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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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        Shakespeare's Dramatic Works with Explanatory Notes: A New Edition (2 vols)

      John Stockdale, London 1790 - 8vo. Pp 1-541 and 544-1079 with frontis. to volume 1: A Striking Likeness of Shakespeare from the Original Folio Edition. Half bound in calf stamped in gilt on black panels on the spines with sides of marbled paper boards. Both volumes have been re-bound with new endpapers and spines. The original boards remain. There is some spotting to the prelims else a very nice set. There should be a third volume which comprised A Copious Index to the Remarkable Passages and Words by the Rev Samuel Ayscough, but this is not present. The two volumes here do present a complete unit in that they contain all of Shakespeare's dramatic oeuvre. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Entdeckte Geheinisse der Zauberey zur Aufklärung des Volks über Aberglauben und Irrwahn.

      München, Bey Joseph Lentner, 1790 - (5 Bl.), 271 Seiten. Mit 4 Kupfern und 2 Vignetten. Pappeinband der Zeit. Einband leicht berieben, Frontispiz u. Titelseite professionell restauriert, innen leicht stockfleckig, insgesamt gutes u. seltenes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        To My Worthy and Learned Friend the Honourable Daines Barrington This Plan of two Attempts to Arrive at the Source of the Nile is dedicated by his most Obliged and faithful Humble Servant James Bruce.

      1790 - London: J. Walker, 1790. 540 x 330mm. In 1768 James Bruce (1730-94) set out to find the source of the Blue Nile, spending five years in North Africa and Arabia. This map plots two routes around Lake Tana, starting from Gondar, the capital of Ethiopia, with the source shown bottom left. On his return to London in 1774 he claimed to be the first European to reach the source of the Blue Nile, but attracted attacks on his credibility. Affronted, Bruce did not publish his account until 1790 (persuaded by his friend Barrington); his 'Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile' contained this map.

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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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        DESCRIPTIO ET ADUMBRATIO PLANTARUM E CLASSE CRYPTOGAMICA LINNAEI QUAE LICHENES DICUNTUR.

      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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        LA HOLLANDE en 12 Feuilles, Dont les six Premieres Contiennent La Hollande Septentrionale ou la Partie Septentrionale, DU COMTÉ DE HOLLANDE, Le Texel la Frise Groninque Drente, et Partie de L'Over-Yssel. Le tout dressé sur plusieurs Cartes Manuscrittes, et Imprimées recueillies sur les Lieux par L' Auteur. DEDIÉ AU [ROY]. A PARIS, Chez Dezauche Géographe du Roi, Successeur des Sr. Delisle et Buache, Premiers Géographes de sa Majesté et de l'Académie Royale des Sciences- Rue des Noyers. 1790

      - Kupferstich-Karte (von G. L. Le Rouge) bei (J. C.) Dezauche, datiert Paris 1790, grenz- und flächenkoloriert. Von 12 Platten gedruckt und zusammengesetzt, 227 x 153 cm. Stellenweise leicht fleckig, wenige Knickfalten. Einige alte Wurmlöcher sachgerecht restauriert. Alt mit Leinen hinterlegt, am oberen und unteren Rand mit einem schwarzen Holzstab zur Aufhängung versehen. Vgl. Tooley, Mapmakers III, 121 u. BM, Maps VIII, 967 (jeweils EA). Prachtvolle und seltene Wandkarte in der Begrenzung Texel-Emden-Roermond-Goeree. Eingezeichnet sind jeweils Linien zum Teilen der Gr.-fol.-Blätter in 48 Detailkarten (jeweils mit der Num. oben rechts); die Nebentitel lauten auf Bl. 6 "Nova BELGII FOEDERATI Tabula ex optimis annotationibus Composita et ad usum Commodum in XII sectionibus exhibita, a PARISIIS, Apud Crepy in via S. Jacoboea" und auf Bl. 25 "Partie Meridionale des XVII. Provinces-Unies en Six Feuilles". Beide Teile waren auch einzeln lieferbar. Mit rotem Stempel "Depot Général de la Guerre" in der Titelkartusche. Erstmals 1748 bei Lerouge erschienene Monumentalkarte, 1770 von Crepy erneut und schließlich zuletzt 1790 - wie hier vorliegend - von Dezauche herausgegeben. Die gestochene Dedication an den König wurde (ein Jahr nach der Französischen Revolution) schlicht überklebt. Third and last state of this very large and rare wall map of the Netherlands (230 x 150 cm), first published in 1748 by Le Rouge, then in 1770 by Jean Crepy. 12 sheets, pasted together as proposed, backed with linnen, attractive hand-colouring, black wooden stakes. Some carfully restored wormholes, but a good copy of this rare wall map.

