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        [Set of eight prints featuring Dick Knight of the Pytchley Hunt]

      London: Published by F. Jukes Engraver Howland Street, March 1790. Aquatints. Printed on wove Whatman paper, some with watermarks. In excellent condition with the exception of some minor surface soiling in the margins. [Plate 1: Pytchley Hunt] heavy surface soiling in margins. Image size: 7 7/8 x 9 1/4 inches. Plate mark: 9 7/8 x 10 3/8 inches. Sheet size: 12 1/8 x 15 5/8 inches. [Plate 2: Push him up Tomboy] Image size: 7 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. Plate mark: 9 3/8 x 10 1/8 inches. Sheet size: 12 5/16 x 15 5/8 inches. [Plate 3: Now Contrast..] Image size: 7 5/8 x 9 3/8 inches. Plate mark: 9 5/16 x 10 inches. Sheet size: 12 5/16 x 15 3/8 inches. [Plate 4: A Check] Image size: 7 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. Plate mark: 9 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Sheet size: 12 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches. [Plate 5: The Trick] Image size: 7 13/16 x 9 1/4 inches. Plate mark: 9 7/8 x 10 1/4 inches. Sheet size: 12 1/8 x 15 5/8 inches. [Plate 6: Proof of Bottom] Image size: 7 3/16 x 9 1/2 inches. Plate mark: 9 13/16 x 10 3/8 inches. Sheet size: 12 1/8 x 15 11/16 inches. A fascinating set of eight hunting prints depicting the great Pytchley hunt led by Dick Knight. Loraine Smith was an amateur artist of high repute, and the present series is regarded as some of his best-known prints. This important set is the only visual record of the great Pytchley hunt led by the celebrated huntsmen Dick Knight. At the time of publication, there existed a great rivalry between the Quornites and the Pytchley followers, which is wittily referred to in this amusing series. The prints follow the various mishaps and eventual triumph of Dick Knight, and make a point to relate that Knight used three horses during the course of the run in order to achieve his victory. This set of eight prints by Jukes is intriguing since it appears that the series was originally published as a set of six. The present suite has an additional two plates, plate four entitled "The Check" and plate five entitled "The Trick," and has been hastily renumbered as a set of eight. If one examines the plate numbers carefully it is easy to see where the numbers have been doctored, indicating that the set was originally published as a set of six and not of eight as Siltzer suggests. Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints, p. 251-256.

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        Oeuvres de Fontenelle

      Paris,: Jean-Francois Bastien,, 1790.. Eight volumes, octavo, engraved portrait frontispiece in volume 1 and a folding plate in vol. 2; a fine set in contemporary French polished marbled calf, one or two joints slightly weak; flat spines ornately gilt with double red labels. A very attractive set of Fontenelle's works, including his enormously popular Entretiens sur la PluralitÈ des Mondes: this utopian analysis of the universe took Europe by storm and was precursor and inspiration to scores of imitations. It was first published in 1686, and first translated into English by Aphra Behn only two years later.Although the Entretiens clearly owes a tremendous debt to the astronomical traditions of Galileo and Brahe, Fontenelle's sensational tale of the inhabitants in 'other planets, in other galaxies, and even on comets, could hardly fail to captivate' (Nina Rattner Gelbart, Introduction to the Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds). In the form of an elegant dialogue between a scientist and a Marquise, it takes as its starting point that 'Toute la philosophie n'est fondÈe sur deux choses: sur ce qu'on a l'esprit curieux et les yeux mauvais': that is, that if we had a perfect understanding we would not need science because all would be spontaneously revealed. Meant as a quick summation of scientific discovery, but also as pure speculation on the possibilities of the universe, it suggests that as it has taken six millennia for Europeans to cross the Atlantic Ocean to America, it may take a little longer for the inhabitants of other worlds to cross the far greater expanses of space.This set also includes 'Dialogues des Morts anciens' and 'Histoire des Oracles', works which exemplify Fontenelle's desire to propagate philosophical thinking. Voltaire described Fontenelle as having the most universal mind produced by the era of Louis XIV.Brunet, II, 1332.

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      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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      - PARA USO DA NAÇAÕ PORTUGUEZA. PUBLICADO POR ORDEM DA ACADEMIA REAL DAS SCIENCIAS DE LISBOA. POR FRANCISCO DE MELLO FRANCO, MEDICO EM LISBOA, CORRESPONDENTE DO NUMERO DA MESMA SOCIEDADE. LISBOA. NA OFFICINA DA ACADEMIA REAL DAS SCIENCIAS. ANNO M.DCC.XC. [1790]. In 8º (de 20x14 cm) com viii-119-(iv) pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele. Exemplar com ex-libris. Inocêncio III, 11: "Francisco de Mello Franco, Bacharel formado em Medicina pela Universidade de Coimbra, Medico honorário da câmara d'elrei D. João VI, Sócio da Academia Real das Ciências de Lisboa, etc. Nasceu em Piracatu, na província de Minas Gerais em 1757. Tendo feito os primeiros estudos no seminário de S. Joaquim do Rio de Janeiro, veio para Portugal, onde concluiu os preparatórios, matriculando-se depois na faculdade de Medicina. Acusado (ao que parece caluniosamente) de seguir ideias irreligiosas, foi lançado nos cárceres da Inquisição, e aí jazeu por alguns anos, sendo a final posto em liberdade. Voltou então a concluir os seus estudos, e recebido o grau, estabeleceu-se em Lisboa, e nesta capital exerceu por muitos anos a sua profissão com grande crédito e proveito. Em 1817 foi por ordem d'elrei D. João VI chamado para acompanhar ao Brasil a arquiduquesa D. Maria Leopoldina, destinada esposa do Príncipe Real. Não encontrou porem na Corte o acolhimento que era de esperar, chegando a ser-lhe vedada a entrada no paço, onde os recentes acontecimentos de Pernambuco traziam os ânimos convulsos e irritados contra as doutrinas liberais, a que Mello Franco era reconhecidamente afeiçoado. Perdida toda a sua fortuna, pela quebra fraudulenta de um negociante, em cujas mãos pusera o produto das suas economias e dos bens, que antecipadamente havia vendido em Portugal, viu desaparecer desta sorte os seus recursos, e o património de seus filhos. Quebrantado de ânimo com estes desgostos, e estranhando talvez a mudança do clima, sentiu-se atacado de uma febre consumptiva, a cujos progressos se opuseram debalde os socorros da ciência. Voltando de uma digressão que fizera á província de S. Paulo, no intento de procurar algum alívio em sua enfermidade, ao chegar a altura de Ubatuba, conheceu ser chegado o seu último termo. Pediu que o transportassem de bordo para terra, e ali acabou a 22 de Julho de 1823, debaixo de uma palhoça". Location/localizacao: raros

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        The mirror : A periodical paper, published at Edinburgh in the years 1779, and 1780. In three volumes ... the eighth edition

      London : printed for A. Strahan, and T. Cadell; and W. Creech, at Edinburgh, 1790. 8th Edition. Physical description: 3v. ; 12mo. Subjects: Great Britain -- Periodicals -- Newspapers -- Early works to 1800. Referenced by: ESTC T069569. Physical description: 3v. ; 12mo. Subjects: Great Britain -- Periodicals -- Newspapers -- Early works to 1800. Referenced by: ESTC T069569.

