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        Autograph quotation signed.

      [Königsberg], 2. III. 1792. - 1 p. Matted (ca. 100 x 55 mm), glazed and framed (250 x 250 mm). A quotation in Latin, taken from the maxims of Publilius Syrus and frequently used in friendship albums by Kant in his more advanced age: "Ad poenitendum properat, cito qui iudicat" ("He who is quick to judge hastens toward repenting"), followed by six neatly spaced and centered lines, all in his own hand, which read, translated: "Immanuel Kant, full professor of logics and metaphysics in Königsberg, senior of the philosophical faculty, member of the Berlin Royal Academy of Sciences, on the 2nd day of March 1792."

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Les nouvelles de Maguerite reine de Navarre (Heptaméron Oeuvre).

      Berne, Chez la nouvelle société bibliographique, 1792. - 3 Bände. 4to. Mit 1 gestochenem Frontispiz, 3 gestochenen kalligraphierten Titeln, 73 gestochenen Tafeln und 72 Kopf- und Schlußvignetten. Lederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägten Rückentiteln (Rücken etwas rissig, 1 Gelenk leicht angeplatzt) Lewine 338 - Cohen 680. - Frontispiz von Eichler nach Duncker; die Tafeln von Hablou, de Longueil, Le roy, Thiébault, Duflos, Guttenberg, de Launay und Henriquez nach Freudenberger; Vignetten von Duncker, Eichler, Pillet und Richter nach Duncker. - Stellenweise leicht gebräunt bzw. fleckig, 20 Blätter in Band 2 leicht wasserrandig, insgesamt gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbuesch Berlin]
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        Neue Thalia.

      Leipzig, Georg Joachim Göschen 1792 - 1793.12 Hefte in 4 Bänden, gebunden in 2 Bänden. Marmorierte Pappbde. d. Zt. Goed. V, 189 - 191; Marcuse 126 - 128, 134 - 137 und 140; Kirchner I, 4237; Diesch 1149. - Erste Ausgabe der Fortsetzung der Thalia. Enthält mehrere Erstdrucke von Schiller, darunter Die Zerstörung von Troja und Dido aus der Aeneide, Ueber Anmuth und Würde, Vom Erhabenen und Zerstreute Betrachtungen über verschiedene ästhetische Gegenstände. Ferner von Hölderlin (Fragmente aus Hyperion und Gedichte), ebenfalls in Erstdrucken. Weitere Beiträge von Conz, Seume, Wilhelm von Humboldt, Caroline von Wolzogen, Matthisson u. a. - Rücken mit Leder erneuert, die Bezüge der Original - Rücken sehr sauber und fachmännisch aufgezogen. Tls. etwas gebräunt. Bücher de

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      Thomas Dobson, Philadelphia 1792 - Recent full calf leather; [6], v, 130 [1] pages. Austin 1247; Evans 24534; Heirs of Hippocrates 761. An important first book by a noted antiquarian, geologist, and physician in early nineteenth century America who, among other accomplishments, led the fight for systematic instruction of pharmacists. Mease would continue to write on rabies throughout his life, being particularly active in exposing quack cures of the dreaded disease. Errata leaf present with one manuscript correction. Possibly lacking the half title page though none of the copies we are aware of have one. The last copy to appear at auction was in 1988. Mild foxing to the title page. Handful of pages with margins trimmed closely but with no loss [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Die Pferdlust. Ein Beytrag zur Unterhaltung für junge und ältere Pferdeliebhaber.

      Nürnberg, Rawisch, 1792. - circa 19,6 x 13 cm. Gestochenes Frontispiz, 2 Bll., 208 SS., 16 Kupfertafeln Pappe d. Zt. Seltene einzige Ausgabe des besonders hübsch illustrierten Werkes, das sechzehn verschiedene Pferderassen vorstellt, die jeweils auf Tafeln vor typischer Kulisse abgebildet sind. Im Hintergrund sieht man oft Stadtnsichten, Landschaften, Bewohner der jeweiligen Gegend etc. Beschrieben werden: wohlgestaltetes deutsches Pferd, Friesländer, dänisches, englisches, bà hmisches, polnisches, ungarisches, türkisches, arabisches, barbarisches, spanisches, neapolitanisches, preussisches, siebenbürgisches, wallachisches und russisches Pferd. "- Gut erhalten, gering berieben, innen sauber. Schà n.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Matheseos elementa deque physica generali adsertiones quas in reg. pont. mex. acad. Josephus. Romualdus Gutierrez reg. trid que sem lumnus divino aspirante numine demonstravit. praeside josepho morales in eodem collegio philosophiae professore die. xvi. augusti. ann. cic. ic ccxcii

      1792 - The only known copy of this illustrated Mexican imprint of a scientific character. [1792]. Mexico. Ex typographia d. Philippi de Zunniga, et Ontiveros. In 4to (240 mm x 170 mm). 4 ff. (including frontispiece) + 22 pp. + 6 folding plates. Contemporary calf, slightly rubbed. A very good copy; clean and wide margined. This work is a Physics Thesis presented at the Royal Pontifical Academy of the University of Mexico on August 16th, 1793, by José Romualdo before a jury presided by Professor José Morales. The themes were: general elements of physics; the division of bodies; the representation of bodies in space; the existence in vacuum and attraction of bodies; gravitation of earth; gravitation centre; elasticity movements and body collision. The illustration comprises a portrait of Saint Thomas Aquinas, and 6 folding plates. The rarity is remarkable; no copy is registered in institutions worldwide. No copies have appeared at auction. Not in Medina. Not in Palau. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: HS Rare Books]
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        A topographical survey of the great road from London to Bath and Bristol. With historical and descriptive accounts of the country, towns, villages, and gentlemen's seats on and adjacent to it; illustrated by perspective views of the most select and picturesque scenery To which is added a correct map of the country Three miles on each side of the road; planned from a scale of one inch to a mile

