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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Braecklein]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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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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        Seder Simkhat Khataney HaTora BaLaila keminhag kehilt kodesh Sfaradim sheBair Modena Y[agen] A[leha] E[lokim]. Nidpas beLivorno Y[agen] A[leha] E[lokim] bishnat Yasima lekhok beIsrael [=1793]. badfus hameshubakh shel hakhaham kevod moreinu harav Rabbi Eliezer Saadon, may God preserve him

      Rabbi Eliezer Saadon, Leghorn [= Livorno], Italy 1793 - 12 leaves. original marbled wrappers. Miniature. As the preface indicates, in accordance with Sephardic custom in the city of Modena the primary celebration of Simchat Tora was held during the day, and on Simchat Torah night, they would merely recite two or three hymns without any hakafot. However, in 1772, two Eretz Yisrael emissaries, Rabbi Yom Tov Algazi and Rabbi Yaakov Chazan visited the synagogue, and the custom was changed to include hakafot at night, according to their instructions. [Attributes: Soft 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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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'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's Guide to Maps of Australia in Books Published 1780-1830; not in Tooley'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]

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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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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        Mallet du Pan über die französische Revolution und die Ursachen ihrer Dauer. Ubersetzt mit einer Vorrede und Anmerkungen von Friedrich Gentz. Berlin: Friedrich Vieweg, 1794 [actually 1793].

      - First edition of Friedrich von Gentz's translation of an anti-revolutionary work by the Geneva-born journalist Jacques Mallet du Pan (1749-1800). The original text, Considerations sur la nature de la revolution de France et sur les causes qui en prolongent la duree, and its first English translation were published in Brussels and London, also in 1793. 'Gentz (1764–1832) developed an extensive anti-revolutionary and anti-French publicistic career. Apart from a number of translations of counter-revolutionary writings, Gentz’s oeuvre comprises especially political and programmatic writings in the service of Austrian politics. In 1815, Gentz became a close collaborator of the Austrian minister of foreign affairs, the later chancellor Metternich. In this capacity, he served in various diplomatic and publicist posts. At the Vienna Congress he was charged as a secretary-general (‘The secretary of Europe’) and later participated in the Karlsbad treatise of 1819, which instituted strict censorship of literary life in Germany. Gentz was well-known to his contemporaries because of his bohemian lifestyle' (Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century German Philosophers). 8vo, xxxviii, [ii], 206 pp., contemporary half calf over speckled boards, rubbed, spine ruled gilt with morocco label, vertical crease and minor loss to head, early ink correction to date on title-page, armorial stamp on title-page verso, light browning and spotting, a nice clean copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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's "On the Planet Herschel," James Hutton's "On the Theory of Rain," John Robison's "The Theory of the Earth," Francis Wollaston's "A Description of the Transit Circle," Johann Bode'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. '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.' (Becker 323) 'This textbook on ophthalmic surgery is based on Plench's Doctrina de morbis oculorum(1777), with some improvements and additional observations' the theoretical introduction draws freely on Deshais-Gendron's Traite des maladies des yeux et des moyens et operations propres a leur guerison (1770)' (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'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'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's second book detailing the early years: original boards. Tench'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'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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        'Der Westphaelische Kreis - D.F. Sotzmann del. - N°. XIII.':.

      . Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Daniel Friedrich Sotzmann, 1793, 30,5 x 25,5. Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 189. - Zeigt den westfälischen Kreis. - Oben links Titelkartusche. - Unten rechts Meilenzeiger. - Selten! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Original watercolour of a fleet of ships among icebergs

