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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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        The Botanical Magazine; Or Flower-Garden Displayed? Volume VI

      Stephen Couchman 8vo, early leather spine & tips, with marbeled boards, illustrated with 36 colored plates. Spine and extremities extremely worn, hinges weak, some foxing and aging to plates, but plates generally in very good condition. William Curtis (1746-1799) was trained as an apothecary, but his real interest was in botany. His first major contribution to this science was his Flora Londinensis published in 1777. While a highly regarded work, it turned out to be a financial disappointment to Curtis. He then turned his attention to gardeners, who he felt could pay better for his efforts (Sitwell). In 1787 he published the first, of his enormously popular periodical, The Botanical Magazine. It was the first of its kind, and is often considered the greatest of this type of periodicals, and has continued publication down to the present day. William Kiburn, James Sowerby, and Sydenham T. Edwards were the principal artists who worked on the illustrations with Curtis for 28 years, and it is they who did most of the plates. When Curtis died in 1799 his friend John Sims took over publishing the magazine. The present volume is from the first series, and contains 36 color plates.

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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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        Fables of John Gay; with a life of the author.... (offered with) The Fables of Aesop. With a life of the author

      John StockdaleGay, Vol. II includes the advertisement leaf following the title page and publisher's advertisement on verso of final text leaf for an edition of Barlow's Aesop and Stockdale fables of Aesop (no dates noted). Engraved title page in each volume, plus 112 plates in the Aesop and 70 plates in Gay, 12 by William Blake; plates with blank leaves as guards. A large paper copy bound in polished mottled calf with matching flyleaves, gilt-ruled around the edges and inner dentelles, gilt decorated spine. All edges gilt. Interior has some light offsetting from plates as usual. First edition, first issue of both works with the long "s" throughout. An exquisite set.

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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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        The Cratylus, Phaedo, Parmenides, Timaeus, and Critias of Plato translated from the Greek by Thomas Taylor, with notes on the Cratylus, and an explanatory introduction to each dialogue

      Benjamin and John White London: Benjamin and John White. 1793. First Taylor edition, 8vo, pp. xxiii, [1], 554, [1] errata; slightly later polished brown calf, double gilt rules on covers enclosing an ornate blindstamped border, rebacked, black morocco label on gilt paneled spine; good and sound. Bookplates of Francis M. Cunningham and Prof. Henry Jackson. Brueggemann, p. 154: "The translator's reverence for his author has determined him to aim at literal exactness, rather than at flowing and elegant periods. Accordingly, this translation, with all its singularities and defects, will be found an useful work. The learned reader will find, that though this translation is in certain parts somewhat more difficult, than perfectly accords with the translator's plan of literal exactness, it on the whole gives the sense of the original with tolerable accuracy. Mr. Taylor will, we hope, persevere in his purpose of translating the rest of the Dialogues of Plato not attempted by Mr. Syndenham" (Analectical Review for October, 1793).

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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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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; A Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published: The Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great-Britain, for Near Half a Century, During Which He Flourished. (The Second Edition, Revised and Augmented. Three-Volume Set.)

      Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly London: Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1793. Contemporary calf, gilt-ruled spine, gilt-stamped lettering in morocco spine labels; three volumes; [1] (title-p.), xxxix, [1], 603, plus engraved frontis.; [1], 634, plus folding plate (engraved "Round Robin"); [1], 711, plus folding plate at rear (facsimile of Johnson's handwriting in his 16th year, 35th year, and last year of his life). Volumes I and II rebacked, Volume III rebacked with bottom board in newer calf; spine of Volume I a little dry and wrinkled; hinges of Volumes II and III reinforced. All Volumes -- corners rubbed; scattered foxing throughout. The second edition "was the last actually published in [Boswell's] lifetime. There were also many pleasant and characteristic sentences introduced in this edition which naturally dropped out when the text was shaken together by Malone" (Pottle). A handsome set.

