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        L'architettura di Marco Vitruvio Pollione tradotta e commentata dal marchese Berardo Galiani.

      nella Stamperia di Luigi, e Benedetto Bindi,, In Siena, 1790 - In-folio (cm. 36), leg. coeva in m. pergamena con carta decorativa post. ai piatti, tagli screziati; pp. [4], XX, 272 in ottimo stato su carta greve con splendide ill. in legno n.t. come enormi finalini (anche 3/4 di pagina), figure geometriche n.t., sobrie testatine, e in fine ben 25 tavole d'ill. in rame f.t. con altrettanti fogli di descrizione inquadrati in cornice; Ex Libris araldico in ceralacca al risguardo; timbretto Ex Libris depennato al retro dell'antiporta; una gora marginale a un'unica carta di testo e qualche lievis. fioritura sparsa. Stimatissimo e sontuoso volgarizzamento del Vitruvio del Galiani, che stilò l'imponente commentario riassumendo tutta la ricerca filologica precedente. Suo l'apparato iconografico (tavole incise da Capparuli e antiporta da La Marra). Cfr. per la prima ed. Cicognara 733; Brunet V, 1330. Ottimo es.

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        ANTONI NEBRISSENSIS, V. CL. GRAMMATICI, ET REGII CHRONOGRAPHI DICTIONARIUM EMENDATUM, AUCTUM, LOCUPLETATUM. Pars prima continens dictionarum latinum cum hispanicis interpretationibus. Cui adjecti sunt, praeter ea, quae olim fuerunt addita à Xantho Nebrissensi Antonii filio. Et in fine Tomi secundi Index locupletissimus Urbium, Oppidorum, Regnorum, Provinciarum, Montium, Fontium, Fluminum, Marium, Insularum, Promontorium Orbis terrarum, Hispanice & Latine conscriptus. Omnia per R. P. Frat. ILDEPHONSUM LOPEZ DE RUBIÑOS, Regii, ac Militariis Ordinis Beatae Virginis Mariae de Mercede, Redemptionis Captivorum, recognita, illustrata, ac locupletata. Demum mendis expurgata et in meliorem statum restituta à D. Enrico de la Crux Herrera.

      Imp. José de Urrutia. Madrid, 1790 - . 31,5 cm. 2 vol.: 2 h., 851 pág. y 672 pág., a dos columnas. Encuadernados en plena piel, nervios, tejuelo, cortes pintados. Marcas de anterior poseedor. Pequeñas manchas antiguas de tinta. * Edición aumentada por Ildefonso Lopez de Rubiños. Palau 189222. Diccionarios SIN ASIGNAR Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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        The Art of Angling; or Complete Fly-Fisher:

      - The Art of Angling; or Complete Fly-Fisher: Describing the Different Kinds of Fish, Their Haunts, Places of Feeding, & c. & c. Also, Observations on the Breeding of Carp; and the Regulating of Pools or Ponds. To Which are Added, the Various Kinds of Baits, and Diversity of Flies which Nature Produces; together with ample Directions for Making Artificial Flies. A New Edition. Birmingham; Printed by Swinney & Hawkins; sold by G.G. & J. Robinson , and T. Hurst, Paternoster-Row, London;.No date, c 1790, possibly Heckscher #255. 12mo, xii, 108pp, (2). Engraved frontis. Early half brown & gilt morocco, marbled boards, a.e.m., very slt. rubbed o/w vgc. Westwood & Satchell, pp.39-40: "[The author] was considered the most finished fly- fisher of his day.". Binding is Hardcover. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage de M. Le Vaillant dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique, par le Cap de Bonne-Espérance, Dans les années 1780, 81, 82, 83, 84 et 85.

