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        Oliver Cromwell dissolving the Long Parliament

      1789 - Incisione di mm 489 x 624 alla battuta. Buoni margini. Carta inglese vergata molto spessa. Da un famoso quadro di Benjamin West (Springfield, Pennsylvania, 10 ottobre 1738 – Londra, 11 marzo 1820). Originario della Pennsylvania, si formò in patria come ritrattista: si trasferì poi in Italia, dove si specializzò nella realizzazione di dipinti a soggetto storico. Nel 1763 si stabilì in Gran Bretagna, dove ottenne un grande successo e numerosi incarichi ufficiali: nel 1772 succedette a Joshua Reynolds come presidente della Royal Academy. Notevole fu anche la sua influenza nello sviluppo della pittura negli Stati Uniti: presso il suo studio di Londra si formarono, infatti, numerosi artisti americani. La collaborazione con John Hall (Colchester, Essex, 21 Dec 1739; Londra, 7 April 1797) fu fortemente voluta dall'editore John Boydell, che ne aveva fatto l'incisore di punta della sua calcografia. Effettivamente le cinque lastre che riprodusse da dipinti di West furono grandemente apprezzate dal mondo culturale inglese, tanto che presto Hall venne fatto da Giorgio III incisore di corte.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Emiliana]
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        JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES.

      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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        Ricerche istorico-critiche circa alle scoperte d'Amerigo Vespucci con l'aggiunta di una relazione del medesimo fin ora inedita compilate da .

      Florence, per Gaetano Cambiagi Stamp. Granducale, 1789. - Small woodcut vignette of putti with grapes on title page. 182 pp., (1 l. errata). 2 works bound in 1 volume. Large 8°, contemporary tree calf (some wear at front joint, minor worming to rear cover), flat spine with crimson morocco lettering piece, gilt letter, marbled endleaves, marbled edges matching the endleaves. In very good to fine condition. 2 works bound in 1 volume. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION, important because it includes the first printing of Vespucci's letter of 1502 to the Medici from Lisbon about his third voyage. It contains essays on the histories of Peter Martyr, Ferdinand Colombus, Oviedo, las Casas, Lopez de Gomarra, Antonio Herrera, Girolamo Benzone, Charlevoix, and Robertson, especially as they relate to accounts of Vespucci, as well as critiques of Canovai and Bandini. There is an essay on Vespucci's method of finding longitude. ---- Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 90. Rodrigues 356: "scarce." Sabin 3800. OCLC: 4285039 and others. ---- BOUND WITH: BARTOLOZZI, Francesco. @Apologia delle ricerche istorico-critiche circa alle scoperte d'Amerigo Vespucci . in confutazione della lettera seconda allo stampatore data col nome del Padre Canovai delle Scuole Pie. Florence: Gaetano Cambiagi, 1789. A very good to fine copy. 40 pp.FIRST AND ONLY EDITION, written to point out the errors in Canovai's @Elogio di Amerigo Vespucci, where it was stated that Vespucci reached America before Columbus and landed in Brazil before Cabral. * OCLC: 4285118 and others. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal politique-national.

      S.l. [Paris], s.d., (1789), - 23 livraisons en un vol. in-8, pagination multiple, basane fauve marbrée, dos lisse cloisonné et fleuronné, encadrement de triple filet doré sur les plats, simple filet doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Coupes et coins frottés, petit travail de ver au mors supérieur mais bon exemplaire. Edition originale rare. Première série seule de ce périodique né de la collaboration de Sabatier de Castres et de Rivarol, mais dans lequel la plume de Rivarol est prépondérante : il sortit d'abord en juillet-août 1789 (notre série), puis en décembre de la même année (24 numéros, débordant sur janvier 1790) ; enfin, une dernière fois en mai-juin 1790 (seulement 8 numéros). Le mauvais vouloir des libraires à assurer la distribution de cette feuille non patriotique explique cette histoire chaotique, en fait très mal connue, qui conduisit les auteurs à espacer les abonnements, et à imprimer à Bruxelles plutôt que Versailles ou Paris, où avait pourtant débuté le journal. Chaque livraison fait environ 8 pages. Dans notre exemplaire, le numéro 18 se trouve par erreur relié après le 19. De surcroît, l'on a inséré, entre les numéros 8 et 9, la pièce : Lettre sur la capture de l'abbé Maury, à Péronne. S.l.n.d. [1789], 11 pp. Martin & Walter, Journaux, 859. Hatin, pp. 136-137. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        TABLEAU des Opérations de l?Assemblée Nationale, d?après le Journal de Paris ; et auquel on a ajouté tous les articles de cette Feuille, qui peuvent intéresser les Arts et les Sciences. (5 volumes reliés).Tome premier : 400 p. - Tome troisième : 420 p. - Tome quatrième : 416 p. Tome cinquième : 400 p. Tomes sixième et septième : 416 et 240 p.

