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        Goldsmith, an Almanack for the year of our Lord God, M. DCC. XCIV. Being the Second after Bissextile or Leap-Year, Wherein are contained Necessary Rules, and Useful Tables. With a new Chronology of remarkable Events ; also, The proper Days and Hours for transferring Stocks and receiving Dividends; and a List of Holidays kept at the publick Offices, &c. Calculated by John Goldsmith

      London: Printed for the Company of Stationers, and Sold by Robert Horsfield, 1793. First edition. Full Decorated Calf Binding and Slipcase. Very Good. Highly decorative full calf binding, with similarly decorative full calf slipcase as well. 32mo. 103 by 52 mm. 48 pp. Both the binding and the slipcase have elaborate gilt decoration -- floral motives, border swirls or rinceaus, a red oval centerpiece, etc. Some blotched stains on one side of the slipcase, and a few small stains elsewhere on the slipcase and the cover proper, with slight darkening overall on both. Still, both are highly ornamental and attractive. Clean and tight within.

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        Lettere su le belle arti pubblicate nelle nozze Barbarigo-Pisani

      Stamperia di Carlo Palese, 1793. In 8, pp. (12) + 192 con 1 tavola all'antiporta, vignetta incisa al frontespizio, belle testatine incise all'acquaforte entro medaglione raffiguranti sculture classiche. Cartonat. editoriale con stemma ai piatti. Splendido esemplare ad ampi margini stampato su carta forte di questa elegante raccolta comprendente venti saggi sulle belle arti stampato in occasione delle nozze fra Giovanni Barbarigo e Chiara Pisani. L'opera e' anonima ma risulta scritta da una donna ad 'una gentile Amica': 'S'introduce nella I. lettera col giustificarsi d'una relazione incontrata con un Milord inglese viaggiatore, fidandosi del di lui buon carattere, e godendo di poter trarre delle cognizioni dal racconto de' lunghi viaggi che fece. Alcuni quadri, arazzi, ed altre cose preziose possedute dal di lei marito porgon soggetto per intertenere l'amica in progresso con varie lettere sulle Belle Arti..a La II. riferisce la conversazione tenuta col viaggiatore Milord sulla Mitologia... Comprende la III lettera la concertata Sessione. Milord col'autorita' di Orazio preferisce Omero a tutti gli austeri filosofi come maestro di virtu', per mezzo delle favole dolcemente insinuata... Discende nella IV a parlare della scena e della musica congiunte alla Mitologia, atte quanto la poesia ad inspirar la morale... Milord previene le censure del Professore intorno a Metastasio ed a' suoi Drammi, col rifondere la colpa nel corrotto gusto del secolo... Versa la V intorno a camei, a medaglie, a bassi rilievi, ed a disegni specialmente di cose greche nelle Arti... Riferisce nella VII le osservazioni fatte sopra varj camei impressi ne' zolfi, giacche' essendo pregevolissimi diventano di difficile acquisto...' (Memorie per servire alla storia letteraria e civile..., p. 34). ITA

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      1793. 1 S. Kleines Visitkartenformat. Eybler, früh von Haydn und Mozart gefördert, wurde 1793 von Albrechtsberger als "nach Mozart in der Musik jetzt das größte Genie" bezeichnet, welches Wien besitze. Zu seinen Gönnern gehörten Gottfried van Swieten und Kardinal Migazzi. "Als Salieri in den Ruhestand trat, folgte ihm Eybler am 16. Juni 1824 als Erster Hofkapellmeister" (MGG III, 1678).

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        Single page of notes. No place or date.

      1793. 8vo. ¾ p. Notes in Swedish recording the trial and execution of several persons between October 15 and November 10, 1793. The first of these is his beloved Marie Antoinette. - Hans Axel count Fersen had fought on the French side in the American Revolution; after his return to France in 1783 he had been made commander of the Royal Swedish Regiment in the French Army by Louis XVI. In the years from 1789 onwards, Fersen, long an ardent devotee of the Queen, soon became Marie Antoinette's sole remaining close friend, acting as a liaison between the royal couple and the Swedish monarch. When Louis and Marie Antoinette finally decided to flee with their children in June 1791, it was Fersen to whom they turned for help. He lent the King the necessary funds, obtained the coach and assisted in engineering the flight which so disastrously ended with the royal family's arrest in Varennes. The King and Queen were returned to Paris, and Marie Antoinette began a clandestine, dangerous correspondence with Fersen, who had escaped to Belgium. While there is no question that Fersen deeply loved Marie Antoinette (he probably became aware of a passionate side to his admiration only in 1790) and that his feelings were increasingly returned by the imprisoned Queen, popular tradition has styled Fersen as Marie Antoinette's long-time secret paramour - a myth debunked by Vincent Cronin in his biography of "Louis and Antoinette" (the single source for this story is an account in the highly biased and unreliable memoirs of the former minister Saint-Priest, whose own wife had indeed been Fersen's mistress for a while). However, Antoinette's loyal friend Fersen secretly returned to Paris in 1792 and spent the night in the Queen's prison-like apartment in the Tuileries, and several pieces of evidence suggest that the liaison, which had been forestalled by the events of 1791, was consummated on that night of 13 February 1792. After again escaping from France, Fersen continued to fight for Marie Antoinette's release - unsuccessfully. Fersen mourned her deeply. "The Queen's face, he wrote in his diary, 'follows me wherever I go. Her suffering and death and all my feelings never leave me for a moment. I can think of nothing else [...]'" (Cronin 392). He would never marry, but "lived quietly with his sister, remembering the past. He wished that he had accompanied the King and Queen on their flight and had been killed making possible their escape. The anniversaries of their deaths he remembered devotedly" (Cronin 394f.). - Slight brownstaining, but well-preserved. Provenance: Stafsunds-Auktionen, later sold at Kvalitetsbokauktionen 23 Nov. 1988, lot 6347. A unique association piece. Cf. V. Cronin, Louis and Antoinette (1974). A. Söderhjelm, Fersen et Marie-Antoinette. Correspondance et journal intime inédits (1930).

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        A Voyage to Madagascar and the East Indies. To Which Is Added, M. Brunel's Memoir on the Chinese Trade

      London: Printed for Edward Jeffery, R. Faulder, T. and J. Egerton et a., 1793. Full leather. Very Good +. M. Robert. A well-preserved copy of this 1793 English language edition of the first European accounting of a voyage made to Madagascar, translated from the French by Joseph Trapp, A.M. Complete with the large, original fold-out map of Madagascar, which was drawn by M. Robert. Bound in a tan leatherette, which shows fading along the spine. New marbled endpapers and pastedowns, new blank free endpapers. The text is bright and clean, with very light foxing at only several spots. 12mo, also includes M. Brunel's historic "memoir on the Chinese trade"

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        An Essay on Crimes and Punishments, With a Commentary by M de...

      1793. Early American Edition of "One of the Most Influential Books in the Whole History of Criminology," PMM 209 Beccaria, [Cesare Bonesana, Marchese de] [1738-1794]. Voltaire (Arouet, Francois-Marie) [1694-1778]. An Essay on Crimes and Punishments: By the Marquis Beccaria, Of Milan. With a Commentary by M. De Voltaire. A New Edition Corrected. Philadelphia: Printed by William Young, 1793. x, [13]-230 pp. 12mo. (6" x 3-1/2"). Recent period-style calf, gilt fillets and contemporary lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to text, somewhat darker along margins, occasional light foxing. Small early owner signatures to head of title page, interior otherwise clean. An attractive copy. * Third American edition. First published in Livorno in 1764 as Dei Delitti e Delle Pene, this landmark work is, to quote Printing and the Mind of Man, "one of the most influential books in the whole history of criminology. It is significant because it was the first systematic study of the subject. Infused with the spirit of the Enlightenment, its advocacy of crime prevention and the abolition of torture and capital punishment marked a significant advance in criminological thought, which had changed little since the Middle Ages. It had a profound influence on the development of criminal law. It was especially influential among American thinkers, such as Thomas Jefferson, who wished to use Beccaria to reform the system of criminal law Americans inherited from England. The first two American editions were issued Charleston in 1777 and Philadelphia in 1778. Printing and the Mind of Man 209. Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson 2349. English Short-Title Catalogue T138985. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 4234.

