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        Die rothe Freyheits-Kappe. Zur Belehrung des deutschen Bürgers und Landmanns. 144 S., 1 Bl. Mit gestoch. Frontispiz und gestoch. kolor. Titelvignette. Mod. Halblederbd.

      Chemnitz, Karl Gottlieb Hofmann, 1793.. . Seltene, konservativ-antirevolutionäre Schrift in Dialogform zwischen einem Deutschen und einem Franzosen; ein Unparteiischer gibt jeweils Erklärungen zu Ereignissen der Französischen Revolution und zu neu entstandenen politischen Begriffen. Die kolorierte Vignette zeigt das Staatssiegel der Revolution mit der Jakobinermütze, das interessante, fein gestochene Frontispiz zeigt die Errichtung eines Freiheitsbaums, um den die "Freiheits-Brüder und Schwestern tanzen und saufen aufs Wohl der Nation." Das Schlusswort des Deutschen fasst die Tendenz zusammen: "Gott behüte jeden redlichen Deutschen für Freiheitsbäume und Freiheitsmüzen". Als Verfasser wird der Verleger K. G. Hofmann vermutet. - Titel mit kleinem Eckabriss und Besitzer-Initialen. Gering fleckig. - Hayn/G. II 388.

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        A Topographical Plan of Manchester and Salford, with the Adjacent Parts; shewing also the Different Allotments of Land proposed to be built on, communicated to the Surveyor by the respective Proprietors.

      1793 - London: John Stockdale, c.1793. Four sheets conjoined, total 1040 x 920mm. Binding folds flattened. A large and detailed plan of Manchester, marking the planned developments in the north east of the city. The insets are a plan of the city c.1650, the route from London to Manchester and the environs of Manchester. Originally published by Laurent in 1793, Stockdale saw the potential market for this map and bought the plates the same year, using them to illustrate Aikin's 'Description Of The Country From Thirty to Forty Miles Round Manchester'. The engraver was John Cary, who also became a successful map publisher.

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        Anecdotes of the life of the Right Honourable William Pitt : Earl of Chatham; and of the principal events of his time: with his speeches in Parliament, from the year 1736 to the year 1778. [complete in 3 volumes]

      London : printed for J. S. Jordan, No. 166, Fleet-Street, 1793. 3rd Edition, corrected. Finely bound set in modern speckled calf-backed, marbled boards. Gilt-blocked titles and bands to spine. New endpapers. Slight dulling and dust-toning to pages, but good and clean internally considering the age of the set. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. Desc.: 3v. 22cm. Subjects: Pitt, William, Earl of Chatham, 1708-1778 -- Biography -- Speeches. Great Britain -- History -- Politics and government -- Early works to 1800. Notes: Anonymous. By John Almon.

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        Uranografia o descripcion del Cielo

      A fine copy of the first Spanish Uranography, with the three magnificent folding plates. 1793. Madrid. Imprenta Real. In 8vo (202 mm x 140 mm). 1 [blank] + 1 ff. + xviii + 140 + 3 plates + 1 [blank]. Contemporary Spanish calf, boards with gilt frame, spine flat tooled discretely, with lettering piece. A fine copy, with the plates in strong impressions and without traces of foxing and tears, paper clean and fresh.First edition. Garriga (1765 - ?) was part of the group of astronomers that initiated the Real Observatorio and Captain of the Corps of Engineers; he studied the constellations and translated into Spanish their names from the Latin, Greek and French. Rare in this condition, complete with the folding plates by Lopez: "Hemisferio Meridional", "Hemisferio Septentrional", and a general one with the arms of Spain at top. On each, the names of the constellations appear in Spanish.A finely printed work, on large paper, illustrated with striking folding plates, not always mentioned bibliographically or in copies held institutionally. The rarity of the plates is evidenced by them not being mentioned by Palau, nor at the description given in the Catalogo Colectivo del Patrimonio Bibliografico de España.Provenance: engraved bookplate on front pastedown, unidentified. Palau, 100291 (not calling for the plates).

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        Connecticut Governor Samuel Huntington agrees to return an English ship captured by an illegal French privateer during the height of the "Citizen Genêt affair"

      Autograph Letter Signed "S. H.", as Governor of Connecticut, 1p, 7.25" x 8.5" Norwich, [Connecticut], September 3, 1793 to John Temple, the British consul-general to the United States, concerning the return of an English ship seized by an illegal French privateer. Usual folds with two partial separations repaired on verso, expertly laid into a larger sheet, overall fine condition. Huntington writes in full, "I am this day honore'd with your letter of the 29th Ulto. by Capt Robert Barry; & agreeably to your desire have restored to him the Brig. Nancy with all the Appurtenances & Cargo that were found on board at the time she was taken into to Custody by [the] Government[.]"The French privateers, Petit Democrat and the Carmognole, seized the English brig Nancy, commanded by Captain John Barry, while en route from Jamaica to Philadelphia. The privateers and their prize arrived in New London on August 22, 1793. (Daily Advertiser, New York, Aug. 28, 1793, 2

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        Proceedings of a General Court Martial, held at Orcq, by order of the Commander in Chief, May 15, 1793, on the conduct of Captain Richard Gregory.

      London: 1793 - a bit foxed, pp. [iv, initial blank leaf], 36, 8vo, modern boards Gregory was sentenced to receive a reprimand in the presence of the Members only, but he was not vouchasafed what particular crime he had been convicted, leading him to resign his commissiion. (ESTC T115395, BL, St. Patrick’s College, and Huntington only)

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        The Fables of Aesop, with a Life of the Author and Embellished with one Hundred Twelve Plates. Two Volumes

      London: John Stockdale, 1793. First edition thus.. Hardback. Tall 8vo. (10 x 6.75 inches). Volume I: lxv, (ii). 189. Volume II: xi, 248. 2 engraved titles and 110 plates, hors-texte, some spotting and offsetting. Later half green calf over marbled boards, slightly rubbed, green faded to brown to spines. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Spotting and browning to prelims and extrems. Dealer's marks in pencil, owner's name in pencil. General light spotting and offsetting. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good set indeed. Heavy books, requiring eye-watering and prohibitive amounts of extra postage overseas. 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.

