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        A General History of Music

      London - Payne and Son 1789 - A set of Burney's influential history of music. Spanning from the music of ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, through to the operas of the late eighteenth century. The second edition. In 1776 appeared the first volume (in quarto) of his long-projected History of Music. In 1782 Burney published his second volume; and in 1789 the third and fourth. The fourth volume covers the birth and development of opera and the musical scene in England in Burney's time. Burney's first tour was translated into German by Ebeling, and printed at Hamburg in 1772; and his second tour, translated into German by Bode, was published at Hamburg in 1773. A Dutch translation of his second tour, with notes by J. W. Lustig, organist at Groningen, was published there in 1786. The Dissertation on the Music of the Ancients, in the first volume of Burney's History, was translated into German by Johann Joachim Eschenburg, and printed at Leipzig, 1781. Burney derived much aid from the first two volumes of Padre Martini's very learned Storia della Musica (Bologna, 17571770). Burneys General History of Music established him as the foremost writer on music in the country and contributed greatly to burgeoning interest in ancient music. Yet his was not an antiquarians history but a readable account catering to amateurs as well as professionals. What most interested Burneyand his subscriberswas contemporary music; he was an enthusiastic champion of Haydn and devoted a long chapter to Italian opera in England. Burney also wrote sympathetically on the music of the Renaissance; nevertheless, it is principally for its insight into fashionable musical taste in 18th-century London that Burneys History is indispensable. (Encyclopaedia Britannica). Including many pages of musical notation. Witheleven plates, many of which are folding (collated complete). Complete in four volumes. Condition: Rebound in half-morocco with marbled boards. Externally generally smart, although a little rubbed. Internally, firmly bound. Bookplate of Altenburg Reference Library to front pastedowns. Ink signatures to title pages. Institutional ink stamps throughout. Pages are quite bright, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      John Wilson, Kilmarnock 1789 - Prior to Sillar's poems, includes a 3-page poem by Robert Burns ("R.B.") addressed "To the Author," his "Auld Nibor" Sillar. Also includes an "Epistle To" and a "Reply To" Burns. David Sillar was a teenage friend of Burns, and was inspired to publish in a similar style as the first edition of Burns's successful Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect. Egerer 14.First Edition. Scarce. Very good in original boards, worn at corners, spine expertly rebacked. Pages lightly foxed; Signature of previous owner George Darsie, and typewritten label "Wm. Darsie". 247 pp. (4to) 8¾ x 4¾. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Antiquities of Scotland

      S. Hooper, London 1789 - Two-volumes (1789 & 1791). First Edition. The front pastedown of each volume bears the bookplate of Thomas Munro, with the clan motto "Dread God". Thomas Munro (1761-1827) was a Scotsman of some prominence being 1st Baronet of Linderits, a Governor of Madras, and serving as an Army officer and statesman for the East India Company. Both volumes in full brown leather bindings with decorated page-edges and marbled endpapers. Boards are bumped and worn at corner tips. Vol. I shows some separation starting at the lower third of the front joint and the rear joint of vol. II is similarly affected, though to a lesser degree. Internal hinges however are sound. There's the expected foxing to endpages, along with some mild and minor sporadic foxing to contents. No tissue guards present, resulting in some faint offsetting from the numerous engravings. Colour fold-out map in vol. I has a single small hole on the border and a short (approx. one-half-inch) tear at the center fold on the right edge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tratado general y matemático de reloxería, que comprende el módo de hacer reloxes de todas clases, y el de saberlos componer y arreglar por difíciles que séan ?.

      Madrid, Imprenta Real, 1789. - (3 ll.), xiv, 408 [i.e. 406] pp., 22 folding engraved plates. The pagination skips from 113 [leaf P1 recto] to 116 [leaf P1 verso]. There is no loss of text. Small folio (26.3 x 18.5 cm.), recent full antique crimson morocco, spine richly gilt with raised bands in six compartments, dark green morocco lettering piece, gilt letter, wide gilt border on covers, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endleaves, text-block edges rouged. Half-title has some soiling and spotting; minor soiling in margins of title-page; rubric in outer margin of each recto; light dampstains on final 5 plates and blank verso of last plate. Still, in fine condition. Two different early signatures in blank margins of plates 21 and 22. Contemporary ink rubric in outer blank margin of each leaf recto, with the exception of the half title and title page, as well as in the outer blank margin recto of each plate. ---- FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of this early Spanish contribution to clock-making literature. A second issue with a new title page appeared in 1791, and there is a facsimile reprint, Valencia 1986. The plates, engraved by José Giraldo y García after designs by Zerelta, depict clocks, plans for their construction, and their machinery. "The book is original work and shows several novel constructions, including a two-wheel clock ? The drawings are beautifully executed" (Baillie). Relatively few original works by Spaniards devoted wholly to clock-making had been published in Spain before this time; this appears to be the most heavily illustrated, and therefore probably the most useful. The earliest work in Basanta Campos that deals with mechanical clocks seems to be Manuel del Rio's @Arte de reloxes, 1759, with 13 plates, which Baillie describes as "very comprehensive in subject matter, but quite inadequate in detail." Penna's @Compendio util, 1760, was apparently not illustrated, and Pedro Marechal's @L'arte de conservar y arreglar los reloxes, 1767, was an unacknowledged translation of Berthoud, with all the plates omitted.Zerella y Ycoaga describes how to make all sorts of watches, including pocket watches, clocks for the home and carriage, clocks to use at night and calendar clocks with pendulums. He gives details of their working parts and instructions for common repairs. The plates corresponding to this section show the gears and how they fit together, and various clock faces (showing seconds, minutes, hours, months, phases of the moon, etc.). The second section of the work (beginning on p. 191) contains the mathematical, geometrical, geographical and mechanical theory necessary for clock-makers. At the end (pp. 386-93) is a brief chapter on constructing music boxes, illustrated by the final plate. The @Tratado appeared again, essentially unchanged, at Madrid, 1791.Zerella y Ycoaga, clockmaker to Ferdinand VI, studied at Geneva and came to Spain hoping to establish an Escuela de Relojeria and a factory that would compete with those of France and England. Chapter XXIX of the first part was obviously written with that in mind: "Modo de hacer un relox de bolsillo y de sala, mejor que en Francia ni en Inglaterra ? "---- Palau 380316: calling for only 2 leaves at the front. Baillie, @Clocks & Watches p. 333: not mentioning the 3 unnumbered leaves at the front. Basanta Campos, @Bibliografia relojera española p. 62: not mentioning xiv pp. preceding the main text; reproducing the title-page on p. 61. Cf. Pertuch & Hilker, @Horological Books & Pamphlets in the Franklin Institute Library p. 109 (the second edition). Not in Aguilar Piñal. Not in Bromley, @Clockmakers' Library. Not in British Library, @Eighteenth-Century Spanish STC. Not in @Ticknor Catalogue. Not located in NUC. OCLC: 29977400 (University of Wisconsin-Madison); 82947028 (Getty Research Institute); 166533603 (no location given). CCPBE locates eight copies in Spanish libraries, at least three of which are incomplete (plus three in anonymous private collections). Rebiun repeats one of these and adds thre [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TRATADO GENERAL Y MATEMÁTICO DE RELOXERÍA, que comprende el modo de hacer reloxes de todas clases, y el de saberlos componer y arreglar por difíciles que séan. Acompañado de los elementos necesarios para élla, como son aritmética, álgebra, geometría, gnomómica, astronomía, geografía, física, maquinária, músico y dibúxo; precisos para poseer á fodo el Noble Árte de la Reloxería.

