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        Karte von dem groessten Theil des Landes Jemen, Imame, Kaukenban.

      1789. Incisione in rame di mm 605x415, colorata d'epoca ai confini, raffigurante le coste del Mar Rosso. In alto a destra è presente il cartiglio col titolo. Franz Anton Schraembl (1751 - 1803) è stato un cartografo attivo a Vienna nell'ultima parte del XVIII secolo. La sua opera maggiore, iniziata nel 1786 è il Allgemeiner Grosser Atlas, basato sulle più recenti informazioni geografiche disponibili all'epoca. L'atlante fu terminato nel 1800, ma per il suo ingente costo d'acquisto, godette solo di una modesta circolazione. Ottime esemplare molto marginoso.

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        Descrizione istorica dell'estrazione della pubblica nave La Fenice dal canale Spignon, in cui giacque circa tre anni totalmente sommersa..

      eredi di Giovanni Antonio Pinelli, 1789. In 4to (cm 27,2), cartone recente ricoperto di bella carta colorata con etichetta e titolo manoscritto al dorso, pp. XXXII, 90, (2). Manca la prima carta bianca. Bella antiporta figurata e 7 spettacolari tavole (cm 51x 68) che mostrano la nave e le apparecchiature meccaniche per il suo recupero: il tutto inciso in rame da Giuseppe Daniotto. Titolo un po' sporco, ma ottima copia marginosa.EDIZIONE ORIGINALE di quest'opera che descrive l'eccezionale impresa che riportò a galla la nave da guerra La Fenice, affondata improvvisamente nel Canale Spignon nell'aprile del 1783, dopo il caricamento dei settantaquattro cannoni destinati ad armarla. Un precedente tentativo di recupero, compiuto nello stesso anno, andò fallito. Essendo il canale di piccole dimensioni e poco profondo, la presenza di una nave sommersa poneva gravi problemi di navigabilità . Il recupero riuscito fu compiuto da Giovanni Giusto e dall'ingegnere Agostino Morellato.Tra le carte preliminari vi è anche un interessante glossario dei termini tecnici.Riccardi, I, 407 («opera interessantissima per gli studiosi della meccanica applicata alla nautica»). Catalogo unico, ITICCURMSE01685. Morazzoni, 263. Cicognara, 1485.

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        Collana in 54 volumi di traduzioni italiane, pubblicata a Roma, da Giovanni Desideri, stampatore a S.Antonio de? Portoghesi, tra il 1789 e il 1795.

      Desideri, 1789. 54 volumi in - 4 (175x238 mm) ognuno da 200 a 350 pagine, rilegati all'epoca in piena pergamena, titolo in oro su tassello con numerazione progressiva per ogni singola opera Comprende: Arriano, Le Guerre di Alessandro Magno; Darete Della guerra trojana; Appiano Delle guerre civili dei Romani (2 vol.); Diodoro Siculo Storia universale (6 vol.); Dionigi di Alicarnasso Le antichità romane (6 vol.); Dione Cassio (4 vol.); Erodoto (2 vol.); Flavio Giuseppe (6 vol.) Pausania, Viaggio della Grecia (5 vol.); Plutarco, Opuscoli Morali (5 vol.) e le Vite (6 vol.); Polibio, Le imprese (2 vol.); Senofonte (3 vol.); Strabone, Della Geografia (3 vol.); Tucidide (2vol.). In genere non è riportato il nome del traduttore o del curatore, tranne che in questi casi: Le Vite di Plutarco risultano "volgarizzate da Girolamo Pompei veronese" (1731 - 88); le opere di Giuseppe Flavio "illustrate con note di Francesco Angiolini piacentino" (1730 - 88). Sicuramente ebbe un certo ruolo nella collana Giovanni Viviani (per un periodo segretario di Vittorio Alfieri) il quale dedica Senofonte a Francesco Gennaro di Borbone, Tucidide a Maria Teresa di Borbone, e Dione Cassio a Tiberio Soderini (1736 - 1817). Non è stato possibile reperire alcun piano editoriale, ma è molto probabile che si tratti di tutto il pubblicato, in quanto non sono censiti su SBN altri volgarizzamenti pubblicati dal Desideri. Collana sicuramente rara a reperirsi completa ed in legatura uniforme; esemplari in ottimo stato di conservazione, tutti provenienti dalla biblioteca ottocentesca di Alex Irvine, con sua nota di possesso manoscritta ai titoli. Alcune notizie in Federici, Fortunato, Degli scrittori greci e delle italiane, 1828.

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        TUCIDIDE ATENIESE. Tomo I e II Dedicato a S.A.R. la Principessa MARIA TERESA BORBONE Infanta delle Sicilie

      Desiderj, 1789, 1790. Opera in due volumi in 4° antico (cm. 23,5 x 17, 5), attraente legatura coeva in pieno vitello marmorizzato, titoli ai dorsi ornati in oro, tagli colorati in rosso, sguardie in carta settecentesca decorata (ex libris), 2 carte bianche, frontespizio, dedicatoria, 8 cc., 379 pp., colophon, 3 cc. bianche, 4 tavole f.t. al primo volume; sguardie decorate, 4 cc., di cui 2 bianche, frontespizio, approvazione, 326 pp., errata, 3 cc. bianche, 3 tavole f.t. al secondo volume. Magnifica, principesca edizione dell'opera del grande storico ateniese, volgarizzata da Giovanni Viviani, preceduta dalla Vita di Tucidide descritta da Tommaso Porcacchi, ricchissima, splendidamente impaginata ed impressa su frusciante carta vergata, quasi fior di stampa, arricchita da 7 grandi e preziose incisioni su lastra di rame, che rappresentano, un mezzo busto di Tucidide, una carta della Grecia antica e moderna, un mezzo busto di Milziade, un ritratto in ovale di Temistocle, uno di Alcibiade, una carta della Sicilia e una di Siracusa. Fra le più ricercate ed apprezzate opere di storiografia, d'importanza fondamentale per la storia delle guerre del Peloponneso in cui è narrata la grande spedizione ateniese in Sicilia, quest'opera è da ascriversi fra quelle più difficili a reperirsi. D'egregia rarità, in ottimo stato, importante.

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        Gil Blas di Santillano, storia galante Tratta dall'Idioma Francese nell'Italiano da D. Giulio Monti, canonico bolognese.

      appresso li fratelli Walther, 1789. Quattro volumi di cm. 16, pp. (14) 344; 307 (3); 328 (4); 353 (5). Con quattro affascinanti incisioni in seppia all'antiporta di ciascun volume. Bella ed elegante legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle con piccole punte, dorsi lisci con titoli e fregi romantici in oro. Tagli marmorizzati. Una minima traccia di bruciatura che intacca (per pochi millimetri) il margine bianco di alcune pagine al secondo volume, peraltro perfetta conservazione. Rara traduzione italiana settecentesca del capolavoro di Lesage.

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        Histoire d'Angleterre. En VI TOMES

      1789. MARADAN. 1789 - 1792. In-8.Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos satisfaisant. Rousseurs. 648 + 670 + 633 + 580 + 594 + 734 pages. 8 planches dont 6 dépliantes de gravures et cartes en noir et blanc, hors-texte. Bandeaux. Relié plein cuir marron. Pièce de titre et de tomaison bordeaux. Titre, tomaison et caissons dorés sur le dos. Encadrements dorés sur les plats. Epidermures. Mors fendus par endroits. Manque la pièce de tomaison du Tome I. Depuis la 1ère descente de Jules-César, écrite sur un nouveau plan. Traduite par A.M.H. Boulard et Cantwell. Histoire de la Religion, Civile et Militaire, de la Constiution, des Arts, des Sciences et Savants, du Commerce des Monnaies et de la Marine, des Moeurs Vertus et Vices ... Carte de la Grande-Bretagne dressée d'après la géographie de Ptolemée, d'après l'itinéraire d'Antonin. Reproduction d'une portion des Murs depuis un Château jusqu'à un autre entre Towertay et Carrawbrugh. Carte de l'Angleterre Saxonne ...

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        Family papers including hair genealogy – "My Children’s Hair" (1808-1833) and correspondence between a mother and her sons as they explored the Northwest Territories (1856-1859) for the James Rogers’ family, New Castle Delaware, New Castle, Delaware, chief justice of the Court of Common Pleas, Attorney General and Secretary of State of Delaware.