      circa 1793-, 1797. Watercolour, oval shape, 132 x 195 mm.; slight crease on far right, else fine, tipped on to card, in gilt frame. By the artist of the providence. A finely executed watercolour of a fleet amidst icebergs. Although unsigned, this watercolour was originally found in a nineteenth century album with another of very similar style signed and dated by Tobin, an important amateur artist in the early history of Australia. Tobin was born in 1768 and joined the Navy as a lively lad in 1780. He showed natural aptitude and rose to the rank of lieutenant after an extended voyage for the East India Company between 1788-1790. He served with Flinders under Bligh on the Providence, the second voyage to Tahiti to gather breadfruit following the disastrous Bounty mutiny. Tobin was a highly skilled watercolourist who kept a detailed record of the Providence voyage including paintings of Tasmanian scenes. On his return to England he served under Cochrane on the Thetis between 1793-1797 and continued to produce marine scenes in a more mature and conservative style than the watercolours undertaken in the Pacific. The Mitchell Library holds an important album of watercolours dating from his service on the Thetis. This study of ships amidst icebergs is strongly reminiscent of the marine studies in this album, characterised by the highly detailed treatment of rigging and naval architecture, accomplished treatment of sea, clouds and sky and the use of subdued and harmonious colouring. George Tobin was one of the most important and accomplished amateur artists in the early history of Australia and the opening of the Pacific: 'His colouring was very good - bold and strong and sure. He had an accurate eye for perspective, a sensitive feeling for distance and for the movement of wind and water, and his general composition was almost always excellent' (Rex and Thea Rienits, Early Artists of Australia).

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        A Treatise on the Plague and Yellow Fever?

      8vo contemporary sheep rebacked with cloth, folding table, 568 pp. Binding is worn with chipping at the extremities. Hinges have been reinforced but are still a little weak. Browning and aging to contents, paper is somewhat fragile, and folding table has some tears at the folds, signature on title; still a very respectable copy. Tytler provides a very detailed historical account of the ?great plague?, but more importantly, he discusses the two major infectious disease outbreaks in the United States in 1793 and 1798. His folding table compares the symptoms of the plague and the yellow fever epidemics. This copy is signed by noted surgeon John B. Hamilton (1847-1898) who as the surgeon-general of the Marine Hospital Service helped stop a yellow fever outbreak in 1878 by enforcing a strict quarantine. Sabin 97656. Austin 1940.

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        Resa genom Kamtchatka och Sibirien ar 1787 och 1788

      Upsala: Joh. Edmans Enka, 1793. Small octavo; an excellent copy in contemporary Swedish half calf, gilt. The Swedish edition. First Swedish edition: rare. A translation and abridgement of the 1790 Paris publication of de Lesseps' account of his epic journey across Russia, carrying with him a substantial portion of the records of the La Pérouse voyage. De Lesseps, the young son of the French Consul-General at St. Petersburg, and himself Russian interpreter on the voyage, left the expedition at Kamchatka with charts, views, and La Pérouse's journal from Macao to Kamchatka, to travel overland to France. He thus became the only survivor of the ill-fated expedition. In 1829, he was called on to identify the relics brought back to France by Peter Dillon. Ferguson knew only the Kroepelien copy, for which he mistakenly gives the date of publication of 1792.

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        Billiardiera scandens

      London: Sowerby, 1793. Handcoloured engraving measuring 235 x 147mm., fine and framed. A 'most copious and finely preserved collection'. Attractive coloured engraving from the first illustrated book on Australian flowers - A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland, prepared for the press by John Edward Smith and illustrated by James Sowerby. This native wild flower is commonly called the 'climbing apple-berry' and bears fruit edible to both birds and people (likened in flavour to stewed apples or kiwifruit). In 1898 the botanist Joseph Maiden wrote that children of the Port Jackson area, where it is commonly found, had been eating the berries since the foundation of the settlement in 1788. Named in honour of the French naturalist James la Billardiere who accompanied the d'Entrecasteaux expedition, this attractive plant was engraved by pre-eminent English natural history illustrator James Sowerby, who through a lifetime of inexhaustible activity 'had a considerable influence on the development of natural history' (DNB). Published to much acclaim in 1793 A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland contains the first illustrations of several Australian species. Sowerby prepared the plates from materials collected in the field by John White, Surgeon-General to the fledgling colony and a keen amateur naturalist. White returned to England with both sketches made in the field and a 'most copious and finely preserved collection of dried specimens' from New South Wales.

