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

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

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        Atlas geographique et universel

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

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

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

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

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        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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      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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      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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      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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        Aspasie [Opera poster]

      Aspasie [Opera poster] Paris, 1789. (Large poster: 20" x 16").Woodcut on paper. Laid down on card. Stained, some loss top right and left margin, with very slight loss at upper right corner of the woodcut. This rare poster advertises the coming performances at L?Academie Royale de Musique for the period of 12-17 of March, 1789. The performances mentioned include the very first performance of the opera Aspasie; a current hit by Sacchini Arvire et Evelina (premiere 1788); a popular opera by Rousseau, Le Devin du Village (premier 1752); a representation of Gluck?s Iphigénie en Tauride. (Premiere 1779). Aspasie is an opera in 3 acts, music by Grétry, book by Morel de Chedeville, ballet choreographed by Pierre-Gabriel Gardel. The principal singers: Maillard, Gavaudan, M. Lainé, M. Chéron. The ballets: Guimard, M. GardelTwelve performances of Aspasie were held until 21 June 1789 when its scheduled performance was canceled because Necker closed all the theatres of Paris. (Pitou, II 55-6) .Staged once more on 4 August 1789, it then was not revived due to the troubled times as much as its outdated theme of young lovers in the lyceum of ancient Athens. * Until 1789, theatre posters carried only the name of the company, the venue, the date, the attraction, occasionally the time, the ticket price, and the details of coming attractions. Gluck is the only composer mentioned in the poster, a fact that indicates his growing popularity (Iphigénie en Tauride had its premier ten years previously). These large advertising posters for theatre are extremely rare. These were almost always destroyed by removal or by covering since only 153 walls and doors in Paris could bear advertisements for the royal theatres. (Howarth p.460n2) Ref: Howarth, William D. French theatre in the neo-classical era 1550-1789. 1997; Lajarte I 362-3 (CCCVIII); Pitou, Spire. The Paris Opera (1985) II. Pp. 55-6.

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

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

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        Die moderne Bau-Kunst, mit Vorstellung Accurater Modellen Vortrefflicher Dach-Werken, Hohen Helmer, Französisch- und Holländischer Creutz-Dächer, auch Wiederkehrung; ingleichen Herrlicher Palläste, schöner Kirchen, Bibliotheken und Thürme, auch bequemer Rath- und Wohn-Häuser; wie auch Verschiedener Arten Brücken, Schleusen, Dämme, Wasser- und Hand-Mühlen, Pressen, Windel-Stiegen oder Treppen und anderer vortheilhaften Maschinen. Welchen angehängt sind, Einige Geometrische und Stereometrische Exempel, Alles nach den besten Regeln der geschicktesten Baumeister herausgegeben.