      Paris, Leroy, 1790. - 2 vol. in-8°. Tome I : XXIV-384 pp. 6 planches h.t dont frontispice; tome II: (2) ff.-399 pp., 6 planches h.t. Demi-basane havane, dos lisse orné de roulettes dorées, pièces de titre rouges, pièces de tomaison noires (rel. ép.). (plats frottés). Feuillet de faux titre du tome 1 manquant, mais bon exemplaire. PREMIERE EDITION de cet ouvrage en format in-8 (il existe en effet une édition originale en format in-4, parue la même année). Récit du premier voyage en Afrique de François Levaillant (1753-1824), effectué en 1780-mars 1783. Ce naturaliste séjournera une deuxième fois dans cette contrée en 1783-1785 (la relation de ce second séjour sera publiée en 1795). Ornithologue de formation, il collectera au cours de ses voyages de nombreux spécimens d'oiseaux. A son retour, il rédigera des livres ornithologiques, dont une "Histoire naturelle des oiseaux d'Afrique" en 6 volumes. Contient notamment des détails anthropologiques, un vocabulaire d'histoire naturelle en français-hollandais-hottentot (t. II, pp.151-153), ainsi qu'une description des girafes (fin du t. II). Exemplaire bien complet de ses 12 planches, surtout de la gravure de la Hottentote dite " au tablier ", dont la configuration anatomique était considérée comme " un rafinement de coquetterie " (t. II, pl. VII) (Chadenat la mentionne comme faisant souvent défaut): " elle laissa détacher son petit tablier, & me permit de contempler tranquillement ce que le lecteur verra lui-même dans la Copie fidèle que j'en ai-tirée " (t. II, p.346-planche VII). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Historia de la vida de Marco Tulio Cicerón, escrita en inglés por . Traducida por Joseph Nicolas de Azara

      Imp. Real, Madrid 1790 - 4º, 4 vols. (vol. 1: 3 retratos, (4) hoj., 262 p. ilustraciones, láminas; vol. 2; 5 retratos, (3) hoj., 380 p. ilustr., láms.; vol. 3: 3 retratos, (7) hoj., 389 p. ilustr., láms.; vol. 4: 3 retratos, (5) hoj., 347 p. ilustr.). Punto de óxido en alguna página. Pasta española época, tejuelo, lomo cuajado, hilos dorados en planos y cejas. Marca roja al dorso de las cuatro anteportadas. Espléndida biografía del gran escritor y orador latino, editada en gran papel, y enriquecida con 21 magníficas láminas grabadas al acero con bustos de personajes griegos y romanos esculpidos por Carmona, cabeceras y finales bellamente grabados, reproduciendo la mayoría de las veces monedas antiguas. Al principio de cada volumen, el traductor comenta las láminas, cabeceras y finales que lo adornan (Palau, 168388). Biografías. Literatura latina. Biographies. Latin literature.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        Defence of usury : shewing the impolicy of the present legal restraints on the terms of pecuniary bargains. In a series of letters to a friend.: .To which is added, a letter to Adam Smith, Esq; LL.D. on the discouragements opposed by the above restraints to the progress of inventive industry

      London : printed for T. Payne, and Son 1790 - Physical desc.: [6],206p. ; 8°. Referenced by: Goldsmiths', 14213. ESTC T101729. Subject: Usury laws. Interest - Law and legislation - Early works to 1800. Other names: Smith, Adam, 1723-1790. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in blind. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 206 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Tour up the Straits, from Gibraltar to Constantinople. With the Leading Events in the Present War Between the Austrians, Russians, and the Turks, to the Commencement of the Year 1789

      Published By Author, London 1790 - 372 pp. Red leather cover has gilt rules and border design front and back. Heavily embellished spine reads "Sutherland" in title block. Spine sunned. Leather worn at all extremities, with chips at lower right and upper left corners, beginnings of a split at upper back joint, and erosion at upper edge of spine. Six pencil-point-size black marks on back cover. All edges gilt, ilt inside dentelles. Multicolored marbled eps. Previous ownership in pencil on verso firt free endpaper, along with another tiny note. Two ink signatures on title page next to a rubbed spot above title. Only a few occasions of very light foxing. Captain Sutherland was given leave from the garrison of Gibralter to take a voyage "to the Levant." This is a collection of 29 of his letters to friends, which he had printed for a subscription list of slightly under 1000 names, included at the front of the book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery, ABAA/ILAB]
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        MANUSCRIT ENLUMINE INDO-PERSAN DEDIE A LA CHASSE

      1790 - Manuscrit Persan Xviiième Chef d'Oeuvre d¿un Manuscrit Persan ~ Chasse. - (Manuscrit Indo-Persan).- Sans lieu, ni date (fin XVIIIème, début XIXème).- In-4 (260 X 185 mm.), 60 pages avec une belle écriture à l'’encre noire, cuir souple brun . ornés de 10 magnifiques peintures à pleine page montrant des scènes de chasse montrant les exploits cynégétique d¿un aristocrate d e l¿époque avec les costumes , turbans, les pantalons bouffants, les tuniques confectionnées dans de riches tissus aux couleurs multiples, et même les x harnachements des chevaux Superb illuminated manuscript executed at the end of the 18th centuryin the indi person world illustrated with 10 hunting scenes. The background of the paintings, entirely enhanced with gold, give an extremly precious aspect to this manuscript. Bound in limp brown leather. ! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Etrennes du Parnasse. Avec mélange de littérature françoise et étrangère.

