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        Reizen naar vreemde landen, in het hoekje van den haard.Amsterdam, Diederichs brothers, [1829]. 16mo. With 12 double-page aquatint views by W.H. Hoogkamer, 6 in grey tint and 6 in sepia. Original publisher's printed yellow paper covered boards.

      NCC (2 copies); Saakes IX, p. 392; not in WorldCat. First(?) edition of an illustrated story book telling about the wonders of the world, with its title refering to the very popular motto of "travelling while sitting by the fire". It is written in the form of a dialogue between a father, a mother, their children, and some guests, often travellers, who visit the family. Their conversations discuss various cities and "wonders" from all over the world: Jerusalem, Bern, Gibraltar, the harbour of Rio de Janeiro, the Palais Royal at Paris, Egyptians rowing on the Nile, Naples and Pompeii, a huge iceberg seen by Captain Edward Parry (1790-1855), a water company at Malacca, all depicted on the double-page aquatints. Captain Parry's expeditions to the North Pole are briefly mentioned (pp. 35-36), as well as the eruptions of the Vesuvius in 79 and on 7 October 1727 (pp. 53-67). With a bookplate on paste-down and a manuscript note on first flyleaf. A few leaves slightly browned. Boards a bit thumbed and slightly worn along the spine. Overall in good condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
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        [Scrap album of pictures cut out of prints].[Netherlands?, ca. 1790]. Folio (33 x 20.5 cm). A scrap album containing about 350 pictures clipped out of hand-coloured engraved prints, some with engraved texts in Dutch, French or German, and 5 of birds with real feathers in many colours mounted on the engraving to make the birds' bodies. Modern sheepskin made from old materials.

      A scrap album compiled ca. 1790 by clipping about 350 pictures out of hand-coloured engraved prints covering a wide variety of subjects and mounting them on the rectos of the album leaves. Each picture (from 1.5 x 2.5 cm to 19 x 29 cm) has been carefully cut out just outside the lines of the image itself, sometimes including thin lines connecting different parts of a scene. Several include engraved texts in Dutch, French or German, which (along with the Dutch paper of the album leaves) suggests a Dutch origin. Several series can be recognised. The prints include a French political cartoon only months before the beginning of the French Revolution, Islamic figures with German captions including one signed by the Nürnberg print publisher Johann Christoph Schmidhammer (ca. 1715?-ca. 1775/85?), a group of Far Eastern figures including one signed by the Augsburg print engraver and publisher Martin Engelbrecht (1684-1756), and the other prints seem likely to date from the period ca. 1750-ca. 1790 as well. They include series of costumes, trades, hunting scenes, carriages, musicians, military scenes, ships and boats, village and pastoral scenes, plants, animals, Jewish religious ceremonies, and more. Twenty-eight or twenty-nine come from an engraved Robinson Crusoe with French captions.The last leaf with a hole torn in the gutter margin, and a stain (from a plant pressed in the book?) slightly affecting one print, but generally in fine condition. Binding very good. A fascinating collection of pictures from 18th-century coloured prints, many from very rare series.

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        Reizen naar vreemde landen, in het hoekje van den haard.Amsterdam, Diederichs brothers, [1829]. 16mo. With 12 double-page aquatint views by W.H. Hoogkamer, 6 in grey tint and 6 in sepia. Original publisher's printed yellow paper covered boards.

      NCC (2 copies); Saakes IX, p. 392; not in WorldCat. First(?) edition of an illustrated story book telling about the wonders of the world, with its title refering to the very popular motto of "travelling while sitting by the fire". It is written in the form of a dialogue between a father, a mother, their children, and some guests, often travellers, who visit the family. Their conversations discuss various cities and "wonders" from all over the world: Jerusalem, Bern, Gibraltar, the harbour of Rio de Janeiro, the Palais Royal at Paris, Egyptians rowing on the Nile, Naples and Pompeii, a huge iceberg seen by Captain Edward Parry (1790-1855), a water company at Malacca, all depicted on the double-page aquatints. Captain Parry's expeditions to the North Pole are briefly mentioned (pp. 35-36), as well as the eruptions of the Vesuvius in 79 and on 7 October 1727 (pp. 53-67). With a bookplate on paste-down and a manuscript note on first flyleaf. A few leaves slightly browned. Boards a bit thumbed and slightly worn along the spine. Overall in good condition.

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        Sammlung auserlesener Freymaurer-Lieder zum Gebrauch der Logen und andrer Freunde des Gesangs.

      (Kempten), 1790.. Mit 6 gest. Textvignetten. 3 Bll., 170 S., 1 Bl. Pappband d. Zt. Wolfstieg 25035: "Enthält 63 Lieder ohne Noten. Erschien auch unter dem Titel Sammlung für die Loge zur aufgehenden Sonne in Kempten ". - Enthält auf den SS. 130-131 die als solche in der Forschung bezeichnete "Version II" des "Fräuleinlied für Freymaurer" von Matthias Claudius. - Mit Besitzeintrag des Logenmitglieds Lud. Alb. Straus(s) und Vermerk auf Titel "gehörig Loge Carl zu drei Ulmen, Ulm". - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Berieben und bestoßen. Tls. stockfleckig.

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        Reizen naar vreemde landen, in het hoekje van den haard.Amsterdam, Diederichs brothers, [1829]. 16mo. With 12 double-page aquatint views by W.H. Hoogkamer, 6 in grey tint and 6 in sepia. Original publisher's printed yellow paper covered boards.

      - NCC (2 copies); Saakes IX, p. 392; not in WorldCat. First(?) edition of an illustrated story book telling about the wonders of the world, with its title refering to the very popular motto of "travelling while sitting by the fire". It is written in the form of a dialogue between a father, a mother, their children, and some guests, often travellers, who visit the family. Their conversations discuss various cities and "wonders" from all over the world: Jerusalem, Bern, Gibraltar, the harbour of Rio de Janeiro, the Palais Royal at Paris, Egyptians rowing on the Nile, Naples and Pompeii, a huge iceberg seen by Captain Edward Parry (1790-1855), a water company at Malacca, all depicted on the double-page aquatints. Captain Parry's expeditions to the North Pole are briefly mentioned (pp. 35-36), as well as the eruptions of the Vesuvius in 79 and on 7 October 1727 (pp. 53-67). With a bookplate on paste-down and a manuscript note on first flyleaf. A few leaves slightly browned. Boards a bit thumbed and slightly worn along the spine. Overall in good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Veduta della Piazza d'Arezzo

      Livorno 1790 - Dimensioni 435 315mm

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        A New And Complete Illustration Of The Occult Sciences: Or, The Art of foretelling future Events and Contingencies, By The Aspects, Positions, and Influences, of the Heavenly Bodies. Founded On Natural Philosophy, Scripture, Reason, and the Mathematics.

