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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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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        Manuel du Minéralogiste; ou Sciagraphie du Règne Minéral, distribuée d'après l'analyse chimique ... traduite et augmentée de notes par M. Mongez ... Nouvelle édition, considérablement augmentée par J.C. Delamétherie.

      Paris, Cuchet, 1792. 2 volumes. (215 x 140 mm). pp. cxx, 357; 443, with 2 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spines with red and green gilt lettered labels, uncut. Second French edition, very much enlarged by Lamétherie. It was 'an important textbook for a generation of French scientists, and contributed to the acceptance of chemical composition as an important criterion in distinguishing minerals' (DSB).The first edition 'Sciagraphia regni mineralis' was published in 1782. 'Following Linnaeus, Bergman divided inorganic substances into classes, genera, and species; and, as Linnaeus had done with plants and animals, he defined each class and genus by one word and each species by two' (DSB). A fine copy. Ward & Carozzi 179.

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        [Pamphlet]: The Duties and Powers of Public Officers and Private Persons with, respect to Violations of the Public Peace

      [London. 1792]. First. First edition, first issue. Octavo. 5, [1]pp. Unbound. A very good copy of the scarce first issue, without the list of contents on the title verso. An important legal tract setting forth acts, writings, and related conduct that would constitute a Breach of Peace. Attributed to Spencer Perceval, First Lord of the Treasury and British Prime Minister. A professional lawyer, Perceval made his mark soon after the publication of this pamphlet, by holding down the senior posts of Solicitor and Attorney-General, and Chancellor of the Exchequer. He is best known today for being the only British Prime Minister to have been assassinated; thus making his authorship of this pamphlet strangely prophetic. Scarce. OCLC locates only three copies. ESTC T35050. .

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        Opinion de L. M. Lepeletier, sur le jugement de Louis XVI, ci-devant Roi des François.

      De l'Imprimerie Nationale 1792 Imprimé par ordre de la Convention Nationale, 1 brochure in-8 en feuilles, De l'Imprimerie Nationale, 1792, 11 pp. Bon exemplaire. Rare exemplaire de l'opinion du régicide Lepeletier de Saint Fargeau. Il mourra le 21 janvier 1793, victime d'un attentat le jour de l'exécution de Louis XVI. Manque à Martin & Walter Français

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        Zoologia Adriatica ossia catalogo ragionato degli Animali del Golfo e delle Laguna di Venezia; preceduto da una dissertazione sulla storia fisica e naturale del Golfo; e accompagnato da memorie, ed osservazioni di fisica storia naturale ed economia.

      Bassano 1792. 4to (272 x 205mm). pp. (10), 334, (2, blank), xxxii, with 9 folded engraved plates. Contemporary brown wrappers. A valuable pioneer work on the marine fauna of the Adriatic, especially the Gulf and Lagoons of Venice. Giuseppe Olivi (1769-1795) was an Italian naturalist. Although he died at a young age he was the first to describe the rich fauna of this interesting part of the Adriatic. He was a correspondent of the prestigious Academy of Padua. The present work is his main work. Three of the fine engraved plates show crabs and two plates show shells. A fine uncut copy, some pages with faint waterstain at the lower right corner. Nissen ZBI, 3010.

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        Man as he Is.

      London: for William Lane at the Minerva Press, 1792.. 3 volumes ( of 4, lacking volume 1). Small 8vo, pp. 243:(1, advert.), 275:(1, advert.), & 272, contemporary full marbled calf with burgundy lettering and numbering pieces; lacking 1 numbering piece, joints rubbed but firm. Damp mark to some foremargins, one leaf with early marginal repair. Bound without the half-titles.A tragedy that this extremely rare first edition of this work is lacking the first volume. Only the 2nd edition of 1796 has appeared at auction during the past 30 years and then only on three occasions.

