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        Picturesque views on the river Thames, from its source in Glocestershire to the Nore; with observations on the public buildings and other works of art in its vicinity

      London: T. & J. Egerton, 1792. 4to (25 cm, 9.8"). 2 vols. I: Add. engr. t.-p., xvi, 209, [3] pp.; 1 map, 27 plts., illus. II: Add. engr. t.-p., viii (incl. t.-p.), 258, [4] pp.; 1 map, 25 plts., illus. First edition of Ireland's guidebook to the architectural, botanical, artistic, and historical pleasures to be found along the Thames, featuring assorted poetical digressions as well as descriptions of the splendor of Blenheim Castle and other castles and manors, the disrepair of London Bridge, and paintings by Rubens and Holbein. The two volumes are copiously illustrated with 52 aquatint plates engraved by C. Apostool after drawings by Ireland, 2 maps, and a number of in-text cuts. ESTC T2691; Abbey, Scenery, 430. Period-style quarter calf over marbled paper–covered sides, spines with gilt-stamped leather title and author labels, gilt-ruled raised bands, and gilt-stamped decorations in compartments. Versos only of half-titles, title-pages, and a few other leaves stamped by a now-defunct institution. Plates lightly to moderately spotted, with some instances of light offsetting to pages around plates. Pages faintly age-toned, with edges untrimmed; one leaf with lower outer corner torn away, not touching text. This supplies both handsome, interesting pictures and good, now quaint reading.

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        [Trompe l'oeil of paper money and other printed financial ephemera]

      circa 1792. Engraving, coloured by hand, by Tardieu, after Gatteaux. 22 7/8 x 19 5/16 inches. Gatteaux was a sculptor and medallist; among his accomplishments was the invention of a machine for duplicating sculpture. He also designed and engraved paper money, lottery tickets, tax stamps and other official and legal paper, of the sort represented here, which may be examples of his work. Included are paper currency of various issues during the early years of the Republic, centered on an amusing engraving of a beggar, a symbolic warning to those who would put their trust in such ephemeral guarantors of wealth. The trompe l'oeil theme, generally a casual arrangement of printed paper, letters, playing cards, drawings and watercolors (frequently against a specific background, with the whole occupying a very shallow pictorial space), enjoyed an enduring popularity in Europe as a sub-genre of still-life. There are examples from many countries in many media, watercolor being the most usual, though an important and early exception is Wallerant Vaillant's 1658 oil on canvas Letter Rack [now in the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden]. In the United States, an early example in the genre was the architect Benjamin Latrobe's watercolor Breakfast Equipage of the "Eliza"(Maryland Historical Society), dated 1795, within a few years of the probable date of execution of the present work. The "letter-rack", developed in oils by William M. Harnett and John F. Peto, became the dominant theme of this genre in America. The engraver could be any of several members of the Tardieu family, which spread over three generations of French 18th-century printmaking and were active in all areas of the industry. The most likely choices are: Jean Baptiste Tardieu (1768-1837), Jean Baptiste Pierre Tardieu (1746-1816) or Pierre Alexandre Tardieu (1756-1844).

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        Les stratagèmes des échecs, ou collection des cours d'échecs les plus brillans et les plus curieux, tant dans la partie ordinaire que dans les différentes parties composées; tirés des meilleurs auteurs, et dont plusieurs n'ont point encore été pub

      Jean-André Fischer, for Amand König 2 volumes in one: 93+[1 blank] pages with tables, engraved plate in the text volume; 122 page of color diagrams. Sextodecimo (4 3/4" x 4") bound in period leather with gilt stamping to spine and red spine label. First chess book to be published in color. Date reads X after the French revolution started publishing with the date I in 1792.(Schaakboekerij Niemeijer 1788); (Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:2152); (Rimington-Wilson 991-994); (Anton Schmid, Lit. des Schachspiels, page 325) First edition.First edition of a fine chess manual, a classic in its field, the plates here beautifully colored by hand. The engraved plate in the text volume of a chess board with all chess pieces set up in the starting position, the fields colored in white and gold and the pieces in red and black, the gold and red colored by hand (opposite page 28), and 120 engraved plates with similarly hand colored chess boards depicting chess problems in the plates volume. The tables with the full proceedings of all the chess games, illustrated on the engraved plates, are given in the text volume, accompanied by short explanations and the book starts with a general exposition of the rules of the game. In the first volume is Cerutti's poem on chess. Stamma is pillaged in this work. The work was published simultaneously at Strasbourg in German translation, and in 1816 it was translated into English. All these editions were several times republished as well, all through the 19th century.

