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        Culture et usage des pommes de terre Extrait de l'ouvrage de M. Parmentier, publié par ordre du Roi.

      à Nancy, chez H. Haener, 1790, in 8°, de 1f. 34pp., cart. papier marbré ancien, dos muet, page de titre restaurée en marge int. sinon bon exemplaire. Rare texte destiné à l'encouragement de la culture de la pomme de terre. Il reprend en partie, avec des variantes et des compléments le "résumé" qui figure en fin du "Traité sur la culture et les usages des pommes de terre..." paru en 1789 chez Barrois. Les titres placés en marge et l'introduction sont nouveaux. ¶ CCFR 2 ex. seulement (Nancy et BNF) - Pas dans Vicaire, ni Bitting, ni Oberlé fastes.

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        English Botany; or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential Characters, Synonyms, and Places of Growth.

      London. Printed for the Author by J. Davis. 1790. First Edition. The first volume of Sowerby's English Botany, iv+ 72 hand-colored engravings, descriptive text accompanies each plate, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, 9.5 x 5.5 inches, leather covered boards with gilt dentelle (hardbound). FRONT COVER IS DETACHED. Occasional very light foxing to plates (scarcely visible), some offsetting onto text sheets. Neat 1882 inscription by a previous owner to the first blank leaf. Plates, on wove paper, bright and clean. Volume I, Number 1 of the publication started by the noted botanical artist James Sowerby (1757-1822), who had provided illustrations for William Curtis' publications, Flora Londonensis and The Botanical Magazine. The popularity of the latter work, first published in 1787, which featured plants imported from abroad in an affordable small format, encouraged Sowerby to start the current work. In the Preface to this first volume, Sowerby wrote of "its intention and plan": "A knowledge of the plants of our own country is in many respects preferable to that of exotics...Nor are the humble productions of our fields and woods deficient in real beauty, elegance or singularity of structure." The volume contains plates I through 72 which include some particularly attractive plates, all handcolored, of a variety of orchids, lady's-slipper, tulip, poppy, etc. While there are plates of several plainer plants, the preponderance in this early volume is definitely on the more showy and colorful plants, as would be expected to grow the subscription base; the success of this is attested to by the 24 year run of the magazine, with some 2,600 odd plates.

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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: Printed at the Logographic Press; and sold by J. Walter, 1790 - Quarto (283 × 230 mm). Recent quarter calf, red morocco label, marbled boards, yellow edges. 2 maps and 1 folding plate expertly backed with linen, small perforated library stamp to lower outer corner of title page, a little occasional bleed from yellow edges. A good copy, generally clean and fresh. Frontispiece portrait, 10 maps and 17 plates (stipple and soft ground frontispiece portrait by Beechey and two other stipple portraits, one line and the remainder aquatints). First edition, with the extra plate of the Philippines which Streeter notes as missing in most copies. John Meares (?1756–1809) "was sent out in 1786 from Calcutta, by a group of merchants, to enter into the fur trade of the Northwest coast of America. Establishing himself at Nootka Sound he built the first vessel to be launched in northern waters, made important discoveries, and explored the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The discoveries by Meares were part of the basis for the claim of Great Britain to Oregon The Spanish seizure of his ships led to the convention by which the Spanish claims to any northern territory were finally disallowed. This important narrative gives a very full account of the Indian nations of Northwest America, describing their villages, languages, manners, and customs. It also contains a separate account of the voyage of the Iphegenia, commanded by Captain William Douglas " (Hill). "According to the British Museum Catalogue, William Combe assisted Meares in the compilation of the work [and] John Walter, the printer and publisher was the founder of The Times" (Abbey). Abbey, Travel, 594. Cordier, Sinica, III, col. 2103. Cox II, p. 29. Hill I, pp. 195-196. Howes M469. Lust 344. Sabin 47260. Streeter VI, 3491. Taylor p. 197. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Description historique de l'Italie, en forme de dictionnaire

      Seconde édition, réimpression chez le même éditeur de l'originale qui date de 1776.bindings Chez Chambeau A Avignon 1790 in-8 (11x19cm) vij (1) 384pp. et (4) 404pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        Recherches sur les costumes et sur les théâtres de toutes les nations, tant anciennes que modernes

      Edition illustrated with a frontispiece and 54 engraved plates in the manner of wash, most in color, with Alix, Wrinkled and Sergeant from Chery.Contemporary binding in full marbled fair calf, back with five nerves decorated with boxes and gilded florets, parts of title and volume number of red and black morocco, gilt roulette coaching boards, double gold mesh underscore cuts all red edges.absent partly head cap, leather almost entirely split bit, some scratches and scuffs on the boards. The false title is missing. It attached a handwritten slip showing that the copy was provided by the Society of Arts Friends of Marseille Bellevaut, theater director of the Marseille Gymnasium for six years which put particular scene in the stage adaptation of the Mysteries of Marseille 'Emile Zola. A Masonic buffer at the bottom of this sheet. The work remained unfinished due to the imprisonment and execution of the author in 1792 during the massacres of September. The characters of ancient coins - mainly from Racine - are staged in demand decorations.Provenance: Library of Hippolyte Destailleur (with his bookplate), architect and important player in the influence of French historicist current. Chez M. Drouhin à Paris 1790 in-4 (19,5x26cm) (2) 150pp. (2) et 175pp. 2 tomes reliés en un volume

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        TOM THUMB'S PLAY-THING; with The Life of the Author: containing, Among other Adventures, his surprising Escape out of the Cow's Belly, to which is added, The History of Master and Miss Verygood. [Price One-Penny, Bound and Gilt.]

      28, [3 ad's], [1 blank] pages, including the recto and verso of the first and last leaves which are blank pastedowns to the Dutch floral paper wrappers. Illustrated with a woodcut pastedown frontispiece, and 24 woodcuts illustrating an alphabet, plus a further 12 woodcuts. Original Dutch floral wrappers. 10 x 6.5 cm. Quite soiled throughout; turned corners; three small corners lost to front wrapper and page one, but with no loss of text; one leaf of ad's repaired with thread; spine worn with some loss of paper. Rare. The only copy listed on WorldCat of this pre 1790 edition is in the Cotsen children's library, but that is incomplete, lacking the wrappers, the frontispiece, and the last leaf of ad's. There is one copy of a later printing, circa 1794, in Toronto Public Library, but that would appear to be in poor condition as the wrappers are described as 'mutilated.' The 'Q' of the alphabet reads,: 'Q was a Queen, And Queen of the Sluts.' This is possibly a reference to Anne Boleyn, who was frequently referred as 'The Great Whore.'

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        Commentariolus Ludovici Cervarii Tuberonis de origine & incremento urbis Rhacusanae eiusdemque ditionis descriptio auctore Nicolao Joannis de Bona, et Stephani Gradi antiquitatum rhacusanarum brevis diatriba. His accedit de illustribus familiis, quae Rhacusae extant ad amplissimum Senatum. Elegia Didaci Pyrrhi. Cum notis & supplementis.

      Dubrovnik, Andrea Trevisan, 1790. - circa 22 x 15,4 cm. 83 pp. Contemporary marbled wrapper "IT\ICCU\TSAE\027307 (only two copies). Rare edition of the chronicle of Dubrovnik in Dalmatia by Lodovico Cerva (ca.1455-1527), reedited together with other texts about the history of that town by Didaco Pirro, Stjepan Gradic and Nikola Bunic. The longest part is "De illustribus familiis, quae Rhacusae extant ad amplissimum Senatum Didaci Pyrrhi Elegia". It gives characterizations of the eminent Dalmatian families and quotes several inscriptions. The extensive commentary is in a way an archaeological and epigraphic study. " "- Fine, only the last leaves with some light staining, otherwise crisp, a little rubbed. Elegant imprint.

