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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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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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        Encuadernación a las armas] Officium in Epiphania Domini, et per total octavam. Juxta Missale, et Breviarium Romanum S. Pii V. Pont. Max.

      Matriti, Ex typographia Viduae Marin, 1790. - 16,5x9,5 cm., 259 páginas, 1 hoja. Encuadernación Real española. Impreso a dos tintas, viñeta grabada al cobre en la portada. Preciosa encuadernación coetánea en tafilete rojo con estampación de escudo real en los planos, rueda dorada y doble filete enmarcándolos, cantos y contraplanos con rueda dorada, escudo real estamapado en oro en ambos planos. Perfecto estado de conservación. Exlibris del siglo XVIII, en etiqueta impresa en tinta roja, "Es de la Libreria del Marq[es] de Peral[es]".

      [Bookseller: Arteclío S. L.]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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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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        Proverbs Exemplified, and Illustrated By Pictures from Real Life. Teaching Morality and a Knowledge of the World with Prints.

      [title continues:] Designed as a Succession -Book to Aesop's Fables. After the Manner, and by the Author of Hogarth Moralized, First Edition, title with large woodcut, viii, 196pp with numerous woodcut illustrations by John Bewick, contemporary sheep, rebacked, a very good copy, London, Trusler, 1790. * FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST *Hugo #43. Bell 17. Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, vol II, p.743: "The fifty wood-engravings drawn and engraved by John Bewick were commissioned by Trusler for this work. In the preface, the author states that "to bring youth forward, after ten years of age, children should be addressed as grown persons; for, treating them as children, tends only to discourage them. He refers to John Bewick as "an artist, who knew how to illustrate the folllies and vices of mankind, better than most men." * "TRUSLER, JOHN (1735-1820), eccentric divine, literary compiler and medical empiric. His father was the proprietor of the public tea-gardens at Marylebone. In his tenth year he was sent to Westminster school, and at the age of fifteen he was transferred to Mr. Fountaine's fashionable seminary at Marylebone. Next he proceeded to Emmanuel College, Cambridge, whence he graduated B.A. in 1757. On his return home he translated from the Italian several burlettas and adapted them to the English stage. Trusler took holy orders, becoming a priest in 1759. He was curate successively of Enford, Wiltshire, of Ware, Hertfordshire, at Hertford, at the Hythe church, Colchester, of Ockley, Surrey, and of St. Clement-Danes in the Strand. In 1761 Dr. Bruce, the king's chaplain at Somerset House, employed him as his assistant and procured for him the chaplaincy to the Poultry-Compter. He also held a lectureship in the city. At this period he took a house at Rotherhithe.But clerical work did not exhaust Trusler's energies. In 1762 he established an academy for teaching oratory 'mechanically,' but, as it did not pay, he soon gave it up. In order to acquire a knowledge of physic he admitted himself a perpetual pupil of Drs. Hunter and Fordyce. In 1769 he sent circulars to every parish in England and Ireland proposing to print in script type, in imitation of handwriting, about a hundred and fifty sermons at the price of one shilling each, in order to save the clergy both study and the trouble of transcribing. This ingenious scheme appears to have met with considerable success. Trusler next established a printing and bookselling business upon an extensive and a very lucrative scale. At one time he resided in Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell. He afterwards lived at Bath on the profits of his trade, and subsequently on an estate of his own at Englefield Green, Middlesex. In 1806 he published at Bath the first part of his autobiography, entitled 'The Memoirs of the Life of the Revd. Dr. Trusler,' Among his very numerous publications are: 1. 'The Difference between Words esteemed Synonyms, in the English Language; and the proper choice of them determined' (anon.), 2 vols., London, 1766, 12mo. 2. 'Hogarth Moralized. Being a complete edition of Hogarth's Works. Containing near fourscore copperplates,' London, 1768, 8vo. This was published with the approval of the widow of the painter. Trusler's explanations of the plates are likewise included in 'The Complete Works of Hogarth,' London, 1861-2, 4to. 3. 'Chronology: or, a concise view of the Annals of England,' London, 1769, 4. 'Principles of Politeness,' being a compilation from 'Lord Chesterfield's Letters,' 1775; 18th edit. [1790]; 5. 'A descriptive Account of the Islands lately discovered in the South Seas. … With some Account of the Country of Camchatka,' London, 1778, 8vo. This is an abridgment of 'Cooke's Voyages.' 6. 'Practical Husbandry, or the Art of Farming, with certainty of gain,' London, 1780, 8vo; 5th edit., Bath, 1820, 8vo. 7. 'Luxury no Political Evil' [1780?]. 8. 'Poetic Endings, or a Dictionary of Rhymes, single and double,' London, 1783, 12mo. 9. 'A concise View of the Common and Statute Law of England,' 1784, being an abridgment of Blackstone's Commentaries. 10. 'The Sublime Reader, or the Morning & Evening Services of the Church so pointed … as to display all the Beauty and Sublimity of the Language,' 1784. 11. 'Compendium of Useful Knowledge,' 1784. 12. 'Modern Times, or the Adventures of Gabriel Outcast,' a satirical novel, in the manner of Gil Blas (anon.), 3 vols., 1785. 13. 'The London Adviser and Guide,' 1786 and 1790. 14. 'The Honours of the Table, or Rules for Behaviour during Meals; with the whole Art of Carving,' London, 1788, 12mo; 5th edit., Bath, 1795. 15. 'A Compendium of Useful Knowledge,' London, 1788, 12mo; 6th edit., Bath [1800?], 12mo. 16. 'The Habitable World described,' 20 vols. London, 1788-97, 8vo. 17. 'The Progress of Man and Society,' with woodcuts by J. Bewick, Bath [1790?], 12mo; London, 1791, 12mo. 18. 'Proverbs Exemplified, and illustrated by pictures from real life. … With prints by J. Bewick,' London, 1790, 12mo. 19. 'Life, or the Adventures of William Ramble, Esq.' (anon.), a novel, 3 vols., 1793. 20. 'Monthly Communications,' a periodical publication, 1793. 21. 'The Way to be Rich and Respectable,' 7th edit., London, 1796, 8vo. 22. 'A Compendium of Sacred History,' 1797, being a compilation from Stackhouse's History of the Bible. 23. 'A System of Etiquette.' Bath, 1804, 12mo; 3rd edit., London, 1828. 24. 'Detached Philosophic Thoughts of the best Writers, ancient and modern, on Man, Life, Death, and Immortality,' 2 vols., Bath, [1810], 8vo. 25. 'A Sure Way to lengthen Life with Vigor; particularly in Old Age; the result of Experience. Written by Dr. Trusler at the age of 84,' 2 vols., Bath, 1819, 8vo." - DNB

