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      Oxford: V. Herissant, Imprimeur du ROI, & des Batimens de Sa Majeste, 1789. Some mild old wear with cracks to the inner paper hinge area, edge gilt worn, yet still a sound and lovely specimen of this genre and binding. First edition Miniature book (4 1/8" x 2 1/4"). Unpaged. Bound in full contemporary scarlet morocco with pattern endpapers, a.e.g., the covers lavishly gilt featuring a central vignette of a robed woman by an amphora on a pedestal framed by multiple fillets and floral tooled borders Welsh 1594

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        The interesting and affecting History of Prince Lee Boo

      London,: E. Newbery, 1789.. Duodecimo, engraved portrait frontispiece, with six pages of advertisements; early marbled boards, neatly rebacked in red morocco, gilt. First edition of this remarkably popular chapbook. The publisher Newbery issued several editions, and this is the first listed by Roscoe, the bibliographer of the press, dated 1789 on the title-page and with a portrait-frontispiece.'After reading An account of the Pelew Islands by George Keate, published in 1788, the compiler felt impelled to write for young people the story of the native prince who was brought to England after the wreck of the Antelope in 1783, and who died there from the smallpox in 1784' (Osborne). The tale enjoyed immense popularity and continued to be reprinted until well into the nineteenth century.Hill, 813 (an 1844 edition only); Osborne, I, p. 166; Roscoe, J170/2.

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        Œuvres posthumes de Frédéric II. Roi de Prusse Memoires sur le Régne de Frédéric II. Roi de Prusse, Écrits par Lui-Même.

      1789. Full leather binding, Top of spines frayed. hinges weak, Some foxing, Name on flyleaf. Histoire de mon Temps, pp. xvi, 380.Historie de la Guerre de 7ans.Premiere Partie. pp. 348.Historie de la Guerre de 7ans. Seconde Partie. pp. 376.Correspondance de Frédéric II. Roi de Prusse, avec : de Voltaire. pp. 463 - pp. 404. et M. Darget. pp. 370.Correspondance de Frédéric II. Roi de Prusse, avec M. D'Alembert. pp. 320. - pp. 344.Correspondance de Frédéric II. Roi de Prusse, avec M. D'Argens. pp. 466.Correspondance de Frédéric II. Roi de Prusse, avec M. Jordan &c. pp. 423.Melanges en vers et en prose de Frédéric II. Roi de Prusse. pp. 384 - pp. 364.Correspondance du Roi de Prusse et du Baron de la Motte Fouqué, Général D'Infanterie Prussienne. pp. 299.

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      London: Printed for T. Cadell in the Strand, 1789/1789/1793.. [2],51,[1]; [2],72,17,[1]; [4],179pp. Quarto. Contemporary marbled paper boards with new calf backstrip and corners, gilt leather label. A few leaves with light foxing, else quite clean internally. Very good. In this copy the third title in our description is bound first, with the next two following it. This is the complete complement of works arising out of the long-standing dispute between England and Spain over the English colonization of the Mosquito Coast in Central America. Latin America had historically been controlled by Spain (for the most part), though the English established a presence in Central America in the 17th century, represented mostly by buccaneers or logwood cutters. By the mid-18th century the region had several hundred British settlers, and their right to live in the area was seemingly affirmed by Spain in the 1763 Treaty of Paris, which ended the Seven Years' War. However, in 1779, Spain entered the American Revolutionary War as an ally of France, which had just made a treaty of alliance with the United States. This precipitated a Spanish attack on British settlements in the Mosquito Coast, in which a large amount of British property was destroyed. The Convention of London of 1786 between England and Spain called for the evacuation of British subjects from the Mosquito Coast. The arguments of the English claimants to losses that resulted from the 1779 attack and the 1786 treaty are laid out in great detail in this group of texts. Included are a historical sketch of the region and of the English presence there, a detailed chronological description of the conflict with Spain, and an account of English monetary damages and losses. Robert White was the lead counselor on behalf of the claimants. A search of OCLC reveals only three institutions that have all three of the titles listed above, the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, and the Huntington Library. Rare, and quite interesting with regard to this manifestation of the Anglo-Spanish rivalry in America. SABIN 103448, 103447, 51077. PALAU 375018, 375017.