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        PROVERBS EXEMPLIFIED, AND ILLUSRATED BY PICTURES FROM REAL LIFE. Teaching Morality and a Knowledge of the World; With Prints. Designed as a Succession-Book to Aesop's Fables. After the manner, and by the Author, of Hogarth Moralized. Rev. J. Trusler...At The Literary=Press... Price three shillings, half bound.

      viii, 196 pages. Illustrated with woodcut vignette to title and forty-nine other cuts throughout by John Bewick. Later half-bound morocco; red leather title-piece to spine; marbled boards. 12mo. Top edge gilt. 155 x 97 mm. First edition. Some slight browning; two bookplates to front pastedown; else an excellent copy with fine Bewick cuts.

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         Traité des maladies chirurgicales et des opérations qui leur conviennent. Ouvrage posthume... mis au jour par M Lesne... Nelle édition corrigée.

      Paris, Méquignon, 1790, 3 vol. in 8°, d'un portrait gravé, 2 ff.-LXXXVI-420pp., 2ff-512pp. & 2ff. 286pp. 1f., ill. de 90 planches d'instruments de chirurgie se dépl., demi-veau raciné époque, dos lisse orné, p. de t. rouge et verte, tr. mouchetées. Bel exemplaire (ex-libris Dr. A.R.P. Duchateau, Arras) 3e édition du grand traité chirurgical de Jean Louis Petit, l'un des plus éminents chirurgiens de son temps, et le premier directeur de l'Académie de Chirurgie. Il inventa la vis tourniquet (III. pl.72), décrivit pour la première fois les ruptures du talon d'Achille, et fit les premières opérations du mastoïde. Les planches représentent l'ensemble des instruments utilisés à l'époque, dont ceux modifiés ou inventés par Petit, entre autres le fameux élévatoire( I. pl.4). ¶ Garrison-Morton n°3357 & 3577 "By one of the most eminent surgeons of his time, who was the first Manager of the Academy of Surgery. He invented the screw tourniquet, and was first to open the Mastoid Process... Records the first successful operation for mastoiditis... (I.153) and Petit's hernia and triangle...(II.256)" - Dezeimeris VI.699 - Waller I.7323 - Blake p.345 - Hirsch IV. p.568

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        (recueil de 9 textes) Livre rouge

      P., Baudouin, 1790, in 8°, de 39pp. (Tourneux III/13464) - Relié à la suite: - Le Livre Rouge ou liste des pensions secrettes sur le Trésor Public contenant les noms & qualités des pensionnaires, l'état de leurs servides, & des observations sur les motifs qui leur ont mérité leur traitement. Première Classe. Première Livraison. De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1790, 28pp., imprimées à l'encre rouge (Tourneux III/13482 & 13482a) - Et: - Réponse aux observations de M. Necker et de M. de Montmorin relativement au Livre Rouge, suivie des états de comptant de l'année 1783 ... P., Imp. Nationale, 1790, 32pp. (Tourneux III/13470) - Et: - Addition au Livre Rouge ou démonstration de la vérité ... P., Imp. Nationale, s.d., [1790], 8pp. (Tourneux III/13464) - Et: Résultat du Conseil d'Etat du Roi, tenu à Versailles le 27 décembre 1788. P., imp. royale, 1788, 29pp. (Tourneux I/664) - Et: - Lettre du Roi pour la convocation des Etats-Généraux, à Versailles le 27 avril 1789 et réglement y annexé. P,. imp. royale, 1789, 32pp. (Tourneux I/703) - Et: - Etat, par ordre alphabétique, des bailliages royaux et des sénéchaussées royales des Pays d'Elections, qui députeront directement ou indirectement aux Etats-Généraux ... P., imp. royales, 1789, 15pp. (Martin-Walter 6396) - Et: - Ouverture des Etats-Généraux, faite à Versailles le 5 mai 1789. Discours du Roi; discours de M. le Garde des Sceaux; Rapport de M. le Directeur Général des Finances, fait par ordre du Roi. P., imp. royale 1789, 118pp. et (Etat Général des Revenus et des Dépenses Fixes) - Et: - Confédération Nationale, ou récit exact et circonstancié de tout ce qui s'est passé à Paris, le 14 juillet 1790, à la Fédération ... P., Garnéry, An II, 2ff-238pp., 5 planches gravées h.t. (étendards, médaille gravée par Gatteaux, plan du Champ de Mars, vue de l'autel prise du côté de l'Ecole Militaire, vue de l'arc de triomphe du côté de la Rivière), (Tourneux I/1796). soit 9 textes reliés en 1 vol. pl. basane marbrée époque, dos lisse orné, coiffe sup. lég. usée sinon bon exemplaire. Important recueil qui rassemble: - La publication officielle, faite avec l'autorisation de Louis XVI, du célèbre Livre Rouge des pensions, gratifications et traitements versés par la cassette royale entre 1774 et 1789; - La première livraison du pamphlet du même titre attribué à l'abbé de La Reynie "imprimé en rouge et renfermant de prétendus extraits par ordre alphabétique de l'Etat Nominatif, accompagnés des motifs soi-disant allégués pour justifier ces faveurs et appostillées d'Observations plus injurieuses encore ..." (Tourneux); - Deux autres pamphlets s'y rapportant; - Et quelques rares brochures sur les Etats-Généraux, dont la très rare et fondamentale "Ouverture des Etats-Généraux". Signalons que Le Résultat du Conseil d'Etat du Roi avait pour objet d'établir que "le nombre des députés du Tiers serait égal à celui des deux autres ordres réunis" (Tourneux). Quant au dernier texte sur la Confédération, il s'agit d'une "compilation faite avec soin et avec goût des documents officiels, des extraits de journaux les plus importants et de quelques brochures..." (Tourneux).

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         Le parc au cerf, ou L'origine de l'affreux déficit par un zélé Patriote.

      Paris, sur les débris de la Bastille, 1790, in 8°, de 8-191pp., ill. d'un front. gravé et de deux portraits h.t. de la duchesse de Châteauroux et de Mme de Pompadour, et une planche libre (qui manque à cet exemplaire), cart. papier marbré rouge moderne genre XVIIIe, exemplaire à toutes marges. Très rare et violent pamphlet relatant les débauches de Louis XV et Madame de Pompadour, dans une maison de Versailles "Le Parc au Cerf" logeant de jeunes femmes dévolues à satisfaire les caprices du Roi. Parmi les concubines du "Parc aux cerf" figura la "belle O'Murphy", peinte par François Boucher et dont, Casanova prétend avoir su jouir assez habilement pour la livrer encore vierge au Roi. Il semble que Jeanne Du Barry soit aussi passée par le "Parc aux cerf". Contrairement à la légende, le roi ne se rendit jamais dans cette demeure, les femmes ne faisant qu'y loger, et étant ensuite amenées au palais. Comme souvent, exemplaire sans la planche libre qui manque presque toujours (supprimée pour éviter la censure - normalement placée entre les pages 124/125). Cette planche montre le banquier bordelais Peixotte (Peixotto), juif converti, en pleine action avec une danseuse d'opéra dénudée. ¶ Gay Amour, femmes III. 631 "la figure de Peixotte manque souvent..." - Bibl. Nordmann II. n°104 - Cohen p.182 - Pia n°1079.

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         Les Masques arrachés ou vie privée de L. E. Henri Vander-Noot et Van Eupen, de S.E. le Cardinal de Malines et de leurs adhérens, par Jacques Le Sueur, espion honoraire de la police de Paris, & ci devant employé du ministère de France en qualité de clairvoyant dans les Pays-Bas autrichiens.

