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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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        Le Parc au Cerf, Ou, L'Origine De L'Affreux Deficit. Par un zele Patriote.

      Paris: Sur les debris de la Bastille, 1790. - First edition. This copy has only three of the four plates called for. As is quite common this copy is LACKING the infamous plate which should face p. 123. Complete copies are quite uncommon. Tall 8vo., rebound in the 19th century red half morocco, marble boards, raised bands, gilt compartments, 191pp. With three plates. Pages a bit browned o/w a fine copy. An expose of "Le Par au Cert" at Versailles, the notorious seraglio of Louis XV, so called, it is said, because the house bought for that purpose stood in a district long since built over, used by Louis XIII as a sort of deer farm." Copies with the plate facing p.123 are scarce. Gay-Lemonnyer III, 631. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        View of Westminster Bridge Including Westminster Hall and the Abbey.

      1790 - London, W.Byrne, 1790. Coloured aquatint with soft ground etching. 460 x 670mm. Two small tears in edges repaired. A fine aquatint etched by Joseph Constantine Stadler after Joseph Farington. Taken from water level, Behind is Westminster Hall, the oldest building in the Palace of Westminster (completed 1097), and Westminster Abbey (begun in 1245, here showing the two western towers built by Nicholas Hawkesmoor 1722-45). Along the Thames are the Thames Watermen transporting cargo and passengers along the river. Joseph Farington (1747-1821) was a painter who is best remembered for his landscapes for John Boydell's 'History of the River Thames', which regarded as a landmark English colour-plate book. This print is on a far grander scale, allowing much finer detail.

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        Washington approves an act to allow customs officials to designate alternate landings for ships in cases where regular ports are obstructed by ice

      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 6, 1790 Document, signed in type "George Washington", as President, approved January 7, 1791. Congress of the United States: AT THE THIRD SESSION, Begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, on Monday the sixth of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety. An Act to provide for the unlading of Ships or Vessels, in Cases of Obstruction by Ice, 1p, 8" x 13". (Philadelphia: Childs & Swaine, 1791). Horizontal folds, minor creases, extremely light toning at bottom left margin, else quite clean and in fine condition. An unusual act allowing "That in all cases where a ship or vessel shall be prevented by ice from getting to the port at which her cargo is intended to be delivered, it shall be lawful for the collector of the district ... to receive the report and entry of any such ship or vessel, and with the consent of the naval-officer (where there is one) to grant a permit or permits for unlading or landing the goods, wares or merchandize imported... at any place within his distric

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        TRATADO TEORICO Y PRACTICO DE LAS ULCERAS O LLAGAS

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. Madrid 1790. Tratado de ulceras y llagas. Indagaciones sobre la Tina por el Dr. Bosquillon. Descripcion de la gangrena seca, carie, espina ventosa, necrosis o gangrena seca de los huesos por el Dr. Bartolome Pinera y Siles. XXIV+292 pags+1 lamina. Primera Edicion Espanola, pasta espanola. 20x15. Ref 8.5 Biblioteca A.

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        An Arabian belonging to Lord Grosvenor

      Published by Robert Sayer, London 1790 - A magnificent portrait of Lord Grosvenor's celebrated Arabian horse, by the master equine painter George Stubbs. George Stubbs is considered one of the greatest English painters. His ingenious animal and sporting pictures remain unrivalled in their passionate depiction of emotion and their commitment to naturalistic observation. Stubbs was briefly apprenticed to the painter Hamlet Winstanley, a relationship that quickly ended, leaving the young artist to his own tuition. In contrast to contemporary academic theory, Stubbs' attached great importance to the belief that art should imitate nature, not the work of other artists. He spent years carefully studying human and equine anatomy so that he could truthfully represent natural form and movement. A result of this study was his famous 'Anatomy of the Horse', which details, with beautiful engraving, the various elements of a horse's anatomy, from skeletal form to muscular definition. Continuing in search on innovation, Stubbs began experimenting with a myriad of different mediums, becoming accomplished in both enamels and printmaking. Through arduous application, he became a talented mezzotint engraver and worked with ease in both soft ground, and etching techniques. Stubbs' masterful paintings inspired some of the greatest engravers of the day to reproduce his work for publication. Stubbs was elected director of the Society of Artists and a Royal Academician, and today his prized paintings are housed in some of the finest museums in the world. Stubbs was often commissioned to paint accurate portraits of specific mares for proud aristocratic patrons, who wished to highlight their horses' racing success. This practice is expertly exemplified in this magnificent print. The Arabian horse in this print belonged to the first Lord Grosvenor, one of Stubbs' earliest and most important patrons. Lord Grosvenor had two passions, horse racing and collecting paintings; by glorifying one passion he was able to indulge the other. In this clever work Stubbs made the Arabian horse the clear center of attention, even the groom is made to appear secondary to the horse. The artist's anatomical knowledge is displayed in the musculature of the horse's legs and shoulders and by the veins on the muzzle and right hind leg. Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs 21, vi/viii; Gilbey, Life of George Stubbs no.28; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p.270. Colour printed mezzotint with additional hand-colouring. State vi/viii, with the publication line altered to: ' Printed for ROBERT SAYER Map & Printseller, No. 53 Fleet Street, London'.