      - James Rogers (1789-1870) married Maria Booth in 1807. Materials include:a. Genealogy and snippets of each of the children’s hair. Two pages attached at top. The first has an affixed 2 ¾" x 2 ½" embossed envelope that reads "My Children’s Hair" on a 4 ½" x 7" sheet with thirteen (13) snippets of hair sewn to the page. Each is captioned with a child’s name and date of birth. The reverse lists specific genealogical information including birth and marriage information about the parents and the specific day and time of birth for each child. This list ends after 1827. The children were born between 1808 and 1831.b. A scrap album page with hair with plaited hair held in place with gold hearts from the parents James and Marie while they were courting in 1804. Also includes a snippet from a newspaper announcing their wedding. Additionally there is the top of this page, which has separated from the hair that has a woven paper wreath with a hand-penned verse" Accept my dear flower which time cannot fade emblem of my love for you". Dated 1806.c. A letter with transcription from Maria to son Robert, an attorney in San Francisco in 1856 containing family news and reference to an unfortunate incident that had occurred in San Francisco in the recent past.d. A letter with transcription to Maria from son Julian, while serving as clerk to Major Franklin E. Hunt; Camp Floyd’s First Army Paymaster, August 12, 1857, Fort Kearny N.T. Discussing the trials and tribulations of traversing geography to reach the soldiers and give them their pay describing the frontier prairies destitute of all kinds of game and seeing where a herd of buffalo had been killed. A report on Southern Californians complaining of the overabundance of buffalos trying to get to their cattle. He continues by describing Fort Kearny and its surrounding landscape. He then asks after family members and concludes with a postscript "The Cheyenne Indians run off with 840 beef cattle a few days ago, belonging to the contractor and intended for the Utah Expedition. They killed one of the herdsman and wounded another. They are more the boldest Indians of the plains and it is a pity Col. Sumner did not meet them. This occurred only thirty miles from the fort."e. The final item is a letter with transcription from Maria to son Julian from Boothhurst, New Castle, Delaware on September 17 through 18, 1857. Laments her concern for the safety of Julian as the papers are discussing those "horrid Mormons and are raising troops to occupy narrow passes in the road and how Brigham Young laughs at the idea of government send in troops to Utah as late in the season, when in all probability could weather will catch them before they cross the mountains". Then discusses the passing of an aunt. This is followed by father (James) going to town to get letters from a steamer that is not insight. James returns without the letters. Additional news from the following day James returns from town with no letters and melancholy news of the loss of the Steamer.

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        Family papers including hair genealogy ? ?My Children?s Hair? (1808-1833) and correspondence between a mother and her sons as they explored the Northwest Territories (1856-1859) for the James Rogers? family, New Castle Delaware, New Castle, Delaware, chief justice of the Court of Common Pleas, Attorney General and Secretary of State of Delaware.

      James Rogers (1789-1870) married Maria Booth in 1807. Materials include: a. Genealogy and snippets of each of the children?s hair. Two pages attached at top. The first has an affixed 2 ¾? x 2 ½? embossed envelope that reads ?My Children?s Hair? on a 4 ½? x 7? sheet with thirteen (13) snippets of hair sewn to the page. Each is captioned with a child?s name and date of birth. The reverse lists specific genealogical information including birth and marriage information about the parents and the specific day and time of birth for each child. This list ends after 1827. The children were born between 1808 and 1831. b. A scrap album page with hair with plaited hair held in place with gold hearts from the parents James and Marie while they were courting in 1804. Also includes a snippet from a newspaper announcing their wedding. Additionally there is the top of this page, which has separated from the hair that has a woven paper wreath with a hand-penned verse? Accept my dear flower which time cannot fade ?emblem of my love for you?. Dated 1806. c. A letter with transcription from Maria to son Robert, an attorney in San Francisco in 1856 containing family news and reference to an unfortunate incident that had occurred in San Francisco in the recent past. d. A letter with transcription to Maria from son Julian, while serving as clerk to Major Franklin E. Hunt; Camp Floyd?s First Army Paymaster, August 12, 1857, Fort Kearny N.T. Discussing the trials and tribulations of traversing geography to reach the soldiers and give them their pay describing the frontier prairies destitute of all kinds of game and seeing where a herd of buffalo had been killed. A report on Southern Californians complaining of the overabundance of buffalos trying to get to their cattle. He continues by describing Fort Kearny and its surrounding landscape. He then asks after family members and concludes with a postscript ?The Cheyenne Indians run off with 840 beef cattle a few days ago, belonging to the contractor and intended for the Utah Expedition. They killed one of the herdsman and wounded another. They are more the boldest Indians of the plains and it is a pity Col. Sumner did not meet them. This occurred only thirty miles from the fort.? e. The final item is a letter with transcription from Maria to son Julian from Boothhurst, New Castle, Delaware on September 17 through 18, 1857. Laments her concern for the safety of Julian as the papers are discussing those ?horrid Mormons and are raising troops to occupy narrow passes in the road and how Brigham Young laughs at the idea of government send in troops to Utah as late in the season, when in all probability could weather will catch them before they cross the mountains?. Then discusses the passing of an aunt. This is followed by father (James) going to town to get letters from a steamer that is not insight. James returns without the letters. Additional news from the following day James returns from town with no letters and melancholy news of the loss of the Steamer.

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        Dictionnaire de physique

      Chez Gaude, 1789. - Chez Gaude, A Nimes 1789, 5 tomes en 4 Vol. in 8 (12x20cm), relié. - Nuova edizione, dopo l'originale è stato pubblicato nel 1761 ad Avignone. Un supplemento al dizionario, stampata nel 1787, è stato integrato in ordine alfabetico in questa edizione. 2 tavole déplliantes in volume I, di cui mongolfiera frontespizio; 5 piastre pieghevoli nel volume II; 3 piastre pieghevoli Volume III; 3 piastre pieghevoli Volume IV; 2 piastre pieghevoli Volume V; o 15 schede. Mezza pelle di pecora brunette piccoli angoli leggermente più tardi velina. Smooth ruote posteriori decorate in greco. Pezzo di marocchino rosso e il numero del volume del Marocco nero (ornata da una corona di alloro). Buon esemplare. Dizionario di Fisica Paulian goduto di un certo successo ed è stato ristampato molte volte con integrazioni; il suo successo risiede nella larghezza dello studio spettro sonoro - la bacchetta da rabdomante, scienziati, comete, e parti aride dell'aritmetica, fino agli ultimi esperimenti aerostatici - e articoli di qualità didattica; Paulian, professore molto tempo ad Avignone, infatti, questo talento per spiegare le più complesse in un modo conveniente senza tradire le cose è particolarmente vero per il sistema newtoniano cui era particolarmente affezionato. Questo dizionario non è per gli studiosi, ma una scienza pubblico amatoriale. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, après l'originale parue en 1761 à Avignon. Un supplément au dictionnaire, imprimé en 1787, a été intégré à l'ordre alphabétique dans cette édition. 2 planches déplliantes dans le tome I dont une d'aérostation au frontispice ; 5 planches dépliantes au tome II ; 3 planches dépliantes dans le tome III ; 3 planches dépliantes dans le tome IV ; 2 planches dépliantes dans le tome V ; soit 15 planches. Reliure en demi basane brune à petits coins de vélin légèrement postérieure. Dos lisse orné de roulettes à la grecque. Pièce de titre de maroquin rouge et de tomaison de maroquin noir (ornée d'une couronne de laurier). Bon exemplaire. Le dictionnaire de physique de Paulian connut un succès certain et fut réédité de nombreuses fois avec des ajouts ; son succès tient à la largeur du spectre de son étude, - de la baguette divinatoire, aux savants, aux comètes, et aux parties arides de l'arithmétique, jusqu'aux dernières expériences aérostatiques -, et à la qualité didactique des articles ; Paulian, longtemps professeur à Avignon a en effet ce talent d'expliquer les choses les plus complexes d'une manière abordable sans les trahir, c'est notamment le cas pour le système newtonnien qu'il affectionnait particulièrement. Ce dictionnaire n'est donc pas destiné aux savants mais à un public amateur de sciences.

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        Neujahrsblätter der Stadtbibliothek 1759-1799. Der Jugend und Wissenschaft liebenden Jugend gewiedmet, von der Stadt-Bibliothek in Zürich, am Neuhars-Tage.

