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        Extracts from the Treaties between Great-Britain and other Kingdoms and States of such Articles as relate to the Duty and Conduct of the Commanders of His Majesty's Ships of War.

      [London: The Admiralty Office,] 1792 - Quarto (294 × 230 mm)Contemporary red straight-grained morocco by Kalthoeber - ticket, somewhat oxidized as often, to verso of the the front free endpaper - title gilt to spine, flat bands with narrow rope-twist roll, double-rule panelled compartments with central fouled anchor tool, corner-pieces composed of smaller tools including anchors and drawer-handles; triple fillet gilt panel to the boards enclosing a beaded panel, fouled anchor corner-pieces, beaded edge-roll, all edges gilt over marbling, Greek key roll to the turn-ins, marbled endpapers, pale blue silk page-marker. A little rubbed at the extremities, some gilt flaked, very light toning, a very good copy. Fine engraved frontispiece with Admiralty fouled anchor set in a trophy of arms and standards with navigational devices, similar end-piece, signed by Gostling himself, of the Royal Standard, Union Flag, British ensign, and the Admiralty Board flag within oak and olive boughs. First edition, large paper copy. An important compilation produced for the reference of ship's captains at the point of Britain's entry into a defining period of naval warfare, culminating at Trafalgar. This superbly-bound copy from the library of John Scott, first earl of Eldon, with his ownership inscription before ennoblement "John Scott, Lincoln Fields" to the second blank, and his handsome circular armorial book label as Earl - motto "sit sine labe decus" [let Honour be stainless] - verso of the front free endpaper. At the time of publication Scott was solicitor-general, in 1793 becoming attorney-general. He was Lord Chancellor 1801-1827, "a major figure in the political world of early nineteenth-century England" (ODNB). A volume, the title of which is more or less self-explanatory. This edition updates the "last similar Publication of this kind" which was in 1758, the revision no doubt stimulated by the entry of Great Britain into the War of the First Coalition against Revolutionary France. "This beautifully printed volume includes the Treaty with America" (Sabin), comprising the relevant clauses of the Treaty of Paris. At the time of publication, the compiler, Gostling, a highly prosperous lawyer with considerable estates at Whitton Park in Twickenham, was Admiralty Proctor. A handsomely presented association copy. Adams 7; Waters p. 366; Sabin 23535 & 28069.

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        Versuche über die gereizte Muskel - und Nervenfaser nebst Vermuthungen über den chemischen Process des Lebens in der Thier- und Pflanzenwelt. Erster Band.

      Posen: Decker und Compagnie/Berlin: Heinrich August Rottmann, 1792. 1st ed. - Volume One (of two total). 495 pp. + [1] pages ads. 89 engraved figs. on 8 plates (at rear) showing anatomical details and instruments. Bound in contemporary black marbled boards with gilt stamped red leather spinal label. This book came from the Henry Barton Jacobs collection (bookplate front pastedown). marbling worn through at extremities, spinal label chipped, top corner of front free endpaper clipped, owner's oval ink stamp title page, else book is tight, very good, text and plates not foxed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage aux sources du Nil, en Nubie et en Abyssinie, pendant les années 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771 & 1772. Traduit de l’Anglais par J. H. Castera.

      Paris, Hôtel de Thou, 1790- 1792 - 6 vol. in-4° dont 1 atlas ; (2)-VIII-LXXXIII-620 pp./(2)-784 pp./(2)-858 pp./(2)-752 pp./(2)-328 pp.-CLXIII-(1)/(2)-88 pl. et cartes, demi-basane marron, dos lisse orné habillement restauré, rel. de lépoque, bel exemplaire. Gay, 44. Graesse, 551. ÉDITION ORIGINALE DE LA TRADUCTION FRANCAISE. FIRST FRENCH EDITION. GOOD COPY. Bruce « laisse cinq volumes qui se lisent comme un roman. Ils rendent compte des nombreuses observations astronomiques qu’il ne manqua jamais de faire, même dans les plus cruels embarras. Ils constituent également la relation la plus vivante et la plus sincère qu’on ait jamais écrite sur l’Abyssinie. » (cf. Marcel Griaule). Célèbre voyageur écossais, James Bruce (1730-1794) reprend la tentative infructueuse de Le Noir du Roule (1704-1705) d’établir des relations avec l’Abyssinie (Éthiopie) par l’exploration du Haut-Nil et du Sennaar. Nommé consul à Alger en 1763, grâce à l’influence de lord Halifax, il ne se mit définitivement en route qu’en 1768. Bien accueilli en Abyssinie, il y séjourna quatre années, pendant lesquelles il parcourut le pays, croyant découvrir la source du Nil (en réalité celle du Nil abyssin ou fleuve bleu). Il s’exposa à de grands dangers en Nubie, revint en Égypte dont il explora de nouveau les ruines. La richesse de ses observations et la remarquable production de ses dessins dépassent de beaucoup ses prédécesseurs français. L’importance de ses explorations (six mille kilomètres en Afrique orientale) fut longtemps méconnue et souvent mise en doute, car certaines aventures décrites paraissaient extraordinaires, mais plusieurs illustres voyageurs – Edmond Combes et Maurice Tamisier (voyage entrepris en Abyssinie de 1835 à 1837), l’archéologue Léon de Laborde (témoignage in Revue Française, 1838, t. VII, p. 424) – confirmeront l’exactitude des récits de Bruce et malgré l’inexpérience scientifique de l’auteur ses voyages contribueront à mieux faire connaître la géographie et l’histoire naturelle de l’Abyssinie. N. B. : Quelques années après avoir publié sa relation, encouragé par ses amis à préparer une seconde édition de ses voyages, Bruce décéda brutalement avant d’avoir pu terminer son travail de révision, des suites d’une chute qu’il fit dans son escalier en 1794. Curieuse fin pour ce courageux voyageur qui, tout au long de ses pérégrinations africaines, affronta de nombreux périls auxquels il survécut (fièvre à Alep, désert mal famé, multiples tentatives d’assassinats, blessures graves, etc.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mathematical, Geometrical, and Philosophical Delights: Containing Essays, Problems, Solutions, Theorems, &c. Selected from an Extensive Correspondence.

      Printed for Messrs. Whiting Davis Gale Leybourn and Kemmish; And sold by T. N. Longman Paternoster-Row. -1798. 11 parts in 1 volume. Small folio 1792 - pp. iv, (5)-228. 13 folding plates, [pages 113-120 on folding leaves]. TITLE and 3pp. each, for 11 part issues, all numbered; part 5 has an extra, un-numbered, leaf inserted, printed recto only; part 11 not printed on pp. 2 and 3. BOUND WITH - [LAWSON, John B.D., Sidney Sussex College]. An Arithmetical Problem. pp.7, (i) blank. BOUND WITH - WHITING, Thomas. Poetical Delights, containing Enigmas, Charades, Rebuses, etc. with their Answers. London. 1797. pp. (5)-36. LACKING pp. (iv). Later half calf, rebacked with new spine, a very nice copy. *SOTHERAN Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathematica I #5394 - 'RARE'. This is a part-work, the titles and associated text pages, bound at the end, being issued with each part over six years. The general title and Preface were issued at the end of production in 1798. ESTC records a separate title with the plates, dated 1797; this is not present. Whiting was also editor of another part-work, THE SCIENTIFIC RECEPTACLE. In 'Remarks to Correspondents' in part 11, he notes that No.16 of the Receptacle has been postponed, and as the Delights are discontinued, '.the two publications will be continued in one.' The Sotheran entry also records 'Poetical Delights, containing Enigmas, Charades, Rebuses, etc. with their Answers.' - this is generally found together with the Mathematical Delights. See also - BRITISH LIBRARY GENERAL CATALOGUE, 5 Year Supplement 1971-1975, v.13, for both Mathematical and Poetical Delights. Also - NATIONAL UNION CATALOGUE has 5 locations. [LAWSON, John. B.D. (1723-1779)] - see SOTHERAN I #2503 for his 'Dissertation on the Geometrical Analysis of the Antients. 1774'. The authorship of his work is revealed in HALKETT AND LAING Dictionary of Anonymous and Pseudonymous Literature., where a speculative place and date are given, viz. Cambridge, 1770? NO COPY in the British Library Catalogue nor ESTC; NUC has 2 locations - University of Michigan and Yale. See DNB - this title is not mentioned amongst those listed. Two plates are signed on the verso - 'Mr. Leybourn' - presumably one of the publishers as listed on the general title-page, although his name only appears on the part issues nos. 5 and 6. There are numerous ink annotations, possibly in his hand. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Patrick Pollak Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Two Hacks Belonging to Henry U. Reay of Burn Hall in the County of Durham Esq. [and] Two Hunters Belonging to Herny U. Reay of Burn Hall in the County of Durham Esq.