      Imp. Real. Madrid, 1789 - . 25 cm. [6] II-408-XIV pág. Ilustr. con 22 lám. plegadas, dibujadas por Zerella y grabadas por Giraldo, fuera del texto. Enc. en pergamino. * Primera edición de una de las obras más importantes de relojería, bellamente ilustrada. Zerella y Ycoaga fue relojero de cámara de Fernando VI y habiendo estudiado todos los secretos de este noble arte en Ginebra vino a España y publicó su obra con la esperanza de crear una escuela de relojería y una fábrica que compitiese con las de Francia e Inglaterra. En el Tratado describe como realizar todo tipo de relojes, su funcionamiento y el modo de repararlos. Además, incluye un apartado sobre las teorías matemáticas, geométricas, geográficas y mecánicas relativas a la construcción de relojes. Al final, contiene un apartado en el que explica un aparato de su invención para picar los cilindros de música, secreto este celosamente guardado por los relojeros de la época. Palau 380316. Relojería Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Psalms of David imitated in the language of the New Testament : and applied to the Christian state and worship : with the preface and notes / By I. Watts, D.D. [ Bible. O.T. Psalms. English. Watts. ]

      London : printed for J.F. and C. Rivington, J. Buckland, T. Longman, T. Field, C. Dilly . [and 3 others in London] 1789 - Description: xxx, 401p. 18cm. Subjects: Bible. O.T. Psalms - Paraphrases, English. Bible. O.T. Psalms - Hymns - Singing. Front cover and spine title: The Psalms of David - Watts. Preface dated 1718. Referenced by: Reference: ESTC t93073 and Hymns, Evans 21687. Fine copy bound in later gilt-blocked, gilt-titled cloth. Lacks frontis. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 401 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MEMORIE ISTORICHE della Chiesa Vescovile di Monteregale in Piemonte, dall'erezionel del Vescovato sino à nostri tempi, raccolte da Cavaliere della Sacra Relig. de' SS. Maurizio e Lazzaro Tomo I (e II).

      Stamperia Reale,, Torino, 1789 - 2 gr. voll. in-4, pp. (6), 328; (4), 516, leg. m. pelle coeva con tit. oro ai d. e impressioni ca secco, piatti in cart. dec. Tagli spruzz. Dedicat. a Mons. A. Maria Corte il cui stemma araldico è inc. in rame come testat. Altra vignetta in rame in prefazione con lo stemma della città inc. e dis. da Stagnon. Final. xilogr. Per ciascun vescovo, di cui sono riportate le notizie biografiche e gesta in ordine cronologico, è incis. lo stemma araldico in legno come testat. Contiene la dissertazione sopra l'origine di Mondovì di Luca Lobera priore di S. Pietro di Vico. Il secondo volume raccoglie i documenti. Timbro di bibl. estinta. Qualche brun. e pagina allentata ma bell'esempl. Raro. [468]

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        Description de la Nigritie. Par M. P. D. P. Enrichie de Carte.

      A Amsterdam, Et se trouve A Paris, Chez Maradan, Libraire, 1789 - in-8° ; (2)-VIII-284 pp.-(1)-8 cartes h.-t. et 1 pl. repl. h.-t., pleine basane porphyre, dos lisse richement orné, fleurons or, palette or, p. de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches jaunes, rel. de l’époque, très bel exemplaire. First edition. Very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        22 maps & plates- Canada, Northwest American Coast Exploration): Voyage Autour Du Monde.A La Cote Nord-Ouest De L'Amerique.1785, 1786, 1787, 1788.Par Le Capitaines Portlock et Dixon.

      Maradan, Paris 1789 - Small 4to (10 inches); first French edition (there was a smaller and later 8vo. edition in 2 volumes). Contemporary vellum spine separated at front edge (boards attached and binding sound), with somewhat later boards and endpapers, with red gilt-lettered label intact though a bit scuffed and slightly chipped at the right lower edge. Boards a bit scuffed at edges; binding tight, interior very good or better with all 22 engraved plates (numbered 1-21, plus the large folding frontis map (color coded for voyage routes and titled "Carte des Voyages du King George et de la Reine Charlotte.). This is 499 pp, including appendix I, plus appendix II of 46pp, followed by the 2 pp Approbation. One of the plates is of a Native American, plus there are several maps and views, along with the later engravings of several birds (very attractive). This is an increasingly uncommon and very nice copy of this detailed explorations of the Pacific Northwest and Queen Charlotte Islands, with all the maps and plates in excellent condition. Howes D365; Sabin 20366. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        VOYAGE DE MILADY CRAVEN A CONSTANTINOPLE, PAR LA CRIMEE, en 1786. Traduit de l'anglois, par M. D***[urand fils].

      1789 - A Paris, Chez Durand, Père & Fils, 1789. In-8 (129 X 205) demi-veau fauve marbré à petits coins de vélin ivoire, dos lisse orné d'un double filet doré en place des nerfs, caissons dorés, titre doré, tranches mouchetées en rouge (reliure de l'époque) ; faux-titre, titre, carte dépliante, 306 pages, (1) f. de privilège, 6 planches dépliantes. EDITION ORIGINALE de la traduction française de Durand, illustrée d'une carte dépliante de la Crimée et de six belles planches gravées sur vélin fort, dépliantes. Une autre édition a paru la même année chez Maradan. Les planches représentent la "Grotte d'Antiparos", une "Vue de la source de la rivière Karason dans la Crimée", un "Bateau turc", un "Cimetière turc", une "Vue du Nord Ouest de Siphanto" et une "Vue du Couvent de Panacrado prise de la Baye de Gabrio". La carte dépliante des "Routes de la Crimée anciennement Chersonèse Taurique" a été gravée par P. F. Tardieu. Abandonnée par son époux, Lord Craven, Lady Craven sollicita le divorce et quitta l'Angleterre pour voyager. La relation de son voyage, écrite sous formes de lettres adressées au margrave d'Anspach, son futur époux, décrit ses séjours en France, en Italie, en Russie, en Crimée jusqu'à Constantinople, où elle rencontra le comte de Choiseul-Gouffier, alors ambassadeur de France. « Relation très recherchée, ornée d'une carte et de 6 belles planches repliées » (CHADENAT, 3180) - (HAGE-CHAHINE, 1133, qui mentionne cette édition sans carte ni planches). BEL EXEMPLAIRE, d'une grande fraicheur, en PARFAIT ETAT. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Observations sur le commerce des États d'Amérique.

      Londres et se trouve à Paris, Lejay fils & Et Maradan 1789 - Octavo. Pp. xvi, 336.Half-title present. Attractive engraved head-piece; publisher's device to title. Hardcover, bound in contemporary handsome patterned boards, spine with red morocco label, lettered and decorated in gilt, paper label to upper cover. In fine condition. ~ Second French edition. Includes the Supplément. Translated by H. G. Riquetti, comte de Mirabeau, sometime attributed to E. Rumare (Cf. British Library). John Baker Holroyd, 1st Earl of Sheffield (1735-1821), English politician. Having served in the Army, he entered the House of Commons in 1780. In 1803 he was appointed President of the Board of Agriculture. He was a great authority on farming and a leading economic authority of his time. In 1792, "A brief examination of Lord Sheffield's observations on the commerce of the United States", by Tench Coxe, was published as a reaction to Holroyd's book. Scarce. KVK lists only British Library (2); Union Catalog Northern Germany (a second copy in microform); and Union Catalog Hesse (1788).

