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        Vue de la Sicile peintes par Ja. Ph. Hackert, gravées par B. A. Dunker

      Napoli 1790 - Vue de la Sicile peintes par Ja. Ph. Hackert, gravées par B. A. Dunker. Napoli, George Hackert, S. d. ma circa 1790. In-ottavo, legatura in cartonato verde del XX secolo (mm. 260 x 195). Dodici magnifiche vedute (ognuna 160 x 205 all’impronta del rame) dedicate a Maria Teresa Infante delle Due Sicilie. Rarissima "suite" completa, dove il tratto finissimo dell’incisore ha reso perfettamente la grande sensibilità pittorica del famoso pittore tedesco, tanto apprezzato da Goethe. La prima tavola con le rovine di Selinunte e la dedicatoria (con stemma) funge da frontespizio. Sono poi rappresentati otto templi di Agrigento, quello di Segesta, la Grotta delle Capre sull’Etna ed infine il cratere dell’Etna. Balthasar Anton Dunker (1746 Stralsund - 1807 Berna) è uno dei migliori traduttori a stampa delle opera di Hackert. L’editore George Hackert, incisore del Re delle Due Sicilie, era il fratello di Philipp. Ossidazioni sulla prima tavola col frontespizio, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Opera di grande rarità. Dimensioni [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

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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]

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        La Terra di Lavoro ed i Principati Citeriore ed Ulteriore

      Roma 1790 - - EDIZIONE ORIGINALE, COLORITURA COEVA - Importante e decorativa mappa 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, coloritura coeva dei contorni, leggere bruniture, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. L'Atlante del Cassini fu ristampato dalla Calcografia Camerale nel primo quarto del XIX secolo, prima del 1839. Solo gli esemplari di prima edizione come questo sono stampati su carta vergata coeva e sono colorati a mano in epoca. Le tirature del XIX secolo sono già su carta meccanica, priva di vergelle, e generalmente in bianco e nero. - FIRST EDITION, CONTEMPORARY OUTLINE COLOUR - The Italian painter and engraver, Giovanni Maria Cassini, produced this splendid map of as part of his epic three-volume atlas. Published in: Nuovo atlante geografico universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni. Roma, Calcografia camerale, 1792-1801. Cassini 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 with fine original hand colour, some foxing, otherwise in very good condition. The Cassini's Atlas was reprinted by the Calcografia Camerale in the first quarter of XIXth century (before 1839). Only the first edition of the atlas is printed on contemporary laid paper, while the late issue are on XIXth century paper and often without colour. Dimensioni 500 370mm

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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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        Le voyageur à Paris extrait du guide des amateurs et des étrangers voyageurs à Paris contenant une description sommaire, mais exacte, de tous les monumens, chef-d'?uvres des arts, établissemens utiles, & autres objets de curiosité que renferme cette capitale. ... 8e édition.

      Paris, Gatterey, 1790, 2 parties en 1 vol. in 12, de LXVI-280 pp. et XLIV-280 pp. 2ff. et 1 plan de Paris se dépl. en tête, pl. basane marbrée époque, dos lisse orné, coiffe sup. lég. restaurée sinon bon exemplaire. Précieux guide pour les renseignements qu'il contient, en particulier sur les spectacles et les cabinets de curiosités.Dernière édition, apportant un intéressant témoignage sur le Paris révolutionnaire. ¶ Dufour p.508 - Mareuse n°149

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        MATHEMATIKER. "The Mathematician". Der Mathematiker mit seinem Gehilfen an seinem Tisch bei einer mathematischen Aufgabe, mit einem Zirkel in der Rechten, links im Vordergrund ein Globus.

      - Schabkunstblatt von James MacArdell nach Rembrandt van Rijn, um 1790, 43 x 35,5 cm. Nagler Bd. I, S. 149-150: "Man zählt ihn zu den besten englischen Schwarzkunststechern. . Er lieferte fast lauter vortreffliche Blätter". - Die Ränder und rechts zwei Einrisse professionell restauriert und kaum sichtbar, minimal berieben.

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        Scheveningen - naar Van de Velde.

      LA PLAGE DE SCHEVELINGENKopergravure vervaardigd rond 1790 door F.B. Lorieux, naar ontwerp van Jacques Fran?ois Swebach die op zijn beurt een schilderij van Adriaen van de Velde (1636 - 1672) natekende. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. (afbeelding) ca.: 23,5 x 33 cm; (lijst) 47 x 53,5 cm.Adriaen van de Velde?s werken geven gewoonlijk voorstellingen uit het boeren leven weer, tevens was hij bekwaam kustlandschapschilder. Hij registreerde het losse, vrije leven van de boerenstanden in een tijd dat de hogere standen weinig om hen gaven en dat het godsdienstige leven afnam. Pieter Brueghel was hem daarin 100 jaar eerder reeds voorgegaan. Van de Velde geeft het stille boerenleven weer en vertelt het verhaal van hun dagelijks bestaan.Op dit tafereel rijdt een indrukwekkende koets over het vredige strand van Scheveningen met een ruiter op het eerste paard en de voerman die zijn zweep laat knallen. Een van de bedienden rent achter twee jachthonden aan die in het zand spelen. Het is de koets van de jonge Prins van Oranje (Willem III), toekomstig Stadhouder en Koning van Engeland. Het is laag tij, dorpelingen lopen over het strand, kinderen spelen en een garnalenviser komt terug van de vangst met een groot schepnet. Op de duin het houten ?Kalhuis? daarachter de kerktoren van Scheveningen.Prijs: ?650,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        Mer Mediterranée Seconde Feuille..

