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        RUSSO-TURKISH WARS: BATTLE OF CHESMA, TURKEY & LEMNOS, GREECE (1770): PLAN DES SCHLOSSES LEMNOS, WELCHES D.4. 8BR. 1770. CAPITULIRTE / PLAN DU CHATEAU DES LEMNOS, QUI CAPITULA CE 4. 8BR. 1770. / BESCHREIBUNG WELCHE DIE ATTAQUE DER RUSSISCHEN MIT DER TÜRKI

      Augsburg, . 1771 - Copper engraving with original hand colour (Very good, excellent original colour and strong engraving impression, a tiny tear in the fold) 62 x 53 cm (24.4 x 20.9 inches). A rare broadside map depicting the Battle of Chesma in Turkey and Lemnos in Greece (1770), fought during the Russo-Turkish War of 1768–1774. - This rare and highly attractive separately-issued maps with stunning original colour were printed on one sheet and were originally meant to be separated.The upper map shows the surrender of Myrina (Kastro) on the Greek island Lemnos on Ocrober 4 1770. The In city was besieged for 60 days by Count Orlov during the Russo-Turkish War of 1768–1774. When the fortress surrendered, the Ottoman fleet attacked the Russian vessels in Mudros Bay and forced the Russians to withdraw on October 24.The lower map depicts the action of the Battle of Chesma (Çe?me, 1770), a momentous victory by the Russian Navy over the maritime forces of the Ottoman Empire. The battle marked a turning point in that it hailed the fall of Turkish maritime hegemony over the Aegean and the Black seas and the rise of the Russia as an international naval power. The battle was one of the two greatest events of the Russo-Turkish War of 1768 – 1774, a critical conflict that gave Russia control of the Crimea and parts of the Caucuses.The Battle of Chesma and Lemnos occurred within the context of the Russo-Turkish War of 1768 - 1774. The war was the latest in a series of conflicts between the Ottoman Empire and Russia, which revolved around control of what is now the Ukraine.The last major contest between the Ottomans and Russia was the indecisive Russo-Turkish War of 1736-9, during which the Russians captured much of the Crimea and southern Ukraine, but inevitably failed to hold the territory due to inadequate supply lines. The present war was seen as something of a rematch of this earlier conflict. When Turkey and Russia went to war in 1768, on paper the Turkish side seemed to be the stronger party. Russia had been drained by its unsuccessful role in the Seven Years’ War (1756-63) and her ruler, Catherine the Great (reigned 1762-1796), was considered to be untested in major foreign conflicts. Russia’s Navy was small and poorly equipped and it would seem that Russia was destined to suffer the same sort of logistical breakdown that doomed her earlier campaigns against the Turks. On the other side, Turkey had much larger land and naval forces, all of which very much in tact since the Ottomans had not fought a major foreign war since 1747. However, the Russians had recently recruited Dutch and British veteran officers to advise her navy, including Captain Jan Hendrik van Kinsbergen (who in 1773 conducted the first scientific mapping of the Crimea) and Admiral John Elphinstone (Orlov’s second-in-command at Chesma). These advisors introduced groundbreaking battle tactics and training procedures that were light-years ahead of anything seen around the Black and Aegean seas. Moreover, the Russian generals took the lessons of the previous war to heart and paid much more attention to their supply lines.While not recognized at the beginning of the war, the two decades of peace had ensured that the Turkish army and navy were atrophied, inexperienced and over-confident. Also, Istanbul had not invested enough in new technology, giving the Russians an edge in this respect for the first time. Moreover, the Ottoman Grand Vizier Mehmed Emin Pasha proved to be an almost comically incompetent military leader.While the result of the Battle of Chesma ensured Russian naval dominance, the Russians also enjoyed great success with regards to their territorial campaigns. They surged into the Southern Ukraine, Crimea and Moldavia and inflicted a crushing defeat on the main Turkish army at the Battle of Kagul on August 1, 1770. Making matters worse for the Ottomans, they were facing attacks from Persia to their east, as well as internal rebellions, most notably in Syria and Greece (the lat

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        Loggerhead Turtle

      London 1771 - We are pleased to offer this folio engraving from Mark Catesby’s The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands: Containing the Figures of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, Insects, and Plants . Together with their Descriptions in English and French. This third edition of the work was printed on fine woven paper for Benjamin White in London in 1771. The woven paper was ideal for the printing of the engraved plates as the smooth surface takes an impression much more correctly than the earlier paper, where the chain lines produce slight corrugations in the paper surface. The original hand-coloring for each engraving is superb.Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands was the first natural history of American flora and fauna. It is noted as 'THE MOST FAMOUS COLOR-PLATE BOOK OF AMERICAN PLANT AND ANIMAL LIFE . It is a delightful and amusing book [and] a fundamental and original work for the study of American species' (Hunt). 'Mark Catesby made a valuable and important contribution to ornithological illustration. He was confident enough to break new ground - to portray his birds more naturally than before, with foliage backgrounds, and to adopt the folio format. He depicted the natural history of one area in its entirety, and often drew from living models . AS HIS WAS THE EARLIEST PUBLISHED NATURAL HISTORY OF A PART OF THE NEW WORLD, HE HAS BEEN CALLED THE FATHER OF AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGY' (Jackson).Mark Catesby was the first American naturalist and illustrator. Though born in England in 1682, Catesby spent several years of his life in the colonies studying the natural flora and fauna. He was so fascinated he produced the first color plate, natural history work on American flora and fauna.One of the signatures of Catesby’s work is that it incorporates plant and animal life on the same page. Combining the flora and fauna was to save time and money but also began a new style of print composition. He set out to illustrate all the plants, birds, fish, and reptiles in America. His dedication and work greatly contributed to the natural sciences of the 18th century.Natural History was almost entirely completed by Mark Catesby. He did his own field research and sketches. Engravers could not be afforded to get the work to print, so Catesby studied under Joseph Goupy where he learned how to etch the plates himself. The result of his labors is the wonderfully detailed and informative work which gave a glimpse of the world beyond.Catesby's work was also the first to abandon the Indian names for his subjects, trying to establish scientific names based on generic relationships. Linnaeus used Catesby's work as the basis for his system of binomial nomenclature for the American species. --- The work is in excellent condition overall. There may be a few minor imperfections to be expected with age, but overall very clean. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