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        Cedula de S. M. para el Establecimiento de la Real Compañia Maritima de 19 de Setiembre de 1789

      Madrid: de Orden Superior, 1789. Small folio. (11 5/8 x 8 inches). [i-ii], 1-44pp. letterpress title with large wood-cut vignette of the Spanish Royal arms, text in Spanish, signed at the end with the paraph of Antonio Valdés, minister of the Spanish Navy. 1 small format (5 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches) hand-coloured engraving of the Real Compañia Maritima flag. Bound to style in vellum, manuscript lettering to spine. The printed version of the Spanish Royal decree establishing the Real Compañía Marítima (Royal Maritime Company) This fascinating work is beautifully printed, and includes a carefully engraved and coloured image of the flag that was granted to the Real Compañía Maritima. The text includes detailed instructions for what was to prove to be a hort-lived venture. The intention was that the Compañía Maritima should spear-head a revival of the Spanish fishing and whaling industries, which had foundered by the late 18th century. The Compañía Marítima was initially well-funded with its financial backers including the Spanish King himself, but was not a success and was dissolved early in the nineteenth century.

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        Médicine domestique. Traité complet des moyens de se conserver, et de guérir les maladies, par le régime et les remedes simples. Traduit de l'anglais par J. D. Duplanil. 4ª ed.

      Froullé, Paris 1789 - 8º mayor, 5 vols. (1: 1 retrato,VIII p., 407 p.; vol. 2: XLVIII p., 516 p.; vol.3: 595 p.; vol. 4: 595 p.; vol. 5: XXXIV p., 624 p.). Pasta española de época, lomo cuajado con dorados, cortes jaspeados. Cuarta edición en francés corregida y aumentada, realizada sobre la décima inglesa de una obra de gran éxito en su tiempo, que fue muy traducida y reeditada. Está dedicada especialmente a la profilaxis, rama de la medicina que tratan de conservar la salud y precaver las enfermedades. Segunda parte con la descripción y causas de las enfermedades así como sistemas para curarlas por medio de remedios simples o hábitos olvidados, como dietas, ejercicios, vida saludable, higiene y estrictos regímenes alimenticios. Medicina doméstica. Ciencias. Domestic medicine. Sciences.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        Mémoires justificatifs de la Comtesse de Valois de la Motte, écrits par elle-même. Teil 2 unter dem Titel: Second mémoire justificatif ... Imprimés a Londres

      Paris, 1789 -1790. 20 cm. In 1 Band. (2), 202, (2 weiß); (2), 40 Seiten Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägten Deckelfileten - Hayn / Gotendorf IX, 197 (dt. Ausg.) - Lex. der Frau II, 356 (vgl.) - Weller, Druckorte II, 242 - Rechtfertigungsschrift der Gräfin Jeanne de La Motte Valois Saint-Remy (1756 - 1791). Als Hauptbeteiligte an den Betrügereien der "Halsbandgeschichte" um Marie Antoinette wurde sie zu lebenslänglichem Zuchthaus verurteilt, entkam jedoch 1787 nach England. Teil 2 am Bund Nadellöcher und leicht gebräunt. - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        Vie du Capitaine Cook

      Paris,: HÙtel de Thou, 1789.. Two volumes, octavo; a few slight stains inside and out; completely uncut and unpressed in original plain wrappers, some stains to wrappers and a few tears around spines; contained in a folding cloth bookform box. A beautiful copy in completely original condition of the first French edition of Kippis' life of Cook; with a significant introduction by the translator, Jean Castera. This is one of two versions published simultaneously: a quarto version is often found accompanying the official narrative of the voyages which appeared from the same publisher.Forbes (170) appears to record this but his description is quite different in detail. This copy corresponds with the very different collation given in the Kroepelien catalogue.Beddie, 38; Kroepelien, 652; O'Reilly-Reitman, 459.

