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        A New Map of Ireland

      Dublin, Alex. Taylor and London W. Faden, 1793. . Map dimensions 73.5 x 63.5 cm, overall dimension 75.5 x 65.5 cm. An attractive folding map of Ireland with a decorative title cartouche to the upper left and a similar dedication cartouche to the lower right, original outline colour marking out the county boundaries. The map dissected into 20 sections and mounted on linen, manuscript brief title to one of the folded end section, folds into into original marbled paper slipcase which has printed brief title label to the upper cover. Wear with slight loss to one of the spines of the case, minor loss to the covering paper elsewhere, the map in very good condition.

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        William Evelyn, Esq

      London: Published by George Townly Stubbs, 3 August, 1793. Roulette work with stipple. State ii/ii, with the engraved inscription: 'Geo. Stubbs Pinxt. - Geoe. Townly Stubbs Sculpt. Engraver to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales / London pubd. August 3rd 1793 by G T Stubbs No. 86 Hugh Stt. Marylebone'. In good condition with the exception of being expertly re-margined. Skillfully mended tears on top margin extending into image. 17 5/8 x 21 1/2 inches. 18 5/8 x 22 3/8 inches. A striking portrait of William Evelyn by one of the most famous English painters, George Stubbs. A wonderful portrait of William Evelyn which demonstrates Stubbs' remarkable talents as a portrait painter. 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 tuition. 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. 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. The gap between the date of the painting (1771) and the engraving (1793), is unusual and falls outside the typical publishing practices of the father and son team. This long delay is difficult to explain since Evelyn was at neither time a topical figure. It is possible, therefore, either Stubbs or his son percieved a commercial demand for portraits and figure subjects in the 1790's, or that they were keen to publicise Stubbs' proficiency as a portrait painter. Interestingly, Evelyn's portrait was an unusually expensive print, retailing at 1 guinea for standard impressions and 2 guineas for colour printed copies and proofs. This price was double what Stubbs was asking for some of his most popular prints. Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs 96, ii/ii; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p.271

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        LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON Comprehending an Account of his Studies and Numerous Works, etc

      London: Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1793. 3 volumes. First octavo edition, revised and augmented by Boswell, with the corrections, cancels, and misprints. This copy also with the extra *c3 leaf of “Additional Corrections” noted by Rothschild, the "Additions received after the Second Edition was printed" (pp. *i-*xxii), "A Chronological Catalogue of the Prose Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D" which is the first attempt at a Johnson bibliography (pp. *xxiii- *xxxi), and thirteen letters to Bennet Langton and one to the Earl of Bute. Engraved portrait frontispiece, after the painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Also with the folding ‘Round Robin’ plate and a folding plate of with a facsimile of Dr. Johnson's handwriting. 8vo, very handsomely bound in original period tree calf, the spines richly gilt tooled in panels decorated with a central device featuring an anchor above an urn and surrounded by gilt borders, divided into six compartments separated by gilt decorated bands, two compartments with contrasting red and green morocco labels gilt lettered and decorated, additional gilt work at the heads and tails of the spines. xviii, xxxvii, 603; 634; 711 pp. A fine and handsome copy, IMPORTANT PRINTING IN CONTEMPORARY TREE CALF GILT. The first 8vo edition of what is perhaps the greatest biography ever written in the English language, in a fine contemporary binding. The "chronological catalogue of the prose works of Samuel Johnson" appears in this edition for the first time. This set with the alphabetical table of contents before the text rather than at the end of volume 3, as is often the case and with the scarce leaf of corrections and additions following the contents. Celebrated for its intimacy and vividness, Boswell's Life of Johnson "is one of the best books in the world. It is assuredly a great, very great work. Homer is not more decidedly the first of heroic Poets,--Shakespeare is not more decidedly the first of Dramatists,--Demosthenes is not more decidedly the first of Orators, than Boswell is the first of Biographers..." (Macauley, in the Edinburgh Review, 1831). Boswell learned a great deal about the art of biography from his subject, and brought to his task boundless curiosity, persistence, and zest. Boswell had been collecting material for this work since his first interview with Johnson in 1763, and was confident that his kind of biography, "which gives not only a History of Johnson's visible progress through the world, and of his publications, but a view of his mind in his letters and conversations, is the most perfect that can be conceived, and will be more of a Life than any work that has ever yet appeared.

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        The Adventurer

      London: printed for Silvester Doig, 1793 4 vols. iii, 250; 238; 249; 244 p. 18 cm. Frontispiece in each volume. New edition. Full tree calf leather, outer hinges cracked, spines chipped. Bookplates. Owner's signature on title page. Foxing. Volume three has a stain on p 43-57. Contains all 140 issues of The Adventurer, which ran from 1752-1754. Of the 140 issues, about 25 are by Samuel Johnson. The last number of Johnson's 'Rambler' appeared on March 14, 1752. Encouraged by its success, Hawkesworth, in company with Johnson, Bathurst, and Warton, started the "Adventurer". The first number was published on Nov. 7, 1752, and the last on March 9, 1754. This series of essays was a great success, and has been frequently reprinted. Hawkesworth signed the last essay with his full name. He wrote some 70 or 72 of the papers. Hawkesworth had considerable literary talent. So successful was he in the imitation of Johnson's style that Catherine Talbot declared that she discerned Dr. Johnson 'though all the papers". At the beginning of his career he was an intimate friend of Johnson, and was a member of the Rambler Club. The success of the 'Adventurer', according to Hawkins, 'elated him too much' and soon after attaining his Lambeth degree his intimacy with Johnson ceased.

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        Das entdeckte Geheimniss der Natur im Bau und in der Befruchtung der Blumen

      Berlin: Friedrich Vieweg, 1793 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. [2], 444 pp., [2]. Engraved title by W. Arndt and C. Jack after Sprengel and Jack and 25 engraved plates by J.S. Capieux, A. Wohlgemuth and J.D.H. after Sprengel. Ink annotations on first free endpaper, some plates with folds, very minor dampstaining to title and first pages, some foxing. Modern half leather. ---- Dibner 30; Sparrow 184; Nissen, BBI 1883; Stafleu-C. 12.672; DSB XII, p.588; Norman 1990. - FIRST EDITION. AN IMPORTANT WORK THAT FIRST DEFINED THE FUNCTION OF INSECTS IN PLANT POLLINATION, AND 'PROVIDED DARWIN WITH EVIDENCE FOR HIS THEORY OF EVOLUTION' (DSB XII, p.588). A student of Ernst Ludwig Heim (who also taught Alexander von Humboldt), Sprengel commenced his study of pollination in geraniums in 1787, and the function of insects and the flower's structures in the process, leading him to interpret the 'mystery' of the flower's botanical attributes through pollination and hence reproduction. 'His rediscovery of dichogamy ... led him to one of his major conclusions: "Nature appears not to have intended that any flower should be fertilized by its own pollen". This doctrine, together with the even more important view of the close integration of floral structures with insect visitation, was the first attempt to explain the origin of organic forms from definite relations to the environment' (DSB). However, Sprengel's ideas were not understood or appreciated at the time of publication, and his work remained little-known in his lifetime. It was only when a later generation of botanists investigated the field that the significance of Sprengel's work was understood, as Darwin acknowledged in The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilization in the Vegetable Kingdom: 'Long before I had attended to the fertilisation of flowers, a remarkable book appeared in 1793 in Germany ... by C.K. Sprengel, in which he clearly proved by innumerable observations, how essential a part insects play in the fertilisation of many plants. But he was in advance of his age, and his discoveries were for a long time neglected..

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        Geiriadur cynmraeg a saesoneg : A Welsh and English Dictionary; compiled from the laws, history, Poetry, Bardism, Proverbs, and other monuments of the knowledge and learning of the ancient Britons [2 volumes in 1] With numerous and select quotations to elucidate the meaning of words. To which is prefixed, a Welsh grammar / by William Owen, F.S.A.

