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        Accounts and Papers relating to Convicts on board the Hulks, and those transported to New South Wales

      Ordered to be printed, London 1792 - Foolscap folio, 110 pp., the last a docket title; a large copy with wide margins, edges uncut; a good old binding of half dark calf; quarter dark blue morocco box. One of the rarest of all First Fleet books: this was the last major publication relating to Phillip, a long and substantial parliamentary paper dating from March 1792. The collector Davidson called this work a "great rarity" and commented that a "great deal of information is not available elsewhere, and this is one of the most important of all the primary sources?". Endlessly interesting, the report prints all manner of material relating to New South Wales and transportation. It begins with comment on the skyrocketing costs associated with the Thames hulks, including the government contracts with owners Duncan Campbell and James Bradley, details of the numbers of convicts and the work being done by them under supervision.The second major section of the book (pp. 17-28) prints letters from Phillip dated between 16 June and 29 August 1790. Excerpts from six of his letters are included, one to Nepean and the others to Grenville, on subjects such as the tragic loss of the Guardian, appealing for settlers, or discussing Norfolk Island. Phillip pays particular notice to the Hawkesbury, which will "offer some desirable situations". This section also includes a letter from Major Ross.Too much focus on Phillip, however, might distract from the great mass of other material included here, which gives a remarkably full overview of what was being planned in both Sydney and London. There are reports on conditions on board convict vessels Pitt, Kitty, Neptune, Scarborough, Surprize, and Atlantic, letters from surgeons, reports from agents, substantial epistles from senior government officials to Phillip and King (including one rather moving one from Dundas about the loss of the Guardian and how much that "unfortunate Disaster" must have affected the colony, a letter which also includes Dundas' barely restrained anger about conditions on board the Second Fleet), great lists of items requested by Phillip and now being sent (including almost 10,000 gallons of rum and 33,367 needles), a fascinating letter from King to Evan Nepean regarding the purchase of live stock at the Cape of Good Hope in July 1791 (including 62 sheep and 200 fruit trees), and much else besides. Of signal interest is the five-page "Remarks and Statement of the Proceedings of Donald Trail, Master of the Neptune, during his Passage to Port Jackson" (pp.73-77), one of the earliest major published narratives of life on board a convict vessel. The Neptune was one of the horror ships of the Second Fleet, and Trail's report certainly makes for grim reading, with reports of malignant fevers and numberless deaths: "The Convicts that died in Stoke's Bay", he writes at one point, "were always sunk with Ballast brought from the Shore, except One Day, when it blew too hard to send a Boat from the Ship, and then the Body was sunk with Coals." In fine original condition within its binding, with original stitch holes visible at the inner margins.

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        2 Antique Map-SWEDEN-NORWAY-FINLAND-Elwe-1792

      - 2 Original decorative large maps together making one large map titled: 'Carte des Courones du Nord . Prince Charles XII, roy de Suede . grand duc de Finlande . Guillaune de L'Isle . Chez Ian Bt. Elwe . MDCCXCII.' This map shows the north and south of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Russia. Maps could be pasted together. Engraved maps with original contemporary hand colouring, printed on a verge type hand laid paper. Description: These original maps originate from an Atlas published in 1793 by J.B. Elwe. Artists and Engravers: The author of this atlas is Jan Barend Elwe (1774-1815), a Amsterdam bookseller. Ref: Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici Vol. II, S. 105, El 2, 2; Tooley's Dict. of Mapmakers. Condition: Fine. General light age related toning, some false fold lines, as visible on scans. Map differs slightly from the illustrated image as it is merged from several scans. Size indicated is approx size of maps when pasted. Storage location: B9-12 The overall size is ca. 36.2 x 40.6 inch. The image size is ca. 23.8 x 17.5 inch. The overall size is ca. 92 x 103 cm. The image size is ca. 60.5 x 44.5 cm.

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        THE WHOLE GENUINE AND COMPLETE WORKS OF FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS THE LEARNED AND AUTHENTIC JEWISH HISTORIAN AND CELEBRATED WARRIOR. ALSO A CONTINUATION OF THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS FROM JOSEPHUS DOWN TO THE PRESENT TIME, INCLUDING A PERIOD OF MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED YEARS BY GEORGE HENRY MAYNARD. ILLUSTRATED WITH MARGINAL REFERENCES AND NOTES BY THE REV. EDWARD KIMPTON

      New York: William Durrell, 1792. First edition;. Elephant folio in dark brown leather with rebound eight-band embossed spine and gold letters; VG; strong binding; heavy foxing and age-toning with off-setting on back of illustrations, none detrimental to text; pp. 721; shelved in Case # 4; due to size and weight of item, please contact us for shipping costs; DK consignment. Dupont.

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        The Antiquities, Natural History, Ruins and Other Curiosities of Egypt, Nubia and Thebes.

      Printed for Edward Jeffreys, London 1792 - Large folio (430 x 266 mm). Engraved portrait of the author by Martin Teuscher, letterpress title leaf, engraved allegorical scene bound after title, and 159 engraved copper plates (numbered I-CLIX) on 157 sheets, plus five unnumbered engraved plates bound at intervals (making 164 total half-sheet copper plates), mostly with explanatory text. A six leaves content list in neat contemporary manuscript bound at front. Contemporary mottle calf, later rebacked in brown leather with old rebacking and original spine leather with gilt-lettered morocco label preserved (wear and some chipping to extremities and foot of spine), marbled endpapers. Very little browning and minor occasional spotting of plates. Provenance: Joseph Hardcastle (1752-1819), founder of The Missionary Society of London (armorial bookplate to rear pastedown). A near fine copy. ---- FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE (first 1780). A reprint without letterpress of Norden's Travels in Egypt and Nubia of 1757. "Norden was a captain in the Danish Navy and had studied drawing and engraving as part of his duties. He had spent nearly three years in Italy studying art when Christian VI of Denmark ordered him to go to Egypt in 1737 on an exploratory mission where he made drawings on the spot. He spent about a year in Egypt and was the first European to penetrate as far as Derr in Nubia and to publish descriptions of any Nubian temples. This. was the earliest attempt at an elaborate description of Egypt, and its plates are the most significant previous to those by Denon." (Blackmer 1211). - Visit our website for additional images and information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Antique Map-SOUTH AMERICA-BRAZIL-CHILE-MEXICO-Elwe-1792

      - Original decorative large map titled: 'l'Amerique meridionale . Che's Ian Barend Elwe . MDCCXCII.' This map shows South America, with Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Mexico Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, Paraguay, Colombia, Venezuela, Guiana, Guyana, and Surinam. Engraved map with original contemporary hand colouring, printed on a verge type hand laid paper. Description: This original map originates from an Atlas published in 1793 by J.B. Elwe. Artists and Engravers: The author of this atlas is Jan Barend Elwe (1774-1815), a Amsterdam bookseller. Ref: Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici Vol. II, S. 105, El 2, 2; Tooley's Dict. of Mapmakers. Condition: Fine. General light age related toning, some false fold lines, as visible on scans. Small rust hole near equator right. Map differs slightly from the illustrated image as it is merged from several scans. Storage location: B9-24 The overall size is ca. 26 x 22 inch. The image size is ca. 23.8 x 18.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 66 x 56 cm. The image size is ca. 60.5 x 46.5 cm.