      London: Printed For The Proprietor, And Sold By C. Stalker...MDCCXC (1790), Parts 2-4, Printed For The Proprietor; And Sold By Champante And Whitlow...MDCCXCII (1792). All Four Parts in One Volume, Collated and Complete: Part I. AN Enquiry into, and Defense of, Astrology...", Part II. EXAMPLES for acquiring a Practical Knowledge of Astrology...", Part III. METEOROLOGICAL Astrology defined and explained. Part IV. THE Distinction between Astrology and the Diabolical Practice of Exorcism ; ". Contemporary, Unquestionably Original boards (see below). All original 29 plates present, and properly bound as called for, with copious tables, diagrams, and figures. General age and wear to binding. Leather boards well worn to the point of feeling like suede, later 1/4 Leather spine. As above, boards are original, with previous owner on endpaper, placed, and dated 1795. Second, elaborate ownership of the same owner to flyleaf. Two smaller previous owners follow. Old cloth binding tape reinforced hinges. Sewn binding tight. Bookseller stamp "The Aquarian Book Service... W.C.1", to front pastedown, small Bookseller ticket "Mason's Bookshop...", to rear pastedown. Internally, All page margins full, Untrimmed, and Unmarked without marginalia. First Printed in 1784, this 1790 Edition was the first to carry the title "...Occult Sciences...", instead of "...Celestial Science...", and precedes the "New Edition" of 1794. Variants abound when found (different Title pages, combined various printing dates), with this copy consistent, bound thus, (i-x), lacking "Questions" (xi-xii), as always and suspected as issued (said to have been removed since the 1788 Edition, and all subsequent printings), 13-1126. Index 1126-1130, mis-numbered ( 1125 ) as always. Part 1 - London: Printed For The Proprietor, And Sold By C. Stalker...MDCCXC (1790): Frontis. (i-x) 13-618. Part 2 - London: Printed For The Proprietor; And Sold By Champante And Whitlow...MDCCXCII (1792) : Title/"Michell" plate No. 27 / pp. 619-914. Part 3 - London: Printed For The Proprietor; And Sold By Champante And Whitlow...MDCCXCII (1792) : pp. 915-1056. Part 4 - London: Printed For The Proprietor; And Sold By Champante And Whitlow...(Undated) : pp. 1057-1126. Index ( 1125 ), sic. 1127-1130. As always, other mispagination as follows: Lacking 28-39 (numbers omitted, but complete, without loss of text), 337 for 313, 399-402 for 339-342, 58 for 558, 1038 doubled, then skipping 1042 (1041/1043). As above, Index mis-numbered ( 1125 ) as always. Wear to binding noted, but still VeryGood Antiquarian condition of an Uncommon Edition, and truly scarce, being complete with all original plates correctly bound.. First Thus, First Issue. Full-Leather. Very Good. Very Thick 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Heavy, Oversized Safely and Securely Packed.

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        Etrennes du Parnasse Avec mélange de littérature françoise et étrangère EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Belin, 1790. Fine. Chez Belin, à Paris 1790, in-18 (8x14cm), 216pp., relié. - Edition on blue paper. Full red morocco iced time. Smooth back decorated. Part of title and volume number in black morocco. Triple fillet border on covers. Inner wheel. Gilt edges. Nice copy. Calendar year, numerous pieces of poetry and anonymous, some signed by the publisher Baude Cross, excerpts from Saadi, fables, etc ... --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier bleuté. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge d'époque glacé. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Roulette intérieure. Tranches dorées. Bel exemplaire. Calendrier de l'année, de nombreuse pièces et poésies anonymes, certaines signées de l'éditeur Baude de la Croix, des extraits de Saadi, des fables, etc...

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        Odes, Cantates, Epîtres et Poésies Diverses [from: Collection des Auteurs Classiques François et Latins]

      Paris: P[ierre] Didot, Fils Aîné de F.A. Didot l'Aîné, 1790. One of 250 copies on papier vélin. xii, 560 pp. 4to. Contemporary red morocco, covers ruled in gilt to a simple panel design, spine with 5 raised bands, lettered in gilt in one, the rest with circular sunburst tool, a.e.g., gilt turn-ins, light blue silk moiré endpapers, by Bradel l'Aîné (his ticket on ffep). Extremities lightly rubbed, lower corner of front cover worn. One of 250 copies on papier vélin. xii, 560 pp. 4to. One in a series of works of French and Latin literature printed by Didot and originally published by the order of Louis XIV "pour l'education de Monseigneur le Dauphin." This copy finely bound by Bradel l'Aîné, with his ticket ("? Bradel l'Aîné, Succeseur du Sr. Derome, le Jeune son Oncle, Rue St Jacques ?"). Ramsden, French Bookbinders 1789-1848, p. 42

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        Description historique de l'Italie en forme de dictionnaire

      à Avignon: Chez Chambeau, 1790. Fine. Chez Chambeau, à Avignon 1790, in-8 (11x19cm), vij (1) 384pp. et (4) 404pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Seconde édition, réimpression chez le même éditeur de l'originale qui date de 1776. bindings - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition, réimpression chez le même éditeur de l'originale qui date de 1776. Elle est bien illustrée de 44 planches dont un frontispice (imprimée à Utrecht chez Guillaume van de Water et Jacques van Poolsum) et une grande carte d'Italie dépliante. Dans l'avis au relieur, un second frontispice est annoncée mais il n'a jamais été tiré, tous les exemplaires l'attestent ; en outre cet exemplaire contient 2 planches supplémentaires. Le frontispice a été relié au tome 2. Nombreuses planches dépliantes, dont le Château Saint-Ange, la place Saint-Marc, le Capitole... Une figure de la tarentule.  Sur la page de titre : Par M. de L. M. de l'Académie de Saint Luc à Rome. Reliures en plein veau flammé d'époque. Dos lisses ornés de trois beaux fers différents (oiseaux, fleurs) encadrés de guirlandes, une plume dans le caisson de bas. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Coiffe de queue du tome 2 légèrement élimée. Mors supérieur du tome 1 fendu en tête. Frottements en coiffes, mors et coins. 6 coins émoussés. Malgré quelques défauts, exemplaire très décoratif. Contenant 1°La géographie tant ancienne que moderne, l'état des royaumes, Républiques, Principautés, Etats & Villes qui composent cette contrée. 2°L'esprit de leur Gouvernement tant civil que politique. 3°Le Génie des Habitans, leurs Moeurs, leurs Usages & leur Commerce. 4°Un détail circonstancié des Monumens antiques.5° La description des Églises, Palais & Édifices publics, les Bibliothèques et les précieuses Collections qu'elles renferment. 6° Un détail des Peintures en Mosaïques & Tableaux répandus dans les Eglises & Galeries des Princes; l'historique de leurs sujets & le nom des Artistes qui les ont produit.  

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        Lettres Patentes Du Roi...