      Published by George Townly Stubbs, No. 14 John Street Adelphi, London 1792 - George Stubbs is considered one of the greatest English painters. His ingenious animal and sporting pictures remain unrivalled in their passionate depiction of emotion and their commitment to naturalistic observation. Stubbs was briefly apprenticed to the painter Hamlet Winstanley, a relationship that quickly ended, leaving the young artist to his own education. In contrast to contemporary academic theory, Stubbs attached great importance to the belief that art should imitate nature, not the work of other artists. He spent years carefully studying human and equine anatomy so that he could truthfully represent natural form and movement. A result of this study was his famous Anatomy of the Horse , which details, with beautiful engraving, the various elements of a horse's anatomy, from skeletal form to muscular definition. By the 1760's, Stubbs had developed a considerable reputation as a sporting artist and had attracted a number of distinguished patrons. Continuing in search of innovation, Stubbs began experimenting with a myriad of different mediums, becoming accomplished in both enamels and printmaking. Through arduous application, he became a talented mezzotint engraver and worked with ease in both soft ground, and etching techniques. Stubbs' masterful paintings inspired some of the greatest engravers of the day to reproduce his work for publication, including his own son George Townly Stubbs who reproduced with faithful accuracy the sublime emotion inherent in his father's exquisite works. Stubbs was elected director of the Society of Artists and a Royal Academician, and today his prized paintings are housed in some of the finest museums in the world. Stubbs was often commissioned to paint equine portraits for proud aristocratic patrons, who wished to highlight their steed's talent and beauty. This practice is expertly exemplified in this exquisite pair of prints commissioned by the wealthy landowner Henry Utrick Reay. The paintings, which were completed by Stubbs in 1789, were later expertly engraved by George Townly Stubbs, who reproduced his father's stunning images with uncommon skill. They are now extremely rare, particularly as a pair. Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs; The Complete Engraved Works 94, 95 ii/ii; Gilbey, Life of George Stubbs no. 23 & no. 67; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p.270; Slater, Engravings and their Value p. 610; Snelgrove, British Sporting and Animal Prints 1658-1874 no. 2. [Two Hacks] Roulette work. A superb colour-printed impression. Second state of two, with the title in closed letters and the engraved inscription:"Painted by George Stubbs.*** Engrav'd by G. Townly Stubbs /TWO***HACKS / Belonging to Henry, U, Reay of BURN HALL in the ***COUNTY of DURHAM Esqr. to whome this Plate is Dedicated by his/much obliged Hble. Sert. / G. Townly Stubbs. /London. Pubd. Jany. 1792 by G.T. Stubbs No. 14 Iohn Street Adelphi". Image size: 13 5/16 x 18 1/2 inches. Plate mark: 15 15/16 x 19 13/16 inches. [Two Hunters] Roulette work. A superb colour-printed impression. Second state of two, with the title in closed letters and the engraved inscription: "Painted by George Stubbs.*** Engraved by G. Townly Stubbs /TWO***HUNTERS / belonging to Henry, U, Reay of BURN HALL in the ***COUNTY of DURHAM Esqr. to whom this Plate is Dedicated by his / much Oblig'd Hble. Sert. / Geo. Townly Stubbs. /London. Pubd. Jany. 1792 by GeoTownly Stubbs No. 14 John Street Adelphi"

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        Le stanze di messer Angelo Poliziano. Di nuovo pubblicate.

      Parma, Bodoni, 1792. - (4), XV, (1), 60 SS., l. w. Bl. Mit Widmungskupfer im Text. Lederband der Zeit mit dreifachen Deckelfileten, Eckfleurons, floraler Rückenvergoldung in 7 Feldern und goldgepr. Rückenschildchen; reiche Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung. Dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Marmorvorsätze. Lesebändchen. Folio (222:299 mm). Erste Ausgabe bei Bodoni. "Dedicato al Conte Cesare Ventura, di cui si trovano le armi nella bella vignetta incisa sulla terza carte" (Brooks). Es erschien im selben Jahr eine Oktavausgabe ohne die Widmungsvignette, 1797 eine weitere Oktavausgabe. - Der Florentiner Dichter und Humanist Angelo Poliziano (1454-94) war der Lehrer Reuchlins, Michelangelos und Linacres und prägte den Begriff der "encyclopaedia". - Gelenke fachmännisch restauriert. Prächtig gebundenes Exemplar aus der Slg. Claudio Bellora mit entsprechendem Etikett am hinteren Innendeckel; am vorderen Vorsatz verso zeitgenöss. hs. Besitzvermerk "Willari". Brooks 451. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The new English dictionary, or complete library of grammatical knowledge: containing a full and copious explanation of all the words in the English language, . To which is prefixed a copious grammar of the English language. . Carefully collected and digested, . By Samuel Johnson. A new edition.

      London: printed for P. Williams, 1792 - 2 volumes bound in one, quarto (257 × 210 mm). Rebound to style in half calf, black morocco label, double gilt rules either side of raised bands, marbled endpapers. Ownership inscription of Thomas Puckle, dated 7 Feb 1814, at head of title. Very occasional light browning or foxing, a good copy. Printed in double column, unpaginated; with 7pp. list of subscribers at the end. First edition thus, an extraordinary piece of Paternoster Row piracy. This dictionary was first published as The New Royal English Dictionary; or, Complete Library of Grammatical Knowledge in 1780, when authorship was ascribed to one Rev Charles Marriott (who wrote nothing else and is more than likely a pseudonym). The publisher of the 1780 edition was Joseph Wenman, of 144 Fleet Street, who appears to have been an associate of Harrison & Co, the Paternoster Row publishers who issued a pirated edition of Johnson's dictionary in 1786. This edition is a straight reissue of the 1780 sheets (the text is still headed The New Royal English Dictionary), with a new general title altered by the omission of the word "Royal" and the bold-faced assertion that the dictionary is by Samuel Johnson, which it is not. The list of subscribers at the end is repeated from the 1780 edition and contains some suspiciously grand names for a book aimed at the lower end of the market. "P. Williams" does not appear in the checklist of London book trade members in the Exeter Working Papers in British Book Trade History, nor in ESTC, and seems to be another straightforward imposture. Rare: Alston cites the Mary Hyde copy; ESTC locates only Indiana State University worldwide. Alston v 188a; not in the BL.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Manuel du tourneur. Ouvrage Dans lequel on enseigne aux Amateurs la manire d'exŽcuter sur le Tour ˆ Pointes, ˆ Lunette, en l'Air, Excentrique, Ovale, ˆ Guillocher, QuarrŽ. contenant l'arrangement & la position d'un Laboratoire, la connaisance des Bois. 2 Bde.

