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        The Military Antiquities of the Romans in Britain / by the Late William Roy, F. R. S. F. S. A. Major-General of His Majesty's Forces, Deputy Quarter-Master General, and Colonel of the Thirtieth Regiment of Foot

      London : Printed By W. Bulmer And Co. And Sold At The Apartments Of The Society, In Somerset-Place; And By Messrs. White, Robson, Nicol, Leigh And Sotheby, Brown, And Egerton. Published By The Order, 1793 - Finely and sumptuously bound in modern gilt-blocked Morocco over fine-ribbed cloth boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 206 pages; Physical desc. : [10], xvi, 206, [6] p. , li leaves of plates (some fold. ) : ill. , maps, plans ; 56 cm. Subject: Antiquities, Roman - Early works to 1800. Great Britain - History, Military - 55 B. C. -449 A. D. Signatures: pi[sup]2 1a[sup]4 (-1a4) a-d[sup]2 B-3H[sup]2. 8 Kg. 206 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CHARLES MARQUIS CORNWALLIS

      London, 1793. Large mezzotint, 24 x 15 inches. Very good. Cornwallis is best known in the United States as a British commander in the South during the Revolution. His surrender to Washington at Yorktown concluded the final decisive battle of the war and effectively ended the military struggle, although a peace treaty took two more years to evolve. Cornwallis served in America from 1776 until his capitulation. He was not blamed in England for the defeat, and by the time this portrait was made he had served as governor general of India and been raised to marquis from the earldom he inherited. In this portrait Cornwallis is shown standing and leaning on his sword, with British troops marching in the background.

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        Thérèse philosophe

      1793 - “Nouvelle édition augmentée d”un plus grand nombre de gravures que toutes les précédentes”. A Londres , s.n. , 1793 . Deux tomes en un volume in-12. 154 et 77 pp. 20 figures gravées en taille douce d’après Borel , non signées (1 frontispice, 8 dans le premier tome, 11 dans le deuxième).On retrouve les mêmes gravures dans d’autres éditions, semblables, inversées. Reliure pastiche moderne en basane marbrée. tranches dorées. Une trace de pliure au dos; Le faux titre est un petit peu sali. Un feuillet réenmargé (voir la photo) . Un manque de papier pp 45-46 du premier tome, sans atteinte au texte (voir la photo). Le faux titre du deuxième tome n’a pas été conservé. Hauteur des feuillets: 13,1 cm. Plaisant exemplaire dont la reliure pastiche est réussie et dont les défauts précités sont très peu pénalisants sur le plan esthétique. Les feuillets sont très bien conservées; en particulier, il n’y a pas de rousseurs. Thérèse philosophe a été attribué aussi à Montigny, mais l’auteur demeure inconnu. Edition non référencée par Dutel, ni par Pia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Illustrationen zu Fabeln und Erzählungen, 1793

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 711 Ätzdruck. Serie: 12 Blätter zu Fabeln und Erzählungen von Gellert, Gleim, Hagedorn, Lichtwer und Pfeffel, Einzeln. Grösse: 4,8 x 3,3 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Darstellung: 5,2 x 3,3 cm Papier: 5,8 x 3,7 cm. Zustand: Guter Zustand. Die Motive sind einzeln ausgeschnitten und auf einem gemeinsamen Bogen montiert. Vereinzelt sind blasse Stockflecken erkennbar. Vereinzelt sind die Kanten unsauber beschnitten. Beschreibung: Sehr seltener Ätzdruck vor der Schrift und vor einigen Veränderungen, z.B. auf Blatt 8 mit dem Fuchs vor der Weiterbearbeitung des Fuches. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. Zustand: Guter Zustand. Die Motive sind einzeln ausgeschnitten und auf einem gemeinsamen Bogen montiert. Vereinzelt sind blasse Stockflecken erkennbar. Vereinzelt sind die Kanten unsauber beschnitten.

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        BREVE EXPOSICION DE LA REGLA DE N.P.S. FRANCISCO,en que Compendia lo que deben saber los Novicios, que han de profesar, para la inteligencia de sus preceptos. Con una sucinta noticia de la Oracion Mental. Recopiladas por el P. Fr. Andres de Villodre...

      Salamanca [Spain]: En la Oficina de Dona Maria Josefa Rico Villoria, por Manuel de Vega, y Manuel Rodriguez, 1793. Two publications bound in one volume. Contemporary unrestored vellum binding with heavy darkening. First book: illustrated with a frontispiece of a pierced hand with notations [i], 112 pages of text; title continues "...Predicador, y Maestro de Novicios en el Convento de Santa Maria de Jesus de Alcala. Con un claro Modo de Rezar el Oficil Divino, y las Rubricas en Romance, anadidas en esta segunda impresion. Con las lecencias, y aprobaciones necesaries: En Salamanca, en la Aficina de Dona Maria Josefa Rico Villoria, por Manuel de Vega, y Manuel Rodriguez...A costa de Don Juan Barco, en cuya Libreria se hallara: Plaza Mayor. Second book, with same publishing information; 56 pages of text. Titled "BREVE EXPLICACION De las Rubricas del Breviario, y Modo claro de Rezar el Oficio Divino, que para la perfecta Instruccion de los Novicios dispuso el P. Fr. Juan de Carva, Predicador Esento, ex Definidor, y Profesor de Sagrados Ritos y Eclesiasticas Ceremonias en la Santa Apostolica Provincia de Santiago de la Regular Observencia de San Francisco." The rear wrapper and the last several pages of text are slightly affected by worming, with minor loss of text. ROME, Church of. Popes. Pius VI. [1775-1799]. Text is in Spanish. Measures 5.75 inches (height) by 4 inches (width) or 146mm x 103mm.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        The literary life of the late Thomas Pennant, Esq. By himself

      Benjamin and John White, Fleet-Street, and Robert Faulder, New Bond-Street,, London 1793 - Only edition listed on ESTC so assumed to the first and perhaps only edition. Full leather tree marbled calf binding with title and decoration in gilt to spine, title on maroon lable, all edges polished beeswax, marbled end papers extremities lightly rubbed, both joints beginning to crack. 2 previous owners book plates on front end plate otherise very good internally. One of the book plates is of Charles Whibley: "Sum Caroli Whibley"' Charles Whibley was a collector best known today for bringing T.S. Eliot to the attention of Geoffrey Faber, this book comes from his library. 144 pages, engraved portrait frontispiece and engraved plate of Fountains Abbey. This copy is missing the folding hand coloured plate which is often lacking. This copy does not have the portrait plate of the Rev John Lloyd which is referred to on the front page as being available separately "The Portrait to be had separate at Mr Mazel's No 7 Bridges Street, Covent Garden". ESTC #T845. This is a heavy / oversized item so may incur higher postage rates. Further details and images are available on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Police de Paris dévoilée par Pierre Manuel, l'un des administrateurs de 1789.

