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        View in Macao including the residence of Camoens when he wrote his Lusiad

      London:: John Webber,. 1788-92 & 1809 (1820).. The extremely rare life time edition was self-published by Webber and Sir Maurice Holmes states in his "Captain James Cook RN FRS, A Bibliographical Excursion" (1952) that the original drawings were "etched and coloured by himself". Soft ground etching tinted in brown and grey wash; Holmes suggests colored by Webber himself. J. Webber fecit. 1788. London Pubd. Augt. 1, 1788 by J. Webber No. 312 Oxford Street. Vide Cook's Last Voyage Vol. 3 Chap. XI . "1 Augt. 1788' penciled in the lower right margin, "Pl. 12." in the top right, likely by Webber himself. Impression mark 17 1/2 x 12 13/16"; 445 x 325 mm, with margins. With some light toning at edges o/w very good condition. Paper watermarked "Whatman" but without a date. Joppien & Smith 3.372B.a.& [with]& the Boydell issue, London. Pubd. April 1, 1809 by Boydell & Compy. No. 90 Cheapside. Vide Cook's Last Voyage Vol. 3 Chap. XI. Impression mark 450 x 323 mm with margins, 500 x 365 mm. Plate 12 engraved in the top left corner. Colored aquatint. With light foxing in the margins and some offsetting from the accompanying text page, which is drawn from the published account of the voyage. No watermark on the print, but the letterpress is watermarked C. Wilmott 1819. Joppien & Smith 3.372B.b. & & Webber was engaged as the official artist for Cook's third voyage, during which Cook discovered Hawaii & Alaska. Webber was more fully trained than any of the artists of the previous voyages, and he and Cook worked closely together to illuminate "the unavoidable imperfections of written accounts, by enabling us to preserve, and to bring home, such drawings of the most memorable scenes of our transactions, as could only be expected by a professed and skilled artist." (J. Cook & J. King, Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, London 1784, Vol I, p.5). Because he was there with Cook in the field, his paintings "constituted a new visual source for the study of history..." (Smith, Bernard, Art as Information. Sydney, 1978). Cook's ships were the first Western contact with the natives of Nootka Sound and the furs they traded with them were sold at a vast profit in Macao in the following year, 1779. Soon American and English ships were making annual trips to the Northwest Coast in search of "Sea Beaver" pelts. & & Only 16 views were published in the book - the two views of Macao indicate its significance in the East.

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        Asiatick researches or transactions of the Society, instituted in Bengal for inquiring into the history and antiquities, the arts, sciences, and literature of Asia.

      Calcutta Asiatic Society of Bengal 1788 - The Indo-European Family of Languages JONES, William. On the Hindus. In: Asiatick researches or transactions of the Society, instituted in Bengal for inquiring into the history and antiquities, the ARTS, SCIENCES, and LITERATURE of Asia. Calcutta: Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1788. True first edition (preceding the London issue). Quarto (11 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches; 285 x 215 mm.). Xvi, 465, [1, errata] pp. Iwth thirty-four engraved plates (of which three are folding). Contemporary tree calf with twining gilt borders, expertly rebacked preserving the original spine, smooth spine densely gilt and with red and black morocco gilt lettering labels, marbled endpapers. A very attractive copy. This scholarly periodical went to twenty volumes but the key piece, the piece cited by Carter in Printing and the Mind of Man, is found in this first volume; "This slim paper, read to the Bengal Asiatic Society in 1786 and published in its Tarnsactions, marks a turning point in the history of linguistics and signalled the birth of comparative philology. Jones a product of Harrow and University College, had established his reputation as an orientalist by his Grammar of the Persian Language (1771) and Poeseos Asiaticae Commentariorum Libri VI (1774). In 1783 he was knighted and appointed a judge of the high court in Calcutta, the administrative seat of the East India Company, an office which he held until his death. Here Jones indulged his oriental studies, founded the Asiatic Society of Bengal (1784), edited its Journal of Asiatic Researches, translated Indian classics into English. In 1786 Jones made his epoch-making discovery of the relationship between the Sanskrit, Gothic, Greek and Latin languages-to which he later, erroneously, thought he could add Egyptian. His clear understanding of the basic principles of scientific linguistics provided the foundation on which Rask, Bopp, and Grimm built the imposing structure of comparative Indo-European studies" (PMM). Printing and the Mind of Man 235. HBS 65336. $7,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The History of Hindostan, during the reigns of Jehangir, Shahjehan, and Aurungzebe. Volume the First.

      Stuart and Cooper, Calcutta 1788 - All published. 4to. Pp xiii, 132. Coeval half calf, marbled boards. Edges abraded and boards rubbed and marked. Internally clean and sound with only occasional spotting. A most acceptable copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historia del luxo, y de las leyes suntuarias de España.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta Real, 1788. - Small typographical vignette on title-pages. 24, 200 pp.; (1 l.), 219 pp. 2 volumes bound in 1.@ 8°, contemporary Spanish tree calf, flat spine gilt with red and black morocco lettering pieces, edges rouged (some worming at foot of spine and joints, light wear). Occasional slight marginal spotting. Overall in fine condition. 2 volumes bound in 1.@ ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION, with lengthy excerpts describing extravagant dress and spending and substantial quotes from the laws that attempted to control them from Roman times to the eighteenth century. "Though not devoid of economic errors worthy of censure, it deserves praise in that it shows the futility and ineffectiveness of the laws condemning lavishness," comments Colmeiro. Sempere y Guarinos approached the problem of lavish spending as a contemporary mercantilist, condemning the extravagance of luxury as a vice, but finding it inevitable in a society that encouraged inequality and admired a man more for his ostentation than for his virtue and moderation. Such needless consumption was therefore a necessity for it kept industry, and the state, thriving. Herr considers Sempere one of the outstanding members of the Amigos del País of Madrid, an early economic society (@The Eighteenth-Century Revolution in Spain, p. 163).Sempere y Guarinos (1754-1830), a native of Elda in Alicante, a historian of law, literature and institutions, is known for his prologue and translation of Muratori's @Riflessioni sopra il buon gusto intorno le scienze e le arti, 1782, which helped disseminate Muratori's neoclassical ideas in Spain. The prologue was later expanded to the six-volume @Ensayo de una biblioteca española de los mejores escritores del reinado de Carlos III, 1785-89, which remains a useful bibliographical reference for its period.---- Palau 307412: calling for 200, 219 pp. Aguilar Piñal VII, 4611: without collation. Colmeiro, @Bibliografía de los economistas españoles 360: without collation. Goldsmiths 12676. Not in Kress. On the author, see Ward, @Oxford Companion to Spanish Literature p. 538. Not located in OCLC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Law of Evidence. By the late Lord Chief Baron Gilbert. The Fifth Edition, corrected; With Many Additions; and a Compleat Table to the Whole. Cohen 5055

      Philadelphia: Re-Printed and Sold by Joseph Crukshank in Market-Street [etc.], 1788. Contemporary sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, rubbed, definite browning and some staining, corners of two leaves torn away (no text affected); crisp The first (and only 18th century) American edition of the classic early work on the law of evidence, truly a pioneering treatise which went far to create evidence as a separate field of legal study and provide it with its theoretical underpinnings

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        Relación del último viage al Estrecho de Magallanes de la fragata de S.M. Santa María de la Cabeza en los años de 1785 y 1786. Extracto de todos los anteriores desde su descubrimiento impresos y MSS y noticia de los habitantes, suelo, clima y producciones del Estrecho.

