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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

      London J Johnson [printed for] 1790. 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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        The Poems of Ossian (Two Volumes-Complete)

      A. Strahan and T. Cadell, London, 1790. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 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 pro

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

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

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        Det tabte Paradis. Et episk Digt.

      Af det Engelske oversat ved Joh. Henr. Schønheyder. 2 bd. Kbhvn.: J.F. Schultz 1790. [10] + 604 s. + Det gienvundne Paradiis eller Christi Fristelse i Ørken. Et episk Digt. Oversat af J.H. Schønheyder. Kbvhn.: Sebastian Popp 1792. 116 s. Helt rent og pænt eksemplar indbundet i 3 conforme samtidige halvlæderbind rigt dekoreret med guld på ryggen samt titelfelter i anden farve skind. Navne på friblade.. Bibl. Dan. IV, 281. 1st Danish translation

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        The Philosophy of Natural History

      Dublin: Chamberlaine and Rice, W Wilson, P Wogan, L White. P Byrne &c, 1790 2 Vols complete, 1st Dublin ed, VG+. Two volumes in contemporary tan calf, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spines, gilt tooling, titles in gilt with gilt tooling to red and brown leather labels. Internally, blind tooling to board edges, text block edges greened, contemporary ink names to fpds and fep, ink name to title page (Marcus Gage, possibly Marcus McLausland Gage of Bellarena, Co Londonderry?). Vol 1, (xiv), [1], 2-317 [ie 417]. Vol 2, (vii), [1], [1], 2-469 pp. Some light offsetting to eps, printed by William Porter. A bright, fresh, attractive set. The rare Dublin Edition, published in the same year as the first British (Edinburgh) edition. (Allibone 2124. ESTC T121416) Smellie, printer, editor, and author whose reputation as a natural historian was such that Charles Elliot paid £1000 for the copyright to volume one of Smellie's Philosophy of Natural History, which appeared in 1790, shortly after Elliot's death. Smellie was delayed in completing the work by the demands of business and most of his fee was tied up in Elliot's estate or lost to various investments for debt. As was often the case, financial success eluded Smellie, but he received international acclaim for the Philosophy, which became part of the new Harvard curriculum in an edition abridged by Dr John Ware that ran through over thirty impressions and was reissued at Boston as late as 1872. The second volume of the Philosophy of Natural History was published posthumously in 1799. See ODNB.

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        A New Map of the Kingdom of Ireland Divided into its Several Provinces.

      London: Carrington Bowles, 1790... A New Map of the Kingdom of Ireland Divided into its Several Provinces etc., Drawn from Several Surveys of Sir William Petty as also from the Surveys of the Countys made since his time. Engraved by J Bayly. Published by Carrington Bowles, London circa 1790. On folding linen in 16 sections size 56 by 50 cm.. Scale approximately 15 miles to the inch. Title is contained in a decorative cartouche. Some hand-colouring. Heights are shown by stylised hill symbols. With original marbled card slipcase, rubbed at edges and worn to reverse but still sound. Map in Good condition. Images available.

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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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        Fragmente über Friedrich den Grossen zur Geschichte seines Lebens, seiner Regierung und seines Charakters.

      Gross-8°. VIII, 324 S.; VI, 314 S.; IV, 372 S. Halblederbände der Zeit mit blindgeprägten Rückenschildern. 3 Bände. Goedeke IV/I 483,17. - Borst 638. - Hayn-G. II, 453. - Erste Ausgabe. Vorzugsausgabe auf holländischem Papier in Grossoktav. - Vereinzelt leicht fleckig. Einbände beschabt, bestossen und Deckelbezüge fleckig. - In der Vorzugsausgabe selten.

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        Collection complète des oeuvres.

      4°. Avec le portrait de Rousseau gravé par St.Aubin après De la Tour comme frontispice du premier volume et les 13 planches gravées pour le "Dictionnaire de la musique". Reliure basane d'époque sur cinq nerfs avec pièce de titre et de tomaison en rouge. 16 vol. Reédition de l'édition de Londres (i.e. Bruxelles) de 1774 - 1784. Avec les 6 volumes des 'oeuvres posthumes'. - Notre exemplair sans les gravures de Moreau le jeune et Le Barbier. - Papier parteillement bruni. Dos et plats occasionellement frottés. Chaque volume avec la singature de Henry Dubasquier, industriel neuchâtelois. [4 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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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. "...one 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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        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, 1790.. First Edition. Contemporary half calf gilt. 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. 23pp :: 10 engraved plates. One extra plate bound in at end :: 270mm x 210mm (11" x 8")

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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