      Chez Hignou 1789 1790 1791 et 1792, Lausanne, - Plats marbré. Tranches rouges. Etiquettes de titre manuscrites aux dos. Cachet de possesseur (Louis Grangier de Fribourg). Intérieur en très bon état. Bel exemplaire.

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        HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

      London for W. Strahan and T. Cadell 1788-1789 - 6 volumes. Volumes 1-3 are very early issues, volumes 4-6 are first issues of the first editions. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and 3 engraved maps, two of which are quite large and folding. With all half-titles. Large 4to, in the very rare complete original bindings. The books are very handsomely bound in fine contemporary full polished calf, the covers framed with elaborate gilt rolled borders surrounding borders made of multiple gilt tools, gilt ruled edges, the spines with handsome gilt decorated panel designs within compartments featuring elaborate borders and central gilt ornaments, black morocco lettering labels gilt decorated and stamped and with beautifully marbled end-leaves. vii, [13], 704; [iix], 640; [vi], 640; viii, [8]; 620; [viii], 684; [x], 646, general index, pp. A fine and very handsome set, excellently preserved and internally still crisp and unusually clean and fresh. Finding sets of Gibbon which have not been re-backed or rebound is a daunting task. Thus, copies in original calf of the period are truly elusive. This copy is especially well preserved and has only minor expert and very skillful strengthening or restoration. This binding work is nearly imperceptible and is not obtrusive in any way, but rather, restores the books to their original grandeur and strength. AN IMPORTANT AND EARLY ISSUANCE OF THE GREATEST HISTORICAL WORK EVER UNDERTAKEN, A COPY IN RARELY ENCOUNTERED "PRESENTATION" BINDINGS OF FULL DELUXE CONTEMPORARY POLISHED CALF, BEAUTIFULLY GILT DECORATED. Volumes four through six are first editions, the first three volumes being very early printings. As the first volume was printed in a first edition of only 1000 copies (the original plan was for only 500), it is rare to find complete sets of first editions. The success of the work was immediate. "I am at a loss," Gibbon wrote, "how to describe the success of the work without betraying the vanity of the writer. The first impression was exhausted in a few days; a second and third edition were scarcely adequate to the demand, and the bookseller's property was twice invaded by the pyrates of Dublin. My book was on every table, and almost on every toilette." Publication of this grand work placed Gibbon at the "very head of the literary tribe" in Europe, according to Adam Smith. "For twenty-two years Gibbon was a prodigy of steady and arduous application. His investigations extended over almost the whole range of intellectual activity for nearly fifteen-hundred years. And so thorough were his methods that the laborious investigations of German scholarship, the keen criticisms of theological zeal, and the steady researches of (two) centuries have brought to light very few important errors in the results of his labors. But it is not merely the learning of his work, learned as it is, that gives it character as a history. It is also that ingenious skill by which the vast erudition, the boundless range, the infinite variety, and the gorgeous magnificence of the details are all wrought together in a symmetrical whole. It is still entitled to be esteemed as the greatest historical work ever written" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, pp. 146-147). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gibbon's History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire in Six Volumes Quarto Abridged in Two Volumes Octavo [2 volumes complete]

