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        The Whole Proceedings on the Trial of . . . John Stockdale; for a Libel on the House of Commons . . . To Which is Subjoined, An Argument in Support of the Rights of Juries [bound with] Four Letters on the Subject of Mr. Stockdale's Trial [etc.]

      Printed for John Stockdale, Opposste [sic] Burlington-House [etc], London 1790 - Later 3/4 blue calf, somewhat rubbed, but a good, crisp copy Conceivably Erskine's most important argument in defense of freedom of the press, leading up to the enactment of Fox's Libel Act; with Erskine's equally famed argument in the Dean of St. Asaph case, arguing for jury determination of libel, appended

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        The Whole Proceedings on the Trial of . . . John Stockdale; for a Libel on the House of Commons . . . To Which is Subjoined, An Argument in Support of the Rights of Juries

      Printed for John Stockdale, Opposste [sic] Burlington-House [etc], London 1790 - Contemporary calf backed boards, joints splitting; sound Conceivably Erskine's most important argument in defense of freedom of the press, leading up to the enactment of Fox's Libel Act; with Erskine's equally famed argument in the Dean of St. Asaph case, arguing for jury determination of libel, appended [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London Relative to that Event [bound with]: A Letter from Mr. Burke, to a Member of the National Assembly; In Answer to some Objections to his Book on French Affairs

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley. 1790; 1791. First. First edition, first issue of the first work (with "M" in the date directly below "D" in "Dodsley); second edition of the second work. 356; 74pp. Contemporary tree calf, red morocco spine label gilt. Ownership signature of Sir William Forbes, 6th Baronet (and a significant Scottish banker) on the title page of the first work, margins slightly trimmed affecting no text, but cutting off the "s" in Forbes in the signature, chipping and modest loss at the joints, but a lovely and sound, very good or better copy. Todd 53a; PMM 241 (the first work). .

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        The Whole Proceedings on the Trial of . . . John Stockdale; for a Libel on the House of Commons . . . To Which is Subjoined, An Argument in Support of the Rights of Juries [bound with] Four Letters on the Subject of Mr. Stockdale's Trial [etc.]

      London: Printed for John Stockdale, Opposste [sic] Burlington-House [etc], 1790. Later 3/4 blue calf, somewhat rubbed, but a good, crisp copy Conceivably Erskine's most important argument in defense of freedom of the press, leading up to the enactment of Fox's Libel Act; with Erskine's equally famed argument in the Dean of St. Asaph case, arguing for jury determination of libel, appended

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        The Whole Proceedings on the Trial of . . . John Stockdale; for a Libel on the House of Commons . . . To Which is Subjoined, An Argument in Support of the Rights of Juries

      London: Printed for John Stockdale, Opposste [sic] Burlington-House [etc], 1790. Contemporary calf backed boards, joints splitting; sound Conceivably Erskine's most important argument in defense of freedom of the press, leading up to the enactment of Fox's Libel Act; with Erskine's equally famed argument in the Dean of St. Asaph case, arguing for jury determination of libel, appended

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        The history of the reformation of religion within the realm of Scotland. Containing the manner, and by what persons, the light of Christ's gospel has been manifested unto this realm, after that horrible and universal defection from the truth which has come by the means of that Roman antichrist. Together with the life of the author, and several curious pieces wrote by him.

      printed by H. Inglis, Edinburgh 1790 - First edition, 4to, pp. [4], lx, [61]-572; complete with the half-title and engraved frontis portrait; some spotting of the text, the first 3 leaves and the last leaf with minor expert repair to the lower margins; overall appearance is fine in recent quarter brown morocco over marbled boards, red morocco label on gilt-decorated spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recherches sur les costumes et sur les théatres de toutes les nations, tant anciennes que modernes . Avec des estampes en couleur et au lavis, dessinees par M. Chéry, et gravees par M. Alix.

      chez Drouhin,, A Paris, 1790 - Due parti legate in un volume di cm. 25, pp. (4) 150 + (2) d'errata; (2) 183 (2). Con 55 tavole fuori testo di cui 45 a colori. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa e cartonato rigido uniforme con piccole punte. Dorso liscio con titoli e filetti in oro. Belle sguardie colorate. Qualche trascurabile macchietta; esemplare genuino, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale (una ristampa apparve nei primi dell'800 accresciuto di un ritratto dell'autore) di questo classico figurato settecentesco sul costume teatrale. Cfr. Colas 717; Cohen-De Ricci 227. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1790 - Choiseul, Duc de. MEMOIRES. (Memoirs of the Duc de Choiseul, former Minister of the Navy, of War, and of Foreign Affairs). Chanteloup and Paris, Buisson, 1790. Octavo. Two volumes. (iv)271; (ii)279pp. First edition in book form. Modern half-morocco, gilt, and marbled boards. T.e.g. Originally printed privately in 1778, in the "cabinet" of the author at Chanteloup, "for his amusement." The publisher states that this edition is from the "only complete copy" of the first. Etienne Francois, Duc de Choiseul (1719-1785), a protege of Mme de Pompadour, was active in forming the Austro-French alliance of 1757, directed French foreign policy during the Seven Years' War, reformed the Army and Navy, and formed an alliance with Spain. He brought about the banishment of the Jesuits, thus angering Mme du Barry, and precipitating his retirement in 1770. The memoirs are full of anecdotes and court gossip, as well as affairs of state. Light foxing here and there, otherwise a fine copy. From the library of Rene Champollion, the great nineteenth-century Egyptologist, and with the bookplates of Andre Champollion.

