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        "An account of the Pelew Islands, situated in the western part of the Pacific Ocean. Composed from the journals and communications of Captain Henry Wilson, and some of his officers, who, in August 1783, were there shipwrecked, in the Antelope, a packet belonging to the Honourable East India Company"

      London: printed for G. Nicol. 1788. "First edition, 4to, pp. xxvii, [1], 378, [1]; frontispiece portrait, 3 folding maps, one folding view, and 12 plates (complete); full contemporary gilt-tooled tree calf recently rebacked, original red gilt morocco spine label, marbled endpapers; edges a bit scuffed, ownership rubber stamp on title page, else very good and sound. Contemporary manuscript ownership signature on title page of ""S.B. Fludyer,"" most likely Sir Samuel Brudenell Fludyer, Second Baronet (1759-1833).& & Hill, Pacific Voyages, p. 160: ""In 1783 the Antelope, commanded by Captain Henry Wilson, ran onto a reef near one of the Palau Islands, a previously unexplored group, and was wrecked. The entire crew managed to get safely ashore, where they were well treated by the natives and eventually managed to build a small vessel from the wreck in which they reached Macao. They took Prince Lee Boo, one of King Abba Thulle's sons, with them to England, where he made a very good impression; he unfortunately soon died of smallpox.""& & ESTC T122142."

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        The Life of Captain James Cook

      London: G. Nicol, G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1788. Quarto, with engraved frontispiece portrait of Cook; some foxing of the frontispiece (title-page mildly affected) otherwise a fine large copy in contemporary tan calf with subtle tooling in blind and gilt, spine neatly renewed in period style. A large and generous copy of this celebrated life of Captain James Cook, compiled from a variety of sources including Admiralty records and the personal papers of Sir Joseph Banks. Furthermore, Kippis actively consulted associates of the great mariner including Lord Howe, the Earl of Sandwich and Sir Hugh Palliser to enrich his account. Last but not least, 'the Captain's amiable and worthy Widow' Elizabeth was not overlooked in the preparation of the work. Kippis' biography covers the entirety of Cooks career, from obscurity to his unexpected death at Kealakekua in Hawaii. His arduous surveying work and early career on the St. Lawrence river are described in some detail, before his three voyages of discovery to the Pacific are treated at length. The 22-page account of Cook's death is sourced directly from the account of David Samwell whose exceedingly rare account had appeared in print two years earlier. Kippis notes: 'As the narrative hath continued for more than two years unimpeached and uncontradicted, I esteem myself fully authorised to insert it in this place, as containing the most complete and authentic account of the melancholy catastrophe, which, at Owhyee, befel our illustrious navigator and Commander…'. Aside from the biographical value of the work, Kippis sheds light on other aspects of late eighteenth-century Pacific exploration. Forbes notes the interesting inclusion of papers regarding the negotiation of a safe passage for Cook's expedition in American waters during the war with Great Britain (including a letter from Benjamin Franklin written at Passy near Paris in 1779). Given the publication coincided with the establishment of the penal colony in New South Wales, it is not surprising that the author touches upon this consequence of Cook's discovery of the east coast of Australia. He says of Botany Bay 'If it be wisely and prudently begun and constructed, who can tell what beneficial consequences may spring from it, in future ages?'.

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        L'America Secondo Le ultime osservazioni Divisa ne'suoi Stati Principali.

      1788 - Rome, 1788. Coloured. 350 x 480mm. A scarce and decorative map of the Americas: the large title cartouche shows an allegorical figure representing the continent holding up an arrow, surrounded by a mountain lion, alligator and a snake. The routes taken by Captain Cook across the South Seas in 1768-71 & 1771-76 are marked: these trips included his circumnavigation of New Zealand, his exploration of the Bering Straits and his death on Hawaii. Also shown is a North West Passage.

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        Da Asia de Joáo Barros e de Diogo de Couto, Nova Edição

      Lisbon: Regia Officina Typographica, 1788. 24 volumes, duodecimo, with four portraits and five folding maps; a fine crisp set in contemporary blonde speckled calf. Portuguese discoveries. This extensive set is a fundamental travel book, and the basis for any history of Portuguese exploration. This is the first collected edition of the "Decades" of João de Barros and Diogo de Couto, chronicling the first Portuguese discoveries in Asia, as well as Africa and Brazil. Its twenty-four volumes contain an extraordinary wealth of detail regarding the Portuguese in the East Indies and elsewhere in the New World. An idea of its significance may be gained simply by glancing at the many indexes to the various volumes of Donald Lach's majestic Asia in the Making of Europe, all of whoch contain multiple extensive references to Barros's work. The Portuguese historian and civil servant Barros had equipped an expedition to the Amazon, but its failure brought him to the verge of poverty. His mercantile ambitions destroyed, Barros retreated into the sanctuary of historical studies. Written at the instigation of the king, Barros first published Décadas da Asia in the middle of the sixteenth century, and it is still regarded as one of the supreme accounts of European exploration and colonisation, and famously includes work on Magellan and his discoveries in the Americas. The first volume, Asia de Ioam de Barros, was published in 1552, and the subsequent volumes of his work in 1555, 1563 and 1615. The authenticity of the fourth, published much later, has been questioned. Its vigour and scope are such that it is one of the founding works of Portuguese literature. It was continued by Diogo de Couto, royal historiographer to Phillip II, whose work is generally more critical. Couto not only furthers Barros's original discussion, but also expands on the arguments for the decline of Portuguese influence in the east. The first eight volumes of this set consist of the four original Décadas; volume nine is a life of Barros by Manoel Severin de Faria together with an index; the remaining fourteen volumes comprise all of Couto's ensuing books, the last volume an index.

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        Relacion 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

      Madrid: Ibarra, 1788. Quarto, with an engraved portrait of Magellan as frontispiece, four fine large folding maps and four folding tables; contemporary sprinkled calf, sides bordered in gilt; a handsome copy. First edition of the first comprehensive study and the best early description of Patagonia and the Strait of Magellan, then as now an area of strategic and navigational significance. Vargas y Ponce's book gives the official account of the expedition by Antonio de Córdoba on the frigate Santa Maria de la Cabeza, sailing from Cádiz in 1785 with the specific aim of exploring parts of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, and of determining whether it was preferable to enter the Pacific by way of the Strait of Magellan or by way of Cape Horn. The large folding maps, fine and detailed, are based on observations made during the voyage. Córdoba's exploration of the Strait of Magellan is accompanied here by Vargas y Ponce's summary of the early explorations of the area, mainly from an examination of original manuscripts in the Spanish archives. He discusses various means of navigating the Strait, with detailed sailing instructions, and describes the climate, indigenous peoples and natural history of the region. An Appendix published five years later, and sometimes found bound with the main work, gave an account of a subsequent voyage to the area by Córdoba.

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        Seven issues of The London Chronicle relating to George Barrington

      London: July-November, 1788. Quarto, seven issues each of eight pages, some cropped at the top edge with slight loss of text, a few old stamps and contemporary annotations, yet a good collection attractively bound in half calf. George Barrington in the papers. A significant collection of seven issues of the London Chronicle for 1788, each with notices of George Barrington's criminal career in Britain and subsequent trial at the Assizes. The first issue reports that Bow Street Runners are informed that Barrington has indeed returned to London, this time masquerading as a Welsh dentist. His subsequent arrest is followed by three articles on the trial detailing the evasive machinations of his lawyers. Nathan Garvey in The Celebrated George Barrington (Hordern House, 2009) comments on the importance of the popular press in illuminating details of Barrington's remarkably diverse criminal career. Certainly the London Chronicle was sympathetic in tone: 'He was dressed in a light coloured surtout drab coat, loose curls, round hat, and boots. His appearance and demeanour was perfectly easy, collected and genteel. He made a profound bow to the court on entering and on retiring…' (extracted from number 5003 for November 1788). The London Chronicle was one of the newspapers which followed news from New South Wales most closely, and full issues are now quite scarce. This collection consists of seven issues, being numbers 4943, 4949, 4953, 4975, 5002, 5003, and 5006 for July to November 1788.

