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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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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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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        PROCLAMATION DES COMMISSAIRES NATIONAUX-CIVILS. INVITATION AUX DÉPUTÉS ABSENS DE L'ASSEMBLÉE COLONIALE, ET À CEUX QUI N'Y ONE POINT ENCORE PARU, DE SE RENDRE DANS SON SEIN POUR CONCOURIR À SES TRAVAUX [caption title]

      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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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        EXTRAIT DES REGISTRES DE L'ASSEMBLÉ COLONIALE DE LA PARTIE FRANÇAISE DE SAINT-DOMINGUE. DÉVELOPPEMENT DE L'ARRÊTÉ DU 29 DÉCEMBRE 1791, RELATIF AUX MUNICIPALITÉS [caption title]

      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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        EXTRAIT DES REGISTRES DE L'ASSEMBLÉ COLONIALE DE LA PARTIE FRANÇAISE DE SAINT-DOMINGUE. DÉVELOPPEMENT DE L'ARRÊTÉ DU 29 DÉCEMBRE 1791, RELATIF AUX MUNICIPALITÉS [caption title].

      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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        EXTRAIT DES REGISTRES DE L'ASSEMBLÃ? COLONIALE DE LA PARTIE FRANÃ?AISE DE SAINT-DOMINGUE. DÃ?VELOPPEMENT DE L'ARRÃ?TÃ? DU 29 DÃ?CEMBRE 1791, RELATIF AUX MUNICIPALITÃ?S [caption title]

      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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        EXTRAIT DES MINUTES DÉPOSÉES AUX ARCHIVES DE L'ASSEMBLÉE PROVINCIALE PROVISOIREMENT ADMINISTRATIVE DU SUD [caption title]

      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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        EXTRAIT DES MINUTES DÉPOSÉES AUX ARCHIVES DE L'ASSEMBLÉE PROVINCIALE PROVISOIREMENT ADMINISTRATIVE DU SUD [caption title].

      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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        RÉPONSE DES COMMISSAIRES NATIONAUX-CIVILS, À M. MONTIS STE.-MARTHE, EXEMPT DE LA MARÉCHAUSSÉE À ST.-MARC, DU 3 JANVIER 1792 [caption title]

      Cap Français [Saint Domingue]: L'Imprimerie Nationale, chez G. Decombaz et Comp., 1792. Broadsheet, 10 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Quarto. Two moderate chips not afftecting text, other minor edge wear. Very good. Untrimmed. In response to a letter from Dec. 15, 1791, the commissioners sent to Haiti to resolve the political crisis urge the constabulary at St. Marc to rejoin their duties, after the provincial assembly there had disbanded them. The commissioners advise that the resolutions of the assembly are null and void, and that the commissions granted to police the town by the French colonial government are still in effect. Rare, as is all early printing from the Caribbean, with no copies in OCLC, and not in Roquincourt.

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        RÉPONSE DES COMMISSAIRES NATIONAUX-CIVILS, À M. MONTIS STE.-MARTHE, EXEMPT DE LA MARÉCHAUSSÉE À ST.-MARC, DU 3 JANVIER 1792 [caption title].

      Cap Français [Saint Domingue]: L'Imprimerie Nationale, chez G. Decombaz et Comp., [1792]. - Broadsheet, 10 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Quarto. Two moderate chips not afftecting text, other minor edge wear. Very good. Untrimmed. In response to a letter from Dec. 15, 1791, the commissioners sent to Haiti to resolve the political crisis urge the constabulary at St. Marc to rejoin their duties, after the provincial assembly there had disbanded them. The commissioners advise that the resolutions of the assembly are null and void, and that the commissions granted to police the town by the French colonial government are still in effect. Rare, as is all early printing from the Caribbean, with no copies in OCLC, and not in Roquincourt.

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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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        Reflexions sur la Revolution de France . . . [With:] Lettre de M. Burke, a un Membre de L'Assemblee Nationale de France . . . [With:] Priestley, Joseph. Lettres as Très-Honorable Edmund Burke, Au Sujet de ses Reflexions sur la Revolution de France. [With:] Paine, Thomas. Droits de L'Homme; En Reponse a L'Attaque de M. Burke sur la Révolution Françoise . . . [With:] Paine, Thomas. Droits de L'Homme; En Reponse a L'Attaque de M. Burke sur la Révolution Françoise . . .

      Chez Lasurent; Chez Artaud; Chez Garnery; Chez Buisson. Second French translation of Burke's Reflections; first French translation of Burke's Lettre de M. Burke; first French translation of Priestley's Lettres au Très-Honorable Edmund Burke; and first French translations of the first and second parts of Paine's Rights of Man.. Spines lightly stained; some minor stains in the text; very good set, in original state.. More bibliographical details available upon request. 5 vols in 3, 8vo, contemporary tan quarter calf, decorated paper boards, yellow and green leather labels, gilt lettering. A fine sammelband of important French translations of works by and relating to Edmund Burke and his controversial Reflections on the Revolution in France. The first part of Rights of Man is especially notable because the first English edition was suppressed almost immediately upon publication, and subsequent English editions were revised to remove objectionable passages. This first French edition, translated by François Soulés, was published within three months of the English edition; it retained Paine’s original language, and as well it contained a new preface by Paine. The second part, which elaborates on the first, was published in February 1792. The Priestley pamphlet and Burke’s response to it contain lengthy prefaces by the French translators on the background of the controversy.

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        Über die bürgerliche Verbesserung der Weiber. [Von Theodor Gottlieb Hippel].

      Berlin: Vossische Buchhandlung 1792 - 429, (1) Seiten. Mit gestochener Vignette von L. Buchhorn. Borst 667; Goedeke IV/1, 688, 16; Hayn/Got. III, 271; Holzm./Boh. IV, 6746; Schulte-Strath. 21. - Frühes und radikales Dokument zur Frauenemanzipation, in dem Hippel die volle gesellschaftliche Gleichstellung der Frau forderte, und das bei zahlreichen Zeitgenossen -wie so viele wegweisende Werke- Verwirrung und Empörung auslöste. - Deckel berieben, Ecken etwas bestoßen. Schnitt und Titel leicht fleckig. - Sehr gutes, schön gebundenes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1490 Kl. 8° (15,5 x 10 cm). Halblederband der Zeit mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Titelschild und schöner, klassizistischer Vergoldung auf dem Rücken, Marmorpapierbezügen und Buntpapiervorsätzen. [Hardcover / fest gebunden]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RIFLESSIONI SU' MEZZI DI STABILIRE E CONSERVARE NELL'UOMO LA SANITA' E LA ROBUSTEZZA

      Mugnaini, Pisa 1792 - Pagine: 220 . Formato: 8° . Rilegatura: Cartonato . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: Volume affascinante sulla salute e l'igiene di una attualità spaventosa. Capitoli sull'uso dell'acqua, i bagni, sul coito, sui bimbi, sulla ginnastica ecc. Leggerissime bruniture, conti a matita sui risguardi .Foto disponibili .

