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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books ]
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        Oracoli Auguri, Aruspici, Sibille, Indovini, della Religione Pagana Tratto da Antichissimi Monumenti, o Sulle Traccie Della Storia Delineata dal celbre Jacopo Guarana, ed incisi in rame dai pou esperti Viniziani artefici

      Venezia, 1792. A bit dust soiled, some rubbing to edges, interior superb with only"Sibylla Delphica" and "Erythrae Sibilla" with smallish brown spots mostly in margin. Folio. Engraved title page, frontispiece by Aloysius Povelato, complete with 41 plates (incl. frontispiece) and 43 (incl. title page) engraved text leaves three-quarter cream vellum over marbled boards, printed orange morocco spine label lettered in gilt In Italian. First plate "Jupiter Ammon" last plate "Samia Sibylla" - beautiful paper. Fine engravings of full length figures of pagan deities, sorcerers, sybils, etc. All of the text is also engraved and surrounded by a fine decorative border. Each plate and page of text is engraved on the recto only. Jacopo Guarana (1720 - 1808) was a student of Sebastian Ricci and Givanni Battista Tiepolo. He was one of Tiepolo's greatest followers in both his drawings and his frescos. Guarana received numerous commissions locally and abroad. He lived in Venice his entire life but travelled to Ravenna in 1751 and decorated there the dome of Santa Vitale. He also worked at Vanogaredo in 1763 and Stra in 1770. He became a member of the Accademia in Venice in 1756 .

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books ]
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        A General History of Quadrupeds. The Figures engraved on wood by...

      Newcastle upon Tyne: Printed by and for S. Hodgson, R. Beilby, & T. Bewick, 1792.. Third edition, 8vo, x, 483, (1) pp. Numerous wood engraved illustrations, marbled endpapers and edges. Later half calf, green morocco label, minor rubbing to extremities, very good.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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