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        Toxophilus the Schole or Partitions of Shooting . Contayned in II Books

      Reprinted By R. Marsh, Wrexham 1788 - Collation, xxi[1]230[2]pp. Bound in modern paper backed blue boards. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice copy. A25 Size: 8vo

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        CATHEDRAL MUSIC: Being a Collection in Score of the Most Valuable and Useful Compositions for that Service, By the Several English Masters Of the Last Two Hundred Years. The Whole Selected and Carefully Revised By the late Dr, William Boyce, Organist and Composer to the Royal Chapels, and Master of his Majesty's Band of Musicians. Second edition.

      London. Printed for John Ashley. 1788. - Three volumes. Volume I: (1) title , [1 blank], (1) Dedication, [ 1 blank], [4 Subscribers], i- xi Memoirs of Dr. Boyce, (1) Erratum, iii- iv Preface, vii-x Account of the Authors, xi-xii The Table, 290 pages of engraved music. Volume II: (1) Title, [1 blank], (1) Dedication, (1) blank, vii-x, Account of the Authors, xi â€" xii The Table, 305 pages of engraved music. Volume III: (1) Title, [1 blank], (1) Dedication, [1 blank], v-vi untitled notice from William Boyce, ix-x, Account of the Authors, xi-xii The Table, 300 pages of engraved music. Original sheep-backed marbled boards. The paging at the start of all of the volumes is somewhat eccentric, and this is acknowledged in the Erratum in Volume I: 'Some irregularities may appear in the paging of the letter-press in the ensuing volumes.' Lacks the engraved frontispiece to volume I; some leaves in the preliminaries loose; some small loss of paper to the inner gutter of the first four leaves of volume II; bindings heavily worn and rubbed. In truth, this sets needs re-binding, but it will make a very good set when that is done. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRAVELS THROUGH SYRIA AND EGYPT, IN THE YEARS 1783, 1784, AND 1785

      Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, London 1788 - 216 x 137 mm (8 1/2 x 5 3/8"). Two volumes. Second Edition in English. VERY FINE CONTEMPORARY FLAMED CALF, flat spines ruled in gilt, red morocco label on each spine. Three engraved folding plates (views and plan) and two engraved folding maps. Front pastedowns with the armorial bookplate of Penelope Vaughn. Cox I, 235 (citing French edition of 1787); Lowndes IV, 2790; Graesse VI, 389 (both citing English edition of 1787). A handful of paper flaws (one causing a short tear without loss just into text), a half dozen leaves with light marginal soiling (apparently incurred in the print shop), top inch of front joint of second volume slightly cracked, two bottom corners a bit bumped and rubbed, but A VERY FINE COPY INSIDE AND OUT, the bindings lustrous and scarcely worn, the text bright and clean, and the plates all remarkably well preserved. The author's first book, this item is called by Chambers "one of the most exact and valuable works of [its] kind ever published" (Cox quoting Chambers' "Cyclopaedia: or, an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences"). The Blackmer catalogue says that "Volney's popular and highly-regarded work was the result of three years' travels, a good deal of which time was spent in Cairo. His account has never really been surpassed. Volney went to great lengths in preparation, which included a year devoted to exercise and self-deprivation and three months learning the language required in a convent in the mountains of Lebanon." Volney (1757-1820) was a learned man, a frequent traveller, and an important governmental official who was expelled from America as a suspected spy and who narrowly escaped the guillotine during the French Revolution. The present bindings obviously are not notable for their decoration, but they are wonderful examples of attractively executed flamed calf bindings typical of those making up the bulk of country gentlemen's libraries all over Great Britain. The condition of the present copy is nothing short of extraordinary, very nearly capturing the look and feel of the volumes as they would have appeared on their original shelf. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letters on Greece; being a sequel to letters on Egypt, and containing travels through Rhodes, Crete, and other islands of the Archipelago; with comparative remarks on their ancient and present state, and observations on the government, character, and manners, of the Turks, and modern Greeks. Translated from the French.

      London, G. G. u. J. Robinson 1788.. Tit., Nebentit., 407(1) S. u. 4 Bll. (Index). Mit 1 gef. Karte u. 1 gef. Taf. (Labyrinth of Cnosus) in Kupferstich. Alter zeitgen. Lederbd., von einem Laien unschön m. Papier bezogen. Einbd. stark angestaubt u. stellenw. wasserfleckig; Ecken bestoßen u. berieben; Karte u. ersten 2 Bll. im Falz z. Tl. ausgerissen; Tit. etw. staubfleckig; d. ersten 18 Bll. am oberen Seitenrand wasserrandig; Karte etw. gebräunt.. Vgl. dazu Peignot III, 348 (hier irrig Nicolas Savary) u. Graesse VI.1, 278 (nennen franz. Ausg.). Claude Etienne SAVARY (1750-1788), Orientalist u. Grammatiker, bereiste von 1776 bis 1781 Ägypten und das griechische Archipel. Das Ergebnis seiner Reisen waren die 'Lettres sur l'Egypte' (3 Bde.) u. die 'Lettres sur la Grece', die durch den vorzeitigen Tod des Verfassers nur in einem Band erschienen sind. Bei der vorliegenden Ausgabe handelt es sich wohl um die erste Ausgabe der anonymen Übersetzung in englische Sprache.

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        Del commercio dei popoli neutrali in tempo di guerra. Trattato.