      Chez Belin 1790 - - Chez Belin, A Paris 1790, In 18 (8x14cm), 216pp., relié. - Edition originale sur papier bleuté. Plein Maroquin rouge d'époque glacé. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Roulette intérieure. Tranches dorées. Bel exemplaire. Calendrier de l'année, de nombreuse pièces et poésies anonymes, certaines signées de l'éditeur Baude de la Croix, des extraits de Saadi, des fables, etc. 216pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales with Sixty-five Plates of Non descript Animals, Birds, Lizards, Serpents, curious Cones of Trees and other Natural Productions. [Rare Coloured Superior Copy]]

      J. Debrett, LONDON 1790 - FINE HAND-COLOURED COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. 'Dr. White produced an extremely interesting account of the voyage of the First Fleet and of early life in New South Wales', comments Hill, 'containing many circumstances omitted by Governor Arthur Phillip . and other contemporary authors'. White's position as chief surgeon led him to take a strong interest in the natural history of the new colony. This is the subject of a long appendix, and as the title proudly states the book's sixty-five plates are devoted to 'non descript animals, birds, lizards, serpents, curious cones of trees and other natural productions'. Some engravings are thought to be after drawings made by Thomas Watling, a convict; though none are signed by him. Others, including the much admired birds drawn by Sarah Stone, were based on specimens sent to England. Abbey Travel 605: 'engraving and colouring of a very high standard'; Anker 527; Ferguson 97; Hill 1858; Quarto (31cm × 25cm). Engraved vignette Title, [4] [7p list Subscribers] [1] [3p list of Plates] [1] 299pp, [1] [35p Appendix] [1] [light spotting] Engraved title with vignette of Port Jackson and 65 Hand-coloured plates. Contemporary tree calf, flat spine with six compartments ruled in gilt, [light wear] Original Black leather gilt titled label, light blue speckled foredges. RARE COPY IN CONTEMPORARY BINDING. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB. est.1867]
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        BIBLIA SACRA Vulgatae editionis, Sixti V & Clementis VIII PP.MM. auctoritate recognita cum annotationibus et indice geographico I.B. Du-Hamel, notosque chronologicis, atque historicis exemplaris Vitreani.

      Typis Josephi de Urrutia, Matriti 1790 - 2 vols. 36x26'5. Port. con divisa grab, 5h, LXXVI, 671p (pp.317-318 y 417-418 mal colocadas) = port (hum. esquina sup.) 771p. Alg. hojas levemente tostadas, leves rastros de hum. en alg. págs. Plena piel rozada. - Palau 29056. Jean-Baptiste Du Hamel (1624-1706), filósofo, teólogo y primer secretario de la Academie Royale des Sciences. En sus opiniones, muestra gran imparcialidad y buen juicio. La primera edición fue publicada en París en 1705. 1790

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        La Nouvelle Maison Rustique, ou economie rurale, pratique et générale de tous biens de campagne . onzieme edition, revue, corrigée & considérablement augmentée