      Paris, chez J. B. Garnery, Strasbourg, chez Treuttel, Londres, chez de Boffe, an II, (1793), 2 vol. in 8°, de 11-402pp. 2ff. avec un front. gravé et 1 tableau se dépl., 2ff. 330pp. 2ff. avec 2 grands tableaux dépliants, pl. basane mouchetée époque, dos lisse orné, p. de t. bleue (cachet ex-libris Fr. V. Raspail ) Précieux exemplaire du savant et homme politique républicain, François-Vincent Raspail (1794-1878) qui fut emprisonné à plusieurs reprises sous la monarchie de Juillet. Il est l'auteur de Lettres sur les prisons de Paris parues dans le Réformateur, le journal quotidien qu'il avait fondé en 1834 pour l'éducation du peuple. Edition originale de ce célèbre ouvrage qui dévoile les "secrets" de la police de Paris sous l'Ancien Régime, dévoilant corruption et abus : censure, commerce de la librairie, liberté de la presse, espionnage, commerce du blé, prostitution, productions théâtrales, comédiens, maisons de force, jeux, surveillance des émigrés, libertins, moeurs, etc. Pierre Louis Manuel (1751-1794) sans doute l'un des espions salariés par la police de Paris, embastillé en 1786, il en gardera un grand ressentiment contre l'administration policière d'ancien régime. En 1789, il joua un rôle de premier plan lors des premières émeutes, et sera nommé administrateur de la police. C'est donc un témoignage de l'intérieur, cependant non dénué d'un certain esprit de revanche. ¶ Le Clère Biblio. police n° 691 " C'est un recueil de tous les potins..." - Goldsmiths 15766 - Tourneux III.14172

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        Traité élémentaire de chimie présenté dans un ordre nouveau et d'après les découvertes modernes; avec figures... 2e édition.

      Paris, Cuchet, 1793, 2 vol. in 8°, de XLIV-322 pp. 1f. bl., 2 tableaux dépl. et VIII-327pp. ill. de 13 planches gravées d'instruments de laboratoires se dépl. par Madame Lavoisier, broché papier bleu époque, étiquette au dos, exemplaire à toutes marges, à l'état neuf tel que paru, condition rare. C'est l'ouvrage fondateur de la chimie moderne. 2e édition publiée par Lavoisier et avec les fautes corrigées, c'est ici la seconde contrefaçon imprimée par de Boiste la même année avec l'errata corrigé en entier cette fois-ci, les planches sont bien signées par Madame Lavoisier. Elle est plus soigneusement éditée que la première faite par de Boiste. ¶ En français dans le texte n°184 - Duveen & Klickstein n°158 "third version of the second edition... printed by de Boiste, but in smaller format and on cheaper and lighter paper... on the other hand, this de Boiste edition is much more carefully edited; all the errata have been corrected as well as the misprints which had slipped into his first printing. The plates are the original one with Madame Lavoisier's signature..." - Duveen p.342 - PMM 238 - Dibner Heralds of Science 43 - Pas dans Ferguson.

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        Forms of prayer, for the use of a congregation of Protestant Dissenters, in Bradford.

      8vo., (4) + 106pp., with p.48 misnumbered 8, contemporary sheep, with 'Grove Meeting 39' in gilt on upper cover, the binding neatly rebacked and repaired, spine lettered gilt. A very good crisp copy.Publisher: Trowbridge: printed by Abraham Small.Year: 1793Edition: First edition (but see notes): very rare. Only BL in ESTC: COPAC adds NLS.

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        La Constitution de la Lune, rêve politique et moral.

      Paris: chez Froulle, 1793. Octavo, good uncut copy; in later quarter red morocco with marbled boards. First of two editions published in 1793. It is of notable rarity, with only five copies of both editions listed in NUC.This work describes the wonderfully liberal state of lunar society, a politically direct and utopian response to the savagery of the Jacobin Terror, which was then at its height. Its association with the events in France is made explicit with its declarative opening, in which the Consul General of the Moon announces: 'Toute espèce d'intolérance en matière d'opinions, soit politiques, soit religieuses, est déclarée attentatoire à la liberté; et sera punie, de la peine portée par la loi contre les conspirateurs, qui ne tendent qu'a bouleverser l'état, en divisant les citoyens'.Certainly the authorities could not mistake the work's tone: seeing it as dangerously politically motivated, they imprisoned its author for a brief period. Lightly browned.

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        The History Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies. In two volumes.

      Dublin: Luke White. 1793 xxiv, 491pp; x, [1], 3-460, [3], 461-474, [6]pp, folding map, 4 folding tables at the end. 8vo. The main text of vol. II starts on p[3], but the volume is complete and collates with the copy in Trinity College Library. Small tear without loss to map. Full contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt decorated spines, red morocco labels; hinges sl. cracked but very firm. Nice copy. Armorial bookplate of John O'Donnell, later ownership name & short note on inner front board vol. I.ESTC T136755. The first Dublin edition. Bryan Edwards, a gentleman of Southampton, was a Jamaican planter and politician and a staunch opponent of the anti-slavery movement. His History, first published in 1793, represented the position of the moderate planter, emphasizing the value of the sugar islands to Britain, and was written largely from self-interest. 'He used his writing to defend slavery and the planters, and yet claimed to be opposed in principle to both the slave trade and slavery stating that he was 'no friend to slavery, in any shape, or under any modification'. In fact, he was bitterly opposed to abolition and tried to counter abolitionist arguments by claiming that the reform of slavery and the slave trade had begun in practice. Edwards also suggested some ideas about the ways in which slavery might gradually be phased out, positing that enslaved people could 'be attached to the land, and sold with it', likening this to the reforms that had once been made to the system of villeinage in Europe.' (Ref: British links and the West Indian Pro-slavery Argument, by Christer Petley.)