      Paris, Bergeron 1792-96. - 4¡. 3 Bll., 432 S., 1 Bl.; 2 Bll., 466 S., 1 Bl., XXXII S. Mit 2 wiederholt. gest. Titelvignetten und 72 gef. Kupfertafeln, davon 8 koloriert. Halbleinenbde. des 18.Jhs. mit handschr. RŸckenschildern (berieben und bestossen, 1 Kapital mit Einrissen). Erste Ausgabe dieses umfassenden Handbuchs des Drechslerhandwerks. - Die Tafeln zeigen Werkzeuge, Dreh- und HobelbŠnke, verschiedene gedrechselte GegenstŠnde sowie 72 kol. Holzmuster. - In den unbeschnittenen RŠndern durchgehend fleckig und gebrŠunt, stellenweise kleine Randeinrisse, 1 Tafel mit Ausriss im Bild, Titel mit Stempeln, Innengelenk etwas gelockert. - Brunet I Anm. ("Ouvrage fort ŽstimŽ"). Graesse I, 340. Lang fr

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        The Art of Angling; or, Compleat Fly-Fisher - to which are added, Directions for Making Artificial Flies

      Birmingham: Swinney & Walker, 1792. (ANGLING TRADE CARD) Sixth edition. 12mo. Frontispiece. Contemporary stiff blue wrappers. Owner signature of H. Foote. Spine repaired with cloth and white paper, else fine. Westwood & Satchell p. 39 . Affixed to the verso of the frontispiece is the engraved advertisement of "J. Higginbotham, Fishing-Rod-Maker, (from Drury Lane) at the Golden Fish, No. 91, opposite Southampton-Street, Strand Makes all Sorts of Fishing Rods, - Treatises on Angling". At the head is a fish, the borders are of rod and line

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Complete Angler, or Contemplative Man's Recreation; being a Discourse on Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish and Fishing: in two parts; The first written by Isaac Walton, the Second by Charles Cotton. With the Lives of the Authors and Notes Historical, Critical, and Explanatory. By Sir John Hawkins.

      London. Printed for F. and C. Rivington. 1792. - 12mo. 17.3cm, the 5th edition, with appendix, 2 volumes in One, lxxxii,267,[iv] & xxiv,111,[x]p., with engraved frontis portrait and engraved plate, 10 engraved plates (2 of music), 21 engraved text illustrations (inc. 1 full page; repaired), 2nd title page with engraved vignette initials, slight internal damp staining at the bottom edge, in contemporary dark brown calf boards, expertly rebacked, gilt ruled raised bands, full elaborate blind decorations in the panels, with the original red leather spine label and with a contemporary owner name on crushed crimson morocco label on the upper cover, an attractive copy (cgc) - First published in 1653; the fifth edition, expanded from 13 chapters to 21 in 1676, also contained a treatise by Charles Cotton. The description of fishes, of English rivers, of fishponds, and of rod and line is interspersed with scarps of dialogue, moral reflections, quaint old verse, songs and sayings, and idyllic glimpses of country life. The anonymous, "Arte of Angling" (1577),discovered in 1957, has been found to be one of Walton's chief sources. A angling classic. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        Andreae Gritti Principis Venetiarum Vita Nicolao Barbadico Auctore Alexandro Albritio Procuratoris Divi Marci Dignitatem Ineunte Primum Edita

      typis Caroli Palesii, Venetiis [i.e. Venice] 1792 - Engraved frontispiece, title vignette, head and tailpiece. 4to. [301 x 215 x 10 mm]. [3]ff, 15, [1], lv pp. Bound in the original Venetian flexible boards covered with pink glazed paper, the sides blocked or stencilled in white with a rococo frame incorporating two female portrait medallions, enclosing a crowned rococo cartouche, with the Albrizzi arms on the front and interlocked initials of Venice on the rear. The spine decorated to a chain pattern, plain endleaves and edges. (Slight wear to the spine and a little very minor discolouration). Contained in a tan cloth drop-over box, lined with felt, the spine lettered on a black goatskin label. Morazzoni, Il Libro illustrato Veneziano del Settecento, 264. A delightful Venetian decorated wrapper with a particularly exuberant design and in fine condition. A. R. A. Hobson, French and Italian Collectors and their Bindings, p.168, remarked that "the charming wrappers printed in colours from wood-blocks [were] the special contribution of Venice to Italian eighteenth century binding". Their introduction was due to the brothers Giovan Antonio and Giovan Battista Remondini of Bassano, who revived an art that had flourished in Venice two centuries earlier. Production resumed about 1732 and in 1755 the Remondinis were granted a twenty year monopoly by the Venetian Government. By 1767 the firm was working at full capacity, with a great export trade (on which they were allowed exemption from Venetian customs dues) to Russia, Poland, Scandanavia, Provence, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, and South America. They offered a choice of flowered, gilt, coloured, or marbled papers, and a speciality was the wrappers decorated with the arms of the individuals honoured in the livres d'occasion printed to celebrate agreeable events. The white decoration on this example looks as if it may have been applied with a stencil rather than a wood block. This in one of six publications which commemorated the appointment of Alessandro Albrizzi to the office of Procuratore di San Marco. This is the first edition of a life of the great Doge Andrea Gritti (1454-1538) by Niccolò Barbarigo (1534-1579), whose biography, by Jacopo Morelli, forms the preliminaries. The illustrations all display portrait medals of Gritti.

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        Journal of Transactions and Events during a Residence of nearly Sixteen Years on the Coast of Labrador; containing many interesting particulars, bothof the Country and its Inhabitants, not hitherto known. In Three Volumes First Edition. Large Paper Copy

      Newark, 1792, - CARTWRIGHT, George. A Journal of Transactions and Events during a Residenceof nearly Sixteen Years on the Coast of Labrador; containing many interesting particulars, both of the Country and its Inhabitants, not hitherto known. In Three Volumes. Newark: Printed and sold by Allin and Ridge, 1792. Folio (13 7/8" x 11 1/4"), 19th c. 1/2 calf, marbled boards. Volume I (comprising the First and Second Voyages): Pp. [2 p.l.], [iii] - viii (preface), [ix] - xvi (glossary), [l leaf] "Explanation of the Frontispiece", [6] (subscriber list), [1] - 272, 265 - 287 [i.e. signatures "M m" and "N n" are bothpaginated 265 - 272], frontis. portrait (supplied in facsimile), three folding maps (one supplied in facsimile); Volume II (comprising the Third andFourth Voyages): pp. [i] - x (title page + glossary), [1] - 505; Volume III(comprising the Fifth and Sixth Voyages): pp. [i] - x (title page + glossary), [1] - 248, [1] - 15, ("Labrador: A Poetical Epistle"), tables ("A Diary of Farenheit's Thermometer"). This set has at beginning of Vol. I the Lane 1792 "Chart of Part of the Coast of Labrador" [the larger two-sheet version, 26 3/16" x 36 13/16" (66.5 x 93.5 cm.) overall] and the Lane 1790 "TheIsland of Newfoundland". One of 15 Large Paper Copies. O'Dea 245a, Cooke &Caron p.82, TPL 586, Davidson 139, Sabin 11150. "[.] it is clear from thelist of subscribers' names prefixed to volume one, that the size of the edition had been reduced from a thousand to 350 copies, [.]. Of the total number of copies printed, fifteen were run off as special large-paper copiesfavoured by bibliophiles, and these are now exceedingly rare and valuableitems." - George Story's "Old Labrador: George Cartwright 1738-1819: A Lecture delivered to The Newfoundland Historical Society, Thursday, 9 October 1980". "This journal is written with care and fidelity; the style of the author is plain and manly; he delivers his sentiments with freedom, and with confidence, asserts only those circumstances which, from his own observations, he knows to be facts. [.] Coleridge highly recommended the work." - quoted in Maggs' Catalogue 678, in loc. "The annals of his campaigns among the foxes and beavers, interested me more than ever did the exploits of Marleborough [sic] or Frederick; besides I saw plain truth and the heart of Cartwright's book." - Coleridge, cited in Lande, (although it appears rather tohave been Robert Southey, according to G.M.Story, in his DCB article). Itwould be interesting to know how such a book came to be printed in Newark,a small borough town in Nottinghamshire. Despite Cartwright's connection with the town, one would have expected a London imprint for such a large project. John Feather's The English Provincial Book Trade before 1850, (Oxford,1981) has provided two possible sources: Thomas M. Blagg's Newark as a Publishing Town, (Newark, 1898) and John Walton's A Survey of the Printing Trade and Related Occupations in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to 1900, (Library Association Fellowship thesis, 1968). So far the only notice we have found for the printer is the following: "1795, Jan. 4 Died, William Allen [sic], an eminent bookseller at Newark, in Nottinghamshire, aged sixty-two years" in C.H.Timperley's Encyclopaedia of Literary and Typographical Anecdote, (L., 1842), p.785. Vol. I: Lacks the original portrait frontispiece, as well as the map of "Northern and Middle States.and the British Dominions",but full-sized photocopies of these two on good paper have been obtained and laid-in. Both of the maps in Vol. I have a single four inch mended tear.Spine cracked at pp. 120/121, 3" tear to margin of pp. 7 - 8, 1" tear to margin of pp. 21 - 22; pp. 121 - 128 and 205 - 217 are considerable foxed, extreme edges of last leaf showing some adherence of marbling from earlier binding, edges (especially where untrimmed) are darkened, otherwise very clean. Vol. II: Fore-edge of title page spotted (and extreme edges showing some adhering of marbling from earlier binding), tw [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Environs of London.Towns, Villages, and Hamlets [with] An Historical Account of .Middlesex not described in the Environs [with] Supplement. 6 volumes complete.

