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        18th Century American Will Bequeathing Slaves.

      Campbell County, Virginia. 1786. [African-Americana][Slavery]Baber, Robert. 18th Century American Will Bequeathing Slaves. Campbell County, Virginia: 1786. 13½” x 8¼”. Single leaf, manuscript both sides. Very good minus: old folds, five short tape repairs on back. The last will and testament of plantation owner Robert Baber of Campbell County, Virginia. In it, he provides for the disposition of six female slaves: Tamor, Hannah, Mime, Dilsey, Phyllis and Peg. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Texas Booksellers Association and the Independent Online Booksellers Association and adhere to their rules of ethics. .

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        Transactions in India, from the Commencement of the French War in Seventeen Hundred and Fifty-Six, to the Conclusion of the Late Peace, in Seventeen Hundred and Eighty-Three. Containing a History of the British Interests in Indostan, during a Period of near Thirty Years; distinguished by two Wars with France, several Revolutions and Treaties of Alliance, the Acquisition of an Extensive Territory, and the Administration of Governor Hastings.

      J. Debrett, London., 1786. First edition. Octavo. pp [viii], 505. Period (possibly French) binding of quarter red morocco with gilt decoration and rules to spine, red boards, marbled endpapers. The tentative attribution to Moir is made by the British Library, Halkett & Laing and ESTC. An early publication by a now-venerable publisher.Boards slightly rubbed at the edges. Near fine. Scarce.

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        Carte Pour Servir Au Journal de Mr. Le Marquis de Chastellux

      Paris: Dezoteux, 1786. unbound. Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 7" x 10 3/4" This is a scarce Revolutionary War era map of the Chesapeake Bay region includes parts of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Extends from the Ohio River to Portsmouth and identifies Philadelphia along with several important towns, cities, rivers and mountains. It tracks the route taken by Chastellux from Williamsburg to the Alleghany Mountains and back. The map is in good condition with some toning and minor wear along folds. Minor verso repair along left fold. Minor offsetting. Chastellux was a French military officer serving under General Comte de Rochambeau, during the American Revolution. He came to America in 1780 and served with French troops for three years and was the principal liaison between George Washington and the French commander in chief. His work, which included a description of his travels and a record of his recollection of the American War of Independence, is considered one of the first trust-worthy account of life in the United States and accurate account of the War. This is a good example of his work.

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        La Gierosalemme libberata de lo sio Torquato Tasso votata a llengua napoletana da Grabiele Fasano

      Napoli, Giuseppe Maria Porcelli, Collezione di tutti i poemi in lingua napoletana 1786 - 2 volumi. 16mo. pp. 260 + 254. . Molto buono (Very Good). . Prima edizione (First Edition). . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Printed Circular Letter, completed in manuscript: D'Acosta freres, Nantes, 13 October, 1786 to Messieurs D. Deurbroug & fils, Isle Gloriette (Nantes)

      Nantes, 1786 Quarto, 3 pages, plus integral address leaf, short tear along fold to foredge of page three, not affecting text, formerly folded, else a very good, very clean copy. Nantes, the infamous ville des négriers (city of the slavers) was, on the eve of the French Revolution, one of the richest cities in France and one of the most important ports in the kingdom. The slave trade was central to Nantes' maritime economy. By the end of the old regime Nantes merchants were sending out close to forty slave ships a year. The number of slaves transported by Nantes based ships tripled during the years 1783-1792, to 12,000 slaves a year, from 4,000 per year in 1713-1722. In the 18th century and well into the 19th, Nantes alone launched some 1,800 expeditions to buy African captives, hauling more than half a million men and women to the Americas. Slave ships from this port frequently sold their human cargo in Haiti, where plantation owners were often from Nantes, but they also dropped anchor elsewhere in the Caribbean and on the Louisiana coast. The slave trade spawned its own economy in Nantes, and elsewhere, including firms that manufactured the goods destined for barter, textile mills, gun and ammunition makers, glass bead makers, and smiths that made the chains, shackles, spiked collars and other instruments used to control the slaves. The firm of D'Acosta, freres, was one such ancillary firm. The firm made nearly everything in iron used by colonists in the Caribbean, specializing in sugar boilers for sugar mills, but also developed a boiler used on slave ships for preparing what passed for food for the hundreds of slaves crammed on board. The firm also made pipes, cylinders as well as hoes, and other tools including cuffs, collars and all sorts of "sharp tools." The printed circular gives brief promotional description of the firm and their products, the third page carries a list of the types of materials the firm made for the Colonial sugar trade and the slave trade. The letter was sent to another Nantes merchant, located on the Isle Gloriette, one of the ancient islands of Nantes, long since filled in. The letter states that the increase of business beginning in 1784 led the firm to employ every possible means to increase and improve the various items they manufactured. The firm specialized in the manufacture of sugar boilers for the colonies, and announce in this letter the establishment of a boiler foundry, making boilers of the highest quality, "in the form of those of Perigord", but less heavy. The boilers were submitted to various tests, "leave nothing to be desired", and were said to be the strongest that can be made. There follows a description of one of the tests the firm made of their products: We built a furnace in which we placed a dry boiler we burned under wood and charcoal, when a boiler was at the highest degree of heat, absolutely red hot, we threw in it a quantity of water mixed with ice, part of the water was expelled by the force of the heat, but the boiler did not sustain any damage. The firm had confidence that after this successful test, that their excellent boilers would find a ready market. Several testimonials had been received in the past year from Guadeloupe and other places, where the firm's boilers had been seen in use, and the orders for their boilers which resulted spoke for themselves. The firm goes on to assure potential customers that orders would be promptly fulfilled, and planters in the colonies would no longer be exposed to the harm caused by such delays. The firm also discusses an arrangement for lowering the cost of commission, transport, and other fees, thus making their products less expensive. The firm then discusses another product which they had developed, a new design for a boiler used on slave ships, apparently used to cook the food on board ship. The large numbers of slaves, at times as many as 400, plus crew members, and other passengers, likely meant they were in near continuous operation. D'Acosta's new design, in cast iron, would not fail as those made of copper were apparently prone to. The circular states: The inconveniences which often result on slave ships from copper boilers, have induced us to make cast iron boilers, such as the English use. The way we make them assures us of their solidity. The circular ends with a list of all the articles made by D'Acosta, freres for the Colonies, and assures potential customers of the quality of the items and full satisfaction in them. The items manufactured include; sugar mills, both water and mule powered, cylinders for rolling barley, of all proportions and quality, pivots and picks, water hammers, sharp turn tables, collars and copper studs, iron circles of all sizes and quality expressly manufactured for mills, greenhouses, hammers, cast iron tables for mills, cast iron wheels, toothed iron wheels, proportioned to the "compass and square", the same in cast iron and copper, cassava platters, ordinary oven cases, about 1800 liv., oven cases "a la Belin," with their pipes, doors & windows about 4800 liv., iron and cast iron grills of all sizes, sugar boilers from 30 inches up to 60 inches diameter, boilers "a negres", in all sizes, boilers for slave ships, axles, bands of wheels, nails of all kinds for bands, hoes, tools axes, cuffs and all sorts of sharp tools, pipes of all kinds for water, all kinds of iron and cast iron items. See: The Profitability of the Nantes Slave Trade, 1783-1792, Robert Stein, The Journal of Economic History, Vol. 35, No. 4 (Dec. 1975), pp. 779-793, http://ww.jstor.org/stable/2119184

