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        Kumno Zui Taisei Kyûkôdô

      Kyoto, [1789]. Illustrated encyclopedia for young people. 21 parts in 10 (all publ.). 8vo. Text in Japanese with 150 wood-engravings. Original blue stiff stitched paper wrappers. Contained in a nice recent drop back box with copied illustrations from the book.* A nice example of an early Japanese encyclopedia, first published in 1666, with about 1,500 identifiable subjects, including the human body, agriculture, hunting, fishing, quadrupeds, birds, fishes, snakes, shells, insects, vegetables, fruits, trees, herbs and flowers. In fact, the vast majority is on natural history subjects. The wood engravings are of a great artistic quality and very well-preserved. Formerly owned by Rudolph von Willemoes-Suhm (1847-1875), who wrote an English translation of the title and some more notes in German, dated Osaka, Mai 1875. Willemoes-Suhm was one of the scientists on board the famous Challenger Expedition (1873-1876). He died of erysipelas about four months after his visit to Osaka when the Challenger was sailing from Hawaii to Tahiti, and was buried at sea.

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      1789. [EHON] Katsukawa SHUNSHO^. SAYAMA-RYU^ SANJU^-ROKKASEN. Temmei 9, [1789] Kyoto: Katsumura Jiemon; Osaka: Shibukawa Yozaemon; Edo: Yamazaki Kimbei. 29.3 x 20.4 cm. String-bound, Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. The 36 poetic geniuses are here depicted with examples of calligraphy from the Sayama school by Sayama himself and with his seven page introduction. The 36 lovely figures are preceded by a portrait of Dainagon Kinto^ the editor who had created the 36 poet canon centuries before. This work comes from the end of Shunsho^'s life and represents a fitting coda to his production in printed books. The colors are subtle, the printing by Shunpu^do^ Ryu^ko is exquisite with much karazuri and like effects. This copy was probably printed a bit after the very earliest impressions which had patterns printed "under" the calligraphed entries, but the blocks are still very fresh and the colors seem earlier than those of the copy Roger Keyes described at Item 381 in his catalogue of the Beatty collection. Thus our copy is probably from the mid-1790's. A remarkably scarce book, much less commonly found than the Shunsho^ and Shigemasa 100 poets album, and, to my mind, at least its equal, if not its superior. There are a few virtually invisible paper repairs, else internally very clean and lovely. There is no title label. Overall, a lovely and very unusual book. See Binyon & Sexton 11, Duret 131, KSSM v.3 795-4.

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        Generalkarte von dem Koenigreiche Neapel oder Napoli

      Grenzkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte nach Giovanni Antonio Rizzi Zannoni bei Franz Anton Schrämbl 1789. 142x118.3 cm. Von 4 Blättern entsprechend des Kartenbildes zusammengesetzt. Maßstab 1 : 420.000. - Dörflinger / Hühnel I, S. 134 70-72,72A - Aus: "Allgemeiner Grosser Atlas" erschienen bei Schalbacher, Wien. Die großformatige, detaillierte Karte zeigt Kampanien, Apulien und Kalabrien im Norden begrenzt durch Ascoli Piceno, Rieti und Tivoli, mit Ischia, Capri, Ponza und den Tremiti-Inseln. In 6 Segmenten auf Leinen montiert, dabei unter Verlust eines Teiles der rechten und der linken Randleiste beschnitten. 2 Rostflecke unten, im Bereich des Mittelmeeres und des Golfes von Tarent leicht braunfleckig. Die Kartenblätter wurden entsprechend des Kartenbildes des "Stiefels" von Italien versetzt zusammenmontiert, um für das dadurch entstehende großformatige Blatt gerade Abschlüsse zu bekommen, wurde oben rechts und unten links gelbliches Papier angesetzt. Der Titel als Schild ausgeschnitten und auf das Kartenblatt rechts oben aufgeklebt.

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        The History of the Rise, Progress, and Establishment, of the Independence of the United States of America: Including An Account of the Late War; and of the Thirteen Colonies, from their Origin to that Period

      New York: Hodge, Allen and Campbell, 1789. 3 volumes, 8vo. (8 x 4 5/8 inches). [12],[25]-443; [10],[25]-474; [36],[17]-446pp. Two engraved folding maps.Expertly bound to style in period tree calf, covers bordered with a gilt double fillet, flat spine in six compartments divided by gilt fillets, red morocco lettering piece in the second compartment and red morocco roundel with volume number in the fourth. Rare first American edition of the first native history of the American Revolution. Extremely rare first American edition, following the first edition, printed in London, of the previous year. "First full-scale history of this war by an American; to its preparation Jefferson contributed some aid" (Howes). Gordon was a dissenting minister in England, who like many of his class sympathized with the contention of the Thirteen Colonies. Going to America during the disturbances, and becoming pastor of the church at Jamaica Plain, now a district of Boston, he was throughout the Revolution a spectator close at hand of many important events, and the associate of many of the chief patriots. The attractive and detailed maps were engraved for this edition by Cornelius Tiebout of New York. One of them shows the United States from Maryland south to the tip of Florida, and west to the Mississippi. The other shows the region north of Maryland and west to the Mississippi, including the Great Lakes and much of Canada. They are accomplished examples of American cartography of the Federal era. "Gordon is deservedly reckoned as the most impartial and reliable of the numerous historians of the American Revolution" (Sabin). Howes G256; Sabin 28011; Evans 21861; Wheat & Brun 150, 492; Larned 1341 (London ed); Gephart 996 (London ed).

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        Stirling Castle

      London: Published by J. Grives, 103 Strand, March 16, 1789. Colour-printed aquatint with additional hand-colouring. Lovely contemporary colour. As usual text line is attached on verso of sheet. In excellent condition. Trimmed as usual and mounted on washline background. Mounting sheet is watermarked laid paper. Image size: 11 9/16 x 17 inches. 17 1/8 x 20 9/16 inches. A wonderful view of Stirling Castle, Scotland, in the grand tradition of the picturesque English landscape. Towards the middle of the eighteenth century a trend developed amongst English artists and printmakers, which sought to visually record the natural beauties of England and Wales. Sparked by a sense of national confidence and patriotism, English printmakers began to publish topographical prints of the important sights in the British Isles. In addition to being a visual record of the countryside, they were meant to encourage public recognition of the beauty and history of England. They were aimed at English and foreign tourists who desired a memento of their travels, or at those vicarious tourists who collected topographical prints instead of traveling. At the same time the concept of the picturesque landscape developed amongst artists and printmakers across England and Europe. As an aesthetic theory the picturesque presents an idealized and sentimentalized view of nature. Using this concept, artists strove to depict nature as an aesthetic form, which was designed to evoke awe and amazement in the viewer. This practice developed a visual language for landscape painting that dominated the genre until the onset of the twentieth century. The effects of the picturesque on landscape painting, in a large measure, forms the way we see the countryside today, and the manner in which we perceive and interpret "beauty". According to "the picturesque" nature is wild and abandoned yet it conforms to a symmetrical structure that defines a sense of beauty and visual harmony. This is a wonderful example of a picturesque eighteenth century landscape print. By trimming the image within the platemark and mounting it on a decorative washline background the print has the effect of a landscape painting. The likeness is heightened by the addition of added body colour in the image and the use of a heavy painterly technique of engraving. This practice was common amongst engravers and printsellers who wished to capitalize on this trend for picturesque landscapes of the English countryside. This print is from the famed Oettingen-Wallerstein collection, which was compiled over two centuries by various members of the royal household. The collection is known for its stunning impressions and the immaculate condition of its prints. Clayton, The English Print 1688-1802 p. 155; Lugt, Les Marques de Collections, (Supplement) 2715a

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        A General History of Music

      London - Payne and Son, 1789 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 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..

