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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. 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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        L'Infante de Zamora Opéra Comique en 3 Actes Parodie sous la Musique de La Frascantana... [Subtitle]: Représenté à versailles devant leurs Majestés et en-suite à Strasbourg, à Brest, à Rouen, à Caen, à Marseilles, à Bordeaux, à Toulouse, &c. &c. &c. par M. Framery. Surintendant de la Musique de Mgr. le Comte d'Artois. [Full score]

      Paris: d'Enouville. [1790]. Folio. Contemporary green vellum boards with dark red rectangular title label gilt with decorative gilt border. 1f. (title), 308 pp. Engraved. From the André Meyer Collection, with collection annotation in blue ink to verso of rear free endpaper. & & Boards worn, spine lacking. Moderately foxed and browned; slight worming to blank inner margin of front free endpaper and title; sewing holes to inner blank margins; lower blank corner of pp. 179/180 torn away with no loss to printed area. . Possible First Edition. Lesure p. 478. BUC p. 756. RISM p. 270. & & "This parody includes music from at least 16 of the original items. It also draws on other music by Paisiello." Robinson p. 185 (giving precedence to this over the Le Duc edition).

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        Poems by Charles James, Esqr. containing, among others, Vanity of Fame, Petrarch to Laura, Acontius to Cydippé, The Year 1800; or, It will be so, Suicide. Second Edition, with Additions. Vol: 1

      London. Printed for T. Cadell..., J. Debrett, and G. G. J. and J. Robinson...[no date]. [?1790.]. 8vo, 202 x 123 mms., pp. xiv, [15], 16 - 144, engraved title-page, original wrappers, uncut; spine slightly defective, covers a bit soiled, but a good copy, with the contemporary autograph "J. Haslewood," i. e., the bibliographer and antiquary Joseph Haslewood (1769 - 1833), whose books were sold at auction in December, 1833. Charles James (d. 1821) wrote a number of well-regarded works, though his writings were eclipsed by the more famous Romantic authors. The collected works were published in two volumes in 1789. This volume is at least curious in that it is stated to be a second edition of volume 1; however, the contents are identical to the copy of volume 2 of the second edition in the British Library. The contents of the BL copy of volume 2 are very different from those in the present volume. Is this a bibliographical anomaly that escaped the eye of the printer and was snapped up as an unconsidered trifle by Haslewood's keen eye for and attention to the mistakes possible in the printing process?

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        Collections Towards the History and Antiquities of the Town and County of Leicester

      London: John Nichols, 1790 This is part of the material gathered by John Nichols for his outstanding 4 volume work The History of Leicestershire. There are numerous different collations for this work, with some sections available separately. This volume consists of the complete Collections Towards the History and Antiquities of the Town and County of Leicester - with title page - it starts at page 421 to 592. Pages 1 to 426 (there is an overlap) are the History of Hinckley and The History of Aston Flamville which are not present. Pages 593 to 609 is Mr Carte's Account of Leicester. This is followed by lists of the Abbots if St Marys, Deans of Newark College leading in to Additional Collections for Leicestershire complete to page 1486. The book finishes with an index to page 1508. There is a lot of misnumbering but it is the complete Leicester Section. Superb condition with 52 plates and 3 maps. In fine full leather binding, ex-Libris Trevor Hickman who has published many books on Leicestershire.

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        Mémoires de M. LE DUC DE CHOISEUL, Ancien Ministre de la Marine, de la Guerre & des Affaires étrangères; écrits par lui-même, Et imprimés sous ses yeux, dans son cabinet, à Chanteloup, en 1778.

      À CHANTELOUP ET À PARIS, CHEZ BUISSON 1790 - Deux tomes en un volume, in-8° , [4] 271, [2] 279 pages. Still well bound but cover worn. Apart from some light occasional foxing interior in nice clean condition. Inside front cover is a bookplate of an American University with it's Withdrawn stamp, this is partially covered by the paper slip to take a library card. Title page has Uni name neatly hole punched, hardly noticeable. No other lib marks apart from ref no sticker on bottom of spine. 1 vol ( 2 tomes ) volumes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems, The Second Edition, Altered and Corrected, With Several Additions

      Exeter: Printed by R. Trewman and Son, For G. G. and J. Robinson..., 1790. 8vo, 178 x 114 mms., pp. 256, ms. correction on page 179, contemporary mottled calf, spine ornately gilt in compartments to a fan motif, red morocco label, and numbering label "1" spine; joints cracked, corners worn, top of spine worn; the numbering label suggest that the volume was uniformly bound with other volumes, though there was never a volume 2 of Downman's work. The physician and poet Hugh Downman (1740 - 1809) published the poems in this volume in 1768 in The Land of the Muses, in Spenserian stanzas, and that poem begins this volume, though this time it appears also in rhyming couplets. The volume was reviewed in The Monthly Review for 1791, along with the fifth edition of his most popular poem, Infancy, or the Management of Children. The reviewer remarks, "Dr. Downman's poetry acquires its principal value from the plain and manly good sense with which it everywhere abounds, and which amply compensates for any occasional ruggedness in the metre." The Gentleman's Magazine commented that "The original poems in this collection, that of The Land of the Muses more particularly, do credit to Dr. D's genius and abilities, which the additional ones by no means tend to diminish." ESTC T92237 locates copies in BL, Devon and Exeter Institution Library, Exeter Central Library, Bodleian, Reading Univesity; and Harvard Houghton (2). WorldCat, however, locates a number of other copies in North America.