      (o. Dr.),, Firenze, 1788 - 2 Teile in 2 Bden. Firenze, (o. Dr.), 1788. 17x11,7 cm. 2 Bl., 248 S.; 2 Bl., 283 S. HLdr.-Bde. der Zeit mit Rückenschildern, etwas Rückenvergoldung und Buntpapierbezug. Erstausgabe. - Givanni Maria Lampredi (1732-1793), wichtiger Vertreter der italienischen Aufklräung, Professor für öffentliches Recht in Pisa. Das vorliegende Werk behandelt die Rechte und Pflichten neutraler Staaten im Krieg. Es entstand als Erwiderung auf Ferdinando Galiani, der Lampredi beschuldigte mit seiner Position der vollkommenen Neutralität und damit des erlaubten Handels der Neutralen mit den Konfliktparteien den Krieg zu verlängern. Lampredi's Theorien sind insbesondere in der Entwicklung internationalen Handels- und Seerecht immer wieder diskutiert worden. - Es erschienen Ausgaben in italienisch, französisch und Deutsch. -Vorliegendes Werk in italienischer Sprache mit französischen und lateinischen Textbeigaben. - (Mit je einem Papierschild am Rücken. Rücken und Vorsätzen etwas wurmstichig. Rücken am Kopf eingerissen bei Band 1). - Innen sauber. Sprache: Italienisch HLdr.-Bde. der Zeit mit Rückenschildern, etwas Rückenvergoldung und Buntpapierbezug. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The American Museum, or Repository of Ancient and Modern Fugitive Pieces, & Prose and Poetical. Volume III, January to June 1788

      Philadelphia: Mathew Carey. 1788. Six months of this magazine bound in contemporary calf. iii-xvi, (17), 18-602. Binding is present but poor. The January issue lacks a couple of preliminary leaves including the title page, and begins on page [iii] at the second page of subscriber's names; the other five month's issues have integral title pages; last leaf (the end of the contents of the June issue), and any subsequent blank leaves are lacking. Front pastedown has a contemporary owner name, and a later, but still early book label; pages 371-(395) have chipping to the foredge that just touchs, but doesn't remove any significant text; text contains other small marginal chips, tears, foxing, and small stains, affecting a few words, but no significant loss to the text. .

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        The American Museum, or Repository of Ancient and Modern Fugitive Pieces, and Prose and Poetical. Volume III, January to June 1788

      Philadelphia: Mathew Carey 1788 - 8vo. Fullbound in contemporary brown leather. Collects American Museum magazine from January to June 1788, as well as a list of subscribers in introductory segment, which includes, among others, Gen. George Washington and James Buchanan. The American Museum was a monthly American literary magazine published by Mathew Carey in the late-18th century. Carey established the magazine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, using $400 that was given to him by Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette. Carey published a total of 72 issues (twelve volumes) of the magazine; one each month from January 1787 to December 1792. The magazine reprinted significant historical documents of American history and also some original work. This particular volume provides an excellent example of the magazine's thorough and comprehensive contents. Moderate shelf wear. Slight cracking to spine edges. Moderate rubbing to boards. Bumping to corners. Extensively rubbed title stamp on spine. Binding remains tight. First 3 pages, including title page are missing. Moderate staining around borders of endpapers. Few stains throughout. Some discoloration to page edges. Overall, a rare volume in good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Briefe über die Schweiz.:

      Berlin, Spener, 1788-1790. - 4 Bde. Kl.-8°. Mit 4 gestochenen Titeln, 2 Kupfertafeln und 11 Textkupfern. Halbleder der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschildern, (leicht berieben, 1 Rückenschild andersfarbig). Engelmann II, 925; Wäber I, 42; Barth II, 17550. - Bericht des Göttinger Philosophen Christoph Meiners, der in den Jahren 1782 und 1788 in die Schweiz reiste. - Mit Beschreibungen der Natur, Geographie, Kultur und Politik des Alpenlandes. - Teils etwas gebräunt, wenige Blatt wasserfleckig, gutes Exemplar in dekorativen Einbänden der Zeit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        POEMA TRÁGICO DEL ESPAÑOL GERARDO.

      Madrid 1788 - 8º mayor (21 cm.) 447 p. Encuadernación plena piel de época con dorados y tejuelos en el lomo. Buen estado, encuadernación con pequeños roces. Revisado completo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Some historical account of Guinea, its situation, produce, and the general disposition of its inhabitants. With an inquiry into the rise and progress of the slave trade, its nature, and lamentable effects. New edition.

      - London, J. Phillips, 1788.Original boards (sl rubbed). With woodcut title vignette. XV,131,(1) pp.* First published in Philadelphia in 1771. - Contains an inquiry into the rise and progress of the West-African slave trade, 1442 to 1771, including a general account of Guinea, the Ivory-, Gold- and Slave-Coast, Benin, Kongo and Angola and chapters on the slave-trade by the Portuguese and English, and chapters on the treatment of the slaves in the North American colonies and in the West Indies. Benezet (1713-1784), a French-born Quaker and Philadelphia resident, was one of the chief early anti-slave trade agitators in the New World, his views influenced those of English abolitionists William Wilberforce and Thomas Clarkson. An important, very early, American antislavery work.Cardinall 377; Sabin 4689, Ragatz p.479; Hogg 1734; Work p.257; Afro-Americana 1084. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SOME HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF GUINEA. WITH AN INQUIRY INTO THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE SLAVE TRADE, ITS NATURE, AND LAMENTABLE EFFECTS.

      J. Phillips, London 1788 - xvi, 132p. Rebound in quarter leather and marbled boards Blockson 10074 and Work p. 257 for the 1771 edition; Sabin 4689 Some minor foxing, but a nice tall copy uncut and partially unopened [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nuovo dizionario Italiano-Francese, composto su i dizionari dell' Accademia Francese, e della Crusca, ed arricchito di tutti i termini propri delle scienze, e delle arti [.]. Terza edzione, corretta, ed accresciuta di molti articoli, e delle geografia. (Und:) Nouveau dictionnaire françois-italien [.].