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        Hay Makers

      Published by William Ward, London 1793 - An early Romantic view of rural life in England after a painting by 18th and 19th century master, James Ward. William Ward (1766-1826) colour mezzotint rendition of his brother James' painting, "Haymakers at Rest" is a superb example of the late 18th century, British genre print, which frequently depicted the lives of "ordinary" rural folk. The subjects in these images tend to be generic types, rather than individuals, and the activities frequently commonplace. There is no moral and barely a story: after having worked hard in the hot sun, the workers relax in the shade, so stunned by their fatigue they hardly speak or interact. The purpose and justification of the image is that it is a picture of "us", of life in the common, (for them) British identity, and the great human commonality we all share. James Ward was one of the most noted artists of his day, his individual style and superior skill distinguished him from his contemporaries, and his outstanding work influenced the development of British art. Considered to be one of the most important animal painters of his generation, Ward also produced portraits, landscapes, genre and history paintings. He began his career as an engraver, studying under his brother William, who later went on to engrave many of his paintings. The images produced from the pairing of William and James Ward epitomize the best of English art, their fine technical skill and inspired artistic imagination combine to create enduring pictures that speak of the taste and beauty of the age. The work of James Ward is worthy of history's praise; it influenced the art of Delacroix and Géricault, and changed the face of British painting. This magnificent work is reminiscent of the genre paintings of George Morland who greatly influenced the work of James and William. Grundy James Ward p.71, no.59; Beckett, The Life and Work of James Ward p. 11, 22. Colour printed mezzotint with additional hand-colouring. In good condition with the exception of some small skillfully mended tears in the margins.

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        Les Aphrodites ou Fragments thali-priapiques, pour servir a l'histoire du plaisir.

      A Lampsaque, 1793 [Bruxelles, impr. par Mertens pour Jules Gay, 1864].. 8 parties reunies en 2 volumes in-12, demi-velin de l'epoque a la Bradel, dos lisses ornes d'un grand fer rocaille, piece de titre de veau fauve, tranches dorees, vii, (1), 72 p.; 77 p., (1) f. avec fleuron; 77 p., (1) f. avec fleuron; 73 p. pour le premier volume. 82 p., (1) f. avec fleuron; 70 p., (1) f. bl.; 83 p.; 78 p. pour le second volume. Tres rare reedition, tiree a 170 exemplaires, la premiere depuis la rarissime originale de 1793, de ce "modele du roman libertin". Cette edition aurait ete publiee en octobre 1864 a Bruxelles par Mertens pour Jules Gay, selon Dutel et Pia, sous la fausse adresse de Steuben a Bale. "L'ouvrage capital de Nerciat, car il donne des lumieres sur des societes libertines qui existerent reellement (...). L'Ordre nous est decrit par le menu (...). Il y a deux sortes de membres: les adeptes dits 'intimes' puis des auxiliaires (...). Il faut y ajouter une domesticite nombreuse et choisie suivant les criteres du seul plaisir (...). Passe l'enceinte tout est possible. La licence y est souveraine absolue" (cf. l'art. consacre a cet ouvrage in P. Pia, 'Dict. des oeuvres erotiques', p. 35-36). "Une narration alerte melee de dialogues magnifiquement ecrits" ('Bibliotheque erotique de G. Nordmann', n°9). "Cette oeuvre est assurement, la machinerie erotique la plus diaboliquement reussie qui se puisse voir" (Hubert Juin). Certains exemplaires possedent 8 tirages photographiques des gravures de l'originale, qui ne figurent pas ici. (Dutel, A-92. Gay, I, 242. Pia, 'Enfer', col. 74-75. La BnF ne possede qu'un exemplaire incomplet, en 4 parties sur 8. Aucun autre exemplaire n'est recense a Oclc). Un dos legerement pique. Bon exemplaire imprime sur papier de Hollande..

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        Heraldic Miscellanies, Consisting of the Lives of Sir William Dugdale, Garter, and Gregory King Esq. Windsor Herald Written By themselves with an Exact Copy of the Third Part of The Boke of St. Albans First Printed in 1486

      London: T. Cadell. Hard Cover. Good. vi, 112 pages. Several nice engravings, one on the title page and the second on page vi. 3/4 leather over marbled boards. Spine has been rebacked in a simple manner with no markings at all. Corners and extremities generally worn. Marbled endpapers, front and rear hinges cracked but holding. Clean throughout, fore-edge margin over 1 1/4 inches. Front and end free endpapers are stained at top. Foxing and offsetting to front engravings. Scarce. OCLC notes 9 copies of this title published in 1793, and 4 copies published in 1800. This copy is not dated. A note from a previous bookseller on the front flyleaf indicates 1 copy listed in NUC - we have not verified this however. Hard Cover.

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        The History of the Scottish Stage, from its first establishment to the present time; With a Distinct Narrative of some Recent Theatrical Transactions. The whole necessarily interspersed with Memoirs of his Own life, by John Jackson, ten years manager at the Theatre Royal of Edinburgh.

      Edinburgh: Printed for Peter Hill and G. G. J. and J. Robinson. London 1793 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. xiv, [15 - 16 [17 errata, 18 blank], 424, 41 [42 blank], including half-title, contemporary calf, red morocco label; joints neatly restored. A very good copy. Jackson's involvement with the Edinburgh theatre began with his acting debut in 1761 and terminated, after his second term as manager, about 1809. A vain and sometimes unscrupulous man, Jackdson (1729/30 - 1806) made a better manager than an actor; though one might regard his financially frustrated bid (following the success of his opening season in Edinburgh) to work together the theatres of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, and Aberdeen, as a measure of his vanity rather than his entrepreneurial capabilities. However, his tenure as manager was nothing if not eventful and witnessed "one of the most extraordinary cases of persecution that ever disgraced a theatrical audience" (Dibdin), namely, the unprovoked and otiose attacks upon the actor Fennell, which resulted in his published account of the affair, an account corroborated by Jackson when he retired from the Edinburgh stage. Jackson also provides an account of the events leading up to the birth of the legal theatre in Scotland--a sequence of events which saw some actual conflict in the theatre stalls as well as a fierce pamphlet war over the grant of patent. The eventual victor in that dispute, David Ross, whose own integrity may not have been perfect, became the first manager of the Edinburgh Theatre Royal; from him, Jackson acquired the patent in 1781 "on advantageous terms." The controversies did not end here, as one may seen from that part of the above volume devoted to the "Statement of facts, explanatory of the dispute between John Jackson and Stephen Kemble, relative to the Theatre Royal of Edinburgh" (Lowe Arnott and Robinson 1954), which had been issued separately and in advance of Jackson's History, "to give an early statement of Jackson's arguments in the quarrel between Kembel and himself" (Lowe). Dibdin terms Jackson's History "that most pompous and inaccurate work," but its account - biased and instructive in about equal parts - provides a unique insight into a turbulent period of Scottish theatre. This issue conforms to the description in ESTC T36525, viz., "In this issue, the text on pp.295-296, beginning on p.295, line 11, and ending at the foot of p.296 is present; the documents numbered xviii-xxii are removed from the appendix by the partial resetting of sig.2e4 and by cancelling leaves 2f1-3; signature *Mm4 appears to be a whole-sheet cancel." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Manuscript land Grant Signed by Thomas Mifflin,