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        The Present State of Hudson's Bay. Containing a full description of that settlement, and the adjacent country; and likewise of the fur trade, with hints for its improvement, &c. &c

      London: Printed for Charles Stalker, 1790. 8vo. (8 1/8 x 4 7/8 inches). [4],vii,[1],128,133-230pp. Half title. One engraved plate and two folding tables. Bound to style in 18th century russia over period marble paper covered boards, spine ruled in gilt, lettered in the second compartment. Of major importance for Hudson Bay One of the earliest works dealing with the fur trade in western Canada and the Great Lakes region. Umfreville worked for the Hudson's Bay Company from 1771 to 1782, when he was captured by La Perouse at Fort York. After his release through an exchange of prisoners, he explored and traded in the region west of Lake Superior, in the employ of the North West Company, until 1788, when he went to New York. The text includes a printing of his journal, written during a trip from Montreal to New York, containing many references to the languages of the native Indian tribes, as well as the climate, soil, and natural history of the area. Howes U10, "b;" Streeter Sale 3650; Arctic Bibliography 18187; Sabin 97702; Pilling, Proof-Sheets 3951; TPL 602; Lande 1493; Peel 18.

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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 1790 - Presentation Copy. First Edition, First Issue. BURKE, 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, first issue of Burke's masterpiece, presentation copy. With points: B8, E2, F6, H2 and H3 are cancels, [A]2 is state a with the ornamental flower pointing to the right; the title is in state a, with the "M" in the imprint immediately below the first "D" of "Dodsley"; and 2A2 is in state x with no press figure. Inscribed, possible by the publisher or an emanuensis, on the title-page: "To Sir William Lee Bart. From the Author." Octavo (8 5/8 x 5 3/8 inches; 219 x 135 mm). iv, 356 pp. 19th-century half sheep over marbled boards. Original bluish-gray drab wrappers bound-in to front and back. Some wear at corners and joints, spine a but scuffed. Some occasional pale spotting along top edge. Overall a very nice copy. Provenance: William Lee, Bart. (presentation inscription on title-page); Archibald Philip Primrose, fifth earl of Rosebery, Prime Minister of England, 1894-95 (ALS to Rosebery from John Morley tipped-in, small Rosebery/Durdans blind stamp on title-page and p. 99, gift inscription on verso of front wrapper); armorial bookplate. Burke, a philosopher who desired justice for America but rejected Jefferson's doctrines, was very moved by the French Revolution of 1789. "To Burke an absorption with the end and neglect of the means was the most dreadful of sins. His anger and distrust were exacerbated by the dread that the aims, principles, methods and language which he detested in France might infect the people of England. This it was which provoked the Reflections, in which his distrust of the 'Perfectabilitarians' and of mere destructive criticism of institutions was magnificently voiced. To the view that the old regime was so rotten that wholesale revolution was necessary, Burke replied that any revolution that did not bring real liberty, which comes from the administration of justice under a settled constitution without bias from the mob, was no liberty. In the eternal debate between the ideal and the practical, the latter never had a more powerful or moving advocate" (PMM). Grolier, 100 English, 63. Printing and the Mind of Man 239. Rothschild 522. Todd 53a. HBS 66564. $15,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Manuscript Commonplace Book of Poetry, Epigrams, Anecdotes, Riddles, &c., some prose pieces and an interesting collection of articles taken and copied from Newspapers and Magazines from the Northern part of England.

      Manchester area? c - 1811 1790 - 8vo., 367 pages written throughout in one neat sloping hand, two thirds of the pages containing the Newspaper articles and prose pieces written from one end of the volume, and the remaining pages containing the poetry written from the other end of the volume, the whole (which is lacking the first page of the Newspaper articles) is unbound. A most interesting collection of articles mostly collected from obscure sources which gives an interesting insight into the reading of John Faulkner, an educated man. The Newspaper and Magazine articles are mostly taken from the Chester Chronicle, Sheffield Register or Manchester Gazetteer. Faulkner has written as a preamble to the collection :- " Jno Faulkner's Book Steal not this Book for fear of shame Mr Faulkner is the owners name And if you do it steal away Remember! at the last great Day That Jesus Christ will to you say Where is that Book you stole away From Jno Faulkner." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Map of the Kingdom of Denmark with the Duchy of Holstein. By William Faden, Geographer to the King. MDCCXC.

      London, Printed for Willm. Faden, Charing Cross, August 2, 1790. Kobberstik. 71 x 52 cm. Koloreret. - Stort og imponerende Danmarkskort med et væld af stednavne.. William Faden (1750-1836). Kartograf, forlægger og kongelig geograf

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        The whole proceedings on the trial of an information exhibited ex officio, by the King's Attorney General, against John Stockdale : for a libel on the House of Commons, tried ... the ninth of December, 1789, ... Taken in short hand by Joseph Gurney

      London: Printed for John Stockdale, Opposite Burlington House, Piccadilly, 1790. 1st Edition. Description: xi, [1] ,228, [16] p 24 cm. Notes: 'Four letters on the subject of Mr. Stockdale's trial, for a supposed libel on the House of Commons by "A Briton". With eight final advertisement leaves. Subjects: Logan, John, -- 1748-1786. -- Review of the principal charges against Warren Hastings. Hastings, Warren, -- 1732-1818. Jury -- Great Britain. Notes: Trial as a result of the publication of John Logan's pamphlet entitled "A review of the principal charges against Warren Hastings". Erskine's argument delivered Nov. 15, 1784, in support of a new trial because of a supposed judicial error in the trial of W.D. Shipley: p.[121]-228. Publisher's advertisements: p. [1]-[15] at end. "An argument in support of the rights of juries" is by Thomas Erskine. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards with the title blocked direct in gilt with gilt cross-bands. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Errata page inserted.

