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        Heptameron français. Les nouvelles de Marguerite, Reine de Navarre

      New edition, illustrated with a frontispiece by Dunker and engraved by Eichler and repeated in three volumes entitled to French Heptaméron 73 figures by Freudeberg and engraved by Gutenberg, Halbou, Henriquez ... 72 and 72 vignettes cul-de-lamp by Dunker engraved by itself and Richter, Eichler. Page titles engraved caligraphiques characters, what sets this edition of the first draft by 1783. The illustration, fine and detailed, is very beautiful and "engraved with remarkable finesse" (Cohen). Chez la Nouvelle Société Typographique Berne 1792 in-8 xlvij (1bc.) 275pp. et (4) 308pp. et (4) 250pp. (1) 3 volumes reliés

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        LA MAGIE BLANCHE devoillee ou Explication des tours surprenans qui sont depuis peu l'admiration de la capitale et de la provincie. Avec des reflexions sur la baguette divinatorie, les automates joueurs d'echecs, ecc.

      Desoer, 1792. 2 parti in un vol. in-8, pp. VIII, 118; VIII, 270, (2), leg. m. pelle coeva con tass. al d. Con 29 incis. xilogr. n.t. di cui 3 a piena pagina. Solo i primi due volumi, i successivi furono pubblicati alcuni anni dopo. Leggeriss. brun. ma bell'esempl. [489]

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      London, printed for Thomas Payne, 1792.. FIRST EDITION IN TWO PARTS 1792. SECOND PART WITH ITS OWN TITLE PAGE, A SHORT EXPLANATION OF THE PROPER METHODS OF CALCULATING A MEAN DAILY RATE, BY COUNT DE BRUHL. 8vo, approximately 210 x 130 mm, 8¼ x 5¼ inches, 1 folding plate in second part, pages: half-title with errata mounted on verso, as issued, title page, [1]-171, 1-16, bound in half calf, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, marbled boards. Binding rubbed, hinges cracking at head and tail, head of spine worn with slight loss of leather, half-title and title page have pale age-browning, pastedowns and endpapers have pale browning and spotting, small worm track to lower margin of last 6 pages and endpapers, nowhere near text, 2 neatly repaired, occasional spot to margins otherwise text clean. A very good copy. See: The Clockmaker's Library, page 41, No. 602; ESTC T68330. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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, 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

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        A Treatise on Practical Navigation and Seamanship

      London: Gilbert and Wright. Front board detached with prelims attached. Leather rubbed and bumped. Remaining binding intact and in good condition. Pages cut. 1792. First Edition. Half-leather cover. 300mm x 250mm (12" x 10"). 318pp. engraved frontis; 4 engraved plates. Suitable for restoration, research and rebinding. Bookplate on ep. Plates: The Elizabeth in distress, feuding under the goose wing of the foresail; The Elizabeth under sail steering with the machine; The grafton at anchor in distress; The Grafton under sail steering with the machine. [With Remarks, Observations and Directions for managing and conducting a Ship in all kinds of Weather, either under Sail; or at Anchor, with many Useful Hints and Remarks by way of Improvement to Navigation and to Navigators, in every occurrence that can happen to a Ship at Sea or at Anchor. And also, A full and clear description of the English Channel, with distinct and clear Directions for sailing down the Channel from the Downs westward; also particular Directions for a Ship coming from the Ocean, and entering the English Channel, with Directions for sailing up the same to the Downs, both in fair and foul Weather, with whatever is necessary for the Seaman to know by way of Improvement. To Make Ships and the Management of Them; and also Navigation in General More Perfect, and Consequently less dangerous and destructive to Men's Lives and Property. Together With the Method the Author advised, and which was adopted in Scenes of the greatest Distress at sea, in a violent Storm]. .

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        Plan of the New Constitution for the United States of America

      , 1792. 1792. (AMERICAN CONSTITUTION). Plan of the New Constitution for the United States of America, Agreed Upon in a Convention of the States. With a Preface by the Editor. A New Edition, Corrected. London: J. Debrett, 1792. Slim octavo, period-style gray paper-covered boards, printed paper spine label, renewed endpapers; (1-3), 4-32. Housed in a custom half morocco folding case. $4200.1792 British printing of Plan of the New Constitution for the United States, affirming the

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        American Geography; or, A View of the Present Situation of the Uni

      , 1792. 1792. MORSE, JEDIDIAH. The American Geography; or, A View of the Present Situation of the United States of America.... London: For John Stockdale, 1792. xvi, 536 p. 2 folding maps, folding table. Contemporary mottled calf, skillfully rebacked in period style. Both maps with a few neat and unobtrusive early repairs (fold strengthening) on verso, else a fine copy-- clean and entirely unfoxed. Second edition of the first American geography, originally printed in Elizabethtown, New Jersey, in 1789. The engraved maps depict the northern and southern parts of what then comprised the United States, the latter including the "New State of Franklin." Howes M840.

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        Am Waldrand von Marino im Albaner Gebirge, 1792

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: Unterhalb der Darstellung in der Druckplatte signiert, datiert und bezeichnet: "J. Mechau fec Romae 1792 | Entrata nel bosco di Marine". Werkverzeichnis: Nagler 8, Nr. 18; Fichter Nr. 27; Köln 1984, Nr. 62. Serie: Mahlerisch radirte Prospecte von Italien, von Johann Christian Reinhart, Jakob Wilhelm Mechau und Albert Christoph Dies. Grösse: 34,4 x 26,1 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: 49,3 x 39,2 cm (Papier). 36,9 x 27,5 cm (Plattenmaß). Beschreibung: Marino liegt im Albaner Gebirge. Gerühmt werden von Reisenden des 18. Und 19. Jahrhunderts immer wieder seine ausgedehnten Wälder. Im Mittelpunkt der Darstellung steht eine verdorrte Eiche, an deren Stamm offenbar ein Votivbild angebracht ist, das eine junge Frau küsst. In der Romantik, zu deren Wegbereitern Mechau gehört, wird der einsame Baum zu einem zentralen Bildmotiv. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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, 1792-1809. 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 completed in 1792 at a total cost of £46,438, raised mainly by loans on the credit of the county rate. They were designed by William Blackburn, the specialist prison architect favoured by Howard, but Paul himself undertook much of the detailed planning and supervision, his labour made more intense by Blackburn's illness and death in 1790. That very personal involvement continued after the opening of the prisons: until almost the end of his life he paid close attention to all aspects of their administration. Paul's scheme, having been brought to a successful conclusion, provided a model for the magistrates of other counties, who were able to benefit from his printed addresses on the subject and from his detailed rules and regulations for the Gloucestershire prisons, published in the first of several editions in 1790. In 1810 Sir Samuel Romilly cited the new Gloucestershire prisons, with that at Southwell, as the most remarkable of recent improvements, and Paul was called to give evidence to the select committee of the Commons considering the matter in 1811. He had won a national reputation in his field. ...... Having demonstrated a talent for analysing and planning complex matters, Paul found himself consulted by colleagues in various fields. For his fellow governors of the county infirmary at Gloucester he reported in 1794 in his customary exhaustive detail on the possibility of admitting lunatics; a letter on the treatment of criminal and pauper lunatics he wrote to the home secretary in 1806 influenced the drafting of an act on the subject in 1808.' [Nicholas Herbert in ODNB].

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        A Voyage to the South Sea, undertaken by Command of His Majesty, for the purpose of conveying the Bread-fruit Tree to the West Indies, in His Majesty's Ship the Bounty... including an account of the mutiny on board the said ship, and the subsequent voyage of part of the Crew, in the Ship's Boat, from Tifoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies

      London: Printed for George Nicol, 1792. Some light offsetting from the plates as usual but a particularly good copy.. Quarto, with frontispiece portrait, and seven plans and charts; a fine copy in a handsome early binding of half tan calf over marbled boards, spine panelled and lettered in gilt. First edition of one of the most famous of all voyage books: the full official narrative of Bligh's voyage in the Bounty and the mutiny. At the time of publication Bligh was on his second breadfruit voyage, and the work was edited for the press by James Burney, with the assistance of Sir Joseph Banks, both of whom had also sailed with Cook.The open-boat voyage, one of the most famous feats of seamanship of all time, was also notable for the coastal discoveries made almost accidentally in the course of the desperate voyage. Bligh was justifiably proud of his achievements in mapping and charting during his travails, and each of the printed charts features his name prominently: the sketch of Matavai Bay in Tahiti even features his signature in facsimile (particularly notable given Bligh's fury that his work on the charts of Cook's third voyage was not recognised).The advertisement to this work comments that Bligh had originally intended to issue his account of the first part of the voyage of the Bounty as a separate work. Bligh had, of course, issued the Narrative quickly, noting here that this haste 'was for the purpose of communicating early information concerning an event which had attracted the public notice: and being drawn up in a hasty manner, it required many correction'. This full account of the voyage, then, includes a slightly altered version of Bligh's own account of the mutiny, which had been published two years earlier. This extended and revised text makes this the fundamental published account of the Bounty saga, and an important eighteenth-century document of Pacific voyaging, most especially for the second phase of European relations with Tahiti.This is a particularly good copy of this great book, with almost none of the browning common to many copies, in a most attractive binding of the period. Provenance: With the slightly later bookplate of Henry Mussenden Leathes of Herringfleet Hall (near Lowestoft in Suffolk), a Waterloo veteran who had fought with the Royal Horse Artillery throughout the Peninsular War; private collection (Sydney).

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        Holy Bible

      1792. BIBLE. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the NewÂ… Cambridge: J. Archdeacon, 1792. Two volumes. 12mo, contemporary full straight-grain red morocco gilt boards with green morocco inlays rebacked with original gilt spines and brown morocco spine labels laid down, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $3200.Handsomely bound 1792 Cambridge edition of the venerable King James Bible, “the most celebrated book in the English-speaking world” (Campbell, 1).First published in 1611 and indisputably the most influential of English Bible translations, the King James Version has exercised incalculable influence on piety, language and literature. Macaulay praised it as “a book, which if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power” (PMM 114). Separate New Testament title page, also dated 1792. With Apocrypha. Lengthy gift inscription from one John Conyers to his son, dated 1796. Occasional marginalia; a few old annotations to endpapers.Scattered light foxing, light expert restoration to beautiful morocco bindings.