      Hamburg, Heroldsche Buchhandlung, 1789. - Johann Vogel wirkte um 1700 als Baumeister in Ulm; sein Vater Markus Vogel war dort Stadtbaumeister. Vogels Werk über die Baukunst erschien erstmals (mit 36 Kupfetafeln) im Jahre 1707. Der Großband mit ganzseitigem Frontispiz sowie 58 überwiegend gefalteten Kupfertafeln (fehlend: Tafeln LII und XLV) zu folgenden Motiven (Formate der Tafeln bis ca. 50 x 36 cm): 1. Bürgerliches Gebäude. 2. Grund- oder Werk-Satz eines Schregen Gebäudes. 3. Grund-Riß oder Werk-Satz einer Chorhaube. 4. Grund- oder Werk-Satz zu einer Wiederkehrung. 5. Grund- oder Werk-Satz eines Kreuz-Dachs. 6. Grund- oder Werk-Satz einer Kirche in Dännemark. 7.Durchschnitt dieser Kirche. 8. Gebäude von Holz. 9. Grund- oder Werk-Satz eines schreegen Kirchen-Gebäudes. 10. Eine Hand-Mühle. 11. Ein Gebnäude nach Römischer Art. 12. Palais mit gebriochenem Dache. 13. Palais nach Holländischer Art. 14. Palais auf eine prächtige Art. 15. Auf-Eiß desselben. 16. Hinterer Aufzug. 17. Adeliches Gebäude. 18. Rath-Haus. 19. Gebäude vor einen großen Herrn. 20. Windel-Stiege oder Treppe. 21. Lust-Haus von acht Ecken. 22. Dessen Durchschnitt. 23. Bürgerliches Gebäude von Holz. 24. Dasselbe von Stein. 25. Adeliches Haus von Stein. 26. Brücke von Holz, Stein usw. 27. Kleine Aufzug-Brücke. 28 + 29. Thurn zu einem Palais. 30 + 31. Thurn zu einer Kirche. 31. 32.Thurn von acht Ecken. 33. Eines Thurns Durchschnitt. 34. Zug mit einem Krahn-Rade. 35. Profil des Krahn-rades. 36. Perspectivischer Aufzug des ganzen Krahns. 37. Aufzug vor dem Tret-rade. 38. Schleusse. 39. Ramme. 40 + 41. Mühle in einer berühmten Stadt. 42. Cuppel. 43. Brücke. 44. Perspectivisches Haus. 45. Postamenter von Holz und Stein.46. Schrauben-Zeug; Presse 47. Lust-Haus mit einer Cascade. 48. Kirche nach heutiger Art. 49. Bibliothek. 50. Gebäude nach Französischer Manier. 51. Wasser-Maschine zu Marly. 52. Dachfenster. 53. Problemata. 54. Aufzug einer Kirche. 55. Eine Art von Rammen. 56. Ein Zug. 57. Ein Gatter von Steinen. 58. Gatter von Holz. de 2000 Der Band allenfalls leicht berieben, sonst in sehr gutem Zustand. Einige wenige (seitlich etwas herausragende) Tafeln mit kleinen Randläsionen, die Tafeln sonst bemerkenswert gut erhalten, sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei.Sehr gutes Exemplar dieses äußerst seltenen, reich illustrierten Werkes, in dem sich die Baukunst des frühen 18. Jahrhunderts in beeindruckender Weise widerspiegelt. Weitere Fotos zu diesem Angebot auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). 10 Bl. 58 Tafeln. LVIII (58) Tafeln. Blauer Pappband der Zeit (wohl ursprünglicher Einband) im Großformat 37 x 24 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Telluris Theoria Sacra: Originem & Mutationes Generales, quas Aut jam subiit, aut olim subiturus est, Complectens. Libri Duo Posteriores de Conflagration Mundi, et de Futuro Rerum Status.

      Londini Typis R. N. Impensis Gualt Kettilby ad Insigne Capitis Episcopi in Coemeterio Paulino 1789 - FIRST EDITION of parts 3 and 4. 4to, 198 x 157 mms., pp. [xx], 262 [263 - 264 adverts] including engraved frontispiece, engraved illustration on page 149, extensive contemporary annotations on pages 132 - 133, small marginal annotation on page 196, contemporary panelled calf, spine gilt in compartments, red leather label, seemingly rebacked at early stage with old spine laid down and glazed; top and base of spine defective, front joint very slightly cracked. The first two parts of Telluris Theoria Sacra were published in 1681. In those two books, he considered the dissolution of the earth at the flood, the primaeval earth, and paradise. In the third and fourth books, Burnet " discussed the completion of the sacred history of the earth in the coming conflagration of the world and the creation from it of a new heaven and a new earth, similar in form to the original, pristine world, which would last for a thousand years in which the saints would practise devotion to and contemplation of the divine. After the day of judgment, the earth's final state would be that of a star, like the sun" (ODNB). A contemporary commentator, Matthew Mackaile said that the theory was "most Romantick and Antiscriptural" ( Terrae Prodromus Theoricus, 1691). Steele took Burnet's rather gloomy conclusion to Book 3 as an encouragement to be almost hedonistic: in Spectator 143, he quoted Burnet approvingly, having commented "We should not form our Minds to expect Transport on every Occasion, but know how to make it Enjoyment to be out of Pain. [T]he ready way to the right Enjoyment of Life, is by a Prospect towards another to have but a very mean Opinion of it. A Great Author [Burnet] of our time has set this in an Excellent Light." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        I riti nuziali de' greci... - (In fine:)

      Firenze, Grazioli, 29 settembre 1789.In-4 grande. Legatura coeva in pelle maculata, dorso con tassello e fregi oro; minime tracce d?uso. Stemma sul frontespizio ed un finalino inc. in rame in color seppia. 146, (2) pp.; immacolato esemplare su carta azzurrina. Erudita ed elegante pubblicazione per le nozze del Marchese Vincenzo Riccardi con Ortenzia del Vernaccia. Alla fine si trovano componimenti poetici di vari autori. Per il Fontani, autore del noto "Viaggio pittorico della Toscana", vedi DBI e Moreni. Pinto, Nuptialia, 1849.