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        Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., The

      1793. First Octavo EditionWith Material Not Found in the First Quarto EditionBOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; a Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published. The Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great Britain, for Near Half a Century, During Which He Flourished. In Three Volumes. The Second edition, Revised and Augmented. London: Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1793. Second (first octavo) edition, revised and augmented, with Boswell's Advertisement to the Second Edition and his Additions to Dr. Johnson's Life not found in the first edition of 1791. Three octavo volumes (8 3/16 x 5 in; 208 x 125 mm). [2], xviii, xxii, xxiv-xxxix, [1], 603, [1, blank]; [2], 634; [2], 711, [1, blank] pp. With portrait frontispiece to volume one; folding Round Robin plate to volume two (opposite p. 450); and folding facsimile plate of Johnson autograph examples at rear of volume three.Contemporary tree calf. With the armorial bookplates of John Curtis Haywood to the front pastedown endpapers. An occasional contemporary margin note or underlining. An occasional few spots of foxing. Stain to upper margin of pp. 515-552 in volume one. Volume one joints, spine head and tail near invisibly repaired. Volumes two and three expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid down. A very good copy.Pottle 81.

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        An account of the foxglove, and some of its medical uses. Bound with: An account of the scarlet fever and sore throat

      M. Swinney for G. G. J. & J. Robinson Birmingham: M. Swinney for G. G. J. & J. Robinson, 1785-1793. No Dust Jacket. Withering, William (1741-99). (1) An account of the foxglove, and some of its medical uses. . . . [2], xx, [2], 207, [1]pp. Large folding engraved fronts. by James Sowerby, version with the artist's name and with lower leaves pointing to the left. Birmingham: printed by M. Swinney for G. G. J. & J. Robinson, London, 1785. Frontispiece skillfully repaired. (2) Withering. An account of the scarlet fever and sore throat, or scarlatina anginosa, . . . 8vo. [2], 127, [1]pp. Birmingham: M. Swinney for G. G. Robinson, 1793. Possibly lacking half-title. Together 2 works, 210 x 128 mm., bound together in quarter calf c. 1793, marbled boards, rebacked. Engraved bookplate. Preserved in a cloth slipcase. The Honeyman copy. (1) First Edition. Garrison-Morton 1836 & 2734.31. Discovery of the efficacy of digitalis in heart diseases, and one of the first modern clinical studies of a drug. Withering's work contains the results of ten years of observations and clinical trials: of the 158 patients he treated with the foxglove, 101, who suffered from congestive heart failure, experienced relief after treatment with the drug, which is today known as digitalis after the foxglove's Latin name, Digitalis purpurea. Modern analysis of Withering's case reports suggests that many of the 57 other cases, such as those with pulmonary tuberculosis, did not involve diseases amenable to treatment with digitalis. Withering himself was aware that these factors might be affecting his results and warned against generalizing on the basis of his cases. Over the ten years of his researches on digitalis, Withering derived what he believed to be the optimum quantity of a single dosage-an amount only slightly less active than the tablet used in contemporary practice. The incidence of side effects of the drug declined as Withering gained clinical experience; Estes and White observed that "it appears that the overall incidence of side effects attributable to digitalis in Withering's patients approximates the incidence recorded by physicians today. One could learn to use digitalis effectively and safely if one had no other text than Withering's Account of the Foxglove". Withering honestly recorded both successes and failures in his trials . . . He stressed that care must be taken in adjusting the dose, and he accurately described the signs and symptoms of digitalis toxicity and established clear guidelines for its rational use. Despite Withering's modest but definite claims for the efficacy of the foxglove, the drug became for nineteenth century clinicians a kind of panacea . . . Only in the past few decades has the real merit of Withering's work on the foxglove been recognized (DSB). Le Fanu, Notable Medical Books in the Lilly Library 139 points out that the frontispiece is colored in some copies but not all. There are two versions of the plate: one, with artist's name and with lower leaves pointing to the left, was copied from the original which Sowerby had engraved for Curtis's Flora Londinensis; the other is the original version borrowed from Curtis, without artist's name and with lower leaves pointing to the right; our copy represents the latter. Estes & White, "William Withering and the purple foxglove," Scientific American 212 (1965), pp. 110-119. Henrey 1505. Hunt II, 676. Norman 2255. (2) Second edition, first published in 1779. A return to the subject of Withering's medical thesis of 1766, his first published work. See Garrison-Morton 5079.

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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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