      Pennsylvania, 1793. Thomas Mifflin, was the first Governor of Pennsylvania and a signer from the state of the U.S. Constitution; Mathew Irwin returned to Philadelphia after the Revolution and set up business with his brother in the firm of Mathew and Thomas Irwin & Company. Irwin became master of rolls and recorder of deeds for Philadelphia in 1785 and A.J. Dallas, was the first United States Supreme Court Reporter of Decisions and acting secretary of the treasury under James Madison. All three signed this land grant called "The Manor" purchased by Henry Drinker in 1793 (the same year of the Yellow Fever epidemic in Pennsylvania). Henry Drinker, a Quaker, was an important early land holder in Northeastern Pennsylvania, purchasing some 25,000 acres from the state. His wife, Elizabeth Sandwith Drinker was instrumental in keeping a journal for over fifty years that scholars turn to for details of Philadelphia domestic life in the second half of the eighteenth century. Manuscript DS (Document Signed) on vellum measuring approx. 12 ½" x 16" with two state seals.. Folio Vellum Sheet.

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        A Carriers Stable

      Published by T. Simpson, London 1793 - A fine rural scene by Ward after Morland. A wonderful rural genre scene in which love darts out and is acknowledged in an unlikely location, while the horses eat and a fellow worker snoozes. The young couple holds hands and share a long loving gaze beside an open stable door that seems to symbolize unconfined happiness and new possibilities. The whole story is rendered in a simple, understated way, in the which the feelings and implications are latent. There is nothing comic, critical or condescending in the artist's rendition, the theme of which could hardly be more simple or universal. George Morland was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career, some of England's most cherished paintings. At an early age Morland displayed his artistic genius, he learned to paint at three and exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy at the mere age of ten. He was a prodigious painter, producing more than 4000 paintings during the entirety of his career, and sometimes painting two or three works in a day. His beautiful idealistic scenes were a favorite source of inspiration for contemporary engravers, and as many as 250 separate engravings were done of his paintings during his lifetime. His brother-in-law, William Ward, engraved a great number of his paintings reproducing in print his endearing paintings of English country life. Ward's engravings after Morland are some of the most beautiful prints of the period; they combine fine technical skill and inspired artistic imagination to create enduring images that speak of the taste and beauty of the age. Mezzotint colour-printed with added hand colour. In good condition apart from being trimmed to the edge of the plate mark. Lower margin has been expertly repaired with loss of imprint. Image size: 17 5/8 x 23 1/2 inches.

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        Reisen durch Ostindien, während der Jahre 1780, 1781, 1782 und 1783.

      . Aus dem Englischen. Hamburg: Benjamin Gottlob Hoffmann 1793. With 5 engraved plates (4 folding). (2) + 176 + IV pp. Titlepage weakly torn in inner margin. Plates slightly foxed.<br>Bound together with: WATKIN TENCH: Geschichte von Port Jackson in Neuholland, von 1788 bis 1792. Nebst einer Beschreibung der Insel Norfolk mit ihrem Anbaue in eben diesem Zeitraume. Aus dem Englischen. Hamburg 1794. With 1 folding map. VI + 244 pp. Bound in one contemporary leatherbinding, headbands with signs of wear. Name on first free endpaper. Map with small tear. * First German edition. William Hodges (1744-1797) was a British artist who had joined Captain Cook in his second voyage to the Pacific in 1772-75. Many of his sketches and wash paintings were adapted as engravings in the original published edition of Cook's journals from the voyage.<br>Neuere Geschichte der See- und Land-Reisen, Band 6, zweite Abtheilung..

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        The History of the Poor; Their Rights, Duties, and the Laws Respecting Them. In a Series of Letters

      London: J. Deighton, 1793. Two volumes complete - Volume One - [2], xxv, [1], 297pp, [1]; Volume Two - [2], 341pp, [1]. Half calf and boards, smooth back, divided into six panels by single gilt rule, leather title label to second panel. Rebacked, with new leather title label. Worn to corners with loss to old leather, paper covering boards slightly chipped to edges. Internally some light browning and occasional light foxing, small amount of loss to bottom corner of K1, but generally fairly bright and clean. Goldsmiths 15772. First Edition. Half Calf and Boards. Good+. 8vo.

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        Abhandlung vom kärnthenschen pfauenschweifigen Helmintholith oder dem sogenannten opalisirenden Muschelmarmor.

      Erlangen: Johann Jakob Palm, 1793.. 4°. Neuer brauner Halbwildlederband mit Lederecken auf fünf falschen Bünden. 124 Seiten mit einem 36x47 cm großen gestochenen Plan "Idealischer Entwurf von dem Streichen der Gänge in Bleyberg" und 32 Kupfertafeln mit zahlreichen gestochenen Figuren. Die Seitenränder sind leicht verschmutzt. Auf den Seiten 113/114 befinden sich am oberen Seitenrand 2 Risse von ca. 2cm. Collationiert. Gutes Exemplar.. #FL4237

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        A Picturesque Guide to Bath, Bristol Hot-Wells, The River Avon, and the Adjacent Country ..

      London Hookham and Carpenter 1793. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Some scuffong and bumping to boards. Inner hinge cracked but binding intact. Some browning within. W S Adams bookplate to front pastedown. Aeg First Edition Green hardback leather cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 266pp.

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        Meteorological Observations and Essays

      London: Printed for T Ostell, [1793] First Edition. Second Issue. A very good copy; some age toning throughout; frt. endpaper excised; small inst. stamp at base of spine but no accessioning. 8vo.,. There are several text illus. . Dalton's first book. He acknowledged years later that it contained the germs of most ideas later expanded by him into discoveries, e.g., his years of observations of the auroral lights led him to claim that their origin was electric; the hypothesis that the atmosphere contained aqueous vapor that existed as an independent elastic fluid mechanically mixed with the other components of the air. The record of a vigorous original thinker. The second issue point is the fact that the date is not present on the title and the printer is stated as Ostell. Smyth states it is the fact that the price changes from 4 to 5 shillings.

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        Ottave rime ossia elemento geometrico primo di Piroforo Zanzara.

