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        Les liaisons dangereuses ou lettres recueillies dans une société, et publiées pous l'instruction de quelques autres

      Genève 1792 - 4 tomi in 2 volumi, 13 cm, legatura ottocentesca in cartone bicolore, tagli colorati; pp. 180; 180; 166; 186; tavole all'antiporta di ogni tomo, antica scritta a penna al risguardo del secondo volume. Alone alla parte superiore delle prime 3 carte del 4° tomo Molto buono [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Collection of Views of Gentlemen's Seats,

      John and Joseph Boydell, London 1792 - 1st ed, VG, 1792, 16 pls. In full contemporary calf, gilt edge tooling, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Re-spined, gilt tooling and title. Internally, gilt tooling to board edges and turn-ins, red marbled end papers, title page, [2], 16 pls (tissue guarded), accompanied by 11 leaves (complete) of descriptive text, plates dated 1792/1795, mostly by Moses Griffith. Oblong 28*21cm. Very similar to Sir Colt Hoare's later work, but better! (Lowndes 248). Title continues: Castles, and Romantick Places in North Wales. Drawn and Engraved by eminent artists. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Observations on certain parts of animal oeconomy.

      Second Edition. - London: Printed and sold at No 13 Castle-Street, Leichester-Square.. 1792, 4, (4), II, 273, (4), (1) pp., 18 KpfrTaf., Ledereinband der Zeit St.a.Tit., Vorsätze und Rücken erneuert etwas fleckig gutes Exemplar. "Includes John Hunter's (1728-1793) observations on the sexual characteristics in birds, on the descent of the testis, on the air sac in birds, on the structure of the placenta, etc., together with the original description of the olafactory nerves"* and his important contribution "On the Stomach itself being digested after death".THE CONTENTS:A Description of the situation of the testis in the foetus, with its descent into the scrotum (pp.1-30, 4 pls.).Observations on the glands situated between the rectum and bladder, called vesiculas seminales (pp.31-54, 3 pls.)."Eleven of the following papers have been read at the Royal Society, and published in the Philosophical Transactions but in a work of so general a nature, and of which physiological inquiries make so small a part, the few facts and observations which I have given upon such subjects may, probably, be overlooked by those who are not members of that society. That they must be more easily procured by students in medicine, and other readers, I have, by an application to the President and Council of the Royal Society, obtained leave to reprint them, in this work, as being connected with the principles and actions of the animal oeconomy and I have added such observations and remarks occurred to me since the time they were read before the Royal Society." John HunterAn account of the free-martin (pp.55-74, 4 plts.). An account of an extraordinary pheasant (pp..75-80). An account of the organ of hearing in fishes (pp.81-88). An account of certain receptacles of air in birds, which communicate with the lungs and eustachian tube (pp.89-98). Experiments and observations on animals, with respect: to the power of producing heat (pp.99-128,1 pl.). Proposals for the recovery of persons apparently drowned (pp.129-142). Observations tending to shew that the wolf, jackal, and dog, are all of the fame species (pp.143-156). An experiment to determine the effect of extirpating one ovarium upon the number of young produced (pp.157-162). On the structure of the placenta (pp.163-180,1 pl.). Observations on the gillaroo-trout, commonly called, in Ireland, the gizzard-trout (pp.181-186). Some observations on digestion (pp.187-234, 1 pl.). On a secretion in the crop of breeding pigeons, for the nourishment of their young (pp.234-242, 2pls.).On the colour of the pigmentum of the eye in different animals (pp.243-252). The use of the oblique muscles (pp.253-258). A description of the nerves which supply the organ of smelling (pp.259-272, 2 pls.).Garrison & Morton No. 309 (1st. Ed. 1786)*

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Stuttgart, 8. II. 1792.

      1792. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Es wird Ihnen euserst [!] auffallen, wie ich mich an Sie wenden konnte, da ich noch nicht die Ehre habe, Ihnen bekannt zu seyn; ich hörte aber schon so viel zu Ihrem Lobe, weswegen ich mich entschlos [!], mit etwas von meinen geringen Arbeit Ihnen meine Ergebenheit zu bezeugen [...]". - Ernest Morace war ein Schüler Johann Gotthard von Müllers und war später als Hofkupferstecher tätig.

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        Les liaisons dangereuses ou lettres recueillies dans une société, et publiées pous l'instruction de quelques autres

      1792. 4 tomi in 2 volumi, 13 cm, legatura ottocentesca in cartone bicolore, tagli colorati; pp. 180; 180; 166; 186; tavole all'antiporta di ogni tomo, antica scritta a penna al risguardo del secondo volume. Alone alla parte superiore delle prime 3 carte del 4° tomo

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        Select views in Leicestershire, from original drawings: containing seats of the nobility and gentry, town views and ruins, accompanied with descriptive and historical relations [WITH]: The supplementary volume to the Leicestershire views: containing a series of excursions in the year 1790, to the villages and places of note in the county

      Leicester: J. Throsby...Sold by W. & J. Walker...London, 1792. First edition, 2 volumes, 4to, pp. [8], viii, 353, [1]; 536; Vol. I engraved portrait frontispiece, engraved title page, 60 plates, including one folding chart not called for in the Directions to the Binder; Vol. II folding map frontispiece, 16 plates, including one hand-colored map; early 20th-century half calf over original speckled calf, black and brown spine labels, new endpapers; vol. I upper cover ring-stained, soiling on rear cover; edges rubbed; vol. I frontispiece and title page dampstained as are many of the plates, one plate in Vol. I with early 20th-century ownership rubberstamp on margin, else textblocks very good and sound. Vol. II imprint London: for the author, by J. Nichols, 1790. ESTC N21890 & T112230.

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        Reis door de departementen van Frankryk door een gezelschap van kunstenaars en geleerden. 6 delen, Parijs / Gouda, Brion / Buma, 1795-1796.

      9+36+48+46+42+38+47 pag., origineel bedrukte kartonnen omslagen. Goed exemplaar van zeldzaam boek. Tweede titelpagina in deel I: Voyage dans les departemens de la France, 1792. Met: Bericht van intekening door Buma, d.d. juli 1795 (7 pag.). Geillustreerd met handgekleurde kaarten en afbeeldingen in aquatint.

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        FÉDÉRALISTE (Le), ou collection de quelques écrits en faveur de la Constitution proposée aux États-Unis de l’Amérique, par la Convention convoquée en 1787 ; publiés dans les États-Unis de l’Amérique par MM. Hamilton, Madisson et Gay, citoyens de l’État de New-York.

