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        Prospect der Stadt Berlin.

      . kol. Kupferstich v. Sommer n. Eder, um 1790, 15,5 x 26,3. Kiewitz 415. Ernst, Berlin in der Druckgraphik, Eder Nr. 1. - Sehr seltene Gesamtansicht von Berlin. Blick vom Schiffbauerdamm aus.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        BODENSEE. - Karte. Karte des Bodensees mit der weiteren Umgebung.

      - Altkol. Kupferstich bei Carmine, Augsburg, um 1790, 59 x 92,5 cm (von zwei Platten gedruckt). Umfasst das Gebiet vom Rheinlauf mit Breisach im Westen, der Donau mit Ulm im Norden, dem Lech im Osten und der Herrschaft Werdenberg sowie den Schweizer Seen (bis zum Vierwaldstätter See) im Süden. Äußerst seltene Karte des Großraumes um den Bodensee mit Einzeichnung der größeren Orte und Städte als Grundriß. Rechts unten figürliche Kartusche. - Stellenweise etwas gebräunt und leicht wasserrandig.

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      1790 2 VOL, MANUSCRITO ORIGINAL DE ASTRONOMIA, SPHERA, METAFISICA Y FILOSOFIA 1790. 350Pág+350Pág. PIEL. CONTIENE 7 BELLOS GRABADOS. EXTREMADAMENTE RARO. REF 6.4 Sphaera 50.. Firmado por el autor. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Como Nuevo.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Traite de Cavalerie, Propre a conduire l'homme de guerre depuis l'etat de simple Cavalier jusqu'a celui de General d'Armee

      Paris: Nyon & Firmin Didot, 1790 (Circa). 2nd Issue . Very Good. 11.5 x 17.75 inches (30 x 45 cm). Full mottled calf leather binding. Spine has six raised bands, red morocco title label, gilt decoration. Triple gilt fillet border to boards, double gilt fillet to board edges. Marbled page edges, marbled endpapers. Slight wear to head/foot of spine, section of loss to leather on rear cover. Excellent solid binding with minimal cracking to joints. Free endpapers and leading/trailing blanks have been removed. Professional repairs to lower corners of boards. Tear to title page with archival tape repairs to verso. Slight loss to top left corner of dedication pages. Bottom corner of p27/28 folded and miscut. Single stamp to lower margin of title page: Det Kongelige Artilleriecorps Bibliothek (Det Kongelige Artillerikorps Bibliotek/Danish Royal Artillary Corps Library) 11 engraved plates on 10 leaves (some by Dupuis). 8 Vignettes (some by Van Blarenberghe). A few occasional marks but text and plates are in excellent overall condition. PLEASE NOTE: This is the text volume only and does not include the atlas volume of 32 maps. Drummond de Melfort's classic treatise on cavalryman procedures. First published in 1776 by Desprez, this second issue was published posthumously by Nyon & Didot (Cohen-de Ricci p326-327). The author died in 1788, Det Kongelige Artillerikorps, whose's stamp appears on the title page, ceased to exist in 1803 - indicating publication between these dates. Please Note: This is a heavy item and international postage will be more than the standard rate - a postage supplement will be requested after the order has been placed. Please contact us for an accurate postage cost for your location. Hardback. Printed pages: Folio. xxii, [2], 505, [2]

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      Port-au-Prince: De l'Imprimerie de Mozard, 1790. - 20pp. Gathered signatures. Small color pencil notation on titlepage, minor dampstain to gutter throughout, else very good. Proposals from the citizens of the colony who were gathered in Leogane, and replies from the Governor General. Following assistance from the military, supported by the governor of Saint Domingue, against the Assembly of San Marco (July 29/30) and the flight of the survivors to the mainland on the ship Le Léopard (Aug. 8), it was still necessary to dissipate, especially in the south and west of the colony, preventions in favor of the fugitives and their heretofore constitutional projects. A meeting held in Leogane with the aim of continuing the agitation was contained by the Governor's troops and the young militia of Voluntary Patriots. In the end some restricted proposals were put forward, to which Governor Peinier gave mainly benevolent replies. In the present document, the introduction by Peinier is followed by the proposals opposite the Governor's replies. A rare work, with only seven total copies in OCLC. ROQUINCOURT 4203.

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      Port-au-Prince: Imprimerie de Mozard, 1790. - 16pp. Folded sheets. Light creasing and wear. Clean and fresh. Very good plus. Scarce imprint from the French colony of St. Domingue, containing correspondence between the royally appointed Governor General of the island to the illegally formed provincial Assembly. The correspondence runs from April 27th to May 16th. The governor, Antoine de Thomassin Peynier, would subsequently disband the assembly, who would sail for France to plead their case. Peynier resigned at the end of 1790, and the revolution on the island marched ever onward, eventually resulting in the overthrow of white rule. Four copies in OCLC, at the Bibliotheque Nationale, the John Carter Brown Library, New York Public Library, and the American Antiquarian Society. BISSAINTHE 7285.

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        Antiquario della Diocesi di Milano contenente diverse notizie storiche sacre e profane di tutte le parrocchie forensi distribuite in sei regioni con un elenco delle chiese plebane e figliali e loro rispettiva popolazione.

      nella Stamperia di Luigi Veladini 1790 In - 8° (cm. 17), legatura novecentesca (legg. serrata) in m. pergamena con piatti in carta decorata; pp. [8], 280 in buono stato, con 6 graziose vignette all'incipit di ogni capitolo, e frontespizio incorniciato; fioriture sparse. Rara edizione originale di questa «importante opera, ristampata con le opportune aggiunte ben due volte nell'Ottocento (1828 e 1856)» [Villa 75]. Cfr. Lozzi 2606. Buon esemplare.

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        Strictures on the lives and characters of the most eminent lawyers of the present day : including, among other celebrated names, those of the Lord Chancellor, and the twelve judges

      1790 - Physical description; xv,[1],232p. ; 8°. Notes; Anonymous. By Leman Thomas Rede, the elder. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT100328. Subjects; Judges - Great Britain. Lawyers - Great Britain. Closed tear to the title. Finely and [period] sympathetically bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and the title blocked direct in gilt. An uncommonly good example; of presentation quality - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 232 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NE Coast of New Holland.

