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        Travels To Discover the Source of the Nile, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773. In five volumes.

      Edinburgh: by J. Ruthven for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, London, 1790 - 5 volumes, quarto (315 × 246 mm). Uncut in original marbled boards, sometime rebacked to style retaining the original printed paper spine labels. Sides rubbed, tips slightly bumped and worn, numbering on vol. 1 spine label completed in skilful manuscript facsimile, printer's occasional, light finger-marks to margins, a few small nicks and chips to page-edges as usual in untrimmed books, extremely faint offsetting from a few plates, blind stamp of American writer and collector Winthrop Palmer Boswell (b. 1922) to vol. 1 front free endpaper, light foxing to vol. 2 sigs G, N-O and T and vol. 3 sigs. A-B, vol. 2 sig. 3U marked, vol. 3 sig. Pp2 a cancel, tipped to laid-in stub of cancelland, vol. 5 lacking sig. A4 as issued, the text continuous, mild disruption to paper of lightly foxed second folding map along the plate boundary, the image unaffected. These flaws minor: a superb copy, remarkably crisp and fresh, complete with the half-titles, with several unopened gatherings to the rear of vols. 3 and 4, and rich impressions of the plates. Engraved vignette title to each volume, arms to dedication, 55 plates mostly of natural history subjects, 3 battle plans each with leaf of explanatory text, 4 leaves of Ethiopian dialects and 3 folding maps on large paper. First edition, a superb copy of "one of the great travel accounts of the eighteenth century" (ODNB). James Bruce of Kinnaird (1730-1794) was only the second European to visit the isolated mountain kingdom of Abyssinia since the expulsion of the Jesuits in the 1640s (after French physician Jacques Poncet in 1699), and his fame on his return rivalled that of Captain Cook, recently returned from the Pacific, and on whose Voyage to the Pacific Ocean he consciously modelled his own text. Many of his stories, however, "were regarded as being too fabulous to be true, and he found himself ridiculed by society, especially by Samuel Johnson who had translated the narrative of [17th-century Portuguese Jesuit] Jeronimo Lobo" (Howgego). A sceptical public had to wait sixteen years while William Logan and later Benjamin Latrobe edited Bruce's chaotic notes and journals. "In conformity with 18th-century conventions of travel writing, it is an 'immethodical miscellany', ranging from striking adventure stories, reported dialogues, and Shandean asides boasting of his success with African women, through a pedantic history of ancient Ethiopia (which occupies most of the first two volumes), to vivid sketches of contemporary Abyssinian life, politics, and natural history. It was immensely successful, most of the original edition being sold to retail booksellers within thirty-two hours, and was rapidly translated into French and German" (ODNB). The excellent plates, chiefly bound into the fifth volume, separately titled "Select Specimens of Natural History, collected in Travels to discover the Source of the Nile, in Egypt, Arabia, Abyssinia, and Nubia", are based on the drawings of Bruce and his companion Luigi Balugani, and superbly engraved by Heath. Arcadian Library 8441; Blackmer 221; Gay 2612; Fumagalli 112; Henze pp. 373-6; Howgego I B171; Ibrahim-Hilmy I p. 91; Macro 600 for the 1804 edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Parnaso Italiano

      Antonio Zattae Figli, Venice 1790 - Twenty volumes out of a set of 56 volumes of Italian poetry and drama, largely from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. Volumes 36 t0 51 run sequentially and are all bound in blue leather with gold outlines, volume numbers and gilded page edges. Bindings show some wear at the edges but are basically sound. Pages too are in good condition for age with some occasional staining. There are some illustrations, varying with contents [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Istituzioni di mineralogia con la maggior chiarezza disposte per facilmente imparare a conoscere i fossili dedicate a sua altezza reale D. Ferdinando I.

      Dalla Stamperia Reale (Bodoni), Parma 1790 - In-8 (230x155 mm.), pp. (4), XXIII, (1), 104. Cartonato alla rustica coevo, perfetto esemplare, a margini ancora intonsi, impresso su carta forte e candida. Prima e unica edizione. Bibliografia: Broos, 406. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England . . . the First Worcester Edition . . . Containing the Last Corrections of the Author, the Additions by Richard Burn . . . and Continued to the Present Time [etc.]. Eller 83 [her copy imperfect]; Lauechli 134

      Printed . . . by Isaiah Thomas, Sold at His Bookstore [etc.], Worcester 1790 - Contemporary speckled sheep, front joint of volume one loose, the set quite rubbed with some chipping to the spine ends; a usable set The first American duodecimo edition and the first to be printed by Isaiah Thomas, with the preface and postscript lacking in Eller's copy; with the engraving of Blackstone published by Harrison & Co. in 1795 [Baker v] affixed to the front pastedown

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        A view of the town and castle of Macao

      Artist: Anonymus ; issued in: ; date: ca 1790 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 20 x 31; - description: View of the harbour city Macao

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        CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: AT THE SECOND SESSION, BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF NEW-YORK, ON MONDAY THE FOURTH OF JANUARY, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY. RESOLVED BY THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES...THAT ALL TREATIES MADE...SHALL FROM TIME TO TIME BE PUBLISHED...[caption title]

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

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        DISCORSO ALLE DONNE intorno agl'incomodi della gravidanza e del puerperio. Con un'appendice sui danni, che reca ai fanciulli il latte delle gravide, del medico...

      Maffei, 1790. in-8, pp. 1 cb, (6), 72, 1 cb, bella leg. di pregio in marocchino rosso con ricchi fregi oro ai piatti e al d., dentelles, risguardi in carta marmorizz. Tagli dorati. Front. a due colori con fine fregio xilogr. Ex libris. Opera stampata su carta colorata color ocra. Rarissima opera censita in un solo esempl. nell'indice SBN delle biblioteche italiane. L'A., Pietro Mazzocchi (Tronzano Vercelli 1751 - 1795), dimostra di essere pioniere nel genere di trattati scientifici indirizzati direttamente ad un pubblico femminile per la divulgazione delle nozioni fondamentali di ostetricia: la prima scuola ufficiale di ostetricia infatti nasce in Francia nel 1802. Dalla prefazione: "Per le Donne fu scritto questo discorso ed alle Donne viene indirizzato". Un capitolo è dedicato all'allattamento al seno secondo l'A. una pratica nociva per la salute del bambino. Perfetto esempl. [136]

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        BIJIN: JAPANESE BEAUTY, MOTHER WITH SON HOLDING GAUZE CLOTH.[Color Japanese Wood

