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        (City Plan, History of Cartography, England): Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster, the Borough of Southwark and parts adjoining, Shewing Every House

      London, 1792. This impressive and landmark map is engraved on 32 sheets (all present), tipped in individually within a later brown buckram binding (21.5 inches tall), which is a bit scuffed and rubbed. There is a red, gilt lettered title on the spine. Horwood was a surveyor and cartographer. The map, the largest printed in Britain at the time, was produced between 1792 and 1799, and was the work of a number of engravers under Horwood's direction. There is minimal browing in this example, with a bit of paper repair to the edges of several sheets, and 3-4 very small holes repaired and not affecting the image in a major way (very minimal image loss). The map was dedicated to the Trustees and Directors of the Phoenix Fire Office, although they did not fully fund the map's production (they gave him a loan). This example is the first issue of the map, which was reissued on several other occasions through 1819. Every house and major building is shown, although inclusion all the specific numbers proved too large a task. Each images measures roughly 21.5 x 20 inches; b&w as issued. References: Howgego, "Printed Maps of London," 200(1); "Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, Revised Ed."; entry by E. Baigent, DNB online (not in Worms and Baynton-Williams). Horwood's plates eventually went to William Faden, who updated them.. First Edition. Buckram. Very Good/No Jacket. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

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        [Untitled] London - Knightsbridge - West End

      London., 1792-94. Mount size: 735 × 1170 mm. Copperplate engraving with later hand colour. Fine condition. 2 sheets conjoined. Towards the end the of the eighteenth century London was undergoing a period of rapid growth and expansion, and developers and gentleman landowners had an urgent need for an up-to-date, detailed and accurate large scale plan of London. The last real attempt to do so was John Roque's wonderful plan in 1740 - a new large plan was clearly needed. John Horwood saw the need for such a plan, and began planning his map in the early 1790's. By the end of the decade he had acquired enough money, via subscription, to commence his survey, but not enough to complete it. He secured a loan to complete the survey from the Phoenix Fire Office, on the clear understanding that a precondition of the loan was to dedicate the map to them. The plan took a decade to complete. What makes Horwood's plan so special is that every property is shown individually. This plan covers Knightsbridge, Piccadilly, Hyde Park, St James's and the Brompton Road.

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        Two Hacks Belonging to Henry U. Reay of Burn Hall in the County of Durham Esq... [and] Two Hunters Belonging to Herny U. Reay of Burn Hall in the County of Durham Esq

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

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        Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster the Borough of Southwark and parts adjoining showing every house

      R. Horwood, 1792-99. Size: 3960 x 2190 mm. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Light offsetting to some sheets, areas of darkening along edges of some sheets, a couple of small paper cracks at lower right, but overall clean crisp and fresh. First edition of Richard Horwood's magnificent map of London, the 32 sheets joined together to form one enormous plan. This was probably the most important London map of the eighteenth century and shows the extent of the metropolis from Limehouse in the east, Brompton in the west, Kennington in the south and Islington in the north. Interestingly, the Tower of London was not shown for security reasons, and is left blank. London Bridge and Westminster Bridge were the only Thames crossings. The map is extraordinarily detailed, showing not only every house, but individual house numbers as well. Horwood remarked that he personally 'took every angle, measured every line and plotted and compared the whole work' himself. The map took him nine years to complete. Little is known about Horwood other than that he worked for the Phoenix Assurance Company, and died in 1802, after completing a similarly detailed and spectacular map of Liverpool. Title in oval cartouche at top right A fine copy of an important map. Howgego 200(1); Boyle, 29.

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        The Environs of London: Being An Historical Account Of The Towns, Villages, And Hamlets, Within Twelve Miles of that Capital: Interspersed With Biographical Anecdotes

      London: A. Strahan, For T. Cadell, 1792-1811. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary half brown calf and marbled boards rebacked, matching marbled endpapers with matching edges. Very good. 6 vols./No Dust Jacket. 28 x 23 cm. Vol. I, 593 pp. [Index of Names. General Index]. Vol. II, 598 pp. [Index of Arms]. Vol. III, 706 pp. [General Index]. Vol. IV, 724 pp. [General Table of Errata]. Vol. V, 316 pp. [Index of Arms, Index of Names]. With the Supplement & The Account of Middlesex (493 pages) with nine plates, some folding. Index Names & Titles. General Index. Engraved vignette title in all volumes, engraved dedication leaf to the Earl of Oxford in Vol. I, engraved frontispiece map in Vols. I,II, and IV: 68 plates (3 colored), 5 folding plates, 2 folding tables, 1 folding plan: 94 plates in total. Horace Wolpole, Earl of Oxford, appointed him chaplain and encouraged him in this design. "Many of the illustrations accompanying the book were drawn and etched by the author. The whole forms a work of permanent value; the arrangement is clean and the style interesting; while the copious extracts from the parochial registers, though occasionally inaccurate, are useful to the biographer and genealogist. [see: DNB p.1262]. Raised bands, red morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, corners worn, bindings scuffed, scattered light to moderate foxing and plate offsetting. Supplement volume erroneously labeled Vol. V.

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        Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee country, the extensive territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek confederacy, and country of the Chactaws [sic.]. containing an account of the soil and natural productions of those regions; together with observations on the manners of the Indians

      London: re-printed for J. Johnson, 1792. 8vo. (8 1/4 x 5 inches). Engraved frontispiece portrait of Mico Chlucco, engraved folding map, 7 engraved natural history plates (one folding). Bound to style in eighteenth century calf, flat spine ruled in compartments, brown morocco lettering piece in the second compartment, marbled endpapers. The first English edition of Bartram's classic account of southern natural history, exploration and Indian tribes. For the period, Bartram's work is unrivalled. In this first-hand account of his travels in the Southern States in the years 1773- 1778, Bartram writes "with all the enthusiasm and interest with which the fervent old Spanish friars and missionaries narrated the wonders of the new found world...he neglected nothing which would add to the common stock of human knowledge" (Field). Sabin considered this work to be "unequalled for the vivid picturesqueness of its descriptions of nature, scenery, and productions." The map illustrates the east coast of Florida from the St. Johns River to Cape Canaveral. This edition is preceded only by the Philadelphia edition of 1791. Clark I:197; Coats The Plant Hunters pp.273- 76; Field 94; Howes b223, "b"; Sabin 3870; Stafleu & Cowan 329.1a; Vail 849.

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        TRAVELS THROUGH NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, EAST AND WEST FLORIDA, THE CHEROKEE COUNTRY, THE EXTENSIVE TERRITORIES OF THE MUSCOGULGES, OR CREEK CONFEDERACY, AND THE COUNTRY OF THE CHACTAWS

      London: J. Johnson, 1792. Rebacked a number of years ago with old black leather spine label laid-down. Label is chipped. Original endpapers with previous owner's names, one dated 1792, another 1899. Old catalogue slip laid-in. Frontispiece portrait in facsimile on old contemporary paper. Seven engraved plates, including folding map and botanical. All plates intact, light browing at top of map. Two plates mis-bound according to the directions to the binder. A narrative which was unrivaled in the late 18th century. "The classic of southern natural history and exploration, with much on the southern Indian tribes". (See Streeter II:1088). Howes speaks quite kindly of the book calling ity "a work of high character", see Howes B223. Also cited in Sabin 3870, Clark I:197. First American edition was published in 1791. 520pp. + index.. First English Edition. Full Brown Calf. General Cover and Corner Wear/No Jacket. Octavo.

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        Culpeper's English Family Physician. Or, Medical Herbal Enlarged, with several Hundred additional Plants, principally from Sir John Hill. Medicinally and Astrologically arranged, after the manner of Culpeper. And, A New Dispensatory, from the Manuscript of the late Dr. Saunders

      London: Printed for W. Locke, 1792., 1792. 3 volumes; 8vo., being 2 volumes of Text and 1 volume of Plates. Contemporary marbled boards, later respines of tan calf with gilt and red title labels. Bookplate to paste downs; wear to boards; spines lightly rubbed. Plates fine and sharp with a little light foxing to edges. A very attractive set.

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        The Adventures of Roderick Random

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

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        Archery. Plate 1; Archery. Plate 2

      London: Robert Sayer & Co., 6 May 1792. Mezzotints. 13 x 9 3/4 inches approx. 15 x 11 inches approx. 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.