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      London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1790; 1797.. Four parts bound in one volume. xii,[5]- 165pp. plus thirty handcolored folding plates; ix,[5]-34pp.; 29,[1]pp.; 61pp. plus twenty-two single-page plates. Half title before each titlepage. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Contemporary ownership signature of "Sir Patrick Murray" on first half title. Very clean and fresh. A fine copy. One of the most important works on naval tactics published in the age of sail, this is an attractive copy of all four parts of Clerk's influential treatise, with all fifty- two plates. The first part was privately published in 1782 in Edinburgh, and then in the present form in 1790. The second through fourth parts followed in 1797. Clerk was a Scottish merchant with a long interest in navigation, and he based this work on his study of English and continental naval tactics. He was partially influenced to produce the present work due to British naval defeats during the American War of Independence, especially the defeat at Yorktown. The plates illustrate many of the battles Clerk analyzes, including Admiral Rodney's engagement with the French in 1780, Arbuthnot's battle off the mouth of the Chesapeake in 1781, Byron's defeat by the Comte d'Estaing at Grenada in 1779, and more. Admiral Nelson implemented some of Clerk's tactics during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Not in Sabin, despite the American content. "Distinctive 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" - DNB. JCB MARITIME HAND-LIST 1277. ADAMS & WATERS 359, 360. SCOTT 419.