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        Assemble National

      nbsp;201-300,301-399, 408-454,455-526 (1790);601-700, 701-800, 801-862(1791); 377-428, 429-487, 488-547 (1793/4); 731-758, 819-877, 878-936, 937-996, 997-1056, 1057-1092; 1-56, 118-174, 175-233,234-295, 296-331; 1-63, 64-138, 453-515, 516-584; 64-130; 1-32, 33-66., 1789 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. %0D%0AA 29volume originalpartialset,ranging from 1789-1798,of the French Periodical Journal des dbats. %0D%0AThe Journal des dbats (French: Journal of Debates) was a French newspaper, published between 1789 and 1944 that changed title several times. Created shortly after the first meeting of the Estates-General of 1789, it was, after the outbreak of the French Revolution, the exact record of the debates of the National Assembly, under the title Journal des Dbats et des Dcrets (Journal of Debates and Decrees). %0D%0APublished weekly rather than daily, it was headed for nearly forty years by Bertin l'An and was owned for a long time by the Bertin family. During the First Empire, it was opposed to Napoleon, and had a new title imposed on it, the Journal de l'Empire. %0D%0ADuring the first Bourbon Restoration (181314), the Journal took the title Journal des Dbats Politiques et Littraires, and, under the second Restoration, it took a conservative rather than reactionary position. Under Charles X and his entourage, the Journal changed to a position supporting the liberal opposition represented by the Doctrinaires (Guizot, Royer-Collard, etc. ) (18271829). %0D%0AThe Journal des Dbats was the most read newspaper of the Restoration and the July Monarchy, before being surpassed by Emile de Girardin's La Presse and later by Le Petit Journal. The many contributions established the Journal's reputation as a major influence on French culture, and especially French literature for the first half of the 19th century. %0D%0ADuring the German occupation, the Journal continued to be published, which caused it to be suppressed after the Liberation of Paris in 1944. %0D%0ACollated and Complete. %0D%0ARare in the original wraps. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0ABound in contemporarypaper boards, others detached and bound in ribbon. Externally rather worn, with the paper to the spines coming away to some volumes, as well as handling and tidemarks. Ink inscriptions of date to some front boards. The hinges are starting to some volumes but the set is generally firmly bound. Pages vary incondition - whilst generally clean, they have endured browning owing to their age, and there are scattered tidemarks and spotting throughout. Some pages uncut. Contemporary ink stamps to some pages. Overall: GOOD ONLY. %0D%0A.

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        Dénonciation faite au Tribunal du Public, par M. Marat, l'Ami du Peuple, contre M. Necker, premier Ministre des Finances.

      Paris, (18 janvier 1790), - in-8, 69 p., dérelié.Très léger travail de ver, sans atteinte au texte. « Ce mémoire a été remis, depuis le 4 novembre dernier (1789), à dix imprimeurs ; aucun n'a osé le mettre sous presse. Il a été présenté au comité municipal des recherches le 5 décembre, jour de mon arrestation : pour le faire paraître, il a fallu que je me fisse imprimeur ». Dans son n° du 19 janvier 1790, M. annonce : « On trouve actuellement au bureau de l'auteur, la dénonciation de l'Ami du peuple contre M. Necker ; brochure de 69 pag. Prix, 1 liv. 4 sols ». Dès le lendemain (n°103, du 20 sept.), il publie l'Avertissement suivant : "Le brigandage typographique est porté à un si haut point, que ma Dénonciation contre M. Necker est déjà contrefaite ; peut-être même est-elle dénaturée et méconnoissable. Qui sait si ce ne seroit point là un tour ministériel, pour me dire ce que je ne dis pas. Ceux qui désirent mon ouvrage tel qu'il est sorti de ma plume, ne peuvent l'avoir qu'à mon bureau. MM. les Libraires auront la remise d'usage ». Martin & Walter, III, 22875. Suivi de : Justification de M. Necker, premier Ministre des Finances, ou Réponse à la dénonciation du Sieur Marat. Par un citoyen du district de Saint-André-des-Arts, Imprimerie de la Société Typographique, [1790], 28 p. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Designs in Architecture Consisting of Plans,Elevations, and Sections for Temples, Baths, Cassines, Pavilions, Garden Seats, Obelisks, and Other Buildings ( 4 Architectural Works Bound in 1 Volume )

      London: Printed for J. Taylor, at the Architectural Library, 1790. Book measures 8 7/8 x 5 3/4 inches. Four works. 1. A Treatise on the Ecclesiastical Architecture of England. By The Rev John Milner. 3rd edition corrected. Published. London. Printed for John Weale.1835. Collation, xxv,134pp, 10 full page plates. 2. Designs in Architecture Consisting of Plans,Elevations, and Sections for Temples, Baths, Cassines, Pavilions, Garden Seats, Obelisks, and Other Buildings, etcetera. London. Printed for J. Taylor, at the Architectural Library. No date but circa 1790. Collation, printed title, 37 full page engraved plates. 3. Grotesque Architecture or Rural Amusements: consisting of Plans, Elevations, and Sections, etcetera. by Willaim Wrighte. New Edition. London. Printed by W. Stratford for J. Taylor. 1802. Collation, 8pp, 28 full page plates. 4. Rudiments of Ancient Architecture, containing an Historical Account of the Five Orders, etcetera. London. Printed for J. Taylor, Architectural Library. 1821. Collation, 134,[1]pp, frontis plus 12 full page plates. Bound in half calf, calf corners, marble boards, raised bands, gilt lines, leather title labels, coloured endpapers. Calf rubbed and scuffed, with wear on edges, marble boards rubbed with loss of pattern. Generally a good clean firm binding. Internally, some light browing or offsetting, occasional spotting, very occasional ink name stamp. Pages and plates in good condition throughout. A good solid informative architectural collection of works. A14. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Pangloss belonging Lord Grosvernor

