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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]

      [Bookseller: Worlds End Bookshop (ABA, PBFA, ILAB)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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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        Kst.- Karte, von Jean ( d.i. Johann ) Walch b. Martin Will, "Charte de L' Afrique publiee par Jean Walch se vend au negoce de Martin Will a Augsbourg ".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, um 1790, 46 x 54,5. Norwich, Maps of Africa, Nr. 108. - Unten links die Titelkartusche. - Seltene Afrikakarte des Schwiegersohns von Martin Will, der später dessen Kartenverlag übernahm und ausbaute.

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        A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty;

      London: George Nicol,, 1790. 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. Quarto (288 × 231 mm). Contemporary full sprinkled calf, rebacked with original spine laid down, raised bands to spine, red morocco label, floral decorations to compartments gilt, double frames to boards gilt, floral rolls along edges of boards in blind. With the engraved folding plan "A Copy of the Draught from which the Bounty's Launch was built" by Mackenzie, and 3 engraved folding charts by J. Walker after W. Harrison. Boards a bit scuffed and soiled, title page and folding plan lightly stained, occasional spotting to margins of text block. Otherwise an excellent copy. First edition of Bligh's (1754-1817) personal account of "one of the most remarkable incidents in the whole of maritime history" (Hill) published two years before his full official version of the voyage and the mutiny in an effort to influence opinion in his favour, absolving him "from any blame that might be levelled against him because of the incident". HMS Bounty left Spithead on 23 December 1787 with Bligh as captain, accompanied by a 44 men strong crew, two botanists, David Nelson and William Brown, and a diarist, James Morrison. The aim was to sail for the Pacific, collect saplings of the breadfruit tree and other plants, and transport these to the West Indies. The intention was to introduce the Pacific plants into the local fauna, allowing them to "become cheap staples for the slaves" (ODNB), and by extension making low-cost, large-scale cotton cultivation in the area possible. Bligh reached Tahiti on 26 October 1788; after more than five months, the Bounty sailed for the West Indies laden with "more than 1,000 young breadfruit plants". On 28 April, after a few weeks at sea, Fletcher Christian, the master's mate, led parts of the crew in mutiny and commandeered the Bounty, setting Bligh and 18 loyal crewmen adrift in a 23-foot long launch. Despite being given little in terms of navigational tools, Bligh reached Coupang on 14 June 1789, after a 3,500 mile long voyage. During 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 — an extraordinary feat of seamanship' (Wantrup). Despite the film-fuelled condescension of posterity, it should be remembered that Bligh's skill as a navigator, perhaps second only to Cook of his time, and his courage as a seaman, ensured his continued employment by the Admiralty, led to his election to the Royal Society, and to his appointment as governor of New South Wales.

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        Blick vom Klausberg, "Vue de Belvedere et de ses Environs. Dediee a Son Altesse Royale Madame la Princesse Abbesse de Herforden etc. etc.".

      . altkol. Umrißkupferstich v. J.S. Knüpfer b. Morino & Company, um 1790, 24,7 x 38,5. Drescher/Kroll, Nr. 491. - Oben rechts mit Nummer "XI" bezeichnet. - Blick nach Bornstedt mit den Gutsgebäuden und der alten, 1805 durch einen Neubau ersetzten Dorfkirche. Darüber der Ruinenberg. Rechts im Vordergrund die Außentreppe des Ungerschen Belveders.

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        Kst.- Karte, in 4 Blatt n. Ferraris, Crome, Bouge & b. Schraembl, "Neueste Generalkarte von den saemtlichen Oesterreichischen Niederlanden, nebst dem Ausfluss der Schelde und den anliegenden hollaendischen Provinzen ..".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, dat. 1790, jer 50 x 63 ( zusammensetzbar auf 100 x 126 cm.). Unten links die Titelkartusche. - Zeigt Belgien, aber auch die südl. Niederlande, den Niederrhein ( zwischen Köln und Wesel ), Luxemburg.

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        "Vue du rocher a pic de Diersbach prise du cote de l'Orient au milieu due la profonde Vallee dans les environs de Salfelden". Blick ins Dießbachtal auf den Bauernhof Diesbach mit dem gleichnamigen Bergstrom bei Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer.

      . Altkol. Kupferstich von Ch.F.C. Wirsing nach F. de Naumann, um 1790, 25 x 41,5 cm.. Nebehay-Wagner 442, 31. - Eine der klassischen Naumann-Ansicht, gestochen von Ch. F. C. Wirsing. Nebehay-Wagner zählt dieses Blatt zu den "durchwegs kolorierten und nicht numerierten Kupferstichansichten aus der 'Sammlung der schönsten Prospecte des Landes Salzburg'". - Zwei kleine Fehlstellen im Rand oben professionell ergänzt und kaum sichtbar, das rechte untere Eck etwas fleckig. - Selten.

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        Vue de Sans_Souci. Dediee a Son Altesse Royale Madame la Duchesse Douairiere de Bronsviv etc. etc..

      . altkol. Umrißkupferstich v. J.S. Knüpfer b. Morino & Company, um 1790, 24,5 x 37. Drescher/Kroll, Nr. 219 B und Farbabb. der Nummer 219 A. - Oben rechts mit Nummer "XII" bezeichnet.

