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        The Theory of Moral Sentiments

      London: for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell in the Strand; and W. Creech, and J. Bell & Co. at Edinburgh,, 1790. or, An Essay Towards an Analysis of the Principles by which Men Naturally Judge Concerning the Conduct and Character, first of their Neighbours, and afterwards of themselves. To Which is Added, A Dissertation on the Origin of Languages. The Sixth Edition. In two Volumes. 2 volumes, octavo (205× 123 mm). Contemporary tree calf, flat spines elaborately ruled and decorated gilt, red morocco labels. Spine ends chipped, corners lightly rubbed, a few surface abrasions to boards, one or two corners turned down. Ownership stamp "From Mount Tavy" to front free endpapers; a very attractive set. Sixth edition, a very good set of the final lifetime edition of Adam Smith's first book, the work that established his reputation as a philosopher both in London and on the Continent. "One of Adam Smith's major claims to fame, in some ways his greatest, is his development of a unified concept of an economic system with mutually interdependent parts. His development of this came well before the Wealth of Nations; it is in the Theory of Moral Sentiments of 1759 and the Lectures of 1762-3" (D. P. O'Brien, The Classical Economists, 1975, p. 29). The sixth edition of the Theory, which appeared a few months before Smith's death, evinced a number of broad developments in his later thought, as well as his last views on many specific points. Smith at least in part made extensive revisions so that he might bequeath a refreshment of copyright to his publisher, in which he was successful. See the editors' introduction to the Glasgow edition (Oxford, 1976), pp. 15–20; Ross, Life, pp. 381–5, 391–5, and Richard Sher's account of the early editions of Adam Smith's books in Britain and Ireland in Tribe (ed.), A critical Bibliography of Adam Smith.

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        Set of engraved calligraphic and emblematic display sheets of the seasons: De Lente - De Zomer - De Herfst - De Winter. With explanatory letterpress sheet.

      [Amsterdam:]: Cornelius Focking, 1788-1790. 4 oblong broadsheets (sheet size 345/47 x 478/82), trimmed to platemarks but with large internal margins. Etchings with engraving, all after Doesjan, three engraved by Barent de Bakker, the fourth (Winter) by Hendrik Leffert Meyling, each with the large calligraphic name of the season in a different style, within a "picture frame" ornamented with flowers, acanthus designs, scrolling ivy, leafy sprigs, etc., and with two etched scenes within roundels attached or hung with trompe l'oeil ribbons to the frame. Watermarks: large crowned fleur-de-lis on shield, one sheet with countermark J Kool (Jan Kool), cf. Heawood 1841 (but larger). A few short marginal tears or holes, marginal soiling, the sheets lightly pressed. With one folio sheet of letterpress explanatory text (a half-sheet of the same paper). *** Four elaborate and unusual calligraphic samples including minutely etched genre scenes, mainly of Amsterdam, her residents and canals, boulevards, and quays, designed by a calligrapher from Hoorn (sometimes called Arian Doussyan), and impeccably engraved and printed. The set is accompanied by a typographic explanatory sheet, with the text enclosed in a type-ornament border, titled: Verlklaaring van vier by elkander behoorende Kunststukken, zynde de Zomer, Winter, Herfst en Lente. Vertoonende de vier getyden des jaars (Explanation of the four works of art, which belong together, being Summer, Winter, Fall and Spring, showing the four seasons of the year). The odd order may reflect the date of production, the engraver's signature for Summer being dated 1788, while that of Fall is dated 1790 (the other engravings are undated). The explanations are apparently the artist's: precise locations are given, and it is repeatedly emphasized that the scenes were drawn from life. The only other set that I have located, at the Rijksmuseum, is without this letterpress sheet. While the four engravings are laid out uniformly, with the article "De" at top center (artfully incorporating within the letterform of the D the three astrological symbols of the respective season), flanked by the two etched roundels, and the Season's name below, each within a trompe l'oeil frame, they differ in calligraphic style, decoration and other individual elements: While the four engravings are laid out uniformly, with the article "De" at top center (artfully incorporating within the letterform of the D the three astrological symbols of the respective season), flanked by the two etched roundels, and the Season's name below, each within a trompe l'oeil frame, they differ in calligraphic style, decoration and other individual elements: The letters of Summer, in a roman face, are flower-bedecked or incorporate potted plants, while the initial Z has additional filigree surround. The roundel on the left shows well-dressed inhabitants, and a man pushing a wheelbarrow, on a tree-lined avenue with a church at the end, identified in the explanation as the Nieuwe-Stads-Herberg; the roundel on the right is a canal city scene with boat, fishermen, a windmill, a steeple etc.: this is the village of Sloterdijk (now part of Amsterdam), the church shown being the Petruskerk. The letters of summer, in a roman face, are flower-bedecked or incorporate potted plants, while the initial Z has additional filigree surround. The roundel on the left shows well-dressed inhabitants, and a man pushing a wheelbarrow, on a tree-lined avenue with a church at the end, identified in the explanation as the Nieuwe-Stads-Herberg; the roundel on the right is a canal city scene with boat, fishermen, a windmill, a steeple etc.: this is the village of Sloterdijk (now part of Amsterdam), the church shown being the Petruskerk. De Winter has gothic letters, the lower-case letters of "Winter" linked together by an ornamental interlace band, and the capitals D and W with extremely ornate flourishing and internal ornamentation, oddly interrupted, within the W, by four small birds perching on bars. The bottom of the frame is decorated with bare branches. In the left roundel is the frozen river Ij, with skaters, ice-bound ships, and a pair of ladies strolling with muffs, with the Tolhuis in the background; on the right, skaters, ice-tents, etc., on the river Amstel. The calligraphy of Fall is the most extravagantly ornate, with twisted acanthus leaves and complex parallel filigree, of which some lines are beaded, others are wavy, etc. A close look reveals a spider, a spider web, and a grotesque serpent's head (the latter echoed in the roundel borders), while the initial H sports grapevines. Both roundels show the commercial side of the city: merchants apparently testing the product of wine barrels on a quay in front of the Roman-Catholic Poor Comptoir (a charitable organization) on the Keizersgracht; and, on the right, more barrels on a quay and on a canal boat, in front of the portal of the Agnietenschool on the canal Oudezijds Voorburgwal. Spring's lettering is mostly sober, in roman capitals with beaded edges and delicate sprigs along the center of the main letter-stalks, but the article "De" shows some burgeoning buds and leaves, and the initial letter L has gently swirling extenders and incorporates a tree with a nesting bird in its top branches, while another bird flies in with a worm. Both roundels show peaceful village scenes with churches, one with a canal, the other with a pond and boaters, identified as Wilnis and Meidrecht in the explanation, and as Ouderkerk aan de Amstel and Sloten in the Rijksmuseum description. Abraham van Stolk, Atlas van Stolk: Katalogus Der Historie-, Spot- En Zinneprenten Betrekkelijk de Geschiedenis Van Nederland (1835-1931), vol. 5, no. 3797 (without the letterpress sheet); G. J. Dekker, Catalogue du Musée de Calligraphie délaissée par feu Monsieur G.J. Dekker ... Vente Publique, 2 juin 1882, lot 53 (this copy?, with the letterpress sheet). Cf. Thieme-Becker 9:376; 2:380-81; and 24:501.

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        Tour of the Isle of Wight. The Drawings Taken and Engraved by J. Hassell. Dedicated, by permission, to His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence. In Two Volumes.

      London, John Jarvis, for Thomas Hookham in New Bond-Street, 1790. . Near Fine. London, John Jarvis, for Thomas Hookham in New Bond-Street, 1790. Bound for a Knight of the Garter. The backs of both volumes are decorated with the Garter motto: Honi soit qui mal y pense enclosing a lion rampant and a coronet, above which is another coronet. These books were likely bound for William Henry, Prince of Brunswick-Luneburg (1765-1837), Duke of Clarence and St. Andrew, to whom John Hassell dedicated this two volume title. Collation, 8vo: [Vol. I: 2 blanks; protective leaf; engraved title-page with the Dukes arms; printed title-page is a1; a list of additional names follows after the alphabetized list of subscribers, inserted between c2 and c3; a1-c2; i; c3-c4; (B-I)4, (K-U)4, (X)4, (Z)4, (Aa Ff)4; 2 blanks]; [Vol. II: 2 blanks; engraved title-page with the Dukes arms; printed title-page is a1; (a)4, (B I)4, (K U)4, (X Z)4, (Aa Ii)4, 2 blanks]. Vol. I: 25 cm. x 18.5 cm; Vol. II 25 cm. x 19 cm. (Abbeys measurements for this title were 8 1/8 in x 5 3/8 in. This copy is 9 ¾ in x 7 3/8 in. Noted on the list of subscribers and the subscribers addendum are noted orders for only 11 large paper copies, of which this is one. Bound in full straight-grain 18c. red morocco, front and back covers of both volumes are ruled in blind in gold, spines of both volumes ruled in gold in seven compartments 1, 4, and 7 are empty. The title is in compartment 2, the Garter Arms in 3 and volume number in 5. Page edges of both volumes are gilt-edged all around. Volume I has 17 aquatint plates, and Vol. II has 13 aquatint plates. Abbey 342; Prideaux p.339; Martin-Hardie p. 120. ESTC T146706 (An impression of the same setting of type was used for a quarto format.) Spines show sunning and some flecking, the engraved title-pages of both volumes are slightly foxed. The other pages are bright and fresh. A fine copy in a beautiful eighteenth century binding with a royal provenance.

