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        A New Map of England & Wales, Drawn from several Surveys on the New Projection; Corrected from Astronomical Observations, and the Places marked where the Observat.ns were made. The Canals inserted in 1792 by J.Phillips.

      1792 - London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Original outline colour. Four sheets conjoined, total 1280 x 1080mm. Minor repairs to binding folds. A wall map of England and Wales, with the roads and canals marked. The elaborate title cartouche represents: the country's wealth, with sheep, fish and a chest of coins; and military & naval superiority, with a solider, sailor and a clock, the essential navigational tool.

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        The annual register of the Baptist denomination, in North-America; to the first of November, 1790 Containing an account of the churches and their constitutions, ministers, members, associations, their plan and sentiments, rule and order, proceedings and correspondence Also remarks upon practical religion

      [Philadelphia: Pr. by Thomas Dobson Small 4to. iv, 5-57, [1], 69-70 pp.. 1792] According to the OPAC at the American Antiquarian Society, this is "An abridgment of the 70 p. Philadelphia edition (Evans 26583) printed by Dobson in September 1772 [i.e., 1792]. In the present issue, the appendix relating to the Baptist churches of Great Britain (p. 58-66) has been omitted, and p. 57 has been reset. As is the case with the 70 p. issue, the first 16 p. are the same sheets as appear in the original [Richmond, April 1792] edition (Evans 26580), and were probably printed in 1791. Evans, however, postulates that the first 16 p. were printed by Dobson in September 1792. He accounts for their presence in copies of the [Richmond] edition of 60 p. by suggesting that Asplund substituted the corrected Philadelphia sheets for the unsatisfactory sheets of the earlier edition. Cf. the prefaces to the 1794 and 1796 editions, with title: The universal register of the Baptist denomination." In addition to its exhaustive account of who's who and what's where, this lists both principles of belief and "Rules of Decorum"; the latter, e.g., forbid laughing and whispering when another member of the association is speaking in assembly. Between the "Rules of Decorum" and the Index, Asplund remarks on the un-Christian "inconsistency" of "Keeping our fellow-creatures in bondage, who have as good a right was we, both to civil and religions liberty — Not only so; but misusing them, concerning common blessings, which certainly is a violation of the rights of nature and inconsistent with a republican government. Uncut copy. In 20th-century black buckram binding. Ex-library with bookplate but no other markings.

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        LA MAGIE BLANCHE DÉVOILÉE, OU EXPLICATION DES TOURS SURPRENANS QUI FONT DEPUIS PEU L'ADMIRATION DE LA CAPITALE & DE LA PROVINCE. AVEC TOUS DES RÉFLEXIONS SUR LA BAGUETTE DIVINATOIRE, LES AUTOMATES JOUEURS D'ÉCHECS, &c. &c. . . . OUVRAGE ORNÉ DE 101 FIGURES. . . TOME PREMIER [bound with:] SUPPLÉMENT. . . CONTENANT L'EXPLICATION DE PLUSIEURS TOURS NOUVEAUX, JOUÉS DEPUIS PEU À LONDRES. AVEC DES ÉCLAIRCISSEMENS SUR LES ARTIFICES DES JOUEURS DE PROFESSION, LES CADRANS SYMPATHETIQUES, LE MOUVEMENT PERPÉTUEL, LES CHEVAUX SAVANS, LES POUPÉES PARLANTES, LES AUTOMATES DANSANS, LES VENTRILOQUES, LES SABOTS ÉLASTIQUES, &c. &c. . . . TOME SECOND [bound with:] TESTAMENT DE JEROME SHARP, PROFESSEUR DE PHYSIQUE AMUSANTE; OÙ L'ON TROUVE, PARMI PLUSIEURS TOURS DE SUBTILITÉ, QU'ON PEUT EXÉCUTER SANS AUCUNE DÉPENSE, DES PRÉCEPTES & DES EXEMPLES SUR L'ART DE FAIRE D

      Paris and Liège: J. F. Desoer, 1792. Hardcover. Near fine. 1792 (first two volumes), 1793 (third volume). Three volumes in one. viii,118;[iii]-viii,270,[4];262pp., all volumes containing in-text illustrations, plus engraved frontispieces in first two volumes and frontispiece containing musical notation in third volume. Half title. Volume II folding tables not present, as usual. In French. Contemporary French half calf and marbled boards, spine ruled and stamped in gilt, gilt leather labels, edges red. Small contemporary inscriptions in half title and p. 118 of first volume. Binding mildy worn, contents clean, near fine. Early collected edition of the first published exposés of stage magic, after the first editions of 1784-1786. Henri Decremps (1746-1825) was a French lawyer, diplomat, and student of physics, mathematics, and music, best known for his authorship of the present works. Decremps published MAGIE BLANCHE DÉVOILÉE ("White Magic Unveiled") in 1784 at the height of Joseph Pinetti's fame as a conjurer in Paris, exposing his physical and mathematical "experiments" as tricks. Pinetti, who billed himself as the "Roman Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy," was a pioneering and vastly successful performer who brilliantly recast older illusions on an elegantly appointed stage as scientific demonstrations. He suffered a significant intial setback from Decremps's publication but adapted, writing his own AMUSEMENS PHYSIQUES the same year, correcting several of Decremps's mistakes and shedding his own "philosophical" narrative. As Pinetti's career recovered, Decremps continued his exposé with periodic attacks, most significantly in the SUPPLÉMENT and TESTAMENT included here. Among the feats Decremps explains in MAGIE BLANCHE and the SUPPLEMENT are the automaton chess player, divining rod, self-performing organ, learned horse, gambling tricks, and ventriloquism. The third volume, written under the pseudonym "Jerome Sharp," features "tricks of subtlety which can be performed without expense," such as the "art of composing impromtu songs." Caillet 2861-2862 (other editions). Hall, OLD CONJURING BOOKS. . . (London, 1972), pp. 156-157, 174.

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        Guida ragionata per le antichità e per le curiosità naturali di Pozzuoli e de luoghi circonvicini

      Presso Onofrio Zambraia, Napoli 1792 - Legatura in percaline avorio con titolo oro su tassello in pelle al ds. Sotto il tassello la data dell edizione ms. Ds. un po scurito.Timbretti-sold della British School of Rome sul retro del piatto anteriore e sul retro del frontis. Nel complesso ottimo esemplare. rara edizione originale. Lozzi, 3835; Cicognara, 4314. 8vo (cm. 21,5), antiporta (raffigurante il ritratto di Maria Teresa d Austria) e frontis. incisi, VI- 152 pp. con 51 tavv. f.t. di cui 4 rip. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres galantes et littéraires de Mme de Palmareze

      Chez les marchands de nouveauté 1792 - 3 tomes en un volume in-12 (85 x 132 mm), 3 ff. n. ch., 248 pp. ; 1 f. n. ch., 184 pp. ; 3 ff. n. ch., 136 pp. Demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, t. II : p. 145 déchirure en marge supérieure droite avec légers manques au texte (reliure du XIXe siècle). Rare édition de ces pièces libertines. Cette édition est la troisième recensée par Pia de cet ouvrage publié la première fois vers 1789 sous le titre Folies de la jeunesse de sir S. Peters Talassa-Aitheï et imprimé seulement à 15 exemplaires. Le troisième feuillet de chaque volume annonce un tirage limité à cent exemplaires (60 sur papier ordinaire et 40 sur papier vélin). Ce recueil rassemble de nombreuses pièces en vers et en prose écrites par Mérard de Saint-Just : poèmes libres, interprétations libertines de cantiques et un panégyrique de Marie-Madeleine. Le deuxième volume contient la pièce intitulée L'Esprit des moeurs au XVIIIe siècle ou la petite maison. Cette pièce est très libre et ne manque pas de descriptions pornographiques. C'est dans ces "petites maisons" que possédaient des courtisanes que l'on jouait ces pièces libertines qui n'auraient pu être jouées sur des scènes publiques. Un nota bene précise : On observe aux personnes qui auront envie de représenter ce drame érotique, plus difficile à jouer qu'aucun autre, parce qu'il exige nécessairement d'excellents acteurs, et qu'on n'en trouve plus guère, on observe, dis-je, qu'à volonté on abrégera les conversations pour multiplier les faits. C'est surtout par l'action que vit la comédie. Simon Pierre Mérard de Saint-Just (Paris 1749-Paris 1812) quitta sa charge de maître d'hôtel du comte de Provence et employa sa fortune à publier, toujours à très petit nombre, un grand nombre d'ouvrages, la plupart licencieux, qui sont toujours très recherchés des bibliophiles. Bon exemplaire en reliure du XIXe siècle. Gay-Lemonnyer, Bibliographie des ouvrages relatifs à l'amour, II, p. 158 ; Pia, Les Livres de l'Enfer, p. 285. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: With strictures on Political and Moral Subjects