      Senza dati tipografici,, (Venezia) 1793 - Segue al frontespizio povero - Intitolato sotto il nome di Elisa alle Persone del gentil sesso, che si dolsero di non intendere i di lui tre Progetti sopra la Trisezione. Componimento satirico in versi anonimo celato sotto lo pseudonimo di Piroforo Zanzara, in risposta alle aspre critiche di alcuni matematici per la sua opera "Pensieri sulla Trisezione dell&#146;angolo" stampata nel medesimo anno. Sonetto di apertura al retro del frontespizio, seguono 41 ottave. Esemplare completo dell&#146;incisione esplicativa con tre figure geometriche, ripiegata al fondo. Operetta n° {IV}, come indicato al fronte, del progetto complessivo "Ottave rime o sia cinque progetti di Piroforo Zanzara intitolati a quei geometri che non accordano agli algebristi essere dimostrata l&#146;impossibilità della Trisezione dell&#146;angolo per mezzo del cerchio e della retta". Testatina iniziale ornata. Rarissimo. Ottimo esemplare. Brossura coeva cartacea remondianiana con geometrie xilografate a colori, pp. XVI, 1 tavola ripiegata, in 16° [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Fisherman Going Out; The Fisherman's Return

      Published by Thomas Macklin, London 1793 - Stipple engraving. In good condition with the exception of both being laid down. (The Fisherman Going Out) with skillfully mended two inch tear just touching the image area. A fine pair of stipple engravings after Francis Wheatley a master of English genre painting. Wheatley was born and trained in London, and in 1769 was one of the first students admitted to the newly founded Royal Academy. Although he initially practiced as a landscape painter, by the mid 1770s he had become a popular painter of small-scale portraits and informal 'conversation-pieces'. From the 1780s onwards, Wheatley turned increasingly to sentimental domestic scenes that were perfectly attuned to the genteel sensibilities of the period. Today he is generally remembered for his Cries of London, which depicted street vendor such as milkmaids, and fruit sellers engaged in their trade on the street sides. This series was a great success, and inspired a myriad of different engravings and copies by celebrated artists such as Johan Zoffany and J. G. Huck. Wheatley's pretty genre paintings of rural and domestic life were a great source of inspiration for contemporary engravers who reproduced his work with industrious vigor. The popularity of these engravings greatly enhanced Wheatley's reputation, and made him one of the most celebrated painters of his day. Roberts F. Wheatley, R.A. His Life and Works p.46 (undated issue).

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        A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson

      London, 1793. Quarto, folding map, early owner&#39;s name on title-page and some very scattered foxing, but less offset than usual; a fine copy in full tree calf gilt. Tench&#39;s second book. A most attractive copy of the first edition of one of the scarcest First Fleet accounts. The second of Tench&#39;s two books, this brings his account down to the end of the first four years of settlement in an &#39;accurate, well-written and acutely observed account of the earliest years of Australia&#39;s colonization&#39; (Wantrup). Tench had left New South Wales with the other marines on 18 December 1791 aboard HMS Gorgon which had accompanied the Third Fleet and this book was published in November or December 1793, more than a year after his return. Tench had explored the country around Sydney, discovered the Nepean River, and commenced the assault on the still impregnable Blue Mountains. Consequently, this book &#39;has a special place in a collection of the explorers. Where the other First Fleet journalists described the excursions and expeditions of others, Tench published selections from the actual journals kept on his own expeditions. He was the first Australian explorer to do so. Tench and his travelling companion, William Dawes, have been described as the first systematic explorers, which gives an added point to his being the first to print extracts from his &#39;Travelling Diaries in New South Wales&#39;. The interest of the 1793 volume is further enhanced by the fine folding engraved &#39;Map of the hitherto explored Country, Contiguous to Port Jackson: Laid down from Actual Survey&#39; which records the results of early exploration around the settled areas&#39; (Wantrup). This copy is bound without the list of subscribers.

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        Dudley Castle. Le Chateau de Dudley

      R.Paddy and F.Jukes, Wolverhampton & London 1793 - Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Francis Jukes, with engraved title and explanatory text beneath image in English and French on wove paper. A very fine pastoral scene and an excellent example of the picturesque, beautifully printed in colours and finished by hand The text beneath the image reads: "Dudley Castle is said to have been built by one Dodo, or Dudo, a Saxon, about the year 700; so that its present appellation of Dudley is a corruption of his name. This Castle stands on the summit of a Rockey [sic.] Hill, whose sides are beautifully wooded. It commands a most extensive prospect over five Counties, and into Part of Wales. It belongs to Lord Ward, whose Father was by King George the 3d. created Viscount Dudley and Ward of Dudley." The still-standing ruin was built in the 12th century. It is one of several aquatint views by Francis Jukes of medieval architecture in advanced decay greatly enjoyed by the new Romantic generation. The view shows the castle on a fine summer day. The picturesque ruin of the castle contrasts neatly with liveliness of the scene in the foreground. The hay has been cut and dried and is now being gathered in. The estate manager, or perhaps Viscount Dudley himself, has come, with two ladies, to see how the harvest is progressing. He sits astride his horse deep in conversation with an overseer, whilst one of the two ladies offers a tip to one of the workers. Behind them male and female workers toil in the sun trying to appear as busy as possible whilst still keeping an eye on the 'master'.

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        [Carte de l' Empire d' Alemagne]: Blatt 4

      St. Petersburg, 1793.. Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte nach Rizzi Zannoni, Bildausschnitt 30 x 44,5 cm, Blattgr. 36 x 54 cm.. Aus dem sehr seltenen und von A. Wilbrecht herausgegebenen russischen Atlas "Ross'iiskoi Atlas iz soroka chetyrekh kart sostaiashch'ii I na sorok na dva namiestnichestva Imper'iiu razdieliaushch'ii" [Neuer Atlas oder eine Kollektion von Karten von allen Teilen des Globus] (Philipps, A list of geographical Atlases in the Libary of Congress, 679), russische Kopie des Südöstlichen Blattes der vierblättrigen Deutschlandkarte von Rizzi-Zannoni wohl aus dem Jahr 1783, zeigt den größten Teil von Österreich sowie Ungarn, Tschechien, Krain, Teile von Galizien und Siebenbürgen und somit fast zur Gänze die Österreichisch-Ungarische Monarchie, von Innsbruck im Westen bis Lemberg im Osten, von Temesvar im Süden bis Zittau im Norden, im Kartenmittelpunkt der Neusiedler See, alle Namenszüge auf der Karte sind ins Russische übersetzt oder zumindest transkribiert; rechts oben etwas flauer Abdruck, gering fleckig, mit der üblichen Mittelfalz, sonst von sehr guter Erhaltung, von großer Seltenheit.

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        Rettung der Rechte des Weibes mit Bemerkungen über politische und moralische Gegenstände. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt (von G. F. C. Weissenborn) und mit einigen Anmerkungen und einer Vorrede von C. G. Salzmann. 2 Bände in 1. XX S., 2 Bl. Subskribentenverzeichnis, 336; VI, 393 S. Schlichter blauer Pappbd d. Z. (fleckig, berieben, Kanten berieben) mit farb. Rückenschild.