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        Antique Drawing-MOTHER-CHILD-FEED-GYPSY-Delfos-Visscher-ca. 1790

      - Antique drawing, titled: 'Twede Heidinne', A gypsy mother feeding her child. Pencil drawing on thick hand laid (verge) paper. Description: Our assessment is that this is a design by Abraham Delfos after Visscher, which served for an engraving by Pieter de Mare. Published in Leiden by K. and P. Delfos.Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after A. Delfos after C. Visscher. Abraham Delfos (1731-1820, Leiden) was a Dutch painter, draftsman and engraver. Pieter de Mare (Leiden; 1758-1796) was a Dutch etcher and engraver, student of Delfos. Cornelis Visscher II (1629-1658) was a Dutch Golden Age engraver and the brother of Jan de Visscher and Lambert de Visscher. Condition: Good, given age. Margins cropped to the image edge. A small stain in the right edge of the image, and a stain in the top left corner. Some small spots in the image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPC-Expo-P5-01 The overall size is ca. 11.2 x 14 inch. The image size is ca. 11.2 x 14 inch. The overall size is ca. 28.5 x 35.5 cm. The image size is ca. 28.5 x 35.5 cm.

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        The Theory of Moral Sentiments or, An Essay Towards an Analysis of the Principles by which Men Naturally Judge Concerning the Conduct and Character, first of their Neighbours, and afterwards of themselves. To Which is Added, A Dissertation on the Origin of Languages. The Sixth Edition. In two Volumes.

      London: for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell in the Strand; and W. Creech, and J. Bell & Co. at Edinburgh, 1790 - 2 volumes, octavo (205× 123 mm). Contemporary tree calf, flat spines elaborately ruled and decorated gilt, red morocco labels. Spine ends chipped, corners lightly rubbed, a few surface abrasions to boards, one or two corners turned down. Ownership stamp "From Mount Tavy" to front free endpapers; a very attractive set. Sixth edition, a very good set of the final lifetime edition of Adam Smith's first book, the work that established his reputation as a philosopher both in London and on the Continent. "One of Adam Smith's major claims to fame, in some ways his greatest, is his development of a unified concept of an economic system with mutually interdependent parts. His development of this came well before the Wealth of Nations; it is in the Theory of Moral Sentiments of 1759 and the Lectures of 1762-3" (D. P. O'Brien, The Classical Economists, 1975, p. 29). The sixth edition of the Theory, which appeared a few months before Smith's death, evinced a number of broad developments in his later thought, as well as his last views on many specific points. Smith at least in part made extensive revisions so that he might bequeath a refreshment of copyright to his publisher, in which he was successful. See the editors' introduction to the Glasgow edition (Oxford, 1976), pp. 15–20; Ross, Life, pp. 381–5, 391–5, and Richard Sher's account of the early editions of Adam Smith's books in Britain and Ireland in Tribe (ed.), A critical Bibliography of Adam Smith. Alston III, 828; Goldsmiths' 14580; Kress B.1988; Jessop, p. 170; Tribe 36; Vanderblue, p. 38.

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        Tour of the Isle of Wight. The Drawings Taken and Engraved by J. Hassell. Dedicated, by permission, to His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence. In Two Volumes.

      London, John Jarvis, for Thomas Hookham in New Bond-Street, 1790. . Near Fine. London, John Jarvis, for Thomas Hookham in New Bond-Street, 1790. Bound for a Knight of the Garter. The backs of both volumes are decorated with the Garter motto: Honi soit qui mal y pense enclosing a lion rampant and a coronet, above which is another coronet. These books were likely bound for William Henry, Prince of Brunswick-Luneburg (1765-1837), Duke of Clarence and St. Andrew, to whom John Hassell dedicated this two volume title. Collation, 8vo: [Vol. I: 2 blanks; protective leaf; engraved title-page with the Dukes arms; printed title-page is a1; a list of additional names follows after the alphabetized list of subscribers, inserted between c2 and c3; a1-c2; i; c3-c4; (B-I)4, (K-U)4, (X)4, (Z)4, (Aa Ff)4; 2 blanks]; [Vol. II: 2 blanks; engraved title-page with the Dukes arms; printed title-page is a1; (a)4, (B I)4, (K U)4, (X Z)4, (Aa Ii)4, 2 blanks]. Vol. I: 25 cm. x 18.5 cm; Vol. II 25 cm. x 19 cm. (Abbeys measurements for this title were 8 1/8 in x 5 3/8 in. This copy is 9 ¾ in x 7 3/8 in. Noted on the list of subscribers and the subscribers addendum are noted orders for only 11 large paper copies, of which this is one. Bound in full straight-grain 18c. red morocco, front and back covers of both volumes are ruled in blind in gold, spines of both volumes ruled in gold in seven compartments 1, 4, and 7 are empty. The title is in compartment 2, the Garter Arms in 3 and volume number in 5. Page edges of both volumes are gilt-edged all around. Volume I has 17 aquatint plates, and Vol. II has 13 aquatint plates. Abbey 342; Prideaux p.339; Martin-Hardie p. 120. ESTC T146706 (An impression of the same setting of type was used for a quarto format.) Spines show sunning and some flecking, the engraved title-pages of both volumes are slightly foxed. The other pages are bright and fresh. A fine copy in a beautiful eighteenth century binding with a royal provenance.

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        Broadside. Begins: "A los venezolanos."

      In this address to his fellow Venezuelans, Paéz (1790-1873), the exiled general and former president -- who would serve as president yet again in the early 1860s-- denies any part in revolutionary conspiracies against the regime of General José Gregorio Monagas (1798-1858), then ruling Venezuela. Páez probably drew upon the pen of D. Antonio José de Irisarri (1786-1868) for the composition of this publication. Handsomely printed on a single sheet, in two columns. Rare: We fail to trace this piece of exile writing via WorldCat, NUC Pre-1956, or Palau.

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        Das Buch vom Aberglauben, Mißbrauch und falschen Wahn. Ein nöthiger Beytrag zum Unterricht-Noth- und Hülfsbüchlein.

      Oberdeutschland [d.i. Weissenburg in Franken], Verlag des Unterricht-Noth- u. Hülfsbüchlein, 1790. 383 S. Priv. HLd. im Stile der Zeit. Mit dem Frontispiz und der Titelvignette. Es fehlen die Vorreden (4 Bll.) und das Inhaltsverzeichnis (3 Bll.). Einer von drei Bänden. Apart. - Ein Freund der Buchbinderei hat diesen Band neugebunden - kleine Makel inkludiert. Leichte Gbrsp., fleckig, letztes Bl. m. Einriss (kein Textverlust). Versand D: 7,00 EUR Theologie, Religion; Volksmedizin

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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.

      London: J. Debrett, 1790. Quarto, engraved title and 65 handcoloured plates; a very good copy in a particularly handsome modern tree calf binding with ornately gilt-panelled spine, by Aquarius. First edition, the marvellous hand-coloured issue of the famous First Fleet book. Surgeon John White's Journal is one of the most beautiful of Australian colour-plate books, and one of the earliest Australian bird and natural history accounts, with 63 of the wonderful plates depicting Australian specimens.White was chief surgeon of the First Fleet, and 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 would later make notes about birds in the new colony. It was this manuscript which formed the nucleus of his journal. It also provided 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. White's interest in natural history continued until he left New South Wales in December 1794. When the convict artist Thomas Watling arrived in the colony in October 1792 he was assigned to White and in the next two years made many drawings of birds for him. It is possible that White himself had some skill as an artist and that he may have been responsible himself for a portion of the original sketches for some of the engravings here. Others of the engravings, drawn by leading natural history artists of the day such as Sarah Stone, were based on actual specimens which had been sent to England, and which were on display in the windows of the publisher Debrett in a very successful attempt to drum up subscribers for the book - of which there were over 700. The number of "points" that have interested collectors in the past are mostly rather pointless now that many copies have been properly described. However in the interest of completeness, we note that this copy: 1) has the standard form of the List of Plates; 2) has the List of Subscribers, which is not always present; 3) has the draughtsmen's names somewhat faintly printed (as we know to be normal) but certainly not deteriorated; 4) has the cancelled state of the Wattled Merops text on p.240 and the Superb Warblers on p.256; and 5) includes the final 4 pp. advertisements not present in all copies. Provenance: Private collection (Sydney). Just a few light spots but overall in fine condition and the plates clean and bright with original colouring unfaded.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
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        Bilderbuch für Kinder. 2 Bände + Kommentarband. Bilderbuch für Kinder. Enthaltend eine angenehme Sammlung von Thieren, Pflanzen, Blumen, Früchten, Mineralien, Trachten und allerhand andern unterrichtenden Gegenständen aus dem Reiche der Natur, der Künste und Wissenschaften alle nach den besten Originalen gewählt, gestochen, und mit einer kurzen wissenschaftlichen, und den Verstandes-Kräften eines Kindes angemessenen Erklärung begleitet.

