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        The Death of Abel, An Historical or rather a Conjectural Poem; Relating many things which might probably take place both Before and After that Barbarous Fratricide

      Printed by Nathan Douglas for the author Danbury [Conn.]: Printed by Nathan Douglas, for the author. 1793. First. First edition. [6], [13]-186pp. Errata and (facetious) list of subscribers bound in after preface, some copies have the errata bound as the last leaf. Rebound, with new endpapers, in later purple cloth gilt. A stain on the first few leaves, a bit of foxing, slight loss to a few words in the preface, else a very good copy. Humorous doggerel supposedly translated from the German. Scarce. OCLC locates three copies in two entries, all in New England (AAS, Brown, Trinity) .

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        Hay Makers

      London: Published by William Ward, 1 January, 1793. Colour printed mezzotint with additional hand-colouring. In good condition with the exception of some small skillfully mended tears in the margins. 18 x 23 5/8 inches. 19 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches. 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

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        Description du pegu et de l'isle de ceylan. renfermant des details exacts et neufs sur le climat, les productions, le commerce, le gouvernement, les moeurs et les usages de ces contrees... a paris, chez maradan, 1793.

      Cm. 20,5, pp. 354 (1). Solida ed elegante legatura di recente fattura in mezza pelle con punte, dorso liscio con titoli in oro su tassello e piatti marmorizzati. Esemplare marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale in lingua francese di quest'opera che contiene la descrizione dell'isola di Ceylon di Hunter, l'opera: ""La vie et les avantures dans l'isle de Ceylan"" di Wolf e la breve descrizione della stessa isola di Eschelskroons. Si tratta in pratica di tre testi riuniti in una sola opera. Interessante e non comune. Cfr. Cox (I, 301): ""According to Pinkerton the information of Hunter respecting the Birman Empire was the best till the appearance of Symes' valuable work"". Cordier BI, 127

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        Sacontala eller den uheldige Ring, Et Indiansk Drama af Calidas; Oversat af Original-Sprogene Sanscrit og Pracrit i Engelsk; og heraf i Dansk, [ af Hans West ] med en Indledning til den danske Oversættelse.

      Kiöbenhavn, 1793. 320 pp. Very clean copy printed on strong paper and bound in contemporary full leather with sign of use and age. Old name and book-plate on recto of first free endpaper and with a large attribution to the couple Cornelius and Julia Kortright, taken from the poem, and also with a large dedication to the same from Hans West on verso. "Those must have been the thought that connacted so happy a pair, & how could I but by renewing such noble sentiments attempt to remember so happy a pair of their mutual feticity, the contimation of which allways will add to the happiness of an absent friend. Copenhagen the 3rd of March 1793. West.".. The very rare first danish translation of Kalidasa, or Calidas, written in the fourth or fifth century AD and for the first time translated into English 1789 by Sir. William Jones. Translated into Danish by Hans West who was a schoolmaster in Sct, Croix 1788-1799. Bibl.Dan. IV,427. Cornelius Hendrichsen Kortright was born in about 1764 and was baptized in the Dutch Reformed Church on St. Croix on 2 September 1764. He married on 8 June 1785, Hylleborg Margaretha Juliana von Walterstorff, who was born on 15 November 1766

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        HERCULANENSIUM VOLUMINUM QUAE SUPERSUNT.

      ex Regia Typographia In folio (mm. 400 x 255), primi 3 tomi (su 11), tela mod., tit. oro su tassello al dorso. Disponibili: - ?Herculanensium voluminum.. Tomus I?, 1793, pp. (6),24,(2),180, con 39 tavv. f.t. inc. in rame; "mancano" 4 pagg. (5-8). - ?Dissertationis Isagogicae ad Herculanensium voluminum explanationem. Pars prima?, 1797, pp. (6),104, con 20 tavv. e 2 grandi carte topografiche, più volte ripieg., inc. in rame f.t. - ?Herculanensium voluminum.. Tomus II?, 1809, pp. XXVI,(2),86, con 25 tavv. inc. in rame f.t. "Edizione originale", rara. Cfr. Brunet,III,91 - Graesse,III,247. Monumentale e importante opera in cui sono descritti e riprodotti i Papiri venuti alla luce ad Ercolano (1752-54) durante gli scavi nei cunicoli della Villa - ora detta "Dei Papiri" - e di cui costituivano la ricca biblioteca. La pubblicazione dell'opera fu voluta da Carlo di Borbone che allo scopo costitui' la R. Accademia Ercolanense. A causa della difficoltà nello srotolamento dei Papiri carbonizzati, solo dopo 40 anni (1793) usci' il 1° vol. che ebbe nel mondo una tale risonanza da dare inizio alla "scienza papirologica". L'opera venne portata a compimento solo nel 1855. Con qualche fiorit. o uniformi arross. interc. nel t. ma complessivam. buon esempl. con barbe; con ex libris Giovanni Treccani degli Alfieri.

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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 på skrivepapir. Indbundet i smukke samtidige hellæderbind af kalveskind med rig rygforgyldning og farvede skindtitelfelter.. Indeholder bl.a. oplysninger om mad og dens betydning for sundheden, folkemedicin, fabler og fortællinger. (Udgør 5. - 8. del af Samlede Danske Skrifter)

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        A Topographical Map of the North.n Part of New York Island, Exhibiting the Plan of Fort Washington, now Fort Knyphausen, Shewing the Several Attacks of the Royal Army

      London:. 1793.. Important Revolutionary War era map, showing the attacks on the Patriots during the Battle of Fort Washington, New York by Hessian mercenaries & British forces, and considered the best contemporary plan of the Battle. From Charles Stedman's "History of the American War" and based on a map by Claude Joseph Sauthier. Faden was an important English cartographer and Geographer to King George III; he produced all the British maps of the American Revolution, including maps of the individual colonies, theaters of war, and battle plans, which were highly prized in Britain for their accuracy. This important map of the lower Hudson River (North River) and the current day borough of Manhattan centers on the island from 'Haerlem' and Snake Hill in the south to Tetard's Hill and 'Spiking Devil' in the north. A key at the right lists four attacks on Fort Washington, lettered A through D, with the first, Hessian troops under General Knyphausen; and the second and fourth the British under Matthews, Cornwallis and Percy. Fort Washington is visible at the center, as well as 'Fort Lee or Fort Constitution' directly across the river; these were the two forts intended to protect the lower Hudson from the British. However, Fort Washington fell on November 16, 1776, in a decisive victory for the combined British (under General Howe) and Hessian (under the command of Wilhelm von Knyphausen) forces; the remaining American troops were forced to escape across the Hudson to Fort Lee, which they later fled. Copper engraved map with slight offsetting, a short closed diagonal tear at the left margin, and a very short split at top center fold. 10" x 18 1/4" with original folds, in very good condition.

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        Memoirs of Count Grammont

      S. and E. Harding London: S. and E. Harding, 1793. New Edition. leather_bound. Contemporary straight grained red morocco rebacked with original spine laid-down. Aeg. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 363 + 84 pages. 4to, 26 x 20 cm. Embellished with seventy-six portraits, of the Principal Characters Mentioned in the Work. Considered the best English edition. "The work is mainly occupied with the amorous intrigues of the Court of Charles II during 1662-4; it is written with such brilliancy and vivacity that it must rank as a classic." [see: DNB p.1020].The life and memoirs of an Irish Catholic noble who spent most of his days in France serving Louis XIV, and who also participated in the tumultuous political life in England during that period. Index. Scattered plate offsetting, light foxing to text. Covers with border panels in gilt floral motif, inner dentelles in gilt.

