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        Confronto della Ricchezza dei Paesi che godono libertà nel Commercio Frumentario con quella dei paesi vincolati prendendo per esempio la Toscana che in meno di trenta Anni si è trovata in tre Stati nei vincoli antichi, nella libertà illimitata e nei vincoli nuovi.

      (Assisi), 1793. In 8vo (cm. 22,2); legatura in mezza pelle a 4 nervi dell?inizio Ottocento; pp. 168 + 2 di Errata. Ex libris, bella copia stampata su carta pesante con barbe. Axs

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        Cornelii Nepotis vitae excellentium imperatorum, quorumdam iconibus ornatae, et nonnullis animadversionibus partim criticis, partim historicis inlustratae ab Augustino van Staveren. Editio altera.

      Leiden (Lugduni Batavorum), Apud S. et J. Luchtmans, 1793.. 12mo. (XIV including frontispiece),434, (72) p.; 7 small engraved portraits in the text. Later half calf 12.5 cm (Ref: cf. Schweiger 2,302; cf Brunet 2,289) (Details: Back ruled blind and gilt. Marbled endpapers. Frontispiece, depicting Clio with a pen in her hand, she receives advice from Kronos, who holds a scythe, a winged Fama blows her trumpet. Seven small engraved portraits in the text) (Condition: Binding scuffed. Some pencil notes. Lower margin of the title cut short, with loss of part of the impressum) (Note: This is an edition with commentary of the only surviving complete work of the Roman historian Cornelius Nepos, ca. 100-24 B.C., 'De excellentibus ducibus exterrarum gentium', the first surviving ancient collection of biographies. 'De excellentibus etc.' contains the lives of 20 Greek generals, and the Carthaginians Hamilkar and Hannibal. Nepos corresponded with Cicero and was close with Cicero's friend Atticus. The collection served probably as a model for Plutarch's Vitae Parallelae. In his own days and in late antiquity Nepos was considered to be a source of importance. The churchfather Hieronymus, included him as great historian in his 'De viris illustribus' (392 A.D.). The simple style of writing of Nepos has made him a standard choice for schools. The biographies provided the pupils also models of behaviour. Schweiger mentions numerous editions. This edition was compiled by the Dutch schoolmaster Augustinus van Staveren, 1704-1772, who was appointed in 1750 Rector of the Schola Latina at Leyden. He produced during his career two editions of Nepos, a learned 'editio maior', a stout octavo of 765 p. 'cum notis Variorum suisque', which was first published in 1734 (second edition 1773). In 1755 he produced at the request of the publishing firm Luchtmans an 'editio minor', a small but thick duodecimo 'cum notis A. van Staveren'. The first one, of 1734, is a socalled 'Variorum' edition. Such editions' offer usually the 'textus receptus' which is widely accepted, accompanied with the commentary and the annotations of specialists, taken from earlier useful, normative or renewing editions. Editions like these, 'cum notis Variorum', were useful, but never broke new ground. The production of this kind of editions was the specialty of Dutch scholars of the 17th and 18th century. The compilers seldom were great scholars, but often hard working schoolmasters. Van Staveren's 'editio minor' of 1755 was repeated in 1793. The minor edition left out the learned commentaries, but offered a revised text accompanied by critical and historical notes of Van Staveren, which often contain material found by him in Greek sources. (Van der Aa, 17,2 p. 966/67) The frontispiece and the engravings in the text have a long history. The copper plates for them were first used in 1658. They were used again in editions of 1675, 1687, 1704 (?), 1705, 1728, 1734, 1773 and finally here in 1793) (Provenance: in pencil on the verso of the front flyleaf: 'A. Roozendaal, 1944'. We found one 'A. Roozendaal, Amersfoort' in the tabula gratulatoria of the Festschrift 'Studia varia Carolo Guilielmo Vollgraff a discipulis oblata', Amsterdam 1948, p. 194. After we had found this, a small receipt ticket of a restaurant in Amersfoort, dated 20/3/55, fell out of this book; at the back a note on Van Staveren, apparantly made the same Roozendaal, now an elderly person; A. Roozendaal was probably a student of C.W. Vollgraff, professor of Greek and Archaeology of the University at Utrecht. Vollgraff died in 1967, 91 years old) (Collation: *8 (minus *8)(including frontispiece), A-X12 Y1) (Photographs on request).

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        An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, and Its Influence on General Virtue and Happiness

      London: Printed for G.G. J. and J. Robinson, 1793. First edition. [ii-xxxiv], 378; [ii-xxviii], [379]-895, [1], [2, errata, directions to binder] pp., lacking half-titles. 2 vols. 4to (10-5/8 x 8-1/4 in). Modern half black morocco and marbled boards. Light toning and some sporadic foxing to text, a few dog-eared leaves. First edition. [ii-xxxiv], 378; [ii-xxviii], [379]-895, [1], [2, errata, directions to binder] pp., lacking half-titles. 2 vols. 4to (10-5/8 x 8-1/4 in). 'Obey no man ... Fear no man': Godwin's Political Justice. "... it is the property of truth to be fearless." The great work by English political thinker William Godwin, whose carefully reasoned tract appeared in a time of political uncertainty and panic, and challenged the basic assumptions of British political life while rejecting violence, coercion, and despotism. Godwin (1756-1836) was the literary heart of English radicalism for the next several decades: he wrote Things as They Are, or, The Adventures of Caleb Williams (1794), the first of several novels; married the pioneering feminist Mary Wollstonecraft in early 1797; educated their daughter Mary, (the future author of Frankenstein) and a whole brood of other children dependent upon him; and inspired Percy Shelley. Godwin's Enquiry "was an immediate success, establishing Godwin as the undaunted champion of philosophical enquiry, private judgment, and public benevolence" (ODNB). "... one of the earliest, the clearest, and most absolute theoretical expositions of socialist and anarchist doctrine ..." (Printing and the Mind of Man). It directly provoked the Rev. Thomas Malthus to write his Essay on the Principle of Population (1798). Provenance: Robert Morris (his signature, dated 1820, on title-pages); New York Bar Association Library (gilt stamp to spines and ink stamps on title-pages). PMM 243; Rothschild 1016; Adams, Radical Literature in America 40; Goldsmiths Library 15825; Kress B2529

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        Ragguagli di varii scavi e scoverte di antichità fatte nell'isola di Capri dal Sig. Hadrava e dal medesimo comunicati per lettere ad un suo amico in Vienna

      presso Vincenzo Orsino, Napoli 1793 - Tagli spruzzati. Abrasioni lungo i bordi della copertina qualche leggera brunitura e naturale fioritura Impreziosicono l'opera 9 tavole calcografiche doppie raffiguranti la mappa dell'isola con indicati i luoghi delle 12 ville di Tiberio reperti di scavo e una veduta della Grotta Azzurra. Si segnala ancora una piccola veduta dell'isola dal mare sempre incis (4) + 132 + (3) con 9 tavv. doppie ripiegate f.t. p. - 195x120 mm

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        Plans des Ports et des Rades.Mer Mediterranee, livorno 1858, 1

      Roux Joseph, 1725-1793 - "Plans des ports et rades de la mer Mediterranee, de la Mer Noire, et de la Mer dÁzof. Nouvelle edition, par Charles Tesi. Livorno 1858" Qu.-4to., 17x23 cm., Mit gest. Titel, 1 Flaggentafel und 181 (davon 1 gefaltet), num. Kupferkarten. Hprgt. d. Zt., berieben. Späte und wesentlich erweiterte Ausgabe Roux Werkes "Recueil des plans des ports et des Rades de la mer Mediterranee." Mit Plänen der wichtigsten Häfen und Buchten des gesamten Mittelmeerraumes und des Schwarzen Meeres. Erstmals 1764 mit 121 Plänen erschienen. Enlarged edition, with engr. title, 1 plate with flags and 181 engraved plans. Fine book in contemporary half vellum, rubbed. Joseph Roux important atlas of the Mediterranean, detailed its many harbours, ports, anchorages. Scarce and complete book/atlas. Please ask for more informations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1793 GALILEO Two Volume Set RARE & IMPORTANT ITALIAN SCIENTIFIC BIOGRAPHY w/ PLATES

