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        Examen Maritimo Teorico Practico, o, Tratado de mecanica aplicado a la construccion, conocimiento y manejo de los navios y demas embarcaciones. Por Don Jorge Juan, Comendador De Aliaga en la orden de san juan, xefe de esquadra de la real armada, capitan de la compania de guardias marinas, de la real sociedad de londres, y de la academia real de Berlin. Edicion Segunda.

      Imprenta Real, Madrid 1793 - Full spanish calf; six raised bands; ruled panels with cartouche'd spray; red painted edges; marbled endpapers. Wear to corners, otherwise a supple and attractive copy. Volume 1 of only one published (volume 2 never appeared). Second edition. 14 pull out plates of diagrams at end of book. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 626; 14 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons FABA, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Kjobenhavns Universitets-Journal udgiven ved Professor Jac. Baden. Ferste Aagang. [ - niende Aagang].

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

      [Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Notizie storiche topografiche e religiose della Valsugana e di Primiero.

      Per Luigi Marchesani stampatore, Roveredo, 1793. XII, 464, 104 p., [1] c. geneal. ripieg., cart. rustico coevo con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo, buchettino di tre 3 mm alle prime due carte, ex libris inciso di nobile trentino al contropiatto anteriore, nota manoscritta d'epoca e timbrettino dello stesso nobile alla carta di sguardia. Giuseppe Andrea Montebello di Roncegno (1741-1813) fu frate francescano. La presente è la sua opera principale e di suddivide in due parti: la prima riguarda le notizie generali sulla Valsugana e il Primiero, la seconda le notizie particolari. In quest'ultima parte si tratta in dettaglio dei più importanti centri della valle (Pergine, Caldonazzo, Vattaro e Vigolo Vattaro, Castelnuovo, Grigno, Strigno, Roncegno, Borgo, Telve, Torcegno, Marter, Novaledo, Selva, ecc.), dei loro castelli e dei loro signori. L'ultimo capitolo è interamente dedicato al Primiero. All'interno albero genealogico ripiegato con la genealogia dei signori di Caldonazzo e Castelnuovo.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        Bruchstücke aus den Begebenheiten eines unbekannten Beherrschers der verborgenen Obern der höhern Illuminaten und höhern Propagande.

      Halle, Hendel 1793. 3 in 1 Band. Mit einer gest. Titelvign. 192, 192, 160 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Kloss 3971; Wolfstieg 41538: \"Selten\"; Taute, Bundesromane 100; Wohl sehr zu Recht nicht bei Hagen. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Das Werk wird immer wieder Johann Wolfgang von Goethe zugeschrieben; selbst einige Bibliotheken über den KVK geben ihn als Verfasser an. In der von Lothar Baus veranstalteten Neuausgabe (Homburg (Saar) \"Asclepios-Ed.\") wird diese These auch vertreten; der bearbeitende Antiquar kann sich dem allerdings nicht anschließen. - Mit Exlibris des bekannten Freimaurers F. G. Irwin (1828–1892; seit 1857 Mitglied in der Gibraltar Lodge no325, später Mitglied mehrerer Rosenkreuzer-Vereinigungen in Großbritannien). - Berieben und bestoßen. Am unteren weißen Rand fast durchgehend tintenfleckig. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        A Treatise of Equity. With the addition of marginal references and notes.

      Wheldon and Butterworth, London., 1793-4. First edition. Octavo. Two volumes: pp x, 449, [14] index; xxiv, 495, [35] (index of cases referred to), [26] (general index), [1] (errata). Full eighteenth-century calf, raised bands, red leather title-labels lettered in gilt. The authorship of the book has been nominally ascribed to Henry Ballow who anonymously published an edition in 1737 but which was so lacking in notes and references as to be useless. It was under Fonblanque's editorship and thanks to his massive additions that the book soon became the standard work on equity. Samuel Johnson claimed that what he knew of law he learned from "a Mr. Ballow, a very able man." Little is known of him but there is an interesting contemporary account: "There was a man of the name of Ballow who used to pass his evenings at Tom's Coffee House in Devereux Court, then the resort, of some of the most eminent men for learning. Ballow was a man of deep and extensive learning, but of vulgar manners, and, being of a splenetic temper, envied [the poet Mark] Akenside for the eloquence he displayed in his conversation. Moreover, he hated him for his republican principles. One evening at the coffee house a dispute between these two persons rose so high, that for some expression uttered by Ballow, Akenside thought himself obliged to demand an apology, which not being able to obtain, he sent his adversary a challenge in writing. Ballow, a little deformed man, well known as a saunterer in the park, about Westminster, and in the streets between Charing Cross and the houses of parliament, though remarkable for a sword of an unusual length, which he constantly wore when he went abroad, had no inclination for fighting, and declined an answer. The demand for satisfaction was followed by several attempts on the part of Akenside to see Ballow at his lodgings, but he kept close till, by the interposition of friends, the difference could be adjusted. By his conduct in this business Akenside acquired but little reputation for courage, for the accommodation was not brought about by any concessions of his adversary, but by a resolution from which neither of them would depart, for one would not fight in the morning, nor the other in the afternoon."Covers darkened at spine and a little scuffed and rubbed at edges. Very good, internally bright, copy. Scarce.

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        Dissertations and Miscellaneous Pieces relating to the History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences, and Literature, of Asia.

      1793 - London, Printed for G. Nicol, 1792. Two volumes, 8vo. Contemporary tree calf, contrasting lettering pieces to spines; pp. [xii], 420; [viii], 411; wear to joints, and extremities; internally rather clean; provenance: mid 20th-century bookplates of David Arthur Pailin, Manchester University professor of religion and theology, writer on theism. First edition. 'Jones founded the Bengal Asiatic Society in 1784 in an attempt to convey to the Western world some idea of the richness of Indian and Arabian culture. Based on a thorough knowledge of Sanskrit, his contributions to the Society - including comparative essays on the Arabs, the Persians, the Tartars, the Chinese, the Hindus, and their literatures - mark an era in the study of the Indian languages, literature, and philosophy' (DNB). These two volumes deal much with Indo-Chinese cultural interchange and the region between the two cultures, the Himalayas and their rich culture and believe systems, including the first published account of Tibet and Bhutan by an Englishman, Captain Samuel Turner, who was sent there by Warren Hastings. The Dissertations and Miscellaneous Pieces contain Turner’s letters to John Macpherson, the Governor-General of Bengal, relating his interview with Teeshoo Lama at the Monastery of Terpaling, and a travelogue of a journey to Tibet made by Poorungeer, a Gosseyn, and his reception by the Lama. Turner’s full report was not published until 1800. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        "The tour of Holland, Dutch Brabant, the Austrian Netherlands, and part of France; in which is included a description of Paris and its environs. Londen: Kearsly, 1772.".

