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        ICONOLOGIE PAR FIGURES. OU TRAITE COMPLET DES ALLEGORIES EMBLEMES &c. Ouvrage utile aux Artistes, aux Amateurs et pouvant servir a l'education du jeunes personnes. Par M.M. Gravelot et Cochin. Tome III [only of 4]

      Paris: Chez Le Pan, Rue S. Guillaume la premiere porte Cochere a droite en entrant par la rue S. Dominique, 1791 from editor's note in another vol. Softcover. Good. Finely engraved plates (50) + engraved titlepage. First plate dated 1777, plates all "del" or "invenit" by Gravelot or Cochin, with various engravers named. Volume III (of IV) octavo "en brochure", uncut, unbound, cover sheets dusty. Frontispiece + engraved titlepage +100pp +partial index (index lacks A-N pp101-4 but p105/6 present covering letters N to Z). The plates are not within the collation and loose (as from the publisher) and only some are numbered (1-12) but numbers are not sequential, several with the same number although plates are not the same. All plates face a text page with the subject that matches the title opposite, except one which does not match. *An outstanding collection of engraved emblematic figures meant as artists' models in the original unbound state (Volume III only). "Hubert-Francois Bourguignon, commonly known as Gravelot (1699-1773), was a French engraver, a famous book illustrator, designer and drawing-master. Born in Paris, he emigrated to London in 1732, where he quickly became a central figure in the introduction of the Rococo style in British design, which was disseminated from London in this period, through the media of book illustrations and engraved designs as well as by the examples of luxury goods in the 'French taste' brought down from London to provincial towns and country houses" (Wikipedia).

      [Bookseller: Abbey Antiquarian Books]
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        Mechanismus der menschlichen Sprache nebst der Beschreibung seiner sprechenden Maschine

      Vienna: J.B. Degen, 1791. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. (10) ff., including half-title and title proper, engraved frontispiece portrait of Ignaz Born, 456 pp., 26 consecutively numbered plates, and one unnumbered table. Bound in contemporary blue publisher's boards, with stamped title label on spine. Head and tail of spine a bit chipped, and joints shaken but sound, pages and plates clean and fresh. Scarce first edition of Kempelen's first monograph on his famed Talking Machine, typical of the mechanical wonders popular in Enlightenment salons. Versions of Kemplen's machine were exhibited and demonstrated throughout Europe alongside his chess automaton, enjoying a healthy reputation with audiences well into the mid-19th century; according to Goethe, who witnessed an exhibition, "it was able to say some childish words very nicely." As Kempelen's list of subscribers in the present work indicates, the enthusiasm for his automations ranged all over Europe from English generals to Russian princes. The Mechanismus der menschlichen Sprache presents the culmination of nearly 20 years of Kempelen's work on artificial speech, from theories of animal language to his earliest experiments with compressed air. Richly illustrated with 26 engraved plates, the latter part of the work explains the construction of Kempelen's machine and indeed encourages others to build and improve upon his own design. The book "was not meant for the scientific community, but for the interested common reader who wanted to try their hand at a speaking machine that could be built 'without any outlay,' and operated 'without special knowledge,' one that could reproduce every subtlety of the human voice." (Felderer & Stroudhal) The Talking Machine is often mentioned in contemporary accounts alongside Kempelen's automated chess player, the Turk. Although the latter would become more enduringly famous, even more so after its exposure as an elaborate hoax in the early 1820s, Kempelen was always prouder of his Talking Machine, to which he had devoted much more time and effort than the Turk. "During his tour in 1783-1784, Kempelen always presented the chess-player in the company of the speaking machine. Wherever he appeared with the two devices, the presentations always provoked heated responses from the authors of the late Enlightenment, both surprised and amazed, critical and sceptical, because Kempelen's interpretation of the dream machine of his age proved more radical than that of the other automaton builders. While the automatons of Vaucanson, Jaquet-Droz or Knaus were reproducing already existing things, Kempelen's speaking machine seemed to have appropriated the human voice, its chess-player the human mind." (Felderer & Stroudhal) In the field of speech synthesis and reproduction, Kempelen and his Mechanismus are often seen as pioneers, virtually creating an entire discipline which eventually led to the work of Alexander Graham Bell in the late 19th century. Kempelen's exhaustive experiments produced the first machine which did not merely reproduce the sounds of speech (vowels had been synthesized as early as 1773) but actually enunciated whole words and short sentences - a manually operated speech synthesizer. After viewing a Kempelen-inspired speech machine in the 1860s, Alexander Graham Bell became fascinated by the idea of reproducing sound; he is known to have procured and translated the present German account, inspiring a lifetime of research into the mechanical reproduction of sound which eventually culminated in his invention of the telephone in 1876. In recognition of Kempelen's early work on automation, the Wolfgang von Kempelen Computing Science History Prize was named in his honor. * Weil, Catalogue 2, #231; OCLC 4578343. Cf Felderer & Stroudhal, "Speaking without lips, thinking without brain: Farkas Kempelen's speaking machine and chess-playing android" (exhibition at the Universität für angewandte Kunst, Vienna); van den Broeck

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        A New Medical Dictionary, Or, General Repository of Physic : Containing an Explanation of the Terms, and a Description of the Various Particulars Relating to Anatomy, Physiology, Physic

      London : Printed for J. Johnson ; G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1791. Hardcover. Very Good. London: Printed for J. Johnson; G.G.J. and J. Robinson; A. Hamilton, J. and J. Murray, 1791. Folio. (x, 388,393-738, [14] p., plates) Fully bound in contemporary brown leather. Professionally restored. 6 raised bands. 7 compartments. Red Morocco spine label with gilt lettering. Tight binding and solid boards. Minor shelf wear. Rubbing to boards. Bumping to corners. Personal library bookplate of David S. Brooks inside front board. Minor toning to preliminary leaves. Otherwise, pages are clean and unmarked. All steel-plate engraved illustrations present. <br><br>According to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, George Motherby was trained as a physician, receiving a medical degree from the University of Aberdeen in 1767. He worked as a surgeon in Liverpool in 1766 and later as a physician in Middlesex. He was also conspicuous for his work in Königsberg, where he introduced the technique of vaccination for smallpox circa 1770. Motherby died in 1793. A New Medical Dictionary is notable for its account of the practice of Variolation, Motherbyâ&#128;&#153;s technique of introducing small quantities of smallpox into a patient through an open wound, hoping to develop an immunity to the virus.<br><br> David Brooks (1756 â&#128;&#147; August 30, 1838) was an officer in the Continental Army in the American Revolution, a United States representative from New York, and an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati upon its founding in 1783.

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        The History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset, Collected from Authentick Records, and an Actual Survey Made By the Late Mr. Edmund Rack. ( Complete in 3 Volumes )

      Bath: R. Cruttwell , 1791. Complete in 3 volumes, extra illustrated. Collation, lii,277pp, 508pp, 648[2]pp, half title&#39;s present, complete with all engravings. Extra illustrated with 10 photographic plates, plus 1 folding Speed map. Most illustrations cropped, relaid on strong paper. These volumes were probably rebound in the 1960s, at that time the binder must have inserted the extra plates and map, trimmed and relaid the original plates. Bound in half calf, calf corners, raised bands, leather title labels, marble boards. Calf lightly rubbed, slight faded. Bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages and illustrations in good condition throughout. A nice set, in very good solid bindings. . First Edition. Half Calf. Very Good. Small Folio.

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        NACHRICHTERS: oder Nutzliches und aufrichtiges Ross-Artzney-B&#159;chlein

      Germantown [PA]:: Peter Leibert,. 1791.. 12mo: A - I^12 K^6. 5-3/8" x 3-1/4". 1st edition thus, i.e., this publisher, and 3rd US edition overall (Arndt & Eck GERMAN LANGUAGE PRINTING, 804; Austin 643; Bristol B7679). 1st published in the US by Saur in 1770. 221, [7] pp. P. 17 mis-numbered 15; 212 as 112.. Period brown quarter sheep binding, with patterned-paste paper boards.. Front board with abrasion to upper right quadrant, affecting. associated corner of text block margin, though diminishing through. 1st gathering. Foxing & browning. Early prior owner signature of. one "Christian Ley". A Good+ copy of this rare veterinary manual.. The third US edition of this work of veterinary medicine, first published in Freiburg in 1716, with much on diseases affecting horses. Also distinguished as one of the earliest (3rd?) veterinary manuals published in the US. Uncommon in the trade. . Head- tailpieces.