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        The Arminian Magazine: Consisting of Extracts and Original Treatises on General Redemption. Volume I for the Year 1789

      Philadelphia: Printed By Prichard & Hall, Sold By John Dickins. 1789. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. H Hard Cover. Good. First volume of this publication covering all twelve issues for 1789. Well-kept copy, containing numerous sermons, poems and letters as well as extracts from the journals of both Bishop Thomas Coke and Bishop Francis Asbury. Also includes the address of the Bishops of the Methodist- Episcopal Church to the President of the United States [George Washington], as well as his answer. Full calf with gilt-lettered maroon spine label, gilt ruled spine, 600 pages including index. Covers lightly scuffed at the extremities, corners lightly chipped, good joints, sound text block with one gathering just slightly loosened but not anywhere near detached, pages uniformly age-toned and foxed, rear free endpaper absent, name on front free endpaper, no other markings.

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        Sketch of Sydney Cove, Port Jackson

      London,: J. Stockdale, 1789.. Engraved map, 530 x 470 mm. (sheet size), folded to original quarto format (now mounted), a little rubbed and toned, small expert paper repair with minute loss of printed detail, yet a good copy. The first printed map of the settlement at Sydney Cove with fascinating details of the colony in its earliest days. It was engraved for the 1789 London publication of Phillip's Voyage to Botany Bay.This highly significant map details the topography of the first settlement, as well as recording soundings of the Cove taken by Captain John Hunter; the coastal survey was completed by William Dawes, surveyor and officer of the Marines. The map records numerous fascinating details, including the location of Government House and its grounds, the barracks, and the small observatory. 'Shows Sydney Cove with soundings and seven of the First Fleet ships at anchor; Sirius as guard ship at the mouth of the cove. It shows the positions of temporary buildings and those of permanent buildings under construction with the areas allotted for farms. The farm with nine acres of corn is shown at the head of Farm Cove. A table of references identifies buildings and plots of land' (Perry & Prescott, p. 52).Ferguson, 47 (full account of Phillip); Perry & Prescott, 'A Guide to Maps of Australia 1780-1830', 1789.07.

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        Elements of General History Translated From the French. Part Second Modern History in Three Volumes.-

      1789. Full-Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. .PRINTED AT WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS BY ISAIAH THOMAS. 3 VOLS. pp. xxii, 429 ; xiv, 518 ; x, 500.FIRST AMERICAN EDITION.IN HIS ADVERTISING THOMA S W RITES "THE FOLLOWING VOLUMES OF MILLOT'S GENERAL HISTORY, THOUGH DESIGNED AS A SEQUEL TO THE ANCIENT PART, YET FORM A COMPLETE WORK BY THEMSELVES." . Vol. III & IV rebacked using original boards. Vol. V has new binding. Leather covers worn on vols. III & IV. Some foxing. EVANS 21966.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

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      - Pelo Dr. Ricardo Raimundo Nogueira, Lente Substituto da Faculdª. de Leis. In Academ. Conimbric. Anno de 1789. De 24x18 cm. Com 107 páginas manuscritas e inumeradas. Brochado, apresentando capas de brochura em papel decorativo da época e lombada cansada. Obra manuscrita a uma só mão firme e regular. Códice contendo índice antes da primeira página de texto, o qual transcrevemos: 'Index Dos Capítulos que se contem nestes Elementos: Parte 1ª. Cap. 1. Forma do Imperio Lusitano, e sua independencia. Cap. 2. Leis fundamentaes do Reino de Portugal, Cortes de Lamego. Cap 3. Tutela dos Reis, e Regencia do Reino na sua menoridade. Capitulo 4. Forma do Governo no Interreino ou vacancia do Estado. Parte 2ª. Cap. 5. Da Origem, forma, e auctoridade das Cortes do Reino. Cap. 6. Dos Magistrados , e suas diversas classes. Cap. 7. Do Património Publico; ou das Rendas da Coroa. Inocêncio VII, 162: "Ricardo Raymundo Nogueira, Cavaleiro Professo na Ordem de S. Tiago da Espada; Doutor e Lente da Faculdade de Leis na Universidade de Coimbra; Cónego doutoral na Sé de Elvas; Deputado da Inquisição de Coimbra; Reitor do Colégio Real dos Nobres; Censor régio do Desembargo do Paço; e ultimamente nomeado Membro da Regência do Reino na ausência de El Rei D. João VI, em 7 de Agosto de 1810, cargo que desempenhou até 15 de Setembro de 1820: Conselheiro de Estado, Sócio da Academia Real das Ciências de Lisboa, etc. Nasceu na cidade do Porto em 1746, e morreu em Lisboa em 1827. Vej. o Elogio Histórico que em honra de sua memoria escreveu seu admirador e amigo particular José Agostinho de Macedo (Diccionario, tomo IV, n.º J, 2256), o qual é tido na opinião de alguns como uma peça de verdadeira e sólida eloquência". Apenas referida por Inocêncio (VII, 459) uma única obra de direito deste autor publicada póstuma: "As Prelecções de Direito Patrio (n.º 250) foram publicadas, com um prefácio do editor, no Instituto, de Coimbra, vol. VI, pag. 233 e seguintes, e reproduzidas na Revista do instituto dos advogados, brasileira, nos tomos de 1868 e seguintes". Existem 3 manuscritos similares na matéria tratadaguardados na Biblioteca da Universidade Católica de Lisboa, nomeadamente: Noçoens Preliminares de Direito Publico Portuguez : mandado ensinar no 5o anno de ley pelos Estatutos da Universidade. [ manuscrito / ensinado pelo Snr. Ricardo Raimundo Nogueira Lente de Direito Patrio[Coimbra? 1796?]; Direito público portugues explicado pelo Senhor Ricardo Raimundo Nogueira na Universidade de Coimbra, ano de 1800. [Coimbra. 1800?]; e Prelecçoens de direito publico de Portugal da explicação do senhor Ricardo Raimundo Nogueira na era de 1795. Location/localizacao: 8-13-D-91

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        A System of the Law of Marine Insurances: With Three Chapters On

      1789. [Hopkinson, Francis (1739-1791)]. Park, James Allan [1763-1838]. A System of the Law of Marine Insurances: With Three Chapters On Bottomry; On Insurances on Lives; and On Insurances Against Fire. Philadelphia: Joseph Crukshank, 1789. xvi, [8], xliv, 530, [45] pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 5"). Contemporary sheep, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine. Moderate rubbing, a few shallow scuffs to boards, minor chipping to head of spine, joints just starting at ends, corners bumped, hinges starting. Armorial bookplate of Francis Hopkinson to front pastedown, his signature to head of title page. Light toning to text, foxing in a few places. A nice copy with an appealing association. * First American edition. Lawyer, judge, merchant, author and musician, Hopkinson represented New Jersey in the Second Continental Congress and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He served the Continental Congress as a member of the Navy Board and was the treasurer of the Continental Loan Office. Leaving Congress, he was appointed judge of the Admiralty Court of Pennsylvania. While he was not a member of the Constitutional Convention, he played a leading role in the debates leading to ratification in Pennsylvania. Appointed by Washington, he became judge of the United States District Court for the District of Pennsylvania in 1789, the year he acquired his copy of Park's Marine Insurance. Unfortunately, Hopkinson only held the post for a few years. He died at the age of 53 from a sudden epileptic seizure. First published in 1787, Park's was the first legal work on insurance written by an English lawyer and the first book on the subject to appear in America. Holdsworth called it "the best text-book upon the law of insurance." A work of great authority, it went through numerous English and American editions and remained the standard text until the middle of the nineteenth century. Holdsworth, History of English Law XII: 390. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 7071.