      Paris, Buisson, 1792, pleine basane de l'époque, dos ornés (reliure habilement restaurée). –Verso du dernier f. du tome 2 lég. taché, titre et faux-titre du tome 2 lég. poussiéreux, qq. rousseurs. –Assez bon exemplaire. - 2 volumes in-8 de (4)-pp. [XXI] à LII-366 pp. et (4)-511 pp. ; Edition originale de la traduction française par Trudaine de La Sablière "who added an introduction and many notes." (Sabin).Aucun des exemplaires localisés ne comporte les pages V à XX du tome 1. D’après Echeverria et Wilkie, elles existent cependant.Monglond II-701; Sabin 23993; Printing and the mind of man 234 (E.O. de 1788) ; Echeverria and Wilkie 792-39. Très rare."Le Fédéraliste figure [ ] avec la Déclaration d’Indépendance de 1776 et la Constitution de 1787 elle-même, parmi les textes "sacrés" issus de la fondation de la république américaine. Il a servi depuis, en tant que lieu privilégié de l’exposition de la pensée politique et juridique des pères fondateurs, non seulement d’autorité incontestable aux décisions de la Cour suprême, mais également de point de départ indispensable à toute étude de la culture politique de l’époque." (Schuyler Stephens, in Dict. des œuvres politiques, p. 225).

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        Historia fabulosa del distinguido caballero Don Pelayo, Infanzon de la Vega, Quixote de la Cantabria.

      - M-Imp. Vda. de Ibarra, 1792-1793. Primera edición. 17 cm. 2 tomos.: (I) XVI-372 p., 1 grabado por M. Alegre. (II) VI- 1 h., 334 p. Enc. en plena piel de época, florones, tejuelo, cortes pintados. (10848-F6). LITERATURA ESPAÑOLA.

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        Verhandeling over de venusziekten, (...) uit het Latijn vertaald (...) dor Lambertus Nolst, 3e verbeterde druk. Dordrecht De Leeuw en Krap, 1792.

      Origineel karton, 22+(6)+232 pag. Vertaling van Plenck's Doctrina de morbis Venereis. Opgedragen door de Rotterdamse arts Nolst aan Jonas Dupont en Joh. Veirac. O.a. over ziekten der mannelyke roede, den ballen, des voorstanders, des bilnaeds, den baermoeder, der mammen, etc.

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        Geneeskundig volksboek ter onderregtinge voor (...) allen die met de zorge over jonge kinderen belast zijn, Volgens den tweeden (...) Hoogduitschen druk vertaald. Dordrecht, De Leeuw/Krap, 1792.

      Origineel met sierpapier beplakt karton, 14+316+(4) pag. BMN I pag. 389.

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        Szenen aus Fausts Leben von Schr. [Motto:] "Weh' wer von dem sich loszureissen wagt, Woran selbst die Natur sein Glück gebunden!" Erstausg.

      Offenbach, Weiß und Brede, 1792. - 4 Bll., 144 S., Kl.-8°, Pappband d. Zt. mit dreiseitigem Farbschnitt Engel 655: "Unrichtig ist in einem Verzeichnisse der Bücher Tiek's [sic!] angegeben, daß der berühmte Schauspieler Schröder in Hamburg der Verfasser sei. Dieser ist vielmehr Aloys Wilhelm Schreiber [1761-1841; Lehrer, Professor der Ästhetik, Hofhistoriker u. Schriftsteller]. Dasselbe Werk erschien unter einer neuen Titel-Ausgabe: Gemälde im sanfteren Colorit aus dem Leben des Schwarzkünstlers Faust. Offenbach, Weiß und Brede 1794. Der Name des Verfassers 'Wilhelm Schreiber' steht unter der Vorrede dieser Ausgabe". - Zweites Blatt mit gedruckter Widmung: "An Göthe", drittes Blatt mit Widmungsgedicht: "O zürne nicht, daß ich mit Dir / Nach einem Ziel zu laufen wage, / Der ich noch keinen Kranz des Sieges trage! / Vom Lorbeer, den Du nimmst, genügt ein Blättchen mir." - In der Vorrede führt Schreiber seinen gedanklichen Ausgangspunkt an: "[Dass] der Mensch nicht gemacht ist für den Umgang mit höhern Wesen, und daß er es nicht ungestraft wagen dürfte, aus dem Kreise der Menschheit heraus zu treten." - Etwas bestoßen u. berieben; Vorsatz u. Innendeckel mit Besitzvermerk von alter Hand; tlw. etwas fleckig, sonst ein gutes Expl. - Sehr selten. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Rights of Man: being an Answer to Mr Burke's Attack on the French Revolution. Part I.

      Printed for J.S. Jordan. 1792 [Part II]. Printed for H.D. Symonds. Two parts in one. iv, 78pp, bound without final ad. leaf; vii, [2], 10-91, [3]pp appendix, lacks final ad. leaf. 12mo. Cheap coarse paper; old but not intrusive waterstaining, occasional dusting. Bound in contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, vellum fore-edges; boards rubbed & neatly rebacked. Michael Foot's copy with his signature & note on front endpaper.ESTC N13084, not in BL. This issue has no price below the date on the titlepage. T5879 is the variant with the final page of text numbered 91, and the last line of the second page of the Appendix beginning: corruption and taxation. The first part was initially published by Johnson in February of 1791, but it was suppressed immediately and is of the greatest rarity. The first edition available for public sale was issued by Jordan in March, who inserted a cancelled titlepage with his own imprint. The second part was brought out in London by Jordan on February 16th 1792. Thomas Paine prepared two combined editions of the work, containing both parts, the first being a cheaply produced publication by Symonds. Because of the risk of prosecution certain passages were omitted and replaced by asterisks, the missing content being alluded to in footnotes. The other 'combined' edition was prepared during his imprisonment in France and published by Daniel Isaac Eaton in 1795. This present copy appears to have been bound together at the time, but combines Jordan and Symonds printings, both on the same paper, and both with the asterisks and footnotes.