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        Engelska språkets art, wisad uti föreläsningar, til deras tjenst, som utan muntelig underwisning sjelfwa lära sig detta språk.

      På egen bekostnad. Lund, C. F. Berling, 1791. 8:o. (10),132 s. + BUNTH, CHRISTOPHER DANIEL. Kort anwisning til engelska språkets rätta uttal och accent, hwarigenom en swensk med liten möda kan lära sig at uttala orden, och sätta accenten på sit tilbörliga ställe. På egen bekostnad. Lund, C. F. Berling, 1791. 8:o. 64 s. Trevligt samtida ljusbrunt hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg och titeletikett i glättad papp med texten: "Språkets art mm". Stänkta snitt. Ytlig spricka upptill i främre ytterfalsen. Någon enstaka småfläck. Med Lars Lostbohms namnteckning på titelbladet. Fint ex. från Ericsberg.. Hammarsköld Förtekning s. 34. I det första arbetet ingår sex smärre översättningsövningar och en serie betraktelser av Sverige ur ett historiskt och geografiskt perspektiv. Detta var en nymodighet i språkundervisningen och enligt Ingar Bratt det första exemplet på avancerade översättningsövningar från modersmålet. Arbetet avslutas med mottot: "Enough is as good as a feast". Det andra arbetet är enligt författaren själv närmast ett tillägg till det första arbetet, med korrigeringar och en ny uttalslära. I sitt företal konstaterar Bunth att det engelska språket på senare tid vunnit i popularitet i Sverige. De flesta studerar det emellertid "för at hafwa något at glömma, då de lägga sig winn om annat." För att underlätta inlärningen av det engelska uttalet har Bunth låtit överföra några engelska stycken i en ljudtrogen transkription, exempelvis "Å baädd uåaif iss ä häwwi buården" ("A bad wife is a heavy burthen"). Christopher Daniel Bunth (1761-1831) hade studerat i Greifswald och för språkmästaren i Lund Ifvar Kraak. Bunth fick 1786 docentur "uti engelska och franska witterheten" vid Lunds universitet, en oavlönad tjänst som medgav rättighet att undervisa vid lärosätet. Han lät trycka en rad läromedel och författade även några skådespel. Bunth övergick till prästtjänst 1799

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      Philadelphia & New York: Francis Childs and John Swaine, [1791].. Three volumes bound in one. 93,[1]; 228; [3],228-277,[1 blank],[278]- 279pp. Folio. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked in period style, original gilt morocco label preserved. Rubbed. Scattered dampstaining and foxing. Despite defects, overall still very good. The Acts of Congress, from the first three sessions of the first Congress, bound together. Included herein: The second folio edition of the ACTS PASSED AT A CONGRESS..., after the first of 1789, reprinted to go with the session laws with which it is here bound. The first session of Congress met in New York on March 4, 1789, and continued until the end of September. It officially ratified the Constitution and Washington&#39;s election as first U.S. president, and passed much of the most basic legislation for the machinery of government, regulating the Customs, Judiciary, Post Office, Mint, and the like. Much time was spent on the Bill of Rights, which appears here, still including twelve amendments (the first two, relating to the numbers in a congressional district and congressional salaries, were later omitted). Needless to say, all of these things make the acts of this session a foundation work in the history of American government. The ACTS PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION... "contains the Treaties and Conventions ratified with the several countries of Europe, and with the Indian tribes" (Evans). Much more important foundation legislation was passed in this session, including the Census, naturalization law, the copyright bill, the settling of the District of Columbia as the seat of the new government, and various tariff and fiscal laws. This issue of the ACTS PASSED AT THE THIRD SESSION... is apparently unrecorded. Evans and the North American Imprints Project cite two other folio editions: another Philadelphia edition of 286 pages, and a Richmond edition printed for the General Assembly of the State of Virginia. This 279- page edition clearly is complete in itself: the last printing is halfway down the recto of the leaf, followed by a terminal type ornament. Evans states that the 286-page version is not the first, without providing an alternative. It seems likely that this is the actual first issue. More important legislation is found here: the admission of Vermont, the incorporation of the Bank of the United States, the admission of Kentucky, and the establishment of the Mint. A foundation volume of laws. EVANS 23842 (first session), 22952 (second session), 23845 (third session, another ed). NORTH AMERICAN IMPRINTS PROJECT w014375 (another ed).

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      Debrett. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1791-1792. Hardcover. Constitution; 18th Century; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [2], 84; [2] 78; [2], 110; [4], 32; 8 pages; An Authentic Copy of the French Constitution; La Constitution Francoise; New Constitution of the Government of Poland; Plan of the New Constitution for the United States of America. Together 4 works in one volume. All printed for Debrett. Marbled boards with irregularly-cut half leather, this very scarce early volume contains four important governmental publications printed by J. Debrett. These printings -- the second of which is in French -- are beautifully typeset in typical 18th Century typefaces with fancy ligatures on fine deckled pages. The Plan of the New Constitution for the United States contains a preface written by the editor that speaks of the "sudden rise of a new empire in the world"; the constitution was adopted only five years previous. Marbled boards rubbed, the pages are all intact with light toning. The front board has a small interior gap from the text block which probably occurred at binding. The book is solid and squarely bound. The volume bears two nicely inscribed period inscriptions, one with the name of Noah Wood, a city father of Syracuse, New York. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 9" and, in addition to the independently numbered components, includes an 8 page catalog of other books printed for J. Debrett. French Constitution [English], fourth edition 1791, date mistakenly [? ] shown as m, d, cc, cxi where cxi should be xci. French Constitution, second edition [French] dated 1791, printed 1791. Constitution of Poland, second edition, dated 1791, printed 1791. Plan of the New Constitution of the United states of America, new edition corrected 1792, printed 1792 [Sabin 63294], [Howes P413]. .

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        Rights of Man being an answer to Mr. Burke's attack on the French Revolution. By Thomas Paine, Secretary for Foreign Affairs in the American War, and Author of the work entitled ''Common Sense.''

      London-Derry: Printed at the desire of a Society of gentlemen, 1791. First London-derry edition. Disbound. Removed from a larger volume, leaves toned, damp stain to first few and last few leaves, title page split along spine, lacking wrappers, a few upper fore-corners bent or chipped with loss to a few words on two lines on one leaf, overall still a good copy. 8vo. A rare printing of this seminal work concerning the French Revolution. Only one copy in North America, at the Library of Congress, one in England at the British Library, and the remaining six in Ireland. Printing and the Mind of Man 241. ESTC T169447.

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        Agarian Justice, Opposed To Agarian Law, And To Agarian Monopoly, Being A Plan For Melorating The Condition Of Man, By Creating in Every Nation, A National Fund..etc.,

      Baltimore: Printed By George Keatinge&#39;s Bookstore, 1791. 34 & (2)pp of ads--removed---Revised Howes "P21-b.

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      Paris: by subscription through M. Briffault, Madame L Esclapart, and M. Auber, 1791. Original Wrappers. Very Good binding. Berthault after Prieur. Oblong Folio. 56 engraved plates by Berthault after Prieur in 5 fascicles; each in gray paper portfolios as issued with manuscript labels on the front wrapper and printed title and description inside the back wrapper; the portfolios have all separated at the spines; "Cahier IV" is lacking the back wrapper; plates are through numbered 1-58 lacking #42 and #48; roughly 12 plates with glassine and paper guards laid in each fascicle; marginal foxing, shelfwear and occasional staining, but largely the images are clean; all housed in a handsome modern cloth portfolio and clamshell with green morocco title label; striking images chronicling the events of the French Revolution from 20 June 1789 - 16 October 1791; scarce thus. Very Good binding.

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        Theorie der sittlichen Gefühle. Uebersetzt, vorgeredet und hin und wieder kommentirt von Ludwig Theobul Kosegarten

      Leipzig, Gräff 1791.. 16 Bll., 463 S., 1 Bl. Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. Kress B.2211; Humpert 12754; Bonar, Library of A. Smith, 171 Anm. - Erste Ausgabe dieser Übersetzung (deutsch zuerst 1770); 1795 erschien noch ein kurzer zweiter Teil "welcher die Zusäzze zur sechsten Ausgabe enthält" und hier nicht vorliegt. Der eigentliche Text von Smith` philosophischem Hauptwerk ist vollständig. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen, unteres Rückenende beschabt. Tls. gebräunt, wenige Bll. etwas knickfaltig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Résultats extraits d'un ouvrage intitulé : De la Richesse territoriale du Royaume de France ; Ouvrage dont la rédaction n'est point encore achevée.

