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        Der zweite Trenck oder Geschichte meiner Entweichung aus dem Staatsgefängnisse zu Venedig. Geschrieben zu Dux in Böhmen 1787. Nach dem Französischen

      Wien und Leipzig, G. Ph. Wucherer 1788.. Mit 2 Kupfertafeln (nach J. Berka). 125 S. Karton aus Buntpapier. Childs XXXVII, 2; Pollio 131; Hehres und Triviales II, 31; Vgl. Fromm 4573a (mit falschen Verlagsangaben); Hayn-Got. IX, 99. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe der 1787 erschienenen "Histoire de ma Fuite". - Auktion Zisska und Kistner 26/1, 2081 (1995): "Erschien im selben Jahr wie die in Prag mit 2 Kupfern von Berka gedruckte französische Ausgabe (Childs kennt von dieser ca. 16 Ex.) und ist wesentlich seltener als diese. - Im deutschen Nachkriegshandel sind 2 Exemplare nachweisbar, beide indes mit fehlerhaften Kupfertafeln: das von Kaldewey 1972 angebotene Ex. enthielt 2 Kupfertafeln nach Berka (diese waren also aus dem französischen Druck ergänzt), dem bei Brandes 1975 versteigerten fehlte eine Tafel (in Faksimile ergänzt). - Die beiden Tafeln in der deutschen Ausgabe sind nicht signierte Nachstiche nach den Berkaschen Kupfern. Unser vorliegender Druck dürfte also der einzige erhaltene mit beiden zum Druck gehörigen Tafeln sein. (...) Als der Entdecker dieser ersten deutschen Ausgabe muß F. von Zobeltitz (in: Zs. für Bücherfreunde, N. F. XI/1919, 69) gelten, dessen Ex. Brandes verkaufte." - - - Braunfleckig und tls. stärker fingerfleckig. SS. 9/10 mit Läsur im weißen unteren Rand.

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

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

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        Bibliotheca Classica; or, a Classical Dictionary, containing all the Names in antient Authors. [With] Tables of Coins, Weights and Measures in Use among the Greeks and Romans. AN INSPIRATION TO KEATS IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY FAUX-VELLUM

      Reading, Printed for T. Cadell, 1788. 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, neat eighteenth-century signature on title, some light age-staining (mainly marginal); firmly bound in nineteenth-century faux-vellum BY MYERS OF READING, sides with double frame border in gilt and red, back with five flat bands ruled in gilt, second compartment lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, uncut, last few leaves of Tables chipped and dog-eared (but without material loss), lower margins of same leaves lightly damp-marked in blank margins, very neatly recased else a well-preserved crisp, clean copy. With the errata leaf at end. With the nineteenth-century engraved armorial bookplate of Sir James R Andrew Clark, and the binder's ticket, on front paste-down. Since it was bound by Myers it may well have been sold in the town of publication. 'Lempriere's Classical Dictionary is the first of a new kind of manual: the rendering of a body of knowledge not easily accessible in any other form into a system of alphabetical articles for the use of those who lack the time or the learning to seek out the sources; the 'Oxford Companion' series is a distinguished descendant'. (Printing & the Mind of Man). Lempriere (c.1765-1824) was born in Jersey and remained a schoolmaster most of his life. QUITE APART FROM ITS INTRINSIC UTILITY, HIS DICTIONARY ACHIEVED IMMORTALITY SINCE IT PROVED AN IMPORTANT SOURCE OF INSPIRATION TO KEATS. Extremely scarce. PMM 376. . Catalogs: literature.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Lettres sur les ouvrages et le caractère de J.J.Rousseau

      Sans Mention 1788 - In-12 broché ( 180x110 mm ) de IV-123 pages. La liasse est insérée dans une chemise cartonnée demi skivertex bordeaux, le tout dans un étui cartonné avec liseret bordeaux.Exemplaire non rogné, mouillure marginale sur l'ensemble de l'ouvrage.Le premier ouvrage de l'auteur alors agée de 22 ans. Littérature

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        Voyage du Jeune Anacharsis en Grèce dans le Milieu du Quatrième Siècle Avant L'ère Vulgaire. Seven Volume [together with] Recueil de Cartes Geographiques, Plans, Vues et Medailes de L'Ancienne Grèce, Relatifs Au Voyage du Jeune Anacharsis; Precede D'Une Analyse Critique des Cartes

      Paris: Chez de Bure L'ain, Libraire de Monsieur Frere du Roi, de la Bibliotheque du Roi, et de L'Academie Royale des Inscriptions, 1788. First Edition; Third Edition Atlas. Leather Bound. Octavos plus small quarto atlas volume. Text in French. All eight volumes bound in a contemporary quarter tan calf over mottled paper boards, gilt stamped floral devices to compartments, and simple raised bands, with red and black leather title labels on spine. Atlas volume illustrated with one color fold-out plate, seventeen colored centerfold maps and 6 black and white, 5 plans, one large view and one plate featuring four medallions. Wear to the bindings and along the top and bottom edges of the spines; Volume three, six and the atlas have some worming along the front spine edge. Only in volume six does it affect the text block, (but not the text). Overall a Very Good+ set, all hinges intact and all plates accounted for. Image or additional images available upon request

      [Bookseller: Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers ABAA]
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        Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliotheque de feu M. le Duc de la Valliere. Seconde Partie. Disposée par Jean-Luc Nyon l'Ainé

      Six vols. 8vo, a most unusual binding of slightly later speckled calf, flat spines gilt, green morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: Nyon l'aîné, & Fils, 1788. The loveliest set I have seen of this sale catalogue of the second portion of the library of La Vallière; it is much rarer than the 1783 catalogue of the first portion of his library. This second catalogue, containing the so-called "livres ordinaires," was sold en bloc to the Marquis de Paulmy who almost immediately resold it to the Comte d'Artois (the future Charles X), from whom it passed into the Arsenal Library in 1797. There are nearly 27,000 lots in this catalogue and it is comprised mainly of French and Italian literature and history. "On y trouve beaucoup de livres rares et curieux qui manquent dans les autres grandes bibliothèques de Paris."-Brunet, II, 554. Fine and extremely fresh set in most unusual contemporary bindings. This is the second issue with the title-pages dated 1788 rather than 1784. ❧ Coq, Dominique, "Le parangon du bibliophile français: le duc de la Vallière et sa collection" in Histoire des bibliothèques françaises, Vol. II, pp. 328-29-this sale catalogue contained "éditions rarissimes d'auteurs italiens, petits recueils collectifs de poètes du XVIe siècle, la partie la plus importante des romans, poésies et pièces de théâtre postérieurs au XVIe siècle, plusieurs incunables uniques, une centaine de catalogues de ventes annotés, et combien d'autres richesses qui figurent aujourd'hui parmi les trésors trop méconnus de la bibliothèque de l'Arsenal." Peignot, p. 129. Taylor, Book Catalogues, pp. 248-49. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Carte des Courones de Nord. comprenant le Suede, le Danemarc &c