      Londres, [Bruxelles], 1790, 2 tomes in 16, de 2ff. 219pp. & 2ff. 215pp., (manque le fx-titre et le titre de la 2e partie) rel. en 1 vol. cart. simili-vélin moderne genre ancien, titre à la plume au dos. Bon exemplaire. Edition originale très rare. Un des rares témoignages sur les cérémonies des illuminés de Bavière. ¶ Quérard Supercheries II.768 "connu aussi sous le nom de Beaunoir, anagramme du sien... Libelle rempli de calomnies et d'obscénités..." - Gay III. 77 - Fesch col. 154 (classé à Beaunoir) - Kloss 3439 - Caillet 6610 (2e édition seulement, classé à Le Sueur) "L'auteur raconte comment il fut affilié à la secte des illuminé cérémonie d'initiation, etc..." - Inconnu de Wolftieg - Pas dans Dorbon

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        Treatise on the Culture of the Vine... Together with new hints on the formation of vineyards in England.

      York: Printed by G. Peacock for the author, 1790. Quarto, five engraved plates (three folding), closed tear to p. 149; a most attractive copy in nineteenth-century straight grained red half morocco, label to front board, spine gilt, armorial bookplate of Vane Londonderry. First edition: "a practical, well-written and beautifully printed manual" (Hyams).William Speechly (1735-1819) was a famous English horticulturalist, who had made his name perfecting the growing of pineapples (an eighteenth-century English craze) in England. At this point in his career Speechly was gardener at Welbeck Abbey in Nottinghamshire, the house of the third Duke of Portland, to whom he dedicated this book. Speechly describes some 50 varieties of grape, and discusses all manner of practical questions relating to vineyards, including a long discussion on hothouses. Although printed in York, it is interesting to note that the London distributors included Nicol (who published Cook's third voyage), as well as both Stockdale and Debrett who, at the time, were publishing the First Fleet journals.It has been assumed that the first edition was in fact an undated edition at London, but this seems unlikely as the London edition is an expanded work, and Speechly was based in Nottinghamshire and had connections to Yorkshire (his first gardening position had been at Castle Howard).From the library of Charles William Vane, third Marquess of Londonderry.

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        An Apparition.

      W. Holland. May 1790 Hand-coloured etching. Trimmed close to plate mark on left margin. A v.g. bright copy. 35 x 25cm.Not in George but a copy is located at the BM; not in the V&A with no further copies on Copac; OCLC records one copy at Yale. David Alexander in his book Richard Newton and English Caricature in the 1790s

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        Lord Viscount Sydney...

      London: n.d., circa 1790. Mezzotint engraving, 440 x 310 mm; framed. A fine and fresh impression: Lord Sydney, after the official portrait by Gilbert Stuart, the celebrated American portraitist - the "father of American portraiture" - who worked in England from 1775 until the late 1780s. A protégé of Benjamin West, with whom he studied for six years, he reached such success in England that at one point only Reynolds and Gainsborough were getting higher prices.Viscount Sydney was of course instrumental in promoting the idea that a penal colony be formed in New South Wales. As Secretary for the Home Department when the decision was finally made to colonise New South Wales, he was the first to announce, in August 1786, George III's decision to send out the First Fleet. When Arthur Phillip finally decided to establish the settlement at Port Jackson, rather than Botany Bay, he paid the Home Secretary the compliment of naming Sydney after him, now one of the great cities of the world.

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        Voyages dans le pays des Hottentots... à la Baye Botanique, et dans la Nouvelle Hollande. Traduits de l'Anglois, accompagnés de détails précieux relatifs à M. de la Pérouse.

      Paris: Letellier, 1790. Octavo; contemporary French marbled sheep. The second, considerably changed, Letellier version of Tench's account. Letellier had also published a version in 1789: it is not clear whether his edition or that published by Knapen the same year was the first French account of the new colony of New South Wales to appear in print.In this edition the publisher provides Tench's account the first eye-witness account of Australia's settlement - along with the account of La Pérouse at Botany Bay, together with the substantial addition of Patterson's narrative of travels in South Africa. Front cover marked but a very good copy.

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        A New Edition, Greatly Improved. Memoirs of George Barrington; from His Birth in MDCCLV, to His Last Conviction at the Old Bailey...

      London: M. Smith (pseudonym of George Kearsley), 1790. Octavo, with half-title and frontispiece; in rubbed contemporary half calf with a gilt ruled and lettered crimson label. An attractive copy of the partially reprinted Barrington memoirs (here spruiked as 'A new edition, Greatly improved') issued by London bookseller George Kearsley under the pseudonym 'M. Smith'.Transported to New South Wales on the Third Fleet of 1791, Barrington was already a legendary hero in EngIand, a prince of rogues. The English public's continuing interest in New South Wales and the fate of the transported convicts encouraged the publishers' greed: they compiled information from various sources to satisfy a public starved of accounts of the new colony since the books by Tench and Hunter in 1793.Unlike other known examples, this copy has a half-title page preceding the frontispiece leaf. It is bound with another Kearsley criminal biography An Authentic Account of the Forgeries and Frauds of... Charles Price (1786). Kearsley's late eighteenth-century novelised crime biographies were an important step in the development of the 'true crime' genre that became developed into a mainstay of nineteenth-century English publishing. The Price biography portrays the famous forger as a shameless wheedler who had the audacity to suicide rather than face his destiny on the gallows. A little offsetting affects the title-page, occasional light foxing yet, a very good copy.

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         Voyages dans le pays des Hottentots, à la Caffrerie, à la baye Botanique, et dans la Nouvelle Hollande Traduits de l'anglois, accompagnés de détails précieux relatifs à M. de La Peyrouse. - - Suivi de : (capt. Watkin Tench, Voyage à la Baie Botanique; avec une description du nouveau Pays de Galles méridional, de ses habitants, de ses productions, etc. et quelques détails relatifs à M. de La Pérouse, pendant son séjour à la Baie Botanique. A laquelle on a ajouté le récit historique de la Nouvelle Hollande, et des différens voyages qui y ont été faits par les Européens)

      Paris, chez Letellier, 1790, in 8°, de 3ff. 213pp., - & paginé de V à VIII (sans le titre et le fx-titre de la 2e partie, comme souvent) 266pp., le tout rel. en 1 vol. pl. basane racinée époque, dos lisse entièrement orné, qq. taches et restauration en marge du feuillet de titre. (ex-libris gravé XIXe "Bibliothèque du château de Paulhac", propriété du Marquis Anatole de Cassagnes de Beaufort de Miramon, 1828-1912) Edition originale de la traduction française de Théophile Mandar de la relation du botaniste britannique le Colonel Paterson en Afrique du Sud, avec une intéressante description de la faune et de la flore, des plantes et animaux venimeux, des coutumes des Boers, Hottentots et Bushmen qui habitent les zones côtières ... Suivi de la traduction de l'ouvrage du capitaine Tench, embarqué comme volontaire en 1787 à bord du navire la "Charlotte" qui transportait des prisonniers pour "Botany Bay" en Australie. Il consacra une grande partie de son temps à explorer la Nouvelle Galles du Sud, et découvrit la Nepean River. Il livre ici un témoignage fondamental sur les premiers mois de la colonie pénitentiaire en Australie, le pays, les ressources, les autochtones, les colons, etc. Tench fut l'un des derniers capitaines à voir La Pérouse et ses vaisseaux qu'il croisa à Port Jackson. ¶ Gay, 3111 - Ferguson 96 - Boucher de la Richarderie IV, 241.

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        Flora Cochinchinensis: sistens plantas in regno Cochinchina nascentes. Quirus accedunt aliae observatae in Sinensi Imperio, Africa orientali, Indiaquae variis. Omnes dispositae secundum systema sexuale Linnaeanum.

