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        Great Brown King Fisher.

      London: John Stockdale, 1789. Original engraving, 260 x 190 mm. very good condition, mounted. Fine impression of the so-called "Great Brown Kings Fisher" or Laughing Kookaburra.This engraving is taken from Governor Phillip's Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay published by Stockdale in late 1789. Interestingly, and probably because early field notes from collectors in New South Wales were few and far between, the distinctive laugh of the kookaburra is not discussed in the text, which simply comments: 'This species inhabits various places in the South Seas, being pretty common at New Guinea; but the specimen from which our figure was taken, was sent from Port Jackson in South Wales (sic), where, likewise, it is not unfrequently met with. We believe it has not yet been figured in any British work.' The reference to New Guinea is an error, related to the earliest publication of any depiction of the kookaburra in Sonnerat's account of a voyage to New Guinea. Sonnerat was given that bird by Sir Joseph Banks at the Cape of Good Hope as he returned on the Endeavour. This is how the bird acquired its incorrect but lasting scientific name Dacelo novaguineae. A slight marginal tear at bottom left corner.

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        Essai sur la secte des Illuminés seconde édition.

      Paris, 1789, in 8°, de XXXII-256pp., fleuron avec un pot au titre, pl. veau raciné époque, dos lisse orné lég. frotté, et un mors sup. lég. fendu sinon bel exemplaire. (ex-libris XIXe Lord Blayney) Rare. 1 des 5 éditions parues à la date de 1789. C'est l'un des ouvrages capitaux pour l'étude de la Franc-Maçonnerie et autres sociétés secrètes à la veille de la Révolution. Il a été attribué plusieurs fois à l'Abbé Barruel. Luchet y décrit en particulier de manière très détaillée la cérémonie de réception chez les illuminés de Bavière. ¶ Fesch col.870 - Caillet 6134 - Wolfstieg n°42769.

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        1789 1st ed Elizabeth Craven Journey Crimea to Constantinople Illustrated Turkey

      London : Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, Pater-noster Row, M DCC LXXXIX [1789] - 1789 1st ed Elizabeth Craven Journey Crimea to Constantinople Illustrated Turkey Exceedingly Rare ENGLISH Printing BEAUTIFUL ART A first edition printing of Elizabeth Craven’s “Journey Through the Crimea to Constantinople.” Elizabeth Craven (1750 – 1828), Princess Berkeley (though often styled "Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach"), previously "Lady Craven" of Hamstead Marshall, was an author, playwright, traveller, and socialite, perhaps best known for her travelogues. She travelled through Italy, Austria, Poland, Russia, Turkey, and Greece shortly after she separated from her husband. We find other examples of this book for sale elsewhere for over $2,500! Main author: Elizabeth Craven; Title: A journey through the Crimea to Constantinople : in a series of letters from the Right Honourable Elizabeth Lady Craven, to His Serene Highness the Margrave of Brandebourg, Anspach, and Bareith Published: London : Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, Pater-noster Row, M DCC LXXXIX [1789] Language: English Notes & contents: • 1st edition • Illustrated with 6 engraved plates o Landscapes, grottos, caves, and convents • Collated: [8] 327 [1] • Bibliographic references: o Atabey 297; o Blackmer 424; o Cox I, 197f.; o Weber 614; o Oxford DNB XVIII, 94f. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all [8] + 327 + [1] pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: London : Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, Pater-noster Row, M DCC LXXXIX [1789] Size: ~11in X 8.5in (28cm x 21.5cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee: Customer satisfaction is our priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $1500 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité élémentaire ou principes de physique, fondés sur les connaissances les plus certaines, tant anciennes que modernes, & confirmés par l'expérience.

      Paris, Moutard, 1789. ____ Première édition. Mathurin-Jacques Brisson (1723-1806) a été le successeur de l'abbé Nollet au Collège de Navarre. Il était membre de l'Académie des Sciences. Ce manuel, dans l'esprit de ceux de Nollet, est élégamment illustré par 46 planches dépliantes gravées sur cuivre. Cole 205 : "Brisson wrote this book as an up date text for the students attending his lectures." Bon exemplaire. DSB 2, 473. ***** First edition. Good copy, in contemporary marbled calf. 3 volumes in-8. [195 x 120 mm] Collation : LXXXIV, 418 pp., 12 pl. / (6), 511, (1) pp., 19 pl. / (6), 584 pp., 15 pl. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges, étiquettes de titre rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Traité élémentaire de chimie, présenté dans un ordre nouveau et d'après les découvertes modernes; avec figures... 2 Parts in 2 volumes.

      Paris: Chez Cuchet, 1789. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (193x124 mm), xliv, 322; viii, 323-653, [3] pp., including half title to each part, 2 folding tables in part I and 13 folding engraved plates in part II. Little browning to text and plates, plate 8 with repair to margin not affecting image. Contemporary calf (little wear to hinges), flat spines attractively gilt with floral and ornamental tooling and red morocco lettering pieces, red-dyed edges, marbled endpapers. Little browning and occasional spotting, blue sticker to top corner of p.54. A handsome copy with ample margins. ----Dibner 43; Horblit 64; PMM 238; Sparrow 126; Wellcome III, p. 460; Norman 1295; Duveen 340. - FIRST EDITION, second issue. Lavoisier's Traite "...was a decisive move in the final overthrow of alchemy and the phlogiston theory introduced by Stahl a century earlier. By the use of the balance of weight determination at every chemical change and the building of a rational system of elements, Lavoisier laid the foundation of modern chemistry" (Dibner). The illustrations for this edition were conceived and executed by Lavoisier's wife, a skilled painter and engraver who had studied under Louis David, and who collaborated with her husband in his scientific experiments and researches. The second issue contains tables and various approvals of the work not included in the single-volume first or trial issue, of which only two copies are known. Near Fine.

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        De l'organisation des banques publiques en général et de la Caisse d'Escompte en particulier.

      Paris, Clousier, 1789. ____ Edition originale. "Le 23 novembre, Lavoisier vient plaider le dossier de la Caisse d'Escompte à l'Assemblée Nationale. Il a fait distribuer aux députés deux documents destinés à préparer son intervention. Le premier, "De l'organisation des banques publiques en général et de la Caisse d'Escompte en particulier" constitue en 16 pages, un cours à l'usage des députés sur la fonction et l'organisation des banques. Il expose les principes de fonctionnement de la Caisse d'Escompte et souligne que la suspension des paiements, intervenue à deux reprises, est le fait du gouvernement bien plus que de la Caisse. [...] La création d'une grande banque d'Etat rendrait des services encore plus importants; en abaissant les taux d'intérêt de l'argent, elle favoriserait le développement de l'agriculture, du commerce et de l'industrie." J.-P. Poirier, Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier p. 266. Duveen & Klickstein 254. *****. In-4. [271 x 214 mm] Collation : 16 pp. Demi-veau, dos orné. (Reliure moderne.).

