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        Descrizione dei circhi particolarmente di quello di Caracalla e dei giuochi in essi celebrati opera postuma del consigliere Gio. Lodovico Bianconi ordinata compita e publicata dall' architetto Angiolo Uggeri con note dall'avvocato Fea e corredata di tavole in rame e della versione francese

      Roma (Rome): Nella Stamperia Pagliarini, 1789 xxi - cxxx - (1ff); 20 plates (of which 7 folding). Binding is rubbed on the edges, but still solid. Inside pages and plates are in very good condition, some very light foxing to a few pages. French and Italian text. Photos available upon request.

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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

      London: Geo. Goulding, 1789. Publisher: Geo. Goulding, 1789. The Second Edition., 1789 London: Geo. Goulding, 1789. The Second Edition., 1789. Quarto (26.75 cm.), pp. xxix (includes half-title), [ii] - Errata & Direction for the Binder, 360, 47 - Appendix. Engraved, large folding frontis. map + 20 black & white copperplate engravings of maps, views and illustrations (7 folding),MISSING 1 PLATE(The Indian's Song). Original binding:Boards in 3/4 calf, scuffed and soiled. Many of folding plates have old repairs from careless unfolding of charts but the are complete. There is old foxing or stains to many pages near the fore edge(1/2" x 6" at max) The frontispiece map is detached and complete with no tape repairs. The half title is present but detached. Certainly not the best copy available but affordable. Photos upon request.. Second Edition. Good.

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        Religions-Journal, Oder Auszuege aus den beßten alten und neuen Schriftstellern und Vertheidigern der Christlichen Religion mit Anmerkungen. 1.-14. Jahrgang (1776-1789) in 14 Bänden. Dazu: Beylagen zum Religions-Journal. 1777, 1779, 1780, 1782, 1784 u. 1788 in 5 Bänden.

      Mainz, Alef, 1776-1789 - I: Halbleder der Zeit mit alten handschriftlichen Rückenschildern (berieben u. bestoßen, Kapitale teilweise mit kleinen Fehlstellen, Jg. 1789 abweichend in Pappe d. Zt. gebunden). - Umfangreiche Folge der antiaufklärerischen Zweimonatsschrift, von der lediglich bis 1791 zwei weitere Jahrgänge erschienen. - LThK IV, 1044 - De Backer/S. III, 1543f. - Kirchner 2132 - Meusel IV, 280. - "Goldhagen wurde 1735 Jesuit und lehrte 1746-56 in Mannheim und Mainz die Humaniora . 1756-64 war er Professor der Exegese in Mainz. In einer Reihe von exegetischen und apologetischen Schriften zeigte er sich als konservativer Theologe, der doch für die Fragen seiner Zeit aufgeschlossen war. 1766 war er Provinzial, 1774 bei der Aufhebung des Ordens Leiter des Noviziates. Auch nach der Aufhebung der Jesuiten besaß er in Mainz einen weitreichenden Einfluß; sein "Religionsjournal" (1776-91) war der Mittelpunkt der antiaufklärerischen Bestrebungen in Mainz" (ADB IX, 333). - Jg. 1789 endet mit dem 5. von 6 Stücken. -II: Beylagen zum Religions-Journal. 1777, 1779, 1780, 1782, 1784 u. 1788 in 5 Bdn. Halbleder der Zeit (1 Pappband d. Zt.) (berieben u. bestoßen). - Fehlen teilw. die Haupttitel. Zusammen 19 Bände - Teilw. etwas stärker gebräunt, teilw. schwach wasserfleckig. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Lion and Stag. Done from a Painting on Enamel by Mr. Stubbs

