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        Marie Antoinette ornately framed document signed, paying "...for the maintenance and food for several of our officers..."

      Rare one page Document Signed "Marie Antoinette," 9.5" x 14.5", December 31, 1788. Beautifully matted and framed, with a smaller framed image of Marie Antoinette, to a finished size of 24.5" x 23.5". The document, which is written entirely in French, is addressed ?To the Chancellor?s Secretary, Reward, 100 pounds, This last month 1788, Treasurer General,? and goes on to command, ?...we want to have and be told what the State has decided for the maintenance and food for several of our officers during this year. You will pay in cash to the Secretary of Lord__our Chancellor, the sum of one hundred pounds which we have granted him in this season in consideration of the service he has provided us with quality during the past six months. This letter to you should suffice and allocated as an expense against our account by our dear and beloved treasurer of the King, our honored Lord and Husband in Paris, whom we beg and ask to do so without difficulty.?

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        Méchanique Analitique

      xii, 512 pp. Large 4to, cont. mottled calf (several discrete repairs, minor rubbing & wear), flat spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: la Veuve Desaint, 1788. First edition of the work which laid the foundations of modern mechanics. This book contains the discovery of the general equations of motions of any system of bodies. "Lagrange proposed to reduce the theory of mechanics and the art of solving problems in that field to general formulas, the mere development of which would yield all the equations necessary for the solution of every problem... "The [book] united and presented from a single point of view the various principles of mechanics, demonstrated their connection and mutual dependence, and made it possible to judge their validity and scope. It is divided into two parts, statics and dynamics, each of which treats solid bodies and fluids separately. There are no diagrams. The methods presented require only analytic operations subordinated to a regular and uniform development. Each of the four sections begins with a historical account which is a model of the kind."-D.S.B., VII, pp. 569-70. A very good and large copy. Early ownership stamp on title and on first leaf of text. ❧ Dibner, Heralds of Science, 112. En Français dans le Texte 179. Evans, First Editions of Epochal Achievements in the History of Science (1934), 10-"Perhaps the most beautiful mathematical treatise in existence." Horblit 61. Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, pp. 189-90. Sparrow, Milestones of Science, 120. Wolf, II, pp. 69-70. .

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        Voyage Philosophique au Japon, ou Conférences Anglo-Franco-Bataves

      Pressure" (Paris?): Dans les Jardins de M. l'Ebahi, 1788. Octavo, half-title, woodcut vignette of a ship setting sail at start of text; a good copy in neat modern quarter calf. A visit to Japan. First edition: a very scarce anonymous imaginary voyage and a satirical commentary on French politics and society which has decadent Europeans (led by Monsieur l'Ebahi "Mister Flabbergasted") discussing the government and people of Japan. The preface makes it clear that this is not to be regarded as excessively serious. Having studied works as diverse as Xerxes, Leucippe, the ancient priests of Egypt and the Gymnosophists of India, the author decides that the greatest philosopher is Democritus, and that the only useful skill to be acquired is to be unfailingly amused by the foibles of mankind. This position is confirmed in his conference with the Englishman "Thincker" and the Dutchman from Batavia "Wurtzheim." Throughout the mores of Japan and Asia are used as a thin veil through which to satirise French society just before the Revolution. This is a rather scarce work indeed, with just a handful of copies recorded in Britain and Europe.

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        Lettera autografa firmata, datata 1 giugno 1788 - Cesena, inviata ad un Monsignore.

      293x212 mm. 1 bifolio, scritte 3 pagine. Manoscritto a inchiostro nero su carta con filigrana. La lunga missiva, scritta quando Chiaramonti era vescovo di Imola, è relativa ad una causa ?che riguarda il pagamento del terreno, e danni inferti con una ferocia senza esempio da deputati lughesi?. A questo proposito, il futuro papa Pio VII si attiva con il Segretario di Stato e con molte persone di sua conoscenza per prendere in esame la situazione.

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        Blick auf den Watzmann am Königssee mit einer großen Eiche rechts, im Vordergrund rechts ein lagerndes Bauernpaar.