      Boston: Printed at Boston by Peter Edes for [Isaiah] Thomas and [Ebenezer T.] Andrews, 1792. Second American edition, same year as the first and second editions. It was also translated into French that year. 340 pp. 8vo. Contemporary sheep, red morocco label. Quite rubbed, edges worn, free endpapers removed, browning, some chipping and wear of edges, erasures on half-title. Leather-tipped brown cloth open end case. Second American edition, same year as the first and second editions. It was also translated into French that year. 340 pp. 8vo. Tallyrand's new system of national education was proposed to the French Assembly in 1791. In it only males would be educated. This inspired Wolstonecraft to write this work to show the need for the education of both sexes. Wollstonecraft's theory, as defined in a letter to Tallyrand, was "built on this simple principle that, if woman be not prepared by education to become the companion of man, she will stop the progress of knowledge, for truth must be common to all." Her work was "a rational plea for a rational basis to the relation between the sexes." (PMM) "She was the first to fuse experience, intellect, and emotion to attack the sexual basis of social and religious tratidion and to bring to issue to life as a philosophically based and practical reform to be incorporated forthwith in a specific society." (Sunstein, E. "A Different Face. The Life of Mary Wollstonecraft," p. 207) This Boston edition most likely appeared shortly after the Philadelphia edition printed in the same year; among the prominent American women"s rights activists known to have read and been influenced by the Vindication are Judith Sargent Murray, Abigail Adams, and (later) Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Human Rights. Women's Rights 1792 US. Windle, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, A5d; Colby Library Quarterly p. 256; Shipton and Mooney 25054, For the first edition: PMM 242; ESTC W2450

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        Diferencia entre lo Temporal y Eterno y Crisol de desengaños

      Barcelona, en la Imprenta de los Consortes Sierra y Martí, 1792. 4to.; 516 pp., más 6 hs. sin paginar para la «Invectiva contra el favorecido desahogo en favor de la desvalida modestia». Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época.

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        Gazette nationale ou Le Moniteur universel. 1. Juillet 1792 - 31. Decembre 1792, Nr. 183 - Nr. 366 (in einem Band). Quatrieme Annee de la Liberte / L'An premier de la Republique Francaise.

      Paris L'Imprimerie du Moniteur 1792 - O-Ganzledereinband der Zeit mit Titel, Jahreszahl u. floraler Verzierung in Golddruck auf Rücken, Ecken, Kapitale und Kanten stark beschabt, Lederfehlstelle auf hinterem Deckel, Rotschnitt, Zeitungstitelblatt, Seiten etw. angestaubt, Seite 759-1592, Seite 981/82 fehlt. Vorhanden sind das "Supplement a la Gazette Nationale" zu den Nummern 187, 194, 267, 274 und 321. Größe: 46 x 30 x 5,5 cm. Gewicht: 4,8 kg. Beiliegend: "L Aviseur National, servant de Supplement au Moniteur & au Mercure Francais." Nr. 4 vom 26.12.1792 und Nr. 7 vom 29.12.1792. Festes und ordentliches Exemplar! Die "Gazette nationale" oder "Le Moniteur universel" war die wichtigste Tageszeitung der Revolutionszeit und des Empire. Die meist aus zwei Blättern bestehenden Nummern berichten zuerst aus der Aussen- und Innenpolitik, behandeln dann die Sitzungen der Convention Nationale, oftmals mit vollständigem Abdruck der Reden, und schließen mit Besprechungen von neuerschienenen Büchern, Theater- und Musikkritiken, Anzeigen, Börsennachrichten und einer Übersicht der Theateraufführungen. Der vorliegende zweite Halbjahresband des Jahres 1792 oder des ersten Jahres der Republik (hier ab 24. September) ist besonders interessant durch die Berichte vom Einmarsch der Alliierten in die Champagne, der Erstürmung der Tuilerien, der Gefangennahme der königlichen Familie, den Septembermorden und der Ausarbeitung einer neuen Verfassung durch den Nationalkonvent. 0 gr.

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        Une année de la vie du chevalier de Faublas Six semaines de la vie du chev

      A Londres& se trouve|àParis: Chez Bailly, 1792. Fine. Chez Bailly, A Londres& se trouve àParis 1792, In-12 (9,5x17cm), viij, 111pp. ; 104pp. ; 124pp. et 117pp. ; (4) 139pp. et 152pp. ; 147pp. et 120pp. ; 132pp. et 125pp. ; 132pp. et (4) ; 131pp., 6 tomes en 6 volumes reliés. - Third edition. Bound in full sheepskin blond rooted. Back smooth decorated with irons and two bee boxes to the grotesque, tail wheels. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. 6 corners bumped. Good set. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Troisième édition collective complète. Reliure en pleine basane blonde racinée. Dos lisse orné de fers à l'abeille et de deux caissons à la grotesque, roulettes en queue. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. 6 coins émoussés. Trois trous de vers en queue du tome 1. Bon ensemble, décoratif. Publié en trois parties de 1787 à 1790, La vie et les amours du chevalier de Faublas est un roman libertin (le dernier du XVIIIe siècle) contant les aventures amoureuses d'un jeune provincial installé à Paris avec son père et sa soeur. Le roman emprunte à plusieurs genres, celui de la littérature libertine avec Crébillon fils, celui de la comédie libertine avec Andréa de Nerciat, et celui du roman d'aventure ; on y distingue également une tendance à l'introspection héritée de Rousseau. On ne saurait toutefois oublier que l'oeuvre a été écrite pour dénoncer la corruption des moeurs d'avant la Révolution. Il est certain que l'ouvrage eut un beau succès et assura une fortune assez considérable à son auteur.

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        Delle antichità longobardico - milanesi illustrate con dissertazioni dai monaci della Congregazione Cistercense di Lombardia. Volume primo [ - quarto].

      nell'Imperial Monistero di S. Ambrogio Maggiore 1792-1793 4 volumi in - 4° grande (cm. 29,5), eleganti legature di poco successive in m. pergamena e angoli, nervi e filetti in oro ai dorsi, con titolo e decorazioni in oro sui tasselli; carte in ottimo stato e in barbe, con ampie testate in rame n.t. e 7 tavole illustrative in rame f.t. (di cui 6 ripiegate). Edizione originale di un'opera «assai stimata» [Lozzi 2595] e «piena di erudizione e dottrina» [Cicognara 3933] composta da 40 dissertazioni relative ai secoli di mezzo, frutto di faticosi studi su codici cistercensi inediti, specialmente di Chiaravalle e Sant'Ambrogio (qui trascritti e illustrati). La varietà degli argomenti comprende gli edifici di Milano, la coltivazione degli olivi in Lombardia, la struttura sociale dei Longobardi, le vicende monastiche, ecc.. Cfr. Predari 148; Hoepli 693. Esemplare superbo.

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        The American Apollo

      8vo. Boston: Belknap & Hall, 1792. 8vo. 38 issues of the weekly newspaper, The American Apollo. All 38 issued during 1792. Each copy separate, unbound and uncut. Housed in an elegant brown cloth clamshell box with glass cover and paper label on spine. Very good to fine. 18th century American newspapers. Volume I, Part II, Nos. 1--38. Volume I, Part I (not present here) contained the publications of the Massachusetts Historical Society. After that, it continued as The American Apollo which began publication in 1792. It was published weekly on Fridays, from January 6, 1792 through December 25, 1794. Its politics were of the Federal school, but neither ultra nor violent. Listed in COPAC and OCLC. Very rare as a collection in this condition. OCLC notes: ?A post-Revolutionary weekly octavo which presented coverage of both American and foreign current events and the U.S. Congress, as well as shipping news, vital statistics, poetry, and other miscellaneous material. Cf. American Periodicals Series Online 1740-1900.?

