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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.

      [Bookseller: Roz Hulse Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Papalería Herso]
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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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        JOURNAL OF THE SECOND SESSION OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF NEW-YORK, JANUARY 4th, 1790

      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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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        THE BILL OF RIGHTS, AND AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, AS AGREED TO BY THE CONVENTION OF THE STATE OF RHODE- ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE-PLANTATION AT SOUTH- KINGSTOWN, IN THE COUNTY OF WASHINGTON, ON THE FIRST MONDAY OF MARCH, A.D. 1790 [caption title]

      [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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        CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: AT THE SECOND SESSION, BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF NEW- YORK, ON MONDAY, THE FOURTH OF JANUARY, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY. AN ACT TO REGULATE TRADE AND INTERCOURSE WITH THE INDIAN TRIBES [caption title]

      [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.

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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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        A Rowland for an OIiver;

      92 - London - Sylvanus Urban, 1790 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce collection of the poetry of satirist John Walcot, bound from the parts and published between 1790 and 1792. Containing A Commiserating Epistle to James Lowther, Earl of Lonsdale; Odes to Mr Paine, Author or Rights of Man; More Money! Or, Odes of Instruction to Mr Pitt; Odes of Importance; The Tears of St. Margaret; A Pair of Lyrical Epistles to Lord Macartney and his Ship; The Lousiad; and A Poetical, Serious and Possibly Impertinent Epistle to the Pope, In 1780, Wolcot went to London and commenced writing satires. The first objects of his attentions were the members of the Royal Academy, and these attempts being well received, he soon began to fly at higher game, the King and Queen being the most frequent marks for his satirical shafts. In 1786 appeared The Lousiad, a Heroi-Comic Poem, taking its name from a legend that a louse had once appeared on the King's dinner plate. Other objects of his attack were Boswell, the biographer of Samuel Johnson, James Bruce, the Abyssinian traveller, Hannah More, former bluestocking and playwright, and Bishop Porteus. Wolcot, who wrote under the nom-de-plume of Peter Pindar, had a remarkable vein of humour and wit, which, while intensely comic to persons not involved, stung its subjects to the quick. He had likewise strong intelligence, and a power of coining effective phrases. In other kinds of composition, as in some ballads which he wrote, an unexpected touch of gentleness and even tenderness appears. The title page has been rebacked. Condition: Rebound in red calf binding. Externally smart, though some marks to the boards. Internally, fimly bound. Some closed tears to the pages, in places affecting the text, which have been repaired with tape. Pages have some scattered light spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD with a good only interior..

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        Reflections on the Revolution in France, 1790 Irish, Bound with Two Others

      Dublin: Printed for Watson, Cross, Lynch, et al, 1790 Book. Good+. Hardcover. Early. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. I suspect this to be the first Irish or an early Dublin printing of 'Reflections', bound together with 2 others. The roman numeral date given at the front of this hard cover restoration (long ago, perhaps circa 1800) is M, DCC, XC. It numbers 356 pages, seems similar to 1790 early English versions. It is followed by re-print of ''A letter from Mr. Burke to a member of the National Assembly'' (Dublin, date in R.N. 1791, 60 pages). And ''An Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs''. (Dublin, dated in R.N. 1791, 141 pages). All 3 pamphlets were laid into marbled paper hard covers (now quite rough) trimmed in leather at spine and tips, 3/4 bound. The previous owners notes penciled in long hand on the first pastedown read as follows, ''Pamphlets Dublin Edition, Same year as English First Edition, probably earlier.'' He was, I presume, mistaken in his final assertion. A difficult book and modern slip casing to describe. The books leather spine with chipping at head and foot is labeled in red ''Pamphlets''. The leather color difference and superficial cracking at boards make me wonder if the hinges have had re-working. The small leather board tips have abrasion through their leather. In addition to great abarasion the boards have much paper scarring at edges. The text of all the pamphlets has an unusally grayish but clear and unfoxed character when compared to English work of the same vintage. The book has long been stored in a hard red silk folding sleeve which slides into its slip case. The hard red silk slip case is half bound (spine only) in ribbed red leather with gilt lettering. The leather has a number of small scars and the red silk the odd mild discoloration. I believe it may be 50 to 70 years old. Finding a history of the Irish editions of the book has been problematic, recent listings for later Irish printings have been made, but, the last record I've found for Irish-1790 is late 80s. The collation is largely, Reflections-octavo/A Letter-quarto/An Appeal-octavo. The portion of Todd's bibliography devoted to the early UK editions seems non-applicable in the main. A foto of the book and slip case will be made shortly to accompany the listing. JUST RECEIVED and added to this listing a trade paperback of Reflections, reading/study copy by Liberal Arts Press, 1955, edited by Thomas H.D. Mahoney and analysis by Piest. Nice shape, uncreased spine, unmarked. Will not reshoot with this, as extra handling of the old book would be necessary and I wish to avoid it..