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, And Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England:

      Cambridge, printed by John Archdeacon, printer to the University; and sold by John, Francis, & Charles Rivington, Benjamin White, and Charles Dilly in London; and J. & J. Merrill in Cambridge, 1788.Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches; And the form or Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. 1788, 4to, approximately 305 x 250 mm, 12 x 9 inches, title page within double ruled frame, (416) pages, collation: A - Cc8. Bound with THE WHOLE BOOK OF ENGLISH PSALMS, collected into English Metre ... printed by Joseph Bentham, printer to the University, by whom they are sold in Cambridge, and by Ben J. Dod in London, 1758. A - D8. Bound for a Duke of Somerset whose title is gilt lettered on the upper cover, possibly the 9th. Full contemporary red morocco, single ruled gilt border to covers with inner gilt chain border, gilt rules to spine with tiny sunburst motif inbetween, gilt lettered black morocco label, gilt patterned edges to boards and inner dentelles (turn ins), marbled endpapers. Binding slightly darkened at edges of covers with some dark spotting, corners just slightly worn, some light shelf wear to lower edges, a few small light scratches, spine slightly darkened, slightly rubbed at head and tail and tiny dent just below head of spine, slight light foxing to title page, occasional light browning to margins, 1 or 2 small pale stains, a little light foxing to a few pages, mostly very clean. Pale foxing to title page of Metric Psalms, otherwise very clean. A very good tight copy. This is the larger of 2 editions of this book, with "Price 11s. unbound" in the border at the foot of the title page. See David N. Griffiths, The Bibliography of Common Prayer 1549 - 1999, page 198, 1788 No. 1; ESTC T148344. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Relacion 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... [and] Apéndice a la Relacion

      Madrid: Ibarra, 1788-, 1793. Quarto, two volumes bound together, with an engraved portrait of Magellan as frontispiece, five fine large folding maps and five folding tables; contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, some wear but a very good copy. Patagonia and the straits of Magellan. The complete first edition in two volumes. This is the best description of Patagonia and the Straits of Magellan, then as now an area of strategic and navigational significance. Vargas y Ponce's book gives the official account of the two expeditions made by Antonio de Córdoba to 'ascertain the advisability of Spaniards continuing to use the Strait in voyages - the results indicated the negative. After these expeditions the Spanish trade routes were exclusively to east coast ports and then overland to the Pacific ports…' (Hill). As part of this, the Relacion provides a general history of earlier voyages of discovery to the Strait. The large folding maps, fine and detailed, are all based on observations made during the Córdoba voyages. Córdoba's exploration of the Strait of Magellan is accompanied by Vargas y Ponce's summary of the early explorations of the area, mainly from an examination of original manuscripts in the Spanish archives. He discusses various means of navigating the Strait, with detailed sailing instructions, and describes the climate, indigenous peoples and natural history of the region.

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        Northumberland assizes, 1788. A calendar of the prisoners in the gaol for the said county

      [Newcastle-on-Tyne?]: [June], 1788. Printed broadside, folio, 470 x 380 mm., old folds, some dusting to recto with contemporary marginal annotations, blank verso with further annotations; uncut and very good. Original record of Second and Third Fleet convicts. Very rare: calendar of prisoners being held in the Northumberland Gaol in 1788 with records of their crimes, including three women transported on the Lady Juliana, the first convict vessel to arrive after the First Fleet, as well as two men later transported in the Third Fleet. This is an unusually detailed example of these rare calendars, here issued by Davidson Richard Greive, the Sheriff, with very full notes on the crimes of the prisoners then being held in Morpeth Gaol. The contemporary annotations, particularly the manuscript docket note and the list of the 23 grandees on the "grand jury" strongly suggest that this was probably the retained copy of one of the court's officials. The Lady Juliana, Master Thomas Edgar (a veteran of Cook's last voyage), sailed from Plymouth on 29 July 1789 with more than two hundred female convicts, and arrived in Port Jackson on 3 June 1790. The vessel was ordered to Sydney by Sir Evan Nepean (1752-1822) specifically for the purpose of increasing the child-bearing population of the colony. The Lady Juliana has been described as a "floating brothel" and the only contemporary account of the voyage, that of the steward John Nicol, is blunt about the graft and prostitution on board: 'every man on board took a wife from among the convicts, they nothing loath.' It is interesting that all three of the women who were transported were convicted of the theft of cloth. Eleanor Scott was charged with 'stealing a piece of printed cotton, about twenty yards long… and about twenty-six yards of light blue calamanco, and about twelve yards of linen cloth,' the property of two different clothiers in Alnwick. In the same paragraph Elizabeth Thompson of Coldstream was accused of a much more modest haul, 'one piece of printed cotton, about 1½ yard long… and half a dozen of blue lint.' Curiously, although both women were transported, an early annotation reads "not true bill." Both women were sentenced on 19 July 1788 and both were transported on the Lady Juliana (Cobley, The Crimes of the Lady Juliana Convicts). In August 1790 Thompson was sent to Norfolk Island from Sydney Cove and in 1808 she moved with her two children to Van Dieman's Land, where her daughter Margaret became the mistress of Lieutenant Governor David Collins. The third convict is Mary Davison of Kircaldie recorded here as having been charged with 'stealing ten muslin handkerchiefs, and sixteen yards of taffety silk' from an Alnwick milliner. Her future husband John Cross had already been transported on the First Fleet ship Alexander. Interestingly, Davison does not appear on any of the standard musters of the Lady Juliana, but family research places her family on board (Lorraine Prothero, Cross, His Mark, Ryde, 1987). Also included on this broadside are the names of two male convicts who would face transportation. George Brown, charged with stealing a large quantity of oats from a barn, was transported in 1791 aboard the Third Fleet ship Matilda together with John Davison, a labourer from Mansfield charged for picking a pocket. The only similar broadside we can find in an Australian institutional collection is a 1794 Calendar of the felon prisoners in His Majesty's Goal, the Castle of Lincoln held in the Dixson collection at the State Library of New South Wales. The verso of the sheet has manuscript annotations including "a list of the grand jury", with the names of 23 local grandees who evidently heard the Assizes: one of the men is Thomas Charles Bigge, the father of John Thomas Bigge, the commissioner of enquiry at New South Wales in 1822. The verso also has the later details of a legal indenture in 1794.

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        Versuch eines vollständigen grammatisch-ktitischen Wörterbuchs der hochdeutschen Mundart, mit beständiger Vergleichung der übrigen Mundarten, besonders aber der oberdeutschen. 5 Teile in 4 Bdn. (A-Z, =komplett)

      Georg Traßler Brünn 1788. Halbleinen ca. 3000 S. Guter Zustand, Blaue Pappbände mit grauem Leinenrücken und Eckschutz aus Leinen, Papierrückenschilder mit Titelbeschriftung von alter Hand. Buchblock von Teil 1 an einer Stelle angebrochen, Einbandkanten berieben, Gewebe leicht fleckig, sonst schön erhalten. Papier mit Stockgeruch, aber weitgehend fleckenfrei.. *** Wenn Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns bestellen, liefern wir innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei ***

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        Das Wienerblättchen, eine Tagschrift. Erstes Bändchen. Jän[n]er. [1788].

