A satirical Poem. In which are contain’d the humorous Transactions, Speeches, and Behaviour of the Guests who were present at the Ceremony and Entertainment …
London: Printed by W. James … 1732.
SOLVING ‘SUBLIME ASTRONOMICAL PROBLEMBS’ The Doctrine of Eclipses, both solar and lunar; containing short and easy Precepts for computing solar and lunar Eclipses … fully and carefully explained, from the latest Discoveries and Improvements; whereby any Person of a moderate Capacity may be able in a short Time to solve those grand and sublime astronomical Problembs [sic]…
Norwich: printed by J. Crouse, for the Author, and sold by M. Booth … 1782.
A voyage to the South Sea . . . for the purpose of conveying the bread-fruit tree to the West Indies, in his majesty’s ship the Bounty, commanded by Lieutenant William Bligh. London, George Nicol, 1792 [including] A narrative of the mutiny, on board his majesty’s ship Bounty; and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew, in the ship’s boat, from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies. Written by Lieutenant William Bligh.
London, George Nicol, 1790.
MINSTRELS, BULL RUNNING,AND THE ‘DIVINE AND MISTERIOUS ART’ OF MUSIC Manuscript: ‘The manner of keeping the Minstrels Court in Tutbury Castle’, followed by three draft versions of speeches given to the ‘Gentlemen of the Inquests’ on the occasion of the Court’s assembly.
Mid to late 18th century.
HOBSON, John Atkinson.
The Evolution of modern capitalism. A study of machine production...
Andrew Carnegie’s copy of the first edition, ‘perhaps his best performance’ (Schumpeter p. 833) of Hobson’s further reiteration of the underconsumptionist case first outlined in his earlier work, The Physiology of Industry (1889): the present work identified Hobson as an economic heretic, a role which he took up by broadening rather than narrowing his dissent from neo-classical analysis.
هو الغفور ذوالرحمة / توكلت بمغفرة المهمر [ZAYN AL-DĪN MAHMŪD, After.]
A sumptuous and deftly executed example of Arabic calligraphy, copied after one of the earliest examples of the gulzar (or rose-garden) technique; the present calligraphic specimen reproduces the pious phrases and textual arrangement of one copied by Zayn al-Dīn Mahmūd in the first half of the sixteenth century, which is now in the Istanbul University Library (F1426).
A FINE COPY OF NIBBY’S IMPORTANT GUIDE TO ROME, FROM THE LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MARTIN LEAKE NIBBY, Antonio.
Itinerario di Roma e delle sue vicinanze compilato secondo il metodo di M. Vasi … Quarta edizione.
Fourth edition. The Italian archaeologist and topographer Antonio Nibby (1792-1839), had published a number of works on archaeology and antiquities, before assisting Mariano Vasi with his celebrated Itinerario istruttivo di Roma in 1817 (Mariano Vasi’s work was, in turn, based upon his father Giuseppe Vasi’s text of 1763). For his text, Nibby ‘not unnaturally introduced a good deal of additional data relating to the archaeology and antiquities of Rome, and simplified some of Mariano’s later discussion of later art and sculpture in the city’ (BAL, p. 2175). Following Mariano Vasi’s death in 1820, Nibby took over the editorship of the work, which he further revised and enlarged, and numerous editions of the work appeared under his name in the following years. The work opens with an address to the reader, in which Nibby explains his methodology and describes the development of the work through its previous editions; a preface on the history of the city; chronologies of historical events, emperors, popes, and artists; a calendar of important religious services; and tables of weights, measures, currency, etc., before then providing a comprehensive and detailed account of the city’s antiquities and architecture.