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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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        Anfangsgründe der ökonomischen und technischen Chymie

      1789. Fine engraved vignette on title of two putti in a chemical laboratory. Seven large folding printed tables (they are actually counted as pp. 663-76). xvi, 717, [1] pp. 8vo, cont. half-sheep & paste-paper boards, spine gilt, contrasting leather lettering piece on spine. Leipzig: Weidmann, 1789. [with]: -. Zusätze… 2 p.l., 202 pp. 8vo, binding as above. Leipzig: Weidmann, 1798. Second edition, enlarged, of the first volume, accompanied by the first edition of the supplementary volume. Suckow (1751-1813), a member of the famous family of scientists, was professor of physics, chemistry, and natural history at the University of Heidelberg. He wrote many books and articles on chemistry, natural history, botany, and mineralogy. "This extensive work on industrial and technical chemistry is in two parts. The first part covers theory…and the second treats applied or practical chemistry…The second section is divided into parts on vegetable, animal and mineral substances. In addition to numerous bibliographical notes in the text is the six page bibliography of chemistry including both books and periodicals."-Cole, p. 519 (describing the 1st ed. of 1784). Fine and attractive set. Finely engraved contemporary bookplate of "Le Comte de Seinsheim." ❧ A.D.B., Vol. 37, pp. 105-06. Ferchl, p. 523. Ferguson, II p. 417 (an incomplete copy). Neville, II, p. 528-"Rare." Neville's copy lacks the supplementary volume. Poggendorff, II, 1046-47.

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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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        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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PANDECTES CHRONOLOGIQUES, OU COLLECTION NOUVELLE RESUMANT LA JURISPRUDENCE, DE 1789 A 1886, DATE DE CREATION DU RECUEIL MENSUEL, 5 VOLUMES

      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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        CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ DE L'OEUVRE DE FEU GEORGE FREDERIC SCHMIDT, GRAVEUR DU ROI DE PRUSSE, MEMBRE DES ACADÉMIES ROYALES DE PEINTURE DE BERLIN ET DE PARIS, ET DE L'ACADÉMIE IMPÉRIALE DE ST. PETERSBOURG

      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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        FRENCH REVOLUTION: DEMOLITION DE LA BASTILLE ET VUE DE LA PORTE QUI CONDUISOIT AU JARDIN

      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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        The natural history and antiquities of Selborne, in the county of Southampton: with engravings, and an appendix

      First Edition London Printed by T. Bensley: for B. White and Son, at Horace's Head, Fleet-Street M,DCC,LXXXIX [1789] 4to: [2],vi,468 [i.e. 466],[14]pp, with two copper-engraved titles and seven plates (including the folding frontispiece) from drawings by Samuel Hieronymus Grimm, plus index and list of errata. Advertisement signed and dated: Gil. White. January 1st, 1788. Signature Ppp2 misnumbered Pp2; page 292 misnumbered 262; pp. 441-2 lacking in numbering only?text is continuous. Bound by Bayntun in full red levant morocco, spine gilt in six compartments (central ornament in four, lettering in two), boards framed in gilt filet with dominant gilt diamond centerpiece, elaborate gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, two red silk page markera laid in. A Fine wide-margined example, vritually pristine (folding frontispiece lightly soiled, typical cross-toning from engravings). Provenance: Philadelphia bibliophile Herman Blum, with his gilt stamp, dated 10/30/51, on front fly leaf. Martin 90. Rothschild 2550. Grolier English 62. Nissen IVB 985. British Bee Books 143. Mullens and Swann, page 633. Near Fine First Edition, and the only English edition published in the author's lifetime. "Selborne" is comprised of three epistolary sequences?the letters addressed to Thomas Pennant (who, when White met him, was preparing the second edition of his British Zoology) and Daines Barrington (who had devised the design for a naturalist's annual notebook that White adopted for his own recorded-keeping) form the natural history portion, while the remainder, unaddressed, make up the account of parish antiquities. "In contrast to White's [earlier] observations of the natural world . . . Selborne is a literary work . . . [His] attention ran counter to the spirit of leading contemporaries, many of whom sought the generalization of knowledge . . . [Yet it] was precisely White's resistance to generalization, together with his unending flow of rich particularity, that enabled him to fulfill his main aim, that of encouraging his readers to give 'a more ready attention' to the flora and fauna of their daily world. . . . [A]lthough he has had many imitators . . . nobody has managed to rival the grace and ease of White's writing, [which] has delighted readers for more than two centuries, and unites the cabinet (of specimens), the laboratory, and the study, not only with the open field and the leafy canopy of a wooded valley but also with the bare roof ledge outside the window, where pigeons coo, sparrows squabble, or the local robin taps for food." (ODNB). "Our chief interest in the volume, as a piece of bookmaking, centers in the illustrations, engraved by Peter Mazell and Daniel Lerpiniere. These comprise a vignette on the title-page to The Natural History, with a line from White's own poem, 'The Invitation to the Selborne"; seven plates, one, the large folding frontispiece, which is said to contain portraits of four of White's friends; and a vignette on the title-page of The Antiquities. (Grolier English Literature 100, 62)