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        Aussicht von den Ruinen des Schlosses Suyburg am Zusammenfluss der Lenne und der Ruhr nach Hohen-Limburg." Ruine Hohensyburg mit Blick auf die Mündung der Lenne in die Ruhr und Fernsicht nach Süden auf Hohenlimburg

      Altkolorierte Umrissradierung von Daniel Berger nach Johann Kaspar Huber um 1790. 25x39 cm. - Ruhrgebiet 92 - Thieme / Becker XVIII, 11f. - Nagler, Lex. VII, 159f. - Malerischer Blick auf die Burgruine, über Ruhr- und Lennetal zum Sauerland.Der später in der Schweiz ansässige Künstler Johann Kaspar Huber war von 1784 bis 1789 in Düsseldorf tätig und schuf in dieser Zeit eine Folge von Landschaften aus dem Ruhr- und Lennetal. In seinen Werken "ist besonders sein Fleiss in zarter und sorgfältiger Vollendung aller Teile zu rühmen." (Nagler).Papierrand links grau verfärbt, Einrisse im linken Plattenrand restauriert, Eckabriss im Papierrand unten links ergänzt. Verso Stempel "Kunstsammlungen der Stadt Witten" und Deakzessionsstempel 1998.

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        Indian Watercolor of butterflies

      Indian Schoolc. 1790-1820Watercolors on paperFramed size 27 5/8? x 23 1/4?; paper size 14 1/4? x 18 1/4?(professionally framed with a beautiful gold leaf moulding with all archival materials and uv plexiglass)

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        Strictures on the lives and characters of the most eminent lawyers of the present day : including, among other celebrated names, those of the Lord Chancellor, and the twelve judges

      1790. 1st Edition. Physical description; xv,[1],232p. ; 8°. Notes; Anonymous. By Leman Thomas Rede, the elder. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT100328. Subjects; Judges - Great Britain. Lawyers - Great Britain. Closed tear to the title. Finely and [period] sympathetically bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and the title blocked direct in gilt. An uncommonly good example; of presentation quality - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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      1790 - With the half-title, list of subscribers, and glossary, which has a separate register and pagination. Some foxing to first few leaves, but otherwise a remarkably fine copy.Shirrefs was a crippled bookbinder and bookseller from Aberdeen (see Ramsden: Bookbinders in the U.K., p.217). This collection opens with ?Jamie and Bess?, which had been separately published in 1787. The shorter pieces include ?A Shop-Bill?, in which Shirrefs thanked the patrons of his bindery, ?To the Author from G. Lyon, with a Quarto bible to be bound?, and Shirrefs's answer to this, which is in effect an invoice in verse:?And now ye ha'e your book well bound,Sae ye may vizy't round and round;.The work will nae deserve reproof:And as ye wis' to ken the cost,Ye'll send me in by the next post,Or when the carrier comes to townNae mair, but just a site ha'f crown.?The 13-page list of subscribers is particularly interesting in that it states the trade or profession besides many of the names. There are, for example, two bakers, a grocer, a perfumer, a cork cutter, a landsurveyor, a sailor, merchants, lawyers, and a bookbinder, John Hunter. The book was in great demand in Granada and Jamaica, where Alexander Ritchie took 12 copies, and Alexander and David Shirrefs together one hundred copies. G. and G. Robinson of London took 100 copies, while many other booksellers are also named.

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        An Arabian belonging to Lord Grosvenor