      Nizza & Lyon, Piestre & Delamolliere, 1788. - 2 Bde. IV, IX-XXIV, 1008 SS. XVI, 971, (1) SS. Halblederbände der Zeit mit doppelten goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. Folio. Dritte Ausgabe des geschätzten zweisprachigen Wörterbuchs, erstellt unter Mitarbeit der Accademia della Crusca; erstmals 1771 erschienen und noch 1826-28 wiederaufgelegt. - Kapitale etwas lädiert; papierbedingt teils etwas gebräunt. Vgl. Zaunmüller 208. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Indiscretion

      Paris: A Paris chez Janinet, rue Haute Feuille, No. 5. Et chez Efnauts et Rapilly, rue St. Jacques, a la Ville de Coutances, No. 259, 1788. This is considered one of Janinet's masterpieces. From a series of boudoir scenes executed in collaboration with the painter Nicolas Lavreince, it is an exquisite example of a newly devised method of colour printing Jean Francois Janinet (1752-1814) was one of the most accomplished French engravers of the eighteenth century. His beautiful images are among the most sought after prints on the market and they stand as a testimony to the superior quality of early French colour printing. "In 1771 Janinet began to work in Bonnet's atelier where he soon mastered the techniques of multiple-plate colour printing and chalk-manner engraving. On his own, he refined these processes by 1772 to produce the first colour prints in imitation of watercolour and wash drawings. These prints were executed entirely with specialized engraver's tools and without recourse to aquatint". During his career "Janinet made more than eight hundred prints, including 260 in drawing books, three hundred views, 175 costume and theatrical portraits, fifty-six scenes of the significant events of the Revolution, as well as numerous little round prints for buttons and box tops, few of which survive". Janinet's best work is exemplified in this beautiful print, which was published as part of a series of twelve. The series was executed in collaboration with the celebrated Swedish artist Nicolas Lavreince. In Paris during the latter part of the eighteenth century there developed a fashion for titillating pictures of intimate boudoir scenes. This print is a wonderful example of this trend, as well as a lovely impression of the engraving. "L'Indiscretion" was published by Janinet in 1788 as the third print in his famous collaborative series with Lavreince. Typical of this genre of French printmaking "L'Indiscretion" is set in an extravagant boudoir where two young women fight for the possession of a love letter. Regency to Empire: French Printmaking 1715-1814 , p. 265, 266, 351; Nevill, French Prints of the Eighteenth Century p. 161. Mixed method colour print, printed in yellow, blue, red, pink and black inks from five plates. Two registration marks in plate. In excellent condition with wide margins. Image size: 14 x 11 inches.

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        An History Of Fungusses, Growing About Halifax.

      Halifax & Huddersfield: Printed For The Author. 1788-89. - 3 Volumes. 4to. pp. xvi, 44, [2]index, [1 leaf]with errata slip mounted; 1 p.l., [ix]-xxv, [1]blank, [45]-73, [1]blank, [2], xxv-xxxii, [1], 74-92, [1]blank, [1 leaf]index & errata; 1 p.l., [xxvii]-xxxii, [93]-134, [2], [135]-138, [4]index. additional etched title in Vol. I & 1 etched headpiece. 138 etched plates, printed in sepia & coloured by hand. 19th century half morocco, t.e.g., rebacked with spines mounted, recornered (some offsetting & light to moderate foxing, becoming heavier in the text of Vol. III, scattered pencil notes). A wide-margined copy. First Edition of "the earliest British work devoted exclusively to fungi" (Henrey II p. 136). A supplementary volume, not present here, was published in 1791. "About 220 of 231 [species] are easily identified, and have been accepted and quoted under various names in their works by subsequent European authors, as Persoon, Fries, Rabhenhorst, and others on the Continent, and by Berkeley, Cooke, Stephenson, and Massee in [Britain]. Many were species new to science, and others previously undescribed in Britain.Bolton describes his specimens with great acuteness, in clear, concise terms, and this.when they were little understood.'. (Crossland) About the author very little is known except that he was a self-taught naturalist and skilful artist, who was a friend and correspondent of the eminent naturalists of the day, including Peter Collinson, William Hudson, and Philip Miller. All of the drawings and etchings for the work were executed by Bolton himself. The publication is dedicated to the Earl of Gainsborough, under whose patronage it was published. Nissen 195. Henrey III 465. Pritzel 962. Stafleu TL2 623. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        G.J. Zollokofers, Evang. reformirten Predigers in Leipzig, Predigten, nach seinem Tode herausgegeben., Erster Band: Christliche Fest- und Passions-Predigten; Zweyter Band:Christliche Fest- und Communion-Predigten; dritter Band: auserlesene Predigten vermischten Inhalts; vierter Band: dass. zweyter Theil; Fünfter Band Predigten über die menschliche Glückseligkeit, und die vornehmsten Ursachen des Mangels derselben unter den Menschen; Sechster Band Busspredigten und Predigten zur Betrachtung der Größe Gottes in den Werken der Natur und der Regierung der Welt. Siebenter Band: Predigten über christliche Menschenliebe und christliches Wohlthun, und einige andere Predigten vermischten Inhalts.