      Published by Robert Sayer, London 1790 - A remarkable portrait of Lord Grosvenor's Pangloss, by the master equine painter George Stubbs. George Stubbs is considered to be one of the greatest English painters. His ingenious animal and sporting pictures remain unrivalled in their passionate depiction of emotion and their commitment to naturalistic observation. Stubbs was briefly apprenticed to the painter Hamlet Winstanley, a relationship that quickly ended, leaving the young artist to his own education. In contrast to contemporary academic theory, Stubbs attached great importance to the belief that art should imitate nature, not the work of other artists. He spent years carefully studying human and equine anatomy so that he could truthfully represent natural form and movement. A result of this study was his famous Anatomy of the Horse , which details, with beautiful engraving, the various elements of a horse's anatomy, from skeletal form to muscular definition. By the 1760's, Stubbs had developed a considerable reputation as a sporting artist and had attracted a number of distinguished patrons. Continuing in search of innovation, Stubbs began experimenting with a myriad of different mediums, becoming accomplished in both enamels and printmaking. Through arduous application, he became a talented mezzotint engraver and worked with ease in both soft ground and etching techniques. Stubbs' masterful paintings inspired some of the greatest engravers of the day to reproduce his work for publication, including his own son George Townly Stubbs who reproduced with faithful accuracy the sublime emotion inherent in his father's exquisite works. Stubbs was elected Director of the Society of Artists and a Royal Academician, and today his prized paintings are housed in some of the finest museums in the world. Stubbs was often commissioned to paint accurate portraits of specific racehorses for proud aristocratic patrons, who wished to highlight their horses' racing success. This practice is expertly exemplified with this magnificent print of Pangloss, Lord Grosvenor's beloved horse. Pangloss was foaled in 1755, and named after a character in Voltaire's Candide; little is known about Lord Grosvenor's horse apart from the fact that his racing career was ended by a broken leg. This print was the second of a series of engraved horse portraits begun by the publisher Ryland in 1771 and extended by Robert Sayer in 1777. Although the inscription on the print establishes Stubbs as the painter, the painting has not been identified, making this print extremely intriguing since it is the only record of Stubbs' lost work. Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs, 20, vi/viii; Gilbey, Life of George Stubbs, no.39; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints, p.270. Hand-coloured mezzotint. State vi/viii.

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        Oeuvres de Fontenelle ... Nouvelle édition, augmentée de plusieurs pièces relatives a l'auteur, mise pour la première fois par ordre des matières, et plus correcte que toutes les précédentes

      Paris: Jean-Francois Bastien, 1790. Eight volumes, octavo, engraved portrait frontispiece in volume 1 and a folding plate in vol. 2; a fine set in contemporary French polished marbled calf, one or two joints slightly weak; flat spines ornately gilt with double red labels. A very attractive set of Fontenelle's works, including his enormously popular Entretiens sur la Pluralité des Mondes: this utopian analysis of the universe took Europe by storm and was precursor and inspiration to scores of imitations. It was first published in 1686, and first translated into English by Aphra Behn only two years later. Although the Entretiens clearly owes a tremendous debt to the astronomical traditions of Galileo and Brahe, Fontenelle's sensational tale of the inhabitants in 'other planets, in other galaxies, and even on comets, could hardly fail to captivate' (Nina Rattner Gelbart, Introduction to the Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds). In the form of an elegant dialogue between a scientist and a Marquise, it takes as its starting point that 'Toute la philosophie n'est fondée sur deux choses: sur ce qu'on a l'esprit curieux et les yeux mauvais': that is, that if we had a perfect understanding we would not need science because all would be spontaneously revealed. Meant as a quick summation of scientific discovery, but also as pure speculation on the possibilities of the universe, it suggests that as it has taken six millennia for Europeans to cross the Atlantic Ocean to America, it may take a little longer for the inhabitants of other worlds to cross the far greater expanses of space. This set also includes 'Dialogues des Morts anciens' and 'Histoire des Oracles', works which exemplify Fontenelle's desire to propagate philosophical thinking. Voltaire described Fontenelle as having the most universal mind produced by the era of Louis XIV.

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        A New Moral System of Geography , containing an Account of the different Nations ancient and modern... including a Description of each Country, and their respective Productions