      [Japan ca.1790-1800's, n.p.]. Oban color woodblock print, patstel colors, paper darkened,image & registry strong, with publisher's seal, 24.6 x 37 cm.,a couple of old restorations to the verso, otherwise nice old print. RARE ORIGINAL WORK ! *** *** UTAMARO KITAGAWA [1750-1806] AN ORIGINAL JAPANESE COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINT THE BIJIN SUBJECT: This lovely period print. It shows a tender domestic scene, a mother holds up a sheer net gauze fabric, peering through it, revealing her face. Perhaps she is contemplating making a summer Yukata [thin cotton garment]. This kind of cool cloth is suitable for light-weight summer wearing allowing the humid Tsuyu [rainy monsoon] season air to circulate, cooling the body. At her right knee is a young boy-child, her son? He leans on her knee, playing with a bamboo-fan. The large bolt of gauze textile is on the floor, as are a pair of scissors, ruler, and in the background a Hari-bako [sewing box], with a red pin cushion at the ready. PUBLISHER'S SEAL: At the extreme left margin is an unread publisher's seal. CONDITION: The work is hand-printed in color by woodblocks on hand-made Washi paper. Te color, registry, impression are excellent and strong. The print overall shows its age with the usual patina commensurate with a work from the 1790'sto the early 1800's. The print remains impressive and a delight to view. The print has some the usual minor chips to the edges. There is the typical aged paper 'toning' and 'darkening' expected for a work more than 240 years old. There are some old mends to the verso. Just above the woman's head and just above the small black Hari-bako are two old verso, Washi-mended holes, then hand-colored to blend in. There are a several other very tiny verso mended pin holes. The work is now firm & stable. The restorations and mends do not greatly distract from the overall image and impression. Nevertheless, a classic pose and fine example of Utamaro's stunning ability and superb composition skills. DATE: The print is undated, through 'stylistic analysis' we can place its printing date to circa 1790's to the early 1880's. WHO WAS KITAGAWA UTAMARO [1754-1806]: He was the son and pupil of Toriyama Sekiyen, one of the leading artists of the Ukiyo-E School. The foremost painter of women of his period, an eminent painter and woodblock artist, greatly respected, one of the most celebrated masters of the time. He had several pupils and innumerable imitators, forgers of his name, among the latter were Toyokuni and more particularly Eeizan. Extracted from Stewart below. REFERENCES: STEWART, Basil. JAPANESE COLOUR-PRINTS AND THE SUBJECTS THEY ILLUSTRATE: A Guide for the Collector & Student with Description of the Subjects Illustrated in Landscape, Drama, Story and Portraiture. VON SEIDLITZ, W. A HISTORY OF JAPANESE COLOUR-PRINTS. LANE, Richard. IMAGES FROM THE FLOATING WORLD: THE JAPANESE PRINT, INCLUDING AN ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY OF UKIYO-E: Utamaro entries on pp.21, 124,127, 135-41, 341-346. [ISHII, Kendon.] NISHIKI-E NO ARATAME-IN NO KOH-SHOH: READINGS OF CENSOR'S SEALS ON JAPANESE PRINTS ROBERTS, Laurance P. A DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS PAINTING, SCULPTURE, CERAMICS, PRINTS, LACQUER: p.193. KOBAYASHI, Tadashi. UTAMARO. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utamaro .

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        Memoirs and Travels. In two volumes. Dublin, P. Wogan et al

      1790 - 2 vols. 8vo, xxxviii, [2], 390; [iv], 372pp, contemporary full calf [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BIJIN: JAPANESE BEAUTY, MOTHER WITH SON HOLDING GAUZE CLOTH.[Color Japanese Wood

      - [Japan ca.1790-1800's, n.p.]. Oban color woodblock print, patstel colors, paper darkened,image & registry strong, with publisher's seal, 24.6 x 37 cm.,a couple of old restorations to the verso, otherwise nice old print. RARE ORIGINAL WORK ! *** *** *** . . UTAMARO KITAGAWA [1750-1806] . . . AN ORIGINAL JAPANESE COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINT . . *** THE BIJIN SUBJECT: This lovely period print. It shows a tender domestic scene, a mother holds up a sheer net gauze fabric, peering through it, revealing her face. Perhaps she is contemplating making a summer Yukata [thin cotton garment]. This kind of cool cloth is suitable for light-weight summer wearing allowing the humid Tsuyu [rainy monsoon] season air to circulate, cooling the body. . At her right knee is a young boy-child, her son? He leans on her knee, playing with a bamboo-fan. The large bolt of gauze textile is on the floor, as are a pair of scissors, ruler, and in the background a Hari-bako [sewing box], with a red pin cushion at the ready. . *** PUBLISHER'S SEAL: At the extreme left margin is an unread publisher's seal. . *** CONDITION: The work is hand-printed in color by woodblocks on hand-made Washi paper. Te color, registry, impression are excellent and strong. The print overall shows its age with the usual patina commensurate with a work from the 1790'sto the early 1800's. The print remains impressive and a delight to view. . The print has some the usual minor chips to the edges. There is the typical aged paper 'toning' and 'darkening' expected for a work more than 240 years old. . There are some old mends to the verso. Just above the woman's head and just above the small black Hari-bako are two old verso, Washi-mended holes, then hand-colored to blend in. There are a several other very tiny verso mended pin holes. The work is now firm & stable. . The restorations and mends do not greatly distract from the overall image and impression. Nevertheless, a classic pose and fine example of Utamaro's stunning ability and superb composition skills. . *** DATE: The print is undated, through 'stylistic analysis' we can place its printing date to circa 1790's to the early 1880's. . *** WHO WAS KITAGAWA UTAMARO [1754-1806]: He was the son and pupil of Toriyama Sekiyen, one of the leading artists of the Ukiyo-E School. The foremost painter of women of his period, an eminent painter and woodblock artist, greatly respected, one of the most celebrated masters of the time. . He had several pupils and innumerable imitators, forgers of his name, among the latter were Toyokuni and more particularly Eeizan. Extracted from Stewart below. . *** REFERENCES: STEWART, Basil. JAPANESE COLOUR-PRINTS AND THE SUBJECTS THEY ILLUSTRATE: A Guide for the Collector & Student with Description of the Subjects Illustrated in Landscape, Drama, Story and Portraiture. * VON SEIDLITZ, W. A HISTORY OF JAPANESE COLOUR-PRINTS. * LANE, Richard. IMAGES FROM THE FLOATING WORLD: THE JAPANESE PRINT, INCLUDING AN ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY OF UKIYO-E: Utamaro entries on pp.21, 124,127, 135-41, 341-346. * [ISHII, Kendon.] NISHIKI-E NO ARATAME-IN NO KOH-SHOH: READINGS OF CENSOR'S SEALS ON JAPANESE PRINTS * ROBERTS, Laurance P. A DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS PAINTING, SCULPTURE, CERAMICS, PRINTS, LACQUER: p.193. * KOBAYASHI, Tadashi. UTAMARO. *

