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        PHYSICES ELEMENTA

      - 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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        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

      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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        GEOGRAPHIA ANTIQUA

      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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        ESSAYS ON PHYSIOGNOMY, designed to promote the Knowledge and the Love of Mankind .. Illustrated by more than eight hundred engravings accurately copied; and some duplicates added from originals. Executed by, or under the inspection of Thomas Holloway. Translated from the French by Henry Hunter, D.D. Minister of the Scots Church, London-Wall

      London: John Murray, H. Hunter and T. Holloway 1st English edition, 1789-1798. Hardcover. Good. Full-page copperplates (171 of 173 called for) + hundreds of fine vignette & other engravings many from drawings by Henry Fuseli, engraved by Thomas Holloway, Bartolozzi and others, inc. four by William Blake (Vol 1 pp 127 159 206 225). Three Volumes in Five, large quarto (340 x 275mm) signed in 2s, contemporary calf finely gilt decorated (rebacked with original spines laid on, spine gilt worn on last volume, tips & edges worn) marbled endpapers with crested bookplates of William Rising. Collation [26]+178, *175-*178, 179-281; xii+238; [6]+239-444; xii+252; [6]+253-437 +[12]pp index & binder's plate list (errata notes that "Upwards of Eight Hundred" in the Title is an error). Lacks 2 full-page plates (24 & 34 showing various heads) but all 171 others present as listed. Plate 47 small marginal tears not affecting print, ink spot to margin of plate 21, small fore-edge stain to Vol 2, some plates with sporadic foxing and offsetting but otherwise clean & crisp, on very good laid paper. *Fine original calf bindings restored. Includes full-page portraits of Erasmus, Wren, Locke, Voltaire, George Washington (2) and others. Sections on silhouettes, features for use by painters, changes to the ideals of beauty through the ages etc. This first English edition, overseen by Henry Fuseli, was translated from the French edition of Lavater's Physiognomische Fragmente printed in 1781-87 at The Hague.

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        REALES EXEQUIAS QUE POR EL FALLECIMIENTO DEL SEÑOR DON CARLOS III., REY DE ESPAÑA Y DE LAS INDIAS, MANDO CELEBRAR EN LA CIUDAD DE LIMA, CAPITAL DEL PERU

      Lima: Imprenta Real de los Ninos Expositos, 1789.. [4],169,[2],50pp. Lacks the folding plate. Folio. Contemporary limp vellum, lettered on spine. Contemporary bookplate on fly leaf. Slight worming in the margins, not affecting text. Minor soiling. Very good. First edition of this rare festbuch, published in Lima in honor of the death of Carlos III. The second work, reflected in the above pagination, comprises Bernardo Rueda's funeral oration in the Cathedral. Four copies on OCLC, only two of which are in North America, at the John Carter Brown Library and Duke University. MEDINA (LIMA) 1697. VARGAS UGARTE 2546. PALAU 267421.

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        Entdeckung der verborgenen Schatzkammer der Natur, oder: desselben ober- und unterirdische Reisen durch das Mineralreich. Nebst einem Anhang, von den reichen Silberbergwerken, welche von jeher in dem Chursächsischen Erzgebirge sind betrieben worden

      Berlin und Leipzig, Heinrich August Rottmann, 1789.. 335 S. Pappband d. Zt. Meusel VI, 321; ADB XIV, 659 (irrig 1781); Curtis Schuh`s Biobibliography of Mineralogy (Online Cat.), Nr 6; vgl. Ferguson I, 440ff. - Sehr seltene, nicht in den einschlägigen Bergbau- und Chemiebibliographien nachgewiesene einzige, posthum erschienene Ausgabe. "Johann Gottfried Jugel, ein berühmter Montanist und Metallurg des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts, über dessen Leben sehr wenig bekannt wurde, wahrscheinlich weil (er) nie eine öffentliche Stellung einnahm. Wenigstens nannte er sich in seinen zahlreichen Schriften nie anders, als `Philosophiae` oder der geheimen Wissenschaft `Cultor`. Geboren 1707 wahrscheinlich in Sachsen, weil er sich daselbst längere Zeit aufhielt - in Zittau und Dresden - lebte Jugel später in Berlin, wo er auch im Mai 1786 starb. Als ein wahrer Polyhistor umfaßte Jugel mit seinem Wissen verschiedene Zweige der Wissenschaft, der Mathematik, Physik, Technologie, Baukunst, Kosmologie, vertiefte sich aber besonders in die Gebiete der Mineralogie, der Chemie, des Berg- und Hüttenwesens. In allen diesen Zweigen, in denen er sich auch schriftstellerisch thätig zeigte, klebt ihm etwas Mystisches und Alchemistisches an. Vorherrschend beziehen sich seine Publikationen auf montanistische und metallurgische Gegenstände und sind, obwohl meist weitschweifig und großsprecherisch abgefaßt, nicht ohne Werth. Mehrere derselben sind sogar für seine Zeit von hervorragender Bedeutung und auch in mehreren Auflagen erschienen" (ADB). - "All his life had been devoted to the investigation of nature, and in some 36 books and papers he had recorded his views in the mathematical, mining, and occult sciences. On account of his reputed knowledge of chemistry, he became a member of the Rosicrucian Society. He was, however, attacked by Kopp, who calls his work a `coagulum of nonsense` and considers that he has given proof that the science of the later Rosicrusians was `pseudo-science of the most contemptible kind.` He believed strongly in alchemy." (Schuh). - Etwas berieben und bestoßen. Nur vereinzelt leichte Braunflecken. Schönes und sauberes Exemplar dieser seltenen alchimistischen Schrift.