      Schnepfenthal, Verlag d. Erziehungsanstalt, 1793-1794.. . Äußerst seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe des Hauptwerks der Vorkämpferin und Begründerin der Frauenemanzipation, zugleich das erste, das nach den gutgemeinten moralischen Appellen der Herren Ebert, Paullini, Hippel und anderer mit auch heute noch modern anmutenden Denkansätzen das Thema behandelt. So bilden politische und gesellschaftliche Aspekte einen konstitutiven Bestandteil der Argumentation, und immer wieder argumentiert Mary Wollstonecraft in einer für ihre Zeit erstaunlich "soziologischen" Manier. Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) hatte sich aus äußerst bedrückenden Verhältnissen als Autodidaktin entwickelt. Als Burkes 'Reflection on the Revolution in France' (November 1790) die Ideale der Französischen Revolution auf breiter Front angriff, war sie die erste, die schon vier Wochen später mit der anonymen Kampfschrift 'A Vindication of the Rights of Man, in a Letter to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke' antwortete. Als diese kleine Schrift, Vorbote ihres Hauptwerks, ein zweites Mal - und diesmal mit Nennung ihres Namens - gedruckt wurde, erschien zur gleichen Zeit und beim selben Verleger Paines 'Rights of Man'. Bewegt von den Grundgedanken der Französischen Revolution und gedanklich Paines Ideen aufgreifend und erweiternd, verfasste sie im Herbst 1791 in nur 6 Wochen das umfangreiche Manuskript zu 'A Vindication of the Rights of Woman' als die notwendige Ergänzung und Präzisierung zu Paines Werk. Im Januar 1792 gedruckt, wurde das Buch noch im gleichen Jahr ins Französische und kurz darauf von Salzmanns Schwiegersohn Weißenborn ins Deutsche übersetzt. Das schlicht und ohne Umschweife geschriebene Buch weckte den berühmten "Sturm der Entrüstung". "In Wahrheit war an der ganzen Sache nichts absonderlich Schockierendes. Mary griff weder die Einrichtung der Ehe noch die Ausübung der Religion an. Statt dessen trat sie für gleiche und gemeinsame Erziehung und Schulbildung beider Geschlechter und für staatliche Lenkung des Schulwesens ein. Es war ein vernünftiges Plädoyer für eine vernünftige Beziehung zwischen den Geschlechtern ... Die Hauptabsicht des Buches bestand darin, zu zeigen, daß die Frauen nicht das Spielzeug der Männer wären (oder eine andere 'Art von Kindern'), sondern ihre gleichberechtigten Partner sein sollten, was sie jedoch nur sein könnten, wenn sie auf gleiche Weise erzogen und gebildet würden" (Carter-Muir, Bücher die die Welt verändern, Nr 242) - und sie natürlich auch die gleichen Chancen dazu bekommen müssten. Mary Wollstonecraft schreibt: "Fürwahr, der gesunde Verstand, den ich unter ... Weibern, für welche die Erziehung nur sehr wenig thun konnte ... angetroffen habe, bestärkt mich fest in der Meynung, dass bloss unbedeutende Beschäftigungen das Weib zu einem unbedeutenden Wesen herabgesetzt haben. Die Männer nehmen ihren Körper, und ihren Geist läßt man verrosten! Die Folge davon muß immer diese seyn: so lange der Mann physische Liebe als seine angenehmste Erholung betrachtet, ... so lange wird er sich auch bemühen, das Weib in der Sklaverey zu halten - und wer sagt uns, wie viele Generationen dazu gehören, um den befreyten Abkömmlingen verworfener Sklaven für Tugend und Talente wieder Muth und Kraft zu geben?" (S. 278 ff). Und Salzmann fügt als Fußnote ein Zitat aus Knox' Versuchen hinzu: "Angenommen, die Weiber wären aus selbsteigener Wahl Sklavinnen - so ist Sklaverey, sie sey von welcher Art sie immer wolle, mit der Glückseligkeit und der Veredlung der Menschheit unverträglich". So ergänzt Wollstonecrafts Buch Paines 'Rights of Man' um wesentliche und darin "vergessene" Teile, geht darüber hinaus und war die eigentliche politische Schlussfolgerung aus der Erklärung der Menschen- und Bürgerrechte. Zugleich begründet es die Emanzipationsbewegung der Frauen. - Leicht gebräunt bzw. gering stockfleckig, am Schluss wenige Blatt stärker. Vorsatz mit altem Namenseintrag, Innenspiegel mit zeitgenöss. handschriftl. Bibliotheksvermerk. Gutes Exemplar. - Price/Price, Humaniora, S. 79. Carter/Muir, Bücher die die Welt verändern, 242. Pfauch-Röder 1008.

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        Le Nouveau testament en Latin et en Francais, traduit par Sacy. Edition ornee de Figures gravees sur les Dessins de Moreau le jeune.

      Paris, De L'Imprimerie de Didot Jeune. Chez Saugrain., 1793, 1798 (Bd. 5).. 5 Bände ( von 5 ) Insgesamt sind in den 5 Bänden 108 ganzseitige Kupferstiche enthalten ( incl. 4 xx Frontispiz ) : VII., 3 nn S., 327 S.,27 Kupferstiche ( von 29 ); 2 nn.Bl., 207 S., 12 Kupfer; 2 nn.Bl., 345 S., 26 Kupferstiche (statt 25 ); 2 nn.Bl., 263 S., 16 Kupfer ( statt 18 ); 2 nn.Bl., 349 S., 27 Kupfer. Pappeinbände der Zeit mit Rückenprägung und Rückenschild, ca. 23,3 x 16 cm.. Lateinisch-Französischer Paralelltext. Es fehlen wohl insgesamt 3 Kupferstiche, ich gehe davon aus, das sie diesen Exemplaren nicht beigegeben waren. Einbände berieben und bestoßen, stellenweise beschabt. Durchgängig mehr oder weniger stockfleckig. Bei 2 Bänden ist der Buchblock angebrochen, die Bindung ist jedoch noch fest. Insgesamt etwa 10 Blatt mit kleinen Randausrissen. Trotz der geschilderten Mängel insgesamt gute Exemplare.

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        Samlede Danske prosaiske Skrifter. 4 bd.