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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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        Rare Signer of the Constitution, William Paterson a gorgeous example

      n.p., October 30, 1792. 8" x 13". "Single page signed manuscript on laid paper, 8"" x 13"", docketed to verso. Boldly scripted, paper toned, with a few pinhole losses, and slight chipping to outer edges. Expected folds with a touch of creases to one corner. Small light pencil note. Boldly signed by William Paterson as ""Wm Paterson.""Paterson, perhaps best known as a signor of the Constitution, was highly instrumental in the negotiations and proposals for determining how the individual states would be represented in the House and in the Senate. His long experience in state politics and administration earned him a seat on the five-person delegation sent by New Jersey to the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, where he played a pivotal role. By a narrow margin, delegates approved the Virginia Plan, which provided for proportional representation, based on population, in two houses of government. Paterson introduced the New Jersey Plan, which called for a unicameral body with equal representation from each state. In the debate that followed, the delegates hammered out the Great Compromise, with proportional representation in the house of Representatives and equal representation in the Senate. This lovely Paterson signed manuscript document was executed shortly after he resigned from the Senate to become Governor of New Jersey, and just 6 months before George Washington nominated Paterson to sit as associate justice of the United States Supreme Court on March 4, 1793. Paterson spent the last 13 years of his life devoted to building a stable and powerful federal judiciary.The document encompasses a Warrant for payment to the widow of a deceased member of the Militia, and is shown in full below:""State of New Jersey the twenty ninth Day of October 1792This warrant entitles the bearer Susanna Bowls - By late Suzanna Martin Widow of John Martenlate a Private in the Militia of this state whodied in the Service of the United sates or here orderto receive from the Treasurer of the State the sum of twenty five shilling per month from the firstday of February Seventeen hundred and seventyeight to the first day of April Seventeen hundredand eighty eight being the amount of here lateHusbands half payHouse of AsemblyOctober 29, 1792By order of the HouseCouncil Chamber Lika Convicts EpeakerOct 30th, 1792By Order of theHouseWm Paterson""A wonderful piece of history with beautiful, bold contrast allowing for a handsome presentation. Would be stunning framed. Paterson is extremely scarce, maybe even scarcer than Broom or Baldwin as far as completing a set of Constitution signers. The most recent examples appeared in 2007 and 2008 and averaged over $5,000 each."

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        12 Blätter zu Fabeln von Gellert, Gleim, Hagedorn und Lichtwer, 1792

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: unten links signiert und datiert: "D: Chodowiecki sc: 1792". Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 680. Serie: aus: Kleiner Taschen Calender auf das gemeine Jahr 1795, Bogen. Grösse: 5,1 x 4,5 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Platte: 15,4 x 27,4 cm Papier: 20,2 x 32,1 cm. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Gegend um Cöln, 10 Meilen im Umkreis.

      - Kupferstich v. W. Voss / W. Stephani aus Gegenden von deutschen Städten 10 Meilen im Umkreis b. Karl Kolbe ( 1792 - 1849 ), Berlin, 1828, 32 x 29 cm Äusserst seltene runde Karte; Köln im Mittelpunkt. Westl. bis Aachen, nördl. bis Dinslaken, östl. bis Olpe u. südl. bis Koblenz. Historische Textlegende ober- und unterhalb der Darstellung. Tooley 362 ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        Die Grundlehre der Staatswirthschaft. Ein Elementarbuch für Regentensöhne und alle, die sich dem Dienst des Staats und der Gelehrsamkeit widmen wollen.

      Marburg, Akademische Buchhandlung 1792. Mit gest. Porträt (Wilhelm Erbprinz zu Hessen) u. 1 Tabelle. 923 S. Umschlag d. Zt. Humpert 7603; Roscher 552; nicht bei Schulte-Str. - Erste Ausgabe. Auch unter dem zweiten Titel \"System der Staatswirthschaft. Erster (einziger) Theil welcher die Grundlehre enthält\". \"Offenbar hatten die bahnbrechenden Lehren Adam Smith\'s zur Förderung Jung-Stilling\'s wesentlich beigetragen. Doch sah er auch in diesen Dingen stets das unmittelbare Walten Gottes\" (ADB XIV, 701). - Unbeschnitten, vereinzelt etwas fleckig, erste Bll. mit kl. Wurmspur im Bund, Titel mit zeitgenössischem Besitzvermerk. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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      , 1792. 1792. (COMBE, Charles, editor) HORACE. Q. Horatti Flacci Opera, cum variis lectionibus, notis variorum, et indice locupletissimo. London: William Brown and John Warren, 1792-93. Two volumes. Quarto, contemporary full straight-grain green morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines and boards, raised bands, all edges gilt. $3200.First edition of Combe

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        La Principauté De Catalogne et le Comté de Roussillon Suivant Les Nouvelles Observations par, le Sieur Abbe Baudrand - Dediez A Monseigneur Monseigneur le Marechal Duc de Nöailles Pair de France Chevalier des ordres du Roy, Premier Capitaine de ses Gardes. Gouverneur du Roussillon & c. Par tres humble Serviteur I.B. Nolin Geographe Ord. du Roy. - A Paris Chez Sr. Julien a l' Hotel de Soubise. Avec Privilege du Roy du 25 Janvier 1792. - Gravé par C. Roussel.':.

      - Grenzkol. Kupferstich von 2 Platten gedruckt v. Claude Roussel n. Michel Antoine Baudrand b. Jean Baptiste Nolin & Jean Denis (Robert) Janvier in Paris, dat. 1792, 60,5 x 86,5 This state not by Cartografia De Catalunya Segles XVII-XVIII (vgl. S. 100, Nr. 34 u. Abb. S. 101 ; .); Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. A - D, S. 98 (Michel Antoine Baudrand, abbé, 1633-1700. .; 'La Principauté De Catalogne et le Comté de Roussillon .', 1703.). - Zeigt Katalonien und das angrenzende Roussillon. - Unten rechts große dekorative Titelkartusche umgeben von 3 Wappen und Allegorien. - Oben links Insetkarte (ca. 12 x 12 cm) der Umgebung von Vielle in den Pyrenäen ('Vallée d' Aran Monts Pyrenées'). - Am unteren Kartenrand Kartusche mit 12 Befestigungsplänen: Barcelona, Lerida, Tortose, Perpignan, Girone, Mont-Louis, Palamos, Tortose, Rose, Castel-Foilit, Tarragone und Collioure. - Links daneben 4 verschiedene Meilenzeiger; oben rechts Erklärungen der Kartensymbole; mittig rechts Kompaßrose. - Dieser unbekannte Zustand (Ausgabe) mit der Verlegeradresse von Julien in Paris und der Datierung 1792 bibliographisch nicht nachweisbar! This unknown state with the publishing address of Julien in Paris and the dating 1792 is bibliographically unverifiable!

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        Mémoires du Comte de Maurepas, Ministre de la Marine, 3e édition avec 11 caricatures du temps..

      Paris, chez Buisson, 1792, 4 vol. in 8°, ill. de 11 caricatures gravées h.t. (Louis XIV, Mme de Maintenon, Louvois, Boufflers, Pelisson, Marillac, Basville, Bossuet, Ctesse de Marsan, abbé du Cheyla, G. de Fustemberg), demi-veau marbré époque à coins, dos à filets dorés, p. de t. jaune et beige, qq. très rares rouss sinon bel exemplaire. (bel ex-libris gravé Eugen Ziegler) Précieux mémoires sur la fin du règne de Louis XIV, la Régence et le règne de Louis XV, avec un important chapitre sur le système de Law. Ces mémoires apocryphes, furent rassemblés par Salé, secrétaire de Maurepas, et publiés par J. L. G. Soulavie. Comme ministre de la Marine, Maurepas chercha surtout à améliorer les techniques de navigation et de construction navale. Cette 3e édition est la plus complète, et elle contient une étonnante suite de caricatures.

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      Madrid 1792 - Materia: Libro antiguo del siglo XVIII. Geografía. Mapas. Publicación: Madrid: 1792. Descripción: Cuarto menor (22 cm.) 24 páginas incluida portada, 27 mapas coloreados. Encuadernación plena piel de época con tejuelo en el lomo. Estado de conservación: Buen estado, primeros mapas con restauraciones y algún desperfecto en el margen inferior. RSS2 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Letter Signed ""Caterine"" as Empress in Russian