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      1789. Carta della provincia di Varese. Coloritura coeva. Il monaco olivetano Mauro Fornari pubblicò nel 1789, in seguito alla riorganizzazione del territorio fatta da Giuseppe II, sei mappe delle provincie lombarde di Cremona, Como, Varese, Milano, Pavia, Lodi e nel 1790 la carta dello Stato di Milano. Il lavoro, inciso da Domenico Cagnoni, è basato sull'atlante topografico pubblicato dalla Giunta del Censimento, aggiornato appena in alcune parti per poter indicare i principali centri abitati posti oltre le linee di confine. Coloritura coeva. Bibliografia: Motta, p. 50; Arrigoni-Bertarelli, n. 1357; Colombo-Rondanini-GRSD, p. 55 Colombo-Rondanini-GRSD, p. 55

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        Posthumous Works of Frederic II King of Prussia

      London: for G. J. & J. Robinson, 1789, 1789. FIRST EDITION. 13 vol., 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", engraved frontis portrait plate in volume 1. Bound in fine full contemporary speckled calf over cords, gilt decorated spines, gilt lettered red and green morocco spine labels, sprinkled edges, minor rubbing to spine with loss of some gilt, head and foot of spines generally fine with minor loss to a couple of heads, all hinges fine, old dampstain to top edge of textblock of volume 3 not affecting text, overall an outstanding set in an unrestored contemporary binding.

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        A NARRATIVE OF FOUR JOURNEYS INTO THE COUNTRY OF THE HOTTENTOTS AND CAFFRARIA in the Years 1777, 1778 and 1779. Illustrated with a Map, and Seventeen Copper-plates. First edition.

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1789. vi, ix-xii, 171 pages of text, followed by iii index and [i] errata; complete as issued. Illustrated by a large fold-out map and 17 plates. The date of publication is neatly handwritten at the bottom of the title page; previous owner's stamp twice on the title page and bookplate (circa 1910) on front pastedown endpaper: Henry Von Wackerbarth. Several light pencil notations in the margins. Rebound (circa 1910) but the leather is chipped, rubbed and worn, and would greatly benefit from a rebinding. Quarto, measuring 11 inches (28cm) in height. The pages were trimmed when rebound, and two of the botanical plates are trimmed with minor loss to the image at the top margin. One botanical plate is torn into the image area, with an early repair, with minor visible damage. The entirety of the text and plates are moderately affected by foxing, and the first two leaves are lightly soiled and/or stained. The fold-out map is creased from misfolding, but is intact and attractive.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Quarto (4to).

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        Deinology: or, the union of reason and elegance:

      8vo., (4) + vii + (1) + 234pp., tiny hole in one leaf just affecting a couple of letters, with the armorial bookplate and signature of James Tomkinson*, bound in contemporary sprinkled calf, spine gilt with crimson lettering piece, joints split and worn. A good, crisp, copy.Publisher: London: G.G.J.. AND j. Robinson.Year: 1789Edition: First, and only, edition.

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        A new atlas of the mundane system, or of geography and cosmographyAtlas in folio cartes 57 x 46 cm complet Astronomie globe terrestre Découverte cook

      - Dunn DUNN (Samuel). A new atlas of the mundane system, or of geography and cosmography : Describing the heavens and the earth, the distances, motions, and magnitudes of the celestial bodies : The various empires, kingdoms, states, republics, and islands, throughout the known world; wherein are particularly described the latest discoveries. The whole elegantly engraved on sixty-four copper plates. With a general introduction to geography and cosmography; in which the elements of these sciences are compendiously deduced from original principles, and traced from their invention to the latest improvements. The third edition, with additions, corrections, and very great improvements. By Samuel Dunn, mathematician, and member of the Philosophical Society at Philadelphia in America. London : Printed for Robert Sayer and Co, Fleet-Street, sd [1789]. Un ouvrage grand in folio (cartes de 57 x 46 cm) écrit en anglais avec quelques cartes en latin. Dans l'introduction a la géographie et cosmographie de 20 pages 14 planches gravés en haut de page avec de larges explications Pour la cosmographie 8 planches numérotées A à H Pour la géographie 42 grandes cartes. soit 64 planches comme annoncé au titre et parfaitement conforme à la table complet. Pour l'AMérique 5 cartes America North and South, North America with west indies South America A new maps United states of North America A complete maps west indies Coast Florida Louisana superbe Atlas de référence et très rare In the introduction to geography 14 boards engraved at the top of page with broad explanations For cosmography 8 large plates numbered A to H For geography 42 large maps. Total 64 boards as announced in the title and perfectly in accordance with the complete table. For America 5 maps : America North and South, North America with west indies South America A new maps United states of North America A complete maps west indies Coast Florida Louisana Superb Atlas of reference and very rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Essay On Shooting

      T ADDELL 1789 - xiii 303 pages, old tape mark to inner blank margin of 1/2 title and the original end paper. End papers browning to edges, sporting book plate to front paste down, contemporary ownership name to FEP Mr Mathaby, Banbrough, Northumberland, to verso front blank "G Weatherly Bundle 12 Aug 1835". Original full calf boards with later matching spine with original title label. The scarce 1st edition taken from the French of Magne de Marolles 1781, containing the various methods of forging, boring, and dressing gun barrels practiced in France, Spain and England and the different proofs of barrels employed in those countries, with remarks. An investigation of the causes of recoil, and of bursting with proposals for preventing or remedying an enquiry into the effects of the length of bore, and charge upon the range etc of the pieces and remains upon the articles of powder, shot wading etc. Chute 002 (very scarce) Schwerdt Vol 1 2pp, Riling 311

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        Voyage autour du monde, et principalement à la côte nord-ouest de l’Amérique, fait en 1785, 1786, 1787 et 1788, à bord du King-George et de la Queen-Charlotte, par les Capitaines Portlock et Dixon. Dédié, par permission, à Sir Joseph Banks, baronet, traduit de l’Anglois par M. Lebas.

