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        TRAVELS INTO THE INTERIOR PARTS OF AFRICA, By Way of the Cape of Good Hope; In the Years 1780, 81, 82, 83, 84 and 85. Two volume set.

      London: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, Pater-Noster-Row, 1790. Two volume set. Contains 11 of 12 plates including one fold-out; lacks one plate from the first volume titled: Encampment at Pampoen-Kraal. Vol. I: xii, 395 pages of text. Vol. II: [ii], 403, [i] pages of text. Hardcover bindings: rebound circa 1910 with black leather spines and corners, and dark green boards. Binder's name stamped at bottom of spine: Bound by Fred Mees. There is moderate shelfwear and rubbing, with volume number one on spine rubbed off, and corners of boards are cracking; both volumes remain attractive and intact. New endpapers are slightly browned with minor staining, and one with a small tear. Previous owner's stamp neatly on the title page of each volume, and bookplate neatly on the front pastedown endpaper of each volume: Henry Von Wackerbarth. Minor soiling and browning to the first few and last page of text, with minimal foxing scattered here and there. Numerous pencil notations or underlining scattered lightly throughout the text.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Résurrection de Louis XVI, Roi des Juifs et des François.

      A Jérusalem, De l'Imprimerie du Saint-Sépulchre 1790 - ÉDITION ORIGINALE TRÈS RARE. A Jérusalem, De l'Imprimerie du Saint-Sépulchre - mai 1790 - 30 pages. Ex-libris armorié. Frontispice gravé représentant Louis XVI entouré d'ecclésiastiques et de soldats, accompagné d'un curieux personnage à tête d'oiseau, avec la légende : "De ce peuple assassin enfin je suis vainqueur, ma résurrection doublera mon bonheur". Plaquette mettant en scène la mort et la résurrection de Louis XVI. Marie-Antoinette y apparait sous le nom de Magdeleine-Antoinette ou Marie-Madeleine-Antoinette (allusion à Marie-Madeleine et à la résurrection du christ). il s'agit en fait de la mort du pouvoir royale; "Lorsque Louis XVI eu rendu l'âme à son peuple & qu'il eu été obéissant jusqu'à la mort de son pouvoir (.)". La noblesse et le clergé ont été "crucifiés avec leur roi". Sylvain Pilate (Sylvain Bailly, président de l'Assemblée constituante) accorde aux parisiens le droit d'enterrer la noblesse et le clergé "après avoir consulté les douze cents rois du manège (les états-généraux qui s'étaient constitués en assemblée nationale constituante), qui lui permirent d'acheter leurs dépouilles", "le corps du roi ayant été embaumé et enfermé dans le tombeau, au château des tuileries" sous la garde du général Caïphe (La Fayette). La plaquette s'achève sur le retour du roi ressuscité dans sa capitale, la fuite des douze cents, le pardon général proclamé dans la royaume et les mots "vive le roi, la reine, et la religion". Reliure bradel pleine percaline noire postérieure. Titre au dos et date en pied. Très rares piqûres. Bon état. Format in-8°(20x13). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Panorama di Roma da Ponte Milvio

      1790. Acquaforte, fine XVIII secolo, firmata in lastra in basso a destra. Bellissima prova, impresse su carta vergata coeva (una con parziale filigrana non identificata), con margini, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Pittore di paesaggio e di rovine classiche, il Nicolle visita roma tra il 1787 ed il 1789 e tra il 1806 e il 1811. Sono censiti oltre 150 acquarelli dei principali siti della città, della quale realizza anche una serie di incisioni. Etchings, end on the XVIII century, signed on lower right. Beautiful works, printed on contemporary laid paper with partial unidentified watermark, with full margins, in excellent condition. Nicolle was a landscape painter and an expert in ancient ruins; he lived in Rome between 1787 an 1789 and again between 1806 and 1811. More than 150 watercolours of the main sites of the city have been catalogued. He also realized engravings with the same subjects. Dimensioni in mm. 205 X 140

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        Elements of Moral Science.

      Edinburgh: printed for T. Cadell, and William Creech, 1790-3 - 2 volumes, octavo in half-sheets (210 x 128 mm). Contemporary polished tree calf, red morocco labels and roundels to spines, compartments ruled in gilt, edges sprinkled red. Spine ends and corners bumped, small tear to volume I head of spine, extremities lightly worn and spines somewhat faded, a few minor chips to boards, occasional light foxing, upper corners of volume I leaf Dd3-4 and Ee3-4 torn, text unaffected, endpapers browned from turn-ins, a very good set. Armorial bookplate of Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo to front pastedowns. Signed (volume I) and inscribed (volume II) by the author to each title verso. First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his friend Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo (1739-1806) on the verso of both title pages. James Beattie (1735-1803) was a significant figure of the Scottish Enlightenment, holding the chair of Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen from 1760. In his philosophical works (such as An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, 1770, and Elements of Moral Science, 1790) he argued influentially for the idea of a "Common Sense" to counter the epistemological scepticism inculcated by Hume, and also against the institution of slavery. He was in addition well known for his poetry, in particular for The Minstrel (1771-4), which inspired the Wordsworth and the other Romantics. Sir William Forbes, 6th Baronet Pitsligo (1739-1806) was a prominent Scottish banker, philanthropist, and writer, and long-time friend of James Beattie. Forbes was the author of Beattie's biography, published in 1806 as An Account of the Life and Writings of James Beattie. He was also a friend of James Boswell (described in the Tour of the Hebrides as "a man of whom too much good cannot be said") and through him became a member of Samuel Johnson's literary dining club. The first edition, though well represented institutionally, is scarce in commerce. Chuo III, 29;Jessop, p. 99. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Voyage de Monsieur Le Vaillant dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique par le cap de Bonne-Espérance dans les anneés 1780, 81, 82, 83, 84 & 85

      Paris, Leroy, 1790, in-8, 2 tomes en 2 vol. , de I. Front, XXIV, 383pp, 5pl. -II. (2), 403pp, 6pl, veau fauve marbré de l'époque, dos lisses, pièces de titre rouges, tranches rouges, filet à froid en encadrement sur les plats et filet doré sur les coupes, Un frontispice et 11 planches sur cuivre, représentant des vues, des indigènes (principalement des Hottentots) et des animaux (2 pl. de girafes). PREMIERE EDITION de cet ouvrage en format in-8 (il existe en effet une édition originale en format in-4, parue la même année). Récit du premier voyage en Afrique de François Levaillant (1753-1824), effectué en 1780-mars 1783. Ce naturaliste séjournera une deuxième fois dans cette contrée en 1783-1785 (la relation de ce second séjour sera publiée en 1795). Ornithologue de formation, il collectera au cours de ses voyages de nombreux spécimens d'oiseaux. A son retour, il rédigera des livres ornithologiques, dont une "Histoire naturelle des oiseaux d'Afrique" en 6 volumes. Contient notamment des détails anthropologiques, un vocabulaire d'histoire naturelle en français-hollandais-hottentot (t. II, pp.151-153), ainsi qu'une description des girafes (fin du t. II). Exemplaire bien complet de ses planches, surtout de la gravure de la Hottentote dite "au tablier", dont la configuration anatomique était considérée comme "un rafinement de coquetterie" (t. II, pl. VII) (Chadenat la mentionne comme faisant souvent défaut): "elle laissa détacher son petit tablier, & me permit de contempler tranquillement ce que le lecteur verra lui-même dans la Copie fidèle que j'en ai-tirée" (t. II, p.346). Rousseurs. Mors fragiles et coiffes restaurées, pièces de tomaison manquantes. Brunet III, p. 1034 ; Chadenat n°4348 ; Wellcome III-507.

