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        Les Amans Surpris. (Das überraschte Liebespaar)., Kupfertstich nach Boucher von René Gaillard (ca. 1720 - Paris - nach 1790).

      Zweite Hälfte 18. Jh. - In der Platte signiert "F. Boucher pinxit. - R. Gaillard Sculp.", mit dem gestochenen Titel, Widmung an Comte de Coigny und Wappendarstellung. Kräftiger, malerischer Druck mit gleichmäßigem Rand um die volle Plattenkante. Auf Bütten. Ab 1760 wandte sich Gaillard großformatigen Darstellungen zu. Insbesondere seine Stiche nach Boucher, dessen Malstil er technisch perfekt umzusetzen verstand, haben seinen Ruhm begründet. (Thieme-Becker). - Insgesamt minimal gebräunt. Kleine Quetschspur im Schriftrand. Leichte Randläsuren. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 50 x 38 cm (Plattengröße). 56 x 42 cm (Papier).

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        Récit des principaux faits qui se sont passés dans la salle de l'Ordre du Clergé, depuis le commencement des Etats-Généraux, le 4 mai 1789, jusqu'à la réunion des trois Ordres dans la salle commune de l'Assemblée Nationale. Pour servir d'introduction aux procès-verbaux de l'Assemblée Nationale.

      Paris, Imprimerie Nationale 1790 - in-8, 119 pp., demi-basane fauve mouchetée, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, tranches mouchetées de rouge (reliure de l'époque). Infimes frottis au dos, mais bon exemplaire. Peu commun. L'ouvrage peut être considéré en partie comme la première mouture des Souvenirs de l'auteur, dont la seule publication eut lieu, bien plus tard, dans les colonnes de la Nouvelle Revue rétrospective (1902). Vallet (1754-1828), curé de Saint-Louis de Gien, avait été élu député du clergé de son bailliage aux Etats-Généraux. Il revint dans sa ville à la fin de la session, prêta serment à la Constitution civile, tout en déclarant devant notaire qu'il avait agi sous la contrainte. Il demeura à Gien pendant la Révolution et l'Empire, et ses textes sont intéressants comme point de vue d'un prêtre du rang sur des événéments qui semblent constamment le dépasser. Cf. Fierro, 1430 (ignore notre édition). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        The Spectator. Volume the First [to Volume to Eighth]. CRISP, CLEAN SET IN CONTEMPORARY TREE CALF

      Payne Rivington Davis Longman Dodsley and many others n.d. c 1790 - 8 vols., 12mo., on laid paper, with eight engraved frontispieces and title-vignettes; most attractively bound in contemporary full tree calf, backs framed in gilt with five flat bands ruled and tooled in gilt, second and fifth compartments with black leather labels lettered, ruled and tooled in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt with a stylised blossom, primrose edges, a few light age-stains to backstrips else a remarkably well-preserved, bright, crisp, clean copy. With the small bookplate of Gerard Paxon on front paste-downs. The engravings are by Charles Grignion after drawings by Francis Hayman. The full list of publishers is Messrs Payne, Rivington, Davis, Longman, Dodsley, White, Law, Rodson, Crowder, Johnson, Nichols, Dilly, Robinson, Cadell, Stuart, Bowles, Sewell, Murray, Flexney, Baldwin, Goldsmith, Lowndes, Knox, Otridge, Hayes, Piquinet, Macqueen & Newbury. The Spectator appeared in two separate series, the first edited by Steele and published on weekdays from 1 March 1711 to 6 December 1712 (issues 1-555); the second edited by Addison and published thrice weekly from 18 June to 20 December 1714 (issues 556-635). The two series were first published in eight successive volumes between 1711 and 1714, and several times during the remainder of the eighteenth century. A beautiful set. NCBEL II, 1098. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Amerique selon l'Etendue de Ses Principales Parties et don't les Points Principaux

      Augsburg, Will, Johann Martin, 1790. Amerika. "L'Amerique selon l'Etendue de Ses Principales Parties et don't les Points Principaux sont placez sur les dernieres Observations des Geographes, publiee par Jean Walch: se vend au negoce de Martin Will a Augsbourg". Orig. copper-engravings. Published in Augsburg by J. Walch and J. M. Will, ca. 1790. Orig. old colouring. With figure title-cartouche and explanatory notes ("Explication des Couleurs"). 45:57,5 cm (map of North America) and 45,5:57,5 cm (map of South America).. A large map of America. Printed on 2 sheets, not joined. - Johannes Walch (1757-1824) was a cartographer and map publisher of Augsburg, son-in-law of Johann Martin Will to whom he succeeded in 1806.