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        Antique Map-NETHERLANDS-BELGIUM-LUXEMBOURG-Elwe-1792

      - Original decorative large map titled: 'Les dix-sept provinces des Pays-Bas, suivant qu' elles sont possedees pas l'Empereur, le roy de France . Chez Ian Bt. Elwe . 1792.' This map shows The Netherlands and the 17 provinces it then consisted of, comprising present day Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Engraved map with original contemporary hand colouring, printed on a verge type hand laid paper. Description: This original map originates from an Atlas published in 1793 by J.B. Elwe. Artists and Engravers: The author of this atlas is Jan Barend Elwe (1774-1815), a Amsterdam bookseller. Ref: Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici Vol. II, S. 105, El 2, 2; Tooley's Dict. of Mapmakers. Condition: Fine. General light age related toning, some false fold lines, as visible on scans. Map differs slightly from the illustrated image as it is merged from several scans. Storage location: L9-05 The overall size is ca. 26 x 22 inch. The image size is ca. 23.2 x 19.5 inch. The overall size is ca. 66 x 56 cm. The image size is ca. 59 x 49.5 cm.

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        De sortilegio et magia. Liber singularis.Venetiis, excudebant Fratres Coletii , 1792.

      Venetiis, excudebant Fratres Coletii 1792 - Cm. 22,5, pp. (2) 44. Ottima leg. coeva in piena perg. rigida con titoli in oro al dorso e tagli spruzzati. Antico timbretto di biblioteca privata. Bell'esemplare. Filippo Maria Renazzi (1747-1808), celebre penalista romano, raggiunse grande fama tanto che la sua dottrina circolò fra Italia e Francia con un'autorevolezza che gli garantì una circolazione inferiore a quella del solo Beccaria. In quest'opera l'A. ragiona sopra i casi di sortilegio e magia: etimologia, significato, diverse fattispecie, disciplina forense e pene. Rara edizione originale. Cfr. Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Theory of Moral Sentiments . The Seventh Edition

      A. Strahan, T. Cadell [and others], London 1792 - [iii]-xv, [1], 488; [iii]-viii, 462pp. Lacks half-titles. Expertly bound to style in half russia and period marbled paper covered boards. Eighteenth century edition of Adam Smith's first published work. Adam Smith's first published work (first printed in 1759), would lay the basis for The Wealth of Nations, and establish his reputation as a philosopher of note. ESTC T121726; Alston, III.829; Goldsmiths 15514. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RESOLVE FOR DISTRICTING THE COMMONWEALTH, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CHOOSING FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVES...JUNE 30, 1792. [bound with:] RESOLVE FOR DISTRICTING THE COMMONWEALTH, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CHOOSING ELECTORS OF PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT...JUNE 29, 1792

      [Boston, 1792. 12pp. Dbd. Early ink inscription on title-leaf. Very good. A rare pair of handbills; together, the NUC and OCLC locate only five copies of the two resolutions bound together with continuous pagination, as here. The document deals with the knotty question of creating districts for representatives. In the next few years Elbridge Gerry would give birth to the phrase, "Gerrymandering," with his odd Massachusetts districts; more recent politicians have continued this fine art. EVANS 24525, 24526. SABIN 46093.

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        RESOLVE FOR DISTRICTING THE COMMONWEALTH, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CHOOSING FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVES.JUNE 30, 1792. [bound with:] RESOLVE FOR DISTRICTING THE COMMONWEALTH, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CHOOSING ELECTORS OF PRESIDENT AND VICE- PRESIDENT.JUNE 29, 1792.

      [Boston. ]. 1792 - 12pp. Dbd. Early ink inscription on title-leaf. Very good. A rare pair of handbills; together, the NUC and OCLC locate only five copies of the two resolutions bound together with continuous pagination, as here. The document deals with the knotty question of creating districts for representatives. In the next few years Elbridge Gerry would give birth to the phrase, "Gerrymandering," with his odd Massachusetts districts; more recent politicians have continued this fine art. EVANS 24525, 24526. SABIN 46093.

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        Della ricchezza nazionale.In Napoli, per Vincenzo Flauto, a spese di Michele Stasi , 1792.

      In Napoli, per Vincenzo Flauto, a spese di Michele Stasi 1792 - Cm. 18, pp. (2) 215 (1) [manca l'errata, applicata fuori quaderno, come si riscontra in altri esemplari]. Perfetta legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle; dorso a 4 nervi con titoli in oro. Sguardie e piatti in carta marmorizzata. Strappetto (non lesivo senza perdita di carta) anticamente restaurato al frontespizio. Lievi e naturali fioriture. Esemplare ben conservato. Giuseppe Palmieri (1721-1793), illuminista nativo di Martignano in provincia di Lecce, fu economista di spicco nell'ambito del regno di Napoli. è noto soprattutto per aver dato l'avvio all'abbattimento del fatiscente sistema feudale del regno; fu quindi promotore delle leggi annonarie per le scorte di cereali e delle altre derrate alimentari e di riforme di codici e di istituti. Questo interessantissimo saggio di economia politica, scritto un anno prima della morte, ben esemplifica l'evoluzione dottrinale di Palmieri che dalla dottrina economica degli anni giovanili giunse a formulare saggi che delineavano una vera e propria politica economica. Il testo, intensamente profetico e attuale, descrive nei minimi dettagli le patologie del sistema politico, sociale ed economico del regno di Napoli, offrendo al lettore puntuali proposte di riforma. Il nome dell'A. si ricava da Kress B. 2375 e dalla riedizione dell'opera in Scrittori classici italiani di economia politica. Rarissima edizione originale. Cfr. Iccu; Einaudi, 4270. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beschreibung der Ebene von Troja mit einer auf der Stelle aufgenommenen Charte.

      Weidmann, Leipzig 1792 - Mit Anmerkungen und Erläuterungen v. Andreas Dalzel. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt und mit Vorrede, Anmerkungen und Zusätzen des Herrn Hofrath Heyne begleitet. XXXIV, 1 Bl. 284 S., 1 Bl. Mit 4 (mehrf. gef.) Kupferstichkarten von Frenzel. Pbd. d. Zt.  Vollständig mit allen 4 Karten und in diesem Zustand selten. Nicht bei Fromm (Hier nur die Erfurter Ausgabe von 1800). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Reception of the Diplomatique and his Suite at the Court of Pekin

      Etching and engraving with the publisher's original colour, measuring 328 by 404 mm. Trimmed to within millimetres of the plate-mark. Verso bears a few small pieces of another sheet to which the print was once mounted. Slightly browned, one small closed tear, very good otherwise with excellent colour. London, H. Humphrey,

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        A Treatise on convictions on penal statutes

      First London edition. 8vo, [8], 211, [11] pp. Later 19th-century calf-backed marbled-boards (scuffed).London: Printed for E. and R. Brooke,

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        Clarissa : or the history of a young lady. Complete in 8 volumes