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        Recueil de 80 pièces circa pendant l'année 1771, année mouvementée ou les premiers remous de la Révolution Française s'annoncent une trentaine d'années auparavant

      1771 - Très fort in-8° relié plein veau de l'époque. 21 janvier : exil du parlement de Paris. Les parlements, qui s'étaient opposés aux édits royaux, sont réorganisés et perdent leurs prérogatives politiques : devant leur résistance aux réformes financières de l'abbé Terray, Maupeou condamne l'unité de corps des parlements, puis, devant leur refus de se soumettre à l'autorité royale, il ordonne la reprise des activités parlementaires par l'envoi de mousquetaires au domicile des magistrats (nuit du 19 au 20 janvier), exile et confisque les charges aux parlementaires qui refusent - 18 février : remontrances de la Cour des Aides contre la levée de nouveaux impôts, contre la réforme Maupeou et contre les abus du pouvoir royal, rédigées par le premier président Malesherbes. Les cours souveraines y sont dépeintes comme des institutions substituables aux défunts États généraux, jadis investis de la représentation nationale. Maupeou procède à sa dissolution. - 23 février : édit réorganisant la justice. Malgré les protestations des anciens parlementaires et de l'aristocratie, la réforme est maintenue jusqu'à la mort de Louis XV - 22 mars : la Cour des aides rend un arrêt pour défendre aux officiers de son ressort de reconnaître le Parlement intérimaire et dénie la qualité de magistrats aux membres des « prétendus conseils supérieurs ». Le Conseil d'État du roi qualifie cet arrêt comme attentatoire à l'autorité royale et contraire au respect qui était dû au souverain. Il fait défense à la Cour des aides de prendre de tels arrêts et de former de tels arrêtés à l'avenir. - 27 mars : Malesherbes, accompagné des présidents de Boisgibault et Cordier de Montreuil et du greffier Dutrequin se rendent à Versailles pour apporter le registre de la Cour des Aides au roi - Il se forme autour de Malesherbes un mouvement d'opposition au despotisme, la coalition des « patriotes », qui soutiennent la thèse parlementaire contre la thèse royale. Issus de la noblesse (d'Aubuisson, Brancas), magistrats (Malesherbes, Augeard), ecclésiastiques (Mey), avocats (André Blonde, Jean-Baptiste Élie de Beaumont, Target et les extrémistes Jacques Martin de Marivaux, Morizot et Saige), journalistes (Pidansat de Mairobert), ils incarnent le segment majoritaire de l'opinion publique, qui s'est imposé avec l'essor du journalisme, de la population urbaine, des classes instruites et du secteur administratif et judiciaire. Ils prennent le relais des jansénistes, mais ont des liens avec les philosophes et réfléchissent à la mise en oeuvre d'une nouvelle « constitution » française, inspirée du Contrat social de Rousseau et basée sur le respect de la loi, qui doit être supérieure au Prince et égale pour tous. Ils sont partisans d'une représentation nationale par les États généraux, et à défaut par le Parlement et revendiquent la liberté de conscience, la liberté de presse, la liberté personnelle contre les lettres de cachet, la liberté de propriété, la liberté nationale.Outre les royalistes (pro-Maupeou) et les patriotes (pro-parlementaire), une troisième voix, radicale, est celle des philosophes mûrissant ou plus jeunes. Les plus modérés sont Necker, Galiani ou Turgot, qui se contenteraient d'un absolutisme tempéré, à l'abri de l'arbitraire. La plupart voient plus loin (Diderot, d'Alembert, Helvétius, d'Holbach, Mably, Condorcet, Raynal, Grimm, Madame d'Epinay, Mirabeau) et invoquent contre le despotisme triomphant les Lumières et la loi naturelle. Ils envisagent la liberté comme une fin en soi (Diderot) ou un accès à la justice, la vertu ou le bonheur. Ils souhaitent la tolérance religieuse mais n'excluent pas d'en finir avec l'Église catholique. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Little Brown Duck (Harlequin Duck with Soap Wood