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        The New Royal Encyclopaedia, and Cyclopaedia; or, Complete Modern and Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences

      London - Printed for Alex Hogg, 1790 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A profusely illustrated set of George Howard Selby's fascinating 'New Royal Encyclopaedia and Cyclopaedia'. Comprised of three folios, each with their own elaborately engraved frontispieces. The works promise the Whole Circle of the Sciences, Human and Divine. Wherein all the Respective Sciences are properly arranged into General and Complete Systems, and the Arts Digested into Distinct Treatises: Likewise, All the Various Detached parts of Knowledge, alphabetically arranged , critically illustrated and very Copiously Explained, in the Most Clear and Satisfactory Manner, According to the Best and most Respectable Authorities. Comprising a Complete, Regular, and General Course of Ancient and Modern Literature. The set also promises the latest discoveries and newest improvements in an extensive list of topics, the inclusion of areas like electricity, mathematics, planometry and magnetism offering an interesting sample of the developments in human understanding that these volumes offer. These volumes have been bound as specified in Directions to the Binder, which states that The Work however may be Bound in TWO VOLUMES, and divided between the pages 966 and 967. However instead of inserting the plates throughout the volumes, as lengthily specified in the directions, the binder has opted to present them numerically in a third volume. Plates include some fascinating diagrams of fort structures, fencing positions, the human anatomy, pneumatic machines, and human facial expressions, amongst a plethora of other subjects. Volumes I and II collated complete. Volume III lacks plates 61, 62, 81, 127, 136, 140-3, and 149. Dated using copac. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In full vellum bindings. Externally, heavily worn with little of the original vellum remaining. Front board of volume I detached, rear board absent. Boards of volumes II and III detached but present. Internally, generally firmly bound, although first and last few pages of each volume are either detached or loose. These outer pages have also taken the brunt of wear and tear, with some closed tears, marks and minor loss evident. However all other pages are generally bright and clean with few spots or marks. Neat tape repair to hinge of volumeI. Almost all plates are in good condition with only scattered small marks - exceptions are plate 41 which has a large tidemark to the upper margin and the final world map which has been neatly coloured in places. Library label to front pastedown of each volume, some scattered but generally discreet institutional marks. Overall: FAIR with a GOOD interior..

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        English Botany; or, coloured figures of British plants, with their essential characters, synonyms, and places of growth. To which will be added, occasional remarks

      London: published by Sowerby [and others], 1790-1814, 1831-1849, [August] 1863 [- June 1866]. 42 volumes (vols.I-XXXVI, 1 vol. 'General Index to the thirty-six volumes', supplementary vols. I-IV, vol.V in seven original parts [all published]), octavo (9 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches]). 2998 hand-coloured engraved plates (11 folding). Vols. I-XXXVI, 'Index' & supplements I-IV: uniform green half morocco over green pebble-grained cloth-covered boards, by J.B. Hawes of Cambridge, spines in six compartments with semi-raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second and third compartments, the others with repeat panelling built up from fillets in gilt and blind, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt; Supplemental vol.V in seven parts numbered LXXVII - LXXXIII: original paper wrappers (nos. LXXVII-LXXXI and LXXXIII blue, no.LXXXII light oatmeal), letterpress titling to upper outer covers, occasional notices from the publisher elswhere. A complete finely-bound set of the first edition of this highly-important botanical work, including the extremely rare unfinished fifth volume of the 'Supplement' which is missing in most sets. The whole forming a detailed and beautifully-illustrated record of the native trees, flowers and plants of Great Britain during the first half of the 19th century English Botany ("one of the most celebrated of all British floras" [Henrey II, p.141]) was a success from the outset: "I have got the first No. of English botany, and am charmed with it. I have recommended it to every body I have seen who buys things of this sort .. The paper, print and execution of the plates, is so much superior to Curtis, that there can be no fear of its [not] succeeding" (J.K. Woodward to Sir J.E. Smith, letter dated 15 December 1790). The spectacular plates "are still the chief feature of the work ... [but it is also] of value even to the present day as a work of reference, and as an illustrated flora of [Great Britain'... it has never been surpassed" (Henrey II, p.143). This set includes the General Indexes to the Thirty-Six Volumes; to which is added, an alphabetical index to English Fungi published by Sowerby in 1814. All except the final supplementary volume have been uniformly bound in an attractive dark green half-leather binding, and the seven original parts are all in their original wrappers (and all in excellent condition). The final part (number LXXXIII) is particularly rare - Henrey (vol.III, p.119) notes that "few copies of No. 83 appear to exist". Vol.II has both the cancel title mentioning Smith as the author. BM (NH) V, p.1982; Bradley Bibliography I, p.395; cf. Dunthorne 291 (does not mention 5th vol. of supplement); cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p.140 (incorrect plate count); Henrey III, 1366- 1368; Hunt 717; cf. Johnston Cleveland Collections 601 (without supplement); Nissen BBI 2225; Pritzel 9711; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 12.221

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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. Wolfstieg 42769; Fromm 15626. - Jean-Pierre-Louis de La Roche du Maine, Marquis de Luchet (1740-1792), war ein französischer Kavallerieoffizier, Schriftsteller und Journalist, Theaterdirektor und Bibliothekar. Eine zweite deutsche Übersetzung erschien im gleichen Jahr bei Ettinger in Gotha, unter dem verschwörerischen Titel "`Ist Cagliostro Chef der Illuminaten?".

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        Remarks on the Voyages of John Meares, Esq in a Letter to That Gentleman by George Dixon Late Commander of the Queen Charlotte, in a Voyage Round the World

      London: Printed for the Author and Sold by John Stockdale,... and George Goulding 1790, 1st Edition. () 37pp. + [1]pp. (ads for works published by John Stockdale). Very good. Quarto. 19th Century Quarter calf and marbled boards with gilt stamp of the 'Society of Writers to the Signet' on front cover. Small bookplate of previous owner and Society label on front pastedown; joints repaired. Rare. Smith 2477; Strathern 148; T.P.L. 609. A caustic attack on Meares account of the Voyages of John Meares, which elicted a rebuttal from Meares, to which Dixon replied with "Further Remarks". Rare Dixon-Meares Pamphlet.