      1790. Carta nautica del Mediterraneo centrale. - le carte edite dal Depot de la Marine - Per contrastare lo strapotere navale della flotta inglese re Luigi XIV comprese la necessita di dotare le sue navi di carte nautiche in grado di renderle competitive con la marina antagonista. Un primo tentativo si ebbe con il Neptune Francais del 1693, ma solo agli inizi del diciottesimo secolo iniziò una grande campagna di rilievo delle coste del Mediterraneo e di altri mari, che portò alla realizzazione di numerose mappe, raccolte nel Dépot des Cartes et Planes de la Marine del 1720. Tuttavia il fondatore dell'idrografia francese può essere considerato a tutti gli effetti Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) che per oltre cinquant'anni fu al servizio della Marina quale ingegnere e cartografo, tanto che gli venne assegnato il titolo quale primo "Ingegnere Idrografo della Marina" e quindi addirittura quello di "Idrografo Reale". Durante il suo servizio gli furono commissionati i rilievi delle coste francesi prima e successivamente quelle di praticamente tutto il mondo conosciuto. La sua produzione fu immensa e le sue carte nautiche, di grande qualità, apparvero in più edizioni fino oltre la fine del diciottesimo secolo. Questo grande fondo cartografico diede vita alla produzione ed alla vendita di carte navali, prima basate su quelle del Bellin, successivamente ampliate e migliorate da altri ingegneri di marina, sia francesi che non. Le carte nautiche venivano vendute separatamente e recavano tutte l'inconfondibile timbro con l'ancora e le corone (quando regnava la monarchia) del Depot Generale de la Marine. Raccolte delle stesse carte venivano invece pubblicate sotto il nome di Neptune Francois, monumentale opera che ebbe numerosissime ristampe fino alla metà del secolo successivo. Il seguente gruppo di carte è tratto da un volume denominato Neptune de la Méditerranée, riguardante il Mediterraneo. Incisione in rame, finemnete colorata a mano, in otimo stato di conservazione, salvo controindicazioni. To fight against the powerful English fleet, king Louis XIV decided to endow his ships with nautical charts that could enable them to compete with the enemy. The Neptune Francais, in 1693, can be considered a first attempt, but it was only at the beginning of the Eighteenth century that a campaign of study of the Mediterranean coasts and sea was started, leading to the realization of maps, collected in the Dépot des Cartes et Planes de la Marine in 1720. Nevertheless, the real founder of French hydrography can be considered Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772), who served for more than fifty years the navy as engineer and cartographer, which win him first the title of "Hydrographer Engineer of the Navy" and then of "Royal Hydrographer". His first commitment was to study the French coasts fisrt, and then of the whole world. His production was massive and his nautical charts, due also to their quality, were published in many edition until the end of the XVIII century. This allowance led to the production and the selling of sea charts, at first based on those from Bellin, then developed by other navy engineers. The sea charts were sold separately, all bearing the stamp with the anchor and the crowns of the Depot Generale de la Marine. Collections of the same charts have been published under the name of Neptune Francois, a monumental work which has been reissued many times until the half of the following century. The following group of charts is taken from a volume entitled Neptune de la Méditerranée, about the Mediterranean sea. Where possible, there is the name of the cartographer, very often the captain of the ship, and the date of the chart. Engravings, in excellent condition. Parigi Paris 545 780

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        Vie privée de l' abbé Maury, écrite sur des Mémoires fournis par lui- même, pour joindre à son Petit Carême.

      ( Paris, de l' imprimerie de J. Grand ). 1790 - In- 8 ; (2)- 28 pp. ; 1/2 veau glacé blond, fine reliure fin XIXème. Ed. originale anonyme, attribuée par Barbier à Hébert, et datant, d' après O. Elyada ("La mise au pilori de l' abbé Maury"), de mai 1790. Toujours d' ap. Elyada, l' un des plus savoureux pamphlets contre la tête de Turc des révolutionnaires, l' abbé Jean- Siffrein Maury, fils du savetier de Valréas (Vaucluse), réactionnaire bavard, tonitruant et âpre au gain. La mère de notre héros, Jacqueline la Pie, encore en espérance d' enfant après quinze ans de mariage, se décide à "aller en pèlerinage à Saint Guignolin". "Le saint est représenté nu dans la chapelle. Les pèlerines raclent avec un petit couteau attaché aux reins du saint, une certaine partie, (ma plume est chaste, et le sexe est habile) ; elles avalent ensuite cette poussière." Grâce à cette "poussière", et au "robuste Cordelier, le père Girofflée", gardien bienveillant du sanctuaire, Jacqueline accouchera bientôt du futur abbé, "colonne de l' église, flambeau de sa patrie et admiration de son siècle". Et plein d' autres anecdotes cocasses ou féroces, dont un somptueux "Cantique de S. Guignolin". Défauts mineurs, peu courant, joliment relié. Attribution ancienne à Marat sur la p. de titre. Un ex. figurait, évidemment, dans la bibliothèque Pixerécourt, (p. 393). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DELLA SALUBRITA' DEL CLIMA DI COMO E DELLE CAUSE CHE POSSONO PREGIUDICARLO. Memoria del Fisico Don Antonio Della Porta, il iuniore patrizio e decurione...; unito con: DELLE CAGIONI CHE POSSONO PREGIUDICARE ALLA SALUBRITA' DEL CLIMA DI COMO, parte seconda.

      1790. Pavia, Giuseppe Bolzani, 1790, cm 13x21, pp 106, + 86 + (2), legatura antica in tutta pelle marmorizzata con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso, con nervi. Due parti in un volume. Ex libris.

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        darinn alle Städte, Flecken, Herrschaften, Schlösser, Landgüter, Edelsitze, Klöster, Dörfer, wie auch verfallene Schlösser und Städte unter den ehemaligen, und jetzigen Benennungen sammt ihren Merkwürdigkeiten beschrieben werden. Verfasset von Jaroslaus Schaller, a St. Josepho, Priester des Ordens der frommen Schulen, Ehrenmitgliede der königl. preußischen Gesellschaft naturforschender Freunde in Berlin und Halle, und wirklichem Mitgliede der gelehrten Gesellschaft in Jena. 3 Teile in 1 Buch: Siebenther Theil: Saatzer Kreis. Mit einem Titelkupfer "Königliche Stadt Saatz". Achter Theil: Berauner Kreis. Mit einem Titelkupfer "Königl. Stadt Beraun". Neunter Theil: Pilsner Kreis. Mit einem Titelkupfer "Königl. Stadt Pilsen".

      Prag und Wien, in der von Schönfeldschen Handlung. 1787, 1788 und 1790. - 8°. 227, 228, 225 Seiten. Jeder Teil mit einem summarischen Inhaltsverzeichnis. Frakturdruck. Marmorierter Halbleinenband mit eleganter Rückenvergoldung und gesprenkeltem Ganzschnitt. (Deckel minimal beschabt. Farbige Familienplakette auf Deckelinnenseite "Freiherr von Schönau"). - Ein erfreulich gut erhaltenes, sauberes Exemplar ohne Eintragungen. - Ein Exemplar aus dem Besitz des Freiherrn von Schönau. Mit eingedruckten Widmungen: (7. Teil:) Seiner Gnaden dem Hochwürdigen und Hochgelahrten Herrn Herrn Wenzel Mayer, des herzoglichen Stiftes am Strahow zu Prag, und in Mühlhausen regulirter Chorherren von Prämonstrat Abte, im Königreiche Böhmen infulirtem Prälaten, immerwährendem Ordens-Visitatori, und der meisten Klöster seines Ordens durch Böhmen, Mähren, und Pohlen Patri Abbati. Seiner Hochwürden und Gnaden gnädigstem Herrn widmet in schuldigster Ergebenheit der Verfasser. (8. Teil:) Seiner Hochreichsgräflichen Gnaden, dem Hochgebornen Herrn Herrn Franz Joseph.