      London; printed by A Strahan for T Cadell 1st editions 1785 1795 1796 1800 1811 1792 - Six volumes, 4to, 20C half brown calf over marbled boards, the corners with blind star decoration, the flat spines gilt lettered and numbered direct, divided into compartments with gilt rolls, gilt star centres (the compartments are of quite uneven length from one volume to the next but, if anything, this adds to the charm), inner hinges reinforced with cloth. Extremities slightly rubbed; spines with very, very slight rubbing now well repolished. VOLUME 1: map as frontispiece, engraved vignette title-page, 24 copper engraved plates (1 folding, 3 hand-coloured) 2 folding pedigrees, xii, 593, [9]pp. VOLUME 2: map as frontispiece, engraved vignette title-page, 14 plates, vi, 598, [46]pp. VOLUME 3: engraved vignette title-page, 11 plates, v, [i], 706pp. VOLUME 4: map as frontispiece, engraved vignette tite-page, 11 plates (1 folding - torn in one corner without looss). VOLUME 5 Middlesex: engraved vignette title-page, 16 plates (2 folding, 2 double-page), viii, [ii], 316, [4]pp. VOLUME 6. Supplement: 9 plates (1 hand-coloured, 1 large folding plate misfolded and torn in corner without loss) [Plates 1, 2, and 4 are correctly installed in volume 1, but plates 5 & 6 are installed opposite pp454 and pp148 in this volume rather than pp184 vol. 2 and pp370 in this volume]. Some offsetting of plates to text; a very few marginal notes in an old hand; very occasioanl spotting. A very good, sound, complete set of the 1st editions in a not too unsympathetic 20C binding. Will want extra postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essays on Physiognomy, Designed to Promote the Knowledge and Love of Mankind. [3 volumes in 5; complete]

      John Murray, H. Hunter, and T. Holloway, London 1792 - Massive five book translation of Lavater's treatise on the revelation of character in the human face. Splendidly illustrated by copper-plate engravings mostly from the art of Lavater's friend Henry Fuseli, engraved by Thomas Holloway, J. Neagle, John Hall, T. Trotter, and others, including three by William Blake (Bentley & Nurmi 390) and one by James Gillray. Three volumes in five, full brown calf, gilt & blind-stamped decoration, all edges gilt. Worn, all covers detached but present, edges chipped, spines creased & chipped; rear cover of volume I stained & mottled, with some staining to the lower inner corners of a few pages; evidence of removed bookplates from inside front covers; some pencil marginalia. [22], 281; ix, [blank], 238; [6], [239]-444; ix, [blank], 252; [8], 253-437 + 8 page index, 3 pages directions to the binder for placement of the plates, with pencil ticks to each from some past collation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, The Cherokee Country, The Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges or Creek Confederacy, and The Country of the Chactaws. Containing an Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of those Regions; Together with Observations on the Manners of the Indians.

      London: J. Johnson, 1792. - 1st British edition. Octavo, full calf, calf label, xxiv, 520, [xii] pp. Frontis. porrtrait, fold-out map, 7 other plates (one folding). Howes B223; Servies Florida, I-678; Clark, I-197. Corners worn, some scuffing, early 20th century rebacking; generally a clean, tight copy. Florida, Floridiana, Southern Americana, United States History, Travel, American History, South Carolina, Georgia. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Plano del Puerto de Clayocuat en la Latitud N de 19.7' Longit 22.22' al O des Blas, reconicido en los Anos de 89, 90 y 91 pr Narbaez, Quimper e Eliza [Manuscript chart of Clayoquot Sound, north of Nootka on the west coast of Vancouver Island, Canada]

      Spain 1792 - Single sheet, float-mounted and framed (18 x 21 4/8 inches). A UNIQUE MANUSCRIPT CHART OF THE CLAYOQUOT SOUND, pen and ink on paper. FROM A DECISIVE MOMENT IN THE COLONIAL HISTORY OF CANADA AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST Manuel Quimper was part of Francesco de Eliza's expedition between 1790 and 1791 sent to occupy Nootka Sound for Spain, during a particularly tense clash between British and Spanish forces, who had both taken interest in the western coast of North America. The two countries had simultaneously embarked on scientific and trading missions in the wilderness. Jostling for territory had led to inevitable friction between the two parties at Nootka Sound, culminating in the seizure of British ships and property by the ebullient Spanish captain, Jose Esteban Martinez. James Colnett, a British captain, arrived at Nootka Sound in 1789 and notified the Spanish commander that he had come "under authority of the King of England with orders to take possession of Nootka, construct a fort, establish a factory, and plant a colony." In consequence, the Spaniards arrested Colnett and his officers and seized his cargo. Upon his release he proceeded to England and raised an uproar about his treatment which almost precipitated a war between England and Spain. This was the celebrated "Nootka Sound Controversy," one of the most famous incidents in the history of the Northwest. There followed a series of treaties and agreements related to the territories surrounding Nootka Sound. The preliminary agreement made on July 4, 1790 stated that settlements already made by subjects of either nation for carrying on commerce with the natives would not be disturbed. Captain George Vancouver was then sent by the English to Nootka to work out the details with the Spanish envoy, the Spanish captain Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra. Manuel Quimper left Nootka in May 1790, at the height of the conflict, to explore southward. His ship was the Princesa Real, previously known as the Princess Royal before it was confiscated from James Colnett's associate, Thomas Hudson. Quimper spent ten days in Clayoquot Sound, the subject of this finely drawn chart, and then sailed into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. He paid particular attention to possible harbors, charting and claiming possession in all he found. Quimper made a number of important discoveries, including Port Discovery on the Olympia Peninsula, Washington State. However, he missed Admiralty Inlet, the entrance to Puget Sound, which was found on July 5, 1790 by another expedition led by Juan Carrasco, who thought it was a bay and named it Ensenada de Caamano. It was to be discovered as the entrance to Puget Sound and named Admiralty Inlet by Vancouver only two years later.

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        The Dramatick Works of William Shakespear. Printed Complete fromt the best Editions of Samuel Johnson, G. Steevens and E. Malone. To which is prefixed 'The Life of the Author', [complete set of 8 Volumes]

      Published by W. Gordon, N. R. Cheyne, L & L Fairbairn, and Silvester Doig , Edinburgh and London 1792 - , 8 uniform volumes, each with illustrated title page, volume 1 includes N. Rowe's essay 'The Life of the Author' and a glossary New Edition , all volumes rubbed at spines and cover edges, board showing at corners, a little loss at spine ends, few vols have small area of covers insect-eaten, joints cracked thus few boards coming loose, neat previous owner's inscriptions at front endpapers, textblocks clean, overall in good condition , full brown calf, twin gilt bands to spine 6mo, 16 x 10 cm Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres D'Histoire: Histoire Naturelle, Generale Et Particuliere. Par M. De Buffon (13 Volume Set)

      Berne: Nouvelle societe typographique 1792 - 13 volume set. French. Clean, unmarked pages. Contemporary light blue boards, some slightly bent at edge. Deckle cut. Generally solid bindings. Some wear to spine edges. See our pictures. I-III : Theorie de la terre. IV-VII : Mineralogie. VIII : Epoques de la nature. IX-XIII : Histoire generale des animaux et de l'homme. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Acuerdos de Juntas Generales del Señorío de Vizcaya celebrados en la antigua ciudad de Guernica de 1792 a 1800 / Acuerdos de Juntas Generales del Senorio de Vizcaya celebrados en la antigua ciudad de Guernica de 1792 a 1800