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        Der Kapitaine Portlock's und Dixon's Reise um die Welt; besonders nach der nordwestlichen Küste von Amerika während der Jahre 1785 bis 1788 in den Schiffen King George und Queen Charlotte...Aus dem Englischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen erläutert von Johann Reinhold Forster

      Berlin: Christian Friedrich Voss und Sohn, 1790. Hardcover. First German Edition. Quarto. 314pp. Complete with thirteen plates and a large folding frontispiece map, this copy without the 'notes to the binder' leaf mentioned by Forbes. In a contemporary binding of quarter polished calf, decoratively stamped in gilt, and pain paper over boards; all edges stained red; attractive period marbled paper endsheets. 20th century bookplate of La Perouse scholar Edward W. Allen. Binding worn a bit near the top and bottom of the spine; joint tender near the top of the front board, and the spine showing some light cracking to the gilt from use. A Very Good copy. FORBES 193, see LADA-MOCARSKI 43. // The first German translation of Dixon's work "A voyage round the world.... " (London, 1789), which relates a series of more than forty letters edited by Dixon and signed W.B. [i.e. William Beresford], who sailed as supercargo on board Dixon's ship the 'Queen Charlotte'. This version translated with an introduction by Johann Reinhold Forster, and includes Dixon's introduction, his appendix on natural history, thirteen (of the original 17) plates, and one of the original five folding maps. Image or additional images available upon request

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        Select Specimens of Natural History. Collected in Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, in Egypt, Arabia, Abyssinia, and Nubia, 6 volumes {complete}

      Dublin 1790. Printed by William Sleater for P. Wogan, L. White, P. Byrne, W. Porter, W. Sleater, J. Jones, J. Moore, B. Dornin, C. Lewis, W. Jones, G. Draper, J. Milliken and R. White.. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. First Dublin 1790 - same year as the Edinburgh 1st edition. A complete set of all 6 volumes with all 56 engarved plates of which 3 are folding battle plans, and three are folding maps - the folding engravings are notably clean. Vol 6 title has a marginal tear not affecting text, there is occasional generally light scattered spotting, and occasional light soiling. Uniformly bound in contemporary dark-green half calf, patterned page edges, a few joints partly cracked, but all bindings firm, spines rubbed and gilt tiling faded.

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        Memoirs And TravelsÖ Translated From The Original Manuscript [by William Nicolson]

      Dublin: Printed by William Porter [II: by Zachariah Jackson] for P. Wogan, L. White..., 1790. First Irish Edition (first: London in 1790). Narrative of the Hungarian count's military adventures in Poland, exile to Siberia, escape from Kamchatka by sea in 1771, and subsequent travels in Japan, Formosa, Kamchatka, and the Kurile and Aleutian Islands. Benyowsky claims to have landed on the Alaskan mainland. Included is an account of his unsuccessful attempt to establish a French colony in Madagascar. Benyowsky was shot by the French in May 1786 at Foule Point when he attempted to take over the colony. The maps and plates were omitted in the Irish edition. Cox I p. 353. Crowther 2043. cfBell B193. cfCordier, Sinica, 276. cfHill I pp. 22-23. cfLada-Mocarski 45. cfLust 317. cfNerhood 97. cfRicks p. 41. 8vo. pp. xxxviii, [2], 390; 2 p.l., 372. An attractive set in contemporary tree calf (one section of four leaves slightly sprung, hairline crack in lower front joint of Vol. I)

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        William Parry's First & Second Polar Voyages, 1818-20 & 1821-23

      PARRY, Sir William Edward (1790-1855). Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; Performed in the Years 1819-20, in His Majesty's Ships Hecla and Griper. London: William Clowes for John Murray, 1821. Owners bookplate, all edges speckled, PP310, 6 engraved maps 4 folding, one with folding tipped-on extension flap, 9 aquatint plates and 5 etched plates by J. Clark after Beechey, illustrations, diagrams, and letterpress tables in the text, errata slip and retaining advertisement leaf dated 'May, 1821'. First edition. Arctic Bibliography 13145; Brunet IV, cols 387-388; Hill 1311; Lowndes p.1789; Sabin 58860. Together with:- Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; performed in the years 1821-22-23 in his Majesty’s ships Fury and Hecla, under the orders of William Edward Parry. First Edition. London, John Murray, 1824. Owners bookplate, all edges speckled. pp571, 14 engraved plates, and 11 aquatint plates, 4 engraved folding plates of coastal profiles by J. Walker after J. Bushnan, 6 engraved maps by J. Walker after J. Bushnan et al., 4 folding, and 3 lithographed maps by C. Hullmandel, illustrations, diagrams, and letterpress tables in the text, errata, as called for. Retaining advertisement leaves dated '1824' including an advert for the Appendix to this book of the Second Voyage. All pages and charts bright and clean, most plates tissue guarded. First edition. Arctic Bibliography 13142; Brunet IV, col. 388; Hill 1312; Lowndes p.1789; Sabin 58864. Uniformly bound in 19th-century half maroon roan over marbled boards, spines gilt in compartments, titled in gilt in one (a little rubbed and scuffed, corners bumped, hinges cracked). First editions of the official reports of Parry's first two Polar voyages. An attractive pair of books.

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        Voyage De Juene Anacharsis En Grece, Dans La Milieu Du Quatrieme Siecle Avant L'ere Vulgaire

      Paris: De Bure, 1790. Eight volumes complete - Volume One - xxiv, 382pp; Volume Two - [6], 568pp; Volume Three - [6], 560pp; Volume Four - [6], 564pp; Volume Five - [6], 544pp; Volume Six - [6], 512pp; Volume Seven - [6], 130pp, [2], cccxxii, [2] and Volume Eight (Atlas Volume, quarto in size) - xlii, 31 maps, plates and plans. Contemporary full sprinkled calf, smooth backs divided into seven panels by gilt triple rules, morocco title label to second panel, volume label to third, the remaining panels with a central flower and volute corner pieces, gilt roll to edges, edges stained red, curl pattern marbled endpapers. Spines slightly faded, chipped to spine ends, rubbed to extremities, corners bumped and rubbed, one or two small holes to outer joints, but all holding well. Internally lightly browned, occasionally heavier, with light foxing, but generally fairly clean. The third edition, French text. Third Edition. Full Calf. Good. 8vo.

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        Recueil de cartes géographiques, plans, vues et médailles de l'ancienne Grèce... du jeune Anacharsis

      P., De Bure, 1790.. 1790. 3rd edition. 40 (XL) text-pages & 32 plates: 5 large engrd fldg. maps * (one extra -large map bound in extra: Carte de l'Ancien continent. Pour l' intelligence des Auteurs Anciens et Modernes à Amsterdam 1788 with Europe/Africa/Asia/Australia map), subsequently 4 fldg maps, of which 3 finished by hand in a delicate handcolouring & 27 numbered engrd (ptly) fldg. maps, views, plans including a last plate depicting medals. Alltogether 30 maps and plans and 2 engravings of which one depicting Cap Sunion and the other 4 medals. Cont. hfcf w. contrasting mor. lettpiece and vellum corner-pieces. 4°. Bdg a bit rbbd. Very slight inobtrusive foxing or thumbing in a few places, name cut out from fly-leaf, marginal tear in 1 map not touching the image. Most maps drawn by BARBIÉ du BOCAGE and engraved by H. GODIN, one by DE LA RUE. Nice very large paper copy. ¶ 32 planches en tout dont la plupart des cartes dépliantes (partiellement coloriées). Collation en langue française sur demande; une grande carte dépliante reliée après la première carte de la Grèce entière. Voyez photo. MORE PICTURES AVAILABLE. PLUS d'IMAGES SUR DEMANDE. MEHR BILDER AUF ANFRAGE.