      London 1771 - We are pleased to offer this folio engraving from Mark Catesby’s The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands: Containing the Figures of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, Insects, and Plants . Together with their Descriptions in English and French. This third edition of the work was printed on fine woven paper for Benjamin White in London in 1771. The woven paper was ideal for the printing of the engraved plates as the smooth surface takes an impression much more correctly than the earlier paper, where the chain lines produce slight corrugations in the paper surface. The original hand-coloring for each engraving is superb.Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands was the first natural history of American flora and fauna. It is noted as 'THE MOST FAMOUS COLOR-PLATE BOOK OF AMERICAN PLANT AND ANIMAL LIFE . It is a delightful and amusing book [and] a fundamental and original work for the study of American species' (Hunt). 'Mark Catesby made a valuable and important contribution to ornithological illustration. He was confident enough to break new ground - to portray his birds more naturally than before, with foliage backgrounds, and to adopt the folio format. He depicted the natural history of one area in its entirety, and often drew from living models . AS HIS WAS THE EARLIEST PUBLISHED NATURAL HISTORY OF A PART OF THE NEW WORLD, HE HAS BEEN CALLED THE FATHER OF AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGY' (Jackson).Mark Catesby was the first American naturalist and illustrator. Though born in England in 1682, Catesby spent several years of his life in the colonies studying the natural flora and fauna. He was so fascinated he produced the first color plate, natural history work on American flora and fauna.One of the signatures of Catesby’s work is that it incorporates plant and animal life on the same page. Combining the flora and fauna was to save time and money but also began a new style of print composition. He set out to illustrate all the plants, birds, fish, and reptiles in America. His dedication and work greatly contributed to the natural sciences of the 18th century.Natural History was almost entirely completed by Mark Catesby. He did his own field research and sketches. Engravers could not be afforded to get the work to print, so Catesby studied under Joseph Goupy where he learned how to etch the plates himself. The result of his labors is the wonderfully detailed and informative work which gave a glimpse of the world beyond.Catesby's work was also the first to abandon the Indian names for his subjects, trying to establish scientific names based on generic relationships. Linnaeus used Catesby's work as the basis for his system of binomial nomenclature for the American species. --- Overall Very Good. There is some foxing in the lower left portion of the print. There may be a few minor imperfections to be expected with age, but overall very clean. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

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        Catalogue des Tableaux, Gouaches, Desseins en feuilles & sous verre, Estampes de toutes les Ecoles, Livres d'Estampes & autres Curiosités. Du Cabinet de M***?

      - viii, 178, 11 pp. of sale schedule. Small 8vo, cont. mottled calf (expertly rebacked, title with short tear to blank outer margin), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: Prault, 1771. An uncommon sale catalogue with an important collection of illustrated books. Huquier (1695-1772), a leading engraver and publisher of his time, not only earned commissions from Watteau, Gillot, and Meissonnier, but also executed numerous works in the realms of interior decoration and architecture for Jacques de la Joue and Charles Parrocel. During his illustrious career, he produced 970 works, including 362 designs for Watteau, which earned him "a funeral conducted with much pomp and attended by an array of clergy who sung a mass in his honor."-Benezit, Vol. 7, pp. 471-72. 1518 lots, including 73 paintings and framed drawings, 215 drawings on paper, many lots of prints, and 329 books from his personal library. The illustrated books (lots 463-890) are a remarkable collection of all the classic architecture and ornament works of the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as festival and costume books, cabinet catalogues, and works on machines, perspective, costume, and anatomy. Huquier's print collection was also especially rich and extensive. The sale began on 1st July 1771. Fine copy with the rare sale schedule. ? Lugt 1944. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mockingbird - Mock-Bird

      London 1771 - We are pleased to offer this folio engraving from Mark Catesby’s The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands: Containing the Figures of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, Insects, and Plants . Together with their Descriptions in English and French. This third edition of the work was printed on fine woven paper for Benjamin White in London in 1771. The woven paper was ideal for the printing of the engraved plates as the smooth surface takes an impression much more correctly than the earlier paper, where the chain lines produce slight corrugations in the paper surface. The original hand-coloring for each engraving is superb.Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands was the first natural history of American flora and fauna. It is noted as 'THE MOST FAMOUS COLOR-PLATE BOOK OF AMERICAN PLANT AND ANIMAL LIFE . It is a delightful and amusing book [and] a fundamental and original work for the study of American species' (Hunt). 'Mark Catesby made a valuable and important contribution to ornithological illustration. He was confident enough to break new ground - to portray his birds more naturally than before, with foliage backgrounds, and to adopt the folio format. He depicted the natural history of one area in its entirety, and often drew from living models . AS HIS WAS THE EARLIEST PUBLISHED NATURAL HISTORY OF A PART OF THE NEW WORLD, HE HAS BEEN CALLED THE FATHER OF AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGY' (Jackson).Mark Catesby was the first American naturalist and illustrator. Though born in England in 1682, Catesby spent several years of his life in the colonies studying the natural flora and fauna. He was so fascinated he produced the first color plate, natural history work on American flora and fauna.One of the signatures of Catesby’s work is that it incorporates plant and animal life on the same page. Combining the flora and fauna was to save time and money but also began a new style of print composition. He set out to illustrate all the plants, birds, fish, and reptiles in America. His dedication and work greatly contributed to the natural sciences of the 18th century.Natural History was almost entirely completed by Mark Catesby. He did his own field research and sketches. Engravers could not be afforded to get the work to print, so Catesby studied under Joseph Goupy where he learned how to etch the plates himself. The result of his labors is the wonderfully detailed and informative work which gave a glimpse of the world beyond.Catesby's work was also the first to abandon the Indian names for his subjects, trying to establish scientific names based on generic relationships. Linnaeus used Catesby's work as the basis for his system of binomial nomenclature for the American species. --- The work is in excellent condition overall. There may be a few minor imperfections to be expected with age, but overall very clean. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

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        Wochenschrift zum Besten der Erziehung der Jugend. Erster (1.), Zweiter (2.) Dritter (3.) und Vierter (4.) Band. (= Alles Erschienene) 4 Bände in 2 Bänden.

