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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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        1790 1st ed English Botany James Sowerby Illustrated British Plants Flowers 4v

      London : Printed for the author by J. Davis and sold by White, Johnson, Dilly, 1790ff. First edition. Henrey 1366. Hunt 717. Nissen 2225. Pritzel 8789. Dunthorne 291 - 1790 1st ed English Botany James Sowerby Illustrated British Plants Flowers 4v EXQUISITELY ILLUSTRATED with 306 PLATES! “the most celebrated of all English floras” (Henrey) “In the year 1790 the late Mr. James Sowerby, an eminent botanical draughtsman and a faithful observer of nature, requested my assistance in publishing coloured figures of British plants This publication, from which the fungi are excluded approaches nearer to a complete set of figures of the native plants, than ever appeared in this or any country.” – Sir James E Smith, letterpress "English Botany is of value even to the present day as a work of reference, and as an illustrated flora of our country it has never been surpassed." (Henrey II:143). This is truly a remarkable first edition masterwork collection of known plants, with color illustrations in Britain through the 18th-century. Because of its desirability, these volumes are difficult to locate, especially volume I, which is available here! Item number: #162 Price: $1950 SOWERBY, James. English botany, or, Coloured figures of British plants : with their essential characters, synonyms, and places of growth : to which will be added occasional remarks London : Printed for the author by J. Davis and sold by White, Johnson, Dilly, 1790ff. First edition. Henrey 1366. Hunt 717. Nissen 2225. Pritzel 8789. Dunthorne 291. Details: • Collation complete: 4 volumes; 306 plates • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Language: English • Size: ~9in X 5.5in (23cm x 14cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 161 Photos available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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

      Erlangen, Nurnburg, Germany 1790 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Voyage du jeune Anacharsis en Grèce

      de Bure, Paris 1790 - Sept volumes in-8, plein veau blond, triple filet doré sur les plats, dos très ornés, pièces de titre de veau rouge et de tomaison de veau vert, têtes rouges. Un volume d'atlas in-4, plein veau blond, dos très orné. Reliures de l'époque. xxiv, 382 ; [3], 568 ; [3], 560 ; [2], 564 ; [3], 543 ; [3], 511pages et [3], 130, cccxxii, [1] pages. 3e édition de ce célébrissime ouvrage narrant les pérégrinations du héros, Anacharsis, en Grèce au IVe siècle av. J.-C. Le sujet est un prétexte à une description minutieuse et très érudite de la Grèce à la veille de l'assassinat de Philippe de Macédoine en 336 av. J.-C. L'ouvrage s'accompagne d'un très bel atlas de 31 planches rempliées. Superbe exemplaire, remarquablement relié à l'époque et dans un état de fraîcheur rare, totalement exempt de rousseurs. Frottements aux nerfs, quelques coins et coiffes restaurés. /// 7 volumes 8vo, 1 volume (atlas) 4to, full calf, gilt ornate raised spines, red and calf letter-pieces, all edges red. Binding of the time. Very famous imaginary travel journal of Anacharsis, a fictional character ,in Greece, in 336 BC, a few time before Philippe II of Macedonia assassination. The journal is completed with an atlas of 31 fine double-page engravings . A lovely copy remarkably bound and exceptionally fresh. Slight rubbings and restorations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        (Scarce Account of the Rostock University Library and Natural Cabinet including a Catalog of the latterÂ’s Collections). - Geschichte der öffentlichen Universitäts-Bibliothek und des Museum zu Rostock. [And:] Der Geschichte ... erste Fortsetzung, welche die freywilligen Geschenke enthält.