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        An Essay on Naval Tactics,

      London: Printed for T. Cadell [Part I]; for Cadell and Davies [Parts II, III, & IV],, 1790 & 1797. Systematical and Historical. With Explanatory Plates. In four parts. Quarto (270 × 205 mm). Contemporary streaked calf, red morocco label, gilt ruled compartments to spine, red sprinkled edges. Without the half title to part I, but with the half title and separate group title page to parts II–IV, 52 part-coloured plates of naval manoeuvres, 30 of them folding. Extracted contemporary review of the 1805 edition loosely inserted. Slightly rubbed at the extremities, bookplate removed from the front pastedown, gift inscription struck through on the title page to Part I, light toning, else a very good copy indeed. True first edition of Clerk's celebrated Essay, which is distinguished as "one of the first British accounts of tactics, as opposed to a work in French translation, and for its criticism of the current Royal Naval practice of looking more to signal books to the detriment of fighting instructions" (ODNB). Just the first part was privately distributed in 1782, with this first published edition appearing in 1790, and the remaining three parts being published 7 years later. Clerk is famous for the manoeuvre of cutting the enemy's line in attacking from the leeward, as successfully used by Admiral Rodney at the battle of the Saints, 12 April 1782. A controversy subsequently arose over the true origins of the manoeuvre, which was not explicitly described in Clerk's first edition, and in this edition Clerk himself admits that his ideas were not fully developed at the time of the battle of the Saints, and that his thinking had not finally come together until the late 1790s. "Clerk's abilities as a tactician may have been overrated by friends and disputed by his critics. Nevertheless, he remains an author of the highest order, who attempted to understand manoeuvres while looking for effective ways to bring the battle to a decisive conclusion. Clerk's Essay certainly helped to inspire a later generation of naval officers, notably Admiral Adam Duncan at the decisive battle of Camperdown (11 October 1797), and was subsequently translated into French, Portuguese, Russian, and Dutch." The gift inscription to both title pages, struck through on the first, is from Capt. Frank Sotheron "of His Majesty's Ship Latona" to Edward Leveson Gower, dated April 1801. Sotheron joined the service in 1776, aged 11, and distinguished himself as a Midshipman under Admiral M'Bride, seeing action at Ushant and at the relief of Gibraltar in 1780. He commanded the Latona in the expedition against the Helder in 1799, and "In the spring of 1802, he was sent abroad with despatches ; and some time after the renewal of hostilities, obtained the command of the Excellent, 74, attached to the Mediterranean fleet, under the orders of Lord Nelson, by whom he was entrusted with the defence of the Bay of Naples…" (Marshall Royal Naval Biography) From 1811 until his death in 1839 he was MP for Nottinghamshire. The recipient served during the Napoleonic Wars commanding Pomone and Eagle, spending three years in France as a prisoner of war.

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        Bilderbuch zum Nutzen und Vergnügen der Jugend, enthaltend eine angenehme Sammlung von Thieren, Pflanzen, Blumen, Früchten, Mineralien, Trachten

      Weimar 1790-1830.. 9 Bde. 4°. Zus. 694 (v. 1185) kolor. Kupfertaf. mit je 1 bzw. 2 Textbll. (deutsch-französ. u. manchmal engl.-italien. Paralleltext). HLd.-Bde. d. 19. Jhdts. Berieb. Stellenw. stockfl., einzelne Textbll. wasserrand., geringe Gebrauchsspuren. Um die Kinder durch eine vorgegebene Ordnung der dargestellten Dinge nicht zu ermüden, wählte Bertuch eine völlig unsystematische Abfolge der Motive. In den Vorbemerkungen des ersten Bandes schreibt er: 'habe ich die krellste und bunteste Mischung der Gegenstände gemacht und bitte nur immer zu bedenken, dass ich es mit Kindern zu thun habe, die ich blos amüsiren will'." (Univers. Heidelberg) Goed. IV, 1, 679, 19; Rümann, Kinderb. 33; Gumuchian 611; Hobrecker 613; Wegehaupt 131f. - "Eines der schönsten enzyklopädischen Werke für Kinder" (Göbels). "Das großartigste Anschauungsbuch der Zeit" (Dyhrenfurth). "Bis 1830 entstanden 12 Bände mit Bildern und kurzen Erklärungen... Die Kupfertafeln wurden unter der künstlerischen Leitung v. J. H. Lips unter Mitarbeit der freien Zeichenschule in Weimar hergestellt. In einem programmatischen Vorwort ... beschrieb Bertuch die enge Beziehung die ein Kind zu seinem Buch aufnimmt, und stellte die Grundforderungen der sachlichen Richtigkeit und der Kindgemäßheit für die Illustrationen auf... ein Bilderbuch ist für eine Kinderstube ein ebenso wesentliches und noch unentbehrlicheres Meuble als die Wiege, die Puppen oder das Schaukelpferd." (Doderer I, 136f.) "Das in Einzellieferungen herausgegebene enzyklopädisch angelegte Bilderbuch erschien zwischen 1790 und 1830 in einer Auflage von nur 3.000 Exemplaren. Das komplette Werk enthielt 1185 kolorierte Bildtafeln mit ca. 6000 einzelnen Kupferstichen. Die Tafeln sind in 14 Themengebiete aufgeteilt, wobei die Naturgeschichte mit 11 Themen den größten Raum einnimmt: 1. Vierfüssige Thiere; 2. Vögel; 3. Fische; 4. Insecten; 5. Pflanzen; 6. Menschen und Trachten; 7. Gewürme; 8. Conchylien; 9. Corallen; 10. Amphibien; 11. Mineralien; 12. Baukunst; 13. Alterthümer; 14. Vermischte Gegenstände. In der letzten Kategorie fanden vor allem zeitgenössische technische Entwicklungen Berücksichtigung, wie 1802 der erste Heißluftballon oder 1816 das Dampfboot.

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        Strictures on the Lives and Characters of Eminent Lawyers of the Present Day: Including, Among Other Celebrated Names, Those of the Lord Chancellor, and the Twelve Judges

      London: G Kearsley, 1790. A series of biographies on the notables of the day, extremely uncomplimentary to the subjects. The final chapter, an essay on the character of an honest lawyer, is an excuse to describe all the practices which are NOT followed by this person. Three-quarters leather over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, coloured top page edges, 232pp. Amateur tape repair to spine (ie clear tape covers the spine and spine joints), some rubbing to leather on corners, inked and pencilled name on back of front free endpapers, some age spotting (mostly confined to endpapers and margins). Would be very good without the tape repair.495g.. Three-Quarter Leather. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        General and Particular Descriptions of the Vertebrated Animals Arranged Conformably to the Modern Discoveries and Improvements in Zoology

      Edward Griffith (1790-1858) was a British zoologist and lawyer, and was an original member of the Zoological Society of London. This work was intended to be the first in a large series, but the remainder of the work was never completed.  Here is a spectacular, contemporary half-leather binding with raised and tooled spine bands, tooled spine label, leather corners, marbled paper boards, matching marbled endpapers, and matching marbled text block edges.  A striking and beaufiful example of the binders' craft.  The binding is worn but intact.  Do note that there is a full gutter break at the front endpapers, but the front cover remains fully and firmly attached to the spine and thus repair will be an easy matter of professionally reattaching the spine to the text block.  The contents are spectacular, including the profuse color and black and white drawings.  A previous owner's name, dated "1848", appears on the ffep, and the same owner's name is inked discretely at the top of the illustrated half-title.