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        Relación del orígen y fundación del monasterio del se?or San Joaquín de Religiosas Nazarenas Carmelitas Descalzas de esta ciudad de Lima. Contenida en algunos apuntes de la vida y virtudes de la venerable madre Antonia Lucia del Espéritu santo, fundadora del Instituto Nazareno

      Lima: En la imprenta Real de los Ni?os Expósitos, 1793. First edition. Contemporary vellum, string closures, spine lettered in manuscript. A very good copy; one string closure torn; toning to vellum, small sticker on front pastedown, early inked stamp on corner of title covered in white, minor foxing on end-papers.. [22], 176, [15] pp. The history of the Nazarene monastery in Lima and the life and prophetic vision of Mother Antonia Lucía del Espíritu Santo (Antonia Lucia Verdugo Maldonado 1646 - 1709 ), founder of the Nazarene Institute, by Josefa, de la Providencia, her spiritual daughter. "Carta pastoral que la madre Mariana Santa Pazis, priora actual del Monasterio de Nazarenas ... dirige á sus religiosas, por via de prologo de esta relacion": on preliminary leaves [8]-[21] following the Privileges signed: Dr. Joaquin Bousso Varela; Garrido; Fray Cipriano Caballero; Dr. Cotera. OCLC shows 12 locations. Palau 239266. Sabin 69214. Medina, Lima 1774. Vargas Ugarte Impresos Peruanos 3220.

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        The military antiquities of the Romans in Britain. By the late William Roy, . Published by the order, and at the expence of, the Society of Antiquaries of London.

      London W. Bulmer and Co 1793 - First edition. Folio, [10],xvi,206,[6]pp., 51 engraved plates, 4 double-page or folding, some damp-staining, mostly marginal, attractive contemporary tree calf, spine richly gilt and with dark green morocco label, rubbed at extremities, an excellent copy. Provenance: small stamp to verso of title "Ex Bibliotheca Fideicomm. Ernesti"; armorial bookplate with the initials "E D C" and motto "honi soit qui mal y pense". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Widmung mit U. ("auctor"), aus der Erstausgabe von "Die Religion innerhalb der Grenzen der bloßen Vernunft". O. O., [um 1793].

      1793. ½ S. 8vo. Mit einigen Beilagen (s. u.). Eigenh. Widmung an seinen ehemaligen Schüler Carl Theophil Fischer: "VIRO | docto, cordato, integerrimo, | Carol. Theophil. Fischer, | Christianismi veri | Praeconi ac Exemplo, | Amico exoptatissimo, | libellum hunc | D[at].D[icat].D[edicat]. | auctor". - Die untere Blatthälfte mit einer mehrzeiligen Echtheitsbestätigung von dem Königsberger Bibliothekssekretär Justus Florian Lobeck: "Die Autographe Kants sind hier schon sehr selten. Es ist mir nur gelungen dieses Autograph aus einem Exemplar der 'Religion innerhalb der Grenzen der [bloßen] Vernunft', welches der Verfasser mit dieser Dedication Fischer schenkte, zu erhalten [...]" (Königsberg, 15. Juni 1850). - C. T. Fischer (1745-1801) war seit 1787 Krankenhausseelsorger in Königsberg und ein Verehrer Kants. In einem Brief vom 29. Jänner 1794 bedankte er sich bei diesem für das "Geschenk der Religion innerhalb der Grenzen der bloßen Vernunft von der Hand ihres Verfassers" (Kant: AA XI, Briefwechsel 1794, S. 486, Nr. 615). - Etwas gebräunt und leicht fleckig; beiliegend zwei Briefe und eine Postkarte späteren Datums zu dem vorliegenden Blatt.

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        "An die Liebe". Eigenh. Musikmanuskript. O. O. u. D.

      1793. 4 SS. Geheftet. Qu.-Folio. Das Lied "Liebe, du Mutter zärtlicher Schmerzen" (nach Justus Friedrich Wilhelm Zachariae) für Singstimme und Klavier mit unterlegtem Text (Beginn auf S. 2, Schluss auf S. 4). Eybler, früh von Haydn und Mozart gefördert, wurde 1793 von Albrechtsberger als "nach Mozart in der Musik jetzt das größte Genie" bezeichnet, welches Wien besitze. Zu seinen Gönnern gehörten Gottfried van Swieten und Kardinal Migazzi. "Als Salieri in den Ruhestand trat, folgte ihm Eybler am 16. Juni 1824 als Erster Hofkapellmeister" (MGG III, 1678). - Provenienz: Aus der Sammlung des Hofkapellsängers, Hofkriegsratsbeamten und Musikforschers Aloys Fuchs (1799-1853); von diesem einmontiert in einen Umschlag und dort eigenh. beglaubigt: "Original-Handschrift des k. k. Hofkapellmeisters Joseph Edln von Eybler [...] Die vollkommene Aechtheit der Handschrift verbürgt Aloys Fuchs, Mitglied der k. k. Hofkapelle in Wien". "Nach Fuchs' Tode wurde die Sammlung aufgelöst, Hauptteile besitzen heute die Staatsbibliothek Berlin und die Stiftsbibliothek Göttweig" (NDB V, 677).

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        A CRITICAL INQUIRY INTO THE LIFE OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT, by the ancient historians from the French of the Baron de St. Croix: with notes and observations, by Sir Richard Clayton, Bart.

      Bath, printed by S. Hazard, for G.G. and J. Robinson, London, 1793. FIRST EDITION 1793, 4to, approximately 275 x 215 mm, 10¾ x 8½ inches, folding map of The Marches of Alexander the Great, pages: [10], 423, [1], with final page of errata, bound in early half calf over marbled sides, gilt raised bands, gilt rules and ornament in compartments, gilt lettered black morocco label, edges speckled red. Head and tail of spine slightly rubbed, tiny chips to label, some grazing to marbled paper, corners worn, 2 missing leather at tip, inner paper hinges cracked, that at the front neatly mended with binder's linen tape, prelims and first page of text lightly foxed in the margins, map very lightly offset onto itself, small slit to edge of 1 fold, neatly repaired on blank side no loss of image, small piece torn from 1 lower page corner, no loss of text, very pale browning to signature Yy, very pale foxing to last three leaves. A very good copy of a rare book. A translation of 'Examen critique des anciens historiens d'Alexandre-le-Grand'. Baron de Sainte-Croix (1746-1809) was a French historian and antiquary. His early career was in the army but from 1770 he devoted himself to historical studies and in 1777 he was admitted to the Academie des inscriptions et belles-lettres. He published numerous historical works, in particular on ancient history. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        POEMS BY THE LATE REVEREND DR. THOMAS BLACKLOCK; Together With An Essay On The Education Of The Blind. To which is affixed. (Bound wth: BREAD; or The Poor. A Poem. by Samuel Jackson Pratt 1801; BENEFICENCE or verses addressed to the Patrons of the Society for the bettering the Condition, and increasing the Comforts, of the Poor. by Thomas Alston Warren 1803; THE RECAL OF MOMUS. A Bagatelle. by Benjamin Thompson 1804)

      Printed by Alexander Chapman and Company 1793 - 1st edition. A Very Good copy. 4to., (viii), xxxv, 262,; 88, (23); vii, 35; viii, 54 pp. Bound in contemporary full tree calf, with spine decorated in six sections, tripled ruled with floral design in each compartment in gilt. English bubble patterned marbled end papers. Mild wear to the boards. Both boards have been expertly re-attached, with hinges strengthened. Text contains nice, wide margins. The text is generally clean and bright, with the exception of the "Notes" section of Bread, being lightly foxed along the bottom edge. A Very Good copy, handsomely bound in period tree calf. *** Blind poet, Thomas Blacklock, championed and started institutions for the education of the blind. Blacklock was intrigued by the work of V .Huay, founder of the Institute for Blind Youth in Paris in 1785. Huay used a method of raised type to educate the blind in writing and sentence structure. Blacklock translates Huay's book into English, An Essay On The Education Of The Blind, found in this volume. He and two others, soon found the Edinburgh Asylum for the Relief of the Indigent and Industrious Blind in 1793, which eventually becomes The Royal Blind Charity. Louis Braille will attend Huay's institute in 1824, and design the BRaille system in 1829, almost 40 years after the pioneers Huay and Blacklock. *** [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vite de' pittori scultori e architetti bergamaschi scritte dal conte cavalier Francesco Maria Tassi. Opera postuma.