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        Group of four items, manuscript and partially printed pertaining to Nicholas Biddle

      Group of manuscript and partially printed materials, two autograph letters by Nicholas Biddle, author, scholar, statesman and financier, 1786-1844, and some signed drafts.Biddle established the Bank of the United States as a prototype of the modern central banking system. Using the power of the bank to expand and contract the money supply, Biddle played a prominent role in creating a stable currency and in bringing order to the chaotic American marketplace. The collection includes: Biddle, Nicholas, Autograph Letter Signed, Philadelphia February 9, 1831 to Silas E. Burrows, New York, one page, quarto, inscribed on a four page folding lettersheet, old folds, hole in integral address, when opening, postal markings, else in very good clean condition. Letter written to Burrows while Biddle, as stockholder's director, was embroiled in controversy surrounding the Bank of the United States. Biddle replies to Burrows' reported ill health and then touches upon the subject of the Bank: "The vote in the Senate is considered there as a very strong one, and proves much more than the numerical difference would at first indicate. It is so harsh & ungracious & unusual a thing to refuse leave, that many voted for it who are friendly to the Bank and if the bill had been introduced I believe that on its final rejection the vote would have been very nearly if not two thirds of the Senate. I think that there were among those who voted for leave five who would have voted to reject and of the five absentees two certainly & probably three would have been on their side - so that I should think a vote of 30 for the Bank would have been obtainable." Biddle, Nicholas, Autograph Letter Signed, Paris, January 29, 1805, to Nathaniel Cutting, Paris, one page, quarto, inscribed on four page folding lettersheet, postal markings, else in very good, clean condiction. Written while Biddle, was Secretary to General John Armstrong, the American Minister to France. Among the tasks which fell to the American legation at this time was the settlement of the claims of those who had been despoiled by French privateers in the Napoleonic Wars. Biddle, though only 18 at the time, was entrusted with the auditing and payment of these spoliation claims allowed by the French Government, which were to be met out of the Louisiana Purchase Fund. The present letter deals with these matters: "I am directed by General Armstrong to inform you, in reply to your note of the 22d inst. That with regard to the cases of Andrew Dunlap & Joseph White as they do not come before him under the principles of the 10 Art. of the convention he cannot know the amount of the liquidation. He desires me further to mention to you that the claimants will not have long to wait for the issuing of the Bills and that he does not want the books & charts, a list of which you have inclosed to him." Pair of printed drafts, signed by Biddle: United States of America. State of Pennsylvania. The Bank of the United States Philadelhia [Oct 2nd (in mss)] 1837. [Fourteen] Months after date, The President, Directors, and Company of the Bank of the United States, promise to pay at its London Agency to the Bearer, [One Thousand Pounds Sterling] [Phialdelphia: Draper, Toppan, Longacre & Co., 1837] engraved draft, accomplished in mansucript, signed by Nicholas Biddle and the cashier of the Bank of the United States. Marked Paid. Small engarved draft, 1/1/1839, drawn on the Bank of the United States, signed by Biddle, paper browned, stained, some loss, mounted on old sheet. References: Dictionary of American Biography, vol. 1 part two, pp. 243-245; Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, vol. 1, p., 94-95

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        Die wahre ursache der baumtrockniss der nadelwälder durch die naturgeschichte der forlphaläne (Phalaena noct. piniperda) erwiesen und durch einige versuche erötert.

      Nuermberg, Valentin Bischoff, 1786. ____ Première édition. Illustré par 3 planches en couleurs. Exemplaire en feuilles, tel que paru. Nissen ZBI*-------*. In-4. Collation : (4), VI, 58 pp., 3 planches h.-t. En feuilles.

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        Gesamtansicht, Ehrenbreitstein, "la forteresse d' Ehrenbreitstein".

      - Kupferstich n. C. Dupuis, 1786, 18 x 27,9 Zu Dupuis siehe Merlo, Kölner Künstler, Spalte 206. Gesamtansicht der Festung Ehrenbreitstein und der Philippsburg. Blick über den Rhein, rechts die Moselmündung mit einem Teil der Stadtmauer. (Merlo, S. 205).

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        Der kleine Gärtner. [Reklame-Heftchen von Hauswaldt-Kaffee]. Herausgeber: Joh. Gottl. Hauswaldt

      sehr selten! Zustand: Umschlag etw. rissig / kleines Fehlstück am Vorderdeckel Werbeheftchen aus dem Hause Hauswaldt Magdeburg - Aufdruck am Rueckdeckel: Hauswaldtkaffee. Nur aecht mit der Schutzmarke Haus. Bekannt seit ueber 100 Jahren durch seine feinste Qualitaet kraeftigsten Gechmack und groesste Ergiebigkeit. Er ist nicht nur der beste sondern auch der billigste Kaffeezusatz. Johann Gottlieb Hauswaldt. Magdeburg. Braunschweig. Eger (Boehmen). Gegruendet 1786. Robrahn und Co. Magdeburg

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        Traite de la Peche ou l'art de soumettre les poissons a l'empire de l'homme, precede de l'Histoire Naturelle de ces Animaux. Par M. Buchoz, auter differens Ouvrages Economiques.