      London: James Phillips, George Yard, Lombard Street, 1790.. [First Edition]. Leather cover. 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. 578pp + index :: 210 sequentially numbered hand coloured tissue guarded plates by James Sowerby :: 240mm x 180mm (9" x 7") :: 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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        The Works of the English Poets with Prefaces, Biographical and Critical , By Samuel Johnson

      London: printed by John Nichols for J. Buckland, J. Rivington and Sons, Etc., 1790. The second edition, which is considered the best and most complete and accurate edition which includes an additional fourteen poets, including Johnson which were not in the original 1779-81 edition. Complete in 75 volumes containing all 32 engraved frontispieces, bound in publisher's full tree calf, boards decorated with a gilt roll, flat spines decorated in gilt with red and black morocco spine labels gilt, volumes numbered within a green shield (one volume, shield is brown as is one of its labels) Some joints with splitting but not broken with a few have early repairs, one volume with upper board nearly detached, a couple of other volumes fragile, some volumes with nicks or chips, text clean and bright without foxing. In general, a very good set of this exceedingly scarce and complete work which contains the most famous works of these well known authors of the period; Milton's Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained, Dryden's Virgil, Gay's Fables, Pope's The Rape of the Lock, Thomson's The Seasons, etc.. 12mo.

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        [Plate of an neo-Classical fireplace, from "Diverse maniere d'adornare i cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizi". [15]

      [Rome: mid - 1770s to 1790]. Etched plate, on laid paper, by Piranesi. In good condition with large margins. 15 x 20 7/8 inches. A fine example of Priranesi's work on a more domestic scale. Fifty-six of the sixty-nine plates in Piranesi's Diverse maniere d'adornare i cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizi... are devoted to fire-place designs, with Piranesi drawing inspiration from Greek, Etruscan and Egyptian architecture. Ficacci 644; Focillon 875; Wilton-Ely 832; Hind p. 86

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        ANNALI DI ROMA, opera periodica del sig. Abate Michele Mallio (gennaio 1790 - agosto 1796) Tomi 19 -, Roma, Vari editori, 1790

      11,7 x 19,3, ril. coeva mz, pelle con titoli in oro sui dorsi, piatti cartonati con disegni floreali, bs., salvo gli ultimi 4 volumi (dorsi allentati). Straordinaria e preziosa raccolta di notizie e dati storici, puntigliosamente descritti lungo questi 7 anni che costituiscono la collezione., Editore stampatore iniziale Filippo Neri - Roma - TOMO PRIMO- da gennaio a giugno 1790 (pp. 288) TOMO II - da luglio a dicembre 1790 (pp. 298) TOMO III - da gennaio a marzo 1791 (pp. 296) TOMO IV - da aprile a luglio 1791 (pp.294) TOMO V - da agosto a dicembre 1791 (pp.298) TOMO VI - da gennaio ad aprile 1792 (pp.288) TOMO VII - da maggio ad agosto 1792 (pp.296) TOMO VIII - da settembre a dicembre 1792 (pp.287) TOMO IX - da gennaio ad aprile 1793 (pp.296) TOMO X - da maggio ad agosto 1793 (pp.294) TOMO XI - da settembre a dicembre 1793 (pp.295) TOMO XII - da gennaio ad aprile 1794 (pp.296) TOMO XIII - da maggio ad agosto 1794 (pp.291) TOMO XIV - da sett a dicembre 1794 (pp.296) TOMO XV - da gennaio ad aprile 1795 (pp.294) L'editore stampatore diventa Giov. Battista Canetti - sempre in Roma - TOMO XVI - da maggio ad agosto 1795 (pp.296) TOMO XVII - da sett a dicembre 1795 (pp.194) TOMO XVIII - da gennaio ad aprile 1796 (pp.235) TOMO XIX - da maggio ad agosto 1796 (pp.294 Alla fine di ogni annata ci sono preziosi indici. La raccolta dei 19 volumi non è divisibile e viene offerta a

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        [Plate of two neo-Classical fireplaces, from "Diverse maniere d'adornare i cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizi". [9]

      [Rome: mid-1770s - 1790]. Etched plate, on laid paper, by Piranesi. In good condition with large margins. 20 7/8 x 14 7/8 inches. A fine example of Priranesi's work on a more domestic scale. Fifty-six of the sixty-nine plates in Piranesi's Diverse maniere d'adornare i cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizi... are devoted to fire-place designs, with Piranesi drawing inspiration from Greek, Etruscan and Egyptian architecture. Ficacci 660; Focillon 898; Wilton-Ely 848; Hind p. 86

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        Anleitung zur Anatomischen Kenntniss des menschlichen Körpers für Zeichner und Bildhauer. Mit vielen Kupfertafeln, grösstentheils nach den Albinischen des Herrn Ploos von Amstel.