      London: B. Law and Son, T. Cadell, and more 1792 - Bound in near contemporary full tree calf with gilt-blocked leather lable to the spine. Some wear to the spine and panel edges as with age. Remains well-preserved overall; bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Physical description; 8 volumes. Summary; Pressured by her unscrupulous family to marry a wealthy man she detests, the young Clarissa Harlowe is tricked into fleeing with the witty and debonair Robert Lovelace. He, however, proves himself to be an untrustworthy rake whose vague promises of marriage are accompanied by unwelcome advances. Pressured by her unscrupulous family to marry a wealthy man she detests, the young Clarissa Harlowe is tricked into fleeing with the witty and debonair Robert Lovelace and places herself under his protection. Lovelace, however, proves himself to be an untrustworthy rake whose vague promises of marriage are accompanied by unwelcome and increasingly brutal sexual advances. And yet, Clarissa finds his charm alluring, her scrupulous sense of virtue tinged with unconfessed desire. Told through a complex series of interweaving letters, "Clarissa" is a richly ambiguous study of a fatally attracted couple and a work of astonishing power and immediacy. A huge success when it first appeared in 1747, and translated into French and German, it remains one of the greatest of all European novels. Subjects; England — Social life and customs — Fiction. General & literary fiction ; Novels, other prose & writers ; Literary studies: 16th to 18th centuries. Fiction / Classics. England - Fiction. Kidnapping - Fiction. Young women - Crimes against - Fiction. Genres; Bibliography. Epistolary fiction. Novel. 1 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sammelband of six works by Paine, including a printing of Common Sense]

      Dublin 1792 - Collations as below. Contemporary calf, very worn. Housed in a cloth box. Provenance: Richard Burke, Gurteen Lodge (early Irish owner's inscription) Sammelband of Thomas Paine pamphlets, including an unusual Dublin piracy of a Philadelphia edition of Common Sense. 1) Common Sense addressed to the Inhabitants of America . new edition, with several additions . Philadelphia [but Dublin?]: W. and T. Bradford, 1791. 99, [1]pp. Gimbel CS-66; Evans 23658; ESTC W20054. 2) Rights of Man: being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution . Dublin: G. Burnet [and others],1791. 71, [1]pp. ESTC N13088. 3) Rights of Man. Part the second. Combining Principle and Practice . third edition . Dublin: Byrne, 1792. viii, 75, [1]pp. ESTC N13106. 4) A Letter addressed to the Abbe Raynal on the Affairs of North-America . Philadelphia printed, Dublin reprinted: Lynch [and others], 1782. vii, [1], 76pp. ESTC T5831; Adams 82-66h. 5) [A letter to the Earl of Shelburne, now Marquis of Lansdowne, on his speech, July 10, 1782, respecting the acknowledgement of American independence . Dublin: Burnet (and others), 1791]. [1-2], [5]-48pp. With the half title, but lacks the title page. ESTC T5853. 6) Letter addressed to the Addressers on the Late Proclamation . Dublin: Burnet [and others], 1792. [4], 52pp. Minor loss to final leaf. ESTC N1628. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Law of Damages. Dublin, 1792

      1792 - An Early English Treatise on the Law of Damages Sayer, Joseph. The Law of Damages. Dublin: Printed by J. Moore, 1792. xiv, 248 pp. 12mo. (6-3/4" x 4"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets and early hand-lettered title to spine. Rubbed with waer to spine ends, corners bumped, joints and hinges starting. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in places, later annotation and owner signature to front free endpaper. $500. * Only Dublin edition, a reissue the only London edition, 1770. Arranged in 36 concise chapters, this pioneering treatise outlines the law of damages as it stood in the late eighteenth century. Holdsworth notes that principles are "clearly stated." He also notes that the information is "rather meagre" due to the undeveloped state of the subject in Sayer's day. Holdsworth, A History of English Law XII:394. English Short-Title Catalogue N10252.

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        Dubbj amorosi, altri dubbj, e sonetti lussuriosi. dedicati al clero. Edizione più d'ogni altra corretta.In Roma, nella Stamperia Vaticana con privilegio di sua Santità [ma Parigi, Girouard], 1792.

      In Roma, nella Stamperia Vaticana con privilegio di sua Santità [ma Parigi, Girouard] 1792 - Cm. 18, pp. (4) 68. La dedicatoria recita: "Agl"Eminentissimi Cardinali agl"illustrissimi e Reverendissimi Arcivescovi e Vescovi, alli Cubicularj di Sua Santità alli Protonotarj Apostolici, a tutto il Clero regolare e secolare, non meno che a tutte le Reverendissime Madri in Christo, Florindo Rompiculo stampatore, quest"operetta umilmente dona, consacra e dedica". Legatura antica in piena perg. rigida rimontata. Sporadiche e trascurabili macchiette. Esemplare ben conservato, marginoso ed in barbe. Pietro Aretino (1492-1556), fu autore tra i più controversi e scomodi del Rinascimento, tanto da meritarsi l'appellativo dell'Ariosto che lo definì "il flagello dei principi". Celebre e rarissima edizione uscita dai torchi del parigino Girouard in limitatissimo numero di esemplari. Nelle ultime tre carte dopo l"ultimo sonetto (nr. XXVI) si trova il seguente componimento "Nicolò Franco all'Arcidivino Pietro Aretino, flagello de" Cazzi". Cfr. Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire des Jeux, Faisant suite aux Tome III (Ière partie) des Mathématiques. Encyclopédie méthodique par ordre des matières: Mathématique, Tome III, IIe partie.

      A Paris, Chez Panckoucke, M. DCC. XCII 1792, - in-4to, III (+ 1 blanc) + 316 p., texte à double col., pages non coupées & non couronnées, qqs cahiers brunis & qqs cahiers impr. sur papier bleuâtre + 16 planches gravées dont 6 à double-page, cartonnage original muet d?époque. cartonnage solide. Première édition de ce ?Dictionnaire des Jeux? faisant partie de l?Encyclopédie méthodique? 2ème partie des mathématiques (Amusemens des Sciences Mathématiques &c.). Faisant déscription de ca. 90 jeux d?intérieur et d?extérieur.Illustré de 16 planches gravées num. de 1 à 16, a savoir: Pl. 1: Tableau du Jeu de Belle / 2) (ancien jeu de) Billard / 3) Tableau du Jeu de Biribu / 4) Damier à la Polonaise, et les pièces du Jeu / 5) Délassemens de Mars. Tableau du Jeu (planche double) / 6) Domino Tableau du Jeu / 7) Echecs Un Echiquier et pieces du jeu / 8) Tableau Jeu de la Guerre / 9) Tableau du Jeu de l?Hymen (double pl.) / 10) Lindor (cartes à jouer) Tableau du Jeu / 11) Mappe-Monde Tableau du Jeu (double pl.) / 12) Marine. Tableau du Jeu (double pl.) / 13) ?Jeu de l?Oie, Tableau du Jeu (double pl.) / 14) Poule de Henri IV Tableau du Jeu (double pl.) / 15) Tableau du Jeu de quatre-fleurs / 16) Trictrac, et Pièces du Jeu.Title with engraved vignette, numerous illustrations of all sorts of table and party games on 16 engraved plates, of which 6 double-page, texts in 2 columns. Plates show table games, like chess, billiards, dominoes, different games of goose, land, sea & war games, geographical game, card games, etc. Alphabetically arranged some ninty games are described with all their rules and special terminology. This original volume, formed part of the 2 volumes on mathematical games, this being the second part complete on games and pastimes. The enormous project of the ?Encyclopédie méthodique?, was arranged and published on almost all subjects between 1792 and 1823. The present part on games and pastimes was the only one published separately, in France & Italy.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Brunet II, 973-974 (l?Encyclopédie Méthodique). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels through Arabia, and other Countries in the East