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        Ferns, Lycopodium et Equisetum from Sowerby's English Botany

      1790. [1] feuillet, 55 gravures sur , 1790-1811 pour les planches ; ensemble compilé vers le milieu du XIXe siècle, , [1] feuillet, 55 gravures sur cuivre coloriées à la main, [1] page d'index, toile chagrinée verte, muette, 55 planches extraites de l'édition originale de l'ouvrage majeur de James SOWERBY, English botany, or Coloured figures of British plants, parue entre 1790 et 1814 (en tout : 8 volumes, 2592 planches en couleurs). La lettre contient la date et le lieu de publication de chacune d'elles (1790 à 1811). Ensemble ravissant mis en recueil par un amateur britannique qui a noté un titre, numéroté ses planches de 1 à 55, et, au verso, a ajouté un commentaire en anglais : "The name are taken from and in the order of Dr Withering's Arrangement of British Plants abridged by Macgillivray..." ; la nomenclature des fougères, lycopodes et prêles qu'il a choisi de suivre n'est pas celle de Sowerby, mais elle provient de l'ouvrage de William WITHERING, A Systematic Arrangement of British Plants, dans sa version abrégée par Macgillivray, dont il y a eu plusieurs éditions entre 1830 et 1858. Le nom de chaque espèce a été reporté, manuellement, au pied des planches. Ex-libris manuscrit à l'encre au contreplat : Ellis. Quelques rousseurs légères, principalement en tête et en fin d'ouvrage. Dos insolé et petites taches sur les plats. Pritzel n° 8789 et 10360.

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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. - edizione - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] 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.  

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        Mémoires historiques, politiques et géographiques des voyages faits en Turquie, en Perse et en Arabie, depuis 1782, jusqu'en 1789

      2 volumes de I. (4), XXIV Paris, Buisson, 1790, in-8, 2 volumes de I. (4), XXIV, 298 et (2) ; et de II. (4), X, 303 et (1) pages, plein veau moucheté de l'époque, dos lisse orné de pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin havane, tranches mouchetées (manque de cuir en queue de dos), Première édition des pérégrinations d'un diplomate et agent secret français qui voyagea durant 10 ans en Italie, en Turquie, en Syrie, en Perse, d'Ispahan à Bagdad, à Constantinople et dans les Balkans. Lors de sa dernière mission, il fut arrêté par les turcs et détenus à Constantinople quelques semaines. Ferrières-Sauveboeuf agrémente son récit d'observations sur la religion, les moeurs, les caractères et le commerce des peuples qu'il découvre, ainsi que de détails et anecdotes sur la Guerre qui opposa, en 1784-85, les Turcs à aux Empires Austro-hongrois et de Russie. Bon exemplaire

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        [Pair of Original Watercolors featuring the Buffle-Headed Duck and the King Eider Duck]

      [London, 1790. Two watercolors, each on laid paper, each approximately 9¾ x 13¾ inches. Matted and framed. Two original watercolors by Sarah Stone of American species of ducks.A splendid pair of original watercolors featuring ducks by Sarah Smith (née Stone), a prolific painter of natural history subjects in London between 1777 and 1806. Stone worked exclusively for Sir Ashton Lever, documenting Lever's vast private collection of ornithological, zoological, and ethnographical specimens. Stone's work is admired today for the delicacy of the brushwork, a deft touch with color, and the requisite skill necessary to tackle such a diverse range of subject matter. Of the various subjects which Stone saw fit to translate to canvas, ornithological subjects were her favorite, and constitute the majority of her known work. Her earliest studies of birds date from 1777, when she was only seventeen years old. At the time, she concentrated her efforts on the sole subject at hand, only later adding backgrounds and other life subjects into her paintings. Stone also favored sized paper, an uncommon practice at this time in British painting, and used exceedingly fine brush strokes, with brushes used for the lightest feathers likely containing only one or two hairs. Though unsigned and undated, it is likely that the current examples emanate from this early period of Stone's work, since the ducks are featured by themselves, and on sized, laid paper, and exhibit Stone's fine brushwork. In addition, the contemporary ink annotations along the top edge are in the same hand, though not Stone's hand, as other known ornithological examples of her work dated before 1790.Whomever they belong to, the contemporary notations on Stone's work contain important information about each subject, including the name of each duck, in this case the "Buffel-headed Duck" and the male "King Duck." Following the name of each duck is a citation corresponding to John Latham's General Synopsis , published between 1781 and 1785. For example, the Buffle-headed duck carries the annotation "La. Syn. 6. p.533" which corresponds to Latham, Synopsis , volume six, page 533. A similar notation is found along the top edge of the King Eider duck. This is a practice peculiar to known examples of Stone's birds, since she and Latham were working from some of the same specimens in the Leverian Museum. Further, Latham specifies in his text for the General Synopsis that he used specimens from both his own extensive collection and that of his specimen-collecting rival, Ashton Lever. Each painting also displays an annotation in Latin along the top right edge, corresponding to the subject's Linnaean classification.Interestingly, in 1781, Lever acquired thousands of natural history specimens from Captain Cook's third voyage. It is possible that these two paintings represent ducks collected by Cook's crew on the Northwest Coast of America."During the late 1770s and throughout the 1780s, Sarah painted at Ashton Lever's museum (or the Leverian Museum, as it came to be called) in Leicester House, Leicester Square, London. She may have asked permission to draw some object from this extraordinary collection of natural history specimens, ethnographical artefacts and other curiosities, and so came to the notice of their owner. Ashton Lever soon commissioned her to record the outstanding articles, both zoological and ethnographical, in his collection. Sarah signed her watercolors, and dated some of them, but the signed and dated watercolors are in the minority" - Jackson. Indeed, Lever held a high opinion of Stone's work, commenting in an advertisement for an exhibition of over 1,000 of Stone's watercolors at his museum in 1784 that Stone had "succeeded in the effort beyond all imagination."Both of these paintings come from Credit Suisse's Americana Collection and were previously held by the Wall Street investment firm of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (acquired by Credit Suisse in August 2000). The paintings were likely acquired by Richard Jenrette at Sotheby Parke- Bernet Galleries in New York in April 1968, where Stone paintings of a Bufflehead and a King Eider were offered. In that sale, the King Eider duck achieved $350 by itself.A stunning pair of paintings from an artist whose place of importance in the history of 18th-century ornithological studies is only beginning to be realized.Jackson, Christine E. Sarah Stone. Natural Curiosities from the New Worlds . (London: Merrell Holberton and the Natural History Museum, London, 1998), pp.9-36;138.