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        Voyage De M. Le Vaillant Dans L'Interieur De L'Afrique par Le Cap De Bonne-Esperance. Plus the Second Voyage

      First voyage Chez Leroy Second voyage Chez H. J. Jansen, Paris 1790 - This is the rare, large paper first edition of this work, in one volume, together with the large paper first edition of the Second Voyage. The first voyage is complete with an uncoloured frontis, two uncoloured plates and nine fine hand-coloured plates including the expurgated plate of the 'Hottentot' woman. Sold together with the two volume Second Voyage, complete with twenty-two plates including five folding, as called for. Published in 1796. First Voyage bound in full calf with a decorative ship device repeated on the spine. Gilt edges all round. The two volumes of the Second Voyage in paper covered boards with a marbled leather effect. Page edges dyed red. All three volumes in very good condition with some light general wear. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Elementa algebrae Ex gallica in latinam linguam versa cum notis et additionibus

      A. Pezzana, 1790. 2 voll. In 8° (120x125); pagg. XVI, 446; VIII, 510. Mezza pelle nocciola coeva con titolo in oro al dorso, piatti marezzati in cartone viola, tagli azzurri a spruzzo. Leonhard Euler, noto in Italia come Eulero (Basilea, 1707 - San Pietroburgo, 1783), è stato un matematico e fisico svizzero.Ottimo esemplare. Lievi tracce d'uso agli spigoli e sporadiche fioriture internamente. Timbretto di collezione alle sguardie. Poggendorf 689.

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        Teilansicht, Oude Kerk (Innenansicht ) "Afbeelding van de eerste Algemeenen Vergadering ( in der Luthersche Oude Kerk ) van de Mantschappi. Tot nut van "T Algemenen; op den 10den Augustus 1790. Opgedragen ann den Wel eerwarden, en zeer Geleerden Herr, Jan Niewúwenhuiszen, Leeraar der Dorpsgezinde Gemeente te Monnickendamm, en oprichter deezer zo nuttige als loflijke Maatschappij. Door zijn wel Eerwaardens Medelen en Dinnaars, H. Keijzer, C de Vries, en H. van Munster".

      - Kupferstich v. J. de Wit janz n. J. Bulthuis, um 1790, 31,3 x 42,7 Darstellung der 1. Generalversammlung der Gesellschaft für Utillities am 10. August 1790, die sich um die Verbesserung der Lebensverhältnisse der Niederländer bis heute kümmert. Jan Nievwenhuysen ( 1724 - 1806 ) war einer der Gründer dieser Gesellschaft.

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        English Botany

      

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

      by J. Ruthven for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, London, Edinburgh 1790 - Five Volumes, Quarto. lxxxiii, 535; viii,718; viii,759; viii,695; xiv,230, (5,) pp. 5 Vignettes, 3, Large Folding Engraved Maps, 54 Plates [on 53 plates], 4 Plans and 4 leaves of Ethiopian Script.[excellent set with light spotting. Contemporary Calf, matching reback.' Bruce believed he had discovered the source of the true Nile when he reached the springs of the Blue Nile in 1770. "He had not reached the source of the true Nile, but only that of its considerable tributary. He was also in error in regarding himself as the first European who had reached these fountains There is a sense, however, in which Bruce may be more justly esteemed the Discoverer of the fount of the Blue Nile than Paez, who stumbled upon it by accident, and, absorbed by missionary zeal, thought little of the exploit to which Bruce had dedicated his life." (DNB) Blackmer 221. Excellent Set [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Treatise on the Culture of the Vine.

      York: Printed for the author by G. Peacock,, 1790. Exhibiting new and advantageous methods of propagating, cultivating, and training that plant, so as to render it abundantly fruitful. Together with new hints on the formation of vineyards in England. Quarto (252 x 198 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, titles gilt to orange label to spine. With 5 engraved plates, 3 of which are folding. Pencil inscription to head of title page, "April 24, 1840". Small cracks to head of front and rear joints, slight rubbing to extremities, a couple of small marks to boards; an excellent copy. First edition. William Speechly (c. 1740–1821), was gardener to the third Duke of Portland, at his estate Welbeck Abbey in Nottinghamshire. Encouraged by the Duke he started writing down and publishing his knowledge and experience in gardening; in 1776 he had contributed to Alexander Hunter's edition of Evelyn's Silva, which was shortly followed by his own Treatise on the Culture of the Pineapple in 1779. In the present work Speechly describes 50 species of grapes, and thoroughly examines hothouse culture, the construction and management of vineyards, pruning, irrigation, grafting, insect and blight control, etc. An undated and expanded edition was published in London by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, and is commonly believed to have been published after the York edition, with only the Bibliotheca Vinaria stating that it was published prior, in 1789. This sequence of publishing dates contradicts other bibliographical references, including Bibliotheca Gastronomica. A "practical, well-written and beautifully printed manual", the book proved to have long lasting popularity and two further editions appeared in 1805 and 1821. With the ownership inscription in ink of the High Sheriff of Norfolk, John Richard Dashwood, to the head of the title page, "J. R. Dashwood, 1790, Cley Hall near Swaffham". Dashwood is also listed as an original subscriber.

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        Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Wien, 11. VIII. 1790. - ½ S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Dienstschreiben an Karl Graf von Zinzendorf (1739-1813), den Präsidenten der Neuen Hofrechnungskammer: "Da Ich für gut befunden habe, es künftighin von der Abgebung der jährlichen Konduitlisten gänzlich abkommen zu lassen, so will Ich Ihnen solches zu ihrer Nachricht, und zu dem Ende erwähnen, daß Sie auch hievon die Ihnen untergeordnete[n] Länderbehörden verständigen [.]". - Karl Graf Zinzendorf hatte seit 1784 den Vorsitz der Robotaufhebungskommission inne; 1792 wurde er Staats- und Konferenzminister und Mitglied des Staatsrats, 1800 Landmarschall von Niederösterreich. Von 1801 bis 1813 Landkomtur des Deutschen Ordens in Österreich, war Zinzendorf 1808 vorübergehend dirigierender Staats- und Konferenzminister. "Zinzendorf war ein Vorkämpfer des Freihandels und lehnte den Merkantilismus ab. Seine seit 1782 geführten Tagebücher, die über sechzig Bände umfassen, sind eine bedeutsame kulturgeschichtliche Quelle" (DBE). Zu Zinzendorf, der für die Geschichtsforschung vor allem auf Grund seines zeitlebens geführten Tagebuchs von großem Interesse ist, vgl. Christine Lebeau: Die Tagebücher des Grafen Karl von Zinzendorf. In: Quellenkunde der Habsburgermonarchie (16.-18. Jahrhundert). Ein exemplarisches Handbuch. Hg. v. J. Pauser, M. Scheutz und T. Winkelbauer. Wien 2004 (= MIÖG Ergbd. 44), S. 796-800.

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        A General History of Quadrupeds.

      S. Hodgson, R. Beilby, & T. Bewick, 1790 - The Figures Engraved on Wood by Thomas Bewick. First ed. 8vo.viii, 456pp. Numerous text-illus. Contemporary full calf, rebacked spine, slightly rubbed, internally slightly spotted as usual, ex-libris on front and rear end-paper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reise nach China durch die Mongoley in den Jahren 1820 und 1821.

