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      London: Charles Dilly. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1788. Eleventh Edition. Hardcover. B/w maps; Width: 5.75" Height: 9"; 928 pages; A new geographical, historical, and commercial grammar; and present state of the several kingdoms of the world. 20 foldout maps, all present as called for+ one non folding +chart [22 plates in all]. Front cover held by bonding cords. Front hinge also shows repair. Previous owner's signature appears in top margin of first page of introduction. Lightly age-toned pages display scattered foxing. All called-for maps are present. Intact maps are well preserved. .

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        Les intrigues du cabinet des rats, apologue national, destiné à l'instruction de la jeunesse, & à l'amusement des vieillards

      Paris: Chez le Roi & la veuve Marchand, 1788. 8vo (21.3 cm, 8.4"). Frontis., iv, 148 pp.; illus. Uncommon illustrated variant of the classic fable of Reynard the Fox, featuring a copper-engraved frontispiece and 21 headpiece vignettes — these being large for "headpieces" and sometimes somewhat "Sendakian" in style! The preface cites the pan-European nature of the tale, and notes that this version was translated from the German. WorldCat locates only three copies in the U.S. Brunet, IV, 1224; Cohen, Guide de l’amateur de livres à gravures du XVIIIe siecle, 510–11; Lewine, Bibliography of eighteenth century art and illustrated books, 252. Later quarter oxblood morocco and marbled paper–covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped title, gilt-ruled raised bands, and gilt-stamped compartment decorations; light wear to paper. Frontispiece mounted some time ago, title-page with short tear from lower margin, repaired; pages age-toned, with foxing and soiling/staining in various degrees throughout; despite flaws, a charmer. Uncut copy.

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        The Cabinet-maker and Upholsterer's Guide: or, Repository of Designs for Every Article of Household Furniture, in the Newest and Most Approved Taste

      London: I. and J. Taylor, 1788. First edition. Hardcover. First edition. Folio (15" x 10"). George Hepplewhite died in 1786 as the plates were being engraved and the book was published by his widow, Alice. The book was very popular, running to three editions within the decade after Hepplewhite's death. This is perhaps the rarest of the three principle 18th century pattern books, Chippendale's and Sheraton's being more well known. This copy was found in poor condition and repaired and restored in 1968 by St. Michael's Abbey, Hants, England. Beautifully rebound in full brown calf with raised bands. The first 24 pages and the last three pages of this copy did not survive and were replaced with facsimiles from another copy of this work. There is some water staining to the first few extant pages and most pages have some foxing. The pages have not been trimmed. What appears to be the original owner's signature (John M. Creight) has survived and is included. Detailed digital images are available upon request.

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        LETTERS TO AND FROM THE LATE SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. To Which Are Added Some Poems Never Before Printed. Published from the Original MSS. in Her Possession, by Hester Lynch Piozzi

      London: for A. Strahan and T. Cadell , 1788. 2 volumes. First edition. 8vo, handsomely bound in contemporary polished calf, expertly and sympathetically refurbished at the backs, spines with red morocco lettering labels gilt lettered and with gilt ruled bands. xv, 397; xi, 424 pp. A handsome and clean set. Internally crisp, unpressed and well preserved. RARE, FIRST EDITION OF THE LETTERS TO AND FROM SAMUEL JOHNSON. Letters to and from the illustrious author of the great DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE published in 1755 and of a great many other works including primary writings on Shakespeare and etc. Begun in 1747 and printed over five years, Johnson's DICTIONARY set the standard for all subsequent lexicographical work. Its excellence was immediately recognized in all quarters and the first edition of two thousand copies sold quickly.

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        An History Of Fungusses, Growing About Halifax

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

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        A New Map of the German Empire, and the Neighboring States with their Principal Post Roads

      London: William Faden, 1788. unbound. very good(+). Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 24.5" x 29.5". Beautiful large map of the German Empire, showing Europe from the Baltic Sea to the Gulf of Venice, and from the Netherlands to Poland. In high detail, showing major roads.

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        Osservazioni di Ennio Quirino Visconti Su Due Musaici Antichi Istoriati

      In Parma Dalla Reale Tipografia MDCCLXXXVIII. [1788]. 2 preliminary leaves, 50 p., 2 folding engraved plates (2 leaves, a-f4, g2, g2 blank). Observations by Ennio Quirino On Two Ancient Mosaics. This piece, on two Roman mosaics excavated in fields outside Rome in 1787, was printed in 150 copies by Giovanni Battista Bodoni (1740-1813), regarded as one of the great printers of the late 18th century. The engraving on the title-page was cut by Bossio (says Brooks); the two folding engraved plates are by Francesco Cecchini (d. 1811), who worked on other books for Visconti. A bibliography by G. Sforza of the works of Visconti was published in Atti della Societ Ligure di Storia Patria LV, Genova, 1923; cf. Encyclopedia Italiana. Brooks Bodoni 359; Wing Collection 4: 4057; Fogg cat. 14: 264; LC 40-36438. NUC 639: 641 (NV 0196611)- DLC, ICN (one of three printed on vellum), MH, MB; OCLC adds UCLA, Johns Hopkins, TxDSMU. Bound in contemporary marbled paper boards; stitching loose, spine worn, chipped; internally fine. Stock#OB331.