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        Voyages made in the years 1788 and 1789

      London,: Logographic Press,, 1790.. Quarto, 18 plates including the frontispiece, of which five are folding, all but four of them aquatints, and ten maps (three folding), for a total of 28 engraved illustrations, one folding map and one plate laid down, some foxing to plates (maps unaffected),; a good copy in contemporary specked calf, rebacked at an early date, joints scuffed, some wear to spine. First edition of this finely illustrated book which includes aquatint views of the Philippines, Macao, Nihoa (Hawaii) and the Northwest coast of America. Three of the engravings are of Hawaiian subjects and the text describes two important, early visits to the islands in 1787 and 1788.'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 and of a serious conflict between the English and the Spaniards in this connection...' (Lada-Mocarski).'John Meares was sent out in 1796 from Calcutta, by a group of merchants, to enter into the fur trade of the Northwest coast of America. Establishing himself at Nootka Sound and flying the British flag, he built the first vessel to be launched in northern waters, made important discoveries, and explored the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The discoveries by Meares were part of the basis for the claim of Great Britain to Oregon. Competition with the Spanish almost caused war between the two countries and the struggle became known as the Nootka controversy. The Spanish seizure of his ships led to the convention by which the Spanish claims to any northern territory were finally disallowed. This important narrative gives a very full account of the Indian nations of Northwest America, describing their villages, languages, manners and customs. It also contains a separate account of the voyage of the Iphigenia, commanded by Captain William Douglas, which visited the Sandwich Islands and Nootka Sound...' (Hill).This is a particularly grand voyage book, stylishly put together, and notably handsome. The substantial list of subscribers numbers approximately 300 persons - an interesting mix of smart London society, the Navy, booksellers, Cornishmen and the Prince of Wales - shows that it must have been a very substantial success. Certainly much of the money raised by subscription must have been needed to pay for the ambitious plates and text. The plates are fine specimens of uncoloured aquatints, while the text was printed by "logography", a printing process championed by the founder of The Times, John Walter, in which the most frequently found combinations of letters were welded together to form "logotypes", thereby enabling the compositor to work faster (see Abbey, and John Feather, "John Walter and the Logographic Press", Publishing History I, 1977).There is some confusion between bibliographies about how many plates there should be in Meares' book: this copy, as with two others recently examined, corresponds exactly with the collation given by Forbes, whereas the collation given by the Hill catalogue understates the number of plates. All three copies examined have the Philippines plate: the claim that it is often missing should probably be doubted.Abbey, 'Travel', 594; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 201; 'Hawaii One Hundred', 10; Hill, 1126; Lada-Mocarski, 46; Lowendahl, 'China Illustrata Nova', 696 (later Swedish translation); Sabin, 47260.

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        [Situation Politique De La France Et Ses Rapports Actuels Avec Toutes Les Puissances De L'Europe; Ouvrage Dont L'Objet Est De Demontrer ... Tous Les Maux Qua Causes a La France L'Alliance Autrichienne, Etc. ] - [2 Volumes Complete and Bound in 1]

      Neuchatel ; Buisson, 1790. 2nd Edition. Description; pp. 285, 396. Each volume with half title. Subjects: France - Colonies - Early works to 1800. Seconde e´dition, augmente´e d'un chapitre sur Malte [Malta], d'un autre sur Geneve [Geneva, Switzerland], etc. Volume 2 has seperate title page. Full contemporary tree calf, good to very good. Spine compartments uniformly and elaborately tooled in gilt. Some wear to the bands and panel edges. Remains surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans etc. On request.

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        The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent Containing the Antient and Present State of it, Civil and Ecclesiastical, Etc ( Volume 3 Only )

      Canterbury: Printed for the Author By Simmons and Kirkby , 1790. Volume 3 only, collation, [iv]2,765[1]51[2]pp, 13 folding maps, other illustrations, including full page, and folding plate of Folkestone, lacking map of West or Little Barnfield Hundred, and map of Romney Marsh which was published separately. Bound in modern full antiquarian style calf, raised bands, leather title label. Calf very lightly rubbed, a few minor abrasion marks, slightly faded. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, 2 early previous owners name's, one on free endpaper, the other on page following title. Pages and illustrations in very good clean condition. A very nice well illustrated volume. A25. First Edition. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        [Plate of an neo-Classical fireplace, from "Diverse maniere d'adornare i cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizi". [23]

      [Rome: mid 1770s - 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 650; Focillon 883; Wilton-Ely 838; Hind p. 86

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        Mappemonde de a l'usage de l'istru.on Par Guillame De L'Isle et Philippe Buache

      Raffigurazione del mondo in due emisferi. Il titolo è iscritto in un decorativo festone che si estende per tutta la lunghezza della carta. La raffigurazione dell?Australia e della Nuova Zelanda è completa ed il Giappone viene rappresentato più o meno realisticamente. In basso al centro un cartiglio riporta alcuni avvertimenti, informandoci che in quest?opera sono riportate le scoperte dei tre viaggi del capitano Cook oltre a quelle dei più celebri viaggiatori degli ultimi trent?anni. Restauri, applicato su vecchio supporto di tela mm 455x682

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        Bilderbuch für Kinder, enthaltend eine angenehme Sammlung von Thieren, Pflanzen, Blumen, Früchten, Mineralien, Trachten ... Porte-Feuille des Enfans ... Zusammen mit Funke, Carl Philipp: Ausführlicher Text zu Bertuchs Bilderbuche für Kinder