      Maradan,, Paris, 1789 - [1] f., 581 p.– 292 p., [2] ff. Ouvrage illustré d'une grande carte dépliante en frontispice du tome I, gravée sur cuivre par Tardieu, de 21 planches gravées sur cuivre, toutes dépliantes, et de 23 tableaux dépliants in fine (tables de la route du King-George et de la Queen-Charlotte, de la déclinaison du compas et des observations météorologiques). Première édition de la traduction de M. Lebas, exemplaire bien complet de toutes les planches. Graesse II, Trésor de livres rares et précieux, p. 412 - Brunet II, Manuel du libraire et de l'amateur de livres, 776 - Quérard II, La France littéraire, p. 566 (ne citant qu'une édition in-8). Le Capitaine George Dixon (1755? – 1800) est un officier de marine Britannique et un explorateur. Il servit sous les ordres de James Cook dans sa troisième expédition, où il découvrit les possibilités de commercer sur la côte nord-ouest d'Amérique du Nord. À la fin de l'expédition Cook, Dixon devint capitaine de la Royal Navy. Après avoir visité la Chine et vendu son navire, il retourna en Angleterre en 1788 et publia en 1799, A Voyage Round the World, but More Particularly to the North-West Coast of America. Le livre rassemblait les lettres descriptives écrites par William Beresford, son commissaire de bord et des cartes et annexes de Dixon. Livres Cachet sur les gardes blanches, répété au verso des planches. Au tome I, piqûres sur quelques pages uniquement, mouillure pâle et marginale sur 3 des planches, déchirure en marge des p. 574-575, sans perte de texte, sinon, bon exemplaire, frais et sans rousseurs. Reliure de la fin du XIXe siècle en demi-veau blond, dos à 4 nerfs filetés, titre & tomaison poussés à froid, dos teintés en pied et queue en rouge, papier granité sur les plats.

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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. Quarto

      First edition of one of Howard's two major works, "the first survey . . . which had ever appeared", supplemented by Howard's further observations on prisons, providing the empirical bases for the first modern reforms of both prisons and hospitals. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning; with the 23 plates, all but two folding, two with minor tears, else an attractive copy. Printed by William Eyres; and Sold by T. Cadell [and three others, London, 1789.

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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 & Sold by T. Cadell J. Johnson C. Dilly & J. Taylor 1789 - VIII, 259 S., 13 nn. S. (Index). Mit 21 (von 22) gefalt. Kupfertafeln und 1 mehrf. gefalt. Tabelle. Hablederband der Zeit (Rücken unter Verw. des Originalrückens erneuert). über den Zustand der Gefängnisse und unter Quarantäne zu stellen Institutionen in England, Irland und Kontinentaleuropa [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Document Signed, Partly Printed

      Philadelphia 1789 - Partly printe Document Signed "Geo. Clymer" one page, 7 3/4" x 6 1/2" dated March 2, 1789. Payment voucher for forty pounds ten shillings as payment to Clymer for 54 days of service as a member of the Assembly; signed in ink by Clymer, on the verso; one fold starting, very good. George Clymer (1739-1813), Founder and President of the Bank of Philadelphia, merchant, member of Congress, Signer of the Constitution and Signer of the Declaration of Independence, from Pennsylvania.

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        THE NEW ROBINSON CRUSOE. An Instructive and Entertaining History, for the use of Children of both Sexes. Translated from the French. Embellished with Thirty-two beautiful Cuts. Second edition.

      Four volumes bound as two as issued. 173; 156; 137; 177, [1 ad'] pages. Illustrated with thirty full-page wood-engravings by John Bewick. Bound in slightly later half-pebbled cloth over marbled boards. Lacks 8 pages of ad's to the last volume [removed when re-bound]; else a very good clean set of a scarce book. First published in Hamburg 1779-80, and in London in 1788. See Tattersfield JB44.

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        Traité sur les réformations et les aménagemens des forêts, avec une application celles d'Orléans et de Montargis

      A Orléans, de l'imprimerie de Jacob aîné, 1789. 1789, 1789, in-8, VII-[1]-XV-[1]-264-[1] pages, 12 tableaux et plans dépliants, basane racinée de l'époque, dos lisse refait, Édition originale de ce traité très peu courant qui touche tant aux questions de sylviculture que d'arpentage et d'organisation économique des forêts. Élève des Ponts et Chaussées et ingénieur en chef du duc d'Orléans, Jean-Baptiste Plinguet fut "accidentellement" chargé par ce dernier du réaménagement de la forêt de Montargis en 1784 : le succès qu'il rencontra dans cette tâche lui ouvrit le projet de réaménagement de la forêt d'Orléans, dont les opérations furent interrompues par la Révolution. Son projet est néanmoins consigné avec soin dans ce Traité, où il expose ses conceptions pour la réformation des forêts et où il pointe les causes de leur dépérissement : dans le cas de la forêt d'Orléans, il démontre que la faute revient aux légistes qui taxent et s'occupent des questions contentieuses, mais qui négligent les coupes et les aménagements des bois. De là, il parvient à prouver que la négligence des maîtrises, laissant croître les "vides", a conduit à l'usurpation de nombreux espaces par les riverains et donc à une perte de revenus. Plinglet sut démontrer pour la première fois la nécessité de dresser un plan d'ensemble qui serait la base pour l'aménagement d'une grande forêt ; "le premier, il sut donner à ce plan une exactitude suffisante en traçant d'abord un réseau trigonométrique rattaché à des clochers, et en remplaçant les mesures graphiques par le calcul des coordonnées". Il comprit également l'importance d'étudier le sol d'une forêt et d'établir un parcellaire basé sur la nature minérale et la profondeur du terrain, avant de procéder à tout aménagement et de fixer la révolution des coupes des bois selon ces divisions. Sa méthode fut éprouvée avec succès dans les bois du Chaumontois, seule partie de la forêt d'Orléans qu'il eut le temps de réaménager, et dont les revenus augmentèrent de 76000 livres. Jacquemart, Bibliographie forestière française, n° 126. J. Folyet, "Plinguet et la forêt d'Orléans". Revue des eaux et forêts, 1868, T7. Étiquette ex-libris de la bibliothèque de Mr de La Place de Mont-Euvray. Dos refait. Bon état intérieur

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        Document Signed, Partly Printed

      Philadelphia, 1789. Partly printe Document Signed "Geo. Clymer" one page, 7 3/4" x 6 1/2" dated March 2, 1789. Payment voucher for forty pounds ten shillings as payment to Clymer for 54 days of service as a member of the Assembly; signed in ink by Clymer, on the verso; one fold starting, very good. George Clymer (1739-1813), Founder and President of the Bank of Philadelphia, merchant, member of Congress, Signer of the Constitution and Signer of the Declaration of Independence, from Pennsylvania.