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        (Hrsg.). Lehre vom richtigen Verhältnisse zu den Schöpfungswerken, und die durch öffentliche Einführung derselben allein zu bewürkende algemeine Menschenbeglükkung. Hamburg, Selbstverlag, 1792. 4 Bll., 633 (recte 636), 2 Bll. Mit 1 gefalt. gestoch. Frontisp. und 6 (von 7) Kupferstichtafeln von D. Chodowiecki. Angebunden: Kant, I. Die Religion innerhalb der Grenzen der bloßen Vernunft. Königsberg, Nicolovius, 1793. XX S., 1 Bl., 296 S., 1 Bl. Hldr. d. Zt. mit 2 goldgepr. RSch. (Deckelbezüge beschabt, Rücken mit Einriss (8 cm), ob. Kap. mir geklebter Fehlstelle).

      Zu Ziegenhagen: Kanck./Oehler II, 119-120; Rümann 1299, Engelmann 664-667, 672-675 (Chodowiecki).- Erste Ausgabe.- Bedeutendes, doch wenig bekanntes Werk der Aufklärung, zugleich ein frühes Hauptwerk des utopischen Sozialismus.- Der Hamburger Kaufmann Franz Heinrich Ziegenhagen (Straßburg 1753 - 1806 Rothau im Elsass) beschreibt hier seinen Versuch eine separatistische Kolonie als landwirtschaftliche Erziehungsstätte zu begründen.Für die Verbreitung seines Werks und die Umsetzung der darin beschriebenen Vorstellungen opferte er sein gesamtes Vermögen. Seine Aufrufe an Fürsten, Universitäten und den französische Nationalkonvent, sich die sozialutopischen Gedanken der 'Verhältnislehre' zu eigen zu machen, blieben ohne Wirkung. Nachdem er sich das Scheitern seines Lebenswerks eingestehen musste, setzte Ziegenhagen verarmt und vereinsamt seinem Leben ein Ende.- Ohne die gefaltete Tafel und die Notenblätter von Mozart.- Kleiner fürstlicher Prägestempel auf Titel.- Zu Kant: Warda 141.- Erste Ausgabe.

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        An Enquiry concerning Political Justice and its Influence on General Virtue and Happiness

      G.G.J. and J. Robinson London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of one of the most important political tracts of the 18th century. "The Enquiry was, and remained, the work by which [Godwin] was best known. It was one of the earliest, the clearest, and most absolute theoretical expositions of socialist and anarchist doctrine. Godwin believed that the motives of all human action were subject to reason, that reason taught benevolence, and that therefore all rational creatures could live in harmony without laws and institutions. Believing in the perfectibility of man, he thought that our virtues and vices may be traced to the incidents which make the history of our lives, and if these incidents could be divested of every improper tendency, vice would be extirpated from the world" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 234).London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1793. Quarto, early three-quarters vellum over marbled boards. Two volumes. Without half-titles. Internally clean, boards with minor wear. A very handsome copy in early vellum.

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        Geheime Staatspapiere im Königlichen Pallast der Thuillerien gefunden

      Hamburg, B. G. Hoffmann, 1793 - 1794.. 4 Bände. HLdr. d. Zt. mit rotem Rückenschild u. Rückenverg.

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        A Picturesque Tour Through Part of Europe, Asia, and Africa: Containing many new remarks on the present state of Society, remains of ancient edifices, &c. With Plates, after designs by James Stuart... Written by an Italian Gentleman.

      London: Printed by J. Davis, 1793.. First edition, 8vo, xiv, 241, (1) pp, 6 folding plates - five of Athens and one of Palermo, some subtle repairs otherwise a very good clean copy recently bound in quarter roan, marbled sides, black morocco spine label. Setting out from Palermo, Bisani travelled through Malta, Salonica and Greece to Constantinople, returning via Gibraltar, Tunisia and southern France.

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        Gymnastik für die Jugend. Enthaltend eine praktische Anweisung für Leibesübungen

      Schnepfenthal, Erziehungsanstalt, 1793.. Mit gest. Frontisp. und 9 Kupfertafeln von C. Westermayr nach H. Lips sowie mehrf. gefalt. Kupfertafel von F. F. C. Stoelzel. XVIII, 5 Bll., 663 S., 4 Bll. HLdr. d. Zt.

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        Die neuesten Arbeiten des Spartacus und Philo in dem Illuminaten-Orden jetzt zum erstenmal gedruckt, und zur Beherzigung bey gegenwärtigen Zeitläuften herausgegeben

      (Frankfurt, Hermann), 1793.. XII, 172, 84 S. Neuer HLdr.

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        History of the Government of the Island of Newfoundland With an Appendix Containing the facts of the Acts of Parliament made Respecting the Trade and Fishery

      London : J. Sewell, Cornhill; J. Debrett, Piccadilly; and J. Downes, 1793 . 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Presentation copy. SIGNED BY AUTHOR, JOHN REEVES! "For Mr. Wright with The Author's Compliments" A quite rare first edition thus. [8],167,[5],cxvip. ; 8vo. Leather binding. 167 pages, plus 116-page appendix. 22.5cm x 14cm x 2cm (8.75" x 5.5" x 0.75"). With half tile page. P.122 misnumbered 121. No plates or illustrations. Marbled paper edges. Rebound some time ago with with new spine and label. Top and bottom of spine on outside starting to split less than an inch down and more so on the right side. On both end papers, brown tape showing. Corners bumped. Previous owners exlibris book plates. With noted above, still overall a very good and attractive copy., Bookplates of Edmundi Fitz Moore and William Garnett (Lancaster). The Garnetts were an important family in Lancaster, and originally held the position of Official Forester of Lancaster. (British Authors Before 1800)., " In April 1793 Reeves completed his famous History of the government of the island of Newfoundland, the first comprehensive account of the island's past. In keeping with his own experience, he focused on "the struggles and vicissitudes of two contending interests. Ð The planters and inhabitants on the one hand, who, being settled there, needed the protection of a government and police, with the administration of justice: and the adventurers and merchants on the other; who, originally carrying on the fishery from this country, and visiting that island only for the season, needed no such protection for themselves, and had various reasons for preventing its being afforded to the others." The dialectic thus posed was to be examined over and over again in the historiography of Newfoundland. In 1978 Keith Matthews argued that Reeves's work, the "first published identification of the West Country merchants with villainy, had been read and broadly accepted by every recent historian." quoted from Peter Neary. Copies located in UBC, NFLD Art & Culture Centre, Acadia U, Queens U, RMC, LAC(3), LofParl., (2 copies), Bibliotheque de Montréal, and Bibliotheque et Archives nationales du Québec and British Library. Most interesting enough, do not have the two plates called for.

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        The Family Female Physician: or, A Treatise on the Management of Female Complaints, and of Children in Early Infancy

      Worcester, Mass.: Isaiah Thomas, 1793. Very Good. Sold by Isaiah Thomas in Worcester; by Thomas and Andrews, Boston; and by Thomas and Carlisle, in Walpole, Newhampshire." vi, 7-351, [1] p.; 21 cm. Signatures: A-X8 (8vo). Full calf; red morocco spine label with gilt-tooled title: Female Family Physician. Woodcut head- and tailpieces. Front free endpaper inscribed: Westet Willoughby. Blank leaf before title page inscribed: Beaumont Johnson. "First Worcester Edition." Evans, 25580; Austin, Early American Medical Imprints, 860. In Very Good Condition: front fixed endpaper scraped where bookplate was formerly removed revealing remains of earlier inscription; title page and preface pages darkened along edges by leather on front board; small stain along top edge on a few pages, not touching text; scattered foxing and soiling; archival repair of hinges (restorer's report available on request).

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        An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations 3 Volumes

      London: A Strahan and T Cadell, 1793.. 7th Edition. Hardcover. 8vo This important work was the first major expression of the economic theory of laisse faire which lead to 19th century policies of free trade. Bound in full contemporary calf with gilt decorative borders, dentelles and inner dentelles and pannelled spine, marbled endpapers. Each volume has 3 blanks at the front and 2 at the back. VI title page; x; 499. V II title page;vi; 518 + appendix. V III title page; v; 465 + index. There are two sets of armorial book plates, - on the pastedowns (John Heugh) and on the ffep verso (William Symons). The boards has loss of surface to the leather and the gilt on the spines. There is cracking along the joints but the volumes are secure with no internal cracking between the endpapers. Contents are reasonably bright with only occasional foxing.

