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        LES DEPUTES DE LA PROVINCE DU NORD DE SAINT-DOMINGUE, A MESSIEURS LES CITOYENS DES DISTRICTS DU PORT-AU-PRINCE [caption title].

      Port-au-Prince: de l'Imprimerie de Mozard, 1790. - 4pp. Fine. An early Haitian imprint. Although Thomas suggests that a press existed in the French colony of Saint Domingue in 1750, this seems unlikely, and the earliest known imprint is by the printer of the present piece, Mozard, in 1789. It was probably the forces of the French Revolution which brought printing to the island, and this address from the citizens of the northern region to the province of the West, around Port- au-Prince, is part of the Revolutionary fervor which soon led to the collapse of government. SWAN, CARIBBEAN PRINTING, p.32.

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        ARRÊTÉ DU CONSEIL SUPÉRIEUR DE SAINT-DOMINGUE. EXTRAIT DES REGISTRES DU CONSEIL SUPÉRIEUR DE SAINT-DOMINGUE [caption title]

      Port-au-Prince: Bourdon, 1790.. 4pp. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Minor wear and soiling. Very good. Edict issued by the Council of Saint Domingue at Port-au- Prince but lacking the ratification of the King or the National Assembly. This is another piece in the conflict between the independence of the white planters of Saint Domingue and the will of France to keep control of her colony. While the French Revolution raged in Europe, the people of Saint Domingue struggled with their own notions of independence and revolution. Eighteenth-century Caribbean imprints are rare.

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        Autographed Letter Signed

      Royston, 1790. unbound. 1 page, 9 x 8 inches, Royston, January 15, 1790. Written to Daniel Adams, publisher of "The Society of Arts Monthly," an important publication that kept artists, architects, and scientists up-to-date on Government Commissions and private endowments, in part: "Enclosed I send you a draft for four guineas...my arrears of subscription up to Christmas last which you will have the goodness to place to my credit. Give me a line that this came to hand. I shall be glad from time to time to have the publication of the Society. If I was in town when they met...I would have had the pleasure in attending...being most sincerely in their thoughts". Usual folds, otherwise very good condition. Considered by many to be the most important British architect of the era encompassing the later half of the 18th century until his death in 1835. He is responsible for much of the layout of Regency London. Nash designed and laid out Regents Park and its Terraces (1813 - 1820), using radical designs that would heavily influence Olmstead in his creation of Central Park, New York City, 50 years later. In 1825 he redesigned Buckingham House and, with its new splendor, became known as Buckingham Palace.

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        ANECDOTES, ANTIENT AND MODERN. WITH OBSERVATIONS

      Printed for John Stockdale, London 1790 - An 18th Century Collection of Well-Indexed Anecdotes, Owned by Wallis Simpson's Spurned Husband. 222 x 140 mm (8 3/4 x 5 1/2"). xvi, 470, xvi, 106, v, [1] pp., [8] leaves (ads). Pleasing early 20th century red three-quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands flanked by plain gilt rules, gilt titling, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With an amusing engraved frontispiece portrait of the author using bellows at a fireplace of imagination to generate anecdotes. Front pastedown with woodcut armorial bookplate of Ernest Aldrich Simpson (see below). Upper corners slightly bumped, title page and frontispiece mildly foxed, text with occasional marginal smudges, minor foxing, offsetting, or other trivial imperfections, but a fresh and generally excellent copy internally, in a pleasing binding that shows almost no wear. First printed in the previous year, these anecdotes by British historian and magistrate James Pettit Andrews (ca. 1737-97) are called by Britannica "an amusing collection of gossip," and our copy is distinguished by having belonged to a man at the center of some of the most scandalous gossip of the 20th century. The anecdotes here are drawn from Andrews' years of research in esoteric volumes, and are arranged into 68 alphabetically-ordered topics, among them "Conjugal Infidelity," "Good Old Times," and "Lazy Monks." The elaborate index is as amusing and revealing as the stories, with entries including "Ear, lost, does not ruffle a Spaniard's temper," "Drunkeness, where precisely lies the sin of it?" and the pithy "Jesuits, troublesome." Ernest Aldrich Simpson (1895-1958) was a graduate of Harvard, a naturalized British citizen, and a successful shipping executive, but he was chiefly known and is only remembered as the spurned husband of Wallis Warfield Simpson (1896-1986), the American for whom Edward VIII gave up the throne of England. In his obituary, the "New York Times" called him "the forgotten man" in the most publicized romance of the century, which culminated in his ex-wife's marrying her royal lover and becoming the Duchess of Windsor. One can easily imagine why someone in Simpson's position would be anxious to have a supply of anecdotes at the ready, in order to steer cocktail party conversation away from his own circumstances. Of some additional interest here is the long section of ads at the back for a large number of priced books available from the major London publisher John Stockdale. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letter signed ("Le Comte de Mirabeau").

      N. p., 16. VI. 1790. - 8vo. 3 pp. To an undisclosed recipient, wishing to discuss the particulars of a new public education system in France: "J'ai reçu, Monsieur, un temoignage de votre bienveillance, etre n'est pas le premier dont vous m'avez honoré [.]". - Transl. from the French original: "I received, Monsieur, a token of your kindness, and it was not the first with which you have honored me. I have delayed in answering you because I was in bed, deprived of sight, and I didn't want that the hand of a secretary temper the expression of my gratitude. It is sincere [.] when good citizens such as you and, which is a very honorable coincidence, good citizens illuminated by the meditation and study of works which have produced everything which is great in the world, take up the task of consoling public men for the calumnies, iniquities, ostracisms which are their surest emolument. If nature hadn't endowed me with some tenacity, and my bizarre destiny, in sowing my way with shackles, hadn't provided me with some compensations of this kind, my very ardent sensibility would long since have consumed me. I would be very charmed [.] to make your closer acquaintance and to talk over your ideas on a new system of public education, for the moment is approaching for dealing with it, and we have been building on moving sands if we don't give our entire edi!ce such underpinnings. Please let me know the moments that your circumstances would permit you to give me in particular, and agree to the homages of the very distinguished sentiments with which I have the honor to be [.] your very humble and very obedient servant" [.]. - In a lengthy postscript, Mirabeau has added: "I am sending this letter to your bookseller, as I don't know your address. Would you like to let me know what it is? Would it also be indiscreet to ask a literary favor of you? Books have been bought for me at this moment at M. d'Holbach's. I am not a bibliographer, much less a bibliomaniac; but am the owner of a rather large number of beautiful books. I have for many of the great men of antiquity a kind of superstition that makes me want to have their most beautiful editions. Of Demosthenes I only have the Works of Demosthenes and Aeschines, the first Greek orators &c. by Hieronymus Wolf, Frankfurt 1604 - Could you indicate the preferable edition? And the best editions of the Greek classics in general? I have been told of a Demosthenes edition in which there is a kind of medallion where this god of eloquence holds in one hand three crowns and in the other a raised dagger. Do you know this edition? [.]". - Some damage to edges and slightly dusty.