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        Reflections on the revolution in France and on the proceedings in certain societies in London relative to that event - [Bound with 3 related pamphlets by Capel Lofft & Joseph Towers - the Capel Lofft is SIGNED & INSCRIBED by him twice]

      London : Printed for J. Dodsley, 1790. 2nd Edition. Subject: France - History - Revolution, 1789-1799 - Causes. France - Politics and government - 1789-1799. Associate references; Todd, 53pp. English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT46619. Provenance; Charles Pothill's Esq. copy with his signature. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt cross-bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Substance of the Speech of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, in the Debate on the Army Estimates, in the House of Commons, on Tuesday, the 9th Day of February, 1790. Comprehending a Discussion of the Present Situations of Affairs in France. Second Edition. [BOUND WITH] Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London Relative to That Event. In a Letter Intended to Have Been Sent to a Gentleman in Paris. Second Edition

      London: J. Debrett / J. Dodsley, 1790. Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Gilt-ruled calf, red leather spine label with gilt-stamped lettering. Two volumes bound together; pp. [1], 36; iv, 356, [10] (manuscript index, see below). Boards rubbed; a few small scuffs and chips at spine tips and corners; edges of boards lightly bumped. With the armorial bookplate of Joseph Pickford on front paste-down. An interesting working copy, hosting a collection of 1793-1798 newspaper clippings relevant to the French Revolution, affixed to front and rear paste-downs, prelims (one of which is detached, laid-in, with attached bookplate of Abel Berland), terminals, and title-page of "Reflections." With, additionally, a 7-pp. manuscript index tipped-in at rear (nice, legible handwriting, penmanship). The index ends with one more newsworthy event, recorded by hand: "Louis 16th: King of France, on Monday morning the 21st of Jan 1793, was Beheaded at Paris in the Place de la Revolution, heretofore the Place Louis 15th, by the Guillotine."

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        NAVIGATION AND MATHEMATICS (spine title)