      Bordeaux, France, 1790. Very Good. THE HIGHLY IMPORTANT FIRST DOCUMENT GRANTING JEWS EQUALITY OF CITIZENSHIP IN EUROPE Proclamation of Equal Rights for Sephardic Jews of France in 1790 (HISTORIC BROADSIDE) Lettres Patentes Du Roi… [Letters Patent of the King… that those Jews known in France as Portuguese, Spanish and Avignonese Jews will continue to enjoy the rights of active citizens] Bordeaux, France: chez Michel Racle, Imprimeur de l’Intendance, [January 28] 1790. Broadside measures 21 inches x 15 inches with royal coat of arms insignia at top of sheet. Folds and age toning present with evidence of nail holes consistent with this notice having once been tacked up for public posting. THE EARLIEST PROCLAMATION IN EUROPE OF EQUAL RIGHTS FOR JEWS. On August 27, 1789, a newly created French National Assembly opened the doors to the French Revolution by approving “The Declaration of the Rights of Man”. Though freedom and equality were demanded of “all men”, they curiously did not include Jews. It was not until six months later that King Louis XVI, under political pressure, issued this open letter patent, dated January 28, 1790, granting equal rights to Jews, but only those of Sephardic extraction. “Louis, by the grace of God and the constitutional Law of the State…decrees… All the Portuguese, Spanish, and Avignonese Jews will continue to enjoy those rights which they have enjoyed up until now, and which are sanctioned in their favor by the Lettres Patents; consequently they will enjoy the rights of active citizens, when they fulfill the conditions required by the Assembly’s decrees…” On the eve of the Revolution, approximately 40,000 Jews were living in France. Those of Spanish and Portuguese extraction had been living quietly among the southern population, including Bordeaux and Avignon, since the end of the 15th century. They had integrated for survival, spoke French and were less observant in religious ritual, in some cases pretending to be “New Christians.” The Ashkenazim, on the other hand, were concentrated in Paris and Alsace in the north of France and spoke mainly Yiddish. This may explain why the Marranos were granted equality by the King a full year before their fellow Ashkenazim. After the great expulsion of 1492, European Jews had lived in a constant state of upheaval and insecurity but they did not vanish. England’s Oliver Cromwell readmitted them in 1655 and The Jewish Naturalization Act of 1753 finally granted citizenship, but not political rights, as these were still restricted by oath requirements. Surprisingly, Jews were not fully protected as citizens of the United States until 1824, when the Jew Bill in Maryland was enacted.

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        PROCLAMATION DU ROI, SUR LE DÉCRET DE L'ASSEMBLÉE NATIONALE, DU 3 AVRIL, POUR LA LIBERTÉ DU COMMERCE DE L'INDE AU-DELÀ DU CAP DE BONNE-ESPÉRANCE [caption title]

      Rouen: L. Oursel, 1790. 3pp. [with:] [PRINTED FORM LETTER, COMPLETED IN MANUSCRIPT, CONCERNING THE PROCLAMATION]. [N.p. 1790]. [1]p. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Light wear and soiling. Very good. Proclamation by the Revolutionary government of France, abolishing the monopoly of the French East India Company on trade beyond the Cape of Good Hope and declaring it open to all Frenchmen. The Compagnie des Indes Orientales was established in 1664 to compete with the British and Dutch East India companies. It had considerable difficulty maintaining itself financially through its long history, and it was finally liquidated in 1769. In 1785 it was reconstituted and granted a seven-year monopoly on trade beyond the Cape of Good Hope, but the French Revolution and the democratic zeal that accompanied it, put an end to that with the present decree. The brief proclamation is accompanied by a transmittal form from the Bureau Intermediane du Departement de Montivilliers, indicating that one copy of the proclamation was sent to the recipient.

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        [Scrap album of pictures cut out of prints].[Netherlands?, ca. 1790]. Folio (33 x 20.5 cm). A scrap album containing about 350 pictures clipped out of hand-coloured engraved prints, some with engraved texts in Dutch, French or German, and 5 of birds with real feathers in many colours mounted on the engraving to make the birds' bodies. Modern sheepskin made from old materials.

      A scrap album compiled ca. 1790 by clipping about 350 pictures out of hand-coloured engraved prints covering a wide variety of subjects and mounting them on the rectos of the album leaves. Each picture (from 1.5 x 2.5 cm to 19 x 29 cm) has been carefully cut out just outside the lines of the image itself, sometimes including thin lines connecting different parts of a scene. Several include engraved texts in Dutch, French or German, which (along with the Dutch paper of the album leaves) suggests a Dutch origin. Several series can be recognised. The prints include a French political cartoon only months before the beginning of the French Revolution, Islamic figures with German captions including one signed by the Nürnberg print publisher Johann Christoph Schmidhammer (ca. 1715?-ca. 1775/85?), a group of Far Eastern figures including one signed by the Augsburg print engraver and publisher Martin Engelbrecht (1684-1756), and the other prints seem likely to date from the period ca. 1750-ca. 1790 as well. They include series of costumes, trades, hunting scenes, carriages, musicians, military scenes, ships and boats, village and pastoral scenes, plants, animals, Jewish religious ceremonies, and more. Twenty-eight or twenty-nine come from an engraved Robinson Crusoe with French captions.The last leaf with a hole torn in the gutter margin, and a stain (from a plant pressed in the book?) slightly affecting one print, but generally in fine condition. Binding very good. A fascinating collection of pictures from 18th-century coloured prints, many from very rare series.

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        Les Arabes en Espagne.Paris, Dondey-Dupré and sons, 1824. 8vo. Contemporary paste-paper wrappers.

      - WorldCat (5 copies); cf. Pouillon (ed.), Dictionnaire des orientalistes de langue française, nouv. éd., p. 485; Melville & Ubayadli, Christians and Moors in Spain, p. 145. Rare offprint of an article on the Islamic conquest of Spain based on Arabic sources. The first part describes the conquest by Abd al-Rahman of the Visigothic Kingdom and the establishment of the Caliphate of Córdoba. In the second part, the author describes and admires the poetry of the region before giving the first (annotated) translation into French of the elegy written by Abu al-Baqa' al-Rundi (1204-1285) on the occasion of the conquest of several Moorish cities by Castile in 1267. In it, al-Rundi describes the fall of several civilizations including the Persian Empire and the Umayyad Caliphate, before lamenting the fall of several Andalusian cities and finally urging the Arabs of North-Africa "living tranquil and serene" to come to the aid of their brethren in Spain.Jean-Baptiste-André Grangeret de Lagrance (1790-1859) was a French Arabist and translator of Arabic poetry. He had studied Arabic and Persian with Silvestre de Sacy. In 1822 he became one of the founders of the Journal Asiatique, where he published "Les Arabes en Espagne".Binding somewhat worn and some browning at the edges; a good copy.

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        A TOUR UP THE STRAITS, FROM GIBRALTAR TO CONSTANTINOPLE. WITH THE LEADING EVENTS IN THE PRESENT WAR BETWEEN THE AUSTRIANS, RUSSIANS, AND THE TURKS, TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE YEAR 1789

      London: Published By Author,. Good with no dust jacket. 1790. Hardcover. 372 pages; 8vo, Punlisher's fullbound red straight-grained morocco, gilt, gilt spine panels, rough-cut edges; joitns & extremities often rubbed. Interesting contemporary commentaries and notes. Lengthy old ink annotations on title & facing blank as well as title back, old newspaper clippings on endpapers & front & back blanks. Inner denteles gilt. Armorial book plate of Leonard Bower on ffep recto. With subscriber's list. All edges gilt. 29 letters sent to friends in his trip to the Levant. Binding straight and solid. ; 0 .

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        Teilansicht, Liebfrauenkirche, "Vue d' Halberstadt. Dédiée à Son Altesse Sérénissime Madame Caroline, Princesse d' Hessen Homburg & Soeur de la Reine de Prusse etc., etc.".

      - altkol. Umrißkupferstich n. Nagel b. Morino & Company, um 1790, 23 x 32,5 Oben rechts mit Nummer "XXIX" bezeichnet.- Blick über einen Platz zum Dom.