      1792. Signed. CATHERINE THE GREAT. Manuscript Letter Signed ""Caterine"" as Empress in Russian. Tsarskoe Selo (the Empress's palace in St. Petersburg): June 2, 1792. Four pages of watermarked laid paper on two conjoined sheets, each measuring 7 by 8-3/4 inches, penned in a secretarial hand on rectos and versos. Fully translated. $7000.Historically important manuscript letter signed “Caterine” as Empress in Russian, to General Mikhailo Vasilyevich, in which she congratulates the General for his victory over the Polish army – “the troops led by you spread over the Bratslav and the Kiev provinces and gained those territories, and that the courageous Cossacks defeated the enemyÂ’s detachments.” Within three years, an independent Poland ceased to exist.The letter, translated, reads in full, ""Your report of May 20th reached our hands punctually. We are pleased to see that the troops led by you spread over the Bratslav and the Kiev provinces and gained those territories, and that the courageous Cossacks defeated the enemy's detachments in the battle of Murakhov (?), destroying the fortifications and obstacles put in their way by the enemy. In fear of being isolated the enemy hastily retreated from the provinces mentioned above. Due to your prudent decisions and the courage of our troops this initial campaign was a success, therefore we express our Imperial gratitude to everyone who participated in this campaign. We hope that such a positive beginning followed by great success will give us a chance to aware in full the excellence and zeal to our service. From the same report we see the enemy's main force retreating to the depth of their land are trying to strengthen by joining the troops coming from Warsaw and Polish Lithuania, and are showing their intention to join and with all of their units offer resistance to you. We are certain that if it is impossible for you to prevent such formation you, of course, will do your utmost with God's help to destroy this assemblage, and in performing such a heroic exploit you will find your paths from then on clear. It will be easy to fulfill this campaign if the Confederation supporting us will engage rapidly in different regions of Polish Ukraine distracting the enemy, and by doing so it will facilitate your movements to prevent this formation. We consider your report about the disorders and theft among some of our troops entrusted to you a sign of your excellent diligence to our service. We approve of the measures taken by you to stop these disorders. We hope that after the just punishment of the perpetrators these deeds of mischief will end, especially when you watch with a stern eye the leaders so that they will zealously supervise their subordinates and restrain them from committing such crime. You always remain in our good graces.""On May 14, 1792, Polish and Lithuanian magnates, the wealthy nobility class, created the Confederation of Targowica, which asked the Russian Empress Czarina Catherine II for help in overthrowing the Polish Constitution of May 3, 1791. On May 18, 1792 a Russian army of 100,000 crossed the Polish border and headed for Warsaw, beginning the War in Defence of the Constitution. The Polish Army was too weak to oppose the enemy advancing in the Ukraine and withdrew to the Bug River where, under General Thaddeus Kosciuszko fought the Russian army to a draw. Eventually, the King of Poland joined the Confederation precipitating the Second Partition of Poland in 1793. Russia gained over 95,000 square miles formerly part of Poland, including Bratslav, Kiev, Minsk, and Brest Litovsk. The Uprising of 1794, led by Kosciuszko, failed, resulting in the Third Partition in 1795. Poland lost all its remaining territories and ceased to exist as an independent nation. In the 1792 war, the recipient of this letter, General Vasilyevich, was in charge of the acquisition of Moldavia and the Polish provinces. Faint fold lines. Fine condition.

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        Act Governing the Western Territories

      1792. First Edition . UNITED STATES CONGRESS. An Act respecting the Government of the Territories of the United States North West and South of the River Ohio. Second Congress of the United States: At the First Session, begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, on Monday the twenty-fourth of October one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one. [Philadelphia: Printed by Childs and Swaine, 1792]. Folio, original broadside leaf measures 8 by 13 inches, printed on recto, uncut. $6000.First official printing of this crucial May 1792 Act reasserting America’s governance of the Northwest Territory against renewed incursions of the British and the “spectre of Indian war,” one of only 30 slip law copies issued. A rare association copy from the library of New England’s leading senator, Stephen Row Bradley.This rare first printing of a signal congressional Act, approved into law by Washington on May 8, 1792, marks an especially critical period in America’s early frontier history. “Throughout 1792 there had been reason to belief that the King’s Canadian officials… [intended] to enlarge British influence over the Indians of the Northwest… Conditions north of the Ohio had become desperate in the past year. The ugly spectre of Indian war hung everywhere. The northwest frontier had been receding steadily for more than two years” (Freeman, 614-5). Passed five years after the Northwest Ordinance first established the Northwest Territory, and only two years after the Southwest Ordinance extended into territory south of the Ohio River, this 1792 Act reaffirms governance of the embattled regions, still largely ruled under a form of martial law. The Act permits the territorial governor and judges to repeal laws when needed and authorizes territorial judges to hold courts, while further addressing the territory’s “limitation act” of December 1788. Printed beneath this Act is a second law, one that provides payment to the heirs of a Revolutionary War colonel who was mortally wounded in the Battle of Wabash. One of approximately 30 copies issued in a slip law printing by Childs & Swaine, who had relocated to Philadelphia with the government in the 1790s, and printed “folio slip laws for the Congress as they had in New York.” Pursuant to a 1789 resolution of Congress, such slip laws were typically issued “with no title pages, index numbers… within ten days of passage of any law,” and provided the President with two copies to be sent to the governor of each state (Powell, 99, 87). OCLC lists one copy. NAIP shows three copies: American Antiquarian Society, New York Public Library, and Rhode Island Historical Society. Evans 24902. This copy from the library of Stephen Row Bradley, the first United States Senator from the newly admitted state of Vermont. An influential supporter of Jefferson and Madison, Bradley was senator from 1791-1795, and again from 1801-1813. With contemporary inked notations in the left corners.Faint creasing to corners, lightest edge-wear. A near-fine copy of this rare and important document on the American frontier.

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      1792. (COMBE, Charles, editor) HORACE. Q. Horatti Flacci Opera, cum variis lectionibus, notis variorum, et indice locupletissimo. London: William Brown and John Warren, 1792-93. Two volumes. Quarto, contemporary full straight-grain green morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines and boards, raised bands, all edges gilt. $3200.First edition of Combe’s “very magnificent and valuable” variorum edition of Horace, one of ancient Rome’s greatest lyricists, one of only 25 to 30 large-paper copies, beautifully bound. “Exceedingly rare.”“When [Horace] gets away from battles and triumphs, of gods and heroes and the whole machinery of Olympus, and turns to the familiar world in which he lives, he plays with a master hand upon the chords that vibrate in the breast of all men… Words cannot do justice to the exquisite polish of his verse, the crispness and terse vigor of his phrases, and the perfect choice of words… He, more than any other, makes antiquity live for us again… He is thus the most human of all the classic writers” (Peck, 845-46). Also a physician and numismatist, Charles Combe “had a taste for classical studies… In 1788 Combe began to work in conjunction with Mr. Henry Homer, fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, upon an edition of Horace, with variorum notes… Combe’s colleague died before the first volume was completed, and he finished the work alone… It was a fine specimen of typography” (DNB). “A very magnificent and valuable edition… In the compilation, the editors carefully collated the editio princeps [printed circa 1470] and seven Harleian manuscripts… It is supposed that there were 30 copies only struck off on a large paper, which are excessively rare” (Moss II:31-32); more recent estimates put the number of large-paper copies at 25. With engraved frontispiece portrait (of William Murray, first Earl of Mansfield, to whom the work is dedicated). Text in Latin. Brueggemann, 587. Lowndes, 1114. Bookplates, including armorial bookplate of Samuel Bradshaw. Small inkstamps. Bookbinder’s small ticket in Volume II.Foxing to preliminary blank leaves, otherwise generally quite clean. Small closed tear toward gutter of leaf U1 of Volume I, not affecting text; small marginal hole to leaf [3C4], not affecting text. An about-fine copy, beautifully bound.

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        Vindication of the Rights of Woman

      1792. First Edition . WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects. London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1792. Octavo, period style full speckled brown calf, burgundy morocco spine label, marbled edges. $19,500.First edition of Wollstonecraft's classic work on freedom, equality and education, with Volume I the only volume published, a splendid copy handsomely bound.""Wollstonecraft's major work caused an outcry when it was published and is hailed as a cornerstone of feminism…. The central theme of the work on women's rights was that they should be educated to carry a responsibility in society equal to that of men. In disagreement with Rousseau… Wollstonecraft urged 'rational fellowship instead of slavish obedience'"" (Legacies of Genius 64). Vindication of the Rights of Woman was written in a ""plain and direct style, and it was this as well as the idea of writing a book on the subject at all, which caused the outcry that ensued… she argued for equality of education for both sexes… and co-education. It was a rational plea for a rational basis to the relation between the sexes… Its chief object was to show that women were not the playthings of men but ought to be their equal partners, which they could be only if they were educated in the same way"" (PMM 242). ""While the American statesman Aaron Burr declared 'your sex has in her an able advocate… a work of genius' (and John Adams teased his wife, Abigail, for being a 'Disciple of Wollstonecraft!') Horace Walpole's reaction was more typical. He called her a 'hyena in petticoats'"" (New York Times). ""She was the first woman to articulate publicly a request for women's suffrage and coequal education… Although Wollstonecraft is best known as a feminist thinker, her philosophies are not limited to women's issues… Wollstonecraft advocates liberty and equality for all humanity. Advancing arguments for political rights, she argues for the removal of traditional injustices of rank, property, class, and gender… The key to freedom lies in the reasoning individual conscience, not in laws or dogma… Wollstonecraft adamantly asserts that education inculcating reason will eventually emancipate all humankind from all forms of servitude (political, sexual, religious, or economic)"" (Great Thinkers of the Western World, 322-327). Volume One was the only volume published. Windle A5a. ESTC T50903. Goldsmiths 15366. CBEL II:656. Title page with small embossed library stamp, faint shelf number, inkstamped number to the verso.Text generally fresh with faint marginal dampstaining mainly to early leaves, light scattered foxing. A very scarce near-fine copy.