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        Letters Concerning Mind. To which is added, A Sketch of Universal Arithmetic; Comprehending the Differential Calculus, And the Doctrine of Fluxions [WITH] A Summary View Of The Soul's Perceptive Faculties; And Also Of Dialectic or Logic: Introduction To The Theory of Mind

      John & James Rivington 1790 & 1792, London - 90 & 79 pages. 21 x 23.5 cm. Errata leaf, published posthumously. LOWNDES 1846. "An excellent work, full of profound and abstruse learning." This copy with the leather Johnsonian bookplate of R. B. Adam. Binding attributed to Roger Payne. Minor, intermittent toning, light stain back cover, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles, gilt cover border panels. Full straight-grained red morocco. Aeg. 2 vols. in one. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nouvel Atlas Portatit De La Geographie Ancienne (Atlas | Map | North America | South America | De Vaugondy Atlas)

      A Paris chez l'Auteur Rue du Foin St. Jacques, Paris 1790 - Size: 11.25 in. x 9.5 in. Contemporary half calf professionally rebacked. Marbled boards. Very light foxing to pages. 52 maps hand colored in outline. Includes two hemisphere maps with North America quite distorted at the North & West. Corners heavily worn. Overall in GOOD condition. Photos available upon request. Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688–1766), also known as Le Sieur or Monsieur Robert, and his son, Didier Robert de Vaugondy (c.1723–1786), were leading mapmakers in France during the 1700s. In 1757, they published The Atlas Universel, one of the most important atlases of the 18th century. To produce the atlas, the Vaugondys integrated older sources with more modern surveyed maps. They verified and corrected the latitude and longitude of many regional maps in the atlas with astronomical observations. The older material was revised with the addition of many new place names. In 1760, Didier Robert de Vaugondy was appointed geographer to Louis XV. Gilles and Didier Robert De Vaugondy produced their maps and terrestrial globes working together as father and son. Globes of a variety of sizes were made by gluing copperplate-printed gores on a plaster-finished papier-mache core, a complicated and expensive manufacturing process, employing several specialists. In some cases it is uncertain whether Gilles or Didier made a given map. Gilles often signed maps as "M.Robert", while Didier commonly signed his maps as "Robert de Vaugondy", or added "fils" or "filio" after his name. The Robert de Vaugondys were descended from the Nicolas Sanson family through Sanson's grandson, Pierre Moulard-Sanson; from him they inherited much of Sanson's cartographic material which they combined with maps and plates acquired after Hubert Jaillot's death in 1712 to form the basis the Atlas Universel. Sources from the Dépôt de la Marine, the official French repository for maritime-related information, were used for their maps of Canada and South America. Like Ortelius and Mercator, the Vaugondy's credited their sources, which has greatly benefited the study of the history of cartography during that period. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN undertaken by command of his majesty for the making of DISCOVERIES to the NORTHERN HEMISPHERE Volume 2

      M.Brown 1790 - Set in 2 volumes.Under the direction of Captains Cook;Clerke and Gore in 1776-1780.Leather covers with more recent leather spine cover and plate with gold titles.Newer paste downs and prelims.Title page has minor repairs,wear to edges.Block is sound and tight.Vol 2 contains last part of first voyage page 663-691.Captain Cooks second voyage in 1772-1775 in Resolution and Adventure,from page 692 to 1022.Captain Cooks third voyage from page 1 to 302.Full illustrations present.Nice clean copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Death of Captn. James Cook. 1791 'Christmas Piece' Broadside dedicated to Lefferts Hagewought by his grandson Samuel Lefferts, early Dutch residents of New York