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        Cary’s New and Correct English Atlas: Being A New Set of County Maps From Actual Surveys. Exhibiting All the Direct & Principal Cross Roads, Cities, Towns, and most considerable Villages, Parks, Rivers, Navigable Canals &c

      London: Printed for John Cary, Engraver & Map Seller, 1793. needs rebinding; textblock is complete and in Very Good condition,with all 47 single-page, hand-colored maps (two pages for West Riding of Yorkshire) plus accompanying text; However, this copy needs rebinding- both front and rear full-leather boards are present but completely detatched from the textblock; the entire leather spine is gone, save for the spine title (in black and gilt), which is creased and partially torn (see scan). The front pastedown displays the bold armorial bookplate of the Rev. J.W. Wickes, A.M. of Wardley, Rutlandshire. This printing was preceded by the First Edition of 1787, an all maps in this volume show the printing date of Jan1, 1793; there is occasional light spotting and a few stray smudges, but overall the maps and text remain very, very clean, with high contrast, and well preserved; following the maps are six pages of directions, four pages listing the Market and Borough Towns, and ended by seven pages of the Principal Post and Sub-Post Towns, with their Receiving Houses in England and Wales. [TITLE Continued: Preceded by a General Map of South Britain Shewing The Connexion of one Map with another. Also A General Description of each County, and Directions for the junction of the Roads from one County to Another.] Please feel free to write for more details. John Cary has been called "the founder of the Modern English School of Cartography.". Full Leather. Good. 4to - Over 9 ¾" -12" Tall. Hard Cover.

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        PICTURESQUE VIEWS ON THE RIVER MEDWAY

      Published by T. & J. Egerton, 1793. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Ireland, Samuel. Slightly better than very good condition. Picturesque Views on the River Medway, From the Nore to the Vicinity of its Source in Sussex With Observations on the Public Buildings and Other Works of Art in its Neighbourhood. Full brown diced calf binding, gilt titles and bands to spine. Unusually, instead of the 28 sepia aquatints, this copy has 28 superb handcoloured plates plus b/w map. 206 pages, marbled endpapers and gilt edges. Book: all plates present. Inscription in ink to verso of front endpaper. Spine very slightly faded. Corners rubbed. Contents superb. A beautiful copy.

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        Complete Hand-Colored Set of the Samuel Ireland "River Books," including River Thames, River Medway, Upper, or Warwickshire Avon, River Wye, Tour Through Holland, and Account of the Inns of Court

      1793-1802. A Complete Set of The Samuel Ireland "River Books" All Plates With Contemporary Hand-Coloring IRELAND, Samuel. Picturesque Views of the River Medway, from the Nore to the Vicinity of its Source in Sussex: With observations on the public buildings and other works of art in its neighbourhood. London: T. and J. Egerton, 1793.First edition. Quarto (8 3/4 x 6 1/8 inches; 222 x 155 mm.). xii, [2, map], 206 pp. Complete with half-title, hand colored frontispiece bearing the title, uncolored map of the area surveyed and all twenty-eight hand-colored aquatints. Numerous textual engravings throughout.Prideaux erroneously states frontispiece plus twenty-nine plates; Abbey correctly declares frontispiece and twenty-eight plates.Abbey, Scenery 428. Prideaux, pp. 271 and 341. [Together with] IRELAND, Samuel. Picturesque Views on the Upper, or Warwickshire Avon, from its source at Naseby to its junction with the Severn at Tewkesbury; With observations on public buildings and other works of art it its vicinity. London: R. Faulder and J. Egerton, 1795.First edition. Quarto (8 3/4 x 6 1/8 inches; 222 x 155 mm). xviii, 284 pp. With the map of the area surveyed. Complete with all thirty-two hand-colored aquatints (including colored frontispiece). Numerous textual engravings throughout.Abbey, Scenery 427. Prideaux, pp. 271 and 341. [Together with] IRELAND, Samuel. Picturesque Tour through Holland, Brabant, and Part of France, Made in the Autumn of 1789. The second edition, and additions: and an entire new set of copper-plates in aqua-tinta, from drawings made on the spot. London: T. Egerton, 1796.Second edition, with additions and an entirely new set of copper-plates in aquatint from drawings made on the spot. Two quarto volumes (8 3/4 x 6 1/8 inches; 222 x 155 mm). xviii, 217, [1]; iv, 211, [1] pp. Complete with all forty-nine aquatints (including the engraved titles and the extra plate of 'Delft towards the Hague' not cited in the plate list). Half-titles not called for.This is the exceedingly rare hand-colored issue which was unknown to Abbey (not even a mention of 'some copies hand-colored'). The distinction between first and second editions is that plates 31 and 48 appear in this edition for the first time and number 9 ('Delft') is also additional and is not called for in the list of plates. This is the plate which appeared in the first edition instead of the plate listed. 'Entrance to Delft from Rotterdam'.Abbey, Travel 185. Prideaux, p. 340. Lipperheide, No. 951. [Together with]IRELAND, Samuel. Picturesque Views on the River Wye, from its Source at Plinlimmon Hill, to its Junction with the Severn and Chepstow: With observations on the public buildings, and other works of art, in its vicinity. London: R. Faulder and J. Egerton, 1797.First edition. Quarto (8 3/4 x 6 1/8 inches; 222 x 155 mm). xii, [2]. 159, [1] pp. Complete with half-title, uncolored map of the area surveyed and all thirty-one hand-colored aquatints. Numerous textual engravings throughout.The very rare hand-colored issue. Of the nineteen copes of this work to come up at auction in the last thirty years, only one copy had hand-colored plates.Not in Abbey or any other of the usual bibliographies. This volume, which was unknown to Abbey, completes Ireland's famous River guides.[Together with]IRELAND, Samuel. Picturesque Views, with an Historical Account of the Inns of Court, in London and Westmister. London: R. Faulder and J. Egerton, 1800.First edition. Quarto (8 3/4 x 6 1/8 inches; 222 x 155 mm). xvi, 254, [2, errata]. Complete with all twenty-one hand-colored aquatints. Numerous textual engravings throughout. Half-title not bound in.The rare hand-colored issue. According to Abbey, the plates in this work were sepia aquatints. Abbey, Scenery 207. Prideaux, pp. 271 and 341. [Together with]IRELAND, Samuel. Picturesque Views of the River Thames, from its source in Gloucestershire to the Nore; with observations on the Public Buildings and other Works of Art in the Vicinity London: T. and J. Egerton, 1801-1802.Second edition. Two quarto volumes (8 3/4 x 6 1/8 inches; 222 x 155 mm.). xvi, 290, [1], [1, errata], [1]; viii, [2], 258, [1, errata], [1]. [2, ads] pp. Each volume with half-title, hand colored frontispiece bearing the title, and an uncolored map of the area surveyed in that volume. Contains all fifty-two hand-colored aquatints. Numerous textual engravings throughout.Abbey, Scenery 430 (large paper copy). Prideaux, p. 271 & 341. All eight volumes are uniformly and beautifully bound in full red morocco by Wood of London. Covers with single gilt fillet borders and corner gilt foliate devices, spines delicately gilt in compartments in the same foliate pattern, gilt spine lettering, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. All plates captioned and with their original tissue guards. An absolutely stunning set, with hand-coloring to all 209 plates, without any offsetting or paper flaws, and in a sumptuous and appropriate binding.