      London : printed for E. and T. Williams, Strand, 1793 [-1803], 1793. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 2v. Unpaged. 23cm. Subjects: Welsh language - Dictionaries - English language. Welsh language - Dictionaries - Early works to 1800. Notes: Vol.1 (A - F) published without the Welsh grammar (reasons referenced in author's introduction). Vol. 2 (G - Y) with separate illus. Title page, dated 1803. Final page of vol.2 entitled: 'Addenda' contains words omitted and the statement "Read the last proof, June 21, 1803, Alban Hevin". Finely bound in modern gilt-blocked blue cloth. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Gymnastik für die Jugend enthaltend eine praktische Anweisung zu Leibesübungen. Ein Beitrag zur nöthigsten Verbesserung der körperlichen Erziehung, Bände 1 und 2 (von 3).

      Schnepfenthal, Verlag der Buchhandlung der Erziehungsanstalt, 1792 – 1793. - Weltweit erstes systematisches Lehrbuch über Leibeserziehung und Körperertüchtigung des Quedlinburger Pädagogen Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths. GutsMuths trat, nach einer Tätigkeit als Erzieher im Elternhaus des Geographen Carl Ritter, 1785 als Lehrer für Gymnastik und Geographie in die von Christian Gotthilf Salzmann gegründete philanthropische Erziehungsanstalt Schnepfenthal ein und sollte hier 54 Jahre lang – bis 1839 – tätig sein. Wie kaum ein anderer Pädagoge seiner Zeit erkannte GutsMuths die Bedeutung körperlicher Ertüchtigung für die allgemeine Leistungsfähigkeit und Persönlichkeitsbildung des Menschen. In seinem Werk „Gymnastik für die Jugend" werden erstmalig turnerische und leichtathletische Übungen systematisch beschrieben und durch die enthaltenen, sehr schönen Kupfertafeln anschaulich illustriert. Die Tafeln zeigen unter anderem die Disziplinen "Höhensprung", Stabhochsprung, Diskuswurf, Ringen, Schwimmen, Klettern sowie „Reiftreiben". de 1500 Buchrücken berieben; gleichwohl die Bände sonst in gutem, unversehrtem Zustand; Seiten sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei, auch die Tafeln in sehr schöner, sauberer Erhaltung. In toto gutes, sauberes Exemplar dieser überaus seltenen Erstausgabe des epochalen Werkes. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). XVIII S., 8 Bl., 480 S. (durchlaufende Paginierung). Original-Pbde. der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln; dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Mit ganzseitigem gestochenen Frontispiz sowie 8 (von insgesamt 9) ganzseitigen Kupferstich-Illustrationen.

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        A Carriers Stable

      London: Published by T. Simpson, 9 April 1793. Mezzotint colour-printed with added hand colour. In good condition apart from being trimmed to the edge of the plate mark. Lower margin has been expertly repaired with loss of imprint. Image size: 17 5/8 x 23 1/2 inches. 19 x 24 inches. A fine rural scene by Ward after Morland. A wonderful rural genre scene in which love darts out and is acknowledged in an unlikely location, while the horses eat and a fellow worker snoozes. The young couple holds hands and share a long loving gaze beside an open stable door that seems to symbolize unconfined happiness and new possibilities. The whole story is rendered in a simple, understated way, in the which the feelings and implications are latent. There is nothing comic, critical or condescending in the artist's rendition, the theme of which could hardly be more simple or universal. George Morland was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career, some of England's most cherished paintings. At an early age Morland displayed his artistic genius, he learned to paint at three and exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy at the mere age of ten. He was a prodigious painter, producing more than 4000 paintings during the entirety of his career, and sometimes painting two or three works in a day. His beautiful idealistic scenes were a favorite source of inspiration for contemporary engravers, and as many as 250 separate engravings were done of his paintings during his lifetime. His brother-in-law, William Ward, engraved a great number of his paintings reproducing in print his endearing paintings of English country life. Ward's engravings after Morland are some of the most beautiful prints of the period; they combine fine technical skill and inspired artistic imagination to create enduring images that speak of the taste and beauty of the age.

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        Exposition de la théorie sur la structure des Cristaux. (+) Sur la double Réfraction de plusieurs Substances minérales.

      Paris, Rue et Hotel Serpente, 1793. Contemp. hcalf. Spine gilt and with gilt lettering. Light wear to spine ends. Slightly rubbed. Stamp to verso of titlepage. In: "Annales de Chimie, ou Recueil de Mémoires concernant la Chemie" Tome 17. 335 pp. and 6 engraved folded plates. Haüy's papers: pp. 225-319 a. 5 folded engraved plates (crystal structures) a. pp. 140-156 a. 1 engraved plate.. First apperance of one of Haüy's most importent works on crystallography expanding his groundbreaking memoir of 1784 "Essai d'une theorie sur la structure des Cristaux"."A very important addition to Haüy's original theory was his introduction of the notion of molecules soustractives (1793). Constituent molecules which do not possess the parallelepipedal form are combined to form parallelepiped units: two triangular prisms form a rhombic prism with angles of 120° and 60° on their basic faces; an octahedral space together with two adjoining tetrahedral molecules (fluorite) forms a parallelepiped. In this way all crystals may be conceived of as consisting of parallelepipedal units packed together in parallel positions so as to fill space, and all secondary forms are derived by stacking layers of molecules, according to laws of decrement, on primitive nuclei of the same form as these molecules. All crystals, then, possess a threefold periodicity along the edges of parallelepipeds. The agreement between Haüy's measurements of angles and the values calculated from the application of a certain law of decrement gave proof of the correctness of these laws as well as of the numerical value of the angles and ratios of the dimensions of the subtractive molecule." (DSB).The second paper offered is Haüy's contribution to physics and consisted in his researches on double refraction in crystals, on pyroelectricity in crystals

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        The Botanical Magazine; or Flower-Garden displayed

      London.: W. Curtis.. Copyright 1793. This issue circa 1812.. 2 volumes bound in one, 72 handcolored engraved plates each with facing page of text, 10 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches (26x17.5cm), decorative embossed cloth-covered boards. Plates on wove paper, generally very clean and bright, occasional light foxing or spotting (spot and pinhole to centre of plate 16, the Variegated Iris), some foxing to text pages. Front joint broken, white tape mend to interior hinge at Preface. This is an early 1800s reprint of the first two volumes of William Curtis' periodical "The Botanical Magazine." This publication proved so popular that plates from the earlier volumes were reissued to satisfy the demand of later subscribers who desired a complete set. Curtis featured some of the most decorative and popular imported plants in these early volumes, making these volumes an absolute treat for the eye. Plants include Moss Rose, several varieties of Iris, Daffodil, Gentian, Eastern Poppy, Cyclamen, and, from China: #64 Tawny Day-Lily; #25 China Pink, #42 Rose Camellia. These are very strong impressions, which are particularly pleasing contrasted against the white color of the wove paper. .

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        A Collection of the Statutes Relating to the Post Office

      Printed by Charles Eyre and Andrew Strahan [etc.] London 1793 - Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a very good clean copy; no copy in North America in ESTC The rare, last 18th century edition of the legislation for Great Britain's postal system, beginning with 9 Anne c10, "the great charter of the post office", reproduced with 39 others, complemented by an historical abstract dating to 13 & 14 Car II [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plan Der Festung Maynz und umliegender Gegend, wie solche den 5t April 1793 von der vereinigten Armée, unter Commando Sr. Excellenz des Herrn General Lieutenant Grafen von Kalckreuth blockiret worden, und nachdem den 19t Juny, unter Hoechst eigenem Commando Sr. Maj. des Königs Fried. Wilhelm des IIten von Preussen, die Belagerung angefangen ..." Befestigungsgrundriss mit Truppenaufstellungen

      Kupferstich nach Wilhelm Gustav Friedrich Freiherr von Bouchenröder, Darmstadt um 1793. 56.5x70 cm. - Westorientiertes Blatt mit Mainz im Zentrum und der Umgebung bis Wiesbaden, Hochheim und Bodenheim mit dem Rhein von Ginsheim bis Walluf. Koloriert eingetragen sind die Truppenaufstellungen der siegreichen Armee unter König Friedrich Wilhelm II von Preussen, die die Stadt von den Franzosen zurückeroberte. Mit Legende A - S. Kleine Löcher und kurze Randeinrisse restauriert, etwas braunfleckig.