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        Pair of Autograph Letters Signed, written from the field, while serving under Lafayette, May and June 1792, to his brother, Soissons, France

      two letters, small quarto, 6 pages, in very good clean and legible condition. The collection contains a description of the Battle of Maubeuge, which featured in a plot to destroy Lafayette's reputation, however his success in the field trumped this vicious plot. Au Camp de Rancenne sous Givet 12 Mai 1792 "Mon cher frère, Je n'ai aucune nouvelle de toi ni de Villers. Je ne scais quell parti il aura pris, ni comment-il pourra exister quand il aura consommé le capital de son cantonment numeraire, qui lui a été rembourse M. Sutaine Bertrand negt rue ceres à Rheims en depositaire du billes de 6000... Si tu lui ecris par la suite tu mettra à lt. L. Pille, Volre de la 2e Come du Bord de Volont. De la Cote d'or, a l'armee du Genl Lafayette au camp de Rancenne pres Givet si nous avons décampé cela non joindra ... occupe toi donc , je te prie de de faire payer m d'alonville sil en émigré, c'est une raison de plus pour ne pas le menager le decret contre ces debiteurs en formel. Pendant que nous allons la constitution an dehors, mets toi àla tete de nos petites proprietés es tâche de sauver villes de la misère qui le menace ne laissons point perdu le bien de Citry ce sera une retraite agreeable pour des guerriers si nous pourroit y revenir comme notre ayent couvers comme lui de gloire es de blessures. Si villers vouloir venir ... rejoinder je lui donnerai un fusil es 15 pour jour jusqu'au que fais instructions es sa valeur merite que les frères d'armes le nomment officer, sil en a le ... Nous sommes comme tu scais, part de Rheims pour Meziere le 10 Mars der. Le battalion a été Cayerne ce qui a achevé son instruction militaire de place; il sort tres bien, aussi bien que quelque regimens de ligne que ce soit, il est sage, es plein de courage.Nos officiers generaux es ont toujours été content cela nous avalu l'avantage d'être tires de la reserve pour etre en 1er ligne et nous avons la droit l'armée de M de la Fayette. Nous sommes partis de Mezieres le 29 avril a midi et nous sommes arrives ici le lendemain à la meme heure par la traverse des Ardennes. Nous avons passé la 1e nuit au bivouac. Nous avons campe le lendemain. Nous devions nous porter sur le champs sur Namur sans l'echec des detachemens du nord, Nous eprouvans ici des ... froid extraordinaire ... je coucher sur la paille dans deux couverturs j'aurai ce soir mon matelas. M. dela Fayette nous a deja fait manoeuvrer deux fois il est fort content de l'armée. ..." (The letter closes with a sketch at the base of page three with a line drawing explaining the order of the troops delineating the relative location of the various regiments.) Au camp retranche de Maubeuge le neuf Juin 1792 l'an 4e de la liberté a l'armée de Gal Lafayette "Nous etions depuis longtems notre cher frère, dans l'inquietude sur votre compte nous ne faisons ou vous ecrire parceque nous ignorons si vous aves continue votre residence a la garniere... et nous vous vous verrons et vous embrasserons avec grand plaisir puisque son promettes de venir nous rejoindre a l'armee nous eussions bien desire vous voir reuni à nord dans la militaire, n'ayant aucune retraite, il nous paraissoit naturel que vous churches a vous en faire un etat avec ... plus de raison que tout le servis de votre service dans les domains vous aurait compte pour etre reuni a vos service ... et vous assurer un fort honnete aubout de trente ans de tons services e'st le parti qu a pris Etienne es il s'en trovera bien il a fait son service de simple volontaire avec la plus grande exactitude depuis sept mois et je vien de lui obtenir du General Lafayette la promesse de la premiere sous lieutenance vacant dans la ligne... Nous avons à Givet chez m du craigniaux, notre malle ... dans la malle sont nos papiers je vais ecrire à ce citoyen de vous addresser par la menagerie en vous en donnant avis. Vous aurés alors trois papiers quell conques sans avoir besoin d'aller à Rheims ni à Dijon ou il n'y en n'a plus aucun nous vous enverrons aussi procuration pour toucher les fonds. ... Vous aves apris les papiers publis notre affaire ... du 23 mai ou notre second bataillon setoit couvert de gloire. Il y avait perdu 1 caporal et 9 volontaires. Les ennemis ont fait hyer a 2 h du matin une nouvelle attacque sur cette meme avant garde de M de Gouvion avec aussi peu de uccess; mais notre second bataillon y a cruelle souffert il a fait sa retraite le derniere es il a perdu 70 hommes taillés en piece par la cavaleri ennemi il a eu en autre 18 blessés ; ses trois chefs ont ete tues les 2 collegue et bons amis ... et pour comble de Malheur le General Gouvion a été tué d'un boules de canon. L'armée entier a marché mais nous avons eu le chagrin de ne pouvoir joinder l'ennemi qui s'etoi replié ... nous sommes rentra à 3 h en soir dans notre camp nous attendons avec impatience le moment d'attaquer en combinant nos movement avec l'armee de Luckner et pleins de confiance dans notre General et dans le courage, le patriotism la concorde de tous nos frères d'armes nord ferons tot-outard triomphes la bonne cause ..." From Bernard Sarrans' Memoirs of General Lafayette and of the French Revolution of 1830, is a passage outlining the May 23 affair at Maubeuge and the plot of the "Jacobin clubs" to destroy Lafayette: "Among the intrigues, foreign and domestic which were at this time carried on, one was hatched for the purpose of ruining Lafayette. On the evening of the 24th, he received orders to form an army-corps and a train of artillery which were to be at Givet, on the 30th. All was ready in four and twenty hours, and this unexpected march of fifty six leagues was performed in five days; so that while every good citizen deplored the checks sustained at Lille and Mons, it was impossible to withhold thanks for the efforts and zeal of Lafayette. He directed on the enemy's territory a corps which fought valiantly near Phillipville, and afterwards in conformity with a plan which left the offensive to Marshal Luckner, he proceeded to occupy the entrenched camp at Maubeuge. Before that time a partial engagement took place, in which General Gouvion was killed. The accidents and delays which too frequently ensue with raw troops, rendered ineffective a movement on the flank, and gave the enemy time to retreat. According to the first plan which was concerted in the King's presence, between the minister Narbonne and the three generals, Luckner was to manoeuvre on the Rhine, and Lafayette at the head of forty thousand men, was to enter the Netherlands, while the army of Rocahmbeau was to be in readiness to support him. However this plan was modified by Dumoriez and the jacobins, who were at that time his friends. Rochambeau in disgust resigned his command, and Marshal Luckner, who failed in his offensive operations against the Netherlands, thought proper to retire on Valenciennes. Lafayette, who had occupied Maubeuge as a means of diversion, dispatched Bureaux-Puzy to prevail on Luckner to make a combined attack upon the Austrians nearly at the point where the battle of Jemmapes was fought. Lafayette answered for his troops, and entertained no doubt of their success, for he had from the very outset constantly and publicly predicted the advantage which our new institutions, and a spirit of patriotism must possess over old tactics and old armies. Luckner obstinately refused to yield to the recommendation of his colleague. This circumstance proved not a little mortifying to the enemies of Lafayette, both within and without the assembly , for by dint of repeating that he had prevented Luckner from attacking, and had proposed that he should march on Paris, Bureauz-Puzy was summoned to the bar, and they themselves rendered necessary the publication of the correspondence. Lafayette was at the same time engaged in a more perilous war against the colossal and disorganizing power of the Jacobin clubs. He was aware that the enemies of the Revolution both at home and abroad, had formed the systematic design of destroying liberty by excess and licentiousness. He saw among the jacobins sincere patriots, who were the involuntary instruments of intrigue, fury, and the counter-revolution. He determined to brave them; but he attacked them alone, and his letter of the 16th of June, to the national assembly openly denounced that formidable association; and specifically named the jacobins..." - Bernard Sarrans, Memoirs of General Lafayette and of the French Revolution of 1830, (London: Richard Bentley, 1832) volume 1, pp., 61-64. Louis Antoine Pille, whose name is engraved on the Arc de Triomphe, was born in Soissons (Aisne) on July 14, 1749 and died there on 7 October 1828. Pille after serving in an administrative capacity in the army became a lieutenant in a unit of volunteer cavalry at Dijon in 1789, the battalion commander the following November, and commander of the volunteers of Dijon on April 18, 1790, and part of the Federated volunteers who went to Paris on the 14 July of the same year. He was appointed 30 August 1791 Lieutenant-Colonel of the 1st Volunteer Battalion of the Côte d'Or, and served in the Army of the Center in 1792, and saw action in a number of engagements. In 1793 he went to the Army of the North and was present at the bombardment of Maastricht, the battles of Nerwinde and Pellenbeck and was wounded in the head. He was promoted to the rank of brigadier general, served in both administrative and military he was in charge of twelve departments in the south of France, served in Italy, he retired in 1815 and died in Soissons in 1828.

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        Romantische Ansicht der gro

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: Unterhalb der Darstellung in der Druckplatte signiert, datiert und bezeichnet: "A. C. Dies f. Romae 1792 | Cascatella di Tivoli". Werkverzeichnis: Andresen III, Nr. 7; Fichter Nr. 51. Serie: Mahlerisch radirte Prospecte von Italien, von Johann Christian Reinhart, Jakob Wilhelm Mechau und Albert Christoph Dies. Gr

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        Regni Borusiae Secundum Observationes Novissima, Acuratissima Descriptio Edita

      - Kolorierter Kupferstich n. Reinier & Josua Ottens b. Jan Barend Elwe in Amsterdam, dat. 1792, 45,5 x 59,5 J

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        Ueber nordamerikanische B

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        Ordonnantie, gemaakt by bailliu, borgemeesters, schepenen en raden dezer stede Vere, op de regering en loon van het Goedeluiden-gilde.With: Ordonnantie, gemaakt by bailliu, burgemeesters, schepenen en raden der stad Vere, op den loon van het St. Jans Gilde, in het werken der Schotsche koopmanschappen &c. Veere, Christiaan Hendrik Held, [1770/71]. 2 works in 1 edition. 4to (19.5 x 15.5 cm). With 2 title-pages, each with the woodcut coat of arms of Veere, 2 woodcut tailpieces, and a decorative band built up from cast fleurons. Side-stitched and oversewn in contemporary paper wrappers with a pink surface stain.