      Lausanne, 1793. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fair. VITA e COMMERCIO LETTERARIO di GALILEO GALILEI Nobile e Patrizio Fiorentino Mattematico e Filosofo Sopraordinario de' Gran Duchi di Toscana COSIMO E FERDINANDO II. Scritta da GIO. BATISTA CLEMENTE DE NELLI... TWO VOLUME SET - Complete in These Two Volumes (Four Parts, in Two Volumes). Losanna (LAUSANNE) : 1793. Publisher unstated. FIRST EDITION. Contains the FIRST BIBLIOGRAPHY of the works of GALILEO. I collated these two volumes page-by-page with copies from the Rare Book Rooms of Harvard University, the University of Michigan, and Cambridge University. Two Hardcover Books, blue cloth covered boards, 7.5" x 10". Pagination: VOLUME I: Frontispiece, xvi Introductory pages, 471 Text pages (actually 467 pages because pagination skips to page 429 after page 424 - as normal - text flows correctly - collates correctly with rare copies at Harvard and Cambridge), + one blank. VOLUME II: [2], 471-961 pages. The two volumes are ILLUSTRATED with TEN (of TWELVE) plates, namely: 2 engraved frontispiece portraits of Galileo (one in each Volume), 7 (of 9) engraved plates, and 1 large folding genealogical chart / plate. Four of the original nine plates were fold-open, but 2 of those 4 (plates IX and X) are now lacking (being the 2 of 12 plates that are missing). CONDITION: The covers are soiled and worn, the blue cloth covering is rubbed, splotchy, split at the spine folds, worn through at the corners, and chipped away at the spine ends, nonetheless the covers are present and still bound well to the inner pages; there is a splattering of dark blue spots to the bottom page edges of Volume I and to the top page edges of Volume II (page edges of the closed books). Volume I has some old shorelining / water staining to the margins of various pages here and there throughout - nothing too significant except in the margins of a few pages where the margin soiling is heavy; overall the pages are in remarkably bright condition. Volume II has shorelining / water-staining to the upper margin area of the frontispiece and title-page; is missing the leaf that would be pages v/vi - consisting of a "Part Three" title-page and its blank verso (i.e. no text is missing); there is shorelining / light water-staining and soiling to the top blank margin of a number of pages here and there throughout - not affecting text; leaf consisting of pages 521/522 has a stiff crease that appears to be a binder's error (text is complete); there are wormholes / small worm lines to the bottom blank margin of the latter pages, not affecting text; the upper corner area of pages 951-960 is soiled and foxed; page 961 (the last page - the verso is blank) has its upper portion torn away, including approximately 3 lines of 2 column. The plates are all bright and clear, some with mild margin soiling and/or margin shorelining. The fold-open genealogical chart has some splitting at the folds and tearing near the gutter, but is overall solid, bright and clear. A SOLID SET of these TWO VOLUMES with 10 of 12 plates and only the faults as described above. The covers are worn, but internally both volumes are still tight, bright and clear. A very presentable set. RARE and IMPORTANT 221 Year-Old Books on GALILEO. From an 1861 Sotheby auction catalog - the "Catalogue of the Mathematical, Historical and Miscellaneous Portion of the Celebrated Library of M. Guglielmo Libri": ******Nelli. VITA e COMMERCIO LETTERARIO di GALILEO GALILEI... Scritta da GIO. BATISTA CLEMENTE DE NELLI... Losanna, 1793. A most valuable contribution to scientific biography, giving full particulars of Galilei's friends and opponents, and containing extracts of numerous unpublished letters of Galileo and his friends which Nelli was prevented by death from publishing in extenso, and which were only partially published in the last edition of Galileo's works.******

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        An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, and its Influence on

      1793. A Landmark in the Development of Utilitarian, Socialist and Anarchist Doctrine, Listed in Printing and the Mind of Man Godwin, William [1756-1836]. An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, And its Influence on General Virtue and Happiness. Dublin: Printed for Luke White, 1793. Two volumes. [xiii], [22], 411; [xxii], 424 pp. Octavo (8" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary speckled calf, gilt fillets and red and black lettering pieces to spines. Light rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and lightly worn, hinges starting. Light toning, occasional light foxing. Early annotations to a few leaves, a leaf of notes laid in. Ex-library. Small embossed stamps to title pages. A handsome set. * First Dublin edition, apparently pirated, published the same year as the first edition, which was published in London. Along with those of Burke and Paine, Godwin's Enquiry was one of the most influential English political books of the late eighteenth century inspired by the French Revolution. It was also "one of the earliest, clearest, and most absolute theoretical expositions of socialist and anarchist doctrine. Godwin believed that the motives of all human doctrine were subject to reason, that reason taught benevolence, and that therefore all rational creatures could live in harmony without laws and institutions. (...) The time would come, he maintained, when every man by doing what seemed right in his own eyes, would also be doing what was best for all men, because all, through discussion, would be guided by purely rational principles. Natural relationships had no meaning--marriage and parental duty were alike irrational, and property the worst form of tyranny"(Printing and the Mind of Man). It was an equally important landmark in the development of Utilitarian thought, and on political thinking generally. 4,000 copies were sold within a few years of its first publication. It was acquired by several corresponding societies, which increased its circulation considerably among others who could not afford to purchase the book. (Members of these societies also read it to illiterate members.) Godwin was the husband of Mary Wollstonecraft, author of A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792), and father of Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein and wife of the Percy Bysshe

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        Le sourd ou l'auberge pleine comedie par le citoyen Desforges Piron avec ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      à Paris: Chez Pain, Barba, Maret..., 1793. Fine. Chez Pain, Barba, Maret..., à Paris 1793-1804, In 8 (12,5x20,5cm), relié. - Meeting of 13 popular pieces, mostly comedies, represented in the Revolution and the Empire, specifically from 1793 to 1804 Piron with his friends is in the first and second edition. 7 rooms are first edition. Blue cardboard time. The back has become darker. Rubbed together. Caps threadbare. Very rubbed jaw. Most of these popular entertainments are interspersed with music, songs, and dances, as was common at the time. The last two parts have a shipment from the author: 'Given by Mr. Bouilly to Sir ...' --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Réunion de 13 pièces populaires, pour la plupart des vaudevilles, représentées sous la Révolution et l'Empire, plus précisément de 1793 à 1804. Piron avec ses amis se trouve en première et deuxième édition. 7 pièces sont en première édition. Reliure en plein cartonnage d'époque bleu. Le dos est devenu plus foncé. Ensemble frotté. Coiffes élimées. Mors très frottés. La plupart de ces divertissements populaires sont entremêlés de musiques, de chansons, ou de danses, ainsi qu'il était courant à l'époque. Les deux dernières pièces portent un envoi de Desforges : 'Donné par M. Bouilly à monsieur...'

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        JOURNAL OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BEING THE FIRST SESSION OF THE THIRD CONGRESS, BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, DECEMBER 2d., 1793. AND IN THE EIGHTEENTH YEAR OF THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE SAID UNITED STATES.

      Philadelphia: John Fenno, . 1793 - 205pp. Folio. Modern three-quarter calf and boards, gilt-stamped spine. Titlepage soiled, laid down on archival paper. Scattered foxing. Very good. With a notice from George Washington that the Minister Plenipotentiary of the Republic of France, Edmund Genet, has been recalled. Despite repeated warnings from both Washington and Jefferson, Genet persisted in outfitting private United States ships for naval raids on British vessels, ultimately resulting in his being recalled. Other important issues addressed are the increasingly difficult trade environment, with England and France at war, and frontier Indian relations. EVANS 27911. NAIP w020584.