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        Pair of Original Watercolors featuring the Buffle-Headed Duck and the King Eider Duck]

      [London 1790 - Two watercolors, each on laid paper, each approximately 9¾ x 13¾ inches. Matted and framed. Two original watercolors by Sarah Stone of American species of ducks. A splendid pair of original watercolors featuring ducks by Sarah Smith (née Stone), a prolific painter of natural history subjects in London between 1777 and 1806. Stone worked exclusively for Sir Ashton Lever, documenting Lever's vast private collection of ornithological, zoological, and ethnographical specimens. Stone's work is admired today for the delicacy of the brushwork, a deft touch with color, and the requisite skill necessary to tackle such a diverse range of subject matter. Of the various subjects which Stone saw fit to translate to canvas, ornithological subjects were her favorite, and constitute the majority of her known work. Her earliest studies of birds date from 1777, when she was only seventeen years old. At the time, she concentrated her efforts on the sole subject at hand, only later adding backgrounds and other life subjects into her paintings. Stone also favored sized paper, an uncommon practice at this time in British painting, and used exceedingly fine brush strokes, with brushes used for the lightest feathers likely containing only one or two hairs. Though unsigned and undated, it is likely that the current examples emanate from this early period of Stone's work, since the ducks are featured by themselves, and on sized, laid paper, and exhibit Stone's fine brushwork. In addition, the contemporary ink annotations along the top edge are in the same hand, though not Stone's hand, as other known ornithological examples of her work dated before 1790. Whomever they belong to, the contemporary notations on Stone's work contain important information about each subject, including the name of each duck, in this case the "Buffel-headed Duck" and the male "King Duck." Following the name of each duck is a citation corresponding to John Latham's General Synopsis , published between 1781 and 1785. For example, the Buffle-headed duck carries the annotation "La. Syn. 6. p.533" which corresponds to Latham, Synopsis , volume six, page 533. A similar notation is found along the top edge of the King Eider duck. This is a practice peculiar to known examples of Stone's birds, since she and Latham were working from some of the same specimens in the Leverian Museum. Further, Latham specifies in his text for the General Synopsis that he used specimens from both his own extensive collection and that of his specimen-collecting rival, Ashton Lever. Each painting also displays an annotation in Latin along the top right edge, corresponding to the subject's Linnaean classification. Interestingly, in 1781, Lever acquired thousands of natural history specimens from Captain Cook's third voyage. It is possible that these two paintings represent ducks collected by Cook's crew on the Northwest Coast of America. "During the late 1770s and throughout the 1780s, Sarah painted at Ashton Lever's museum (or the Leverian Museum, as it came to be called) in Leicester House, Leicester Square, London. She may have asked permission to draw some object from this extraordinary collection of natural history specimens, ethnographical artefacts and other curiosities, and so came to the notice of their owner. Ashton Lever soon commissioned her to record the outstanding articles, both zoological and ethnographical, in his collection. Sarah signed her watercolors, and dated some of them, but the signed and dated watercolors are in the minority" - Jackson. Indeed, Lever held a high opinion of Stone's work, commenting in an advertisement for an exhibition of over 1,000 of Stone's watercolors at his museum in 1784 that Stone had "succeeded in the effort beyond all imagination." Both of these paintings come from Credit Suisse's Americana Collection and were previously held by the Wall Street investment firm of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (acquired by Credit Suisse in August 2000). The paintings were li

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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.