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

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

      London printed for R. Blamire, in the Strand M.DCC.XCII. [1792] 8vo: [xvi],152,[2]pp, including final advertisement leaf and 17 full-page oval aquatints (without titles, numbers, signatures or imprints). Recent quarter calf, smooth spine in five compartments (two with central gilt tools) divided by double rules, red morocco lettering piece gilt, marbled paper-covered boards plain end papers renewed. An excellent copy, complete with 17 plates present (only 16 called for), pages clean and bright with only occasional offsetting, handsome period-style binding. Bland, History of Book Illustration, p. 247. Abbey, Scenery, 546 (calling for only 16 plates). Prideaux, p. 337. Martin Hardie, p. 120. Henrey II, p. 531. Barbier, pp. 49-51. Near Fine

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

      London printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly MDCCXCII. [1792] Thick 8vo: xvi,536pp, with two large folding maps (States of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, Comprehending the Spanish Provinces of East and West Florida . . . by Joseph Purcell; and Northern and Middle States, comprehending the Western Territory and the British Dominions in North America from the best Authorities )and Evans's [folding] polymetric table of America, corrected and improved, shewing the distances between principal towns. Early Essay of the two fold-out maps. Maps fine condition, . Contemporary half-calf, flat spine in six compartments divided by gilt rules, marbled paper-covered boards, red morocco lettering piece gilt, edges speckled brown, plain period end papers. An altogether superior example, tightly bound, text pristine, the splendid maps on heavy stock correctly folded and free of tears and stains. Howes M840; Siebert sale, lot 203. Sabin 50924. Fine

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        Vue des petites cascatelles avec la maison de campagne de Mecene a Tivoli.

      - Roma, 1792. Incisione in rame all’acquaforte, b/n, cm 43,8 x 58, (alla lastra) più margini. Bella veduta (firmata e datata in lastra in basso a sinistra "Guill, F. Gmelin, 1792") di ampio respiro con le cascate in primo piano. Wilhelm Friedrich Gmelin (Germania, Badenweiler, 1760), fu disegnatore, pittore e incisore. Artista dotato di grande senso artistico e instancabile viaggiatore, fu sempre alla continua ricerca di ispirazioni e di nuovi spunti artistici. Buono stato di conservazione.

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        Abhandlung über die Erzeugung der Fische und der Krebse. Aus dem Italiänischen übersetzt. Mit Anmerkungen herausgegeben von E. A. W. Zimmermann.

      Berlin, Vossische Buchhandlung, 1792. - Erste dt. Ausgabe, von Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann (1743-1815) herausgegeben und erläutert. Die italienische Ausgabe erschien unter dem Titel „Memoria sull generazione dei pesci e dei granchi". - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Rücken m. kl. Bibl.-Schildchen. Vorderdeckel m. kl. Namenszug. Min. gebräunt, sonst innen sauberes Exemplar. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 8°. Mit 3 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 4 Bll., 192 S., Etw. späterer Ppbd. m. handschriftl. Rückenschildchen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        A sentimental journey through France and Italy. / [By Sterne, Laurence]

      London: printed for J. Good; and E. and S. Harding, 1792. First Edition. Provenance; bookplate of J. Hodges. Finely bound in full, contemporary, polished aniline calf. Raised bands, gilt-cross bands with a gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Inner gilt dentelles. Scans on request. ; 8vo 8 - 9 tall; 184 pages; The true 1st edition; a later reissue, with a cancel titlepage, did not have, as this issue does, a title-page reading: London: printed for J. Good; and E. and S. Harding, 1792. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog ESTCT220637. Physical description; [2],184p.,plates : ill. ; 8°. Subjects; Italy - In literature. France - In literature. Italy - Social life and customs. France - Social life and customs - 17th century.

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        Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind.

      Printed for A. Strahan and T. Cadell, London 1792 - Half-title + TP + Dedication Page + 1 leaf = Advertisement + [ix]-xii = Contents + [1]-566 (misnumbered for 569) + [570] = errata, Quarto (9" x 11¾"). First Edition, Presentation Copy.A presentation copy with the front free endpaper beautifully inscribed "From the Author". ON the inside front cover is the contemporary signature "Benjamin Vaughan". NOTE: This presentation inscription is likely by the author himself although comparisons with the writing in two other rather dissimilar presentation inscriptions sold over the years (by Pickering & Chatto in 2009 and Quaritch in 2012), both alleged to be in the author's hand do not provide conclusive evidence that this inscription was actually written by Dugald Stewart. (Copies of those two other inscriptions available upon request.)The recipient of this copy was Benjamin Vaughan (1751-1835), the Anglo-American diplomat and political economist, who probably met Stewart while studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh, where Stewart was professor of moral philosophy. Vaughan was born in Jamaica, and later in life retired in Hallowell, Maine, but his education and professional years were spent in England, where he became friends with Benjamin Franklin and influenced British relations with the United States. As a follower of Lord Shelburne's party, he was acquainted with all the British supporters of the American colonists -- Paine, Priestly and Tooke -- and in the year he received the present volume, he became a member of Parliament. His political career was abruptly halted in 1794 by his flight to France in consequence of an investigation by the Cabinet of the activities of American Independence enthusiasts in England. He arrived in Paris to find the Terror in full force and himself in even greater danger than he would have been had he remained in England, and he escaped to Geneva. Vaughan was thus closely involved with both of the great revolutions of his day. (Edna Vosper, writing in the D.A.B.) Stewart was the philosopher "with whom the Scottish philosophy of common sense acquired the dignity of an institution" (EP, VIII, p. 16). This, his main philosophical exposition, was also his first work and, despite the addition of two further volumes in 1814 and 1827, it remained his most important philosophical contribution. Stewart succeeded Ferguson to the chair of moral philosophy in Edinburgh in 1785 and followed in the footsteps of his teacher Thomas Reid who had espoused "the philosophy of common sense". "Stewart saw himself as following Reid in a Baconian reformation of the philosophy of mind. Natural philosophy became science, he held, when inquiry, freed from metaphysical conjecture, was directed toward discovering by observation and experiment the laws governing the connection of physical phenomena" (EP, VIII, p. 16). Stewart's pupils included James Mill (father of John Stuart) and he influenced both of the Mills (who attacked the Scottish school of common sense) and William James whose preface to The Varieties of Religious Experience explicitly credits Stewart's philosophy as an important influence on his own. Original boards, worn and flaking just a bit spots. Professionally rebacked in an appropriate tan format and a newly printed label. An absolutely beautiful uncut and wide-margined copy. In a blue cloth clamshell box with gilt red morocco label. A lovely presentation copy. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Athena Rare Books ABAA]
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        Neue Thalia.