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        Oeuvres complettes

      La plus belle et la plus complète des éditions de Regnard, quand elle contient bien les cinquième et sixième volumes, tirés à petit nombre (ainsi que l'indique Cohen), et que l'on trouve rarement joints aux quatre premiers. Ces deux volumes n'ont pas été ajoutés à cet exemplaire.Elle est illustrée d'un portrait de l'auteur par Rigaud gravé par Tardieu et de 7 belles figures de Moreau et Marillier, gravées par Delignon, Duponchel, etc. Les remarques et avertissements sont de Garnier.binding en pleine basane racinée d'époque. spine à nerfs orné de 4 étoiles et de filets. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Frise d'encadrement sur les plats. Manque en queue du tome 1 et en tête du tome 3. Mors du tome 2 fendus. Malgré les quelques défauts, assez bel ensemble.Le volume 1 est dédié aux récits de voyages, les volumes 2 à 4 au théâtre. Cette édition soignée, à la belle impression, aux gravures de qualité, rejoint les grandes réussites des éditions établies sur l'imprimerie de Monsieur (Racine, Corneille). De l'imprimerie de Monsieur & la veuve Duchesne et fils A Paris 1789 in-8 (13x21cm) (4) xxxvj, 406pp. et (4) 556pp. (1) et (4) 514pp. (1) et (4) 456pp. 4 volumes reliés

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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. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 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. Very Good.

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        Genera plantarum secundum ordines naturales disposita, juxta methodum in Horto Regio.

      Paris: Herissant und Barrois, 1789. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (203x125 mm). [24], lxxii, 498, [2] pp. Errata on final leaf. Contemporary French mottled sheep, spine with 5 raised bands richly gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers (top of spine little chipped, light wear to extremities, boards bowed slightly outwards), marbled endpapers. Text little age-toned, very little occasional foxing. A nice, clean and unmarked copy. ----Horblit 68b; Norman 1194; Hunt 703; Stafleu TL2 3468. See also Morton, History of Botanical Science, pp.311-3 and Stafleu, Linnaeus and the Linnaeans, pp.321-2. - FIRST EDITION OF A LANDMARK IN THE HISTORY OF BOTANY. In this "revolutionary work" (Hunt) A. L. de Jussieu (1748--1836) set up a complete natural vegetable system, which superseded Linnaeus' classification and became the starting-point for all subsequent systematic improvements. Near Fine.

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      1789. Chevalier-Marescq & Cie - E. Plon, Nourrit & Cie. 1888-1893. In-4.Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs. 5 volumes de 300 à 600 env. chacun (plusieurs paginations). Auteur, titre, tomaison, dates et filets dorés sur les dos. Texte sur plusieurs colonnes. Tomes 3 (1845-1859) et 6 (1878-1886) manquants. Quelques manques sur les dos et les plats. Quelques feuillets détachés et légèrement abîmés. Pandectes françaises. Tome I: 1789-1829. Tome II: 1830-1844, Tome IV: 1860-1869. Tome V: 1870-1877. Tables générales: 1789-1886. Comprenant toutes les décisions importantes et pratiques de la Cour de Cassation, des Cours d'Appel, des Tribunaux Civils, de Commerce et de Paix, du Tribunal des Conflits, du Conseil d'Etat, des Conseils de Préfecture et autres juridictions.

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        Zwo Abhandlungen über die Nutritionskraft welche von der Kayserlichen Academie der Wissenschaften in St. Petersburg den Preis getheilt erhalten haben. Die erste von Herrn Hofrath Blumenbach, die zwote von Herrn Prof. Born. Nebst einer fernern Erläuterung eben derselben Materie, von C. F. Wolff.

      St. Petersburg: Kayserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1789. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to (295 x 220 mm). 63 [1]; 94 pp. Signatures: A-H4; A-L4 M-N2 (-N2, presumed blank), 79 of 80 leaves, lacking the engraved plate to Blumenbach's text. Text block untrimmed and partially unopened. Early 19th-century blue paper covered boards (old rebacking, head of spine torn). A stipple engraved portrait of Blumenbach by Ball after Grimm is bound in as a frontispiece. Internally little age-toned, untrimmed leaves little soiled and frayed at fore-margins. Provenance: William Lister*, with engraved booklabel "Dr. Lister, Lincoln's Inn Fields", Walter Pagel Library (paper label to front pastedown). Except for the lacking portrait a fine, unsophisticated copy. ----FIRST EDITION, exceedingly rare. "Two papers responding to the prize question on plant nutrition set by the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences for 1782 and resubmitted in 1788. There is an appendix by Wolff, the larger second section of the book, Von der eigenthümlichen und wesentlichen Kraft der vegetabilischen sowohl als auch der animalischen Substanz. This is cited as a separate item in Gaissinovitch's D.S.B. article, but it was not published independently. This was a crucial period in the history of the theories of plant nutrition, begun by Ingenhousz's discovery of photosynthesis (1779) but only fully developed when Lavoisier's new chemistry was assimilated. This is discussed by Sachs (History of Botany, 1890, pp. 494), though he does not mention these prize essays on the subject. Wolff is a key Figure in the history of botany, the first since Malpighi and Grew to devote attention to plant anatomy. His Theoria Generationis (1759), which established the theory of epigenesis, laid the foundation of our understanding of the development of plant cells. *William Lister (1757?-1830), the former (perhaps first) owner of this copy took his MD at Edinburgh in 1781. He settled in London and was physician to St. Thomas' Hospital. He was a good classical scholar. (Munk II, pp. 329-7)" R. Gaskell, Books from the Library of Walter Pagel, Pt. 2, 16. This book is very rare with no copy in the USA and the U.K. according to OCLC/Worldcat. Very Good.

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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

      Geo. Goulding, London 1789 - 3/4 modern brown morocco & cloth, 4to. Spine with 5 raised bands, title in gilt and decorations in other compartments. Slight rubbing to extrems. Hinges tight. Eps clean. Very mild occasional foxing and a rare marginal finger smudge. This copy trimmed a bit by binder and lacking half title, as is often the case with this volume. Illus. with a large copper-engraved folding map facing the title pg. and 21 other copper-engraved plates, charts and maps, some folding. Lg. folding map a bit soiled with a few very small marginal tears. 1 plate expertly repaired and laid on to new backing sheet. Three of the plates hand colored. pp. xxix, errata, 360, 47. Actually written by William Beresford and edited with appendices by George Dixon, this is a series of 49 letters giving an account of an English expedition to establish fur trade in North America, with information on North American geography, ethnology, and natural history from Nootka Sound northward. Streeter notes: "Portlock and Dixon, who had been with Captain Cook, made this expedition to the northwest coast of America to collect furs for a group of London merchants. Portlock, the Commander-in-Chief, was on the King George. The expedition left Gravesend August 29, 1785, and arrived at the Sandwich Islands via Cape Horn in May 1786. The mouth of Cooks's River in Alaska was reached July 18 and the rest of the summer was spent in sailing down the Coast as far as Nootka Sound. The expedition wintered in the Sandwich Islands and in 1788 proceeded to Prince William Sound where they met Captain Meares. The vessels parted company in May, with Portlock exploring the Alaskan coast and Dixon sailing again for Nootka Sound, where he named 'Dixon's Entrance' and the "Queen Charlotte Islands.' The furs were sold at Canton, China, and both ships, after a most successful voyage arrived back in England by way of Cape Good Hope in the summer of 1788." Howes D-365, Cowan p.70, Streeter 3484, Sabin 64390. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Young Widow; or, the History of Cornelia Sedley, in a series of letters. Four volumes.

      Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson. 1789 [4], 242pp; [4], 267pp; [4], 297, [1]p; [4], 378, [2]pp ads, half title. 8vo. Some staining & foxing to text, most noticeable across first six leaves vol. II. Expertly bound in recent half sprinkled calf, raised & gilt banded spines, red morocco labels, marbled boards. Signature of what appears to read B. Hollis, Oct.13th 1795 at head of half titles.ESTC T177867. In early 1789 Hayley is recorded as revising the proof sheets for four volumes which 'were nothing more or less than a novel, which a singular incident induced the poet to compose. It happened that in revising for his literary friend, Charlotte Smith, one of her novels in manuscript, he objected to her mode of terminating the story, and suggested a new train of occurrences for that purpose. The lady, of a most lively and powerful imagination, had anticipated the objections of her friendly critic, and forming from her own fancy a new catastrophe for her composition, had no occasion to avail herself of the poet's suggestion. The idea, however, that he had started, appeared too good to be utterly lost; and he was therefore tempted to build upon it the novel in a series of letters, which he entitled, The Young Widow, or the History of Cornelia Sedley. It was written with so pure a design to promote the interest of religion, that the author was tempted to send a handsome copy of the performance with [an] anonymous letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury'. (Ref: Memoirs of the Life and Writings of William Hayley. 1823.)

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        Dictionnaire des graveurs anciens et modernes

      Mentioned second edition, the original being published in 1767. Two frontispieces, one of Cochin, the second of Peter Delin and two header engraved by Choffart. Some copies at the request of the buyer who could command, contained 50 engravings. These copies appear very rare. Half brown marbled sheepskin mid nineteenth century. Back to nerves decorated wheels on the nerves and wheels caps. Parts as red shagreen, and volume number in black shagreen. Caps fragile head, with small gaps. Friction. The copy was interleaved many layers, most remained white, but some contain annotations. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez l'auteur, Prault, Cuchet à Paris 1789 2 tomes en 2 vol. in-8 (12,5x20cm) relié

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        Arthur Phillip Esq. Captain General and Commander in Chief...

      London: J. Stockdale, 1789. Stipple engraved oval portrait by Sherwin; 150 x 125 mm. The classic contemporary portrait of Captain Arthur Phillip, commander of the First Fleet and first governor of the fledgling convict settlement at Port Jackson. This portrait was engraved as the frontispiece to The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay, a compilation of Phillip's dispatches and the most significant official account of the perilous early history of the settlement.This detailed portrait is based on the original oil by Francis Wheatley painted in 1786 - now a national treasure held by the Mitchell Library in Sydney. fine.

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        Lettres écrites à ses amis en Toscane pendant le cours de ses voyages en Italie, en Sicile et en Turquie, sur l'histoire naturelle, l'industrie & le commerce de ces différentes contrées.

      Paris, Duchesne, 1789. ____ Première édition française, de ces lettres de voyage en Sicile et en Turquie. La traduction est de Pingeron, qui l'a enrichie de notes. Fente à un mors du premier volume, bon exemplaire par ailleurs. Rare. Manquait à Chadenat et à Blackmer. Quérard 9, 98. *****. 3 volumes in-8. [195 x 123 mm] Collation : XVI, 542 pp. /(4), 463 2 pl. / (4), 489 pp., 3 pl. Basane brune, dos orné, chainette dorée d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        [ESCLAVAGE] Réclamations et observations des colons, sur l'idée de l'abolition de la traite et de l'affranchissement des Nègres

      Second edition of this book appeared anonymously and given to David Duval Sanadon by Barbier.Binding to bradel full cartonage light gray. spine smooth mute. S.n. s.l. Septembre 1789 in-8 (12x21cm) 52pp. relié

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      London: n.p., 1789. full tree calf, red leather spine label. Schmidt, George Frederic. small 8vo. full tree calf, red leather spine label. (xxviii), 122, (2) pages with a frontispiece portrait of the artist. First edition signed by the author at the end of the introduction. Dedicated to Monsieur Wille, graveur du roi de France, de L'Académie Royale de peinture et de plusiers autres académies. This copy of the book carries the signature and annotations of Franz Rechberger (1771-1841), a painter and engraver who was the personal curator of the Austrian collector, patron, and bibliophile le Comte Moritz von Fries (1777-1826). (For further information on Rechberger see Bénézit, 8 p.639, and Nagler, Die Monogrammisten II p.863.) The Comte de Fries was a patron of Ludwig van Beethoven and friend of Franz Schubert. He had amassed a collection of over 16,000 books (mostly large, illustrated works of the 18th century), 300 paintings and 100,000 drawings and prints representing all schools, before it had to be sold as a result of his bankruptcy in 1826. The collection is now dispersed throughout various public and private European collections. This book is annotated by Rechberger with notations of which prints were owned by Fries. Includes a complete catalogue of the prints and bookplates made by Schmidt. The book opens with a fine etching of Schmidt by "Wagner à Leipsic." Head and tail of spine with small chips, some rubbing to hinges. Bookplate on front pastedowns of Theodor Noderer and one indicating that this book came from the reference library and stock of H.P. Kraus. A commemorative booklabel which indicates that this set came from the reference library of H.P. Kraus purchased by Oak Knoll Books at the auction sale is loosely inserted. Covers cracked along front hinge.

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

      The Hague: Aux depens de l'auteur, 1789. 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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        Opere spirituali Santa Madre Teresa di Gesù, 6 volumi, Faenza Benedetti, 1789