      London: Published by Robert Sayer, circa 1790. Colour printed mezzotint with additional hand-colouring. State vi/viii, with the publication line altered to: ' Printed for ROBERT SAYER Map & Printseller, No. 53 Fleet Street, London'. 11 x 16 1/2 inches. A magnificent portrait of Lord Grosvenor's celebrated Arabian horse, by the master equine painter George Stubbs. George Stubbs is considered one of the greatest English painters. His ingenious animal and sporting pictures remain unrivalled in their passionate depiction of emotion and their commitment to naturalistic observation. Stubbs was briefly apprenticed to the painter Hamlet Winstanley, a relationship that quickly ended, leaving the young artist to his own tuition. In contrast to contemporary academic theory, Stubbs' attached great importance to the belief that art should imitate nature, not the work of other artists. He spent years carefully studying human and equine anatomy so that he could truthfully represent natural form and movement. A result of this study was his famous 'Anatomy of the Horse', which details, with beautiful engraving, the various elements of a horse's anatomy, from skeletal form to muscular definition. Continuing in search on innovation, Stubbs began experimenting with a myriad of different mediums, becoming accomplished in both enamels and printmaking. Through arduous application, he became a talented mezzotint engraver and worked with ease in both soft ground, and etching techniques. Stubbs' masterful paintings inspired some of the greatest engravers of the day to reproduce his work for publication. Stubbs was elected director of the Society of Artists and a Royal Academician, and today his prized paintings are housed in some of the finest museums in the world. Stubbs was often commissioned to paint accurate portraits of specific mares for proud aristocratic patrons, who wished to highlight their horses' racing success. This practice is expertly exemplified in this magnificent print. The Arabian horse in this print belonged to the first Lord Grosvenor, one of Stubbs' earliest and most important patrons. Lord Grosvenor had two passions, horse racing and collecting paintings; by glorifying one passion he was able to indulge the other. In this clever work Stubbs made the Arabian horse the clear center of attention, even the groom is made to appear secondary to the horse. The artist's anatomical knowledge is displayed in the musculature of the horse's legs and shoulders and by the veins on the muzzle and right hind leg. Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs 21, vi/viii; Gilbey, Life of George Stubbs no.28; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p.270

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        The Poems of Ossian (Two Volumes-Complete)

      London: A. Strahan and T. Cadell. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1790. First Edition (?). 1. Hard Cover. Bound in contemporary full leather, spines in six compartments separated by gilt borders, gilt lettering in two compartments on red panels, gilt decoration in other compartments, gilt borders on covers, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. In 1760, James MacPherson (1736-96), published "Fingal, an Ancient Epic Poem" his first translation of an ancient Gaelic poem composed by the warrior/poet Ossian a thousand years before. Praised by Schiller, quoted at length by Goethe, and beloved by Napoleon, a complete translation of the works of Ossian followed quickly upon the heels of its predecessor, but like "Fingal," it was a monumental literary fraud unparalleled in the history of European scholarly letters. Composed entirely by MacPherson, Ossian was entirely a figment of Macpherson's imagination. In the following two years, MacPherson published two additional fragments, "Fragments" and "Temora." MacPherson had compiled fragments of ancient Gaelic poetry, which he interspersed with his own work, and published them all together, again as the work of Ossian, in 1765. This first collected edition, "The Works of Ossian" (1765), contains 400 or so textual revisions, mostly minor in nature, but for his second collected edition Macpherson reworked his entire text stylistically, and reordered the poems 'so as to form a kind of regular history of the age to which they relate'. When faced with skeptics, including Samuel Johnson, MacPherson was forced to fabricate his sources. [Lowndes 1736]. Also published there for the first time were MacPherson's prefatory discussion of the nature and merits of his 'translation' into prose rather than verse, doubting 'whether the harmony which these poems might derive from rhime could atone for the simplicity and energy, which they would lose'. He gives as an example a fragment of an old Norse poem translated by way of Gaelic into contemporary English prose, and then into contemporary English verse. The preface is dated 'Aug. 15, 1773'; it was less than six weeks later that Boswell and Johnson, in Ulinish on the Isle of Skye, were talking with Donald M'Queen about Ossian. 'I look upon M'Pherson's Fingal to be as gross an imposition as ever the world was troubled with', said Johnson. 'Had it been really an ancient work It would have been a curiosity of the first rate. As a modern production, it is nothing' (Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, ed. Hill-Powell, in Life of Johnson, V, 240-3) Johnson mentions this discussions with M'Queen in "Journey to the Western Islands" (first edition, pp. 271-7) in the course of a sustained denunciation of MacPherson's 'translations' and their apologists. Within two days of the distribution of Johnson's "Journey" to the booksellers, MacPherson began frantic negotiations with William Strahan, his publisher as well as Johnson's, to have an advertisement printed retracting such expressions as 'insolence, audacity, and guilt', and to omit the provocative words from future editions. But the second edition was already in the press and in any case Johnson himself vetoed all capitulation. MacPherson then wrote a letter to Johnson the contents of which remain a matter for conjecture, but which elicited the famous reply, in part quoted in the press of the day, 'I received your foolish and impudent letter [&c. ]' (Life, II, 297-8, 511-13; Letters, II, 168-9) Meanwhile, in response to Johnson's assertion that 'the editor, or author, never could shew the original' (Journey p. 273) MacPherson persuaded Thomas Becket, the original publisher of Fingal and Temora, to place a notice in the London Chronicle and the St. James's Chronicle confirming that the originals had been available for inspection in 1762. 'What does Becket mean by the Originals of Fingal and other poems of Ossian, which he advertises to have lain in his shop? ' asked Boswell in a letter. 'De non existentibus' wrote Johnson by way of reply, 'what cannot be produced must be treated as nonexistent' (Life, II, 294-7; Letters, II, 176-8) Five years after MacPherson had published "Fragments of Ancient Poetry" in 1760, his "translations" of Ossian were beginning to generate controversy, and at the end of the first volume in this edition comments on Ferdinando Warner’s "Remarks on the History of Fingal and Other Poems of Ossian" (1762) in which Warner claims that MacPherson has transferred Irish heroes to a Scottish context. It was probably Warner’s assertive, but flawed, criticism of Macpherson that led to further investigations into his texts. The poems, written in a loose, rhythmical style, filled with superaturalism and melancholy, influenced powerfully the rising romantic movement in literature, especially German literature. The poems were admired by Goethe, among others, for romantic rhythm and occasional passages of striking beauty. . Armorial bookplates on feps with additional signatures and former owner's stamp, otherwise unmarked. Corners bumped, boards and spines very lightly rubbed, pages supple, text block square and tight. An extremely handsome early set of this interesting work. VERY GOOD+. . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. xiv, (ii), 404; 436, (2) pp .