      G. Nicol,, London: 1790 - This remarkable chart of the Cape York Penninsula, North Queensland, was first published in the first edition of Bligh's account of the infamous mutiny. It was charted during Bligh's death-defying journey across 4000 miles of open seas in the Bounty's launch. Despite departing under such dire circumstances, Bligh piloted the launch to safety in Timor. "In the course of this hazardous journey Bligh took the opportunity to chart and name parts of the unknown north-east coast of New Holland as he passed along it" (Wantrup, p.128). One wonders at his continued attention to such detail, in which he charts the Cape York Penninsula. The book is entitled "A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty' and the Subsequent Voyage of Part of the Crew, in the Ship's Boat, from Tofoa, One of the Friendly Islands, To Timor." The map is not listed in Tooley, but should be. The book references: Ferguson 71; Wantrup 61; Hill 132; Kroepelian 87. Image size 7 1/2 x 10 1/2" with large margins, 11 x 15". [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Théâtre de Pierre Corneille, avec des commentaires &c. &c. &c.

      First printing of this beautiful edition of the plays of Corneille by Voltaire, illustrated with 34 figures by Plover and engraved by Baquoy Lemire, Lempereur, of Longueuil, and a frontispiece by Peter, engraved by Watelet. It is pursued not only for his comments but for illustration of Voltaire.Full speckled calf Empire Doll signed, in the "Back to Egypt" style. Smooth back adorned with an iron oil lamp repeated three times, and another of a lion standing double tail; lace, threads and golden dotted, golden eagles, wings, along with rats, snakes, rabbits and deer coaching flat, geometric lace coaching contreplats, golden wheels on cuts and caps garlands. All slices browned. Light foxing around the edges of some endpapers. Friction on the dishes. Some rubbed caps, caps two partially missing. Few scuffs and wormholes.Fine copy in a binder Empire. With Bozérian and Thouvenin, Doll is one of the major bookbinders period 1790 - 1830."Nice edition that Voltaire had printed by subscription in Cramer brothers in Geneva, accompanying comments, to endow a descendant of the great Corneille, he had collected. All over Europe took part "(Henry Cohen: Guide book lover with engravings of the eighteenth century, 255). The two famous names of Corneille and Voltaire waved across Europe to consider the names of the subscribers, starting with the King of France himself. S.n. [Cramer] S.l. [Genève] 1764 12 tomes en 12 vol. in-8 (12,5x20cm) 12 volumes reliés

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        English Botany; or, coloured figures of British Plants, with their essential characters, synonyms, and places of growth. To which will be added occasional remarks

      London : Printed for the Author by J Davis, 1790 A good copy of the 1st edition of this beautiful work, complete in 36 volumes with a 37th index volume, and with 2593 hand coloured plates engraved by James Sowerby. This was Sowerby's major work - taking him from 1790 to 1814 to complete. In contemporary half leather bindings with gilt compartments, designs and titles to spine, and marbled boards. Vol I has a bookplate of R E Skyring Thomas to the front pastedown. The bindings are in good to very good clean condition, with some surface wear to spines and corners, and occasional scuffing. The contents vary. Some volumes and volume sections are very clean and bright. Others have offsetting from plates to text (particularly where the plates have dark blocks of colour eg on the mosses and lichens) and some browning or brown spotting, particularly on text pages. Around 3 text pages are very browned on both sides probably due to a paper flaw. Some plates are affected, although plates are generally very clean. The plate paper varies in weight and original colour (from white, to a creamier/browner tone). Each volume has title page, 3 pages of index and 72 plates. Vol I has a preface; Vol IV (which is dated out of sequence - 1804) has a preface by J E Smith dated 1795; Vol VIII has 2 copies of plate 532; Vol XXV has 2 folding plates; Vol XXXII has 1 folding plate; Index vol is dated 1814 with title page, dedication to Linnean Society, advert, and index. Vol XXVI has a small ink correction on p 1801, some staining and some offsetting from text to plates. Vol XXVII has a small piece missing from the margin of text page 1903. If you are interested in this work please enquire and we will provide more images to enable you to assess condition fully.

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        An Excursion to Brighthelmstone, an in the years 1789. London, printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson 1790. Quer- Gr.- Fol. 13 Bll., mit 8 Aquatinta - Radierungen in Sepia von Alken nach Rowlandson, Goldschnitt, Hldr. d. 19. Jhdts. mit Vergold.

      . . Abbey, Scenery 54.- Erste Ausgabe.- Tlw. leicht fleckig und gebräunt. Ebd. berieben und bestoßen.# First edition.- Oblong folio; 13 leaves, printed on recto only. Eight fine sepia aquatints, each signed, "Drawn by Rowlandson. Tinted by Alken," and dated "June 1, 1790."-

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        Narrations d'Omaï, insulaire de la mer du sud, ami et compagnon de voyage du Capitaine Cook. Ouvrage traduit de l'O-taïtien, par M. K***, & publié par le Capitaine L.A.B