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        Heraldic Miscellanies, Consisting of the Lives of Sir William Dugdale, Garter, and Gregory King Esq. Windsor Herald Written By themselves with an Exact Copy of the Third Part of The Boke of St. Albans First Printed in 1486

      London: T. Cadell. Hard Cover. Good. vi, 112 pages. Several nice engravings, one on the title page and the second on page vi. 3/4 leather over marbled boards. Spine has been rebacked in a simple manner with no markings at all. Corners and extremities generally worn. Marbled endpapers, front and rear hinges cracked but holding. Clean throughout, fore-edge margin over 1 1/4 inches. Front and end free endpapers are stained at top. Foxing and offsetting to front engravings. Scarce. OCLC notes 9 copies of this title published in 1793, and 4 copies published in 1800. This copy is not dated. A note from a previous bookseller on the front flyleaf indicates 1 copy listed in NUC - we have not verified this however.

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        4pp (blank) plus one page insert Military pay warrant Signed "Dorchester" ASD

      Quebec: British Government, 1793. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. Author signed. 28cm x 20cm, 4 page document plus loose pay detail sheet (18.5cm x 22.5cm) tipped-in on inside of folded 4pp.& Document signed "Dorchester" partially printed and completed by hand. 4pp folio with page 1 form and hand-written details, page 2&3 blank and page 4 docketed information- No.35, Quebec 4th Nov, 1793 Warrant to pay...& Description...& A warrant for payment of £638 19s 6d to Isaac Hesselburg of HM 60th Regiment of Foot for two months payment of his troops and subsistence.& The 4to sheet attached to the inside of the document has details of the payments to be made to the troops (from £1 2s for the Sergeants to 19s 6p for the privates)& Quebec 4 November 1793., Sir Guy Carleton served in America beginning in 1758. He was governor of Quebec and commander of British forces in Canada (1775-77), during which time he repelled Montgomery and Benedict Arnold's attack on Quebec, defeated Arnold on Lake Champlain and re-took Crown Point. From 1782-83 he was Commander in Chief in Canada. General in 1793.

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        1793 - CARTE de la REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE UNE ET INDIVISIBLE DIVISÈE en 87 DÈPARTEMENS suivant le Décret de l' Assemblée Nationale . CARTE RARISSIME représentative pendant quelques semaines , du découpage en départements entre le 4 Février 1793 ( Création des ALPES MARITIME ) et le 23 Mars 1793 ( Création du MONT TERRIBLE )

      - Une grande carte entoilée , SANS PLIURES , de 57 x 82 cm ( Hors Tout 64 x 89 cm ) coloriée , avec la déclaration des droits de l' homme et du citoyen . 1793 - CARTE de la REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE UNE ET INDIVISIBLE DIVISÈE en 87 DÈPARTEMENS suivant le Décret de l' Assemblée Nationale . CARTE RARISSIME représentative pendant quelques semaines , du découpage en départements de la France entre le 4 Février 1793 ( Création des ALPES MARITIMES ) et le 23 Mars 1793 ( Création du MONT TERRIBLE ) . Dessinée un peu avant la Révolution par BRION de la TOUR , elle comporte les anciennes provinces sur lesquelles les départements ont été ajoutés . Paris . ESNAUTS et RAPILLY rue St Jacques . 1793 . Carte un peu poussiereuse , discretes mouillures claire tout en haut . [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The History of the Reign of Philip the Third, King of Spain. the First Four Books by Robert Watson ... the Two Last by William Thomson ... - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London, G. G. J. And J. Robinson, 1793. 3rd Edition. Description: 2 v. 22 cm. Subjects: Philip III, King of Spain, 1578-1621. Spain--History--Philip III, 1598-1621. Finely and uniformly bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and titling. An uncommonly good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Erinnerungen aus meiner dritten Schweizerreise

      Offenbach, Weiß und Brede 1793.. 1 Bl., 504 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Goed. IV/1, 593, 16; Schindel II, 207; Wäber I, 47; Frauen reisen 350: "Niedergedrückt durch den Tod ihres Sohnes Franz reiste Sophie gemeinsam mit Frau von Steinberg in die Schweiz, wo sie u. a. Schlosser in Emmendingen und Familie Necker in Coppet besuchten. Die Beschreibung enthält zahlreiche Beobachtungen über die durch die Revolution ausgelösten Veränderungen." - Etwas berieben und gering bestoßen. Wasserrand im Oberrand des ersten Drittels, Schnitt etwas fleckig.

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        John Whites Resa till Nya Holland

      Uppsala,: J. Edmans,, 1793.. Duodecimo, with four engraved plates; neat repair at top of title; in fine condition in the original marbled boards with paper spine. Rare Swedish version of White's First Fleet narrative incorporating material from other contemporary sources. 'This Swedish compilation on the beginnings of the British penal settlement in New South Wales was based upon J.R. Forster's German versions of the published English accounts by Phillip and White...' (Rolf du Rietz in the Kroepelien catalogue). 'In 1793, Samuel ÷dmann published a Swedish "First Fleet" volume, containing what may apparently be considered the first pictures from Australia to have been published in Sweden...' (ibid., in Swansea, A/1, 1995). These four plates depict: spears and other implements; a native hut; axe, basket and sword; and, natives of Botany Bay.Also of great interest here is the last quarter of the book, which is devoted to Cook's first voyage and the discovery of the east coast of Australia.Beddie, 675; Crittenden, 'A Bibliography of the First Fleet', 251; Ferguson, 172; Kroepelien, 915; R. Du Rietz, 'Swansea', A133.

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        The Fisherman Going Out; The Fisherman's Return

      London: Published by Thomas Macklin, 14 March, 1793. Colour printed stipple engraving. In good condition. (The Fisherman Going Out) has an expertly repaired upper margin. 17 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches approx. 20 1/8 x 23 1/2 inches. A fine pair of colour printed stipple engravings after Francis Wheatley a master of English genre painting. Wheatley was born and trained in London, and in 1769 was one of the first students admitted to the newly founded Royal Academy. Although he initially practiced as a landscape painter, by the mid 1770s he had become a popular painter of small-scale portraits and informal 'conversation-pieces'. From the 1780s onwards, Wheatley turned increasingly to sentimental domestic scenes that were perfectly attuned to the genteel sensibilities of the period. Today he is generally remembered for his Cries of London, which depicted street vendor such as milkmaids, and fruit sellers engaged in their trade on the street sides. This series was a great success, and inspired a myriad of different engravings and copies by celebrated artists such as Johan Zoffany and J. G. Huck. Wheatley's pretty genre paintings of rural and domestic life were a great source of inspiration for contemporary engravers who reproduced his work with industrious vigor. The popularity of these engravings greatly enhanced Wheatley's reputation, and made him one of the most celebrated painters of his day. Roberts F. Wheatley, R.A. His Life and Works p.46 (undated issue)

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        ORDENANZAS GENERALES DE LA ARMADA NAVAL. Parte primera. Sobre la Gogernación militar y marinera de la armada en general, y uso de sus fuerzas en la mar. Tomo II.