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        A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAJE. BY SAMUEL JOHNSON. THE EIGHTH EDITION. TWO VOLUMES - 2 volúmenes in 1 -

      A millar.london 1793 - THE WORDS ARE DEDUCED FROM THEIR ORIGINALS EXPLAINED IN THEIR DIFERENT MEANING.TO WHICH IS PREFIXED A GRAMMAR OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. LONDON. PRINTED FOR A. MILLAR, LONDON; T. BROWN AND SILVESTER DOIG, EDIMBURGH; MOZLEY AND CO, GAINSBOROUGH; AND W.ANDERSON, STIRLIG. M,DCC, XCIII. -1793- DOS VOLUMENES EN UN TOMO. BUEN ESTADO. Ref. Cad [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Kjobenhavns Universitets-Journal udgiven ved Professor Jac. Baden.

      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.Publisher: Kiobenhavn,Year: 1793-1801Edition: A complete run of this academic journal published quarterly from 1793 to 1801. (No more published). Apparently very rare: no copies found on OCLC.

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        Traité élémentaire de chimie, présentée dans un ordre nouveau et d'après les découvertes modernes

      second edition of mention.Binders half brown sheepskin ice in small corners ca 1800. spine smooth decorated with 4 small florets. gilt titles. Lack of upper joint in head Volume 2. scuff along the upper joint of Volume 2. Numerous brunissures on paper. A trace of wetness right- 4 first pages of Volume 2. Chez Cuchet A Paris 1793 in-8 (12,5x19,5cm) xliv, 322pp. et viij, 331pp. (13 pl.) relié

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        The literary life of the late Thomas Pennant, Esq. By himself [hand-colored]

      London Sold by Benjamin and John White, Fleet-Street, and Robert Faulder, New Bond Street M.DCC.XCIII. [1793] 4to: [6],144pp, copper-engraved portrait frontispiece of Pennant ("Tho.s Gainsborough, pinx.t 1776, engraved by W. Ridley"), two copper-engraved full-page plates (view of the Church of Fountains Abby and portrait of the reverend John Lloyd ("constant friend companion & assistant to Thomas Pennant"

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        Gesamtansicht, "Vue de Stockholm du coté méridional - Utyigt af Stockholm frain Sradens södra sida".

      - Aquatinta ( anonym ) n. J.F. Martin, dat. 1793, 34,5 x 52,5 Unten links mit Nummer "6" bezeichnet

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        Mémoires secrets et curieux des Cours, des gouvernements et des moeurs des principaux états d'Italie.

      Buisson,, Paris, 1793 - Tre volumi di cm. 18, pp. (4) viii, 495 (1); (4) 478; (4) 480. Solida legatura del tempo in mezza pelle con punte, dorsi lisci con filetti e titoli in oro su tasselli. Qualche macchietta sparsa (di lieve entità) al terzo volume, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale, rara di un’opera di grande interesse storico ed economico. A testimonianza, le ristampe dell'anno successivo a Londra e a Francoforte in traduzione tedesca. D'Ancona: p. 60: "Il I vol. riguarda il regno di Napoli, il II Roma e lo Stato della Chiesa, il III Lucca, la Toscana, o per dir meglio Livorno, e poi Modena (ca. 120 pp.), Parma, Genova, la Corsica (30 pp.) e il Principato di Monaco. L'opera del Conte, poi cittadino Gorani milanese (Milano, 1740 - Ginevra, 1819), è di molta importanza, e meriterebbe di essere rimessa in onore, corredandola di opportune illustrazioni. Ci possono essere degli sbagli e dei giudizi men retti, dovuti alle opinioni giacobine dell'A., ma il fondo è veridico, e le notizie abbondanti e svariate.". L'A. ebbe una vita avventurosa e ricca di incontri proficui e importanti: formatosi nella Milano dei Verri e dei Beccaria, combatté contro i Prussiani, da cui fu fatto prigioniero. In Germania ebbe modo di seguire delle lezioni di Kant e di apprezzare la figura di sovrano illuminato di Federico II. Dopo il ritorno in patria, intraprese un lungo viaggio che lo portò in giro per l'Italia, la Corsica, la Sardegna e poi l'oriente: Grecia, Impero turco e paesi balcanici. Fu poi in Spagna, Portogallo e infine Vienna, dove divenne funzionario di Maria Teresa, finché egli non espresse con troppa franchezza all'imperatrice la sua avversione nei confronti di Firmian e di Kaunitz. Dopo un breve viaggio in Inghilterra e in Francia, raggiunse Costantinopoli, dove cercò, forse su consiglio del Voltaire, di restaurare al trono i vecchi Commeni. Soggiornò di nuovo a Milano, quindi visitò il Regno di Napoli e Roma. Fu quindi in Svizzera e poi in Francia, dove dal 1790 fissò la propria residenza, divenendo cittadino francese e avvicinandosi ad alcuni intellettuali, tra cui Condorcet, Bailly, Barthélemy e Mirabeau. Di questi tracciò poi spregiudicati profili nei suoi Mémoires. Nel 1793 riparò di nuovo in Svizzera fuggendo il Terrore. In quell'anno ".egli fece uscire a Parigi i Mémoires secrets, i quali gli suscitarono l'odio di alcuni sovrani, soprattutto di Maria Carolina di Napoli, che lo perseguitò. I Mèmoires,non sono opera di gran valore per la storia del pensiero del G., ché egli mirò a raccontare avventure, viaggi, amori e a descrivere la corruzione delle corti italiane, piuttosto che spiegare il corso delle proprie idee politiche e filosofiche." (Diz. lett. it. Laterza, III pp. 166-169). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An essay on the best means of providing employment for the people.

      8vo., xxxii + 365 + (2)pp., printed on thick paper, complete with both the half-title and final errata leaf, some preliminary leaves and several text margins lightly dampstained, but overall a fine, crisp, copy in contemporary tree calf, the spine simply gilt with a crimson lettering piece. With the 19th century armorial bookplate of William Mussenden.Publisher: Dublin: printed by Bonham. Published by Mercier & Co.Year: 1793Edition: First edition. Goldsmiths 15519. Kress B.2471. Bradshaw 2730. McCulloch p.284. Amex 114. Williams II, p.220.