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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';

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        THE LETTERS OF JUNIUS (COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES)

      Printed for A. Hamilton, London, 1792. Good with no dust jacket. Full-Leather Two full leather volumes, spines in six compartments separated by gilt borders and decoration, gilt lettering on red labels in one compartment. 12mo. xxxiv, 227; 259, (37) pp. Former owner's name in an extremely elegent hand on each title page, library bookplates on each fep and a number written in the lower margin of the first text page of each volume (no other indications of library identification), both covers are scratched, chipped, and rubbed, corners bumped and worn, all four hinges are beginning to split, pages supple, both volumes appear unread. GOOD. Junius is the pseudonym of the still unidentified author of a series of letters contributed to Henry Sampson Woodfall's Public Advertiser, a popular English newspaper of the day, between January 21, 1769, and January 21, 1772. Junius' aims were to discredit the ministries of the Duke of Grafton and subsequently of Lord North and to draw attention to the political influence of George III, who was trying to establish his own "personal government" by selecting his ministers from a group of subservient friends. Junius used ferocious sarcasm in attacking the public and private lives of Grafton and his associates, the Duke of Bedford, the Earl of Bute, and Lord Mansfield. Finally, in his 35th letter, he attacked King George himself, causing a storm of indignation and prompting the government in 1770 to (unsuccessfully) prosecute Woodfall for seditious libel for having printed the letter. Junius' views were those of a radical Whig and an ardent supporter of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, who had been succeeded in office by Grafton in 1768. But Junius failed in his aims, for the ineffectual Grafton's fall in 1770 merely signaled the advent of Lord North's ministry. Apart from their significance as a literary controversy and their importance in the history of the freedom of the press, Junius' letters are notable for their style and the unsolved mystery of their authorship. They display little stylistic variety, and their tone hardly ever changes from that of sustained personal invective and of bitter, merciless sarcasm, but the writing has a fine boldness and liveliness, an urgency and blunt eloquence that still arrest the reader. Many attempts to discover Junius' identity have been made, including claims for Sir Philip Francis, the chief candidate; William Petty-Fitzmaurice, 2nd Earl of Shelburne (later 1st Marquess of Lansdowne); and Laughlin Macleane, who was Shelburne's undersecretary. Some 45 other candidates have been proposed less convincingly. Current opinion favors Sir Philip Francis. Ex-Library. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall

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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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        Laws of the State of New-York, Comprising the Constitution, And Acts

      1792. [New York]. Laws of the State of New York, Comprising the Constitution, And the Acts of the Legislature, Since the Revolution, From the First to the Fifteenth Session, Inclusive. New York: Printed by Thomas Greenleaf, 1792. Two volumes. Octavo (8" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary varnished sheep, blind fillets, lettering pieces and black-stamped volume numbers to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, light fading to spines, minor chipping to spine head of Volume 1, hinges starting. Toning to text, light browning and negligible foxing in places, internally clean. * Only edition. With the state constitution, a digested index and subscriber list that includes Aaron Burr, Edward Livingston and other prominent New Yorkers of the period. This was the second compilation of New York's laws published since the Revolution, and the first octavo edition. This format was chosen to make this edition more affordable. 1400 subscriber copies were issued. Complete in itself, a third volume was added to this set in 1798. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 350.

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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

      T. & J. Egerton London: T. & J. Egerton, 1792. 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.. 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.

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        A Voyage to the South Sea, Undertaken by Command of His Majesty for the Purpose of Conveying the Breadfruit Tree to the West Indies in the H.M.S. Bounty, Commanded by Lieut. William Bligh. Including an Account of the Mutiny on Board the Said Ship, and the Subsequent Voyage of Part of the Crew in the Ship's Boat from Tofua, one of the Friendly Island to Timor, a Dutch Settlement in the East Indies.

