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        The Voyage Of Governor Phillip To Botany Bay with an Account of the Establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island compiled from Authentic Papers to which are added, The Journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball, & Capt. Marshall, with an Account of their New Discoveries.

      London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1789. - 4to. pp. 1 p.l., 6, [1 leaf]errata, viii, [8]list of subscribers, [3]plate list, x, 298, lxxiv, [2]ads. engraved title, 7 folding engraved charts & 47 engraved plates (incl. frontis. portrait). contemporary tree calf, rebacked with gilt spine mounted, corners renewed, new lettering piece (foxing to plates & neighbouring leaves, frontis. & title rather heavily affected, marginal dampstains to first few leaves). First Edition. "This was the first authentic and official account of the expedition to New South Wales and the foundation of the settlement. It aroused world-wide interest ". (Ferguson) Phillip was appointed to transport seven hundred and seventy-eight convicts to Australia in 1787 for the purposes of establishing the first colony in New South Wales. After his arrival he inspected various sites and decided the most suitable location for the colony would be Port Jackson. This work gives a detailed and accurate account of the early history of the settlement based on the official government documents and the journals of Phillip, Shortland, Watts, Ball, and Marshall. A twenty-page list of the names of the convicts transported is included in the appendix. The volume is handsomely illustrated with twenty plates of birds, ten of animals, four of fishes, one of plants, portraits of Phillip, King and Shortland, a view of Botany Bay, &c. Our copy contains early states of the ‘Kangooroo’ and ‘Wulpine Oppossum’ plates the captions for which were later changed to ‘Kanguroo’ and ‘Vulpine’. Ferguson 47. Hill p. 233. Casey Wood p. 518. Cox I p. 314. Wantrup pp. 59-64. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essays after the Cartoons of Raphael at Windsor. Drawn by J. Ruyssen. Engraved by Anthony Cardon.

      Windsor, [1789].. Elephant Folio. Engraved Titlepage plus 6 large engravings. Contemporary red maroquin (morocco) with gilt tooling and crest supralibro of Queen Charlotte (1761-1818), Queen Consort of Great Britain and Ireland Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Dampstain to endpapers, not effecting the titlepage and engravings. Remarkable binding and provenance.. [see Lowdes, Volume VIII, page 2036]

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        A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay; with an account of New South Wales

      London: J. Debrett, 1789. In fine condition, in an excellent modern period-style binding by Aquarius.. Octavo in fours, complete with the rare half-title and the 2pp. advertisement at end; a fine and internally very fresh copy in a handsome tree-calf binding, gilt. A lovely copy of the first edition of the most significant first settlement book - the earliest authentic account of settled Australia to appear in print. For years thought to have been published on 24 April 1789, it has now been conclusively shown that the book actually appeared on 4 April, a scant fortnight after the first vessels of the First Fleet returned. Long recognised as one of the scarcest of any of the First Fleet accounts, Tench's first book was actually published days, not weeks, after the various "Officer" and other chapbook accounts, which adds something to our understanding of the first rush of British interest in news from down-under.Tench's book not only predates the other First Fleet accounts, but it is also arguably the most readable and the most sympathetic (it is also the rarest to find in a complete state). John White's journal apart, the others are more or less official in tone; none has the directness of Tench's description of life in the first days of the colony.Tench signs off the preface to his book "Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, New South Wales, July 10, 1788". Tench had come to an arrangement with the London publisher, Debrett, before he left England. His account proved popular, not surprisingly in view of the large public that would have been curious for news of the colony, and three editions in English, a Dublin piracy, as well as French, German, Swedish and Dutch translations all appeared quickly.Tench played an important role in the early exploration of the area around Sydney (he discovered the Nepean River and traced it to the Hawkesbury, and began the many attempts to conquer the Blue Mountains). Yet his most important role in the history of the convict settlement at Sydney Cove was as a writer who spread information for the general public in Britain while preserving important details for posterity. He was a lively, good-humoured and cultured member of the new society, and these qualities come through in his book which gives a vivid picture of the voyage out, and the establishment of the town at Sydney Cove. Apart from its importance as the first genuine description of the new colony, Tench's narrative provides us with the clearest of the surviving images of the first crucial months of settlement. Crittenden, A Bibliography of the First Fleet, 222; Ferguson, 48; Hill, 1685; Australian Rare Books , 2.

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        The Voyage Of Governor Phillip To Botany Bay with an Account of the Establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island compiled from Authentic Papers?to which are added, The Journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball, & Capt. Marshall, with an Account of their New Discoveries

      London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1789. First Edition. "This was the first authentic and official account of the expedition to New South Wales and the foundation of the settlement. It aroused world-wide interest...". (Ferguson) Phillip was appointed to transport seven hundred and seventy-eight convicts to Australia in 1787 for the purposes of establishing the first colony in New South Wales. After his arrival he inspected various sites and decided the most suitable location for the colony would be Port Jackson. This work gives a detailed and accurate account of the early history of the settlement based on the official government documents and the journals of Phillip, Shortland, Watts, Ball, and Marshall. A twenty-page list of the names of the convicts transported is included in the appendix. The volume is handsomely illustrated with twenty plates of birds, ten of animals, four of fishes, one of plants, portraits of Phillip, King and Shortland, a view of Botany Bay, &c. Our copy contains early states of the ?Kangooroo? and ?Wulpine Oppossum? plates the captions for which were later changed to ?Kanguroo? and ?Vulpine?. Ferguson 47. Hill p. 233. Casey Wood p. 518. Cox I p. 314. Wantrup pp. 59-64. 4to. pp. 1 p.l., 6, [1 leaf]errata, viii, [8]list of subscribers, [3]plate list, x, 298, lxxiv, [2]ads. engraved title, 7 folding engraved charts & 47 engraved plates (incl. frontis. portrait). contemporary tree calf, rebacked with gilt spine mounted, corners renewed, new lettering piece (foxing to plates & neighbouring leaves, frontis. & title rather heavily affected, marginal dampstains to first few leaves)

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        Essays after the Cartoons of Raphael at Windsor. Drawn by J. Ruyssen. Engraved by Anthony Cardon

      Windsor, . Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Dampstain to endpapers, not effecting the titlepage and engravings. Remarkable binding and provenance.. Windsor, [1789]. Elephant Folio. Engraved Titlepage plus 6 large engravings. Contemporary red maroquin (morocco) with gilt tooling and crest supralibro of Queen Charlotte (1761-1818), Queen Consort of Great Britain and Ireland Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Dampstain to endpapers, not effecting the titlepage and engravings. Remarkable binding and provenance. [see Lowdes, Volume VIII, page 2036]

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        Disertacion historica sobre la aparicion de S. Isidro Labrador, Patron de Madrid, á los reyes de Castilla, Aragon y Navarra, y á todo el exército christiano, antes de le famosa batalla de las navas de Tolosa

      N.p. (Madrid), Imprenta Real, 1789.. Octavo. Pp. 283. Hardcover, bound in contemporary full calf, gilt-ruled sides, spine gilt, crimson morocco lettering-piece in gilt, marbled endpapers and edges, cloth ribbon marker; extremities worn, last few leaves with some worm trace. A very good copy. ~ First edition.

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        Des droits et devoirs du citoyen.

      - Kell, 1789. In-12, (4)-367-(1) pp., reliure de l'époque plein vélin de réemploi, tranches jaspées rouges (reliure légèrement frottée). Ex-libris armorié : Château du Perray. Edition originale. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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        The charter, constitution and bye-laws of the Providence Association of Mechanics and manufacturers