      8°. 179 S. Mit 27 gestochenen Tafeln. Pappband der Zeit mit rotem Rückenschild Blake 258. - Erste Ausgabe mit einem Widmungsschreiben an Heinrich Fuesslin in London. Johann Heinrich Lavater (1768-1819) war der Sohn von Johann Kaspar Lavater. - Titel stärker fleckig, sonst nur wenige Seiten mit schwachem Wasserrand. Gedruckt in einer grosszügigen Antiqua. Einband beschabt, Kanten und Ecken bestossen.

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        The Spectator. Volume the First [to Volume to Eighth]. CRISP, CLEAN SET IN CONTEMPORARY TREE CALF

      Payne, Rivington, Davis, Longman, Dodsley [and many others], n.d. [c.1790]. 8 vols., 12mo., on laid paper, with eight engraved frontispieces and title-vignettes; most attractively bound in contemporary full tree calf, backs framed in gilt with five flat bands ruled and tooled in gilt, second and fifth compartments with black leather labels lettered, ruled and tooled in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt with a stylised blossom, primrose edges, a few light age-stains to backstrips else a remarkably well-preserved, bright, crisp, clean copy. With the small bookplate of Gerard Paxon on front paste-downs.The engravings are by Charles Grignion after drawings by Francis Hayman. The full list of publishers is Messrs Payne, Rivington, Davis, Longman, Dodsley, White, Law, Rodson, Crowder, Johnson, Nichols, Dilly, Robinson, Cadell, Stuart, Bowles, Sewell, Murray, Flexney, Baldwin, Goldsmith, Lowndes, Knox, Otridge, Hayes, Piquinet, Macqueen & Newbury.The Spectator appeared in two separate series, the first edited by Steele and published on weekdays from 1 March 1711 to 6 December 1712 (issues 1-555); the second edited by Addison and published thrice weekly from 18 June to 20 December 1714 (issues 556-635). The two series were first published in eight successive volumes between 1711 and 1714, and several times during the remainder of the eighteenth century.A beautiful set.NCBEL II, 1098.

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        The Works of the English Poets. With Prefaces, biographical and critical by Samuel Johnson. Vol. 2-74 (of 75, lacking vol. 1 and 75).

      London, Printed by John Nichols; For Buckland, Rivington and Sons etc etc., 1790. Small 8vo. Bound in 73 full mottled calf. Some top of spines with tears, richly gilt spines with tome-and titlelabels, some of these torn. Backs with some wear. Having 29 engraved portraits

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        No. 142: Tetrodon Hispidus / Seekröpfer / Le Flascopsaro / The Weather-Cock.

      Handcoloured engraving. Ca. 1790. 19,5 x 35,5 cm.. Bloch (1723-99), a German physician from Berlin. Bloch was one of the earliest students of fish to publish a series of fish prints, and his work remained a primary source for the next century. Nissen 416

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        The Whole Genuine Works of Virgil, The Famous Roman Poet: Including New and Complete Editions of The Aeneid, Georgics, Pastorals, Bucolics, or Eclogues; Those Very Celebrated and Universally-admired Productions...Embellished with a Most Superb Set of Grand Quarto Copper-Plates...The Whole Revised, Corrected, and Improved by William Henry Melmoth

      Alexander Hogg, London, 1790. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary acid calf with spine in gilt compartments. Undated ca. 1790. Significant wear to the spine, one lettering piece replaced at some point, boards all loose or detached, one taking the final few pages with it; signs of an earlier reattachment. Recornerned at some point - largely intact despite all this. Bound up in two volumes, volume 2 trimmed a little close in spots, complete with 495pp and the 30 plates plus the two frontis pieces of Virgil and a map. The plates are excellent, dark impressions and quite attractive and arresting; some offsetting. Size: Quarto (4to). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Literature & Literary; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 040569. .

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        La vita di torquato tasso... seconda edizione corretta ed accresciuta. in bergamo, dalla stamperia locatelli, 1790.

      Due volumi di cm. 25, pp. xi (1) 284; (2) 292, xcii. Antiporta al primo volume con ritratto del Tasso entro due medaglioni, ed altra tavola all'inizio del testo del primo volume con ritratto di Bernardo Tasso entro medaglioni. Frontespizi con medaglia centrale incisa (ritratto del Serassi). Legatura coeva in cartonato marmorizzato, dorsi ricoperti in carta dell'epoca con titoli in oro su tasselli. Pochi segni d'uso, esemplare fresco, genuino e ben conservato, a carte candide. Le carte finali con numerazione romana contengono le importanti appendici ""Catalogo de' manoscritti dell'edizioni e delle traduzioni in diverse lingue delle opere di Torquato Tasso"", e ""Catalogo dell'edizioni della Gerusalemme Liberata"". Si tratta della seconda edizione di quest'opera la cui stampa originale risale al 1785.