      - Historia. (93) Bilbao. 1792 26x18 cm. Encuadernación en tapa dura. Varios volúmenes con las juntas de cada año en un único tomo. Cubierta deslucida. BF46 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Umfangreiche Sammlung mit 17 eigenhändigen Autographen und 3 Drucksachen von Osiander. 3 doppelblattgroßen Schriften, 56 S., 1 Zeichnung mit Beschriftung.,

      1792-1846. 1792 - Die Sammlung enthält Anweisungen Osianders zu Einrichtung, Betrieb und Reglement der Entbindungsanstalt, Studienpläne und -anweisungen für seine Studenten sowie Schriftstücke über seine Tätigkeit:u.a."Gesetze für die Schwangeren und Wöchnerinnen des Königlichen Gebärhauses", "Verordnung, die Spinnanstalt betreffend" oder eine Anordnung zur kostenlosen Behandlung von Armen, "Merkwürdige Geschichte einer seltenen Hodengeschwulst beobachtet und beschrieben von Professor Osiander" (21 S., mit zwei Skizzen im Text und einer beiliegenden farb. Skizze). Die gedruckten Schriften dokumentieren Osianders Engagement als Begründer der "Gesellschaft von Freunden der Entbindungskunst": "Kurze Nachricht." 1796 (16 S.), Zweyte Nachricht." 1798 (12 S.). Weiterhin Schriften und Drucksachen: Göttinger Geburtsklinik (3 Autographen, 1 Drucksache), Medizin und Geburtshilfe betreffend (1 Autograph, 1 Drucksache), Verwaltungsschriften aus Göttingen (2 Autographen). - Teils leicht gebräunt bzw. mit wenigen Braunfleckchen. Unbedeutende kleinere Läsuren im Randbereich. Insgesamt von sehr guter Erhaltung. 2 Doubletten. - Weitere Informationen auf Anfrage. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100

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        Letter signed.

      Vienna, 19. VIII. 1792. - Folio. 2 pp. Folded. Fine, long letter, probably to the director of the Imperial diplomatic archive at Constantinople; written a few months after the end of the last Ottoman war and just one day after Cobenzl's taking office as Court and Vice-Chancellor; regarding the transport of the archive to Vienna by a Russian ship commanded by a Greek captain and discussing the dangers of Algerian and French pirates: "Ayant requis Mr. l'Ambassadeur de Russie d'engager Mr. Tamara, Commandant de la flotille Russe dans la Mediterranée, à vouloir bien accorder le passage aux archives de l'Internonciature confiées à Votre Garde, à bord d'un Vaisseau de guerre Russe, qui à ce que Vous aviez marqué dans Votre lettre du 25. Mai, pourroit être destiné à faire voile pour Constantinople; le dit Ambassadeur vient de m'informer, que Mr. le Général Tamara tenoit prêt dans le Port de Livourne un Paquebot Russe nommé Orel sous les ordres du Capitaine Sapuntzowglou a fin d'effectuer le transport de nos archives, et qu' à l'égard des mesures qu'il avoit prises pour la plus grande sûreté de l'expédition, sauf les risques de mer et les surprises des Corsaires Algériens ou Francois, il en repondoit au point d'avoir proposé d'envoyer par le même batiment les Archives de la Mission Russe [.] De tout-ceci il es resulte pour Votre direction, 1° que l'offre de Mr. Tamara, de faire transporter nos archives par le Paquebot Orel, n'est acceptable que dans le seul cas, où ce batiment seroit réellement destiné à l'envoi des archives Russes á Constantinople [.]". - The last word of the complimentary close and the signature are autograph. - Somewhat dusty and spotty; slight defects to edges and in the foldings.

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        A Description of Several Instruments for Measuring a Ship's Way through the Water

      London, 1792. First Edition. Modern linen backed bds. A very good copy. 8vo., Two crisp copper engraved plates of the devices. This is Gower's first publication. The instruments were designed and built when he was twenty years old. The drogues and propellants that Gower designed, ' ... secured greater accuracy than had before been obtainable in measuring a vessel's way through the water.' Gower went on to design ships, notably the Transit, that in 1800 set records for speed. Gower quickly established a reputation for engineering and innovative design with a series of boats built for specific purposes. The Royal Navy secured plans for his vessels while Gower himself published his ideas in books and papers that were standard references in their day. The book offered here is absent from the British Museum. DNB VIII, 304-'05.

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        Voyages chez les peuples Kalmouks et les Tartares. Avec 23 figures et deux cartes geographiques.

      Berne, Chez la Societe Typographique, 1792.. (4), 474pp. With 23 engr. plates and 2 fold. engr. maps. Contemp. blindstamped half calf with gilt-stamped label.. First and only edition. - Binding a bit rubbed. Some minor staining or browning. A very good copy.

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        Bulletin national, ou Papier-nouvelles de tous les pays et de tous les jours.

      [Paris], Imprimerie du Bulletin 1792 - 65 livraisons en un vol. petit in-4, 254 pp. en numérotation continue, texte sur deux colonnes, demi-basane blonde à coins, dos à nerfs orné de filets dorés, simple filet à froid sur les plats, tranches mouchetées (reliure moderne). Bel exemplaire. Première année de ce périodique quotidien rédigé par Gallais : elle est complète des 61 numéros ordinaires courant du 1er novembre au 31 décembre 1792, et des 4 numéros supplémentaires (pour le 10, le 48, le 55 et le 58). Sous différents titres, il parut jusqu'en août 1796. Hatin, p. 225.

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        The Holy Bible, Containing The Old Testament and The New: Translated Out of the Original Tongues, And With the Former Translations Dilligently Compared and Revised, By His Majesty's Special Command. [King James Ver] Two Volumes [FORE EDGE PAINTINGS]

      Printed by John Archdeacon and Sold by Rivington et al.. LEATHER BOUND. B00N34AX20 1792 Printed by John Archdeacon and sold by John, Francis, & Charles Rivington, Benjamin White, and Charles Dilly, in London; and J. & J. Merrill (Cambridge, England), two 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches tall x 1 1/2 inches thick full red leather bound volumes, boards framed by gilt pattern, gilt decoration and volume numbering to spines, marbled endpapers with pastedowns framed by gilt design border, gilt design to all board edges, all page edges gilt with fore edge painting to each (in one, a church grave yard frequented by sheep and a donkey; in the other, a fisherman in a boat in front of an old church), sewn in gilt booksmarks in each volume, separate title page for New Testament, finely printed on laid paper, unpaginated. In a custom half morocco slipcase with five raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, with a cloth-over-boards chemise surrounding the volumes. Covers mildly rubbed and edgeworn, though the slipcase has done its job to protect its contents. Mild staining to covers of both volumes. Old Cincinnati bookstore sticker to front pastedown of both volumes, and to interior of cloth chemise enclosure. 1862 inscription to front free-endpaper of both volumes. Very light foxing to front and rear prelims in both volumes, including first title page. The slipcase and cloth chemise is mildly rubbed and lightly soiled. Otherwise, apart from an intermittent appearance of very light foxing, mainly marginal, a very good copy of this rare edition of the approved Anglican Bible, especially rare with a set fore edge paintings. A splendid addition to a rare Bible collection. The English Short Title Catalog locates copies of the 1792 edition at only nine institutions worldwide, three of those in the US. (References: Darlow & Moule, 1368; ESTC No. T95086.) . Very Good. 1792.

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        The Adventures of Roderick Random

      London: B. Law et al., 1792. Two volumes, small octavo; engraved frontispieces; an excellent copy in contemporary half roan, flat spines lettered in gilt. A fresh and attractive copy, from the library of the Marquess Conyngham at Slane Castle, Ireland, with his bookplates and his signature at the top of each title page. This is a "new edition" of Smollett's novel, first published in 1748. Perhaps the first truly autobiographical novel in English, Smollett's picaresque narrative involved its hero in a wide variety of harrowing episodes ranging from farcical to terrifying. This was Smollett's first novel, the book which made his name, and the work which usually conveys the author's identity on the title pages of subsequent novels, written "by the author of Roderick Random.