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        Diccionario geográfico-histórico de las Indias occidentales ó America: es á saber: de los reynos del Perú, Nueva España, Tierra Firme, Chile, y Nuevo Reyno de Granada. Con la descripción de sus provincias, naciones, ciudades, villas, pueblos, rios, montes

      Madrid, Benito Cano, Manuel Gonzales & Blas Roman, 1786-1789. - 5 volumes in 8vo. I: [2] + xiv + 791 + [1 blank]p; II: [2]f + 636p; III: [2]f + 496 + 7 + [1 blank]p; IV: [1]f + 609 + [1 blank]p; V: [2]f + 461 + [3] + 186p. Near-contemporary Spanish marbled sheep; backstrips gilt with title labels; lightly rubbed. First edition of this great encyclopaedia of the geography, history and culture of late colonial Spanish America. Volume I includes 2 subscribers’ lists totalling 10 pages; volume 3 contains at the end ‘Resumen de los reynos y provincias en que está dividida la América Española’ (7f), a summary of the administrative structure of Spanish America’; the last part of volume 5, ‘Vocabulario de las voces provinciales de la America’ (186p), is a dictionary of words used in Spanish America including geographical terms and names of plants, birds and other animals peculiar to the region. The compiler was colonel of a Spanish regiment of guards and a royal academician. An English translation by G. A. Thompson was published 1812-1815. 2 early collectors’ stamps in blank margins of half-titles and titles, volume 4 without half-title; generally an attractive, fresh set from the collection of Enrique Fitte with bookplate inside front covers. Leclerc 22; Palau 6029; Sabin 682. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires de la Comtesse de Valois de la Motte

      Londres 1789 - Valois de la Motte Saint Rémy Jeanne (1756-1791) ~ ¿Mémoire justificatif de la Comtesse de Valois de la Motte relié à la suite Second mémoire justificatif de la Comtesse de Valois de la Motte, écrit par elle-même ~ Essais historiques sur la vie de Marie-Antoinette d'Autriche; Reine de France; pour servir à l'histoire de cette princesse. ~ Essai historique sur la vie de Marie-Antoinette, Reine de France et de Navarre, née archiduchesse d'Autriche, le 2 novembre 1755 rédigé sur plusieurs manuscrits de sa main. ¿Londres, Sans nom, 1789, 215 pages. Londres, Sans nom, 1789, 78 pages ~ Londres, Sans nom, 1789, VIII et 83 pages. Versailles, Chez la Montensier, Hotel des Courtisanes, De l'an de la liberté française 1789; 168 pages. Reliure plein veau brun moucheté de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs richement orné, tranches rouges.Les deux premiers titres traitent de "l'affaire du collier". Les deux titres suivants sont de violents pamphlets contre Marie-Antoinette - Barbier II-274, Tourneux IV-21049 à 21051 Ces Mémoires qui mettent directement Marie-Antoinette en cause, effectivement publiés à Londres, furent achetés 'à prix d'or' par la Cour de France furent détruits et sont devenus introuvables. Une seconde édition (première édition parisienne) Paris, chez Garnéry, l'An premier de la République française (1792) fut publiée. Très rare exemplaire de la Ière édition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An account of the principal lazarettos in Europe . together with further observations on some foreign prisons and hospitals .

      William Eyres for T. Cadell (etc.), Warrington 1789 - 312 x 245 mm. (uncut). Quarter sheep ca. 1789, rubbed, hinges cracking, some leaves loosening. Light browning & foxing. Very good copy. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 1601. Although best known as a prison reformer on the strength of his famous State of the Prisons in England and Wales (1777; see Printing and the Mind of Man 224), the English philanthropist John Howard was also concerned with the improvement of sanitary conditions in other public institutions. His work in this area represents an important link in the development of the public health movement. The present work, an investigation of the conditions of English and European hospitals (including mental hospitals and quarantine detention houses) contains both plans and notes on management and personnel; it also includes notes of Howard's latest inspections of Irish, Scottish and English prisons. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mémoires de Monsieur Le Duc de S. Simon t/w Supplément aux Mémoires de M. Le Duc de Saint-Simon. 7 Volumes.

      Buisson/Mossy., London/Paris 1789 - 3100+pp Text in FRENCH. Faithfully copied from the original manuscript, or by the observer during the reign of Louis XIV, and the first epochs of the next reign. Controversial assessment of his times, of the system of the state and equality, written with clarity and wit. All bindings are rubbed and chipped, text blocks are clean and tight. Willincur additional postage due to weight. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        O pastor fiel, tragi-comedia pastoral do Cavalheiro Guarini, traduzida do italiano por Thome Joaquim Gonzaga.

      Lisbon, Regia Officina Typographica, 1789. - Woodcut vignette of harp with laurel wreath on title page. Typographical headpiece on pp. 7 and 57. Woodcut headpiece and initial on p. 13. Woodcut tailpieces on pp. 105 and 220. viii, 293 pp. 8°, contemporary tree sheep (quite worn, hinges weak, covers wormed, spine ends defective), flat spine with gilt fillets and dark green lettering piece, gilt letter, text-block edges sprinkled blue-green. Some minor staining to the title-page and a few following leaves, but internally in fine condition, for the most part clean and crisp. ---- First Portuguese translation of Guarini's sixteenth-century play @Il pastor fido. The translator was the poet Thomé Joaquim Gonzaga Neves, cousin of the famed Brazilian poet Thomas Antonio Gonzaga (author of @Marília de Dirceu). Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1738, Gonzaga Neves received his degree from Coimbra University and returned to Brazil as @auditor militar of the second regiment of infantry at Bahia. Upon his return to Portugal in 1805 he was named @desembargador honorario for the @Relação do Porto. He worked assiduously at translating the Italian operas performed at the Theatro de São Carlos; these translations were often sold as @folhetos de cordel. Innocêncio cites eight of these as "sendo indubitavelmente" the work of Gonzaga Neves, who died in Lisbon in 1819.Innocêncio recounts the unlucky fate of this translation, its suppression and subsequent rarity: the Meza Censoria gave it permission to be published, then revoked the permission after the work had been printed and ordered that all copies sold be returned. After the Meza was abolished in 1794, the copies went to the Biblioteca Pública, and in 1838 were finally acquired by Gonzaga Neves' heirs and sold through a Lisbon bookseller.Guarini's @Il pastor fido, a pastoral tragicomedy set in Arcadia, is one of the most famous plays of the sixteenth century. Written in honor of the nuptials of the Duke of Savoy and Catherine of Austria in 1585, it was first published in Venice, 1590, and revised by the author through 20 editions, the latest being Venice, 1602. @Il pastor fido inspired many composers of madrigals (including Claudio Monteverdi, Giaches de Wert, and Heinrich Schütz) as well as Handel's opera of the same name, first performed in 1712.---- Borba de Moraes, @Período colonial pp. 179-80. Sacramento Blake VII, 299-300. Innocêncio VII, 361-3. @Imprensa Nacional 411. Gonçalves Rodrigues, @A tradução em Portugal 1747: citing no other translation into Portuguese before 1850. Not in JCB, @Portuguese and Brazilian Books. Not in Welsh or @Greenlee Catalogue. Not in Palha, which lists a Lyon, 1720 edition in Italian and French. NUC: WU, DCU. OCLC: 561200848 (British Library); 468915101 (Bibliothèque Nationale de France); 24647431 (Houghton Library, Catholic University of America-Oliveira Lima Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Universidade de São Paulo). Porbase locates four copies, all in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Copac repeats British Library and adds Oxford University. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The North West or Davis’s Streights Whale Fishery” (Greenland whaling scene)

