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        Mappe-monde dressée suivant les nouvelles relations et assujettie aux observations astronomiques.

      Serie completa di 5 carte geografiche del mondo e continenti : Afrique, Europe, Amérique ou Indes occidentales, Asie. Incisioni in rame, colorate ai confini, ognuna circa mm 465 x 735.

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        Globo Terrestre Delineato Sulle ultime osservazioni. Con i viaggi e nuove scoperte di Cap. Cook inglese

      Serie di 6 tavole raffiguranti il globo terrestre, opera di Giovanni Maria Cassini, Chierico Regolare Somasco. Geografo e cartografo, ma anche intagliatore di architetture e prospettive - uno dei migliori discepoli di Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Cassini fu uno degli ultimi sferografi italiani del Settecento ed i suoi globi ebbero una notevole diffusione, come pure il suo Nuovo Atlante geografico delineato sulle ultime osservazioni, edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801, nel quale questi globi furono inseriti contribuendo alla loro diffusione. Il globo terrestre è ricoperto da 12 fusi a stampa, troncati alle latitudini 80° nord e sud. I poli sono ricoperti da un disco circolare di 10° di raggio. Vi sono tracciati l'equatore, i tropici, i circoli polari e l'eclittica. Due ulteriori fogli contengono le indicazioni dei segni dello zodiaco e delle rose dei venti e con la graduazione di grado in grado; questi fogli servivano per terminare il globo una volta montato assieme. Il globo, una volta montato assieme, forma una sfere del diametro di 33 centimetri. Incisioni in rame, finemente colorate a mano, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bibliografia: M. Fiorini (1899), p. 442; Dahl & Gauvin, Sphaerae Mundi Early Globes At The Stewart Museum, p.131-134. Dimensioni della lastra 350x510 Series of 6 plates depicting the terrestrial globe, realized by Giovanni Maria Cassini, Chierico Regolare Somasco. Geographer, cartographer, carver specialized in architecture and perspective, one of the best pupil of Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Cassini was one of the last Italian globe makers of the XVIII century. His globes had a great circulation, such as his Nuovo Atlante geografico delineato sulle ultime osservazioni, published in Rome starting from 1792 until 1801, which also contains the globes here presented. The terrestrial globe is covered by 12 printed gores, cut short at 80° North-South. The poles are covered by a circular disk with a radius of 10°. The equator, the tropics, the polar circles and the ecliptic are depicted in the globes. Two extra sheets, which were used to complete the globe once it was built together, bear information about the signs of zodiac, the compass roses and the scale degree by degree. The globes dimensions, once they are put together, result in a sphere with a diameter of 33 centimetres. Copper engravings, finely hand coloured, in excellent condition. Bibliografia: M. Fiorini (1899), p. 442; Dahl & Gauvin, Sphaerae Mundi Early Globes At The Stewart Museum, p.131-134. Dimensioni 350x510. Roma Rome

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        La Calabria citeriore.

      Incisione in rame di mm 350x480, colorata ai confini, raffigurante la parte della Calabria compresa tra la Basilicata e Mileto. Ottimo esemplare.

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        BIBLIOTECA PICENA o sia notizie istoriche delle opere e degli scrittori piceni.

      Quercetti 1790-1796 5 voll. in-4, pp. XL, 296; VII, 312; VII, 340; VII, 296; VIII, 303, bella leg. m. perg. coeva, c. dec. ai piatti, tass. al d. e tagli spruzzati. Rara opera che si ferma al V tomo (tutto il pubblicato). Rara opera presente in sole 15 biblioteche italiane secondo l'indice ICCU. Lozzi II n. 3592: scrive dal catalogo Bocca "Opera rara anzi rarissima pregevole e assai ricercata". [030]

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        Travels in the two Sicilies, in the years 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780?

