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        Fables Choisies Mises en Vers

      ausanne- Lacombe 1792 - This is an illustrated four volume set of collected fables. Complete in four volumes. Published in French. Jean de La Fontaine was the most famous French fabulists and of of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is best known for his Fables, which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe. La Fontaine's Fables were issued ins several volumes from 1668 to 1694 and are collected as selected works with numerous illustrations to each volume. Condition: Rebacked in full calf bindings. Externally, very smart with just some minor shelfwear and handling marks. Previous owner label to front pastedown of each volume. Internally, firmly bound. Pages spotted throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke

      J Dodsley. FC and J Rivington 1792. 1st ed, 1792, 8 vols. In full tree calf, 27.5 * 21 cms. Spines have been relaid, modern morocco labels, gilt tooling and titles, occasional spotting and edge browning. Vol 1 contains a note in the hand of Sir James Mackintosh with regard to some MSS notes he copied from the Rt Hon Richard Fitzpatrick's copy of The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke, which he had been shown by the poet Samuel Rogers at Holland House in 1813. Mackintosh was a noted author and political figure with Burke and initially opposed him, then supported him and then changed again. Who knows, it could have been this book that influenced those decisions!! Vol 1, (collected in 3 vols), 1792, [4], (*1), (*62-64*), [2], 3-580 pp, bookplate of John Jones to epd, Mackintosh note p 63, occasional learned contemp marginal ink notes, new upper board, tear to tp repaired, new fpd, 1 repaired page edge. Deals with: A vindication of natural society in a letter to Lord ****. A Philosophical Enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and beautiful. A Short account of a late short Administration. Observations on a Publication, intituled The Present State of the Nation. Thoughts on the cause of the present Discontent. Speech on American Taxation. Vol 2, [4], 3-655 pp, bookplate to fpd (Sir James Mackintosh) & to epd (John Jones), new fep, small paper edge repair to 1 leaf, ink margin notes. Contains: Burkes speech in Bristol 1774, Speech at Poll, Speech on reconciliation with the colonies, Letter to the Sherrifs of Bristol on the affairs of America 1777, Letters of affairs of Ireland, Speech on the East India Bill, Speech on the Nabob of Arcots Debts etc. Vol 3, [6], 3-602 pp, bookplate to fpd & epd, margin notes. Contains: Substance of the speech of the Army estimates 1790, Revolution in France, Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs, Letter on the Penal Laws against Irish Catholics, etc. Vol 4, (collected in 4 vols), 1802, [2], 4 only, (vi-xvi), [3], 4-669 pp, printed by Bye and Law, St John's-Square, Clerkenwell, bookplate to fpd & epd, marginal notes. Contains: Hints for a memorial, Thoughts on French Affairs, Remarks on the Policy of the Allies with respect to France, Conduct of the Minority, Letter to William Elliott, Thoughts and details on Scarcity, Letters on proposals for peace with France, etc. Vol 5, 1812, [3], (vi-xxiv), [1], 2-727 pp, printed by Luke Hansard & Sons, near Lincoln's-Inn Fields, London, some marginal notes, bookplate to fpd & epd, lacks half title, some pencil notes & underlining. Contains: Letters on Regicide Peace, to the Empress of Russia, to Sir Charles Bingham on the Irish Absentee Tax, On the American War, to the King on the same subject, on the British Colonists in North America, View of the State of Europe, Reign of William the Conqueror, Reign of William 2nd, Reign of Henry 1, etc. Vol 6, 1813, [3], (vi-viii), [1], 2-735 pp, bookplate to fpd & epd, new spine to style. Contains: Ninth report from the select committee appointed to take into consideration the state of the administration of Justice in the Provinces of Bengal, Bahar and Orissa. 11th report and the Articles of Charge of High Crimes against Warren Hastings, + appendix to the 8th and 16th charges etc. Vol 7, 1821, half title, [5], (vi-xi), [1], [1], 2-662 pp, [2] adverts, some contemp pencil notes, bookplate to fpd & epd. Contains Speeches on the impeachment of Mr Hastings. Vol 8, bookplate to fpd, [4], (vii-ix), [1], [1], 2-610 pp, bookplate to fpd & epd, lacks h/t. Contains the Continuation of Speeches on the Impeachment of Mr Hastings: Reply. (Lowndes 316). BURKE, politician and author, was born in Dublin. ROGERS Samuel, (1763-1855), poet. MACKINTOSH Sir James, of Kyllachy (1765-1832), political writer and politician. FITZPATRICK Richard (1748-1813), army officer, politician, and poet. JONES John, ?

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        Noticias americanas: entretenimientos físico-históricos sobre la América Meridional, y la Septentrional oriental: comparacion general de los territorios, climas y producciones en las tres especies vegetal, animal y mineral; con una relacion particular de los Indios de aquellos paises, sus costumbres y usos, de las petrificaciones de cuerpos marinos, y de las antigüedades. Con un discurso sobre el idioma, y conjeturas sobre el modo con que pasáron los primeros pobladores.

      Imprenta Real, Madrid 1792 - [8 lv], 342 pp. 4to. Contemporary marbled sheep, red morocco lettering piece, spine ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers. Hardback Most of the Noticias concerns Ulloa's travels in Peru and Ecuador, including geography, antiquities, customs, language, and religion of the Indians, with the final six sections, comprising nearly 100 pages devoted to American Indians. "Ouvrage curieux et fort intéressant," (Le Clerc). Antonio de Ulloa y de la Torre-Girault (1716 -1795) was a colonial administrator, and the first Spanish governor of Louisiana though he was deposed in 1768 after two years, during a Creole revolt. But he is most remembered for his writings and his scientific work especially as an astronomer. The first edition was published two decades earlier, in 1772. Palau 343418. Sabin 36806. Medina BHA 5570. Field 1585. Leclerc 580n. Heredia III: 7894. Salva 3145. Berstain III: p. 207. JCB III: 3567. Goldsmiths'-Kress 10839. Spain & Spanish America I: 689. A very good copy, minor wear to boards and spine, upper fore corner of free end paper and first three leaves with small marginal worm hole. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reflections on the Revolution in France., and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London relative to that Event. In a Letter intended to have been sent to a Gentleman in Paris

      Printed for D. Humphreys, for Young, Dobson, Carey, and Rice, Philadelphia 1792 - M. Dupont, Burke's friend, had requested Burke's opinion on the French revolutionary movement, apparently assuming that the response would be encouraging. The "Reflections" carried his response and comments which he intended as a warning for those of the English who were in agreement with the revolutionary policies and especially to the Revolutionary Society and the Constitutional Society. He spent a year writing the work and within a year of its publication it had been through eleven editions. Its reception was mixed, the King liked it, the Whigs, being pro-Revolutionary didn't and the nation generally looked at the Revolution with a more critical eye. As time proved his warnings correct he was credited with being somewhat of a prophet. There were several written responses including Thomas Paine's "Rights of Man." The American people had initially seen the revolution as a similar one to the American Revolution and been encouraging but as the French Revolution progressed and the religious doctrines were changed as well as political dogma, the United States became less and less enamoured with the Revolution. PMM 239; Todd 53gg; Not in Evans; Bristol 7946; Shipton & Mooney 46401 Clarkin, Mathew Carey 84 Publisher's paper-backed boards, front hinge off, uncut. Signature of John Clapp on title page Second American edition. The first edition was published the first of November 1790 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die Menschenerziehung, die Erziehungs-, Unterrichts- und Lehrkunst, angestrebt in der allgemeinen deutschen Erziehungsanstalt zu Keilhau; dargestellt von dem Stifter, Begrunder und Vorsteher desselben Friedrich Wilhelm August Fröbel. Erster Band. Bis zum begonnen Knabenalter [tutto il pubblicato].

