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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; an excellent copy in a good modern binding of half maroon calf. 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 He draws on unpublished manuscripts as well as the printed narratives of Cook, Bougainville, Phillip, Mendana, Quiros and others.There are also interesting comments on the La PÈrouse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".The work is known for its series of attractive maps used by Fleurieu to illustrate his theories - most of which were ultimately proved correct - and which were based on actual discoveries rather than the conjectures of the past. As the Hill catalogue notes, 'When d'Entrecasteaux returned from his fruitless search for La PÈrouse, he confirmed that Fleurieu's theories appeared to be generally correct.'.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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        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 SPANIARDS IN THE SAME SEAS

      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'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's "Extract from a memoir concerning the existence and situation of Solomon'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's theories. When d'Entrecasteaux returned from his fruitless search for La Perouse, he confirmed that Fleurieu'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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        CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES...BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, ON MONDAY THE SIXTH OF DECEMBER, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY. AN ACT TO AMEND "AN ACT, FOR ESTABLISHING THE TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT SEAT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES." [caption title]

      [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'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'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'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—specimens—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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        ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE SECOND CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA...ON MONDAY THE TWENTY-FOURTH OF OCTOBER, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-ONE...[caption title]

      [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'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's portrait at front of the first volume. The eleventh edition. "Blackstone'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 … Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine... Blackstone'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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        MEMOIRE SUR UN NOUVEAU PASSAGE DE LA MER DU NORD A LA MER DU SUD

      Paris: De l'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's account of Marchand'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’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 'second edition,' intended to accompany the first, second or third—as here—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’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’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 (“Am I Not a Man and a Brother”) designed by Darwin’s friend Josiah Wedgewood. But The Botanic Garden is probably most coveted today for Blake'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—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's classification scheme for plants, presenting, in Norman'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—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’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 ‘never read any novel that affected [her] so strongly’.‘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’s drama did not’ (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'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'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'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'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'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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        THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO. A GOTHIC STORY

      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’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's pseudonym, 'Currer Bell'. 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. 'A review of the general history of the Celtic nations' 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'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 'as new' 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' 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' 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'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… 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's talk, habits and opinions" was begun after Johnson's death in 1784. Made up of trifling incidents as well as the significant events in Johnson'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'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'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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        LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. COMPREHENDING AN ACCOUNT OF HIS STUDIES AND NUMEROUS WORKS, IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER; A SERIES OF HIS EPISTOLARY CORRESPONDENCE AND CONVERSATIONS WITH MANY EMINENT PERSONS; AND VARIOUS ORIGINAL PIECES OF HIS COMPOSITION,

      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'S HANDWRITING AT DIFFERENT PERIODS OF HIS LIFE... "The Principal Corrections and Additions to the First Edition of Mr. Boswell's Life of Dr. Johnson.", 1793, bound in rear of Vol. II... This copy has the correct printing of the word 'give' 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’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’s music." Julian Rushton in Grove online

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        CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES...RESOLVED BY THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED, THAT ANDREW BROWN, OR ANY OTHER PRINTER...[text begins]

      [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' 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'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'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), http://www.newenglandancestors.org/ 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 (“The Fertilization of Egypt” being the most widely known). Also present is the binder’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'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… 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 …Although in recent years both Hume and Gibbon have often been considered greater historians in terms of intellectual insight and historical comprehension, Robertson's contemporaries generally had no hesitation about making him their equal, if not superior." (ODNB)

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        L'ARGONAUTICA DI APOLLONIO RODIO

      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'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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        Almanach Royal, année commune M.DCC.XCI

      Splendid example of Parisian binding, possibly by Dubuisson. 1791. Paris. Veuve d´Houry. In 8vo (194 mm x 122 mm). 1 [blank] + 720 + 2 [blank] + folding map & plate ?A la Teste Noire?; calendar interleaved with blanks. Contemporary red morocco, lavishly gilt, attributed to Pierre-Paul Dubuisson, boards stamped with an elaborate plaque by Dubuisson[?], spine with raised bands, compartments heavily gilt with fleur-de-lis tools and lettered in gilt, inner dentelle, blue silk endpapers, gently rubbed, but generally fine. Foxing spots to a few pages, else perfect. One of the largest Almanachs ever printed, in a fantastic binding. Although not signed, the plaque on boards seems to be that of Dubuisson, it is composed of a mostly floral arrangement, within a gilt fillet, in romantic style; the original silk endpapers are not always preserved. Ticket of Larcher ?A la Teste Noire? pasted in to face title; possibly distributed by Larcher. Gumuchian, 273 (similar to).