      1789. Autore: Vedi titolo in oggetto e foto, oppure contattateci tramite mail o telefono, trovate i nostri dati in basso dopo le foto. Titolo: Opere spirituali della Santa Madre Teresa di Giesù, novellamente tradotte secondo le accuratissime Edizioni Castigliane uscite alla luce in quest'ultimi anni in Barcellona, e Madrid. Edizione novissima incui sono state per l'ultima volta, cogli suddetti originali riscontrate e diligentemente espurgate da ogni errore di stampa, di traduzione, di sintassi, di ortografia, ed in miglior forma ridotte. Accresciute di due interi tomi di nuove lettere della Santa e, con note date per la prima volta alla luce in Madrid nel 1771, ed ora nella lingua spagnola nell'italiana trasportate Luogo e Data di Pubblicazione: In Faenza, nella stamperia Benedetti e Genestri, 1779 Pagine: VII, 1nn, 548, VI, 2nn, 422, VI, 2nn, 426, 346, XVI, 429 Dimensioni cm.: 26X19 Stato di Conservazione: A meno di gravi mancanze che in genere vengono evidenziate nella descrizione e nelle foto, per lo stato di conservazione fanno fede le fotografie che trovate dopo la descrizione, in ogni caso potete contattarci tramite mail o telefono, trovate i nostri dati in basso dopo le foto. Teresa di Gesù, o d'Ávila, al secolo Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda Dávila y Ahumada (Ávila, 28 marzo 1515 - Alba de Tormes, 15 ottobre 1582), è stata una religiosa e mistica spagnola. Entrata nel Carmelo di Ávila a vent'anni, fuggita di casa, dopo un travagliato percorso interiore che la condusse a quella che definì in seguito la sua "conversione" (a trentanove anni), divenne una delle figure più importanti della Riforma cattolica grazie alla sua attività di scrittrice e fondatrice delle monache e dei frati Carmelitani Scalzi, e grazie alla fondazione di monasteri in diversi luoghi di Spagna, e anche oltre (prima della sua morte venne fondato un monastero di Scalzi a Lisbona). Morì ad Alba de Tormes nel 1582 durante uno dei suoi viaggi. Fu autrice di diversi testi nei quali presenta la sua dottrina mistico-spirituale e i fondamenti e le origini del suo ideale di Riforma dell'Ordine carmelitano. La sua opera maggiormente celebre è "Il castello interiore" (intitolato anche "Mansioni"), itinerario dell'anima alla ricerca di Dio attraverso sette particolari passaggi di elevazione, affiancata dal "Cammino di perfezione", e dalle "Fondazioni" nonché da molte massime, poesie e preghiere, alcune delle quali particolarmente celebri. Proclamata beata nel 1610 e poi santa da papa Gregorio XV nel 1622, fu annoverata tra i dottori della Chiesa nel 1970 da Paolo VI, insieme a Caterina da Siena.

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        ARISTOTLE'S TREATISE ON POETRY. Translated with notes on the translation and on the original and Two Dissertations on Poetical and Musical Imitation.

      London, Payne & Son, White & Son; Robson and Clarke et al., 1789. FIRST EDITION 1789, 4to, approximately 275 x 215 mm, 11 x 8½ inches, pages: xix, plus Errata, 1-68, 65-565, [3] plus [28] pages of Index, mispagination between pages 68 & 65, catchwords correct and collates the same as all copies, bound in full diced calf, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, gilt decoration to edges of covers, gilt dentelles, original marbled endpapers, speckled edges. Binding rubbed and slightly scuffed with uneven fading, professionally rebacked using original spine, 2 corners worn with slight loss of leather, inner paper hinges cracked, age-browning and pale foxing throughout, occasional dark fox spot, light rippling to upper margins on a few pages at front and rear, tear to 1 lower margin with loss, not affecting text, small hole in 1 page, affecting 3 letters on one side, the other blank, otherwise a very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Vie du Capitaine Cook, traduite de l'anglois du docteur Kippis, Membre de la Société Royale de Londres. Par M. Castera.

      Paris: Hôtel de Thou, 1789. Two volumes, octavo; 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. A couple of spots and slight marginal defect to the first leaf of text in volume II, but a fine copy.

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        Views in the South Seas


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      Paris 1789 - Etching and aquatint, printed in four colours (Very good, slighty dusty in margins, with very light stains), 30 x 25 cm (11.81 x 9.84 inches). Rare etching and colour aquatint, printed from four plates, shows the Fall of the Bastille on the First day of the French revolution. This magnificent rare etching and aquatint printed in colour shows the attack on the Bastille in Paris during the first day of the French Revolution on July 14 1789. The etching was made by a French artist Laurent Guyot (1756-1808), who personally witnessed and sketched some of the events during the first days of the French Revolution. Guyot lived and worked in Versailles and Paris and had connections with British printers of the time. He was known for his colour prints. The extremely demanding printing technique of etching and colour aquatint was aiming to reproduce painted colours and make painting approachable for wider audience. This engraving is printed from four plates: black etching and aquatint, and red, blue and green aquatinted plates. All the GuyotÕs works are rare on the market. References: De Vinck, 1552. Hennin, 10316. VidŽodisque, 894-895.

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        Traité élémentaire de chimie, présenté dans un ordre nouveau et d'après les découvertes modernes; avec figures... 2 Parts in 2 volumes.

      Paris: Chez Cuchet, 1789. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (193x124 mm), xliv, 322; viii, 323-653, [3] pp., including half title to each part, 2 folding tables in part I and 13 folding engraved plates in part II. Little browning to text and plates, plate 8 with repair to margin not affecting image. Contemporary calf (little wear to hinges), flat spines attractively gilt with floral and ornamental tooling and red morocco lettering pieces, red-dyed edges, marbled endpapers. Little browning and occasional spotting, blue sticker to top corner of p.54. A handsome copy with ample margins. ----Dibner 43; Horblit 64; PMM 238; Sparrow 126; Wellcome III, p. 460; Norman 1295; Duveen 340. - FIRST EDITION, second issue. Lavoisier's Traite "...was a decisive move in the final overthrow of alchemy and the phlogiston theory introduced by Stahl a century earlier. By the use of the balance of weight determination at every chemical change and the building of a rational system of elements, Lavoisier laid the foundation of modern chemistry" (Dibner). The illustrations for this edition were conceived and executed by Lavoisier's wife, a skilled painter and engraver who had studied under Louis David, and who collaborated with her husband in his scientific experiments and researches. The second issue contains tables and various approvals of the work not included in the single-volume first or trial issue, of which only two copies are known. Near Fine.

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        The History of England, from the invasion of Julius Cæsar to the revolution in 1688. In eight volumes, illustrated with plates. A new edition, with the author's last corrections and improvements. To which is prefixed, a short account of his life, written by himself.

      Printed for T. Cadell ... sold by T. Longman; Printed for T. Cadell ... and R. Baldwin. 1789-1790 WITH: The History of England, from the Revolution to the death of George the Second. Designed as a continuation of Mr. Hume's History. In five volumes. By T. Smollett ... A new edition, with the author's last corrections and improvements. 13 volumes. 8vo. Front. in vol. I of both works, engraved portrait plates. Occasional foxing with some offsetting from plates, otherwise a nice, bright set. Handsomely bound in contemp. tree calf, spines elaborately dec. in gilt, with red & green morocco labels; heads of spines a little rubbed, front boards of Smollett vols. IV & V scuffed with calf lifted in small sections. Overall a beautiful set of a foundational work on English history. v.g.ESTC T82473, T55317.

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        "The following Letter from Port Jackson, dated Nov., 14, 1788, is written by a Female Pen" [in] The London Chronicle.