      - 41 Neujahrsblätter in 1 Bd. 21,3x17,5 cm. Je 8 Seiten (1789: 10 Seiten). inkl. gestoch. Titel. HLdr.-Bd. der Zeit mit Rückenschild. Fortsetzung der von 1645-1758 erschienenen Einblattdrucke der Bürgerbibliothek, 1759 erstmals unter neuem Namen und in Heftform. Rohr, Zürcher Neujahrsblätter S. 7-8: „Jahrgänge 1759-1762: Die Vier Stufen des menschlichen Alters. Besorgt von Salomon Gessner (Komposition und Radierung der Kupfer, die erste Versuche Gessners dieser Art vorstellen). Die Texte nach J. Rud. Werdmüller, bzw. F.W. Zachariä. Jahrgänge 1763-1790: Zumeist Darstellungen aus der Schweizergeschichte. Der Verfasser der Stücke: Salomon Hirzel (Bruder des durch seinen „Philos. Bauern" bekannt gewordenen Kaspar Hirzel). Die Kupfer von Joh. Balthasar Bullinger komponiert und gestochen. (Bullinger verfertigte zuerst die Kupfer, nach denen dann Hirzel seine Texte schrieb). 1791-1799: Verfasser der Neujahrsstücke dieser Zeit ist der bekannte J.H. Füssli, die Kupfer stammen vom Winterthurer J.U. Schellenberg nach Zeichnungen von Martin Usteri." Das Rückenschild falsch beschriftet "Stadtbibliothek-Gesellschaft 1759-1798" (statt 1799). - (Erste Blatt minim gebräunt, schönes, dekoratives Exemplar). Sprache: Deutsch HLdr.-Bd. der Zeit mit Rückenschild. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RECUEIL DE CARTES GEOGRAPHIQUES, PLANS, VUES ET MEDAILLES DE L'ANCIENNE GRECE, RELATIFS AU VOYAGE DU JEUNE ANACHARSIS, PRECEDE D'UNE ANALYSE CRITIQUE DES CARTES (ATLAS)

      1789. De Bure. 1789. In-4.Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs. Env. 150 pages, dont 40 pages de texte. Illustré de nombreuses cartes et gravures en noir et blanc et en couleur (colorées), dont certaines dépliables, hors texte. Titre et roulettes dorés sur le dos. Ouvrage de bibliothèque avec code collé sur le dos, annotation et petits tampons en page de titre. 2de édition. Chez de Bure, libraire de Monsieur, frère du Roi.

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        Dissertazione... intorno al corso dell'Antica Via Claudia dalla città di Altino sino al fiume Danubio pubblicata dopo la morte dell'autore.

      Remondini, 1789. Cm. 26,5, pp. vi (2) 107 (1). Fregio al frontespizio, due grandi tabelle e 3 tavole ripiegate f.t. raffiguranti il corso dell'antica strada Claudia Augusta ora l'Agozzo e due inscrizioni che trovansi nel territorio di Feltre e a Castel Mareccio di Bolzano. Perfetta legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli in oro su tassello al dorso. Sguardie marmorizzate. Esemplare fresco, marginoso ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Edizione originale ed unica, rara ed assai interessante. Cfr. Cicognara 3234: "Opera piena di laboriosa erudizione".

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        Über den Bildungstrieb

      1789 - de (8) et 108 pages Gottingen, Johann Christian Dieterich, 1789, in-8, de (8) et 108 pages, demi-veau à coins de l'époque, dos avec 5 faux-nerfs et portant la trace d'une ancienne pièce de titre, Nouvelle édition, la première parut en 1781 et la dernière, revue par l'auteur, en 1791. Blumenblach (1752-1840), fondateur de l'anthropologie moderne, s'intéressa vivement aux problèmes posés par la physiologie. Tout d'abord, attiré par le préformationnisme, il s'en détacha, convaincu par les "Theoria generationis" de Wolf, et proposa une théorie novatrice de l'épigénèse comme étant la seule explication fiable pouvant rendre justement compte du phénomène de l'évolution. Dans le présent traité, l'auteur expose une théorie personnelle de la reproduction et de l'embryologie, une relecture singulière du "vis essentialis" et du "nisus formativus", deux forces vitales intrinsèques aux être vivants qui structurent leur morphogénèse. Malgré quelques déchirures sur le papier des plats, élégant exemplaire [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Da quel tuo gentil sembiante Aria. Musical manuscript full score

      1789 - Oblong folio (320 x 230 mm.). [i] (title), 46, [i] (blank) pp. Notated in ink on 10-stave paper. Ascription to title in the hand of the copyist: "Del Sigr. D. Domenico Cimarosa." Date "1789" to upper right corner of title. Price, "f. 6," to lower right corner of title, probably in the hand of the copyist. Various watermarks, one of them reading "AM," another "BFA" with three crescents.Eight-stave systems: [2] Corni in Elafa [=E flat], [2] Flauti, [2] Violini, Viole, Fagotto, Canto, [Basso]. Key is B-flat major. Bass line not figured. Canto in soprano clef; the highly virtuosic part reaches the top note of d''' several times. Text:[Andante sostenuto, 3/4]Da quel tuo gentil sembiantenacque in me primiero amoree nel sen un cor costanteserberà sempre per te.[Allegro, 4/4]Già ritorna nel mio pettoquella calma che perdeiche avanzado con dilettopiù s'accresce la mia fè.Occasional stains, also to title. A very good copy overall. We have not been able to identify the opera from which this aria is excerpted. The only recorded opera with an aria with the same incipit is not by Cimarosa (Oronte, Re de' Sciti, a pasticcio with music by Johann Adolf Hasse and Niccolò Jommelli performed in Hamburg in 1745; the libretto was printed, but its author is not identified; see Erich Hermann Mueller von Asow, Angelo und Pietro Mingotti: Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Oper im XVIII. Jahrhundert, p. cxxix. Cimarosa is not known to have written an opera on the subject of Orontes (Oronte); the ascription of the present aria is thus somewhat curious.

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

      1789. Rara carta geografica raffigurante il territorio della provincia di Milano dedicata a Pompeo Litta Visconti Arese. Coloritura coeva. mm 375x392

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        Genera Insectorum Linnaei et Fabricii iconibus illustrata

      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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        Ragionamento topografico - istorico - fisico - ietro sul piano cinque miglia: Breve disamina della strada di minor dispendio, e nel verno di minor periglio pe' Viandanti, onde internarsi negli Abruzzi da Roccaraso e Solmona...

      presso Vincenzo Manfredi, 1789. Cm. 18,5, pp. 280. Con un agrande tavola ripiegata fuori testo. Legatura strettamente coeva in piena pergamena rigida. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale, di mitica rarità, di quest'operetta che interessa il territorio citato nel titolo e che si pone come curiosissima fonte storica. Cfr. Lozzi (3577) che cita un esemplare completo, come il nostro, della carta, mentre tutte le altre bibliografie specializzate ne ignorano l'esistanza.

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        Geschichte der Mission der evangelischen Brüder unter den Indianern in Nordamerika.

      Barby 1789 - 781 Seiten. Ganzleder. Einband minimal berieben, erste und letzte Seiten wenig nachgedunkelt, sonst innen gut/sehr gut erhalten. 730 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Obelisco e piazza di Montecitorio

      1789. Acquaforte e bulino, 1789 circa, firmata in lastra in basso a destra. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "Fabriano", con margini, piccolo strappo sul lato destro perfettamente restaurato, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. L'opera viene stampata in occasione della sistemazione definitiva della piazza di Montecitorio, opera dell'architetto Giovanni Antinori. Nel 1789, infatti, Pio VI conferì, all'architetto Antinori l'incarico di innalzare al centro della piazza l'obelisco che l'Imperatore Augusto, dopo la conquista dell'Egitto, aveva portato a Roma. La stele - trovata nel 1748 nei pressi di piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina - proveniva da Eliopoli dove era stata innalzata in onore di Psammetico II, fra il 594 e il 589 a.C., per commemorare la vittoria sugli Etiopi. Sulla cima, Pio VI volle fosse posto un globo di bronzo con una fessura centrale attraverso la quale, a mezzogiorno, passa il sole, disegnando così un punto luminoso nell'ombra che l'obelisco proietta sul pavimento della Piazza, in ricordo dell'antica funzione di gnomone, il cui quadrante era stato già disegnato sul pavimento di una piazza presso San Lorenzo in Lucina, alla quale l'imperatore Augusto l'aveva destinato. Opera di grandissima rarità. Dimensioni 515x725. Etching with engraving, about 1789, signed in plate lower right. Beautiful proof, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark "Fabriano", with margins, small tear on the right side perfectly restored, otherwise in excellent condition. The work is printed at the final settlement of the square of the House, designed by architect Giovanni Antinori. In 1789, in fact, Pius VI gave Antinori to task the center of the square with the obelisk which the Emperor Augustus had brought to Rome. The stele - found in 1748 near Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina - came from Heliopolis where he was raised in honor of Psammetichus II, between 594 and 589 BC, to commemorate the victory over the Ethiopians. On top, Pius VI took place was a globe of bronze with a central slot through which, at noon, the sun passes, drawing a bright spot in the shade so that the obelisk casts on the floor of the square, in memory of function gnomon, the dial of which had already been drawn on the floor of a plaza at San Lorenzo in Lucina, to which the Emperor Augustus had intended. Work of great rarity. Size 515x725.