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        Of London [heavily Extra-illustrated, Ct 3 Vols]

      London: : Printed for Robert Faulder. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1790. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED BY THE INSERTION OF ABOUT 300 ENGRAVED PORTRAITS AND VIEWS, foldouts etc. In 1790. Pennant published his "Account of London," which went through a large number of editions. It was written in the style of his previous works and contained information on things of historical interest in the parts of the capital to which his wanderings led him. Antique set of engravings of English historical figures and locations is bound in leather, with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the covers and spines. The spines show raised bands. There is moderate rubbing and chipping concentrated at the extremities. The bindings are sound. The text blocks of the first and third volumes are adorned with marbled endpapers, with the armorial bookplate of Joseph Harrison Brazier on the front pastedowns. There are ink inscriptions in Greek on a blank preliminary in the first volume. The pages show moderate age toning and scattered spotting/foxing. The work is profusely illustrated with engravings, including some fold-outs. 100's of engravings and text have been inserted, including images from Holland's "Herwologia Anglica." English History & Architecture Engraved Plates Leather Bindings Herwologia Anglica Pasted-In Additional Engravings Extra-illustrated. Single volume has bee expanded into three with insertions mounted on added blank leaves. Binding and text are VG. Sholarly bookplate From the library of Joseph Harrison Brazier, with his bookplate pasted to inner front cover. ; 15 .

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        Unicolour, bicolour and tricolour carnations].[The Netherlands or England?, ca. 1790?]. Imperial 16mo (16 x 11.5 cm). With a series of 44 gouache drawings on laid paper, each showing a single carnation on a black flower-shaped background, in three series, designated with letters and numbers. Mid-19th-century half tanned sheepskin.

      A curious set of carnation drawings, with each flower about 2½ to 3½ cm wide and 5 to 6½ cm tall and shown on a black flower-shaped background (6 to 10 petals, nearly all with serrated edges, probably intended to reflect the carnation form). Each carnation is drawn on the recto of a single leaf with a roman capital letter or roman or arabic numeral at the at the head and an indication of the colour category at the foot, both lettered in a style similar to late 18th-century roman printing types. They are arranged in three categories: 7 "uni color" (A-G), 20 "bi color" (I-XX) and 17 "tri color" (1-17). The book may have served as a practical collector's guide.The drawings are uniform in style and drawn on a single paper stock, watermarked: fleur-de-lis on a crowned shield above "4", "WR" and "C & I Honig". We date the drawings ca. 1790 based primarily on the style of the lettering and numbers in the drawings and partly on the style of the watermark. The paper was certainly made in North Holland and the marbled paper used for the (later) binding is most common in Germany, but the labels "uni color" etc. are in English, so it remains unclear where the drawings were made.In very good condition. The marbled paper of the binding is rubbed, but the binding is otherwise very good. A series of 44 colour gouache drawings of carnations.

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        A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty;

      London: George Nicol,, 1790. and the Subsequent Voyage of Part of the Crew, in the Ship's Boat, From Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch Settlement in the East Indies. Quarto (312 x 242 mm). Uncut in original blue paper wrappers. Housed in a custom dark-blue quarter morocco slipcase and matching chemise. With the folding engraved plan "A Copy of the Draught from which the Bounty's Launch was built" by Mackenzie, and 3 engraved charts by J. Walker after W. Harrison (2 of them folding). Bookplate of American attorney and stockbroker Charles C. Auchinloss (1881-1961); contemporary ownership inscription, "William Down", to title. Spine partially chipped, 20 mm-split to head of front joint, extending into a hairline crack part-way down the rear joint, wrappers variably browned, a few small pale damp-stains to front, scattered shallow chipping along extremities, sometime repaired on the fore edge of the rear wrapper, front inner hinge cracked but holding, contents tanned, occasional browning along edges, title page slightly marked, a few minor spots to the text, light offsetting from plates, very small hole to fold of chart facing p. 1, engraved plan browned and with a minor perforation, the image unaffected. A very good copy. First edition, in the original paper wrappers, of Bligh's personal account of "one of the most remarkable incidents in the whole of maritime history" (Hill), extremely rare thus, with a scattering of copies traced in commerce in original boards, invariably rebacked, the fragile wrappers of this copy representing an unmistakably lower level of sophistication. Bligh's Narrative was published two years before his full official version of the voyage and the mutiny in an effort to influence opinion in his favour. The story of Fletcher Christian's mutinous commandeering of the Bounty, and the setting adrift of Bligh and his 18 loyal crewmen on a 23-foot launch is a tale known to all, but "what is not so well known is that in the course of this hazardous journey Bligh took the opportunity to chart and name parts of the unknown north-east coast of New Holland as he passed along it — an extraordinary feat of seamanship" (Wantrup); the chart of discoveries along the north-east coast of Australia and Torres Strait represents "perhaps the most extensive work of coastal discovery undertake in the first few years of Australian settlement" (Parks) . Despite the film-fuelled condescension of posterity, it should be remembered that Bligh's skill as a navigator, perhaps second only to Cook in his time, and his courage as a seaman, ensured his continued employment by the Admiralty, and led to his election to the Royal Society and his appointment as governor of New South Wales. A remarkable survival.

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE MUTINY ON BOARD HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP BOUNTY; and the Subsequent Voyage of Part of the Crew, in the Ship's Boat, From Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, To Timor, a Dutch Settlement in the East Indies.

      London: George Nicol, bookseller to His Majesty, Pall-Mall, 1790. FIRST EDITION 1790. 4to, approximately 255 x 200 mm, 10 x 8 inches, trimmed copy, folding frontispiece plan of the of the Bounty's launch and three charts, 2 folding, pages: iv, - title page and advert leaf, [1]- 88, bound in quarter red morocco with gilt lettering and rules, marbled boards and endpapers replaced when bound. Plan of the Bounty unevenly trimmed with loss to ruled borders, 1 chart trimmed with loss of about an inch to lower part, no loss to image except border, small neat repair to blank side of large folding plate of the track of the Bounty and three tiny pinholes just above the repair, small neat repair to top blank margin of last page, signs of adhesion or paper fault affecting final 2 pages, 2 letters inked in, tiny closed tear to margin of advert leaf neatly repaired, a few pages have shallow creases, small pale brown stain to 1 page, otherwise a very good copy. See: The Parsons Collection, Rare Pacific Voyage Books From the Collection of David Parsons, by Hordern House, Part II, No. 151; this copy is the copy listed there; The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, page 26; Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, Volume 1, page 33; Jonathan Wantrup, Australian Rare Books 1788-1900, page 128; Bibliotheca Polynesiana by Bjarne Kroepelien, page 32, No.87. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales with Sixty-five plates of Non descript Animals, Birds, Lizards, Serpents, curious Cones of Trees and other Natural Productions

