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      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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        Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, In the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772 and 1773. In Five Volumes

      Edinburgh: Printed by J. Ruthven for G. G. J. and J. Robinson. 1790. 4to (29 cm x 23 cm). F First Edition. H Full Leather. Very Good. A comprehensive five volume set describing the author's six-year journey to discover the source of the Nile River. What Bruce explored was the Blue Nile, rather than the White Nile (which he eventually reached), but in proclaiming the Blue Nile the Nile of the Ancients, justified his claim. Either way, this very popular work provided unprecedented insight into the Nile region for his contemporaries, and his descriptions of Egypt, Abyssinia and portrayal of Ethiopia and its language were most important. Includes 55 plates, including numerous natural history plates, mainly after drawings by the author, three battle plans, three large folding maps and four leaves of Ethiopian dialects. Full calf, most likely contemporary to the set, with dual spine labels in red and black, gilt spine bands. (xii), lxxxiii, 535p.+ 8 plts & 4 leaves Ethiopian; (iv), viii, 718p.; (iv), viii, 759p.+ 4 plts; (iv), vii, 695p.+ 3 battle plans; (vi), xiv, 230p, (x), plus 43 plates and 3 folding maps. Signature of Robert Lockwood at head of each title page; no other markings or bookplates. Externally a bit rubbed, with volume I joints lightly cracked with covers well attached, large repaired chip at head of volume I, rear joints starting on two other volumes, but well preserved overall. Collated and complete save for four leaves absent from volume III (probably never bound in; no sign of removal (533/534; 549/550; 555/556 and 557/558). Volume I: vi has small internal tear with only very minor paper loss; Volume II: very light dampstaining to the top margins of the last four leaves, rear endpaper torn; Volume III: inner margin dampstain to bottom of map of Masuah, barely affecting image, internal tear to leaf 655/656 with no paper loss, repaired margin chip to leaf 667/668; Volume V: margin chips to five plates, not affecting images, one tissue protecting plate has tracing, first folding map has large tear with no paper loss, second folding map has very small margin tear, third folding map has several moderate tears with no paper loss; all maps restorable. Some occasional scattered foxing and offsetting of plates, most of which retain their original tissue protectors. A very well-kept set in original, unrestored condition.

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        A General History of Quadrupeds

      Newcastle Upon Tyne: S Hodgson, R Beilby, & T Bewick, 1790 1st Ed, VG.Boards in full contemporary calf, corners lightly bumped. Spine in later tan calf, gilt tooling, titles in gilt to red leather label, edges rubbed. Internally, board edges in decorative gilt, book label of Mary Addington to fpd, text block edges reddened, Demy, (viii), [1], 2-456 pp, 260 descriptions of quadrupeds, 200 figures of Quadrupeds, 103 tail-pieces, vignettes etc, 1 figure in text, printed by S Hodgson, R Beilby & T Bewick. Probably 1500 copies printed. (Roscoe - Bewick 1a, Variant B. ESTC T61242 ) Beilby, engraver and businessman, is mostly remembered as Thomas Bewick's master after the latter's entry into the Beilby workshop. Their collaboration produced, among other works, A General History of Quadrupeds; however, disagreement over the fourth edition of this work led to the dissolution of the enterprise in January 1798.See ODNB.

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        Archaeologia Cornu-Britannica; or, an Essay to Preserve the Ancient Cornish Language

      Sherborne & London......: W Cruttwell, 1790 Archaeologia Cornu-Britannica; or, an Essay to Preserve the Ancient Cornish Language; Containing the Rudiments of That Dialect in a Cornish Grammar and Cornish-English Vocabulary. ... Wherein the British original of some thousand English words is demonstrated, together with that of the proper names of most towns, parishes, villages, mines and gentlemens seats and families in Wales, Cornwall Devonshire and other parts of England. Which includes 14 pages of letters from Edward Lhuyd to Thomas Tonkin, translation of the Lord's Prayer, a list of Cornish British Names, Cornish Grammar which is translated into Cornish, English & Welsh + the introduction. In modern half red leather and marbled boards. Spine has raised bands, blind tooling, title in gilt with gilt tooling to black leather label. Internally, new endpapers, additional engraved titlepage, titlepage with pencil name of WE Winks at head, some light foxing, (12), (6), (6), 65 pp, [173], occasional pencil notes. A fascinating Book! (ESTC T145137. Brunet 918)

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      London, printed at the Logographic Press; and sold by J. Walter, 1790.. To which are prefixed, an introductory narrative of a Voyage performed in 1786, from Bengal, in the ship Nootka; observations on the probable existence of a North West Passage; and some account of the trade between the North West Coast of America and China; and the latter country and Great Britain. FIRST EDITION, 1790, 4to, 295 x 240 mm, 11¾ x 9½ inches, frontispiece portrait by C. Bestland after W. Beechey, 10 maps and charts, 3 folding, 2 being large folding maps, 18 engraved plates, including the frontispiece, mostly aquatints, the 2 large folding maps and the Views of the Philipine are taken and inserted from the atlas of the first French edition, also there is an extra portrait frontispiece from the French edition, making 2 portrait frontispieces at the beginning, pages: viii, (12) - Subscribers and Contents, xcv - Introduction, (1) - errata, 372, (108) - Appendices, bound in full antique calf with small gilt armorial device of the Signet Library to centre, rebacked with raised bands and retaining original gilt lettered morocco label, recornered, new endpapers. Covers marked and scratched, slight wrinkling to original frontispiece at inner edge, original frontispiece and title page faintly browned at edges, faded inscription in inner margin of title page, very occasional foxing to text, 10 pages of the Appendix foxed all over, occasional small pale stain to margins, many margins slightly dusty, most plate margins foxed, 5 plates have foxing to image, text lightly offset on 1 plate, 2 plates faintly browned, slight offsetting to text opposite plates, 2 very small closed margin tears, repaired neatly, small piece missing from 1 lower margin corner, neatly repaired, not affecting text, tiny chip to 1 fore-edge, neatly repaired. Binding tight and firm. A good solid copy with some foxing. John Meares (1756-1809) was an English trader and sea-captain. He gives a "splendid account of the Indian Nations met with on the North West coast of America, their situation, villages, populations, manners, customs and languages, together with the intercourse and commerce had with them by the members of the expedition. ... Like his contemporary, Captain Peron, Meares was also engaged in the fur trade between British Columbia and China. His vessels were seized at Nootka Sound by the Spaniards, who claimed all that coast as Spanish. War nearly broke out between England and Spain over the question, and the latter had to give way." Lande, A Bibliography of Canadiana, No.1346. "This is one of the early and fundamental books on the Northwest coast of America in general and on Alaska in particular. In addition to his voyages from China to America in 1788 and 1789, which form the principal part of this work, Captain Meares describes his earlier voyage to the Northwest coast from Bengal, which took place in 1786 and 1787... This work, profusely illustrated and with many valuable historical documents appended to the main narrative, is of great importance in the study of early trading in furs originating on the Northwest coast". Lada-Mocarski, A Bibliography of Books on Alaska before 1868, page 172, No. 46. Of special interest are 3 plates with Hawaiian subjects and 1 of the city of Macao. Sabin 47260; Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration Volume I, page 698, No. M86. Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, page 195. See J. R. Abbey, Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860 number 594 for a list of all the illustrations and a chapter on the Logographic Press. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Recueil de Cartes Geographiques, Plans, Vues et Medailles de L'Ancienne Grece, Relatifs Au Voyage du Jeune Anacharsis; Precede d'une Analyse Critique des Cartes

      Paris: De Bure, 1790. Third. hardcover. very good. 31 copper engraved maps plans and plates with several hand colored in outline, many double page. 42 pages of text, small 4to, full mottled calf; rubbed. Paris: De Bure, 1790. Third Edition. Very Good . Great atlas of Ancient Greece, including many classical maps and battle plans.

