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        TRAITE ELEMENTAIRE DE LA COUPE DES PIERRES OU ART DU TRAIT

      Paris, Joubert. 1792. . Relié, demi-veau, 220 + 270mm, 74pp, 49 planches gravées. Bon état.Titre gravé dans un encadrement et vignette. Ouvrage dans lequel on enfeigne à tracer & à tailler: 1°Les Portes ou Voutes simples; 2° Les arrières- Vouffures; 3° Les Niches; 4° Les Trompes; 5° Les demi- Berceaux fufpendus; 6° Les Joints d'aplomb; 7° Les Arcs de Cloitre; 8° Les Lunettes; 9° Les Voutes d'arète; 10° Les Berceaux tournants; 11° Les Voutes de four; 12° Les Pendentifs; 13° Les Efcaliers à jour; 14° Les Vis- faint- gilles; 15° Les Arches biaifes.

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        ANTICHITA' ASCOLANE ILLUSTRATE CON VARIE DISSERTAZIONI DALL'ABATE GIUSEPPE COLUCCI PATRIZIO CAMERINESE.

      FERMO, DAI TORCHI DELL'AUTORE, 1792Esemplare in buone condizioni, salvo piccole fioriture Legatura di metà Novecento in cartoncino rigido decorato ITALIANO Legatura di metà Novecento  in cartoncino rigido decorato a modo settecentesco"; tirolo in oro su tassello blu al dorso. Frontespizio con titolo inquadrato all'interno di cornicetta tipografica;" 345 pagine numerate, bianco il verso dell'ultima.  4 pagine non numerate per ""Raccolta di XVI tavole in rame"", 1 carta bianca"; 16 tavole fuori testo numerate in romano, incise su rame, molte ripiegate,raffiguranti monumenti, piante e reperti archeologici della città di Ascoli. L'opera, rara e ricercata è un'interessante storia della città di Ascoli redatta dal celebre storiografo Colucci, autore delle monumentali Antichità Picene. Esemplare in buone condizioni, salvo piccole fioriture a diverse carte, dovute alla scarsa qualità della carta usata.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio di R. C]
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        NEW CARPENTERS’ GUIDE, Being A Complete Book of Lines for Carpentry, &c. on Methods Entirely New; Founded on Geometrical Principles, Wherein the Utility of Every Line Will be Fully Exemplified by Practice

      London: Printed for, and Sold by the Author, 1792. First Edition. With a total of 60 finely engraved full-page plates, 40 throughout the general body of the text and 20 additional throughout the Appendix Small Folio , bound in the original and contemporary calf backed marbled boards, the spine decorated with single gilt fillet lines and a red morocco lettering label gilt. vi, 40 pp. + 40 engraved plates + 42 pp. + 20 engraved plates. A very good and pleasing copy in original state. Some spotting to the text-block as is usual VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC TEXT REPLETE WITH FINELY ENGRAVED FULL-PAGE PLATES. The most important book of it’s day for use by carpenters and contractors. This core work, was re-printed many times over throughout the next two centuries. True first editions printed in 1792 are rare.

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        The Coast of Mexico from Laguna De Esmotes to Punta Brava

      London: Robert Sayer, 1792. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 18.75" x 24.25". Map of the west coast of Mexico, with detailed topographical features such as Laguna de Tamiahua and the Bay of Campeche islands. Rhumb lines and a beautifully colored compass rose. From Jefferys' "West India Atlas", originally published by Sayer & Bennett in 1775. Full original margins, minor chipping along bottom edge. Expert repairs to centerfold. Minor stain in right margin.

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        ANTICHITA' ASCOLANE ILLUSTRATE CON VARIE DISSERTAZIONI DALL'ABATE GIUSEPPE COLUCCI PATRIZIO CAMERINESE.

      FERMO, DAI TORCHI DELL'AUTORE, 1792 - Legatura di metà Novecento  in cartoncino rigido decorato a modo settecentesco; tirolo in oro su tassello blu al dorso. Frontespizio con titolo inquadrato all'interno di cornicetta tipografica; 345 pagine numerate, bianco il verso dell'ultima.  4 pagine non numerate per "Raccolta di XVI tavole in rame", 1 carta bianca; 16 tavole fuori testo numerate in romano, incise su rame, molte ripiegate,raffiguranti monumenti, piante e reperti archeologici della città di Ascoli. L'opera, rara e ricercata è un'interessante storia della città di Ascoli redatta dal celebre storiografo Colucci, autore delle monumentali Antichità Picene. Esemplare in buone condizioni, salvo piccole fioriture a diverse carte, dovute alla scarsa qualità della carta usata. 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Encyklopädie der bürgerlichen Baukunst. Hier 1. Theil A-D von eigentlich 5 Bänden.,

      Leipzig, C. Fritsch, 1792 - 8°, X, 675 Seiten und XVI faltbare Kupfertafeln im Anhang, betitelter OHalbledereinband mit Goldprägung - Einbandkanten leicht ber. und best. sonst sehr guter Zustand - 1792. c62737 Sprache: de

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        [THE WORKS], Containing in volume I: THE STATE OF THE PRISONS IN ENGLAND AND WALES, WITH PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS, AND AN ACCOUNT OF SOME FOREIGN PRISONS AND HOSPITALS. And in volume II: AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRINCIPAL LAZARETTOS IN EUROPE; WITH VARIOUS PAPERS RELATIVE TO THE PLAGUE: TOGETHER WITH FURTHER OBSERVATIONS OF SOME FOREIGN PRISONS AND HOSPITALS; AND ADDITIONAL REMARKS ON THE PRESENT STATE OF THOSE IN GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, C. Dilly, and T. Cadell, 1792. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. 311 x 241 mm (12 1/4 x 9 1/2"). Two volumes. Fourth Edition. Pleasing recent retrospective half calf over marbled boards, raised bands, spines with red morocco title labels. Volume I with 22 plates, including 10 folding; volume II with 22 plates, 19 of them folding. Graesse III, 379; Garrison-Morton 1598; PMM 224. Plates with a little faint marginal dampstaining here and there as well as a handful of minor tears (mostly along folds), light offsetting from engravings in first volume, other trivial imperfections, but A REALLY EXCELLENT COPY, the text and plates smooth, clean, and fresh, and the new sympathetic bindings unworn. John Howard (1726-90) was a philanthropist who became a major force in improving the appalling conditions in prisons of his time. As high sheriff of Bedfordshire, Howard insisted on inspecting the local gaol and was dismayed by the squalor he found there; he was also distressed by the tradition of making gaolers dependent upon fees assessed against the prisoners for their livelihood rather than treating them as salaried employees of the county. This practice resulted in many prisoners being wrongly detained because they were unable to pay the fees, and Howard demanded that the county government begin paying gaolers salaries. Challenged by the authorities to find another British prison that did so, he began travelling to prisons all over England. Although he found no counties with salaried gaolers, his travels acquainted him with what he saw as conditions so alarming that he resolved to embark on a campaign of prison reform. His report to the House of Commons in 1774 resulted in the immediate passing of two acts abolishing jailers' fees and setting standards for sanitary practices and treatment of prisoners. Determined to find better methods for administering prisons and reducing recidivism, Howard set off at his own expense to examine the prisons of other European countries. His findings were published in the present "State of Prisons," first published in 1777 and called by "Printing and the Mind of Man" the "first major practical work on the subject." In it, Howard credited the reformatory aspect of prisons in the Low Countries for the lower crime rate there, and made recommendations for implementing similar practices in British prisons. In response, Parliament passed a bill providing for the establishment of two "penitentiaries," where efforts would be made to rehabilitate criminals. Howard continued his travels and inspections, spending £30,000 of his own money. Subsequent editions of the "State of Prisons" issued in 1780 and 1784 incorporated the reports from these endeavors. Our edition was published after Howard's death (from gaol fever, contracted while touring Russian military prisons) as part of a two-volume set of his works. The other volume, "An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe," looks at the conditions both in hospitals dedicated to treatment of "lazars," i.e., persons with "loathsome" diseases like plague, and in the facilities in ports used to quarantine those arriving from infected areas. Howard's dedication to improving the lot of the most unfortunate and forgotten members of society was truly remarkable: when denied access to lazarettos in Venice, he booked passage to the city on a ship with a certificate of "foul health," thus guaranteeing he would be sent to quarantine in a lazaretto and could report on the conditions he found there. In all of his studies of prisons, Howard stressed the importance of cleanliness in ameliorating suffering and preventing further disease. One can find copies of one edition or another of Howard's two main books, but they are uncommonly seen together; our 1792-91 edition of the "Works" seems to be listed only twice by ABPC since 1975.