      A Paris, chez Guillot, Libraire de Monsieur, 1786. - In-16 (16 cm) (2) XX 320 (4) frontespizio con piccola incisione e testatina. Piena pelle, cerniere quasi recise, piatti riquadrati in oro. Ex libris Richard Strachey. Talloncino settecentesco di vendita "Lenoir Libraire" a Kiev (Kiow). Pierre-Joseph Buc'hoz (27 gennaio 1731, Metz - 13 gennaio 1807), celebre medico e naturalista francese, divenne dottore in medicina a Nancy nel 1763; naturalista a tutto tondo, oltre alla botanica, si interessò molto di psicologia: fu il primo a trattare le malattie depressive con la musica. Famosi anche i suoi studi etologici. Rarissimo questo suo volume di piscicultura, che avrebbe dovuto avere applicazioni pratiche nella Lorena, dove visse la maggior parte della sua vita. 18mo secolo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dizionario Mitologico ovvero della Favola Storico, Poetico, Simbolico ec. In cui esattamente si spiega l'Origine degli Dei, de' Semidei, e degli Eroi dell'antico Gentilesimo, i Misterj, i Dogmi, il Culto, i Sacrifizj, i Giuochi, le Feste, e tutto ciò, che appartiene alla Religione de' Gentili. Ut

      Per Agostino Savioli (Tomi Primo e Secondo) Per Giammaria Bassaglia (Tomi Terzo, Quarto, Quinto e Sesto) - Venezia, VENEZIA 1786 - Dizionario Mitologico ovvero della Favola ITALIANO Sei volumi della seconda metà del '700 in 8°, stato discreto, coperta in cartoncino goffrato, sul dorso talloncini adesivi con catalogazione bibliotecaria, pochi segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, legatura dei Tomi Primo, Quarto e Sesto poco allentata, tagli leggermente bruniti con barbe, pagine in buono stato, alcune con fori d'insetto, molte con becca. Presentano richiami e segnatura dei fascicoli. Su Tomo Primo bella antiporta incisa in nero. Tomi Primo, Secondo, Terzo, Quarto, Quinto e Sesto della collana Dizionario Mitologico ovvero della Favola. Opera completa.

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        Géographie moderne Precédée d'un petit traité de la Sphère e du Globe

      Delalain, PARIGI 1786 - Francese Settecentina rilegata in pelle, esemplare ottimamente conservato, leggere abrasioni sulla copertina il dorso decorato e con scritte in oro, interno ottimo con piccole fioriture, lalegatura appare ben salda, tomo II

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        Topographie vom Markgrafthum Mähren. 3 Bde.

      Mit einem gestoch. Porträtfrontisp. u. 3 sich wiederholenden Titelvign. 8 Bl., 524 S., 2 Bl. 4 Bl., 688 S., 4 Bl. u. 631 S., 2 Bl. Marmor. HLdrBde. d. Zt. mit Rückensch. u. Rückengoldpräg. Wurzbach XXXIII,195 f ADB XXXIII,475f.Engelmann 658. Einbde. ber., Ecken u. Kanten bestossen im Text frisches, insgesamt dekoratives Exemplar des gesuchten Quellenwerks. - Die erste Ausgabe war 1786 unter dem Titel "Topographische Schilderung von Mähren" ohne Wissen Schwoys und ohne Angabe seines Namens herausgegeben worden. "Keine Provinz der österreichischen Monarchie hatte eine mit so vielen interessanten Daten versehene Topographie aufzuweisen" (ADB). Bd. 1 mit einer Einleitung und der Beschreibung des Olmützer Kreises Bd. 2 mit dem Brünner u. Hradischer Kreis Bd. 3 mit dem Prerauer, Znaimer und Iglauer Kreis in einem Anhang werden urkundlich erwähnte, aber untergegangene oder nicht zu identifizierende Ortschaften beschrieben. Der Verfasser Joseph Franz Schwoy (1742-1806) war Beamter der Dietrichsteinschen Besitzung Nikolsburg (Mikulov). Das Porträt zeigt Franz von Dietrichstein - Proskau. - Selten. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.

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        Kupferstich- Karte, v. Amon und Benedicti b. Schraembl, "Westliche Halb Kugel ." verfasst von Herrn D'Anville . verbessert herausgegeben von Herrn F.A. Schraembl".

      - mit altem Grenzkolorit, dat. 1786, 63 x 59,5 (H) Amerikakarte im Rund.

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        Der Jugend Frühlingslieder. [Reklame-Heftchen von Hauswaldt-Kaffee]. Herausgeber: Joh. Gottl. Hauswaldt (Hauswaldt 913).

      sehr selten! Zustand: kleine Knickstellen / nahezu druckfrisch Werbeheftchen aus dem Hause Hauswaldt Magdeburg - Aufdruck am Rueckdeckel: Kraeftigster Gechmack groesste Ergiebigkeit und billigster Preis raeumen seit mehr als 100 Jahren dem allein von Joh. Gottl. Hauswaldt Magdeburg in dieser Qualitaet gefertigten Aecht Hauswaldt die erste Stelle unter allen Kaffeezusaetzen ein. Nur Pakete mit Schutzmarke Haus sind aecht und zu haben in den meisten Colonial- und Spezereiwaren-Handlungen. Johann Gottlieb Hauswaldt Magdeburg. Braunschweig. Eger (Boehmen). Gegruendet : 1786. Robrahn und Co. Magdeburg

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        Kinderspiele. [Reklame-Heftchen von Hauswaldt-Kaffee]. Herausgeber: Joh. Gottl. Hauswaldt (Hauswaldt 913).