      Leipzig, Georg Joachim Göschen 1792 - 1793.. 12 Hefte in 4 Bänden, gebunden in 2 Bänden. Marmorierte Pappbde. d. Zt. Goed. V, 189-191; Marcuse 126-128, 134-137 und 140; Kirchner I, 4237; Diesch 1149. - Erste Ausgabe der Fortsetzung der Thalia. Enthält mehrere Erstdrucke von Schiller, darunter Die Zerstörung von Troja und Dido aus der Aeneide, Ueber Anmuth und Würde, Vom Erhabenen und Zerstreute Betrachtungen über verschiedene ästhetische Gegenstände. Ferner von Hölderlin (Fragmente aus Hyperion und Gedichte), ebenfalls in Erstdrucken. Weitere Beiträge von Conz, Seume, Wilhelm von Humboldt, Caroline von Wolzogen, Matthisson u. a. - Rücken mit Leder erneuert, die Bezüge der Original-Rücken sehr sauber und fachmännisch aufgezogen. Tls. etwas gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        First United States Legislation where the Government offered a conditional tax break for citizen shares, the first American "inclusive capitalism"


      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Wien, 27. XI. 1792. - ½ S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Dienstschreiben an einen Grafen Strassoldo: " In der Nebenlage theile ich Ihnen das Protokoll der zwischen der Hofkammer, der hungarischen Hofkanzley, dem Hofkriegsrath, und der montanistischen Hofkammer abgehaltenen Zusammentretung, wie nämlich die häufigen Münzausschwärzungen in der Türkey, und besonders der 20 und 10 [Kreuzer] Stücke hindanzuhalten wären, zu dem Ende mit, auf das Mir darüber von Seite der Staatshauptbuchhaltung ein standhaftes Gutachten binnen 14 Tagen erstattet werde [.]". - Ohne die erwähnte Beilage.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Anecdotes of Archery; From the Earliest Ages to the Year 1791. Including an Account of the Most Famous Archers of Ancient and Modern Times; With Some Curious Particulars in the Life of Robert Fitz-Ooth Earl of Huntington, Vulgarly Called Robin Hood

      E. Hargrove, York 1792 - Contemporary leather backed marbled boards, type offset onto rear cover (very clearly), spine dry and rubbed, edges worn, offsetting from frontis onto title, tear to corner of page 11 not touching text, scattered foxing - still a very good copy. 1044pp, 2 plates and a folding table (the fallacious "Pedigree of Robin Hood"). Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: History; Sports & Pastimes. Inventory No: 046094. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      [N.p.], 1792. [1]p. on. folio sheet. Several folds, top and left edges trimmed close with partial loss of a few letters. Very good. Marinus Willett (1740-1830) served in the French and Indian War as well as the American Revolution. After several ups and downs in his commission and assignments, Willett found himself as a colonel in command of the New York militia tasked with the defense of the Mohawk Valley. After the Revolution, Willett served in the New York State Assembly, as Sheriff of New York County (twice), American emissary to the Creek Indians (resulting in the Treaty of New York), and later as Mayor of New York City. It was during his second stint as Sheriff of New York County that this particular letter was written. In the letter, Willett relates the circumstances around which he promised blankets to a party of Oneida Indians in October of 1781, during the latter days of the Revolutionary conflict, and likely during the Battle of Johnstown. The letter reads, in full: "I do hereby certify that on a pursuit of the enemy in the County of Montgomery the latter end of October in the year 1781. In order to stimulate a party of the Oneida Indians then with me, I promised in case of exerting themselves to overtake the enemy who were put to flight that they should each of them have a blanket - That in consequence of this promise they began a vigorous pursuit and in a short time overtook and killed a number of the enemy - That at my return it was not in my power to comply with the promise I had made in behalf of the public. Nor have I since been able to have that engagement complied with. New York January 26th, 1792. M. Willett. Note there were sixty Indians in the party. M. Willett." A lengthy and interesting recounting of an incident involving Willett's Revolutionary command and Native Americans in New York, signed twice by the Revolutionary leader.