      1788 - Relación del último viage al Estrecho de Magallanes de la fragata de S.M. Santa María de la Cabeza en los años de 1785 y 1786. Extracto de todos los anteriores desde su descubrimiento impresos y MSS y noticia de los habitantes, suelo, clima y producciones del Estrecho. Trabajada de orden del Rey.– Madrid : Por la viuda de Ibarra, hijos y compañía, 1788.– 4 h., xvi, 359 p., 2 h. , 128 p, mapas pleg., tablas pleg., retrato ; 25 cm.–Al final: Apéndice a la relación del viage al Magallanes de la fragata de guerra Santa María de la Cabeza, que contiene el de los paquebotes Santa Casilda y Santa Eulalia para completar el reconocimiento del estrecho en los años 1788 y 1789. Trabajado de orden superior.– Madrid : Imprenta de la viuda de D. Joaquín Ibarra, 1793.– 2h., 128p. : mapa pleg. Descripción de las ilustraciones, mapas y tablas: 1 retrato previo a la portada: Ferdin Magallanus. Superatis Antarctici Freti Angustiis Clarissimus. Ferdin Selma, delit. et incid. anno 1788.- 1 mapa plegado, intercalado entre las páginas XVI y 1: Carta esférica de la parte Sur de la América Meridional en la qual se ha colocado el Estrecho de Magallanes por el resultado de la última expedición y los demás puntos según las mejores noticias de los viajeros antiguos y modernos que los han reconocido. Año 1788.- 1 tabla plegada, página 71, reverso en blanco: Viage de ida. Tabla, que manifiesta el estado del Termómetro de Reaumur, y la situación de la Fragata a las 12 del día: la alteración de la estima en rumbo y distancia, deducida por el cotejo del punto de estima con el de observación: las mutaciones del tiempo; y algunas variaciones de la Aguja, determinando el parage que fueron observadas.-1 tabla plegada, página 72, reverso en blanco: Continuación del viage de ida.-1 tabla plegada, página 73, reverso en blanco: Viage de vuelta.-1 tabla plegada, página 74, reverso en blanco. Continuación del viage de vuelta.-1 mapa plegado, entre página [160] y 161: Carta reducida del Estrecho de Magallanes, construida por el Comandante, Oficiales y Pilotos de la Fragata de S.M. Sta. María de la Cabeza. Año 1788. Nota: Los Cabos o Puntas cuyas Longitudes son observadas Astronómicamente van señaladas con * en sus respectibos lugares: las deducidas de las Bases y Angulos medidos desde diferentes Parages con **: las Latitudes observadas en tierra con quarto de círculo se señalan con ***: las observadas desde la mar con ****; y las que no tienen señal son combinadas por enfilaciones, y marcaciones. Escrita por . Droüet.- 1 mapa plegado, insertado al final del texto, previo al Apéndice : Primer plano de varios puertos del Estrecho de Magallanes, levantados el año de 1786.-1 mapa plegado, insertado al final del texto, previo al Apéndice: Segundo plano de varios puertos del Estrecho de Magallanes, levantados el año de 1786.-1 tabla plegada, página 98, reverso en blanco: Viage al Estrecho de Magallanes. Tabla que manifiesta el estado del Termómetro de Fahrenheit y la situación del Paquebot Santa Casilda a las 12 del día: la alteración del rumbo y distancia de estima, deducida por el cotejo de ésta con las observaciones: las mutaciones del tiempo, y algunas variaciones de la ahuja, determinando el parage en que fueron observadas.-1 mapa plegado insertado al final del apéndice: Carta reducida del Estrecho de Magallanes, desde el Pto. de Sn. Miguel hasta su desembocadura en el Océano Pacífico. Construida sobre las Observaciones echas en los Viages de 1786 y 1789. Grabado por D. Juan de la Cruz, Geógrafo de S.M.- Encuadernación de época. Excelente ejemplar, en condiciones inmejorables, tanto el papel como los mapas y la encuadernación. Una breve anotación manuscrita de época en borde superior derecho de la portada. Palau lo consigna como de: Jose de Vargas Ponce, con el número 352514 y el Apéndice con el número 352515. Dice Palau : El derrotero, paginas 92 a 158, se debe a Dionisio Alcalá Galiano y Alejandro Belmonte; y los mapas al Piloto Joaquín Camacho. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dash

      Published by S. Gilpin Knightsbridge, & R. Pollard, N. 15 Braynes Row Spa Fields, London 1788 - A dramatic portrait of Dash, Colonel Thornton's prized pointer, after a painting by Sawrey Gilpin. Sawrey Gilpin studied art under Samuel Scott, the well-known landscape painter. He devoted himself to sporting art and developed a keen eye and hand for horse portraiture. In 1773 he was made a Director of the Society of Artists, and in the following year he was elected President. Gilpin caught the eye of Colonel Thornton who became his chief patron, commissioning such noted paintings as "The Death of the Fox," which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1793. This striking image is a portrait of Colonel Thornton's treasured hound Modish, and is one of two portraits painted by Gilpin of Thornton's hunting dogs. Robert Pollard and Francis Jukes produced many prints together with Pollard doing the etching and Jukes the aquatinting. Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints, 124-125. Engraving and aquatint. With hand colour. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition with the exception of some light scuffing in the margins.

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        THE COMPLEAT IRISH TRAVELLER containing A general Description of the most Noted Cities, Towns, Seats, Buildings, Loughs &c. in the Kingdom of Ireland, Interspersed with Observations on the Manners, Customs, Antiquities, Curiosities and Natural History of that Country. Vol. I. Illustrated with Elegant Copper Plates.

      Printed for the proprietors and Sold by the Booksellers price 14s. Bound., London 1788 - Copperplates (18 + engraved titlepage with Irish view) inc. 8 large folding plates & maps by Charles Smith (1715?-1762) and Anthony Chearnley, engraved by Giles King, S. Wheatley & Thos Chambers. Octavo leather spined dark green papered boards with paper title label (rebacked & recornered) 188pp last leaf lacking but supplied in MS facsimile. Six leaves with central brown stain, map of Waterford with paper repairs to blank verso, otherwise remarkably clean and tight. *Includes 8 beautifully engraved large folding views of Waterford, Dungarvan, Youghal, Cork, Kinsale & Lismore and large folding maps of Waterford & Cork, evidently printed from the original plates of Charles Smith's Histories of Waterford and of Cork (1746, 1774). Very scarce - only 4 copies have appeared at auction in the last 30 years, and this copy of Vol I has more plates than all but one of the 2-volume sets listed by ABPC. Collates as Vol I of the same edition in Trinity College Dublin, which also has the plates from Smith's Histories. The second volume was shorter, only 74pp and up to 6 plates (cf. ESTC T85086 which like this is only Vol I, but T85086 has only 7 single and 3 double page plates so 8 less than this and the Trinity College Dublin copy). 1 volume.

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        Sacred to Cook's immortal name

      London: circa, 1788. Engraved view with poem, 195 x 105 mm., laid down on card. Cook's immortal name. Rare Cook engraving, with commemorative poem, after a drawing by Thomas Stothard (1755-1834). Stothard was elected to the Royal Academy in 1794 and often collaborated with William Blake, although the present engraving is by T. Cook. Coxhead, who wrote the standard monograph on Stothard, gives a tentative date of 1788 and described it as a 'frontispiece of allegorical character, showing a bust of Captain Cook, round which are three naked cupids, and a figure, holding a scroll, pointing to a temple of fame' (A.C. Coxhead, Thomas Stothard, R.A., p. 168). Beddie knew three copies of the print, all in the Dixson collection of the State Library of New South Wales, and she gives the image the nominal title 'Philosophy inviting Youth to the heights of science: allegorical representation with bust of Cook.' A copy of the image is also known in the Nan Kivell collection at the National Library of Australia.

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        A Short Treatise on the Application of Steam, Whereby is Clearly Shewn, From Actual Experiments, That Steam May be Applied to Propel Boats or Vessels of Any Burthen Against Rapid Currents With Great Velocity. The Same Principles are Also Introduced with Effect, by a Machine of a Simple and Cheap Construction, for the Purpose of Raising Water Sufficient for the Working of Grist-Mills, Saw-Mills, &c. and for Watering Meadows and Other Purposes of Agriculture

      printed by Joseph James, Philadelphia 1788 - Contemporary paper wrappers, early manuscript title on upper wrapper, uncut (wrappers with repaired tears) Provenance: W.H.H. Newman (Buffalo, New York, bookplate and signature on title) Second edition, second issue of this important early pamphlet on steam navigation by one of the two American steam pioneers. James Rumsey's pamphlet was first published under a slightly different title ( A plan wherein the power of steam is fully shewn. ) in 1788. It was then reprinted with this title, in two different issues (the first with the word 'chep' on the title, the second with the word correctly spelled, as here). Rumsey states in the "Advertisement" on the verso of the title that this pamphlet is reprinted from "a pamphlet published in Virginia, to prove the authors prior right of applying steam, to propel boats &c. as well as to establish the principles on which he has done it, a few copies were then thought sufficient for that purpose, but as Mr. Fitch intends to answer the pamphlet, it is therefore necessary to re-publish as much of it as respects Mr. Fitch, which is done with no other variation, from the original, than to correct a few of the omissions and mistakes that were introduced into the first publication". Rumsey and John Fitch entered into a controversy over whose steam-powered boat had priority. Fitch was the first to publicize his invention and obtained a 14-year privilege for the manufacture of steam vessels, giving him a virtual monopoly on its production in America. Rumsey's pamphlet prompted John Fitch to reply by publishing his Original steamboat supported , (1788) in which Fitch attacked Rumsey's claim to priority. Though neither man was financially successful, Fitch went on to inaugurate the first commercial steamboat service on the Delaware River in 1790. Evans 21442; Norman 1859; Sabin 74128; Streeter sale 3961; Rink 2924; Howes R499 'b'. (8 3/4 x 5 3/8 inches). [1-]26 pp. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Pair of Prints] To the Right honorable William Pitt . this Accurate Perspective View of the Outside [. this Accurate Perspective View of Inside] of the Royal Exchange, in London, is . Dedicated, by . J. Chapman