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        Caption title:] Décrets de la Convention Nationale, Des 27 Juillet & 7 Août 1793, l'an second de la République Françoise. [?]

      J. J. L. Ancelle, Evreux 1793 - First edition. Published unbound. 4 p. Decree of the National Convention about slave-trade; the declaration of William Pitt as enemy of mankind; and a decree on sylviculture. 1º. Qui autorise le Ministre de la Marine à faire marquer & exploiter les Bois propres à la construction des Vaisseaux. Du 27 Juillet 1793. No. 1279. Authorising extraordinary cuts in the forests for the Navy for shipbuilding. 2º. Qui supprime les Primes pour le Traite des Esclavage. No. 1287. [Décret de la Convention Nationale, du 27 juillet 1793, l'an second de la République Française, qui supprime les Primes pour la Traite des Esclaves.] A milestone toward the abolition of slavery and the emancipation of slaves. Decree of the National Convention on June 27, 1793 that removes the premiums for slave-trading. A copy of the decree (Paris imprint) is at Princeton University in the "Sid Lapidus '59 Collection on Liberty and the American Revolution". 3º. Qui déclare Williams Pitt ennemi du genre humain. No. 1342. Declares William Pitt an "Enemy of Mankind". "Hostis humani generis" as a universal legal concept (not regarding piracy) appears here the first time in early-modern international law. By declaring the English Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806) "ennemi du genre humain" the National Convention declared that everyone has the right to assassinate him with impunity, because of his anti-French and antirevolutionary stance. We could not trace and copy of this edition in any institutional holdings. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lois et décrets sur la Marine durant la période révolutionnaire.

      Paris, Tours, Saintes, 1792 & 1793. 1792 - 14 cahiers in-8° (sauf 1 : in-12°), et 4 affiches. Riche ensemble de documents officiels : lois et décrets promulgués par l'administration révolutionnaire, pour la gestion de la Marine. Ils touchent à l'approvisionnement des ports, à la perception des droits de feux et de balisage ; au triage des documents relatifs à l'artillerie, à la cessation de paiement des officiers qui n'occuperont pas leur poste ; aux admissions des élèves à l'école de l'Artillerie, etc. Ils déterminent quel vaisseau doit porter le pavillon amiral, le montant soldes des matelots (ainsi que les modes de règlement : assignat), le nombre des chirurgiens embarqués. Collation complète sur demande. 13 documents 8vo, 1 12mo, 4 broadsides. Rich set of official publications: laws and decrees by the Revolutionary administration regarding the Navy: supply for the harbour, artillery, wages of the officers, etc.

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        Bois de Marine]. 1. Arrest du Conseil d’Etat du Roi, Portant Règlement sur ce qui doit être observé par les Marchands & Adjucataires des bois & les Entrepreneurs de ceux qui sont destinés pour le service de la Marine. du 8 Février 1767. [Suivi de]. 2. Circulaire. N°835. Bois Nationaux coups pour le service de la Marine. [Suivi de] Décrets de la Convention nationale, Du 4 Octobre 1793, l’an second de la République française, une et indivisible. 1° Qui autorise le ministre de la Marine à faire marquer dans les Bois des particuliers tous les arbres propres au service de la Marine. 2° Qui autorise à mettre en réquisition & à taxer les Flotteurs & Ouvriers employés à la fabrication & à la conduite des trains de bois de construction pour le serv

      1. A Paris, chez P. G. Simon, 1767. 2. Paris, le 14 Frimaire, an 4e de la République. 3. A Saintes, P. Toussaints, 1793. 4. A Paris, de l’Imprimerie Nationale exécutive du Louvre, 1793. 1767 - 4 cahiers in-4° de 3 (Bandeau gravé), 2, 4, 2 pp. Ensemble de quatre rares documents touchant aux bois de marine : l’une des clés à une époque où la force militaire d’une nation résidait essentiellement dans sa flotte extrêmement couteuse en bois de bonne qualité. 1. Arrest du Conseil d’Etat du Roi, Portant Règlement sur ce qui doit être observé par les Marchands & Adjucataires des bois & les Entrepreneurs de ceux qui sont destinés pour le service de la Marine. du 8 Février 1767. A Paris, chez P. G. Simon, Imprimeur du Parlement, rue de la Harpe, à l’Hercule, 1767. 1 cahier in-8° (245 x 187 mm.) de 3 pp. (Bandeau gravé). 2. Circulaire. N°835. Bois Nationaux coups pour le service de la Mari. Paris, le 14 Frimaire, an 4e de la République. 1 f. in-8° (242 x 190 mm.). Réclamation des chiffres : « quantité et la nature des bois coupés dans les forêts de la République pour le service de la Marine ». 3. DESTOURNELLES. GOHIER. Décrets de la Convention nationale, Du 4 Octobre 1793, l’an second de la République française, une et indivisible. 1° Qui autorise le ministre de la Marine à faire marquer dans les Bois des particuliers tous les arbres propres au service de la Marine. 2° Qui autorise à mettre en réquisition & à taxer les Flotteurs & Ouvriers employés à la fabrication & à la conduite des trains de bois de construction pour le service de la Marine. N°1644. A Saintes, P. Toussaints, 1793. 4 pp. in-8°. Exemplaire pour le conseil général du Département de la Charente inférieure, daté et signé à l’encre brune. 4. GARAT. GOHIER. Décret de la Convention Nationale, Du 27 Juillet 1793, l’an second de la république Françoise. Qui autorise le Ministre de la Marine à faire marquer & exploiter les Bois propres à la construction des Vaisseaux. N°1279. A Paris, de l’Imprimerie Nationale exécutive du Louvre, 1793. 2 pp. in-8°. « La Convention Nationale, après avoir entendu son comité de salut public, décrète que le ministre de la marine est autorisé à faire marquer dans les forêts nationales & les bois ci-devant appartenant aux émigrés, tous les bois propres à la construction des vaisseaux, & à les faire exploiter dans les temps convenables à mesure des besoins de la république. » 4 documents 4to. Set of four scarce documents regarding wood used for shipbuilding: the key to build a powerful fleet, source of the military power of the nations at this time. Fine set.

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        Lois, ordonnances, décrets et arrêts touchant aux Relations internationales et commerce extérieur.

      1771 - 1793. 1771 - 12 cahiers in-8° ou in-4° et 3 affiches. Bel ensemble de documents officiels (12 cahiers et 3 affiches), traitant des douanes, circulation des bateaux étrangers et du commerce en France. Ils règlementent les organismes qui percevront les droits de navigation (en 1793, les droits les matières de commerce extérieur furent confiés aux Douanes, les Ministères de la Marine et de l’Intérieur en étant dessaisis), la forme des passeports accordés aux vaisseaux étrangers, ainsi que ceux des congés accordés aux bâtiments français, l’exemption des taxes sur les cargaisons de navires et relâche forcée, quels vaisseaux doivent être déchargés. On trouve par ailleurs un document de 1771, dans lequel le Roi rappelle à l’ordre l’Amirauté de Marseille qui faisait peser sur les vaisseaux s’y arrêtant des droits supérieurs à ceux réclamés par la couronne ; une affiche contenant un ordre de déchargement de tous les navires marchands, publié en novembre 1793 : « toute matière ou marchandise qui ne sera pas déchargée de dessus les divers bâtiments à l’époque fixée demeure confisquée au profit de la République. Le quart du produit appartiendra au dénonciateur. » Signalons deux Décrets de la Convention Nationale de 1793, le premier « Portant que les Tabacs fabriqués et les Tafias en entrepôt dans les Ports, seront admis dans la circulation intérieure, en payant les droits d’entrée » publié à Xaintes, chez Michel Mareschal. (3 pp. in-8°. Exemplaire pour le Directoire du Département de la Charente Inférieure). Ce document spécifie que : « Les tabacs fabriqués et les tafias actuellement en entrepôt dans les ports de la République, seront admis dans la circulation intérieure, en payant pour droits d’entrée ; savoir, Les tabacs, vingt-cinq livres du quintal, et les tafias les mêmes droits perçus sur les eaux-de-vie doubles. » Le second : « Qui met en réquisition tous les objets propres à la construction, armement & équipement des Vaisseaux & Frégates. N°1577 », publié à Saintes, chez P. Toussaints, (4 pp. in-8°) détaille la liste de ces marchandises et munitions réquisitionnées : « les bois de construction de toute espèce, les mâts du Nord & de France, le bois d’orme pour affûts & pompes, le hêtre, le pin & le sapin, le merrain pour futailles, le chanvre étranger & du pays, le cordage étranger & de France, le fer, la tôle et le fer-blanc, soit en nature, soit convertis en ancres & autres instruments maritimes, le cuivre, le plomb, l’étain, le goudron étranger & de France, le bray étranger et de France, les toiles à voiles étrangères & de France, les étamines, le suif. » [Collation complète sur demande]. 12 documents 8vo and 4to, 3 braodsides. Fine set of 15 official publications regarding the customs, the traffic of the foreign ships, and the trade in France. It regulates the organisms collecting the taxes, the form of the passports for the French or foreign ships, etc. Fine set.

