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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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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM THOMAS JEFFERSON TO JEAN ANTOINE GAUTIER, RELATING JEFFERSON'S INTENSE DISTASTE FOR FEDERALIST POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, HIS FAITH IN THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION, AND HIS SUPPORT OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION]

      Philadelphia. June 8, 1792.. [2]pp. manuscript letter on a folded folio sheet, the third page blank, and the fourth page with the address written in Jefferson's hand and with further receipt docketing. Old folds. A bit of wear at edges and fold cross- sections. Very good. A very forceful, interesting, and remarkably candid letter from Thomas Jefferson revealing his intense distaste for Federalist policies and political sympathies, and illustrating the growing rift in the administration between Jefferson and Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. Jefferson also relates his support for the American Constitution, and his hope for the success of the French Revolution. This letter was written to a French friend of Jefferson's in Paris named Jean Antoine Gautier. Jefferson writes from Philadelphia, where he was serving as George Washington's Secretary of State, and at a time when he was becoming more critical and distrustful of Alexander Hamilton's policies. Just two weeks earlier, on May 23, Jefferson had written Washington a long letter criticizing Hamilton's policies and political philosophy. In that letter Jefferson condemned Hamilton's plan for increasing the federal debt, arguing that it would lead to a heavy tax burden, a reliance on bank bills, a corrupt legislature, and sectional strife. Even more significantly, Jefferson argued that it would steer the American government toward a monarchical system on the British model, instead of the representative system enshrined in the Constitution. In the present letter to his French friend, Jefferson continues his condemnation of Hamilton, and what he considered to be the pro-British, pro-monarchical, anti- republican forces in the American government. Most forcefully he writes that "there are heads among us itching for crowns, coronets, and mitres. But I hope we shall sooner cut them off than gratify their itching." Jefferson's phrase is even more ringing and bold when one considers that the French revolutionary government had just a few months earlier adopted the guillotine as the official instrument of executing political enemies. Jefferson then moves to a defense of the American constitution, writing that "our constitution is a wise one, and I hope we shall be able to adhere to it." Earlier in the letter, in encouraging Gautier and the young lawmakers of the French Legislative Assembly, Jefferson writes that he "wish[es] them all possible success, and I hope they will issue in a free & a good government. If your first assay is unsuccessful as ours was, make a second as we did. When you have got what is good, hold it fast as we do." In the first paragraph in the letter, Jefferson asks Gautier to help him procure a watch from the famed French watchmaker, Romilly. The watch was for Jefferson's friend and political ally, William B. Giles, and was to be the same as a Romilly watch that Gautier had helped acquire for Jefferson himself. Jefferson requests of Gautier: "be so good as to get M. Romilly to make exactly such another watch as he made for me before, only adding a second hand on the eccentric plan, because this will not require a single additional wheel." Jefferson then instructs Gautier to draw on his account with the London banking firm of Donald & Burton to pay for the watch. He further asks Gautier to send the watch to Thomas Pinckney, the American Minister Plenipotentiary in London, who would then send it on to Jefferson, thereby helping Jefferson avoid paying English duties. The cost of the watch for Giles would ultimately come to £37-10. This is the copy of the letter received by Gautier. The text of the letter as recorded in THE PAPERS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON is taken from Jefferson's retained copy, now at the Library of Congress. That copy appears to have significant loss of text, as the transcription in the printed Jefferson PAPERS notes missing words and phrases, and hypothesizes an "estimated one or two pages missing." In fact, thanks to the present copy of Jefferson's letter, we now have the complete text, and know that only a few lines are missing from the copy at the Library of Congress. A fine Jefferson letter, pithily encapsulating his political philosophy and vibrantly illustrating the growing rift between Federalists and Republicans, a schism that would lead Jefferson to inform Washington that he planned to resign as Secretary of State a little more than a year after he wrote this letter. PAPERS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON 24, pp.42, 25, 317-18 (ref).