      Rostock, Johann Jakob Adler (Heirs of), 1790-1793.. Small quarto. Contemporary marbled boards (minorily rubbed, stronger to spine), all edges red. 64 pp., 4 ff., 72 pp., title pages and a few chapters with woodcut vignettes. Two manuscript ownership entries on front fly leaf (apparently of August Ludwig Diemer, professor of law at he Rostock university, dated 1819, and of Friedrich Bachmann, theologian and local historian, dated 1883). Verso to first title page two ownership stamps : one unknown, the other from the university of Rostock (cancelled). Some browning and old ink spots apply to a few pages, but generally in very good condition. First edition, all published. Very scarce. Not listed with Murray, neither for Rostock nor Bützow. – Although a few libraries hold either the main work or the continuation (usually not both, except for the University Libraries of Rostock themselves), no copy can be traced on auctions in Germany since 1950! According to a footnote in the continuationÂ’s preface the main work was published in a number of 500 copies only stated to had been sold out completely shortly after publication (cf. p.3). – The author Tychsen was an important orientalist, who after taking his degrees at the University of Halle worked for the local educational institution ‘Franckesche StiftungÂ’, which would become of immense importance for the history of museums in Germany and still exists today. In 1763 Tychsen was announced professor for oriental languages at the newly founded university of Bützow, established in 1760 by Duke Frederick of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, called the Pius, in concurrence to the until then dominating university of Northern Germany, in Rostock. There, Tychsen soon began to develop the library and enhance the collections of instruments, artifacts and natural specimens. But although starting ambitiously and being equipped with enough ressources, the university project of Bützow was unlucky in the end for not attracting enough students from abroad. In 1789, after the death of Duke Frederick, his successor, Frederick Francis, merged the two competing universities into one, announcing Tychsen as head of the united library and their annexed natural cabinet. These incidents became the main motivation behind the work offered as the Rostock collections became drastically expanded by the addition of the Bützow collections, which Tychsen surely knew best. The work is as much a historical account of the coming in being of both the universitiesÂ’ libraries and the museum as it is a verbatim report on the current state of the latterÂ’s collections, including an uncommonly detailed catalog, listing donators, the date of the itemÂ’s inclusion as well as their geographical origin. It is devided into two parts, each one equipped with a separate title page. The first part (the ‘main workÂ’ so to say) gives the historical accounts of the coming in being of the libraries in Rostock and in Bützow, as well as of the latterÂ’s natural cabinet - there was no such in Rostock before the institutions merged. But the natural cabinet in Bützow was a public museum from the very beginning on and formed part of the library, in which house roules it already was referred to. It became the basis for the university museum in Rostock when the institutions merged. The second part of the work then is a concise catalog of the items in this collection. Among them we find the classical ‘wunderkammerÂ’ objects together with some items, more typical for the Baltic and Nordic regions, f. ex. the skelleton of a juvenile whale or remarkable pieces of amber, but also the modell of a rhinoceros (probably a sculptured, three dimensional bronce plate of Clara by the Dutch natural historian Pietrus Camper), ethnographical artifacts and much more.

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        Carta apologética a favor del título de Madre Santisima de la Luz, que goza la reyna del cielo Maria purísima señora nuestra, y de la imagen que con el mismo título se venera en algunos lugares de esta América.

      Mexico: por Felipe de Zúñiga y Ontiveros, 1790. Small 4to. [34] ff., xi [i.e., ix], [1 (blank)], 197, [1 (blank)] pp. (lacks engraved plate). The author, a Franciscan missionary and a native of León, Guanajuato, here defends the cult of the Virgin Mary that is known in Spanish as la Luz. Some opprobrium had come to be attached to the cult when the Fourth Mexican Provincial Council condemned it, but as the actions of that council were never approved or ratified by the Vatican, the condemnation was nullified.         Medina, Mexico, 79191; Palau 6095; on Alcocer, see: Archivo biográfico de España, Portugal e Iberoamérica, fiche 23, frames 47–49. Contemporary cockled vellum, lacking the buttons for its loops, and lacking also the engraving; a very few light stains to a very few pages. Actually, quite a nice copy of the text.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        Essays on the Nature and Principles of Taste. By the Revd. Archibald Alison, L.L.B. F.R.S. Edin.

      Edinburgh: Printed for J.J.G. and G. Roibinson London; and Bell and Bradfute Edinburgh 1790 - FIRST EDITION. 4to. (27 x 21 cm.). pp. xiii+415. Full contemporary tree calf, flat spine, red label, gilt rules. Spine a trifle rubbed, generally a very nice copy. Ex libris Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo, with his bookplate and ownership inscription to title. Alison "with a wealth of imagination and sentiment denied absolutely the existence of objective qualities inherent in objects, accounting for all emotions by the association of ideas aroused in the mind of the spectator. Anything might be beautiful if it aroused pleasant and therefore beautiful ideas." (Hussey: 'The Picturesque'. 1927 p.15) The book aroused widespread interest and went through six editions by 1825. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DELLA ISTORIA VINIZIANA DI M. PIETRO BEMBO CARDINALE DA LUI VOLGARIZATA LIBRI DODICI ORA PER LA PRIMA VOLTA SECONDO L'ORIGINALE PUBBLICATI