      12º: gebonden in leren band, 256 p. Scharnier platten zwak of gebroken. Lit: Jacobsen Jensen 158, Van der Meulen, p. 28 en 29 (1ste druk en 5de druk, Londen 1793), Bodel Nijenhuis 126 en 177a (Londen 1793)."Beschrijving in de vorm van brieven van een tocht van de auteur, twee vrienden en een bediende in de zomer van 1771 vanuit Londen, Harwich, Hellevoetsluis, Brielle, Maassluis, Delft, Rotterdam, Delfshaven, Rijswijk, Den Haag (zomerhuis griffier Fagel, kabinet van de prins, paleis van de stadhouder met schilderijen, Huis ten Bosch), Scheveningen, Leiden, Haarlem, Amsterdam, Zaandam, Buiksloot, Broek, Utrecht, Gorinchem, Breda, Bergen op Zoom, en dan verder naar België en Parijs. Achterin het boek gegevens over Nederlandse, Vlaamse en , 523, e munten, afstanden en kosten voor het reizen per postwagen. Eerste druk. In een latere druk wordt de naam van de auteur vermeld, met bijvoeging “counsil and recorder of Chichester”."

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        Zinspelende gedigjes op de geestige printjes, ge-etst door Pieter de Mare na de teekeningen van mejuffrouw Christina Chalon. Amsterdam, W. de Vliet, 1793.

      Origineel karton, 32 pag. Geillustreerd met 32 etsen op 28 bladen. Goed exemplaar. Opdrachten door Berkhey aan Christina Chalon en Pieter de Mare.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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      Portland (massachusetts): Benjamin Titcomb. Very Good. 1793. First Edition. Hardcover. The title continues; Being the Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Respecting the Estates of Testators, Intestates and Wards. Carefully Collected. Together with a comprehensive Alphabetical Index. To which are added, a variety of forms, for the use of Probate Courts and of such persons as may have business to transact therein .. A copy of an early Portland imprint. Clean brown leather with red spine label. Text tight, clean & intact. Front hinge starting by spine head, cover firmly attached. Free front endpaper with small piece missing from top margin. Law; 16mo 6" - 7" tall .

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, Bookseller]
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        De suikerraffinadeur of volledige beschrijving van het suiker. Dordrecht, Blusse, 1793.

      Origineel met sierpapier beplakt kartonnen omslag, 8+215 pag. Geillustreerd met 10 uitvouwbare gravures. Deel 11 van Volledige Beschryving van alle konsten, ambachten ...

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        De belegering en verdediging van de Willemstad, in Maart 1793. Dordrecht/Amsterdam, Blusse/Allart, 1793.

      24+144 pag., orig. karton. Geillustreerd met plattegrond en 4 uitslaande gravures van het bombardement, 2 silhouetten in de tekst en een blad met 6 silhouetten. Mist een tweede blad met 6 silhouetten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        Ausführung des Plans und Zweks Jesu. In Briefen an Wahrheit forschende Leser.

      Berlin, August Mylius 1791-1793. - Goedeke IV,825,70 (Bd 1-8). ADB 1,722f. ). Meusel. Verst. Teutsche Schriftsteller 1,145f. ? der evangelische Theologe und radikale Aufklärungsschriftsteller K. F. Bahrdt (1740-1792) versucht in vorl., in 32 Briefen gegliederte, ?Ausführung des Plans und Zwecks Jesu? eine naturalistische, von deistischem Gedankengut getragene, Interpretation der Lebensgeschichte Jesu. Der Autor wurde, auf Grund seiner freizügigen Lebensführung u. nicht zuletzt wegen einer umstrittenen Bibelübersetzung, jeder theologischen Tätigkeit enthoben und 1789 wegen einer vom ihm verfassten Satire gegen das preußische Religionsedikt zu Festungsarrest verurteilt. - "Endlich in seiner "Ausführung des Plans und Zweckes Jesu" (1783) erscheint B., dem alten Freimaurer und Gründer der deutschen Union, gleichsam einer Fortsetzung des Illuminatenordens, Jesus als Stifter einer geheimen Ordensgesellschaft mit drei Graden, bestimmt das heilige Depot der vernünftigen Religion im Stillen zu verwahren, um es gegen Aberglauben und Priesterbetrug zu schützen, wie denn auch schon Moses mittelst einer Art von Maurerei und durch Geheimnisse die Israeliten vom Joch der Aegypter befreite. An den Ordensbrüdern hatte Jesus willige Werkzeuge, die bei den wunderbar scheinenden Handlungen und besonders zur Zeit seines Leidens und Sterbens als stärkende Engel und als Engel in Weißen Kleidern sich thätig erwiesen. Nach der scheinbaren Himmelfahrt lebte Jesus als unbekannter Oberer im Cercle einer Mutterloge fort, in welche noch Paulus aufgenommen wurde. Wie hier B. das Leben des Herrn in einen abenteuerlich sentimentalen Roman verwandelt hat, so war er selbst ein abenteuernder, immer tiefer sinkender Libertin, lustig im Leben, leicht und Alles nur anstreifend in der Wissenschaft." (ADB 1, S. 772-774). 8°. 12 Tle in 6 Bd. Bd 1. 2. 254 S., S. 257-476; 3. 4. S.477-700, 254 S.; 5. 6. S. 257-480, S. 481-720; 7. 8. 238 S., 222 S.; 9. 10. 224 S., 222 S.; 11. 12. 206 S., 156 S. Sehr gut erhaltene hellbraune Lederbände d. Zeit, mit je zwei Rückenschildchen u. floraler Rückenverzierung in Goldprägung. Seiten etwas gebräunt, sonst fast fleckenlos. Mit Schriftzug v. alter Hand auf jedem Innendeckel, e. Besitzervermerk auf jedem Titelblatt, sowie einer handschriftlichen Autorenangabe am Titelblatt d. ersten Bändchens.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book. In Three Parts. (And:) Appendix to the Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book.

