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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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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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        TABLEAU ENCYCLOPEDIQUE ET METHODIQUE DES TROIS REGNES DE LA NATURE : OPHIOLOGIE , ORNITHOLOGIE 1790

      - Paris PANCKOUCKE 1790 . Un volume in - plano de 32 pp , suivi de : 7 planches de serpents dont une double . 32 planches de papillons . 77 planches d ' oiseaux dont une double . En tout 116 planches sur papier à la forme , cousues dans un cartonnage d ' attente avec manque de papier au dos . Non rognées en très bon état . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LA FRANCE GALANTE]
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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]

      [Bookseller: A. R. Heath Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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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

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE

      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 relevant...is 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]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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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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        Tyger.

      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.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Crouch Rare Books LLP]
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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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        Travels in the two Sicilies. [WITH] Travels through Spain.

      1. T. Cadell & P. Elmsly 2. P. Elmsley London & 1787 1790 - Second editions. 6 volumes, 8vo (20 x 13 cm). First work: 4 volumes, 3 folding maps, folding table, 21 folding plates; Second work: 2 volumes, 10 plates, 2 maps, all plates and maps linen backed, one plate trimmed, some browning, all 6 volumes bound in uniform 19th century calf gilt, Northern Lighthouse gilt stamp on backstrips, head of spines chipped, still a handsome set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage De Juene Anacharsis En Grece, Dans La Milieu Du Quatrieme Siecle Avant L'ere Vulgaire

      De Bure, Paris 1790 - Eight volumes complete - Volume One - xxiv, 382pp; Volume Two - [6], 568pp; Volume Three - [6], 560pp; Volume Four - [6], 564pp; Volume Five - [6], 544pp; Volume Six - [6], 512pp; Volume Seven - [6], 130pp, [2], cccxxii, [2] and Volume Eight (Atlas Volume, quarto in size) - xlii, 31 maps, plates and plans. Contemporary full sprinkled calf, smooth backs divided into seven panels by gilt triple rules, morocco title label to second panel, volume label to third, the remaining panels with a central flower and volute corner pieces, gilt roll to edges, edges stained red, curl pattern marbled endpapers. Spines slightly faded, chipped to spine ends, rubbed to extremities, corners bumped and rubbed, one or two small holes to outer joints, but all holding well. Internally lightly browned, occasionally heavier, with light foxing, but generally fairly clean. The third edition, French text [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA HOLLANDE en 12 Feuilles, Dont les six Premieres Contiennent La Hollande Septentrionale ou la Partie Septentrionale, DU COMTÉ DE HOLLANDE, Le Texel la Frise Groninque Drente, et Partie de L'Over-Yssel. Le tout dressé sur plusieurs Cartes Manuscrittes, et Imprimées recueillies sur les Lieux par L' Auteur. DEDIÉ AU [ROY]. A PARIS, Chez Dezauche Géographe du Roi, Successeur des Sr. Delisle et Buache, Premiers Géographes de sa Majesté et de l'Académie Royale des Sciences- Rue des Noyers. 1790

      1790 - Kupferstich-Karte (von G. L. Le Rouge) bei (J. C.) Dezauche, datiert Paris 1790, grenz- und flächenkoloriert. Von 12 Platten gedruckt und zusammengesetzt, 227 x 153 cm. Stellenweise leicht fleckig, wenige Knickfalten. Einige alte Wurmlöcher sachgerecht restauriert. Alt mit Leinen hinterlegt, am oberen und unteren Rand mit einem schwarzen Holzstab zur Aufhängung versehen. Vgl. Tooley, Mapmakers III, 121 u. BM, Maps VIII, 967 (jeweils EA). Prachtvolle und seltene Wandkarte in der Begrenzung Texel-Emden-Roermond-Goeree. Eingezeichnet sind jeweils Linien zum Teilen der Gr.-fol.-Blätter in 48 Detailkarten (jeweils mit der Num. oben rechts); die Nebentitel lauten auf Bl. 6 "Nova BELGII FOEDERATI Tabula ex optimis annotationibus Composita et ad usum Commodum in XII sectionibus exhibita, a PARISIIS, Apud Crepy in via S. Jacoboea" und auf Bl. 25 "Partie Meridionale des XVII. Provinces-Unies en Six Feuilles". Beide Teile waren auch einzeln lieferbar. Mit rotem Stempel "Depot Général de la Guerre" in der Titelkartusche. Erstmals 1748 bei Lerouge erschienene Monumentalkarte, 1770 von Crepy erneut und schließlich zuletzt 1790 - wie hier vorliegend - von Dezauche herausgegeben. Die gestochene Dedication an den König wurde (ein Jahr nach der Französischen Revolution) schlicht überklebt. Third and last state of this very large and rare wall map of the Netherlands (230 x 150 cm), first published in 1748 by Le Rouge, then in 1770 by Jean Crepy. 12 sheets, pasted together as proposed, backed with linnen, attractive hand-colouring, black wooden stakes. Some carfully restored wormholes, but a good copy of this rare wall map. Stellenweise leicht fleckig, wenige Knickfalten. Einige alte Wurmlöcher sachgerecht restauriert. Alt mit Leinen hinterlegt, am oberen und unteren Rand mit einem schwarzen Holzstab zur Aufhängung versehen. Von 12 Platten gedruckt und zusammengesetzt, 227 x 153 cm.