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        La Calabria Citeriore & La Calabria Ulteriore

      Roma 1790 - - EDIZIONE ORIGINALE, COLORITURA COEVA - Importante e decorativa mappa in 2 fogli 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, coloritura coeva dei contorni, leggere bruniture, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dimensioni mm. 500x370 ogni lastra. L'Atlante del Cassini fu ristampato dalla Calcografia Camerale nel primo quarto del XIX secolo, prima del 1839. Solo gli esemplari di prima edizione come questo sono stampati su carta vergata coeva e sono colorati a mano in epoca. Le tirature del XIX secolo sono già su carta meccanica, priva di vergelle, e generalmente in bianco e nero. - FIRST EDITION, CONTEMPORARY OUTLINE COLOUR - The Italian painter and engraver, Giovanni Maria Cassini, produced this splendid map of as part of his epic three-volume atlas. Published in: Nuovo atlante geografico universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni. Roma, Calcografia camerale, 1792-1801. Cassini 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 with fine original hand colour, some foxing, otherwise in very good condition. The Cassini's Atlas was reprinted by the Calcografia Camerale in the first quarter of XIXth century (before 1839). Only the first edition of the atlas is printed on contemporary laid paper, while the late issue are on XIXth century paper and often without colour. Dimensioni

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        English Botany; or, Coloured Figures of British Plants,

      London: Printed for the Author, by J. Davis [and various imprints],, 1790–1814. with their essential characters, synonyms, and places of growth. To which will be added, occasional remarks. (Together with:] General Indexes to the thirty-six volumes of English Botany. London: James Sowerby, 1814. 36 volumes bound as 18 plus Index volume: 19 volumes octavo (233 x 134 mm). Contemporary green half straight-grained morocco, decorative gilt spines, marbled sides, edges & endpapers. 2,592 fine handcoloured engraved plates by James Sowerby. Provenance: armorial bookplate of F. C. Walrond (dated 1939); neat pencilled ownership inscription of "H. Wynne Finch" on preliminary blank in volume I; Colonel Sir William Heneage Wynne-Finch (1893-1969), translator of Fracastor: Syphilis or the French disease: a poem in Latin hexameters by Girolamo Fracastoro (1935); as a captain in the Scots Guards during the Great War he was wounded twice, mentioned in despatches twice, and awarded the MC. He was advisor to the Egyptian Army between 1919 and 1926, and later JP and Lord-Lieutenant of Caernarvonshire (1941-1960). His neat annotations are scattered though the letterpress, and in the Index he notes the discovery of a particular moss on Dartmoor, in the company of Vernon Rendall, editor of the Athenaeum (1900-16) and author of Wild Flowers in Literature (Scholartis Press, 1934). Scattered light foxing, occasional very pale offsetting from text to plates, some light pencil annotations. A lovely set. First edition of "the first extensive description of the British flora" (ODNB), complete and in a very appealing contemporary binding. "One of the most celebrated of all British floras is Sowerby's English Botany. This periodical publication, issued in 267 numbers, and published in thirty-six volumes between 1790 and 1814, contains 2,592 beautifully coloured illustrations of plants most of which are drawn and engraved by James Sowerby. The plates are accompanied by descriptive letterpress by the eminent botanist James Edward Smith... English Botany proved a success from the first... [and] is of value even to the present day as a work of reference, and as an illustrated flora of our country it has never been surpassed" (Blanche Henrey, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature before 1800, II pp. 141-43). "In order to obtain material for description in English Botany, Sowerby requested botanists throughout the country to submit suitable specimens. By appealing to their vanity, or willingness to serve science, he established the network of naturalists that enabled his family to produce a succession of natural history publications. Dawson Turner (1755–1858), an early contributor, joined him on a botanical tour of Cornwall in 1799 - one of the few occasions that Sowerby carried out fieldwork and did not use pressure of work as an excuse to hide a dislike of travelling" (ODNB). Sowerby and Smith's extraordinary national network of botanists in exemplified in the letterpress, which often identifies a botanist by name and gives the location of where an example was found; as in the case of the "Brownish Covered Lichen (Lichen melaleucus)": "Found on the bark of young oaks, in St. Leonard's forest, Sussex, by Mr. W. Borrer" - a reference here to the eminent botanist William Borrer. Complete sets are decidedly uncommon, and particularly so when encountered in such an attractive contemporary binding.

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        Voyage en Suisse

      Edition illustrated with 7 folding plates, 2 maps of Switzerland and Mont Blanc, and a panorama of the Alps.Binders half percaline nineteenth beige. Back with as exhibits in red morocco. green paper boards. spine soiled. Coins very blunt. Small pale scattered spots. Chez Letellier à Paris 1790 In-8 (12x20cm) vij (1bc.) iv, 454pp. et (4) iv, 432pp. et (4) 463pp. 3 tomes en 3 volumes reliés

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        A dictionary of the English and Italian languages ... to which is prefixed, and Italian and English grammar. A new edition. Corrected and improved by Peter Ricci Rota, master of languages

      London: for J.F. and C. Rivington [et al.], 1790. First edition to come under outside editorship, 4to, 2 vols. in 1, pp. [3], vi-xxxiv, plus unpaginated lexicon; [4], xxxix, [1], plus unpaginated lexicon; possibly lacking a half-title; the English title bound before the Italian, the Italian before the English; occasional spots and stains, and internally very good; full contemporary mottled calf rehinged, the whole scuffed and rubbed with a few minor chips out. Strongly based on Altieri, Baretti's dictionary was first published in 1760. Several editions ensued; this edition was edited and published within a year after Baretti's death. Vancil, p. 19.

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        Monte Pio de Corregidores y Alcaldes Mayores que nombra SM.

      1790 - Eighteenth-Century Spanish Regulations Concerning Loans to Government Officials [Spain]. [Loans]. [Pensions]. Monte Pio de Corregidores y Alcaldes Mayores que nombra S.M. Inclusos los del Territorio de las Ordenes Militares. Madrid: En la Imprenta de Don Benio Cano, 1790. 467 pp. Folio (11-3/4" x 8-1/4"). Contemporary tree sheep, gilt fillets to boards, gilt fillets and ornaments to spine, gilt tooling to board edges, marbled endpaper, detached ribbon marker laid in. Some minor nicks to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped. Very light toning to text, faint dampstaining to a few leaves, a few minor worn holes. A handsome copy. * Only edition. A collection of legislation establishing a system of low-interest loans for aldermen, mayors and the governors of military districts in Spain (and New Spain). This legislation has its roots in the "Mounts of Piety," a system of pawnbrokers run as a charity by the Catholic Church in Europe in the Late Middle Ages to offer low-interest loans to the needy. The regulations in the present volume offered low-interest loans from the state treasury secured against amounts intended to fund the borrower's pension. OCLC locates 1 copy in North America (Duke University). Palau, Manual del Librero Hispano-Americano 177.666. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mer Mediterranée Seconde Feuille.