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        Sammlung vieler Vorschriften von allerley Koch- und Backwerk für junges Frauenzimmer, von einer Freundin der Kochkunst in Göppingen. Neue verbesserte Ausgabe.

      Erhard und Löflund, Stuttgart 1790 - 8vo. 4 Bl., 374 S., 12 nn. Bl. (Register). - Beigebunden: eine umfangreiche Sammlung handschriftlicher Rezepte, teils zeitgenössisch, teils von alter Hand, auf 85 num. S. Dazu hs. Register. Pp. der Zeit. Am Rücken gebrochen und sorgfältig hinterlegt. Leicht stockfleckig, gelegentliche Wasserränder. gr.

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        Voyage dans les Montagnes de l'Ecosse

      ONT> ONT>, 1790 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The first French edition of Voyage dans les Montagnes de l'Ecosse by John Knox. Bound in the rare original publisher's boards. The text of this work is in French. John Knox, 1720 - 1790, was a bookseller and economic improver. He was born in Scotland, and moved to London, having a succesful and established business by the 1760s. In addition to his bookselling, Knox was also a minorpublisher. With strong interests in his native Scotland, Knox formed links with the Highland Society of London, and channelled is time, abilities, and moneys into acquiring first-hand knowledge of conditions in northern Scotland. . . He made a series of tours from 1764 onwards to both the west and east coasts of Scotland, sixteen times in twenty-three years, a formidable undertaking in an era when travel in remote areas was still difficult. His journey in the autumn of 1786, published in the following year as A Tour through the Highlands of Scotland and the Hebride Isles, showed how the sea-crossings by open boat at that season of the year were especially hazardous. (DNB)Condition: The bindings are generally tight and firm. The hinges are starting. There is wear to the extremities, including bumping and rubbing, with ink numbers to the tail of the spine. Internally the pages are bright with the occasional spot or handling mark. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Boys Skating - Garcons Patinant

      London: Published by J. R. Smith, King Street, Covent Garden, Dec. 9, 1790. Colour printed stipple. In excellent condition with the exception of some light creasing in right margin. Two small areas of surface soiling in bottom section of title section. Image size: 11 3/4 x 15 1/4 inches. 14 1/4 x 16 7/8 inches. 15 1/8 x 18 3/16 inches. A delightful colour printed winter scene depicting a skating party on a frozen lake by George Morland the master of English genre painting. George Morland was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career, some of England's most cherished paintings. At an early age Morland displayed his artistic genius, he learned to paint at three and exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy at the mere age of ten. Morland was a prodigious painter, producing more than 4000 paintings during the entirety of his career, and sometimes painting two or three works in a day. His beautiful idealistic scenes were a favorite source of inspiration for contemporary engravers, and as many as 250 separate engravings were done of his paintings during his lifetime. Morland is considered a master of genre, his beautiful paintings depict with subtle insight the tender side of English country life. This is a charming image of a group of young children enjoying a skating party. Ice skating became a popular pastime toward the close of the eighteenth century and was often depicted in painting and print.

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        THE WORKS OF THE ENGLISH POETS With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Observations (Complete in 75 volumes)

      J. Buckland et al, London 1790 - A highly attractive and complete set, in excellent condition of the second edition, which includes an additional fourteen poets, (including Johnson himself), added to the original selection of 1779-81. Numerous engraved copper plates to accompany Johnson's "Lives", half-titles/contents summary page to all volumes. Bound in contemporary full polished calf with matching marbled end papers and all edges. Spine decorated and lettered in gilt, with six compartments, the second and fifth with contrasting red and sepia title labels respectively, the third with oval black volume number label, all other compartmens with various gilt motifs and decoration. Gilt Greek key pattern to periphery of boards, gilt dentelles to edges. The condition is excellent with all title labels and number pieces present (a few replaced in facsimile), a little general wear and rubbing, the only fault to mention, the joints cracked to volume I, but boards firmly attached; joints to all other volumes fine. Contents clean and tight, a few end papers a little browned, very small contemporary signature to front free endpapers. A handsome set in outstanding condition. Provenance: From Newton Surmaville in Somerset. This house was originally bought by Robert Harbin, a mercer of Blandford in 1608 from Joseph Compton. Robert Harbin rebuilt the house, completed in 1612. The house has remained in the family until last year when the last member of the family Sophia Wyndham died aged 97. The contents of the house were sold in 2007, including the library which had remained untouched for hundreds of years. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Muster für einen Gesellenbrief im Posamentierhandwerk.) Franc Goldschmid del et sculp. Prag

      1790-1810., Prag 1790 - Standort: Mappe 1. - "Wir Geschworne Älteste und Sammentliche Burgerliche Posamentirer und Gesambte Gold, Silber, Treff, Borten, Bund, Quasten Stuhl Arbeith der Königl. Haupt Stadt Prag thuen kund Jedermanigglichen, das der Ehrbare Gesell Nahmens als bey Einen der Pragerischen Zunfft zugethanenen Meister Jahr Wochen in Arbeith gestanden " - Schön gestochener Rahmen. An den Rändern etwas stockfleckig, etwas angestaubt und an einer Stelle ganz leicht ausgefranst, sonst aber guter Zustand. Einmal gefaltet. Siehe Photo. 1 Blatt.