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        La Constitution de la Lune, rêve politique et moral

      Paris: chez Froulle, 1793. Octavo, lightly browned, a good uncut copy; in later quarter red morocco with marbled boards. A liberal society on the moon. 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.

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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 1793 - 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's "On the Planet Herschel," James Hutton's "On the Theory of Rain," John Robison's "The Theory of the Earth," Francis Wollaston's "A Description of the Transit Circle," Johann Bode'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 [Attributes: First Edition; 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

      Nicol and Sewell, London 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's second book detailing the early years: original boards. Tench'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'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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Relacion del último viage al Estrecho de Magallanes de la fragata de S.M. Santa María de la Cabeza en los años de 1785 y 1786? [and] Apéndice a la Relacion?

      Ibarra, 1788-, Madrid 1793 - Quarto, two volumes bound together, with an engraved portrait of Magellan as frontispiece, five fine large folding maps and five folding tables; contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, some wear but a very good copy. Patagonia and the straits of Magellan. The complete first edition in two volumes. This is the best description of Patagonia and the Straits of Magellan, then as now an area of strategic and navigational significance. Vargas y Ponce's book gives the official account of the two expeditions made by Antonio de Córdoba to 'ascertain the advisability of Spaniards continuing to use the Strait in voyages - the results indicated the negative. After these expeditions the Spanish trade routes were exclusively to east coast ports and then overland to the Pacific ports?' (Hill). As part of this, the Relacion provides a general history of earlier voyages of discovery to the Strait. The large folding maps, fine and detailed, are all based on observations made during the Córdoba voyages. Córdoba's exploration of the Strait of Magellan is accompanied by Vargas y Ponce's summary of the early explorations of the area, mainly from an examination of original manuscripts in the Spanish archives. He discusses various means of navigating the Strait, with detailed sailing instructions, and describes the climate, indigenous peoples and natural history of the region. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reis naar de Zuidpool en rondom de weereld?

      G.T. van Paddenburg en Zoon & M. Schalekamp, Utrecht & Amsterdam 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'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's Guide to Maps of Australia in Books Published 1780-1830; not in Tooley's Printed Maps of Australia). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AN HISTORICAL JOURNAL OF THE TRANSACTIONS AT PORT JACKSON AND NORFOLK ISLAND, with the Discoveries which have been made in New South Wales and in the Southern Ocean, since the publication of Phillip's Voyage

      London, Printed for John Stockdale, Picadilly, (January 1. 1793).compiled from the Official Papers; Including the Journals of Governors Phillip and King, and of Lieut. Ball; and the Voyages from the First Sailing of the Sirius in 1787, to the Return of that Ship's Company to England in 1792. FIRST EDITION 1793, 4to, approximately 275 x 235 mm, 11 x 9 inches, engraved portrait frontispiece by D. Orme after R. Dighton, engraved title page with vignette from a sketch by the author, 13 engraved plates and 5 maps including 2 folding, "Drawn on the spot by Captains Hunter & Bradley, Lieutenant Dawes, & Governor King"., pages: (16), 583, (1) - a blank, with 5 page Subscribers List following engraved title page, bound in modern half calf over cloth sides, gilt raised bands and gilt rules to spine, gilt ship motif in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, all edges speckled, marbled endpapers. Slight rubbing to upper corners, reference library bookplate on front pastedown, pictorial 20th century bookplate of W.J. McEldowney on second blank endpaper, light foxing to margins of portrait, small blind library stamp to top margin of portrait, title page and all but one of the plates (just catching edge of image on 2 plates), and in top margin of 7 text pages, title page trimmed at top and bottom with loss of date of publication underneath imprint, one folding map very slight damaged on a couple of folds and with a little light browning, long ago mounted on linen, the second folding map has a small closed inner edge tear, neatly repaired on reverse, occasional light foxing to margins including margins of some plates, small old paper repair to inner margin of 3C4, no loss of printed area. A very good sturdy copy. The plates include "Family of New South Wales engraved by William Blake after a sketch by Governor King and "View of the settlement on Sydney Cove" which is the earliest representation of the town of Sydney. "Hunter (1738 - 1821), vice - admiral and governor of New South Wales in succession to Governor Phillip, went out as second in command on the Sirius, in the first convict fleet. He was an experienced and scientific navigator. With his encouragement, the exploration of the coastline of Australia made rapid progress, and the early discoveries of Flinders and Bass owe much to him. His journal is a very valuable work on the early history of English settlement in Australia (Hill). It seems that several copies were issued with the imprint cropped, losing the date "In many cases the binder has accidentally shaved the date from the foot of the rather too long title - page.....This imperfection is of such frequent occurrence, howerver, that collectors have tended to be more tolerant of it in this book than they would be in another" Wantrup, Australian Rare Books 1788 - 1900, page 70; Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, Volume I, page 60, No.152; Hill, Pacific Voyages, Volume I, page 151. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Art of Preventing Diseases and Restoring Health, founded on Rational Principles and Adapted to Persons of Every Capacity