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      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 lables 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'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.

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        Voyage aux sources du Nil, en Nubie et en Abyssinie pendant les années 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771 & 1772 et Quatre voyages dans les pays des Hottentots et la Cafrerie en 1777, 1778 & 1779 + Atlas

      Paris: Hôtel de Thou puis Plassan [Panckoucke], 1790. Livre. Très bon. Cuir. Ed. originale. In-4. Hôtel de Thou puis Plassan [Panckoucke], Paris, 1790-1792. 6 volumes dont un d'atlas, 21 x 26 cm (R), in-4°, (I) 2 ffnc + viii pp. + 620 pp., (II) 2 ffnc + 784 pp., (III) 2 ffnc + 858 pp., (IV) 2 ffnc + 752 pp., (V) 2 ffnc + 328 pp. + clxiii pp., (Atlas) 2 ffnc (page de titre et liste des planches du tome V) + 3 grandes cartes repliées (sur 4) + 65 planches à simple page + 19 planches à double page, soit 87 planches sur les 88 que compte normalement l'ouvrage, reliure moderne en pleine basane prune, dos à nerfs ornés, toutes tranches rognées. Edition originale de la traduction de l'anglais due à Jean Henri Castéra. Beaux exemplaires, même si la qualité de la dorure est discutable, quelques auréoles et traces d'humidité sans gravité au texte et aux planches. Complet, à l'exception de la carte de la Mer Rouge, qui manque. (Brunet, I, p. 1283 ; Cox I, p. 389). Prévoir des frais de port pour environ 10 kg..

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        The Works of the English Poets with Prefaces, Biographical and Critical , By Samuel Johnson

      printed by John Nichols for J. Buckland J. Rivington and Sons Etc. 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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        Asiatick Researches: Or, Transactions of the Society, Insituted in Bengal, for Inquiring into the History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences, and Literature, of Asia. Volume the Second

      Calcutta: Printed and Sold By Manuel Cantopher. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1790. First Edition. Hardcover. Professionally rebacked by Barbara Schmelzer, preserving original endpapers, and with remnant of original leather spine laid down. Moderate chips and scrapes to leather boards, with moderate losses of leather at corners of boards. Corners of boards strengthened by conservator with Japanese tissue paper. A 1" tear to the folding plate of the Hindoo Lunar Mansions. Pages 268-269 are transposed with pages 272-273. ; The second volume only of "Asiatick Researches" (the name later changed to "Asiatic Researches"). The scarce Calcutta first edition, preceding the London editions. [iv], 502, [2] pages + 14 plates (5 folding). Pages 501-502 have a list of the Society's members at the end of the year 1790. The final leaf has "Corrections" on the recto, and is blank on the verso. Quarto size. Page dimensions: 288 x 220mm. Signature on front endpaper of C. Poulett Harris. Contemporary full calf boards with gilt decoration to borders. Rebacked with new calf spine with remnant of original spine laid down. Of special interest in this volume are "An Account of the Kingdom of Nepal, by Father Giuseppe, Prefect of the Roman Mission. - Communicated by John Shore, Esq." on pp. 307-322, and the president Sir William Jones' fourth, fifth and sixth anniversary discourses, "On the Arabs", "On the Tartars", and "On the Persians". The plates are as follows: (1). Facing page 199: "A Chinese Ode". (2). 205: Large folding table of Persian verbs, printed on both sides. (3). 206: Large folding table of Persian verbs, printed on both sides. (4). 249: Astronomical Diagram. (5). 250: Astronomical Diagram. (6). 263: Astronomical Diagram. (7). 273: Astronomical Diagram. (8). 293: "The Hindoo Lunar Mansions", a large folding plate with 28 engravings. This plate has some wear at the folds where it protrudes a little from the text block. (9). 303: "Oriental Zodiac", a folding plate.(10). 338: Two illustrations, of Roman coins, and of the Indian Sphinx. (11). 361: The Lac Insect. (12). 391: Sanskrit. (13). 405: "Jatamansi, or Indian Spikenard". A botanical illustration. (14). 470: "Abstract of a Meteorological Register", a folding plate with two tables. [References: Shaw 172, who notes that the despite the date of 1790 on the title page, the volume was ready until January 1791. Shaw also notes Jones' observation in his Sixth Anniversary Discourse that the price of the first volume was not more than the annual contribution towards the charges of the Royal Society paid by its fellows - "In vain shall we collect the most interesting papers, if we cannot publish them occasionally without exposing the Superintendents of the Company's Press, who undertake to print them at their own hazard, to the danger of a considerable loss."].; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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        Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales

      London, for J. Debrett,, 1790. with Sixty-five Plates of Non descript Animals, Birds, Lizards, Serpents, curious Cones of Trees and other Natural Productions. Quarto (295 × 235 mm). Recently bound in period-style full mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments with old black morocco title label, boards with double gilt rules, board edges gilt with a metope and pentaglyph roll. Engraved title-page, 65 engraved plates. Very occasional light foxing as usual, else clean; a very good copy. First edition. White, chief surgeon to the settlement at New South Wales, was also an accomplished naturalist. The ornithological and other natural history plates are most attractive ("non descript" indicates that the flora and fauna were as yet undescribed, rather than bland). The journal includes an important account of a voyage from London to Rio de Janeiro, to Cape Town, and of other colonial voyages to Norfolk Island. With a subscribers list containing some seven hundred names, evidence of the contemporary interest in the South Pacific in the wake of Cook's voyages. "White's account contains many circumstances omitted by Governor Arthur Phillip and others. The long appendix is very important as it describes the natural history of the new colony; the first major work of this sort" (Hill). The work was also issued with the plates coloured.