      Dalla stamperia Locatelli, In Bergamo, 1793. 2 v. (XXVIII 252 p. 1 c. di tav.; 240 [2] p.) 4°(25 cm) m.p con dorso a cinque nervi e tassell in pelle rossa coi titoli oro piatti in carta francese marmorizzata tagli spruzzati. In antiporta al vol. 1 ritratto calcogr. dell'A. "Conte Cavalier Francesco De Tassis" sottoscritto "Petrus Roncali delineavit Bergomi. Mantelli sculp.". La migliore opera antica sui pittori bergamaschi e ancora oggi fonte di storia dell'arte assai consultata. Francesco Maria Tassi fu poeta d'occasione amico di pittori valenti tra cui Vittore Ghislandi detto Fra' Galgario (Bergamo 1655-1743); collezionista e conoscitore d'arte scrisse quest'opera dopo un lungo lavoro di ricerca a Bergamo e provincia condotto in collaborazione con l'amico Giacomo Carrara (fondatore dell'omonima Accademia)." "Schlosser p. 532: ""Grande e pregevole raccolta"". Cicognara 2375. UsatoBuono Anno pubblicazione: MDCCVIIC [1793]. 31 ...

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        OEUVRES

      A Paris, Chez Defer de Maisonneuve, de l'imprimerie de Didot le Jeune, 1793. 18 volumes grand in-4 (29x36,50) demi-chagrin rouge du XIX°, dos à nerfs, auteurs et titres dorés, têtes dorées. Edition ornée de 1 portrait et de 34 superbes figures d'après les tableaux et dessins de Cochin, Vincent, Regnault et Monsiau. Tome 1: politique. Tomes 2 et 3: La Nouvelle Héloïse. Tomes 4 et 5: Emile. Tomes 6, 7, 8, 9: mélanges. Tomes 10 et 11: la musique. Tomes 12 et 13: confessions. Tome 14: dialogues. Tomes 15, 16 et 17: correspondances. Tome 18: rêveries.Splendide édition de chez Didot. Bel ensemble, à grandes marges, intérieurs blancs, rousseurs minimes, quelques éraflures ou frottements aux reliures mais, sans gravité; quelques coins arrondis (Brunet, IV, 1422; Boissais et Deleplanque, le livre à gravures au XVIII°).

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        A Voyage to Madagascar and the East Indies . to which is added, M Brunel's Memoir on the Chinese Trade

      printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, London 1793 - lxiv+[17]-406+[errata] pages with folding map and index. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/2") bound in full leather six spine compartments with red label with gilt lettering and decorative gilt in compartments. Map of Madagascar drawn by M Robert, translated Joseph Trapp. Second English edition which was was preceded by the 1792 edition. Alexis-Marie de Rochon, known as Abbé Rochon, was born in Brest, France in 1741 and died in Paris in 1817. He was a French astronomer, physicist and traveler. He traveled to Africa on an exploring mission to determine the possibility of establishing new trading posts for commerce with the East Indies and China. His trip, journal, and the mapping of the island Madagascar was one of the first from a European. He is also known for his work on lens design and crystal optics, inventing the Rochon prism polarizer. Condition: Respined with the original spine laid on, old roman numeral to front paste down else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Carte de la République Française divisée en 84 départemens, et subdivisée par districts, suivant le décret de l'Assemblée Nationale, sanctionné par le roi, le 15 janvier 1790.

      Paris, Esnauts et Rapilly, 1793. En 32 sections montées sur toile et pliées, formant une carte de 0,99 x 1,12 m. Très belle carte murale de la France figurant les 84 départements décrétés en 1790. Elle est ornée d'un grand cartouche de titre décoré des armoiries royales et de porte-drapeaux, avec, placée au-dessus, une table alphabétique des 83 départements. En bas à droite, en carton, figure une carte de la Corse avant que celle-ci ne soit, en 1793, divisée en deux départements, le Golo au nord et le Liamone au sud. Peu après le début de la Révolution française de 1789, la France fut découpée en départements à la suite du décret du 22 décembre 1789, pris par l'Assemblée constituante afin de remplacer les provinces de France jugées contraires à l'homogénéité de la nation. Leur nombre exact et leurs limites furent fixés le 26 février 1790, et leur existence prit effet le 4 mars 1790. Initialement au nombre de 83, deux autres vinrent s'ajouter entre 1790 et 1792, Avignon et le Comtat Venaissin annexés en 1791, puis le département du Mont-Blanc, lorsque la Savoie fut incorporée à la France en 1792. Leur nombre grimpa jusqu'à 133 en 1812, lors des conquêtes napoléoniennes. Petits manques de toile et de papier à quelques intersections, petites taches d'encre. Bon exemplaire aquarellé à l'époque.

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        Mahlerische Reise in die Italienische Schweiz. Mit geaetzten Blättern.

      Zürich, Orell, Gessner, Füssli und Comp., 1793. Erstausg. Mit Titelvignette und 12 ganzs. Veduten (davon sechs von Ludwig Hess, die übrigen von Meyer gestochen) und einigen Vignetten im Text Quer-8°, goldgepr. HLeder mit rotem Rückenschild Lonchamp 2058. Wäber BSL III/282. - Des Studiums der Landschaftsmalerei wegen unternahm Meyer zusammen mit seinen Freunden Ludwig Hess und Conrad Steiner im Frühjahr 1789 von Zürich aus über den Gotthard ins Tessin und über den Splügen zurück. Die Radierungen sind: 1. Bey der Saegemühle des Lauterbachs, am Zuger-See, 2. Auf dem Vierwaldstätter-See gegen Tells Capelle, 3. Von Altorf gegen den Eingang ins Reüssthal, 4. Unweit Airol, im obern Livener-Thal, 5. Im mittlern Livenerthal, gegen das Bergdorf Calonico, 6. Felsenquelle bey Quartino, am Locarner-See, 7. Unweit Molinetto am Locarner-See, 8. Am Fusse Tresa, in der Herrschaft Lauis, 9. Bey Ponte Tresa, in der Herrschaft Lauis, 10. Die Villa Plinius des jüngeren, am Comer-See, 11. Via Mala, in Bündten, 12. Ruinen von Bommerstein, am Wallenstatter-See. - 1 Textbl. mit kl. Einriss, sonst sehr guter Zustand.Beigebunden: J. H. Meyer, Die Ruinen von Unterwalden in zwölf geäzten Blaettern und einer Charte, nach der Natur gezeichnet im Julius 1800. Zürich 1801. 18 S. Text, 12 Kupferstiche (1. Karte von Unterwalden, 2. Von Altstaad gegen Stansstaad, 3. Von Stansstaad gegen Hergiswil, 4. Stanz-Staad, 5. Kirche zu Stanz, 6. Buochs, 7. Capelle der beiden Winkelrieder am Weg nach Ennenmoos, 8. St. Jacob zu Ennenmoos, 9. Das Schlachtfeld Drachenried, gegen den Rotzberg, 10. Rotzloch, 11. Im Rotzloch gegen die neue Papiermühle, 12. am Stanzer Berg). - Dieses Werk ist äusserst selten. Einige Tafeln gering fleckig. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Dell'economica costruzione delle case di terra opuscolo diretto agl'industriosi possidenti e abitatori dell'agro toscano. Da un socio della r. Accademia de' Georgofili di Firenze.