      Leinen Faksimile der ersten beiden Bände der Erstausgabe Weimar, 1790. Sehr gut erhalten.

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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

      London: J. Debrett, 1790. Just a few light spots but overall in fine condition and the plates clean and bright with original colouring unfaded.. Quarto, engraved title and 65 handcoloured plates; a very good copy in a particularly handsome modern tree calf binding with ornately gilt-panelled spine, by Aquarius. First edition, the marvellous hand-coloured issue of the famous First Fleet book. Surgeon John White's Journal is one of the most beautiful of Australian colour-plate books, and one of the earliest Australian bird and natural history accounts, with 63 of the wonderful plates depicting Australian specimens.White was chief surgeon of the First Fleet, and 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 would later make notes about birds in the new colony. It was this manuscript which formed the nucleus of his journal. It also provided 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. White's interest in natural history continued until he left New South Wales in December 1794. When the convict artist Thomas Watling arrived in the colony in October 1792 he was assigned to White and in the next two years made many drawings of birds for him. It is possible that White himself had some skill as an artist and that he may have been responsible himself for a portion of the original sketches for some of the engravings here. Others of the engravings, drawn by leading natural history artists of the day such as Sarah Stone, were based on actual specimens which had been sent to England, and which were on display in the windows of the publisher Debrett in a very successful attempt to drum up subscribers for the book - of which there were over 700. The number of "points" that have interested collectors in the past are mostly rather pointless now that many copies have been properly described. However in the interest of completeness, we note that this copy: 1) has the standard form of the List of Plates; 2) has the List of Subscribers, which is not always present; 3) has the draughtsmen's names somewhat faintly printed (as we know to be normal) but certainly not deteriorated; 4) has the cancelled state of the Wattled Merops text on p.240 and the Superb Warblers on p.256; and 5) includes the final 4 pp. advertisements not present in all copies. Provenance: Private collection (Sydney).

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        Topographie des Königreichs Böhmen : darinn alle Städte, Flecken, Herrschaften, Schlösser, Landgüter, Edelsitze, Klöster, Dörfer, wie auch verfallene Schlösser und Städte unter den ehemaligen und jetzigen Benennungen sammt ihren Merkwürdigkeiten beschrieben werden, VIERZEHNTER THEIL (14. Teil) Taborer Kreis. UND FÜNFZEHNTER THEIL (15.Teil) Königgrätzer Kreis UND SECHZEHNTER UND LETZTER THEIL (16.Teil) Bidschower Kreis. 3 TEILE IN EINEM BAND

      Prag ; Wien in der von Schönfeldschen Handlung 1790 Halblederband der Zeit, rundum gesprenkter Schnitt, 8°, (II), 156 Seiten, (2 S.), Titelvignette: Königl. Kreisstadt Tabor; (II), 250 Seiten, (4 S.), Titelvignette: Königl. Stadt Königgratz, (II), 156 Seiten, (2 S.), Titelvignette: Königl. Stadt Neu Bidschow ; Zustand: Einband berieben, Kanten stellenweise minimal bestoßen, gutVersand D: 9,00 EUR Böhmen Landeskunde Geschichte

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        Critik der reinen Vernunft. Dritte (3.) verbesserte Auflage.

      Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, Riga 1790 - 8vo (. XLIV S., 884 S. Pp. d. Zt. m. RSchild. Rotschnitt. Warda 61. - Ausgabe zu Lebzeiten Kants. Folgt der maßgeblichen zweiten Ausgabe von 1787 mit dem ausführlichen Vorwort. Hier der erste Druck dieser Auflage mit dem Titelblatt "verbesserte Auflage" wie in der 2. Ausgabe, das dann in "unveränderte Aufalge" geändert wurde. - Einband berieben u. bestoßen, kl. Eckfehlstelle am RSchild. Vorsätze u. Titelbl. etw. stockfleckig, sonst sauber u. wohlerhalten. gr.

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        Antique Print-THOMSON-SEASONS-LADY-READING-SON-Bartolozzi-Gosway-1790

      - Antique attractively matted print, titled: 'Mrs. Harding and Son', a seated lady reading a book, with her son at her side. The caption is a quote from the famous poem "The Seasons" by James Thomson. Delicately handcoloured stipple engraving on a vellin type paper. Engraved by F. Bartolozzi after R. Cosway. Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815) was an Italian engraver, who spend most his time in London. He was born (and received his first training) in Florence. There he was trained by Hugford and Ferretti, before moving to Venice. There he came under the influence of the work of Joseph Wagner. After a short stay in Rome, he left for London in 1764. Although he is not the inventor of crayon style engraving, he is credited with popularising the engraving method. Richard Cosway (1742-1821) was a leading English portrait painter of the Regency era. Condition: Good, given age. Small creases (mainly in the margins, but one in the lower left corner of the image), and small stains in the margins. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Profesionally matted, not examined out of matting. The overall size is ca. 16.1 x 21.3 inch. The image size is ca. 8.3 x 12.6 inch. The overall size is ca. 41 x 54 cm. The image size is ca. 21 x 32 cm.

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        Liste du Théâtre français et du Théâtre italien

      1790 - - s.d. (circa 1790), 16,20,1cm, 3 pages sur un double feuillet. - Liste de 38 pièces (15 pièces jouées au Théâtre-Français et 23 à la Comédie-Italienne), rédigée sans doute par un secrétaire du Marquis. Annotations, ratures, biffures et corrections de la main du Marquis de Sade. Cette liste correspond à des pièces de théâtre jouées de 1783 à 1785 au Théâtre français (actuel Théâtre de l'Odéon) et au Théâtre italien (connu de nos jours sous le nom d'Opéra-Comique ou Salle Favart). Le Marquis avait pour habitude de se faire envoyer chaque année l'Almanach des spectacles afin de se tenir informé des actualités de la scène parisienne. Ainsi dans une lettre de décembre 1784 à sa femme Renée-Pélagie, il demande : « Liste d'objets dont j'ai besoin. [.] Deux almanachs [.] des spectacles. Les comédies ou tragédies nouvelles de l'année, de l'un et l'autre spectacles. J'en ai d'autant plus besoin cette année, que j'ai prodigieusement travaillé dans l'un et l'autre genre et que je ne puis me passer de ce qui paraît, pour m'instruire et vérifier. ». Toutes les pièces listées dans cet inventaire apparaissent dans les almanachs théâtraux reproduits par Sylvie Dangeville dans son ouvrage Le Théâtre change et représente (Honoré Champion, Paris, 1999). Soucieux de garder un lien avec le monde extérieur, le Marquis commande énormément d'ouvrages, notamment les brochures des pièces théâtrales fraîchement parues. Ainsi en 1775, dans une lettre à la Veuve Duchesne, célèbre libraire-éditrice parisienne, il demande : « Pour l'intelligence du billet ci-joint, Madame Duchesne est priée de jeter les yeux sur l'Almanach des Spectacles, article pièces nouvelles, et en conséquence elle voudra bien remettre au présent porteur tout ce qui [a] été imprimé à l'un ou l'autre spectacle, savoir du Théâtre français depuis l'Hôtellerie ou le faux ami et du Théâtre italien depuis l'Amitié au village, l'un et l'autre inclusivement, si elles sont imprimées ou exclusivement si elles ne le sont pas, jusqu'à l'époque de la clôture des spectacles. Le porteur n'a qu'un louis ; si les pièces montaient à une somme plus forte, Madame Duchesne enverrait d'abord pour cette somme et ferait dire celle qu'il faudrait envoyer le lendemain pour avoir le total. ». Le « billet » dont il est question en début de missive est très vraisemblablement la liste que nous proposons ; les deux titres auxquels fait référence le Marquis y apparaissent. Rare et précieuse liste répertoriant les ouvrages lus par le Marquis au commencement de son incarcération à La Bastille, point de départ de sa production littéraire prolifique. Provenance : archives de la famille. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] List of 15 French and 23 Italian pieces, probably written by a secretary and annotated on the margin by the Marquis. Provenance: archives of the family. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Correspondance littéraire, philosophique et critique de Grimm et de Diderot, depuis 1753 jusq?en 1790.