      1790. Venezia Zatta 1790 2 voumi in 4° Pagine 1 carta bianca + ritratto di Bembo inciso in antiporta da Francesco Bartolozzi + XLIII + 309 + 2 carte bianche + 1 carta bianca + 356 + 1 carta bianca. Ottime legature coeve in piena pergamena. Titoli in oro ai dorsi su tassello. Sguardie controsguardie in carta marmorizzata. Filini. Ottime e fresche copie in barbe e ad ampi margini stampate su carta azzurra. Cfr. Morazzoni, p. 215 - Cicogna,570: "la storia del Bembo.. ha bellezza di lingua e di stile.." - Gamba,131: "In questa moderna, nobile ed accuratissima ristampa (la I ediz. è del 1552), dovuta all'ab. Iacopo Morelli, il testo è ridotto per la prima volta alla sua integrità sopra un manoscritto di pugno del Bembo che serbasi nella Marciana.. Eruditissima è la Prefazione dell'editore, a cui piacque nel dettato imitare lo stile del Cardinale.

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        Les rendez-vous du Palais-Royal

      Jean-Baptiste Letourmy, (vers 1780-1790), Orléans - ____ Grande feuille imprimée sur bois ( 37 x 32 cm) et coloriée au pochoir, portant 9 vignettes de scènes galantes dans le haut-lieu du plaisir à Paris. Elle montre sur le mode humoristique, des robes, légendées : "retroussée", "au plaisir des dames", "au charme d'amour", "à la turque", Orléans était au XVIIIe siècle le plus important centre d'imagerie populaire. "Lorsque l'on évoque l'imagerie populaire en France, le nom d'Epinal vient tout de suite à l'esprit. Mais bien avant l'émergence de cette ville et des autres centres de production d'imagerie de l'Est au XIXe siècle, Orléans tenait une place privilégiée dans cette histoire au XVIIIe siècle.» «Le bleu orléanais, particulièrement utilisé au XVIIIe siècle, est caractéristique de ce centre où le vert en revanche est utilisé avec parcimonie. Les rouges tirent davantage sur l'orange et les jaunes sont chauds tirant également sur l'orangé : peut-être uitilise-t-on le safran du Gâtinais comme en indiennerie ? Ceci confère une grande douceur et beaucoup de charme à la plupart des productions de Perdoux et Letourmy." (L'imagerie populaire d'Orléans, Musée des beaux-arts d'Orléans, 2005) Inutile d'insister sur la rareté de telles images aujourd'hui. Celle-ci est en excellent état à l'exception d'une réparation dans la marge blanche extérieure. *-------* Large wood engraved sheet, stencil-colored, from Orleans, the most important eighteenth century center for popular imagery. The Palais-Royal was then a high spot of pleasure in Paris. All these images are very rare today. . [380 x 320 mm] Collation :.

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        Characteristics Of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times, With A Collection Of Letters [Three Volumes, Complete], Possible Jane Austen Conection

      Basil [Basel]: J J Tourneisen / J L Legrand, 1790. Reprint. Speckled Calf / Boards. Very Good +. 8 1/2" Tall. Bookplate of Lady Frances Compton. (Viii), 414; (Vi), 367; (Viii), 340, + Long Index To All Volumes At End. Published 1790. Original Or Very Early Spotted Calf, 6 Spine Compartments With Two Morocco Labels On Each Volume, Gilt Decorations And Borders On Spine, Over Marbled Paper Covered Boards, Spotted Calf Tips, Light Blue Endpapers. Lightly Used, Single 1/8" Deep X 3/16" Long Chip At Top Of Spines Of Vols 2 And 3, Hinges Solid. Bookplates Of Lady Frances Compton; She Is Noted As A Visitor To The Household By Jane Austen's Father In The Early 1790'S. An Interesting Association As There Is Speculation That Jane Austen Used Shaftesbury As A Source For Her Ideas Of Morality. Although There Is No Evidence That Austen Had Access To A Copy Of Shaftesbury, It Is Possible That She Discussed The Ideas With Lady Compton, Or Even That This Particular Set Was Made Accesible To Her.