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        Reales exequias, que por el fallecimiento del señor don Carlos III, rey de España y de las Indias, mando celebrar en la ciudad de Lima

      Lima: En la Imprenta Real de los Niños Expósitos, 1789. Folio. [2] ff., 169, [1 (blank)] pp., [1] f., 50 pp., fold. plt. Fr. Rico, an Oratorian, describes the memorial services in Lima on the occasion of the death of King Carlos III, as well as the commemorative art work and its Latin-language epigraphs. Fray Bernardon Rueda's "Oracion funebre que en las solemnes exequias del Rey nuestro señor don Carlos III" has a sectional title-page and its own pagination; the folding plate is of the funeral monument erected in the king's memory. Rare: WorldCat locates only two copies in the U.S. An important source on the social and artistic life of Lima in the decade following the Tupac Amaru rebellion. John Carter Brown Library, Catalogue, 1493-1800, III,324; Medina, Lima, 1697; Sabin 73902; Vargas Ugarte, Impresos peruanos, 2546. Contemporary limp vellum with late, neatly inked title on spine. Some foxing. Plate lacking lower half and small portion of upper one; a handsome skeleton (memento mori) archer is the focus of what remains. Bookplate sometime removed; rubber-stamps on several pages, including title, reading (yes, in English), "Bought of F. Perez Velasco October 1912.

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

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

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        A Survey of the Roads of the United States of America

      [New York]: 1789. 2 volumes, 4to. Engraved title page plus eighty-three single-page maps, engraved on copper by C. Tiebout, numbered 1-33 and 40- 86, plus the 45, 46, and 47 bis plates, as issued. Bound in contemporary brown (first volume) and blue-grey (second volume) wrappers, string-tied. Both volumes laid into contemporary paper-covered boards portfolio, with string ties. Original broadside prospectus for the work affixed to interior of portfolio, modern morocco box. First edition of a major American cartographic and technological rarity: the earliest American road guide. A superb copy in fine, original condition. As an accurate guide for helping people and goods travel around the new United States, Colles' work was of invaluable assistance to commerce and personal mobility. The first parts were published in the year George Washington was sworn in as the nation's first President. Colles' guide was an important step toward national integration, and was emblematic of so many of his projects, in which he sought to improve transportation and communication through systems of roads and canals. In his introduction to a modern edition of the work, Walter Ristow calls Colles' survey "one of the most detailed and comprehensive historical records of the United States at the time of its Constitutional establishment." Colles map-sheets are in the form of "strip maps," arranged side-by-side, two or three to a plate. The maps are divided into ten series depicting the roads connecting the major cities from Connecticut to Virginia: New York to Stratford, New York to Poughkeepsie, Stratford to Poughkeepsie, Poughkeepsie to Albany, Albany to Newborough, New York to Philadelphia (via Trenton), New York to Philadelphia (via Allen town and Mount Holly), Philadelphia to Annapolis, Annapolis to York, and Williamsburgh to Hooe's Ferry. The total distance covered by the maps is some 1000 miles. Each map shows twelve miles of road drawn to the same scale (one inch equalling four-sevenths of a mile) and is keyed to show the locations of Episcopal and Presbyterian churches, town houses, mills, taverns, blacksmith shops, bridges, and jails and also gives the names of inhabitants of houses near the road. The maps are numbered from one to eighty-six, with three additional maps numbered 45*, 46*, and 47; the maps numbered 34 to 39 are not found in any copies, and undoubtedly, were never issued. The expected advantages of Colles's Survey are discussed in the broadside Proposals for the work, which is affixed to the interior of the portfolio of this copy: "A traveller will here find so plain and circumstantial a description of the road, that whilst he has the draft with him it will be impossible for him to miss his way: he will have the satisfaction of knowing the names of many of the persons who reside on the road; if his horse should want a shoe, or his carriage be broke, he will by the bare inspection of the draft be able to determine whether he must go backward or forward to a blacksmith's shop....It is expected many other entertaining and useful purposes will be discovered when these surveys come into general use." Colles was able to create these very accurate maps by using a perambulator of his own invention, which measured mileage by adding up the revolutions of a wheel trailed behind a carriage. The maps for New York and Connecticut almost certainly drew on Colles own surveys. For the maps in Virginia Colles drew on manuscript maps that George Washington's engineers had made during the Yorktown campaign. Colles' Maryland and New Jersey maps were derived from the manuscript maps of Robert Erskine and Simeon DeWitt, whose work was also commissioned by Washington in 1781. Burdened by a lack of capital, Colles relied on subscriptions to keep his road guide in production, and also appealed unsuccessfully to the New York legislature for funds. Despite the support of the Post Office department, the United States Congress also denied him funds. Colles produced his maps between 1789 and 1792, a total of eighty-three in all. Cornelius Tiebout, one of the first American-born engravers, is identified on the titlepage as the engraver of the work, but it seems evident, due to variations in style and symbolism, that more than one engraver was employed. In the end, the project was a financial failure. Born in Ireland, Christopher Colles (1739-1816) worked as an engineer, aiding in the construction canals. He arrived in Philadelphia in 1771, and advertised his services as a machine designer, surveyor, architect, and mathematics tutor, and worked at developing a steam engine. In 1774 he proposed a plan to replace New York City's wells and springs with a water system of reservoirs and pipes. Sympathetic to the American cause, Colles fled New York City when the British occupied it. During the Revolution he travelled around New York state, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut, likely making personal surveys of the roads he travelled. Colles may have also instructed a few Continental Army artillery officers in mathematics. In the early 1780s Colles unsuccessfully proposed a plan to George Washington for improving the navigability of the Ohio River, and he is credited with first proposing a system of canals connecting the Hudson River with Lake Erie, which saw its fruition in the construction of the Erie Canal. This copy of Colles Survey has the original broadside prospectus for the work affixed to the interior of the portfolio. The Library of Congress copy as well as the Streeter, Church, and Brinley copies also contain the prospectus. The text of the broadside in this copy is in the second state, identifying Colles as "of New-York" and containing an additional paragraph of text (as in the Library of Congress copy). Ristow, in his census of Colles' Survey located only fourteen complete copies, and another nine copies lacking from one to sixty-six plates. NAIP also locates apparently complete copies at Harvard and Rutgers. There is also an incomplete copy in the David Rumsey collection. The present copy is complete, as issued, with the full complement of eighty-three maps. "One of the most valuable historical records of the United States for the Revolutionary War years and those immediately following. It is not only the earliest American road book, but ranks also as one of the first private map publishing ventures" (Ristow). This copy in remarkable original condition seems to have been originally owned by Edmund Morewood (1770-1861), a well known New York merchant who later settled in Stamford Connecticut. Barrett, in volume 5 of Old Merchants of New York, writes of Morewood: "He was famous in field sports -- shooting, fishing, &c. and was a most remarkable pedestrian. Even in his old age, he might be seen in his black spencer pacing off his fifteen or twenty miles." An important collection of American maps, the first guide to American roads, and a great cartographic rarity. Evans 21741; NAIP w022401; Sabin14411 (mentioning only 74 plates); Howes C584, "c"; Church 1236; Streeter Sale 3963 (to Sessler, for $3500 in 1969); Brinley Sale 4818; Rink 5376; Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, pp.158-162; Schwartz & Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America, pp.209-210 and plate 130; Phillips, A List of Maps of America, pp.867-868; America Emergent 81; Virginia in Maps, pp.61 & 116-177; Papenfuse & Coale, pp.45 & 65; Snyder, Mapping of New Jersey, pp.78-83; Deborah Epstein Popper, "Poor Christopher Colles: An Innovator's Obstacles in Early America," in Jounal of American Culture (28:2, June, 2005), pp.178-190; Walter Ristow (ed.), A Survey of the Roads of the United States of America (Cambridge, Ma. 1961).