      Aus dem Russischen übersetzt von J.A.E. Schmidt. 3 Teile in 3 Bänden. Mit 8 Kupfertafeln, 2 gefalteten gestochenen Grundrissen und 1 mehrfach gefalteten gestochenen Karte. Die Tafeln zeigen Trachten und Schrifttafeln, die Grundrisse zeigen Peking sowie das russische Kloster in Peking, die Karte zeigt den Reiseverlauf. - Timkowski machte sich vor allem durch seine Beschreibung und Kartierung der doppelten Marschroute durch die Wüste Gobi, die er von Kjachta nach Peking und zurück... durchzog (Henze), verdient. - "Das Schicksal verschönerte mein Leben durch ein seltenes, unvergeßliches Ereignis: ich sah China." Mit diesen Worten beginnen die Aufzeichnungen im Reise-Tagebuch von Georg Timkowski (1790-1875), der am 12. September einige Mitglieder der russischen Mission in die Hauptstadt Chinas begleiten soll. Aufgrund eines Sondervertrages zwischen den beiden Staaten sind russische Bürger die einzigen westlichen Ausländer, die zu dieser Zeit auf dem Landweg einreisen dürfen. Vom sibirischen Kiachta, dem günstigsten Ausgangspunkt nördlich der Mongolei, führt ihr Weg direkt südlich nach Urga, dann durch die Wüste Gobi bis zur Karawanenstadt Kalgan und von dort aus in acht Tagen nach Peking, wo sie am 14. Dezember eintreffen. Sechs Monate bleiben Timkowski Zeit, bis er mit anderen Missionaren die Rückreise antritt. Auf "kaiserlichen Befehl und Kosten der Schatzkammer" wird sein Reisebericht 1824 in St. Petersburg herausgegeben. Im Jahr darauf erscheint die deutsche Publikation. - 010

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        The Angler's Museum; or, the whole art of float and fly fishing.

      

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        Index Ornithologicus, sive systema ornithologiae; complectens avium divisionem in classes, ordines, genera, species, ipsarumque varietates: adjectis synonymis, locis, descriptionibus .

      London: Sotheby, 1790 - Quarto,two volumes, 920 pp.Early half morocco and marbled boards, hinges cracked and partially detached, ex library with the stamps of the Royal Australasian Ornithological Society if Australia. The two volume index of Latham's monumental General Synopsis of Birds, complete in ten volumes published 1781-1802. Dr John Latham, a successful medical practitioner, was the pre-eminent ornithologist of his day. He was a prominent figure in the formation of the Linnean Society and built up a substantial collection of bird skins. This led to his ambitious project of describing and illustrating all the known birds, with many newly discovered Australian birds figured. He drew, etched and coloured many of the plates. His book is a remarkable achievement considering that Linnaeus listed only 444 bird species in 1758 but by 1802 Latham had listed 3000 species. He continued to work well into old age on his General History and died in 1837, aged 97. Fine bird books (reprint) p. 114; Nissen IVB 532; Nissen SVB 290; Whittell pp. 409-12; Wood p. 427; Zimmer p. 376. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Specimens of the Early English Poets.

      London: Printed for Edwards, 1790. London:: Printed for Edwards, 1790.. Small 8vo. v, 323, iv pp Frontispiece portrait of Sir Thomas Wyat, and plate of Henry Howard Earl of Surry. Original straight grained dark green morocco, stamped in blind, fancy raised bands with simple gilt rule on bands, gilt title, all edges gilt; hinges rubbed. Bookplate of Jarrard Edward Strickland. Very good. With a DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING showing a "View of York" and a "View of Halifax." Although this fine book was printed for Edwards of Halifax, with scene was painted by an unknown artist who was very active circa 1948-50. Provenance: Jarrard Edward Strickland of Loughlynn (1782-1844) m. (18.08.1814) to Anne Cholmeley (daughter of Francis Cholmeley of Brandsby).

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        L'Eneide tradotta in versi italiani da Clemente Bondi.

      Dalla Stamperia Reale,, Parma, 1790 - Due volumi di cm. 21,5, pp. (8) xxiii (1) 273 (1); 295 (3). Medaglione inciso in rame ai due frontespizi. Solida legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi lisci con fregi in oro e titoli su doppi tasselli. Piatti inquadrati da fregi in oro. Belle sguardie in carta dipinta. Ex libris inciso. Esemplare fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione, stampato su carta forte. Cfr. Brooks 400. De Lama II, 57. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte De L' Alsace Divisée en Haute et Basse et le Sundgow Partie du Rhein Le Duché des Deux-Ponts, le Marquisat de Bade, L'Ortenaw, le Briscow La Forest Noire et les Quatres Villes Forestieres les Confins de Lorraine et de Soüabe Dressée et Dedieé A Sa Majesté Par son tres humble Serviteur et fidel Sujet I.B. Nolin A Paris Chés Mondhare et Jean rue St Jean de Beauvais. A Bruxelle Ches P. Leonard Libraire Rüe de la Cour. - I.B.T. Rousseau. Sculpsit':.

      - Grenzkol. Kupferstich v. I.B.T. Rousseau n. Jean Baptiste Nolin b. Louis Joseph Mondhare & Pierre Jean in Paris zu haben b. P. Leonhard in Brüssel, um 1790, 62 x 45,5 Nicht bei Stopp-Langel, Katalog der alten Landkarten in der Badischen Landesbibliothek Karlsruhe. - Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 270 (Mondhare & Jean. Publishers, L.-J. Mondhare and Pierre Jean, at 'rue Saint Jean de Beauvais No. 4', 1791-1793 Paris. .). - Seltene Karte des Rheinlaufs von Frankenthal bis Waldshut mit den beidseitigen Ufern. - Linksrheinisch von Saarbrücken bis Belfort; rechtsrheinisch von Heidelberg, Sulz und Waldshut. - Unten rechts Titelkartusche mit Maßstab und Verlegeradressen.

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        Tragedie di Vittorio Alfieri da Asti, Edizione conforme all'ultima di Parigi riveduta dall'Autore, e accresciuta, 5 voll. in 3 tomi

      Societa' Tipografica, 1790. in 12° (cm. 16,5x10), pp. 1° tomo cxviii, 220, 2 b., 304; 344, 2 b., 359; 360; leg. coeva m/pelle chiara con tit. in oro, piatti marmor., tagli spruzz. Probabile edizione pirata conforme alla seconda ediz., che è quella di Parigi del 1789 del Didot, infatti la carta è di qualità piuttosto scadente, forte come consistenza, ma uniformemente arrossata. Vol. 1° contiene: Lettera di Ranieri de' Casalbigi all'autore, sulle quattro sue prime tragedie. Risposta dell'autore; Parere dell'autore sull'arte comica in Italia; Filippo; Polinice; Antigone. Vol. 2° contiene: Virginia; Agamennone; Oreste; Rosmunda. Vol. 3° contiene: Ottavia; Timoleone; Merope. Lettera del Cesarotti su le tre suddette tragedie. Note dell'autore, che servono di risposta al signor Cesarotti; Maria Stuarda. Vol. 4° Inedite contiene: La congiura de' Pazzi; Don Garzia; Saul; Agide; Sofonisba. Vol. 5° Inedite contiene: Bruto primo; Mirra; Bruto secondo; Parere dell'autore; Su le presenti tragedie. Nel 2° tomo l'occhietto di Timoleone è posto per errore in fine al 3° vol. anziche' all'inizio della tragedia corrispondente, dove mancano anche la c. b. e il front. Ottima conservazione ma carta scura benche' solida. 276/33

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        To George Washington President of the United States of America this Magnetic Atlas or Variation Chart is humbly inscribed by John Churchman. [together with:] An Explanation of the Magnetic Atlas, or Variation Chart, hereunto annexed; projected on a plan entirely new.