      12 Bde. der 16-bändigen Ausgabe (1, 4, 5, 7-16). - Leder stärker berieben, Titelprägungen kaum erkennbar. Ecken teils bestoßen. Bll. teils stockfleckig. Wenige Bll. etwas eselsohrig. In Bd. 1 fehlt das hintere Vorsatzbl. Bd. 4 teils wasserwellig. Bd. 8 fehlen die letzten 2 Bll. Bd. 10 fehlt letztes Bl. Bd. 15 oben etwas wasserrandig.

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        REVOLUTIONS de PARIS dédiées à la Nation et au district des Petits-Augustins, pub. par L. Prudhomme. Second trimestre (17 oct. 1789-9 janvier 1790).

      Paris, 1789-1790, - in-8, pagination multiple, 24 pp. de tables, 5 gravures, veau brun, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Coiffes et coins usés, épid. sur les plats. Très rare spécimen de reliure révolutionnaire. Le dos est orné de caissons où alternent une Bastille entourée de canons et un bonnet phrygien tenu sur un bâton entouré de la devise "Vive la Liberté". Au bas du dos on trouve une pièce de titre où est inscrit "Epoque mémorable 12 juillet 1789" (un peu effacé), date du premier numéro du célèbre journal. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        REVOLUTIONS de PARIS dédiées à la Nation et au district des Petits-Augustins, pub. par L. Prudhomme. Seconde année, troisiéme trimestre (9 janvier 1790-12 avril 179).

      Paris, 1790, - in-8, pagination multiple, 22 pp. de tables, 7 gravures, veau brun, dos à nerfs orné, tr. rouges (rel. de l'époque). Coiffes et coins usés.Très rare spécimen de reliure révolutionnaire. Le dos est orné de caissons où alternent une Bastille entourée de canons et un bonnet phrygien tenu sur un bâton entouré de la devise "Vive la Liberté". Au bas du dos on trouve une pièce de titre où est inscrit "Epoque mémorable 12 juillet 1789" (un peu effacé), date du premier numéro du célèbre journal. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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. RESOLVED BY THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES...THAT ALL TREATIES MADE...SHALL FROM TIME TO TIME BE PUBLISHED...[caption title]

      [New York]: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1790. Small folio broadside. Dbd. Small contemporary numerical inscription ("77") in lower margin. Half-inch stain, not affecting text; three inch-long tears at right edge, not affecting text. Very good, untrimmed. "Approved, June the fourteenth, 1790." Congressional printing of a resolution establishing that all treaties made by the United States "from time to time be published and annexed to their code of laws, by the Secretary of State." Evidently the second known copy of a House resolution requiring the publication of all treaties, thus rejecting the possibility of secret treaties. No treaty, except with Indian tribes, was made until Jay's Treaty in 1795. Signed in print by Speaker of the House Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, John Adams, and George Washington. Not in Evans or Bristol. OCLC locates no physical copies; NAIP records one, at the American Antiquarian Society. Rare. NAIP w026611.

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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. RESOLVED BY THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.THAT ALL TREATIES MADE.SHALL FROM TIME TO TIME BE PUBLISHED.[caption title].

      [New York]: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, [1790]. - Small folio broadside. Dbd. Small contemporary numerical inscription ("77") in lower margin. Half-inch stain, not affecting text; three inch- long tears at right edge, not affecting text. Very good, untrimmed. "Approved, June the fourteenth, 1790." Congressional printing of a resolution establishing that all treaties made by the United States "from time to time be published and annexed to their code of laws, by the Secretary of State." Evidently the second known copy of a House resolution requiring the publication of all treaties, thus rejecting the possibility of secret treaties. No treaty, except with Indian tribes, was made until Jay's Treaty in 1795. Signed in print by Speaker of the House Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, John Adams, and George Washington. Not in Evans or Bristol. OCLC locates no physical copies; NAIP records one, at the American Antiquarian Society. Rare. NAIP w026611.

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        China, probably end of 18th century.

      1790 1790 - Wooden panel (59 x 35 cm) with 25 bronze casts of ancient Chinese coins and amulets inserted. A solid piece of wood with small scratches and minor wear, parts of old Chinese label on reverse. Mounted in a later wooden frame. The collection shows examples of old coins and charms in the shape of spades, knives, rings, and two large symbolic figures: a horse and two birds in a tree. China was one of the first countries to use metal coinage and its ancient coin history can be traced back more than two thousand years. The Chinese also produced "coin-like" charms and talismans which were used to suppress evil spirits and to bring "good luck" or "good fortune". During the Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BC) some of the first forms of money were cast in the shapes of tools, for example as spades, shovels or knives. Thereafter the "round money" appeared and during the Han Dynasty a round shaped coin named "wu zhu" was introduced. It was minted for more than 700 years from 118 BC to 618 AD. This panel contains nine spade-shaped coins or charms which we believe are the earliest examples in the collection. Two pieces have the knife shape. Three large examples of "open charms" are included with illustrations of a dragon, the zodiac and the eight trigrams. In addition there are seven pieces of different kinds of round coins or charms and two pendant charms, all decorated with different characters and symbols. We believe that the panel dates from the latter part of the 18th century and sits firmly in the context of the Emperor Qianlong?s unequalled obsession with Chinese history, art and literature. Reigning from 1735 to 1796, he created and conserved unparalleled collections of all ages and aspects of Chinese culture while honouring Manchu and Confucian traditions. This panel, with a patina consistent with its (likely) date, was probably used as a teaching aid, and reflects the Emperor?s interest in promoting and preserving the glories and utility of the Chinese past. A most unusual and impressive work.

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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 × 222 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf skilfully rebacked to style, red morocco label, two-line gilt border on sides. 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. Brown discolouration at head of frontispiece, title page and Advertisement (apparently an old wax stain), other light staining and a few ink marks to title, ink blot at pp. 8 and 35 (affecting one word on each), some inked marginalia. A well-margined 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 and absolving him "from any blame that might be levelled against him because of the incident" (ibid.). As he writes in his "Advertisement" : "the manner in which this expedition miscarried, with the subsequent transactions and events, are here related… it appears unnecessary to delay giving as much early information as possible concerning so extraordinary an event". HMS Bounty left Spithead on 23 December 1787 with Bligh as captain, accompanied by a 44-man 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 sections of the crew in a 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 [modern day Kupang, Timor, then a Dutch East India settlement] 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, Australian Rare Books 1788-1900). Despite the film-fuelled condescension of posterity, it should be remembered that Bligh's skill as a navigator, perhaps second only to Cook at the time, and his courage as a seaman, ensured his continued employment by the Admiralty, led to his election to the Royal Society and appointment as governor of New South Wales.

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        Confédération nationale, ou récit exact circonstancie de tout ce qui s'est passe à Paris, le 14 juillet 1790, à la Fédération.

      Garnéry,, Paris 1790 - 238 p. 19 cm. ill., facsimiles, pl., 5 gravure. h.t. -Confédération nationale, ou récit exact circonstancie de tout ce qui s'est passe à Paris, le 14 juillet 1790, à la Fédération. Avec le recueil de toutes les pièces officielles & authentiques relatives des principales Pièces littéraires auxquelles elle a donné lieu, le détail de toutes les circonstances qui ont précède accompagne suivi cette auguste cérémonie. Avec cinq gravures. Ed.Garnéry, l'an second de la Liberté, [1790] - Garnéry, Jean-Baptiste (1764 -1843) Imprimeur-libraire. - Cartonnage papier marbré, dos lisse, pièce de titre orné, reliure moderne. Cinq planches représentant les étendards, médailles gravées par Nicolas-Marie Gatteaux : Champ de Mars, la vue de l'Autel, l'École Militaire.Ruggieri, 624. - Size: In-16° First Edition, First Edition, First Edit. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Aussicht von Nussdorf gegen Wien. Vue de Nussdorf vers Vienne". Altkolorierte Umrissradierung von Josef und Peter Schaffer. Aus: Karl Schütz und Laurenz Janscha, Ansichten der Residenzstadt Wien, der Vorstädte und der umliegenden merkwürdigen Gegenden.

      Wien, Artaria, (ca. 1790 - 1810). - Nebehay-W. 671, 79. - Blick von den Weinbergen bei der Eisernen Hand oberhalb von Nußdorf auf die Donau und die rechts im Hintergrund liegende Stadt. - "Die Wiener Ansichten von Carl Schütz und Johann Ziegler gehören ohne Zweifel zu den schönsten Stadtbildern, die eine europäische Hauptstadt aufzuweisen hat." (Christian M. Nebehay im Vorwort zu C. Schütz, J. Ziegler und L. Janscha, Die Wiener Ansichten. [1981]). - Einziger Etat dieses seltenen - nicht bei Schwarz verzeichneten - Blattes. - Auf Papier ohne Wasserzeichen. - Leicht gebräunt, kaum fleckig. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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        An Apparition.