      - En Madrid, Imprenta Real, 1793, 21x31, 2 hojas, 574 páginas. LIV págs. 3 bellas viñetas grabadas al cobre por F. Selma de dibujos de Carnicero, una de ellas en portada. Marca de agua en esquina superior derecha, pequeños agujeritos de xilófago en margen blanco de últimas hojas de índice, por lo demás, papel muy limpio y recio, con amplios márgenes. Encuadernado en plena piel de época con desperfecto en lomera y algunos en tapas. (51839).

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        A group of documents relating to three generations of the Robins family, viz Thomas Lowton Robins, Commander R.N. (1760-1836); his son, also Thomas Lowton Robins, Commander R.N. (b.circa 1790-1852); & his son Edward Berry Robins

      The documents comprise: THOMAS LOWTON ROBINS, the elder : His commission as Third Lieutenant of His Majesty's ship Egmont signed by the Right Honourable Samuel Lord Hood, Vice Admiral of the Red and Commander in Chief of His Majesty's ships and vessels employed, and to be employed in the Mediterranean. 29th June 1793. 15 1/2 x 12 inches with wafer seal. Folded, old creasing and tears. Laid-down at an early date on linen. Also a manuscript instruction "The Commander in Chief requires that Mons'r St. Julien should immediately withdraw his Fleet into the interior Harbour, and land his Powder, or he is to be treated as an enemy and Fired upon accordingly", with footnote in another contemporary hand "The commander in chief allows six hours to get the Powder on shore and remove the ships". Inscribed in a contemporary hand to the reverse "Substance of Message to be delivered by Lieut. Robins bearing a Flag of Truce to the French Admiral at Toulon August 28th 1793". Together with a 3-page folio manuscript resume of his service by his grandson Edward B. Robins noting that he entered the Navy as a midshipman on board the 'Monarch' in 1780. Regarding the delivery of Hood's demands to St. Julien he writes " On the 28th August 1793 Lt. Robins was sent into Toulon in a six oared cutter with a Flag of Truce bearing a peremptory verbal communication from the Bristish Com.-in Chief (Lord Hood) to French Admiral St. Julien on board 'Le Commerce de Bordeaux' to Land the Powder from the French Ships of War and remove them into the inner harbour immediately as they would be fired upon as an enemy.....immediately after Toulon was occupied by the combined British and Spanish Forces, and from Lieut. Robins knowledge of the French language he was employd at the arsenal at Toulon and was very useful in attending the issuing of stores.....". THOMAS LOWTON ROBINS, Jr. (for whom see O'Byrne 'Naval Biographical Dictionary' London: John Murray, 1849). His permit to travel, printed form filled out by hand, in French, giving Lieut. Robins a "Prisonnier de Guerre Anglaise" permission to travel from Verdun, signed by the Commander du Depot des Prisonniers de Guerre Anglaise and dated Feb. 18th 1812. Also signed by Robins; torn into several pieces with some loss. Contained in a small crimson morocco wallet with flap, lettered in gilt "Mr. Robins, Lieut de Vaiss, No. 1009". Robins had been present at the battle of Trafalgar, as a Master's Mate on board the 'Victory' and for his conduct on that occasion was created a Lieutenant of the 'Victory' by a commission dated 22 Oct. 1805. Also a folio sheet, printed and filled out by hand, informing Commander T. L. Robins that his son Edward Berry Robins is "to be 1st Class Volunteer on board His Majesty's Schooner 'Pickle' at Devonport". 24th Nov. 1830. EDWARD BERRY ROBINS: Certificate of passing as a Purser, printed form filled out by hand, signed by the captain of the 'Inconstant' & three pursars. 19th July 1839. Folio, split on one fold. Together with his appointment as Pursar on board H.M. Sloop 'Racer'. Two sides folio with conjugate blank, signed by Sir Thomas Harvey, Vice Admiral of the White and Commander-in-Chief of Her Majesty's ships and vessels employed and to be employed on the North American and West India Station. Printed heading. Dated Quebec 28th Sept. 1840. Also a tstimonial for Robins signed by Captain Henderson of H.M.S. 'Victory' dated 11th June 1843 and another testimonial, this signed by the captain of H.M. Steam Sloop 'Cormoraunt', 11th March 1851.

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        Observations on Smoky Chimneys, their causes and cure; with considerations on fuel and stoves. Illustrated with proper figures

      London: I. and J. Taylor, 1793. 8vo. (8 x 5 1/4 inches). 2 engraved folding plates. Disbound. Housed in a red chemise and red morocco-backed slipcase. Third London edition of Franklin's celebrated work on smoky chimneys. American building suffered from the defect of its virtues. New homes were made so tightly, the joints and doors so true, that an insufficient amount of air was available to move the smoke up the chimney. The work is a wonderful illustration of Franklin's ability to blend scientific principles with practical observations and remedies. The epistolary work was originally published in the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society (vol 2, 1786, pp. 1--36) and first appeared in book form in Philadelphia the same year. Three editions were published in England between 1787 and 1793. The present edition contains an additional letter to Benjamin Franklin from Thomas Ruston, Philadelphia, dated January 12, 1786. Ford 377.

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        An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island

      London,: John Stockdale,, 1793.. Quarto, with 17 engraved plates, folding maps and charts, list of subscribers; one map with old repair to fold line, minor toning to frontispiece and title; an excellent copy bound in period-style calf, spine gilt in compartments; the often cropped date on the title-page intact. First edition of Hunter's Journal: a foundation book of Australian coastal exploration which, together with Phillip's account, gives the first charting of Sydney Harbour. Captain John Hunter was appointed second captain of HMS Sirius under Phillip for the voyage to Botany Bay. Once in New South Wales he was actively engaged in surveying and exploration, and only left for England in late 1791 after the loss of the Sirius at Norfolk Island while under his command. He spent the next few years in England, where he wrote the Journal.Hunter gives an excellent account of many activities, particularly exploration and the settlement at Norfolk Island, which are treated more cursorily by the other First Fleet chroniclers. The engraved plates and maps, many of the latter from original cartography by Hunter, Dawes and Bradley, are very fine. Of particular note is the plate View of the settlement on Sydney Cove, after a sketch by Hunter which is the earliest depiction of the town of Sydney.Crittenden, 'A Bibliography of the First Fleet', 110; Ferguson, 152; Hill, 857; Wantrup, 13.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Together with The Psalter or Psalms of David

      New-York: Printed by Hugh Gaine, by Direction of the General Convention, 1793. Leather Bound. Very Good +. 4 x 5 3/4 inches. 12mo. Alternating 12 and 6 leaf quires: a (12 leaves) + b (6 leaves) + A(12) + B(6) + C(12) + D(6) + E(12) + F(6) + G(12) + H(6) + I(12) + K6 + L(12) + M(6) + N(12) + O(6) + P(12) + Q(6) + R(12) + S(6) + T(6) + U(12) + X(12) + Y(6) + Z(12) + Aa(6) + Bb(12) + Cc(6) + Dd(12) + Ee(6) + Ff(4) + 1 rfep. Occasional staining but very clean for period. Title page with contemporary ownership inscription of Susannah Prosser dated 1793, embossed library stamp of Episcopal Theological School Library and chipping losses to margin. Prosser family record and expected library markings on verso of title. Lacking K1, T6, U1 and F1 - F4. L12 and M1 torn. Contemporary ink notes in Psalms and ink marking in Hymns. Printed in two columns. Griffiths 1793/11. Bound with: The Whole Book of Psalms in Metre; with Hymns, Suited to the Feasts and Fasts of the Church, and Other Occasions of Public Worship. New-York: Printed by Hugh Gaine, 1793. 166 [of 171] numbered pages + 1 rfep. Lacks title page and last pages of hymns and four page index. Not in ESTC, although noted. See ESTCW4409. Ffep with ownership inscription of Stephen Hall dated 1793. Bound in full black straight grain leather with red spine label containing title and date in gilt lettering. An excellent copy of this scarce third printing of the American BCP (after 1790 and 1791) and the first edition of the American BCP to include the ordinal.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and administration of the sacraments ... according to the use of the Church of England; together with the Psalter, or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches

      Oxford : printed at the Clarendon Press, by W. Jackson and W. Dawson, printers to the University, 1793. 1793 edition. Physical description. : [312] p ; 15 cm ; Notes: Bound with A companion to the altar and Sternhold & Hopkins metrical Psalms. Subject: Church of England - Book of Common Prayer. Notes: Referenced by: ESTC : t182631. Very good copy in gilt-blocked full red aniline calf with gilt decorated border to front and rear boards. Inner gilt dentelles. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age with gilt-tooling to spine. Marble endpapers with all-edges-gilt. Remains quite well-preserved overall: Internally tight, bright, clean and strong. Provenance: From the library of Eric George Hatfield Moody with his personalized bookplate to front pastedown.