      London: Published by John Brydon, 17 March, 1789. Hand-coloured mezzotint. State iii/iii (unrecorded state), with publication line 'Publish'd as the Act Directs by J. Brydon, Charing Cross, March 17, 1789.'. 16 3/8 x 21 3/4 inches. 19 5/16 x 23 7/16 inches. An incredibly rare unrecorded state of this monumental image after George Stubbs, the celebrated English animal painter. The shock that Stubbs' "The Lion and Stag" provokes is unusual in and of itself, since this was rarely aimed at in 18th century English art. In fact, it reminds us of Caravaggio, not in subject, but in putting us close up to a repellent but true-to-life moment. Though he took up this theme several times, exploring various aspects of it, he had never rendered it with so much force and finality. Here, with most of the image space black, there is only the head of the lion, neck and head of the deer, and a few plants. It is lit from the side, in a Tenebrist manner, as if by a lantern. Three beautifully liquid eyes are visible: two of the lion somewhat fierce and looking off to the right and one lifeless but profound eye of the stag looking at us. The eyes and darkness create an atmosphere of rich mystery at the same time the artist reminds us of this aspect of nature we wish to forget. This remarkable print was taken from an enamel, a medium with which Stubbs began to experiment with at this time. It was also George Townly's first engraving and most probably his first exhibited work making it a seminal piece in both their careers. This impression is a very rare third state of this image. Lennox-Boyd surmises the existence of this state but has not seen a print of it. Lennox-Boyd states, "at some time after John Wesson's disappearance in the early 1770s the plate seems to have been acquired by another publisher, John Brydon. When Brydon's effects were sold after his bankruptcy in 1801 they included the copperplate of a 'Lion and Stag', from Stubbs (lot 73)... It is possible that Brydon might have removed Wesson's publication line and reworked the plate". Other than removing part of the publication line and inserting his own details, Brydon seems to have done little to the plate. The presence of some stray roulette working in the inscription space does imply that some work was done but it appears to have been very minor and perhaps no more than 'repair' work on a plate that, by the time Brydon added his name, was nearly twenty years old. (Lennox-Boyd p.103) Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs 15 (an unrecorded third state); Siltzer The Story of British Sporting Prints p. 269

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        Vie du Capitaine Cook

      Paris,: HÙtel de Thou, 1789.. Two volumes, octavo; a couple of spots and slight marginal defect to the first leaf of text in volume II, but a fine copy bound with the half-titles in contemporary French mottled calf, spines gilt in compartments; quarter calf bookform box. An important association copy, being Townshend's copy of the Kippis biography of Captain Cook. This handsome French octavo edition bears his ornate bookplate as Viscount Sydney (which he became in 1789), with his title engraved beneath the armorial crest depicting a stag facing a lion rampant.Lord Sydney drew directly upon the experiences of Cook and his men in formulating the plan to establish the penal colony at Botany Bay. Books of this nature from his library form an important link between the exploration of the east coast of Australia and its settlement in the late eighteenth-century.Aside from its most desirable provenance, this is a handsome set in a contemporary French mottled calf binding. It was among the books from the David Parsons collection of Pacific voyages sold by Hordern House in 2006.Beddie, 38; Kroepelien, 652.

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        Louis XIV: Sa Cour et le Rgent. Par M. Anquetil...

      A Paris, Chez Moutard, Imprimeur-Libraire de la reine, de Madame, & de Madame comtesse d'Artois, M. DCC. LXXXIX [1789]. Four volumes: lij, 336, [2] p. (last p. blank); viij, 406, [2] p. (last p. blank); x, 430 p.; xiij, 415, [5] p. Errata: vol. 1, p. [337]; vol. 2, p. [407]; vol. 4, p. [420]. Publisher's listing of author's works: vol.1, p. [ij]. "L'ouvrage... est un assemblage de citations, une espace de centon compos de passages de diffrens auteurs, cousus & adapts de manire former un tout de parties trs disparates" (vol. 1, p. ix). "Observations sur les crits cits... ", vol. 1, p. xv-lij. References: Cioranescu 8050; BN vol. 3 column 422; BM vol. 5 column 843. Stock#NS0323. Bound in contemporary half-leather, rebacked.

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        de VALOIS de.