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        La Henriade, poème, suivi de quelques autres poèmes

      [Kehl]: De l'Imprimerie de la Société Littéraire-Typographique., 1789. Quarto. 311 x 245mm. 624pp. Two portraits and ten dramatic engraved plates after Moreau la Jeune. Early Nineteenth century (perhaps earlier) full green morocco, spine with red onlaid "bands" decorated in gilt forming six compartments, one lettered in gilt, the remaining with a central lozenge surrounded by sprays; covers ruled with gilt rolls, a.e.g. Some very skillful repair to spine, extremities rubbed, occasional spotting; a very good or better copy. This handsome edition was a specimen volume for the proposed complete works of Voltaire to be published by Beaumarchais. La Henriade is an epic poem written in 1723. According to Voltaire himself, the poem concerns and was written in honour of the life of Henry IV of France, and is a celebration of his life. The ostensible subject is the siege of Paris in 1589 by Henry III in consort with Henry of Navarre, soon to be Henry IV, but its themes are the twin evils of religious fanaticism and civil discord. It also concerns the political state of France.

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        American Museum: Or Repository Of Ancient And Modern Fugitive Pieces

      Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1789. volume 6 . Full Calf. Good. 8vo. Volume 6 covering from July through December 1789. Professionally rebacked. Lightly browned throughout as is usual for 18th century American paper but very tight and easily readable.Mathew Carey' dedicated this volume to George Washington. Probably the most important American publication of its time.

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        Pres. Washington Orders Sec. of State Jefferson to Implement one the Most important Policies in US Diplomatic History