      4°. 10 n.n. S., 264 S. Mit gestochenem Porträt als Frontispiz, 2 gestochenen Plänen, 4 gestochenen Karten und 1 gestochenen Tafel. Lederband um 1830 mit rotem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, Rückenvergoldung mit Marinemotiv und Deckelfiletierung. Sabin 5910. - Ferguson 125. - Wantrup 652a - Embacher 43. - Erste Ausgabe. - Blighs Reiseerzählung gilt wohl als eines der bekanntesten Bücher der Entdecker- und Seefahrerliteratur. Mit dem Auftrag der britischen Regierung, den ertragreichen Brotbaum von Tahiti nach West-Indien zu bringen, stach die Bounty Ende 1787 von London in See. Mit mehrmonatiger Verspätung landete das Schiff im Oktober 1788 in Tahiti, lud die Brotbäume und lag, um den Monsun für die Weiterfahrt abzuwarten, mehrere Monate vor Anker. Auf der Weiterfahrt kam es am 28. April 1789 zur berühmten Meuterei unter der Leitung von Fletcher Christian. Bligh wurde mit dem Rest der Mannschaft auf einer kleinen Barkasse ausgesetzt. Nach über drei Monaten Fahrt erreicht das hoffnungslos überladene Schiffchen nach über 5800 km Timor. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach England strengte Bligh die Verfolgung und Verurteilung der Meuterer an. Bligh, aus einfachen Verhältnissen stammend, hatte dabei den Einfluss einiger der Meuterer, die aus der englischen Oberschicht stammten, unterschätzt. Das Bild des herrischen, jähzornigen und sadistischen Kapitäns blieb, vor allem durch die Darstellungen im Film, bestehen, obwohl durch die Forschung die Qualitäten Blighs als Seefahrer und seine Führungsqualitäten längst erwiesen sind. - Die zwei Pläne zeigen den Ladeplan für die Verschiffung der Brotbäume sowie den Plan der Barkasse. Mit einer Ansicht der Frucht des Brotbaumes, drei Karten mit Darstellungen der von Bligh entdeckten Inseln sowie der gefalteten Karte mit der Route von Blighs Barkasse von den Freundschaftsinseln bis Timor. - Einbanddeckel bestossen und berieben. Im Innenfalz mit Leinenstreifen verstärkt. Porträt und Titel gebräunt und mit Wasserrand. Karten gebräunt und fleckig. - Sehr breitrandiges Exemplar. - First edition. - Bligh's travel descriptions belong to the most well-known discovery and seafaring literature. The Bounty left London and the end of 1787 for sea with the assignment of the British Government to bring the breadfruit tree from Tahiti to the West Indies. The ship landed in Tahiti in October 1788 with a delay of many months, loaded the breadfruit trees, and stayed anchored in port for a few months while awaiting the monsoon to leave. The well-known mutiny conducted by Fletcher Christian happened on the 28th of April 1789 during the continuation of the journey; Bligh was exposed with the other members of the crew on a launch. After more than three months this overloaded boat reached Timor which was 5800 km away. Back in England, Bligh strained to pursuit and denunciate the mutineers. Bligh, whose origins were modest, underestimated the influence of some of the mutineers, which came from the English upper class. The picture of an authoritative, irascible and sadistic captain survived, especially due to film interpretations although Bligh's seafaring and leadership abilities are long ago scientifically proven. The two plans show the loading plan of the breadfruit trees as well as the plan of the launch. With a plate picturing the breadfruit, three maps showing the islands discovered by Bligh and a folded map showing the route followed by Bligh in his launch leading from the Friendship Islands to Timor. - Side of the binding bumped and worn, inner folds strengthened with linen stripes. Portrait and title browned and with water stained margins. Maps browned and stained. - Copy with very large margins. [5 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Abhandlung über die vorzüglichsten Augenkrankheiten nebst ihrer Kurarten.

      6 Kupfertafeln, LXXVIII, 416 S. Pappband der Zeit (berieben). Seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Hirschberg II, § 396, S. 136, Nr. 3 Anm.; Albert/Norton 1967 (zur engl. Orig.-Ausg. London 1790): "One of the most intriguing volumes in the historic ophthalmic literature. Ostensibly written by Rowley, the book was jugded in England to be an important ophthalmological work at the time. Almost half a century later, it gradually dawned on the ophthalmic intelligentsia that the book was in fact a plagiarism. Rowley's book was an unacknowledged translation of Joseph Jacob Plenck's Doctrina de morbus oculorum. The full story of the deception was published in 1910 by the great historian, Julius Hirschberg' (Albert, The Classics of Ophthalmology Library, 1988). - Titel mit Bibliotheksstempel, Abgabevermerk und Besitzerstempel.

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        Observations on the Scurvy, with a Review of the Opinions Lately Advanced on that Disease