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      [New York]: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, [1790].. Folio broadside. Removed from a sammelband volume, with stab holes along the left edge. Near fine. A very rare printing - only the second copy located - of the first extension of the law that regulated procedures in the United States Supreme Court and in lesser federal courts. The U.S. Constitution provided for the creation of the Supreme Court, but did not include provisions for the establishment of any other judicial system. This was addressed by the Judiciary Act of 1789, passed on Sept. 24 of that year, one of the first acts of the first Congress. On Sept. 29, 1789 the Congress passed a law making rules for judicial procedure in those courts, especially governing the issuance of "writes and processes" and the rates of fees. The present act extends the provisions of that law until the end of the next session of Congress. NAIP and Bristol locate only one copy of this act, at the South Carolina Archives. Rare. BRISTOL B7582. NAIP w040873.

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        Viaggio negli Stati Uniti dell' America Settentrionale fatto negli anni 1785, 1786, e 1787

      Milano, Nella Stamperia di Giuseppe Marelli..., 1790. Two volumes: xii,403; vi, 402 p. [Signatures: *6, A-2A8, 2B1; pi4 (-pi4), A-2A8, 2B1 (-2B10)], 5 folding maps, 9 plates (3 folding), 3 folding tables; 22 cm. Title continues: Con alcune osservazioni sui vegetabili pi utili di quel paese. The three tables (the national debt for 1787; a distance table; a table for conversion of money) are numbered separately and bound in at end of vol. 2. Plates engraved by Benedetto Bordiga. The Count Luigi Castiglioni was a Milanese botanist who visiited the young republic because, he wrote, the recent events in the United States may turn out to be some of the most significant in history. I published translations of chapters on Rhode Island and New Hampshire/ Vermont some years before Antonio Pace's excellent translation of the whole appeared. John Carter Brown Catalog, 1493-1800, III: 3356; Sabin 11413; Clark, T. D., Old South II: 84. Fine in original publisher's wrappers; gift quality. Stock#OB496.