      . Bleistift und weiße Kreide, auf grauem Papier, rechts unten bezeichnet "am Königsee b. Berchtesgaden". 26,3:26,3 cm.. Elise Crola, Tochter eines Bankiers, wuchs in einem künstlerisch-musisch orientierten Elternhaus auf. Hier verkehrten neben Wissenschaftlern auch Maler und Bildhauer wie W. von Schadow (1788-1862), Chr.D. Rauch (1777-1857), C.J. Begas (1794-1854), C.W. Wach (1787-1845) und ihr Vetter E.J.F. Bendemann (1811-1889), der spätere Direktor der Dresdner Gemäldegalerie. Ihre Eltern förderten die künstlerische Begabung ihrer Tochter - auch Schadow, der sie in jungen Jahre porträtiert hatte ("Die Poesie"), empfahl ihren Eltern, das Talent ihrer Tochter zu fördern. So erhielt sie früh Zeichenunterricht durch den Porträt- und Miniaturmaler J.F. Zimmermann (tätig 1796-1838). Im Alter von 18 Jahren heiratete sie den vierzehn Jahre älteren Baron K.H.L. von Weiher; die kinderlose Ehe wurde 1836 auf Drängen ihrer Familie und gegen ihren Willen geschieden. Kurz darauf lernte sie in Berlin den Maler Georg Heinrich Crola (1804-1879) kennen, sie trafen sich wieder in Ilsenburg, wo sie sich bevorzugt aufhielt, und heirateten 1840. Gemeinsam entschied man, in Ilsenburg sesshaft zu werden und erwarb schließlich 1847 ein großes Haus. Obwohl sie fünf Kinder gebar, unternahm sie gemeinsam mit ihrem Mann nicht nur zahlreiche Fahrten nach Berlin, Dresden und auf die Insel Rügen, sondern auch nach Dänemark, Schweden und in die Alpen. Zudem führten sie in Ilsenburg ein reges gesellschaftliches Leben. Zu ihren Künstlerfreunden zählten u.a. P. von Cornelius (1783-1867), L. Richter (1803-1884) und W. von Kügelgen (1802-1867). Elise zeigte zudem ein ausgeprägtes soziales Engagement und wurde zur Wohltäterin der Alten und Armen. Nicht näher zu spezifizierende Beschwerden zwangen sie jedoch zu Reisen, z.B. eine vermutlich anderthalbjährigere Reise gemeinsam mit ihrem Mann 1854 in die Schweiz. Auch zwei längere Aufenthalte in Italien zwecks Erholung sind zu belegen. Ihr künstlerisches Schaffen, sie arbeitete meist mit dem Bleistift, selten in Aquarell, wird von figürlichen Themen, Porträts, Tierdarstellungen, Veduten und Landschaften bestimmt. Daneben betätigte sie sich bildhauerisch (Porträts). Später bemalte sie auch Porzellane und Gebrauchsgegenstände. Im Hüttenmuseum Ilsenburg wurde Ende der 1990er Jahre eine Crola-Stube eingerichtet.

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        Würzburg, University, history anno 1788, part II

      Würzburg, ,. Please read german textBönicke C., "Grundriß einer Geschichte von der Universität zu Wirzburg. Zweyter Theil. herausgegeben von Christian Bönicke, ordentlicher Lehrer der Reichsgeschichte an der Juliusuniversität. Wirzburg, gedruckt bey Franz Ernst Nitribitt, Universitätsbuchdrucker. 1788." 22 x 18 cm., neu gebunden, etwas stockfleckig, verlegt 1788, Titelblatt,3 Blatt, 378 Seiten. Beschrieben wird die Geschichte der Universität Würzburg von 1700 bis 1785..

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        The Life of Captain James Cook

      London: G. Nicol, 1788. Quarto, with engraved frontispiece portrait of Cook; light spotting to portrait, light offsetting of portrait onto title; very well bound to style in calf-backed marbled boards, spine gilt with red and green morocco lettering-pieces, top edge gilt. The great life of Cook. An attractive copy of the first edition of the great life of Captain Cook. Using Admiralty sources as well as documents belonging to Joseph Banks, Kippis gives a rounded account of Cook's public life: his early career on the St. Lawrence River, his surveying, and particularly his three Pacific voyages, are discussed at length. The 22-page account of Cook's death is sourced directly from Samwell, whose account (today exceptionally rare) had appeared in print two years earlier, with Kipper's help: 'I procured its publication, that, if any objections should be made to it, I might be able to notice them in my own work. 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, befell our illustrious navigator and Commander …'. As Holmes notes, this text is 'the frankest and most reliable of all contemporary accounts'.