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        The Romance of the Forest: Interspersed with Some Pieces of Poetry

      Dublin: Printed for Messrs. P. Wogan, P. Byrne, A. Grueber... A. Porter, 1792. First Dublin Edition. 12mo. Two Volumes. Original or contemporary tan cloth with morocco labels on spines. The scarce first Dublin issue, printed just one year after the first English edition in 1791. A superb copy, extremely clean and bright, about fine internally. Covers show some fading and there are auctions labels still present which we've left on.

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        Précis historique de la Révolution françoise, I-VI. (Suivi de l?Acte constitutionnel des François; Assemblée legislative; Convention nationale; Directoire exécutif). [SIX VOLUMES]

      Paris & Strasbourg, Onfroy ,Treutell et Würtz, Didot, 1792-1815.. Four volumes bound in six. Small octavo. With a total of 16 engraved or etched plates, some as frontispiece. Pp. Vol. I: lxxvi, 257; 40; 108, plus 6 plates; Vol. II: xxxviii, 456, plus 2 plates; Vol. III: cxxxvi, 326, plus 2 plates; Vol. IV: 336, plus 2 plates; Vol. V: clx, 332, plus 2 plates; Vol. VI: 398, ccxvi (extended chronology), plus 2 plates. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary duo-tint boards, spines gilt, each spine with volume number within gilt shield and with black lettering piece in gilt. Some superficial rubbing to boards, some endpapers browned, minor age related blemished here and there, persistent dampmark to top edge of one volume. Withal a lovely set in good condition. - - Various editions. Vol. I: second edition, 1792; II: fourth edition, 1815; Vol. III-IV: second edition, 1806; Vol. V-VI: third edition, 1815. The charming plates were made by Antoine Cosme Giraud (etcher) and Vincent Marie Langlois (engraver), after originals by Jean Michel Moreau and Jean Baptiste Simonet. Jean-Paul Rabaut Saint-Étienne (1743-1793) was a leader of the French Protestants and a moderate French revolutionary. He was guillotined in December 1793. Jean Charles Dominique de Lacretelle (1766-1855) was historian and journalist. He continued Rabaut?s work and completed most of it while in prison. Very rare.

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        TRAVELS DURING THE YEARS 1787, 1788, and 1789

      1792. Fine. YOUNG, Arthur. TRAVELS DURING THE YEARS 1787, 1788, AND 1789. Undertaken more particularly with a View of ascertaining the Cultivation, Wealth, Resources, and national Prosperity, of the Kingdom of France. Bury St. Edmunds, printed by J. Rackham for W. Richardson, London, 1792, 1794. Quarto. Two volumes. viii, 566[4]pp. + 3 folding maps (one hand-colored). [iv] 336 {4]pp. First edition of Volume I; first edition of Volume II, but published as the second volume of the second edition. Considered the greatest English writer on agriculture, Young previously published accounts of tours through Southern England and Wales, Eastern England, Northern England, and Ireland, as well as a great deal on agriculture and political economy. He found France to be both more fertile and worse farmed than England, and thought the Revolution might correct that. In early quarter morocco and marbled boards. Third (hand-colored) map detached, and some light pencil marks, otherwise internally fine. Wear to extremities, hinges split externally, and small loss to spine of Volume I. Bookplates of the mathematician Henry Wilbraham, and Henry Cabot Lodge.

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        PHILOSOPHIE CHIMIQUE

      1792. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Good condition with no wrapper. Verites Fondamentales De La Chimie Moderne Disposees Dans Un Nouvel Ordre. Published in Paris 1792. L'An IV De La Liberte Francoise. Small format. 6.5 x 4 inches. Blue paperboards, red title label to spine. 128 pages. Text in French. A few foxspots else contents in general very good. Spine split at base. Corners and edges rubbed. [S]

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        Oeuvres Completes de L'Abbe de Mably [12 Volumes, Complete]

      Delamolliere. Hardcover. Lyon, 1792. Second edition of Mably's collected works. A very nice set in its original binding. 8vos, quarter gilt-decorated leather over marbled paper. A very sound set with excellent contents. Deaccessioned from a university library, with small unobtrusive stamps on front pastedowns. Some of Mably's most important works were published posthumously in the first edition of his collected works in 1789. His most known contribution is Entretiens de Phocion, a dialogue first published in 1763, which introduced themes of his mature thought. However, there are two works published posthumously which subsequently were to have a profound effect on the early deliberations on the assembly of the Estates-General of 1789 - an enlarged version of an earlier work (1765) 'Histoire de France' and 'Des droits et des devoirs du citoyen', written in 1758 but Mably held back the manuscript from publication and arranged for his executor to have it published after his death. These writings are present in this collection, along with the rest of his work. A very nice complete set in its original binding. Tres bon etat. . Very Good. 1792. Second Edition.

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        Sammlung Lief: und Ehstlands Insecten erste und zweite Klasse (vierte fünfte sechste und siebente Klasse). Entomologische Aquarellhandschrift auf Papier in Deutsch und Latein. 2 (von verm. 3) Bänden