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        History of the Government of the Island of Newfoundland With an Appendix Containing the facts of the Acts of Parliament made Respecting the Trade and Fishery

      London : J. Sewell, Cornhill; J. Debrett, Piccadilly; and J. Downes, 1793 . 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Presentation copy. SIGNED BY AUTHOR, JOHN REEVES! "For Mr. Wright with The Author's Compliments" A quite rare first edition thus. [8],167,[5],cxvip. ; 8vo. Leather binding. 167 pages, plus 116-page appendix. 22.5cm x 14cm x 2cm (8.75" x 5.5" x 0.75"). With half tile page. P.122 misnumbered 121. No plates or illustrations. Marbled paper edges. Rebound some time ago with with new spine and label. Top and bottom of spine on outside starting to split less than an inch down and more so on the right side. On both end papers, brown tape showing. Corners bumped. Previous owners exlibris book plates. With noted above, still overall a very good and attractive copy., Bookplates of Edmundi Fitz Moore and William Garnett (Lancaster). The Garnetts were an important family in Lancaster, and originally held the position of Official Forester of Lancaster. (British Authors Before 1800)., " In April 1793 Reeves completed his famous History of the government of the island of Newfoundland, the first comprehensive account of the island's past. In keeping with his own experience, he focused on "the struggles and vicissitudes of two contending interests. Ð The planters and inhabitants on the one hand, who, being settled there, needed the protection of a government and police, with the administration of justice: and the adventurers and merchants on the other; & who, originally carrying on the fishery from this country, and visiting that island only for the season, needed no such protection for themselves, and had various reasons for preventing its being afforded to the others." The dialectic thus posed was to be examined over and over again in the historiography of Newfoundland. In 1978 Keith Matthews argued that Reeves's work, the "first published identification of the West Country merchants with villainy, had been read and broadly accepted by every recent historian." quoted from Peter Neary.& & Copies located in UBC, NFLD Art & Culture Centre, Acadia U, Queens U, RMC, LAC(3), LofParl., (2 copies), Bibliotheque de Montréal, and Bibliotheque et Archives nationales du Québec and British Library. Most interesting enough, do not have the two plates called for.

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        Vier geheim verborgene Silhouetten von ausserordentlicher Aehnlichkeit des unglücklichen Königs und der Königin von Frankreich nebst dem König und der Königin von England.

      O. O., [wohl 1793]. - Kupferstich, 130 x 100 mm. Vexierbild mit den Silhouetten von Ludwig XVI. und Marie Antoinette (gebildet aus einem Schlangenknäuel, das die Bourbonenlilie auffrisst) sowie denen von George III. und Königin Charlotte (aus einem gekrönten Rosenkelch). - Montagespuren verso. Etwas fleckig. Hennin 11755.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America: Together with The Psalter or Psalms of David

      New-York: Printed by Hugh Gaine, by direction of the General Convention, 1793. First edition. Leather Bound. Very Good +. 3 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches; 1 ffep, then alternating 12 and 6 leaf quires: a (12 leaves) + b (6 leaves) + A(12) + B(6) + C(12) + D(6) + E(12) + F(6) + G(12) + H(6) + I(12) + K6 + L(12) + M(6) + N(12) + O(6) + P(12) + Q(6) + R(12) + S(6) + T(6) + U(12) + X(12) + Y(6) + Z(12) + Aa(6) + Bb(12) + Cc(6) + Dd(12) + Ee(6) + Ff(4) + 1 rfep. Printed in two columns. Griffiths 1793/11. Bound with: The Whole Book of Psalms in Metre; with Hymns, Suited to the Feasts and Fasts of the Church, and Other Occasions of Public Worship. New-York: Printed by Hugh Gaine, 1793. 171 numbered pages + 2 leaves (Index) + 1 rfep. Not in ESTC, although noted. See ESTCW4409. Ffep with ownership inscription of Stephen Hall dated 1793. Occasional staining but very clean for period. Bound in modern full straight grained black calf with red spine label bearing gilt title and date. An excellent copy of this scarce third printing of the American BCP (after 1790 and 1791) and the first edition of the American BCP to include the ordinal.

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        An Enquiry concerning Political Justice and its Influence on General Virtue and Happiness

      London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of one of the most important political tracts of the 18th century. "The Enquiry was, and remained, the work by which [Godwin] was best known. It was one of the earliest, the clearest, and most absolute theoretical expositions of socialist and anarchist doctrine. Godwin believed that the motives of all human action were subject to reason, that reason taught benevolence, and that therefore all rational creatures could live in harmony without laws and institutions. Believing in the perfectibility of man, he thought that our virtues and vices may be traced to the incidents which make the history of our lives, and if these incidents could be divested of every improper tendency, vice would be extirpated from the world" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 234). London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1793. Quarto, early three-quarters vellum over marbled boards. Two volumes. Without half-titles. Internally clean, boards with minor wear. A very handsome copy in early vellum.

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        THE AMERICAN UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHY, OR, A VIEW OF THE PRESENT STATE OF ALL THE EMPIRES, KINGDOMS, STATES, AND REPUBLICS IN THE KNOWN WORLD, AND OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN PARTICULAR

      Boston. 1793.. Two volumes. 696; [4],520,*521-*528,521- 552pp. plus one plate and ten folding maps. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Light scattered foxing and soiling. Jedidiah Morse (1761-1826) was a noted clergyman and an important contributor to geographical publications, considered the "father of American Geography." In 1797 he published THE AMERICAN GAZETTEER, which went through several editions. "During their author's lifetime the Morse geographies virtually monopolized their field in the United States" - DAB. Morse published his AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY in 1789, which was well- received. "Morse began to revise his book as soon as it was published. He also expanded it to include the eastern hemisphere in a second volume, against the advice of some of his colleagues. The revision was published in 1793 as THE AMERICAN UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHY, with volume one on the United States and volume two on the rest of the world. Within two years the new book had sold 6,000 copies of volume one and 4,500 of volume two" - ANB. EVANS 25847. RINK 268. WHEAT & BRUN 19, 153, 168, 438, 494, 686, 706, 758, 844, 873.

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        Imastasirut'iwn baroyakan.