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        The Narta, or Sledge for Burdens in Kamtchatka

      London:. 1788-92 & 1809 (1820).. An illustration of transport in Kamtchatka, Russia, showing the sledge dogs hooked up to the sledge, and their master on skis. It is offered here in two versions; a Lifetime issue & the Boydell issue. The extremely rare life time edition was self-published by Webber, and Sir Maurice Holmes states in his "Captain James Cook RN FRS, A Bibliographical Excursion" (1952) that the original drawings were "etched and coloured by himself". It is a soft ground etching tinted in brown and grey wash by Webber himself. J. Webber R.A. fecit. London Pubd. July 1, 1789 by J. Webber No. 312 Oxford Street. NB not mentioned in Cooks last Voyage. Penciled in the top right margin "Pl. 10" and "1 July 1789" lower right margin, in a period hand, possibly Webber's. Impression mark 450 x 325 mm with large margins, in excellent condition with one small smudge in lower right margin. Paper watermarked "J Whatman". Joppien & Smith 3.340A. Signed on the verso "A.W.F.Fuller 2 Augt 1951." Captain Fuller was a noted English collector of ethnographica and visual material from the Pacific. & (with)& the Boydell edition of the print, London. Pubd. April 1, 1809 (1820) by Boydell & Compy. No. 90 Cheapside. NB not mentioned in Cook's Last Voyage. Colored aquatint, on paper watermarked J. Whatman 1820, as is the accompanying letterpress. Joppien & Smith 3.340b. Excellent condition.

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        Resa uti Europa, Africa, Asia, förrättad Åren 1770-1779. Första - (Fjerde) Delen. 4 Bd.

      Uppsala, Joh. Edman, 1788-93. 8vo. Indbundet i 4 ensartede, smukke og velbevarede samtidige hldrbd. Rygforgyldning og med forgyldte titeletiketter i skind på rygge. (26),389,(1);(32),384;(14),414,(30),341 pp. Kobberstukket vignet (Goda Hoppet Udda) samt 10 kobberstukne plancher (hvoraf 2 udfoldelige). Med alle 4 halvtitelblade, som dog er indsatte. Trykt på skrivepapir og indvendig meget rene.. First edition, in a very fine copy, of Thunberg's account of his famous naturalist and ethnographical travels in Europa, Asia and Africa. Thunberg is sometimes called "the father of South African botany" and "the Japanese Linnaeus". In the first two volumes he vividly decribes the botanical and ethnographical features of South Africa around the Cape."Thunberg's description of his great voyage, published in four parts in Swedish in 1788-1793 and soon translated into English as Travels in Europe, Africa and Asia (1793-1795), as well as in French and German, contains material of great ethnographical interest." (DSB)

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        Eboracumor the History and Antiquities of the City of York, from its Origin to this TimeIn Two Volumes

      York - T. Wilson and R. Spence, 1788 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A highly detailed andinfluential history of York, entitled Eboracum after the Roman name for the city. Together with an Account of the Ainsty or County of the Same, and a Description and History of the Cathedral Church, from Its First Foundation to the Present Year. Featuring sixteen of the original seventeen beautifullyillustratedcopperplates, including a folding map of York to the frontis of volume one. Francis Drake (January 1696 16 March 1771) was an English antiquary and surgeon, best known as the author of this work. Drake had always been interested in history and had inherited a number of historical manuscripts and, with the aid of a number of other historians and collectors, he started work. By April, 1731, Drake was asking the city corporation for permission to inspect the historical documents in its care, and the corporation, as well as allowing him to do so, voted him 50 towards the cost of acquiring and printing illustrations for his book. Another 50 was contributed by Lord Burlington, who had rescued Drake from an unjust imprisonment for debt and was the dedicatee of the book. The work was originally published in 1736, much of the cost having been borne by the 540 subscribers, who included the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of London, but surprisingly, not the Archbishop of York, Lancelot Blackburne. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Rebacked in diced calf with gilt designs to the spines. Externally, wear to the spines and extremities and light marks to the boards. Loss to the head of the spine to volume two. Both front joints are cracked and strained. Internally, both volumes are firmly bound and bright throughout. Instances of very light foxing and some off-setting. Ebenezer Palmer bookseller's label to the front pastedown of volume one. Overall: GOOD.