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        Delle antichità longobardico-milanesi illustrate con dissertazioni dai monaci della Congregazione cistercense di Lombardia.

      nell'Imperial Monistrero di S. Ambrogio Maggiore, 1792. 4 volumi in-4° (cm. 26), genuine legature coeve in m. pergamena con titolo in oro su tasselli al dorso, piatti in carta decorata (usura a un tassello), tagli rossi; carte in ottimo stato e in barbe, con ampie testate in rame n.t. e 7 tavole illustrative in rame f.t. (di cui 6 ripiegate). Edizione originale di un'opera «assai stimata» [Lozzi 2595] e «piena di erudizione e dottrina» [Cicognara 3933] composta da 40 dissertazioni relative ai secoli di mezzo, frutto di faticosi studi su codici cistercensi inediti, specialmente di Chiaravalle e Sant'Ambrogio (qui trascritti e illustrati). La varietà degli argomenti comprende gli edifici di Milano, la coltivazione degli olivi in Lombardia, la struttura sociale dei Longobardi, le vicende monastiche, ecc. Cfr. Predari 148; Hoepli 693. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Merkwürdige Kriminalgeschichten und Rechtsfälle. Ein Beytrag zur Geschichte der Menschheit. Nach Pitavals Französischem Werk durch [P. I. Niethammer u. a.] ausgearbeitet und mit einer Vorrede begleitet und herausgegeben von Friedrich Schiller. 4 Bde.

      8. Titel, 339(1) S. Tit., 320(2) S. Tit., 312(2) S. u. Tit., 338(2) S. Mit 4 Front. in Kupferstich (J[ohann] Blaschke sc.). Neue Halblederbde. auf 4 Bünden mit Deckelbezug aus grünem Kleisterpapier und schwarzgedr. Titel auf mont. Rüschi. Buchblöcke unbeschnitten, Einbde. tadellos, Titelbll. mit Signaturen v. alter Hd., ersten Seiten aller Bände stärker angeschmutzt und z.Tl. wasserrd., mehrere Eckausrisse fachmännisch unterlegt, stellenw. braunfl. Vgl. Goed. V, 187, 26 Hayn-Got. VI, 208 Fromm 10577 u. Marcuse 125 (alle Ausgabe 1792f). Vermutlich Nachdruckausgabe mit fingiertem Druckort nach der ersten 1792-95 bei Kuno in Jena erschienenen Ausgabe der von Fr. Schiller herausgegebenen Auswahlbände der Pitavalgeschichten, einer zunächst von 1734-43 in 22 Bänden unter dem Titel Causes celebres et interessantes erschienenen Sammlung veröffentlicht von dem französischen Anwalts Francois Gayot de Pitaval (1673 - 1743), in denen er interessante, auch aufsehenerregende Rechtsfälle für die breite Masse verständlich darstellte. - S. rühmt den Vorzug der historischen Wahrheit dieser wichtigsten zeitgenössischen Quelle für wahre Rechtsfälle. Laut S. vermag ein Kriminalprozeß "das versteckteste Gewebe der Bosheit", das "geheime Spiel der Leidenschaft" und "die verborgenen Gänge der Intrigue" ans Tageslicht zu bringen. (vgl. Vorwort).

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        Memoirs of the late Charles Lee, Esq. Lieutenant-Colonel of the Forty-Fourth Regiment, Colonel in the Portuguese service, Major-General and Aide-de-Camp to the King of Poland, and second in command in the service of The United States of America during the Revolution: to which are added his political and military essays, also letters to, and from many distinguished characters both in Europe and America.

      printed for J.S. Jordan, London 1792 - First edition, 8vo, pp. xii, 439; contemporary blind-ruled mottled calf boards, later rebacking with gilt paneled spine and red morocco label; rubbed and worn, moderate foxing to preliminaries and terminals, the first signature starting, and back hinge cracked, but overall good and sturdy or better. Howes L83: "Said to have been edited by Thomas Paine, under the direction of Langworthy." Sabin 38903: "Contains many curious particulars relating to the war between Great Britain and the Colonies. Published under the direction of Edward Langworthy, of Georgia."JCB 1772-1800, II, 3534, quoting the Preface: "These Memoirs and Letters were transmitted from America to England [by Langworthy] who was a member of Congress from the State of Georgia. The reader may expect to find, in almost everything that relates to Lee, a great deal of the strong republican character. His attachment to principles of liberty without regard to place, made him the citizen of the world, rather than of any country." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La nuova regia sull'acque nel Bucintoro nuovamente eretto all'annua solenne funzione del giorno dell'Ascensione di Nostro Signore descritta, e dedicata al Serenissimo prencipe. Alvise Mocenigo doge di Venezia ec. da Antonio Maria Luchini cittadino veneto In Venezia, 1792

      1792. In-8 (17 cm) (1) c. (di tavola più volte ripiegata) 48; fregio xilografato al frontespizio. Brossura in carta decorata a motivi floreali. La carta di tavola raffigura il Bucintoro. Esemplare prefetto ma con lieve abrasione alla tavola. Edizione non conosciuta dal Cicogna. Opera pubblicata in onore della nuova Bucintoro, l'ultima della storia della Serenissima, uscita nel 1729 dall'arsenale. Il lavoro fu eseguito da Antonio Corradini, su disegno di Stefano Conti. E.A. Cicogna, Saggio di bibliografia veneziana, p. 209, n. 1451

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        5 Briefe mit eigenh. U.