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        Historisk beskrifning, öfwer Evangeliska Brödernes missions-arbete ibland indianerne uti Norra America. Utigifwen i Barby 1789. Öfwersättning.

      Stockholm, J. Chr. Holmberg, 1792. Tre delar bundna i en volym, (22) + 227 + 1 blank + 212-543 + 1 blank + (3) + 548-872 + (1) + 1 blank. Samtida halvskinnband med guldornerad rygg med fem upphöjda bind. Enstaka brunfläckar. Gamla namnteckningar och tillskrifter på försättsbladet och pärmarnas insidor

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        The Fool of Quality or, the History of Henry Earl of Moreland

      Millar, Strand, and Doig, Royal Exchange, Edinburgh, 1792. Leather Bound. Good. 12mo. 6¾" x 7¾". Full leather. Complete five volume set. Six compartments, six gilt bands. Clean, unmarked pages. Stamp indicating owner "T. Cheshire" on inpage of each volume. Rubbing to corners and spine. Mild discoloration to inside boards and inpages. Minor chipping to spine edges. Cracking to spines. One of the more reputable novels by the Irish writer Henry Brooke. The plot is an account of the doings of young Harry Clinton, who, rejected by his decadent and aristocratic father, is educated on enlightened principles by his philanthropic uncle. The innocent yet wise hero does his best to better the lot of the unfortunate Hammel Clement and his family, and other deserving cases, in the intervals between the authors frequent philosophical digressions and commentaries on the action. Rarely available as a complete set, this collection is well-preserved and in exceptional condition.

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        LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, Comprising the Constitution, and the Acts of the Legislature, since the Revolution, from the First to the Twentieth Session, Inclusive. (In 3 Volumes, Complete)

      New York: Thomas Greenleaf, 1792, 1797. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Vol.I (1792) 511 pages, Vol. II (1792) 521 pages + List of Subscribers Names, Vol. III (1797) 525 pages. Each volume 5 1/2 x 8 in. high. Full calf binding with leather labels on spine. Condition of the books is GOOD; Leather labels on vols. I & III have fallen off, but are included, covers scuffed and slightly warped, front cover of vol. III detached, small amount of old wormholes on end papers of vols. I & III, does not affect text. Previous owner's name (David B. Ogden) stamped on front covers & end papers. Light foxing, water stains & yellowing throughout, does not affect legibility.

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        'Hints Respecting Botany Bay' [in] Miscellanies in Prose and VerseÖ

      Edinburgh,: J. Robertson, 1792.. Octavo, 336 pp.; a very good copy in nineteenth-century half calf over marbled boards, rubbed. Rare, with an early essay on Botany Bay by a Scottish judge and therefore providing some insight into the reaction of the legal profession to the realities of transportation: 'the Botany-bay scheme is the most absurd, prodigal and impracticable vision that ever intoxicated the mind of man.'Lord Gardenstone (1721-1793) was a distinguished judge, bon vivant and a wonderful eccentric noted for his fondness for pigs: he was 'distinguished for his conviviality, at a period when, especially in Scotland, it must be admitted that real proficiency was requisite to procure fame in that qualification' (Robert Chambers, A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen, 1835). He also found time to be an occasional writer, and this is a charming selection of some of his pensÈes and poems, which unsurprisingly includes a rollicking ode 'On Hard Drinking.'In his 'Hints on Botany Bay', Lord Gardenstone takes as his starting point the contemporary reports that some 2029 convicts had been transported prior to 18 March 1791, at a cost of £374,000 beside some unrecorded "contingencies". He was astounded by the excessively high cost of hundreds of pounds per convict, especially when there was no hint that the costs would abate; Gardenstone recommended instead the adoption of the Panopticon as devised by the great penal theorist Jeremy Bentham. To those who would argue that the colony would become quickly self-sufficient, he noted that such dreams of agriculture in Sydney were unconvincing when one realised that Governor Phillip's exploring party took five days 'to penetrate thirty miles into the desart' - evidence, by the way, that he had read Phillip's account.This is the second edition, although copies of the first edition appear to be very thin on the ground indeed (no copy of any first edition is recorded by the English Short Title Catalogue, suggesting that the "first" edition may well be a publisher's puff). Ferguson recorded copies of this second edition in the Mitchell Library and the National Library of Australia.Ferguson, 136.