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      1792 - A PARIS, 1792 sans nom d?Editeur. 2 Volumes in-huit demi percaline rouge dos lisse. Auréoles angulaire droite sur 130 pages environ du premier tome. 1er Vol. : 324 p. contenant le texte de 9 Etats ; 2nd Vol. : 317 pages contenant les textes des 4 autres Constitutions ; S?ajoute, La DECLARATION DE L'INDEPENDANCE de 1776, les Articles de Confédération (1778 -1781), les Traité d?Amitié et de Commerce entre la France et les Etats-Unis de 1778, le Traité d?Alliance avec la France 1778, Le Traité avec les Pays Bas ; et Suède. S?ajoutent, la PREMIERE SESSION DU CONGRES DES ETATS-UNIS du 4 mars 1789 Rarissime Seconde Edition en Partie Originale. La plus complète. La première est de 1783 et ne comporte pas la Constitution des Etats-Unis. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      1792 - Rare separately issued map of Panama. 1792. Madrid. Excellent condition. 316 mm x 386 mm. Striking copy, with possibly contemporary outline color, of a rare Spanish-made and separately published map of Panama; the source, as indicated in the map itself, was a manuscript –unkown- and that published by Jorge Juan and Antonio de Ulloa in their Relacion de la America Meridional, by Juan de la Cruz. In all, the map is drawn after the foremost cartographic authorities of Spain. The chart focuses on the Pearl Islands and Gulf of Chiriqui, in the West Coast of Panama in the Pacific Ocean. Tomas Lopez (1731 - 1802) was one of the foremost Spanish mapmakers and publishers of the 18th century; he studied under Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville in Paris, until returning to Madrid in 1760, when became Royal Geographer to King Charles III. His position gained him access to otherwise inaccessible sources of information, manuscript charts, recent geographical discoveries, and engineering labors altering the geographical reality of a region, guaranteeing his maps as the most up-to-date published in Spain. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Environs of London, Being an Historical Account of the Towns, Villages, and Hamlets, within twelve miles of that capital, interspersed with biographical anecdotes, Volume the First, County of Surrey, Volume the Second, County of Middlesex, Volume the Third, County of Middlesex, Volume the Fourth, Counties of Herts, Essex & Kent, 4 volumes, 1792 - 1796; Together with: An Historical Account of Those Parishes in the County of Middlesex, which are not described in The Environs of London, 1800; totalling 5 volumes,

      London Printed by A. Strahan for T. Cadell - 1800 1792 - all First Editions, with 5 copper engraved vignette titlepages, copper engraved head-piece to Dedication leaf, 76 copper engraved plates by Scheneker R. Gromek, W. P. Sherlock after S. Harding, L. C. Stadler and 3 copper engraved maps by J. Carey totalling 85 plates (3 hand tinted, 4 folding and 2 double-page), 2 folding pedigrees, 5 volumes, 287mm by 230mm. (pp. 593+598+706+724+316), uniformly bound set in nineteenth century full tree calf, spines richly decorated in gilt between raised bands, contrasting red and green leather lettering-pieces, date in gilt at foot of spine, decorative gilt border on sides, marbled endpapers, marbled edges, volume one respined incorporating the original spine, A very good set, spines a little rubbed, small split to foot of upper joint of volume 2, upper joint of volume 3 partly split but still holding, upper joint to volume 5 split and joint weak, a few small scratches on sides, some foxing to a number of plates and maps, text clean, an imposing leather bound set in full tree calf. According to Lysons in 1796 the "The population of the whole district of 12 miles round London is thus calculated. In Surrey, 1,815 houses numbered and found to contain 11,314 inhabitants; 16,246 houses calculated at 6 to a house 97,476; In Middlesex 2,339 houses numbered and found to contain 12.995 inhabitants, 37,050 houses numbered and calculated at 5.5 to a house 203,834; In Hertfordshire, Essex and Kent 1,809 houses numbered and found to contain 9,929 inhabitants, 11,146 calculated at 5.5 to a house 60,376 totalling 70,405 houses with 395,924 inhabitants." A Supplement to the first edition of the 'Historical Account of the Environs of London, 1792 - 1800' was published 15 years later in 1811 here not present. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      J. Harris, London 1792 - Dedicated with Permission to H.W. Bunbury Esqr. By his much obliged humble servt. John Harris. Engraved dedication with vignette at front of first part and both parts with four soft-ground etched plates each with multiple images by J. Baldrey after Morland, protected by original tissue guards. Two parts (No.1 and 2). Folio. [420 x 570 mm]. Each in original blue sugar paper wrappers with cream paper backstrips, engraved label on the front with the numbers added in manuscript, and contemporary ink signature of Louisa O'Callaghan at the head. (Partly detached, edges creased). [ebc4723] London: published by J. Harris, No28 Gerrard Street, Soho, 1792. The edges of the plates are frayed and a little dusty, but it is rare to find works of this size and nature in the original wrappers, as they were issued. These are the first two numbers of a series published by Harris between 1792 and 1799. The first number is dated 1st January 1792 and the second is 1st March 1792. I have not been able to trace a complete run. World Cat describes a single copy in Brooklyn Museum Library with a date range 1792-1794 and 1798-1799, comprising parts 1, 2, 4, 7 and 11. COPAC directs one to Cambridge University Library, which has an imcomplete holding of 33 plates. The British Museum has the dedication leaf for no.1, two plates from sketchbook 5, dated 1793 and a plate dated 1797 from a late sketchbook (11-17). It describes the printing technique as "crayon manner and soft ground etching". The images are of rural and domestic scenes created after Morland (1763-1804) moved to the village of Paddington in about 1790.

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        The Trial of Thomas Paine, for a Libel, Contained in the Rights of Man, Before Lord Kenyon, and a Special Jury, at Guildhall, December 18. With the speeches of the Attorney General and Mr. Erskine, at Large

      London: Printed for C. and G. Kearsley, 1792. 8vo. (ii), 45, (1) pp. Later plain buff wrappers. Very good. The first part of Thomas Paine's Rights of Man appeared in 1791 without provoking much of a reaction from the British government. The second part appeared a year later and proved more incendiary, with Pitt's administration seeking to quash the propagation of such radical thought in the politically charged years after the French Revolution. Paine was charged with seditious libel and though he fled to France, was tried in absentia. Thomas Erskine made a long and impassioned plea in court on his behalf, but Paine was nevertheless found guilty. The government's success led to similar show trials in the succeeding years as they attempted to stamp down on the activities and public utterances of similar freethinkers. One of a number of published accounts of the trial to appear at the time, this example earlier than most with a 1792 imprint and one of two published by the Kearsleys.

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        Abhandlung über die Erzeugung der Fische und der Krebse. Aus dem Italiänischen übersetzt. Mit Anmerkungen herausgegeben von E. A. W. Zimmermann.