      Wien, 1790 bis 1792. - Zusammen 5 SS. auf 10 Bll. Meist 4to. Dienstschreiben an Karl Graf von Zinzendorf (1739-1813), den Präsidenten der Neuen Hofrechnungskammer: "Nebenkommende Note des Obersten Kanzlers Grafen Kollowrat [.] den Personal- und Besoldungs Stand der Hofkanzley betref[f]end, theile ich ihnen in der Absicht mit, damit Mir von Seite der Hofrechenkammer darüber die Wohlmeinung erstattet werde; nur wird dieser für die Zukunft verfaßte Personal- und Besoldungs Stand individualiter einzurichten, und zwischen diesem, und dem gegenwärtigen Personal- und Besoldungs Stand dann jenem, der A[nno] 1779 bestand, eine Balance zu ziehen, und auszuweisen seyn [.]" (a. d. Br. v. 21. Februar 1792). Die anderen Briefe betreffen fleichfalls Finanz- und auch Personalangelegenheiten. - Karl Graf Zinzendorf hatte seit 1784 den Vorsitz der Robotaufhebungskommission inne; 1792 wurde er Staats- und Konferenzminister und Mitglied des Staatsrats, 1800 Landmarschall von Niederösterreich. Von 1801 bis 1813 Landkomtur des Deutschen Ordens in Österreich, war Zinzendorf 1808 vorübergehend dirigierender Staats- und Konferenzminister. "Zinzendorf war ein Vorkämpfer des Freihandels und lehnte den Merkantilismus ab. Seine seit 1782 geführten Tagebücher, die über sechzig Bände umfassen, sind eine bedeutsame kulturgeschichtliche Quelle" (DBE). Zu Zinzendorf, der für die Geschichtsforschung vor allem auf Grund seines zeitlebens geführten Tagebuchs von großem Interesse ist, vgl. Christine Lebeau: Die Tagebücher des Grafen Karl von Zinzendorf. In: Quellenkunde der Habsburgermonarchie (16.-18. Jahrhundert). Ein exemplarisches Handbuch. Hg. v. J. Pauser, M. Scheutz und T. Winkelbauer. Wien 2004 (= MIÖG Ergbd. 44), S. 796-800. - Ohne die "nebenkommende Note". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Printed by J. & J. Holl (Worester), Sold by J. Robson (London), Worcester & London 1792 - First impression of the true first edition. Illustrated with five full-page woodcut illustration pages (as called for) including the black and white full-page frontispiece woodcut showing an archer drawing his bow. Also illustrated with a title-page vignette of a quiver of arrows. Eight-page preface by the author. Two-page 'to the reader' introduction. Appendix to rear. ***Very good in original half-leather and beige speckled cloth-covered boards, with speckled fore-edge and bottom edge of text-block. Original leather spine has another protective leather spine laid over by hand (a sympathetically relaid leather spine needs to be put on by a professional book-binder). The four full-page wood-cut illustrations in the text have offsetting to their facing pages. Edges of boards lightly rubbed. Frontispiece page illustration of the archer is almost detached. Spine stitching beginning to be exposed to the front gutter. Offsetting to recto of frontispiece and prelims. A few very light fox-spots to prelims and offsetting from the illustrations onto their respective neighbouring pages. Interior pages clean. Spine tight. viii prelim-pages plus two-page note to the reader to the fore and 348 pages including original errata slip tipped-in to the rear. Very light sporadic foxing to prelims and rear pages. 222mm x 144mm. ***'Being fond of the exercise of shooting the bow, it has often excited in me a desire of forming some knowledge with respect to Archery. The means of attaining information, however, were not obvious, as no comprehensive treatise on the subject has appeared during an interval of almost two centuries and an half. The Toxophilus of Ascham, published in the reign of Henry VIII cannot be esteemed a satisfactory account of this art, as it principally regards Archery in England; and as many circumstances of importance in relation to the Bow in foreign nations are omitted. In 1544, the time in which Ascham wrote, the knowledge of the Western world was but imperfect; and although some few American histories were written previous to that era, yet the jealousy of the Spanish court, studiously confined within the narrowest limits it was able, all information relating to the newly discovered continent. The manners and customs of the Eastern world were almost equally unknown, as commerce had not at that time opened a familiar intercourse with the inhabitants of this island. ***These sources of information, therefore, which afforded an ample field for the investigation of a modern writer, with respect to Archery, could not have been enjoyed in as remote a period as that in which Ascham lived.' (Quote by the author from pages 1-2 of the preface). *** Extremely scarce first impression of the true first edition, in complete condition in its original boards with a leather spine laid over, with all its pages and all illustrations present as called for. ***Of interest to collectors of rare antiquarian books on archery. ***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Politische Geschichte des Eichsfeldes mit Urkunden erläutert. 2 Bände in einem

      Erste Auflage. Johann Georg Rosenbusch, Göttingen, 1792/1793. XXVIII/6 Bl./163 S./98 S./1 Bl./XIV/202/118 S., Halbleder mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel (Rücken etwas eingerissen) - Band 1 und 2 beinhaltet u.a. das Urkundenbuch der Eichsfeldischen Geschichte/gutes Exemplar -

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        7 letters signed.

      Vienna, 1792. - 4to. Altogether 5¾ pp. on 14 ff. Official letters to Count Karl von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf (1739- 1813), who served the government of Austria in a variety of capacities, including as governor of Trieste, and rose to high rank at the Habsburg court. "His massive diary, written daily over a period of about 66 years, is an important historical documentary source for his era, both in politics and in the arts" (Wikipedia).

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        Nouveau voyage dans la haute et basse Égypte, la Syrie, le Dar-four, où aucun européen n'avoit pénétré ; fait depuis les années 1792 jusqu'en 1798

      Paris, chez Dentu, an VIII, 1800, in-8, 2 vol, front, XXXVII-371 + [4]-391 pp, 2 cartes dépliantes, veau jaspé de l'époque, dos lisses ornés de fleurons figurant des palmiers, pièces de titre et de tomaison vertes, roulette dorée en encadrement des plats et sur les coupes, bordures des contreplats guillochées, gardes de papier vert-bleu, tranches bleues cirées, Frontispice sur cuivre figurant un temple d'après Strabon et deux cartes d'après Miller, soit une carte du Darfour et une carte de la route suivant la caravane du Soudan, avec indications rehaussées en vert. Bel exemplaire de la première édition française, faite sur l'anglais par Jacques Castéra. William George Browne (1768-1813) se rendit en Égypte en 1792 afin d'explorer les oasis de l'est du Sahara et de voyager jusqu'aux sources du Nil blanc. Il gagna l'oasis de Sioua où il fut le premier anglais à visiter le temple de Zeus Ammon. Il fut le premier européen à décrire le Darfour, qu'il gagna par une caravane soudanaise en 1793 ; il donne la toute première description en anglais de ce pays, où, au lieu du passe-droit espéré pour continuer son voyage, il fut spolié et emprisonné durant trois ans par le sultan hostile aux chrétiens. Il finit par rejoindre l'Égypte, puis la Syrie et Constantinople, de nouveau par caravane. Épidermures ; néanmoins agréable reliure parlante. Très bel état intérieur, une réparation à la seconde carte.

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        Memoirs of the late Charles Lee, Esq. Lieutenant-Colonel of the Forty-Fourth Regiment, Colonel in the Portuguese service, Major-General and Aide-de-Camp to the King of Poland, and second in command in the service of The United States of America during the Revolution: to which are added his political and military essays, also letters to, and from many distinguished characters both in Europe and America

      London: printed for J.S. Jordan, 1792. First edition, 8vo, pp. xii, 439; contemporary blind-ruled mottled calf boards, later rebacking with gilt paneled spine and red morocco label; rubbed and worn, moderate foxing to preliminaries and terminals, the first signature starting, and back hinge cracked, but overall good and sturdy or better. Howes L83: "Said to have been edited by Thomas Paine, under the direction of Langworthy." Sabin 38903: "Contains many curious particulars relating to the war between Great Britain and the Colonies. Published under the direction of Edward Langworthy, of Georgia..."JCB 1772-1800, II, 3534, quoting the Preface: "These Memoirs and Letters were transmitted from America to England [by Langworthy] who was a member of Congress from the State of Georgia. The reader may expect to find, in almost everything that relates to Lee, a great deal of the strong republican character. His attachment to principles of liberty without regard to place, made him the citizen of the world, rather than of any country."