      Denkwürdigkeiten der Gräfin von Valois de la Motte; enthaltend: die Geschichte des diamantenen Halsbandes, den Briefwechsel zwischen der Königin von Frankreich und dem Kardinal von Rohan und eine Vorstellung an den König von Frankreich um nochmalige Untersuchung des geheimnissvollen Handels von ihr selbst geschrieben. Aus dem englischen übersetzt. (Berlin, F. Vieweg), 1789. 8:o. (8),344,1-44 s. Brunt hklbd från mitten av 1800-talet med sparsamt guldornerad rygg och rödstänkta snitt. Ryggen kraftigt blekt. Bra inlaga, men med några smärre solkfläckar på s. 51-52 och en liten reva i övre marginalen på s. 185. Från Biby.. Den andra pagineringsföljden börjar med rubriken: "An das Publikum über die Ursachen, welche die Bekanntmachung der Denkwürdigheiten der Gräfin von Valois de la Motte bis jetzt verzögert haben." Översatt från engelska av Ludwig Schubart. Den franska bedragaren, "grevinnan" de La Motte (1756-91) var dotter till en avsigkommen lantadelsman, som härstammade från kung Henrik II:s oäkta son, Henry de Saint-Rémy. Hon fick som åttaårig tiggare markisinnan de Boulainvilliers beskydd och erhöll, sedan hennes förnäma härkomst styrkts, 1776 en liten pension av Ludvig XVI. Hon gifte sig 1780 med Marc-Antoine Nicolas de La Motte, som trots att han tillhörde lågadeln, antagit grevetitel. Samma år slog sig det äkta paret ned i Paris, där "grevinnan" genom diverse manövrer trängde sig in vid hovet för att, med stöd av sin härkomst från huset Valois, försöka erhålla några av släktens jordegendomar, som kommit i kronans ägo. Hon gav sin omgivning föreställningen att hon emottogs och stod i gunst vid hovet, och lurade, genom löften om "protektion", av flera personer större eller mindre penningsummor. Bedrägerierna kulminerade i den beryktade halsbandsprocessen, vars offer blev kardinal de Rohan och till viss del, om än indirekt, drottning Marie Antoinette. La Motte dömdes i maj 1786 för bedrägeri och blev offentligen piskad och brännmärkt i juni samma år. Hon lyckades fly från fängelset La Salpêtrière den 5 juni 1787 och begav sig till England, där henne make och medbrottsling satt sig i säkerhet. La Motte avled den 23 augusti 1791 av följderna av ett fall ned på gatan från tredje våningen och hennes man återvände till Frankrike och dog på en asyl i Paris 1831

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        The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq

      Edinburgh: Printed by James Donaldson, 1789. (MOORE, CLEMENT CLARKE) 6 vols., 12mo. Frontispiece portrait & plates. Bound in handsome contemporary brown tree calf, gilt spine, spines rubbed, lacking one label, joints cracked, foxed . Signed by Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863) of A Visit from St. Nicholas (more commonly known today as Twas the Night Before Christmas) and dated in pencil on the ffep in Volume 6

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        Traité des maladies des voies urinaires, ... Ouvrage extrait du Journal de Chirurgie, Augmenté et publié par Xav(ier) BICHAT

      Paris,: la C. V(euve) Desault, H. Nicole, Méquignon, (a.o.),, An VII (1789-99). 2 parts in 1; x, 332 pp. 8vo (13,5 x 21,5 cm.). Marbled wrappers, entirely uncut (à la barbe). The genuine first edition in book form, very rare. Part I: Maladies relatives a la sécrétion des urines, Part II: Maladies relatives a l'excrétion des urines. Desault was a great French surgeon, who with his friend Chopard founded urological surgery. He also was one of the first to have a clear understanding of urological diseases. At the same time Desault is considered one of the founders of modern vascular surgery. Zimmerman & Veith, p. 362-65; Murphy, p. 87-88. Copy with ample margins.

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        A Tour through Sweden, Swedish-Lapland, Finland and Denmark, in a Series of Letters

      London: Johnson, Goldsmith, Lewis, Christopher, 1789.. 4to. (10.5 x 8.5 inches). pp. [8 leaves] + 157. Wood engraved frontis. by Bewick and seven engraved plates. Half-title, title-page with early manuscript note at gutter. Contemporary sprinkled calf, slightly rubbed, rebacked, original label relaid, gilt oval armorial to centre of covers [The Society of Writers To The Signet]. Scattered spotting [mainly to plates], hinges repaired. Some early ink letters and numbers to front pastedown, some struck through in ink, and later printed paper label. No other signs of library of Society of Writers To The Signet. A very good copy. First edition.

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        Versuch einer Logic für Frauenzimmer

      Hanover: Christian Ritscher, 1789 First and only edition of a philosophical manual written by the fourteen-year old Baroness Philippine von Knigge (1775-1841). She was the daughter of Adolf von Knigge (1752-1796), author of several satirical novels and best known for Über den Umgang mit Menschen (1788), "a work of practical wisdom on the conduct of life" (Garland). In later years, Philippine von Knigge translated Richard Brinsley Sheridan's life of Swift, together with her father (1795), and wrote by herself Lebensregeln aus den besten ältern und neueren Schriftstellern (1799). All of her works are rare. Contemporary brown cloth over decorative boards, paper spine label with title in manuscript. . Small octavo. Silhouette portrait vignette on title-page. Spine ends, edges of boards rubbed. Occasional light foxing. Former owner's rubberstamp on front free endpaper and dedication page. A very good copy. This highly original work, for the young author states that no other work has been consulted, is the fruit of lessons in philosophy given by her father, and is published here that it might benefit women interested in the subject. It is divided into five sections: 1) of ideas or concepts; b) of symbolic knowledge; c) of judgments and theses; e) of conclusion and syllogisms. The whole is introduced by a preface detailing the use of logic and its place in philosophy, and concludes with some practical examples.