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        Criticisms on the Rolliad [with] Probationary Odes for the Laureatship [with] Political Miscellanies by the authors of the Rolliad and Probationary Odes (Four Works in One Volume, 1790-1791)

      London: James Ridgway. (1790-1791). Four works in one volume: 1. Criticisms on the Rolliad. Part the First (Ninth edition, 1791); 2. Criticisms on the Rolliad. Part the Second (Fourth edition, 1790); 3. Probationary Odes for the Laureatship: with a Preliminary Discourse, by Sir John Hawkins, Knt. (Ninth edition, 1791); 4. Political Miscellanies by the authors of the Rolliad and Probationary Odes (First edition, 1790). Octavo. Engraved frontispiece plate and title vignette. Contemporary full tree calf with morocco spine label: "Rolliad Compleat." Rubbing to the spine and joints, else near fine. A scarce complete set of this pioneering collection of satires on the administration of William Pitt the Younger, written in the form of mock reviews of a mock epic. Originally published in the Morning Herald in 1784-85, it became an instant sensation. Its anonymous authors also contributed ancillary satires which were published together with it. When collected in book-form, they ran through twenty-two editions. Armorial bookplate of Henry Merrick Hoare and bookseller's ticket on the front pastedown. A handsome copy. ESTC T133733, T133732, N11967, and T173343. .

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      [New York]: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, [1790]. - [2]pp. Folio. Dbd. Stitching holes in right margin. Light age toning. A very good copy. In a half morocco and marbled boards folding case, spine gilt. The first federal law regulating trade and communication with Indian tribes, requiring that any person involved in commercial transactions involving American Indians have a license for that purpose issued by the superintendent of Indian Affairs, that any land transactions with Indians have to be performed by the federal government, and punishing those who committed crimes against Indians. With this law, the federal government established the position that only it had the authority to govern key elements of interaction and commerce with American Indians. The act indicates that any person attempting to trade with the Indians without the proper license will forfeit "all the merchandise so offered for sale to the Indian tribes, or so found in the Indian country." In addition, and more importantly, the act regulates the sale of Indian lands, which can only be done through the authority of the federal government. Finally, it could punish anyone who went onto Indian lands and "there commit any crime upon, or trespass against, the person or property of any peaceable and friendly Indian or Indians." This act was the foundation of a system of United States interaction with Indian tribes which lasted for decades. An extremely rare document. No copy has appeared at auction in the last forty years (the famous Frank Siebert sale in 1999 included only a 1796 act slightly revising this one, which sold for $7475), and the only known copies are at the American Antiquarian Society, the Library of Congress, and The New York Public Library. EVANS 22972. NAIP w010710.

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        Opera omnia

      Londini: sumptibus editoris excudebant M. Ritchie & J. Sammells. 1790-4. "4 volumes, 8vo, stipple-engraved frontis portrait in vol. I, engraved vignette arms of the editor, Henry Homer, on the title-pp.; slightly later full red straight-grain morocco, gilt supralibros of Homer on all covers, and enclosed by double gilt rule, gilt-paneled spines with green morocco labels (faded, and at one time retouched); a very good set. of an ""elegant and a correct edition, with an elaborate index"" (DNB). A pencil note on the flyleaf states that this was Homer's own set, but in the absence of other evidence we make no attribution. The works of Tacitus were not published in their entirety until the 1515 Rome edition, and all editions afterwards stem from this, although its editor, Beroaldi, apparently deviated ""from the true ancient reading"" (Dibdin]. ""A very beautiful and correct edition, forming a conspicuous figure in the list of classics published by the . . . excellent scholar, the late Mr. Homer: it exhibits the pure text of the author, and is accompanied with a copious and valuable index. Some copies are struck off on large paper, and bring a considerable price"" (Dibdin II, 458). This copy with the bookplate of John Sparrow."

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        Historische verhandelinge over de slavernye, Bewyzende hoe deeze voortyds plaets gehad heeft in de thans zoo vrye Nederlanden, hoe de zelve door de bezondere zorge en werkinge der Geestelyke aldaer is verminderd of verbannen, en hoe zulks voornaementlyk door de Kloosterlingen is geschied in de Vryheyd-zugtige Kempen.

      J.H. Le Tellier, Lier 1790 - 44 pp. Zeldzame verhandeling over slavernijin de Nederlanden en meer specifiek over de strijd ertegen in het mideeleeuwse Brabant. Houtgravure op de titelbladzijde. Rare early monograph on serfdom in medieval Brabant. Woodcut ornament on title. Ref. SB Antwerp (1). Niet in Opac KBR. 1 volumes. Moderne zachtkartonnen kaften. Mod. wrappers. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Milan. 1790.. Two volumes. xii,403; vi,402pp. plus five folding maps, nine plates (three folding), and three tables (all folding). Half title in first volume. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Internally fresh and near fine. Castiglioni (1757-1832), a young Italian count, was the first Italian traveller in the American South. His narrative is an important overview of the United States for the time, especially for agricultural and botanical information. He was especially interested in rice culture, and is credited with importing several varieties back to Italy. The first part of the work describes the author's journey through the eastern states (Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), as well as a brief visit to Canada. The second part is comprised of an important alphabetized description of selected flora of the United States. Castiglioni's route of travel in the South includes stops in Baltimore, Annapolis, Mount Vernon, Colchester, Dumfries (describing a tobacco warehouse there), Fredericksburg, Richmond (describing planters, persimmons, peaches, black slaves, etc.), Petersburg (a visit with John Banister, the plantation of Capt. Walker), Charleston, Savannah, Augusta, and Charlottesville (a visit to Monticello, comments on NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA). "Castiglioni's purposes in visiting America were to witness the birth of a republic out of diverse people occupying a large area and to study the plants of North America with the particular view of finding species which might be introduced into Europe. He is credited with having imported into Lombardy the locust, which had flourished mightily by the time of his death, the catalpa, and the arbor vitae....The account of Luigi's journey is interrupted, as he leaves a state, by a sort of encyclopedia type of miscellany on the state. For South Carolina, for example, he discourses on history, the districts, John Locke's proposals, government, the inscription on the Pitt monument at Charleston, buildings, churches, trade, climate, and manners (abuse of liquor)....The new Constitution of the United States, given him by Franklin, is reprinted entire, probably its first translation into Italian..." - Clark. The plates are of an iceberg; a plan of Boston; Indian objects; a plan of New York; a plan of Charleston; drawing of three styles of American log fences; a detailed engraving of a rice mill and related processing tools for rice (a particular interest of the author); and figures illustrating the growing and processing of tobacco. There are also several fine natural history plates, including depictions of oak leaves and an acorn, an opossum, the leaf of the "Franklinia altamaha," and a drawing of the sumac. See Clark for further references concerning Castiglioni. An important illustrated account of American travel, often overlooked and quite rare. HOWES C228. SABIN 11413. CLARK II:84. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 1055. PRITZEL 1595. SERVIES 664.