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        Die Provinz Inner-Oesterreich oder die Herzogthümer Steyermark, Kaernten und Krain, die Grafschaften Goerz und Gradisca und das deutsch-oesterreichische Litorale. Entworfen und gezeichnet von Jos. Karl Kindermann, gestochen zu Wien von Christoph Junker

      Graz, Kindermann 1789-94.. Karten 2-6 (v. 12). 50 x 59 cm. 8 Kupferkarten im Maßstab von ca. 1:730.000 (1. Karte) u. 1:255.000 in Reliefdarstellung. In sehr gutem Zustand. Dörflinger 3.3.1 - "Ein Regionalkartenwerk von europäischem Wert!" Eines der "bedeutendsten regionalen Kartenwerke, die in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jhdts. veröffentlicht wurden". Galt schon zu seiner Zeit als klassisch. Napoleon benutzte die Karten bei seinem Vorstoß durch Kärnten und Krain in die Steiermark. - Die 7 Karten wie folgt: 2. Der noerdliche Theil von Untersteyermark oder der Graetzer Kreis; 3. Der mittlere Theil von Unter-Steyermark oder der Marburger Kreis; 4. Der südliche Theil von Untersteyermark oder der Cillier Kreis; 5. Der oestliche Theil von Obersteyermark oder der Brucker Kreis; 6. Der westliche Theil von Obersteyermark oder der Judenburger Kreis; Karten 1, 7-12 fehlen.

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        The Right Honourable William Pitt, Chancellor of the Exchequer

      London: Published by J. Jones, No 75 Great Portland Street, May 20, 1789. Mezzotint. State ii/ii, with the writing on the bill added and with text in engraved letters. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed on the plate mark on the bottom margin. Small brown mark in title space and a few rubbed creases in the upper right corner. Image size: 18 5/8 x 13 7/8 inches. 20 x 14 inches. 20 1/8 x 14 1/8. A lovely impression of this striking portrait of William Pitt, the influential British Prime Minister. William Pitt (1759-1806) was one of the most influential Prime ministers in British history. During his time in office, he restored British confidence and prosperity after the American Revolution and was a resolute leader of the nation in the war against revolutionary France. Pitt's political objective was to revive the national spirit through peace and economy. He was an excellent financial manager, and he restored Britain's prestige in Europe. Progressive in his politics he adamantly argued for the abolition of the slave trade, but his entreaties were rejected by parliament. During his time in office Australia and India were established as British colonies, and a grand period of British supremacy began. Pitt was a superb speaker, and an intelligent caring politician. (DNB) Romney's portrait depicts Pitt with his hand on the Regency Bill. The Regency Bill would have elevated the Prince of Wales to the Regency due to George III's prolonged mental impairment (due to an undiagnosed illness). The Prince of Wales would have forced Pitt out of office. As it happened Goerge III recovered, and Pitt remained Prime Minister for many more years. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits 63, ii/ii; Russell, English Mezzotint Portraits, and their States 63; Horne, George Romney 99, ii/ii; O'Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits... in the British Museum 53; Lennox-Boyd & Stogdon, state ii/ii

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        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, at Horace’s Head, Fleet-Street, M,DCC,LXXXIX [1789]. First Edition. Morocco. Near Fine+. 4to: [2],vi,468 [i.e. 466],[14]pp, with two copper-engraved titles and seven plates (including the folding frontispiece) from drawings by Samuel Hieronymus Grimm, plus index and list of errata. Advertisement signed and dated: Gil. White. January 1st, 1788. Signature Ppp2 misnumbered Pp2; page 292 misnumbered 262; pp. 441-2 lacking in numbering only—text is continuous. Bound by Bayntun in full red levant morocco, spine gilt in six compartments (central ornament in four, lettering in two), boards framed in gilt filet with dominant gilt diamond centerpiece, elaborate gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, two red silk page markera laid in. A Fine wide-margined example, vritually pristine (folding frontispiece lightly soiled, typical cross-toning from engravings). Provenance: Philadelphia bibliophile Herman Blum, with his gilt stamp, dated 10/30/51, on front fly leaf. Martin 90. Rothschild 2550. Grolier English 62. First Edition. "Selborne" is comprised of three epistolary sequences—the letters addressed to Thomas Pennant (who, when White met him, was preparing the second edition of his British Zoology) and Daines Barrington (who had devised the design for a naturalist's annual notebook that White adopted for his own recorded-keeping) form the natural history portion, while the remainder, unaddressed, make up the account of parish antiquities. "In contrast to White's [earlier] observations of the natural world . . . Selborne is a literary work . . . [His] attention ran counter to the spirit of leading contemporaries, many of whom sought the generalization of knowledge . . . [Yet it] was precisely White's resistance to generalization, together with his unending flow of rich particularity, that enabled him to fulfill his main aim, that of encouraging his readers to give ‘a more ready attention’ to the flora and fauna of their daily world. . . . [A]lthough he has had many imitators . . . nobody has managed to rival the grace and ease of White's writing, [which] has delighted readers for more than two centuries, and unites the cabinet (of specimens), the laboratory, and the study, not only with the open field and the leafy canopy of a wooded valley but also with the bare roof ledge outside the window, where pigeons coo, sparrows squabble, or the local robin taps for food." (ODNB). "Our chief interest in the volume, as a piece of bookmaking, centers in the illustrations, engraved by Peter Mazell and Daniel Lerpiniere. These comprise a vignette on the title-page to The Natural History, with a line from White's own poem, 'The Invitation to the Selborne"; seven plates, one, the large folding frontispiece, which is said to contain portrait of four of White's friends; and a vignette on the title-page of The Antiquities. (Grolier English Literature 100, 62)

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        A List of the Officers of the Army and Marines, with an Index:

      London: War-Office,, 1789. A Succession of Colonels; and a List of the Officers of the Army and Marines on Half-Pay, also with an Index. Octavo (225 × 139 mm) Contemporary red straight-grained morocco, green morocco label, flat spine, compartments formed by a gilt milled roll, compartments gilt with sun in splendour centre-tool with attractive foliate corner-pieces, three concentric decorative gilt panels to the boards, milled edge-roll, all edges gilt, foliate roll to the turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Spine a little sunned, minor shelf-wear, light toning, a very good copy. Wide-margined, and attractively "presentation bound" late eighteenth-century army list. Highly desirable thus.