      Logographic Press 1790 - London: Logographic Press, 1790. 1st edition. 4to. viii +[12] + xcvi + 372pp + [108]. [Many copies have plates and a few pages erratically assembled, resulting in variable collations: this copy complete]. With all 28 copper-engraved plates and folding maps [including the often-missing Philippines plate]. Period-style half calf, marbled boards. Very good. CLASH WITH THE SPANISH AT NOOTA. Hill has this to say: "John Meares 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 and flying the British flag, 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. Competition with the Spanish almost caused war between the two countries and this struggle became known as the Nootka Controversy. 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, which visited the Sandwich Islands and Nootka Sound." Lada-Mocarksi points out: "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 and of a serious conflict between the English and the Spaniards in this connection. Furthermore, it was on Meares' discoveries that England primarily based her claims to Oregon." [Smith 45; Lada-Mocarski 46] Keywords: fur trade, British Columbia, Nootka [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sopra un nuovo metodo di far nascere con miglior esito i vermi da seta. Memoria accademia

      [6]-41 pages, une planche Brescia, della stamperia Pasini, 1790, in-8, [6]-41 pages, une planche dépliante, broché, couverture de papier dominoté de l'époque, Planche gravée en taille-douce par Beceni d'après Gaspard Turbini figurant des claies pour l'élevage des vers à soie. Première édition de cette Nouvelle méthode pour faire éclore les vers à soie, lue à l'origine à l'Académie agraire de Brescia le 25 février 1790. L'ouvrage a reparu en 1799. Ouvrage rare. Bel exemplaire, avec couverture d'attente de papier dominoté italien de l'époque, imprimé à la planche en vert olive, jaune et rouge au patron, d'aspect brillant, sans doute brunie à l'agate. Exemplaire provenant des archives de Jean-Denis-François Camus, abbé de Nancy, avec sa mention manuscrite au contreplat : "donné par l'auteur à Brescia le 1er mai 1793". Joint : une carte de visite de l'auteur, manuscrite sur papier gaufré, portant le nom de l'auteur au verso, Maggi Conte Carlo, et un petit message adressé à l'abbé Camus au verso : "J'étais venu vous trouver pour voir si je pouvais vous être utile en quelque chose. Voici un petit livre qui n'a pas été inutile, même dans la Lombardie autrichienne. C'est l'unique motif qui m'encourage à vous en faire l'hommage". Vicaire Général de Nancy, Jean-Denis-François Camus (1752-1814) émigra dans les dernières semaines de l'année 1791 et prit la route d'Italie ; ce personnage à vocation académique, membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes de France, d'Allemagne et d'Italie, évolua avec aisance dans les milieux des érudits italiens. Il eut des contacts et des correspondances avec les plus grands d'entre eux, Tiraboschi, Bandini, Spallanzani, Giuseppe Gioeni, l'abbé Fortis, etc. Au cours de son périple italien, qui dura jusqu'à la fin de l'année 1793, ces nouvelles connaissances lui offrirent de nombreux ouvrages. Camus prit également des notes de voyage, en vue de la publication d'un Voyage en Italie, demeuré à l'état de manuscrit : une partie de ces cahiers vient d'être redécouverte.

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        The Bruce or the History of Robert I

      London - G Nicol, 1790 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The complete three volumes of John Barbour'sThe Bruce. The first 'genuineedition',published from a manuscript dated 1489. With notes and a Glossary by J Pinkerton. With a vignettetitlepage to all volumes. With an interesting hand written inscription to the verso of the leaf prior to the glossary of volume III. Possibly written in a Celtic language. Previously owned by William Douglas Simpson, a Scottish architecture and archaeologyacademic. Douglas Simpson was theAssistant in History at the University of Aberdeen, before becoming a lecturerin British history. He was also librarian at Aberdeen Universityfor fifty years. The Bruceis the principal surviving work by John Barbour. Thishistoricalverse romanceearned Barboura well established reputation. The Bruce is a long narrative poem in just under 14. 000 octosyllabic lines which gives a chivalric accountof Robert the Bruce and the Black douglas in the Scottish Wars of Independence. Condition: In half morocco bindings with gilt stamping to spines. Externally, generally smart with slight rubbing to the extremities, joints and to the head and tail of spines. Front hinges to volumes I and III are slightly strained but firm. Small loss to the head of spines to volumes I and III due to rubbing. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Prior owner's signatures to recto of front endpapers to all volumes W Douglas Simpson, 1953 of Old Aberdeen. Another prior owner's signature to recto of front endpaper to volume I only, John Nichol first of January 1856. Prior owner's writings in blackletter to the verso of final leaf of text, prior to the glossary, to volume three. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        DESCRIPTIO ET ADUMBRATIO PLANTARUM E CLASSE CRYPTOGAMICA LINNAEI QUAE LICHENES DICUNTUR