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        Briefe eines amerikanischen Landmanns an den Ritter W. S. in den Jahren 1770 bis 1781. Aus dem Englischen ins Französische von *** und jetzt aus dem Französischen übersetzt und mit einigen Anmerkungen begleitet von Johann August Ephraim Götze

      Leipzig, Crusius, 1788 - 1789.. 3 Bände. Mit einer gefalt. Kupfertafel. VI, 1 Bl., 512 S.; VI, 1 Bl.; 512 S.; 2 Bll., 668 S. Dekorative neuere HLdr.-Bde. im Stil d. Zt. Erste vollständige deutsche Ausgabe. - Howes 833: "Description of American life of great influence in attracting European immigration in the post-revolutionary period. As literature unexcelled by any American work of the eighteenth century". - Die "Letters" sind zwölf Essays in Form von Briefen an einen imaginären Freund in England, ganz im Stil des 18. Jhdts., reich an rustikalem Charme und angefüllt mit zugkräftigen Informationen über die geographischen und gesellschaftlichen Verhältnisse im ländlichen Nordamerika. (Kindler). - Der Verfasser wurde 1783 zum französischen Konsul in New York ernannt. Die Falttafel zeigt die Seitenansicht einer Brücke über den Fluss Shetuket in Connecticut. - Gering gebräunt, gutes Exemplar!

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

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

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        The Farmer's Wife and the Raven

      London: Published by George Stubbs, 1788. 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. 20 3/4 x 27 7/8 inches. 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

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        Da Asia de Jo·o Barros e de Diogo de Couto, Nova EdiÁ?o

      Lisbon,: Regia Officina Typographica, 1788.. 24 volumes, duodecimo, with four portraits and five folding maps; a fine crisp set in contemporary blonde speckled calf. 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 Jo?o 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 DÈcadas 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 DÈcadas; 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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        Rangaku Kaitei [trans.: Introduction to the Dutch Language]

      32 folded leaves; 31 folded leaves. Two vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers, orig. block printed title label on each upper cover, new stitching. N.p.: 1788. First edition of Otsuki's highly important introduction to Dutch language and studies; it is the first primer on Dutch studies published in Japan. Gentaku Otsuki (1757-1827), studied Dutch medicine under Gempaku Sugita and learned Dutch from Ryotaku Maeno. Entering the service of the Date family, lords of Sendai, he set up the Shirando (a school), where his followers included Sokichi Hashimoto, Sampaku Inamura, Saisuke Yamamura, and others. During the Bunka era (1804-1818), Otsuki studied astronomy on orders from the shogunate, and translated Chomel's encyclopedia under the title Kosei shimpen. The Rangaku kaitei is organized in two volumes and 25 chapters. Volume I gives a brief description of the history and background of Dutch studies, while Volume II is divided into sections entitled Letters, Numbers and Measures, Rhyme, Phonology, Rhetoric, Exegesis, Interpretation, Translation of Words, Translation of Texts, Explanation of Terms, Synonyms, Idioms, Auxiliary Particles, Punctuation, Bibliography, and Explication, with brief descriptions of each topic. While the work was intended for beginners and is far from complete, it gained wide acceptance as a systematic grammar of Dutch, and greatly stimulated interest in this language among the general public. Fine set. .

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        The Perpetual Laws, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, From the

      1788. [Massachusetts]. [Thomas, Isaiah, Compiler]. The Perpetual Laws, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, From the Establishment of Its Constitution To The First Session of the General Court, A.D. 1788. Worcester: Isaiah Thomas, 1788. [viii], [5], 389 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 4-7/8") Contemporary sheep, raised bands, gilt ornaments and lettering piece to spine. Some rubbing to extremities, a few minor scuffs to boards, corners bumped, hinges cracked, front free endpaper and upper portion of following endleaf lacking, bookplate of William Paine Sheffield to front pastedown, light browning and foxing to text. Early owner signature to head of title page, interior otherwise clean. An appealing copy. * First octavo edition, published one year after the folio edition. This title is significant as a first edition of a work printed by Isaiah Thomas, and as the first printing of the first collection of Massachusetts statutes, covering Massachusetts legislation up to the year of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. The work contains Massachusetts laws regulating everything from the organization of the legislature to the militia to highways, and represents an important work of American history, as this volume was the tool used to disseminate the laws throughout the Commonwealth. It was intentionally printed in a size and at a price that would enable significant distribution. However, at this time few copies remain. Isaiah Thomas was a successful and highly regarded printer in Worcester, Massachusetts who owned his own paper mill and bindery, and employed many people. An important figure in the history of printing and book collecting in the United States, he founded the American Antiquarian Society and wrote the classic reference on early American printing, The History of Printing in America. Not in Tower or the Harvard Law Catalogue. Benedict locates only ten copies. Benedict, Acts and Laws of the Original Thirteen Colonies and States 214. Check List of American Laws, Charters and Constitutions of the 17th and 18th Centuries in the Huntington Library 467.