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        Tratado del Real Derecho de las Medias-Anatas Seculares

      1792. Rezabal (Rezabel) y Ugarte, Jose de [d. 1800]. Tratado del Real Derecho de las Medias-Anatas Seculares: y del Servicio de Lanzas a que Estan Obligados los Titulos de Castilla. Origen Historico de Este Juzgado en el Reyno del Peru. Reglas con Que se Administran Estos Ramos en Ambas Americas, Conformes en la Mayor Parte a las que Estan Prescritas en Espana Para su Adeudo y Recaudacion. Con Tres Apendices: El Primero Contiene un Catalogo Alfabetico de los Titulos Existentes en Aquel Vireynato, Sus Creaciones Respectivas y Actuales Poseedores. El Segundo las Reglas Generales de Media-Anata Insertas en la Real Cedula de 3 Julio de 1664. Y el Tercero las Reales Ordenes y Cedulas que se Han Expedido Para el Mejor Regimen y Gobierno de Ambos Derechos. Madrid: En la Oficina de B. Cano, 1792. [xvi], 252 pp. Fold-out table. Folio (11-1/2" x 8"). Contemporary sheep treated to look like tree calf, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, rouged edges, ribbon marker, marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to extremities with minor chipping to head of spine, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges cracked. Early owner bookplate and signature to verso of title page with some bleed-through and offsetting, interior otherwise fresh. * Only edition. This is a treatise on inheritance law and taxation in the Viceroyalty of Peru. The author was the senior judge in Cusco. It includes a detailed catalogue of all Spanish titles of nobility in Peru and contains a good deal of information relating to native South Americans and people of mixed Spanish-native blood. Indeed, it is an important source for its information on the legal status of these people and is included in the CD-ROM collection Textos Clasicos de Literatura Juridica Indiana (Madrid, 1999). OCLC locates 14 copies, 11 in North America, 1 in a law library (Library of Congress). Palau, Manual del Librero Hispanoamericano 265986.

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        VOYAGES TO THE COAST OF AFRICA, By Mess. Saugnier and Brisson: Containing an Account of Their Shipwreck on Board Different Vessels, and Subsequent Slavery, and Interesting Details of The Manners of the Arabs of The Desert, and of The Slave Trade

      London: G.G.J. & J. Robinson, 1792. pp; [viii], viii, [1] folding map, 1-500, [2] blank. Full brown leather boards, gilt trim, red title piece and gilt lettering on the spine. A very good copy in full calf binding. A primary source of African history and the Slave Trade. The text includes accounts of the shipwreck of both authors and their subsequent experiences as captives of Arab slavers. The authors didn't lack a sense of humour in their descriptions of the rather hostile environment in which they found themselves. They noted for example, that "...this charming country has one advantage, which is, if a man became tired of life he may easily terminate his existence without committing the crime of suicide". The front spine has cracked near the base and there is wear to the leather on the spine and the edges of the boards. In addition, the ends of the spine have worn to the headband. A copy of the truly scarce first edition of this important book on African history.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Paul et Virginie A Paris

      (Paris): Chez Janet, Successeur du Sieur Jubet, (1792). First edition.. Hardcover. Fine. 15 x 24 mm. (about ¾' by 1"). 64pp . Illustrated. With Almanac for 1793. Contemporary full leather. Boards and spine tooled in gilt, also tooled with 'Libert Egalit" on the upper board and crossed swords on the lower. All edges gilt. A fine copy. Rare. Not found in Gumuchian; Welsh #5483 (under 'Paul et Virginia';

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Map of France, Divided into Metro Circle, Departments and Districts as decreed by the National Assembly January 15, 1790

      London: Published by Wm. Faden, October 1, 1792. (MAP) Image 20 x 23-1/2 inches, framed to 25-1/2 x 29-1/2 inches overall. Hand colored copper engraving by William Faden. Fine