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        Tratado del real derecho de las medias-anatas seculares y del servicio de lanzas á que estan obligados los titulos de Castilla. Orígen histórico de este juzgado en el reyno del Perú. Reglas con que se administran estos ramos en ambas Américas, conformes en la mayor parte á las que estan prescritas en España para su adeudo y recaudacion. Con tres apéndices: el primero contiene un catálogo alfabético de los títulos exîstentes en aquel vireynato, sus creaciones respectivas y actuales poseedores. El segundo las reglas generales de media-anata insertas en la Real cédula de 3 julio de 1664. Y el tercero las reales órdenes y cédulas que se han expedido para el mejor régimen y gobierno de ambos derechos

      Madrid: En la Oficina de Don Benito Cano, 1792. First edition. Contemporary calf with marbled endpapers, morocco spine label, all edges red. Spine ends worn, part of one compartment damaged, boards scuffed with occasional loss, museum bookplate and penciled accession numbers on front pastedown, binding quite solid, leaves clean, impressions sharp, contents very good. 4to. Illus. with 1 folding table. A major treatise on the laws of inheritance as well an important work on many levels, so much so, that Medina, in his Biblioteca Hispano-Chilena, devoted over eight pages to it. Rezabal y Ugarte provides the history of the court system in the Viceroyalty of Peru; it relates the court system in Peru to that of Spain; it provides an alphabetical list of all titles of nobility in Peru, along with their origins; and it supplies an inventory of all regulations relating to inheritances. The author was one of the most distinguished judges in both Chile and Peru. He became Honorary Judge of the Real Audiencia, Lima, in 1786, having spent some years following 1777, in Santiago de Chile as a criminal judge. At the time he published this classic compilation, he was the Senior Judge of the Royal Audiencia in Cuzco. He was also the author of "Bibliotheca de los escritores que han sido individuos de los seis Colegios Mayores" (Madrid, 1805). Provenance: Bookplate of Ex Museo del Montino. Medina BHC 639; Palau 265986; Sabin 70462. Leclerc 1304. Moreno: Biblioteca peruana I, 1643.

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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.. 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. First edition.

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        Kongl. Maj:ts och Rikets Swea Hof=Rätts Protokoller

      - Uti Undersökningsmålet, rörande det, å Högstsalig Hans Maj:t Konung Gustaf den III:dje, Glorwyrdigst i Åminnelse, föröfwade mord, samt hwad dermed gemenskap äger; hållne I Stockholm År 1792. + Kongl. Maj:ts och Rikets Swea Hof=Rätts Utslag Öfwer Capitainen Jacob Johan Ankarström, Gifwet i Stockholm d. 16 April 1792. + Kongl. Maj:ts och Rikets Swea HoF=Rätts Ytterligare Utslag, Uti det derstädes, til Ransakning och omedelbart afdömande förekomne högmål, angående det, å Högstsalig Hans Kongl. Maj:t, Konung Gustaf den III:dje, Glorwyrdigst i Åminnelse, föröfwade Mord, och hwad dermed gemenskap haft. Gifwit och afsagt i Stockholm den 24 Maji 1792. + Protocoller, Hållne uti Kongl. Maj:ts Högste Domstol Eller Justitiae-Revision, Med dertil hörande Handlingar, rörande det, å Högstsalig Hans Maj:t, Konung Gustaf den III:dje, Glorwyrdigst i Åminnelse, föröfwade mord. Stockholm, Anders Zetterberg, 1792. (De tre första arbeterna utan tryckår). 4:o. 579,(1 blank); 16; 48; 108 s. Samtida halvskinnband i kalv, rygg med fem upphöjda bind, beige titeletikett. Lagad reva vid ryggens huvud. Tredje arbetet med litet brännhål på titelblad samt litet hål sidan 23/24 med förlust av en bokstav. 45 mm reva sidan 19/20 lagad me japanpapper samt två blad med pappersförlust i marginalen beroende av för små tryckark. 22 x 18 cm.[#56831]

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        The Whole Genuine and Complete Works Of Flavius Josephus The Learned And Authentic Jewish Historian

      NY: William Durell, 1792. 1st American Edition. Full Leather. Good+. Folio. Also A Continuation Of The history Of The Jews From Josephus Down to The Present Time. by George Henry Maynard. Complete with all 57 full page engravings and 3 maps. Rebacked crudely. Well foxed throughout.

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        De Viribus Electricitatis In Motu Musculari

      Modena, Apud Societatem Typographicum,, 1792. Commentarius cum Joannis Aldini dissertatione et notis. Accesserunt Epistolae ad animalis electricitatis theoriam pertinentes. Quarto (277 × 192 mm). Early nineteenth-century calf-backed boards. Housed in a green flat back cloth solander box made by The Chelsea Bindery. 3 folding engraved plates. Manuscript index at the end. Extremities rubbed, title-page and a few other pages lightly spotted, K1 on a guard, a good firm copy. First separate edition, first issue with caption "E" in fig. 22 uncorrected, printed in black. Galvani's theory of "animal electricity" demonstrated the main phenomenon of galvanism: "the production of electric current from the contact of two different metals in a moist environment" (DSB). Galvani, however, did not interpret his experiments in this way, but instead saw them as confirmation of the eighteenth-century theory that animals contain in their muscles and nerves a fluid similar to electricity. His theory was first published in 1791, in volume 7 of De Bononiensi scientiarum et artium instituto atque academia. This separate edition was edited by Giovanni Aldini, Galvani's nephew, who included his own theory of animal electricity in his preface. The plates are found printed in either sanguine or black, with most of the plates in sanguine in their first, uncorrected state, leading Fulton and Stanton to claim priority for the sanguine issue. However, the present copy is one of a few to contain the plates in their first, uncorrected state and in black.

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        Memoir of a Map of Ireland; Illustrating the Topography of That Kingdom, and Containing a Short Account of Its Present State, Civil and Ecclesiastical; with a Complete Index to the Map

      Printed and Sold By William Slater and William Allen, Dame Street,, Dublin 1792 - Pp.(12), xvii, 147, 71. Folded map of Ireland handcoloured in outline.This book is in effect an index to the large Map of Ireland by Beaufort which is not included here. Errata sheet loosely inserted. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Collection of Views of Gentlemen's Seats, Castles, and Romantick Places in North Wales

      London: John and Joseph Boydell, 1792 Drawn and Engraved by eminent artists. In full brown leather with gilt tooling to edges, corners and edges a little bumped and worn. Spine has been replaced, gilt tooling and title. Internally, marbled end papers, title page, 16 B&W plates, tissue guarded & full page, dated 1792/1795, mostly by Moses Griffith, most with a leaf of descriptive text. Oblong 28*21cm. Very similar to Sir Colt Hoare's later work, but better! (ESTC N28006. Lowndes 248)

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        Rare 1792 Purcell Map - New State of Franklin

      1792. Other Other. Good. Purcell, Joseph. London, 1792. Single sheet, 13 x 16 inches. Good. A Map of the States of Virginia, NC, SC, and Georgia; (Comprehending the Spanish Provinces of East and West Florida: Exhibiting the Boundaries as Fixed by the late Treaty of Peace Between the United States and the Spanish Dominions. JOHN STOCKDALE (FOR MORSE'S GEOGRAPHY). Landmark map of early Southeastern US just prior to Kentucky statehood. Excellent depiction of rivers, Indians, 'Cumberland Settlements' and others, trails, Gulf Stream, etc... Small tape repair in left border. Foxing along some folds. Published by N/A

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        Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke’s Attack on the French Revolution. [with] . Part the Second. Combing Principle and Practice. [and] The Decline & Fall of the English System of Finance.