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        Travels in India, during the Years 1780, 1781, 1782, & 1783

      London: printed for the author, and sold by J. Edwards, , 1793. Quarto (286 x 230 mm). Contemporary marbled calf, raised bands to spine, foliate vignettes gilt to compartments between gilt rules, black morocco label, fillet and oak-leaf borders gilt to sides, sprinkled edges, green endpapers, bound purple silk page-marker. 14 engraved plates (9 of them views) by Medland, Byrne, Angus and others after Hodges, large folding engraved map of part of Bengal and Bihar. With the directions to the binder bound in. Joints and extremities rubbed, a few light scuffs and scattered faint craquelure to sides, tide-mark to top edge of pp. 92-3, the text unaffected, otherwise a few trivial spots or marks, Pass at Sicri Gully and Zananah plates transposed, very short closed tear to folding map stub. An excellent copy, the contents crisp and fresh and with no trace of the usual offsetting or browning. First edition, in a superior Regency binding. "The first professional landscape artist to visit India and please such tastes [for the picturesque and the sublime] was William Hodges (1744-1797). He went with a highly individual vision and style of painting which had been formed while he was official artist on Captain Cook's second voyage to the Pacific between 1772 and 1775. Hodges had served his apprenticeship with Richard Wilson and had learnt to paint landscapes in the classical tradition, producing calm wooded scenes lit by a soft glow, the foreground peopled with classical figures. With Captain Cook Hodges was suddenly jerked into observing nature in a completely different way ? [His] first year in India was disappointing. Hodges' health was poor and the Second Mysore War (1780-84) against Haidar Ali was in progress. This made it impossible for him to explore the countryside of South India freely and he was confined to Madras and its immediate environs. On moving to Calcutta in February 1781, however, he was to travel far more widely through the generosity and patronage of the Governor-General, Warren Hastings, a man of broad culture. During 1781 Hodges made two tours up-country with him during which he saw the ruins of many Muslim palaces, tombs and mosques. The next year he found a patron in Augustus Cleveland, a liberal administrator stationed at Bhagalpur in Bihar. Touring with him Hodges saw a very different India - the forested tracts inhabited by an aboriginal people, the Paharias. During 1783 he made a long expedition up-country to join Major Brown who was heading a diplomatic embassy to the Mughal Emperor. Hodges was now able to see the great Mughal monuments at Agra and Sikandra. He returned through Central India to Calcutta via Lucknow and left India in November 1783" (Archer & Lightbown, India Observed: India as viewed by British Artists 1760-1860, Victoria and Albert Museum 1982, pp. 8-9). There was a second edition of Travels in India the following year.

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

      

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        The Statistical Account of Scotland. Drawn up from the Communications of the ministers of the Different Parishes. Collection of five Volumes including Volumes 7 (1793), 8 (1793), 10 (1794), 11 (1794) and 19 (1797). Including the County of Fife, County of Ayr, Syno of Glasgow etc.

      Original Edition. 5 Volumes. Edinburgh, William Creech, 1793 - 1797. Octavo. Collation: Volume 7: VI, 625 pages / Volume 8: (3), 650 pages / Volume 10: VIII, 637 pages / Volume 11: (4), 627 pages / Volume 19: VI, 631 pages. Illustrated with maps and illustrations ! Modern Hardcover (half cloth with marbled-paper covered boards. New endpapers. Excellent recent Masterbindings). Excellent condition of all five Volumes. Paper and illustrations in wonderful condition. Volume 7 includes for example: Stevenston/ Ardroffan/ Minnigaff/ Paifley/ Abbey of Ditto/ New Kilpatrick/ Westruther/ Walston/ Glenfheil/ Stow/ Port of Monteith/ Glasford/ Kilbirny/ Drummelzier/ Broughton/ Contin/ Irvine/ Kirkgunzeon/ Nigg/ Belhelvie/ Balmaclellan/ Lochmaben/ Urray/ Ratho/ East Monkland/ Lundie and Foulis/ Mouswald/ Cummertrees/ Ballingry/ Gladfmuir etc.nn_____________nnVolume 8 includes for Example: Parishes of: Dornoch/ Eckford/ Gigha and Cara/ Ladykirk/ Douglas/ Tweedfmuir/ Kilmartin/ Auchtertoul/ Carluke/ Canifbay/ Newburgh/ Dundee/ Cromdale/ Tough/ Stirling/ Kelton/ Applegarth/ Beith/ Guthrie/ Glenorchy and Inifhail/ Criech/ Duffus/ Dumbarny/ Kilmalie/ Torryburn/ Ferry-Port-on-Craig/ Logie/ Cadder/ Muthil/ Moy and Dalaroffie/ Lefly/ Hawick/ Clatt/ Drymen/ Edenkeillie/ Moivaird and Strowan/ Kilbride in Arran/ Moonzie/ Symington/ Alloa etc.nn_____________nnVolume 10 includes for example: Wick/ Dailly/ Kilcalmonell and Kilberry/ Kirklifton/ Kirktoun/ Tranent/ Edzell/ Aberfoyl/ Culrofs/ Morton/ Athelftaneford/ Kirkurd/ Botriphnie/ Breffay and Burray/ Leffuden or St. Bofwell's/ Newbattle/ Ruthwell/ Glendovan/ Cluny/ Salton/ Morven/ Lafwade/ Ancrum/ Clyne/ Saline/ Kilninver & Kilmilford/ Carnwath/ Harris/ Tiry/ Pennycuik/ Kirkconnell/ Lochbroom/ Kirkofwald/ Inverkeithing/ Campbelton/ Cortachy and Clova/ Kelfo/ Fala and Soutra/ Methven/ New Spynie etc.nn_____________nnVolume 11 includes for example: Kirkcudbright/ Borgue/ Rerrick/ Urr/ Prefton-kirk/ Ecclefgreig or St. yrus/ Foulden/ Kilmore and Kilbride/ Garlley/ Kilwinning/ Comrie/ Forbes and Kearn/ Cameron/ Kilmaronock/ Airly/ Dunnottar/ Eccles/ Dunnet/ Wattin/ Kilchoman/ Kildalton/ Killarrow and Kilmeny/ Ednam/ Girthon/ Oxnam/ Rofemarkie/ Denino/ Fintry/ St. Mungo/ Cambray, or Cimbraes/ King-Edward/ Crimond/ Lochalfh/ Auchinleck/ Abernethy/ Glenbervie/ Keig/ Edderton/ Huntly/ Carnock/ Chapel of Garioch/ Inverkeithny/ Alves/ Wefterkird/ Newton/ Roberton/ Tulliallan/ Croy/ Lairg/ Callander/nn_____________nnVolume 19 includes for example: Halkirk/ Falkirk/ Roxburgh/ Aberdeen/ Alnefs/ Stornoway/ Barvas/ Lochs/ Uig/ Rhynie and Effie/ Aboyne and Glentanar/ Boyndie/ South Knapdale/ Kinclaven/ Bendothy/ Tannadice/ Rothiemay/ Orphir/ Kilmany/ Dunning/ Tundergarth/ Annan/ Tarbolton/ Longforgan/ Madderty/ Minto/ Collington/ Innerleithen/ Glenbucket/ Yetholm/ Auldearn/ Killean and Kilchenzie etc.nn

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        Le Nouveau Testament en latin et en français, traduit par Sacy. Edition ornée de Figures gravées sur les Dessins de Moreau le Jeune.