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        Sermons On Several Occasions, in Two Volumes (VERY SCARCE! Worldcat Locates Only One Comparable Set In The British Library!)

      Liverpool, Great Britain: Printed at Smith's Navigation Shop, 1790. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. (Religion) WOLSTENHOLME, Henry. Sermons On Several Occasions, In Two Volumes. Liverpool: Smith's Navigation Shop, 1790. First Edition. Rebound in recent red cloth. PO presentation note and bookplate. PO stamp on title page of volume two. PO bookplate of Paul Rader, 20th century evangelist. Hardcover. Very Clean. Light toning. Very Good. $2500.00

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        Física Experimental o Instituciones de la Natural Filosofía... Tomo Primero. Traducidas al castellano por D.F.G.P

      Madrid, Spain: Con Licencia en la Imprenta Real, 1790. 1790. Spanish translation. VERY GOOD. A clean, unmarked, leather bound intact copy, complete with 7 folded plates at rear of book. Volume One of "Instituciones de la Natural Filosofía" by the renowned 18th century Portuguese cleric/philosopher/scientist,Teodoro Almeida (1722-1804). Almeida's progressive theories caused a revolution in the physical sciences. He suffered harassment and persecution by supporters of ancient theories that he rejected. Original editions of this work are rare, especially in the well-preserved condition of this copy. Pages are bright and supple - no foxing or toning, excepting a few scattered spots on plates. All page edges red stained. The fold-out plates (line diagrams of physics experiments and principles) have minor edge creasing and there is a small ink stain at bottom edge of plates, not affecting or close to images. The calf leather cover is clean though very worn. Leather is heavily worn, missing in several areas along the edges. There is one inch chip from the bottom of the spine and a shallow chip at head of spine. A few gilt rules still mark the spine, but the title label is gone and "Tomo 1" is barely visible. The hinges remain intact and the book block is firm. Endpapers are hand marbled; they no longer adhere to the inside covers but are complete; rear endpapers are edge chipped. Contains 14 chapters "de la mecanica." 4-1/4 x 7"; [xii] + 346 pages plus the 7 folded plates.. Leather. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Física Experimental e Instituciones de la Natural Filosofía. Traducidas al castellano por F. G. P. Tomo Primero [Único publicado]

      Madrid, en la Imprenta Real, 1790. 4to. menor; 6 hs., 346 pp. y 7 láminas plegadas. Un raro e interesante ejemplar de trabajo, de la época, con numerosas acotaciones manuscritas, en los márgenes e incluso en hojas blancas añadidas y encartadas. Encuadernación en piel, de época, fatigada.

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

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

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        Descriptions and Sketches of some Remarkable Oaks, in the Park at Welbeck, in the county of Nottingham, a seat of His Grace the Duke of Portland. To which are added, observations on the age and durability of that tree. With remarks on the annual growth of

      London: Printed by J. Nichols, for the author. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Boards rubbed at edges. Joints cracking. Spotting to plates. Ink name to ffep. Book-plate of William Arthur, Sixth Duke of Portland to front paste-down. Extra plate with some tears due to it having been folded to fit the books dimensions. 1790. First Edition. Contemporary half calf gilt. 23pp :: 10 engraved plates. One extra plate bound in at end :: 270mm x 210mm (11" x 8") .

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        Terraquea; Or, a New System of Geography and Modern History

      William Porter, Skinner-Row, 1790. Leather Bound. Very Good. 3 volumes. 8vo. Superior copy, near fine. Clean, unmarked pages, including four beautiful folded maps, in fine condition with no splits or foxing. Good binding and covers, bound in full contemporary leather, very minor rubbing. Spines solid with six compartments. Gold gilt lettering and decorations on the spine, bright spine lettering. Inside cover labelled with the crest and motto of Edward Westby of County Clare, Ireland. Volume I: [34], 336, [2] pp. Volume II: [24], 383, [2] pp. [12], 371, [2] pp. Maps: Volume 1: p. 1. The World with the Latest Discoveries, p. 290. A New Map of Spain, Designed for the Present State of Spain Volume 3: p. 1. The British Islands, p. 335. A Map of Ireland principally intended to show the position of the Chief Groups of Mountains and the courses of the greater Rivers. Copied with some additions from Beaufort’s small Map, by permission.