      Zeitgenössische, goldgepr. Seideneinbände vermutlich aus der Bibliothek des russischen Zaren Alexander I. (siehe unten). Quart (ca. 29 x 24 cm). Mit 2 handschriftlichen Titeln in Kartusche bzw. mit floraler Bordüre und 39 Tafeln jeweils mit einem Blatt Register, enthaltend die zugehörige lateinisch-deutsche Nomenklatur der abgebildeten Spezies. Einige weiße und rötliche Blätter (später?) zwischengebunden. Einbände stark berieben, an den Kanten auch mit Bezugsfehlstellen, innen nur stellenweise unwesentlich gebräunt oder fleckig. Prachtvolle Handschrift zur entomologischen Regionalfauna Est- und Livlands, die mit großer Sicherheit dem aus Bützow i. Mecklenburg stammenden und seit 1792 mit nur kurzer Unterbrechung in der Nähe von Riga praktizierenden Arzt E. W. Drümpelmann zuzuschreiben ist. Vorliegen die Bände zu sämtlichen Ordnungen der Insekten, bis auf die Lepidopteren, die als „dritte Klasse“ offenbar einen weiteren Band bildeten. Für die Zuschreibung an Drümpelmann, der zusammen mit Ernst Wilhelm Friebe (1762-1811) Verfasser der ersten illustrierten Lokalfauna des Baltikums war (Nissen, ZBI 1159), sprechen zunächst das streng systematische Arrangement und die überaus qualitätsvolle Ausführung der Handschrift. Sie setzen nicht nur einen in der Systematik der Insektenkunde bis hin zu den Arbeiten Linnés und Fabricius’ hin bewanderten Verfasser voraus, sondern einen in gleichem Maße befähigten und geübten Illustrator. Es ist kaum vorstellbar, daß der Verfasser des vorliegenden Manuskriptes in irgendeiner Form auf dem Gebiet der Entomologie Est- und Livlands nicht auch publizierend tätig wurde. Der Blick auf das recht gut erschlossene deutschsprachige Schrifttum der Region führt daher fast zwangsläufig zur Person Drümpelmanns: Aus Drümpelmanns Feder stammen die ersten und für lange Zeit einzigen illustrierten Prachtwerke zur Flora und Fauna der Region: Neben das bereits genannte, die Entomologie einschließende und überaus seltene Werk zählt hierunter noch die nicht weniger seltene „Flora Livonica“ (Nissen, BBI 530). Kein baltischer Zeitgenosse konnte seinerzeit mit vergleichbaren Druckwerken aufwarten: Sämtliche verzeichnete Schriften, die sich im Zeitraum von 1780 bis 1840 in irgendeiner Form der Entomologie des Gebietes widmeten, weisen kaum mehr als nur eine Handvoll Illustrationen auf, die noch dazu nur seltenst koloriert waren. Auch können die deutschbaltischen oder ins Russische Reich emigrierten Naturforscher aufgrund gesicherter biographischer Angaben oder sogar anhand eines Handschriftenabgleiches ausgeschlossen werden, z.B. Gottlieb Fischer von Waldheim, der die Entomologie in Rußland als Disziplin erst begründete, Karl Ernst von Baer, der im livländischen Dorpat studierte und sich mit niederen Tieren befaßte oder auch Peter Simon Pallas, der als Entomologe ebenfalls einige Bedeutung erlangte. Den wichtigsten Hinweis auf die Verfasserschaft Drümpelmann, die von uns aufgrund von in öffentlichen Sammlungen nirgends zu ermittelnden handschriftlichen Materials bislang noch nicht über einen Handschriftenabgleich vorgenommen werden konnte, lieferte Drümpelmann jedoch selbst: 1813 erschien bei Müller in Riga ein schmales Bändchen, in dem er für seine Freunde und im Ausland lebende Verwandte Kunde über die bisherigen Wechselfälle seines Lebens gab: „Beschreibung meiner Reisen und der merkwürdigen Begebenheiten meines Lebens“. Dort heißt es über seinen ersten Aufenthalt im Livländischen als Arzt auf dem nördlich von Riga gelegenen Gut Pernigel (lett. Liepupe, 1792-1798), daß neben seine von Amts wegen nötige Fortbildung in der Arzneiwissenschaft „sich noch die Liebhaberei an Naturwissenschaften, vornehmlich die Naturgeschichte [gesellte]“, aus welcher er sich wiederum „die Zoologie [wählte]“. Drümpelmann berichtete genauer: „In zwei Jahren hatte ich, theils selbst, theils durch gütige Unterstützung des Herrn Assessors von Aderkas zu Kürbis, eines eifrigen Freundes der liefländischen Naturkunde, wie auch von andern theilnehmenden Freunden, nicht nur eine beträchtliche Sammmlung von Insekten, sondern auch mehrere inländische Vögel, Amphibien u.s.w. zusammen gebracht, und versucht, mehrere derselben zu zeichnen und das von mir beobachtete Merkwürdige ihrer Lebensart anzugeben.“ Insbesondere verweist Drümpelmann im folgenden auf die Sammlung von Amphibien und Insekten eines Barons von Ungern-Sternberg, die dieser ihm zum Kopieren anbot. Nachdem Drümpelmann für einen kurzen Zeitraum das Livländische verließ, kehrte er um 1800/01 an die alte Wirkstätte zurück und bekleidete nunmehr das Amt eines „Arztes der im Rigaschen Stadtgebiete gelegenen Güther“, und wo er sich in seiner Freizeit erneut der Naturgeschichte widmen konnte. Hier entstand offenbar das vorliegende Manuskript: „Mein Studium der Insectologie war mir zu lieb geworden, als daß ich diese für meine übrigen Mussestunden so schätzenswerthe Beschäftigung nicht noch mit größerm Eifer betrieben hätte. Da insbesondere meine Handzeichnungen von Insecten mir so glücklich geriethen, daß sie allgemein den lauten Beyfall der Kenner erhielten, so wagte ich es in eben diesem Jahre eine Sammlung solcher Insectenabbildungen Seiner Russisch=Kaiserlichen Majestät, unsern allgeliebten Kaiser Alexander dem Ersten, zu dediciren, und allerunterthänigst zu überreichen.“ Die übersandte Sammlung, von der wir überzeugt sind, daß es sich um vorliegendes Manuskript handelt, fand bei dem an den baltischen Provinzen überaus interessierten Alexander – er hob wenig später die Leibeigenschaft in der Provinz Estland auf – derartigen Beifall, daß Drümpelmann die Anerkennung des Imperators in Form eines Brillantringes zuteil wurde: „Seine Majestät, der Kaiser haben gnädigst geruhet, das Höchst-Denenselben von Ihnen zugeeignete Manuscript, die liefländische Entomologie betreffend, mit Beyfall aufzunehmen, indem Sie die Natur sehr treffend vorgestellt haben. Höchst=Dieselben geruheten hierbey anzubefehlen, Ihnen die hohe Gnade Seiner Majestät zu versichern und den hierbey folgenden Brillantring zuzusenden, über dessen Empfang Sie die Güte haben werden, mich dessen zu benachrichtigen. St. Petersburg, den 10. Sept. 1802. M. v. Muravieff, Geheimerath und Senateur.“ Bis zur Drucklegung seiner biographischen Erinnerungen im Jahre 1813 hatte Drümpelmann insgesamt sechs solcher Ringe als Gnadenbeweis aus den Händen Alexanders empfangen – die folgenden sicherlich für die zwischen 1807 und 1811 in Lieferungen erschienenen o.g. Fauna. (Sämtl. Zitate aus Drümpelmann (1813), S. 193-212). - Die Einbände unseres Manuskriptes sind von den Zeitläuften stärker in Mitleidenschaft gezogen worden. Vermutlich ist das Manuskript erst nach Überreichung an den Adressaten Zar Alexander I. in diese Einbände gebracht worden und außerdem um zwischengebundenen Blätter ergänzt worden, mglw. um die Aquarelle besser vor Umwelteinflüssen zu schützen.

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        Scholia in Novum Testamentum

      94 - Norimbergae - In Officina Felseckeriana, 1792 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce earlyedition ofScholia in Novum Testamentum by JohannGeorg Rosenmuller. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering. This is the Fourth Edition, Enlarged and Amended. With occasional marginal ink and pencil annotations throughout the text. Johann Georg Rosenmuller, 1736 - 1815, was a German Protestant rationalist theologian. He studied theology at the University of Altdorf. In 1676 he came a pastor in Hildburghausen. He was ordained deacon in 1772, and professor and pastor in Erlangen in 1773. In 1783 he accepted an appointment as professor in Giessen. In 1785 he became a professor at the University of Leipzig. Condition: The bindings are generally tight and firm. The hinges are just starting, and the inner hinges areslightlystrained. There is wear to the extremities, including bumping and rubbing, with loss to the leather, with marks and discolouration. There are spine labels and sections ofspine labels missing, as shown above. Internally the pages have some browning and occasional spots or handling marks, and occasionalslightly browned watermarks. There is an ink signature on the front blanks. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Abbey & Palace of Dumfermline [sic]

      London: Francis Jukes, 1 February 1792. Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by C.Catton Jr. 15 5/8 x 23 1/2 inches. 20 1/8 x 27 1/8 inches. 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.

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

      London: Francis Jukes, February 1792. Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by R. Dodd. Wove paper. (One small expertly repaired tear to lower blank margin). 15 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches. 21 1/2 x 30 7/8 inches. 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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        Entomologist anglois, ouvrage ou l'on a rassemblé tous les insectes coleopteres qui se trouvent en Angleterre et qui forment plus de 500 espèces différentes d'insectes dont les figures n'ont jamais été données au public; se tout exactement dessiné et peint d'après nature, arrangé selon le systeme de Linnaeus

      London, Shakespeare Press, 1792. Large 4to (33.0 x 26.3 cm). [iv], 33, [iv] pp. (in English), 33 pp. [= pp. 9-41] (in French), [iv] ( a repeat of the plate index). Engraved title, two engraved plates with medals called "Aurea Numismata" and 42 nicely hand-coloured engraved plates depicting Coleoptera. Contemporary full calf, spine rich gilt, marbled flyleaves, marbled edges.* First large format French paper edition of this classic work on British beetles. An English edition was published in the same year with the same plates. In this copy, there is a French title-page, but the text of both editions are combined. That is: the English dedication pages to "His catholic majesty Charles IV. King of Spain, and the Indies", the descriptive text in English and French, and the General table [heading in English] after each descriptive part. According to Horn-Schenkling: "Sehr selten." Two "medal" plates are included as good photocopies, however their relevance must be limited since they are neither numbered nor called for in the text, nor listed in the index. They depict medals supposedly received by Martyn in honour of his conchological work. Original spine except head and tail laid down. Last text page and last plate a bit spotted. In all, a nice copy with broad margins, and complete for the Coleoptera. Horn-Schenkling, 14665; Nissen ZBI, 2726.