      Dezauche, Paris., 1788 French.. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition, good margins, a little browned Size: 62 x 45 cm. (24½ x 17½ inches) Fine elaborate cartouche, although the title suggests a map of Denmark, this handsome map shows the northern halves of Sweden, Norway and Finland. The plates were originally made by De l'Isle around 1700. Covens and Mortimer reissued them in the Atlas Novissimo (1730-40). Phillipe Buache, de l'Isle's successor, and son in law continued to reissue de l'Isle's maps in the later eighteenth century

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        Essays on Physiognomy, designed to promote the knowledge and love of mankind.. illustrated by more than eight hundred engravings.. executed by, or under the inspection of, Thomas Holloway. Translated from the French by Henry Hunter

      London: printed for John Murray [and others], [January 1788-]1789-1792- 1798[-March 1799]. 3 volumes in five, large quarto signed in 2s. (13 1/2 x 11 inches). Three half-titles, two section titles, 10pp. list of subscribers. 3 engraved title vignettes, 173 plates by William Blake (1), Thomas Holloway and others, after Henry Fuseli and others, about 361 engraved text illustrations by Blake (3), Thomas Holloway and others after Fuseli and others, extra-illustrated with an early proof state of the illustration by F. Bartolozzi on p.411 in the final volume, printed on a separate small format sheet and bound in so that it immediately precedes the finished illustration. Contemporary diced russia, covers bordered in gilt with double fillets and an inner intermittent roll with stylised neo- classical cornerpieces, spines in six compartments with double raised bands, the bands flanked by gilt fillets and highlighted with an intermittent roll, lettered in the second compartment, the gilt stamp of the Earl of Camperdown in the third compartment, the volume number in the fifth, the other compartments small central stylised flower-head tool, the date and place of publication at the foot of each volume, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, marbled edges. The very fine Camperdown set of the first edition in English of this influential work, with four images engraved by William Blake, and the whole work overseen by Henry Fuseli. Lavater's work was first published in German ("Physiognomische Fragmente zur Beförderung der Menschenkenntnis und Menschenliebe") between 1775 and 1778. Fuseli, a friend from Lavater's youth, was one of the moving forces behind the present "sumptuous edition" (Lowndes) which was first published in 41 parts between January 1788 and March 1799. "Lavater's name would be forgotten but for ... [the various editions of the present work] ... The fame of this book, which found admirers in France and England as well as Germany, rests largely upon the handsome style of publication and the accompanying illustrations. The two principal sources from which Lavater developed his physiognomical studies were the writings of the Italian polymath Giambattista della Porta, and the observations made by Sir Thomas Browne in his Religio Medici (translated into German in 1748 and praised by Lavater)." (Wikipedia). There are four Blake engravings: a portrait of Democritus (after Rubens) is here bound in vol.II between pp. 158 and 159, and there are three signed illustrations in vol.I on pp.127, 206 and 225. Bentley notes that in 1810, Stockdale issued a new edition with his imprint, on paper watermarked 1806, and there is a also an issue published in about 1817-1818. Bentley Blake Books 481; Lowndes II, p.1321.

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        Relacion del ?ltimo viage al Estrecho de Magallanes

      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. 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 CÛrdoba 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 CÛrdoba voyages.CÛrdoba'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.Hill, 1756; JCB, III, 3224; Navarrete, II, pp. 127-9; Palau, 352514-5 ('obra interesante y bien publicada').

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

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

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      Madrid: La viuda de Ibarra, hijos, y compañia, 1788.. [6],xvi,359pp. including four folding tables (lacks the four folding maps). Frontispiece portrait. [bound with:] APENDICE A LA RELACION DEL VIAGE AL MAGALLANES.... Madrid. 1793. [2],128pp. including folding table (lacks the folding map). Quarto. Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, leather label. Bit rubbed. Frontispiece portrait neatly mounted, tear at top of one leaf repaired with no loss of text, some scattered foxing and dust soiling, else very good. Lacks the four folding maps from the RELACION... and the folding map from the APENDICE.... The objective of the voyages recorded here was to determine whether Spanish ships should continue to use the Straits of Magellan in voyages to the Pacific. Under the command of Captain Antonio de Córdoba y Laso, both expeditions ascertained negative conclusions and afterwards "the Spanish trade routes were exclusively to east coast ports and then overland to Pacific ports" (Hill). A major portion of this work, the first comprehensive study of the Straits of Magellan and Patagonia, was compiled from the journals of D.A. Galiano and A. Belmote, Cordoba's lieutenants. The RELACION... also includes Vargas y Ponce's review of earlier explorations of the area, with descriptions of the region's climate, natural resources, and native peoples. HILL 1756. SABIN 16765, 1729. PALAU 352514, 352515.

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

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

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      London. Feb. 28, 1788.. [1]p., plus integral address leaf. Old fold lines. Some paper loss from wax seal, affecting dateline. Near fine. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. A warm letter written by John Adams to his close friend, fellow Signer and Founding Father, Dr. Benjamin Rush, recommending a correspondent and noting that he will be taking leave of London as soon as the spring storms have cleared. After eight years of missions to France, the Netherlands, and Great Britain, John Adams was finally able to return home to Massachusetts, heartily sick of the courts of Europe. He writes from London, where he has been serving as the American minister to the Court of St. James, enclosing a letter to Rush from Rev. Milkhoff, George III's German chaplain [not present here]. He writes: "The letter that accompanies this, is from a character so respectable, that I beg leave to recommend it to your particular attention. The correspondent will be found worthy of you. I have taken leave, and shall embark, as soon as the Equinoxial and its roughest blusters are past. The Emperor's declaration of war announces louder storms in Europe: but I hope to escape them all in a peaceful harbour at Braintree." The letter is docketed by Rush on the address leaf.

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        Le Mot qui Fait Rire ou La Fille content. Almanach Nouveau pour la present annee

      [France] [No publisher] 1788. 32mo, 50 x 46 mms., with no consistent collation or pagination, 27 leaves of mildly erotic verse, including three double-page engraved plates with contemporary colouring and a calendar at the beginning, full contemporary vellum tooled in gilt, with oval red onlays, with faces in the form of suns within the onlays, opening horizontally; possibly lacks a final leaf, front paste-down end-paper removed, binding a little soiled and rubbed, but a very attractive item. The date is taken from a contemporary pencil inscription on the title-page. I cannot trace a copy of this item in any online database or library, and it could be an ad hoc creation. One of the verses, "Plutus a Cythere" is to be sung to the air "De Remonde," plus an ode in imitation of Horace, "Ode sur le Printemps," "l'Insouciance," etc.