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        Historical and Critical Memoirs of the General Revolution in France, in the Year 1789 : from the Opening of the States General, on the 25th April; 'till the Framing the Constitution, on the 6th August Following. by John Talbot Dillon

      London : Printed At The Logographic Press; And Sold By Messrs. Robinsons; P. Elmsly; W. Richardson; J. Edwards; And J. Walter 1790 - Physical desc. : [4], xix, [1], 519, [1]p. , plate ; 4°. Subject: France. Etats generaux, 1789. France - History - Revolution, 1789-1799. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT108199. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 3 Kg. 519 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: for George Nicol, 1790.. iv,88pp. plus folding engraved frontispiece plan of the Bounty's twenty- three-foot launch and three engraved charts (two folding) after William Harrison, engraved by J. Walker. Large quarto. Three-quarter dark blue morocco and cloth, gilt. Minor rubbing along the spine and at spine ends and corners. Armorial bookplate of William Cavendish- Bentinck, 6th Duke of Portland on the front pastedown. Light scattered foxing. Overall, a very good copy, tall and uncut. First edition of Bligh's account of the famous mutiny, and the incredible voyage which followed. Although the mutiny is now the best known incident, the most remarkable part of the narrative is undoubtedly Bligh's account of the voyage in the Bounty's launch. His achievement of safely navigating an open vessel packed with nineteen men a distance of four thousand miles without serious mishap is almost without parallel in the history of ocean travel. He not only piloted the boat to safety, but "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). The resulting chart of the "NE Coast of New Holland" was first published in the present work. HILL 132. DU REITZ, p.44. KROEPELIAN 87. FERGUSON 71. SABIN 5908a. WANTRUP 61.

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        Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London Relative to that Event [bound with]: A Letter from Mr. Burke, to a Member of the National Assembly; In Answer to some Objections to his Book on French Affairs

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley. 1790; 1791. First. First edition, first issue of the first work (with "M" in the date directly below "D" in "Dodsley); second edition of the second work. 356; 74pp. Contemporary tree calf, red morocco spine label gilt. Ownership signature of Sir William Forbes, 6th Baronet (and a significant Scottish banker) on the title page of the first work, margins slightly trimmed affecting no text, but cutting off the "s" in Forbes in the signature, chipping and modest loss at the joints, but a lovely and sound, very good or better copy. Todd 53a; PMM 241 (the first work). .

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        Voyage à la côte septentrionale du comté d'Antrim en Irlande, et à l'île de Raghery, contenant l'histoire naturelle de ses productions volcaniques, & plusieurs observations sur les antiquités & moeurs de ce pays (.). Traduit de l'Anglois. Auquel on a ajouté l'Essai sur l'oryctographie du Derbyshire. Par M. Ferber. Traduit de l'Allemand.

      Paris, Cuchet 1790 - in-8, VIII-240 pp., avec une pl. dépl., demi-basane blonde, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, tranches jaunes (reliure de l'époque). Coins émoussés, mais bon exemplaire. Unique édition française de cette relation qui se concentre surtout sur la géographie et l'histoire naturelle de l'Irlande. Relié à la suite : TWISS (Richard) : Voyage en Irlande ; contenant des observations sur la situation, l'étendue de ce pays ; le climat, le sol, les productions des trois règnes de la nature ; les rivières, les baies, les ports, les antiquités, le gouvernement, les troubles, les révolutions, le caractère, les moeurs, les coutumes, le commerce, les manufactures, les sciences, la distance des principales villes, etc., etc. Traduit de l'anglais, par C. Millon. Avec gravure et carte générale de l'Irlande. Paris, Prudhomme, an VII [1799], [4]-180 pp., avec une pl. dépl. et une grande carte gravée par Edme Mentelle, aux contours rehaussés de couleurs, également dépl. Unique traduction française de "A tour in Ireland in 1775", dont la publication, en 1776, avait suscité un tollé dans l'île, tant la description que donnait l'écrivain Richard Twiss (1747-1821) des habitants du pays et de leurs moeurs était peu flatteuse. Précieux exemplaire du célèbre naturaliste Bernard-Germain-Etienne de La Ville sur Illon de Lacépède (1756-1825), premier Grand Chancelier de la Légion d'Honneur, avec ex-libris manuscrit apposé aux faux-titres des deux ouvrages (nom développé sur le premier, simple sur le second). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Port-au-Prince: Imprimerie de Mozard, Jan. 22, 1790. - 4pp. Folded quarto sheet. Minor soiling. Near fine. Reflections on the necessity and benefit of the colonial assembly at Saint Domingue in the wake of the French Revolution. All early printing from the 18th century Caribbean is rare, and this local imprint at Port-au- Prince even more so. We can locate one copy, at the John Carter Brown Library.