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        Oeuvres

      Didot l'ainé, Paris 1789 - Deux volumes in-4 plein veau glacé tabac, dos à nerfs ornés, titre et tomaisons dorés, roulette dorée sur les plats, roulette intérieure dorée, toutes tranches dorées, reliure pastiche du XVIIIe siècle. Tome 1 : XXXI (faux-titre, titre, brevet, catalogue, préface, table), 447 pp. ; tome 2 : 2 ff. (titre, faux-titre), 440 pp. 7ème opus de la "Collection des auteurs classiques françois et latins imprimés par ordre du Roi pour l'éducation de Monseigneur le Dauphin", très belle édition typographique utilisant les nouveaux caractères Didot imprimée à seulement 250 exemplaires sur un remarquable vélin d'Angoulême. Bel ouvrage, grand de marge, malgré quelques rares rousseurs. // Two volumes, 4to, full dark brown calf, smooth ornate gilt tooled and gilt-lettered backs, all edges gilt, modern pastiche binding. Seventh title from the Collection des Classiques français et latins imprimés pour l?éducation du Dauphin started in 1783 by King's order. Copy printed on very nice Angoulême vellum paper with large margins. Occasional foxing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De re diplomatica Libri VI...

      Ex typ. Vincentii Ursini, 1789. Due grossi volumi in folio (cm. 45), pp. (2), xx, 668; viii, 116, clxxx. Bell'antiporta figurata l primo volume, frontespizi con vignette incise raffiguranti vedute del golfo di Napoli e del Vesuvio, molte incisioni nel testo, splendidi capolettera e testate figurate e 69 tavole incise in rame da Cimarelli, spesso ripiegate o a doppia pagina. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli in oro ai dorsi. Solo un po' di sporco ai bordi dei piatti, peraltro esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione, fresco, marginoso e stampato su carta di ottima qualità. Celebre ed elegante edizione di questo classico della scienza paleografica. Cfr. PMM 158 per l'edizione originale.

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        Vivarium natura or the Naturalist's Miscellany (Kupfertitel) . coloured figures of natural objects; drawn and described immediately from nature.

      - 24 Bde. 8vo (240 x 150 mm). Mit allegorischem Titelkupfer, 1 Kupfertafel mit dem Grab Shaws und 1'062 handkolorierten Kupferstich-Tafeln mit zoologischen Darstellungen. Rote Halblederbände d. Z. mit Rückenvergoldung (Gelenke teilweise gebrochen oder eingerissen, Rücken in den Kanten und Ecken berieben und bestossen). London, printed by B. McMillan for Nodder & Co., (1789-1813). Verschwenderisch reich mit handkollorierten Kupfertafeln ausgestattetes zoologisches Werk in Erstausgabe. Es erschien ab Sommer 1789 bis Juli 1813 in insgesamt 287 monatlich veröffentlichten Lieferungen. Shaws "most important contribution to natural history" (Oxford DNB) wird von Kupfertafeln illustriert, die zu Beginn nach Zeichnungen von Frederick Polydor Nodder, 'Botanic painter to her Majesty' [Charlotte, Queen consort of the United Kingdom], und nach dessen Tod nach Vorlagen von Elizabeth, der Gattin, und dem Sohn Ralph Shaw radiert wurden. In einem 1788/1789 gedruckten, heute in nur einem Exemplar im British Museum gehüteten Verlagsprospekt, erläutert der Herausgeber sein Werk: "Intended to contain elegant and accurate coloured Figures of the most beautiful and curious Productions of Nature, accompanied with Descriptions, in the Linnaean Manner, in Latin and English. Besides these there will always be a Description more at large, and calculated for Readers of every Denomination, who may wish for an Explanation more in the Style of common Language, without beeing intermixed with the technical Terms of Science. These Figures and Descriptions will form a miscellaneous Collection; or, in other Words, will not be published in systematic Order". Unter den 282 Tafeln mit Vogeldarstellungen findet sich auch die erste illustrierte wissenschaftliche Beschreibung des aus Australien stammenden Wellensittich ([Melo-] 'Psittacus undulatus'), der später zu einem der weltweit populärsten Haustiere mutieren sollte. Die von Hand akkurat kolorierten Darstellungen der Vögel, Fische, Reptilien, Insekten, Muscheln etc. sind alle auf vorzügliches Whatman Papier gedruckt. In jedem Band findet sich am Schluss ein Tafelverzeichnis. Im letzten Band folgt ein Generalregister auf Latein und Englisch. Von 1814 bis 1817 erschien ein als Ergänzung oder Fortsetzung gedachtes Werk als The Zoological Miscellany. - Tafeln teilweise mit Abklatsch, ein vorzügliches und sauberes Exemplar, komplett mit allen veröffentlichten Tafeln. Anker 467; Nissen IVB 869; Lisney, A Bibliography of British Lepidoptera (1960), S. 229ff.; Dickinson/Bruce/Dowsett, Vivarium nature or the naturalist's miscellany by George Shaw in: Archives of natural history XXXIII (2006), S. 322ff.; Horn-Schenkling 20212; Oxford DNB XL, 965. First edition of Shaw's lavishly illustrated zoological work, published in 287 monthly fascicles between August 1789 and Summer of 1813. Shaw's text was accompanied three to four plates which at the beginning were executed by Frederick Polydor Nodder, 'Botanic painter to her Majesty' [Charlotte, Queen consort of the United Kingdom], later after his death in 1800/1801 also by his wife Elizabeth and his son Ralph. In a prospectus printed around 1788/1789 (the sole copy known is kept in the British Museum) the editor offers details to his edition: "Intended to contain elegant and accurate coloured Figures of the most beautiful and curious Productions of Nature, accompanied with Descriptions, in the Linnaean Manner, in Latin and English. Besides these there will always be a Description more at large, and calculated for Readers of every Denomination, who may wish for an Explanation more in the Style of common Language, without beeing intermixed with the technical Terms of Science. These Figures and Descriptions will form a miscellaneous Collection; or, in other Words, will not be published in systematic Order". In the ornithological section with its 282 plates we find a.o. the first scientific description of the budgerigar ("budgie") from the interior of Australia, which later would bec [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Caption Title:] Motion de M. De Curt, député de la Guadeloupe, Au nom des Colonies réunies

      Chez Baudouin, Imprimeur de L'Assemblée Nationale, rue du Foin Saint-Jacques, No. 31, A Paris 1789 - First edition. Published unbound. 15, (1) p. Curt's proposal to establish a committee of twenty members, who composes constitutions for the French colonies. Louis de Court (1722 or 1752 - ca. 1805) who was the Captain of the colonial troops at Guadeloupe until 1779, and the representative of Guadeloupe in the National Constituent Assembly. He suggested the formation of a commission to write particular constitutions for the colonies (see this pamphlet), and argued that exclusively white planters should write it. His proposal was failed to pass. In 1794, he signed the Whitehall Accord, an agreement between counter-revolutionary colonists from the French possessions of Saint-Domingue, Martinique and Guadeloupe with the British Empire, that allowed them to maintain slavery, which had been abolished by the French French government, while the British were allowed to military occupy and to receive financial proceeds from the colonies. Sabin 18017. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ensaio sobre a Historia da Lingua Portuguesa

      1789 - Unpublished manuscript on the origin of the Portuguese language. N.d. [ca. 1789]. N.p. [Lisbon]. In 8vo (210 mm x 150 mm). 18 + 709 pp. + 2 ff. Modern paper-covered boards, lettering piece on spine. Exceptionally fresh and clean; manuscript on paper, probably the original copy, although not bound for presentation. Important and unpublished manuscript by Fr. Francisco de Santo Agostinho on the Portuguese language; the work is dedicated to D. Francisco Rafael de Castro (1750 – 1816), a clergymen and politician, dean of the University of Coimbra, and later part of the Council of Regency. Inocencio references this work as existing in manuscript copies. The work is divided in three parts: the first deals with the origin of the Portuguese language, claiming the impossibility of knowing is the original language of the Iberian peninsula; the second with the ancient alphabets used in the region; and the analyzing the history of the Portuguese language, with a note on the oldest philologists, and its evolution. The author (1767 – 1845) was an Augustinian monk, member of the Academy of Sciences and a well-reputed writer. This manuscript was likely meant for publication, as indicated by were indications are provided by the author “Advertencias que se nao devem imprimir”. The dating of the manuscript comes from a reference of the author´s age at the end of the prologue “o A. tem as presente Inocencio, v. 4, pp. 57; v.12 pp. 147. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoires secrets pour servir à l'histoire de la république des lettres en France, depuis MDCCLXII (1762) jusqu'à nos jours; ou Journal d'un observateur, contenant les Analyses des pieces de théâtre qui ont paru durant cette intervalle; les Relations des Assemblées Littéraires; les Notices des livres nouveaux, clandestins, prohibés; les Pièces fugitives, rares ou manuscrites, en prose ou en vers; les Vaudevilles sur la cour; les Anecdotes et bons mots; les Eloges des savants, des artistes, des hommes de lettres morts, etc.

