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        The fortunate escape of Capt. Cook from the furious natives.

      circa, London 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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        The Geological Age of Reptiles," (American Journal of Science and the Arts 21 pp. 359-364, 1831)

      Gideon Mantell (1790-1852) was an English obstetrician, geologist and paleontologist best known for his discovery of the first dinosaur ever to be described properly -- a momentous event" (DSB, 87). In "The Geological Age of Reptiles," Mantell is responding to a paper by Cuvier postulating a four-stage sequence of life on earth, the age of reptiles being first. In it, Mantell writes "The earth was people by oviparous quadrupeds of a most appalling magnitude, and reptiles were the 'Lords of the Creation,' before the existence of the human race." ALSO includes Samuel Guthrie's landmark paper on the discovery of Chloroform and Nicholas Hentz's seminal work on spiders which formed "the basis of the study of American arachnology.". CONDITION & DETAILS: New Haven: Converse. Complete volume. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 inches, 213 x 138mm). 3 unrelated plates. Bound in black buckram. Ex-libris with marks at spine neatly blacked. Small ex-libris stamps on the first few pages. Tightly, solidly, and cleanly bound. Lightly toned interior; small crease down one page. Clean throughout. Very good condition.

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        "Der Medicinische Universitaets Garten zu Göttingen". Guckkastenblatt. Altkolorierter Kupferstich von B.F. Leizel. Um 1790. 26:36,3 cm. - Etwas faltig, leichte Wischspuren im Himmel.

      1790. Ansicht des Gartens, Reithauses, Marstalls und der Universitätskirche..

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        Natur und Kunst ein gemeinnütziges Lehr- und Lesebuch für alle Stände.

      . 4 vols. Leipzig 1790-96. Nice contemporary halfleatherbindings with coloured labels and gold on spines. Hinge/ lower headband on vol. 2 a little worn, some leaves with weak waterstain. Old name on endpaper..

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        Landschaft mit zwei kämpfenden Bullen und einer liegenden Kuh.

      1790. Gouachierte Aquatinta, weiß gehöht, 1790, nach J.Chr. Klengel (1751-1824), auf Bütten. 30,2:47,5 cm. Auf alten Untersatz montiert. Im oberen Rand etwas wasserrandig, mit einigen Alterungsspuren. Literatur: Gwinner, S. 378; Nagler aus 8.. In ihrer Geburtsstadt absolvierte die Künstlerin eine Ausbildung bei J. Gottlieb (1739-1808) und Maria Katharina Prestel (1747-1794), mit denen sie möglicherweise verwandt war. Auf deren Antrieb hin folgte sie ihnen 1783 nach Frankfurt am Main, wo sie zunächst in der Werkstatt ihrer Lehrer tätig war. 1786 heiratete sie den englischen Sprachlehrer und späteren Verleger J.C. Quarry, mit dem sie 1807 nach Paris zog, wo sie den offiziellen Namen "Carey" führten. 1793 wurde sie Ehrenmitglied der Kasseler Akademie.

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        Vue de Place de L' Opera et de la nouvelle Bibliotheque ainsi que de l'Eglise Catholique.

      . altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) v. Obercogler n. Rosenberg b. Acad. Imp. in Aug, um 1790, 27 x 39. Ernst, J. G. Rosenberg, Nr. 30 und Farbabbildung S. 641. - Über der Ansicht Kopftitel in franz. Sprache ( in Spiegelschrift ). - Blick von der Straße "Unter den Linden" zum Opernplatz, links die St. Hedwigskirche, rechts die ehemalige königl. Bibliothek, links die Oper. - altmontiert.

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        Anleitung zur Bergbauwissenschaft.