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        The Whole Genuine and Complete Works of Flavius Josephus, The celebrated Warlike, Learned and Authentic Jewish Historian. To which is now first added, A Continuation of the History of the Jews, From Josephus down to the present Time, including a Period of more than 1700 Years

      J. Cooke ca 1790, London - Elephant folio. VI, 7-723, [3]pp. Full maroon morocco. Engraved frontispiece. Decorative tailpieces. Remarkable edition of the works of Flavius Josephus, providing crucial information about the First Jewish-Roman War and an important literary source material for understanding the context of the Dead Sea Scrolls and late Temple Judaism. In point of literary talent Josephus ranks among the leading writers in world literature. His style is epic, his portrayals plastic, his gift of description captivates the reader alike by its fidelity and its colorful presentation" (Encyclopedia Judaica). "The Jewish War" recounts the Jewish revolt against Roman occupation (66–70). "Antiquities of the Jews" recounts the history of the world from a Jewish perspective for an ostensibly Roman audience. These works provide valuable insight into First century Judaism and the background of Early Christianity. This book is exquisitely illustrated with 2 full-page color-outlined maps, 1 large folding plan of Jerusalem, and 58 copper engravings after the foremost English artists, including Metz, Moreau, and Stothard (three of which were engraved by William Blake, facing pages 13, 65 and 76). Age wear on binding with spine and edges age-toned/discolored. Head and tail of spine partly torn. Heavy rubbing along edges. Modern endpapers. Minor and sporadic foxing and browning throughout. 1/3 of the Jerusalem folding map torn and missing from its lower center to its upper right. Binding in overall fair, interior in good+ condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE WORLD TURNED UP-SIDE DOWN; or the comical metamorphoses:

      London printed for and sold by Edward Ryland at No 67 in the Old Bailey no date circa 1790 - a work entirely calculated to excite laughter in grown persons, and promote moralily (sic), in the young ones of both sexes: decorated with 34 copper plates curiously drawn and elegantly engraved. RARE COLOURED COPY OF A VERY RARE CHILDREN'S BOOK. Price 1s Plain, 2s Coloured. No date, circa 1790. 16mo in eights, 120 x 90 mm, 4¾ x 3¾ inches, LACKS 2 COLOUR PLATES, NUMBERS 9 and 27 AND FINAL PAGE OF TEXT. Hand coloured frontispiece, engraved title page with colour vignette, unnumbered full page hand coloured plate facing first page of Introduction, the rest numbered from 1-31, pages: title page, ii, 3-62 numbered on versos only and LACKING FINAL PAGE OF TEXT FOR IMAGE 31 (page 63/64, D8), text in verse. Quarter brown roan with marbled paper covers. Binding rubbed, shelf wear to edges, light creasing to frontispiece,old erased scribble on berso frontispiece, pastedown and first free endpaper heavily inscribed in old ink by previous owners, with the date of 1802 as the date of the book being received as a gift, lacking rear endpaper, 2 plates have outer margin trimmed but not affecting images, 1 plate and the following page have very small loss to top corner, not affecting image or text, 1 page has crude repairs with slight loss of text which has been inked in on the repairs, a little soiling and spotting to some pages, otherwise a good copy of this scarce children's book. Hand coloured copies are very rare. The images show: Horses riding men; The Ox driving the farmers at plough; A Fish angling for a man; An Ass driving the miller to market and the mill turned topsy-turvy; A Hare roasting a cook on the spit and the Cock basting him; A Deer shooting at the Game Keeper; Wife acting the Soldier, Husband nursing the child; Ox butchering a human; Pickpockets in a church; Horses turned Farriers; A Doll carrying a child etc. ESTC T213665 is the same as our copy but has only 60 numbered text pages and has 3 extra unnumbered prelim pages before the title. This is dated circa 1790. ESTC N25892 is very similar to ours (without address in the imprint) with 64 numbered pages and 4 unnumbered at the end likely to have been adverts. This is dated circa 1765. Our book is not in Osborne or Gumuchian but there was an uncoloured copy in Sotheby's final catalogue to the Oppenheimer sale, No. 262 (circa 1770). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        [Plate of two neo-Classical fireplaces, from "Diverse maniere d'adornare i cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizi"

      [Rome, 1790. A fine example of Priranesi's work on a more domestic scale. Fifty-six of the sixty-nine plates in Piranesi's Diverse maniere d'adornare i cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizi. .. are devoted to fire-place designs, with Piranesi drawing inspiration from Greek, Etruscan and Egyptian architecture. Ficacci 642; Focillon 872; Wilton-Ely 830; Hind p. 86. Etched plate, on laid paper, by Piranesi. In good condition with large margins.

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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 - A remarkable copy of the second edition of Burke's enduring polemic against the revolution in France, in original condition - uncut in wrappers. "In the eternal debate between the ideal and the practical, the latter had never had a more powerful or moving advocate, nor one whose own ideals were higher" - Printing and the Mind of Man. Burke continued to revise his work after the book had gone to press, resulting in an abundance of editions and impressions - according to Todd, there were three separate editions of Reflections with a 1790 title-page, comprising 10 impressions in all. This first impression of the second edition was published only one day after the first edition, on November 2, 1790. "Though in part identical with a [first edition], this may be properly called a new edition, since it is substantially of a new setting" (Todd) Second edition, first impression. 8vo. iv, 364; [iv], 139 pp. Original blue-grey wrappers, uncut, with some chipping to the spine, very minor pale dampstaining to upper margins at beginning, very minor worming to extreme margins. Laid into a red quarter morocco slipcase and chemise. Todd 53b; Printing and the Mind of Man 239 (first edition ). Provenance: purchased from Inman's Book Shop, New York, 16 May 1969; Abel E. Berland (his bookplate) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London Relative to that Event . . .

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1790. - Burke's famous polemic on the French Revolution, here in its second impression - as distinguished by Todd C, plate 6 - with the "M" in the date of the imprint on the title-page slightly to the right rather than directly below (as in the first impression) the "D" in Dodsley. The cancels, etc., otherwise correspond to those called for by Todd for the first edition. Modern, though not seriously offensive, bookplate on the front paste-down. 8vo, contemporary sprinkled calf with an armorial ownership stamp on the upper and lower boards, red morocco label, gilt rules and lettering. Todd 53a; NCBEL II, 1185; Printing and the Mind of Man 241. Edges a little rubbed; slight chip at the head of the spine; very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reflections on the Revolution in France, 1790 Irish, Bound with Two Others