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      Nurnburg: Ohann Andrea Endterischen Handlung. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1788. Hardcover. Woodcuts; Thick folio; 1181 [24] pages; Bible: Biblia, A massive 12+ lb German 18th century Bble in Good condition.40 x 27 x 13cm. Das Ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrift Desz Alten Und Neuen Testaments. Wie solche von herrn Doctor Martin Luther im Jahr Christi 1522, in unsere teutsche muttersprache zu uberseszen angefangen, 1534. Zu ende Gebracht... Des Herrn Doctor Solomn Glassens... Herrn Johann Michael Dillherrns... Nurnburg: Johann Andrea Endterischen Handlung, 1788. 4to. Signings of preliminary leaves: [title leaf], a2-a4, b[1]-[e4], [11 leaves with engr portrait on recto and text on verso], [fly-title with engr portrait of Luther on verso], [chi]2 - [chi]6, [2 leaves w/ one engraving and three pages of text]. Pagination of text: I-912; [NT's title leaf], 915-916, 917, 1181pp, plus 2 leaves inserted between pp916-917 that consist of 1 full-page engraving and 3 printed pages. Signings of ending leaves: 5G3v-[5G6], H[1]-[H8]. Contemp [probably original] leather worn. Lacking clasps, wooden boards. Spine with 6 compartments and 5 raised bands. Elaborate but faint blind stamped design. A few leaves with toning, tears. Frontis and last few leaves separated or loosening. Some creasing and edgewear at the beginning and end of volume. Contents in generally good condiiton. 4 engravings: 2 frontises featuring Biblical scenes (at beginning of OT and NT) , engraved portrait of Luther, 11 engraved portraits of other individuals. Text is voluminously [about 150] illustrated with 4 x 7" partial-page woodcuts. Famous Bible edition soundly bound and in presentable condition. .

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      Philadelphia: Prichard and Hall, 1788.. [4],244pp. plus folding table. Contemporary calf boards, rebacked in modern calf, spine gilt. Early bookplates on front pastedown. Closed tear in leaf T, repaired with tape. Lower left corner of folding table torn away, but with no loss of text; closed split along one fold. Foxing and age-toning. A sound copy. The first American edition. This is the only book-length work by Jefferson to be published in his lifetime. It has been called "one of America's first permanent literary and intellectual landmarks." The book was largely written in 1781 and first printed in Paris in 1785, in French, for private distribution. In 1786, Jefferson consented to a regularly published French edition; the first English edition appeared in London in 1787, and this first American edition in 1788. Written in the form of answers to questions about Virginia, it supplied a description of the geography, and develops an abundance of supporting material and unusual information. As J.M. Edelstein notes: "Jefferson wrote about things which interested him deeply and about which he knew a great deal; the NOTES, therefore, throws a fascinating light on his tastes, curiosities, and political and social opinions." Appendixes to the present edition, totaling thirty pages, were furnished by Charles Thomson (1729-1824), the first secretary to Congress. Born in Ireland, Thomson arrived in Delaware at the age of ten, one of six orphaned children. He was educated in Chester County, Pa., and in 1750, through the influence of Benjamin Franklin, received an appointment as tutor in the Philadelphia Academy, where his pupils must have included Jacob Duché and Francis Hopkinson. Later he was an active participant in Pennsylvania politics, and was in the forefront of all the colonial controversies with Great Britain. He served the Continental Congress as secretary for fifteen years, at the end of which, in 1789, he was chosen to notify Washington of his election to the presidency. This copy bears the very early bookplate of the "Frederick-Town Library" (likely of Frederick, Maryland) noting it as book number 69 in that collection; and also of the "Phenix Library." HOWES J78, "aa." SOWERBY, JEFFERSON'S LIBRARY 4167. SABIN 35897 (erroneously calling for 204pp.).

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        Notes on the State of Virginia. Written by Thomas Jefferson

      Philadelphia: printed and sold by Prichard and Hall, 1788. 8vo. (7 5/8 x 4 1/2 inches). [4], 244 pp., plus folding table. Publisher's ads in rear. Expertly bound to style in half tree sheep over contemporary marbled paper covered boards, flat spine divided into six compartments with a gilt roll tool, red/brown morocco lettering piece in the second compartment. Housed in a brown morocco backed box. The first American edition of Jefferson's famous work. This is the only book-length work by Jefferson to be published in his lifetime, and has been called "one of America's first permanent literary and intellectual landmarks." Jefferson's greatest work was largely written in 1781 and first published in Paris, in French, in 1785. Written in the form of answers to questions about Virginia, the book supplies a description of the geography, with an abundance of supporting material and unusual information. As J.M. Edelstein notes: "Jefferson wrote about things which interested him deeply and about which he knew a great deal; the Notes, therefore, throws a fascinating light on his tastes, curiosities, and political and social opinions." The story of the creation of this book and its publishing history is an interesting one and is described in full by Millicent Sowerby in her catalogue of Jefferson's library, where it occupies some thirty pages in small type. Often reprinted, the present edition is particularly desirable being the first to be published in America. This copy without foxing and with folding table and the ad leaf in the rear, both often lacking. Cf. Adams The Eye of Thomas Jefferson 57; cf. Clark I:262; Howes J78; Sabin 35897 (erroneously calling for 204pp); cf. Sowerby IV, pp.301-30; cf. Vail 760.

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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. 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'.Beddie, 32; Hill, 935; Holmes, 69; Kroepelien, 647; Lada-Mocarski, 40; O'Reilly-Reitman, 455.

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        Carte Réduite des côtes orientales de l'Amerique Septentrionale

      Paris., 1788. Copper engraving. Very good condition. Closed tear in top margin not effecting image. Some creases running down middle. Remargined on lower edge. Size: 89 x 60 cm. (35 x 23½ inches) Magnificent map showing the north east coast of North America. Covering the Gulf of St Lawrence in the north to New Jersey in the south. Bellin was appointed hydrographer (chief cartographer) to the French Navy upon the creation of France's hydrographic office, the Dépôt des cartes et plans de la Marine.Over a 50 year career, he produced a large number of maps and charts. The accuracy of Bellin's charts ensured that they were in use for many years.