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        Alfred's Appeal. Containing His Address to the Court of King's Bench

      1789. [Withers, Philip (d. 1790)]. Alfred's Appeal. Containing His Address to the Court of King's Bench, On the Subject of the Marriage of Mary Anne Fitzherbert, And Her Intrigue with Count Bellois. London: S.n., 1789. 88 pp. [Bound with] [Withers, Philip]. Alfred's Apology. London: Entered at Stationers-Hall, 1789. 86 pp. Half-title lacking. [And] [Withers, Philip]. Alfred's Apology, Second Part, Containing a Letter to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales; With a Summary of the Trial of the Editor of Nemesis, On the Prosecution of Mrs. Fitzherbert, For a Libel; With Remarks, By Alfred. London: Entered at Stationers-Hall, 1789. 154 pp. [And] [Withers, Philip]. History of the Royal Malady, With Variety of Entertaining Anecdotes, To Which are Added, Strictures on the Declaration of Horne Tooke, Esq. Respecting "Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales," Commonly Called Mrs. Fitzherbert. With Interesting Remarks on a Regency. By a Page of the Presence. London: Sold at No. 9, Queen-Street, n.d. 62 (of 64) pp. Final two leaves lacking. Octavo (8" x 4-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlets bound into contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, rebacked in period style, raised bands, gilt ornaments and lettering piece to spine, marbled edges. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to corners, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in places, internally clean. * Alfred's Apology: second edition; Others: first editions (one of several issues, all in the same year). In 1785 George, the Prince of Wales and the future King George IV contracted an illegal marriage in secret with Maria Anne Fitzherbert, a Catholic commoner. (It violated the Bill of Rights and the 1701 Act of Settlement). King George III compelled the prince to leave her in 1794 to marry Duchess Caroline of Brunswick, but he continued his relationship with her (with some periods of estrangement). These items are part of a pamphlet war that grew out of a libel trial that resulted from Withers's public exposure of the clandestine marriage. English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) T11257, T11276, T11256, T11274.

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

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        Méchanique Morale, ou Essai sur l'Art de Perfectionner et d'Employer ses Organes, Propres, Acquis et Conquis.

      S.n. 1789 - - S.n., A Genève [Auxerre] _1789, in 8 (13x20cm), viij (1f.) 416pp. et (2f) vj, (1f) (1fbc.) 464pp., 2 Tomes reliés en 2 vol. - Edition originale. Rare. Absent à la BN de France. Plein Veu d’époque. Dos lisse à filets. Pièces de titre et de tomaison rouges et noires. Filets d’encadrement sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Quelques frottements. Antoine de La Salle (1754-1829), philosophe et scientifique, fut certainement l’un des penseurs les plus curieux de son époque , ses idées, parfois fantasques et brouillonnes firent de lui le chef de l’école physico-morale. La part de la physiognomonie a naturellement une part importante dans cette théorie. La Mechanique est à la fois un traité classique de physiognomonie, et une façon nouvelle d’envisager les rapports entre le moral et le corps dans une perspective éducative. Outre cela, la Mechanique est également un traité de l’entendement et de la logique, on y trouve des théories sur la phonétique et la linguistique, en bref tout ce qui touche à l’homme, moral, intellectuel et physique. La salle eut une vie mouvementée, fit de nombreux voyages, visita l'Amérique et l'Asie, étudia les rapports du bouddhisme et du christianisme, écrivit une Histoire de la Chine inédite, et apprit l'arabe. Puis, ayant quitté la marine, il arpenta l'Europe, vivant en Espagne puis en Italie avant de revenir s'installer à Paris où il se consacra à la philosophie et aux sciences. viij (1f.) 416pp. et (2f) vj, (1f) (1fbc.) 464pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Portraits des grands hommes, Femmes illustres, et Sujets memorables de France, graves et imprimes en Couleurs, dedies au Roi

      Paris: Chez Blin, Imprimeur en Taille-Douce, (c. 1789-1792). Three quarto volumes. (80); (80); (32) ff. An early color-printed work containing 192 etched and aquatinted plates. Oval portraits of French dignitaries are each followed by historical or military scenes in which the person portrayed took part, captioned beneath with a history of their achievements. We see Fontenelle viewing the moon through his telescope, Joan of Arc ordering the English to quit France, and the death of Montcalm (which bears an uncanny resemblance to the Death of General Wolfe). The portrait of Louis XVI, to whom the book is dedicated, is followed by an allegory of American Independence, with portraits of Franklin, "Waginston," and the King, "in which this historical development is represented as largely the work of France's ineffectual monarch" (Gordon Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book). The caption has Rochambeau, d'Estaing, and LaFayette winning the American cause, "supported by General Washington." Sergent was helped in his work by his wife, to whom he had taught engraving. Colin Franklin, in his Catalogue of Early Colour Printing, calls Sergent's work on this book "extraordinary" and, "as colour-printing, an harmonious and excellent achievement." It is a very early example of the use of color in aquatint -- England had not yet begun to use color in this fashion. Originally issued in forty-eight parts, the book has been bound into three volumes in contemporary calf, expertly rebacked. Volume III contains one of the original wrapper covers as the title-page. A fine set of this important work, preserved in a fleece-lined dropback box.