      Bath: Printed by S. Hazard, for G. Riley, London, 1790. Square 16mo, with an engraved frontispiece, two engraved plates, four full-page woodcuts in the text and altogether 48 circular woodcut vignettes; joints fragile but a delightful copy in a simple contemporary sheep-leather binding, unlettered spine banded in gilt. Botany Bay described for children. The extremely rare first edition of the earliest educational work to refer to settled Australia, including (p. 181 onwards) a seven-page description of Botany Bay, 'being now a part of the world allotted for civilization'. Ferguson knew only the Mitchell Library's copy of this first edition, which was printed in Bath for the London stationer George Riley, and has the series-title for the Historical Pocket Library in which series this is designated the fifth title, devoted to Geography. The final two pages of Riley's advertisements in this edition show that he was chiefly a stationer rather than a bookseller; in fact the advertisement mentions no printed books at all. Ferguson also knew only the National Library's copy of the London-printed second edition of the same year, though we now know of three other copies. The London version was completely reset, with very different pagination, but used the same frontispiece (which has Riley's imprint and is dated 18 July 1789). It was printed for Riley in London but also sold by Hazard in Bath, as well as by Watson and Elder in Edinburgh. The State Library of South Australia featured their copy of the second edition of the book in their exhibition Australia on the map 1606-2006 (online resource, evidently no longer to be found online) noting that 'the lengthy title of this little book gives a very full idea of the contents. The author writes in the Preface that every effort has been made to 'select the most interesting, and essential to give the student an idea of this indispensable science' [i.e. geography]. Also included is an overview of the solar system based on Copernicus. Within the text, the chapter on Botany Bay deals with the Aboriginal people and their food and tools, and with the kangaroo, which in 1790 still intrigued many in Europe. The frontispiece shows Britannia, lion crouched at her feet, and a globe alongside, overseeing the education of the youth of England. 'A new moral system of geography is an example of the books, along with games and dissected puzzles, which were being produced in England to stimulate the teaching of children by making learning fun. This followed John Locke's theory on learning through play that he propounded in 1693, and which was further stimulated by the work of Abbé Gaultier, a French educator who fled the French Revolution and established a school in England. Gaultier issued books and games to support his theories…'.

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        Officia Propria Sanctorum Toletanae Ecclesia, et Dioecesis, A SS. D. N. Gregorio XIII. Olim Approbata, Deinde à Xysto V. Clemente VIII. Paulo V. Gregorio XV. Urbana VIII. Alexandro VII. & novissimè à Clemente X. PP. MM. Concessa & Ampliata

      1790. Madrid, 1790. 224pp. Printed in red and black. Bound in a Columbian binding, dark brown leather, goldtooled on front- and backcover. Spine goldtooled. (gold a bit faded). Clasps. A very nice copy in a rare South-American binding, probably goat's leather.

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        Les méprises par ressemblance. Comédie en trois actes par M. Patrat. Représentée pour la Ière fois par les Comédiens Italiens ordinaires du Roi [letzte 3 Wörte durchgestrichen]. Oeuvre XXVII. Gravée par Huguet

      Paris : auteur, [1790] - Partitur. [1] Bll. (Titel, Verlagsangabe), 185 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Bibliotheksexpl. mit Stempeln, auch auf einige Notenseiten. // Full score. Contemp. halfleather. Ex-library copy with stamps to title and contents. Frühe Titelauflage der Erstausgabe. Verlagsangabe bis "Pierre Le Grand". RISM G/GG 4279. Titel mit eigenh. Signatur von Grétry. fr

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        Les meprises par ressemblance. Comedie en trois actes par M. Patrat. Representee pour la Iere fois par les Comediens Italiens ordinaires du Roi [letzte 3 Wörte durchgestrichen]. Oeuvre XXVII. Gravee par Huguet

      . Paris : auteur, [1790]. - Partitur. [1] Bll. (Titel, Verlagsangabe), 185 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Bibliotheksexpl. mit Stempeln, auch auf einige Notenseiten. // Full score. Contemp. halfleather. Ex-library copy with stamps to title and contents.. Frühe Titelauflage der Erstausgabe. Verlagsangabe bis "Pierre Le Grand". RISM G/GG 4279. Titel mit eigenh. Signatur von Gretry.

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        Playbill for the production of "The Provocation", staged in Covent Garden

      [London]: 3 November, 1790. Printed playbill on laid paper, 258 x 210 mm., edges chipped but text completely intact; very good. A Pacific pantomime: after Cook and before Vancouver. Rare, seemingly unique, playbill for a performance of one of the earliest theatre productions set in the Pacific, "The Provocation", a pantomime based on the conflict between the English and the Spanish at Nootka Sound, on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Nootka Sound had been an important port of call on Cook's third voyage in 1778, but it was one of his junior officers from the second voyage, James Colnett, who was the central figure in one of the most controversial events in the north Pacific. By the mid-1780s Nootka was set to become a central port in the burgeoning fur trade with China, with traders such as James Hanna and John Meares heading to the region. As a result, the British sent Colnett in the Argonaut to formalise their rights, but he arrived only just before a Spanish vessel commanded by Esteban Jose Martinez, and the Spaniards promptly claimed Colnett's Argonaut and the two accompanying vessels as prizes, basing their actions on the 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas between Spain and Portugal. The Spanish appealed to Louis XVI, the English armed their fleet, and only the French Revolution put paid to the squabble, as the Spanish realised there would be no support forthcoming from France: but 'for a time it seemed that all of Europe would be drawn into war over what, on the face of it, appeared to be an insignificant quarrel between two obscure sea captains' (Manning, p. 284). In England, the apparent victory became a propaganda weapon, probably most famously realised in Robert Dodd's magnificent 1791 engraving of the "Spanish Insult to the British Flag at Nootka Sound". As the present playbill attests, it also became a very popular pantomime in what might be called the "death of Cook" tradition. It was first staged as the more obvious "Nootka Sound", a pantomimic, operatic farce by the successful playwright James Byrne, and then recast in its present form as a balletic pantomime; hence a note here comments that "on account of some scenes which are introduced in the Pantomime, from the Entertainment of Nootka Sound, (performed last season), Half Price will be taken." The balletic version was certainly known to have been satisfyingly patriotic and closely based on the original, with one reviewer commenting on the fact that it was running while negotations between England and Spain were being concluded, and was so obviously political that it might well have been 'got up by the Ministry themselves' (David Worrall, Celebrity, Performance, Reception, p. 127). Part of the rich tradition of plays and pantomimes based on figures like Cook, La Perouse, and Bligh, this Nootka-piece has proved to be rarer than any of them, and we have never handled another playbill relating to it.