      Rouen: Chez de Boucher, 1790. Four volumes, octavo, portrait frontispiece to volume one ("Omaï amené en Angletere par le Capitaine Furneaux"), wood-engraved headpieces; some early jottings on verso of frontispiece and final leaf of volume one, a handsome set in early quarter calf, spines gilt. The Omai fantasy. First edition of this romantic fantasy about Omai, the Tahitian islander brought back to England by Cook. This is, with Elliott's Hildebrand Bowman, one of the two key imaginary voyages which relate specifically to Cook's voyages.Canon Baston (1741-1825) was a native of Rouen who published many works on rather arcane questions of theology, making it all the more surprising that he should be the author of this extraordinary work: an imaginary autobiography of Omai concentrating on the Tahitian's visit to Europe.Omai's visit to Europe was indeed newsworthy: despite Cook's initial objections, Omai was taken on board the Adventure, which returned to Portsmouth in July 1774. Given into the custody of Banks and Solander, Omai was fêted by the English public and widely seen as the embodiment of Rousseauist ideals of the noble savage. The public's fascination was reflected by the huge success of the long-running pantomime Omai: or a Trip Round the World, staged by Loutherbourg and Shield.Baston's long novel purports to be the autobiography of Omai translated from the Tahitian (it includes a four-page glossary of difficult Tahitian terms). Seen by Tarlton and McCormick as Omai's 'supreme literary tribute', the fantasy borrows heavily from the utopian imaginary voyage tradition by depicting Omai as the 'saviour of his people, a leader who on returning from England purges his society of all its evils while he introduces only the benefits of European civilisation' (Auckland City Art Gallery, The Two Worlds of Omai, 1977, p. 14).Unlike his compatriot Diderot, whose writings on Autorou - the Tahitian who returned with Bougainville to France - are marked by bitter regret at the European influence on the Pacific, Baston depicts an idyllic synthesis of Tahitian innate nobility being enhanced and purified by contact with Europe. Tragically, of course, it was Diderot's cynicism which provided a far more accurate appraisal of the coming destruction of Polynesian society, a fact which increases the historical fascination of Baston's portrait of bucolic harmony.

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        ROM. "Vue Générale de Rome prise sur le Mont Mario". Blick über Rom von der Villa Mellini auf dem Monte Mario.

      - Altkol. Umrißradierung von Schwartz nach Jacob Philipp Hackert, um 1790, 53 x 77 cm. Vgl. Weidner, J.Ph. Hackert, Abb. 96; Nordhoff/Reimer, Werkverzeichnis, Nr. 159. - Prachtvolle Umrißradierung nach einer Gouache von Hackert aus dem Jahre 1781. Die Gouache ist seit 1945 verschollen; zuletzt war sie im Kupferstich Kabinett in Berlin. Auf unserem Blatt ist die Staffage im Vordergrund gegenüber der Vorlage verändert. Stimmung und Licht sind hervorragend eingefangen. - Tadellos erhaltenes und farbfrisches Kapitalblatt in der alten Originalrahmung.

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        Vienne en Autriche.

      Paris, Jean, um 1790.. Altkolorierter Kupferstich nach Hoefnagel, Bildausschnitt 32 x 50 cm, Blattgr. 38 x 54,5 cm.. Vergl. Paulusch, Ikonografie von Österreich, W 5431 oder 5432 (dort identische Ausgaben bei Charpentier und Daumont); späte und detailgetreue Kopie der bekannten Vogelschau von Hoefnagel (erstmalig 1609 erschienen), zeigt somit für das Erscheinungsjahr eine absolut veraltete Darstellung der Stadt; mit Legende 1-42 am unteren Bildrand; breitrandig und gut erhalten.

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        Critik der reinen Vernunft. Dritte verbesserte Auflage - 1. Druck der 3. Auflage (im selben Jahr erschien bei Hartknoch in Riga noch eine Titelauflage mit der Angabe "Dritte unveränderte Auflage").

      Riga, Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1790.. XLIV, 884 S. 8°, Halblederband der Zeit auf 5 Bünden, mit Rückenschild, etwas Rückenvergoldung, dreiseitigem Rotschnitt und Kleisterpapiervorsätzen.. Einband etwas bestoßen; Rücken mit einigen kleinen Wurmlöchern; hinteres Rückengelenk an den Kapitalen mit kleineren Fehlstellen durch Wurmfraß; vorderes Rückengelenk mit kleiner Fehlstelle am oberen Kapital; kleine Fehlstelle am unteren Kapital; Lederecken mit kleinen Bezugsfehlstellen; Bezugspapier der Deckel berieben, beschabt und etwas wasserfleckig (auf dem Vorderdeckel etwas stärker wasserfleckig); Innengelenke mit etwas Papierverlust durch Wurmfraß; Kleisterpapier-Innendeckelbezüge (Spiegel) nicht ganz passgenau; Vorsätze, Titel und letzte Seite stockfleckig - ansonsten nur gering stockfleckig; zu Beginn und Schluß leicht wasserrandig; vereinzelt winzige Knickspuren in den Ecken; alter Namenzug und Stempel einer Klosterbibliothek auf dem Titel; die Seiten 454-489 nicht paginiert (wie immer). Die 3. Auflage von Kants Hauptwerk. Warda 61.

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        Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London Relative to that Event. In a Letter Intended to have been Sent to a Gentleman in Paris

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall 1790, 1790. Crown octavo, pp.iv; 356. With the following later printing points; dated title-page positions the letter 'M' below and just to the right of the 'D' of DODSLEY; verso blank; preface: with floral device on p. iv; p.194 with printer's cross or dagger as signature device, p.223, l.23, 'ascertainmennt'; no Debrett ad to rear. Contemporary polished calf boards, respined to style, a.e.g. Old ink name to title, small chip to fore-edge of same, some edge wear. A presentable copy. PMM239 'one of the most brilliant of all polemics'

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        Historia De La Vida De Marco Tulio Ciceron. Traducida Por Don Joseph Nicolás De Azara.