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, In Chronological Order; A Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations With Many Eminent Persons; And Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published...In Three Volumes.

      Dublin: Printed by John Chambers, For R. Cross, W. Wilson, P. Byrne, A. Grueber, J. Moore, J. Jones, W. McKenzie, W. Jones, R. McAllister, R. White, J. Rice, and G. Draper; Volume II Printed by John Ershaw; Volume III Printed by Robert Rhames, 1792 First Dublin edition. The first English edition was published in 1791. Contemporary calf with red and green morocco spine labels lettered and ruled in gilt. . Three volumes, octavo. . Two folding plates in volume three, one of which is a facsimile "Round Robin" with signatures and the second being a facsimile of Johnson's handwriting. Binding extremities lightly rubbed, back joint of Vol. I cracked, but sound.. Light foxing, toning, chips, and creasing to some pages in all volumes in addition to occasional minor stains. Faded contemporary ink annotations on front flyleaf of Volume I. Faded contemporary ink signature on title pages of Volumes I, II and III. A very good copy in a handsome binding. Boswell's Life of Johnson remains the most famous biography in any language, one of Western literature's most germinal achievements: unprecedented in its time in its depth of research and its extensive use of private correspondence and recorded conversation, it sought to dramatize its subject in his authorial greatness...to the task of life writing, Boswell brought his forensic and evidence-sifting habits from his Edinburgh legal training...But though [Boswell's work] has delighted many...it remains...as controversial as it is famous. It has been attacked [by]... some Johnsonian scholars...Nonetheless, later scholarship has properly supplemented but never supplanted Life's basic vision, and has drawn upon Boswell's work as a central source even in those challenges to aspects of its representation.

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        The Writings of Thomas Paine, Secretary for Foreign Affairs to the Congress of the United States of America, in the Late War.

      Albany: Charles R. & George Webster, 1792. hardcover. good. 8vo, contemporary calf, red leather label, calf rubbed, edges of corners worn and bumped, top edge of front cover worn, some pages with very light foxing. Albany: Charles & George Webster, (1792). Contains, with separate title pages and paginations: 1. Common Sense. 2. The Crisis. 3. Letter to Abbe Raynal. 4. Public Good. 5. Letter to the Earl of Shelburne. 6. Letter to Sir Guy Carlton. 7. Letter to Abbe Seyeys. 8. Letter to the Authors of the Republican. 9. Rights of Man. At end is the 10 page Letter to Mr. Secretary Dundas. Contains list of subscribers including 29 members of Congress. Ex libris of the First Public Library of the Town of Steuben, New York with their 19th century manuscript notations on the front flyleaf, but without any other library markings. Howes P-34. Internally, a tight, bright copy.

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        Inni di Callimaco Cirenese cogli Epigrammi. Pubblicato per le Nozze della Principessa di Parma Carolina Teresa di Borbone con il Principe Massimiliano di Sassonia.

      Parma, nel Regal Palazzo, impresso co' tipi Bodoniani, MDCCXCII. (G.B.Bodoni 1792), - 2 parti in un vol. in-4 reale (292x208 mm.), ff. 12 nn. (occhietto, titolo, dedica di Bodoni con versi sciolti di Rezzonico, titolo ripetuto in greco), pp. IV (Notizie su Callimaco in greco), pp. 76 (Inni ed Epigrammi in greco); ff. (2: bianco e titolo in italiano), pp. 100 (testo italiano degli Inni ed Epigrammi), ff. (2, con sonetto di V. Jacobacci). Bella leg. coeva in piena pelle con triplice filetto oro ai piatti, fregi e titolo su duplice tassello granata al dorso a nervi (un po' sciupata ai piatti e agli angoli). Opera di grande bellezza tipografica, filologicamente curata dal Pagnini, autore della versione nella "toscana lingua". Fu appositamente impressa per le nozze di Carolina Teresa di Borbone con Massimiliano di Sassonia. "Un des ouvrages les plus réussis de Bodoni très extimé à cause de la parfaite beauté des types" (Geering). Ne furono tirate 4 diverse edizioni per formato e carattere: ''Si può dire che sia un libro nel quale Bodoni volle fare degli esperimenti'' (Brooks 443). La presente edizione è quella composta in caratteri minuscoli ed è completa del sonetto di Jacobacci, non sempre unito all'opera. Ottimo esemplare. Brooks 443. De Lama II, pp. 68-9. Giani, Autentiche Bodoniane, n. 21. Brunet, I, 1482. Dibdin, Greek and Latin classics, i, 371: ''Printed in capital letters, on a splendid folio page''. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, In Chronological Order; A Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations With Many Eminent Persons; And Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published...In Three Volumes.

      Dublin: Printed by John Chambers, For R. Cross, W. Wilson, P. Byrne, A. Grueber, J. Moore, J. Jones, W. McKenzie, W. Jones, R. McAllister, R. White, J. Rice, and G. Draper; Volume II Printed by John Ershaw; Volume III Printed by Robert Rhames, 1792 First Dublin edition. The first English edition was published in 1791. Contemporary calf with red and green morocco spine labels lettered and ruled in gilt. . Three volumes, octavo. . Two folding plates in volume three, one of which is a facsimile "Round Robin" with signatures and the second being a facsimile of Johnson's handwriting. Binding extremities lightly rubbed, back joint of Vol. I cracked, but sound.. Light foxing, toning, chips, and creasing to some pages in all volumes in addition to occasional minor stains. Faded contemporary ink annotations on front flyleaf of Volume I. Faded contemporary ink signature on title pages of Volumes I, II and III. A very good copy in a handsome binding. Boswell's Life of Johnson remains the most famous biography in any language, one of Western literature's most germinal achievements: unprecedented in its time in its depth of research and its extensive use of private correspondence and recorded conversation, it sought to dramatize its subject in his authorial greatness...to the task of life writing, Boswell brought his forensic and evidence-sifting habits from his Edinburgh legal training...But though [Boswell's work] has delighted many...it remains...as controversial as it is famous. It has been attacked [by]... some Johnsonian scholars...Nonetheless, later scholarship has properly supplemented but never supplanted Life's basic vision, and has drawn upon Boswell's work as a central source even in those challenges to aspects of its representation.

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        Dictionnaire Encyclopedique des Amusemens des Sciences Mathematiques et Physiques. Des procedes curieux des Arts; des Tours recreatifs & subtils de la Magie Blanche...