      G.G.J. And J. Robinson, London 1793 - xx, 852 , [24]. ESTC 112242. Twentieth Century Three-quarter calf over marbled boards, spine gilt with raised bands with new endpapers. A very good copy First Edition of this classic which became the basis for modern homeopathy. Warren, Chronology of State Medicine, Public Health, Welfare and Realted Services in Britain, 1066-1999. Allibone, 2552. Not only did he anticipate the importance of recognizing cause and effect in diseases but he proposed what became not only the foundations of modern homeopathy but insisted on clean air, a healthy diet, exercise, and the importance of a good night's sleep. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        'Chur oder Nieder Rheinische Kreis - D.F. Sotzmann del. - N°. XI.':.

      . Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Daniel Friedrich Sotzmann, 1793, 30 x 25,5. Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 189. - Zeigt den niederrheinischen Kreis mit dem Herzogtum Westfalen (Sauerland), Grafschaft Recklinghausen, Erzstift Köln, Erzstift Trier, Kurfürstentum Pfalz, Bistum Speyer etc. - Oben rechts Titel und Erklärungen und Meilenzeiger. - Selten! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Resa genom Kamtchatka och Sibirien ar 1787 och 1788?

      Joh. Edmans Enka, Upsala 1793 - Small octavo; an excellent copy in contemporary Swedish half calf, gilt. The Swedish edition. First Swedish edition: rare. A translation and abridgement of the 1790 Paris publication of de Lesseps' account of his epic journey across Russia, carrying with him a substantial portion of the records of the La Pérouse voyage. De Lesseps, the young son of the French Consul-General at St. Petersburg, and himself Russian interpreter on the voyage, left the expedition at Kamchatka with charts, views, and La Pérouse's journal from Macao to Kamchatka, to travel overland to France. He thus became the only survivor of the ill-fated expedition. In 1829, he was called on to identify the relics brought back to France by Peter Dillon. Ferguson knew only the Kroepelien copy, for which he mistakenly gives the date of publication of 1792. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Opera , cum variis lectionibus, notis variorum, et indice locupletissimo

      Payne and Edwards, 1792-, London 1793 - Two volumes, quarto, with a portrait frontispiece; spine of one volume slightly chipped, joints a little split but quite firm, nonetheless a splendid set in contemporary tree calf, flat spines with gilt panelling, red and green morocco labels. The London Horace. Fine and scholarly printing of Horace: 'a very magnificent and valuable edition; the text of which is formed chiefly on that of Gesner' (Moss, Manual of Classical Bibliography). A contemporary evaluation in the Critical Review of 1796 applauds the quality of this edition: 'With regard to the typographical merits of the present work, they must be acknowledged to be great. It is printed on fine wove paper; the type is excellent, and the press-work is extremely clear and neat. The margin is also spacious, and the arrangement such as does the printers much credit.' One of the most beloved Roman poets, Horace is cherished for his elegant poetry and robust satire, combining humorous self-reflection with philosophy: 'His style is rather to tell the truth through laughter, and not only to show others the way but also to work at improving himself and making himself more acceptable to his fellow human beings (Oxford Classical Dictionary). Aside from the quality of its printing and composition, the London Horace of 1792-1793 is noted for its exhaustive commentaries. Accordingly, this 'variorum' edition compares and publishes known textual variations (in collating the known texts of Horace the editor consulted the first printed edition of 1470 alongside seven manuscript copies held in the Harleian Collection). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Benjamin Franklin