      Imprenta Real, Madrid 1790 - Anteportada - portada - 4 hojas - 82 - 262 pp. y 4 láminas. Más 8 grabados entre el texto = Anteportada - portada - 3 hojas - 380 pp. y 7 láminas. Más 8 grabados entre el texto = Portada - 7 hojas - 389 pp. y 8 láminas. Más 5 grabados entre el texto = y = anteportada - portada - 5 hojas - 347 pp. - 1 hoja y 7 láminas. Más 5 grabados entre el texto. En total 26 láminas de bustos de personajes clásicos, la mayoría grabadas por los hermanos Salvador Carmona de la Calcografía Nacional. Todos buenos grabados calcográficos originales al acero. Edición en papel de hilo y a gran papel. Encuadernación de época en piel. Lomeras con nervios, florones y un tejuelo. Cantos fileteados. Ejemplar completísimo, con muy conservado papel y tintaje, pero con antigua mácula en algunas hojas. Size: 4 Vols. De 24,5 x 18 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "New York August 26 1790. / Sir / I expected ere this to have been able to send you an act of Congress prescribing some special duties and regulations for the exercise of the consular offices of the United States; ... " [followed by eight paragraphs of manuscript text explaining that the act will be held over to the following session and offering "some matters of information" for the interim]

      New York, 1790. 4to, two-pages (with a blank integral leaf), a secretarial manuscript version of the letter (written in the same clerical hand as other Thomas Jefferson letters from 1790, including the one appointing Edward Church, to the post of consul in Bilbao, Spain, 17 June 1790, making him one of the nation's first six consuls), with the closing "I have the honor to be &c.," but unsigned (Jefferson was the Secretary of State at the time), written on paper with Edmeads & Pine watermark, a paper Jefferson used regularly in the 1790s and 1800s, approximately 1250 words. A circular sent by Jefferson to the consuls and vice-consuls of the United States (16 had been appointed at the time), "the earliest instructions to the consular body ... they contain an explanation of many of the duties of consuls and also Jefferson's ideas as to the personnel of the service ... These instructions settle some questions that had already arisen, and they proved an invaluable guide to the consuls in their work, wherein few or no precedents had as yet been established. The circular letter did not define the jurisdiction of consuls, but later circulars and letter supplied the lack" (Powell). We have not been able to locate a separately printed version of this circular letter earlier than in the third item listed below. [With:] An Act, concerning Consuls and Vice Consuls. For carrying into full effect the Convention between the King of the French, and the United States of America, entered into for the purpose of defining and establishing the functions and privileges of their respective Consuls and Vice Consuls. [Philadelphia: John Fenno? or Childs & Swaine?, 1792]. First edition (?). Folio. (3) pp. Signed in type at the end "Jonathan Trumbull, Speaker of the House of Representatives; John Adams, Vice-President of the United States and President of the Senate; Approved, April fourteenth, 1792: Go. Washington, President of the United States." "The first law of the United States which professed to organize a consular service" (Sheppard). "It should be noticed that this act did not, as some have said, create the consular service, but it did to a certain extent define the duties and functions of consuls" (Powell). Apparently not in Evans, Bristol, or Shipton & Mooney. Apparently not recorded on OCLC. [With:] (Circular.) To the Consuls of the United States. [Philadelphia: Francis Childs?, 1795]. First edition (?). Folio. (3) pp. Prints the first item in this lot signed in type by Thomas Jefferson, a second circular to consuls from the Secretary of State (Jefferson) issued 31 May 1792, a Thanksgiving Proclamation by President George Washington (also separately printed in time for a 1 January 1795 issuing date, cf. Evans 29730), and a circular issued to consuls by Secretary of State Edmund Randolph, 31 December 1794, signed by him at the end and addressed in manuscript to "Nathaniel Cutting, Esq / Consul of the US of Am / Havre." Apparently not in Evans, Bristol, or Shipton & Mooney. Apparently not recorded on OCLC. Fine copies. All three documents folded, as if for mailing. (#6009) "The practice of maintaining consular agents at foreign ports and cities for the protection of commerce, navigation, and trade, dates back to the very beginning of modern civilization ... the consular system, it may be said, was the beginning of the diplomatic service ... to a nation essentially commercial, like the United States, there is no administrative agency of the government more useful or more important than the consular service, not only as a means of conducting our foreign affairs, but as an agency for the protection and promotion of foreign commerce" (Sheppard). The three items offered here represent what appears to be the available materials documenting the establishment of the American consular serve by Jefferson and his successor as Secretary of State, Edmund Randolph; Jefferson also sent a circular on 13 May 1791 "To the Consuls and Vice-Consuls of the United States," again explaining the lack of action in the Congress, but it was first published in 1906. "The consular system, if system it can properly be called, was fully established in 1792. It had been developed by Jefferson along the line indicated by him in his letter to [John] Jay, accompanying the consular convention of 1788. It was not satisfactory to Jefferson, but it was the best obtainable at the time" (Powell). Edmund Randolph (1753-1813) served as governor of Virginia in the 1780s before being named the first Attorney General of the United States, serving in that position until succeeding Jefferson in 1793; he also represented Aaron Burr at his trial for treason in 1807. Nathaniel Cutting (1760?-1822), a New England ship captain working in Le Havre, France, in various commercial activities, made Jefferson's acquaintance while the future President was serving as the American minister in that country, and was among the first group to be named American consul. For a full history of the development of the American consular service, see Charles Stuart Kennedy's "The American Consul: A History of the United States Consular Service, 1776-1914," Harvard U. Press, 1914; for an excellent overview of Thomas Jefferson's role in the development of the United States Consular Service, see Burt E. Powell's "Jefferson and the Consular Service," pp. 626-638 in the "Political Science Quarterly," Vol. 21, No. 4, December, 1906; and for a look at the international development of the consular service from ancient times, see Eli T. Sheppard's "American Consular Service," pp. 388-457 in the University of California's "Chronicle," Vol. 4, 1901.

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        Manuscript on paper, in German. "Dialogum des Plato mit biografischen Anmerkungen

      No place [Germany] 4to (23.5 cm, 9.25"). [8], 73 pp.; [4], 71 pp.; [4], 108 pp.; [4], 60 pp.; [4], 36 pp.; [2], 54 pp.; [2], 20 pp.; [2], 14 pp.; [2], 18 pp.. 1790 Nine of Plato's Dialogues with biographical notes, footnotes, and occasional citations in Greek, all transcribed in the same small neat hand in black ink; e.g., Protagoras, Gorgias, Phaedras, the Apology of Socrates. Each dialogue is introduced by a sectional title-page, some having brief notes on that leaf verso. Provenance: Ex–Johann August Wilhelm Neander Collection, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School (properly deaccessioned). Modern black moiré cloth, gilt leather spine label. Very good condition save for smoke-darkening on page edges, in some cases working inward to affect a margin though not heavily; strong and readable.