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        Flora rustica: exhibiting accurate figures of such plants as are either useful or injurious in husbandry. Drawn and engraved by Frederick P. Nodder, botanic painter to her Majesty, and coloured under his inspection. With scientific characters, popular descriptions, and useful observations.

      F.P. Noder, and sold by all Booksellers and Stationers in Great Britain and Ireland,, London, 1792 - 4 Bde. London, F.P. Noder, and sold by all Booksellers and Stationers in Great Britain and Ireland, 1792-1794. 22x13,5 cm. Mit 145 altkolor. Kupfertafeln (Tafel 33 doppelt vorhanden). Leder-Bde. der Zeit mit Rückenschild, etwas Rückenvergoldung, goldgepr. Deckelfiletierung, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung. Mit marmor. Vorsätzen. Great Flower Books 67. - Dunthorne 196. - Henrey 1023. - Nissen 1291. - Pritzel 5929. - Plesch 328. - Brunet III,312. - Graesse IV,432. - Ebert 13314. - Thomas Martyn (1735-1825) war der Nachfolger seines Vaters als Professor der Botanik an der Cambridge University und Kurator des botanischen Gartens der Universität, Mitglied der Roayl Socienty und der Linnean Society. - Die Kupfer (95 Blumen, 49 bzw. 50 Gräser) in sehr schönem Altkolorit. - Sehr gut erhaltenes, kaum fleckiges, stellenweise schwach gebräuntes Exemplar aus der Bibliothek von George Weare Braikenridge (1775-1856), Broomwell House, mit seinem gestochenen Exlibris. - Rücken mit kaum sichtbare Bruchstelle, dekoratives und komplettes Exemplar. Sprache: Englisch Leder-Bde. der Zeit mit Rückenschild, etwas Rückenvergoldung, goldgepr. Deckelfiletierung, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung. Mit marmor. Vorsätzen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Coltivazione e Governo Del Lino-Marzuolo Con Dodici Tavole in Rame

      For Domenico Bardella, Vicenza 1792 - Leather spine with 5 raised bacnds, gilt title label. Marbled boards. 80pp plus 12 fold-out engravings. Text in Italian. A treatise on the production of flax. Externally spine leather bumped and a little worn at ends and on raised bands. Corners bumped and worn. Inside, pastedowns and pages a little creased, faint scattered foxing throughout. But good, tight and otherwise unmarked and in good condition for its age. 12 x 9 Inches [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Critik der practischen Vernunft. Zweyte Auflage (i.e. Kritik der praktischen Vernunft).

      Riga, Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1792.. In-8, cartonnage moutarde marbre de l'epoque a la Bradel, tranches rouges, 292 p. Deuxieme edition, donnee par le meme editeur que l'originale, quatre ans apres celle-ci. (Die offizielle zweite Ausgabe). (Adickes, n° 67. Warda, 114). Notes anciennement manuscrites sur la premiere garde blanche. Ex-libris Chr. FR. Bomhardi et Dr. W. Vocke. Tres exemplaire, frais, sous son cartonnage de parution. (A very nice copy)..

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        Portrait of a Tennis Player (c. 1792)

      - Oil on canvas; (approx. 25 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches). Provenance: Private collection, Bordentown (New Jersey); bought by Frederick Rick, Valhalla (New York); bought by Graham Arader, Arader Galleries, New York (New York). This portrait of a tennis player, also known as paumier (lit. palm player, before the use of rackets), probably represents a master-player, in other words a professor, referee, or championship organiser, who would have been responsible for the stringing of the rackets and shaping of the balls. It could also be the portrait of a champion. We know of other such portraits, like that of Antoine-Henry Masson (1735-1793), who went to play in England, a country that quickly became very keen on this sport and the prime manufacturer of rackets: he was painted there around 1769, by John Hamilton Mortimer. There is also a portrait of Guillaume Barcellon (circa 1726-1790), member of an important dynasty of tennis players, shown in the oil wearing a wig and holding his new racket, the latest model featuring a flat top and concave corners; this portrait, by Etienne Loys (1724-1788), is dated to 1753, year of Barcellon's nomination as Tennis Player of the King (Wimbledon, Lawn Tennis Museum). Tennis was a widely played sport in France since the Middle Ages, and became particularly popular between 1550 and 1700, a period when no less than two hundred and fifty courts in Paris could be counted (and at times more than twelve in the provincial towns). But by 1789, only fifteen courts and twenty-nine high level players were left in Paris. The oil, probably painted around 1792 and likened to Laneuville's work by Pierre Rosenberg, imposes itself as a superb icon of the sport. Its similarity with the portrait of Michaud (#17) is quite striking -- same gray background, same direct presence -- but the intricate, almost affected costume in the Michaud oil is obviously very different from the freer, more natural appearance of the sportsman in this oil, shown here as if he had just stopped playing. The bright red jumper, typical of Laneuville, is particularly striking, with its dark and elegant lining that echoes the cheekbones and lips of the model. The rolled-up sleeve is also extremely well rendered.

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        Universal Asylum And Columbian Magazine

      Philadelphia: William Young, 1792. 1st Edition. Full Leather. Good. 8vo. By The Society Of Gentlemen. Bound in full original leather July through December. Printed for the proprietors by William Young Philadelphia 1792. Started in 1786 as the Columbian Magazine changed in 1790 to this title. The last two years ( this was the very last issue of this very scarce publication) was predominately the history of the revolution and proceedings in Congress, including letters by Benjamin Franklin and to George Washington. front endpaper ragged and a few leaves torn with no loss

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        American Museum, Or, Universal Magazine

      Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1792. volume 12. Full Calf. Good. 8vo. Volume 12 covering from July through December 1792. Professionally rebacked. Lightly browned throughout as is usual for 18th century American paper but very tight and easily readable. . Probably the most important American publication of its time. This is the last of the 12 issues of this publication.

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        The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

      London: T. Longman, and G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1792. Three volumes, small octavo; a fine copy in contemporary half roan, flat spines lettered in gilt. A fine set of the fourth edition of this famous novel, from the library of the Marquess Conyngham at Slane Castle, Ireland, with his bookplates and signed at the top of each title page.

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        Royal Flint, speculator involved in Panic of 1792; indenture for purchase of land in Cornwall, Orange County, New York.

      Orange County, New York: 1792 - An indenture for the sale of Cornwall, Orange County land to Royal Flint, a New York City speculator who helped bring about the nation's first financial crisis, the "Panic of 1792". With a group of speculators headed by William Duer, former assistant secretary of the Treasury, the plan which included Royal Flint (December of 1791) was to manipulate the New York City stock market by making secret purchases of government paper and bank stocks, then announce the forming of a new bank with a large initial capitalization (the "Million Bank") & spread rumors of its possible merger with the Bank of New York and the Bank of the United States. Once the bank stocks had shot up in value the group planned to unload their holdings at a huge profit. By January 1792 the sale of bank stocks was so hot that other speculators had jumped in with offerings in newly created banks; the public was in the thrall of buying bank stocks while Duer's group secretly fell deeper into debt. In early March the scam began to unravel as Duer was nailed by the government for problems during his tenure as assistant secretary; no longer able to raise cash he stopped payment on his debts and was thrown in debtors prison where he received numerous death threats. By the time it played out, the Million Bank never opened for business, merchants were ruined, unemployment shot up and ships sat unloaded at the docks. (Information from Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898. By Edwin G. Burrows, Mike Wallace). Royal Flint, however, was able to make this land purchase in March of 1792, at the height of the panic, from the Springsteens in Orange County. (He also acquired in 1794 a large tract of over 300,000 acres with John W. Watkins, which was originally in Tioga County and is now parts of Schuyler County, Chemung County, Tioga County, and the Tompkins County).This is an indenture for the sale of Cornwall, Orange County New York land by Francis and Jacob Springsteen to Royal Flint listed here as "New York Merchant": "two lotts of land Number four and five, situated lying in said Township of Cornwell (sic), and is part of a Tract or Pattent of Land purchased by David Springsteen and others from Thomas Ellison and Cadwallader Colden Junr., said Pattent being divided into eight equal parts, of which Number four and five are a part, and are butted and bounded as follows: East on Samuel Hates (?) pattent, South on Lott number three the property of Israel Rose late deceased, West on the Bear Hill Tract, and North on Lott number six the property of Benjamin Rose, said Lotts number four and five containing two hundred acres of land, be the same more or less . unto the said Royal Flint .". Royal Flint also played a role in the finances of pay and provisioning of soldiers in the Revolutionary War. The War Department papers owns a series of Flint's letters to Henry Knox, the chief artillery officer for General George Washington's Continental Army and later the first United States Secretary of War, and John Pierce, who was Commissioner of Army Accounts and Paymaster General 1784-1788. (The Cadwallader Colden Junior who is mentioned as having sold the land to the Springsteens before they sold it to Royal Flint, was the son of the man who was served as the last British colonial governor of the state of New York, before the Revolutionary War. The Colden estate, though in disrepair, still stands in Montgomery, New York, as does the Colden Family Cemetery).12 1/2 X 15 1/2". A few small holes at folds, not affecting text, evenly toned; with two wax stamps at lower right.