      . Kbhvn. 1793-98. Med titelvignetter i kobber tegnet af Just Wiedewelt og stukket af Andreas Flint. Eksemplar pa skrivepapir. Indbundet i smukke samtidige hellaederbind af kalveskind med rig rygforgyldning og farvede skindtitelfelter. * Indeholder bl.a. oplysninger om mad og dens betydning for sundheden, folkemedicin, fabler og fortaellinger. (Udgör 5. - 8. del af Samlede Danske Skrifter)..

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        Hudibras [ Complete in 3 Volumes, Volume 3 Comprises Notes By Dr T. Nash )( Large Format. Hogarth Plates )

      London: Printed By T. Rickaby , 1793. Complete in 3 volumes. Books measure 12 x 9 1/2 inches. Collation, xxxix,[1],317, [5],322-678,errate leaf, viii, [2] blank, 495, xviii,[1] errata, complete with engraved titles, 2 portraits and 12 double page plates by Hogarth, engraved vignettes throughout. Bound in red straight grain morocco, elaborate gilt boaders, inner dentelles, full gilt edges, marble endpapers. Spines faded, calf light rubbed, corners bumped, short split on one hinge, minor scuff marking. Generally bindings in very good firm condition. Internally, pages and plates in very good clean condition. A very nice clean set, in very attractive bindings. . Full Leather. Very Good. Large Quarto.

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        A Compendium of Military Duty, Adapted for the Militia of the United States: In Three Parts

      Eliphalet Ladd, Dover, NH 1793 - First edition. Octavo. Full leather, in original tree calf, gilt morocco tipped in title, with extra leather added to the bottom portion of the spine. First impression points as follows:, IX-240 page 251 to page 282 incorrectly paginated, should be cited as 241-272pp. page 283 should be paginated as 284. 284-305pp. Woodblock headpiece and tailpiece. Presented in three parts: 1. The Duty of Soldiers in General 2. The Manoeuvers and Evolutions of the Infantry, Artillery, and Cavalry 3. Some Particular Instructions to Officers of the Partizan Corps An early and comprehensive American military manual. Light foxing and aging, but clean and crisp pages. Paper attached on back inside cover. Condition: Very Good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A CRITICAL INQUIRY INTO THE LIFE OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT, by the ancient historians from the French of the Baron de St. Croix: with notes and observations, by Sir Richard Clayton, Bart.

      Bath, printed by S. Hazard, for G.G. and J. Robinson, London, 1793.FIRST EDITION 1793, 4to, approximately 275 x 215 mm, 10¾ x 8½ inches, folding map of The Marches of Alexander the Great, pages: [10], 423, [1], with final page of errata, bound in early half calf over marbled sides, gilt raised bands, gilt rules and ornament in compartments, gilt lettered black morocco label, edges speckled red. Head and tail of spine slightly rubbed, tiny chips to label, some grazing to marbled paper, corners worn, 2 missing leather at tip, inner paper hinges cracked, that at the front neatly mended with binder's linen tape, prelims and first page of text lightly foxed in the margins, map very lightly offset onto itself, small slit to edge of 1 fold, no loss of image, small piece torn from 1 lower page corner, no loss of text, very pale browning to signature Yy, very pale foxing to last three leaves. A very good copy of a rare book. A translation of 'Examen critique des anciens historiens d'Alexandre - le - Grand'. Baron de Sainte - Croix (1746 - 1809) was a French historian and antiquary. His early career was in the army but from 1770 he devoted himself to historical studies and in 1777 he was admitted to the Academie des inscriptions et belles - lettres. He published numerous historical works, in particular on ancient history. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Lady's Assistant for Regulating and Supplying her Table. Being a Complete System of Cookery, containing One Hundred and Fifty select Bills of Fare, properly disposed for Family Dinners of Five Dishes, to Two Courses of Eleven and Fifteen; with upwards of Fifty Bills of Fare for Suppers, from Five Dishes to Nineteen; and Several Deserts?Originally published from the manuscript collection of Charlotte Mason. The Seventh Edition

      London: Printed for J. Walter 1793 Seventh edition of a well-regarded cookery text, which first appeared in 1773 and continued to be updated. The appendix contains "General Particulars on the Breeding, Rearing and Management of Poultry; On the Business of the Dairy; And on the Management of the Kitchen and Fruit Garden. Rebound in antique-style calf over marbled boards, gilt spine with red morocco label, new endpapers. Octavo. Includes prefaces to the first and sixth editions. First and last leaf a bit browned, but complete with half-title and ads. Bottom corner of T2 professionally restored, with a few letters grazed, though no loss of meaning. ESTC notes two copies in North America (the University of Wisconsin and Michigan State) and one copy in the British Isles (the British Library). All editions are uncommon.

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        The History of the Poor; Their Rights, Duties, and the Laws Respecting Them. In a Series of Letters

      J. Deighton, London 1793 - Two volumes complete - Volume One - [2], xxv, [1], 297pp, [1]; Volume Two - [2], 341pp, [1]. Half calf and boards, smooth back, divided into six panels by single gilt rule, leather title label to second panel. Rebacked, with new leather title label. Worn to corners with loss to old leather, paper covering boards slightly chipped to edges. Internally some light browning and occasional light foxing, small amount of loss to bottom corner of K1, but generally fairly bright and clean. Goldsmiths 15772 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Tivoli". Gesamtansicht mit Blick über eine steile Felsenschlucht auf den Ort, der Sibyllentempel rechts, vorne schlägt ein Spaziergänger mit einem Stecken auf eine Schlange ein, unten Inschrift.

      . Radierung, bez., sign. und dat. "A. C. Dies f. Romae 1793", 25 x 35,5 cm.. Andresen, Handbuch I, 6, Zustand II (von II); ders., Maler-Radierer Bd. III, 10, Zustand II (von II); aus "Malerisch radirte Prospekte aus Italien". - Abzug auf festem Velin.

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        Reis naar de Zuidpool en rondom de weereld

      Utrecht & Amsterdam: G.T. van Paddenburg en Zoon & M. Schalekamp, 1793. Small quarto, frontispiece and two plates, with an additional handcoloured double-hemisphere world map bound in; old ink spots to a few pages, slight water-staining to a few leaves, one plate a little frayed at bottom edge; a good copy in contemporary half calf, flat spine gilt (rubbed). Revised Dutch version. Scarce second Dutch edition of Cook&#39;s second voyage of discovery, slightly changed from the first edition. This copy is extra-illustrated with a fine coloured map of the world which shows the tracks of all three Cook voyages, Waereld-Kaart volgends de Laatste Ontdekkingen waar op de Reizen van Cook (Leiden, Du Mortier en Zoon, 1804; not recorded by Perry and Prescott&#39;s Guide to Maps of Australia in Books Published 1780-1830; not in Tooley&#39;s Printed Maps of Australia).