      - In 8vo (cm 20,8); legatura in cartonato editoriale stampato (le note esplicative delle due vignette poste al centro dei piatti, ''Die Lilie im Garten'' e ''Jesus im Tempel'', si trovano incollate sui risguardi fissi anteriore e posteriore); pp. (4), 497, (1), (2: elenco degli scritti di Fröbel fino a quella data). Sul risguardo libero anteriore firma di appartenenza di Johann Heinrich Langethal (1792-1879), amico e collaboratore di Fröbel a Keilhau. Ottima copia solo lievissimamente brunita.RARA EDIZIONE ORIGINALE del capolavoro pedagogico di colui che viene universalmente riconosciuto come il fondatore del kindergarten, ossia della moderna scuola materna.Alla stregua (e forse ancor più) di Wie Gertrud ihre Kinder lehrt (1801) di Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, da cui Fröbel fu profondamente influenzato, Die Menschenerziehung rappresenta una pietra miliare del pensiero pedagogico moderno, uno spartiacque nella scienza dell'istruzione che ha avuto un enorme impatto su educatori del calibro di Peter Petersen, Hermann Lietz, Maria Montessori e John Dewey. Fröbel anticipò alcuni principi di psicologia dello sviluppo e di teoria del gioco che sarebbero stati sviluppanti compiutamente solo un secolo dopo.La sua teoria si fondava essenzialmente sulla convinzione che al bambino dovesse essere consentito di crescere in un ambiente a lui congeniale, nel quale gli fosse possibile muoversi ed esprimersi con creatività  e piena libertà  (''Pädagogik des Wachsenlassens''). L'insegnante, grazie all'intuito e all'osservazione, doveva metterlo in grado di seguire le sue inclinazioni senza porre costrizioni che non fossero le regole del gioco e il rispetto degli altri. Il lavoro si svolgeva in gruppo. Ciascun bimbo disponeva di una sedia e di un proprio posto al tavolo da gioco comune. Le attività , diversificate in base alle diverse età , erano incentrate soprattutto sul lavoro manuale (colori, strisce di carta, mattoni di legno, ecc.), sul canto, sul linguaggio (proverbi, filastrocche) e sul gioco con la palla. Questioni specifiche poste al bambino servivano poi per permettergli di razionalizzare le proprie attività  e legarle al passare del tempo, collocandole sempre più consapevolmente nel flusso dei giorni della settimana. Al centro di tutto stava comunque l'obiettivo prioritario del raggiungimento da parte del bambino di una piena autonomia manuale e psicologica.Fröbel realizzò una felice sintesi delle idee pedagogiche non solo di Rousseau e Pestalozzi, ma anche di Fichte e Von Humboldt, dai quali mutuò l'importanza del valore civile che una corretta educazione riveste all'interno di una nazione. La sua azione, per l'epoca veramente rivoluzionaria, si diresse infatti non solo verso l'istruzione primaria, ma anche verso la formazione professionale, con tra l'altro una speciale attenzione per le donne (nella vastissima bibliografia su Fröbel, vedi N. Brosterman-K. Togashi, Inventing kindergarten, New York, 1997; inoltre S. Hebenstreit, Friedrich Fröbel - Menschenbild, Kindergartenpädagogik, Spielförderung, Jena, 2003; infine H. Heiland-M. Gebel-K. Neumann, Perspektiven der Fröbelforschung, Würzburg, 2006).La storia di Fröbel comincia nel 1782 a Oberweißbach, piccolo paese della Turingia. Orfano di madre dalla nascita, negletto dalla matrigna, viene mandato dal padre pastore nel villaggio di Stadtilm presso la famiglia del fratello, anch'egli pastore. Bambino introverso e sognatore, viene trattato con poco riguardo dagli insegnanti che lo considerano tonto; giudizio che gli rimarrà  sempre impresso lungo tutto il corso della sua vita.Dopo gli studi di agraria e scienze naturali compiuti a Jena tra il 1802 e il 1805, Fröbel comincia la sua attività  didattica nel 1805 in una scuola di moda a Francoforte sul Meno, dove per la prima volta viene a contatto con le idee di Pestalozzi. Nel 1806 diviene precettore dei tre figli di una nobile famiglia locale. Nel 1808 ottiene il permesso dei genitori di trasferirsi con loro presso l'Istituto di Pestal [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Versuch einer pragmatischen Geschichte der Arzneikunde,

      Halle, Gebauer, 1792-1803 (5 Teile in 5 Bänden). - die Bände 1 und 3-5 in EA aus dem Vorbesitz von Dr. Eduard Bäumer (Arzt in Berlin, 1895 promoviert, mehrere Veröffentlichungen zur Medizingeschichte insbesondere des Badewesens), Band 2 in 2. Aufl. mit Namenszug "Roller" auf Titel und Unterschrift "C.F.W. Roller" auf Vorsatzblatt, also wahrscheinlich der berühmte Psychiater Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Roller, Gründer und Leiter der Klinik Illenau. - Kurt (Polycarp) Sprengel (1766-1833) war ab 1795 Professor der Medizin und ab 1795 auch der Botanik in Halle. Sein fünfbändiger "Versuch." ist tatsächlich ein Universalgeschichtswerk der Medizin und gehört laut Haeser "zu den glänzendsten Zierden der deutschen med. Litteratur, dem das Ausland kein auch nur einigermaßen ebenbürtiges Werk an die Seite zu stellen vermag.S. hat mit seinem Werk sich unbedingt den Ehrentitel eines Vaters der med. Geschichtsschreibung erworben" (Pagel in ADB, 35, 1893). Es wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach neu aufgelegt Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2485 20,5 x 12.5cm, zeitgenöss. Pappbände, Rückenschild, Rotschnitt bei Band 1 und 3-5, Rücken von Band 5 teils abgeplatzt, Ex-Libris auf Spiegel von Band 1 und 3-5, gest. Frontispiez in Bd. 1 und 3, gest. Porträt von Friedrich Hoffmann in Band 5, Titelkupfer mit 7 Abb. in Band 2; Band I: XIV, 480 S., 1 Bl.; Band II: Titelkupfer, VI, 714S., Band III: Titel, VIII, 636 S.; Band IV: X, 364 S.; Band V:Titel, VIII, 678 S.; vereinzelt Bleistiftanstreichungen [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE GEOGRAPHICAL MAGAZINE; or, A NEW, COPIOUS, COMPLEAT, AND UNIVERSAL SYSTEM OF GEOGRAPHY

      William Frederick Martyn. THE GEOGRAPHICAL MAGAZINE; or, A NEW, COPIOUS, COMPLEAT, AND UNIVERSAL SYSTEM OF GEOGRAPHY. Lon: Harrison and Co., 1792, 2 volumes, lxiv, 769 pp., 608 pp., (ii). *** Part of the very lengthy sub-title is as follows ?" Containing An Accurate and Entertaining Account and Description of the Several Continents, Islands, Peninsulae, Isthmuses, Capes, Promontories, Lakes, Rivers, Seas, Oceans, Gulphs, and Bays, of Asia, Africa, Europe, and America; Divided Into Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Colonies . . . *** With thirty (30) of thirty-one folding maps, three (3) full-page maps, and forty-three (43) plates. All of the maps and plates are copperplate engravings. The maps were done by J. Bayly. The prints were mostly done by either Heath or Walker. The missing map is of Spain and Portugal, and, after examining the gutter where it was supposed to be, it looks like the bindery forgot to put it in. *** Bound in full brown tree calf. The spines have five (5) raised bands and two leather labels, one red and one black. The covers are worn and rubbed, the joints broken but holding. The spine ends are chipped and the leather is crackled. The contents are clean and complete (except as already mentioned) in good bindings. The maps are in excellent condition. The plates are also in excellent condition, a few with foxing of varying degrees. Very hard to find this set nowadays. *** 10.5 inches tall by 8.5 inches

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        The Barrister: Or, Strictures on the Education Proper for the Bar

      Dublin: Printed for Messrs. E. Lynch, R. M'Allister, P. Wogan [etc.], 1792. Contemporary calf, quite worn, joints cracked; usable

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        Chart of the Track and Discoveries of The East India Company's Cruizers Panther and Endeavour Under the command of Lieut. John McCluer 1790 & 1791

      London: Published according to Act of Parliament by A. Dalrymple, 1792. Engraved map, 585 x 705 mm., old central fold, on Whatman paper, a few very minor marginal repairs, one longer tear also repaired, old manuscript "3/6" to upper right; very good. The East India Company in the Arafura Sea. Very rare. An important regional map published by Alexander Dalrymple, reporting the tracks and discoveries of two East India Company vessels in the waters north of Australia along the remote and then largely un-mapped coast of New Guinea, including detailed work on the different straits and inlets of the far western coast. The maps would have formed part of the detailed study then being undertaken to open up the trade routes between New South Wales and the Indies.Dalrymple (1737-1808) was the great hydrographer of the era, and had made his career in the East India Company. Although bitterly disappointed in being passed over for the command of the Endeavour in favour of Cook, he continued to work incessantly on the mapping of the Pacific and Asia, self-publishing the very latest work as it came to hand, and pushing for mapping to be more systematically organised. The present map is no exception. Published just four years after the founding of NSW, it shows the waters around the Australian mainland being investigated with real purpose by East India traders. It tracks the voyages of John McCluer of the Panther, which sailed in tandem with the evocatively named Endeavour (Captain Proctor). McCluer had already published work with Dalrymple relating to the Indian coast, and in early 1791 was given the task of sailing south from Bombay to break the news to the king of Palau of the death of the king's son Prince Lee Boo of small pox in London. McCluer continued to make his New Guinea survey in June 1791, spending several months on the dangerous coast, before finishing up in December and returning to Palau via the north coast of New Holland and Timor. Remarkably, at Palau McCluer surrendered his command to one of his junior officers and went ashore, remaining with the islanders for over a year (on McCluer see Charles Rathbone Low, The History of the Indian Navy (1613-1863), pp. 187 ff).All of Dalrymple's maps are very scarce, particularly when, as here, they predate his appointment to the Admiralty in 1795. A copy of this map is held by the National Library, but that example does seem to be the only copy held in an Australian institution (although we know to be wary when it comes to Dalrymple!). No copy is listed, for example, in the seven-volume collection of maps purchased by Sir William Dixson and now in the SLNSW.