      London: J. Debrett, 1790. The uncut edges just a little dusted, otherwise absolutely fine.. Quarto, engraved title and 65 handcoloured plates; bound with the list of subscribers, early owner's inscription on first page of text; a remarkably large copy with wide margins, completely uncut; in a good modern calf binding. A superb and very large untrimmed copy of the rare coloured issue. This is the deluxe issue of the first edition of this famous First Fleet book in which the plates were coloured by hand. Especially in this form, White's Journal is one of the most beautiful of Australian colour-plate books, and one of the most attractive, as well as one of the earliest, Australian bird books. The book was an immediate success on publication, with subscribers alone accounting for seven hundred copies. It is a travel and ornithological classic by a medical voyager: John White was chief surgeon of the First Fleet, and was particularly successful in that he overcame serious medical problems in appalling conditions both on the voyage out and when the settlement was founded. He was also a keen amateur naturalist and after arriving at Port Jackson found time to accompany Phillip on two journeys of exploration. On joining the First Fleet he had begun to keep a journal in which he made notes about birds in the new colony. It was this manuscript which formed the nucleus of his journal.The natural history content makes White's particularly noteworthy amongst the First Fleet journals. Many of the plates were drawn in England by leading natural history artists of the day, such as Sarah Stone and Frederick Nodder, from original sketches done in the colony. White's interest in natural history continued until he left New South Wales in December 1794. When the convict artist Thomas Watling arrived in the colony in October 1792 he was assigned to White and in the next two years made many drawings of birds for him. It is possible that White himself had some skill as an artist and that he was responsible for the original sketches of some of the engravings here.White's journal also contains a good description of the voyage from London, with long, detailed accounts of the stops at Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town and of the colonial voyages to Norfolk Island.As Wantrup points out in a lengthy discussion in Australian Rare Books, the number of "points" that have interested collectors in the past are really rather pointless now that many copies have been properly described. However in the interest of completeness, we note that this copy: 1) has the standard form of the List of Plates; 2) has the List of Subscribers, which is not always present; 3) has the draughtsmen's names somewhat faintly printed (as we know to be normal) but certainly not deteriorated; and 4) has the earlier uncancelled state of the Wattled Merops text on p.240, no longer thought to be the great rarity that it once was. This copy does not contain 4 pp. advertisements sometimes found but by no means present in all copies. Provenance: Caroline Grevis (1774-1818), inscription on first page of text dated 30 December 1815; Alan Wambeek, modern bookplate.

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        Domus Senatoria Coloniae Augustae Agrippinensium - Das Statt Collnische Radt Haus.

      - Kupferstich v. Franz Xaver Laporterie, um 1790, 39,5 x 39 cm Seltene Ansicht des Rathauses Merlo Sp. 522 ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        Gesamtansicht, "Vue de Freyenwalde.".

      - altkol. Umrißkupferstich n. Nagel b. Morino & Company, um 1790, 26 x 39,2 Sehr selten! Oben rechts mit Nummer "XIX" bezeichnet.- Blick über die alte Oder zur Stadt, links eine Holzbrücke. Mit Widmung an Pauline Christine Wilhelmine zur Lippe (geborene Prinzessin von Anhalt-Bernburg, seit 1796 Fürstin zur Lippe; * 23. Februar 1769 in Ballenstedt - 29. Dezember 1820 in Detmold).

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        A Vindication of the Rights of Men, in a Letter to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke; occasioned by his Reflections on the Revolution in France.

      London: for J. Johnson, 1790 - Octavo (220 x 132 mm). Recently bound in buff cloth-backed blue boards to style. Bristol University bookplate to front pastedown, small blind embossed stamps to title and last page, remnants of small label to lower corner of front pastedown, with Wollstonecraft's name hand written on the title page. Extremities lightly rubbed, rear backstrip a little stained, some minor foxing to contents, small nick to fore edge of sig. D8 and F7, overall an excellent copy. First edition, the first of many replies disputing the controversial and conservative assumptions made in Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France, also published in 1790, and an important precursor to her subsequent work, A Vindication of the Rights of Women, published two years later. "Mary's fervour for the principles of the Revolution developed rapidly and was unmixed with any doubts; having learnt her politics from the Dissenters, she continued to adopt their attitudes and followed their particular struggles sympathetically. On the 4 November, the anniversary of the 1688 revolution in England, Dr. Price delivered a sermon at the Old Jewery meeting house in which he defined the nature of civil liberty. This speech sparked Burke's infuriation and led to his Reflections Mary read them at once, and seeing the principles she had so unhesitatingly taken up as her own under attack, and a smear set upon the good name of her beloved benefactor and teacher Dr. Price, she was in a fury of indignation The tone was impatient, the arguments sketchy. But it was redeemed by its dominant emotion, a humanitarian sympathy for the poor, and a passionate contempt for the wilful blindness of the privileged to what kept their system going" (Tomalin, pp. 93–5). Windle 4a. See Todd, Dictionary of British Women Writers and Tomalin, The Life & Death of Mary Wollstonecraft. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      - Paris, Cuchet, 1790. 8vo (19.6 x 12.5 cm). viii, 239 pp., engraved folding plate showing several geological layers of Derbyshire. Contemporary full mottled calf. Spine rich gilt with floral vignettes, small red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers, red edges.l An early natural history and geological monograph on Ireland and the Isle of Raghery (= Rathlin Island, Ireland), including a geological work by the German geologist Johann Jacob Ferber (1743-1790) on Derbyshire in England. The author of this work is Reverend William Hamilton (1755-1797), an Irish cleric and magistrate who should not be confused with his contemporary namesake, William Hamilton, the volcanologist. He provided the first really detailed description of the geologically diverse and interesting northern coast of Ireland. Ward and Carozzi mention several similar English titles, as well as the German edition of the second paper by Ferber, which has a separate title page but consecutive page numbering. Of the latter, the British Museum library catalogue only lists the 1808 edition. Extremities a bit rubbed, front top joint starting. Otherwise a very good, clean copy. Rare. Cat. BM(NH) 2 p. 566. Ward & Carozzi, 797, 1006-1008. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Piemont

      Parma 1790 - Rarissima carta da gioco pubblicata a Parma nel 1790 (ma incisa a Roma da Marco di Pietro). La carta fa parte del set di carte da gioco 'Geografia dell'Europa'. L’unico set completo conosciuto è al British Museum (oggi British Library) nella collezione di Lady Charlotte Schreiber (1812 – 1895). Traduttrice e donna d’affari, durante la sua vita mise insieme una vasta collezione di carte da gioco dei vari Paesi. La Geografia dell'Europa è un set di 77 carte, ciascuna delle quali è decorata con una mappa di una regione d'Europa. Il mazzo di carte è destinato al gioco tarocchi, ma invece che i cinque semi tradizionali - coppe, spade, denari, bastoni e arcani maggiori– abbiamo 5 tipologie di carte distinte da cinque colori corrispondenti ai diversi territori che vi sono rappresentati: il marrone indica l’Italia; il rosso la Germania; il verde la Francia; il giallo la Spagna e il blu il resto d’Europa. La carta "Spiegazione du Jeu", che prende il posto del Matto, porta il nome dell'incisore, "Gr. Par Marco di Pietro a Roma," mentre sulla carta del Mondo è riportato "Pour le Royal College des Nobles de Parme." Le iscrizioni sono in lingua francese. Il verso delle carte è decorato con lo stemma della città di Parma. Incisione su rame, coloritura originale, in ottime condizioni. Extremely rare playing card published in Parma in 1790 (but engraved in Rome by Marco di Pietro). The map is part of the 'Geography of Europe' set of playing cards. The only known set of this cards was inn the British Museum (now British Library) in the collection of Lady Charlotte Schreiber. The late Lady Charlotte Schreiber formed during her lifetime an extensive collection of the Playing-Cards of various countries Geography of Europe; Parma, 1790. Imperfect pack of 77, each being a map of some part of Europe. It is arranged to be used for the tarocchi game, but the five divisions, cups, swords, coins, clubs, and atutti, are indicated only by borders of five different colours, brown, red, green, yellow, and blue. The first is devoted to Italy, the second to Germany, Switzerland, and the Low Countries, the third to France, the fourth to Spain and Portugal, and the fifth to the rest of Europe. The " Explication du Jeu," which takes the place of Matto, bears the engraver's name, " Gr. par Marco di Pietro a Rome," and No. XXI of the atutti, which is a " Mappe-monde," is inscribed " Pour le Royal College des Nobles de Parme." Inscriptions all in French. Backs decorated with the arms of Parma. Copperplate with original colour, very good condition. Tooley, Dictionary, p. 431; F O'Donoghue, Playing cards bequeathed by Lady C. Schreiber (1901), p.10, n. 30. Dimensioni 67 110mm

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        Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales with Sixty-five plates of Non descript Animals, Birds, Lizards, Serpents, curious Cones of Trees and other Natural Productions.