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        Historical and Critical Memoirs of the General Revolution in France, in the Year 1789 : from the Opening of the States General, on the 25th April; 'till the Framing the Constitution, on the 6th August Following. by John Talbot Dillon

      London : Printed At The Logographic Press; And Sold By Messrs. Robinsons; P. Elmsly; W. Richardson; J. Edwards; And J. Walter, 1790. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : [4], xix, [1], 519, [1]p. , plate ; 4°. Subject: France. Etats generaux, 1789. France - History - Revolution, 1789-1799. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT108199. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, MarinerIn Two volumes

      London- John Stockdale, 1790 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early Stockdale edition of this highly sought after fictional work. Featuring beautiful vignette title pages, and a frontispiece to both volumes. Volume one also presents a further seven plates, with volume two holding a further six. Collated complete. Extended title reads Who Lived Eight & Twenty Years All Alone in an Uninhabited Island on the Coast of America, Near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque; Having Been Cast on Shore by Shipwreck Wherein all the Men Perished but Himself. The wording of the titles preserves the illusion that the work is autobiographical stating With an Account how he was at last strangely deliver'd by Pyrates. Written by Himself, although there is a Life of Daniel Defoe by George Chalmers,to rear of volume two. Robinson Crusoewas perhaps influenced by the life of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived for four years on the Pacific island called Ms a Tierra, Chile. It is possible that Defoe was inspired by the Latin or English translations of Ibn Tufail's Hayy ibn Yaqdhan, an earlier novel also set on a desert island. Robinson Crusoe marked the beginning of realistic fiction as a literary genre. Its success led to many imitators, and castaway novels became quite popular in Europe in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In tree calf bindings, with gilt designs to the spines. Externally, both volumes are rubbed, with wear to extremities. Loss to the spine label of volume one. Both rear joints are starting, with one front being held by the cords only, and the other detached. Internally, both volumes are firmly bound, bright and generally clean, aside from some slight off-setting, and some light spotting affecting the first and last pages. Copperplate ink inscriptions to both title pages. Overall: GOOD ONLY with VERY GOOD interiors..

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        The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner: Who Lived Eight and Twenty Years All Alone in an Uninhabited Island, on the Coast of America, Near the Mouth of the Great River Oroonoque. With An Account of His Travels Round Three Parts of the Globe

      London: Logographic Press, 1790. Hardcover. Very Good. Two of three volumes, each in a custom chemise and slipcase. Half black morocco and marbled paper, gilt-stamped lettering and detail on spine. With two engraved plates in each volume (total of 4 plates). Upper board of Volume 1 cracked and water-damaged. Otherwise, both volumes: Rubbed along joints, edges of boards, and raised spine bands; plates a bit foxed, but overall textblock is crisp and clean.

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        Superb Autograph Letter Signed, 2 pp, 4to, with integral address leaf with an attractive red wax seal, Philadelphia, August 7, 1790

      To Italian explorer Count Paolo Andreani, whose travels in 1790 along the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers provided a journal of extreme interest in post- Revolutionary America. ?I had the pleasure of receiving your Letter, by the Servant whom you sent...and have done my utmost to obey your Commands. The Barometer was sent to the German the day you left Philadelphia, and I often called upon him to urge its completion, but the poor man remains so extremely ill that I am afraid he is going to take a longer...than you are...I have not been able to get it quite finished, but as you told me you could manage to fill it yourself I am in hopes it will answer. The Tubes that I took...were much too large...the others would not go through the Ivory screw, etc....? Thornton continues, ?I wish the Execution may please you though I do not think it lies so safely as if it went closer into the Groove...There is nothing to pay for it, and I only lament that it was not in my power to get it complete...Miss Brodeau [Thornton?s future wife] returns her best compliments to you, and wishes, with your Friend that you may have an agreeable journey.? In a lengthy postscript, ?My compliments to Mr. Madison and Mr. Trumbul?. Signed, ?William Thornton?.

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        Chart of the World on Mercator's Projection Exhibiting all the New Discoveries to the present Time: with the Tracks of the most distinguished Navigators since the Year 1700, carefully collected from the best Charts, Maps, Voyages &c. Extant ... And regulated from the accurate Astronomical Observations, made in three Voyages Perform'd under the Command of Capt. James Cook

      London: A. Arrowsmith, No. 24 Rathbone Place, 1 April 1790 [circa 1799]. Engraved map, period hand-colouring in outline, printed on six full sheets and two half sheets, joined to form a pair of large folding sheets. 50 3/4 x 78 1/2 inches, if joined. The best world map published at the end of the 18th century, incorporating all of the discoveries made on Cook's great voyages, exhibiting new discoveries in the Pacific, as well as in the Arctic and along the northwest coast of America. Arrowsmith's first map and a major cartographic rarity. Aaron Arrowsmith was the founder of one of the leading London map publishing houses in the early part of the nineteenth century. He came to London about 1770 from Durham, his birthplace, and worked as an assistant to William Faden and as a surveyor for John Cary for whom he carried out some of the road surveys which subsequently appeared in Cary's Travellers' Companion. In 1790, Arrowsmith set up his own business in Long Acre and soon established an international reputation. "Aaron Arrowsmith, Hydrographer to the King of England and Geographer to the Prince of Wales, was the most influential and respected map publisher of the first quarter of the nineteenth century ... His role in cartographic production was to gather the best information available from a wide variety of sources, weigh the relative merits of conflicting data, and compile from this the most accurate depiction possible of an area. Arrowsmith accomplished this synthesis better than any other commercial map maker of his day and, as a result, his maps were the most sought after and highly prized on three continents" (Martin & Martin, p. 113.) Arrowsmith specialized in monumental multi-sheet maps. These were generally separately issued and are now very scarce. "We find [Arrowsmith] in 1790 established in Castle Street, Long Acre, where at great cost and labour, he brought out his first effort in map-making, A Chart of the World upon Mercator's Projection ... This chart, now rare, was published 1 April 1790" (DNB). It is stated elsewhere that "he made himself famous by his large chart of the world on Mercator's projection" (Encyclopedia Britannica). When published in 1790, this map was not only Arrowsmith's first map, but also the first separately-issued world map to show Cook's discoveries from all three of his voyages. While a seminal piece for any Cook collection, the map incorporates many other Pacific voyages. Indeed, nearly 30 tracks of explorers are marked, dating from 1492 to 1787, including the voyages of Furneaux, Surville, Tasman, Chirikof, Bering and others. "Clarity and accuracy were [Arrowsmith's] aims - and he achieved them as no English cartographer was able to before him. His maps are still essential to historians who want to delve into the history of the 18th-century exploration of the Pacific" (Bricker, Landmarks of Mapmaking, p. 98.) Arrowsmith did a remarkable job, as the title suggests, synthesizing information from the most recent explorations. This included the most up to date information from voyages to the Northwest coast of America, as well as the Arctic. Regarding the former, Arrowsmith consulted the works of Meares, Portlock, Dixon and Duncan. Early issues of the map show the northwest coast as per those discoveries. However, on the present issue, Arrowsmith has corrected the mapping of the region around Queen Charlotte Islands to conform to Vancouver's discoveries and removed the references to Duncan. The present circa 1799 issue is the first issue to incorporate those important discoveries. In the Arctic, Arrowsmith further displays his use of the most recent discoveries, incorporating information from Alexander MacKenzie's 1787-89 expedition. This information, as a 4-line note on the map attests, was derived from Mackenzie's own manuscript journal and pre- dates the 1801 publication of Mackenzie's Voyage. The present example of the map appears to be an unrecorded state. Stevens and Tree cite 7 issues of the map published between 1790 and 1808, largely dated based on Arrowsmith's address in the imprint. Arrowsmith's move to Rathbone Place has not been firmly dated, with some sources suggesting it to be as early as 1796 and others as late as 1802 (this latter date clearly being incorrect as contemporary ads by Arrowsmith and reviews of his maps show his address as Rathbone Place by 1801). The present map is on wove paper watermarked 1799, suggesting the year of publication for this issue. The present copy conforms cartographically with Stevens's and Tree's fourth issue (i.e. with a 1794 dated note concerning the discovery of Wake Island in the Pacific, a 4-line note concerning McKenzie's discoveries in the Arctic and with Van Dieman's Land connected to the mainland), but with the imprint of their sixth issue. (It would appear that what Stevens and Tree cite as the fifth issue is actually a unique copy of the fourth issue, with additions as per the sixth issue comprised of an overlay showing Van Dieman's land). All issues of this separately-issued map are rare. Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast 744; Beddie 506; Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 90, in Tooley, The Mapping of America.