      Parigi 1790 - Carta nautica del Mediterraneo centrale. - le carte edite dal Depot de la Marine - Per contrastare lo strapotere navale della flotta inglese re Luigi XIV comprese la necessita di dotare le sue navi di carte nautiche in grado di renderle competitive con la marina antagonista. Un primo tentativo si ebbe con il Neptune Francais del 1693, ma solo agli inizi del diciottesimo secolo iniziò una grande campagna di rilievo delle coste del Mediterraneo e di altri mari, che portò alla realizzazione di numerose mappe, raccolte nel Dépot des Cartes et Planes de la Marine del 1720. Tuttavia il fondatore dell’idrografia francese può essere considerato a tutti gli effetti Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) che per oltre cinquant’anni fu al servizio della Marina quale ingegnere e cartografo, tanto che gli venne assegnato il titolo quale primo "Ingegnere Idrografo della Marina" e quindi addirittura quello di "Idrografo Reale". Durante il suo servizio gli furono commissionati i rilievi delle coste francesi prima e successivamente quelle di praticamente tutto il mondo conosciuto. La sua produzione fu immensa e le sue carte nautiche, di grande qualità, apparvero in più edizioni fino oltre la fine del diciottesimo secolo. Questo grande fondo cartografico diede vita alla produzione ed alla vendita di carte navali, prima basate su quelle del Bellin, successivamente ampliate e migliorate da altri ingegneri di marina, sia francesi che non. Le carte nautiche venivano vendute separatamente e recavano tutte l’inconfondibile timbro con l’ancora e le corone (quando regnava la monarchia) del Depot Generale de la Marine. Raccolte delle stesse carte venivano invece pubblicate sotto il nome di Neptune Francois, monumentale opera che ebbe numerosissime ristampe fino alla metà del secolo successivo. Il seguente gruppo di carte è tratto da un volume denominato Neptune de la Méditerranée, riguardante il Mediterraneo. Incisione in rame, finemnete colorata a mano, in otimo stato di conservazione, salvo controindicazioni. To fight against the powerful English fleet, king Louis XIV decided to endow his ships with nautical charts that could enable them to compete with the enemy. The Neptune Francais, in 1693, can be considered a first attempt, but it was only at the beginning of the Eighteenth century that a campaign of study of the Mediterranean coasts and sea was started, leading to the realization of maps, collected in the Dépot des Cartes et Planes de la Marine in 1720. Nevertheless, the real founder of French hydrography can be considered Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772), who served for more than fifty years the navy as engineer and cartographer, which win him first the title of "Hydrographer Engineer of the Navy" and then of "Royal Hydrographer". His first commitment was to study the French coasts fisrt, and then of the whole world. His production was massive and his nautical charts, due also to their quality, were published in many edition until the end of the XVIII century. This allowance led to the production and the selling of sea charts, at first based on those from Bellin, then developed by other navy engineers. The sea charts were sold separately, all bearing the stamp with the anchor and the crowns of the Depot Generale de la Marine. Collections of the same charts have been published under the name of Neptune Francois, a monumental work which has been reissued many times until the half of the following century. The following group of charts is taken from a volume entitled Neptune de la Méditerranée, about the Mediterranean sea. Where possible, there is the name of the cartographer, very often the captain of the ship, and the date of the chart. Engravings, in excellent condition. Dimensioni 545 780mm

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        Geometrischer Plan von der Gegend der Freyen Reichs Wahl und Handel Stadt Franckfurth am Mayn herausgegeben durch C.L. Thomas, zu Franckfurth am Mayn bey welchem dieser Plan zu finden ist. 1790 - Zu finden auf der Friedberger Gasse Lit. G. N°. 17. - H. Cöntgen Sculps. Mog.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Heinrich Hugo Cöntgen b. Christian Ludwig Thomas in Frankfurt am Main, dat. 1790, 40 x 65 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. A - D, S. 293 und Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 266. - Zeigt den Frankfurter Großraum von Frankfurt-Fechenheim bis Frankfurt-Höchst und von Frankfurt-Bockenheim bis Neu-Isenburg. - Frankfurt und Höchst mit Stadtplan. - Unten rechts Titelkartusche. - Oben links "Erklärungen der in Frankfurt und Sachsenhausen befindlichen Ziffern, nach dem Rang der Quartieren". - Unten links Maßstab. - Sehr seltene Karte!

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        Observations made on a Tour from Bengal to Persia, in the Years 1786-7.

      London: T. Cadell., 1790. With a short account of the remains of the celebrated palace of Persepolis; and other interesting events. Octavo (256 × 125 mm). Early 19th-century diced calf by J. Painter of Wrexham (with his ticket), decorative gilt spine, burgundy-coloured twin labels, speckled edges, marbled endpapers. Early 19th-century armorial bookplate of J. W. Dod (of Cloverley Hall, Shropshire). Spine rubbed and a little worn at extremities of spine, boards darkened at inner edge, paper flaw at Z6 (not affecting letterpress), scattered foxing. A very good copy. First London edition; originally published Calcutta 1788, Lowndes notes that a French edition followed in 1797. "An important book in the growing interest of Orientalism" (Ghani). Francklin (1763–1839) was the son of the classical scholar and dramatist Thomas Francklin. He was educated at Westminster and Trinity College, Cambridge, before being commissioned ensign in the Bengal Army and posted to the 19th Bengal Native Infantry in 1783, rising by 1814 to lieutenant-colonel both in his regiment and in the Army. "A distinguished officer, Francklin also enjoyed considerable reputation as an oriental scholar. In 1786 he made a tour of Persia, in the course of which he lived at Shiraz for eight months as the close friend of a Persian family, and was thus able to write a fuller account of Persian customs than had before appeared … His publications also include a compilation of the memoirs of George Thomas, the military adventurer in India; translations from Persian; archaeological remarks on the plain of Troy, seeking to corroborate the existence of an ancient city there; historical, political, geographic, economic, and religious essays on parts of India. His religious writings include a discussion of the worship of the serpent in various parts of the world. He also maintained a learned correspondence with William Vincent … and was one of the few people to whom Dean Vincent acknowledged obligations in the preface to the Periplus" (ODNB). Francklin was a member, librarian, and member of the council of the Royal Asiatic Society, and was also a member of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. Ghani notes that "Francklin's book was read by Byron … [and that it is] also important because of the retelling of comments the author had heard about Karim Khan Zand [who ruled Iran 1751–1779] … [he also] saw a full cycle of Ta'zie during his stay in Shiraz".

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        Abbildung des adelichen Landgutes Schoenau; Dem Erbauer und ersten Besizzer desselben Herrn Friedrich Wilhelm Carl Freiherrn von Imhoff auf Moerlach Hohenstein u. Schoenau Ober-Jaegermeister und Major Sr. Durchlaucht des regierenden Fürsten zu Hohenlohe-Oehringen Seinem Verehrungswürdigen Onkel gewidmet von Dessen unterthaenigem Diener und Vetter C.J.W.C.J. Haller von Hallerstein'.