      London, printed for the author by T. Bensley, and sold by J. Mathews (et al)., 1793. - Gr.-4°. XXXII, 446 S., (1) Bl.; 54 S., (1) Bl. Mit gest. Fontispiz, 64 gest. Umrisstafeln zu den Teilen I-III, und 32 Tafeln zum Appendix. Rotes Saffian der Zeit mit Blindprägung, Papierrückenschild. Thieme/Becker XXX, S. 570 (ausführlich). – Aufwendig produzierte zweite Ausgabe dieses berühmten Werkes zur Kunsttischlerei, ergänzt durch einen Anhang. "Sheraton (1751-1806) hat nie eine eigene Tischlerwerkstatt besessen. Bevor er nach London kam, arbeitete er bei fremden Meistern; Möbel seiner Hand lassen sich nicht nachweisen. Nächst Chippendale ist (er) der grösste Theoretiker der englischen Kunsttischlerei und zugleich der letzte von europäischer Bedeutung . Der Name 'Sheraton-Möbel' ist geradezu zum Gattungsbegriff geworden." (Th/B.). Die Tafeln sind nach Zeichnungen des Autors, ausgeführt von verschiedenen Stechern. - Bei der Nummerierung der Tafeln gibt es folgende Ungereimtheiten: Auf Nrn. 1-26 folgen Nrn. 25-61, wobei nach Nr. 26 eine unnum. Tafel eingefügt ist. Taf. 54 ist falsch eingebunden, es gibt 2 Tafeln, die mit 56 num. sind. - Das zu dieser Ausgabe gehörende "Accompaniment" ist nicht vorhanden. – Gutes Exemplar, zu Beginn leicht angestaubt, Innengelenke etwas lose, einige Falttafeln in den Fälzen hinterlegt. Zum Teil gering fleckig.

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        Brieven over de Vereenigde Nederlanden, uit het Hoogduitsch vertaald. 2 stukken in 1 band. Haarlem: A. Loosjes Pz., 1792-1793.

      "Orig. karton, 12+505 + 19 p., ill. Onopengesneden exemplaar op groot papier. Het in 1793 verschenen “Bijvoegsel” van 19 pagina's is meestal niet aanwezig, doch wel in dit exemplaar. Lit: Landwehr, Col. plates, nr. 286; niet in Lipperheide en Colas; Bodel Nijenhuis 171 en p. 305; Tiele 407."."Nederlandse vertaling van ‘Ueber die vereinigten Niederlande', verschenen in hetzelfde jaar te Gotha. In zijn voorwoord merkt de anonieme vertaler op dat Grabner zich zijns inziens wat te veel beperkt tot het gewest Holland en wel erg vriendelijk is over ons land, maar hij acht het boek toch belangrijk voor de kennis van ons land. De prenten zijn in deze Nederlandse editie anders dan in de Duitse. Nu betreft het vier ongesigneerde handgekleurde gravures van Hindeloper, Friese, Zuid-Bevelandse en Zaanse dames in streekkostuum. Het Bijvoegsel betreft een brief van de auteur aan Loosjes, gedateerd Steenbergen 2 april 1793, waarin hij meedeelt tevreden te zijn over de vertaling, maar dat hij toch een aantal opmerkingen heeft, o.a. over de Haarlemmermeer, het dragen van borstlappen en turf als brandstof. Eigenlijk blijkt dat hij zich geërgerd heeft aan eigenwijsheid van de vertaler. Voorts deelt hij in een noot wat cijfers mee over de mortaliteit te Steenbergen."

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        A complete account of the settlement at Port Jackson, in New South Wales.

      London: 1793. - Quarto,folding engraved map. Contemporary full polished calf with coloured labels, hinges tender, some wear, an excellent copy. The second first Fleet book of Watkin Tench.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Isles Natural History Books]
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        Partially Printed Ledger Sheet for the Connecticut General Assembly 1793

      Large partially printed folio leaf of laid paper. Approximately 7.5" x 12.5". Old folds, slightly irregular margins, near fine. The document consists of six partially printed receipts acknowledging payment from the Treasurer (printed:"Peter Colt", but crossed out with the name "A. Kingsbury" handwritten in) " full of my debenture, for attending the Assembly oin their Session in Oct. 1793." Signed by five Assembly members: Aaron Austin, Seth Spencer, Elisha Bostwick, Angus Nickelson, and Giles Pettibone. The other is left blank but bears the initials "P.C." possibly indicating Peter Colt. Several of the signers served in the Revolutionary War, with Bostwick crossing the Delaware with Washington and participating in the Battle of Trenton. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Nature and Effects of Emetics, Purgatives, Mercurials, and Low Diet, in Disorders of Bengal and Similar Latitudes

      London: J. Murray, 1793. First edition, xii, [2], 3-286, [2], 287-352pp., (The unnumbered leaf after p.286 is a half-title: 'Instructive failures, with dissections and remarks.'), engraved bookplate of "Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis", cont. quarter calf, marbled paper boards, spine rubbed with a red morocco label. Consists almost entirely of a collection of cases illustrative of his peculiar views as to the treatment by the above means of tropical diseases. Wellcome IV, p.368.

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        Partially Printed Ledger Sheet for the Connecticut General Assembly 1793

      Large partially printed folio leaf of laid paper. Approximately 7.5" x 12.5". Old folds, slightly irregular margins, near fine. The document consists of six partially printed receipts acknowledging payment from the Treasurer (printed:"Peter Colt", but crossed out with the name "A. Kingsbury" handwritten in) " full of my debenture, for attending the Assembly oin their Session in Oct. 1793." Signed by five Assembly members: Aaron Austin, Seth Spencer, Elisha Bostwick, Angus Nickelson, and Giles Pettibone. The other is left blank but bears the initials "P.C." possibly indicating Peter Colt. Several of the signers served in the Revolutionary War, with Bostwick crossing the Delaware with Washington and participating in the Battle of Trenton. .

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        Relation des îles Pelew, situées dans la partie occidentale de l'océan Pacifique ; composée sur les journaux et les communications du capitaine Henri Wilson, et de quelques-uns de ses officiers, qui, en août mil 1783, y ont fait naufrage

      A Paris, chez Maradan, 1793, , 2 volumes, front, [4]-280 + [4]-272 pp, 16 pl, basane racinée de l'époque, dos lisses ornés de fleurons en forme de navires et du monogramme CR [Claude Rey ?], pièces de titre rouges, Seconde édition de la traduction française établie par le comte de Mirabeau, ouvrant sur le portrait-frontispice du navigateur Wilson, gravé par Mme Massard ; l'ouvrage comprend en outre les portraits d'Abba Thulle (Ibedul), roi de Koror et de l'une de ses épouses, gravés par Madame de Gouy, du prince Lee Boo, dû au burin de Mlle Jouan, et une grande carte, des vues, et des objets ethnographiques. Ces volumes relatent le naufrage du vaisseau de la Compagnie des Indes orientales L'Antelope dans l'archipel des îles Palaos en Micronésie et la remise à neuf du navire, grâce au soutien des habitants. Wilson put regagner Macao après un séjour de 3 mois, accompagné du second fils du roi, Lee Boo. Lee Boo est de fait l'un des premier océaniens à visiter l'Angleterre ; il y mourut de la petite vérole 5 mois après son arrivée. L'ouvrage comprend, in fine, un vocabulaire français-paluan. La première édition française a paru en un volume in-4 en 1788. Exemplaire portant le monogramme CR doré en pied du dos : peut-être Claude Rey, élève de l'Institut du Verbe Incarné (nous avons trouvé le cachet de ce dernier dans des ouvrages de la même provenance). Petits trous de vers à la reliure, coins usés, légères rousseurs. Brunet III, 647.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Scelta di Alcune Rime Sacre e morali.