      Philadelphia, 1790 - A presentation copy of the last gasp for Edmund Halley's theory for the determination of longitude by magnetic declination Engraving, with original wash colour, a few creases flattened, some areas of restoration to upper and lower sheet edges not affecting printed image, [together with:] 8vo. x, [3], 14-46, 5, [1]pp., 2 folding charts, minor foxing to text, faint damp stain affecting portion of first four leaves, and minor chips to edges. The Mapmaker John Churchman (1753-1805) was an American mathematician, surveyor, mapmaker, and self-propagandist who held the official post of surveyor for Chester, Delaware and parts of Berks and Lancaster Counties, Pennsylvania. He first came to prominence for his 'Map of the Peninsula between Delaware & Chesapeak Bays' (1778). Some time in the mid-1780s Churchman became consumed by the problem of finding longitude at sea, which had challenged navigators for centuries. The search was given impetus in 1714 by the creation in London of the Board of Longitude, charged with assessing proposals and empowered to award a staggering prize of £20,000 (the equivalent of over £2,000,000 today) to whomever came up with the first viable method accurate to within 30 seconds over a voyage to the West Indies. The award ultimately went to John Harrison for his extraordinary chronometers, but in late eighteenth century America these were rare and expensive instruments, far out of the reach of ordinary mariners. Churchman developed the theoretical underpinnings and methodology for an entirely different solution. His basic premises were that the two magnetic poles could be located precisely, that on any meridian linking those poles magnetic variation was the same at every point, and that over the centuries the magnetic poles rotated at a constant rate around the geographic poles. If these premises were true, a mariner need know only his latitude and the local magnetic variation of the compass to ascertain his longitude with accuracy. Unfortunately for Churchman, his method was theoretically unsound; not only do the position of the magnetic poles vary randomly over time, but the lines of equal variation do not run in straight lines. Churchman's method was also practically flawed, as change in magnetic variation is difficult to measure with precision by use of compass on an unstable vessel at sea. An aggressive self promoter, Churchman communicated his method in both the United States and overseas to luminaries such as Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Joseph Banks, and learned bodies including the American Philosophical Society, the Royal Academy of Sciences (France), and the Board of Longitude itself. Responses to his work were somewhat mixed, Thomas Jefferson, although welcoming his work, raised two practical objections: "1st, a ready and accurate method of finding the variation of the place; 2d, an instrument, so perfect as that (though the degree on it shall represent 160 miles) it shall give the parts of the degree, so minutely as to answer the purposes of the navigator." Others were more strident in their objects. John Macpherson (1726-1792), a Philadelphia resident Scottish privateer, during the French and Indian War who, according to John Adams had "an arm twice shot off " remarked: "While I've a pen, and GOD keeps me alive, The canting, thieving, Churchman shall not thrive" Macpherson, who was a rival to Churchman for Congress' financial affections in funding discovery of "a concise, plain and easily practicable mode of ascertaining the Longitude" was forthright in his opinions as to Churchman's abilities. In the New York Packet on 29 September 1789 he wrote: "Mr John Churchman, you are entitled to no lenity from me: Therefore, in a future address, I shall tell you every page, and every line, from which you stole the words which contains your declarations about longitude" Even with these strident criticisms, Churchman had, by 1790, received enough encouragement from his correspondents that he felt e [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A Treatise on the Culture of the Vine. Exhibiting new and advantageous methods of propagating, cultivating, and training that plant, so as to render it abundantly fruitful. Together with new hints on the formation of vineyards in England.

      York: Printed for the author by G. Peacock, 1790 - Quarto (252 x 198 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, titles gilt to orange label to spine. Pencil inscription to head of title page, "April 24, 1840". Small cracks to head of front and rear joints, slight rubbing to extremities, a couple of small marks to boards; an excellent copy. With 5 engraved plates, 3 of which are folding. First edition. William Speechly (c. 1740–1821), was gardener to the third Duke of Portland, at his estate Welbeck Abbey in Nottinghamshire. Encouraged by the Duke he started writing down and publishing his knowledge and experience in gardening; in 1776 he had contributed to Alexander Hunter's edition of Evelyn's Silva, which was shortly followed by his own Treatise on the Culture of the Pineapple in 1779. In the present work Speechly describes 50 species of grapes, and thoroughly examines hothouse culture, the construction and management of vineyards, pruning, irrigation, grafting, insect and blight control, etc. An undated and expanded edition was published in London by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, and is commonly believed to have been published after the York edition, with only the Bibliotheca Vinaria stating that it was published prior, in 1789. This sequence of publishing dates contradicts other bibliographical references, including Bibliotheca Gastronomica. A "practical, well-written and beautifully printed manual", the book proved to have long lasting popularity and two further editions appeared in 1805 and 1821. With the ownership inscription in ink of the High Sheriff of Norfolk, John Richard Dashwood, to the head of the title page, "J. R. Dashwood, 1790, Cley Hall near Swaffham". Dashwood is also listed as an original subscriber. Gabler, 265; Lowndes, 2471. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. A New Edition.

      London: for W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1783 & 1790 - 12 volumes, octavo, (210 x 128 mm). Contemporary tree calf, titles gilt to red labels to spines, cap decorations gilt to spines. With the bookplate and shelf number of the surgeon James Blackman to front pastedowns, and his ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Slight rubbing to extremities, occasional wear to very tips, a couple of small marks to boards, top edges dust toned, short closed tear to front free endpaper of vol. V; an excellent set. Engraved frontispiece portrait to Volume I and 3 engraved folding maps in all. First octavo edition, issued in two sets, the first six volumes issued in 1783, the second six volumes issued in 1790. A handsomely bound set of Gibbon's most important work, first published in a quarto edition between 1776 and 1788. "Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day; and the result was clothed in an inimitable prose" (PMM). Norton 35 & 37, p. 101. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Nouveau Dictionnaire Français, a l'usage de toutes les Municipalités, les Milices nationales, et de tous les Patriotes, composé par un Aristocrate, dédié à l'Assemblée dite Nationale, pour servir à l'Histoire de la Révolution de France. Et c'est la Vérité, comme on dit, toute nue

      . 2 p.l., 70, [2] pp. 8vo, cont. pale blue wrappers, stitched as issued, uncut. Paris: "Une imprimerie aristocratique," 1790. First edition of a scarce anonymous satirical work, attributed by Brunet to the celebrated writer, Rivarol (1753-1801). An avowed monarchist, he developed a form of satire which mocked certain groups and esteemed figures of the time by facetiously praising them. From 1790 to 1792 he edited the Actes des Apôtres, an anti-revolutionary publication, but fearing the escalating violence, he fled to Brussels and eventually London where he was welcomed by William Pitt and Edmund Burke. This is a dictionary of prominent people and terms, written in a vituperative tone as demonstrated in the foreword: "I am an aristocrat, and I congratulate myself on that fact…I found it necessary…to sacrifice politeness in favor of the truth." He employs the dictionary format in clever ways as he attacks the unlawful overthrowing of the king. For example, under "Roi" he writes "Voyez Esclave" which in return refers the reader back to "Roi." Describing the Marquis de La Fayette, he writes: "He pretends to be a great man, but has none of the qualities: no energy, no character, a very mediocre esprit…" On the Assemblée ("so-called") nationale: "Everything there is absurd, right up to the name it has given itself against the wishes of the nation and popular opinion. It is a mixture of brigands, cowards, and imbeciles…" Fine uncut copy. ❧ Brunet, Suppl., 185-86. N.B.G., Vol. 42, cols. 328-33. Saricks 805-"Attributed to Brunet to M. de Rivarol, but on very tenuous evidence.".