      - Kupferstich v. Christoph J.W.C.J. Haller Frhr. von Hallerstein, dat. 1790, 24,5 x 34,5 Nicht bei Schefold! Thieme-Becker, Bd. XVI, S. 520f. (Christoph Jakob Wilhelm Carl Joachim Haller Frhr. von Hallerstein (1771 - 1839) lebte als Zeichner u. Radierer in Nürnberg.

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        Observations made on a Tour from Bengal to Persia, in the Years 1786-7. With a short account of the remains of the celebrated palace of Persepolis; and other interesting events.

      London: T. Cadell. 1790 - Octavo (256 × 125 mm). Early 19th-century diced calf by J. Painter of Wrexham (with his ticket), decorative gilt spine, burgundy-coloured twin labels, speckled edges, marbled endpapers. Early 19th-century armorial bookplate of J. W. Dod (of Cloverley Hall, Shropshire). Spine rubbed and a little worn at extremities of spine, boards darkened at inner edge, paper flaw at Z6 (not affecting letterpress), scattered foxing. A very good copy. First London edition; originally published Calcutta 1788, Lowndes notes that a French edition followed in 1797. "An important book in the growing interest of Orientalism" (Ghani). Francklin (1763–1839) was the son of the classical scholar and dramatist Thomas Francklin. He was educated at Westminster and Trinity College, Cambridge, before being commissioned ensign in the Bengal Army and posted to the 19th Bengal Native Infantry in 1783, rising by 1814 to lieutenant-colonel both in his regiment and in the Army. "A distinguished officer, Francklin also enjoyed considerable reputation as an oriental scholar. In 1786 he made a tour of Persia, in the course of which he lived at Shiraz for eight months as the close friend of a Persian family, and was thus able to write a fuller account of Persian customs than had before appeared His publications also include a compilation of the memoirs of George Thomas, the military adventurer in India; translations from Persian; archaeological remarks on the plain of Troy, seeking to corroborate the existence of an ancient city there; historical, political, geographic, economic, and religious essays on parts of India. His religious writings include a discussion of the worship of the serpent in various parts of the world. He also maintained a learned correspondence with William Vincent and was one of the few people to whom Dean Vincent acknowledged obligations in the preface to the Periplus" (ODNB). Francklin was a member, librarian, and member of the council of the Royal Asiatic Society, and was also a member of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. Ghani notes that "Francklin's book was read by Byron [and that it is] also important because of the retelling of comments the author had heard about Karim Khan Zand [who ruled Iran 1751–1779] [he also] saw a full cycle of Ta'zie during his stay in Shiraz". Ghani, Iran and the West, p.138; Howgego, Exploration to 1800, p. 339; Lowndes III p. 833 ( "much valuable and interesting information"); Wilson, Bibliography of Persia, p. 74. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Extrait des registres du conseil supérieur de l'Isle de France.

      (Port-Louis) Isle de France, Imprimerie Royale, 1790. ____ Rare impression de l'Ile Maurice de l'époque révolutionnaire. Promulgation de mesures pour rétablir l'ordre public pour faire face à l'agitation qui sévit dans la colonie. Toussaint, Bibliography of Mauritius 163. *-------* Printed in Mauritius. Very rare. In-4. Collation : 3 pp., 1 p. bl. Demi-basane brune, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure moderne.).

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        A Rare Collection of Spectacles & Optic Measuring Tools

      United Kingdom, Germany, France, China, circa 1790-1940. An outstanding collection of 62 spectacles featuring a few very rare examples and including a scant few opticians' diagnostic and measuring tools. Some are tinted, some fold, some attach to the ear with string while others sit simply on one's nose, some were used by professionals and others would have been purchased by only the affluent, some are in their original cases. The lot contained in three glass top wooden display cases. A pleasing and expansive representation of specs. An abundant and tangible history of spectacles made in the late 1700s, through the 1800s, and up to the mid-1900s, including some vision testing and lens measuring specimens, this collection serves well to illustrate the making of optical lenses and frames, the shifts in trends and mindsets towards eyewear, and the multiple applications for magnification through glass. [In the 1700s, spectacles were made by hand. The century's most important contributions to eyewear were the invention of side or temple pieces that rest over the ear, the first appearing for the public in 1728, and Benjamin Franklin's invention of bifocals in 1784. Round lenses were almost universal until the end of the 18th century when oval lenses became fashionable.] The most unique and uncommon example of historic eyewear here is a pair of folding spectacles from China, circa 1790-1820, with threads to reach the ears, and housed in an elegant hand-crafted round wooden case with beaded draw string for closure. Also from the late 1700s to early 1800s, the collection features a pair of wig spectacles with a more or less flat bridge and straight temples made of horn or composite. Specialized magnifier eyeglasses are a highlight in this collection. Exceedingly scarce is the pair of 1800s surgeon's magnifying glasses with large square lenses. Another unusual magnifying eyewear possibly dating to the late 1700s features a very small single lens mounted to a post which stretches high from the bridge. Most likely from Germany circa 1925, a style known as the "fernrohrbrille" or telescope glasses, was also used for magnifying. Two monocle magnifying reading glasses are also present. Ten (10) "pince-nez' specimens are included, dating circa 1870-1910, most having metal frames, silver, copper or gold; two are in original owner's cases, one tinted for sun protection. Pince-nez have no temples, but are fit snugly on the bridge of the nose. [A popular style of inexpensive, everyday spectacles was the pince-nez, a French term meaning "nose pincher". Invented some five hundred years earlier, the pince-nez reappeared and was first developed in France circa 1840. They were imported to America after the 1850s. They became very popular as middle-class eyeglasses for both men and women before the end of the 19th century and were worn until about 1920. In America, they gained popularity from frequent use by public figures such as U.S. Presidents Teddy Roosevelt. ] Eight (8) Edwardian era spectacles with thin metal frames and stems are distinct for their large and notably round ear shaping. Five (5) examples this particular style's successor features straighter stems, though is still made of thin metal, one of the present examples having folding or double-hinged stems. The lot also includes two (2) half lens models and three (3) pairs with folding temples (one fully in tact, two with broken temples). [London instrument-maker and optician James Ayscough, invented this first double-hinged temple in 1752. He described these sides as "so contrived as to press neither upon the nose nor upon the temples."] Nine (9) pair of folding opera spectacles, also known as lorgnettes, circa 1850-1890, illustrate style and functionality. An innovative style of eyewear, several feature a trigger release button on the handle to open up the frames. One stem is made of ceramic and ornately decorated with a floral pattern. [A lorgnette is a pair of spectacles with a handle, used to hold them in place, rather than fitting over the ears or nose. Lorgnettes were developed around 1780 from scissor spectacles. Early designs consisted of a pair of eyeglasses with a single long handle. In the 1800s spectacles were considered evidence of old age and infirmity. As a result, people preferred to wear spectacles only when they were needed. This was especially true for women. Those who could afford it, purchased hand-held designs such as the lorgnette to avoid having glasses on their faces. In 1830, a French manufacturer designed a hinged bridge with a spring, which allowed the eyeglasses to be folded. Lorgnettes became extremely popular during the mid to late 1800s.] Three (3) unique pairs of folding sunglasses offer side protection over and above the tinted front lens, two of these are in the style of tinted motoring glasses with blue lenses, and one is pair of steampunk goggles with mesh sideshields. [Tinted lenses first became popular during the 17th century.] For the professionals in the betterment of one's sight, we find an 1870s style optician's lens trial frame made of copper half circles notched with lines and measurement values, a frame without lenses, an optometrist's green and red lensed tool for duochrome testing, and a pair of spectacles with only one blacked out lens with a hole at its center, perhaps for light testing. From Germany we find a pair of Masten-Brille prescription eye glasses in the original metal case, together with original prescription written by an optometrist in Wilmersdorf, Berlin in 1943. Most unique among the European cases is a frog mouth case, cleverly designed oblong lined box which were typically made in the mid to late 1800s, this one belonging to George Jackson & Sons Ltd. a wholesale druggist in Manchester.