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        Labyrinten eller Reise giennem Tydskland, Schweitz of Frankerig. 1.-2. Deel.

      Kiøbenhavn., J.F. Schultz, 1792-93. 418+403 sider pp. Baggesens hovedværk. Indbundet i 2 originale simple kartonbind. Med nogle brugsspor, med i fast indbinding. Med håndskrevne titler i gammel skrift på rygge. Uafskårne. (som de formodentlig er leveret fra trykkeren). Første udgave. 17042048

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        State Nominus Umbra.

      London:: Printed for Alexr. Hamilton, 1792.. 2 volumes. 8vo. [2], xxxvi, 227, [1]; [2], 259, [1], [36] pp. Original full dark green/blue straight-grain morocco, single gilt-rule surround, seven gilt bands on spine with title �Junius� in gold, Greek key decorative dentelles, all edges gilt. Armorial bookplate of Wallace of Carleton. Modern dark blue cloth slip-case. Very handsome set. With two superbly painted masterpiece fore-edge paintings by Kyd, (1) Coles�s General Coach Office; (2) [untitled] �...representing one of Timpson�s coaches in the act of passing a milestone on the London road with great velocity, completely full inside and out, and all the passengers dressed in the first style of fashion, and enjoying themselves tremendously.� These are probably meant to be images from Charles Dickens� Master Humphrey's clock. This also serves to be rather certain that these are images painted by the Dickens� caricaturist Joseph Clayton �Kyd� Clarke. [Note: penciled in the books are the numbers #214, #215]. � Weber, Annotated Dictionary of Fore-edge Painters, pp. 80-83.

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        A collection of five pamphlets by Paul, all relating to Gloucestershire (the new prison, lunatic asylum, the shire hall, prison regulation, and prisons in general).

      Gloucester -1809 1792 - 8vo., various paginations (see below), bound together in a single volume ca. 1810 in diced russia gilt, with the contemporary bookplate on front pastedown of John Paul Paul> (1772-1828). In fine state of preservation. The collection comprises (in order of binding): 1. An Address delivered at a general meeting of the nobility, gentry, clergy, and others, assessed to the county rate for the County of Glocester, convened by the High-Sheriff, for the purpose of receiving a statement of the proceedings of the committee appointed to carry into execution the resolutions of the said County, to rebuild the gaol and bridewells thereof; - and held on Monday the 9th of July, 1792>. n.p. [Gloucester], published by permission of the author. 8vo., vii + (1) + 72pp., wanting the half title, but with a large folding table (A general abstract of the whole cost of building of the different prisons of the county of Glocester> - short closed tear at one fold), old dampstain at foot of title. First edition: very scarce. ESTC, OCLC & COPAC locate copies at 5 libraries (Cornell + BL + NLS + Gloucester R.O. + Wellcome) together with a severely incomplete copy at Goldsmiths (# 15352). 2. Minutes of Proceedings relative to the establishment of a General Lunatic Asylum, near the city of Glocester. Including a digest of a scheme for such an institution: addressed to a general meeting of subscribers, held at the Glocester Infirmary, on the 14th of July, 1794.> n.p. [Gloucester], Printed at the special request of the committee appointed to carry the design into effect. 1796. 8vo., 70 + (2) + 22pp. First edition? Rare. Copies found only at Cambridge + Sir John Soane's Mus. + Gloucester R.O. Not in BL. 3. An Address delivered at a general meeting of the County of Glocester: convened by the High Sheriff, and held on Tuesday, January 11, 1803; for the purpose of considering the necessity or expediency of erecting a new Shire-Hall for the said county; or of adopting such other measures as the dilapidated state of the present Booth-Hall might require.> Glocester, printed at the request of the general meeting; and (by permission of the author) sold for the county rate . 1803. 8vo., pp.(3) - 128pp., wanting the half-title. First edition: very rare. The only copy listed by COPAC & OCLC is at the BL. 4. Address to His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Glocester, on the administration and practical effects of the system of prison regulation, established in that County: delivered at their Epiphany General Quarter Sessions, 1809.> Glocester: printed by D. Walker; published for the benefit of the Fund for Prison Charities in Glocester Gaol. 1809. 8vo., 158pp., including a folded table. First edition: scarce. 5. Rules and orders for the regulation and controul of prisons. Revised and recommended to the Magistrates of the County of Glocester.> Glocester: printed by D. Walker, at the Office of the Glocester Journal. 1808. 8vo., (2) + ii + 84pp. Rare: copies located only at Princeton + Un. of Glasgow. Not in BL. This is altogether a particularly good and coherent group of material all written by the Gloucestershire prison reformer and philanthropist Sir George Onesiphorus Paul Bart. (1746-1820). A cautious political reformer, Paul had begun to have an influential role in the public life of Gloucestershire as early as 1780. Following damning visits to the county gaol by John Howard in 1777 and 1784, when he found the inhuman and insanitary conditions typical of the period, Paul launched his campaign to reform the county prisons. 'In 1785 a committee under his direction secured an act of parliament for building a new gaol at Gloucester and four houses of correction in other parts of the county, the sites chosen being Littledean for the Forest of Dean; Northleach for the central Cotswolds; Horsley for the populous clothmaking valleys of the west Cotswolds; and Lawfords Gate, Bristol, for south Gloucestershire. Work began in 1788 and the five new buildings were c [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A collection of eight pamphlets,