      London, 1792 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Observations on the Scurvy, with a Review of the Opinions Lately Advanced on that Disease... , 2nd edition. London: printed for T. Longman; and J. Watts, Gosport, 1792. [4], xxxi, [1], 34-243, [1 errata] pp, half-title, library stamp to title, interior clean with very minor spotting; [bound with] DENMAN, Thomas, Observations on the Rupture of the Uterus, on Snuffles in Infants, and on Manea Lactea. London: J. Johnson, 1810, [4], 70, [2] pp, advert leaf at rear; [bound with] PARKINSON, James, Hints for the Improvement of Trusses, Intended to Render their Use Less Inconvenient, and to Prevent the Necessity of an Understrap, with a Description of a Truss of Easy Construction and Slight Expence, for the Use of Labouring Poor, To Whom this little Tract is Chiefly Addressed. London: C. Whittingham for H.D. Symonds, 1802, viii, [1], 10-22, [2] pp, one engraved plate (some spotting), advert leaf at rear; [bound with] HEBERDEN, William, An Epitome of Infantile Diseases, with their Causes, Symptoms, and Method of Cure, Translated into English, with Additional Notes and Observations by J. Smyth, MD. Uttoxeter: R. Richards for Lackington, Allen, London, 1805, xv, [1], 79 pp, half-title; [bound with] BRANDISH, Joseph, Observations on the Use of caustic Alkali in Scrofula, and other chronic Diseases. London: T. Reynolds, 1811. iv, 48 pp.; [bound with] ARMSTRONG, Charles, An Essay on Scrophula... London: T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1812, xiii, 82 pp. 19th century library cloth, rubbed and slightly soiled, 8vo. Provenance: Birmingham Medical Institute. ---- Trotter: Garrison-Morton 3716; Parkinson: Wellcome library; Heberden: Garrison-Morton 6327 note, first edition in English. Denman: First Edition..

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        The works... london, johnson, dilly and cadell, 1792-91.

      Due opere: The state of the prisons in England and Wales with preliminary observations and an account of some foreign prisons and hospitals... The fourth edition. Pp. (10) 540. Con 22 tavole fuori testo di cui molte ripiegate. Unito a: An account of the principal Lazzarettos in Europe, with various papers relative to the plague togheter with further observations on some foreign prisons and hospitals... Pp. vi (2) 259 (15) + 32 di un'appendice intitolata: Appendix containing Observations concerning foreign prisons and hospitals... Con 22 tavole f.t. di cui molte ripiegate. Due opere in due volumi di cm. 29, solida ed elegante legatura uniforme in piena pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Qualche segno di restauro alle cerniere, poche tracce d'uso, volumi complessivamente in ottimo stato di conservazione. Si tratta dell'edizione migliore e più completa di quest'opera che rappresenta il primo accurato studio sulle prigioni, lazzaretti ed ospedali in Gran Bretagna ed in altri stati d'Europa. Cfr. Garrison-Morton; PMM.

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        Utkast til Blekings historia och beskrifning.

      (I)-II. Lund, C. F. Berling respektive Berlingska boktryckeriet, 1792-93. 8:o. Grav. titelblad,(4),165,(5) s. + grav. titelblad,(4),167-386,(10) s. & 1 grav. plansch & 1 utvikbar gränskolorerad grav. karta. Samtida ngt nött pappbd med rygg i solkigt beige papper och pärmar av gråpapper samt ngt nött handskriven ryggtiteletikett. Inlagan med någon enstaka småfläck och del II inledningsvis svagt bruntonad. Stort, endast lätt putsat ex. med L. F. Rääfs exlibris.. Setterwall 5670. Ottervik Litteratur om Blekinge 956. Del I är en historik över landskapet medan del II beskriver dess härader, städer, byar och gårdar. Historikern Nils Henric Sjöborg (1767-1838), som härstammade från en blekingesläkt, blev professor i Lund 1799. Genom L. von Engeströms förordnande utnämndes han till antikvitetsintendent för hela riket, vilket resulterade i många och långa resor i syfte att uppspåra och beskriva landets fornminnen. Sjöborg var liksom Rääf ledamot av Götiska förbundet

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        An Inquiry Into the Nature, Cause, and Cure of the Gout, and of Some of the Diseases with Which it is Connected.

      Bell & Bradfute & Robinson, Edinburgh 1792. 8vo. (6)+XLIII+242 pages. Contemporary half-calf with 5 raised bands. Armorial contemporary bookplate on front pastedown (Seton of Ekosund). Fine.. First edition. Inscribed by the author to Baron Seton on verso of title-page

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        Journal Intime de Maine de Biran de l'année 1792 a l'année 1824. Publié avec un Avant-propos, une Introductin et des Notes.

      2 vols. (1792-1817. 1817-1824). Paris: Librairie Plon 1927-31. With portrait. XLVI + 300 + XLIII + 355 s. Uncut copy bound with orig. wrappers and topedge gilt in nice full leatherbindings with golddecorations on spine, goldlines on boards and inner ornamental border. (Anker Kyster 1944). In slipcases

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        Dictionnaire des jeux faisant suite au tome iii des mathematiques. a paris, chez panckoucke, 1792.