      London:: J. Farrell, No. 7 Paternoster Row, Cheapside,. ca. 1790.. An unrecorded 'Christmas Piece' broadside or children's exercise sheet, with manuscript verse at the center, signed by a young American, "Samuel Lefferts Scripsit", dedicated to his "much respected Grandfather Lefferts Hagewought (sic)", and dated December 24th, 1791. & & Christmas broadsides were published and printed in London by John Farrell during the reign of George III, with contemporary and historical engravings around the perimeter, a large central engraving at the top, and blank space at the center for the scholar to write some lines of verse to the recipient. These Christmas Pieces were also for the student to show off his penmanship, and possibly win a school prize; they were referred to as "scripsits". In this case the student is an [American] young man, Samuel Lefferts. He has written 12 lines of verse having to do with the birth of Jesus and he dedicates the Christmas piece to his grandfather. [See Journal of the British Archeological Assoc, Vol 29, 1873; from p 73, article "The Christmas Piece" by Mr. H. Syer Cuming.]& & The Lefferts family were prominent early Dutch settlers, some of the earliest in Brooklyn, whose roots go back to Dutch colonist Pieter Janse Hagewout, who arrived in 1660, and settled in the farming village of Vlacke Bos, or Flatbush. The original Lefferts Homestead was destroyed in the American Revolution by American soldiers to prevent its use by invading British soldiers. Samuel Lefferts is possibly born Long Island 1779, died 1838 age 65. "Grandfather" Leffert Hagewout is possibly the father of Marytie Hagewout b. 1733 in Jamaica, Queens, NY (mother of the same name). We have been unable to establish the familial relationship, but further research in Lefferts-Haghwout Family by Lefferd M.A. Hautwout or Genealogy of the Lefferts Family by Teunis G. Bergan should establish the connection. The engravings used to decorate the sheet are derivative views, based on engravings used for something akin to Alexander Hogg's views in Bankes Geography. At the head is the view of "The Death of Capt. James Cook" . This is flanked by columns on the left and right with three engravings each, on the left "A Man of the Sandwich Islands"; "A Man of the Sandwich Islands Dancing"; and "A Man of Mangea". On the right are: "A Woman of the Sandwich Islands"; "A Young Woman of Otaheite Dancing"; and "A Woman of Eaoo". At the foot is the scene of hunters shooting at seals, with an oval rule delineating the blank in which the scholar has recorded his name and the date. Below this: "Printed & Published by J. Farrell Printer, No. 7 Paternoster Row, Cheapside." The broadside was not located in Trove, the State Library of New South Wales, OCLC, the British Library or Beddie. With contemporary folds. 15 X 18 1/2". The image of Cook's death measures 7 1/4 x 3 1/2". A long tear up the center & some water marks expertly repaired, but visible, backed on acid free tissue. & & A rare intersection between the legend of Captain Cook and Colonial New York.

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        The Death of Captn. James Cook. 1791 'Christmas Piece' Broadside dedicated to Lefferts Hagewought by his grandson Samuel Lefferts, early Dutch residents of New York

      London:: J. Farrell, No. 7 Paternoster Row, Cheapside,. ca. 1790.. An unrecorded 'Christmas Piece' broadside or children's exercise sheet, with manuscript verse at the center, signed by a young American, "Samuel Lefferts Scripsit", dedicated to his "much respected Grandfather Lefferts Hagewought (sic)", and dated December 24th, 1791. Christmas broadsides were published and printed in London by John Farrell during the reign of George III, with contemporary and historical engravings around the perimeter, a large central engraving at the top, and blank space at the center for the scholar to write some lines of verse to the recipient. These Christmas Pieces were also for the student to show off his penmanship, and possibly win a school prize; they were referred to as "scripsits". In this case the student is an [American] young man, Samuel Lefferts. He has written 12 lines of verse having to do with the birth of Jesus and he dedicates the Christmas piece to his grandfather. [See Journal of the British Archeological Assoc, Vol 29, 1873; from p 73, article "The Christmas Piece" by Mr. H. Syer Cuming.]The Lefferts family were prominent early Dutch settlers, some of the earliest in Brooklyn, whose roots go back to Dutch colonist Pieter Janse Hagewout, who arrived in 1660, and settled in the farming village of Vlacke Bos, or Flatbush. The original Lefferts Homestead was destroyed in the American Revolution by American soldiers to prevent its use by invading British soldiers. Samuel Lefferts is possibly born Long Island 1779, died 1838 age 65. "Grandfather" Leffert Hagewout is possibly the father of Marytie Hagewout b. 1733 in Jamaica, Queens, NY (mother of the same name). We have been unable to establish the familial relationship, but further research in Lefferts-Haghwout Family by Lefferd M.A. Hautwout or Genealogy of the Lefferts Family by Teunis G. Bergan should establish the connection. The engravings used to decorate the sheet are derivative views, based on engravings used for something akin to Alexander Hogg's views in Bankes Geography. At the head is the view of "The Death of Capt. James Cook" . This is flanked by columns on the left and right with three engravings each, on the left "A Man of the Sandwich Islands"; "A Man of the Sandwich Islands Dancing"; and "A Man of Mangea". On the right are: "A Woman of the Sandwich Islands"; "A Young Woman of Otaheite Dancing"; and "A Woman of Eaoo". At the foot is the scene of hunters shooting at seals, with an oval rule delineating the blank in which the scholar has recorded his name and the date. Below this: "Printed & Published by J. Farrell Printer, No. 7 Paternoster Row, Cheapside."The broadside was not located in Trove, the State Library of New South Wales, OCLC, the British Library or Beddie. With contemporary folds. 15 X 18 1/2". The image of Cook's death measures 7 1/4 x 3 1/2". A long tear up the center & some water marks expertly repaired, but visible, backed on acid free tissue. A rare intersection between the legend of Captain Cook and Colonial New York.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED ("EGBT BENSON"), FROM EGBERT BENSON AS U.S. CONGRESSMAN FROM NEW YORK, TO AN UNNAMED RECIPIENT (PROBABLY SAMUEL JONES)].