      Mainz: Universitätsbuchhandlung, 1790. 19,2x11,8 cm, 8 Bl.+318 Seiten +1 Bl. Hellbrauner Originalhalblederband mit marmorierten Bezugspapieren, gering berieben und bestoßen, Seiten 39/40 3cm langer Randeinriss. Satzspiegel schwankend gering gebräunt. Privater handschriftlicher Vermerk des Vorbesitzers auf dem Vorsatz. Sauber und gut erhalten. Collationiert.. Poggendorf II, 256 #M10813

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        Modern Voyages: Containing a Variety of useful and entertaining Facts... Also, the latest authentic Accounts from Botany Bay... For the amusement and instruction of youth of both sexes

      Dublin: Chamberlaine and Rice, P. Wogan and others, 1790. Two volumes, with both half-titles; a handsome set in contemporary mottled calf, flat spines gilt and with double red and green morocco labels. Rare poetic epitaph for Captain Cook. A fine and attractively bound set of voyages collected and edited for the enlightenment of younger readers. Pacific voyagers, including Dampier, Anson, Wallis and Carteret feature heavily in the narratives, while no fewer than four chapters are devoted to the discoveries of Captain Cook. Significantly one chapter includes a plea for a public monument to Cook's memory including a rhyming epitaph of ten lines proposed by the editor Reverend John Adams, who humbly prefaces his composition with this disclaimer 'the following epitaph is laid before the public, in hopes that a perusal of it may incite some gentleman of superior genius to produce something better on the subject and more worthy of that celebrated character…'. Of particular note given the 1790 date of publication, Adams' work also includes thirteen short entries on the newly established penal colony at Botany Bay. These short and enticing articles are edited and simplified from the official account of Governor Arthur Phillip published in London the previous year; they include descriptions of the Aborigines of Port Jackson, early attempts at agriculture and the soil and climate of the colony. Interestingly, the journal narratives of Lieutenant Watts of the convict transport Lady Penrhyn and of Captain Marshall of the Scarborough are included in simplified form. The natural history of New South Wales features in two entries, one on a peculiar shark and another on a dingo sent as a gift from Governor Phillip to Mr. Nepean in England, and now in the possession of the Marchioness of Salisbury at Hatfield House. The handsome features and ferocity of the dingo are admired though it is noted that 'it is scarcely to be expected that this elegant animal will ever become familiar.' First published in London in 1790 by Kearsley, this Dublin imprint is of some rarity: Beddie was able to locate only one copy, in the State Library of Victoria; Forbes located just three other copies, including one in the Mitchell Library.

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        Kst.- Karte, zu Millar's New and universal System of Geography, "A new and Accurate Map of the World, comprehending all the New Discoveries, in Both Hemispheres, carefully brought down to the Present Year".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, um 1790, 30,5 x 46,7. Weltkarte in 2 Hemisphären, eingefasst von Blumengirlanden; unter den Hemisphären an der rechten und linken Seite sowie in der Mitte Globen ( coelestrial globe, terrestial globe, artificial sphere ). In der Mitte oben neben der Textkartusche zwei Kreisdarstellungen: Geographical Circles, Solar System. - An der linken Seite angerändert. - Dekorative Weltkarte.

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        Supplement au Neptune Oriental

      1790 - A fine collection in a contemporary binding of the Neptune Oriental´s maps of Arabia and South East Asia. N.d. [ca. 1790]. Paris. Depot de la Marine. In folio (516 mm x 375 mm). 1[blank] + 12 double page or folding maps + 2 [blank]. Contemporary calf, boards gilt with interlacing fillets, spine flat, with elegant tooling and morocco lettering piece, some rubbing to boards and foot of spine. Excellent example: the maps with strong impressions, very clean and fresh. A rare collection of charts from, from the Neptune Oriental, including maps of the Middle East and South East Asia; all the maps in excellent condition, from the library of Baron Reille. The volume comprises the following charts: Carte generale de la Mer Rouge avec un plan du Port de Suez; Arabie, avec plan de Giddah; Arabie, route de la Fregate Venus, rade de Moka; Carte du Golfe de Suez; Carte des cotes de Guzerat, de Cancan et de Canara; Carte de la partie Meridionale de la presqueile de L´Inde qui comprend l´Ile de Ceylan avec la Cote de Coromandel et de la Cote de Malabar; Plan d une partie des cours de la Riviere de Saigon; Cote de la Cochinchine depuis le Cap Bonhornen; three maps of the Baye de Saigon; Plan de la Baye de Manille et ses environs verifie sur la Fregate La Meduse en 1789; Carte d´une partie de la Mer de Chine d´apres les observations du Gen Rosily. Mannevillete (1707 – 1780) was a French sailor and hydrographer, famous for his use of instruments to correct the latitudes given by explorers; in 1745 the first Neptune Oriental was published, a major cartographical achievement and a practical resource for navigators. The 1775 edition encompassed the majority of the known world. His access to up-to-date sources of information –such as explorer´s narratives- and his eagerness to constantly update the cartography of his maps, turn them into some of the most accurate of the 18th century. Provenance: baron Reille. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Black Monday or the Departure for School" and "Dulce Domum or the Return from School"