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        DE RE DIPLOMATICA Libri VI in quibus quidquid ad veterum Instrumentorum Antiquitatem, Materiam, Scripturam & Stilum, quidquid ad Sigilla Monogramma, Subscriptiones ac Notas Chronologicas, quidquid inde ad Antiquariam, Historicam, Foresemque Disciplinam pertinet, explicatur & illustratur. Accedunt de Antiquis Regum Francorum Palatiis. Veterum Scripturam varia specimina, tabulis LX comprehensa. Nova duecentorum et amplius monumentorum collectio.

      ex Tip. V. Ursini, 1789. 2 p. in un gr. vol. in folio gr., pp. (4), XX, 668; VIII, 116, CLXXX, 10, bella leg. primo '900 m. pelle con tass. e tit. oro e fregi al d., piatti in cart. dec. Tagli rossi. Al I tomo belliss. antip. inc. in rame a p. pag. da A. Zaballi e su entrambi i voll. vignetta in rame al front. raff. veduta di Napoli con il Vesuvio. Con 59 tavv. inc. in rame da Cimarelli, spesso ripp. o su doppia pag., nel I vol. e altre 10 nel II vol. Capilett. e fregi xilogr. Moltissime incis. n.t., anche come gr. testat., raff. sigilli, medaglie, monete, sigle, iscrizioni, monogrammi, etc... PMM 158 per ediz. orig. Splendido esempl. in barbe, in ottimo stato di conservaz. [071]

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        Voyage from New South Wales to Canton, in the year 1788, with Views of the Islands discovered.

      London: J. Debrett, 1789. Quarto, with an engraved vignette on the title and four large folding plates; handsomely bound in half speckled calf, spine gilt-ruled with raised bands, the Coles copy with his bookplate. First edition of this rare (indeed sometimes forgotten) First Fleet book, which also describes the first trading voyage out of Port Jackson in 1788. Captain Thomas Gilbert was part of the establishment of the first European settlement at Port Jackson as commander of the Charlotte, the 335-ton First Fleet transport that carried over 100 convicts to Australia. Charlotte left Port Jackson on 6 May 1788 bound for China to take on a cargo of tea under charter to the East India Company. Travelling with Captain Gilbert was Captain John Marshall on the Scarborough, another First Fleet ship that had delivered 208 convicts to the newly established colony.Gilbert records in small detail the voyage to and his subsequent stay in Port Jackson. 'I had on board my ship upwards of one hundred and thirty convicts, male and female: many of the former were fellows of a most abandoned and desperate character... ; I took leave of Governor Phillip... and here let me embrace the opportunity... of acknowledging... the civilities I received from those gentlemen; among whom I would particularly notice that valuable officer Captain Hunter.' Gilbert also makes much mention of the constant fight to hold scurvy at bay 'we hauled... for fish as often as possible, but we found, that though this kind of food might palliate in some degree, the violence of the scurvy, it did not prove an effectual remedy.'Gilbert goes on to describe their voyage to Canton, the first trading voyage to be undertaken out of Port Jackson. En route he discovered the Gilbert and Marshall islands, naming them for himself and his fellow captain.The Voyage from New South Wales to Canton was designed to be a companion volume to surgeon John White's Account of the Voyage to Botany Bay and the Establishment of the Colony at Port Jackson. The two works are very occasionally found bound together, and in fact the publisher's advertisement for White's journal at the end of this volume notes that 'the above being uniformly printed to bind with Captain Gilbert's Voyage, may be bound together or separate'. A very good copy.