      chez Fabre, Paris 1790 - Mottled calf by Brentano's of New York, gilt borders to covers, expertly rebacked to style, spines in six compartments, morocco lettering-pieces in the second and third compartments, the others with decorative overall repeat pattern in gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges Provenance: William Russell Grace (1832-1904, armorial bookplate) A good copy of an enlarged edition of this classic on country living. Louis Liger, sieur d'Auxerre, was the author of a number of works on what can be generally be termed the rural economy. The present work, first published in 1700 under the title Oeconomie générale de la campagne, ou Nouvelle maison rustique , remained in print throughout the 18th century. The subjects covered range from the initial purchase and setting up of a country estate, to advice on all aspects of country living: the keeping of chickens, geese, ducks, swans and (strangely) pelicans, pheasants, peacocks; horses; beef and dairy cows, sheep and goats, pigs, bee-keeping. The second part is devoted to advice on arable farming, what to grow and how; the management of forest and marshland; notes on the use of ornamental trees and finishes with hints on trading in the produce of the estate. The second volume is presented in two main parts: the first deals with all aspects of the garden (ornamental, kitchen, herb and fruit), the grape vine and other fruits used to produce drinks. The final part covers hunting and other country sports, and finishes with advice and recipes for the kitchen. Simon Bibliotheca Gastronomique 958; Vicaire 521. (10 x 7 ¾ inches). Half-titles. Engraved frontispiece, 41 engraved plates (5 folding), 15 woodcut illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VOYAGES DANS LE PAYS DES HOTTENTOTS, à la Caffrerie, à la Baye Botanique, et dans la Nouvelle Hollande. [Relié à la suite]. VOYAGE A LA BAIE BOTANIQUE ; avec une description du nouveau Pays de Galles méridional, de ses habitants, de ses productions, etc. et quelques détails relatifs à M. de La Pérouse, pendant son séjour à la Baie Botanique. A laquelle on a ajouté le récit historique de la Nouvelle Hollande, et des différens voyages qui y ont été faits par les Européens.

      1790 - A Paris, Chez Letellier, 1789-1790. Deux ouvrages reliés en un volume in-8 (131 X 200) basane fauve, double filet doré en place des nerfs, pièce de titre maroquin ocre, tranches mouchetées en rouge (reliure de l'époque) ; (1) f. blanc, titre, (1) f. d'avis préliminaire, 213 pages ; (1) f. blanc, VIII pages (dont faux-titre et titre), 266 pages, (1) f. blanc. Cernes de mouillures claires à certains feuillets, plus marqués aux premiers feuillets du volume. Manque de papier à l'angle inférieur des feuillets 153/154 et 169/170 de l'ouvrage de Tench, avec perte d'une lettre ("e" final de "espac[e]") au second feuillet. Quelques rares rousseurs. Minimes restaurations à la reliure. EDITION ORIGINALE de la traduction française, RARE. Le premier ouvrage est la traduction anglaise par Jean-Henri Castéra de la "Relation de quatre voyages dans le pays des Hottentots et dans la Caffrerie, pendant les années 1777, 1778 et 1779" du botaniste et colonel britannique William PATERSON (1755-1810). Elle contient d'intéressantes descriptions de la flore et de la faune, ainsi que les us et coutumes des Boers, Hottentots et Bushmen qui habitent les zones côtières de l'AFRIQUE DU SUD. « Ces Voyages, écrits par de vrais et courageux voyageurs, nous apprennent des faits ignorés, et nous décrivent des pays où personne n'avait encore pénétré. » (Avis préliminaire). Les pages 200 à 213 sont occupées par un intéressant Appendice sur les poisons animaux et végétaux des régions du continent noir que visita l'auteur : serpents principalement, mais également scorpions et plantes meurtrières. Paterson nous conte à cette occasion, au sujet des méfaits des serpents dans l'Hindoustan, quelques anecdotes dignes du "Kim" de Kipling. Le second ouvrage comprend, en plus de la relation du voyage de Watkin TENCH (1758-1833) à Botany Bay, un aperçu de la découverte de l'Australie et un extrait du voyage de La Pérouse dans cette région. C'est un des PREMIERS RECITS imprimés sur la COLONISATION DE L'AUSTRALIE. Watkin TENCH embarqua en 1787 à bord du navire la "Charlotte" qui transportait des prisonniers pour Botany Bay. Arrivé à destination le 20 janvier 1788, il passa une grande partie de son temps libre à explorer la région. Son récit fut publié pour la première fois en anglais en 1789. (CHADENAT, 4408, pour l'ouvrage de Tench - GAY, 3111, pour l'ouvrage de Paterson - PLESCH, 357-358, pour l'édition anglaise de 1789 de l'ouvrage de Paterson). PLAISANT EXEMPLAIRE, en pleine reliure d'époque. PLEASANT COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE LIFE AND STRANGE AND SURPRIZING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER . WITH AN ACCOUNT HOW HE WAS AT LAST AS STRANGELY DELIVERED BY PYRATES. WRITTEN BY HIMSELF ( TWO VOLUME SET)

      Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly, London 1790 - First Stockdale edition, in two volumes, illustrated with engravings by Medland after Stothard. 8vo. 2 vols. Vol 1: (frontis), xii, 366, portrait, (3), pp372-456. Frontis, vignette title-page, 7 engraved plates (2 of which 2 have been trimmed at lower margins). Vol 2: Frontis, vignette t-p, 6 engraved plates (including a portrait of Defoe.) After the Crusoe novel ends (at p366) there follows George Chalmers' "Life of Daniel De Foe", "written for amusement, during a period of convalescence in 1785; and published annonymously by Stockdale, before 'History of the Union', in 1786." This is followed (p441 onwards) by a "List of Writings", an attempt to present a full bibliography of works "which are considered as undoubtedly De Foe's." Uniform full calf binding with 6 panels to the spine divided by 5 raised bands, dates at foot, title and volume number on burgundy and olive morocco labels. Occ spotting, mainly to prelims and margins. Small ownership label laid in at foot of inside back cover of each vol. A really handsome, high-class set of this keynote book in the English language, mostly based on the plight of Scottish sailor Alexander Selkirk, from Largo, Fife, who was marooned on an island off the coast of Chile for more than 4 years in 1705. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Kst.- Karte, in 6 Blatt v. Benedicti n. Thomas Lopez b. Schraembl, "Neueste Generalkarte von Portugal und Spanien ..".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, dat. 1790, je 66 x 47 (H) ( zusammensetzbar auf 132 x 140 cm.!). Große, zusammensetzbare Karte. Unten links eine dek. Titelkartusche. Am rechten Rand Meilenanzeiger und Erklärungen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Neueste Generalkarte von Tyrol. Nach den vortreflichen Karten Peter Anichs und Blasius Huebers und andern zuverlaessigen Hilfquellen. Verfast von Herrn A. von Wenzely Hofbuchhalterei Raitoffizier im Bandepartement. Herausgegeben von Herrn F. A. Schraembl.

      nach Anich u. Hueber entw. von Wenzely für F. A. Schraembl: 1790 .. grenzkolor. Kupferstich, 67,5 x 72 cm (Blattgröße je: ca. 99 x 64 cm). - Mit Schriftkart., von 2 Platten gedruckt, nicht zusammengesetzt. - Nur in den sehr breiten weißen Rändern etwas angestaubt u. außen mit wenigen kl. Randläsuren u. links tlw. etwas wasserfleckig, insgesamt jedoch sehr schön.

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        Lychee

      1790. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF CHINESE EXPORT BOTANICAL WATERCOLORS Gouache on paper Paper size: 17 1/4" x 13 3/4" Framed size: 27 1/4" x 23 3/8" 1790-1810 Provenance: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Verner Reed, Greenwich, CT; and thence by descent to Mr. Samuel P. Reed, New York, NY. This is an outstanding example of a Chinese export watercolor, illustrating lush and exotic fruits found throughout the Asian continent. One of the leading experts on the arts of the China Trade, Carl L. Crossman, has confirmed their authenticity and describes them as "wonderful examples" of early Chinese watercolors made for export. The identification of each fruit has been confirmed by Dorrie Rosen and Marie Long of the New York Botanical Garden. The market for Chinese export watercolors grew out of the trade in porcelain to the West. In Britain, botanical interest in the exotic botany of the world was spurred on by Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), the president of the Royal Society. However, the botanical treasures of China must have been known in England well before 1750, since Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) owned a fine album of such drawings, now in the British Museum. There was a long tradition of botanical writing and illustration in China, dating back to the Song dynasty (960-1279), and the desire of Western scholars to obtain accurate depictions of unfamiliar Asian flora and fauna was easily satisfied by Chinese natural history watercolorists. The tradition of botanical painting was so prevalent throughout China that western traders were not solely reliant upon the workshops at Canton, the main trading city-port, and also obtained watercolors from other parts of the Chinese community in southeast Asia This particularly fine example dates from the late eighteenth century and displays an acute sense of scentific accuracy balanced by a strong aesthetic sensibility. It is probable that it was originally commissioned by a Western scholar or amateur gentleman-botanist curious as the appearance of the exotic fruits of Asia. As is typical of Chinese export watercolors of this period, this work shows the fruit with its complete vegetation and also contains a cross-section illustration depicting the interior flesh of the fruit. This minutely detailed, exquisitely colored, and fully animated rendering seems ready to burst out of its compositional boundaries. Indeed, from the incredibly life-like rendering of a pineapple's prickly scales to the emotionally charged depictions of seeds liberating themselves from their shells, it is clear that the watercolorist possessed an incredibly heightened scientific and decorative sense.. Book.