      London: Boydell, 1789 - Robert Dodd (1748-1816) “The North West or Davis’s Streights Whale Fishery” (Greenland whaling scene) London: Boydell, 1789 Hand-colored aquatint engraving 26” x 35 ½” framed Whaling began in the Davis Straight region, off the coast of Greenland, in the Arctic during the 17th century. Dutch, German, English and Scottish whalers largely confined their efforts to the eastern (Greenland) side of the strait. The peak of whaling activity was from 1820 to 1840, when there were sometimes almost 100 vessels in the Davis Strait area; in some years the catch exceeded 1000 whales. Typically, arctic whaling voyages lasted a single summer. Ships arrived from Europe into Davis Strait in April and tried to begin the return journey by October. However, on many occasions vessels were trapped by ice and either imprisoned through the winter or sunk. Robert Dodd’s, “The North West or Davis’s Streights Whale Fishery,” the methods used to hunt whales in the arctic. In this scene Dutch and English ships are shown, each accompanied by two smaller row boats or whaleboats, one kept in reserve should the other be damaged by an angry whale. Once a whale was sighted, the whaleboat would be sent with a small crew, and the whale would be harpooned and lanced to death. The oil extracted from blubber was used in street lamps and for soap. In the 19th century, whales were also used to produce margarine, paints and varnishes, and as a lubricant. The waxy spermaceti produced by sperm whales was used for candles, lubricants, cosmetics and shoe polish. In the Arctic waters, the most important whale was the bowhead, which supplied baleen (whalebone), a substance which hangs in long, curtainlike strips from the roof of its mouth. A large bowhead might produce over 700 strips. By the end of the 19th century, it became common practice to remove baleen and discard the carcass. This flexible substance was used for a range of products including buggy whips, skirt hoops, umbrellas, carriage wheels, corset stays and fishing rods. Dodd was known for the accuracy of the details of ships and the conditions at sea in his paintings. From about 1783, Dodd engraved over a hundred of his paintings in aquatint and as a result his work gained a wide audience. The work of Robert Dodd is represented in the collections of the United States Naval Museum, Annapolis, and the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Dodd’s painting “The Greenland Whale Fishery” (1783) is also in the collection of Arader Galleries, information is available upon request.

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        Essai sur la secte des Illuminés. EA. (?) - es scheinen mehrere Drucke aus dem Jahr 1789 zu existieren.

      Paris (fingiert ?), ohne Drucker, 1789. - Titel, xv, 127 S. 8°. Restaurierter HLederband d. Zeit auf 5 Bünden, mit etwas Rückenvergoldung. Rücken etwas beschabt; Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen professionell ergänzt; Lederecken professionell erneuert; Bezugspapier der Deckel mit Hadernpapier erneuert; Vorsätze erneuert (etwas unschön mit leicht glänzendem Papier); fl.(alte) Vorsätze leimschattig; gering stockfleckig; Bll. durchgehend in der unteren Ecke und größtenteils auch in der restlichen Fußkante etwas fleckig bzw. wasserfleckig; einige Bll. mit kleinem Abriss in der unteren Ecke (kein Textverlust); Stempel und kleine Bibliothekssignatur auf dem Titel. Schrift (eher eine Verteidigungsschrift) über die Illuminaten und Freimaurer, insbesondere in Frankreich (Illuminés d Avignon) und Deutschland, und ihre Vorgeschichte; bei den deutschen Illuminaten beschränkt sich der Verfasser dabei auf die in Preussen. Der Verfasser Jean-Pierre-Louis de La Roche du Maine, Marquis de Luchet (1740-1792); franz. Kavallerieoffizier, Schriftsteller und Journalist; nach der Militärzeit versuchte er sich als Unternehmer - dabei war er allerdings wenig erfolgreich, denn 1776 mußte er vor seinen Gläubigern nach Lausanne fliehen; hier scheiterte er mit der Herausgabe einer Zeitschrift; daraufhin begab er sich in den Dienst (Bibliothekar) des Landgrafen Karl von Hessen-Kassel (dieser war Freimauerer und soll auch Mitglied des Illuminatenordens gewesen sein); Luchet wurde außerdem zum Sekretär der "Gesellschaft der Alterthümer" in Kassel gewählt; 1788 gewährte ihm der Prinz Heinrich von Preussen eine Pension von 2000 Talern. Barbier II, 245. FR

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        Collection complete des oeuvres de M. de Florian - [Volumes 1-5]

      Neuchatel : L. F. Borl (1789-1793) - Language: French. Very good copies all finely bound in full contemporary aniline calf. Gilt cross-bands bands with dark morocco gilt-blocked labels. An uncommonly good set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 2 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Correspondance particuliere du comte de Saint-Germain, ministre et secretaire d'etat de la guerre, (...) avec M. Paris du Verney, conseiller d'etat. On y a joint la vie du comte de Saint-Germain, et plusieurs pieces qui le concernent. 2 Bände

      Londres et se trouve a Paris, chez Buisson, 1789. VI, 136, 232; (4), 281 Seiten. Halbleder der Zeit mit floraler Rückenvergoldung u. goldgepr. Rückenschild, Rotschnitt, 8°. - Monglond I, 669. - Mit einer ausführlichen Einleitung über das Leben des französischen Generals und Kriegsministers Claude-Louis, Comte de Saint-Germain (1707-1778) von Philippe Henri de Grimoard und einem tabellarischen Lebenslauf. - In sehr schöner, sauberer Erhaltung und einem zeitgenössischen goldverzierten Halbledereinband. Mit dem gestochenen Wappenexlibris des Fürsten von der Leyen.

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      Edinburgh:: Royal Society of Edinburgh,, 1789. First Edition. Very Good++. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY JOHN PLAYFAIR to Sir William Miller (Member of Parliament for Edinburgh 1780). Very Good++ Offprint. First Separate Edition in ?contemporary marbled paper wrappers. Wrappers are intact with wear and chipping at the spine. Small owner stamp verso front wrapper. Sm. 4to. 60 pp.

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        Ueber die Lehre des Spinoza in Briefen an den Herrn Moses Mendelssohn.

      Breslau, Löwe, 1789.. Neue vermehrte Ausgabe. 8°. 18,5 cm. [1] Bl.att, LI, [1], 440 Seiten, 1 Blatt (Beylagen). Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel.. Erste Ausgabe. WG² 12. Neue vermehrte Ausgabe. Mit 4 Kupfern: Portrait Spinozas als Frontispiz, Titelkupfer (Portrait von Lessing und Mendelsohn), Schlussvignette (Portrait von Jacobi) und auf dem Beilagenblatt (Abbildung einer Uhr). Einbandecken bestoßen, Einband minimalst berieben, ansonsten sehr gutes Exemplar.

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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. Quarto

      First edition of one of Howard's two major works, "the first survey . . . which had ever appeared", supplemented by Howard's further observations on prisons, providing the empirical bases for the first modern reforms of both prisons and hospitals. Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, the original spine (worn) laid down, the front hinge cracked and the title a bit loose; a good copy with the plates. Printed by William Eyres; and Sold by T. Cadell [& three others], London, 1789.