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        CLAVIS CAMPANALOGIA Or A Key to the Art of Ringing Dedicated to the Lovers of the Art in general; being the result of many Years Study diligent Application & constant Practice.

      London, Printed (by John Warren) for the Authors, and Sold by T. Blakemore... and I. Bowtell, 1788.FIRST EDITION 1788, printer's name from the list of subscribers, 12mo, approximately 175 x 100 mm, 7 x 4 inches, engraved title page, bell vignette with floral decoration, pages: (2), xvi, 1 - 298, (2 - index), bound in half calf, marbled sides, gilt bands and small ornaments to spine, gilt titled red morocco label. Spine slightly faded, occasional pale staining and spotting, mostly to margins. A good tight copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        [WF 83] Der Soldat [song for voice and piano; text by Adelbert von Chamisso]. Autograph musical manuscript, unsigned and undated, but December 1899. 4 pp. Together with fragments of two additional compositions

      Folio, 356 x 270 mm. 2 leaves, notated on a bifolium of 16-staff "B & H Nr. 3. C" music paper. Unpaginated. & & Recto and verso of first leaf: "Der Soldat. Chamisso." Song for alto voice and piano, with text underlay in German cursive. Parts marked in German ("Alt"; "Klav[ier]). Time signature: C; key signature: 4 flats, for F minor (albeit with final chord on the dominant). Sixty-five measures (10 systems). A draft of the complete song. 2 pp. Notated in pencil, with three barlines doubled in ink.& & Recto of second leaf: untitled fragment of fugue "Kyrie eleison" for mixed choir (SATB), probably a cappella. Time signature: C; key signature: 2 flats, for G minor. Eighteen measures (4 systems, increasingly sketchy, incomplete). Notated in pencil.& & Verso of second leaf: untitled fragment of homophonic chorus (SATB) a cappella. Time signature: C; key signature: 5 flats, for D-flat major. Eight completed measures (2 systems), with clefs for 2 more systems indicated (staves blank). Text: "Erinnerung" (Memory) by Joseph von Eichendorff (1788-1857); incipit: "Lindes Rauschen in den Wipfeln..." (Soft rustle in the tree tops...). Incomplete. Notated in pencil, with text underlay in a different (more mature) hand.& & Slightly soiled and creased; some staining to edges; occasional foxing; two small tears to blank edges; lower outer corners slightly creased and chipped; central fold with very small split to both head and tail. . Der Soldat is unpublished, but has been recorded (see the article on Furtwängler in German Wikipedia). A fair copy, in ink and bearing a dedication "To my mother on Christmas 1899," is held at the Zurich Central Library, shelfmark Nachl. W. Furtwängler 2a, 7 (see the Nachlassverzeichnis Wilhelm Furtwängler, accessible as a PDF on the library's website, p. 46). & & The poem "Der Soldat" (1833) is by Adelbert von Chamisso (1781-1838), after a Danish original (1830) by Hans Christian Andersen (1805-75). Furtwängler set it in full, albeit with minor changes. Although the vocal staff of "Der Soldat" is designated "alto," its range extends from a to a''; "mezzo-soprano" would be a more fitting designation. The poem was also set by others, most famously Robert Schumann (no. 3 of his Five Songs for Voice and Piano, op. 40, 1840). & & The choral fragments do not belong to any documented works by Furtwängler. The Kyrie may have been a contrapuntal assignment from Anton Beer-Walbrunn, with whom Furtwängler studied from 1899.