      G Kearsley, Johnson' Head, Fleet Street 1789 - 2 volumes both in Good condition. Edgewear and corners bumped with vertical cracks down spine of Vol. 1 and volume label absent Chipping to spine of Vol. 1. Vol. 2 is bumped at extremities, vertical crack down back edge of spine. Both vols. have very light foxing to outer pages. Pages crisp and bright. 2 solid volumes. With bookplates of Thomas Somers-Cocks. xi + 569 pp + 2 pp pubs ads.: xi + 562 pp + 2 pp pubs ads. 8vo full calf with red gilt title labels and green volume labels. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gibbon's History of the the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Abridged in Two Volumes

      Printed for G. Kearsley, London 1789 - First edition of Abridged Editiion. Two Volumes. Contemporary full sprinkled calf, matching red morocco labels and gilt ruling to spines. An exemplary set, near fine internally, hinges expertly repaired. A nice example of Gibbon's enduring classic. In custom slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Recueil de 6 textes.

      Slndn.d., - in-8, basane marbrée, dos lisse cloisonné et fleuronné, pièce de titre de maroquin brun, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Bel exemplaire.Intéressant ensemble comprenant : 1. LEFRANC DE POMPIGNAN (Jean-George). Le Lever de Baville, drame héroïque en 3 actes. Rome, Barbarini, s.d. (1789 ?), 92 pp. Un drame par l'archevêque de Vienne, président des États de Dauphiné, ministre d'État le 5 août 1789. La pièce oppose M. de Lamoignon, Bergasse et les abbés Maury et Morellet, esclaves, Beaumarchais, chef des esclaves 2. LETTRE écrite par plusieurs citoyens du clergé, de la noblesse & des communes du Dauphiné, à messieurs les Syndics-Généraux des États de Béarn. S.l.n.d., 8 pp. Des représentants des trois ordres - dont Henri Gagnon, médecin renommé et "homme éclairé", député de la ville de Grenoble, et grand-père maternel de Stendhal - justifient l'envoi de députés dauphinois aux États-Généraux. 3. LE GRAND Bailliage, comédie historique, en 3 actes et en prose. À Harcourt et à Rouen, Chez Liberté, à la Justice Triomphante, 1788, 92 pp. Comédie représentée à Rouen du 8 mai au 9 octobre 1788, "par une troupe de baladins, qui a été sifflée pour tous les bons citoyens". 4. DISSERTATION sur le point de savoir si le roi de France a le droit exclusif d'assembler les États-Généraux. S.l., 1788, 51 pp. Non cité dans Martin et Walter Anonymes. L'auteur souligne le droit de la Nation de se constituer en corps, quand les droits de la Nation sont en cause. Il s'ensuit la réunion commune du Roi, de ses tribunaux, et de ses représentants. 5. LETTRE DU ROI pour la convocation des États-Généraux, à Versailles, le 27 avril 1789. Et réglement y annexé. Paris, Imp. royale, 1789, 32 pp. Édition originale de cette pièce célèbre. 6. CODE NATIONAL, ou manuel français, à l'usage des trois ordres et principalement des députés aux prochains États-Généraux. En France, 1789, 192 pp. Non mentionné dans Martin et Walter Anonymes. Bornes de l'autorité royale. Droit de convoquer les États-Généraux ; pouvoir des États. Liberté de la presse. Réformes nécessaires. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        A voyage round the world; but more particularly to the North-West Coast of America; performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in the King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon. Dedicated, by Permission, to Sir Joseph Banks, Bart.