      [England, possibly Gosport, ca, 1790. Hardcover. An Attractively Illustrated ManuscriptCompendium of Mathematics and Navigation. 371 x 264 mm (14 5/8 x 10 3/8"). 440 pp. Single column, approximately 29 lines per page, in an extremely neat, very legible cursive hand. Probably contemporary marbled boards, recently and expertly rebacked to style, thick raised bands embellished with and flanked by decorative gilt, gilt spine panels with large central fleuron. VERY ATTRACTIVELY ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT with numerous diagrams (two of them full-page), five hand-colored maps (four of them full-page), and 16 large and attractive vignettes at the beginning of chapters depicting English cottages and farms, castle ruins, and ships at sea. Paper boards a little soiled and chafed, upper cover with paper rubbed away in a one-inch patch and in three smaller spots, but the binding very carefully restored, entirely solid, and especially pleasing. One leaf with straight vertical surface crack almost the length of the page near inner margin (with a reinforcing paper strip on blank verso mending it but also causing faint darkening from glue), another leaf with superficial four-inch cut of no consequence (probably from pen nib)--the text undisturbed in both cases--occasional very minor smudges or offsetting, other trivial imperfections, but IN FINE CONDITION INTERNALLY nevertheless, the leaves remarkably fresh, clean, and smooth. This is a very attractively illustrated compendium of mathematical knowledge and navigational skills that would be necessary for an officer in the Royal Navy. It is quite similar to a manuscript in the special collections of the Nimitz Library at the U. S. Naval Academy, which was a textbook or teacher's manual from the Royal Accademy at Gosport, founded in 1791 by William Burney as a preparatory school for young gentlemen wishing to join the naval, military and diplomatic services. Burney, who had an M. A. in mathematics, edited the 1815 revision of Falconer's "Marine Dictionary" and authored two books on the British navy. Like other maritime manscripts of this sort, the volume covers arithmetic, geometry, plane trigonometry, geography, navigation (at nearly 100 pages, by far the longest section), spherics, spherical trigonometry, astronomy, latitude, longitude, and marine surveying. There is also a section entitled "Days Work," which is an account of a voyage aboard the HMS Resolution in June of 1795. Much of the text is transcribed from standard works of the day, including James Atkinson's "Epitome of the Art of Navigation," Charles Vyse's "The Tutor's Guide," and George Fisher's "Arithmetick." The plane charts were probably copied from Edward Wright's "Certaine Errors in Navigation." The maps include charts of the eastern North Atlantic from Iceland to West Africa, Palmerston Island (discovered by Cook in the South Pacific), and the peninsula of Kamchatka. There are also watercolor charts of small lakes for use in textbook examples. This is an extremely attractive volume: the text is in a fluid, elegant, regular hand, and both the maps and the pen and ink drawings are carefully done, being highlighted especially by subtle shading. Their subjects of the drawings veer between ships in full sail and the quiet life in the English countryside that the sailors have left behind.

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        Voyages Made in the Years 1788 and 1789, from China to the North West Coast of America

      London: 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. Quarto (283 × 230 mm). Lately rebound to style in quarter calf, red morocco label, marbled boards, yellow edges. Frontispiece portrait, 10 maps and 17 plates (stipple and soft ground frontispiece portrait by Beechey and two other stipple portraits, one line and the remainder aquatints). 2 maps and 1 folding plate expertly backed with linen, small perforated library stamp to lower outer corner of title page, a little occasional bleed from yellow edges, a good copy, generally clean and fresh. First edition, with the extra plate of the Philippines which Streeter notes as missing in most copies. John Meares (?1756–1809) "was sent out in 1786 from Calcutta, by a group of merchants, to enter into the fur trade of the Northwest coast of America. Establishing himself at Nootka Sound…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…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 Iphegenia, commanded by Captain William Douglas…" (Hill). "According to the British Museum Catalogue, William Combe assisted Meares in the compilation of the work [and] John Walter, the printer and publisher…was the founder of The Times" (Abbey).

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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.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        Voyage à la cote septentrionale du Comté d'Antrim en Irlande, et à l'ile de Raghery, contenant l'histoire naturelle de ses productions volcaniques & plusieurs observations sur les antiquités & moeurs de ce pays... auquel on a ajouté l'essai sur l'oryctographie du Derbyshire par M. Ferber, traduit de l'Allemand