      Ulyssipone: Typis et Expensis Academicis, 1790.- 2 vols. [(2), XIX, (2), 353; (4), 744, (4) ]p.; 28cm.-CRara 1ª edição desta obra cientifica muito apreciada. João de Loureiro (1715-1796) foi um dos nossos mais importantes botânicos, e devotou o seu trabalho ao estudo da flora do Sudoeste asiático onde recolheu um notável herbário composto por mais de mil espécies. Assim, esta Flora que segue já a nomenclatura Lineana é uma das mais importantes contribuições àcerca da flora da parte leste da peninsula trans-gangetica e do Sul da China. Obra com interesse sistemático.Cartonagens recentes ao gosto antigo em papel marmoreado com rótulos em pele. Primeiras e ultimas folhas com leves picos de acidez devido á qualidade do papel.

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        Wedgwood Creamware Jug bearing 'A Map of the World from the Latest Discoveries'.

      Staffordshire: Wedgwood, circa, 1790. Ceramic creamware jug with world map printed on two sides, stands 186mm tall with a diameter of 90mm; spout has been abraded, small hairline crack to the rim, generally in very good condition. Charming late 18th-century Wedgwood printed jug displaying a world map which includes recent discoveries in the Pacific and east coast of Australia. The jug was clearly produced after the third voyage of Captain Cook as the Hawaiian islands are marked on the map, which features Australia divided into New Holland and New South Wales, the latter still connected to Van Diemen's Land. An imaginary southern land is partially depicted as an incomplete island named 'Terra Australis' southwest of the Cape of Good Hope and directly south of Tristan de Cunha. New Zealand is depicted with the Cook Strait clearly marked, as are many of the smaller Polynesian groups such as Tahiti and the Solomon Islands. Both hemispheres of the world are adorned with allegorical neoclassical figures in dramatic poses including a New World Indian in the southern hemisphere, an African figure with resting lion and an Oriental maiden flanked by a camel.Wedgwood creamware was produced in Staffordshire from the mid-eighteenth century onwards and after slow acceptance by the market eventually became a huge commercial success for the firm. The map is a double-hemisphere type in a style typical of the end of the century as exemplified by Samuel Dunn's world map of 1787 or the map engraved by James Lumsden in 1785. This rare Wedgwood jug reflects the curiosity of late eighteenth-century Europeans for voyages of discovery at a time when the last remaining geographical mysteries were finally being resolved. It is a delightful record of contemporary discoveries in the Pacific and on the east coast of Australia.

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        A New Moral System of Geography, containing an Account of the different Nations ancient and modern... including a Description of each Country, and their respective Productions...

      Bath: Printed by S. Hazard, for G. Riley, London, 1790. Square 16mo, with an engraved frontispiece, two engraved plates, four full-page woodcuts in the text and altogether 48 circular woodcut vignettes; in a simple contemporary sheep-leather binding, unlettered spine banded in gilt. The extremely rare first edition of the earliest educational work to refer to settled Australia, including (p. 181 onwards) a seven-page description of Botany Bay, 'being now a part of the world allotted for civilization'. Ferguson knew only the Mitchell Library's copy of this first edition, which was printed in Bath for the London stationer George Riley, and has the series-title for the Historical Pocket Library in which series this is designated the fifth title, devoted to Geography. The final two pages of Riley's advertisements in this edition show that he was chiefly a stationer rather than a bookseller; in fact the advertisement mentions no printed books at all.Ferguson also knew only the National Library's copy of the London-printed second edition of the same year, though we now know of three other copies. The London version was completely reset, with very different pagination, but used the same frontispiece (which has Riley's imprint and is dated 18 July 1789). It was printed for Riley in London but also sold by Hazard in Bath, as well as by Watson and Elder in Edinburgh.The State Library of South Australia featured their copy of the second edition of the book in their exhibition Australia on the map 1606-2006 (online resource, evidently no longer to be found online) noting that 'the lengthy title of this little book gives a very full idea of the contents. The author writes in the Preface that every effort has been made to 'select the most interesting, and essential to give the student an idea of this indispensable science' [i.e. geography]. Also included is an overview of the solar system based on Copernicus. Within the text, the chapter on Botany Bay deals with the Aboriginal people and their food and tools, and with the kangaroo, which in 1790 still intrigued many in Europe. The frontispiece shows Britannia, lion crouched at her feet, and a globe alongside, overseeing the education of the youth of England.'A new moral system of geography is an example of the books, along with games and dissected puzzles, which were being produced in England to stimulate the teaching of children by making learning fun. This followed John Locke's theory on learning through play that he propounded in 1693, and which was further stimulated by the work of Abbé Gaultier, a French educator who fled the French Revolution and established a school in England. Gaultier issued books and games to support his theories... '. Joints fragile but a delightful copy.

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        [??????. Sangoku tsüran zenzu. General Map of Three Countries]....

      (circa1790). Coloured folding Japanese manuscript map copy of ?????????? [Sangoku tsüran yochi rotei zensu General Route Map of Three Countries]. 52 x 71.5cm folds to 24 x 13cm. Small holes at folds and on margins, soiling along central fold, dark paper strip along edges. Paper covered card covers insect damaged. The controversial Japanese book and five accompanying maps, 'Sangoku tsüran zusetsu' published in 1785, describes the geography and customs of three countries - Kankoku (Korea) , Yezo or Ezo (present day Hokkaido), and Ryükyü (present day Okinawa). At the time of its publication Ha Yezo was only partially occupied by the Tokugawa government and although from 1609 Ryükyü was in reality under the control of the Shimazu clan in Satsuma (present Kagoshima Prefecture), the Shimazu clan allowed it to be an independent country superficially. Among the five maps published to accompany Sangoku tsüran yochi (General Route Map of Three Countries), is this map of Japan and its neighbouring countries which this manuscript map is a copy of. The other four maps are: a map of Ryükyü (????), Yezo (?????), the eight provinces of Korea (?????), and Ogasawara Islands (????).This particular map, showing Japan and its neighbours attracts strong feelings even today as it shows the disputed islands, known to the Japanese as Takeshima ????/??, Dokdo - ??/?? to Koreans and Liancourt Rocks to English speakers, crucially marked as "Korea's possession". This is used by Korea as evidence for the legitimacy of their claim. The book and its accompanying maps, were an attempt to define Japan's borders and were banned on publication because the author, Hayashi Shihei, criticised Japanese maritime defence policy. As frequently is the case, the banning of Sangoku tsüran zusetsu did nothing to deter interest in what Hayashi Shihei had to say and copies of the maps were made and circulated underground. This copy appears to be one of these underground copies. Kanji numbers are neatly written in the border framing the map showing longitude and latitude. At first glance this suggests accuracy but in fact the map does not accurately reflect scientific knowledge in Japan at that period. Only a few years before in 1779 Nagakubo Sekisui published a much more accurate map of Japan. The map is imprecise, especially as the map maker moved further from the familiar regions of Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku. However it is clear that Hayashi Shihei's intention was not to concern himself with cartographical detail but as he says on the map itself "This is a small map to show the geographical relations between Japan and neighbouring countries such as Korea, Ryükyü, Yezo, Sakhalin, Kamchatka, and Sea Otter Island [Urup]." As this text suggests, the purpose was to show the location of Japan amongst her neighbouring countries rather to give a precise description of Japan and these countries. Previously in Japan there had been not much interest in mapping the region outside of Japan however with the increasing visits and incursions into Japanese territory by Russians, Dutch and other outsiders it became important to define and clarify Japan's borders. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 155967)....

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        Nachrichten von Neapel und Sicilien, auf einer Reise in den Jahren 1785 und 1786 [...].