      Londres, John Adamson, 1778-1789. - 37 vols. 12mo (18x11 cm).Complete (vol. 37:"Table alphabétique", Bruxelles, 1866). 36 vols. contemporary boards (few sl. imperf.; partly discoloured), gilt title on spines. and 1 vol. "Table": orig. printed wrappers, sl. soiled, spine repaired. The whole set published on handmade paper, uncut, the index-vol. limited to 200 numbered copies. Each volume about 300 pages, with a different woodcut headpiece. - Remarks on first pages of the first vol. in old ink and on each title old ownership-inscription "Albert Spitaels". Interesting set. The publisher's date on titles is 1784, except for the volumes 9 (1778), 15 and 16 (1781), 19 - 21 (1783), 8 (1785), 25-30 (1786), 31-33 (1788) and 34-36 (1789). In vol. 17, 20 and 22 last quire with marginal waterstain and of vol. 8 frontcover partly dam. - Collation: Vols. 1-6: resp. 324,304,324,328,328 and 324 pp.; Vol. 7: 328 pp. (wrongly numbered by printer till p. 340); vol.8 -16: resp. 300,336,330,240,216,328,346,306 and 288 pp.; vol. 17: 348 pp (last quire waterstain in lower margin); vol. 18-19: resp. 352 and 324 pp.; vol. 20: 320 pp. (margins last quire with waterstain); vol. 21: 310 pp.; vol. 22: 326 pp. (outer margin last leaves waterstain and small tear); vol. 23-30: resp. 298, 314, 294, 292, 310, 280, 294 and 312 pp.; vol. 31-36: resp. 330, 330, 300, 388, 462 and 348 pp.; vol. 37: Table Alphabétique: viii,298,(ii: blank) pp. 10500g [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Rudimenti di Musica Per Accompagnare. Manuscript treatise on thoroughbass. Late 18th century

      Possibly unrecorded. Authorship unconfirmed. The only recorded musician named Vignali who was active at the approximate time that the present manuscript was executed was Gabriele Vignali, a church musician from Bologna (see Eitner 10, pp. 84-85).. Oblong folio (300 x 225 mm). Sewn. [i] (title), 35 pp. Notated/written in ink on 12-stave paper. Ascription: "Del Sig:r Maestro Vignali." Date to foot of title: "A. 1789 D." No watermarks. With numerous musical examples and detailed textual commentary. Slightly soiled; first leaf detached.

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        Ode on his majesty's recovery; By the author of sympathy and humanity

      London: Printed at the Logographic Press; and sold by J. Walter, 1789. [4], 7pp, [1]. With half-title. Stitched and uncut, as issued. Slightly dusty, some marginal tears and horizontal creasing. Small closed tear to title. With early attribution of authorship inscribed to head of half-title. A wonderfully unsophisticated copy of this rare celebration of King George III's recovery, in February 1789, from what was to be his first major bout of mental illness. Composed by Samuel Jackson Pratt (1749-1814), English novelist and poet then enjoying the popularity of his two anti slave trade works Sympathy and Humanity, this piece, which studiously avoids any discussion of the nature of the King's malady, is rather less well known. As with several other pieces celebrating the King's recovery published that spring, Pratt's Ode also glosses over the somewhat malodorous political machinations that the prospect of a regency provoked, and most especially the role of the Prince of Wales, who is cast in the rather unlikely role of a sorrowful soul. ESTC locates only two copies, at BL and Sir John Soane's Museum. ESTC T85345.. First edition. Quarto.

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        Voyage en différentes parties de l'Angleterre. Et particulièrement dans les Montagnes & sur les Lacs du Cumberland & du Westmoreland. 2 volumes.

      A Paris, chez Defer De Maisonneuve. A Londres, chez Blamire 1789 - Contenant des Observations relatives aux beautés pittoresques. Par M. William Gilpin, M. A. Chamoine de Salisbury, & Curé de Boldre dans le Hampshire. Ouvrage traduit de l'Anglois, sur la Troisième Édition, par M. Guédon de Berchere, et orné d'un grand nombre de gravures. 30 gravures dépliantes hors texte. De jolis petits culs-de-lampe gravés. Complet & Contrôlé. A Paris, chez Defer De Maisonneuve. A Londres, chez Blamire - 1789 - T1. xix et 341 pages - T2. xvi et 348 pages. Reliure pleine basane marbrée de l'époque. Dos lisse orné et doré avec pièce de titre bleue. Tranches rouges. 1 gravure déchirée sans manque. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-8°(20x13). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire

      printed for J.J. Tourneisen 1789 8vo (cm. 21), 14 Voll. di circa 350 pp. ciascuno (gli ultimi due voll., con numerazione a parte, sono di ‘Notes’). Ottime legature inizi ‘800 in mz. pelle con fili, numerazione e titolo in oro al ds. Leggere fioriture ma ottimo esemplare. Rara edizione della fondamentale opera di Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794).

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        Anwendung der Wirksamkeit der Elektrizität zur Erhaltung und Wiederherstellung der Gesundheit des menschlichen Kà rpers. Ãœbersetzt und mit neuen Erfahrungen bereichert und bestätigt von Carl Gottlob Kühn. 3 Teile in 2 Bänden in 1 Band.

      Weissenfels u. Leipzig, Severin, 1788-, 1789. - circa 20,6 x 13,3 cm. XII SS., 2 Bll., 413 SS., 1 Bl.; 4 Bll., 349 SS., 1 Bl., 6 gefaltete Kupfer-Tafeln Pappe d. Zt. "Blake 44; vgl. Poggendorff I, 167f. Erste deutsche Ausgabe des frühen Werkes über die Verwendung von Elektrizität in der medizinischen Therapie, ". a work that interested scientific as well as medical men, there is much about atmospheric electricity and its effects on the human system; also applications of positive and negative electricity to the cure of diseases" (Wheeler). Einzelne Kapitel behandeln auch Zahnweh oder Blindheit und was die Elektrizität dabei bewirken kann. Die Kupfer zeigen verschiedene Apparaturen und Patienten in futuristisch wirkenden Behandlungen. Der Autor Pierre-Nicolas Bertholon de Saint-Lazare (1741-1800) unterrichtete in Montpellier. Er war mit Benjamin Franklin befreundet und erfand selbst mehrere elektrische Geräte. " "- Wenig gebräunt, kaum fleckig, meist sauber. Einband berieben, Kanten beschabt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sonnets, Written Chiefly on Picturesque Spots, During a Tour

      Bath: R. Cruttwell, 1789. Second edition, "corrected, with additions". [2]-31 pp., lacking blank A1. 4to. Period half calf and marbled boards, red morocco lettering piece. Light foxing. Second edition, "corrected, with additions" [2]-31 pp., lacking blank A1. 4to. The second edition of Bowles' sonnet sequence, which was a major source of inspiration for a young Samuel Taylor Coleridge and helped revive the sonnet form in English. The first edition, published as Fourteen Sonnets, Elegiac and Descriptive, in 1789, is exceedingly rare - Hayward located only two copies. The Bradley Martin copy of the first edition brought $12,000 at his sale in 1990. Hayward 200

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        The Spectator in 8 Volumes

      London: H. Hughs, 1789. The Spectator in 8 volumes. 1789. (Complete set) Printed by H. Hughs; For Messrs. Payne, Rivington, Davis, Longman, etc....Octavo measuring 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches. the boards are a mottled calf ruled and edged in Gilt. The spines appear to 19th century with 6 compartments and the title in gilt on a red label. All the backings are tight. The boards and heads and tails of spine are uniformly rubbed with loss at extremities. Still overall a sturdy set. Each volume has a frontis piece and an index in rear.. Vol. 8 has a small piece cut from fep, probably a price or signature. . 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Rare Book.

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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