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        Resolved, that the Commonwealth be divided into eight districts

      , 1790. 1790. First Edition . MASSACHUSETTS. Resolved, that the Commonwealth be, and hereby is divided into eight districts. Boston: Thomas Adams, (1790). Broadside sheet of laid paper printed on recto only, measuring 13-1/2 by 16-1/2 inches. $3000.Massachusetts congressional broadside announcing the division of the state into eight districts,

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        Adam Fabbroni.Kunst nach vernünftigen Grundsäzzen Wein zu verfertigen, eine gekrönte Preisschrift aus dem Italienischen mit Zusäzzen von D. Samuel Hahnemann.

      Johann Ambrosius Barth, Leipzig 1790 - Avec gravure pliée à la fin et une table à la page 60. Rare traduction de l'italien. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels To Discover The Source Of The Nile, In The Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, And 1773

      Edinburgh: Printed by J.Ruthven for G.G.J. and J.Robinson, London, 1790 Volume I: 759 pages plus dedication poem; Volume II: 718 pages; Volume III: 535 pages; Volume IV: 695 pages; Volume V: 230 pages plus fold-out pages and index. Brown leather binding with gilt ornametation. Boards detatched on volumes I, II, IV, and V. Foxing on some interior pages. JWSC LLC is listing this property on behalf of a private collector's estate. Documentation on file indicates this book was purchased by the estate in the 1970s from Bookseller James Thin, Edinbugh. Additional photos available.

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        Ayot St. Lawrence Edition of The Collected Works of Bernard Shaw

      Wm. H. Wise & Company, New York, New York. - 30 volumes complete, limited to 1790 sets, this being # 233. Published between 1930 and 1932. I: Immaturity; xlviii, 438 pages; frontportrait, illustration [1930]. II: The Irrational Knot; xxii, 352 pages; frontportrait, illustration [1930]. III: Love Among the Artists; 353 pages; frontportrait [1930]. IV: Cashel Byron's Profession; xx, 244 pages; frontportrait, illustration [1930]. V: An Unsocial Socialist; x, 270 pages; frontportrait, illustration [1930]. VI: Short Stories, Scraps & Shavings; vii, 229 pages; frontportrait [1932]. VII: Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant, The First Volume Containing The Three Unpleasant Plays; xxvii, 253 pages; frontportrait [1930]. VIII: Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant, The Second Containing The Four Pleasant Plays; xxi, 305 pages; frontportrait, illustration [1931]. IX: Three Plays for Puritans, The Devel's Disciple, Caesar and Cleopatra, Captain Brassbound's Conversion; xl, 306 pages; frontportrait, illustration [1930]. X: Man and Superman; xl, 228 pages; frontportrait, illustration [1930]. XI: John Bull's Other Island, How He Lied to Her Husband, Major Barbara; 350 pages; frontportrait [1930]. XII: The Doctor's Dilemma, Getting Married, The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet; xi, 464 pages; frontportrait [1930]. XIII: Misalliance, The Dark Lady of the Sonnets, Fanny's First Play; ix, 335 pages; frontportrait [1930]. XIV: Androcles and the Lion, Overruled, Pygmalion; x, 303 pages; frontportrait [1930]. XV: Heartbreak House, Great Catherine, Playets of the War; viii, 304 pages; frontportrait [1930]. XVI: Back to Methuselah; xc, 262 pages; frontportrait, illustration [1930]. XVII: Saint Joan, The Apple Cart; viii, 277 pages; frontportrait [1930]. XVIII: Translations and Tomfooleries; vii, 238 pages; frontportrait [1930]. XIX: The Quintessence of Ibsenism, The Perfect Wagnerite, The Sanity of Art; viii, 346 pages; frontportrait [1931]. XX: The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism; xliii, 563 pages; frontportrait; index [1931]. XXI: What I really Wrote About the War; xxi, 434 pages; frontportrait [1931]. XXII: Doctor's Delusions, Crude Criminology, Sham Education; xiv, 387 pages; frontportrait [1932]. XXIII: Our Theatres in the Nineties: Criticisms Contributed Week by Week to the Saturday Review From January 1895 to May 1898, in Three Volumes. Volume I; x, 302 pages; frontportrait [1931]. XXIV: Our Theatres in the Nineties: Criticisms Contributed Week by Week to the Saturday Review from January 1895 to May 1898, in Three Volumes. Volume II; 306 pages; frontportrait [1931]. XXV: Out Theatres in the Nineties: Criticisms Contributed Week by Week to the Saturday Review from January 1895 to May 1898, in Three Volumes. Volume III; 440 pages; frontportrait, illustration; index to 3 volumes [1931]. XXVI: Music in London, 1890-94: Criticisms Contributed Week by Week to the World, in Three Volumes. Volume I; 317 pages, frontportrait [1931]. XXVII: Music in London, 1890-94: Criticisms Contributed Week to Week to the World, in Three Volumes. Volume II; 342 pages; frontportrait [1931]. XXVIII: Music in London, 1890-94: Criticisms Contributed Week by Week to the World, in Three Volumes. Volume III; 332 pages; frontportrait; index to 3 volumes [1931]. XXIX: Pen Portraits and Reviews; 321 pages; frontportrait; index [1932]. XXX: Essays in Fabian Socialism; ix, 340 pages; frontportrait; index. Uniformly bound in blue-gray boards with cloth spines, gilt top paging, gilt series title with volume number & contents on paper label on the spine. Mostly uncut pages, save several of the works and essays with introductions which have been opened. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was the leading playwright of his time along with being a major critic of music and the theatre. Also an author of various tracts and books on socialism. He was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1925. The 30 volume set includes all his writings through 1932. Also a wonderful series of portraits of Shaw over the decades. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A HISTORY OF THE LATE SIEGE OF GIBRALTAR WITH A DESCRIPTION AND ACCOUNT OF THE GARRISON, FROM THE EARLIEST PERIODS