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        A New Edition, Greatly Improved. Memoirs of George Barrington ; from His Birth in MDCCLV, to His Last Conviction at the Old Bailey

      London: M. Smith (pseudonym of George Kearsley), 1790. Octavo, with half-title and frontispiece; a little offsetting affects title-page, occasional light foxing yet, a very good copy in rubbed contemporary half calf with a gilt ruled and lettered crimson label. Two attractive works published by Kearsley. An attractive copy of the partially reprinted Barrington memoirs (here spruiked as 'A new edition, Greatly improved') issued by London bookseller George Kearsley under the pseudonym 'M. Smith'. Transported to New South Wales on the Third Fleet of 1791, Barrington was already a legendary hero in EngIand, a prince of rogues. The English public's continuing interest in New South Wales and the fate of the transported convicts encouraged the publishers' greed: they compiled information from various sources to satisfy a public starved of accounts of the new colony since the books by Tench and Hunter in 1793. Unlike other known examples, this copy has a half-title page preceding the frontispiece leaf. It is bound with another Kearsley criminal biography An Authentic Account of the Forgeries and Frauds of… Charles Price (1786). Kearsley's late eighteenth-century novelised crime biographies were an important step in the development of the 'true crime' genre that became developed into a mainstay of nineteenth-century English publishing. The Price biography portrays the famous forger as a shameless wheedler who had the audacity to suicide rather than face his destiny on the gallows.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language: In Which the Words are Deduced from the Originals, Explained in Their Different Meanings, and Authorized By the Names of the Writers in Whose Works They are Found. Abstracted from the Folio Edition By the Author

      J. F. And C. Riberton, L. Davis, T. Longman, et al, 1790-01-01. Ninth Edition. Hardcover. Acceptable. Rare ninth edition, complete in one volume,of Johnson's remarkable dictionary. London: J. F. And C. Riberton, L. Davis, T. Longman, et al, 1790. Unpaginated. Leather. Ninth edition. (Stated "First Edition" on copyright page). Fair condition. Spine leather quite chipped away, title is present but well-worn. Area of front board's outer coating chipped away as well Former owners' names a brief history of the ownership of the book written in different colors of ink on the paste down, tracing it from a woman in 1792 to Manchester, England 1947 with a large gap in between. Dampstaining to fore edge, light wrinkling to upper areas of some pages, and a few light dampstains here and there. Text is all perfectly legible, though. Corners bumped, fraying. Hinge beginning to split at the page beginning with "RAT." A worn but textually-complete 18th century edition of Johnson's Dictionary.

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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, printed for the author, by G. Peacock; sold by G. Nicol; J. Debrett and J. Stockdale; and E. Jeffery, 1790.FIRST EDITION WITH AUTHOR'S CLIPPED SIGNATURE,1790, 4to, 270 x 210 mm, 10¾ x 8¼ inches, 5 plates, 3 folding, the 2 singles being views of a vine and of a vineyard, pages: xvi, (4), 224, complete with half - title, 4 pages of subscribers, and 14 pages of index, 2 folding plates face unnumbered leaves of explanation, bound in modern quarter dark brown calf over brown cloth sides, gilt dividing line, raised bands to spine, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. Mark of removed bookplate on front pastedown, signature of author pasted on reverse of half - title, 2 small tears and slight browning to fore - edge of 2 subscribers leaves, now neatly repaired with archival tape, large pale stain to lower corner of pages 1 - 7, not affecting text, another smaller and much paler to same corner of pages 49 - 56 and 73 - 80, fore - edge of 1 folding plate very slightly worn, tiny closed edge tear to 2 pages. A very good copy. The treatise is divided into four books: 1, The Vine; 2, The Vinery; 3, Grafting; 4, Vineyards. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 265, G37890. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Chrysanthemum indicum var. (Two Chrysanthemum varieties)

      - Provenance: Baron Joseph van Huerne (compilor, gift to his grandson:); Joseph de Pelichy. This very fine original botanical watercolour is taken from a compilation of drawings made by Baron Joseph van Huerne in Belgium between about 1790 and 1820, which certainly included 135 (and probably about 170) original watercolour and gouache drawings bound in four albums, each with a manuscript title page 'Collection du Regne Vegetal, Arbres Forestiers et Fruitiers, leurs Fruits. &c' He employed the talents of at least five different artists. A secondary inscription notes the presentation of the albums 'Donné par son grand-Père mons. J. van Huerne à Joseph de Pelichy le 9 Avril 1831'. The albums subsequent history is unclear, but currently Mrs Paul Mellon's Oak Spring Garden Library has one volume [ Oak Spring Sylva 4] and the Royal Horticultural Society in London have two volumes. The fourth volume, from which the present drawing comes, was broken up and dispersed some time before 1983, and the current locations of the other individual drawings are not known, but a selection were exhibited by Eyre & Hobhouse in London in 1983. Water-colour and gouache, signed (mid-right) and inscribed in brown ink (lower margin) 'Regne végétal 1 et 2. deux Especes de chrysanthemum.', numbered '1' and '2' (above image).