      W. Holland. May 1790 - Hand-coloured etching. Trimmed close to plate mark on left margin. A v.g. bright copy. 35 x 25cm. Not in George but a copy is located at the BM; not in the V&A with no further copies on Copac; OCLC records one copy at Yale. David Alexander in his book Richard Newton and English Caricature in the 1790s (1998), includes this print as one of only two published in 1790 by or attributed to Newton. He notes a later impression of 1794 that is attributed to George Moutard Woodward and writes that this print is ?probably not by N[ewton]? who would have been 12 or 13 at the time of publication. The image is of a body snatcher, lantern in hand and with a spade at his feet, is terrified by the appearance of a ghost rising from a grave. The colourist has brought great atmosphere to the image through a dark and brooding night sky. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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        Liste du Théâtre français et du Théâtre italien

      List of 15 French and 23 Italian pieces, probably written by a secretary and annotated on the margin by the Marquis.Provenance: archives of the family.s.d. (circa 1790) 16,20,1cm 3 pages sur un double feuillet

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        Commedie.Bassano, (Remondini), 1790-1798.

      Bassano, (Remondini) 1790-1798 - Quattro volumi di cm. 19,5, pp. (2) xx, 306 + 1 c.b.; (2) 351 (1); (2) 359 (1); (2) 276. Con bellissimi frontespizi figurati finemente incisi in rame. Splendida legatura del tempo in piena perg. rigida con titoli su doppio tassello e ricche decorazioni in oro al dorso; tagli spruzzati. Esemplare perfetto. Giovanni Gherardo De Rossi (1754-1827) commediografo ed erudito romano, fu anche ministro delle Finanze sotto la Repubblica Romana (1798-90). Le sue 16 commedie, connotate da vivacità e spirito satirico fuori dal comune, gli garantirono indubbia fama. Tomo I: Il secondo giorno di matrimonio; Il cortigiano onesto, ovvero i cambiamenti di un giorno; Il calzolajo inglese in Roma; La famiglia dell'uomo indolente. Tomo II: Le sorelle rivali; L'astratto geloso; Il maestro di cappella; La commedia in villeggiatura. Tomo III: Il podestà di Bisenzio; La prima sera dell'opera; Le conseguenze di una imprudente risoluzione; Il presuntuso. Tomo IV: Le lagrime della vedova; L'officio della posta; Il soverchiatore; La bottega del caffè nel festino. Rara edizione originale. Cfr. Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A TREATISE ON THE CULTURE OF THE VINE Exhibiting New and Advantageous Methods of Propagating, Cultivating, and Training That Plant, so as to Render it Abundantly Fruitful. Together with New Hints on the Formation of Vineyards in England.

      York: G. Peacock. 1790 - Printed for the author by G. Peacock, York, 1790. Quarto. (11 1/2 x 9 5/8 inches). iii-xvi, [4], 224pp. 5 engraved plates (3 folding), after Speechly (3), Grimm and Rooke. With two unnumbered descriptive text leaves facing the first two folding plates, as issued. Includes 4pp. list of subscribers at the beginning.  Contemporary tree calf, re-backed to style, spine with gilt bands in six gilt lined compartments, red morocco lettering piece in the second. First edition of the most important English work on the culture of the grape in the 18th century. From 1767 until 1804, Speechly served as the gardener to the Duke of Portland, to whom this work is dedicated. Following his success in 1779 with a treatise on the pineapple, Speechly, with the assistance of his benefactor and Alexander Hunter, published this seminal work on viticulture in quarto format, elegantly printed on fine paper. Within the work, Speechly describes some fifty varieties of grapes: "Of all the numerous sorts of fruits indulgent nature produces for the use of man, that of the grape must be esteemed her noblest gift" (Preface). William Speechly trained as a gardener at Milton Abbey in Dorset, and went on to work at Castle Howard and for the Duke of Portland, at his estate Welbeck Abbey in Nottinghamshire. It was whilst in the Duke's employment he started writing down and publishing his experience in gardening, and in 1776 contributed to Alexander Hunter's edition of Evelyn's "Silva". "The best of them all is that of Speechly a model of the sound, practical, well-written and beautifully printed manual" - Edward Hyams (Grapes Under Cloches). Loose leaf inserted in the previous owner's hand. Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition – new spine with original label. Joints – very good condition – new. Corners – very good condition – worn. Boards – good condition – worn. Page edges – good condition. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – very good condition. Paste downs –  good condition – previous onwer’s [George Wall] inscription. End papers – good condition – pencil writing to the front paste down. Title – good condition – ink handwriting, adhering to the free end paper. Pages – good condition – lacking half title, ink and pencil marginalia, ink marks, one of the plates (V) is  tightly cropped, Index page repaired at the end. Binding – good condition – solid. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1790 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Observations made on a Tour from Bengal to Persia, in the Years 1786-7. With a Short Account of the Remains of the Celebrated Palace of Persepolis; and other Interesting Events.

      London: T. Cadell. 1790 - Octavo (229 x 140 mm). Uncut in original blue paper boards, rebacked to style at an early date. "Wm Francklin's" added in a contemporary hand to title. Marked overall, extremities worn, fore-edge tears to sigs. K3 and N1, the first touching one letter, the second more extensive but all text intact, short nick to fore edge of K5, sigs. N7-8 charred along bottom edges, small hole to U3 costing a couple of letters either side, the sense still clear, quire X slightly spotted. A very good copy. First London edition of the fullest account of Persian customs then published, "an important book" (Ghani), containing "much valuable and interesting information" (Lowndes). Francklin (1763-1839), the son of classical scholar and dramatist Thomas Francklin, "was admitted as a cadet in the service of the East India Company in 1782 and appointed ensign of the 19th regiment of Bengal native infantry on 31 January 1783" (ODNB), rising to lieutenant-colonel by 1814, during which time he had forged a considerable reputation as an oriental scholar. In 1786 he obtained leave to travel to Persia with the aim of "improving himself in the knowledge of the Persian language, as well as to gain information of the history and manners of the nation" (author's preface), and spent eight months as the guest of a Persian family in Shiraz. Ghani notes that "Francklin's book was read by Byron [and that it is] also important because of the retelling of comments the author had heard about Karim Khan Zand [who ruled Iran 1751–1779] [he also] saw a full cycle of Ta'zie during his stay in Shiraz". On the outward journey he also visited Muscat, where had an audience with Khalfan, the agent of the Imam of Muscat. The Observations was his first book, and was originally published at Calcutta in 1798; that edition is now practically unobtainable, with only the Brooke-Hitching copy traced in commerce. Arcadian Library 11608; Burrell 271; Ghani p. 138; Howgego I E8; Lowndes III p. 833; Wilson p. 74. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Agricultura general : que trata de la labranza del campo y sus particularidades, crianza de animales, propriedades de las plantas que en ella se contienen, y virtudes

      Josef de Urrutia 1790 - Roces, fatigas y pequeñas roturas. Manchas de humedad. Encuadernación original. Texto íntegro. For major safety in your decision of purchase, we send (free of charge) a video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. Pour une plus grande sécurité dans votre décision d'achat, nous envoyons (sur demande et gratuitement) un vidéo de démonstration de l'état de conservation du livre. Para mayor seguridad en su decisión de compra, le enviamos (a solicitud y sin cargo) un video de demostración del estado de conservación del ejemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Voyages Made in the Years 1788 and 1789, from China to the North West Coast of America. To which are prefixed, an introductory narrative of a voyage performed in 1786, from Bengal, in the ship Nootka; observations on the probable existence of a north west passage; and some account of the trade between the north west coast of America and China; and the latter country and Great Britain.