      In Pisa: Presso Ranieri Prosperi Stamp. Arciv., 1793. In Pisa:: Presso Ranieri Prosperi Stamp. Arciv., 1793.. 8vo. 112 pp. Original full crimson red straight-grain morocco, five raised bands, gilt spine title, all edges gilt. Lightly foxed. Early ownership signatures on title: G. Spencer, Naples [Feb.?] 1917; and Anne Fawkes. Fine. DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING with (1) View of the Castle of St. Angelo, Rome, with St. PeterÂ’s in background; (2) St. MarkÂ’s, Venice, from the piazza. Paintings not signed, but the inscription is in the artistÂ’s handwriting. The paintings are likely painted in the early 1950s [prior to 1956]. ¶ PROVENANCE: Spencer, Naples [Feb.?] 1917 Â

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        LE PETIT NEPTUNE FRANÇAIS; or, French Coasting Pilot, for the coast of Flanders, Channel, Bay of Biscay, and Mediterranean. To which is added. the Coast of Italy from the River Var to Orbitello; with the Gulf of Naples and the Island of Corsica...

      W. Faden: London, 1793. Quarto. pp (xi)-xvi, 147, (1, blank), (8, index) + frontispiece view of the Tower of Cordouan + 40 folding maps, charts, and plans + 2 full page maps. Rebound in modern brown calf and red cloth, spine with five raised bands and two labels. Light spine scuffing, the binding is nearly fine overall. Lacking the front free endpaper and the rear pastedown; upper outer corner of text through p. 14 has creases and small chips, with a tidy repair to blank upper outer corner of frontispiece; some light foxing, offsetting in text; crease to fore margin of a number of plates; else a VG clean, tight, and unworn copy, text clean, nice. >>>An adaptation of 'Le petit flambeau de la mer' by Georges Boissaye Du Bocag. ESTC T96575. This is the third printing. Previously issued in 1761 and 1774. Third edition, revised & enlarged, was in 1805. Includes maps of France, Brittany, Naples, the English Channel, Riviera, Genoa, Marseilles, and much more. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required. Binding: Hardcover .

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

      London, Printed for Hookham. 1793 - Modern half calf. Half-title, title-page, list of plates only, with the full compliment of 16 fine hand-coloured aquatint plates in very nice condition. Abbey, Scenery, 38.

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        The Works of Cornelius Tacitus: with An Essay on The Life and Genius of Tacitus; Notes, Supplements, and Maps

      London: for G. G. J. & J. Robinson, 1793, 1793. FIRST EDITION OF THIS TRANSLATION. 4 vols., 11-3/4" x 9-3/4", fold-out map in each volume, complete. Bound in 1/4 brown morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, top edges gilt, others uncut. Inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, internally clean and bright.

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        The History of Dahomey, an Inland Kingdom of Africa; Compiled from Authentic Memoirs with an Introduction and Notes. Unique copy of Hannah Oakford given by her sister, Mary Dalzel, who was the daughter of the author’s brother, & with an 1810 autograph letter signed documenting the gift laid in.

      London: Printed for the author by T. Spilsbury and Son, 1793 - First edition, 4to (10¾” x 8½”), pp. xxxi, (5), (i)-xxvi, (1)-226 (of 230) lacking I2-3 (pp. 59-62) & T1-4 (pp. 137-144), & Gg2-4 (pp. 227-230), engraved folding map (defective with section deliberately cut out), only 3 (of 6) engraved plates. Full old sheep re-backed in period style. Back in six compartments, red & black morocco gilt lettering pieces in the second & third. Five raised bands. Provenance: Hannah Oakford’s copy signed on the front free endpaper. Given to her by her sister, Mary Dalzel, daughter of the author’s brother, Edward Dalzel, who was professor of Greek at the University of Edinburgh. A letter from Mary Dalzel to Hannah Oakford dated 1810 is laid in. The letter mentions “.Mr. Dalzel’s History of Dahomy--- and I.beg that you will accept one from your sister, Mary Dalzel.” Defective copy lacking plates & pages as indicated. But unique family provenance with 1810 autograph letter signed by the author’s niece laid in. H7513 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Basil: J. J. Tourneisen. Very Good. 1793-94. Hardcover. Clean full leather. Spine tooled with arabesque gilt designs. Texts tight, clean and intact. Very lightly foxed page margins. Volume #1, 395pp; #2, 413pp; #3, 430pp; #4, 364pp; #5, 381pp; #6, 350pp; #7, 344pp; #8, 320pp with index. Volume #1 and # 8 published in 1794, all others in 1793. Volume 1 's front hinge partially cracked with cover firmly attached. Spine ends lightly rubbed Volume 8's front hinge has a one inch crack at spine head. Volumes range from G+-VG. Rare, English History; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 2997 pages .

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        Autograph letter (fragment).

      N. p., [after 22 Dec. 1793]. - 4to. ¾ p. Final page of the broullion of a letter to an unidentified recipient, possibly to M. Perrier, director of the arsenal of Marseille, or Sucy, commissaire des guerres. The letter, which contained extensive instructions on the deployment of artillery, was obviously written at the end of 1793 or in early 1794, immediately after the Fall of Toulon, when the Republicans won an early victory over a Royalist rebellion and Napoleon was "inspecteur des côtes". The fragment preserved here begins with the words "Le fondeur est", which are struck out, then continues: "Roux, fondeur, ést venu me demander que l'on fixe le prix de sa journée. La municipalité doit fixer le maximum sur cet objet, comme sur tant d'autres. Je crois qu'il vaut mieux payer tant par quintal de balles que par jours. Vous pouvez, pour cela, faire fixer la journée qui doit toujours être l'élément de toutes les mesures". - Lower left corner torn off (not touching text); some brownstaining, otherwise a perfect sheet. Once in the collection of André de Coppet (1892-1953), now stored at the Firestone Library, Princeton. J. Arnna, Pages de l’épopée impériale (no. 6, reproduced on pl. XIV). Correspondance générale I, p. 155f., no. 130.