      published & sold by Mr. Chapman, London 1788 - A famous pair of engravings of the second Royal Exchange by Bartolozzi, one of the greatest engravers of his age. The first image is of the exterior on Cornhill, the second of the interior. There have been three Royal Exchanges, each of which in their heyday were at the heart of what the City of London does best: commerce. The first, based on the Antwerp Bourse was built at the expense of Sir Thomas Gresham in 1565 (the Grasshopper on the top of the present Exchange recalls Gresham's family crest). The site was provided by the Corporation of the City of London and the Mercer's Company. Roughly triangular, it is formed by the converging streets of Cornhill and Threadneedle Street. The present image is of the second exchange. Built on the same site after the Great Fire of London, designed by Edward Jerman and opened in 1669. This too was destroyed by fire on 10 th January 1838. The present exchange, still at the heart of the City of London, built to a design by Sir William Tite was opened in 1845. Heywood's lines about the first Exchange are equally apt for the second: "Not in my life; yet I have been in Venice, In the Rialto there, called Saint Mark's; 'Tis but a bauble, if compared to this. The nearest, that which most resembles this, Is the great Burse in Antwerp, yet no comparable Either in height or wildeness, the fair cellarage, Or goodly shops above. Oh my Lord Mayor, This Gresham hath much graced your city, London; His fame will long outlive him." (Thomas Heywood If You Know Not Me, You Know Nobody part 2 ). Remarkably, the printing plates for both these images still exist and re-strikes are available. The present examples are the "real thing" and not modern reprints. Copper engravings by Bartolozzi after Chapman & Lutherburgh. Expert restoration to margins. Sheet sizes: 18 3/4 x 23 inches and 19 x 23 3/8 inches.

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        The Works of Nathaniel Lardner DD in Eleven Volumes (complete)

      J Johnson, London 1788 - 'containing credibility of the gospel history; Jewish and heathen testimonies; history of heretics; and his summons and tracts; with general chronological tables and copious indexes. To the first volume is prefixed the Life of the Author, by Andrew Kippis DD FRS and SA'. Half bound in calf with marbled boards and edges, gilt titling to spines. Leather has dried out, and all volumes are rubbed and worn on boards and extremities, some volumes have been crudely restored. Contents of all volumes are intact, with a little browning to prelims, but text is clean, bright and free from foxing. There is a very neat small signature of 'Richd Kirwan' in beautiful copperplate on the title pages. Volume 1 has been crudely rebacked and given new white end papers; original spine has been relayed with a protective coating (possibly varnish) applied. Volume 2 has not been restored, leather at top and tail of spine pulling but all binding intact; ffep almost detached, otherwise volume 2 is in good condition. There is an attempted repair to spine of volume 3, one of end papers detached, brown marks to title page. Volumes 4 and 5 have not been restored, only some protective varnish(?) applied to leather. Volume 6 has been rebacked with white leather, not dyed, original spine relayed, there is significant loss of original spine, approx 14 cms preserved but this does include the titling; end papers not replaced so boards are tight to open. Volume 7 - no restoration, varnish to leather; spine is little more worn than other volumes - leather is pulling at top and tail; title page is detached along approx 2/3rd of its length. Volume 8's spine is worn, with pulling of leather at top and loss an area 2cm x 1cm at the base. Volume 9 has foxing to end papers and prelims; one end paper and title page are detached but present. Volume 10 has been crudely rebacked, relaying original spine on new leather. Volume 11 has also been rebacked with original spine laid on; new cream end papers onto which title page has been tipped. Overall the condition of the bindings are reflective of age and crude restoration however the contents of this set are in good condition.

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        BIBLIA, DAS IST: DIE GANZE HEILIGE SCHRIFT DES ALTEN UND NEUEN TESTAMENTS. WIE SOLCHE VON HERRN DOCTOR MARTIN LUTHER IN JAHR CHRISTI 1522. IN UNSERE TEUTSCHE MUTTERSPRACHE ZU UBERSETZEN ANGEFANGEN, 1543.

      In Verlegung Der Johann Andrea Endterischen Bandlung, Nurnberg 1788 - Blind-stamped covers over wooden boards. Panelled spine. Three of the metal clasps remain, but without the catches. Title-page in red and black with engraved vignette. Full-page engraving of Martin Luther seated at his desk. Eleven full-page engravings of the Dukes of Saxony, each with a facing page of biography. Six full-page engravings of biblical persons and events. Numerous text illustrations throughout. Pages show some browning at periphery with light to moderate foxing. Four of these Bibles have sold at auction in the past 25 years. Worldcat shows twelve libraries worldwide with a listing. A well-preserved reprint edition of the Martin Luther Bible printed in 1534. Martin Luther (1483-1546) began translating the Bible into German in 1521. His reasoning was to make the Bible more accessible to all the Germanic people. He used Erasmus' second edition (1519) of the Greek New Testament rather than the Vulgate which was the official Latin translation used by the Catholic Church. This task required a collaborative effort by Luther, Johannes Bugenhagen, Philipp Melanchthon, Georg Rorer, Caspar Creutziger, Justus Jonas. The Luther Bible by reason of its widespread circulation was largely responsible for the formation the modern German language by standardizing its usage rather than using the many disparate dialects. 1034pp. Text in German. Postage will be extra due to the size of this tome. Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Idées sur le geste et l'action théatrale; - suivies d'une lettre, du même auteur, sur la peinture musicale. Le tout traduit de l'allemand

      Paris: Chez Barrois, 1788-1789. First edition in French. 2 vols., 8vo. Avec trente-quatre planches. 34 finely etched plates by Copia, EXQUISITELY COLORED by a contemporary hand. [4], 324; [4], 295 pp. Contemporary tan polished calf, triple gilt- filet borders, smooth spines richly gilt with 2 black leather spine label, by Bozerien jeune. Cohen-De Ricci 346-347; Brunet III 982; Magriel, p. 179 . An extremely rare, if not unique copy of Engel's classic treatise on acting, with the plates colored by hand. This is the very scarce first French edition of Engel's famous Ideen Zu Einer Mimik, first printed in German in 1785-86, and one of the most important works on the theory and psycho-physiology of acting. Engel (1741-1802) was a German philosopher who was professor of moral philosophy in the Joachimstal Gymnasium in Berlin, and, following that, tutor to the crown prince of Prussia, the future Frederik William III. In 1787 he became director of the Royal Theater in Berlin, where he wrote many plays which enjoyed considerable success, as well as many essays on aesthetic subjects ONE OF A VERY FEW COPIES WITH HAND-COLORED PLATES

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        Defence of usury; Shewing the Impolicy of the Present Legal Restraints on the terms of pecuniary bargains in a series of letters to a friend. To which is added, a letter to Adam Smith, Esq.; LL. D. On the Discouragements.....Inventive Industry, by-

      Dublin, Printed for Messrs. D. Williams, Colles, White, Byrne, Lewis, Jones and Moore, 1788.. The titlepage shows 1788. (VI), 232 pp. Contemporary full calf (expertly rbkd.) with blindruled spine & blindstamped letterpiece (title still -but hardly-readable). Binding rbbd., crnrs bit worn. Inner joints reinforced. * Most probably the second edition in the year following the 1787 (first) edition, according to Lowndes who gives 1791 for the 2nd. edition.In places marginally waterstained & some foxing. On title-page contemporary previous owner's signature in ink: "Mark Rochfort".

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        Almanach Royal, Année Bissextile M. DCC. LXXXVIII, présenté à Sa Majesté Pour La Permière Fois En 1699

      Debure, Gendre De Feu M. d'Houry, Paris 1788 - in-8 Plein maroquin rouge. Triple filet sur les plats. Dos long décoré d'amphores et du lyres. Pièces de titre. Roulette sur les contreplats. Toutes tranches dorées. 716 p. Bon exemplaire. Reliure et intérieur en bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Brief Deductions Relative to the Aid and Supply of the Executive Power, According to the Law of England. In Cases of Infancy, Delirium, or Other Incapacity of the King. Second Edition

      Printed for J. Debrett, London 1788 - Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards; a very nice, clean copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beskrivelse over Staden Kallundborg tilligemed Hans Jakob Paludans Levnetsbeskrivelse.

      . Kbhvn.: Sebastian Popp 1788. Med kobberstukket frontispice og foldet kort over byen. (12) + LXXXVIII + 296 + (2) s. Indbundet i samtidigt halvlaeder med rygforgyldning. * Trykt pa lyseblat skrivepapir. Bogen er udarbejdet efter forfatterens faders efterladte samlinger. Bibl. Dan. II, 681..

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        MÉMOIRES SUR LES HOPITAUX DE PARIS [E.O] 15 très grandes planches dépliantes.