      Paris, Panckoucke 1792. Halbleder-Einband mit Rückenschild. 4°, VIII, 870 S., 1 Bl., mit gefalt. Tabelle und 86 (2 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln. -- Erste Ausgabe. - Sehr seltenes Werk über allerhand Zaubertricks, Kunststücke, physikalische, chemische und mathematische Experimente und Aufgaben etc. - Reich illustriert. -- Rückengelenke teils eingerissen, Kapitale bestoßen. -- Very rare work on conjuring tricks, physical, mathematical and mechanical experiments. - extensively illustrated. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Universal Asylum And Columbian Magazine

      Philadelphia: William Young, 1792. 1st Edition. Full Leather. Good. 8vo. By The Society Of Gentlemen. Bound in full original leather July through December. Printed for the proprietors by William Young Philadelphia 1792. Started in 1786 as the Columbian Magazine changed in 1790 to this title. The last two years ( this was the very last issue of this very scarce publication) was predominately the history of the revolution and proceedings in Congress, including letters by Benjamin Franklin and to George Washington. front endpaper ragged and a few leaves torn with no loss. This is the complete original book, not partial pages

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        COMMENTARIES ON THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WITH THAT CONSTITUTION PREFIXED, IN WHICH ARE UNFOLDED, THE PRINCIPLES OF FREE GOVERNMENT, AND THE SUPERIOR ADVANTAGES OF REPUBLICANISM DEMONSTRATED. BY JAMES WILSON, L.L.D....AND BY THOMAS M'KEAN, L.L.D....

      London: Printed for J. Debrett, J. Johnson, and J.S. Jordan, 1792. Half title. Three-quarter speckled calf and marbled boards in antique style. Small chip to upper margin of first text leaf. Very good. This is the rare London edition of the speeches in favor of the United States Constitution made during the debates concerning its ratification by the State of Pennsylvania. It follows the Philadelphia printings of 1787 and 1788 (same sheets as the 1787 with a new titlepage), and in fact Sabin and Ford assert this London edition is a reissue of the remainder of the 1788 edition, and that "merely the preliminary leaves and p.20-23 appear to have been printed in England." Although it was initially promised that both the speeches for and against the Constitution in the Pennsylvania ratifying convention would be printed, only one volume, the one containing the arguments favoring adoption, was ever printed. This was the result of a neat political trick; the Federalists proposed a two- volume format with the pro and con arguments in each one, an arrangement accepted by the other side. The Federalists then voted down funding of the proposed second volume that was to contain anti-Constitution arguments, preventing its publication. These speeches are of primary importance in the creation of the Constitution, since Pennsylvania was a key state in the ratification process. The two main Federalist speakers were two of the primary architects of the Constitution, James Wilson (Associate Justice of the Supreme Court and University of Pennsylvania law professor) and Thomas M'Kean (Chief Justice of Pennsylvania). This London edition is quite rare on the market and is little known; Howes, for example, does not list it. There have been only two copies in the market since 1940: one sold by this firm in 2013 and one offered by Goodspeed's. SABIN 104627. FORD, FEDERAL CONSTITUTION 91. COHEN 2966. HOWES L407 (ref). Randolph Adams, "Descriptive Bibliography of Works of and Relating to James Wilson 1742-1798," in SELECTED POLITICAL ESSAYS OF JAMES WILSON (New York. 1930), pp.345- 356.

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        Die Reise nach Braunschweig. Ein comischer Roman.

      Christian Ritscher, Hannover 1792 - Von Adolph Freyherrn [von] Knigge. Text auf zweitem Titelblatt: "Meinem vieljährigen Freunde dem Herrn Doctor und Senator Breuls in Bremen, aus herzlicher Hochachtung gewidmet." Eine Reiseerzählung von Biesterberg nach Braunschweig in sechzehn Kapiteln. Inhalt: Erstes Capitel; Seite 1: Eine ländliche Gesellschaft rüstet sich zu einer Reise, um merkwürdige Dinge zu sehn. Zweytes Capitel; S. 15: Abentheuer des ersten Tages, auf der Reise. Drittes Capitel; S. 33: Der zweyte Tag fängt mit einem netten Sturme an. Fortsetzung der Reise, bis Peina. Viertes Capitel; S. 42: Begebenheiten in Peina; Tisch - Gespräche. Kuchen, in des Pastors Unsterblichkeit gehüllt. Die Gesellschaft trennt sich. Fünftes Capitel; S. 57: Was dem Herrn Amtmanne und seinem Sohne nach der Trennung von ihren Gefährten begegnet. Sechstes Capitel; S. 66: Fragment einer Predigt. Unvermuthete Zusammenkunft in Peina; Wie mag das zusammenhängen? Siebentes Capitel; S. 77: Der Herr Amtmann geht, den berühmten Luftschiffer auffliegen zu sehn und trifft, bey seiner Zurückkunft, den jungen Herrn in einem kläglichen Zustande an. Achtes Capitel; S. 98: Geschichte des Fremden, der in der Eulenburg vor Peina abgetreten war. Neuntes Capitel; S. 115: Fortsetzung dieser Geschichte. Sonderbare Entdeckung. Der Fremde und der Officier finden im Posthause nicht, was sie suchen. Zehntes Capitel; S. 136: Etwas von dem jungen Frauenzimmer. Sie entwischt. Eilftes Capitel; S. 161: Der Herr Amtmann beschliesst, noch einen Tag in Braunschweig zu verweilen und besucht das Schauspiel. Etwas Dramaturgisches. Zwölftes Capitel; S. 185: Was der Herr Hauptmann Previllier dem alten Dornbusch unterwegens erzählt. Zusammenkunft in Steinbrüggen. Dreyzehntes Capitel; S. 205: Jungfer Margaretha Dornbusch begiebt sich in den Schutz einer alten christlichen Dame und setzt sich neuen Gefährlichkeiten aus. Vierzehntes Capitel; S. 225: Auf der Mascarade in Braunschweig führt der Himmel die Seinigen wunderlich zusammen. Funfzehntes Capitel; S: 235: Abreise von Braunschweig. Neue Irrung, die bey dieser Gelegenheit vorgeht. Sechzehntes Capitel; S. 241: Rückkunft nach Biesterberg. Hochzeiten und Kindtaufe. Schluß dieser Geschichte. Der Ballonfahrer Blanchard wird auf der Seite 88 erwähnt. Zustand: Rot gefärbter Ganzschnitt. Mit diskretem Stempel auf dem Titelblatt. Mit fünf Blättern, Paginierung von Seite 6 bis 248 (mit Satzfehler auf Seite 246, wo 426 angegeben wird). Gelenke und Kanten des Einbandes weisen zum Teil starke Gebrauchsspuren auf. Ein kleiner Fleck am Schnitt. Ansonsten befindet sich das Buch, vor allem im Inneren, in einem guten Zustand. Siehe Foto. 248 Seiten. Pappeinband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitelschild. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Allgemeine Litteratur der Musik; oder Anleitung zur Kenntniss musikalischer Bücher, welche von den ältesten bis auf die neuesten Zeiten bey den Griechen, Römern und den meisten neuern europäischen Nationen sind geschrieben worden

      Leipzig: Schwickertschen Verlage, 1792. First Edition. Scarce. Wolffheim I, 221. Hirsch IV, 1040. RISM BVI, p. 323. A German music historian, theorist and bibliographer, Forkel "is generally regarded as one of the founders of modern musicology... The Allgemeine Geschichte, the magnum opus of Forkel';s historical studies, was the first German attempt at a comprehensive history of music... [It] set the standard for later bibliographies in terms of thoroughness and organization. It contains some 3000 entries, from antiquity to the late 18th century, with well-ordered comments on the content and quality of each source." George B. Stauffer in Grove Music Online.. Octavo. Quarter dark brown cloth with marbled boards. 1f. (title), 1f. (dedication), [v]-xxiv, 540 pp. Binding slightly worn; spine stained; joints split. Uniform light browning and some very minor foxing; remnants of early blue wrapper to inner margins of title and final leaf; occasional mispagination. Quite a good copy overall.