      Paris, Cuchet, 1790. Small 8vo. viii, 239 pp., engraved folding plate showing several geological layers of Derbyshire. Contemporary full mottled calf. Spine rich gilt with floral vignettes, small red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers, red edges.* An early natural history and geological monograph on Ireland and the Isle of Raghery (= Rathlin Island, Ireland), including a geological work by the German geologist Johann Jacob Ferber (1743-1790) on Derbyshire in England. The author of this work is Reverend William Hamilton (1755-1797), an Irish cleric and magistrate who should not be confused with his contemporary namesake, William Hamilton, the volcanologist. He provided the first really detailed description of the geologically diverse and interesting northern coast of Ireland. Ward and Carozzi mention several similar English titles, as well as the German edition of the second paper by Ferber, which has a separate title page but consecutive page numbering. Of the latter, the British Museum library catalogue only lists the 1808 edition. Extremities a bit rubbed, front top joint starting. Otherwise a very good, clean copy. Rare. Cat. BM(NH) 2 p. 566. Ward & Carozzi, 797, 1006-1008.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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        An ACCOUNT Of The TRIGONOMETRICAL OPERATION, WHEREBY The DISTANCE BETWEEN The MERIDIANS Of The OBSERVATORIES Of GREENWICH And PARIS Has Been DETERMINED

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

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        A Narrative of the Disinterment of Milton's Coffin, in the Parish-Church of St. Giles, Cripplegate, on Wednesday, 4th of August, 1790; and of the treatment of the corpse, during that, and the following day - the second edition, with additions -- bound with: Some Account of the Life and Writings of John Milton - the second addition, with additions, . and with a verbal index to the whole of Milton's Poetry -- two titles bound as one volume

      1st book: London : Printed for T. and J. Egerton; 1790 -- 2nd book: London : Printed for J. Johnson, R. Baldwin, . Mathew3s and Leigh; 1809. - Two titles bound into a single octavo volume (143mm X 218mm) in brown half leather with brown cloth covered boards - spine has five raised bands, gilt rules, and black spine label with gilt lettering - green end-papers - speckled edges - 1st book pp: 3-34, [35], 36-50; lacks half-title and frontis, but title page is present - 2nd book pp: iii-vi, [2], 217; frontis engraving present, but half-title is not present. Also not present in this 2nd book is the verbal index on p219 - ex-libris bookplate of Douglas Frost, Jr. and armorial bookplate of J E B Mayer to front paste-down. VERY GOOD condition: sturdy binding with wear to fore-corner tips, and a 15mm split to upper end of outer front hinge - but front board is very secure -- spine gilt and lettering unworn and very clear -- text-block also sturdy, and leaves are very clean -- foxing to frontis of second book, and lighter foxing to the following ten leaves -- an isolated speck or two here and there throughout rest oif volume. A curious item, and very scarce.

      [Bookseller: Lost World Books]
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        Gegend zwischen Obbendorf und Neumühlen. Kupferstich von H.A. Grosch, 1790. 16 x 22,5 cm. Unter Passepartout.,

      1790 - Klose-Martius 1.- Durchs hügelige Land fließende Schwentine, einige Häuser am Ufer im Mittelgrund, 3 Wanderer, einer im Vordergrund nahe des Wassers sitzend. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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        La Science Pratique des Filles du Monde.

      Cologne, Chez Pierre Marteau, 1790. - Tome premier, Tome II. Kl. 8°. 55 S., 59 S. HLeder auf 5 Bünden mit goldgepr. RTitelschild und Schmuck. Kopfgoldschnitt. In 40 Kapiteln werden 40 verschiedene Formen des Geschlechtsverkehrs beschrieben, wobei besonders der Spaß für Madame im Mittelunkt steht. Trotz der Nennung des Verlages und des Ortes handelt es sich um ein klandestines Werk. Denn 'Pierre Marteau' (oder auch deutsch 'Peter Hammer') war soetwas wie ein kollektiver Deckname für erotische Literatur. Einband etwas berieben, kleine Einrisse an den Kapitalen. Unbeschnitten. Schnitt und Seitenränder leicht angeschnutzt. Teils Randläsuren, Vortitel mit Fehlstelle. Durchgehend leicht braun- und fingerfleckig. Selten. Diese Ausgabe bibliographisch nur bei Gay-Lem. III, 1085. Nicht bei Pia und Dutel (vgl. ebd. A1009f.)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ars Amandi]
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