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        L'AMITÉ AUX MÂNES DU CHER THOMAS MAUDUIT, COLONEL DU RÉGIMENT DU PORT-AU-PRINCE DANS L'ISLE DE ST. DOMINGUE

      [Np, probably London. 1791].. Aquatint portrait, 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Near fine. Thomas Mauduit du Plessis (1752-91), veteran officer of the American Revolution, was sent to Haiti in 1787 and put in command of a regiment in Port au Prince. He vehemently opposed the French Revolution and emancipation. Joining forces with the Governor, he raised a volunteer regiment of Royalists, dissolved the Assembly, and suppressed proclamations sent from Revolutionary Paris. His actions resulted in an uprising, and he was assassinated by his own men. This print shows him in his military dress from the waist up, wearing his Society of the Cincinnati Eagle and his Ordre de St. Louis; an inset below his portrait shows a slave bemoaning his new freedom. The print was undoubtedly printed in London or some other center where refugees of the French and St. Domingue revolutions congregated in the early 1790s.

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        The Practice of Cookery Pastry Pickling Preserving Etc

      Edinburgh: Peter Hill, 1791. Antiquarian cookery book, 254 pages with much information on how to prepare meats, sauces, pickles, preserves, puddinggs and much more. Two illustrated plates at front of book. Pages are overall clean with just some occassional marks on a few pages and slight browning to outer edges of pages. Book is bound in full leather which is a little rubbed and worn on edges, spine has been renewed professionaly and blends in well with book also corners have been repaired very well and again blend in with original book, endpapers have some marks around edges. A pleasing sound copy of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Good Plus/No Jacket. 7 x 4 Inches. Hardcover.

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        Publii Virgilii Maronis: Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis

      Parisiis (Paris): Dabam Petrus Didot Natu Major. 1791. First edition thus. Hardcover. Near Fine. Rare. 1791, First edition thus. This is copy #40 of 100 signed by the publisher, here, P. Didot, on the verso of the last page. 513 pp. Latin text. Hardcover, large 4to. (9.75 x 15"), 1840's rebinding in full deep blue morocco, gilt ruled, with 5 raised bands and gilt title on spine, marbled text-blocks. Some rubbing and scuffing to the boards and edges, and parts of the gilt-ruling have flaked off. Light wear to spine ends. Outer hinges show light to moderate cracking, but still securely attached. Sound inner hinges. The text is unmarked and the pages have remained a crisp, bright white. Occasional foxing to page margins, though slightly heavier toward the beginning and end of the text. The new endpapers are heavily soiled. The previous owner's name, Hugh Davids is stamped in gilt on the front cover. Davids' pencil signature and bookplate also appear on the front pastedown. A beautifully printed book; quite rare and signed by Pierre Didot, the famous printer and co-inventor of the Didot typeface. Digital images available upon request.

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson [First Issue, Fine]

      London: Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791. First Editiion. First Issue. The earliest possible state, satisfying all uncorrected points given by Pottle (see below). Two volumes, quarto, pp. xii, [16], contents, and errata, 516pp.; 1p, 588pp. [i.e. 586]. Superb full speckled modern brown leather. A stunning, fine copy with virtually no wear to the text; binding fine. Exquisite engraved frontispiece portrait of Johnson by J. Heath after a painting by Joshua Reynolds, two engraved plates, one comprising facsimiles of Johnson’s handwriting and the other ‘Round Robin’ plate also with facsimile signatures. First state points: Volume One: “gve” for “give” along with added space, p. 135, line 10; dele out in errata page; “upon” repeated, P.48, line 8 from bottom; “reollection” P.115, line 8 from bottom; “exhihited” p.117, line 2 from bottom; “condescente” p.275, line 2 from bottom; “Harvey” p.291, line 9 from bottom. Both cancels Mm and Nn (pp. 271-4) present. Volume Two: all mis-numbered pages: 229, 408, 497, 504, 555, 585 and 586 uncorrected; five cancelled leaves: E, pp. 29-30; Oo, pp.287-8; Qq, pp.301-2); Zz, pp.353-4; Eee, pp.395-6. Importantly, the following typographical errors in text as given by Pottle uncorrected (possible determinants for prior states): “painted” vs. later correction “printed” p.78, line 23; “MDCCLXXXIV” vs. “MDCCLXXIV” p.92, line 6; “Wlliam” p.275, line 12; “us” omitted before “enquire” p.352, line 11; “composition” wrongly referred to as “Imposition” in the errata; “mother tongue (i.e. not hyphenated) p.562, line 3 from bottom. No half-titles, as issued. The earliest possible state with all uncorrected points satisfied. Regarding Boswell's crowning achievment, Carlyle said, “questionless, the universal favour entertained for it is well merited. In worth as a Book we have rated it beyond any other product of the eighteenth century: all Johnson's own Writings, laborious and in their kind genuine above most, stand on a quite inferior level to it..." NCBEL II 1214. Pottle 79. Rothschild 463.&