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        Arlequin réformateur dans la cuisine des moines, ou plan pour réformer la gloutonnerie monacale, au profit de la nation épuisée par les brigandages de harpies financières

      first edition.Binding half morocco old red long grain of the late nineteenth century. A head and tail iron. gilt. Friction. Nice copy. S.n. Imprimé à Rome 1789 In-8 (13x19cm) 23pp. relié

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         Apologie de la Constitution Française ou Etats Republicain et Monarchique, comparés dans les Histoires de Rome et de France.

      S.l., 1789, 2 tomes in 8°, de VIII, 192pp. et 2ff. 163pp., reliés en un vol. cart. papier marbré moderne genre ancien, bon exemplaire à toutes marges, non coupé. Edition originale rare, de cette défense de la Constitution et du système monarchique par ce dignitaire de la franc-maçonnerie. ¶ Martin et Walter I/6595 - Quérard II/112 - Ligou, dict. FM p.211: "Substitut Général du Grand Maître le comte de Clermont, Chaillon de Jonville gouverna en fait la Grande Loge de France de 1761 à 1771. Il émigra sous la Révolution, étant très attaché à la Monarchie traditionnelle ainsi qu'à l'Eglise Catholique et Romaine. Il entretint une correspondance avec le Secrétaire d'Etat du Saint Siège en 1788 - 1789 qui montre la bienveillance du Pape Pie VI à son égard...". En 1786 il était encore affilié à la Loge "L'Olympique de la Parfaite Estime", et il est mort en 1807.

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        Genera Insectorum Linnaei et Fabricii iconibus illustrata

      Vitoduri Helvetorum: H. Steiner, 1789. viii, 86, [iii], 1 plain and 36 fine hand-coloured engraved plates, hand-coloured vignette to title-page. Hardback. 4to, cont. full calf, elegantly rebacked in matching style, raised bands, gt, aeg, gt inner dentelles, orig. marbled endpapers, Light water stain to top corner of first few leaves and first plate; occasional spotting/foxing. Tear to bottom blank margin of one text leaf, without loss. Book-plate of later owner pasted to endpaper. Early inscription to verso of title-page. One of the most attractive Swiss entomological work, with fine plates by J.R. Schellenberg. Horn-Schenkling, 18262; Nissen ZBI, 3462.

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        Single issue of the Universal Magazine Of Knowledge and Pleasure.

      London: December, 1789. Complete issue of this magazine in remarkable original condition, stitch-sewn as issued; in the original printed blue wrappers. Rare issue of this important 1789 journal, with evidence of the renewed interest in Australia and the Pacific, most notably the fine portrait engraving of William Dampier, but also with notice of Governor Phillip and Omai.The issue begins with "Memoirs of the Life and Voyages of Captain William Dampier", with a fine engraving after the famous portrait of Dampier holding his book, originally painted from life by Thomas Murray. It is probable that this popular version of the portrait, confirmed in the text to have been done by Cook, is in some sense a copy of the 1787 engraving issued by Charles Sherwin (see the National Portrait Gallery in London), but published portraits of Dampier are certainly uncommon. An accompanying short biography is printed over 7 pages (but was so long it had to be concluded in the supplement volume for the year, not present here).This issue also includes a one-page "Anecdotes of Arthur Phillip" taken directly from his voyage account (which was an exactly contemporary publication, officially announced in the press on 3 December 1789), and giving a not inappropriate overview of his life. The "anecdotes" are immediately succeeded in the text by a one-page "Sequel to the Adventures of Omai", printing the account of Omai after his return to Tahiti on Cook's third voyage, also taken from Phillip's account: the book included sections from several different authors, and the Omai notice derived from the return voyage of the First Fleet ship Lady Penrhyn, which sailed for Port Jackson to China via Tahiti, having been thwarted in the original plan of visiting the northwest coast of America.Although copies of early magazines such as this one are not unknown for sale, it is most unusual to see one in such fine unsophisticated original condition. It was recently discovered in the library of "The Hermitage", a Georgian house in Northumberland, a private family home that had been all but boarded up for decades, and was described in the press as a "time capsule" when the contents came up for sale. Fraying at the edges as expected.