      Providence, printed by Bennett Wheeler, for the Association, [1789]. 8vo., viii + (1) + 10 - 28pp., including the half-title, the paper generally rather browned, several leaves affected by dampstains, bound in early 20th century blue half roan over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, extremities work, the original plain wrappers bound in, these worn and very soiled, with early marks of ownership including Ephraim Arnold> (contemporary) and 19th and 20th century library stamps of the Rhode Island Historical Society> (with 'duplicate' counterstamp) on front pastedown, upper wrapper and half-title (but not on title or text), the text uncut. First edition: of great rarity. Copies located by OCLC only at Brown + Amer.Ant.Soc. Kress (B.5434) has an edition of 1808 but apparently nothing earlier. No edition in Goldsmiths. Not in Sabin. Evans 22085. Alden, J.E. Rhode Island>, 1151. Rink, E. Technical Americana> 403. The establishment of the Providence Association of Mechanics and Manufacturers is something of a landmark in American labour history. At the anniversary banquet of the Association in February 1860 it could be said, apparently with justification, that the institution was 'one of the oldest and most honourable Associations in the country, connected with the industrial progress of the land'. Among the organization's founders were several of the town's most prestigious tradesmen. They included Colonel William Barton, Barzillai Richmond and Charles Keene, the Association's first President and Vice-President, Amos Atwell, the Association's first Treasurer. 'As individuals, these men had already achieved social respectability and political influence Now they hoped to mobilize Providence mechanics as a whole to achieve common goals through corporate means. In their petition for a state charter, the Association's founders identified as their primary objective 'encouraging and promoting such manufactures as will be advantageous to this State, and the United States, - and to extend the same as far as may be useful to the community'. [Petition to Rhode Island General Assembly>, XXIV, 141]. In establishing their institutional priorities, the founders drew on the rich tradition of European guilds and craft companies to emphasize the principles of cooperation and mutual assistance within the trades. Without asserting an exclusive privilege to govern local crafts, the founders sought to strengthen internal craft discipline and collective self-regulation by mandating that members obey 'any regulations' henceforth adopted by the practitioners of their respective trades. The founders considered price controls, assumed guild-like authority for arbitrating disputes between members and for settling complaints by the general community. Among the Association's purposes was the usual social care function which assisted members who fell upon hard times (to aid 'any member who may, through sickness or misfortune, fall into want'). The Association seems also to have been empowered to provide industrial grants for suitable new enterprizes ('promoting industry and giving a just encouragement to ingenuity'). To carry out their corporate program, the founders designed a highly democratic organization headed by officers elected annually by the members at large. Equally important, major policy decisions remained in the hands of the general membership, which was required to meet at least four times a year and which at the outset assembled, on average, more than twice that often.' [Ralph D. Gray & Michael A. Morrison, New perspectives on the early republic>, pp.109-112]. See also Dorothea Jane Tormey, The Providence Association of Mechanics and Manufacturers: the first thirty years>, 1957. The Association was dissolved in the latter part of the 19th century, in 1894 becoming the Rhode Island Association of Mechanicians, then the Providence Association of Mechanical Engineers and finally the Providence Engineering Society.

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        Nouveau voyage en Espagne ou tableau de l'etat actuel de cette monarchie EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Regnault, 1789. Fine. Chez Regnault, à Paris 1789, 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 8 (12x20cm), (4) iv 368pp. (1) et (4) 382pp; (4) et (4) 402pp. (2), relié. - Second printing of the first edition with relay as illustrated 3 folding maps (Spain, Madrid and Cadiz Bay), the colored map of Spain and 9 boards including 7 folding. Sheepskin brown half contemporary. Back tooled raised fat nets. Part of title and volume number in tan calf. Hat Volume I partially frayed, torn from Volume 2, a lack in Volume 3; tail of Volume I and 2 partially torn. Lower joint Volume 2 open tail. Volume 3 of the upper joint split tail. Overall very rubbed. I trimmed the edge of the volume and other volumes blunt. 3 boards bearing tears. Wetting at the beginning of Volume II. The advantage of this trip is to take care of contemporary Spain in the late eighteenth century. It was written by an eyewitness, Ambassador of France to Madrid, Baron Jean François de Bourgoing. From 1782, he chose to visit Spain to establish a true picture. It covers all aspects, economics, commerce, institutions, kitchen ... --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Second tirage de l'édition originale avec titre de relais, illustrée de 3 cartes dépliantes (Espagne, Madrid et baie de Cadix) dont la carte d'Espagne coloriée, et de 9 planches dont 7 dépliantes. Reliure en demi basane brune d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de filets gras. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en veau fauve. Coiffe du tome I en partie élimée, arrachée au tome 2, un manque au tome 3 ; queue des tome I et 2 en partie arrachées. Mors inférieur du tome 2 ouvert en queue. mors supérieur du tome 3 fendu en queue. Ensemble très frotté. Bordure du tome I rognée et des autres tomes émoussées. 3 planches portant des déchirures. Mouillure en début du tome II. L'intérêt de ce voyage est de s'occuper de l'Espagne contemporaine à la fin du XVIIIe. Il a été écrit par un témoin direct, l'ambassadeur de France à Madrid, le baron Jean François de Bourgoing. A partir de 1782, il choisit de visiter l'Espagne pour en établir un tableau véritable. Il en présente tous les aspects, économie, commerce, institutions, cuisine...

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        Essai sur la régénération physique morale et politique des Juifs EDITION ORIGINALE

      Metz: De l'imprimerie de Claude Lamort, 1789. Fine. De l'imprimerie de Claude Lamort, Metz 1789, in-8 (13x21,5cm), (2f. titre) (2f. tables) 262pp. (1f. priv.), relié. - Original rare Edition. Bound in brown sheepskin posterior half (ca 1820), back with four nerves decorated with gilded nets, cold jewels and a piece of black morocco title. Paper plates to the tank. All marbled edges. A few small spots in low margin of the last leaf, otherwise copy of freshness. The Enlightenment, or a more extensive way his mind, will have resulted not only in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the citizen, but to a deeper reflection on human freedom, political injustices were quickly targets, including the abolition of slavery and the emancipation of the Jews and their civic integration; it had already taken off in France by Louis XVI Tolerance Edict in 1787 (under the influence of Malesherbes) granting civil rights to Jews. If the text of the Abbé Grégoire dates from the same year, it will not stop to literature and go up to the National Assembly 3 August 1789 requesting the total emancipation of the Jews. The original text of Gregory, a competition organized by the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Metz for the year 1787 whose subject was: "Are there ways to make them more useful and happier Jews France? "Two texts will be distinguished, that of Gregory and a second Thiery. The Academy has not awarded price, the contest was renewed the following year, where Gregory shared the prize with other nominees. "The test of Abbé Henri Grégoire is a work that stands as a symbol for a part of humanity. It is a spiritual meeting place where joins the miserable situation of Jews in France at the end of the Old Regime, interviewing men of the Enlightenment deal with this condition flouting the nascent ideology of human rights and the strength of conviction of Abbé Grégoire, certainly one of the men that the denial of injustice and generosity of heart led to more firmly support the cause of the oppressed "(R. Badinter). - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare. Reliure en demi basane brune postérieure (ca 1820), dos à quatre nerfs ornés de filets dorés, de fleurons à froid ainsi que d'une pièce de titre de maroquin noir. Plats de papier à la cuve. Toutes tranches marbrées. Quelques petites taches en marge basse du dernier feuillet, sinon exemplaire d'une grande fraîcheur.   La philosophie des Lumières, ou d'une manière plus extensive son esprit, aura abouti non seulement à la Déclaration des droits de l'homme et du citoyen, mais à une réflexion plus profonde sur la liberté de l'homme, les injustices politiques en furent rapidement les cibles, notamment l'abolition de l'esclavage et l'émancipation des Juifs et leur intégration citoyenne ; celle-ci avait déjà pris son essor en France par l'Edit de tolérance de Louis XVI en 1787 (sous l'influence de Malesherbes) qui accorde l'état civil aux Juifs. Si le texte de l'abbé Grégoire date de la même année, ce dernier ne s'arrêtera pas à la littérature et montera à l'Assemblée Nationale le 3 août 1789 pour demander l'émancipation totale des Juifs. A l'origine du texte de Grégoire, un concours organisé par l'Académie des sciences et des arts de Metz pour l'année 1787, dont le sujet était : « Est-il des moyens de rendre les Juifs plus utiles et plus heureux en France ? » Deux textes seront distingués, celui de Grégoire et un second de Thiery. L'Académie n'ayant pas décerné de prix, le concours fut reconduit l'année suivante, où Grégoire se partagea le prix avec d'autres nominés.   « L'Essai de l'Abbé Henri Grégoire est une œuvre qui demeure comme un symbole pour une partie de l'humanité. C'est un lieu de rencontre spirituelle où se rejoignent la situation misérable des Juifs de France à la fin de l'Ancien Régime, l'interrogation des hommes des Lumières face à cette condition bafouant l'idéologie naissante des droits de l'homme et la force de conviction de l'Abbé Grégoire, assurément l'un des hommes que le refus de l'injustice et la générosité du cœur ont conduit à soutenir le plus fermement la cause des opprimés » (R. Badinter).

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        VIE DU CAPITAINE COOK, traduite de l'anglois du docteur Kippis, Membre de la Société Royale de Londres.

      Paris, Rue des Poitevins, Hôtel de Thou, 1789.FIRST FRENCH 8vo EDITION 1789, FIRST ISSUE (without translator's name on title page), 2 VOLUMES COMPLETE. In original wrappers and uncut as issued. Text in French. 8vo, approximately 210 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, woodcut vignette to title pages and headpieces to opening chapters, pages: Volume 1, half - title and title page, lvi, [1] - 458; Volume 2, half - title and title page, [1] - 497, including Appendix, Le Morai Poeme by Miss Helene Maria Williams, THIS SET STILL IN THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S WRAPPERS AND UNCUT AS ISSUED, small paper labels to spines, housed in a wine coloured cloth drop down box, gilt lettered black label to spine with gilt edges, inside at the bottom of the spine is the binder's name "Newbold & Colins Sydney". Binding rubbed and showing wear, heads of both spines have old neat repairs,covers a little creased and chipped at edges, some pale stains to binding, old ink writing to top of the back of the first cover, occasional pale stain to inner margins and occasional foxing or small brown spots, otherwise a very good copy. See The Parsons Collection, Rare Pacific Voyage Books by Hordern House, Part 1, No. 82; Beddie, The Library of New South Wales, Bibliography of Captain James Cook, page 10; David W. Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780 - 1900, Volume 1, page 136. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U.