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        LES NOUVELLES DE MARGUERITE, REINE DE NAVARRE (HEPTAMERON FRANCAIS)

      Chez la Nouvelle Societé Typographique 1792 MARGUERITE de Navarre. Berne, Chez la Nouvelle Societé Typographique, 1792. 3 volumi in - 8°, pieno marocchino verde doviziosamente decorato in oro al dorso e sui piani, merletto interno, taglio dorato. I: xlviii, 275 pp., con antiporta e 21 tavole incise in rame f.t.; II: 308 pp., con antiporta e 25 tavole incise in rame f.t.; III: 250, (2) pp. con antiporta e 27 tavole incise in rame f.t. I frontespizi sono incisi in caratteri calligrafici, numerose testate e finaletti adornano il testo. Bellissimo esemplare racchiuso in cofanetto. Rara variante dell' edizione del 1780 - 81. Cohen - Ricci, 680 - 82: L' édition de Berne, 1792, est à peu de chose près de meme prix... Ray, The art of the Franch illustrated book 1700 to 1914, pp. 115 - 16 (n° 66): Sigismund Freudeborg (1745 - 1801) and Balthazar - Antoine Dunker (1746 - 1801)... Though its two illustrators lived much in France, they were Swiss, and in effect this is à Swiss version of the sumptuous illustrated book of the later eighteenth century...

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        Eigenh. Widmungsblatt mit U. ("v. Kl.").

      O. O., 11. IX. 1792.. 1 S. Qu.-8vo. (Wasserzeichen: Posthorn [Fragment], D & C Blauw).. Schönes Widmungsblatt für den Theologen und Geographen Anton Friedrich Büsching (1724-93), dem sie die von ihm subskribierte und soeben bei Dieterich in Berlin erschienene, selbst besorgte Ausgabe der Gedichte ihrer Mutter ("Gedichte von Anna Louisa Karschin geb. Dürbach. Nach der Dichterin Tode nebst ihrem Lebenslauff herausgegeben von ihrer Tochter C. L. v. Klenke geb. Karschin") übersendet: "An den Herrn Oberkonsistorialrath Büsching, bei Übersendung von meiner Mutter Gedichten. // Das Erste Buch davon versprach ich Dir, / Warum? weil Du, noch nicht genesen, / Es dennoch ehren willst, und lesen; / Darum empfängst Du es vor Fürsten heut von mir. / O, könnt' ich so wie dieses, Deinem Leben / Die Wirklichkeit von meinen Wünschen geben / Dann bliebst Du lange noch der Welt zum Nutzen hier." Darunter die Nachschrift: "Ew. Hochwürden verzeihen den schlechten Hefft, ich wollte nicht auf den Buchbinder warten und ließ es nur unter dem Vorwande daß ich eines zur Durchsicht brauche, heften, daher ist das Blättchen mit den Drukfehlern noch nicht eingebunden." - "[D]ie Tochter der Karschin [...] theilte alle die traurigen Schicksale ihrer Mutter bis an deren Tod, war aber auch Erbin ihres schönen Talentes geworden" (Damen Conversations Lexikon VI [1836], 152f.). - Am Seitenrand zwei Bezeichnungen der Schreiberin von etwas späterer Sammlerhand.

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        Eigenh. Bestätigung mit U. (Fragment).

      O. O., 5. III. 1792.. Ca. 240 x 65 mm.. Bestätigt des Erhalt von Gelehrtenjournalen, nämlich des "Esprit des Journaux" (02/1792), der "Deutschen Monatsschrift" (01/1792), des "Teutschen Merkur" (01/1792), der "Allgemeinen Literaturzeitung" (12/1791), der "Minerva" (02/1792, Nr. 2) sowie von Schlözers "Staatsanzeiger" (H. 65). Ausgeschnitten aus dem Kassabuch des Buchhändlers. - Der Wiener Jesuit und Schriftsteller Haschka (1749-1827) unterrichtete im Jesuitenkollegium Krems Grammatik und lebte seit der Aufhebung des Ordens 1773 in Wien als Privatsekretär bei Franz Sales von Greiner. Durch seine Freundschaft mit Michael Denis sicherte er sich als Initiator des (später von Karoline Greiner, verehel. Pichler weitergeführten) literarischen Salons im Hause Greiner eine führende Stellung im Wiener Literaturbetrieb. Haschka etablierte sich mit der von Joseph Haydn vertonten Volkshymne "Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser" (1797) als offiziöser Dichter der Restaurationsära in Österreich. 1797 wurde er Kustos an der Wiener Universitätsbibliothek, 1798 Professor der Ästhetik am Theresianum.

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        Une année de la vie du chevalier de Faublas. Six semaines de la vie du chevalier de Faublas. La fin des amours du chevalier de Faublas.

      Chez Bailly 1792 - - Chez Bailly, A Londres& se trouve àParis 1792, In-12 (9,5x17cm), viij, 111pp. ; 104pp. ; 124pp. et 117pp. ; (4) 139pp. et 152pp. ; 147pp. et 120pp. ; 132pp. et 125pp. ; 132pp. et (4) ; 131pp., 6 tomes en 6 volumes reliés. - Troisième édition collective complète. Reliure en pleine basane blonde racinée. Dos lisse orné de fers à l'abeille et de deux caissons à la grotesque, roulettes en queue. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. 6 coins émoussés. Trois trous de vers en queue du tome 1. Bon ensemble, décoratif. Publié en trois parties de 1787 à 1790, La vie et les amours du chevalier de Faublas est un roman libertin (le dernier du XVIIIe siècle) contant les aventures amoureuses d'un jeune provincial installé à Paris avec son père et sa soeur. Le roman emprunte à plusieurs genres, celui de la littérature libertine avec Crébillon fils, celui de la comédie libertine avec Andréa de Nerciat, et celui du roman d'aventure ; on y distingue également une tendance à l'introspection héritée de Rousseau. On ne saurait toutefois oublier que l'oeuvre a été écrite pour dénoncer la corruption des moeurs d'avant la Révolution. Il est certain que l'ouvrage eut un beau succès et assura une fortune assez considérable à son auteur. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Third edition. Bound in full sheepskin blond rooted. Back smooth decorated with irons and two bee boxes to the grotesque, tail wheels. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. 6 corners bumped. Good set. viij, 111pp. ; 104pp. ; 124pp. et 117pp. ; (4) 139pp. et 152pp. ; 147pp. et 120pp. ; 132pp. et 125pp. ; 132pp. et (4) ; 131pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Institutiones Juris Naturae et Gentium in Quibus ex Ipsa Hominis

      1792. Wolff Summarizes His Classic Work on International Law Wolff, Christian, Frieherr von [1679-1754]. Institutiones Juris Naturae et Gentium in Quibus ex Ipsa Hominis Natura Continuo Nexu Omnes Obligationes et Jura Omnia Deducuntur. Venice: Apud Josephum Orlandelli, 1792. [xii], 460 pp. Signatures K and L (pp. 145-176) bound in reverse order. Octavo (7-1/4" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, speckled edges. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, small chip to head of spine. Moderate toning, occasional faint dampspotting, light foxing to a few leaves, internally clean. An attractive copy. * Later edition. To quote Quincy Wright, "Christian Wolff was perhaps the most influential writer on international law of the eighteenth century. His influence flowed not only from his reputation in other fields - mathematics, philosophy and theology - from the voluminousness of his writings, from the notoriety of his philosophical controversies, but also from the logic, completeness and definiteness of his treatise on international law, first published in 1749, as the ninth volume of his Jus Naturae et Gentium [1740-1749]. A major work on its jurisprudence and basis in the law of nature, it is an important document of Enlightenment-era legal theory and an undisputed classic in its field. As Wolff recognized, it is also a rather daunting work, which prompted him to produce the Institutiones, an introductory guide and summary of his larger work. A well-received work that was soon translated into French and German, it went though several editions. All are rather scarce, however. OCLC locates 1 copy of the 1792 Venice edition in North America (at Yale Law School). Wright, American Journal of International Law 29/3 (July 1935) 552-554. This edition not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        RIGHTS OF MAN. PART THE SECOND. COMBINING PRINCIPLE AND PRACTICE

      Philadelphia: Printed by and for Messrs. Rice and Company..., 1792.. 120pp. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Scattered foxing.Very good. The first American printing of the second part of Paine's RIGHTS OF MAN. The NUC locates only two copies of this edition (NN, PPL). "On February 16, 1792 Paine published a second part to his RIGHTS OF MAN, dealing an even stronger blow for a change of government in England. While the first part of the RIGHTS OF MAN was relatively mild, due to the survival of royalty in the French Constitution, Part the Second fully developed his great political philosophy" - Gimbel. Howes lists several editions of 1792, but none printed in Philadelphia with this collation. EVANS 24653. GIMBEL 66 (ref). HOWES P32 (ref). NAIP w036436.