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        Kreuz- und Querzüge des Ritters A bis Z. Erster und Zweiter Band [kmpl.]. Von dem Verfasser der Lebensläufe nach aufsteigender Linie. Erstausg.

      Berlin, in der Vossischen Buchhandlung, 1793, 1794.. 2 Bll., 577 S. / 1 Bl., 534 S.; jew. mit gest. Titelvignette u. Frontispiz von J. G. Pentzel, Kl.-8°, Spätere Pappbände mit Rückenschild (2 Bde.). Wolfstieg 41541; Kloss 3969; Taute 2654: "Das Buch gewährt Einblick in die damaligen künstlichen Hochgrade des Mrwesens, da der Held der Erzählung durch Orden und Grade jeder Art hindurch geleitet wird. - Handb. d. Frmei I, S.626". - Erste Ausgabe von Hippels letztem Roman, einer satirischen Schilderung der Freimaurerorden Europas u. ihrer geheimen Rituale sowie einer ironischen Darstellung der Adelssünden. "Durch seine die Wirklichkeit immer wieder durchbrechende Art zu erzählen nimmt der Roman die romantische Ironie vorweg [...] und kann sich [...] durchaus in die Gefolgschaft des Don Quichote stellen." (Newald VI, 289) - Einbände etwas berieben u. bestossen; Innendeckel mit modernem Exlibris "Feuerbacher Heide", sonst gute Expl.

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        Oeuvres de J J Rousseau,

      1797- Paris and Amsterdam- Didot Le Jeune, 1793 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The Works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. This edition is decorated with beautiful figures after paintings and drawings of Cochin, Vincent, Renault, and Monsiau. With an engraved portraitto front of VolumeI, twenty-one engraved plates,a fold-out table to Volume IX and plates of music and withfourteenplates of music to rear ofVolume XIIFifteen volumes of an eighteen volume set. (Volumes XII, XIII and XVI are absent. )In French. Volume I La Politique (1793); Volume II La Nouvelle HeloiseTome I(The New Heloise) (1793); Volume III La Nouvelle HeloiseTome II(The New Heloise) (no date); Volume IV Emile Tome I (1793); Volume V Emile Tome II (1793); Volume VI Melanges Tome I (1793); Volume VII Melanges Tome II (1796); Volume VIII Melanges Tome III (1796); Volume IX Melanges TomeIV (no date); Volume X Dictionaire de Musique Tome I (A-M) (no date); Volume XI Dictionaire de Musique Tome II (N-Z) (no date); Volume XIV Dialogues (no date); Volume XV La Correspondance Tome I (1797); Volume XVII La Correspondance Tome III (no date); Volume XVIII Les Reveries (no date). Jean-Jacques Rousseau(1712 - 1778) was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of 18th-century Romanticism of French expression. His political philosophy influenced the French Revolution as well as the overall development of modern political, sociological and educational thought. His novel mile: or, On Education is a treatise on the education of the whole person for citizenship. His sentimental novel Julie, ou la nouvelle Hlose was of importance to the development of pre-romanticism and romanticism in fiction. Rousseau's autobiographical writings - his Confessions, which initiated the modern autobiography, and his Reveries of a Solitary Walker - exemplified the late 18th-century movement known as the 'Age of Sensibility', featuring an increasing focus on subjectivity and introspection that has characterised the modern age. His Discourse on the Origin of Inequality and his On the Social Contract are cornerstones in modern political and social thought. Rousseau was a successful composer of music. He wrote seven operas as well as music in other forms, and he made contributions to music as a theorist. During the period of the French Revolution, Rousseau was the most popular of the philosophes among members of the Jacobin Club. Rousseau, a Freemason, was interred as a national hero in the Panthon in Paris, in 1794, 16 years after his death. With previous owner's bookplates to front pastedown of fourteen volumes. Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally, generally sound but with wear to extremities, rubbing and marks and the occasional stain to boards. With four boards absent,seven detached,eighteen held by cords only and one joint cracked. With slight loss and occasional lifting to some backstrips, almost detached to Volume II. Internally, text blocks are generally firmly bound with only a couple ofendpapers andone title pagestarting slightly and with two plates missing, one to Volume VII another to Volume IX. Bright but with slight scattered foxing, often heavier to front and rear, with slight marginal tidemarks to three volumes and some marks to pages and the very occasional small closed tear. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        Aminta. Favola boschereccia ora alla sua vera lezione ridotta.

      Co' Tipi Bodoniani 1793 - In-folio reale (44 cm.), pp. XXXV, (1 b.), 117, (3 bb.). Ritratto del Tasso in ovale al frontespizio. Precedono la dedica di Bodoni (ma attribuita a Vincenzo Monti) alla marchesa Anna Malaspina della Bastia con testatina recante le armi di questa famiglia incisa in rame da Lucatelli, la prefazione di Pierantonio Serassi e l'invito ai benevoli lettori dell'editore. Esemplare a pieni margini, qualche traccia di polvere. Legatura in cartonato moderno tipo bodoniano. Buon esemplare. Ristampa dell'edizione del 1789, nota per essere stata contraffatta dal fratello di Giovanni Battista, Giuseppe. L'edizione è magnifica, con caratteri di corpo maggiore rispetto a ogni precedente. Il curatore, Pier Antonio Serassi, a suo dire, la fece fare su un manoscritto originale dell'autore. Tiratura con il ritratto del Tasso al frontespizio. Bibliografia: De Lama II, 89. Giani, 46. Gamba, 958 (in nota). Brooks, 514: "Si trova però anche senza il ritratto". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A General History of Inland Navigation, Foreign and Domestic: Containing a Complete Account of the Canals already Executed in England, with Considerations on those Projected. To which are Added, Practical Observations. The Whole Illustrated with a Map of all the Canals in England, and other Useful Plates. A New Edition Corrected. With an Addenda, which Completes the History to 1792

      London: I. and J. Taylor, at the Architectural Library, High Holborn 1793,. Prunkvolle private HLdr. der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung, xx+366+[8]+33 Textseiten+4 gestochene Tafeln, große gefaltete Tafel zwischen Frontispiz und Titelblatt, 4° (22,5 x 28 cm), Decke etwas berieben und fleckig, vor allem an den Kanten, blau bedrucktes Vorsatzpapier, Schildchen von Privat-Bibliothek in der Vorsatzecke, innen hervorragender Zustand, Papier weiß, Stiche in der Beilage geringfügig stockfleckig von hinten, insgesamt sehr guter Zustand..

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        Single page from his diary.