      O. O. u. D. - 1 S. Qu.-gr.-8vo. "Schön ist wohl das Künstler-Leben, | Süß, sehr oft wie Mandeln und Ziweben [!], | Doch giebt es auch oft bittere daneben!" - Adalbert Gyrowetz stand als Sekretär und Musiker im Dienst des Grafen Franz von Fünfkirchen in Wien, lernte dort u. a. Mozart und Haydn kennen, trat mit einigen Symphonien als Komponist hervor und setzte seine musikalische Ausbildung bei Nicola Sala und Giovanni Paisiello in Neapel fort. "1789 ging Gyrowetz über Mailand und Paris nach London, wo er seit 1791 für die Salomon Concerts und The Pantheon Theatre als Komponist tätig war und u. a. die Oper 'Semiramide' schrieb, deren Aufführung durch den Brand des Pantheons verhindert wurde, dem auch die Partitur zum Opfer fiel . 1792 kehrte Gyrowetz über Brüssel nach Paris zurück, kam 1793 nach Wien und trat als Legationssekretär in den österr. Staatsdienst ein. 1804-31 war er Hofkapellmeister und Dirigent der Wiener Hofoper und veranstaltete bis 1847 zahlreiche Konzerte. Neben seinen dreißig Opern, u. a. 'Robert oder die Prüfung' (1813) und 'Hans Sachs' (1836), komponierte Gyrowetz vorwiegend Symphonien und Streichquartette" (DBE).

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        Le antichitá de Ercolano. Pittura 1-3.

      - Rome, 1789-90. Folio. (4),+ (48) pp.+ 48 engr. plates: (4),+ (48) pp.+ 48 engr. plates: (4),+ (60),+ (6) pp.+ 60 engr. plates. Minor foxing in beginning of part one. Contemporary green half morocco, richly gilt spines. Three volumes, front board to volume one with a paper tear. Fine copy. Garcia 10738. Furchheim p. 70. Vinet 1719. The first three parts, with the complete paintings, of the engraver Tommasi Piroli?s (1750-1824) re-engravings of the large ?Le antichita d'Ercolano eposte? Two volumes of Bronzi were published in 1792-94 and ?Lucerne e candelabri? in 1807. The three Pittura parts contain 156 engraved plates in all, and have a separate index to all three parts. A new edition of Piroli?s work was published in 1804-07. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne,

      London: B. White and Son,, 1789. in the County of Southampton: with Engravings, and an Appendix. Quarto (253 × 193 mm). Contemporary marbled calf by Christian Kalthoeber (with his ticket), skilfully rebacked with the original decorative gilt spine laid down, three-line gilt border on sides, yellow edges, gilt roll-tool turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Engraved vignette title, large folding view of Selborne, 4 plates of views, folding plate of the Black-winged Stilt, plate of fossilised shell. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown of Lord Gray (probably Francis, 14th Lord Gray, 1765-1842); book label of Nicholas Wall on rear pastedown. Short closed-tear at inner margin of frontispiece, otherwise a very nice, tall copy, with the errata leaf. First edition of one of the great English books of the eighteenth century. "White's Natural History of Selborne is open to everyone, for everyone has observed much of what it describes. Writer and reader each share the inheritance of the natural world, and delight in what is given, so that Selborne becomes an expression of universal thanksgiving, treasured by all" (ODNB). The binding is from the atelier of Christian Kalthoeber, the German-born, London-based book binder, considered the finest of his day.

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        Voyage from New South Wales to Canton, in the year 1788, with Views of the Islands discovered

      London: J. Debrett, 1789. Quarto, with an engraved vignette on the title and four large folding plates; a very good copy, handsomely bound in half speckled calf, spine gilt-ruled with raised bands, the Coles copy with his bookplate. First edition of this rare (indeed sometimes forgotten) First Fleet book, which also describes the first trading voyage out of Port Jackson in 1788.Captain Thomas Gilbert was part of the establishment of the first European settlement at Port Jackson as commander of the Charlotte, the 335-ton First Fleet transport that carried over 100 convicts to Australia. Charlotte left Port Jackson on 6 May 1788 bound for China to take on a cargo of tea under charter to the East India Company. Travelling with Captain Gilbert was Captain John Marshall on the Scarborough, another First Fleet ship that had delivered 208 convicts to the newly established colony.Gilbert records in small detail the voyage to and his subsequent stay in Port Jackson. 'I had on board my ship upwards of one hundred and thirty convicts, male and female: many of the former were fellows of a most abandoned and desperate character...; I took leave of Governor Phillip... and here let me embrace the opportunity... of acknowledging... the civilities I received from those gentlemen; among whom I would particularly notice that valuable officer Captain Hunter.' Gilbert also makes much mention of the constant fight to hold scurvy at bay 'we hauled... for fish as often as possible, but we found, that though this kind of food might palliate in some degree, the violence of the scurvy, it did not prove an effectual remedy.'Gilbert goes on to describe their voyage to Canton, the first trading voyage to be undertaken out of Port Jackson. En route he discovered the Gilbert and Marshall islands, naming them for himself and his fellow captain.The Voyage from New South Wales to Canton was designed to be a companion volume to surgeon John White's Account of the Voyage to Botany Bay and the Establishment of the Colony at Port Jackson. The two works are very occasionally found bound together, and in fact the publisher's advertisement for White's journal at the end of this volume notes that 'the above being uniformly printed to bind with Captain Gilbert's Voyage, may be bound together or separate'. Ferguson, 38; Hill, 702; Australian Rare Books, 18.

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        The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay, with an Account of theh Establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island... to which are added the Journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball & Capt. Marshall

      London: John Stockdale, 1789. Quarto, portrait and engraved title, seven folding engraved charts and 46 engraved plates; bound with the final leaf of advertisements, with the title-page in the first state, the early state of the 'Kangooroo' (later changed to 'Kanguroo'), and of the 'Wulpine Opossum' plate, and page 122 misnumbered 221; a fine copy in contemporary mottled calf, skilfully rebacked with original spine laid down, spine fully gilt with original crimson label and the bookplate of an early owner. A handsome copy of the first edition: the foundation book of European settlement in Australia.Based on the governor's journals and despatches and assembled into book form by the London publisher Stockdale, this is - as the the official account of the first settlement - the single most important book to describe the journey to Botany Bay and the foundations of modern Australia. It describes the events from March 1787, just before the First Fleet sailed from the Isle of Wight, up to September 1788. There is a chapter dealing with the fauna of New South Wales, appendices detailing the routes of various ships to Botany Bay, from Botany Bay to Norfolk Island and from Port Jackson to various other ports, and finally a list of convicts sent to New South Wales. The book also contains some excellent maps by John Hunter and William Dawes, including the first of the Sydney Cove settlement, which shows in detail the buildings and "progress" which had been made by July 1788.The Davidson summarises the importance of this volume: 'Being the authentic record of first settlement the work's importance cannot be over-emphasised, and no collection [of Australiana] can be complete without a copy', and Wantrup notes that 'as a detailed and officially sanctioned account of the new colony, the first edition of Stockdale's Phillip is a key work and essential to any serious collection of Australian books'. Crittenden, A Bibliography of the First Fleet, 180; Ferguson, 47; Hill, 1346; Australian Rare Books, 5.