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        The Dramatic Works;

      London: Printed for John Stockdale,, 1790. with Explanatory Notes. A New Edition. To which is now added a copious Index to the remarkable Passages and Words. By the Rev. Samuel Ayscough... Assistant Librarian of the British Museum. Embellished with a striking Likeness of Shakespeare, from the original Folio Edition. 3 volumes, large octavo (242 x 163 mm). Late nineteenth-century green half morocco, green boards, elaborate tooling and titles to spines gilt, boards and spine ruled, blue marbled endpapers and edges. Engraved frontispiece portrait by W. Sherwin in volume 1. Autograph letter between unidentified individuals placed in Vol. I. Late nineteenth-century gift inscription in ink to binders blank of Vol. I with earlier pencil inscription to title page. Spines and corners tanned, extremities rubbed and top fore-corner of Vol I a little more worn, a few small closed tears and cuts to margins, occasionl brown spots to leaves but for the most part clean from spotting, excepting a few early and late leaves. Very good condition. First edition thus. Ayscough's third volume, entitled An index to the remarkable passages and words made use of by Shakspeare, is the first published concordance of Shakespeare's plays. The publisher John Stockdale paid 200 guineas for the index which was specifically designed to accompany Stockdale's two volume edition of Shakespeare's plays.

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        La teoria de' miracoli, filosoficamente analizzata fino alle prime nozioni.

      Nella Stamperia Reale, 1790. Segue al frontespizio: Umiliata a S.A.R. Carlo Emanuele Ferdinando Principe di Piemonte. Stemma sabaudo al frontespizio. Unica edizione. Rara opera in esemplare perfetto, stampato su carta forte. Brossura coeva cartacea muta, pp. 16, 225, 5, in 8°

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

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

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        TEEKENBOEK DER PROPORTIEN VAN'T MENSCHELIJKE LICHAAM, Geïnventeerd en Geteekend door JACOB DE WIT. [Les Proportions du Corps Humain].

      Double language volume by Jacob de Wit, published in Amsterdam in 1790 by W. Vermandel en J.W. Smit, concerning the art of portraying the human body. Instructive book, introduced by a letter to the 'AMATEURS' (p. 3-12) with a section dedicated to the proportions: 'Explication abregeee des Statues de Proportion'(p. 13-15). Twelve plates with explicatory drawings for drawings of full human figures, from statues and heads. Complete. Engraving and etching on paper; frontispiece plate mark: 215 x 212, total: 290 x 239; text in letterpress; browned paper, with smudges on the bottom; front cover missing, rust stain on the top left corner, damp stain on the top of many pages of the volume.

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        The Angler's Museum; or, the whole art of float and fly fishing.

      1790 - John Fielding. [c. 1790]. 12mo. Contemporary full tree calf, spine with gilt rules and red morocco gilt lettering piece; pp. viii + 135 + [1, ads.], engraved frontispiece portrait of the angler John Kirby; frontispiece and title page a little browned, otherwise very clean, very good. Provenance: front pastedown with the "Ex Bibliotheca Piscatoria Ohlsoni" bookplate of Eric A. Ohlson, founder of Thulin and Ohlson antiquarian bookdealers in Gothenburg, Sweden. Third edition. The first edition was in 1784 and sold rapidly. Shirley devotes a whole chapter to float fishing. Westwood & Satchell p. 194. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        RYUKYU BANASHI: STORIES ABOUT RYUKYU ISLANDS. [Alternate Title: RYUKYU DAN: STOR

      - [Edo 1790, Suharaya. Orange stitched wrappers, covers rubbed 42+5+[2] double folded-leaves, woodblock printed on Washi mulberry paper, several pages rebacked or restored, 15.5 x 22.5 cm., 30 illustrations in all. FIRST EDITION *** *** *** . . . AN EARLY WOODBLOCK ILLUSTRATED GUIDE . . . TO THE RYUKYU ISLANDS, PEOPLE & CUSTOMS . . * "RYUKYU BANASHI" alternate title reading: "RYUKYU DAN," "STORIES OR DISCOURSE ON RYUKYU ISLANDS." Was a famous book illustrated of the period. . This is a "guide" to Ryukyu islands, their people, customs, costume and habitat, geography, written during the Edo period [1603-1869]. This monograph was considered the most popular of all guides to the islands. Parts of this work were abstracted from "BANKOKU SHINGO." A large number of other Edo period books about Ryukyu were based on Morishima's book. . Specific commentaries on Ryukyu manners & customs, annual events, government system, costume, dynasty, treasure, plants, animals, birds, entertainment and the like. Illustrating the Ryukyu King and his lovely concubines. . *** WHO WAS MORISHIMA Churyo [1756-1810]: He was born into a Samurai family during the Edo period. He was the author of popular fiction who also wrote a number of works about Rangaku [Dutch learning & studies]. He wrote under many pen names, including Manzotei, Shinra Manzo [or, conventionally, Shinra Bansho] and Tenjiku Rojin ["Old Man from India"]. See Wikipedia link below for more about him. . *** THE SUBJECT & CONTENTS: The subject of the illustrations: include: Local Ryukyu girls & women, the Ryukyu King, hat & head gear, ladies hair pins, a sash, a Ryukyu teeter totter, rural village scenes and rice storage houses. Household affects: lacquer trays, tea trays, lantern, food storage boxes, iron pots, smoking trays, various kinds of charcoal stoves for hot water & tea, cooking boxes, food storage cages, tea pots, tea whisks &c. . Book reading stand and elbow rest, 3 illustrations of fans: folding, decorated palm-leaf, variant palm-leaf styles, game of Go board & stools. Candle holders for out door walking and within the house and nesting boxes. Taihei Yama [Pacific Ocean Mountain] boat, small row boats, a Cago [personal transportation, carried by two coolies], horse & saddle. . A woman's seaside market. And the last is a double-page of Ryukyu musicians and ensemble on stage with dancing women and lion dancers. . *** THE WOODBLOCK PRINTED ILLUSTRATIONS: . The book is nicely illustrated with 6 full page, 3 double pages, 6 pages showing 2 illustrations per page. Some single pages have 4 illustrations per page and several other illustrations, a total of 30 in all. . *** COLLATION: 1. Three pages introduction unnumbered. 2. Two pages table of contents, unnumbered. 3. Part 1: text and illustrations pp.1-42 4. Part II: Furoku: appendix, supplement 1-5 5. Hatsu: epilogue, postscript [2] unnumbered pages, . includes the colophon. 6. Publisher's name, catalogue of other books, including . this title. . *** LATER EDITIONS: In posthumous editions, the book was divided into first and second volumes, published either in 1832 or in 1842. They could have been bound in one volume. . It focused on the legends of Minamoto Tametomo coming to Ryukyu, the relationships of Japan and Ryukyu, with Ryukyu old customs. It is recorded in "Edoki Ryukyu Mono Shiryo Shuran." [Honpo Shoseki,1981]." See Manwe library below. . WHO WAS MINAMOTO NO TAMETONO [1139-1170]: Minamoto was also known as Chinzei Hachiro Tametomo, a Samurai who fought in the Hogen Rebellion of 1156. He was the son of Minamoto no Tameyoshi, and brother to Yukiie and Yoshitomo. . Tametomo is known in the epic chronicles as a powerful archer and it is said that he once sunk an entire Taira ship with a single arrow by puncturing its hull below the waterline. It is also added in many legends that his left arm was about 4 inches longer than his right, enabling a longer draw of the arrow, and more powerful shots. He fought to defend Shirakawa-den, alon