      N. p., covering the period from October 15 to November 10, 1793.. 8vo. ¾ p.. Notes on the executions of various persons, including Marie Antoinette on October 16. - "Unless some original documents are uncovered between Marie Antoinette and Fersen, it is an open question whether their relationship was platonic or not" (Wikipedia). - Provenance: Stafsunds-Auktionen, later sold at Kvalitetsbokauktionen 23 Nov. 1988, lot 6347.

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        Universal Geography Formed into a New and Entire System; Describing Asia, Africa, Europe, and America...the History of Man...Arts, Sciences, Commerce...3 vols

      Dublin, Ireland: Zachariah Jackson, 1793. This is the first Irish edition of Universal Geography Formed into a New and Entire System. The true first edition was published in London in 1791. Complete in three volumes. Published and printed by Zachariah Jackson, Dublin, in 1793-94. 10.5 x 8.25 inches. Bound in period full calf, gilt-lettered red and black morocco spine labels. The leather somewhat cracked and dried out but no red rot to speak of. With [ii], vi, iii-v, [4], [1] blank, 759; 792; [ii], 894, [ix]-xiii, [i]-xxxiii, [1], [1]-10 pages. Approximately 37 copperplate engravings (three folding); 3 hand-colored frontispieces; folding table; folding map [1793]. Title page to third volume mis-numbered as Volume I. This edition without the maps found in other contemporary editions. Some wear and scuffing to leather; pencil scribbling on several plates, folding map with long tear; foxing and damp staining; else good. Handsome 20th century B&W bookplate of the American character actor Edward Everett Horton to the front pastedown. Else a very clean copy and still rather tight. A Very Good Minus copy.. First Irish Edition. Full-Leather. Good Minus. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Association Copy.

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        La Constitution de la Lune, rêve politique et moral

      chez Froulle, Paris 1793 - Octavo, lightly browned, a good uncut copy; in later quarter red morocco with marbled boards. First of two editions published in 1793. It is of notable rarity, with only five copies of both editions listed in NUC.This work describes the wonderfully liberal state of lunar society, a politically direct and utopian response to the savagery of the Jacobin Terror, which was then at its height. Its association with the events in France is made explicit with its declarative opening, in which the Consul General of the Moon announces: 'Toute espèce d'intolérance en matière d'opinions, soit politiques, soit religieuses, est déclarée attentatoire à la liberté; et sera punie, de la peine portée par la loi contre les conspirateurs, qui ne tendent qu'a bouleverser l'état, en divisant les citoyens'.Certainly the authorities could not mistake the work's tone: seeing it as dangerously politically motivated, they imprisoned its author for a brief period. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recueil de documents officiels sur les Guerres Révolutionnaires.

      1792-1793. 1792 - 18 cahiers in-folio ou in-4° et 3 affiches. Très riche ensemble composé de 18 cahiers et 3 affiches, décrets de la convention ou autres textes officiels, contemporains et relatifs aux guerres révolutionnaires. Ils touchent à l’approvisionnement des ports, des flottes et des armées, à la promotion des capitaines, à la réquisition des bâtiments marchands, aux embargos, à la réquisition d’objets pouvant servir à la construction des vaisseaux. On y trouve aussi une interdiction de commander des canons dans les fonderies de la marine, une incitation pour les villes maritimes à offrir des bâtiments légers, un intéressant document sur la fin de la neutralité, autorisant les navires et corsaires français à se saisir des bâtiments ennemis dont la cargaison sera considérée de bonne prise. Notons l’ordre de porter l’armée navale à 52 vaisseaux et 52 frégates. L’ensemble de ces documents permet de se faire un tableau à travers le prisme juridique de la réalité de ces guerres. [Collation complète sur demande]. 18 documents folio or 4to, 3 broadsheets. Rich set gathering official publications contemporary of the French Revolutionary Wars, and giving regulations for the Navy: supplies in the harbours, requisitions of merchant ships or other materials, promotion of the captains, etc. Fine set.

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        Münsterische Beiträge zur Geschichte Deutschlands hauptsächlich Westfalen. 3 Teile in 4 Bänden., 1. Band 1787 welcher Nachrichten von den ehemaligen westfälischen Fehm- und Freigerichten, die Geschichte der Entstehung der Herrlichkeiten im Hochstifte Münster, die Geschichte der Häusern und Familie von und zu Merfeld und dabei 150 Urkunden enthält. 175 sowie 419 S. Urkunden. 2. Band 1790 welcher die Geschichte der älteren Verfassung Westfalens insbesondere der Gerichtsanstalten, die Veränderungen, welche Karl der gr. Darin vornahm, einige Folgen dieser Veränderungen, und dabei über siebenzig Urkunden. 258 sowie 406 S. Urkunden. 3. Band 1793. Geschichte der älteren Grafen: Erste Abteilung welche die Grafen als Reichsbeamte im Kriege und Justi

      Münster, 1787 - 1793, - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1800 17,5 x 11,5 cm. Ledereinbände der zeit mit kl. Fehlstellen und Abschabungen. Buchblöcke größtenteils fleckenfrei und in einem guten Zustand. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        FABLES

      Piccadilly: John Stockdale, 1793. The covers are in very good condition, the interior is tight and clean although there are a couple plates that have a small piece out of the edge [nowhere near the image] and the paper is foxed in varying degrees throughout. General foxing throughout, some pages heavily, some midly.. 2 Volumes bound in later 3/4 buckram with matching marbled paper covered boards and end-papers; includes a short biography of Gay, a list of subscribers, a one page advertisement. There are seventy [70] plates, each 3x4 inches [on 6.5x10.5 inch pages], 12 by William Blake. Six that have some hand-coloring; These new fables were invented for the amusement of His Highness William Duke of Cumberland. 187 & 225 pages.

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        Natural History of British Insects; The

      London: Printed by Bye and Law for the author and for F. and C. Rivington, 1793-1802. - One of the Most Attractive Publications on British EntomologywithThree Hundred and Sixty Engraved Plates - Nearly all Colored by HandDONOVAN, Edward. The Natural History of British Insects; Explaining them in their several states, with the periods of their transformations, their food, oeconomy, &c. Together with the history of such minute insects as require investigation by the microscope. The whole illustrated by coloured figures, designed and executed from living specimens. In ten volumes. London: Printed by Bye and Law for the author and for F. and C. Rivington, [1802]-1793-1801.Volumes 1-10 (of 16) of this beautiful and rare work, first issued in ten volumes. Second edition (1802) of volume 1, first editions (1793-1801) of volumes two through ten.Vol I: 1802, [xvi], [3]-80, [6, index], [1, errata, verso blank] pp.; 36 plates. Vol II: 1793, 96, [6, index], [1, errata, verso blank] pp.; 36 plates. Vol III: 1794, Title page, verso blank, 98, [6, index], [1, errata, verso blank] pp.; 36 plates. . Vol IV: 1795, 96, [6, index] pp.; 36 plates. Vol V: 1796, 110, [6, index], [1, errata, verso blank] pp.; 36 plates.Vol VI: 1797, 86, [6, index], [1, errata, verso blank] pp.; 36 plates.Vol VII: 1798, 96, [8, index] pp.; 36 plates.Vol VIII: 1799, 88, [6, index] pp.; 36 plates.Vol IX: 1800, 78, [4, index] pp.; 36 plates.Vol X: 1801, 95, [1, blank], [7, index], [1, blank] pp.; 36 plates.Three hundred and sixty engraved plates, nearly all colored by hand.Early-to-mid nineteenth century three-quarter plum calf over marbled boards, ruled in blind. Spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled with insects and lettered in gilt in compartments. Front joint of volume one slightly cracked, spines a little faded. an excellent set of this scarce work.The work was first intended to comprise only ten volumes, which are present here. At a later date it was decided to publish another six volumes, which are more difficult to find. Together with the work of Curtis, this is the most attractive publication on British entomology. The plates are exquisitely hand-colored 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 work is often found in mixed issues; in this set the first volume is in the second issue with the title-page dated 1802.Horn-Schenkling, 4949; Nissen ZBI, 1142. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Travels in India, During the Years 1780, 1781, 1782, & 1783