      Wien, Schmidtbauer, 1788.. Hefte 1-26 in 1 Band. 12mo. (15,2:10,3 cm). 416 S. Mit wiederholtem Holzschnitt-Kopfstück einer Wien-Ansicht für jede der 26 Nummern. Pappband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf Rückenschildchen; gering berieben und bestoßen, vorderes Gelenk repariert, Vorsätze an den Innengelenken mit kleinen Löchern, vorderer Innendeckel mit altem bibliographischem Vermerk.. Seltenes Wiener Tagesblatt. Hier in vollständiger Folge der im Januar 1788 erschienenen 26 Hefte. Das Wienerblättchen, herausgegeben von Karl v. Zahlheim (vgl. Wangermann: Die Waffen der Publizität: zum Funktionswandel der politischen Literatur unter Joseph II., S. 223), markiert als erstes Blatt, das nach der durch Joseph II. 1781 verkündeten Freiheit der Presse täglich (von 1783 bis 1793) erschien, einen bedeutenden historischen Wendepunkt in der Wiener Journalistik. Darüberhinaus sind die Tagschriften des vorliegenden Monats ein bedeutendes historisches Dokument der österreichischen Zeitgeschichte am Vorabend des Russisch-Österreichischen Türkenkrieges. So beziehen sich die politischen Beiträge häufig auf verschiedenste Kriegsvorbereitungen, denn schon im Februar 1788 trat Österreich in den russischen Türkenkrieg (1787 bis 1792) ein. "Das Wienerblättchen' brachte 'außer der interessantesten Zeitgeschichte, wobei vorzüglich auf Kriegsnachrichten und Wiener Neuigkeiten Rücksichten genommen wird', als unterhaltenden Anhang 'kurze Gedichtchen und Anekdoten und auf die letzt ein Rätsel, welches immer über den anderen Tag aufgelöset wird.'." (Schottenloher I, S. 331f.) - Die gebundene Folge der Hefte 1-26 vom 2.-31. Januar 1788 ist komplett, weist aber zahlreiche Paginierungsfehler auf. - Frisches und fleckenfreies Exemplar.

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        Die Neue Kirche in Neuchatel in der Schweiz.

      . Pinsel in Braun, braun und etwas blau laviert, über Bleistift, auf Zeichenkarton, links unten signiert "J. Zimmerman.". 37:28,8 cm, auf Untersatz montiert. Mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren. Zimmermanns fein ausgeführtes Aquarell besticht durch eine sachlich-zurückhaltende Atmosphäre.. Ersten Unterricht erhielt der Münchner Historien- und Landschaftsmaler von seinem Vater C. von Zimmermann (1788-1969). Anschließend ging er zum Weiterstudium nach Rom. Seit 1854 war er in Ausstellungen vertreten. Von Zimmermann, der als Spätnazarener angesehen werden kann, sind vor allem seine für die Wittelsbacher Ahnegalerie in Schloß Schleißheim geschaffenen 16 Idealbildnisse bekannt.

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        Falkenstein, Grafschaft (D, Rheinland-Pfalz). - Handschrift auf Pergament, 1788. Lehrbrief eines Chirurgen. Die Chirurgen und Barbiere der freien Reichsgrafschaft Falkenstein, unter Vorsitz des Landphysikus Matthäus Faber, haben Johannes Steinmetz aus Imsbach, den Lehrling von Joseph Virgil Funda, Landchirurg und Barbier in Winnweiler, geprüft und nach dreijähriger Lehrzeit für fähig befunden, was vom reichsgräflichen Oberamt bestätigt wird, ausgestellt in Winnweiler, den 20.12.1788 und von den versammelten Chirurgen unterschrieben.

      1788,. 38.5 x 59 cm, Urkunde von 25 Zeilen auf Pergament in schwarzer Tinte mit reichverzierter kalligraphischer Titelzeile (mit Goldtinte verziert) und mit dem Siegel der kaiserlichen Kanzlei versehen (an gelb und schwarzem Stoffband herabhängend, in Holzkapsel), gefaltet. Einzelblatt. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Relacion 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?

      Ibarra, Madrid 1788 - Quarto, with an engraved portrait of Magellan as frontispiece, four fine large folding maps and four folding tables; contemporary sprinkled calf, sides bordered in gilt; a handsome copy. First edition of the first comprehensive study and the best early description of Patagonia and the Strait of Magellan, then as now an area of strategic and navigational significance. Vargas y Ponce's book gives the official account of the expedition by Antonio de Córdoba on the frigate Santa Maria de la Cabeza, sailing from Cádiz in 1785 with the specific aim of exploring parts of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, and of determining whether it was preferable to enter the Pacific by way of the Strait of Magellan or by way of Cape Horn. The large folding maps, fine and detailed, are based on observations made during the voyage. Córdoba's exploration of the Strait of Magellan is accompanied here by Vargas y Ponce's summary of the early explorations of the area, mainly from an examination of original manuscripts in the Spanish archives. He discusses various means of navigating the Strait, with detailed sailing instructions, and describes the climate, indigenous peoples and natural history of the region. An Appendix published five years later, and sometimes found bound with the main work, gave an account of a subsequent voyage to the area by Córdoba. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dieu l'homme et la nature

      Londres" [Strassburg], 1788. <p>[Lützelbourg, Comte de.] Dieu l&#39;homme et la nature. [16], 136, lvi pp.; cancel title. "Londres" [i.e., Strassburg]: N.p., 1788. 210 x 132 mm. (uncut). Marbled wrappers ca. 1788, lower and upper portions of spine perished. Minor dampstains on first few leaves, light toning, but very good.</p><p>First Edition under this title. A note on the verso of the cancel title reads: "Cet écrit a paru pour la première fois en 1786 sous le titre d&#39;Extrait du Journal d&#39;une Cure magnétique . . ." [This writing appeared for the first time in 1786 under the title Extrait du Journal d&#39;une Cure magnétique . . .]. The work appears in fact to be a reissue of an edition published in Rastadt in 1787, with a new title and a 56-page supplement "which deals with man&#39;s condition after death, with corruption, with heaven, with what the blessed do in heaven etc., with physical and spiritual magnetism, with the proper way to magnetize, with crises, etc." [translation ours]. The Comte de Lützelbourg learned the technique of "mesmeric somnambulism" (induced hypnosis) from the Comte de Puységur, who had discovered (or rediscovered) it in 1784. "The discovery of mesmeric somnambulism began a new trend in the practice of animal magnetism, in which the emphasis was shifted from the physical to the psychological. This new trend eventually eclipsed orthodox mesmerism" (Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine, p. 885). Crabtree 182. Dureau, p. 74.</p>

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        Drey Abhandlungen über den Straßenbau. 3 Teile in 1 Band.

      Berlin, Akademie, 1788.. (20 x 12 cm). XVI (8) 40, 22, 110 S. Mit 2 Kupfertafeln. Dekorativer Halblederband der Zeit mit hübscher Rückenvergoldung.. Einzige Ausgabe. - Die erste, von der Akademie preisgekrönte Abhandlung beschreibt die Planung und den Bau zweier Haupt- und Landstraßen (von Hamburg bzw. Braunschweig nach Leipzig). Die zweite Abhandlung bezieht sich darauf und behandelt das Anlegen zweier großer Heerstraßen. Im dritten Teil wird der Nutzen guter Straßen beschrieben. - Stegemann (1737- nach 1789) war Baudirektor bei der Kriegs- und Domänenkammer zu Magdeburg. - Titel verso mit durchschlagendem Stempel. Satzspiegel gebräunt. Einband etwas berieben und leicht bestoßen. Insgesamt gut erhalten

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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.