      Philadelphia. Nov. [i.e. December] 14, 1790. - [2]pp. on recto and verso of a single sheet. Very good. In a half morocco clamshell case. An intriguing letter from Egbert Benson, New York's first attorney general after independence, a leading New York jurist, prime mover in the push for a new federal constitution, and Representative from New York in the First Congress. Benson, along with Alexander Hamilton, had introduced the resolution for a constitutional convention at the Annapolis Convention of 1786, and he introduced the resolution for a New York ratifying convention in 1788. He writes to an unnamed correspondent, reporting on the business of the third session, with mention of President Washington's speech, Alexander Hamilton's reports, and New York Supreme Court justices John S. Hobart and Robert Yates; and the recent military campaign against the Miamis in the Ohio Valley. Though Benson dated this letter "Nov. 14, 1790" it was almost certainly written on December 14th, as Congress did not meet until December that year. "Dear Sir, Upon Reflection it has appeared to Me, and I am persuaded it will appear to you, most advisable that the intended Correspondence between Us should seem to commence with you. Indeed it will not be easy for me or satisfactory to you for me to write to you generally on the Subject, and therefore wish you would from time to time write to me stating the Questions which you may be desirous to have examined and answered. It will be most prudent that your Letters should be communicated to the other Gentlemen in the Delegation and therefore my answers will in a Degree be public Communications. I do not propose however to confine myself to a mere answer to an Interrogatory; my Letters will contain Suggestions of whatever may occur to Me as useful - "We have scarcely entered on the Business of the Session. The President's Speech with the Answers and his Replies you will see in the Papers; and we have two reports from Mr. Hamilton, the one providing additional means for the Payment of the Interest on the public Debt and the other on the Subject of a Bank. These will be printed and I shall send a Copy to Robert [Yates?] for the perusal of Judge Hobart and Yourself*. "Our troops have returned from the Western Expedition and have so far succeeded as to have destroyed a Number of Indian Towns with a great Quantity of Provision. Possibly as far as there was Reason to expect it probably would be, the Object of the Expedition has been effected, but with the Loss of near 200 Men on our Side. It is said that upwards of 100 of the Indians were killed in the two different Engagements." While the recipient of the letter is not named, Kenneth Bowling of the First Federal Congress Project believes it to be Samuel Jones, a prominent Anti-Federalist from Queens County, who nonetheless voted for the Constitution at the New York convention. Bowling cites Benson's other letters to Jones, of which several survive, and the roundabout language of the first paragraph, which suggests Benson was concerned what use might be made of his correspondence. Bowling notes that no Benson letters survive from the first two sessions of the First Congress, and only seven from the third: four to Nicholas Low, and two definitely to Jones. He thinks this is a third. ANB 2, pp.602-4. Stan Henkels Auctions, Catalogue 1501, item 585 (when this letter was sold in 1937). E-mail from Kenneth Bowling, May 17, 2010.

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        Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales with sixty-five plates of nondescript animals, birds, lizards, serpents.

      J. Debrett, London 1790 - Quarto, with an engraved title page and 65 engraved plates; title page water -stained at one corner, some intermittent foxing and toning of the plates; overall a good copy in old full speckled calf, recently rebacked. The most substantial early work of Australian natural history. First edition: the foundation of natural history of the new colony, John White's {i Journal} is a travel and ornithological classic by a medical voyager. John White was chief surgeon of the First Fleet, and was particularly successful in that he overcame serious medical problems in appalling conditions both on the voyage out and when the settlement was founded. He was also a keen amateur naturalist and after arriving at Port Jackson found time to accompany Phillip on two journeys of exploration. On joining the First Fleet he had begun to keep a journal in which he made notes about birds in the new colony. It was this manuscript which formed the nucleus of his journal. The natural history content of the published account makes White's particularly noteworthy amongst the First Fleet journals. Many of the plates were drawn in England by leading natural history artists of the day, such as Sarah Stone, from original sketches done in the colony. White's journal also contains an interesting and valuable account of the voyage from London, with long, detailed accounts of the stops at Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town and of the colonial voyages to Norfolk Island. The book was an immediate success, with subscribers alone accounting for seven hundred copies. There has been much discussion over the years regarding detailed variations in the printing of the first edition of this work, but this copy is typical example of the standard configuration most often seen, with the earlier errors of the list of subscribers corrected, and the text describing the female wattled Wattled Bee-eater (for a full discussion see Ferguson, 97; Matthews, {i Birds of Australia}, {i Supplement}; and Wantrup, pp. 75-7). Interestingly, this front endpaper of this copy includes the ownership inscription of a surgeon named Richard Wright dated November 29th 1804; it is indeed curious to see a surgeon's account of the First Fleet owned by another member of the profession. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Raphael's Copper Engraved Plates (Engraving) of Vatican] Quarta Ed Ultima Parte Delle Logge Di Raffaele Nel Vaticano Che Contiene I Fatti Piu Celebri Della Sacra Bibbia Dipinti Nelle Volte Di Esse Logge in Cinquantadue Quadri In Roma L'anno MDCCXC