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        A Toopopaoo of a Chief, with a Priest making his offering to the Morai , in Huoheine

      London: I. Webber, 312 Oxford St., 1789. Softground etching, in original colouring, 305 x 392 mm, cut close to image trimming part of last line of caption (but still legible); mounted. Tahitian ceremony. Rare: a very fine early publication of this well-known image, as a softground etching, here in striking original colour (the print was also issued in tint and wash). Webber's initial experiments with the various mediums available to him as he worked on the images from Cook's third voyage produced a remarkable series of images in different styles. This is one of his first versions of an image that would later be reworked (in reverse) as an aquatint for his Views in the South Seas.

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        Travels in Switzerland. In a Series of Letters to William Melmoth Esq. 2 volume set

      Dublin L. White, P. Byrne and others 1789. G : in Good condition. Covers rubbed with some minor abrasions on upper board of volume I. Spines rubbed. Scattered browning. Lacks 2 maps. Signature of previous owner on fep dated 1793. Heraldic bookplate of Sir Robert Shaw ' Te Ipsum Nosce'. Contents tight and overall G+ [First Edition] Leather cover 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5"). 555pp; 544pp + index. 5 [of 7] engraved plates.

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        ARISTOTLE'S TREATISE ON POETRY. Translated with notes on the translation and on the original and Two Dissertations on Poetical and Musical Imitation

      London, Payne & Son, White & Son; Robson and Clarke et al., 1789.. FIRST EDITION 1789, 4to, approximately 275 x 215 mm, 11 x 8½ inches, pages: xix, plus Errata, 1-68, 65-565, [3] plus [28] pages of Index, mispagination between pages 68 & 65, catchwords correct and collates the same as all copies, bound in full diced calf, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, gilt decoration to edges of covers, gilt dentelles, original marbled endpapers, speckled edges. Binding rubbed and slightly scuffed with uneven fading, professionally rebacked using original spine, 2 corners worn with slight loss of leather, inner paper hinges cracked, age-browning and pale foxing throughout, occasional dark fox spot, light rippling to upper margins on a few pages at front and rear, tear to 1 lower margin with loss, not affecting text, small hole in 1 page, affecting 3 letters on one side, the other blank, otherwise a very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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      New York: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, [1789].. 164,clxv-clxxvii pp. Folio. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards. Extremities worn. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Some light dampstaining along foredge. Very good, in original condition. In a blue half morocco and cloth box, spine gilt. The original collected printing of the Journal for the very first session of the House of Representatives. The first session covers the activities of the House from March 4 to Sept. 29, 1789, a period in which many important legislative events took place. Foremost among these was the discussion of the proposed Bill of Rights. Pages 102-105 contain some fine tuning of the language of some of the seventeen amendments originally proposed by the House (a preliminary version of the Bill of Rights is printed on pages 107-108), adoption of which was later defeated by the Senate. Numerous references to individual parts of the Bill of Rights are made throughout the first volume as well. The remainder of the Journal for the first session contains much of the important legislative foundation for the machinery of government, establishing the Treasury and War departments, regulating the Customs, Judiciary, Post Office, Mint, and the like. An important and valuable volume in the history of American government, recording all manner of legislative activities from the earliest days of the federal government. This copy bears the ownership inscription of Jeremiah Van Rensselaer (1738-1810), who served as a representative for New York during the First Congress. Van Rensselaer was a graduate of the College of New Jersey (later Princeton), who settled in his hometown of Albany. He was active in local politics and was an early supporter of the American cause against Britain. He served as a paymaster during the Revolution and was an Anti-Federalist after the war, opposing the new constitution. After serving in the First Congress, he went on to direct the Bank of Albany and serve as lieutenant governor under George Clinton. EVANS 22208. NAIP w027498.

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        Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne

      With Engraved Plates[WHITE, Gilbert]. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. in the County of Southampton: With Engravings, and an Appendix London: Printed by T. Bensley for B. White and Son, 1789.First edition. Quarto. v, [1, blank], 468 (i.e., 466), [12, index], [1, errata], [1, blank] pp. Folding engraved frontispiece, two engraved title vignettes, and six engraved plates (one folding). Engravings by Peter Mazell and Daniel Lerpinire after drawing by Samuel Grimm.Bound by Riviere & Son in full olive morocco. Boards ruled in gilt. Spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. A very good copy.ìThat Whiteís Selborne is the only work on natural history which has retained the rank of an English classic is admitted by general acclamation, as well as by competent critics, and numerous have been the attempts to discover the secret of its ever-growing reputation. Scarcely two of them agree, and no explanation whatever offered of the charm which invests it can be accepted as in itself satisfactory. If we grant what is partially true, that it was the first book of its kind to appear in this country, and therefore had no rivals to encounter before its reputation was established, we find that alone insufficient to account for the way in which it is still welcomed by thousands of readers, to many of whomóand this especially applies to its American admirersóscarcely a plant or an animal mentioned in it is familiar, or even known but by nameî (D.N.B.).Grolier, 100 English, 62. Martin, pp. 90-94.HBS 64383.$2,750

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        Le costume francais 1789-1830.

      [France], np, nd.. 16 leaves with original gouaches. Original wrappers. Folio.. Stunning collection of 16 original guaches with accompanying descriptive text (handwritten in an elegant hand in French and mounted on cardstock to versus opposite image they are describing) all by a skilled artist (one "J. Baten" as noted on cover). The monotone (with occasional highlights of color) fashion plates are executed in a striking white on dark grey heavy stock, lending the entire production a ghostly quality not out of place in these studies of bygone French fashions. Based on design and handwriting, we date most likely to the first half of the 20th century. The style of the gouaches themselves - somewhere between Deco and Nouveau - would lend credence to this assessment. 5 plates show men, one of a man and woman, ten of women only. Exceptional.

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        Arier og Sange, Divertissements, Mellemacter, etc. af Danske og oversatte Syngestykker. Indrettede for Claveret. Andet Bind, Tredie og Fierde Stykke. (mangler 1. Bd., 1. og 2. Stykke).

      . Kbhvn. 1789. Fol. Med 1 smuk titelvignet. (4) + 96 s. Samt. helskindsbd. * Birkelund 169. Heri bl. a. noderne til Wessels Grovsmeden og Kaerlighed uden Strömper, Bredals Tronfölgen i Sidon, Ewalds Balders Död, Fiskerne (med the Royal Danish anthem) og Gorm den Gamle. Meget sjaelden!.

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        Das Vorgebirg der Guten Hofnung.

      1789 - Vienna, F.A. Schræmbl, 1789. Coloured. 520 x 355mm. Centerfold crease, very wide margins. An Austrian version of De La Rochette's important map, first published by Faden in 1782. It marks the homesteads of many of the early Dutch settlers, the native kraals and the trails between the towns, and has a decorative title cartouche showing mounted Europeans hunting elephants with lances. See TOOLEY: Africa p.40, plate 30 & NORWICH: 225 for the first issue.

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        Arthur Phillip Esq. Captain General and Commander in Chief

      London: Stockdale, 1789. Stipple engraving, 232 x 144 mm. (plate size), slight browning yet a very good impression. The classic contemporary portrait of Captain Arthur Phillip, commander of the First Fleet and first governor of the fledgling convict settlement at Port Jackson. This portrait was engraved as the frontispiece to The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay, a compilation of Phillip's dispatches and the most significant official account of the perilous early history of the settlement. This detailed portrait is based on the original oil by Francis Wheatley painted in 1786 - now a national treasure held by the Mitchell Library in Sydney.