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        Enveloppe rédigée de la main du Marquis de Sade

      1790. Envelope written by the hand of Sade, destined for the President of Montreuil, her mother-in-law. Red wax on the back sealing the sides of the envelope.Provenance: archives of the family. Paris s.d. 10,5x8,3cm une enveloppe

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        Parapilla, Poeme en cinq chants. Traduit de l'Italien.

      A Londres, 1790 [ Paris, Cazin?] - 12° (15,5 x 9,8 cm.) 48 S. und |6 erotische Kupfer| auf Tafeln, davon eines als Frontispiz. Geflammtes Kalbsleder d.Zt. Frühe Ausgabe mit reizenden eindeutig, erotischen Kupfern nach Borel und Elluin. In Form einer italienischen Novelle geht es um die Verherrlichung des männlichen Gliedes oder auch des Godemiché. "Erzählt wird die Geschichte dieses wunderbaren Instrumentes, das alle Damen entzückt. Es gelangt zuerst an die berühmte Donna Capponi in ein Nonnenkloster, von dort in die Hände der Lucrezia Borgia, wobei die Ausschweifungen der Päpste geschildert werden, und das Gedicht schließt mit einem obszönen Gespräch zwischen Lucrezia und Alexander VI." (Bilderlex.) Einband etwas berieben. Innen etwas angestaubt, teils fingerfleckig u. leicht braunfleckig. Innendeckel mit Eignerschildchen von Yves Le Canu. Seltene Ausgabe dieses berühmten Erotikons. Dutel, 823A; Private Case 270. Vgl.: Bilderlex. II,152 (mit Abb.); Ars Erotica 2, 273f. ("ein Loblied auf den Phallus. die schönsten Illustrationen dazu stammen von Antoine Borel und Francois-Roland Elluin .")

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

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley 1790 - Second edition, third impression, 8vo, iv, 356 pp. Contemporary signature to paste down, title and subsequent leaf, faint damp stain to the top corner of some early leaves. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, some restoration and a new label to the spine. Stung into action upon receiving a letter from his then-friend Thomas Paine on events in Paris, this "rhetorical masterpiece of modern counter-revolutionary writing" (Keane) became a publishing sensation and sparked numerous sympathetic pamphlets as well as Paine's celebrated response, "Rights of Man", the following year. Todd 53d. Printing and the Mind of Man 239. Published only a week after the first edition.

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        Sidharubam seu grammatica Samscrdamica.

      Rome, ex typographia Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1790. - 4to. 188 [i.e. 192] pp. Title printed in red and black. Modern moirée boards. First edition of "the first Sanskrit grammar to be published in Europe" (Smitskamp), produced by the Propaganda Press. The Sanskrit words are printed in Malayalam characters. With excerpts from the Bhagavad Gita ("Textus originalis libri Bhagavadam", 171-186). Paulinus à S. Bartholomaeo (J. P. Wesdin or Werdin, 1748-1806), a Discalced Carmelite from Lower Austria but active in India between 1776 and 1789, was "one of the inaugurators of Indian studies in the 18th century" (ibid.). "His many scholarly works earned him a reputation as an outstanding orientalist" (cf. Streit). "Ces différents ouvrages du P. Paulin étant recherchés, ont quelquefois été payés assez cher dans les ventes" (Brunet). - Slightly browned throughout with occasional professional repairs. A good copy in a modern, somewhat uncommonly coloured binding. Smitskamp, PO 214a (note). Vater/Jülg 332. Brunet IV, 446. Streit VI, 188. Zenker 2832. Wurzbach I, 170. OCLC 17209846. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pain's British Palladio: or, The Builder's General Assistant. Demonstrating in the Most Easy and Practical Method, All the Principal Rules of Architecture, from the Ground Plan to the Ornamental Finish.

      London: I. and J. Taylor, 1790. [4][16](42 plates) + publisher's catalogue. Bound in full modern calf, with six raised bands and gilt title on spine. Some chips to the fore-edge of the title and last plate. Some foxing. One plate has neatly repaired closed tear.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Fourteen Sermons and A Charge (bound together)

      Rowland Hunter J. Johnson, 1111. Hardcover. Acceptable. No dust jacket. Quarter leather bound brown boards with gilt text. Dates between 1790-1823 bound newest to oldest. Titles - On The Love of Truth, On the Benefits Arising, A Discourse, Considered in Three Sermons... Pages are slightly yellowed with moderate cracking to hinges causing boards to be a little slack. Moderate water staining and foxing, extensive inscriptions to endpapers and annotations throughout. Several pages have noticeable creasing. Binding is firm with moderate corner bumping and scuffing to the material of the boards. Spine has light edge wear and scuffing to the ends. Loss to paper covering rear board and to leather at spine and corners.

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        Topographische Carte von dem Herzogthum Berg)

      O O o V 1790 - Original Landkarte des Herzogtum Berg. Grenzkolorierte Kupferstichkarte ohne die rechte untere Ecke der Karte (Ausriß: 30 x 30cm). Die Karte wurde fachgerecht gereinigt und restauriert. Größe der Karte: 92 cm x 58 cm. Größe des Blattes: 95 x 62,8 cm. Sehr Selten! Die Maßangaben sind in Rhl. und Bergischen Ruthen. Die Wiebekingsche Karte von 1790 vermittelt u. a. auch einen Eindruck vom Umfang der Waldungen und "Büsche" in den später von Düsseldorf eingemeindeten Ortschaften. (Düsseldorf 1990 Band 2, S. 173ff.) Das nebenstehende Bild zeigt einen Ausschnitt aus der großen Karte (hier: Raum Düsseldorf). Gerne senden wir Ihnen einen Bild der gesamten Karte online zu.

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        Specimens of the Early English Poets.

      London:: Printed for Edwards, 1790.. Small 8vo. v, 323, iv pp Frontispiece portrait of Sir Thomas Wyat, and plate of Henry Howard Earl of Surry. Original straight grained dark green morocco, stamped in blind, fancy raised bands with simple gilt rule on bands, gilt title, all edges gilt; hinges rubbed. Bookplate of Jarrard Edward Strickland. Very good. With a DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING showing a "View of York" and a "View of Halifax." Although this fine book was printed for Edwards of Halifax, with scene was painted by an unknown artist who was very active circa 1948-50. Provenance: Jarrard Edward Strickland of Loughlynn (1782-1844) m. (18.08.1814) to Anne Cholmeley (daughter of Francis Cholmeley of Brandsby).

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        BRESLAU., "Abbildung der Breslauischen Markt-Seite nach der Ohlauischen Straße Ao. 1730". Ansicht des Großen Rings mit reicher Personenstaffage.

      Kupferstich von F.G. Endler, um 1790, 17,5 x 29 cm. Schlesien

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        BRESLAU. "Abbildung der Breslauischen Markt-Seite nach der Ohlauischen Straße Ao. 1730". Ansicht des Großen Rings mit reicher Personenstaffage.

      - Kupferstich von F.G. Endler, um 1790, 17,5 x 29 cm.

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        Reise nach China durch die Mongoley in den Jahren 1820 und 1821.