      Presso Pietro Paolo Montagani Negoziante Di Stampe, Roma [Roma] 1790 - Size: 15 inches x 11 3/8 inches (38cm x 29cm) This Raphael book of 50 plates is exceptionally rare and is not found in worldcat. Giving some of Raphael's paintings in the Vatican for the connesuir. I only found one reference to this book online in Italy where they were displaying this book saying that no other known copies had survived being broken up for the plates. All fifty plates of Raphael's work in good condition with tissue guards. There is some very light foxing yet still very desireable. Oblong folio bound in 19th century half red morocco leather with raised bands and gilt. Photos available upon request. Raphael or Raffaello (April 6, 1483 - April 6, 1520) was a master painter and architect of the Florentine school in the Italian High Renaissance, celebrated for the perfection and softness of his paintings. He was also called Raffaello Sanzio, Raffaello Santi, Raffaello da Urbino or Rafael Sanzio da Urbino. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ansicht, "Vue de Mayence a Zahlbach".

      . Kupferstich v. Rücker n. Schneider, 1790, 21,5 x 30. Seltenes Blatt.

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        Die K. K. Haupt- und Residenzstadt Wien.

      Wien, Eder, [um 1790].. Kupferstich, in der Platte signiert "Ignaz Eder" mit gest. Legende im unteren Drittel des Blattes. Unter Glas gerahmt. 515:380 mm (Bildausschnitt).. Hübsche Vogelschauansicht von Wien, die eingestochene Legende identifiziert nicht weniger als 100 der abgebildeten Gebäude und Plätze. - Auf bläulich getöntem Papier gedruckt, im Oberrand minimal fleckig. Ansprechendes und seltenes Blatt - Slg. Eckl 813.

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        The Death of Captn. James Cook. 1791 'Christmas Piece' Broadside dedicated to Lefferts Hagewought by his grandson Samuel Lefferts, early Dutch residents of New York.

      J. Farrell, No. 7 Paternoster Row, Cheapside, ca 1790, London: - An unrecorded 'Christmas Piece' broadside or children's exercise sheet, with manuscript verse at the center, signed by a young American, "Samuel Lefferts Scripsit", dedicated to his "much respected Grandfather Lefferts Hagewought (sic)", and dated December 24th, 1791. Christmas broadsides were published and printed in London by John Farrell during the reign of George III, with contemporary and historical engravings around the perimeter, a large central engraving at the top, and blank space at the center for the scholar to write some lines of verse to the recipient. These Christmas Pieces were also for the student to show off his penmanship, and possibly win a school prize; they were referred to as "scripsits". In this case the student is an [American] young man, Samuel Lefferts. He has written 12 lines of verse having to do with the birth of Jesus and he dedicates the Christmas piece to his grandfather. [See Journal of the British Archeological Assoc, Vol 29, 1873; from p 73, article "The Christmas Piece" by Mr. H. Syer Cuming.]The Lefferts family were prominent early Dutch settlers, some of the earliest in Brooklyn, whose roots go back to Dutch colonist Pieter Janse Hagewout, who arrived in 1660, and settled in the farming village of Vlacke Bos, or Flatbush. The original Lefferts Homestead was destroyed in the American Revolution by American soldiers to prevent its use by invading British soldiers. Samuel Lefferts is possibly born Long Island 1779, died 1838 age 65. "Grandfather" Leffert Hagewout is possibly the father of Marytie Hagewout b. 1733 in Jamaica, Queens, NY (mother of the same name). We have been unable to establish the familial relationship, but further research in Lefferts-Haghwout Family by Lefferd M.A. Hautwout or Genealogy of the Lefferts Family by Teunis G. Bergan should establish the connection. The engravings used to decorate the sheet are derivative views, based on engravings used for something akin to Alexander Hogg's views in Bankes Geography. At the head is the view of "The Death of Capt. James Cook" . This is flanked by columns on the left and right with three engravings each, on the left "A Man of the Sandwich Islands"; "A Man of the Sandwich Islands Dancing"; and "A Man of Mangea". On the right are: "A Woman of the Sandwich Islands"; "A Young Woman of Otaheite Dancing"; and "A Woman of Eaoo". At the foot is the scene of hunters shooting at seals, with an oval rule delineating the blank in which the scholar has recorded his name and the date. Below this: "Printed & Published by J. Farrell Printer, No. 7 Paternoster Row, Cheapside." The broadside was not located in Trove, the State Library of New South Wales, OCLC, the British Library or Beddie. With contemporary folds. 15 X 18 1/2". The image of Cook's death measures 7 1/4 x 3 1/2". A long tear up the center & some water marks expertly repaired, but visible, backed on acid free tissue. A rare intersection between the legend of Captain Cook and Colonial New York. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Icones Pictae Plantarum Rariorum, descriptionibus et observationibus illustratae . Coloured Figures of Rare Plants, illustrated with Descriptions and Observations.