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        [Livres à Figures] Voyage aux sources du Nil, en Nubie et en Abyssinie, pendant les années 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771 et 1772

      A Paris: Hôtel de Thou, 1790. relié. 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 4. Edition originale française, traduite par Castera. Illustrée de 88 planches dont 66 dans l'atlas (4 cartes dépliantes, 19 planches dépliantes et 43 simples). Tome I : 15 planches ; Tomes III : 4 pl. ; Tomes IV : 3 planches. Plein Veau d'époque, de type Directoire. Dos lisse orné de diverses roulettes et fers d'époque. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Pièce de tomaison dans un médaillon en maroquin noir sur pièce de maroquin rouge. Filets gras en encadrement sur les plats. Coiffes du tome II arasées, idem pour la coiffe de tête du tome III et celle du tome IV. Travail de vers sur le plat supérieur de l'atlas. Frottements divers et rayures sur les plats. Coins émoussés. Exemplaire bien frais. Ensemble décoratif. L'expédition de James Bruce, écossais, avait un but avoué, découvrir les sources du Nil ; Après avoir débarqué à Alexandrie, Il voyagea à travers toute l'Ethiopie, et dans les déserts de l'Egypte. C'est près de Kartoum qu'il repéra les sources du Nil bleu. James Bruce peut être considéré comme l'un des tout premiers explorateurs scientifiques sur terre, c'est en effet avec une grande rigueur qu 'il amassa des connaissances précises sur la géographie, la faune et la flore, la météorologie... En outre Le Voyage aux sources du Nil est certainement l'une des meilleures narrations de voyages sur l'Afrique. Les trois premiers volumes sont consacrés aux moeurs, au commerce, aux institutions ; le cinquième et dernier volume s'occupe d'histoire naturelle. - Hôtel de Thou, A Paris _1790, 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 4, relié. - Livres à Figures relié

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        A New, Authentic, and Complete Account of Voyages Round the World,

      London, A. Millar, W. Law, and R. Cater, , 1790. Performed by Royal Authority. Containing a Complete Historical Account of Captain Cook's First, Second, Third and Last Voyages, undertaken for making New Discoveries …The Whole comprehending a Full Account of whatever is Curious, Entertaining, and Useful, both by Sea and Land, in the Various Countries of the World. This Edition compiled from Authentic Journals of Several Principal Officers and other Gentlemen of the most Distinguished Naval and Philosophical Abilities, who sailed in the Various Ships. 6 volumes, octavo (212 × 122 mm) contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked, tan and green morocco labels. 129 engraved plates and maps, 65 of them folding. Contemporary ownership inscriptions of S[tephen] Skurray, gentleman of Beckington, Somerset. A little rubbed, light browning, but overall a pleasing set. First large octavo edition of this omnibus compilation of Cook, Byron, Wallis, Carteret, Mulgrave, Anson and Drake. Originally published in folio (1784-6) in 80 sixpenny parts with avowedly philanthropic intentions, Hogg's edition certainly did much to disseminate knowledge of Cook's discoveries: "by the Publication of this Genuine and Complete Collection of the Whole of Captain Cook's Voyages &c. in Octavo, all Ranks of Persons whatever may be accommodated, and the Public Curiosity, so naturally excited by the Report of such Extraordinary Voyages and Discoveries, will be immediately and cheaply gratified. - The Poor as well as the Rich will thus become familiarly acquainted with these extraordinary and important Voyages and Discoveries, in the Performance and Prosecution of which such vast Sums of Pubic Money have been expended" (Publisher's Preface). Described by Hill as "An important collection of English voyages... [which] sometimes gives the original accounts, others are edited or abridged versions, and frequently additional material from other sources are added to give scope and depth to the narratives". George William Anderson is almost certainly a pseudonym.

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        . The Silurian System, founded on Geological Researches in the Counties of Salop, Hereford, Radnor, Montgomery, Caermarthen, Brecon, Pembroke, Monmouth, Gloucester, Worcester, and Stafford; with Descriptions of the Coal-Fields and Overlying Formations

      Text vols.: 56 lithographed plates (two are maps; 11 are folding & 12 are colored) & numerous text illus. xxxii, 576 pp.; 1 p.l., [577]-768 pp. Two text vols. in one thick vol. Atlas: one very large folding handcolored map, dissected into 20 sections, mounted on the orig. linen backing & folded. Two vols. Large 4to, cont. crushed russia (minor rubbing to extremities, one or two minor defects to bindings), triple gilt fillet round sides, arms in gilt of John Frederick, 1st Earl Cawdor (1790-1860), in center of all four covers, spines gilt, red & green leather lettering pieces on spines. London: J. Murray, 1839. First edition and an extremely handsome copy of this magnificent work. "The publication of this splendid monograph forms a notable epoch in the history of modern geology, and well entitles its author to be enrolled among the founders of the science. For the first time, the succession of fossiliferous formations below the Old Red Sandstone was shown in detail. Their fossils were enumerated, described and figured. It was now possible to carry the vision across a vast series of ages, of which hitherto no definite knowledge existed, to mark the succession of their organisms, and thus to trace backward, far farther than had ever before been possible, the history of organised existence on this globe...The Silurian system was found to be developed in all parts of the world and Murchison's work furnished the key to its interpretation."-Geikie, pp. 420-21. Our copy is very unusual as the extremely large map (it covers the entirety of a large American double bed) is usually divided into three plates of eight sections each. In our copy, the map has been divided into twenty sections and are mounted on one very large linen sheet, allowing the student to view the "Silurian System" in its entirety. This is the far superior presentation of this magnificent map. A fine and handsome set. Some foxing to the plates as always. Nice sets of this work are now rare on the market. ❧ Dibner, Heralds of Science, 97. D.S.B., IX, pp. 582-85. Zittel, p. 434-"In the year 1839 Murchison published his great work The Silurian system, wherein the results of his researches extending over six years were admirably elucidated...The recognition of the Silurian and Cambrian systems was one of the most important advances that have been made in stratigraphy." .