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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; sold by G. Nicol; J. Debrett and J. Stockdale; and E. Jeffery, 1790.. FIRST EDITION WITH AUTHOR'S CLIPPED SIGNATURE,1790, 4to, 270 x 210 mm, 10¾ x 8¼ inches, 5 plates, 3 folding, the 2 singles being views of a vine and of a vineyard, pages: xvi, (4), 224, complete with half-title, 4 pages of subscribers, and 14 pages of index, 2 folding plates face unnumbered leaves of explanation, bound in modern quarter dark brown calf over brown cloth sides, gilt dividing line, raised bands to spine, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. Mark of removed bookplate on front pastedown, signature of author pasted on reverse of half-title, 2 small tears and slight browning to fore-edge of 2 subscribers leaves, now neatly repaired with archival tape, large pale stain to lower corner of pages 1-7, not affecting text, another smaller and much paler to same corner of pages 49-56 and 73-80, fore-edge of 1 folding plate very slightly worn, tiny closed edge tear to 2 pages. A very good copy. The treatise is divided into four books: 1, The Vine; 2, The Vinery; 3, Grafting; 4, Vineyards. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 265, G37890. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        darinn alle Städte, Flecken, Herrschaften, Schlösser, Landgüter, Edelsitze, Klöster, Dörfer, wie auch verfallene Schlösser und Städte unter den ehemaligen, und jetzigen Benennungen sammt ihren Merkwürdigkeiten beschrieben werden. Verfasset von Jaroslaus Schaller, a St. Josepho, Priester des Ordens der frommen Schulen, Ehrenmitgliede der königl. preußischen Gesellschaft naturforschender Freunde in Berlin und Halle, und wirklichem Mitgliede der gelehrten Gesellschaft in Jena. 4 Teile in 1 Buch: Dreyzehnter Theil: Budweiser Kreis. Mit einem Titelkupfer "Königl. Stadt Budweis". Vierzehnter Theil: Taborer Kreis. Mit einem Titelkupfer "Königl. Kreisstadt Tabor". Fünfzehnter Theil: Königgrätzer Kreis. Mit einem Titelkupfer "Königl. Stadt Königgrat

      Prag und Wien, in der von Schönfeldschen Handlung. 1797, 1790, 1790, 1790. - 8°. 203, 156, 250, 156 Seiten. Jeder Teil mit einem summarischen Inhaltsverzeichnis. Frakturdruck. Marmorierter Halbleinenband mit eleganter Rückenvergoldung und gesprenkeltem Ganzschnitt. (Deckel minimal beschabt. Farbige Familienplakette auf Deckelinnenseite "Freiherr von Schönau"). - Ein gut erhaltenes und sauberes Exemplar ohne Eintragungen. - Ein Exemplar aus dem Besitz des Freiherrn von Schönau. Mit eingdruckter Widmung: Seiner Hochreichsgräflichen Exzellenz, dem Hochgebohrnen Herrn Herrn Franz Georg Karl des heiligen römischen Reichs Grafen von Metternich Winnenburg und Beilstein, Herrn der Herrschaft Königswart, Spurkenburg, Nannheim, Oberehe, Rheinardstein, und Poussenur, des hohen Erzstiftes Mainz Erbkämmerer, des heil. Stephansordens Großkreuz, Sr. k. k. apost. Majestät Kämmerer, wirklichen geheimen Rathe, und beollmächtigten Minister an den kurfürstlichen Höfen Trier und Kölln, wie auch an dem westphälischen Kreise, Grädigstem Herrn Herrn (12. Teil).

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        Veduta di Roncegno, villaggio in Valsugana.

      1790. Incisione su rame di dimensioni 15,8x19,7 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo. Lievi bruniture. Veduta raffigurante il piccolo centro di Roncegno in Valsugana. L'autore Pietro Marchioretto e l'incisore Gaetano Zancon creano un'armoniosa composizione paesaggistica, in cui l'impostazione verticale data dalla rupe sulla dx. e dall'albero in primo piano è addolcita dallo scorrere in senso orizzontale del Brenta. La stampa è arricchita da una dedica degli autori nella parte inferiore. Scheda bibliografica tratta da "Trento illustrata: la città e il territorio in piante e vedute dal XVI al XX secolo" di Aldo Chemelli e Carlo e Marcus Perini, scheda n. 150.

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        Compass sundial and geographical clock.

      London: C. Essex & co., c. 1790. Wood and bone with screw top concave lid, functioning magnetic dial. 70mm diameter A beautiful relic from the late eighteenth century, these pocket sundials remained popular through to the 1830s. Divided into four sections, time could be told to fifteen minutes and in many cases these were more accurate than mechanical time pieces, especially at sea. The geographical clock is adorned with 51 locations, many of which are from the New World, including Botany Bay, Norfolk Island, Tolaga Bay, Otaheiti, Owhyhee, Nootka Sound and Easter Island. The name Owhyhee puts the construction of this piece some time after Cook's discovery of the island in 1778, probably around the time of the publication of the official account of his final voyage in 1784. It is believed that Charles Essex invented the pantochronometer, an instrument combining compass, sundial and universal time dial, in the late eighteenth century, which makes this an early example. A wood and brass version was featured in the National Library of Australia's 1998 Paradise Possessed exhibition (and illustrated in the catalogue). They date the piece to c.1780.

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        Plan de Berlin. Plan de Berlin. Capitale de l'Electorat de Brandebourg.

      - Kupferstich v. G. Tischbein n. Therbu, um 1790, 35,5 x 23 (H) Schulz, Nr. 104. - Seltener Stadtplan. Unter dem Plan Erklärungen in franz. Sprache.

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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament, and the New: Translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by His Majesty's special command.