      Aus dem Russischen übersetzt von J.A.E. Schmidt. 3 Teile in 3 Bänden. Mit 8 Kupfertafeln, 2 gefalteten gestochenen Grundrissen und 1 mehrfach gefalteten gestochenen Karte. Die Tafeln zeigen Trachten und Schrifttafeln, die Grundrisse zeigen Peking sowie das russische Kloster in Peking, die Karte zeigt den Reiseverlauf. - Timkowski machte sich vor allem durch seine Beschreibung und Kartierung der doppelten Marschroute durch die Wüste Gobi, die er von Kjachta nach Peking und zurück... durchzog (Henze), verdient. - "Das Schicksal verschönerte mein Leben durch ein seltenes, unvergeßliches Ereignis: ich sah China." Mit diesen Worten beginnen die Aufzeichnungen im Reise-Tagebuch von Georg Timkowski (1790-1875), der am 12. September einige Mitglieder der russischen Mission in die Hauptstadt Chinas begleiten soll. Aufgrund eines Sondervertrages zwischen den beiden Staaten sind russische Bürger die einzigen westlichen Ausländer, die zu dieser Zeit auf dem Landweg einreisen dürfen. Vom sibirischen Kiachta, dem günstigsten Ausgangspunkt nördlich der Mongolei, führt ihr Weg direkt südlich nach Urga, dann durch die Wüste Gobi bis zur Karawanenstadt Kalgan und von dort aus in acht Tagen nach Peking, wo sie am 14. Dezember eintreffen. Sechs Monate bleiben Timkowski Zeit, bis er mit anderen Missionaren die Rückreise antritt. Auf "kaiserlichen Befehl und Kosten der Schatzkammer" wird sein Reisebericht 1824 in St. Petersburg herausgegeben. Im Jahr darauf erscheint die deutsche Publikation. - 010

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

      Prag, 1790-1810. 1 Blatt. 38,4 x 47,3 cm. Standort: Mappe 1. - \"Wir Geschworne Älteste und Sammentliche Burgerliche Posamentirer und Gesambte Gold, Silber, Treff, Borten, Bund, Quasten … Stuhl Arbeith der Königl. Haupt Stadt Prag thuen kund Jedermanigglichen, das der Ehrbare Gesell Nahmens … als bey Einen der Pragerischen Zunfft zugethanenen Meister … Jahr … Wochen in Arbeith gestanden …\" - Schön gestochener Rahmen. An den Rändern etwas stockfleckig, etwas angestaubt und an einer Stelle ganz leicht ausgefranst, sonst aber guter Zustand. Einmal gefaltet. Siehe Photo. Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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        Supplement au Neptune Oriental

      A rare collection of charts from, from the Neptune Oriental, including maps of the Middle East and South East Asia; all the maps in excellent condition, from the library of Baron Reille. The volume comprises the following charts: Carte generale de la Mer Rouge avec un plan du Port de Suez; Arabie, avec plan de Giddah; Arabie, route de la Fregate Venus, rade de Moka; Carte du Golfe de Suez; Carte des cotes de Guzerat, de Cancan et de Canara; Carte de la partie Meridionale de la presqueile de L´Inde qui comprend l´Ile de Ceylan avec la Cote de Coromandel et de la Cote de Malabar; Plan d une partie des cours de la Riviere de Saigon; Cote de la Cochinchine depuis le Cap Bonhornen; three maps of the Baye de Saigon; Plan de la Baye de Manille et ses environs verifie sur la Fregate La Meduse en 1789; Carte d´une partie de la Mer de Chine... d´apres les observations du Gen Rosily. Mannevillete (1707 - 1780) was a French sailor and hydrographer, famous for his use of instruments to correct the latitudes given by explorers; in 1745 the first Neptune Oriental was published, a major cartographical achievement and a practical resource for navigators. The 1775 edition encompassed the majority of the known world. His access to up-to-date sources of information -such as explorer´s narratives- and his eagerness to constantly update the cartography of his maps, turn them into some of the most accurate of the 18th century. Provenance: baron Reille.

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        MEDICAL BOTANY. [and] A SUPPLEMENT TO MEDICAL BOTANY

      London: Printed for the author by James Phillips, 1790-94. FIRST EDITION. This beautifully illustrated botanical lists all of the plants that had been described in materia medica published to date by the Royal College of Physicians, and it was the standard work on British pharmacopeia for nearly a century. Physician William Woodville (1752-1805) was an early proponent of small pox inoculation, and was appointed physician to the London Smallpox and Inoculation Hospital, where he brightened the grim surroundings by constructing a garden of medicinal plants. As a botany enthusiast and member of the Linneaen society, Woodville was dismayed at the lack of an up-to-date illustrated British materia medica, and rectified the lack with the present work, employing the noted botanical artist James Sowerby to do the engravings. The result is a work as beautiful as it is informative, with delicately drawn and colored plates of great accuracy and aesthetic appeal. Trained at the Royal Academy of Art, Sowerby (1757-1822) had worked on William Curtis' "Flora Londinensis" and "Botanical Magazine," and would go on to produce "English Botany," the first extensive description of British flora. Former owner Isaac George Manley (ca. 1755-1837) was a distinguished naval officer who began his career as a 13-year-old apprentice to the ship's master on Captain Cook's first voyage to the Pacific. During his three years on the Endeavour, Manley rose to the rank of midshipman and earned a fine recommendation from Cook. He was originally slated to serve on Cook's second voyage aboard Resolution, but unknown circumstances kept him in English waters. He eventually rose to the rank of Vice Admiral of the Red, the fourth highest rank in the British Navy; only 14 men outranked him. He lived to the ripe old age of 82, and was the last surviving member of Endeavour's crew. This set had previously belonged to his father, a wealthy barrister.. 233 x 182 mm. (9 1/8 x 7 1/8"). Four volumes. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary tree calf, expertly rebacked with sprinkled calf, raised bands flanked by thick gilt rules, one red and one black label. WITH 274 LOVELY HAND-COLORED ENGRAVED PLATES by James Sowerby, as called for. Front pastedowns with engraved armorial bookplate of Isaac George Manley; rear pastedowns with engraved armorial bookplate of John Manley. Nissen 2183; Pritzel 10398; Henrey II, 30-32. Extremities a bit rubbed, one board with tiny wormhole, but the bindings quite sound. Half a dozen plates with marginal browning, another half dozen with freckled foxing, noticeable on one plate, otherwise an excellent set, quite clean, fresh, and bright with attractively colored plates. This beautifully illustrated botanical lists all of the plants that had been described in materia medica published to date by the Royal College of Physicians, and it was the standard work on British pharmacopeia for nearly a century. Physician William Woodville (1752-1805) was an early proponent of small pox inoculation, and was appointed physician to the London Smallpox and Inoculation Hospital, where he brightened the grim surroundings by constructing a garden of medicinal plants. As a botany enthusiast and member of the Linneaen society, Woodville was dismayed at the lack of an up-to-date illustrated British materia medica, and rectified the lack with the present work, employing the noted botanical artist James Sowerby to do the engravings. The result is a work as beautiful as it is informative, with delicately drawn and colored plates of great accuracy and aesthetic appeal. Trained at the Royal Academy of Art, Sowerby (1757-1822) had worked on William Curtis' "Flora Londinensis" and "Botanical Magazine," and would go on to produce "English Botany," the first extensive description of British flora. Former owner Isaac George Manley (ca. 1755-1837) was a distinguished naval officer who began his career as a 13-year-old apprentice to the ship's master on Captain Cook's first voyage to the Pacific. During his three years on the Endeavour, Manley rose to the rank of midshipman and earned a fine recommendation from Cook. He was originally slated to serve on Cook's second voyage aboard Resolution, but unknown circumstances kept him in English waters. He eventually rose to the rank of Vice Admiral of the Red, the fourth highest rank in the British Navy; only 14 men outranked him. He lived to the ripe old age of 82, and was the last surviving member of Endeavour's crew. This set had previously belonged to his father, a wealthy barrister.