      1793. Firenze, presso J.A. Bouchard, 1793, in-8, cartoncino giallo coevo, pp. 74. Con 4 tavv. incise in rame in fine. Bell'esemplare. Melzi, Dizionario di opere anonime e pseudonime, v. 1, p. 341-342.

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        Journal d'un voyage fait dans l'intérieur de l'Amérique septentrionale. Ouvrage dans lequel on donne des détails précieux sur l'insurrection des Anglo-Américains, et sur la chute désastreuse de leur papier-monnaie.

      A Paris chez La Vilette 1793 2 vol. in-8 de (4)-336 pp. ; (4)-453 pp. 1 carte et 3 planches, veau havane, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque). Première édition de cette traduction donnée par Noël. Une édition, moins estimée, fut publiée en 1790 ; la traduction était attribuée à P. L. Lebas. Ce voyage, écrit sous forme de lettres par un officier de l'armée anglaise, sous les ordres du général Burgoyne, contient des renseignements curieux et exacts sur l'histoire de la guerre d'indépendance américaine, pendant les années 1776 à 1781. L'édition originale parut à Londres en 1789. Coiffes usées. Sabin, 1369 ; Leclerc, 802.

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        Befestigungsplan mit Karte der Umgebung u. Einzeichnungen von Truppenstellungen i.J. 1793.

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. J.B. Klein in Leipzig, 1793, 26,5 x 34,5 Stopp/Brumme Nr. 82. - Befestigungsplan mit Karte der Umgebung. - Seltener Leipziger Einblattdruck!

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        Suggestions respecting the means of improving our connexion with China on the side of Napaul & Thibet 1797.[Great Britain?], 1797. Folio (31 x 20 cm). 5 folded sheets tied together at the top inner margin with a green ribbon. The title written twice in different hands on the back.

      For the political background: Anderson, A narrative of the British Embassy to China; Lamb, British-India and Tibet, pp. 17-23. Interesting manuscript report advising a new direction in British diplomacy with China after the failure of Lord McCartney's embassy to that country in 1793. Since all of McCartney's requests had been rejected by the Chinese, the author of the report proposes that further envoys will not be sent to Beijing, but to "the states in alliance with the East India Company, whose territories border the nearest on the Chinese Empire. -These are Napaul & Thibet". By sending an envoy to the Chinese province of Tibet, the author proposes that intelligence can be gathered on the territory bordering the "British possessions", and at the same time "it could carry on a secret intelligence with the Emperor himself". In this manner it would be easier to negotiate with the Chinese, for "they have uniformly refuted, from a jealousy of the Imperial dignity, to comply with the demands or proposals of any public Embassy, least such compliance should appear in the light of humiliating concessions to the eyes of their own subjects, or should indicate to the latter the existence of some other Power equal to China". Similarly, the author believed, the Chinese would be more impressed if the British gave the impression that their first priority was the protection of their borders: "The obvious political interest which the English have to enquire into every new position or encroachment of power, on the part of their neighbours adjoining to Bengal, would, it is probable, impress the Chinese, who affect to dispise [sic] trade, with ideas of the greater importance of the mission, than if mere Commercial regulations formed the object of it..."Slightly soiled and thumbed, with a small tear at the back and creases where the manuscript has been folded.

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        The Fables of Aesop, With a Life of the Author

      AESOPUS. The Fables of Aesop, With a Life of the Author; and Embellished with one Hundred & twelve Plates. London, Printed of John Stockdale, 1793. Due volumi in - 8°grande, piena pelle, dorso a nervi decorato in oro. I: lcv, (1), 189, (1) pp., frontespizio con vignetta allegorica e 47 tavole incise in rame f.t. II: xi, (1), 248 pp. frontespizio inciso c.s. e tavole 48 a 110 incise in rame f.t. Bell' esemplare con lievissime rifioriture qua e là, quasi impercettibili. Pregevole edizione inglese delle Favole di Esopo illustrate a all' acquaforte da Thomas Stohard (Londra. 1755 - 1834). Brunet, I, 103. Lowndes, I, 17.

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        Convention Nationale, Opinion de Thomas Payne, sur l'Affaire de Louis Capet, adressée au Président de la Convention Nationale [ édition originale ]

      Imprimée par ordre de la Convention Nationale, 1 brochure in-8, sans couv., De l'Imprimerie Nationale, Paris, 10 pp. Edition originale. Etat très satisfaisant (fente en dos au premier feuillet). Edition originale de ce texte rare. Français

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        EAST INDIA COMPANY. 1793 - 1883 : NINETY IMPORTANT ARTICLES. A superb collection of 90 years of difficult to obtain contemporary reports, enquiries, and public commentary, regarding the English East India Company, contained in 90 original articles (85 printed and published before 1884) featuring writers such as James Mill, Sydney Smith, J.R. McCulloch, Henry Brougham, H.H. Milman and Archibald Allison amongst others.

      1793. First Edition. Disbound. Very Good Condition. A superb collection of 90 years of difficult to obtain contemporary reports, enquiries, and public commentary, regarding the English East India Company, contained in 90 original articles (85 published before 1884) featuring writers such as James Mill, Sydney Smith, J.R. McCulloch, Henry Brougham, H.H.Milman and Archibald Allison amongst others. There are papers concerning the Charter of the Company, the size of its military force, trade with China and India, its methods of Government, the revenues to the British Crown, the Indian Mutiny, and its aftermath. In particular there is very strong coverage of the affairs of the Company in the key period following the loss of its independence from the British Crown in 1813 with the East India Company Act, and the diminution of its monopoly in the subsequent years, through to the events of the Indian Mutiny and the near destruction of the company within India and the British establishment. There are fascinating pieces on Lord Valentia's travels in India (1809), Steam Navigation to India; its physical, political and economic implications (1833), upon the investigations into the use of torture in the aftermath of the mutiny (1856), the Indian Judiciary (1869), and there are five later publications (1900-1955) putting historical details, such as a List of the Directors of the Company to 1858, and historical overviews. There is significant virtue in this collection for presenting the public debate of almost the entire 19th century surrounding the Company, and creates a greater understanding of the economic, social, and political influences than can be understood merely by reading an historical study. This material burns with the freshness of the moment it is written in, with the growth and development of the company seen through external and influential eyes (Mill, Smith, McCulloch, et al) and the subsequent evolution to the British Raj and the pressures and intrigue that direct control brought to the British government. Much of this material has been ignored or at best skimmed over in the standard histories yet brilliantly encapsulates Georgian and Victorian Britain's fascination with this most successful element of Empire, and it provides the opportunity for much further study and fresh commentary on Indian history. The Times of April 8th 1873 stated that "[the Company] accomplished a work such as in the whole history of the human race no other trading Company ever attempted, and such as none, surely, is likely to attempt in the years to come". This compelling selection of articles, taken from key 19th century journals and periodicals comprises around 2500 pages of material. All typically octavo in size (13.5 x 21 cms), all are original first editions, not reprints or photocopies. Housed in three box files for smart presentation and ease of shelving. A complete list of the articles is available on request. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Collections; East India Company. Inventory No: 231969. .