      London: Rights of Man Printed for the Booksellers; Finance T. Batchelar ; 1817 1792 - Three volumes bound in one. 12mo. 82; 119, (5); 35, (1) pp. Early 19th century red half roan over marbled boards, spine flat with gilt rules, lettered to one panel. Light wear to extremities, all three title pages slightly grubby, the blank verso of the final leaf with some old faint pencilled scribbling, a very good copy. Cf. Gimbel pp. 100 & 103 for variants of the first two works bearing the same imprint, the third work not recorded by him.

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        Delle strade romane che passavano anticamente pel Mantovano. Dissertazione letta alla R. Accademia di Mantova dal conte Giacomo Filiasi socio della medesima.

      Stamperia di Salvatore Costa e Compagno, Guastalla 1792 - In 16, pp. 221 + (2) di errata + (1). Danni al dorso con qualche mancanza. Legatura in mz. pl. coeva. Il volume è completo ma alcune pagine non sono state montate nella corretta successione numerica. Dopo pagina 112, invece di esserci la successiva, ci sonole pp.da 145 a 160, quindi compaiono le pp. da 113 a 144, poi da 161 fino alla fine. Rarissima opera in edizione originale sulle strade romane del Mantovano: "Il Ch. Sig. Conte Giacomo Filiasi nella sua erudita ed ingegnosa Dissertazione delle Strade Romane che passavano anticamente pel Mantovano, stampata in Guastalla nel 1792. con assai buone ragioni si fa a provare che tre strade militari toccavano una volta il Mantovano, cioè la Via Postumia la quale dalle Alpi Giulie del Friuli, per Odetzo, Vicenza, Verona, Cremona, Piacenza ec. terminava al Lido Ligustico. l'altra da lui detta Emilia Altinate (diversa da quella che da Rimini conduceva a Piacenza) la quale a Modena staccandosi dall'Emilia volgeva a settentrione, e pei contorni della Mirandola e di Quarantola veniva a Sermide, ove tragittavasi il Po e indi pel Polesine Veneziano passava a Padova ed Altino, e terminava ad Aquileja; la terza, ch'ei nomina Claudia Augusta Ostigliese, la quale dalle Rive del Danubio traversando 1'Allemagna veniva a Verona, indi ad Ostiglia, ove terminava sulle rive del Po, e donde egli crede che dall'Imp. Claudio successore di Caligola fosse condotta a unirsi all'Emilia." (Tiraboschi, Dizionario topografico, II, p. 399). ITA

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        The Robbers

      London - G. G.J. and J. Robinsons, 1792 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce edition of The Robbers translated from the German by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759 - 1805), a German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright. First edition in English. The Robbers was the first drama by German playwright Friedrich Schiller. It was written towards the end of the German Sturm und Drang 'Storm and Stress' movement and has been considered by many critics to have influenced the development of European melodrama. Condition: Rebound in a half calf binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, smart but minor slight wear to extremities and slight marks to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with the odd spot and handling mark and a slight tidemark to half title. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        The Works of Jonathan Richardson. Containing I. The Theory of Painting. II. Essay on the Art of Criticism, (so Far as it Relates to painting). III. The Science of a Connoisseur

      London: T. And J. Egerton, 1792. A New edition, corrected, with Additions of an Essay on the Knowledge of Prints, and Cautions to Collectors. Ornamented with Portraits by Worlidge, &c. of the most eminent Painters mentioned. 287 pages with 12 plates all tinted red. Full calf with gilt stamping. Corners slightly bumped, professionally respined. Very attractive.. New Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good-. Lg 8vo.

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        The American geography; or, A view of the present situation of the United States of America containing astronomical geography, geographical definitions, discovery, and general description of America and the United States . . . with a particular description of Kentucky, the Western territory, and Vermont . . . to which is added, an abridgment of the geography of the British, Spanish, French and Dutch dominions in America and the West Indies

      London: printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly, MDCCXCII. [1792]. Second Edition. Half-Calf. Fine. Thick 8vo: xvi,536pp, with two large folding maps (States of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, Comprehending the Spanish Provinces of East and West Florida . . . by Joseph Purcell; and Northern and Middle States, comprehending the Western Territory and the British Dominions in North America from the best Authorities )and Evans's [folding] polymetric table of America, corrected and improved, shewing the distances between principal towns. Early Essay of the two fold-out maps. Maps fine condition, . Contemporary half-calf, flat spine in six compartments divided by gilt rules, marbled paper-covered boards, red morocco lettering piece gilt, edges speckled brown, plain period end papers. An altogether superior example, tightly bound, text pristine, the splendid maps on heavy stock correctly folded and free of tears and stains. Howes M840; Siebert sale, lot 203. Sabin 50924. & Second Edition of this paean to the progress of the new American nation by the Father of American Geography, containing "much curious reading which will never become obsolete." (J. R. Smith, Bibliotheca Americana, 1619) Dissatisfied with the treatment of America in British geographies, Morse, clergyman, geographer, and father of inventor Samuel Morse, wrote this first textbook on American geography. In addition to expounding authoritatively on geography, he rebutted certain racist views published in the Encyclopædia Britannica concerning Native American peoples (for instance, that their women were "slavish" and that their skins and skulls were thicker than those of other humans). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Oracoli Auguri, Aruspici, Sibille, Indovini, della Religione Pagana Tratto da Antichissimi Monumenti, o Sulle Traccie Della Storia Delineata dal celbre Jacopo Guarana, ed incisi in rame dai pou esperti Viniziani artefici

      Venezia, 1792. A bit dust soiled, some rubbing to edges, interior superb with only”Sibylla Delphica” and “Erythrae Sibilla” with smallish brown spots mostly in margin. Folio.

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        Coltivazione e Governo del Lino Marzuolo

      Fine engraved title & 12 finely engraved plates. 1 p.l., viii, 80 pp. Large 4to, orig. semi-stiff boards, many edges uncut. Vicenza: D. Bardella, 1792. First edition of this handsomely illustrated work which describes the cultivation of the land to grow flax, and the entire process -- harvesting, retting, breaking, scutching, cleaning, spinning, weaving, and bleaching -- of flax to manufacture linen. The twelve plates depict methods of cultivation and processing of flax, including the tools employed and workers in contemporary dress. Flax was, without any competitor, the most important of all vegetable fibers until the close of the 18th century when cotton took its place as the supreme vegetable fiber of commerce. Trecco (1747-1830), abbot at the cathedral at Vicenza, was greatly interested in improving the agricultural methods used in Italy. His tireless efforts won him considerable local fame. Fine and handsome copy in original state. .