      Imprimerie nationale 1791 Imprimé par ordre de l'Assemblée Nationale. A Paris, de l'Imprimerie nationale, 1791. 46, [2] p., in-8°. Esemplare su carta grande. Edizione originale. Molto rara. Fu ristampata da Lagrange nel 1817. Prima e grande opera di raccolta di dati sulla ricchezza del regno di Francia, iniziata durante il lavoro di Lavoisier come Fermier per la società privata Ferme Général che si occupava di raccogliere le tasse e le imposte per il governo, pubblicata nel 1791 per ordine dalla Assemblea Costituente. Uno dei più importanti trattati di economia politica del XVIII secolo, considerata alla base dell'aritmetica politica moderna e delle scienze economiche. Il particolare metodo empirico di calcolo fece scuola per tutto il XIX e il XX secolo e fece considerare Lavoisier un precursore delle scienze statistiche. Lavoisier aveva cominciato nel 1784 un lavoro di economia politica sulla ricchezza della Francia; ne presentò un estratto al Comité de l'imposition il 15 marzo 1791; l'estratto venne accolto favorevolmente e l'Assemblea ne ordinò la stampa. "De la Richesse territoriale" pose Lavoisier tra i più illustri contabili nazionali, inventori dell'economia quantitativa, per i metodi scientifici di valutazione delle rendite, delle previsioni di spesa, delle risorse demografiche ed economiche della nazione e per i calcoli della produzione e del consumo. Gli estratti sono tutto quanto pre-esisteva dell'opera, che però rimase incompiuta, e i cui manoscritti andarono perduti. Lavoisier ebbe poi l?incarico nella commissione che doveva fissare le nuove misure per garantire l'uniformità di pesi e misure in tutta la Francia. Ma i servigi resi alla scienza e al suo paese non gli valsero la grazia di fonte al Terrore: Lavoisier poté essere catturato e processato come traditore, per il suo incarico di esattore, nel 1794 e ghigliottinato assieme al suocero e gli altri colleghi a Parigi, all'età di 51 anni.

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      Philadelphia: Carey, Stewart, and Co., 1791.. [4],176pp. 12mo. Contemporary tree calf. Corners worn, rear hinge starting. Light foxing and toning, some scattered light soiling. Very good and in unsophisticated condition. The 1791 edition of THE CONSTITUTIONS..., the very scarce first collection of state constitutions published after the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, the first to assemble a printing of the U.S. Constitution together with twelve proposed amendments, and the first to include the constitution of Vermont along with those of the thirteen original states, including that of Massachusetts - "the oldest functioning written constitution in the world." Writing from Paris in December 1787, Thomas Jefferson responded to a letter from Madison that outlined the newly constructed federal Constitution. Though unhappy with its "omission of a bill of rights," Jefferson approved of this "government which should go on of itself peaceably" (LOA). Londoners had earlier hailed a 1781 collection of state constitutions (issued six years before the framing of the U.S. Constitution) as "the Magna Charta of the American States" (MONTHLY REVIEW). This scarce volume is the first to assemble the U.S. Constitution and the constitutions of the original thirteen states. It especially "contains the constitution of Vermont, not in any previous edition" (Matyas). Within are the colonial charters of Rhode Island (1662) and Connecticut (1663); the 1776 constitutions of Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, New Hampshire, Maryland, and North Carolina; the 1777 constitution of New York; the 1789 Georgia constitution; the 1790 constitutions of South Carolina and Pennsylvania; as well as the 1780 Massachusetts constitution authored by John Adams - "one of the great, enduring documents of the American Revolution...the oldest functioning written constitution in the world" (McCullough). Also contains the twelve constitutional amendments proposed by Congress in 1789 (with a printed note dated August 1791 on the failure of the first two to be ratified). EVANS 23887. NAIP w030537. SABIN 16097. HOWES C716. MATYAS 91-01. McCULLOUGH, JOHN ADAMS 225. ROSENBACH 65:38. LOA, CONSTITUTION I:210.

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        Discoveries of the French in 1768 & 1769 South-East of New Guinea

      London,: John Stockdale,, 1791.. Quarto, with 12 folding charts; a fine copy in attractive modern speckled calf by Aquarius. First English edition of the great work on the French discovery of the Solomon Islands, and a direct result of the voyage of the First Fleet to New South Wales: the French original was issued in 1790.Phillip's Voyage, first published in 1789, had included the journal of Lt. Shortland on his return voyage in the Alexander transport from Botany Bay to England, during which he coasted along a group of large islands which he named "New Georgia". Fleurieu, writing in a period of intense international rivalry over Pacific discoveries, denies that discovery and promotes those of Louis de Bougainville and Jean de Surville. He draws on unpublished manuscripts as well as the printed narratives of Cook, Bougainville, Phillip, Mendana, Quiros and others.There are also interesting comments on the La PÈrouse voyage. Fleurieu announces the receipt of journals from as far as Botany Bay, and in discussing the Great Ocean Chart (a fragment of which is published here), says publication is to be delayed until his later discoveries can be inserted. The translator of this edition notes that La PÈrouse has still not turned up and "the apprehension for his loss increases daily".Beddie, 1302-3; Hill, 611; Kroepelien, 437.

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        Discoveries of the French in 1768 and 1769, to the South-East of New Guinea, with the subsequent visits to the same lands by English navigators, who gave them new names. To which is prefixed, an historical abridgement of the voyages and discoveries of the

      Hardcover. Very Good. Stockdale, London, 1791. First English edition. hardcover. original thin-leather textured boards, more recently re-backed with a new spine in superb spotted dark-tan leather. five raised bands and six gilt-ruled compartments. spine label in gilt on dark-green morocco. gilt date (1791) at bottom of spine. 324pp. 12 engraved maps and plates. 4to. Very good. internally VG+. minor spotting and shadow-tanning to prelims and latters. majority of pages are immaculate and appear unread. minor rubbing to original leather boards, especially at corners. overall a beautiful copy.

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      London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1791.. xxiv,323,[1]pp. plus nine folding maps, two folding views, and a folding plate. Lacks the half title. Quarto. Modern three-quarter speckled calf and marbled boards, spine richly gilt, gilt morocco label. Offsetting from the maps, some slight age toning, but a handsome, very good copy. First English edition, following the French edition of the previous year. Writing during a period of intense international rivalry over discoveries in the Pacific, Fleurieu (a French politician and scientist) promotes the discoveries of Bougainville and Jean de Surville at the expense of British claims, though he does acknowledge some of Captain Cook&#39;s discoveries. To bolster his claims for the French, Fleurieu uses unpublished manuscripts, as well as the printed accounts of several Spanish and British navigators. An appendix prints Buache&#39;s "Extract from a memoir concerning the existence and situation of Solomon&#39;s Islands...." The twelve folding maps and plates relate to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. "The maps are interesting, since they were based both on actual discoveries and on Fleurieu&#39;s theories. When d&#39;Entrecasteaux returned from his fruitless search for La Perouse, he confirmed that Fleurieu&#39;s theories appeared to be generally correct" - Hill. HILL 611. BEDDIE 1302. FERGUSON 105. SABIN 24749. COX II:304.