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        View of Tantalon Castle, the Bass Rock, and the River Forth

      Francis Jukes, London 1792 - Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by R. Dodd. Wove paper. (One small expertly repaired tear to lower blank margin). A fine example of a very rare large format hand-coloured aquatint view after Joseph Farington, R.A. This rare view is of the coast of Scotland, looking out into the Firth of Forth and Bass Rock. Tantallon Castle itself is about four miles from North Berwick, and about 25 miles east of Edinburgh and was originally intended to guard the Firth against any attack from the sea. Joseph Farington 'was born at Leigh in Lancashire on 21 Nov. 1747. He became a pupil of Richard Wilson in 1763, and, like his brother George, gained several premiums at the Society of Arts. At the age of twenty-one he joined the Incorporated Society of Artists, and was admitted a student of the Royal Academy at its formation in 1768. He was elected an associate of the Academy in 1783 and full member in 1785, and in later years took an active and influential part in the government of that institution.' ( DNB ) Redgrave wrote that his colouring 'possessed power and brilliance' and that 'his penciling is free and firm'. Because of the rarity of large format plates such as the present work, he is best known for two collections of engraved views of the English lakes, one containing twenty plates published in 1789; the other forty-three plates, issued in 1816, with descriptions by T. Hartwell Horne. He also published Views of Cities and Towns in England and Wales as well as seventy-six plates illustrating a History of the River Thames , 1794. Scotland is rich in ruins, and depictions of these struck a chord with artists and their audiences throughout the Romantic era. In contrast to the classicism of the previous age, Romanticism invited melancholy reflections on the ravages of time and Nature. Francis Jukes published this view of Tantallon as a pair to Farington's "Abbey & Palace of Dumfermline" [sic]. Jukes was the leading publisher of aquatint landscapes of Great Britain at this time.

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        TIPPOO SAIBS TWO SONS DELIVERED UP TO LORD CORNWALLIS, AS HOSTAGES AFTER HE HAD SO GLORIOUSLY CONQUERED THAT PROUD SULTAN AT SERINGAPATAM, THE CAPITAL OF THE MYSORE COUNTY IN THE EAST INDIES IN 1792.

      London, Robert Sayer & Co, 1792.Mezzotint, coloured by hand. Ca. 36,5 x 26 cm. * Ex collection Christopher Lennox-Boyd. - Tipu Sultan of Mysore 's humiliating defeats of the English East India Company and his harsh treatment of prisoners caused widespread hysteria in Britain. Lord Cornwallis's capture of Tipu's capital, Seringapatam, was greeted with acclaim. Tipu was forced to pay the Company an indemnity of more than 33 million rupees and hand over half his territories along with all his prisoners. He was also forced to give his sons, the princes Abdul Khaliq and Muiz-ud-din into Cornwallis's hands as hostages by the Treaty of Seringapatam (1792). The two boys were held for over two years in Madras. - Fine historical scene. - (Stain in lower margin not affecting the image).Cf. The Raj, India and the British 1600-1947, 157.

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        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 - "This 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 VIII HOLBEIN, 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 Chamberlaine’s 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 Holbein’s 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 "as 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." Holbein, born in 1497, first "arrived 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," 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 "‘the king’s painter’ and in that year he painted the new queen, Jane Seymour." In 1539, as a New Year’s gift to the king, "he gave ‘a table of the pictour of the prince’s grace,’ 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 favour" (DNB). The majestic portraiture of Holbein, who died in London in 1543, "remains unsurpassed for sureness and economy of statement, penetration into character, and a combined richness and purity of style" (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 Holbein’s 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 king’s Keeper of the D [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of The Right Hounourable Edmund Burke

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley, Pall Mall 1792, 1792. 6 volumes; quarto. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. Three volumes published in 1792, extended to four volumes in 1802 (that volume being published by Rivington). Volumes five (as 'Miscellaneous') and six (also by Rivington) followed in 1812 and 1813. Two further volumes (not collected here) were published up to 1827. A clean, presentable and, importantly, early uniform set, bound in the same full tan calf with twin labels and extra gilt, presumably around 1802; given its protracted publication, sets are often found in mixed bindings or much later uniform leather. Some marginal worming to volume six, else internally clean. Bindings have been neatly rebacked with original spines laid down (some small chips and rubs in places). Generally a tidy and attractive library set of Burke's philosophical and political writings. Todd 79a (1)-(3).

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        LOS REYES NUEVOS DE TOLEDO

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1792. 7h+452Pag+1h. 22X15. Pasta espanola. Describense las cosas mas augustas y notables de esta Ciudad Imperial; quienes fueron los Reyes Nuevos, sus virtudes, sus hechos, sus proezas, sus hazanas, y la Real Capilla que fundaron en la Santa Iglesia, Mausoleo sumptuoso, donde descansan sus cuerpos. Muy buen estado. Ref 1.5 Biblioteca A.