      - Jacobus Ermerins, Eenige Zeeuwsche oudheden, 3 (1792), pp. 219-220; not in Arents; Cat. Provinciale Bibliotheek van Zeeland; KVK & WorldCat; Cat. Goldsmith; NCC; STCN. Only copy located of the first and only edition of Veere ordinances concerning the Goedeluiden Guild or St. Jans Guild, two names for the same guild, whose members worked as porters, carrying peat, wood, sacks of various kinds of goods, etc., especially but not exclusively as dock workers loading and unloading ships. Besides its obvious importance for the local history of Veere and its extensive overseas shipping trade, the book gives remarkably detailed information about labour organisation, wages and workers' rights that may reflect general practice in other parts of the Dutch Republic. From 1441 to 1799, Veere had a special staple contract with Scotland, granting the city a monopoly on all Scottish goods. The second work therefore adds documents explicitly concerning Scottish shipping and goods coming in from or via Scotland. We have located only one other edition of any of these ordinances, a 1687 edition of the ordinance of that year (pp. 45-49 in the present edition), also known only from a single copy. Ermerins, writing in 1792, refers to many of the documents transcribed here and adds, "alle door de zorg en oplettenheid van wylen den heer Mr. Johannis Marinissen, in der tyd overdeken van dezen gilde, door den druk gemeen gemaakt" (all published in print through the care and attention of the late Master Johannis Marinissen, then director [literally chief deacon] of this guild). In very good condition and with generous margins, with only the title-page slightly spotted and slightly dirty. The wrappers are tattered, primarily on and near the spine.

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        Les chaînes de l'esclavage Ouvrage destiné à développer les noirs attentats des princes contre les peuples; les ressords secrets, les ruses, les menées, les artifices, les coups d'état qu'ils employent pour détruire la liberté, et les scènes sanglantes qui accompagnent le despotisme.

      P., imp. de Marat, l'an premier de la République, (1792), in 8°, de 366pp. (mal chiffrées 364), broché époque, couv. papier vert avec étiquette au dos, sous double emboîtage en cart. moderne, restauration en marge du faux titre et qq. rares rousseurs sinon bon exemplaire à toutes marges tel que paru. Très rare première édition française de ce texte fameux rédigé en français alors que Marat était en Angleterre. Il fut traduit par lui-même en anglais et publié à très petit nombre à Londres en 1774. L'édition française ne parut donc que 19 ans plus tard, corrigée et augmentée de propos sur la guerre d'indépendance américaine et sur les trois années de révolution en France. "C'est aux chaînes de l'esclavage que Marat doit sa réputation d'avoir été le premier théoricien de l'insurrection." (G. Walter Marat, p.27). Il y dénonce le despotisme des rois et leur usurpation progressive du pouvoir, y défend la liberté, les droits de l'homme et le principe de la souveraineté du peuple. A la fin se trouve le "Tableau des vices de la Constitution angloise, présenté en août 1789 aux Etats-Généraux, comme une série d'écueils à éviter dans le gouvernement qu'ils voulaient donner à la France". ¶ Bougeart p.366 - Martin & Walter n°22849.

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

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

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        Beschreibung des Morgenlandes und einiger andern Länder. Neue Ausgabe nach der englischen Grundschrift genau durchgesehen und verbessert von D. Johann Friedrich Breyer und mit Anmerkungen erläutert von D. Johann Christian Daniel Schreber. Dritter und letzter Theil: Von den griechischen Inseln des Archipelagus, Kleinasien, Thracien, Griechenland, und einigen andern Theilen von Europa .

      Erlangen, Im Verlage der Waltherschen Buchhandlung, 1792. 4°. 25,5 cm. [5] Blatt (gestochenes Titelblatt, Titelblatt, Inhaltsverzeichnis), 408 Seiten, Blatt XXXVII - CIII gefaltete Kupfertafeln. Neuerer Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf rotem Lederschildchen. 3. Auflage. Kainbacher (2016) Seite 357. Mit den Tafeln 37-62 und 64-103 (Paginierung der Tafeln ab Band 2 fortlaufend). Tafel 63 \"Charte von Thracien und Griechenland\" fehlt. Die ersten Blätter mit schwachem Wasserrand, ansonsten innen wie außen in sehr gutem Zustand. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Reisebeschreibungen / travelogue; Reiseliteratur, Reiseberichte / travel, exploration

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        The London Art of Cookery, and Housekeeper's Complete Assistant. On a new plan. Made plain and easy to the understanding of every housekeeper, cook, and servant in the kingdom... The Seventh Edition

      London: J. Scatcherd and J. Whitaker, 1792. Octavo, vi, [50], 467, [1] pages. Frontispiece portrait of the author, and twelve engravings of bills of fare, one for each month. Seventh edition. An extremely popular late-eighteenth century cookbook, with recipes considered to be straightforward and useful, despite their being ghost written by "the printer and hack Richard Johnson". (Lehmann, The British Housewife, page 79) Interesting sections include, Pickling, Collaring, Potting, Preparation of Hams, Bacon, &c., Elegant Ornaments for a Grand Entertainment, Made Wines, Cordial Waters, Malt Liquors, Culinary Poisons, and Necessary Articles for Sea Faring Persons. Manuscript recipe To Make Currant Wine handwritten on rear free end paper. Internally very clean and fresh. Endpapers appear excised, but at a very early date, as they have dated handwritten signatures on them. In full brown calf, with corners bumped, and with a bit of separation at the hinges. Generally very good or better. [Bitting, page 152; Maclean, page 50; Oxford, page 114].

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        Beschreibung des Morgenlandes und einiger andern Länder. Neue Ausgabe nach der englischen Grundschrift genau durchgesehen und verbessert von D. Johann Friedrich Breyer und mit Anmerkungen erläutert von D. Johann Christian Daniel Schreber. Dritter und letzter Theil: Von den griechischen Inseln des Archipelagus, Kleinasien, Thracien, Griechenland, und einigen andern Theilen von Europa .

      Erlangen, Im Verlage der Waltherschen Buchhandlung 1792 - 4°. 25,5 cm. [5] Blatt (gestochenes Titelblatt, Titelblatt, Inhaltsverzeichnis), 408 Seiten, Blatt XXXVII - CIII gefaltete Kupfertafeln. Neuerer Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf rotem Lederschildchen. 3. Auflage. Kainbacher (2016) Seite 357. Mit den Tafeln 37-62 und 64-103 (Paginierung der Tafeln ab Band 2 fortlaufend). Tafel 63 "Charte von Thracien und Griechenland" fehlt. Die ersten Blätter mit schwachem Wasserrand, ansonsten innen wie außen in sehr gutem Zustand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Recueil de 16 pièces relatives à la Constitution civile du clergé, au Serment civique et à la situation des catholiques en 1791-1792 ] Mandement de M. l'Evêque de Boulogne, pour le Carême - Exhortation aux vrais catholiques pour le Dimanche de la Passion - Exhortation aux vrais catholiques pour le second Dimanche de Carême - Exhortation aux Vrais Catholiques pour passer saintement le Carême, et se disposer à la Pâque - L'Ange Tutélaire de la France, visitant ce Royaume, et instruisant les catholiques fidèles. Par l'auteur de Gros-Jean qui remontre à son Curé - Avis de M. l'Archevêque d'Auch, à plusieurs Catholiques de son Diocèse, & principalement à quelques habitans des campagnes - Le Catéchisme d'un Curé intrus, ou l'Intrus a quia - Autre Suite du Catéchisme de l'Intrus - Suite du Catchisme de l'Intrus - Instruction Pastorale de M. l'Evêque de Boulogne, Sur l'obligation de s'attacher aux Pateurs légitimes ; adoptée pour le Diocèse de Bordeaux - Les Intrus jugés au Tribunal de la Religion, par l'Auteur du Catéchisme nouveau & raisonné. A l'usage des Intrus qui ont le bonheur d'avoir des remords - Lettre de M. l'Evêque de Blois - Instruction Pastorale de Monseigneur l'Archevêque de Bordeaux - Les Vrais Principes de l'Eglise, de la Morale et de la Raison sur la Constitution Civile du Clergé - Histoire de mon Ier Serment, et Consultation sur le Second, à M. Avoine se disant Evêque du département de Seine et Oise - Le Schisme démontré, ou Les Nouveaux Schismatiques -

      Crapart, Lallemand, Guerbart, etc, 1792. 1 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque pleine basane marbrée, dos à 5 nerfs, Mandement de M. l'Evêque de Boulogne, pour le Carême; De l'Imprimerie de Guerbart, Paris, 1792, 44 pp. [ par Jean-René, Evêque de Boulogne ] - Exhortation aux vrais catholiques pour le Dimanche de la Passion, Chez Crapart, Paris, s.d. 16 pp. - Exhortation aux vrais catholiques pour le second Dimanche de Carême, De l'Imprimerie de Crapart, s.d. (février 1792), 16 pp. - Exhortation aux Vrais Catholiques pour passer saintement le Carême, et se disposer à la Pâque, Chez Crapart, Paris, 1792, 15 pp. - L'Ange Tutélaire de la France, visitant ce Royaume, et instruisant les catholiques fidèles. Par l'auteur de Gros-Jean qui remontre à son Curé, Chez Lallemand, Paris, 1792, 63 pp. - Avis de M. l'Archevêque d'Auch, à plusieurs Catholiques de son Diocèse, & principalement à quelques habitans des campagnes, s.n. (29 mars 1792, par L. Ap.) - Le Catéchisme d'un Curé intrus, ou l'Intrus a quia, De l'Imprimerie de Guerbart, Paris, 1792, 24 pp. - Autre Suite du Catéchisme de l'Intrus, 19 pp. - Suite du Catéchisme de l'Intrus, 12 pp. - Instruction Pastorale de M. l'Evêque de Boulogne, Sur l'obligation de s'attacher aux Pateurs légitimes ; adoptée pour le Diocèse de Bordeaux, De l'Imprimerie de Guerbart, Paris, 1791, 23 pp. (par Jean-René Evêque de Boulogne) - Les Intrus jugés au Tribunal de la Religion, par l'Auteur du Catéchisme nouveau & raisonné. A l'usage des Intrus qui ont le bonheur d'avoir des remord, Chez Pichard, Paris, 1791, 32 pp. - Lettre de M. l'Evêque de Blois, 1792, 16 pp. (par AL, Ev. de Blois) - Instruction Pastorale de Monseigneur l'Archevêque de Bordeaux, Chez Senneville, De l'Imprimerie de Crapart, 1792, 16 pp. - Les Vrais Principes de l'Eglise, de la Morale et de la Raison sur la Constitution Civile du Clergé, s.l.n.d (1792), 282 pp. et 1 f. - Histoire de mon Ier Serment, et Consultation sur le Second, à M. Avoine se disant Evêque du département de Seine et Oise, Chez Caillot et Courcier, Devaux, Dufresne, Pichard, Lallemand, Paris, 1792, 78 pp. (par Jul. delaunay, pasteur errant autour de son troupeau, et confesseur de la foi de Jésus-Christ) - Le Schisme démontré, ou Les Nouveaux Schismatiques, Chez Lallemand, Paris, 1792, 105 pp. et 1 f. Extraordinaire réunion de 16 pièces diverses, par des pasteurs catholiques fidèles à Rome, exhortant les catholiques et brossant un tableau réaliste et dramatique de la situation spirituelle. On extraira ce passage de "L'Ange Tutélaire de la France" (l'Ange discute avec son guide dans le Paris de 1792) : "Quoi ! l'Eglise Sainte-Geneviève s'appelle le Panthéon Français ! Est-ce que nous sommes au milieu de Rome payenne ? Ce mot veut dire Temple de tous les Dieux Français". Etat moyen (reliure abîmée avec divers petits accrocs et mq., qq. mouill. à certaines pièces, deux petits travaux de vers en marge intérieure de deux pièces n'affectant pas le texte). Français