      Edinburgh: for R. Morison and Son, G. Mudie, and T. Vernor,, 1792. Translated into English by Robert Heron. With Notes by the Translator. 2 volumes, octavo in half-sheets (206 × 125 mm). Contemporary speckled half sheep, smooth spines gilt-ruled in compartments, red morocco labels, volume numbers gilt, marbled sides. Folding map frontispiece to each volume, respectively "Chart of the Persian Gulf" and "The Red Sea, or Arabic Gulph", further folding map of Yemen, 10 copper-engraved plates of views and costumes, mostly in Egypt or Yemen. Contemporary engraved bookplate to front pastedowns; later bookseller's ticket of Galloway and Porter, Cambridge, to vol. 1. Sides and extremities rubbed, small chip to head of vol. 1 front joint, superficial partial cracking to vol. 2 front joint, tips worn, pastedowns and free endpapers marked from adhesive used in original binding, offsetting to the latter from bookplates, a few trivial marks to text, maps lightly offset, pale marginal spotting to a few plates, closed tear to vol. 1 folding map of Yemen touching the cartouche, all lettering intact, short closed tear to bottom edge of vol. 2 sig. F1, tiny hole to S2 costing half a letter. A very good copy, complete with the half-titles and the errata leaf to the rear of vol. 1. First edition in English of the two sole eyewitness accounts of the 1761-7 Danish expedition to Arabia, the first great scientific expedition to the Middle East, by its only survivor, the German-born surveyor Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815). Complete copies with all plates, the half-titles and the errata leaf are rare. The first volume is an abridged translation of Niebuhr's Beschreibung von Arabien (1772), a description of the original expedition to Yemen. The second excerpts his Reisebeschreibung von Arabien und andern umliegenden Ländern (1774-8), and is almost entirely devoted to the peoples of Arabia and the Persian Gulf, with a brief relation of his return journey from India via Muscat and the Gulf to Bushire, and thence overland to Europe. The expedition, originally intended to "illustrate certain passages of the Old Testament … rapidly blossomed into a full-fledged scientific expedition", comprising six members (Howgego). The party left Copenhagen in early 1761, travelling via Constantinople to Alexandria and spending a year in Egypt, ascending the Nile and exploring Sinai. They then crossed from Suez to Jeddah and sailed down the Arabian coast to al-Luhayyah in Yemen, making frequent landfalls, before continuing overland to Sana'a via Mocha, with two members of the party dying en route. On returning to Mocha, the remaining four collapsed with fever and were put on a ship bound for Bombay, with only Niebuhr surviving the sea voyage. He remained in India until late 1764, when he sailed for Muscat, eventually reaching Copenhagen in November 1767, and receiving financial assistance to compile the Beschreibung, which has long been considered one of the classic accounts of the geography, people, antiquities and archaeology of the Arabian Peninsula and wider Middle East, with maps which "remained in use for over 100 years" (ibid.) The second volume is one of the most detailed English accounts of the Arabian Peninsula in the 18th century. In addition to chapters on the Hejaz, the Nejd, Yemen, and Oman, and general accounts of Arabian culture, religion, science, and natural history, there is much valuable information on today's Gulf states, including a remarkable section on the "Principality of Seer" (pp. 123-4): a "sovereignty extend[ing] along the Persian Gulph" and encompassing "Dsjulfar" (Julfar, a former name for Ra's al-Khaymah), and "Scharedsje" (Sharjah). The "Prince of Seer", whose navy is "one of the most considerable in the Persian Gulf", is evidently Shaykh Rashid bin Matar Al Qasimi (r. 1760-77), the second-recorded head of the Al Qasimi dynasty, the modern rulers of the emirates of Sharjah and Ra's al-Khaymah. The territory of the Al Qasimi tribe is clearly delineated in the map frontispiece of the first volume, which also accurately situates the "Beni Ass" — the Bani Yas, antecedents of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi — in their ancestral homeland around the Liwa oasis. There are similar sections on Kuwait (pp. 127-8) and Bahrain (pp. 152-3), making this a singularly important account of the Gulf in this still-obscure period.

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        Kupferstich- Karte, b. F.G. Baumgarten in Lpz. und S. Schropp in Berlin, "Karte vom Fürstenthum Anspach oder Onolzbach oder Burggrafthum unterhalb des Gebürges (Principatus Onoldinus) nach besten Hülfsquellen entworffen und mit Aprobation der Königl. Acad.der Wiss. zu Berlin herausgegeben 1792. Corrig. v. S.".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, dat. 1792, 55,5 x 53 (H) Seltene Karte, nicht bei Cartographia Bavariae. - Reicht von Kitzingen im Norden bis Nördlingen im Süden, von Crailsheim im Westen bis Lauf an der Pegnitz im Osten; abgesehen von wenigen restaurierten kleineren Läsuren in gutem Zustand.

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        Code français, ou recueil général des décrets de l'Assemblée nationale, sanctionnés par le Roi.

      Paris, Gueffier, 1790-1792, pleine basane racinée de l'époque, dos ornés, très lég. manque de cuir sur le bas du dos du 6e volume. -Cernes clairs et mouillures (sans gêne pour la lecture) sur l'ensemble des ff. du dernier vol. ; petits trous sur le premier f. et le dernier du dernier vol., ayant entraîné la perte de qq. lettres (sans gravité). -1 tableau dépl. h.t. imp. recto-verso dans le tome 3. - 16 tomes en 8 volumes in-8 ; Le tome XVI contient les Tables générales chronologiques et méthodiques des matières [et alphabétiques], 295 pages, ainsi que l'Ordre chronologique des décrets, 120 pages.Très rare complet. Le CCFr. n'en localise qu'un seul exemplaire complet (B.N.F.).

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        The Life of Joseph Balsamo, Commonly Called Count [Alessandro di] Cagliostro: Containing the Singular and uncommon Adventures of that extraordinary Personage . . . To Which Are Added, The Particulars of his Trial before the Inquisition [etc.]

      Printed for Messrs. P. Byrne [and six others], Dublin 1792 - Contemporary sprinkled calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, quite rubbed, else clean and well preserved; eight copies in ESTC The principal contemporary account (and sole Irish edition) of the Italian adventurer widely featured in literature (Dumas, Goethe, and Tolstoy, among many others), music, film, and television, ultimately tried as a Freemason and sentenced to death [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels through Arabia, and other Countries in the East. Translated into English by Robert Heron. With Notes by the Translator.