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        A Treatise on the Inoculation of Horses, for the Strangles; in which is clearly laid down, the manner and time of the operation; the Preparation Necessary Previous thereto; and the Mode of Treatment During the Continuance of the Disorder; the Whole Being the Result of long and repeated Experience. By Richard Ford, of Birmingham; who has Made the Complaints of Horses his Study for More than Fifty Years Past

      Birmingham: Printed by E. Piercy, in Bull Street, [1790]. First edition, xix, [1, blank], 23, [1, blank]pp., with list of subscribers, dedicated to the Duke of Montague and signed by Ford at the foot of dedication leaf, expertly bound in period style half calf, a nice copy. This rare work, by a veterinary practitioner of Birmingham, deals with inoculation of horses against strangles. Ford's view is that Strangles is caused by a specific poison, which is comparable to smallpox. "If the disease is analogous to smallpox, and the latter could be dealt with by inoculation, then why not strangles? This is our interpretation of Ford's position, and readily explains what otherwise appears to be a remarkable departure from the methods of his day. He tells us that he has inoculated horses from two days to seven years old, and always found that the younger the subject the more favourable the results.". (Smith, The Early History of Veterinary Literature). ESTC with 4 UK locations, none added by OCLC; Smith, vol. 2, pp.178-9; Huth p.57; Not in Dingley.

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        3 rare bound volumes of Massachusetts Magazine, 1790-1791 . 1790 (January- December), 1791 (July-December)

      Isaiah Thomas & Ebenezer T. Andrews 1790-1791, Boston - 3 volumes. Massachusetts Magazine, 1790 (January - December), 1791 (July - December). In early or original bindings. With engraved copperplates and printed music, and much on the early United States. Some wear (especially to joints, and the copperplate for October, 1790 is crudely backed) but generally very good. The magazine was published between 1789 and 1796 - no 18th Century American magazine had a longer life. Much in the way of original content. Rare on the market - last auction record was for a complete run at Sotheby’s in 1973 ($1300). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        3 rare bound volumes of Massachusetts Magazine, 1790-1791 . 1790 (January-December), 1791 (July-December)

      Boston: Isaiah Thomas & Ebenezer T. Andrews. 1790-1791. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very Good. 3 volumes. Massachusetts Magazine, 1790 (January - December), 1791 (July - December). In early or original bindings. With engraved copperplates and printed music, and much on the early United States. Some wear (especially to joints, and the copperplate for October, 1790 is crudely backed) but generally very good. The magazine was published between 1789 and 1796 - no 18th Century American magazine had a longer life. Much in the way of original content. Rare on the market - last auction record was for a complete run at Sotheby’s in 1973 ($1300).

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        The Botanic Garden. A Poem in Two Parts. Part I containing The Economy of Vegetation. Part II. The Loves of The Plants. With Philosophical Notes

      G : in Good condition. Modern rebind with new endpapers. Scattered foxing and page browning. Some off-setting Second Edition Quarter leather cover 300mm x 240mm (12" x 9"). xii, 214pp, 126pp, 202pp. Illustrated with engraved frontispieces and 18 other engraved plates including 1 fold out. Bound in two volumes, non uniform: volume one: published 1791; volume II published 1790 (Second edition). With ten plates in each volume: Vol I frontispiece (Fuseli's Flora attired by the Elements); two Wedgewood cameos; Fuseli's Fertilization of Egypt engraved by Blake; Cypripedium (fold-out); Erythrina Corallodendron; four Portland vase plates; Section of the Earth; Vol II frontispiece (Flora at Play with Cupid); two plates depicting Linneus's 24 classes of plant; Meadia; Gloriosa Superba; Dionoea Muscipula; Amaryllis Formosissima; Vallisneria Spiralis; Hedysarum Gyrans; Apocynum Androsoemifolium; plus vignette of Cupid in volume two.

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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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        Captain Cook's Voyages Round the World (The First performed in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771; The Second in 1772, 1773, 1774, 1775; The Third and Last in 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780; For Making Discoveries in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, By Order of His Present Majesty...) 1790 FIRST THUS EDITION W/ FOLD-OUT ENGRAVING OF COOK'S DEATH!

      Newcastle: M. Brown, 1790. 1st Thus. Leather Bound Leather Bound. Very Good. (Travel & Exploration) COOK, Captain James; FURNEAUX, Captain. Captain Cook's Voyages Round the World (The First performed in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771; The Second in 1772, 1773, 1774, 1775; The Third and Last in 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780; For Making Discoveries in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, By Order of His Present Majesty...) Newcatle: M. Brown, 1790. Bound in Two Volumes. 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 Inches. Contemporary leather binding with elaborate gold tooling to spines. All engravings, fold-out chart and fold-out map INTACT. Fold-out engraving of the death of Captain Cook has been laid-down on paper to prevent deterioration. Slight toning and PO name to ffep. Sight wear, repair and chipping to leather boards. Overall, a clean and highly collectible set.

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        Cahier de Six Differentes Vues de la Solitude Romantique D'Arlesheim Dans L'Eveche de Basle, a une lieue de la Ville de Basle Dessinees D'Apres Nature Par G. F. Gmelin, et Publiees Par Chretien de Mechel

      Basle, 1790. Paper pasted onto boards, with marbled paper predominating, and a leather title on front board. Very Good Plus. Oblong, 20 by 26.5 cm. Six hand-colored plates of views, including of grottos (and the monument to Gessner within one), of the Maison de l'Hermite, and the Temple of Proserpine. The coloring greatly enriches the beauty and detailing of the scenes depicted. The plates are all watermarked 1786. While the title refers to the Eveche de Basle, the watermark indicates "Bale", which is in fact inaccurate. Scarce. Only five copies located on OCLC, and these copies were issued later -- in 1792 -- and with no indication that their plates were hand-colored, as the case with this copy. The hand-coloring of this copy appears contemporary, or near contemporary. Light wear to cover. Gmelin mispelled "Gmelen" on cover label. Some light marginal soiling, and one spot touching on a plate.

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        REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, RELATIVE TO A PROVISION FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE PUBLIC CREDIT OF THE UNITED STATES, IN CONFORMITY TO A RESOLUTION OF THE TWENTY-FIRST DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1789. PRESENTED TO THE HOUSE ON THURSDAY THE 14TH DAY OF JANUARY, 1790