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      Imprimerie Nationale, Paris 1792 - RO40234592: 3 pages. Signature de Danton, tampon révolutionnaire rouge et annotations d'époque (certification) en dernière par. Petits manques sur les coins supérieurs du fait de la mouillure (sans altération de la lecture). Du 6 sept. août 1792, l'an IVe de la Liberté. En IV Articles. In-8 En feuillets. Etat d'usage. Livré sans Couverture. Dos satisfaisant. Mouillures Classification Dewey : 97.2-Dédicace, envoi [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Imitations of Original Drawings by Hans Holbein,

      London: W. Bulmer for the editor,, 1792-1800. in the Collection of his Majesty, for the Portraits of Illustrious Persons of the Court of Henry VIII. Edited by John Chamberlaine. Folio (540 × 403 mm). Contemporary calf, title gilt directly to the spine, flat bands with gilt roundel and Greek key rolls, compartments gilt with floral and foliate tools, boards with broad rolled gilt panel of overlapped drawer-handle tools between saw-tooth rolls, zig-zag edge-roll, all edges gilt, wide turn-ins with gilt palmette roll, foliate corner-pieces, dun endpapers. 83 stipple-engraved plates printed in colour, 65 on pink paper, 50 of these mounted, 4 on greyish paper mounted, one plate with 2 hand-coloured engravings - listed as plates 75 and 76 in Abbey's plates-count - the last 10 plates being unlettered proofs. Skilfully rebacked with the original spine laid down and the corners restored, a little rubbed overall, and with some craquelure to edges of boards, free endpapers browned at margins from turn-ins, internally some browning, 2 plain paper plates (Judge More and Warham) particularly foxed, one plate on pink paper (Jane Seymour) split a short way along the plate-mark, 2 mounted plates loose, but remains a handsome copy. First edition, "surely the finest early example of English colour printing" (Ray). Abbey notes that the plates "are all by Bartolozzi with the exception of three by C. Metz, and one by C. Knight … In every way a splendid book, the colour printing reproducing with extraordinary fidelity the original designs: the biographical notices are by Edmund Lodge." The book was reissued in a reduced size of demy quarto in 1812, and again in 1828.

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        The Works of the British Poets - With Prefaces Biographical and Critical

      London: John and Arthur Arch and for Bell and Bradfute and J. Mundell and Co., 1792. Fourteen volumes complete - Volume One - [4], 728pp; Volume Two - 762pp; Volume Three - 756pp; Volume Four - 838pp; Volume Five - 728pp; Volume Six - xii, 780pp; Volume Seven - viii, 796pp; Volume Eight - xvi, 878pp; Volume Nine - xviii, 916pp; Volume Ten - xx, 1008pp; Volume Eleven - xxiv, 1250pp; Volume Twelve - xi, 880pp; Volume Thirteen - 828pp and Volume Fourteen - 866pp, 16pp adverts. Uniform full mottled calf, later rebacked, title and volume in gilt to spines, gilt borders to covers, with gilt roll to edges and inner edges. Rubbed, especially to outer joints, though all joints holding well, corners bumped and worn, occasional chipping to headpieces, though generally in good order. Internally all joints reinforced with old cloth tape, some light browning, light foxing and light water staining throughout all volumes, but generally in decent order. All volumes have an additional engraved title with attractive vignettes, volumes 12-14 lack the letterpress title (if called for) as estc notes "volumes 1-11 have their own titlepages dated from 1792-1795" (estcT2891), not mentioning volumes 12-14 though estc T152376 notes that "Each volume has an additional engraved titlepage" suggesting a letterpress title is called for in all volumes. Volume 14 wasn't printed until 1807. Quite a comprehensive overview of English poetry, poets covered include Chaucer, Surrey, Sackville, Spenser, Shakespeare, Drayton, Carew, Suckling, Donne, Daniel, Browne, Fletcher, F., Fletcher, G. Jonson, Drummond, Crashaw, Davenant, Milton, Cowley, Waller, Butler, Denheam, Dryden, Rochester, Roscommun, Otway, Pomfret, Stepney, Philips, Walsh, Smith, Duke, King, Sprat, Halifax, Parnell, Garth, Rowe, Addison, Hughes, Sheffield, Prior, Congreve, Blackmore, Fenton, Granville, Yalden, Pope, Gay, Tickell, Somerville, Parrison, Hammond, Savage, Hill, Broome, Pitt, Blair, Swift, Thomson, Watts, Hamilton, Philips, West, Collins, Dyer, Shenstone, Mallet, Akenside, Harte, Young, Wilkie, Dodsley, Smart, Langhorne, Bruce, Chatterton, Graeme, Glover, Shaw, Lovibond, Penrose, Mickle, Jago, Scott, Johnson, Whitehead, Jenyns, Logan, Warton, Cotton, Blacklock, Pope's Iliad, Pope's Odyssey, West's Pindar, Dryden's Virgil, Dryden's Persius, Dryden's Juvenal, Pitt's Aeneid, Rowe's Lucan, Homer's Hymn to Ceres, Pindar's Odes Omitted by West, Cooke's Hesiod, Fawke's Theocritus, Anacreon, Sappho, Bion, Moschus, Fawke's Musaeus, Apollonius Rhodius, Creech's Lucretius and Grainger's Tibullus. First Thus. Full Calf. Good. 8vo.