      Published by William Redmore Bigg, London 1790 - A pair of colour printed mezzotints. Both in good condition with the exception that (Dulce Domum.) has a skillfully repaired three inch tear extending from the lower section of the margin into the image. A pair of beautiful mezzotints after the pretty genre paintings of William Redmore Bigg William Redmore Bigg gained a reputation as an excellent genre painter, the sentiments and handsome appearance of his paintings made them extremely popular in their day. In subject and style Bigg echoed the work of his master Edward Penny, who also specialized in painting genre scenes with messages. He was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and the British Institution, and proved a continued source of inspiration for contemporary engravers. This pair of engravings is a wonderful example of Bigg's narrative style of painting. In the first image, a family prepares to bid farewell to the two sons who are about to leave for boarding school. The elder son, clearly a seasoned campaigner, is confident and almost appears eager to get back to school and see his friends again. The younger son however is leaving home for the first time and is being comforted ineffectually by his mother, who tries to hold back her tears. His two sisters also try to comfort him, the younger offering a cake and a basket of apples as parting gifts. A strong contrast is offered by the second image in which the family have rushed out of the house to greet the two returning boys: the younger now also full of confidence is kissed by his elder sister whilst his mother holds his hand. She reaches out her other hand in welcome to her eldest son. Oddly, this focus on the ordinary trials of family life is fairly rare in the visual arts. It is only seen again in less accomplished expressions mid-19th century American lithographs.

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        Black Monday or the Departure for School

      Published by William Redmore Bigg, London 1790 - Colour printed mezzotint. In good condition apart from some neat repairs in the margins. A beautiful mezzotint after the pretty genre painting by William Redmore Bigg. William Redmore Bigg gained a reputation as an excellent genre painter, the moral messages and pretty appearance of his accomplished paintings made them extremely popular in their day and anticipated the Victorian age to come. In subject and style Bigg echoed the work of his master Edward Penny, who also specialized in painting genre scenes with moral overtones. He was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and the British Institution, and proved a continued source of inspiration for contemporary engravers. Bigg remains one of the most celebrated English genre painters, whose picturesque characterizations express the sentiment and taste of his age. This engraving is a wonderful example of Bigg's work. A family prepares to bid farewell to the two sons who are leaving for boarding school. The elder son, clearly a seasoned campaigner, is confident and almost appears eager to get back to school and see his friends again. The younger son however is leaving home for the first time and is being comforted ineffectually by his mother who tries to hold back her tears. His two sisters also try and comfort him, the younger offers a cake and a basket of apples as a parting gift. This pretty print is a companion picture to Bigg's painting 'Dulce Domum or the Return from School'.

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        Karlsbad.

      . Aquarell über Bleistift, ein wenig weiß gehöht, auf Zeichenkarton, rechts unten signiert "A. Kaiser". 23,5:30,6 cm. Winzige Nagellöchlein in den Ecken, am Rand rechts oben kleiner Einriß und Knickfalte.. Kaiser war als Landschaftsmaler und Lithograph tätig und besaß in seiner Heimatstadt eine Lithographie-Anstalt. Sein Studium absolvierte er an der Wiener Akademie, wo er sich niederließ und jahrelang für den Kunstverlag Paterno beschäftigt war, für den er Wiener Stadtansichten des N.M.J. Chapuy (1790-1858), Landschaften und Genrebilder I. Raffalts (1801-1857) und F. Gauermanns (1807-1862) lithogr. vervielfältigte. Seine Landschaften zeichnete er auch für Schwarz- und Buntdruck auf Stein.