      printed by J. Nichols for T. Cadell and P. Elmsly 1790 Quattro volumi di cm. 22,5, pp. lxviii, 307; xi, 359; viii, 414 (2); viii, 394 (2). Con 24 tavole in rame ripiegate f.t. fra cui 22 vedute, un albero genealogico e una carta geografica dell'Italia Meridionale. Bella legatura coeva piena pergamena, dorsi lisci con fregi in oro e titoli su tasselli bicolore. Bell'esemplare, fresco, genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Terza edizione, con menzione fittizia di seconda edizione, di questo famoso resoconto di viaggi in Sud Italia del Swinburne (Bristol, 1743-Trinidad, 1803). L'edizione originale era apparsa a Londra in due voll. nel 1783-85. Le principali località interessate nell'itinerario di viaggio sono: Napoli, Sorrento, Taranto, Reggio Calabria, Paestum, Palermo, Agrigento, Siracusa, Messina, Tropea, Roma e Avezzano. Cfr. Pine-Coffin 773: "A more comprehensive work than Brydone's Tour"; Mira, II, 392.

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        ANNALI DI CHIMICA OVVERO RACCOLTA DI MEMORIE SULLE SCIENZE, ARTI E MANIFATTURE AD ESSA RELATIVE DI L. BRUGNATELLI TOMO I - XII