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        INSTITUIÇÕES OU ELEMENTOS DE FARMACIA,

      - Extrahidos dos de Baumé, e reduzidas a novo methodo pelo Doutor. JOZE’ FRANCISCO LEAL Lente de Matéria Medica, e de Instituições Medico-Cirurgicas na Universidade de Coimbra, para uso das suas Prelecções Academicas, e em beneficio dos Alumnos de Medicina e Farmacia da mesma Universidade, illustradas e acrescentadas com a vida do sobredito Professor, e publicadas por MANOEL JOAQUIM HENRIQUES DE PAIVA. Medico em Lisboa, &c. LISBOA. NA OFFICINA DE ANTONIO GOMES. ANNO M. DCC. XCII. [1792]. In 8º (de 16x10 cm) com 481-[iv] pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com ferros a ouro na lombada. Ilustrado em anterrosto com um retrato do Doutor José Francisco Leal (1744-1786). Exemplar com leves picos de traça marginais. Inocêncio IV, 341 e VII, 139: 'José Francisco Leal, Doutor e Lente de Physiologia, Materiamedica, e Instituições medico-cirurgicas na Universidade de Coimbra, etc. (O Dr. Benevides, na sua Bibl. Medico-portugueza, tomo XVI do Jornal da Sociedade das Sciencias Medicas, pag. 294, faz d’elle um pharmaceutico: porém não soube onde praticára a pharmacia!!) Nasceu. no Rio de Janeiro em 1744, e morreu em Coimbra em 1786. Instituições ou elementos de Pharmacia, extrahidos dos de Baumé e reduzidos a um novo methodo, etc. Lisboa, na Offic. de Antonio Gomes 1792. 8.o de 481 pag., além do rosto, e de quatro pag. não numeradas, que contêem o indice. Esta obra foi publicada posthuma pelo dr. Manuel Joaquim Henriques de Paiva, e sahiu precedida no mesmo volume de uma Noticia da vida e obras do Dr. Leal, escripta por Francisco Luis Leal (talvez seu proximo parente?). Juntamente vem um retrato do dr. Leal, gravado em chapa de cobre. Inocêncio VI, 12. "MANUEL JOAQUIM HENRIQUES DE PAIVA, Fidalgo da C. R., e Cavalleiro professo na Ordem de Christo, Doutor em Medicina pela Universidade de Coimbra. N. em Castello branco a 23 de Dezembro de 1752. Foi seu tio paterno o celebre medico Antonio Nunes Ribeiro Sanches, de quem se fez menção no tomo I d'este Diccionario. Cultivou com assiduidade e proveito os estudos proprios da sua profissão, merecendo ser tido de justiça por um dos mais intelligentes e laboriosos entre os medicos portuguezes seus contemporaneos." Location/localizacao: 7-A2-E-50

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        Alexander's Expedition Down the Hydaspes & the Indus to the Indian Ocean. (half title: Alexander's Expedition, to the Indian Ocean. With Historical and Philosophical Observations.)

      (Madeley: Privately Printed by William Reynolds) London: Sold by J. Murr, 1792. *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily reduced until Sunday, July 19. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! (sale item) first edition with the the book labels Bloomsbury Group members Lytton Strachey and Roger Senhouse; quarto (leaves 26 cm. tall), [half title leaf], [title leaf], iii-viii, [1]-48, 49*-54*, 49-90, [1] pp., as issued, title vignette, 8 illustrations in text, the last is full page and the others are head and tail pieces, printed on gray-blue paper, a poem with the prose observations beginning at page [49]; original paper covered boards with leather spine and corners; binding worn with chipping at spine and front cover detached, damp staining on covers and endpapers but only at light and narrow line at top margin of text, a few margin smudges, text block well sewn and overall good+; A very curious volume privately printed in the fairly remote village of Madeley, in his 1887 catalogue Bernard Quaritch states the compositor was a young woman (M. Photos available upon request.

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        Carte Geographique Contenant Le Royaume De Siberie Divisee En Trois Departmens, Savoir: Tobolskago, Ienisseiskago, Irkutskago, Et Quelques Autres Parties De La Tartarie

      Augsburg, 1792. unbound. very good. Map in two sheets. Engraving with original color. Western panel measures 19.25" x 20.75", eastern panel measures 19.25" x 21". Beautiful and rare map of the Siberian region of Russia in high detail. Overall wear, some creasing to corners.

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        REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY OF THE UNITED STATES, ON THE SUBJECT OF MANUFACTURES. PRESENTED TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DECEMBER 5, 1791

      Dublin: Re-Printed by P. Byrne, 1792.. 88pp. Antique three-quarter antique calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Slight tanning and soiling. Final leaf with some soiling and wear, minutely affecting text. Overall very good. The scarce Dublin edition, and second edition overall, which preceded the London edition by one year, of "one of the great American state papers, 'the Magna Carta of industrial America'" (Howes). In this report Hamilton first set down in a formal way the economic principles by which he expected to see the new nation expand its manufacturing base. He compiled his report with the objective of encouraging American industry to compete with European imports and free the country from its dependence on foreign goods. "As the successive reports of the Secretary were studied, the scale of his ideas gradually became evident. He was not merely planning a fiscal system, but doing it in such a way as to strengthen the central government and develop the resources of the country, to stimulate trade and capitalistic enterprises, and to bring about a more symmetrical balance between agriculture and industry" - DAB. Hamilton's report can now be seen as the genesis of American manufacturing might. At the time, it was the only one of his major reports which failed to get a favorable reception from the House of Representatives, to whom it was submitted. This edition ends with a brief "Note from the Editor" describing the incorporation of the National Manufacturing Society near Newark. This report was first printed in a folio format in Philadelphia in 1791. SABIN 29978. FORD 202. HOWES H123. HENDRICKSON, HAMILTON II, pp.90-95.

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        THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. COMPREHENDING AN ACCOUNT OF HIS STUDIES AND NUMEROUS WORKS

      Dublin: Printed by John Chambers [& John Exshaw, & Robert Rhames for second and third volumes respectively] for R. Cross, et al, 1792.. Three volumes. xxxiv,536;[2],605;573pp. plus two folding plates. Contemporary speckled calf, spines gilt extra, gilt green morocco lettering pieces. Occasional minor soiling, narrow crack at toe of lower joint of 2nd volume, narrow short worm track (largely marginal but touching a few letters) in 2Q of 2nd volume, but a very good, crisp set, in a handsome contemporary binding. First Dublin edition, set up from the first London edition and incorporating corrections to some of the errata, but introducing other errors. Though undertaken for the same group of booksellers, the task of printing was doled out to three separate printers, with consequent variations in the imprint. An unusually nice set of this edition, noted by Pottle as "cheaply and rather poorly printed, evidently to undersell the genuine edition, which must, however, have been nearly, if not quite, exhausted when it appeared. It is now listed by the booksellers as 'very rare', which is perhaps justified, as there is no copy in the British Museum, the Bodleian, or the National Library of Scotland" - Pottle. As this edition predated the second London edition by almost a year, its appearance had, no doubt, a considerably greater effect on the sales of that edition than it had on the first. Pottle's collation places the "Round Robin" plate as a frontis to the first volume; in this set, it appears in company with the manuscript facsimile at the end of the third, perchance as issued. POTTLE 80.

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        On the ring of Saturn, and the rotation of the fifth satellite upon its axis. Article read December 15, 1791

      London, Royal Society, 1792. 8vo, viii, 196, 26 pp., three folding engraved plates (including 22 pp. and one folding engraved plate to Herschel's paper). In beautiful contemporary style half calf over mottled boards, spine with five raised bands, compartments with rich gilt floral motives and two red morocco labels with gilt titles. Edges mottled.* Early publication (possibly the first) about his discovery of the rings being divided, drawn from the discovery of the quick rotation. Also included is a 10 pp. study, partly based on observations by Cassini, on the rotation period of the fifth moon of saturn, Rhea. This volume also contains: "Miscellaneous Observations" (5 pp.) by Herschel, which includes an account of a comet (December 22, 1791), and remarks on variable stars, viz. on one disappearing in Hercules, and on the red giant, alpha ceti. We offer the entire volume of the Philosophical Transactions, 1792, Part I, with several other articles such as "Experiments and Observations on the Production of Light from different Bodies, by Heat and Attrition" by Mr. Thomas Wedgwood, communicated by Sir Joseph Banks, "Experiments upon Heat" by Major-General Sir Benjamin Thompson in a letter to Sir Joseph Banks, John Hunter's "Observations on bees", as well as the separately paginated "Meteorological Journal, kept at the apartments of the Royal Society". Some offsetting to the plates, otherwise good. Rarely seen, especially in such a good state.