      Leipzig in der Weidmannischen Buchhandlung, 1788 / 789. - zus. ca. 2500 S. Erste Ausgabe der postumen Predigtsammlung des großen Theologen und Philosophen aus St. Gallen in sehr wohlerhaltenem und dekorativen Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1500 8° Halblederbände der Zeit mit je zwei farbugen Titelrückenschildern (davin eines erneuert) und goldgeprägter Rückenverzeirung. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A TREATISE ON VENEREAL DISEASE

      LONDON G NICOL 1788 - SECOND EDITION, QUARTO, RECENT FINE HALF LEATHER BINDING, RAISED BANDS, GILT TITLES, NEW ENDPAPERS, 7 ENGRAVED PLATES. A VERY ATTRACTIVE COPY. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE WORKS OF THE LATE WILLIAM STARK, M. D. CONSISTING OF CLINICAL AND ANATOMICAL OBSERVATIONS WITH EXPERIMENTS, DIETETICAL AND STATICAL, REVISED AND PUBLISHED FROM HIS ORIGINAL MSS. BY JAMES CARMICHAEL SMYTH, M.D. PHYSICIAN EXTRAORDINARY TO HIS MAJESTY

      For J. Johnson,, London 1788 - Dietician; Diet; 18th Century; Experiments, Medical; Science; 4to 11" - 13" tall; xxxi, 190, [4], [2], [4] pages; Recent calf and marbled boards, raised bands, leather spine label, (i) iv, vii-xxxi and 190 (iv) pages including half-title, 3 folded engraved plates at rear with two leaves of explanations, 4 pages of publisher's titles at rear. Covers fine, text tight, minor aging and foxing, last few leaves with brief old stains, plates more heavily stained but still complete. Blake, page 431. Nicely restored copy of very scarce work, one of the first on dietary studies. Stark (1741? -1770) obtained his medical degree in 1769, and immediately undertook a series of self-subject dietary experiments. The first, just bread and water, lasted for 31 days; he retained that regimen while slowing adding other foods one at a time, including olive oil, milk, roast goose, boiled beef, fat, figs, and veal. A modern dietician would immediately recognize the inherent imbalance of this diet; Stark learned the hard way when he recorded that after two months his gums were red and swollen and prone to bleeding. Stark had given himself scurvy which led to his early death at age twenty-nine. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TRATADO DE CALENTURAS. Quinta edición.

      Blas Roman, Madrid 1788 - "8ºM, port. ("1p" escrito al lado de escudo grab.), 3h, 304p (leve rastro de hum. en margen de 5 de ellas), dedicatoria ant. poseedor en 1ª hoja blanca. Pergamino con leve pérdida." - El autor fue médico de Fernando VI y Carlos III y amigo de Mayans Siscar, quien le influyó sobremanera en su formación humanística al tiempo que le ayudó en su carrera. 1788

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        AURELII PRUDENTII CLEMENTIS V C. - Opera omnia - Nun primum cum codd. Vaticanis Collata. Praefatione, varientibus, lectionibus, notis, Rerum verborumque. Indice locupetissimo (Aucta et illustrata) Volume I- II - , Parmae, Ex Regio typographeo, 1788

      - Cm.28 x 22, Due volumi rilegatura ottocentesca mz, pelle con angoli, titoli in oro ai dorsi, buone condizioni. Piccoli restauri ai due frontespizi.L'incisione del secondo volume è diversa da quella del primo. VOLUME I , 5 cc nn, 72 pp. (l'ultima non numerata), occhietto, 361 pp. e 1 c. per l'errata. VOLUME II : 2 cc nn e 1 c. per l'errata. Vedi Brooks pos. 361 dove viene sottolineato "Edizione sorvegliata dal Bodoni e ben lo scorge chi ne esamina i pregi tipografici. Edizione bodoniana di pregio, rara ed in buone condizioni.

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        THE FIRST PRINCIPLES OF RELIGION, and the Existence of a Deity, explained in a Series of Dialogues. Adapted to the Capacity of the Infant Mind. Vol. II. [Price SixPence.]

      119, [1 blank], [3 ad's] pages. engraved frontispiece signed in the plate, I Piggott. Original Dutch floral boards. 12.5 x 8.5 cm. All paper lost from spine; boards a little worn; signature of Margt H. Haskoll to endpaper with the date Decr 12 1788; the name M. H, Haskoll to head of title; the name and date, Emily Haskoll 1819, to the head of the Dedication.The Dedication is signed M.P., the non de plume of Dorothy Kilner. Volume I was published earlier in the same year, and both volumes could be purchased separately. Both volumes are rare.

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        NOUVEAU DICTIONNAIRE FRANCOIS ITALIEN COMPOSE SUR LES DICTIONNAIRES DES ACADEMIES DE FRANCE ET DE LA CRUSCA ENRICHI DE TOUS LES TERMES PROPRES DES SCIENCES ET DE ARTS TOME 1 ET 2

      PIESTRE ET DELAMOLLIERE 1788 - R200008432: 970 + 1004 pages. In-8 Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 800-LITTERATURE (BELLES-LETTRES) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aves Frisicae.

      - Rotterrodami, apud C.R. Hake, 1788. 8vo. pp. 298, (1), with a charming engraved title showing a bird (Alauda) by J.L. Anselin. Contemporary marbled boards, spine renewed. B.M.(Nat. Hist.)II, 813. Gerhard N. Heerkens was a physician who settled at Groningen after having studied with scholars as Voltaire and Fontenelle in Paris. He devoted all his spare time to Latin poetry, of which he published several collections. His present work is in elegiacs, with notes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        View of the Harbour of Taloo, in the Island of Eimeo.

      1788-92 & 1809 (1820), London: 1788 - This view of Taloo Harbor on Moorea, French Polynesia, depicts the Discovery & Resolution at anchor, with many native watercraft, and some of Cook's crew on shore. It is offered here in two versions; a Lifetime issue & the Boydell issue. 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". It is a soft ground etching tinted in brown and grey wash by Webber himself. J. Webber fecit. London Pubd. July 1, 1789 by J. Webber No. 312 Oxford Street. Vide Cook's Last Voyage Vol. II Chap V. Impression mark 450 x 320 mm with large margins, a couple of small foxing spots at sky border but overall in excellent condition. Paper watermarked "J Whatman". Joppien & Smith 3.138A. (with)the Boydell edition of the print, London. Pubd. April 1, 1809 (1820) by Boydell & Compy. No. 90 Cheapside. Vide Cook's Last Voyage Vol. II Ch. V. Colored aquatint, on paper watermarked J. Whatman 1820. Joppien & Smith 3.138b. The accompanying letterpress is watermarked C. Wilmott 1819. Text with faint offsetting o/w both in very good condition.