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        Notizie istoriche de' Comici italiani che fiorirono intorno all'anno MDL fino a' giorni presenti.

      Opera ricercata, raccolta ed estesa da F.B. Accademico d'onore Clementino. Padova, per li Conzatti a S.Lorenzo, 1792, - 2 vol. in-8, pp. XII, (2), 305, (2); 291, (9); leg. coeva cartone rustico, titolo ms. ai dorsi, in elegante astuccio mezza perg. moderno. Delizioso antiporta inciso raffig. un mimo. Prima edizione di quella che è considerata la più autorevole fonte per la storia della commedia dell'arte e del teatro settecentesco in particolar modo; il Bartoli, commediografo ed attore egli stesso, conobbe di persona gran parte dei personaggi che tratta. Anche la sezione relativa ai secoli XVI e XVII è una testimonianza unica per la ricchezza delle informazioni, solo a tratti inesatta, date le fonti perlopiù verbali alle quali attingeva. L'originale profilo interpretativo, che capovolge l'impostazione delle precedenti storie del teatro, rivolte essenzialmente alla biografia degli autori, oltre che la notevole forma letteraria, rende l'opera di eccezionale importanza. Il Bartoli (1745-1806) dedicò ben 8 anni alla stesura dei "Comici", ma fu attore, scenografo ed autore di commedie, nonché di monografie artistiche su Bergamo e Rovigo. Bellissimo esempl. a pieni margini. SCHLOSSER MAGNINO p. 538. RASI, COMICI, p. 281-87: ?si acquistò a buon diritto il nome di Plutarco de?Comici? RASI, 290: ?Raro?. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Broadside. Begins: Miguel la Grua y Talamanca y Branciforte ... Con fecha en San Lorenzo á 29 de Noviembre de ano proximo pasado se ha servido S. M. ... expedir la real cédula del tenor siguiente....

      Viceroy Branciforte promugates a royal decree concerning details as to religious groups' and individuals' being allowed (or not) to make wills or inherit; the decree reserves to civil authority the control of laws governing wills and inheritance.This is amplification of the "Nuevo Codigo de Leyes" and the "Pragmática Sanción" of 6 July 1792, and => WorldCat locates only one copy worldwide.

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        Iphigenie en Tauride Tragédie en Quatre Actes [Par Mr. Guillard, Mise en Musique et Dédiée A La Reine]. Répresentée pour le Premiere fois par l'Academie Royale de Musique le mardi 18 Mai 1779. Prix 24 livres. [Full score]

      Des Lauriers [without PN], Paris 1792 - Folio. Full contemporary green vellum with mid-tan leather label with decorative border gilt lettered "Romagnat" to upper, edges colored in red. 1f. (title), 211, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.With blank overpaste to title with later manuscript note in pencil: "On a caché par cette [.] un nom [.] d'une personne qui a été guillotinée[:] Marie-Antoinette" (by this overpaste, a name of a guillotined person has been obscured: Marie-Antoinette). Labels to verso of upper board: printed advertisement of "Husson Marchand Papier" to upper left corner; "Ex libris Georges van Parys" (in the shape of a G clef) to center. Bass figures entered throughout: pp. 1-31, 164-70, and 174-end in pencil, otherwise in ink.Some moderate browning; occasional creasing and staining. Second edition, first issue. Hopkinson 46A (a). Wotquenne 46 (pp. 215-16). Lesure p. 239. RISM G2816. "Iphigénie en Tauride was given on May 18, 1778, with excellent singers; Rosalie Lavasseur sang Iphigénie, Larrivée Oreste, Legros Pylade, and Moreau Thoas. The opera had a great success immediately, and even Grimm wrote of it - I do not know whether this is melody, but perhaps it is something better. When I hear Iphigénie I forget I am at the opera; I seem to be listening to a Greek tragedy, with music by Lekain and Mlle Clarion. It was the crowning point of Gluck's career. Guillard had provided an excellent libretto, more classical than Goethe's poem, less Christian and more ruthless; and Gluck had seized on the contrast between Scythians and Greeks, upon the perfectly dramatic figures of Iphigenia and Orestes, and had produced a work which both re-created a part of Greek tragedy and at the same time foretold a new world." Cooper: Gluck, p. 258. While Marie-Antoinette is not actually mentioned on the title, she was the queen to whom the work is dedicated. Hopkinson describes a later issue with a new title without the dedication (46 A [c]).Georges van Parys (1902-1971) was a French composer of operetta and film music. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Topographical Survey of the Great Road from London to Bath and Bristol, A

      London: Printed for the Author and William Faden , 1792. London: Printed for the Author and William Faden , 1792. - "Real Views, Accurately taken on the spot by the Author"Sixty-Five Aquatint Plates with Early Twentieth Century Hand ColoringROBERTSON, Archibald. 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. In two parts. London: Printed for the Author and William Faden , 1792. First edition. Two octavo volumes (9 x 5 5/8 inches; 228 x 143 mm.). (ii, title, verso blank), xvi, 154; (viii), 190, (ii, errata, verso blank) pp. Sixty-five hand colored aquatint plates and eleven maps, ten of which are folding. Early twentieth century full maroon straight-grain morocco. Covers with blind stamped and wide elaborate gilt borders, spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled end-papers, all edges gilt. Some foxing throughout, mainly marginal, otherwise a very nice copy with the plates finely hand-colored.According to Abbey the book was issued with the aquatints uncolored except for a "few copies printed on large paper".We believe that the hand coloring in this copy was done at the time of re-binding, i.e. ca. 1900-1920. "The prints which serve to illustrate this work, are not ideal but Real Views, accurately taken on the spot by the author for this purpose; and the plates were all engraved by himself: he therefore presumes he may with some degree of confidence, present them to the public as just representations." (Introduction).Archibald Robertson (1765-1835) was a Scottish born painter who opened an art school and studio in Aberdeen, Scotland following his training in London. Known for his miniature portrait paintings, he was asked to paint George and Martha Washington soon after coming to the United States from Scotland. He also made watercolor landscape paintings and engravings. A Topographical Survey of the Great Road from London to Bath and Bristol was, we believe, his first publication. His book Elements of the Graphic Arts was published in 1802. He came to the United States in 1791 at the invitation of several wealthy individuals to teach art. He was asked to paint the portrait of George and Martha Washington. Alexander Robertson joined his brother in the United States in the autumn of 1792. Together they established the Columbian Academy of Painting in New York on William Street. It was one of the country's first art schools. The Columbian Academy of Art was renamed the Academy of Painting, which continued to be managed by Archibald. Alexander opened his own art school in 1802. Both of the Robertson brothers were active exhibitors and involved in the management of the American Academy of the Fine Arts (AAFA) in New York. Archibald joined in 1817 and was on the board of directors for 15 years. In New York, Archibald made watercolor landscape paintings of the Hudson River Valley and New York City. In 1802 he had the book, Elements of Drawing, of his systematized approach toward drawing for amateur artists. His approach was inspired by William Sawrey Gilpin.Abbey. Scenery, 24. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        K620, 621, 527]. Rare editions of three of Mozart's major works: Die Zauberflöte, La Clemenza di Tito and Don Giovanni