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        The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke (8 Vols complete)

      London: J Dodsley, 1792 1st ed, 1792. 8 Volumes in contemporary full tree calf, 27.5 * 21 cms, corners and edges repaired. Spines have been relaid on new, keeping most of the original, gilt tooling and titles. Vol 1, (TP states collected in 3 volumes 2 & 3 were published by J Dodsley, 1792. Volumes 4 (has note collected in 4 volumes to TP)(1802), Vol 5 (1812), Vol 6 (1813), Vol 7 (1821 & Vol 8 (1827) were published by C and J Rivington, half title to vol 7 only. A lovely set, only 2 have been at auction since 1976, and very rare! Volume 1 contains a note in the hand of Sir James Mackintosh with regard to some MSS notes he copied from the Rt Hon Richard Fitzpatrick's copy of The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke, which he had been shown by the poet Samuel Rogers at Holland House in 1813. Mackintosh was a noted author and political figure with Burke and initially opposed him, then supported him and then changed again. Who knows, it could have been this book that influenced those decisions!! Vol 1, 1792, has a new calf upper cover, title page has old professionally repaired tear, [8], [2], 3-580 pp, bookplate of John Jones to epd, some occasional old ink notes to margins, 1 repaired page edge. Deals with: A vindication of natural society in a letter to Lord ****. A Philosophical Enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and beautiful. A Short account of a late short Administration. Observations on a Publication, intituled The Present State of the Nation. Thoughts on the cause of the present Discontent. Speech on American Taxation. Vol 2, 1792, bookplate of Sir James Mackintosh to fpd, new ep, small repair to contents page at very top, [4], 3-655 pp, some ink notes to margins, book plate of John Jones to epd. Contains: Burkes speech in Bristol 1774, Speech at Poll, Speech on reconciliation with the colonies, Letter to the Sherrifs of Bristol on the affairs of America 1777, Letters of affairs of Ireland, Speech on the East India Bill, Speech on the Nabob of Arcots Debts etc. Vol 3, 1792, bookplate to fpd, [6], 3-602 pp, bookplate to ep, some margin notes. Contains: Substance of the speech of the Army estimates 1790, Revolution in France, Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs, Letter on the Penal Laws against Irish Catholics, etc. Vol 4, 1802, bookplate to fpd, [3], (vi-xvi), [3], 4-669 pp, printed by Bye and Law Printers. St John's-Square, Clerkenwell. Contains: Hints for a memorial, Thoughts on French Affairs, Remarks on the Policy of the Allies with respect to France, Conduct of the Minority, Letter to William Elliott, Thoughts and details on Scarcity, Letters on proposals for peace with France, etc. Vol 5, 1812, bookplate to fpd, [3], (vi-xxiv), [1], 2-727 pp, printed by Luke Hansard & Sons, near Lincoln's-Inn Fields, London, some marginal notes, bookplate to epd. Contains: Letters on Regicide Peace, to the Empress of Russia, to Sir Charles Bingham on the Irish Absentee Tax, On the American War, to the King on the same subject, on the British Colonists in North America, View of the State of Europe, Reign of William the Conqueror, Reign of William 2nd, Reign of Henry 1, etc. Vol 6, bookplate to fpd, [3], (vi-viii), [1], 2-735 pp, bookplate to epd, new spine to style. Contains: Ninth report from the select committee appointed to take into consideration the state of the administration of Justice in the Provinces of Bengal, Bahar and Orissa. 11th report and the Articles of Charge of High Crimes against Warren Hastings, + appendix to the 8th and 16th charges etc. Vol 7, bookplate to fep, [5], (vi-xi), [1], [1], 2-662 pp, [2] adverts, some marginal notes, bookplate to epd. Contains Speeches on the impeachment of Mr Hastings. Vol 8, bookplate to fpd, [4], (vii-ix)[1], [1], 2-610 pp, bookplate to epd. Contains the Continuation of Speeches on the Impeachment of Mr Hastings: Reply. A minimal amount of foxing and browning throughout. A lovely set, with some interesting notations. (15kg)

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

      Berne: Nouvelle societe typographique, 1792-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 13 volume set. French. Clean, unmarked pages. Contemporary light blue boards, some slightly bent at edge. Deckle cut. Generally solid bindings. Some wear to spine edges. See our pictures. I-III : Theorie de la terre. IV-VII : Mineralogie. VIII : Epoques de la nature. IX-XIII : Histoire generale des animaux et de l'homme.

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

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

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        A Voyage to the South Sea, undertaken by command of His Majesty,

      London: for George Nicol,, 1792. 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... Quarto (271 × 219 mm). Near-contemporary half calf (perhaps Irish), skilfully rebacked with original spine laid down, red morocco label, spine decorated in gilt and in blind in compartments, marbled sides and edges. Stipple-engraved oval portrait frontispiece of Bligh by Conde after Russell, folding plan of the Bounty, folding plan of the Bounty's launch, plate of a breadfruit, and 4 plans and charts (3 folding). Ownership inscription of Charles Henry Tandy, Trinity College Dublin, to flyleaf; bookplate of C. S. Tandy. Rubbed, portrait lightly foxed towards head, one plate with small waterstains, withal a very good copy. First edition of Bligh's own full account of his voyage which led to the most famous mutiny in the history of the sea. In mid-1787 Bligh received the command of the Bounty, then being fitted to transport breadfruit and other plants from the South Seas to the West Indies, part of an elaborate scheme to establish large-scale cotton cultivation in the West Indies by transplanting breadfruit and other fruits and vegetables so that plantation owners might feed slaves more cheaply. The Bounty reached Tahiti, loaded up with breadfruit, and set sail again at the beginning of April 1789. In the early morning of 28 April 1789, when off the island of Tonga, Fletcher Christian led part of the crew in mutiny. The rebels set Bligh and eighteen men adrift in the ship's 23 foot long launch, with little food and only minimal navigational tools. Incredibly Bligh managed to reach Kupang in Timor two months later with the loss of only one man, after a harrowing 3500 mile voyage. Embarrassingly Bligh found himself having to defend his own conduct. He had already published a shorter Narrative of the Mutiny in 1790. The Advertisement explains that "the reason of the Narrative appearing first, was for the purpose of communicating early information concerning an event which attracted the public notice: and being drawn up in a hasty manner, it required many corrections." This is the first appearance of Bligh's account of the entire expedition. It did not achieve his aim of rehabilitating his reputation, which was later further damaged by another mutiny and other serious insubordinations. History's verdict has overwhelmingly been that Bligh was clearly a superior navigator and a brave man, but an abysmal leader otherwise. Interestingly, it was his habit of intemperate verbal abuse that upset his subordinates: research has shown that Bligh actually flogged less than any other British commander in the Pacific Ocean in the later eighteenth century.

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        [K 619]. Die ihr des unermesslichen Weltalls Schöpfer ehrt. [Piano-vocal score]. [Subtitle]: Contained in Ziegenhagen, Franz Heinrich (1753-1806): Lehre vom richtigen Verhältnisse zu den Schöpfungswerken, und durch öffentliche Einführung derselben allein zu bewürkende algemeine Menschenbeglückung... mit einer Musik von W.A. Mozart. Hamburg: bie dem Herausgeber, 1792

      1792. Octavo. Contemporary marbled boards. 1f. (title), 3ff., [1]-633 [!631], [i] (blank) pp. + 8 engraved pictorial plates by the Polish/German painter and printmaker Daniel Chodowiecki (1726-1801), two of which are folding, + 8 pp. typeset music printed on 4 folding leaves. & & Binding slightly worn and scuffed. With errors in pagination to text; two tears repaired including one to a large folding plate; repair to lower blank margin of pp. 183/184; small burnhole to pp. 559/560 just affecting several letters. A very good, crisp and clean copy overall. . First Edition. Köchel 8, p. 706. Haberkamp I, p. 352. RISM M4161 and MM4161. & & Both Mozart and Ziegenhagen were Masons. "In the summer of 1791, F.H. Ziegenhagen, a merchant from Hamburg who belonged to a lodge in Regensburg, commissioned this setting of his own text for solo voice and piano from Mozart. The six movements of the "little German cantata" are brief and continuous, mixing arioso and recitative, and passing through a variety of moods. The style both of this work and of K.623 shares the clarity, directness, and euphony of The Magic Flute." Zaslaw and Cowdery: The Compleat Mozart, p. 38. & & The present study is an early and important treatise on utopian socialism, proposing the establishment of self-sufficient agricultural/educational colonies; the fine engravings by Chodowiecki illustrate daily life in these idealized colonies and include classroom and agricultural scenes. & & The text of the cantata relates to the ideals proposed in Ziegenhagen's study.