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        Letters Concerning the Northern Coast of the County of Antrim Containing such circumstances as appear worthy of notice respecting the Antiquities, Manners and Customs of that County. Together with the natural history of the Basalts,

      Dublin: Printed by George Bonham for Pat Byrne, G. Robinson, and P. Elmsly, 1790.. 20.5 by 13 cms. Part 1. xi+138 pp. Part II. 190 pp. 1 folding plate, plus 2 smaller engraved views in the text. The map and 2 further folding views are not present. Contemporary calf, gilt bordered boards, highly decorative gilt spine with contemporary label, marbled endpapers, bookplate of Robert Grainger on front paste down, page ix damaged with loss to lower right corner, p.190 also damaged with small loss. Owner's signature to title page which is also dusty and with some spotting. Boards rubbed and scuffed, bottom corners bumped. Otherwise a very tight clean copy, albeit defective, of an important book on Irish geology.

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        Voyages Made in the Years 1788 and 1789, From China to the North Coast of America. To Which are Prefixed, an Introductory Narrative

      Lon., 1790.. Twenty-eight b/w engraved plates and maps. First edition of “one of the early and fundamental books on the Northwest coast of America... In addition to his voyages from China to America in 1788 and 1789, which form the principal part of this work, Captain Meares also describes his earlier voyage to the northwest coast from Bengal.” Lada-Mokarski 46. During his second voyage, Meares assembled the Northwest America, the first ship to be launched in northern waters. He explored the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Port Cox, and Port Effingham, and narrowly missed discovering the Columbia, which he observed but named Deception Bay. His discoveries were the basis for Britain’s claims on the northwest. Spain’s seizure of Meares’ ships and disputation of his claim brought about the famed Nootka Sound Controversy, which nearly resulted in war between the two countries. This account “also gives a full account of the Indian nations of Northwest America, describing their villages, languages, manners, and customs.” - Hill 1126. See also Howes, M469, Forbes 201 (one of Meares’ ships went to Hawaii), Streeter 3491. Bound in full mottled calf, blindstamped on front and back boards with raised bands, gilt tooling and spine label. Text clean, occasional mild tanning or offsetting to plates. Copies frequently appear with fewer plates and maps. This one has the folding plate of the Philippines not present in all copies.

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      Paris: De l'imprimerie de Didot Jeune, 1790. Beautifully Illustrated by Marillier, in Very FineMorocco by One of the Great Binders of the Era 248 x 165 mm (9 3/4 x 6 1/2"). Two volumes. LOVELY EARLY 19TH CENTURY DARK BLUE STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY DECORATED IN BLIND AND GILT, BY THOUVENIN (signed at foot of the spine of first volume), covers bordered with wide blind leaf roll framed by single gilt fillets and with gilt roundel cornerpieces, raised bands, spines with multiple plain and decorative gilt rules at top and bottom and in compartments featuring decorative interlacing bands in blind and intricate gilt diamond centerpiece with fleuron corners, marbled endpapers, turn-ins and all edges gilt. Engraved portrait tondo on title pages, and 25 FINE ENGRAVED PLATES (with tissue guards), including frontispiece by Hubert after Vivien and plates by de Ghendt, Dupréel, Delvaux, Dambrun, Patas, Baquoy, Masquelier, Langlois, Ponce, and Paquet, after Marillier. Cohen-de Ricci, pp. 386-87; Graesse II, 565; Brunet II, 1215-16. Isolated trivial defects (one gathering with overall faint browning, another lightly foxed), but AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE COPY OF A BEAUTIFUL SET, the elegant bindings unusually bright and virtually without wear, the margins ample, the plates and text especially fresh, bright, and clean, and with rich impressions of the plates "before letters." Fénelon (1651-1715) wrote this Utopian work for Louis XIV's eldest grandson, whom he was employed to tutor. The book was designed to give the future ruler more farsighted political, social, and economic ideas than he might otherwise have met with. Unfortunately, the young man died before he could come to power, and Fénelon fell into disgrace, partly because "Télémaque" reflected badly on the government of Louis. When financial exigencies compelled the painter Pierre-Clémént Marillier (1740-1808) to take up book illustration, his skill and energy, according to Ray, soon earned him "a position in the front rank of book artists." Ray calls Marillier "among the most accomplished" illustrators of the century, and he says--and this would be appropriate for the plates in our volumes--that "nearly all of his designs are characterized by grace, liveliness, and firmness of drawing." Our elegant binding is typical of the best work produced by the celebrated binder Joseph Thouvenin (1779-1834), the eldest of three bookbinder brothers. Ramsden describes Thouvenin as one of the three great French binders of the Empire and Restoration periods (Simier and Purgold are the others), and the Walters Art Gallery catalogue says that "in his heyday, . . . he was the giant among Paris bookbinders." His fame in the lore of binding history was secured when he produced a celebrated retrospective binding for the bibliophile Charles Nodier in 1829, a volume that ever after established the term "fanfare" (taken from the book's title) to describe the distinctive elaborate all-over binding style employed by Nicolas and Clovis Eve and others in France during the last quarter of the 16th and first quarter of the 17th centuries.

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        The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner; The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe; with The Life of Daniel Defoe by George Chalmers

      London: John Stockdale, 1790. FIRST EDITION thus. Two volumes. Original diced calf boards with modern rebacked calf leather spine with raised bands and gilt tooled design of a flower. Two red morocco labled with gilt lettering. Frontispieces, illustrated. This has the lengthy life of Defoe plus an elaborate list of Defoe's writings, followed by the 8 pages of publisher's catalog in Vol 2. Thomas Stothard (August 17, 1755 - April 27, 1834) was an English painter and engraver. He designed plates for pocket-books, tickets for concerts, illustrations to almanacs, portraits of popular actors--into all these he infused a grace and distinction which make them sought after by collectors. Among his more important series are the two sets of illustrations to Robinson Crusoe, one for the New Magazine and one for Stockdale's edition, and the plates to The Pilgrim's Progress (1788), to Harding's edition of Goldsmith's Vicar of Wakefield (1792), to The Rape of the Lock (1798), to the works of Solomon Gessner (1802), to William Cowper's Poems (1825), and to The Decameron; while his figure-subjects in the superb editions of Samuel Rogers's Italy (1830) and Poems (1834) prove that even in old age his imagination was still fertile, and his hand firm.. First Edition Thus. Full Calf Leather. Very Good. Illus. by Thomas Stothard. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.