      - Stuttgart, Christoph Friedrich Cotta, 1771 und 1772, 8°, 824 + 824 S.,jeweils mit gestochener Titelvignette, Pappeinband der Zeit (stark berieben und bestoßen, fleckig) und Halbpergamenteinband der Zeit in guter Erhaltung. *Christian Gottfried Friedrich Boeckh, auch Böckh (* 8. 04. 1732, Nähermemmingen - 31. 01. 1792 Nördlingen) war ein deutscher Pädagoge und Theologe, pädagogischer Schriftsteller und Herausgeber. Die "Wochenschrift" erschien 1771/72.

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        AMÉRIQUE OU INDES OCCIDENTALES [caption title].

      Paris: Chez l'Autheur, 1771. - Copper engraved folding map, with original handcolored outlining. Sheet size: 20 1/2 x 26 inches. Contemporary paste paper boards, manuscript label on front board, partial manuscript on spine. Contemporary Latin manuscript waste used as pastedowns. Slight toning along fold lines, but overall a fine copy. The scarce second issue of this excellent 18th- century depiction of North and South America, by one of France's greatest cartographers. This second issue is similar in layout to the first, but it renders more of the Northwest Coast of North America, which is left as terra incognita in 1749 version. The political realities of the time are spelt out in the interesting engraved panel on the right hand side which lists the holdings of Britain, France, Portugal, Holland, Denmark and Spain in the Americas, as they were after the conclusion of the French and Indian War and prior to the American Revolution. Also included in this panel is a list of the dominant religions in the region. The regions held by each European power are outlined in color on the map. The map also includes two insets: one of Martinique and the other of Santo Domingo, two immensely profitable French colonies (they shared Santo Domingo with the Spanish). Vaugondy's maps were often used by him and others as pieces in larger atlases, rather than bound for individual use, as here. OCLC located only four individual copies of the map, at the University of Texas at Arlington, the University of Michigan, the Sachsiche Landesbibliothek in Germany, and Princeton.

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        Zend-Avesta, ouvrage de Zoroaste: contenant les idées théologiques, physiques & morales de ce législateur, .

      A Paris: chez N.M. Tilliard, libraire, Quai des Augustins, à S. Benoit, 1771. - Quarto. Two parts in three volumes. Ia: 542pp.; Ib: cxx, 432pp.; II: 810pp. Ia: []2, a4-z4, aa4-zz4, aaa4-yyy4 (yyy4 blank); Ib: []2, a4-p4, A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Hhh4; II: []1, A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Zzz4, Aaaa4-Zzzz4, Aaaaa4-Iiiii4, Kkkkk4 (- Kkkkk4 blank). With the half-titles. Woodcut title vignettes, initials, head- and tailpieces. Contemporary calf, rebacked at an earlier date. With the arms of John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, ther first Scottish-born Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. With 13 plates; 4 in part Ia, 1 in part Ib, and 8 in part II. 6 plates [1 folding], 1 folding plan, and 6 folding facsimiles. Brunet V. 1540; Caillet 313. A very good copy.

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        Arier og andre Poetiske Stykker.

      [Udgivet af T. S. Heiberg]. Kbhvn.: Graae 1771. 88 s. Navn fjernet fra titelblad, ellers velholdt eksemplar indbundet i nyere halvpergament i gammel stil med guldtryk på ryggen. * Bibl. Danica IV, 248.

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        Gesamtans., von Eiche aus gesehen, rechts das Neue Palais, links das Belvedere und das Drachenhaus, "Vue du Nouveau Palais Royal du Belvedere et de la Ville de Potsdam, et des Einvirons, prise de la Montagne de Eiche".

      - Kupferstich v. A. L. Krüger n. F. Meyer ( 1771 ), dat. 1772, 45,5 x 68,5 Thieme - Becker, XXI, 587. Zu A.L. Krüger ( 1743 - 1822). - Er war in Potsdam vor allem als Architekt, als Mitarbeiter von Carl von Gontard und Langhans, tätig, aber auch als Zeichenlehrer v. König Friedrich Wilhelm III. - Nicht bei Drescher /Kroll, Potsdam, Ansichten aus drei Jahrhunderten. - Giersberg/Schendel, mit farb. Abb. 137 auf Seite 83 ( der Vorzeichnung ). Berndt. Märkische Ansichten, Nr. 1487.- Vorliegendes Blatt ohne den Schriftzug "Se vend chez Jean Morino ". - Wohl ein kleines Wurmlöchlein rechts oben, das ganze Blatt alt mit Japan doubliert, in Summe aber von guter Erhaltung.

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        Ueber die Liebe des Vaterlandes. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Wien Kurzböck 1771 - (17 x 10,5 cm). (4) 131 (1) S.; 44 S. Dekorativer Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Einzige Ausgabe eines der Frühwerke des berühmten österreichischen Kameralisten und Juristen. Er ist in Wien einer der Ersten, der wirtschaftliche, gesellschaftliche, juristische und kirchliche Probleme öffentlich diskutiert. - Der erste Teil u.a. mit Kapitel über patriotische Regenten, Adelige, Beamte, Soldaten, Gelehrte und Künstler. Der zweite Teil mit den Beiträgen "Sätze aus den politischen Wissenschaften" und "Sätze aus der Finanzwissenschaft". - Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig, sonst schönes und sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. - Borst 229 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les mille et une folies, contes français

      First Edition, rare, published anonymously.Binders in full marbled brown calf vintage. Back with ornate nerves. Title pieces of beige morocco, pieces of tomaison with brown wax. Chez la veuve Duchesne A Paris 1771 In-12 (10x17cm) xvj (4) 480pp. et (4) iij (1) 431pp. et (4) ij (2) 432pp. et (4) iv, 460pp. 4 volumes reliés

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        A Journal of a Voyage round the World in His Majesty's Ship Endeavour, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770 and 1771..