      DALLA STAMPERIA DEL R. I. MONAST. DI S. SALVATORE 1790 94 In 8. Dim. 21,5x13,5 cm. Pp. XV+296, 356, 280, (4)+309, 300, 315, 307+(1), 299+(1), 336, (8)+304, 187+(1)+120, 288. Peso Kg. 3,800. Celebre opera del 1790-94 di Luigi Valentino Brugnatelli (1761-1818) farmacista e inventore italiano. Laureatosi nel 1784 in medicina con una tesi sull'analisi chimica dei succhi gastrici (fu allievo tra l'altro di Lazzaro Spallanzani), esercitò per qualche tempo la professione medica senza però trascurare i suoi interessi per la chimica esortato dal suo maestro Giovanni Scopoli, con saltuaria attività di insegnamento nell'ateneo pavese in cui divenne titolare della cattedra di chimica nel 1796 (nel 1813 ne divenne rettore). Amico personale di Alessandro Volta, lo accompagnò a Parigi nel 1801 per illustrare l'invenzione della pila. Imprenditore editoriale, Brugnatelli ebbe un ruolo molto importante nello stimolare le pubblicazioni scientifiche in Italia contribuendo a diffondere conoscenze avanzate di chimica, fisica e scienze naturali. Gli "Annali di chimica" vennero pubblicati in 22 volumi dal 1790-1805, siamo in possesso dei primi 12 tomi pubblicati dal 1790 al 1794. Il primo tomo è stampato nella "Stamperia del R. I. Monastero di D. Salvatore", il quarto a Pavia Stamperia Bolzani, mentre gli altri a Pavia, Pietro Galeazzi. L'opera contiene centinaia di saggi di numerosi scienziati dell'epoca anche di notevole fama: Alessandro Volta (Descrizione dell'eudiometro ad aria infiammabile, Ricerche fisico chimiche sulle acque di alcuni pozzi e Fontane della città di Verona, Della uniforme dilatazione dell'aria per ogni grado di calore, Nuova memoria sull'elettricità animale), Bassiano Carminati, Brugnatelli (Riflessioni sopra l'acido marino ossigenato, Nuova maniera di conservare e concentrare l'acido citrico, Prospetti di nuovi elementi di chimica, Conghietture sul calor perenne delle acque tiepide, Prospetto di riforma alla nuova nomenclatura chimica proposta dai sigg. Morveau Lavoisier Berthollet e Fourcroy, Memoria sopra ilm calorico, Vocabolario della nomenclatura chimica nuova riformata, Breve notizia di un viaggiatore sulle incrostazioni silicee termali d'Italia e specialemnte di quelle dei Campi Flegrei nel Regno di Napoli), Berthollet (Elementi dell'arte tintoria), Spallanzani (Lettera al Sig. Touvenel sopra l'elettricità organica e minerale), Polidori (Dissertazione sul terremoto), Carlo Barletti (Della percossa dell'acciarino nelll'aria rarefatta) ecc... All'interno sono presenti sette planches qualcuna ripiegata che riproducono strumenti d'epoca e due tabelle ripiegate. Opera completa di tutte le pagine. Timbro al frontespizio. Copertina morbida coeva. In barbe. Non comune, alto valore. Copertina morbida coeva con etichetta manoscritta al dorso in buone condizioni generali con lievi usure ai margini e dorso. Parti mancanti al tomo I e II. Legatura in discrete condizioni con qualche rottura. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con fioriture e mende. Alcune lievi gore d'umidità marginali: al margine di piegatura del I tomo, 2 tomo alle prime 160 pagine, tomo IV, tomo VIII da pag. 199 alla fine. Segno di tarlo al margine destro del tomo III da pag. 181 alla fine senza perdita di testo e nel tomo VI da pag. 285 alla fine con perdita di qualche lettera. Alcune piegature agli angoli del tomo I e II. Parte mancante alla planche del tomo I inficiante la parte incisa. Famous work of 1790-94 by Luigi Valentino Brugnatelli (1761-1818) italian pharmaceutical and inventor. He got a degree in 1784 in medicine with a thesis about chemical analysis of gastic juices (he was students of Lazzaro Spallanzani), he was a physician for a period following cultivating his interests for chemistry esortated by his master Giovanni Scopoli, sometimes teaching in Padoa University of which became ordinary teacher in 1796. Personal friend of Alessandro Volta, he accompained him in Paris in 1801 to show pile invention. Editorial manager, Brugnatelli had an important role in publishing scientiphic litterature in Italy contributing to spread advanced knowledges of chemistry, physics and natural history. His "Annals of chemistry" were published in 22 volumes from 1790-1805, we have 12 tomes published from 1790 until 1794. The first tome is published in "Stamperia del R. I. Monastero di D. Salvatore", the fourth in Pavia Stamperia Bolzani, the others in Pavia, Pietro Galeazzi. the work conatins hundreds of essays of scientiphic issue of scientists of huge improtance: Alessandro Volta (Descrizione dell'eudiometro ad aria infiammabile, Ricerche fisico chimiche sulle acque di alcuni pozzi e Fontane della città di Verona, Della uniforme dilatazione dell'aria per ogni grado di calore, Nuova memoria sull'elettricità animale), Bassiano Carminati, Brugnatelli (Riflessioni sopra l'acido marino ossigenato, Nuova maniera di conservare e concentrare l'acido citrico, Prospetti di nuovi elementi di chimica, Conghietture sul calor perenne delle acque tiepide, Prospetto di riforma alla nuova nomenclatura chimica proposta dai sigg. Morveau Lavoisier Berthollet e Fourcroy, Memoria sopra ilm calorico, Vocabolario della nomenclatura chimica nuova riformata, Breve notizia di un viaggiatore sulle incrostazioni silicee termali d'Italia e specialemnte di quelle dei Campi Flegrei nel Regno di Napoli), Berthollet (Elementi dell'arte tintoria), Spallanzani (Lettera al Sig. Touvenel sopra l'elettricità organica e minerale), Polidori (Dissertazione sul terremoto), Carlo Barletti (Della percossa dell'acciarino nelll'aria rarefatta) ecc... Isndie there are seven out of the text planches reproducing instruments of that time and two folded charts. Stamp in the title page. Soft coeval cover. Uncut copy. Work complete of all pages. Not common copy, high value. Soft coeval cover with manuscripted label in the spine in good general conditions slightly worn in the edges and spineMissing parts in tome I and II. Binding in fair conditions with cracks. Inside pages are in good conditions with foxings and usage signs. Slight humidity stains in the edges: in the folding edge of I tomo, 2 tomo in the first 160 pages, tome IV, tome VIII from pag. 199 until the end. Worming in the right edge of the tome III from pag. 181 until the end with no loss of text and in tome VI from pag. 285 until the end with loss of some letter. Some foldings in the corners of tome I and II. Missing part in planche of tome I ruining the negraved part.