      New York: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1790.. 51pp. Pages 27-30 and 51 provided in expert facsimile. Folio. Antique- style three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Very good. Alexander Hamilton's public credit report, his first major report as the first secretary of the Treasury, and one of the greatest American state papers. This document laid the ground work for Hamilton's campaign to restore the credit of the United States and define the role of the federal government in the new Union. It was also the catalyst for the creation of opposing political parties in the bitter debate which ensued over Hamilton's proposals. Much of our present political and governmental system springs from this document. During the first session of the new Congress in September 1789, the House requested that Hamilton, as Secretary of the Treasury, prepare a plan for restructuring the web of state and national debt left by the Revolution. At the beginning of the second session of Congress, Hamilton sought to present his plan in a speech, but was denied the opportunity, setting a precedent for cabinet members not to appear before the full House of Congress. Instead, he was required to submit his plan in writing. Working with his usual alacrity, he quickly drafted this report, which was presented to the House in printed form on Jan. 14, 1790. According to Hamilton's biographer, Robert Hendrickson, "This first of Hamilton's great public reports...constituted the seven-point legislative program of President Washington's first administration. The seven points were: 1) the restoration of public credit, 2) a sound system of taxation, 3) a national bank, 4) a sound currency, 5) the promotion of commerce, 6) a liberal immigration policy, and 7) the encouragement of manufactures." Parts of this program were elaborated in subsequent Hamilton reports, but the kernels of them all, and particularly the first two, are in this first report. Partisan lines were quickly formed between those who applauded Hamilton's proposals and those who saw in them "deep, dark, and dreary chaos," as Fisher Ames put it. Hamilton intended to have the federal government absorb many of the state debts of the Revolution, as well as old Continental war loans and certificates given to soldiers. Foreign debts would be honored, and all would be consolidated into one national debt that would be funded, establishing public credit. Privately, Hamilton felt that the consolidated debt would be the glue which would hold the nation together. These plans stepped on a variety of state, sectional, and personal interests, and the storm of protest which arose, led by James Madison, soon mushroomed into open partisan politics; but in the end the essence of Hamilton's plan was adopted, and the fiscal basis of the federal government was laid. EVANS 22998. FORD 161. HENDRICKSON, HAMILTON II, pp.21-25.

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        VOYAGES DANS LES PARTIES INTERIEURES DE L’AMERIQUE, PENDANT LE COURS DE LA DERNIERE GUERRE ; PAR UN OFFICIER DE L’ARMEE ROYALE.

      PARIS (BRIAND) 1790 - ANBURY (THOMAS) : VOYAGES DANS LES PARTIES INTERIEURES DE L’AMERIQUE, PENDANT LE COURS DE LA DERNIERE GUERRE ; PAR UN OFFICIER DE L’ARMEE ROYALE. TRADUIT DE L’ANGLAIS. PARIS (BRIAND) 1790. 2 VOLS – IN-8° (20 X 13 CM), RELIE DEMI-BASANE EPOQUE – TITRE MANUSCRIT AU DOS. TITRE – 396 PP – 2 FF – 470 PP. THOMAS ANBURY SERVAIT DANS L’ARMEE ROYALE DURANT LES PREMIERES ANNEES DE LA GUERRE DE SECESSION. IL FUT FAIT PRISONNIER A SARATOGA PAR LES FORCES COLONIALES. CONTRE SA PAROLE DONNEE, IL FUT AUTORISE A VOYAGER DANS LES COLONIES. LES DEUX VOLUMES COMPRENANT 80 LETTRES UN « AMI » RELATE SES IMPRESSIONS DANS CE QUI ALLAIT ETRE LES ETATS-UNIS. EDITION FRANÇAISE PARUE UN AN APRES L’ANGLAISE. RARE (MANQUE LA CARTE DEPLIANTE). PAYPAL ACCEPTE UNIQUEMENT POUR L’ETRANGER, MERCI DE VOTRE COMPREHENSION. THOMAS ANBURY, SERVED IN THE ROYAL ARMY DUVERY THE EARLY YEARS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND WAS CAPTURED AND MADE PRISONER IN SARATOGA. THE 2 VOLUMES COMPRISING EIGHT LETTERS TO “A FRIEND” RECORD IMPRESSIONS. INTERESTING RECORDS OF AN OBJECTIV OBSERVER A MAP MISSING. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reports Of Cases Adjudged In The Court Of King's Bench, From Easter

      1790. Lofft, Capel, Reporter. Reports Of Cases Adjudged In The Court Of King's Bench, From Easter Term 12 Geo. 3. To Michaelmas 14 Geo. 3 (Both Inclusive). With Some Select Cases in the Court of Chancery and of the Common Pleas, Which are Within the Same Period. To Which is Added, the Case of General Warrants, And a Collection of Maxims. Dublin: Printed by James Moore, 1790. [ii], [xxvi], 814 (star-paged), 10, 22, [60] pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Recent quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Light toning to text, faint dampspotting to a few leaves. Early owner stamp (Rockingham County) and early signature (of C[harles] L[evi] Woodbury, the son of Levi Woodbury (1789-1851), governor, legislator, cabinet official, and U.S. Supreme Court justice) to front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. * First Dublin edition, from the first and only London edition of 1776--the sole editions of a very important collection of reports heard before Lord Mansfield from 1772 to 1774. It is notable on several accounts, foremost being its unique coverage of the full proceedings in the case Somerset v. Stewart (1772). This was the first major legal victory for the British abolitionist movement, in which Lord Hargrave argued successfully for the fundamental illegality of slavery under the laws of England. Lord Mansfield's concurring opinion owed much of its language to Hargrave. Also included here (retrospectively) is the case of Wilkes v. Wood (1763) in which John Wilkes won a precedent-setting suit against Robert Wood, the chief government agent involved in the illegal seizure of Wilkes's papers during Wilkes' prosecution for the publication of North Briton No. 45. Wallace, in an otherwise uncomplimentary review, concedes that Lofft's reports "embraced a portion of Lord Mansfield's judicial life not covered by any other reporter," and that Lofft was the only reporter to preserve a record of the Somerset case. Hargrave's argument in defense of Somerset was published separately in pamphlet form in 1772, but for the proceedings as a whole, Lofft's report remains the sole printed source. Appended to the reports is an original collection of 652 Latin maxims followed by

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        THE AMERICAN SAILOR: A TREATISE ON PRACTICAL SEAMANSHIP, WITH HINTS AND REMARKS RELATING THERETO. DESIGNED TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS MAKING NAVIGATION IN GENERAL MORE PERFECT, AND OF CONSEQUENCE, LESS DESTRUCTIVE TO HEALTH, LIVES AND PROPERTY

      Newport, R.I.: Printed by Peter Edes, [1790].. [7],96pp. Contemporary speckled wrappers, string-tied, without backstrip (as issued). Wrappers rubbed and lightly worn. Half title affixed to verso of front free endpaper, with endorsement text on the verso of the half title unaffected. Text evenly tanned, occasional foxing. Very good, in excellent original condition. In a half morocco box. The first American sailor's manual, and a very rare book. The text contains instructions on a wide variety of challenges that may face the sailor, from navigating through rough seas and treacherous waters to recovering drowned persons and making fresh water aboard ship. Other sections cover topics such as steering, calculating distance travelled, rigging, getting underway, questions of anchoring, and a no doubt useful section on "the difference between theory and practice of navigation" (i.e., the art of seamanship as opposed to that of navigation). As Wroth notes, the text is largely a distillation of an English book, William Hutchinson's A TREATISE ON PRACTICAL SEAMANSHIP, published in 1777. "In its day it must have been a valuable work of instruction" - Wroth. The verso of the half title contains endorsements of the work from several Rhode Island mariners. "First American work of its kind" - Howes. ESTC locates only three copies, at the Boston Public Library, the John Carter Brown Library, and The New York Public Library, and Rink adds a copy at the Brown University Library. We are able to locate only one other copy in the market since 1978. HOWES B927, "aa." EVANS 22377. SABIN 8944. ESTC W1474. ALDEN, RHODE ISLAND 1196. RINK 3845. ADAMS & WATERS 297. ELLIOTT, MARITIME HISTORY IN THE JCB 212. WROTH, SOME AMERICAN CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ART OF NAVIGATION, pp.36-38.