      In the first major foreign policy crisis for the United States, Washington walks a fine line between France & and England, demonstrating his policy of avoiding foreign entanglements & President Washington was inaugurated in April 1789 and his first concerns were domestic. & Through his first term, with the exception of lingering problems with Britain left over from the & American Revolution, foreign policy issues were not a significant concern for him. & That changed in April 1793 when word reached the United States that war had broken out be- & tween revolutionary France and Great Britain and its allies. Washington and his Cabinet mem- & bers agreed that the nation was too young and its military too small to risk any sort of engage- & ment with either France or Britain. On April 22, 1793, Washington issued a Proclamation of & Neutrality that barred American ships from supplying war matériel to either side. This was & Washington's first major foreign policy decision and his first important foreign policy paper. & But if the Americans had any thought that a declaration of neutrality would end the matter as & far as the United States was concerned, they soon found they were very much mistaken. & The threat to American neutrality & Citizen Genet was dispatched by the French government to the United States to promote Ameri- & can support for France in the war. He arrived in Charleston, South Carolina on April 8, weeks & before the neutrality proclamation. Instead of traveling to the then-capital of Philadelphia to & present himself to President Washington for accreditation, Genet stayed in South Carolina & where his goals were to recruit and arm American privateers which would join French expedi- & tions against the British. He commissioned four privateering ships in total: the Republicaine, the & Anti-George, the Sans-Culotte, and the Citizen Genet. His actions endangered American neutrality & and when Genet actually met with Washington, he asked for what amounted to a suspension of & that neutrality (but was refused). Meanwhile, Genet's privateers were capturing British ships & and rearming them as privateers. & The British minister to the U.S., George Hammond, complained to Secretary of State Jefferson & about this on May 8, 1793, saying that these privateers, illegally fitted out at Charleston, had & gone to sea and made prizes of several British vessels which they had brought back into Ameri- & can ports. Hammond announced that he doubted not "that the executive government of the & United States will pursue such measures as to its wisdom may appear the best calculated...for & restoring to their rightful owners any captures" so made. & the privateers and doing nothing more. Jefferson said, "The President confirmed the last opinion & & it seemed to be his own." Thus the U.S. would not go to extremes to stop the privateering, but & might opt to compensate the British instead. & This decision was officially announced to the British and French foreign ministers in letters & dated the same day in June. In the one to Great Britain, Jefferson wrote that British citizens & could have their grievances heard in the U.S. Admiralty Courts, and he hoped Hammond would & see "in these proceedings of the President, unequivocal proof of the line of strict right which & he means to pursue. The measures now mentioned are taken in justice to the one party; the & ulterior measure of seizing and restoring the prizes, is declined, in justice to the others." Ham- & mond was not unhappy overall with the attention the Washington administration was giving to & a number of issues related to Britain's war with France, and rather than object to this decision & about prizes, he expressed "satisfaction with its [the U.S. government's] general disposition..." & Washington had again found the wisest course to be that which lay between the positions of & Jefferson and Hamilton. & Hammond's conclusion that it was inadvisable to try to obtain a reversal of the decision not to & restore these prizes marked the end of the controversy so far as prizes already captured were & concerned. But unfortunately these were not the most important aspect of the situation, as fu- & ture prizes could dwarf the existing ones in number. Genet did not send the proscribed priva- & teers away as requested and they remained in or cruising out of American ports; they brought & more prizes into these ports and would bring others. This marks the beginning of the second and & most crucial stage in the controversy. Everyone in the U.S. government, including Jefferson, ac- & knowledged that the U.S. ought to prevent American ports being used for belligerent purposes. & But the question was what to do if they were nonetheless. & A long term threat to neutrality and national security & The President again raised the question of the prizes on August 2. Jefferson wrote, "He desired & we would meet at my office the next day to consider what should be done with the vessels & armed in our ports by Mr. Genet & their prizes." Hamilton acknowledged, at a cabinet meeting & on August 3, that he had lost patience with the French minister and his privateers. He proposed & to suppress the privateers by military coercion and to deliver their prizes to their original own- & ers. There is not much doubt that the conduct of Genet and the captains of these vessels would & have justified such action by the United States, but was it the wisest course? Jefferson thought & not. He proposed to "require from Mr. Genet a delivery of the prizes to their owners, otherwise & that, in consequence of the assurance we had given the British Minister, we should be bound to & pay for them & must take credit for it with France." He would also inform the French Minister & that we would allow no further asylum in our ports to the proscribed privateers. Jefferson be- & lieved that it would be cheaper to pay Britain for the prizes brought into American ports against & U.S. policy than to risk a war with France, by seizing her armed vessels. Either course would & equally well fulfill the neutral duties assumed by the United States. All that Great Britain could & claim was restitution or compensation. Jefferson's plan was agreed to, with the additional provi- & sion that the governors of the states were to be notified that the proscribed privateers were not & to be permitted to stay in our ports. This last provision was an attempt to remove the cause and & prevent the need of frequent new decisions. & Jefferson prepared letters to the two ministers, and these he submitted to the President. They & were accepted by him and sent each containing the phrase "The President considers it as in- & cumbent upon the United States" to make compensation for the vessels if the prizes were not & restored". Washington insisted that "the expression be so guarded as to convey nothing more & than an opinion of the executive" and Jefferson succeeded in so guarding it. The decision that & the U.S. should furnish compensation for these prizes that had been taken by the proscribed & privateers brought into American ports, and which could not be restored to Great Britain, was & acceptable to Hammond, but he was not satisfied with all the details. The letter to Hammond on & August 7 had restated the complaint, named the individual prizes to which the complaint ap- & plied and concluded with a statement that if measures for restitution should fail, the President & considered it as incumbent on the United States to make compensation "for the vessels." On & August 30, Hammond officially requested an interpretation of these words specifically to de- & termine whether the letter applied just to named prizes or also those that might be taken in the & future by proscribed privateers. This was a very pertinent question in view of the failure of the & privateers to leave the ports of the United States after a similar decision of the cabinet in June. & An opportunity to set a general rule for neutrality & Jefferson immediately saw that Hammond wished to establish a general rule that either restitu- & tion or compensation would be made. He drafted a letter to Hammond dated September 5 to & establish the grounds on which he thought a general rule should be formed. This letter furnishes & a good summary of the administration's policy on this key point, and it is included in Yale & University's list of important documents of American diplomatic history, precisely because of & the efforts of the Washington administration to create a safe position for the United States and & to walk a fine and neutral line. The United States, wrote Jefferson, was bound by treaties with & certain belligerents to protect and defend, or restore "by all means in their power," the vessels & of these nations which might be in the waters or ports of the United States. If all the means in & its power were used and failed in their effect, this country was not bound by the treaties to & make compensation to those nations. The United States did not have a similar treaty with Great & Britain but the President decided that, to avoid any suspicion of unneutral conduct, the United & States should apply the same rule toward that country as applied to the others. Further, the & President thought it incumbent upon the United States to make compensation for already-taken & vessels. As to prizes made under the same circumstances and brought in after the date of Jeffer- & son's former letter (August 7), the President determined that all the means in the power of the & country should be used for their restitution. If these failed, since compensation would not have & been due to the three other powers in an analogous case, it was his opinion that it ought not to & be granted specially to Great Britain, (lest with no treaty with the U.S., Britain find itself more & favored than nations with such a treaty). This language could be considered tantamount to a & rejection of Hammond's compensation requests, and the administration decided it did not want & to go that far. So a sentence was added to the effect that the President was willing to formulate & a general rule to the extent of expressing his opinion that compensation would be appropriate & if any future cases should arise similar to those before August 7: "But still if any Cases shall & arise subsequent to that date, the circumstances of which shall place them on similar ground & with those before it, the President would think Compensation equally incumbent on the United & States." In other words, indemnity should be given if the United States again decided not to use & all the means in its power to expel the offending privateers or to prevent new armaments. & In accordance with Washington's Cabinet style of governing, Secretary of State Jefferson sub- & mitted this draft letter to the President for his review, which was all the more important see- & ing as how the President himself was making representations to a foreign power. Washington & approved it two days later in this letter. Autograph Letter Signed as President, Philadelphia, & September 7, 1793, to Thomas Jefferson. "Sir: I have received your letter of yesterday's date, and ap- & proving the measures suggested therein, desire you will make arrangements for carrying them into effect & with as little loss of time as may be." This letter is included in Fitzgerald's The Writings of George & Washington, volume 33, page 84, with Fitzgerald noting that the text and recipient are contained & in the "letter book" in the Washington Papers. & Per these very instructions, Jefferson then sent his important letter to Hammond, setting forth & American neutrality policy and that letter, approved by Washington here, was considered so & important that Article 9 of the Jay Treaty of 1795 incorporated the entire letter within the treaty & itself. & This is the first letter of George Washington to Thomas Jefferson we have carried. A search of & auction records for the past 32 years (1975-2007) reveals no Washington-to-Jefferson letters as & President/Secretary of State having reached the market. It showed just one letter of Washington & to Jefferson of any kind sold over the past two decades: a cover letter of Washington from 1787 & sending Jefferson a copy of the new Constitution, which sold for $230,000.