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        Tableau de la population de toutes les provinces de France, et de la proportion, sous tous les rapports, des naissances, des morts & des marriages depuis dix ans, d’apr?les registres de chaque G?ralit?

      Paris, 1789. Very rare first edition of de Pommelles’ groundbreaking study of the population of France and its bearing on provincial militia quotas, important for the application of statistics to the study of large groups. Just before the Revolution, the lieutenant-colonel Chevalier de Pommelles combined the concerns of the contemporary enlightened mind: the development of a precise, quantitative national census to show the nation’s manpower with a concern for extracting a fairer percentage of men from the provinces for military duty. De Pommelles provides a short history of the long-established militia tradition beginning with King Clovis I (466-511 AD), and correlates the demographics (culled from a more extensive sampling of regional records than his predecessors) with other data, including birth, marriage and death rates. A comprehensive and large format fold-out table, or Tableau de la Population, et rapport des Naissances, Mariages et Morts de toutes les G?ralit?du Royaume , correlates and compares this birth-death-marriage data for thirty-one regions, totaling 25,065,883 residents, including 660,000 for the city of Paris alone. OCLC: Stanford, Princeton. Goldsmiths 13816; INED 1396; not in Kress; not in Einaudi; Martin & Walter 10541; Forrest, Conscripts and Deserters: The Army and French Society during the Revolution, 1989.. Large 4to. [26.8 x 21 cm ], (1) f., with cancel pasted on of vendors, 68 pp., 1 large folding plate. Bound in marbled paper boards with morocco title label, gilt. Wide margins, mostly uncut. Very fine.

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        Carte Topographique D'Allemagne Contenant une Partie de Westphalie, les Principautés de Braunschw. Wolffenbuttel, de Calinberg, et de Munden, l'Eveché de Paderborn, d'Osnabruck, et de Hildesheim, les Comtes de la Lippe, de Ravensberg, de Schaumburg, de Pyrmont, et de Ritberg l'Abbaye de Corvey

      Grenzkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von J. W. A. Jaeger 1789. 50.5x60.5 cm. - Detaillierte Karte des Gebietes zwischen Melle, Minden, Einbeck, Northeim, Paderborn, Lippstadt, Bielefeld und Herford. 1 kl. Rostfleck im Kartenbild, 2 braune Flecke im weißen Papierrand links.

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        The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies, as Revised and Proposed for the Use of the Protestant Episcopal Church, at a Convention of the Said Church in the states of New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and South-Carolina, Held in Philadelphia, from September 27th to October 7th, 1785

      London: Philadelphia printed, Re-Printed J. Debrett, 1789. First edition. Leather_bound. Very Good. 4 1/2 x 7 1/8 inches. 8vo. [364] pages including the errata sheet and terminal advertisement. Collates as: a (2 leaves) + b (6 leaves) + A - B (in 6s) + C - P (in 12s) + Q (6 leaves). Contemporary manuscript notations on ffep. All page edges gilt, lightly dulled. Pages clean and free from marking soiling or staining. Bound in contemporary mottled/tree calf with gilt border and spine with six compartments with elaborate gilt decoration to five and red spine label with title to the remaining compartment. Griffiths 1789/8. A spectacular copy of the rarest Anglican/Episcopal Prayer Book. The Protestant Episcopal Church was founded at a convention at Philadelphia in 1785. After the American Revolution, a new American Prayer Book was proposed and printed in an edition of 4000 copies by a Philadelphia printer. This edition was printed in a very limited number for the use of the bishops in England. Only fifty (50) copies were printed. "[A] rarer book connected with American church history can hardly be named." Perry's History.

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

      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. 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.Joppien & Smith, 3.146Aa.

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        Numero LXXV. Nouvelles Extraordinaires de Divers Endroits du Vendredi 18 September, 1789 . Extrait d'une lettre de Madrid du 1 Septembre .