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        Discours sur l'abus des dévotions populaires prononcé en 1777 par P ***D'O *** alors Vicaire d'une petite Paroiffe fituée dans les montagnes d'Auvergne - relié à la suite : Pierre Antoine de La Place; Joseph-Antoine-Joachim Cérutti : Lettre a M. Cérutti sur les prétendues prodiges & faux miracles employés de tous les tems pour abuser et subjuger les peuples : avec nombre d'exemples de ces pieuses fraudes non moins amusantes qu'instructives; suivie de la romance ou légende du grand Saint Gengoule patron des bons maris (Paris : De Bray 1790) 36 pages - - LONGUEUE (L.) : Discours familier et préparatoire à des instructions contre la religion des prêtres prononcé dans le Club révolutionnaire des vrais sans-culottes séant à Chartres le dimanche 26 mai l'an second (1793) . et réimprimé le 15 brumaire (15 novembre) par ordre du ministre de l?intérieur. A Paris De l'Imprimerie du Lycée des Arts (1793). 27 (1) pp


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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.

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        On Governors

      London: Taylor and Francis. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. First printing of Maxwell's rare important work "On Governors", marking the beginning of feedback theory. . Although forms of feedback systems were known and used for centuries, it was not until James Watt's invention of the centrifugal governor in 1788, that such devices were seen as an indispensable feature of modern science, and scientists began to understand the necessity of formulating a mathematical theory for such control systems.  By developing models covering negative feedback, stability, and damping, Maxwell, in 1868, became the first to produce an effective theoretical and mathematical analysis of a control system. "On Governors" is now recognized as "the first significant paper on feed-back mechanisms" and one of the foundational documents of cybernetics. In Proceedings of the Royal Society 16 (1868): 270-83. London: Taylor and Francis, 1868. Octavo, original gray printed wrappers; custom folding case. Repaired tear to rear wrapper, original spine mostly perished; ink notation on front wrapper.

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        A List of the Officers of the Army, and Marines;

      London: War-Office,, 1788. with an Index: A List of the Officers on Half-Pay; and a Succession of Colonels. Octavo (222 × 137 mm). Contemporary red morocco, elaborately gilt in compartments with alternating sunburst tools, green morocco label, marbled endpapers, Greek key roll to boards, turn-ins, and all edges gilt. Contemporary, related clipping tipped-in to verso of front free endpaper. Binding a little rubbed at extremities, corners bumped, four small, shallow holes in lower board, contents fresh. A very good copy. Wide-margined, and attractively "presentation bound" late eighteenth-century army list. Highly desirable thus.

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        Recherches Historiques et Politiques sur les tats-Unis De L'Amrique Septentrionale...

      A Colle, Et se trouve a Paris, Chez Froull... 1788. Four octavo volumes. The Florentine Filippo Mazzei knew the United States more intimately, and was more involved in American life and politics, than any other Italian of the eighteenth century. He had come to know Franklin while representing the Grand Duke in London; he obtained land in Virginia next to young Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and imported laborers from Lucca to raise olives and vines. His Recherches, written after his return to Paris, where he was a champion of the new nation's cause, was the fullest account of the new Republic available to Europeans at the time. The first volume is a constitutional history of the thirteen colonies; the second and third rebut two books critical of America; the fourth is a collection of essays on a variety of subjects including a refutation of charges of anarchy in America, an explanation of paper money, emigration, and on Washington, Lafayette and the Order of the Cincinnati. Altogether the most extensive examination of the United States during the confederation period, written by a sympathetic foreigner. Bound in contemporary red paper boards, leather spine labels. Sabin 47206; DAB XII: 469-470; Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson 3005; Antonello Gerbi, Dispute of the New World (Pittsburgh, 1973) 268-275; Hough, The Italians and the Creation of America (Providence, 1980) 95. NUC 372: 246. Stock#OB211.

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        (Sampson Agonistes. in Greek) Johannis Miltoni Samson Agonistes Graeco carmine redditus cum versione Latina, a Georgio Henrico Glasse, A. M. Aedis Christi Nuper Alumno

      Oxonii: E typographeo Clarendoniano, 1788. sole edition of this translation into Latin; slightly shorter than 20.5 cm., xl (beginning with half title in Greek), 266, [2] (errata with verso blank) pp.; tree calf sides with simple gold rules, spine heavily decorated and with a red leather label; binding rubbed at spine and front joint partiality split, light general age toning to text with occasional light age staining but overall a very good interior; “George Henry Glasse was a Christ Church man with a remarkable facility for composition in Greek and Latin ... He took holy orders, ran through a large fortune, and committed suicide in 1809. (M. L. Clarke, Greek Studies in England). Photos available upon request.