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        The Life And Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner. Who lived eight & twenty years all alone in an uninhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque, Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. With an Account how he was at last as strangely deliver'd by Pirates. Written by Himself

      London, Stockdale 1790. 24 cm. 2 Bände; (20 Vorwort, Tafelverz., Subscribenten), 389, (3 weiße); (4), 456 (einschließlich Zwischentitel), (16, letzte 2 weiß) Seiten und 2 gestochene Frontispizes, 3 gestochene Titel und 12 Kupfertafeln (davon 1 Porträt) von Thomas Medland nach Thomas Stothard. Marmorierte Leder-Bände der Zeit mit Rückenschild, Rückenvergoldung, vergoldeten Fileten, Steh- und Innenkanten und marmorierten Vorsätzen - Lowndes I, 613 - Ullrich I, 27 - Sabin 19285 - Erste illustrierte Ausgabe, vollständig gemäß Tafelverzeichnis mit insgesamt 17 Kupfern. "The finest English edition" (Sabin). Enthält am Ende von Band 2 "The Life of Daniel Defoe" von George Chalmers sowie ein Verzeichnis von Defoes Werken. Die Seiten 6 - 10 in Band 2 sind etwas knitterig und gebräunt, innen vereinzelt Stockflecken, sonst schönes Exemplar. Provenienz: Walter Cunliffe (1855 - 1920), 1st Baron Cunliffe, Governor of the Bank of England, mit dessen Wappen-Exlibirs auf den vorderen Vorsätzen - Sprache: Englisch / English -

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        Twenty documents regarding the finances of Andrew Rainsford (New Brunswick)

      1790 - 1809. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. Author signed. Twenty various documents (1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1796, 1806, 1809, ) regarding the finances of Andrew Ranisford, early colonial settler, late 18th century. Items from New Brunswick and London, England. Andrew Rainsford (1734-1820) was receiver-general of His Majesty's Quit Rents in West Florida from 1774 until the capture of Pensacola in May of 1781. As a result of this event, he lost his position, his residence, and all means of support for his family, which consisted of his wife and seven children. After the Revolution, he came as a Loyalist to New Brunswick and became barrack master at Fredericton, and the first receiver-general. , Including document signed by Thomas Carleton (1735c-1817, Governor of New Brunswick and brother of Sir Guy Carleton) and David McGibbon (Justice of the Peace)., Andrew Rainsford received 500 acres of land at Kingsclear, a few miles west of Fredericton on the St. John River, and died in Fredericton at the age of 84 years in 1820. Andrew Rainsford's sons, Charles, Andrew and Bradshaw, all served during the War of 1812, enlisting with the 104th Regiment of Foot (The New Brunswick Regiment). Charles rose to the rank of captain and would later become receiver-general of New Brunswick. In return for his military services, and in particular for his remarkable feat of courage and endurance during the march of the 104th Regiment from Fredericton to Québec in the winter of 1813 when he led a rescue party 90 miles in two days during a blizzard at Lake Temiscouata to obtain food for two companies of starving soldiers, the Legislative Assembly made a special grant to enable him to purchase 500 acres of land at Springhill (near Fredericton). Later, the British government granted him a life pension. He died in 1882. Andrew, Jr. became a captain in the 104th Regiment and appears to have settled in Upper Canada some time after the war. He became a major in the Glengarry militia and saw action in the Rebellion of 1837-38. Bradshaw joined the 104th Regiment and served as an ensign for one year, later joining the New Brunswick Fencibles. He became deputy receiver-general of New Brunswick, c.1818. Another son, Henry Bartlett (1798-1881), married Jane Wetmore and became deputy commissioner of crown lands under Thomas Baillie. (quoted from UNB record collection).

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        OEUVRES. Nouvelle édition, augmentée de plusieurs pièces relatives à l?Auteur, mise pour la première fois par ordre des matières, et plus correcte que toutes les précédentes.

      In-16 gr. (mm. 195x120), 8 voll., p. pelle coeva, ricca decoraz. e tit. oro su due tasselli al dorso (due cuffie restur.), con un ritratto dell?A. inc. in rame al I vol. L?opera è così composta: - Vol. I. ?Différens éloges ou pièces relatives à Fontenelle, tant en vers qu?en prose - Les Dialogues des morts?, pp. X,477. - Vol. II. ?Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes et lettre écrite sur sujet de cet ouvrage - Théorie des tourbillons cartésien - Histoire des oracles?, pp. 463, con 1 bella tav. inc. in rame f.t., più volte ripieg., che raffig. la terra e i pianeti del nostro sistema solare. - Vol. III. ?L?Histoire du théatre françois. Vie de Corneille. Sur la poésie en général. Tragédies (6): Psyché, Bellerophon, Thetis et Pelée, Enée et Lavinie, Brutus, Idalie?, pp. 593 - Vol. IV. ?Préface générale des (8) comédies contenues dans ce volume: Magate, Le Tyran, Abdolonyme, Le Testament, Henriette, Lysianasse, La Comète, Pygmalion?, pp. (6),472 - Vol. V. ?Eglogues. Poésies pastorales. Lettres. Poésies diverses. Discours. Fragmens, etc.?, pp. (4),456 - Vol. VI. ?Préface de l?histoire de l?Académie des Sciences, depuis 1666 jusqu?en 1699. Discours prononcés par Fontenelle à l?Académie.. - (32) Eloges (de Viviani, Tuillier, Bernoully, Duhamel, Vauban, Lemery, Mallebranche, Leibnitz, etc.)?, pp. VII,515 - Vol. VII. ?(40) Eloges (de la Hire, la Faye, d?Argenson, Newton, Saurin, Boerhaave, du Fay, Perrault, etc.)?, pp. 550 - Vol. VIII. ?Histoire du Romieu de Provence. Doutes sur le système physique des causes occasionnelles. Lettres galantes et particulières?, pp. 449. Cfr. Brunet,II,1332: ?Bonne édition?. Nel ns. esempl. 4 voll. con lievi uniformi arross. o qualche fiorit. interc. nel t., i restanti ben conservati. "Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657-1757), nipote di Corneille di cui scrisse la vita (1742), è autore di pastorali e liriche varie, tragedie e melodrammi. Nella sua lunghissima vita riuscì ottimo prosatore in opere cui oggi rimane affidata la sua fama, quali i ?Dialogues des morts? e gli ?Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes?, l?opera sua più celebre in cui finge di spiegare a una dama, per i viali d?un parco, sotto il cielo stellato, le nuove scoperte astronomiche. Il Fontenelle trattò questioni letterarie, morali, storiche e scientifiche". Così Diz. Treccani,IV, p. 858.

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        Scene of the French Revolution-Ouverture des Etats Generaux 'a Versailles le 5 Mai 1789 (Meeting of the Estates General at Versailles, May 5, 1789)

      Paris: Decrouan, 1790. Framed size: 22" x 26" Charles Monnet was a successful historical painter, and one of the most prolific and highly regarded illustrators of late 18th-century France. A prize-winning student at the Royal Academy, he regularly exhibited his paintings at Salon exhibitions. He is particularly known for his illustrations of the French Revolution, of which these engravings are outstanding examples. He later created a set of illustrations of the history of France under the empire of Napoleon.. Book.