      London: Becket & De Hondt, 1771. An excellent copy in an old binding.. Quarto, with the 2 pp. dedication to Banks and Solander; half brown morocco, marbled sides and endpapers. First edition of the earliest published account of Cook's first voyage to the Pacific: the rare first issue, with the leaf of dedication to 'The Right Honourable Lords of the Admiralty, and to Mr. Banks and Dr. Solander' inserted by the publisher to add authenticity, although it didn't succeed in winning either gentleman's favour. This was the first of a series of so-called "surreptitious accounts" of Cook's various voyages to appear in print: the Admiralty found it practically impossible to enforce their ruling that no unofficial publications should pre-empt the official and lengthier accounts of the voyages, naturally much slower in the press. In this case, however, legal action was taken against the publisher for using an unauthorised dedication, forcing removal of the leaf during publication. 'It is accordingly of the greatest rarity, and copies of the book containing the dedication are far more valuable than those without it...' (Davidson).Published anonymously some two months after their return, and nearly two years before Hawkesworth's official account, the American sailor James Magra (now more commonly "Matra") is the most likely author (Beaglehole, Journals, I, pp. cclvi-cclxiv). If Magra was indeed the author, his illicit sale of his journal to the publishers might well have confirmed Cook's opinion of him: 'one of those gentlemen, frequently found on board Kings Ships, that can very well be spared, or to speake more planer good for nothing...'. He was a New Yorker and a loyalist.Whatever his skipper and the authorities may have thought of him, it was Magra who got the first description of the voyage into print -- the earliest printed account of the east coast of Australia, published even before acceptance of the name Botany Bay, here called Sting-ray Bay as Cook originally christened it.The publication of the book has a further claim on our attention for, as Alan Frost has argued, Magra used his experiences on the east coast of Australia to draft his 1783 proposal for a penal colony at Botany Bay (never shy in self-promotion, Magra even announced his hope of being made Governor). His plan, like Sir Joseph Banks' before and George Young's after him, was shelved, but does appear to have been in the back of the minds of the planners of the First Fleet. Magra was even called as an expert witness to the committee in charge of solving the question of transportation (Alan Frost, James Mario Matra, pp. 113-122). Provenance: This copy has an interesting provenance. An early owner has left pencil and ink notes throughout, while the title-page has the stamp of the "Northern Protector of Aboriginals"; it is likely therefore that this copy belonged to the influential ethnographer and notable collector who held that office, Walter E. Roth. His administration of the post from 1898 to 1906 was marked for its sympathetic advocacy of Aboriginal rights. In this context the pencil notes which remark on various aspects of native behaviours, including New Zealand cannibalism, are especially interesting.

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        A Journal of a Voyage round the World in His Majesty's Ship Endeavour, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770 and 1771?

      Becket & De Hondt, London 1771 - Quarto, with the 2 pp. dedication to Banks and Solander; half brown morocco, marbled sides and endpapers. First edition of the earliest published account of Cook's first voyage to the Pacific: the rare first issue, with the leaf of dedication to 'The Right Honourable Lords of the Admiralty, and to Mr. Banks and Dr. Solander' inserted by the publisher to add authenticity, although it didn't succeed in winning either gentleman's favour. This was the first of a series of so-called "surreptitious accounts" of Cook's various voyages to appear in print: the Admiralty found it practically impossible to enforce their ruling that no unofficial publications should pre-empt the official and lengthier accounts of the voyages, naturally much slower in the press. In this case, however, legal action was taken against the publisher for using an unauthorised dedication, forcing removal of the leaf during publication. 'It is accordingly of the greatest rarity, and copies of the book containing the dedication are far more valuable than those without it?' (Davidson).Published anonymously some two months after their return, and nearly two years before Hawkesworth's official account, the American sailor James Magra (now more commonly "Matra") is the most likely author (Beaglehole, Journals, I, pp. cclvi-cclxiv). If Magra was indeed the author, his illicit sale of his journal to the publishers might well have confirmed Cook's opinion of him: 'one of those gentlemen, frequently found on board Kings Ships, that can very well be spared, or to speake more planer good for nothing?'. He was a New Yorker and a loyalist.Whatever his skipper and the authorities may have thought of him, it was Magra who got the first description of the voyage into print -- the earliest printed account of the east coast of Australia, published even before acceptance of the name Botany Bay, here called Sting-ray Bay as Cook originally christened it.The publication of the book has a further claim on our attention for, as Alan Frost has argued, Magra used his experiences on the east coast of Australia to draft his 1783 proposal for a penal colony at Botany Bay (never shy in self-promotion, Magra even announced his hope of being made Governor). His plan, like Sir Joseph Banks' before and George Young's after him, was shelved, but does appear to have been in the back of the minds of the planners of the First Fleet. Magra was even called as an expert witness to the committee in charge of solving the question of transportation (Alan Frost, James Mario Matra, pp. 113-122). Provenance: This copy has an interesting provenance. An early owner has left pencil and ink notes throughout, while the title-page has the stamp of the "Northern Protector of Aboriginals"; it is likely therefore that this copy belonged to the influential ethnographer and notable collector who held that office, Walter E. Roth. His administration of the post from 1898 to 1906 was marked for its sympathetic advocacy of Aboriginal rights. In this context the pencil notes which remark on various aspects of native behaviours, including New Zealand cannibalism, are especially interesting. An excellent copy in an old binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Journal of a Voyage round the World in His Majesty's Ship Endeavour, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770 and 1771...