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        Descrizione istorica dell'Estrazione della pubblica nave La Fenice dal canal Spignon, in cui giacque circa tre anni totalmente sommersa: impresa dal... Senato.. (e) Giovanni Zusto prestantissimo Senatore, e verificata sotto la di lui direzione e comando. - -

      (Venezia), Pinelli, 1789.4to. Contemp. marbled boards. Allegorical frontispiece and 7 most interesting and finely engr. large folding plates, some with glimpses of Venice in the background, showing in detail the various phases of hoisting the vessel La Fenice which had sunk 3 years before in a channel in the lagoon of Venice causing great difficulties to other ships. XXXII (incl. frontisp.), 90, (1) pp.; light damp stain on the plates and lower margin of frontispiece, and plates with a small tear in inner fold. First and only edition of this early account on raising a sunken ship. Cicogna 1458. Morazzoni 263 (with only 5 plates). Riccardi I, 407: «Bella ediz. E' opera interessantissima per gli studiosi della meccanica applicata alla nautica». Edizione originale ed unica. Dettagliata descrizione di una notevole opera d?ingegneria per recuperare una nave con 74 cannoni a bordo affondata nel 1783 in un canale di piccole dimensioni dove causava gravi difficoltà alla navigazione. Con un'antiporta allegorica e 7 belle tavv. f.t. più volte ripieg., dis. da Giuseppe Cason e finemente inc. in rame da Giuseppe Daniotto, che mostrano le apparecchiature utilizzate. Lieve velatura d'umidità sulle tavole e nel margine inferiore dell'antiporta, e strappetto nella piegatura interna delle tavole; legatura coeva in cartonatura marmorizzata.

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        Raccolta universale delle opere. (Manoscritto). -

      Cosmopoli (Venezia ?) 1789.In-8 (196 x 148 mm.). Legatura moderna in pergamena. (2), 306 pp.: manoscritto esemplato nel tardo '700 in una grafia chiara e di facile lettura. Esemplare molto fresco e marginoso. Raccolta di 178 sonetti, canzoni e madrigali licenziosi, scritti nel più puro dialetto veneziano. Baffo condusse una vita irreprensibile ed ebbe importanti incarichi nella pubblica amministrazione della Serenissima, coltivando privatamente la passione per le poesie oscene che componeva in maniera frenetica e instancabile («Me lambico el cervelo zorno e note / Per far sonetti grassi e butirosi, / Per divertir le done e i so? morosi»). Sebbene non ne permise la pubblicazione, si compiaceva dei diversi ammiratori che le facevano circolare manoscritte, per cui la fama di poeta pornografo si diffuse rapidamente. Nel 1771 uscì postumo un volumetto stampato in pochi esemplari per alcuni amici del poeta (uno dei quali fu Casanova), e nel 1789 la "Raccolta universale delle sue opere" con falso luogo di stampa Cosmopoli (da cui provengono probabilmente le poesie in questa raccolta). Un paio di edizioni apparvero nel tardo ?800, ma solo nel 1910 Baffo emerse dalla semiclandestinità e raggiunse la gloria letteraria grazie a Guillaume Apollinaire, che pubblicò una scelta delle sue poesie con un dotto saggio introduttivo, in cui lo definì "le plus grand poète priapique qui ait jamais existé et en même temps l?un des poètes le plus lyriques du XVIIIe siècle." DBI V, pp. 163-166. Cf. Gay III, 924.

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        Provincia di Lodi a norma del compartimento della Lombardia Austriaca pubblicatosi l'anno 1786

      Rara carta geografica raffigurante il territorio della provincia di Lodi dedicata a Gilberto Borromeo Arese. Coloritura coeva. mm 378x400

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        LETTERA NELLA QUALE vengono espressi colle figure in rame e dilucidati colle Annotazioni dal P.D. GIANGRISOSTOMO SCARFÒ Dottor Teologico Basiliano varj antichi Monumenti. Opera dedicata all?Eminentis... D. ALESSANDRO ALBANI... In Venezia, 1789 Per Bonifacio Vizzeri.

      Carton. coevo, cm 24x18, pp (CXXVI), 14 stupende tavv f.t. con inc. di Arnoldus Van Westerhout, Silv. Pomarede, Josephus Philosus. Modesti segni d?uso all?esterno, altrim. ottimo esempl.