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        Voorafgaand bericht, wegens eene negotie, op landen in America.

      Amsterdam, 1792.Old wrappers. 37 pp.* Original edition. - Pieter Stadnitski, of Polish origins, was a broker and land developer, and a major stockholder of the Holland Land Company, which purchased and invested in a large land tract in the State of New York, in order to sell it at a profit to settlers. He is considered to have contributed substantially to the succes of the 'Great American experiment' in its early years. In this promotional booklet, he elaborates on the possibilities for Dutch people to buy land in the United States and exploit it succesfully. - Fine copy printed on heavy paper.Sabin 90061; Muller, America, p.66: Very rare.

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        A New Law Dictionary : Intended for General Use, as well as for Gentlemen of the Profession

      London: T Cadell, 1792 Two volumes pp vii + 442, ii + 446 + (1) ; no blanks before half-titles ; Internally very good subject to unobtrusive evidence of there having been plates on inside front covers. Bindings firm. Contemporary calf covers, sound but with a fair amount of wear to the spines, joins between front boards and spines a little tender but holding.. Full-Leather. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Cartes et Figures du voyage en Nubie et en Abyssinie.

      Paris, by Plassan.1792. With 87 of 88 engr.maps en plts. (lacks map 66).

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        An Inquiry Into the Remote Cause of Urinary Gravel. [bound with] Cases of the Successful Practice of Vesicae Lotura in the Cure of Diseased Bladders. Two works in one volume

      London T. Duncan and J,. Johnson; T. Beckett 1792. Cover worn with upper board detached. Text block firm. Age darkening to page ends. Ex.-lib [First Edition] Leather cover 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5"). xviii, 171pp; 42pp, 1pp. Second work published in 1798.

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        Black Sea, map, Jean Elwe, anno 1792

      Black Sea, ,1792. Black Sea, map, Jean Elwe, anno 1792 Coppermap, edited by Jean Elwe, Amsterdam, anno 1792: "NOUVELLE CARTE DE LA PETITE TARTARIE OU TAURIE, montrant les FRONTIERES DE L IMPERATRICE DE RUSSIE, et L EMPEREUR des TURCS, tant en EUROPE qu en ASIE, composee sur les Observations les plus Nouvelles, a AMSTERDAM, chez IAN B ELWE MDCCXCII". Contemporary full coloured map, size of the leaf: 55 x 64 cm.. To see the black sea.

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        Catalogue raisonné d'après les meilleurs principes économiques . du citoyen Tatin . contenant toutes les graines potagères, de fleurs, de fourrages, oignons de fleurs, griffes, pates, plans et plantes vivaces, arbres fruitiers, arbres et arbrisseaux d'agrément qui composent son commerce

      [Paris] 1792 - In-8. Collation : 162 pp. Demi-basane. (Reliure de l'époque.). Ce catalogue est un véritable manuel de jardinage, avec de longs exposés sur les méthodes de culture, les plantations, la taille, les variétés. Par le citoyen Tatin qui était "marchand grainier fleuriste, à la Garantie, place du quai de l'Ecole à Paris." Publié sans lieu, ni date, une note manuscrite sur le titre de l'exemplaire de la Bibliothèque Nationale indique 1792. No copy in USA according to OCLC.

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        Tratado De Materia Médica. Traducción Española Del Dr. bartolomé Piñera y Siles.

      Imprenta De Benito Cano, Madrid 1792 - 16 - XLVIII - 403 pp. = VIII - 571 pp. = VIII - 555 pp. = y = XVI - 632pp. Completo ejemplar en general en muy buen estado de conservación, aunque presenta antigua humedad en varias páginas. Muy conservada encuadernación de época a plena piel. Lomeras con florones y un tejuelo. Cortes pintados. Size: 4 Vols. En 4ºmenor [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Estats de l'Empire du Grand Seigneur des Turcs.

      1792 - Amsterdam, 1792. Original body colour. 460 x 615mm. In fine original colour, showing the Eastern Mediterranean in its entirety, the Red, Caspian and Black Seas and the Arabian Peninsula. Elwe produced no new maps but re-issued maps by other cartographers. This map is based on that of Jaillot, with information nearly a century old.