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        Black Monday or the Departure for School

      Published by William Redmore Bigg, London 1790 - Mezzotint.A superb impression, in very good condition with the exception of some surface damage to the margins which affects the imprint in the lower margin. A beautiful mezzotint after the genre painting by William Redmore Bigg. William Redmore Bigg gained a reputation as an excellent genre painter, the sentiments and handsome appearance of his paintings made them extremely popular in their day. In subject and style Bigg echoed the work of his master Edward Penny, who also specialized in painting genre scenes with messages. He was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and the British Institution, and proved a continued source of inspiration for contemporary engravers. This engraving is a wonderful example of Bigg's narrative style of painting. A family prepares to bid farewell to the two sons, who are about to leave for boarding school. The elder son, clearly a seasoned campaigner, is confident and almost appears eager to get back to school and see his friends again. The younger son however is leaving home for the first time and is being comforted ineffectually by his mother, who tries to hold back her tears. His two sisters also try to comfort him, the younger offering a cake and a basket of apples as parting gifts. This plate is a fine example of John Jones' mastery of mezzotint engraving with its subtle gradations of shadow.

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        Elegant extracts: or, useful and entertaining passages in prose selected for the improvement of scholars at classical & other schools in the art of speaking, in reading, thinking, composing; and in the conduct of life. A new edition.

      Charles Dilly, n.d. [ca 1790's], London - Thick 8vo, engraved vignette title-p. (showing a hive of bees), xvi, [8], 928; text in double column; beautiful copy in full contemporary calf, elaborate gilt-decorated spine, red morocco label. Includes a long extract from Benjamin Franklin's Way to Wealth, and interesting appendices on geography, chronological table of historical events (with a number of entries on the American War for Independence), and a list of the world's greatest authors, with their dates of death. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage de Monsieur Le Vaillant dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique.Paris, Leroy (colophon vol. 2: printed by Lottin l'aîné & Lottin), 1790. 2 volumes. 8vo. With the publisher's woodcut device on each title-page, engraved frontispiece, 2 folding engraved views and 9 numbered engraved plates (7 costume figures of indigenous Africans and 2 illustrations of giraffes).With the 9 numbered plates coloured by a contemporary hand. Contemporary half calf, richly gold-tooled flat spines.

      Gay, Bibl. de l'Afrique et de l'Arabie 3118; cf. Mendelssohn I, p. 889 (4to ed. of 1790); Rookmaker, pp. 177-271. First edition (in octavo: a quarto edition appeared simultaneously) of Le Vaillant's account of his first expedition into the interior of South Africa. Le Vaillant (1753-1824) embarked on a first excursion on 18 December 1781, advancing as far as the Great Fish River. After returning to Cape Town, he undertook a second excursion during which he travelled beyond the Orange River. His engaging narrative of the expedition contains valuable ornithological information and interesting notes on the peoples he encountered, including the Khoikhoi ("Hottentots") and the Xhosas. Plate VII, a portrait of a naked "Hottentote" woman that was later suppressed, is present here and the censors have not tampered with it. The octavo edition is typographically superior to the quarto edition.In very good condition. The bindings are also very good, with only minor signs of wear. A landmark voyage to the South African interior, with 7 iconic costume portraits of indigenous Africans, coloured by hand.

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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

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

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        Neptune raising Capt. Cook up to Immortality