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        Almoran and Hamet. An Oriental Tale. In Two Volumes

      Litchfield [Connecticut]: Re-Printed By Thomas Collier. 1789. 24mo - 5" - 5¾" Tall. F First US Edition. H Hard Cover. Fair. First American edition [1789], first published in London in 1761. Evans 21881. Exceptionally scarce. Two volumes in one binding. Full contemporary sheep, iv, [1], 6-202 pages. Pages 73-84 misnumbered as 61- 72. Worn with surface splits to joints, spine dried but stabilized and chipped at the ends, old margin note on page 65, closed tears to two pages, lower corner chip to page 131/132 affecting the outer three letters in the bottom line of text, final blank detached and chipped around the edges, insect damage to outer margins of the last two leaves of text, barely affecting printed areas, pages, binding sound with final four leaves loosened but not detached, pages age-toned but clean. Rear free endpaper that this was Levi Tinkham's Book bought at Taunton January 26, A. 1793, most likely belonging to the noted planemaker of Middleboro, Massachusetts. Final blank has note in the same hand: page 33, Read & reread & read again. In addition, the name of John S. Thomas appears on both front and rear endpapers, plus handwritten notes from the South East Library, Middleborough No. 36; and Social Library in the Town of [?] No. 36, 131.

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        Indios de Chile]. Informe hecho al rey nuestro señor don Fernando el VI. sobre: Contener y reducir a la debida obediencia los Indios del reyno de Chile [1752].

      Madrid, Blas Román, 1789. - 21x15 cm., 249 pp. [Siguen hasta la 282, con dos textos más]. Encuadernación de piel jaspeada de la época, guardas de papel pintado. Muy buen ejemplar. Primera edición de este importante informe al rey, publicado por Antonio Valladares en su "Semanario Erudito" (tomo XXIII), de la situación de las diversas plazas fuertes, pueblos y asentamientos de los indios chilenos a mediados del siglo XVIII. El padre jesuita Joaquín de Villarreal (Vizcaya 1691- Madrid post. 1755), autor de este informe (que Valladares publica y no menciona el hecho de ser su autor jesuita) vivió varios años en Chile y fue procurador de esta provincia. Se reeditó este texto en Santiago de Chile, 1876 (Colección de historiadores de Chile y Documentos relativos a la Historia Nacional, X). El volumen se completa con otros dos textos breves: [1] Breve discurso de un antiguo oficial de Caballería, deseoso de instruir a los que desean saber su económico y militar manejo, y recuerdo de los que lo tuviesen olvidado (pp. 250-270); [2] Papel que escribió Don Vicente Pérez, llamado comúnmente el Médico del Agua, con motivo de la última enfermedad de la Reyna Doña María Bárbara (pp. 271-282).

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      1789. Very Good. CULLEN, William. A TREATISE OF THE MATERIA MEDICA. Edinburgh: Charles Elliot, 1789. Large Quarto. 22 x 28cm. 2 volumes. Vol 1: 432p. Vol 2: 610p. Ex-library, with a few stamps and labels. Bound in full calf, old and worn. Upper board of Volume 1 detached, other joints quite weak. Written by the author in response to incorrect and incomplete pirated copies of his lectures that were being published and translated. Text is very good; binding as is. (Heirs of Hippocrates 906; Wellcome II, p 413).

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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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      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 " 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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      Non précisé 1789 - RO40234848: 15 pages. Reliure récente fraîche. Petites mouillures. 1. O fils & filles, tour-à-tour, Réjouissez-vous dans ce jour !, A vos cris le Ciel n'est plus lourd. Alleluia. 2. Par le coup du plus grand bonheur, Perdant sa place & sa faveur, Calonne fuit comme un voleur, Alleluia. (.) In-8 Relié. Bon état. Couv. fraîche. Dos impeccable. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 944.04-Révolution de 1789 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kumno Zui Taisei Kyûkôdô

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

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

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        Generalkarte von dem Koenigreiche Neapel oder Napoli

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

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

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

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        Stirling Castle

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

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        A General History of Music

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

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