      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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        Methodi Linnaeanae Botanicae delineatio, exhibens Characteres Essentiales Generum necnon Specierum, quae in Demonstrationibus Elementaribus Botanicis describuntur, seu Plantarum in Europa vulgarium... Opus Herbationibus accommodatum

      Typis Jo. Mar. Bruyset, (1790). In-8° (218x139mm), pp.XXIV, 482, legatura ottocentesca m. tela con ttolo e decori a catenella in oro al dorso. Piatti in cartone marmorizzato con decoro a fogliame in rosso e in verde. 3 tavv. incise su rame f.t. in fine, di cui 2 ripiegate. In barbe, con qualche ingiallitura e fioritura. La numerazione delle tav. è IX-XI, ma le schede degli esemplari commercializzati in precedenza o censiti in biblioteche pubbliche discorrono appunto di sole 3 tavole, dato che conferma la completezza dell'esemplare. Edizione originale di questo studio di fitoclassificazione secondo l'ordinamento linneiano. Il Gilibert (Lione, 1741-ivi, 1814), medico e naturalista, fu professore di scienze naturali in diverse università polacche (su consiglio e segnalazione di Haller) e poi alla Scuola Centrale del Dipartimento del Rodano, Presidente della Società di Agricoltura lionese, Segretario perpetuo della Società di Medicina, membro di numerose società mediche ed agricole, tra cui l'Athénée della sua città natale, nella quale ricoprì anche la carica di sindaco. Presidente della Commissione Dipartimentale durante l'assedio di Lione, nel corso di esso fu dapprima incarcerato (lui, girondino, era ovviamente osteggiato dai montagnardi) e poi liberato nel maggio 1793, divenendo Presidente della Commissione di Salute Pubblica e animando strenuamente la resistenza lionese a Robespierre e alle armate montagnarde. Obbligato alla fuga e all'esilio errabondo, condusse una serie di inenarrabili peregrinazioni che solo dopo 18 mesi lo resero al luogo natio. I suoi scritti a stampa spaziano dalla medicina (in cui incessantemente sostenne la bontà e superiorità dei rimedi naturali) alla zoologia alla botanica (in quest'àmbito lasciò tra l'altro una sistematica classificazione della flora della Lituania). Soulsby, 735. Hancock Natural History Collection, G-8. Manca al Nissen e al Pritzel. Cfr. E. Sainte-Marie, Éloge historique de M. J. E. Gilibert, Lione, 1814.

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        Die Eisenbahnen und deren Aktionäre in ihrem Verhältnis zum Staat.

      163 Seiten, 3 ausfaltbare Tabellen. 8, Pappeinband der Zeit. Der Einband etwas berieben, Ecken bestoßen. Schmutztitel fehlt. Titel mit Stempel: Koen.Pr.Statistisches Bureau. Im Innendeckem hs Standortsignatur in Blei (und wohl Kopierstift). Guter Zustand.David Justus Ludwig Hansemann (* 12. Juli 1790 in Finkenwerder bei Hamburg 4. August 1864 in Schlangenbad) war Kaufmann und Bankier. Er förderte den Eisenbahnbau und gründete Versicherungen und Banken, darunter mit der Disconto-Gesellschaft eines der wichtigsten deutschen Kreditinstitute im 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhundert. Hansemann war einer der bekanntesten liberalen Politiker in der preußischen Rheinprovinz. Hansemann, der sich sonst fast immer für privatwirtschaftliche Lösungen aussprach, befürwortete den staatlichen Bau von Eisenbahnen, da ihr indirekter volkswirtschaftlicher Nutzen enorm sei.

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        The Riot in Broad Street on the Seventh of June 1780.

      Publish'd by John & Josiah Boydell, Cheapside & at the Shakspeare Gallery Pall Mall, Sept 29, 1790., London, - The Gordon Riots Engraved print. The Gordon Riots broke out across London in June 1780 in protest at the Papists Act, passed two years before. The Papists Act had lifted a number of the Penal Laws in Britain, which discriminated against Roman Catholics. The Protestant Association in London, led by Lord George Gordon, marched on Parliament along with other protesters to present a petition against the Act. The disturbance spread, resulting in the destruction of Newgate Prison and the Clink, and the escape of the prisoners. After several days, troops were sent against the rioters.The print was made after a painting by Francis Wheatley, commissioned by the publisher John Boydell. It shows a specific incident during the Riots, when the house of a rich Catholic Irishman, Mr Donovan, was attacked and looted. Troops arrived and fired on civilians after giving them several orders to disperse. The painting was destroyed while the engraving was being made from it, but the print was widely circulated. It is dedicated to the London Light Horse Volunteers, who helped during the riots, and was possibly commissioned to show the inadequacy of the authorities' response.James Heath (1757-1834) engraver, he was appointed historical engraver to George III in 1794.Francis Wheatley (1747-1801) painter; he was elected to the Royal Academy in 1791. Image: 425 by 597mm (16.75 by 23.5 inches). Sheet: 580 by 740mm (22.75 by 29.25 inches). BL G,8.152; BM G,8.152; John Heath, The Heath Family Engravers 1779-1878, vol 1. (Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1993) 1790.6; Mary Webster, Francis Wheatley (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1970) E69.