      London: J. Cooke, circa, 1790. Engraving, 355 x 220 mm.; in an attractive early dusky pink mount, which obscures the very extremities of the image; framed. Cook raised to the gods. Rare engraving of a theatrical set-piece in which the great navigator is raised up to immortality from Kealakekua Bay, the scene of his death. This is an eccentric component of the Cook canon, and of especial interest as showing the enormous esteem in which he was held after his death. Images such as this 'illustrate the florid style and romantic spirit of the time, and the reverence paid to Cook by artists of the era' (Kaeppler, Artificial Curiosities). The more realistic portrayals were followed by an equally important and revealing series of images which depicted Cook being elevated aloft. The most famous of these is Loutherbourg's 1785 engraving "Apotheosis", based on the stage setting to the pantomime Omai, which finished with a painting of Cook being carried aloft by Britannia and Fame. Neagle's image, which shows a rather stout Cook being elevated, clearly borrows its structure from Loutherbourg, but is almost certainly newly designed for one of the popular successes of 1789, "The Death of Captain Cook: a grand serious-pantomimic-ballet, in three parts. As now exhibiting in Paris with uncommon applause with the original French music, new scenery, machinery, and other decorations". This pantomime was based on a slightly earlier production by Arnauld. Johann Heinrich Ramberg was a well-known history painter and theatre designer who spent his youth in England, and is thought to have studied with Bartolozzi and Sir Joshua Reynolds. James Neagle was one of the foremost engravers of his generation, specialising in book illustration. There has been some confusion about the exact dating of this print, with both Nan Kivell and Beddie giving erroneous details. It was first issued as the frontispiece to the Reverend Thomas Bankes, New, Royal, Authentic and Complete System of Universal Geography (London, probably 1790).

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        Ausführlicher jedoch kurz- und Erzählungsweise gefaßter Auszug aus denen Gerichtlich verhandelten Inquisitions-Acten wider den berüchtigten, wegen begangenen dreyfachen Mordes, auch Post- und Strassenraubes zur gefänglichen Haft gebrachten Schlächterknecht Johann Christian Lenz. Zum Besten derer hiesigen Armen herausgegeben und zum Druck befördert

      Berlin, Bordeaux 1790.. Tit., 82 S. Neue Kartonage. Nicht bei Huelke-E; vgl. Leo Kaceem, Johannes Christian Lenz: Mörder und Straßen-Räuber (Berlin 2012), p. 129. - Lenz hatte in der Nacht zwischen dem 13. und 14. Juni 1789 den schwer mit Geld beladenen Stettiner Postwagen auf dem Wege von Oranienburgs nach Berlin bei Birkenwerder beraubt und hierzu alle drei Begleiter ohne Gegenwehr ermordet. Am 19. Januar 1790 wird Lenz in Berlin auf der Richtstätte des Königlichen Hofgerichts, dem Rabenstein, weit vor dem Oranienburger Tor von unten nach oben gerädert und aufs Rad geflochten. Ãœber 50000 Zuschauer sollen nach Augenzeugenberichten der Hinrichtung beigewohnt haben, die dadurch als die bestbesuchteste Veranstaltung ihrer Zeit galt. - Titel neu eingefalzt und fleckig, teilweise etwas gebräunt.

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        George Washington ALS as President with association to Patrick Henry and Robert E. Lee

      Displayable Autograph Letter Signed ?G:° Washington? as President, one page, 8? x 10?. Mount Vernon, November 20, 1790. To James Henry Esqr. Slightly creased at upper and lower edges. Light staining in right portion not materially affecting Washington?s strong penmanship. James Henry (1731-1804) was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses (1772-1774), the State House of Delegates (1776, 1777, 1779), and the Continental Congress (1780). Henry served as Judge of the State Court of Admiralty (1782-1788) and of the General Court. 1788-1800. Judge Henry?s son Edward married Patrick Henry?s daughter Martha (?Kitty) in 1798.In full, ?Sir: I availed myself a few days ago of the presence of Mr. B. Bassett to re-acknowledge before him & Doctr. Stuart the original conveyance from me to the dec[ease]d Mr. Custis of the Land of which you are possessed of by purchase from him in King & Queen County. ?" This re-acknowledged in the opinion of Professional men is all that is necessary to gi

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        Der Zug der Aurora, nach Guido Reni