      Weimar, Landes-Ind.-Comptoir 1790 -1830. 25 cm. 12 (Bertuch) Bände mit insgesamt 1255 meist kolorierten Kupfertafeln in Quarto und 24 (Funke) Bände und Registerband in Oktavo (zu Band 1-10) mit 1 Kupfertafel (Komet von 1807), zusammen 37 Festeinband, Halbledereinband-Bände der Zeit mit Rsch. - Goed. IV/I, 679, 19 - Wegehaupt I, 131 ff. - Seebaß, Kinderb. I, 180 und II, 157ff - Handbuch KJL III, 84 ff - Vollständiges Exemplar des großen Bilderbuches in Erstausgabe, mit allen Textbänden und dem Registerband zu Funke. "... eines der großartigsten Werke, die dem Kinderbuchsammler begenen." (Erich Strobach in Philobiblon 13 / 1969 Seiten 255) "Das Bertuchsche Bilderbuch ist ohne Zweifel die bedeutendste und wertvollste Bilderenzyklopädie für Kinder, die je herausgegeben wurde. Die Dinge der Natur kommen stärker zum Zug als bei Basedow und Stoy" (Pressler S. 38). "Jede Tafel enthält mehrere Abbildungen, die von einigen jungen Kupferstechern und Künstlern, welche als geschickte Zöglinge der hiesigen Fürstl. freyen Zeichen-Instituts, sich unter Führung des Herrn Rath Kraus und Hrn. Kupferstecher Lips in ihrer Kunst üben und vervollkommnen, gestochen wurden" (Wegehaupt). Das Abbildungsprogramm geht weit über das hinaus, was in den übrigen Kinder- und Jugendbüchern der Zeit geboten wurde: Zoologie (Säugetiere, Vögel, Fische, Insekten, Amphibien, Würmer, Conchilien, Korallen), Botanik (Pflanzen, Früchte), Mineralogie, Altertümer, Baukunst, Trachten sowie Vermischtes, darunter zahlreiche Neuentdeckungen und technische Neuheiten, und a.: Erste englische Eisenbahnen, Gurneys Dampfkutsche, Eisenbahn zwischen Manchester und Liverpool mit Brücken und Tunnels, Montgolfiers Heißluftballon und ähnliche Systeme, Degens Flugmaschine, Dampfboot von Fulton, amerikanische Raddampfer, Geräte zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger, Herschels Teleskop, Telegrafenanlagen, Taucherglocke, Militär- und Jagdgewehre, Handwerke in China, die große Glocke im Kreml, mexikanische Pyramiden, Ausgrabungen in Pompeji, Memnonssäulen, Inneres der ägyptischen Pyramiden, römische Wagenrennen, Katakomben, Schiffe der Antike, antike Kronen, Musikinstrumente, Masken, Glasbläserei, mikroskopische Aufnahmen, menschliches Skelett, Pferderassen, Wale und die Gefahren des Walfangs, Elefantenfang in Indien, Tiere Australiens, Papageien, seltene Schmetterlinge, Hirschkäfer, Axolotl, Rosenarten, Obstsorten, Venusfliegenfalle, japanische Tiger-Lilie, Vulkanausbrüche, Höhlen, natürliche Brücken, Meteoriten, Niagarafälle, Menschenraub und Sklavenhandel, Pferderennen in England, Stierkämpfe in Spanien, indische Gaukler und Fakire, russische Volksfeste, Tätowieren der Südsee-Insulaner, Schiläufer-Regiment in Norwegen. Mit Ansichten, und a.: Zarenpalast und Kreml in Moskau, Brockenhaus und Ilsenstein im Harz, Mainz, Köln, Sidney, Napoleons Exilorte Elba und St. Helena, Tempel zu Boro-Budur auf Java. Der Band 12 des Bilderbuchs, hier breitrandig und in größerem Format (29 cm Rückenhöhe) vorliegend, enthält zusätzlich 69 der meist unbeschnittenen Kupfer in einem weiteren, meist unkolorierten (7 Kupfer kolor.) Abdruck sowie am Schluß die Lieferungsumschläge. Die beschreibenden Texte deutsch und französisch, in Band 4-6 außerdem englisch und italienisch. Einzelne Bände mit Schabspuren und angestoßen, Funke Band 24 restauriert. Die schönen, sorgfältig kolorierten Kupfer sind nur vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig bzw. verfärbt und (in Band 2) 10 Tafeln mit kaum störendem Textabklatsch, Innendeckel mit Exlibris, Text bei Bertuch stellenweise gebräunt, bei Funke erste und letzte Blatt fleckig, Vorsätze mit Leimspuren. Im ganzen gut erhaltenes Exemplar und in dieser Vollständigkeit nicht häufig vorkommend. -

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      New York: John Fenno, 1790.. 224pp. Folio. Antique three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Old unobtrusive library blindstamp on title. Light scattered foxing. Else very good. Second issue of the Senate journal of the second session of the first Congress, with the pagination of the terminal leaves corrected and an errata added. Many important issues were settled in the discussions recorded herein, and many significant moments in the nation's history are treated in depth. Included are the first State of the Union Message, discussions of state surrender of western lands, notices of ratification of the Bill of Rights, and discussions of questions of the seat of government and Hamilton's fiscal proposals. A highly important journal describing some of the founding legislation of the United States. EVANS 22982.

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        English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures Of British Plants, With Their Essential Characters, Synonyms, And Places Of Growth. To Which Will Be Added, Occasional Remarks

      London: Printed for the Author by J.Davis..., 1790-1814. First Edition of ?one of the most celebrated of all English floras? (Henrey II p. 141). Sir James Edward Smith, author of the letterpress, remarked of the publication: ?In the year 1790 the late Mr. James Sowerby, an eminent botanical draughtsman and a faithful observer of nature, requested my assistance in publishing coloured figures of British plants...This publication, from which the fungi are excluded...approaches nearer to a complete set of figures of the native plants, than ever appeared in this or any country. The plates amount to 2592, and...they are, on the whole, the most expressive and accurate of their kind.? Upon its first appearance, contemporary Suffolk botanist Thomas Jenkinson Woodward wrote to Smith: ?I have got the first No. of English botany, and am charmed with it. I have recommended it to every body I have seen who buys of this sort...The paper, print and execution of the plates, is so much superior to Curtis, that there can be no fear of its succeeding...?. ?English botany is of value even to the present day as a work of reference, and as an illustrated flora of our country it has never been surpassed.? (Henrey II p. 143) Henrey 1366. Hunt 717. Nissen 2225. Pritzel 8789. Dunthorne 291. Sitwell & Blunt, Great Flower Books p.76. 36 Volumes. 8vo. 2592 hand-coloured engraved plates. A handsome set in contemporary full vellum, covers ruled in blue (some chipping to 4 spine labels, some bowing to covers, 3 spines with horizontal incisions & 2 of these with small pieces missing, some foxing to endleaves). armorial bookplate of the Marquis of Stafford & his gilt crest at the foot of the spines

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        The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

      London,: C. Cooke,, 1790.. Three volumes, frontispiece and engraved title in the first volume, nine other plates; a very nice set in contemporary tree calf, double red morocco labels on gilt spines, hinges rubbed but strong. Cooke's edition. Although the edition is not dated, the frontispiece portrait of Defoe is signed 'June 7, 1797' and all of the plates are signed between 1793 and 1799.For much of the eighteenth century, despite a constant flow of editions, English critical interest in Robinson Crusoe languished. It was not until the 1780s that there was a resurgence, and a whole series of newly illustrated editions began to be produced. The engravings for this edition are done by some of the pre-eminent book illustrators of the period, including Corbould, Allen, Kirk and Warren. Richard Corbould in particular had a long involvement with Cooke's series of novels, and his illustrations 'show great taste, and occupy one of the highest places in that department of art' (DNB).The publication of the novel in Cooke's series ('or Novelist's Entertaining Library, containing a Complete Collection of Universally Approved Adventures Tales &c. by the Most Esteem'd Authors, Superbly Embellished') highlights the increasing importance the work was accruing as an educational novel. This was, of course, largely due to the 1762 publication of Rousseau's Emile, in which he called Defoe's novel the best treatise on natural education.Blewett, 'The Illustration of Robinson Crusoe', p. 198.

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        The life and strange surprizing adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, mariner

      London: John Stockdale, 1790. 8vo (22 cm, 8.6"). 2 vols. I: Frontis., [4], [xi]–389, [1 (blank)] pp.; 7 plts. II: Frontis., v, [1], 456, [24], pp.; 6 plts. ILLUSTRATED late 18th-century rendition of this classic tale: The Stockdale edition of Defoe's most-read novel contains a frontispiece and engraved title-page in each volume, along with an engraved portrait of Defoe and 12 engraved illustrations done by Medland after drawings by Stothard. Chalmers's Life of Defoe appears in this edition for the first time anywhere; another interesting addition is "A List of Writings, which are considered as undoubtedly De Foe's." => A handsome edition of a great, indeed landmark English novel. ESTC N47632; Lowndes, III, 613; NCBEL, II, 900 (first few eds. only). Contemporary half calf over marbled paper–covered sides, bindings overall worn and rubbed with leather lost over corners and front joint of vol. I cracked though holding; now housed in a handsome clamshell case of quarter calf with marbled paper sides, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label and gilt-stamped decorations. Front free endpapers with pencilled ownership inscription (dated 1875 in vol. I); front pastedowns with 20th-century collector's bookplate. Light to moderate foxing to pages in proximity to plates, with occasional small spots to other pages; plates spotted and browned although not beyond expectable degrees. => Worthy.