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        MIDSUMMER HOLYDAYS; or, A Long Story. Written for the Improvement and Entertainment of Young Folk. Second edition.

      83, [1 ad'] pages. Recent full sheep, gilt red title label to spine. 12mo. Some juvenile scribbling and doodling to the half-title, title, blank recto, and the first page of text; else a very good copy of a work thought to be by Lady Ellenor Fenn.

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        THE WREN; or, The Fairy of the Green-House, consisting of Song, Story and Dialogue. Founded upon actual Incidents, and put together for the Amusement and Instruction of three Little Boys during the Confinement of their Mother. No date [circa 1790]. [4], 5 - 76, [3 ad's] pages. The blank recto of the frontispiece and the blank verso of the last leaf of ad's pastedowns to the boards. Illustrated with a wood-engraved frontispiece and twelve other woodcuts throughout, some signed 'L' - probably John Lee. Contemporary Dutch floral boards. Binding 10.4 x 9 cm. Contained in a morocco-backed clamshell box. Strained between frontispiece and title, else a near fine copy. Osborne page 87.


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        Geschichte der k. k. Vorderösterreichischen Staaten., Aus Urkunden, gleichzeitigen Geschichtsschreibern und anderen reinsten Quellen gezogen.

      St. Blasien, (Klosterdruckerei), 1790 - LXIV, 636; 655 S. 1 gefalt. Stammtafel und 3 mehrfach gefalt. Kupferkarten. Erste Ausgabe, so komplett und selten. - Holzmann/B. II, 6413. Krones 362. Wurzbach XIII, 204 (gibt als Erscheinungsjahr 1791 an): "Franz Kreuter (1736 - 1806) war Benedictiner der berühmten Abtei St. Blasien im Schwarzwalde, die sich um die Geschichte, Stammesherleithung und Denkmäler des Habsburgischen Kaiserhauses von den ältesten Zeiten an so ausgezeichnete Verdienste erworben hat . Auch Kreutter zählt zu den auserwählten der historischen Forscher dieses Stiftes. Von dem Fürstabte Gerbert angeregt, ja von ihm auch unterstützt, schrieb und veröffentlichte er die `Geschichte der k. k. vorderösterreichischen Staaten, aus Urkunden`, ein Werk, das bisher durch kein besseres noch ersetzt ist". - Klassische und fundierte Geschichte von Vorderösterreich, die wohl fundierteste historische Abhandlung des 18. Jahrhunderts über den gesamten Bodenseeraum. Von besonderem Wert ist diese Arbeit durch die gewissenhafte und ausführliche Bearbeitung der Quellen und der Werke der Bibliothek des Klosters St. Blasien. Behandelt wird die vorderösterreichische Geschichte (d. h. der habsburgischen Besitzungen in der Schweiz, in Liechtenstein, in Vorarlberg, im Elsass, um Belfort, im südlichen Baden-Württemberg und in Bayerisch-Schwaben) im Rahmen der deutschen bzw. österreichischen Geschichte. - Titel mit hs. und gestempeltem Besitzvermerk. Leicht gebräunt und fleckig. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 8°. Mod. Pp. mit alten Buntpapierbezügen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Geschichte der k. k. Vorderösterreichischen Staaten. Aus Urkunden, gleichzeitigen Geschichtsschreibern und anderen reinsten Quellen gezogen.

      St. Blasien, (Klosterdruckerei), 1790.. 2 Bde. LXIV, 636; 655 S. 1 gefalt. Stammtafel und 3 mehrfach gefalt. Kupferkarten. 8°. Mod. Pp. mit alten Buntpapierbezügen.. Erste Ausgabe, so komplett und selten. - Holzmann/B. II, 6413. Krones 362. Wurzbach XIII, 204 (gibt als Erscheinungsjahr 1791 an): "Franz Kreuter (1736 - 1806) war Benedictiner der berühmten Abtei St. Blasien im Schwarzwalde, die sich um die Geschichte, Stammesherleithung und Denkmäler des Habsburgischen Kaiserhauses von den ältesten Zeiten an so ausgezeichnete Verdienste erworben hat ... Auch Kreutter zählt zu den auserwählten der historischen Forscher dieses Stiftes. Von dem Fürstabte Gerbert angeregt, ja von ihm auch unterstützt, schrieb und veröffentlichte er die 'Geschichte der k. k. vorderösterreichischen Staaten, aus Urkunden', ein Werk, das bisher durch kein besseres noch ersetzt ist". - Klassische und fundierte Geschichte von Vorderösterreich, die wohl fundierteste historische Abhandlung des 18. Jahrhunderts über den gesamten Bodenseeraum. Von besonderem Wert ist diese Arbeit durch die gewissenhafte und ausführliche Bearbeitung der Quellen und der Werke der Bibliothek des Klosters St. Blasien. Behandelt wird die vorderösterreichische Geschichte (d. h. der habsburgischen Besitzungen in der Schweiz, in Liechtenstein, in Vorarlberg, im Elsass, um Belfort, im südlichen Baden-Württemberg und in Bayerisch-Schwaben) im Rahmen der deutschen bzw. österreichischen Geschichte. - Titel mit hs. und gestempeltem Besitzvermerk. Leicht gebräunt und fleckig.

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        "Aussicht von Nussdorf gegen Wien. Vue de Nussdorf vers Vienne". Altkolorierte Umrissradierung von Josef und Peter Schaffer. Aus: Karl Schütz und Laurenz Janscha, Ansichten der Residenzstadt Wien, der Vorstädte und der umliegenden merkwürdigen Gegenden.