      London: J. Debrett, 1790. Quarto, engraved title and 65 handcoloured plates; bound with the list of subscribers, early owner's inscription on first page of text; a remarkably large copy with wide margins, completely uncut; in a good modern calf binding. A superb and very large untrimmed copy of the rare coloured issue. This is the deluxe issue of the first edition of this famous First Fleet book in which the plates were coloured by hand. Especially in this form, White's Journal is one of the most beautiful of Australian colour-plate books, and one of the most attractive, as well as one of the earliest, Australian bird books. The book was an immediate success on publication, with subscribers alone accounting for seven hundred copies. It is a travel and ornithological classic by a medical voyager: John White was chief surgeon of the First Fleet, and was particularly successful in that he overcame serious medical problems in appalling conditions both on the voyage out and when the settlement was founded. He was also a keen amateur naturalist and after arriving at Port Jackson found time to accompany Phillip on two journeys of exploration. On joining the First Fleet he had begun to keep a journal in which he made notes about birds in the new colony. It was this manuscript which formed the nucleus of his journal.The natural history content makes White's particularly noteworthy amongst the First Fleet journals. Many of the plates were drawn in England by leading natural history artists of the day, such as Sarah Stone and Frederick Nodder, from original sketches done in the colony. White's interest in natural history continued until he left New South Wales in December 1794. When the convict artist Thomas Watling arrived in the colony in October 1792 he was assigned to White and in the next two years made many drawings of birds for him. It is possible that White himself had some skill as an artist and that he was responsible for the original sketches of some of the engravings here.White's journal also contains a good description of the voyage from London, with long, detailed accounts of the stops at Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town and of the colonial voyages to Norfolk Island.As Wantrup points out in a lengthy discussion in Australian Rare Books, the number of "points" that have interested collectors in the past are really rather pointless now that many copies have been properly described. However in the interest of completeness, we note that this copy: 1) has the standard form of the List of Plates; 2) has the List of Subscribers, which is not always present; 3) has the draughtsmen's names somewhat faintly printed (as we know to be normal) but certainly not deteriorated; and 4) has the earlier uncancelled state of the Wattled Merops text on p.240, no longer thought to be the great rarity that it once was. This copy does not contain 4 pp. advertisements sometimes found but by no means present in all copies. Provenance: Caroline Grevis (1774-1818), inscription on first page of text dated 30 December 1815; Alan Wambeek, modern bookplate. The uncut edges just a little dusted, otherwise absolutely fine.

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        Leben des Sophokles. Hrsg. v. Johann Joachim Eschenburg.

      Berlin, Voß 1790. VIII,172 S. Späterer Halbleder auf vier falschen Bünden mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. - WG. 92. - Bereits 1760 mit dem Titel \"Sophokles. Erstes Buch. Aus dem Leben des Dichters\" gedruckt, wurde das Werk erst 1790 um das Vorwort u. Anmerkungen Eschenburgs erweitert aus dem Nachlaß veröffentlicht. Das häufig fehlende Titelblatt von 1760 ist hier vor dem Text Lessings eingebunden. Ursprünglich sollte der \"Sophokles\" aus vier Büchern bestehen. - Kanten minimal beschabt, Exlibris, leicht stockfleckig, eine Seite mit Anmerkung von alter Hand. Gutes Exemplar der seltenen Ausgabe. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Ältere Literatur

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        Prospectus d'un Canal de Navigation, de vingt-cinq lieues de longueur, qui, en liant la jonction du Rhône et de la Saône à la Loire, avec celle du Rhin au Danube, et autres fleuves intermédiaires, feroit communiquer, par les frontières de l'Alsace et de la Franche-Comté, toutes les Mers qui environnent l'Europe.

      (à la fin:) A Paris, de l'imprimerie de P. D. Pierres, 1790. - in-4. 23pp. Cartonnage moderne genre ancien. Edition Originale. Très rare opuscule dans lequel l'ingénieur français Claude Quentin La Chiche (1719-1802) exposait son projet de joindre le Rhin au Rhône par un canal navigable grâce auquel "la France deviendroit le magasin et la balance des affaires de toute l'Europe". D'abord écarté dans un premier temps, le projet avait été repris à son compte par l'ingénieur Philippe Bertrand (1730-1811) qui avait pu initier les travaux de jonction du Rhône à la Saône dès 1783 malgré les protestations de La Chiche qui, mis à la retraite et dépossédé de son invention, vit son rival chargé d'exécuter son projet et mourut en 1802 sans en avoir vu l'achèvement. Les travaux, interrompus par la Révolution Française, reprirent en 1808 et l'ouvrage ne fut finalement pas mis en service avant 1833. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage en Suisse par M. William Coxe. Traduit de l'anglois (par T. Mandar). En 3 volumes.

      Paris, Letellier, 1790, - in-8vo, VII (+ 1 bl.) + 454 p. + IV / 2 ff. + 432 p. + 2ff de table + 1 f. bl. / 2 ff. + 463 p. (+ 1 bl.) + 2 grandes cartes repliées (Picquet direx.) + 1 panorama repl. + 4 planches de fig. repl. (gravées par N. Ramsonnette), reliure en plein veau d'époque, dos richement orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison contrastées, double filet doré sur les plats, coiffes touchées, bel exemplaire. Première édition de cette traduction française, exemplaire complet de la grande carte de la Suisse, et celle du Mont Blanc et des Alpes adjacentes, le panorama repl. (une vue des Alpes depuis les environs de Berne), une vue repl. (lacs de Thoune et de Brienz vue prise du sommet du Niess), et 3 planches de fig. repl. (le pont de bois de Wettingen, des bouquetins, une tête de vautour). Dans le vol. 3, dès la p. 364 jusqu'au p.438 il y a une ?Faunula Helvetica ou Catalogue des quadrupèdes, des Oiseaux, des amphibies, des Poissons & des animaux testacées de la Suisse, mis en ordre, & présenté selon le système de Linné: avec des renvois à la Zoologie britannique de MM. Pennant, aux ouvrages de M. Brisson & d'autres auteurs. Certaines espèces n'ont pas trouvé leurs traduction en français !Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Cf. Wäber BSL III/39; Barth 17236; Quérard II/327; Hoefer NBG XII/318; de Beer, Travellers in Switzerland p. 55; Perret 1159. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        England and Wales, drawn from the most accurate surveys containing all the cities, boroughs, market towns & villages