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        THE GENERAL HISTORY OF EUROPE; AND ENTERTAINING TRAVELLER Comprising an Historical and Geographical Account of all the Empires, Kingdoms, & C. in Europe,..from Their First Establishment to the End of the Present Year

      London: W. and J. Stratford. Hardcover. No date stated but assume 1790, Title page, frontispiece of Duke of York, dedication to His Royal Highness Frederick, Duke of York, [iv] preliminary discourse, (ii) introduction, 825 pages, 1 page directions to binder, 4 pages of subscribers, 70 engravings called for which include 19 fold out maps, all the maps are present with one map having wear on a fold and one with wear on foredge, 6 of the engravings are missing or not where the binders directions stated - 3 being portraits and 3 being scenic views - although there is no evidence of them being removed, they may have been bound in elsewhere, rebound in full leather retaining the original leather spine and title label, book size 400 x 250mm or 15 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches, overall a very good copy of this scare title. Heavy book will require extra postage cost. Please email for accurate postage costs. .

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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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        Bell's New Pantheon; Or Historical Dictionary of the Gods, Demi-Gods, Heroes, and Fabulous Personages of Antiquity: also, of the Images and Idols Adored in the Pagan World; Together With Their Temples, Priests, Altars, Oracles, Fasts, Festivals, Games, Etc. As Well As Descriptions Of Their Figures, Representations, And Symbols. Collected From Statues, Pictures, Coins, And Other Remains Of The Ancients. The Whole Designed To Facilitate The Study Of Mythology, History, Poetry, Painting, Statuary, Medals, etc., etc. and compiled from the best authorities. Richly Embellished with Characteristic Prints

      London: printed for J. Bell, Bookseller to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, 1790 - First edition. 2 volumes bound in one vols., 4to. 37 plates with 98 images.[4], 407; [2] , 329 [3, index] pp. Contemporary calf, rebacked preserving spine. Very good copy [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Thoughts in the Form of Maxims: Addressed to Young Ladies, on their First Establishment in the World. The Second Edition

      London: Printed for T. Cornell, 1790 Second edition, originally published the previous year. Contemporary mottled calf with covers ruled in gilt; gilt spine with black leather label. . Octavo. Complete with half-title. Old ink monogram on a preliminary blank, armorial bookplate of Kathleen Alice Rayleigh?possibly the wife of physicist Robert Strutt, fourth baron Rayleigh (1875-1947), though it appears to be older. A little scuffing to back cover, but a fine, attractive copy. A collection of pieces of advice given to newly married women regarding personal behavior, the training and managing of servants and her household, demeanor towards her husband, the use of time, recreations, etc. Howard (1721 - 1795) was the daughter of William Byron, fourth Lord Byron. and the second wife of Frederick Howard, Fourth Earl of Carlisle (1694 - 1758). Her own life was marked by affairs and bad choices.

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        The Complete Confectioner

      London: Printed for the Author [1790] Though there is no printed date, "Second Edition" does appear on the title page. We note a faint horizontal abrasion above "Price seven shillings," suggesting to us that the line reading MDCCXC has been removed. Our copy is likely the Second Edition of 1790. Bound in contemporary marbled calf with gilt decorations to boards & spine. Black title plate to spine. Illustrated by 10 copper plates, 3 folding out. Usual wear to outer extremities. Rebacked, rubbed, first free endpage and/or half-title missing. Light browning to edges, inscribed on two plates. Text generally very clean with some light foxing. Some writing in pencil & in ink to the front pastedown.. Second Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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      Lon., 1790.. Folding table. A manuscript note on a copy of the 1788 first edition in the Royal Navy Library at Portsmouth states that the author may have been a Captain Inglefield. The author defends the supremacy of the British Navy as compared to that of France amidst popular criticism to the contrary. He uses examples of engagements with French naval forces during the American Revolution to prove his point. The table, a summary of the Battle of the Saints, 12 April 1792, during which Admiral Rodney soundly defeated his French adversary, lists the British ships, commanders, guns, men, and casualties. Pages 21-22 describe Paul Jones’ victory in Bon Homme Richard over Captain Richard Pearson in Serapis. “Sneers for the enemy, praise for British valor; even the fight with the Serapis by ‘the desperate English outlaw Paul Jones,’ is a British victory.” - ESTC T72998; Howes S429. Bound as issued in original boards and cords; untrimmed. Housed in a custom quarter-calf clamshell box.

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        Black Monday or the Departure for School

      London: Published by William Redmore Bigg, 1 December 1790. Colour printed mezzotint. In good condition apart from some neat repairs in the margins. 17 7/8 x 23 5/8 inches. 19 3/4 x 25 1/8 inches. 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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        To the Society of Goffers at Blackheath, This Plate Is with Just Respect Dedicated by Their Mosthumble Servant [19th Century Copy of Rare 18th Century Print]

      1790, 19th century copy. () Very good. Colour print. 46 X 29 CM (18 X 11.5 inches). Framed in a gilt frame measuring 61 X 43 CM (24 X 17 inches) with some wear and chipping to corners and green matting. The original “To the Society of Goffers at Blackheath” was based on a painting by Lemuel Francis Abbott (1760-1802) and was issued by Valentine Green as a Mezzotint print, circa 1790. It is one of the first golf portraits ever published, and the Blackheath golf course depicted in the print was a primitive five-to-seven-hole golf affair, its members being wealthy merchants. Based on the records that survive from those early days, the Blackheath club had 45 members at the time depicted in this print. The print itself shows William Innes (1719-1795), Blackheath’s captain, and an unnamed Greenwich Hospital Naval pensioner serving as caddie. Originally Painted by L. F. Abbell. Engraved by Gwen Mezzatinto Engraver to his Majesty & the Elector Palantine..