      S.n. 1789 - - S.n., s.l. Septembre 1789, in-8 (12x21cm), 52pp., relié. - Rare édition originale avec fausse mention de seconde édition de cet ouvrage paru anonymement et attribué à David Duval de Sanadon par Barbier et Quérard. Reliure à la bradel en plein cartonnage gris clair. Dos lisse muet. Très rare témoignage d'un contempteur de l'un des plus nobles combats de la Révolution française : l'abolition de l'esclavage. David Duval de Sanadon (1748-1816) né en Guadeloupe, colon et planteur de Saint-Domingue, fut défenseur de l'esclavage et fervent royaliste. Il rédigea plusieurs travaux sur le sujet : Précis sur l'esclavage des Nègres (1789), Discours sur l'esclavage des nègres et sur l'idée de leur affranchissement dans les colonies (1786), Précis sur l'esclavage des nègres (1789). Ce court pamphlet s'ouvre, en plein contexte de la Révolution française, sur le constat de l'importante mobilisation de l'opinion en faveur de l'abolition de l'esclavage : "Oui, sans doute, il est temps de ramener l'opinion publique égarée, enflammée sur beaucoup de questions auxquelles tiennent la tranquillité publique et la marche assurée du Gouvernement. Parmi ce nombre est celle de l'esclavage des Nègres, qui a donné naissance à tant d'écrits, et produit une fermentation qui menace les Colonies françaises d'un embrasement prochain, et d'une révolution funeste à la métropole elle-même." Sanadon met immédiatement en opposition les Colons et les Français métropolitains qui "poussés par un zèle [.] ne craignent pas de mettre en danger les propriétés, l'existence de leurs concitoyens, de leurs frères, et d'exposer les Colonies à la plus horrible catastrophe", dressant un tableau des plus pessimistes : "Tous les liens de la subordination sont rompus, tous les travaux sont abandonnés ; les scènes les plus cruelles se préparent ; l'affreux signal est donné : au nom de liberté, tout s'écrie, tout s'arme [.] Ces tableaux sont-ils exagérés ? Y ont-ils bien réfléchi, ces passionnés défenseurs de la cause des Noirs ? Ignorent-ils, ou peuvent-ils se dissimuler la réalité de ces effets désastreux ?". L'auteur fait ici clairement référence aux nombreuses sociétés anti-esclavagistes qui se constituèrent à la fin des années 1780, non seulement en France, mais aussi aux Etats-Unis et en Angleterre. Leur important travail de dénonciation contribua à l'élaboration de multiples pétitions revendiquant l'abolition de l'esclavage dans les colonies. En France, en 1789, on ne dénombre pas moins d'une cinquantaine de cahiers de doléances sur le sujet. Aux arguments humanistes et universalistes des abolitionnistes, Sanadon oppose le traditionnel argument économique et tente de démontrer que le commerce métropolitain est dépendant des colonies et qu'abolir l'esclavage serait une « idée invraisemblable » et lourde de conséquences. En outre, le planteur estime qu'il est du devoir de la France de conserver les colonies, de les protéger et de les développer car elles sont la garantie d'une place stratégique sur le marché européen et plus particulièrement face à la concurrence anglaise, sur laquelle il convient de prendre l'avantage. Ces thèses ne seront pas ignorées par Mirabeau pourtant abolitionniste convaincu et membre fondateur en 1788 de la Société des amis des Noirs, qui militera pour une suppression progressive de l'esclavage. C'est justement la « situation « explosive » de Saint-Domingue, modèle de la pensée de Sanadon et emblème de la traite négrière, qui incite Mirabeau à proposer la mise en place d'une transition vers une économie de travailleurs salariés bien plus rentable et productive que celui des esclaves (Serge Bianchi, « Les Bières flottantes des négriers, un discours non prononcé sur l'abolition de la traite des Noirs », Annales historiques de la Révolution française, 2001). Malgré sa virulence, un texte comme celui de Sanadon ne constitue donc pas une défense aveugle des privilèges coloniaux. Argumentés et fondés sur une expérience concrète, ces libelles sont un véritabl [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History and Antiquities of the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne Two volume set

      London: B White & Son. G: in Good condition without dust jackest as issued. Front board of Volume II detached and taped. 1789. First Edition. Brown hardback half-leather cover with marbled boards. 310mm x 240mm (12" x 9"). xvi, 680pp; 732pp. 31 b/w engraved plates and maps. "Including an Account of the Coal Trade of that Place and Embellished with Engraved Views of the Publick Buildings ". .

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        Niels Klims underjordiske Reise. Oversat efter den latinske Original af Jens Baggesen.

      1789. 4

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        Eigene Lebensgeschichte, in vier Stücken.

      Halle, Curt 1789.7 Bll., 617 S., 10 Bll., 1 w. Bl. Dekorativer HLdr. d. Zt. mit grünem Rückenschild und Rückenverg. ADB III, 644. - Die nicht häufige Autobiographie des Geographen Anton Friedrich Büsching (1724 - 1793). Mit Wappen - Exlibris eines Grafen Schulenburg - Klosterroda, wohl Friedrich Albrecht Graf von der Schulenburg - Klosterroda (1772 - 1853; sächsischer Staatsmann). - Rücken mit Papieretikett. Bücher de

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        Oeuvres posthumes de Frédéric II, roi de Prusse.

      oO oVlg 1789 - Tome Premier [ - Douzieme]. [s.l. uns s.n. = Basel, Thurneysen] 1789. 12 Lederbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und je zwei verschiedenfarbigen Rückenschildchen. (21,4 x 13,5 cm) 8°. - Anonymer schweizer Nachdruck am Vorabend der Französischen Revolution - Henning I A (S.24) = [Leithäuser, Gustav Adolf (1878): "Miscellaneen zur Geschichte König Friedrichs des Grossen, Theil I. Gesammtausgaben der Werke Friedrichs des Grossen, Verzeichniss sämtlicher Ausgaben und Uebersetzungen der Werke Friedrichs des Grossen"] Misz. 10 ["B. Nachdrucke der Originalausgaben"]. OCLC 717953435. RERO R005485317. Die ehemals sehr dekorativen Lederbände nun verblichen, berieben und bestoßen, teilweise verkratzt. Lagenweise stellenweise stärker gebräunt. Kleinere Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen, die Ecken und Kanten verschlissen. Die Innendeckel und fliegenden Vor-, bzw. Nachsätze mit Modeldruckpapier bezogen. Exlibris von Vicco von Bülow-Schwante auf den Innendeckeln, dort auch Spuren eines weiteren, alt entfernten Exlibris. Zum Inhalt: Tomes I - III: "Mémoires sur le règne de Frédéric II, Roi de Prusse, écrits par lui-même." Tomes IV - X: "Correspondance." Tomes XI und XII: "Mélanges." 12 Bände der Ausgabe ohne drei später erschienene, ergänzende Briefbände, die im wesentlichen den Briefwechsel Friedrichs mit dem General Fouqué sowie den mit d'Alembert enthalten. [Friedrich der Große] * Bitte fordern Sie bei Interesse unsere umfangreichen Anmerkungen an. * * Versand mit/ shipping with Deutsche Post oder/ or DHL. - Ask for more pics ! * 10001 gr.

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

      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. Near Fine

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        Sonnets, Written Chiefly on Picturesque Spots, During a Tour

      R. Cruttwell, Bath 1789 - Second edition, "corrected, with additions" [2]-31 pp., lacking blank A1. 4to. The second edition of Bowles' sonnet sequence, which was a major source of inspiration for a young Samuel Taylor Coleridge and helped revive the sonnet form in English.The first edition, published as Fourteen Sonnets, Elegiac and Descriptive, in 1789, is exceedingly rare - Hayward located only two copies. The Bradley Martin copy of the first edition brought $12,000 at his sale in 1990. Hayward 200 Period half calf and marbled boards, red morocco lettering piece. Light foxing [2]-31 pp., lacking blank A1. 4to Second edition, "corrected, with additions". [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay;

      London: John Stockdale,, 1789. with an Account of the Establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island; compiled from Authentic Papers, which have been obtained from the several Departments, to which are added, The Journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball, & Capt. Marshall; with an account of their New Discoveries. Quarto (295 × 222 mm). Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked with the original spine laid down, green morocco label, red morocco onlay bands with gilt arabesque roll, compartments with similar corner-pieces, sun in splendour centre-tools, boards with a bead and chain panel enclosing a floral panel, both gilt, marbled endpapers. With portrait frontispiece after Wheatly, vignette title and 53 copper engraved plates, 5 of them folding. Complete with impressive list of 8-page subscribers list including the names of Joseph Banks, George Anson, Nathaniel Portlock and Alexander Dalrymple; errata leaf bound in before the Advertisement, and the advertisement leaf at the rear. A little rubbed, some scuffs to the boards, foxing to the frontispiece and title page, some offsetting tom the plates, occasional spotting, collector's bookplate of Adrian Bullock to the front pastedown, but overall a very good copy. First Edition, early issue - with the caption on the Kangooroo plate uncorrected, and mispagination of page 121 as 221 - of this foundation work on Australia as a European colony, the official account of the voyage of the First Fleet to Botany Bay and the settlement of Australia, based on the governor's journals and despatches. The appended "List of Convicts" - giving names, location and date of convictions, and length of sentence - is the basic source for all First Fleet genealogy. Arthur Phillip (1738-1814), not only commanded the voyage, but was holding a commission appointing him representative of the Crown for the eastern half of Australia and the adjoining Pacific islands. "Phillip was given the task of founding a convict settlement in Australia, and became the first governor of New South Wales. Reaching Botany Bay in 1788, via Tenerife, Rio de Janeiro and the Cape of Good Hope, Phillip decided that the site was unsatisfactory and sailed to Port Jackson, where he founded the city named Sydney, after Thomas Townshend, Viscount Sydney, secretary of state." (Hill). As large parts of the coastline were still unexplored, Phillip soon embarked on a voyage of coastal discovery. With three boats he set out to investigate Port Jackson, which Cook had named but had not charted. When Phillip discovered the extent of the Harbour, he was overjoyed: "Here all regret arising from the former disappointments was at once obliterated; and Governor Phillip had the satisfaction to find one of the finest harbours in the world, in which a thousand sail of the line might ride in prefect security.". Phillip's discovery of Sydney Harbour was of paramount importance, providing as it did a secure place for settlement. Phillip's journal and that of Hunter, which both contain the first charts of the Harbour based on Hunter's surveys, therefore represent "the foundation stones of any collection of books devoted to coastal discovery" (Wantrup). The account of the voyage is based mainly on Phillip's earliest report to the Government on the Colony, and the reports of other members of the First Fleet. The actual compiler is not known, but he must have had access to the official documents, as it is a very accurate account. The present work is the basic source book, the first in order of importance for the history of Australia and no collection can be complete without a copy.