      London 1793 - EDWARD SAVAGE (1761-1817), AFTER DAVID MARTIN (1737-1798) Benjamin Franklin Published, London, ca. 1793 Mezzotint Paper size: 21 x 16¿, Frame size: 30 1/2 x 25 7/8¿

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        Versuch einer Erdbeschreibung der sechs Welttheile?

      Johann Gottlob Heinrich Richter, Leipzig 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'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'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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Medical botany, containing systematic and general descriptions, with plates, of all the medicinal plants, indigenous and exotic, comprehended in the catalogues of the Materia Medica, as published by the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London and Edinburgh: accompanied with a circumstantial detail of their medicinal effects, and of the diseases in which they have been most successfully employed

      London: James Phillips, 1793. London: James Phillips, 1793. First Edition. Half calf. Very good. First Edition. Half calf. Three vols., 4to (235 × 195 mm), pp. xiv, [2], 1-182, [2, index]; xii, 183-368, [2, index]; viii, 359-460, 459-578, xii (missing pp. 478-491); 204 (of 210; missing 70, 128, 175-181, 165 supplied twice) engraved plates, many beautifully hand-coloured, especially in the first and third volumes; some dampstaining, especially towards the rear, of second volume; light worming to tail of initial pages of volume one and to lower corner of the initial pages of the third volume, not affecting text; signature of Henry Graham Dakyns ('WW Dakins') to title-page; bound uniformly in half calf over marbled boards, rubbed, rebacked with original lettering-pieces, else very good. A very attractive copy of the first edition, excluding the 1794 supplement.William Woodville (1752-1805) was born at Cockermouth in Cumberland in 1752. He studied medicine at Edinburgh University, where he became the favourite pupil of William Cullen, and graduated M.D. on 12 Sept. 1775. After spending some time on the continent he began to practise at Papcastle in his native county, but shortly afterwards moved to Denbigh. In 1782 he came to London, became physician to the Middlesex dispensary, and was admitted a licentiate of the College of Physicians on 9 Aug. 1784. On 17 March 1791 he was elected physician to the smallpox and inoculation hospitals at St. Pancras, in succession to Edward Archer.Woodville, who was elected a fellow of the Linnean Society in 1791, had a strong taste for botany, and appropriated two acres of ground at King's Cross belonging to the hospital as a botanical garden, which he maintained at his own expense. Here he wrote the present work on medical botany. He also took an interest in smallpox and wrote several books about it.Woodville, who was a member of the Society of Friends, had his residence in Ely Place, Holborn, but died at the smallpox hospital on 26 March 1805, and was buried in the Friends' burial-ground, Bunhill Fields, on 4 April. His portrait, by Lemuel Abbott, was presented to the smallpox hospital. It was engraved by William Bond. (DNB, 63, 417)Provenance: Henry Graham Dakyns (1838-1911) was a British translator of ancient Greek, best known for his translations of Xenophon.ESTC T84361; Henrey 1521; Nissen BBI 2183; Smith, J. Friends'; books, II, 958.

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        Imitations of some of The Epigrams of Martial. (Parts 1-4 complete)