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        A View of Shekoabad

      London: J. Grives, 17 March 1788. Aquatint, printed in two or more colours, coloured by hand to resemble watercolour, by Hodges. 12 3/4 x 18 1/2 inches. 16 1/2 x 22 1/4 inches. A fine print from the very rare hand- coloured issue of Hodges' "Select Views in India", the pioneering work on the architectural and picturesque wonders of India. This fine image resulted from Hodges' six year stay in India under the patronage of Warren Hastings and was published in three separate forms: uncoloured, uncoloured proof or hand-coloured to resemble the original drawing, as here. The image was were printed lightly in a single operation using two (sepia and blue) or more colours applied to a single plate, these prints were then coloured by hand (probably by Hodges himself) with great freedom but with careful attention being paid to achieving a depth of colour and shading only possible through the repeated over-painting of contrasting pigments. The print therefore retains much of the idiosyncratic vibrancy of the original watercolour. Born in London the son of a smith, William Hodges was employed as an errand-boy in Shipley's drawing school, where in his spare time he managed to learn drawing. The landscape painter Richard Wilson (1714-1782) noticed him and took him on as his assistant and pupil, and by 1766 Hodges was exhibiting in his own right. In 1772, through the interest of Lord Palmerston (1739-1802) a member of the board of Admiralty, he was appointed as draughtsman to Captain James Cook's second expedition to the South Seas. He returned in 1775 and was employed by the Admiralty in working up his drawings of the expedition and in supervising the engraving of the plates for Cook's published account of the expedition. He exhibited a number of pictures inspired by the voyage at the Royal Academy in London in 1776 and 1777. Life in London must have seemed quite restrained after his South Sea Island experiences, and in 1778 he left for India, where he worked under the patronage of the Governor-General Warren Hastings (1732-1818) and remained in India for about six years, experiencing at first hand one of the most important periods in the establishment of British supremacy in India. On his return to England in 1784 he set about the publication of 'Select Views in India.' Its appearance would have caused a sensation , as nothing of the scenery of India on this scale had been seen before (Humboldt cited the Hodges views as one of the inducements which led him to travel). Hodges thereafter continued to paint and to exhibit at the Royal Academy, but did not manage to achieve the heights that he reached with his Indian views. Cf. Abbey Travel II, 416; cf. Brunet III, 242; cf. Lowndes II, p.1079; cf. Tooley 264.

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        Resa uti Europa, Africa, Asia, Forrattad Aren 1770-1779

      Uppsala,: J. Edman, 1788-, 1793.. Four volumes, octavo; with ten copper engraved plates, some folding; a very good set in half brown calf, gilt, marbled boards and red labels. The complete four-volume first edition, published over six years (1788, 1789, 1791, and 1793), describing Thunberg's famous journey to South Africa, Indonesia, Japan and Ceylon between 1770 and 1779. Carl Thunberg's mentor was the great Swedish botanist Linnaeus. He made this extraordinary voyage to Japan via South Africa in order to collect Japanese garden plants, and was the first western scientist to investigate Japan botanically. His natural history observations on the other places he visited are of great importance too, particularly for the natural history of the Cape Colony, Java, and Ceylon.Some of his remarks on the relations between Hottentots, Kaffirs, and slaves, along with his general remarks on the state of South Africa at this time, have been characterised as among the earliest serious observations on race relations.After three years in South Africa, Thunberg sailed for Batavia in Java, and then continued to the Dutch trading post at Nagasaki harbour in Japan. In 1776 he passed overland to the northern tip of Kyushu, and sailed to Kobe, then proceeded overland by way of Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya to Yedo, the complete journey taking fifty days (Howgego T38).The first two volumes largely treat with South Africa while the last two volumes have been described as "the most detailed account of Japan published in the second half of the 18th century".Cordier, Japonica, 445; Mendelssohn, II, pp. 499-500; Stafleu & Cowan, 14357.

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        Compendio de la historia geográfica, natural y civil del Reyno de Chile

      La traducción Española de esta obra fundamental sobre Chile; First Spanish edition of a fundamental 18th century work on Chili by a Chilean. 1788-95. Madrid. Antonio de Sancha. Two volumes in 8vo (208 mm x 142 mm). xx + 418 + 1 [blank]; xvi + 382 + 1 ff. + 1 [blank] + 8 plates & maps. Contemporary calf, spine gilt with raised bands forming compartments, two morocco labels lettered in gilt, most attractive bindings in very good condition, only slightly rubbed. A fine copy, with only a few scattered foxing spots and mainly marginal worm holes to several leaves in second volume, occasionally touching headlines, heavier on places but overall clean and fresh. First Spanish edition -first printed in Italian during the author´s exile. According to Sabin, the Spanish translation is more complete than the original Italian, with several notes from the translator to the second part. The work deals with the country´s history, costumes, natural history and natives. Illustrated with three folding maps of Chili ?two regional and the other including the Coast and handsomely decorated with a cartouche-, a frontispiece with the portrait of the author, three folding tables showing the state of Chili and one folding plan of the parks and fortresses in the border of Arauco. Molina (1740 ? 1829) was a Chilean historian, naturalist and Jesuit Priest ?entering the Order at 15. The fact that he was born in Chili makes him arguably one of the first Chilean historians born in Chili; after the 1767 expulsion of the Jesuits, he exiled to Bologna, from where his works where published; the later years of his life where his most productive, having being father of a progressive evolutionary theory which gained him an investigation from the Church. Molina, known for his linguistic skills, included a Chilean vocabulary at the end. Primera edición en castellano, publicada por primera vez en italiano. Según Sabin, la traducción Española es más completa que la original italiana, habiendo sido incluidas muchas notas por el traductor a la segunda parte. Contiene un ensayo en el idioma Chileno, un vocabulario y una lista de los escritores de Chile. Entre las ilustraciones se encuentra un mapa desplegable de Chile orientado de Oeste a Este o de Norte a Sur con un cartucho decorativo en el extremo inferior izquierdo, constituye una de las piezas cartográficas fundamentales de Chile, un mapa regional, también desplegable, grabados que representan diversas escenas y un retrato del autor como frontispicio. Antonio de Sancha es considerado como uno de los mejores impresores del siglo XVIII de España. Palau, 174563. Sabin, 49889.