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        Preceptos Generales Sobre Las Operaciones De Los Partos. Este Tratado Es Una Exposición Completa Del Arte Obstrectrice, En El Qual Se Explican Con La Mayor Claridad Todas Las Diferentes Especies De Partos. está Adicionado Con Advertencias y Notas .(*)

      Joseph Herrera, Madrid 1789 - (*) de lo mejor que han escrito los profesores modernos; ilustrado con observaciones prácticas muy instructivas, y adornado con láminas finas. escrito particularmente para la instrucción de los Cirujanos partidarios. 13 hojas - 1 lámina con un muy bello grabado con la figura del autor - 387 pp. y 10 láminas = y = 8 hojas - 388 pp. y 13 láminas. Perfecto ejemplar con una muy conservada encuadernación de época en piel. Lomeras con tejuelos y florones. Cortes pintados. Size: 2 Vols. En 4º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traite elementaire de chimie, presente dans un ordre nouveau et d'apres les decouvertes modernes. Nouvelle edition a laquelle on a joint la Nomenclature Ancienne & Moderne, pour servir a l'intelligence des Auteurs; differens Memoires de MM. Fourcroy & Morveau, & le Rapport de MM. Baume, Cadet, Darcet & Sage, sur la necessite de reformer & de perfectionner la Nomenclature Chimique. Avec figures et tableaux. (TRAITE DE CHIMIE suivi de la NOMENCLATURE, 3 VOLUMES).

      Paris, Cuchet, 1789.. 3 volumes in-8, plein veau porphyre de l'epoque, dos lisses ornes de fers speciaux, filets et palettes dores, pieces de titre et de tomaison de veau havane et bronze, xliv, 322 p., 2 tableaux depliants; viij, 326 p. et iv, 259 p., un grand 'Tableau de la nomenclature chimique' depliant et 13 planches gravees (certaines depliantes). Veritable deuxieme edition augmentee du troisieme volume de 'Nomenclature'. Imprimee par Chardon comme la premiere, cette edition comporte les fautes corrigees et, pour la premiere fois, les deux premiers volumes sous pagination separee. Selon Duveen, certains exemplaires furent distribues avec la 'Nomenclature', d'autre sans. (Duveen & Klickstein, n° 155). Accrocs aux coiffes et quelques epidermures. Quelques aureoles claires et petites galeries de ver. Cachet de bibliotheque..

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        Autograph Document Signed / Unsigned Portrait

      This English-born American bookseller and publisher was controversial during the American Revolution for his suspected Tory sympathies, especially since he published the "New York Gazetteer," even returning to England briefly early during the war; but it's believed he was actually a spy for the Americans, and smuggled messages to General Washington printed on thin paper bound into the covers of books. ADS, 2pp (separate leaves), 7 3/4" X 6" and 7 3/4" X 7½", New York, NY, 1789 September 10-11. Very good. Mild bit of age toning, slight bit of soiling. First leaf, in Rivington's hand, records a real estate transaction (verbatim, with line breaks included): "James Rivington & wife / to / Benj: Moore / deed & Release Sept: 10 & 11, 1789. / Recd. -- Lib:45. p529 -- & Lib:46. p221. -- / 16 ac. 2 roads & 32 paas.-- Between Green- / -wich Road & the River -- South of / Mary Clarke's land. --" The second leaf, in another and neater hand, notes: "Abstract of Title to two Lots of Ground, on the North-Easterly side of Twenty first Street, in the 12th Ward of the City of New York, distinguished on the plot beneath by the numbers 1 & 2." Below this is a well-drafted plat map showing land parcels between "9th Av." at left, "8th Ave." at right, "22d St" at top and "21. St." at bottom -- with the two lots in question here neatly marked "1" and "2" in the lower right area of this block. The purchaser here was Bishop BENJAMIN MOORE (1748-1816) the second bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and president of Columbia College -- best remembered as the father of Clement C. Moore (1779-1863), the scholar who penned the immortal poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" in 1823. Bishop Moore and his son owned a number of properties in this area, mostly in the Chelsea Historic District slightly north of the two lots he purchased from Rivington. A scarce document with interesting connections. Accompanied by a superb and itself scarce vintage steel-engraved portrait, heavy stock 7" X 10½", n.p., n.y. [mid-19th century]. Fine. A bold and handsome head-and-shoulders portrait of Rivington gazing intently at the viewer, looking rather like Washington himself, engraved by A.H. Ritchie.

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        The following Letter from Port Jackson, dated Nov., 14, 1788 , is written by a Female Pen" [in] The London Chronicle

      London: 28 May, 1789. Broadsheet, 8 pp. comprising a complete issue of the London Chronicle, original tax stamp; some toning and a little frayed, but in very good fresh condition, disbound. The first published account of life in Sydney by a woman, and a letter of some descriptive power: 'every one is so taken up with their own misfortunes, that they have no pity to bestow upon others.' First-hand accounts by women of the earliest phase of European settlement are very scarce. 'I take the first opportunity that has been given us, to acquaint you with our disconsolate situation in this solitary waste of the creation. Our passage, you may have heard by the last ships, was tolerably favourable; but the inconveniences suffered for want of shelter, bedding, &c. are not to be imagined by any stranger. However, we have now two streets, if four rows of the most miserable huts you can possibly conceive of, deserve that name: windows they have none, as from the Governor's house &c., now nearly finished, no glass could be spared; so that lattices of twigs are made by our people to supply their places. At the extremity of the lines, where, since our arrival, the dead are buried, there is a place called the Church-yard; but we hear as soon as a sufficient quantity of bricks can be made, a church is to be built, and named St. Philip, after the Governor. Notwithstanding all our presents, the savages still continue to do us all the injury they can, which makes the soldiers duty very hard, and much dissatisfaction among the officers. I know not how many of our people have been killed. 'As for the distresses of the women, they are past description, as they are deprived of tea and other things they were indulged in, in the voyage, by the seamen; and as they are all totally unprovided with clothes, those who have young children are quite wretched. Besides this, though a number of marriages have taken place, several women, who became pregnant on the voyage, and are since left by their partners, who have returned to England, are not likely even here to form any fresh connections. We are comforted with the hopes of a supply of tea from China, and flattered with getting riches when the settlement is complete, and the hemp which this place produces is brought to perfection. Our kangaroo cats (sic) are like mutton, but much leaner; and here is a kind of chickweed so much in taste like our spinach, that no difference can be discerned. Something like ground ivy is used for tea; but a scarcity of salt and sugar makes our best meals insipid. The separation of several of us to an uninhabited island was like a second transportation. In short, every one is so taken up with their own misfortunes, that they have no pity to bestow upon others. All our letters are examined by an officer; but a friend takes this for me personally. The ships sail to-night.' The letter has since been printed as the first entry in Patricia Clarke and Dale Spender's Life Lines, and they speculate that the author may have been on board Lady Penrhyn (which had half of the convict women), and also offer the reminder that a surprising number of the women of the First Fleet were literate: 'over a quarter of the women who arrived on the First Fleet and who married within the next two years were able to write their names in the marriage register.' Nonetheless, despite the many tantalising clues - the author seems to suggest that she was transported to Norfolk Island - identifying the author remains an unlikely task, even despite her high standard of education.