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        A Vindication of the Rights of Woman with strictures on political and moral subjects. Volume 1 [all published].

      J. Johnson, London 1792 - TP + [iii]-xiv = Dedication to Talleyrand + xv = Advertisement + [xvii]-xix = Contents + [1]-452, Octavo. Second Edition. 2nd Edition of the Most Revolutionary and Famous Work by a Revolutionary Woman - The Very Beginning of Modern Feminism.Published in the same year as the first edition and with identical printing and pagination. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman was written against the tumultuous background of the French Revolution and the debates that it had spawned in Britain. Wollstonecraft first entered this fray in 1790 with A Vindication of the Rights of Men, her response to Burke's Reflection on the Revolution in France (1790) in which he had criticized the many British thinkers who welcomed the early stages of the French Revolution. While they saw the revolution as analogous to Britain's own Glorious Revolution of 1688, Burke argued that the appropriate historical analogy was the English Civil War of 1642-1651 in which Charles I had lost his head. Burke viewed the French revolution as the violent overthrow of a legitimate government and in Reflections he argued that citizens do not have the right to revolt against their government because civilization is the result of social and political consensus; its traditions cannot be continually challenged - the result would be anarchy. One of the key arguments of Wollstonecraft's Rights of Men, published just six weeks after Burke's Reflections and in direct response to it, is that rights cannot be based on tradition, Rights, she argues, should be conferred because they are reasonable and just, regardless of their basis in tradition. Then in 1791, Talleyrand presented his Rapport sur l'instruction publique to the French National Assembly and it incited Wollstonecraft to pen this impassioned response defending the Rights of Woman. Talleyrand had proposed:Let us bring up women, not to aspire to advantages which the Constitution denies them, but to know and appreciate those which it guarantees them The paternal home is better for the education of women; they have less need to learn to deal with the interests of others and should accustom themselves to a calm and secluded life. Wollstonecraft flippantly dedicated the Rights of Woman to Talleyrand: "Having read with great pleasure a pamphlet which you have lately published, I dedicate this volume to you; to induce you to reconsider the subject, and maturely weigh what I have advanced respecting the rights of woman and national education." In her Rights of Men, as the title suggests, Wollstonecraft was concerned with the rights of particular men (18th-century British men) while in the Rights of Woman, she is concerned with the rights afforded to "Woman", an abstract category. She does not isolate her argument to 18th-century women or even to just British women. The first chapter of the Rights of Woman addresses the issue of natural rights and asks who has those inalienable rights and on what grounds. She answers that since natural rights are given by God, for one segment of society to deny them to another segment is a sin. The Rights of Woman thus engages not only specific events in France and in Britain but raises much larger issues that can only be dealt with from a larger and much longer perspective. The gauntlet of universal woman's rights had finally been thrown down in a way that could no longer be ignored. Contemporary marbled boards with a recent calf spine which has gilt title lettering on a black field. There is just a bit of wear to the front and back boards. With two small bookplates to the side front cover - one an armorial crest without name or writing of any kind and the other noting a more recent owner, Sarah Peter, which come with a small graphic and the notation: "Corpus Scriptorum Feminarium." The inner joints are lightly cracked but holding absolutely firmly. Overall, a very pretty copy of this immensely important (and, in the second edition, affordable) book. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Vindication of the Rights of Woman

      First Boston edition (one of two American first editions)Boston: Peter Edes for Thomas and Andrews, 1792Email us via the Bailey Books seller homepage for a technical description and additional photos. Response within 24 hours. We provide swift and professional service.

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        Picturesque Views on the River Thames. LARGE PAPER COPY

      T & J Egerton, Whitehall 1792 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, Large Paper, with engraved pictorial titles, printed titles, 53 fine sepia aquatint plates, 21 woodcut illustrations in the text and 2 full - page maps, mild dust - soiling at blank margins, some offsetting from plates to facing pages; attractively bound in early twentieth century crushed brown half morocco, brown cloth boards, back with five raised bands tooled in gilt, second and fourth compartments lettered and numbered in gilt, all other compartments ruled in gilt, a bright, firm copy. With half - titles, and errata leaf at end of each volume. The aquatint titles and plates are engraved by C. Apostool after Ireland. LARGE PAPER COPIES ARE SCARCE. Abbey: Scenery 430; Anderson, p. 38; Upcott CXLIII.

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        LA CONSTITUTION FRANCOISE, Presentee Au Roi Par l'Assemblee Nationale, Le 3 Septembre 1791 & Acceptee Le 14 Du Meme Mois

      Chez Mongie, Libraire, Au Palais-Royal, Fous Le Arcades De Bois, Paris 1792 - 12mo. 116p., half-title, bound in full calf, spine stamped in gilt, black leather spine label gilt, marbled endpapers, corners worn, spine worn with some loss at head with chipping to label. The French Constitution was the first written constitution of France. First drafted in 1789 it was finally and reluctantly accepted by King Louis XVI in September 1791.

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending An Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; A Series Of His Epistolary Correspondence And Conversations With Many Eminent Persons; And Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published. The Whole Exhibiting A View Of Literature and Literary Men in Great Britain, For Near Half A Century, During Which He Flourished. In Three Volumes (3 volumes)

      John Chambers; John Ershaw; Robert Rhames, Dublin 1792 - 536; 605; 573pp. Octavo [22 cm] Brown marbled leather with red and black gilt stamped leather title labels and double gilt ruled borders on the spines. The books are in fair and good only condition, with the front board of volume 1 detached, but present, and the text block of volume 2 completely split in two. The extremities are rubbed, there are cracks in the surface of the spines of volumes 2 and 3 that run from the head to the foot, and there are occasional cracks along the joints. There are thin losses from the leather at the ends of the spines, and the underlying boards are exposed at the corners of the covers. The title pages have a contemporary owner's name. There are sporadic cracks in the text blocks. An early printing of Boswell's famous biography, first published in 1791. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Accounts and Papers relating to Convicts on board the Hulks, and those transported to New South Wales. Ordered to be printed 10th and 26th March 1792

      London: [Government Printer], 1792. Pages a little browned at edges; otherwise a fine and large copy (edges untrimmed), in a good modern binding.. Foolscap folio, 109 pp., untrimmed and large; in dark calf, spine lettered in gilt between raised bands. One of the rarest of all First Fleet books: this was the last major publication relating to Phillip, a long and substantial parliamentary paper dating from March 1792. The collector Davidson called this work a "great rarity" and commented that a "great deal of information is not available elsewhere, and this is one of the most important of all the primary sources...".Endlessly interesting, this report prints all manner of material relating to New South Wales and transportation. The report begins with comment on the skyrocketing costs associated with the Thames hulks, including the government contracts with owners Duncan Campbell and James Bradley, details of the numbers of convicts and the work being done by them under supervision.The second major section of the book (pp. 17-28) prints letters from Phillip dated between 16 June and 29 August 1790. Excerpts from six of his letters are included, one to Nepean and the others to Grenville, on subjects such as the tragic loss of the Guardian, appealing for settlers, or discussing Norfolk Island. Phillip pays particular notice to the Hawkesbury, which will "offer some desirable situations". This section also includes a letter from Major Ross.Too much focus on Phillip, however, might distract from the great mass of other material included here, which gives a remarkably full overview of what was being planned in both Sydney and London. There are reports on conditions on board convict vessels Pitt, Kitty, Neptune, Scarborough, Surprize, and Atlantic, letters from surgeons, reports from agents, great epistles from senior government officials to Phillip and King (including one rather moving one from Dundas about the loss of the Guardian and how much that "unfortunate Disaster" must have affected the colony, a letter which also includes Dundas' barely restrained anger about conditions on board the Second Fleet), great lists of items requested by Phillip and now being sent (including almost 10,000 gallons of rum and 33,367 needles), a fascinating letter from King to Evan Nepean regarding the purchase of live stock at the Cape of Good Hope in July 1791 (including 62 sheep and 200 fruit trees), and much else besides. Of signal interest is the five-page "Remarks and Statement of the Proceedings of Donald Trail, Master of the Neptune, during his Passage to Port Jackson" (pp.73-77), one of the earliest major published narratives of life on board a convict vessel. The Neptune was one of the horror ships of the Second Fleet, and Trail's report certainly makes for grim reading, with reports of malignant fevers and numberless deaths: "The Convicts that died in Stoke's Bay", he writes at one point, "were always sunk with Ballast brought from the Shore, except One Day, when it blew too hard to send a Boat from the Ship, and then the Body was sunk with Coals."