      Christian Gottlob Proft, 1790. In 8, p. XVIII 652, con 3 tav. ripiegate incise f.t. (Siracusa, cratere dell'Etna, Agrigento); leg. coeva in mz. pl. con punte, tass. e filetti in oro al dorso. Qualche forellino di tarlo al margine bianco. Ex libris Ruffo. Interessante nota manoscritta alla sguardia ant. dove si ipotizza che il libro sia stato acquistato a Copenaghen dal Principe di Palazzolo, là come ministro nel 1828. - Rara se non introvabile edizione (solo tre es. in biblioteche italiane). Friederich Christian Carl Heinrich Münter (Lubecca, 1761 - Copenaghen, 1830) è stato un vescovo luterano, archeologo, filologo, massone, storico della Chiesa tedesco naturalizzato danese. In missioni segrete per la corte danese e la massoneria, percorse buona parte dell'Europa. La sua azione più significativa la svolse a Napoli e in Sicilia, ove soggiornò per tre volte (1785-1786). A Napoli stabilì intensi e duraturi rapporti con Mario Pagano, Domenico Cirillo, Pasquale Baffi, etc. i quali saranno i promotori della Repubblica Partenopea e finiranno impiccati dopo il fallimento della rivoluzione del 1799. Citato dal Croce come la principale fonte di notizie sulla massoneria napoletana di quegli anni. Buone condizioni

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        Group Of Copy Letters From The Woolwich Military Science Laboratory, 1790.

      London: Woolwich Arsenal, 1790. Fourteen large folio pages, handwritten in neat script with one hand drawn illustration showing the profile of the building as it is to be equipped with a special chimney for the new sulphur refinery - "to carry off the dangerous effluvia".Minor chips and tears to edges, minor spotting.The letters were, apparently, rescued from a bonfire when the storage building at Woolwich Arsenal was demolished in the 1970s. As a group, they provide a view into the daily workings of the most important military research establishment in the British Isles during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The letters make reference to Major William Congreve (later Sir), the Comptroller of the Royal Laboratories at the Royal Arsenal, who ten years after these papers were written won substantial renown as a result of his work on rocket technology. These Congreve rockets, heavily based on Mysorean rockets used against the British East India Company, were used to great effect in subsequent wars, including the Napoleonic Wars.Included in these documents are lists of requirements, including personnel and various ingredients for making cartridges, documents calculating the expense of powder for the war office, and discussion concerning the construction of various engines and pieces of machinary, such as the aforementioned sulphur refinery.

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        Voyages dans le pays des Hottentots... a la Baye Botanique, et dans la Nouvelle Hollande. Traduits de l'Anglois, accompagnés de détails précieux relatifs à M. de la Pérouse.

      Paris: 1790. Octavo, two works together; quarter polished calf, rubbed, spine gilt in compartments with morocco label. The second, considerably changed, Letellier version of Tench's account. Letellier had also published a version in 1789: it is not clear whether his edition or that published by Knapen the same year was the first French account of the new colony of New South Wales to appear in print.In this edition the publisher provides Tench's account the first eye-witness account of Australia's settlement - along with the account of La Pérouse at Botany Bay, together with the substantial addition of Patterson's narrative of travels in South Africa.This copy bears the ownership signeture of C. Johannes Brand, superintendent of the East India Company at the Cape of Good Hope. A pencilled note to the front endpaper notes that Captain Cook stayed with Brand at the Cape, and gifted a table to him as a token of appreciation. Very good copy.

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        Nouvelle iconologie historique ou attributs hieroglyphiques [...] Nieuwe historische beeldspraak of hieroglyphische merkbeelden

      Edition by Cornelis Sebille Roos & Aren Fokke Te Amsterdam 1790 in-folio (27x43cm) relié

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        Géographie des Grecs analysée; ou les systêmes d'Eratosthenes, de Strabon et de Ptolémée comparés entre eux et avec nos connoissances modernes.

      Paris: Didot l'aîné, 1790. Quarto, with ten folding engraved maps; later half red grained morocco. An analysis of the geographical knowledge of the ancient Greeks undertaken by Gossellin for a contest set by the French Academie Royale des Inscriptions. The ten folding maps are particularly interesting for comparing and contrasting the geographical ideas of the major ancient geographers including especially Erastothenes, Strabo and Ptolemy. They figure the Mediterranean and the classical world but extend as far east as the Indian sub-continent and the Indian Ocean, with the final map showing the East Indies as far south as the Nicobar Islands.On the basis of this work Gossellin was admitted into the Academie Royale des Inscriptions in 1791; in 1795 it was renamed and subsumed along with the other learned societies, including the main French Academy itself, into the Institut de France. Over subsequent decades the academies would reconstitute themselves but remained under the umbrella of the Institut de France. Gossellin was thus at an early age a member of the most august body in his subject, and in the full French Institute itself.His first work was followed by a wider-ranging four-volume study; the two together constitute his major contribution to the subject. A very good copy.

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

      J J Tourneisen / J L Legrand, Basil [Basel] 1790 - (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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Modern Voyages: Containing a Variety of useful and entertaining Facts... Also, the latest authentic Accounts from Botany Bay... For the amusement and instruction of youth of both sexes.

      Dublin: Chamberlaine and Rice, P. Wogan and others, 1790. Two volumes, with both half-titles; contemporary mottled calf, flat spines gilt and with double red and green morocco labels. A fine and attractively bound set of voyages collected and edited for the enlightenment of younger readers.Pacific voyagers, including Dampier, Anson, Wallis and Carteret feature heavily in the narratives, while no fewer than four chapters are devoted to the discoveries of Captain Cook. Significantly one chapter includes a plea for a public monument to Cook's memory including a rhyming epitaph of ten lines proposed by the editor Reverend John Adams, who humbly prefaces his composition with this disclaimer 'the following epitaph is laid before the public, in hopes that a perusal of it may incite some gentleman of superior genius to produce something better on the subject and more worthy of that celebrated character... '.Of particular note given the 1790 date of publication, Adams' work also includes thirteen short entries on the newly established penal colony at Botany Bay. These short and enticing articles are edited and simplified from the official account of Governor Arthur Phillip published in London the previous year; they include descriptions of the Aborigines of Port Jackson, early attempts at agriculture and the soil and climate of the colony. Interestingly, the journal narratives of Lieutenant Watts of the convict transport Lady Penrhyn and of Captain Marshall of the Scarborough are included in simplified form. The natural history of New South Wales features in two entries, one on a peculiar shark and another on a dingo sent as a gift from Governor Phillip to Mr. Nepean in England, and now in the possession of the Marchioness of Salisbury at Hatfield House. The handsome features and ferocity of the dingo are admired though it is noted that 'it is scarcely to be expected that this elegant animal will ever become familiar.'First published in London in 1790 by Kearsley, this Dublin imprint is of some rarity: Beddie was able to locate only one copy, in the State Library of Victoria; Forbes located just three other copies, including one in the Mitchell Library. A handsome set.

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        Luz da liberal e nobre arte da Cavallaria.