      Pierres 1788 - Paris, de l'imprimerie de Ph.-D. Pierres, 1788, fort in-4°, (8)-LXXIV-472 pp. -- Cartonnage d'attente frotté avec manque de papier. A toutes marges. En partie non coupé. 15 très grandes planches dépliantes et 2 tableaux. *** C'est déjà vers les années 1750, que Jacques René Tenon, soumet à Pichault de La Martinière, alors premier chirurgien du Roi, les plans de réforme du service des hôpitaux qu'il avait médités depuis sa jeunesse. La Martinière acheta les bâtiments propres à fonder un nouvel hôpital et Tenon en dirigea l'installation. Ce fut la première maison hospitalière établie conformément aux principes élémentaires de la science. La comparaison détermina le gouvernement à demander une enquête sur l'Hotel-Dieu, où plusieurs malades se trouvaient souvent dans le même lit et où la mortalité était effrayante. Louis XVI ordonna enfin, en 1785, à l'Académie des Sciences de lui faire un rapport sur tous les hôpitaux de Paris. Tenon et sept autres membres de l'Académie (dont Daubenton, Lavoisier, et de la Place) s'y attellèrent. Ce fut l'occasion pour lui de publier ses cinq célèbres mémoires que renferme notre ouvrage. EDITION ORIGINALE RARE. *** Reforms quickly followed Tenon's disclosures of the dreadful conditions prevailing in the hospitals of Paris in the 18th century. He was also instrumental in the foundation of a special hospital for children. (G&M) FIRST EDITION. ** Références : Garrison & Morton 1600 ; Norman 2061 ; Norman, vente 820 ; Blake, p.447 ; Waller 9516. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Original watercolor created for manuscript folio The Felidae

      - Original watercolor created for the manuscript folio The Felidae. Cat Kind 19th Century Watercolor over graphite Each numbered and annotated in pencil Framed size: 15 measuring 27" x 24"; 2 measuring 24" x 27" Provenance: H. Bradley Martin The expansion of trade and growing exploration of the world, during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, brought about a growing interest in the exotic with wild animals being captured and returned to Europe as both objects of curiosity and scientific specimens. In Britain, the eminent doctor William Hunter led the way in the study of these animals, acquiring not only living specimens but also assembling a considerable collection of paintings. The field was also aided by the foundation of the Linnaean Society in 1788, named after the creator of the now universal system of nomenclature for plants and animals. This institution expressly encouraged ‘the cultivation of the Science of Natural History in all its branches.’ Interest extended beyond scientific study to the general public at large and a menagerie was established at Exeter Change in the Strand by Pidock, a trader in wild animals. This proved to be exceptionally popular with the London public and artists frequently used it as a source for their paintings and drawings. Publications also fed the public interest in the exotic and perhaps Samuel Howitt’s Oriental Field Sports, is the finest example of this kind. Howitt, along with Charles Hamilton Smith, contributed to the stunning images of cats to be found in the manuscript Felidae. Smith, a lieutenant colonel in the army, seems to have specialized in the depiction of exotic animals perhaps reflecting his military career as the British Empire expanded. A collection of 64 of his drawings, depicting hunting scenes in Africa, North and South America, Ceylon, Australia, the Antarctic and Artic, can be found in the Paul Mellon Collection. Felidae was perhaps intended for eventual publication and reflects the work of scientists, such as the above-mentioned William Hunter, who specialized in comparative anatomy. However, the illustrations are more than just anatomical studies as they elegantly meld the art of watercolor painting with that of science to create enduring images with aesthetic appeal. The cats are skillfully placed within suitable landscapes to replicate their natural habitats and each animal possesses an element of animation reflecting their innate physical movement.

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        Recherches Historiques et Politiques sur les Etats-Unis de l'Amérique Septentrional où l'on traite des établissements des treize colonies & de leurs dissensions avec la Grande Bretagne, de leurs gouvernements avant et après la révolution, &c. Par un Citoyen de Virginie. Avec quatre Lettres d'un Bourgeois de New-Heaven (sic) sur l'unité de la législation.

      Froullé 1788 - - Froullé, Colle (Toscane) & Paris 1788, (13x20cm), (4) xvi 384pp., (4) 259pp. (1), (4) 292pp., (4) 366pp., 4 tomes en 4 Vol. reliés. - Edition originale. Pleine Basane marbrée Empire fauve. Dos lisse très orné de Grecques, et roulettes, fers de cornes d'abondance. Pièces de titres et de tomaisons dans une basane plus claire. Roulette d'encadrement sur les plats. Quelques coins émoussés. Un accroc à la coiffe de tête du tome 3. L'ouvrage fut à l'origine conçu comme une réponse à L'histoire philosophique et politique de Raynal, et de ce fait, de nombreuses pages reprennent et critiquent son oeuvre , les Recherches historiques et politiques sont sans aucun doute l'un des livres les plus importants sur l'histoire des jeunes États-Unis, traitant de la guerre d'indépendance, de l'histoire des colonies, du droit, des Quakers, du climat, du travail, de l'esclavage. Filippo Mazzei fut un physicien et un horticulteur italien, il se rendit en Virginie en 1773 afin d'introduire la culture de vergers (olive, vigne, fruits.) en Amérique. Voisin de Thomas Jefferson, il se lia d'amitié avec lui , les renseignements et l'aide qu'il aurait fourni à Mazzei auraient joué un rôle non négligeable dans la rédaction du livre. Il fut un partisan de l'indépendance, et fut chargé de trouver des fonds en Europe pour aider la Virginie. Il quitta plus tard les Etats-Unis pour travailler en Europe de l'Est. L'ouvrage contient entre autres les Reflexions rédigées à l'occasion du Mémoire sur la manière dont la France & l'Espagne doivent envisager les suites de la querelle entre la Grande-Bretagne & ses Colonies (volume 3, pages 217-282), by A.R.J. Turgot, qui paraissent ici pour la première fois , Turgot y prévoit l'indépendance des colonies. Les lettres d'un bourgeois sont de Condorcet. (4) xvi 384pp., (4) 259pp. (1), (4) 292pp., (4) 366pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kriegstheater Oder Graenzkarte Oesterreichs, Russlands, Und Der Türkey,enthaltend Das Koenigreich Ungarn, Siebenbürgen, Moldau, Bessarabien, Walachey, Bulgarien, Servien, Bosnien, Sclavonien, Croatien, Albanien, Romanien, Macedonien, einen Theil Griechenlands, und des Archipelagus, die Dardanellen, das schwarze und asowische Meer, die Krim, Tatarey, Kuban, Circassien & & Nebst einem Theil von Russland, Polen, Schlesien, Maehren, Oesterreich, Steuermark & ".

      1788 - Kupferstich-Karte von Franz Müller nach C. Schütz bei Artaria, Wien, datiert 1788, altkoloriert. Ca. 40 x 70 cm (Karte), gesamt ca. 49 x 71 cm. Faltspuren, Einrisse, Flecken. Minimale Fehlstellen an den Eckfaltungen. Dörflinger, Johannes: Österreichische Karten des 18. Jahrhunderts. Bd. 1. Wien, 1984. S. 289 f. Karte zum Krieg Russlands gegen das Osmanenreich mit dem Schwarzen Meer und der Krim im Zentrum. Oberhalb der Einfassung mit 6-zeiligem Titel. Unterhalb der Einfassungslinie mit dem Vermerk "Nach den besten Karten und Handzeichnungen von C. Schütz entworfen 1788." (links) und "Gestochen von F. Müller" (rechts). Links unten mit Kaiserlichem Druckvermerk. In der Mitte unterhalb der Karte mit einer zweizeiligen "Erklaerung der Illumination: Roth ist oesterreichisch, Gelb russisch, Grün türkisch, Violet polnisch, Orangefarb venetianisch". Darunter mit dem Verlegervermerk "Zu finden in Wien bey Artaria Compagnie Kunsthändlern am Michaelerplatz". Oben rechts Meilenzeiger-Kartusche. Einblattdruck, selten. Faltspuren, Einrisse, Flecken. Minimale Fehlstellen an den Eckfaltungen.

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        View in Macao.