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        WALKER'S HIBERNIAN MAGAZINE OR COMPENDIUM OF ENTERTAINING KNOWLEDGE CONTAINING THE GREATEST VARIETY OF THE MOST CURIOUS AND USEFUL SUBJECTS IN EVERY BRANCH OF POLITE LITERATURE

      Dublin: Printed by Thomas Walker at Cicero's Head, 1788.. 720,[8]pp. plus engraved title and seventy- five engraved plates (including frontis), some folding. Large, thick octavo. Contemporary calf. Bound without wrappers. Year written in ink in an early hand on lower edge, otherwise an excellent copy. The complete volume for the year, comprised of twelve numbers plus the annual appendix. This important Irish monthly was founded in 1771 by James Potts, and Walker assumed control beginning with the March 1774 issue. Publication ceased briefly in April 1785, but resumed again under the new title, WALKER'S HIBERNIAN MAGAZINE, and continued until 1811, the later years under the auspices of Thomas Walker's son, Joseph. During its long run in its different incarnations, THE HIBERNIAN MAGAZINE filled the role of a general Dublin periodical in its coverage of news and politics from Ireland, Britain, Europe and North America, commented on the theatre and new publications, published original poetry and prose, and included marriage, death and business notices. The illustrative material included both serious and satirical subjects, music, and such utilitarian items as patterns for sewing or weaving. Laid in is an a.l.s., "29/7/85," possibly Kingstown, from a collector or bookseller named P. Traymor, to one Geo. Kavanagh, 2pp. on folded octavo lettersheet, extolling the virtues of his set as "the most complete in existence." As one might expect, locations of runs/volumes/individual issues in OCLC and ESTC are spotty, and the reported holdings often imperfect. CRANE AND KAYE 301. ESTC P2405 & P2407. NCBEL II:1379.

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        An Essay On The Life Of The Honorable Major-General Israel Putnam: Addressed to the State Society of the Cincinnati in Connecticut.

      Hudson and Goodwin, Hartford, Connecticut 1788 - 12mo. . . The scarce first edition of David Humphreys' celebrated and lasting biography of Revolutionary War General Israel Putnam. Humphreys himself performed heroically during the Revolution, and was much admired by George Washington. The book is still a useful source, containing a storehouse of firsthand anecdotes regarding Putnam's wartime exploits. Humphreys "had a natural talent or military science, and there are few more intelligent contemporary pictures of certain important campaigns, notably the battle of Long Island and the retreat from Harlem, than those contained in his Essay. In this he wrote as he fought, coolly and vigorously, and the book remains a testimonial to Putnam, to the effort and sacrifice of those stirring days, and to Humphreys own victorious good sense" -DAB. [Howes (D)794. Evans 21160. Trumbull 870. Sabin 33804. Learned 1465. DAB IX, pp. 373-75] later full polished brown calf ruled in gilt, gilt decorated spine with raised bands and green gilt lettered morocco labels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, by Pratt [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of Frederick Baron Trenck

      T. & J. Egerton, London 1788 - Two volumes in full brown leather with black gilt leather labels to spines. Leather worn at the edges o/w a nice copy that is very clean and feee of foxing inside. Translated from the German by an officer of the royal artillery (initials T.D.). First Edition in English with dedication dated March 1788. There is also a dedication to the ghost of Fredrick the Great whom the Baron thought owed him a grudge. This edition was published originally in German in 1786 and the author's own French version in 1787 all of which were bestsellers of their time. The Baron made himself a nuisance however and the French guillotined him in 1794 (after a physical struggle with the executioner). An influential book in the rare true first English translation. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Resa uti Europa, Africa, Asia, Forrattad Aren 1770-1779 [Travels in Europe, Africa, Asia in the Years 1770-1779]

      Uppsala: J. Edman, 1788-, 1793. Four volumes, octavo; with ten copper engraved plates, some folding; a very good set in half brown calf, gilt, marbled boards and red labels. The plants of Japan. The complete four-volume first edition, published over six years (1788, 1789, 1791, and 1793), describing Thunberg's famous journey to South Africa, Indonesia, Japan and Ceylon between 1770 and 1779. Carl Thunberg's mentor was the great Swedish botanist Linnaeus. He made this extraordinary voyage to Japan via South Africa in order to collect Japanese garden plants, and was the first western scientist to investigate Japan botanically. His natural history observations on the other places he visited are of great importance too, particularly for the natural history of the Cape Colony, Java, and Ceylon. Some of his remarks on the relations between Hottentots, Kaffirs, and slaves, along with his general remarks on the state of South Africa at this time, have been characterised as among the earliest serious observations on race relations. After three years in South Africa, Thunberg sailed for Batavia in Java, and then continued to the Dutch trading post at Nagasaki harbour in Japan. In 1776 he passed overland to the northern tip of Kyushu, and sailed to Kobe, then proceeded overland by way of Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya to Yedo, the complete journey taking fifty days (Howgego T38). The first two volumes largely treat with South Africa while the last two volumes have been described as "the most detailed account of Japan published in the second half of the 18th century"

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        Plan des Iles Juriles et des Terres peu connues

      Paris 1788 - Size : 685x495 (mm), 27x19.5 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        A NEW GEOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, AND COMMERCIAL GRAMMAR; AND PRESENT STATE OF THE SEVERAL KINGDOMS OF THE WORLD.

      Charles Dilly, London 1788 - B/w maps; Width: 5.75" Height: 9"; 928 pages; A new geographical, historical, and commercial grammar; and present state of the several kingdoms of the world. 20 foldout maps, all present as called for+ one non folding +chart [22 plates in all]. Front cover held by bonding cords. Front hinge also shows repair. Previous owner's signature appears in top margin of first page of introduction. Lightly age-toned pages display scattered foxing. All called-for maps are present. Intact maps are well preserved. ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sur Moses Mendelssohn, sur la réforme politique des Juifs, et en particulier sur la révolution tentée en leur faveur (en 1753) dans la grande Bretagne.