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        L'Architettura tradotta e commentata dal Marchese Berardo Galiani Accademico Ercolanense, e Architetto di merito dell'Accademia di S. Luca. Edizione seconda ricorretta dagli errori occorsi nella prima, e corredata degli stessi rami disegnati....

      in Napoli, Presso i Fratelli Terres, 1790. 1790 In-folio grande antico (375x258mm), pp. (2), XX, 272, legatura coeva p.pergamena rigida con unghie. Titolo in oro su tassello in pelle rossa al dorso. Tagli a spruzzo. Vignetta calcografica al frontespizio. Bella antiporta incisa su rame all'acquaforte dal La Marra su invenzione del Galiani, con figure allegorico-mitologiche. 25 tavole incise su rame da Francesco Cepparutti su invenzione dello stesso traduttore Galiani, di piante di città e fortificazioni, rose dei venti e piante urbane, abitazioni su palafitte e capanne, ordini jonici, dorici, corinzi, spaccati di abitazioni e teatri antichi, etc. Estese annotazioni su doppia colonna in calce al testo vitruviano. Alcune vignette su rame n.t. e un esempio di notazione musicale delle scale dei suoni alla p. 105. Usuali bruniture e fioriture. Bell'esemplare nel complesso. Seconda edizione della traduzione del "De Architectura" di Vitruvio del Galiani, e del relativo importante commento, fedelmente riproducente anche nei rami la prima, risalente al 1758. Unico trattato organico in tale materia pervenutoci dall'antichità classica, il "De Architectura" fu steso attorno al 27 d.C., e riassume tutte le procedure edificatorie e gli stili della Roma del tempo. La versione del Galiani, venuta dopo quelle del Cesariano, del Caporali, di Daniele Barbaro, del Rusconi, si segnala per perspicuità ed eleganza e per la copia delle annotazioni. Cfr. (per questa e per la prima edizione del 1758) Cicognara, 735. Gamba, 2500, note: "Stimatissima e ricercatissima versione, sin a tanto che altri eruditi s'accinsero a nuovi studii su Vitruvio e a nuovi volgarizzamenti". Brunet, V, 1330. Riccardi, II, 618. Ebhard, Vitruvianus bibl., p. 79. Berlin Katalog, 1820. Fowler, 332. Comolli, I, 269; III, 54-55 e passim. Non in Graesse.

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        Dello Stato presente della Moneta nel Regno di Napoli e della Necessità di un Alzamento, Libri due.

      Naples, Michele Migliaccio, 1790.. 8vo, pp. xvi, 158; some marginal damp-staining to first and last signatures; occasional light browning; contemporary half sheep over marbled boards; spine with double gilt rules, gilt-lettered spine label; a few individual wormholes to spine, foot of spine worn. First edition, uncommon, of this innovative study of monetary history by Luigi Diodati, who is also known for the biography of his fellow Neapolitan economist Galiani. Diodati's contributions to the history of coins and money were recognised by the government and he was made the director of the Neapolitan mint. Diodati attempts to resolve the question why gold had disappeared in 1587 from the kingdom of Naples, which was not sufficiently explained by all earlier monetary writers, such as De Sanctis, Serra, Locke, Melon, Galiani or Beccaria. The usual explanation of this fact was an excess of imports over exports. Diodati, however, maintains that the lack of gold was caused by the monetary reform undertaken by the other states of Italy, each of which had raised the nominal value of their coins. This had been a reaction to the rise of prices and the fall in the value of money consequent to the discoveries of silver in America, and the impulse these supplies of metal gave to enterprise and business, whilst reducing all fixed incomes. In the concluding chapter Diodati develops a theory of ideal money, 'moneta immaginaria' which is not subject to re- and de-valuations, but sustains its value. It appears to be a form of exchange-rate mechanism, with fixed exchange rates. A second edition was published in 1849. Cossa 47 (170); Einaudi 1571; Goldsmiths'-Kress 14462.33; OCLC lists copies at the Chicago, Berlin and Paris.

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        Scelta di Epigrammi greci tradotti in versi latini e toscani da AVERARDO DE' MEDICI patrizio fiorentino. Terza edizione notabilmente accresciuta. [tre doppie linee], In Firenze, MDCCXC [fregio], Nella Stamperia di Francesco Moücke. Con lic. de' Sup.

      Stamperia di Moucke Francesco 1790 4° [cm. 25 x 17,5]; pp. 8 n.n. + LII. Leg. settecentesca in mezza pergamena impressa in oro, con piatti in cartone ricoperti di carta marmorizzata, in parte strappata; tagli colorati di rosso. Pagine in carta celeste. Contemporary binding in vellum, gilt titles and red edges; soft blu paper.