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM BENJAMIN RUSH TO DR. VALENTINE SEAMAN, DISCUSSING RECENT MEDICAL TEXTS]

      Philadelphia, 1793. [2]pp. plus integral address leaf. Quarto. Lightly silked. A few tears and losses repaired, affecting a few words of text. Good. In a half green morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. Benjamin Rush writes to fellow physician Valentine Seaman, discussing Dr. Seaman's recent work on mineral waters and other medical discourses. Seaman was the first doctor in America to teach clinical surgery, and was likewise the first to introduce vaccination, vaccinating his own children against chicken pox. Rush was a Pennsylvania physician, delegate to the Continental Congress, and signer of the Declaration of Independence. He later served as surgeon general for the Middle Department of the Continental Army, though he resigned in outrage over the disorganization and corruption in army hospitals. He established several medical facilities in Philadelphia, including the College of Physicians in 1787. "Writing prolifically over nearly half a century, Rush was the first American physician to become widely known at home and abroad. More than any other physician, Rush established the reputation of Philadelphia as a center for medical training....His drive to understand mental illness and render the treatment of mental patients more humane earned Rush the title 'father of American psychiatry'" - ANB. In this letter he writes: "Your analysis of the mineral waters at Saratoga is ingenious, and calculated to be useful. I admire the intrepidity in thinking discovered by the authors of the inaugural dissertations. I object only to the indelicate epithets with which they condemn the theories from which they dissented. In a science so difficult as medicine...even conjectures should be treated with decency. It will give me pleasure to hear of your not only rivalling your alma mater, but of your exceeding us in useful discourses. 'Ubi libertas, ibi Roma.' In like manner where there is truth, there should be the focus of all literary prejudice and attachment. I expect to commit a second volume of medical inquiries and observations to the press in a few days. "Mr. Stall, one of my pupils, will convey to you some copies of the theses of our late graduates. I beg you would continue to send me copies of all that are published in your college every year. I love to read the productions of young men. If they are destitute of new facts, they abound with new tho'ts, & are most necessary to men in the median or decline of life." A fine letter between two of the country's leading medical men.

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        Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Volume 3

      A. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1793. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1793. 7th edition. 465 pages. No dust jacket. Volume 3 only. Brown leather hardback. Mild tanning and foxing to pages. Small tear to page 181. Text remains clear throughout. Title panels to spine are missing. Moderate scuffing to boards and spine. Binding remains firm.

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        Hints to Gentlemen of Landed Property, to which are now first added, supplementary hints . a new edition

      J. Dodsley, London 1793 - (8 1/2 x 5 inches). 10 engraved plates (6 folding). Contemporary tree calf, covers bordered in gilt, spine with raised bands in six compartments, red morocco lettering piece in the second, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers (expert repairs at joints) The expanded third edition of Kent's agricultural advice for landowners, including chapters on planting, fertilizer, cattle, timber, buildings and more. "The book strikes what was a rather new note in polemics on estate management. For one thing Kent advises granting equitable leases in order that the soil may become useful to the tenants as well as the landlords. The style of farming he recommends is what might be expected from one who John Donaldson called 'a very enlightened person' nearly a century later" (Fussell). Unusually, the work includes suggestions for the designs of laborers' cottages. First published in 1775, a second edition followed a year later with the present expanded edition in 1793 and a final edition in 1799. Fussell, pp. 101-103. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rights of Man. Part The Second. Combining Principle and Practice; An Answer to the Second Part of Rights of Man; The Genuine Trial of Thomas Paine, For A Libel Contained in the Second Part of Rights of Man; A Sketch of the Rights of Boys and Girls; A Letter of Advice From A French Democrat to An English Revolutionist

      London: Various, 1793. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. Restored. A Sammelband of 5 tracts: [3]; Rights of Man. Part The Second. London. Printed by J. S. Jordan, 1792. 178pp., [4]pp advertisements; An Answer to the Second Part of Rights of Man. London. Printed for F. and C. Rivington, 1792. [2], 60pp; The Genuine Trial of Thomas Paine, For A Libel Contained in the Second Part of Rights of Man. Taken in Shorthand by E. Hodgson. Second edition, corrected. London. Printed for J. S. Jordan, 1793. p.3-143pp; A Sketch of the Rights of Boys and Girls by Launcelot Knight, of Westminster School. London. Printed for J. Bew, 1792. 64pp; A Letter of Advice From A French Democrat to An English Revolutionist. No attributed author. London. Printed by E. Hodson, 1792. 71pp. Later three-quarter brown leather binding with brownish marbled paper covered boards. Recently restored with new leather spine, new front and rear end sheets and new title label on spine. 2 original front blank end sheets preserved. The first front blank end sheet has the handwritten contents of titles. Rights of Man Part The Second has an old blue stamped number (20582) on title page. Pages 54-55 was omitted in the printing of the Genuine Trial of Thomas Paine but no text is missing. "A Sketch of the Rights of Boys and Girls" by Launcelot Light has a second title listed on the title page; "Laetitia Lookabout", of Queen's Square, Bloomsbury. Apparently this story is not present in the pamphlet. A previous owner wrote the author's name under this title "By Rev. W. Beloe." Also on the handwritten content's page is the Beloe name attributed to "A Sketch of the Rights of Boys and Girls.

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        Les Gentilshommes d'autrefois. 2 volumes.

      Première série : Le Comte Gordes - Le Dernier Enfant. Deuxième série : La Justice du Roi - Le Marquis de Gondran - Vingt et un ans après 1793. EDITION ORIGINALE. Paris, Librairie d'Amyot - 1845 - 325 et 368 pages. Rare. Belle reliure bradel demi chagrin rouge maroquiné grain long. Dos lise avec titre et date en pied dorés. Couvertures et dos conservés. Non rogné. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-8°(23x15).

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

      Hookham & Carpenter, London 1793 - 266pp. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Some scuffong and bumping to boards. Inner hinge cracked but binding intact. Some browning within. W S Adams bookplate to front pastedown. Aeg [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Constitution de la République Française, précédée de la Déclaration des Droits de l'homme ; avec le rapport du comité de constitution et le procès-verbal d'acceptation par le Peuple Français, A Paris, de l'imprimerie de Didot l'Aîné, l'an IIème de la République une et indivisible, 1793."

      1 vol. in-8° rel. plein veau marron d'époque, dos lisse décoré, large palmette dans un ovale doré et filets dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin noir, chaînette dorée en décor d'encadrement sur les plats, billettes dorées sur les coupes et en marge des contreplats, toutes tranches dorées, ex-libris, 3 f.nchf. (dont page de titre), 79 p. petites rousseurs sur les gardes sinon très bel état intérieur et extérieur (léger frottement sur les coupes).

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        [Reliure révolutionnaire]. ISERT (Paul Erdman). Voyages en Guinée et dans les Iles Caraïbes en Amérique. Tirés de sa correspondance avec ses amis. Traduits de l'allemand.

      Paris Maradan 1793 In-8 de VIII-48-343 pp., basane brune granitée, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin blond, fer révolutionnaire sur les plats (reliure de l'époque). Première édition française. L'édition originale a paru en 1789. Le botaniste allemand Paul Isert (1756-1789) séjourna dans la partie orientale du littoral ghanéen de 1783 à 1786 au service des danois puis se rendit aux Antilles en 1788 afin de mettre en pratique ses convictions anti-esclavagistes en cherchant à créer une ferme agricole. Sa relation se rapporte à son premier séjour et se présente sous forme de lettres. Le frontispice et la planche manquent. Quelques rousseurs, menues restaurations. Exemplaire à l'emblème révolutionnaire (un bonnet phrygien sur une pique) de l'orientaliste Antoine-Louis Polier avec son timbre sur le titre « Antoine Polier an 2 ». Arrivé en Inde à l'âge de quinze, Polier (Lausanne, 1741-1795) occupa des postes importants à la Compagnie anglaise des Indes orientales. « En juillet 1788, Polier est de retour en Europe, après trente-deux ans d'absence, dont trente passés en Inde. Recommandé par William Jones (orientaliste anglais, 1746-1794), il dépose une collection de manuscrits en Angleterre, s'installe à Lausanne puis se fixe enfin en France, à Rosetti près d'Avignon (1792) : il adopte selon la chanoinesse de Polier, les idées révolutionnaires et offre à tout venant son hospitalité au « faste asiatique ». En 1795, il est assassiné dans sa maison par des voleurs. (...) Comme d'autres Européens, Polier était un bibliophile ; à Lakhnaw, il enrichit une collection de manuscrits commencée de longue date et s'acquit une réputation d'amateur éclairé dans ce domaine : il donna à Johnson la traduction d'une partie du Mahabharata en persan... il acquit en outre un nombre important de manuscrits en arabe, en persan et en diverses langues indiennes. Un certain nombre de documents aujourd'hui conservés dans diverses bibliothèques attestent l'importance et l'étendue de l'activité intellectuelle de Polier (Colas Gérard, Richard Fr. Le fonds Polier à la Bibliothèque nationale. In: Bulletin de l'Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient. Tome 73, 1984. pp. 99-123). Leclerc, 1321 ; Sabin, 35244 ; Joucla, p. 140.