      Wien, Artaria, (ca. 1790 - 1810).. Ca. 33 cm x 45 cm. Nebehay-W. 671, 79. - Blick von den Weinbergen bei der Eisernen Hand oberhalb von Nußdorf auf die Donau und die rechts im Hintergrund liegende Stadt. - "Die Wiener Ansichten von Carl Schütz und Johann Ziegler gehören ohne Zweifel zu den schönsten Stadtbildern, die eine europäische Hauptstadt aufzuweisen hat." (Christian M. Nebehay im Vorwort zu C. Schütz, J. Ziegler und L. Janscha, Die Wiener Ansichten. [1981]). - Einziger Etat dieses seltenen - nicht bei Schwarz verzeichneten - Blattes. - Auf Papier ohne Wasserzeichen. - Leicht gebräunt, kaum fleckig.

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        Wir Zech und andere Meister des Handwerks deren burgerl: [handschriftl.:] "Lebzelter" in der Landesfürstlichen Nieder Oesterreich. [...] Stadt Haimburg attestiren hiemit daß gegenwärtiger Gesell, Namens [handschriftl.:] "Mathäus [?]" [...] nach Handwerks Gebrauch überall zu fördern gesinnend ersuchen wollen".

      Haimburg, 1790 (ausgestellt am 10. August 1818).. Mit einer Kupferstich-Ansicht von Hainburg (von F. Remschneck nach Michael Marquart; Blattgröße 35,8 x 43 cm; Darstellung ca. 16,7 x 36,2 cm).. Gedruckte Handwerkskundschaft mit Kupferstich-Ansicht u. -Bordüre, handschriftl. Ergänzungen, zwei Stempeln u. zwei Siegeln (dav. eines papiergedeckt) sowie verso mit mehreren zeitgen. gestempelten handschriftl. Einträgen. - Mit kl. Randläsuren bzw. -einrissen. Fleckig. Einige Wurmspuren. Mehrf. gefaltet. - Stopp A 39.I.

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        FLORA COCHINCHINENSIS SISTENS PLANTAS IN REGNO COCHINCHINA NASCENTESQuirus accedunt aliae observatae in Sinensi imperio, Africa orientali, Indiaeque variis. Omnes dispositae secundum systema sexuale Linnaeanum. Labore, ac studio Joannis de Loureiro.

      Lisboa 1790 - Materia: Libro antiguo del siglo XVIII sobre botánica. Publicación: Ulyssipone, Typis, et Expensis Academicis, Anno 1790. Primera edición. Descripción física: 2 tomos. cuarto (26 cm.) Tomo primero: Anteportada, XX páginas incluida portada, 353 páginas, 2 hojas. Tomo segundo: anteportada, portada, pagina 357 a pagina 744, 1 hoja. Encuadernación plena piel de época con nervios y tejuelo en el lomo. Conservación: Buen estado, ligeros puntos de oxido. Revisado completo. João de Loureiro ( 8 de septiembre de 1717- 18 de octubre de 1791) fue un jesuita misionero, paleontólogo, médico y botánico portugués.En 1742 viajó a Cochinchina (Vietnam), permaneciendo allí por 30 años, convirtiéndose en especialista en flora asiática.A su retorno publica Flora Cochinchinensis (1790). El Ligustrum sinensis, está ligado con él, pues se le debe la primera descripción de la especie, por un occidental. PSS1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        English Botany, or coloured figures of British plants, with their essential characters, synonyms, and places of growth To which will be added occasional remarks (36 volumes bound in 19)

      London: Printed for the author, by J. Davis., 1790 1790 - 1814. // 36 vols (bound in 19), 2592 hand-coloured engraved plates. 8vo, Full morocco. Full green straight grain morocco, all edges gilted. Most volumes rebacked, preserving all or part of original spines. Occasional scattered foxing. Provenance: Frances Partridge's copy, with her name to some title pages. Also with contemporary book-plates of Osborne and Mary Markham. 1st Edition. Nissen BBI 2225.

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        English Botany; or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential Characters, Synonyms, and Places of Growth

      London.: Printed for the Author by J. Davis.. First Edition.. 1790.. The first volume of Sowerby's English Botany, iv+ 72 hand-colored engravings, descriptive text accompanies each plate, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, 9.5 x 5.5 inches, leather covered boards with gilt dentelle (hardbound). FRONT COVER IS DETACHED. Occasional very light foxing to plates (scarcely visible), some offsetting onto text sheets. Neat 1882 inscription by a previous owner to the first blank leaf. Plates, on wove paper, bright and clean. Volume I, Number 1 of the publication started by the noted botanical artist James Sowerby (1757-1822), who had provided illustrations for William Curtis' publications, Flora Londonensis and The Botanical Magazine. The popularity of the latter work, first published in 1787, which featured plants imported from abroad in an affordable small format, encouraged Sowerby to start the current work. In the Preface to this first volume, Sowerby wrote of "its intention and plan": "A knowledge of the plants of our own country is in many respects preferable to that of exotics...Nor are the humble productions of our fields and woods deficient in real beauty, elegance or singularity of structure." The volume contains plates I through 72 which include some particularly attractive plates, all handcolored, of a variety of orchids, lady's-slipper, tulip, poppy, etc. While there are plates of several plainer plants, the preponderance in this early volume is definitely on the more showy and colorful plants, as would be expected to grow the subscription base; the success of this is attested to by the 24 year run of the magazine, with some 2,600 odd plates. .

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      [Cap-Français]. June 17, 1790. - 8pp. on a folded sheet. Untrimmed and unopened. Fine. Pamphlet repudiating the secessionist assembly at St. Marc and declaring that real authority resides solely with the King in France. The authors reiterate that St. Domingue is not a sovereign state but a colony of France, and should behave accordingly. The French Revolution fueled unrest in the colony, eventually leading to the overthrow of French rule on the island. This imprint serves to illustrate the remarkable print culture of pre- Revolutionary St. Domingue, by far the richest of French sugar colonies. From imprints handled by this firm we know that there were presses at St. Marc, Port-au-Prince, and Cap Français, with probably two or three different printers at each of the last two. All printing from the 18th- century Caribbean is rare. Only two copies located in OCLC, at the Bibliotheque Nationale and the John Carter Brown Library.