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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. XX, "454" [= 408], [2]; XII, "439" [= 437] [3 blank] pp. 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). Early 19th-century half calf with giltstamped spine labels. 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). In good condition with some browning, 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. Hühnersdorf, p. 1081. Weber II, 550. Cf. Atabey 873-874 (other eds). Hamilton 48 (French edition). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The book of common prayer, and administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the church, according to the use of the Church of England:

      1792. ENGLISH MOSAIC BINDING. The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, according to the use of the Church of England: Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches; and the Form or Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating Bishops, Priests, and Decons. [203] ff. Illustrated with a few woodcut ornaments and initials. Cambridge: Printed by John Archdeacon, printer to the University, 1792. [BOUND WITH]: A New Version of the Psalms of David, Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches. By N. Brady, D.D., and N. Tate, Esq., Poet-Laureat. [23] ff. Folio, 440 x 270 mm, bound in full contemporary straight-grained dark blue goatskin, front and rear covers with a flaming sunburst at center, comprised of inlaid green and red morocco ovals encircled by gilt sun-beam tools, circles of cherub heads within the red and the green ovals, framing the Jesuit mark "JHS" with cross at direct center. A Greek-key roll gilt inside single fillet border and on turn-ins, board edges gilt, spine in seven compartments with a single gilt tool in each, marbled endpapers, with two silk place markers, a.e.g. London: T. Harrison and S. Brooke, for the Company of Stationers, 1788. |~||~||~||~| The Book of Common Prayer with a thorough introduction to the most recent version followed by 21 pages of calendars and lesson plans and the Psalms of David with a separate title-page, together in a remarkable contemporary English devotional binding. A very attractive eighteenth-century English printing of the Book of Psalms. Slits on each board for former ties, now lacking, a short tear repaired on front free endpaper, overall a fine copy in this stunning devotional binding. PROVENANCE: Thomas Henry White with ex-libris on front pastedown. Griffiths 1792/1. ESTC T91861 (Psalms). See: Maggs Bros., Bookbinding in the British Isles II, 240 (1987) with photograph; and Maggs Bros. Catalogue 966, no. 191 (1975).

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        "Hymne der Freyheit". Eigenh. Manuskript mit U. ("J. H. Voß").

      [Wohl Eutin, 1792/1793].. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Wasserzeichen: Zweistrichige Antiquaversalien "HR".. Die erste rechtsrheinische Übersetzung der "Marseillaise", eigentlich eine freie Nachdichtung von Rouget de Lisles in einer "Sternstunde der Menschheit" entstandenem Kriegslied, das seit 1795 die französische Nationalhymne darstellt: "Sey uns gegrüßt du holde Freyheit / Zu dir ertönt froh der Gesang! / Du zerschlägst das Joch der Bezwinger / und erhebst zu Tugend und Heil. (bis) / Uns zu erneun kehrst du vom Himmel / Längst deinen Geweyhten ersehnt. / Was hemmet ihr Bezwinger noch / In verschworner Wuth die Erneuung! / Mit Waffen in den Kampf / Für Freyheit und für Recht / Naht Bürger, naht; Beb Miethlingsschwarm! Entfliehe oder stirb! / Chor. Wir nahn, wir nahn! Beb Miethlingsschwarm! Entfliehe oder stirb!" (1. Strophe von 8). Voß stand über Klopstock und den ihn verehrenden Göttinger Hainbund mit dem Kreis um den republikanisch-progressiven Hamburger Arzt Johann Albert Heinrich Reimarus in Verbindung. - Winzige Randeinrisse in den Bugfalten, sonst sehr schön erhaltene Handschrift, ein Zeugnis der ungeheuren Identifikationsgewalt, die die französische Revolution in ihren ersten Jahren, bis zum Einsetzen der Terreur, bei aufklärerisch gesinnten Intellektuellen im Deutschen Reich entfaltete. - Im Februar 1793 mit kleineren Abweichungen im "Schleswiger Journal" (S. 252-256 und Notenbeilage) erstpubliziert.

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        The Marches of the British Armies in the Peninsula of India, During the Campaigns of 1790 and 1791; Illustrated and Explained by Reference to a Map, Compiled from Authentic Documents, Transmitted by Earl Cornwallis, from India. [with Map of] The Marches from the British Armies in the Peninsula of India. Compiled from the Original Maps, drawn by Capt. A. Beatson and Capt. A. Allen: With Some Particulars Added in Explanation.

      London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for the Author; Map J. Rennell Feb. 21 1792 - Second edition. 8vo. 114 pp. Recent period style half speckled calf over marbled boards, spine with gilt tooled bands and decoration to the compartments, gilt lettered red label, the map 53.5 x 80 cm, the routes of the five belligerent armies marked in original colour, a contemporary manuscript key to the colouring affixed to the lower left corner adjacent to the title, dissected in 16 sections and mounted on linen, matching marbled paper slipcase with a lettered red label to the spine, plain card chemise. The volume with a folding plan of the battle of Seringapatam at the rear along with 3 diagrams of the armies under Generals Medows, Cornwallis and Abercromby at various stages of the campaign against Tipu Sultan. Some wear to the folds of the map, very good examples of these complimentary works. Both editions of the book appeared in the same year, neither of which are common. The first with an additional errata leaf, obviously rendered redundant by amendments to the second edition. Although the title page and the first 12 pages of the text provide a memoir and explanation of the map, it was actually published separately and to find both works together is highly unusual.

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        Travels through Arabia, and other countries in the East Translated into English by Robert Heron. With notes by the translator; and illustrated with engravings and maps.

      Edinburgh, printed for R. Morison and son, Perth, G. Mudie, Edinburgh, and T. Vernon, London, 1792.. 2 volumes. XX, "454" [= 408]; XII, "439" [= 437] [3 blank] pp. 8vo. With 10 full-page engraved plates and 3 folding maps showing the Arabian Gulf (23 x 31.5 cm), the Red Sea (76 x 22 cm) and Yemen (59.5 x 37 cm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked with 2 gold-tooled labels.. 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 bookplate on pastedown. Some foxing and browning, the 2 folding maps with a tear, the bindings chafed and the corners bumped, but still in good condition. A reliable and influential account of Arabia. - ESTC T51605; Hühnersdorf, p. 1081; Weber II, 550; cf. Atabey 873-874 (other eds); Hamilton 48 (French edition).

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        A PARTICULAR ACCOUNT OF THE INSURRECTION OF THE NEGROES OF ST. DOMINGO, BEGUN IN AUGUST 1791.... [Bound into]: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE: AND HISTORICAL CHRONICLE. FOR THE YEAR MDCCXCII. VOLUME LXII. (2 volumes, complete with all the plates)