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        Praktische Geschichte des Menschen . Ein Anhang zu Funkes Naturgeschichte und Technologie. Neue , mit einer Diätetik vermehrte Auflage. Angebunden: Kupfersammlung zur Funkschen Naturgeschichte . Für Lehrer in Schulen und Liebhaber dieser Wissenschaft.

      8. Gest. Frontipiz, Titelblatt, V, 200 S., Titelblatt, 1 Bl. , 18 gef. Kupfertafeln. Halblederband d.Z. mit Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild. Erweiterte Neuauflage der Erstausgabe von 1793, die 18 Kupfertafeln erschienen erstmals 1798 ff. Besitzstempel auf Innendeckel, die ersten Blätter im Rand minimal feuchtfleckig, Titelblatt der Kupfersammlung und das Inhaltsverzeichnis der Tafeln auf blauem Papier gedruckt, die sehr schön erhaltenen Tafeln zeigen u.a. Wale, Elefanten , Löwen, diverse Raubtiere , Vögel, Fische, Schildkröten, Kristalle, Palmen, menschliche Organe und ein Skelett des Menschen. Gutes Exemplar mit geringen Altersspuren, der Einband etwas berieben, hinterer Deckel im oberen Randbereich mit kleiner Fehlstelle im Bezug . Selten. Schneller Versand auf Rechnung ( Vorauszahlung vorbehalten ) . Versand mit der Post bzw. DHL ( Lieferzeit : D ca. 3-5 Tage, EU ca. 5 - 12 Tage ) .

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        Paráfrasis Árabe de La Tabla de Cebes

      Imprenta Real, Madrid 1793 - formato 4º. portada grabada, 2 h. XL- 219 p. 15 h. 1 lámina desplegable. Bella edición. Además de la Tabla de Cebes en árabe y castellano, contiene multitud de proverbios en lengua vulgar. leves marcas de sello del anterior propietario [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        I LIBERI MURATORI SCHIACCIATI. Origine, dottrina ed avanzamento della setta filosofica ora dominante. Opera composta da Uom pratichissimo delle Loggie, ora tradotta dall'edizione di Amsterdam dal sig.abbate Pietro Mogas sacerdote spagnuolo, confermata con Note relative alle presenti rivoluzioni e novità di Europa dal sig.abbate Pietro Saverio Casseda pompejopolitano.

      per Ottavio Sgariglia, 1793. "Coll'aggiunta di un'Appendice in sostegno della Cattolica Religione". Opera dedicata a Giovanni Sifredo Maury, Arcivescovo di Nicea. Cm.25x17,5. Pg. XII, 272. Legatura in mz.pergamena. Tassello con titoli in oro al dorso. Minimo restauro cartaceo al frontespizio. Fresco esemplare, a buoni margini Incerta la paternità di questa rara e ricercata opera sulla Massoneria: la più accreditata è quella dell'abate francese Gabriel Louis Calabre Pérau (1700 - 1767)

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        45 Acts in One Volume complete, 1792-1793, each with a separate title page with the Royal Arms. Including Acts on Explaining An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen employed in the Royal Navy ; An Act for more effectually to prevent, during the pres

      London: Printed by Charles Eyre and Andrew Strahan, Printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty. 1792 & 1793. - Anno Regni Georgii III Regis Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hiberniæ. TRICESIMO SECUNDO. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Twenty-fifth Day of November, Anno Domini 1790, in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. And from thence continued by several Prorogations to the Thirty-first Day of January, 1792; being the Second Session of the Seventeenth Parliament of Great Britain. 45 Acts complete, each with a separate title page with the Royal Arms, commencing with a 32pp Index 'A Table of the Statutes' 1792. Folio, (302x197mm), contents very good condition, bound in full reversed calf, spine with raised bands, leather title label, gilt, & a red leather label to front board gilt lettered 'County of Brecon', light wear otherwise sound, tight & very good. 1792 Cap 1,2,3,4,7,8,10,17,19,21,27,33,45,51,53,56,57,58,59,60 & 102.1793 Cap 3,4,5,8,12,13,19,23,27,28,35,36,37,40,44,53,54,55,59,64,65,68,71 & 96. Cap 33, 1792 includes a folding illus. of a Naval Sick Chart. Cap 102, 1792 includes a folding 'Schedule' at end. With a 36pp Index 'A Table of Statutes' for 1793 following.A number of interesting Acts including -Cap 33 - An Act . For explaining An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen employed in the Royal Navy and for establishing a regular Method for payment of Wages 1792. Cap 27 - An Act more effectually to prevent, during the present War between Great Britain and France, all Traitorous Correspondence with, or Aid or Assistance being given to, His Majesty's Enemies. 1793. Cap 40 - An Act to continue several Laws, relating to the landing Rum or Spirits of the British Sugar Plantations before Payment of the Duties of Excise, . British Colonies in America . British Sugar Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies 1793. Cap 54 - An Act for the Encouragement and Relief of Friendly Societies. ( 21st June 1793). [Printed 1794.]

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        William Blighs, Kapitains von der Grossbritannischen Flotte, Reise in das Südmeer, welche mit dem

      Bounty unternommen worden ist, um Brotbäume nach den West indischen Inseln zu verpflanzen. Aus dem Englischen; nebst Jean-François de Sürville, Französischen Kapitains, Reise in das Südmeer, jetzt zum erstenmal aus den vier vollständigen Tagebüchern der Herren de Sürville, Labé, Pottier de l'Horme und Monneron übersetzt und mit Anmerkungenen begleitet von Georg Forster; [BOUND WITH] IMLAY, Gilbert. Imlay's Nachrichten von dem westlichen Lande der Nordamerikanischen Freistaaten. Series: Magazin von merkwürdigen neuen Reisebeschreibungen, aus fremden Sprachen übersetzt und mit erläuternden Anmerkungen begleitet ... Neunter Band. Berlin : In der Vossischen Buchhandlung, 1793. Octavo, original quarter calf over marbled papered boards (rubbed), spine with gilt lettering and rule (a little scuffed), front hinge starting, front paste-down with two early Swedish bookplates, all edges speckled blue, [BLIGH] pp xxiv, 274 (pp 161-76 photocopies), 1 folding plate with plan and cross-section of the Bounty, and 2 full-page plates with illustrations of artefacts; [IMLAY] xvi, 168 pp; internally clean and bright. German translation of Bligh's A voyage to the South Sea, a variant edition of Ferguson 147, which was also published by Voss in Berlin in 1793 but with different pagination and plates. A single copy of the present edition, which is part of the series Magazin von merkwürdigen neuen Reisebeschreibungen, is recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia).