      London: Becket & De Hondt, 1771. Quarto, with the 2 pp. dedication to Banks and Solander; half brown morocco, marbled sides and endpapers. First edition of the earliest published account of Cook's first voyage to the Pacific: the rare first issue, with the leaf of dedication to 'The Right Honourable Lords of the Admiralty, and to Mr. Banks and Dr. Solander' inserted by the publisher to add authenticity, although it didn't succeed in winning either gentleman's favour. This was the first of a series of so-called "surreptitious accounts" of Cook's various voyages to appear in print: the Admiralty found it practically impossible to enforce their ruling that no unofficial publications should pre-empt the official and lengthier accounts of the voyages, naturally much slower in the press. In this case, however, legal action was taken against the publisher for using an unauthorised dedication, forcing removal of the leaf during publication. 'It is accordingly of the greatest rarity, and copies of the book containing the dedication are far more valuable than those without it...' (Davidson).Published anonymously some two months after their return, and nearly two years before Hawkesworth's official account, the American sailor James Magra (now more commonly "Matra") is the most likely author (Beaglehole, Journals, I, pp. cclvi-cclxiv). If Magra was indeed the author, his illicit sale of his journal to the publishers might well have confirmed Cook's opinion of him: 'one of those gentlemen, frequently found on board Kings Ships, that can very well be spared, or to speake more planer good for nothing...'. He was a New Yorker and a loyalist.Whatever his skipper and the authorities may have thought of him, it was Magra who got the first description of the voyage into print -- the earliest printed account of the east coast of Australia, published even before acceptance of the name Botany Bay, here called Sting-ray Bay as Cook originally christened it.The publication of the book has a further claim on our attention for, as Alan Frost has argued, Magra used his experiences on the east coast of Australia to draft his 1783 proposal for a penal colony at Botany Bay (never shy in self-promotion, Magra even announced his hope of being made Governor). His plan, like Sir Joseph Banks' before and George Young's after him, was shelved, but does appear to have been in the back of the minds of the planners of the First Fleet. Magra was even called as an expert witness to the committee in charge of solving the question of transportation (Alan Frost, James Mario Matra, pp. 113-122). Provenance: This copy has an interesting provenance. An early owner has left pencil and ink notes throughout, while the title-page has the stamp of the "Northern Protector of Aboriginals"; it is likely therefore that this copy belonged to the influential ethnographer and notable collector who held that office, Walter E. Roth. His administration of the post from 1898 to 1906 was marked for its sympathetic advocacy of Aboriginal rights. In this context the pencil notes which remark on various aspects of native behaviours, including New Zealand cannibalism, are especially interesting. An excellent copy in an old binding.

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        SILVA, António da. DIRECTORIO PRACTICO DA PRATA, E OURO,

      - EM QUE SE MOSTRÃO AS CONDIÇÕES, com que se devem lavrar estes dous nobilíssimos Metaes; para que se evitem nas obras os enganos; e nos Artifices os erros. POR ANTONIO DA SYLVA, Ensaiador da Casa Real da Moeda, e Ourives da Prata nesta Corte, e Cidade de Lisboa. LISBOA NA REGIA OFICINA TYPOGRAFICA. Anno MDCCLXXI [1771]. In 4º [de 20x14 cm] com XV, 551 pags. Encadernação do início do século XIX inteira de pele com finos ferros a ouro na lombada. Profusamente ilustrado com tabelas e cálculos matemáticos. Exemplar com título de posse manuscrito no verso da folha de guarda: «José Dias Lopes Quaresma». 2ª edição. Obra profusamente ilustrada com tabelas de composição das ligas metálicas de prata e ouro; e com os cálculos matemáticos dos quilates. Inocêncio I, 269 e VIII, 305: « António da Silva (4º), Ourives da prata e Ensaiador da Casa da Moeda de Lisboa. Foi natural da mesma cidade, e nela morreu em 1723. [1ª edição]: Directorio da Prata e Ouro em que se mostram as condições com que se devem lavrar estes dous nobilissimos metaes, etc. Lisboa, por Miguel Manescal 1720. 4.º de XXII-551 pag. - Ibi, na Reg. Off. Typ. 1771. 4.o de igual numero de pag. Esta segunda edição não acusa em parte alguma a existência da primeira, e por isso parece única a quem não conhecer a anterior. Eu possuo um exemplar da primeira, e vi um da segunda em poder do Sr. Figanière. O preço deste livro, que não é vulgar, regula entre 480 e 600 réis: e sei de algum vendido por 720. [.] A primeira edição do Directorio da prata e ouro (n.º 1504) datada de 1720, contém ao todo XXIV- 551 pag., contando o anterrosto. A segunda de 1771 contém XVI, 551 pag., havendo nesta um salto na paginação de III a VI. Tem a primeira mais que a segunda várias poesias encomiásticas dirigidas ao autor do livro, a saber: um romance, quatro sonetos, uma decima, e epigramas, o que tudo ocupa VIII paginas, e dessa falta provêm a diferença que se observa nas folhas preliminares entre uma e outra edição ». Location/localizacao: M-3-C-11 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue des Tableaux, Gouaches, Desseins en feuilles & sous verre, Estampes de toutes les Ecoles, Livres d'Estampes & autres Curiosités. Du Cabinet de M***…