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      Antonio de la Sancha., Madrid. 1788 - Trad. Domingo Joseph. Incluye un plano desplegable. Pérdida de texto en portadilla. Manchas de humedad en algunas páginas. Anotaciones y sello anterior poseedor. Enc. Pasta española algo rozada. Cantos pintados. Únicamente volumen de 1788. LIBRO EN ESPANOL

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

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

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        Northumberland assizes, 1788. A calendar of the prisoners

      [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. 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" (see below) 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 1? 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 Federalist: A Collection of Essays, written in favour of the new Constitution, as agreed upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787

      New York: Printed and sold by John and Andrew M'Lean, 1788. 2 volumes, 12mo. (6 1/8 x 3 3/4 inches). vi, 227; vi, 384pp. Expertly bound to style in contemporary tree calf, the covers with a neo-classical Greek-key roll- tool border, the flat spine tooled in gilt, divided into six compartments with a Greek-key roll, lettered in the second compartment, numbered in the fourth, the others with an elegant repeat pattern in gilt, both contained within a recent black morocco box, spine gilt. Rare first edition of the most important work of American political thought ever written and according to Thomas Jefferson "the best commentary on the principles of government." The first edition of The Federalist comprises the first collected printing of the 85 seminal essays written in defense of the newly-drafted Constitution. The essays were first issued individually by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay in New York newspapers under the pseudonym 'Publius' to garner support for the ratification of the Constitution. This first collected edition was published in early 1788: volume I published in March, contains the first 36 numbers, volume II published in May, includes the remaining 49, together with the text of the Constitution. Upon its publication, George Washington noted to Alexander Hamilton that the work "will merit the Notice of Posterity; because in it are candidly and ably discussed the principles of freedom and the topics of government, which will always be interesting to mankind" (George Washington, letter to Hamilton, 28 August 1788). The genesis of this "classic exposition of the principles of republican government" (R.B. Bernstein, Are We to be a Nation? The Making of the Constitution, 1987, p.242) is to be found in the "great national discussion" which took place about the ratification of the Constitution, and the necessity of answering the salvos in print from the Anti-Federalists and other opponents of a strong Federal government. The original plan was that James Madison and John Jay were to help Hamilton write a series of essays explaining the merits of their system, whilst also rebutting the arguments of its detractors. "Hamilton wrote the first piece in October 1787 on a sloop returning from Albany...He finished many pieces while the printer waited in a hall for the completed copy" (R. Brookhiser Alexander Hamilton: American, 1999, pp.68-69). In the end, well over half of the 85 essays were written by Hamilton alone. Despite the intense time pressures under which the series was written "what began as a propaganda tract, aimed only at winning the election for delegates to New York's state ratifying convention, evolved into the classic commentary upon the American Federal system" (F. McDonald Alexander Hamilton: A Biography, p.107). The Federalist is without question the most important commentary on the Constitution, the most significant American contribution to political theory and among the most important of all American books. Church 1230; Cohen 2818; Evans 21127; Ford 17; Grolier American 100, 19; Howes H114, "c"; Printing and the Mind of Man 234; Sabin 23979; Streeter Sale 1049.

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      New York: Printed and sold by John and Andrew M'Lean, 1788.. Two volumes bound in one. vi,227; vi,384pp. 12mo. Contemporary sheep, spine with plain gilt rules. Expertly rebacked, with original spine laid down, boards somewhat rubbed. Light foxing and toning. Pencil notes on free endpapers. Small tear in pp.49/50 with no loss. Overall very good, with the bookplate of F. Olcott. In a blue half morocco and cloth clamshell box with chemise. The rare first edition of the most important work of American political thought ever written and, according to Thomas Jefferson, "the best commentary on the principles of government." The first edition of THE FEDERALIST comprises the first collected printing of the eighty-five seminal essays written in defense of the newly-drafted Constitution. The essays were first issued individually by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay in New York newspapers under the pseudonym Publius to garner support for the ratification of the Constitution. The first thirty-six numbers of THE FEDERALIST were here published in book form in March 1788, with the remaining forty-nine, together with the text of the Constitution, in May of that year. Upon its publication, George Washington noted to Alexander Hamilton that the work "will merit the Notice of Posterity; because in it are candidly and ably discussed the principles of freedom and the topics of government, which will always be interesting to mankind" (George Washington, letter to Hamilton, August 28, 1788). The genesis of this "classic exposition of the principles of republican government" (Bernstein) is to be found in the "great national discussion" which took place about the ratification of the Constitution, and the necessity of answering the salvos in print from the Anti-Federalists and other opponents of a strong federal government. The original plan was that James Madison and John Jay were to help Hamilton write a series of essays explaining the merits of their system, whilst also rebutting the arguments of its detractors. "Hamilton wrote the first piece in October 1787 on a sloop returning from Albany...He finished many pieces while the printer waited in a hall for the completed copy" - Brookhiser. In the end, well over half of the eighty-five essays were written by Hamilton alone. Despite the intense time pressures under which the series was written "what began as a propaganda tract, aimed only at winning the election for delegates to New York's state ratifying convention, evolved into the classic commentary upon the American Federal system" - McDonald. THE FEDERALIST is without question the most important commentary on the Constitution, the most significant American contribution to political theory and among the most important of all American books. EVANS 21127. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 19. STREETER SALE 1049. CHURCH 1230. HOWES H114, "c." COHEN 2818. SABIN 23979. FORD 17. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 234. R.B. Bernstein, ARE WE TO BE A NATION? THE MAKING OF THE CONSTITUTION (1987), p.242. R. Brookhiser, ALEXANDER HAMILTON: AMERICAN (1999), pp.68-69. F. McDonald, ALEXANDER HAMILTON: A BIOGRAPHY, p.107.

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

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

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

      Hartford, Connecticut: Hudson and Goodwin, 1788. First edition. Minor rubbing, a fine copy. 12mo.

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        The Experienced English Housekeeper, for the Use and Ease of Ladies, Housekeepers, Cooks,

      London A Millar; W Law; R Cater 1788. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Rebacked with new spine onto original leather boards. Some foxing. Edge-wear to plates with minor loss A New Edition Brown hardback leather cover 210mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 384pp + index and plates. Three damaged but complete fold-out plates. Fascinating very early cookbook.

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        Recherches historiques et politiques sur les États-Unis de l'Amérique Septentrionale, où l'on traite des établissemens des treize Colonies, de leurs rapports & de leurs dissentions avec la Grande-Bretagne, de leurs gouvernemens avant & après la Révolution, &c. Par un citoyen de Virginie. Avec quatre lettres d'un bourgeois de New-Heaven sur l'unité de la législation.

      À Colle et à Paris, Chez Froullé, 1788, - 4 vol. in-8, XVI-383-1 pp., 259 pp., 292 pp. et 366 pp., veau fauve marbré, dos lisse orné aux caissons fleuronnés dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin vert, filet doré sur les coupes, tranches rouges (rel. de l'époque). Épidermures sur les plats, manque au mors supérieur du tome 2. Coins usé au tome 1. Qqs légères mouillures en coins.Première édition. Texte rare. L'auteur, Filippo Mazzéi (1730-1816), émigré italien en Amérique, fut très proche de Thomas Jefferson. Il dresse un tableau très complet de la situation des États-Unis : Formation des États, Institutions, polémique avec Mably et Raynal, Finances et Commerce, Société des Cincinnatus, Esclavage. Les quatre Lettres d'un bourgeois de New Heaven sont de Condorcet. Bon exemplaire malgré les défauts signalés. Leclerc, 957. Sabin, 47206.