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        THE BON TON MAGAZINE OR MICROSCOPE OF FASHION AND FOLLY NOS 1-39, MARCH 1791 TO MAY 1793 COMPLETE IN 3 VOLUMES

      London: Printed for D Brewman and W. Locke. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1791-1793. First Edition. Hardcover. Fashion; Magazine; Pornographic; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; aprox 1800 pages; THE BON TON MAGAZINE OR MICROSCOPE OF FASHION AND FOLLY NOS 1-39, MARCH 1791 TO MAY 1793 complete in 3 volumes. English language text. A complete run for the three year period in three 3/4 leather volumes. Includes 3 additional engraved title pages, 77 engraved plates of which 5 are colored. Lacking only the plate Amorous Conflagration in Vol I. Plates are generally of well dressed Lords and Ladies in sexually oriented pursuits. Such titles as "The Skittish Wife and the Patrician Rough Rider", "The Lord and the Engaging Matron", "A Leicestershire Amour" often refer to specific personages. The latter has lightly penciled in at the bottom, "Mary Elisa, wife of The Rev. Calverts John Crewick (sp? ) ". Very occasional scattered foxing, contents VG. Boards rubbed and spines worn but volumes are sound and tight. An interesting social documentary of the thoughts, mores and dalliances of the day. Variously paginated, about 600 pp per volume. Miscellany including anecdotes, romances, biographical sketches, poetry and songs. Ward, W. S. Index of serials, p. 17. NCBEL, II: 1309. Crane & Kaye, 1057. ESTCP3004. At least partial copies exist at Bodleian, Library of Congress, Newberry, British Library and London Library. .

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      London: for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell,, 1791. In Three Volumes. The Sixth Edition. 3 volumes, octavo (204 × 125 mm). Contemporary red quarter crushed morocco, spines gilt in compartments, black morocco labels, marbled endpapers and sides. Ownership signature to title page of volume I. Boards rubbed, some wear to corners, spines faded, pages 89–92 of volume I creased in the upper corner, minor dampstain to title page of volume II, occasional light spotting. A very good set. Sixth edition. Each volume with the bookplate of the distinguished botanist William Borrer (1781–1862), fellow of the Linnean Society and Royal Society, and credited with the identification of twenty-one species of flowering plants.

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        CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES...AN ACT TO CONTINUE AN ACT, INTITULED, "AN ACT DECLARING THE ASSENT OF CONGRESS TO CERTAIN ACTS OF THE STATES OF MARYLAND, GEORGIA, AND RHODE-ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS,"...[caption title]

      [Philadelphia: Childs and Swaine, 1791].. Broadside, 15 x 9 1/4 inches. Docketed on verso in contemporary hands in two places. Signed in manuscript by Thomas Jefferson. Old folds, with neat expert repairs. Overall, about very good. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. A very rare printing of an early United States law, signed in manuscript by Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State. The document, which also carries the printed signatures of President George Washington, Vice President John Adams, and House Speaker Frederick Muhlenberg, was approved January 10, 1791. Individual acts and bills of the first Congress were routinely printed for public consumption. A provision was made, however, to print a few copies of each act on large paper for dissemination to the states, and to have each copy signed by Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson. The present copy is one of those large paper issues, bearing Jefferson's manuscript signature beside his printed title. The law described extends to the end of the next session of Congress a law respecting acts of the Maryland, Georgia, and Rhode Island legislatures. Evans and NAIP together locate five copies of the present act, at the American Antiquarian Society, Philadelphia Public Library, Library of Congress, New York Public Library, and Rhode Island Historical Society. However, there is no mention of any of those copies being signed by Jefferson, and the dimensions given by NAIP are smaller than those of the present copy, indicating that those listed are not among the special copies signed by Jefferson for official transmittal. A very nice example of Thomas Jefferson's signature on an Act of the first Congress. EVANS 23870. NAIP w014382.