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        Chart of the Coast Between Botany Bay and Broken Bay

      London: John Stockdale, 1792. A little toning and browning, folded to quarto size, now preserved as a flat sheet.. Engraved chart, 720 x 400 mm. Important early colonial map of the coastline of New South Wales, a direct result of searching for alternate settlement sites within easy sailing distance from Sydney Cove. John Hunter and William Bradley undertook surveys of Broken Bay and Botany Bay and the coastline that linked them; the result being this fine sounding chart of all three harbours. This map was originally published to accompany Hunter's great early settlement account titled An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island (1793).

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        Partie Meridionale De Moscovie Dressée par G. De L'Isle Rectifié & Augmente. Chez Ian Barend Elwe. A Amsterdam.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Jan Barend Elwe in Amsterdam, 1792, 42 x 55,5 Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, S. 105 f., El 2. - Zeigt Russland zwischen dem Dnjeprflußlauf im Westen u. der Wolga im Osten. - Mittig Woronesch. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste. - Unten links Kartusche mit Meilenzeiger. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        A Map of all those Parts of the Territory of New South Wales which have been seen by any Person belonging to the Settlement established at Port Jackson, in the said Territory

      London: John Stockdale, 1792. Some browning and old folds, localised fault to lower margin expertly repaired; good condition overall.. Engraved chart measuring 415 x 548 mm. Important early map of the colony showing both coastal surveys and the extent of inland exploration attempted during the first three years of settlement. William Dawes is remembered as one of the most talented and humane officers of the First Fleet. A professional officer of the Royal Marines, Dawes volunteered for service in New South Wales, a decision in part motivated by a keen interest in the astronomy of the southern skies. He had already distinguished himself as an observer and astronomer, and came to New South Wales on the recommendation of the Astronomer Royal Nevil Maskelyne, charged with observation of a comet expected to arrive in 1788.Ultimately, Dawes career in New South Wales was cut short by a conflict with Governor Arthur Phillip who ordered a violent reprisal against Aborigines who had wounded a convict serving as his gamekeeper. Dawes was an unwilling participant in the sad affair, and was critical of Phillip so that continued service in the colony became unworkable. Dawes later served as Governor of Sierra Leone and worked tirelessly against slavery in the region.Dawes was active as an engineer, surveyor, and explorer. Much of his ambition is reflected in this map, marked with the course of the Hawkesbury-Nepean river system, the extent of the Cumberland plain, and mountains to the interior. Interestingly, this map is marked with the projected routes of several journeys intended for 1791, not all of which eventuated.The map bears an engraved dedication from Dawes to Captain Twiss of the Royal Engineers dated March 1791, although it was not engraved and printed in London until September of the following year. It was included in John Hunter's Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson, published by John Stockdale in 1793.

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        A JOURNEY THROUGH SPAIN IN THE YEARS 1786 AND 1787; WITH PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE AGRICULTURE, MANUFACTURES, COMMERCE, POPULATION, TAXES, AND REVENUE OF THAT COUNTRY; AND REMARKS IN PASSING THROUGH A PART OF FRANCE.

      1792 - London, printed for C. Dilly, three volumes, second edition, ppviii + 402 + (v); iv + 443 + (viii); iv + 356 + (xii), black and white map and 9 engraved plates complete, full tree calf. Slightly rubbed, hinges a little weak, otherwise very good.

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        Berichte an das Zaarische Cabinet in Moscau, von seinem Gesandtschafts-Posten bey August II. Könige von Polen; nebst Erklärung der chiffrirten Briefe, erläuternden Anmerkungen, Nachrichten von seinem Leben und andern hieher gehörtgen Betrachtungen.

      Berlin, Matzdorf 1792 - 1797.. 3 Tle. in 3 Bänden. Mit 2 gefalt. Tabellen. XXXVIII, 1 Bl., 424 S.; VIII, 389 S.; 343 S., 2 Bll. HLdr. um 1860.. ABD XXV, 225; Recke-Napiersky I, 152. - Herausgegeben von Johann Bernoulli. - Der livländische und sächsische Staatsmann Johann Reinhold von Patkul (1660-1707) gilt als Verteidiger der Landesrechte Livlands und Anstoßgeber des Großen Nordischen Krieges. - Die Bände jeweils mit einem Exlibris der Gesellschaft für Geschichte und Altertumskunde der Ostseeprovinzen Russlands in Riga. Mehrfach gestempelt. Etwas berieben.

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        Travels through Arabia, and other countries in the East [...]. Translated into English by Robert Heron. With notes by the translator [...].

      Edinburgh, printed for R. Morison and son, Perth; G. Mudie, Edinburgh; and T. Vernor, London, 1792.. 2 volumes. 8vo in 4s. With 10 full-page plates and 3 folding maps: of Yemen (605 x 400 mm), the Red Sea (785 x 230 mm) and the Persian Gulf (250 x 310 mm). XX, "454" [= 408], [2]; XII, "439" [= 437] [3 blank] pp. Early 19th-century gold-tooled sheepskin (decorated in a so-called "tree marbled" pattern), Stormont marbled endpapers.. First edition in English of Niebuhr's excellent account of his travels in the Middle East, Egypt, Persia, India and Arabia, the first scientific expedition to this area, subsidised by the Danish king. Of the five scientists, Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815) was the sole survivor, and his work represents an important contribution to the study of the Middle East. The maps Niebuhr drew in the course of the expedition were remarkably detailed and accurate. Indeed, his map of Yemen was the first exact map of the area ever, remaining the standard for the next 200 years. The volumes include authentic descriptions of life and customs in Yemen, Oman and elsewhere, with detailed descriptions of Mecca and Medina, Sana'a and Mocha as well as several references to coffee and coffeehouses. The first volume was adapted from Niebuhr's Reisebeschreibung nach Arabien (1774) and the second from his Beschreibung von Arabien (1772). Each volume with modern bookplate on pastedown. In good condition with some browning and soiling, and each map with a small tear. The bindings show some light wear, with the spine-label of the first volume slightly damaged, otherwise also in very good condition. English edition of a reliable and influential account of Arabia. - ESTC T51605. Howgego, to 1800, N24. Hünersdorff, p. 1081. Weber II, 550. Cf. Atabey 873-874 (other eds). Hamilton 48 (French edition).

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        Institutiones Juris Naturae et Gentium in Quibus ex Ipsa Hominis...

      1792. Wolff Summarizes His Classic Work on International Law Wolff, Christian, Frieherr von [1679-1754]. Institutiones Juris Naturae et Gentium in Quibus ex Ipsa Hominis Natura Continuo Nexu Omnes Obligationes et Jura Omnia Deducuntur. Venice: Apud Josephum Orlandelli, 1792. [xii], 460 pp. Signatures K and L (pp. 145-176) bound in reverse order. Octavo (7-1/4" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, speckled edges. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, small chip to head of spine. Moderate toning, occasional faint dampspotting, light foxing to a few leaves, internally clean. An attractive copy. * Later edition. To quote Quincy Wright, "Christian Wolff was perhaps the most influential writer on international law of the eighteenth century. His influence flowed not only from his reputation in other fields - mathematics, philosophy and theology - from the voluminousness of his writings, from the notoriety of his philosophical controversies, but also from the logic, completeness and definiteness of his treatise on international law, first published in 1749, as the ninth volume of his Jus Naturae et Gentium [1740-1749]. A major work on its jurisprudence and basis in the law of nature, it is an important document of Enlightenment-era legal theory and an undisputed classic in its field. As Wolff recognized, it is also a rather daunting work, which prompted him to produce the Institutiones, an introductory guide and summary of his larger work. A well-received work that was soon translated into French and German, it went though several editions. All are rather scarce, however. OCLC locates 1 copy of the 1792 Venice edition in North America (at Yale Law School). Wright, American Journal of International Law 29/3 (July 1935) 552-554. This edition not in the British Museum Catalogue..