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        Travels Through the Interior Parts of America in a Series of Letters. By an Officer

      London: William Lane, 1789. 2 volumes. 8vo., (8 5/8 x 5 4/8 inches). Half-titles. Fine folding engraved map " for the Interior Travels through America, delineating the March of the Army", with the route delineated in contemporary hand-color, 5 fine engraved folding plates of British forts and encampments, one single engraved plate, 4 leaves of wood-engraved American currency printed in red and black (pages13 and 443 torn with loss to margins but not affecting text, one or two discreet repairs to small tears at the gutter, otherwise BRIGHT). Contemporary English sprinkled calf, the smooth spines gilt-ruled in six compartments, red morocco lettering-piece in the second, black morocco lettering-piece in the third, the others finely decorated with small gilt tools (hinges expertly and discreetly strengthened). Provenance: 19th-century ink library stamp of "Crichel" on the verso of the front free endpaper of each volume; 20th-century bookplate of Denis St.-Martin on the front paste-down of each volume. First edition. Thomas Anburey was an officer in the British Army during the American Revolution, serving under Burgoyne. Anburey participated in that General's ill-fated expedition from Canada, which ended in defeat at Saratoga in 1777. These volumes comprise a series of letters written by Anburey during the march from Saratoga to Charlottesville, Virginia after the British army's capture. His goal in publishing them seems to serve a dual purpose of describing his travels and encounters, as well as being an attempt to dissuade criticism of his commander and the British Army's loss at Saratoga. Although Anburey is often accused of plagiarizing from other contemporary sources, his account is enjoyable to read as he makes comparisons between folks he encountered in the North to those he met in the South. For a brief section he discusses the origin of the word "Yankee" as being derived from the Cherokee word "eankke" meaning coward, telling that he holds the New England Yankees in great contempt. He also speaks of the native inhabitants and their customs, the fruits of the different areas he was in, as well as the different styles of architecture. Despite the amusing text, the main characteristic that makes this book desirable is the finely engraved plates that illustrate it. The plates wonderfully depict the Redoubts and works in Saint John's along the Sorell River in Canada; a detailed plan of an American military blockhouse; a portrait of an Indian warrior holding a fresh scalp; a frontier saw mill and block house at Fort Anne; a detailed panoramic view of the Hudson River depicting General Frazer's funeral; the encampment of the Convention army at Charlottesville; and some facsimile's of early American paper currency. The folding map serves as the frontispiece and details the route the Convention Army marched from Saratoga to Charlottesville. The map is embellished with a cartouche portraying an Indian with a rifle, and a galleon asea behind him. Sabin 1366; Howes 226; Henry Stebens Rare Books Relating to America 7. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department, on 1 212 628 3668, or katehunter at .

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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

      Warrington : Printed by William Eyres, and sold by T. Cadell, J. Johnson, C. Dilly, and J. Taylor, in London 1789 - A handsome volume. 4to. Contemporary calf; rebacked on a modern leather with fine gilt decoration. viii, 259, [11] p., 22 folded leaves + table : ill., maps ; 31 cm. A gorgeous volume. Marbled end pages and edges. Clean, unmarked pages. See our pictures. Garrison Morton 1601. Norman 1109; Wellcome III, p.306; Goldsmiths' 13969. Printing and the Mind of Man 224. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Cecil, Earl of Exeter's on verso. (Brownlow [Cecil], 9th Earl of Exeter) Thomas Brown's copy, his name on title page in an early hand. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Old English Baron: a Gothic Story

      Charles Dilly, London 1789 - Half gilt lettered and decorated brown leather over marlbed boards. Stated fourth edition. Trimmed. Clean text. Bookplate "La Grange" on endpaper. Some staining. Small piece of leather spine missing at top. Still a very nice copy of a book originally published under the title of "Champion of Virtue". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels in Switzerland in a Series of Letters to William Melmoth, Esq

      Dublin: L. White, 1789. Very Good -. Printed for Messrs. L. White, P. Byrne, Grueber & M'Allister, T. Heery, J. Jones, J. Moore, and W. Jones." 2 volumes (vii, [5], vi, 555, [1] p.; xiv, [2], 544, [24] p.): 5 leaves of engraved plates (1 folded); 21 cm. 8vo. Contemporary tree calf with red morocco spine labels bearing gilt-tooled title "Coxe's Switzerland" and black morocco spine labels with gilt-tooled volume numbers and decoration. One former owner's name (Henry Zantzinger) appears in red on both title pages, where it has been crossed out, and on p. 1 of vol. 2. Another former owner's name (Geo. Vaux) appears on front fixed endpapers, the blank leaf following front free endpaper, and the half title of vol. 1. Inscription on blank leaf indicates that Vaux acquired the volumes in 1859. This edition is a revision, "with information from further travels, of the author's Sketches of the Natural, Civil and Political State of Swisserland." Includes index and bibliographical references. Without the maps of Switzerland and of Mont Blanc called for in the list of maps and plates (as issued?), but including the folding panorama "View of the Alps as seen from the Environs of Berne" as well as plates showing a view of the lakes of Thun and Brienz from the top of the Niess, the bearded vulture, the timber bridge of Wettingen, and two bouquetins. In Very Good- Condition: edges rubbed; lacking part of morocco volume number label on vol. 1; front joint of vol. 1 weak; small triangular section of leather lacking from front board of vol. 1 at head of spine; leather at both ends of vol. spine and at head of vol. 2 spine lacking; leather on vol. 1 spine cracked; plates have left shadows on facing pages; occasional light foxing; otherwise clean and bright.

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        The Experienced English Housekeeper, for the Use and Ease of Ladies, Housekeepers, Cooks, &c

      London: Printed for the Booksellers, 1789. Hardcover. Very good. A New edition, in which are inserted some celebrated Receipts by other Modern Authors. 8vo. iii,(1),384,(14) pp. Engraved frontispiece of the author. Three folding plates. Early black polished calf, the boards tooled in blind at the borders, and the spine with gilt bands, blind tooling, and a later lettering piece, gilt. Trace of wear, occasional light foxing, else a very good copy. ESTC T208014.

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        Essai sur l?histoire naturelle du Chili

      First French edition of a fundamental work on Chili. 1789. Par?s. N?e de la Rochelle. In 8vo (190 mm x 122 mm). xvi + 351[352] + 1 [blank]. Contemporary French calf, spine elegantly tooled in gilt, two green label, one lettered in gilt, hinges starting, minor rubbing, edges restored, head of spine with small portion missing, else a very attractive binding. Uniformly lightly browned but still a very beautiful copy. First French edition. Perhaps one of the most important 18th century scientific works on Chili. Translated from the Italian original (1782, under the title ?Saggio sulla Storia Naturale del Cile?) into French by Gruvel. Towards the end, there is an index of species found in Chili as well as a vocabulary of the ?Vocabulaire Chilien? [Chilean vocabulary]. A very complete work, dealing with several aspects of 18th century Chile, as its history, costumes, natural history and natives. Molina (1740 ? 1829) was a Chilean historian, naturalist and Jesuit Priest ?entering the Order at 15. The fact that he was born in Chili makes him arguably one of the first Chilean historians born in Chili; after the 1767 expulsion of the Jesuits, he exiled to Bologna, from where his works where published; the later years of his life where his most productive, having being father of a progressive evolutionary theory which gained him an investigation from the Church. Sabin, 49890. Brunet, III, 1811. Palau, 174565.