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        12 Blätter: Sechs Blätter zur neueren Geschichte und sechs Blätter zu Blumauer's Aeneide, 1792

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        Die Grotte der Egeria, 1792

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        De viribus electricitatis in motu musculari commentarius cum Joannis Aldini dissertatione et notis. Accesserunt epistolae ad animalis electricitatis theoriam pertinentes.

      Modena: apud Societatem Typographicam, 1792. Presentation copy of the first edition in book form, and the first to contain the notes and commentary by Giovanni Aldini, Galvani's nephew and principal apologist, of this epoch-making work, one of the most important in the history of electricity. This is a superb presentation/association copy, inscribed by Aldini, of the first issue (with the letter 'E' in figure 22 uncorrected - see Fulton & Stanton). Galvani (1737-98) believed that "animals possess in their nerves and muscles a subtle fluid quite analogous to ordinary electricity'" (DSB). In the course of his experiments, Galvani hit upon by accident the phenomenon of 'galvanism', the production of an electric current between two metals in a moist environment. This discovery led directly, in the hands of Alessandro Volta, to the first source of a continuous electric current. Galvani first published his theory in one of the 'Opuscula' of the Proceedings of the Bologna Academy of Science (De Bononiensi scientiarum et atrium instituto atque academia, 7, pp. 363-418), where it aroused great interest and controversy. The offprint of this article, the first separate edition of the work, is known in only a dozen copies. Aldini published this edition with his extended notes and commentary, but with Galvani's text unchanged from its journal appearance. The engraved plates by Galvani's friend Jacobo Zambelli, which graphically illustrate Galvani's dissections and electrical apparatus, belong to the most famous of all illustrations in the history of biology. At the end of the present work appears an exchange of letters between Don Bassano Carminati and Galvani, containing Carminati's report of Volta's repetition of Galvani's experiments, which Volta interpreted correctly as the result of contact electricity. No other presentation copies of this book are located in auction records. Honeyman's is the only copy of the offprint recorded by ABPC/RBH (Sotheby's, 5 November 1979, lot 1428, $29,859). Provenance: Giovanni Aldini (1762-1834), presentation inscription on flyleaf to: 'Isarn,' probably Joseph Izarn (1766-1847), who was inspector general of the Universities of France, Professor of Physics and Physician of the French Army. "Joseph Izarn published in 1804 his Manuel du galvanisme. He was an expert on galvanism, and presented lectures on this subject before the Société Libre des Sciences, Lettres et Arts de Paris, the Société Académique des Sciences and the Société Galvanique. Scientists, politicians and other eminent people (such as Laplace, Lacépède, Chaptal, Joseph and Lucien Bonaparte) attended his demonstrations" (de Andrade Martins, p. 95). In the same year, 1804, Aldini published his own Essai theorique et experimental sur le galvanisme. "By the end of the eighteenth century the connexion between nervous action and electricity had been the subject of investigation for some time. Newton, when discussing the properties of aether, had made suggestions that an electric spirit might convey sensations to the brain along the nerves and produce muscular reactions. Haller also made experiments trying to prove a connexion between electrical action and reflexes of the muscles. It was left to Luigi Galvani, professor of anatomy at Bologna, in 'On the Effects of Electricity on Muscular Motion', to provide, as he thought, dramatic experiments on what he called 'animal electricity' and afterwards 'galvanism'. Galvani observed in his laboratory that when a nerve in a frog's leg was touched with a scalpel, violent contractions of the muscles occurred simultaneous with the sparks discharged from a nearby electrical machine. He further discovered that when one metal was placed in contact with a frog's nerve, another with a muscle, and the metals touched, contraction of the muscle took place, without needing a spark from an electrical machine. As a physiologist, Galvani thought that this action was due to the presence of electricity in the animal itself, as in the 'electric eel' and that the metal wires simply served as conductors. He did not realize that he had not discovered just a new physiological source of electricity, but a new source of continuous electric flow in chemical action. It was Alessandro Volta, a physicist, who proved that animals were inessential to 'galvanic' electricity, and who constructed the first battery to cause a current to flow by chemical action" (Printing and the Mind of Man). "No one who lives in the present age of electrical power needs to be reminded of the practical importance for technology of the availability of an electric current. Before the time of Galvani, electricity was available only at high potential and in short surges of charge, as in spark discharges. But once the electrical battery had been invented, the potential could be chosen at will within large ranges, and continuous currents at constant amperage were available. The development of the battery, with the allied physical principles, marked the beginning of a wholly new ear in physics. And in chemistry, the battery made possible the decomposition of many compounds and the isolation of new chemical elements, and it led to an understanding of the bonding forces that hold together the constituent parts of molecules. These great revolutions in physics, chemistry and engineering derived from the publication of Galvani's book - although they were the product of an investigation that had as its aim to disprove Galvani's fundamental postulate of animal electricity" (Cohen, p. 29). "During the 1770's [Galvani's] research interests shifted to a considerable extent from largely anatomical to more strictly physiological studies, specifically on nerves and muscles. In 1772 Galvani read a paper on Hallerian irritability to the Istituto delle Scienze, and in 1773 he discussed the muscle movement of frogs before the same body. In 1774 he read a paper on the effect of opiates on frog nerves. These researches fused in his mind with slightly earlier eighteenth-century studies, several of them by Italians, on the electrical stimulation of nerves and muscles. Picking up where Beccaria, Leopoldo Caldani, Felice Fontana, and Tommaso Laghi had recently left off, Galvani began in late 1780 an extensive and meticulous series of investigations into the irritable responses elicited by static electricity in properly prepared frogs" (DSB). "The initial observation, described by Galvani in his De viribus electricitatis, occurred when a dissected frog lay on a table on which there was an electrical machine. Violent contractions of the muscles of the frog's limb occurred when an assistant touched the inner crural nerve with the point of a scalpel; and it was observed that the contractions occurred simultaneously with the discharge of a spark from the electrical machine, and only if the scalpel were grounded by the experimenter touching with a finger the iron nails that fastened the blade to the handle - if the experimenter held the bone without touching the nails or blade, so that the blade was insulated, no contractions occurred. What puzzled Galvani was the fact that these contractions occurred even if the frog was completely insulated from the machine and at some distance from it. He did not know that the insulated frog was most likely charged by induction, even though insulated from the machine, and that if the nerve were grounded when the machine was discharged, then the dissected frog would be discharged through the scalpel and experimenter, and that the sudden change of potential at the point where the scalpel was in contact with the nerve would produce a muscle contraction in no way dissimilar to the contractions excited electrically in experiments on living and dead animals for at least thirty years past ... "Galvani was stimulated by his observation and bewildered. But, like any good experimenter, he studied the puzzling phenomenon by varying the parameters. Thus, he changed over from using the charge produced by an electrical machine to the charges naturally produced in thunder-clouds. He found that his frog preparations, hanging by copper hooks from an iron railing, contracted not only during thunder-storms but in calm weather too. Impatient at the long wait between contractions in fair weather, he tells us that he began to scrape and press the copper hook (which was fastened to the backbone of the frog) against the iron railing and discovered that contractions were frequently produced, apparently in independence of variations in the weather. Similar results were produced indoors when the frog was placed on an iron plate and the brass hook was placed against the plate. This last experiment was varied in different ways, being performed in different places and at different times of the day, and using different metals. The major effects noticed were a variation in the intensity of the contractions with different metals and a complete absence of of contractions when non-conductors such as glass, gum, resin, stone or dry wood were employed. These results led him to believe that an electric fluid must be in the animal itself and he likened the whole process of a fine nervous fluid flowing from the nerves into the muscles to the passage of electricity in the discharge of a Leyden jar. "The remainder of the book is an exploration of the action of this postulated animal electricity, or animal nervous electric fluid, in producing muscular contractions in cold-blooded and warm-blooded animals. The complete theory, developed at length in the book, has been summarised by [Emil] du Bois-Reymond as follows: "1. Animals have an electricity peculiar to themselves, which is called Animal Electricity. "2. The organs to which this animal electricity has the greatest affinity, and in which it is distributed, are the nerves, and the most important organ of its secretion is the brain. "3. The inner substance of the nerve is specialized for conducting electricity, while the outer oily layer prevents its dispersal, and permits its accumulation. "4. The receivers of animal electricity are the muscles, and they are like a Leyden jar, negative on the outside and positive on the inside. "5. The mechanism of motion consists in the discharge of the muscular fluid from the inside of the muscle via the nerve to the outside, and this discharge of the muscular Leyden jar furnishes an electrical stimulus to the irritable muscle fibres, which therefore contract." "Such were the bases of Galvanism" (Cohen, pp. 27-8). "Galvani's celebrated treatise was issued in 1791, but just when it appeared is not clear. The imprimatur at the end of the volume is dated 27 March 1791 [this refers to the journal appearance]; but nearly a year elapsed from that date before the first repercussions aroused by the paper began to be heard. Galvani was supplied with a few offprints, one of which was forwarded to Volta and bears the inscription "Ex dono auctoris." One would like to know the general tenor of Volta's acknowledgement to the author, but in lieu of that one must be satisfied with the comments of Volta's colleague, the professor of