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        CARTAS MARRUECAS DEL CORONEL.

      Imp. de Sancha. Madrid, 1793 - . 20,5 cm. [8], 224 pág. (sign. [asterisco]4, A-Z4, 2A-2E4). Marca tipográfica en portada. Enc. en pasta española, tejuelo, cortes pintados. Portada restaurada. Anotaciones a lápiz en hoja de respeto. Primera edición, en forma de libro, de esta novela epistolar publicada en 1789 por el Correo de Madrid. Aguilar Piñal. Bib.S.XVIII, v. 2, 223. CCPB 000058888-1. literatura española, narrativa, decadencia de españa, marruecos Novela Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Stellung der Combinirten Armeen, und der Franzosen bey der Blocade von Mainz und bey Eröfnung der ersten Parallele, so den 18t. Juni 1793 geschah, in Gegenwart Ihro Majestät welche sich in der Schanze No. 3 aufhielten. .. Fecit Marienborn deen 20. Juni 1793 v. St..

      . mit altem Teilkolorit, Kupferstich ( anonym ) ( Fecit v. St.), dat. 1793, 49 x 42 ( H). Drugulin, 5577. - Seltener Einblattdruck von Mainz. Oben rechts der Titel, unten links Erklärungen zu den Farben und weitere Erläuterungen zur Situation der Belagerung. Zeigt den Belagerungsring um Mainz. Die Truppenstellungen sidn schematisch eingezeichent, aber mit Bezeichnung der Regimenter, als auch der Stärke der Truppen in den einzelnen Dörfern ( z. B. Gunzenheim 18 Jaeger usw.). Gebiet Hochheim, Laubenheim, Ober - Olm, Schierstein.

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        DIARIO DE BARCELONA DE MAYO A JULIO DE 1793 (91 DIARIOS)

      Imprenta del Diario 1793 - Barcelona. Pergamino. 1793. 21X14. 1h+de la pág 427 a pág 879+1h. 91 Diarios de Barcelona de Mayo a Julio de 1793. Muy difícil en comercio. Ref 6.3 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Letter to Erasmus Darwin, M.D. on A New Method of Treating Pulmonary Consumption, and Some Other Diseases Hitherto Found Incurable

      Bristol Printed by Bulgin and Rosser, Broad Street and sold by J Murrary and others 1793. Cover soiled with corner creasing. Some light scattered browning and dust soiling to page edges otherwise contents bright First Edition Paper cover 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 72pp.

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        William Evelyn, Esq

      Published by George Townly Stubbs, London 1793 - A striking portrait of William Evelyn by one of the most famous English painters, George Stubbs. A wonderful portrait of William Evelyn which demonstrates Stubbs' remarkable talents as a portrait painter. George Stubbs is considered one of the greatest English painters. His ingenious animal and sporting pictures remain unrivalled in their passionate depiction of emotion and their commitment to naturalistic observation. Stubbs was briefly apprenticed to the painter Hamlet Winstanley, a relationship that quickly ended, leaving the young artist to his own tuition. In contrast to contemporary academic theory, Stubbs attached great importance to the belief that art should imitate nature, not the work of other artists. He spent years carefully studying human and equine anatomy so that he could truthfully represent natural form and movement. A result of this study was his famous 'Anatomy of the Horse', which details, with beautiful engraving, the various elements of a horse's anatomy, from skeletal form to muscular definition. Continuing in search of innovation, Stubbs began experimenting with a myriad of different mediums, becoming accomplished in both enamels and printmaking. Through arduous application, he became a talented mezzotint engraver and worked with ease in both soft ground, and etching techniques. Stubbs' masterful paintings inspired some of the greatest engravers of the day to reproduce his work for publication, including his own son George Townly Stubbs who reproduced with faithful accuracy the sublime emotion inherent in his father's exquisite works. Stubbs was elected director of the Society of Artists and a Royal Academician, and today his prized paintings are housed in some of the finest museums in the world. The gap between the date of the painting (1771) and the engraving (1793), is unusual and falls outside the typical publishing practices of the father and son team. This long delay is difficult to explain since Evelyn was at neither time a topical figure. It is possible, therefore, either Stubbs or his son percieved a commercial demand for portraits and figure subjects in the 1790's, or that they were keen to publicise Stubbs' proficiency as a portrait painter. Interestingly, Evelyn's portrait was an unusually expensive print, retailing at 1 guinea for standard impressions and 2 guineas for colour printed copies and proofs. This price was double what Stubbs was asking for some of his most popular prints. Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs 96, ii/ii; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p.271. Roulette work with stipple. State ii/ii, with the engraved inscription: 'Geo. Stubbs Pinxt. - Geoe. Townly Stubbs Sculpt. Engraver to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales / London pubd. August 3rd 1793 by G T Stubbs No. 86 Hugh Stt. Marylebone'. In good condition with the exception of being expertly re-margined. Skillfully mended tears on top margin extending into image.

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        Memoirs of Science and the Arts. Or, and Abridgment of the Transactions Published by the Principal Learned and Oeconomical Societies Established in Europe, Asia, and America. [Three Volumes in One]

      Robert Faulder, J. Egerton and J. Sewell. Hardcover. London, 1793-1794. Volume I, Parts 1 and 2, Vol. II, part 1 (all published). Quarto, modern rebind in paper covered boards. Contains twenty nine plates, some folding. Contains papers on a range of subjects. Includes Francis de Zach&#39;s "On the Planet Herschel," James Hutton&#39;s "On the Theory of Rain," John Robison&#39;s "The Theory of the Earth," Francis Wollaston&#39;s "A Description of the Transit Circle," Johann Bode&#39;s "General Considerations of the Orbits of all the Planets and Comets," and a range of other articles. Very nicely illustrated with engraved plates. Contents generally excellent with a handful of marginal tears, a few with loss. Inner joints tapes. Very good minus condition overall, quite sturdy and usable. OCLC 8879952 . Very Good. 1793. First Edition.

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        Elementos De Cirurgia Ocular Offerecidos a Sua Alteza Real o Senhor D. Joao Principe Do Brazil

      Lisboa: Na Officina De Simao Thaddeo Ferreira, 1793. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First Edition. viii, 279 pages. 2 engraved plates (of 3), both illustrating ophthalmic instruments, 1 folding. Last page of text (index) carefully repaired. Full leather, lower corners bumped and joints rubbed. Several scuffs to leather reaffixed. Previous owner signature at bottom of title page. Bright and clean internally. Hardcover. &#39;Often described as the first Portuguese textbook of ophthalmology, this treatise was not an original work but rather an acknowledged translation of two standard works on the eye.&#39; (Becker 323) &#39;This textbook on ophthalmic surgery is based on Plench&#39;s Doctrina de morbis oculorum(1777), with some improvements and additional observations&#39; the theoretical introduction draws freely on Deshais-Gendron&#39;s Traite des maladies des yeux et des moyens et operations propres a leur guerison (1770)&#39; (Albert, Sourcebook of Ophthalmology, 2006).