      London: Printed by John Nichols, at Cicero's Head, Red Lion Passage, Fleet-Street: And sold by Eliz. Newbery, the Corner of St. Paul's Church Yard, Ludgate-Street, 1792.. 1792.. Very good. - Octavo, two volumes bound in full contemporary brown calf with gilt ruled raised bands on the spines. A calligraphic title label mounted on the spine of the first volume is darkened and cracked. The leather is rubbed and scuffed and there is evidence of worming to the covers of the second volume with a couple of ancient holes to the covers and slight worming to the lower section of the front joint of that volume. These 2 volumes constitute a complete run of The Gentleman's Magazine from January through December 1792, plus the supplement for the year and the indexes for the 2 volumes. The first volume contains pages 1 through 584, and the second volume contains pages 585 through 1,160 plus an Index to volume 2 on pages 1,161 through 1,221 and a 14-page unnumbered index to volume 1, followed by a few "Remarks" signed "S.E." and 2 poems by the Welsh poet David Thomas (Dafydd Ddu Eryri). Additionally bound into the first volume, after page 392, is the 32-page "A Particular Account of the Insurrection of the Negroes of St. Domingo". The set is illustrated with 39 plates consisting of 3 plates illustrating each month and 3 plates illustrating the supplement. A title device and textual illustrations, including monthly title vignettes, further decorate these volumes. There is minor worming to the front margin of pages 393 to 488, just touching a very few letters, and with a tiny hole to the front margin of subsequent pages within that volume. There is minor worming to the front edge of that volume's rear pastedown. Annotations in ink, penned at the top of the title page to "A Particular Account of the Insurrection..." instructs the binder that "This Acc't is to be bound up with the Magazine". There are otherwise only minor flaws and the set is in very good attractive condition. Bound in, following page 392 of the first volume of the magazine, is the RARE account of Haiti's 1791 Maroon slave uprising entitled: "A Particular Account of the Insurrection of the Negroes of St. Domingo, Begun in August 1791. Translated from the French. / The Fourth Edition: With Notes and an Appendix extracted from authentic original Papers. / Speech made to the National Assembly, the third of November 1791, by the Deputies from the General Assembly of the French Part of St. Domingo." Led by Francois-Dominique Toussaint Louverture (1743-1803), nicknamed "The Black Napoleon", the Haitian Revolution resulted in the creation of the nation of Haiti and the subsequent abolition of slavery in France in 1794.Inspired by the French Revolution and the rights of man, slaves and "free people of color" pushed for freedom and civil rights. In 1791, the Haitian Revolution began with the revolt of the slaves of Saint- Domingo who far outnumbered the white slave-owning population. The French government sent troops and three commissioners to re-establish control in 1792. Allying with the "gens de couleurs" and slaves, the commissioners abolished slavery in the colony and, within six months the National Convention endorsed abolition of slavery in France and all of its colonies. However, the revolution did not end with the abolition of slavery. A former slave, Toussaint Louverture, drove the Spanish out of Santa Domingo as well as the British who threatened the colony. Meanwhile the United States played both sides off against each other supplying both the French and the rebels. The struggle turned into a Civil War of sorts. The "free people of color" under by Andre Rigaud and the black Haitians of Louverture led to the War of the Knives in 1799 and 1800. Following Louverture's establishment of a separatist constitution, Napoleon initially sent an expedition of 20,000 troops under General Leclerc but, despite a few victories, the French troops succumbed to and died of yellow fever. It took a much larger commitment by Napoleon which resulted in the death of 50,000 French troops before Louverture was captured, tried and imprisoned. Louverture's death in prison did not signal the end of the conflict; indeed Jean-Jacques Dessalines defeated the French at the Battle of Vertieres in 1803 and later that year France withdrew its remaining troops. His wars going badly, and with the loss of Haiti, Napoleon gave up his idea of re-establishing a North American empire and sold Louisiana to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase.Other noteworthy contributions include a surprisingly brief 8-line obituary of the great composer Mozart (page 384), a substantially longer one-and-a-half column obituary of the Earl of Sandwich (page 482), an account of the ceremony marking the arrival of the sons of Tipoo, who were delivered as hostages to Cornwallis following Tipoo's defeat by Cornwallis (page 760), and a description of an execution (page 1,097). Of particular note is "Reflexions on PHLOGISTON or FIXED FIRE by Dr. [Robert] Harrington, of Carlisle" commencing with the June issue and continued in the July, September and October issues. First stated by Johann Joachim Becher in 1667, the Phlogiston theory sought to explain processes such as combustion and rusting (oxidation) by postulating the existence of a fire-like element called phlogiston. The author of this essay Robert Harrington, M.D. was an eccentric writer on natural philosophy and a member of the Company of Surgeons of London. A believer in the Phlogiston theory, he attempted to discredit Lavoisier's theory of combustion and other discoveries.The plates include a "Sketch of Fairy Rings", a folding facsimile of the 1657 East India Company's Petition of Merchants, a "Sketch of the Action near Syringapatam Feb. 6, 1792", a folding plate of the Temple at Paris, and a superb engraving of the Hyde Park Turnpike.

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        Reflections on the decline of science in England and on some of its causes

      Cloth, new endpapers; interior with occasional brown spots, otherwise a very good copy from the library of Arnold Thackray with his bookplate. First edition of this polemic attack against the Royal Society. Babbage, a founding member of the Analytical Society, in a political rant decimates the president of the disorganized Royal Society for his power, for its pandering to the nobility, and to the system of management by which the Royal Society is governed. ?The Society has, for years, been managed by a party, or coterie . . . united by no expressed compact or written regulations, but who act together from a community of principles. The great object of this, as of all other parties, has been to maintain itself in power, and to divide, as far as it could, all the good things amongst its members. It has usually consisted of persons of very moderate talent, who have had the prudence, whenever they could, to associate themselves with other members of greater ability, provided these latter would not oppose the system? (p. 141). The Analytic Society was originally formed to close a perceived gap between the acknowledged importance of science on the Continent and the lack of motivation in promoting English science, specifically by the Royal Society. One result of the efforts of the Analytic Society was to have Leibnizian calculus supercede Newtonian calculus in British education. ?This work excited a vigerous correspondence in the pages of the Philosophical Magazine that led to Babbage?s reputation as a thorn in the side of the British scientific establishment? - Tomash Catalogue, B.51. This book is also frequently cited as a reference to defining means of cheating in science. Babbage includes his observations of hoaxing, forging, ?trimming? and ?cooking. Babbage (1792 - 1871), noted English mathematician and Lucasian Professor at Trinity College, invented the speedometer, the cowcatcher, and the analysis now termed ?operations research.? His other contributions included a uniform postage rate, parcel post, submarine navigation, and Greenwich Time Signals.

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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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        The Natural History of British Insects; explaining them in their several states, with the periods of their transformations, their food, oeconomy, &c Together with the History of Such Minute Insects as require investigation by the Microscope Vols I-X

      London : Printed for the Author and for F. and C.Rivington, 1792 A fair copy of Vols I-X of the 1st edition of this beautiful and rare work, first issued in 10 volumes. Classed as fair because the text pages, particularly in the first 7 volumes are very browned and spotty. This is partly because there are no tissue guards, but is also because there must have been a problem with the paper. The plate paper has some toning and occasional marking, but the plates are generally well coloured and clean. With 357 of 360 plates. The half leather binding has contemporary marbled boards with newer spines, which have gilt compartments, titles and volume numbers. It is in good to very good condition. All volumes have a bookplate of 'Chr Pegge Eq Aur Med Prof Reg Oxon' to the front pastedown. Vol I: 1792, 80pp with index 6pp; 36 plates. Vol II: 1793, 96pp with index 2pp, errata 1p, 36 plates. Vol III: 1794, 97pp with index 6pp and errata 1p, 36 plates. Vol IV: 1795, 96pp with index 6pp, 36 plates, small piece missing from index page margin. Vol V: 1796, 110pp with index 6pp and errata 1p, missing plate173. Contains letter to subscribers about a new tax duty which will mean an alteration in the way that issues are produced. Vol VI: 1797, 86pp, 35 plates - missing pl 191 and associated text. Small repaired tears to bottom margin of 3 pages. Vol VII: 1798, 96pp with 7pp index, 35 plates - missing pl 238. Some offsetting from text to plate 251. Vol VIII: 1799, starts with title page for the series, thanks to Linnean Society, advert and contents listing for the 10 volumes. 86pp with 5pp index, 36 plates - a much cleaner volume. Vol IX: 1800, 78pp with index 4pp, advert and address 1p, 36 plates - pl 322 has some remains from the original wrap, a cleaner volume. Vol X: 1801, 95pp, index 7pp, 36 plates, some wrap remains on plates 344 and 345 gutters. Staining to upper corner p 93 and through index.

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        The Copper Plate Magazine, or Monthly Cabinet of Picturesque Prints, Consisting of Sublime and Interesting Views in Great Britain and Ireland, Beautifully Engraved by the Most Eminent Artists from Paintings and Drawings of the First Masters.

      London. Printed for Harrison and Co. Pater-Noster Row, & J. Walker, Engraver. (1792).. (First Volume). Quer-4° (20,8x26 cm). Gestochenes Titelblatt, 1 Bl. Advertisement, 49 (von 50) Tafeln mit je 1 Textblatt, 1 Bl. Tafelverzeichnis. Halblederband der Zeit mit 2 Rückenschildern und etwas Rückenvergoldung.. Bis 1802 erschienen 5 Bände mit 250 gestochenen Ansichten. - Es fehlt die Tafel No. 19 "Worcester", die Tafel No. 20 "Cliefden House" ist doppelt eingebunden. - Mit dem Wappenexlibris "Tetschner Bibliothek" des Grafen Thun-Hohenstein, Tetschen auf dem Titelblatt verso. - Einband leicht berieben. Nur sehr wenige Tafeln im Rand etwas fleckig.

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        MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF THE LATE CHARLES LEE, ESQ. LIEUTENANT COLONEL OF THE FORTY FOURTH REGIMENT, COLONEL IN THE PORTUGUESE SERVICE, MAJOR GENERAL, AND AID DU CAMP TO THE KING OF POLAND, AND SECOND IN COMMAND IN THE SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DURING THE REVOLUTION.