      Artaria, Vienna 1792 - DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, K620A complete set in 24 numbers. Text in German.- Overtura dell' Opera Die ZauberFlöte per Clavicembalo o Fortf[!] Piano. Se vende in Vienna presso Artaria Compagni [PN] 377 [1792]. [i] (title), 2-7, [i] (blank) pp. Price: "24 Xr." First issue. Haberkamp p. 362. Hoboken 11, 510. RISM M4811.- [No. 2]. Aria [Papageno] Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja. Samlung[!Sammlung] von Arien No. 97. [i] (title), 2-3, [i] (blank) pp. Price: "6 x." Third issue. Haberkamp p. 368. Hoboken 11, 512. RISM M4838.- [No. 3]. Aria [Tamino] Das[!] Bildnis ist bezabernd[!] schön. Samlung[!] von Arien Nro. 109. [i] (title), 2-4 pp. Price: "15 Xr." First issue. Haberkamp p. 362. Hoboken 11, 513. RISM M4840.- [No. 4]. Aria mit Recitativ [Königin der Nacht] Zum leiden bin ich auserkoren. Samlung[!] von Arien Nro. 110. [i] (title); 2-6 pp. Price: "20 Xr." First issue. Haberkamp p. 362. Hoboken 11, 515. RISM M4842.- [No. 6]. Terzetto [Pamino, Monostatos, Papageno] Du feines Täubchen nur herein. Samlung[!] von Arien Nro. 102. [i] (title), 2-6 pp. Price: "10. x." Second issue. Haberkamp p. 369. Hoboken 11, 516. RISM M4844. - [No. 7]. Duet [Pamina, Papageno] Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen. Samlung[!] von Arien No. 94. [i] (title), 2-7, [i] (blank) pp. Price: "10 x." Added French underlay in pencil. Fourth issue. Haberkamp p. 370 (describes the present copy as third issue but with page 7 re-engraved). Hoboken 11, 520. RISM M4846.- [No. 8/1]. Terzetto [3 child spirits] Zum Ziele führt dich diese Bahn. Samlung[!] von Arien Nro. 103. [i] (title), 2-5, [i] (blank) pp. Price: "10 x." Probable second issue (plate number at lower left corner of page 2 rather than in the middle). Haberkamp p. 370. Hoboken 11, 521. RISM M4848.- [No. 8/3]. Aria [Tamino] wie stark ist nicht dein Zauber-ton. Samlung[!] von Arien No. 107. [i] (title), 2-5, [i] (blank) pp. Price: "10 x." Second issue. Haberkamp p. 371. Hoboken 11, 524. RISM M4850.- [No. 8/5]. Glockenspiel, und Coro, dunn [!] Duetto zwischen Pamina und Papagena [!Papageno]. Samlung[!] von Arien Nro. 100. [i] (title), 2-4 pp. Price: "8. x." Second issue. Haberkamp p. 371. Hoboken 11, 526. RISM M4852.- [No. 9]. Marsch. Samlung[!] No. 106. [i] (title), 2-3, [i] (blank) pp. Price: "6 x." [PN 116]. Second issue. Haberkamp p. 372. Hoboken 11, 528. RISM MM4857a (2 copies only). Unlike the other numbers in the series, the plate number 116 does not match the collection number 106, presumably an engraver's error.- [No. 10]. Aria [Sarastro] O Jsis und Osiris. Samlung[!] von Arien No. 116. [i] (title), 2-3, [i] (blank) pp. Price: "10 X". First issue. Haberkamp p. 363. Hoboken 11, 529. RISM M4855.- [No. 11]. Duetto [2 priests] Bewahret euch für Weiber Tücke. Samlung[!] von Arien Nro. 101. [i] (title), 2-3, [i] (blank) pp. Price: "6 x." Second issue. Haberkamp p. 373. Hoboken 11, 532. RISM M4857.- [No. 13]. Aria [Monostatos] alles fühlt der Liebe freuden. Samlung[!] von Arien Nro. 99. [i] (title), 2-4 pp., price: "10 Xr"; First issue. Haberkamp p. 363. Hoboken 11, 533. RISM M4859.- [No. 14]. Aria [Königin der Nacht] Der Hölle Rache Kocht in meinem Herzen. Samlung[!] von Arien Nro. 108. [i] (title), 2-5, [i] (blank) pp. Watermark "Soto Iperial"[!] and 3 crescent moons. First issue (but without printed price and with some of the high Fs erroneously engraved as Ds. Possibly predating Haberkamp's first issue, p. 364. Hoboken 11, 535 (with printed price). RISM M4861.- [No. 15]. Arie[!] [Sarastro] in Diesen heil'gen Hallen Kennt Man die Rache nicht. Samlung[!] von Arien No. 95. [i] (title), 2-5, [i] (blank) pp. Price: "10 x". Second issue. Haberkamp p. 374. Hoboken 11, 538. RISM M4863.- [No. 16]. Aria [!Terzetto] [3 child spirits] Seit [!Seid] uns zum zweiten Mahl [!Mal] wilkomen. Samlung[!] von Arien Nro. 96. [i] (title), 2-4 pp. Price: "10 Xr." First issue (but with "Andantino" below "Cembalo" on page 2, not above the three-stave system as described by Haberkamp p. 364). Possibly an earlier unrecorded issue. Hoboken 11, 539 (complyi [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A HISTORY OF THE LAW OF SHIPPING AND NAVIGATION

      Thomas Burnside. Dublin, Ireland 1792 - Book size about 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches with some 435 pages + 17 page Appendix + eight page Index. A superbly rebound copy of the extraordinarily scarce John Reeves book: 'A History Of The Law Of Shipping and Navigation', published in Dublin in 1792. Rebound in modern full calf with marbled end papers, raised bands, boxed maroon spine label and blind tooled raised band lines. Book contains information on law relating to the English Colonies in North America here and there throughout but is primarily concerned with the history of English maritime law. Readers of the Patrick O'Brian Aubrey-Maturin sea series will remember all the problems Aubrey had with English maritime law. I could find no record of this book at auction. Exceedingly scarce. Small piece excised at upper right title page; uniform moderate foxing throughout. FINE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, OR REPOSITORY OF ANCIENT AND MODERN FUGITIVE PIECES, &c....