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        St Eustatius.

      Vue D'Optique, 1790 (circa). Coloured engraved view of the island. Very fine. 16 x 12" Very scarce with original colouring.

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        The Death Of General Wolfe

      Tessari et Cie., Paris : , [1790]. 1st. No binding. Fine. Medium: ORIGINAL ENGRAVING Robert De Launay (French, 1754-1814) after Benjamin West La Mort du Général Wolf a Québec, late 18th century engraving on laid paper 40.3 x 45.9 cm Print beautifully framed ( (UV resistant glass) and incorporate the famous poem he is rumored to have quoted crossing the river and taking Quebec - from Gray's Elegy ... "Now, gentlemen," said he, when he had finished, "I would rather be the author of that poem than take Quebec." This was the poem Wolfe was said to have rather written than take Quebec. , "The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike the inevitable hour: The paths of glory lead but to the grave." , That DeLaunay was commissioned to engrave The Death of General Wolfe seems somewhat mysterious. Benjamin West (1738-1820) was an American painter who achieved his greatest success in London and became the President of the Royal Academy. His heroic painting of Wolfe's death (1771) became one of the most famous works of art of the late eighteenth century. Five years later (in 1776) the great English engraver, William Woollett (1735-1785) created his most popular engraving based upon West's painting.

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        Fredmans Epistlar.

      Stockholm 1790. (10) + (1) + 274 s. + (4 s. reg.) Eldre skb. m. opph. bånd og uten tekst. Klistermarm. dekler. Tittelkobber m. portr., noe farget med rødt. 2 ark i manuskript: s. 15-16 og s. 165-166. Flere s.ider pent reparert. Sprekk i fals etter 1. legg mot forsats foran og bak. Begge kapitéler revet. Flere navnetr. og noe blekksøl på forsats og tbl. Rift i siste ark. Bruksspor. Den sjeldne 1790-utgaven

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        (ENGESTRÖM, LARS von)

      Remarques sur la lettre du prince de Nassau au roi de Suéde. Nouvelle edition. Sthlm, J. C. Holmberg, 1790. 4:o. 26 s. Häftad i samtida gråpappersomslag. Mindre reva upptill i häftningen på det bakre omslaget. Några vikta hörn. Bra ex. med Ulric Celsings signatur i blyerts. Från Biby.. Klemming Sveriges krig s. 309. Översattes till svenska samma år. Första upplagan trycktes i Warszawa 1789. Rör slaget vid Svensksund

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        Atlas des Enfans, ou nouvelle Méthode pour apprendre la Geographie, avec un nouveau Traité de la Sphere,...Nouvelle Édition corrigée & augmentée.

      A Lyon, Jean-Marie Bruyset, 1790. Small 8vo. Cont. full vellum. With some old inscriptions on covers. Engraved frontispiece. XII,286 pp. and 24 folded handcoloured engraved maps

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        A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE NAVAL ACTIONS OF THE LAST WAR; IN ORDER TO PROVE THAT THE FRENCH NATION NEVER GAVE SUCH SLENDER PROOFS OF MARITIME GREATNESS AS DURING THAT PERIOD; WITH OBSERVATIONS ON THE DISCIPLINE, AND HINTS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT, OF THE BRITISH NAVY. BY AN “OFFICER.” THE SECOND EDITION

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

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        Manuscript poem c1790 dedicated to General James Wolfe "Of Brave Wolf" (Wolfe)