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        Reise des jungen Anacharsis durch Griechenland, vierhundert Jahre vor der gewöhnlichen Zeitrechnung. Aus dem Französischen

      Bln., Libau, bei Lagarde und Friedrich 1789-1793.. Bde. 7 Bde. (Komplett!) 8°. Zus. ca. 1800 S. Je Bd. m. 1 gest. Fontisp. u. 34 tlw. mehrf. gefalt. Kupfertaf. (dav. 4 Münztaf. u. 15 mehrf. gefalt. Karten des Geographen Jean-Denis Barbié du Bocage. Mehrere mehrf. gefalt. Grund- und Aufrisse u. Zeichnungen antiker Bauten u. ein mehrf. gefalt. Stich der Zeichnung: 'Platon mit seinen Schülern auf dem Vorgebirge Sunium.' Blattgr. 25,5x41 cm. Bildgr. 18x28,5 cm. Die Stiche sind komplett! In Teil 2 befinden sich statt der am Tit. angekündigten 13 Taf. eine Taf. mehr, also 14. Dafür finden sich in Teil 3 statt der 6 am Tit. angekündigten Taf. nur fünf. DEr Grund dafür findet sich findet sich in der 'Nachricht für den Buchbinder' am letzten Bll. von Tl. 3. Dort heißt es: 'Die Abbildung einer Athenischen Münze gehört noch zum 2. Bande S. 179.' Im vorliegenden Werk sind also die Stiche nicht nur vollständig sondern auch korrekt eingebunden! Kart. d. Zt., 7. Bd. abweichend in HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückengoldpräg. gebunden. Rü. v. Bd. 1-6 restaur. Graesse I, 300; Fromm 2082 - Erste deutsche Ausgabe der berühmten, mehrfach nachgedruckten Beschreibung Griechenlands in Form einer fiktiven Reise in das 4. Jhdt.. v. Chr. - Übersetzt nach der zweiten Ausgabe. - Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, genannt Abbé Barthélemy (1716-1795), war ein französischer Kleriker, Archäologe, Numismatiker und Literat. 1788 veröffentlichte er das hier vorliegende Werk 'Voyage du jeune Anacharsis en Grèce dans le milieu du IVe siècle'. An die Figur des Anacharsis knüpft er die literarische Fiktion des Jüngeren Anacharsis an und macht ihn zum Helden dieses großen Reiseromans, der das Griechenlandbild seiner Zeit entscheidend prägte.

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        Memoria chronologica dos excellentissimos prelados, que tem existido na Cathedral desta cidade de Lamego, desde o fim do quarto seculo . . .

      Lisbon, Antonio Rodrigues Galhardo, 1789. - ix, 134 pp. 4°, eighteenth-century mottled calf, minor wear and some pinpoint worming on spine. Crisp and clean. In fine condition. Title-page inscribed "Ex libris Caroli Francisci Garnier et Amicorum" (see below), and with "Garnier" stamped in gilt on both covers of the binding. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this work with biographical information on the bishops of Lamego from the sixth century to the author's time. Mendes da Fonseca, a native of Lamego and dean of the Cathedral there, also wrote a commentary on the @Satires of Persius.@Provenance: from the collection of Charles François Garnier, eighteenth-century French cleric who served as @capelão-mor at the Church of S. Luis dos Franceses in Lisbon (see @Grande enciclopedia).---- Innocêncio III, 420. Not in Palha. Azevedo-Samodães 2069. Avila-Perez 4882. Not in @Ticknor Catalogue. Not located in NUC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Britannia: or, a Chorographical Description of the flourishing kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the islands adjacent; from the earliest antiquity. By William Camden. Translated from the edition published by the author in MDCVII. Enlarged by the latest discoveries, by Richard Gough. In three volumes. Illustrated with maps, and other copper-plates. Volume the first [- third].

      Printed by John Nichols for T. Payne and Son and G. G. J. and J. Robinson 1789 - FINE PAPER COPY OF THE FIRST GOUGH EDITION, with an engraved portrait frontispiece, and a total of 153 maps and plates, the maps fully hand-coloured (i.e. not in outline only), almost all the maps, and many of the plates, double-page or folding, 7 engravings in the text, and 1 folding Table, occasional foxing and browning, map of Cheshire bound in upside down, large folio (43.5 x 27.5 cms), contemporary sprinkled calf, pair of widely spaced gilt fillets on side, small corner ornaments, all vols. rebacked preserving original spines, red and green lettering pieces, armorial bookplates inside front cover of vol. i of John Warren of Handcross Park, and Judge Frederick Adolphus Philbrick (1835-1912), good. A magnificent set of what is regarded as the best edition, with the maps beautifully hand-coloured. We have given the total of the maps and plates as a single figure, since some of the plates could be considered maps (are so by Chubb). 'Gough's other major publication was the revision of Camden's Britannia. [He] translated Camden's entire text anew, a task that took him seven years. The actual printing took a further nine . It was on the whole . agreed to be a work of immense value . He had planned the enterprise since 1773 and collected new material assiduously from that date. As well as visiting every county himself, he called upon a network of antiquarian friends and correspondents to seek out information, check proofs, and offer suggestions. In 1806 it was reprinted in four volumes, with corrections and additions to the first volume only. A third edition was due to be published but was set back by the fire at Nichols's printing office in 1808, and Gough's health thereafter declined too rapidly to see the project through. The plates and the notes were left to the Bodleian Library along with Gough's other papers, and it was hoped that the delegates of Oxford University Press would oversee the publication of the revised edition, but the volumes with the notes and additions still remain in the Bodleian's manuscript collection, unpublished' (ODNB). (Chubb CCLXXI; Fordham, Cary p. 30))

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        Introducción á la Historia Natural y á la Geografía Física de España .

      1789. . 1789 - Imprenta Real. Madrid. Tercera edición. 1 Vol. . Portada+12 H.+554 pp. Cuarto. Plena Piel de época. Botánica / Agronomía / Ciencias Naturales / Biología , Geografía / Atlas / Mapas / Cartografía / Geología , Siglo XVIII , Vasco-Navarro (General), Viajes / Guías / Turismo . Extraordinario libro de viajes del naturalista Bowles por España. Es interesantísimo el apartado relativo al País Vasco, que conoció de forma detallada, y lo describió cantando las excelencias del país. Buen ejemplar con su encuadernación de época en plena piel con dorados y tejuelo en lomera.

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        Théologie. Encyclopédie Méthodique. par une societé de gens de lettres, de savans et d'artistes.

      1789-90. . 1789 - Imp. de Louis-Pierre Couret. Orléans, Francia. . 3 Vol. . Vol.I: VIII+XXIII+736 pp. Vol.II: 780 pp. Vol.III: 859 pp. Cuarto Mayor. Pasta española de época. Idiomas (Francés), Religión / Teología / Ética / Monasterios /Ordenes Religiosas (General), Siglo XVIII . Diccionario de términos de teología, comprendido dentro de una enciclopedia que abarcaba todas las ramas del saber, editada en la Francia de la Revolución. Buen ejemplar, con amplios márgenes y papel limpio, encuadernado en pasta española de época con dorados, nervios y dobles tejuelos en las lomeras de los tres volúmenes.

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        Oracion funebre que en las solemnes excequias del Muy Alto, y Poderoso Señor Carlos III, Rey de Espana y de las Indias, celebradas en la Santa Iglesia Metropolitana de la Plata, con asistencia de su Real Audiencia, y Csabildos Eclesiàsticos, y Secular, dixo .

      Buenos Aires , en la Real Imprenta de los Niños Expositos, 1789. - Title page in red and black. Luxuriously printed on heavy paper, with large type and wide margins. (1 l.), 128 pp. 4°, contemporary (or slightly later) mottled sheep (one corner bumped), flat spine with gilt bands and ornaments (worn and chipping, hinges weak), marbled endleaves. Internally fine, overall in very good condition. Old paper tag with blue border and shelfmark in ink ("74") near head of spine. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this funeral oration, printed with generous margins and a title page in red and black, the first two-color printing in Rio de la Plata, judging from Medina.San Alberto, an absolutist, eulogizes the saintliness of King Carlos III of Spain (1716-1788), one of the eighteenth century's most famous enlightened despots. King Carlos's activities included promoting education, facilitating trade and industry, and reforming the Church. The reforms included the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1767, a fact referred to obliquely on pp. 58-61. Furlong notes that some of San Alberto's effusive praise was disputed even by his contemporaries.Frei José Antonio de San Alberto (1727-1804), born in the Aragonese town of Fresno, professed in the Carmelite convent in Zaragoza in 1744 and was named prior of the Convent of St. Theresa in 1766. He later became Procurador General of the Order in Madrid and acted as royal preacher and Examinador Sinodal for the Archbishop of Toledo. In 1778 he was appointed Bishop of Córdoba de Tucumán by Carlos III, and in 1786 became Bishop of La Plata. He was one of the outstanding prelates of the late colonial period in Latin America, known for his learning and for his charity to the poor. For his contributions to education, he has been compared to Domingo F. Sarmiento, father of the educational system in Argentina. René-Moreno commented, "The characteristics of the writings of San Alberto are: persuasive reasoning based upon a great deal of first-hand knowledge of the sacred scriptures and canons. They follow a simple and cohesive structure and a mellifluous tone which draws even the most profane readers. This last feature has assured a lasting success to his writings" (no. 508).---- Furlong, @Rioplatenses 332. Medina, @La Plata 115. Palau 289515. Sabin 75980. OCLC: 47646214 (Harvard University-Houghton Library, Indiana University); 84241095 (John Carter Brown Library); 776422935 (Biblioteca Nacional de España); 504636616 (British Library). CCPBE locates copies at in the Biblioteca Pública del Estado en Huesca, the Fundación Lázaro Galdiano in Madrid, and the Facultad de Teología del Norte de España in Burgos. Rebiun lists an incomplete manuscript copy at the Biblioteca Nacional de España (OCLC 776422936). Copac repeats the copy at British Library. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Derrotero de las Costas de España en el Mediterraneo, y Su Correspondiente de Africa ? [with:] Derrotero de las Costas de España en el Océano Atlántico

      Madrid: Ibarra, Hijos y Comañia, 1789. First edition. [vi], lviii, [ii], 227, [1, errata] ; [ii], xvii, [i], 247, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Recent quarter brown calf, red morocco spine label, and ninteenth century marbled boards. First title page browned, with some marginal flaws, laid down (covering text on verso), light dampstain at lower corner of pp. xxvii-lviii. Very good. First edition. [vi], lviii, [ii], 227, [1, errata] ; [ii], xvii, [i], 247, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Navigation guide for the Mediterranean and Atlantic costs of Spain and North Africa. Tofino himself was a sailor and cosmographer. He participated in the expedition against Algiers and also in the siege of Gibraltar before turning his attention to this maritime atlas of Spain. This work includes an introduction by José de Vargas y Ponce, the sailor, poet and scholar who participated in the siege of Gibraltar. At about this time he was working on a naval dictionary which was never published. His notes here are possibly drawn from this unpublished work. An accompanying volume of maps was issued in the same year, but is lacking here as usual. Palau 332929 & 332930; Sabin 98306

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        Observations, Relative Chiefly To Picturesque Beauty, Made in the Year 1776, On several Parts of Great Britain; Particularly The High-Lands of Scotland.