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        L'Isola di Corsica Divisa Nelle sue Provincie, o Giurisdizioni e parte dell'Isola di Sardegna; Parte dell'Isola di Sardegna Divisa ne' suoi Distretti.

      1792 - Rome, 1792. Two sheets each c. 485 x 350mm. An uncommon pair of maps of Corsica and Sardinia, from the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', with a decorative title cartouche. They were published the year before the Corsican leader Pasquale Paoli declared independence from France.

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        Abbey & Palace of Dumfermline [sic]

      Francis Jukes, London 1792 - A fine example of a very rare large format hand-coloured aquatint view after Joseph Farington, R.A. This rare view, after a drawing made by Farington in 1788, is of Dunfermline Abbey, about 20 miles north west of Edinburgh, and 'one of the most important remains in Scotland. Excepting Iona it has received more of Caledonia's royal dead than any other place in the kingdom. The old building was a fine example of simple and massive Norman architecture, as the nave testifies, and has a beautiful doorway in its west front. The palace, a favourite residence of many of the Kings, occupying a picturesque position near a ravine, was of considerable size. Here James IV, James V and James VI spent much of their time. After Charles I was crowned he paid a short visit to the palace, but the last royal tenant of the palace was Charles II, who occupied it just before the battle of Pitreavie in 1650' ( Encyclopedia Britannica 1910, VIII, p.679). Joseph Farington 'was born at Leigh in Lancashire on 21 Nov. 1747. He became a pupil of Richard Wilson in 1763, and, like his brother George, gained several premiums at the Society of Arts. At the age of twenty-one he joined the Incorporated Society of Artists, and was admitted a student of the Royal Academy at its formation in 1768. He was elected an associate of the Academy in 1783 and full member in 1785, and in later years took an active and influential part in the government of that institution.' (DNB) Redgrave wrote that his colouring 'possessed power and brilliance' and that 'his penciling is free and firm'. Because of the rarity of large format plates such as the present work, he is best known for two collections of engraved views of the English lakes, one containing twenty plates published in 1789; the other forty-three plates, issued in 1816, with descriptions by T. Hartwell Horne. He also published Views of Cities and Towns in England and Wales as well as seventy-six plates illustrating a History of the River Thames , 1794. Charles Catton the Younger (1756-1819) was a painter and engraver, who made a successful career by using his artistic gifts in a number of different ways, including book illustration and set design. He and his family immigrated to America in 1804 where he had a home on the Hudson. This view of the partial ruins of Dunfermline makes a pair with Farington's "View of Tantalon Castle." also printed and published by Francis Jukes, the leading publisher of British views at that time. Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by C.Catton Jr.

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        PRIMER INSTITUTO DE LA SAGRADA RELIGION DE LA CARTUXA

      . Zustand: Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa blanda. Barcelona. 1792. 22X16. 6h+380Pag. 1 preciosa lamina grabada al cobre, Agustin Sellent. Historial de fundaciones de conventos cartujos en Espana. Bella Obra. Ref 1.3 Biblioteca A.

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        DIARIO DE BARCELONA, LOS 92 PRIMEROS DIARIOS DE BARCELONA 1792

      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa blanda 1 Edicion. Barcelona. 1792. 20X16. 6h+368Pag+1h. Los primeros 92 Diarios de la Ciudad Condal. El principal artifice de su creacion fue por Pedro Pablo Husson de Lapazaran, italiano que se aposento en la corte de Carlos III. Mediante la observacion de la prensa estranjera diseno un Diario Oficial mezclado con noticias de carater no oficial, con la concesion del permiso gubernamental, la Obra que presentamos salio a la luz el 1 de octubre de 1792. Una autentica rareza. Muy dificil en comercio. Ref 10.2 Biblioteca A.

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        Du pouvoir exécutif dans les grands états

      (Paris), 1792 - Two volumes bound in one in 8vo; (4), 407, (1) pp.; (4), 367, (1) pp.; contemporary marbled quarter calf, gilt lettering-piece to spine, a bit rubbed and bumped, light browning in places, else clean and crisp, a good copy. First edition. In this work Necker discusses executive power in France, America, and some of the other European states. He compares the French and the American constitution discussing the seperation of powers of the various branches of government. Einaudi 4100, Goldsmiths 15477, Menger c. 619/620 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- Karte, n. H. Jaillot b. Ottens (Elwe), "Mappa Monde ou description du Globe Terrestre & Aquatique ... MDCCXCII".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, dat. 1792, 49 x 61. Shirley, Mapping of the World, Nr. 561 ( for the 1694 edition ) Anmerkung und Abbildung Plate 13. Die Erstfassung dieser Karte erschien 1694. Im 18. Jh. kam die Platte in den Besitz der Brüder Ottens und erschien letztmalig bei Elwe, 1692. ( So Shirley a.a. O.). - Dek. Karte in 2 Hemisphären, am oberen und unteren Rand je 4 Allegorien ( weibl.), die u.a. die 4 Kontinente darstellen. Californien ist noch (!) als Insel dargestellt - Gerahmt ( framed )