      R Faulder, Bond-Street. London. 1793 - VG, 4 parts bound as 1. In mid 1800 half calf with green cloth, a little worn, some tears, corners and edged rubbed. Spine, raised bands, gilt decorative tooling, tiles in gilt to morocco label, edges bumped and worn. Internally, title page with contemp ink name (author), [2], [1], 2-41 pp, [1]. Part 2, 1793, [3], 4-43 pp, [1]. Part3, 1794, [2], [1], 2-41 pp, [1]. Part 4, [2], [1], 2-41 pp, [1], text block edges sprinkled red, parallel Latin and English text, some very interesting contemp. ink notes naming the characters within, some light spotting to first and last few leaves, occasional crease, but a Very Good copy. Uncommon complete! (ESTC T36998/37000/1/2. Graesse 426). Per WorldCat, 2 complete copies in UK: BL & Nat Art Lib and a few in the US. Halhed, MP & orientalist, whose fame rests on the productions of the years 1772¿8, which he spent in Bengal, where his superior education and knowledge of Persian, acquired in Oxford at the example of his friend William Jones and perfected in Cossimbazar, attracted the governor's notice. Warren Hastings chose him to translate the crowning piece of his orientalist policy, a code of laws commissioned from a committee of pandits which was to serve as a basis for the administration of civil justice to Hindus. See ODNB. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

      Berwick, W. Phorson, London, B. Law & Son, 1793.Contemporary half calf, spine gilt. With engraved frontispiece portrait of the author. 164 pp.* First edition. - 'The Pandora sailed from England for Tahiti to capture, if possible, the mutineers of the Bounty. Ten men were arrested on the island, but they were not able to give any information about the eventual fate of the ship and those who had sailed in her with Fletcher Christian. On the way back to England the Pandora struck on a reef off New Guinea, and was lost. All on board were able to get away in four boats. They made a voyage of 1100 miles to Timor, the same island that Bligh finally reached after the mutiny on the Bounty' (Huntress 119C). - (Lacking front free endpaper; two blank margins damaged). - Scarce.Ferguson 151; Hill 766; Sabin 30011; Kroepelien 507; O'Reilly - Reitman 606.

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        "The lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical observations of their work. A new edition, corrected."

      London: "for J. Buckland, C. Bathhurst & T. Davies", 1793. London: "for J. Buckland, C. Bathhurst & T. Davies". 1793. "4 volumes, 8vo; engraved portrait; contemporary full mottled calf, red morocco labels and numbering pieces on spines; rubbed, a few short cracks starting at the ends of the joints; good and sound. ""The execrable portrait of Johnson, the shabby appearance of the printing, and that all the respectable booksellers named in the imprint were already dead invite the description of a piracy … The origin of this edition is unknown, but from the uncertain size of the paper … it may be suspected that it is Dutch (Groot mediaan) and if so perhaps of Scotch provenance"" (Fleeman). Courtney & Smith, p. 142; Fleeman 79.4LP/10. Courtney & Smith, p. 142."

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        Fables, with Life of the Author

      London: John Stockdale, 1793 London: John Stockdale, 1793. Two volumes. Tall 8vo, full crushed green morocco, triple gilt-ruled covers; spines elaborately gilt with gilt bird device and lettering wit hin five raised bands; top edge gilt. Handsome binding in fine condition by Bedford on Stockdale's beautifully printed edition of Aesop's fables in the version of Samuel Croxall. Large paper copy, about ten inches tall. Titles slight ly cut down. With 112 engraved plates, including vignette titles, by Grainger, Bromley, Martin, etc. after those of Francis Barlow in his 1666 edition.. Full Morocco. Fine.. Tall 8vo.

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        observations sur les maladies des armees dans les camps et dans le garnisons

      theophile barrois 1793 - Avec des memoires sur les substances septiques et auti septiques, et la reponse a de haen et a gaber par Pringle, docteur en medicine.Second edition, revue, corrigee et augmentee sur la derniere edition angloise.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Del Corso]
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        Lockes bref om religions friheten.

      Översättning af Carl Deleen. Sthlm, J. P. Lindh, 1793. 8:o. (6),84 s. Häftad i samtida marmorerat pappomslag. De första opaginerade sidorna med en tvärsgående fuktrand. Ett par gamla lagningar i nedre marginalen på s. 82-83. Sista sidan solkig. Med J. Willborgs överstrukna namnteckning.. Ej i Yolton John Locke. A descriptive bibliography (1998). Översättning av "Letters of toleration". Boktryckaren Carl Delén (1767-1850) var aktiv swedenborgare och gav ut skriften som ett inlägg i striden för fri religionsutövning i Sverige. Hans förord riktar sig till de svenska prästerna

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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