      John Webber, 1788-92 & 1809 (1820), London: - The "View in Macao" is offered here in two versions; a rare colored Lifetime issue & the Boydell issue. The rare lifetime issue was self- published by Webber and is a soft ground etching. This is an extremely rare hand colored copy, which Sir Maurice Holmes states in his "Captain James Cook RN FRS, A Bibliographical Excursion" (1952) that the original drawings were "etched and coloured by himself". Impression mark 450 x 323 mm with large margins, 539 x 390 mm. With notations in pencil, quite possibly by Webber - "Pl.13" penciled in the top right corner, along with "1st Augt. 1788" in the lower right. Soft ground etching with hand color. Watermark J. Whatman. Joppien 3.372A.a. [with] The Boydell issue, published in John Webber's "Views in the South Seas", which has been called "the most striking publication resulting from Cook's expeditions". (Parsons Collection 136). Vide Cook's Last Voyage Vol. 3 Chap. 11. London. Pubd. April 1, 1809 by Boydell & Compy. No. 90 Cheapside. Impression mark 450 x 325 mm, on paper 500 x 363 mm. Colored aquatint. Light foxing in the margins and some offsetting from the accompanying text page, which is drawn from the published account of the voyage. Both the print and letterpress are watermarked J. Whatman 1820. Joppien & Smith 3.372A.b. Webber was engaged as the official artist for Cook's third voyage, during which Cook discovered Hawaii & Alaska. Webber was more fully trained than any of the artists of the previous voyages, and he and Cook worked closely together to illuminate "the unavoidable imperfections of written accounts, by enabling us to preserve, and to bring home, such drawings of the most memorable scenes of our transactions, as could only be expected by a professed and skilled artist." (J. Cook & J. King, Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, London 1784, Vol I, p.5). Because he was there with Cook in the field, his paintings "constituted a new visual source for the study of history." (Smith, Bernard, Art as Information. Sydney, 1978). Cook's ships were the first Western contact with the natives of Nootka Sound and the furs they traded with them were sold at a vast profit in Macao in the following year, 1779. Soon American and English ships were making annual trips to the Northwest Coast in search of "Sea Beaver" pelts. After the publication of the official history, Webber issued a series of twelve splendid soft ground etchings produced between 1788 and 1792 and this print is one of those early issues. It is extraordinarily rare. The culmination of his long concentration on his sixteen subjects was finally issued as a book after his death by Mr. Boydell under the title "Views in the South Seas." The proof reader did a poor job, with two mistakes on the title page, mistaking Webber's last name for James and Captain Cook's name as "Cooke". In this issue, which is also scarce, the plates are dated April 1, 1809, although the watermarks are nearly always later. Only 16 views were published in the book - the two views of Macao indicate its significance in the East. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        HISTOIRE PHILOSOPHIQUE DU MONACHISME OU EXPOSITION ABREGEE DE CE QUE L'ON TROUVE DE PLUS SINGULIER DANS L'INSTITUTION, LA REGLE, L'ETABLISSEMENT ET LA VIE DES MOINES DE TOUS LES CULTES ET DE TOUS LES PAYS

      BRINDLEY & EMSLY, LONDRES-LONDON 1788 - Ce rarissime traité de la vie monastique est composé de trois parties, reliées en un seul volume; Les deux premières parties sont écrites par Louis Alexandre DEVERITE(mermbre de la convention nationale) la dernière et troisième est de la main de Mr LINGUET, elle s'intitule: "essai philosophique sur le monachisme". Cette troisième partie est l'Edition Originale de ce traité de l' avocat Simon Nicolas Henri Linguet (1736-1794), consacré à la question du statut des moines dans la société (ouvrage qui fut interdit) "Cet ouvrage n'est autre chose que les vingt-quatre premiers chapitres de l''Histoire impartiale des Jésuites', par le même auteur"--Barbier, A. A. Ouvrages anonymes, v. 2, p. 223. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sir Joseph Banks and the Emperor of Morocco, Etc

      London: G. Kearsley et al . Hardcover. Good. 1788-1793. 27; 30 (2); 104; 56; 34 (2); 50; 18 (2); iv, 39; 70; 10; 63; 58; 72; vi, 47; 22; 77; 41 p. 27 cm. Humorous frontispiece. All new editions except Sir Joseph Banks (3rd ed.) and Advice to the Future Laureat (no ed. listed). 1/2 leather binding scuffed, original spine reapplied early on, bottom edge chipped. Ref. lib. stickers inside front board, lacks rear endpaper, light foxing and stains throughout. Peter Pindar was the pseudonym for satirist and poet John Wolcot (1738-1819). He graduated as M.D. at Aberdeen, and accompanied Sir William Trelawny as physician to the governor of Jamaica. His peculiar medicinal methods, which consisted in encouraging his fever patients to drink cold water, and his opinion that a physician could do little more than watch nature and 'give her a shove on the back if he sees her inclined to do right' involved him in disputes with his professional brethren. The poet's humour was generally coarse, and not infrequently profane. He soon discovered a paying enterprise in ridiculing the private life of the king. After the gov't attempted to secure silence by the bestowal of a pension, and the queen's solicitor got into action, he confined himself to smaller game, such as Sir Joseph Banks, Sylvanus Urban, and James Bruce the African traveller. In 1793 he sold the copyright of his existing works to J. Walker, the publisher. He was buried in St.Paul's Church, Covent Garden, where by his own wish his coffin was placed touching that of Samuel Butler. He had many imitators, who wrote under the same and similar names. --"Sir Joseph Banks and the Emperor of Morocco. A Tale. + A Poetical Epistle to a Falling Minister; also an Imitation of the Twelfth Ode of Horace. + Subjects For Painters. + Expostulatory Odes to a Great Duke and a Little Lord. +A Benevolent Epistle to Sylvanus Urban, alias Master John Nichols, Printer, Common-Councilman of Farringdon Ward, and Censor General of Literature; Not Forgetting Master William Hayley: in which is added, An Elegy to Apollo; also Sir Joseph Banks and the Boiled Fleas, an ode. + A Rowland for an Oliver; or a Poetical Answer to the Benevolent Epistle of Mr. Peter indar. Also the Manuscript Odes, Songs, Letters, &c. &c. of The above Mr. Peter Pindar, Now First Published By Sylvanus Urban. + Advice to the Future Laureat: An Ode. +A Complimentary Epistle to James Bruce, Esq. The Abyssinian Traveller. + The Rights of Kings; or Loyal Odes to Disloyal Academicians. + Odes to Mr. Paine, Author of "RIghts of Man;" on the intended celebration of the Downfall of the French Empire, by a set of British Democrates, on the Fourteenth of July. +The Remonstrance. To Which is Added, An Ode to my Ass: Also, The Magpie and Robin, A Tale; An Apology For Kings; and An Address to my Pamphlet. + More Money! or, Odes of Instruction to Mr. Pitt; with A Variety of other Choice Matters. + Odes of Importance, &c. + The Tears of St. Margaret: Also Odes of Condolence to the High and Mighty Musical Directors, On Their Downfall. + A Pair of Lyric Epistles to Lord Macartney and His Ship. + Odes to Kien Long, The Present Emperor of China; with The Quakers, A Tale; To A Fly, Drowned in a Bowl of Punch. + A Poetical, Serious, and Possibly Impertinent, Epistle to the Pope. Also, A Pair of Odes to His Holiness, On His Keeping a Disorderly House. +

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        Delle antichità italiche parte prima (-quarta) con due appendici e documenti.

      Milano, Imperial Monistero di S. Ambrogio Maggiore, 1788-1791 1788 - 5 volumi in 4° grande, pergamena coeva. Compessive 1670 pp, con numerose incisioni in legno e in rame n.t., 2 grandi tavole di iscrizioni ripiegate f.t. e 26 grandi tavole incise in rame ripiegate f.t. con figure architettoniche ed altre di sculture ed epigrafi. Bellissimo esemplare immacolato dell' edizione originale di notevole rarità. Gian Rinaldo Carli, nato a Capodistria, poligrafo ed economista, fu cultore anche di lettere ed è un esempio di enciclopedista italiano. "Notevoli i cinque volumi Delle antichità italiche ( Milano, 1788-1791), vasta opera di erudizione dove raccolse ed ampliò i suoi precedenti lavori in questo settore, e che ebbe un successo editoriale. Vi difende l' antica civiltà italica, autocrona e anterirore alla greca, sostiene l' origine nazionale e non fiorentina della lingua italiana, e ripete pure la ricordata tesi sull' origine del potere temporale dei papi. " Opera delle più dotte e più profonde che siano in questa materia, ricca di molte tavole ai luoghi voluti dal testo, o inserte nelle stesse pagine intagliate in rame ed in legno". " Raccolta immensa sulle antichità italiane, a cui inteso per tutta la vita. I primi quattro volumi, ristampati nel 1793-95, ed adorni di 26 rami e di molte iscrizioni inedite, trattano delle antichità di tutti i popoli d' Italia prima dei Romani; di quelle de' Romani altresì, della Gallia cisalpina, dell' Istria e della Dalmazia prima e dopo la dominazione romana. Le ricerche dell' autore si stendono attraverso il Medio Evo sino al XIII secolo. Siffatta opera è affatto diversa da quella di Sigonio e di Muratori; ebbe una voga prodigiosa ed assegnò all' autore tra gli antiquari un seggio pari a quello che teneva fra gli scrittori di economia politica". ( Tipaldo, Biografia degli italiani illustri, V, pp. 336 - 41 ). Brunet, I, 1580. Graesse, II, p. 48. Collazione: I° (8), xvi, IX-XXV, (1), 250 pp., 2 grandi tavole ripiegate con iscrizioni e 7 tavole incise in rame ripiegate f.t. II°. (8), 366 pp. con figure incise in legno e in rame n.t. e 15 tavole incise in rame ripiegate f.t. III°. (10), LVI, (1), 306 pp. con figure incise in legno e in rame n.t. e 2 tavole incise in rame ripiegate f.t. IV°. (12), 316 pp. e 2 grandi tavole incise in rame ripiegate f.t. V°. 282 pp. 1 f. (errata) con una tavola di iscrizioni n.t. www.libreriabrighenti.it [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        REGLAMENTO, Y ORDENANZA, QUE DEBEN OBSERVAR LOS MINISTROS, Y EMPLEADOS EN LOS HOSPITALES, QUE ESTAN ESTABLECIDOS, y que se establecieren EN LAS PLAZAS: Y asimismo en los que se ofreciere formar para el ejército: Cuyo método, y régimen manda su Magestad se practique con la mayor observancia, para el mejor desempeño de su Real servicio

      - Santiago, Sebastián Montero y Frayz, 1788, folio piel, 226 págs.+ 2 h.