      J.S. Jordan, London 1792 - Published the same year as the Dublin and American editions. Howes says the editor was claimed to have been Thomas Paine, working under the direction of Langworthy. "Contains many curious particulars relating to the war between Great Britain and the Colonies. Published under the direction of Edward Langworthy, of Georgia" - Sabin. A controversial figure, the DAB calls Charles Lee "one of the most extraordinary and contradictory characters in American history." ESTC T146543. HOWES L83. SABIN 38903. LARNED 1411 Bound in early 20th-century three quarter roan and marbled boards, spine gilt. Extremities and spine rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedown. A few small spots of foxing, but generally quite clean internally. Very good xii, 439 pp. without half-title. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The British Sportsman, or, Nobleman, Gentleman, and Farmer's Dictionary

      J. Stead, London 1792 - 664 p. Frontispiece of a wild boar + 41 b&w plates of nets, traps, fishing, various kinds of hunting and shooting. Boards reattached with tape. Marbled paper covers scuffed. Top and bottom of spine worn, edges rubbed. Binding remains tight. Ink signatures on front free endpaper. Small notation on rear of one plate. Minor spots to interior. Tear in margin of p. 645 and smaller tear in edge of frontispiece. Tiny hole in p. 537. An extensive 18th-century sportsman's reference, with much information on riding, racing, hunting, hawking, shooting, fishing, as well as animal breeding (oxen, cows deer and sheep), with sections on training dogs, hawks, cocks, doves, pigeons and singing-birds. Also includes information on traps, nets, engines, baits and "magical contrivances." Rodent destruction is also covered. Entries arranged alphabetically. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ouvertura dell' Opera Die Zauberflöte per Clavicembalo o Fortf [sic!] Piano. ... Si vende in Vienna presso Artaria Compagni / Cum Priv. S. C. M

      Wien, Artaria (Pl. N. beschnitten) [Mai 1792].. qu-4°. 7 gest. Notens. Brosch. d. 19. Jhdts. Einband staubfleckig, Seiten etw. knapp beschnitten. Durchgeh. Wasserrand. vmtl. EA. Weinmann 30; Haberkamp 360 ff. - Die ursprüngliche Plattennummer des Verlages Artaria lautet 377. Der Druck erschien laut Haberkamp zeitgleich mit der Ausgabe in Kozeluchs "Musikalischem Magazin". "Am 23. 11. 1791, also genau drei Tage früher als Kozeluch, hatte auch Artaria in Wien die Ausgabe eines Klavierauszugs der Oper angekündigt, und zwar mit denselben beiden Stücken wie Kozeluch [...] In einem seltsamen Wettlauf, mit ständiger Unterbietung der Preise für die einzelnen Hefte, wurden nun von beiden Verlegern mehr oder weniger abwechselnd die einzelnen Nummern angekündigt und herausgebracht." (Haberkamp S. 360). Durch den starken Beschnitt gingen sowohl Plattennummer als auch Preisangabe verloren. Aufgrund des charakteristischen Druckfehlers auf der Titelseite handelt es sich allerdings vermutlich um die Erstausgabe.

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        Wöchentliche Nachrichten aus der U(nitaets) A(eltesten) C(onferenz). Handschriftlich vervielfältigte Gemeine-Zeitung. Durch 4 Jahre vollständige Reihe von 105 numeriertenund datierten Ausgaben (zu je 1-3 Wochen Berichtszeitraum) in 1 Band.

      Gnadenfrei und Herrnhut, ab 1791 Schloß Berthelsdorf, 1. I. 1789 - 31. XII. 1792. - 8vo (19 : 11.5 cm). 329 Bl., meist eng und beidseitig beschrieben, mit Ausnahme eines einzigen Blattes von einer Hand. Saubere deutsche Kursive in schwarzer Feder auf gutem Schreibpapier. Das höchste Gremium der Brüder-Unität erhielt Nachrichten und Besuche von den Stationen in aller Welt, es faßte die Beschlüsse für sie. Schreiber redigierten die anfallenden Informationen in wiederkehrenden Rubriken. Besonders sorgfältig sind die ständigen Personalbewegungen festgehalten, teils mit Querverweisen. Die ?Wöchentlichen Nachrichten?zirkulierten bis ins 19. Jahrhundert nur abschriftlich innerhalb der Gemeinen, um Mißbrauch durch Außenstehende zu verhindern. Der vorliegende Vierjahres-Band entstammt vermutlich der größeren Reihe eines Unitäts-Archivs, trägt aber keine Hinweise auf seine Provenienz. - In den Berichtszeitraum fällt die General-Synode von 1789, auf der die Ältestenkonferenz ihren drei Abteilungen eine vierte hinzufügte: das ?Missions-Departement? Die Synodalberichte erfassen alle 64 Teilnehmer namentlich, darunter auch die beiden ?Wochen-Schreiber? Peter Mortimer und Johann Heinrich Andresen (1789, no. 1b). Die letzte ?Nachrichtaus dem Synodo? (1789, no. 13/14) dokumentiert die Personalbeschlüsse für die Stationen in Nordamerika, Deutschland sowie England und Irland. In den Folgejahren zeigt eine Fülle von Gründungen, Personalverschickungen, Erfolgen und Katastrophen die Expansion der Herrnhuter: Indianerterritorien, Karibik, Surinam; Labrador, Baltikum und Rußland;Indien und Afrika. September 1792 wird das Entschlafen desjenigen beschrieben, der diese Stoßkraft ermöglicht hatte: August Gottlieb Spangenberg, der im Text häufig genannte ?Bruder Joseph? - Synodalbericht 9/10 vor 8 verbunden. Sauber und frisch erhalten. Blaugrauer Pappband d. Zt. mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Farmacopea y Tabla General De Las Materias Contenidas En La Medicina Doméstica Del Célebre Buchan. Con La Explicación De Los Términos Témnicos ó Facultativos Usados En Ella, y La Descripción y Preparación De Los Remedios Compuestos Que Van Mencionados,(*)

      Imprenta Real, Madrid 1792 - (*).con otra característica de todas las plantas y medicinas simples: Recetas de las Farmacopeas de Londres y Edimburgo, y otras de igual naturaleza, a que se agrega un especial Tratado de Aguas Medicinales con su análisis. Observaciones sobre las dosis, usos y modo de aplicarlos en las diferentes preparaciones; todo por orden alfabético. Tomo V de la obra, pero tomo completo con la Farmacopea. XVI - 419 pp. Encuadernación de época en pergamino. Size: 4ºmenor [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De basi encephali et originibus nervorum cranio egredientium. Libri Quinque (pp.1-113, 4 Taf.).

      . Scriptores Nevrologici Minores Selecti sive Opera Minora..., Tomus 2 . Edit Ch. Frid. Ludwig). - Lipsiae, Jo .Frid. Iunium, 1792, Kl.4°, VIII, 322 pp., 9 z.T. gefalt. Kupfertafeln, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit RVg; feines Exemplar.. Second Edition of "De basi encephali et originibus nervorum cranio egredientium libri quinque". "This classification of the cranial nerves superseded that of Willis. Soemmerrings is notable for his accuracy in anatomical illustration." - - Samuel Thomas von Soemmering (1755-1830), "who began his anatomical studies under Wrisberg, was also an artist, inventor, paleontologist and clinical investigator. His 1778 masterly thesis on the origin and classification of the twelve cranial nerves was based on numerous brain dissections. Soemmerring believed that the cranial nerves originated from the walls of the ventricles or from the cavities themselves, and that the ventricular fluid was the seat of sensation and nerve impulses were motions in the fluid. In addition to numbering the cranial nerves, Soemmerring also described the optic chiasm, the pineal glands and the topography of the cerebral hemispheres. His name is also associated with several neural structures, espescially the substantia nigra." McHenry, Hist. of Neurology, 93ff. - Garrison & Morton No. 1383 (1778) - - Further content of this volume: - Andersch, Cl. : Fragmentum descriptionis nervorum cardiacorum (vel potius arteriarum prope cor) dextri lateris jam ante aliquot decennia typis impressum, nunc demum a. mdccxci. subjuncta autoris tabula notulisque adjectis editum a S. Th. Soemmerring (1791) (pp. 113-203, 3 pl.). - - Meckel, Joannes Fridericus (1714-1774): De nervis faciei (Berolini 1751) (pp. 204-218, 1 pl.). - Johann Friedrich Meckel (1724-1774) was one of Haller's finest pupils and a commendatory letter from Haller is included at the end of the book." - "Often called 'The Elder' to distingush him from his grandson, Meckel was the first in a family of four noted German anatomists. He was followed by his son, Philipp Friedrich Theodor, and later by two grandsons. Meckel studied medicine at Göttingen where he was graduated in 1748. He returned to Berlin, became prosector in anatomy, and was the first to teach obstetrics at the Charite in Paris. He became professor of anatomy, botany, and obstetrics at Berlin in 1751. Meckel devoted much of his time to the study of anatomy and was the first to describe the submandibular ganglion. He also made important studies of the nerve supply of the face and the terminal visceral branches of the veins and lymphatics." Heirs of Hippocrates 601 (1748). - - Lobstein, Joh. Fridericus (1736-1784): De nervo spinali ad par vagum accessorio. (Argentorati 1760) (pp. 219-242, 2 pl.). - - Murray, Adolph (1751-1803): Observationes anatomicae de infundibulo cerebri et variationibus quibusdam in parte cervicali nervi intercostalis (Upsaliae 1772) (pp. 242-250). - Sidren, Jonas [Präses] ; Murray, Adolph [Resp.] - - Bose, Ernst Georg (1723-1788): De nervorum actione ex collisione (Lipsiae 1762) (pp. 251-265). - Bose, Ernst Gottlob [Präses]; Schindler, David Heinrich [Resp.] - - Platner, Ernest (1744-1818): De causis consensus nervorum physiologicis (Lipsiae 1790) (pp. 266-270). - - Brunn, Johann Heinrich v.: Experimenta quaedam circa ligaturas nervorum in vivis animalibus instituta (Gottingae 1753) (pp. 271-290). - - Heineken, Joannes (1761-1851): De morbis nervorum, eorumque frequentissima ex abdomine origine (Gottingae 1783) (pp. 291-322).