      published variously in Newcastle Leeds Nottingham Manchester and Bristol -1797 1792 - eight pamphlets in one vol., 12mo., various paginations, contemporary sheep, neatly and appropriately rebacked, spine gilt lettered, with the remains of a Bethel Library label> on front pastedown, minor and very occasional soiling, some overall paper browning but overall in very good state of preservation. The collection comprises: 1. [KILHAM, Alexander]> An address to the members and friends of the Methodist Society, in Newcastle.> [Newcastle-upon-Tyne?], 1792. 12mo., 24pp., with the early signature of Robert Hudson> at head of title-page. Rare: ESTC finds copies only at BL + Bodleian + John Rylands.> 2. [KILHAM, Alexander]> An account of the trials of Alexr. Kilham at two district meetings previous to his trial at the Conference held at London 1796. Written by himself.> 12mo., 48pp., wanting the printed title, which is supplied in manuscript in a near-contemporary hand, last page rather soiled. Apparently rare, the ms. title not corresponding to any entry in ESTC.> 3. KILHAM, Alexander> An account of the trial of Alexander Kilham, Methodist preacher, before the General Conference in London: on the 26th. 27th. and 28th. July, 1796. Written by himself.> Nottingham: printed by C. Sutton. n.d. [1796]. 12mo., vi + 53 + (3)pp., including the final advertisement leaf. 4. KILHAM, Alexander> A defnce [sic] of the account, published by Alexander Kilham, of his trial before the London Conference, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six in answer to Messrs. Mather, Pawson, and Benson. Written by himself.> Leeds: printed by Binns and Brown; and sold by all the distributors of the Methodist Monitor. n.d. [1796]. 12mo., 58 + (2)pp., including the final blank E6, with a couple of near-contemporary amendments in ink (relating to Kilham's travelling expenses). Rare: ESTC finding copies only at Duke + Perkins School of Theology (SMU) outside UK.> 5. [FREE ENQUIRY]> Free enquiry, mutual deliberation, and liberty of conscience, proved to be the only bonds of lasting union amongst the Methodists. Exemplified from the avowed sentiments of the most respectable preachers and leading friends in our connexion. Published in near fifty pamphlets and circular letters, since the death of the Rev. Mr. Wesley.> Bristol: printed and sold by R. Edwards. 1796. 12mo., 99 + (1)pp., the last two leaves with cuts and some tiny holes resulting in loss of a few letters on p.99, the sense unimpaired however. 6. KILHAM, Alexander> Short remarks on a pamphlet, entitled 'An explanation of Mr. Kilham's statement of the preachers allowance'. Signed in behalf of the late Nottingham District Meeting. Thomas Hanby, chairman.> Nottingham: printed by C. Sutton. 1796. 12mo., 12pp. Rare: ESTC finds copies only at BL + John Rylands + Wesley Coll. and at Duke + Perkins School of Theology (SMU) + Texas.> 7. [APPEAL TO THE MEMBERS]> An appeal to the members of the Methodist Connexion: being an answer to the Manchester protest, dated the 14th day of October, 1796. With some remarks upon the minutes of the District Meeting, held at Manchester, on Wednesday the 30th November, and Thursday the 1st. of December. 1796.> [Manchester?] [1797]. 12mo., 29 + (1)pp. Rare: ESTC finding copies at BL + John Rylands + Lincoln Coll. Oxford and at Duke + Perkins (SMU).> 8. SHAW, Thomas> A letter to Mr. Alexander Mather, as a reply to his addenda to the Manchester protest, in which Mr. Pawson is also mentioned: to which is added a search for truth in Messrs. Pawson and Mather's Address to the Methodist Societies, with an epistle to the Methodists prefixed.> n.d. [Leeds?] n.d. [1797?]. 12mo., 24pp. Rare: ESTC finding copies only at John Rylands + Lincoln Coll. Oxford and at Duke + Texas.> A remarkably good group of contemporary material by Alexander Kilham and others leading up to the traumatic birth of the Methodist New Connexion 1797. 'This, the first of the Methodist secessions, originated six years after the death of J. Wesley (1791). The leader of the 'reforming' movement which led to the disrup [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Öffentliche und privat Rechts-Gutachten, und ausgesuchte Erkenntnisse, des bürgerlichen Rechts, nebst vorausgeschickter wissenschaftlicher Zusammenstellung der darin und in den Erkenntnissen dieses Fachs, angewendeten Grundsätze, nach Ordnung der Pandekten.

      Leipzig, in der Weygandschen Buchhandlung, 1792. 2 Bde. Gr.-8vo. (I:) Titelkupfer (Porträt Westphals), Tb., 2 Bll., 416; (II:) Tb., 394 S. Zeitgenössische Halbpergamentbände mit neueren geprägten Rückenschildern und neueren Buntpapierbezügen. Exzellenter Zustand! Westphal (1737-1792), ein Schüler Daniel Nettelbladts (1719-1791), verfasste eine Reihe von Arbeiten zum Zivilrecht sowohl aus der Spruchpraxis als auch dogmatischen Inhalts. Seine rechtshistorische Arbeit über die Rezeption und die Geltung des Ius Romanum innerhalb Deutschlands untersucht an den verschiedenen lokalen und partikularen Rechten die Rechtsquellensituation: Sachsen, Thüringen, Bayern etc., dann in den Städten wie Augsburg, Lübeck, Frankfurt etc. schließlich in einigen europäischen Ländern. Westphal studierte von 1753 bis 1757 an der Universität Halle, wurde dort 1761 Ordinarius und 1791 Senior der juristischen Fakultät. Westphal publizierte eine Reihe von Monographien, darunter die erste große systematische Zivilrechtsmonographie in deutscher Sprache. Es liegt eine Besonderheit Westphals darin, dass er erstmals wissenschaftliche Abhandlungen auf dem Gebiet des Zivilrechts in deutscher Sprache veröffentlichte. Mit Westphal beginnt sich die deutsche Rechtsprache in allen Teilen des Rechts durchzusetzen. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        Historia natural y moral de las Indias, en que se tratan las cosas notables del cielo, elementos, metales, plantas y animales de ellas; y los ritos, ceremonias, leyes, gobierno y guerras de los Indios. Dala a luz en esta sexta edicion.

      1792 - Madrid por Pantaleon Aznar 1792. 8o. (11). 1-306 (correctly 310, (12), 1-252 pp. Contemporary brown mottled calf, somewhat worn, gilt spines, Signature on first endpaper. 2 volumes. José de Acosta (1539 or 1540-1600), sixteenth-century Spanish Jesuit missionary and naturalist in Latin America. It is chiefly the Historia natural y moral, first published in 1590, that has established the reputation of Acosta, as this was one of the very first detailed and realistic descriptions of the New World. In a form more concise than that employed by his predecessors, Francisco Lopez de Gómara and Oviedo, he treated the natural and philosophic history of the New World from a broader point of view. In it, more than a century before other Europeans learned of the Bering Strait, Acosta hypothesized that Latin America's indigenous peoples had migrated from Asia. He also divided them into three barbarian categories. The Historia also described Inca and Aztec customs and history, as well as other information such as winds and tides, lakes, rivers, plants, animals, and mineral resources in the New World.  [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE QUEBEC GAZETTE. NUM. 1391.