      Londra 1790 - Dettagliata mappa murale di Inghilterra e Galles, con l'indicazione precisa di strade, città, distanze, centri urbani ecc, incisa da John Rocque - prolifico cartografo inglese del XVIII sec. Questa mappa è pubblicata nell'atlante curato da Thomas Kitchin A General Atlas Describing the Whole Universe, pubblicato a Lodra da Robert Sayer nel 1790. Incisione su rame, impressa su quattro fogli grandi uniti insieme, coloritura coeva dei confini. In ottimo stato di conservazione. A very detailed map of England and Wales showing roads by type, cities, distances, market towns, latitude and longitude of important places, villages with and without stages, distances from London, and more. John Rocque was a prolific map maker in London during the 18th century. This map as well as his two sheet map of Ireland appeared in Thomas Kitchin's A General Atlas Describing the Whole Universe of 1790. Shows forested areas, classified roads with distances, etc. Relief shown pictorially. Includes inset map of the Isles of Scilly and drawings of ships. Engraved map printed on 4 sheets comprising. Counties in outline color. In very good contion. Dimensioni 1100 800mm

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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 the Acorn

      London: J. Nichols, for the Author, 1790. Small quarto. 23, [1]pp, plus 10 engraved plates. Expertly bound to style in period tree calf, flat spine giltScarce work on the oak trees of North Nottinghamshire.As a retired Royal Artillery officer, Rooke dedicated his time to the study of local archaeology and natural history, with a particular fondness for the trees of his native Nottinghamshire. The Major Oak is named in his honor.ESTC T68761.

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        Klosterruinen, "Vue du Mont Petersberg. Dediée a S. a. S. Royale Madame la Princesse Sophie Albertine de Suede Princesse Abesse de Quedlinbourg etc. etc.".

      - altkol. Umrißkupferstich v. Nagel b. Morino & Company, um 1790, 24,7 x 35 Sehr selten ! Vorliegendes Blatt ohne die Nummerierung "XVII" oben rechts. - Blick vom Bergweg zur Ruine.

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        Unicolour, bicolour and tricolour carnations].[The Netherlands or England?, ca. 1790?]. Imperial 16mo (16 x 11.5 cm). With a series of 44 gouache drawings on laid paper, each showing a single carnation on a black flower-shaped background, in three series, designated with letters and numbers. Mid-19th-century half tanned sheepskin.

      - A curious set of carnation drawings, with each flower about 2½ to 3½ cm wide and 5 to 6½ cm tall and shown on a black flower-shaped background (6 to 10 petals, nearly all with serrated edges, probably intended to reflect the carnation form). Each carnation is drawn on the recto of a single leaf with a roman capital letter or roman or arabic numeral at the at the head and an indication of the colour category at the foot, both lettered in a style similar to late 18th-century roman printing types. They are arranged in three categories: 7 "uni color" (A-G), 20 "bi color" (I-XX) and 17 "tri color" (1-17). The book may have served as a practical collector's guide.The drawings are uniform in style and drawn on a single paper stock, watermarked: fleur-de-lis on a crowned shield above "4", "WR" and "C & I Honig". We date the drawings ca. 1790 based primarily on the style of the lettering and numbers in the drawings and partly on the style of the watermark. The paper was certainly made in North Holland and the marbled paper used for the (later) binding is most common in Germany, but the labels "uni color" etc. are in English, so it remains unclear where the drawings were made.In very good condition. The marbled paper of the binding is rubbed, but the binding is otherwise very good. A series of 44 colour gouache drawings of carnations.

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        ÍNDICE ÚLTIMO DE LOS LIBROS PROHIBIDOS Y MANDADOS EXPURGAR: PARA TODOS LOS REYNOS Y SEÑORÍOS DEL CATÓLICO REY DE LAS ESPAÑAS EL SEÑOR DON CARLOS IV

      Imprenta de Don Antonio Sancha, Madrid 1790 - "Contiene en resumen todos los Libros puestos en el Índice Expurgatorio del año 1747, y en los Edictos posteriores, hasta fin de Diciembre de 1789. Formado y arreglado con toda claridad y diligencia, por mandato del Excmo. Sr. D. Agustín Rubín de Cevallos, Inquisidor General, y Señores del Supremo Consejo de la Santa General Inquisición: impreso de su orden, con arreglo al Exemplar visto y aprobado por dicho Supremo Consejo". XL + 305 págs. + "Suplemento al índice expurgatorio del año de 1790 que contiene los libros prohibidos y mandados expurgar en todos los Reynos y Señoríos del Católico Rey de España el Sr. D. Carlos IV, desde el Edicto de 13 de diciembre del año de 1789 hasta el 25 de agosto de 1805". Madrid, en la Imprenta Real, año de 1805. 57 págs. Excelente papel y calidad de impresión. Encuadernación de época en plena piel dorada en el lomo. Guardas originales de papel de aguas. La piel está rozada. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Iter Bogen der angekündigten Situations Charte, aufgenommen und gezeichnet durch Haass Artillerie Lieutenant zu Darmstadt gestochen von C. Felsing in Darmstadt.':.

      - Kupferstich v. Johann C. Felsing in Darmstadt n. Johann H. Haas, 1790, 51 x 62 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. S. 205. - Sehr detaillierte Karte aus der 24teiligen Militärkarte von Haas. - Zeigt das Gebiet Darmstadt-Wixhausen, Eberstadt, Griesheim und Roßdorf. - Mittig Darmstadt. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste.

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        Sammlung gemischter litterarischer Aufsätze der deutschen Gesellschaft der Freunde der Wissenschaften in Schemnitz. Mit 2 Kupfertafeln.

      Schemnitz, Johann Franz Sulzer 1790. - Vgl. Grimm. Wörterbuch 11,2401 - vermutlich der einzige, von einer in der slowakischen Bergbaustadt Banska Stiavnica um 1790 gegründeten ?Gesellschaft der Freunde der Wissenschaften in Schemnitz? herausgegebene, Sammelband. Der Band enthält, neben Aufsätzen, die vorwiegend den Bergbau zum Thema haben, vor allem belletristische Beiträge. Die, auch lokalhistorisch informative, Vorrede umfasst die Statuten der Gesellschaft, sowie ausführliche Erläuterungen bezüglich der Bedingungen u. der Rechte an den eingereichten Texten. Äußerst selten und nur in wenigen Bibliotheken nachzuweisen, wird der Band jedoch im ?Deutschen Wörterbuch? der Gebrüder Grimm zitiert. Nicht bei NUC u. GV. Nicht in der ÖNB. - 1735 kam es in Schemnitz zur Gründung einer Bergschule. 1770 erfolgte die Erhebung zur Bergakademie für das ganze Habsburgerreich und die gleichzeitige Auflösung aller anderen noch bestehenden privaten Lehranstalten. Eine 1762 an der Universität Prag eingerichtete Lehrkanzel für Bergwirtschaft wurde 1772 hierher verlegt. Schemnitz gilt damit als die älteste Berbauakademie der Welt. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG. 8°. XIV, 1 nn. Bll., 362 S., 3 nn. Bll., 2 gef., gest. Taf., mit e. Tielblattvignette, zwei Kopfleisten, e. Kopfstück u. e. Schlussvignette. Marmorierter Lederband d. Zeit, mit Rückenschildchen und reicher Rückenverzierung in Goldprägung, Einbanddeckel mit Streicheisenlinien, Vorsatz aus zweifärbig bedrucktem Buntpapier, Buchschnitt rotgefärbt, wenig bestoßen, berieben, Einbanddeckel gelockert, Gelenken etwas eingerissen, mit Wurmgängen, Lederbezug am Rücken rissig, an den Kapitalen schadhaft, Seiten durchgehend schwach gebräunt, bzw. braunfleckig. Mit verblasstem Rundstempel und Besitzvermerk von alter Hand am Titelblatt, sowie einer alten Bleistiftanmerkung (1846) am vorderen fliegenden Vorsatzblatt verso. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Icones Pictae Plantarum Rariorum

      First Edition. Folio. 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.