      - Leiden: Etienne Luzac, 18 September 1789. Small 4to. (8 1/2 x 6 1/4). Woodcut arms of the Netherlands at the head of the first sheet. 4pp. With a 4pp. "Supplement aux Nouvelles Extraordinaires de Divers Endroits du Numero LXXV" inserted. Together, 8pp. Unbound. Extremely rare broadsheet containing news of the Malaspina expedition: among the earliest printed records of Spain's greatest scientific voyage to the Pacific Ocean, California and the Northwest Coast of America in the 18th century. The extract under the above heading continues: ". Les Corvettes de la Marine Royage, la Découverte & l'Entreprenante, commandées par Don Alexandre Malespina, Capitaine de Frégate, ont mìs à la voile de Cadix le 30 Juillet dernier. L'Expédition, dont elles son chargées, ayant pour objet les progrès des Sciences & de la Géographie, elles ont été munies de tout ce qui est nécessaire pour faire un voyage autour du Monde; & outre des Oficiers d'une habilité reconnuë, elles ont à bord des Astronomes, des Naturalistes, des Botanistes, des Peintres de Perspective & de Botanique, pourvus d'une Collection ample & précieuse d'Instruments de Mathématiques, de Physique, & Astronomie." Other news in the broadsheet concerns revolutionary events in France, including a lengthy speech from Necker given at the National Assembly, as well as news from Russia, Stockholm, the Hague and elsewhere. In 1789, Malaspina and Bustamente drew up plans for this scientific circumnavigation which was to rival Captain Cook, the purposes being to chart the most remote regions of America and to observe the political state of America relative to Spain. Alexander Dalrymple assisted them with scientific instruments, a brilliant team of scientists was assembled and ships specially constructed. Surveys were made of the east and west coasts of South America, they fixed the exact position of Cape Horn, correcting Cook's reading. On receipt of orders to investigate the apocryphal Strait of Anian they sailed for Alaska and entered Yakutat Bay at the supposed latitude of the strait, where the Malaspina Glacier flows into the sea, and followed the coast to Prince William Sound and Nootka. Malaspina surveyed the coast south to California at Monterey Bay and crossed the Pacific in 1791. Two of his officers and Jose de Espinosa y Tello returned north in search of a North-West Passage and published the charts and account of this secondary voyage in 1802. In the Philippines, New Zealand and New South Wales, Malaspina continued charting before making an easterly passage around the Horn for Spain. "In spite of having commanded Spain's greatest scientific voyage of exploration to the South Seas in the eighteenth century, [Malaspina] is virtually unknown. He had enemies in the Spanish court who suppressed his reports, which were not printed until this edition of 1885. Some scholars consider the exploits of his five-year voyage as great as those of La Pérouse or of Captain Cook" (Hill). Eighteenth century material concerning the voyage is of the utmost rarity. Howgego M26; Cf. Hill 1068.

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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, 1789-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

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        A Treatise on the Real Cause and Cure of Insanity; in which the nature and distinctions of this disease are fully explained, and the treatment established on new principles

      London: C. Stalker and J. Walter, 1789 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. A Treatise on the Real Cause and Cure of Insanity; in which the nature and distinctions of this disease are fully explained, and the treatment established on new principles. London: for C. Stalker and J. Walter, 1789, vii, [1], 69 pp., title and final leaf verso somewhat spotted and dust-soiled; [bound as last work with] BERKENHOUT, John, Pharmacopoeia medici. London: R. Baldwin, 1788, [12], 117, [13] pp., half-title, stamp to title; [bound with] DWIGHT, Samuel, De hydropibus, deque medicamentis, ad eos utilibus expellendos. London: Bernard Lintot, 1725, [6], 48, [8] pp., lacks half title, stamp to title, old paper repair to C1 of later work affecting a few letters to verso, old ink marginalia, [bound with] DWIGHT, Samuel, De vomitione, ejusque excessu curando. London: Bernard Lintot, 1722, vi, [2], 73, [15] pp., half-title, some spotting and browning. 8vo. (190 x 115 mm), faint library stamp to title-pages, 19th century cloth, spine gilt. ---- Harper: Wellcome III, p.211; Hunter & Macalpine, pp. 522-24; Norman 990. First edition. "Harper believed in a psychic rather than somatic origin of mental illnes. He opposed the automatic consignment of insane people to madhouses, claiming that fits of insanity would cease on their own unless aggravated by coercion - a statement echoing the enlightened attitudes of Pinel and Chiarugi. All of Harper's works are very rare" (Norman 990). Berkenhout: 4th Edition; contains recipes for medications by the physician John Berkenhout. Dwight (De hydropibus): First Edition, Dwight (De vomitione): First Edition..