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        Observations and Remarks made during a Voyage

      Dublin,: P. Byrne, et al., 1791.. Octavo, with the half-title; a very good copy in contemporary marbled sheep, expertly rebacked, leather label; old bookplate. The voyage of the Mercury, captain Cox: this mysterious voyage - despatched by the King of Sweden during the Russo-Swedish war of 1788-1790 to the Northwest Coast of America, to harass the Russian fur-trade settlements there - was camouflaged as and is presented here as an English voyage of exploration in Mortimer's narrative and "official" account. In fact the Mercury doubled as the Swedish sixteen-gun privateer Gustaf III. The voyage visited Alaska, Unalaska, the Northwest Coast, Hawaii, Tahiti, Tasmania (Adventure Bay) and the Australian mainland. In the end though, Cox failed in the mission that he had made so attractive to his Swedish patrons, King Gustaf III and Baron Ruuth, finding himself unable to attack the starving Russians in their settlements on the Northwest Coast.'Cox remained in the Far East and died in 1791, but his lieutenant, George Mortimer, of the Marines, returned to England and wrote an account of the entire voyage, which was published in London in 1791. It is hard to believe that Mortimer did not actually know of the secret Swedish mission of the expedition, but if he did he stayed loyal to Cox (to whom he dedicated the book) and did not write one single word on "the Swedish connection". In his preface he states that the voyage 'was chiefly undertaken from motives of curiosity by Mr. Cox', and that he was 'not altogether acquainted with Mr. Cox's motives for what he did'. The book was translated into Dutch and German, and also into - Swedish! The Swedish version was abridged from Georg Forster's German one of 1791 and even retains some of Forster's footnotes. It is obvious that the Swedish translator (Carl Fredrik Landell) did not know anything whatsoever of "the Swedish connection", and since Gustaf III had been murdered in 1792, Baron Ruuth was probably the only one in Sweden or indeed the whole world who knew the truth about the expedition. One wonders if he ever saw the Swedish edition of 1798, and realised that the Captain Cox mentioned on the title-page was, in fact, the persuasive gentleman he had personally met at that secret meeting in Gothenburg 1788!' (Rolf du Rietz, in unpublished correspondence with Hordern House).Most interestingly, the members of the Mercury or Gustaf III were the first Europeans to hear anything of the course taken by the Bounty mutineers. They learned in Tahiti that "Titreano" had returned in the Bounty about two months after she had first sailed, without Bligh, and that he had sailed again fifteen days before their arrival, taking several Tahitian families. The Tahitian argot version of Christian's name meant nothing to the voyagers, and they left the island eighteen days before the failure of the mutineers' settlement on Tubuai brought the Bounty back to Tahiti for the last time.There are many references to Cook, whose path the voyage followed from Tahiti; and on Tahiti they are shown Webber's ship-board portrait of Cook (since lost), with Bligh's note on the back recording the sailing of the Bounty with one thousand and fifteen breadfruit plants in April 1789. The expedition's visit to Hawaii in September 1789 was of great significance as one of the earliest visits to the islands, and included a stop at Kealakekua Bay.This rare Dublin edition appeared in the same year as the very scarce London original. Dublin publishing in the eighteenth century included very prompt printings from London originals - which might today be called piracy. Most major voyage accounts appeared in this way, and are now often even rarer than the originals on which they were based. In this case neither edition is often seen on the market.Beddie, 254; Ferguson, 111; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 214; 'Hawaii One Hundred', 11n; Hill, 1192n; Judd, 131; Kroepelien, 872; O'Reilly-Reitman, 601; R. Du Rietz, 'Swansea', A1x6.

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      [Philadelphia. 1791].. Small folio broadside. Dbd. Near fine. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. "Approved, March the third, 1791." This rare official printing of a law passed by the third session of the First Congress amends the law passed in the second session creating the District of Columbia. It allows the President to adjust the position of the District along the Potomac, and so set its final position. The law allowed Washington to move the district slightly downstream, so as to include Alexandria and "a convenient part of the Eastern Branch." This had the net effect of including more Virginia land, but the act specifies that all public buildings had to stay on the Maryland side. Signed in print by Speaker of the House Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, John Adams, and George Washington. NAIP and OCLC together record four copies, at the American Antiquarian Society, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the New York Public Library, and the Library of Congress. EVANS 23869. NAIP w014409.

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        Autograph letter signed 2pp., to unnamed recipient

      1791. Treat, Malachi, (d. 1793). Autograph letter signed to an unidentified recipient, dated New York, Feb. 16th, 1791. 2pp. 313 x 202 mm. Tears along folds repaired, bottom margin chipped affecting the last line of the first page, moderate toning. Typed transcript accompanies. Treat served as physician-general in the Northern Division of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War (a letter from General Washington to Treat, dated January 19, 1779, is on file at the University of Virginia Library's Electronic Text Center). After the war he served as New York City's health officer, and was involved in setting up the New York Hospital (the second hospital in the U. S.) in the early 1790s. He died in the yellow fever epidemic of 1793. His letter is full of sage advice to an acquaintance who was apparently studying the law:. . . it becomes you to be very oeconomical, for yr Expenses already have exceeded yr Proportion of the Estate. Spend no money but what is absolutely necessary, frequent no Taverns, nor play at any Game of Hazard by which yr Mind may get debauched, or detach from yr present Pursuit-prosecute yr Studies with diligence, and Love. . . .Packard, Hist. Med. U.S., pp. 144, 237, 559.

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        Original Stories from Real Life; with Conversations, Calculated to Regulate the Affections, and Form the Mind to Truth and Goodness

      London: J. Johnson, 1791. 12mo. (xii), 177pp., + (3)pp. advertisements. Second edition. This is the first edition to be illustrated with six plates designed and engraved by William Blake, which are in the second state. In this didactic text, intended to aid in the education of young women, two spoiled girls are shown the moral virtues of charity, honesty, and selflessness by their governess, Mrs. Mason. Ink spots to the margins of a couple pages, not affecting text, else very fine in later calf, gilt-ruled spine with a red lettering piece. All edges yellow.

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE LOSS OF THE GROSVENOR EAST INDIAMAN. Which was unfortunately wrecked upon the coast of Caffraria, somewhere between the 27th and 32d Degrees of Southern latitude, on the 4th of August, 1782

      London, J. Murray, printed at the Minerva Press, 1791.. compiled from the examination of John Hynes, one of the Unfortunate Survivors. By Mr. George Carter, Historical Portrait Painter upon his passage outward bound to India. Containing a Variety of Matter respecting the Sufferers, Never before made Public; With Copper Plates descriptive of the Catastrophe, engraved from Mr. Carter&#39;s designs. FIRST EDITION, 1791. 8vo. approximately 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, folding engraved frontispiece and 3 full page engravings, pages: [4], 1-174, half-title present, bound in half calf, gilt lettering to spine, marbled boards. Binding rubbed, especially hinges and slightly worn at head of spine, slight shelf wear to edges, top corner of half-title has small neat repair, title page has a small closed tear at top inner margin repaired, folding plate has a neat repair to blank side of first fold, 2 small closed tears repaired to lower margin, no loss of image, inner paper hinges cracked, pale staining to corners of 2 engraved plates and a few pages of text, 1 plate has a small closed tear neatly repaired, not affecting image, pale age-browning to margins throughout, occasional dusty mark, endpapers browned, blank side of plates have pale marks and pale age-browning, tiny partially erased stamp at bottom of title page, otherwise a good copy. See: Edward G. Cox, A Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel, Volume II, page 465. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Remarks on forest scenery, and other woodland views, (relative chiefly to picturesque beauty) illustrated by the scenes of New-Forest in Hampshire. In three books

      London: printed for R. Blamire, Strand, M.DCC.XCI. [1791]. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. First Edition of this seminal work, complete in two volumes. Tall 8vo&#39;s: [4],vii,[1],328,iv,7,[1]; [4],308,iii,[1],xxpp, with 32 leaves of tinted aquatints and soft-ground etchings by Samuel Aikin. Recent cinnamon ribbed cloth spines stamped in gilt, beige paper-covered boards. Remarkably well-preserved set: bindings pristine, pages fresh, clean and completely free of foxing with only light offsetting from the plates. Provenance: bookplates of Walter Charles James (1816-1893), 1st Baron Northbourne, laid in. James was elected to the House of Commons for Hull as a Tory. He acquired Betteshanger House, in Kent, in 1850, and commissioned George Devey to oversee extensions and alterations. James was a friend of William Ewart Gladstone and in 1884, during Gladstone&#39;s second term as Prime Minister, was raised to the peerage as Baron Northbourne, of Betteshanger in the County of Kent. Abbey, Scenery, 149. Henrey, pp. 531-32. & & Divided into three books, two in volume one. Trees as singular objects&#151;specimens&#151;the "foundation of all scenery," are the subject of book one. The second book considers trees in groups, "under their various modes of composition, from the clump to the forest."& The third book offers a lengthy appreciation of the New Forest, the tract extending from southwest Hampshire into southeast Wiltshire, created as a royal forest by William I in about 1079 for the royal hunt. In the eighteenth century, plantations were created there as a source of timber for the Royal Navy, after some 4000 oak were lost In the Great Storm of 1703.