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        Versuch einer Erdbeschreibung der sechs Welttheile

      Leipzig: Johann Gottlob Heinrich Richter, 1793. Small thick octavo, eight folding maps with original outline hand-colouring, early bookplate, mark on title-page and small library stamp on verso (Hälle); a very good copy, original half calf over marbled boards, spine banded and gilt, red label chipped with come loss. The "Six Parts" of the World with interesting maps. Very uncommon: the author&#39;s copy of the 1793 first edition of this study of the "six parts of the world." Georg August von Breitenbauch (1731-1817) studied at Jena at mid-century, before travelling to France and Berlin, where he associated with Lessing. Following the death of his parents he returned to their estate in 1757, but continued to write, developing an interest in Asia, the East generally, and Africa. This study is an attempt to delineate the geography but also the peoples of the world, and to show the ways in which the different races and peoples developed and were connected. The maps are of great interest. The first was engraved by J.C. Müller after an original by Breitenbauch, and given the stylistic similarities it is certain that the rest of the maps were prepared in the same way, despite the fact that none of them is signed. The first six show the main parts of the world, being Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, and the sixth showing the region here called "South Indian", depicting both the Indian and Pacific Oceans with New Holland in the centre. On this map the west coast of Australia is shown as having been discovered in 1616, the east in 1770, while Botany Bay and Port Jackson are both prominent, the latter marked "founded 1788." Kerguelen Island is marked, and all of the smaller Pacific islands have the dates of their European discovery, including Hawaii and Tahiti. Another interesting addition to this map is the species line between Asia and "South-India" as characterised by Djurberg in his 1780 attempt to delineate the physical limits of Polynesia. The last two maps are, firstly, a world map showing the distribution of people (illustrated here; Australia is simply marked "Ulimaroer"), and secondly, another world map showing the distribution of the various "Farben der Volker" ("colours of the people"). This is the Breitenbauch family&#39;s own copy of this work: the legend on the armorial bookplate reads "Zur Breitenbauchschen Bibliotheck", surmounted by the family coat-of-arms. The work was reprinted in Lemgo in 1794: both editions are very scarce.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England. Complete 4 Volume Set.

      London : Printed by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall 1793 - 4 Volumes. Bound in contemporary full leather. Gilt lettering on black spine label. Good binding and cover. Wear to extremities. Boards detached on Vol. I, III and IV. Chipping and loss to head and tail of spine. Armorial bookpplate of George Thursby on inside board of 3 volumes. Clean, unmarked pages. All 13 plates present. Ships daily. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson, in New South Wales , including an Accurate Description of the Situation of the Colony; of the Natives; and of its Natural Productions: taken on the spot, by Captain Watkin Tench, of the Marines

      London: Nicol and Sewell, 1793. Quarto, with a folding map; an excellent copy, completely uncut in the original blue-grey boards; the paper on the boards torn and wearing; contemporary simple canvas spine with hand-lettered label; unsophisticated and preserved in a bookform box. Tench&#39;s second book detailing the early years: original boards. Tench&#39;s second book, completing his account of the settlement at Sydney Cove. This is a most attractive copy of this very readable account, which continues the story to cover the first four years of the colony. Tench left New South Wales with the other marines on 18 December 1791 aboard HMS Gorgon which had accompanied the Third Fleet and his book was published in November or December 1793, more than a year after his return. Tench&#39;s second publication paints a comprehensive view of daily life in the settlement through years of hardship and severe shortages. An understanding and intelligent observer of human nature, he gives vivid insights into the often strained relationships between convict labourers and the marines set to guard them. His account is praised as the most insightful and detailed description of the social fabric of the penal colony, in contrast to other more formal and official narratives. Tench also describes his significant explorations of the landscape of the Sydney basin and forays into the Blue Mountains, while providing sympathetic descriptions of their contact with the Eora Aboriginal people. The book includes a folding map providing an excellent survey of known lands, it details Botany Bay and Broken Bay along the coast and inland to the Nepean river, with numerous engraved notes on the landscape with a view to future farming and grazing ventures.

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        A series of four views in the English/ Scottish border country]

      F. Jukes, London 1793 - A lovely set of large early Romantic views of the border region The plates are titled: 1. 'View of Jedburgh Abbey'; 2. 'View of the Town and Bridge of Berwick'; 3. 'View of Berwick upon Tweed'; 4. 'View of Dryborough Abbey and the Elden-Hills'. Created for an English audience, they reflect a new admiration for the beauties of Scotland and for pre-industrialized regions generally. Francis Jukes advanced the art of printed landscape considerably with his beautifully colored views of ruined abbeys, desolate seashores and expansive valley vistas, enunciating the longing to "return to Nature" that found expression in the work of Wordsworth and others at just this time. Charles Catton, the elder, was born in Norwich 'one of a family of thirty-five children, was apprenticed to a London coach-painter, and found time also for some study in the St. Martin's Lane academy. He is chiefly known as a landscape and animal painter, but he had a good knowledge of the figure. Somewhat early in life he became a member of the Society of Artists, and exhibited various pictures in its galleries from 1760 to 1764. He shone in his own profession. [and he] received the appointment of coach-painter to George III, and was one of the foundation members of the Royal Academy. In 1784 he was master of the Company of Painter-Stainers. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from its foundation to the year of his death, sending altogether a large number of works.' ( DNB ). Charles Catton, the younger, 'travelled considerably in England and Scotland making sketches, of which some were afterwards engraved and published. He was known as a scene-painter, and also as a topographical draughtsman. At the Royal Academy he exhibited thirty-seven times altogether from 1776 to 1800. In the latter year he was living at Purley. In 1804 he left this country for America, and settled in a farm upon the Hudson with his two daughters and a son. There he lived until his death, painting occasionally.' ( DNB ). The watercolour from which these prints come were almost certainly commissioned from the Cattons by Steuart and Jukes, with the latter publishing the prints. Francis Jukes (1745-1812) 'was born at Martley, Worcestershire, in 1745. He was chiefly engaged in engraving or etching topographical prints, but subsequently devoted himself to engraving in aquatint. By careful perseverance Jukes brought this art almost to perfection, his principal productions being coloured by hand.' ( DNB ). Aquatint engravings, coloured by hand, by Francis Jukes.

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