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        Vedute del Museo Pio-Clementino.

      Rome 1790 - Three double-page folding engraved plates after Miccinelli and Costa, framed and glazed 85 x 197 cm. Magnificent series of extra-large plates illustrating the Vatican Museum at the end of the eighteenth century by Vincenzo Feoli (1750 - 1831). The Pio-Clementino museum, named after the two popes who oversaw its foundation, Clement XIV Ganganelli (1769-1774) and Pius VI Braschi (1775-1799), houses the nucleus of the pontifical collections of classical sculpture dates back to the original collection of pope Julius II (1503-1513) which was housed in the Cortile delle Statue (today the Octagonal Court). During the second half of the 18th century the pontifical collections were enormously expanded both as a result of excavations being carried out in Rome and Lazio, and by donations from collectors and antiquaries. The influence of Enlightenment thinking resulted in the inauguration of a museum in the modern sense, open to the public and explicitly charged with the task of safeguarding antique works of art, and promoting the study and understanding of them.

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        KO KEI SAIKYUHO: EMERGENCY REMEDIES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE OR FIRST AID I

      - [Kyoto 1790, Suharaya]. Stitched blue wrs., very good 3 vol. set, some old worming, covers scuffed,138 superior woodblock illustrations, entirely woodblock printed on hand-made paper 18 x 26.5 cm., 10 manuscript pages in vol 2 replace missing. *** *** *** . . . GODRON E. MESTLER'S PERSONAL COLLECTION COPY . . . WITH HIS PENNED NOTES LOOSELY LAID IN . . WITH MESTLER'S HAND-WRITTEN NOTE SLIPS: This is Mestler's personal collection copy, with his hand-written notes. These were used as the basis for entries in his historic bibliography: A GALAXY OF OLD JAPANESE MEDICAL BOOKS WITH MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON EARLY MEDICINE IN JAPAN. . *** MESTLER'S HAND-WRITTEN NOTES: This set contains penned notes on slips of paper loosely inserted at places of interest and fascination to Mestler. The notes point out the various part of anatomy described. Many of these notes were copied verbatim into the GALAXY. . MESTLER'S HANDWRITTEN NOTES: . This is the exact copy Mestler used to catalog and compile the entry in his historic GALAXY. It contains a good number of paper slips, with his hand-written notes, comments, bibliographical notes and indications of important illustrations found in this amazing resource. There is also a small card laid in with the name of this title, used by Mestler for display and description purpose. He also used this and other Japanese medical books as examples for lectures while teaching anatomy at S.U.N.Y. College of Medicine at New York City, Brooklyn. . *** *** *** . . END OF THE MESTLER PERSONAL COLLECTION COPY . . THE BELOW APPLIES TO ALL COPIES . . *** THE AUTHOR: Tamba Gentoku [1732-1801] also known as Taki or Rankei] was a eminent court physician and famous in the annals of Japanese medicine. He was directed by Imperial auspices to compile this work by Shogun Iyeharu. The goal was the promulgation of medical knowledge among the common people, describing how to remedy various kinds without the help of a physician. . THE AUTHOR'S ALTERNATE OR "STUDIO" NAMES: Tamba also known as Taki Angen [or Rankei], Genki or as Motonori. He was a descendant of the famous Tamba medical family, members who had been acknowledged medical practitioners for many generations. More details in Whitney & GALAXY, pp.303,166. . *** CHINESE ORIGIN OF THE BOOK: The illustrations are of Chinese in their traditional period robes, Tamba adapted the text into Japanese. The work covers how to do prognosis, treatment and prescribing of medicine. This work is also an early example of the use of moxa [artemisia vulgaris latifolia] or the tomentum [kind of pollen like hairs] brushed off the leaves of Yomogi a cauterizing herb known as Artemisia indica. It also lists famous 'points' for application of moxa, the "Sanri" with detailed directions telling how to "know" the location of the acupuncture points [Qi]. . * FAMOUS ILLUSTRATIONS: Two of its illustrations are also found in Huard p.83 [see below] using yet another variant of the author's name of Rankei Taki, these were illustrations were copied out of vol.1, pp.4 & 5 showing facial manipulation. Other books have also freely used the illustrations found in this work. . Lavishly illustrated there are illustrations covering most every phase of emergency treatment. Excellent anatomical details, acupuncture meridians, 'spots' & channels illustrated. There are also a substantial group of botanical illustrations, citing the pharmacological use, parts of the plant to use and how to administer these to patients. . * SUBJECT OF THE TEXT: A good portion of the work is devoted to the details of what parts of the fruits, grasses, tree and nuts, leaves, bark, flowers, roots of plants to be used, and the method of making medicine, dosage is discussed. For example the lotus pod seed has been used for ages in Asia to assist in sleep. The use of seaweed to reduce cystic swelling, one good for erysipelas [Tandoku], and congenital syphilis [Taidoku] noted. Others uses for medicine made from fish, squid, shrimp, shell fish, c

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        TRAVELS IN THE TWO SICILIES IN THE YEARS 1777, 1778, 1779, AND 1780

      London: J. Nichols for T. Cadell, and P. Elmsly, 1790. Second edition. The boards are chipped and frayed but complete; the contents are very good with some browning and spotting to the preliminaries. Second edition. Four volumes. lxviii, 307p; xi, 359p; viii, 414p; viii, 394p. Illustrated with twenty-four etched and aquatint plates including a Map of the Two Sicilies and a Chronological Table of the Sovereigns of the Two Sicilies. Bound in the original publisher's paper-covered boards. Housed in a new custom solander box with leather spine label gilt. Lowndes V:2562.