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        Guard Mounting, St James's Palace]

      [1790]. 1790 - "Any British regiment with any pretensions to smartness had its corps of black musicians, gorgeously dressed" Engraving with contemporary hand colour. A print showing the regimental band of the Grenadier Guards at St James's Palace, the oldest band in the British army. The procession is made up of the musicians, the time-beaters, and the drummers, each wearing a different uniform. Of particular interest are the three black men in the group. It became a tradition in the British army to use black musicians as military bandsmen, a trend that seems to have started with regiments posted in the West Indies (Strachan). By the end of the eighteenth century "any British regiment with any pretensions to smartness had its corps of black musicians, gorgeously dressed" (Fryer). The Grenadier Guards first took on black musicians in 1772. The fashion was for so-called 'Turkish' band music, which required more percussion instruments, especially the cymbals and drums, preferably played by 'exotic' looking musicians, emphasised by the eastern costumes they were given.Accordingly, the musicians in the print are playing bass, tenor and side drums and cymbals, and wearing plumed turbans. One of them, named Francis, served until 1840, when he was honourably discharged. C. ffoulkes identifies a copy in the Crace Collection and gives the date as 1790. Image: 310 by 460mm (12.25 by 18 inches). Sheet: 350 by 497mm (13.75 by 19.5 inches). C. ffoulkes,'Notes on Early Military Bands', Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research 17 (1938), p.194; Peter Fryer, Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain, (University of Alberta Press, 1984), p.84; Hew Strachan, British Military Uniforms 1768-1796 (Arms and Armour Press, 1975), p.333.

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        GUIDA ALLE CASCINE DEL TERRITORIO DI TORINO E CONTORNI. Dedicata a S.A.R. il Duca del Ciablese. (....)

      1790. Torino 1790 e Torino 1791 stampate in Carmagnola, presso Pietro Barbie 2 volumi in 8° Pagine 271 + 256 Legatura inizi '900 in cartone occhio di pavone. Dorsi mancanti. Ottimo esemplare in barbe di questa rara opera in edizione originale dedicata a una precisa descrizione delle ville e delle cascine torinesi, molte delle quali ancor oggi esistenti, e ripartite rigorosamente in ordine alfabetico, con relativi nomi dei proprietari e indirizzi delle residenze invernali. Manca, purtroppo, la carta corografica. Sull'opera: Peyrot, Torino nei Secoli, I, 232. Lozzi, II, 5394.

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        WOLFE, James (1726 - 1759)., "The death of General Wolfe". Der Tod des englischen Generals in der Schlacht von Quebec 1759. Ganzfigur nach halblinks in Uniform, sterbend inmitten der siegreichen Truppen. Links im Vordergrund sitzend ein tätowierter Indianer, er blickt nachdenklich auf den Sterbenden.

      Kupferstich von Theodor Falckeysen nach Benjamin West, bei Klauber, um 1790, 42,5 x 58 cm. Nagler Bd. IV, S. 439 (Falckeisen): "Das vorzüglichste Blatt dieses Künstlers, das ihm einen ausgezeichneten Ruf im In- und Auslande sicherte, ist das erwähnte mit dem Tode des Generals Wolf. Es ist in der Grösse des Originals (gr. qu. fol.), und so meisterhaft gestochen, dass es im Drucke vor der Schrift nur mit Mühe von jenem Woollets zu unterscheiden ist". - Breitrandig, mit geglätteten Faltspuren im weißen Rand. Porträts, Amerika, USA u.K., Großbritannien, Militaria

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        WOLFE, James (1726 - 1759). "The death of General Wolfe". Der Tod des englischen Generals in der Schlacht von Quebec 1759. Ganzfigur nach halblinks in Uniform, sterbend inmitten der siegreichen Truppen. Links im Vordergrund sitzend ein tätowierter Indianer, er blickt nachdenklich auf den Sterbenden.

      - Kupferstich von Theodor Falckeysen nach Benjamin West, bei Klauber, um 1790, 42,5 x 58 cm. Nagler Bd. IV, S. 439 (Falckeisen): "Das vorzüglichste Blatt dieses Künstlers, das ihm einen ausgezeichneten Ruf im In- und Auslande sicherte, ist das erwähnte mit dem Tode des Generals Wolf. Es ist in der Grösse des Originals (gr. qu. fol.), und so meisterhaft gestochen, dass es im Drucke vor der Schrift nur mit Mühe von jenem Woollets zu unterscheiden ist". - Breitrandig, mit geglätteten Faltspuren im weißen Rand.