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        Travels Through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, The Cherokee Country, The Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges or Creek Confederacy

      Dublin: For J. Moore, W. Jones, R. McAllister, and J. Rice, 1793. Later printing. Leather bound. Very good. 8vo. xxiv, 520pp., [11]pp index, directions to the binder. Frontispiece engraving of Mico Chlucco. Illustrated with 7 plates (one folding) and one folding map. Later speckled calf leather binding with red leather title label on spine. Newer front and rear end sheets added. Light foxing to frontispiece engraving and title page. Rest of contents in fine condition. This edition follows the Philadelphia 1791 first edition and the First English edition of 1792. Bartram's classic account of southern natural history, native Americans and exploration in the southeastern states during the American Revolution period. Howes B 223; Field 94; Sabin 3870; Clark I 197; De Renne Vol. 1 p.257.

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        EAST INDIA COMPANY. 1793 - 1883 : NINETY IMPORTANT ARTICLES. A superb collection of 90 years of difficult to obtain contemporary reports, enquiries, and public commentary, regarding the English East India Company, contained in 90 ... (Truncated)

      1793, Disbound, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, First Edition. Full Book Title: EAST INDIA COMPANY. 1793 - 1883 : NINETY IMPORTANT ARTICLES. A superb collection of 90 years of difficult to obtain contemporary reports, enquiries, and public commentary, regarding the English East India Company, contained in 90 original articles (85 published before 1884) featuring writers such as James Mill, Sydney Smith, J.R. McCulloch, Henry Brougham, H.H.Milman and Archibald Allison amongst others. A superb collection of 90 years of difficult to obtain contemporary reports, enquiries, and public commentary, regarding the English East India Company, contained in 90 original articles (85 published before 1884) featuring writers such as James Mill, Sydney Smith, J.R. McCulloch, Henry Brougham, H.H.Milman and Archibald Allison amongst others. There are papers concerning the Charter of the Company, the size of its military force, trade with China and India, its methods of Government, the revenues to the British Crown, the Indian Mutiny, and its aftermath. In particular there is very strong coverage of the affairs of the Company in the key period following the loss of its independence from the British Crown in 1813 with the East India Company Act, and the diminution of its monopoly in the subsequent years, through to the events of the Indian Mutiny and the near destruction of the company within India and the British establishment. There are fascinating pieces on Lord Valentia's travels in India (1809), Steam Navigation to India; its physical, political and economic implications (1833), upon the investigations into the use of torture in the aftermath of the mutiny (1856), the Indian Judiciary (1869), and there are five later publications (1900-1955) putting historical details, such as a List of the Directors of the Company to 1858, and historical overviews. There is significant virtue in this collection for presenting the public debate of almost the entire 19th century surrounding the Company, and creates a greater understanding of the economic, social, and political influences than can be understood merely by reading an historical study. This material burns with the freshness of the moment it is written in, with the growth and development of the company seen through external and influential eyes (Mill, Smith, McCulloch, et al) and the subsequent evolution to the British Raj and the pressures and intrigue that direct control brought to the British government. Much of this material has been ignored or at best skimmed over in the standard histories yet brilliantly encapsulates Georgian and Victorian Britain's fascination with this most successful element of Empire, and it provides the opportunity for much further study and fresh commentary on Indian history. The Times of April 8th 1873 stated that "[the Company] accomplished a work such as in the whole history of the human race no other trading Company ever attempted, and such as none, surely, is likely to attempt in the years to come". This compelling selection of articles, taken from key 19th century journals and periodicals comprises around 2500 pages of material. All typically octavo in size (13.5 x 21 cms), all are original first editions, not reprints or photocopies. Housed in three box files for smart presentation and ease of shelving. A complete list of the articles is available on request. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; East India Company. Inventory No: 231969. First Edition

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        Lexicon Manuale Hebraicum et Chaldaicum, in quo omnium textus, S.V.T. Vocabulorum Hebr. et Chal. significatus, secundum primitivorum et Derivativorum ordinem explicantur, optima quaevis ex aliis lexicis scriptisque philologicis collecta exhibentur, flurima vocum Etyma et Subinde cum Graecis ac Latinis Conferuntur, nominum Derivatorum Discrimen ex ipsorum formis definitur, anomaliae, quantum fieri potvit, ac analogiam reducuntur, variantes lectiones, quas Kri et Kethibh vocant, enodantur, et multis denique vocibus locisque obscuris nova lux affunditur. Recensvit, emendavit, auxit Io. Gofofr. Eichhorn, M. Britanniae Regi A Consiliis aulicis, et professor Publ. Ord. Georgiae Augustae (2 volumes).

      Halae, Typis et impensis Curti Hafred, 1793, 2 volumes de 130x210 mm environ, (1) f., 1 frontispice, xxii-1086pages, (2) f., - (1) f., pagination de 1087 à 1766 (1) f., reliures en demi basane cognac finement mouchetée, dos à 5 nerfs portant titres et tomaisons dorés sur pièce havane pour les titres et vert sombre pour les tomaisons, gardes bleues illutrées, tranches rouges. Quelques rousseurs, notes anciennes sur les pages de garde, cuir frotté avec épidermures et manque de cuir sur le dos du deuxième volume, bon état intérieur.Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        Goldsmith, an Almanack for the year of our Lord God, M. DCC. XCIV. Being the Second after Bissextile or Leap-Year, Wherein are contained Necessary Rules, and Useful Tables. With a new Chronology of remarkable Events ; also, The proper Days and Hours for transferring Stocks and receiving Dividends; and a List of Holidays kept at the publick Offices, &c. Calculated by John Goldsmith.

      Printed for the Company of Stationers, and Sold by Robert Horsfield, London 1793 - Highly decorative full calf binding, with similarly decorative full calf slipcase as well. 32mo. 103 by 52 mm. 48 pp. Both the binding and the slipcase have elaborate gilt decoration -- floral motives, border swirls or rinceaus, a red oval centerpiece, etc. Some blotched stains on one side of the slipcase, and a few small stains elsewhere on the slipcase and the cover proper, with slight darkening overall on both. Still, both are highly ornamental and attractive. Clean and tight within. Full Decorated Calf Binding and Slipcase [Attributes: First Edition]

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        CRATYLUS, PHAEDO, PARMENIDES AND TIMAEUS OF PLATO. Translated From the Greek by Thomas Taylor. With Notes on the Cratylus, and an Explanatory Introduction to Each Dialogue