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        Decouvertes des François en 1768 & 1769, dans le Sud-est de la Nouvelle-Guinée. Et Reconnoissances postérieures des mêmes Terres par des Navigateurs Anglois qui leur ont imposé de nouveaux noms ; précédées De l'Abrégé historique des Navigations & des Découvertes des Espagnols dans les mêmes Parages. Par M.***, ancien Capitaine de Vaisseau.

      A Paris, de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1790. 1790 - 1 vol. in-4° (262 x 204 mm.) de : xvi pp. (Titre, Avis du relieur, Errata, Avant-propos), iv pp. (Table des Matières), 309 pp. 1 carte dépliante, 11 planches dépliantes numérotées de II à XII reliées in-fine. Demi-veau d'époque, dos à cinq nerfs orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, plats recouverts de papier marbré, tranches jaspées. (Défauts d'usage aux plats et aux coins. Comblement d'un petit manque de papier à la page de titre sans atteinte au texte.) Edition originale de la relation du deuxième voyage de Fleurieu, connu comme l'un des plus grands hydrographes de son temps. Charles Pierre Claret, Comte de Fleurieu (1738-1810) explorateur, hydrographe et homme politique français, fut notamment ministre de la marine sous Louis XVI et membre de l'Institut de France. Engagé dans la marine dès 1755, il participe aux campagnes de la guerre de Sept Ans qui se termine en 1763, date à laquelle il acquit le grade d'enseigne de vaisseau. Nommé en 1765 « Enseigne de port », il est envoyé Paris pour étudier l'horlogerie marine avec Ferdinand Berthoud. Lors de la campagne de la frégate Isis dont on lui confie le commandement en 1769, il teste la première montre marine à secondes inventée par Berthoud pour faciliter le calcul des longitudes. Cette tâche était un enjeu politique et scientifique majeur dans la course aux connaissances maritimes engagée avec l'Angleterre. Le résultat de ses observations fut publié en 1773 sous le titre « Voyage fait par ordre du roi, pour éprouver les horloges marines ». Il est l&#146;auteur d&#146;autres &#156;uvres majeures comme le « Neptune du Nord » ou encore « l'Atlas du Cattegat et de la Baltique » dont la rédaction lui prit vingt-cinq ans. Nommé lieutenant de vaisseau en 1773, puis inspecteur en second des cartes et plans de la marine, il est promu inspecteur adjoint de l'académie de marine en 1776. Présenté au roi, il est nommé capitaine de vaisseau le 5 décembre 1776 et aussitôt après directeur des ports et arsenaux en janvier 1777, fonction créée pour lui par Louis XVI. Cette fonction, qu&#146;il occupe pendant quinze ans, consistait à gérer le matériel, les travaux et les mouvements de la flotte. C'est de ce titre qu'il dirige une grande partie des plans d'opérations navales de la guerre de 1778 à 1783 contre l'Angleterre, comme ceux de toutes les campagnes de découvertes, telle celle de La Pérouse. « Fleurieu (1738-1810) entra dans la marine dès l&#146;âge de quatorze ans. Il se livra à l&#146;étude théorique des sciences nautiques avec un zèle et un succès dont les premières preuves sont consignées dans un "Mémoire sur la construction des navires". Porté par ses goût vers la mécanique plus que vers l&#146;analyse et le calcul, il avait conçu l&#146;idée d&#146;une montre marine, presqu&#146;invariable, qui devait pendant une longue traversée, indiquer exactement l&#146;heure constatée au moment du départ, ce qui est la grande moitié du problème, puisqu&#146;il n&#146;y a plus alors qu&#146;à déterminer l&#146;heure du vaisseau, toujours obtenue avec l&#146;astronomie avec la plus grande facilité et une exactitude suffisante. Mandé à Paris par M. de Choiseul qui avait eu connaissance de son projet, il travailla avec Berthoud, qui l&#146;initia aux pratiques de son art. Promptement formé par les leçons de cet habile maître, il fit lui-même toutes les pièces d&#146;une pendule à secondes, qui pendant quarante ans n&#146;avait rien perdu de sa régularité, et dont il suivit la marche jusqu&#146;à ses derniers moments. » (Nouvelle Biographie générale, XVII, 908-909). Le présent ouvrage, "Découverte des François", présenté à l'Académie des sciences en 1790, avait pour but d'assurer les droits de Bougainville et de Surville contre les prétentions ou les usurpations de quelques navigateurs anglais. Il démontre, par exemple, que les îles Salomon, découvertes en 1567 par Mendana, étaient les mêmes que celles découvertes par Carteret en 1767, par Bougainville en 1768, et par Shortland en 1788, fait confirmé par d'Entrecasteaux durant son voyage à la recherche de La Pérouse. « Cet excellent ouvrage fo