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        The Life of Captain James Cook

      Basle, J.J. Tourneisen, & Paris: Pissot, 1788. Two volumes, octavo; some light browning; contemporary French ex-libris (A. Fr. Miot) and with the nice green label of a 19th-century New Orleans bookseller; contemporary French sprinkled calf, a little worn at corners, neat repairs to extremities of spine. Variant issue. First continental edition of the great life of Cook: this is the scarce second issue, and probably the rarest of any of the editions of this important book. In this issue the title-page has been re-set to include the Paris imprint, and is therefore the first easily available edition for French readers. Much scarcer than the Basle only issue (published by Tourneisen alone), Holmes knew of it only from a doubtful entry in Jackson's catalogue Centenaire de la mort de Cook (Paris, 1879).

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        Denkwürdigkeiten des Fürstenthums Blankenburg und demselben inkorporirten Stiftsamts Walkenried beschrieben. Erster Theil und Zweyter Theil, welcher die Naturgeschichte des Landes enthält.

      Wernigerode: Auf Kosten des verfassers, gedruckt bey Carl Samuel Struck, 1788 und 1790... 1. Aufl., 2 Bände. 1 Stammtafel(Genealogie der Grafen von Blankenburg), 12 Bl., 600/443 S., 2 Bl. 8°, Pappband der Zeit, Goldprägung und goldgeprägter Titeöl auf Rücken, Lesebändchen, Einbände berieben, Kapitale leicht bestossen, Schnitt leicht verstaubt, ExLibris(Carl Volk) auf Innenseite der vorderen Einbanddeckel beider Bände, Besitzerstempel und private Einträge auf beiden Vorsätzen, innen mit leichter papierbedingter Bräunung, ansonsten gut..

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        Landschaft am Königssee mit Blick auf den Watzmann, im Vordergrund Bauern bei der Rast.

      . Bleistift und weiße Kreide, auf grauem Papier, rechts unten bezeichnet "am Königsee bei Berchtesgaden". 26,5:22,6 cm.. Elise Crola, Tochter eines Bankiers, wuchs in einem künstlerisch-musisch orientierten Elternhaus auf. Hier verkehrten neben Wissenschaftlern auch Maler und Bildhauer wie W. von Schadow (1788-1862), Chr.D. Rauch (1777-1857), C.J. Begas (1794-1854), C.W. Wach (1787-1845) und ihr Vetter E.J.F. Bendemann (1811-1889), der spätere Direktor der Dresdner Gemäldegalerie. Ihre Eltern förderten die künstlerische Begabung ihrer Tochter - auch Schadow, der sie in jungen Jahre porträtiert hatte ("Die Poesie"), empfahl ihren Eltern, das Talent ihrer Tochter zu fördern. So erhielt sie früh Zeichenunterricht durch den Porträt- und Miniaturmaler J.F. Zimmermann (tätig 1796-1838). Im Alter von 18 Jahren heiratete sie den vierzehn Jahre älteren Baron K.H.L. von Weiher; die kinderlose Ehe wurde 1836 auf Drängen ihrer Familie und gegen ihren Willen geschieden. Kurz darauf lernte sie in Berlin den Maler Georg Heinrich Crola (1804-1879) kennen, sie trafen sich wieder in Ilsenburg, wo sie sich bevorzugt aufhielt, und heirateten 1840. Gemeinsam entschied man, in Ilsenburg sesshaft zu werden und erwarb schließlich 1847 ein großes Haus. Obwohl sie fünf Kinder gebar, unternahm sie gemeinsam mit ihrem Mann nicht nur zahlreiche Fahrten nach Berlin, Dresden und auf die Insel Rügen, sondern auch nach Dänemark, Schweden und in die Alpen. Zudem führten sie in Ilsenburg ein reges gesellschaftliches Leben. Zu ihren Künstlerfreunden zählten u.a. P. von Cornelius (1783-1867), L. Richter (1803-1884) und W. von Kügelgen (1802-1867). Elise zeigte zudem ein ausgeprägtes soziales Engagement und wurde zur Wohltäterin der Alten und Armen. Nicht näher zu spezifizierende Beschwerden zwangen sie jedoch zu Reisen, z.B. eine vermutlich anderthalbjährigere Reise gemeinsam mit ihrem Mann 1854 in die Schweiz. Auch zwei längere Aufenthalte in Italien zwecks Erholung sind zu belegen. Ihr künstlerisches Schaffen, sie arbeitete meist mit dem Bleistift, selten in Aquarell, wird von figürlichen Themen, Porträts, Tierdarstellungen, Veduten und Landschaften bestimmt. Daneben betätigte sie sich bildhauerisch (Porträts). Später bemalte sie auch Porzellane und Gebrauchsgegenstände. Im Hüttenmuseum Ilsenburg wurde Ende der 1990er Jahre eine Crola-Stube eingerichtet.