      Lisboa, Na Regia officina typografica, 1790. ____ Première édition de la "Lumière de l'art libéral et noble de la cavalerie". C'est le plus bel ouvrage de l'école d'équitation portugaise. Illustré par un portrait frontispice de Joao VI de Portugal et de 93 belles planches gravées dont 22 dépliantes et 2 vignettes de titre et 3 belles lettrines. Les illustrations sont de Joaquim Carneiro da Silva. Le Marquis de Marialva est à l'origine de la partie technique de l'ouvrage. Cet instructeur de la cour royale, a tellement marqué l'équitation portugaise, que l'on applique encore aujourd'hui " l'arte de Marialva" dans les courses de taureaux. Bon exemplaire. ***** First edition. This is the most handsome work on horsemanship of the Portuguese school. Engraved portrait frontispiece of John VI of Portugal, 93 plates (22 of which folding) after Joaquim Carneiro da Silva, and 2 engraved head-piece vignettes, 3 engraved historiated initials. The Marquis of Marialva was responsible for the technical part of the treatise. Dom Pedro Alcantara y Meneses, fourth Marquis of Marialva, Master of the Horse to the royal court, emerged as one of the most influential horsemen of post renaissance Europe. His influence in laying down the modern day rules of Portuguese equestrian bullfighting was so great, that this type of bullfighting is also referred as the Art of Marialva. In-folio. Collation : portrait, XXVI, 213 pp., faux-titre, 216 à 454, (1) pp., 93 planches h.-t. Basane havane marbrée, dos lisse orné, tranches marbrées. (Reliure du XIXe.).

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        Portrait de Benjamin Franklin, produit par étincelle électrique.

      (après 1790). ____ Portrait sur soie encadré sous verre, (taille du cadre : 105 x 93 mm), légendé "B. Franclin". Il porte à la plume dans le bas du cadre cette mention : "Par S.d. de Lafond à son ami Cadauta" et au verso "Produit par étincelle électrique." J'ai trouvé dans les "Récréations" de Guyot la description de cette "récréation physique". "Dessinez sur du papier fin et uni, de la grandeur d'une carte à jouer, une tête d'un pouce ou un pouce et demi de grandeur ou servez vous tout simplement d'une gravure. Découpez en à jour sous les traits ... Faire construire une presse." ... Il faut serrer le portrait entre des plaques de bois avec une feuille de papier blanc ou de satin et par dessous une feuille d'or. Puis l'on fait passer une "explosion" électrique à travers la feuille d'or. "Si le l'explosion a été bien forte, ce portrait se trouvera parfaitement imprimé sur le papier ou le satin de même que s'il l'eut été avec une planche en taille-douce : cette impression, occasionnée par la fusion de cette feuille d'or qui aura été réduite en chaux, sera ineffaçable." (Guyot, Nouvelles récréations physiques et mathématiques, 1786. Tome 1, p. 349.) La mention manuscrite n'est pas très lisible, mais semble bien attribuer la réalisation de ce portrait à Joseph Sigaud de Lafon (1730-1810) célèbre professeur et démonstrateur de physique expérimentale et maître de mathématiques en l'Université de Paris. Objet en très bon état. ***** Portrait on silk, framed under glass, of Benjamin Franklin. "Produced by electric spark". Guyot, in his "Nouvelles récréations physiques et mathématiques, 1786" described at long the device used to make this portrait. Probably made by the famous professor of physics, Joseph Sigaud de Lafon. . [48 x 48 mm] Collation :.

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        Oeuvres de Fontenelle ... Nouvelle édition, augmentée de plusieurs pièces relatives a l'auteur, mise pour la première fois par ordre des matières, et plus correcte que toutes les précédentes...

      Paris: Jean-Francois Bastien, 1790. Eight volumes, octavo, engraved portrait frontispiece in volume 1 and a folding plate in vol. 2; a fine set in contemporary French polished marbled calf; flat spines ornately gilt with double red labels. A very attractive set of Fontenelle's works, including his enormously popular Entretiens sur la Pluralité des Mondes: this utopian analysis of the universe took Europe by storm and was precursor and inspiration to scores of imitations. It was first published in 1686, and first translated into English by Aphra Behn only two years later.Although the Entretiens clearly owes a tremendous debt to the astronomical traditions of Galileo and Brahe, Fontenelle's sensational tale of the inhabitants in 'other planets, in other galaxies, and even on comets, could hardly fail to captivate' (Nina Rattner Gelbart, Introduction to the Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds). In the form of an elegant dialogue between a scientist and a Marquise, it takes as its starting point that 'Toute la philosophie n'est fondée sur deux choses: sur ce qu'on a l'esprit curieux et les yeux mauvais': that is, that if we had a perfect understanding we would not need science because all would be spontaneously revealed. Meant as a quick summation of scientific discovery, but also as pure speculation on the possibilities of the universe, it suggests that as it has taken six millennia for Europeans to cross the Atlantic Ocean to America, it may take a little longer for the inhabitants of other worlds to cross the far greater expanses of space.This set also includes 'Dialogues des Morts anciens' and 'Histoire des Oracles', works which exemplify Fontenelle's desire to propagate philosophical thinking. Voltaire described Fontenelle as having the most universal mind produced by the era of Louis XIV. One or two joints slightly weak.

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        Voyage de M Le Vaillant dans lIntandeacuterieur de lAfrique


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        Les aventures de Télémaque

      De l'imprimerie de Didot Jeune. First Edition illustrated editionBinders full glazed calf tan ca 1830 Restoration signed Shoemaker son. Back with nerves decorated with 4 large cold chains, castors head and tail, and black and gold threads. Parts of title and volume number morocco beige. boards very decorated with a central medallion cold, great irons tracery in the spandrels and large wheels framing. Cailloutées slices. Friction copings, curbs and corners. 2 holes in the upper joint to the tail of Volume 1. Despite minimal defects, very fine copy in a binder catering to Thouvenin, wide margins and perfectly fresh. De l'imprimerie de Didot Jeune A Paris 1790 Grd. in 8 (15,5x24,5cm) 2 tomes en 2 vollumes reliés

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        Narrations d'Omaï, insulaire de la mer du sud, ami et compagnon de voyage du Capitaine Cook. Ouvrage traduit de l'O-taïtien, par M. K***, & publié par le Capitaine L.A.B.

      Rouen: Chez de Boucher, 1790. Four volumes, octavo, portrait frontispiece to volume one ("Omaï amené en Angletere par le Capitaine Furneaux"), wood-engraved headpieces; some early jottings on verso of frontispiece and final leaf of volume one, a handsome set in early quarter calf, spines gilt. First edition of this romantic fantasy about Omai, the Tahitian islander brought back to England by Cook. This is, with Elliott's Hildebrand Bowman, one of the two key imaginary voyages which relate specifically to Cook's voyages.Canon Baston (1741-1825) was a native of Rouen who published many works on rather arcane questions of theology, making it all the more surprising that he should be the author of this extraordinary work: an imaginary autobiography of Omai concentrating on the Tahitian's visit to Europe.Omai's visit to Europe was indeed newsworthy: despite Cook's initial objections, Omai was taken on board the Adventure, which returned to Portsmouth in July 1774. Given into the custody of Banks and Solander, Omai was fêted by the English public and widely seen as the embodiment of Rousseauist ideals of the noble savage. The public's fascination was reflected by the huge success of the long-running pantomime Omai: or a Trip Round the World, staged by Loutherbourg and Shield.Baston's long novel purports to be the autobiography of Omai translated from the Tahitian (it includes a four-page glossary of difficult Tahitian terms). Seen by Tarlton and McCormick as Omai's 'supreme literary tribute', the fantasy borrows heavily from the utopian imaginary voyage tradition by depicting Omai as the 'saviour of his people, a leader who on returning from England purges his society of all its evils while he introduces only the benefits of European civilisation' (Auckland City Art Gallery, The Two Worlds of Omai, 1977, p. 14).Unlike his compatriot Diderot, whose writings on Autorou - the Tahitian who returned with Bougainville to France - are marked by bitter regret at the European influence on the Pacific, Baston depicts an idyllic synthesis of Tahitian innate nobility being enhanced and purified by contact with Europe. Tragically, of course, it was Diderot's cynicism which provided a far more accurate appraisal of the coming destruction of Polynesian society, a fact which increases the historical fascination of Baston's portrait of bucolic harmony.