      1789 - 8vo (216 x 131 mm). Two vols. Elegantly bound in contemporary tan speckled calf, both boards decorated with a gilt border comprised of a pair of double fillets containing a gilt roll tooled border of dots, the inner corners decorated with a quarter fan shaped tool, the spine divided into six compartments, each with a triple fillet border surrounded by a gilt wave roll tooled border, green morocco and gilt label to the second, red morocco and gilt label to the fourth, the remaining compartments decorated with a gilt sun-burst centre tool, contained within a circle of gilt tooled dots, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers; pp. vii, [i.(blank)], xi, [i.(blank)], 221, [1, (blank)]; title, 196, xx, [1f.], 37 of 40 tinted aquatint and soft ground etched plates, (lacking Kilchurn Castle (p.177), Inverary Castle (p.181) in Vol I. and a view of Dunbarton Castle (p.45) in Vol. II.), apparently never bound in, otherwise a bright, clean set. First edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Authentic Journal of the Expedition under Commodore Phillips to Botany Bay: with an Account of the Settlement made at Port Jackson and a Description of the Inhabitants, &c. With a Copy of a Letter from Captain Tench of the Marines; and a List of the Civil and Military Establishment. To which is added An Historical Narrative of the Discovery of New Holland

      London: Printed for C. Forster.., 1789. Octavo; frontispiece folding map hand-coloured in outline (margins of map neatly repaired at edge); very good in recent dark green crushed morocco gilt. The first book on the foundation of Australia. The very first book to describe the foundation of Australia: an exceptionally rare, important and elusive book. Known in only two private and four institutional copies, this is rarer even than either Blaxland's Journal of a Tour of Discovery or Lewin's Birds of New South Wales. It belongs to a very small handful of Australian books that are celebrated and important but virtually never seen on the market.With the possible exception of a single sheet of printed paper (the broadside Extract of a Journal by Richard Williams, the exact date of publication of which in 1789 is uncertain - that broadside survives in a single copy at the Mitchell Library), this was the earliest full account of settlement in New South Wales to be separately published. Rushed into print to meet the incredible demand for news of Botany Bay, it predates all the traditional "First Fleet Books".Published on 2 April 1789, the Authentic Journal appeared only ten days after the earliest of the First Fleet ships to return to England had docked in Plymouth, eight days after the first newspaper mentions, and only six days after the first official despatches from the colony had reached the government in London. The man in the street in 1789 was thus well up on events in New South Wales virtually as soon as the inner enclaves of government.The arrival of any word from New South Wales should be seen in the context of a public longing for information. For every First-Fleeter there must have been dozens of connections who had waited more than two years for news of their banished spouses, children, relatives, friends, neighbours or colleagues, who might as well have been on the moon for all they knew of their fate. The whole public too waited for news of the transportation experiment.The First Fleet accounts with which we are familiar - Tench and Phillip, followed by White, Hunter, Tench's second book and Collins's two books - were written by and in the main intended for members of the establishment. Information was decidedly scarce for the ordinary man in the street, not least because of a lack of material coming back from the ordinary man in New South Wales, who did not have the benefit of access to despatches, nor contracts with publishers negotiated before his departure. It should not be forgotten too that a significant proportion of the transported personnel colonising the Australian east coast was not even literate.London publishers, then as now anxious to profit from fast-breaking news, would have cast around for any information that they could broadcast in the spring of 1789. The information that appears here was in fact derived from a number of sources. The first twenty pages are based on reports that appeared in the London Chronicle on 24, 26 and 28 March 1789, along with notices in other newspapers (these newspaper reports were based on information gained from crewmen on the returning transport ships Prince of Wales and Borrowdale, which docked at Plymouth on 23 and 24 March). The next nineteen pages (22-40) publish a letter from Watkin Tench, whose own Narrative of the Voyage was not to be published until 24 April, and the work also prints an anonymous letter about Norfolk Island that is thought to have been written by Philip Gidley King, as well as a "Copy of a Letter from one of the Convicts to a female Friend in London", which provides an insight into the First Fleet from the surprisingly uncommon perspective of one of the transported convicts.The second section of the book was bought-in by Forster from another publisher, and comprises the 54 pages of text of Stockdale's 1786 third edition of his Historical Narrative of the Discovery of New Holland and New South Wales, 1786, a book published before the sailing of the First Fleet and therefore restricted to material from Cook's first voyage.This copy has long been in private ownership; we know of only one other copy to have appeared on the market in the last thirty years (three times auctioned, it first appeared at the sale of the Ivo Hammet library in 1982, was sold again at the dispersal of the Bremer collection in 1988, then again at the Davidson sale in 2005). We know of no other privately held copy; in libraries Ferguson could record only his own copy, and one each at the National and Mitchell Libraries. A further institutional copy (Allport Library) was located for the Ferguson Addenda.

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        The American Geography; or, a view of the present situation of the United States of America.

      Shepard Kollock, Elizabeth Town 1789 - Original full calf, red morocco title label. (5" x 8"). xii, 534, [2] pages; two folding maps. Map of the Northern States was compiled and engraved by Amos Doolittle, Map of the Southern States, depicting the "New State of Franklin" was compiled and engraved by Joseph Percell. Includes the errata leaf and directions to the binder at rear, without the "Corrections respecting France." This work stands as the first American geography and an significant early American cartogrphical work. Professionally and skillfully rebacked with original spine laid-on, showing general and expected wear and rubbing to exterior, usual light foxing and browning throughout interior, Closed tear to map of the southern states repaired, remains a respectable and collectable copy of an important piece of Americana Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poems by Anthony Pasquin. Second Edition.

      J. Strahan, London 1789 - Two volumes bound in one. London: J. Strahan, [1789]. xxxi,[i], 203,[1];268pp. Title-page vignettes. Subscribers' list. Neatly bound in contemporary black quarter-morocco, gilt lettering & decoration, vellum tips, plain boards. 19th-century ownership-name to pastedowns. A very good copy. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Rhin pittoresque ou choix des plus belles vues depuis Mayence jusque a Cologne., Mit den Ansichten von Mainz, der Heimburg, Tempel des Niederwalds, Lahneck, Neuwiel, Bieberich, Johannisberg, Rüdesheim, Brömmserburg, Ehrenfels, Bingen, Rheinstein, Asmannshausen, Sonneck, Bacharach, Pfalz und Caub, Schönberg, Oberwesel, Loreley, Katz und St. Goarshausen, St. Goar, Rheinfels, Thurnberg und Welmich, den Brüdern, Boppart, Marksburg, Stolzenfels, Koblenz, Andernach, Nonnenwerth, Bonn und Köln.

      Frankf., Jügel, o.J. [hs. Eintrag auf Titel 1789]. - Titel und 31 [es fehlt Oberwesel und ?? von 33 bzw. 35] Aquatinta-Tafeln von Bodmer, Weber, Hegi und Martens nach Dielmann und Ehemant. Engelmann nennt 33 Tafeln, andere Exemplare enthalten zuweilen bis zu 35 Tafeln. Engelmann 827. Der Lederrücken des Einbands mit Ein- und Ausrissen, Bindung (Verleimung) gelöst (lose Blätter), Vorsätze fleckig. Einzelne Blätter, meist ausserhalb der Darstellung) etwas fleckig, gelegentlich Randläsuren. Der große Teil der Blätter im Bereich der Darstellung sauber. Bei Bestellungen gegen offene Rechnung bitte Telefonnummer angeben. Danke! Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 Quer-kl.-8°, geprägter grüner Orig. Pappband mit goldgeprägtem Titel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vestigios da lingoa Arabica em Portugal, ou lexicon etymologico das Palavras, e nomes Portuguezes, que tem origem Arabia [...].