      London: Printed at the Logographic Press; and sold by J. Walter, 1790 - Quarto (283 × 230 mm). Recent quarter calf, red morocco label, marbled boards, yellow edges. 2 maps and 1 folding plate expertly backed with linen, small perforated library stamp to lower outer corner of title page, a little occasional bleed from yellow edges. A good copy, generally clean and fresh. Frontispiece portrait, 10 maps and 17 plates (stipple and soft ground frontispiece portrait by Beechey and two other stipple portraits, one line and the remainder aquatints). First edition, with the extra plate of the Philippines which Streeter notes as missing in most copies. John Meares (?1756–1809) "was sent out in 1786 from Calcutta, by a group of merchants, to enter into the fur trade of the Northwest coast of America. Establishing himself at Nootka Sound he built the first vessel to be launched in northern waters, made important discoveries, and explored the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The discoveries by Meares were part of the basis for the claim of Great Britain to Oregon The Spanish seizure of his ships led to the convention by which the Spanish claims to any northern territory were finally disallowed. This important narrative gives a very full account of the Indian nations of Northwest America, describing their villages, languages, manners, and customs. It also contains a separate account of the voyage of the Iphegenia, commanded by Captain William Douglas " (Hill). "According to the British Museum Catalogue, William Combe assisted Meares in the compilation of the work [and] John Walter, the printer and publisher was the founder of The Times" (Abbey). Abbey, Travel, 594. Cordier, Sinica, III, col. 2103. Cox II, p. 29. Hill I, pp. 195-196. Howes M469. Lust 344. Sabin 47260. Streeter VI, 3491. Taylor p. 197. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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: George Nicol, 1790 - Quarto (288 × 222 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf skilfully rebacked to style, red morocco label, two-line gilt border on sides. Brown discolouration at head of frontispiece, title page and Advertisement (apparently an old wax stain), other light staining and a few ink marks to title, ink blot at pp. 8 and 35 (affecting one word on each), some inked marginalia. A well-margined copy. 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. 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 and absolving him "from any blame that might be levelled against him because of the incident" (ibid.). As he writes in his "Advertisement" : "the manner in which this expedition miscarried, with the subsequent transactions and events, are here related it appears unnecessary to delay giving as much early information as possible concerning so extraordinary an event". HMS Bounty left Spithead on 23 December 1787 with Bligh as captain, accompanied by a 44-man 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 sections of the crew in a 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 [modern day Kupang, Timor, then a Dutch East India settlement] 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, Australian Rare Books 1788-1900). Despite the film-fuelled condescension of posterity, it should be remembered that Bligh's skill as a navigator, perhaps second only to Cook at the time, and his courage as a seaman, ensured his continued employment by the Admiralty, led to his election to the Royal Society and appointment as governor of New South Wales. Ferguson 71; Hill 132; Howgego I B107; Kroepelien 87; O'Reilly-Reitman 543; Parks 7; Sabin 5908a; Wantrup 61. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Correspondance littéraire, philosophique et critique de Grimm et de Diderot, depuis 1753 jusq?en 1790.

      12 Bde. der 16-bändigen Ausgabe (1, 4, 5, 7-16). - Leder stärker berieben, Titelprägungen kaum erkennbar. Ecken teils bestoßen. Bll. teils stockfleckig. Wenige Bll. etwas eselsohrig. In Bd. 1 fehlt das hintere Vorsatzbl. Bd. 4 teils wasserwellig. Bd. 8 fehlen die letzten 2 Bll. Bd. 10 fehlt letztes Bl. Bd. 15 oben etwas wasserrandig.

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        Éléments de la morale universelle, ou Catéchisme de la nature.

      de Bure, Paris 1790 - 3 Bl., 208 S. Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rverg. u. 2 farb. Rsch. (Etw. berieb. u. best.). Marmorierter Schnitt.  Exlibris "sans detoux". Innen sauber. Selten. Graesse III, S.316; [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage du jeune anacharsis en Grece, dans le milieu du quatrième siècle avant l'ere vulgaire. 9 volúmenes.

      Chez De Bure, París 1790 - Tamaño 10 x 17 cm. Obra compuesta en francés en 9 volúmenes. El volumen primero contiene un grabado desplegable con un mapa de Grecia + 384 pp. El resto de los volúmenes se componen respectivamente de: 398+390+376+412+379+407+420+308 pp. Buen estado del papel, sin manchas de óxido ni humedad. Encuadernación plena piel de época, ligeramente rozada en planos y lomera. Falta la cofia de la encuadernación en varios volúmenes. Por lo demás, aceptable estado de conservación. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Charles Henri Comte D'Estaing]

      [Paris? ca. 1790?]. Color aquatint on paper, 42.5 x 31 cm.; impression: 33.5 x 25.7 cm. Impression without text. Cf. Thieme-Becker 12: 486. stock#NSPrint006.

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        Voyage en Suisse. Traduit de l'anglois par M. Villiam Coxe, Recteur de Bemerton, Membre de la Societe imperiale & economique de Petersburg; de l'Academie royale des Sciences de Petersbourg, &c. Traduit de l'anglais.

      Letellier, Libraire, Paris 1790 - "in-8° (196x120 mm); leg. in mezza pelle con piccoli angoli, di colore bruno chiaro leggermente maculata in bruno scuro; dorso a cinque nervi, con preziosi decori dorati nei sei compartimenti, compreso quello ove si trova il titolo dorato su pelle rosso bordeaux, numerazione dei tomi dorata su pelle verde entro uno dei compartimenti; carte ai piatti di colore sabbia spruzzate di colore nero (usurate); tagli di color giallo chiaro; 3 vol.; pp. VII, 454; IV ("Table des lettres" du premier volume, erronemaente rilegato con il secondo vol.), III, 432; 463; tre graziose xilografie ai rispettivi frontespizi; testatine xilografate; 7 tavole in b.n. f.t. di grande formato: al primo vol. una tavola in b/n più volte ripiegata tra la prefazione ed il testo, cm 73 x 53 ("Carte de la Suisse où l'on a marqué les routes suivies par Mr. Wil. Coxe, dans ses quatre voyages en 1776, 1779, 1785 et 1786"), una tav. b/n f.t. più volte ripiegata ("Elevation geometrique du pont de bois de Wettingen"), una tav. in b/n f.t. ripiegta ("Vue des Lacs de Thun et de Brientz, prise du sommet du Niess"); al secondo vol. una tav. in b/n f.t. più volte ripiegata ("Bouquetin male " e "Tete de Boquetin "), una tav. in b/n f.t. più volte ripiegata ("Tete du Vautour Barbu ."), una lunga tav. in b/n f.t. più volte ripiegata, lungh. cm 65 ("Vue des Alpes prise des environs de Berne"); al terzo vol. una tav. in b/n f.t. più volte ripiegata, cm 50 x 41 ("Mont Blanc et Alpes adjacentes"). Prima edizione in francese dell'opera originale di William Coxe, edita a Londra nel 1789, presentata sotto forma di cronaca epistolare, molto interessante per la quantità di notizie scientifiche in essa riportate riguardo la Svizzera e per i capitoli riguardanti il Monte Bianco e le sue ascensioni; alla fine del terzo tomo è riportata un catalogo della fauna svizzera menzionata nel testo ("Faunula helvetica ou Catalogue des quadrupèdes, des oiseaux, des amphibies, des poissons & des animaux testacées de la Suisse .") e un itinerario dettagliato dei viaggi effettuati dall'autore in Svizzera; da notare che nel testo sono riportati interessanti riferimenti a località della Lombardia (Como, Colico, Chiavenna, ecc.) dove l'autore ha viaggiato nel luglio 1779. William Coxe (1747-1828), è stato uno storico inglese e sacerdote che ha servito come compagno di viaggio e tutore di nobiltà dal 1771 al 1786. Scrisse numerose opere storiche e cronache di viaggio. Ordinato diacono nel 1771, ha lavorato come rettore e poi arcidiacono di Bemerton vicino a Salisbury dal 1786 fino alla sua morte. Rif.: IT\ICCU\VIAE\007063 - LO1E\015804 - LO1E\015805 - VIAE\007064 (5 copie). OCLC, 715505927. Cond.: Tracce d'uso alla legatura (agli angoli, alle carte dei piatti, ad una cuffia); leggerissime bruniture ad alcune pagine e lievi mancanze senza perdite di testo; opera completa ed in perfette condizioni generali. -- FIRST FRENCH EDITION OF THE ORIGINAL WORK, PRESENTED IN THE FORM OF CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENCE, ABOUT THE TRAVELS MADE BY COXE IN SWITZERLAND. Traces of use to the binding (at corners, at paper on boards and at one spine-edge); light browning at some pages and minor failures with no loss of text; otherwise, complete copy, in very good condition. -- 3 vol., demi-veau à petits coins de l'époque (coins lég. émoussés, papier des plats frotté), dos à 5 nerfs guillochés dorés (coiffe sup. du t. II défect.), entrenerfs fleuronnés dorés, étiq. de cuir rouge ou vert, tr. jaunes, (qqs lég. rouss., bruniss. ou souill., qqs ff. un peu froissés; table des lettres du t. I reliée dans le t. II). Bon ex. Edition originale de la traduction de "Travels in Switzerland" (Londres 1789). Présenté sous forme épistolaire, l'ouvr. de Coxe (1747-1828) reprend les lettres de son 1er voyage (1776) parues en 1779 en y incorporant les observations faites lors de 3 autres voyages. Ill. de 2 grandes cartes dépliantes ("Carte de la Suisse où l'on a marqué les routes suivies par Mr. Wil. Coxe, dans ses quatre voyages en 1776, 17" 165 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Histoire de la Ste-Chapelle royale du Palais, enrichie de planches ; (.) présentée à l'Assemblée-Nationale, par l'auteur, le 1er juillet 1790.