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        Kurze Grundsäze der Elektricitätslehre

      Nürnberg, Hösch 1790. 18 cm. Teil 1 - 3 (von 5) in 1 Band. (12), 168, (2); (6), 235, (1); (4), 232, (2) Seiten mit 11 ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung - Poggendorff I, 726 - Erstausgabe. Der Jurist Faulwetter (1745 - 1801) war Ratskonsulent un Nürnberg. Enthält unter anderem: Allgemeines und historisches, Geräte zu elektrischen Versuchen, von der Verstärkung, von der elektrischen Atmosphäre, Vom Kondensator, Natürliche Elektrizität, Einfluß auf den Menschen; die Bände sind bezeichnet: Erster Theil, Praktischen Theils Erstes, Zweytes Bändchen. Im Praktischen Teil sind 506 Versuche beschreiben. Tafeln stellenweise fleckig und Knitterspuren -

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      Madrid 1790 - Materia: Libro antiguo del siglo XVIII sobre plantas medicinales encontradas en México (Nueva España) Publicación: Matriti, ex Typographia Ibarrae Heredum, 1790. Primera edición. Descripción física: Cuarto mayor (27 cm.) 3 volúmenes. Primer volumen: Portada, XVIII páginas, 3 hojas, 452 páginas, 1 hoja. Segundo volumen: Portada, 562 páginas, 1 hoja. Tercer volumen: Portada, 571 páginas (error paginación 573 páginas reales) Encuadernación plena piel pasta española decorada con ruedas doradas en planos y lomo con nervios, tejuelos rojo y verde, y dorados. Conservación: Perfecto estado de conservación, amplios márgenes y papel muy limpio. Revisado completo. Magnifica encuadernación de época. Notas: Primera edición de este tratado de plantas medicinales de México, por Francisco Hernández de Toledo, médico, ornitólogo y botánico. Elegido por Felipe IIpara dirigir una expedición científica a América centrada especialmente en el territorio de Nueva España. La expedición contaba con un geógrafo, pintores, botánicos y médicos indígenas. De estos estudios por diferentes motivos solo se pudo publicar parte entre 1635 y 1651. Un siglo después una nueva compilación hecha por el médico Casimiro Gómez Ortega, basada en material adicional encontrado en el Colegio Imperial de los Jesuitas de Madrid yrelacionando las expediciones científicas del XVIII con la del famoso médico de Felipe II Francisco Hernández dan lugar a esta obra. Otros datos: Esta obra de Francisco Hernández impresa en el taller de Ibarra en 1790, perteneció a José de Ezpeleta y Galdeano, que entre otras cosas, fue virrey de Nueva Granada de 1789 a 1796, La firma que aparece en el volumen primero a sido cotejada con la de varios escritos que custodia el archivo del Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid. Ezpeleta fue un virrey admirado por todos, aún hoy se le ensalza en medios colombianos. Fué aficcionado a la botánica y amigo y protector de Mutis, que le dedicó el género Espeletia. Es muy probable, casi seguro que Ezpeleta adquiriese el libro siendo virrey de Nueva Granada. Las fechas y las anotaciones hechas por el del precio en rústica y con encuadernación asi lo indican. La encuadernación es, desde luego, palaciega. Palau: 113529. PSSS1 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Bell's New Pantheon; Or Historical Dictionary of the Gods, Demi-Gods, Heroes, and Fabulous Personages of Antiquity: also, of the Images and Idols Adored in the Pagan World; Together With Their Temples, Priests, Altars, Oracles, Fasts, Festivals, Games, Etc. As Well As Descriptions Of Their Figures, Representations, And Symbols. Collected From Statues, Pictures, Coins, And Other Remains Of The Ancients. The Whole Designed To Facilitate The Study Of Mythology, History, Poetry, Painting, Statuary, Medals, etc., etc. and compiled from the best authorities. Richly Embellished with Characteristic Prints

      London: printed for J. Bell, Bookseller to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, 1790. First edition. 37 plates with 98 images.[4], 407; [2] , 329 [3, index] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Contemporary calf, rebacked preserving spine. Very good copy.

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        A Narrative of the Disinterment of Milton's Coffin, in the Parish-Church of St. Giles, Cripplegate, on Wednesday, 4th of August, 1790; and of the treatment of the corpse, during that, and the following day - the second edition, with additions -- bound with: Some Account of the Life and Writings of John Milton - the second addition, with additions, . and with a verbal index to the whole of Milton's Poetry -- two titles bound as one volume

      1st book: London : Printed for T. and J. Egerton; 1790 -- 2nd book: London : Printed for J. Johnson, R. Baldwin, . Mathew3s and Leigh; 1809. - Two titles bound into a single octavo volume (143mm X 218mm) in brown half leather with brown cloth covered boards - spine has five raised bands, gilt rules, and black spine label with gilt lettering - green end-papers - speckled edges - 1st book pp: 3-34, [35], 36-50; lacks half-title and frontis, but title page is present - 2nd book pp: iii-vi, [2], 217; frontis engraving present, but half-title is not present. Also not present in this 2nd book is the verbal index on p219 - ex-libris bookplate of Douglas Frost, Jr. and armorial bookplate of J E B Mayer to front paste-down. VERY GOOD condition: sturdy binding with wear to fore-corner tips, and a 15mm split to upper end of outer front hinge - but front board is very secure -- spine gilt and lettering unworn and very clear -- text-block also sturdy, and leaves are very clean -- foxing to frontis of second book, and lighter foxing to the following ten leaves -- an isolated speck or two here and there throughout rest oif volume. A curious item, and very scarce.