      Lisbon, na officina Academia Real das Sciencias, 1789.. Small 4to. XX, 160 pp. Arabic characters in text, Portuguese text. Contemp. full calf.. First edition; extremely rare (a second edition appeared in 1830). The first etymological dictionary ever to record Portuguese words of Arabic origin. "Arabica expressa sunt typis elegantibus" (Schnurrer). Both the Aboussouan and the Burrell collections (sold at Sotheby's in 1993 and 1999, respectively) contained only the 1830 edition (the Burrell copy, in a modern binding, was knocked down for 3,000). Entries are arranged alphabetically in Portuguese, followed by the equivalent Arabic word or source, a transliteration, and an explanation. Also included is a bibliography of works consulted. The Arabic element in the Portuguese language is the natural result of centuries of contact between the two cultures, which began with the Arab presence in Portugal from the 8th to the 11th century. By the 15th century the Portuguese had established trading posts on the African coast, especially in Morocco, and in the 16th and early 17th centuries they were closely involved in Oman and Muslim East Africa. Prior to de Sousa, a few Portuguese publications contained information on the Arabic element in Portuguese, most importantly Durate Nunes De Leao's "Origem da Lingua Portugueza" (1606, reprinted in 1781), which contains a list of 207 Arabic words, and Manoel De Faria's "Europa Portugeza", which contains 106 Arabic words (vol. 3, pt. 4, ch. 10). But de Sousa was the first writer to devote an entire work to the subject, drawing on a wide range of Portuguese and Arab authors to make his point. De Sousa was born in Damascus and became professor of Arabic at the University of Lisbon, as well as a frequently published member of the Royal Academy of Sciences. The next work to appear on the subject was that of Francisco De S. Luiz in 1837. - Period ink inscription on title page. - Schnurrer 129. Palau 320778. Graesse VI/1, 454. Azevedo-Samodaes 3243. Palha 673. Welsh 2655. Balanga 117-8. Aqiqi, 618-9. Zaunmüller 310. Vater/Jülg 291. OCLC 493424506. Not in Smitskamp. Cf. Aboussouan 850; Streit 17, p. 315, n. 6441 (1830 ed. only).

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        Versuch eines Beitrags zur allgemeinen Theorie von der Bewegung und vortheilhaftesten Einrichtung der Maschinen

      Leipzig, Weidmann 1789.. Mit 2 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. XII, 196 S. Lederband d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. ADB XXV, 195; Poggendorff I, 371; Wurzbach XXI, 332; vgl. Cantor IV, 667 f. - Pasquich war Professor für Mathematik in Pest und Direktor der Sternwarte in Ofen. Zu dieser Zeit beschuldigte ihn sein Adjunct Daniel Kmety, dass er fingierte Beobachtungen veröffentlicht habe. Männer wie Gauss, Encke, Schumacher und Bessel haben hinsichtlich dieser Beschuldigung Pasquich`s Ehre gerettet, indem sie Kmety`s Angriffe widerlegten (vgl. ADB). - Rückenenden mit unauffälligen, kleinen Restaurierungen. Gutes Exemplar!

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        An Authentic Journal of the Expedition under Commodore Phillips to Botany Bay: with an Account of the Settlement made at Port Jackson and a Description of the Inhabitants, &c. With a Copy of a Letter from Captain Tench of the Marines; and a List of the Civil and Military Establishment. To which is added An Historical Narrative of the Discovery of New Holland...

      London: Printed for C. Forster... , 1789. Octavo; frontispiece folding map hand-coloured in outline (margins of map neatly repaired at edge); very good in recent dark green crushed morocco gilt. FINISHED. The first book on the foundation of Australia. The very first book to describe the foundation of Australia: an exceptionally rare, important and elusive book. Known in only two private and four institutional copies, this is rarer even than either Blaxland's Journal of a Tour of Discovery or Lewin's Birds of New South Wales. It belongs to a very small handful of Australian books that are celebrated and important but virtually never seen on the market.With the possible exception of a single sheet of printed paper (the broadside Extract of a Journal by Richard Williams, the exact date of publication of which in 1789 is uncertain - that broadside survives in a single copy at the Mitchell Library), this was the earliest full account of settlement in New South Wales to be separately published. Rushed into print to meet the incredible demand for news of Botany Bay, it predates all the traditional "First Fleet Books".Published on 2 April 1789, the Authentic Journal appeared only ten days after the earliest of the First Fleet ships to return to England had docked in Plymouth, eight days after the first newspaper mentions, and only six days after the first official despatches from the colony had reached the government in London. The man in the street in 1789 was thus well up on events in New South Wales virtually as soon as the inner enclaves of government.The arrival of any word from New South Wales should be seen in the context of a public longing for information. For every First-Fleeter there must have been dozens of connections who had waited more than two years for news of their banished spouses, children, relatives, friends, neighbours or colleagues, who might as well have been on the moon for all they knew of their fate. The whole public too waited for news of the transportation experiment.The First Fleet accounts with which we are familiar - Tench and Phillip, followed by White, Hunter, Tench's second book and Collins's two books - were written by and in the main intended for members of the establishment. Information was decidedly scarce for the ordinary man in the street, not least because of a lack of material coming back from the ordinary man in New South Wales, who did not have the benefit of access to despatches, nor contracts with publishers negotiated before his departure. It should not be forgotten too that a significant proportion of the transported personnel colonising the Australian east coast was not even literate.London publishers, then as now anxious to profit from fast-breaking news, would have cast around for any information that they could broadcast in the spring of 1789. The information that appears here was in fact derived from a number of sources. The first twenty pages are based on reports that appeared in the London Chronicle on 24, 26 and 28 March 1789, along with notices in other newspapers (these newspaper reports were based on information gained from crewmen on the returning transport ships Prince of Wales and Borrowdale, which docked at Plymouth on 23 and 24 March). The next nineteen pages (22-40) publish a letter from Watkin Tench, whose own Narrative of the Voyage was not to be published until 24 April, and the work also prints an anonymous letter about Norfolk Island that is thought to have been written by Philip Gidley King, as well as a "Copy of a Letter from one of the Convicts to a female Friend in London", which provides an insight into the First Fleet from the surprisingly uncommon perspective of one of the transported convicts.The second section of the book was bought-in by Forster from another publisher, and comprises the 54 pages of text of Stockdale's 1786 third edition of his Historical Narrative of the Discovery of New Holland and New South Wales, 1786, a book published before the sailing of the First Fleet and therefore restricted to material from Cook's first voyage.This copy has long been in private ownership; we know of only one other copy to have appeared on the market in the last thirty years (three times auctioned, it first appeared at the sale of the Ivo Hammet library in 1982, was sold again at the dispersal of the Bremer collection in 1988, then again at the Davidson sale in 2005). We know of no other privately held copy; in libraries Ferguson could record only his own copy, and one each at the National and Mitchell Libraries. A further institutional copy (Allport Library) was located for the Ferguson Addenda.

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        EXTRAIT DES REGISTRES DE L'ASSEMBLÉE PROVINCIALE DE LA PARTIE DU NORD DE LA COLONIE FRANÇOISE DE SAINT-DOMINGUE. DES DELIBÉRATIONS DE LA SÉANCE DU MERCREDI 18 NOVEMBRE 1789...[caption title]

      [Cap-Français. 1789].. Broadside, 17 3/4 x 14 inches. Old folds, minor wear at edges, some minor foxing. Very good. Broadside, signed in type by Jean-Jacques Bacon de la Chevalerie (1731-1815) as President and by Geanty as Secretary, concerning the local militia. This broadside is an excellent testimony to the formation, in August 1789, of assemblies composed of white settlers only - which was actually illegal until their authorization by the National Assembly in a decree of March 8, 1790, made under the pressure from the colonial committee in Paris which realized the situation on St. Domingue was out of control. Here, the assembly deals with the organization of a militia responsible for ensuring the public tranquility, on the model of the National Guard in the Paris. Brigadier Bacon de la Chevalerie, chosen from the outset by the settlers to chair the Northern Provincial Assembly, declared himself leader of the white separatist movement on the island and played a significant role in the revolutionary events of the period. A rare format for surviving imprints from St. Domingue. From imprints handled by this firm we know that there was a rich print culture in St. Domingue on the verge of the revolution. There were presses at Saint Marc, Port-au- Prince, and Cap Français, with probably two or three different printers at each of the last two. All Caribbean printing is quite rare. No copies located in OCLC.