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        Popular Observations on Apparent Death from Drowning, Suffocation, &c. With an account of the means to be employed for recovery. Drawn up at the desire of the Northamptonshire Preservative Society: by James Curry, M.D. Member of the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh, and Physician to the Northampton Hospital

      Northampton: Printed by T. Dicey and Co., 1792. First edition, x, 113, [1]pp., one engraved folding plate, text lightly foxed, new endpapers, recent half calf, spine gilt. "Dr. Curry combines current ideas with a lucid style, and gives an excellent summary of current resuscitation concepts."—American Society of Anesthesiologists exhibition, 58. Wellcome II, p. 420.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Rome, 18. XI. 1792. - 4to. 2 pp. on bifolium. To Christoph Martin Wieland in Weimar, who had asked her for illustrations: Kauffmann's only known letter to Wieland, long considered lost. "Hochgeehrtester Herr und Freund / Herr Haigelin übergab mier vor einigen tagen Dero mier ohnverhoffte schätzbahreste zeillen aber mier fehlen worte alles das höffliche und freundliche zu antworten welches Sie mier durch diese zu sagen belieben. Nemmen Sie hiemit meinen besten dank vor alles - besonders vor Dero gewogenheit gegen mich in güte auf. - Die zeichnung betreffend werde ich mit freuden suchen Ihnen zu dienen, schon seit einigen Jahren ist mier Oberon, das vortreffliche gedicht bekannt; und verschiedne mahl - auch jedesmahl habe ich es mit vergnügen gelesen, es ist reich von gedancken und bilder. - Nun bitte ich Sie mein geehrtester Freund deuten Sie mier einige stellen darin aus die Sie möchten gezeichnet sehen, aus denen ich hernach mahlen werde, so bin ich dann gewiß in meiner wahl nicht zu fehlen. - Noch eine bitte hab ich an Sie, bei nächster, und bei allen gelegenheiten, mich der Gnädigsten Herzogin demüthigst zu füßen zu legen. Unvergäßlich ist mier die zeit meines aufenthalts dieser Gnädigen Fürstin in meiner nähe. So glückliche zeiten werde ich nicht mehr sehen. - Mich freut recht sehr daß Sie mit dem bild so ich von der Ehre würdigen Fürstin gemacht zufrieden sind. Es ware mein sinn und wunsch, wenigstens in meinem werke einigen beweiß meiner danckbarkeit zu geben vor die so viele genoßene gnaden [.]". - Duchess Anna Amalia of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach had travelled Italy between 1788 and 1790; she had been Kauffmann's neighbor in Rome. It was through her intermediation that Wieland wrote to Kauffmann on 6 September 1792, asking her for "one or two" drawings for his "Oberon", to be published in his Collected Works. While Maierhofer (A. K., Gesammelte Briefe [Lengwil 2001]) maintained that nothing was known of an answer to this request (cf. p. 432), the present letter shows that the artist was most happy to collaborate on the project. Nothing was to come of all this: although Wieland's publisher Göschen duly suggested two subjects for Kauffmann, the illustrator Johann Heinrich Ramberg threatened to withdraw his efforts if any other artists were employed. - Provenance: collection of Count Victor Wimpffen, Rome, in 1900. In July of that year, Eduard Fischer von Röslerstamm obtained permission for the Graz scholar Bernhard Seuffert to copy the letter; this copy, now in the Wieland-Museum in Biberach, served as the basis for the text published by the critical edition. Perfectly preserved. Wielands Briefwechsel (ed. S. Scheibe), vol. 11, no. 359 ("location unknown").

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        Histoire de Gérard de Nevers et de la belle Euriant sa mie

      New illustrated edition of 3 boards (4) of Moreau.Contemporary binding in full red morocco. Smooth spine tooled with fillets, friezes and gilded florets. Golden Roulette coaching boards. Gilt rolls on the cuts and caps. All edges gilt. Back a little past, otherwise very nice copy. De l'imprimerie de Didot Jeune Paris 1792 in-18 (8,5x13,5cm) (4) 247pp. relié

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        Tratado del real derecho de las medias-anatas seculares y del servicio de lanzas a que estan obligados Los Tirulos De Castilla. Origen Historico De Este Juzgado en el reyno del Peru. Reglas con que se administran estos ramos en ambas Americas, conformes en la mayor parte a las que estan prescritas en Espana para su adeudo y recaudacion. Con tres apendices: 1. Catalogo alfabetico de los titulos existentes en aquel Vireynato, sus creaciones respectivas y actuales poseedores. 2. Reglas generales de media-anata insertas an la Real Cedula de 3 de julio de 1664. 3. Reals Ordenes y Cedulas que se han expedido para el mejor regimen y gobierno de ambos derechos.

      Madrid Benito Cano 1792 - Encuadernacion original en pergamino con defectos, taco por parte separado de la encuadernacion, titulo y la primera pagina con dobladuras en el borde y pequeno agujero restaurado sin perdidad de letras con nombre en tinta "Ramon Vargas Rabqual", Prologo (10 p.), Indice (4 p.), 250 paginas con una tabla "Estado de los valores atesorados en las Reales Caxas . 1778 - 1787 . Diego de la Vega", algunas paginas con manchas en el borde, faltan las paginas 177 - 180 y 251 - 252 del Indice, 4°. 7700 gr.

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        Della prescrizione de' diritti feudali di Giuseppe Muscari

      Presso Gaetano Raimondi, Napoli 1792 - In 8, pp. X + (2) + 160. P. pg. coeva fr. a secco a i piatti Manc. al d . e al p. ant. Edizione originale di questo raro saggio dedicato ai soprusi da parte dei feudatari nel Regno delle Due Sicilie. In effetti, dopo il terribile terremoto del 1783, che colpi' in particolare le Calabrie, Ferdinando IV chiese ai baroni di alleggerire la pressione contro le priovincie devastate. Purtroppo 'la voce del re non fu efficace per iscuotere gli infelici abitatori dei feudi. Comunita' con iscandalosa noncuranza si tecquero ed altre si prestarono all'oppposto ad istabilire le usurpazioni antiche e la loro oppressione.'. Anche Filangeri e Pagano ed altri pensatori illuministi, Âsi occuparono di questo annoso problema, causa tra le principali dello stato di arretratezza economica del Sud. Italia. De Angelis, Politica e giurisdizione. p. 132. ITA

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        A Topographical Survey of the Great Road from London to Bath and Bristol. With Historical and Descriptive Accounts of the Country, Towns, Villages, and Gentlemen's Seats on and adjacent to it; Illustrated by Perspective Views of the Most Select and Picturesque Scenery. To which is added a correct map of the country three miles on each side of the road... (2 Volumes complete)

      London: The Author, 1792. First edition.. Hardcover. 8vo. (9.25 x 6 inches). pp.xv, 154; vii, (i), 190. 11 maps, mostly folding and 65 aquatint plates in sepia (plates offset, lacks half-titles). Contemporary brown speckled calf gilt. Gilt title label to Volume I is a restoration, tooled in a slightly larger type face to volume II. Marbled endpapers. Bookplates of Joseph Neeld to front pastedowns. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A handsome set in 2 volumes. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Oeuvres complètes. Tome premier. (e Tome trente-quatrième )

      Sanson 1792 (salvo l ultimo vol.di una tiratura anteriore: 1789 de l Impr. de la S.té littéraire typographique), Paris - Legature ottocentesche in mz. pelle con fregi, fili, titolo e numerazione in oro ai dorsi. Buono stato di conservazione. 12mo (cm. 14), 34 Voll. Opera completa contenente: Politique, Discours sur le fondement de l inégalité, Discours sur l économie politique, Du contrat social, Gouvernement de Pologne, La nouvelle Héloise, L Emile, Mélanges, Lettre à de Beaumont, à d Alembert, Lettres écrites de la montagne, Discours sur la vérité la plus nécessaire, lettres, traductions, Botanique, Théâtre, Musique, Dictionnaire de Musique, Confessions, Divers (in maggioranza Correspondances). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Primitiae Florae Salisburgensis cum Dissertatione Praevia De Discrimine Plantarum ab Animalibus

      Engraved frontis. silhouette port. of Baron von Moll & two folding engraved plates. xvi, 240 pp. 8vo, paper-backed boards (minor foxing), uncut. Frankfurt am Main: Varrentrapp & Wenner, 1792. First edition. Schrank (1747-1835), professor of botany and agronomy at Ingolstadt, was appointed the first director of the botanical garden at Munich in 1809, a post which he continued to hold until 1832. In this scarce book, Schrank describes the flora found in the area surrounding Salzburg. Fine copy. Label on spine of the Schloss Dyck library. ❧ Pritzel 8385. Stafleu & Cowan 11108. .