      Printed for Watson, Cross, Lynch, et al, Dublin 1790 - I suspect this to be the first Irish or an early Dublin printing of 'Reflections', bound together with 2 others. The roman numeral date given at the front of this hard cover restoration (long ago, perhaps circa 1800) is M, DCC, XC. It numbers 356 pages, seems similar to 1790 early English versions. It is followed by re-print of ''A letter from Mr. Burke to a member of the National Assembly'' (Dublin, date in R.N. 1791, 60 pages). And ''An Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs''. (Dublin, dated in R.N. 1791, 141 pages). All 3 pamphlets were laid into marbled paper hard covers (now quite rough) trimmed in leather at spine and tips, 3/4 bound. The previous owners notes penciled in long hand on the first pastedown read as follows, ''Pamphlets Dublin Edition, Same year as English First Edition, probably earlier.'' He was, I presume, mistaken in his final assertion. A difficult book and modern slip casing to describe. The books leather spine with chipping at head and foot is labeled in red ''Pamphlets''. The leather color difference and superficial cracking at boards make me wonder if the hinges have had re-working. The small leather board tips have abrasion through their leather. In addition to great abarasion the boards have much paper scarring at edges. The text of all the pamphlets has an unusally grayish but clear and unfoxed character when compared to English work of the same vintage. The book has long been stored in a hard red silk folding sleeve which slides into its slip case. The hard red silk slip case is half bound (spine only) in ribbed red leather with gilt lettering. The leather has a number of small scars and the red silk the odd mild discoloration. I believe it may be 50 to 70 years old. Finding a history of the Irish editions of the book has been problematic, recent listings for later Irish printings have been made, but, the last record I've found for Irish-1790 is late 80s. The collation is largely, Reflections-octavo/A Letter-quarto/An Appeal-octavo. The portion of Todd's bibliography devoted to the early UK editions seems non-applicable in the main. A foto of the book and slip case will be made shortly to accompany the listing. JUST RECEIVED and added to this listing a trade paperback of Reflections, reading/study copy by Liberal Arts Press, 1955, edited by Thomas H.D. Mahoney and analysis by Piest. Nice shape, uncreased spine, unmarked. Will not reshoot with this, as extra handling of the old book would be necessary and I wish to avoid it. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Imprimerie du Vatican. ?Rome, 1790 - 19,5 cm. Frontis, 1 h., 16, 98pág. y 50 grabados en lám. fuera del texto. Enc. en pergamino a la romana, planos y lomera pintados por "Polypheme". Ex-libris de anterior poseedor. * Impresión facticia, en realidad, se imprimió en Francia. erotica Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 francés [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Substance of the Speech of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, in the Debate on the Army Estimates, in the House of Commons, on Tuesday, the 9th Day of February, 1790. Comprehending a Discussion of the Present Situations of Affairs in France. Second Edition. [BOUND WITH] 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. Second Edition.

      J. Debrett / J. Dodsley, London 1790 - Gilt-ruled calf, red leather spine label with gilt-stamped lettering. Two volumes bound together; pp. [1], 36; iv, 356, [10] (manuscript index, see below). Boards rubbed; a few small scuffs and chips at spine tips and corners; edges of boards lightly bumped. With the armorial bookplate of Joseph Pickford on front paste-down. An interesting working copy, hosting a collection of 1793-1798 newspaper clippings relevant to the French Revolution, affixed to front and rear paste-downs, prelims (one of which is detached, laid-in, with attached bookplate of Abel Berland), terminals, and title-page of "Reflections." With, additionally, a 7-pp. manuscript index tipped-in at rear (nice, legible handwriting, penmanship). The index ends with one more newsworthy event, recorded by hand: "Louis 16th: King of France, on Monday morning the 21st of Jan 1793, was Beheaded at Paris in the Place de la Revolution, heretofore the Place Louis 15th, by the Guillotine." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. M.DCC.XC. Second Edition 1790 - Size of binding: 5 3/8 inches x 8 1/2 in. x 1 1/8 in. (thick), title-page with the M (in the date: M.DCC.XC. [1790]), slightly to the right of the D in the publisher's name, Dodsley; reverse blank; preface: [i]-iv with floral form printer's ornament on p. iv; pp. 1-356; lacking the Debrett ad at the end. Page 223, line 23, shows the misprint: ascertainmennt. Dagger printer's mark at the bottom of p. 194. This copy has been rebound in the 1945-65 period with a polished brown calf spine and sides, and corner-pieces, five raised bands on the spine, black and red leather gilt-lettered labels on the spine, with light blue marbled paper over boards; book edges with earlier yellow staining; new headbands, endpapers. A few pages show corners or parts of the top-edge or fore-edge margins torn off, or other small tears: pp. 19-20, 31-32, 45-46; or parts of the original size paper folded over from the earlier binding. Rothschild Library Catalogue (1954), Volume 1, p. 112 for number 522, describes a similar second edition, printed before the words "Second Edition" appeared on the title-page. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Entertaining Fables for the Instruction of Children,

      J. Drewry ca. 1790, Irongate, Derby - 12mo. 16pp. Illustrated with 12 woodcuts. Self wrappers. Likely the first edition. Uncut and unbound: A single sheet printed on both sides, folded for binding, but never cut or bound. Rare in this condition.Osborne ascribed a date of c. 1790, a similar book under the same title was printed in the United States by Isaiah Thomas, 1794 (Welch, #173). Osborne. p. 3. In fine condition with only a trace of aging. Housed in a custom clamshell case. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Entertaining Fables for the Instruction of Children

      Irongate, Derby: J. Drewry, ca. 1790. Wraps. Fine. 12mo. 16pp. Illustrated with 12 woodcuts. Self wrappers. Likely the first edition. Uncut and unbound: A single sheet printed on both sides, folded for binding, but never cut or bound. Rare in this condition. Osborne ascribed a date of c. 1790, a similar book under the same title was printed in the United States by Isaiah Thomas, 1794 (Welch, #173). Osborne. p. 3. In fine condition with only a trace of aging. Housed in a custom clamshell case.