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        Letters On The Confessions Of J.J. Rousseau

      Printed for J.S Jordan, London 1792 - 8vo. Price 2s. 6d. Translated from the French by M. Ginguene. 142 pages plus end papers. Lightly foxed at the boarders of pages. Clean without marks or tears. Finely Bound in 3/4 leather. Gilt titles and decorations on spine. 5 raised bands at spine. Top edge gilt. Fore edge and bottom edge uncut. A lovely example of this title. See photo's. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Andrew Kippis, D.D. F.R.S. & S.A

      London: Thos. Macklin, 20 October, 1792. Stipple engraving, 290 x 210 mm., very good. Earliest major portrait of Cook's biographer. An uncommon portrait of Cook's great first biographer, stipple-engraved by the great artist Bartolozzi, famous for his role in producing many of the engravings relating to Cook's third voyage, including a portrait of Cook and the famous separately-issued death scene at Kealekekua. Reverend Andrew Kippis (1725-1795) was an antiquarian and writer who wrote the most important biography of Cook, published in 1788. Like the other two main landlubber writers who worked on Cook's voyages, John Hawkesworth and the Canon John Douglas, Kippis and his biography have attracted some criticism, but its importance to the legacy of Cook is immeasureable, not least because some version remained the standard biography, endlessly reprinted, for over a century. The engraving was made by William Artaud, and is the first portrait of Kippis recorded by the UK National Portrait Gallery.

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        Versuch einer Lebensbeschreibung des Feldmarschalls Grafen von Seckendorff, meist aus ungedruckten Nachrichten bearbeitet. 4 Teile in 2 Bänden.

      (ohne Ort, wohl Leipzig, Barth), 1792-, 1794.. 8°, circa 17,3 x 10,8 cm. XXVI, 260 SS., 1 Bl., 388 SS., 1 Bl.; XVI, 270 SS., 1 Bl., 362 SS., 1 Bl., mit 2 gestochenen Portraits Halb-Leder d. Zt. Mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 2 Rschildern und goldgeprägtem Deckelmonogramm. Erste Ausgabe, selten komplett wie hier mit allen Teilen und beiden Portraits. Ab dem dritten Teil mit zusätzlichen Titelblättern "Die Gesandtschaften des Grafen von Seckendorff" - die Teile drei und vier selbst in Bibliotheken über KVK nicht nachgewiesen. - Der Feldmarschall und Diplomat Friedrich Heinrich von Seckendorff (1673-1763) bewährte sich bereits unter dem Prinzen Eugen im Türkenkrieg 1698 und kämpfte später in entscheidender Stellung im polnischen Erbfolgekrieg und im russisch-österreichischen Türkenkrieg. "Eine der merkwürdigsten und markantesten Erscheinungen der 1. Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts. ... Er ist eine Persönlichkeit nicht von lauterstem Charakter, aber mit stark ausgeprägtem Talent für die Intrige und die diplomatischen Künste jener Zeit".. - Schönes Exemplar, gering gebräunt, kaum fleckig, Band 1 auf weissem Vorsatz mit Rest von Wachs. Etwas berieben, erster Band unten am hinteren Gelenk mit kleiner Läsur, dennoch sehr dekorativ. - So komplett sehr selten.