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        Nineteenth-century Needlework Sampler with a reference to Botany Bay

      England: late nineteenth century. Cross-stitch needlework design on canvas, 480 x 610 mm., the canvas a little browned yet in overall very good condition. "To become a new people at Botany Bay" A charming and accomplished needlework sampler, and evidence of the hold that the notion of Botany Bay had on popular folklore and culture: the poem embroidered here is first recorded in a very rare broadside of circa 1790, described by Ferguson as a 'somewhat ribald poem' on the subject of transportation (see Ferguson 77). Made with a large cross-stitch, the bright colours and interesting geometric patterns of this sampler mark it out as an attractive and rather large example of the art, with no fewer than four running alphabets within the pattern. Of great interest is the verse which is included, surely a rare example of a popular song which expresses relief about transportation, unlike the more common laments. The verse reads in full: Let us drink a good health To our schemers above, Who at length have contrived From this land to remove Thieves robbers and villains They'll send 'em away To become a new people At Botany Bay. The Victorian period saw the continuing development of the art of needlework, and such decorative pieces became a staple of the handicrafts of the period. Commonly utilising religious verses or homilies, the present example is certainly unusual in its adoption of popular song.

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        Canon missae, ad usum episcoporum, ac praelatorum solemniter, vel private celebrantium.

      Typographia Balleoniana., Venezia, 1790 - Venezia, Typographia Balleoniana. 1790. 43x29,5 cm. 4 Bl., 140 S. Mit 15 ganzseitigen Kupfern, einer gestochenen Titelvignette und 12 Vignetten im Text. Roter Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Gold- und Blindpgrägung sowie Ganzgoldschnitt. Einband berieben. Vorderes fliegendes Vorsatzpapier mit Einriss. Schnitt und wenige Seitenränder etwas fleckig. Sprache: Lateinisch Roter Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Gold- und Blindpgrägung sowie Ganzgoldschnitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reflections on the Revolution in France

      The Price of RevolutionBURKE, Edmund. Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London Relative to That Event. In a Letter Intended to Have Been Sent to a Gentleman in Paris. London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1790.First edition (Todd's second edition, first impression) of Burkeís controversial attack on the French Revolution. Octavo. iv, 356 pp.Mid-nineteenth-century half brown calf over blue marbled boards. Gilt spine with raised bands and red morocco label. Edges sprinkled red. A little minor soiling. Ink annotation on p. 275. A very good, crisp copy.ìIn 1789 a common perception of the French Revolution was that a freedom and potential stability might ensue similar to that which had been achieved by war in the American Revolution. Burke was swift to point out the essential differences in the two movements: the American colonists had fought to preserve basic English liberties and institutions; the French revolutionaries wished not only to smash and eradicate the monarchy but to obliterate the most basic traditionsî (Christie's New York, May 17, 1996, lot 8). ìAs the Terror grew, Burke seemed almost to be a prophet. In the eternal debate between the ideal and the practical, the latter had never had a more powerful or moving advocate, nor one whose own ideals were higherî (Printing and the Mind of Man).Published on 1 November 1790, Burkeís Reflections achieved immediate success. This copy is the second (published ca. 2 November 1790) of a number of impressions printed within days of each other, with only slight variations. Todd calls this the second edition, first impression (ìThough in part identical with a, this may properly be called a new edition, since it is substantially of a new settingî).Grolier, 100 English, 63. Printing and the Mind of Man 239. Rothschild 522. Todd 53b.HBS 66466.$2,000

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

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

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        Sammlung electrischer [elektrischer] Spielwerke für junge Electriker [Elektriker]. Dritte [UND: Vierte] Lieferung.

      Nürnberg und Altdorf, George Peter Monath 1790-1791;. (EA); 2 Teile in 1 Band; ca 18x11 cm; 108 (4) Seiten mit 5 Kupfertafeln, 94 (1 leeres Blatt) mit 8 Kupfertafeln; einfacher Kartoneinband d. Zt. (Einband bestoßen und berieben mit einigen Bezugsfehlstellen, Seiten teils geringfügig braunfleckig; sonst gutes Exemplar); (EA);. Insgesamt erschienen 10 Lieferungen, wobei die neunte und zehnte sehr selten sind.

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        Diätetisch und öconomisches Kochbuch

      Franzen & Grosse 1790 Stendal. . Diätetisch öconomisches Kochbuch. - Stendal : Franzen & Grosse, 1790. - LXXX, 268 S. : 1 Kupfertaf. 8°. Pp. d. Zt. /Einbd. stark berieb., fast vollst. v. Rück. gelöst, S. stockfl., Widm. auf Vors., Bindung fest/ Seltenes Kochbuch des späten 18. Jahrhunderts.

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        The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay

      London: Stockdale, 1790. Octavo, portrait frontispiece, engraved title-page & eighteen plates (many folding), folding table; occasional touches of browning and offsetting, but a handsome copy in contemporary polished calf, neatly rebacked with original flat spine gilt laid down. Octavo edition of the account of Governor Phillip. An attractive copy of the rather scarce "third edition" of Phillip's account, the first in the smaller octavo format. In a disarming "advertisement" to this edition the publisher Stockdale commented that this was the ideal book for those "deterred by the expence of the Quarto", but which includes "as many plates… as could by any means be allowed at so inferior a price…". This edition does include both the frontispiece portrait of Phillip and the famous chart "Sketch of Sydney Cove, Port Jackson", based on the original map by William Dawes and John Hunter. Only a handful of natural history plates are included, but there is a goodly number of the scenes of Aboriginal life. Interestingly, the only newly engraved plate in this edition is the title-page, all of the others being the original plates with their 1789 dates. The text is unabridged but entirely reset for this smaller format. The third edition is a difficult work to find in good condition.

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