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        Radjah priant No. 2

      [India: circa 1793]. Graphite and watercolour on wove paper, mounted to a larger sheet, 15 1/4 x 11 inches. An original watercolour study by Solvyns for his monumental work Les Hindous. "Sometime in 1793, though possibly earlier, Solvyns began work on what was to become his life consuming project, a collection of etchings portraying the Hindus in their costumes, occupations, and cultural life ... It was the most ambitious publishing venture yet undertaken in India ... For some time, Solvyns had wandered with his sketchbook through Calcutta and its environs, drawing Indians in their occupational pursuits, their festivals, and the rich diversity of their cultural lives. He drew their musical instruments, their boats, their carts, and their modes of smoking. With genuine curiosity and a keenly observant and sympathetic eye, Solvyns recorded an India few Europeans really saw" (Hardgrave). Solvyns, a Flemish artist, had arrived in India in 1790. He first proposed the project in February 1794, but did not complete the work until mid-November 1796. It was a massive project: purchasing and importing the copper plates, producing the thin hand-made paper for the etchings (the paper on which they are mounted being imported from Europe), etching and hand colouring, were all undertaken largely by Solvyns himself. "Indeed it was the most ambitious printing project undertaken in all India to that time" (Hardgrave). By 1803, Solvyns left India in dire financial straits, his publication nearly bankrupting him. After returning to Brussels, and subsequently moving to Paris, Solvyns began a new set of etchings after his original drawings. This reworking and rewriting took years, and it was not until 1808 that the first part of his new edition Les Hindous was published. Over the next four years it was issued in 48 parts with a total of 288 colour-printed plates, all beautifully finished by hand. The final result, of a quality to a more European standard than the Calcutta original, proved to be an influential model for the Company School of Indian artists during the 19th century who produced suites of drawings of occupations for the British serving in India. The Victoria and Albert Museum holds a set of 248 original drawings by Solvyns (two images short of the complete Calcutta edition) believed to have been prepared by Solvyns for presentation. "For at least some of the subjects, Solvyns did more than one copy of the watercolor in preparation for the etchings, for in addition to the drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, an album that Solvyn's widow, Marie Anne, presented in 1829 to a friend or patron of her husband contained a number of drawings, at various stages of completion, that were later fully realized in the etchings. The album ... contained 41 drawings, some fully complete and watercoloured; others were pencil sketch studies." The present watercolour is from that album. Titled in Solvyn's hand at the top "Radjah priant No. 2" the image was not included in the Calcutta edition, but would appear, reversed as usual (see Hardgrave), in the Paris edition, captioned Rajah Hindoo Prince at his Prayers. Hardgrave writes of this image: "The raja depicted is Ishwar Chandra of Nadia (1747-1802), who, like his grandfather, the famous Maharaja Krishna Chandra Roy, and many of the rajas of Nadia before him, was a Sanskrit scholar and patron of poets and religion. He became raja in 1788 and resided in Krishnagar, then a center of Sanskrit learning, the capital of Nadia and located about 60 miles north of Calcutta on the Hugli river" (Hardgrave, pp. 164-165). Solvyns here depicts the rajah kneeling in prayer on a tiger skin with a pothi (traditional unbound prayer book made of palm leaves) in front of him, with beads (rudraksas) adorning his arms, neck and head and a cloth (gomukha) covering his right arm. Hardgrave, A Portrait of the Hindus, pp.83-84 and 164-165 (the present watercolour illustrated on p. 84 and the finished etching from the Paris edition on the front cover).

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        Galatee, Roman pastoral

      1793. Florian’s Imitation of Cervantes’s “La Galatea” with Four Color-Printed Engraved PlatesFLORIAN, Jean de. Galatée, Roman Pastoral. imité de Cervantes par M. de Florian, de l’Académie Françoise, &c. Édition ornée de Figures en couleur, d’après les Dessins de M. Monsiau. Paris: Chez Defer de Maisonneuve, 1793.First edition with these color-printed plates. Large quarto (13 5/16 x 10 inches; 338 x 254 mm.). 125, [1, blank] pp. Includes “Vie de Cervantes” (pp. [5]-15) and “Des Ouvrages de Cervantes” (pp. [17]-25). Four color-printed stipple-engraved plates by Colibeu and Cazenave after Monsiau. The plates are “before titles.”Bound by De Samblanx & J. Weckesser (stamp-signed in gilt on the front turn-in) in full red scored calf. Covers decoratively panelled in gilt, spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, board edges and turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Minimal foxing. Tiny paper flaw to outer blank margin of K4 (pp. [79]/80). A fine copy. Housed in a marbled board slipcase."In 1792 Defer de Maisonneuve published Milton's Le paradise perdu in two volumes with plates after Schall, and in 1793 Gessner's La mort d'Abel and Florian's Galatée with plates after Monsiau. In 1796 he issued the by far the most satisfactory of these books, Vade's Oeuvres poissards, again with plates after Monsiau and printed by Didot" (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, p. 145).Nicolas-André Monsiau (1754-1837) “was a Parisian who attained some reputation as a painter of both classical and modern subjects. He was elected to the Academy in 1789, but though he continued to exhibit for many years, he also came to devote himself to illustration…Monsaiu’s most extensive contributions to illustration occur in La sainte bible of 1789-1804 [Ray 47], where he collaborated with Marillier; Rousseau’s Oeuvres of 1793-1800, where he collaborated with Cochin; and Ovid’s Métamorphoses of 1806, where he collaborated with Le Barbier and Moreau…Among works for which he was the sole illustrator the best known are the three which he undertook for Defer de Maisonneuve, who printed his plates in color: Florian’s Galatée and Gessner’s La mort d’Abel of 1793 and Vadé’s Oeuvres poissards [Ray 87] of 1796” (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, pp. 151-152).Cohen-de Ricci, col. 400.

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        Mort d’Abel

      1793. Six Engraved Plates after Monsiau, Printed in ColorsGESSNER, Salomon. Mort d’Abel, poëme de Gessner, traduit par Hubert. Édition ornée d’estampes imprimées en couleur, d’après les dessins de M. Monsiau, peintre de l’Academie. Paris: Chez Defer de Maisonneuve, 1793.First edition of Hubert’s prose translation of Gessner’s Der Tod Abels (which was first published in German in 1758). Large quarto (13 5/16 x 10 1/16 inches; 339 x 256 mm.). 161, [3, blank] pp. Six stipple-engraved plates (including frontispiece) by Colibert, Casenave, and Clément after Monsiau, all color-printed. The plates are in the first state, “before titles.”Bound by De Samblanx & J. Weckesser in full red scored calf. Covers decoratively paneled in gilt, spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, board edges and turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Minimal foxing and offsetting. Small (1 1/4 inch) paper flaw to outer blank margin of D1 (pp. 25/26). A fine copy. Housed in a marbled board slipcase.Salomon Gessner (1730-1788) “a bookseller’s son, was apprenticed to the bookseller Spener in Berlin. Giving up this employment, he lived for a time by painting and engraving…In 1750 he settled in Zurich, continuing to live by painting, including painting on porcelain. He began to write idylls in poetic prose, beginning with Daphnis (1754). His Idyllen (1756) achieved a nation-wide success. In Der Tod Abels (1758) he attempted an epic in prose…In his idylls, Gessner, who is indebted to Theocritus and Virgil, creates an idealized, orderly, almost horticultural state of nature, from which everything rough and craggy has been eliminated; his shepherds are similarly untouched by the ruder aspects of country life. His work embodies the city-dweller’s longing for a nature which he does not know, and this explains its instant popularity” (The Oxford Companion to German Literature).Nicolas-André Monsiau (1754-1837) “was a Parisian who attained some reputation as a painter of both classical and modern subjects. He was elected to the Academy in 1789, but though he continued to exhibit for many years, he also came to devote himself to illustration…Monsaiu’s most extensive contributions to illustration occur in La sainte bible of 1789-1804 [Ray 47], where he collaborated with Marillier; Rousseau’s Oeuvres of 1793-1800, where he collaborated with Cochin; and Ovid’s Métamorphoses of 1806, where he collaborated with Le Barbier and Moreau…Among works for which he was the sole illustrator the best known are the three which he undertook for Defer de Maisonneuve, who printed his plates in color: Florian’s Galatée and Gessner’s La mort d’Abel of 1793 and Vadé’s Oeuvres poissards [Ray 87] of 1796” (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, pp. 151-152).Cohen-de Ricci, col. 436.