      Philadelphia: Carey [and Stewart and Co.], 1792. Contemporary sheep, spines gilt, black morocco label. Some leaves lacking or supplied, as noted below. Provenance: Beverly Public Library (bookplates and inked stamps). A mostly-complete run of THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, America's first literary magazine, and a pioneering effort on the part of its publisher, Mathew Carey, to bring news to a national audience, and to develop and promote an indigenous literary culture. Carey began THE AMERICAN MUSEUM on the heels of a failed partnership with other printers called the COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE. Carey's original goal in his solo venture was to cull from other sources the best essays on political, economic, and cultural subjects, as well as poetry and prose, and offer it to a national audience. Despite the note to the reader in his first issue apologizing for his journal being "destitute as it is of originality," he soon began to publish original work. A favorable opinion of the Museum from George Washington, often reprinted in advertisements, enhanced its reputation. Carey cast a wide net in soliciting writers and topics for his periodical. Among the distinguished contributors are Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Paine, James Bowdoin, David Rittenhouse, Benjamin West, Jeremy Belknap, Ezra Stiles, Noah Webster, H.M. Brackenridge, Joel Barlow, Timothy Dwight, Benjamin Rush, Joel Dickinson, and Tench Coxe. All of the major issues of the day, as well as scientific and cultural events, found a place in its pages. Not the least of these are the debates surrounding the Constitution, but also internal improvements, manufactures, agriculture, and the general state of the nation, as well as poetry and varied prose. The appearance of the federal Constitution in the September 1787 issue is one of the first contemporary printings of the document, and the inclusion in the same issue of a "Letter Relative to the Hessian Fly" shows the range of the journal's interests. THE AMERICAN MUSEUM became a vital source for information about the activities of the federal government, as Carey printed reports from cabinet departments, the proceedings of Congress, state constitutions, treaties with foreign nations, and foreign intelligence. Authors contributing literary essays and poetry include Francis Hopkinson, Philip Freneau, David Humphreys, Timothy Dwight, and John Trumbull. The success of THE AMERICAN MUSEUM helped establish Mathew Carey as the leading printer of his generation. Through the publication of the periodical he was able to develop a distribution network which greatly aided him in coming years as he became a leading book publisher. A congressional change in postal rates for magazines in 1792 forced Carey to end THE AMERICAN MUSEUM in order "to have recourse to some other object that might afford a better reward to industry." Complete sets with all volumes and all plates are extremely scarce. The present set collates as follows: 1) Volume 1: iv,[5]-408,421-492pp, with errors in pagination (i.e. pp.409-420 not issued). Without a general title, but with individual issue titles. Pp.7- 10,69-78,469-474,479-492 supplied from other copies; pp.95-96,111-112,143-144,161-162,213-214,295-296,307-308 torn with loss of text; several leaves with Japanese tissue repairs, LACKS PAGES 139-142. Vol. 1, No. 1, January 1787 (third edition, 1790); No. 2, February 1787 (second edition, 1788); No. 3, March 1787 (third edition, 1792); No. 4 (April 1787) (second edition, 1789); No. 5, May 1787 (second edition, 1789); No. 6, June 1787 (second edition, 1788). 2) Volume 2: xvi,[17]-600,24pp. With dedication to Lafayette, list of subscribers and index; without a general title but with individual issue titles. Vol. 2, No. 1, July 1787 (second edition, 1789); No. 2, August 1787 (second edition, 1789); No. 3, September 1787 (second edition, 1792); No. 4, October 1787 (second edition, 1792); No. 5, November 1787 (second edition, 1792); No. 6, December 1787 (second edition, 1793). With a printing of the U.S. Constitution on pp.276-284. 3) Volume 3: xvi,[17]-594,[597]-602pp, with errors in pagination as issued (i.e. pp.595-596 not issued). Without a general title, but with individual issue titles. Woodcut illustration of a constellation on p.214. Pp.391-392 torn with minor loss. Vol. 3, No. 1, January 1788 (first edition, 1788); No. 2, February 1788 (second edition, 1789); No. 3, March 1788 (second edition, 1789); No. 4, April 1788 (second edition, 1790); No. 5, May 1788 (second edition, 1792); No. 6, June 1788 (second edition, 1792). 4) Volume 4 (first edition, 1788): [2],xvi,[17]-592pp., with errors in pagination as issued (i.e. with p.248 twice and without p.264). With a general title; with the preliminary extract of a letter from George Washington leaf preceding general title. Vol. 4, No. 1 through No. 6 (July 1788 - December 1788). 5) Volume 5 (first edition, 1789): xvi,[17]-628pp. With a general title. Pp.203-206 supplied from another copy. Vol. 5, No. 1 through No. 6 (January 1789 - June 1789). Without the map of the Gulf Stream (March 1789) or the Plan of African ship's lower deck (May 1789), as usual. 6) Volume 6 (first edition, 1789): 492,46,[6]pp. With a general title. Pp.437-438 and 443-444 supplied from another copy. Woodcut of a deformed African American boy on p.350. Vol. 6, No. 1 through No. 6 (July 1789 - December 1789). 7) Volume 7 (first edition, 1790): 344,44,44,44,40,[4]pp, errors in pagination as issued (i.e. pp.13-15 and 18, of the fourth appendix not issued). With a general title. Vol. 7, No. 1 through No. 6 (January 1790 - June 1790). With a printing of the Bill of Rights on pp.11-13 of the second appendix. 8) Volume 8 (first edition, 1790): 288,40,80,20,52pp. With a general title. Vol. 8, No. 1 through No. 6 (July 1790 - December 1790). 3) Volume 9 (first edition, 1791): 344,48,40,48pp. With a general title. Pp.115-116 and Appendix I pp.43-44 supplied from another copy. Woodcut of a river on p.254. Vol. 9, No. 1 through No. 6 (January 1791 - June 1791). 10) Volume 10 (first edition, 1791): 308,36,48,44pp. With a general title. Vol. 10, No. 1 through No. 6 (July 1791 - December 1791). 11) Volume 11 (first edition 1792): 308,36,92,48,[4]pp. With a general title. Vol. 11, No. 1 through No. 6 (January 1792 - June 1792). Includes a printing of Hamilton's Report on Manufactures in Appendix 2. 12) Volume 12 (first edition, 1792): iv,[5]-196,[189*]- 352,36,44,40pp. With a general title. Vol. 12, No. 1 through No. 6 (July 1792 - December 1792). James N. Green, MATHEW CAREY, PUBLISHER AND PATRIOT, pp.6- 7. Chielens, AMERICAN LITERARY MAGAZINES, pp.19-24.