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        The Life of Captain James Cook.

      G. Nicol, G.G.J. and J. Robinson, London 1788 - Quarto, with engraved frontispiece portrait of Cook; some foxing of the frontispiece (title-page mildly affected) otherwise a fine large copy in contemporary tan calf with subtle tooling in blind and gilt, spine neatly renewed in period style. A large and generous copy of this celebrated life of Captain James Cook, compiled from a variety of sources including Admiralty records and the personal papers of Sir Joseph Banks. Furthermore, Kippis actively consulted associates of the great mariner including Lord Howe, the Earl of Sandwich and Sir Hugh Palliser to enrich his account. Last but not least, 'the Captain's amiable and worthy Widow' Elizabeth was not overlooked in the preparation of the work. Kippis' biography covers the entirety of Cooks career, from obscurity to his unexpected death at Kealakekua in Hawaii. His arduous surveying work and early career on the St. Lawrence river are described in some detail, before his three voyages of discovery to the Pacific are treated at length. The 22-page account of Cook's death is sourced directly from the account of David Samwell whose exceedingly rare account had appeared in print two years earlier. Kippis notes: 'As the narrative hath continued for more than two years unimpeached and uncontradicted, I esteem myself fully authorised to insert it in this place, as containing the most complete and authentic account of the melancholy catastrophe, which, at Owhyee, befel our illustrious navigator and Commander?'. Aside from the biographical value of the work, Kippis sheds light on other aspects of late eighteenth-century Pacific exploration. Forbes notes the interesting inclusion of papers regarding the negotiation of a safe passage for Cook's expedition in American waters during the war with Great Britain (including a letter from Benjamin Franklin written at Passy near Paris in 1779). Given the publication coincided with the establishment of the penal colony in New South Wales, it is not surprising that the author touches upon this consequence of Cook's discovery of the east coast of Australia. He says of Botany Bay 'If it be wisely and prudently begun and constructed, who can tell what beneficial consequences may spring from it, in future ages?'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Da Asia de Joáo Barros e de Diogo de Couto, Nova Edição.

      Regia Officina Typographica, Lisbon 1788 - 24 volumes, duodecimo, with four portraits and five folding maps; a fine crisp set in contemporary blonde speckled calf. Portuguese discoveries. This extensive set is a fundamental travel book, and the basis for any history of Portuguese exploration. This is the first collected edition of the "Decades" of João de Barros and Diogo de Couto, chronicling the first Portuguese discoveries in Asia, as well as Africa and Brazil. Its twenty-four volumes contain an extraordinary wealth of detail regarding the Portuguese in the East Indies and elsewhere in the New World. An idea of its significance may be gained simply by glancing at the many indexes to the various volumes of Donald Lach's majestic Asia in the Making of Europe, all of whoch contain multiple extensive references to Barros's work. The Portuguese historian and civil servant Barros had equipped an expedition to the Amazon, but its failure brought him to the verge of poverty. His mercantile ambitions destroyed, Barros retreated into the sanctuary of historical studies. Written at the instigation of the king, Barros first published Décadas da Asia in the middle of the sixteenth century, and it is still regarded as one of the supreme accounts of European exploration and colonisation, and famously includes work on Magellan and his discoveries in the Americas. The first volume, Asia de Ioam de Barros, was published in 1552, and the subsequent volumes of his work in 1555, 1563 and 1615. The authenticity of the fourth, published much later, has been questioned. Its vigour and scope are such that it is one of the founding works of Portuguese literature. It was continued by Diogo de Couto, royal historiographer to Phillip II, whose work is generally more critical. Couto not only furthers Barros's original discussion, but also expands on the arguments for the decline of Portuguese influence in the east. The first eight volumes of this set consist of the four original Décadas; volume nine is a life of Barros by Manoel Severin de Faria together with an index; the remaining fourteen volumes comprise all of Couto's ensuing books, the last volume an index. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Poem on the Inhumanity of the Slave-Trade. Humbly inscribed to the Right Honourable and Right Reverend Frederick, Earl of Bristol, etc

      London, printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1788.. London, printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1788.. 2 Bll., 30 S. - Angebunden: Poems on various subjects by Ann Yearsley, a Milkwoman of Clifton near Bristol, being her second work. London, printed for the author and sold by G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1787. XL, 168 S. Marmorierter Karton aus altem Material. 24,5 x 19,5 cm. Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 384; Sabin 106007; Quaritch (Americana), Kat. 962, Nr. 682: "Only edition; the narrative of Luco, who, stolen from the embrace of his Incilada, is sold into slavery. A noble savage made to endure torture at the hands of Christian men, he ends up burnt on a stake, a warning to other slaves never to pause in the work of the cane-fields." - Ann Yearsley (1753-1806) auf dem Titel des angebundenen Werkes als Milchmädchen ("Milkwoman") bezeichnet, aber wohl tatsächlich nur die Tochter einer solchen, veröffentlichte unter der Ägide der Bristoler Philanthropin Hannah More und später mit Hilfe des 4. Earls von Bristol Frederick Hervey einige Gedichtbände. Ihr einflussreichstes Werk ist allerdings das hier vorliegende "Poem on the Inhumanity of the Slave-Trade". Bristol war im 18. Jahrhundert der wichtigste Umschlagplatz für den Sklavenhandel nach Amerika; zwischen 1697 und 1807 haben von Bristol aus 2108 Sklavenschiffe über 500000 Menschen von Afrika nach Amerika transportiert. Durch die in Bristol täglich zu erlebenden Brutalitäten formte sich die Bewegung der Abolitionisten; mit dem Poem wurde Ann Yearsley unter ihnen eine der markantesten Persönlichkeiten. Der Slave Trade Act von 1807 verbot schließlich den Sklavenhandel im British Empire, die Sklaverei selbst wurde allerdings erst 1833 abgeschafft. Das tränenreiche Schicksal der wohl literarischen Figur des Sklaven Luco dürfte dazu sein Teil mit beigetragen haben. - Titel jeweils mit kl. Besitzstempel "v. Zach" (eventuell Franz Xaver v. Zach, vgl. ADB XLIV, 613). Gutes und sauberes Exemplar!

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        The works ...in ten volumes complete

      London: printed for J. Rivington [et al.], 1788. London: printed for J. Rivington [et al.]. 1788. "10 volumes, small 8vo, 10 engraved plates plus one page printed entirely in black and one leaf inlaid with marbled paper (as issued and matching the marbled paper of the endpapers); in spite of some weat at spine ends, and a few minor chips out, this is a handsome set in full Etruscan paneled calf, each cover a radiating urn enclosed by a border incorporating leaves and fans, with an outside Greek key border in gilt. "

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        A Poem on the Inhumanity of the Slave-Trade. Humbly inscribed to the Right Honourable and Right Reverend Frederick, Earl of Bristol, etc.