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        Introduction a la Revolution : servant de preliminaire aux Revolutions de Paris ... Avec gravures analogues aux differents evenements - [Complete in 13 parts]

      A Paris : de l'Imprimerie des Revolutions, 1790. 1st Edition. Physical description iv, ; 19.1cm. (8°. pi² A-I4). Collated; folding plates all present. Paper: watermarks include: grapes / -. Subjects; France - History - Revolution, 1789-1799 - Periodicals. Other names; Imprimerie des Revolutions de Paris, [printer]. Referenced by: Martin & Walter, not recorded. Language; French. Provenance; from the library of John Thomas Stanley Esq. of Alderley with his bookplate. Very good in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with the original label replaced; very impressively finished. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        "The Geological Age of Reptiles," (American Journal of Science and the Arts 21 pp. 359-364, 1831).

      Gideon Mantell (1790-1852) was an English obstetrician, geologist and paleontologist best known for his discovery of the first dinosaur ever to be described properly -- a momentous event? (DSB, 87). In ?The Geological Age of Reptiles,? Mantell is responding to a paper by Cuvier postulating a four-stage sequence of life on earth, the age of reptiles being first. In it, Mantell writes ?The earth was people by oviparous quadrupeds of a most appalling magnitude, and reptiles were the ?Lords of the Creation,? before the existence of the human race.? ALSO includes Samuel Guthrie?s landmark paper on the discovery of Chloroform and Nicholas Hentz?s seminal work on spiders which formed ?the basis of the study of American arachnology.?  CONDITION & DETAILS: Complete volume. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 inches, 213 x 138mm). 3 unrelated plates. Bound in black buckram. Ex-libris with marks at spine neatly blacked. Small ex-libris stamps on the first few pages. Tightly, solidly, and cleanly bound. Lightly toned interior; small crease down one page. Clean throughout. Very good condition.

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        Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile,

      Edinburgh, by J. Ruthven, for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, London,, 1790. in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773. In five volumes. 5 volumes, quarto (287 × 232 mm). Contemporary diced calf, gilt twist panel to the boards, flat spines, titles gilt direct to spines, gilt banding forming compartments enclosing gilt roundel tools, edges sprinkled blue. Engraved title vignettes, headpiece of royal arms and supporters to the dedication, 54 engraved plates, 3 battle plans and 1 other plan, 4 leaves of Ethiopian dialects, and 3 folding maps. A few minor paper flaws and marginal tears, no loss of text, small piece missing with loss from the scaled border to one of the folding maps, a little rubbed with some minor staining to the boards, neatly rebacked with the original spines laid down, overall a clean and handsome set. First edition. "His long and energetic narrative … remains one of the great travel accounts of the eighteenth century" (ODNB). James Bruce of Kinnaird (1730-1794) was only the second European to visit the isolated mountain kingdom of Abyssinia since the 1630s, and his fame on his return rivalled that of Captain Cook and Joseph Banks, recently returned from the Pacific. But in London "his stories were regarded as being too fabulous to be true, and he found himself ridiculed by society, especially by Samuel Johnson who had translated the narrative of Jeronimo Lobo. A 1792 edition of Baron Munchausen was dedicated to him" (Howgego). A sceptical public had to wait sixteen years while William Logan and later Benjamin Latrobe edited Bruce's chaotic notes and journals. "In conformity with 18th-century conventions of travel writing, it is an 'immethodical miscellany', ranging from striking adventure stories, reported dialogues, and Shandean asides boasting of his success with African women, through a pedantic history of ancient Ethiopia (which occupies most of the first two volumes), to vivid sketches of contemporary Abyssinian life, politics, and natural history. It was immensely successful, most of the original edition being sold to retail booksellers within thirty-two hours, and was rapidly translated into French and German" (ODNB). The excellent plates, which are chiefly bound into the fifth volume separately titled "Select Specimens of Natural History, collected in Travels to discover the Source of the Nile, in Egypt, Arabia, Abyssinia, and Nubia", were based on the drawings of Bruce and his companion Luigi Balugani, and superbly engraved by Heath.

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        A Narrative of the Mutiny, on board His Majesty's Ship Bounty

      London,: George Nicol,, 1790.. Quarto, with a frontispiece plan and three charts; plan of the Bounty's launch unevenly cropped at extreme margins with some loss to ruled border only at top and bottom; the large folding plate of the Track of the Bounty's Launch with small paper repair; signs of adhesion affecting final two leaves of text; generally a clean copy in period-style quarter red morocco over marbled boards. First edition of Bligh's own account of the Bounty mutiny, the most notorious incident in maritime history; publication of this predated Bligh's full account of the voyage by two years. He was anxious to have an account of the mutiny itself available to safeguard his own reputation and in order to present copies to the Lords of the Admiralty before the court-martial of the mutineers, to absolve himself from blame.The Bounty voyage had been commissioned by the Admiralty, on the instructions of George III, to collect breadfruit plants - 'the Merchants and Planters interested in His Majesty's West India Possessions have represented that the Introduction of the Bread Fruit Trees into the Islands in those Seas to constitute an Article of Food would be a very essential Benefit to the Inhabitants ...'. It was probably at least in part the lure of the Pacific islands to which the plants were to be delivered that sparked off the mutiny that took place on 28 April 1789, which resulted in Bligh and eighteen others being cast adrift in an open boat - certainly the most infamous mutiny in maritime history.Although the mutiny and its ramifications would haunt Bligh always, his reputation was forever redeemed by the epic open-boat journey across four thousand miles of the Pacific with eighteen loyal crewmen adrift in their 23-foot launch. In the course of this hazardous journey Bligh charted and named parts of the unknown northeast coast of New Holland (present-day Queensland) as he passed along it - an extraordinary feat of seamanship. The volume includes a chart of his discoveries on the northeast coast and Torres Strait, which in fact represented the most extensive work of coastal discovery undertaken in the first few years of Australian settlement.Ferguson, 71; Hill, 132; Kroepelien, 87; O'Reilly-Reitman, 543; Wantrup, 61.