      Londres 1788. - Erstmals 1786 erschiernene Programmschrift des Aufklärers und Revolutionärs zur jüdischen Emanzipation. französich 800 Sehr gutes, sauberes Exemplar (tr?s bon copie; very good copy). 34 Bl. (unpag.), 130 S. Marmorierter Pbd. der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf rotem Rückenschild. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Helespont ou Detroit des Dardanelles

      Vienna, Maire, 1788. "Helespont ou Detroit des Dardanelles pour servir de renseignement a la Carte des Limites des trois Empires ou Theatre de la Guerre". Orig. copper-engraving after F. J. Maire's map of Dardanelles. Published in Vienna, 1788. Orig. old colouring. With title-cartouche with inset 4 fortification plans ("Les Forts des Dardanelles armes en Guerre") and a wind-rose. 29:63 cm.. Detailed map of the strait of the Dardanelles between Aegean and Marmara Sea. - Francois Joseph Maire (1738 - ca. 1800) was a publisher, geographer and engineer active in Vienna. He published some maps in relation to the Russian-Austrian-Turkish war of 1787-91. - With traces of the original foldings.

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        Religion of the Ancient Greeks

      1788, 1788 - DE SEPTCHENES, M. Le Clerc. The Religion of the Ancient Greeks : Illustrated by an explanation of their Mythology. Translated from the French of M. de Septchenes, Secretaire du Cabinet du Roi. L: printed for C. Elliott and T. Kay, 1788. Pp. (2), [iii]-xvii, (1), [1]-2, [1]-327. 8vo, brown full calf, maroon leather title block, gilt lettering to spine. Hinges cracked, leather scuffed and well worn, gilt rubbed from spine, corners bumped and spine ends chipped, all extremeties worn, missing ffep, rear fep partially detached, occasionaly faint foxing to margins, else vg. Internally sound. 800.00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beobachtungen und Anmerkungen auf Reisen durch Deutschland. In Fragmenten und Briefen.

      Leipzig ( d. i. Ulm) 1788.. Mit gest. Titelvign., IV, 544 S., 4 Bl., rest. Pappband mit hs. Rückenschild, durchgeh. etw. stockig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar.. Unser Exemplar stammt aus einer Druckvariante der 11. Auflage, der letzten zu Lebzeitens Hallers erschienen Auflage. Diese gilt als seltener als die von Dunker illustrierte Ausgabe. Ohne das Porträtkupfer und ohne die Textvignetten von Dunker. Anstelle des Porträtkupfers verwendet ist Dunkers Titelkupfer aus der Ausgabe von Hallers "Poesies" (Bern 1775), das im Hintergrund die Stadt Bern und die Alpenkette zeigt, im Vordergrund Hallers Büste. - Lundsgaard-Hansen 571 ("Andere Exemplare ohne Portrait u. Abb."); vgl. Goedeke IV/1,24,2m; Balmer, Haller 36f. ..."Eines der bedeutendsten Dokumente der Lyrik der Frühaufklärung, die sich unter dem Einfluß der Aufklärungsphilosophie eines Leibniz oder Wolff .. von der Tradition des Spätbarocks löst. Neben Lehrgedichten enthält das Bändchen Satiren auf die Verhältnisse in Bern, der berühmteste Text aber ist das Lehrgedicht "Die Alpen".. - KNLL).

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        Comoediae cum appositis Italico Carmine, interpretationibus ac notis.

      Mediolani, Monast. S.Ambrosi Majoris, 1780-1788 - Sette volumi in 8vo. Intonso. Copertine originali, dorsi laceri. Al primo volume antiporta allegorica. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Essay On The Life Of The Honorable Major-General Israel Putnam: Addressed to the State Society of the Cincinnati in Connecticut

      Hartford, Connecticut: Hudson and Goodwin, 1788. First edition. later full polished brown calf ruled in gilt, gilt decorated spine with raised bands and green gilt lettered morocco labels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, by Pratt. Minor rubbing, a fine copy. 12mo. The scarce first edition of David Humphreys? celebrated and lasting biography of Revolutionary War General Israel Putnam. Humphreys himself performed heroically during the Revolution, and was much admired by George Washington. The book is still a useful source, containing a storehouse of firsthand anecdotes regarding Putnam?s wartime exploits. Humphreys ?had a natural talent or military science, and there are few more intelligent contemporary pictures of certain important campaigns, notably the battle of Long Island and the retreat from Harlem, than those contained in his Essay. In this he wrote as he fought, coolly and vigorously, and the book remains a testimonial to Putnam, to the effort and sacrifice of those stirring days, and to Humphreys own victorious good sense? -DAB [Howes (D)794. Evans 21160. Trumbull 870. Sabin 33804. Learned 1465. DAB IX, pp. 373-75].

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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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        Autographed Letter, Signed, to Doctor [Thomas] Dimsdale, Bishop Stortford, Herts, 31 January 1788.