      Oxford: Pr. at the Clarendon Press by W. Jackson & A. Hamilton, 1790–92. 12mo (13.6 cm, 5.7"). [1232] pp. A late 18th–century personal Bible from Oxford University's Clarendon Press, in a dignified contemporary binding. The New Testament has a separate title-page, dated 1792; the Apocrypha are not called for and not present.    Binding: Contemporary black morocco, covers framed in gilt roll and single gilt fillet with red- and gilt-stamped IHS central medallions surrounded by gilt-stamped flames, with gilt-stamped corner fleurons; spine with gilt-tooled bands and compartment decorations. All edges gilt.    Provenance: Front pastedown with gilt-stamped red leather ex-libris label of Ann Hall, dated 1798.         ESTC T95085; Darlow & Moule 953. Binding as above; extremities rubbed, sides with small scuffs and scratches, medallions rubbed and gilt dimmed in spots, spine leather cracked. Corners of front pastedown and free endpaper chewed; front free endpaper with early inked doodles; pages trimmed closely enough to occasionally touch a signature marking. and some corners bumped. One leaf with tear from outer margin, extending into text without loss; two pages with small ink blots in lower and outer margins, not affecting text; four leaves with lower outer corners crumpled. => Worn, yet still a very pleasing example of its type.

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        Compass sundial and geographical clock.

      London: C. Essex & co. c. 1790 - Wood and bone with screw top concave lid, functioning magnetic dial. 70mm diameter A beautiful relic from the late eighteenth century, these pocket sundials remained popular through to the 1830s. Divided into four sections, time could be told to fifteen minutes and in many cases these were more accurate than mechanical time pieces, especially at sea. The geographical clock is adorned with 51 locations, many of which are from the New World, including Botany Bay, Norfolk Island, Tolaga Bay, Otaheiti, Owhyhee, Nootka Sound and Easter Island. The name Owhyhee puts the construction of this piece some time after Cook's discovery of the island in 1778, probably around the time of the publication of the official account of his final voyage in 1784. It is believed that Charles Essex invented the pantochronometer, an instrument combining compass, sundial and universal time dial, in the late eighteenth century, which makes this an early example. A wood and brass version was featured in the National Library of Australia's 1998 Paradise Possessed exhibition (and illustrated in the catalogue). They date the piece to c.1780.

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        MATHEMATIKER., "The Mathematician". Der Mathematiker mit seinem Gehilfen an seinem Tisch bei einer mathematischen Aufgabe, mit einem Zirkel in der Rechten, links im Vordergrund ein Globus.

      Schabkunstblatt von James MacArdell nach Rembrandt van Rijn, um 1790, 43 x 35,5 cm. Nagler Bd. I, S. 149-150: "Man zählt ihn zu den besten englischen Schwarzkunststechern. ... Er lieferte fast lauter vortreffliche Blätter". - Die Ränder und rechts zwei Einrisse professionell restauriert und kaum sichtbar, minimal berieben. Berufe

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        Flora Alpina - Original Herbal / Herbarium of the late 18th/ early 19th century containing 36 original specimens of alpine flowers.

      Europe, Privately collected, c.1790-1810. 20 x 25 cm. 39 pages with 36 full pages of tipped in specimens. Original wonderfully decorative vellum from an obviously skillful bindery with gilt floral elements and lettering. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. The endpapers and pastedowns mildly stained. The interior and specimens otherwise in fantastic condition. Please ask for professional images of the whole volume. Original Herbaria are extremely scarce and usually are not in similar aesthetically gorgeous bindings like this one. A collection of natural plants that has endured approximately 200 years in a magnificent binding usually tells more of a story than the one we have on offer here. Unfortunately this Herbarium contains not a single written word and so we are floating in interpretation and have only the gatherer/collector of the plants and the wonderful binder to thank for this beautiful masterpiece of preserved time.

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

      1790. Serie completa di 5 carte geografiche del mondo e continenti : Afrique, Europe, Amérique ou Indes occidentales, Asie. Incisioni in rame, colorate ai confini, ognuna circa mm 465 x 735.

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        Zwölf Lieder des Herrn Professor Schneider. Zum Singen beim Klavier in Musik…

      Engraved throughout. Oblong 4to, self-bound (title & verso of final leaf a little soiled), uncut. Speyer: Bossler, n.d. [but 1790]. First edition and very rare; WorldCat locates the BSB copy only. Brandl (1760-1837), studied music at Neuburg and Eichstätt. In 1786 he became Kapellmeister to the Prince of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg at Bartenstein. In 1789 he took the position of Hofkapellmeister at the court of the prince-bishop of Speyer in Bruchsal. His music has been characterized as stylistically between classicism and romanticism and was well-known both in Germany and in other countries. As Brandl proudly notes in his dedication, this is the first instance of poems by Eulogius Schneider (1756-94), having been put to music. In his Chronik (first half-year, Stuttgart 1791, p. 96), Schubart writes: "Schneider has been fortunate in having found a very good musical translator for some of his lieder. The name of this sensitive gentleman is Brandl, director of the choir of the prince bishop of Speyer. I am glad to be able to present this sagacious and sensitive composer for the first time in my fatherland. I have twelve lieder published by Bossler in front of me. They prove not only that their author feels what he writes, but also a quality that is getting rarer and rarer, namely, that he also, contrapunctually, writes what he feels." Fine copy in original state from the Wittelsbach library of the dukes and kings of Bavaria. ❧ RISM B4228.

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        VOYAGES MADE IN THE YEARS 1788 AND 1789, FROM CHINA TO THE NORTH WEST COAST OF AMERICA