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        Memoirs and Travels of Mauritius Augustus Count de Benyowsky

      London,: G.G.J. and J.Robinson,, 1790.. Two volumes, quarto, portrait title vignette of Benyowsky and 23 engraved plates and plans (17 folding; a further six plates listed in the Directions to the Binder as unavailable were, in fact, never issued); a fine copy, complete with both half-titles, uncut and unpressed in the original marbled boards, plain paper spines worn but attractive, original printed labels also worn, neat old repair to verso of one map; quarter calf folding boxes. First edition: a really splendid and large copy of this distinctly odd book with its gripping account of Siberia, Kamchatka, Japan, China and the north Pacific: 'one of the early and fundamental books on the Northwest coast of America in general and on Alaska in particular' (Lada-Mocarski).Benyowsky's account has suffered from the time of publication until now from a perception that its narrative may not be entirely truthful. Nicholson's preface to this first edition is quite argumentative on the subject, seeking to prove its veracity by all sorts of checks against maps and other narratives. The preface has Benyowsky losing his memory, the attempted publication by subscription failing, the engraver's house burning down and thus losing many of the engravings intended for the volume (which would explain the strange gaps in numbering of the engravings), and a host of other bizarre circumstances which should perhaps come under the heading "no smoke".Even Benyowsky's nationality is (and was) in doubt. At different times he was either by nationality or service Hungarian, Austrian, Lithuanian, German, Polish and Russian. Exiled by the Russian government to Siberia for political involvements: 'with a handful of equally adventurous men, he escaped from Kamchatka by sea in 1771... The work contains interesting accounts of Siberia, the Russian fur trade, and the history, life and customs of Kamchatka. The author also describes the Kurile and Aleutian Islands, and claims to have landed on the Alaska mainland...' (Hill). 'In the Alaska-related material of this journal there is a very good general account of the Aleutian Islands, and a history and description of early Russian visits to Alaska..' (Lada-Mocarski).As Howgego points out 'The composer Boieldieu would later write a comic opera based on Benyowsky's exploits, including his escape from Kamchatka. Catherine the Great took the opera very seriously, deciding that the settlement of exiles in the Siberian northeast jeopardized Russia's situation there'.Hill, 115; Lada-Mocarski, 45.

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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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      [Providence. John Carter, March 6, 1790].. Broadside, 16 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches. Archivally matted to 30 x 26 inches. Text printed in three columns. Old fold lines. Wear and minor loss at some folds, affecting a few words of text. Reinforced at folds on verso. Minor soiling. Very good. A very rare broadside printing of Rhode Island's proposed alterations and additions to the already ratified federal Constitution and Bill of Rights, issued at the time of the ratifying convention of that state. The broadside illustrates the struggle between Federal control and individual liberties which many the passage of the Constitution a very closely contested issue. When the Constitution was submitted to the states for ratification, many perceived that the new compact lacked guarantees of fundamental rights. In certain states, ratification was made contingent upon the addition of corrective amendments. Massachusetts, Virginia, South Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, and Rhode Island all submitted drafts of protections to be incorporated in the Constitution. These competing texts were, in many cases, radically different from each other, and it was the thorny task of a Committee of the House of Representatives to reconcile them into seventeen amendments constituting the initial Bill of Rights. This was soon pared to twelve by the Senate, only ten of which were ultimately ratified by the states. The Federal Bill of Rights was sent to the States on Sept. 26, 1789. At this point eleven states had ratified the Constitution, leaving only North Carolina and Rhode Island outside. North Carolina ratified both the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in the fall of 1789, and a total of seven states ratified the Bill of Rights by the beginning of March, 1790. On March 1, 1790, Rhode Island finally convened a state ratifying convention, which immediately went to work on the present document, which it passed on March 6. This version of the Bill of Rights, called a Declaration of Rights, lists eighteen items, as does the section of proposed amendments. Among the rights claimed by the citizens of Rhode Island are the right to life, liberty and happiness; the right to elect officials; the right to fair trial by jury, freedom from unlawful imprisonment, and freedom from cruel and unusual punishment or fines; freedom of speech and the press; the right to bear arms (as well as the right to employ someone to bear arms in one's stead); and freedom of religion. The amendments proposed guarantee various state's rights and freedom from the interference of the federal government; several place requirements on Congress for a majority vote before declaring war, overturning laws, or borrowing money. Perhaps most interestingly, amendment seventeen concerns slavery: "As a traffic tending to establish or continue the slavery of any part of the human species, is disgraceful to the cause of liberty and humanity - that Congress shall, as soon as may be, promote and establish such laws and regulations as may effectually prevent the importation of slaves if every description into the United States." Not quite three months later, on May 29, 1790, Rhode Island attached a nearly identical set of these recommendations to Rhode Island's tardy ratification to the Constitution, with the request that they somehow be incorporated. This final vote only barely succeeded, by 32 to 30. Many of the amendments, in their final form, parallel the Bill of Rights. A week later, on June 7, the convention decided to accept the Federal version and became the ninth state to do so. The Bill of Rights became the law of the land with Virginia's ratification on Dec. 15, 1791. NAIP locates only six copies, at the Huntington, Library of Congress, Rhode Island Historical, Rhode Island State Library, Westerly Public Library, and the American Antiquarian Society. A rare and important document central to the ratification of the Constitution by the last of the original thirteen states to do so. EVANS 22845. ALDEN 1202.

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      [New York]: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, [1790].. [2]pp. Folio. Dbd. Stitching holes in right margin. Light age toning. A very good copy. In a half morocco and marbled boards folding case, spine gilt. The first federal law regulating trade and communication with Indian tribes, requiring that any person involved in commercial transactions involving American Indians have a license for that purpose issued by the superintendent of Indian Affairs, that any land transactions with Indians have to be performed by the federal government, and punishing those who committed crimes against Indians. With this law, the federal government established the position that only it had the authority to govern key elements of interaction and commerce with American Indians. The act indicates that any person attempting to trade with the Indians without the proper license will forfeit "all the merchandise so offered for sale to the Indian tribes, or so found in the Indian country." In addition, and more importantly, the act regulates the sale of Indian lands, which can only be done through the authority of the federal government. Finally, it could punish anyone who went onto Indian lands and "there commit any crime upon, or trespass against, the person or property of any peaceable and friendly Indian or Indians." This act was the foundation of a system of United States interaction with Indian tribes which lasted for decades. An extremely rare document. No copy has appeared at auction in the last forty years (the famous Frank Siebert sale in 1999 included only a 1796 act slightly revising this one, which sold for $7475), and the only known copies are at the American Antiquarian Society, the Library of Congress, and The New York Public Library. EVANS 22972. NAIP w010710.

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        THE WORLD TURNED UP-SIDE DOWN; or the comical metamorphoses:

      London, printed for and sold by Edward Ryland, at No 67 in the Old Bailey, no date, circa 1790.. a work entirely calculated to excite laughter in grown persons, and promote moralily (sic), in the young ones of both sexes: decorated with 34 copper plates curiously drawn and elegantly engraved. RARE COLOURED COPY OF A VERY RARE CHILDREN'S BOOK. Price 1s Plain, 2s Coloured. No date, circa 1790. 16mo in eights, 120 x 90 mm, 4¾ x 3¾ inches, LACKS 2 COLOUR PLATES, NUMBERS 9 and 27 AND FINAL PAGE OF TEXT. Hand coloured frontispiece, engraved title page with colour vignette, unnumbered full page hand coloured plate facing first page of Introduction, the rest numbered from 1-31, pages: title page, ii, 3-62 numbered on versos only and LACKING FINAL PAGE OF TEXT FOR IMAGE 31 (page 63/64, D8), text in verse. Quarter brown roan with marbled paper covers. Binding rubbed, shelf wear to edges, light creasing to frontispiece,old erased scribble on berso frontispiece, pastedown and first free endpaper heavily inscribed in old ink by previous owners, with the date of 1802 as the date of the book being received as a gift, lacking rear endpaper, 2 plates have outer margin trimmed but not affecting images, 1 plate and the following page have very small loss to top corner, not affecting image or text, 1 page has crude repairs with slight loss of text which has been inked in on the repairs, a little soiling and spotting to some pages, otherwise a good copy of this scarce children's book. Hand coloured copies are very rare. The images show: Horses riding men; The Ox driving the farmers at plough; A Fish angling for a man; An Ass driving the miller to market and the mill turned topsy-turvy; A Hare roasting a cook on the spit and the Cock basting him; A Deer shooting at the Game Keeper; Wife acting the Soldier, Husband nursing the child; Ox butchering a human; Pickpockets in a church; Horses turned Farriers; A Doll carrying a child etc. ESTC T213665 is the same as our copy but has only 60 numbered text pages and has 3 extra unnumbered prelim pages before the title. This is dated circa 1790. ESTC N25892 is very similar to ours (without address in the imprint) with 64 numbered pages and 4 unnumbered at the end likely to have been adverts. This is dated circa 1765. Our book is not in Osborne or Gumuchian but there was an uncoloured copy in Sotheby's final catalogue to the Oppenheimer sale, No. 262 (circa 1770). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Captain Cook's Voyages round the world