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      Amsterdam [i.e. London]: Printed for, and sold by, J. Weitstein, [1790?]. 8vo. [22.5 cm.] iv, 184 pages. Original boards recently rebacked in calf with leather spine label stamped in gold. Front free endpaper is a fairly inconspicuous replacement of old paper; title and following leaf reinserted on stubs of Japanese tissue. Boards edge-worn, occasional spots in text from soiling or foxing. Still about very good overall. Early owner's inscription on title page ("John Clarke, Ashley, Cheshire, 1813.") FIRST EDITION. "Of all Taylor's essays this remains the one whose value is least impaired by time. It remains unsurpassed as an exposition of mythological themes in the context of the philosophy with which they are traditionally and integrally associated. There is no publication date on the title page, and the presumed date is 1790 or 1791; the imprint of Amsterdam is considered to be fictitious." --Raine and Harper, "Thomas Taylor, The Platonist, Selected Writings," p. 344. Thomas Taylor (1758-1835) was famous for his translations of the Greek classics. These included the first English translation of the complete works of Plato (1804), in which he revised and completed the work of Floyer Sydenham. While his works were treated with scorn by some contemporaries (Coleridge said that with Taylor ‘difficult Greek is transmuted into incomprehensible English’), they were at the same time highly influential. Taylor helped introduce Platonist ideals to the English Romantic poets (Coleridge no exception), and he is said to have had an even greater impact on Emerson and the Transcendental movement in America.

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        Observationes academicae, quibus via munitur ad origines graecas investigandas, lexicorumque defectus resarciendos; et Io. Dan. a Lennep Praelectiones academicae, de analogia linguae graecae, sive rationum analogicarum linguae graecae expositio

      1790 - A fine copy of this work, dedicated to the French scholar D'Ansse Villoison, a book important in the history of Dutch classical philology, in particular in its relation to the Schola Hemsterhusiana, named after the scholar Tiberius Hemsterhuis. This was a Dutch philological movement of the eighteenth century which concentrated on the idea of Analogy in language (defined by Van Lennep on pp.23-25). Van Lennep's work was highly regarded in some areas (although the whole approach was viewed by the German Benfey as so much waste paper, and one which should have remained unpublished) and he may have to some extent anticipated the notion of Ablaut or vowel shift in Indo European, a doctrine famously associated with the German philologist Grimm ( e.g. see p.8-9 of part 2), together with the idea of basic roots. Certainly the way Greek was put together and worked was of great importance to these Dutch scholars.Valckenaer's Observationes, which are posthumously published lecture notes dating from 1762/3, occupy pp.1-78. There then follows van Lennep's De analogia linguae Graecae pp. 1-214, and then Everard Scheide's commentary on van Lennep Animadversiones ad. librum. de analogia graecae linguae.L. C.Valckenaer (1715-1785) professor of Greek at Franeker, and a pupil of Hemsterhuis, was the editor of numerous Greek grammatical texts. The lecture notes here published, we are told by the editor, had circulated in manuscript the length and breadth of Europe, but had become corrupted, hence the desire to produce an edition. Van Lennep (1724-1771), a pupil of both Hemsterhuis and Valckenaer was professor at Gronigen and then Franeker, but died young and in poverty. His lectures also seem to have been known because they circulated in manuscript, but in 1779 there was published posthumously by Paddenburg his , a copy of which Lord Monboddo certainly read and referred to. This would seem to have been printed in a small edition, as it is most uncommon.Everardus Scheide (1742-1794) was a pupil of Van Lennep, an Arabist with his own printing types (like Erpenius), and an industrious scholar, and it is he who here not only edited his predecessor's work, but also added a lengthy treatise of his own and an interesting preface, which tells us much about the history of these texts. He also edited other materials by Van Jan Noordegraaf. 'Dutch philologists and general linguistic theory etc. 'Provenance: engraved armorial bookplate of Lord Sandys of Ombersley.