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        Britannia, Lathmon, Villa Bromhamensis

      Typis Bodonianis (Bodoni Press), Parma, 1792. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Gilt ruled calf with inner dentelles and marbled endpapers. Both boards detached along with the front endpapers, spine dry, corners and edges worn. [22], 231, lacking the errata leaf, first two endpapers foxed and browned. A few finger marks to margins, occasional pages inexpertly opened, quite clean otherwise. One of 115 copies (with an additional 15 on velum paper). "Highly commended by Lords Hardwicke and Lyttleton" (Lowndes 2, 991); "Livre magnifiquement exécuté" Brunet 13099. 3 Latin poems on British agriculture, topography, climate, customs, etc., with English explanations on the facing page. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Poetry; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042754. .

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        A Voyage to the South Sea

      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 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.'.Ferguson, 125; Hill, 135; Kroepelien, 93; O'Reilly-Reitman, 550; Sabin, 5910; Wantrup, 62a.

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        Oeuvres Completes De Gessner (Nouvelle Edition) (Three volume set)

      A TOULOUSE, Chez N.-ETIENNE SENS, Libraire & Et chez AUGUSTE GAUDE, Librair, 1792. Nouvelle edition. Hardcover. Good. GC plus.A TOULOUSE,Chez N.-ETIENNE SENS, Libraire & Imprimeur,1792.Nouvelle edition complete in three volumes( I - III).Text in French.Small sizes hardbacks bound in quarter calf over plain paper-covered boards with gilt title on red morocco label to the spine of vol I only, black lettering of the title to the spines of vol II and III( some marks,ink marks,dents and nicks on the covers and spines) in good condition plus. Clean pages with some foxing marks,ink marks,creases and light shelf wear on the edges of the pages,some marks and pencil marks impressions inside the front and back covers,a few joints cracked in vol III.The books are in GC for its age with some shelf wear.746pp(total) including Tables.A collectable and scarce 3 volume set.

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        Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., The

      1792. first edition. First Irish Edition of Boswell’s “Life of Johnson”BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; a Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published. The Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great Britain, for Near Half a Century, During Which He Flourished. In Three Volumes. Dublin: Printed by John Chambers [Volume II printed by John Ershaw and Volume III printed by Robert Rhames], for R. Cross…, 1792.First Irish edition (closely following the 1791 London first edition and preceding the 1792 London second edition). Three octavo volumes (8 1/8 x 5 inches; 207 x 126 mm.). xxxiv, 536; [2], 605, [1, blank]; [2], 573, [1, blank] pp. Bound without the folding “Round Robin” facsimile at the beginning of Volume I and the folding plate of facsimiles of Johnson’s handwriting at the end of Volume III. Page 257 incorrectly numbered 725 in Volume I; p. 160 numbered upside-down, and p. 325 numbered 225 in Volume II; and p. 557 incorrectly numbered 57 in Volume III.Contemporary tree calf. Expertly rebacked (by Aquarius?) with smooth spines richly gilt with red and black morocco gilt lettering labels. A very attractive set.Pottle 80.

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        THE FARMER'S ALMANAC

      [Various places, including Boston. 1792-1829, 1880-1948, 1958-62].. 109 issues. Ninety-three issues bound in eleven volumes, plus fifteen separate issues. Bound volumes in modern three quarter morocco and boards, gilt-lettered spines. Separate issues in original wrappers. One wrapper issue with front wrapper detached and rear lacking, another with both wrappers detached but present. A few issues in bound volumes trimmed and mounted on stiff paper. Others with occasional archival repairs. All with old library marks, bound volumes with library attribution at toe of spine. Overall quite clean. Very good. A massive 109-issue run, beginning with the first issue, of this most durable and popular American almanac. The almanac was often the only reference work found in many American homes, and it provided both essential agricultural information and casual diversion. These issues contain notices regarding the courts of New England, calendars of college vacations, current events, poesy, literary bits, history, and planting, weather, and road conditions. The helpful hints regarding agriculture include articles on cultivation of corn, potatoes, carrots, and fruit trees; manuring; cure of diseases in crops and trees, and more. As times change, the text of the almanac keeps pace, offering insight into the evolution of the American domestic scene. As the almanac gained in popularity, sundry issue points were introduced as the almanac was printed in several different locations. While the vast majority of the present offering were printed in Boston, other places of publication include Brookline, Providence, and Dublin, New Hampshire. The title was formally changed to THE OLD FARMER'S ALMANAC... beginning with the issue for 1848. While many institutions possess runs of equal or greater size, they are uncommon in the market. SABIN 95447. SHAW & SHOEMAKER (passim). NAIP w000329, w024797, w022592, w022588, w022591, w027042, w027040, w027041, w000328. EVANS 27792, 26254, 24847, 38630, 36414, 34654, 32922, 31294, 29626. DRAKE (passim).

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        Numa Pompilius. Nach Florian. Erster Theil.

      Kleinmeyer,, Leipzig, 1792 - 18 x 10 mcm. 314 S. Bücher. 2000 g. Gf1. (EB). Guter Zustand / Good condition. Gesonders frisches und schönes Exemplar. Sehr gute Buchbinderarbeit. Erhabenes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Voyage aux Sources du Nil, en Nubie et en Abyssinie pendant les années 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771 & 1772. Traduit de l'Anglois par J. H. Castera - Cartes et Figures du Voyage en Nubie et en Abyssinie.

      Londres [Berna], 1790 - 1792. 1792 14 voll. di testo in-8° (215x141mm) e un vol. di atlante in-4° (278x231mm). I voll. di testo sono in legatura coeva in m. pelle marrone marmorizzata con fiorellini e fregi a catenella in oro e duplice tassello in pelle bionda con titolo, segnatura di volume, luogo e anno di stampa in oro. Piatti in cartone marmorizzato. Il vol. di atlante è egualmente in legatura coeva in m. pelle marrone e angoli con filetti in oro e titolo in oro su tassello al dorso. L'atlante comprende complessive 62 tavv. (43 di "planches qui sont expliquées dans le Tome V des Voyages de Bruce" e 19 numerate a parte di "planches du voyage de Paterson") finemente incise su rame raffiguranti popolazioni indigene, piante ed animali dei territori interessati; mancano le due carte geografiche ripiegate. Al frontespizio dell'atlante, vignetta calcografica con motto greco desunto da Aristotele entro fronde vegetali. Il quattordicesimo vol. è costituito dai "Quatre Voyages dans le Pays des Hottentots et la Cafrerie, en 1777, 1778 & 1779" di William Patterson, tradotti dalla seconda edizione inglese dal Castera; tale volume contiene, in appendice, interessanti cenni sui veleni vegetali e animali utilizzati dagli Ottentotti. I voll. di testo sono impressi senza indicazione di tipografo e con il luogo di stampa di Londra; il vol. di atlante, impresso nel 1792, reca il luogo di Parigi e l'indicazione tipografica "Chez Plassan". Bell'esemplare in barbe e a fogli chiusi, con qualche lieve quanto consueta fioritura e brunitura. Bell'ex-libris figurato di Hector Di Rosa. Seconda edizione francese dei volumi di testo (la prima, immediatamente antecedente, apparve in 6 volumi in-4°, uno dei quali di atlante constante di 88 tavole) e prima edizione francese dell'atlante (la nostra edizione si presenta in forma composita, assemblando i volumi di testo e quello di atlante di due distinte edizioni) nella traduzione di Jean Henri Castera, dei "Travels to Discover of the Nile in the Years 1768-1773" (Edimburgo, 1790), il più importante volume sulle quasi leggendarie sorgenti del Nilo scritto prima della loro corretta individuazione geografica ad opera di Speke. James Bruce, detto "the Abissinian" (Kinnaird House, Stirlingshire, 1730-ivi, 1794), viaggiò in Siria, in Arabia, in Egitto, in Abissinia, andando in cerca delle favolose sorgenti come già avevano fatto, infruttuosamente, molti altri geografi ed esploratori nel corso dei secoli. Erroneamente il Bruce identificò nelle sorgenti dell'Abai, o Nilo Azzurro, quelle del ramo principale del Nilo; il presente libro di memorie con cui egli illustrò tale presunta scoperta fece molto rumore tra gli studiosi del termpo, molti dei quali avallarono senza verifiche sul campo la tesi del Bruce. Fu soltanto, nel secolo decimonono, John Hanning Speke (accompagnato nel suo viaggio da James Augustus Grant e da Richard Burton) ad identificare le sorgenti del grande fiume africano con il Canale Napoleone, per mezzo delle cui cascate di Ripon il Nilo defluiva, risolvendo così uno dei problemi più annosi dell'intera storia della geografia e fornendo ai geografi ed esploratori a venire - Stanley e Livingstone sopra tutti - notizie basilari riguardo a regioni africane prima totalmente ignote. Brunet, I,1283. Nissen, Z.B.I., 618. Cox, p. 389: "The result of his travels was a very great enrichment of the knowledge of geography and ethnography". Blackmer, 221. Nissen, 6127. Chadenat, 1062 e 4725. Hallet, Africa to 1875, p. 110: "One of the most splendid narratives in the litterature of African exploration". Cfr. Blackmer Sale, 434: "Bruce stayed in Abyssinia for two years before finally reaching the source of the Blue Nile, and in 1771 he also found its confluence with the White Nile having surmounted numerous difficulties. This work is particularly important for its portrayal of Abyssinia, little-known to his contemporaries, for its literary merits and for the final volume on natural history, in spite of the incredulity with which his account was originally received".