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        Passionspredigten gehalten zu Berlin im Jahr 1792 ( sowie angebunden wohl derselbe: Passionspredigten nebst einer Konfirmationsrede und einigen Homilien gehalten: Zweites bis viertes Bändchen )

      Birnstiel; Griesbachsche Hofbuchhandlung, Berlin, Kassel 1792 - ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1792 - 1800 ) Das erste Bändchen der Berliner Predigten von Christian Gotthilf Ike mit 2 gestochenen Vignetten und 168 Seiten, die angebunden Bändchen von Georg Friederich Götz ( als Passionspredigten zweites - viertes Bändchen jeweils in der Griesbachschen Hofbuchhandlung, Cassel 1797, 1799 und 1800 erschienen ) mit 164, 142 und 214 Seiten nebst einigen Blättern, goldgeprägter möglicherweise etwas späterer Hln mit marmorierten Deckeln, 8°. Einband leicht berieben, Ecken bestoßen. Innen handschriftlicher Vermerk auf Vorsatz vorn. Titelblatt der Berliner Predigten etwas fingerfleckig und berieben. Sonst innen von recht guter Erhaltung. - selten - ( Gewicht 400 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Seifersdorfer Thal.

      Leipzig, Voß & Leo, bzw. Dresden, Schulze, 1792. 4°. Mit gestoch. Titelvignette und 40 gestoch. Tafeln von J. A. Darnstedt mit Schutzblättern. 4 Bl., 176 S. Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rsch. und Rverg. (etwas berieben, stellenweise etwas fleckig). Erste Ausgabe dieses \"Meisterwerkes der Dresdner Landschaftskunst des 18. Jahrhunderts, zugleich auch der Buchkunst\" (Lanckoronska/Oehler III, 49). - Die von Darnstedt gestochenen Tafeln, \"reizende Radierungen, gleich prachtvoll gezeichnet wie ausgeführt\" (ebd.), zeigen neben einer Ansicht von Seifersdorf die Denkmäler im kurz zuvor vollendeten Landschaftsgarten der Gräfin Christina von Brühl. - Gedruckt auf besserem Papier mit breitem Rand. - Rümann 67. - Dekoratives, nahezu fleckenfreies breitrandiges und vollständiges Exemplar. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Radeberg; Seifersdorf

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

      Leipzig, C. Fritsch, 1792. 8°, X, 675 Seiten und XVI faltbare Kupfertafeln im Anhang, betitelter OHalbledereinband mit Goldprägung - Einbandkanten leicht ber. und best. sonst sehr guter Zustand - 1792. c62737 Versand D: 6,00 EUR Architektur, Bauwesen, Nachschlagewerke

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        Frühes Schriftzeugnis: Eintragung in dem Stammbuch / Freundschaftsalbum einer Cousine, Stargardt 1810.

      - Johann Friedrich Dieffenbach (1792-1847), Chirurg; Begründer der plastischen Chirurgie, entwickelte zahlreiche, zum Teil noch heute gültige Operationsmethoden. - - Freundschaftsalbum der Friederike Amalia Elisabeth Susemihl (1783-1854), Tochter des Pastors zu Kambs. Titelblatt der Besitzerin und 77 Eintragungen aus den Jahren 1797 bis 1805 sowie ein Nachtrag a. d. J. 1810 (2 Eintragungen mit Tintenkringeln weitgehend unkenntlich gemacht). Meist Rostock (54), ferner Blankenhagen (1), Brudersdorf (1), (Burg) Stargard (2), Gnoien (2), Groß Methling (2), Moisall (10), Oberhagen (1), Schwarzin (1) und ohne Ortsangabe (3). Geschmückt mit 6 Aquarellen, einer Grisaille-Malerei, einer feinen Stickerei (Blume) und einer Haarlocke. 92 Bll. quer-8°, davon 68 beschriftet oder illustriert. Blau-grüner Seidenband der Zeit mit Initialen und Jahr "F.A.E.S. / 1800", goldgeprägter Deckelbordüre und schwarzgeprägten Eckstücken, Goldschnitt und Leimpapier-Vorsätzen. Deckel berieben, Rücken stilgerecht erneuert. - - Die Eintragungen stammen aus dem Familien- und Freundeskreis der Besitzerin; an erster Stelle ist der große Chirurg Johann Friedrich Dieffenbach zu nennen, der über seine Mutter von mecklenburgischer Herkunft war und in Rostock aufwuchs. Die Besitzerin schloss ihr Album, als sie1805 den Pastor in (Burg) Stargard, Samuel Gottfried Dühr (1765-1808) heiratete, 1810 öffnete sie es noch einmal anlässlich des Besuchs ihres 18-jährigen Vetters Dieffenbach, sich mit einer (leicht abgewandelten) Strophe aus Friedrich von Matthissons Gedicht "Die Kinderjahre" eintrug: - - "Ach bis zu Charons Kahne - Schweift unsrer Wünsche Noth - Der Kindheit leichte Plane - Begränzt das Abendroth; - Wir ahnen Sturm u. Klippen - Bei sonnenheitrer Fahrt, - Sie hängt mit Bienenlippen - Nur an der Gegenwart. - - Stargard den 16 Octb. 1810 Dein F. Dieffenbach / stud. theolog." - - (Im Sommersemester 1810 hatte Dieffenbach sein Studium der Theologie aufgenommen, das er später in Greifswald fortsetzte, ehe er, nach seiner Teilnahme als Freiwilliger in den Befreiungskriegen, zur Medizin wechselte.) - - Dieffenbach hatte sich in einer nicht datierten Eintragung - der kindlich ungelenken Schrift nach zu urteilen Jahre zuvor geschrieben - schon einmal an Versen versucht, allerdings wurde diese missglückte Eintragung ebenso wie eine weitere von unbekannter Hand von der Besitzerin mit Tintenkringeln weitgehend unkenntlich gemacht. - - Dieffenbachs Eintragung von 1810 gegenüber steht die seiner Mutter Sophie Dieffenbach geb. Buddik (Rostock 9.VII.1805), ferner finden sich Eintragungen seiner Schwester Philippine (Rostock 9.VII.1803) und eines C. F. Dieffenbach (Rostock 8.X.1803). - Nach dem frühen Tod ihres Ehemannes Conrad Philipp Dieffenbach (1765-1794), Lehrer am Collegium Friedericianum in Königsberg, war Sophie Dieffenbach mit ihren Kindern in ihre Heimatstadt Rostock zurückgekehrt. - - Identifiziert sind ferner: - - Conradine Beck geb. Friederich (1769-1840), Tochter des Superintendenten Johann Gottlieb Friederich (1738-1794), ab 1803 verheiratet mit dem Philosophen Jacob Sigismund Beck (1761-1840), Rektor der Rostocker Universität (s. ADB). - Rostock 9.VII.1805. - - Agneta ("Agnes") Haack (1772-1808), lebte ab 1799 als Gesellschafterin der Familie Rudloff (s. u.) auf Gut Moisall als Nachfolgerin ihrer jüngeren Schwester Julie Haack, die 1799 den Regensburger Historiker und Diplomaten Christian Gottlieb Gumpelzhaimer (1766-1841, s. ADB) geheiratet hatte; nach deren Tod 1802 folgte sie ihr 1805 auch als Ehefrau Gumpelzhaimers. - Moisall 15.VI.1800. - - Friedrich Christian Matthäus Hauswedell (1783 Petschow - 1862 Rostock), 1812-1857 Pastor in Petschow (über Generationen "Familienpfarre" der Hauswedells), dann Rückkehr nach Rostock. - Rostock 13.X.1800. - - Maria Dorothea ("Dorette") Mussäus geb. Susemihl ( 1755 Bössow - 1805 Groß Methling) Ehefrau des Pastors Johann Nathanael Mussäus (1741 Güstrow - 1811 Gr. Methling) und Mutter des . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Versuch einer pragmatischen Geschichte der Arzneikunde