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        Retratos de los Reyes de España, desde Atanarico hasta nuestro Católico Monarca Don Carlos III. Con sus correspondientes Inscripciones y el Sumario de la Vida de cada Rey. [Parte II del Tomo III y último de la obra: de Carlos I a Carlos III]

      Madrid, por Lorenzo de San Martín, Impresor, 1790. Al fin: 1792. 4to.; portada, 3 hs. con la Lista de Suscriptores, 440 pp., 3 hs., y nueve láminas retrato (de once). Falto de algunas palabras en la páginas 243/244, por pérdida de papel en la esquina inferior exterior de la hoja. Encuadernación en piel marbreada con lomera ornada.

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        Letters Concerning Mind. To which is added, A Sketch of Universal Arithmetic; Comprehending the Differential Calculus, And the Doctrine of Fluxions [WITH] A Summary View Of The Soul's Perceptive Faculties; And Also Of Dialectic or Logic: Introduction To The Theory of Mind

      London: John & James Rivington, 1790 & 1792. First edition. leather_bound. Full straight-grained red morocco. Aeg. 2 vols. in one./No Dust Jacket. 90 & 79 pages. 21 x 23.5 cm. Errata leaf, published posthumously. LOWNDES 1846. "An excellent work, full of profound and abstruse learning." This copy with the leather Johnsonian bookplate of R. B. Adam. Binding attributed to Roger Payne. Minor, intermittent toning, light stain back cover, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles, gilt cover border panels.

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        Nouvel Atlas Portatit De La Geographie Ancienne (Atlas | Map | North America | South America | De Vaugondy Atlas)

      Paris: A Paris chez l'Auteur Rue du Foin St. Jacques, 1790. Contemporary half calf professionally rebacked.. Marbled boards. Very light foxing to pages. 52 maps hand colored in outline. Includes two hemisphere maps with North America quite distorted at the North & West. Corners heavily worn. Overall in GOOD condition. Photos available upon request. Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688–1766), also known as Le Sieur or Monsieur Robert, and his son, Didier Robert de Vaugondy (c.49–1786), were leading mapmakers in France during the 1700s. In 1757, they published The Atlas Universel, one of the most important atlases of the 18th century. To produce the atlas, the Vaugondys integrated older sources with more modern surveyed maps. They verified and corrected the latitude and longitude of many regional maps in the atlas with astronomical observations. The older material was revised with the addition of many new place names. In 1760, Didier Robert de Vaugondy was appointed geographer to Louis XV. Gilles and Didier Robert De Vaugondy produced their maps and terrestrial globes working together as father and son. Globes of a variety of sizes were made by gluing copperplate-printed gores on a plaster-finished papier-mache core, a complicated and expensive manufacturing process, employing several specialists. In some cases it is uncertain whether Gilles or Didier made a given map. Gilles often signed maps as "M.Robert", while Didier commonly signed his maps as "Robert de Vaugondy", or added "fils" or "filio" after his name. The Robert de Vaugondys were descended from the Nicolas Sanson family through Sanson's grandson, Pierre Moulard-Sanson; from him they inherited much of Sanson's cartographic material which they combined with maps and plates acquired after Hubert Jaillot's death in 1712 to form the basis the Atlas Universel. Sources from the Dépôt de la Marine, the official French repository for maritime-related information, were used for their maps of Canada and South America. Like Ortelius and Mercator, the Vaugondy's credited their sources, which has greatly benefited the study of the history of cartography during that period.. New Edition. Quarter Calf Leather. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardcover.

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        The Works of Mr. William Shakespeare; in Six Volumes. Adorn'd with Cuts... By N. Rowe

      London: Jacob Tonson. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. THE EXTRAORDINARILY INFLUENTIAL ROWE SHAKESPEARE: The first octavo edition, the first illustrated edition, and the first critically edited edition. We now recognize the Rowe edition "as the first critically edited version of Shakespeare… [It] was a radical departure. Cheifly, it opened the way for the enormous editorial and critical labors by which Shakespeare was to become so deeply absorbed within the consciousness of Western culture during the centuries that followed. Rowe's was the first edition of Shakespeare's plays to employ 'modern' spelling, and consistent act and scence divisions. Other innovations were the lists of dramatis personae prefacing each play, the frequent indications of scene locations, the additions of many 'missing' exit and entrance directions, the 'correction' of punctuation, and the provision of the editor's name. "Rowe's edition also included the first formal biography of Shakespeare… [T]his remained the standard biography until Edmund Malone's major additions appeared in 1790. Rowe's text made Shakespeare more accessible and intelligible to readers, a feature aided by Tonson's decision to publish the work, not in a large and bulky singe folio edition, but in a six-volume octavo format. All this, however, is by way of prelude to noting another radical feature of the Tonson/Rowe edition of Shakespeare--its illustrations" (Young, Hamlet and the Visual Arts). With 43 engravings (one prefacing each play), additionally with engraving of the Stratford monument in the "Life" and with frontispiece engraving in volume I only (issued with the same engraving as the frontispiece of each volume). London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1709. Octavo, nineteenth-century three-quarter morocco gilt; all edges gilt. Six volumes. Occasional light foxing. A beautiful set, very handsomely bound.

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        An Essay on Naval Tactics, Systematical and Historical. With explanatory plates... Part I [only]

      London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1790. . First edition, 4to, (iii)-xii, (5)-165, (1), 8 advertisement pp, bound without the half title. 30 folding plates, mostly showing ship manoeuvres, with some light browning and several pencilled annotations, edge of one plate soiled. Contemporary half calf, spine neatly restored retaining the original backstrip. “ of the first British accounts of tactics, as opposed to a work in French translation” (DNB). ESTC calls for a leaf of advertisements following the preliminaries, but does not mention the 8 pages of advertisements at the end. Parts II, III and IV were published in 1797.