      Geo. Goulding, LONDON 1789 - Quarto, title, v - xxix, [1] errata, directions to Binder. 358pp 47pp appendix [1]. large engraved folding map, 6 folding charts and 15 guarded plates, views, natural history subjects and music, Fine Binding, Original Polished Calf, gilt ruled spine, red leather title label. Sabin 64390 FINE Exceptional Choice Copy. Superb Original Condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB. est.1867]
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        Oeuvres Completes De Voltaire [with Rare supplements]

      De L'Imprimerie De La Societe Litteraire-Typographique; 1785 & 1789., Np - In 72 volumes, with the scarce two supplemental volumes: Chantreau, Cen. Table Analytique Et Raisonnee des Matieres continues dans les soixante-dix volumes des oeuvres de Voltaire. Paris, Chez Deterville, Libraire, rue du Battoir; 1801. 117 full page plates which includes frontispieces and map. All bound in publishers full calf, flat spines fully decorated in gilt, red and green contrasting morocco labels gilt, marble endpapers, all edges red, two volumes rebound nearly identical to the set at an earlier date. General shelf wear with a few nicks, some chipping to spine ends of a few volumes. From the library of J. Japhet, who was a very wealthy London business man and banker. His firm was instrumental in arbitrage, increasing the trading of railroad stock and other noted securities in the latter part of the nineteenth to the early twentieth century in London. Britain soon became the global financial center of the world at that time. His bookplate is within each volume. Overall, a very handsome set. A full collation of this particualr set can be sent upon inquiry. Size: Octavo

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        VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD; But More Particularly to the North-West Coast of America: Performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in the King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon

      London: by Geo. Goulding, 1789. First Edition, with the half-title, scarce and often missing. With 22 engraved plates and folding maps, including a large folding engraved frontispiece map, four double-page engraved maps, seventeen engraved plates, including an engraved plate of music and three double-page plates. 4to, in contemporary full tree-calf, raised bands on spine, red morocco lettering label, gilt. xxix, 360, 47. A crisp and handsome copy in a beautiful state of preservation, the rare, contemporary and unrestored binding shows little of the usual wear. The joints are cracked or starting. Both Dixon and Portlock were employed by the "King Geoge's Sound Company" to secure furs on the Northwest coast of North America--Alaska, British Columbia, Vancouver, and Queen Charlotte Islands--which were to be sold in the China market. "In the furtherance of the trade the ships separated and worked independently of each other. Their voyages were important for the supplementary detail to be added to the geographical explorations of Cook.

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        A Voyage Round the World;

      London: published by Geo. Goulding,, 1789. But more particularly to the North-West Coast of America: performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in the King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon. Quarto (279 × 210 mm). Contemporary tree calf, smooth spine with red morocco label, gilt bands. 17 plates (of which 3 are folding) and 5 folding maps. Engraved bookplate of Joseph Grote; early bookseller's ticket of J. B. Smith, Old Compton St. Skilful restoration to joints and spine-ends, some occasional foxing, stamp skilfully removed from title. First edition of a voyage of which two distinct accounts were published, those of the two Captains Portlock and Dixon. The bulk of Dixon's text was actually written by the supercargo of the Queen Charlotte, William Beresford; Dixon added the introduction, two significant appendices and the valuable maps. The voyage was rich in geographical results, though primarily intended to advance the fur trade, in which object it was fully successful. Dixon had served on James Cook's last voyage in 1776. He wrote to Sir Joseph Banks in August 1784, urging the overland exploration of Canada from Quebec to the north-west coast of North America, and a year later set sail in command of the Queen Charlotte in company with the King George, whose captain, Nathaniel Portlock, had been his shipmate in the Resolution and was now the commander of the expedition. They doubled Cape Horn and touched at the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands, reaching north-west America, near the mouth of Cook Inlet, on 18 July 1786. They remained there for several weeks, but bad weather prevented them entering King George's Sound (Nootka Sound), and they returned to winter at the Sandwich Islands. They reached the north-west coast of North America again in April 1787 and explored independently of each other, before sailing home via Macao. "Dixon was employed as far south as Nootka Sound (in mid-August), purchasing sea otter pelts from the Haida, taking eager note of Native American manners and customs, as well as of the trade facilities, and making a careful survey of the several points which came within his reach. James Cook had already denoted the general outline of the coast but the detail was still wanting, much of which Dixon now provided. Of these additions the most important was the large archipelago that he named Queen Charlotte Islands and later described as having surpassed 'our most sanguine expectations, and afforded a greater quantity of furs than perhaps any place hitherto known'" (ODNB). "Dixon's voyage is important as a supplement to Captain Cook and for its contributions to the natural history of the Pacific Northwest" (Hill).