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        Missale Romanum ex Decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini Restitutum, S. PII V. Pontificis Maximi Jussu Editum, Clementis VIII. & Urbani VIII. Auctoritate Recognitum.

      ex Typogra[hia Heredis nicolai Pezzana, Venetiis 1788 - Quarto. Leather 1788. Ex-Library with the usual treatments. Full brown leather with gilt lettering and hand tooled trim. 36 + 404 pages. double columned text, with portions rubricated. Continues with Commune Sanctorum., CXI pages. Some feast day papers, Beatiss Virgiinis Mariae de Mercede, and others. 32 pages Missae Propriae follows. Ribbon tabs. Almost 225 years old, this book has signs of age. Tracks of book worms at the bottom back margins of the first quarter of the book, as well as some back pages.Water lines on a few front pages. Damp soiling to the bottom corners of the last several pages. High quality paper has kep the text and illustrations clean. Outside front hinge is beginning to split. Will require a bit of repair, but well worth the effort. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dei bagni di Montecatini. Trattato

      Cambiagi,, Firenze, 1788 - Cm. 28,5, pp. (8) 347 (1). Con 4 tavole fuori testo: veduta generale a doppia pagina delle Terme; una tabella a stampa; una pianta dei Bagni e una grande "Pianta generale di tutte insieme le fabbriche dei Bagni e campagna adiacente". Leg. ottocentesca in mezza pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Piatti e sguardie marmorizzati. Tagli colorati. Ex libris. Qualche macchietta, perlopiù al margine alto di alcune pagine, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Edizione originale. Cfr. Lozzi, 2906; De Renzi V (p. 681). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur le Phlogistique, et Sur la Constitution des Acides, Traduit de l'Anglois de M. Kirwan; Avec des Notes de MM. de Morveau, Lavoisier, de la Place, Monge, Berthollet, & de Fourcroy

      Rue et Hôtel Serpente, Paris 1788 - xii, 344, [4] p.; 20 cm. Signatures: [pi]2 a4 A-X8 Y6 (8vo). Contemporary full tree calf with five spine compartments between gilt-tooled decoration. Red morocco label in second compartment with gilt-tooled title: Essais sur le Phlogist. Gilt-tooled decorative border on each board. Blind-tooled decoration on board edges. Marbled endpapers with a horizontal combed pattern. Woodcut title vignette, and head and tail pieces. Includes errata. Blank leaf following front free endpaper bears inscription, dated 30 Fructidor an treize [16 Sept. 1805], indicating that this was a prize book awarded to Louis Cornelissen, a student at Ecole de Medecine a' Gand, Departement de l'Escaut, by Professor of Chemistry P. Beyts. A translation into French by Madame Lavoisier of Richard Kirwan's Essay on Phlogiston, and the Constitution of Acids. Kirwan defended the theory of phlogiston (a now disproved scientific theory that had posited the existence of an element called "phlogiston," which was released during combustion). References: Duveen & Klickstein, no. 243; Cole, 721; Ferguson, p. 472. In Very Good Condition: edges rubbed, in particular front joint; front board scraped; slight loss of leather at ends of spine; light foxing on first and last leaves; otherwise clean and bright. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sacred to Cook's immortal name.

      circa, London 1788 - Engraved view with poem, 195 x 105 mm., laid down on card. Cook's immortal name. Rare Cook engraving, with commemorative poem, after a drawing by Thomas Stothard (1755-1834). Stothard was elected to the Royal Academy in 1794 and often collaborated with William Blake, although the present engraving is by T. Cook. Coxhead, who wrote the standard monograph on Stothard, gives a tentative date of 1788 and described it as a 'frontispiece of allegorical character, showing a bust of Captain Cook, round which are three naked cupids, and a figure, holding a scroll, pointing to a temple of fame' (A.C. Coxhead, Thomas Stothard, R.A., p. 168). Beddie knew three copies of the print, all in the Dixson collection of the State Library of New South Wales, and she gives the image the nominal title 'Philosophy inviting Youth to the heights of science: allegorical representation with bust of Cook.' A copy of the image is also known in the Nan Kivell collection at the National Library of Australia.

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        View in Macao including the residence of Camoens when he wrote his Lusiad.

      John Webber, 1788-92 & 1809 (1820), London: - The extremely rare life time edition was self-published by Webber and Sir Maurice Holmes states in his "Captain James Cook RN FRS, A Bibliographical Excursion" (1952) that the original drawings were "etched and coloured by himself". Soft ground etching tinted in brown and grey wash; Holmes suggests colored by Webber himself. J. Webber fecit. 1788. London Pubd. Augt. 1, 1788 by J. Webber No. 312 Oxford Street. Vide Cook's Last Voyage Vol. 3 Chap. XI . "1 Augt. 1788' penciled in the lower right margin, "Pl. 12." in the top right, likely by Webber himself. Impression mark 17 1/2 x 12 13/16"; 445 x 325 mm, with margins. With some light toning at edges o/w very good condition. Paper watermarked "Whatman" but without a date. Joppien & Smith 3.372B.a.[with]the Boydell issue, London. Pubd. April 1, 1809 by Boydell & Compy. No. 90 Cheapside. Vide Cook's Last Voyage Vol. 3 Chap. XI. Impression mark 450 x 323 mm with margins, 500 x 365 mm. Plate 12 engraved in the top left corner. Colored aquatint. With light foxing in the margins and some offsetting from the accompanying text page, which is drawn from the published account of the voyage. No watermark on the print, but the letterpress is watermarked C. Wilmott 1819. Joppien & Smith 3.372B.b. Webber was engaged as the official artist for Cook's third voyage, during which Cook discovered Hawaii & Alaska. Webber was more fully trained than any of the artists of the previous voyages, and he and Cook worked closely together to illuminate "the unavoidable imperfections of written accounts, by enabling us to preserve, and to bring home, such drawings of the most memorable scenes of our transactions, as could only be expected by a professed and skilled artist." (J. Cook & J. King, Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, London 1784, Vol I, p.5). Because he was there with Cook in the field, his paintings "constituted a new visual source for the study of history." (Smith, Bernard, Art as Information. Sydney, 1978). Cook's ships were the first Western contact with the natives of Nootka Sound and the furs they traded with them were sold at a vast profit in Macao in the following year, 1779. Soon American and English ships were making annual trips to the Northwest Coast in search of "Sea Beaver" pelts. Only 16 views were published in the book - the two views of Macao indicate its significance in the East.

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        AUSTRALIAN DICTIONARY OF BIOGRAPHY. Volumes 1 to 12 (1788-1939),

      - totalling over 7000 pages, all but volumes 4 & 6 with loosely inserted Corrigenda pages (which are lightly tape-marked in Volume 11); each roy. 8vo; uniform red cloth, spines lettered in gilt, the first volume slightly faded and rubbed, other volumes occasionally a trifle rubbed or flecked at edges; dust wrappers, slightly soiled and worn, a few backstrips faded, edges generally lightly rubbed and split, with a couple of small chips, a little silverfish damage to edges and backstrips of a few volumes, long cut from bottom edge of back panel Volume 5 tape repaired on reverse, the back panel of Volume 10 faded in strips; edges of leaves occasionally a trifle soiled, the lower free endpaper lightly tape marked Volume 11; Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967-1990.Volume I reprinted, others first editions. *General Editor, Volumes I-5 Douglas Pike; Volume 6, Bede Nairn; Volumes 7-10, Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle; Volume 11, Geoffrey Serle; Volume 12, John Ritchie.

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        MEMOIRES DE MAXIMILIEN DE BETHUNE, DUC DE SULLY, Principal Ministre d'Henri le Grand, Mis en ordre, avec des Remarques, par Mr. L. D. L. D. L. [10 volumes].