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        A.Metaxas beating the Turks near Lala."

      Philhellenic: Munich H. Kohler c1835. Tinted lithograph, with modern colour, of Andreas Metaxas at Lala, from Peter von Hess's Album of Greek Heroism, or the Deliverance of Greece / Griechenlands Befreiung ... in XXXIX Bildern.[ First edition.] within decorative borders incorporating captions in Greek, German, French & English. The borders are decorated with guns, swords and helmets with the Greek flag to the left; on the right a crucifix and other emblems of the Christian church; at the top Turkish weapons, laid down, with a fez ,and below, sails and naval instruments. Andreas Metaxas, was born in Kefalonia in 1790. With about 300 men, and with the allied troops from the Peloponnese he and his cousin Konstantinos Metaxas freed the village of Lala, in Ilia, on June 24, 1821. Image bright and clean; light spotting to blank borders. Peter( Heinrich Lambert} von Hess 1792-1871, was a German painter, known for historic paintings, especially of the Napoleonic Wars and the Greek War of Independence. In 1833, at Ludwig's request, he accompanied Otto of Greece to the newly formed Kingdom of Greece, where at Athens he gathered materials for pictures of the war of liberation. He stayed nine months in Greece, interviewing heroes and eyewitnesses of the 1821 revolution. His first- hand knowledge of the heroes gives power to his work. He drew 39 historical persons The sketches which he then made were placed, forty in number, in the Pinakothek, after being copied in wax on a large scale by Nilsen, in the northern arcades of the Hofgarten at Munich, [sadly now destroyed]. It should be noted that Hess was not present during the Revolution; the paintings are representations of reported events. many are of Greek victories, or of heroic deaths of the Greek leaders. Not in Blackmer ,Droulia or Contominas. Philhellenic Andreas Metaxas Lala

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        Medical Botany, Containing Systematic and General Descriptions, with Plates, of All the Medicinal Plants, Indigenous and Exotic, Comprehended in the Catalogues of the Materia Medica. 3 volume set

      G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed with some outer joint wear. Top one inch of fep removed of volumes I and II and missing in volume II. Illustrations bright and VG [First Edition] Leather cover 240mm x 180mm (9" x 7"). 578pp + index. 210 sequentially numbered hand coloured tissue guarded plates by James Sowerby. Volume I published 1790; volume II 1792 and volume III 1793. The author was a Fellow of the Linnean Society, of the Royal College of Physicians and Physician to the Small-Pox and Inoculation Hospitals.

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        Unterricht in der Wundarzneykunst. Aus dem Italiänischen (von Karl Heinrich Spohr).

      8°. XVI, 600 S.; 2 n.n. Bl., VI, 570 S. Pappbände der Zeit mit 2 verschiedenfarbenen, goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung. 2 Bände. Nicht bei Blake, Wellcome und Waller. - Hirsch IV, 353. - Giuseppe Nessi (1741-1821) aus Pavia wirkte in seiner Geburtsstadt als Professor der Chirurgie. Sein Hauptverdienst liegt in seinen Schriften zur Geburtshilfe. Er war aber auch einer der Ersten, der Naturheilmethoden "in das gehörige Licht zu setzen versuchte" (Hirsch). Der Übersetzer Karl Heinrich Spohr (1756-1840) war der Vater des Komponisten Ludwig Spohr. Er wirkte als Landphysikus im Harz und übersetzte zahlreiche Werke der Medizin. Der Übersetzer erwähnt im Vorwort, dass er die ersten drei Bände der Originalausgabe, die komplett in vier Bänden erschien, übersetzt hat. Die von ihm angekündigte Übersetzung des vierten Bandes ist jedoch nie erfolgt. - Einbandecken leicht bestossen. Band zwei im unteren Schnitt mit durchgehendem Wasserrand. - Selten.

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        Critik der reinen Vernuft.

      XLIV, 884 S. 8° Neuerer Halbleinenband. Warda 61; Adickes 46; Akad.-Ausg. III, 558 A³; PMM 226; Kants Hauptwerk und eines der bedeutensten philosophischen Werke überhaupt im wortgleichen Abdruck der 2. (maßgeblichen) Ausgabe, d.i. im erstem Druck der dritten Auflage. Die Seiten 454-489, wie in allen frühen Auflagen nicht paginiert. Zeitgenössischer Namenszug auf dem Vorsatz, anfangs etwas fleckig, insgesamt aber gut erhalten.

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        Analysis of the Game of Chess to Which is Added Several Parties, Played By the Author Blindfold Against Three Adversaries

      P. Elmsly, London 1790 - 8vo. 1790. 3rd edition ( 'new edition improved and greatly englarged'). 2 vols in 1. (223,183). Armorial bookplate. Light foxing to e.p.s and sporadic foxing to text. Minor damp staining affecting t.p. Old sellotape marks in gutter between paste-down and f.e.p. & A1/2. Small area of worm damage to final lf, rear end-paper and paste-down. Original full calf, upper board re-hinged. Lower hinge cracked. Wear to extremities and damage with minor loss to edges of label. Good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ideas (suggested on the Spot) in a Late Hasty Tour Through Germany, France, and Italy.,

      London, Printed for the author and sold by Mr. Robson and Mr. Johnson 1790 - 442 pp. with many woodcut-illustrations in text, spine a bit rubbed / bumped and slightly creased, a very few pages slightly stained, else fine and clean, text in English, Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 560 ca. 12 x 20,5 cm, bound in contemporary half calf,

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        A FULL INQUIRY INTO THE SUBJECT OF SUICIDE, TO WHICH ARE ADDED (AS BEING CLOSELY CONNECTED TO THE SUBJECT) DUELLING AND GAMING (2 vols)

      London. Printed for J.F. and C. Rivington 1790 - 2 vols, 377 + 405pp. Four pages of additions and corrections in vol. 1 and unpaginated index in vol 2. Full grained leather w gilt-bordered cover decoration. Spines w six compartment decorated in gilt w titles and volume numbers gilt on black. Minor wear to spine ends and corners. Light foxing on pages 376-392 on vol 1. Green spatter-pattern on page edges. Front cover on vol 1 professionally rehinged. No markings internally. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Statutes of the State of Vermont Passed by the Legislature in February and March 1787; bound with Acts and Laws Passed by the Legislature ... Newbury ... October 1787; & bound with Acts and Laws Passed ... Manchester October 1788

      George Hough & Alden Spooner (printers) 3 works bound together. Original full calf binding; blind stamped rules outline covers; 5 bands on spine; very faintly visible 'Vermont' in black on spine. Some scuffing to cover; several markings, perhaps ink; rubbed at spine ends and fore corners, front lower fore corner has board exposed; tightly bound; front free end paper missing; clean interior, occasional light foxing. Owner name on front pastedown 'Stephen R. Bradley | 1790'; at top of 2nd work 'Westminster' & 'Judge??'; at top of 3rd work 'Col. Bradley' and either some pen flourishes or other words. 3 works are bound together, separately paginated: 171 pp, 16 pp, 28 pp. Title page of 2nd work has several chips along edges, all text legible. 1st work: Sabin 99103, Evans 20827, McCorison 136, Gilman p. 296. 2nd work: McCorison 139, Gilman p. 296. 3rd work: McCorison 154, Gilman p. 296. Bradley was a founding father of VT, associate of the Allens, Speaker of the VT House, 1st US Senator, President Pro-Tem of U.S. Senate.  These works date from the Republic of Vermont period. 8vo, 215 total pp.