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        A Visit to the Child at Nurse

      London: Published by John Raphael Smith, 20 August 1788. Colour printed mezzotint with added hand colour. In good condition. 17 1/8 x 21 1/2 inches. 23 x 30 1/2 inches. A lovely colour printed impression of this charming print by Ward depicting one of George Morland's famous domestic scenes. Hiring a wet nurse was a common practice in both England and France during the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries. They were primarily employed by aristocratic women, the theory being that breast feeding spoiled your figure. It had also been observed that breast feeding had a contraceptive effect, and in those days of high infant mortality, a noblewoman was expected to produce many children. Morland's scene demonstrates one of the dangers of these arrangements, as the baby clings to his nurse in fear of the embrace of his fashionable mother. The fashionable older sister is especially well depicted. George Morland was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career, some of England's most cherished paintings. At an early age Morland displayed his artistic genius, he learned to paint at three and exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy at the mere age of ten. He was a prodigious painter, producing more than 4000 paintings during the entirety of his career, and sometimes painting two or three works in a day. His beautiful idealistic scenes were a favorite source of inspiration for contemporary engravers, and as many as 250 separate engravings were done of his paintings during his lifetime. His brother-in- law, William Ward, engraved a great number of his paintings reproducing in print his endearing paintings of English country life. Ward's engravings after Morland are some of the most beautiful prints of the period; they combine fine technical skill and inspired artistic imagination to create enduring images that speak of the taste and beauty of the age. Le Blanc IV, p.177, no.116

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        A View of the English Interests in India;

      London, T. Cadell; Edinburgh, W. Creech,, 1788. and an Account of the Military Operations in the Southern Parts of the Peninsula, during the Campaigns of 1782, 1783, and 1784. In two Letters; Addressed to the Right Honourable the Earl of *********, and to Lord Macartney and the Select Committee of Fort St. George. The Second Edition. Octavo (219 × 134mm). Contemporary tree calf, smooth spine, red morocco label, irradiating star devices gilt to compartments formed of plain rules and a cable roll with drawer handle corner-pieces. Folding map frontispiece of the Southern Countries of India with the routes of the armies coloured, folding engraved plate of the Order of Battle. Order of Battle slightly misfolded, and creased, short split to the tail of one fold, no loss, light browning, else a very good copy, the binding just a little rubbed at the extremities, the upper hinge just started at the head. Published a year after the first, this second edition has a new preface, which includes an account of the reduction of Shevigunga, and an additional map by Faden "according to the Plans of Colonel Kelly, Captain Wersebe, and other accurate Surveyors... in order that the local descriptions and military operations mentioned in the following Work, may be rendered more intelligible…" In 1780, "resolved to play his part in the now general war between Britain and the continental powers", Fullarton raised his own regiment which was despatched to the Cape "only to see their design on the Dutch colony foiled by prior arrival of French reinforcements" (ODNB). Redirected to India, they joined the campaign against Haidar Ali. He was gazetted a colonel in the army of the HEIC, and in 1782 suppressed the Kollars of Madura and captured Karur and Dindigul. "In May 1783 he assumed general command of forces in the southernmost part of the Carnatic, invading Mysore and taking Dharapuram, Palghat, and Coimbatore. Further feats of arms were forestalled by the peace patched up with Tipu, who had succeeded his father, Haidar. Throughout the campaign Fullarton showed high abilities; James Mill… praised him as the first British commander to look after his commissariat and organize intelligence." On his return home he published the present work in support of his claims to recoup the £20,000 he claimed to have spent in India, some ten years later he succeeded in getting nearly £16,000 back.

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        Memoirs of Frederick Baron Trenck

      London: T. & J. Egerton, 1788. Two volumes in full brown leather with black gilt leather labels to spines. Leather worn at the edges o/w a nice copy that is very clean and feee of foxing inside. Translated from the German by an officer of the royal artillery (initials T.D.). First Edition in English with dedication dated March 1788. There is also a dedication to the ghost of Fredrick the Great whom the Baron thought owed him a grudge. This edition was published originally in German in 1786 and the author's own French version in 1787 all of which were bestsellers of their time. The Baron made himself a nuisance however and the French guillotined him in 1794 (after a physical struggle with the executioner). An influential book in the rare true first English translation.. 1st Edition in English. Leather. VG. Octavo.

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        PHILOSOPHIA BRITANNICA: Or, a New and Comprehensive System of the Newtonian Philosophy, Astronomy, and Geography, In a Course of Twelve Lectures, With Notes....And Embellished with Eighty-One Copper-Plates

      London:: Printed for John Francis, Charles Rivington, Thomas Carnan, in St. Paul's Church-Yard; and Andrew Strahan, in New Street,, 1788. Near Fine. THREE VOLUMES. A Near Fine Complete three volume set of the Fourth Edition in contemporary speckled calf with leather spine labels cover edges mildly worn. Joints archivally repaired. Owner bookplates front paste-downs. All 81 copper-plates present and in very nice condition. 8vo. [xxxii], 33, [3--catalogue], 17 folding engraved Plates + Appendix with 3 separately numbered Plates; [xvi], 390, [2-- books printed], 25 folding Plates; [xii], 405, [39--Index], 31 folding Plates + Appendix II with 5 separately numbered plates.