      Edition illustrated first edition of 4 frontispieces and 81 figures by Moreau The young, and engraved by Dambrun, Baquoy, Simonet, etc.Bound in full red morocco long grain (Russian leather) contemporary. Back smooth decorated with jewels and 4 wheels. Gilt titles. Net and frieze of framing on the boards. Greek interior framing. gilt edges. Foxing Pearses Chez Saugrain A Paris 1793 Grd. in-8 (15,5x24cm) (4) 327pp. et (4) 345pp. et (4) 207pp. et (4) 263pp. 4 volumes reliés

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        Das entdeckte Geheimniss der Natur im Bau und in der Befruchtung der Blumen....

      Berlin: Friedrich Vieweg, 1793. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. [2], 444 pp., [2]. Engraved title by W. Arndt and C. Jack after Sprengel and Jack and 25 engraved plates by J.S. Capieux, A. Wohlgemuth and J.D.H. after Sprengel. Ink annotations on first free endpaper, some plates with folds, very minor dampstaining to title and first pages, some foxing. Modern half leather. ----Dibner 30; Sparrow 184; Nissen, BBI 1883; Stafleu-C. 12.672; DSB XII, p.588; Norman 1990. - FIRST EDITION. AN IMPORTANT WORK THAT FIRST DEFINED THE FUNCTION OF INSECTS IN PLANT POLLINATION, AND 'PROVIDED DARWIN WITH EVIDENCE FOR HIS THEORY OF EVOLUTION' (DSB XII, p.588). A student of Ernst Ludwig Heim (who also taught Alexander von Humboldt), Sprengel commenced his study of pollination in geraniums in 1787, and the function of insects and the flower's structures in the process, leading him to interpret the 'mystery' of the flower's botanical attributes through pollination and hence reproduction. 'His rediscovery of dichogamy ... led him to one of his major conclusions: "Nature appears not to have intended that any flower should be fertilized by its own pollen". This doctrine, together with the even more important view of the close integration of floral structures with insect visitation, was the first attempt to explain the origin of organic forms from definite relations to the environment' (DSB). However, Sprengel's ideas were not understood or appreciated at the time of publication, and his work remained little-known in his lifetime. It was only when a later generation of botanists investigated the field that the significance of Sprengel's work was understood, as Darwin acknowledged in The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilization in the Vegetable Kingdom: 'Long before I had attended to the fertilisation of flowers, a remarkable book appeared in 1793 in Germany ... by C.K. Sprengel, in which he clearly proved by innumerable observations, how essential a part insects play in the fertilisation of many plants. But he was in advance of his age, and his discoveries were for a long time neglected. Very Good....

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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the original tongues; and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by His Majesty's special command.

      [with] O.T. Psalms. English.1795. Paraphrases. The Psalms of David in metre. Translated, and diligently compared with the original text, and former translations. More plain, smooth, and agreeable to the text, than any heretofore. Allowed by the authority of the General Assembly of the Kirk of Scotland, and appointed to be sung in congregations and families. Edinburgh: Mark & Charles Kerr, 1795. 4to. [24] ff. The Kerrs, printers to His Majesty, published a number of Bibles in the late 18th century, with minor to significant variations among the editions -- including several different formats in 1793. In the present (uncommon) large quarto edition, the Apocrypha are not present although listed in table of contents, but the signatures of the Old and New Testaments are continuous and uninterrupted; the New Testament has a separate title-page. This edition ends with leaf 6M4 and does not match Darlow and Moule 957 (Edinburgh: M. & C. Kerr, 1793), described as a folio with text ending on 9R2, although that entry's statement that "The insertion of the Apocrypha interrupts the signatures" would seem to explain the absence of the non-integral Apocrypha; the accompanying Scotch Metrical Psalms of 1795 are also present in Darlow and Moule's listing. Herbert finds additional Kerr printings of 1793, but none that match the format and collation of this copy. Scarce: ESTC, OCLC, and NUC Pre-1956 find only two U.S. holdings. Provenance: The beautifully written ownership note, "Rebecca Jane Emack," at top of first text leaf.

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        James Cook.

      [Holland]: Klauber, 1793. Engraved portrait, 19.7 x 13.7 cm. Most uncommon: an apparently separately-issued engraving of Captain Cook, based on the famous Nathaniel Dance/Sherwin engraving of 1779. This famous portrait is the trademark image of Cook, and this is a fine eighteenth-century version.The engraving is based on Nathaniel Dance's portrait, now held in the National Maritime Museum in the Greenwich Hospital Collection. The portrait was commissioned by Joseph Banks, and Cook is known to have sat for Dance in 1776, before sailing on his third voyage. This version was engraved by Ignaz Sebastian KlauberThe engraving was copied for the first Dutch collected edition of Cook's voyages (Forbes 247).This is a conspicuously rare portrait, and we have never handled another copy. It was known to Beddie through single copies in both the Mitchell and Dixson collections; another copy is also known from the Rex Nan Kivell collection in the National Library of Australia. An excellent impression.

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        Travels in India, during the Years 1780, 1781, 1782, & 1783.