      . Gouache auf Papier, verso bezeichnet und signiert: "Guido Reni im Palast Ruspgliosi [sic] in Plafont al Fresko. von Heinrich Melchior copicit", 40 x 86,6 cm. Heinrich Anton Melchiors früher Tod mit nur fünfundzwanzig Jahren verhinderte, dass der junge Künstler großen Ruhm erlangte. Als Sohn des angesehenen Bildhauers Johann Peter Melchior, der Modellmeister an der Höchster Porzellanmanufaktur und in München an der Porzellanmanufaktur Nymphenburg war, wuchs er in einem kunstsinnigen Haushalt auf. Seit 1790 bildete er sich an der Mannheimer Zeichenschule weiter, um dann nach München und Berlin zu wechseln. In der preußischen Hauptstadt erhielt er 1796 den Preis der Akademie und wurde Zeichenlehrer der preußischen Königin. Sein Bildnis des Königs Friedrich Wilhelm II. erregte großen Beifall und es wurden angeblich 27 Kopien hiervon bestellt. Unsere großformatige Gouache zeigt Guido Renis berühmtes Deckenfresko im Palazzo Rospigliosi in Rom. Zu sehen ist die Göttin Aurora, gefolgt von den sieben Stundengöttinen in wallenden Gewändern und Apoll auf dem Sonnenwagen. Renis Gemälde wurde gerade in der Zeit des Klassizismus besonders beachtet, weil es durch seine starke Anlehnung an die Kunst der Antike den damaligen Kunstvorstellungen entgegen kam. Eine Reise nach Italien ist für Heinrich Melchior nicht belegt. Vermutlich hat er die vorliegende Gouache selbst nach einer Kopie gemalt. Die Ausführung ist allerdings von erstaunlicher Qualität und stimmt in der Verteilung der Farben und dem Detailreichtum sehr genau mit dem Fresko überein.

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        Erleichterte Kenntniß und Heilung des Trippers

      Kopenhagen und Leipzig, Faber und Nitschke, 1790.. Dritte, stark vermehrte und durchaus verbesserte Ausgabe. 468 S. (Neuer) hochwertiger Handeinband in rotem Halbleinen mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel; Buchdeckel mit grün-roten Marmorbezügen und Leinenecken. Format: 19 x 11 cm. Sehr seltene Darstellung des deutsch-dänischen Mediziners und Dichters Johann Clemens Tode (1736 - 1805). Der aus den Vierlanden stammende Tode ließ sich zum Chirurgen ausbilden und wurde 1758 Assistent in Kopenhagen, 1763 königlicher Reisechirurg. 1765 wurde ihm für ein Weiterbildungsstudium in Holland, England und Frankreich ein Reisestipendium bewilligt. Nach Beendigung seines Studiums in Kopenhagen erwarb er 1769 den Doktorgrad und habilitierte sich noch im selben Jahr an der dortigen Universität. Nach einigen Jahren als Hofmedicus erlangte er 1774 eine Professur. Inhalt: I. Geschichte und Natur des Trippers. I/1: Definition der Krankheit. I/2: Benennungen der Krankheit, Rechtfertigung des Gebrauches des Worts Tripper. I/3: Ursachen des Trippers. I/4: Eintheilung der Geschichte der Zufälle (der Tripper hat 3 Perioden). I/5: Erste Periode: Die Periode des Ansteckungsreizes. I/6: Periode des Entzündungsreizes. I/7: Periode des entzündungslosen Reizes. I/8: Unterscheidung des Trippers von anderen Krankheiten. I/9: Classifikation des Trippers. I/10: Kurzgefaßter Begriff vom Tripper. I/11: Vorherverkündigung im Tripper. I/12: Folgen des Trippers. II. Heilung des Trippers. II/1: Heilung des Trippers überhaupt. II/2:Behandlung des Trippers in seinen Perioden. III. Natur des Trippers. III/1: das Historische der Fehde über die Natur des Trippers. III/2: Sammlung alles dessen was für die nicht venerische Natur des Trippers gesagt worden. III/3: Einwendungen und Gegengründe wider die neue Lehre.. Der neugefertigte Handeinband in tadellosem Zustand. Auch innen gutes Exemplar; erste und letzte Seiten etwas feuchtigkeitsrandig, Seiten sonst sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei, allenfalls partiell minimal gebräunt. In toto sehr gutes Exemplar dieser sehr seltenen, medizinhistorisch wertvollen Darstellung. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Lord Viscount Sydney

      London: n.d., circa, 1790. Mezzotint engraving, 440 x 310 mm; framed. Sydney. Splendid portrait of Lord Sydney, after the official portrait by Gilbert Stuart, the celebrated American portraitist - the "father of American portraiture" - who worked in England from 1775 until the late 1780s. A protégé of Benjamin West, with whom he studied for six years, he reached such success in England that at one point only Reynolds and Gainsborough were getting higher prices. A fine and fresh impression of this striking mezzotint portrait.