      London, printed at the Logographic Press; and sold by J. Walter, 1790.. To which are prefixed, an introductory narrative of a Voyage performed in 1786, from Bengal, in the ship Nootka; observations on the probable existence of a North West Passage; and some account of the trade between the North West Coast of America and China; and the latter country and Great Britain. FIRST EDITION 1790, 4to, approximately 295 x 240 mm, 11¾ x 9½ inches, frontispiece portrait by C. Bestland after W. Beechey, 10 maps and charts, 3 folding, 2 being large folding maps, 18 engraved plates, including the frontispiece, mostly aquatints, the 2 large folding maps and the Views of the Philipine were lacking and have now been supplied with identical plate and maps from a copy of the atlas of the first French edition, though the text of these replacements have French text, there is an extra duplicate portrait frontispiece also taken from the French edition, pages: viii, (12) - Subscribers and Contents, xcv - Introduction, (1) - errata, 372, (108) - Appendices, bound in full antique calf with small gilt armorial device of the Signet Library to centre, rebacked in unmatching leather with raised bands and retaining original gilt lettered morocco label, recornered, new endpapers. Covers slightly scuffed and rubbed, slight wrinkling to original frontispiece at inner edge, original frontispiece and title page faintly browned at edges, faded inscription in inner margin of title page, very occasional foxing to text, 10 pages of the Appendix foxed, occasional small pale stain to margins, many margins slightly dusty, most plate margins foxed, 5 plates have foxing to image, text lightly offset on 1 plate, 2 plates faintly browned, slight offsetting to text opposite plates, 2 very small closed margin tears, repaired neatly, small piece missing from 1 lower margin corner, neatly repaired, not affecting text, tiny chip to 1 fore-edge, neatly repaired. Binding tight and firm. A good solid copy of a made up copy with some foxing. John Meares (1756-1809) was an English trader and sea-captain. He gives a "splendid account of the Indian Nations met with on the North West coast of America, their situation, villages, populations, manners, customs and languages, together with the intercourse and commerce had with them by the members of the expedition. ... Like his contemporary, Captain Peron, Meares was also engaged in the fur trade between British Columbia and China. His vessels were seized at Nootka Sound by the Spaniards, who claimed all that coast as Spanish. War nearly broke out between England and Spain over the question, and the latter had to give way." Lande, A Bibliography of Canadiana, No.1346; "This is one of the early and fundamental books on the Northwest coast of America in general and on Alaska in particular. In addition to his voyages from China to America in 1788 and 1789, which form the principal part of this work, Captain Meares describes his earlier voyage to the Northwest coast from Bengal, which took place in 1786 and 1787... This work, profusely illustrated and with many valuable historical documents appended to the main narrative, is of great importance in the study of early trading in furs originating on the Northwest coast". See: Lada-Mocarski, A Bibliography of Books on Alaska before 1868, page 172, No. 46; "Of special interest are 3 plates with Hawaiian subjects and 1 of the city of Macao"; Sabin 47260; Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration Volume I, page 698, No. M86; Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, page 195; J. R. Abbey, Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860 number 594 for a list of all the illustrations and a chapter on the Logographic Press. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        RESPONSIO AD METROPOLITANOS MOGUNTIMUN, TREVIRENSEM, COLONIENSEM, ET SALISBURGENSEM SUPER NUNCIATURIS APOSTOLICIS

      VENIIS, TYPIS SIMONIS OCCHI. 1790. PIUS PAPA SEXTUS (1717 - 1799). Venetiis, typis Simonis Occhi, 1790. RESPONSIO AD METROPOLITANOS MOGUNTIMUN, TREVIRENSEM, COLONIENSEM, ET SALISBURGENSEM SUPER NUNCIATURIS APOSTOLICIS. EDITIO PRIMA VENETA POST SECUNDAM ROMANAM, IN QUA ADDITAE SUNT BINAE LITTERAE AD ARCHIEPISCOPUM ET CAPITULUM COLONIAE. IN- 4°, PERGAMENA COEVA. VII, (1), 288 PP. OTTIMO ESEMPLARE. PIO VI, PAPA DAL 1775, NON RIUSCÌ A FERMARE LO SVILUPPO DEL GIUSEPPINISMO E DEL GIANSENISMO, NONOSTANTE IL VIAGGIO A VIENNA ALLA CORTE DI GIUSEPPE II. SCOPPIATA LA RIVOLUZIONE FRANCESE, INVASO IL SUO STATO CON IL TRATTATO DI TOLENTINO DOVETTE RESTITUIRE AVIGNONE ALLA FRANCIA. FATTO PRIGIONIERO, MORÌ NEL DELFINATO.

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        Des Grossern Biblischen Erbauungsbuches

      Nurnburg, Germany: Erlangen. 1790. First. Later edition. Two volumes. Very good minus condition with first volume chipped at the bottom of the spine and the second volume chipped at the top of the spine, about a half an inch and an inch respectively. Small bookplate to front pastedown of each volume. True raised band binding. Written in German. .

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        L'ENEIDE. Tradotta in versi italiani da Clemente Bondi.

      Parma, dalla Stamperia Reale, 1790-1793. In-8 p., 2 volumi (con dimensioni e legature diverse). Vol. 1° (mm. 212x136), mz. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro, 4 cc.nn., XXIII,273 pp.num. - Vol. 2° (mm. 226x156), p. pergam. coeva, tit. oro su due tasselli al dorso, 295 pp.num., 1 c.nn. con l'Errata. Ritratto di Virgilio (in medaglione) inc. in rame ai frontespizi. Cfr. Brooks,400. Picc. fori di tarlo al margine infer. del 1° vol.; con qualche lieviss. fiorit. sul 2°, altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

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        Voyages Made in the Years 1788 and 1789, from China to the North West Coast of America. To Which Are Prefixed, an Introductory Narrative of a Voyage Performed in 1786, from Bengal, in the Ship Nootka; Observations on the Probable Existence of a North West Passage; And Some Account of the Trade Between the North West Coast of America and China; And the Latter Country and Great Britain.

      London: J. Walter, 1790. Undetermined. near fine. 1st Edition. viii, [12], xcv, [1], 372, [107], [1]pp. Quarto (25 X 30 cm.). Bound in original full polished calf. New polished calf spine to match. Spine ruled in six compartments. Gilt title. Elaborate bookplate of Ann Shum Storey Arcot. 18 plates (7 folding) including views and portraits. 10 maps and plans including 3 folding. Complete with the plate of the Phillipines which is often missing and the list of subscribers. A bit of light offsetting to plates otherwise a clean copy with ample margins. near fine Lande 1346. Lada-Mokarski 46. Wickersham 6595. Streeter 3491. An important narrative, gives a full account of the Indian Nations of Northwest America; heir villages, languages, manners, and customs. It also contains a separate account of the voyage of the Iphegenia, commanded by Captain William Douglas, which visited the Sandwich Islands and Nootka Sound. China Trade with North America, these voyages commanded by Meares 'are an important link in the chain of American discovery, of which he was one of the pioneers, and on whom Britain's claim to the Oregon Territory depended' (Sabin). Following his 1786 voyage from Bengal in the Nootka, Meares took the ships Iphigenia and Felice from Calcutta for a company of Merchant Proprietors to enter the fur trade between the northwest coast of America and China, sailing under a Portuguese flag to avoid the British fur monopoly. in Cook Inlet his ship became frozen in and twenty-three officers and crew died of scurvy in 1786. Their rescue by Captains Portlock and Dixon led to a long controversy over Meares' infringement of the South Sea Company monopoly on fur trading on the American coast. From 1788 to 1789 Meares explored and took possession of the Straits of Juan de Fuca for Britain and established a base at Nootka Sound where he built the schooner Northwest America, the first vessel launched in northern waters. He also made coastal surveys and discoveries which became part of Britain's claim to Oregon and led to near-war with Spain and the Nootka Controversy. Spain seized his ship Iphigenia, for which Meares claimed compensation, and later seized Captain Colnett's ship the Argonaut, all of which led to the Nootka Treaty of 1790. Meares succeeded in making the voyage to China and sold his furs, yet the entire venture was a financial loss. Edited by William Combe. [Joseph Hume: British radical politician responsible for a number of social reforms.] 1790

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