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        theatru(m) Mulierum, Sive, Varietas atq(ue) Differentia Habituum Foeminei Sexus, Diversorum Europae Nationum Hodierno Tempore Vulgo in Us(um)

      Laurie & Whittle, London 1792 - Circa 1792. 8vo, original plain blue wrappers in modern cloth folding slipcase lined in marbled paper. Extreme lower edge of front wrapper creased and fragile; mild wear at lower spine. Internally attractive with strong images of the plates, which have produced shadows on the facing blank versos. Engraved title page and 48 engraved plates of contemporary German, Flemish, Dutch, Austrian, French and English women's costume (also a few males of religious orders and a lay sister). Wencelaus Hollar (1600-1677) was a master etcher born in Bohemia. The protégé of the Earl of Arundel and the Duke of York, he produced many book illustrations as well as etched portraits, landscapes and architecture in 17th century England. this is an important costume book, first published in 1643 and here printed from the original plates with legends in Latin and English. References: Colas 1466 (second edition of 1643) . Lipperheide 30. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Saggio e osservazioni concernenti li nuovi progressi della Fisica del corpo umano

      Penada Padova 1792 P.P. di Medicina Teorica nell'Università di Padova; dedicato a Giacomo Nani Cav. Zaccaria Valaresso Francesco Pesaro senatori riformatori, con approvazione dell'Inquisitor General del santo Offizio di Padova, P.F. Girolamo Maria Zanettini. Pagg 309, rilegato in tutta pelle (leggero strappo sulla spalla); interni in buonissimo stato (rare macchie); legatura leggermente allentata; alcune vecchie scritte nelle prime e ultime pagg bianche. Spedizione con raccomandata - assicurata a carico della libreria. Rilegato

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        Didon Tragedie Lyrique en Trois Actes. Representee pour la premiere fois par l'Acaeemie Nationale de Musique le 16 8bre. 1783. [Full score]

      Paris Des Lauriers [ca. 1792]. Folio. Early quarter green vellum with marbled boards. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto publisher's catalogue, verso blank), 307 pp. Engraved. Binding quite worn, rubbed and bumped, spine lacking, upper detached, remnants of title label to upper. Some browning and offsetting; marginal staining to last ca. 50 pp.. Lesure p. 497. RISM P2102. Set to a libretto by Marmontel. "In 1783 Piccinni reached his second peak with a highly successful revival of Atys and the introduction of Didon, which momentarily eclipsed the rising star of Sacchini... The sixth and most successful of the nine serious French operas that Piccinni wrote during his sojourn in Paris, Didon continued to be performed there until 1836 and received performances in French and German translation throughout Europe during the first quarter of the 19th century." Mary Hunter in Grove online

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        Archery. Plate 1; Archery. Plate 2

      Robert Sayer & Co, London 1792 - A fine highly decorative pair of anonymous mezzotints. By the middle of the seventeenth century the bow was no longer considered a viable weapon of war in Europe, although as late as 1808 Napoleon's army in Poland faced a force including 1500 archers on horseback. However, Archery as a sport survived and prospered and a number of quite exclusive toxophilic societies were formed. Through the eighteenth and much of the nineteenth century, archery enjoyed an enviable reputation as a genteel pursuit that both men and women could take part in with decorum. The present pair of plates depicts two archery matches: the first, a men's match, shows the four male contestants dressed in the uniform of their society. The central figure is just about to release an arrow at an unseen but clearly distant target. His companions stand around, another stretched canvas target just behind the central bowman. The second image, of a ladies' match, shows four contestants all dressed in similar costume. The central figure, standing behind one target, draws her bow and looks to the distance where a man standing by the second target signals where her last arrow hit. Mezzotints.

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        A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEA, undertaken by command of His Majesty, for the purpose of conveying the bread - fruit tree to the West Indies, in His Majesty's ship the Bounty, commanded by Lieutenant William Bligh.