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        EXTRAIT DES REGISTRES DES DÉLIBÉRATIONS DE LA PAROISSE DE L'ACUL [caption title]

      [Cap Français]: De l'Imprimerie de l'Assemblée provinciale du Nord, 1790. 28pp. Quarto. Stitched in later plain paper wrappers, printed on light blue paper. Light dust soiling along lower edge, but otherwise a clean, fine copy. Untrimmed. A very important account, dated Aug. 22, 1790, of the deliberations of a local Saint Domingue assembly in the parish of Acul on the consequences of the dissolution of the Assembly of Saint-Marc. "Et d'après ces réflexions que tout homme impartial a dû faire, l'Assemblée considerant que les malheurs dont la Colonie a été et est peut-être encore menacée, ne peuvent être prévenus que par la dissolution de l'Assemblée coloniale, qui a poussé ses erreurs à un point qui interdit de les qualifier, par égard pour les Membres abusés de cette Assemble, en inspirant le Comité du Port- au-Prince, qui armait en faveur de sa cause les bras des Colons contre leurs frères, & des matelots indisciplinés & rébelles, contre des Citoyens respectables." It is followed by a tract by Auguste-Philippe Laffon de Ladébat, representative of Acul, dated Aug. 27, 1790, on his conduct at the Colonial Assembly. A rare Saint Domingue imprint, with only two copies located, at the British Library and Columbia University.

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        Carte de la Grece

      Artist: Dezauche/de l Isle JA / G; issued in: Paris; date: 1790 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: colored; condition: Very good; size in cm : 45 x 65 - description: Map of Greece and the Aegaen Sea - Vita of the artist: J. A. Dezauche was the successor to Guillaume De L'Isle and Philipe Buache.

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        Gesamtansicht, "Die Stadt Grätz mit der Gegend umher. - La Ville de Grätz et ses Environs.".

      - aquarell. Umrißradierung v. J. Ziegler n. Runk b. Stöckl in Wien, 1790, 26,5 x 40,5 Nebehay-Wagner 578/144; dekorative Gesamtansicht vom Fusse des Plabutsch, rechts im Vordergrund das Schloss Eggenberg, links die Weinberge, dahinter die Stadt mit dem Schlossberg; in dezenten Farben koloriert, einige wenige Randläsuren professionell restauriert, von guter Erhaltung; selten!

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        Stift Rein, "Das Stift Rein nächst Grätz.".

      - aquarell. Umrißradierung v. J. Ziegler n. Runk b. Stöckl in Wien, 1790, 26,5 x 40,5 Nebehay-Wagner 578/149; malerische Ansicht des Stifts Rein in Gratwein bei Graz; in dezenten Farben koloriert, einige wenige Randläsuren professionell restauriert.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM BARON VON STEUBEN TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS, REGARDING REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES ACCRUED AND PAYMENT FOR SERVICES RENDERED WHILE IN THE SERVICE OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION]