      viii, 178, 11 pp. of sale schedule. Small 8vo, cont. mottled calf (expertly rebacked, title with short tear to blank outer margin), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: Prault, 1771. An uncommon sale catalogue with an important collection of illustrated books. Huquier (1695-1772), a leading engraver and publisher of his time, not only earned commissions from Watteau, Gillot, and Meissonnier, but also executed numerous works in the realms of interior decoration and architecture for Jacques de la Joue and Charles Parrocel. During his illustrious career, he produced 970 works, including 362 designs for Watteau, which earned him "a funeral conducted with much pomp and attended by an array of clergy who sung a mass in his honor."-Benezit, Vol. 7, pp. 471-72. 1518 lots, including 73 paintings and framed drawings, 215 drawings on paper, many lots of prints, and 329 books from his personal library. The illustrated books (lots 463-890) are a remarkable collection of all the classic architecture and ornament works of the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as festival and costume books, cabinet catalogues, and works on machines, perspective, costume, and anatomy. Huquier's print collection was also especially rich and extensive. The sale began on 1st July 1771. Fine copy with the rare sale schedule. ❧ Lugt 1944.

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        Sämmtliche Schriften.

      Berlin Vossische Buchhandlung, 1771 - 1794. - Jeweils ca 400 S. Eine beidseitig bedruckte, ausklappbare Tafel. und 2 Abb. mit Noten. Es fehlt Band 19,30 und 31 dieser ersten Gesamtausgabe. Bd 25 mit wenigen Anstr. Die Pappbände berieben und beschabt, Ecken , Kapitale und Kanten bestoßen. Stempel auf Titel. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Es soll in Unserer K. K. Haupt- und Residenz-Stadt Wien [.] eine öffentliche Börse errichtet [.] werden".

      Wien, 1. VIII. 1771. - 11 SS. auf 6 Bll. Geheftet. Folio. Erste Ausgabe des Gründungspatentes der Wiener Börse. "Die Gründung einer öffentlichen Börse wurde bereits mit einer Verordnung vom 14. 8. 1761 angeregt, doch wurde der Gedanke nicht realisiert. Erst das Börsenpatent Maria Theresias vom 1. 8. 1771 schuf Wandlung" (Czeike I, 427). Baltzarek, Die Geschichte der Wiener Börse (1973). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        White-Faced Teal (Blue-Winged Teal - Male)

      London 1771 - We are pleased to offer this folio engraving from Mark Catesby’s The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands: Containing the Figures of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, Insects, and Plants . Together with their Descriptions in English and French. This third edition of the work was printed on fine woven paper for Benjamin White in London in 1771. The woven paper was ideal for the printing of the engraved plates as the smooth surface takes an impression much more correctly than the earlier paper, where the chain lines produce slight corrugations in the paper surface. The original hand-coloring for each engraving is superb.Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands was the first natural history of American flora and fauna. It is noted as 'THE MOST FAMOUS COLOR-PLATE BOOK OF AMERICAN PLANT AND ANIMAL LIFE . It is a delightful and amusing book [and] a fundamental and original work for the study of American species' (Hunt). 'Mark Catesby made a valuable and important contribution to ornithological illustration. He was confident enough to break new ground - to portray his birds more naturally than before, with foliage backgrounds, and to adopt the folio format. He depicted the natural history of one area in its entirety, and often drew from living models . AS HIS WAS THE EARLIEST PUBLISHED NATURAL HISTORY OF A PART OF THE NEW WORLD, HE HAS BEEN CALLED THE FATHER OF AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGY' (Jackson).Mark Catesby was the first American naturalist and illustrator. Though born in England in 1682, Catesby spent several years of his life in the colonies studying the natural flora and fauna. He was so fascinated he produced the first color plate, natural history work on American flora and fauna.One of the signatures of Catesby’s work is that it incorporates plant and animal life on the same page. Combining the flora and fauna was to save time and money but also began a new style of print composition. He set out to illustrate all the plants, birds, fish, and reptiles in America. His dedication and work greatly contributed to the natural sciences of the 18th century.Natural History was almost entirely completed by Mark Catesby. He did his own field research and sketches. Engravers could not be afforded to get the work to print, so Catesby studied under Joseph Goupy where he learned how to etch the plates himself. The result of his labors is the wonderfully detailed and informative work which gave a glimpse of the world beyond.Catesby's work was also the first to abandon the Indian names for his subjects, trying to establish scientific names based on generic relationships. Linnaeus used Catesby's work as the basis for his system of binomial nomenclature for the American species. --- Overall Very Good. There are a few faint horizontal creases from the binding process. There is some very light, scattered foxing. There may be a few minor imperfections to be expected with age, but overall very clean. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

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        PLAN GÉNÉRAL ET RAISONNÉ DES DIVERS OBJETS ET DES DÉCOUVERTES QUI COMPOSENT L'OUVRAGE INTITULÉ: MONDE PRIMITIF ANALYSÉ ET COMPARÉ AVEC LE MONDE MODERNE, OU RECHERCHES SUR LES ANTIQUITÉS DU MONDE PAR M. COURT DE GÉBELIN.