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        LA CONSTITUTION FRANCOISE, Presentee Au Roi Par l'Assemblee Nationale, Le 3 Septembre 1791 & Acceptee Le 14 Du Meme Mois

      Paris: Chez Mongie, Libraire, Au Palais-Royal, Fous Le Arcades De Bois, 1792. 116p., half-title, bound in full calf, spine stamped in gilt, black leather spine label gilt, marbled endpapers, corners worn, spine worn with some loss at head with chipping to label.. The French Constitution was the first written constitution of France. First drafted in 1789 it was finally and reluctantly accepted by King Louis XVI in September 1791.. 12mo.

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      Paris: Chez Buisson, 1792.. Two volumes. [5],xxii-lii,366; [4],511pp. Half title in each volume. Contemporary French speckled calf, spines gilt, gilt morocco labels. A few instances of neat, contemporary ink marginalia. Light staining in upper margin of second half of first volume. Overall, a very handsome set, in lovely original condition. 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 & THE MIND OF MAN 234.

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        Plan of the City of Washington

      Washington: U. S. Senate, [no date, originally 1792, but 1852]. Engraved by Samuel Hill. Originally folded, skilful repairs to separations at folds. 18 1/8 x 22 inches. Issued in "Maps of the District of Columbia and city of Washington", this is a fine 19th century re-issue of the first separately published plan of Washington. It was published by the U. S. Senate in 1852. The city's lay-out derived from a number of ideas , Washington's and Jefferson's most famously, but owes most of its initial configuration to Pierre Charles L'Enfant (1754-1825), who had served under Washington during the war as an engineer. Spreading out from the crux of the Potomac and its East Branch in a north-south grid, the city has superimposed upon it fifteen avenues (for the fifteen states as of 1792) that radiate from the White House or Capitol or parallel one of those radiant avenues. These, happily, violate the obligatory grid and that provide circles at the many-branched intersections and create broad axes from horizon to horizon. The Federal City, as depicted in the present plan, was modified by Andrew Ellicott (1754-1820). Troubles between the Commissioners of the City and L'Enfant because they needed to have a printed copy of the plan in order to sell building lots. L'Enfant irritated them by working slowly and releasing only sketchy plans . On instruction from President Washington, Thomas Jefferson on February 27, 1792 wrote a letter to L'Enfant dismissing him as city planner." (Washington Map Society, online). Ellicott " trained to be a mathematician and surveyor. He conducted several large surveys with David Rittenhouse, the Philadelphia astronomer, signed from the project." "The authority to establish a federal capital was provided in Article One, Section 8, of the United States Constitution, which permits a 'District (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular states, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States'. James Madison explained the need for a federal district on January 23, 1788 in the Federalist No. 43, arguing that the national capital needed to be distinct from the states, in order to provide for its own maintenance and safety ...The Constitution, however, does not specify a location for the new capital. In what later became known as the Compromise of 1790, Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson came to an agreement that the federal government would assume war debt carried by the states, on the condition that the new national capital would be located in the South. On July 16, 1790, the Residence Act provided for a new permanent capital to be located on the Potomac River, the exact area to be selected by President Washington... Both Maryland and Virginia ceded portions of their territory to form the new capital. A new 'federal city' was constructed on the north bank of the Potomac ... On September 9, 1791, the federal city was named in honor of George Washington and the district was named the Territory of Columbia... Congress held its first session in Washington on November 17, 1800." (Wikipedia) Wheat & Brun 530; Reps, Washington on View, p.36-37;