      Venice, St. Lazarus / Anton Bortoli, 1793. - 8vo. X, 804 pp. With woodcut title vignette. Contemp. calf with giltstamped cover borders and giltstamped red label to gilt spine. Marbled pastedowns. All edges gilt. First Armenian edition of Tesauro's "La filosofia morale" (Turin 1670), the scholar's widely received system of moral philosophy. Translated by Vrt‘anes Askerean. - Ms. Armenian ownership to flyleaf. Spine-ends damaged. Strong worming throughout. OCLC lists a single copy in the University of Michigan Library. Nersessian 235. Voskanian 880. Hakob Meghapart project 898. OCLC 43981376. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Webster Promotes the Sale of His Noted Books He is rather sarcastic about the works of his competitors

      Webster Promotes the Sale of & His Noted Books.& & He is rather sarcastic about & the works of his competitors.& & Noah Webster thought that Americans should be taught from American books, so he wrote a three volume compendium, A Grammatical Institute of the English Language. The work consisted of a speller, a grammar, and a reader. His goal was to provide a uniquely American approach to training children. Relying on his own experiences as a teacher, Webster made the Speller elegantly simple and gave an orderly presentation of words and the rules of spelling and pronunciation. Slowly he Americanized spelling. In December 1793, he turned his attention to journalism and founded New York's first daily newspaper, The American Minerva. In 1806, he published his first dictionary, and the following year he began writing an expanded and comprehensive dictionary - his great opus, the American Dictionary of the English Language, which would take twenty-seven years to complete. Interested in religion, Webster released his own edition of The Bible in 1833, based on his own translations. Here he critiques the works of his competitors, expresses his concern for how the sales of his books are going, and arranges for an agent to receive a supply.& & Autograph Letter Signed, New Haven, Conn., March 31, 1842, to Samuel Parker, a Congregational minister famed as a missionary to the Indians in the American west, who was married to Webster's niece. An author himself, Parker was apparently assisting Webster in the sale of his books. "I have lately received from Mrs. Parker five dollars on account of my books sold, & ten I received last winter. It was not for money that I wrote to you for a statement of books sold, but to ascertain the condition of things. The bearer of this, I expect, will be the Rev. Smith Dayton of the Methodist connection who is very much my friend. He has been many years a teacher & is now engaged for a few days in spreading my books: The Bible, large & small; The Testament, large & small; the History, Manual & Grammar. I suppose he can do nothing for me in Tompkins County, but perhaps he may. You will give him your advice.& & The Deputy Superintendant of Schools in Herkimer has recommended [Charles W.] Sanders' Spelling Book & other books. I am surprised at this, if anything, in these times, could surprise me. The critical state of public affairs & the wretched state of money is all against me, & probably against you, but I see no present remedy. If Mr. Dayton shall want any of the books of mine in your possession, please to deliver them to him. We are in comfortable health & Mrs. W joins me in love to Mrs. Parker & her daughter." On the verso, Webster, an advocate of American spellers and grammars, adds a rather sarcastic note about an American newspaper's laudatory notice on the new speller put out by an Englishman, Lyman Cobb. "I see Cobb's new spelling book is highly praised in the New York Sun. I have not yet seen it.We have a great many such books & all are the best." A fascinating letter of Webster dealing with his famous books, including his speller and grammar, and the first letter of his that we have had.

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        Journal of the Assembly of the State of New York; Sixteenth Session (1792-1793)

      Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine Printers to the State New York: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, Printers to the State. 1793. First. First edition. Proceedings from November 6, 1792 - March 12, 1793. Folio. Unbound and untrimmed as issued in folded sheets: 16, 19-247pp., with a title vignette of the state seal. Lacks the folded leaf, else complete. A chip to the bottom of the title affecting the right third of the imprint, the last leaf is creased, else good with three small stitching holes in the left margin of the folded folio sheets (the first two gatherings only are neatly separated along the fold). Very scarce in the trade. Evans 25900, ESTC W33250. .

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        PICTURESQUE VIEWS ON THE RIVER MEDWAY

      Published by T. & J. Egerton, 1793. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Ireland, Samuel. Very good condition with no wrapper. Picturesque Views on the River Medway, From the Nore to the Vicinity of its Source in Sussex With Observations on the Public Buildings and Other Works of Art in its Neighbourhood. Full brown diced calf binding, gilt titles and bands to spine. 28 attractive sepia aquatints plus b/w map. 206 pages, marbled endpapers and edges. Book: book plate to front pastedown, all plates present. A lovely copy. [S]

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        A New Map of Ireland.

      Dublin, Alex. Taylor and London W. Faden, 1793.. Map dimensions 73.5 x 63.5 cm, overall dimension 75.5 x 65.5 cm. An attractive folding map of Ireland with a decorative title cartouche to the upper left and a similar dedication cartouche to the lower right, original outline colour marking out the county boundaries. The map dissected into 20 sections and mounted on linen, manuscript brief title to one of the folded end section, folds into into original marbled paper slipcase which has printed brief title label to the upper cover. Wear with slight loss to one of the spines of the case, minor loss to the covering paper elsewhere, the map in very good condition.

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        Versuch einer Erdbeschreibung der sechs WelttheileÖ

      Leipzig,: Johann Gottlob Heinrich Richter, 1793.. Small thick octavo, eight folding maps with original outline hand-colouring, early bookplate, mark on title-page and small library stamp on verso (H?lle); a very good copy, original half calf over marbled boards, spine banded and gilt, red label chipped with come loss. Very uncommon: the author's copy of the 1793 first edition of this study of the "six parts of the world."Georg August von Breitenbauch (1731-1817) studied at Jena at mid-century, before travelling to France and Berlin, where he associated with Lessing. Following the death of his parents he returned to their estate in 1757, but continued to write, developing an interest in Asia, the East generally, and Africa. This study is an attempt to delineate the geography but also the peoples of the world, and to show the ways in which the different races and peoples developed and were connected.The maps are of great interest. The first was engraved by J.C. M¸ller after an original by Breitenbauch, and given the stylistic similarities it is certain that the rest of the maps were prepared in the same way, despite the fact that none of them is signed. The first six show the main parts of the world, being Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, and the sixth showing the region here called "South Indian", depicting both the Indian and Pacific Oceans with New Holland in the centre. On this map the west coast of Australia is shown as having been discovered in 1616, the east in 1770, while Botany Bay and Port Jackson are both prominent, the latter marked "founded 1788." Kerguelen Island is marked, and all of the smaller Pacific islands have the dates of their European discovery, including Hawaii and Tahiti. Another interesting addition to this map is the species line between Asia and "South-India" as characterised by Djurberg in his 1780 attempt to delineate the physical limits of Polynesia.The last two maps are, firstly, a world map showing the distribution of people (illustrated here; Australia is simply marked "Ulimaroer"), and secondly, another world map showing the distribution of the various "Farben der Volker" ("colours of the people").This is the Breitenbauch family's own copy of this work: the legend on the armorial bookplate reads "Zur Breitenbauchschen Bibliotheck", surmounted by the family coat-of-arms.The work was reprinted in Lemgo in 1794: both editions are very scarce.ADB, III, 290.

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        VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN...FOR MAKING DISCOVERIES IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE: Performed under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, In the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. Being a copious, comprehensive, and satisfactory Abridgement of the Voyage Written By Captain James Cook and Captain James King