      London: T. Spilsbury, 1790. Fourth Edition. Full Leather. Very Good binding. A Fourth Edition copy of Drinkwater's account of the four year long siege of Gibraltar. With an engraved vignette of the fortress on the title page, and with 10 engraved folding plates of which 4 are maps and 6 are views. There is foxing and toning, and the plates have some wear to the edges and occasional damping. Bound in sheep with morocco title label. The boards have been discreetly reinforced at the joints. Very Good binding.

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        Schloßpark Bagno ('Vûe de la Grande Cascade Sauvage à Steinfort').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Le Rouge, um 1790, 20,5 x 36,5

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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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        Die im Bernstein befindlichen organischen Reste der Vorwelt gesammelt in Verbindung mit mehreren bearbeitet und herausgegeben.

      2 Bände mit je zwei Abteilungen in einem Band. Mit insgesamt 32 (davon 6 kolorierten bzw. teilkolorierten) lithographischen Tafeln. 4 Bl., IV, 125 S., 2 Bl., IV, 124 S., 2 Bl., 125 S. HLwd. d. Zt.39,5 x 29,5 cm. Erste Ausgabe. Nissen, ZBI 319 BMC (Natural History), S. 137 Engelmann, S. 585. Sehr seltene und erste umfassende Monographie über Bernsteininklusionen, basierend auf der Privatsammlung des Danziger Augenarztes Georg Carl Berendt (1790-1850). Nach seinen Tod wurde das Werk von den Paläontologen Ernst Fr. Germar, Heinrich Göppert, Carl L. Koch und Hermann A. Hagen fertiggestellt. - Kapitale gering angeplatzt, Kanten beschabt, Hinterdeckel kratzspurig. Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, einige Tafeln auf flaueren Abzügen auf bräunlichem Papier, insgesamt aber sehr gut erhalten.

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        Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on the proceedings in certain societies in London relative to that event. In a letter intended to have been sent to a gentleman in Paris. By the Right Honourable Edmund Burke.

      iv, 356p.Original quarter calf over marbled boards.Bound with: Jacques-Pierre Brissot de Warville. J. P. Brissot, Deputy of Eure and Loire, to his constituents, on the situation of the National Convention; on the influence of the anarchists, And The Evils IT Has Caused; and on the necessity of annihilating that influence In Order To Save The Republic. Translated from the French. With a preface and occasional notes by the translator. A new edition. London: printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly, 1794. xl, 121p. Translated by William Burke. The translation revised and preface written by Edmund Burke. Foxing to final leaf and endpaper. (Todd 62c).