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      1793. Leipzig 1801. Martini. (1ª Edición). Rústica. Intonso. Con 14 viñetas y 27 grabados iluminados. XVI + 452 pp. 28x23. Cubiertas y lomo deslucidos. En francés.

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        Scelta di Alcune Rime Sacre e morali.

      In Pisa:: Presso Ranieri Prosperi Stamp. Arciv., 1793.. 8vo. 112 pp. Original full crimson red straight-grain morocco, five raised bands, gilt spine title, all edges gilt. Lightly foxed. Early ownership signatures on title: G. Spencer, Naples [Feb.?] 1917; and Anne Fawkes. Fine. DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING with (1) View of the Castle of St. Angelo, Rome, with St. Peter�s in background; (2) St. Mark�s, Venice, from the piazza. Paintings not signed, but the inscription is in the artist�s handwriting. The paintings are likely painted in the early 1950s [prior to 1956]. � PROVENANCE: Spencer, Naples [Feb.?] 1917 � Anne Fawkes � Purchased from Zeitlin & Ver Brugge Booksellers, Los Angeles [1980s].

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

      London: A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1793. Early edition of Adam Smith's magnum opus and cornerstone of economic thought. Octavo, 3 volumes. Bound in full contemporary tree calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, marbled endpapers. In very condition with some light rubbing to the bindings, contemporary armorial bookplate to each volume, contemporary signatures. Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism. "The history of economic theory up to the end of the nineteenth century consists of two parts: the mercantilist phase which was based not so much on a doctrine as on a system of practice which grew out of social conditions; and the second phase which saw the development of the theory that the individual had the right to be unimpeded in the exercise of economic activity. While it cannot be said that Smith invented the latter theory...his work is the first major expression of it. He begins with the thought that labour is the source from which a nation derives what is necessary to it. The improvement of the division of labour is the measure of productivity and in it lies the human propensity to barter and exchange...Labour represents the three essential elements-wages, profit and rent-and these three also constitute income. From the working of the economy, Smith passes to its matter -'stock'- which encompasses all that man owns either for his own consumption or for the return which it brings him. The Wealth of Nations ends with a history of economic development, a definitive onslaught on the mercantile system, and some prophetic speculations on the limits of economic control...The Wealth of Nations is not a system, but as a provisional analysis it is complete convincing. The certainty of its criticism and its grasp of human nature have made it the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM).

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        Galatée, roman pastoral ; imité de Cervantes

      With a charming illustration by Monsiau, engraved by Colibert and Cazenave, four figures printed in colors. A large paper copy with figures in proof. Blue paper covers, Bradel binding. Title-piece to spine. Tiny transparent spots, a small repaired tear to one plate not touching image. Stamp of Letolle, a Parisian bronze foundry, to title. Chez Defer de Maisonneuve Paris 1793 grand in-4 (27x36cm) 99pp. relié

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        Poems .

      Printed for the author by G. Gower., Kidderminster 1793 - Sole edition. Staffordshire born and Oxford educated, George Butt made a career in the Church of England. 'In the late 1770s Butt was part of the coterie of Anne, Lady Miller . at Batheaston near Bath, and dropped verses into her celebrated vase. He made his name with Isaiah Versified (1784), a work quite highly estimated by contemporaries; several sermons appeared on special occasions, and a collected two-volume Sermons dates from 1791. Butt's Poems in two volumes was published in 1793' (Oxford DNB). The collection is eclectic, with poems on Pythagorean transmigration, a long 'Dialogue between the Earl of Chesterfield and Mr. Garrick, in the Elysian Shades' and poems to Edmund Burke and James Beattie. The first of the frontispieces is a portrait, the second a fine view of the church and rectory at Kidderminster.There is an interesting early manuscript insertion to a pasted slip at the head of 'A Pastoral Dialogue between Basil and Colin. In Imitation of Virgil's First Eclogue' (p. 126 in vol. I) which reads 'This dialogue was recited in one of the intervals between the acts of the Acclularia of Plautus as represented in the Classic Theatre of Reading School soon after the outbreak of the French Revolution. The Curtain rising discovered a Rural Prospect, with Basil and Colin seated under a Beech tree. Colin, who had first finished the air of the Marseillaise hymn laid down his pipe; when Basil, warmly pressing his hand, started up and began the following address.' 2 vols., 8vo (206 × 126 mm), pp. [2], 3, [5], 230; [4], 234, plus engraved frontispieces, both heavily foxed and with some offsetting to titles; numerous early annotations, mostly in pencil, but including one on a pasted sip to an upper margin; mid nineteenth-century diced calf, gilt, spines with red morocco lettering and numbering pieces; contemporary bookseller's tickets (C.A. Bartlett, Bath), armorial Joliffe bookplates, spines worn with one numbering piece wanting. [Jackson, p. 185; not in Johnson, ESTC lists 10 UK copies, but only Harvard, Huntington and Yale in the US.] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anleitung auf die nützlichste und genussvollste Art in der Schweiz zu reisen. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. Zürich, Orell, Gessner, Füssli u. Co., 1793. Titel, VIII, 174 S.; 211 S. Mit 1 gestoch. Frontisp. u. 4 (3 gefalt.) Kupferstichtafel. Neuer Hldr.

       1793 Wäber I, 46.- Reiseführer über die Schweiz, \'in dieser Richtung geradezu mustergültig\' (ADB V, 518).- Titel vom 1. Teil leicht feuchtrandig und mit fachmännisch restaurierter Fehlstelle. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Natural History of Birds, Fish, Insects and Reptiles. Embellished with upwards of two hundred engravings.

      London: J.S. Barr, 1793. An appealing late eighteenth century encyclopedia of nature with short chapters on a number of species of interest including the Dodo, Emu and Cassowary. The plates are small and detailed yet remarkably accurate for a popular publication of this age and nature. Five volumes, small octavo, contemporary red quarter calf; boards scuffed, head and tail bands show some wear, internally near-fine, a handsome and attractive set.