      Printed for the Author and Sold by J. Edwards, London 1793 - Contemporary tree calf, rebacked, with original ornate gilt spine laid down, gilt-stamped lettering in modern black leather spine label, corners restored; 4to (235 x 290 mm); pp. vi, 156, [2] (directions to the binder, ad), plus 14 tissue-guarded plates and folding map. Complete. Spine tips lightly chipped; edges of boards a bit scuffed. Some light foxing, most of it marginal. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        JOURNAL OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BEING THE FIRST SESSION OF THE THIRD CONGRESS, BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, DECEMBER 2d., 1793. AND IN THE EIGHTEENTH YEAR OF THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE SAID UNITED STATES

      Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1793.. 205pp. Folio. Modern three-quarter calf and boards, gilt-stamped spine. Titlepage soiled, laid down on archival paper. Scattered foxing. Very good. With a notice from George Washington that the Minister Plenipotentiary of the Republic of France, Edmund Genet, has been recalled. Despite repeated warnings from both Washington and Jefferson, Genet persisted in outfitting private United States ships for naval raids on British vessels, ultimately resulting in his being recalled. Other important issues addressed are the increasingly difficult trade environment, with England and France at war, and frontier Indian relations. EVANS 27911. NAIP w020584.

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        Kjobenhavns Universitets-Journal udgiven ved Professor Jac. Baden. Ferste Aagang. [ - niende Aagang]

      Kiobenhavn, 1793-1801. 9 vols., 4to., complete except for one defective index leaf and lack of some printed wrappers, (see full collation below), entirely uncut. An excellent set now preserved in two purpose-made boxes, each labelled appropriately. Each separate issue has a very small discard stamp of Stockholm University Library>. There are no other marks except for two early ownership signatures on the upper wrapper of the first fascicule. A complete run of this academic journal published quarterly from 1793 to 1801. (No more published). Apparently very rare: no copies found on OCLC. The Kjobenhavns Universitets-Journal> was edited by Jacob Baden (1735-1804), Professor of Philology (notably Danish and Latin) at the University of Copenhagen from 1780 until his death. The journal's purpose seems to have been two-pronged: (1) To provide a vehicle for university news, lecture schedules, faculty curricula, examination programmes, lists of degrees conferred, details of stipends available, &c., and (2) To provide a printed medium for articles, reviews, lecture synopses, and so forth, that reflected Baden's conservative views, particularly in literature and philosophy. A notable example of this is a series of summaries of lectues refuting Kant given by Niels Treschow (1751-1833), the Norwegian philosopher and himself a graduate of the University of Copenhagen where he lectured until 1813 when he returned to Christiana (Oslo) to assume a prominent role in launching Norway's first university. Jacob Baden also used his journal as a sounding board for his own efforts to keep the Danish language 'pure' while still allowing it to accommodate modern developments. For example, the journal contains in serial form a supplement to Baden's orthographic Danish dictionary, introducing 'modern' words such as 'demokrati', 'despot', 'physiognomik', and 'psykologi'. The full collation and condition notes are as follows: Vol.I. 1793. Første Aargang>. 4to., (2) + 190pp., engraved vignette on title-page, original printed blue upper wrapper repaired, final index leaf (table of contents) defective, lower wrapper replaced, entirely uncut. Vol.II. 1794. Anden Aargang>. 4to., (2) + 194pp., engraved vignette on title-page, original printed blue wrappers, neatly repaired at spine, entirely uncut. Vol.III. 1795. Tredie Aargang>. 4to., (2) + 200pp., engraved vignette on title-page, original printed blue wrappers, entirely uncut. Vol.IV. 1796. Fierde Aagang> 4to., four quarterly parts as issued with a general title-page (with vignette), (2) + 192pp., original printed wrappers, uncut. Vol.V. 1979. Femte Aagang.> 4to., four quarterly parts as issued with a general title-page (with vignette), (2) + 192pp., original printed wrappers, uncut. Vol.VI. 1798. Siette Aagang.> 4to., four quarterly parts as issued with a general title-page (with vignette), (2) + 192pp., original printed wrappers, uncut. Vol.VII. 1799. Syvende Aagang.> 4to., four quarterly parts as issued with a general title-page (with vignette), (2) + 192pp., original printed wrappers, uncut. Vol.VIII. 1800. Ottende Aagang.> 4to., four quarterly parts as issued with a general title-page (with vignette), (2) + 192pp., original printed wrappers, but wanting the upper printed wrapper for the 4th part, uncut. Vol.IX. 1801. Niende Aagang.> 4to., four quarterly parts as issued, with a general title-page, (2) + 176 + (20)pp., including the 20-page general index to the whole journal, some old insect damage to some inner margins in fascicule three, occasionally affecting letters, original printed wrappers, but wanting the upper printed wrapper for the 4th part, uncut.

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        The Whole Proceedings on the Trial of an Information Exhibited ex Officio by the King's Attorney-General Against Thomas Paine For a Libel upon the Revolution and Settlement of the Crown . . . and also upon the Bill of Rights . . . and upon the King [etc.]

      London: Sold by Martha Gurney, No. 128, Holborn-Hill, 1793. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a very good copy, without the final two advertising leaves; the Taussig copy First edition of the most extensive account of the trial of Thomas Paine, including Erskine's famed if futile defense, emphasising the crucial difference between mere words and words designed to incite illegal action (and so anticipating Holmes)

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        Medical Inquiries and Observations. Volume II.

      Philadelphia: Printed by T. Dobson, 1793. - 2 leaves, iv, 321 pp, 1 leaf [errata]. Recent full leather. Old signature of former owner ("Anthy Woodward 1809") on title page. Erasure of "Volume II" in center of title page (tearing through paper). Foxed. First Edition. Volume I was published in Philadelphia in 1789. Volume II--offered here--completes the first edition. A five volume edition was published 1794-98. Garrison-Morton 80 (citing later 5 volume edition, but with incorrect dates). Austin 1659. Of the ten essays in this volume, three--the first two and the eighth in the list below--had been previously published and are republished here "with the addition, chiefly, of a few notes." The other seven are published are for the first time. 1. An Inquiry into the Influence of Physical Causes upon the Moral Faculty [1786]; 2. An Inquiry into the Effects of Spirituous Liquors upon the Human Body, and Their Influence upon the Happiness of Society [1784]; 3. An Inquiry into the Causes and Cure of the Pulmonary Consumption; 4. Observations on the Symptoms and Cure of Dropsies; 5. An Inquiry into the Causes and Cure of the Internal Dropsy of the Brain; 6. An Account of the Measles, as They Appeared in Philadelphia, in the Spring of 1789; 7. An Account of the Influenza, as It Appeared in Philadelphia, in the Autumn of 1789--in the Spring of 1790--and in the Winter of 1791; 8. An Inquiry into the Causes of the Increase of Bilious and Intermitting Fevers in Pennsylvania [1785]; 9. An Inquiry into the Causes and Cure of Sore Legs; 10. An Account of the State of the Body and Mind in Old Age; with Observations on its Diseases, and Their Remedies. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettere su le belle arti pubblicate nelle nozze Barbarigo-Pisani