      - London 1790-(1793). 3 parts. Folio. With 18 handcoloured engraved plates by James Sowerby. Contemporary half calf, a little rubbed and some repairs. Hunt 715; Nissen BBI, 1859. No title-page has been published. The dedication, preface, and descriptive letterpress to each plate are in Latin and English. The beautifully executed plates are James Sowerby's most accomplished work. One plate with repair.Species illustrated and described include three from the Cape, two from Mauritius, and several from Jamaica.

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        ESPAÑA Y PORTUGAL (1790). / Neueste Generalkarten von Portugal und Spanien / Nach den astronomischen Beobachtungen und K

      Viena 1790 - Mapa de España y Portugal, incluye el norte de África y las Islas Baleares. Excelente estado. Papel grueso y de gran calidad. Mapa en 6 hojas : grabado. 1360 mm x 1520 mm en hojas de 730 mm x 520 mm.

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        De l'État de la France, présent et à venir.

      A Londres, de l'imprimerie de T. Spilsbury & fils, octobre-1790, - in-8, XVI-440-VIII-(4) pp., demi-vélin ivoire dos à nerfs, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Second tirage. L'ouvrage est construit selon le plan suivant : 1° Les Finances. 2° Les Décrets constitutionnels. Partant des cahiers des Etats-Généraux, Calonne tente de démontrer l'éloignement par rapport aux projets initiaux et la dérive révolutionnaire dans tous les domaines : constitutionnels, religieux, sur le droit de faire la guerre et la paix, sur la liberté, sur la propriété, sur la justice. Calonne se livre ainsi à un raisonnement négatif, analysant point par point les défauts de l'action révolutionnaire, s'en prenant au passage aux émules de la Démocratie royale. Il définit enfin les principes de l'action contre-révolutionnaire (p. 408 et s.). Les Réflexions de Burke, publiées peu après -les deux hommes se fréquentaient- allaient dans le même sens. Très intétessant exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque de Dampmartin (ex-libris). Anne-Henri de Dampmartin émigra apès le 10 août. Il a laissé deux témoignages de premier ordre, le premier sur les débuts de la Révolution à Paris, le second sur son émigration. Monglond, I, 763. Martin et Walter, I, 5820.

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        Opera omnia.

      sumptibus editoris excudebant M. Ritchie & J. Sammells 1790-4, Londini - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complettes.

      De l'imprimerie de Monsieur, chez la veuve Duchesne et fils 1790 - - De l'imprimerie de Monsieur, chez la veuve Duchesne et fils, A Paris 1790, 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 8 (12,5x20cm), (4) xxxvj, 406pp. et (4) 556pp. (1) et (4) 514pp. (1) et (4) 456pp. (4) 472pp. et (4) 350pp. (2), relié. - La plus belle et la plus complète des éditions de Regnard, quand elle contient bien les cinquième et sixième volumes, tirés à petit nombre (ainsi que l'indique Cohen), et que l'on trouve rarement joints aux quatre premiers.Elle est illustrée d'un portrait de l'auteur par Rigaud gravé par Tardieu et de 11 belles figures de Moreau et Marillier, gravées par Delignon, Duponchel, etc. Les remarques et avertissements sont de Garnier. Pleine Basane racinée d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de 4 étoiles et de filets. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Frise d'encadrement sur les plats. Manque en queue du tome 1 et en tête du tome 3. Mors du tome 2 fendus. Malgré les quelques défauts, assez bel ensemble. Le volume 1 est dédié aux récits de voyages, les volumes 2 à 4 au théâtre, et les volumes 5 et 6 au théâtre italien. Cette édition soignée, à la belle impression, aux gravures de qualité, rejoint les grandes réussites des éditions établies sur l'imprimerie de Monsieur (Racine, Corneille). (4) xxxvj, 406pp. et (4) 556pp. (1) et (4) 514pp. (1) et (4) 456pp. (4) 472pp. et (4) 350pp. (2) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fragmente über Friedrich den Grossen zur Geschichte seines Lebens, seiner Regierung und seines Charakters.