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        Neue Anthropologie für Aerzte und Weltweise. Mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Physiologie, Pathologie, Moralphilosophie und Aesthetik. Bd. I (alles Erschienene).,

      Leipzig, Solbrig für Crusius, 1790 - 16 Bl., 664 S. Einzige Ausgabe. - "Platners wissenschaftshistorisch bedeutsamste Leistung ist die Mitbegründung der neuzeitlichen Anthropologie als einer medizinisch-philosophischen Wissenschaft vom ganzen Menschen, die als Vorläufer der psychosomatischen Medizin gelten kann. P.s Innovation schlossen sich weitere zeitgenössische "philosophische Ärzte" an (Jacob Friedrich Abel, Marcus Herz, Friedrich Schiller, Melchior Adam Weickard). Zur Lösung des umstrittenen Leib-Seele-Problems stellte P. seine Theorie psycho-physischer Wechselwirkung (Influxus physicus) den Hypothesen des Okkasionalismus (Malebranche) und der prästabilierten Harmonie (Leibniz) sowie dem franz. Materialismus (Helvetius, La Mettrie) entgegen. P. formulierte dieses Programm besonders einflußreich in der "Anthropologie für Aerzte und Weltweise" (1772, völlig überarb. "Neue Anthropologie für Aerzte und Weltweise", 1790)" (NDB XX, 513f.). - "Gegenwärtige neue Anthropologie ist [ ] nicht eine veränderte, oder erweiterte Ausgabe der ältern: sie ist ein davon ganz unterschiedenes, ganz unabhängiges Buch, welches mit jenem nichts gemein hat, als den Verfasser, und nichts ähnliches als den Titel" (Vorwort). - Nicht bei Ziegenfuß. - Schönes, frisches Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tarot-Kartensatz mit Landkarten. 73 (st. 78) gestochene, kolorierte Karten.

      Rom, Marco di Pietro, ca. 1790. - Kartengröße 10,9 x 6,8 cm, Rückseiten weiß. 4 x 14 Karten (epees, batons, coupes, deniers) + 16 (st. 21) Karten (atouts) + Explication du Jeu = Fol. Tarot Spielkarten, auf denen Karten bestimmter Regionen Europas zu sehen sind. Die vier Hauptabteilungen sind in vier Farben markiert und zeigen Karten aus Italien (epees / Schwert), Deutschland / Schweiz / Niederlande / Schlesien (batons / Stab), Frankreich (coupes / Kelch), Spanien und Portugal (denier / Münze). Sie liegen vollständig vor. Dazu kommen 16 (st. 21) Trumpfkarten mit Karten aus aller Welt, Karte XXI ist eine Weltkarte (mappe monde). Die Karte mit den Erklärungen (Explication du Jeu) zählt gleichzeitig als Narr. - Teils etwas stockfleckig. - Tarot cards with maps, engraved by Marco di Pietro a Rome, ca. 1790. Imperfect pack of 73. The five divisions (cups, swords, coins, clubs, and atutti) are colour coded. They are devoted to Italy, to Germany, Switzerland, and the Low Countries, to France, to Spain and Portugal, and to othes places in the world. The "Explication du Jeu" which takes the place of Matto, bears the engraver's name, "Gr. par Marco di Pietro a Rome," No. XXI of the atutti is a "Mappe-monde". - Partly foxed.

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        The Death of Captain Cook.

      New Theatre, Halifax 1790 - Printed playbill, 280 x 152 mm., dated 8 December 1790, a little toning and some marks but generally very good; tipped onto old paper sheet, modern frame. Performing in Halifax. A rare provincial English playbill advertising a performance of "The Death of Capt. Cook" in late 1790, 'as performed in London and Paris with unbounded applause', and here stated to be shown 'for the last time this season.'This pantomime had been first performed at Covent Garden in 1789 and, as other examples of such playbills we have recently handled attest, provincial performances were pleasing crowds right around the United Kingdom over the following twelve months. Interestingly, by comparison with another Halifax playbill sold by us in 2008 it can be shown that the pantomime was performed in that city for the third time on 19 November, and this 8 December show confirms the long-running success of the show in West Yorkshire.The nature and tone of the fascination with the South Seas is made clear in the description of the scenes, which include the "modes and manners of the Islanders making Love", "a View of the Sea and Ship Resolution", and of the "Funeral Procession of Capt. Cook". Indeed, as the title makes explicit, it was the death of Cook which particularly captivated the audience, a scene which is known to have been used as a vehicle for a number of spectacular effects on the English stage, only hints of which survive today in ephemera such as this.In this context, it is particularly interesting to note that this production calls attention to the "painting by Mr. Stanton": no traces of this particular painting appear to survive, but within the context of the series of playbills that are known, this is an unusual reference to the actual staging of the provincial shows, considering that it was the great scene of Cook's death which was such an important factor in the pantomime's ongoing success. Perhaps Stanton was a lion of the Halifax theatre: the playbill notes that no half price admissions will be sold, 'on account of the great expence attending the representation.'As commonly, the parts are listed in some detail: the director of the piece is 'Mr. Bonville', who himself takes the demanding role of Pareea ('the favorite Lover'), while 'Mrs. Bonville' plays Emai, 'Daughter of the King'. Attractively, this playbill also advertises the so-called Grand Pantomimic Ballet of the Death of Captain Cook as being for sale at the Printing Office and Box Door for 6d.Keenly collected, such playbills, particularly from the first year or so of the play's production, are now of some rarity.

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        The Oriental Moralist or the Beauties of the Arabian Nights Entertainments, Translated from the original and accompanied with suitable reflections adapted to each Story by the Rev Mr Cooper

      London: Printed for E. Newbery, 1790. First edition. Engraved title page, engraved frontispiece and 5 plates. Pp. [xii], 262 [2, ads]. 8vo (6-5/8 x 4 in.; 168 x 102 mm). Contemporary leather; rebacked. In a brown cloth slipcase and chemise. The First ChildrenÕs ?"Arabian NightsÕ A choice collection of stories for children from Newbery, notable as the first publication for a juvenile audience of tales from the Arabian Nights, including ?'The story of the wonderful lamp?" (Aladdin) and The adventure of Hindbad the Porter (Sindbad the Sailor). In the succeeding decades, many other tales from the Arabian Nights, the great ocean of stories, were cleaned up and brough into the nursery. Roscoe assigns the date 1791/92; ESTC conjectures the date to be 1790. Copies are RARE in institutions (2 in England; 5 in U.S.; and 1 in Toronto).

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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