      sehr selten! Zustand: Umschlag geringfügig beschabt / nahezu druckfrisch Werbeheftchen aus dem Hause Hauswaldt Magdeburg - Aufdruck am Rueckdeckel: Hauswaldtkaffee. Nur aecht mit der Schutzmarke Haus. Bekannt seit ueber 100 Jahren durch seine feinste Qualitaet kraeftigsten Gechmack und groesste Ergiebigkeit. Er ist nicht nur der beste sondern auch der billigste Kaffeezusatz. Johann Gottlieb Hauswaldt. Magdeburg. Braunschweig. Eger (Boehmen). Gegruendet 1786. Robrahn und Co. Magdeburg

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        Der kleine Gärtner. [Reklame-Heftchen von Hauswaldt-Kaffee]. Herausgeber: Joh. Gottl. Hauswaldt

      sehr selten! Zustand: Umschlag etw. rissig / kleines Fehlstück am Vorderdeckel Werbeheftchen aus dem Hause Hauswaldt Magdeburg - Aufdruck am Rueckdeckel: Hauswaldtkaffee. Nur aecht mit der Schutzmarke Haus. Bekannt seit ueber 100 Jahren durch seine feinste Qualitaet kraeftigsten Gechmack und groesste Ergiebigkeit. Er ist nicht nur der beste sondern auch der billigste Kaffeezusatz. Johann Gottlieb Hauswaldt. Magdeburg. Braunschweig. Eger (Boehmen). Gegruendet 1786. Robrahn und Co. Magdeburg

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        Schattenbilder. [Reklame-Heftchen von Hauswaldt-Kaffee]. Herausgeber: Joh. Gottl. Hauswaldt (Hauswaldt 913).

      sehr selten! Zustand: Umschlag geringfügig beschabt / untere Ecke vom Rückdeckel lose / unt. Rücken ca. 2 cm gerissen / Umschalg an den Heftklammern gfg gerissen Werbeheftchen aus dem Hause Hauswaldt Magdeburg - Aufdruck am Rueckdeckel: Kraeftigster Gechmack groesste Ergiebigkeit und billigster Preis raeumen seit mehr als 100 Jahren dem allein von Joh. Gottl. Hauswaldt Magdeburg in dieser Qualitaet gefertigten Aecht Hauswaldt die erste Stelle unter allen Kaffeezusaetzen ein. Nur Pakete mit Schutzmarke Haus sind aecht und zu haben in den meisten Colonial- und Spezereiwaren-Handlungen. Johann Gottlieb Hauswaldt Magdeburg. Braunschweig. Eger (Boehmen). Gegruendet : 1786. Robrahn und Co. Magdeburg

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        Versuch einer Schilderung der Sitten und des Geistes der Nationen. - [7 Bände].

      Arnold Wever, Berlin 1786 - 1786-1787. 7 Bände, goldgeprägte Ppbde. der Zeit, Buntpapier-Schutzumschläge des 20. Jahrhunderts (jeweils mit Rückentitel), farbiger Kopfschnitt, 16 x 10 cm. Bände 1 bis 7 (vollständig). - [= Voltair's sämtliche Schriften, Bände 4 bis 10). - Die Schutzumschläge deutlich angerändert; etwas berieben und besetoßen; die Titlelblätter mit Namenszügen von alter Hand; vereinzelt minimal fleckig; Bände zwei und fünf oben dezent wasserrandig. Sonst und insgesamt gute, gepflegte Exemplare. 2002 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Testament de Jerome Sharp, professeur de physique amusante: ou l'on trouve parmi plusieurs tours de subtilite, qu'on peut executer sans aucune depense, des preceptes & des exemples sur l'art de faire des chansons impromptu: pour servir de complement a La magie blanche devoilee

      Paris: Chez l'auteur; Granger;Bailly; Lagrange;Lesclapart ... . 1786. Second edition. Octavo. 328, [1]pp. Woodcuts and relief cuts of musical notation. Contemporary papercovered boards with leather spine label. Label chipped, some erosion to the boards, else a pleasing, about very good copy. Expose of one of the first great conjurors, which did nothing to diminish his popularity. Scarce in boards. .

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        A dictionary of the English language: in which the words are deduced from the originals ... to which are prefixed a history of the language and an English grammar

      London: Harrison and Co, 1786. First one-volume folio ("Harrison's") edition, with a Preface by Harrison on the merits of his edition, and containing a reprinting of Johnson's Plan of a Dictionary, Harrison's Life of Johnson, and Johnson's original preface, history of the language and his English grammar; pp. [84] plus unpaginated lexicon in triple column followed by a sectional title and 3pp. of supplementary words; engraved frontis portrait, title-p. printed in red and black; complete and sound in recent full calf, preserving the original red morocco label on spine; nice copy. An unauthorized reprinting of Johnson's great dictionary, consisting of 100 six-penny numbers, the first of which appeared on October 22, 1785. Alston V, 183; Courtney & Smith, 57-8; Fleeman 55.4D/7; Sledd & Kolb, 127-9.

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        Aphorismes de Mesmer, dictés à l'assemblée de ses éleve, & . 2 Tomes.

      - Paris 1786, 12°, 204, 102 pp., Pappband d.Zt.; feines Exemplar. Last and most comprehensive edition of the « Aphorismes de Mesmer, dictés à l'assemblée de ses éleves, & dans lesquels on trouve ses principes, sa théorie & les moyens de magnétiser; le tout formant un corps de doctrine, développé en trois cens quarante-quatre paragraphes, pour faciliter l'application des commentaires au magnétisme animal. Ouvrage mis au jour par Caullet de Veaumorel. » the « Quatrième édition, revue, corrigée & considérablement augmentée dans laquelle on trouve les moyens intéressans de magnétser d'intension. - - & Tome Second ou « Details servant de suite aux aphorismes de Mr. Mesmer, publiées par Mr. Caulet de Veaumorel, Médecin de ma Maison de Monsieur. » - - "An expanded edition with a second volume containing commentary on the aphorisms. One of the chapters in the second volume gives Eslon's techniques of animal magnetism." Norman - - The 'Ahorismes de M. Mesmer' are a compilation of "class notes" taken down from talks given by Mesmer to those he was training in the theory and practice of animal magnetism. First published in 1784, edited and published by Caullet de Vermorel, a disciple of D'Eslon, the book was rejected by Mesmer, but it is nonetheless believed to faithfully reproduce Mesmer's teaching. -cf. Crabtree. - - "un des monuments les plus curieux de tout le magnétisme" Caillet. - - "The present work belongs to the small group of works that best explains the theory and practice of mesmerism" R. Darnton, Mesmerism and the End of the Enlightenment in France, p. 10, note. - - Norman 'Mesmer & Mesmerism", M30. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Apéndice a la Crónica Nuevamente Impresa del Señor Rey Don Juan el II. En que se da noticia de todas las Monedas, de sus valores, y del precio que tuvieron varios géneros en su Reynado