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        L'ADONE. Poema. Con gli argomenti, le allegorie e l'aggiunta di pezzi fuggitivi.

      Senza indic. edit. (Masi) 1789 (Codice libreria AN2420) In 16° (16,5) 4 volume, XLIV-491, 482, 463, 384 pp. Preziosa edizione su carta celestina. Completa con ritratto all'antiporta del I. vol., 4 bei frontespizi figurati e 20 deliziose tavole fuori testo incise in rame da Schellemberg, piacevolmente galanti. Pubblicati in fine 8 opuscoli di soggetto amoroso. Ediz. curata da Gaetano Poggiali, che secondo Brunet, III/1434 e Gay, I/42, è la migliore del celebre poema. Vedi anche Gamba, 2002 (nota) e Graesse, IV/481: "Cette éd. soignée par Poggiali est la plus complète". Timbrini nobiliari alle sguardie bianche anticamente cancellati a penna. Esemplare molto ben conservato tranne qualche rossura marginale. Belle legature piena pergamena coeva, doppi tasselli e titoli oro, tagli colorati a spruzzo. Eccellente esemplare. Euro 600

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        Gedanken über die Bildung des Basalts und die vormahlige Beschaffenheit der Gebirge in Deutschland. Neue verbesserte Auflage.

      Braunschweig, in der Schulbuchhandlung, 1789. 8vo (181 x 106mm). pp. 75,( 5). Contemporary calf, floral gilt spine with black gilt lettered label, covers with gilt border. The first edition was published in Leipzig 1787 with a somewhat different title 'Etwas über die Bildung des Basalts und die vormahlige Beschaffenheit der Gebirge in Deutschland'. Graf August Ferdinand von Veltheim (1741-1801) was a German scientist with 'wide ranging antiquarian, historical, and mineralogical interest' (Sinkankas 6834). The work is listed in 'Geologie und Bergbau im rheinisch-westfälischen Raum' by Bartels, Feldmann and Oekentorp and described as follows: 'In diesem Werk argumentiert von Veltheim vehement gegen die neptunische Enstehung des Basaltes, wobei er sich fast ausschliesslich auf die säuligen Ausbildungen des basaltes bezieht. In seinen Überlegungen zur vormaligen Beschaffenheit der Gebirge erahnt und 'inszeniert' er den Wechsel von Land- und Meerverteilungen, Gesteinsbildungen und -abtragung sowie Verrückung von Gesteinen, muss aber selbst die mangelende Beweislage eingestehen'. Geologie und Bergbau im rheinisch-westfälischen Raum no. 5.

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        Nouveau Dictionnaire historique; ou histoire abrégée de tous les hommes qui se sont fait un nom par des Talens, des Forfaits, des Erreurs; Etc. Depuis le commencement du monde jusqu'à nos jours. Et dans laquelle on expose avec impartialité ce que les

      A Caen, chez G. Leroy. A Lyon, chez Bruyset 1789 Nouveau Dictionnaire historique; ou histoire abrégée de tous les hommes qui se sont fait un nom par des Talens, des Forfaits, des Erreurs; Etc. Depuis le commencement du monde jusqu'à nos jours. Et dans laquelle on expose avec impartialité ce que les écrivains les plus judicieux ont pensé sur le caractère, les moeurs & les Ouvrages des hommes célèbres dans tous les genres : avec Des Tables Chronologiques pour réduire en Corps d'histoire les Articles répandus dans ce Dictionnaire. Septième édition, revue, corrigée et considérablement augmentée. 9 volumes complet.Plein veau raciné havane avec roulette d'encadrement sur les plats. Dos long orné de pièces de titre et de tomaison. Toutes tranches marbrées. Petits manques en coiffe, coins et plats légèrement frottés (surtout les tomes 7 & 9). Rousseurs très éparses.

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        Emisfero terrestre settentrionale (insieme a:) Emisfero terrestre meridionale.

      Due tavole incise in rame di mm 350x470 raffiguranti gli emisferi in visione polare. Ai lati della carta settentrionale sono poste due tavole dei climi; ai lati di quella meridionale, due tabelle indicano il "valore de' gradi del meridiano e di quelli de' paralleli nelle diverse latitudini". Bell'esemplare assai marginoso. Minima traccia di umidità alla carta settentrionale.