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        An Index to the Remarkable Passages and Words Made Use of by Shakespeare

      London - John Stockdale, 1790 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A smart copy of this glossary of the words of Shakespeare. First edition thus. Among Shakespeare's greatest contributions to the English language must be the introduction of new vocabulary and phrases which have enriched the language making it more colorful and expressive. Some estimates at the number of words coined by Shakespeare number in the several thousands. However Warren King clarifies by saying that, In all of his work - the plays, the sonnets and the narrative poems - Shakespeare uses 17,677 words: Of those, 1,700 were first used by Shakespeare. Condition: Rebound in a full calf binding. Externally smart, with just some light rubbingin places and a couple of marks. Internally, firmly bound. Ink inscription dated 1882 to recto of front free-endpaper. Pagaes are bright and mainly clean, apart from the odd instance of spotting. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        Voyages dans les parties intérieures de l'Amerique, pendant le cours de la derniere guerre. Par un officier de l'Armée Royale. Traduit de l'Anglois

      Paris, Briand 1790.. Tome 1er (ap.of 2). 2 Bll., 396 S. Mit 1 mehrf. gefalt. Kupferkarte. HLdr. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldpräg. Kanten leicht berieb. Sabin I, 172 - First french edition. Contemp. half calf with gilt spine. Edges slightly rubbed. 1 folded, engraved map

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        Reports of Cases Ruled and Adjudged in the Courts of Pennsylvania

      1790. [Supreme Court, United States]. Dallas, A[lexander] J[ames] [1759-1817], Reporter. Reports of Cases Ruled and Adjudged in the Courts of Pennsylvania, Before and Since the Revolution. Philadelphia: Printed, For the Reporter, By T. Bradford, 1790. [ix], [1], 494, [24], [25]-26, [495]-502 pp. Title page lacking. [And] Reports of Cases Ruled and Adjudged in the Several Courts of the United States, And of Pennsylvania, Held at the Seat of the Federal Government. Volume II. Philadelphia: Printed for the Reporter, At the Aurora Office, 1798; Volume III. Philadelphia: Printed for the Reporter, 1799; Volume IV. Philadelphia: Printed for P. Byrne, By Fry and Kammerer, 1807. Four volumes in all. Complete set. Octavo (8" x 5"). Later buckram, black-stamped volume numbers and red and black lettering pieces to spines. Some shelfwear and soiling, later court- office inkstamps to front pastedowns and bottom edges of text block, a few cracks to text block, a few loose or partially detached leaves with minor edgewear. Some toning and light foxing to text, minor tears to some leaves, a few with minor loss to text, signatures and early stamps to title pages. * First editions. With side-notes and indexes. Later republished as Volumes 1-4 of United States Reports. Dallas was the first to report cases heard before the U.S. Supreme Court, which sat in Philadelphia from 1791 to 1801. They are also one of the first three sets of reports produced in the United States. (The others are Ephraim Kirby's Connecticut Reports and Francis Hopkinson's Judgements in the Admiralty of Pennsylvania.) The quality of Dallas's reporting is a matter of debate, but his significance is beyond dispute. Cohen and O'Conner offer a fair assessment: "Although his reports were less satisfying and less reliable than those of the English reporters of the period, Dallas provided a record which otherwise would not have been available. He thereby began a reporting tradition for the Supreme Court which was to help shape American legal history" (22). Our copy of Volume 1 is a later issue that includes two publisher catalogues and "Additional Index" containing "Proceedings of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, In the Case of the Commonwealth v. Doane, Subsequent to

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        Annual Register, The

      J. Dodsley The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature, For the Year 1790. Vol.XXXII. PP: [4], 556, 179, [xiv]. Full leather binding (lacks lower cover, hinge detached), gilt ruling, lettering (lower spine label present, text block solid & clean, lightly scattered foxing.

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      Poor. 1790-1816. Hardcover. Collection of 7 almanacs for the years 1790 to 1816. Leaves are toned and some soiling. Lots of tattering to page edges and a couple torn pages. Not certain whether or not each almanac is complete. .

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        July 17, 1790 COLUMBIAN CENTINEL First Copyright LAW. Signed in Print by George Washington

      Boston, 1790. Other Other. Good. (Vintage Newspapers) This is the Saturday July 17, 1790 issue of the Columbian Centinel. This is the issue in which the FIRST COPYRIGHT LAW in the United States was announced and published! Signed in print by President George Washington. 'Congress of the United States: At the Second Session...Monday the 4th of January, 1790. An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies, during the Times therein mentioned.' This act protected books, maps and charts etc. Only U.S. Citizens were covered, a policy which was followed until 1891. Much of the credit for the law being enacted belongs to Noah Webster. The Act appearing on page 1 of The Columbian Centinel provides that 'the author and authors of any map, chart, book or books already printed within these United States, being a citizen or citizens thereof...shall have the ole right and liberty of printing, reprinting, publishing and vending such map, chart, book or books...' The law also applies to maps, books or charts already completed but not yet published. The Copyright Act gave protection for a period of 14 years, with the right of renewal for another 14 years. According to the Act violators of the new law 'shall forfeit all and every copy...and all and every the author or proprietor...who shall forthwith destroy the same.' In addition 'offenders shall also forfeit and pay the sum of fifty cents for every sheet which shall be found in his or her possession...' And owners whose rights have been violated can file suit ' any court of record in the United States...within one year after the cause of action...' The Act was signed by the Speaker and President of the Senate on May 25, 1790. It was signed by George Washington on May 31, 1790, shown in this issue of The Centinel with his signature printed in script type. Printed and Published by Benjamin Russell. Toning with some additional foxing. Edge wear with horizontal fold mark in the middle. Middle, right edge has extra wear with small paper chipping. Another such area of wear occurs 3/4 down on the right side. Good condition overall. Paper measures about 10 x 15 inches. 4 Pages. $2000.00

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        Bell's New Pantheon; Or Historical Dictionary of the Gods, Demi-Gods, Heroes, and Fabulous Personages of Antiquity: also, of the Images and Idols Adored in the Pagan World; Together With Their Temples, Priests, Altars, Oracles, etc. (2 Volumes Complete)

      London: J. Bell, 1790. Two volumes bound in one. Modern half maroon morocco leather with raised bands embossed gilt designs. Marbled boards. New endsheets. Two volumes professionally rebound in single volume in red morocco leather. Beautiful book. New end pages. Minor foxing very minor foxing near the beginning and end of each volume, but it's clean in the middle. If not for foxing it would be Fine (Like New). In incredible shape for its age.. First Edition. Half Morocco Leather. Very Good. Illus. by Richly Embellished With characteristic Prints. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardcover.