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        RYUKYU BANASHI: STORIES ABOUT RYUKYU ISLANDS. [Alternate Title: RYUKYU DAN: STOR

      [Edo 1790, Suharaya. Orange stitched wrappers, covers rubbed 42+5+[2] double folded-leaves, woodblock printed on Washi mulberry paper, several pages rebacked or restored, 15.5 x 22.5 cm., 30 illustrations in all. FIRST EDITION *** *** *** . . . AN EARLY WOODBLOCK ILLUSTRATED GUIDE . . . TO THE RYUKYU ISLANDS, PEOPLE & CUSTOMS . . * "RYUKYU BANASHI" alternate title reading: "RYUKYU DAN," "STORIES OR DISCOURSE ON RYUKYU ISLANDS." Was a famous book illustrated of the period. . This is a "guide" to Ryukyu islands, their people, customs, costume and habitat, geography, written during the Edo period [1603-1869]. This monograph was considered the most popular of all guides to the islands. Parts of this work were abstracted from "BANKOKU SHINGO." A large number of other Edo period books about Ryukyu were based on Morishima's book. . Specific commentaries on Ryukyu manners & customs, annual events, government system, costume, dynasty, treasure, plants, animals, birds, entertainment and the like. Illustrating the Ryukyu King and his lovely concubines. . *** WHO WAS MORISHIMA Churyo [1756-1810]: He was born into a Samurai family during the Edo period. He was the author of popular fiction who also wrote a number of works about Rangaku [Dutch learning & studies]. He wrote under many pen names, including Manzotei, Shinra Manzo [or, conventionally, Shinra Bansho] and Tenjiku Rojin ["Old Man from India"]. See Wikipedia link below for more about him. . *** THE SUBJECT & CONTENTS: The subject of the illustrations: include: Local Ryukyu girls & women, the Ryukyu King, hat & head gear, ladies hair pins, a sash, a Ryukyu teeter totter, rural village scenes and rice storage houses. Household affects: lacquer trays, tea trays, lantern, food storage boxes, iron pots, smoking trays, various kinds of charcoal stoves for hot water & tea, cooking boxes, food storage cages, tea pots, tea whisks &c. . Book reading stand and elbow rest, 3 illustrations of fans: folding, decorated palm-leaf, variant palm-leaf styles, game of Go board & stools. Candle holders for out door walking and within the house and nesting boxes. Taihei Yama [Pacific Ocean Mountain] boat, small row boats, a Cago [personal transportation, carried by two coolies], horse & saddle. . A woman's seaside market. And the last is a double-page of Ryukyu musicians and ensemble on stage with dancing women and lion dancers. . *** THE WOODBLOCK PRINTED ILLUSTRATIONS: . The book is nicely illustrated with 6 full page, 3 double pages, 6 pages showing 2 illustrations per page. Some single pages have 4 illustrations per page and several other illustrations, a total of 30 in all. . *** COLLATION: 1. Three pages introduction unnumbered. 2. Two pages table of contents, unnumbered. 3. Part 1: text and illustrations pp.1-42 4. Part II: Furoku: appendix, supplement 1-5 5. Hatsu: epilogue, postscript [2] unnumbered pages, . includes the colophon. 6. Publisher's name, catalogue of other books, including . this title. . *** LATER EDITIONS: In posthumous editions, the book was divided into first and second volumes, published either in 1832 or in 1842. They could have been bound in one volume. . It focused on the legends of Minamoto Tametomo coming to Ryukyu, the relationships of Japan and Ryukyu, with Ryukyu old customs. It is recorded in "Edoki Ryukyu Mono Shiryo Shuran." [Honpo Shoseki,1981]." See Manwe library below. . WHO WAS MINAMOTO NO TAMETONO [1139-1170]: Minamoto was also known as Chinzei Hachiro Tametomo, a Samurai who fought in the Hogen Rebellion of 1156. He was the son of Minamoto no Tameyoshi, and brother to Yukiie and Yoshitomo. . Tametomo is known in the epic chronicles as a powerful archer and it is said that he once sunk an entire Taira ship with a single arrow by puncturing its hull below the waterline. It is also added in many legends that his left arm was about 4 inches longer than his right, enabling a longer draw of the arrow, and more powerful shots. He fought to defend Shirakawa-den, alongside his father, against the forces of Taira no Kiyomori and Minamoto no Yoshitomo, his brother. The palace was set afire and Tametomo was forced to flee. . After the Hogen Rebellion, the Taira cut the sinews of Tametomo's left arm, limiting the use of his bow, and then he was banished to the island of Oshima in the Izu Islands. Tametomo eventually committed suicide, ceremonial Seppku. He is possibly the first warrior to commit Seppuku in the chronicles. In doing this, he set the gold standard for loyalty. . RARITY: This title seldom is found. There were very few books published about the Ryukyu Islands during the 18th-19th centuries. . *** CONDITION: The book is in its original worn, faded and rubbed covers. The title slip is calligraphic on white paper. The contents are clean and solid. About two-thirds of the upper margin corners have been restored from the verso in the distant past. There is no impact on the text or illustrations. Some pages are 'thumbed' in the corners, there are a few small brushed ink spots, marks and the like here and there all of minimal impact. There is no worming, by and large, the book is solidly bound, stable and firm being 227 years old. . *** REFERENCE: KERLEN, H.: CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS & MAPS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS, p.557, # 1362. . With a variant title reading: "RYUKYU BANASHI." RYUKYU STORIES. Geography of the Ryukyu Islands. He cites a Kyoto later edition: ANSEI 7th year [1795] edition, He reads Morishima's first name as "Nakara," instead of Churyo, a more common reading of the Kanji [Japanese characters] name. * KSM: [shi/history] * http://manwe.lib.u-ryukyu.ac.jp/d-archive/s/viewer?&cd=00021 290. * Minamoto Tametomo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minamoto_no_Tametomo * CHUZAN SEIKAN [1650], Sho Shoken is the first history of Ryukyu. It states that he made his way down to Okinawa during his exile and sired the first known chief of Chuzan, "Shunten." . Written after Invasion of Ryukyu [1609], this narrative was probably constructed to connect and legitimize the relation of Japan's imperial family with the Ryukyu Islands. During the Meiji period the myth was considered as an official and historical fact for the Japanese "legitimacy" and "sovereign right" of the annexation of the Ryukyu Kingdom in 1879. . Above cited in: Kerr, George.: OKINAWA: The History of an Island People, p.52, 2000. * Yoshitoshi [Taiso] [artist], did a color woodblock print in 1890, depicting "Minamoto no Tametomo Chasing Away Demons." * Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morishima_Ch%C5%ABry%C5%8D * https://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Morishima_ Churyo. This work is cited and illustrated at this site. . http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=File:Ryukyu dan.JPG . *** .