      London: For Champante and Whitrow, 1793. 3 volumes, being volumes 2, 3 and 4 of 4 volumes. An early printing of the octavo edition, appearing to be an exact reprint of the 1784 Stockdale edition. With a folding chart of the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) and 31 engraved plates, including one folding plate of the “Death of Captain Cook”. 8vo, in handsome contemporary full tree calf, the spines with flat bands decorated with Greek keys separating gilt tooled compartments with central urn device in gilt, contrasting red and green morocco labels lettered and additionally decorated in gilt. 359; xii, 400; xii, 310, index, list of subscribers, with half-titles. A handsome set, internally quite nice and solid, the bindings are a lightly cracked or tender at the hinges but still holding firm, text-blocks and plates are clean and very well preserved. A CORNERSTONE WORK AND ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT RENDERINGS OF ANY MAJOR VOYAGE EVER UNDERTAKEN, REPLETE WITH ENGRAVINGS INCLUDING THE DEATH OF COOK PLATE. This expedition was part of a two-pronged attack on the fabled Northwest Passage, and it was during this third voyage that Cook discovered the Sandwich (now Hawaiian) Islands, where he and his crew received a tremendous welcome. He crossed the Bering Strait from Alaska to Asia and sailed inside the Arctic Circle to the Chuckchi Sea (an arm of the Arctic Ocean), but was turned back by ice and cold. "Cook was the first navigator to accurately map the [American northwest] coast, and, by carrying away a collection of furs, he introduced the fur trade to the English and American traders, whose subsequent expeditions were based upon his discoveries... no other contemporaneously printed source narrative is of comparable importance" (Eberstadt 127: 353). With the crew, he wintered in Hawaii, where they were again welcomed--for a time at least-- and they then set out on February 4 for Kamchatka but were turned back by a great gale. Turning back to Hawaii, they found the people less friendly than before and In a few days time relations with the islanders broke down, hostilities broke out, and after a brief skirmish Cook was killed during fighting on the beach. "Cook sailed from Plymouth July 11, 1776, and reached the coast of western North America in March, 1778, at about latitude 44 degrees north. He sighted Cape Flattery but saw nothing of the Straits of Juan de Fuca, whose existence he believed to be imaginary. He beached his boats in Nootka Sound on Vancouver Island, and then made land again in the Alaskan regions where the Russians had already made contact. He visited Prince William Sound and Cook's Inlet and sailed into the Bering Sea as far as Cape Prince of Wales, Icy Cape, and East Cape before he met his death. His explorations were continued in the northern latitudes by Captain Clerke, who coasted Kamtschatka and made the high latitude of 70 degrees north. After his death at Petrapavlovsk the command fell to Captain Gore, of the 'Discovery'. His journal supplies futher matter for this voyage." (Cox) Cook's third voyage differed from the first because the scene of discovery was largely the North Pacific and North American coast as Cook was seeking a northwest passage to Europe. On the return trip a stop at the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) proved disastrous when Cook met his death there at the hands of natives. For this reason volume three was written not by Cook but by Capt. James King.

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        The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies in Two Volumes. By Bryan Edwards, Esq. of the Island of Jamaica

      Dublin: Luke White, 1793. 2 volumes, xxiv, 491, [1], 4 (ads) pp., folding map (the other illustrations found in the London edition of the same year were not used for this Dublin edition) + x, [3] (appears to be missing A2 but there is no apparent loss between the last page of the contents and the first page of text)-[460], [2] (section title for Appendix), 461-474, [2] (section title for Tables), 6 tables with the first two leaves and the others folding; contemporary full leather rubbed and with a long scratch across the front cover of second volume, private hand stamp at corner of each front free endpaper, signatures of two early owners on each first blank, Mary Alsop 1795 and Fanny Alsop 1830, general light age toning and age staining, E2 in first volume has a long tear and margin chip but no loss and four duplicate leaves from the end bound in with the prelimin. Photos available upon request.

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        Original watercolour of a fleet of ships among icebergs

      circa 1793-, 1797.. Watercolour, oval shape, 132 x 195 mm.; slight crease on far right, else fine, tipped on to card, in gilt frame. A finely executed watercolour of a fleet amidst icebergs. Although unsigned, this watercolour was originally found in a nineteenth century album with another of very similar style signed and dated by Tobin, an important amateur artist in the early history of Australia.Tobin was born in 1768 and joined the Navy as a lively lad in 1780. He showed natural aptitude and rose to the rank of lieutenant after an extended voyage for the East India Company between 1788-1790. He served with Flinders under Bligh on the Providence, the second voyage to Tahiti to gather breadfruit following the disastrous Bounty mutiny.Tobin was a highly skilled watercolourist who kept a detailed record of the Providence voyage including paintings of Tasmanian scenes. On his return to England he served under Cochrane on the Thetis between 1793-1797 and continued to produce marine scenes in a more mature and conservative style than the watercolours undertaken in the Pacific. The Mitchell Library holds an important album of watercolours dating from his service on the Thetis. This study of ships amidst icebergs is strongly reminiscent of the marine studies in this album, characterised by the highly detailed treatment of rigging and naval architecture, accomplished treatment of sea, clouds and sky and the use of subdued and harmonious colouring.George Tobin was one of the most important and accomplished amateur artists in the early history of Australia and the opening of the Pacific: 'His colouring was very good - bold and strong and sure. He had an accurate eye for perspective, a sensitive feeling for distance and for the movement of wind and water, and his general composition was almost always excellent' (Rex and Thea Rienits, Early Artists of Australia).

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        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. (The Second Edition, Revised and Augmented. Three-Volume Set.)

      London: Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1793. Contemporary calf, gilt-ruled spine, gilt-stamped lettering in morocco spine labels; three volumes; [1] (title-p.), xxxix, [1], 603, plus engraved frontis.; [1], 634, plus folding plate (engraved "Round Robin"); [1], 711, plus folding plate at rear (facsimile of Johnson's handwriting in his 16th year, 35th year, and last year of his life). Volumes I and II rebacked, Volume III rebacked with bottom board in newer calf; spine of Volume I a little dry and wrinkled; hinges of Volumes II and III reinforced. All Volumes -- corners rubbed; scattered foxing throughout. The second edition "was the last actually published in [Boswell's] lifetime. There were also many pleasant and characteristic sentences introduced in this edition which naturally dropped out when the text was shaken together by Malone" (Pottle). A handsome set.

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books]
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        HANDBUCH EINER VOLLSTANDIGEN ERDBESCHREIBUNG UND GESCHICHTE POLYNESIENS ODER DES FUNFTEN ERDTHEIL

      Leipzig: Wilhelm Heinsius dem Jungern, 1793.. Two volumes. lxiv,640; [1],iii-viii,492,ix- xxx pp., plus folding map. Contemporary paper covered boards, brown leather labels. Rubbed. Manuscript notes on front free endpaper of first volume. Map detached, but very clean and attractively handcolored. Very good. In a black half morocco and cloth box. This copy contains the series titlepage opposite the titlepage for the second volume, as noted by Ferguson. "The first volume relates to Western Polynesia, and the second to Middle Polynesia, the Society Islands, and the other groups in Eastern Polynesia. New Holland is included in the second volume" - Ferguson. The large folding map of the Pacific shows all of Australia, the East Indies, and the islands of the Pacific, including the Sandwich Islands in the upper right corner. OCLC locates only eight copies of this work. An extremely rare work on Australia, Polynesia, and Hawaii, with an excellent map. FERGUSON 167. FORBES 230. OCLC 7101131, 220159561.

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        A Topographical Description of the Western Territory of North America Containing a succint account of its Climate, Natural History, Population, Agriculture, Manners and Customs, with an ample Description of the several Divisions into which that Country is divided. And an accurate Statement of the various Tribes of Indians

      New York: See Notes for Publisher Info. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1793. First Edition. Full-Leather. Vol. 1 (of 2) only. Rebound in full leather binding. Foxing to pages. Fold out map in front has piece torn out toward bottom of about 20% of the map. "Imlay was a Captain in the American Army during the late War. The first foldout map is missing about the bottom 1/3 but does have all of Virginia, North carolina, parts of Georgia and Parts of south Carolina. Former owner Henry S. Drinkers signatue inside. Drinker is believed to be the same Henry Drinker who was and Attorney in Philidalphia and married Hanna Smith. He died July 3 1824 and owned a major portion of Susquehannah County Pa. Second undamaged fold out map on page 111 shows a plan of the rapids of the Ohio river. Foxing throughout book. Howes I-12; Sabin 34356. This is not a reprint. Rare.; Maps fold out; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 260 pages .