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      [Hartford: Hudson and Goodwin, 1791].. [329]-423pp. Original plain blue wrappers, stitched. Front wrapper and first few leaves gnawed at head of spine and upper corner near spine, with no loss to text; minor foxing. Contemporary ink inscription on front wrapper. Overall very good, untrimmed and unopened. An important group of early acts of Congress, including the ratifications of the Bill of Rights by the various states, the formal establishment of the U.S. Mint and Post Office, various acts for protecting the frontier, the act taxing whiskey that later provoked the Whiskey Rebellion, and the full text of the 1791 treaty between the U.S. and the Cherokees. The present, separately issued volume continues the pagination of Hudson and Goodwin&#39;s edition of the laws of the First Congress. EVANS 23843.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England

      London: T. Cadell., 1791. Octavo, 4 volumes (210 × 127 mm). Recent speckled panelled calf, black morocco labels, cream endpapers With author&#39;s portrait at front of the first volume. The eleventh edition. "Blackstone&#39;s great work on the laws of England is the extreme example of justification of an existing state of affairs by virtue of its history &#133; Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine... Blackstone&#39;s great achievement was to popularize the law and the traditions which had influenced its formation... He takes a delight in describing and defending as the essence of the constitution the often anomalous complexities which had grown into the laws of England over the centuries. But he achieves the astonishing feat of communicating this delight, and this is due to a style which is itself always lucid and graceful" (PMM).

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        Das neue königliche l'Hombre nebst einer gründlichen Anweisung wie Quadrille, Cinquille, Piquet, Reversy, Trisett, Taroc, Whist, Boston, Patience, Cabale, &c.

      nach jetziger Art zu spielen sind, wobey nebst noch andern Kartenspielen das Billard- Pielkentafel- Schach- und Ballspiel, wie auch das Verkehren im Brett, Trictrac und Toccategli sammt den Ausdrücken, deren man sich bey diesen verschiedenen Spielen bedienet, deutlich beschrieben und erkläret werden. Dreizehnte verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. Hamburg, bey den Gebrüdern Herold, 1791. 8:o. VIII,312 s. Marmorerat pappbd från 1900-talets första hälft med brun titeletikett av skinn och oskurna men putsade snitt. De första åtta sidorna ngt dammiga och småfläckiga. Ngt lagerfläckig på sina håll, som vanligt mer i början och i slutet. En del gamla marginalanteckningar. Med en gammal stpl från Serck's Stiftung Bibliothek des Leib Regiment

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      Paris: De l&#39;Imprimerie de Didot fils aine, 1791.. [4],70pp. plus colored folding map, 20 x 22 inches. With [4]pp. pamphlet bound in at rear (as is sometimes the case, though not noted by Sabin), being a prospectus for the published edition of Fleurieu&#39;s account of Marchand&#39;s circumnavigation and voyage to the Northwest Coast. Modern half morocco and marbled boards, spine richly gilt. Small hole in titlepage, repaired with tissue, a couple instances of very minor light foxing. Manuscript correction to two lines on one page. Near fine, untrimmed. A rare and exceptionally early plan for building a canal across the Isthmus of Darien, thereby connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and containing a fabulous map of the region. From the earliest attempts to find a northwest passage, the desire to find a sea route across the Americas, thereby linking Europe with Asia, had been a long- standing goal. This text is one of the earliest proposals for a water route across Nicaragua, a route that was considered a viable option until the construction of the Panama Canal in the early 20th century. Bastide explains in great detail the feasibility and course of the route, and the great advantages that it would give to France. It would aid trade with French colonies in the Pacific, and on the west coast of the Americas, and with Asia. It would also help the French keep an eye on British and Spanish activities in the Pacific Northwest, as those two nations had just settled many of the controversial issues regarding Nootka Sound. The beautiful large folding map (usually lacking) in this copy has striking contemporary color, and shows Nicaragua between the ninth and thirteenth parallels, giving a clear depiction of the proposed route across the river San Juan, into Lake Nicaragua, and then across another small body of land and into the "Golfe de Papagayo." The map is a fine cartographic representation of the region, showing the river systems and mountain ranges, as well as significant cities and volcanoes. This title is not in Palau. A most interesting document, both as an example of a very early scheme to build a trans-isthmian canal, and as a French strategy to secure geopolitical advantage in the Americas, vis a vis Great Britain and Spain. SABIN 38408. OCLC 17296716, 55276757.

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        [William Blake] The botanic garden. A poem, in two parts. Part I. Containing the economy of vegetation. Part II. The loves of the plants. With philosophical notes

      London: printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul&#146;s Church-Yard., MDCCXCI [1791]. Full Calf. Fine. 4to: xii,214,126,[2]; [4],ix,[1],197,[1]pp, with 20 full-page copper-engraved plates (frontispiece, plus nine plates in first part; frontispiece and nine further plates in second), collated and complete. The two parts published separately, then united in this single volume. With a general title page, dated 1791, and separate title pages for each of the two parts. Part I is a Second Edition (reissue of the original edition of the same year, the volume title page reset with &#39;second edition,&#39; intended to accompany the first, second or third&#151;as here&#151;edition of Part II, published in 1789, 1790 and 1791, respectively). Contemporary sprinkled calf, covers framed with elaborate floral roll, flat spine richly gilt in seven compartments, black morocco lettering piece gilt; all edges sprinkled blue, period marbled end papers. Fine, with plates in deep, rich impressions; scattered spotting to some plate edges, trivial offsetting to pages opposite plates, else a stunningly bright, fresh, clean, wide-margined copy. Henrey 470. Lowndes 593. & The author&#146;s masterpiece (and chief source of his literary fame), The Botanic Garden is a fascinating amalgam of poetry, science and splendid engravings (including a handful by William Blake). Erasmus was Charles Darwin&#146;s grandfather, and he led the way with his own bold ideas (the nearly 300 footnotes and 115 pages of appendices contain copious advanced scientific information). He was also an abolitionist, and there is one small extraordinary engraving of a slave in these pages (&#147;Am I Not a Man and a Brother&#148;) designed by Darwin&#146;s friend Josiah Wedgewood. But The Botanic Garden is probably most coveted today for Blake&#39;s engravings (Lord Byron called the poem a "Pompous rhyme; the scenery is its sole recommendation," though Horace Walpole, William Cowper and others accorded it high praise), the "Fertilization of Egypt," after Henry Fuseli, and four views of the Portland vase (copies of which were then being potted by Wedgwood). Part II, "The Loves of the Plants," was actually published first (and anonymously in 1789&#151;Darwin feared his reputation as a physician might suffer through identification with poetry). In four cantos, narrated by the goddess of botany, the poem presents dramatized representations of eighty-three plant species, interspersed with dialogues about the nature of poetry. It revises and illustrates Linnaeus&#39;s classification scheme for plants, presenting, in Norman&#39;s phrase, a "single-minded catalogue of vegetable sex-life" (stamens are represented as men and pistils as women: lovers, brides, husbands, courtships, and pregnancies abound). Part I, "The Economy of Vegetation," also in four cantos (one on each of the classical elements&#151;fire, earth, water, and air), was first published in The Botanic Garden, which reprints The Love of Plants, thus completing the two-part project Darwin had conceived while cultivating his garden outside Litchfield and translating Linnaeus. "The Economy of Vegetation" presents a sweeping panorama of nature and industry, "celebrating the achievements of both natural philosophers and industrialists, including Wedgwood, William Herschel, Henry Cavendish, Benjamin Franklin, Joseph Priestley, James Watt, Matthew Boulton, James Brindley, Thomas Savery, and John Whitehurst. . . . Vivid representations of industrial processes such as the manufacture of steel and the operations of steam engines and coining machinery are juxtaposed with poetic descriptions of the natural world." (ODNB)

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        A Simple Story. In four volumes. The second edition.

      Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson 1791 - half-titles discarded, ownership inscription of Jane Panton on title-pages, a touch of light soiling and browning, one leaf in vol. i with a small paper flaw to blank margin, one gathering in vol. iii rough at bottom edge (missed by the binder&#146;s knife), pp. [ii], vii, [1], 232; [ii], 255, [1]; [ii], 212; [ii], 157, [1], 8vo, late nineteenth-century half calf, sometime rebacked to style, dark brown morocco lettering pieces, marbled boards, edges, and endpapers, slightly rubbed, corners a bit worn, hinges neatly relined, good The second edition, from the same year as the first. Mrs Inchbald (1753-1821) was a moderately successful actor turned highly successful playwright; this was her first of two novels and it incorporates some theatrical conventions. Maria Edgeworth praised it highly, writing to Inchbald that she &#145;never read any novel that affected [her] so strongly&#146;.&#145;A Simple Story explores in much greater psychological depth issues and behavioural patterns that also preoccupied her in her plays . its overall effect is to disturb eighteenth-century complacency about the benevolence of paternal power in a way Inchbald&#146;s drama did not&#146; (ODNB).ESTC lists this edition in only four UK libraries (BL, Trinity College Dublin, University of Essex, and the Wisbech and Fenland Museum) though there is also a copy in the Bodleian; there are also two holdings in Europe and seven in North America listed. The previous owner Jane Panton was possibly the writer (1847-1923), who published ten novels between 1882 and 1916. (ESTC T128226; Raven & Forster 1791:41 [1st edn.])

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        A General History of Quadrupeds

      Newcastle Upon Tyne - S. Hodgson, R. Beilby and T. Bewick, 1791 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The second edition of Thomas Bewick&#39;s beautifully illustrated work on the mammals of the world. The second edition is much improved and enlarged from the first. Thomas Bewick, 1753-1828, was an English wood engraver and ornithologist. Bewick showed, at a very early age, a talent for drawing. He had no lessons in art. At the age of 14 he was apprenticed to Ralph Beilby, an engraver in Newcastle. In 1775 he received a premium from the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. In 1776 he became a partner in Beilby&#39;s workshop. A General History of Quadrupeds first appeared in 1790. The Quadrupeds deals with mammals of the whole world, and is particularly thorough on some of the domestic animals. It includes bats and seals but does not include whales or dolphins. Bewick was helped by his intimate knowledge of the habits of animals acquired during his constant excursions into the country. Bewick&#39;s art is considered the pinnacle of its medium. This is likely due to his methods: Bewick, unlike his predecessors, would carve in harder woods, notably box wood, against the grain, using fine tools normally favoured by metal engravers. This proved to be far superior, and has been the dominant method used since. Ralph Beilby, 1744-1817, was an English engraver, working chiefly on silver and copper. Beilby became a silversmith, jeweller, and seal-engraver under his father and elder brothers. In addition, he became a copper engraver to meet the demand of the then North England market. In 1767 Thomas Bewick was apprenticed to him. The texts in Bewick&#39;s A General History of Quadrupeds (1790) and History of British Birds: Land Birds (1797) were drafted by Beilby and revised by Bewick. Collated complete. Condition: Expertly rebacked with a morocco spine and contemporary calf boards. Externally, wear to corners and slight rubbing to boards though spine remains smart. Internally, firmly bound. Loss to rear free endpaper. The tails of three pages have been removed and then neatly repaired, not affecting text. There are contemporary copperplate inscriptions tosome pages. Generally bright with tidemarks to two front blanks. Some scattered foxing through, though many pages do remain clean. Marks to title page. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Voyage Sur Le Rhin, Depuis Mayence Jusqu&#39;a Dusseldorff. Tome Premier et Tome Second [Voyage Up the Rhine from Mainz to Dusseldorf 2 Volumes Bound in 1]

      Coblence: Neuwied, 1791. 180 + 174pp. One fold out map and 4 foldout illustrations in the first book, 1 fold-out map and 6 foldout illustrations in the second book, both bound together in 1 volume. Covers heavily worn, down to the boards in some places, but boards well attached and internal pages in excellent condition, just two chipped corners to text pages (no loss of text) and some creases to the outer margins of the foldouts, watermark to bottom outer corner of one plate and surrounding 4 pages, a few turned corners to text pages. Numerous pictures available. FRENCH language, FRANCAIS. 540g.. Full-Leather. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Demostehnous Logoi Eklektoi. Demosthenis Selectae Orationes. Ad Codices MSS. recensuit, Textum, Scholisaten et Versionem plurimis in locis castigavit illustravit Ricardus Mounteney

      J. Rivington, London, 1791. Later Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary calf, external hinge cracking but held by cords and secure. Modest wear at corners. Fold out map with light browning at edges but otherwise bright. An attractive copy of this scholarly edition of Demosthenes in Greek and Latin. Armorial bookplate of the Cholmeley Baronet - Brandsby. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; History. Inventory No: 041015. .

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      Parma. 1791.. Sixth edition, Edwards edition, translated by William Marshal from the original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto, Canon of the Church of St. Nicholas at Otranto. Printed By Bodoni, for J. Edwards, Bookseller of London, Parma 1791. FROM THE LIBRARY OF FRANCES MARY RICHARDSON CURRER WITH HER INK SIGNATURE AND BOOK-PLATE AND THE BOOK-PLATE OF HER GRANDFATHER MATHEW WILSON. Small 4to, approximately 245 x 170 mm, 9½ x 6½ inches, 2 engraved plates of the castle, one as frontispiece, state B, (engraver Barlow) and the plate before page 1, state A, pages: xxxii, (including half title, title page with motto on verso, second state, Preface to the first edition, page of Sonnet and Preface to second edition), 1-245 plus last blank, bound by Edward of Halifax? in full tree calf in Etruscan style, red gilt lettered morocco label, gilt vases and decoration to spine, gilt decoration to edges of covers and dentelles, marbled endpapers. Binding slightly rubbed, 30 mm, 1½ inch crack to top of upper hinge, slight chipping to cords on upper hinge, slight chipping to head and tail of spine, corners worn with slight loss of leather to lower corners, pale offset from frontispiece to title page, ink splash to 1 lower margin, a few margins have pale dusty marks, endpapers have pale age-browning, fox spot to 1 margin, otherwise a very good copy. See A Gothic Bibliography by Montague Summers, page 264. England&#146;s first lady book collector, Frances Mary Richardson Currer (1785-1861) was a well-known bibliophile and scholar, and had one of the largest libraries in the north of England. She was one of the founders of the Clergy Daughters School at Cowan Bridge which Charlotte and Emily Bronte both attended and her surname is undoubtedly the source of Charlotte&#39;s pseudonym, &#39;Currer Bell&#39;. See A. T. Hazen, A Bibliography of Horace Walpole, pages 52-67. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        An Analysis of the History and Antiquities of Ireland, Prior to the Fifth Century. : to Which is Subjoined, a Review of the General History of the Celtic Nations. / by William Webb

      Dublin : Printed For W. Jones, 1791. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : viii, 275, [7]p : 8vo. Subjects: Ireland. Celts - History - Early works to 1800. Referenced by: ESTCT136888. &#39;A review of the general history of the Celtic nations&#39; has its own half-title on p. [171] but no separate pagination or signatures. Finely bound in full contemporary aniline calf. Cross bands with a rich red gilt-blocked label. Minor, generalized wear to the extremities with a previous owner&#39;s signature. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        The Fair Penitent (Rowe) , the Mourning Bride (Mr. Congreve) , Zara (Aaron Hill) , and Venice Preserved (Thomas Otway) All Adapted for Theatrical Representation As Performed At the Theatres-Royal, Drudry Lane and Covent Garden

      Printed For William Jones By Graisberry And Campbell, Dublin, 1791. 1st Edition. Description: 1 p. L. , xi, [1], [13]-86, [2] p. Front. 15 cm. Form/Genre: Tragedies. Subjects: Drama--Rowe. 18th century drama Finely bound in qtr wine morocco over bright marble boards. Particularly well preserved and practically &#39;as new&#39; with bright gilt titling. Scans on request. Highly uncommon, especially in this condition

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        The London Vocabulary, English and Latin: Put into a New Method, proper to acquaint the Learner with Things as well as pure Latin Words. Adorned with Twenty-six Pictures. For the Use of Schools. The Twentieth Edition

      London: Printed for J. F. & C. Rivington, T. Longman, B. Law, R Baldwin, S. Bladon, and G. & T. Wilkie, 1791. 12mo, 147 x 84 mms., pp. viii, 123 [124 adverts], 26 vignette woodcuts, contemporary sheepskin; recent repair to small hole in B1, front joint very slightly cracked, but a good copy. Greenwood (?1683 - 1737) was probably published in 1711, though the earliest copy traced was printed in 1713. The work was reprinted well into the 19th century.