      1788 - A letter written in the last year of Percivall Pott's life (d. December 22, 1788). "Sir/ I yesterday saw your patient/ with the bad tongue, its aspect, the/ kind of sore, the induration, and the/ pain all imply a Cancerous tendency./ Mercury will do more harm than/ good and therefore ought not to be used/ or taken. I should advise a diet of/ milk, pudding, and vegetables only/ without meat wine beer or any strong/ liquor of any kind; to keep his body/ gently open by any gentle unirritat-/ ing medecine [sic], and to take as freely/ of the Ext. Cicutae as his head/ and stomach will conveniently bear/ and to wash his mouth frequently/ with a thin mucilage of Quince/ Seed sweetened with mell? Rosaceum/ and with half a dram of Sal prunell/ dissolved in half a pint or a pint/ of it as his mouth will bear without/ pain./ I am/ Your most obed Servt/ Percivall Pott/ 31 Jan 1788/ London. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Abrégé de l'histoire du Poitou, contenant ce qui s'est passé de plus remarquable dans cette province, depuis le règne de Clovis jusqu'au commencement de ce siècle

      A Paris, Chez Demonville, imprimeur libraire de l'académie Françoise, rue Christine,A Poitiers chez Aug. Girault, libraire, place Royale 1788 - 6 volumes in-12 reliés demi-basane bleu, volume I : 507 pages, volume II : 470 pages, volume III : 518 pages, Volume IV : 415 pages, Volume V XXXVI et 389 pages, Volume VI : 538 pages ; dos insolés, petites epidermures, bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Diccionario dos termos technicos de Historia Natural, extrahidos des Obras de LinnÈo, com a fua explicaÁao, et estampas abertas em cobre, para facilitar a intelligencia dos memos ; e a memoria sobre a utilidade dos jardins botanicos. SUIVI DE Floria Lusitanicae et Brasiliensis ; et epistolae ab erudis viris Carolo A LinnÈ, Antonio de Haen ad Dominicum Vandelli.

      - Coimbra, Na Real Officina da Universidade, 1788. - Conimbricae, Ex Typographia Academio-Regia, 1788. Deux parties en un volume 20 x 14 cms. VI-301-[3]-XXXVI-96 pages. Une gravure en frontispice. 25 planches hors texte, dont 19 dÈpliantes. Pleine reliure du temps. Dos ? 5 nerfs, caissons ornÈs, piËce de titre. Tranches rouges. Reliure un peu frottÈe, manques aux plats, excellent Ètat intÈrieur.

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        Voyages de M.P.S. Pallas, En Differentes Provinces de L'empire de Russie, et Dans L'asie Septentrionale. Cinq Volumes in 4, et Un de Planches.

      Lagrange, Paris - 1788 - 1793, 1st French Edition. () Very good. [4], xxxii, 773p. [3p. Errata];[4], 550p., [1p. Errata];[4], 491p., [1p. Errata];[4],722p., [2p. Errata];[iv], 559p., [1p. Errata];Atlas: [iv], Volumes 1 - 5 octavo and volume 6 folio. Volume 6 contains all the plates from the other 5 volumes. Volume 6 is illustrated with a very large folding map of 1787 Russia and 3 additional folding maps and 122 plates from engravings (including frontis from volume 1). Rebacked in new half brown calf with original marbled boards. Two gilt lettered maroon labels on back of spine of each volume and 5 raised bands on spine of each volume. Armorial bookplate of William Henry Fitten, M.D. On front pastedown of each volume. Some minor soiling, mainly on the edges otherwise a very attractive set. Scarce. M.P.S. Pallas (1741-1811) was a German doctor who lived most of his life in Russia and was commissioned by Catherine II to conduct scientific expeditions though Central Asia and Russia. He recorded the geology, fauna and flora of the regions as well as describing the sights, animals, costumes and architecture of the various inhabitants. First French edition after the first German published in St. Petersburg. William Henry Fitten was a British geologist / doctor who published a number of early 19th century works on geology / paleonotology. He was awarded the Wollaston medal in 1852. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The New Annual Register, orGeneral Repository of History, Politics, and Literature, for the Year 1787

      ONT>To which is prefixed, The HISTORY of KNOWLEDGE, LEARNING, and TASTE, in Great Britain, during the Reign of Henry the Eighth, from the Year 1509 to 1547. 1788 - The much sought after first edition ofthe 1787 edition of The Annual Register, a long-established work of reference that records and analyses the years major events, developments and trends. This fascinating tome contains one of the very earliest British printings of the Constitution of the United States. Alongside this may be found other interesting moments of American history, including an address on promoting the abolition of slavery, delivered to the 'Convention of the United States of America, assembled at Philadelphia'; as well as fascinating contemporary documents from European history, such as the declarations and counter-declarations made at the Versailles Treaty of 1787 - in which a treaty of alliance was signed between the French king Louis XVI and the Vietnamese Prince Nguyn nh. Other notable inclusions are History of the Virginia Mountains from Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia and Herschel's Account of Three Volcanoes on the Moon. With the bookplate of one George Clive to the front pastedown. Scarce. Condition: In a full tree calf binding. Externally, rather worn. Spine and text block have split in two. Someloss to leather at base of spine and front board. Joints are starting. Internally, generally firmly bound - one page loose but present at text block split. Tidemarks to lower margin of first and last few pages. Otherwise a remarkably bright and clean copy, especially considering the condition of the exterior. Would benefit from a sympathetic rebinding. Overall: FAIR with a VERY GOOD interior. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Maryland Ratifies the Constitution, Suggests Amendments; and Pennsylvanians Speak Out Against the Slave Trade