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        Discours Philosophique sur Dieu

      1790 - Anonymous. Philosophical manuscript entitled “Discours Philosophique sur Dieu”. Abiove that title is “Testamente d’u Solitaire.” The author shows acquaintance with Locke, Newton, Buffon, Bougainville, as well as classical authors. This is a large folio (34 x 24 cm) of 294 pages, in an elegant script, bound in vellum with ties attached near the front edges of the boards. The last two leaves have come unbound. My guess is that this was done around 1790. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of the English Poets. With Prefaces, biographical and critical, by Samuel Johnson.

      London: printed by John Nichols; for J. Buckland, J. Rivington and Sons, T. Payne and Sons [and 39 others], 1790 - 75 volumes, small octavo (158 × 97 mm). Contemporary red straight-grain morocco, smooth spines divided into six compartments by gilt bands, gilt-lettered direct, single fillet on sides, turn-ins gilt with flower-head-and-leaf roll, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. With the occasional and inconsequential mark, a bright, fresh set, splendid in contemporary red straight-grain morocco. 34 engraved portrait plates (all but two of which to the biographical volumes, 1-6), text printed on Whatman wove paper. Second edition of The Works of the Poets, with 14 authors, including Johnson himself, added to the original selection of 1779–81. The ultimate literary success of Johnson's career, his prefaces were quickly recognized as setting a new standard for English literary biography. "In particular, the surveys of Cowley, Milton, Dryden, Swift, and Pope exemplify Johnson's serious concern with the deepest springs of creativity, as well as his ability to explore with considerable insight some individuals whose character and work aroused profound antipathy in him. Even in an age of greater theoretical sophistication, his reading of mainstream poetry from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries remains canonical, by reason of its attention to verbal detail, its decisive judgments, and its robust expression" (ODNB). A wonderful set of a highly important (and enjoyable) production.

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        Révolutions de Paris dédiées à la Nation et au District des Petits Augustins, publiées par le Sieur Prudhomme à l'époque du 12 juillet 1789. 16 volumes

      - Paris, Imprimerie des Révolutions - Prudhomme, 1790 - 1793. 211 fascicules (sur 225) reliés en 16 volumes In-8 plei- veau marbré d'époque, dos à nerfs très ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison rouges. Bien complet du numéro I au numéro 211 inclus, en pagination multiple puis suivie. Avec 82 (sur 84) cartes de départements et 113 (sur 135) gravures et un frontispice allégorique.L'éditeur signale que les gravures ne seront pas forcément placées comme annoncé, leur impression ayant pris du retard par rapport à l'importance et à la quantité des sujets relatés. Des mors fragiles voir fendus, des coiffes abimées, certaines avec petits manques, coins émoussés, des rousseurs éparses et papier bruni, certains fascicules imprimés sur papier bleuté. Chaque volume d'environ 500 à 600 pages. Malgré les défauts signalés bon exemplaire pour cet ensemble incontournable sur le sujet de la Révolution Française. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kaart van het zuidelyk gedeelte van Afrika tot verstand van de twee Reizen van Le Vaillant".

      - Kupferstich-Karte von C. van Baarsel, ca. 1790. Ca. 40 x 58,8 cm. Faltspuren, zwei Fehlstellen im Bereich des 15. Längengrads. Not in Norwich-Stone, Maps of Africa. Compare pages 204/05, map No. 181. Seltene Karte der Reisen von Francois Levaillant in Südafrika, gestochen vom holländischen Kupferstecher C. van Baarsel (1761-1826), rechts unten mit der Stechersignatur "C. van Baarsel scuplt.". Die detaillierte Karte zeigt Südafrika mit den eingezeichneten Reiserouten (und Ereignissen). Francois Le Vaillant (1753-1824) aus Surinam unternahm in den Jahren 1783-85 zwei große Reisen durchs Kapland mit wichtigen Ergebnissen zur Kenntnis der Zoologie, besonders der Ornithologie, sowie der afrikanischen Volksstämme. Rare map of Southafrica, depicting the two journeys of F. Levaillant in 1783-1785. The map is not in Norwich-Stone, Maps of Africa, and we cannot trace it in the trade worldwide. Map 181 in Norwich-Stone is probably copied after the present map, because our map shows more details, as for ex. the "Wooning" and "Legerplats" of the journeys. Two repairs (see picture). Crease hints, two wholes at the area of the 15th longitude.

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        Versuch einer Geschichte Danzigs aus zuverläßigen Quellen und Handschriften. Band 2 und 3. Zwei Bände

      Friedrich Maurer 1790 - - Wermke 7812/Erste Ausgabe/,Eine in Betracht der mangelhaften Vorarbeiten, die ihm zu Gebote standen, schätzbare Leistung" (ADB IX, 575) - Gewicht in Gramm: 954 Friedrich Maurer, Königsberg, 1790/1791. 608/547 S., Halbleder der Zeit (berieben und bestosssen/Kapitale mit kleinen Fehlstellen/2. Band Gelenk angebrochen/etwas stockfleckig) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelle iconologie historique ou attributs hieroglyphiques [.] Nieuwe historische beeldspraak of hieroglyphische merkbeelden

      by Cornelis Sebille Roos|& Aren Fokke 1790 - - by Cornelis Sebille Roos & Aren Fokke, Te Amsterdam 1790, In-folio (27x43cm), relié. - Edition originale bilingue en français et néerlandais illustrée de 2 frontispice et 103 planches numérotées. 39 pages de texte d'explication des planches avec la traduction hollandaise en regard. Reliure en demi veau brun d'époque. Plats modernes refaits à l'aide d'un simili cuir. Gardes également refaites. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coiffe de queue arrachée laissant apparaître un adhésif. Un nerf manquant. Appréciable fraîcheur du papier. Exemplaire à toutes marges. Cet architecte et ornemaniste a beaucoup contribué par la publication de ses recueils à la formation du style Louis XVI et au premier style néo-classique. L'ouvrage constitue un répertoire ornemental pour les fontaines, pyramides, cheminées, dessus de porte, bordures, médaillons, trophées, vases, frises tombeaux, pendules, etc. La manière de Delafosse utilise la force symbolique de l'allégorie en utilisant un langage iconique souvent très fantasmatique. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht, mit Schloß Friedensburg, "Das Berg Schloss Liegtimbergen im Coburgschen I. Vue".

      - lavierte Umrißkupferstich v. Carl Benjamin Schwarz aus Schwarz, Reise an der Saale, um 1790, 18,5 x 28,5 Sehr seltene Ansicht. Nachweis nur im Stadtmuseum Jena. Siehe Birgitt Hellmann, Die Radierungen des Leipziger Künstlers Carl Benjamin Schwarz ( = Katalog der Städtischen Museen Jena), Seite 18.

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      Lipsiae, Apud Siegfried Lebrecht Crusium, 1790. FIRST EDITION 1790, VOLUME 1 and first part of VOLUME 2, (Fasc. 1) ONLY OF 3 VOLUME SET, bound in 1 volume. TEXT IN LATIN, LACKS TITLE PAGE TO VOLUME 2. Folio approximately 375 x 240 mm, 14¾ x 9½ inches, engraved vignette to title page, 31 engraved plates, 30 HAND COLOURED PLATES, PLUS 1 UNCOLOURED PLATE, pages: [8], [4],1-104; Volume 2, first part, index to plates 25-30 on pink paper followed by Dedication to Charles Theodore, pages: 1-21, [1], bound in quarter green cloth, with part of gilt lettered leather label to spine, marbled paper boards. Binding rubbed and worn, hinges of spine cracked and re-glued, marbled covers rubbed and scuffed, corners worn with board showing, shelf wear to edges with loss of marbled paper, 1 colour plate has pale browning to margins not affecting image, pastedowns and endpapers a little dusty and with light browning, light foxing to prelims, a little pale foxing to a few plates, the pink list of plates to Volume 2 has pale offset to pages either side, a few margins slightly dusty with occasional small spot, otherwise a very good copy, no loose pages, in worn binding. Georg Franz Hoffmann was a German botanist and lichenologist, After graduating from the University of Erlangen in 1786, he worked there between 1787 and 1792 as a professor of botany. Between 1792 and 1803 he was Head of the Botany Department and Director of the Botanical Garden of Göttingen University. Already a famous botanist, in particular for his work on lichens, he settled in Moscow in January 1804 and directed the Department of Botany at the University of Moscow as well as the Botanical Garden. (Wikipedia). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Svea rikes historia under konung Gustaf Adolf den stores regering.