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE MUTINY ON BOARD HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP BOUNTY; and the Subsequent Voyage of Part of the Crew, in the Ship's Boat, From Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, To Timor, a Dutch Settlement in the East Indies.

      London: George Nicol, bookseller to His Majesty, Pall-Mall, 1790.. FIRST EDITION 1790. 4to, approximately 255 x 200 mm, 10 x 8 inches, trimmed copy, frontispiece plan of the of the Bounty's launch and three charts, 2 folding, pages: iv, - title page and advert leaf, [1]- 88, bound in quarter red morocco with gilt lettering and rules, marbled boards and endpapers replaced when bound. Plan of the Bounty unevenly trimmed with loss to ruled borders, 1 chart trimmed with loss of about an inch to lower part, no loss to image except border, small neat repair to blank side of large folding plate of the track of the Bounty and three tiny pinholes just above the repair, small neat repair to top blank margin of last page, signs of adhesion or paper fault affecting final 2 pages, 2 letters inked in, tiny closed tear to margin of advert leaf neatly repaired, a few pages have shallow creases, small pale brown stain to 1 page, otherwise a very good copy. See: The Parsons Collection, Rare Pacific Voyage Books From the Collection of David Parsons, by Hordern House, Part II, No. 151; The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, page 26; Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, Volume 1, page 33; Jonathan Wantrup, Australian Rare Books 1788-1900, page 128; Bibliotheca Polynesiana by Bjarne Kroepelien, page 32, No.87. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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

      1790 - 2 tomes en 2 vol. , de I. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        La Pucelle d'Orléans, Poëme héroï-comique en dix-huit chants.

      - Londres, [i.e. Paris, Cazin], 1790. Petit in-12 (118 x 76 mm), plein chagrin bleu pétrole à grain écrasé, dos à 5 nerfs filetés or orné de compartiments garnis de doubles filets dorés, jeu de filets d'encadrement sur les plats, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (rel. vers 1860), (4), 264 p. (paginé 642 par erreur), portrait de Jeanne d'Arc, frontispice représentant Voltaire au côté de Jeanne d'Arc, 18 planches très libres. Rare édition illustrée de la suite connue sous le nom de "suite anglaise", bien complète du portrait de Jeanne d’Arc, du frontispice représentant Voltaire au côté de Jeanne d’Arc, ainsi que de 18 planches très libres imprimées sur papier fort, gravées par Duflos d’après les dessins de Marillier. Cette édition à la date de 1790, dans sa version illustrée est rare. Aucun exemplaire n’est recensé: elle manque à la BnF, au CCFr, à WorldCat ainsi qu’aux principales bibliographies (Pia, 'Livres de l’Enfer', Cohen, Gay, Dutel). (Cf. Bengesco, I, p. 486 et Corroënne, 'Manuel de Cazinophile', I, p. 93). Quelques petites rousseurs. Joli exemplaire, imprimé sur papier de Hollande, bien relié. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie HATCHUEL]
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        Les Arabes en Espagne.Paris, Dondey-Dupré and sons, 1824. 8vo. Contemporary paste-paper wrappers.

      WorldCat (5 copies); cf. Pouillon (ed.), Dictionnaire des orientalistes de langue française, nouv. éd., p. 485; Melville & Ubayadli, Christians and Moors in Spain, p. 145. Rare offprint of an article on the Islamic conquest of Spain based on Arabic sources. The first part describes the conquest by Abd al-Rahman of the Visigothic Kingdom and the establishment of the Caliphate of Córdoba. In the second part, the author describes and admires the poetry of the region before giving the first (annotated) translation into French of the elegy written by Abu al-Baqa' al-Rundi (1204-1285) on the occasion of the conquest of several Moorish cities by Castile in 1267. In it, al-Rundi describes the fall of several civilizations including the Persian Empire and the Umayyad Caliphate, before lamenting the fall of several Andalusian cities and finally urging the Arabs of North-Africa "living tranquil and serene" to come to the aid of their brethren in Spain.Jean-Baptiste-André Grangeret de Lagrance (1790-1859) was a French Arabist and translator of Arabic poetry. He had studied Arabic and Persian with Silvestre de Sacy. In 1822 he became one of the founders of the Journal Asiatique, where he published “Les Arabes en Espagne”.Binding somewhat worn and some browning at the edges; a good copy.

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        THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, OR UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE: CONTAINING ESSAYS ON AGRICULTURE- COMMERCE- MANUFACTURES- POLITICS- MORALS- AND MANNERS. VOL. VII. FROM JANUARY TO JUNE, 1790.

      Carey, Stewart and Co.,, Philadelphia: 1790 - Volume VII, Numbers I-VI [January 1790 - June 1790]. 344, 44 [Appendix I- Poetry], 44 [Appendix II- Public Papers], 44 [i.e., 40; Appendix III- Proceedings of Congress], 40 [Appendix IV- Foreign Intelligence], IV [Index] pp. Mild foxing and toning. Appendix IV [Foreign Intelligence] is missing pages 13-16. Else Very Good, in modern quarter calf and marbled boards. "The Printers" dedicate this Volume VII to Reverend John Carroll, Bishop Elect of the Catholic Church, in the United States." A Maryland native, Carroll founded Georgetown University. His cousin was the Signer Charles Carroll of Carrollton. The volume is a remarkable compilation of significant documents and events in the building of the new Nation. The Volume prints an interesting variety of Carey's favorite subjects: essays on manufactures, the U.S. debt, the West Indian trade, the influence of religion on civil society, commerce, exports and imports, capital punishment, freedom, taxation; letters from various public figures; and other significant documents. Appendix II prints the Constitution of the Maryland Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery and the Relief of Free Negroes, of which Samuel Chase and Luther Martin were honorary counselors. It also prints the proceedings of the First Congress proposing the adoption of the original twelve proposed constitutional amendments, and conveying them to the States; and the Address of the Roman Catholics of the United States to President Washington. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Governo della Toscana sotto il regno di sua Maestà il Re Leopoldo II

      Firenze, per Gaetano Cambiagi Stampatore Reale, 1790. In 4°, solida mz. perg. coeva con punte, dorso con nervi, pp.(4nn)-76- cc.(60) di dimostrazioni con 4 grandi prospetti ripiegati f.t. Interessante racconto di tutta l'amministrazione della finanza, della giustizia civile e criminale, del commercio, delle arti e del bene pubblico dal 1765 al dicembre 1789. Azienda del sale, gabelle dei contratti, azienda del tabacco, azienda delle carte da gioco, azienda della carta bollata, della Real Magona, azienda dei lotti, Uffizio delle Poste, Sigillo delle carni, Tassa di macine, Accademia di belle arti... Qualche lavoretto di tarlo al dorso peraltro splendido fresco es. impresso su carta azzurra.

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