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        Gesamtans., "Rhein-Gegend bei Koblenz und der Vestung Ehrenbreitstein ..".

      . Kupferstich v. Cöntgen n. Beckenkam, um 1790, 18,5 x 33,1. Seltener Einblattdruck.

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        Four Botanical Studies.

      Paris ca 1790 - Four original watercolours on vellum, pen, ink and body colour, signed, titles in gold. Framed and glazed. Dimensions: Image 15 by 9 cm (5.75 by 3.50 inches); sheet, 23.5 by 17.5 cm (9.25 by 7 inches). Fine group of original watercolours signed by Turpin, one of the greatest botanical painters of his day. This celebrated French artist (1775-1840) studied drawing at the art school in his home town of Vire. He became a popular artist and illustrator, influenced by Redouté and Spaendonck, and his work is to be found in works of Chaumeton, Humbolt, Bonpland and Knuth to name a few. Three of the four present studies are titled "Aconitum napellus", "Datura stramonium" and "Ranunculus acris". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Inträdes-tal, innehållande anmärkningar om Vestindien; hållet för kongl. Vetenskaps academien, den 18 martii 1789.

      1790 - Stockholm, J. G. Lange, 1790. 8:o. (2),27 pp. With an engraved title vignette. Disbound. "Installation speech, containing notes on the West Indies; held in the Royal Swedish academy of science". Swartz had made botanical excursions to Jamaica, Cuba and Haiti, and other places. He published a "Flora Indiae occidentalis" in 1804. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mandarin Orange

      1790. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF CHINESE EXPORT BOTANICAL WATERCOLORS Gouache on paper Paper size: 17 1/2" x 14" Framed size: 27 1/4" x 23 3/8" 1790-1810 Provenance: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Verner Reed, Greenwich, CT; and thence by descent to Mr. Samuel P. Reed, New York, NY. This is an outstanding example of a Chinese export watercolor, illustrating lush and exotic fruits found throughout the Asian continent. One of the leading experts on the arts of the China Trade, Carl L. Crossman, has confirmed their authenticity and describes them as "wonderful examples" of early Chinese watercolors made for export. The identification of each fruit has been confirmed by Dorrie Rosen and Marie Long of the New York Botanical Garden. The market for Chinese export watercolors grew out of the trade in porcelain to the West. In Britain, botanical interest in the exotic botany of the world was spurred on by Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), the president of the Royal Society. However, the botanical treasures of China must have been known in England well before 1750, since Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) owned a fine album of such drawings, now in the British Museum. There was a long tradition of botanical writing and illustration in China, dating back to the Song dynasty (960-1279), and the desire of Western scholars to obtain accurate depictions of unfamiliar Asian flora and fauna was easily satisfied by Chinese natural history watercolorists. The tradition of botanical painting was so prevalent throughout China that western traders were not solely reliant upon the workshops at Canton, the main trading city-port, and also obtained watercolors from other parts of the Chinese community in southeast Asia This particularly fine example dates from the late eighteenth century and displays an acute sense of scentific accuracy balanced by a strong aesthetic sensibility. It is probable that it was originally commissioned by a Western scholar or amateur gentleman-botanist curious as the appearance of the exotic fruits of Asia. As is typical of Chinese export watercolors of this period, this work shows the fruit with its complete vegetation and also contains a cross-section illustration depicting the interior flesh of the fruit. This minutely detailed, exquisitely colored, and fully animated rendering seems ready to burst out of its compositional boundaries. Indeed, from the incredibly life-like rendering of a pineapple's prickly scales to the emotionally charged depictions of seeds liberating themselves from their shells, it is clear that the watercolorist possessed an incredibly heightened scientific and decorative sense.. Book.

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        Géographie des Grecs analysée ; ou les systêmes d'Eratosthenes, de Strabon et de Ptolémée comparés entre eux et avec nos connoissances modernes

      Paris: Didot l'aîné, 1790. Quarto, with ten folding engraved maps; a very good copy in later half red grained morocco. Ancient Greek geographers. An analysis of the geographical knowledge of the ancient Greeks undertaken by Gossellin for a contest set by the French Academie Royale des Inscriptions. The ten folding maps are particularly interesting for comparing and contrasting the geographical ideas of the major ancient geographers including especially Erastothenes, Strabo and Ptolemy. They figure the Mediterranean and the classical world but extend as far east as the Indian sub-continent and the Indian Ocean, with the final map showing the East Indies as far south as the Nicobar Islands. On the basis of this work Gossellin was admitted into the Academie Royale des Inscriptions in 1791; in 1795 it was renamed and subsumed along with the other learned societies, including the main French Academy itself, into the Institut de France. Over subsequent decades the academies would reconstitute themselves but remained under the umbrella of the Institut de France. Gossellin was thus at an early age a member of the most august body in his subject, and in the full French Institute itself. His first work was followed by a wider-ranging four-volume study (see below); the two together constitute his major contribution to the subject.