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        VITA E FASTI DI GIUSEPPE II D'AUSTRIA Imperatore de' Romani

      A.Zatta e figli librai veneti LUGANO 1790Rarissima,introvabile edizione in perfetto stato di conservazione,completa,legatura in pelle con lavorazioni in oro al piatto,titolo e fregi al dorso,dimensioni cm 18 x 12 pagine 378 + 340,con una incisione di giuseppe II d'austria all'antiporta,quattro tomi in due volumi,dodici libri.Taglio delle pagine in blu,pagine fresche e fruscianti,LVR 07

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        Voyage en Nubie et en Abyssinie, entrepris pour découvrir les sources du Nil. Pendant les années 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772 & 1773. Traduit de l'Anglais, par M. Castera.

      Paris, Hôtel de Thou, 1790-1791. 5 volumes of text & 1 atlas. 4to. pp. lxxxiii, 620; 784; 858; 752; 328, clxiii, with 7 (4 large folding) engraved maps, and 81 (19 double-page) engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly gilt decorated spines with red and green gilt-lettered labels. An attractive uniformly bound copy of the first French edition in 4to, of one of the most splendid narratives in the literature of African exploration. "Bruce's most notable journey began in Alexandria in June 1768. He travelled extensively in Ethiopia and claimed to have been the first European to find the source of the Nile (on 4 November 1770), he did know that the Portuguese Jesuit missionary Piedro Páes had been there more than a century earlier. Bruce actually had found the source of the Blue Nile, the main tributary of the White Nile, which it joins below Khartoum. He knew of the White Nile, although he denied that it was the major branch. James Bruce was justly considered an explorer rather than an adventurer because of his scientific approach. Before setting out, he learned as much as was known about the geography, customs, and languages of the area. Bruce brought back drawings of buildings, fauna, and flora, collected seeds; and kept precise meteorological and astronomical records. His writings are generally accurate... (DSB). The first French edition was published in 8vo and 4to. About half the plates show plants, the specimens collected went to Sir Joseph Banks and Lamarck, the other plates show a.o. birds, reptiles, mammals, and people. Bruce manuscripts are at the Royal Society, London. With the bookplate of Philippe de Vilmorin. Brunet p. 1283; Cox p. 389.

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        Voyage de M. Levaillant dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique par le Cap de Bonne Espérance, Dans les années 1780, 81, 82, 83, 84 & 85.

      Paris, Leroy, 1790. 1790 2 volumi leg. in uno in -4, numerazione continua pp. xvi - 400. Con 11 tavole fuori testo (su 12), 8 di queste in coloritura dell'epoca. Purtroppo manca la tav. I (Ottentotto), è però presente la tav. VII (Hottentote) quasi sempre mancante perchè ritenuta indecente (presentava l'ipertofia dell'apparato genitale femminile). Leg. mezza pelle con carta marmorizzata ai piatti. Titolo su tassello al dorso. Tagli rossi. Macchie e aloni di umido. PRIMA EDIZIONE. François Levaillant, esploratore e ornitologo francese, nacque a Paramaribo, capitale della Guyana olandese, dove suo padre era console francese. Nel 1780 viene inviato dalla Compagnia delle Indie Orientali olandese in Africa del sud e nella regione del Capo. Nel corso di queste esplorazioni raccolse moltissimi campioni naturalistici. Nel 1784 portò in Francia più di 2000 campioni di uccelli e una pelle di giraffa. Nel 1790 pubblicò il suo Voyage dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique, che conobbe un immenso successo e venne tradotto in numerose lingue. I resoconti dei viaggi di Levaillant costituiscono anche una fonte importante per le descrizioni delle popolazioni indigene, descritte dettagliatamente soprattutto nelle loro particolarità morfologiche e nel loro specifico ambiente di vita.