      Paris, Clousier, Prault 1790 - in-4, IV-307-218 pp., [6] ff. n. ch. de privilège et tables, avec 17 planches hors-texte, dont un frontispice et 2 plans, manque le feuillet de classement des gravures que l'on trouve normalement soit au début, soit à la fin, cartonnage crème, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, pièce de titre brique (reliure de l'époque). Chanrière supérieure fendillée, dos passé. Unique édition de cet ouvrage rare et important, en ce que le travail du chanoine Morand donne un tableau précis tant du bâtiment que du chapitre le desservant. Sa rareté a souvent été mise en avant, et une partie des exemplaires aurait été détruite peu après l'impression : à ce sujet, courent des anecdotes plus ou moins bizarres, qui ont un air non équivoque d'inventions postérieures. Il est plus probable que la sortie du livre coïncidant avec l'effervescence politique que l'on sait, et son sujet étant à la gloire d'une institution monarchique assez archaïque, il soit tout simplement passé inaperçu. En tout cas, le contexte de l'ouvrage est bien identifiable : un arrêté royal du 11 mai 1787 suspendit, pour des raisons budgétaires, le traitement des desservants, ce qui mit fin, bien avant la Révolution, au service liturgique régulier de la Sainte-Chapelle, institution royale, non financée par le produit des dîmes à l'instar de la plupart des autres établissements cultuels. Après le 14 juillet 1789 (donc après la date où la légende place l'impression du livre), l'Assemblée Nationale s'empara de la question et commandita un rapport au chanoine Morand, déjà chargé en 1787 de l'inventaire des titres de la Chapelle et bon connaisseur des archives du monument. Ce rapport, présenté le 1er juillet 1790, forme la matière de notre ouvrage. Brunet III, 1888. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Correspondance abrégée entre Madame et M.Cérutti sur la noblesse, sur le décret de l'assemblée nationale, et sur les observations de M.Necker, concernant les titres, les noms et les armoiries

      Chez Desenne, Libraire au palais-royal 1790 - Voir photos, bon état général, livre de 1790 très rare, d'autres livres rares dans ma boutique, envoi rapide et soigné [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Recueil de six rapports à l'Assemblée Nationale.

      À Paris, chez Baudouin et Imprimerie Nationale, 1790, - in-8, bradel papier marbré (rel. moderne).Ce recueil contient : – Rapport fait au nom du Comité chargé de l'aliénation des domaines nationaux. 17 pp. – Rapport fait au nom des Comités de rapports, de recherches et de mendicité sur la lettre du Premier Ministre des Finances à l'Assemblée Nationale. Le 12 juin 1790. 4 pp. – Premier Rapport du Comité de mendicité. Exposé des principes généraux qui ont dirigé son travail. 15 pp. – Rapport fait à l'Assemblée Nationale, au nom du Comité, chargé de l'aliénation des domaines nationaux, sur les ventes aux Municipalités, 16 juillet 1790, et décret du même jour, sanctionné par le Roi le 26. 7 pp. – Rapport fait au nom du Comité d'aliénation sur le mode de paiement des domaines nationaux, le 10 septembre 1790. 15 pp. – Discours au nom du Comité de l'imposition sur la contribution foncière. Le 11 octobre 1790. 8 pp.

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        Signed Oath of Office as Chief Justice of the State of New York, 1790

      1790. Signed Oath of Office of an Important New York Jurist, Patriot and Anti-Federalist [Manuscript]. [Yates, Robert (1738-1801)]. [Signed Oath of Office as Chief Justice of the State of New York]. [Albany], October 9, 1790. 18-3/8" x 8-1/4" vellum document, inscribed in neat clerical hand, signed and dated by Yates and twelve other judges and the state attorney general. Light soiling, horizontal fold lines, light edgewear with a few minor chips. $2,500. * Beneath the copy of the Chief Justice's oath, signed and dated by Yates, is the oath of office as a Judge of the Court of New York State, which is signed by ten judges. Beneath that oath is one for Commissioners for taking Affidavits, signed by two officers, and, on the verso, the oath of office of Attorney General of the State of New York, signed by Morgan Lewis. Robert Yates, a Revolutionary patriot and jurist, was admitted to the bar at Albany in 1760. During the Revolution, he represented Albany in four provincial congresses and served on the committee of safety. He was one of three New York representatives to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, but he left the convention with his colleague John Lansing when they felt the delegates were overstepping their mandate to revise the Articles of Confederation, Their withdrawal left Federalist Alexander Hamilton as New York's sole delegate. In 1790, Yates was appointed the Chief Justice of New York, a post memorialized in the present document and which he held until 1798, when he reached the mandatory retirement age of 60. The ten judges who signed below their own oath of office (substantially in the same form as Yates's) feature a number New York State luminaries, including delegates to the Continental Congress, members of the state legislature, and delegates to the New York Constitutional Convention: Samuel Jones, Leonard Gansevoort, Stephen Rensselaer, John Williams, Peter Schuyler, Peter Lefferts, David Gelston, David Pye, Thomas Tillotson and Philip Van Cortlandt.

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        British General John Burgoyne 1790 Document Signed Autograph

      Manuscript 1790 - A scarce draft note with signature British General John Burgoyne signs a draft note, dated 25 October 1790, with instructions to ''.pay to Mr. Henry Phillott on order one Hundred & fifty pounds value received.'' He signs, ''J. Burgoyne''. He is writing from Bath, the location of Phillott's Bear Inn and the note is addressed to Nathaniel Collyer, Esquire, of Leicester Square, London. General Burgoyne is best known to Americans for his surrender at Saratoga during the American Revolution. He died in London two years after the date of this document. The 8'' x 3.25'' draft bears a blindstamped one shilling revenue stamp. Small tears and minor paper loss to edge of document; a very good attractive document with a clear signature. Burgoyne is best known for his role in the American War of Independence. During the Saratoga campaign he surrendered his army of 5,000 men to the American troops on October 17, 1777. Appointed to command a force designated to capture Albany and end the rebellion, Burgoyne advanced from Canada but soon found himself surrounded and outnumbered. He fought two battles at Saratoga, but was forced to open negotiations with Horatio Gates. Although he agreed to a convention, on 17 October 1777, which would allow his troops to return home, this was subsequently revoked and his men were made prisoners. Burgoyne faced criticism when he returned to Britain, and never held another active command. Burgoyne was also an accomplished playwright known for his works such as The Maid of the Oaks and The Heiress, but his plays never reached the fame of his military career. He served as a member of the House of Commons of Parliament for a number of years, sitting for the seats of Midhurst and Preston. He is often referred to as Gentleman Johnny. American War of Independence related signature. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        MARITIME ART / FRENCH NAVAL SHIP: [UNTITLED FINE MANUSCRIPT VIEW OF A 17TH CENTURY FRENCH NAVAL SHIP].

      Manuscript, pen and ink and watercolour on laid paper, with a paper overlay flap (Excellent, slightly toned, a few insignificant closed marginal tears), 37 x 47.5 cm (14.5 x 18.5 inches). - France, [n.d., but circa late 1780s, with alterations 1790 - 1794]. A beautifully drafted manuscript view of a 1660s Century French Royal Navy ship, copied after a famous contemporary engraving, drafted just before the French Revolution, but subsequently modified slightly during the Revolution to accord to new realities. - This exquisitely drafted and exceedingly detailed manuscript showcases a view of a large vessel of the Navire Royal (French Royal Navy) of the 1660s. It clearly depicts and labels every major aspect of the ship, including components of its masts, rigging and flags, all in resplendent watercolour hues.The present manuscript nearly perfectly copies the content and general aspect of the famous engraved view, ‘Description d’un Navire Royal Avec les noms de touttes les pieces Necessaires pour la Construction d'iceluy & leur usage’ that was published within the Jesuit geographer Georges Fournier’s masterly work, Hydrographie contenant la theorie et la pratique de toutes les parties de la navigation (Paris: F.-G. Jollain, 1667), although there is evidence that the engraving was also sold separately. Please see link to the example of the engraving at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The manuscript copies the original so closely in content that it notes the signature of the engraver, ‘david fecit.’. That being said, the anonymous draftsman of the present manuscript has employed his own artistic style, creating something unique and highly attractive. The 1667 antecedent engraving depicts the kind of new and grand capital ships commissioned in the 1660s by Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Louis XIV’s chief minister. Most of these ships were constructed in Brest under the direction of the master carpenter Laurent Hubac. Interestingly, the present manuscript appears to have been drafted shortly before the French Revolution (1789-99), yet features subtle alterations executed during the Revolution itself. One will notice the overlay flap covering the flag that flies atop the aft mast, the "pavillon de satin". Beneath the overlay is a flag featuring the fleur-de-lis that the Navire Royal used between 1638 and 1790, and which accords to that on the antecedent engraving. However, the overlay flap bears the tricolour flag that was used by the French Navy during the Revolution proper, only from 1790 to 1794. Likewise, it seems that the tricolour flag atop the main (centre) mast, the "Grand pavillon de France", was probably added to cover up a royal flag. It seems that the artist made the present manuscript in the late 1780s, when the Ancien Régime was till very much in power, but felt the need to modify the flags during the Revolution with the overlay flap and the, likely over-painted, flag. Better to change a flag than to be sent to the guillotine! All considered, an unusually attractive and curious work of maritime art.