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      [Cap Fran­­çais? 1790].. 11pp. Quarto. Gathered signatures, stitching perished. Minor soiling and wear. Very good. Untrimmed. Document relating Colonel Mauduit's testimony of the events of the night of July 29 to 30, 1790, in Port-au- Prince, together with the Captain General's report on the district. Thomas-Antoine de Mauduit du Plessis (1753- 1791), a French officer who had served in the American Revolution, was posted to Saint Domingue in 1787 as the commandant of the Port-au-Prince regiment. Opposed to the French Revolution and the emancipation of the salves on the colony, Mauduit and others worked against the royal orders during the Haitian Revolution. This report gives Mauduit's version of events of July 29-30, when the governor general sent soldiers out to arrest seditious persons in the middle of the night. Mauduit was the commanding officer, and the officers under him are all listed in the document. Due to his harsh tactics and unpopularity with the revolutionary elements, Mauduit was murdered in an uprising on the island in March 1791.

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        Bell?s New Pantheon; or, Historical Dictionary of the Gods, Demi-gods, Heroes, and Fabulous Personages of Antiquity...

      London: Printed by and for J. Bell..., MDCCXC [1790]. Two volumes in one: 2 p.l., 407; [2], 329, [3] p., 37 plates; 30 cm. Title continues: also, of the images and idols adored in the pagan world; together with their temples, priests, altars, oracles, fasts, festivals, games... Illustrated with engraved plates by Charles Grignion, J. Thornthwaite, and others. Bound in full leather by Hope Bindery, Jim DiMarcantonio; very good. Stock#OB721 oversize.

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        [Raphael's Copper Engraved Plates (Engraving) of Vatican] Quarta Ed Ultima Parte Delle Logge Di Raffaele Nel Vaticano Che Contiene I Fatti Piu Celebri Della Sacra Bibbia Dipinti Nelle Volte Di Esse Logge in Cinquantadue Quadri In Roma L'anno MDCCXC

      Roma [Roma]: Presso Pietro Paolo Montagani Negoziante Di Stampe , 1790. Size: 15 inches x 11 3/8 inches (38cm x 29cm) This Raphael book of 50 plates is exceptionally rare and is not found in worldcat. Giving some of Raphael's paintings in the Vatican for the connesuir. I only found one reference to this book online in Italy where they were displaying this book saying that no other known copies had survived being broken up for the plates. All fifty plates of Raphael's work in good condition with tissue guards. There is some very light foxing yet still very desireable. Oblong folio bound in 19th century half red morocco leather with raised bands and gilt. Photos available upon request. Raphael or Raffaello (April 6, 1483 - April 6, 1520) was a master painter and architect of the Florentine school in the Italian High Renaissance, celebrated for the perfection and softness of his paintings. He was also called Raffaello Sanzio, Raffaello Santi, Raffaello da Urbino or Rafael Sanzio da Urbino.. First Edition. Half Morocco Leather. Very Good. Illus. by Rafael, Raphael, Raffaello, Raffael . Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Hardcover.

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        Les Alsaciens dans les Corps d'Elite

      A portfolio of 48 plates (total should be 50) in a blue cloth-covered flower-box with a slipcase that has a blue leather spine. There was probably a booklet with text, which is missing. The plates are 11" x 14" and all in vg+ or better consition (French captions). They depict French soldiers in uniform from about 1790 to 1870. The flower-box is vg; its leather pull-tab has broken off. The slipcase is vg; has some soiling and edgewear but the leather spine looks nice. Please be aware that shipping this item will require extra charges above our standard rate.. Illus. by Tanconville and Maurice Toussaint.

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        Poems, The Second Edition, Altered and Corrected, With Several Additions.

      Exeter: Printed by R. Trewman and Son For G. G. and J. Robinson. 1790 - 8vo, 178 x 114 mms., pp. 256, ms. correction on page 179, contemporary mottled calf, spine ornately gilt in compartments to a fan motif, red morocco label, and numbering label "1" spine; joints cracked, corners worn, top of spine worn; the numbering label suggest that the volume was uniformly bound with other volumes, though there was never a volume 2 of Downman's work. The physician and poet Hugh Downman (1740 - 1809) published the poems in this volume in 1768 in The Land of the Muses, in Spenserian stanzas, and that poem begins this volume, though this time it appears also in rhyming couplets. The volume was reviewed in The Monthly Review for 1791, along with the fifth edition of his most popular poem, Infancy, or the Management of Children. The reviewer remarks, "Dr. Downman's poetry acquires its principal value from the plain and manly good sense with which it everywhere abounds, and which amply compensates for any occasional ruggedness in the metre." The Gentleman's Magazine commented that "The original poems in this collection, that of The Land of the Muses more particularly, do credit to Dr. D's genius and abilities, which the additional ones by no means tend to diminish." ESTC T92237 locates copies in BL, Devon and Exeter Institution Library, Exeter Central Library, Bodleian, Reading Univesity; and Harvard Houghton (2). WorldCat, however, locates a number of other copies in North America. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A HISTORY OF THE LATE SIEGE OF GIBRALTAR. With a Description and Account of That Garrison, from the Earliest Periods. Fourth Edition.

      Printed by T. Spilsbury and Son. 1790 - 4to. A handsome volume. Modern 3/4 leather binding with marbled boards. Fine binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. 4th ed. xxiv, 356 p., 10 folded leaves of plates, maps + extra plate of the east view of Gibraltar laid in. New end pages. Provenance: George Macleod Baynes, Royal Artillery. (listed in the register of Royal Marine officers, 1821) Also, E.L. Home. George W. Phipps. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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