      Berlin, Vossische Buchhandlung, 1792. 8°. Mit 3 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 4 Bll., 192 S., Etw. späterer Ppbd. m. handschriftl. Rückenschildchen. Erste dt. Ausgabe, von Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann (1743-1815) herausgegeben und erläutert. Die italienische Ausgabe erschien unter dem Titel „Memoria sull generazione dei pesci e dei granchi“. - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Rücken m. kl. Bibl.-Schildchen. Vorderdeckel m. kl. Namenszug. Min. gebräunt, sonst innen sauberes Exemplar. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Cavolini, Abhandlung über die Erzeugung der Fische und der Krebse. Aus dem Italiänischen übersetzt. Mit Anmerkungen herausgegeben von E. A. W. Zimmermann

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        Frankfurt am Main. - Gesamtansicht. - "Frankfurt am Main".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Radierung, um 1792. 19,0 x 30,5 cm (Darstellung) / 20,0 x 35,1 cm (Blatt). Unterhalb der Darstellung mit dem gestochenen Titel "Die am 2. Oktob. A. 1792 von 2000 Franzosen eingenommene Stadt Frankfurt am Main ist den 2. Dezemb. drauf von den Königl. Preussisch. u. Hessischen Truppen wieder erobert worden" und der Legende. - Die Ansicht zeigt die Stadt mit den Befestigungsanlagen aus der Perspektive der zwei Heeresführer zu Pferd auf der Anhöhe. Die Situation schildert den Moment, als der König von Preussen Friedrich Wilhelm II. in Kooperation mit dem Herzog von Braunschweig den Truppentrompeter anweist, die Franzosen zur Übergabe der Stadt aufzufordern. Diese wurde jedoch abgelehnt und in der Folge die Stadt erstürmt und erfolgreich erobert. Rarissima der Frankfurter Veduten in einem satten gratigen Abzug. - Mittige Bugfalte. Rechts ein Fleck außerhalb der Darstellung. Im Ganzen gut erhalten.

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        Atlas of Russian Empire, published in 1792 - Facsimile edition


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        Neue Reise nach West-Indien, Bossu, 1774-76

      Bossu Jean B., 1720-1792 - Neue Reise nach West-Indien, Bossu, 1774-76 Neue Reisen nach West-Indien. Bossu, Jean-Bernard (1720-1792) Darinnen Nachrichten von der Religion, der Regierungsart, den Sitten, der Handlung und den Kriegen der Völker enthalten, die an dem grossen Flusse Saint Louis, der gemeiniglich der Mißißippi genannt wird, wohnen. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt. 2 Teile in 1 Band. Helmstedt, Johann Heinrich Kühnlin, 1774-1776. 8°. 1: 7 Bl., 207 S.; 2: 192 S. Marmorierter Pappband d. Zt., "Teil 1 (1776): "Neue von dem Verfasser durchsehen und verbesserte Auflage"- das ist die Titelauflage der ersten deutschen 1771 in Frankfurt und Leipzig [=Helmstedt, Kühnlin] erschienenen Übersetzung, das Kupfer wurde der vorliegenden Ausgabe nicht mehr beigegeben; Teil 2 (1774): Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Der frz. Marineoffizier Bossu (1720-1792) besuchte dreimal Louisiana, wo er sich insgesamt 13 Jahre aufhielt. Hier sind die Beschreibungen von seinen ersten beiden Aufenthalten in den Jahren 1751/62 enthalten, die unter dem Titel "Nouveaux voyages aux Indes Occidentales" 1768 in Paris herauskamen. "In Briefform, schlicht und knapp, teilte er seine Beobachtungen mit; im Mittelpunkt stehen die Ausführungen über die verschiedenen Indianerstämme im Bereich des unteren und mittleren Mississippi, wie die Natchez, Arkansas, Illinois, Alabama, Choktaw, Atakapa u.a., deren Sprache er sich aneignete, so daß er sich die Richtigkeit gewisser Beobachtungen von den Eingeborenen selbst bestätigen lassen konnte. Flora und Fauna, Anbauprodukte und Boden finden Berücksichtigung" (Henze I, S. 306). Jean Bernard Bossu (geb. 29. September 1720 in Baigneux-les-Juifs, gest. 1792 in Montbard) war ein Kapitän in der französischen Marine, Abenteuerer und Forschungsreisender. Er reiste mehrfach nach Neufrankreich, wo er die Regionen entlang des Mississippi erforschte. Bossu war Mitglied einer Militärexpedition, die 1750 als Verstärkung nach New Orleans beordert wurde. Die Flotte brach am 26. Dezember in Frankreich auf und erreichte Mitte Februar Cap François in der französischen Kolonie Saint-Domingue. Nach einem kurzen Aufenthalt reiste sie am 8. März nach New Orleans, wo sie Anfang April eintraf. In den folgenden Jahren erforschte er den Mississippi bis hinein nach Illinois und den Unterlauf des Arkansas. Von den Quapaw, mit denen er eine Zeitlang lebte, wurde er zu einem Mitglied ihres Stammes ernannt. 1757 kehrte er nach Frankreich zurück und wurde noch im gleichen Jahr zurück nach New Orleans beordert. Dort entsandte ihn der Gouverneur Louis Billouart nach Fort Toulouse des Alibamons an der Ostgrenze der französischen Kolonie Louisiana und 1759 nach Fort Tombecbe. Im Januar 1763 kehrte Bossu nach Frankreich zurück. 1770 reiste Bossu zum dritten und letzten Mal nach Louisiana, das aufgrund des Franzosen- und Indianerkrieges inzwischen nicht mehr zum französischen Kolonialreich gehörte und besuchte dort die Quapaw. 1771 kehrte er von seiner letzten Reise in die Neue Welt nach Frankreich zurück und ließ sich dann in Burgund nieder. Er lebte eine Zeitlang in Auxerre und später bei einem Neffen in Aisey-sur-Seine und verstarb schließlich 1792 in Montbard. Zu seinen ersten beiden Reisen verfasste Bossu ausführliche Berichte in Form von Briefen, die er dann Jahre später nach seiner Rückkehr nach Frankreich 1768 veröffentlichte. Die Eindrücke seiner dritten Reise veröffentlichte er 1777. Bossu erweist sich als aufmerksamer Beobachter, und seine Schilderungen von New Orleans, der französischen Kolonie und der ihn ihr lebenden Indianerstämme sind eine bedeutende zeitgenössische Quelle für Historiker und Ethnologen. Quelle: Wikipedia Jean Bernard Bossu (1720–1792) Jean Bernard Bossu was a French captain and adventurer who explored the region of the Mississippi River while Louisiana was a French colony. During his voyages, Bossu wrote extensive letters about his adventures among the natives of the Mississippi River Valley. The letters were published in two volumes, and both were t [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Copia de extracto del Diario de la Campaña ejecutada por las Goletas Sutil, y Mexicana al mando de los Capitanes de Fragata Dn Dionisio Galeano, y Don Cayetano Valdes por el Estrecho, o canal de Juan de Fuca de fecha de 23 de Octre de 1792