      Halle, Gebauer, 1792-1803 (5 Teile in 5 Bänden). 20,5 x 12.5cm, zeitgenöss. Pappbände, Rückenschild, Rotschnitt bei Band 1 und 3-5, Rücken von Band 5 teils abgeplatzt, Ex-Libris auf Spiegel von Band 1 und 3-5, gest. Frontispiez in Bd. 1 und 3, gest. Porträt von Friedrich Hoffmann in Band 5, Titelkupfer mit 7 Abb. in Band 2; Band I: XIV, 480 S., 1 Bl.; Band II: Titelkupfer, VI, 714S., Band III: Titel, VIII, 636 S.; Band IV: X, 364 S.; Band V:Titel, VIII, 678 S.; vereinzelt Bleistiftanstreichungen die Bände 1 und 3-5 in EA aus dem Vorbesitz von Dr. Eduard Bäumer (Arzt in Berlin, 1895 promoviert, mehrere Veröffentlichungen zur Medizingeschichte insbesondere des Badewesens), Band 2 in 2. Aufl. mit Namenszug \"Roller\" auf Titel und Unterschrift \"C.F.W. Roller\" auf Vorsatzblatt, also wahrscheinlich der berühmte Psychiater Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Roller, Gründer und Leiter der Klinik Illenau. - Kurt (Polycarp) Sprengel (1766-1833) war ab 1795 Professor der Medizin und ab 1795 auch der Botanik in Halle. Sein fünfbändiger \"Versuch....\" ist tatsächlich ein Universalgeschichtswerk der Medizin und gehört laut Haeser \"zu den glänzendsten Zierden der deutschen med. Litteratur, dem das Ausland kein auch nur einigermaßen ebenbürtiges Werk an die Seite zu stellen vermag...S. hat mit seinem Werk sich unbedingt den Ehrentitel eines Vaters der med. Geschichtsschreibung erworben\" (Pagel in ADB, 35, 1893). Es wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach neu aufgelegt Versand D: 5,00 EUR Medizin, Medizingeschichte

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        Abhandlung über die vorzüglichsten Augenkrankheiten nebst ihrer Kurarten. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt.

      J. F. Korn der Ältere, Breslau und Hirschberg 1792 - Oktav. Mit 6 Kupfertafeln. LXXVIII,416 S. Pappband der Zeit. Hirsch/H. IV, 904. - William R. Rowley (1743 - 1806) studierte in Oxford und an der Universität von St. Andrews und erhielt nach seiner Promotion eine Anstellung als Marinearzt, während der er mehrere Feldzüge mitmachte und eine Expedition zu den Antillen leitete. Er verfaßte zahlreiche Schriften vor allem zur Gynäkologie, Kinder- und Augenheilkunde. - Einband beschabt, am Rücken stark; Ecken und Kanten etwas berieben und bestoßen; Name auf dem Titel; vereinzelt gering stockfleckig; Tafeln lose; Tafel 1 mit längerem Einriß am Rand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage to the South Sea,

      London: for George Nicol,, 1792. 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... Quarto (300 × 240 mm). Modern blue straight-grained morocco by Bayntun-Rivière, title gilt direct to the spine, low, flat double bands, roundels gilt to the compartments, one of them containing the date, gilt simple gilt panelling to the boards, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. Stipple-engraved oval portrait frontispiece of Bligh by Conde after Russell, folding plan of the Bounty, folding plan of the Bounty's launch, plate of a breadfruit, and 4 plans and charts, 3 of them folding. Light browning throughout, and some marginal fingersoiling, folding plates with old creases from misfolding, now refolded and pressed, a couple of small professional repairs, but overall a very good copy. First edition of Bligh's own full account of his voyage which led to the most famous mutiny in the history of the sea. "An extremely important book" (Hill). In mid-1787 Bligh received the command of the Bounty, then being fitted to transport breadfruit and other plants from the South Seas to the West Indies, part of an elaborate scheme to establish large-scale cotton cultivation in the West Indies by transplanting breadfruit and other fruits and vegetables so that plantation owners might feed slaves more cheaply. The Bounty reached Tahiti, loaded up with breadfruit, and set sail again at the beginning of April 1789. In the early morning of 28 April 1789, when off the island of Tonga, Fletcher Christian led part of the crew in mutiny. The rebels set Bligh and eighteen men adrift in the ship's 23 foot long launch, with little food and only minimal navigational tools. Incredibly Bligh managed to reach Kupang in Timor two months later with the loss of only one man, after a harrowing 3500 mile voyage. Embarrassingly Bligh found himself having to defend his own conduct. He had already published a shorter Narrative of the Mutiny in 1790. The Advertisement explains that "the reason of the Narrative appearing first, was for the purpose of communicating early information concerning an event which attracted the public notice: and being drawn up in a hasty manner, it required many corrections." This is the first appearance of Bligh's account of the entire expedition. "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 Â…" (Parks Collection). However, publication did not achieve his aim of rehabilitating his reputation, which was later further damaged by another mutiny and other serious insubordinations. History's verdict has overwhelmingly been that Bligh was clearly a superior navigator and a brave man, but an abysmal leader otherwise. Interestingly, it was his habit of intemperate verbal abuse that upset his subordinates: research has shown that Bligh actually flogged less than any other British commander in the Pacific Ocean in the later eighteenth century. Contemporary ownership inscription of ?T.R. Twigg, dated 1806, to the title page, and a two-page extract from the Kentish Gazette recounting Capt. Folger's discovery of the last survivor of the mutiny - John Adams, also known as Alexander Smith - on Pitcairn , copied in the same hand to the final blank.

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