      London: printed for the author, and sold by J. Edwards, 1793 - Quarto (286 x 230 mm). Contemporary marbled calf, raised bands to spine, foliate vignettes gilt to compartments between gilt rules, black morocco label, fillet and oak-leaf borders gilt to sides, sprinkled edges, green endpapers, bound purple silk page-marker. With the directions to the binder bound in. Joints and extremities rubbed, a few light scuffs and scattered faint craquelure to sides, tide-mark to top edge of pp. 92-3, the text unaffected, otherwise a few trivial spots or marks, Pass at Sicri Gully and Zananah plates transposed, very short closed tear to folding map stub. An excellent copy, the contents crisp and fresh and with no trace of the usual offsetting or browning. 14 engraved plates (9 of them views) by Medland, Byrne, Angus and others after Hodges, large folding engraved map of part of Bengal and Bihar. First edition, in a superior Regency binding. "The first professional landscape artist to visit India and please such tastes [for the picturesque and the sublime] was William Hodges (1744-1797). He went with a highly individual vision and style of painting which had been formed while he was official artist on Captain Cook's second voyage to the Pacific between 1772 and 1775. Hodges had served his apprenticeship with Richard Wilson and had learnt to paint landscapes in the classical tradition, producing calm wooded scenes lit by a soft glow, the foreground peopled with classical figures. With Captain Cook Hodges was suddenly jerked into observing nature in a completely different way [His] first year in India was disappointing. Hodges' health was poor and the Second Mysore War (1780-84) against Haidar Ali was in progress. This made it impossible for him to explore the countryside of South India freely and he was confined to Madras and its immediate environs. On moving to Calcutta in February 1781, however, he was to travel far more widely through the generosity and patronage of the Governor-General, Warren Hastings, a man of broad culture. During 1781 Hodges made two tours up-country with him during which he saw the ruins of many Muslim palaces, tombs and mosques. The next year he found a patron in Augustus Cleveland, a liberal administrator stationed at Bhagalpur in Bihar. Touring with him Hodges saw a very different India - the forested tracts inhabited by an aboriginal people, the Paharias. During 1783 he made a long expedition up-country to join Major Brown who was heading a diplomatic embassy to the Mughal Emperor. Hodges was now able to see the great Mughal monuments at Agra and Sikandra. He returned through Central India to Calcutta via Lucknow and left India in November 1783" (Archer & Lightbown, India Observed: India as viewed by British Artists 1760-1860, Victoria and Albert Museum 1982, pp. 8-9). There was a second edition of Travels in India the following year. Riddick, History of British India, pp. 170-2. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        CARTA GENERALE DELL'ITALIA DIVISA NEI SUOI STATI E PROVINCIE DELINEATA SULLE ULTIME OSSERVAZIONI ED INCISA DAL P. D. GIO. M. CASSINI C.R.S.

      1793. Rappresentazione della maggior parte dell'Italia settentrionale in tre fogli (tavv. n. 1; 2; 3) con l'aggiunta della tavola n. 13 relativa al cartiglio di mm 388x615 della famosa carta di Cassini che completa è composta da 15 fogli, per una misura complessiva di mm 2020x1940 ca. Bibliografia: Arrigoni-Bertarelli, n. 82 (incompleta); Borri, pp. 172-173

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        Autograph inscription signed ("auctor"), from the first edition of "Religion Within the Bounds of Bare Reason". N. p., [c. 1793].

      1793. 8vo. ½ p. Addenda. Inscribed to his former student Carl Gottlieb Fischer, in Latin, on a blank sheet formerly constituting the flyleaf of "Die Religion innerhalb der Grenzen der bloßen Vernunft": "VIRO | docto, cordato, integerrimo, | Carol. Theophil. Fischer, | Christianismi veri | Praeconi ac Exemplo, | Amico exoptatissimo, | libellum hunc | D[at].D[icat].D[edicat]. | auctor". - At the bottom of the page is a certificate of authenticity by Justus Florian Lobeck, Secretary of the Royal Library at Königsberg, dated June 15, 1850, attesting that the rare Kant autograph was removed from the volume presented to Fischer. C. T. Fischer (1745-1801) was a hospital priest in Königsberg from 1787 and an admirer of Kant. In a letter from him to Kant on January 29, 1794, Fischer thanks him for "the gift of Religion [...] from the hand of its author" (transl.; Kant: AA XI, Briefwechsel 1794, p. 486, no. 615). - Some brownstaining. Includes two later letters and a postcard referring to the quotation.

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         Le joujou des Demoiselles ou choix de poésies luxurieuses, à l'usage des menus plaisirs du beau sexe libertin.

      à Vitapolis, du boudoir de Mademoiselle Conine, 1793, in 16, de 108pp., ill. d'un frontispice très leste gravé, pl. veau raciné époque, dos lisse orné, guirlande dorée sur les plats, tr. dorées, bel exemplaire (de la bibliothèque A.R. Le Conte Boudeville, avec son ex-libris Art Nouveau contrecollé in fine). Rarissime édition de ce curiosa illustré d'une figure libre en frontispice. Ce recueil de contes, anecdotes et épigrammes érotiques est attribué à l'abbé Jouffreau de Lazarie (selon Pia et Gay). Il fait la part belle aux femmes qui, dans cet ouvrage, sont "indécises et volages, changeant d'avis comme de vits, elles voudraient, dans le même lit, mari par derrière et amant par devant, se piquent de réconcilier ainsi le coeur et l'esprit " (Dictionnaire des oeuvres érotiques). Ces courtes pièces pornographiques en vers furent publiées la première fois vers 1750. Réimprimées plusieurs fois, elles sont souvent illustrées dans le texte de vignettes "pour la plupart d'une exécution assez médiocre; quelques-unes sont grivoises aucune n'est libre; mais il n'en est pas de même du texte qui est un recueil de poésies licencieuses" (Cohen). ¶ Aucun exemplaire de cette édition au cat. CCFR - 1 seul exemplaire au cat. KVK (Wien Rathaus) - Aucun exemplaire dans OCLC - Gay Amour, femmes II. 730 - ni Pia (I. p.649), ni Cohen (p. 521) ne mentionnent cette édition.

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        A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland ... The figures by James Sowerby.