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        The Voyage Of Governor Phillip To Botany Bay; With An Account Of The Establishment Of The Colonies Of Port Jackson and Norfolk Island

      John Stockdale, London 1790 - xxiv+384 (last page blank) pages with frontispiece, vignette on title page and 17 additional plates (14 folding), 1 folding map and appendix. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 5 3/4") bound in three quarter leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering to spine. (Ferguson: 92) Third edition. Arthur Phillip (1738-1814), not only commanded the voyage, but was holding a commission appointing him representative of the Crown for the eastern half of Australia and the adjoining Pacific islands. "Phillip was given the task of founding a convict settlement in Australia, and became the first governor of New South Wales. Reaching Botany Bay in 1788, via Tenerife, Rio de Janeiro and the Cape of Good Hope, Phillip decided that the site was unsatisfactory and sailed to Port Jackson, where he founded the city named Sydney, after Thomas Townshend, Viscount Sydney, secretary of state." (Hill). As large parts of the coastline were still unexplored, Phillip soon embarked on a voyage of coastal discovery. With three boats he set out to investigate Port Jackson, which Cook had named but had not charted. When Phillip discovered the extent of the Harbour, he was overjoyed: "Here all regret arising from the former disappointments was at once obliterated; and Governor Phillip had the satisfaction to find one of the finest harbours in the world, in which a thousand sail of the line might ride in prefect security.". Phillip's discovery of Sydney Harbour was of paramount importance, providing as it did a secure place for settlement. Phillip's journal and that of Hunter, which both contain the first charts of the Harbour based on Hunter's surveys, therefore represent "the foundation stones of any collection of books devoted to coastal discovery" (Wantrup). The account of the voyage is based mainly Phillip's earliest report to the Government on the Colony, and the reports of other members of the First Fleet. The actual compiler is not known, but he must have had access to the official documents, as it is a very accurate account. The present work is the basic source book and the first in order of importance for the history of Australia and no collection can be complete without a copy. Condition: Book plate on front paste-down, some light chipping to marble board extremities else a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ALS ("Matthias Claudius").