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        Recueil de vues des lieux principaux de la colonie françoise de Saint-Domingue ... accompagnées de cartes et plans de la même colonie, gravés par les soins de M.Phelipeau, ingénieur-géographe. Le tout principalement destiné à l'ouvrage intitulé: Loix et constitutions des Colonies Françoises de l'Amérique sous le Vent, avec leur description, histoire, &c

      Paris: Chez M. Moreau de Saint-Méry, M. Ponce, M. Phelipeau, 1791. Folio. (18 3/16 x 12 3/4 inches). 30 engraved maps, plans and plates (8 double- page, 1 hand-coloured in outline). Expertly bound to style in 18th century French blue paper-covered boards, the flat spine with red/brown morocco lettering-piece. A beautiful and rare work on Santo Domingo. According to the title this separately-issued work was published as a companion to Moreau de Saint-Méry's six-volume work Loix et constitutions des colonies françoises de l'Amérique sous le Vent...(Paris: 1784-1790). The plates were engraved under the supervision of Nicolas Ponce (1746-1831) and according to the dates on the maps and plans and the title, the majority of the work was issued between 1785 and 1791, but the turbulent times meant that the publication of the general "Carte de l'Isle de St.Domingue" was delayed until 1796. Furthermore, the "Plan general de la Partie Francoise de Saint-Domingue", listed as plate 17 on the list of plates, was apparently never issued. The work includes 15 sheets of views. The first two large double-page panoramic views of "Cap François" are after originals by Fernand de la Brunière. The majority of the remaining views and scenes of everyday-life on the island are attributed to either Perignon or Ozanne, and include images of "Port au Prince"; "Cap et Môle St Nicolas"; "Cayes"; "port de Nippes"; "port de l'Acul du Petit-Goave"; "rade de Léogane"; "Bombardopolis", "baies de Fort-Saint-Louis" and "de Jacmel". The rare general map was designed by I. Sionis, whilst Phelipeau published the remaining anonymous maps and charts. The two final double- page plates are of a sugar mill and sugar-milling equipment invented by a M. Bélin. A native of Martinique, Moreau de Saint-Méry studied law in France before setting up in practise in Cap Français. In 1780, he was appointed 'conseiller au Conseil-Supérieur de Saint-Domingue'. This new rôle required that he carry out historical research, and allowed him to study primary documents relating to the laws and the history of the colony. He had access to the archives of the Antilles and during his research discovered the tomb of Christopher Columbus (which he restored at his own expense). In 1783 he returned to Paris and, from 1784 to 1790, published his magisterial Loix et constitutions... In the meantime, he became involved in politics and, as President of the Electors of Paris, was handed the keys to the Bastille after it was stormed. In 1794 the political climate turned against him and he fled France, settling in Philadelphia. Here he established himself as a well-respected bookseller and publisher in both émigré and native intellectual circles, he also published his other important work on the region Description topographique et politique de la partie espagnole de l'île de Saint-Domingue (Philadelphia: 1796). Cohen/de Ricci 815; Leclerc 1404; Sabin 50578.

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        Mechanismus der menschlichen Sprache nebst der Beschreibung seiner sprechenden Maschine

      Wien, Degen 1791.. Mit gest. Portrait von Ignaz von Born von J. G. Mansfeld nach Heinrich Füger, 26 Kupfertafeln und 1 gefalt. Tabelle nach S. 223. 10 Bll., 456 S. Dekorativer HLdr. um 1840 mit reicher Rückenverg. und blindgepr. Decken. Darmstaedter 257; Engelmann 294; Honeyman 1779; Lesky 349; v. d. Linde II, 337; Poggendorff I, 1242; Wurzbach XI, 161. - Seltene erste Ausgabe der berühmten Beschreibung der Sprechwerkzeuge und der Weise, wie die in den europäischen Sprachen vorkommenden Laute gebildet werden. Die ebenfalls hier geschilderte Sprachmaschine stammt aus dem Jahre 1778. Der österreichische Hofrat v. Kempelen (1734-1804) erlangte hauptsächlich durch den von ihm konstruierten und an den europäischen Höfen erfolgreich demonstrierten Schachautomaten oder "Türken" Berühmtheit. Außerdem beaufsichtigte er den Bau des königlichen Schlosses in Ofen, das gesamte ungarische Salzwesen und die Säuberung des Banats von Räubern. Die Tafeln zeigen die teils anatomischen Darstellungen der menschlichen Sprechorgane und den Aufbau der Sprachmaschine. - Gering berieben. Titel mit Stempel "Taubstummen-Anstalt zu Emden 1844". Insgesamt sauberes und gutes Exemplar!