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        Single issue of the Universal Magazine Of Knowledge and Pleasure

      London: December, 1789. Complete issue of this magazine in remarkable original condition, stitch-sewn as issued; in the original printed blue wrappers, fraying at the edges (as expected). The popular fascination with Botany Bay in 1789. Rare issue of this important 1789 journal, with evidence of the renewed interest in Australia and the Pacific, most notably the fine portrait engraving of William Dampier, but also with notice of Governor Phillip and Omai. The issue begins with "Memoirs of the Life and Voyages of Captain William Dampier", with a fine engraving after the famous portrait of Dampier holding his book, originally painted from life by Thomas Murray. It is probable that this popular version of the portrait, confirmed in the text to have been done by Cook, is in some sense a copy of the 1787 engraving issued by Charles Sherwin (see the National Portrait Gallery in London), but published portraits of Dampier are certainly uncommon. An accompanying short biography is printed over 7 pages (but was so long it had to be concluded in the supplement volume for the year, not present here). This issue also includes a one-page "Anecdotes of Arthur Phillip" taken directly from his voyage account (which was an exactly contemporary publication, officially announced in the press on 3 December 1789), and giving a not inappropriate overview of his life. The "anecdotes" are immediately succeeded in the text by a one-page "Sequel to the Adventures of Omai", printing the account of Omai after his return to Tahiti on Cook's third voyage, also taken from Phillip's account: the book included sections from several different authors, and the Omai notice derived from the return voyage of the First Fleet ship Lady Penrhyn, which sailed for Port Jackson to China via Tahiti, having been thwarted in the original plan of visiting the northwest coast of America. Although copies of early magazines such as this one are not unknown for sale, it is most unusual to see one in such fine unsophisticated original condition. It was recently discovered in the library of "The Hermitage", a Georgian house in Northumberland, a private family home that had been all but boarded up for decades, and was described in the press as a "time capsule" when the contents came up for sale.

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        La Chasse aux Bibliographes et Antiquaires mal-avisés,

      Suivie de beaucoup de Notes critiques sur l'Histoire de l'ancienne Typographie, et sur diverses matières Bibliologiques et Bibliographiques...par un des Eleves de M. l'Abbé Rive... 1 p.l., 557 pp.; 1 p.l., lvi, [3] (errata), 112 pp. Two vols, cont. French red half-morocco & red glazed boards, flat spines richly gilt, fore-edges untrimmed. London [i.e. Aix-en-Provence]: "N. Aphobe" [=Fearless], 1789. First edition, one of 50 sets printed on Holland paper, ruled throughout in red, and bound in contemporary French red half-morocco. This is the very fine William Beckford (Hamilton Palace sale, 1883, lot 1370) -- Earl of Rosebery (his sale Sotheby's, London, 28 Oct. 1975, lot 332) -- Major Adrian L. McLaughlin (bookplate, his sale Sotheby's Monaco, 7 Oct. 1980, lot 1487) set. The Abbé Rive (1730-91), served as librarian to the Duc de la Vallière, who had formed the most important collection of books of the 18th century. After the Duc's death, Debure, van Praet, and Nyon were selected to prepare the catalogue of the library, which appeared in 1783. Rive, who had a controversial disposition, was greatly offended for having been ignored. "Six years later in 1789, the Abbé repeated and amplified his attacks in La Chasse aux bibliographes, in which he rakes together everything that the most vindictive spite can suggest, not only concerning the two bibliographers Debure and van Praet and their catalogue, but concerning his late patron, the Duc de la Vallière, and, indeed, all others whom he deemed his enemies, who had any part in the slight which he conceived had been put upon him. Undoubtedly, in spite of all its vindictive bitterness, or perhaps, partly owing to this, it is a book full of interest to all bibliophiles and bibliographers, as well as of no little use for elucidating some obscure points in literary history."-R.C. Christie, "The Catalogues of the Library of the Duc de la Vallière" in Library Chronicle, II (1885), pp. 153-59. Rive extended his attacks to Lelong, Maittaire, Maugérard, Maury, Mercier de St. Léger, Niceron, and other contemporaries. In 1786, Rive became librarian at Aix where this book was printed. ❧ Bigmore & Wyman, II, p. 261. Brunet, IV, 1321-"Satire violente contre plusieurs bibliographes plus habiles, et surtout plus estimables que l'abbé Rive." .

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        Lieut. Watts

      London: Stockdale, 8 December, 1789. Stipple engraving, 230 x 180 mm. (plate size), some spotting else fine. Uncommon engraved portrait of John Watts, veteran of Cook's third voyage, who sailed with the First Fleet on board Lady Penrhyn. Although published by Stockdale and intended to be included in Governor Phillip's account of New South Wales, it is only rarely seen in the first edition because it was issued too late to be included in most copies (Phillip's account was officially published on 3 December 1789, while this portrait is dated 8 December). Watts entered the Royal Navy in 1770 and in March 1776 was appointed to the Resolution as a midshipman, sailing with Cook on his third voyage. In 1787 he took leave of absence from the Navy to sail with the First Fleet to New South Wales in the convict transport Lady Penrhyn, and ultimately took command of the ship at Port Jackson in order to continue to China for the East India Company. Extracts from Watts' journal of the First Fleet voyage appear in The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay (London, 1789) as do three plates after his sketches. Two are coastal profiles: one shows two views of the Curtis Isles, the other has two views of the Macaulay Isles. The third plate depicts the New Holland Cassowary, Watts being the first known European to depict an emu, having sent the bird to Sir Joseph Banks (DAAO).

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      Imprenta Real - Madrid. Imprenta Real. 1789. Holandesa (poco fatigada). 21X15. 2Vol. vol VI, 5h+215Pág. vol VII, XII+332Pág. Ilustrado con Bellos grabados (completo). Ref 7.5 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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... to which are added the Journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball & Capt. Marshall... [Edited by John Stockdale]

      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 second state (with Webber's name removed from the medallion), the early state of the 'Kangooroo' (later changed to 'Kanguroo'), and the later state of the 'Vulpine Opossum' plate, and page 122 misnumbered 221; some scattered foxing and binding slightly worn but overall a excellent copy in contemporary polished calf, skilfully rebacked with original spine laid down, spine gilt in compartments with original crimson label. The Governor's account. 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. 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'.

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        Book entitled "Banquet to Commemorate the Framing and Signing of the Constitution" with an oath signed in 1789 tipped in

      New York, October 24, 1789 Book, "Banquet to Commemorate the Framing and Signing of the Constitution", published in 1888, with many diagrams and litho images of George Washington and other notables of the time. Tipped into the front endpaper is a document stating "I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States". The first signature is that of Roger Kinne, a representative from Otsego County in the New York State Assembly from 1808-1809. Otsego County was one of three counties that split from Montgomery County in 1791. Other notables from that time and place have signed underneath, with various dates. A small booklet printing of the Constitution is tipped into the back cover, measuring 4.5" x 6". Fragile, cover loose, 7.25" x 11", 86 pps.

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        Beschryving van het eiland Curaçao, en de daar onder hoorende eilanden, . . .Amsterdam, Johannes van Selm, 1779. 8vo. With 2 folding engraved plates, one providing a map of Curaçao and plan of Fort Amsterdam and its surroundings, and the other showing the spectacular explosion of the warship Alphen on 15 September 1778. Green cloth (ca. 1930?) by George Fredrik Lodewijk OPHOF in Rotterdam (with his ticket on the paste-down), with author and title in gold on front board.