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        An Abridgement of Portlock and Dixon's Voyage Round the World

      London: Printed for John Stockdale - and George Goulding, 1789 - A contemporary abridged edition of the principal account of the first commercial voyage to the Northwest Coast and the first English voyage to visit Hawaii after that of Captain James Cook. Contains a large map bound in the front. Front free endpaper is detached, foxing throughout. A very rare abridgement of the classic book. In September 1785 Portlock and Dixon sailed from England. Portlock was in command of the larger vessel, the 320 ton (BOM) King George, with a crew of 59. Dixon's was in command of the 200 ton (BOM) Queen Charlotte, with a crew of 33. Dixon and Portlock sailed together for most of their three year voyage. They crossed the Atlantic Ocean, reaching the Falkland Islands in January 1786, and transited Cape Horn to enter the Pacific Ocean. They reached the Hawaiian islands on 24 May and anchored in Kealakekua Bay (where Cook had been killed in 1779), but did not go ashore. They took on fresh food at other Hawaiian islands and proceeded on to what is now Alaska. After two years of plying the waters, Portlock and Dixon departed North America, reaching Macao in November 1788. On their return Portlock and Dixon published an account of the voyage, based in part on letters written by William Beresford, the trader on the expedition. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres completes de Voltaire („Kehler Ausgabe"), 69 Bände (v. 70).

      O. O. (Kehl), De l'Imprimerie de la Société Littéraire-Typographique,1784 - 1789. - Frühe, umfassende Gesamtausgabe der Werke des berühmten Aufklärers, Lyrikers und Dramatikers Fran?ois-Marie Arouet (Voltaire, 1694 – 1778). Die von Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais herausgegebene „Kehler Ausgabe" gilt bis heute als berühmteste Werkausgabe Voltaires. französich 75000 Die Bände partiell etwas berieben, sonst durchweg in gutem, unversehrtem Zustand; bei Bd. 47 kleine Ecke des Rückenschildes fehlend; bei den Bänden 6 und 37 jeweils letzte Seiten etwas feuchtigkeitsrandig; Seiten sonst bemerkenswert sauber (nicht gebräunt), allenfalls wenige Seiten leicht fleckig. In toto gutes, ansehnliches, auch innen sauberes Exemplar dieser renommierten frühen Werkausgabe. Weitere Fotos zu diesem Angebot auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Exemplar in 69 (von 70) Bänden (fehlend, missing: Bd. 38). Pappbände der Zeit in braun-schwarzer Marmorierung mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf schwarzem Rückenschild sowie goldgeprägten Ornamentleisten; Format: 22 x 15 cm. Die Bände 1, 16 und 70 jeweils mit ganzseitigem gestochenen Porträt Voltaires als Frontispiz; Bd. 31 mit 14 ganzseitigen Kupfertafeln zu Voltaires physikalischen Schriften.

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        Las Siete partidas del Sabio rey Don Alonso el Nono; glosadas por el licenciado Gregorio Lopez. [Decimosexta y ultima edicion]

      en la oficina de Benito Cano, Madrid 1789 - 4 vols. Piel de época, lomo con nervios y adornos dorados, doble tejuelo, rojo y verde. El cuerpo normativo que suponen Las Siete Partidas fue redactado en Castilla durante el reinado de Alfonso X (1252-1284), con el fin de obtener una uniformidad jurídica del Reino. Su nombre original fue el de Libro de las Leyes y, hacia el siglo XIV recibió su actual denominación, por las secciones en que se encuentra dividida. Las Partidas abarcan todo el saber jurídico de la época dentro de una visión unitaria, por lo que se han considerado siempre como suma de derecho, y hasta 1889 en que entra en vigor el Código Civil, como la principal base del ordenamiento jurídico español. Buen ejemplar, muy limpio, con bella encuadernación original. Palau, 7099

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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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        Poems

      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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        REMARKS ON THE ASTRONOMY OF THE BRAHMINS

      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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        JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES

      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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