      Madrid, Viuda de Ibarra, Hijos y Compañía, 1786 - Folio, [4]+6+131 p, pasta española algo rozada, tejuelo, florones dorados en lomo, cortes tintados. Incluye "Algunos documentos de este reynado que prueban lo contenido en este Apéndice"

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        VOYAGES...DANS L'AMÉRIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE DANS LES ANNÉES 1780, 1781 & 1782

      Paris: Chez Prault, 1786. Two volumes. [8],390; [4],362,[2]pp., plus two folding maps and three folding plates. Half titles. Modern half calf and marbled boards, leather labels. Scattered foxing. Half titles repaired. Very good. The first complete edition of this narrative. One of the most notable of all American travel accounts during the Revolutionary period, based on the author's experiences as a major-general under Rochambeau. Chastellux was an enlightened and intelligent man, a member of the French Academy, and a perceptive observer of affairs in the new Republic. He journeyed through New England and Pennsylvania, and was Jefferson's guest at Monticello. Howes calls this work "the first trustworthy record of life in the United States." One map shows New England, and the other depicts Virginia. HOWES C324. CLARK I:212. SABIN 12227.

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        VOYAGES.DANS L'AMÉRIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE DANS LES ANNÉES 1780, 1781 & 1782.

      Paris: Chez Prault, 1786. - Two volumes. [8],390; [4],362,[2]pp., plus two folding maps and three folding plates. Half titles. Modern half calf and marbled boards, leather labels. Scattered foxing. Half titles repaired. Very good. The first complete edition of this narrative. One of the most notable of all American travel accounts during the Revolutionary period, based on the author's experiences as a major-general under Rochambeau. Chastellux was an enlightened and intelligent man, a member of the French Academy, and a perceptive observer of affairs in the new Republic. He journeyed through New England and Pennsylvania, and was Jefferson's guest at Monticello. Howes calls this work "the first trustworthy record of life in the United States." One map shows New England, and the other depicts Virginia. HOWES C324. CLARK I:212. SABIN 12227.

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        VOYAGES...DANS L'AMÉRIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE DANS LES ANNÉES 1780, 1781 & 1782

      Paris: Chez Prault, 1786. Two volumes. [8],390; [4],362,[2]pp., plus two folding maps and three folding plates. Half titles. Modern half calf and marbled boards, leather labels. Scattered foxing. Half titles repaired. Very good. The first complete edition of this narrative. One of the most notable of all American travel accounts during the Revolutionary period, based on the author's experiences as a major-general under Rochambeau. Chastellux was an enlightened and intelligent man, a member of the French Academy, and a perceptive observer of affairs in the new Republic. He journeyed through New England and Pennsylvania, and was Jefferson's guest at Monticello. Howes calls this work "the first trustworthy record of life in the United States." One map shows New England, and the other depicts Virginia. HOWES C324. CLARK I:212. SABIN 12227.

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        AUGSBURG. - Porträtwerk. -, Das gesamte Augspurgische Evangelische Ministerium in Bildern und Schrifften, von den erstern Jahren der Reformation Lutheri, bis auf Anno 1748. oder das Jubel=Jahr wegen des Westphälischen Friedens, samt einer Vorrede vorgestellt und herausgegeben.

      2 Tle. in 1 Bd. 20,5 x 16 cm. Titel, 6 Bl., IX S., 104 Bl. Mit 10 Kupfertafeln, 204 Schabkunstporträts, 1 gestoch. Heiligenbild und 1 gestoch. Titel. HLdr. d. Zt. Thieme-Becker Bd. XVIII, S. 115 (kennt nur 200 Porträts) Lentner 6540 und 6539. - Die schönen Porträts zeigen Würdenträger der evangelischen Kirche seit der Reformation mit kurzen Biographien, darunter S. Agricola, C. Albeck, J. Baumeister, J. Beer, J. Crusius, C. Ehinger, W. Haug, M. Herbst, D. Pistorius, U. Regius, D. Schön, J. Vögelin, P. Weber uvm. Mit dem von Lentner als Anhang bezeichneten Teil. - Die Kupfertafeln zeigen u.a. St. Anna, St. Ulrich, Barfüsserkirche, Hl. Kreuz, St. Jacob, Hl. Geist, St. Georgen. Beiliegt: Neunzehnseitiges Manuskript mit handschriftlicher Fortsetzung der vorliegenden Chronik bis 1786, mit den Lebensläufen von 34 weiteren Augsburger Pastoren, numeriert von 201 bis 234. Es fehlt ein Blatt mit den Lebensläufen Nr. 227 und 228. Im Anhang drei leere Seiten und vier Seiten mit hs. Ergänzungen zu verschiedenen Lebensläufen des gedruckten Teils. - Einband etwas berieben, Gelenke neu mit Leder unterlegt. Gering fleckig, teils leicht wasserrandig, die gefalteten Tafeln teils mit hinterlegten Einrissen. - Komplett sehr selten! BAYERN, Geschichte, Politik, Schwaben, Westfäl.Friede

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        Voyage en Pologne, Russie, Suède, Dannemarc, &c...Traduit de l'anglais, enrichi de notes & d'éclaircissemens nécessaires, & augmenté d'un Voyage en Norvège par Mr. P. Mallet

      Genève, Barde & Manget, 1786, in-8, 4 vol. [4]-VIII-380 + [4]-404 + [4]-393 + [4]-303 pp, 12 cartes, 3 portraits, 2 planches, veau moucheté, dos plat ornés d'un large motif doré, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin vert, encadrement d'un filet à froid sur les plats. (Rel. De l'ép.), PREMIERE EDITION FRANCAISE, augmentée du Voyage en Norvège de Mallet. Cet ouvrage est illustré de 19 documents h.t, soit 4 portraits de souverains ou personnages célèbres, 12 grandes cartes dépl. h.t. et 3 pl. h.t, le tout gravé sur cuivre. On connaît de cet ouvrage une édition in-4 parue la même année. Son auteur, William Coxe (1747-1828) était un spécialiste des pays de l'est et du nord de l'Europe où il servait de guide à des riches voyageurs anglais. Bel exemplaire.