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        A Voyage to the South Sea, undertaken by command of His Majesty, for the purpose of conveying the bread-fruit tree to the West Indies, in His Majesty's Ship the Bounty including an account of the mutiny on board the said ship, and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew

      London: George Nicol, 1792. First edition. Frontispiece portrait, 7 engraved charts, plates and plans (5 folding). [x], 264 pp. Uncut in original boards, rebacked in calf, loan slip for the Salisbury Reading Society with the names of the members printed and added in manuscript together with inked dates of borrowing from August 10th 1792, some offsetting to plates. First edition. Frontispiece portrait, 7 engraved charts, plates and plans (5 folding). [x], 264 pp. A noteworthy copy of the first edition of the full official narrative of Bligh's voyage in the Bounty, the mutiny, and the subsequent open-boat voyage: one of the most famous stories in the history of the sea. At the time of publication Bligh was on his second breadfruit voyage, and the work was edited for the press by James Burney, with the assistance of Sir Joseph Banks, both of whom had also sailed with Cook. This gives the full account of the voyage, including a slightly altered version of Bligh's account of the mutiny, which had been separately published two years earlier, in some haste as Bligh notes here, "for the purpose of communicating early information concerning an event which had attracted the public notice: and being drawn up in a hasty manner, it required many corrections." The Bounty mutiny and its ramifications would haunt Bligh always, although his reputation was also forever redeemed by the epic open-boat voyage of 4000 miles across the Pacific. One of the most famous of all feats of seamanship, it was also notable for the coastal discoveries made almost accidentally in the course of the desperate voyage. Bligh's description here is accompanied by his important engraved chart of discoveries made on the coast of present-day Queensland. His achievement in charting large sections of the coast under conditions of terrible hardship partly completed the work of Cook himself on the Australian east coast. Bligh was justifiably proud of his achievements in mapping and charting during his travails, and each of the printed charts features his name prominently: the sketch of Matavai Bay in Tahiti even features his signature in facsimile (particularly notable given Bligh's fury that his work on the charts of Cook's third voyage was not recognised). This is a remarkable copy of this great book, in original condition in its papered boards binding from the publisher, with the addition of A remarkable copy of this great book, in original condition in its publisher's papered boards, with a calf leather spine. The printed slip pasted to the front cover lists the names of the ten members of a small reading group in Salisbury, a provincial market town in southern England (two further names are crossed out: deceased or moved away?). A further slip pasted to the lower cover lists another fourteen members of the group. The loans of the book to the individual readers date from August to December in the year of publication with a couple on the following January 1793: the fact that it was quickly read by at least the members with dates noted is testament to the popular interest in Bligh's story. The list of readers would not look out of place in a novel by Jane Austen. Such clear evidence of readership of 18th century books is of great interest. Hill, 135; Sabin, 5910; Ferguson, 125; Wantrup, 62a; O'Reilly-Reitman, 550

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Rom, 18. XI. 1792.. 2 SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. 4to.. An Christoph Martin Wieland in Weimar, der sie um Illustrationen gebeten hatte: das einzige bekannte Schreiben Kauffmanns an Wieland, zuletzt als verschollen geführt. "Hochgeehrtester Herr und Freund / Herr Haigelin [d. i. der aus Stuttgart gebürtige dänische Konsul in Neapel, Christian Heigelin] übergab mier vor einigen tagen Dero mier ohnverhoffte schätzbahreste zeillen aber mier fehlen worte alles das höffliche und freundliche zu antworten welches Sie mier durch diese zu sagen belieben. Nemmen Sie hiemit meinen besten dank vor alles - besonders vor Dero gewogenheit gegen mich in güte auf. - Die zeichnung betreffend werde ich mit freuden suchen Ihnen zu dienen, schon seit einigen Jahren ist mier Oberon, das vortreffliche gedicht bekannt; und verschiedne mahl - auch jedesmahl habe ich es mit vergnügen gelesen, es ist reich von gedancken und bilder. - Nun bitte ich Sie mein geehrtester Freund deuten Sie mier einige stellen darin aus die Sie möchten gezeichnet sehen, aus denen ich hernach mahlen werde, so bin ich dann gewiß in meiner wahl nicht zu fehlen. - Noch eine bitte hab ich an Sie, bei nächster, und bei allen gelegenheiten, mich der Gnädigsten Herzogin [d i. Anna Amalia von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach] demüthigst zu füßen zu legen. Unvergäßlich ist mier die zeit meines aufenthalts dieser Gnädigen Fürstin in meiner nähe. So glückliche zeiten werde ich nicht mehr sehen. - Mich freut recht sehr daß Sie mit dem bild so ich von der Ehre würdigen Fürstin gemacht zufrieden sind. Es ware mein sinn und wunsch, wenigstens in meinem werke einigen beweiß meiner danckbarkeit zu geben vor die so viele genoßene gnaden [...]". - Herzogin Anna Amalia hatte von Sommer 1788 bis Sommer 1790 Italien bereist; in Rom war sie Nachbarin Kauffmanns gewesen. Über ihre Vermittlung nahm Wieland in einem Brief vom 6. September 1792 Kontakt mit Kauffmann auf und bat sie um "eine oder zwei" Zeichnungen zum "Oberon" für seine "Sämmtlichen Werke". Entgegen der Auffassung Maierhofers (A. K., Gesammelte Briefe [Lengwil 2001]), eine "briefliche Antwort Kauffmanns [sei] nicht überliefert" (S. 432), äußert die Künstlerin hier ihre freudige Bereitschaft zur Mitarbeit an diesem Projekt. Zustandekommen sollte es dennoch nicht: Obwohl Göschen noch Mitte Jänner 1793 "2 Sujets" für Kauffmann vorschlug, weigerte sich der Illustrator Johann Heinrich Ramberg, sich an der Ausgabe zu beteiligen, falls neben ihm noch andere Künstler daran mitwirkten. - Provenienz: Im Jahre 1900 in der Autographensammlung des Grafen Victor Wimpffen, Rom. Im Juli des Jahres fertigte der Grazer Germanist Bernhard Seuffert über Vermittlung Eduard Fischer von Röslerstamms eine Abschrift an, die heute im Wieland-Museum Biberach liegt und auch der kritischen Werk- und Briefausgabe als Textgrundlage diente. Tadellos erhalten. - Wielands Briefwechsel (Hg. v. S. Scheibe), Bd. 11, Nr. 359 ("Verbleib unbekannt").

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        Dramatisk og Litterarisk Tillaeg [til Morgenposten].

      . No. 1-34. Kbhvn. [Det udkomne]. Kbhvn.: Poulsen 1792-1793. 270 + [2] + [2] s. Rent eksemplar indbundet i et samtidigt halvlaederbind med farvet skindtitelfelt og rig gulddekoration pa ryggen. * Yderst sjaelden. Udkom som tillaeg til "Morgenposten". Bibl. Dan. IV, 608..

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        Oeuvres d'Helvétius

      Paris: Jean Servières|& Jean-François Bastien, 1792. Fine. Jean Servières & Jean-François Bastien, Paris 1792, in-8 (12,5x19,8cm), (4) XXIV, 446 pp. et (4) XII, 419 pp. et (4) XIV, VIII, 349 pp. et (4) XII, 316 pp. et (4), 5 volumes reliés. - New edition of the works of Helvetius. Antique bindings sheepskin. spine smooth friezes and gilded finials as well as parts of title and volume number of red morocco. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition des Oeuvres d'Helvétius.  Reliures d'époque en pleine basane. Dos lisses ornés de frises et fleurons dorés ainsi que de pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge. Frise dorée de postes grecques dans l'encadrement des plats. filet doré sur les coupes et les coiffes. 