      Edinburgh: for R. Morison and Son, G. Mudie, and T. Vernor, 1792 - 2 volumes, octavo in half-sheets (206 × 125 mm). Contemporary speckled half sheep, smooth spines gilt-ruled in compartments, red morocco labels, volume numbers gilt, marbled sides. Contemporary engraved bookplate to front pastedowns; later bookseller's ticket of Galloway and Porter, Cambridge, to vol. 1. Sides and extremities rubbed, small chip to head of vol. 1 front joint, superficial partial cracking to vol. 2 front joint, tips worn, pastedowns and free endpapers marked from adhesive used in original binding, offsetting to the latter from bookplates, a few trivial marks to text, maps lightly offset, pale marginal spotting to a few plates, closed tear to vol. 1 folding map of Yemen touching the cartouche, all lettering intact, short closed tear to bottom edge of vol. 2 sig. F1, tiny hole to S2 costing half a letter. A very good copy, complete with the half-titles and the errata leaf to the rear of vol. 1. Folding map frontispiece to each volume, respectively "Chart of the Persian Gulf" and "The Red Sea, or Arabic Gulph", further folding map of Yemen, 10 copper-engraved plates of views and costumes, mostly in Egypt or Yemen. First edition in English of the two sole eyewitness accounts of the 1761-7 Danish expedition to Arabia, the first great scientific expedition to the Middle East, by its only survivor, the German-born surveyor Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815). Complete copies with all plates, the half-titles and the errata leaf are rare. The first volume is an abridged translation of Niebuhr's Beschreibung von Arabien (1772), a description of the original expedition to Yemen. The second excerpts his Reisebeschreibung von Arabien und andern umliegenden Ländern (1774-8), and is almost entirely devoted to the peoples of Arabia and the Persian Gulf, with a brief relation of his return journey from India via Muscat and the Gulf to Bushire, and thence overland to Europe. The expedition, originally intended to "illustrate certain passages of the Old Testament rapidly blossomed into a full-fledged scientific expedition", comprising six members (Howgego). The party left Copenhagen in early 1761, travelling via Constantinople to Alexandria and spending a year in Egypt, ascending the Nile and exploring Sinai. They then crossed from Suez to Jeddah and sailed down the Arabian coast to al-Luhayyah in Yemen, making frequent landfalls, before continuing overland to Sana'a via Mocha, with two members of the party dying en route. On returning to Mocha, the remaining four collapsed with fever and were put on a ship bound for Bombay, with only Niebuhr surviving the sea voyage. He remained in India until late 1764, when he sailed for Muscat, eventually reaching Copenhagen in November 1767, and receiving financial assistance to compile the Beschreibung, which has long been considered one of the classic accounts of the geography, people, antiquities and archaeology of the Arabian Peninsula and wider Middle East, with maps which "remained in use for over 100 years" (ibid.) The second volume is one of the most detailed English accounts of the Arabian Peninsula in the 18th century. In addition to chapters on the Hejaz, the Nejd, Yemen, and Oman, and general accounts of Arabian culture, religion, science, and natural history, there is much valuable information on today's Gulf states, including a remarkable section on the "Principality of Seer" (pp. 123-4): a "sovereignty extend[ing] along the Persian Gulph" and encompassing "Dsjulfar" (Julfar, a former name for Ra's al-Khaymah), and "Scharedsje" (Sharjah). The "Prince of Seer", whose navy is "one of the most considerable in the Persian Gulf", is evidently Shaykh Rashid bin Matar Al Qasimi (r. 1760-77), the second-recorded head of the Al Qasimi dynasty, the modern rulers of the emirates of Sharjah and Ra's al-Khaymah. The territory of the Al Qasimi tribe is clearly delineated in the map frontispiece of the first volume, which also accurately situates the "Beni Ass" — the Bani Yas, antecedents of the rul [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Travels through Arabia and other Countries in the East

      First English edition. 3 large folding maps and 10 plates. 8vo. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked, old spines laid down, red morocco labels, gilt. xx, 454, [1]; xii, 439pp. Edinburgh: Pr. for R. Morison and Son,

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        Befestigungsplan von Strasbourg und Kehl ('Die Stadt und Festung Strassburg mit der Reichsfestung Kehl. - Nr. 4.').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly in Wien, dat. 1792, 38 x 54,5

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        Beiträge zur Aesthetik der Baukunst oder die Grundgesetze der plastischen Form, nachgewiesen an den Haupttheilen der griechischen Architectur.

      Wolff aus Kassel (1792-1869) Steinmetz, Architekt und Architekturschriftsteller, Prof. in Kassel.

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        COLLECTIONS FOR AN HISTORY OF SANDWICH IN KENT. With notices of the other cinque ports and members, and of Richborough.

      Canterbury. Printed for the author by Simmons, Kirkby and Jones.1792 ( but dated incorrectly 1892 as are all copies). Two parts bound as one. [10], viii, 877, [ 6] pages. Complete with 52 engravings of views, plans, pedigrees, maps etc., as listed; though some are bound out of order. Contemporary full calf, sometime re-backed with the original spine laid down. 275 x 220 mm. First edition. Some browning and foxing, but not as severe as is often the case. A very good copy of this scarce history, complete with half-title; the preliminary subscribers' list, which was often discarded when bound, and the 'Erratum' pasted to the blank verso of the title.

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        Fábulas Literarias

      Imprenta Real, Madrid 1792 - Pasta española algo rozada en la parte inferior del lomo, cortes tintados, papel sin grandes señales de oxido, guardas de época.Sello anterior bibliotecaRaro ejemplar que añade 3 fábulas a las 67 de anteriores ediciones, 2 en verso y una bosquejada en prosa, escritas cuando ya estaba enfermo el autor.Tomás Iriarte (1750-1791) nacido en Santa Cruz de Tenerife y muerto en Madrid a los cuarenta y un años fue un escritor ilustrado que pasa, en competencia con Samaniego, por ser inventor de un nuevo género literario que tuvo destacado éxito: las fábulas literarias. 174 pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vue des environs de Lausanne

      Artist: Lory/ Biedermann G / JJ; issued in: ; date: ca 1792 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 33 x 49; - description: Splendourful view of the city and environment of Lausanne with the lake Geneve

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        Herr Poirets bref om Numidien. I sammandrag.

      - Stockholm, Kungl. ordens-tryckeriet, 1792. 8:o. (7),+ (blank),+ 215,+ (9) s. Enstaka fläckar och lagerfläckar. Sammanbunden med:FORTIS, Abbé Albert. Bref om Morlackerna. Öfwersatte af Samuel Ödman. Göteborg, Samuel Norberg, 1792. 8:o. 64 s. Fläckigt titelblad. Sammanbunden med: TOPHAM, Edward. Bref om Skottland; af E. Topham. Öfversättning från tyskan. Stockholm, Johan A. Carlbohm/ Isaac Utters förlag, 1798. 8:o. (4),+ 164 s. Något nött samtida hfrbd, rikt guldornerad rygg med beige och brun titeletikett, marmorerade pärmpapper. Bläckplump på övre snittet som delvis färgat nr på pappret. Äldre namnteckning på frampärmens insida och med kraftigt överkryssad namnteckning på titelbladet. Det ena titelfältet med texten ?Ödmanns samlade öfversättningar? och det andra med ?Poirets bref? Samlingsband med tre översättningar och bearbetningar av Samuel Ödmann. Poiret är översatt efter den tyska upplagan från 1789 och avslutas med en förteckning på Numidiens fauna och flora. Fortis bok behandlar Dalmatien, då fortfarande under Ottomanskt styre. pch är en översättning av ett av breven i Fortis? ?Viaggio in Dalmatia?, som utkom 1774. Verket översattes snabbt till både franska och tyska. Ödmanns översättning är troligen efter den tyska upplagan. Tophams resa är ett av de första verken på svenska om Skottland. Det är översatt av Samuel Ödmann efter en tysk upplaga utgiven året efter det engelska originalet från 1776 ?Letters from Edinburgh; written in the years 1774 and 1775? Det är även ett av de första verken på svenska som behandlar golf: ?Skottarne hafva i öfrigt et aldeles egit tidsfördrif, som kallas Golf,.? (s 51f.).