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        Common Sense; Addressed to the Inhabitants of America, on the following interesting subjects: I. Of the Origin and Design of Government in general, with concise Remarks on the English Constitution. II. Of Monarchy and Hereditary Succession. III. Thoughts on the Present State of American Affairs. IV. Of the Present Ability of America... A New Edition

      London: H.D. Symonds, 1792.. 8vo, 36 pp. Portrait frontispiece by Peel of Philadelphia cut slightly close to the top edge without loss of image, some foxing and a few marks throughout. Plain modern grey boards. Paine's first major work, originally published in Philadelphia at the beginning of 1776. Attacking the Monarchy and government by the English, he proposes a Congress of "at least 390 [members]" to choose a President and points out the notional strength of America compared to European powers. "...the independency of America should have been considered as dating its era from... the first musket that was fired against her. This line is a line of consistency; neither drawn by caprice, nor extended by ambition; but produced by a chain of events, of which the colonies were not the authors." Gimbel pp52-3. Thetford Collection 89-91.

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        Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind

      London: A. Strahan, T. Cadell [& 4 others in London],, 1792; 1814; 1827. 3 volumes, quarto (262 × 205 mm). Rebound in tan half calf, with red and green morocco labels, spine lettered in gilt, marbled boards and edges speckled red. A fine set in a handsome binding. With the later volumes. All first editions, beautifully bound.

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        DRAMAS for the use of Young Ladies.

      [2], 178, [2] pages. Engraved vignette on title. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, recently re-backed. 12mo. First edition. Title vignette had offset onto free endpaper and title-leaf of first play; corners and edges rubbed and worn; gift inscription on endpaper; later inscription on title: [Los Angeles 1902]; small ink stamp beneath vignette on title and again, at the end of the book; else very good. The book consists of two plays, 'The Fortunate Disappointment' and 'Domestic Woe', written by Miss C Short for a Society of young Ladies. The final leaf is a statement of gratitude to the author's friend, Miss Seward [Anna Seward] for her contribution of the Prologue and Epilogue to the 'Fortunate Disappointment.' 'These little Dramas were written for a Society of Young Ladies, in whose welfare and improvement I am warmly interested; and a they have proved beneficial to this small circle, in promoting the habit of speaking with grace and propriety, I conceived they might be useful to others in similar situations, and therefore determined to present them to the public.' Preface.

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        The Works of The Right Hounourable Edmund Burke

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley, Pall Mall 1792, 1792. 6 volumes; Quarto. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. Three volumes published in 1792, extended to four volumes in 1802 (that volume being published by Rivington). Volumes five (as 'Miscellaneous') and six (also by Rivington) followed in 1812 and 1813. Two further volumes (not collected here) were published up to 1827. A clean, presentable and, importantly, early uniform set, bound in the same full tan calf with twin labels and extra gilt, presumably around 1802; given its protracted publication, sets are often found in mixed bindings or much later uniform leather. Some marginal worming to volume six, else internally clean. Bindings have been neatly rebacked with original spines laid down (some small chips and rubs in places). Generally a tidy and attractive library set of Burke's philosophical and political writings. Todd 79a (1)-(3).

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        De ovi mammalium et hominis genesi. . . .

      With half - title, corrigenda, and 1 full - page hand - coloured engraved plate. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards; a fine copy on bright white paper from the library of Tho. Wainwright, with his armorial book plate. First edition of Baer's famous discovery of the mammalian ovum, a classic in the history of embryology. "The notion that all animals come from eggs was pronounced by Harvey, and de Graaf proclaimed that the follicle named after him was really the mammalian egg. It remained for Baer to plot the course of ovulation and fertilisation from its later stages back to the ovary and there to identify the minute cell which was the ovum. These discoveries were published in the present paper" (PMM). Baer (1792 - 1876) studied in Vienna and later went to Königsberg as professor of anatomy. He finally moved to St. Petersburg, where he was a brilliant success and won many honours. It is interesting to note that this paper went almost unnoticed until Baer met Anders Retzius (1796 - 1860) at a meeting of naturalists and physicians in Berlin, and Retzius asked Baer to demonstrate his discovery. Dibner, 196; Garrison & Morton, 477; Horblit, 9b; Printing & the Mind of Man, 288

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        RUSSLAND. - Karte. "Carte Nouvelle de Moscovie Represente la partie Septentrionale".

      - Altkol. Kupferstich bei J.B. Elwe, dat. 1792, 41 x 55 cm. Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Bd. II, S. 105 f. El 2. - Die flächenkolorierte Karte zeigt das Gebiet nördlich von Moskau mit dem Ladoga-See, Onega-See, die Halbinsel Kola und dem Weißen Meer. Rechts oben Kartusche.

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        STONSDORF. "Gegend um Stonsdorff bey dem sogenannten Affenbusche in Schlesien". Blick von einer Anhöhe aus, im Vordergrund Pferdefuhrwerk und Kinder.

      - Altkol. Umrißradierung von D. Berger nach S.C.C. Reinhardt, 1792 27,5 x 40 cm Nicht im Katalog Slg. Haselbach. - Stimmungsvolles Blatt in prächtigem Altkolorit. Im alten Originalrahmen!

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        Vertraute Briefe an alle edelgesinnte Jünglinge die auf Universitäten gehen wollen. - AllgemeineUebersicht sämmtlicher Universitäten Deutschlands oder der vertrauten Briefe zweyter Theil. 2 Teile in 1 Band. 3 Bl., 151 S., 2 Bl.; VIII, 368 S. Mit Frontispiz (Rötel in Punktiermanier), gestoch. Titel und 3 Falttabellen. Halblederbd d. Z. (etwas berieben, Vordergelenk angeplatzt) mit Blindprägung.

      Leipzig, Johann Samuel Heinsius und Sohn, 1792.. . Seltene Darstellung des studentischen Lebens in Teil 1: Über Verhalten in der Universität, öffentliche Aufzüge der Studenten, Benutzung der Bibliothek, Duelle, Frauen, ökonomische Einrichtungen usw. Teil 2 bringt als Leitfaden eine "allg. Übersicht sämmtl. Universitäten Deutschlands", dabei Geschichte, jetziger Zustand, Fakultäten und Lehrangebot, Gebühren, Kosten für den Lebensunterhalt (detailliert), Freizeitangebote, Literatur über die jeweiligen Universitäten u.v.a.m. Enthält "Oekonomische Nachrichten von den Universitäten zu Göttingen, Halle, Leipzig und Wittenberg". Nützlich und empfehlenwert ist auch ein "Schema zu dem Wirthschaftsbuche eines Ordnung liebenden Studenten". - Goed. X 49, 4.