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        Wedgwood Creamware Jug bearing 'A Map of the World from the Latest Discoveries'

      Staffordshire: Wedgwood, circa, 1790. Ceramic creamware jug with world map printed on two sides, stands 186mm tall with a diameter of 90mm; spout has been abraded, small hairline crack to the rim, generally in very good condition. The map on a milkjug. Charming late 18th-century Wedgwood printed jug displaying a world map which includes recent discoveries in the Pacific and east coast of Australia. The jug was clearly produced after the third voyage of Captain Cook as the Hawaiian islands are marked on the map, which features Australia divided into New Holland and New South Wales, the latter still connected to Van Diemen's Land. An imaginary southern land is partially depicted as an incomplete island named 'Terra Australis' southwest of the Cape of Good Hope and directly south of Tristan de Cunha. New Zealand is depicted with the Cook Strait clearly marked, as are many of the smaller Polynesian groups such as Tahiti and the Solomon Islands. Both hemispheres of the world are adorned with allegorical neoclassical figures in dramatic poses including a New World Indian in the southern hemisphere, an African figure with resting lion and an Oriental maiden flanked by a camel. Wedgwood creamware was produced in Staffordshire from the mid-eighteenth century onwards and after slow acceptance by the market eventually became a huge commercial success for the firm. The map is a double-hemisphere type in a style typical of the end of the century as exemplified by Samuel Dunn's world map of 1787 or the map engraved by James Lumsden in 1785. This rare Wedgwood jug reflects the curiosity of late eighteenth-century Europeans for voyages of discovery at a time when the last remaining geographical mysteries were finally being resolved. It is a delightful record of contemporary discoveries in the Pacific and on the east coast of Australia.

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        Tables in Arithmetic, for the Use of Schools.

      Mozley,, Gainsbrough, 1790 - Gainsbrough, Mozley, 1790. 2 Bll. + 123 S. Priv. HLd. der Zeit. In engl. Sprache. Eigenthumvermerk: "Doncaster Academy 1790, 1792, left Doncaster in October A. D. 1794". - Schulheft für Georg Pohlman mit hds. Aufgabenstellungen und -Lösungen. Stärkere Gbrsp., Ebd. stärker berieben. Englisch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ãœber die menschliche Natur] David Hume über die menschliche Natur. Erster Band. Ueber den menschlichen Verstand.

      . David Hume. Aus dem Englischen nebst kritischen Versuchen zur Beurtheilung dieses Werks von Ludwig Heinrich Jakob. [Ãœber die menschliche Natur] David Hume über die menschliche Natur. Erster Band. Ueber den menschlichen Verstand. Hemmerde & Schwetschke. Halle 1790. 4 Blätter, 843 (1) S. Original-Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschildchen. Zustand: Einband berieben, bestoßen (Ecken) und beschabt (Kanten). Fast durchgehend stockfleckig (variierend von schwach bis stark). Sehr seltener Titel. David Hume (*1711 in Edinburgh; 25. August 1776 ebenda) war ein schottischer Philosoph, Ökonom und Historiker. Er war einer der bedeutendsten Vertreter der schottischen Aufklärung und wird der philosophischen Strömung des Empirismus bzw. des Sensualismus zugerechnet. Sein skeptisches und metaphysikfreies Philosophieren regte Immanuel Kant zu seiner Kritik der reinen Vernunft an. Mittelbar wirkte dieser Vordenker der Aufklärung auf die modernen Richtungen des Positivismus und der analytischen Philosophie. In Bezug auf seine wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Bedeutung kann er zur vorklassischen Ökonomie gezählt werden. Hume war ein enger Freund von Adam Smith und stand mit ihm in regem intellektuellem Austausch..

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