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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

      London: Published by Geo. Goulding 1789, 2nd Edition (stated on titlepage). () xxix,[2],360,47pp. Fine, no dust jacket. Quarto. Five folding maps (including frontispiece) and seventeen plates (3 folding). Bound in ontemporary style full speckled calf with heavily gilt spine. Gilt decoration on the boards. A very clean crisp copy. Hill p.23. Account of an expedition sent out to establish the trade in furs in North America. Dixon, who had sailed under Cook on his third voyage, continued Cook's work along the northwest coast of America, discovering Queen Charlotte Island, Port Mulgrave, Norfolk Bay, and Dixon entrance and Archipelago while continuing down the coast and trading with the indians. Dixon also visited Hawaii three times during the course of the voyage and made a valuable contribution in the maps. "The volume was largely written by William Beresford and dedicated to Sir Joseph Banks. The accounts of this expedition relate largely to the geography, ethnology,and natural history of the American coast from Nootka Sound northward." - Hill..

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        Versuch über die Transscendentalphilosophie mit einem Anhang über die symbolische Erkenntniß und Anmerkungen von Salomon Maimon, aus Litthauen in Polen

      Kl.-Oktav. Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit Rückengoldprägung und Titelrückenschild. 7 Bll., 444 S., 1 Bl., vorderer Spiegel mit zeitgenössischen, teils gestrichenen Besitzeinträgen in Tinte. Einband etwas berieben - Bezüge stärker - und leicht bestossen, Vorsätze, Titel und letztes Blatt leimschattig. Insgesamt aber wohlerhalten und dekorativ gebunden. Erste Ausgabe. Vorzugsausgabe auf besserem, bläulichen Papier gedruckt. - Bedeutende Kritik zur Kant'schen Philosophie und die einzige Zuschrift, die von Kant selbst anerkannt wurde. In einem Brief an Herz (1789) schreibt Kant „dass nicht allein niemand von meinen Gegnern mich und die Hauptfrage so wohl verstanden, sondern nur wenige zu dergleichen tiefen Untersuchungen soviel Scharfsinn besitzen möchten, als Hr. Maymon.“ - Zum wechselvollen, ja geradezu abenteuerlichen Leben Maimons, der sich nach dem jüdischen Philosophen Maimonides (12. Jhd.) benannte vgl. NDB 15, 709ff. & ADB 20, 107.

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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.