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        ENGLISH BOTANY

      London, 1790. FIRST EDITIONS . Hardcover. 254 x 162 mm (10 x 6 3/8").36 volumes (without the four supplements published over a period of 35 years after 1814). FIRST EDITIONS. IN THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S TEMPORARY MUSLIN-BACKED PAPER BOARDS, ENTIRELY UNTRIMMED, flat spines with titling in gilt (one volume expertly rebacked using the original backstrip). With 2,592 hand-colored botanical plates, as called for, with four of the plates inserted from other copies (see below). Nissen, BBI 2225; Henrey 1366; Hunt 717. Light fading to a number of spines, minor fraying and losses to cloth at spine ends (and tiny losses in a few joints), but the original fragile bindings in a remarkably fine state, the covers and spines very clean, smooth and altogether surprisingly well preserved. Minor foxing and faint offsetting here and there (a few text leaves and perhaps two or three plates per volume more noticeably foxed, though never severely so), some of the text printed on paper of a lesser quality than that used for the plates and, consequently, with overall mild browning, but A FINE COPY INTERNALLY, the text apparently unread, and the plates very clean and fresh, with rich coloring. This is an exceptionally rare copy in original temporary bindings of the first extensive description of British flora, with the leaves entirely untrimmed. It is as large a copy as one could hope to find, with leaves measuring approximately 250 x 160 mm. (by comparison, a typical set, sold at Christie's in 2010, measured 233 x 138 mm.). James Sowerby (1757-1822) studied painting at the Royal Academy and earned his living painting portraits until disenchantment with the need to please the vanity of his subjects led him to turn to plants instead. He worked with William Curtis on his "Flora Londinensis" and "Botanical Magazine" before striking out on his own. He met botanist Sir James Edward Smith (1759-1828) through his brother-in-law, and proposed the project that became "English Botany," with Smith providing the letterpress and Sowerby nearly all of the engravings, which are the chief attraction here. "English Botany" was a success from the appearance of the first issue, with the plates receiving the lion's share of the praise. This set appears to be made up of volumes retained by the publisher and never sold. Whatever their history, they were never trimmed down, and the state of their preservation is remarkable, especially given the fact that they were always insubstantial in their manufacture. When we purchased the set, it lacked four plates (and accompanying text in three cases), a fact that would make sense if these were publisher-retained volumes. To make it complete, we obtained plates and text leaves from other copies, but these were so much shorter than the leaves in our original volumes, that placing the obtained leaves in their appropriate places within the text only served to call attention to the fact that they had been inserted. Consequently, we had paper pockets constructed, affixed these to the rear pastedown in the three volumes where additions had to be made, and then inserted the borrowed leaves, which now provide, by contrast, almost startling testimony as to how exceptional our set is in its size and condition.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Memorias de las Reynas Catholicas, Historia genealogica de la Casa Real de Castilla y de Leon, todos los Infantes, trages de las Reynas en estampas y nuevo aspecto de la Historia de España. 3ª edición. 2 Volúmenes

      Viuda de Marín, Madrid 1790 - holandesa rozada en lomera, marcas de humedad en primeras páginas del primer volúmen 22 láminas de retratos grabados al cobre, más 1 lámina plegada también grabada al cobre con vista del Real Convento de la Visitación de Madrid y tres grabados intercalados en el texto. . 1088 págs.

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

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

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        BOOK OF ETCHINGS FROM PAPERS CUT BY THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LADY TEMPLETON IN THE COLLECTION OF HER MAJESTY

      J. F. Tomkins, London 1790 - Young Women, Children, and Cupids, All Done Charmingly on Bright Orange Paper. 191 x 246 mm (7 1/2 x 9 11/16"). 2 p.l. bound in (a blank and engraved title), followed by plates (then two bound-in blanks at the end). FIRST EDITION. Contemporary or early 19th century paper wrappers backed with apparently original green buckram, the wrappers containing the loosely inserted plates. WITH 12 CHARMING ETCHINGS BY TOMKINS printed on orange paper and tipped onto thin laid paper. Wrappers with just a little wear (much less than would be expected), blank leaf at rear with two one-inch cuts near hinge, but THE PLATES IN VERY FINE CONDITION, especially fresh and bright, and the entire fragile item remarkably well preserved. This is a charming little book of engravings by Peltro William Tomkins (1759-1840), who learned engraving from the great Francis Bartolozzi--an association noted with pride on a number of Tomkins' plates. According to the DNB, "he engraved a large number of plates for a variety of publishers [and] . . . Gave drawing lessons to the daughters of George III." This work is dedicated to Queen Charlotte, consort of George III--a politic gesture, as Tomkins was later appointed historical engraver to Her Majesty. The vignettes all feature young women with children and cupids, all dressed in the shepherdess style made fashionably by Marie Antoinette. All are tender, touching, and domestic, and most are light-hearted; one, however--showing a grieving mother visiting the grave of her child with the little one's faithful dog--is heartbreaking. The original designs were the work of Elizabeth Upton, Baroness Templetown, an Irish peeress who also produced a book of etchings (similarly engraved by Tomkins) as a birthday gift for the queen's youngest child, Princess Amelia. The fact the plates here were cut neatly from the book suggests that a former owner perhaps considered framing them at some point. Whatever the case, both the plates and the wrapper are extremely well preserved, particularly for an item of this sort. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A dictionary of the English and Italian languages . to which is prefixed, and Italian and English grammar. A new edition. Corrected and improved by Peter Ricci Rota, master of languages.

      for J.F. and C. Rivington [et al.], London 1790 - First edition to come under outside editorship, 4to, 2 vols. in 1, pp. [3], vi-xxxiv, plus unpaginated lexicon; [4], xxxix, [1], plus unpaginated lexicon; possibly lacking a half-title; the English title bound before the Italian, the Italian before the English; occasional spots and stains, and internally very good; full contemporary mottled calf rehinged, the whole scuffed and rubbed with a few minor chips out. Strongly based on Altieri, Baretti's dictionary was first published in 1760. Several editions ensued; this edition was edited and published within a year after Baretti's death. Vancil, p. 19. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Versuch die Metamorphose der Pflanzen zu erklären.