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        [Reliures en plein maroquin] Etrennes du Parnasse. Avec mélange de littérature françoise et étrangère

      A Paris: Chez Belin, 1790. relié. In 18 (8x14cm). Edition originale sur papier bleuté. Plein Maroquin rouge d'époque glacé. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Roulette intérieure. Tranches dorées. Bel exemplaire. Calendrier de l'année, de nombreuse pièces et poésies anonymes, certaines signées de l'éditeur Baude de la Croix, des extraits de Saadi, des fables, etc... - Chez Belin, A Paris _1790, In 18 (8x14cm), 216pp., relié. - Reliures en plein maroquin relié

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        Defence of usury : shewing the impolicy of the present legal restraints on the terms of pecuniary bargains. In a series of letters to a friend ....To which is added, a letter to Adam Smith, Esq; LL.D. on the discouragements opposed by the above restraints to the progress of inventive industry

      London : printed for T. Payne, and Son, 1790. 2nd Edition. Physical desc.: [6],206p. ; 8°. Referenced by: Goldsmiths', 14213. ESTC T101729. Subject: Usury laws. Interest - Law and legislation - Early works to 1800. Other names: Smith, Adam, 1723-1790. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in blind. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Recueil de cartes géographiques, plans, vues et médailles de l´ancienne Grèce, relatifs au voyage du jeune Anacharsis. Troisième édition.; précédé d´une analyse critique des cartes. + Dissertation sur une ancienne inscription Greque, relative aux finances des athéniens, contenant l´état des sommes que fournirent, pendant une année, les trésoriers d´une caisse particulière.

      Paris, De Bure, 1790/Paris, De L´Imprimerie Royale, 1792.. Two works bound together in one volume. First work.: XLII p. + 4 engraved plates (whereof 2 folded, 2 double) for the introduction + 27 engraved double plates for the journey (many of the plates are partly handcoloured); Second work.: (8) + 189 p. + 1 large folded engraved plate. Later worn half leather. 26 X 20,5 cm. Owner´s signature (Börje Knös). All the plates are complete and in excellent condition. Some of the plates are partly hand-coloured

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        [The Riot in Broad Street (Gordon Riots)]

      [London] [1790] Cut inside the plate mark. Image area 42,5 x 59,5 cm. The whole sheet 43,5 x 60 cm. Unfinished etching. Mounted. The etching is mounted to a slightly larger paper with a framing line. A number in blue crayon at the back of the mount paper, as well as some pencil annotations. A five cm tear to the left side of the image. The upper margins are glued to the mount paper. Some short repaired tears, some creases and a few minor stains to the etching. Some short tears and creases to the mount paper. A small hole in the mount paper.. This is an unfinished state of the famous James Heath etching "The Riot in Broad Street". Standing out are the soldiers marching down the street appearing only in outline. Many other details are also unfinished such as the clouds and the people in front of the soldiers as well as parts of the buildings. It is quite interesting to be able to study an etching in its intermediate state before it is finished. A view into the techniques of the past. Plates such as these are rare. Most must have been thrown away since it was proof prints made just to see how the work had progressed at a certain point. The original was painted by Francis Wheatley but it was unfortunately lost in a fire at James Heath´s home in 1789. The copper plate did survive and the finished print was published in 1790. Wheatley was a portrait and landscape painter and was elected as an associate of the Royal Academy in 1790. James Heath was a very well known artist. His main field was book illustrations but he also made several prints for framing, such as the present example. Some of the larger works took years to finish. The riot in Broad Street occured on the 7th. of June 1780. An anti catholic march towards the parlaiment to hand over a petition went out of controll and was viciously put down by the the military resulting in 285 dead. The whole thing badly damaged England´s reputation. Thed riots was called the Gordon Riots after Lord George Gordon who led a protestant association which inflammed anti catholic feelings in England

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        L'architettura di marco vitruvio pollione tradotta e commentata dal marchese berardo galiani. in siena, nella stamperia di luigi, e benedetto bindi, 1790

      In-folio (cm. 36), leg. coeva in m. pergamena con carta decorativa post. ai piatti, tagli screziati; pp. [4], XX, 272 in ottimo stato su carta greve con splendide ill. in legno n.t. come enormi finalini (anche 3/4 di pagina), figure geometriche n.t., sobrie testatine, e in fine ben 25 tavole d'ill. in rame f.t. con altrettanti fogli di descrizione inquadrati in cornice; Ex Libris araldico in ceralacca al risguardo; timbretto Ex Libris depennato al retro dell'antiporta; una gora marginale a un'unica carta di testo e qualche lievis. fioritura sparsa. Stimatissimo e sontuoso volgarizzamento del Vitruvio del Galiani, che stilò l'imponente commentario riassumendo tutta la ricerca filologica precedente. Suo l'apparato iconografico (tavole incise da Capparuli e antiporta da La Marra). Cfr. per la prima ed. Cicognara 733; Brunet V, 1330. Ottimo es..

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        The Whole Proceedings on the Trial of . . . John Stockdale; for a Libel on the House of Commons . . . To Which is Subjoined, An Argument in Support of the Rights of Juries

      Conceivably Erskine's most important argument in defense of freedom of the press, leading up to the enactment of Fox's Libel Act; with Erskine's equally famed argument in the Dean of St. Asaph case, arguing for jury determination of libel, appended. Contemporary calf backed boards, joints splitting; sound. Printed for John Stockdale, Opposste [sic] Burlington-House [etc], London, 1790.

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      [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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        Recherches sur les costumes et sur les theatres de toutes les nations, tant anciennes que modernes ... avec des estampes en couleur et au lavis, dessinees par m. chery, et gravees par m. alix. a paris, chez drouhin, 1790.

      Due parti legate in un volume di cm. 25, pp. (4) 150 + (2) d'errata; (2) 183 (2). Con 55 tavole fuori testo di cui 45 a colori. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa e cartonato rigido uniforme con piccole punte. Dorso liscio con titoli e filetti in oro. Belle sguardie colorate. Qualche trascurabile macchietta; esemplare genuino, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale (una ristampa apparve nei primi dell'800 accresciuto di un ritratto dell'autore) di questo classico figurato settecentesco sul costume teatrale. Cfr. Colas 717; Cohen-De Ricci 227.

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        Description historique de l'italie, en forme de dictionnaire... par m. de l.m. de l'academie de s.luc a' rome. a avignon, chez chambeau, 1790.

      Due volumi di cm. 18,5, pp. viii, 384; (4) 404. Bell'antiporta allegorica al primo volume, una carta geografica dell'Italia più volte ripiegata (incisa da Bourgoin) e 40 tavole fuori testo, molte delle quali ripiegate. Il tutto nitidamente inciso in rame. Solida ed elegante legatura di poco posteriore in mezza pelle con piccole punte, dorsi lisci con filetti e titoli in oro su tasselli. Esemplare assolutamente perfetto, come è raro per opere di questo genere. Manca a Barbier e Melzi; Cfr. Cremonini 77a; Fossati-Bellani, 394 e Olschki (202): ""Dizionario tuttora utile per le molte notizie che contiene. Inizia da Abano e termina a Zaccarello"".

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        Opusculins de l'an premier de la liberté. [Bound together:] La France libre, Quatrieme Édition; Discourse de la Lanterne aux Parisiens, Troisieme Édition; Réplique aux deux Mémoires des sieurs leleu, Insignes Menuiers de Corbeil, En Présence de M. Necker; Réplique aux deux Mémoires des Sieurs Éloi & Dominique-César Leleu, infignes Meuniers de Corbeil, En Présence de M. Necker; Réclamation en Faveur de Mis. De Saint_Huruge.