      1788 - A Liège, Chez F. J. Desoer, 1788. Dix volumes in-12 (103 X 174) basane marbrée, dos lisse richement orné de grecques, guirlandes, urnes et points dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison vertes, roulette dorée sur les coupes, coiffes ornées, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). "NOUVELLE EDITION, revue, corrigée & augmentée ; avec des Observations sur les Remarques jointes aux dits Mémoires, l'Esprit de Sully & celui d'Henri IV." Exemplaire bien COMPLET des deux portraits gravés par H. Godin d'après les dessins de MARILLIER. La première édition de ces Mémoires, intitulée : " Mémoires des sages et royales oeconomies d'état, domestiques, politiques et militaires de Henry le Grand, [etc.] " fut imprimée en 1638 par un imprimeur d'Angers. (BRUNET, V, 589). " Mémoires très précieux pour l'histoire du règne de Henri IV " (Grand Larousse du XIXème, Tome 14, 1243-2). BEL EXEMPLAIRE en reliure du temps et au dos décoratif. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Manoeuverer, or Skilful Seaman: being an essay on the Theory and Practice of the various movements of a ship at sea, As well as of Naval Evolutions In General. Translated from the French of Mr. Bourdà de Villehuet, by the Chevalier de Sauseuil. Illustrated with thirteen copperplates; Five of which, with many interesting Observations interspersed through the Work, by way of Notes, are the Production of an English Officer. Dedicated To His Royal Highness Prince William-Henry.

      London: Printed for S. Hooper 1788 - First and only edition, 4to, vi, viii, [8], vi, 309, [1]pp., (terminal errata leaf incorrectly bound before contents), 13 folding engraved plates of naval tactics (a couple lightly brown or foxed), unobtrusive blind-stamp to title and margins of plates, expertly rebound in half calf over marbled boards, spine gilt extra with morocco title label, a handsome copy. Bourdà de Villehuet served in ships of the French East Indies company before joining the naval service. This work, first published at Paris in 1765, is a useful guide to French practice just before the outbreak of the Revolution. In 1798 the author was part of the naval force that occupied Corfu, Zante and Cephalonia. Adams and Waters, 248. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ADM. REV.P. F. LUCII FERRARIS, Soler Alexandrini, Ordinis Minoris Regularis, Observatoris S.P. Francisci, Lectoris Jubilati, Exprovincialis. Exam. Synodalis,ae S.O. Consultoris PROMPTA BIBLIOTECA CANONICA, JURIDICA, MORALIS, THEOLOGICA, RUBRICISTICA, HISTORICA,ecc. AC IN DECEM TOMOS DISTRIBUTAS. Editio Prima Neapolitana denuo Reognita, Aucta, Emendata, atque Illustrata,ecc.”

      Neapoli Expensis Aloysii Migliaccio, Superiori Permissu 1788 - Opera non completa: mancano i volumi 2° e 3° su 10 . Formato in 8°; pagine per tomo: 1 – XXXIII,541; 4 – IV, 580; 5 – V, 531; 6 – IV,520; 7 – IV,580; 8 – IV, 520; 9 – 602; 10 – 542. Stampati dal 1788 al 1791. Legatura editoriale in pergamena con bel tassello del titolo e numero entro cornice ornata. Interno fresco con ossidazioni e bruniture. Capolettera e finalini incisi. Prima Edizione Napoletana [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Observations on the diseases of the army in Jamaica; and on the best means of preserving the health of Europeans, in that climate.

      London, G. Nicol, 1788 - 8vo (210 x 125 mm), pp. xv, [i], 328; half-title present; contemporary tree calf, spine gilt; an excellent copy, from the library of the Earls of Macclesfield. First edition. 'The dreadful mortality, that has always accompanied military operations in the West Indies, in consequence of sickness and disease, renders every attempt to point out the causes of such calamities, and the means of obviating them, an object worthy of the public attention. In treating of this subject, I have confined myself to an account of those things only, that fell under my own observation. This I have not done, as undervaluing the work of others; but from a conviction that in physic, as in all other branches of natural knowledge, he who shall content himself with narrating what he has seen, will perform a work more likely to be useful towards the improvement of knowledge, than if he endeavoured to add to the value of his own labours, by collecting the opinions of others, which there is some danger of his mistaking, or misrepresenting' (preface). Hunter's Observations proved a valuable contribution to the study of tropipal medicine and reached a third edition in 1808, as well as a German translation in 1792. John Hunter (1754-1809, not to be confused with his namesake and fellow-Scot, the famous surgeon) was appointed physician to the army in 1777 and was superintendent of military hospitals in Jamaica from 1781 to 1783. In 1787 he contributed a paper to the Medical Transactions of the Royal College of Physicians on the cause of the 'Dry-belly-ach' of the tropics. This extended Sir George Baker's earlier discovery that lead in cider was the cause of the 'Devonshire colic' to include rum that had been distilled through a leaden worm, which, Hunter observed, 'had been the cause of "Dry-belly-ach" in the troops in Spanish Town and Kingston, Jamaica, during his time of service there. Hunter's principal work, Observations on the diseases of the army in Jamaica, appeared in 1788. This provided an amplified account of the "Dry-belly-ach" and it included a copy of Benjamin Franklin's letter of 1786 on the subject of lead poisoning. Hunter's Observations also dealt with yellow fever and other diseases of the troops, as well as briefly with some of the illnesses which afflicted the indigenous population' (Oxford DNB). Blake p. 226; Ragatz p. 374; Sabin 33918; Wellcome III p. 318. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Relation des Îles Pelew, situées dans la partie occidentale de l’océan Pacifique ; Composée sur les journaux et les communications du Capitaine Henri Wilson, et de quelques-uns de ses Officiers, qui, en Août mil sept cent quatre-vingt-trois, y ont fait naufrage sur l’Antelope, paquebot de la Compagnie des Indes orientales.

      A Paris, Chez Le Jay fils, Libraire, Maradan, Libraire, 1788 - in-4° ; 1 port. front. [Capitaine Henri Wilson]-XIV-(1)-384 pp.-1 gde carte h.-t. repl. et 15 pl. h.-t. repl., plein veau marbré, dos à nerfs joliment orné, caissons or, fleurons or, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches rouge, rel. de l’époque, bel exemplaire. Chadenat, 1632. Hill, p. 160. Howgego, W 41. Édition originale de la traduction française in-quarto parue la même année que l’édition originale anglaise et revue par le comte de Mirabeau. First french edition. Nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Relation des îles Pelew, situées dans la partie occidentale de l'Océan Pacifique, composée sur les journeaux et les communications du Capitaine Henri Wilson, et de ses Officiers, qui en août mil-sept-cent-quatre-vingt-trois, y ont fait naufrage sur l'Antelope, paquebot de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales.

      Chez Le Jay et Maradan 1788 - - Chez Le Jay et Maradan, A Paris 1788, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12,5x19,5cm), (4) 282pp. et (4) 274pp (3), relié. - Edition originale française, illustrée de 16 planches, dont 11 dépliantes et d'une grande carte dépliante (vues autochtones, objets.). Cette édition est parue la même année que l'originale anglaise. Demi Veau moucheté d'époque à petits coins. Dos lisse à filets. Pièce de titre en maroquin beige et de tomaison en maroquin vert (avec roulettes). 2 coins émoussés. Une petite déchirure à la grande carte en marge, dû à son ouverture difficile. Bon exemplaire. L'archipel des îles Palaos est situé à l'est des Philippines, au nord de l'Indonésie, en Micronésie Le capitaine Georges Wilson et son équipage, au service de la Compagnie des Indes, firent naufrage sur une île proche des Palaos en 1783. L'ouvrage conte comment ils furent reçus par les indigènes et leur roi, et comment ils vécurent, jusqu'à ce que le roi leur fit construire un navire pour se rendre à Macao, tout en confiant son fils au soin du capitaine Wilson, afin que celui-ci reçut un éducation occidentale. Georges Keate, à l'aide des carnets du capitaine, a établi la narration de voyage du navire l'Antelope qui partit de Macao. L'introduction est une recherche dans la littérature de l'existence de ces îles. Le livre relate, bien évidemment, les moeurs et coutumes des habitants. A la fin du tome II, un vocabulaire de la langue Pelew. On notera avec intérêt un épisode qui montre le roi en guerre contre les habitants d'autres îles, et qui emprunta 5 hommes au capitaine pour l'accompagner à la guerre, les relations pacifiques entre les anglais et le roi tirent sûrement leur origine de ce curieux fait diplomatique. L'ouvrage connut un grand succès, certainement parce que le témoignage qu'il rendait correspondait à ce mythe du bon sauvage qui sévissait en Europe Paul et Virginie de Bernardin de Saint-Pierre est paru à la même date. (4) 282pp. et (4) 274pp (3) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Abhandlung von den vornehmsten und gemeinsten innerlichen und äusserlichen Krankheiten, zum Gebrauch junger Aerzte und Wundärzte, und solcher aufgeklärter und wohlthätiger Menschenfreunde, welche auf dem Land die Arzneykunst ausüben, oder die wegen Entfernung medicinischer Hülfe ihre eignen Aerzte seyn müssen. Aus dem Französischen. (Durchpaginierter Anhang:) Morell, (Carl Friederich): Verordnungen für den Apotheker .

