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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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        Dash

      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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        RELACION DEL ÚLTIMO 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, SUELO, CLIMA, Y PRODUCCIONES DEL ESTRECHO

      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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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JOHN ADAMS TO BENJAMIN RUSH, INDICATING THAT HE IS RETURNING TO AMERICA SHORTLY]

      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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        BIBLIA, DAS IST: DIE GANTZE HEILIGE SCHRIFT DESZ ALTEN UND NEUEN TESTAMENTS. WIE SOLCHE VON HERRN DOCTOR MARTIN LUTHER IM JAHR CHRISTI 1522

      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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        NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA

      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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        COMPENDIO DE LA HISTORIA GEOGRAFICA, NATURAL Y CIVIL DEL REYNO DE CHILE, ESCRITO EN ITALIANO POR EL ABATE DON JUAN IGNACIO MOLINA.

      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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        THE FEDERALIST: A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS WRITTEN IN FAVOR 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.. 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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        Trial of Frederick Calvert, Baron of Baltimore for a Rape on the Body of Sarah Woodcock; Trial of Jane Butterfield for the Wilful Murder of William Scawen; Trial of Elizabeth, Duchess Dowager of Kingston for Bigamy; Trial of John Browne with an Appendix

      Various Publishers, London, England 1788 - Transcripts from 4 famous trials of the 1700's, bound together. Lord Baltimore's trial was from 1768, Jane Butterfield's from 1775, the Duchess of Kingston's from 1776, and Major Browne's from 1788. Please contact me for more detailed information on any of these trials. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. 459 pp. Pages are tanned, but are clean. Several pages are wrinkled, and the title page on Calvert's trial is detached and damaged. Front board is fully detached, and back board is about halfway there. Several chips out of the spine. This could definitely benefit from rebinding. Scattered spotting throughout. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 3-5 pounds. Category: Law & Criminal Studies; Britain/UK; 18th century; Inventory No: 001498. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Hartford, Connecticut: Hudson and Goodwin, 1788. First edition. 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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