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        Luz da liberal e nobre arte da Cavallaria

      Na Regia officina typografica, Lisboa 1790 - In-folio. Collation : portrait, XXVI, 213 pp., faux-titre, 216 à 454, (1) pp., 93 planches h.-t. Basane havane marbrée, dos lisse orné, tranches marbrées. (Reliure du XIXe.). First edition. This is the most handsome work on horsemanship of the Portuguese school. Engraved portrait frontispiece of John VI of Portugal, 93 plates (22 of which folding) after Joaquim Carneiro da Silva, and 2 engraved head-piece vignettes, 3 engraved historiated initials. The Marquis of Marialva was responsible for the technical part of the treatise. Dom Pedro Alcantara y Meneses, fourth Marquis of Marialva, Master of the Horse to the royal court, emerged as one of the most influential horsemen of post renaissance Europe. His influence in laying down the modern day rules of Portuguese equestrian bullfighting was so great, that this type of bullfighting is also referred as the Art of Marialva. Première édition de la "Lumière de l'art libéral et noble de la cavalerie". C'est le plus bel ouvrage de l'école d'équitation portugaise. Illustré par un portrait frontispice de Joao VI de Portugal et de 93 belles planches gravées dont 22 dépliantes et 2 vignettes de titre et 3 belles lettrines. Les illustrations sont de Joaquim Carneiro da Silva. Le Marquis de Marialva est à l'origine de la partie technique de l'ouvrage. Cet instructeur de la cour royale, a tellement marqué l'équitation portugaise, que l'on applique encore aujourd'hui " l'arte de Marialva" dans les courses de taureaux. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Flora Conchinchinensis: sistens plantas in regno Conchinchina nascentes.

      Typis ex Expensis Academicis, Ulyssipone (Lisboa) 1790 - I: XX-353 p. II: De la p. 355 a 744, 1 h. Piel de época, lomos con tejuelo. Primera edición de esta importantísima y temprana flora vietnamita y del sureste asiático. Loureiro (1710-1791) fue un importante jesuita botánico y misionero portugués que pasó muchos años en Mozambique, Goa y Cochinchina. Su Flora recoge 672 géneros de plantas, de las cuales 183 están por primera vez aquí descritos, y 1949 especies -1400 de ellas naturales del Vietnam- distribuidas de acuerdo al sistema de clasificación lineano. Buen ejemplar, encuadernación del vol. I algo abierta por el cajo. Pritzel, 5637; Stafleu, 5038; Brunet III, 1188; Cordier, BI 446

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        The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden displayed

      London., 1790-1799. Octavo, Untrimmed in original boards. 38 original hand coloured engravings (no. 391-405; 407-411; 413-416; 418-422; 424-432). Good condition.

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        Espiritu de los Mejores Diarios Literarios que se publican en Europa. (issues 1 - 78)

      Madrid Manual Gonzalez 1790 - Second collected edition (revised and corrected ) 4to., engraved plate, contemp. mottled calf, gilt. The first 78 issues of a thrice weekly periodical publication ( 2nd July 1787 - 31st December 1787) giving reviews of publications issued in Europe and America. Of particular interest is the review of Julien David le Roy's "Lettre a M.Franklin sur les Navires des Anciens " which is illustrated with an engraved plate. Much other content refers to publications relating to America, Not listed in Sabin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Situatión politique de la France, et ses rapports actuels avec toutes les puissances de l'Europe. Ouvrage dont l'objet est de dèmontrer, par les Faits historiques et les principes de la saine Politique, tous les maux qu'a causés à la France l'Alliance Autrichienne, et toutes les fautes que le Ministère François a commises depuis l'époque des Traités de Versailles, de 1756, 57 et 58, jusqu'à nos jours / Adresssé au Roi et a l'Assemblée Nationale, par M. de Peyssonnel.

      - SECONDE EDITION, augmentée d'un Chapitre sur Malte, d'un autre sur Genève, & de plusieurs autre additions.- Neuchatel: Chez Buisson, Libr., 1790.- 2 Vols. (285 p., [1 h.]; [2 h.], 396 p.); 8º mayor (19,5 cm.); Enc. en Plena Piel Valenciana.- En excelente estado. Solamente el tomo II tiene una mínima falta de papel en la esquina superior externa de la portadilla, que ha sido restaurada. Libro en español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tables in Arithmetic, for the Use of Schools.

      Gainsbrough, Mozley, 1790.. 2 Bll. + 123 S. Priv. HLd. der Zeit.. In engl. Sprache. Eigenthumvermerk: "Doncaster Academy 1790, 1792, left Doncaster in October A. D. 1794". - Schulheft für Georg Pohlman mit hds. Aufgabenstellungen und -Lösungen. Stärkere Gbrsp., Ebd. stärker berieben.

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        The Works of the English Poets with Prefaces, Biographical and Critical , By Samuel Johnson

      printed by John Nichols for J. Buckland, J. Rivington and Sons, Etc., London 1790 - The second edition, which is considered the best and most complete and accurate edition which includes an additional fourteen poets, including Johnson which were not in the original 1779-81 edition. Complete in 75 volumes containing all 32 engraved frontispieces, bound in publisher's full tree calf, boards decorated with a gilt roll, flat spines decorated in gilt with red and black morocco spine labels gilt, volumes numbered within a green shield (one volume, shield is brown as is one of its labels) Some joints with splitting but not broken with a few have early repairs, one volume with upper board nearly detached, a couple of other volumes fragile, some volumes with nicks or chips, text clean and bright without foxing. In general, a very good set of this exceedingly scarce and complete work which contains the most famous works of these well known authors of the period; Milton's Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained, Dryden's Virgil, Gay's Fables, Pope's The Rape of the Lock, Thomson's The Seasons, etc. Size: 12mo

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        THE WORKS OF THE ENGLISH POETS, with Prefaces Biographical and Critical by Samuel Johnson