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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, 1789. - First Octavo Edition, the three previous issues having all been in quarto; pp. x, 271; portrait frontispiece, 3 portraits as issued; original full leather binding, title lettered in gilt on spine, pages browned, chipping to edges of spine, a good copy. Hill, Pacific Voyages, p. 160, citing the first edition of 1788: "In 1783 the Antelope, commanded by Captain Henry Wilson, ran onto a reef near one of the Palau Islands, a previously unexplored group, and was wrecked. The entire crew managed to get safely ashore, where they were well treated by the natives and eventually managed to build a small vessel from the wreck in which they reached Macao. They took Prince Lee Boo, one of King Abba Thulle's sons, with them to England, where he made a very good impression; he unfortunately soon died of smallpox.".

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        JOURNALS OF THE GENERAL CONVENTION, WITH SERMONS [volume half title]

      Philadelphia: [Various printers and dates, as described below].. Bound to style in antique three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Foxing. Some minor soiling. Contemporary manuscript annotations and inscriptions throughout. Very good. The first three journals of convention for the Protestant Episcopalian Church, with three significant early sermons. The Episcopal Church was a derivative of the Anglican Church, which fell out of favor during the American Revolution. Many members of the Anglican Church were Loyalists who fled during and after the Revolution, and the deep-seated American suspicion of an established church, one of the contributing elements to the American Revolution, making it untenable for the Anglican churches in the United States to continue as before. The American Anglicans who remained reconstituted themselves into the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United Sates of America. The Episcopal Church in America formally separated from the Church of England in 1789, with a revised Book of Common Prayer and a clergy who was not under the supremacy of the British monarchy; but for all practical purposes the formal division took place during the war, and was formalized in the documents bound in this volume. These JOURNALS detail the early groundwork laid for the formal establishment of the Episcopal Church. William White, the author of the third sermon in the collection, became the first bishop of the American church. All the pamphlets were issued separately, but appear to have been bound together with a common half title. The titles are as follow: 1) JOURNAL OF A CONVENTION OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE STATES OF NEW-YORK, NEW-JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, DELAWARE, MARYLAND, VIRGINIA, AND SOUTH-CAROLINA; HELD IN CHRIST- CHURCH, IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, FROM SEPTEMBER 27th TO OCTOBER 7th, 1785. [2],18pp. Philadelphia: Printed by Hall and Sellers, 1785. With a half title. EVANS 19209. 2) Smith, William: A SERMON PREACHED IN CHRIST-CHURCH, PHILADELPHIA, ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7th, 1785, BEFORE THE GENERAL CONVENTION OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH...ON OCCASION OF THE FIRST INTRODUCTION OF THE LITURGY AND PUBLIC SERVICE OF THE SAID CHURCH, AS ALTERED AND RECOMMENDED TO FUTURE USE, BY THE CONVENTION. Philadelphia: Printed and sold by Robert Aitken, 1785. 40pp. EVANS 19247. 3) Wharton, Charles H.: A SERMON ON THE RELATIONS OF THE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY. PREACHED AT ST. PETER'S AND CHRIST CHURCH, IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, THE SECOND DAY OF OCTOBER, 1785, AND PUBLISHED AT THE REQUEST OF THE EPISCOPAL CONVENTION. Philadelphia: Printed and sold by Robert Aitken, 1785. 24pp. EVANS 19383. 4) JOURNAL OF A CONVENTION OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE STATES OF NEW-YORK, NEW-JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, DELAWARE, MARYLAND, VIRGINIA, AND SOUTH-CAROLINA, HELD IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, FROM JUNE 20th TO THE 26th, 1786. Philadelphia: Printed by Hall and Sellers, 1786. [2],18pp. With a half title. EVANS 19941. 5) White, William: A SERMON, DELIVERED IN CHRIST-CHURCH, ON THE 21st DAY OF JUNE, 1786, AT THE OPENING OF THE CONVENTION OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH.... Philadelphia: Printed by Hall and Sellers, 1786. [2],31pp. EVANS 20145. 6) JOURNAL OF A CONVENTION OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE STATES OF NEW-YORK, NEW-JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, DELAWARE, AND SOUTH- CAROLINA, HELD AT WILMINGTON, IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE, OCTOBER 10th AND 11th, 1786. Philadelphia: Printed by Joseph Crukshank, 1786. 22pp. EVANS 19942. This volume is also heavily inscribed and annotated by Samuel Ogden. Ogden was a prominent Episcopalian and an ardent patriot in the Revolution, during which he served as a colonel in the New Jersey militia. He was a good businessman and had a nail factory and a grist mill, as well as a large land holding in New York State. Ogden's father, Uzall Ogden, was a delegate to the convention from New Jersey. The first few blank leaves contain plans for a farmyard and what may be Ogden's grist mill. An important piece of American history with a nice association. OCLC 19995247. EVANS 19209, 19247, 19383, 19941, 20145, 19942.

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        The History of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire

      printed for J.J. Tourneisen, Basil 1789 - Ottime legature inizi 800 in mz. pelle con fili, numerazione e titolo in oro al ds. Leggere fioriture ma ottimo esemplare. Rara edizione della fondamentale opera di Edward Gibbon (1737-1794). 8vo (cm. 21), 14 Voll. di circa 350 pp. ciascuno (gli ultimi due voll., con numerazione a parte, sono di Notes ). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La poética o reglas de la poesía en general y de sus principales especies .

      1789. . 1789 - Imp. Don Antonio de Sancha. Madrid. . 2 Vol. . Vol. i: 406 pp. / Vol. II: 356 pp. . Cuarto. Plena Piel. Lengua / Diccionarios / LIngüística / Filología , Literatura Hispánica (Teoría de la Literatura) . Edición corregida y aumentada por su mismo autor. Dos volúmenes encuadernados en plena piel con tejuelos y dorados en lomera. Libro raro en comercio. Perfecto estado de conservación. Ignacio de Luzán Claramunt de Suelves y Gurrea. (Zaragoza, 1702 - Madrid, 1754) fue un escritor y crítico español, principal teorizador de las ideas del Neoclasicismo en España. Luzán es conocido sobre todo por su monumental tratado sobre teoría literaria, La Poética o reglas de la poesía en general y de sus principales especies, que si bien salió en 1737 se mostró definitivamente influyente en una segunda edición en 1789, póstuma e impresa por Eugenio de Llaguno y Amírola, corregida y aumentada. Esta segunda edición acentuaba los rasgos neoclásicos de su estética suprimiendo muchos de los numerosos elogios a la literatura del Siglo de Oro de la primera y ha sido considerada el modelo teórico de la poética neoclásica en la literatura española y sin duda el más influyente en el siglo XVIII. La obra se divide en cuatro libros. El primero trata sobre el "Origen, progresos y ciencia de la Pôesía". El segundo, sobre la "Utilidad y deleite della". El tercero sobre "Poesía dramática" y el cuarto y último sobre "Poesía épica". Para él poesía es Imitación de la Naturaleza en lo universal o en lo particular, hecha en verso para utilidad o para deleite de los hombres, o para uno y otro juntamente.

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        An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe; with Various Papers Relative to the Plague: together with further observations on some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals; and additional remarks on the Present State of those in Great Britain and Ireland.

      Printed by William Eyres & Sold by T. Cadell J. Johnson C. Dilly & J. Taylor, Warrington 1789 - Hardcover. Folio. viii + 258pp. + [14pp. Index]. Original full tree calf, lettered & ruled in gilt on spine. Marbled endpapers. 22 engraved plates and plans, all but one of which are folding, plus a large fold-out engraved table at the end of the book. The second of the author's two major works, the other being his "State of the Prisons in England and Wales" (1777). Howard's investigations into hospital conditions began in 1785, and he travelled through Europe - often at great personal risk - researching the hospitals there, the objective being to improve hospital conditions in Great Britain and Ireland in order to prevent the spread of plague. In March 1787 he commenced his fourth and final inspection of the English gaols, incorporating his new observations on penal conditions and reform, into this work whose main focus was hospitals and lazarettos (hospitals or other edifices used to hold people in quarantine). A handsome volume with truly magnificent engravings. A small repair to the head of the spine, leather joints cracked but holding (a little lateral play) slight wear to corners of boards. Top-edge browned, a few short tears to endpaper gutters, part of the imprint at the edge of the engraved table cropped, otherwise internally clean and supple, and pages and plates near Fine. Overall a solid, clean and complete VG or better copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The history and proceedings of the Lords and Commons of Great-Britain, in Parliament, with regard to the Regency: containing a full account of all their speeches on the proposed Regency Bill, from November 20, 1788, to March 10, 1789, when His Majesty's happy recovery took place, and put a stop to all further Proceedings on that subject. To which are added, The Three Reports of the Physicians;> Mr. Pitt's Letter to the Prince of Wales,> with His Royal Highness's Answer;> the Regency Bill,> as it passed the House of Commons, and was carried to the Lords, and there read a second time; And the speeches of the Lords and Commons of Ireland, on appointing the Prince of Wales Regent without restrictions; with a copy of their Address,> and the Prince's answer