      Newcastle-on-Tyne,: M. Brown,, 1790.. Two volumes, stout octavo, with a portrait frontispiece, a folding map and 49 other engraved plates including folding "Death of Captain Cook"; some light offsetting or discolouration from poorish-quality paper; a very nice copy in contemporary dark calf, very good old rebacking with double red & green leather labels. Extremely scarce provincially-printed abridgement of Cook's voyages, probably based on Anderson's text, but including extra material designed to attract a wider reading public including an important early abridgement of Phillip's Voyage to Botany Bay, and an anonymous summary of information on the fauna of New South Wales, along with Constantine John Phipps' Journal of a voyage... to the North Pole. The publication was issued in two different forms, either as two volumes or as four. Forbes gives a collation for the four-volume version which differs in a few details from this two-volume version. Examples of both versions can be found in various libraries (see Forbes for listing).The abridgement of Phillip's Voyage to Botany Bay is especially interesting and early. The full account of the voyage had been published in 1789. During 1790 second and third editions appeared as did two Irish pirated versions and this abridgement, which occupies eighty-three pages at the end of the work, and has its own title-page ("The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay; with an Account of the Establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson and Norfolk Island"). It is followed by a 23-page section entitled "A Short Account of Animals in New South Wales", which includes an engraving of the animals of New South Wales - the squirrel opossum, the flying opossum and a "kanguroo" engraved by Ralph Beilby and Thomas Bewick, like most of the other plates in the book. Bewick was at this time apprenticed to Beilby. A few of the plates, including the "Death of Cook", are engraved by Lizars.Ferguson knew only the Mitchell and National Library copies of the text as well as another in his own collection. Only the copy at the State Library of Western Australia has been added in the recent addenda volume.Beddie, 44, 1574; Ferguson, 95.

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        Pangloss belonging Lord Grosvernor

      London: Published by Robert Sayer, circa 1790. Hand-coloured mezzotint. State vi/viii. 11 1/4 x 16 1/2 inches. A remarkable portrait of Lord Grosvenor's Pangloss, by the master equine painter George Stubbs. George Stubbs is considered to be one of the greatest English painters. His ingenious animal and sporting pictures remain unrivalled in their passionate depiction of emotion and their commitment to naturalistic observation. Stubbs was briefly apprenticed to the painter Hamlet Winstanley, a relationship that quickly ended, leaving the young artist to his own education. In contrast to contemporary academic theory, Stubbs attached great importance to the belief that art should imitate nature, not the work of other artists. He spent years carefully studying human and equine anatomy so that he could truthfully represent natural form and movement. A result of this study was his famous Anatomy of the Horse, which details, with beautiful engraving, the various elements of a horse's anatomy, from skeletal form to muscular definition. By the 1760's, Stubbs had developed a considerable reputation as a sporting artist and had attracted a number of distinguished patrons. Continuing in search of innovation, Stubbs began experimenting with a myriad of different mediums, becoming accomplished in both enamels and printmaking. Through arduous application, he became a talented mezzotint engraver and worked with ease in both soft ground and etching techniques. Stubbs' masterful paintings inspired some of the greatest engravers of the day to reproduce his work for publication, including his own son George Townly Stubbs who reproduced with faithful accuracy the sublime emotion inherent in his father's exquisite works. Stubbs was elected Director of the Society of Artists and a Royal Academician, and today his prized paintings are housed in some of the finest museums in the world. Stubbs was often commissioned to paint accurate portraits of specific racehorses for proud aristocratic patrons, who wished to highlight their horses' racing success. This practice is expertly exemplified with this magnificent print of Pangloss, Lord Grosvenor's beloved horse. Pangloss was foaled in 1755, and named after a character in Voltaire's Candide; little is known about Lord Grosvenor's horse apart from the fact that his racing career was ended by a broken leg. This print was the second of a series of engraved horse portraits begun by the publisher Ryland in 1771 and extended by Robert Sayer in 1777. Although the inscription on the print establishes Stubbs as the painter, the painting has not been identified, making this print extremely intriguing since it is the only record of Stubbs' lost work. Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs, 20, vi/viii; Gilbey, Life of George Stubbs, no.39; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints, p.270.

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        The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany BayÖ Second EditionÖ

      London,: John Stockdale, 1790.. Quarto, portrait, engraved title, seven folding engraved charts and 46 engraved plates; in quite lovely condition, in contemporary binding of full diced calf, flat spine banded and panelled in gilt, sides bordered in gilt, gilt arms at centre of each side; some slight wear at joints; a very handsome copy. A magnificent copy of Phillip's important account of the First Fleet in its rare and much expanded second edition. This copy is from the library of Viscount Courtenay, with his coat of arms in gilt on the covers.William "Kitty" Courtenay, the 3rd Viscount, (1768-1835) was a rather remarkable figure. He succeeded to the title on the death of the 2nd Viscount in 1788, at which point he also inherited Powderham Castle; by 1790 he was already organising Wyatt to make a new music room at the castle and carrying out all sorts of extravagant improvements. Later he would revive the title of Earl of Devon for the family, the title still today associated with the castle. However from 1811 he would spend the remainder of his life in self-imposed exile, initially in the United States and later in France, after his flamboyant lifestyle and specifically his affair with the dissolute William Beckford caused great scandal. Maybe Beckford, the famously fastidious book-collector, led the younger Courtenay astray bibliophilically too.This second edition of Phillip is really the "best edition" of the work since it was extensively revised and re-organised by its publisher Stockdale who had been unhappy with the slightly disorganised nature of his 1789 first edition; apart from the revisions he adds a really substantial and significant appendix, largely reprinting his own publication, the anonymous 1787 History of New Holland. It is accompanied by the fine "New Chart of New Holland", coloured in outline and with an inset map of Botany Bay, that he had prepared for that 1787 publication. This edition is very much scarcer than the first. It has its own List of Subscribers which is fairly modest, numerous booksellers making single-digit orders - apart from Symonds, presumably H.D. Symonds the radical and opportunistic operator, early publisher of Barrington, who orders a staggering 400 copies. Could this be a misprint?.Crittenden, 'A Bibliography of the First Fleet', 181, 248; Ferguson, 90, 97; Hill, 1858; Nissen ZBI, 4390, 3158; Wantrup, p.62, 17.

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