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        Die Ritter des Tempels zu Jerusalem oder Pragmatische Geschichte und Vertheidigung des Tempelherrn Ordens aus den bewährten Quellen gesammelt (nach dem französischen Original abgekürzt und mit Anmerkungen begleitet) - 2 Bände KOMPLETT.

      Weygandsche Buchhandlung; 1790.. 362/ 276 Seiten; Gebundene Ausgabe. Bei dem hier angebotenen Werk handelt es sich um ein Exemplar aus einer teilaufgelösten Bibliothek mit den entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen, wie Bibliotheksstempel usw. Der Erhaltungszustand ist ansonsten dem Alter entsprechend gut; Buchschnitt und Seitenränder weisen alters-/papierbedingt gebräunte Stellen auf; Papier leicht stockfleckig; Orig.Ganzleder; Buchrücken mit goldverzierten, floralen Ornamenten; SELTENES und insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar; ALTSCHRIFT; KOMPLETTPREIS für 2 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten;

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        Allgemeine Sammlung Historischer Memoires vom 12. Jahrhundert bis auf die neuesten Zeiten, durch mehrere Verfasser übersetzt, mit nöthigen Anmerkungen versehen und jedesmal mit einer universalhistorischen Uebersicht begleitet. Hrsg. von Friedrich Schiller, (später:) K. L. Woltmann und H. E. Paulus. Abteilung 1, Bände 1-4 und Abteilung 2, Bände 1-29 (alles Erschienene) in 33 Bänden. Mit 33 gestoch. Porträts nach Lips u. a. und 3 gefalt. Stammtafeln. Zus. ca. 14.000 S. Gr.-8°. Schöne, hellbraune Halbkalblederbde d. Z. (gering fleckig) mit 2 Rückenschildern und Filetenvergoldung. Alte handschriftl. Signaturschildchen.

      Jena, Johann Michael Mauke, 1790-1806.. . Erste Ausgabe, so komplett und mit allen Porträts selten. Vollständige Folge der umfangreichen Materialsammlung, die eine der wesentlichen Quellen für die Trivialliteratur des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts wurde. Die Titelkupfer für die ersten beiden Bände sind nach Anregungen Goethes gestochen worden (vgl. Schillers Brief an Körner vom 26. 3. 1790). Enthalten sind die Memoiren und zeitgenössischen Aufzeichnungen der Liselotte von der Pfalz, des Herzogs von St. Simon, des Marquis de Torcy, des Herzogs von Sully u. v. a. Die Porträts zeigen Sultan Saladin, Papst Sixtus V., Kaiser Karl VI., Königin Elisabeth I., Ludwig XIII. und Ludwig XIV., Madame de Maintenon, Maria und Katharina de Medici, Colbert, Mazarin, Richelieu u. a. Trotz der Verehrung, die die deutschen Memoirenschreiber ihrem Vorbild Frankreich zollten, haben sie sich erst am Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts das Gebiet der Denkwürdigkeiten erobert. Im Vorwort zu dieser 'Allgemeinen Sammlung ...' hat Schiller deren Wert als Geschichtsquelle darzustellen versucht. - Am Schluss jeden Bandes ein Blatt mit zeitgenössischem handschriftl. Inhaltsverzeichnis. Hübscher alter Bibliotheksstempel. Dekoratives Exemplar. - Goed. V 186, 25 (1. Abt., 1-3; Schiller). Marcuse 104-105, 117, 129. Diesch 408. Kirchner 1244. Kippenberg I 193.

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        The fortunate escape of Capt. Cook from the furious natives

      London: circa, 1790. Engraving, handcoloured, page size approx 160 x 240 mm; tear across the bottom of the plate has been expertly repaired. View from Cook's Second Voyage to the Pacific 1772-1775, showing Cook leaving Erramanga, one of the New Hebrides in 1774 by row boat with hostile natives ashore. Published in Bankes's New System of Geography (1787-1790).