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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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        An Account of the Pelew Islands , situated in the western part of the Pacific Ocean

      London: Printed for G. Nicol, 1788. Quarto, engraved portrait frontispiece, folding maps and views; a good copy in contemporary marbled calf, sides a little worn but attractive, rebacked. The Palau islands. Keate's Pelew Islands was one of the most popular eighteenth-century books on the Pacific, and remains the main source for early knowledge of the Palau Islands in Micronesia. In 1783 the Antelope was wrecked on an uncharted reef near Palau; the crew reached shore and were well treated by the natives. From the wreck they built a small boat which they managed to get to Macao, taking with them Prince Lee Boo, the son of King Abba Thule. Lee Boo, who travelled with them to England but died soon after of smallpox, did much to reinforce the idea of the noble savage: his effect can be judged by the quite substantial quantity of publications devoted to him. Bernard Smith has pointed out that Keate's portrayal of Lee Boo and his father echoes Voltaire's Ingénu, and indeed Keate had known Voltaire in the 1750s. Keate's book is both 'a splendid yarn of danger and adventure in the South Seas and the most thoroughgoing and elaborate presentation of the noble savage in the literature of the South Seas' (European Vision and the South Pacific, pp. 136-7).

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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

      printed for G. Nicol, London 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        The Farmer's Wife and the Raven

      Published by George Stubbs, London 1788 - A sublime example of Stubbs' masterpiece 'The Farmers Wife and the Raven', which exhibits with dramatic effect the artistic genius of this celebrated painter. George Stubbs is considered one of the greatest English painters. His ingenious animal and sporting pictures remain unrivalled in their passionate depiction of emotion and their commitment to naturalistic observation. Stubbs' was briefly apprenticed to the painter Hamlet Winstanley, a relationship that quickly ended, leaving the young artist to his own tuition. In contrast to contemporary academic theory, Stubbs' attached great importance to the belief that art should imitate nature, not the work of other artists. He spent years carefully studying human and equine anatomy so that he could truthfully represent natural form and movement. A result of this study was his famous 'Anatomy of the Horse', which details, with beautiful engraving, the various elements of a horse's anatomy, from skeletal form to muscular definition. Continuing in search on innovation, Stubbs began experimenting with a myriad of different mediums, becoming accomplished in both enamels and printmaking. Through arduous application, he became a talented mezzotint engraver and worked with ease in both soft ground, and etching techniques. Stubbs was elected director of the Society of Artists and a Royal Academician, and today his prized paintings are housed in some of the finest museums in the world. This is a wonderful copy of one of Stubbs' most famous prints. This dramatic image is derived from a series of political fables by John Gray, the renowned author of the Beggars Opera. This mixed method print combines a number of different engraving techniques, making it one of Stubbs' most complicated prints. The bulk of the engraving uses a complex combination of roulette, scrapers, and rockers producing a richly engraved surface that both excites and fascinates the eye. This famous image exhibits Stubbs' skill as an engraver and the genius of his artistic vision, in this print drama and beauty combine to produce a veritable feast for the viewer. Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs 69, II/II; Gilbey, no.47; Sparrow 1922, page 135; Slater, page 610; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints page 271; Taylor 1969, no. 14 (describes State I); Snelgrove, no. 38; Egerton 1984, no.185. Etching with roulette and rocker work. State ii/ii, with the title in closed black letters and the engraved inscription: 'The ravens on yon left-hand Oak/ (Curse on his ill-betiding croak) *** Bodes me no good. No more she said,/ When poor blind Ball with stumbling tread/ Fell prone./ The Farmer's Wife and the Raven./ 1st May 1788. Publish'd by G. Stubbs, No.24 Somerset Str. Portman Sq. London.' In good condition with the excepton of being expertly rebacked with facsimilie work in the upper left corner.

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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!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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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"

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Arteclío S. L.]
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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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