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        70 Carte Geografiche del 600 / 700

      Un volume in - folio massimo, m. pergamena coeva con angoli (cm. 54,5 x 35,5) con 70 carte geografiche tutte incise in rame alcune ripiegate più volte e dipinte. Le tavole sono le seguenti: Tabula Poliometrica Germaniae ac praeciporum quorandam locorum Europae... La Russie blanche ou Moscovie divisée suivant l' Estendue... Etats de Moscovie dediés A. Mons. le Comte de Maurepas... Regni Poloniae Magnique Ducatus Lithuaniae... Le Royaume de Prusse suivant les Nouvelles Observations... Cette carte du Brandbourg... Theatre de la guerre dans les pays Bas... Carte du Duche de Cleves de la Gueldre Catholique, partie de la Westphalie et de l' Archevesche de Cologne. La Hollande ou les provinces unies des Pays Bas... Darstellung des Grundisses und Prospect der Konigl... Le carte du Compte de Henneberg... Waldecciae ac Finitimorum Dominiorum Itterani & Cansteiniani... S.R.I. Principatus Fuldensis in Buchonia cum adjacentibus quibusdam Regionibus adumbratus... Tractus Nord Lingensis Germ. Ries dicti accurata descriptio... Territorium Sac. Rom. Imp. Lib. Civitatis Francofurtiad Moenum cum magna parte... Principatus Brandenburgico Cul Mbacensis vel Baruthinus... Delineatio aureae Sterilitatis Herciniae Metalliferae... Mappa specialis Principatus Halberstadiensis una cum unitia cum eo terris... Perspectivische Vorstellung des beruhmten Blocken oder Bokenbergs... Prospecte des Hartwalds nebsts accurater Vorstallung; Prospectus Hercinienses,. una cum Iconibus Machinarum et qua porro circa Venas eruendas ... Comitatus Stolbergici ad Hercyniam... Bohemia Regnum juxta XII. Circulus divisum, cum Comitatu Glacensi et ditione Egrana... Carte du Royaume De Bohemie divise en XII. Cercles... S.R.I. Principatus et Archiepiscpatus Salisburgensis... Nova et accurata Carinthia Ducatus Tabula Geographica in superiorem et inferiorem divisa... Regnorum Hungariae, Dalmatiae, Croatiae, Sclavoniae, Bosniae et Serviae... Bulgariae Regni pars... Principatus Transilvaniae in suas quasque nationes earumque Sedes et Regiones... Ducatus Stiriae Novissima Tabula ex ampliore mappa... Circuli Austriaci in quo Sunt Archiducatus Austriae Ducatus Stiriae Carantiae, Carniolae... Tabula Ducatus Carnioliae Vindorum Marchiae et Histriae... Comitatus Principalis Tirolis in quo Episc. Tridentin et Brixeensis... Potentissime Helvetiorum Reipublica Cantones Tredecim... Carte de Suisse ou fontes Cantos de Zurich, Bernae, Lucerne, Uri... Archiducatus Austriae Inferioris in omnes fuas quadrantes diritiones divisi... Sardiniae Regnum et Insula uti per celeberr. P. Coronelli... Nova et exactissima Geographica Delineatio Insulae Corfu seu Corsulae... Carte de la Ville de Genes, et des Environs Dedié a son Madame la Marquise Livia de' Mari Pallavicini... Descrizione del Piemonte del Borgoniu... Carta generale de stati di sua Altezza Reale Maria Giovanna Battista di Savoia molte volte ripiegata. Vittorio Amedeo II Madama Reale Reggente dei suoi Stati, presento la carta generale de' Stati di S.A.R. suo degnissimo Figliuolo... Carta degli stati di S.R.M. il Re di Sardegna, Torino, 1792... Regiae Celsitudinis Sabaudiae Status in quo Ducatus Sabaudiae Principat Pedmonuium ut et Ducatus Montisferrati... Les Estats de Savoye et de Piémont - Le Douphiné, La Bresse... Le Principauté de Piémont, Les Marquisats de Saluce et de Suze, Les Comtés de Nice et d' Ast LeMonteferrat... La Bresse, Le Bugey, Le Valromay, La Principauté de Dombes et le Viennois... Partie du Briançonnois, du Graisivaudan, du Gapençois et l' Ambrunouis dans le Daufiné... Le Valentinois, Le Diois et Les Baronies, dans le Douphiné; Le Comtat Venaiscin et la Principauté d' Orange... Les Estats de Savoye et de Piémont - Le Douphiné, La Bresse partie du Lionnois et de la Provence dediéz au Roy... Carta de la River. A De Genova Cons... Us Verdaderos CO. NF Inesy Caminos... La Source du Po, et les Passages de France en Piemont... Le Cours du Po dans le Piemont et le Montferrat... Le Cours du Po dans le Milanez... Le Cours du Po dans le Duché de Mantoue... Le Cours du Po dans le Douché de Ferrare et les Etats de Venise... Mappa Geografica esattissima delle Provincie del Tortone se Pauese Allessandrino contenute dal corso del fiume... Carte Topographique de la plus grande parthie du Duché de Mantoue levee... Carte de la Basse - Hongrie, de la Transilvanie, l' Esclavonie, la Croatie, la Bosnie, la Servie... Carte de la Crimée, d' une partie de la Moldavie, Valaquie, Bulgarie, et Romanie... La Crimée, la Nouvelle Russie, les Tatares Nugay et d' Oczkow, les Zaporoviens, et partie de la Circassie... Plan de Belgrade Capitale de la Servie... Carta delle due Isole, S. Pietro, e S. Antioco con parte della Sardegna, 1792...

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        SUPPLEMENT TO Dunlap's American Daily Advertiser, No. 4191 [caption title, containing] "AUTHENTIC. A CONSTITUTION OR FORM OF GOVERNMENT FOR THE STATE OF KENTUCKY."

      [Philadelphia]. July 2, 1792. - [2]pp. Large folio broadsheet. Light toning and minor wear. Very good. Broadsheet newspaper Extra from DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER containing the final draft of the first Constitution of the State of Kentucky, dated at Danville, Kentucky, April 19, 1792. A constitutional convention was first called at Danville in 1784 to discuss the separation of the western part of Virginia into its own state. Nine further conventions were held, culminating in a vote to statehood in 1792. Kentucky joined the Union on June 1st that year, becoming the fifteenth state. The constitution contains terms and conditions for dealing with the separation of the Kentucky County from the state of Virginia. McMurtrie and Evans both record a Lexington printing of the Constitution for 1792, which only survives in two copies (at Library of Congress and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania). After this impossibly rare printing, this extra is the earliest printed version. This first Constitution was only in effect until 1799, when a new constitution was passed.

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        GLOBO QUE SE ELEBO EN EL BUEN RETIRO EL DIA 12 DE AGOSTO 1792.

      Bellissima incisione in rame (cm. 30 x 23, dal vivo), sotto passe - partout (cm. 42 x 30,2), che celebra l?ascensione di un aerostato in Spagna, con la seguente dicitura ?Globo que se elebo en el buen retiro el dia 12 de Agosto por Dn. Vicente Lunardi y bajo en Daganzo a 5 leguas de Madrid. Con aplauso de todos. 1792?. Così la descrive Caproni Guasti / Bertarelli ?L?aeronautica italiana nell?immagine 1487 - 1875?, p. 27 e tav - 50: ?1792, 12 Agosto. Prima ascensione in Spagna, a Madrid. Il Lunardi partì alle 15 e tre quarti del pomeriggio, dal Giardino del palazzo del Buen Retiro, alle porte di Madrid alla presenza del Sovrano e di tutta la nobiltà. La macchina s'alzò fra l'entusiasmo generale ed al suono d'una marcia composta a Londra in onore dell'aeronauta, da Samuel Wesley. Nelle relazioni contemporanee si afferma che s'innalzasse 4 miglia e mezzo. Scese poco dopo le 17 a Naipe un quarto di lega da Daganzo, villaggio a 5 leghe da Madrid, ove si trattenne la notte, ritornando alla capitale il giorno seguente. Il luogo ove scese l'aerostato è chiamato ancora oggi "la tierra del globo". Un'ascensione meno fortunata, ma anteriore a questa del Lunardi, aveva fatta a Madrid il 16 giugno dello stesso anno un altro italiano, Vincenzo Barletti, fiorentino. Piccoli strappi ai margini bianchi, altrimenti ben conservata. .

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        Briefe über Schlesien,Krakau, Wieliczka, und die Grafschaft Glatz auf einer Reise im Jahr 1791 geschrieben. Erster und zweiter Theil in einem Band.