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        A Compendious History of the World: From the Creation to ye Dissolution of the Roman Republic Compiled for the use of Young Gentlemen & Ladies by their Old Friend Mr. Newbery Embellished with Variety of Copper Plates

      London: Printed for T. Carman at No. 65 in St. Pauls Church yard. Good with no dust jacket. 1788. First Edition. Hardcover. Rare. 18th Century near-minature book. This is a 1788 printing of a title that was first printed in London 1763. There was also a very scarce American printing of this title, printed by Robert Aitken in Philadelphia in 1774. A history of the world for children, from the Creation up until the time of Julius Caesar, Mark Antony and Cleopatra. Two volumes bound as one (complete). Volume One: Engraved frontispiece + engraved title page + viii, 176 pages + 6 engraved plates. Volume Two: Engraved frontispiece + engraved title page + 152 pages + 6 engraved plates + [8] pages advertisements. A near-contemporary full calf binding. Red lettering piece on spine with the spine title "WORLD". Some gilt decoration to spine and to edges of boards. Page dimensions: 102 x 64mm. The engraved illustrations include: The Creation; Noah's Ark; City of Babylon; Pyramids of Egypt; Elephant and Castle; Fabricius and Pyrrhus; Hannibal's Policy; Cleopatra's Galley. Binding poor. Both joints split along their whole length, with the front board hanging on at one cord only and the rear board hanging on at two cords only. Boards rubbed with moderate loss of leather. Vertical split to spine leather. Lettering piece on spine chipped. Lacking the front free endpaper. Internally good. No signatures. ; 32mo .

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        Relación del ultimo viage al Estrecho de Magallanes de la fragata de S. M. Santa Maria de la Cabeza en los anos de 1785 y 1786. Extracto de todos los anteriores desde su descubrimiento impresos y mss. y noticia de los habitantes

      The most important voyage to the Strait of Magellan and the Patagonia in the 18th century. 1788. Madrid. Viuda de Ibarra. In 4to (238 mm x 170 mm). Portrait frontispiece + 3 ff. + xvi + 359 + 3 folding maps & 4 folding tables. Contemporary Spanish calf, boards with wide interlacing gilt fillets, spine with raised bands, elegantly ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece, slightly worn and scratched, soiled. Generally fine, foxing spots here and there, stronger on some leaves; one map detached. First edition; considered one of the best descriptions of the Strait of Magellan and the Patagonia. The work is based on the explorations undertaken by Captain Antonio de Cordoba (appointed by the Spanish Crown) with the aim of determine the continuity of use of the Strait for Spanish ships in voyages to the Pacific; the results were negative ?After these expeditions the Spanish trade routes were exclusively to east ports and then overland to the Pacific ports? (Hill). The author used also the journals of lieutenants Galiano and Belmonte, who sailed with Cordoba. In 1793, an Appendix was published, sometimes found bound with the Relacion. ?Obra interesante y bien publicada? (Palau). Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Fernando Magallanes, by Selma, four large folding maps (two of them with 12 plans of ports), including the ?Carta reducida del Estrecho de Magallanes? and the ?Carta Esferica de la parte sur de la América Meridional? and four folding tables. Palau, 352514. Sabin, 16765. Hill, 1756.

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        John Hancock Addresses Massachusetts Legislature

      Boston, MA 1788 - Newspaper. Massachusetts Centinel, Boston, Mass., June 4, 1788. 4 pp., 9 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. Trimmed close at bottom edge, with minor text loss to pp. 3-4 but not affecting Hancock's speech. "X"s mark certain columns for reading or copying. Excerpt"The complete restoration, and perfect establishment of peace and tranquility, within the State, leaves me but little to offer, except my most cordial congratulations on these interesting and important events.It is with pleasure that I find so large a part of the domestick debt of these United States in a way to be discharged by the sale of the Federal lands. I should be happy, Gentleman, if some system could be adapted to place the remaining part of our State debt on such funds as could prevent the extreme fluctuation in its value, which is in my opinion as injurious to the government, as it is mortifying, and destructive to the public creditor. I shall only remark that the necessity of such measures, is increased by the prospect of the new federal Constitution being adopted. As in consequence of this important event, the resources which have been hitherto applied to the purposes of this government in particular, will probably be appropriated to federal objects - should this event take place, the securities of this State would sustain a sudden and rapid depreciation unless prevented. - It becomes our duty therefore on every principle of prudence and justice, to guard against such a public misfortune, and I hope it may be done without the addition of another tax. [p2 c1][Describing a meeting at Faneuil Hall]At the head of the Hall, we're seven PILLARS of wreaths. emblematic of the seven states which have adopted the federal Constitution - on the key-stones of the arches of which were painted in large characters, the names of the states: and behind them were six figures, almost as large as life, of their Excellencies the President of the Federal, and Massachusetts Conventions. After dinner the following toasts were drank:1. The governor and Commonwealth. 2. The United States. 3. The states which have adopted the Constitution4. Speedy completion of the Federal Edifice. 5. Louis XVI, our illustrious ally, and the friendly powers of Europe6. The day. 7. General Washington8. The Militia of Massachusetts9. May our citizens prize the honor of being soldiers, and our soldiers never forget that they are citizens12. The president, and University of Cambridge. [Harvard]13. Freedom and peace to all mankind. When the 7th toast was drank, Mr. Rae, sung "God save great Washington," in his usual style of excellence. Historical BackgroundIn his second, non-sequential term as Massachusetts Governor, John Hancock addresses his state's legislature upon re-election to another annual term. The bulk of his message concerns the impending ratification of the federal Constitution (New Hampshire's approval just over two weeks later would complete the passage with the required nine states) and the causes that necessitated its creation. The return to "peace and tranquility" referenced not only the fight for ratification, but also Shays's Rebellion, an early tax revolt in western Massachusetts that demonstrated the weakness of government under the Articles of Confederation. Shays's Rebellion made clear the need to reform the central government and form a constitutional union, which in turn led to a blistering debate in Hancock's state. Massachusetts finally ratified the Constitution in February 1788 after Hancock and fellow patriot Samuel Adams endorsed it, along with the scheme to service the public debt through sale of federal lands that was crucial to the Constitution's success.Also includes reports of ratification disputes in North Carolina, the South Carolina Ratifying Convention, the election of officers to the Massachusetts Ancient Artillery Company at their dinner, including a list of toasts, and a resolution returning two Revolutionary War cannon to Massachu. (See website for full description)