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        Voyage ? la Baie Botanique

      Paris,: Letellier,, 1789.. Octavo, a good large copy in later French marbled boards. One of two French editions of Tench's Narrative published in 1789. This is thus either the first or the second French publication on settled Australia, and one of the very earliest descriptions in French of the appearance of La PÈrouse at Botany Bay in 1788.Two French editions of Tench's Narrative were published in 1789, of uncertain priority; the other was published by Knapen fils. This is the more extended version and includes a long, 85-page section about the history of discovery entitled "RÈcit historique de la dÈcouverte de la Nouvelle Hollande et du nouveau Pays de Galles MÈridional". The economic historian K.M. Dallas sees this section as significant evidence in the continuing debate about the reasons for the decision to settle New South Wales.This copy, like all those we have examined, does not have a folding map: Ferguson mentions there being one in the National Library's copy but that is almost certainly an addition; no map is mentioned in the "Table".Crittenden, 'A Bibliography of the First Fleet', 227; Ferguson, 53; McLaren, 'LapÈrouse in the Pacific', 813.

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        Jornadas que hizo la santisima Virgen Maria, desde Nazaret at Belen

      Puebla: remimpreso por Pedro de la Rosa, 1789. 16mo (10 cm; 4"). [32] ff. The first New World edition of this work that we trace was Mexico, 1714, from Francisco de Rivera's press. The work is an extract, as explained on the first page of text: "En el Libro intitulado: Exercicios de Devoción para todo el discurso del Año, del Real Monasterio de las Descalzas de Madrid, que mandó imprimir la serenísima Señora Infanta Margarita de la Cruz, impreso en Amberes por el R. P. Fr. Francisco de la Cruz del Orden . . . del Carmen, trae estas Jornadas." This particular edition of this work for devout women is => not traced via NUC, WorldCat, COPAC, Catálogo Colectivo del Patrimonio Bibliográfico, or REBIUN; nor have we traced it via the OPACs of the national libraries of Spain, Chile, or Mexico. Clearly, a Marian item meant for personal use and reflection as evidenced by its small size; possibly, scarce for these very reasons. Not in Medina, Puebla; not in Gavito, Adiciones a la Imprenta en la Puebla; not in Palau. Later marbled paper wrappers, chipped and creased. Stray stains, and last leaf with a tear into text, not costing letters, repaired; edges and corners a little dog-eared. Overall a good+ copy.

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      - USUI ACADEMIAE CONIMBRICENCIS ACCOMODATA PARS I. [+PARS II + PARS III.] CONINBRICAE: Typis academiae M. DCC. LXXXIX - M. DCC. LXXXX [1789-1790]. Obra em 3 volumes. In 8º (Pars I: 20x14 cm; Pars II+III: 22x16 cm). Com xiv, 395; vii, 392; e vi, 237, 112 pags. Encadernações recentes com lombadas e cantos em pele. Ilustrado com retrato da Rainha D. Maria I no anterrosto do 1º volume e contendo: na Parte I: 17 (de 18) pranchas desdobráveis: na Parte II: 13 pranchas desdobráveis: na Parte III. 6 pranchas com geometria e mecânica descritiva Exemplar com falta da prancha 12 no primeiro volume. Inocêncio (III, 288) não menciona esta obra, apenas o seu autor: 'João Antonio Dalla-Bella, Doutor e Lente jubilado da Faculdade de Philosophia da Universidade de Coimbra, para a qual veiu chamado pelo Marquez de Pombal por occasião da reforma de 1772, ou pouco depois. Foi socio da Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa, e de outras corporações scientificas.-Nasceu na cidade de Padua, e para ella se retirou depois de jubilado. Morreu pelos annos de 1818 a 1820, em edade mui provecta'. Location/localizacao: Raros

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        Der Geisterseher. Aus den Memoiren des Grafen von O**

      Leipzig, Göschen 1789.. Mit gest. Frontispiz und gest. Titel. 338 S. Pappband d. Zt. Goedeke V, 177, 26a. Marcuse 101. - Erste rechtmäßige Buchausgabe, hier in einem Exemplar ohne die bei Marcuse erwähnte Druckfirma am Schluss. Das Titelkupfer zeigt "Die Hexe von Endor". - Berieben und bestoßen. Erste und letzte Lagen stärker fingerfleckig. Sonst mal mehr, mal weniger braun- und stockfleckig. Insgesamt stärker fleckiges Exemplar.

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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

      Paris: Maradan, 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.. First Edition Thus. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        A Tour Through Sweden, Swedish-Lapland, Finland And Denmark In A Series Of Letters, Illustrated With Engravings

      London: W. Goldsmith, T. Lewis, 1789. First edition. Hardcover. Early 19th century half calf gilt and marbled boards, later gilt monogram front cover. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 157 pages. 26.5 x 21.5 cm. Eight full-page engraved plates by Thomas Bewick, the fauna illustrations -- Reindeer, Orre, Hierpe/Snoripa, and Kader are particularly memorable. List of Subscribers. Much commentary on the poverty of Lapland. Minor scattered, intermittent toning, owner inscription title (Benedictus Falck), small bookplate, backstrip extremities chipped.

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        Anatomicae Disquisitiones de Auditu et Olfactu

      Ticini: Petri Galeatii. Front board detached. Rear board almost detached. Ex. Royal College of Surgeons Library. 1789. First Edition. Brown hardback half-leather cover. 440mm x 290mm (17" x 11"). [x], 101pp + plates. 16 large b/w plates. .

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        Traite Philosophique, Theologique et Politique de la Loi du Divorce.

      1789 - Orleans, Louis Philippe Joseph, duc d' [1747-1793]. [Matigny, Hilaire-Joseph Hubert de], Author. Traite Philosophique, Theologique et Politique de la Loi du Divorce: Demandee aux Etats-Generaux par S.A.S. Mgr. Louis-Philippe-Joseph d'Orleans, Premier Prince du Sang, Ou l'on Traite la Question du Celibat des Deux Sexes, & Des Causes Morales de l'Adultere. S.l.: S.n., June 1789. xii, 147 pp. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-1/2"). Near-contemporary quarter sheep over marbled boards, gilt fillets, ornanents and title to spine. Some rubbing to extremities and spine, front hinge cracked. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in a few places. Small owner stamp to foot of title page, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. This essay promoting the liberalization of divorce and related laws was published on the cusp of the French Revolution. The Tennis Court Oath was signed on June 20; the Bastille was stormed on July 14. Louis Phillippe Joseph d'Orleans was a member of the House of Bourbon. Though he supported the French Revolution and adopted the name Philippe Egalite, he was guillotined during the Reign of Terror. His son Louis-Philippe became king of the France after the July Revolution of 1830. OCLC locates 3 copies in North American law libraries (Harvard, Loyola, UC-Berkeley). Not in the British Museum Catalogue. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Account of the Pelew Islands. Situated in the Western Part of the Pacific Ocean. Composed from the Journals and Communications of Captain Henry Wilson, and some of his Officers, who, in August 1783, were there shipwrecked, in the Antelope, A Packet Bel

      London: G. Nicol, 1789. 4to., (11 2/8 x 9 inches). Engraved frontispiece, large folding chart of ".the Pelew Islands." (creased and spotted), folding coastal profile and 14 plates (some spotting and a few stains). Modern half calf antique. Third edition. Keate's account of the wreck of the "Antelope" was so popular that it was published four times in London in 1788-1789. Hill 910. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