      Wandsbeck, 24. VII. 1790. - 8vo. 2 ½ pp. on double leaf. To a "dear professor": "Hier kommen die verlangten 30 Exemplaar [probably vol. 5 of his "Asmus omnia sua secum portans, oder Sämtliche Werke des Wandsbecker Bothen", published the previous year]. Wenn etwa eins auf der lange[n] Reise beschädiget würde, habe ich ein 31stes beygelegt. Ihr Herr Zettele hat bezahlt, und ich danke für gute Zahlung. Dieser Herr Zettele gefällt uns nicht übel, und wir spiegeln uns an seiner Bescheidenheit, Mäßigkeit pp Gott erhalte ihn dabey - denn es ist viel oft schwerer dergleichen zu bleiben als zu seyn - so kann ein guter Erzieher aus ihm werden. Aber wir haben lachen müßen, daß seine Eleven zum Theil erst gebohren werden sollen. Der Graf Tupper macht es sans Comparaison wie der liebe Gott, der seine Kinder liebt und sorgt schon ehe sie sind. Grüßen Sie die Ruesche samt und sonders herzlich von uns, und den guten alten Beeke, und sich selbst; Wir lieben und achten Euch unbekannter Weise, und wünschen Euch alles Gutes. [I]ch danke auch vielmahl für die Bücher. Gott sey mit Ihnen [.]". - The "Ruesch" mentioned is probably Johann Baptist von Ruoesch (1744-1832), "Beeke" is probably the composer and pianist Ignaz von Beecke (1733-1803), who kept company with Gluck and Mozart and enjoyed their esteem. - Not in Hans Jessen, Matthias Claudius. Briefe an Freunde, Berlin 1938. - Reverse of fol. 2 with insignificant traces of mounting.

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        Sefer Shevach Pesach Passover Haggadah haggada hagada shevakh pesakh

      Eliezer Saadon, Leghorn = Livorno, Italy 1790 - Yudlov 339. Yaari 227. This edition does not have illustrations. Inscription on front blank attests that this copy was owned by a member of the illustrious Finzi family. There is truly minimal worming in a couple of pages. A few pages have some wine stains. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Specimens of the Early English Poets.

      Printed for Edwards, London: 1790 - 2 With a DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING showing a "View of York" and a "View of Halifax." Although this fine book was printed for Edwards of Halifax, with scene was painted by an unknown artist who was very active circa 1948-50. Provenance: Jarrard Edward Strickland of Loughlynn (1782-1844) m. (18.08.1814) to Anne Cholmeley (daughter of Francis Cholmeley of Brandsby). Small 8vo. v, 323, iv pp Frontispiece portrait of Sir Thomas Wyat, and plate of Henry Howard Earl of Surry. Original straight grained dark green morocco, stamped in blind, fancy raised bands with simple gilt rule on bands, gilt title, all edges gilt; hinges rubbed. Bookplate of Jarrard Edward Strickland. Very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage du jeune Anacharsis en Grèce, vers le milieu du quatrième siècle avant l'ère vulgaire.

      Paris, 1790 - 8 vols. 3rd ed., very clean in contemporary worn full calf. Faults to spines and some joints very loose. Maps and plates in atlas volume all fine.

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        Collection complète des oeuvres.

      chez Volland,, Genève et Paris, 1790 - 16 vol. Genève et Paris, chez Volland, 1790 4°. Avec le portrait de Rousseau gravé par St.Aubin après De la Tour comme frontispice du premier volume et les 13 planches gravées pour le "Dictionnaire de la musique". Reliure basane d'époque sur cinq nerfs avec pièce de titre et de tomaison en rouge. Reédition de l'édition de Londres (i.e. Bruxelles) de 1774 - 1784. Avec les 6 volumes des 'oeuvres posthumes'. - Notre exemplair sans les gravures de Moreau le jeune et Le Barbier. - Papier parteillement bruni. Dos et plats occasionellement frottés. Chaque volume avec la signature de Henry Dupasquier, industriel neuchâtelois. Sprache: Französisch Reliure basane d'époque sur cinq nerfs avec pièce de titre et de tomaison en rouge.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language

      J. F. And C. Riberton, L. Davis, T. Longman, et al, 1790-01-01 London: J. F. And C. Riberton, L. Davis, T. Longman, et al, 1790. Unpaginated. Leather. Ninth edition. Fair condition. Spine leather quite chipped away, title is present but well-worn. Area of front board's outer coating chipped away as well Former owners' names a brief history of the ownership of the book written in different colors of ink on the paste down, tracing it from a woman in 1792 to Manchester, England 1947 with a large gap in between. Dampstaining to fore edge, light wrinkling to upper areas of some pages, and a few light dampstains here and there. Text is all perfectly legible, though. Corners bumped, fraying. Hinge beginning to split at the page beginning with "RAT." A worn but textually-complete 18th century edition of Johnson's Dictionary.