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        Voyage en Italie). Atlasband.

      (Paris, Desaint, 1786). - 4°. Mit 34 (von 36) zum teil gefalteten gestochenen Karten, Plänen und Ansichten. Halblederband der Zeit mit rotem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Tafelband zur 2. bei Desaint erschienenen umfagreichen Reiseschilderung, aus eigenen und aus anderen Berichten zusammengestellt. Der französische Astronom Joseph Jérome le Français de Lalande (1732-1807) unternahm die Reise von 1765-1766. - Die ursprünglichen 6 Bände wurden in der zweiten Ausgabe auf 9 erweitert, die leider hier nicht vorhanden sind. - Gesucht ist der Atlasband wegen den 27 doppelblattgrossen gestochenen Stadtplänen von Torino, Milano, Pavia, Cremona, Piacenza, Parma, Modena, Bologna, Firenze, Siena/Livorno/Pisa, Lucca, Roma, Capua, Napoli, Ancona, Rimini, Ravenna, Ferrara, Venezia, Padova, Vicenza, Verona, Mantova, Brescia, Bergamo, Genova, Nizza. - Im vorliegenden Exemplar fehlt eine Ansicht und die Karte von Süditalien. - Einband am Rücken berieben und an den Kanten bestossen. - Sehr sauberes Exemplar auf starkem Papier.

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        Dr. Johann Reinhold Forster`s und seines Sohns Georg Forster`s Reise um die Welt unternommen und während den Jahren 1772 bis 1775, in dem vom Kapitän J.[ames] Cook kommandirten Schiffe `the Resolution` ausgeführt. 4 Tle. (= Sammlung der besten Reisbeschreibungen. Bde. XI-XIV).

      Brünn, J. G. Traßler 1786. - Vgl. dazu Henze II, 265f.; Kosch V, 364 u. Goed. VI, §293, IV.4.14. Nachdruckausgabe der deutschen, in Berlin 1778-80 bei Haude und Spener herausgekommenen Übersetzung der 1778 in London erschienenen Originalausgabe `Observations made during a voyage round the world`. Beschrieben ist die 2. Cooksche Weltumseglung an der J. R. Forster zusammen mit seinem Sohn Georg Forster teilnahm. Er reiste an Stelle des zurückgetretenen Sir J. Banks als Naturforscher mit, "aber nicht etwa blos dazu, daß er Unkraut trocknen und Schmetterlinge fangen; sondern daß er alle seine Talente in diesem Fache anwenden und keinen erheblichen Gegenstand unbemerkt lassen sollte" (G. Forsters Werke. 1965. II, S. 7). Nach der Rückkehr von dieser Reise überwarf Joh. Reinh. Forster sich mit der britischen Admiralität wegen der von ihm auszuführenden Reisebeschreibung, deren Abfassung ihm schließlich von Seiten der englischen Minister strikt untersagt wurde. Darauf sprang der Sohn G. ein und schuf nach des Vaters Tagebüchern in nur acht Monaten das vorliegende Werk, das im englischen Original sowie der ersten deutschen Übersetzung in zwei Bänden erschien. Die Übersetzung ins Deutsche erfolgte durch den Verfasser selbst. Die uns vorliegende Nachdruckausgabe ist nicht wie seine Vorlage mit Kupfertafeln u. Karten ausgestattet und wird in den oben genannten Bibliographien nicht angeführt. Kl.-8°. 544 S., 416 S., 412(4) S. u. 528 S. (in allen Bdn. einschl. Reihen- u. Nebentit.). Mit 4 Notenzeilen im Text (Tl. 4) u. in jedem Bd. m. 1 Holzschnitt-Zierleiste. Marmor. Ldr.bde. d. Zt. auf 5 Bünden m. Tit. u. Bd.num. (auf 2 mont. Papierschi.) sowie floralen Verz. in Goldpräg. auf Rü., umseit. Rotschnitt u. marmor. Vorsatzpapieren. Einbde. berieben sowie an den Kanten u. Bünden etw. abgewetzt; Ecken bestoßen; Goldauflage stellenw. abgelöst; 2 Bde. m. Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen; jeder Bd. m. Exlibris auf vord. Spiegel; Papier durchgeh. stockfl.; einige Ss. eselsohrig; im Text wenig abgegriffen.

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        MILITARY ANTIQUITIES respecrting A History of the English Army from the Conquest to the Present Time.

      S. Hooper. 1786 - 1788, London - 2 vols. pp. iii - vi, 434; 352, 40, 40, vi, (viii), (ii). 2 engraved titles, 2 frontis's, 78 plates, mostly with tissue guards. 4to. Full calf, spines relaid with 2 labels each. Some foxing and off setting of some of the plates. Lacking the printed titles. With the bookseller, Frank Murray of Derby's, ticket and with a bookplate stating 'From the Library of H.R.H. the Late Duke of Cambridge December 1904'. This Duke of Cambridge was the grandson of George III. A good copy. ESTC T83275

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        A Voyage To The Pacific Ocean; Undertaken by Command of his Majesty, 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. Volume 3only with contains Books IV & V, “Transactions with the Natives of North America” & Journal of Transactions on Returning to the Sandwich Islands”.