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        Troisième collection / Cinquième [. quinzième] recueils de pièces trouvées dans les papier du sieur Delaporte, intendant de la liste civile, déposées en originaux au Comité général de surveillance de l'Assemblée Nationale.

      Paris, Imprimerie Nationale 1792 - 11 pièces en un volume in-8. demi-basane blonde, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, pièce de titre brique, tranches jaunes (reliure de l'époque). Dos un peu frotté. Notre recueil présente, dans un immense désordre, la majeure partie des différentes Pièces trouvées dans les papiers de MM. de Montmorin, Laporte, intendants de la liste civile, D'Abancourt, ex-ministre, et à l'hôtel Massiac ; dont les originaux sont en dépôt au comité de surveillance de l'Assemblée nationale. Imprimées par ordre de l'Assemblée nationale. Il comprend aussi le décret de l'Assemblée nationale du 16 août 1792 sur l'impression et l'envoi aux départements et aux armées des papiers répertoriés (cf. pièce 10 de la seconde série). Nommé intendant de la liste civile avec le titre de ministre de la maison du Roi le 3 janvier 1791, Arnaud II de Laporte (1737-1792) était rentré d'émigration pour occuper ce poste essentiel à la résistance royale contre l'emballement de la Révolution. Ce fut lui qui centralisa la répartition des subsides secrets destinés à acheter publicistes et chansonniers. Après le 10 août, la saisie et l'impression des papiers attestant de cette activité occulte fut ordonnée par l'Assemblée. L'on a ainsi, dans l'ordre du recueil I. Sixième et septième recueils (20 pp.). - II. Huitième recueil (8 pp.). - III. Neuvième recueil (26-11 pp.). - IV. Dixième recueil (.). Ces pièces prouvent évidemment que Louis XVI avoit conservé un grand attachement pour ses anciens Gardes-du-Corps, puisqu'il les faisoit payer à Coblentz. Le 21 août 1792 (41 pp.). V. Onzième recueil. Correspondance entre lui et le sieur Morizot, avocat, et la ci-devant marquise de Grésigny, dont les originaux sont déposés au comité de surveillance (18 pp.). VI. Douzième recueil. Plan d'une constitution libre, corrigé de la main de M. Laporte ; précédé du procès-verbal de l'inventaire de cette pièce, laquelle pièce a été déposée au Comité de surveillance et de sûreté générale par MM. les commissaires nommés pour l'inventaire des papiers de la liste civile (60 pp.). - VII. Treizième recueil (28 pp.). - VIII. Quatorzième recueil (4 pp.). - IX. Quinzième recueil (10 pp.). - X. Troisième collection (10 pp., a été placée après la pièce 10 du second recueil). - XI. Cinquième recueil (16 pp.). A la suite, se trouvent douze autres pièces, dont seules les deux premières concernent le dépouillement des papiers de la liste civile : 1. GOHIER (Louis-Jérôme) : Rapport sur les papiers inventoriés dans les bureaux de la liste civile ; fait à la séance du dimanche matin 16 septembre 1792 ; imprimé par ordre de l'Assemblée Nationale. Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1792, 24 pp. - 2. Déclaration faite au Comité de surveillance de l'Assemblée Nationale. Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1792, 7 pp. - 3. Procès-verbal de la Convention Nationale. Séance du mardi 11 décembre 1792. [Paris], Imprimerie Nationale, s.d. [1792], 27 pp. - 4. Extrait d'un livre d'ordre ou journal militaire, trouvé sur un émigré, et dont la Convention Nationale a ordonné l'impression et l'envoie aux 83 départemens, par décret du 4 octobre 1792. [Paris], Imprimerie Nationale, s.d. [1792], 55 pp. - 5. Appels nominaux faits dans les séances des 15 & 19 janvier 1793, sur ces trois questions : 1° Louis Capet est-il coupable de conspiration contre la liberté publique, & d'attentats contre la sûreté générale de l'Etat. - 2° Le jugement de la Convention nationale contre Louis Capet sera t-il soumis à la ratification du peuple ? - 3° Y aura t-il un sursis, oui ou non, à l'exécution du décret qui condamne Louis Capet ? Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1793, 71 pp. - 6. Appel nominal, extrait du procès-verbal de la séance permanente de la Convention nationale, des 16 et 17 janvier 1793, sur cette question : Quelle peine sera infligée à Louis ? Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, s.d. [1793], 43 pp. - 7. Testament de Louis XVI. Précédé des détails sur tout ce qui s'est passé avant et après l'exécution. [Paris], Imprimerie de la Feuille de Paris, s.d. [1793], 8 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Encourage of the Artists. To her grace Elisabeth Duchess of Buccleugh

      Artist: Pergolesi Michael Angelo; issued in: London; date: ca 1792 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: gouache; - condition: Perfect condition; - size (in cm): 42 x 28,5; - description: Dekorative representation of mural ornament with equal felicity

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        Voyages to the Coast of Africa

      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, as carried on at Senegal and Galam. First English edition. Large folding map. 8vo. Contemporary tree calf, spine gilt, black morocco label to spine, headcap chipped, joints reinforced, some minor scattered foxing. viii, 500pp. London, Robinson,

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        LE FÉDÉRALISTE, OU COLLECTION DE QUELQUES ÉCRITS EN FAVEUR DE LA CONSTITUTION PROPOSÉE AUX ÉTATS-UNIS DE L'AMÉRIQUE, PAR LA CONVENTION CONVOQUÉE EN 1787.

      Paris: Chez Buisson, 1792. - Two volumes. [5],xxii-lii,366; [4],511pp. Half titles. Contemporary French half calf, modestly gilt, salmon-colored boards with vellum corners. A lovely, uncut copy. First French edition, variant issue, of this classic of American political theory. This is also the first edition to identify the otherwise anonymous authors, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. Another French edition, with a long introduction by M. Trudaine de la Sablière, the French translator, was also published by Buisson in 1792, and its omission explains the pagination in the present item. The present variant retains the original titlepage, with John Jay's name misspelled as "Gay," and uses the same sheets from the other 1792 printing. This French translation was the first to appear after the original first printing of 1788, in accord with the definite sympathies which existed between the two countries. HOWES H114, "aa." SABIN 23993. FORD 18. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 19. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 234.

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        En resa på neger-kusten til Kongl. hofvet i Dahomej, af Ängelske handels agenten Norris år 1772. Öfversatt af Sam. Ödman.