      unknown: late 18th century ND 1790c, [1790]. No binding. Good. This antique manuscript is a scarce copy of a historically significant poem dedicated to General James Wolfe, the victor of the battle of the Plains of Abraham. It was during this battle that the British permanently wrested Quebec from France, but it was here that both Wolfe and his French counterpart, Montcalm, met their ends: They died within a few hours of each other of the wounds each received on the battleground. Now both generals are commemorated in the Governor's Garden with a 20-meter obelisk -- reputed to be the only monument in the world celebrating both the winner and the loser of a battle. It should be noted that no mention is made of Montcalm. The text of the poem is as follows: OF BRAVE WOLF Chear up you young men all, He landed at Quebec. Let nothing upright you, Be of a gallant mind, Let that delight you. Let not your courage fail, Till after trial, Nor let your fancy move, At the first denial. I went to see my love, Only to woo her, I went to gain her love, Not to undo her. When 'ere I speak a war, My tongue did quiver., The ink and paper, as well as the use of the long "S", date it to the last half of the 18th century. We have not been able to ascertain the existence of any other handwritten copy. This may well be an original variant of the poem. , I could not speak my mind, Whilst I was with her. Hear is a diamond ring, Long time I've kept it. It was for your sake alone, If you wilt accept it. When you the posy read, Thin on the giver. Madam remember me, Or I'm undon forever. Brave Wolf then took his leave, Of his dear jewel. Most soarly did she grieve, Saying don't be cruel. He says tis for aspace, That I leave you, Yet love where ere I gone, I'll not forget you. O then this gallant youth, Did cross the river, To free America, From her envasion. With all his party, The city to Attack, Being brave and harty. Brave Wolf then dress his men, In a form most pretty, On the plains of Abraham, Before the city. And there before the town, The French did meet them, With double numbers they, Resolve to beat them. Wolf's men drew in line, For death prepared, Whilst in each other's faces, Their armies stared. So pleasantly brav Wolf, And Ain marshal between, Their armies walked. Each one then took his frost, At his retire, And then the numerous host, Began their fire. Their cannons on each side, Did roar like thunder. The youth in all their pride, Were torn asunder. The drums did loudly beat, Ballons were flying. The purple goar did stream, And men lay dying. At a sudden from his horse, Fel this brave hero, And we lament his loss, In fields of sorrow. The French began to break, Ballons were flying. Brave Wolf seam to awak, As he laying dying. Brave Wolf lifted up his head, Where the cannons rattled, And to army said, How goes the battle His aidecamp replies, It is in our favour, Quebec with all her pride, Nothing can save her. She will fall into her hands, With all her treasure. O then replied brave Wolf, I die with pleasure. Brave Wolf is new enrold, The first of heros, And join a host of thos, Who feels no sorrow.

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        "La Citadelle D' Agershuus auprès la Ville de Christiania"

      Fargeakvatint, 30x40cm København 1790-årene Basert på et maleri av Lorentzen. En malerireplikk ble solgt hos oss i katalog 14. november 2006.. Et meget fint eksemplar

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        MEMOIRES

      1790. Fine. Choiseul, Duc de. MEMOIRES... (Memoirs of the Duc de Choiseul, former Minister of the Navy, of War, and of Foreign Affairs). Chanteloup and Paris, Buisson, 1790. Octavo. Two volumes. (iv)271; (ii)279pp. First edition in book form. Modern half-morocco, gilt, and marbled boards. T.e.g. Originally printed privately in 1778, in the "cabinet" of the author at Chanteloup, "for his amusement." The publisher states that this edition is from the "only complete copy" of the first. Etienne Francois, Duc de Choiseul (1719-1785), a protege of Mme de Pompadour, was active in forming the Austro-French alliance of 1757, directed French foreign policy during the Seven Years' War, reformed the Army and Navy, and formed an alliance with Spain. He brought about the banishment of the Jesuits, thus angering Mme du Barry, and precipitating his retirement in 1770. The memoirs are full of anecdotes and court gossip, as well as affairs of state. Light foxing here and there, otherwise a fine copy. From the library of Rene Champollion, the great nineteenth-century Egyptologist, and with the bookplates of Andre Champollion.

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        Di san felice secondo papa e martire dissertazioni indirizzate ad illustrare l'antico suo epitaffio nuovamente scoperto e a difendere la sua santita' ed il suo pontificato. in roma, nella stamperia pagliarini, 1790.

      [UNITO A]: Lettera in difesa dell'epitaffio di S. Felice II per risposta a' fogli stampati col titolo Spiegazione d'un antico epitaffio diretta da un'antiquario romano ad un accademico ercolanese. - In Roma, presso i Lazzarini, 1790. [UNITO A]: Lettera seconda scritta in difesa dell'epitaffio di S. Felice II papa da un accademico etrusco di Cortona. - In Roma, nella Stamperia Pagliarini, 1791. In-4° (cm. 27,7), solida leg. in p. pergamena rigida coeva con tassello, fregi e filetti al dorso, tagli spruzzati; pp. XII, 340, XCII, [4] in ottimo stato, con 2 tavole di ritratti in rame f.t. (uno del figlio di Piranesi) e 4 tavole d'ill. in rame a p. pagina n.t.; pp. [2], 32, [2 bb.]; pp. 28; graziosi finalini, Ex Libris applicato al contropiatto; leggere bruniture e lievi fioriture sparse. Edizione originale con vasto Appendix Monumentorum (e aggiunte) di uno dei più imponenti studi archeologici sul controverso antipapa Felice II (a 365), inviso e morto solitario presso un suo podere nel borgo di Ceri, ma poi canonizzato perché confuso con un martire omonimo. "Un imbroglio" [EC V, 1135] su cui il Paoli persevera illustrando reperti e reliquie traslati a Padova, e un'iscrizione appena rinvenuta. Ottimo es..