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        Lafayette and Proponents of Liberty in the French Chamber of Deputies Call on Their Leader, Prime Minister Dessoles, Not to Give Up the Cause

      Lafayette and Proponents of Liberty in the French Chamber of Deputies Call on Their Leader, Prime Minister Dessoles, Not to Give Up the Cause.& A document of importance in the post-Napoleonic period, signed by scores of members, including Lafayette, Constant, Manuel, Lafitte, Chauvelin& & After the fall of Napoleon and the restoration of the Bourbons, Louis XVIII became King of France. With him returned royals, prelates and conservatives who had been displaced by the French Revolution; many of them had lost great wealth and seen their relatives executed. A large group of them (called the "Ultras") supported policies designed to restore their hegemony if not the status quo as it was before 1789. The King himself, and many more moderate Royalists, saw that this was impossible and instead sought to work towards a constitutional monarchy on the British line. There were many others in France, considered Liberals, who had supported the Revolution (though not always Napoleon) and continued to sympathize with its goals.& & The Duc Decazes, Minister of Police and a strong supporter of the King, was elected to the Chamber of Deputies in August 1815 and led the moderate Royalists. Also, seeking to appease the Liberals who claimed that the people were under-represented, the Prime Minister, the Duc de Richelieu, implemented a new and liberalized election law. Operating under the new law, in the annual Chamber of Deputies election of 1818, the Royalists lost the support of the nation's voters, who turned sharply towards the Liberals. Noted supporters of the Revolution like Lafayette were elected, along with colleagues like Manuel and Constant. The results caused consternation in the Tuileries, where the Moderates were shocked at the results, while the Ultras (more conservative Royalists), who had opposed the law, said 'I told you so' and predicted a new reign of terror. Many called for a revision of the election law, and Richelieu concurred, but the King favored extending his hand to both sides without seeking a change in the law that would end in a confrontation. The King's refusal to act, going against their advice on an essential matter, caused Richelieu to resign in December 1818. This threw the King, rather unexpectedly and perhaps uncomfortably, into the arms of the Liberals. He appointed their leader General Jean-Joseph Dessoles, who had perfomed great services to the Bourbons at the Restoration, Prime Minister.& & Under the new regime, police files were purged of Liberals' names and Napoleon's supporters were allowed to return to France. The King hoped this would settle the monarchy on the foundation of popular authority. All of this outraged the Royalists, and the Ultras who controlled the House of Peers introduced a bill to neutralize the power of the Liberals by pressing a change in the election law. Prime Minister Dessoles took a very strong stand, contending that to change the law was to undermine the liberties of the people and to destroy their charter of rights, and accusing the Royalists of trying to bring down a government favored by the King and people and replace it with one devoted to aristocracy and special privilege. The Peers adopted the change, the Deputies tried to amend it, the Peers rejected the amendment, and the French government was in gridlock.The King, now siding with the Liberals, responded to Dessoles' suggestion and created enough new Peers to pack that body and kill the proposed change at that time.& & However, the powers of the Grand Alliance had been watching the growth of Liberalism in France with increasing anxiety. Metternich of Austria especially ascribed this mainly to the "weakness" of the French ministry, and when in 1819 the political elections still further illustrated this trend, notably by the election as a Deputy of the revolutionary and schismatic bishop Abbé Henri Grégoire, the powers began to debate whether to put into play the terms of the secret Congress of Aix-la-Chapelle. At that convocation in October 1818, the evacuation of France was agreed to in principle, after which the Congress determined upon military measures against France to be adopted by the Allies as a precaution against a fresh French outburst. This threat of foreign intervention forced Louis XVIII's hand. He decided on a modification of the election law after all, and on November 29, 1819, the Dessoles ministry was ended and Dessoles had to resign; and the first act of Decazes, the new Prime Minister, was to annul the election of Grégoire. Thus the cause of Liberalism in France was dealt a grievous blow even as it was celebrating its victories.& & A few weeks later the Liberal members of the Chamber of Deputies wrote to Dessoles, urging him to remain true to the cause. Letter Signed, Paris, December 14, 1819, to Dessoles, who is addressed as "Monsieur le General." "A decision has taken you away from the Chamber of Deputies. Our feelings of loss can only be soothed by the hope of seeing you soon and to find in you a comrade whose character and talents we highly esteem. The country that you have honored in the field expects from you new proofs of this zeal. You have already shown that you know to serve her well with your pen, as well as your sword, and in times of need you bring together civil courage with military valor. Receive, General, the assurance of our consideration and attachment." Signing this document are over 40 Liberal Deputies, including Lafayette, Constant, Lafitte, Manuel, former Napoleon Council of State member the Marquis de Chauvelin, Napoleonic General Maximilien Sebastien Foy, and Casimir Perier.& & This is an important document in the struggle of France for liberty, and a key insight into the post-Napoleonic era.

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        Ingermanlandiae seu Ingriae novissima Tabula luci tradita

      Nuremburg: Homann Heirs, 1789. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with original coloring. Image measures 18.75" x 22". Nicely detailed map of the area surrounding the eastern side of the Gulf of Finland with St. Petersburg. Includes beautiful view of St. Petersburg. Overall toning.

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        Traité élémentaire de chimie, présenté dans un ordre nouveau et d'après les découvertes modernes; avec figures

      Paris: Chez Cuchet, 1789 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. xliv, 322 [7]; 323-653 [2] pp. 2 tables and 13 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, spines gilt. ---- Dibner 43; Grolier/Horblit 64; PMM 238; Wellcome III, p. 460; Norman 1295; Duveen 340. - FIRST EDITION, second issue. Lavoisier's Traite "...was a decisive move in the final overthrow of alchemy and the phlogiston theory introduced by Stahl a century earlier. By the use of the balance of weight determination at every chemical change and the building of a rational system of elements, Lavoisier laid the foundation of modern chemistry" (Dibner). The illustrations for this edition were conceived and executed by Lavoisier's wife, a skilled painter and engraver who had studied under Louis David, and who collaborated with her husband in his scientific experiments and researches. The second issue contains tables and various approvals of the work not included in the single-volume first or trial issue, of which only two copies are known..

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        Fragmentum Evangelii S. Iohannis Graeco-copto-thebaicum Saeculi IV: Additamentum ex vetustissimis membranis lectionum evangelicarum divinae Missae cod. diaconici reliquiae et liturgica alia fragmenta veteris Thebaidensium ecclesiae ante Dioscorum ex Velit

      Rome: Antonium Fulgonium, 1789. Hardcover. Very Good. Coptic studies. 4to. Modern half red Moroccan leather. Marbled boards. 2 black spine labels. All edges uncut. Binding very good. Collated and complete. Internally clean and bright. Small marginal chip to lower corner of title. Smaller marginal chip to several other leaves, tear to lower margin of pp 457-458. Scattered foxing. Latin, Greek and Coptic type. 4 plates (1 folding), consisting of Coptic text. See our pictures.

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

      Neuchatel : L. F. Borl (1789-1793), 1789. 1st Edition. 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.

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        Essai sur la secte des illuminés

      Paris, o. Vlg. 1789.. 8°. XXXII, 256 S. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg. Rankenvergold., Innenkantenvergold., Vollgoldschn. Stellenw. gebräunt. Kap. berieb. Buch über die erst 1776 gegründete Geheimgesellschaft der Illuminaten. Jean-Pierre-Louis de La Roche du Maine, Marquis de Luchet (1740-1792), war ein französischer Kavallerieoffizier, Schriftsteller und Journalist, Theaterdirektor und Bibliothekar.