      - Götheborg, Sam Norberg, 1792. 12:o. 60 s. Sammanbunden med:LESSEPS, Jean Baptiste Barthelemy de. Resa genom Kamtschatka och Sibirien år 1787 och 1788, af herr von Lesseps. Sammandrag. Uppsala, Joh. Edmans enka, 1793. 8:o. (4),+ 191 s. Småfläckar, något större fläck s. 79-80. Sammanbunden med:MUNTER, M. Fredrik. Utdrag af prof. Fridric Munters resa genom Neapel, åren 1785 och 1786. Samt beskrivning af det, år 1783, genom jordbävning förstörda Calabrien och Messina. Upsala, J. F. Edman, 1794. (4),+ 140 s. Lagerfläckar, reva s. 13-14. Sammanbunden med:FERRIÈRES-SAUVEBOEUF, Louis François de. Resa genom Turkiet åren 1786 och följande. I sammandrag. Stockholm, Johan A. Carlbohm, 1794. 8:o. (4),+ 107,+ (1) s. Lagerfläckar, fuktrand i övre inre hörn s. 93-107. Något nött samtida hfrbd, rikt guldornerad rygg med beige och brun titeletikett, marmorerade pärmpapper. Äldre namnteckning på frampärmens insida och med kraftigt överkryssad namnteckning på titelbladet. Det ena titelfältet med texten ?Ödmanns samlade öfversättningar? och det andra med ?Norris Lesseps Munters Sauvebo resor? Samlingsband med fyra översättningar och sammandrag av Samuel Ödmann. Det första arbetet är från den tyska översättningen av "Memoirs of the reign of Bossa Ahadee, King of Dahomej", London 1789. Det andra arbetets franska original ?Journal historique du voyage de Mr. Lesseps? utkom i Paris 1790 men Ödmann har gjort sin sammandrag efter J. R. Forsters tyska översättning i ?Magazin der neuesten Reisebeschreibungen? Lesseps följde 1785 som rysk tolk med på Perouses olyckliga världsomsegling, men han lämnade 1787 expeditionen i Kamtjatka för att landvägen ta sig hem till Paris, dit han anlände 1788 med de första rapporterna om expeditionen. Det tredje arbetet är efter Fredrik Munters "Efterrettningar om begge Sicilierne", som utkom i Köpenhamn 1778 i två delar. M. Fredrik Munter var teologie professor i Köpenhamn. Detta utdrag innehåller en av de första större presentationerna av Paestum på svenska. Pompeji beskrivs på sid. 38-42 och templen i Paestum sid. 49-54. Det franska originalet av Ferriéres-Sauveboef ?Mémoires historiques, politiques et géographiques des voyages .? utkom i Paris 1790. Men Samuel Ödmann har utgått från Forsters tyska upplaga som utkom i Berlin 1794. Ferrières-Sauveboef tillbringade åren 1782-89 i Levanten, men på vilket uppdrag är okänt. Han utförde uppenbarligen en del diplomatiska uppdrag åt den franske ambassadören Vergennes och han är i sin skildring mycket kritisk mot dennes mer kände efterträdare, Choiseul-Gouffier. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Encyclopédie méthodique. Dictionaire des jeux avec les planches relatives, faisant suite aux amusemens des sciences mathématiques &c.Padua, 1800. Large 4to (31 x 23 cm). With engraved illustration on title-page, and 13 engraved plates (5 folding) by P. Scattaglia. Contemporary stiff paper wrappers.

      Bibl. Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana 3552; Cat. Schaakboekerij Niemeijer 786*; ICCU 120781. First separately published edition of an encyclopedia of games (mainly board and parlour games, but also including some outdoor sports and ball games). The plates, engraved by P. Scattaglia, show board games like chess, dominoes, different games of goose, strategic war games, card games, etc., but also billiards. Alphabetically arranged, it describes some eighty games with all their rules and special terminology.It is based on the volume devoted to games in Panckoucke's Encyclopédie méthodique, an enormous encyclopedia devoted to various subjects, published mostly from 1792 to 1823. The encyclopedia volume, edited by Jacques Lacombe, also included conjuring tricks and scientific and mathematical games, which are left out in the present publication.With some occasional minor foxing and water stains, but otherwise in very good condition and wholly untrimmed, leaving wide margins. Paper wrappers water stained and worn, spine damaged.

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        Le Paradis Perdu, poëme par Milton; Édition en Anglais et en Français, Ornée de douze Estampes imprimées en couleur d'aprés les Tableaux de M. Schall . . .

      Paris: chez Defer de Maisonneuve, rue du Foin S. Jacques, no. 11, 1792. First Edition, Second Issue (preferred) by Maisonneuve, one of the earliest examples of coloring printing (preceded in France only by Sergent's Portraits des grands hommes), in magnificent French eighteenth-century calf. Parallel texts in English and French, the latter a prose translation by Nicolas François Dupré de Saint-Maur (first published 1729), revised for this edition by C. J. Chéron de Boismorand. Two volumes, royal 4to: [4],viii,391,[1]; [4],377,[1]pp, with half-titles and 11 (of 12) color stipple-engraved, unlettered proof plates on papier vélin, by Bonnefoy, Clément, Colibert, Demonchy, and Gautier after paintings by Schall. The plate for Book II never bound in. Full period marbled calf with gilt-tooled borders, turn-ins and spine, red morocco lettering and green numbering pieces gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, plates with tissue guards laid in. Title-pages with signature of Joseph Robert Hownam. A superb, wide-margined set, clean, crisp and bright--a spectacular production of one of the earliest works with engravings printed in color. Brunet III: 1731. ESTC T134616. Cohen De Ricci 708. Lewine, p. 358. Christies Sale 5380, Lot 106. Joseph Robert Hownam (whose book this was) served in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars at Copenhagen, Madeira, and in the Mediterranean, and later gained notoriety as part of the retinue of Queen Caroline, testifying in divorce proceedings brought by the Prince Regent. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fine.

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        Kleine okonomische und cameralistische Schriften

      Kopenhagen und Leipzig, Friedrich Christian Pelt, 1792 - [Attributes: 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 MUSOGULGES, OR CREEK CONFEDERACY, AND THE COUNTRY OF THE CHACTAWS.

      London 1792 - 520 pages. Folding map and seven plates, one folding. “The classic southern natural history and exploration, with much on the Southern Indian tribes.” “.a work of high character.” Howes B223. First England edition, interior tight, minor foxing, a few pages stained, nicks, rebound in full leather, gold stamping, raised bands. Protected by a clear acid-free mylar dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Opera, cum variis lectionibus, notis variorum, et indice locupletissimo.