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        The French Revolution: A Collection of Seven Pamphlets. 1:Mr. Neckar’s Report to His Most Christian Majesty in Council; 2:Sur la forme d’opiner aux États Genéraux; 3:Letter from Mr Burke to a Member of the National Assembly; 4:La Vie et le Martyre de Louis XVI; 5:Deuxième Question; 6:Thoughts upon our Present Situation; 7:A General View of the Actual Force and Resources of France, in January, M.DCC.XCIII

      London; ## 2 & 5 not stated:: the publishers being respectively: Debrett; unknown; Dodsley; Coghlan; unknown; Stockdale; Stockdale: and the dates, 1789, 1789, 1791, 1793, [1793?], 1793, 1793.. First editions or presumed first editions, except items 3 and 5.. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo, bound together in worn calf gilt. With the armorial bookplate of Isaac Hawkins-Browne (1745-1818), the Shropshire coalowner and MP for Bridgnorth. Pages generally very clean throughout. . & & 1: [Necker, Jacques] Mr. Neckar’s Report to His Most Christian Majesty in Council, announcing Important Changes in the French Government. Translated from the French. London: Printed for J. Debrett, opposite Burlington-House, in Piccadilly. M.DCC.LXXXIX [1789]. 47pp (including title-page), [i] publisher’s list. Slight soiling to title-page and publisher’s list. & & BOUND WITH: & 2: [La Luzerne, Cesare Guillaume de] M. l'évêque-duc de Langres: Sur la forme d’opiner aux États Généraux. [Publisher and place not stated] 1789. [ii](title-page), 119pp, with head-piece at p.1. Occasional slight foxing.& & BOUND WITH: & 3: [Burke, Edmund]: Letter from Mr Burke to a Member of the National Assembly; in answer to some objections to his book on French affairs. Paris, printed, and London re-printed for J.Dodsley, Pall-Mall. M.DCC.XCI. [1791]. [iv](half-title and title), 74pp. Half-title soiled. & & BOUND WITH: & 4: [Anon]: La Vie et le Martyre de Louis XVI, roi de France et de Navarre, immolé le 21 janvier 1793. Avec un Examen du Décret régicide. Suivi du testament de Louis XVI. par M. de Limon. Imprimé au Profit du Clergé Refugié. Londre: De l’imprimerie de J.P Coghlan... [et al.] M,DCC,XCIII [1793]. [ii](engraved title-page), 86pp, with a head-piece and two tail-pieces. Early marginal correction of a name in brown ink to p.23. & & BOUND WITH: & 5: [de Seze, Raymond:][an unidentified edition of or extract from or printing of part of: Convention Nationale. Défense de Louis XVI par MM. Malesherbes, Tronchet et Desèze: prononcée à la barre de la Convention.] No title-page. Printed in the form of a chapter, headed: Deuxième Question, and beginning: ‘Le Roi peut-il être accusé ? Pouvez-vous être ses Juges ? Citoyens,....’ and quoting Blackstone at length in the text. ‘Fin de la Seconde Question’ on last page. Pages numbered 1-36, which suggests that this edition of this part of the defense may have been printed separately. [1793?] 36pp.& & BOUND WITH: & 6: [Dallas, Sir George:] Thoughts upon our Present Situation, with Remarks upon the Policy of a War with France. Second Edition, with a postcript [sic]. London; Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly, 1793. 70pp (including title-page). & & BOUND WITH: & 7: Playfair, William: A General View of the Actual Force and Resources of France, in January, M.DCC.XCIII. To which is added, a Table, shewing the depreciation of Assignats, arising from their increase in quantity. Second Edition. London; Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly, 1793. 54pp (including title-page).&

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        Recueil des plans de batailles, sièges et combats, arrivés dans les expéditions mémorables da la guerre de sept ans, pour servir a l'intelligence des oeuvres de Frederic II, roi de Prusse. A Amsterdam, Et se trouve a Strasbourg, chez J. G. Treuttel, Libraire. 1789

      Straßburg, Treuttel 1789. 42 cm. (4) Seiten mit Titelvignette, 19 teilkolorierten Tafeln (davon 18 doppelblattgroß und ausfaltbar) in Kupferstich von Jakob van der Schley nach L. W. F. von Oebschelwitz, Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit - Thieme / Becker 30, 108 (Schley) - Die Tafeln mit Stadtplänen, Schlachtplänen und Festungsgrundrissen von 1756 bis 1759. In den Schlachtplänen und Belagerungsplänen sind die Truppenstellungen durch Kolorit hervorgehoben. Jeder Plan mit umfangreicher Legende unterhalb der Darstellung. Enthält: 1: Lowositz. 35 x 63 cm; 2: Pirna. 25 x 33 cm; 3: Reichenberg. 25 x 33 cm; 4: Prag, Schlacht 6. Mai 1757. 31 x 46 cm; 5: Prag, Belagerung 19. Juni 1757. 34 x 44 cm; 6: Kolin. 31 x 47 cm; 7: Jägerndorf. 28 x 43 cm; 8: Roßbach. 33 x 42 cm; 9: Schweidnitz. 32 x 34 cm; 10: Breslau. 35 x 39 cm; 11: Leuthen. 33 x 44 cm; 12: Krefeld. Schlacht an der Hückelsmay. 27 x 40 cm; 13: Minden (Todtenhausen) 46 x 56 cm; 14: Hastenbeck. 33 x 51 cm; 15: Bergen. 28 x 24 cm; 16: Stralsund. Plan. 31 x 37 cm; 17: Erfurt. Plan. 30 x 37 cm; 18: Dresden. Plan. 39 x 49 cm; 19: Liste Générale des Troupes de Sa Majesté le Roi de Prusse. 40 x 46 cm. Durch Kolorit sind die Uniform-Farben der einzelnen Regimenter dargestellt. Rücken erneuert; Vorsätze und Tafeln im unteren Rand außerhalb der Darstellung Feuchtigkeitsspuren; Tafel 13 und 14 unten außerhalb der Darstellung ca. 3 cm angesetzt - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        RECUEIL DES PLANS DE BATAILLES, SIEGES ET COMBATS, ARRIVES DANS LES EXPEDITIONS MEMORABLES DA LA GUERRE DE SEPT ANS, POUR SERVIR A L'INTELLIGENCE DES OEUVRES POSTHUMES DE FREDERIC II, ROI DE PRUSSE. [Lbc]