      Berlin, Maurer, 1792-93 - Mit 1 gefalteten gestochenen Karte, 6 (3 gefalteten, 1 kolorierten) Kupfertafeln und 3 Tabellen. 1 Bl., IV, 450 S., 1 Bl., 426, VII S. Neuer Halblederband mit farbigem Rückenschild. Erste und einzige Ausgabe. - Engelmann 261. Loewe 725. Lipperheide Dfo 5. Griep/Luber 1534: "Zöllner reiste als Begleiter des Barons von Carmer 1791 durch Schlesien und die Grafschaft Glatz. Aus Briefen an seine Frau (mit allgemein länderkundlichem Inhalt und Reiseerlebnissen) sowie Alexander von Humboldt (mit statistischen Einzelheiten) entsteht hier eine halb populär, halb wissenschaftliche Landeskunde von Schlesien." - Enthält auch ausführliche Berichte über den schlesischen Bergbau und die Tuchindustrie sowie über die Universitäten von Breslau und Krakau. - Die Kupfer mit Ansichten von Adersbach, Schreibersau (2), Wartha und Zackenfall sowie 1 kolorierte Trachtentafel. - Teilweise leicht gebräunt (4 Bll. etwas stärker), mit sehr wenigen zeitgenössischen Anmerkungen. - Gutes und vollständiges Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Praktisches Handbuch des deutschen Styles. Erster Theil und zweiter Theil ( = Alles Erschienene )

      Monath- und Kußlerischen Buchhandlung, Nürnberg, Altdorf 1792 - ( Jeweils in erster Ausgabe ) Der erste Band mit XXXII, 254 Seiten; der zweite Band mit 453 Seiten. Jeweils in neueren Pergamentbänden mit marmoriertem Buntpapierbezug und wohl unter Verwendung der alten goldgeprägten Rückenschildchen, 8° ( 17,5 x 10,5 cm ). Inhalt: Beispiele des Geschäfts-Styles - Beispiele des Brief-Styles - Beispiele des Gesprächs-Styles - Beispiele des Geschichts-Styles - Beispiele des Lehr-Styles - Beispiele des Redner-Styles - Beispiele von Übersetzungen. Einbände von guter Erhaltung, beim ersten Band ist das Rückenschildchen beschädigt. Innen wenige Seiten gering stockfleckig. Ingesamt gute, dekorative Exemplare. - selten - ( Gesamtgewicht 550 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        Esame del commercio di prodotti e manifatture e dei mezzi per estenderlo per ottenere l'aumento della popolazione e della produzione dedotto dai fatti seguiti in Toscana. Con la dissertazione che ha avuto l'accessit dall'Accademia dei Georgofili di Firenze nel presente anno di Matteo Biffi Tolomei, patrizio fiorentino. E con il voto del dottor Luigi Tramontani [.].

      - Firenze, nella Stamperia di Pietro Allegrini, 1792, in-8, cartonatura marmorizzata cova con titolo manoscritto su tassello di carta al dorso, pp. [2], VII, [1], 304. Prima edizione. Esemplare con il front. composto in maniera diversa e con il titolo variato rispetto ad altre copie, che recano: "Esame del commercio attivo toscano e dei mezzi di estenderlo per ottenere l'aumento della popolazione e della produzione". Einaudi I, n. 494. Kress, 5380. Bell'esemplare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Fédéraliste

      Paris: Buisson,, 1792. 2 volumes, octavo (195 × 115 mm). Contemporary sheep backed marbled boards, vellum tips. Spines ruled gilt, red morocco labels, worn, sprinkled edges. Library stamps of the Marseille Labour Exchange to endpapers and leaf edges, repeated on vol. 1 page 89 and vol. 2 p, 161. Spine gilding largely eroded, the label to volume 1 missing, spines worn at head. Closed tear to pages 135-136 of volume 2. Occasional spotting and staining, still a good copy. First edition in French, variant issue, of "the most famous and influential American political work" (Howes), and "one of the new nation's most important contributions to the theory of government" (PMM). The collection of 85 essays that came to be known as the Federalist Papers originated in the drive to ratify the Constitution, which was intended to replace the Articles of Confederation and create a more powerful and stable federal government. Ratification occurred on a state-by-state basis, and the essays were conceived by Alexander Hamilton as propaganda in support of the Constitution within New York State. The majority were written by Hamilton, later to become Secretary of the Treasury, and James Madison, "the father of the Constitution" who served as secretary of state under Jefferson and as president between 1809 and 1817. Published under the pseudonym Publius, the first essay in the series appeared on 27 October 1787 in the Independent Journal and continued in that and three other newspapers until 2 April the following year. The first 36 essays were published in book form on 22 March 1788, with the second volume appearing on 28 May, so that essays 78?-85 were published as a book before their appearance in the press. The Federalist Papers have profoundly influenced the interpretation of the Constitution, and have been described by historian Richard B. Morris as an "incomparable exposition of the Constitution, a classic in political science unsurpassed in both breadth and depth by the product of any later American writer" (The Forging of the Union, p. 309). The French translation was the first to appear after the original English language first edition of 1788 and was the first edition to identify the otherwise anonymous authors. Buisson published two versions of this title in 1792, the other one with a lengthy introduction of xxi pages, written by Trudaine de la Sablière. The present copy has that introduction removed, the "Avertissement" leaf being a cancel, reprinted with the verso numbered xxii, beginning the printing of the Constitution. Unusually, in this copy, pages xvii to xxii (leaves b1-3) of Trudaine's introduction have been left in.

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        Goldener Gnaden Fluß. Welcher das kostbahre Perl der Andacht einer Gott liebenden Seele ausgiesset in gegenwärtigen anmuthigen Gebett-Buch durch hierin enthaltene auserlesene Morgen- Abend- Meß- Beicht- und Communion Gebetter. (Wien, J. J. Lidl 1753). 8°. 10 Bll., 266 S., 4 Bll., vollständig in Kupfer gestochen Goldschnitt, reich goldgepr. Ldr. d. Zt. mit Innendeckelvergoldung.

      - Frank-F. 118.- Sehr seltenes Wiener Rokokogebetbuch, ganz in Kupfer gestochen (Titel, Zwischentitel u. Imprimatur in Grün u. Rot) mit reicher kalligraphischer Ausstattung. Neben dem farbig gedruckten Titel in Roulette-Technik auch besonders hübsche Vignetten u. Initialen mit Heiligenfigürchen, biblischen Szenen, etc. sowie ornamentalem, floralem u. kalligraphischem Buchschmuck.- Die ersten 2 Bll. mit Wasserfleck, gering fleckig u. wenige kl. Randläsuren, der schöne Geschenkseinband für Anna Theresia Luber dat. 1792 etw. berieben, Rsch. fehlt.# Completely engraved on copper.

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        L'Abeille Françoise, ou Nouveau Receuil, de morceaux brillans, des auteurs François les plus celebres. Ouvrage utile à ceux qui étudient la langue Françoise, et amusant pour ceux qui la connoissent. A l'usage de l'Université de Cambridge [i.e. Harvard]

      Boston: de l'imprimerie de Belknap et Young, rue de l'Etat, vis-à-vis la Banque Nationale, 1792. FIRST EDITION. Pp. 1-352, i- v, + 3 page list of subscribers (including John Q. Adams). 9-page introduction in French and English in parallel columns, the remaining text in French in a single column. (Some light toning). Contemporary American marbled sheep, the flat spine divided into six compartments by horizontal rolls, title lettered in gilt onto the red morocco label in the second compartment (joints splitting, spine chipped, front free endpaper with section excised). Provenance: early ownership inscription, dated 'Jany. 1793' and priced '6/8', but with the name now scribbled over and unreadable, possibly ending '... ory', which correspond with either 'Amory' or 'Story' in the subscribers list). Very rare first edition, of this early American French-reader designed for use at Harvard, written by Revolutionary War veteran 'Joseph' Nancrede: the first foreign language instructor to be appointed by Harvard. Question: is this the first Harvard foreign language 'text' book? Born near Fontainbleu, Nancrede served in the French army in the Americas from 1779 to about 1785. He enlisted at 18, and was part of Rochambeau's force which came to the aid of Newport in 1780 and in 1781 was at Yorktown as part of the army under the overall control of General Washington. Nancrede stayed in the newly independent United States for a while before returning to France in 1783. He left the French army and returned to the U.S. in late 1785. By 1787 he was serving as 'master of French' at Harvard - the first language instructor ever appointed at Harvard. His intention for the present work was that it should serve as a teaching aid, and an introduction to the glories of French literature. Evidently encouraged by the experience of authoring / editing this work, Nancrede turned to publishing and bookselling as a career in 1794. he published a catalogue of his bookselling stock in 1796. Ultimately unsuccessful, Nancrede sold up and returned to France in 1803, with his children, but without his American wife. He returned to live in Philadelphia in 1812, eventually becoming part of the social circle surrounding Joseph Bonaparte. Nancrede lived on until 1841, having returned to France permanently in 1825. A total of 237 copies were subscribed for, as recorded in list at the back of the present work: the list includes a number of important names, probably headed by future-President John Q. Adams and 'His Excellency John Hancock'. Unsurprisingly, members of many of the 'Boston Brahmin' families (both male and female) are also included.

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