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        Fables By John Gay with a Life of the Author and Embellished with Seventy Plates. (2 Volume Set)

      London: John Stockdale. Near Fine. 1793. FIRST EDITION. Hard Cover. Near Fine condition two volumes in full leather with decorative gilt stamping. Marbled endpapers. Professionally Rebacked. A very handsome copy. Corners lightly rubbed. ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" .

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        The History of Scotland. Its Highlands, Regiments and Clans [7 Leather Volumes]

      Francis A. Nicolls & Co.. LEATHER BOUND. A partial set of 7 of the 8 volumes, but exquisitely bound and illustrated in decorative dark brown full leather. From a limited edition of 1000 numbered sets, with many illustrations in black & white and color throughout. Deluxe binding with doublures, which are decorative leather bindings on the inside of the book as well as the outside. A very attractive set of a classic Scottish history by James Browne (1793-1841), first published from 1834 to 1836. The Caledonia Edition is illustrated with over 40 clan tartan plates. 9 x 6.75 inches. NL . Very Good. 1909.

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        WORKS OF THE LATE DOCTOR BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: CONSISTING OF HIS LIFE WRITTEN BY HIMSELF, TOGETHER WITH ESSAYS, HUMOROUS, MORAL & LITERARY, CHIEFLY IN THE MANNER OF THE SPECTATOR. IN TWO VOLUMES

      London: G. G. J. and J. Robinson, [1793]. First Edition. Calf-backed boards. Occasional pencil marks, small tear to one page with no loss. Near Fine. Two octavo (4-5/8" x 7-1/4") bound in contemporary calf, recently rebacked with new sympathetic spines; (ii), [v]-ix, (3), 317, [3]; [vi], 268 pages. Vignette portrait of Franklin in a fur cap on both title pages. First issue, with the errata at the end of the first volume, of this important work publishing part of Franklin's Autobiography here in English for the first time. Ford 449: "Owing to the non-appearance of Temple Franklin's edition, this re-translation of the Autobiography and the collection of Essays has become the 'popular' and one might also say 'Chap-book' edition of Franklin's 'Life and Writings'.... A collection of the 'popular' pieces of Franklin, together with a re-translation of the Autobiography from the French translation of 'Gibelin', the first edition of the biography, and Stuber's continuation. The editing was done by Benjamin Vaughan, who has clearly made use of his MS. copy of the Autobiography in the re-translation. The work was prepared for publication in 1791, but withheld on account of Temple Franklinís announcement of an edition of his grandfatherís writings." Old and detailed bookseller's description tipped to the front free endpaper of the first volume.

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        Aranei; or, A Natural History of Spiders, including the Principal Parts of.English Spiders, By Eleazar Albin, as also the Whole of..Sweedish Spiders by Charles Cler[c]k

      London, 1793. 4to., 28 hand-coloured engraved plates by Basire, Carwitham and Smith, some heightened with gum arabic. [4], ii, 31, [1], 70 pages, including engraved title (lacking the frontispiece, light dampstaining in upper margin of plates, some spotting throughout, lacks the 2 numismatic plates). Contemporary red straight-grained morocco, with intersecting rectangle and lozenge of blind ornamental rolls on covers, by Samuel Welcher, with his ticket. First edition. Martyn is probably best known for his celebrated work the "Universal Conchologist": "he purchased shells brought back from Cook's third voyage, although, as he wrote to Henry Seymer on 9 December 1780, 'I have purchased, amounting to 400 gns, more than 2 thirds of the whole brought home, Nevertheless I do not abound either in the variety of the new or many duplicates of the known ones that are valuable' (Dance, 100). He sold many of the shells, but the paucity of new species led him to modify his original plan to figure two different shells on each plate. Martyn sought to impose order on his subject: his Universal Conchologist bore the subtitle 'A new systematic arrangement by the author'. It had 160 hand-coloured plates, the whole being published in four folio volumes between 1784 and 1787, making it the greatest of all books on shells...Turning thereafter to insects, Martyn produced his "English Entomologist" (1792), followed by "Aranei, or, A Natural History of Spiders" (1793), a quarto in two parts. It included much of Eleazar Albin's well-known work on English spiders, Martyn having purchased Albin's drawings at the sale of the dowager duchess of Portland's museum. "Psyche: Figures of Non-Lepidopterous Insects" (1797) was probably produced privately and only about ten sets of its thirty-two stipple engravings are known to have been published. His only venture into botany, "Figures of Plants" (1795), consisted of forty-three coloured plates without text or captions" (Anita McConnell for DNB). Nissen ZBI 2724.

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        The Plays

      London: T. Longman; B. Law and Son; C. Dilly; J. Robson, and others,, 1793. In Fifteen Volumes. With the Corrections and Illustrations of Various Commentators. To Which are Added, Notes by Samuel Johnson and George Steevens. The Fourth Edition. 15 volumes, octavo. Mid 20th-century grey-green half calf, spines gilt in compartments, brown morocco labels, grey-green endpapers, marbled sides. Illustrations, facsimiles and fold out stage directions. Some rubbing to extremities and general wear to boards, foxing throughout all volumes. A very good set. Fourth Samuel Johnson and George Steevens edition, the most accurate and desirable of all eighteenth-century editions.

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        A group of documents relating to three generations of the Robins family, viz Thomas Lowton Robins, Commander R.N. (1760-1836); his son, also Thomas Lowton Robins, Commander R.N. (b.circa 1790-1852); & his son Edward Berry Robins.

      The documents comprise: THOMAS LOWTON ROBINS, the elder : His commission as Third Lieutenant of His Majesty's ship Egmont signed by the Right Honourable Samuel Lord Hood, Vice Admiral of the Red and Commander in Chief of His Majesty's ships and vessels employed, and to be employed in the Mediterranean. 29th June 1793. 15 1/2 x 12 inches with wafer seal. Folded, old creasing and tears. Laid-down at an early date on linen. Also a manuscript instruction "The Commander in Chief requires that Mons'r St. Julien should immediately withdraw his Fleet into the interior Harbour, and land his Powder, or he is to be treated as an enemy and Fired upon accordingly", with footnote in another contemporary hand "The commander in chief allows six hours to get the Powder on shore and remove the ships". Inscribed in a contemporary hand to the reverse "Substance of Message to be delivered by Lieut. Robins bearing a Flag of Truce to the French Admiral at Toulon August 28th 1793". Together with a 3-page folio manuscript resume of his service by his grandson Edward B. Robins noting that he entered the Navy as a midshipman on board the 'Monarch' in 1780. Regarding the delivery of Hood's demands to St. Julien he writes " On the 28th August 1793 Lt. Robins was sent into Toulon in a six oared cutter with a Flag of Truce bearing a peremptory verbal communication from the Bristish Com.-in Chief (Lord Hood) to French Admiral St. Julien on board 'Le Commerce de Bordeaux' to Land the Powder from the French Ships of War and remove them into the inner harbour immediately as they would be fired upon as an enemy.....immediately after Toulon was occupied by the combined British and Spanish Forces, and from Lieut. Robins knowledge of the French language he was employd at the arsenal at Toulon and was very useful in attending the issuing of stores.....". THOMAS LOWTON ROBINS, Jr. (for whom see O'Byrne 'Naval Biographical Dictionary' London: John Murray, 1849). His permit to travel, printed form filled out by hand, in French, giving Lieut. Robins a "Prisonnier de Guerre Anglaise" permission to travel from Verdun, signed by the Commander du Depot des Prisonniers de Guerre Anglaise and dated Feb. 18th 1812. Also signed by Robins; torn into several pieces with some loss. Contained in a small crimson morocco wallet with flap, lettered in gilt "Mr. Robins, Lieut de Vaiss, No. 1009". Robins had been present at the battle of Trafalgar, as a Master's Mate on board the 'Victory' and for his conduct on that occasion was created a Lieutenant of the 'Victory' by a commission dated 22 Oct. 1805. Also a folio sheet, printed and filled out by hand, informing Commander T. L. Robins that his son Edward Berry Robins is "to be 1st Class Volunteer on board His Majesty's Schooner 'Pickle' at Devonport". 24th Nov. 1830. EDWARD BERRY ROBINS: Certificate of passing as a Purser, printed form filled out by hand, signed by the captain of the 'Inconstant' & three pursars. 19th July 1839. Folio, split on one fold. Together with his appointment as Pursar on board H.M. Sloop 'Racer'. Two sides folio with conjugate blank, signed by Sir Thomas Harvey, Vice Admiral of the White and Commander-in-Chief of Her Majesty's ships and vessels employed and to be employed on the North American and West India Station. Printed heading. Dated Quebec 28th Sept. 1840. Also a tstimonial for Robins signed by Captain Henderson of H.M.S. 'Victory' dated 11th June 1843 and another testimonial, this signed by the captain of H.M. Steam Sloop 'Cormoraunt', 11th March 1851.