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        Travels To Discover the Source of the Nile,

      Edinburgh: by J. Ruthven for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, London,, 1790. in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773. In five volumes. 5 volumes, quarto (315 × 246 mm). Uncut in original marbled boards, sometime rebacked to style retaining the original printed paper spine labels. Engraved vignette title to each volume, arms to dedication, 55 plates mostly of natural history subjects, 3 battle plans each with leaf of explanatory text, 4 leaves of Ethiopian dialects and 3 folding maps on large paper. Sides rubbed, tips slightly bumped and worn, numbering on vol. 1 spine label completed in skilful manuscript facsimile, printer's occasional, light finger-marks to margins, a few small nicks and chips to page-edges as usual in untrimmed books, extremely faint offsetting from a few plates, blind stamp of American writer and collector Winthrop Palmer Boswell (b. 1922) to vol. 1 front free endpaper, light foxing to vol. 2 sigs G, N-O and T and vol. 3 sigs. A-B, vol. 2 sig. 3U marked, vol. 3 sig. Pp2 a cancel, tipped to laid-in stub of cancelland, vol. 5 lacking sig. A4 as issued, the text continuous, mild disruption to paper of lightly foxed second folding map along the plate boundary, the image unaffected. These flaws minor: a superb copy, remarkably crisp and fresh, complete with the half-titles, with several unopened gatherings to the rear of vols. 3 and 4, and rich impressions of the plates. First edition, a superb copy of "one of the great travel accounts of the eighteenth century" (ODNB). James Bruce of Kinnaird (1730-1794) was only the second European to visit the isolated mountain kingdom of Abyssinia since the expulsion of the Jesuits in the 1640s (after French physician Jacques Poncet in 1699), and his fame on his return rivalled that of Captain Cook, recently returned from the Pacific, and on whose Voyage to the Pacific Ocean he consciously modelled his own text. Many of his stories, however, "were regarded as being too fabulous to be true, and he found himself ridiculed by society, especially by Samuel Johnson who had translated the narrative of [17th-century Portuguese Jesuit] Jeronimo Lobo" (Howgego). A sceptical public had to wait sixteen years while William Logan and later Benjamin Latrobe edited Bruce's chaotic notes and journals. "In conformity with 18th-century conventions of travel writing, it is an 'immethodical miscellany', ranging from striking adventure stories, reported dialogues, and Shandean asides boasting of his success with African women, through a pedantic history of ancient Ethiopia (which occupies most of the first two volumes), to vivid sketches of contemporary Abyssinian life, politics, and natural history. It was immensely successful, most of the original edition being sold to retail booksellers within thirty-two hours, and was rapidly translated into French and German" (ODNB). The excellent plates, chiefly bound into the fifth volume, separately titled "Select Specimens of Natural History, collected in Travels to discover the Source of the Nile, in Egypt, Arabia, Abyssinia, and Nubia", are based on the drawings of Bruce and his companion Luigi Balugani, and superbly engraved by Heath.

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        Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile in the Years, 1768,1769,1770,1771,1772, and 1773. [ 4 Volumes Only ]

      Edinburgh: Printed by J. Ruthven, for G. G. J. And J. Robinson, 1790. Volumes, 1,3,4,5, lacking volume 2. Books measure 12 x 9 3/4 inches. Collation, lxxxiii,[1],535pp, viii,759pp, viii,695pp, xiv,230pp, 61 plates, including 3 single page maps & 3 folding maps, plus 4 letterpress leaves of Ethopian dialect inserted between pp.400 and 401 in volume one. Bound in full mottled calf, ornate gilt tooling on spines. Calf rubbed on edges and corners, with some loss, hinge joints cracked, boards still attached. Generally bindings in good condition. Internally previous owners bookplate and name on endpapers, some occasional spotting or browning. Pages and plates in good clean condition. A nice clean part set, in attractive period bindings.. First Edition. Full Period Calf. Quarto.

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        Pièces intéressantes et peu connues, pour servir à l'histoire et à la littérature. Par M. D.L.P. Nouvelle édition.

      Bruxelles, et se trouve à Paris, Prault, 1785-1790, - 8 vol. in-12. veau blond, dos lisses ornés de filets, guirlandes, grecques et fleurons dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison noires, encadrement de double filet doré sur les plats, guirlande dorée sur les coupes, tranches marbrées, dentelle intérieure (rel. du début du XIXe s.). Quelques épidermures, mais bon exemplaire, décoratif. Seconde édition, la première étant parue à partir de 1781. Ancien élève du collège anglais de Saint-Omer, tenu par les Jésuites, Pierre-Antoine de La Place (1707-1793), de religion réformée, fut un littérateur fécond, trop diront certains, qui se fit connaître surtout comme l'un des premiers traducteurs de Shakespeare et des autres auteurs élisabéthains en français. Il vécut à Paris dans un petit cercle d'épicuriens plus ou moins athées : Boindin, Boismorand, Caylus, Crébillon, Piron, Duclos ; et il faisait partie de plusieurs sociétés "badines" dont celle des Dominicains Cette compilation constitue plutôt un recueil d'ana qu'un périodique ou un recueil scientifique à proprement parler. On y retrouve cependant la manière de celuis qui fut directeur du Mercure et du Nouveau Choix : abondance d'anecdotes historiques et littéraires, traductions de l'anglais, vers et épitaphes, lettres inédites (tirées des archives de Duclos pour le volume I, puis de la correspondance du Mercure). Comme dans le Nouveau Choix, les emprunts à Prévost sont nombreux. I. VIII-464 pp. - II. X-484-[2] pp. - III. [4]-491 pp., avec de la musique notée in fine". - IV. [4]-XII-486 pp., avec de la musqiue notée. - V. [4]-516 pp. - VI. [4]-XII-516 pp. - VII. VIII-526 pp. - VIII. VIII-504 pp.

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        Enveloppe rédigée de la main du Marquis de Sade

      1790. - Paris s.d., 10,5x8,3cm, une enveloppe. - Busta scritto dalla mano di Sade, al Presidente di Montreuil, sua matrigna. cera rosso posteriore sigillando i lati della busta. archivi di famiglia: di provenienza. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Enveloppe rédigée de la main de Sade, à destination de la Présidente de Montreuil, sa belle-mère et pire ennemie. Acharnée à sa perte, c'est pourtant à elle que le Marquis n'aura de cesse de réclamer des secours. Cire rouge au dos scellant les côtés de l'enveloppe. Provenance : archives de la famille.

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        Monumens du culte secret des dames romaines, d'après une suite de pierres gravées sous leur règne; pour servir de suite à la Vie des douze Césars.

      A Rome, de l'imprimerie du Vatican, 1790. - in-8. Frontispice. 1 feuillet. 16 pages. 98 pages. 50 gravures hors-texte. (20,5x13cm). Pleine basane racinée de l'époque. Dos lisse avec pièce de titre de maroquin rouge. Tranches rouges. Reliure frottée. Coins émoussés. Coiffes et extrémités du dos manquantes. Mors abîmés et fendus aux extrémités. Feuillets un peu brunis. Quelques rousseurs et taches. Galerie de vers marginale sur quelques feuillets sans atteinte au texte. Rare édition de ce charmant ouvrage licencieux soi-disant imprimé au Vatican. Il se compose de 50 pièces, chacune accompagnée d'une gravure, composées par l'auteur et agrémentées de citations tirées d'auteurs antiques en français. Hugues d'Hancarville, historien de l'art et des idées, était un archéologue renommé, ami de Wincklemann. Il publia par ailleurs des "Antiquités étrusques, grecques et romaines, tirées du cabinet du chevalier W. Hamilton" (1766). Erotica. Exemplaire solide et en reliure d'époque. Mérite une restauration.

      [Bookseller: Último Capítulo S.C.P.]
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        La Gerusalemme Liberata

      Guidi, Livorno 1790 - 2 volumi in 8°, legati in pelle, titoli al dorso e fregi in oro, eccellente edizione con stampa nobilmente eseguita in Livorno, tra le edizioni più leggiadre per la vaghezza delle figure, ideate ed incise dal valoroso Gio Lapi. 2 volumes in 8°, leather-bound, titles on the back, gilt ornaments, an excellent edition with a very nice printing executed in Livorno, among the fairest editions for the elegance of the figures, conceived and engraved by Gio’ Lapi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A history of the late siege of Gibraltar. With a description and account of that Garrison, from the earliest periods. The fourth edition.

      - London, Spilsbury, 1790, in-4, legatura coeva in piena pelle, titolo in oro al dorso pp. XXIV, 356. Con vignetta sul frontespizio, tre mappe e sette vedute; il tutto inciso in rame e ripiegato f.t. Cerniera anteriore indebolita, qualche fioritura o brunitura, una carta con qualche restauro ma, in complesso, buon esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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