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        ANAKPEONTOåTHIOY MELH. [Odaria.] Praefixo Commentario quo Poëtae Genus Traditur et Bibliotheca Anacreonteia Adumbratur. Additis Var. Lect

      Parma: in aedibvs Palatinis [Giambattista Bodoni]: 1791 One of 150 paper copies, according to Brooks. Brooks states that there were also twelve copies on a vellum-like wove paper. The poems, in Greek, are followed by various readings, then commentary in Latin Greek, Roman, and Italic types, printed in upper case throughout. Contemporary Etruscan-style calf with covers and spine decoratively paneled in gilt, sunburst design in center of both covers, gilt black morocco spine label. Red paste-paper endpapers, all edges gilt. . Octavo. 3 " x 5 5/8." . Two small stipple portraits on title-page and dedication. Printed on heavy paper with an "FP" watermark, horizontal chainlines. Text block is 20 mm. thick. Spine a bit rubbed, with some of the gold flaked off. Tip of one endpaper repaired, and a few other minor repairs. Occasional very light foxing, but a beautiful, wide-margined copy, in very good condition. The British Library site shows pictures of several bindings that are very similar to this one, including one of a 1791 Bodoni imprint of The Castle of Otranto with a similar sunburst design in the middle. That book is part of the Charles Ramsden Collection of Signed Bindings, and is attributed to Edwards of Halifax. The present binding may be an Edwards of Halifax binding, as well. At the very least, it is in the style of Halifax. (See the British Museum bookbindings site, keyword "Etruscan."). Giani states that there were 200 copies on "vergata ducale" and twelve on another paper. A knowledgeable customer believes that there were fifty copies printed on this thick laid paper, and 150 on a thinner paper.

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        FUNDAMENTO DEL VIGOR Y ELEGANCIA DE LA LENGUA CASTELLANA, EXPUESTO EN EL PROPIO Y VARIO USO DE SUS PARTICULAS. Impreso a expensas de la Real Academia Española. Primera edición

      - Madrid, imp. de Ibarra, 1791, 2 tomos en 1 volumen de 21x16 cm., en pasta española, 2 h.+XXXII+288 y 1 h.+XXXII+324 págs

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        A System of Surgery. 6 volume set

      Bell & Bradfute, Edinburgh 1791 - 3111pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece and 99 copper plates. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and some title labels missing. Upper board of Volume I weak but holding. Spine of Volume VI splitting. Contents bright. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Views taken on and near the River Rhine, at Aix La Chapelle, and on the river Maese. By the Revnd. J. Gardnor; engraved in Aqua Tinta...

      [London]: Published by J. Walter..., [1791].. 4to, engr. title, [2]. 156. [4], 32 plain aquatint plates, rebound quarter calf, marbled sides, some foxing and browning which is mainly to the blank verso and margins of the plates, very faint minor staining to the edges of a couple of plates, one plate with chipping in lower blank margin. [ESTC T110216].

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        L'ami du peuple : 2 volumes : n° 156 à 263 et n° 362 au n° 477 (exemplaire d'Alexandre Lacassagne)

      Librairie de L'ami du Peuple 1791 Deux grands et très forts in-8° reliés plein veau de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs, entre-nerfs décorés de fleurons et de feuilles d'acanthes entrelacées. Premier volume : Livraisons de l'Ami du Peuple du n° 362 au n° 477. On trouve d'abord reliés le Défenseur de la liberté n° XXIX, paginé 65-80 avec un frontispice de M. Le Pelletier - - "Trahison découverte du Comte de Mirabeau", 8 pages. Petits manques à la coiffe inférieure. Un trou de ver à la charnière inférieure sans atteinte au texte. Fente aux mors supérieurs. Petits manques de peau au deuxième plat. - - Deuxième Volume : Livraisons de l'Ami du Peuple du n° 156 au n° 263. On trouve d'abord reliés le Défenseur de la liberté n° XXXIX, paginé 225-240 avec un frontispice de Target. Erreur de pagination dans le supplément à la première philippique. Important manque à la coiffe inférieure, un petit manque de peau au coin inférieur droit du premier plat. Mors supérieur fendu sur quelques centimètres. Précieux exemplaire d'Alexandre Lacassagne avec le cachet gras de sa bibliothèque. Alexandre Lacassagne, chef de file de l'école criminologique française, ennemi avec Gabriel Tarde des théories italiennes de Cesare Lombroso fut le plus important collectionneur de documents et manuscrits sur Jean-Paul marat Très bon couverture souple Edition originale

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