      1792 - Exeptional manuscript of Galiano and Valdes´s exploration of the North West Passage, signed at Monterrey. 1792. Puerto de Monterrey. In folio (310 mm x 210 mm). 14 ff. Unbound. Lower inner corner eaten, affecting partially 3 to 4 lines of text, with loss of words, other than that in very good condition. A fascinating manuscript by Galeano and Valdes, detailing the campaign on board the Sutil and Mexicana around the Fuca Strait. The relation´s title reads Extract of the diary of the Campaign executed by the vessels Sutil y Mexicana under the command of Frigate Captains Dn Dionisio Galiano, and Don Cayetano Valdes through the Strait, or channel of Juan de Fuca´. Galeano (1760 – 1805) was a Spanish military officer, sailor, scientist, cartographer, and explorer; from a young age, he participated in Spanish overseas campaigns and exploration (including a survey of the Falklands, following the attempt made by Bougainville to appropriate them, and one of the Magellan Strait, under the command of Tofiño de San Miguel). Upon his return to Spain, he wrote the Memoria sobre las observaciones de latitud y longitud en el mar (1796). Valdes (1767 – 1835) was also a Spanish navy officer and explorer, who rose to Captain General of the Spanish Navy. Together, they lead the first circumnavigation of Vancouver island. By 1789, Galiano and Valdes enrolled in the scientific and political expedition lead by Captain Alejandro Malaspina, onboard the Descubierta y Atrevida, which followed the steps of Captain James Cook and La Perouse. The aim of the expedition was to study the hydrography, astronomy, and natural history of the region; it profited from the skilled artist Cardero and Brambila, to capture in images what was experienced and seen. The expeditioners arrived to Acapulco where new orders were received from the Viceroy; initially, different officers were appointed for the task, however Malaspina arranged for Captains Galeano and Valdes to lead the expedition –leaving his command- on board the Mexican-built schooners Sutil and Mejicana, with orders to survey and reconnoitre the Northwest and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, in search for the existence of a Northwest Passage. Both were shallow-draft vessels, allowing the expeditioners to get close to the shores and sail in shallow canals. The expedition visited Nootka Sound (which was then splendidly portrayed by Cardero) and Esquimal Bay, encountering Captain George Vancouver. The results of the expedition were published in 1802 under the title Relacion del viage hecho por las goletas Sutil y Mexicana en el año de 1792 para reconocer el estrecho de Fuca, a “masterly work” (Hill), almost always attributed to Espinosa y Tello. This manuscript is one of the copies made by the explorers, which were sent to the Viceroy of New Spain, the Archives in Spain, or to be kept for themselves, it was definitely not to be spread around; the safe-guarding of explorational, scientific, and navigational findings and keeping them a secret, was paramount. The manuscript begins in “Nutca”, saying that once the works on the Goletas were concluded and the clocks set on march, they set sail during the night of the 2nd; the authors then provide information on the unnaccurate charts in existance, and the drafting of new ones; continues with they company of Tataa, a local Indian Chief, who came on board the Mexicana, goes on narrating what was seeing, done, experienced, and observed, during the journey. It is written in a clear and legible hand, only obstructed by the damaged caused to the paper. Overall, a fascinating narrative, of one of the most significant explorations of Vancouver Island and the Fuca Strait, very rich in contents and full of relevant information. At no part thus the author refer to anything else but concrete information on the evolution of the mission. Very rare, we haven´t been able to find any other manuscript accounts of this exploration having sold at auction.

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        A Topographical Survey of the Great Road from London to Bath to Bristol. With Historical and Descriptive Accounts of the Country, Towns, Villages, and Gentlemen's Seats on and Adjacent to it [2 volumes]

      Published by Archibald Robertson, London 1792 - , complete, illustrated with 65 black and white plates across the two volumes, also with 11 folding maps at rears, with previous owners bookstamp on front end papers, new tissue guards First Edition , hinges slightly rubbed, pages slightly tanned often near plates, with original bindings, overall excellent volumes in very good condition , full calf, gilt rules front and rear, gilt titles and floral decoration on spine , octavo, 15 x 23 cms Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The philosophical and mathematical commentaries of Proclus, on the first book of Euclid's Elements. To which are added, A history of the restoration of Platonic theology, by the latter Platonists: and a traslation from the Greek of Proclus's Theological elements. [By Thomas Taylor]

      London, Printed for the Author, and sold by T. Payne [et. al.], 1792. Quarto. Two volumes bound in one. Particularly important for Taylor's essay on "the restoration of the Platonic theology." Hardcover (Rebound in tan buckram). Light foxing on the title page of volume one, and on a very few other pages. Marginal markings in pencil on a few pages. The title page of volume one has a 1.5 inch marginal tear, and a small (.5 inch by .75 inch) hole, neither affecting the text. Although rebound (not recently) in rather plain buckram, this is not an ex-library book.