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        Elementorum prospectivae libri II. Opus posthumum. Recensuit et edidit Ioannes Baptista Bertolini. -

      Verona, Moroni, (1788).In-4. Cartonatura rustica originale. Ritratto dell'autore inc. in rame sul frontespizio e moltissimi diagrammi n.t. VIII, 146, (2) pp.; esemplare particolarmente fresco, intonso e marginoso. Edizione originale di un'opera non comune con alcuni capitoli sulla prospettiva teatrale. Riccardi II, 539. Choix 7893. UCBA II, 1997. Cicognara 865: «Opera esposta con molta dottrina, ma non colla facilità necessaria ai principianti». First edition of a scarce work on perspective, of interest also for the theatre. Engr. portrait on title and numerous diagrams in the text. Original boards; a fresh and uncut copy.

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        Poem by William Cowper 2volumes

      Johnson 1788 - Contemporary quarter polished calf and marbled boards. Foxed pages. Private library plate on front end paper. Neat owner's name on cover page in both volumes. Heavy books additional postage will apply. Please see uploaded pictures. If you have any question please contact us. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Topographisch oeconomisch und Militaerische Charte des Herzogthums Mecklenburg Schwerin und des Fürstentums Ratzeburg. Wien/Berlin, 1788. Spezialkarte dieser Region mit 16 Einzelkarten, von denen hier 14 Kupferstichkarten (plus 1 doppelte) vorliegen. Je 34,5 x 92 cm.

      LGK II, 710.- Wurde als Teil des sogenannten Schulenburg-Schmettauschen Kartenwerkes über die gesamten preußischen Provinzen herausgeben, einem 'Höhepunkt der voramtlichen Kartographie Preußens'. Für spätere Karten von Mecklenburg diente die Schmettausche Karte noch lange Zeit als Vorlage.- Folgende Karten sind enthalten: Die Prignitz, Prignitz, Lüne-/Lauenburgisch, Lenberg Strelitzisch Uckermaerkisch, Pommern Meck (2x), unbenannte Karte (zeigt die Seenplatte), Lubecksches Holstei Territorium, unbenannte Karte (zeigt mittig den Großen Sprentzer See), Pommern Preussisch Vor-, Schwedisch Vor-, Die OstSee, unbenannte Karte (zeigt oben den Schweriner See), Amt Zarrantin, Titelkarte.- Durchgehend ein leichter Feuchtrand im unteren Drittel der Karten, einige Karten dort leicht (schimmel-)fleckig. Die Karte Lüne-/Lauenburgisch mit Randläsuren links und rechts (Bildverlust), die Karte mit der Titelkartusche ebenfalls mit stärkeren Randläsuren.- Es fehlen zwei Karten zur Komplettierung der Gesamtansicht.

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        La Turchia Europea divisa nelle sue provincie

      "Carta tratta dalla rara raccolta di carte geografiche denominata Atlante Geografico, prima stesura delle opera dell?abate Bartolomeo Borghi, pubblicata in Siena dal Pazzini Carli. Molte delle carte, datate tra il 1788 ed il 1800, sono incise da Agostino Costa e poi successivamente inserite nell?opera Atlante generale dell'ab. Bartolommeo Borghi, pubblicato a Firenze nel 1819.Bartolomeo Borghi, che Vermiglioli (Biografia degli scrittori perugini, 1829) definisce ""uno dei migliori geografi dell'Europa"", nacque nel 1750 a Monte del Lago, piccola frazione del comune di Magione, in provincia di Perugia, sulle rive del Trasimeno. Ordinato sacerdote nel 1774, trascorse i primi anni del suo mandato nel paese natale, poi a Magione e quindi a Sorbello (Cortona).Appassionato studioso di geografia, applicò dapprima le sue conoscenze all'analisi delle terre a lui più familiari: nel 1770 scrisse Descrizione geografica, fisica e naturale del Lago Trasimeno (che sarà tuttavia data alle stampe per la prima volta solo nel 1821), e nel 1791 pubblicò negli atti dell'Accademia etrusca di Cortona una Dissertazione sopra l'antica geografia dell'Etruria, Umbria e Piceno, arricchendo entrambe le opere di una carta delle regioni descritte. Intanto la sua fama di cartografo, oltre che di geografo, cresceva, tanto da fargli ottenere le nomine a membro delle Accademie Cortonese e Reale di Firenze, e procurargli l'incarico, da parte di Pietro Leopoldo, di delineare la carta del catasto pubblico di Cortona e del contado di Castiglione.Nello stesso tempo gli orizzonti geografici della sua attività si allargavano sensibilmente, e se nell'Atlante Novissimo, illustrato ed accresciuto sulle osservazioni, e scoperte fatte dai più celebri e più recenti cartografi di Antonio Zatta (Venezia 1779-1785) il suo contributo fu ancora legato all'area toscana, nell'Atlante geografico che si pubblicò a Siena da Pazzini Carli tra il 1798 ed il 1800 il Borghi tracciò la maggior parte delle carte e spaziò dalle province del Sud-Est dell'Inghilterra, al Regno di Danimarca, alla Romania.Una sorta di prova generale, quest'ultima, della sua opera più importante, quell'Atlante generale dell'ab. Bartolommeo Borghi, pubblicato a Firenze nel 1819. L'Atlante, corredato da brevi descrizioni storiche, politiche, civili e naturali che introducono le carte relative ai territori afferenti a ciascun Impero o Regno illustrato, rispecchia il nuovo assetto geo-politico attuato dal Congresso di Vienna." "Map taken form the very rare Atlante Geografico, the first draft of the abbot Bartolomeo Borghi, published in Siena by Pazzini Carli. Many of the mapss, dated between 1788 and 1800, are engraved by Agostino Costa and then later incorporated in the work of AB Atlante Generale di Bartolomeo Borghi, published in Florence in 1819.Bartolomeo Borghi, who Vermiglioli (Biography of writers Perugini, 1829) calls ""one of the best geographers of Europe"", was born in 1750 in Monte del Lago, a small fraction of the town of Mansfield, in the province of Perugia, on the shores of Lake Trasimeno. Ordained in 1774, spent the first years of his term in his hometown, then to Mansfield and then Sorbello (Cortona).A passionate student of geography, first applied his knowledge to the analysis of land more familiar to him: he wrote in 1770 Description geographical, physical and natural Lake Trasimeno (which will however be given to the press for the first time only in 1821), and 1791 published in the Proceedings of Etruscan Cortona a dissertation on the geography of ancient Etruria, Umbria and Piceno, enriching both the works of a map of the regions described. Meanwhile, his fame as a cartographer, as well as a geographer, was growing, so that he get the nomination as a member of the Royal Academies of Florence and Cortona, and give him the job, by Pietro Leopoldo, to outline the paper's public land Cortona and the county of Castiglione.At the same time the geographical horizons of its activities widened considerably, and if in the Atlas Novissimo, illustrated and amplified the observations and discoveries made by the most recent and most famous cartographer Antonio Zatta (Venice 1779-1785) his contribution was still related area of Tuscany, in the Atlas geographic monthly published in Siena by Pazzini Carli between 1798 and 1800 the villages drew most of the cards and spaced from the provinces of South-East of England, the Kingdom of Denmark, Romania.A sort of dress rehearsal, the latter, his most important work, quell'Atlante General of AB. Bartolomeo Borghi, published in Florence in 1819. The Atlas, accompanied by brief descriptions of historical, political, civil and natural to introduce the papers relating to the territories belonging to each United Empire or illustrated, reflects the new geo-political structure implemented by the Congress of Vienna." Siena Siene 250 330