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        Names of the committee of subscribers, for the relief of the suffering French clergy, refugees in the British Dominions.

      n.p. London? n.d. ? 1793 - folio, single leaf with text on recto and docket title on verso, folded for posting, short closed tear in one fold (no loss) but in very good state of preservation. Ephemeral and certainly very rare. ESTC locates a copy in the National Archives, but no other located by COPAC or OCLC. This is a list of some 35 names of the committee members, of which T.I. Hester was the secretary, and a notice that 'the Committee meets at the Free Masons Tavern, Great Queen-Street, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, in every week'. The list is interesting as it brings together, by philanthropic association as it were, not only the drivers of the Clapham Sect (William Wilberforce and Henry Thornton) but others of good will not least of whom was Edmund Burke. Indeed, Burke's history in his latter years suggests that the French Clergy Relief Committee may have been created at his own instigation. London in the mid 1790s was full of French refugees, many in dire financial straits. Among these were several thousand priests, besides 19 bishops and archbishops. 'What one man could do to provide for their necessities Burke did. Badly off as he was he subscribed liberally himself, and he sent a subscription list to his friends, and his example stirred up many to copy it'. [Murray, Edmund Burke>, p.389]. Henry Thornton, who believed that the war with France was 'more just than almost any other in the British history' [Recollections>, quoted in ODNB] was generous to a fault in his charitable giving. 'His charity . was considerable: Stephen (Clapham Sect>) says that he gave away between £2000 and £9000 a year, six-sevenths of his income before his marriage and one-third after it'. [Christopher Tolley in ODNB]. In addition to that of William Wilberforce, other committee members included Lord Sheffield, Thomas Bernard, John Julius Angerstein, Thomas Astle, and Robert Banks Jenkinson, later to be 2nd Earl of Liverpool.

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        A Mythological Etymological and Historical Dictionary; Extracted from the Analysis of Ancient Mythology

      London: Printed for C. Dilly, 1793, 1793. First edition. Edges somewhat rubbed; very good copy.. 8vo, contemporary quarter calf, marbled sides, red leather label, gilt lettering. A concise dictionary of mythology, based on Jacob Bryant's larger Analysis of Ancient Mythology.

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        Apendice a la relación del viage al Magallanes.

      First edition, a fine copy bound in red morocco with the arms of Charles III of Spain, bound post mortem, as the Apendice was printed in 1793 and Charles III just before; normally this work is found bound with the Relación del ultimo viage al Estrecho de Magallanes de la fragata de S. M. Santa Maria de la Cabeza, however they are different publications bibliographically and thus complete in itself, Palau gives the high valuation of 60 Pesetas for 1926 and 1,000 Pesetas for 1969. The fact that even after the King´s death there was a desire to have the book presented with his arms is a testament to the magnitude of the expedition commissioned by the crown, and the respect held for the King. In 1793, an Appendix to the Relacion was published "Obra interesante y bien publicada" (Palau); this part is focused on giving an historical overview of former expeditions to the region, including those of Drake and Bougainville, constituting itself as an invaluable source of information of the Magellan Strait. The illustration comprises a folding map of the Strait. Palau, 352515. Sabin, 16765 (for both parts). Hill, 1756.

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        Revolutions-Almanach von 1794 (und) 1795. Herausgegeben von Heinrich August Ottokar Reichard. 2 Jahrgange (von12) in 2 Bänden

      Göttingen, Dieterich 1793 (- 1794) - Köring 98; Lanckoronska/Rümann 18; Baumgärtel 299. - Die glaubwürdigste und erfolgreichste antirevolutionäre Publikation der Zeit (Mix, Kalender, 137). - Die Tafeln zeigen humoreske Karikaturen auf die Französische Wohlbeleibtheit und britische Hungerleiderey, das Frontispiz für 1794 zeigt die Abbildung des Freiheits-Baumes und der Piken zu Mainz 1793, unter den Kupfertafeln französische Imigranten, Unruhen im Nationalkonvent in Paris, Aufstand der Handwerker in Frankfurt, die Hinrichtung König Ludwig XVI., Reitertruppen der Koalitionsmächte, Abbildung einer Guillotine, Gedächtnismünzen, verschiedene Porträts und Szenen der Gewalttaten durch die französischen Revolutionäre. - Titel jeweils gestämpelt und mit ausgestrichenem Besitzvermerk, stellenweise leicht gebräunt, sonst sauber. Hervorzuheben die goldverzierten zeitgenössischen Halblederbände (4), 390, (2); VI, (2), 342 S., 2 gest. Titel, 2 gest. Frontispize (1 kolor.), 37 gest. Kupfertafeln Halbleder der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung u, goldgepr. Rückenschild, marmor. Vorsatz u. Schnitt, Kl.8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Private Life of the Late Benjamin Franklin

      London: Printed for J. Parsons, 1793. First edition in English of Franklin's autobiography which has become one of the most famous and influential examples of an autobiography ever written. Octavo, bound in half contemporary calf over marbled boards. In very good condition with some light rubbing. A very nice clean example, rare and desirable in a contemporary binding. The most widely read of all American autobiographies... [The Private Life of the Late Benjamin Franklin] holds the essence of the American way of life" (Grolier 21). "A year after Benjamin Franklin's death his autobiography was published in Paris in March of 1791... Known today as The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, this classic piece of Americana was originally written for Franklin's son William, then the governor of New Jersey. The work portrays a fascinating picture of life in Philadelphia, as well as shrewd observations on the literature, philosophy and religion of the time. Franklin wrote the first five chapters of his autobiography in England in 1771, resumed again 13 years later (1784-85) in Paris and later in 1788 when he returned to the United States. Franklin ends the account of his life in 1757 when he was 51 years old. Considered to be the greatest autobiography produced in colonial America" (Archiving Early America).

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        Gustavs Tod

      Hamburg: Carl Ernst Bohn. 1793. First. First edition. Octavo. 114pp., frontispiece engraving. Contemporary full calf gilt, morocco spine label and elaborate tooling on the spine. Marbled endpapers, all edges stained green. Ownership signature of the important Philadelphia Quaker merchant "Thos P. Cope 1801", joints a little tender, spine worn down to the text black, a good copy. Account of the assassination of Gustavus III of Sweden. OCLC locates only two copies in the U.S. (Yale and Harvard). .