      London: 28 May, 1789. Broadsheet, 8 pp. comprising a complete issue of the London Chronicle, original tax stamp; disbound. The first published account of life in Sydney by a woman, and a letter of some descriptive power: 'every one is so taken up with their own misfortunes, that they have no pity to bestow upon others.' First-hand accounts by women of the earliest phase of European settlement are very scarce.'I take the first opportunity that has been given us, to acquaint you with our disconsolate situation in this solitary waste of the creation. Our passage, you may have heard by the last ships, was tolerably favourable; but the inconveniences suffered for want of shelter, bedding, &c. are not to be imagined by any stranger. However, we have now two streets, if four rows of the most miserable huts you can possibly conceive of, deserve that name: windows they have none, as from the Governor's house &c., now nearly finished, no glass could be spared; so that lattices of twigs are made by our people to supply their places. At the extremity of the lines, where, since our arrival, the dead are buried, there is a place called the Church-yard; but we hear as soon as a sufficient quantity of bricks can be made, a church is to be built, and named St. Philip, after the Governor. Notwithstanding all our presents, the savages still continue to do us all the injury they can, which makes the soldiers duty very hard, and much dissatisfaction among the officers. I know not how many of our people have been killed.'As for the distresses of the women, they are past description, as they are deprived of tea and other things they were indulged in, in the voyage, by the seamen; and as they are all totally unprovided with clothes, those who have young children are quite wretched. Besides this, though a number of marriages have taken place, several women, who became pregnant on the voyage, and are since left by their partners, who have returned to England, are not likely even here to form any fresh connections. We are comforted with the hopes of a supply of tea from China, and flattered with getting riches when the settlement is complete, and the hemp which this place produces is brought to perfection. Our kangaroo cats (sic) are like mutton, but much leaner; and here is a kind of chickweed so much in taste like our spinach, that no difference can be discerned. Something like ground ivy is used for tea; but a scarcity of salt and sugar makes our best meals insipid. The separation of several of us to an uninhabited island was like a second transportation. In short, every one is so taken up with their own misfortunes, that they have no pity to bestow upon others. All our letters are examined by an officer; but a friend takes this for me personally. The ships sail to-night.'The letter has since been printed as the first entry in Patricia Clarke and Dale Spender's Life Lines, and they speculate that the author may have been on board Lady Penrhyn (which had half of the convict women), and also offer the reminder that a surprising number of the women of the First Fleet were literate: 'over a quarter of the women who arrived on the First Fleet and who married within the next two years were able to write their names in the marriage register.' Nonetheless, despite the many tantalising clues - the author seems to suggest that she was transported to Norfolk Island - identifying the author remains an unlikely task, even despite her high standard of education. Some toning and a little frayed, but in very good fresh condition, disbound.

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        Art du verre. Art de la verrerie. Verre tourné. Verre au fourneau. Verre a la lampe (instrumens de physique). Fil de verre. Art de peindre sur verre.

      Paris, (1789) estratto cop. muta, pp. 414/572 con 15 tavole ( 7 doppie)14 tavole ( 5 doppie)7 tavole ( 3 doppie)2 tavole8 (di suppl.) di cm. 22 x 29,5 incise in rame. In totale 46 tavole (15 doppie). Tutte relative alla lavorazione manuale del vetro : strumenti, ambienti, operai, ecc. ecc. Molto interessanti e quasi tutte bellissime, - !! ATTENTION !!: : NOT A BOOK : ?estratto? or ?stralcio? means simply a few pages, original nonetheless, printed in a magazine. Pages are indicated as in "from? ?to", for example: 229/231 means the text comprises three pages (229, 230 and 231). If the magazine that contained the pages is not mentioned, it is because it is unknown to us.

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        Nouveau voyage en Espagne, ou tableau de l'etat actuel de cette monarchie

      Chez Regnault. Second printing of the first edition with relay as illustrated 3 folding maps (Spain, Madrid and Cadiz Bay), the colored map of Spain and 9 boards including 7 folding. Sheepskin brown half contemporary. Back tooled raised fat nets. Part of title and volume number in tan calf. Hat Volume I partially frayed, torn from Volume 2, a lack in Volume 3; tail of Volume I and 2 partially torn. Lower joint Volume 2 open tail. Volume 3 of the upper joint split tail. Overall very rubbed. I trimmed the edge of the volume and other volumes blunt. 3 boards bearing tears. Wetting at the beginning of Volume II. The advantage of this trip is to take care of contemporary Spain in the late eighteenth century. It was written by an eyewitness, Ambassador of France to Madrid, Baron Jean François de Bourgoing. From 1782, he chose to visit Spain to establish a true picture. It covers all aspects, economics, commerce, institutions, kitchen ... --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Regnault à Paris 1789 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 8 (12x20cm) (4) iv 368pp. (1) et (4) 382pp; (4) et (4) 402pp. (2) relié

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        An Authentic Journal of the Expedition under Commodore Phillips to Botany Bay: with an Account of the Settlement made at Port Jackson and a Description of the Inhabitants, &c. With a Copy of a Letter from Captain Tench of the Marines; and a List of the Civil and Military Establishment. To which is added An Historical Narrative of the Discovery of New Holland...