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        Cary’s New and Correct English Atlas: Being A New Set of County Maps From Actual Surveys. Exhibiting All the Direct & Principal Cross Roads, Cities, Towns, and most considerable Villages, Parks, Rivers, Navigable Canals &c

      London: Printed for John Cary, Engraver & Map Seller, 1793. needs rebinding; textblock is complete and in Very Good condition,with all 47 single-page, hand-colored maps (two pages for West Riding of Yorkshire) plus accompanying text; However, this copy needs rebinding- both front and rear full-leather boards are present but completely detatched from the textblock; the entire leather spine is gone, save for the spine title (in black and gilt), which is creased and partially torn (see scan). The front pastedown displays the bold armorial bookplate of the Rev. J.W. Wickes, A.M. of Wardley, Rutlandshire. This printing was preceded by the First Edition of 1787, an all maps in this volume show the printing date of Jan1, 1793; there is occasional light spotting and a few stray smudges, but overall the maps and text remain very, very clean, with high contrast, and well preserved; following the maps are six pages of directions, four pages listing the Market and Borough Towns, and ended by seven pages of the Principal Post and Sub-Post Towns, with their Receiving Houses in England and Wales. [TITLE Continued: Preceded by a General Map of South Britain Shewing The Connexion of one Map with another. Also A General Description of each County, and Directions for the junction of the Roads from one County to Another.] Please feel free to write for more details. John Cary has been called "the founder of the Modern English School of Cartography.". Full Leather. Good. 4to - Over 9 ¾" -12" Tall. Hard Cover.

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        An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island,

      London, John Stockdale, January 1, , 1793. with the Discoveries which have been made in New South Wales and in the Southern Ocean since the Publication of Philip's Voyage, 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. Quarto (300 × 240 mm). Skilfully rebound to period style in full sprinkled calf, red morocco label, raised bands with double gilt rules either sides, covers with gilt decorative roll border. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Hunter by R. Dighton after D. Orme, engraved title with vignette, 13 engraved plates, 2 large folding engraved maps. A little occasional foxing, chiefly to the margins of the plates, a little offsetting from the plates; but an excellent copy, tall and mostly untrimmed, retaining a high proportion of deckle edges. First edition, a tall copy retaining the date at the foot of the title page which is usually found trimmed. "Hunter gives an excellent account of many activities, particularly exploration and the settlement at Norfolk Island, which are treated more cursorily by the other First Fleet chroniclers. The engraved plates and maps, many of the latter from original cartography by Hunter, Dayes and Bradley, are very fine. The plates include the well-known 'View of the Settlement at Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, 20th August 1788' (the first published engraving of Sydney) and P G King's 'A Family of New South Wales'" (Hordern House, Australiana 1784–1830, p. 67). "His journal is a very valuable work on the early history of the English settlement in Australia" (Hill).

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        Diodori Siculi Bibliothecae Historicae Libril Qui Supersunt e Recensione petri Wesselingii cum Interpretatione Latina Laur. Rhodomani atque Annotationisbus Variorum Integris Indicibusque Locupletissimis Nova Editio cum Commentationibus III Chr. Gottl. Heynii et cum Argumentis Disputationibusque Ier. Nic. Eyringii.

      10 volumes (volume I-X). Ex Typographia Societatis, Biponti 1793-1801. Bound in 10 uniform contemporary halfleather bindings of calf with gilt decoration on the spines. Nice set, with only very minor wear, ie. a bit on the sidepaper and the upper and lower parts of the spines. Name and date in old hand on the flyleaf.. The monumental work of history in 40 books by the Greek Diodorus Siculus. Particularly famous is his description of gold mining in the ancient Egypt where slaves worked under appalling conditions

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        MISSALE Romanum

      MISSALE Romanum Decreto Sacrosanti Concilii Tridentinii restitutum S.Pii V Pontificis Maximi jussu editum Clementis VIII & Urbani VIII auctoritate recognitum in quo omnia accurate suis locis disposita sunt, & Missae novissimae Sanctorum adjectae. Neapoli, ex Typografia Simoniana, 1793. In folio; pp. XXXI, 428, CXII. Vignetta al frontespizio. Tre tavole a piena pagina incise in rame da Carlo Nolli e Ant. Zaballi. Testo su due colonne, caratteri neri e rossi. Alcune pagine con note musicali. Testate, capilettera e finaletti. Tracce d'umido. Legatura in velluto rosso, decorazioni ai piatti, stemma al centro di entrambi i piatti. Tagli dorati.

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        YOUNG (Thomas) Observations on Vision,

      First Edition, pp. 169-18, in the complete volume for 1793, vol 83, of The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, xvi 567pp, small quarto, a very good copy, bound in early 20th morocco backed buckram, hinges a little worn but still sound, with 22 fine extending copper engraved plates, neat small unlinked library blindstamp on title, London, [The Royal Society], 1769. GARRISON-MORTON # 1486: "The versatile Young is regarded as one of the greatest of all scientists. In the above work he showed that the act of accommodation is due to a change of curvature of the crystalline lens, whereby light rays of various lengths can be brought to focus on the retina." Bound with 20 further papers, FULL LIST SENT ON REQUEST. * Other papers include: GALVANI; VOLTA (Alexander) Account of Some Discoveries Made by Mr. Galvani, of Bologna; With Experiments and Observations on Them. In Two Letters from Mr. Alexander Volta, F. R. S. Professor of Natural Philosophy in the University of Pavia, to Mr. Tiberius Cavallo, F. R. S., ibid, pp.10-44; BELL (William) Description of the Double Horned Rhinoceros of Sumatra, ibid, pp.3-6; SHUCKBURGH (George) An Account of the Equatorial Instrument, ibid, pp.67-128; WOLLASTON (Francis) A Description of a Transit Circle, for Determining the Place of Celestial Objects as They Pass the Meridian, pp.133-153; HERSCHEL (William) Observations on the Planet Venus, pp.201-219.

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        Ideen über die Politik, den Verkehr und den Handel der vornehmsten Völker der alten Welt.

      Vandenhoek und Ruprecht, Göttingen 1793-1796. With engraving on the titlepage in both volumes - one depicting a camel caravan, the other the harvesting of a date palm. The second volume has a nice foldout engraving of Asia and a foldout of the ruins of Persepolis. XII+487+(1); XVI+799+(1) pages. Bound in two contemporary half leather bindings of calf with gilt decorations on the spines. Spines are a little dry and has a few scratches. The sidepaper and edges with minor wear. Inside with minor foxing.. From the Royal Library in Copenhagen with the gilt monogramof the Danish King Christian VII (1766-1808) with on both spines.** A nice set of the first edition of Arnold Hermann Heeren's historical work on the ancient world, where he focused more on politics, traffic and commerce, rather than the more spectacular historical events. A pioneer work in the history of economics, the book describes Carthago, Egypt, the great Persian Kingdom, the Phonecians and Babylon. The books became immediately popular and were reissued several times in the author's lifetime. Uncommon

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        Critik der Urtheilskraft.