      London, printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1788.. 2 Bll., 30 S. - Angebunden: Poems on various subjects by Ann Yearsley, a Milkwoman of Clifton near Bristol, being her second work. London, printed for the author and sold by G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1787. XL, 168 S. Marmorierter Karton aus altem Material. 24,5 x 19,5 cm.. Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 384; Sabin 106007; Quaritch (Americana), Kat. 962, Nr. 682: "Only edition; the narrative of Luco, who, stolen from the embrace of his Incilada, is sold into slavery. A noble savage made to endure torture at the hands of Christian men, he ends up burnt on a stake, a warning to other slaves never to pause in the work of the cane-fields." - Ann Yearsley (1753-1806) auf dem Titel des angebundenen Werkes als Milchmädchen ("Milkwoman") bezeichnet, aber wohl tatsächlich nur die Tochter einer solchen, veröffentlichte unter der Ägide der Bristoler Philanthropin Hannah More und später mit Hilfe des 4. Earls von Bristol Frederick Hervey einige Gedichtbände. Ihr einflussreichstes Werk ist allerdings das hier vorliegende "Poem on the Inhumanity of the Slave-Trade". Bristol war im 18. Jahrhundert der wichtigste Umschlagplatz für den Sklavenhandel nach Amerika; zwischen 1697 und 1807 haben von Bristol aus 2108 Sklavenschiffe über 500000 Menschen von Afrika nach Amerika transportiert. Durch die in Bristol täglich zu erlebenden Brutalitäten formte sich die Bewegung der Abolitionisten; mit dem Poem wurde Ann Yearsley unter ihnen eine der markantesten Persönlichkeiten. Der Slave Trade Act von 1807 verbot schließlich den Sklavenhandel im British Empire, die Sklaverei selbst wurde allerdings erst 1833 abgeschafft. Das tränenreiche Schicksal der wohl literarischen Figur des Sklaven Luco dürfte dazu sein Teil mit beigetragen haben. - Titel jeweils mit kl. Besitzstempel "v. Zach" (eventuell Franz Xaver v. Zach, vgl. ADB XLIV, 613). Gutes und sauberes Exemplar!

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        Travels from St. Petersburgh in Russia, to various parts of Asia.

      Edinburgh Printed for William Creech 1788 - 2 volumes, 8vo (20.8 x 12.5 cm). xvi, 442; vi, 554 pp., 2 large folding engraved maps ("Petersburg to Ispahan and from Petersburg to Constantinople" and "Moscow to Pekin". Contemporary full tree calf, spine gilt, red and green leather labels; light wear to extremities. Engaged in the service of the Russian Emperor, Bell left St. Petersburg in July 1715, and proceeded to Moscow, from thence to Cazan, and down the Volga to Astrakhan. The embassy then sailed down the Caspian Sea to Derbend, and journeyed by Mougan, Tauris, and Saba, to Ispahan, where they arrived in March, 1717. They left that city in September, and returned to St. Petersburgh on the 30th of December 1718. Whilst here, Bell gained a position on an embassy to China. His descriptions of the manners, customs and superstitions of the inhabitants, and of the Dalai-Lama and the Great Wall are notable. The embassy arrived back in Moscow in January 1722. The Czar was determined to undertake an expedition into Persia to aid the ruler against the Afghans, his subjects, who had seized Kandahar neighbouring provinces. Bell's former journey to Persia gave him peculiar advantages, and he was accordingly engaged to accompany the army to Derbend, from which he returned in December 1722. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Den store Castriotto af Albanien kallad Scanderbeg.

      Historia. Öfversättning. Sthlm, A. Zetterberg, 1788. 8:o. Grav front,(8),120 s. Marmorerat hfrbd från första hälften av 1900-talet med upphöjda bind och klistermarmorerade pärmsidor (Karl Björklinds bokbinderi, Köping). Ryggen ngt blekt och ytterfalsarna ställvis nötta. Ren inlaga med ett flertal råkanter, pappersförtunningar, hål och minimala revor i marginalerna. En oidentifierad gammal monogramstpl på titelsidan, Theodor Jacobssons och Gustaf Berndtssons exlibris.. Tryckt i "Skockholm" enligt titelbladets impressum. Planschen stucken av E. Åkerland. Greve Stjepan Zanovic (1751-86) och hans äldre bror Primislao Chiud gjorde sig beryktade i Holland och Venedig under 1770-talet som äventyrliga bedragare. De tog bl.a. ut förskott från handelsmän för ickeexisterande laster på ickeexisterande skepp, vilket resulterade i att Stjepan förvisades från Venedig under en period av tio år. Stjepan, som kallade sig "Prins av Albanien", fortsatte att resa runt i Västeuropa. Hans hyllning av Scanderbeg kan ses som ett led i Zanovics egen propaganda på så vis att den anonyma författaren kallar sig Scanderbegs "ättelägg"

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        Sophoclis Tragoediae septem nova versione donatae scholiisque veteribus illustratae [praecipue vero Demetrii Triclinii].

      T. Pote Eton 1788 - Crown8vo, [iv], 379, [1- blank], 161, [1 - advert]; [ii], 292, 133, [1 - blank], 77,[1 - advert p. Contemporary brown half calf, gilt, marbled boards. Light tanning to the title pages, occasional light tanning otherwise a VG+ set of two volumes. The title continues: Accedunt notae perpetuae et variae lectiones, opera Thomae Johnson, Accessere etiam nunc primum notae selectae et emendationes ex Codd. Variorum Doctorum Virorum nuper editis. . Editio prioribus longe accuratior, et auctior. Uncommon Eton printing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VIAGE DE ESPAÑA, en que se da noticia de las cosas más apreciables, y dignas de saberse, que hay en ella. Tomo duodécimo.

      - Por la Viuda de Ibarra. Madrid. 1788. XIVpp.+368pp.+7 grabados (4 de ellos plegados). Exlibris ant. Props. 18 x 12 cm. Enc. plena piel con filos dorados, el lomo agrietado. CASTILLA [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oberbayerische Landschaft mit Gewässer und einer Ortschaft mit Kirchturm im Mittelgrund links.

      . Aquarell, über Bleistift, mit ein wenig Deckweiß, auf bräunlichem Bütten; verso von fremder Hand bezeichnet "Ernst Welker geb. 1788 in Gotha. um 1850 in Wien. Aus Oberbayern . n. d. Nal..?" 30:25 cm. Leichte Knickfalten in der linken unteren Ecke, kleine Kratzspur rechts oben, verso mit Resten alter Beklebung.. Welkers Blatt besticht durch die Direktheit des spontan erfaßten, spätsommerlichen Landschaftsausschnitts als auch durch die Ausgewogenheit der Farbgebung bei stimmungshafter Sonnenuntergangsatmosphäre mit einem mit schnell dahinziehenden Wolken bedeckten Himmel. Welker nahm zunächst Unterricht bei dem Kupferstecher J.C.E. Müller (1766-1824) in Weimar, anschließend ging er an die Wiener Akademie von 1804-1808. Als Lützower Jäger nahm er an den Freiheitskriegen teil und war Augenzeuge des Todes von T. Körner (1791-1813). Mit seinen Freunden J.Chr. Erhard (1795-1822), J.A. Klein (1792-1875) und den Brüdern F.Ph. (1779-1840) und H. Reinhold (1788-1825) unternahm er 1818 eine Reise durch das Salzkammergut, die durch Graphiken und Zeichnungen der fünf Künstler dokumentiert ist - 1817 hatte er bereits eine Reise mit H. Reinhold und J.C. Erhard nach Niederösterreich, in die Schneeberggegend und nach Höllenberg unternommen. 1821 ging er nach Rom, wo er bis 1828 blieb, kehrte dann aber nach Wien zurück. Welker schuf Landschaften und Architekturansichten aus der Umgebung Wiens, von Salzburg, aus der Steiermark, Kärnten, der Schweiz und Italien.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (in 12 volumes complete)