      Amsterdam: J. G. Treuttel. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1789. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Military; Maps, Military; French Revolution; 18th Century; Patial color and b/w; Folio 13" - 23" tal; Recueil des plans de batailles, sieges et combats, arrives dans les expeditions memorables da la guerre de sept ans, pour servir a l'intelligence des oeuvres Posthumes de Frederic II, roi de Prusse. Contemporary boards worn. Binding sound. 17 x 13.5". Engraved, partly hand-colored table + 17 (18 of 19 total) engraved partly hand-colored battle maps [1756-1759]- primarily large double-page & folding. Occasionally slightly toned but generally clean of markings and tears. On good quality paper. Ex-library - blind stamp on title page. .

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        The civil and natural history of Jamaica

      Third and preferred edition of a cornerstone work on Jamaica. 1789. London.  White and Son. In folio (362 mm x 232 mm). 1 ff. + viii + 503 + 24 ff. + 49 plates & 1 folding map. Contemporary or slightly later half brown calf, boards tooled in blind, spine flat, elegantly tooled and lettered in gilt, gently rubbed, else fine. A good copy, folding map slightly creased, foxing and browning as expected but generally a fine copy with wide margins. Third and considered the best edition ?first 1756; an exceedingly important and comprehensive work on Jamaica. Browne (c1720 ? 1790) was an Irish physician ?correspondent of Linnaeus- and traveller, after spending a few years in the West Indies, he decided to go back and settle in Jamaica in 1746. A lavish production, in a handsome folio and embellished with 49 plates of the island´s flora & fauna by George Ehret, and a large folding map of Jamaica by Thomas Kitchin. The plates are of remarkable significance, as Browne was the first English speaking writer to use Linnaeus´ system of classifying plants in print; these plates are different from those used in the first edition, since they perished in a fire shortly after the publication. Sabin, 8671.

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        The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the Country of Southampton

      London: Printed by T. Bensley for B. White and Son, 1789. First edition. 4to (269 x 205 mm). Two engraved titles and seven engraved plates, two folding, errata leaf present. v, 468, [6, index], [1, errata] pp. With page 292 misnumbered 262 and pp. 441-442 omitted from the pagination. Later half calf, marbled boards, uncut, a few early annotations in ink, signed "LS", some spotting, fly-title to Natural History bound after Advertisement, some offsetting to text from plates, rebacked preserving original spine (some rubbing, front joint cracked), in quarter morocco folding case. Martin 90; Rothschild 2550; Grolier English 62. Provenance: Sir Benjamin Chapman (bookplate); morocco ex-libris of Frank Hogan . A classic of English literature and a cornerstone of popular natural history. White is admired by modern ornithologists as one of the first observers to record detailed notes of birds and their habitats

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        The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay

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

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        Cérémonies et Coutumes Religieuses de tous les peuples du monde. Représentées par des figures dessinées & gravées par Bernard Picard [sic.], & autres habiles artistes ... Nouvelle edition. Enrichie de toutes les figures comprises dans l'ancienne édition en sept volumes, & dans les quatre publiés par forme de supplément. Par une Société de Gens de Lettres

      Edited by Poncelin de La Roche-Tilhac: Amsterdam, 'et se trouve à Paris': chez Laporte, 1789-1783-1789-1789. 4 volumes, folio. (15 3/8 x 10 inches). Half-titles. 4 engraved headpieces, 264 engraved plates (6 double-page, 35 folding) by and after Picart and others. Duplicate final text leaf in vol.II. Contemporary French blue half morocco over paper-covered boards, the spines in six compartments with wide semi-raised bands, the bands decorated with a gilt decorative roll and flanked by gilt fillets, the second and fourth compartments lettered in gilt, the others with repeat decoration built up from small tools, marbled endpapers. A fine copy of this fascinating survey of the religious ceremonies of the world. A beautifully illustrated work with images that were adapted by Picart and others from various sources, including (in volumes I and II) about 30 plates taken from the famous illustrations in de Bry's description of life in the Americas. Volume II also includes an important series of 15 plates offering a contemporary picture of the life and ceremonies of Jews in Europe. This work is based on Picart's Ceremonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde published in Amsterdam between 1723 and 1743 and, according to the title, includes all the plates that appear in the earlier work. The text for this edition appears to have been so extensively rewritten and improved by Poncelin that it almost amounts to a new and separate work. cf. Brunet I, 1743; cf. Sabin 4932.