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        Autograph note to the London publisher Thomas Cadell

      London,: 10 February, 1791.. Manuscript in ink on a single piece of paper, originally folded, 140 x 233 mm.; top corner restored. Watkin Tench's second cousin writes to London to acquire books on New South Wales, at a time when Tench himself was still in Port Jackson.This is a revealing eighteenth-century manuscript note, written by a colleague and close relation of Tench, Banastre Tarleton, a military hero. Tarleton here chases up copies of the earliest books on the new colony at Botany Bay, and the subject evidently piqued the interest of his family: by the time of Tench's second book published in 1793 no fewer than nine copies were subscribed by different branches of the Tarletons.Their would almost certainly have been a personal relationship between Tarleton and Tench, who were both of an age, and who both left England as young men to join the American War of Independence. The Tarletons were a prominent merchant family in the Liverpool region of England. Their own ships traded in the West Indies, Africa and America and were no doubt involved in the huge slave trade of the period which contributed to the wealth of the city of Liverpool. They were also major sugar importers from the West Indies. As a soldier, General Banastre Tarleton was one of the best-remembered and most-hated British officers to fight in the American war. He rose spectacularly through the ranks to be given independent command of the British Legion before the age of twenty-four. It was during the capture of Charleston in 1780, in which he employed unusually ruthless and cruel tactics, that he gained the epithet "Bloody Ban", which stuck with him for life. "Tarleton's Quarter" became a rallying cry for patriots throughout the south, who would use it more than once to justify murdering defeated enemies who were attempting to surrender.Tarleton returned to England in 1782 as a hero and became a member of the Prince of Wales' inner circle. He wrote A History of the Campaigns of 1780 & 1781, in the Southern Provinces of America which was published by Thomas Cadell in 1787. Returning to his home town of Liverpool, he was knighted in 1790 and elected to Parliament, where he served seven terms. In his political career he is best remembered for his vigorous opposition to the abolition of the slave trade.At the time he wrote this note to his publisher Thomas Cadell, the great travel and exploration publisher of the late eighteenth century, Tarleton would have been aware that Watkin Tench had been active in setting up the convict settlement at Port Jackson from 1788. Tench had arrived in Port Jackson on the convict ship Charlotte on 20 January serving a three-year tour of service at England's newest colony after his work in the American war. Perhaps it was also in relation to Tarleton's parliamentary duties that he required information on the fledgling colony of Botany Bay. Dated only three years after settlement, Tarleton's note reads: 'Colonel Tarleton's compliments to Mr Cadell & wishes him to find as soon as possible, all the pamphlets that have been published relative to South Wales [sic] or Botany Bay...'.At this early date only a handful of publications dedicated to Botany Bay had appeared, including the first of Tench's works, A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay... published in London in 1789. Whilst Cadell had only been involved in a couple of related publications, Tarleton would naturally have turned to his own publisher in the Strand to gather the information he required.This is a fascinating early expression of interest in Botany Bay, by an eighteenth-century figure of renown.

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        Miscellanies in Prose and Verse

      London: John Ridgway, 1791. 181,[4]pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author. (Light spotting in latter part of text, a few light dampstains to lower corner). Later marbled wrappers, chemise (inscribed by Frank T. Siebert "Dr. Rosenbach says the finest copy he has ever seen,") half morocco and cloth case. With the Morris journal of the Pontiac War: the Herschel V. Jones-Rosenbach-C.G. Littell-Frank T. Siebert copy. The seemingly slight title makes no mention of Captain Morris&#39; journal which was kept while an Indian captive during the Pontiac War between August and late September 1764. "On pages 1 to 39, [Morris] gives his narrative of the incidents of his hazardous mission to Pontiac, a savage general, who in a six weeks&#39; campaign, overthrew the British authority in all the territories of the northwest. Captain Morris accepted the service at the request of General Bradstreet, sensible that to place himself in the power of the vindictive Indian chief, was little short of a sentence to death. General Bradstreet, who had the ill luck to bear a reputation too great for his capacity, had the additional misfortune of seldom knowing what he really wanted. Captain Morris, by the combined force of good fortune, and good conduct, escaped the perils which inclosed his course and seemed irresistibly to close behind him and forbid his return to life. With the fire kindled around the stake to which he was tied, he was more than once rescued at the last minute" ( Field). According to Dr. Siebert&#39;s note, "Plenty rare." Ayer 208; Field 1095; Howes M833; Sabin 50876; Thomson 854.

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        The Experienced English Housekeeper, for the Use of Ladies, Housekeepers, Cooks, &c?A New Edition. In Which Are Inserted Some Celebrated Receipts by Other Modern Authors

      London: A. Millar, W. Lain, and R. Cater, 1791 An uncommon edition of this popular work: ESTC notes three copies in Britain and two in America, indicating: "the imprint is false; probably printed at York for Wilson, Spence and Mawman. Recent half speckled calf over marbled boards, by Bayntun-Riviere. Gilt spine with red morocco label. Octavo. Engraved frontisportrait and three engraved folding plates. Some light foxing and a few small stains, bottom corner of one of the index pags torn, affecting a few letters. Still, a very good, attractive copy. Elizabeth Raffald, neé Whitaker (bap. 1733, d. 1781) was born in Doncaster. Between 1748 and 1763, she was employed as a housekeeper by several families, including the Warburtons of Arley Hall in Cheshire. This work is dedicated to Lady Elizabeth Warburton. She ultimately married Arley Hall's head gardener, and in 17863 the couple moved to Manchester, where she opened a confectionary shop and her husband sold flowers and seeds at a market stall. In 1769 she published The Experienced English Housekeeper, which went through thirteen authorised editions and at least twenty-three pirated ones. An excellent businesswoman, Raffald was instrumental in founding a second Manchester newspaper, the Prescott's Journal, in 1771. The following year she published the first Directory of Manchester. She wrote a book on midwifery, with Charles White, but did not live to see it published.

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson L.L.D

      London: Charles Dilly, 1791. Two Volumes. Full gilt decorated leather rebacked spine with new leather and gilt labels original backstrips preserved. Marbled endpapers with large bookplate. This is the second state of the first edition with the corrections that are called for. All plates and engravings are present. An exceptionally clean copy with only a minimum of foxing and the leather worn at the edges and corners only.. First Edition Second Issue. Full Leather. VG+/No Jacket. Quarto.

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson,

      London: by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly,, 1791. Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order&#133; The Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great Britain for Near a Century During Which He Flourished. In Two Volumes. 2 volumes, quarto (300 × 220 mm). Old marbled boards, rebacked and recornered to style in calf, smooth spines with red morocco labels, gilt rolls and date at foot, wavy-line rolls in blind, marbled edges. Portrait frontispiece engraved by James Heath after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 2 engraved facsimile plates by H. Shepherd. Sides rubbed; one leaf (sig. 3I3, vol. 1) shorter and probably supplied from another copy and with short tear in lower margin repaired; quire 4B, vol. 2, with old repairs to close tears without loss at upper inner corner; overall, a good copy. First edition of the most famous biography in any language. The immense task of compiling the thousands of notes Boswell had recorded on "the great man&#39;s talk, habits and opinions" was begun after Johnson&#39;s death in 1784. Made up of trifling incidents as well as the significant events in Johnson&#39;s life, the work remains a masterpiece of portraiture. "Homer is not more decidedly the first of heroic poets, Shakespeare is not more decidedly the first of dramatists, Demosthenes is not more decidedly the first of orators, than Boswell is the first of biographers" (Macaulay). Boswell&#39;s reputation was further enhanced by the discovery in the early part of the 20th century of the Boswell Papers, which were stored in the Malahide Castle of Ireland for generations. What resulted from this discovery was the revelation of Boswell as an extraordinary personality in his own right; a far more complex, eccentric genius than the mere recorder of Johnson&#39;s conversations. This copy has p. 135, vol. 1, in the corrected state, reading "give". This is not an issue point for the whole book; some copies read "gve", but the correction was made in the press, and 1,750 copies with either state were available on publication day, 16 May 1791 (800 were sold in the first two weeks).