medicine at Pavia, Don Bassano Carminati, who under the date of 3 April 1792 acknowledged the receipt presumably of another copy which a mutual friend, the Abbé Felice Fontana, had brought him. "In this acknowledgement Carminati tells of the interest aroused by the paper among his colleagues, particularly on the part of Spallanzani and of Volta who had ventured to suggest other interpretations than animal electricity to explain the convulsive movements. To this Galvani replied at length on 8 May, citing further observations - one on a human arm and leg amputated that very day - which appeared to favour his original interpretation of phenomena, "that served to bring somewhat nearer solution the most important problem in physiology - what is the physical cause of voluntary movement. "Volta's first public reaction to Galvani's experiments was given in an address on 5 May 1792 at the Aula of the University of Pavia on the occasion of a "promotion" ceremony. Cameron Walker has pointed out that Volta did not take vigorous exception to Galvani's work at this time but merely to his conclusions concerning animal electricity. Volta was prepared to suppose that the electricity might possibly come from an inherent animal electricity but he added, "I want more convincing proofs to overcome my lack of faith with regard to animal electricity." Cameron Walker adds that this lack of faith did not refer to Galvani's experiments as such but only to the inference that Galvani had thus proved the existence of animal electricity. Various other passages in Volta's first memoir indicate that he was most cordial to Galvani and full of admiration for his work. It is also clear from internal evidence that on 5 May 1791 he had done little more than digest the contents of Galvani's treatise and had not yet attempted to repeat his experiments, for he says: "The treatise which appeared a few months ago concerning the action of electricity on the movement of muscles, written by Signor A. Galvani, member of the Institute of Bologna and Professor of the University of that place, who has already distinguished himself by other anatomical and physiological discoveries, contains one of those great and brilliant discoveries which deserves to mark a new era in the annals of physics and medicine." "To be more specific, Volta believed that the convulsive movements described by Galvani were due to electric currents generated by friction - in short, "frictional" electricity rather than "animal" electricity ... "A rejoinder to Volta's discourse soon came from the youthful Aldini, who must assuredly have received his uncle's permission to reply; for he issued from a Mantua press under an imprimatur dated 28 July 1792 a reprint of De viribus electricitatis [the offered work] together with the Galvani-Carminati correspondence, to which is prefixed a 26-page commentary by himself under the title De animalis electricae theoriae ortu atque incrementis. "From that time on, with but one exception, it is no longer from Galvani that the public hears in defence of animal electricity, but chiefly from the irrepressible Aldini, to whom, rather than to Galvani, Volta addresses some of his published correspondence. In 1793 and again in 1794 Aldini read before the Institute of Bologna a dissertation on the subject, the two having been published together in the latter year. These papers, translated into English, were reprinted in 1803 at which time Aldini subjoined three pages of "Conclusions" which do not happen to appear in the originals" (Cohen, pp. 159-160). "The large number of publications devoted by Volta to Galvanism are an indication of the fascination of the subject. Two letters to Tiberius Cavallo in England, written in the fall of 1792, read at a meeting of the Royal Society in 1793, and published in the Philosophical Transactions, presented an account of Galvani's discoveries together with Volta's own experiments and observations. Although Volta indicates in this letter a belief in animal electricity ... Volta also indicated that the stimulus in Galvani's experiments was the juncture of two different metals by a moist body. Without completely discarding the possibility of an animal electricity, Volta made it plain that "metals used in the experiments, being applied to the moist bodies of animals, can by themselves, and by their proper virtue, excite and dislodge the electric fluid from its state of rest, so that the organs of the animal act only passively." By the end of 1793 Volta had altogether rejected the existence of animal electricity and had begun to work out his own theory ... Finally, one year after Galvani's death, Volta hit upon a device for making the feeble Galvanic effect stronger. Volta showed that if a number of pairs of discs, one of copper and the other of zinc, were placed in a line, each pair separated from the next by a moistened cardboard disc, a greatly increased effect would be produced. This "pile," as he called it, could even produce a shock if an experimenter simultaneously touched the copper disc at one end of the pile with one hand and the zinc disc at the other end of the pile with the other hand. This effect could be produced again and again, so that the instrument was like a Leyden jar with powers of restoring its charge after each discharge, with "an inexhaustible charge, a perpetual action or impulsion on the electric fluid" ... So were the battery and the continuous current discovered" (Cohen, pp. 30-33). "In retrospect, Galvani and Volta are both seen to have been partly right and partly wrong. Galvani was correct in attributing muscular contractions to an electrical stimulus but wrong in identifying it as an "animal electricity." Volta correctly denied the existence of an "animal electricity" but was wrong in implying that every electrophysiological effect requires two different metals as sources of current. Galvani, shrinking from the controversy over his discovery, continued his work as teacher, obstetrician, and surgeon, treating both wealthy and needy without regard to fee. In 1794 he offered a defense of his position in an anonymous book, Dell'uso e dell'attività dell'arco conduttore nella contrazione dei muscoli ("On the Use and Activity of the Conductive Arch in the Contraction of Muscles"), the supplement of which described muscular contraction without the need of any metal. He caused a muscle to contract by touching the exposed muscle of one frog with a nerve of another and thus established for the first time that bioelectric forces exist within living tissue" (Britannica). The journal volume containing the first appearance of Galvani's paper has imprimatur dated 27 March 1791, but Cohen admits that "just when it appeared is not clear" (Cohen, p. 159). This question has now been answered by Walter Bernardi. "Galvani published his discovery in a 53-page Latin paper, which was included in the seventh volume of the Commentarii of the Bologna Academy of Sciences. When was Galvani's Commentarius printed? The publishing date of his masterpiece, which is also the date of the birth of electrodynamics and electrophysiology, has always been a mystery to historians. Now, the examination of Sebastiano Canterzani's manuscript correspondence in the University Library of Bologna allows us to solve the problem. The seventh volume of the Commentarii was dated 1791 and the imprimatur had been awarded on March 27, but it was published at the beginning of 1792, perhaps on January 2 or 3" (Bernardi, p. 102). The offprints would probably have been printed slightly later than the journal. The long delay in printing this volume of the Commentarii of the Bologna Academy of Sciences explains why, despite the profound interest eventually excited by Galvani's discoveries, there was little reaction until well into 1792, and no definitely dated reaction earlier than 3 April 1792, when Carminati received his copy of the offprint. As Fulton & Cushing have noted (p. 258), it was Carminati's letter of acknowledgement to Galvani that "first drew the attention of the learned world to Galvani's studies, and thus inaugurated the controversy with Volta which immediately followed." "Aldini was born in Bologna in 1762 and graduated in physics at the University of his native town in 1782. As nephew and assistant of Galvani, he actively participated in a series of crucial experiments with frog's muscles that led to the idea that electricity was the long-sought vital force coursing from brain to muscles. Aldini became professor of experimental physics at the University of Bologna in 1798. He traveled extensively throughout Europe, spending much time defending the concept of his discreet uncle against the incessant attacks of Volta, who did not believe in animal electricity. Aldini used Volta's bimetallic pile to apply electric current to dismembered bodies of animals and humans; these spectacular galvanic reanimation experiments made a strong and enduring impression on his contemporaries. Aldini also treated patients with personality disorders and reported complete rehabilitation following transcranial administration of electric current. Aldini's work laid the ground for the development of various forms of electrotherapy that were heavily used later in the 19th century. Even today, deep brain stimulation, a procedure currently employed to relieve patients with motor or behavioral disorders, owes much to Aldini and galvanism. In recognition of his merits, Aldini was made a knight of the Iron Crown and a councillor of state at Milan, where he died in 1834" (Parent, p. 576). Dibner, Heralds of Science 59; Fulton and Stanton, Galvani 4; Garrison-Morton 593; Grolier, One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine 50; Horblit, One Hundred Books Famous in Science 37a; Norman 869; Osler 1243; Printing and the Mind of Man 240; Waller 11346; Wellcome III, p. 86; Wheeler Gift 575. Bernardi, 'The Controversy on Animal Electricity in Eighteenth-Century Italy: Galvani, Volta and Others,' in Nova Voltiana. Studies on Volta and His Times, edited by F. Bevilacqua and L. Fragonese, Vol. 1, pp. 101-114; de Andrade Martins, 'Romagnosi and Volta's Pile: Early Difficulties in the Interpretation of Voltaic Electricity,' in Nova Voltiana. Studies on Volta and His Times, edited by F. Bevilacqua and L. Fragonese, Vol. 3, pp. 81-102. Fulton, John F. & Harvey Cushing, 'A Bibliographical Study of the Galvani and the Aldini Writings on Animal Electricity,' Annals of Science, Vol. 1 (1936), pp. 239-68 with 9 plates; Galvani, Commentary of the Effects of Electricity on Muscular Motion. Translated into English by Margaret Glover Foley, with Notes and a Critical Introduction by I. Bernard Cohen. Together with a Facsimile of Galvani's De Viribus . . . and a Bibliography of the Editions and Translations of Galvani's Book prepared by John Farquhar Fulton and Madeline E. Stanton (1953); Parent, Giovanni Aldini: from animal electricity to human brain stimulation,' Canadian Journal of Neurological Science 31 (2004), 576-84. For a detailed account of Galvani's work and the subsequent controversy between Aldini and Volta, see Piccolino & Bresadola, Shocking Frogs: Galvani, Volta, and the Electric Origins of Neuroscience, Oxford, 2013. 4to (277 x 213 mm), pp. xxvi, 80 with three folding engraved plates, plate 3 in the first state with the letter 'E' in figure 22 uncorrected, woodcut headpiece (without blank leaf c6, tiny marginal worm-track at gutter, plate 2 with very short marginal tears along folds without loss.) Contemporary boards (extremities rubbed), contained within modern cloth box.