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        The English Entomologist, exhibiting all the Coleopterous Insects found in England; including upwards of 500 different Species. The Figures of which have never before been given to the Public. The whole accurately drawn and painted after nature. Arranged and named according to the Linnean system.

      London, His Academy for Illustrating and Painting Natural History, 1792. Folio (340 x 280mm). pp. 33, (1), (4), with engraved title, 2 medallion engraved plates and 42 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary red straight-grained red morocco, sides with broad Greek key-pattern border, spine richly gilt with coleoptera ornaments, pale blue silk doublures with gilt border ornaments, gilt edges, bound by Staggemeir and Welcher with their ticket. A superbly bound copy of this beautifully illustrated work on English coleoptera. A few copies must have been commissioned in a special grand binding as a similar copy was recently sold at auction as part of the Thomas Martyn collection of Fattorini. Thomas Martyn is known for the excellent quality of his plates. In order to achieve this he founded the 'Academy for Illustrating and Painting Natural History', a group of talented youngsters. Some of the finest natural history works ever were produced such as 'The Universal Conchologist' probably the most beautifully illustrated work on shells. The 42 plates contain 535 figures of insects. The most beautiful copy one can possibly find. Nissen ZBI, 2725.

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        Abbildung der inn- und ausländischen Bäume, Stauden und Sträuche, welche in Oesterreich fortkommen, nebst einer vollständig gegründeten Anweisung, wie diese Gewächse anzupflanzen sind, damit die Güterbesitzer, der Forstmann, Landwirth, ja auch der Gartenliebhaber nicht nur selbst seinen Garten auf jede mögliche Art zieren, sondern auch aus den Blättern, Blühten, Früchten, Harze, Säften, und Holze einen Nutzen ziehen könne.

      Wien, R. Sammer, 1792-1804. 3 volumes, bound in two. Folio (390 x 250mm). pp. (6), vi, 116, (2, separate title 'Abbildung der blätterlosen Zweige'; (2), 104, (2, separate title 'Abbildung der...'); (2), 112, (2, separate title 'Abbildung der...'). With 3 engraved title-vignettes and 300 handcoloured engraved plates of trees (shrubs, flowers etc) and 31 handcoloured engraved unnumbered plates depicting buds. Contemporary calf, gilt ornamented spines in 7 compartments with red and green gilt lettered labels, sides with gilt border fillet (one volume a bit rubbed). The work is complete in 3 volumes and the text gives explanations from plates 1 to 300. A 4th volume was planned but never published. A few copies exist which have a number of plates of this unpublished volume. The present work is very rare and the only bibliographies which mention the book are Nissen, Pritzel and Rehder (The Bradley Bibliography). Nissen copies Pritzel and both are calling for 400 plates, 360 numbered, with additional 40 unnumbered plates illustrating buds. Pritzel bases his description on a copy in the Royal Library in Vienna. This is certainly in error as this copy, now in the Oesterreichische Nationalbibliothek, has only 328 plates and has the same number of text-pages as our copy. Our copy has one more plate on buds in the third volume than other copies. Publication of the work must have been problematic due to the 'Napoleonic pause' in book production. Three of the plates on buds in the third volume are original watercolours and it is most likely that the engraved plates were never made. This beautifully illustrated work devoted to the native, foreign and exotic trees and shrubs is splendidly executed in the tradition of the Austrian Golden Period of botanical book illustration. Franz Johann Schulz was an Austrian botanist and artist. The description of the ornamental trees, of the fruit trees and of the shrubbery are presented first by means of an introduction with nomenclature in Latin, German and French, followed by information on the cultivation and blooming seasons. The images provide scientific information on flowers, leaves and seeds with a double definition in Latin and German. Provenance: Small stamp on verso of title 'Ex Bibl. Mavr. Com. Fries' Nissen BBI, 1815; Pritzel 8463: Rehder, The Bradley Bibliography I, 293, quoting a copy with 327 plates.

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        Loi donnée à Paris le 13 Août 1792, l'an quatrième de la Liberté. Décret de l'Assemblée nationale, du 10 août 1792. "L'Assemblée Nationale considérant qu'il est indispensable dans les circonstances actuelles, de simplifier la marche ordinaire des corps administratifs... décrète qu'il y a urgence. L'Assemblée Nationale, après avoir décrété l'urgence, décrète que l'administration du département de Paris cessera d'exercer sur tous les actes de sûreté générale & de police, faits par les représentans de la commune de Paris, la surveillance qui lui est attribuée..."

      De l'Imprimerie Nationale 1792 1 brochure in-8, De l'Imprimerie Nationale, Paris, 1792, 2 pp. Edition originale. Bon état. Au lendemain du 10 août 1792 (et de la prise des Tuileries), Danton devient un personnage incontournable du gouvernement révolutionnaire. Rare. "L'Assemblée Nationale considérant qu'il est indispensable dans les circonstances actuelles, de simplifier la marche ordinaire des corps administratifs... décrète qu'il y a urgence. L'Assemblée Nationale, après avoir décrété l'urgence, décrète que l'administration du département de Paris cessera d'exercer sur tous les actes de sûreté générale & de police, faits par les représentans de la commune de Paris, la surveillance qui lui est attribuée..." Français

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        L?Isola di Corsica & Parte dell?isola di Sardegna

      Carta tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801, opera che la Calcografia Camerale commissionò al Cassini al fine di sostituire l?ormai obsoleto "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini, Chierico Regolare Somasco fu geografo e cartografo, ma anche intagliatore di architetture e prospettive - uno dei migliori discepoli di Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Cassini fu uno degli ultimi sferografi italiani del Settecento ed i suoi globi ebbero una notevole diffusione, come pure questo "Nuovo Atlante Geografico". Incisione in rame, finemente colorata nei contorni, in ottimo stato di conservazione. An uncommon map, published in the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', with a decorative title cartouche, by Giovanni Maria Cassini, a Somasco monk. He was geographer and cartographer but he was also good at engraving architectural items and perspectives ? he was one of the best disciples Giovanni Battista Piranesi had. Moreover, Cassini was one of the last artists to engrave spheres in the XVIII century and his globes were quite famous and widespread, and realized the most important Italian Atlas of the XVIII century; his maps always bear a cartouche, extremely rich in colours and details. Copperplate with fine later hand colour, in very good condition. Roma Rome

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        Mare Tirreno, o sia Inferiore

      Carta geografica delle Isole Pontine tratta dal famoso "Atlante Geografico del Regno di Napoli" grandioso lavoro in 32 fogli realizzato dal Rizzi Zannoni in un trentennio e completato nel 1812, due anni prima della sua morte. Incisione in rame, colorata a mano nei contorni, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Incisa da Giuseppe Guerra nel 1792. Rizzi Zannoni è considerato come il più importante cartografo italiano dai tempi di Giovanni Antonio Magini. Attivo in Francia , a Padova e soprattutto a Napoli (1781/1814), dove, nel periodo borbonico, poté fregiarsi anche del titolo di "geografo del Re". Con la venuta dei francesi, Rizzi Zannoni continuò ad attendere alla realizzazione delle carte del Regno. Nel 1807, fu posto a capo del Deposito topografico, istituito da Giuseppe Bonaparte; nel 1812, sotto il regno di Gioacchino Murat, riuscì a stampare l'ultimo dei 31 fogli dell'atlante geografico, la cui pubblicazione era iniziata nel 1788. Le opere realizzate a Napoli, in oltre trenta anni di attività, lo consacrarono come il maggiore cartografo italiano dell'età moderna ed uno dei più accreditati in Europa. Napoli Naples 760 520