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        ANDREA APPIANI - MOTHER AND CHILD - 18th CENTURY OIL PAINTING

      ITALY, 1790. Dipinto. in ottime condizioni. senza rilegatura. copia autografata. prima edizione. MOTHER AND CHILD ORIGINAL 18TH CENTURY OIL PAINTING ON TIN ATTRIBUTED TO ANDREA APPIANI (1754 - 1817) . A superb early 18th century oil painting on tin depicting a young lady with child in an expansive rural landscape attributed to important Italian neoclassical painter Andrea Appiani. Provenance : Sygun Museum of Wales . The painting has a wonderful and highly detailed composition and remains in very fine condition. There are several small areas of paint flaking to the background upper right and some very light rubbing to the extremities, otherwise pristine. The painting is clean, attractive and ready to hang, presented in an ornate 19th century wood and gilt composite frame with losses and other imperfections. The painting bears a monogram lower right (AA). Andrea Appiani was an Italian neoclassical painter. He was born at Milan. He had been intended to follow his father's career in medicine but instead entered the private academy of the painter Carlo Maria Giudici (1723-1804). He received instruction in drawing, copying mainly from sculpture and prints. He then joined the class of the fresco painter Antonio de' Giorgi, which was held at the Ambrosiana picture gallery in Milan. He also frequented the studio of Martin Knoller, where he deepened his knowledge of painting in oils; and he studied anatomy at the Ospedale Maggiore in Milan with the sculptor Gaetano Monti. His interest in aesthetic issues was stimulated by the classical poet Giuseppe Parini, whom he drew in two fine pencil portraits. In 1776 he entered the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera to follow the painting courses of Giuliano Traballesi, from whom he received a mastery of the fresco technique. His best pieces are in the church of San Maria presso San Celso and the royal palace at Milan, almost rival those of his master. He was made pensioned artist to the Kingdom of Italy by Napoleon, but lost his allowance after the events of 1814 and fell into poverty. During his stint as court painter he rendered portraits of Napoleon and the chief personages of his regime. Among the most graceful of his oil paintings are his Venus and Love, and Rinaldo in the garden of Armida. He died at Milan in 1817 Measurements: Painting - 20cm (8") x 18cm (7") Frame - 41cm (16") x 38cm (15") .

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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. Über 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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        Voyages dans le pays des Hottentots... à la Baye Botanique , et dans la Nouvelle Hollande. Traduits de l'Anglois, accompagnés de détails précieux relatifs à M. de la Pérouse

      Paris: Letellier, 1790. Octavo; contemporary French marbled sheep, front cover marked but a very good copy. Revised French version. The second, considerably changed, Letellier version of Tench's account. Letellier had also published a version in 1789: it is not clear whether his edition or that published by Knapen the same year was the first French account of the new colony of New South Wales to appear in print. In this edition the publisher provides Tench's account the first eye-witness account of Australia's settlement - along with the account of La Pérouse at Botany Bay, together with the substantial addition of Patterson's narrative of travels in South Africa.

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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.