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        Essai sur la composition et l'ornement des jardins; ou receuil de plans de jardins de ville et de campagne, de fabriques propres a leur décoration, et de machines pour élever les eaux. Ouvrage faisant suite à l'Almanach du bon jardinier.Paris, Audot, 1818. 12mo. With 46 engraved plates (including which 17 folding; numbered 1-44, plus 36 and 41 bis). Contemporary tree calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges.

      - Barbier II, col. 237; Ganay 186; Springer, Bibl. overzicht, pp. 79-80 (cf. p. 77). First edition of a finely illustrated work on garden design and layout. The first 78 pages contain the Essai, which refers often to the illustrations bound in at the end of the work. The author gives a general introduction on gardens and objects which can be used for adornment, such as bridges, all sorts of buildings, fountains, etc. This part is followed by a section with tables of edible plants, ornamental plants, low, medium and high trees, bushes etc. Guiol specifies for each species the preferable type of soil, whether it needs sun or shade, height, colour, flowering time, etc. With the general indications, the information of the tables and the examples of possible layouts, labyrinths, bridges, pavilions, temples, fountains and other possible garden constructions, the reader is equipped with sufficient knowledge to lay out a garden.With the engraved armorial bookplate of Lucas de Lestanville, that is probably Frédéric Louis Lucas de Lestanville (1790-1860). Binding rubbed, with some damage near the lower part of the hinge of the back board, spine discoloured, but still firm and with the spine still attractive. Internally in very good condition.

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        Veduta del Tempio delle Camene.

      Rome c. 1790 - Etching with drypoint. Dimensions: 480 by 715mm. (19 by 28 inches). For the "Veduta di Roma", posthumous Rome edition.

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        La Nouvelle Maison Rustique, ou economie rurale, pratique et générale de tous biens de campagne

      Two volumes. Full period calf. Gilt titles to labels to spine. Engraved frontispiece, 41 engraved plates, 5 folding plates and 15 woodcut illustrations. ubjects covered range from the initial purchase and setting up of a country estate, to advice on all aspects of country living: the keeping of chickens, geese, ducks, swans and (strangely) pelicans, pheasants, peacocks; horses; beef and dairy cows, sheep and goats, pigs, bee-keeping. The second part is devoted to advice on arable farming, what to grow and how; the management of forest and marshland; notes on the use of ornamental trees and finishes with hints on trading in the produce of the estate. The second volume is presented in two main parts: the first deals with all aspects of the garden (ornamental, kitchen, herb and fruit), the grape vine and other fruits used to produce drinks. The final part covers hunting and other country pursuits. Louis Liger was the author of a number of works on domestic economy & agriculture.

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        Spaccato interno della Basilica di S. Paolo fuori della Mura.

      Rome c. 1790 - Etching with drypoint. Dimensions: 420 by 610mm. (16.50 by 24 inches). From the "Veduta di Roma", posthumous Rome edition.

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        Picturae Peristyli Vaticani, manus Raphaelis Sanci in tabulis aereis nova cura expressae, chartisque redditae anno M.DCC.LXXXX.

      Opus immortalitate dignissimum quod honori D.N. Pii VI Pontificis Maximi restitutoris felicium saeculorum Petr. Paulus Montagnanus dedicat devotus sanctitati maiestatique eius et cuius munificentia artes ingenuae revixere cum eo vivat in omne aevum simul aeterno idem praeconio benefacta optimi principis posteritati testetur. Rome : [1790]. Oblong folio (382 x 485 mm), white cloth bound boards (discoloured) lettered in gilt 'Raphael's Pictures', armorial bookplate for Lawrence W. Adamson to front pastedown, engraved title page, 52 copperplate engravings, occasional foxing. A folio of engravings by Petrini, Carattoni, Mochetti, Coccini and other artists, after the work of Raphael. A pencil note to the pastedown indicated this volume was purchased at the auction held at Linden Hall, near Newcastle, Westmoreland in May 1963.

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        La Nouvelle Maison Rustique, ou economie rurale, pratique et générale de tous biens de campagne

      Paris: Chez Fabre 1790 - Two volumes. Full period calf. Gilt titles to labels to spine. Engraved frontispiece, 41 engraved plates, 5 folding plates and 15 woodcut illustrations. ubjects covered range from the initial purchase and setting up of a country estate, to advice on all aspects of country living: the keeping of chickens, geese, ducks, swans and (strangely) pelicans, pheasants, peacocks; horses; beef and dairy cows, sheep and goats, pigs, bee-keeping. The second part is devoted to advice on arable farming, what to grow and how; the management of forest and marshland; notes on the use of ornamental trees and finishes with hints on trading in the produce of the estate. The second volume is presented in two main parts: the first deals with all aspects of the garden (ornamental, kitchen, herb and fruit), the grape vine and other fruits used to produce drinks. The final part covers hunting and other country pursuits. The binding is clean and presentable, if a little rubbed. The front hinges to both volumes are weak, with cracking to the hinges, but still holding on. Internally, both books are clean and tidy throughout. A lovely pair of volumes. The plates are in very nice condition. Louis Liger was the author of a number of works on domestic economy & agriculture. xvi, 848., viii, 836. xxx, [ii]. pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        A Lecture on Heads, by the Celebrated George Stevens; Which has been exhibited upwards of Three Hundred successive Nights to crowded Audiences, and met with the most universal Applause.