      Stamperia di Carlo Palese, Venezia 1793 - In 8, pp. (12) + 192 con 1 tavola all'antiporta, vignetta incisa al frontespizio, belle testatine incise all'acquaforteÂentro medaglione raffiguranti sculture classiche. Cartonat. editoriale con stemma ai piatti. Splendido esemplare ad ampi margini stampato su carta forte di questa elegante raccolta comprendente venti saggi sulle belle arti stampato in occasione delle nozze fra Giovanni Barbarigo e Chiara Pisani. L'opera e' anonima ma risulta scritta da una donna ad 'una gentile Amica': 'S'introduce nella I. lettera col giustificarsi d'una relazione incontrata con un Milord inglese viaggiatore, fidandosi del di lui buon carattere, e godendo di poter trarre delle cognizioni dal racconto de' lunghi viaggi che fece. Alcuni quadri, arazzi, ed altre cose preziose possedute dal di lei marito porgon soggetto per intertenere l'amica in progresso con varie lettere sulle Belle Arti.a La II. riferisce la conversazione tenuta col viaggiatore Milord sulla Mitologia. Comprende la III lettera la concertata Sessione. Milord col'autorita' di Orazio preferisce Omero a tutti gli austeri filosofi come maestro di virtu', per mezzo delle favole dolcemente insinuata. Discende nella IV a parlare della scena e della musica congiunte alla Mitologia, atte quanto la poesia ad inspirar la morale. Milord previene le censure del Professore intorno a Metastasio ed a' suoi Drammi, col rifondere la colpa nel corrotto gusto del secolo. Versa la V intorno a camei, a medaglie, a bassi rilievi, ed a disegni specialmente di cose greche nelle Arti. Riferisce nella VII le osservazioni fatte sopra varj camei impressi ne' zolfi, giacche' essendo pregevolissimi diventano di difficile acquisto.' (Memorie per servire alla storia letteraria e civile., p. 34). ITA

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        A Voyage round the World in His Majesty's Frigate Pandora. Performed under the direction of Captain Edwards in the years 1790, 1791 and 1792. With the discoveries made in the South-Sea; and the many distresses experienced by the crew from shipwreck and famine, in a voyage of eleven hundred miles in open boats, between Endeavour Straits and the island of Timor

      Berwick and London: W. Phorson, B. Law and Son, 1793. Octavo, with an engraved frontispiece portrait of the author; some very slight browning but a very good untrimmed copy in modern calf, gilt, in a matching folding half calf box. First edition: the only published account of the voyage of the Pandora, the vessel dispatched from England in 1790 to arrest the mutinous crew of Bligh's Bounty. The narrative is by the affable and amusing George Hamilton, the ship's surgeon on the Pandora, whose hair-raising tale of punishment and shipwreck is a classic of eighteenth-century voyage accounts. After sailing for some time in the South Pacific, Captain Edward Edwards of the Pandora decided to sail for England with the 14 mutineers he had captured in Tahiti all held in horrendous conditions in the "Box", a cage specially mounted on the deck of the ship. While navigating in Endeavour Strait the vessel struck a reef and foundered (ironically, Bligh himself had questioned Captain Edwards' competency in navigating these difficult waters). Left to drown, ten of the mutineers managed to survive only though the kindness of the master-of-arms, who dropped the keys to them in the last moments. Much like Bligh before them, an appalling voyage to Timor in the longboats followed, with the survivors eventually returned to England where the mutineers faced court martial. Captain Edwards was exonerated for the loss of the Pandora while Fletcher Christian and the remaining mutineers remained undiscovered on Pitcairn Island.This is now a very scarce book on the market. It was republished as a facsimile in the Australian Maritime Series in 1998. Hill, 766; James Ford Bell, H24; Kroepelien, 507; O'Reilly-Reitman, 606.

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        American Universal Geography – or, a view of the present state of all the empires, kingdoms, states and republics in the known world, and of the United States of America in particular. In two parts. .Part I. Being a New Edition of the American Geography, corrected and greatly enlarged. Also Part II. containing a geographical description of the Eastern Continent and Islands.

      Isaiah Thomas, Ebenezer T. Andrews, Boston 1793 - Binding: full calf. Thick octavos. Together two volumes. 11 folding maps and 1 globe plate Original uniform brown calf divided into compartments with double gilt rules and two compartments lettered in gilt. Wear to the extremities, one outer hinge starting to crack, a couple maps have short tears. A superior set of a work usually worn and incomplete, with most all text and maps present. The map District of Maine, by Osgood Carleton, is the first separate map of Maine not part of a regional map. Lacks Joseph Purcell's map of the Southeast that shows the "Country of Frankland". Photocopy supplied.

      [Bookseller: Murray Hudson Maps, Globes & Books]
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        Gesamtans., ( ca. 6 x 12 ) auf einer Kundschaft der Böttcher.

      . Kupferstich ( anonym ) n. Mangold, datiert 10. 6., 1793, 17 x 37,5. Stopp DDR 109.2 - Sehr seltene Leipziger Kundschaft, laut Stopp sind nur 2 weitere Exemplare bekannt. - Sehr gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Fables. with a life of the Author and embellished with 70 Plates.

      - London: John Stockdale, 1793. 2 vols., royal 8vo, xi, 225; vii, 187,(1, advertisement) pp. Engraved title to each part, frontispiece to vol. I, and 70 plates including 12 by Blake. Full contemporary calf a bit scuffed and untidy but quite sound, internally very good despite the usual browning and offsetting, and with huge margins. First edition with BlakeÕs plates, this copy very tall, possibly large-paper ÒThe plates in this famous edition are free adaptations from the designs of Kent, Wootton, and Gravelot, who illustrated the earlier printings of Gay's Fables. William Blake completely redesigned, and redrew, the 12 images for which he is responsible, and is listed among the subscribers to the edition, as are the other engravers who worked on this project. Blake engraved the plates opposite pp. 1, 29, 59, 73, 99, 109, 125, 133 and 181 in volume one; and those opposite pp. 1, 105 and 145 in volume two.Ó (SotheranÕs). The first issue is easily identified because it uses the long ÒsÓ throughout and the second does not. Bentley, Blake Books, 460A. Essick, William BlakeÕs Commercial Book Illustrations, XXVI. Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, 1. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Fables with a life of the Author and embellished with 70 Plates

      2 vols. London: John Stockdale, 1793. 2 vols., royal 8vo, xi, 225; vii, 187,(1, advertisement) pp. Engraved title to each part, frontispiece to vol. I, and 70 plates including 12 by Blake. Full contemporary calf a bit scuffed and untidy but quite sound, internally very good despite the usual browning and offsetting, and with huge margins. First edition with Blake?s plates, this copy very tall, possibly large-paper ?The plates in this famous edition are free adaptations from the designs of Kent, Wootton, and Gravelot, who illustrated the earlier printings of Gay's Fables. William Blake completely redesigned, and redrew, the 12 images for which he is responsible, and is listed among the subscribers to the edition, as are the other engravers who worked on this project. Blake engraved the plates opposite pp. 1, 29, 59, 73, 99, 109, 125, 133 and 181 in volume one; and those opposite pp. 1, 105 and 145 in volume two.? (Sotheran?s). The first issue is easily identified because it uses the long ?s? throughout and the second does not. Bentley, Blake Books, 460A. Essick, William Blake?s Commercial Book Illustrations, XXVI. Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, 1.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Travels in India, During the Years 1780, 1781, 1782, and 1783

      London: William Hodges. 1793., 1793. Quarto, pp. vi, 156. Bound in contemporary full calf with gilt titles to spine and decoration to all faces, marbled endpapers. Folding plan of the Bay of Bengal to rear, 14 hand coloured copper engraved plates on handmade deckle edged paper. Hodges was a London born artist who accompanied James Cook's second voyage to the Pacific Ocean and later published this account of his own travels in India. Bookplate to front pastedown. Some plates lacking the tissue guard or it is present but incomplete. Some occasional light spotting but the textblock is generally very clean and bright. The covers show some light areas of wear to the boards, corners are slightly bumped, head and tail caps also slightly bumped. Both outer joints starting to go but are still solid. A very good copy with some fantastically evocative plates.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Fables By John Gay with a Life of the Author and Embellished with Seventy Plates. Complete in 2 Volumes

      London: John Stockdale, 1793. First edition thus.. Full Calf. Tall 8vo. (10.25 x 6.75 inches). pp.xi, 225; vii,187 (including list of subscribers), (i - publisher's advert). 70 engraved plates, including engraved frontis, 2 title pages and 12 plates by William Blake, with other engravings by Grainger, Mazell and others. Full tan calf, extra gilt with contrasting morocco labels to the spine. Yellow marbled endpapers. All edges stained yellow. Some light toning to prelims and extrems of both volumes, with trifle light scattered spotting. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A handsome set. Heavy books, requiring eye-watering amounts of extra postage overseas. Hardback. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        Die Kunst zwölf Sorten Farbentusche mit ihren Schattierungen und Mischungen für die Malerey und Zeichenkunst selbst zu verfertigen, nebst einem gründlichen Unterricht, wie solche noch zu mancherley anderm Gebrauch auf Cottune, Leinwatte, Papier, Leder, Holz, Bein, Horn, Federn, Stroh, Bimsen und Rohrmark nützlich anzuwenden seyen.