      New York, 1790. [7]pp. In French, with later typed English translation. Paper strip along left edge, probably originally applied for mounting, last two leaves loose, light overall toning, with just a few small edge chips, original folds, a few tender. Overall very good. An outstanding autograph letter, signed from Baron Friedrich W. Von Steuben, late inspector general of the Continental Army of the United States during the American Revolution. Baron von Steuben was released from the Prussian army for unknown reasons in 1763. Since he was the son of an army engineer, he was not born into wealth, so when his equally impoverished prince failed to find funding, Steuben decided to find an appointment in another army. He applied to Austria, Baden and France, to no avail. However, France saw his value in training the infant Continental Army in America, and put him in touch with Benjamin Franklin in Paris. The letter of introduction from Franklin exaggerated a bit, calling him a "Lieutenant General in the King of Prussia's service." Steuben was advanced travel funds, and in late September 1777 found himself in Portsmouth, NH. By December he had worked his way into Boston high society. He then went to York, Pa. where the Continental Congress had retreated from Philadelphia. Steuben made contacts and in February 1778 Congress had accepted his offer to volunteer, temporarily without pay. By the end of the month, he found himself at Valley Forge confronting an army in dire conditions. Steuben did not speak English, but could communicate in French with some of the American officers. Two such persons were Alexander Hamilton and Nathanael Greene. With their help, Steuben wrote REGULATIONS FOR THE ORDER AND DISCIPLINE OF THE TROOPS OF THE UNITED STATES (1779), the book that served as the standard United States military drill manual until the War of 1812. General Washington was so impressed with Steuben that he appointed him inspector general of the Continental Army, and eventually Steuben served as Washington's chief of staff in the final years of the war. By the 1778 campaigns, the Continental Army was coming together as a fighting force, and would go on to prevail over their better-trained English and Hessian enemies. Baron von Steuben has been given much credit for creating a successful American fighting force. He remained in the army throughout the war, taking a leave for illness just before the end, then rejoining the army in time for the Battle of Yorktown. He then helped decommission the forces and became an American citizen in 1783. He was given a large farm (around 16,000 acres) by the state of New York and a pension by Congress of $2,500, but was still in financial straits, having only a small income from lands in Europe for the duration of the war. In the present letter, Baron von Steuben argues to the United States Congress that he never intended to serve the American Army for free, but to essentially defer any reimbursements and payments until after the Americans secured victory over the British. Steuben reminds Congress of his original agreement (from the English translation): "[M]y requests were to join your Army as Volunteer, not to request any Employment until after the approval of the General in Chief and the opinion of the Army assigning me a place in which I could be useful - That I did not ask for rewards until after I had merited them, but that I expected that the expenses for my person and my suite would be defrayed...." Steuben then mentions several members of Congress with whom he met in Philadelphia before joining the American military, including future president James Madison, and Declaration signers Abraham Clark and Charles Carroll: "[T]hese men, I say, advised me simply to rely on my services rendered and on the justice and generosity of the Congress.... If my memory serves me right, I would assure that you, Sir, and Mr. Madison were then of that opinion, and it is by these opinions that I let myself be governed. I would have been quite willing to uphold this language if the circumstances had not forced me to resort to the conditions or to the contract through which I have entered the service of the United States.... All I am asking you is to speed up the decision.... Nevertheless, I have this consolation left: the truth of the facts which I have set forth cannot be denied without drawing into doubt the veracity of the most worthy and most respectable persons in the United States, of whom some have occupied and some at present occupy the most distinguished places in the Government of their country...." This communication to Congress seems to have fallen on deaf ears, as Steuben continued to meet with financial difficulties, and near bankruptcy until his friend Alexander Hamilton mortgaged his farm lands and helped find friends to settle Steuben's debts. Steuben was well- regarded and liked in many circles. In later years, he served as president of the German Society, regent of the University of the State of New York, and president of the New York branch of the Society of the Cincinnati. A substantial and significant letter from Steuben instructive of the difficult financial pressures inherent in bringing off a revolution.

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        Dresden. - Gesamtansicht. - Altstadt. - Guckkastenblatt. - Carmine. - "Die Residenz-Stadt Dresden gegen Mitternacht".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Kupferstich, alt koloriert, um 1790. Von Deutsch (18. Jh.). 28,1 x 39,4 cm (Darstellung / mit Schmuckrahmen) / 31,3 x 42,0 cm (Platte) / 39,0 x 48,5 cm (Blatt). Unterhalb der Darstellung italienisch, deutsch und französisch betitelt. Verlegeradresse Joseph Carmine in Augsburg. - Ansicht der Dresdner Altstadt mit Frauenkirche, Hofkirche und Augustusbrücke vom gegenüberliegenden Elbufer aus. - Blatt mit leichten Lagerspuren, leicht angeschmutzt und mit wohlerhaltenem Kolorit. Ingesamt guter Erhaltungszustand. Deutsch (18. Jh.)

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        Auf dünnen Karton montiert. Bei einem Aquarell unterhalb die zeitgenössische hs. Bezeichnung: "Minorca 1790".

      (Vermutlich Menorca, um 1790). - Bildausschnitt von ca. 16,5 x 14 bis ca. 16,5 x 20 cm. Zart ausgeführte Aquarelle, die das bäuerliche Leben und die Tracht dieser Zeit sehr schön veranschaulichen.- 1) Ein Bauer mit seiner Frau auf einem Esel reitend (darunter mit Bleistift: "A minorquin Farmer and his wife") - 2) Eine Bäuerin auf einem Esel reitend, vor ihr ihre beiden Kleinkinder in einem Tragesack.- 3) Ein Paar beim Tanzen, von 2 Gitarrespielern begleitet. Im Hintergrund der höchste Berg Menorcas, der Monte Toro mit dem Kloster Santuario de la Virgen del Toro.- 4) Eine Bäuerin an einem Brunnen mit einem Esel, der an einem Drehgestell befestigt ist und im Kreis gehend Wasser aus dem Brunnen schöpft (kleiner Randeinriß).- Die Blätter etwas braunfleckig. A - NEUEINGÄNGE Jänner 2017

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        Planches du blason

      s.t, 1790 ca.?. (cm. 30,2), 68 pp. costituite da 33 tavv. anche più volte rip. incise su rame e firmate sulla lastra Scattaglia. Legatura in mezza pergamena con titolo in oro sul tassello rosso (piccola mancanza). Ottimo esemplare.

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