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        Geografia universale del padre Claudio Buffier tradotta dal francese nell'italiano. Ultima edizione. Accresciuta de' Cangiamenti di Dominio fin oggi succeduti, e delle nuove Scoperte più recenti ed illustrata da Tavole esattissime Geografiche, e da una nuova Carta esprimente le ultime scoperte fatte dal 1764 al 1781.Col Trattato della Sfera del medesimo autore.

      IN PARMA: FRATELLI BORSI, 1788 1788 In Parma: Fratelli Borsi, 1788 In-8 (19 cm) X (2) (20) c. (di carte geogr. ripieg.) 334. Cartoncino rustico. Qualche arrossatura; legatura lievemente allentata e usurata. Collazionato e completo. Molto raro. Ex libris Famiglia Brandinelli."Nota delle carte geografiche sparse in questo libro: Il Mappamondo p. 5; L'Europa p. 6; L'Italia p. 7; La Francia p. 30; Le XVII Provincie de' Paesi Bassi p. 81; Gli Svizzeri, e la Savoia p. 93; La Germania p. 98; Li due Circoli dell'Alto e Basso Reno p. 111; La Spagna p. 131; L'Inghilterra p. 142; La Svezia, Norvegia, e Danimarca p. 149; La Polonia p. 156; La Moscovia p.164; La Turchia Europea p. 168; La Turchia Meridionale, o sia la Grecia p. 173; L'Asia p.177; La Turchia Asiatica p.178; L'Africa p.199; L'America p. 209; Carta generale delle nuove scoperte p. 218.

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        L'America secondo le ultime osservazioni divisa ne' suoi stati principali

      Carta tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801, opera che la Calcografia Camerale commissionò al Cassini al fine di sostituire l?ormai obsoleto "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini, Chierico Regolare Somasco fu geografo e cartografo, ma anche intagliatore di architetture e prospettive - uno dei migliori discepoli di Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Cassini fu uno degli ultimi sferografi italiani del Settecento ed i suoi globi ebbero una notevole diffusione, come pure questo "Nuovo Atlante Geografico". Incisione in rame, finemente colorata nei contorni, in ottimo stato di conservazione. A scarce map of the Americas featuring the discoveries of Captain Cook. In North America a possible Northwest Passage is labeled B. di Beering and Alaska makes a very early appearance Cook's three voyages are traced in the Pacific, where are present both islands of New Zealand. An uncommon map, published in the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', with a decorative title cartouche, by Giovanni Maria Cassini, a Somasco monk. He was geographer and cartographer but he was also good at engraving architectural items and perspectives ? he was one of the best disciples Giovanni Battista Piranesi had. Moreover, Cassini was one of the last artists to engrave spheres in the XVIII century and his globes were quite famous and widespread, and realized the most important Italian Atlas of the XVIII century; his maps always bear a cartouche, extremely rich in colours and details. Copperplate with fine later hand colour, in very good condition. Roma Rome 470 345

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        Les cinquante deux tableaux representant les faits les plus célebres du vieux et du nouveaux testament peints à freaques per Raphael d'Urbin aux voutes des galeries du Vatican gravés en taille douce par Secondo Bianchi?

      chez Jean Scudellari 1788 Cm. 26,5 x 40, frontespizio, dedica, ritratto di Raffaello + 52 tavole. Legatura ottocentesca in percallina. Qualche rifioritura a rade tracce d'uso, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in buono stato di conservazione. Interessante raccolta di tavole incise in rame da Secondo Bianchi che riproducono affreschi di Raffaello dipinti sulle volte delle Gallerie vaticane: vi sono narrati gli avvenimenti più famosi del Vecchio e Nuovo Testamento. Cfr. Benezit II, p. 279: "Secondo Bianchi, graveur, actif à Rome aux XVIII e XIX siecles. On lui doit un certain nombre de gravures de reproduction, notamment une suite des Apotres ainsi que la serie des Costumes de Naples, executes pour la fabrique de porcelaine de Capodimonte".

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      Grande carta geografica della Calabria, in 6 fogli, tratta dal famoso "Atlante Geografico del Regno di Napoli" grandioso lavoro in 32 fogli realizzato dal Rizzi Zannoni in un trentennio e completato nel 1812, due anni prima della sua morte. Incisa da Giuseppe Guerra nel 1794. Rizzi Zannoni è considerato come il più importante cartografo italiano dai tempi di Giovanni Antonio Magini. Attivo in Francia , a Padova e soprattutto a Napoli (1781/1814), dove, nel periodo borbonico, poté fregiarsi anche del titolo di "geografo del Re". Con la venuta dei francesi, Rizzi Zannoni continuò ad attendere alla realizzazione delle carte del Regno. Nel 1807, fu posto a capo del Deposito topografico, istituito da Giuseppe Bonaparte; nel 1812, sotto il regno di Gioacchino Murat, riuscì a stampare l'ultimo dei 31 fogli dell'atlante geografico, la cui pubblicazione era iniziata nel 1788. Le opere realizzate a Napoli, in oltre trenta anni di attività, lo consacrarono come il maggiore cartografo italiano dell'età moderna ed uno dei più accreditati in Europa. Incisione in rame, carta leggermente brunita e leggera gora d'acqua nel margine inferiore, piccoli fori di tarlo, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Napoli Naples 790 560

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        Plantarum Rariorum Regni Neapolitani Fasciculus Primus.