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        Five wood engravings of the first Lamb Hill homestead, Warrengate, Whanganui district, circa 1865

      1. Title: Lamb Hill [in the image] From the south west [manuscript]. Image 150 x 190 mm; sheet 175 x 225 mm; initialled in the image lower right JGG. 2. Title: Lambhill [in manuscript]. Artist's proof of the above engraving. Image 130 x 180 mm; sheet 150 x 180 mm; uninitialled; verso with pen and ink sketch of two Whanganui settlers with rifles, approximately 90 x 90 mm. 3. Title: Lamb Hill Wanganui [in the image] From nearly north east [in manuscript]. Image 165 x 230 mm; sheet 200 x 260 mm; initialled in the image lower left JGG; small loss at upper right corner of sheet. 4. Title: Lambhill [in manuscript]. Image 120 x 195 mm; sheet 137 x 202 mm; uninitialled. 5. Title: Lamb Hill [in the image] From the west [in manuscript]. Image 112 x 156 mm; sheet 125 x 200 mm; uninitialled. The artist, J.G. (John Gordon) Gilfillan, was a son of J.A. (John Alexander) Gilfillan (1793-1864), one of the most important early settlers in the Whanganui district. J.A. Gilfillan, John Gordon's father, was a talented artist who had taught painting at the Andersonian Institute, Glasgow, before emigrating to New Zealand with his wife and young family. The Gilfillans arrived in Wellington on Christmas Day 1841, when John Gordon was only two years of age. By the end of the following year J.A. Gilfillan had settled with his family in Whanganui, where he had been allotted 110 acres of arable land by the New Zealand Company in the Matarawa Valley, a short distance from the Whanganui township. He had also been granted a small town section in Guyton Street, on which he built a small thatched house. This was an interim dwelling which the family used while waiting for their farming land to be developed, and it was during this period that J.A. Gilfillan painted numerous scenes in and around Whanganui, as well as several portraits of local Māori chiefs. Many of his sketches and finished paintings from the first phase of European settlement in Whanganui have survived, and provide an important visual record of this time. J.A. Gilfillan had completed the construction of the family's house on their rural property in the Matarawa Valley by the end of 1845, and it is around this date that he painted the watercolour portrait of his six year old son John Gordon, now held in the Fletcher Trust Collection. In April 1847 the Gilfillan homestead was attacked by a Māori raiding party seeking to avenge one of their young men who had suffered a gunshot wound at the hands of a settler. The homestead was burnt to the ground. J.A. Gilfillan survived the attack, despite being severely wounded in the neck, but his wife and three of his children were massacred. Following this tragic incident, J.A. Gilfillan took his three surviving children - including John Gordon - to Australia, where he worked as an artist in Melbourne until his death in February 1864. John Gordon then returned to New Zealand, where he still had family ties in the Whanganui district due to his older sister Georgianna's marriage to Dr. James Allison (1817-67) of Lamb Hill (Lambhill). Allison, another important early Whanganui settler, had arrived in 1840. He had named Lamb Hill after his family's property in Scotland. In 1844 Allison married Georgianna Gilfillan (who had just turned 15), the daughter of J.A. Gilfillan. 'After a period spent living at Wairau, James and Georgianna moved back to Lamb Hill in 1855 where they built the first of the two Lamb Hill homesteads around 1865. This house was of kahikatea, with severe borer damage requiring its replacement in 1880. The replacement was the same in every respect, and on the same spot. The site, a hill with extensive views, was chosen for fear of Maori attack. The lookout platform on the roof was built for the same reason.' (Whanganui Government Built Heritage Inventory) The suite of wood engravings of Lamb Hill by John Gordon Gilfillan which we offer here were probably completed in 1865 following his return to Whanganui from Australia. They show the newly built Lamb Hill homestead belonging to his brother-in-law and sister from four different angles. These images are completely unrecorded. While not the work of a professional artist like his father, John Gordon's engravings have a charmingly naive quality. A copy of John Gordon Gilfillan's journal, containing his account of a journey from Whanganui via Taupo and Tauranga to Rotorua district between February and May 1875, is held in the National Library of New Zealand (the original is held in a private collection). Gilfillan did not return to Whanganui - he drowned in Lake Rotorua in May 1875, before completing his journey. The NLNZ also holds five watercolours which it has tentatively attributed to John Gordon Gilfillan, on the basis that they are in a "more primitive" hand than that of his father (see, for example Maori camp with men cooking). Reference: Smart, Maxwell J.G. and Bates, Arthur P., The Wanganui story. Wanganui : Wanganui Newspapers Ltd., 1972

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        Jefferson-Signed Patent Act of 1793

      1793 - Printed Document Signed as Secretary of State, An act to promote the progress of useful arts, and to repeal the act heretofore made for that purpose, February 21, 1793. Signed in type by George Washington as President, Jonathan Trumbull as Speaker of the House of Representatives, and John Adams as Vice President and President of the Senate. [Philadelphia: Francis Childs and John Swaine?, 1793], 4 pp. Evans 26309 Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson signs the second U.S. Patent Act, which played a signal role in the commercial development of the United States. A key difference between this act and the one it replaced was that, in addition to new inventions, patents could be issued for improvements to existing products. The measure helped foster American innovation, successfully ushering the nation into the Industrial Revolution. We locate no other signed copies of this milestone act. Partial Transcript". when any person or persons, being a citizen or citizens of the United States, shall allege that he or they have invented any new and useful art, machine, manufacture or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement on any art, machine, manufacture or composition of matter, not known or used before the application, and shall present a petition to the Secretary of State . it shall . be lawful for the said Secretary of State, to cause letters patent to be made out ."Historical BackgroundIn August of 1787, well into the proceedings of the Federal Convention, James Madison and Charles Pinckney recommended adding the power to issue patents to the draft U.S. Constitution. The delegates agreed without a dissenting vote. The clause appears in Article 1, Section 8, charging Congress with the promotion of "the progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries."The first Patent Act was passed by Congress on April 10, 1790. It gave complete power to grant patents to a board consisting of the Secretary of State, the Secretary of War and the Attorney General. As Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson personally examined all applications. "He was now able to keep his finger on the pulse of American discovery," Jefferson biographer Dumas Malone observed. "No compatriot of his was so well fitted to enjoy and fill such a position." Only 57 patents were granted during Jefferson's tenure, in part because of his strict interpretation of the requirement for originality and practicality. It wasn't long, however, before Jefferson and the other board members realized thatmore pressing duties left them with insufficient time to assess the applications.This 1793 Patent Act specifically addresses the problem, charging the Secretary of State with issuing a patent to any applicant who complied with a set of prescribed formalities, swore his invention was original, and paid a fee. Also, through Jefferson's private influence, it broadened the wording to include any "new and useful improvement" to an existing product, a definition that remains to this day. To reduce the Patent Board's responsibility, however, the 1793 Act left any claims of the novelty and validity of an invention for the courts to decide. This system remained in effect for more than 40 years, by which time patents-many of them for inventions that were not original-were being issued at a rate of 600 per year. To stem the tide of derivative and useless inventions, a revised act was passed in 1836, which returned to the practice of examining an application before the issue of a patent.Legislative measures signed by Jefferson as Secretary of StateFollowing a law passed on September 15, 1789, Thomas Jefferson, as Secretary of State, signed two copies of each law, order, vote, or resolution of Congress for distribution to the executive of every state. (By the same law, a single copy was distributed to each U.S. senator and representative, t. (See website for full description)

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