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        "The self-interpreting Bible: containing the sacred text of the Old and New Testaments. To which are annexed, marginal references and illustrations ... by the late Reverend John Brown"

      New-York: printed by Hodge and Campbell. 1792. "First edition of the Bible printed in New York, one volume expanded to two, folio, engraved frontispiece, engraved map and 18 engraved plates (produced by such noted American engravers as William Rollinson, Amos Doolitte, Cornelius Tiebout, Abraham Godwin, and William Dunlap, among others); original full decorated mottled calf, gilt-decorated spines in 7 compartments, red and black morocco labels (each with Greek key borders) in 2, eagle and American escutcheons in the others, page edges decorated in red, gilt edges on boards; some moderate rubbing, light scattered foxing, but in all a very good, sound example in a nice 18th century American folio binding, totally unrestored, very unusual thus, and rarely seen in 2 volumes. & & Evans 24099; Herbert 1369: ""The earliest edition of the Bible printed in New York""; Hills, The English Bible in America, 37: ""It was published by subscription, George Washington being the first subscriber, and was printed in 40 parts over a period of two years."""

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        'Hints Respecting Botany Bay' [in] Miscellanies in Prose and Verse

      Edinburgh: J. Robertson, 1792. Octavo, 336 pp.; a very good copy in nineteenth-century half calf over marbled boards, rubbed. 'The most absurd, prodigal and impracticable vision…'. Rare, with an early essay on Botany Bay by a Scottish judge and therefore providing some insight into the reaction of the legal profession to the realities of transportation: 'the Botany-bay scheme is the most absurd, prodigal and impracticable vision that ever intoxicated the mind of man.' Lord Gardenstone (1721-1793) was a distinguished judge, bon vivant and a wonderful eccentric noted for his fondness for pigs: he was 'distinguished for his conviviality, at a period when, especially in Scotland, it must be admitted that real proficiency was requisite to procure fame in that qualification' (Robert Chambers, A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen, 1835). He also found time to be an occasional writer, and this is a charming selection of some of his pensées and poems, which unsurprisingly includes a rollicking ode 'On Hard Drinking.' In his 'Hints on Botany Bay', Lord Gardenstone takes as his starting point the contemporary reports that some 2029 convicts had been transported prior to 18 March 1791, at a cost of £374,000 beside some unrecorded "contingencies". He was astounded by the excessively high cost of hundreds of pounds per convict, especially when there was no hint that the costs would abate; Gardenstone recommended instead the adoption of the Panopticon as devised by the great penal theorist Jeremy Bentham. To those who would argue that the colony would become quickly self-sufficient, he noted that such dreams of agriculture in Sydney were unconvincing when one realised that Governor Phillip's exploring party took five days 'to penetrate thirty miles into the desart' - evidence, by the way, that he had read Phillip's account. This is the second edition, although copies of the first edition appear to be very thin on the ground indeed (no copy of any first edition is recorded by the English Short Title Catalogue, suggesting that the "first" edition may well be a publisher's puff). Ferguson recorded copies of this second edition in the Mitchell Library and the National Library of Australia.

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        A General History of Quadrupeds 1792

      Newcastle upon Tyne Printed by and for S. Hodgson, R Beilby and T. Bewick 1792. G+: in good (plus) condition. Rebacked. Minor wear to corners and lower spine end. Bookplates to front pastedown and front endpaper. Scattered light foxing Third edition Brown hardback leather cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 483pp. Illustrated with woodcuts. Handsome copy of Bewick's 'Quadrupeds'.

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        Carte Nouvelle de Moscovie Represente la partie Septentrionale.

      1792 - Amsterdam: Elwe, 1792. Original colour. 430 x 560mm. Northern Russia, in fine orginal colour, after De L'Isle.

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        Picturesque Views on the River Thames, from its Source in Glocestershire [sic] to the Nore; with Observations on the Public Buildings and other Works of Art in its Vicinity. LARGE PAPER COPY

      T & J Egerton, Whitehall, 17922 vols., 8vo., First Edition, Large Paper, with engraved pictorial titles, printed titles, 53 fine sepia aquatint plates, 21 woodcut illustrations in the text and 2 full - page maps, mild dust - soiling at blank margins, some offsetting from plates to facing pages; attractively bound in early twentieth century crushed brown half morocco, brown cloth boards, back with five raised bands tooled in gilt, second and fourth compartments lettered and numbered in gilt, all other compartments ruled in gilt, a bright, firm copy. With half - titles, and errata leaf at end of each volume. The aquatint titles and plates are engraved by C. Apostool after Ireland. LARGE PAPER COPIES ARE SCARCE. Abbey: Scenery 430; Anderson, p. 38; Upcott CXLIII.

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        Imitations of Original Drawings by Hans Holbein