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        Ausgesuchte Romane, Erzählungen und Dialogen

      Wien, Wallishauser 1790.. 4 Bände. Mit gestoch. Portrait. Pappbde. d. Zt.

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        PIANTA DELLA CITTA? DI NAPOLI COME ESISTE NEL PRESENTE ANNO MDCCXC.

      Bellissima pianta della città (mm. 585x845) realizzata nell?Officina Topografica diretta da Giovannni Antonio Rizzi Zannoni, incisa in rame da G. Guerra. Cfr. Pane/Valerio ?La città di Napoli tra vedutismo e cartografia..?, n. 168. Esempl. molto ben conservato, sotto passepartout.

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        Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on the proceedings in certain societies in London relative to that event. In a Letter intended to have been sent to a gentleman in Paris.

      London: J. Dodsley 1790.. Second edition, fourth impression, 8vo, iv, 356 pp. Ink stamp of the south-west Essex Technical College to several lower margins, top corner of the title page laid down. Recent half morocco, marbled sides, maroon label. Stung into action upon receiving a letter from his then-friend Thomas Paine on events in Paris, this "rhetorical masterpiece of modern counter-revolutionary writing" (Keane) became a publishing sensation and sparked numerous sympathetic pamphlets as well as Paine's celebrated response, "Rights of Man", the following year. Todd 53e. Printing and the Mind of Man 239. Published only a couple of weeks after the first edition.

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        Versuch über die Secte der Illuminaten. Aus dem Französischen von J. M. Heinrich (d. i. Joh. Michael Tzschoppe)

      Freyberg und Annaberg, Craz 1790.. XIV, 196 S. Umschlag im Stil d. Zt.

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        Plate 730 Scarabæus Cacicus (The Cacique Beetle) Shaw & Nodder's The Naturalist's Miscellany or Coloured Figures of Natural Objects: Drawn and Described Immediately from Nature

      London: G. Shaw and F.P. & E. Nodder, 1790-1813. Archivally framed in triple black matting & 1.5 inch Bird's Eye Maple moulding with conservation glass, sized to 18.75 x 20.5 inches First edition Fine in original bright hand-coloring A Fine and rare original hand-colored copperplate engraving by Frederick Polydore Nodder and/or his son Richard Polydore Nodder from The Naturalist's Miscellany. Octavo (6 x 9.5 inches, 15.24 x 24.13 cm). Includes the original text in both English and Latin by George Shaw, MD, FRS. The Naturalist's Miscellany, distinguished by the refined hand-colored copperplate engravings and astute naturalists' observations, was aptly named as a diverse naturalists' compendium of the birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, fish, and crustacean identified by seventeenth and eighteenth century naturalists spanning the globe, particularly around the South Seas. Many of nature's most fascinating and unusual creatures were discovered during this period, several of which were introduced through The Naturalist's Miscellany. Doctor George Shaw, (1751-1813), Fellow of the Royal Society, cofounder of the Linnaean Society, as well as Zoologist of the British Museum, contributed the text. Publication of the Naturalist's Miscellany ceased with his death in 1813. Upon the death of the artist FP Nodder (1770-1800), his wife Elizabeth, and their son Richard Polydore Nodder (1793-1820) contributed artistically and editorially to the publication. Indeed a family affair, both Frederick Polydore Nodder and his son Richard produced every one of the plates. A gifted and distinguished naturalist, Frederick P. Nodder was the preferred Botanical Painter to Her Majesty, Queen Charlotte. His early skills as botanical and animal draughtsman and engraver were honed from his association with Sir Joseph Banks, who employed Nodder to complete and engrave the drawings from the sketchbooks of the late Sydney Parkinson. Parkinson accompanied Banks as botanical draughtsman aboard Captain James Cook's The Endeavor in 1771. Parkinson died on the return of this South Seas Voyage. These engravings, along with the natural history collections of the British Museum, were the basis for the mastery of the Naturalist's Miscellany. Frederick's son, Richard P. Nodder, a gifted animal painter in his own right, was distinguished as botanic painter to King George III. At the time of its creation, The Naturalist's Miscellany was highly coveted as a definitive natural history offering, and as was the custom, the work was issued in installments between 1790 and 1813, and organized to be bound in a potential 24 volumes. Each volume was dedicated by permission and dutifully inscribed to the most devoted patrons and contributors of the natural historical pursuits of eighteenth and early nineteenth century Britain: (Queen Charlotte, Sir Joseph Banks, Thomas Pennant, Esq. The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, The Trustees of the British Museum, to name a few.) An exceedingly rare series, very few complete sets remain today. (Andrews,1986, Blunt 151,Coats, 25, Sitwell FBB 142, Wood 482). Copyright: Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books, 1/09. This remarkable Beetle has sometimes been regarded as a variety of the Scarabæus Goliathus. Mons. Olivier however, in his excellent entomological work, is inclined to consider it as a perfectly distinct species. it is a native of South America, and is represented in its natural size.