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        The Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer

      London: by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall for T. Cadell,, 1793. Continued to the Present Time by John Burn. The Seventeenth Edition: Including the Statutes of the last Session of Parliament… to which is added an Appendix, containing the Act respecting Aliens, and such others as have passed in the present Session. In Four Volumes. 4 volumes, octavo (208 × 130 mm). Contemporary tan calf, black morocco labels, 5 raised bands, patterned roll to boards in blind. Boards rubbed and scuffed, some joints starting, tail of spine to volume I chipped, crack to spine of volume II, titles pages partially tanned from turn-ins. An excellent set. Seventeenth edition. Richard Burn was a JP and clergyman who edited the ninth, tenth and eleventh editions of Blackstone's Commentaries. His Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer (first published 1755) is his classic work. "It deserved its success. Burn carefully abridged the statutes, and stated the manner in which their clauses had been interpreted by the courts. His treatment of the criminal law was based upon a thorough study of the works of Coke, Hale, and Hawkins" (Holdsworth). "The manual was immediately recognised as authoritative. Sir William Blackstone added a note to his Commentaries on the Laws of England declaring that Burn's Justice contained 'every thing relative to this subject, both in ancient and modern practice, collected with great care and accuracy, and disposed in a most clear and judicious method' (bk 1 c.9 iii [354 (1771)]). The thirtieth and last edition of The Justice was published in 1869" (ODNB).

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        The United States of North America: with the British Territories and those of Spain, according to the Treaty, of 1784

      [London]: Wm. Faden, Feby. 11th, 1793. Copper-engraved map, full period hand colouring. 24 1/2 x 35 1/8 inches. The extremely rare fifth issue of one of the most important early maps of the United States. Faden's sequence of maps of the United States represents one of the most important cartographic depictions of the newly independent republic. The present map is the fifth issue of the fourteen total appellations (including the parent plan and thirteen subsequent issues), and is one of the extremely rare first five appellations of this series. The Faden sequence comprises a critical and fascinating series of historical documents regarding the political development of the United States, especially since each issue captures a distinct stage in America's process of transformative change. The present map depicts the United States' boundaries as determined by the Treaty of 1784, when in actuality it is referring to the settlement agreed to at the signing of the Treaty of Paris on September 3rd, 1783, which ended the Revolutionary War. This treaty came into effect in April, 1784. The map is in part based on John Mitchell's A Map of the British and French Dominions in North America (1755) that was used by delegates during the treaty process. While the United States was granted a large territory from the Atlantic to the Mississippi River, and from the northern frontiers of Florida to the Canadian border, this map shows that the settled area of the nation was confined to the former Thirteen Colonies, and the two newly admitted states of Vermont (1791) and Kentucky (1792). Even then, the western boundaries of many of the states, past the Appalachians, are undefined. Although Washington, D.C. was in the process of being laid out, it was not yet built, and is absent from the map. One of the most interesting aspects of the map is its labeling of "Franklinia" or the "New State of Franklin." This refers to an attempt by settlers in the Great Smoky Mountains to secede from North Carolina and to form a new state. From 1785 to 1789, seven of the states of the Union endorsed the plan, but it failed to achieve the required two-thirds support to be admitted as a state at the Constitutional Convention. Various lands in Kentucky and the future Tennessee are shown to be reserved for war veterans from "Virginia" and "North Carolina." Another curious appearance is the name of "Indiana" in what is now West Virginia, but nowhere near the future state of that name. Various areas in the southern Midwest are shown to be owned by private land development companies including the "Wabash" and "Ohio" companies. One such enterprise was headed by "Colonel Simmes [sic]," John Cleves Symmes (1742-1814), an eccentric New Jersey magistrate who later wrote a book which theorized that the interior of the earth was both hollow and inhabitable, and could be entered through the poles. In the same treaty, Spain received possession of Florida from Britain, and the vast Louisiana Territory from France. In the north, although the treaty was supposed to have settled the boundary with Canada from the Great Plains to the Atlantic, a series of geographic misconceptions left the frontier in a nebulous state. Faden elected to present the extreme British conception of the border in northern Maine, and in the northwest, the border was supposed to run west to the source of the Mississippi, when in reality the source was located well to the south. The map also features "The Twenty Leagues Line" located off of the east coast that marked the exclusive maritime jurisdiction of the United States. The composition is completed by an especially finely engraved and coloured title cartouche which depicts scenes of commerce in the prosperous new nation. Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography," 80e, in Tooley, The Mapping of America; not in Phillips, A List of Maps of America.

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        Signed Document

      1793. unbound. Revolutionary War patriot who successfully defended Fort Sullivan, preventing Sir Henry Clinton from dividing South Carolina. Partly printed autographed document signed, 2 pages, oblong folio, July 1, 1793, State of South Carolina land transfer deed, granting 1000 acres unto Benjamin Pearce, in the District of Orangeburgh, Winston County...witnessed by His Excellency William Moultrie who has boldly signed the lower border on either side of the hanging ribbon. With a second autographed document attached, 4to, June 5, 1793, a surveyor's report outlining the boundaries and borders pertinent to the Pearce parcel. Seal no longer present, weakness at folds with tape repairs, slight tears at borders, two small holes not affecting text. Together with a fine contemporary engraved portrait of Moultrie, full figure in uniform, standing on the battlefield. In 1780 Moultrie was captured & was imprisoned for two years. After his release he was appointed Major General by an Act of Congress and later served two terms as Governor of South Carolina.

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        Anweisung zum zweckmäßigen Schulunterricht für Schullehrer im Hochstifte Münster

      Münster, Aschendorff 1793. 18 cm. (12), 20, 774, (2) Seiten mit Titelvignette, neuer Lederband - Brüggemann Sammlung I, 615 Anmerkung - Gallitzin, Kat. Nr. 80.3 - Lex. KJL IV, 436 - Rassmann I, 249 - Erstausgabe. Overberg (1754 - 1826) war seit 1783 als Leiter der Normalschule in Münster mit der Ausbildung von Lehrern beauftragt. Inhalte und Methoden legte er in seiner 1793 erstmals erschienenen "Anweisung zum zweckmäßigen Schulunterricht" dar (Gallitzin, Kat. S. 49). Die "Abhandlung vom Belohnen und Strafen" (S. 674-774) wurde von Amalia Fürstin von Gallitzin verfasst (Gallitzin, Kat. S. 116ff). Stellenweise fleckig bzw. gebräunt, am Schnitt vereinzelt Feuchtigkeitsränder, Widmung auf Titelrückseite, S. 674/675 mit zeitgenössischer handschrifliche Notiz. -

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        THE FABLES OF AESOP, With a Life of the Author and Embellished with one Hundred and Twelve Plates. Vol. I [and Vol. II]

      London: John Stockdale first edition, 1793. Hardcover. Very Good. Copperplates (112) by T. Stothard, W. Grainger et al. but Blake did not sign his plates. Two Volumes 262x157mm gilt calf on 5 raised bands, spine extra gilt in compartments with a red and a black label to each volume (rebacked with old spine relaid, tips recornered/edges worn and covers bit scuffed) lxv +[3]pp blanks & advert for Gay's Fables +189pp; xi +248pp. Some foxing mainly to first and last pages and to tissue guards, minor tanning to paper margins but excellent impressions. Text with long letter s's throughout. *The title page for these Stockdale editions stayed the same over several reprints but text was reset with normal s's for the 1800s reprints. Because of the titlepage date those are mistakenly listed as 1st editions by some sellers although they were actually printed after 1805 and possibly as late as 1815. This copy however is a true first edition of the Stockdale Aesop.

      [Bookseller: Abbey Antiquarian Books]
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        [Untitled] London - Marylebone - West End

      London., 1793. 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 map took a decade to complete. What makes Horwood's plan so special is that every property is shown individually. This plan covers; Tottenham Court Road, Upper Harley Street, Warren Street, Paddington, Upper Wimpole Street and Marylebone. This plan has a spetacular view running the length of the top border.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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