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

      First Edition. Rare. Absent the BN of France. Full Veu contemporary. Smooth back to the net. Parts of title and volume number of red and black. Fillets border on covers. Gilt edges. Some frictions. Antoine de La Salle (1754-1829), philosopher and scientist, was certainly one of the most interesting thinkers of his time, his ideas, sometimes whimsical and messy made him the leader of the physico-moral school. The share of physiognomy naturally has an important role in this theory. The Mechanics is both a classic treatise of physiognomy, and another to consider the relationship between the moral and body way from an educational perspective. Besides this, the Mechanics is also a treaty of understanding and logic, there are theories about the phonetics and linguistics, in short everything related to human, moral, intellectual and physical. The room had an eventful life, made many trips, visited America and Asia, studied the relationship between Buddhism and Christianity, wrote an unpublished history of China, and learned Arabic. Then, having left the Navy, he surveyed Europe, living in Spain and Italy before returning to settle in Paris where he devoted himself to philosophy and science. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. A Genève [Auxerre] 1789 in-8 (13x20cm) viij (1f.) 416pp. et (2f) vj, (1f) (1fbc.) 464pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        An Account of the Pelew Islands, Situated in the Western part of the Pacific Ocean...

      London: printed for Captain Wilson, 1789. Octavo, with portraits of Captain Wilson and Prince Lee Boo and a folding map; a very good uncut copy in early twentieth-century olive half calf, spine gilt, Keate's book on the discovery of the Palau islands was one of the most popular eighteenth-century books on the Pacific.In 1783, the Antelope was wrecked on an uncharted reef near Palau; the crew reached shore and were well treated by the natives. From the wreck they built a small boat which they managed to get to Macao, taking with them Prince Lee Boo, son of King Abba Thule (Ibedul). Over the coming weeks Captain Wilson of the Antelope became embroiled in conflicts between Ibedul and chieftans of other islands to in the northern archipelago.Le Boo travelled with them to England, but died soon after of smallpox. This account did much to reinforce the idea of the noble savage, but was also the main source for early knowledge of the Palau islands in Micronesia. It incorporates a life of Lee Boo in 29 pages complete with a poignant description of his death and the monument erected in his honour by the East India Company. The book concludes with a short grammar of the Pelew Islands.Of special interest is the large folding map measuring 560 x 355 mm., detailing the area now known as Micronesia. The map extends from the eastern coast of China, the Philippines, then the Palau archipelago, Guam and the Caroline islands. An engraved notation at the lower margin states that the map was published in London on the first of May 1788, at the request of Captain Wilson. Joints a little rubbed.

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        The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay, with an Account of the Establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island... to which are added the Journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball & Capt. Marshall... [Edited by John Stockdale].

      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; contemporary polished calf, 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 official account of the first settlement - the single most important book to describe the journey to Botany Bay and the foundations of modern Australia. The accounts describes 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'. Some scattered foxing but overall a good copy, skilfully rebacked with original spine laid down.

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        THE HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICA., Containing a review of the Customs and manners of the Original Inhabitants; the first Settlement of the British Colonies, their Rise and Progress, from the earliest Period to the Time of their Becoming United, free and independant States. By the Rev. Mr. Cooper. Embellished with Copper-Plate Cuts. THE HISTORY OF SOUTH AMERICA. Containing the Discoveries of Columbus, the Conquest of Mexico and Peru, and the other Transactions of the Spaniards in the New World. By the Re. Mr. Cooper. Embellished with Copper-Plate Cuts.

      North America: 184 pages. Illustrated with six full-page engravings. Recent quarter calf, gilt. Binding 14 x 9 cm. First edition. A very good copy. South America: 168 pages. Six full-page engravings. Matching binding. 14.3 x 9 cm. First edition. Stain on one page; else a very good copy. A handsome set.There would appear to be only one edition of either volume printed in the U.K., but at least twelve editions of 'North America,' and three of 'South America,' printed in the United States. See Roscoe J169 & J172.

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        Important autograph letter signed to French music publisher Jean-Georges Sieber. Dated Estoras [Esterházy], 5th April 1789. A significant document regarding publication rights to a number of Haydn's symphonies and pianoforte sonatas and the "affaire Tost."