      London: Published by J. Sowerby, 1793. Quarto, with 16 finely-coloured engraved plates, complete with the half-title, a large uncut copy; in a quarter calf binding. A large, uncut copy of the very rare and beautiful first separately published book on the Australian flora: the Specimen of the Botany of New Holland contains the first illustrations of a number of Australian species, including the waratah. According to a note in the preface the drawings on which the fine hand-coloured plates were based were done in the colony by John White, the Surgeon-General and a keen amateur natural history artist and collector. The illustrations were prepared not only from drawings supplied from Sydney but also from the "most copious and finely preserved collection of dried specimens... " that came with them from New South Wales.The period of European settlement in Australia was, by coincidence, a time of fine book production in Europe; the wide public interest in natural sciences meant that the illustrated books published during the period were not only factual but often exceptionally beautiful.James Edward Smith was one of the leading naturalists in England and the author of several outstanding botanical books. In 1788 he founded, and was the first President of, the Linnean Society which became a meeting place for botanists and a significant reference source as Smith had, for the Society, acquired the collections and library of the famous Swedish naturalist, Linnaeus.Sir Joseph Banks was a close colleague of Smith, and James Sowerby (1740 1803), creator of these superb plates, was one of the foremost botanical artists, who exhibited frequently at the Royal Academy. The collaboration between these great naturalists ensured that Australia's first illustrated flower book was among the finest of the period. Moderate preliminary foxing, affecting first plate; good modern binding.

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        A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson, in New South Wales, including an Accurate Description of the Situation of the Colony; of the Natives; and of its Natural Productions...

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

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

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

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        A New Abridgment of Cases in Equity, and of Such Cases at Law, as relate to Equitable Subjects; from 1735, to the Present Time. Volume I [all published]. Cowley 286. Quarto

      Printed (for the Author) by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall [etc.]. Only edition of a rare work, the penultimate attempt to abridge all matters equitable, to have been enormously extensive, cut short by Brown's death and extending only through the letter "A"; this copy with an index found in no copy located online. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, ex-Middle Temple Library, light foxing and browning, else well-preserved; two copies in ESTC, neither in the USA. Printed (for the Author) by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall [etc.], London, 1793.

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        Embothrium Speciosissimum

      London: Published by J. Sowerby & Co, 1793. Hand coloured engraved plate, 235 x 170mm, mounted and in a handsome nineteenth century timber frame. This superb image, 'the most magnificent plant which the prolific soil of New Holland affords is, by common consent both of Europeans and Natives, the Waratah. It is more over a favourite with the latter, upon account of a rich honeyed juice which they sip from its flowers." (Smith)The engraver James Sowerby was a natural historian and artist, he collaborated with James Smith (1759-1828), one of the first botanists to work on the plant specimens sent back to England from the new colony. In 1793 Smith and Sowerby produced the first publication devoted to Australian flora, A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland. This was the first time that the Waratah was described and Edwards gave the species its original binomial name, Embothrium speciosissimum.Interestingly Edwards notes that this engraving was drawn from a coloured drawing made from the wild plant, compared with the very fine dried specimens sent by Mr White.

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        Versuch einer Erdbeschreibung der sechs Welttheile...

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

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

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

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        The History of the Poor; Their Rights, Duties, and the Laws Respecting Them. In a Series of Letters. By Tho. Ruggles, Esq. F.A.S. One of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the Counties of Essex and Suffolk. In Two Volumes

      Printed for J. Deighton, No. 325, Opposite Gray's-Inn [etc.]. First edition of one of the two principal works by the Temple bencher, sheriff and magistrate, "an important contribution to the debate on poverty in late eighteenth-century England", many of his ideas to foreshadow the New Poor Law of 1834. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, sprinkled edges, some foxing in the second volume, else a very good set, with the errata; the Taussig copy. Printed for J. Deighton, No. 325, Opposite Gray's-Inn [etc.], London, 1793-94.

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        Resa genom Kamtchatka och Sibirien ar 1787 och 1788...

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

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        Reis naar de Zuidpool en rondom de weereld...

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

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        Narração da Arribada das Princezas Africanas ao Porto desta Capital de Lisboa, seu desembarque para terra, alojamento no Palacio das Necessidades, hida para Quéluz, seu embarque, e volta para Tangere

      Lisbon: Academia Real das Sciencias, 1793. Quarter calf.. A charming account of the meeting of Africa and Europe. Dynastic struggles broke out in Morocco when Maulay Sulaiman succeeded his father, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdalá Ben Maulay Ismael, as emperor against the latters wishes. This rare work tells how the ship carrying his wife, sons, daughters and concubines and other hangers-on, was blown off course to Madeira, finally arriving at Cascais in Portugal, where the Portuguese Royal Family offered hospitality to the princesses. Innocêncio IV, 42. Not in Gay, Bibliographie des ouvrages relatifs à lAfrique et lArabie or Mendelssohn.[removed][removed][removed][removed]

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        The Fables of Aesop (Aesops' Fables); with a Life of the Author. Embellished with 112 Plates.

      London: John Stockdale, 1793. 2 volumes; 4to. Full original tree calf binding, rebacked with original spines laid back on, titles in gilt on red morocco label to spines with additional gilt decoration. 112 fine, sharp copper plate engravings, vignette to title pages. Some bumping and scuffing to boards and edges. Some light scattered foxing; spine cracked and guttering showing between pages 158-9 of vol.II, small hole to front fly-leaf of same vol.; study notes in pencil to rear fly-leaf of both volumes. A rather handsome set.

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        Ricerche sopra diversi punti concernenti l'Analisi Infinitesimali e la sua applicazione alla Fisica.

      Pavia, Baldassare Comino, 1793. - in-8. 206pp. + 2pl. Plein veau, dos à nerfs orné, roulette dorée autour des plats (Reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale de cet ouvrage du mathématicien italien Gregorio Fontana (1735-1803), frère du célèbre naturaliste Felice Fontana (1730-1805), auteur de plusieurs ouvrages "estimés" (Larousse) et successeur de Boscovich à la chaire de mathématiques de l'Université de Pavie. 2 planches dépliantes hors texte. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Letter to Erasmus Darwin, M.D. on a new Method of Treating Pulmonary Consumption, and some other Diseases hitherto found incurable

      1793. 72 pp. 8vo, modern half-morocco & marbled boards (a little spotted), a.e.g. Bristol: Printed by Bulgin & Rosser; sold by J. Murray et al., [1793]. First edition of the first contribution to the study of therapeutic inhalation. Beddoes (1760-1808), published this correspondence to and from his friend Erasmus Darwin in which is discussed a variety of new inhalation treatments for tuberculosis and other maladies thought to be fatal.During his short lifetime, Beddoes managed to distinguish himself as one of the most remarkable medical men of his time. He promoted pneumatic medicine and worked extensively with James Watt on the use of inhaled gases for therapeutic medicine. Thanks to his mastery of French and German, he was able to exchange information with Lavoisier and Girtanner and remain at the forefront of new discoveries. He made use of his extensive background in chemistry to pioneer therapeutic medicine, then a new discipline.Fine copy.? Duncum, The Development of Inhalation Anaesthesia, p. 64-69. See Sim, The Heritage of Anesthesia, p. 217-218.