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        An Account of the Pelew Islands

      London,: G. Nicol, 1788.. Quarto, two works bound in one, the first with a portrait frontispiece, a folding map and fifteen other engraved plates (one folding); the second with five plates; a fine and large copy in contemporary polished calf, sides bordered in gilt and blind, very well rebacked. First edition of one of the most popular eighteenth-century books on the Pacific, frequently reprinted and translated into a number of languages, complete with the Supplement published separately in 1803. 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 travelled with them to England, but died soon after of smallpox. This account did much to reinforce the idea of the noble savage, but was also the main source for early knowledge of the Palau Islands in Micronesia.George Keate, who compiled this official account of the voyage from the papers of Wilson, the Antelope's captain, and several of his officers, 'was the author of numerous books of poetry, history and letters, who counted Captain Wilson as well as Voltaire among his friends...' (Hill).This is a really handsome copy of the book, complete with the rare separately-published Supplement to the Account of the Pelew Islands by the Reverend Hockin (London, printed for Captain Henry Wilson by W. Bulmer, 1803; [viii], 72 pp.; with five engraved plates). The Supplement was prepared to appear in later editions but was also separately published as here for owners of the main account to bind into their copies. It is unusual to see copies where this has actually been done. On the verso of the title-page is an early-nineteenth-century manuscript note giving a short obituary of Keate and a list of his published works.Hill, 907.

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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. Stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece of Wilson by I. Heath after I. Russell, 16 engraved plates and maps (comprised of 1 folding map, 1 folding coastal profile, 3 views, 3 portraits and 8 other plates), extra-illustrated with 1 plate from the 1803 fifth edition of the same work. [with:] John Pearce HOCKIN (1773?- 1831). A supplement to the account of the Pelew Islands. London; printed for Captain Henry Wilson by W. Bulmer & Co, sold by G. & W.Nicol [and others], 1803. Half-title. 2 works in one volume, 4to (12 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches). Contemporary half russia, uncut, rebacked, later endpapers. Provenance: Sir Robert George Wyndham Herbert (1831-1905, bookplate). A fine, large, completely uncut set of the first edition of this highly popular and very readable work on the Palau Islands, together with the subsequent supplement, with an appropriate provenance. From the library of a British colonial administrator of the first rank: the governor of Queensland, under-secretary of the colonies, etc. 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 and has been described as '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). "In 1783 the Antelope, commanded by Captain Henry Wilson, was wrecked on a reef near one of the Palau (Pelew) Islands, a previously unexplored group. 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 good impression. Unhappily, in spite of all precautions, he soon died of smallpox. George Keate ... composed this relation from the journals and communications of Captain Wilson and some of his officers. The Account ... was extremely popular, and in 1788 and 1789 four editions were printed in London..." (Hill p.321). "After the death of Prince Lee Boo (sometimes called Libu) ... the East India Company sent two ships under Captain John M'Cluer to convey the unfortunate news to Abba Thule, the king of the Palau Islands. The Company also sent out gifts of cattle, domestic animals, plants, and seeds to the inhabitants. The Englishmen and the Palau islanders established friendly relationships, and the ships stayed intermittently for over a year, allowing the crew to teach the natives how to plant and cultivate the new crops. Each ship left for a few months at a time to survey the coast of New Guinea and to visit the coast of China ... After a time, M'Cluer married an island woman, resigned his commission, acquired a plantation, and became a Palau chieftain. After a year and a quarter, M'Cluer grew tired of the solitude, and he managed to reach the coast of China in a native boat ... He returned to Palau for his family and then sailed for Calcutta, India, where they were to live. Hockin's narrative ... was originally published as part of the fifth edition of Keate's work published in London in 1803. Some copies [as here] were issued as thin quarto separates, so that owners of the 1788 editions of Keate could bind the two together as one volume" (Hill pp.289-290). This copy is from the library of Sir Robert George Wyndham Herbert, G.C.B., who held the office of Premier of Queensland between 1859 and 1866; was Assistant Under- Secretary of the Colonial Office between 1869 and 1871; Under-Secretary of the Colonies between 1871 and 1892; and Agent-General of Tasmania between 1893 and 1896. Hill (2004) 907 & 816.