      printed at the Logographic Press; and sold by J. Walter, London 1790 - First edition, 4to, pp. vii, [1], [12], xcv, [1], 372, [108]; stipple- engraved portrait frontispiece, 3 folding maps, 24 plates and charts (some folding); includes the folding plate of the Philippines which is not present in all copies; bound in full mottled calf, blindstamped on front and back boards with raised bands on spine, gilt tooling and spine label; text clean, occasional mild tanning or offsetting to plates. "One of the early and fundamental books on the Northwest coast of America. In addition to his voyages from China to America in 1788 and 1789, which form the principal part of this work, Captain Meares also describes his earlier voyage to the northwest coast from Bengal" (Lada-Mokarski 46). "This narrative is a most important work. It was on these discoveries by Meares that the claim of the British to Oregon mainly depended. In the treaty between England and Spain which followed the Nootka affair the Spanish claims were disallowed, and the Spanish withdrew. Subsequently, in the arbitration of the Oregon question, England finally yielded to the United States much territory claimed under the discoveries made by Meares" (Cowan). During this second voyage, Meares assembled the Northwest America, the first ship to be launched in northern waters. He explored the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Port Cox, and Port Effingham, and narrowly missed discovering the Columbia River, which he observed but named Deception Bay. His discoveries were the basis for Britain?s claims on the northwest. Spain?s seizure of Meares? ships and disputation of his claim brought about the famed Nootka Sound Controversy, which nearly resulted in war between the two countries. This account "also gives a full account of the Indian nations of Northwest America, describing their villages, languages, manners, and customs" (Hill). "One of the early and fundamental books on the Northwest coast of America . In addition to his voyages from China to America in 1788 and 1789, which form the principal part of this work, Captain Meares also describes his earlier voyage to the northwest coast from Bengal" (Lada-Mokarski). Cowan (1914), p. 152; Forbes 201 (one of Meares's ships sailed on to Hawaii); Hill 1126; Howes M-469: "Pioneer English voyage to this coast"; Lada-Mokarski 46; Streeter 3491. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard 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. "First edition, 4to, pp. vii, [1], [12], xcv, [1], 372, [108]; stipple- engraved portrait frontispiece, 3 folding maps, 24 plates and charts (some folding); includes the folding plate of the Philippines which is not present in all copies; bound in full mottled calf, blindstamped on front and back boards with raised bands on spine, gilt tooling and spine label; text clean, occasional mild tanning or offsetting to plates. & & “One of the early and fundamental books on the Northwest coast of America... In addition to his voyages from China to America in 1788 and 1789, which form the principal part of this work, Captain Meares also describes his earlier voyage to the northwest coast from Bengal” (Lada-Mokarski 46). & & ""This narrative is a most important work. It was on these discoveries by Meares that the claim of the British to Oregon mainly depended. In the treaty between England and Spain which followed the Nootka affair the Spanish claims were disallowed, and the Spanish withdrew. Subsequently, in the arbitration of the Oregon question, England finally yielded to the United States much territory claimed under the discoveries made by Meares"" (Cowan). & & During this second voyage, Meares assembled the Northwest America, the first ship to be launched in northern waters. He explored the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Port Cox, and Port Effingham, and narrowly missed discovering the Columbia River, which he observed but named Deception Bay. His discoveries were the basis for Britain’s claims on the northwest. Spain’s seizure of Meares’ ships and disputation of his claim brought about the famed Nootka Sound Controversy, which nearly resulted in war between the two countries. This account “also gives a full account of the Indian nations of Northwest America, describing their villages, languages, manners, and customs” (Hill). & & “One of the early and fundamental books on the Northwest coast of America ... In addition to his voyages from China to America in 1788 and 1789, which form the principal part of this work, Captain Meares also describes his earlier voyage to the northwest coast from Bengal” (Lada-Mokarski). & & Cowan (1914), p. 152; Forbes 201 (one of Meares's ships sailed on to Hawaii); Hill 1126; Howes M-469: ""Pioneer English voyage to this coast""; Lada-Mokarski 46; Streeter 3491."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Captain Cook's Voyages round the world ... containing a relation of all the interesting transactions which occurred in the course of the voyages... with a narrative of Commodore Phipps's Voyage to the North Pole. And an abridgement of Foster's [sic]

      Newcastle-on-Tyne: M. Brown, 1790. Two volumes, stout octavo, with a portrait frontispiece, a folding map and 49 other engraved plates including folding "Death of Captain Cook"; some light offsetting or discolouration from poorish-quality paper; a very nice copy in contemporary dark calf, very good old rebacking with double red & green leather labels. Unusual provincial imprint. Extremely scarce provincially-printed abridgement of Cook's voyages, probably based on Anderson's text, but including extra material designed to attract a wider reading public including an important early abridgement of Phillip's Voyage to Botany Bay, and an anonymous summary of information on the fauna of New South Wales, along with Constantine John Phipps' Journal of a voyage… to the North Pole. The publication was issued in two different forms, either as two volumes or as four. Forbes gives a collation for the four-volume version which differs in a few details from this two-volume version. Examples of both versions can be found in various libraries (see Forbes for listing). The abridgement of Phillip's Voyage to Botany Bay is especially interesting and early. The full account of the voyage had been published in 1789. During 1790 second and third editions appeared as did two Irish pirated versions and this abridgement, which occupies eighty-three pages at the end of the work, and has its own title-page ("The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay; with an Account of the Establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson and Norfolk Island"). It is followed by a 23-page section entitled "A Short Account of Animals in New South Wales", which includes an engraving of the animals of New South Wales - the squirrel opossum, the flying opossum and a "kanguroo" engraved by Ralph Beilby and Thomas Bewick, like most of the other plates in the book. Bewick was at this time apprenticed to Beilby. A few of the plates, including the "Death of Cook", are engraved by Lizars. Ferguson knew only the Mitchell and National Library copies of the text as well as another in his own collection. Only the copy at the State Library of Western Australia has been added in the recent addenda volume.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Journal Historique du Voyage de M. de Lesseps , Consul de France, Employe dans l'expedition de M. le Comte de la Perouse, en qualite d'interprete du Roi

      Paris: L'Imprimerie Royale, 1790. Octavo, two maps and large plate, all folding, small stain and repairs to map in volume 2; a little shelf wear but a good set in contemporary half calf, bookplate. First records to be saved. A good copy of the first edition of this account of the epic journey across Russia by which a substantial portion of the records of the La Pérouse voyage were preserved. De Lesseps, the young son of the French Consul-General at St. Petersburg, and himself Russian interpreter on the voyage, left the expedition at Kamchatka with charts, views, and La Pérouse's journal from Macao to Kamchatka, to travel overland to France. He thus became the only survivor of the ill-fated expedition. In 1829, he was called on to identify the relics brought back to France by Peter Dillon. This graphic account of his travels over enormous distances and under hostile conditions with his eventual arrival at Versailles in October 1788, is a significant supplement to the voyage. "An interesting account and… important to any collection of La Pérouse material…" (Davidson).