      Gotha, Ettingersche Buchhandlung, 1790. - Botanisches Frühwerk, mit dem sich Goethe als einer der Mitbegründer der vergleichenden Morphologie etablierte. Gliederung des Werkes: Einleitung - Von den Samenblättern - Ausbildung der Stängelblätter von Knoten zu Knoten - Übergang zum Blütenstande - Bildung des Kelches – Bildung der Krone - Bildung der Staubwerkzeuge – Nektarien - Noch einiges von den Staubwerkzeugen - Bildung des Griffels - Von den Früchten - Von den unmittelbaren Hüllen des Samens - Rückblick und Übergang - Von den Augen und ihrer Entwicklung - Bildung der zusammengesetzten Blüten - und Fruchtstände - Durchgewachsene Rose - Durchgewachsene Nelke - Linnés Theorie von der Antizipation – Wiederholung. de 1200 Deckel der Broschur mit kleinen Abschabungen. Sonst gutes Exemplar; Seiten sauber und allenfalls partiell geringfügig fleckig; zahlreiche alte Bleistiftmarginalien und -kommentare wurden im Werk belassen, da sie für das Verständnis und die Rezeptionsgeschichte des Werkes von Belang sind. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (Rubrik: Klassiker-Ausgaben). 2 Bl., 79 S. Blaue Broschur der Zeit. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The British Album. Containing the Poems of Della Crusca, Anna Matilda, Arley, Benedict, the Bard, &c. &c. &c. Which were originally published under the Title of The Poetry of the World. Revised and Corrected by their Respective Authors. Second Edition. Also, a Poem, never before published, called The Interview, by Della Crusca. And other Considerable Additions.

      London: Printed by and for J. Bell. 1790 - Two volumes in 1, small 8vo, 156 x 93 mms., pp. [viii], 172 [173 Errat, 174 blank]; [vi], 172 [173 Postscript], 174 blank, separate title-page and engraved portrait frontispiece for each volume ("Della Crusca" and "Anna Matilda," respectively, contemporary calf, recently rebacked, with gilt spine and red morocco label; corners worn. Inscribed on rear free end-paper: "Charles Arliss/ Gainsbro/ May 21 A. D. [sic] 1821." The journalist and playwright Edward Topham (1751 - 1820) published an account of his six months in Scotland, mainly in Edinburgh, in 1776, Letters from Edinburgh, 1774 and 1775, a very useful source of information and insight about Edinburgh when it was a "hot-bed of genius." The Poetry of the World and The British Album were the first publications to bring before the public the writings of a group of English authors living in Florence and styling themselves the Della Cruscans. Della Crusca has been identified as the poet Robert Merry (1755 - 1798). On the whole, the Della Cruscan poets have not been received with wild adulation: Walter Scott called them "a set of coxcombs who have humbugged the world long enough," while Hazlitt and Macaulay thought them less than dilettantes. George Saintsbury had even better lines in invective, charging them with "pretentiousness and imbecility not easy to parallel.," styling them and their followers as people who "drank themselves drunk at the heady tap of Sturm-und-Drang romanticism, blending it with French sentimentality and Italian trifling, so as to produce almost inconceivable balderdash." You have been warned. Three editions were published in 1790, including one in Dublin. See W. N. Hargreaves-Mawdsley, The English Della Cruscans and their time, 1783-1828 (1967). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BIBLIOTECA PORTATIL DE LOS PADRES Y DOCTORES DE LA IGLESIA DESDE EL TIEMPO DE LOS APOSTOLES.

      Imprenta Real., Madrid. 1790 - 4 vols. De 10. Firma anterior poseedor. Lomo vol. II tocado en pie y últimas páginas mordidas. Lomo en vol. 4 tocado en esquina. Trad. Y aumentada por F. Vázquez. Enc. Piel. CONTRA REEMBOLSO, +5.00€ LIBRO EN ESPANOL

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        Essays on the Nature and Principles of Taste

      Edinburgh: Published by J .J. G. And G. Robinson & Bell And Bradfute,, M.DCC.XC. [1790]. First Edition. Full Calf. Fine. 4to: xiii,[3],415,[1]pp. Introduction, two Essays with several parts, and Conclusion. Essay I: On the Nature of the Emotions of Sublimity and Beauty, in three chapters; Essay II: Of the Sublimity and Beauty of the Material World, in five chapters. Contemporary tree calf, smooth spine in six compartments between double fillets, red morocco lettering piece gilt, plain period end papers. An excellent wide-margined example, fresh, clean and bright; joints expertly reinforced, else virtually pristine. Lowndes 30. & First Edinburgh Edition, not to be confused with the octavo Dublin edition of the same year. "An excellent and highly pleasing work." (Lowndes) Alison's essay, which influenced Hazlitt, Keats, and Wordsworth, is regarded as one of the "most readily accessible and best illustrated contributions to an eighteenth-century English and Scottish tradition of associationist psychology. Following Edmund Burke, Alison argued that taste was a consequence of the imagination's response to viewed objects, though he differed from Burke in suggesting that this response is based not on an instinctive sense but on David Hartley's thesis, commonly known as the ‘association of ideas’, in which ideas or perceptions—in Alison's work those concerned with determining the beautiful and the sublime—are generated by mental associations prompted by observation. For Alison, therefore, the aesthetic quality of an art work, a music composition, an architectural or natural form, physiognomy, or physical movement is the result of a complex ‘emotion of taste’—itself subdivided into the emotions of the beautiful and the sublime—prompted by personal association rather than by a quality integral to the studied entity. . . . To achieve a complete aesthetic response required that the association of ideas in turn stimulate what Alison termed the ‘exercise of the imagination’. In its most intense form a comprehensive response enabled the imagination to achieve a dreamlike ‘state of reverie’ which, distanced from daily reality, offers a gateway to romantic ecstasy. Only in a state of ‘aesthetic disinterestedness’, Alison argued, was it possible to achieve a pure reaction based on an unfettered combination of emotion, ideas, and imagination. . . . However, while initially and persuasively stating the relativity of the aesthetic response, Alison also argued counter to the implications of this proposal by advocating the possibility of, and indeed need for, shared standards of ‘good’ taste broadly commensurate with the classical unities of high art favoured by an educated upper class." (ODNB) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Historischer Versuch über die geistliche und weltliche Staats- und Gerichtsverfassung des Hochstifts Bamberg. Ein Beytrag zur deutschen insonderheit ostfränkischen Geschichte. Mit zwey Kupfern.