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        A Tour through Sweden, Swedish-Lapland, Finland and Denmark. In a series of letters, illustrated with engravings.

      Stockton 1789 (Printed by R. Christopher). 4to. 1 tresnitt og 7 kobberstukne plansjer av Thomas Bewick og Ralph Beilby. Ny skinnrygg med bevart gammelt tittelfelt og dekler. Indre falser forsterket med lerret. 1 plansje reparert i øvre marg.. Later calf with old title- label and boards. Woodcut and 7 engraved plates by Thomas Bewick and Ralph Beilby. Inner hinges strengthened. 1 plate repaired in upper margin

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        Anekdoten vom Französischen Hofe, vorzüglich aus den Zeiten Ludewigs des XIV. und des Duc Regent aus Briefen der Madame d’Orleans Charlotte Elisabeth . Welchen noch ein Versuch über die Masque de Fer beigefügt ist. IV, 410 S. Sehr schöner Halblederbd d. Z. mit rotem Rückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Marmorpapiervorsätze.

      Straßburg (d. i. Braunschweig, Schulbuchhandlung), 1789. - Erste Ausgabe der ersten Veröffentlichung aus den Briefen der Liselotte von der Pfalz (1652-1722) in deutscher Sprache. Die Briefe waren meist an die Prinzessin Caroline von Ansbach gerichtet, einige an den Herzog Anton Ulrich von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel; mit interessanten Kommentaren des Herausgebers. Die teils recht urwüchsigen Briefe schildern mit scharfem Blick die Verhältnisse der Zeit und die Missstände am Hof des Sonnenkönigs. Sie sind eine unschätzbare Fundgrube, um den damaligen Zustand der Deutschen und der Franzosen, die gesamte Kultur der beiden Nationen kennen zu lernen. "Bei wenigstens 4 Schreibtagen in der Woche gingen täglich bis zu einem Dutzend Briefe vor allem ins Reich, zumeist in einem originellen, unerhört temperamentvollen, von Sprichwörtern durchsetzten und bis zur Derbheit anschaulichen Deutsch von relativ hohem stilistischen Niveau ." (NDB). "Liselottes unbestechlicher Blick, ihr geistiges Niveau und ihre sprachliche Gestaltungskraft machen diese ursprünglich nur privat gemeinten Briefe nicht nur zu einem (kultur-)geschichtlichen Dokument, sondern auch zu einem literarischen Werk von Rang" (KNLL). "Aeusserst wichtig für die Kultur- und Sittengeschichte. Bemerkenswert sind die beiden letzten französischen Briefe, die sich aus guten Gründen nicht übersetzen lassen" (Hayn/G. V 482). – Aus der verschollenen Schlossbibliothek Wörlitz. Dazu schreiben die Kollegen Müller & Draheim, Potsdam, in ihrem Katalog 19: "Der schöne klassizistische Bibliotheksraum von Schloß Wörlitz steht seit Ende des ersten Weltkrieges leer. Die vom Gründer des Gartenreiches Leopold III. Friedrich Franz von Anhalt-Dessau angelegte Büchersammlung verblieb nach der Abdankung des Fürstenhauses in herzoglichem Privatbesitz. Sie wurde 1918 nach Schloß Dessau überführt und 1931 von Herzog Joachim Ernst an den Berliner Handel verkauft. Seither fehlt jede Spur. Ein Antiquariats-Katalog der Sammlung ist bisher nicht identifizert, auch die Kennzeichen der Wörlitzer Bände galten als unbekannt. Vergangenes Jahr [2010] konnte einem Sammelband . die Provenienz Schloß Wörlitz zugewiesen werden. Seine Kennzeichen waren: Auf der ersten Titelrückseite ein rechteckiger, um 1920 geschnittener Stempel Schlossbibliothek Dessau mit Teilansicht des Dessauer Schlosses, im vorderen Innendeckel anhaltinisches Wappen-Exlibris derselben Zeit . Am Kopf des Titelblattes fanden sich ferner die Initialen S. W. in zeitgenössischer Feder. Die Auflösung dieser schlichten Sigle zu Schloß Wörlitz lag nahe . Das 1778 handschriftlich vor den Schränken aufgenommene und 2008 von der Kulturstiftung DessauWörlitz kommentiert heruasgegebene Verzeichnis der fürstlichen Bibliothek zu Wörlitz bestätigte die Existenz . [diese] Sammelbandes in Schloß Wörlitz. Die Evidenz der Kennzeichen bewog das Land Sachsen-Anhalt zum Ankauf für die Kulturstiftung DessauWörlitz". Der vorliegende Band weist die selben Provenienzmerkmale auf wie oben beschrieben. Obwohl die 'Anekdoten' im Verzeichnis von 1778 noch nicht vermerkt werden konnten, erlauben die übereinstimmenden Merkmale die Zuweisung an Schloss Wörlitz. – Exlibris Eduard Hoffmann und Wappenexlibris auf Innendeckel und fliegendem Vorsatz. Hübscher Stempel der Schlossbibliothek Dessau. Vorzüglich frisches Exemplar auf besserem Papier. – H./B. I 1714. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1789 Voyages of Anacharsis ATLAS MAPS Greece Macedonia Greek Geography 8v SET

      A Paris : Chez De Bure l'aine ., 1789. - 1789 Voyages of Anacharsis ATLAS MAPS Greece Macedonia Greek Geography 8v SET 31 INCREDIBLE Illustrations of Classical Greece This popular work is simply a traveler’s guide to Greece. It includes color outlined maps and historic sites such as Delphi, Mount Parnassus, and the Parthenon. Jean-Jacques Barthélemy (1716 – 1795) was a French writer and numismatist. Barthélemy was the author of a number of learned works on antiquarian subjects, but the great work on which his fame rests is Travels of Anacharsis the younger in Greece. While modern scholarship has superseded many of the details in this book, Barthelemy himself stated the purpose of the book was simply to supply his fellow man with knowledge of the Greek civilization. Anacharsis was a Scythian philosopher who travelled from his homeland on the northern shores of the Black Sea to Athens in the early 6th century BC and made a great impression as a forthright, outspoken "barbarian". Reputedly a forerunner of the Cynics, none of his works has survived. Main author: J -J Barthelemy Title: Voyage du jeune Anacharsis en Grece : dans le milieu du quatrieme siecle avant l'ere vulgaire. Published: A Paris : Chez De Bure l'aine ., 1789. Language: French Notes & contents: • 1st edition • 8 volume set o 7 tomes + atlas o 31 total engravings 24 maps A Paris : Chez De Bure l'aiÌ‚né ., 1789. 7 fascinating illustrations • Ancient architecture & building plans • Medallions FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: A Paris : Chez De Bure l'aine ., 1789. Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee: Customer satisfaction is our first priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $950 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Interesting Small Archive of French Revolutionary Era Newspapers

      Paris, 1789. First Edition. Self-wraps. Folded sheets, stitched. The archive includes twenty items. Titles as follows: 1) Journal de Perlet #s 33 to 37, 39, 911 to 915; Paris, C. Perlet, various years; Suite du Journal de Perlet #356; Paris, C. Perlet, 1793. 2) Journal des débats et des décrets #344; Paris, De l'Imprimerie Nationale, 1792. 3) Annales universelles et méthodiques, concernant la Politique, la Législation, le Commerce, l'Agriculture, l'Economie, la Marine, les Finances, les Sciences, la Littérature, les Arts Méchaniques & Libéraux, &c. #s IV (November 14), 133 (September 9, 1790), 2 (January 6, 1791), 7 (but perhaps 17?) (January 17, 1791), 18 (January 18, 1791), 19 (January 19, 1791); Paris, De l'Imprimerie des Annales Universelles. 4) Bulletin politique du N. 126 des Annales Universelles; Paris, August 25, 1790. Some sporadic foxing. The Perlet issues and one of the Annales Universelles have a faint stain affecting the upper corner; a couple of the Perlet issues have minor wormholes. Overall a nicely preserved set of items pertaining to the French Revolution.; Octavo.