      2 pp. Quarto (195 x 172 mm.). In dark brown ink. With integral autograph panel addressed to Monsieur Sieber, Marchand de la Musique, Paris, with additions of Rue La Honoré a l'Hotel d'Alligre possibly in another hand. Original dark red wax seal fully intact. On laid paper with watermark "JRP." In German (with translation). Haydn is surprised not to have heard from Sieber as the publisher was supposed to have purchased 4 symphonies and 6 pianoforte sonatas from him. The composer is apparently bound to the Viennese violinist Johann Tost (who had purchased the rights to a number of his other works) for the symphonies, but Tost has not paid him for these. Haydn pledges to compose these 4 symphonies for Sieber if he takes over Tost's debt. The composer goes on to say that Tost has no rights at all to the pianoforte sonatas and has thus "swindled" Sieber; he urges the publisher to claim damages in Vienna. Haydn then inquires about Tost's behaviour in Paris and whether or not he sold Sieber 6 quartets. He asks in closing "will the Quartet, and the 2 Symphonies be engraved and soon appear?" "Monsieur! I am very surprised not to have received a letter from you, because (as Herr Tost wrote to me a long time ago) you were supposed to have purchased 4 Symphonies and 6 pianoforte Sonatas for one hundred Louis d'or: as far as I am concerned, I regret being bound to Herr Tost for the 4 Symphonies, because he still owes me 300f [Gulden] for the 4 pieces. If you will take over this debt of 300f, I guarantee to compose these four Symphonies for you; but Herr Tost has no rights at all to the six pianoforte Sonatas, and has thus swindled you; you can claim your damages in Vienna. Now I would ask you to tell me candidly just how, and in what fashion, Herr Tost behaved in Paris. Did he have an Amour there? And did he also sell you the 6 quartets, and for what sum? Item, will the Quartet and the 2 Symphonies be engraved and soon appear? Please let me know all this as soon as possible. Meanwhile I remain, most respectfully, Your wholly obedient servant, Josephus Haydn." Uniform light browning, slightly heavier to central fold and extreme blank margins; one small brown spot to central fold; small (ca. 28 x 20 mm.) blank area opposite seal lacking, partially adhering to upper portion of seal; several minute holes, just touching several letters but in no way impairing legibility. In very good condition overall. Carefully laid into archival Japanese rice paper mount. Robbins Landon: Haydn Chronicle and Works, Volume II Haydn at Esterháza 1766-1790, p. 719. Robbins Landon: The Collected Correspondence and London Notebooks of Joseph Haydn, pp. 84-85 and 326. "Haydn's compositional activity underwent a radical change in the 1780s. His music, which been well known and much praised since the mid-1760s, was now genuinely popular: he could scarcely keep up with the demand. He concentrated on what was salable: instrumental works that would appeal to both amateurs and connoisseurs, opera excerpts and lieder. As long as his works had been destined for the court or published without his participation, he had had little need to follow the 'opus' principle; now he adopted it for almost all his publications. Even the string quartet was subject to another pause of six years... before he composed three sets in rapid succession during 1787-90: op.50 (Artaria; dedicated to the King of Prussia), op. 54/55 (a single set of six, sold to Johann Tost, formerly a violinist at court, who resold them to various publishers) and op. 64." James Webster and Georg Feder in Grove Music Online. Haydn also sold his Symphonies nos. 88 and 89 (1787) to Tost, who resold them in Paris and elsewhere. "With this letter, the affaire Tost, to which Haydn had previousy referred in a letter to Artaria... [September 22, 1788], becomes even more mysterious. Tost had with him Symphonies Nos. 88, 89 and six Quartets (known as Opp. 54 and 55). Haydn never denied Tost's rights to these works, and obviously expected Tost to sell them, as the end of the present letter shows. But how the two Symphonies suddently became four is most unclear. Perhaps Haydn intended to write two more for Tost. (See also the passing reference to the four works in the letter of 22 March...). In 1788 and 1789, Haydn did in fact compose three new Symphonies (Nos. 90-92), but he dedicated them to the Comte d'Ogny in Paris, and they were patently intended for the Concert de la Loge Olympique, for which he had written the 'Paris' Symphonies. The affaire Tost is further complicated by the fact that Tost seems to have sold Sieber a Gyrowetz Symphony under Haydn's name (Symphony in G: see Larsen, HÜB, p. 115 and Landon, SYM, p. 3). The six Sonatas are possibly Nos. 34, 53 and 35 (XVI: 33, 34 and 43) together with 54-56 (XVI: 40-42); three, however may have been Nos. 32, 29 and 31 (XVI: 44-46), earlier works which Artaria issued as Op. 54 about this time." Robbins Landon: Haydn Chronicle and Works, Volume II, p. 719. Provenance This letter was purchased from the London antiquarian booksellers Maggs Bros. in ca. 1930 and has been in the present owner's family since that time. Haydn autograph letters with important content such as that contained in the present letter are rare to the market.