      Quebec: Samuel Nielson, March 1, . 1792 - 4pp. printed in double-column format in parallel English and French. Folio. Torn at bottom corner, affecting a few words, else very good. This issue contains two proclamations by Allured Clark, the lieutentant- governor, acting in the absence of Lord Dorchester. The first is an ordinance for cases appealed to the Executive council, while the second relates to the law courts. The remainder of the issue is taken up with news items and advertisements. Copies are noted by Tremaine in an appendix.

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      Quebec: Samuel Nielson, 1792. 4pp. printed in double-column format in parallel English and French. Folio. Torn at bottom corner, affecting a few words, else very good. This issue contains two proclamations by Allured Clark, the lieutentant-governor, acting in the absence of Lord Dorchester. The first is an ordinance for cases appealed to the Executive council, while the second relates to the law courts. The remainder of the issue is taken up with news items and advertisements. Copies are noted by Tremaine in an appendix.

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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 investigations by the microscope. The whole illustrated by coloured figures, designed and executed from living specimens.

      London, For the Author and C. Rivington, 1792-1813. Erste Ausgabe. 16 Teile in 8 Bänden. 24,5 x 15 cm. Mit 576 gestochenen und altkolorierten Tafeln. Ldr. Nissen ZBI, 1142. - Ursprünglich waren nur zehn Teile geplant, doch das Werk wurde um sechs weitere Bänder erweitert. Diese sind recht selten zu finden. - Eines der schönsten Werke über britische Entomologie. - Die Einbände etwas berieben und bestoßen, die Gelenke mit Leinwandstreifen verstärkt. Der Text ist teils ein wenig stockfleckig, die Tafeln jedoch meist sauber und frisch. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Bücher, Insekten; Käfer; Raupen; Schmetterlinge; Zoologie

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        Observations On The River Wye, And Several Parts Of South Wales, &c. Relative Chiefly To Picturesque Beauty; Made In The Summer Of The Year 1770.

      London: printed for R. Blamire, in the Strand, M.DCC.XCII. [1792]. Early Reprint. Quarter-Bound Calf. Near Fine+. 8vo: [xvi],152,[2]pp, including final advertisement leaf and 17 full-page oval aquatints (without titles, numbers, signatures or imprints). Recent quarter calf, smooth spine in five compartments (two with central gilt tools) divided by double rules, red morocco lettering piece gilt, marbled paper-covered boards plain end papers renewed. An excellent copy, complete with 17 plates present (only 16 called for), pages clean and bright with only occasional offsetting, handsome period-style binding. Bland, History of Book Illustration, p. 247. Abbey, Scenery, 546 (calling for only 16 plates). Prideaux, p. 337. Martin Hardie, p. 120. Henrey II, p. 531. Barbier, pp. 49-51. Third Edition (first published 1772). "[F]irst of a series of five works with similar titles, creating a new class of travel which exposed the author to the satire of Combe's 'Dr. Syntax.' The illustrations to all these books are in aquatint, over which is washed with the brush a tint of warm yellow or brown to give tone to the picture. . . " (Hardie). In June of 1770, Gilpin embarked on his first truly picturesque tour. "Sailing down the Wye proved a very different trip from [Gilpin's earlier] tame journey down the Thames: the ruined castles and mountains of Wales were indeed exciting after the flat countryside of eastern and south-eastern England. . . . here was landscape that called for description, that matched his [Gilpin's] conceptions of beauty and grandeur." (Barbier) Note: 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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        Reise der englischen Gesandtschaft an den Kaiser vonChina, in den Jahren 1792 und 1793. Aus den Papieren des Grafen von Macartney, des Ritter Erasmus Gower und andrer Herren zusammengetragen. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Johann Christian Hüttner. 2 Bände. Zürich, H. Geßner 1798-99. 8°. 4 Bll., 550 S.; 2 Bll., 712(recte 711) S., mit 2 (mehrf. gef.) Kupferkarten, 3 (v.4) (1 gef.) Kupfertafeln, 5 (3 gefalt.) Aquatintaradierungen u. 1 (gef.) Tabelle, Hldrbde. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      - Cox I, 344 Anm. - Graesse VI, 488 Anm. - Ebert II, 837.- Erste deutsche Ausgabe (in Halle erschien im selben Jahr ebenfalls eine deutsche Übersetzung).- Offizieller Reisebericht der "Macartney-Mission", die George Leonard Staunton als Sekretär von Lord George Macartney begleitete. 1792 brach die Gesandtschaft im Auftrag der Britischen Ostindienkompanie nach China auf, um gleichberechtigte Handelsbeziehungen mit dem Kaiser auszuhandeln. Das Kaiserreich erlebte in jener Zeit eine Blüte des sinozentrischen Weltbildes, in dem alle anderen Staaten als tributpflichtige Vasallenstaaten angesehen wurden, was den Handel für die europäischen Kaufleute, welche vor allem Seide, Tee u. Porzellan kauften, deutlich zu Gunsten Chinas erschwerte u. die Einfuhr von Gütern nach China nahezu unmöglich machte. Die Bestrebungen nach freiem Handel der Britischen Ostindienkompanie scheiterten. Im 19. Jh.zwang Groß Britannien China schließlich im ersten Opiumkrieg die Einfuhr und den Handel mit Opium gewaltsam auf, was das Land zu einem halbkolonialen Handelsgebiet herabwürdigte.- Vorsatz u. Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk, tls. gering fleckig, Ebde. etw. berieben, sonst gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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; planned from a scale of one inch to a mile

      London: printed for the author, Charles-street, ST. Jame’s-square; and William Faden [replaced by R. Faulder in vol. II], Charing-cross, M.DCC.XCII. [1792]. First Edition. Half-Calf. Fine. Complete in two royal octavo volumes. [2, half-title, blank],xv,[1],154; vii,[1],190,[2, errata, blank]pp, with 65 aquatint plates in sepia "beautifully engraved and resembl[ing John] Carey's work" (Cox) and 11 maps (10 double-page). Recent period-style half-calf over marbled paper-covered boards, spines in six compartments between raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering pieces gilt, end papers renewed—a very handsome presentation. Title and half-title toned, expected offsetting of plates, otherwise a Fine, attractive set. Abbey, Scenery, 24. Cox 1792. Brunet 1333. Lowndes III, 2105. ESTC Citation No. T100355. First Edition. "A few copies were printed on large paper; these are often found with the plates coloured." (Abbey) Note: 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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        Memoires. Troisième édition. Avec onze Caricatures du temps, gravées en Taille-douce

      Paris, Lyon, Buisson, resp. Bruyset, 1792. 4 vols. 8vo (20x13 cm). 19th century boards with marbled paper (rubbed, mainly the spines). With gilt title-labels on spines. 342;(iv),328;(iv),358;(iv),288 pp. In the 3rd volume we find the 11 amazing engraved caricatures together under the chapter "Portraits des hommes célèbres qui ont opéré en France la Révolution religieuse qui suivit la révocation de l'Edit de Nantes; publiés par les Refugiés François en Angleterre, et tirés des manuscrits du comte de Maurepas". - Good set

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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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        Atlas National et Général de la France, Divisée en ses Quartre-Vingt-Trois Départemens et en cinz cens quarante-trois Districts, . . .