      London: John Stockdale. 1789. 8vo., xv + (1) + 434 + 435* - 456* + 437 - 491 + (1) + 16 + 88 + 12 + (4) + 192 + 119 + (1)pp., very occasional minor spotting, general title just a bit foxed, contemporary tree calf, sympathetically rebacked, flat spine gilt and labelled. An excellent copy from the early 19th century library of John Scott, Lord Eldon, with his circular armorial bookplate and signature ('Eldon')> on pastedown. A significant association copy of these comprehensive reports. 'Lord Mansfield's resignation as lord chief justice in June 1788 created a ladder of preferment among the law officers, and as a consequence Scott was appointed solicitor-general and (rather against his will) was knighted, according to custom, on 27 June. He was re-elected for Weobley on 7 July and resumed his seat in the House. A few weeks later George III suffered his first major attack of mental derangement, which presented the government with the problem, among others, of how to pass the necessary legislation to install a regent in the king's place when the king's incapacity made it impossible to secure the royal assent. It was Scott who suggested the solution adopted by Pitt, of securing the agreement of both houses to the use of the great seal to signify consent—a device ridiculed by the opposition as ?'the phantom?' but one which gave the proceedings a cloak of legality in an unprecedented situation. He justified the measure on the grounds of necessity: it also prevented the opposition whigs from succeeding in their tactic to make parliament appoint the prince of Wales as regent without parliamentary restrictions, which would have enabled him to give his friends a permanent lease of power. On 22 December Scott drew a firm distinction between a vacancy of the throne on the king's death and a temporary incapacity of a monarch who was still in possession of it, so justifying Pitt's tactic of placing parliamentary restrictions on a regency in order to keep the king's authority intact. George III did not forget, and acknowledged Scott's service soon after his recovery when he called him to Windsor to thank him personally ?'for the affectionate fidelity with which he [had] adhered to him when so many had deserted him in his malady?' (H. Twiss, The Public and Private life of Lord Chancellor Eldon,> 1844, I. p.196). [E.A. Smith in ODNB].

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        FONDAMENTI TEORICO - PRATICI DELL'ARTE AEREONAUTICA. Nuovamente proposti con moltissime illustrazioni ed aggiunte.

      nella Stamperia di Pietro Allegrini 1789 In - 8 p. (mm. 212x140), bross. originale (dorso rifatto), pp. 138, con 4 tavv. f.t., inc. in rame e più volte ripieg., su disegni dell?A. (1 è una tabella con ?Dimensioni e risultati per sette diverse grandezze di macchine aereonautiche dalle 20 alle 50 braccia di diametro, da agire col metodo dei Sigg. Montgolfier, della figura espressa nella tav. I?). Cfr. Boffito, p. 219 - Darmon, p. 63 - Caproni / Bertarelli, p. 120. Timbro di apparten. al frontesp.; circa 10 cc. con macchia al margine esterno, altrimenti buon esemplare.

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        Theorie der Dichtkunst. Zum Gebrauch der Studirenden bearbeitet von Albrecht Kirchmayer. 2 Bände.

      München, Lentner, 1787-, 1789. - circa 18,8 x 12 cm. Gestochenes Frontispiz von Weißenhahn nach Wink, 7 Bll., 285 SS.; 6 Bll., 347 SS., mit 2 gest. Titelvignetten Hellblaues Schafleder d. Zt. mit Rschild und reicher Vergoldung, goldgeprägten Deckelfileten und Supralibros mit Wappen der Pfalz auf den Deckeln sowie dreiseitigem Goldschnitt und verschiedenen Buntpapier-Vorsätzen Hamberger-M. IV, 101. Erste Ausgabe dieser Bearbeitung von Sulzers einflussreicher Literaturtheorie, hier besorgt von dem Münchner Professor für Rhetorik Albrecht Kirchmayer (1745-1814). - Aussergewöhnlich schönes und aufwendig gebundenes Geschenkexemplar mit dem Wappen der Pfalz auf den Deckeln. Beiliegend ein dreiseitiges Widmungsschreiben zum Jahreswechsel, datiert 31. Christmonat 1788, von dem Herausgeber Kirchmayer an einen "durchlauchtigen Herzog", der bereits zuvor seine Publikationen mit Interesse verfolgt habe und dem nun hier die Theorie der Dichtkunst überreicht werde mit allen guten Wünschen für das Neue Jahr etc. - Band 1 am Rücken leicht verblasst, beide Bände mit kleineren Bereibungen, innen sauber, sehr dekorativ. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Journal over en Reise igiennem Frankerige og Tydskland i Aaret MDCCLXXXVIII.

      2 bd. Kbhvn.: Morthorst og Holm 1789. XVI + 303; VI + 358 + [2] s. Pænt eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt halvlæder med farvede titel- og tomefelter samt rig gulddekoration på ryggene. Eksemplaret har tilhørt Einar Christiansen og Holger Gabrielsen.. Den store teaterrejse. "...skaffede ham megen ros af samtidens kritikere; værket har den særlige interesse at give skildringer fra Paris umiddelbart før revolutionen ... indeholder fine dramaturgiske iagttagelser i hvilke P. åbenbarer sit kunstideal: Fr. Schröders naturlighed og sande konversation i modsætning til det svulstige komediespil han oplevede i Paris. Interessant er især beretningen om et besøg i Wien hos Mozart."(R. Neiiendam). Frederik Schybergs bog Den store Teaterrejse bygger på Preislers Journal.Bibl. Danica II, 403

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        El Teatro

      Imprenta Real. 1789 Madrid. 8º cm. 237 p., [3]p. en bl. Encuadernación en tapa dura de editorial con lomo estampado. Milizia, Francesco 1725 - 1798. Y traducida al español por D.J.F.O. Según Palau, 169.294 el traductor es José Francisco Ortíz. Sign.: A - P. Teatro. Ortiz y Sanz, José. 1739 - 1822. (=318588=) Ver imagen

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        The Art of Manual Defence; or, System of Boxing: Perspicuously Explained in a Series of Lessons, and Illustrated by Plates. By a Pupil both of Humphreys and Mendoza

      London: Printed for G. Kearsley, 1789. Second edition, 12mo, xxxv, [1, blank], 133, [11, index]pp., with half-title, engraved frontispiece and nine additional full-page engravings showing two boxers fighting (perhaps Dan Mendoza and Richard Humphries), demonstrating the various boxing techniques taught in the text, some light off-setting, a few pages have been trimmed up to the text, especially at the fore-edge, but with no loss, early paper endpapers, nicely bound in full calf, hand sewn headbands, hand tooled edges, hand lettered spine. The author of this guide indicates he seeks to appeal specifically to the gentleman wanting to protect himself from 'the insolence so peculiar to the manners of the lower order of people in this country.' But he has special advice for professional practitioners of the pugilistic art, with hints for preparing for a scheduled fight which include taking 'a pint of best red wine mulled, with a tablespoonful of brandy' on the morning itself. This manual was written at an important juncture in the sport, and focuses on two practitioners who impelled boxing forward greatly - Daniel Mendoza and Richard "The Gentleman Boxer" Humphries, who famously fought three bare-knuckle bouts between 1788 and 1790 (the third of which was the first time spectators were charged an entry-payment to a sporting event). Before Mendoza, boxers generally stood still and merely swapped punches. Mendoza's 'scientific style' consisted of more than simply battering opponents into submission and included much defensive movement. He developed an entirely new style of boxing, incorporating such defensive strategies as what he called 'side-stepping,' moving around, ducking, blocking, and generally avoiding punches. At the time, this was revolutionary, and Mendoza was able to overcome much heavier opponents as a result of this new style. Though he stood only five feet seven inches and weighed only 160 pounds, Mendoza was England's sixteenth Heavyweight Champion from 1792 to 1795, and is the only middleweight to ever win the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Mendoza helped transform the popular English stereotype of a Jew from a weak, defenceless person into someone deserving of respect. He is said to have been the first Jew to talk to the King, George III. Mendoza was second for Tom Molineaux, a freed Virginia slave, in his fights. In 1789 - the year this book was issued in London - he opened his own boxing academy there. Hartley, 1578; Extremely rare, ESTC locates a single copy of the first edition at Yale which is tentatively dated 1784, and two copies of this second edition (British Library and Yale).

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        Eigenh. Widmung mit U.

      Hamburg, 3. VIII. 1789. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. "Lieber! Behalten Sie in Ihrem Andenken Ihren Sie gewiß liebenden Freund". - Lange ist der Maler des wahrscheinlich populärsten Bildes seines Schwagers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, das vermutlich 1782/83 entstand und - wie der Musikwissenschaftler Michael Lorenz 2009 erkannte - ursprünglich auf einem Format von 19 x 15 cm nur Mozarts Kopf zeigte. Wahrscheinlich 1789 wurde mit einer Vergrößerung des kleinen Porträts begonnen, die Mozarts Oberkörper und ein Klavier hinzufügen sollte, aber nie vollendet wurde.

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