      Erlangen, Palm & Enke 1790. - 8°, X SS., 2 Bll., 255 SS., 2 gef. Kupfertafeln, Halbpergament der Zeit mit handschriftl. Rückentitel, Einband leicht berieben, Name und Bibl.-Stempel auf Titel, sonst innen sauber und gut erhalten, Die Kupfertafeln zeigen diverse Gerichtssiegel. - Nachgebunden: WEHRL, Johann Gottlieb. Grundriß einer Geographie des Fürstenthums Bamberg im fränkischen Kreiße. Frankfurt und Leipzig 1795. 4 Bll., 111 SS., handschriftl. Ergänzungen im Text und eingebunden, handschriftliches Register,

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        ENGLISH BOTANY

      London, 1790. FIRST EDITIONS. Hardcover. 254 x 162 mm (10 x 6 3/8"). 36 volumes (without the four supplements published over a period of 35 years after 1814). FIRST EDITIONS. IN THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S TEMPORARY MUSLIN-BACKED PAPER BOARDS, ENTIRELY UNTRIMMED, flat spines with titling in gilt (one volume expertly rebacked using the original backstrip). With 2,592 hand-colored botanical plates, as called for, with four of the plates inserted from other copies (see below). Nissen, BBI 2225; Henrey 1366; Hunt 717. Light fading to a number of spines, minor fraying and losses to cloth at spine ends (and tiny losses in a few joints), but the original fragile bindings in a remarkably fine state, the covers and spines very clean, smooth and altogether surprisingly well preserved. Minor foxing and faint offsetting here and there (a few text leaves and perhaps two or three plates per volume more noticeably foxed, though never severely so), some of the text printed on paper of a lesser quality than that used for the plates and, consequently, with overall mild browning, but A FINE COPY INTERNALLY, the text apparently unread, and the plates very clean and fresh, with rich coloring. This is an exceptionally rare copy in original temporary bindings of the first extensive description of British flora, with the leaves entirely untrimmed. It is as large a copy as one could hope to find, with leaves measuring approximately 250 x 160 mm. (by comparison, a typical set, sold at Christie's in 2010, measured 233 x 138 mm.). James Sowerby (1757-1822) studied painting at the Royal Academy and earned his living painting portraits until disenchantment with the need to please the vanity of his subjects led him to turn to plants instead. He worked with William Curtis on his "Flora Londinensis" and "Botanical Magazine" before striking out on his own. He met botanist Sir James Edward Smith (1759-1828) through his brother-in-law, and proposed the project that became "English Botany," with Smith providing the letterpress and Sowerby nearly all of the engravings, which are the chief attraction here. "English Botany" was a success from the appearance of the first issue, with the plates receiving the lion's share of the praise. This set appears to be made up of volumes retained by the publisher and never sold. Whatever their history, they were never trimmed down, and the state of their preservation is remarkable, especially given the fact that they were always insubstantial in their manufacture. When we purchased the set, it lacked four plates (and accompanying text in three cases), a fact that would make sense if these were publisher-retained volumes. To make it complete, we obtained plates and text leaves from other copies, but these were so much shorter than the leaves in our original volumes, that placing the obtained leaves in their appropriate places within the text only served to call attention to the fact that they had been inserted. Consequently, we had paper pockets constructed, affixed these to the rear pastedown in the three volumes where additions had to be made, and then inserted the borrowed leaves, which now provide, by contrast, almost startling testimony as to how exceptional our set is in its size and condition.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        A New and Correct Map of Scotland or North Britain with all the Post and Military Roads, Divisions, &c

      Sayer, London 1790 - This large-scale wall map of Scotland depicts the country in intricate detail. Based on the work of Marcus Armstrong, this two-part map has a particular focus on military and post roads. Hand-colored lines divide and subdivide shires, mountains are depicted pictorially, and bodies of water such as lochs and firths are all labeled. At the upper right is a large inset of the "The Islands of Shetland or Zetland." The upper left corner contains a decorative title cartouche, and the map's lower left contains a key of "Distances of the Principal Stages on the Great Roads Leading from Edinburgh." The map is in very good condition with little edge wear. Minor offsetting throughout. Robert Sayer (1725-1794) was an important English publisher of maps, portraits, and nautical engravings. Partnering with John Bennett around the 1760s, the two published the works of well-known cartographers such as Kitchen, Jefferys, Belling, d'Anville and others. This beautiful, large-scale map is an impressive example of his work. Map, in two sheets. Copper plate engraving with original outline hand color. Each image measures 24.25" x 21.25".

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        LEBEN BENEDIKT'S VON SPINOSA

      Braunschweig; Schulbuchh. 1790. Original stiff boards. 12mo. 120 pages. 15 cm. First edition. In German. ‘The Life of Benedict de Spinoza’. Early Haskalah biography of Spinoza. Written by “Moses Philippson, a bookkeeper, and a friend of Moses Mendelssohn, and who had received a philosophical training, was the author of ‘Das Leben Benedict von Spinoza's’ (Brunswick, 1790) , and who published a ‘Gutachten über die Verbesserung des Judeneides’ (Neustrelitz, 1797) at the request of the royal electoral chancellery of justice at Hanover. “ (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677. OCLC lists 11 copies, none in North America. Has not appeared at auction in the last 40 years. Light edge wear to boards, light soiling in margins, previous owners notes on endpages, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. Quite scarce. (KH-1-3) .

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        A Collection of Voyages Round The World: Performed by Royal Authority. Containing a Complete Historical Account of Captain Cook's First, Second, Third and Last Voyages, Undertaken for Making New Discoveries, &c 4 Volumes

      Printed for A. Millar, W. Law and R. Cater, London 1790 - 4 Volumes. Complete with 29 folding maps and 128 plates. Full calf binding. Some rubbing and marking to boards. Damage to lower spine of vol 2. A rare collection of Cook's three voyages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SPEECH OF WILLIAM PINKNEY, ESQ. IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES OF MARYLAND, AT THEIR SESSION IN NOVEMBER, 1789.

      Joseph Crukshank,, Philadelphia: 1790 - 22, [2 blanks] pp. Stitched, top edge uncut, light uniform toning. Very Good plus. This eloquent speech is the young Pinkney's earliest published utterance, delivered when he was 25 years old. Evans records only two published items by Pinkney, here a newly minted member of the Maryland House of Delegates at the beginning of an extraordinary career in law and government. DAB says, "At the session in 1789 he delivered a florid speech advocating the abolition of slavery, which, twenty years later, was published and distributed in Congress by the Quakers to challenge the consistency of his position on the Missouri question." But the goal of Pinkney's Speech-- remarkable as it is for its content, time, and place-- was not emancipation. Instead, he sought to revoke an old law prohibiting the manumission of slaves by will; in doing so, he enunciated an eloquent defence of freedom, asserting the innate humanity and equality of the Negro. Pinkney's opponents must regard "it as an act of the most atrocious criminality to raise an humble bondsman from the dust, and place him on the stage of life, on a level with their citizens." In fact, slavery was "founded in a system of disgraceful traffick.to poison the fair Eden of liberty with the rank weed of individual bondage!" But Americans must now blame themselves, not England, for slavery: "THEY strewed around the seeds of slavery; WE cherish and sustain the growth. THEY introduced the system; WE enlarge, invigorate, and confirm it." Chief Justices Marshall and Taney, as well as Justice Story, considered Pinkney, who appeared more than seventy times before the Supreme Court, the greatest advocate of his time. "He became the leading member of the Supreme Court bar: superb oratory, thorough preparation, supreme confidence, even his dandified appearance enhanced his reputation. His most noteworthy Supreme Court argument was in McCulloch v. Maryland, defining a strong union created by the American people and upholding the constitutionality of the Bank of the United States" [Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court 635]. FIRST EDITION. Evans 22800. Dumond 94. LCP Supp. 1724. Not in Cohen, Harv. Law Cat., Marke, Eberstadt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Handbuch über die gesammten deutschen Steuerrechte. Erster Theil; Zweiter Theil. Chursachsen.