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        Emisfero Terrestre Meridionale delineato secondo le ultime Osservazioni

      Carta tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801, opera che la Calcografia Camerale commissionò al Cassini al fine di sostituire l?ormai obsoleto "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini, chierico regolare somasco fu geografo e cartografo, ma anche intagliatore di architetture e prospettive - uno dei migliori discepoli di Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Cassini fu uno degli ultimi sferografi italiani del Settecento ed i suoi globi ebbero una notevole diffusione, come pure questo "Nuovo Atlante Geografico". Incisione in rame, finemente colorata nei contorni, in ottimo stato di conservazione. An uncommon map, published in the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', with a decorative title cartouche, by Giovanni Maria Cassini, a Somasco monk. He was geographer and cartographer but he was also good at engraving architectural items and perspectives ? he was one of the best disciples Giovanni Battista Piranesi had. Moreover, Cassini was one of the last artists to engrave spheres in the XVIII century and his globes were quite famous and widespread, and realized the most important Italian Atlas of the XVIII century; his maps always bear a cartouche, extremely rich in colours and details. Copperplate with fine later hand colour, in very good condition. Roma Rome 470 345

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        Poema supra di lu vinu si sia utili o dannusu a li viventi cantatu ntra l'Accademia di li Etnei pri lu Carnuvali di l'annu 1789. Da Giuseppi Leonardi Sicritariu di la stissa Accademia

      ntra li stampi di l'Accademia pressu Franciscu Pasturi 1789 in 16° - pp.pp 304 + 1 carta ritratto - Mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso - 1 ritratto f.t. inciso dal catanese Antonio Zacco - Prima edizione - Fioriture, lievi tracce d'umido. Sporadici piccoli fori di tarlo che talvolta ledono il testo sempre leggibile. Per il resto buon esemplare - Rarissimo testo poetico in dialetto siciliano, prodotto da alcuni membri dell'Accademia degli Etnei di Catania, e dedicato al mecenate Vincenzo Paterno' Castello VI principe di Biscari, e figlio del fondatore dell'Accademia stessa, il naturalista Ignazio V deceduto nel 1787.Il componimento contenuto nella prima parte e' una Cicalata, cioe' una lezione o discorso in burla, in rima oppure in prosa, che si teneva nelle Accademie durante le feste, nel nostro caso durante il carnevale del 1789.La seconda e' una raccolta di "poesii" degli Accademici: un lungo "Ditirambu" di Domenico Tempio, un poemetto di Giuseppe Zuccareddu, una "Cantata" dell'abate Vitu Marletta, un "Capitulu" di Giuvanni Sardu, una "Terzina" di Vincenzu Gaghianu, una "Stanzini" di Camillu Reina", due "Sonettu" di Rusariu Pinnisi, un'elegia "Macaronica" di "Petri Russo et Marcellino", alcune "Stanze bernesce" di Gio. Francesco Paterno' e Nicolau Paterno', un sonetto conclusivo di Giuseppe Leonardi. Paleari - Henssler, I, pp. 428-429. Mira, I, p. 510 - Narbone p.165

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        Tableau Encyclopédique et Méthodique des trois Règnes de la Nature: CETOLOGIE.

      Paris, Panckoucke, 1789. 4to. pp. xli, 28, with 12 (2 double page) engraved plates; ERPÉTOLOGIE. Paris, Panckoucke, 1789. 4to. pp. xxviii, pp. 70, (1), with 26 engraved plates; OPHIOLOGIE. Paris, Panckoucke, 1790. 4to. pp. xliv, 76; with 43 (4 double page). Contemporary half calf, spine with gilt lines and lettering (hinges weak). The complete section on whales, amphibians & reptiles and snakes by Bonnaterre of the famous and largest encyclopedia of the enlightenment. Of the 26 plates of the section on reptiles 7 concern 'grenouilles'; 6 'tortus' and 13 'crocodiles, lézard, salamandres etc'. It is rare to find these volumes together. Some waterstaining to the inner uppermargin.

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        Osservazioni fitologiche sopra alcune piante esotiche introdotte in Roma fatte nell'Anno 1788, 1789, 1790.