      London: Printed for Benjamin and John White, 1793. The first edition of Taylor's translation into English and the first edition in English of these dialogues other then Phaedo. 8vo, near contemporary three quarter dark brown morocco over marbled boards, the spine with gilt ruled raised bands additionally ruled in blind, one compartment gilt lettered. xxiii, 554, errata pp. Unusually well preserved and quite fine. A very handsome and proper copy, the text-block clean and solid and very fresh, the binding in fine order, attractive and sturdy, with only the most minimal evidence of use or age. THE FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF THREE OF THESE FOUR DIALOGUES, translated by Thomas Taylor. Taylor was the first to translate into English the complete works of both Plato and Aristotle. To this day, his translations are revered and favoured as the most significant in English. Taylor was an admirer of Hellenism, most especially in the philosophical framework furnished by Plato and the Neoplatonists Proclus and the "most divine" Iamblichus, whose works he also translated into English. So enamored was he of the ancients, that he and his wife talked to one another only in classical Greek. In Cratylus Socrates is asked by two men, Cratylus and Hermogenes, to tell them whether names are "conventional" or "natural", that is, whether language is a system of arbitrary signs or whether words have an intrinsic relation to the things they signify. Phaedo is one of the great dialogues of his middle period, along with the Republic and the Symposium. The Phaedo, which depicts the death of Socrates, is also Plato's fourth and last dialogue to detail the philosopher's final days. Parmenides is widely considered to be one of the more, if not the most, challenging and enigmatic of Plato's dialogues. The Parmenides purports to be an account of a meeting between the two great philosophers of the Eleatic school, Parmenides and Zeno of Elea, and a young Socrates. Timaeus takes the form of a long monologue given by the titular character. The work puts forward speculation on the nature of the physical world and human beings. In the words of the Prometheus Trust, “Taylor's Works of Plato, has two outstanding features which make it an essential component to the genuine philosophers library; Firstly, Taylor himself translates Plato's Dialogues from within the ancient Greek Tradition. No English translator, before or since, has been so completely at one with the Greek philosophical and religious world view: Taylor fulfills, to the highest degree, the first requirement of the art of translation, - that of making the original writer's thought-patterns his own. Although Thomas Taylor lived in eighteenth and nineteenth century London, his spirit breathed the purer airs of an Athens of long ago, his soul worshipped in her temples, and his eyes beheld these things by the clearer light of her sun. To the student of the present day, he delivers the breadth and depth of Platonism remarkably free of the distortions which had darkened the millennium between the closure of the Academy in Athens and his own time. Secondly, Taylor adds to Plato's Dialogues, many of the surviving commentaries of the later Platonists (e.g. Olympiodorus, Damascius, Hermias, and especially, Proclus), as footnotes and endnotes. In this way, Taylor transforms the presentation of Plato's philosophy from that of mere faithful reproduction, as remarkable as that may be in itself, to one similar to that which students are likely to have received during the later period of Plato's Academy. This Philosophy, writes Taylor, ‘May be compared to a luminous pyramid, terminating in Deity, and having for its basis the rational soul of man and its spontaneous unperverted conceptions....it is the greatest good which man can participate: for it purifies us from the defilements of the passions and assimilates us to Divinity, it confers on us the proper felicity of our nature.’” “Thomas Taylor took upon himself, at the close of the eighteenth century, the task of pacing before his contemporaries the canonical Platonic writings, in which are embodied the essential learning of the imaginative tradition. The texts Taylor placed in the hands of the Romantic poets were the same that Ficino had made accessible to Boticelli, Raphael, and Michelangelo...Taylor"s translations were the texts, his interpretations the guide...Volumes of Taylor crossed the Atlantic, there to fertilize a flowering of American culture. Emerson, Bronson Alcott, and their friends dreaming of an America that should approach to Plato’s never-to-be-realized Republic, read the same books that a generation earlier had inspired Blake’s prophecies of an England who national life should reflect Plato’s city, the order of eternal perfection. " -Raine & Harper.

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        Der Hohemarkt - Vue du Haut Marché". Aus: Ansichten der Residenzstadt Wien.

      Wien, Artaria, um 1793. - Bildausschnitt ca. 26,5 x 40 cm. Blattgröße ca. 38 x 56 cm. Schwarz 53. Nebehay-W. 671, 53.- Erster Etat (von zwei).- Merkmale: Nr. 13 rechts oben. Links dreistöckige Hausecke mit Hutladen.- Prachtvolle Ansicht des Platzes, reich belebt mit Passanten und Kutschen. In der Mitte der Vermählungsbrunnen (auch: Josephsbrunnen), der der Vermählung Josephs mit Maria gewidmet ist. Der ursprüngliche Brunnen wurde von Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach aus Holz gefertigt und um 1792 von dessen Sohn Joseph Emanuel Fischer von Erlach aus Marmor neu erbaut.- Späteres Kolorit (vermutlich 20. Jhdt.). In den Rändern gering fleckig. Graphik, Österreich - WIEN

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         [PAYS BASQUE] Port de Santander d'après le plan levé par Tofiño. 1793.

      1793 372 x 526 mm. Très beau plan figurant le port de Santander, publié en 1793 par le Dépôt des Cartes et Plans de la Marine d'après le plan levé par Tofiño de San Miguel. Le nord est situé au bas de la carte. Astronome espagnol originaire de Galice, Tofiño de San Miguel entra très tôt dans la Marine. En 1770, il fut nommé professeur de l'Académie des Gardes Marines. La Guerre d'Indépendance en Amérique ayant convaincu Charles III d'Espagne de la nécessité d'augmenter sa marine et d'encourager les progrès de la navigation, il chargea en 1783 Tofiño de San Miguel de parcourir les côtes d'Espagne. Son Atlas maritimo de España fut l'une des publications cartographiques espagnoles les plus importantes, à la base de la cartographie moderne espagnole. Bel exemplaire.

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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.

      Chez Saugrain Paris 1793 4 volumes en fort in-8 reliés, (327)(206)(345)(263) pages. En rarissime plein maroquin rouge du temps, roulette chaînée en encadrement sur les plats, fleurons aux angles, dos muet richement orné de dorures, pièces de titre et de tomaison vertes avec dorures, toutes tranches dorés, roulette sur les chasses, sur papier fort. Avec 4 frontispices et 81 figures de Moreau le Jeune gravées par Dambrun, Baquoy, etc. Une mouillure sur le bas du dos des t. 2 et 3, celui du t. 2 étant partiellement décollé (bas) avec le premier mors fendu (3 cm) et deux petits manques de cuir sur la coiffe et le second mors (bas); plus généralement sur le cuir, quelques légers frottements d'usage. Concernant le papier, pour les t. 2, 3 et 4: une pâle mouillure sur l'ensemble (bas de page), le tout sans gêne pour le texte. Un cinquième volume paru en 1798 manque à presque tous les exemplaires. Livres solides, l'intérieur reste frais, assez bon état vu l'époque.

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        History of Quadrupeds. 1-2.

      Third edition. London, printed for B & J White 1793. 4:o. Engr. title, XXX, 306 pp. + 60 engraved plates; Engr. title, 324, (14) pp. + 51 engraved plates. Bound in two, a little later, half calf, plates partly slightly foxed, some off-settings. One text leaf torn in upper corner with loss of some text. Overall a very good copy.

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        Der Falsche Whistspieler: Oder Injurien-Klage des Lord de Ros

      , 0 0. The Baron Cheated Rakenius, Carl. Fitzgerald-de Ros, Henry, 22nd Baron de Ros, [1793-1839], Defendant. Der Falsche Whistspieler: Oder Injurien-Klage des Lord de Ros gegen John Cumming wegen Beschuldigter Betrugereien im Kartenspiel. Hamburg: Bei Hoffmann & Campe, 1837. viii, 136 pp. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Original printed wrappers, several unopened signatures. Light soiling, a few finger smudges and moderate edgewear, spine abraded, front wrapper partially detached, moderate toning and light foxing to text, light edgewear to half-title. A rare title. * Only edition. Henry Fitzgerald-de Ros, 22nd Baron de Ros, one of the finest whist players in England, was involved in a gambling scandal in 1836. He was accused of cheating, which led him to initiate an action for libel. This was not a wise move. The trial showed that Ros cheated. Disgraced, he left England and settled in Rotterdam, where he spent the rest of his life. This trial attracted a good deal of attention. As indicated by this German account, interest in this trial was not limited to England. According to the title page, this work was translated from an English source. We were not able to locate any English equivalent to this work, however. The translated portion of our work is a court report, which is not credited to an original source. It is preceded by an original preface that discusses the case and its background. OCLC locates 2 copies, both in Germany. Schroeder, Lexikon der Hamburgischen Schriftsteller VI:3085.