      London: Printed for John Fielding, Pater-noster-Row, 1786 - Being a copious, comprehensive, and satisfactory Abridgement of the Voyage written by Captain James Cook, F.R.S. and Captain James King, LL.D and F.R.S. Illustrated with Cuts. In Four Volumes. Vol. III only, 8vo (8¼” x 5”), pp. xii, 400, folding map, 13 engraved plates including one folding. Full old calf re-backed in period style. Back in six compartments, gilt lettered red morocco lettering pieces in the second & third. Five raised bands. Very good with wear to edges & rounded corners. Old pencil name & small printed 1898 bookplate on the front paste down endpaper. Sheets & plates with natural age toning, some offset from the plates, clean, unmarked, complete. Map with closed 5inch tear without loss. H7553 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ile & Port de Malte/Entrée & interieur du Port de Malte/Fort Monel & Ile du Lazareth à Malte/Cite Victorieuse & Fort ou Chateau de St. Ange à Malte

      Parigi 1786 - Vedute tratte dal "Voyage Pittoresque" seconda edizione del 1795/98. Acquaforte e bulino, leggera gora d'acqua al margine bianco sinistro, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Taken from the second edition of "Voyage pittoresque." by Saint Non, 1795/98. Copperplate, in good conditon. Dimensioni 260 400mm

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        DESCRIPTION HISTORIQUE ET GEOGRAPHIQUE DE L'INDE

      - Berlin, Chrétien Sigismond Spener, 1786-1789. 5 parties réunies en 3 volumes in-4 pleine basane brune racinée ancienne, dos lisses, filets dorés, pièces de titres rouges et oranges, (1f+XXXVI+2ff+516pp+1f),(1f+t+4ff+XVI+LXII+1f+596pp),(1f+t+3ff+LXXXI+256pp+VIII+2ff+240pp+16+1f). Ouvrage "qui présente en trois volumes: 1- la géographie de l'Indoustan, écrite en latin, dans le pays même, par le père Joseph Tieffenthaler, jésuite et missionnaire apostolique dans l'Inde; 2- des recherches historiques et chronologiques sur l'Inde, et la description des cours du Gange et du Gagra, avec une très grande carte par M. Anquetil Du Perron; 3- la carte générale de l'Inde, celles du cours du Brahmapoutre et de la navigation intérieure du Bengale, avec des mémoires relatifs à ces cartes, publiés en anglais par M. Jacques Rennell. Le tout augmenté de remarques et d'autres additions, rédigé et publié en français par M. Jean Bernoulli". Très bel ensemble malgré quelques légers défauts (minimes travaux de vers au papier et aux reliures, à peine visibles sur ces dernières; faibles rousseurs ou traces); d'habiles restaurations ont donné un certain éclat aux reliures qui n'étaient pas gravement altérées et dont le cuir ancien était conservé. Rare et précieux ouvrage pour ses renseignements et nombreuses descriptions sur l'Inde. Le père Tieffenthaler étudia plus particulièrement les moeurs, la religion et la langue des Hindous, ainsi que la géographie et l'histoire naturelle. Bien complet des 11 CARTES, 6 TABLES et 66 PLANCHES; ces dernières sont superbes, dépliantes et très contrastées. (Brunet, I, 803; Chadenat, 5198).

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        Oeuvres du Marquis de Villette

      A fine copy in contemporary red morocco and preserving the 20 samples at the end of this peculiar work, "The first book in the Western World to be entirely printed on PAPER MADE FROM PLANT FIBRES" (Lathrop Harper), "le premier livre entièrement imprimé sur papier vegetal" (Frédéric Barbier), although modern scholarship has proven it is in fact the second book printed on vegetal paper, after the Les Loisirs des bords du Loing of Léorier Delisle (1784), also extremely rare. The first attempts to print on vegetal paper were conducted in Germany by Jacob Christian Schaeffer. The production of the book occurred in Montargis, southeast of France, for Leorier Delisle At the end of this volume, we find a fascinating sample of 20 other papers at the end (marshmallow, hops, reeds, varieties of green algae, hazelwood, nettle, moss, elm bark, etc.). "Caused by the growing scarcity of linen and cotton rags, research into the possibility of using new materials for paper-making had begun early in the 18th century by such men as R. A. Ferchault de Réaumur, J. E. Guettard, Albert Seba, and, most important, Jacob Christian Schäffer. But it was Pierre Alexandre Léorier-Delisle (1744--1826), director of the Langlé paper mills near Montargis, who first made the paper for the text leaves, as well as for the supplemented specimens of a whole book from the fibres of wood bark, grasses, leaves, roots, etc... The number of the supplemented paper samples, made from a variety of other plants and imprinted with their names, varies in individual copies. 20 specimen leaves, as in the present copy, is the maximum known to have occurred anywhere. They show different tints of brown, grey and green, due to the absence of bleach. ... Soon after the appearance of this book, Delisle was accused of being nothing more than an imitator of J. Chr. Schäffer. It was decided, however, by the Académie des Sciences, in a report of November 18, 1786, signed by Berthollet, Lavoisier and Sage, "that the papers of Delisle contained almost no linen or cotton while those of Dr. Schäffer contained considerable rag fibre." (Hunter). Of considerable rarity" (Lathrop Harper, 1977, priced 2,500$). Dard Hunter, Paper-making through 18 centuries, pp. 68--71. F. Barbier, « Les Innovations techniques », Histoire de l'édition française, II, 545.

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        The history of ancient Greece, its colonies, and conquests; from the earliest accounts till the division of the Macedonian Empire in the east. Including the History of Literature, Philosophy, and the Fine Arts. In two volumes.