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        A voyage to Madagascar, and the East Indies : By the Abbe Rochon, Member of the Academies of Sciences of Paris and Petersburgh, Astronomer of the Marine, Keeper of the King's Philosophical Cabinet, Inspector of Machines, Money, &c. Translated from the Fre

      London: printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row, 1792. Collation, xlix+3+475pp, folding map. Recently rebound in full calf, raised bands, gilt lines and title lettering. Binding in excellent condition without any wear. Internally, contents holding firm, with no loose pages, occasional light tanning, occasional dust marking, map repaired, dusty with light stain mark. Pages in good condition throughout. A very good copy, in a fine binding.Book measures 15x24cm. Rochon was appointed astronomer of the marine in 1766, and two years later was sent to the East Indies to conduct a hydrographic survey of the Indian Ocean. His account of Madagascar was written with a view to showing the advantages which might be derived from French settlements there.A57. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        English Entomologist

      Original edition, 42 hand coloured pls of insects 2 plain pls. of medals. English and French text. 1792, folio (34x25cms) Clean copy, bound in modern buckram..

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        The American geography; or, A view of the present situation of the United States of America containing astronomical geography, geographical definitions, discovery, and general description of America and the United States . . . with a particular description of Kentucky, the Western territory, and Vermont . . . to which is added, an abridgment of the geography of the British, Spanish, French and Dutch dominions in America and the West Indies . . .

      printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly MDCCXCII. [1792], London - Thick 8vo: xvi,536pp, with two large folding maps (States of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, Comprehending the Spanish Provinces of East and West Florida . . . by Joseph Purcell; and Northern and Middle States, comprehending the Western Territory and the British Dominions in North America from the best Authorities )and Evans's [folding] polymetric table of America, corrected and improved, shewing the distances between principal towns. Early Essay of the two fold-out maps. Maps fine condition, . Contemporary half-calf, flat spine in six compartments divided by gilt rules, marbled paper-covered boards, red morocco lettering piece gilt, edges speckled brown, plain period end papers. An altogether superior example, tightly bound, text pristine, the splendid maps on heavy stock correctly folded and free of tears and stains. Howes M840; Siebert sale, lot 203. Sabin 50924. Second Edition of this paean to the progress of the new American nation by the Father of American Geography, containing "much curious reading which will never become obsolete." (J. R. Smith, Bibliotheca Americana, 1619) Dissatisfied with the treatment of America in British geographies, Morse, clergyman, geographer, and father of inventor Samuel Morse, wrote this first textbook on American geography. In addition to expounding authoritatively on geography, he rebutted certain racist views published in the Encyclopædia Britannica concerning Native American peoples (for instance, that their women were "slavish" and that their skins and skulls were thicker than those of other humans). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Picturesque views on the river Thames, from its source in Glocestershire to the Nore; with observations on the public buildings and other works of art in its vicinity

      London: T. & J. Egerton, 1792. 4to (25 cm, 9.8"). 2 vols. I: Add. engr. t.-p., xvi, 209, [3] pp.; 1 map, 27 plts., illus. II: Add. engr. t.-p., viii (incl. t.-p.), 258, [4] pp.; 1 map, 25 plts., illus. First edition of Ireland's guidebook to the architectural, botanical, artistic, and historical pleasures to be found along the Thames, featuring assorted poetical digressions as well as descriptions of the splendor of Blenheim Castle and other castles and manors, the disrepair of London Bridge, and paintings by Rubens and Holbein. The two volumes are copiously illustrated with 52 aquatint plates engraved by C. Apostool after drawings by Ireland, 2 maps, and a number of in-text cuts. ESTC T2691; Abbey, Scenery, 430. Period-style quarter calf over marbled paper–covered sides, spines with gilt-stamped leather title and author labels, gilt-ruled raised bands, and gilt-stamped decorations in compartments. Versos only of half-titles, title-pages, and a few other leaves stamped by a now-defunct institution. Plates lightly to moderately spotted, with some instances of light offsetting to pages around plates. Pages faintly age-toned, with edges untrimmed; one leaf with lower outer corner torn away, not touching text. This supplies both handsome, interesting pictures and good, now quaint reading.

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        [Trompe l'oeil of paper money and other printed financial ephemera]

      circa 1792. Engraving, coloured by hand, by Tardieu, after Gatteaux. 22 7/8 x 19 5/16 inches. Gatteaux was a sculptor and medallist; among his accomplishments was the invention of a machine for duplicating sculpture. He also designed and engraved paper money, lottery tickets, tax stamps and other official and legal paper, of the sort represented here, which may be examples of his work. Included are paper currency of various issues during the early years of the Republic, centered on an amusing engraving of a beggar, a symbolic warning to those who would put their trust in such ephemeral guarantors of wealth. The trompe l'oeil theme, generally a casual arrangement of printed paper, letters, playing cards, drawings and watercolors (frequently against a specific background, with the whole occupying a very shallow pictorial space), enjoyed an enduring popularity in Europe as a sub-genre of still-life. There are examples from many countries in many media, watercolor being the most usual, though an important and early exception is Wallerant Vaillant's 1658 oil on canvas Letter Rack [now in the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden]. In the United States, an early example in the genre was the architect Benjamin Latrobe's watercolor Breakfast Equipage of the "Eliza"(Maryland Historical Society), dated 1795, within a few years of the probable date of execution of the present work. The "letter-rack", developed in oils by William M. Harnett and John F. Peto, became the dominant theme of this genre in America. The engraver could be any of several members of the Tardieu family, which spread over three generations of French 18th-century printmaking and were active in all areas of the industry. The most likely choices are: Jean Baptiste Tardieu (1768-1837), Jean Baptiste Pierre Tardieu (1746-1816) or Pierre Alexandre Tardieu (1756-1844).

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        Les stratagèmes des échecs, ou collection des cours d'échecs les plus brillans et les plus curieux, tant dans la partie ordinaire que dans les différentes parties composées; tirés des meilleurs auteurs, et dont plusieurs n'ont point encore été pub

      Jean-André Fischer, for Amand König 2 volumes in one: 93+[1 blank] pages with tables, engraved plate in the text volume; 122 page of color diagrams. Sextodecimo (4 3/4" x 4") bound in period leather with gilt stamping to spine and red spine label. First chess book to be published in color. Date reads X after the French revolution started publishing with the date I in 1792.(Schaakboekerij Niemeijer 1788); (Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:2152); (Rimington-Wilson 991-994); (Anton Schmid, Lit. des Schachspiels, page 325) First edition.First edition of a fine chess manual, a classic in its field, the plates here beautifully colored by hand. The engraved plate in the text volume of a chess board with all chess pieces set up in the starting position, the fields colored in white and gold and the pieces in red and black, the gold and red colored by hand (opposite page 28), and 120 engraved plates with similarly hand colored chess boards depicting chess problems in the plates volume. The tables with the full proceedings of all the chess games, illustrated on the engraved plates, are given in the text volume, accompanied by short explanations and the book starts with a general exposition of the rules of the game. In the first volume is Cerutti's poem on chess. Stamma is pillaged in this work. The work was published simultaneously at Strasbourg in German translation, and in 1816 it was translated into English. All these editions were several times republished as well, all through the 19th century.