      London: Printed for C. Forster... , 1789. Octavo; frontispiece folding map hand-coloured in outline; very good in recent dark green crushed morocco gilt. The very first book to describe the foundation of Australia: an exceptionally rare, important and elusive book. Known in only two private and four institutional copies, this is rarer even than either Blaxland's Journal of a Tour of Discovery or Lewin's Birds of New South Wales. It belongs to a very small handful of Australian books that are celebrated and important but virtually never seen on the market.With the possible exception of a single sheet of printed paper (the broadside Extract of a Journal by Richard Williams, the exact date of publication of which in 1789 is uncertain - that broadside survives in a single copy at the Mitchell Library), this was the earliest full account of settlement in New South Wales to be separately published. Rushed into print to meet the incredible demand for news of Botany Bay, it predates all the traditional "First Fleet Books".Published on 2 April 1789, the Authentic Journal appeared only ten days after the earliest of the First Fleet ships to return to England had docked in Plymouth, eight days after the first newspaper mentions, and only six days after the first official despatches from the colony had reached the government in London. The man in the street in 1789 was thus well up on events in New South Wales virtually as soon as the inner enclaves of government.The arrival of any word from New South Wales should be seen in the context of a public longing for information. For every First-Fleeter there must have been dozens of connections who had waited more than two years for news of their banished spouses, children, relatives, friends, neighbours or colleagues, who might as well have been on the moon for all they knew of their fate. The whole public too waited for news of the transportation experiment.The First Fleet accounts with which we are familiar - Tench and Phillip, followed by White, Hunter, Tench's second book and Collins's two books - were written by and in the main intended for members of the establishment. Information was decidedly scarce for the ordinary man in the street, not least because of a lack of material coming back from the ordinary man in New South Wales, who did not have the benefit of access to despatches, nor contracts with publishers negotiated before his departure. It should not be forgotten too that a significant proportion of the transported personnel colonising the Australian east coast was not even literate.London publishers, then as now anxious to profit from fast-breaking news, would have cast around for any information that they could broadcast in the spring of 1789. The information that appears here was in fact derived from a number of sources. The first twenty pages are based on reports that appeared in the London Chronicle on 24, 26 and 28 March 1789, along with notices in other newspapers (these newspaper reports were based on information gained from crewmen on the returning transport ships Prince of Wales and Borrowdale, which docked at Plymouth on 23 and 24 March). The next nineteen pages (22-40) publish a letter from Watkin Tench, whose own Narrative of the Voyage was not to be published until 24 April, and the work also prints an anonymous letter about Norfolk Island that is thought to have been written by Philip Gidley King, as well as a "Copy of a Letter from one of the Convicts to a female Friend in London", which provides an insight into the First Fleet from the surprisingly uncommon perspective of one of the transported convicts.The second section of the book was bought-in by Forster from another publisher, and comprises the 54 pages of text of Stockdale's 1786 third edition of his Historical Narrative of the Discovery of New Holland and New South Wales, 1786, a book published before the sailing of the First Fleet and therefore restricted to material from Cook's first voyage.This copy has long been in private ownership; we know of only one other copy to have appeared on the market in the last thirty years (three times auctioned, it first appeared at the sale of the Ivo Hammet library in 1982, was sold again at the dispersal of the Bremer collection in 1988, then again at the Davidson sale in 2005). We know of no other privately held copy; in libraries Ferguson could record only his own copy, and one each at the National and Mitchell Libraries. A further institutional copy (Allport Library) was located for the Ferguson Addenda. Margins of map neatly repaired at edge; in very good condition in a modern binding.

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        A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay; with an account of New South Wales...

      London: J. Debrett, 1789. Octavo in fours, complete with the rare half-title and the 2pp. advertisement at end; a fine and internally very fresh copy in a handsome tree-calf binding. A very good copy of the elusive first edition of the most significant first settlement book - the earliest authentic account of settled Australia to appear in print. For years thought to have been published on 24 April 1789, it has now been conclusively shown that the book actually appeared on 4 April, a scant fortnight after the first vessels of the First Fleet returned. Long recognised as one of the scarcest of any of the First Fleet accounts, Tench's first book was actually published days, not weeks, after the various "Officer" and other chapbook accounts, which adds something to our understanding of the first rush of British interest in news from down-under.Tench's book not only predates the other First Fleet accounts, but it is also arguably the most readable and the most sympathetic (it is also the rarest to find in a complete state). John White's journal apart, the others are more or less official in tone; none has the directness of Tench's description of life in the first days of the colony.Tench signs off the preface to his book "Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, New South Wales, July 10, 1788". Tench had come to an arrangement with the London publisher, Debrett, before he left England. His account proved popular, not surprisingly in view of the large public that would have been curious for news of the colony, and three editions in English, a Dublin piracy, as well as French, German, Swedish and Dutch translations all appeared quickly.Tench played an important role in the early exploration of the area around Sydney (he discovered the Nepean River and traced it to the Hawkesbury, and began the many attempts to conquer the Blue Mountains). Yet his most important role in the history of the convict settlement at Sydney Cove was as a writer who spread information for the general public in Britain while preserving important details for posterity. He was a lively, good-humoured and cultured member of the new society, and these qualities come through in his book which gives a vivid picture of the voyage out, and the establishment of the town at Sydney Cove. Apart from its importance as the first genuine description of the new colony, Tench's narrative provides us with the clearest of the surviving images of the first crucial months of settlement. In fine condition, in an excellent modern period-style binding by Aquarius.

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        Voyage à la Baie Botanique Avec une Description du nouveau Pays de Galles Méridional, de ses habitans, de ses productions, &c. & quelques détails relatifs à M. de la Peyrouse, pendant son séjour à la Baie Botanique... A laquelle on a ajouté le récit historique de la Découverte de la Nouvelle Hollande...

      Paris: Letellier, 1789. Octavo, large copy in later French marbled boards. One of two French editions of Tench's Narrative, the first French publication on settled Australia, and one of the very earliest descriptions in French of the appearance of La Pérouse at Botany Bay in 1788.Tench's first work on the colony at Port Jackson was the earliest authentic account of New South Wales to appear in print, the earliest English printing appearing for sale on 24 April 1789. In the first eight months of publication it went through four editions in English (one a Dublin piracy), two in French, two in German and one in Dutch, testament to its popularity and to the exceptional curiosity of the European public about the colonial experiment at Botany Bay. Tench's book did not disappoint the reading public: he was a perceptive observer, and his polished and shrewd account is considered the most readable of all of the First Fleet books.Two French editions of Tench's Narrative were published during 1789, of uncertain priority; the other was published by Knapen fils. This is the more extended version and includes a long, 85-page section about the history of discovery entitled "Récit historique de la découverte de la Nouvelle Hollande et du nouveau Pays de Galles Méridional". The economic historian K.M. Dallas sees this section as significant evidence in the continuing debate about the reasons for the decision to settle New South Wales.This copy, like all examples of this edition that we have handled, does not have a folding map: Ferguson mentions there being one in the National Library's copy but that is almost certainly an addition as no map is mentioned in the "Table" Good.

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        Lieut. Watts.

      London: Stockdale, 8 December, 1789. Stipple engraving, 230 x 180 mm. (plate size), some spotting else fine. Uncommon engraved portrait of John Watts, veteran of Cook's third voyage, who sailed with the First Fleet on board Lady Penrhyn. Although published by Stockdale and intended to be included in Governor Phillip's account of New South Wales, it is only rarely seen in the first edition because it was issued too late to be included in most copies (Phillip's account was officially published on 3 December 1789, while this portrait is dated 8 December).Watts entered the Royal Navy in 1770 and in March 1776 was appointed to the Resolution as a midshipman, sailing with Cook on his third voyage. In 1787 he took leave of absence from the Navy to sail with the First Fleet to New South Wales in the convict transport Lady Penrhyn, and ultimately took command of the ship at Port Jackson in order to continue to China for the East India Company. Extracts from Watts' journal of the First Fleet voyage appear in The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay (London, 1789) as do three plates after his sketches. Two are coastal profiles: one shows two views of the Curtis Isles, the other has two views of the Macaulay Isles. The third plate depicts the New Holland Cassowary, Watts being the first known European to depict an emu, having sent the bird to Sir Joseph Banks (DAAO).

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