      printed for J. Pridden, at No.100 in Fleet-Street, London - Folding engraved frontispiece. 8vo. [215 x 130 x 21 mm]. 18pp. Bound c.1790 in half calf, marbled paper sides, smooth spine divided into six panels by two thick gilt fillets, lettered in the longer second panel on a green goatskin label, the others with a gilt centre tool, plain endleaves and edges. Without the final advertisement leaf. Short tear in inner margin of frontispiece and closely cut, just touching a few letters at the fore-edge on p.6. Originally published in 1764, this is one of ten editions with Pridden's name. In this edition there is no press figure on p.10 and the title-page ornament contains a head facing right. ESTC locates seven copies, at the British Library, Cambridge, California State Library, Lilly Library, Princeton University, Rice University and University of Toronto. Bound with: THICKNESSE (Philip, senior). Queries to Lord Audley, (Second Edition). 8vo. 8pp. [London? 1782?] With ink initials "P.T." at the foot of the title and signature "P. Thicknesse" at the end of the text. One of two editions - the first has 14 pp and ESTC locates six copies (British Library, Cambridge, Oxford, New York Public Library, UCLA and Yale). Only four copies of this second edition have been located, at the British Library, Merton College Oxford, University of Saskatchewan and Yale. An angry series of queries directed by the Bath eccentric Philip Thicknesse (1719-1792) to his son George, who had inherited the Baronetcy of Audley from his uncle in 1777. Amongst his misdemeanours George had seduced and ruined a Miss Walker at Bristol. In his will Philip stipulated that his right hand be cut off and delivered to George, "to remind him of his duty to God after having so long abandoned the duty he owed to a father, who once so affectionately loved him". And: [TICKELL (Richard)]. The Green Box of Monsieur De Sartine, Found at Mademoiselle Du The's Lodgings. From the French of the Hague Edition. Revised and Corrected by those of Leipsic and Amsterdam. The Fourth Edition. 8vo. [1]f, 71, [1] pp. London: sold by A. Becket, and R. Faulder, 1779 Without the half-title. One of five editions published in London in 1779; there was also a Dublin edition. ESTC locates 20 copies of this fourth edition. A political satire purporting to be the correspondence of De Sartine with Franklin and others. And: [WILLIAMS (David)]. Royal Recollections on a Tour to Cheltenham, Gloucester, Worcester, and Places Adjacent, in the Year 1788. The Seventh Edition. 8vo. [1]f, 107, [1]. London: printed for James Ridgway, 1788 Without the half-title. The seventh of 12 editions to be published in London in 1788. ESTC locates five copies, at the British Library, John Rylands Library, National Trust, Columbia University and University of Kansas. A fictitious diary, professing to have been written by George III, but actually by Rev. David Williams, a Unitarian Minister. And: CALET (Jean Jacques). A True and Minute Account of the Destruction of the Bastile; by Jean Jaques Calet, A French Protestant: who had been a Prisoner there upwards of Twenty Years, and who received his Liberty on, and who assisted at the Demolition of that Infamous Prison. Translated from the French, by an English Gentleman. Aquatint frontispiece. 8vo. [3]ff, 61pp. London: printed by W. Browne and J. Warren, and sold for the Author by C. Stalker, J. Walter, and all the Booksellers in Town and Country, 1789 Without a half-title. ESTC locates 10 copies, at the British Library, Cambridge, Oxford, DePaul University, Harvard (two), McMaster (two), University of Missouri and University of Texas. The French title has not been traced. The five titles are lettered in abbreviated form on the spine. The last piece is a little foxed, and there are few uneven margins but the volume is in fine condition. Two separate pieces of marbled paper were used on the rear cover - a case of "waste not, want not".

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        Critik [Kritik] der reinen Vernunft.

      Riga Verlag Johann Friedrich Hartknoch 1790 - 3. verbesserte Aufl.; ca 21x13 cm; XLIV, 884 Seiten; neuerer Halbledereinband [aus altem Material] mit Rückenschild (Vorsatzblätter etwas stockfleckig, Titeblatt gering stockfleckig; sonst guter Zustand) Reihe: Werke in sechs Bänden, Band 2. 0,000 gr. Philosophie

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        A Collection of Ordinances and Regulations for the Government of the Royal Household, made in Divers Reigns. From King Edward III, to King William and Queen Mary. Also Receipts in Ancient Cookery

      London, Printed for the Society of Antiquaries by John Nichols, 1790. Quarto, xxii, 476 pages. Later binder's cloth, with all edges trimmed a little; scattered pale foxing; an excellent copy with the large bookplate of the Library of the Royal Artillery Institution on the pastedown. Pages 423-476 are 'Ancient Cookery. From a ms. in the Library of the Royal Society', and the prefatory note is worth quoting at length: 'The ms. from which the following pages are transcribed, is without title or date, or the name of the author. It is bound up with some other treatises upon Regimen and Medicine ... And it is evident from the hand, that these treatises were written ... early in the 15th century: but they were probably then transcribed from originals, which had been long before composed by persons of fame and celebrity in the practice of Regimen and Cookery'.

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        The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay; with an Account of the Establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island; compiled from Authentic Papers, which have been obtained from the several Departments, to which are added, The Journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball, & Capt. Marshall; with an Account of their New Discoveries... Second Edition

      London: Stockdale, 1790. In lovely condition: a superb copy.. Quarto, portrait and engraved title, seven folding engraved charts and 46 engraved plates; some light offsetting from the plates as is to be expected; a splendid copy, with wide margins, in contemporary polished marbled calf, flat spine banded in gilt, red leather label. A beautiful copy of the very scarce well revised and re-organised second edition of the classic account of Australian first settlement. The publisher, Stockdale, had been unhappy with the slightly disorganised nature of his 1789 first edition of this official account; he discarded the first edition sheets within a few months, issuing this new version both in parts and in volume form (a single copy of the parts version is known today, in the Mitchell Library). A clever publisher, he neatly makes a virtue of both the new and the old editions: 'Nothing seems to be required', he writes, 'in sending out this second edition, but to give assurance, that the alterations made in it, are such only as, while they raise in some degree the value of the present publication, cannot materially depreciate the former'.This should properly be seen as the "best edition" of the work, at any rate in its uncoloured form. Apart from the re-arrangement and general improvement, Stockdale 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. The new sub-title for the Appendix reads 'Appendix Continued. The History of New Holland, from its first discovery in MDCXVI, to the present time. And a Discourse on Banishment, by the Right Honourable Lord Aukland [sic]. Illustrated with a chart of New Holland, and a plan of Botany Bay. MCCCXC'.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. This may well be an indication that the publication had largely been pre-sold to Symonds who, as Nathan Garvey points out (private correspondence), 'had lashed out for 12 copies of Hunter's Historical Journal in 1793... One contemporary reference to Symonds refers to his "extensive country trade" and alludes to wholesale dealings, which might help explain this...'. Garvey points out that Stockdale was issuing teasing advertisements for the second edition, and soliciting subscribers, from early August 1789 but by the time the second edition actually appeared in March of 1790 dedicated advertising for it quickly ceased suggesting that it had largely sold out. Within three months Stockdale was advertising an octavo, later "third", edition. Provenance: R.D. Steedman, Nescastle-upon-Tyne bookseller; R. David Parsons, with booklabel; private collection (Sydney).