      Weidmann,, Leipzig, 1790 - 3 Bände. Leipzig, Weidmann, 1790. Gross-8°. VIII, 324 S.; VI, 314 S.; IV, 372 S. Halblederbände der Zeit mit blindgeprägten Rückenschildern. Goedeke IV/I 483,17. - Borst 638. - Hayn-G. II, 453. - Erste Ausgabe. Vorzugsausgabe auf holländischem Papier in Grossoktav. - Vereinzelt leicht fleckig. Einbände beschabt, bestossen und Deckelbezüge fleckig. - In der Vorzugsausgabe selten. Sprache: N Halblederbände der Zeit mit blindgeprägten Rückenschildern. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Specimens of the early poets

      Printed for Edwards [printed by T. Rickaby]. 1790 - - Printed for Edwards [printed by T. Rickaby]., London, Printed for Edwards [printed by T. Rickaby] 1790, in 8 (12,5x19cm), (2) v (3) 323pp (1)., relié. - Edition originale. L'ouvrage fut édité pour Edward de Halifax. Il a été compilé et collecté par George Ellis. Plein Maroquin rouge à grains longs d'époque (reliure anglaise). Dos à nerfs à filets. Filets d'encadrements sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Un trou de ver à un mors. Bel exemplaire, très frais. L'ouvrage rassemble des oeuvres d'Henri VIII, de Marlow, de Shakespeare, de Drummond, de Dryden. (2) v (3) 323pp (1). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Herrn von Buffons Naturgeschichte der Vögel Aus dem Französischen übersetzt, mit Anmerkungen, Zusätzen und vielen Kupfern vermehrt durch Friedrich Heinrich Wilhelm Martini (später: Bernhard Christian Otto).

      Berlin, Joachim Pauli, 1772-1790. - 16 in 15 Bänden (von 35+2), 8° (19x12), Band 1: [6],XXXVI;276 S. (21 recte 20 Kupfer); Band 2: 255 S., (39 Kupfer); Band 3: X,256 S. (17 recte 18 Kupfer); Band 4: 280 S. (24 Kupfer); Band 5: 314 S. (40 Kupfer); Band 7: 362 S. (46 Kupfer); Band 8: 342,IV,18,III S., (47 Kupfer); Band 9: (VI),255 S. (34 Kupfer); Band 10: 282,VI S. (33 Kupfer); Band 11: VIII,342 S. (30 Kupfer); Band 12: 296,VI,II S. (48 Kupfer); Band 13: 245,IX S. (mit 42 Kupfern); Band 14: 296,(VIII) S. (56 Kupfer); Band 15: 276,(IV) S. (25 Kupfer); Band 16: 256,(VIII) S. (53 Kupfer); Band 17: 236,(IV) S. (23 Kupfer); einheitl OHldrbde d.Zt (HFrz) auf 5 Bünden mit geprägt RSchild, gelegentlich etwas bestossen, gepflegte Exemplare in kompletter Originalerhaltung, [Nissen, Illustrierte Vogelbücher; 159].-- die Französische Originalausgabe 'Histoire natuelle des oiseaux' des Compte de Buffon erschien 1770-86 in der Imprimerie Royale in 10 Bänden mit 1008 Kupfern.-- die vorliegende deutsche Ausgabe komplettierte sich erst 1809; es erschienen insgesamt 35 Bände + 2 Supplements mit 1683 Kupfern.-- hier vorliegend 16 Teile in 15 Bänden: 1/2 (Doppelband) (Adler/Falken), 3 (Eulen), 4 (Hühner), 5 (Hühner, Haslhuhn, Fasan, Pfau) 7 (Raben, Dohlen, Elstern, Heher, Raker, Paradiesvögel), 8 (Stare, Pirole, Drosseln, Ziemer), 9 (Amseln), 10 (Kernbeißer, Kreuzschnabel, Krummschnabel, Kardinal, Sperling, Fink, Kanarienvogel, Zeisig), 11 (Hänfling, Finken, Zeisig, Stiglitz), 12 (Tangara, Ortolan, Ammern), 13 (Gimpel), 14 (Fliegenschnäpper, Lerchen), 15 (Nachtigal, Grasmücken, Rotkelchen, Weißkehlchen), 16 (Weißschwänze, Bachstelzen, Feigenfresser, Zartschnäbel, Pitpit, Haubenkönig), 17 (Meisen).-- jeweils mit Titelillustration, teils Frontispiz und insgesamt 578 Kupfern.--

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        Little Bustard.