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        [Recueil de 16 pièces relatives à la Constitution civile du clergé, au Serment civique et à la situation des catholiques en 1791-1792 ] Mandement de M. l'Evêque de Boulogne, pour le Carême - Exhortation aux vrais catholiques pour le Dimanche de la Passion - Exhortation aux vrais catholiques pour le second Dimanche de Carême - Exhortation aux Vrais Catholiques pour passer saintement le Carême, et se disposer à la Pâque - L'Ange Tutélaire de la France, visitant ce Royaume, et instruisant les catholiques fidèles. Par l'auteur de Gros-Jean qui remontre à son Curé - Avis de M. l'Archevêque d'Auch, à plusieurs Catholiques de son Diocèse, & principalement à quelques habitans des campagnes - Le Catéchisme d'un Curé intrus, ou l'Intrus a quia - Autre Suite du Catéchisme de l'Intrus - Suite du Catchisme de l'Intrus - Instruction Pastorale de M. l'Evêque de Boulogne, Sur l'obligation de s'attacher aux Pateurs légitimes ; adoptée pour le Diocèse de Bordeaux - Les Intrus jugés au Tribunal de la Religion, par l'Auteur du Catéchisme nouveau & raisonné. A l'usage des Intrus qui ont le bonheur d'avoir des remords - Lettre de M. l'Evêque de Blois - Instruction Pastorale de Monseigneur l'Archevêque de Bordeaux - Les Vrais Principes de l'Eglise, de la Morale et de la Raison sur la Constitution Civile du Clergé - Histoire de mon Ier Serment, et Consultation sur le Second, à M. Avoine se disant Evêque du département de Seine et Oise - Le Schisme démontré, ou Les Nouveaux Schismatiques -

      Crapart, Lallemand, Guerbart, etc... 1792 1 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque pleine basane marbrée, dos à 5 nerfs, Mandement de M. l'Evêque de Boulogne, pour le Carême; De l'Imprimerie de Guerbart, Paris, 1792, 44 pp. [ par Jean-René, Evêque de Boulogne ] - Exhortation aux vrais catholiques pour le Dimanche de la Passion, Chez Crapart, Paris, s.d. 16 pp. - Exhortation aux vrais catholiques pour le second Dimanche de Carême, De l'Imprimerie de Crapart, s.d. (février 1792), 16 pp. - Exhortation aux Vrais Catholiques pour passer saintement le Carême, et se disposer à la Pâque, Chez Crapart, Paris, 1792, 15 pp. - L'Ange Tutélaire de la France, visitant ce Royaume, et instruisant les catholiques fidèles. Par l'auteur de Gros-Jean qui remontre à son Curé, Chez Lallemand, Paris, 1792, 63 pp. - Avis de M. l'Archevêque d'Auch, à plusieurs Catholiques de son Diocèse, & principalement à quelques habitans des campagnes, s.n. (29 mars 1792, par L. Ap.) - Le Catéchisme d'un Curé intrus, ou l'Intrus a quia, De l'Imprimerie de Guerbart, Paris, 1792, 24 pp. - Autre Suite du Catéchisme de l'Intrus, 19 pp. - Suite du Catéchisme de l'Intrus, 12 pp. - Instruction Pastorale de M. l'Evêque de Boulogne, Sur l'obligation de s'attacher aux Pateurs légitimes ; adoptée pour le Diocèse de Bordeaux, De l'Imprimerie de Guerbart, Paris, 1791, 23 pp. (par Jean-René Evêque de Boulogne) - Les Intrus jugés au Tribunal de la Religion, par l'Auteur du Catéchisme nouveau & raisonné. A l'usage des Intrus qui ont le bonheur d'avoir des remord, Chez Pichard, Paris, 1791, 32 pp. - Lettre de M. l'Evêque de Blois, 1792, 16 pp. (par AL, Ev. de Blois) - Instruction Pastorale de Monseigneur l'Archevêque de Bordeaux, Chez Senneville, De l'Imprimerie de Crapart, 1792, 16 pp. - Les Vrais Principes de l'Eglise, de la Morale et de la Raison sur la Constitution Civile du Clergé, s.l.n.d (1792), 282 pp. et 1 f. - Histoire de mon Ier Serment, et Consultation sur le Second, à M. Avoine se disant Evêque du département de Seine et Oise, Chez Caillot et Courcier, Devaux, Dufresne, Pichard, Lallemand, Paris, 1792, 78 pp. (par Jul. delaunay, pasteur errant autour de son troupeau, et confesseur de la foi de Jésus-Christ) - Le Schisme démontré, ou Les Nouveaux Schismatiques, Chez Lallemand, Paris, 1792, 105 pp. et 1 f. Extraordinaire réunion de 16 pièces diverses, par des pasteurs catholiques fidèles à Rome, exhortant les catholiques et brossant un tableau réaliste et dramatique de la situation spirituelle. On extraira ce passage de "L'Ange Tutélaire de la France" (l'Ange discute avec son guide dans le Paris de 1792) : "Quoi ! l'Eglise Sainte-Geneviève s'appelle le Panthéon Français ! Est-ce que nous sommes au milieu de Rome payenne ? Ce mot veut dire Temple de tous les Dieux Français". Etat moyen (reliure abîmée avec divers petits accrocs et mq., qq. mouill. à certaines pièces, deux petits travaux de vers en marge intérieure de deux pièces n'affectant pas le texte). Français

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        Aminta. Favola boschereccia ora per la prima volta alla sua vera lezione ridotta.

      Crisopoli (Parma), Impresso co' caratteri bodoniani, 1789 (ma 1792). 1792 In-4° (305x225mm), pp. (12), 142, (2), legatura coeva in p. pelle marrone marmorizzata con bordura di greche in oro ai piatti. Titolo in oro su tassello rosso, fregi floreali e ornamentali in oro al dorso. Tagli dorati, sguardie marmorizzate. Vignetta incisa su rame al titolo con ritratto del Tasso. 2 testatine incise su rame dal Lucatelli. Dedicatoria in versi incisa su rame del Bodoni ad Anna Malaspina della Bastia, dama dell'insigne ordine della Crociera; segue una lunga prefazione di Pierantonio Serassi. Qualche lieve brunitura. Fresco e marginoso esemplare. Seconda tiratura della prima edizione bodoniana dell'"Aminta", impressa nel 1792 mantenendo al frontespizio la data dell'edizione dell'89. La presente tiratura si distingue dalla prima soltanto per il diverso corpo tipografico della segnatura della p. 13 della prefazione e per la lezione "novi lini" invece di "novi lumi" alla pagina 38, riga 14. A detta del Renouard si tratta di "l'une des plus belles éditions de Bodoni". Brooks, 379-380. De Lama, II, p. 54. Giani, 379. Giani, "Saggio", p. 15. Gamba, 950.

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        Canti del Solitario dell'Alpi.

      Genova, Per Giovanni Franchetti Stampatore Camerale, 1792. 1792 In-8°, pp. 72, bella legatura coeva in piena pelle con fregi in oro al dorso, ai piatti duplice filetto in oro. Alla prima carta bianca componimento letterario manoscritto firmato di P. Giannone intitolato: Paragone tra Bonfadio e Tennivelli, celebri scrittori. Ottimo esemplare. Ambrogio Viale, detto il Solitario delle Alpi (Cervo Ligure 1770 - Ibidem 1805) sul finire del XVIII secolo diede alle stampe vari componimenti che recuperavano molto dall'esempio di Ossian e di Young, ma anche di Dante. Fa parte di quella corrente letteraria definita preromantica e sepolcrale. Visionario dall'animo sconvolto, dedito a volontari esili nelle alpestri solitudini di Cervo, il Viale si diletta di scirvere idilli in forma di sonetti di gusto tetro e inquietanti, secondo la tendenza di tutta una schiera di poeti che si danno a cantare dei sepolcri, del nulla eterno, della vanità della vita, della natura forte e tiranna, da qui il termine poesia cimiteriale . In un sonetto si rivolge alla propria anima chiedendole se non "Era pur meglio il non uscir dal nulla". Il Viale parla costantemente di un'angoscia che lo attanaglia, di un male di vivere, si dice "Terribil nell'odio e nell'amore", invoca le "Ombre cave dei morti". Dizionario della letteratura Italiana p. 443; Bertana, Arcadia lugubre e preromantica, Napoli 1909.

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