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        Ars Graphica Franz Xaver Rektorzik Brünn 1793-1851.

      26 Orig.-Radierungen, Blattgröße 29 x 41 cm (Titelbl. 27 x 35), Plattengröße 9 x 12 cm bis 20 x 26 cm. Titelbl. stockfl., ansonsten fleckenfreie Abzüge. Dazu eine Porträtphotographie Rektorziks auf Karton montiert. In HLn.-Mappe m. mont. Orig.Radierung BLBL III,424 ÖBL IX,54 Thieme / B. 28,145. Franz Xaver Rektorzik (Brünn 1793-1851) war im Hauptberuf mährisch-schlesischer Gubernial-Expedits-Director in Brünn und betätigte sich aus Liebhaberei als Künstler. In seiner Kunst Autodidakt, fertigte er zahlreiche Radierungen im Geiste der Romantik, die u.a. in der Wiener Albertina und im Kupferstichkabinett in Dresden aufbewahrt werden. Gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Radierer Mährens. Seine hauptsächlichen Motive waren Landschaften und Tiere. Sein Werk umfaßt lediglich 83 Radierungen. Der Brünner Radierer August Potuczek (1882-1936) fertigte Abzüge von den Originalplatten an und gab diese in einer kalligraphisch beschrifteten Mappe in kleiner Auflage heraus. Beigegeben sind ein Zeitungsausschnitt "Franz Xaver Rektorzik. Anläßlich der Neuherausgabe seines Radierwerks durch Maler-Radierer August Potuczek" sowie 6 Postkarten mit Reproduktionen nach Radierungen aus dem Mappenwerk.Sohn e. Theatermalers, seit 1809 im Staatsdienst, 1832 Gubernial-Expeditionsdirektor. In seiner Kunst Autodidakt, fertigte er zahlreiche Radierungen im Geiste der Romantik, die u.a. in der Wiener Albertina und im Kupferstichkabinett in Dresden aufbewahrt werden. Gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Radierer Mährens. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.

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        TEST - Della libertà e della eguaglianza degli uomini, e dei cittadini. Colle considerazioni sopra alcuni nuovi dommi politici ed appendice.Traduzione italiana dalla prima edizione

      presso Ignazio Alberti, 1793. TEST - Cm. 24, pp. (12) 445 (7). Bella legatura coeva in piena pelle con titoli su tassello e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso; piatti inquadrati a duplice cornice dorata. Dentelles, tagli dorati, segnalibro in seta verde. Sottile fenditura al piatto anteriore e minime mende al dorso, qualche trascurabile fioritura, peraltro esemplare ben conservato e stampato su carta forte. Sebastiano d'Ayala (1744-1817), gesuita di Castrogiovanni, fu diplomatico a Vienna e sovente menzionato come biografo e curatore delle opere di Metastasio, del quale peraltro fu amico. L'opera è un interessantissimo saggio sui principi scaturiti dalla Rivoluzione francese: diritti naturali, libertà costituzionale, civile e sociale ed infine le diverse tipologie di eguaglianza. L'Autore fu influenzato dal pensiero politico di Montesquieu e dalle idee controrivoluzionarie di Edmund Burke. Rarissima prima traduzione italiana (curata dall'amico Francesco Ruspoli) impressa dopo la prima in francese edita sempre a Vienna nel 1792. Seguirono, sempre nel 1793, le edizioni di Torino e le due senza dati tipografici, più comuni e di formato più piccolo. Cfr. Iccu; Edizioni giuridiche antiche in lingua italiana, II, 3, p. 1174; Melzi II, 127.. . . . . . 0. .

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        Topographie vom Markgrafthum Mähren. 3 Bde.

      Wien, J. Hraschanzky 1793-94. \"Mit einem gestoch. Porträtfrontisp. u. 3 sich wiederholenden Titelvign. 8 Bl., 524 S., 2 Bl.; 4 Bl., 688 S., 4 Bl. u. 631 S., 2 Bl. Marmor. HLdrBde. d. Zt. mit Rückensch. u. Rückengoldpräg.\" \"Wurzbach XXXIII,195 f; ADB XXXIII,475f.Engelmann 658. Einbde. ber., Ecken u. Kanten bestossen; im Text frisches, insgesamt dekoratives Exemplar des gesuchten Quellenwerks. - Die erste Ausgabe war 1786 unter dem Titel \"\"Topographische Schilderung von Mähren\"\" ohne Wissen Schwoys und ohne Angabe seines Namens herausgegeben worden. \"\"Keine Provinz der österreichischen Monarchie hatte eine mit so vielen interessanten Daten versehene Topographie aufzuweisen\"\" (ADB). Bd. 1 mit einer Einleitung und der Beschreibung des Olmützer Kreises; Bd. 2 mit dem Brünner u. Hradischer Kreis; Bd. 3 mit dem Prerauer, Znaimer und Iglauer Kreis; in einem Anhang werden urkundlich erwähnte, aber untergegangene oder nicht zu identifizierende Ortschaften beschrieben. Der Verfasser Joseph Franz Schwoy (1742-1806) war Beamter der Dietrichsteinschen Besitzung Nikolsburg (Mikulov). Das Porträt zeigt Franz von Dietrichstein - Proskau. - Selten. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Tschechien, Slowakei, Mitteleuropa, tschechisch, CSR, CSSR, Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia, Bohemia

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        PIRATAS DE LA AMERICA, Y LUZ A LA DEFENSA DE LAS COSTAS DE INDIAS OCCIDENTALES.

      Madrid. 1793. - xxiv,228,[4]pp. Small quarto. Contemporary calf. Extremities lightly worn. Rather clean internally. Very good. The third Spanish edition, after the rare first two editions of 1681 and 1682, of Esquemeling's famous book, the classic account of pirates in the Caribbean, on the Spanish Main, and in the South Seas. First published in Amsterdam in 1678 as DE AMERICAENSCHE ZEE-ROOVERS, it next appeared in Cologne in Spanish in 1681. The first English edition, translated from the second Spanish edition and not from the original, was published in 1684. Rare on the market. PALAU 85732. SABIN 23474.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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