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

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

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        Eloge civique de Benjamin Franklin prononce, le 21 juillet 1790, dans la rotonde, au nom de la Commune de Paris

      Paris: Chez J.-R. Lottin, imprimeur-libraire-ordinaire de la ville, rue S.-André-des-Arcs, no 27. F. L. Bailly, libraire, rue S.-Honoré, vis-Å•-vis de la Barričre des Sergens. Et, au Palais-Royal, chez Vict. Desenne, l'aîn&e, 1790. First edition, thus. Modern marbled paper covered boards to style with paper spine label. A near fine untrimmed copy with some faint staining to a few later leaves, occasional marginal foxing, new endpapers.. [2], 50 pp. "par M. l'abbé Fauchet, en présence de MM. les députés de l'Assemblée nationale, de MM. les députés de tous les départemens du royaume Å• la Confédération, de M. le maire, de M. le commandant-général, de MM. les représentans de la commune, de MM. les présidens des districts, & de MM. les electeurs de Paris." From p.2: "Les représentans de la Commune de Paris ont arrÄ™té, le 22 juillet 1790, que cet ouvrage seroit imprimé, présenté Å• l'Assemblée nationale, & envoyé, en Amérique, au Congrčs." This eulogy of Benjamin Franklin, delivered before the assembled deputies of the National Assembly, the city officials of Paris, and the members of the Commune, was published in a number of editions the same year, the first not including the "Note de M. le Roi sur Franklin" (pp. 38--50) by Le Roy in this edition. Sabin 23918. Ford 861. Echeverria & Wilkie I: 790/43. Eberstadt 131-293.

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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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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.

      Pr. at the Clarendon Press by W. Jackson & A. Hamilton, 1790. 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.

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        MESSINA - "A View of Messina as in 1777". Grande e scenografica veduta di Messina, ricchissima nei dettagli architettonici e paesaggistici. In evidenza 6 luoghi notabili, tra cui l'Etna, la Cattedrale, la cittadella e le Saline... 

      1790. Inc. in rame, f. 33x53 cm. ca. Esemplare con pieghe editoriali, rifilato alla battuta, con un piccolo strappo di 5 mm. in corrispondenza della braghetta, con difetto di stampa che attraversa in verticale tutta la carta. Piccola macchiolina in alto nel cielo. In: Swinburne, Henry - Travels in the two Sicilies... London, Nichols... 

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        MICROGRAPHY: Crucifixion of Jesus

      [prob. Germany, circa ]. 1790 - Ink drawing in black and brown on hand-made paper (Very Good, slightly stained, small repaired worm holes in margins of the image), 37 x 22 cm (14.6 x 8.7 inches). A highly detailed drawing of the Crucifixion was made probably at the end of the 18th century in Germany in the technique of micography. Micrography (from the Greek Ômicrographia,Õ meaning small writing) is an art form first developed by Jewish scribes in Egypt and Israel around the 9th Century. Traditionally, Jewish artists were banned from drawing images of living creatures due to the rabbinical interpretation of the Second Commandment which states: ÒThou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness [of anything] that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.Ó As with traditional Islamic art, Jewish artists were thus relegated to drafting calligraphy and geometric forms. However, rabbinical rulings permitted forms that might optically appear to be of banned subjects to be constructed, as long as they were composed entirely of calligraphy. Artists brilliantly constructed elaborate designs composed entirely of microscopic lines of text. During the Medieval period, the art form flourished in Iberia and Central Europe, regions with strong Jewish artistic patronage. It is important, however, to remember that due to the extreme sophistication and technical difficulty of the medium, micrography never became a popular art form, but was reserved for appreciation in rarefied circles.

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        CARTA COMPENDIATA DELLO STATO DI MILANO

      Lombardia 1790 - Carta dello Stato di Milano in coloritura coeva. Il monaco olivetano Mauro Fornari pubblicò nel 1789, in seguito alla riorganizzazione del territorio fatta da Giuseppe II, sei mappe delle provincie lombarde di Cremona, Como, Varese, Milano, Pavia, Lodi e nel 1790 la carta dello Stato di Milano. Il lavoro, inciso da Domenico Cagnoni, è basato sull'atlante topografico pubblicato dalla Giunta del Censimento, aggiornato appena in alcune parti per poter indicare i principali centri abitati posti oltre le linee di confine. Coloritura coeva. Bibliografia: Motta, p. 50; Arrigoni-Bertarelli, n. 1357; Colombo-Rondanini-GRSD, p. 55 Colombo-Rondanini-GRSD, p. 55 mm 379x441

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