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        THE POWER OF SYMPATHY: OR, THE TRIUMPH OF NATURE. FOUNDED IN TRUTH. IN TWO VOLUMES

      Boston: Isaiah Thomas and Company, 1789.. vi,[7]-138,[blank leaf];158pp[blank leaf]. 12mo. Two volumes bound in one. Contemporary sheep, neatly rebacked in matching calf, gilt label. Inserted engraved frontis by Samuel Hill (unsigned in this copy). Characteristic offsetting from frontis to title, some occasional foxing and spotting, several relevant clippings affixed to rear binder's endsheet and pastedown; withal, a very good copy. First edition of the prose work generally accorded status as the first American "novel," its few potential predecessors being more properly categorized as political or religious allegories. This epistolary romance was long ascribed to Sarah Wentworth Apthorp Morton due to parallels of incident with events in her life, but the attribution to Brown is now canonical. The novel's intended purpose, "to expose the dangerous consequences of seduction," is accomplished, though with a high moral tone, via a narrative of infidelity, suicide and a near miss at an incestuous marriage. The plot's parallels with a reported liaison between Sarah Morton's husband, Perez, and her sister, Frances Apthorp, lead to the earlier misattribution, and a hostile reception by the clergy and the press, leading to anecdotal tales of destruction of copies shortly after publication. In most copies, including all those examined by BAL, the frontispiece is signed by Hill in the plate below the lower frame; this copy does not bear the cutline, and though BAL records that such copies have been reported, implies those reports may be erroneous. However, it was also not present in the Bennett-Martin copy, and precedence (if any) does not seem to have been established. This copy has a number of early 20th century clippings about the book, its rarity, and the question of authorship affixed to the rear binder's endsheets. EVANS 21979 BAL 1518. WRIGHT I:432. WEGELIN (FICTION), p.26.

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        A PICTURE OF ENGLAND: Containing a description of the laws, customs, and manners of England. Interspersed with curious and interesting Anecdotes

      London, Edward Jeffery, 1789.. 2 volumes in 1, complete set, 1789, each with title page, translated from the French, 12mo, 180 x 105 mm, 7 x 4 inches, pages (4), iv, 210; (2), iv, 223, attractively bound in contemporary full tree calf, narrow gilt Greek key border to covers, gilt decoration between gilt bands to spine, gilt lettered red morocco labels, edges yellow, marbled endpapers. Head and tail of spine and corners slightly rubbed, tiny blemish to surface of leather just above upper label, small label of Easton Neston private library and armorial bookplate of Sir Thomas Hesketh former owner of Easton Neston on front pastedown, very small piece torn from top corners of 2 pages, small closed tear to 1 lower margin, 2 pages before final page slightly creased in the fore-edge margin, fore-edge margin trimmed on final page, otherwise a very good clean, tight copy. Johann Wilhelm von Archenholz (1743-1812), a German historian, was first an officer, serving in the later campaigns of the Seven Years War, sustaining wounds and retiring in 1763 as a captain. After travelling extensively in Europe, Archenholz settled in 1780 in Magdeburg where he set up as a publicist, founding the periodical Litteratur- und Völkerkunde, which ran from 1782 to 1791. The work offered here is the first English edition. It was originally written in German (1785) but is here translated from a French version. The author covers a very wide range of topics including law, police and punishments, politics, finance, industry, commerce, arts and sciences, the press, religion, national character, food, hospitals, theatre and entertainments, London, coffee houses, British Museum, giving an all round portrait of 18th century life in England. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Dunoly Castle

      London: Published by J. Grives, 103 Strand, 30 March, 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 3/4 x 17 1/8 inches. 16 1/2 x 20 1/4 inches. A wonderful view of Dunoly Castle, Scotland. in the grand tradition of the picturesque English landscape. Dunollie Castle is north of Oban on the western coast of Scotland. It is a castle, now ruin, that was built in the 14th century. 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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        EL TIO GIL MAMELUCO. Por D.F.V. y C.P.

      1789 - En Madrid, en la Oficina de Aznar, Carrera de San Gerónimo. Año 1789.XVIII + 371 p. + 1 h.12º, pasta espa., rueda dorada en planos, super libris gofrados de Ángel Uriarte, lomo liso, cuajado, tejuelo, firmada ARIAS, en hoja de respeto.Ref:Catálogo de la Colección Cervantina, Givanel, tomo II.416 :"Esta obra pertenece al género de las imitaciones quijotescas" Ref: Palau VII- 35 Cervantina, Falso Quijote, Avellaneda

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        Examen du gouvernement d'Angleterre comparé aux constitutions des Etats-Unis. Où l'on réfute quelques assertions contenues dans l'ouvrage de M. Adams, intitulé : Apologie des Constitutions des Etats-Unis d'Amérique, & dans celui de M. Delolme, intitulé : De la Constitution d'Angleterre. Par un cultivateur de New-Jersey. Ouvrage traduit de l'anglais et accompagné de notes.

      chez Froullé, A Londres, et se trouve à Paris 1789 In-8 de VIII-291 pp., demi-veau brun de l'époque, dos lisse orné,coiffe supérieure émousée, une petite fente à la charnière sinon très bel exemplaire. Première édition française donnée par Fabre avec des notes de Dupont de Nemours et Gallois. « Avec le concours de quelques-uns de ses amis, peut-être de Condorcet, Du Pont entreprit de réfuter le livre de Delolme et publia dans ce but, la traduction de l'un des écrits qui, aux États-Unis, avaient porté le coup le plus rude à l'aristocratie, une brochure de Livingston, à la traduction de laquelle il ajouta des notes plus étendues que l'ouvrage et toutes animées du même esprit quoique dues à des plumes différentes. C'est parmi les nombreux écrits politiques qui parurent alors, un de ceux qui donne l'idée la plus nette des vues de la majorité du parti populaire à la veille de la Révolution » (Schelle, Du Pont de Nemours et l'École physiocratique). Sabin, 41646 Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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