      Excudebant Gul. Browne, et Joh. Warren, Londini [London] 1792 - 2 vols., 4to, pp. [iv], xlix, [i], 646; [iv], 532, 196 + engraved portrait frontispiece (bound after title-page). Contemporary straight-grained red morocco, boards bordered with a pair of double gilt rules interlocking at the centre of each edge around a gilt oval, spines divided by double raised bands between and enclosing gilt rules, second and third compartments gilt-lettered direct, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. Frontispiece spotted and with a small dampstain to upper inside corner, also offset onto dedication leaf, a few gatherings spotted, two leaves with a small piece torn from blank edge. Spines lightly sunned, a bit of rubbing around the edges, a few small scrapes to boards. Milltown Park library stamp to dedication in vol. 1 and title-page in vol. 2 and their shelfmark label to front pastedowns, along with the William O'Brien bequest label and, in vol. 1, a gift inscription to initial blank giving the book to Alfred Walmsley, from his great uncle Richard Besley, a clipped catalogue description (for the large paper version) to verso of vol. 1 flyleaf. A very nicely bound copy of the luxurious regular-paper issue of Combe's Horace. The generous margins mean that it is often mistaken for the 25-copy large-paper issue, though that is even larger. This copy is nonetheless slightly taller than usual, preserving some deckle edges and with the leaves measuring 28.5cm tall while ESTC records the small-paper issue as 27.8cm (compared to the large-paper at 35cm). The project was originally conceived by the physician Charles Combe (1743-1817) together with the classical scholar Henry Homer (1752-1791), but the latter died before it was completed and Combe saw it through alone. The result is a pleasing and well-edited edition, although the proof-reading was not the most careful and Combe was attacked in print by Homer's teacher, Samuel Parr, sparking a brief war of words. ESTC T46149. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Das Berg Schloss Greiffenstein an der Donau. Altkolorierte Umrißradierung nach der Natur gezeichnet und radiert v. Johann Adam Klein (1792 Nürnberg - München 1875). Wien, Artaria Comp. 1812, 26 x 37 cm

      - Jahn 100 - nicht in Nebehay-W.- Papier Honig.- Der Maler, Zeichner, Lithograf und Radierer Johann Adam Klein wurde im November 1792 in Nürnberg geboren und von A. Gabler im Kupferstich ausgebildet. Er ging 1811 nach Wien, kehrte 1815 nach Nürnberg zurück und kam 1816 mit Johann Christian Erhard wieder nach Wien, wo er Studienwanderungen in die Umgebung der Stadt unternahm, um 1818 auch durch Salzburg und das Salzkammergut. Der begabte Zeichner und Radierer wurde von Staatskanzler Clemens Fürst Metternich und König Maximilian von Bayern gefördert und lebte später in München, wo er 1875 starb.- Sehr schönes, breitrandiges Exemplar.

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        Régénération des Colonies, ou moyens de restituer graduellement aux hommes leur état politique, et d?assurer la prospérité des Nations ; et Moyens pour rétablir promptement l?ordre dans les Colonies Françaises.

      Imprimerie du Cercle Social, et chez Girod et Tessier, A Paris 1792 - In-8 broché de 111 pp., couverture de l'époque. Édition originale de ce courageux plaidoyer pour l'abolition de l'esclavage. A.-J.-T. Bonnemain, (1756-1807), avocat, puis administrateur du district de Troyes en 1790, fut élu député de l?Aube à la Convention où il siégea à côté de la Gironde. Membre de la première Société des Amis des Noirs, son engagement antiesclavagiste est surtout connu par cet ouvrage, prêt à la publication dès 1790, mais qui fut retardée. « De l?esclavage des nègres (et de la traite) : pourquoi et comment il faut (les) abolir. Avantages de cette abolition pour la population et pour l?activité économique. Bonnemain demande qu?on statue définitivement sur l?état civil et politique des hommes de couleur » (INED) . 1 tableau dépliant, trace de mouillure claire. Martin & Walter I, 4115 ; INED, 622. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Select views in Italy.

      London T. Chapman for John Smith William Byrne and John Emes -1796 1792 - 2 volumes in one, landscape folio (26 x 35.2 cm). Text in French and English. Engraved dedication to Queen Charlotte, general map of Italy and 72 engraved plates by J. Emes, W. Byrne and others after Smith, contemporary straight-grained crimson morocco gilt, gilt edges. Mainly marginal spotting to plates, some browning of text, table of plates misbound at end, a very handsome example. A fine copy with wide margins bound in contemporary crimson morocco. John 'Warwick' Smith lived and worked in Italy from 1776-1781 under the patronage of the Earl of Warwick. He was a leading member of the Watercolour Society and was elected its president in 1814. 'His Italian pictures, which he continued to produce for many years after his return to England, are considered Smith's best' (ODNB). ESTC T147454; Lowndes III, 2425. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HABSBURG - BROADSIDE: VORSTELLUNG DER BELEUCHTUNG WELCHE BEY ALLERHOECHSTER ANWESENHEIT SR. K. K. MAIESTÄT FRANZ II. UND DERO GEMALIN THERESIA, VON DEN HERREN BESITZERN. AM KORNMARKT HIER IN NÜRNBERG, VERANSTALTET WORDEN, D. 8. JUL. 1792

      Copper engraving (Very Good, soft folds and old repaired tear in white margins, collector's stamp on the back) 36,5 x 42 cm (14.4 x 16.5 inches). - Nuremberg: 1792. A rare broadside shows the decoration with lights and Habsburg insignia on the houses at the Kornmarkt in Nuremberg for the occassion of the visit of the newly crowned Holy Roman Emperor Francis II on July 8 1792. - This very rare broadside shows decoration on three houses in Nuremberg (Nürnberg) in Germany, celebrating the visit of Francis II (Franz II., 1768 – 1835), the last Holy Roman Emperor, and his wife Maria Teresa of the Two Sicilies on July 8th, just over a month after his coronation for the Holy Roman Emperor on June 6 1792. The broadside was engraved by Friedrich Albert Annert (1759 - 1800), a cartographer and engraver from Nuremberg, and was based on a drawing by Georg Friedrich Utz (or Uz; 1742-1796). G. F. Utz was an building inspector and architect in Nuremberg and his various works, from drawing to very rare maps appear in the archives: around 1770 he made a drawing of a Carthusian Monastery in Nuremberg, in 1773 he signed as an architect on a rare separately published copper engraved map of Poland Nova mappa geographica regni Poloniæ, magni dvcatvs Litvaniæ regni et dvcatvs occidentalis Borvssiæ., and in 1787 he made a map of the Netherlands with a title General-Karte über die VII Provinzen der vereinigten Niederlande, nebst dem Generalitæts-Lande. The broadside was a part of the collection of August Riedinger, as marked with a collector's stamp on the back. August Riedinger (1845 – 1919) was a German businessman, a balloon manufacturer and a patron of the arts. We could only trace two examples of this broadside in the institutions worldwide. References: Drugulin II, 5500; Lugt 167; Müller, Erste Fortsetzung des Verzeichnisses von Nürnbergischen topographisch-historischen Kupferstichen und Holzschnitten, Nürnberg 1801, S. 30; Thieme / Becker, p. 532; Tiggesbäumker, Günter: Die Reichsstadt Nürnberg und ihr Landgebiet im Spiegel alter Karten und Ansichten. Ausstellungskatalog der Stadtbibliothek Nürnberg Nr. 97. Nürnberg: Stadtbibliothek 1986, p. 61; Britta-Juliane Kruse, Witwen: Kulturgeschichte eines Standes in Spätmittelalter und Früher Neuzeit: Kulturgeschichte Eines Standes in Spatmittelalter Und Fruher Neuzeit, 2007, p. 510; Nürnberger Künstlerlexikon: Bildende Künstler, Kunsthandwerker, Gelehrte, p. 1569.

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