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        L'Isola di Sicilia divisa nelle sue valli

      Roma 1790 - Carta tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801, opera che la Calcografia Camerale commissionò al Cassini al fine di sostituire l’ormai obsoleto "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini, Chierico Regolare Somasco fu 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 questo "Nuovo Atlante Geografico". Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. An uncommon map, published in the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', with a decorative title cartouche, by Giovanni Maria Cassini, a Somasco monk. He was geographer and cartographer but he was also good at engraving architectural items and perspectives – he was one of the best disciples Giovanni Battista Piranesi had. Moreover, Cassini was one of the last artists to engrave spheres in the XVIII century and his globes were quite famous and widespread, and realized the most important Italian Atlas of the XVIII century; his maps always bear a cartouche, extremely rich in colours and details. Copperplate, very good condition. L. Dufour - A. La Gumina, "Imago Siciliae", p. 239; Sicilia 1477-1861 - La collezione Spagnolo- Patermo, n. 268 Dimensioni 485 355mm

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        Elements of Moral Science.

      Edinburgh: printed for T. Cadell, and William Creech, 1790 - Octavo (209 x 129 mm). Contemporary polished tree calf, red morocco labels to spine, compartments ruled in gilt. With the errata repositioned, tipped-in to title page verso. Extremities rubbed, corners bumped and a little worn, spine lightly faded, front hinge cracked, endpapers browned from turn-ins and light offsetting from bookplate, a very good copy. Armorial bookplate of Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo to front pastedown. First edition, volume I only; volume II was published in 1793. As the professor of moral philosophy and logic at Marischal College, Aberdeen from 1760 to 1803, Beattie delivered some 300 or so lectures annually to final year arts students. "He was a gifted and conscientious teacher, as shown by the surviving notes taken in his lectures by his students, by a journal he kept of exactly what he had taught in each session over a thirty-two-year period, and by testimonials from those whom he had taught, such as Alexander Chalmers . These discourses ranged widely over psychology, ethics, literary criticism, and natural religion" (ODNB). Elements of Moral Science promises to summarise and enhance Beattie's lecture series "to assist the memory of his hearers" (Advertisement). Sir William Forbes, 6th Baronet Pitsligo (1739-1806) was a prominent Scottish banker, philanthropist, and writer, and long-time friend of James Beattie. Forbes was the author's of Beattie's biography, published in 1806 as "An Account of the Life and Writings of James Beattie". He was also a friend of James Boswell (described in the Tour of the Hebrides as "a man of whom too much good cannot be said") and through him became a member of Samuel Johnson's literary dining club. Jessop, p. 99. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Icones Pictae Plantarum Rariorum or: Coloured Figures of Rare Plants Illustrated with descriptions and observations.

      London: n.p. 1790-93 - First Edition. Folio. 490x310mm. Unpaginated. Issued without a title page but here a title page has been written in manuscript. Dedication page to the Marchioness of Rockingham and Preface. 37 pp. text and 18 coloured plates. Plate 6 (Portlandia grandiflora) is a large folded image. Text in English. Nineteenth century marbled paper over boards with green cloth to the spine. There is wear to the backstrip with tearing at the head and foot with some loss. The covers are worn at the extremities and there is bumping to the edges and corners. The text block is in excellent condition with only minor chipping to the edges and foxing. The celebrated plates by James Sowerby are in fine condition throughout, protected by tissue paper with all titles and descriptions clearly legible. This is a very good copy of an important and scarce book. Sir James Edward Smith (1759-1828) was born in Norwich, educated at home and then at Edinburgh University where he studied medicine. He also took a medical degree at the University of Leiden. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1785 and in 1788, he, with The Reverend Samuel Goodenough and Thomas Marsham founded the Linnean Society and Smith was appointed its first President. Smith was one of the leading botanists of his day publishing his first book on plants in 1785. The Icones Pictae was issued in three fasciculi (Henrey, 1345) in 1790 (pls. 1-6), 1792 (pls 7-12) and 1793 (pls 13-18) but was left incomplete due to insufficient patronage. Smith and Sowerby were close friends and professional colleagues. Smith contributed much of the text for Sowerby's journal, English Botany and they worked together on Exotic Botany, A Specimen of the botany of New Holland as well as the Icones Pictae. In his preface to this work, Smith describes Sowerby as "one of the best botanical draughtsmen this country ever possessed". These are generous, but as this volume demonstrates, well-deserved words. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [LA PEROUSE] La journée des dupes : pièce tragi-politi-comique :

      représentée sur le Théatre National par les grands Comédiens de la Patrie. [Paris : [s.n.], 1790. Octavo, modern marbled wrappers, 86 pp, engraved head-piece; a fine copy. Attributed to N. Bergasse and to A.M.J. Chasténet, marquis de Puysegur, this satirical play counts amongst its main characters the French explorer La Pérouse and his "Indian" (i.e. Polynesian) servant, O Paria. The other characters, all important figures in the French Revolution, have their names thinly disguised, but they includeMirabeau, Lafayette, Bailly and Montmorency. The ships ofLa Pérouse's expedition left Port Jackson in early March, 1788. This was presumably their last contact with Europeans.La Pérouse's last letter, dispatched from Sydney on the British ship Alexander, informed the French authorities that he expected to return to France by June 1789. However, the expedition of d'Entrecasteaux in search ofLa Pérouse did not depart France until the end of September 1791. During 1790, the year in whichLa journée des dupes was written, performed and published, nothing of the fate of La Pérouse and his men was known, and speculation must have been rife that the expedition was either shipwrecked or had perished somewhere in the Pacific. In the play, the character of La Pérouse represents the aristocracy. A figure as distant and "out-of-touch" with reality as could possibly be imagined at the time, he is unable to comprehend the enormous transformation that has taken place in French society in his absence, blind to the fact that the Ancien Régime has been subverted. When he describes himself as "a traveller", the mob demand to see his passport, informing him that since the people have obtained their freedom, every citizen must carry this form of identification. At the end of the play the barbarism and extreme violence of the Revolution is viciously parodied when O Paria, La Pérouse's Polynesian servant, exhorts his master to return to France with him, where, as an "authentic" cannibal, he may partake in the feast of severed heads, mutilated corpses and human flesh, accounts of which have piqued his appetite. Three copies are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; University of Melbourne Library; State Library of New South Wales).

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        Rowland Hill, 1. Viscount Hill, (1772-1842) signierte Briefumschlagsvorderseite mit Freimarke datiert 1839 signed free front dated 1839