      London. For Buckland Rivington etc 1790 - 75 VOLUMES octavo 6 1/4 x 4 inches- COMPLETE. Half titles, and 32 engraved portraits. FINELY LEATHER BOUND IN FULL CONTEMPORARY SPECKLED CALF, hinges and head caps all sound but some slight variations in tones but the speckled effect mostly masks these making a pretty eighteenth century set. A pretty set of the second edition, which includes works by an additional fourteen poets, including Johnson himself, not in the original selection of 1779-81. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: Printed for C. Cooke, Pater-Noster-Row, ca. 1790. 3 volumes. First Cooke Edition, undated but with the engravings at the front dated 1796, 1797 and 1799 and the other plates beginning in 1793. embellished with engravings throughout. Small 8vo, handsomely bound in 3/4 contemporary calf with gilt rules and tooling on the spines, gilt lettering on contrasting red and green morocco labels; marbled endpapers; all edges dyed red. 199; 212; 198 pp. A very nice set, very well preserved with only minimal wear or evidence of age. A VERY PLEASING AND WELL PRESERVED EDITION. A charming set of Defoe&#146;s immortal romance with lovely full page engravings. Robinson Crusoe was based on the true story of Alexander Selkirk&#146;s exile on an inhabited island during the early part of the 18th century, and was perhaps the first great novel ever to be written in the English language and surely one of the most unforgettable adventure stories of all time. <br> Coleridge aptly described the character of Robinson Crusoe as, &#147;the universal representative, the person for whom every reader could substitute himself.&#148; At least equally the figure of the lonely human being subduing the pitiless forces of nature; going back to nature, indeed, and portraying the &#145;noble savage&#146; in a way that made the book required reading for Rousseau&#146;s Emile.<br> Originally published in 1719, the book received immediate and long lasting recognition and was translated for worldwide readership.

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        Le Pacte de Famille et les conventions subséquentes, entre la France & l'Espagne. Avec des observations sur chaque article / Par M. Dupont, Député de Nemours à lÀssemblée Nationale

      - [PRIMERA EDICION].- [S.l., pero Paris]: Imp. Nationale, Juillet, 1790.- [2 h.], 152 p.; 4º menor (21 cm.); Plena Piel moderna valenciana verde, ruedas doradas en tapas y contracantos, lomo dorado con 4 nervios, estuche.- Las 2 últimas hojas restauradas en sus márgenes sin afectar al texto. La encuadernación, muy bonita y de gran maestría. De gran interes para el conocimiento de las relaciones con Francia en el siglo XVIII. RARO. Livre en français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TRAVELS TO DISCOVER THE SOURCE OF THE NILE, IN THE YEARS 1768, 1770, 1771, 1772, AND 1773. . . To which is prefixed , a Life of the Author

      Edinburgh: J. Ruthven for G.GJ. and J. Robinson et al, 1790. 5 volumes. The first edition, Edinburgh imprint, sometimes called &#147;the best edition&#148; (Cox). With 53 very finely engraved plates, and maps and charts, including 3 very large folding maps. 4to, beautifully bound in very handsome contemporary full polished russia. The covers are decorated with a fine tooled gilt framework around all edges, the spines are gilt ruled and decorated with gilt lettering, board edges gilt ruled, gilt tooled turn-ins, marbled end-leaves and with fine antique engraved armourial plates. lxxxv, 535; viii, 718; viii, 759; viii, 695; xiv, 230, 3 large folding maps, index, errata. A very fine and desirable set, the paper fresh and clean and the text-blocks as solid as could be, the bindings are very handsome with only minor evidence of use or age at the extremities, beautifully preserved and showing far less use or age than is typical, a bit of cosmetic tenderness to the hinges of a few volumes but these are still sturdy and strong, and the folding maps are in excellent condition. HIGHLY IMPORTANT EARLY EXPLORATION INTO AFRICA AND A RARE EDITION IN FULL CONTEMPORARY CALF WITH ORIGINAL SPINE PANELS AND WITHOUT REPAIRS. <br> With time on his hands and at the urging of a friend, Bruce composed this account of his travels on the African continent, including comments on the history and religion of Egypt, an account of Indian trade, a history of Abyssinia, and other such material. Although Bruce would not be confused with "a great scholar or a judicious critic..., few books of equal compass are equally entertaining; and few such monuments exist of the energy and enterprise of a single traveller" (DNB). "The result of his travels was a very great enrichment of the knowledge of geography and ethnography" (Cox II, p. 389.)<br> Bruce was one of the earliest westerners to search for the source of the Nile. In November of 1770 he reached the source of the Blue Nile, and though he acknowledged that the White Nile was the larger stream, he claimed that the Blue Nile was the Nile of the ancients and that he was thus the discoverer of its source.<br> The account of his travels was written twelve years after his journey and without reference to his journals, which gave critics grounds for disbelief, but the substantial accuracy of the book has since been amply demonstrated.<br> A cornerstone to any collection of Africana, this is one of the earliest and greatest illustrated works on the seminal discoveries to be made on the continent over hundred year period.

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        Memoirs And Travels Translated From The Original Manuscript [by William Nicolson].

      Dublin: Printed by William Porter [II: by Zachariah Jackson] for P. Wogan, L. White., 1790. - 8vo. pp. xxxviii, [2], 390; 2 p.l., 372. An attractive set in contemporary tree calf (one section of four leaves slightly sprung, hairline crack in lower front joint of Vol. I). First Irish Edition (first: London in 1790). Narrative of the Hungarian count's military adventures in Poland, exile to Siberia, escape from Kamchatka by sea in 1771, and subsequent travels in Japan, Formosa, Kamchatka, and the Kurile and Aleutian Islands. Benyowsky claims to have landed on the Alaskan mainland. Included is an account of his unsuccessful attempt to establish a French colony in Madagascar. Benyowsky was shot by the French in May 1786 at Foule Point when he attempted to take over the colony. The maps and plates were omitted in the Irish edition. Cox I p. 353. Crowther 2043. cfBell B193. cfCordier, Sinica, 276. cfHill I pp. 22-23. cfLada-Mocarski 45. cfLust 317. cfNerhood 97. cfRicks p. 41. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Philosophy of Natural History