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        DELLA ISTORIA VINIZIANA. Libri dodici, ora per la prima volta secondo l'originale pubblicati.

      In-4 p. (mm. 322x232), 2 voll., cartonato ottocentesco, tit. ms. al dorso, pp. XLIII,309 (mal numer., in effetti 317), 1 c.b.; 356; in antiporta bel ritratto del Bembo, disegnato da A. Pasetti (da un dipinto di Tiziano) ed inc. in rame da F. Bartolozzi. Cfr. Morazzoni, p. 215 - Cicogna,570: "la storia del Bembo.. ha bellezza di lingua e di stile.." - Gamba,131: "In questa moderna, nobile ed accuratissima ristampa (la I ediz. è del 1552), dovuta all'ab. Iacopo Morelli, il testo è ridotto per la prima volta alla sua integrità sopra un manoscritto di pugno del Bembo che serbasi nella Marciana.. Eruditissima è la Prefazione dell'editore, a cui piacque nel dettato imitare lo stile del Cardinale". Dedica ms. al risg.; il ritratto ben restaur. al marg. bianco inf. per manc. (cm. 4); tracce d'uso al frontesp. del 1° vol. e solo su alc. carte, altrim. fresco esemplare con barbe, su carta distinta, ben conservato.

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        The Holy Bible

      Manchester: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1790 Containing the Old and New Testament together with the Apoceypha at large Illustrated with Annotations Theological Moral Practical and Divine..... In dark blue half leather, with grey leather boards, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine, title and tooling in gilt, edges bumped and worn slightly. Internally, text block edges reddened, has had some restoration, later endpapers, contemporary note tipped onto verso frontis, frontispiece (trimmed) and title page have been remounted on later paper, [2], (vi), [2], A-number 85, Z11, + table, + index lacks all after Keiz 86/4, not paginated, engraved titlepage, 41 plates, 2 woodcuts (1 woodcut and 22 pls with the OldTestament. 2 plates with the Apocrypha. 1 woodcut and 17 plates with the NewTestament).The New Testament has its own titlepage, again printed by G Swindells, 1791 with its own frontispiece.Not listed at ESTC. WorldCat and Copac show a copy. Osterwald (or Ostervald) was a Swiss Protestant pastor. See Wiki for a full Bio.Other than that its in VG condition and looks great! Has many superb, full page plates. (JEAN FREDERIC OSTERVALD (1663-1747), Swiss Protestant divine, was born at Neuchatel on the 25th of November 1663. He was educated at Zurich and at Saumur (where he graduated), studied theology at Orleans under Claude Pajon, at Paris under Jean Claude and at Geneva under Louis Tronchin, and was ordained to the ministry in his native place in 1683. As preacher, pastor, lecturer and author, he attained a position of great influence in his day, he and his friends, J. A. Turretin of Geneva and S. Werenfels (1657-1740) of Basel, forming what was once called the "Swiss triumvirate." He was thought to show a leaning towards Socinianism and Arminianism. He died on the 14th of April 1747. His principal works are Traite des sources de la corruption qui rbgne aujourd'hui parmi les Chretiens (1700), translated into English, Dutch and German, practically a plea for a more ethical and less doctrinal type of Christianity; Catechisme ou instruction dans la religion chretienne (1702), also translated into English, Dutch and German; Traite contre l'impurete (1707); Sermons sur divers textes (1722-1724); Theologiae compendium (1739); and Traduction de la Bible (1724). All his writings attained great popularity among French Protestants; many were translated into various languages; and "Ostervald's Bible," a revision of the French translation, in particular, was long well known and much valued in Britain.)