      Berlin, F. L. Lagarde 1793. Zweyte Auflage. LX,482 pp. Somewhat worn contemporary half calf with maroon title. Brown stains in large part of outer margin to first 32 pages, just approaching text block in the first pages. No effect on readibility. Light foxing. Stain of about 2 square centimeters on page 171-175, not affecting readibility. Inscribed on front fly leaf (P. G. Ahnfelt). Otherwise a tight and nice copy

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        The Old Manor House. A Novel

      London: Printed for J. Bell no. 148 Oxford Street 1793 London: Printed for J. Bell, no. 148, Oxford-Street, 1793. First Edition. 4 vols., 12mo. In Four Volumes. Half titles in all volumes save vol. II., 1 page of ads at end of Vol. 4. No frontispiece is called for. Complete copy. [4], [1]-280; [2], [1]-320; [4], [1]-353; [4], [1]- 363, [1, ads] pp. Contemporary polished speckled calf with morocco title labels, with gilt stamped lion standing on crossed staves on each cover. Touch of rubbing, two joints a little tender, an attractive copy. Bookplate of Francis Longe, Spixworth Park, Norfolk in each Volume. Lowndes 2418; Garside, Raven and Schowerling: 1793:39 . Charlotte Smith (1749-1806), impecunious gentlewoman turned poet, translator, and novelist. She translated Manon Lescaut and the 'Romance of Real Life,' an English version of some of the most remarkable trials from 'Les Causes CElËbres'. her first novel, Emmeline, or the Orphan of the Castle (1788) proved popular and gained the praise of Sir Walter Scott. The Old Manor House, "considered by Scott her best piece of work" (DNB), appeared in 1793

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        Radjah priant No. 2

      [India: circa 1793]. Graphite and watercolour on wove paper, mounted to a larger sheet, 15 1/4 x 11 inches. An original watercolour study by Solvyns for his monumental work Les Hindous. "Sometime in 1793, though possibly earlier, Solvyns began work on what was to become his life consuming project, a collection of etchings portraying the Hindus in their costumes, occupations, and cultural life ... It was the most ambitious publishing venture yet undertaken in India ... For some time, Solvyns had wandered with his sketchbook through Calcutta and its environs, drawing Indians in their occupational pursuits, their festivals, and the rich diversity of their cultural lives. He drew their musical instruments, their boats, their carts, and their modes of smoking. With genuine curiosity and a keenly observant and sympathetic eye, Solvyns recorded an India few Europeans really saw" (Hardgrave). Solvyns, a Flemish artist, had arrived in India in 1790. He first proposed the project in February 1794, but did not complete the work until mid-November 1796. It was a massive project: purchasing and importing the copper plates, producing the thin hand-made paper for the etchings (the paper on which they are mounted being imported from Europe), etching and hand colouring, were all undertaken largely by Solvyns himself. "Indeed it was the most ambitious printing project undertaken in all India to that time" (Hardgrave). By 1803, Solvyns left India in dire financial straits, his publication nearly bankrupting him. After returning to Brussels, and subsequently moving to Paris, Solvyns began a new set of etchings after his original drawings. This reworking and rewriting took years, and it was not until 1808 that the first part of his new edition Les Hindous was published. Over the next four years it was issued in 48 parts with a total of 288 colour-printed plates, all beautifully finished by hand. The final result, of a quality to a more European standard than the Calcutta original, proved to be an influential model for the Company School of Indian artists during the 19th century who produced suites of drawings of occupations for the British serving in India.The Victoria and Albert Museum holds a set of 248 original drawings by Solvyns (two images short of the complete Calcutta edition) believed to have been prepared by Solvyns for presentation. "For at least some of the subjects, Solvyns did more than one copy of the watercolor in preparation for the etchings, for in addition to the drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, an album that Solvyn's widow, Marie Anne, presented in 1829 to a friend or patron of her husband contained a number of drawings, at various stages of completion, that were later fully realized in the etchings. The album ... contained 41 drawings, some fully complete and watercoloured; others were pencil sketch studies." The present watercolour is from that album. Titled in Solvyn's hand at the top "Radjah priant No. 2" the image was not included in the Calcutta edition, but would appear, reversed as usual (see Hardgrave), in the Paris edition, captioned Rajah Hindoo Prince at his Prayers. Hardgrave writes of this image: "The raja depicted is Ishwar Chandra of Nadia (1747-1802), who, like his grandfather, the famous Maharaja Krishna Chandra Roy, and many of the rajas of Nadia before him, was a Sanskrit scholar and patron of poets and religion. He became raja in 1788 and resided in Krishnagar, then a center of Sanskrit learning, the capital of Nadia and located about 60 miles north of Calcutta on the Hugli river" (Hardgrave, pp. 164-165). Solvyns here depicts the rajah kneeling in prayer on a tiger skin with a pothi (traditional unbound prayer book made of palm leaves) in front of him, with beads (rudraksas) adorning his arms, neck and head and a cloth (gomukha) covering his right arm. Hardgrave, A Portrait of the Hindus, pp.83-84 and 164-165 (the present watercolour illustrated on p. 84 and the finished etching from the Paris edition on the front cover).

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        Materialien zur Geschichte der Critischen Philosophie. In Drey Sammlungen. Nebst Einer historischen Einleitung zur Geschichte der Kantischen Philosphie. 3 vols.

      Leipzig, J.G.J. Breitkopf und Comp, 1793. 8vo. Bound in one very nice contemporary half calf binding with beautifully gilt title- and tome-labels to spine. Corners bumped. Internally very fresh and clean. A very nice, clean, and fresh copy. Woodcut vignettes to all title-pages. (8), CLXXII, 258; 245, (1); 238 pp.. Extremely scarce first edition of Hausius' classic on the critical philosophy of Kant, which constitutes the first collection of materials pertaining to the reception of Kant's philosophy, a work of utmost importance to Kant scholarship and to establishing the entire Critical tradition. The work, which appeared in the same year as Kant's third and final Critique, constitutes an invaluable source for anyone interested in the early development of critical philosophy, "a work which is as valuable as it is rare." (Adickes). "The Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) is without question one of the landmarks of the entire history of Western philosophy, comparable in its importance and influence to only a handful of other works such as Plato's Republic, Aristotle's organon of logical works, and Descartes's Meditations on First Philosophy. The Critique was first published in 1781, after a decade of intensive preparation,1 and within a few years became the center of attention in German philosophy,and shortly after that in other European countries with advanced philosophical culture such as Britain and France as well.2 - 2: As early as 1793, Karl Gottlob Hausius was able to publish a three-part collection of Materialen zur Geschichte der critischen Philosophie("Materials for the History of the Critical Philosophy") (Leipzig: Breitkopf, 1793)." (Poul Guyer, The Cambridge Companion to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, p. 1). " "Materialien zur Geschichte der Critischen Philosophie. In Drey Sammlungen. Nebst Einer historischen Einleitung zur Geschichte der Kantischen Philosphie. " A work which is as valuable as it is rare. After a preface of eight pages, and a table of contents, follows [pp. III - XCVI] a fairly complete bibliography of writings UPON Kant, up to 1793 inclusive [...], of 243 titles [no. 244 is given as an addendum, pp. CLXXI, CLXXIII]. The remarks appended to most af the works cited [some lines to two pages long] are, so far as I have examined them, and I have identified a majority, reviews or portions of reviews from the A.D.B. and the Th.A. The works are grouped in four classes: [1] those of speculative and [2] practical content; [3] those refrring to positive religion and [4] to the history of Kantian philosophy. [...] (Erich Adickes: Bibliography of Writings by and on Kant Which Have Appeared in Germany up to the end of 1887).Only few copies are listed on OCLC, and only some of these have all three parts. It seems that four Americal Libraries own copies: Harvard (Houghton), Columbia, Cornell, and University of Southern California

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        THE FEMALE MENTOR: or, Select Conversations. In two volumes.

      Three volumes [the first two dated 1793, extended to three in 1796]. Contemporary sprinkled full calf, gilt. 12mo. First editions. Ownership inscriptions to endpapers; spines repaired, new labels; corners worn; else very good copies of a scarce set complete in all three volumes.