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        Tratado del Real Derecho de las Medias-Anatas Seculares

      1792. Rezabal (Rezabel) y Ugarte, Jose de [d. 1800]. Tratado del Real Derecho de las Medias-Anatas Seculares: y del Servicio de Lanzas a que Estan Obligados los Titulos 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: El Primero Contiene un Catalogo Alfabetico de los Titulos Existentes en Aquel Vireynato, Sus Creaciones Respectivas y Actuales Poseedores. El Segundo las Reglas Generales de Media-Anata Insertas en la Real Cedula de 3 Julio de 1664. Y el Tercero las Reales Ordenes y Cedulas que se Han Expedido Para el Mejor Regimen y Gobierno de Ambos Derechos. Madrid: En la Oficina de B. Cano, 1792. [xvi], 252 pp. Fold-out table. Folio (11-1/2" x 8"). Contemporary sheep treated to look like tree calf, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, rouged edges, ribbon marker, marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to extremities with minor chipping to head of spine, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges cracked. Early owner bookplate and signature to verso of title page with some bleed-through and offsetting, interior otherwise fresh. * Only edition. This is a treatise on inheritance law and taxation in the Viceroyalty of Peru. The author was the senior judge in Cusco. It includes a detailed catalogue of all Spanish titles of nobility in Peru and contains a good deal of information relating to native South Americans and people of mixed Spanish-native blood. Indeed, it is an important source for its information on the legal status of these people and is included in the CD-ROM collection Textos Clasicos de Literatura Juridica Indiana (Madrid, 1999). OCLC locates 14 copies, 11 in North America, 1 in a law library (Library of Congress). Palau, Manual del Librero Hispanoamericano 265986.

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        VOYAGES TO THE COAST OF AFRICA, By Mess. Saugnier and Brisson: Containing an Account of Their Shipwreck on Board Different Vessels, and Subsequent Slavery, and Interesting Details of The Manners of the Arabs of The Desert, and of The Slave Trade

      London: G.G.J. & J. Robinson, 1792. pp; [viii], viii, [1] folding map, 1-500, [2] blank. Full brown leather boards, gilt trim, red title piece and gilt lettering on the spine. A very good copy in full calf binding. A primary source of African history and the Slave Trade. The text includes accounts of the shipwreck of both authors and their subsequent experiences as captives of Arab slavers. The authors didn't lack a sense of humour in their descriptions of the rather hostile environment in which they found themselves. They noted for example, that "...this charming country has one advantage, which is, if a man became tired of life he may easily terminate his existence without committing the crime of suicide". The front spine has cracked near the base and there is wear to the leather on the spine and the edges of the boards. In addition, the ends of the spine have worn to the headband. A copy of the truly scarce first edition of this important book on African history.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Paul et Virginie A Paris

      (Paris): Chez Janet, Successeur du Sieur Jubet, (1792). First edition.. Hardcover. Fine. 15 x 24 mm. (about ¾' by 1"). 64pp . Illustrated. With Almanac for 1793. Contemporary full leather. Boards and spine tooled in gilt, also tooled with 'Libert Egalit" on the upper board and crossed swords on the lower. All edges gilt. A fine copy. Rare. Not found in Gumuchian; Welsh #5483 (under 'Paul et Virginia';

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        Map of France, Divided into Metro Circle, Departments and Districts as decreed by the National Assembly January 15, 1790

      London: Published by Wm. Faden, October 1, 1792. (MAP) Image 20 x 23-1/2 inches, framed to 25-1/2 x 29-1/2 inches overall. Hand colored copper engraving by William Faden. Fine

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        LOI, N° 2309, RELATIVE A L'ADMINISTRATION DES BIENS QUI COMPOSOIENT UNE PARTIE DES REVENUS DE LA LISTE CIVILE

      Imprimerie Nationale, Paris 1792 - RO40234592: 3 pages. Signature de Danton, tampon révolutionnaire rouge et annotations d'époque (certification) en dernière par. Petits manques sur les coins supérieurs du fait de la mouillure (sans altération de la lecture). Du 6 sept. août 1792, l'an IVe de la Liberté. En IV Articles. In-8 En feuillets. Etat d'usage. Livré sans Couverture. Dos satisfaisant. Mouillures Classification Dewey : 97.2-Dédicace, envoi [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        VOYAGE DANS LES TROIS ROYAUMES D'ANGLETERRE, D'ECOSSE ET D'IRLANDE, FAIT EN 1788 ET 1789. OUVRAGE DANS LEQUEL ON TROUVE TOUT CE QU'IL Y A DE PLUS INTERESSANT SUR LES MOEURS DES HABITANS DE LA GRANDE-BRETAGNE, LEUR POPULATION, LEURS OPINIONS RELIGIEUSES, LEURS PREJUGES, LEURS USAGES, LEUR CONSTITUTION POLITIQUE, LEURS FORCES DE TERRE ET DE MER, LES PROGRES QU'ILS ONT FAITS DANS LES ARTS ET DANS LES SCIENCES, AVEC DES ANECDOTES AUSSI PIQUANTES QUE PHILOSOPHIQUES. PAR LE CITOYEN CHANTREAU. AVEC TROIS CARTES ET SIX GRAVURES EN TAILLE-DOUCE.

      CHEZ BRIAND, LIBRAIRE. 1792 - 3 TOMES EN 3 VOLUMES IN-8 (13 X 20 X 8,5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE (4) + II + 388, (4) + 364 ET (4) +342 PAGES, RELIURE D'EPOQUE 1/2 BASANE HAVANE AVEC COINS RENFORCES EN VELIN, DOS LISSE ORNE D'UN DECOR DE FLEURONS DORES, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN BRUN ET VERT, TRANCHES MOUCHETEES. ILLUSTRE DE 3 CARTES REPLIEES ET DE 6 PLANCHES HORS TEXTE. EDITION ORIGINALE ET UNIQUE EDITION. PETITES TRACES D'USURE EXTERIEURE SANS AUCUNE GRAVITE, SINON BON EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Imitations of Original Drawings by Hans Holbein,

      London: W. Bulmer for the editor,, 1792-1800. in the Collection of his Majesty, for the Portraits of Illustrious Persons of the Court of Henry VIII. Edited by John Chamberlaine. Folio (540 × 403 mm). Contemporary calf, title gilt directly to the spine, flat bands with gilt roundel and Greek key rolls, compartments gilt with floral and foliate tools, boards with broad rolled gilt panel of overlapped drawer-handle tools between saw-tooth rolls, zig-zag edge-roll, all edges gilt, wide turn-ins with gilt palmette roll, foliate corner-pieces, dun endpapers. 83 stipple-engraved plates printed in colour, 65 on pink paper, 50 of these mounted, 4 on greyish paper mounted, one plate with 2 hand-coloured engravings - listed as plates 75 and 76 in Abbey's plates-count - the last 10 plates being unlettered proofs. Skilfully rebacked with the original spine laid down and the corners restored, a little rubbed overall, and with some craquelure to edges of boards, free endpapers browned at margins from turn-ins, internally some browning, 2 plain paper plates (Judge More and Warham) particularly foxed, one plate on pink paper (Jane Seymour) split a short way along the plate-mark, 2 mounted plates loose, but remains a handsome copy. First edition, "surely the finest early example of English colour printing" (Ray). Abbey notes that the plates "are all by Bartolozzi with the exception of three by C. Metz, and one by C. Knight … In every way a splendid book, the colour printing reproducing with extraordinary fidelity the original designs: the biographical notices are by Edmund Lodge." The book was reissued in a reduced size of demy quarto in 1812, and again in 1828.