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        Cronica serafica y apostolica del Colegio de Propaganda Fide de la Santa Cruz de Queretaro

      Mexico City: Felipe de Zuniga y Ontiveros, 1792. First edition. Large folio, 30 x 21 cm, pp [20], 605, [8]. Arricivita is an important source on the history of Texas and Arizona, which were both served by the Franciscan misionary efforts deriving from this "college" at Queretaro. Included is a life of Fr. Antonio Margil who was being considered for beatification at the time of the book's writing. There are also long descriptions of the work of Fathers Francisco Hidalgo and Francisco Garces in the Southwest missions, as well as much on the Sonoran missions. Howes B337 lists is as "a major source on the early southwest." Arricivita takes up where Espinosa's Chronica Apostolica left off, which explains the "Segunda Parte" on the title page, and a later volume by another author picks up where Arricivita left off. It is a rare book: except for this copy, it hasn't appeared at auction since 1994. This copy is from the library of the noted Mexicanist Michael Mathes, with his inconspicuous stamp on verso of title page. Contemporary vellum binding, title in old ink on spine. The first few leaves have been expertly repaired, at the bottom, not affecting text and barely noticeable;otherwise a fresh, clean copy in an excellent binding from the period.

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        Collections for an History of Sandwich in Kent with Notices of the Other Cinque Ports and Members, and of Richborough

      Printed for the Author By Simmons, Kirkby and Jones, Canterbury 1792 - (10) viii, 877pp+6. Two parts bound in one volume as requested in the introduction to the preliminary list of subscribers. Includes also the second and full list of subscribers. All plates present, two only of which misplaced in the binding. A remarkably clean copy with only nominal light foxing to some of the plates.Relatively modern speckled calf and marbled boards by Atkinsons of Salisbury. A first class and complete copy. Included at no extra cost the Foyles receipt showing the sale price in July 1949. Size: 282x220mm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Della Specola Astronomica de' Regi Studi di Palermo. Palermo, Reale Stamperia, 1792-1794[with:] Praecipuarium Stellarum Inerrantium positiones mediae ineunte seculo XIX ex observationibus habitis in Speculo Panormitana ab anno 1792 ad annum 1802

      Palermo, Reale Stamperia, 1803 1792-1803 - 2 vols in three, folio (350 x 238 mm), I: 5 parts in 2 vols, pp xxxii 240, with four folding engraved plates; viii 232; II: pp xl [704] [2, blank] 76, with engraved vignette featuring a medallion of Ferdinand III and of the Observatory on title and engraved headpiece of the Ramsden circle; together three volumes, fine, clean copies uniformly bound in fine contemporary mottled calf, gilt fillets on sides, spines gilt with red and green morocco labels, slight loss to head of one spine. £8500First editions of two major works of Piazzi. The first is his account of the Palermo Observatory, which he established, along with a series of observations. It includes his description of the astronomical instruments he had commissioned and assembled, the most famous of which was Ramsden's vertical circle, illustrated in the plates in the first volume. '|Another large theodolite-type instrument was the 5-foot vertical circle which Ramsden made for Piazzi's new observatory at Palermo. Both Ramsden and Piazzi worked at this instrument, twice abandoned before its completion in August, 1789. The horizontal circle gave readings in azimuth read by a micrometer microscope, and the vertical, readings in altitude by two diametrically opposed microscopes. The divisions on the circles were illuminated by an inclined silver mirror fixed to each microscope, and the wires in the telescope eyepiece by transmitting light from a small instrument through the hollow tube-axis - two Ramsden innovations. This instrument, the finest complete circle hitherto made, formed the basis of Piazzi's astronomical work. With it, he catalogued nearly 8000 stars, compiled a valuable table of refractions, and attempted to measure the parallax of several bright stars. The great labour involved in the catalogue is the more remarkable when we consider that each star was observed several times before its position was decided' (King, History of the telescope, pp 166-8, with the circle illustrated).Summoned in 1780 by the viceroy of Sicily to fill the chair of higher mathematics at the Academy of Palermo, Piazzi was encouraged to establish an astronomical observatory, 'and toward the end of the 1780s Piazzi went to England in order to obtain the best possible equipment.'In England, Piazzi met Maskelyne, William Herschel, and Ramsden. The most important result of Piazzi's English visit. was the great five-foot vertical circle, a masterpiece of eighteenth-century technology, that he commissioned from Ramsden. It was installed in the new observatory in the Santa Ninfa tower of the royal palace of Palermo in 1789, and is still preserved there. The Palermo observatory opened in 1790, and Piazzi was appointed its director, a post that he retained for most of the rest of his life.'Having returned to Palermo, Piazzi took up the problem of the precise determination of the astronomical coordinates (direct ascension and declination) of the principal stars. Palermo was then the southernmost European observatory, and the favorable climatic conditions that it provided allowed him to study more stars than had been previously catalogued, with a greater degree of accuracy' (DSB). These observations led him to the discovery, on January 1, 1801, of the planet Ceres.All bibliographies consulted record only the two volumes (five parts) of the Specola Astronomica as above. However, a further sixth part of observations, paginated [iv] 80, was published in 1806. It is exceptionally rare, and OCLC records only the National Library of Scotland.The Praecipuarium Stellarum Inerrantium is Piazzi's masterwork. 'In 1792 Piazzi returned to making precise determinations of the coordinates of the fixed stars. After ten years of intense and fatiguing work, he published, at Palermo, in 1803, a catalog of the medial positions of 6,748 stars, under the title Praecipuarium Stellarum Inerrantium. This catalog was more accurate than any of its predecessors; Zach pronounced it epochal, and the Institut de France awarded it

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        Discours prononçés par feu en l'Academie de dessein d'Amsterdam sur le moyen de representer d'une maniere sùre les diverses passions qui se manifestent sur le visage sur l'etonnante confomité qui existe entre les quadrupedes les oiseaux les poissons et l'homme et enfin sur le beau phisique segue :Dissertation sur les variétés naturelles qui caractérisent la physionomie des hommes des divers climats et des differens ages suivie de reflexions sur la beauté particulierement sur celle de la tete.

      Wild et Altheer,, Utrecht, 1792 - Due opere in un volume in-4° (cm 27), ritratto inciso dell'autore in antiporta, pp. (2), VIII, 107, 11 tavole incise rip., 168, 11 tavole incise rip., legatura in piena pelle con fregi e titolo in oro al dorso. Cuffia superiore restaurata, lieve gora di umidità all'angolo inferiore interno. Pierre Camper (Leyda1722-1789), anatomista olandese veniva considerato uno dei più famosi scienziati dell'Europa occidentale, possedeva una mente enciclopedica, ed è considerato un pioniere e uno dei padri dell'antropometria grazie all'utilizzo che fece dell'angolo facciale in anatomia comparativa, collegandolo anche all'ideale di bellezza nella rappresentazione umana in età classica. L'angolo facciale misurato per la prima volta da Camper viene utilizzato per mettere in evidenza le differenze tra l'uomo e gli altri Primati (scimmie e proscimmie) e tra i differenti gruppi umani. Si trovano precise strutture matematiche del cranio, ancora oggi utili in chirurgia plastica. In seguito le sue teorie sono state utilizzate da alcuni per fini razzisti. Nell'ultima parte della seconda opera si trova la dissertazione sulla migliore forma di scarpa dove per la prima volta viene spiegata la deformità del piede causata dalle scarpe con un dettagliato studio anatomico del piede e delle sue arcate ove vengono illustrate molte delle distorsioni causate dalla scarpa a punta, scarpe strette, ecc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An address to the right reverend the prelates of England and Wales, on the subject of the slave trade

      London: J. Parsons 8vo (19 cm, 7.5"). 15, [1 (blank)] pp.. 1792 First edition of this uncommon call to civic and Christian virtue, attributed to Sir George Harrison. The author passionately condemns the slave trade, and urges the Church establishment to "interpose the crozier of peace and brotherly kindness between the innocent inhabitants of Africa, and the merciless ruffians of Europe" (p. 6); the question of the treatment of slaves on American plantations is alluded to but not directly addressed. Marbled paper–covered boards, old-style, front cover with printed paper label. Pages skillfully reinforced at inner margins; clean throughout.

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