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      London.: Printed By Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, in the Poultry., 1791. ..."NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED. THE WHOLE EXHIBITING A VIEW OF LITERATURE AND LITERARY MEN IN GREAT-BRITAIN, FOR NEAR HALF A CENTURY, DURING WHICH HE FLOURISHED."... TWO VOLUME SET... Vol. I: [xii, {15}, {1}, 516pp]... Vol. II: [588, 42pp]... Professionally rebacked with original mottled calf leather boards, original spine laid down, speckled textblock, raised spine bands, sides with narrow gilt borders, spines divided into panels with gilt blazons in each, black leather title labels with gilt lettering, circular numbering-pieces, marbled endpapers... ILLUSTRATED WITH THE ORIGINAL ENGRAVED FRONTISPIECE PORTRAIT OF JOHNSON, MODERN FACSIMILE OF THE ROUND ROBIN PLATE, AND THE ORIGINAL FOLDING PLATE FACSIMILE OF DR. JOHNSON&#39;S HANDWRITING AT DIFFERENT PERIODS OF HIS LIFE... "The Principal Corrections and Additions to the First Edition of Mr. Boswell&#39;s Life of Dr. Johnson.", 1793, bound in rear of Vol. II... This copy has the correct printing of the word &#39;give&#39; on p. 135, vol. I, which indicates only that the sheet has been corrected... Some marginalia in old hand... Little to no foxing in the lightest degree, the most pronounced to the frontispiece... Leather to board corners are worn, otherwise the binding is strong... (ROTHSCHILD 463), POTTLE (79). First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        [K 527]. Il dissoluto Punito o Sia Il D. Giovanni Drama giocoso La Musica del Signore Wolfgango Mozard[!] messa per il Piano Forte Del Carlo Zulehner. [Piano-vocal score]

      Mainz: B. Schott [PN] 138. [ca. 1791]. Oblong folio. 19th century quarter dark brown leather with marbled boards. [1] (title within oval decorative border), [2] (blank), 3-207, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. This copy without watermark. & & Binding worn, rubbed and bumped with some loss; spine split at hinge, head and tail chipped. Title detached, imprint partically obscured by remnants of overpaste, small stains; slightly browned and thumbed; leaves slightly cockled; a few early pencilled corrections/annotations. In quite good condition overall. . First Edition, 5th issue, distinguished by the absence of the plate number to pp. 64 and 195 and by the presence of two prices on the title, "Fr.221/Fl. 10". Haberkamp text volume p. 293. Hirsch IV, 134 (first issue). Fuld p. 371. Hoboken II, 343 (first issue). RISM M4504. & & An opera buffa in two acts to a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, Don Giovanni was first performed in Prague at the National Theatre on October 29, 1787.& & "Don Giovanni is governed by a single idea, Giovanni&#146;s flouting of society in pursuit of sexual pleasure, which binds together a disparate set of ambivalent or comic incidents. The libretto has been unfairly criticized; its episodic nature is a condition of the subject, in which respect it differs from Figaro and Così. Divine retribution appears like an act of God, or a different kind of life-force personified in the statue; what in previous treatments had been comic, perfunctory or merely gruesome, is raised to sublimity by Mozart&#146;s music." Julian Rushton in Grove online

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      [Philadelphia. 1791].. Small folio broadside. Dbd. Contemporary numerical inscription in upper outer corner. Closed tear, measuring approximately 1 1/4 inches, in inner margin, not affecting text; light staining at edges; else very good. Rare official printing of a law passed by the third session of the First Congress, providing "that Andrew Brown, or any other printer, be permitted, under the direction of the Secretary of State, to collate with, and correct by the original rolls, the laws, resolutions, and treaties of the United States, to be by him printed." Andrew Brown (1744-1797) was an Irish-born American printer based in Philadelphia in the 1780s and 1790s. He originally arrived in America in 1773 as a soldier in British Army. At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, he left the British and joined the American cause, fighting at Lexington and Bunker Hill. After the war, Brown opened a girls&#39; school in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and later in Philadelphia. In 1788 he took over the publication of the FEDERAL GAZETTE, which he renamed the PHILADELPHIA GAZETTE in 1793. In January 1797 a massive fire broke out in the GAZETTE offices, above which Brown lived with his family. Despite Brown&#39;s efforts to save them, his wife and three children perished, and although Brown himself was rescued by a black servant, he died from his injuries within a month. The contract authorized by the present law resulted in Brown&#39;s important 1791 printing of THE LAWS OF CONGRESS..., which included laws of all three sessions of the First Congress, together with the U.S. Constitution, American treaties, the Declaration of Independence, and various congressional acts passed under the Articles of Confederation. A rare document, with NAIP and OCLC together locating four copies, at the American Antiquarian Society, University of Delaware, New York Public Library, and Library of Congress. EVANS 23878. NAIP w010527. "Andrew Brown," NEW ENGLAND ANCESTORS.ORG (New England Historic Genealogical Society), research/database/msc/default.asp?f= RESEARCH%5CDATABASE%5CMSC%5CCONTENT% 5CANDREW%20BROWN.HTM.

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        The Botanic Garden

      London: J. Johnson, 1791, 1791. First and Third Editions. Large quarto. Two parts. London: J. Johnson, 1791. Two volumes. Part 1, The Economy of Vegetation is the First Edition; Part 2, The Loves of the Plants, is the Third Edition. Bound together in contemporary calf, morocco label on spine. Complete with all 20 plates as called for, some folding, which include five plates by William Blake (&#147;The Fertilization of Egypt&#148; being the most widely known). Also present is the binder&#146;s instructions bound in between the two volumes on light green paper with directions for placement of the plates. Two full-page frontispiece engravings. Binding worn with both boards detached, brown-toning opposite plates, otherwise a very clean and bright copy.

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        An Historical Disquisition concerning the Knowledge which the Ancients had of India;

      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, Edinburgh: E. Balfour, , 1791. and the Progress of Trade with that Country prior to the Discovery of the Passage to it by the Cape of Good Hope... Quarto (272 × 212 mm) Contemporary speckled calf, flat spine, red morocco label, single Greek key panel gilt to the boards, edges sprinkled. Two folding maps. A little rubbed, particularly at the extremities, some surface loss from the upper board, light toning, overall a very good copy. First edition. Having published a highly influential History of Scotland; established his reputation with his life of Charles V; and expanded his fame with his History of America - its success "was even more marked on the continent, where it was considered Robertson&#39;s masterpiece" - Robertson turned his attention to India. "The Disquisition falls into two main parts: the first two-thirds is a narrative of the commercial contacts India had with the outside world from ancient times to the sixteenth century; the remainder is a long appendix describing Indian culture. The narrative portion documents, gathers, and summarizes familiar but scattered material; the appendix is broadly descriptive and more innovative, following the pattern developed in the descriptive chapters of the History of America&#133; Robertson has been chiefly remembered as a historian. His four published historical works brought him considerable fame and wealth, and they helped establish historical writing as one of the foremost literary genres of Enlightenment Scotland &#133;Although in recent years both Hume and Gibbon have often been considered greater historians in terms of intellectual insight and historical comprehension, Robertson&#39;s contemporaries generally had no hesitation about making him their equal, if not superior." (ODNB)

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      Rome, a spese di Venanzio Monaldini, e Paolo Giunchi, 1791.. 2 volumes, complete set, FIRST EDITION 1791-94, parallel Greek and Italian text with explanation in Italian, 4to, approximately 280 x 210 mm, 11 x 8¼ inches, each title page has a different engraving, 2 engravings in the prelim pages plus 17 engravings of varying size in the text, large folding map at the end of the prelims, pages xxxix, 168, 199-434, [2]; xxviij, 531, [1], the jump in pagination in Volume I is a printer&#39;s error, the register and text are continuous, bound in half calf over textured cloth sides, gilt rules and lettering to spines, marbled endpapers. Spines faded and discoloured, upper hinge on Volume I starting to crack at tail and rather weak, corners slightly worn, upper corner of lower cover on Volume II slightly scraped, neat inscription on front endpaper, tiny blind stamp of bookseller on endpaper of Volume II, small chip to 3 fore-edge margins, small tear to 1 fore-edge margin, all due to paper flaws, a couple of pages faintly foxed, otherwise a clean tight set of a scarce title. First published in Greek in Florence in 1496, Apollonius of Rhodes (3rd century B.C.) wrote the most famous version of the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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