      XII 206 (richtig 306); (3), 214 S., 2 Bde., marmor. Kt., unbeschn. · Stammhammer; Finanzwissenschaft -. - "... Churfürstl. Sächs. bestalltgewesenen Steuerrevisor." - " ... sitzt seit 1792, wegen falchen Geldmünzens, im Zuchthause zu Torgau ..." (Hamberger, Meusel VII, 558). - "... war Steuerrevisor in Belzig." (Hamberger, Meusel XX, 539). - Zweiter Titel: Handbuch über die gesammten chursächsischen Steuerrechte. Erster Theil; Zweiter Theil. - Mehr nicht erschienen. >... Auctionatores geben jährlich 6 Thlr. Auditeurs bei der Armee 2 Thlr. Auer-Wärter 1 Thlr. Personensteuer. ... Buchführer oder Buchhändler, wie andere Kaufleute. ...< [6 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        THE BRITISH CHAMPION; or, Honour Rewarded. Containing, I. The History of St. George and the Dragon. II. The Story of Miss Friendly and the Merchant. III. Rural Happiness. IV. The Fairy's Present; or, The History of Miss K. Graceful. V. The pleasing Story of Master Want-Thought. Price Fourpence.

      York. Wilson, Spence, & Mawman. No date [circa 1790/95]. - 95 pages. Illustrated with a wood-engraved frontispiece, and forty-two wood-engravings within the text. Some of the cuts â&#128;" probably the majority â&#128;" are by Thomas Bewick. Recently bound in genuine 18th century Dutch floral paper-covered boards. Binding: 9.8 x 6.3 cm. An excellent copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A General History of Quadrupeds. The Figures engraved on wood by...

      Newcastle upon Tyne: Printed by and for S. Hodgson, R. Beilby, & T. Bewick, 1790. . First edition, demy 8vo, viii, 456 pp. 304 wood engraved illustrations, marbled endpapers and edges, small label to paste down, with signs of labels having been removed from the same and from the title verso. Contemporary calf, edges slightly worn, rebacked in a lighter calf. Roscoe 1b. Tattersfield 1.1.

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        LETTERS CONCERNING THE NORTHERN COAST OF THE COUNTY OF ANTRIM

      Dublin, Byrne, Robinson and Elmsly, 1790.. containing such circumstances as appear worthy of notice respecting the Antiquities, Manners and Customs of the County. Together with the Natural History of the Basaltes and its Attendant Fossils in the Northern Counties of Ireland. The whole illustrated by An Accurate Map and Engravings of the most interesting Objects of the Coast. FIRST EDITION IN TWO PARTS, Dublin, 1790. 8vo, 220 x 130 mm, 8½ x 5 inches, folding engraved map, 3 folding engraved plates plus two small illustrations in the text, Part I: xi, (2), 138; Part 2: (2), 190, bound in full calf, gilt decoration between raised bands, two labels with gilt lettering to spine. Binding rubbed, scuffed and marked, upper hinge cracked and weak, just holding on by cords, small crack to upper part of lower hinge, the label with the author&#39;s name is mostly missing, the 3 folding plates and the map have a small light stain to inner lower margins, 4 outer margins have some light age-browning, 2 lower margins have a strip of browning, not affecting text, a few pages have light creases to corners, neat ink inscription and date on first free endpaper, otherwise a very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Theory of Moral Sentiments;

      London: for A. Strahan and T. Cadell, and W. Creech and J. Bell & Co. at Edinburgh,, 1790. or, An Essay towards an Analysis of the Principles by which Men naturally judge concerning the Conduct and Character, first of their Neighbours, and afterwards of themselves. To which is added, A Dissertation on the Origin of Languages... The Sixth edition, with considerable additions and corrections. In two volumes. Vol. I. Octavo (210 × 128 mm). Contemporary tree calf, neatly rebacked, gilt roll decoration to covers, flat spine ruled and decorated gilt in compartments, morocco label, marbled endpapers, preserved in a cloth box. Complete with the half-title. Ownership inscription of John Millar of Milheugh to the title-page, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Volume one only, of two. Corners neatly restored, inner hinges strengthened. A very good copy with an excellent provenance. Sixth and final lifetime edition, volume one only of two, substantially revised and enlarged by the author. Presentation copy inscribed in ink by Adam Smith to Professor John Millar ? one of Adam Smith's favourite pupils and later one of his chief associates ? in the last weeks of his life. This important edition of the Theory, which appeared a few months before Smith's death, evinces a number of broad developments in his later thought, as well as his last views on many specific points. See the editors' introduction to the Glasgow edition (Oxford, 1976), pp. 15?20; and Simpson Ross, Life, pp. 381?5, 391?5. Professor John Millar (1735?1801), jurist and historian, was educated at Glasgow University and was a pupil in Adam Smith's logic class in 1751. Tutor to Lord Kames's son George in the late 1750s, advocate 1760, Professor of Civil Law at Glasgow from 1761, he lectured on civil law, jurisprudence, Scots and English law. He held radical political views opposing the slave trade and sympathising with the French revolution. His distinguished pupils included David Hume the Younger, Lord Melbourne, Thomas Muir, Earl of Lauderdale and Adam Smith's nephew and heir David Douglas (Lord Reston). His writings include Observations concerning the Distinction of Ranks in Society, 1771 (Adam Smith had a copy in his library), in which Millar writes of "the eloquent and ingenious author of the Theory of Moral Sentiments" (p. 130). This book was used by Adam Smith as a source book in The Wealth of Nations and was referred to by Adam Smith on four separate occasions. Adam Smith described Millar as "the best manager of young people I ever knew; and has the greatest talent of inspiring them with an ardour for the particular studies which he professes". One of only a handful of known surviving copies of The Theory of Moral Sentiments inscribed by Adam Smith. From surviving correspondence it is known that Adam Smith often instructed his publishers to inscribe books on his behalf before sending them to his friends. There are known to be several presentation copies of The Theory of Moral Sentiments inscribed in a clerk's hand by his publisher, but not by Adam Smith. For instance, his publisher writes to Adam Smith on 26 April 1759 referring to the first edition with a list of names, "the above 18 copys have been delivered". The only other specific reference in the correspondence is Adam Smith's last recorded letter of 25 May 1790 to Thomas Cadell, referring to the sixth edition; "The twelve copies of my book ... arrived in due course ... one of the copies is imperfect ..." These 12 copies were obviously for presentation to friends and must include the one to John Millar here described.

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        Saggio Meteorologico contentente una valutazione della temperatura di differenti latitudini.

      Subject: (Meteorologia). Firenze, Nella Stamp. gi? Albizziana all?Ins. del Sole, 1790. In-8 cart. coevo, pp. XVI-119-(1). Esemplare a pieni margini, con testimoni, freschissimo. Richard Kirwan (1733/1812, irlandese). Prima edizione italiana.

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