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        Ramo Separado para la Venta de la Fragata Francesa nombrada el Malabar.

      [Espagne], 1793 (I.), 1830-1840. 17934 manuscript documents. 2 folios (4 pp. each). 2 4to : [4] pp. ; [28] ff. Interesting set of manuscript documents, related to the case of the Malabar, French merchant ship which travelled from Marseille and Toulon to the Caribbean or India. The Spanish Navy captured the Malabar in 1792, before the official beginning of the French Revolutionary War, and sold both the ship and what he carried. The set counts the official inventory and the certificate of seizure made by the Spanish Navy, with the royal seals, and also two letters from insurance companies from London (Willock and Lancaster) to claim the money the French government perceived from the Spanish government because the ship was taken because the official start of the war making it illegal. Scarce items in fine condition.

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        DELLA NAZIONE FRANCESE, ossia Raccolta de' più scelti componimenti tragici, comici, lirici, e burleschi di quel Teatro dall'origine de' suoi spettacoli fino a' nostri giorni. Recata in italiano da una Società di dotte persone, con prefazioni, giudizi critici, aneddoti, osservazioni, vite, ritratti in rame di varj illustri autori, ecc. Venezia, Ant. Fortunato Stella (vol. I - IX) poi Tipogr. Pepoliana presso Ant. Curti q. Giacomo (vol.X - XXVII), 1793 - 1796

      Stella Fort, 1793. 27 vol. in - 16 picc., caduno diviso in 2 parti di complessive 200 pp. circa e con un ritratto dell'autore finem. inc. in rame; leg. edit. cart. (con qualche mancanza ai dorsi). Il titolo all'occhietto recita: ''Biblioteca de' più scelti componimenti teatrali d'Europa, divisa in nazioni''. Tutto il pubblicato di questa eccezionale raccolta del teatro francese in traduzione italiana, spesso in prima edizione. I testi sono preceduti dalla Vita dell'autore, dall'argomento, giudizi e aneddoti sulla ''pièce'', osservazioni del traduttore, talvolta dalla bibliografia di questo o quell'autore, ecc. Dal ''Prospetto dell'opera'' si apprende che ''molti di questi componimenti compariranno all'Italia o per la prima volta, o in miglior forma tradotti'' e che questa raccolta segue le tracce della ''Petite bibliothèque des théâtre'' (uscita a Parigi dal 1784 al 1789 in 80 vol.; cfr. Graesse I, 417). Sono riprodotti i testi dei più rappresentativi autori di tutto il teatro francese, tragico, comico e lirico, tra cui Molière, Corneille, Racine, Fil. Quinault, G. Mairet, Tristan, Voltaire, Gresset, Piron, ecc. Tra i nomi dei traduttori spiccano quelli di A. Pepoli, Fr. Albergati Capacelli, M. Cesarotti, ecc. Esempl. puro e genuino. Di notevole rarità e importanza, particolarmente così completa e ben conservata.

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         [PAYS BASQUE] Port du Passage d'après le plan levé en 1788 par Tofiño. 1793.

      1793 369 x 525 mm. Beau plan figurant le port de Pasaia, publié en 1793 par le Dépôt des Cartes et Plans de la Marine d'après le plan levé en 1788 par Tofiño de San Miguel. Le nord est situé à droite de la carte. Astronome espagnol originaire de Galice, Tofiño de San Miguel entra très tôt dans la Marine. En 1770, il fut nommé professeur de l'Académie des Gardes Marines. La Guerre d'Indépendance en Amérique ayant convaincu Charles III d'Espagne de la nécessité d'augmenter sa marine et d'encourager les progrès de la navigation, il chargea en 1783 Tofiño de San Miguel de parcourir les côtes d'Espagne. Son Atlas maritimo de España fut l'une des publications cartographiques espagnoles les plus importantes, à la base de la cartographie moderne espagnole. Bel exemplaire.

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        To the Kings most excellent Majesty, This Map of the County of Surrey, From a Survey made in the Years 1789 and 1790 Is with his Majesty's gracious permission Most humbly Dedicated.

      1793 - London: the Authors, 1793. Original colour. Two sheets, dissected and laid on linen edged with silk, as issued, total 850 x 1120mm, with contemporary full calf gilt slipcase with maroon morocco title label. Slipcase rubbed. A large and detailed map of Surrey in fine original colour, extending north of the Thames to show London's streets, the outlines of Hampton Court and Bushy Park, and also including Windsor Great Park in Berkshire. The title is within a fine cartouche of architectural ruins. This, the sixth survey of the county, was the last completed before the government-funded Ordnance Survey. It was the work of two experienced surveyors, Joseph Lindley and William Crosley, who also wrote a detailed account of their work, 'Memoir of a Map of the County of Surrey', which gives an unusual insight into the creation of such a map. Joseph Lindley (1756-1808) was born near Wakefield, the son of a local architect. He was sent to London to work in banking, but by 1781 he was employed at the Time Department at Greenwich where he rapidly rose to become Head of the Department and Assistant to Sir Nevil Maskelyne, the Astronomer Royal. In 1786 he helped General William Roy take chronometer readings for the triangulation of the line between Paris and London. Roy's Hounslow Heath baseline (1784), the basis of this measurement as well the modern Ordnance Survey, is marked here. Soon after Lindley's return from Paris he decided this survey of Surrey and asked Roy if he could use his triangulation of the South East as a basis. He then chose 85 'stations' (high points) to increase the accuracy of the triangulation. For help drawing the map Lindley went into partnership with William Crosley (died 1794). Crosley has begun as an estate surveyor before working on the surveying of canals, working for both John Rennie and Robert Mylne. He worked on the Rochdale, Lancaster and Kennett & Avon canals, as well as the Arun Navigation in Sussex. For this survey he was assisted by a local land surveyor, Richard Crabtree of Farnham; the pair augmented the trigonometry with more traditional methods, measuring many roads with surveying wheels. After the survey was completed in 1790 the orthography was proofed by or use of standard names by sending proofs to the local historians Rev Owen Manning, rector of Godalming, and William Bray (who later edited Manning's 'History of Surrey' for publication). On completion the map was passed to Benjamin Baker of Islington for engraving. The project was not a financial success: Lindley gave up surveying and sold a share in the plates and stock of maps to Netlam Giles (c.1775-1816, a civil engineer who also worked for Rennie) for £64 in 1799. William Faden bought the plates and reissued the map as a second edition in 1814 and again with revisions in 1819; his son-in-law and successor James Wyld re-issued the map in 1874, after removing the names of Lindley and Crosley Lindley & Crosley's 'Memoir' is available for free on Google Books. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Botanical Magazine; or Flower-Garden displayed.

      W. Curtis. London. Copyright 1793. This issue circa 1812. - 2 volumes bound in one, 72 handcolored engraved plates each with facing page of text, 10 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches (26x17.5cm), decorative embossed cloth-covered boards. Plates on wove paper, generally very clean and bright, occasional light foxing or spotting (spot and pinhole to centre of plate 16, the Variegated Iris), some foxing to text pages. Front joint broken, white tape mend to interior hinge at Preface. This is an early 1800s reprint of the first two volumes of William Curtis' periodical "The Botanical Magazine." This publication proved so popular that plates from the earlier volumes were reissued to satisfy the demand of later subscribers who desired a complete set. Curtis featured some of the most decorative and popular imported plants in these early volumes, making these volumes an absolute treat for the eye. Plants include Moss Rose, several varieties of Iris, Daffodil, Gentian, Eastern Poppy, Cyclamen, and, from China: #64 Tawny Day-Lily; #25 China Pink, #42 Rose Camellia. These are very strong impressions, which are particularly pleasing contrasted against the white color of the wove paper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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