      London, George Nicol, 1792.Including an account of the mutiny on board the said ship, and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew, in the ship's boat, from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies.... Published by permission of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. FIRST EDITION 1792, 4to, approximately 295 x 230 mm, 11½ x 9 inches, LACKING FRONTISPIECE PORTRAIT OF BLIGH BY CONDE AFTER RUSSELL, now supplied in reasonable facsimile on old paper, present are: a folding plan of the Bounty, folding plan of the Bounty's launch, a plate showing bread - fruit, and 4 other plans and charts (3 folding), pages: (10), 264, handsomely bound in modern full mottled calf, ornate gilt border to sides, gilt raised bands, gilt decorated compartments central gilt anchor motif, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. Small dark mark on lower cover (leather flaw), slight pale brown spotting to margins of title, following leaf, and margins of pages opposite plates, 5 neat marginal pencil notes, a few tiny ink spots to lower margin of page 209, some misfolds and slight browning to the 2 folding plans of the Bounty, the folding chart showing the track of the Launch, a small light brown stain also to the top outer corner of the latter, 2 plates slightly dusty at page edges, margins of last few leaves lightly browned and / or spotted. A very good firm copy of the first edition of a rare, valuable and important book (frontispiece in facsimile as noted). Housed in a sturdy plain custom - made cloth slip - case. Bligh's own full account of his voyage which led to the most famous mutiny in maritime history and of his subsequent incredible trip of nearly 4000 miles in an open boat with 18 men, very few provisions and minimal navigation equipment. In the course of this hazardous journey Bligh charted and named parts of the unknown northeast coast of New Holland (present - day Queensland) as he passed along it - an extraordinary feat of seamanship. The volume includes a chart of his discoveries on the northeast coast and Torres Strait, which in fact represented the most extensive work of coastal discovery undertaken in the first few years of Australian settlement. Hill, Pacific Voyages, Volume I, page 27; Ferguson, Australia, Volume I, page 51, No. 125; Sabin, No. 5910; Howgego, Exploration, Volume I, pages 124 - 126. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A Voyage to the South Sea , undertaken by Command of His Majesty, for the purpose of conveying the Bread-fruit Tree to the West Indies, in His Majesty's Ship the Bounty... including an account of the mutiny on board the said ship, and the subsequent voyage of part of the Crew, in the Ship's Boat, from Tifoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies

      London: Printed for George Nicol, 1792. Quarto, with frontispiece portrait, and seven plans and charts, a very fine copy, clean and large, with almost none of the offsetting normally endemic to this work; modern half crimson morocco, by the Parisian binder Devauchelle, cloth slipcase with morocco edges. First edition: the famous mutiny. First edition of one of the most famous of all voyage books: "extremely important" (Hill). This is the full official narrative of Bligh's voyage in the Bounty and the mutiny. At the time of publication Bligh was on his second breadfruit voyage, and the work was edited for the press by James Burney, with the assistance of Sir Joseph Banks, both of whom had also sailed with Cook. This full account of the voyage includes a slightly altered version of Bligh's own account of the mutiny, which had first been published two years earlier. This extended and revised text makes this the fundamental published account of the Bounty saga, and an important eighteenth-century document of Pacific voyaging, most especially for the second phase of European relations with Tahiti. This is a particularly good copy of this great book, in a most attractive binding. The Bounty mutiny and its ramifications would haunt Bligh always, although his reputation was for ever redeemed by the epic open-boat journey across 4,000 miles of the Pacific. The open-boat voyage, one of the most famous feats of seamanship of all time, was also notable for the coastal discoveries made almost accidentally in the course of the desperate voyage. Bligh's description here is accompanied by his important engraved chart of discoveries made on the coast of present-day Queensland. His achievement in charting large sections of the coast under conditions of terrible hardship partly completed the work of Cook himself on the Australian east coast. Bligh was justifiably proud of his achievements in mapping and charting during his travails, and each of the printed charts features his name prominently: the sketch of Matavai Bay in Tahiti even features his signature in facsimile (particularly notable given Bligh's fury that his work on the charts of Cook's third voyage was not recognised). The advertisement to this work not only notes the publication of the rare partial edition for those who had already purchased the 1790 Narrative separately, it also comments that Bligh had originally intended to issue his account of the first part of the voyage of the Bounty as a separate work. Bligh had, of course, issued the Narrative quickly, noting here that this haste 'was for the purpose of communicating early information concerning an event which had attracted the public notice: and being drawn up in a hasty manner, it required many corrections.'.

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        Die heilsame Lehre in Auszügen aus ältern Schriften Reformirter mehrentheils Französischer Gottesgelehrten. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt.