      JCB 2569; Muller, America 506; Sabin 31486 (see also 17983); STCN (9 copies); Tiele, Bibl. 469 (misdated 1789); not in Church; Streeter. First and probably the only early edition of a description of the islands of Curaçao, Bonaire and Aruba, with a folding map of Curaçao and plan of Fort Amsterdam, and a folding plate showing the explosion of the Dutch warship Alphen on 15 September 1778. With binder's ticket of G.F.L. Ophof, probably the younger since the elder died in 1925, and the owner's label and owl bookplate of the jurist and bibliophile F.C. Koch (1873-1957), all on the front paste-down. The map with some folds, slightly soiled, otherwise in good condition.

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        An early printing of George Washington's inaugural address in the Connecticut Journal with a description of the inaugural festivities in New York

      An account of George Washington's inauguration and his first inaugural speech as reported in the May 6,1789 issue of The Connecticut Journal (New Haven: Printed by Thomas and Samuel Green, opposite the Post-Office) 4 pages, 10" x 16". Some marginal tears and chips, separated at left spine, light scattered foxing and folds.A superb account of the festivities surrounding the inauguration of George Washington on April 30,1789 including one of the earliest printings of his first inaugural address. The article, beginning on page three reads, in small part: "NEW - YORK May 1. Yesterday at two o'clock was solemnly inaugurated into office, our ILLUSTRIOUS PRESIDENT. The ceremony was begun by ... procession from the Federal State House to the President's House ... On their arrival, the President joined the procession in his carriage and four, and the whole moved through the principal streets to the State-House ... When the van had reached the State-House, the troops opening their ranks formed an avenue,

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        The History of England. From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688. A New Edition. Volumes I to XII in 12 vols. (complete).,

      Basil, Printed by J. J. Tourneisen, 1789 - With a short introductory autobiography of the author (pages III-XVI). Contemporary full calf binding, gilt stamped, XXVIII, 415; 3 ll., 520; 2 ll., 476; 3 ll., 459; 3 ll., 416; 2 ll., 426; 2 ll., 480; 2 ll., 385; 2 ll., 418; 2 ll., 412; 3 ll., 418; 2 ll., 225 (64) pages. 12 uniform volumes in good condition. Volume one a small piece missing at the head of the spine. Front joint of vol. 1 broken at approx. 3 cm length. Bindings a bit rubbed. Inside very good, hardly stained. End papers glue shadowed in the corners. Provenance: All volumes with Exlibris of Lang-Puchhof. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 5550

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        Ingenue ou les Nouvelles Revies. Par l'Auteur de l'Anti-Justine.

      1789-1932, ohne weitere Angaben.. 8°. 77 S. mit 11 handkolorierten Illustrationen im Text, 11 sehr erotischen Schlußvignetten in grau-blau und 4 farb. Orig.-Aquarellzeichnungen. Lose Lagen in der Orig.-Broschur mit Fronttitel.. Eins von 200 numerierten Exemplaren. Gedruckt auf breitrandigem Bütten. Die Illustrationen sind eindeutig erotisch und in farbenprächtigem Kolorit gehalten. 4 dieser Motive finden sich als farbige Orig.-Aquarelle wieder. Die raffinierte Erotik geht bei diesem reizenden Werk bis ins Detail: die Schlußvignetten variieren das Thema einer schönen Nackten, die sich mit einem mannsgrossen Phallus vergnügt. Der nicht genannte Künstler ist Leo Fontan. Inhaltlich ist es eine Adaption von Mac Orlan. Die Broschur etwas berieben, Kapitale und Rücken mit kleinen Läsuren. Innen vereinzelt blasse kleine Braunflecken. Dutel 1746. ---------------- Broche. Edition publiee en 1932. Elle est ornee dans le texte de 11 illustrations en couleurs de Leo Fontan, et de 11 culs-de-lamps en gris bleu. 4 aquarells orig. en plus placees face aux illustrations. Qqs. rares rousseurs.

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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... 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; with the title-page in the second state (with Webber's name removed from the medallion), the early state of the 'Kangooroo' (later changed to 'Kanguroo'), and the later state of the 'Vulpine Opossum' plate, and page 122 misnumbered 221; moderate browning of the preliminaries, occasional modest offsetting but an attractive copy in a handsome binding by Aquarius of half polished calf gilt. The first official account of the First Fleet. The first edition of Governor Arthur Phillip's account of the convict settlement at Port Jackson, later named Sydney Cove in honour of his patron. Sydney's involvement in the establishment of the penal colony was a hands-on affair. His speech to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury reveals the depth and complexity of the plan which was undertaken at enormous expense to the government. Sydney's speech had concluded with a summary of the staff costs, including the considerable salary of 500 per annum awarded to the 'Naval Commander to be appointed Governor', soon nominated as Arthur Phillip. Phillip's prior experience with convict transports left him wary of the provisioning of the First Fleet in the weeks immediately prior to departure. In a letter dated March 12, 1787, Phillip had appealed to Lord Sydney for immediate assistance, lamenting the lack of flour and other essential supplies: 'This must be fatal to many, and the more so as no anti-scorbutics are allowed aboard the transports for either marine or convict… the garrison are sent to the extremity of the globe as they would be sent to America - a six weeks' passage.' The letter closes with the dire prediction that half the garrison and convicts would be lost before they reached New South Wales. During the voyage, in June of 1787, Phillip reports to Sydney by dispatch from Tenerife that the situation is not so dire as predicted 'By the inclosed list your Lordship will see that the convicts are not so sickly as when we sailed…' However, by this stage vital supplies were found to be missing, and Phillip asks Sydney to ensure that musket balls and cartridges, as well as clothing for the female convicts, be sent by the first supply ship to the infant colony (Historical Records of New South Wales, pp. 56, 106). Based on the governor's journals and despatches and assembled into book form by the London publisher Stockdale The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay is the single most important book to describe the journey to Botany Bay and the foundations of modern Australia.

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        La Henriade, poeme, suivi qe quelques autres Poemes

      Société Littéraire-Typographique 1789 Grand in - 4 (322 x 250 mm), maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, dentelle entourant les plats, sur les coupes et intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure d'époque). Premier tirage du portrait de Henri IV gravé par Tardieu d'après F. Pourbus et des 10 figures de Moreau le Jeune gravées par de Launay, Danbrun, Guttenberg, etc. Préface par Marmontel. La Henriade est suivie de nombreux essais et poèmes, parmi lesquels : Dissertation sur la mort d'Henri IV, Procès criminel de Ravaillac, Essai sur la poésie épique, Le Temple du gout. Ex - libris P. Dupont, et Jean Furstenberg. (Cohen, 1028). (défauts d'usage, frottements sur les coupes et les plats, défauts aux coiffes, papier gondolé, rousseurs claires). / / Tall quarto (322 x 250 mm), red morocco, spine tooled raised on bands, dentelle border on covers, turns - in and inside, gilt edges (contemporary binding). First printing of the portrait of Henri IV engraved by Tardieu after F. Pourbus and the 10 plates by Moreau le Jeune, engraved by de Launay, Danbrun, Guttenberg, etc. Preface by Marmontel. After "La Henriade" there are numerous essais and poems : Dissertation sur la mort d'Henri IV, Procès criminel de Ravaillac, Essai sur la poésie épique, Le Temple du gout, etc. Book - plate P. Dupont, and Jean Furstenberg. (Cohen, 1028). (defects of use, rubbings on turns - in and covers, defects on top and bottom of spine, curly paper, light brownings).

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