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        A Voyage Round the World

      London,: John Stockdale,, 1789.. Quarto, with a frontispiece portrait and 19 maps, plans and plates; bookplate of the Library Company of Philadelphia with duplicate release; some spotting, offsetting and general toning throughout, but an excellent and very large copy in nineteenth-century half black morocco, front hinge repaired. First 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' (Forbes). Portlock's famous book contains 'early and important original source material, with many illustrations which enhance its value' (Lada-Mocarski). Portlock, who had sailed under Cook as Master's mate on the Discovery, transferring to the Resolution in 1779, sailed on the King George in 1785, to the Northwest coast of America. The expedition went up Cooks River, past Kodiak Island and cruised around Montague Island and Prince William Sound, looking for furs, and then sailed directly to Nootka. His description of the stay at Nootka is 'of great value' (Hill) and contains vivid descriptions of encounters with the native Americans and the Russians.The King George made two stops in Hawaii in 1786, and another in 1787, trading there at Hawaii, Oahu, Kauai and Niihau. Portlock made fascinating notes on trading, the chiefs, the death of Cook, and the development of the islands since his visit with Cook on the Discovery. His notes on a mutiny aboard the Belvedere while at Whampoa and the subsequent Court of Inquiry are curious when it is recalled that he was later to sail with Bligh. The book is not recorded by Ferguson, despite Portlock's visionary and notable early remarks about the geographical significance of the Hawaiian Islands to the New South Wales settlement: 'their situation and produce may be productive of material benefit to our new settlement at Botany Bay, and at the same time be a considerable saving to government in the articles of provisions, which may be purchased here at a trifling expense...'.The companion work to this account of the voyage is Dixon's Voyage round the World.'Hawaii One Hundred', 9; Hill, 1376; James Ford Bell, P365; Judd, 147; Lada-Mocarski, 42; not in Ferguson.

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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. Dedicated, by Permission, to Sir Joseph

      London: Geo. Goulding, 1789 Dixon, Captain George. 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: London Geo. Goulding, 1789. Excellent example. First Edition. Tall copy, 11" 1/8. Quarto pp.xxix, [1]blank, [1 leaf]errata & directions to binder, 360, 47. with half-title. 5 folding engraved maps & bound with 17 engraved plates, 3 of which are folding & 1 of which [Cape St. James p.214] was never originally bound in & now supplied in excellent facsimile. Large [24.5 x 35 inches] folding frontispiece chart. Half-title page present. Errata on recto and instructions to binder on verso of unpaged leaf following introduction. Account of the voyage of the "Queen Charlotte" in a 4-year expedition from England to the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) and China via the Pacific Northwest. Contemporary calf sumptuously bound with an ornately decorated & tooled spine with 5 ship devices in compartments, black leather labels, tree calf boards with braided rope gilt border. Beautiful marbled endpapers. An excellent example showing minimal use & wear at the tips. "Portlock and Dixon, who had been with Captain Cook, made this expedition to the northwest coast of America to collect furs for a group of London merchants. Portlock, the Commander-in-Chief, was on the King George. The expedition left Gravesend August 29, 1785, and arrived at the Sandwich Islands via Cape Horn in May 1786. The mouth of Cook's River in Alaska was reached July 18 and the rest of the summer was spent in sailing down the Coast as far as Nootka Sound. The expedition wintered in the Sandwich Islands and in 1788 proceeded to Prince William Sound where they met Captain Meares. The vessels parted company in May, with Portlock exploring the Alaskan coast and Dixon sailing again for Nootka Sound, where he named 'Dixon's Entrance' and the 'Queen Charlotte Islands.' The furs were sold in Canton, China, and both ships, after a most successful voyage, arrived back in England by way of Cape Good Hope in the summer of 1788. "The account, except for the introduction by Dixon and the two appendices, is in a series of forty-nine letters signed 'W.B.' The writer was William Beresford, a Quaker who, says Dixon in his introduction, 'has been totally unused to literary pursuits, and equally so to a sea-faring life.' Notwithstanding this, his letters, corrected by Dixon on nautical points, make good reading and the book is an excellent authority for the early days of fur trading on the northwest coast" (Streeter). Dixon also contributed the valuable maps. The work is sometimes confused with Portlock's account of the voyage, published the same year under the same title. Bell B204. Howes D-365. JCB II 3270. Sabin 64390 [vide PORTLOCK]. JCB II 3270. Smith 779. Strathern & Edwards 37. TPL 593. Hill p. 23. Lada-Mocarski 43. Lande 960. Streeter VI 3484. Story p. 217. A superior, beautiful copy. Fine entry slipcase supplied.. 1st Edition.

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        A Voyage Round the World;

      London: John Stockdale and George 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 (284 × 222 mm). Contemporary calf-backed sprinkled boards, leather tips, red morocco label. With engraved portrait frontispiece of Portlock by Mazell after Dodd, large folding map of northwest America, 5 folding charts, 5 plates of birds, 5 plates of views, 2 plates of artefacts from the Sandwich Islands, portrait of Tyaana (an Atoui chieftain). Large folding map torn at folds (without loss), some foxing, some offsetting from plates to text, one or two repairs to paper. Armorial bookplate of Charles de Constant Rebecque to the front pastedown. An excellent provenance: cousin of the political philosopher Benjamin Constant, Rebecque was known as the "le Chinois" because of his extensive travels in the Far East. After a successful mercantile career he became a member of the Representative Council of Geneva, later settling in London. Just a little rubbed on the boards, lightly toned, some off-set from the plates, but overall a very good, clean copy. First edition of Portlock's interesting circumnavigation, the principal, and successful, object of which was the opening of the fur trade in northwest America. Expedition leader Portlock sailed with Captain Dixon as co-commander; their two ships sailed part of the way independently. Though often confused, the published accounts of the two captains are also independent of each other: "the present account is also important for the supplementary details added to the geographical explorations of Captain Cook. Portlock's vivid encounters with the American Indians and the Russians serve to broaden the perspective provided by the William Beresford/George Dixon account" (Hill). Portlock appends some native vocabularies to his account of the American Indians. Portlock also discovered Portlock's Harbour, visited Hawaii three times, gave a good account of the Bengal vessel of Captain John Meares, and sailed home by way of Macao and St Helena. Two years later he served as commander of the second vessel of the second breadfruit voyage of Captain Bligh.

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        Tableaux, Statues, Bas-reliefs et Camées, de la Galerie de Florence et du Palais Pitti

      Paris: chez J.P. Aillaud, [1789-] 1819 [-1821]. 4 volumes, folio. (21 1/2 x 14 1/8 inches). 387 engravings on 200 leaves. (Old dampstaining to vol.II, old ink stain to margins in vol.III). Contemporary French red half straight-grained morocco over textured red paper-covered boards, the flat spines divided into six compartments by double gilt fillets, lettered in the second, numbered in the fourth compartments. A complete set of this early survey of the art collections of Florence. "Les planches de cette galerie sont bien exécutées" (Brunet), most are divided in two with a painting above and an image taken from an antique cameo beneath. Every plate is preceded by explanatory text: in the case of the pictures this includes their dimensions, how they are painted ('peint sur bois', etc.), comments on the particular image and then general remarks on the painter. The text accompanying the cameos and other antique artifacts is necessarily limited to explanations of the stories shown. Brunet II, 1455.