      Leipzig, in Commission bey Paul Gotthelf Kummer 1792.. 1. Ausgabe. 22 S. Vorrede, 368 S. OHalbledebd. m. Lederecken. 18x11 cm. (Versandstufe 2).. - SEHR SELTEN! - Ebd. stärker berieben, Buchecken bestoßen, Vorsatz u. etl. S. etw. fleckig, S. 79/80: Stellen i. Text unterstrichen m. Anmerk. -- Aus dem Inhalt: I. Jesus Christus ist der Kern und Stern der ganzen heiligen Schrift. Joh. 5, 39. S.1-9. ; II. Jesus Christus ist der Text und Inhalt aller evangelischen Predikt. 1 Cor. 1, 23 und 2.2. S.10-37. ; III. Wer Jesus nicht hat, der hat keinen Gott. 2 Joh. v. 9. 1 Joh.2, 23. Eph. 2, 12. S. 38-46. ; IV. Jesus Christus ist unsere Wahrheit. 1 Cor 1, 30. S. 47-77. ; V. Ohne Jesu ist der Mensch todt in seinen Sünden. Eph. 2,1. S. 56-77. ; VI. Jesus Christus ist des Gesetzes Ende. Röm. 10,4. S. 78-96. ; VII. Jesus Christus ist Gott über alles gelobet in Ewigkeit. Röm. 9,5. S. 97-106. ; VIII, Jesus Christus ist wahrer Mensch, von unserm Fleisch und Blute. Ebr. 2,14. S. 107-127. ; IX. Jesus der Sünder Freund. Luc. 15,1.2. S. 163-186. ; XI. Jesus ist das Objekt des Glaubens. Röm. 3,25. S. 187-203. ; XII. Jesus Christus in uns, und wir in Ihm. Joh. 15,4. S. 204-224. ; XIII, Jesus Christus wird in uns verkläret durch den heiligen Geist. Joh. 16,14. S. 225-238. ; XIV, Jesus Christus ist uns gemacht zur Heiligung. 1 Cor 1,30. S. 2239-271. ; XV, Jesus Christus ist das Haupt seiner Gemeine. Eph. 5,23. S. 272-301. ; XVI, Die heiligen Sakramente haben ihren Ursprung und ihre Kraft von Jesu Christo. S. 302-327. ; XVII. Jesus Christus hat dem Tode die Macht genommen. 2 Tim. 1,10. S. 328-342. ; XVIII. Der Confessionen der Wallonischen Kirchen in den Niederlanden und der reformirten Kirchen in Frankreich Harmonie mit der Lehre der Ausgsburgischen Confession. S. 343-368. -- Wir akzeptieren VISA und MASTERCARD. Credit cards accepted. --

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        Voyages to the Coast of Africa By Mess. Saugnier and Brisson: Containing an Account of Their Shipwreck on Board Different Vessels, and Subsequent Slavery, and Interesting Details of The Manners of the Arabs of The Desert, and of The Slave Trade

      London: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1792. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first UK edition, first printing (translated from the original French), in the Publisher's original paper-covered boards with the title written upon the spine (surface, edge, and corner rubbing to the boards, some presumed repair where the boards meet the spine) and wearing a custom-made dust jacket (not original to the book which likely would not have had a dust jacket when published), complete with the folding map of Africa (with slight tape repair to a couple of the folds); Saugnier and Brisson's fascinating account of their travels along the northern and western coasts of Africa and containing with information on the 18th century slave trade, as well as an account of their being shipwrecked and captured. Having an interesting Provenance, this copy belonged to Nathaniel George Clayton, successor to John Clayton in ownership of an Estate containing a portion of Hadrian's Wall which itself included the fort of Chesters, the best-preserved Roman cavalry fort in Britain, and carries his bookplate to the front pastedown. John Clayton was on of the most important figures in the preservation of Hadrian's Wall and Chesters, one of a series of forts built during the construction of the Wall, and the appearance of the ruins is due primarily to excavations conducted by John Clayton at the site. John Clayton died childless and the Estate descended to his nephew, Nathaniel George Clayton, a prior owner of this book. Nathaniel George Clayton carried out the last major excavations at Chesters in the 1890s and the ruins of the structures are a noted tourist site. This copy also carries the ownership signature of Bridget Atkinson of Temple Sowerby on the title page. Both the Claytons and the Atkinsons were important families of the area, with the Atkinsons having established themselves there at least as early as the 16th Century and having become a successful and wealthy family owning property both in Cumbria and Plantations in Jamaica. Ownership of the Plantations entailed ownership of Slaves, and this book would, of course, have been of great interest to the Atkinsons. Copies of the book are quite scarce to the market and copies in their original boards are extremely so. A Very Good copy in the difficult-to-find original boards with and notable Provenance. QUITE SCARCE INDEED. [Note: For more information on Temple Sowerby and the Atkinsons, Google "A Short History of Temple Sowerby House". For more information on Chesters, Google "History of Chesters Roman Fort" as well as "Chesters Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland".]

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