      Franz Seizer und Comp.,, Bern, 1788 - Bern, Franz Seizer und Comp., 1788. 4°. 6 n.n. Bl., XVI S., 4 n.n. Bl., 705 S., 9 n.n. S. Mit gestochenem Porträt. Lederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und floraler Rückenvergoldung. Vgl. Blake 209 und Wellcome III, 255 (beide kennen die deutsche Ausgabe nicht). - Hirsch-H. III, 190f. - Erschien gleichzeitig in französischer Sprache. Herrenschwand (1715-1798) war Berner Patrizier, arbeitete als Arzt der Schweizer Garde unter Louis XV, bevor er 1764 Leibarzt von Stanislaus August Poniatowski von Polen wurde. Er schuf den Plan für eine medizinische Akademie in Warschau und wurde dafür polnischer Ritter. Herrenschwands Buch entstand im Auftrag des Gesundheits-Rates der Stadt Bern. Die Stadt verfügte für die Ausbildung von Ärzten über keine eigentliche Universität und die meisten Praktiker besassen nur unzureichende Kenntnisse. Herrenschwands Buch wurde so für fast 50 Jahre das "offizielle" bernische Handbuch für Ärzte. - Stellenweise gebräunt und fleckig. Dekorativ gebunden. Sprache: Deutsch Lederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und floraler Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires de Monsieur le duc de Saint-Simon, ou L'observateur véridique, sur le règne de Louis XIV, & sur les premières époques des règnes suivants.

      Buisson; Jean Mossy, Londres, Paris, Marseille 1788 - "[2]-396, [2]-332, 379-[1 bl.] pp. (ff. *A-A5 du t. I remontés.) Edition parue la même année que l'originale in-12°. Le t. I contient 2 titres (comme supra et "Mémoires ( ) sur le règne ( )", "A Londres et se trouve à Marseille, chez Jean Mossy et la veuve Sibié" et 2 "Avis de l'éditeur", avec collation différente de celle décrite par Tchémerzine; les t. II & III contiennent des titres similaires à ceux de l'originale, avec collation identique à celle décrite par Tchémerzine. Le tout premier jet de ces mémoires célèbres, dont l'édition complète ne paraîtra qu'en 1829-1830. Exemplaire enrichi d'une l.a.s. du prince d'Arenberg à un ambassadeur, [XIXe s.]. Ex-libris armoriés Arenberg et Bibliothèque de S.A.S. la duchesse de Croÿ, ex-libris G[uillaume] H[ofmann]. . Ref. Cp. Tchémerzine V, pp. 656 sq." 3 vols volumes. Reliure demi-basane verte de l'époque, plats de papier vert , dos lissest fleuronnés et dorés ( qqs frottements, 1 coiffe un peu endommagée), étiquettes de cuir rouge, tranches jaunes

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        Mémoires de Monsieur le duc de Saint Simon, ou l'observateur véridique, sur le règne de Louis XIV (14), et sur les premières époques des règnes suivans (suivants). Avec : Supplément aux Mémoires de M. le duc de Saint Simon. 7 Volumes

      Buisson et Jean Mossy, Londres / Paris / Marseille - Paginations diverses. 1788-1789. 3 volumes + 4 volumes du Supplément. Ex libris manuscrit ancien en page-titre. Pièces de titre et de tomaison manquantes sur certains tomes, certains plats recollés, usures aux coupes et aux coins, reliures fragiles. Les trois premiers volumes sont imprimés sur papier bleu. Oeuvre magistrale de Saint-Simon (1675-1755) dont la publication posthume ne manqua pas de révéler non seulement un mémorialiste mais aussi un écrivain de talent. In-8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité des Haras, [.]. avec un traité des mulets.

      Paris, Théophile Barrois, 1788. - 8vo. LVI, 312, (4) pp. With 2 folding engr. plates and 5 (3 folding) tables. Contemp. calf binding (repaired); marbled endpapers. First French edition. - "Été longtemps considéré comme un ouvrage classique" (Mennessier de la L.). - First and final gatherings a and V misbound, but complete. Old stamp to title page; occasional browning and waterstaining. Mennessier de la Lance I, 607. Huth, p. 51. Schrader 181. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sur Le Compte Rendu Au Roi En 1781 : Nouveaux Eclaircissemens / Par M. Necker

      Lyon : Chez G. Regnault ; Geneve : Chez Barde, Manget & Cie. 1788 - Physical desc. : viii, 455 p ; 20 cm. Subject: Calonne (Charles Alexandre de) , M. De, 1734-1802. Finance, Public - To 1789. France - History - Revolution, 1789 - Economic aspects Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked calf over matching boards. Raised bands, with spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Panel edges somewhat dulled and dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression 1 Kg. 455 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Teoria e pratica di Architettura Civile per istruzione della gioventù specialmente romana dedicata all'Illustrissimo Signore il Signor Gaspare Conte di Carpegna.

      presso Antonio Fulgoni,, in Roma, 1788 - In-folio (355x230mm), pp. VIII, 270, (2), legatura coeva m. pelle marrone e angoli con dorso a nervetti con titolo e greche in oro su tassello e filetti in oro entro scomparti. Tagli a spruzzo rossi. 13 grandi tavole incise su rame e ripiegate in fine. Le tavv., in parte derivate dallo Zabaglia, raffigurano soprattutto le tecniche costruttive e la strumentazione impiegata al tempo, segnatamente per il taglio della pietra, secondo i propositi del trattato, che si prefiggeva di aiutare i giovani nella "pratica del costruire", con particolare attenzione agli edifici di "pubblica utilita", e con puntuali riferimenti agli edifici della città di Roma. Ex-libris nobiliare con blasone. Restauri al dorso. Bell'esemplare marginoso. Prima edizione. Cicognara, 562: "Sonovi tredici grandi tavole al fine, precedute da un dizionario compendioso d'Architettura Civile". Brunet, III, 1516: "Bon ouvrage". Olschki, Choix, 17558. Riccardi, I, 134: "Pregiata e bella edizione". Rossetti, 6829. Comolli, IV, 55. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres de Montesquieu.

      Paris: Chez Jean-Francois Bastien 1788. - Nouvelle Edition Plus correcte et plus complete que toutes les precedentes. Five volumes complete. Vol I, cxl+438 pp. frontispiece portrait, two folding maps, Europe and the World, Vol II, xvi+574pp. Vol III, viii+509pp. Vol IV, 494pp. Vol V. vi+531pp. Half calf and marbled boards, some wear and rubbing to boards, the upper spine extremity of Vol. V has lost a little leather along the gutter, internally very tight, clean, bright. Despite a bit of external wear this makes a very nice set.

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        Promenade ou Itinéraire des Jardins d'Ermenonville

      Paris: Paris: Mérigot père, 1788 - Beautiful copy of this classic illustrated account of the famous "English garden" - among the earliest of its kind on the Continent - designed by the Marquis Louis-René de Girardin in honor of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, whose vision of nature inspired Girardin and who would spend the last 6 weeks of his life there until his death and burial in the park at Ermenonville in 1778. Carefully conceived, designed and financed by Girardin with the aid of landscape architecte Jean-Marie Morel, the painter Huber Robert, the Abbé Delille, and Scottish gardeners, the park was inspired along the model of the "jardin anglais", where nature is not subordinated to the gardener but is rather carefully allowed the freedom to develop its own natural charm and beauty. It was the first, or at least the most important, such garden on the Continent. Rousseau, who spent the last 6 weeks of his life there, is buried on the Isle of Poplars in the park's lake; his tomb there was designed by the painter Hubert Rober. The park itself is filled with numerous details evocative of the great philosophe and his works. This account of the park - rare in such condition - was written by Louis-René's son, and is far more frequently seen in the second edition of 1811. This First edition, which appeared ten years after Rousseau's death, is rare; and, with its 25 masterful aquatint plates by Merigot, it is quite beautiful, illustrating the stunning vistas and rustic charms of the park which will forever be associated with the name of Jean-Jacques Rousseau First edition. 8vo. Illustrated with 25 aquatint plates engraved by Mérigot fils after his drawings, and 2 engraved plates of music. 68 pp. Contemporary tree calf with gilt-lettered spine. Lovely, fresh copy, plates and text clean and crisp. Cohen-De Ricci 439; Hunt 695 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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