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        P. Virgilii Maronis Opera. Interpretatione et Notis illustrauit Carolus Ruaeus ad vsum Serenissimi Delphini. Editio Noua auctior et emendatior accessit Index accuratissimus, omnibus Numeris et Concordantis absolutus, Juxta Editionem tertiam Parisiensem A. 1726

      VENETIIS : APUD SEBASTIANUM COLETI, 1790 1790 Venetiis : Apud Sebastianum Coleti, 1790 In-4 2 voll. XXIII (1) (1) c. (di tav. di carta geogr. ripiegata) 376; 377-801 (1). Ai frontespizi calcografia con piccolo ritratto dell'autore in cornice floreale. Al primo volume, tra p.184 e p. 185 bella carta del Mediterraneo; in alto a destra, cartiglio con vignetta e scritta "Aenae Trojani navigatio: ad Virgilii fex priores Aeneidos." Pieno cartoncino rigido con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Macchia ai tagli e parte del margine bianco di alcune pagine del tomo secondo. Edizione raramente completa della bella carta geografica. Charles de la Rue, curatore di questa bella raccolta di opere virgiliane, fu un gesuita vissuto a cavallo tra il XVII° ed il XVIII° secolo. Fu un grande letterato tanto che la sua interpretazione virgiliana divenne un classico per più di un secolo. On the titlepage little calcographic portrait of the author floreal frame. At the first tomo beetween p. 184 and p.185 Mediterranean folding map with vignetta and words "Aenae Trojani navigatio: ad Virgilii fex priores Aeneidos.".Binding in boards with manuscript title on the spine. Black spot on the fore edges and little part of margin of some pages on tomo secondo. Rare edition especially complete of the folding map.

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        NUOVA SERIE DE' VESCOVI DI MALAMOCCO E DI CHIOGGIA ACCRESCIUTA E CON DOCUMENTI IN GRAN PARTE ORA SOL PUBLICATI VENEZIA, STAMPERIA BAGLIONI. 1790 1790

      VENEZIA, STAMPERIA BAGLIONI. 1790OTTIMO ESEMPARE DI QUEST' OPERA RARA NON POSSEDUTA DAL LOZZI. "OPERA INTERESSANTISSIMA PER LA COPIA DEI DOCUMENTI INEDITI... E PER LA LUCE CHE SPARGE SU ALCUNI PUNTI DELLA STORIA ECLESIASTICA E CIVILE DELLE ISOLE VENETE... " ( TIPALDO, V, PP. 334-36 ). 2 VOLUMI IN- 4° GRANDE LEGATI ASSIEME IN PERGAMENA COEVA. XII, 352 PP.; 442 PP. BIBLIOTHECA PLATNERIANA, P. 189. SORANZO, BIBL. VENEZIANA, 3498. TIOZZO, I NOSTRI (CHIOGGIOTTI), PP. 123-26.

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

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

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        The Poems of Ossian (Two Volumes-Complete)

      A. Strahan and T. Cadell, London, 1790. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. Hard Cover Bound in contemporary full leather, spines in six compartments separated by gilt borders, gilt lettering in two compartments on red panels, gilt decoration in other compartments, gilt borders on covers, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. In 1760, James MacPherson (1736-96), published "Fingal, an Ancient Epic Poem" his first translation of an ancient Gaelic poem composed by the warrior/poet Ossian a thousand years before. Praised by Schiller, quoted at length by Goethe, and beloved by Napoleon, a complete translation of the works of Ossian followed quickly upon the heels of its predecessor, but like "Fingal, " it was a monumental literary fraud unparalleled in the history of European scholarly letters. Composed entirely by MacPherson, Ossian was entirely a figment of Macpherson's imagination. In the following two years, MacPherson published two additional fragments, "Fragments" and "Temora." MacPherson had compiled fragments of ancient Gaelic poetry, which he interspersed with his own work, and published them all together, again as the work of Ossian, in 1765. This first collected edition, "The Works of Ossian" (1765), contains 400 or so textual revisions, mostly minor in nature, but for his second collected edition Macpherson reworked his entire text stylistically, and reordered the poems 'so as to form a kind of regular history of the age to which they relate'. When faced with skeptics, including Samuel Johnson, MacPherson was forced to fabricate his sources. [Lowndes 1736]. Also published there for the first time were MacPherson's prefatory discussion of the nature and merits of his 'translation' into prose rather than verse, doubting 'whether the harmony which these poems might derive from rhime could atone for the simplicity and energy, which they would lose'. He gives as an example a fragment of an old Norse poem translated by way of Gaelic into contemporary English prose, and then into contemporary English verse. The preface is dated 'Aug. 15, 1773'; it was less than six weeks later that Boswell and Johnson, in Ulinish on the Isle of Skye, were talking with Donald M'Queen about Ossian. 'I look upon M'Pherson's Fingal to be as gross an imposition as ever the world was troubled with', said Johnson. 'Had it been really an ancient work It would have been a curiosity of the first rate. As a modern production, it is nothing' (Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, ed. Hill-Powell, in Life of Johnson, V, 240-3) Johnson mentions this discussions with M'Queen in "Journey to the Western Islands" (first edition, pp. 271-7) in the course of a sustained denunciation of MacPherson's 'translations' and their apologists. Within two days of the distribution of Johnson's "Journey" to the booksellers, MacPherson began frantic negotiations with William Strahan, his publisher as well as Johnson's, to have an advertisement printed retracting such expressions as 'insolence, audacity, and guilt', and to omit the pro