      11,5 x 8 cm dekorativ mit Bild auf schwarzen 10 x 15 cmFotokarton montiert Autograph mounted with picture on decorative black cardboardtadelloser ZustandLifelong authenticity guarantee! Lebenslange Echtheitsgarantie!Hill erlernte die Kriegswissenschaften auf der Militärakademie in Straßburg und trat 1790 als Fähnrich in die britische Armee ein. Bereits 1793 wurde er zum Hauptmann befördert, rückte dann schnell zum Major und Oberstleutnant auf. Als Oberst des 90. Infanterieregiments wurde er 1801 in Ägypten verwundet. 1803 führte Hill eine Brigade in Irland.Er ging 1808 als Generalmajor nach Portugal. Dort nahm er an dem gesamten Peninsular War teil. In der Schlacht von Vimeiro kommandierte er eine Brigade, kam aber nicht zum Einsatz. Später zeichnete er sich unter Sir John Moore auf dem Rückzug nach La Coruña und unter Arthur Wellesley, dem späteren Herzog von Wellington, in den Schlachten von Talavera (28. Juli 1809) und Busaco (27. September 1810) aus. Hier führte er die 2. Infanteriedivision.1811 erhielt er als Generalleutnant den Befehl über ein Armeekorps, mit dem er am 28. Oktober 1811 General Gérard bei Arroyo de Molinos schlug und am 16. Mai 1812 die Festung Almarez überrumpelte. Bei Vitoria befehligte er am 21. Juni 1813 den rechten Flügel. In den Schlachten bei Nivelle, Orthez und Toulouse konnte er ihn erfolgreich einsetzen. Als sein Meisterstück gilt jedoch die Verteidigung des Ortes Saint-Pierre-d?Irube gegen eine doppelt so starke Übermacht der Franzosen in der Schlacht an der Nive am 13. Dezember 1813. Hill war mit seinen Einheiten von den Truppen Wellesleys abgeschnitten nachdem eine Pontonbrücke vom reißenden Fluss zerstört worden war.Am 17. Mai 1814 wurde er als Baron Hill, of Almaraz and of Hawkstone in the County of Shrewsbury in den erblichen Adelsstand erhoben. Vor Wellingtons Ankunft befehligte er 1815 die britische Armee in Belgien. Er befehligte in der Schlacht von Waterloo das II. Korps und führte den berühmten Angriff von Sir Frederick Adams Brigade gegen die Kaiserliche Garde. Danach wurde er zweiter Befehlshaber der Besatzungsarmee in Frankreich.Weil absehbar war, dass er keine männlichen Abkömmlinge haben würde, wurde ihm 16. Januar 1816 der weitere erbliche Adelstitel Baron Hill, of Almarez and of Hawkestone and Hardwicke in the County of Shrewsbury verliehen. Diese Verleihung erfolgte mit einem besonderen Vermerk, dass auch die männlichen Abkömmlinge seines älteren Bruders John Hill (1769?1814) den Titel erben könnten.1825 wurde Hill zum General befördert und wurde 1827 Gouverneur von Plymouth, im Februar 1828 Oberbefehlshaber der britischen Armee.Im August 1842 trat er in den Ruhestand und wurde am 27. September 1842 zum Viscount Hill, of Hawkestone and of Hardwicke in the County of Shrewsbury erhoben. Der Titel wurde mit dem gleichen besonderen Vermerk verliehen wie die Baronie von 1816. Rowland Hill starb auf seinem Landsitz Hardwicke Grange bei Shrewsbury am 10. Dezember 1842. Seine Viscountcy und seine Baronie von 1816 erbte sein Neffe Rowland Hill (1800?1875), seine Baronie von 1814 erlosch.(Quelle: Wikipedia) A Free Frank was a mark applied by means of a hand-stamp to parliamentary mail in Britain to indicate that the mailed item did not require postage. The privilege of free franking was granted to four different classes: Members of Parliament peers sitting in the House of Lords office-holders, largely as stipulated by Acts of Parliament and to archbishops and bishops sitting in the House of Lords. Requirement for free franking were that the mailed cover (letter or packet) had to be signed by the official sender. As a result, free franks were avidly sought during the first three decades of the nineteenth century for autograph collections. This was accomplished by cutting out the front panels of the envelope which carried the inscriptions which were required under the use of this privilege. These panels are referred to by collectors as free fronts. In 1840 as a result of various abuses and excesses that had plagued the British Post office for many years, Rowland Hill's reforms brought an end to the Free franking privilege in 1840 when he introduced the postage stamp to Britain.[1](Quelle: Wikipedia)

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        Letters Written in France in the Summer of 1790

      T. Cadell, London 1790 - "Letters Written in France in the summer of 1790, to a friend in England; containing, various Anecdotes Relative to the French Revolution; and memoirs of Mons. and Madame Du F___". Published in London by T.Cadell in 1790. Original full calf binding with the original red morocco label on spine. Helen Maria Williams (1761-1827) was a British novelist, poet, translator of French works as well as a supporter of abolitionism and the French Revolution. She was thrown into the Luxembourg prison by Robespierre during the Reign of Terror but was allowed to continue working on the translation of French works into English, among which, most notably, is her translation of Bernardin St.Pierre's "Paul et Virginie". As a staunch supporter of the ideals of the French Revolution she was disenchanted by Napoleon and the Emperor would later declare her ode "The Peace signed between the French and the English" to be treasonable to France. Consequently she had to spend a day in prison. This is the true original first edition of this now-famous literary figure's eye witness accounts chronicling the French Revolution and this volume is the first, and most important, in a series of eight volumes thereof. Her Letters written in France also mark her turn from being primarily a writer of poetry to a writer of prose and in them she recounts of Old Regime tyranny and revolutionary events which provide both an apology for the Revolution and a representation of it as a sublime spectacle. Book is in very good condition, the original calf covers are very slightly rubbed at the edges but with no loss. 223pp. Very rare volume of this rediscovered 18th century author's most famous work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        George Washington’s Eight State of the Union Addresses - A Complete Collection, 1790 - 1796

      Boston, MA 1790 - Newspapers. Massachusetts Centinel and Columbian Sentinel. Eight 4-page issues. January 16, 1790 - December 14, 1796. Boston, MA. 32 pp. This remarkable collection of the first eight annual messages to Congress shows the emerging foundation of this American tradition and Constitutional mandate. Delivered as nearly all Americans in the new nation would have received it-in a newspaper-each address conveys the accomplishments, growth, and challenges, both foreign and domestic, of the new Republic. These addresses include some of Washington's most memorable pronouncements to Congress, including:To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.The laws you have already passed for the establishment of a judiciary system, have opened the doors of justice to all descriptions of persons.the revenues for the present year is likely to supersede the necessity of additional burthens on the communityI have obeyed the suffrage which commanded me to resume the Executive power.If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace,.it must be known that we are at all times ready for war.with the deepest regret do I announce to you that during your recess some of the citizens of the United States have been found capable of insurrection.the will of the majority shall prevail.Faithful to ourselves, we have violated no obligation to others.our country exhibits a spectacle of national happiness never surpassedit a sacred duty to exercise with firmness and energy the constitutional powers with which I am vested, yet it appears to me no less consistent with the public good than it is with my personal feelings to mingle in the operations of Government every degree of moderation and tenderness which the national justice, dignity, and safety may permit.To an active external commerce the protection of a naval force is indispensable.a primary object of such a national institution should be the education of our youth in the science of government.I.congratulate you and my country on the success of the experiment. Historical BackgroundArticle II, Section 3, of the U.S. Constitution requires that the president "shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient." As with many other aspects of the Presidency, George Washington established patterns that his successors followed. Between 1790 and 1796, Washington delivered eight annual addresses to Congress to fulfill his Constitutional obligations.President John Adams followed Washington's practice of appearing in person before Congress to deliver his address, but President Thomas Jefferson feared the practice seemed too much like the British monarch's custom of presenting mandates to Parliament in person, rather than making recommendations, as the U.S. Constitution required. He and his successors throughout the nineteenth century sent written annual messages to Congress, which a clerk read to the assembled legislators. In 1913, President Woodrow Wilson returned to Washington's practice of delivering an oral address to Congress. After a brief reversion to written messages from 1924 to 1932, President Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurated the modern oral State of the Union address in 1934. Although there have been occasional exceptions, most Presidents since have delivered an annual oral message to a joint session of Congress, usually early in each year, to fulfill their Constitutional obligation. Published in newspapers since 1790, broadcast on radio since 1923, televised since 1947, and webcast on the Internet since 2002, the annual State of the Union messages are also addressed to the American people. In these major speeches, Presidents recount the accomplishments of their administrations and make policy recommendations. (See website for full description)

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