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        A DISSERTATION ON THE ELEUSINIAN AND BACCHIC MYSTERIES

      J.Weitstein, Amsterdam 1790 - Contemporary cloth, uncut. 184 pages. The author's name is not given and the book is actually believed to have been printed in London. Thomas Taylor [1785 - 1835], known as the English Platonist, was the first to translate into English the complete works of Plato (five volumes, 1804) and Aristotle (nine volumes, 1812). Taylor has always held a special place in the esteem of many of the great artists and thinkers of the last two centuries, - Blake, Coleridge, Shelley, Wordsworth, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Bronson Alcott, Yeats and others. Cloth covers lightly soiled and discolored with a few brown spots in text and lightly pencilled bibliographic notes on the flyleaf. A nice copy of a scarce book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Asiatick Researches: Or, Transactions of the Society, Insituted in Bengal, for Inquiring into the History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences, and Literature, of Asia. Volume the Second.

      Printed and Sold By Manuel Cantopher, Calcutta 1790 - Professionally rebacked by Barbara Schmelzer, preserving original endpapers, and with remnant of original leather spine laid down. Moderate chips and scrapes to leather boards, with moderate losses of leather at corners of boards. Corners of boards strengthened by conservator with Japanese tissue paper. A 1" tear to the folding plate of the Hindoo Lunar Mansions. Pages 268-269 are transposed with pages 272-273. ; The second volume only of "Asiatick Researches" (the name later changed to "Asiatic Researches"). The scarce Calcutta first edition, preceding the London editions. [iv], 502, [2] pages + 14 plates (5 folding). Pages 501-502 have a list of the Society's members at the end of the year 1790. The final leaf has "Corrections" on the recto, and is blank on the verso. Quarto size. Page dimensions: 288 x 220mm. Signature on front endpaper of C. Poulett Harris. Contemporary full calf boards with gilt decoration to borders. Rebacked with new calf spine with remnant of original spine laid down. Of special interest in this volume are "An Account of the Kingdom of Nepal, by Father Giuseppe, Prefect of the Roman Mission. - Communicated by John Shore, Esq." on pp. 307-322, and the president Sir William Jones' fourth, fifth and sixth anniversary discourses, "On the Arabs", "On the Tartars", and "On the Persians". The plates are as follows: (1). Facing page 199: "A Chinese Ode". (2). 205: Large folding table of Persian verbs, printed on both sides. (3). 206: Large folding table of Persian verbs, printed on both sides. (4). 249: Astronomical Diagram. (5). 250: Astronomical Diagram. (6). 263: Astronomical Diagram. (7). 273: Astronomical Diagram. (8). 293: "The Hindoo Lunar Mansions", a large folding plate with 28 engravings. This plate has some wear at the folds where it protrudes a little from the text block. (9). 303: "Oriental Zodiac", a folding plate.(10). 338: Two illustrations, of Roman coins, and of the Indian Sphinx. (11). 361: The Lac Insect. (12). 391: Sanskrit. (13). 405: "Jatamansi, or Indian Spikenard". A botanical illustration. (14). 470: "Abstract of a Meteorological Register", a folding plate with two tables. [References: Shaw 172, who notes that the despite the date of 1790 on the title page, the volume was ready until January 1791. Shaw also notes Jones' observation in his Sixth Anniversary Discourse that the price of the first volume was not more than the annual contribution towards the charges of the Royal Society paid by its fellows - "In vain shall we collect the most interesting papers, if we cannot publish them occasionally without exposing the Superintendents of the Company's Press, who undertake to print them at their own hazard, to the danger of a considerable loss."].; 4to 11" - 13" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Christian&#39;s New and Compleat Family Bible