      Ulm, im Verlag der Stettinischen Buchhandlung, 1793.. 16 Bll., 208 S. Halblederband der Zeit mit erneuertem Papierrückenschild.. Erste Ausgabe. - Ohne das gest. Frontispiz. - Gelegentlich minimal braunfleckig. Gutes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbüsch]
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        Pausanias ou voyage historique de la Grece

      à Paris: Chez Jean-François Bastien, 1793. Fine. Chez Jean-François Bastien, à Paris 1793, 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in-8 (12,7x20,7cm), XIX-(1)-454 pp. ; 431 pp. ; 443 pp. ; 364 pp., reliés. - New edition of the French translation of Pausanias by Father Gedoyn established on the Latin version of Amaseus, published for the first time in 1547. One in 4 edition appeared simultaneously, but it is less common. It is illustrated by 3 folding maps and 3 boards also extendible. Full marbled sheepskin period. Smooth back richly decorated with jewels, fat and hairlines and wheels copings. Parts of title and volume number beige. Friction, 3 corners bumped. Good copy, decorative. Pausanias was a geographer and writer of the second century AD. JC His description of Greece is a key witness on Greece to Roman times. The translation of Father Gedoyn was long sought for its elegance, even if it errs on misstatements. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition de la traduction française de Pausanias par l'abbé Gedoyn, établie sur la version latine d'Amaseus, publiée pour la première fois en 1547. Elle est illustrée de 3 cartes dépliantes et de 4 planches également dépliantes. Reliures en pleine basane racinée d'époque. Dos lisse orné de 4 fleurons et de roulettes. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin vert. Frise d'encadrement sur les plats. Coiffe de queue du tome 4 effilochée. Mors supérieur du tome 2 fendu ; mors supérieur du tome 4 fendu en queue. Quelques coins émoussés. Quelques rousseurs éparses. Frottements. Pausanias fut un géographe et un écrivain du IIe siècle ap. J. C. Sa description de la Grèce conçue comme un guide de voyages constitue un témoignage primordial sur la Grèce à l'époque romaine. La traduction de l'abbé Gedoyn fut longtemps recherchée pour son élégance, même si elle pèche par certaines inexactitudes.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Galatée roman pastoral ; imité de Cervantes

      Paris: Chez Defer de Maisonneuve, 1793. Fine. Chez Defer de Maisonneuve, Paris 1793, grand in-4 (27x36cm), relié. - Edition illustrated with a charming illustration of Monsiau, engraved by Cazenave Colibert and including 4 figures and printed in color. Large paper copy with figures before the letter. Binding to bradel under blue paper waiting cartonnage. Back smooth decorated with a label. Minimal light foxing, small tear restored in the white of a board. Stamp of the Parisian factory Lerolle bronzes on the title. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée d'une charmante illustration de Monsiau, gravée par Colibert et Cazenave et comprenant 4 figures imprimées en couleurs. Exemplaire en grand papier avec les figures avant la lettre. Reliure à la bradel sous cartonnage d'attente de papier bleu. Dos lisse orné d'une étiquette. Minimes rousseurs claires, petite déchirure restaurée dans le blanc d'une planche. Cachet de la fabrique parisienne de bronzes Lerolle sur le titre. 

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        London Almanack for the Year of Christ 1794

      Company of Stationers, (London, 1793) - 3.3 x 5.8cm. Engraved vignette title page and another engraved vignette headpiece and a view of the Coal Exchange presented over 4 pages, (not gatefolded) no pagination, list of holidays, Queen's reign, Sheriffs ,current coins and more. Bound in contemporary red straight grained morocco in a wallet style binding, marbled endpapers with one end of the front pastedown made into a tiny pocket to hold stamps, coins or anything small, all edges gilt. These small almanacs were published in London continuously for over 230 years. In 1834, a tax was levied on all printed matter in Britain. The present copy does contain a red revenue stamp. [Welsh-4587] [see Bromer/Edison, p.93].

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA]
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        The Fables of Aesop; with a Life of the Author. Embellished with 112 Plates

      London, John Stockdale, 1793., 1793. 2 volumes; 4to. Full original tree calf binding, rebacked with original spines laid back on, titles in gilt on red morocco label to spines with additional gilt decoration. 112 fine, sharp copper plate engravings, vignette to title pages. Some bumping and scuffing to boards and edges. Some light scattered foxing; spine cracked and guttering showing between pages 158-9 of vol.II, small hole to front fly-leaf of same vol.; study notes in pencil to rear fly-leaf of both volumes. A rather handsome set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        SAPPHO. Ein dramatisches Gedicht.

      Vossischen Buchhandlung., Berlin 1793 - pp. (iv), xlviii, 191. Frontis, vignette on title page, head and tail pieces for Einleitung and Anhang. Small 8vo. Half vellum with marble boards in a green cloth box with leather spine labels. Samuel Taylor Coleridge's copy given to his daughter Sara. Signed at top of title page in Coleridge's hand 'S.T.Coleridge'; inscribed on the verso of the frontis ' Sara Coleridge from her affectionate Father S.T. Coleridge'. There is a contemporary ms cross in ink on p. 1. A very pretty little book with a wonderful provenance. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alex Alec-Smith ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Abbildungen der Gem?§lde und Alterth?ºmer, welche seit 1738, sowohl in der versch?ºtteten Stadt Herkulanum, als auch in Pompeji und den umliegenden Gegenden an das Licht gebracht worden, nebst ihrer Erkl?§rung. 1-8:1-2 + Supplement.

      - Augsburg, Chr. Friedr. B?ºrglen, 1793-(1805). Large folio. Engr. title,+ (4),+ 16; engr. title,+ VIII,+ 20; engr. title,+ (2),+ 20; engr. title,+ (2),+ 38; engr. title,+ XVI,+ 31,+ (1); engr. title,+ (4),+ 36; engr. title,+ (4),+ IV,+ 63,+ (1); engr. title,+ (2),+ XIV,+ 24; engr. title,+ (2),+ 18; 10 pp.+ a total of 744 mainly folding engraved plates. With fine large engraved vignettes. Uncut in contemporary half calf, worn gilt spines with red labels, marbled paper boards. Three volumes. Garcia 9709. Furchheim p. 1, note. Steiner 4 & 2, for the supplement volume. Mau 293 (only 1-7). Part one to six in second edition. Complete set with the very rare eight part and the also rare supplement of G. C. Kilian?Äôs (1709-81) engravings after ?ÄùLe antichit?? di Ercolano eposte?Äù, with new text by Christoph Gottlieb von Murr (1733-1811). The first edition of part 1-6 was published in 1777-82. The second is corrected and edited by Christoph Friedrich B?ºrglen. After Kilians death the plates for the remaning parts were engraved by Johann Baltasar Probst (part 7) and Balthasar Friedrich Leitzelt (part 8 and supplement). ?ÄùAb dem 8. Band (dieser in zwei Teilen) firmierte ?ºbrigens auch nicht mehr Murr selbst, sondern der Kupferstecher Leitzelt als Herausgeber und Bearbeiter, was einer der Gr?ºnde f?ºr seine relative Seltenheit sein mag?Äù (See "Der Arch?§loge", p. 243). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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