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        Josiah Parker (MEMBER OF 1ST CONTINENTAL CONGRESS) 1792 Signed Letter to Nicholas Low - 'we have been long enough of war, my wish is now for peace.'

      Philadelphia: Original Letter (ALS), 1792. Other Other. Good. (Autograph Letter) PARKER, Josiah. Original Autograph Letter Signed (ALS). Philadelphia: Original, Nov. 4, 1792. Single sheet (folded). 8 1/2 X 10 inches. Parker was a noted Revolutionary War soldier and Politician. He served under 'Lighthorse' Harry Lee in Virginia and received the Commendation of th Commander in Chief for his service at the Battle of Trenton, Princeton and Brandywine. He is one of five soldiers depicted in 'Capture f the Hessians' by Trumbull. Parker was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1786 to 1788 and was a member of the FIRST CONGRESS from 1789 to 1801. The recipient of the letter, Nicholas Low, was Director of the Bank of New York as well as being a member of the New York Assembly with the Federalist Party. Letter written in an attempt to settle a financial dispute between Parker and a Mr. Heron. As part of the resolution settlement proposed by Parker, he humbly adds that he wishes to put an end to this altercation as 'we have been long enough at war, my wish is now for peace.' Overall GOOD condition with scattered foxing and folds. One slight chip to right border.

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        Synopsis and nosology, being an arrangement and definition of diseases

      Hartford: Nathaniel Patten for Isaiah Thomas, 1792. 16mo. (5 3/4 x 3/38 inches). Half-title. xxxix, [1], 80pp. Period sheep, flat spine divided by gilt rules, black morocco lettering piece in the second compartment. First edition in English and a noted early American medical imprint Cullen was an eminent Scottish physician; professor of medicine and chemistry at Glasgow and Edinburgh and first published this work in Latin in 1783. The work was first translated into English for the present American edition. This copy the issue with a six-line imprint. Evans 24237; Austin 581; Norman 540

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        Briefe über Schlesien, Krakau, Wieliczka, und die Grafschaft Glatz auf einer Reise im Jahr 1791

      Berlin, Maurer 1792 -1793. 20 cm. 2 Bände. (2), 450; (2), 4, 426, 7, (1) Seiten mit 1 ausfaltbaren Kupferstichkarte, 6 Kupfertafeln (davon 3 ausfaltbar) und 3 Tabellen (davon 2 ausfaltbar). Festeinband, Halbledereinband-Bde. der Zeit mit farbigen Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung - ADB 45, 424 - Engelmann, Geogr. 261 - Griep / Luber 1534 - Lipperheide 1965 Dfo 5 - Einzige Ausgabe. "Zöllner reiste als Begleiter des Barons von Carmer 1791 durch Schlesien und die Grafschaft Glatz. Aus Briefen an seine Frau ... sowie an Alexander von Humboldt (mit statistischen Einzelheiten) entsteht hier eine halb populäre, halb wissenschaftliche Landeskunde von Schlesien" (Griep / Luber). Beschrieben werden unter anderem: Bäder und Brunnen, Bergwerke, Eisenhütten, Englische Feuermaschine (Grubenpumpe), Gold- und Silbermanufaktur, Kobaltgruben, Papiermühlen, Töpferei in Breslau und Bunzlau, Zinnbergbau. Mit einer Karte des Kreises Oppeln; die Tafeln mit Darstellung schlesischer Trachten und Ansichten: Felsengruppe bei Adersbach, Wartha, Zackenfall, Schreibershau (2). Gutes Exemplar aus der Bibliothek der Grafen von Schönborn-Buchheim. Stellenweise papierbedingte Bräunung -

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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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      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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      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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      - 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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      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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      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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