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        L'italie dressée sur les observations...

      1792. Coloritura coeva. Borri, "L'Italia nelle antiche carte dal medioevo all' unità nazionale", n°242, pag. 211

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        Descripcion histórica y cronológia de las piedras que con ocasión del nuevo empedrado que se está en la plaza principal de México, se hallaron en ella el año 1790. EA.

      México (-City), Felipe de Zúñiga y Ontiveros, 1792. - 3 Bl., 116 S., 1 Bl. (Subskribentenverzeichnis mit 72 Einträgen). Kl.4° (20,5 x 14 cm). Wohl in früheren Pergamenteinband gebunden (Remboitage) Am 17. Dezember 1790 wurden bei Planierungsarbeiten am Platz südlich der Kathedrale von Mexico-City (ehemals der Tempelbezirk von Tenochtitlán) die beiden hier beschriebenen Objekte gefunden, deren eines mit dem Gewicht von 24500 Kg lange für einen Kalender ('Montezumas Uhr') gehalten wurde, wobei seine Funktion die eines Opfersteines war. Das andere, aus schwarzem Basalt, ist eine Statue der Coatlicue und zeigt die Göttin in einem Rock aus Schlangenleibern. Beides sind heute die zentralen Objekte im Aztekensaal des Nationalmuseums für Anthroplogie und Geschichte in Mexico-City und in ihrer Bedeutung für das Verständnis der aztekischen Kultur kaum zu überschätzen. In vorliegendem Werk ist das gesammte damalige Wissen über die Zeitrechnung der Azteken von dem mexikanischen Astronom und Anthropologen Antonio de Léon y Gama (1735-1802) zusammengefaßt; es wurde gedruckt vom Kartographen Felipe de Zúniga y Ontiveros (1717-1793), dem seinerzeit wichtigsten Drucker auf amerikanischem Boden. Sabin c 40059 (= X, 213f). Einband fleckig, berieben und gebräunt; Innengelenke gelockert bzw. angeplatzt; teils etwas stockfleckig; die Tafeln teils braunfleckig und mit geklebtem bzw. hinterlegtem Einriss; im Kalendarteil mit dezenten Glossen in brauner Tinte; auf hinterem fliegendem Vorsatz ganzseitiger Eintrag in frz. Sprache, wohl Zitat Alexander von Humboldts über die beiden Fundstücke. Kein Zuschlagsergebnis dieses Titels auf einer dt. Nachkriegsauktion; 1 Expl. in öffentlicher Bibliothek (StaBi Berlin). Auf vorderem fliegendem Vorsatz das Exlibris des Altertumforschers Chandon de Briailles (1892-1953). SP

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        Andrew Kippis, D.D. F.R.S. & S.A.

      London: Thos. Macklin, 20 October, 1792. Stipple engraving, 290 x 210 mm., An uncommon portrait of Cook's great first biographer, stipple-engraved by the great artist Bartolozzi, famous for his role in producing many of the engravings relating to Cook's third voyage, including a portrait of Cook and the famous separately-issued death scene at Kealekekua.Reverend Andrew Kippis (1725-1795) was an antiquarian and writer who wrote the most important biography of Cook, published in 1788. Like the other two main landlubber writers who worked on Cook's voyages, John Hawkesworth and the Canon John Douglas, Kippis and his biography have attracted some criticism, but its importance to the legacy of Cook is immeasureable, not least because some version remained the standard biography, endlessly reprinted, for over a century.The engraving was made by William Artaud, and is the first portrait of Kippis recorded by the UK National Portrait Gallery. Very good.

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        für die Preussischen Staaten.

      Berlin, bey Joachim Pauli, 1792. 4 Teile und Register in 4 Bänden. 8vo. (I:) Titelkupfer, Tb., XXXII, 424; (II:) Tb., (425-) 1064; (III:) Tb., 696; (IV:) Tb., (697-) 1400 S.; (Register:) Tb., 394 S. Schöne zeitgenössische Halblederbände mit geprägten Rückenschildern, Lederecken und Buntpapierbezug. (Stempel \"K.P.G.C.\" und preußischem Adler auf Tb.-Rückseiten, Buntpapierbezug stellenw. leicht berieben, kl. Ausriss am unteren Kapital des Registereinbandes repariert). Extrem seltene Titelauflage (1792) der Erstausgabe (1791) des Preußischen Landrechts. - Das Gesetzbuch, verabschiedet und gedruckt in 1791, sollte im Frühsommer 1792 in Kraft treten. Es handelt sich bei der vorliegenden Ausgabe um die Ausgabe 1791, die im Jahre 1792 vom Verleger Pauli lediglich mit neuen Titelblättern versehen wurde. Es handelt sich also eigentlich um die Erstausgabe, erkennbar am dem Teil I vorangestellten Patent des Königs Friedrich Wilhelm, hier umfassend die Seiten I-XX: \"Wir Friedrich Wilhelm, von Gottes Gnaden König von Preussen u. s. w. Thun kund und fügen hierdurch jedermann zu wissen: Seit dem Antritte Unserer Regierung haben Wir in der völligen Ueberzeugung, daß gute und billige, deutlich und bestimmt abgefaßte Gesetze zum allgemeinen Wohl eben so sehr, als zur Sicherung und Beförderung der Privatglückseeligkeit eines jeden Einwohners im Staate nothwendig sind, Uns angelegen seyn lassen, Unsern getreuen Unterthanen ein solches Gesetzbuch zu verschaffen...\". Das Publikationspatent erteilte der preußische König am 20. März 1791. Mit dem 1. Juni 1792 sollte das Gesetzbuch Gesetzeskraft erlangen. Das Werk war noch nicht erschienen, als es am 18. April 1792 suspendiert wurde. Die Suspension galt zunächst für unbestimmte Zeit, kein Werk durfte in den Handel, kein Exemplar wurde verkauft. Später durften die 1791 gedruckten Exemplare mit neuem Titelblatt 1792 in den Handel gebracht werden. Das Gesetzbuch wurde - nach einigen Modifikationen - erst im Jahre 1794 unter dem neuen Titel \"Allgemeines Landrecht für die preussischen Staaten\" und mit dem Hinweis \"Zweyte Auflage\" herausgebracht. - Das erste Land, das im Sinne des Vernunftrechtes Kodifikationen zu schaffen suchte, um damit die menschliche Gesellschaft nach Vernunftgründen zu organisieren, war das Königreich Preussen. Die Initiative für das Reformwerk ergriff noch Friedrich der Große, der sich in Fragen der Gesetzgebung als ein Schüler von Voltaire und Montesquieu verstand. Die bereits zu Beginn des 18. Jahrhunderts angefangenen Arbeiten fanden jedoch erst mit dem \"Allgemeinen Landrecht für die Preussischen Staaten\" ihren Abschluß. Jedoch konnte sich der Entwurf zunächst nicht vom Römischen Recht und dessen Systematik der Institutionen lösen. Erst die Übernahme der Systemversuche von Christian Wolff und Samuel Pufendorf ließen das preußische Gesetzeswerk reifen und schließlich zu einem der Höhepunkte der zivilrechtlichen Kodifikationen im Zeitalter des Vernunftrechts werden. Das Allgemeine Preußische Landrecht sollte eine endgültige Regelung der Gesellschaftsordnung darstellen: über 20000 Paragraphen sollten alle Einzelheiten des Lebens regeln. Die Endgültigkeit der Regelungen führte beinahe zwangsläufig zu einem Kommentierungsverbot. Alle im Gesetz nicht geregelten Tatbestände mußten danach durch Anfrage beim Justizminister in Berlin angefragt und geregelt werden. Aber nicht nur die Richter, auch die Rechtslehrer und Wissenschaftler durften nicht kommentieren. Zumindest sollten ihre Meinungen nicht berücksichtigt werden: \"Auf Meinungen der Rechtslehrer soll bei künftigen Entscheidungen keine Rücksicht genommen werden\". Versand D: 2,00 EUR Preussen, 7.1.9. Gesetzeswerke

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

      Sanson, 1792. 12mo (cm. 14), 34 Voll. Opera completa contenente: Politique, Discours sur le fondement de l’inégalité, Discours sur l’économie politique, Du contrat social, Gouvernement de Pologne, La nouvelle Héloise, L’Emile, Mélanges, Lettre à de Beaumont, à d’Alembert, Lettres écrites de la montagne, Discours sur la vérité la plus nécessaire, lettres, traductions, Botanique, Théâtre, Musique, Dictionnaire de Musique, Confessions, Divers (in maggioranza Correspondances). Legature ottocentesche in mz. pelle con fregi, fili, titolo e numerazione in oro ai dorsi. Buono stato di conservazione.

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        Recueil de 77 pièces sur le procès de Louis XVI

      1792 - Grand et fort in-8° relié demi-veau de l'époque, 77 pièces reliés ensemble. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuel du Minéralogiste; ou Sciagraphie du Règne Minéral, distribuée d'après l'analyse chimique ... traduite et augmentée de notes par M. Mongez ... Nouvelle édition, considérablement augmentée par J.C. Delamétherie.

      Paris, Cuchet, 1792. 2 volumes. (215 x 140 mm). pp. cxx, 357; 443, with 2 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spines with red and green gilt lettered labels, uncut. Second French edition, very much enlarged by Lamétherie. It was 'an important textbook for a generation of French scientists, and contributed to the acceptance of chemical composition as an important criterion in distinguishing minerals' (DSB).The first edition 'Sciagraphia regni mineralis' was published in 1782. 'Following Linnaeus, Bergman divided inorganic substances into classes, genera, and species; and, as Linnaeus had done with plants and animals, he defined each class and genus by one word and each species by two' (DSB). A fine copy.//Ward & Carozzi 179.

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