      Paris, Chez Garnéry, (1790). 8vo. Bound uncut with broard margins in a nice later half calf with richly gilt spine. Engraved frontispiece depicting a man holder a speech (Discourse de la lantern aux Parisiens, le Procureur Général portant la parole.). First three leaves with a faint damp stain. A fine and clean copy. (5),71,(3),67,(5),45,(3),12 pp.. Rare first edition of Desmoulins' collected works. As a journalist and politician Desmoulins played a central role in the French Revolution.LA FRANCE LIBRE had at first been rejected by the French publisher due to its radical content: "popular and democratic government is the only constitution which suits France, and all those who are worthy of the name of men". The storming of the Bastille and Desmoulins' personal and public involvement changed the situation and the pamphlet was quickly published."Camille Desmoulins's pamphlet La France libre, which appeared in July 1789, can be seen as 'the first truly republican manifesto of the revolutionary era'. (Hammersley, French revolutionaries and English republicans, 2005, p. 36). DISCOURS DE LA LANTERNE AUX PARISIENS celebrated political violence and praised the loyalty and patriotism of the citizens who made up the Parisian mob. Since this pamphlet was written from the perspective of the Place de Grève lamppost Desmoulins became known as the "Procureur-général de la lanterne" ("the Lanterne Prosecutor" or "Lanterne Attorney").Desmoulins was a close friend of Georges Danton, a leading figure in the early stages of the French Revolution. Together they were executed by the guillotine on the April 5, 1794 for their central role in the Revolution

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

      38,4 x 47,3 cm. 1 Blatt. Standort: Mappe 1. - "Wir Geschworne Älteste und Sammentliche Burgerliche Posamentirer und Gesambte Gold, Silber, Treff, Borten, Bund, Quasten ? Stuhl Arbeith der Königl. Haupt Stadt Prag thuen kund Jedermanigglichen, das der Ehrbare Gesell Nahmens ? als bey Einen der Pragerischen Zunfft zugethanenen Meister ? Jahr ? Wochen in Arbeith gestanden ?" - Schön gestochener Rahmen. An den Rändern etwas stockfleckig, etwas angestaubt und an einer Stelle ganz leicht ausgefranst, sonst aber guter Zustand. Einmal gefaltet. Siehe Photo.

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        Orientalische Bibliothek oder Universalwörterbuch, welches alles enthält, was zur Kenntnis des Orients nothwendig ist.

      4 Bände. Pappbde. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenverg. Pfannmüller 14; Zenker I, 1736; Zischka 15; Fromm 12346. - Einzige deutsche Ausgabe, sehr selten. Das erste enzyklopädische Werk über den Vorderen Orient, ein Vorläufer der heutigen Enzyklopädie des Islams, auf einheimischen Quellen beruhend und erstmals 1697 in Paris erschienen. Herbelot starb vor der Drucklegung, das Werk wurde von A. Galland, dem Erstübersetzer der "1001 Nacht" vollendet und herausgegeben. Herbelots Quellenauszüge sollten zunachst in den Originalsprachen erscheinen, der Mangel an Lettern bedingte jedoch die Redaktion in einer europäischen Sprache. Die vorliegende deutsche Bearbeitung folgt der maßgeblichen Haager Quartausgabe in 4 Bdn. (1777-79) mit den "wertvollen Nachträgen u. Zusätzen Reiskes u. H. A. Schultens" (Fuck 98 ff). Ein vom deutschen Bearbeiter (zu ihm vgl. ADB XXXII, 744) geplantes, die alphabetische Namenfolge ergänzendes Sachregister ist nicht erschienen. - Nur vereinzelt stockfleckig. Kanten berieben, Rückenschilder etwas berieben. - Exemplar der Library of Haverford College, Pennsylvania.

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        Copenhague, Ville capitale du Dannemark sur la Côte Orientale de l'Isle de Zeland avec un bon Port très fréquenté. On compte en cette Ville 60000 Habitants sans compter la Garrison et les Matelots qui peuvent aller a 20000.

      A Paris, chez Mondhare rue S. Jacques à l'Hotel Saumur. [Udgivet omkring år 1790]. Kobberstik. 23 x 39 cm. Håndkoloreret. Papir lidt brunet. I nyere ramme. Rammen måler 37 x 55 cm.. L. Mondhare : Forlægger i Paris i det 18. århundredes anden halvdel

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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, as published by the Royal College of Physicians of London and Edinburgh: Accompanied with a circumstantial detail of their medicinal effects, and of the diseases in which they have been most successfully employed.

      London: Printed and Sold for the Author, by James Phillips, 1790-94.. First edition, 4 vols., 4to, iv, 182, [2 index]; xii, 183-368, [2 index]; viii, 369-578, xii [index]; [4], 169, [11 index]pp., (volume IV is separately paginated and forms the supplement), 274 contemporary hand-coloured plates, with the bookplate of Alfred Parsons, cont. calf, neatly rebacked, spines gilt, a nice set with the plates clean and bright.Woodville's famous compendium of detailed descriptions of the physical appearance, location, and therapeutic use of 274 herbs believed to hold healing and other health promoting properties. Woodville provided genus and species names where ever applicable, and each herb is illustrated by a lovely hand-coloured plate. Hunt II, 716; Henrey 1521-22; Nissen 2183; Pritzel 10398.

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        The Whole Genuine and Complete Works of Flavius Josephus, The celebrated Warlike, Learned and Authentic Jewish Historian... To which is now first added, A Continuation of the History of the Jews, From Josephus down to the present Time, including a Period of more than 1700 Years

      J. Cooke London J. Cooke ca 1790g Elephant folio. VI, 7-723, [3]pp. Full maroon morocco. Engraved frontispiece. Decorative tailpieces. Remarkable edition of the works of Flavius Josephus, providing crucial information about the First Jewish-Roman War and an important literary source material for understanding the context of the Dead Sea Scrolls and late Temple Judaism. In point of literary talent Josephus ranks among the leading writers in world literature. His style is epic, his portrayals plastic, his gift of description captivates the reader alike by its fidelity and its colorful presentationî (Encyclopedia Judaica). "The Jewish War" recounts the Jewish revolt against Roman occupation (66ñ70). "Antiquities of the Jews" recounts the history of the world from a Jewish perspective for an ostensibly Roman audience. These works provide valuable insight into First century Judaism and the background of Early Christianity. This book is exquisitely illustrated with 2 full-page color-outlined maps, 1 large folding plan of Jerusalem, and 58 copper engravings after the foremost English artists, including Metz, Moreau, and Stothard (three of which were engraved by William Blake, facing pages 13, 65 and 76). Age wear on binding with spine and edges age-toned/discolored. Head and tail of spine partly torn. Heavy rubbing along edges. Modern endpapers. Minor and sporadic foxing and browning throughout. 1/3 of the Jerusalem folding map torn and missing from its lower center to its upper right. Binding in overall fair, interior in good+ condition.

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