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        POEMS, DRAMATIC AND MISCELLANEOUS.

      Boston: I. Thomas and E.T. Andrews, 1790. - 252pp. 12mo. Half calf and marbled boards, leather label. Early unobtrusive perforation stamp on titlepage. Light tanning and foxing. Very good. First edition of this significant collection of early American verse, dedicated to George Washington. The author was an intimate of John and Abigail Adams, and moved in high circles in Massachusetts; she was born into the prominent Otis family, and later married the brother of Dr. Joseph Warren. This is the earliest work published under her name, although she wrote a number of plays earlier. Included herein are two verse plays, "The Sack of Rome" and "Ladies of Castile," as well as a large selection of miscellaneous poems. She is best remembered for her writings on the United States Constitution and her three volume history of the American Revolution. Rare. EVANS 23035. WEGELIN (POETRY) 417. WEGELIN (PLAYS), p.78.

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        Tempio antico volgarmente detto della Salute su la via d'Albano, cinque miglia lontan da Roma. l'opera con tutt' i suoi ornamenti è di terra cotta, è l Capitello A è composito a differenza di tti. gli altr

      Italy Rome c. 1790 - Etching with engraving, 41 x 60 cm (16 x 24 inches), on laid paper with crowned fleur-de-lys and Bracciano watermarks, third state with the price erased, [Hind 71, between I & II; F.776; W-E.204]. Dimensions: 410 by 560mm. (16.25 by 22 inches). For the "Veduta di Roma", posthumous Rome edition. This edifice, known as a temple to Salus, goddess of public health, the daughter of Aesculapius, was actually a tomb, built in 312 AD, outside the city on the via Latina, the road to Albano. It is typically exaggerated in scale to emphasis the commanding style, itself accurately rendered.

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        Planches Pour L'Abrege D'Histoire Naturelle. Tome I: Quadrupedes, Premiere Partie

      Aux Deux-Ponts Chez Sanson et Compagnie 1790 - Title page, followed by 138 hand colored plates of quadrupeds. Modern binding with brown leather over spine and corners, and blue marbled paper over boards. Raised spine bands and no lettering or decoration on spine. Scattered mostly light, but sometimes moderate, foxing and offsetting. A previous booksellers penciled notations on blank page following free end leaf. Circular inked institutional stamp on title page. Covers remain Fine, and volume is overall tight and intact. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps]
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        View of Venice]. Area S. Josephi, cum Templo S. Nicolai ad Castrum (Plate no II).

      Venice: c 1790 - Engraving after drawings by Canaletto. Overall dimensions 55.5cm by 40.5cm. "Self-styled as painter, architect, and engraver, Visentini enjoyed a long career in Venice where he was connected to the Academia and to the artistic and publishing circle centred around Consul Joseph Smith. Visentini's etchings are distinguished in the confidence and authority of their perspectival projection and etched line. Visentini's buildings seldom sag and never "sink" under their own weight into the water of the canals as they occasionally might in the work of Carlevaris and Mariechi. Canaletto's compositions are quite various and are refreshingly dramatic in the contrast between the large foreground buildings and the smaller ones in the receding perspective. These views were crucial to forming the image of Venice in the mind of its visitors" (Millard).

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Beschrijving en Afbeeldingen van de beste soorten van Appelen en Peeren, meest geacht en zorgvuldigst aangekweekt in Duitschland, in Frankrijk, in Engeland, en in de XVII. Provintien. Met eene Voorreden van Johannes Florentius Martinet. WAARBIJ: Beschrijving van Vruchtboomen en Vruchten, die men in hoven plant en onderhoudt, met derzelver verschillende naamen, voortteeling, groeiplaatzen, aankweeking, huishoudelijk gebruik, wijze van uitleggen, en toebereiding. Na eene veeljaarige ondervinding opgesteld. Met naar het leven geteekende en gekoleurde afbeeldingen. WAARBIJ: Beschrijving van Plantagie-Gewassen, die men in hoven aankweekt, zo om te dienen tot sieraad bij het maaken van laanen, cingels, heggen, berçeaux, kabinetten, pyramide, slin

      Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, en Willem Holtrop, en te Dordrecht, Jan de Leeuw, en Jan Krap 1790 - 3 werken in 1 band, (VIII) 56, (4) 70, (4) 87 (4) p. Origineel half Leer met ribben, Folio (Zijkant rug en de platten plaatselijk gerestaureerd, stukje van de marge van gravure 9 van het tweede werk gescheurd. Verzameling van de drie beroemde teelt- en hovenierswerken door de Duitse hovenier Johann Hermann Knoop, ca.1700-1769. De werken, tevens uitgegeven als Pomologia, Fructologia en Dendrologia, bevatten een beschrijving van resp. appel- en perensoorten, allerlei vruchten zoals pruimen, kersen en perziken, en planten voor het aanleggen van siertuinen en parken. Het eerste werk is geïllustreerd met 20 uitvouwbare gravures, het tweede werk met 19 uitvouwbare gravures, allen origineel handgekleurd zoals uitgegeven. Een net en compleet exemplaar met aantrekkelijk en opvallend gekleurde gravures.) 3 works in 1 binding, (VIII) 56, (4) 70, (4) 87 (4) p. Contemporary half Leather with 0000 raised bands, Folio (One side of the spine and the boards of the binding are restored at some places, a small piece of the margin of engraving 9 of the second work is torn off. Collection of the three famous cultivation and horticultural works by the German gardener Johann Hermann Knoop, ca.1700-1769. The works, which were also published as Pomologia, Fructologia and Dendrologia, contain a description of resp. the best varieties of apples and pears, all kinds of fruits such as plums, cherries and peaches, and plants used for the layout of ornamental gardens and parks. The first work is illustrated with 20 folding engravings, the second work with 19 folding engravings, all contemporary handcoloured as issued. A neat and complete copy with attractive and brightly coloured engravings.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat de Roo]
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