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      [New York: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1790].. 4pp. Small folio. Dbd. Small contemporary numerical inscription in lower margin of pp.[1] and 3. Some marginal staining and foxing, not affecting text. Else very good, untrimmed. In a half morocco clamshell case. The rare original Congressional printing of a crucial act passed Aug. 10, 1790, raising the duties on various imports to fund the payment of the national debt. This act was an important part of Alexander Hamilton's overall strategy for putting the finances of the infant federal government on a sound basis. Six days before this act was approved, Congress passed the important "Assumption Act," by which the federal government assumed the debts incurred by the individual states during the Revolution in exchange for any claim those states had on western lands. Hamilton then proposed to consolidate these debts, and require it to be paid down by money taken in as duties on imports. That part of the plan was put in place by the Public Debt Act, passed by Congress two days after this present act. Hamilton's plan of paying down the federal debt with an increase in duties also served another part of his overall plan, which was to encourage domestic manufactures at the expense of imports. The present act increases duties on a wide variety of goods, wares, and merchandise. With it Hamilton put in place a key element the strategy completed by the Public Debt Act, passed on Aug. 12, 1790. A scarce document, with NAIP and OCLC together locating five copies, at the American Antiquarian Society, New York Public Library, Rhode Island Historical Society, Yale, and the Library of Congress. EVANS 22965. NAIP w014347.

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        Della istoria viniziana da lui volgarizzata libri dodici ora per la prima volta secondo l'originale pubblicati.

      Venedig, Antonio Zatta, 1790. - 2 Bde. XLIII, 310 SS. (2), 356 SS. Mit gest. Frontispiz (Portrait Bembos nach Tizian). Mamorierte Halblederbände des frühen 19. Jhs. mit zweifärbigen Rückenschildchen und etwas -vergoldung. Dreiseitig gesprenkelter Farbschnitt. 4to. Schöner klassizistischer Pressendruck auf besserem Papier. "In questa moderna, nobile ed accuratissima ristampa [.] il testo è ridotto per la prima volta alla sua inigrità sopra un manoscritto di pugno di Bembo che serbasi nella Marciana, e vi si trovano non poche voci che mancano nel Vocabolario, e chi gli Accademici avrebbo adottate, se questa edizione si fosse pubblicata a'tempi loro" (Gamba). - Die hübschen Einbände an den Kanten bestoßen, die Kapitale mit kl. Läsuren. Innen breitrandig, sauber und fleckenfrei. Gamba 131. Cicogna 570 (Anm.). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        FRANCKLIN [sic]

      [Paris: Marie Francois Drouhin, circa 1790].. Handcolored mezzotint portrait. Oval portrait, 10 x 8 1/4 inches on a 12 1/2 x 9 1/4 inch sheet. Sheet lightly browned, more so around the edges. Overall, very good. Matted. An attractive mezzotint portrait of Benjamin Franklin, with delicate contemporary coloring. The engraving was done after an original portrait by the famed French painter, Charles Philippe Vanloo (sometimes spelled Van Loo). The original portrait was done while Franklin resided in Paris in the years during and after the American Revolution, and is now in the collection of the American Philosophical Society, which was founded by Franklin. Sellers asserts that it is "beyond question a life portrait," done between 1777 and 1785. In Vanloo's original portrait Franklin wears a fur coat. In this print of the painting the fur coat has been replaced by a simpler cloth coat. Franklin wears glasses, his hair is long and gray, and he has a slight smile on his face. In the caption below the image, his name is spelled "Francklin." "The substitution of a simple gray coat for the fur-trimmed costume of the original was undoubtedly in deference to revolutionary feeling" - Sellers. This print was engraved after Vanloo's portrait by the noted French engraver, Pierre-Michel Alix, who was known for his portraits of leading French citizens and prominent personalities. A handsome contemporary portrait of the American who dazzled France as a diplomat, scientist, philosopher, and gentleman of society. SELLERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN IN PORTRAITURE, p.394.

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