      Philadelphia, PA 1788 - Newspaper. Independent Gazetteer; or, The Chronicle of Freedom, Philadelphia, Pa., May 6, 1788. 4 pp., 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. The Maryland ratifying convention suggests some amendments along with their approval of the Constitution. ExcerptsFrom page 3:"From the MARYLAND GAZETTE, or April 29, 1788. The CONVENTION of this state, on Saturday last, determined to ratify the proposed plan of Federal Government. -YEAS 63, NAYS 11-And then appointed a committee of thirteen members to consider and report amendments to be recommended to the people. -The following amendments were proposed by a member, and referred to the committee who are now sitting-And it is hoped that the great and essential rights of the people will be declared and secured.- PROPOSED AMENDMENTS.Wherefore, whenever the ends of Government are perverted, and public liberty manifestedly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the people may, and of right ought, to object to reform the old, or establish a new Government-that the doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power and oppression is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind. All imposts and duties laid by Congress, shall be placed to the credit of the state in which the same be collected. That there shall be no national religion established by law; but that all persons be equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty. That the Supreme Federal Courts shall not admit to fictions to extend its jurisdiction; nor shall citizens of the same state, having controversies with each other, be suffered to make collusive assignments of their rights, to the citizens of another state, for the purpose of defeating the jurisdiction of the State Courts; nor shall any matter, or question already determined in the State Courts, be revived or agitated in the Federal Courts. That Congress have no power to lay a Poll-Tax. That the people have a right to freedom of speech, of writing and publishing their sentiments, and therefore that the freedom of the PRESS ought not to be restrained, and the printing presses ought to be free to examine the proceedings of Government, and the conduct of its officers."From page 2: Protesting the Slave Trade by Boycotting West Indian Produce"A CAUTION.WHEREAS, in the year 1787, some vessels were fitted out at the port of Philadelphia, for the iniquitous purpose of stealing the inhabitants of Africa, from all the endearments of domestic life; one of which vessels has succeeded in obtaining a number of poor blacks, and has taken the to a port in the West Indies, where they are under the iron hand of oppression. From this shameful traffic, this horrid source, the proprietors of the vessel have purchased some West India produce, which, after landing at Wilmington, they have brought up to this city, and offered for sale. It is a grateful circumstance to the supporters of the common rights of mankind, that the virtuous inhabitants of the city, reprobate the horrid idea.-A correspondent hopes, that the citizens will further testify their disapprobation of the practice by turning with indignation from the purchase of any property, thus basely procured by men so lost to the common feelings of humanity; notwithstanding the patriotic convention, at which Washington presided, have declared that this abominable traffic shall be continued for TWENTY years by the people of America.From page 1:An advertisement with engraving for a "Line of Stages" between Philadelphia and New York, started by four partners who split off from an established stage line and promising better service. From page 4:An advertisement for another, different "New Line of Stages." And a report on the creation of a Philadelphia committee for the relief of the nearly 100 Americans captured by Algerian corsairs and Barbary pirates.

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        La Chasse au Fusil. Ouvrage divisé en deux parties, Contentant; La première, des recherches sur les armes de trait usitées pour la chasse avant l'invention des armes à feu; savoir l'Arc et l'Arbalète: un détail de tout ce qui concerne la fabrication des Canons de fusil, tant à Paris, et dans les différentes manufactures de France, qu'en Espagne; avec les Marques des Canoniers de Paris: l'examen de plusieurs questions touchant la portée des canons, eu égard à leur longueur, à leur calibre, à la charge, etc. et quelques notions sommaires sur les autres parties du Fusil de chasse, avec des instructions pour parvenir à bien tirer. - La Seconde, les enseignemens et connoissances nécessaires pour chasser utilement les différentes espèces de gibie

      De l'imprimerie de Monsieur, Théophile Barrois, Paris, 1788 - Paris, De l'imprimerie de Monsieur, Théophile Barrois 1788-1791. 8°. XVI, 582 S., 5 n.n. Bl.; 111 S. Mit einer gestochenen Tafel im Text und 8 (3 mehrfach gefalteten) gestochenen Tafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit rotem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Thiébaud 621-622. - Erste Ausgabe des ersten vollständig dem Thema der modernen Jagd gewidmeten Werkes in Frankreich. - Hier mit dem Supplement und den meist fehlenden 'Additions au Supplément' auf Seite 106-111 des Anhanges. - 5 der 9 Tafeln zeigen Armbrustwaffen. - Name auf Vorsatz. Exlibris auf dem Innendeckel. Eine Tafel mit kleinerem Einriss. - Sehr schönes, fleckenloses Exemplar in einem sauberen, schlichten bernischen Einband der Zeit. - Selten. Sprache: Französisch Halblederband der Zeit mit rotem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Efterretninger om Grønland, uddragne af en journal holden fra 1721 til 1788 af Paul Egede

      Hans Christopher Schrøder, Kiøbenhavn [1788]. Titelplansch + [12],284 sidor + 3 graverade planscher [4 med titelplanschen] och en utvikbar graverad karta. Samtida nÃ¥got nött halvskinnband med marmorerat klotpapper, 5 upphöjda bind och stänkmarmorerade snitt. [20x13 cm]. Exlibris. Titelbladet och 5 sista bladen samt planscherna med smärre bruna fläckar. Bibliographia Groenlandica sid. 38, no. 70.

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        SUPERB HANDWRITTEN ARCHIVE OF FIFTEEN [15] LETTERS, DOCUMENTS AND MEDICAL TREATMENTS TO EDME-CLAUDE BOURRU ESTEEMED FRENCH DOCTOR, DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE IN PARIS AND ORATOR AT THE FUNERAL OF GUILLOTIN

      France 1788 - On offer is a superb archive of medical manuscript documents having been addressed to the Faculty of Medicine of Paris and its Dean the esteemed Edme-Claude Bourru (1737-1823), famed 18th century French doctor, [a coin with his likeness was minted], author of numerous treatises on venereal disease and presenter of the funeral oration of Guillotin, [another famed physician more noted for his facilitating the death of humans than of their health.] Bourru has signed and made handwritten notes throughtout the archive. Multiple members of the faculty have also autographed and added other comments. Further research will assuredly find a wealth of 'known' signatures. In fine condition with the usual light signs of ageing as with any archive over 220 years old but overall clean and fresh and VG+. Some items from 12vo to folio-sized. Superb collectible medical archive on the cusp of the French Revolution. Provenance: The Sir Thomas Phillipps Collection. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        View in Macao

      London:: John Webber,. 1788-92 & 1809 (1820).. 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.

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