      Paris 1771 - Materia: Libro antiguo del siglo XVIII. Primera edición. Tarot. Masonería. Publicación:Paris, L'Auteur, Court de Gebellin, 1773 . 1782. Descripción física: Cuarto (26,5 cm.) 9 volumenes.5 frontis, 2 mapas plegados y 45 grabados. Encuadernación plena piel de época. Tomo primero: Anteportada, portada, 102 páginas, 1 hoja en blanco, Anteportada, Frontis, Portada, 2 hojas, XX páginas (souscripteurs), 175 páginas (Du génie allegórique et symbolisme des anciens), VIII páginas, 278 páginas, 3 grabados. (Allegories orientales) Tomo segundo: Frontis, LX páginas, 634 páginas, 1 hoja, 2 láminas, (Grammaire universelle) + 12 páginas (souscripteurs). Tomo tercero:Frontis, Portada, XXVIII páginas,528 páginas, 1 hoja, 22 láminas, (Histoire naturelle de la parole)66 páginas ( Lettre a l'Auteur anonyme de deux prétendus extraits) Tomo cuarto: Frontis, Portada, XXXII páginas, 632 páginas, 8 láminas.(Histoire du calendrier) Tomo quinto: Frontis, portada, CIV páginas, 1241 columnas. (Dictionnaire etymologique de la langue françoise) Tomo sexto: Mapa plegado de Italia, Portada, CCCXXVIII, 748 columnas, 2 láminas.(Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue latine) Tomo séptimo: Anteportada, portada, XX páginas, 773 - 2314 columnas. (Dictionnaire étymologique de la languelatine) Tomo octavo: Anteportada, 1 mapaplegado del Imperio Asirio, Portada, 14 páginas, LXXII páginas, 600 páginas, 8 láminas (lasláminas muestran una rueda astrológica y los 22 triunfos del Tarot) Este tomo comprende varios ensayos, artículos y cartas. Tomo noveno: Anteportada, portada, CCXLIV, 1048 columnas.(Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grecque) Sobre el autor: Pastor protestante, hijo de un famoso líder religioso hugonote, Antoine, fue un hombre convencido en su fe y de ir prodigando el Evangelio por las tierras como hizo Jesucristo. Evidentemente no estaba de acuerdo con el catolicismo, y con el protestantismo, tenía eternas diferencias que consiguió plasmar en sus escritos. Pasó su vida entre conferencias, escritos, predicando y abriendo iglesias. Se introdujo en la masonería en 1771, fue iniciado en el albergue Les Amis Réunis, trasladándose posteriormente al albergue Les Soeurs Neuf, donde Bejamím Franklin le recibió como a un hermano en su casa de campo. Compartió la idea de ?independencia americana? con Benjamín y también la del ?magnetismo animal? de Mesmer. El volumen más importante de esta enciclopedia es sin duda el octavo, puesto que en él Gébelin da a conocer su teoría estrella, que relacionaba el mítico Libro de Thot con el Tarot. Argumentába sus ideas comparando las figuras de los Arcanos Mayores con el panteón Egipcio. Este artículo se titula: ?Sobre el juego de los Tarots? Conservación: Muy buen estado, en general papel muy limpio algunas hojas con algo de oxidación. Encuadernación con pequeñas pérdidas. ASS1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Largest White Billed Woodpecker (Ivory Billed)

      London 1771 - We are pleased to offer this folio engraving from Mark Catesby’s The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands: Containing the Figures of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, Insects, and Plants . Together with their Descriptions in English and French. This third edition of the work was printed on fine woven paper for Benjamin White in London in 1771. The woven paper was ideal for the printing of the engraved plates as the smooth surface takes an impression much more correctly than the earlier paper, where the chain lines produce slight corrugations in the paper surface. The original hand-coloring for each engraving is superb.Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands was the first natural history of American flora and fauna. It is noted as 'THE MOST FAMOUS COLOR-PLATE BOOK OF AMERICAN PLANT AND ANIMAL LIFE . It is a delightful and amusing book [and] a fundamental and original work for the study of American species' (Hunt). 'Mark Catesby made a valuable and important contribution to ornithological illustration. He was confident enough to break new ground - to portray his birds more naturally than before, with foliage backgrounds, and to adopt the folio format. He depicted the natural history of one area in its entirety, and often drew from living models . AS HIS WAS THE EARLIEST PUBLISHED NATURAL HISTORY OF A PART OF THE NEW WORLD, HE HAS BEEN CALLED THE FATHER OF AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGY' (Jackson).Mark Catesby was the first American naturalist and illustrator. Though born in England in 1682, Catesby spent several years of his life in the colonies studying the natural flora and fauna. He was so fascinated he produced the first color plate, natural history work on American flora and fauna.One of the signatures of Catesby’s work is that it incorporates plant and animal life on the same page. Combining the flora and fauna was to save time and money but also began a new style of print composition. He set out to illustrate all the plants, birds, fish, and reptiles in America. His dedication and work greatly contributed to the natural sciences of the 18th century.Natural History was almost entirely completed by Mark Catesby. He did his own field research and sketches. Engravers could not be afforded to get the work to print, so Catesby studied under Joseph Goupy where he learned how to etch the plates himself. The result of his labors is the wonderfully detailed and informative work which gave a glimpse of the world beyond.Catesby's work was also the first to abandon the Indian names for his subjects, trying to establish scientific names based on generic relationships. Linnaeus used Catesby's work as the basis for his system of binomial nomenclature for the American species. --- The work is in excellent condition overall. There may be a few minor imperfections to be expected with age, but overall very clean. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

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