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        The Universal Conchologist, exhibiting the figure of every known Shell, accurately drawn and painted after Nature... Figures of nondescript shells collected in the different voyages to the South Sea since the year 1764.

      London: [the Author], 1789. Two volumes in one, quarto; parallel text in French and English; two engraved title-pages, both in French and English, engraved dedication to the King, two engraved plates of medals, 39 pp. Introduction and Preface, both in French and English; hand-coloured engraved frontispiece (with a Greek-key border applied in gold), 80 engraved plates, finely hand-coloured in imitation of watercolours, each numbered in ink and protected by a facing guard of thin blank paper; extra-illustrated with 19 hand-coloured variant plates; without the two engraved Explanatory Table leaves found in some copies; near-contemporary red straight-grained morocco, covers with gilt neo-classical border built up from fillets, a Greek-key roll, and a decorative roll, flat spine gilt in six compartments between raised bands; gilt edges. A most appealing, extra-illustrated copy of "One of the most beautiful of all shell books, containing exquisite renderings of shells collected on Cook's three voyages and on other voyages, with specimens identified as having been obtained from New Holland, New Zealand, Tahiti, Tonga, and the Hawaiian Islands" (Forbes). The plates in this work are of such refinement and beauty that they are routinely mistaken for original watercolours, testament to the skills of the artists involved in printing and handcolouring this lavish production. This is an example of the second edition, slightly revised from its first appearance five years earlier. It is dated 1789 on the title, and contains a frontispiece, 80 plates, and two plates of medals (one dated 1792): this according to Forbes is complete. Although some copies of the Universal Conchologist have been described as having 160 plates, according to Forbes such copies "were apparently assembled rather than published and contain no letterpress text." This copy is extra-illustrated with an important series of 19 very rare variant plates believed to be images that were ultimately rejected for publication by Martyn. The publication history of the work is complex, in part due to Martyn having halted production of the first edition and redrawn eighty plates. This example includes 14 of these rejected plates, here bound adjacent to the published versions. They are printed on different paper to the published images and show differences in the way they are laid out on the page as well as variations in the colouring. An intriguing additional five plates with no corresponding counterparts in the published work, but very faintly titled on the versos in an unknown hand, are bound at the back of the volume.Martyn's Conchologist is one of the finest of all books relating to Australia and the South Pacific, and rare in any edition. It is "a work which, for beauty, has seldom been surpassed in the history of conchological iconography" (Dance, A History of Shell Collecting), and the only work of the late eighteenth century to deal exclusively with shells. The shells are beautifully detailed and clearly displayed, with only one or two different specimens per plate. The plates are delicately engraved with faintness of line and then richly handcoloured with minute attention to detail and highlights. This was a deliberate - and successful - attempt by Martyn to achieve the life and energy of original watercolours. All are the work of an academy of young artists trained by Martyn himself; he recruited young men who showed artistic talent, and trained them so that there "would generally be found that uniformity and equality of style, conception, and execution which it would be in vain to expect from a variety of independent artists" (Martyn, quoted by Dance, op. cit.).The engraved secondary-title (Figures of Non Descript Shells, collected in the different voyages to the South Seas since the year 1764) makes clear the impetus which induced Martyn to publish his masterpiece. A highly lucrative market in shells from exotic lands had developed by the middle of the 18th century. The shells collected on Cook's voyages were greatly desired and when the specimens collected on the Third Voyage were offered for sale, one of their most enthusiastic buyers was Thomas Martyn himself. In a letter dated 9 December 1780, he wrote: "I may venture to affirm that I have purchased, amounting to 400 guineas, more than 2 thirds of the whole brought home. Nevertheless I do not abound either in variety of the new or many duplicates of the known ones that are valuable" (quoted by Dance, op. cit.). For the present work, in addition to his own collection, Martyn was also able to supplement where necessary with specimens from the other great collections of the time. The most notable was the Portland Museum, but a number of private collections are represented here; indeed Martyn's discussion of contemporary collectors occupies six entire pages of the Introduction and is an important guide to that era's collecting of voyage objects. Quite apart from details of the Portland and of course the Lever collections, as well as those of John Hunter and the Countess of Bute, there are numerous out-of-the-way English collections identified (and located) that might not otherwise be known.The Conchologist is the only extant illustrated catalogue of the greater part of the shells collected on Cook's voyages. From a scientific perspective, it is therefore an invaluable conchological record, much as Banks' Florilegium stands as a monument to the botanical discoveries made on the first voyage.This copy is accompanied by a series of early 20th-century offprints of articles on Martyn by W.H. Dall, T. Iredale and P. Dautzenberg (detailed list available on request).Provenance: James Wiglesworth (Halifax, 1759-1826, inscription, dated 1818, presenting the book to his nieces); Elizabeth, Barbara, Mary and Dorothy Gorst (inscription); Arthur Blok (Rottingdean, Sussex, d.1974, 3pp. ALS, dated 7 September 1934, concerning the book from conchologist Alfred Santer Kennard). In very good condition; the original binding neatly rebacked with the original spine laid down.