      ìThis Magnificent Work Is Surely The Finest Early Example Of English Color Printing."A Majestic Large Folio Volume Of More than 80 Beautiful Color Stipple-Engraved Portraits Of The Court Of Henry VIIIHOLBEIN, Hans, [artist]. CHAMBERLAINE, John. Imitations of Original Drawings by Hans Holbein, in the Collection of His Majesty, for the Portraits of Illustrious Persons of the Court of Henry VIII. With biographical tracts. Published by John Chamberlaine, Keeper of the King's Drawings and Medals, and F.S.A. London: W. Bulmer & Co., 1792.First edition of Chamberlaineís magnificent volume of 86 color stipple-engraved plates, rarely found complete. Large folio (21 1/4 x 16 1/2 inches; 540 x 415 mm). Complete with the 80 listed plates, frontispiece portraits of Holbein and Holbein's wife, and a third frontis of a group portrait, two hand-colored miniatures and an additional plate of Henry Howard, Earl of Surry, engraved by Scriven. An impressive collection of full-page engravings after Holbeinís legendary portraits of Jane Seymour, Anne Boleyn, Sir Thomas More, a young Edward VI, Anne of Cleves, and other court figures, with frontispiece portraits of Holbein and his wife. Of the listed plates, all but four portraits are engraved by the great Bartolozzi. In total, eighty-two plates are in color with four on lavender paper, sixty-three on pink, thirteen on white/buff), inclusive of one sheet with double portrait of Henry and Charles Brandon finished by hand. With one leaf of publisher's advertisements.19th-century full red morocco, rebacked with original spine laid down. Boards elaborately stamped with floral devices and with thirteen gilt rules. Spines elaborately stamped in blind and gilt, lettered in gilt. With one-inch gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. Green coated endpapers. Plates exceptionally bright and clean, with only very minor instances of foxing. Most foxing is to leaves and not engravings. Title-page with 11/2-inch x 1/2 piece torn from fore-edge and a 2-inch closed tear at fore-edge, neither affecting text. Many of the plates are a somewhat wrinkled. The plate of Lord Clinton with a small tear to the pink paper, not affecting engraving. Occasional marginal closed tears, professionally repaired. Binding a bit rubbed and bumped. Overall a very good copy of a magnificent work.German artist Hans Holbein the Younger ranks ìas one of the best portrait-painters in the world. He combined artistic beauty and precision of technical execution with extraordinary truth to nature and power of interpretation of character.î Holbein, born in 1497, first ìarrived in England in the 18th year of the reign of Henry VIII. Sir Thomas More was then Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Warham... was Archbishop of Canterbury. Through them Holbein obtained easy access to the leading men of the court,î painting portraits of Moore, Warham and many others before returning home. He journeyed back to England in 1532, where, by 1536, he was in service as ìëthe kingís painterí and in that year he painted the new queen, Jane Seymour.î In 1539, as a New Yearís gift to the king, ìhe gave ëa table of the pictour of the princeís grace,í possibly the portrait of the infant Edward VI at Hanover... His portrait of Anne of Cleves (perhaps the one now in the Louvre) was sufficiently attractive to decide the king in her favourî (DNB). The majestic portraiture of Holbein, who died in London in 1543, ìremains unsurpassed for sureness and economy of statement, penetration into character, and a combined richness and purity of styleî (Waterhouse). At the end of the 18th century, John Chamberlaine, in the court of George III, sought to bring together a work to pay tribute to Holbeinís magnificent artistry. There had been previous unsuccessful attempts to publish the portraits in engraved reproductions, such as a 1792 volume containing 33 plates of poor quality, titled The Court of Henry the Eighth. Yet Chamberlain succeeded where others failed, for as the kingís Keeper of the Drawings, he assembled, in this Imitations of Original Drawings by Hans Holbein, 84 splendid color stipple-engraved full-page portraits of Edward VI, Anne Boleyn, Thomas More, Jane Seymour, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Anne of Cleves, and other major figures of the age.ìOne of the most magnificent books that we have ever seen, and, whether we consider the genius of the painter or the talents of the engravers, reflects high honor on the age and nation which produced itî (London Monthly Review). Sir Walter Scott praised it as ìa collection which at once satisfies the imagination and the understanding, showing us... how the most distinguished of our ancestors looked, moved and dressed, and... how they thought, acted, lived, and diedî (Allibone, 1120). Color-inked on the plates, these intricate stipple-engraved portraits comprise ìinestimable examples of English color printing at its bestî (Joan Friedman). ìThis magnificent work is surely the finest early example of English color printing. The reduced reissue of 1812, reprinted in 1828, gives no idea of the bookís qualityî (Ray English 19). ìIn every way a splendid bookî (Abbey Life 205).Initially issued serially in 14 parts from 1792-1800.â?  This volumeís 86 beautiful portraits were achieved with techniques that admirably succeed in honoring Holbeinís portraiture. The plates were etched or engraved in gray or sepia ink, with additional colored inks applied a la poupee, two hand-colored. Text by Edmund Lodge. (Abbey Life 206).Lowndes 1381. Abbey Life 205, 206.HBS 65216.$17,500

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        Picturesque Views on the River Thames from its Source in Glocestershire to the Nore; with Observations on the Public Buildings and other Works of Art in its vicinity.

      London: T. and J. Egerton, 1792. - 2 volumes. 8vo., (9 ¼ x 6 ¾ inches). Half-titles; additional sepia aquatint vignette title page; errata leaf in each volume; one-page publisher's Advertisement in volume II (first signature in volume I loose; occasional spotting). 2 engraved maps; 52 sepia aquatint plates after Ireland (slightly spotted; some offsetting onto text pages). Contemporary tree calf, the smooth spine gilt-ruled in six compartments, red morocco gilt lettering piece in one and gilt-lettered in another (rebacked to style; upper hinge of volume I cracked but holding). Provenance: Bookplates of Matthew White Ridley (1842-1904), First Viscount Ridley, Second Baron Wensleydale, Conservative Member of Parliament; and 20th-century bookplates of "W. A. H." to front pastedowns. First edition. Guidebook to the sites found along the Thames, including Blenheim Castle and other estates, numerous bridges, Westminster Abbey, Windsor Castle, and Greenwich Hospital. One of Ireland's famous river guides: "In 1790 Ireland published 'A Picturesque Tour through France, Holland, Brabant, and part of France made in the Autumn of 1789,' London (2 vols. roy. 8vo and in large-paper 4to). It was dedicated to Francis Grose and contained etchings on copper in aqua-tinta from drawings made by the author 'on the spot.' He paid at least one visit to France (cf. W. H. Ireland, Confessions, p. 5), and the charge brought against him by his enemies that he was never out of England is unfounded. A second edition appeared in 1795. The series, which was long valued by collectors, was continued in the same form in 'Picturesque Views on the River Thames,' 1792 (2 vols., 2nd ed. 1800-1), dedicated to Earl Harcourt; in 'Picturesque Views on the River Medway,' 1793 (1 vol.), dedicated to the Countess Dowager of Aylesford; in 'Picturesque Views on the Warwickshire Avon,' 1795 (1 vol.), dedicated to the Earl of Warwick; and in 'Picturesque Views on the River Wye,' 1797 (1 vol.). In 1800, just after Ireland's death, appeared 'Picturesque Views, with an Historical Account of the Inns of Court in London and Westminster,' dedicated to Alexander, lord Loughborough, and the series was concluded by the publication in 1824 of 'Picturesque Views on the River Severn' (2 vols.), with coloured lithographs, after drawings by Ireland, and descriptions by T. Harral. Ireland had announced the immediate issue of this work in his volume on the Wye in 1797" (Sidney Lee for DNB). The author is best known, however, as the father and possible co-conspirator of the notorious Shakespeare forger William Henry Ireland (1775-1835). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS129. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Topographical miscellanies, containing ancient histories, and modern descriptions, of mansions, churches, monuments, and families, with many engravings, particularly of ancient architecture, throughout England. Vol. I [all published]"

      London: J. Robson. 1792. "First edition, 4to, pp. xx, [134], 44, 47-66, 4, [2]; 13 plates including the folding plan of Blackfriars (with old tape repair barely touching the image), genealogical tables in the text; recent calf-backed marbled boards, red gilt morocco spine label; all plates with moderate tidemark mostly visible on the versos; all else very good. Originally published in seven parts, and never completed. & & From the printed edition of the DNB together with the watered-down version of the same which is on line: ""An interest in topography and antiquities resulted in The Topographer, edited by Brydges and Stebbing Shaw between 1789 and 1791, and his own Topographical Miscellanies (1792). He was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1795 ... His first literary venture was made in March 1785, when he published a volume of poems, among which the earlier pieces are some sonnets dated 1782. A fourth and much enlarged edition of his miscellaneous poetry appeared in 1807. The volume of 1785 was coldly received, and Brydges continued to be much disheartened, even though his novels, Mary de Clifford (1792) and Arthur Fitzalbini (1798), obtained some popularity ... The latter was semi-autobiographical and deeply upset his country neighbours, those ‘book-hating squires’ who recognized themselves. His unpopularity, however, was probably more connected to his inability to manage his estates; he was permanently in debt, despite inheriting vast properties from both parents and his wives ... He was by nature shy and proud, yet morbidly sensitive and egotistic, and being tormented by an extraordinary thirst for literary fame, he was unhappily led to mistake his delight in reading great works of literature for an evidence of his capacity to produce similar works himself"" (DNB).& & Corns & Sparke, p. 39, quoting Allibone: ""Only about 200 copies printed."" Lowndes, p. 2698."

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        Picturesque Views on the River Thames, from its Source in Glocestershire [sic] to the Nore; with Observations on the Public Buildings and other Works of Art in its Vicinity. LARGE PAPER COPY

      T & J Egerton, Whitehall, 1792. 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, Large Paper, with engraved pictorial titles, printed titles, 53 fine sepia aquatint plates, 21 woodcut illustrations in the text and 2 full-page maps, mild dust-soiling at blank margins, some offsetting from plates to facing pages; attractively bound in early twentieth century crushed brown half morocco, brown cloth boards, back with five raised bands tooled in gilt, second and fourth compartments lettered and numbered in gilt, all other compartments ruled in gilt, a bright, firm copy. With half-titles, and errata leaf at end of each volume. The aquatint titles and plates are engraved by C. Apostool after Ireland. LARGE PAPER COPIES ARE SCARCE. Abbey: Scenery 430; Anderson, p. 38; Upcott CXLIII. . Catalogs: topography: canals & rivers.

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