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        An ACCOUNT Of The TRIGONOMETRICAL OPERATION, WHEREBY The DISTANCE BETWEEN The MERIDIANS Of The OBSERVATORIES Of GREENWICH And PARIS Has Been DETERMINED

      [London]:. [1790].. 4to: A^2 B - X^4. X4 blank. 11" x 8-7/8". 1st separate edition. 162 pp.. Period pale green paper wrappers with paper title label to spine. Housed in a handsome quater-calf clamshell case.. Lower corner lacking from front wrapper. Spine paper perished at. ends. Usual bit of foxing & soiling. Withal, a VG copy in a Fine. case.. Roy was a Scottish military engineer, surveyor, and antiquarian, whose use of scientific advancements and accurate mathematical formulas paved the way for modern geodesic surveying. His tenure and his work are the dividing line between older, approximate mappings and newer, highly accurate ones in Britain. He is cited repeatedly in early nineteenth century mathematics textbooks for his use of spherical trigonometry in surveying. Early twentieth century technical books on modern surveying and geodesy include Roy's work as the historical starting point for the modern profession. In 1783-84 he conducted observations to determine the relative positions of the French and English royal observatories. In 1784 he measured a base-line for that purpose between Hampton and Heathrow, the germ of all subsequent surveys of the United Kingdom, for which in 1785 the Royal Society awarded him the Copley medal. Roy's measurements (not fully utilised until 1787, when the Paris and Greenwich observatories were properly connected) form the basis of the topographical survey of Middlesex, Surrey, Kent and Sussex. [Wiki]. It is this latter which is herein documented. . Illustrated with 11 inserted copperplate engravings & 4 folding tables. Head- tailpieces.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED ("EGBT BENSON"), FROM EGBERT BENSON AS U.S. CONGRESSMAN FROM NEW YORK, TO AN UNNAMED RECIPIENT (PROBABLY SAMUEL JONES)]

      Philadelphia. Nov. [i.e. December] 14, 1790.. [2]pp. on recto and verso of a single sheet. Very good. In a half morocco clamshell case. An intriguing letter from Egbert Benson, New York's first attorney general after independence, a leading New York jurist, prime mover in the push for a new federal constitution, and Representative from New York in the First Congress. Benson, along with Alexander Hamilton, had introduced the resolution for a constitutional convention at the Annapolis Convention of 1786, and he introduced the resolution for a New York ratifying convention in 1788. He writes to an unnamed correspondent, reporting on the business of the third session, with mention of President Washington's speech, Alexander Hamilton's reports, and New York Supreme Court justices John S. Hobart and Robert Yates; and the recent military campaign against the Miamis in the Ohio Valley. Though Benson dated this letter "Nov. 14, 1790" it was almost certainly written on December 14th, as Congress did not meet until December that year. "Dear Sir, Upon Reflection it has appeared to Me, and I am persuaded it will appear to you, most advisable that the intended Correspondence between Us should seem to commence with you. Indeed it will not be easy for me or satisfactory to you for me to write to you generally on the Subject, and therefore wish you would from time to time write to me stating the Questions which you may be desirous to have examined and answered. It will be most prudent that your Letters should be communicated to the other Gentlemen in the Delegation and therefore my answers will in a Degree be public Communications. I do not propose however to confine myself to a mere answer to an Interrogatory; my Letters will contain Suggestions of whatever may occur to Me as useful - "We have scarcely entered on the Business of the Session. The President's Speech with the Answers and his Replies you will see in the Papers; and we have two reports from Mr. Hamilton, the one providing additional means for the Payment of the Interest on the public Debt and the other on the Subject of a Bank. These will be printed and I shall send a Copy to Robert [Yates?] for the perusal of Judge Hobart and Yourself*. "Our troops have returned from the Western Expedition and have so far succeeded as to have destroyed a Number of Indian Towns with a great Quantity of Provision. Possibly as far as there was Reason to expect it probably would be, the Object of the Expedition has been effected, but with the Loss of near 200 Men on our Side. It is said that upwards of 100 of the Indians were killed in the two different Engagements." While the recipient of the letter is not named, Kenneth Bowling of the First Federal Congress Project believes it to be Samuel Jones, a prominent Anti-Federalist from Queens County, who nonetheless voted for the Constitution at the New York convention. Bowling cites Benson's other letters to Jones, of which several survive, and the roundabout language of the first paragraph, which suggests Benson was concerned what use might be made of his correspondence. Bowling notes that no Benson letters survive from the first two sessions of the First Congress, and only seven from the third: four to Nicholas Low, and two definitely to Jones. He thinks this is a third. ANB 2, pp.602-4. Stan Henkels Auctions, Catalogue 1501, item 585 (when this letter was sold in 1937). E-mail from Kenneth Bowling, May 17, 2010.

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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

      London: James Phillips, George Yard, Lombard Street. 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. 1790. [First Edition]. Leather cover. 578pp + index :: 210 sequentially numbered hand coloured tissue guarded plates by James Sowerby :: 240mm x 180mm (9" x 7") :: 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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        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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