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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 Captain Wilson and Sold by G.Nicol, 1788. Second Edition, being the First Corrected Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. A Very Good copy of the Second Edition, being the First Corrected Edition, published in the same year as the scarce first printing, bound in elegant tree calf with the spine lettered in gilt on red and lined and decorated in gilt (expert repairs to joints, hinges - internal - strengthened with binder's tape, moderate wear to board corners neatly repaired, some foxing and offsetting typical to this title, one page with a tear to the lower margin with some loss but not affecting the text, lacking one illustration at page 187, illustration called to be at page 105 is instead bound at page 225 no tissue guard to front map --otherwise complete with all tissue guards present and several pages bound in the incorrect order at the end of the book but all are present); Keate's popular account of the Antelope's wreck and the rescue of its crew, the ship having been wrecked in 1783 on a reef near one of the Palau (Pelew) Islands, a previously unexplored group. The crew were treated kindly by the natives and then managed to build a new vessel out of materials salvaged from the Antelope's wreck, in which "new" vessel they then sailed to Macao. This is a beautiful copy, complete with all maps and plates, and with a wonderful, first-rate, Provenance. The book comes from the Library of Lord Selborne and carries the Selborne bookplate to the front pastedown. Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne PC (1812-1895), was a British lawyer and politician. He served twice as Lord Chancellor of Great Britain and also served as Member of Parliament which he entered parliament as a Conservative in 1847. Palmer served under Lord Palmerston and Lord Russell as Solicitor General between 1861 and 1863 and as Attorney General between 1863 and 1866. Under Gladstone, he became Lord Chancellor in 1872 and was created Baron Selborne, of Selborne in the County of Southampton. Roundell Palmer's son, William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne KG, GCMG, PC (1859 - 1942), from whose Estate this book comes, was a British politician and a one of Great Britain's most successful colonial administrators. He served as First Lord of the Admiralty and became High Commissioner for South Africa and governor of the Transvaal and Orange River colonies (where he went with the intention of guiding the destinies of South Africa during a period when the ex-Boer republics would be in a transitional state between crown colony government and self-government). King Edward VII made him a Knight of the Garter in 1909 in succession to the Marquis of Ripon (whose death opened one of the limited memberships available). A Very Good copy.

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      London: Published by S. Gilpin Knightsbridge, & R. Pollard, N. 15 Braynes Row Spa Fields, Feb. 11, 1788. Engraving and aquatint. With hand colour. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition with the exception of some light scuffing in the margins. 14 7/8 x 20 1/2 inches. 17 1/8 x 21 5/8 inches. 17 5/8 x 22 inches. A dramatic portrait of Dash, Colonel Thornton's prized pointer, after a painting by Sawrey Gilpin. Sawrey Gilpin studied art under Samuel Scott, the well-known landscape painter. He devoted himself to sporting art and developed a keen eye and hand for horse portraiture. In 1773 he was made a Director of the Society of Artists, and in the following year he was elected President. Gilpin caught the eye of Colonel Thornton who became his chief patron, commissioning such noted paintings as "The Death of the Fox," which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1793. This striking image is a portrait of Colonel Thornton's treasured hound Modish, and is one of two portraits painted by Gilpin of Thornton's hunting dogs. Robert Pollard and Francis Jukes produced many prints together with Pollard doing the etching and Jukes the aquatinting. Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints, 124-125.

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        An Account of the Pelew Islands

      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. 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 IngÈnu, 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).Hill, p. 160.

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        Öffentliche Erklärung über seine Verbindung mit dem Illuminatenorden. Nebst beyläufigen Digressionen betreffend Hrn. Johann August Stark und Hrn. Johann Kaspar Lavater

      Berlin und Stettin, (Nicolai) 1788.. 174 S., 1 Bl. HLdr. d. Zt. Wolfstieg 42783; Goed. IV/1, 503, 26: "Ernsthaft, mitunter auch ein wenig lustig zu lesen"; Knigge 86.38. - Erste Ausgabe. Wie sich aus bisher unveröffentlichten Briefen ergibt, wurde der Berliner Verleger durch Knigge für die Illuminaten geworben. Der von Nicolai auszugsweise abgedruckte Brief eines ungenannten Autors vom 23. März 1782, der `einige sehr wichtige Papiere zu senden` verspricht, ist von Knigge. - Etwas berieben, oberes Kapital bestoßen.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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. .

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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.

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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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