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

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

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        Det tabte Paradis. Et episk Digt.

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

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        The Philosophy of Natural History

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Collection complète des oeuvres.

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

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        An Essay on Naval Tactics, Systematical and Historical. With explanatory plates... Part I [only].

      London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1790.. First edition, 4to, (iii)-xii, (5)-165, (1), 8 advertisement pp, bound without the half title. 30 folding plates, mostly showing ship manoeuvres, with some light browning and several pencilled annotations, edge of one plate soiled. "...one of the first British accounts of tactics, as opposed to a work in French translation" (DNB). ESTC calls for a leaf of advertisements following the preliminaries, but does not mention the 8 pages of advertisements at the end. Parts II, III and IV were published in 1797.

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        Descriptions and Sketches of some Remarkable Oaks, in the Park at Welbeck, in the county of Nottingham, a seat of His Grace the Duke of Portland. To which are added, observations on the age and durability of that tree. With remarks on the annual growth of

      London: Printed by J. Nichols, for the author, 1790.. First Edition. Contemporary half calf gilt. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Boards rubbed at edges. Joints cracking. Spotting to plates. Ink name to ffep. Book-plate of William Arthur, Sixth Duke of Portland to front paste-down. Extra plate with some tears due to it having been folded to fit the books dimensions. 23pp :: 10 engraved plates. One extra plate bound in at end :: 270mm x 210mm (11" x 8")

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Liberte de la Presse

      1790.. Pamphlet about the freedom of the press written in the early stages of the French Revolution, by the prominent Jacobin Francois-Xavier Lanthenas, and dated March 24, 1790. At this point in French history, the storming of the Bastille had taken place the preceding summer, the National Assembly had been formed only 9 months earlier, it had published the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizens only 6 months earlier, Louis XVI and his family had been forced to return to Paris from Versailles only five months earlier, and all religious orders had been dissolved only one month earlier!During this period of enormous social and political struggle, Lanthenas writes on freedom of thought and freedom of expression, especially for the press. Lanthenas was the chief translator of the writings of Thomas Paine into French; he believed in rejecting the laws of the Ancien Regime in favor of new guidelines which would allow for unlimited freedom of communication of ideas: "La liberte de la presse la plus illimitee est donc de droit divin, pour une nation et pour tous les individus... elle doit donc former la base de toute constitution libre." (The most unlimited freedom of the press is thus a divine right, for a nation and its people... (this freedom) must form the foundation for any free constitution". Disbound, small pen line at upper right corner front page. 8vo, 4pp, in French, text in 2 columns, with footnotes. Sml tan mark to rear cover, o/w very good condition.

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

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

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        [Plate of two neo-Classical fireplaces, from "Diverse maniere d'adornare i cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizi". [12]

      [Rome: mid-1770s - 1790]. Etched plate, on laid paper, by Piranesi. In good condition with large margins. 20 7/8 x 14 7/8 inches. A fine example of Priranesi's work on a more domestic scale. Fifty-six of the sixty-nine plates in Piranesi's Diverse maniere d'adornare i cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizi... are devoted to fire-place designs, with Piranesi drawing inspiration from Greek, Etruscan and Egyptian architecture. Ficacci 642; Focillon 872; Wilton-Ely 830; Hind p. 86

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        St Eustatius.

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

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        The Death Of General Wolfe

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

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