      Cm. 26, pp. (4) 316 + 16 tavole incise in rame, anche a doppia paginna. Solida legatura in mezza pelle, dorso liscio con titoli e filetti in oro. Dorso ben rifatto. Rade bruniture, ben conservato. Studio monograficamente autonomo ed appartenente alla celebre ""Encyclopédie mèthodique"". Interessante e non comune fonte di notizie sui giochi antichi.

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        Utkast til en svensk flora, eller afhandling om svenska växternas väsendteliga kännetekn och nytta.

      Uppsala, J. Edmans enka, 1792. 8:o. (8),358,(10) s. & 2 utvikbara grav. plr. Alrotsmarmorerat skinnbd från början av 1900-talet med svagt upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg och röd titeletikett samt guldpräglade pärmbårder. Ryggen ngt blekt och med ytliga sprickor och repor, bl.a. ovanför titeletiketten. Främre yttre fals sprucken. Inlagan oskuren och interfolierad med kvartoblad i samtiden. Samtida trevliga anteckningar i marginalerna och på de interfolierade bladen. En och annan bläckplump i marginalen och den sista planschen med bläckfläckar i de övre och nedre hörnen. Stort och intressant exemplar med H. Kugelbergs namnteckning daterad Uppsala 1792 och Thorbjörn Hwass exlibris.. Krok 3. Andra upplagan utkom 1798 och den tredje, utökad med norska växter, 1816. Dalslänningen Thorbjörn Hwass (1852-1927) var läkare och professor i nervsjukdomar

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        Flora Scotica: or, a Systematic Arrangeent, in the Linnæan Method, of the Native Plats of Scotland and the Hebrides. I-II.

      London, J. Dickson et al, 1792. Second edition. Two volumes, XLI + 1 blank + 530 p. + 23 engraved plates; (2) + 531-1151 + 1 blank + (24) p. + 12 engraved plates (whereof 5 folded). Green half leather with front covers bound with. Some foxing

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        Politiska antekningar.

      Första stycket. Skrifvit på D---a af T- i december år 1792. Med några tilökningar sedermera. Skara, F. J. Leverentz, 1799. 4:o. 56 s. & 3 grav. plr, varav 2 utvikbara. Bra marmorerat pappbd med brun titeletikett i skinn. Två överstrukna ord på s. 50. Författarnamnet inskrivet i gammal tid på titelbladet samt namnteckningen "Stjerneld". Med Gunnar Brusewitz exlibris.. Setterwall 3702 anger felaktigt fyra planscher. Allt som utkom. Planscherna, som är graverade av Elias Martin, föreställer en gånggrift vid Dala och Askeberga stenar, bägge efter Hilfeling, samt ett fantasiporträtt av Torgils Knutsson på Kungslena. Detta arbete har en komplicerad förhistoria: det föregicks av "Politiska erinringar" 1793 som inarbetades i den 1795 utkomna "Politiska erhinringar". Ur den sistnämnda trycktes en omarbetad del av det första stycket 1798 under titeln "Politiska erinringar", följt av detta arbete året därpå. Tham redovisar här sina politiska och historiska reflexioner över bl.a. de gamla göternas styresskick med hänvisningar till olika äldre urkunder och lagböcker samt sagolitteraturen. Författaren pläderar för sin aristokratiska grundsyn och kritiserar skarpt tryckfriheten och demokratiska strävanden i samtiden. Adolf Ludvig Stjerneld (1755-1835) var en av ledarna för oppositionen mot Gustav III i slutet av 1780-talet och försökte bl.a. vinna ryskt stöd för ett inskränkningsförsök av kungamakten i Sverige. Kungen upptäckte verksamheten och Stjerneld blev arresterad tillsammans med andra oppositionsmän. Han släpptes dock ett år senare och vann ny gunst vid hovet. 1821 blev han invald i Vitterhetsakademien och ihopbragte på sin ålders höst en diger samling manuskript, böcker och porträtt på Gripsholms slott där han var ståthållare sedan 1822. Där var han en nydanare av slottets porträttgalleri och utvidgade samlingen så att den inte bara innehöll kungligheter utan även andra bemärkta svenska män och kvinnor. Gunnar Brusewitz har ägnat den originelle Tham ett eget kapitel i sin essäsamling "Den nöjsamma nyttigheten"

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