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        The Works of the British Poets - With Prefaces Biographical and Critical

      London: John and Arthur Arch and for Bell and Bradfute and J. Mundell and Co., 1792. Fourteen volumes complete - Volume One - [4], 728pp; Volume Two - 762pp; Volume Three - 756pp; Volume Four - 838pp; Volume Five - 728pp; Volume Six - xii, 780pp; Volume Seven - viii, 796pp; Volume Eight - xvi, 878pp; Volume Nine - xviii, 916pp; Volume Ten - xx, 1008pp; Volume Eleven - xxiv, 1250pp; Volume Twelve - xi, 880pp; Volume Thirteen - 828pp and Volume Fourteen - 866pp, 16pp adverts. Uniform full mottled calf, later rebacked, title and volume in gilt to spines, gilt borders to covers, with gilt roll to edges and inner edges. Rubbed, especially to outer joints, though all joints holding well, corners bumped and worn, occasional chipping to headpieces, though generally in good order. Internally all joints reinforced with old cloth tape, some light browning, light foxing and light water staining throughout all volumes, but generally in decent order. All volumes have an additional engraved title with attractive vignettes, volumes 12-14 lack the letterpress title (if called for) as estc notes "volumes 1-11 have their own titlepages dated from 1792-1795" (estcT2891), not mentioning volumes 12-14 though estc T152376 notes that "Each volume has an additional engraved titlepage" suggesting a letterpress title is called for in all volumes. Volume 14 wasn't printed until 1807. Quite a comprehensive overview of English poetry, poets covered include Chaucer, Surrey, Sackville, Spenser, Shakespeare, Drayton, Carew, Suckling, Donne, Daniel, Browne, Fletcher, F., Fletcher, G. Jonson, Drummond, Crashaw, Davenant, Milton, Cowley, Waller, Butler, Denheam, Dryden, Rochester, Roscommun, Otway, Pomfret, Stepney, Philips, Walsh, Smith, Duke, King, Sprat, Halifax, Parnell, Garth, Rowe, Addison, Hughes, Sheffield, Prior, Congreve, Blackmore, Fenton, Granville, Yalden, Pope, Gay, Tickell, Somerville, Parrison, Hammond, Savage, Hill, Broome, Pitt, Blair, Swift, Thomson, Watts, Hamilton, Philips, West, Collins, Dyer, Shenstone, Mallet, Akenside, Harte, Young, Wilkie, Dodsley, Smart, Langhorne, Bruce, Chatterton, Graeme, Glover, Shaw, Lovibond, Penrose, Mickle, Jago, Scott, Johnson, Whitehead, Jenyns, Logan, Warton, Cotton, Blacklock, Pope's Iliad, Pope's Odyssey, West's Pindar, Dryden's Virgil, Dryden's Persius, Dryden's Juvenal, Pitt's Aeneid, Rowe's Lucan, Homer's Hymn to Ceres, Pindar's Odes Omitted by West, Cooke's Hesiod, Fawke's Theocritus, Anacreon, Sappho, Bion, Moschus, Fawke's Musaeus, Apollonius Rhodius, Creech's Lucretius and Grainger's Tibullus. First Thus. Full Calf. Good. 8vo.

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

      Paris: Chez Mongie, Libraire, Au Palais-Royal, Fous Le Arcades De Bois, 1792. 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.. 12mo.

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        LE FÉDÉRALISTE, OU COLLECTION DE QUELQUES ÉCRITS EN FAVEUR DE LA CONSTITUTION PROPOSÉE AUX ÉTATS-UNIS DE L'AMÉRIQUE, PAR LA CONVENTION CONVOQUÉE EN 1787

      Paris: Chez Buisson, 1792.. Two volumes. [5],xxii-lii,366; [4],511pp. Half title in each volume. Contemporary French speckled calf, spines gilt, gilt morocco labels. A few instances of neat, contemporary ink marginalia. Light staining in upper margin of second half of first volume. Overall, a very handsome set, in lovely original condition. First French edition, variant issue, of this classic of American political theory. This is also the first edition to identify the otherwise anonymous authors, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. Another French edition, with a long introduction by M. Trudaine de la Sablière, the French translator, was also published by Buisson in 1792, and its omission explains the pagination in the present item. The present variant retains the original titlepage, with John Jay's name misspelled as "Gay," and uses the same sheets from the other 1792 printing. This French translation was the first to appear after the original first printing of 1788, in accord with the definite sympathies which existed between the two countries. HOWES H114, "aa." SABIN 23993. FORD 18. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 19. PRINTING & THE MIND OF MAN 234.

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        Plan of the City of Washington

      Washington: U. S. Senate, [no date, originally 1792, but 1852]. Engraved by Samuel Hill. Originally folded, skilful repairs to separations at folds. 18 1/8 x 22 inches. Issued in "Maps of the District of Columbia and city of Washington", this is a fine 19th century re-issue of the first separately published plan of Washington. It was published by the U. S. Senate in 1852. The city's lay-out derived from a number of ideas , Washington's and Jefferson's most famously, but owes most of its initial configuration to Pierre Charles L'Enfant (1754-1825), who had served under Washington during the war as an engineer. Spreading out from the crux of the Potomac and its East Branch in a north-south grid, the city has superimposed upon it fifteen avenues (for the fifteen states as of 1792) that radiate from the White House or Capitol or parallel one of those radiant avenues. These, happily, violate the obligatory grid and that provide circles at the many-branched intersections and create broad axes from horizon to horizon. The Federal City, as depicted in the present plan, was modified by Andrew Ellicott (1754-1820). Troubles between the Commissioners of the City and L'Enfant because they needed to have a printed copy of the plan in order to sell building lots. L'Enfant irritated them by working slowly and releasing only sketchy plans . On instruction from President Washington, Thomas Jefferson on February 27, 1792 wrote a letter to L'Enfant dismissing him as city planner." (Washington Map Society, online). Ellicott " trained to be a mathematician and surveyor. He conducted several large surveys with David Rittenhouse, the Philadelphia astronomer, signed from the project." "The authority to establish a federal capital was provided in Article One, Section 8, of the United States Constitution, which permits a 'District (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular states, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States'. James Madison explained the need for a federal district on January 23, 1788 in the Federalist No. 43, arguing that the national capital needed to be distinct from the states, in order to provide for its own maintenance and safety ...The Constitution, however, does not specify a location for the new capital. In what later became known as the Compromise of 1790, Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson came to an agreement that the federal government would assume war debt carried by the states, on the condition that the new national capital would be located in the South. On July 16, 1790, the Residence Act provided for a new permanent capital to be located on the Potomac River, the exact area to be selected by President Washington... Both Maryland and Virginia ceded portions of their territory to form the new capital. A new 'federal city' was constructed on the north bank of the Potomac ... On September 9, 1791, the federal city was named in honor of George Washington and the district was named the Territory of Columbia... Congress held its first session in Washington on November 17, 1800." (Wikipedia) Wheat & Brun 530; Reps, Washington on View, p.36-37;