      Chamberlaine and Rice, W Wilson, P Wogan, L White. P Byrne &c, Dublin 1790 - 2 Vols complete, 1st Dublin ed, VG+. Two volumes in contemporary tan calf, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spines, gilt tooling, titles in gilt with gilt tooling to red and brown leather labels. Internally, blind tooling to board edges, text block edges greened, contemporary ink names to fpds and fep, ink name to title page (Marcus Gage, possibly Marcus McLausland Gage of Bellarena, Co Londonderry?). Vol 1, (xiv), [1], 2-317 [ie 417]. Vol 2, (vii), [1], [1], 2-469 pp. Some light offsetting to eps, printed by William Porter. A bright, fresh, attractive set. The rare Dublin Edition, published in the same year as the first British (Edinburgh) edition. (Allibone 2124. ESTC T121416) Smellie, printer, editor, and author whose reputation as a natural historian was such that Charles Elliot paid £1000 for the copyright to volume one of Smellie's Philosophy of Natural History, which appeared in 1790, shortly after Elliot's death. Smellie was delayed in completing the work by the demands of business and most of his fee was tied up in Elliot's estate or lost to various investments for debt. As was often the case, financial success eluded Smellie, but he received international acclaim for the Philosophy, which became part of the new Harvard curriculum in an edition abridged by Dr John Ware that ran through over thirty impressions and was reissued at Boston as late as 1872. The second volume of the Philosophy of Natural History was published posthumously in 1799. See ODNB. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      John & Josiah Boydell, Cheapside, & at the Shakespeare Galleryy Pall Mall, May 1, 1790., London, - Northcote's striking Tiger Mezzotint. Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 41, p.190-193, 1895. James Northcote (1746-1831), born in Plymouth he was apprenticed at an early age to his father who was a watchmaker. In is spare time the young James painted and sketched. In 1769, he left his father and set up a portrait painter; four years later he travelled to London and was admitted as a pupil into the studio and house of Sir Joshua Reynolds. In 1775 he left Reynolds, and about two years later, having made some money by portrait painting back in Devon, he went to study in Italy. On his return to England, three years later, he revisited his native county, then settled in London, where John Opie and Henry Fuseli were his rivals. He was elected associate of the Academy in 1786, and full academician in the following spring.The range of his output was considerable from history paintings such as the "Young Princes Murdered in the Tower" (1786), and the "Death of Wat Tyler" (1787); to genre scenes such as the "The Modest Girl and the Waton", although he is best remembered for his fine portraits and the natural history paintings. His prodigious output would number about 2000 works and he would amass a not inconsiderable fortune of £40,000.

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        Urkunden und Materialien zur nähern Kenntniß der Geschichte und Staatsverwaltung Nordischer Reiche. 3 Bände (Hauptband - Fortsetzung - Zweyte Fortsetzung)

      (Hamburg) 1786 - 1790. - Mit mehreren mehrfach gefalteten Tafeln sowie zahlreichen Aufstellungen und Tabellen. Dokumentationswerk des Geographen Adam Christian Gaspari (1752 - 1830) zur Verwaltungsgeschichte Dänemarks. Gliederung (Hauptband). Aelterer Zeitraum: Briefe Friedrichs des IV. Königs in Dännemark - Instructionen und Verordnungen - Auswärtige Angelegenheiten - Schriften, die Königin Anna Sophia von Dännemark, gebohrene von Reventlow, betreffend. Neuerer Zeitraum: Staatsverhandlungen - Militair-Sachen - Zur Dänischen Landwirthschaft - Schriften, die Stadt Copenhagen betreffend - Projecte. Gaspari lehrte Philosophie sowie Geschichte, Geographie und Statistik an den Universitäten Jena, Dorpat und Königsberg. Fortsetzung (Auszüge): Briefe des Königlich-Dänischen Staatsministers von Lente - Wittstockige Unterhandlung die Königlich-Preußischen Forderungen an Mecklenburg-Schwerin betreffend - Briefe des Staatsministers Freiherrn von Bernstorff an den Königlich-Dänischen Gesandten zu Schwerin - Deputations-recht der Mecklenburgischen Landstände - Russische Angelegenheiten - Militair-Sachen - Ueber den Hafen in Amrum. Zweyte Fortsetzung: Ausführliche cameralistische ökonomische Beschreibung des Amtes Tondern - Innere Staatsveränderungen unter des jetzigen Königs Majestät - Geist der dänischen Regierung in der wichtigsten und neuesten Verordnungen (Ehe- und Keuschheits-Gesetze, Luxus, Finanzen etc.) de 1200 Buchrücken etwas berieben, ein Rücken etwas fleckig. Sonst sehr gute, frische Exemplare; Seiten sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei. Sehr selten. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). XXX S., 7 Bl., 578, XX, 556, XXXIV, 526 S. Pbde. der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und dreiseitigem Rotschnitt.

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        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, a Dutch Settlement in the East Indies.

      London: Printed for George Nicol 1790 - First edition. 4to. iv, 88 pp. Later dark brown half calf over marbled boards, spine with gilt rules and lettered to the compartments. One of the folding charts shaved to the neatline along the lower edge, all the plates with a little foxing and minor creasing, a very good copy overall. 1 folding plate and 3 folding charts. Bligh's account of the infamous mutiny aboard the HMS Bounty and his subsequent escape. An accomplished seaman, in 1776 Bligh had been appointed by James Cook as master of the Resolution as part of his third and final voyage. He gained promotion to the rank of lieutenant and several important commissions thereafter, and was given command of the Bounty in 1787 and set sail for the East Indies, tasked with bringing back breadfruits and other botanical samples to British colonies in the West Indies. After a sojourn in Tahiti the voyage resumed in April 1789, before the mutiny occurred a few weeks later. Just off the coast of Tonga Bligh was set adrift in a much smaller vessel with 18 men and a very small cache of provisions. Nonetheless, as a testament to his seafaring skills, Bligh navigated his way to Timor, a voyage of over 3000 miles, incurring the loss of only one man.

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