      London: printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell, in the Strand , MDCCLXXXVI [1786]. First Edition. Full Calf. Near Fine. First Edition. 4to in 2 volumes: xvi, 684; viii, 718, [29], [1]pp, with 2 folding maps, "The Western Division of the Grecian Colonies and Conquests" and "The Eastern Division of the Grecian Colonies and Conquests." Uniformly bound in period full tree calf, the spines divided into six compartments with gilt tooling and red and olive-green morocco lettering pieces, and with French blue silk page markers and marbled end papers. An excellent wide-margined set, the bindings tight and secure (though the boards of vol. 2 a bit bowed), pages fresh and bright, the engraved maps in rich impressions properly folded. Provenance: Julio Berzunza, with his bookplate to the front paste downs. Beginning in the 1920s, Berzunza amassed a comprehensive collection of Alexandriana, totaling nearly 1000 books, manuscripts, maps, engravings and artifacts, the basis for his landmark work, "A tentative classification of books, pamphlets, and pictures concerning Alexander the Great and the Alexander romances, from the collection of Julio Berzunza." ESTC Citation No. T99924. Gillies constructed his briefly popular narrative of classical Greek history from ancient literary sources, both histories and other genres. But the "revolution in ancient history brought about by source analysis, epigraphy, and archaeology, together with changes in literary taste, brought total oblivion to both books and their author." (ODNB)

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        Aarau. Handschrift. - Beschreibung etlicher Freyheiten, alter gebräuch und gewohnheiten, Harkommen, und anderer alten geschichten etc. so sich von vielen jahren her allhier zu Arauw zugetragen, von Zeit zu Zeit gesamlet und in dieses buch eingetragen worden, durch Johgannes Fisch, Notar. Arovia.

      um 1786, - in-Folio, Deutsche Handschrift in Tinte auf Papier, Schweiz, Ende 18 Jhd. 196 beids. beschr. Bl. Tls leicht fleckig, Auf vord. Innendeckel mehrere Besitzverm. versch. Mitglieder einer Familie STEPHANI, 18. - 19 Jhd. Enthält eine Aarauer Stadtgeschichte mit Eintr. bis zum Jahre 1786, Pergament der Zeit. Gebrauchsspuren, Schließbänder fehlen. Sammlung von historiografischen und chronikalen Texten, beginnend mit der Frühzeit der Stadt, gefolgt von Zusammenfassungen und teils Abschriften der Freiheiten der Stadt Aarau, deren Erneuerung oder Bestätigung durch Könige und Kaiser sowie verschiedenen Verträgen und Verkommnisse aus der Region. Der Autor behandelt wichtige politische und kriegerische Ereignisse im Aargau (Bauernkrieg, Villmergerkriege) mit teils umfangreichen Abschriften der Friedensverträge. Gefolgt von einem Friedensgebet 1712 sowie einem Schauspiel ?Das verwirrte aber wider hergestelte Griechenland zu einem kurtzen Schauw-Spiel vorgestellet. In dem Jahr, da das verwirret Schweitzerland wider in seine vorige Ruh und Wohlstand gesetz worden. Den 1. September Anno 1712? (Schauspiel von Johann Rudolf Nüesperli von Aarau, in Bern aufgeführt). Es folgen diverse Liedtexte und Gedichte. Danach in Form von kurzen Jahreseinträgen die Jahre von 1716 bis 1786. Mit Abschrift eines Manifests zur im Juli 1749 in der Stadt Bern aufgedeckten Verschwörung samt den Gerichtsurteilen (Henzi-Verschwörung). Alles fehlerfrei von derselben Hand in Schönschrift verfasst. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Joseph

      Fourth edition statement, illustrated with figures of 9 Marillier De l'imprimerie de Didot Aîné à Paris 1786 In-8 (11x19,5cm) 382pp. (2) relié

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        Comitatus Wertheimici, Finitimarumque Reglionum, nova et exacta descriptio, quam Generoso Et Ilustri Domino, Domino Ioanno Ludovico Volrath, Seniori Comiti in Leonstein Et Wertheim, etc. Domino in Limburg, Scharpfen-Eck, Et Breuberg, etc. Domino Suo Clementis Officiose d.d. J. Georgio Henrico Kahl, MDCC LXXXVI. J.G.H. Kahl, Sculps. Werth.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. J.G.H. Kahl in Wertheim, dat. 1786, 26 x 34,5 Bibliographisch nicht nachweisbar! Nicht bei Schuller. - Sehr seltene Karte der Grafschaft Wertheim. - Oben rechts Titelkartusche. - Am linken Rand Maßstab u. Kompaß. - Als Vorlage diente Kahl die Cantzler-Karte von 1617.

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        The trial of Mrs Ann Wood, wife of William Wood, Esq. Commissary and Pay-Master of Artillery; for adultery with Quintin Dick, Esq. merchant, of King Street, Cheapside, London; during the absence of her said husband in North America and the West-Indies, upon his Majesty's duty. Being the particulars of an adulterous intercourse for the space of several years. In which the amorous parties shewed as little attention to decency as to fidelity. The cause was tried a few days ago in the Consistorial Episcopal Court at Doctor's Commons.

      London: printed for G. Lister no.46 Old Bailey 1786 - 8vo., engraved frontispiece, (2) + 9 - 76 [i.e. 92]pp., pp.89-92 misnumbered 73-76, most leaves with largely marginal foxing, with advertisements on verso of title-page but no additional advertisement leaf, well bound in 19th/20th century half calf over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, minor wear to extremities, bookplate on front pastedown of Los Angeles Board of Law library.> First edition and apparently of great rarity. ESTC finds copies only at BL + Lambeth Palace + Niedersachsische-Staats-und Universitatsbibliothek + NYPL. An Irish (Dublin) reprint is found at the Royal Irish Academy + St. Patrick's College). A deliciously sordid adultery case with graphic descriptions by a whole string of witnesses, usually servants and domestic staff. It is a story of 'the foul crime of adultery', with stained sheets, crumpled beds, bribed servants and shameless sex. The graphic engraved frontispiece is divided into three compartments, identified as: 'Bed-Chamber Scene', 'Sopha Scene', and 'Lord Mayors Day Scene'. Ann Wood's adulterous affairs seem to have been even more reprehensible in view of her husband's absence on government service in America. The pair had originally lived in America, were married at the Presbyterian church in New York in 1763, had lived apparently in various places in New York and Pennsylvania, where Ann had produced four children. She and her children were shipped back to England in March 1778 for their own safety. She bought a house in Curzon Street, Mayfair, and the 'notorious' affair with Quintin Dick soon began. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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