      London - J. Cooke, 1790 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A really good bible, with an original note from the publishers signed by Cooke. Hardbound volume with 77 pages ofplates, mainly 4 to apageand publisher&#39;s signature. This family bible contains the old and new testaments with notes, historical, chronological, geographical, theological, moral, systematical, practical, admonitory, divine and explanatory. With a Summary of the Doctrines contained in the various Books of the Old and New Testaments, from Genesis to the Revelations, showing the Excellence, Use and Authority of the Holy Scriptures, adapted to the Understanding of every Christian. The whole forming a complete treasury of Divine Revelation, wherein the Sacred Oracles of Truth are fully and amply displayed and illustrated, and the whole of the Sacred Writings rendered so clear and familiar as to confute the Infidel, dispel the Mists of darkness, enlighten the ignorant, encourage the diffident, reclaim the Vicious, reconcile the doubtful, lead the Wavering into the Paths of Truth, and implant in the Mind of every Christian, that Divine Knowledge which is essentially necessary to Salvation. To Which is added, as a farther illustration to the whole, A General Indes, or concordance, clearly pointing out every material transaction recorded in the Sacred Writings. A Chronological index of transactions from Adam to the time of our Blessed Saviour. A full explanation of the proper names in the scriptures, with their Significations etc. A Geographical Indes of places mentioned in the Holy Scriptures. A brief account of the Apostles and their successors, who propagated the Christian Religion, by presiding over the Apostolic Churches of Antioch, Jerusalem etc. A Table of Jewish Months, Weeks, Days, etc. A Table of Scripture Weights, Measures, Money, etc. And other equally important Matters necessary for every Christian, who is desirous of fully understanding the Sacred Scripture. Condition: The volume has been rebound with the orginal calf leather laid down on the boards. The binding is tight and firm with both covers and all pages attached. There is some wear to the extremities including chips to the leather and slight rubbing to the edges of the boards and spine. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright apart from the occasional handling mark and odd spot. The original blank endpaper with a list of family members has been laid down on the front pastedown. A message from the publisher J. Cooke has been bound in front of the title page. There is some writing on the top of the title page. The corners of several pages have been laid down on archival paper. Overall the volume is in good only condition..

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        A Sua Eccellenza Monsig. D. Giovambatista Rezzonico. . .

      Rome 1790 - John Wilton Ely 936The watermark on this plate is number 64 in John Wilton-Ely on page 1171 and is dated in the 1790'sThis plate is the from the series "Vasi, candelabri, cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne. . .)Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and "like Callot makes great use of the swelling line" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Vasi.et Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi's own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colleagues, visitors and influential people. He believed absolutely in the supremacy of Roman over Greek architecture, an argument he expounded most forcefully in his Della magnificenza ed architettura dei Romani (On the Magnificence of Roman Architecture, 1761). his romanticized views and imaginary interiors had a profound effect on stage designers, painters of capricci such as Hubert Robert, and even writers: William Beckford, the author of the Gothic novel and Vathek . In the 20th century his imaginary interiors have been admired by the Surrealists . Reference: John Wilton-Ely. Giovanni Battista Pirane

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        Veduta di Campo Vaccino

      Rome 1790 - Unrecorded state not found in HindFrom the important series "Veduta de Roma"The Forum Romanum, from the Capitoline Hill" (John Wilton-Ely)Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and "like Callot makes great use of the swelling line" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Vasi.et Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi's own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colleagues, visitors and influential people. He believed absolutely in the supremacy of Roman over Greek architecture, an argument he expounded most forcefully in his Della magnificenza ed architettura dei Romani (On the Magnificence of Roman Architecture, 1761). his romanticized views and imaginary interiors had a profound effect on stage designers, painters of capricci such as Hubert Robert, and even writers: William Beckford, the author of the Gothic novel and Vathek . In the 20th century his imaginary interiors have been admired by the Surrealists . Reference: John Wilton-Ely. Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Complete Etchings. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1994. 2 v

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        Plate 45 Vasi antichi di marmo eccellentemente scolpiti, si vedono in Inghilterra prefso il Sig Cavalier Townley Trasportativi nell anno 1768 ( All' Illmo Sig. Francesco Conte de Bressac)

      Rome 1790 - John Wilton Ely plate 930There are two watermarks present numbers 59 and 64 in John Wilton-Ely on pages 1169 and 1171 and are dated between 1770s and 1790sFrom the series "Vasi, candelabri, cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne, ed ornamenti antichi"Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and "like Callot makes great use of the swelling line" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Vasi.et Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi's own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colleagues, visitors and influential people. He believed absolutely in the supremacy of Roman over Greek architecture, an argument he expounded most forcefully in his Della magnificenza ed architettura dei Romani (On the Magnificence of Roman Architecture, 1761). his romanticized views and imaginary interiors had a profound effect on stage designers, painters of capricci such as Hubert Robert, and even writers: William Beckford, the author of the Gothic novel and Vathek . In the 20th century his imaginary interiors have been admired by the Surrealists . Reference: John

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