      Neapoli 1788. Folio (375 x 245mm). pp. xxxix, (i), with woodcut vignette on title and 12 fine handcoloured engraved plates drawn by the author. Recent marbled boards. The first part of two. A second part with likewise 12 plates was published in 1792. The work is extremely rare and probably the rarest Italian flora. Domenico Maria Leone Cirillo (or Cyrillo) (1739-1799) was an Italian statesman and naturalist. He was in close contact with famous French naturalists of his time such as J.A. Nollet, Buffon, d'Alembert and Diderot. He taught botany and medicine at the University of Naples and likewise published a book on the entomology of the Naples area. For political reasons he was condemned to death by King Ferdinand IV (1751-1821). Stafleu lists only one complete copy in the United States. In the last decades only one complete copy was offered. It was offered for sale by Librairie Didier Cart-Tanneur in 1999 for FF. 140,000. Nissen BBI, 358; Stafleu & Cowan 1133.

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        Abecedario pittorico dei professori più illustri in pittura, scultura, e architettura nel quale sotto brevità si descrivono le notizie dei suddetti artefici antichi, moderni, e viventi, cifre, e tempi nei quali fiorirono.

      Firenze, Gaetano Cambiagi, 1788. 1788 Due parti in 2 voll., in 4°, pagg. (1), 1704 colonne complessive; 3 tavole raffiguranti i monogrammi dei vari artisti e un ritratto, il tutto inciso su rame; testo su 2 colonne. Leg. m. pelle, nervi e tit. oro su tassello. Tagli rossi. "Opera utilissima a tutti i dilettanti delle belle arti già compilata da Fra Pellegrino Antonio Orlandi ed ora notabilmente accresciuta fino all' anno 1775". Fu pubblicata per la per la prima volta a Bologna nel 1704, ed ebbe molte ristampe nel XVIII secolo. Dorsi abilmente restaurati, interno in ottimo stato. Cicognara e Brunet citano le edizioni precedenti.

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        Zoologia Danica seu Animalium Daniae et Norvegiae rariorum ac minus notorum descriptiones et historia.

      Hauniae, N. Mölleri/ N. Christensen, 1788-1806. 4 volumes bound in two. Folio (387 x 240mm). pp. v, (1), 52; (4), 56; (4), 71; (6), 46, with engraved title vignettes and 160 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettered spines in 6 compartments, marbled sides, upper edges gilt. A fine copy, of a very rare work, describing the marine fauna of Denmark and Norway. This beautifully produced work is one of the rarest zoological publications. Müller complains that no more than 25 copies had been sold in Denmark, not a single copy in Norway, two copies in Italy, 2 copies in England and 2 in France. "For the rest of his life he was able to live a financially carefree existence, having in May 1773 married the widow of a rich Norwegian merchant, Anna Carlsen, née Paludan. Through his marriage Müller formed close ties with Norway, his 'new fatherland' as he occasionally called that country. During the remainder of his life he often spent the summer on his estate at Drobak, on Oslo Fiord, and he traveled a good deal about Norway, inland and along the coasts, studying and collecting material for his scientific work" (Anker). Müller was one of the first to use a dredge to collect specimens on a scale never used before. "Müller must therefore be regarded as one of the real pioneers in marine biology?"(Anker). Müller died after the first two volumes had been published, the third volume was by P.C. Abildgaard and the concluding volume by P.C. Abildgaard, J.S. Holten, M. Vahl and J.Rathke. Most of the plates are by O.F. Müller's brother C.F. Müller. "In the first part of 'Zoologia Danica', almost all the described animals were from Norway. Except for one fish, all were invertebrates and included protozoans, sponges, coelenterates, flatworms, nematodes, annelids, mollusks, and echinoderms. This pattern was followed fairly closely in all other parts" (Damkaer). Of the 160 plates, 16 show shells, 10 fishes, 4 birds and 1 mammals, the others show marine invertebrates. As far as we can trace we have never offered a complete fully coloured copy. In 1974 we sold a copy from the library of the Belgian zoologist J. Van Beneden. However, the plates of the last part of this copy were not coloured. Our copy has the stamp of Léon Vaillant on 2 title pages. Léon Vaillant (1834-1914) was a French zoologist and professor at the Museum of natural History in Paris. A very clean and fine copy, with splendid colouring of the plates. For the complicated publishing history of the 'Zoologia Danica' see page 91-94 of Anker's monograph on Müller. Nissen ZBI, 2932; D.M. Damkaer, The Copepodologist's Cabinet pp. 72-87; Jean Anker, Otto Friderich Müller's Zoologia Danica. Copenhagen 1950.

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        THE ADVENTURES OF A SILVER PENNY. Including Many Secret Anecdotes of Little Misses and Masters both Good and Naughty.

      Wood-engraved frontispiece signed 'Bwk', [4], 126 pages. 12 woodcuts in text. Original Dutch floral boards. One of two variants of this edition with the frontis' either found signed or unsigned by Bewick. Lacks rear endpaper; re-backed at some time in matching 18th century paper; inscription on front fixed endpaper and the bookplate of Sydney Roscoe;; small corner torn from top outer edge of title; else a very good copy of a rare work contained in a folding cloth, gilt box. Roscoe J3920. Originally Sydney Roscoe's copy with his bookplate and note on rear endpaper, later Margaret Weedon's. According to Nigel Tattersfield's research, this title was first published as Roscoe suggested, in 1786. However, 'the original woodcuts were undistinguished and it was not long before JB was commissioned to provide a completely new set. It was probably amongst the 'several Jobs for Newbery' that John reported to his brother he had done on his own account by mid-February 1788. It is salutary to compare the cuts however, for John improves the original illustrations out of all recognition.' The British Library has the original edition of 1786. Clearly the above copy is the Bewick edition of circa 1788.

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        Critik der practischen Vernunft.

      Riga, Hartknoch, 1788. 8vo. A bit later (1840'ies) half cloth with gilding to spine. Old allegorical stamp to title-page; another stamp at lower margin removed, likewise old owner's name.Otherwise a very nice copy. Woodcut title-vignette. 292 pp.. First edition of Kant's second main work, the second of his critical works, and his main work on practical philosophy. Together Kant's three critiques, that of pure reason, that of practical reason and that of judgement, make up the most important contribution to philosophy since Aristotle and Plato. Kant's influence on modern philosophy is primarily due to his critical works, and with them he gives to philosophy a new and comprehensive way of dealing systematically with the problems of philosophy. In his "Critique of Practical reason" Kant establishes the "Categorical Imperative", which was to found modern ethics, and with it he establishes the moral philosophy that ties together all of his critical philosophy. The work has dominated Western ethical thought decisively from the time of its appearance.Warda: 112. See also Printing and the Mind of Man 226 (Critik der reinen Vernunft)

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