      Strahan & Cadell, 1788. Strahan & Cadell. Hardcover. A complete set of 12 volumes, full leather binding. Each volume has a solid text block with a fair outer tone and some patches of foxing in the margins of the pages. There is an owner&#39;s plate on each pastedown. The exteriors are worn heavily in the expected areas of corners hinges and spine heads. Volume 1 has both boards detached but present, title and volume inlays are absent from the spine and there is some loss to the foot of the spine. Volume 2 has a detached rear board (present) and cracking to the front hinge, volume inlay absent. Volume 3 has light cracking to the hinges and the volume inlay is absent. Volume 4 has light cracking to the hinges and the volume inlay is absent. Volume 5 has light cracking to the hinges and the title and volume inlay are absent. Volume 6 has light cracking to the hinges and the title and volume inlay are absent. Volume 7 has light cracking to the hinges and the volume inlay is absent. Volume 8 has light cracking to the hinges and the volume inlay is absent. Volume 9 has light cracking to the hinges and the title and volume inlay are absent. Volume 10 has light cracking to the hinges and the volume inlay is absent. Volume 11 has light cracking to the hinges and the title and volume inlay are absent. Volume 12 has light cracking to the front hinge and heavier cracking to the rear, the title and volume inlay are absent. . Good. 1788.

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        L'art du distillateur et marchand de liqueurs considérées comme alimens médicamenteux ; avec un mémoire sur les acides natifs du verjus, de l'orange et du citron

      Nyon, Paris 1788 - 2 volumes in-8. Collation : XVI, 448 pp. / (4), 370, (2), 30, (2) pp. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.). Seconde édition, la première en 1779. On y trouve l'histoire de la distillation, des renseignements sur les anciens métiers de vinaigriers, distillateurs, liquoristes, le café, le thé et le chocolat, la confiserie, les eaux-de-vie, la vanille, les sorbets et les crèmes, de nombreuses références critiques sur les auteurs anciens : Machy, Brouault, Hoffman, Geoffroy, etc. Le mémoire sur le verjus, l'orange et le citron, qui est placé à la fin, a sa propre page de titre, datée de 1783. Très petit accroc à une coiffe. Bel exemplaire. Oberlé, Fastes 1096. Vicaire, Biblio. gastronomique 292.

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        Caza de lobos, Calatayud 1788] Real Cédula de S. M. y señores del Consejo, en que se manda guardar el reglamento inserto formado para el exterminio de Lobos, Zorros y otros animales dañinos, en la conformidad que se expresa.

      Calatayud, en la Imprenta de Juan Aguirre, 1788 - 31,5x22 cm. [8] páginas. Escudo real grabado en la portada. Cubiertas de papel de aguas antiguo. Grandes márgenes. Todo él conservado en estuche moderno en cartoné con tejuelo en el plano y bello ex-libris. Rara edición impresa en la localidad aragonesa de Calatayud, en cuyos montes por aquellas años los lobos eran un gran problema para el ganado.

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        Aufschlüsse zur Magie aus geprüften Erfahrungen über verborgene philosophische Wissenschaften... 3 Bände und Nachtragsband: Mistische Nächte oder der Schlüssel zu den Geheimnissen des Wunderbaren... Zusammen 4 Bände.

      München, Lentner, 1788-, 1791.. circa 20,2 12,3 cm. 4 gest. Frontisp. U. 4 gest. Titelvignetten, 10 Bll., 488 SS.; 7 Bll., 446 SS.; 8 Bll., 372 SS., 2 Bll.; Titel, 276 SS., mit zusammen 10 (1 gef.) Kupfertaf. u. 1 gefalt. Tabelle Neuere Leder mit Blindprägung. Ackermann I, 867; Hevesi 1517-18; Wellcome II, 509; Kosch III, 841. - Erste Ausgabe, hier mit dem sehr seltenen Zusatzband, aber ohne den posthum erschienenen Band 4. - Band 1 und Band 2: Aufschlüsse zur Magie aus geprüften Erfahrungen über verborgene philosophische Wissenschaften und verdeckte Geheimnisse der Natur. (Zweyter Theil. / Band 3: Aufschlüsse zur Magie dritter Theil. Oder praktische Anweisung der theils unbekannten phisikalischen Zauberstücke als eine nothwendige Voraussetzung zu den noch folgenden Bänden. - Dazu: Mistische Nächte... Nachtrag zu den Aufschlüssen über Magie. - Der Münchner Philosoph und Theosoph Karl von Eckartshausen (1752 - 1803) wurde im "Katalog der in München wirklich noch arbeitenden Illuminaten ihrer Protectoren und auch derjenigen, welche des Illuminatismus höchst verdächtig" aufgeführt als: "Hofrath und Archivarius, einer der thätigsten Arbeiter, Illuminat". Er wandte sich jedoch in der Folgezeit von dem Geheimbund ab und verfasste zahlreiche religiöse, mystische und alchemistische Werke. - Gut erhalten, wenig gebräunt, vereinzelt fleckig, meist sauber. Einheitlich gebunden. - 3 Bände mit dem sehr seltenen Nachtragsband, zusammen 4!.

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        Geometrischer Plan der Gränzscheidung des in der Rath Reichs Herrschafft Tettnangen Hoheit ligenden Niedergerichts Bezirk der Reichs Statt Wangen. Handgezeichneter farbiger Plan.

      1788.. 46 x 66,5 cm, aquarellierter Plan, mehrfach gefaltet.. Detaillierter Plan des Gebietes zwischen den Reichs Statt Wangischen, Landvogteyischen, Schaumburgischen, Neuravenspurger, Reichs Statt Lindau und Bregenzer Gerichten. Mit bildlichen Einzeichnungen einzelner Ortschaften: Ettischweiler Hombrechts, Schomburg, Niederwangen, Hirschenweiler, Adelgunz u.a. sowie Wald, Wiesen und Feldern.

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        Experiments and Observations on Animal Heat, and the Inflammation of Combustible Bodies; Being an Attempt to Resolve these Phenomena into a General Law of Nature

      London: J. Johnson, 1788. London: J. Johnson. Cover worn. Upper board detached. Browning to title page. Contents firm and overall bright. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking. 1788. Second Edition with very large additions. Leather cover. 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5"). 491pp. 4 engraved plates including one fold out. .

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        The American Museum, or, Repository of Ancient and Modern Fugitive Pieces &c Prose and Poetical, Vol. IV (July-December)

      Philadelphia, 1788 (July-Dec): Matthew Carey. Philadelphia, 1788 (July-Dec): Matthew Carey 392p. Original Calf worn, with subscriber&#39;s list (including George Washington, James Madison, A(lexander) Hamilton, Aaron Burr, etc. Includes George Washington&#39;s letter on the proprietors of the ship named the Federalist followed by his brief note on the heroes who captured Major Andre; Benjamin Rush on the diseases of negroes in the West Indies (which he says was caused by their slavery); Notes on the Constitution by Fabius [John Dickinson], Washington and Rush both advertise on behalf of the publication, there is a list of the Bill or Rights (all 20 as originally proposed), Also a long section on the huge celebration of July 4, 1788 in Philadelphia listing the trades as well as the dignitaries who participated. Much on slavery, concern over confinement of debtors, etc. an interesting piece appears regarding the sale of the remainder os Gibbon&#39;s decline of the Roman Empire which was sold for 4,000 pounds provoking the reporter to complain of "the averice of booksellers". L. Richard in A History of Early American Magazines, 1741-1789 notes that the Repository represents "the American magazine at the beginning of a new period of national life..", p. 333.. Original Calf. Good. Octavo..