      Roma, Stamperia di Arcangelo/ Stamperia Giunchiana, 1789-1792. 3 volumes, bound in one. 4to (245 x 180mm). pp. 64; (2), viii, 99, (1, blank); (4), 64, with publisher's woodcut device on titles and 30 fine engraved plates. Contemporary vellum, spine with blue gilt lettered label. A very rare item and as far as we know there has not been a copy on the market since decades. The fine plates are by L. Maioli after C. and A. Maioli. "Gilii, Filippo Luigi (1756-1821) Italian naturalist, clergyman, and Director of the Vatican Observatory. For twenty-one years Gilii made twice daily meteorological readings at the Observatory, and it was Gilii who had the meridian line and obelisk placed in front of St. Peter's for readings of the seasons. With the first Argentinean botanist, Gaspar Xuarez (1731-1804), Gilli co-authored the three volumes of Observazioni Fitologiche (1789, 1790, 1792) a work on the value of American (primarily South American) cultivated plants, their sexuality, form of reproduction, anatomy, etc. Most of the plants had been cultivated by the natives before the discovery of America and some were grown in the Vatican gardens. As the following information shows, it was Filippo Luigi Gilii's co-authoring of Observazioni Fitologiche that brought him to the attention of Ruiz and Pavon and earned him such respect in their eyes that they dedicated the genus Gilia to him" (Quotation copyright and from Al Schneider, . See the section "Biographies of Scientists and Explorers Honored in the Name of Plants"). Very light marginal worming to first 3 leaves. A fine copy. Nissen BBI, 706; Pritzel 3332.

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        Travels in Switzerland in a series of letters to Wiliam Melmoth, in three volumes.

      London, T. Cadell, 1789. 1789 3 voll. in-8° (215x131 mm), pp. VI, (2), IV, 428; (4), 442, (2); VIII, IV, 446; legatura dell'epoca p. pelle picchiettata con dorsi adorni di segnature di volumi e di fregi in oro e titoli in oro su tasselli verdi. 6 tavv. complessive incise su rame, due delle quali ripiegate, raffiguranti, nell'ordine, l'elevazione di un ponte di legno a Wettingen, i laghi di Thun e di Brientz dalla cima del Niefs, una cartografia della catena del Monte Bianco (ripiegata in principio del secondo vol.), raffigurazioni di stambecchi delle Alpi, della testa di un avvoltoio delle montagne svizzere, della catena delle Alpi viste dai dintorni di Berna. Manca la carta geografica della Svizzera in principio del primo vol. Numerose tabelle e ampio indice in fine del terzo vol. Malgrado la mancanza della suddetta carta,, splendido e freschissimo esemplare a pieni margini. Timbri antichi di estinta biblioteca alle pagine del tit. dei tre volumi e segnature ai contropiatti. Lievi sottolineature ad alcune pagine. Edizione di estrema rarità, ignota al Perret, di questa classica opera di viaggi in Svizzera molte volte ristampata e contenente importanti brani di descrizione delle Alpi, esposte sotto forma di novanta lettere inviate a William Melmoth. L'opera apparve originariamente nel 1779 col titolo "Sketches of the Natural, Civil, and Political State of Switzerland". In fine del terzo vol., "Faunula helvetica: or a catalogue of the quadrupeds, birds, amphibia, fishes, and testaceous animals of Switzerland", vasto catalogo della fauna svizzera attinto alle opere zoologiche di Pennant e Brisson. "Edizione riveduta ed aumentata, rispetto all'originale del 1779, in seguito ai nuovi viaggi del Coxe del '85 e '87. L'opera, pur essendo dedicata prevalentemente alla Svizzera, contiene diverse "lettere" aventi come argomento il Monte Bianco, in particolare la 39 fa la cronistoria dei tentativi di salita fino alla prima ascensione inclusa" (Réan, p. 35). L'opera ha inoltre "ha notevole importanza perché è la più antica a riferire del primo effettivo tentativo di ascensione, compiuto il 14 luglio 1775 da Jean Nicolas Couteran, figlio di un'albergatrice e di un notaio di Chamonix" (Nava, C-1). Il Coxe (Londra, 1747-ivi, 1828), valente storico, fu membro di numerose accademie inglesi ed estere e, fra le numerose cariche che ricoprì, cappellano del Duca di Marlborough. Cfr. Graesse, II, 293 (la dà erroneamente come prima edizione). Perret, 1159. Brunet, II, 399. Neate, C-137. Mathews, 301. Meckly, 057. Garimoldi, n.10. ACL, 79. Haller, I, 753. Wäber, 38. Blumer, 299. Cox, I, 158. Engelmann, II, 924. Lowndes, I, 543.

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