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        The History of England, from The Invasion of Julius Caesar to The Revolution in 1688 to The End of The American War and Peace of Versailles in 1783

      London & Edinburgh, 1790-91. 16 volumes complete, engraved frontis in volumes 1 and 9, numerous engraved portrait plates throughout. Bound in fine contemporary full speckled calf, gilt decorated spines, gilt lettered red and green spine labels, front hinge on volume 5 just starting, overall a VERY GOOD set seldom encountered in such nice shape in a contemporary binding.

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        Vogel nach dem Natur

      N.p. circa 1790 4to (10 ½" x 7 ½"; 267 x 190 mm.) 119 fine original watercolor drawings by Hohnbaum. Pictorial watercolor title-page; scattered soiling. Half calf gilt; quite worn. Covers detached. Front endsheet detached. Small bookplate of H. Bradley Martin on pastedown. A charming collection of late eighteenth-century vividly colored amateur watercolors of European birds, many of them captioned. Of special interest is the watercolor title page which depicts two young boys caging a bird and a small, evidently Bavarian village rising in the background. Uncommon and unique.. Book.

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        Scene of the French Revolution-Journee du 16 Octobre 1793 (Execution of Marie Antoinette, October 16, 1793)

      Paris: Decrouan, 1790. Framed size: 22" x 26" Charles Monnet was a successful historical painter, and one of the most prolific and highly regarded illustrators of late 18th-century France. A prize-winning student at the Royal Academy, he regularly exhibited his paintings at Salon exhibitions. He is particularly known for his illustrations of the French Revolution, of which these engravings are outstanding examples. He later created a set of illustrations of the history of France under the empire of Napoleon.. Book.

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        Metodo facile per descriere gli orologi solari. Venedig, G. Storti 1790. Kl. 8°. 8 S., 2 Bll., (S.9-)47 S., 8 Bll., mit 6 (mehrf. gef.) Kupfertafeln, Hldr. d. Zt.

      . . Nicht in Riccardi u. Sotheran.- Erste Ausgabe.- Sehr selten mit den beiden Ergänzungsblättern.- Very Scarce. Only four copies listed in RLIN and OCLC: at Harvard, the University of Wisconsin, Adler Planetarium in Illinois, and the Smithsonian Institution.- Titel u. Tafeln verso gestempelt, etw. gebräunt od. fleckig, Ebd. berieben u. bestoßen.

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        The miscellaneous works of Colonel Humphreys

      New-York: "printed by Hodge, Allen, and Campbell; and sold at their respective book-stores". 1790. "First edition, 8vo, pp. 348; contemporary full tree calf, double gilt rules on covers, elaborate smooth gilt-decorated spine laid out in 5 compartments, red morocco label in 1, wall-paper endpapers; early owner's name cut from title page, joints strengthened, but still a nice, handsome copy in a 18th century decorated American binding. The binding is possibly attributable to the New York binder Charles Cleland, based on the spine tools. (See Early American Bookbindings from the Collection of Michael Papntonio, no. 22). & & Includes an Address to the Armies of the United States of America; A poem on the Happiness of America; The Widow of Malabar, or, The Tyranny of Custom, a Tragedy; An essay of the Life of the Honorable Major-General Israel Putnam; and, An Oration on the Political Situation of the United States of America in the Year 1789.& & Evans 22578; Sabin 33808."

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England [Four Volumes]

      Isaiah Thomas. Hardcover. Worcester, 1790. First Worcester edition and second American (first complete American) edition. 8vo, full contemporary calf, 485 + 520 + 455 + 443 pp. With an engraved portrait in Volume I and the engraved Table of Consanguinity and the Table of Descents (folding plate) in Volume II. A very scarce early American edition, with no copies in worldcat (only the eBook version is listed). This edition was preceded only by the first English edition and the first American edition of 1771-1772, which was not complete. A good set with very good contents in unrestored original bindings. Front board detached from first volume, some chipping to spines and soiling to boards. We have chosen to leave these in their unrestored state (and they are quite usable now, protected in heavy mylar). They could easily be restored or rebound. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. Harvard Law Catalogue I, 188. Sweet & Maxwell, 29. Evans 22265. . Good. 1790. Second Edition.

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