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        Reden zum Wohl der Menschheit über verschiedene Gegenstände. Ueber Religion, Freydenkery und Aufklärung. Ueber die Art, wie man zum Tod verurtheilte Uebelthäter, vorzüglich aber verstockte Bösewichter in ihren letzten Stunden behandeln soll, aus physiologischen Grundsätzen. Grundsätze für Dienende. Geschrieben von Ignaz Klein, und mit einer Vorrede herausgegeben von dem Hofrath von Eckartshausen.

      Brünn Joh. Sylv. Siedler 1788-89. Titelplaat. Halfleder. 8vo. 253, 213, 77, (VIII), 115 pp. *rug licht wormstekig, papier hier en daar licht roestvlekkig, laatste pagina onderaan licht beschadigd*'Franz Karl von Eckartshausen, Haimhausen 1752 - München 1803. Eckartshausen was an eminent and influential exponent of early German romanticism. His work in natural philosophy and christian theosophy was read and discussed by some of the most well-known European writers and poets of his time. In Germany Goethe, Schiller, Herder and especially Novalis knew his work.In Russia Tsar Alexander I was an avid reader of his work. In France, he influenced contemporary mystical thinkers and Böhmist theosophers such as Louis-Claude de Saint-Martin (...). With regard to Naturphilosophie, the christian kaballah and christian theosophy, corresponding themes may be discovered between his work and that of his friends, the christian theosophers and philosophers Franz von Baader and Johann Heinrich Jung-Stilling. (...) Eckartshausen lived and worked in the south of Germany, straddling the cultural divide between the German Aufklärung and the early Romantic period. He defended his own kind of religious philosophy against the new rationalism and materialism of what he considered the wrong sort of Enlightenment. (...) His works have always confronted the turbulent political, social and religious reality of his time and thus caught the early romantic Zeitgeist. (...)' http://www.ritmanlibrary.nl/c/p/h/bel_16.html See also: Deutsche Biographische Enzyklopädie. München, 2001, 3, 9. Kleins Grundsätze für Dienende is an enlightened guide of being a perfect servant written from below stairs with an introduction from upstairs by Eckartshausen. Klein outlines the requisite characteristics of a good servant, such as loyalty, discretion, gratitude etc. Eckartshausen stresses in his introduction that the responsibilities of the servant-master relationship are not one-sided. Human rights exist irrespective of class and need to be respected' . First edition was printed by Joseph Lentner at München in 1787. http://www.schulz-falster.com/catalogues

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        Recueil de Cartes Geographiques, Plans, Vues et Medailles de L&#39;Ancienne Grece, Relatifs au Voyage du Jeune Anacharsis, precede d&#39;une Analyse Critique des Cartes

      Chez de Bure, l, 1788. Chez de Bure, l, 1788. Hardcover. Fair/No Dustjacket. 1788. No dust jacket. Hardcover. Marble cloth on front and rear, with gilt titling on spine. Lightly tanned pages with fair tanning on fore-edge. Slight foxing throughout text. One page protrudes from text-block and is slightly chipped and creased, yet remain tight. Front board is taped in position at front hinge. Boards are poor, fair rubbing on front. Complete split on front hinge, with fair bumping and surface wear to corners and spine ends. Fair surface wear along edges.

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        'Der Lauf Des Donau Stroms Von Wien Bis In Das Schwarze Meer oder Neuester Kriegsschauplatz zwischen Oesterreich un der Pforte welcher das Koenigreich Ungarn, Sclavonien, Sirmien, Siebenbürgen, Bukowina, Croatien, Dalmatien, Bosnien, Servien, Bulgarien, die Walachei, Bessarabien, die Ukraine, Galizien, Maehren, Oesterreich, und Steyermark, &. enhält. - Le Cours Du Danube Depuis Vienne Jusqu' A Son Embouchure Dans La Mer Noire ou nouvelle Carte du Theatre de la guerre entre l'Austriche et la Turquie Contenant Le royaume de Hongrie, Esclavonie, Sirmie, Transylvanie, Bukovine, Croatie, Dalmatie, Bosnie, Servie, Valachie, Moldavie, Bessarabie, l'Ukraine, avec une partie de la Galicie, Moravie, Austriche, Stirie. &. &. - Nach den besten Karten und Handzeichnungen entworfen und gestochen von F. Müller.':.

      . Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Franz Müller b. Artaria Compagnie in Wien, 1788, 39 51,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Szantai, Atlas Hungaricus 1528-1850, Vol. I, S. 22, Artaria 2. - Zeigt das Gebiet zwischen dem Schwarzen Meer und Krems a.d. Donau sowie zwischen Lemberg und Nissa. - Mittig Siebenbürgen. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste. - Oben rechts Kartusche mit Erklärungen und Angaben zu den Postwegen. - Unter der Karte Erklärungen zum Kolorit. - Sehr seltener Einblattdruck.

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        "The life and adventures of Bampfylde-Moore Carew, commonly call the king of the beggars: being an impartial account of his life, from his leaving Tiverton School at the age of fifteen, and entering into a society of Gipsies &#133; with his travels twice through a great part of America: giving a particular account of the origin, government, laws and customs of the Gipsies; with the method of electing their King; and a dictionary of the cant language, used by the mendicants."

      London: Thomas Martin, 1788. London: Thomas Martin. 1788. "12mo, pp. [2], 203; engraved portrait frontispiece of Carew; full contemporary sheep, red morocco label; small, scallop-size chip from the fore-margine of the title page, prelims a little foxed, else a very good, sound copy. & & An interesting piece of Americana, first published in 1745. ""For misdemeanors in his native England this inveterate rogue was transported to Maryland, escaped and operated confidence games among colonial suckers from Virginia to Connecticut, - the memorable first of a long line of such artists who have continued to flourish in this climate"" (Howes C132). & & Sabin 27615, quoting Stephens: ""Banished to Maryland, he gives an amusing account of the country, and his adventures in Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, till he embarked at New London for England. His accounts of how he bamboozled and bled Whitfield, Thos. Penn, Gov. Thomas and many others of good repute, are amazing, true or not."" & & Black, Gypsy Bibliography 739."

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        Histoire Naturell des Quadrupedes Ovipares et des Serpens. 2 volumes

      Paris Hotel de Thou 1788. G : in Good condition with marbled eps. Cover and spine rubbed and worn. Upper joint of volume II weak but holding. Contents firm. Some age darkening to page ends. Illustrations bright. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with minimal marking [First Edition] Leather cover 260mm x 190mm (10" x 7"). 651pp; 527pp. Engraved plates and fold out tables. Volume II published in 1789.

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        Neueste Reisen durch England vorzüglich in Absicht auf die Kunstsammlungen, Naturgeschichte, Oekonomie, Manufakturen und Landsitze der Großen. In: Sammlung der besten Reisebeschreibungen, Bde. 26 - 29.

      Brünn, Trassler 1788 - 1789.. 4 Bände. 699, 651, 638, 614 S., 50 Bll. Lederbände d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg.. Gering berieben und bestoßen.

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        Experiments and Observations on Animal Heat, and the Inflammation of Combustible Bodies; Being an Attempt to Resolve these Phenomena into a General Law of Nature

      London: J. Johnson. Cover worn. Upper board detached. Browning to title page. Contents firm and overall bright. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking. 1788. Second Edition with very large additions. Leather cover. 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5"). 491pp. 4 engraved plates including one fold out. .