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        Révolution française]. Carton de tapisserie, Aubusson, période révolutionnaire.

      1792-1793 ca 1792 - Lés d?un voile de gaze cousus (288 x 130 cm), monté sur toile. Très belle pièce révolutionnaire. Décor pinceauté gouaché du président Pétion devant l?autel de la patrie sur lequel est inscrit « Droits de l?homme » et « Autel de la Liberté », fermé par un quart de cercle en niche entre des pilastres avec les inscriptions « Pétion président de la Convention Nationale », « 22 septembre 1792 », surmontés de pots à feu, devant une colonne sur laquelle repose les armoiries de la ville d?Aubusson, sous une couronne murale et sous la devise « Inter Spinas Floret », sur fond terre brulée et au dessus de l?inscription « Citoyens, la Convention a décrété la République, l?Égalité et la Souveraineté du Peuple Vive la Liberté ! ». La commande est probablement celle d?un marchand mercier parisien, qui a voulu relancer la production de tapisseries à Aubusson et sauver son entreprise de la faillite en présentant ce carton à la Convention. Jérôme Pétion de Villeneuve (1756-1794), natif de la région de Chartres, élu député du Tiers en 1789, ami de Robespierre, chef de file des Jacobins, élu maire de Paris le 14 novembre 1791, démissionne de ses fonctions de maire pour devenir président de la Convention le 22 septembre 1792, se heurte alors à Robespierre et s?allie aux Girondins. Après l?insurrection du 2 juin 1793, il est décrété d?arrestation et s?évade le 24 juin pour la Normandie, puis Saint-Émilion. Tué d?un coup de pistolet le 18 juin 1794, son cadavre est retrouvé, à moitié dévoré par les loups. Bonne fraîcheur des coloris et bel état de conservation. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Sanson 1792 (salvo lâ??ultimo vol.di una tiratura anteriore: 1789 de lâ??Impr. de la S.té littéraire typographique) 12mo (cm. 14), 34 Voll. Opera completa contenente: Politique, Discours sur le fondement de lâ??inégalité, Discours sur lâ??économie politique, Du contrat social, Gouvernement de Pologne, La nouvelle Héloise, Lâ??Emile, Mélanges, Lettre à de Beaumont, à dâ??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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        Voyage to the South Sea


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        Historiae evangelicae libri IV Eiusdem carmina dubia aut supposititia Ad MSS codices Vaticanos aliosque et ad veteres editiones recensuit Faustinus Arevalus Rome apud Antonium Fulgonium


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        Contes et nouvelles en vers Paris chez Chevalier


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        Geschichte des Baierisch-Landshutischen Erbfolge-Krieges nach dem Tode Herzog Georg des Reichen zu Baiern Landshut und Beweis der widerrechtlichen Veräußerung der von der Reichs-Stadt Nürnberg damals okkupirten Pfalz-Baierischen Stamm-Fideikommiß- und Lehnsherrschaften, Städte, Schlösser, Klöster und andern Güter sammt der Widerlegung der zwey Nürnbergischen Druckschriften. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      München (das ist: Regensburg Montag und Weiß) 1792 - 4 Bl., 128; 136, 80 S., 1 Bl. 4° (21,5 x 18 cm). Leder der Zeit mit Rückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe. - Aus der Geschichte begründete Streitschrift gegen die Reichsstadt Nürnberg und die beiden Druckschriften, die am Ende im Einzelnen widerlegt werden. Nürnberg hatte sich im Landshuter Erbfolgekrieg (1504/05) die Ämter Lauf, Hersbruck und Altdorf gesichert. - Löwenthal (1742-1816) war Kanzler bei der Amberger Regierung, bekannt ist seine "Geschichte vom Ursprung der Stadt Amberg", das vorliegende Werk ist Kurfürst Karl Theodor gewidmet. - Gering gebräunt, kaum fleckig. Der dekorative Einband vor allem am Hinterdeckel mit etwas, ganz oberflächlich bleibendem, Wurmfraß. Sehr schönes Exemplar. *Pfister I, 4279: "Nicht häufig!" - Vgl. Bosl 490. 650 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A sentimental journey through France and Italy. / [By Sterne, Laurence]

      London: printed for J. Good; and E. and S. Harding 1792 - Provenance; bookplate of J. Hodges. Finely bound in full, contemporary, polished aniline calf. Raised bands, gilt-cross bands with a gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Inner gilt dentelles. Scans on request. ; 8vo 8 - 9 tall; 184 pages; The true 1st edition; a later reissue, with a cancel titlepage, did not have, as this issue does, a title-page reading: London: printed for J. Good; and E. and S. Harding, 1792. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog ESTCT220637. Physical description; [2],184p.,plates : ill. ; 8°. Subjects; Italy - In literature. France - In literature. Italy - Social life and customs. France - Social life and customs - 17th century. 1 Kg. 184 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        4 Ausschnitte mit den Unterschriften von vier österreichischen Kaiserinnen.

      O. O. u. D. - Montiert auf 1 Bl. 4to. Vorliegend die Unterschriften von Kaiserin Caroline Auguste, geb. Prinzessin von Bayern, 4. Gemahlin Kaiser Franz I. (1792-1873), Kaiserin Maria Anna, geb. Prinzessin von Sardinien, Gemahlin Kaiser Ferdinands I. (1803-84), Kaiserin Zita, geb. Prinzessin von Bourbon-Parma, Gemahlin Kaiser Karls I. (1892-1989) und Charlotte, geb. Prinzessin von Belgien, Gemahlin des Kaisers Maximilian von Mexiko (1840-1927).