      [c1790]. - Watercolour and ink on paper, 26 cm by 18 cm, [unsigned], framed. Sarah Stone (1760-1844) was employed by Sir Ashton Lever to record the contents of his private museum. The museum consisted of animal specimens and ethnographic material brought back by British expeditions to Australia, the Americas, Africa and the far east in the last twenty years of the eighteenth century. She painted actively from about 1777 to 1806 which was the date of the dispersal of the Museum Leverianum. Sarah Smith (she married in 1789) was the most competent natural history illustrator of her day and provided illustrations for Shaw's Museum Leverianum, Latham's Synopsis of birds, Pennant's A view of Hindoostan and White's Journal to New South Wales. For an excellent account of her life and work see Jackson, Christine. E. Sarah Stone: natural curiosities from the new world. London: 1998. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Drop-head title:] A PARODY on Poll and my Partner Joe. A new Song ? [

      Oxford?, 1790?] - [Drop-head title:] A SONG not out of Season, by One of the New Interest. [Oxford?, 1790?]Slim folio (360 × 212 mm) and small 4to (205 × 197 mm) sheets respectively, pasted to each other; old paper guard along margin, dust-soiling at head, small chip to A Song (no loss).Neither found in ESTC. Although an early manuscript note at the head of each ballad states 'Relating to the Election in 1753', they appear in fact to refer to the Oxford by-election of 1790, when Arthur Annesley, a local country gentleman, contested the seat (one of the larger freeman boroughs) against George Ogilvie.

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        Riley's Historical Pocket Library .

      George Riley, London 1790 - Riley's Historical Pocket Library . the Whole Forming a New, Moral and Comprehensive system of Historical Information for the Amusement and Instruction of the Young Nobility Printed for G. Riley, 33 Ludgate St., London, 1790. 6 vols. 16mo. Engraved frontis. to each volume with folding world map in vol. vi. Numerous woodcut portraits throughout text. General and engraved title to each volume, except vol. vi (as issued?) which has no general title. Occ. minor spotting, contemp. full sheep cover; joints cracked, wear to severe wear to spines, covers of vol. 1 detached. Contained in modern box with red label. Rare complete set of 2nd edition. Volumes include Heathen Mythology, Ancient History, Grecian History, Roman History, History of England; and Geography (inc. reference to Australia). See Ferguson 89a for last volume. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Traité de la Peinture, par Léonard de Vinci. Nouvelle Édition, Augmentée de la Vie de l'Auteur.

      A Paris Chez Deterville. An IV 1790 - 8vo, pp. [iv], lix [lx blank], 334 blank, 33 numbered engraved plates (five folding), including frontispiece of Da Vinci, contemporary quarter calf, marbled boards, morocco label; pp. 320 - 333 affected by damp, with the last leaf of the index holed (no loss) and very stained, and the blank rear free and paste-down end-papers severely affected. Da Vinci's Tratto della Pittura was first published in 1651, and the first English translation in 1721. It was translated into French by Ronald Fréart de Chambray in 1651, and a revised edition was published by Giffart in 1716, with a life of Da Vinci. This appears to be a reprint of the 1716 edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

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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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        MEMOIRES

      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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        CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: AT THE SECOND SESSION, BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF NEW-YORK, ON MONDAY, THE FOURTH OF JANUARY, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY. AN ACT TO REGULATE TRADE AND INTERCOURSE WITH THE INDIAN TRIBES [caption title].

      [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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        VIAGGIO NEGLI STATI UNITI DELL' AMERICA SETTENTRIONALE FATTO NEGLI ANNI 1785, 1786, E 1787

      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]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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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: 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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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). .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        EXTRAIT DES REGISTRES DES DÉLIBÉRATIONS DU COMITÉ PERMANENT, SÉANT À JÉRÉMIE [caption title].

      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]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        An Accurate Map of the North Riding of York Shire, Divided into its Wapontakes.(England/Yorkshire)

      John Bowles, Carrington Bowles and Robert Sayer, London - Engraving with original line hand-color. Circa 1790. Sheet size: 23 x 29 1/2". Inventory#: p1369pmat. 0

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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