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        Géographie Moderne avec Introduction. Ouvrage utile a tous ceux qui veulent se perfectionner dans cette Science, on y trouve jusqu'aux notions les plus simples...Chaque Carte sur les marges l'explication de celle qu'elle renferme, la méthode qu'on y suite a pour objet de developper les connaissances qui tiennant a l'Histoire...corrigée et Augmentée des Nouvelles Decouvertes...Capitaine Cook.

      Paris, Mondhare et jean, 1793. Small folio. (36x31 cm.). Cont. hcalf. Back somewhat rubbed and with some cracking along first hinges but tight and not loose. Engraved titlepage and engraved Table of maps (bound at end - bottom a little shawed). With 64 double-page engraved maps (the first 7 are hemispheres, world-systems etc), all handcoloured in outline. All maps have engraved text in borders. On good paper with only minor scattred brownspots in margins. (Plates numb. 1-64).. Scarce last edition of Clouet's fine general atlas, first issued 1767. Phillips records 2 other editions form 1787 (Phillips No. 661) and 1791 (Phillips No. 673), but not this. - Not in Shirley: Maps and Atlases in The British Library

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        Gymnastik für die Jugend. Enthaltend eine praktische Anweisung für Leibesübungen.

      Mit gest. Frontisp. und 9 Kupfertafeln von C. Westermayr nach H. Lips sowie mehrf. gefalt. Kupfertafel von F. F. C. Stoelzel. XVIII, 5 Bll., 663 S., 4 Bll. HLdr. d. Zt. Rümann, Kinderbücher, 150; Lanckoronska-Oe. III, 140; Schatzki 199. HKJL III, 365: "Lehrbuch für die Leibeserziehung, um einer zunehmenden `Weichlichkeit` vorzubeugen; enthält drei Abteilungen, in denen Sinn und Nutzen der Gymnastik erläutert, gymnastische Übungen und Übungen der Sinne vorgestellt werden." - Erste Ausgabe. - Gutsmuths legt mit diesem epochemachenden Werk die erste Methodik des Schulturnens und der Körpererziehung nebst einer funktionsmäßig gegliederten Übungssammlung vor. Die schönen Kupfer zeigen junge Leute beim Turnen an Geräten, beim Schwimmen, Laufen, Ringen etc. Das Faltkupfer am Schluss mit Sportgeräten. - Rücken berieben und mit Resten einer Papieretikette.

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        Gymnastik für die Jugend. Enthaltend eine Praktische Anweisung zu Leibesübungen. Ein Beytrag zur nöthigsten Verbesserung der körperlichen Erzeihung. von Gutsmuths Erzieher zu Schnepfenthal Erste Ausgabe

      XVIII, [8 nn S. Subcribentverzeichnis] [2] 663 S.[8] S. Kl.-8° Neuerer gebundener Pergamineinband mit fabigem, goldgeprägten Ledertitelrückenschild. Rümann, Kinderbücher 150; Lanck./Oehler III, 140. - Sehr seltene erste Ausgabe. - G. "gehört mit Recht zu den wesentlichen Wegbereitern und Neugestaltern der Leibesübungen in der Geschichte der Pädagogik" (NDB VII, S. 351). - Auf kräftiges Papier gedruckt. Wie Impressum vermerkt, die Ausgabe mit nur einem (merhfach ausfaltbaren) Kupfer, (andere Ausgaben mit gestochenem Frontispiz und 10 Kupfern).Tadelloser Erhalt.

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        Der Mäusefallen und Hechelkrämer, eine Geschichte sehr wunderbar und doch ganz natürlich.

      Mit gest. Titelvign. 220 S., 2 Bll. HLdr. d. Zt. mit 2 farbigen goldgeprägten Rückenschildern. Goed. V, 507, 9, 13; ADB XXXV, 177; Vgl. Hayn-Gotendorf 7, 393. - Frankfurter Nachdruck der zuerst 1792 in Prag bei Meißner erschienenen kuriosen Geschichte eines armen "Savojarden", der am Ende des 17. Jahrhunderts "in einem elenden Dorf in einer noch elendern Hütte" lebte und in seiner Jugend in Gesellschaft eines Murmeltiers durch Deutschland wanderte. Der Schauspieler und Theaterdichter Christian Heinrich Spies (1755-1799) schloss sich in jungen Jahren einer Wandschauspielgruppe an, die ihn schließlich nach Prag führte. Die Erlebnisse aus dieser Zeit inspirierten ihn wohl zu dieser Erzählung. "Er wurde berühmt bei seinen Zeitgenossen durch Geister-, Gauner- und Rittergeschichten der rohesten Art, in denen er gleichwohl den Tugendlehrer, den nutzenstiftenden Menschenfreund und Seelenforscher spielte " (Goedeke). Hayn-Gotendorf zählt ihn zu den "fruchtbarsten Vertreter(n) des Ritter- und Geistergeschmacks zu Ende des XVIII. Jahrhunderts" (H.-G. VII 386). - Einband minimal wurmspurig. Titel etwas knitterig und mit kleinem Loch, sonst nur gelegentlich schwach braunfleckig. Mit modernem Exlibris. Hübsch gebundenes Exemplar.

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        Account of Some Discoveries Made by Mr. Galvani, of Bologna; With Experiments and Observations on Them. In Two Letters from Mr. Alexander Volta, F. R. S. Professor of Natural Philosophy in the University of Pavia, to Mr. Tiberius Cavallo, F. R. S.London: W. Bulmer & Co. for Peter Elmsley, 1793. First edition.

      Volta's account and correct interpretation of Galvani's experiments on animal electricity communicated to the Royal Society. "When Volta had first heard of Galvani's discoveries concerning the electrical excitation of disembodied frog's legs, he dismissed them as unbelievable. Urged by colleagues to repeat Galvani's experiments, he was surprised to see the latter's results confirmed, but he quickly concluded that 'animal electricity' played no part in them, and that the spasms were the result of purely external electrical stimulation. Further experimentation with whole frogs and other animals confirmed his suspicion that the electric current resulted from the contact of two dissimilar metals in a moist environment." (Norman). "To Cavallo, Volta in 1793 [recto 1792] addressed two letters [dated Sept. 13 and Oct. 25, 1792] which appeared in the Philosophical Transactions under the heading 'Account of Some Discoveries Made by Mr. Galvani, of Bologna; With Experiments and Observations on Them'. Behind this title lay a long series of trials with metals and the nerves of not only frogs, but also quadrupeds, birds, fishes, reptiles and amphibia. Desering to experiment on the human body, he used a piece of tinfoil and silver spoon seperated by his tongue, ... In 1791 he had been made a foreign member of the Royal Society, and the Society now proceeded to honour him with the Copley Medal, Sir Joseph Banks in his address remarking, 'The experiments of Professor Galvani, until commented upon by Professor Volta, had too much astonished, and perhaps, in some degree, perplexed many of the learned in various parts of Europe. To Professor Volta was reserved the merit of bringing his countryman's experiments to the test of sound reasoning and accurate investigation'." (Edgar C. Smith: Alessandro Volta, Nature, vol. 155, pp. 473-74). Seven years, later Volta's invention of the first electric battery, the Voltaic pile, was announced in a letter from Volta to Joseph Banks and published in the Philosophical Transactions. Wheeler Gift Catalogue 2493.. Large 4to: 295 x 230 mm. Contemporary extract from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1793. vol. 83, pp.10-44. Contemporary plain wrappers, uncut. A little browning and spotting throughout, in all a very good copy

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        Il pastor fido... crisopoli, impresso co' tipi bodoniani, 1793.

      Cm. 31, cc. (2) di cui la prima bianca, pp. 345 (1) + 1 carta bianca. Collazione conforme a Brooks (521-522). Legatura originale in cartonato rigido marmorizzato. Una fenditura parziale ad una cerniera ed una piccola gora chiara all'angolo basso delle prime carte. . Esemplare peraltro genuino e molto marginoso (in barbe).

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