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        Poems

      London - J. Johnston, 2180. London - J. Johnston, 2180 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. %0D%0AA scarce two volume collection of illustrated poetry from William Cowper. %0D%0AWilliam Cowper is considered a forerunner of the Romantics for his subject matter, everyday life and the English countryside. %0D%0AMany of the poems published in this work were written on recovery of his attack of insanity, where he believed he was eternally condemned to hell and that God was urging him to take his own life, the John Gilpin of The History of John Gilpin, is reported to have saved him life. %0D%0ASome of the poems included in the work are; The History of John Gilpin, Table Talk, The Task andThe Fame for 1788-1793. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn a morocco binding. Externally, sound withmarks to boards. Bumping and rubbing to corners and head and tail of spines. Previous owner&#39;s bookplate to front pastedowns. Internally, firmly bound with cockling and foxing to pages and tidemarks tofirst few pages of volumeII. Overall: GOOD. %0D%0A.

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        [Kupferstich und Radierung] "De straat van Londen". Met de afbeelding van het vijfde tooneel des tweeden bedrijfs, van het treurspel, Beverly

      . Amsterdam : J. Smit, 1788]. - Bildgrösse 35 x 45 cm. Handkoloriert.. Theatervorstellung in "De Amsterdamse Schouwburg" (Leidseplein). Das Kulissendekor wurde von einer separaten Platte gedruckt, ebenso der Titel unter das Bühnenbild.

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        Karte des Atlantischen Oceans

      Wien, Schraembl, F. A., 1788. Atlantik. "Karte des Atlantischen Oceans". Orig. grenzkol. Kupferkarte bei F. A. Schrämbl, Wien, 1788. Mit oval Titelkart. 49:62 cm.. Karte des nördlichen Teils des Atlantischen Ozeans (mit Island und Grönland im Norden und dem Äquator, die Mündung des Amazonas und dem Golf von Guinea im Süden).

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        Dictionnaire de Synonymes Francois

      Paris - Nyon L'aine, and Fils, Libraires, rue du Jardinet, 1788. Paris - Nyon L&#39;aine, and Fils, Libraires, rue du Jardinet, 1788 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An insightful referential text listing the synonyms of words within the French language. New edition. Edited by Timothee de Livoy. Condition: Rebound in a velvet binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, sound with light marks. Internally, firmly bound, lightly aged toned andwith instances of spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        THE HISTORY OF WALES

      Published by J. Johnson, 1788. Published by J. Johnson, 1788. 2nd edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. In Nine Books, with an Appendix. Large format. Modern half calf. Marbled boards. 2nd edition. With two folding engraved maps and folding table. Fading to spine. Wear to cover corners and edges; a couple of small nicks. Small bookplate to front pastedown. One of the folding engraved maps is torn, but with no loss. Grubby marks and browning to page edges and some page margins. Name and ink stamp to title page. [S]

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        "View of Part of the City of Manheim". Gesamtansicht vom Rhein aus mit Sternwarte, Jesuitenkirche und einem Flügel des Schlosses.

      . Schabkunstblatt von W. Ellis nach J. Gardner, London, 1788, 35,5 x 46 cm.. Schefold 30145. - Sehr seltene Ansicht. - Mit ca. 3 ca. Rand, gering gebräunt. Kräftiger Abzug.

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        OPERE TEATRALI DEL SIGNOR AVVOCATO CARLO GOLDONI VENEZIANO CON RAMI ALLUSIVI.

      dalle stampe di Antonio Zatta e figli 1788-1795 In - 16 gr. (mm. 185x130), 47 voll. di cui 3 di ?Memorie?, cartoncino edit. (44 dorsi anticamente rifatti, i 3 delle ?Memorie? con picc. manc.). Ciascun vol. è di ca. 400 pp.; tutti i frontespizi sono arricchiti da suggestive vignette e l'opera è illustrata nel t. da ca. 400 bellissime vignette di P.A. Novelli, inc. in rame da Zuliani, Dell'Acqua, Alessandri, De Pian, Zatta, Bonato, Daniotto, Scattaglia. Manca il ritratto del Goldoni inciso da Pitteri, da disegno del Piazzetta - Questa pregevole edizione di opere teatrali edite ed inedite, è suddivisa in quattro classi: ?Commedie in prosa? (10 volumi) - ?Commedie buffe in prosa? (12 volumi) - ?Commedie e tragedie in versi? (12 volumi) - ?Drammi giocosi? (10 volumi). I 3 voll. che contengono le ?"Memorie" scritte da lui medesimo?, portano la data 1788 e contengono un ritratto dell?A. inc. in rame da Daniotto. Precisiamo inoltre che nel vol. XXVII le ultime pagg., 65 - 80, relative agli atti IV e V della commedia ?Le Morbidose?, non sono state editorialmente inserite. Nel ns. esemplare solo un vol. con alone al marg. bianco super., altrim. è tutto ben conservato. Cfr. Morazzoni, p. 234 e 143 - 44: "Contemporaneamente al "Parnaso Italiano" lo Zatta lancia le commedie di Carlo Goldoni e la nuova edizione può considerarsi frutto prelibato della sua probità editoriale. Goldoni non chiede 'decorazioni preziose' e lo Zatta ha trovato 'rami allusivi' che nella loro casalinga semplicità devono esser riusciti graditissimi anche all'autore che vedeva le sue ormai divulgatissime commedie commentate, nel modo più chiaro ed esatto, da minuscole vignette poste a capo di ogni atto. Lo Zatta è ricorso a Pietro Antonio Novelli per l'invenzione, tradotta con diligente cura da uno stuolo di incisori. La doviziosa serie dei piccoli rametti ci interessano infinitamente proprio come rievocazione della vita vissuta dalla modesta borghesia veneziana. Come interpretazione dello spirito goldoniano crediamo che l'edizione zattiana sia più vicina allo spirito di Goldoni di quella del Pasquali, le cui tavole elegantissime non starebbero male in un volume di Marivaud. Una particolare considerazione in questa edizione merita il primo volume delle "Memorie", per il gioviale ritratto del commediografo, che ci si presenta paternamente sorridente: questo, dopo i due famosi ritratti del Pitteri, è senza alcun dubbio uno dei più espressivi del Goldoni, e riteniamo pure ch'esso abbia anche il pregio della somiglianza, perchè certamente il Damiotto l'avrà inciso dopo l'approvazione del grande commediografo".

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        Peter&#39;s Pension

      London - G. Kearsley, 1788. London - G. Kearsley, 1788 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A disbound copy of this scarce volume. John Wolcot (1738-1819) wrote under the nom-de-plume of Peter Pindar, was a satirist. Born in Dodbrooke, near Kingsbridge in Devon, he studied medicine and in 1767 went as physician to Sir William Trelawny, Governor of Jamaica. In 1780, Wolcot went to London and commenced writing satires. The first objects of his attentions were the members of the Royal Academy, and when these attempts were well received the King and Queen became the most frequent marks for his satirical shafts. In 1786 appeared The Lousiad, a Heroi-Comic Poem, taking its name from a legend that a louse had once appeared on the King&#39;s dinner plate. Other subjects were Boswell, the biographer of Samuel Johnson, and James Bruce, the Abyssinian traveller. Wolcot, had a remarkable vein of humour and wit, which, while intensely comic to persons not involved, stung its subjects to the quick. He had likewise strong intelligence, and a power of coining effective phrases. In other kinds of composition, as in some ballads which he wrote, an unexpected touch of gentleness and even tenderness appears. Among these are The Beggar Man and Lord Gregory. Condition: This volume is disbound. Thetext block is tight and firm. Thereare somebrown spots to the outer and first fewpages but internally the pages are generally clean and bright. Overall, the condition of this volume is good..

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