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        4. Vols / 4 Bände : Tableaux, Statues, Bas Reliefs Et Camées, De La Galerie De Florence, Et Du Palais Pitti, Dessinés par M. Wicar, Peintre, et gravés sous la direction de M. Lacombe, Peintre; Avec Les Explications, Par M. Mongez l\'aîné, de l\'Académie Royale des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, Garde des Antiques de Sainte Géneviève, etc, etc. Imprimées sur Papier-vélin superfin de Johannot d\'Annonay..Paris , Chez LACOMBE , Peintre , Editeur de l´Ouvrage M.DCC.LXXXIX

      Paris , Chez LACOMBE , Peintre , Editeur de l´Ouvrage M.DCC.LXXXIX e.a., 1789 - 1814. Gr.-Fol., , Halbleder 4 Bände in 4 Büchern. Prachtvolle schöne Halblederausgabe ( ca. 36 x 54 cm ) in altersberücksichtigend schönem Erhaltungszustand. Rote Halblederbände mit Rückentitel und reicher Goldverzierung. Die Buchdeckel altersüblich etwas berieben, beschabt, im Leder teils leicht berieben oder leicht best. Buchecken teilweise etwas bestossen. Schöner Papierzustand , Illustrationen mit den Pergaminblättern geschützt. Im Papier teilweise alters oder stockfleckig ( Vorsätze i.d.R. etwas stockfleckig, teils an den Pergaminblättern etwas stockfleckig, überierwiegend die jeweils paar ersten und letzten Seiten etwas stock/ altersfleckig, sonst gelegentlich in unterschiedlichem Umfang. . Alle Gelenke sind intakt , Schnitt üblich angestaubt, altersübliche Lese Gebrauchspuren. - Alle Tafeln sind vorhanden . Das Vorsatzpapier teils druckwellig e.t.c. 803 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Descrizione Dei Circhi Particolarmente Di Quello Di Caracalla E Dei Giucchi In Essi Celebrati. Opera postuma publicata da Carlo Fea.

      Roma Pagliarini 1789 - 1. edition. 44,5 x 31,5 cm. XXI, CXXX, XX S. Ill. Halbpergament der Zeit mit neuem Rückenschild, teilweise berieben, restauriert. Brunet 1, 848; Cicognara 3619; Olschki 16463; nicht im Ornamentstichkatalog. Erste Ausgabe. Mit gestochener Titelvig. , 4 textkupfern und 20 (7gefaltete) Kupfertafeln. Mit teilweise zusammengesetzten Faltplänen und rissen antiker Stadien sowie interessanten Aufnahmen ihrer besonderen arcjitektonischen Details. Biaconi war als Leibarzt am sächsischen Hof und später in Rom einflußreich für die Entwicklung Winkelmanns. - Teilweise etwas gebräunt und etwas fleckig. Gestochenes Exlibris des italienischen Künstlers Augusto Burchi. -------- First edition. With 20 (7 folded) engraved plates, four engraved head - and tailpisces. "Opera accrediata, e pina di dottrina". Some browning and spotting. Bound in contemporary half vellum, new spine label; partly rubbed, few restaurations. Bookplate of the Italien painter Augusto Burchi. 1.100 gr. Halbpergament der Zeit mit neuem Rückenschild, teilweise berieben, restauriert.

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        Plan of a society established in London, anno domini 1785,

      8vo. (in 4s), 80pp., in early, perhaps original, wrappers, the spine paper somewhat worn. A fine copy. Rare, as are all early editions. (ESTC finds 3 copies of a single-sheet plan probably of 1785, a single copy of a 32 page pamphlet dated 1786, a single copy of a 44 page pamphlet of 1787, 3 copies of another in 1788, and 3 copies of our 1789 printing - at BL Lambeth Palace Un. of Kansas). "The initiative that led to its foundation came chiefly from a well-to-do Baptist merchant and philanthropist, William Fox, who had already founded a free day school at Clapton, where he was lord of the manor. He had been canvassing the possibility of a national system of education, and he discovered in Raikes's plan the basis for such a system. The Society, which eventually emerged out of a meeting called by Fox in August 1785, was formed to promote Sunday Schools and thus to rescue the children of the poor 'from low habits of vice and idleness, and to initiate them into a moral and religious course of life.' The primary medium of reformation was assumed to be the Bible. Hence the overpowering emphasis on reading instruction, with the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer, and the Catechism as the chief vehicles, and acceptance by the Society of responsibility for providing these and other text books. The founders were determined to submerge sectarian differences. Evangelicals had no prejudice against working with Nonconformists, and the Sunday School Society offers an admirable instance of that cooperation." [David Owen, English philanthropy, p.114]. In 1789, the management committee of 24 men included William Fox, Thomas Raikes, Samuel Hoare, and Samuel Thornton. The treasurer was the M.P. and philanthropist, Henry Thornton. With whatever measure of cynicism modern historians may now view this Sunday School movement, its rapid achievements are undeniable. By 1789 it had established 610 schools, educated 41,295 scholars, given away 46,639 spelling books, 13,144 testaments, and 3,261 bibles.

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        "Authentic Letter from Botany Bay" dated Sydney Cove 12 July 1788 [in] The Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser

      London: R. Butters, Fleet Street, 1789. Broadside, 4pp., halfpenny tax stamp, a well preserved example. Scarce contemporary printing of an important letter from Port Jackson, dated Sydney Cove, 12 July 1788. Running to over 1500 words and including a good number of otherwise unrecorded personal reflections, it is a substantial contribution to the history of the First Fleet. A similar but significantly different letter was transcribed by Sir Joseph Banks, and was later printed in the Historical Records of New South Wales (see below). Such letters published in contemporary journals and newspapers represent a substantial alternative account of the early days of the colony. The published date of early May 1789 confirms that the original must have been carried on either the Borrowdale or the Prince of Wales, the only vessels to have reached England in time. It was written by an officer, but not likely a sailor (phrases such 'as far as I can recollect, we sailed from the Cape of Good Hope on the 20th of November 1787' are hardly the hallmark of a nautical man). The author was one of those who stayed in Botany Bay while Phillip and Hunter reconnoitred to the north, and while impressed with the beauty of Sydney harbour ('the finest in the known world'), he was bitter about the poor soil and land, and does not flinch from open criticism of Cook (and by implication, Banks). Some of the most interesting sections include comments on his attempt to cultivate his own plot of land and his affection for his three messmates, who have united their estates and sown half an acre of wheat. He also comments on buying six sheep at the Cape of Good Hope, but that they are 'dead through the badness of this country, or killed by some villains among the convicts.'The most notable aspect of the letter, however, is the author's sophisticated account of the flora and fauna of Sydney and keen eye for the habits of the aborigines - 'the natives are accurately described by Capt. Cook (I wish he had as faithfully described the country).' The notes on natural history are of some substance. However, despite having been given two acres of land and space for a garden, despite the establishment of a 'brick manufactory', despite their progress in building huts 'principally of the cabbage trees', despite having sown wheat and successfully grown some potatoes, the author is despondent about the settlement. His letter concludes with him venturing 'to say it will never answer the intentions of Government, and I make no doubt, but we shall be recalled, which I sincerely wish' and, even more strongly, 'I believe this country to be the outcast of God's works.'The letter is unsigned, but the author was likely either a supernumerary or a marine officer. It was surely not written by Tench, who was much more sanguine about the colony, it has little in common with Collins, and nothing with the only known work by the Reverend Richard Johnson (An Address to the Inhabitants, 1794). Nor does it share much with the journals and letters now held in the Mitchell and National Libraries. Indeed, given the letter's notes on natural history, it was quite possibly written by one of the medical men, who took the keenest interest in the flora and fauna of Sydney. Perhaps the most likely candidate is the Surgeon John White, with whose published account the letter shares several interests and not a few unusual phrases ("rara avis" to describe the black swan, the use of red gum as an "astringent", the note that the trees are only good for firewood, and the strong sense that the settlement should be abandoned). Of the other surgeons, perhaps another possible candidate is Dennis Considen, except it is hard to believe that he would have been so dismissive of Cook, as it might have given offence to Sir Joseph Banks, and at the time Considen was carefully attempting to garner the latter's patronage (but see HRNSW, vol. 1, part II, p. 220). If nothing else, White did have one of his later letters printed in the London Chronicle in December 1790.It is interesting to compare the text of this letter with a similar one which was transcribed by Sir Joseph Banks and retained in his papers, later being included in the Historical Records of New South Wales (vol. 1, part II, pp. 221-4). Although the two letters share enough in common to prove that they are in some way based on the same original, and while both share a sense of dismay about the fate of the settlement, there are significant differences in tone and structure; most interestingly, while the HRNSW letter is slightly fuller and more detailed, it lacks many of the more personal aspects of the Morning Chronicle version (such as the note on his messmates, the comments on his gardening, or the fate of the sheep he bought at the Cape). Another curious point is that the HRNSW letter is said to be "by an officer of the marines" (although the authority for this statement is not clear), and is dated 18 November 1788, five months later than the present letter. Whatever the case, Banks simply noted that it 'would not be prudent to rely wholly upon what this gent has advanced.'We have handled two separate printings of this letter, the present example and another in the London Chronicle. However, this example in the Morning Chronicle appears to be the first instance the letter is printed for the general public: dated April 24, it predates the later instance in the London Chronicle which was released during the first week of May 1789.

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