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        Vita S. Sabbae abbatis Stephani Nemaniae Rasciae regis filii. Nunc ex autographo eiusdem Marnavitii codice iterum edita, & praefationibus, animadversionibus, notisque. illustrata, opera & studio Joannis Josphi Paulovich Lucich.

      Venezia, Sebastianus Coletus, 1789. - 4°, circa 22 x 14,4 cm. Engraved frontispiece, 68 pp., 1 engraved plate, 1 large folding genealogical table Contemporary vellum Rare documentation about the life of the Serbian prince and Orthodox monk Sava (born Rastko Nemanja), son of Grand Prince Stefan, the founder of the Nemanjic dynasty. He was the first Archbishop of the Serbian Church and is considered the founder of Serbian law as well as Serbian medieval literature. This biography was first written in the 17th century by Ivan Tomko Mrnavic and is here edited from the manuscript by Ivan Josip Pavlovic-Lucic with several additions. The introduction also gives a biography of Mrnavic and an overview of his writings. The engraved plate shows the coat of arms of the Nemanja family, the folding table their family tree. "- Fine, very minor foxing, mostly clean.

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        Tiefsee-Radiolarien. Jena, Gustav Fischer (colophon: Frommansche Buchdruckerei Hermann Pohle), 1908. 2 volumes plus supplement. Royal 4to (32 x 26 cm. With 87 numbered (mostly chromo-)lithographed plates after drawings by Marian Hedwig Mülberger and Valentin Haecker (first 31 plates lithographed by Frankfurt & Winter in Frankfurt, the rest by A. Giltsch in Jena), 2 chromolithographed maps and numerous illustrations in text. Original publisher's half red cloth, printed sides, red cloth dust jacket. Supplement disbound.

      - BMC NH, Supplement, p. 423; Nissen, ZBI 1789. First and only edition of a rare and extensively illustrated work on radiolaria, a large group of amoeboid protozoa that produce intricate exo-skeletons. The book is based on research from the Valdivia expedition, a German scientific expedition that explored the deep sea in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans in 1898 and 1899. In 1902 Valentin Haecker took over the research from Carl Chun, who led the expedition and collected the various specimens.It was published as the 14th volume of the Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der deutschen Tiefsee-Expedition auf dem Dampfer "Valdivia", 1898-1899, and includes the general plate and text volumes, the latter called "Spezieller Teil", and a separate "Algemeiner Teil", paginated as a supplement and apparently issued later. Each volume notes on the binding that the works was not sold in bookstores ("nicht im Buchhandel"). The present copy belonged to the illustrator of the work, Marian Hedwig Mülberger, who also illustrated several other scientific works. It is a sophisticated copy, made up from the copy presented by the author to Mülberger and a copy presented to Professor Karl Bürker that also came in to her possession: the endpapers of the text volume come from the Bürker copy, with the presentation inscription to him, and the supplement probably comes from that copy as well.Also pasted on the endleaf is a typewritten presentation note ("Habent sua fata libelli") signed by Mülberger and dated from Giessen, 21 June 1960, presenting the copy to Dr. Wulf Emmo Ankel in Giessen and explaining the history of the present copy.Binding slightly rubbed near the edges and spine faded. A very good copy of a rare work on radiolaria.

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        Cookery and Pastry as taught and practised by Mrs Maciver, teacher in those arts in Edinburgh

      Printed for C. Elliot and T.Kay, London and Edinburgh 1789 - , xii, 13-264 pages. New edtition, with additions , new matching calf spine, bumps and scuffs on corners, few marks on boards, some staining to pages, writing on endpapers and paste downs. Good condition. , full brown calf, red title label on spine with gilt borders, , 12mo, 17.5 cm x 11 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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