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay... Second Edition

      London: John Stockdale, 1790. Quarto, portrait, engraved title, seven folding engraved charts and 46 engraved plates; in quite lovely condition, in contemporary binding of full diced calf, flat spine banded and panelled in gilt, sides bordered in gilt, gilt arms at centre of each side; some slight wear at joints; a very handsome copy. Kitty Courtenay's "exquisite" taste - led astray by Beckford. A magnificent copy of Phillip's important account of the First Fleet in its rare and much expanded second edition. This copy is from the library of Viscount Courtenay, with his coat of arms in gilt on the covers. William "Kitty" Courtenay, the 3rd Viscount, (1768-1835) was a rather remarkable figure. He succeeded to the title on the death of the 2nd Viscount in 1788, at which point he also inherited Powderham Castle; by 1790 he was already organising Wyatt to make a new music room at the castle and carrying out all sorts of extravagant improvements. Later he would revive the title of Earl of Devon for the family, the title still today associated with the castle. However from 1811 he would spend the remainder of his life in self-imposed exile, initially in the United States and later in France, after his flamboyant lifestyle and specifically his affair with the dissolute William Beckford caused great scandal. Maybe Beckford, the famously fastidious book-collector, led the younger Courtenay astray bibliophilically too. This second edition of Phillip is really the "best edition" of the work since it was extensively revised and re-organised by its publisher Stockdale who had been unhappy with the slightly disorganised nature of his 1789 first edition; apart from the revisions he adds a really substantial and significant appendix, largely reprinting his own publication, the anonymous 1787 History of New Holland. It is accompanied by the fine "New Chart of New Holland", coloured in outline and with an inset map of Botany Bay, that he had prepared for that 1787 publication. This edition is very much scarcer than the first. It has its own List of Subscribers which is fairly modest, numerous booksellers making single-digit orders - apart from Symonds, presumably H.D. Symonds the radical and opportunistic operator, early publisher of Barrington, who orders a staggering 400 copies. Could this be a misprint?

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        L'impresario in Angustie ou le directeur dans l'embarras, opéra bouffon en deux actes. Représenté sur le Théâtre de Monsieur. Musique del signor Cimarosa, Paroles Françoises par Mr. Dxxx

      Paris : Sieber, PN 1051, [1790] - Partitur, [2] (Titel, verso blanco), 214 S. Fol. Gestochen. Mod. Ln. Bibliotheksexpl. mit Stempeln, Zettel. Stellenweise Bleistift-Eintragungen. Verlagsangabe überklebt, teilweise abgerissen, ohne Textverlust. // Full score. Engraved. Mod. cloth. Ex-library copy with stamps and library label. Partially pencilled annotations. Paste-over label to publisher's imprint, partially removed without loss to text. Text in Französisch und Italienisch. Die italienische Uraufführung fand 1786 in Napoli statt. fr, it

      [Bookseller: Paul van Kuik Antiquarian Music]
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        Gesamtansicht (7,5 x 20,5 cm) daneben zwei kleine Ansichten (Gegend die Weser hinunter und Gegend die Weser hinauf, (je 6,2 x 5,5 cm) auf einer Kundschaft der Maurer für den Gesellen Georg Hinrich Behrens aus Bremen. Kupferstich von D.A.Ernesting.

      Datiert 28.April 1790.. 32,3 x 38,4 cm. Faltspuren, oben mit hinterlegtem Einriß. Nebenstehende Abbildung zeigt nicht das ganze Blatt. [SW - Ansicht, Ansichten, Handwerkskundschaft ].

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Heinz Tessin]
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        Gesamtansicht (6,2 x 31,0 cm) auf einer Kundschaft der Steinhauer und Maurer für den Gesellen Johann Friedrich Waldau aus Arelitz. Kupferstich.

      Datiert 23. Januar 1790.. 32,3 x 39,2 cm. Faltspuren, in den Falzen hinterlegt und knitterig, Ränder angestaubt, unten stark knitterig, rechts mit hinterlegtem Einriß. [SW - Ansicht, Ansichten, Handwerkskundschaft ].

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Heinz Tessin]
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        Voyages dans le pays des Hottentots. a la Baye Botanique , et dans la Nouvelle Hollande. Traduits de l'Anglois, accompagnés de détails précieux relatifs à M. de la Pérouse

      Paris 1790 - Octavo, two works together; quarter polished calf, rubbed, spine gilt in compartments with morocco label, very good copy. Revised French version. The second, considerably changed, Letellier version of Tench's account. Letellier had also published a version in 1789: it is not clear whether his edition or that published by Knapen the same year was the first French account of the new colony of New South Wales to appear in print. In this edition the publisher provides Tench's account the first eye-witness account of Australia's settlement - along with the account of La Pérouse at Botany Bay, together with the substantial addition of Patterson's narrative of travels in South Africa. This copy bears the ownership signeture of C. Johannes Brand, superintendent of the East India Company at the Cape of Good Hope. A pencilled note to the front endpaper notes that Captain Cook stayed with Brand at the Cape, and gifted a table to him as a token of appreciation. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Elementos de ciencias naturales, dispuestos por orden del Rey. Tomo primero

      Vda. de Ibarra, Madrid 1790 - 8º mayor, VI p., 479 p., 4 láms. pleg. Mancha en las 5 últimas páginas. Pergamino, lomo rotulado. Monografía del catedrático de la Real Escuela de Mineralogía de Madrid, que compendia sus lecciones en esta Escuela con la intención de servir de Tratado para los alumnos. El autor publica este primer volumen sobre Física en general, y anuncia que seguirá otro; a pesar de ello, parece que no llegó a publicarse ningún otro tomo. Ciencias naturales. Física. Astronomía. Natural sciences. Physics. Astronomy.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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