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      Cap Français [Saint Domingue]: De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1792. 4pp., on a folded folio sheet. Quarto. Near fine. Untrimmed. Dated 21 January, this proclamation of the three French commissioners aims to speed the work of the Assemblée Coloniale in drafting a constitution for the island. Unusual for imprints of this sort, the first page bears a large and elaborate woodcut depicting Justice holding the traditional scales and sword. By this time the situation in St. Domingue was spinning rapidly out of control. Rare, as all printing from the Caribbean is, with no copies in OCLC. Not in Roquincourt.

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

      nell'Imperial Monistrero di S. Ambrogio Maggiore, 1792-1793., In Milano, - 4 volumi in-4° (cm. 26), genuine legature coeve in m. pergamena con titolo in oro su tasselli al dorso, piatti in carta decorata (usura a un tassello), tagli rossi; carte in ottimo stato e in barbe, con ampie testate in rame n.t. e 7 tavole illustrative in rame f.t. (di cui 6 ripiegate). Edizione originale di un'opera «assai stimata» [Lozzi 2595] e «piena di erudizione e dottrina» [Cicognara 3933] composta da 40 dissertazioni relative ai secoli di mezzo, frutto di faticosi studi su codici cistercensi inediti, specialmente di Chiaravalle e Sant'Ambrogio (qui trascritti e illustrati). La varietà degli argomenti comprende gli edifici di Milano, la coltivazione degli olivi in Lombardia, la struttura sociale dei Longobardi, le vicende monastiche, ecc. Cfr. Predari 148; Hoepli 693. Ottimo esemplare.

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        The Natural History of British Insects; explaining them in their several states, with the periods of their transformations . together with the history of such minute insects as require investigation by the microscope.

      - London, printed for the author, 1792-1813. 16 volumes, bound in 8. Royal-8vo (235 x 145mm). With 576 engraved plates of which 569 beautifully handcoloured. Contemporary red half morocco, spines with gilt insect ornaments, lines and lettering. A fine copy of the first edition. The work was first intended to comprise only 10 volumes; these are the ones which are more commonly found. At a later date it was decided to publish another 6 volumes, which are much rarer to find. Together with the work of Curtis, the most attractive publication on British Entomology. The plates are exquisitely handcoloured and each depicts one single species, of which some are described for the first time. The few plain plates, as in all copies, mostly show anatomical detail. "Donovan was a talented and faithful illustrator, and his figures are noteworthy for their vivid - if sometimes a little too vivid - colours. His 'Natural History' does not treat insects systematically, however. His beetles, flies, moths and bugs follow one another in no particular order. In the course of it Donovan described a number of new species which often still bear the name he bestowed on them. The work includes all sixty-two British butterflies then known."(Salmon, The Aurelian Legacy p. 130). The text leaf to plate 191 has not been bound in.Provenance: Armorial bookplate of (the Earl of) Northampton.Nissen ZBI, 1142. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Au Cap [Saint Domingue]: Chez Dufour de Rians, 1792. 4pp., on a folded folio sheet. Quarto. Minor wear. Very good plus. Untrimmed. Dated Jan. 18, 1792, this deliberation revolves around the establishment of a municipality in each of the fifty- five parishes in the colony. Jean-Jacques Bacon de la Chevalerie, considered to be the promoter of the white separatist movement in St. Domingue, had been elected president of the colonial assembly. It was he who pushed the case of the "Leopardins" and opposed Mirbeck and the two other commissioners sent by France. An extremely rare St. Domingue imprint, as the situation there spunn out of control. Rare, with no copies located in OCLC. ROQUINCOURT 4328.

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      Aux Cayes: de L'imprimerie de Lemery, 1792. 6pp. plus integral blank. Quarto. Stitched as issued. Near fine. A rare item printed at Cayes on the southwestern peninsula of the island of Saint Domingue, in the Southern Department. The text contains a long and voluble address from the colons who are arming themselves to fight the insurgency in the southern province. Lemery was the official printer to the Southern Department, established there in 1789. Little is known about early printing in the Caribbean, and most of the scholarship to date centers on the English colonies. There was, however, a wide array of printers in Saint Domingue from the 1780s through the revolution. About twenty items in OCLC by this printer at Cayes. This item not in OCLC. ROQUINCOURT 3957.

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        Lettres persanes].

      Shnor Sankt Peterburg 1792 - Small octavo, two parts in one vol. (19 x 11.5 cm). Title with portrait of Montesquieu engraved by I.K. Nabgolts, 563 pp.; some small marginal repairs, small loss of text (1-2 letters) partly restored in contemporary writing on pp. 131-132, 134, 511-514 corners of pp. 497-498 and 563-564 torn off not affecting text, occasional contemporary inscriptions, one in different hand from 1935 to upper fly leaf. Contemporary calf, black and red morocco label to spine lettered in blind; rubbed, block shaken but holding. A masterpiece of the French XVIII century literature in an early Russian translation. Completed in 1721, this Montesquieu's work recounts in 161 letters the experiences of two Persian noblemen, Usbek and Rica, who are travelling through France. Having left his seraglio in Isfahan in 1711, Usbek takes on a long journey, accompanied by his young friend Rica. During the trip and their stay in Paris during 1712–1720, they comment, in letters exchanged with friends and mullahs, on numerous aspects of Western, Christian society, particularly French politics and Moors, ending with a biting satire of the System of John Law. The Lettres persanes was an immediate success and often imitated. In Russia the text widely circulated among upper classes, however, it was available only in original French or other Western European languages, until the first Russian translation by Fiodor Pospelov was published in 1789. It was followed closely by the present edition with the text newly translated by retired collegiate councillor Efim Roznotovskiy (1737-1792). Very rare. WorldCat locates two copies only - in Harvard and Cambridge University library. Sopikov 6303; Rodossky 632; Svodnyi Katalog XVIII 4334.

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        L«Italie dressŽe sur les Observations.

      Artist: Elwe JB; Issued in: Amsterdam; date: 1792 - Artist: Elwe, J.B.; Issued in: Amsterdam; date: 1792; - Condition: Very good; Map shows total Italy with Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily, partly Kroatia and Dalmatia

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