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        Children Bird-nesting [and] Children Nutting

      London: Published by John Raphael Smith, 27 February 1789, and 1 July 1788. A pair of mezzotints with added hand colour. Both in good condition (Child Bird-nesting) has some worm damage in the margins, and (Children Nutting) has a few tears in margins one of which extends into the image. Image size: 17 1/4 x 21 5/8 inches. 18 3/8 x 22 1/2 and 20 3/8 x 24 1/2 inches. A pair of beautiful images after Morland, the master of English genre painting. George Morland was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career, some of England's most cherished paintings. At an early age Morland displayed his artistic genius, he learned to paint at three and exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy at the mere age of ten. He was a prodigious painter, producing more than 4000 paintings during the entirety of his career, and sometimes painting two or three works in a day. His beautiful idealistic scenes were a favorite source of inspiration for contemporary engravers, and as many as 250 separate engravings were done of his paintings during his lifetime. His brother-in-law, William Ward, engraved a great number of his paintings reproducing in print his endearing paintings of English country life. Ward's engravings after Morland are some of the most beautiful prints of the period; they combine fine technical skill and inspired artistic imagination to create enduring images that speak of the taste and beauty of the age.

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        Nouvel essai sur le jeu des échecs avec des reflexions militaires relatives à ce jeu

      viii+x+254 pages with illustrations. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/4") bound half leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering to spine. This first edition was not for sale and intended for subscribers only, of which an interesting list is added with 196 names. The princes themselves subscribed for 24 copies. With some copies for the author about 250 copies would have been printed. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 547) First edition.Elias Stein was a Dutch chess master, born in Lorraine into a Jewish family, he settled in The Hague. There he became the royal court's player. He explicitly related the experience of playing chess to military strategic ability. He was teacher of the princes of Orange to whom the book is dedicated in print, among them the later King William I. He recommended the Dutch Defence as the best reply to 1.d4 in his book Nouvel essai sur le jeu des échecs, avec des réflexions militaires relatives à ce jeu (1789), later published in Dutch (1834). His biography was written by F.W. von Mauvillon in a book Anweisung zur Erlernung des Schachspiels.Condition:Wear to boards, corners bumped and rubbed, spine ends rubbed with some chips, slight crack at front head hinge, previous owner's label to front pasted down else a good copy of a scarce item.

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER...AS REVISED AND PROPOSED TO THE USE OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH, AT A CONVENTION...HELD IN PHILADELPHIA, FROM SEPTEMBER 27th TO OCTOBER 7th, 1785

      Philadelphia, Printed; London, Re-printed: J. Debrett, 1789.. [364]pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, leather label. Hinges neatly mended. Contemporary manuscript notations on front fly leaf. Internally clean. Very good. The American Protestant Episcopal Church was founded after the American Revolution as an adaptation of the Church of England in the new United States. The church was founded at a convention in Philadelphia in 1785, at which it was agreed to create a separate prayer book, first published there in 1786. This is the London edition, published in a very limited number for the use of the bishops of the Church of England. Partly because of the opposition of the Anglican hierarchy to whom this was distributed, this prayer book was never adopted. "This edition, contains the alterations which were intended to adapt the Book of Common Prayer, of the Church of England, to the changed political conditions of this country; and is the result of a convention held in Philadelphia, in 1785, presided over by the Reverend William White. The proposed Prayer Book met with much criticism and opposition in the church, owing to its radical changes, and was never adopted. It was reprinted in London, in 1789, in an edition of fifty copies, without the eight engraved pages of music, for the use of the Anglican bishops in convocation, together with the Application of the American Church, for discussion" - Evans. Page called his copy "...one of the very rare existing copies." "Few persons have ever seen this remarkable liturgical production, either in its American form or as reprinted in England; and without any discussion of the principles involved in its publication, the bibliographical fact may be stated, that a rarer book connected with American church history can hardly be named" - William Stevens Perry. EVANS 19940 (ref). PAGE, THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER 53. ESTC T161150. SABIN 6349.

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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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        SAYAMA-RYU^ SANJU^-ROKKASEN

      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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        ELEMENTOS DO DIREITO PUBLICO DE PORTUGAL. [MANUSCRITO]

      - 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 aradergalleries.com .

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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.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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