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        Josiah Parker (MEMBER OF 1ST CONTINENTAL CONGRESS) 1792 Signed Letter to Nicholas Low - 'we have been long enough of war, my wish is now for peace.'

      Philadelphia: Original Letter (ALS), 1792. Other Other. Good. (Autograph Letter) PARKER, Josiah. Original Autograph Letter Signed (ALS). Philadelphia: Original, Nov. 4, 1792. Single sheet (folded). 8 1/2 X 10 inches. Parker was a noted Revolutionary War soldier and Politician. He served under 'Lighthorse' Harry Lee in Virginia and received the Commendation of th Commander in Chief for his service at the Battle of Trenton, Princeton and Brandywine. He is one of five soldiers depicted in 'Capture f the Hessians' by Trumbull. Parker was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1786 to 1788 and was a member of the FIRST CONGRESS from 1789 to 1801. The recipient of the letter, Nicholas Low, was Director of the Bank of New York as well as being a member of the New York Assembly with the Federalist Party. Letter written in an attempt to settle a financial dispute between Parker and a Mr. Heron. As part of the resolution settlement proposed by Parker, he humbly adds that he wishes to put an end to this altercation as 'we have been long enough at war, my wish is now for peace.' Overall GOOD condition with scattered foxing and folds. One slight chip to right border.

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        Synopsis and nosology, being an arrangement and definition of diseases

      Hartford: Nathaniel Patten for Isaiah Thomas, 1792. 16mo. (5 3/4 x 3/38 inches). Half-title. xxxix, [1], 80pp. Period sheep, flat spine divided by gilt rules, black morocco lettering piece in the second compartment. First edition in English and a noted early American medical imprint Cullen was an eminent Scottish physician; professor of medicine and chemistry at Glasgow and Edinburgh and first published this work in Latin in 1783. The work was first translated into English for the present American edition. This copy the issue with a six-line imprint. Evans 24237; Austin 581; Norman 540

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        Briefe über Schlesien, Krakau, Wieliczka, und die Grafschaft Glatz auf einer Reise im Jahr 1791

      Berlin, Maurer 1792 -1793. 20 cm. 2 Bände. (2), 450; (2), 4, 426, 7, (1) Seiten mit 1 ausfaltbaren Kupferstichkarte, 6 Kupfertafeln (davon 3 ausfaltbar) und 3 Tabellen (davon 2 ausfaltbar). Festeinband, Halbledereinband-Bde. der Zeit mit farbigen Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung - ADB 45, 424 - Engelmann, Geogr. 261 - Griep / Luber 1534 - Lipperheide 1965 Dfo 5 - Einzige Ausgabe. "Zöllner reiste als Begleiter des Barons von Carmer 1791 durch Schlesien und die Grafschaft Glatz. Aus Briefen an seine Frau ... sowie an Alexander von Humboldt (mit statistischen Einzelheiten) entsteht hier eine halb populäre, halb wissenschaftliche Landeskunde von Schlesien" (Griep / Luber). Beschrieben werden unter anderem: Bäder und Brunnen, Bergwerke, Eisenhütten, Englische Feuermaschine (Grubenpumpe), Gold- und Silbermanufaktur, Kobaltgruben, Papiermühlen, Töpferei in Breslau und Bunzlau, Zinnbergbau. Mit einer Karte des Kreises Oppeln; die Tafeln mit Darstellung schlesischer Trachten und Ansichten: Felsengruppe bei Adersbach, Wartha, Zackenfall, Schreibershau (2). Gutes Exemplar aus der Bibliothek der Grafen von Schönborn-Buchheim. Stellenweise papierbedingte Bräunung -

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        (City Plan, History of Cartography, England): Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster, the Borough of Southwark and parts adjoining, Shewing Every House

      London, 1792. This impressive and landmark map is engraved on 32 sheets (all present), tipped in individually within a later brown buckram binding (21.5 inches tall), which is a bit scuffed and rubbed. There is a red, gilt lettered title on the spine. Horwood was a surveyor and cartographer. The map, the largest printed in Britain at the time, was produced between 1792 and 1799, and was the work of a number of engravers under Horwood's direction. There is minimal browing in this example, with a bit of paper repair to the edges of several sheets, and 3-4 very small holes repaired and not affecting the image in a major way (very minimal image loss). The map was dedicated to the Trustees and Directors of the Phoenix Fire Office, although they did not fully fund the map's production (they gave him a loan). This example is the first issue of the map, which was reissued on several other occasions through 1819. Every house and major building is shown, although inclusion all the specific numbers proved too large a task. Each images measures roughly 21.5 x 20 inches; b&w as issued. References: Howgego, "Printed Maps of London," 200(1); "Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, Revised Ed."; entry by E. Baigent, DNB online (not in Worms and Baynton-Williams). Horwood's plates eventually went to William Faden, who updated them.. First Edition. Buckram. Very Good/No Jacket. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

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        [Untitled] London - Knightsbridge - West End

      London., 1792-94. Mount size: 735 × 1170 mm. Copperplate engraving with later hand colour. Fine condition. 2 sheets conjoined. Towards the end the of the eighteenth century London was undergoing a period of rapid growth and expansion, and developers and gentleman landowners had an urgent need for an up-to-date, detailed and accurate large scale plan of London. The last real attempt to do so was John Roque's wonderful plan in 1740 - a new large plan was clearly needed. John Horwood saw the need for such a plan, and began planning his map in the early 1790's. By the end of the decade he had acquired enough money, via subscription, to commence his survey, but not enough to complete it. He secured a loan to complete the survey from the Phoenix Fire Office, on the clear understanding that a precondition of the loan was to dedicate the map to them. The plan took a decade to complete. What makes Horwood's plan so special is that every property is shown individually. This plan covers Knightsbridge, Piccadilly, Hyde Park, St James's and the Brompton Road.

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