      Paris: Veuve Hérissant, 1792. Half Calf. Very Good. Exceptionally richly hand-colored French atlas. Elephantine folio, 56 by 44 cm. Following title page (which contains table of contents as well), six two paged hand-colored maps. The first map, with its large allegorical cartouche, is especially spectacular, but all the maps are beautiful and noteworthy for the quality of their coloring. Scarce, with copies held by BNF, Bibliotheque Sainte-Genevieve, Leiden, and the National Library of Scotland, according to OCLC, and not clear whether all of these copies are hand-colored. Corner dampstains, most pronounced on title, then receding as progress. While unquestionably noticeable on the first map, in our view it doesn't seriously detract from the beauty of the map. Other light scattered soiling, which again, we do not find disconcerting. Some scuffing of the binding. While half calf technically, the calf coverage of the boards is minimal

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        Le Isole Antille

      178, Roma - - EDIZIONE ORIGINALE, COLORITURA COEVA - Bella e decorativa carta geografica delle isole Antille, tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801, opera che la Calcografia Camerale commissionò al Cassini al fine di sostituire l’ormai obsoleto "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini, Chierico Regolare Somasco fu geografo e cartografo, ma anche intagliatore di architetture e prospettive - uno dei migliori discepoli di Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Cassini fu uno degli ultimi sferografi italiani del Settecento ed i suoi globi ebbero una notevole diffusione, come pure questo "Nuovo Atlante Geografico". Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, leggere bruniture, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. L'Atlante del Cassini fu ristampato dalla Calcografia Camerale nel primo quarto del XIX secolo, prima del 1839. Solo gli esemplari di prima edizione come questo sono stampati su carta vergata coeva e sono colorati a mano in epoca. Le tirature del XIX secolo sono già su carta meccanica, priva di vergelle, e generalmente in bianco e nero. FIRST EDITION, CONTEMPORARY OUTLINE COLOUR - The Italian painter and engraver, Giovanni Maria Cassini, produced this interesting map of of the Cairbbean and south tip of Florida. Florida is shown as an archipelago. Published in: Nuovo atlante geografico universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni. Roma, Calcografia camerale, 1792-1801. Cassini was geographer and cartographer but he was also good at engraving architectural items and perspectives – he was one of the best disciples Giovanni Battista Piranesi had. Moreover, Cassini was one of the last artists to engrave spheres in the XVIII century and his globes were quite famous and widespread, and realized the most important Italian Atlas of the XVIII century; his maps always bear a cartouche, extremely rich in colours and details. Copperplate with fine original hand colour, some foxing, otherwise in very good condition. Dimensioni 497 365mm

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        Carta de navegar de las Islas del Rey, o de las Perlas, comprehendidas en la ensenada de Panama

      Striking copy, with possibly contemporary outline color, of a rare Spanish-made and separately published map of Panama; the source, as indicated in the map itself, was a manuscript â€"unkown- and that published by Jorge Juan and Antonio de Ulloa in their Relacion... de la America Meridional, by Juan de la Cruz. In all, the map is drawn after the foremost cartographic authorities of Spain. The chart focuses on the Pearl Islands and Gulf of Chiriqui, in the West Coast of Panama in the Pacific Ocean. Tomas Lopez (1731 - 1802) was one of the foremost Spanish mapmakers and publishers of the 18th century; he studied under Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville in Paris, until returning to Madrid in 1760, when became Royal Geographer to King Charles III. His position gained him access to otherwise inaccessible sources of information, manuscript charts, recent geographical discoveries, and engineering labors altering the geographical reality of a region, guaranteeing his maps as the most up-to-date published in Spain.

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        Le Paradis Perdu, poëme par Milton; Édition en Anglais et en Français, Ornée de douze Estampes imprimées en couleur d'aprés les Tableaux de M. Schall . . .

      Paris: chez Defer de Maisonneuve, rue du Foin S. Jacques, no. 11,, 1792. First Edition thus. Full Calf. Fine. First Edition, Second Issue (preferred) by Maisonneuve, one of the earliest examples of coloring printing (preceded in France only by Sergent's Portraits des grands hommes), in magnificent French eighteenth-century calf. Parallel texts in English and French, the latter a prose translation by Nicolas François Dupré de Saint-Maur (first published 1729), revised for this edition by C. J. Chéron de Boismorand. Two volumes, royal 4to: [4],viii,391,[1]; [4],377,[1]pp, with half-titles and 11 (of 12) color stipple-engraved, unlettered proof plates on papier vélin, by Bonnefoy, Clément, Colibert, Demonchy, and Gautier after paintings by Schall. The plate for Book II never bound in. Full period marbled calf with gilt-tooled borders, turn-ins and spine, red morocco lettering and green numbering pieces gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, plates with tissue guards laid in. Title-pages with signature of Joseph Robert Hownam. A superb, wide-margined set, clean, crisp and bright—a spectacular production of one of the earliest works with engravings printed in color. Brunet III: 1731. ESTC T134616. Cohen De Ricci 708. Lewine, p. 358. Christies Sale 5380, Lot 106. Joseph Robert Hownam (whose book this was) served in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars at Copenhagen, Madeira, and in the Mediterranean, and later gained notoriety as part of the retinue of Queen Caroline, testifying in divorce proceedings brought by the Prince Regent. 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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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, Rites and Ceremonies of the Church. According to the use of the Church of England; together with the Psalter, or Psalms of David.

      London:: Printed by John Jarvis, 1792.. 8vo. Original straight grained red morocco, double gilt rules, gilt spine devises, all edges gilt; joint starting, rubbed. Three handwritten prayers found on front free endleaves. Very good. WITH A FORE-EDGE PAINTING APPLIED TO THE FANNED EDGE OF “OXFORD FROM THE WATER MEADOWS.” Painted by Martin Frost with his monogram signature in the painting on the upper right corner. Purchased from Sotheran's. Painted in the 1990s.

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