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      London: Geo. Goulding, 1789. Contemporary binding, panelled spine with black leather labels. Top edge of spine is frayed. Corners are bumped. Bound without half-title page. Contains the errata page and instructions to the binder. Large folding map at front, four additional folding maps, seventeen engraved full-page plates, three of which are folding. Large map measuring 24 3/4" x 35 1/4" . Map has a 4" x 1/4" area of paper loss on right margin affecting part of the legend. (See photo). Other maps and plates intact, Rare foxing, mainly confined to the periphery. Minor off-setting onto adjacent page of some plates. Repaired paper defect pp.47-48, appears to be a defect and not a tear. Small tear repaired at top of p.357-8. Plates include Indian songs, birds, molluscs, native woman, views. .A very clean and crisp copy throughout. Captains Portland and Dixon had been with Captain Cook previously. They made this expedition to the northwest coast of America to collect furs for a group of London merchants. The account, except for the introduction by Dixon, and the appendices, is actually a series of 49 letters signed "W.B.". The writer was William Beresford, the supercargo for the voyage. The supercargo was hired by the owner of goods on a ship as overseer and manager of his financial interests, usually not a sea-farer. The letters were corrected by Dixon on nautical points, an excellent authority for the early days of fur trading on the northwest coast (See Streeter VI:3484). Also cited in Howes P-496, Sabin 64390. 360pp. + 47pp.. First Edition. 1/2 Brown Calf, Marbled Boards. Light edge and Corner Wear.. Quarto.

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        Voyages de M.P.S. Pallas, en differentes provinces de L'Empire de Russie, et dans L'Asie septentrionale; traduits de L'Allemand, par M. Gauthier de la peyronie, commis des affaires etrangeres

      One of the most important Russian explorations, the first edition in French, in contemporary morocco. 1789-93. Paris. Five volumes in 4to. 2 + xxxii + 773 + 3 pp. + large folding map and twenty-seven numbered plates, on twenty-six sheets, one colored -most folding; 4 + 550 + 1 pp. + fifteen folding plates on thirteen sheets; 4 + 491 + 2 pp. + twenty-two plates and maps on nineteen sheets (most folding); 4 + 722 + 2 pp. + thirty-five folding plates and maps on twenty-nine sheets; 4 + 559 + 1 pp. + twenty-one folding plates and maps on eighteen sheets. Contemporary French gilt morocco, boards with double gilt fillet enclosing more fillets with geometrical figures, spines flat, in neo-classical style, finely and most elegantly gilt; minor wear to extremities, especially corners, rear corner of first volume repaired, some soiling.  Generally a very good copy, upper margins of first and third volumes and lower corners of the fourth dampstained, tears without loss to a few plates, else perfect. First French edition after the first German edition printed in St. Petersburg. Pallas (1741 ? 1811), born in Berlin, was the son of a physician; he became a zoologist and botanist after studies in Halle and Leiden and a short period in London. In 1767 he received an invitation from Catherine II of Russia to take a position at the Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg. The appointment gave him access and authorization to conduct and lead an expedition into Siberia to observe the transit of Venus. The expedition, which extended from 1768 to 1774, included 7 astronomers and 5 naturalists; although oriented towards natural history, the research and observation included other areas of knowledge ?mainly the study of the manners of the people of Siberia. The work was carefully prepared for printing, and includes a significant amount of plates and maps. The atlas volume, often found bound separately, is included in the text volumes.

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        Entwurf einer Geschichte der Arzeneywissenschaft und Wundarzneykunst. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt, herausgegeben und mit einigen Zusätzen versehen von Johann Christian Friedrich Scherf

      Lemgo, Meyer 1789. 19 cm. 16, 639, (1) Seiten Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung - Blake 49 - Hirsch / Hübotter I, 556 - Erste deutsche Ausgabe seines Hauptwerkes "An historical sketch of medicine and surgery". Black (1750 - 1829) studierte in Leyden und wurde 1787 Lizentiat des College of Physicians. Die Zusätze (ab S. 513) enthalten ein ausführliches Verzeichnis der erwähnten Autoren. Der Herausgeber der deutschen Ausgabe J. C. G. Scherf, 1750 - 1818 aus Ilmenau, war Hofarzt der Fürsten von Lippe-Detmold und erlangte als Medizinalpolitiker und Reformator der Pharmazie Bedeutung. -

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        Atlas geographique et universel

      Paris: Chez Dezauche, , 1789. 2 volumes, folio (453 × 375 mm). Contemporary calf, rebacked, red morocco labels. Engraved allegorical title page and contents leaves to each and 151 double-page or folding maps, coloured in outline in all. Somewhat rubbed and with some restoration at the corners, light dampstain in the lower margin of vol. I, slightly heavier at the title page which has been reinforced with archival tissue, map of Paris shaved to the ruled border at the upper margin, a few minor splits and chips in the margins, but overall very good. First edition thus and uncommon (just four listings on OCLC, three of these for the BNF, and no complete copy at auction for 30 years). Jean-Claude Dezauche was one of the geographer-publishers most influential in the establishment of the French theoretical approach to cartography. This movement, which downplayed the decorative elements esteemed by the Dutch school and accentuated the importance of scientific rigour and accuracy, can be traced back to the work of Guillaume Delisle - "one of the key figures in the development of French cartography" (Tooley) - who had studied under Jean-Dominique Cassini, director of the Paris observatory. Delisle's business was inherited by his son-in-law Philippe Buache, who had studied with him, and who entered the Depôt des Cartes et Plans de Marine in 1721, in 1729 being appointed "premier géographe du roi", a position previously held by his father-in-law. On his death, his widow sold his work to Jean Nicholas Buache de la Neuville, Philippe's nephew, and in 1780 Dezauche bought it from him together with work by Delisle, Jaillot and others. He in turn made his own alterations and improvements to the maps, and then re-issued them in a revised form, for example the twin- and four-hemispheric world maps in volume I, the former dated 1792, have been revised to include the latest discoveries from Cook's voyages. An excellent, complete and inclusive French atlas of the eighteenth century.

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        Lavater's Essays on Physiognomy (3 vols in 5 complete & as issued)

      Murray 1789 - 1798. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. First English Edition of Lavater's classic series of illustrated essays on Physiognomy. Superbly re-backed tan calf with gilt titling. Large 4to 1789-1798. Volume 1 with 4 William Blake engravings. 170 total plates and numerous other illustrations. Light rubbing to lower cover of one volume, Some intermittent foxing and offsetting, but overall a very tight and very attractive set. Price includes worldwide insured delivery.

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      Published by J.F. And C. Rivington, 1789. Hardback. Good. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Geographia Antiqua: Being a Complete Set of Maps of Antient Geography, Beautifully Engraved From Cellarius on Thirty-Three Copper Plates. Designed For the Use of Schools and of Gentlemen Who Make the Antient Writers Their Delight or Strudy. 33 handcoloured double page maps. Brown leather spine. Marbled boards. Double page title page and double page contents page. Maps are beautifully clean and bright. Bookplate to front pastedown. Top and tail of spine chipped with loss. Front edge of spine cracked. Corners bumped. [S]

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