      I-V. Sthlm, J. A. Carlbohm, 1790-96. 8:o. (12),411,(1) + (6),411-889,(3) + (6),478 + (6),481-1044 s. & 2 utvikbara grav. kartor + (6),463 s. Med grav. titelvinjetter. Fem vackra och välbevarade samtida ljusbruna hfrbd med rikt guldornerade ryggar, tegelbruna titeletiketter och gröna deltiteletiketter. Blå- och brunstänkta snitt. Ställvis något lagerfläckiga. I andra delen ett fåtal små bläckfläckar och ett litet rosthål i marginalen på s. 641-42. Kartorna i fjärde delen är något lagerfläckiga. Praktsvit ur Carl Ulrik Palms bibliotek. Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 1535. Allt som utkom. Behandlar tiden fram till 1626. De graverade vinjetterna signerade J. Snack. Kartorna, som återfinns i fjärde delen, föreställer den misslyckade belägringen av Pleskow 1615. Författaren, historikern och numismatikern Jonas Hallenberg (1748-1834) var riksantikvarie och Vitterhetsakademiens sekreterare. Han hade för avsikt att avsluta arbetet men avbröt det efter det femte bandet "på grund af bristande uppmuntran". Geijer kallade arbetet "ett mästerverk" och det är det viktigaste verket rörande Sveriges nyare historia som utgavs under 1700-talet.

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        Karte des Bodensees mit der weiteren Umgebung.

       Altkol. Kupferstich bei Carmine, Augsburg, um 1790, 59 x 92,5 cm (von zwei Platten gedruckt). Umfasst das Gebiet vom Rheinlauf mit Breisach im Westen, der Donau mit Ulm im Norden, dem Lech im Osten und der Herrschaft Werdenberg sowie den Schweizer Seen (bis zum Vierwaldstätter See) im Süden. Äußerst seltene Karte des Großraumes um den Bodensee mit Einzeichnung der größeren Orte und Städte als Grundriß. Rechts unten figürliche Kartusche. - Stellenweise etwas gebräunt und leicht wasserrandig. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg, Landkarten

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        Plan particulier de l Isle Cameran.

      Artist: ; issued in: ; date: 1790 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: colored; condition: Folded, partly restored; size in cm : 60 x 86 - description: Map shows the south part of the red sea

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        isles de Gersay, Guernesay et Aurigny ; Le Rouge, anno 1756

      Le Rouge, 1707-1790 - isles de Gersay, Guernesay et Aurigny ; Le Rouge, anno 1756 isles de Gersay, Guernesay et Aurigny ; dediées à son altesse serenissime Mr. le comte de Clermont ; a. p. d. r ; par son très humble et très obeissant serviteur Le Rouge ing.r geog.e ; bibliographic level: Monograph/item, Oben links: "La Manche" (ca. 1:490 000, 30 x 22 cm, mit Erläuterungen), oben rechts: "I. de Guernesay" (ca. 1:54 000, 30 x 45 cm, mit Erläuterungen), and Unten Mitte: "Isle d'Aurigny" (ca. 1:54 000, 18 x 16 cm), unten rechts: "Isle de Gersay" (ca. 1:65 000, 19 x 35 cm) Le Rouge, Georges Louis ; 4 Karten auf 1 Blatt Kupferdruck Bildgrösse 48 x 67 cm Language: French Publication: Single known date/probable date 1756 1756 ; Publisher: A Paris [Georges Louis Le Rouge] rue des grands Augustins LITTLE BROWNISH SOME TEARS ON LEFT MARGIN WITH A LITTLE LOSS [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sächsische Schweiz. - Lilienstein. - Günther. - "Ansicht des Liliensteins von der Morgenseite".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Radierung / Umrissradierung, alt koloriert, um 1790. Von Christian August Günther. 46,3 x 64,0 cm (Darstellung) / 55,5 x 68,0 cm (Blatt). Der Name des Künstlers taucht in der Widmung unterhalb der Darstellung an Albert Kasimir von Sachsen-Teschen. Titel ebenso unterhalb der Darstellung. - Blatt mit fachkundig restaurierten oberen Rand und Eckausriß unten rechts. Ingesamt aber guter Erhaltungszustand und recht wohlerhaltenem Kolorit. Christian August Günther (1759 Pirna - 1824 Dresden). Deutscher Kupferstecher und Radierer. Schüler an der Dresdner Kunstakademie bei Adrian Zingg. Bekanntschaft mit Johann Gottlob Schumann, Anton Graff, Joseph Grassi, Crescentius Josephus Johannes Seydelmann und Guiseppe Canale. Seit 1789 war er Pensionär, ab 1810 Mitglied der Dresdner Akademie. 1815 wurde er zum außerordentlichen Professor ernannt. Herzog Albert von Sachsen-Tetschen förderte ihn. Einige seiner besten Blätter befinden sich daher in der Wiener Albertina. Hauptsächlich schuf er Ansichten der Meißner Albrechtsburg, der Festung Königstein, des Liliensteins, des Schlosses Pillnitz, der Orte Seiffersdorf, Loschwitz, Potschappel, Tharandt und Leipzig, illustrierte aber auch Reisebeschreibungen von Friedrich Schlenkert und Johann Jakob Brückner. Ab den 1790er Jahren ist ein romantischer Stil erkennbar.

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        Abbildung verschiedener öffentlicher und Privat-Gebäude zu Leipzig. Das Rathaus, die Börse usw. wie es theils war, theils noch ist. Ein Zeichenbuch für angehende Architekten. Mit 16 Kupfertafeln.

      Amsterdam: Buder & Sülpke 1790 - Amsterdam: Buder & Sülpke o.J. (ca. 1790). Qu.-4°. 16 num. Kupfertafeln. Mod. marmor. Ppbd. m. aufgezogenem OU. und Rückenschildchen. Sehr gut erhalten. * Nicht im Berliner Ornamentstich-Katalog. Die schönen Kupfertafeln zeigen in detailreicher Darstellung die Fassaden und Schauseiten der bedeutendsten Leipziger Barockpalais und des Rathauses. Es handelt sich um den erneuten Abdruck der Gebäudeaufrisse, die Peter Schenk um 1710 herausgegeben hatte, nunmehr jedoch ohne jede Bezeichnung. Unter dem abgelösten deutschsprachigen OU-Titel kam der ursprüngliche holländ. Titel der Schenk'schen Originalausgabe zutage: Afbeeldingen van waereldlijke vornaame gestigten, als: het Raadhuis, de Beurs, enz. te Leipzig . in XVI. platen. Amsterdam: Holtrop um 1710 (dieser ist beigebunden, desgl. ein holländ. Verlagsverzeichnis). Die hier vorliegenden Kupferstiche waren - jeweils mit Bezeichnung des einzelnen Bauwerks - um 1710 von Petrus Schenk gestochen worden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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