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        FABLES by John Gay, with a Life of the Author and embellished with seventy plates

      John Stockdale, London 1793 - Two volumes, 19thC polished calf, both uniformly rebacked with new leather spines. Scattered moderate foxing , largely confined to prelims and rears, not affecting textblock or engravings. ith engraveings by William Blake.

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        Vier geheim verborgene Silhouetten von ausserordentlicher Aehnlichkeit des unglücklichen Königs und der Königin von Frankreich nebst dem König und der Königin von England. O. O., [wohl 1793].

      1793. Kupferstich, 130 x 100 mm. Vexierbild mit den Silhouetten von Ludwig XVI. und Marie Antoinette (gebildet aus einem Schlangenknäuel, das die Bourbonenlilie auffrisst) sowie denen von George III. und Königin Charlotte (aus einem gekrönten Rosenkelch). - Montagespuren verso. Etwas fleckig. Hennin 11755.

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        RECUEIL DE PLANCHES DE L'ENCYCLOPÉDIE. PLANCHES DES PÊCHES. Explication de Cent Trente-Deux Planches des Pêches, à cause de Dix-Huit doubles. Concernant : I°. les Pêches aux Hameçons, Haims, &c. ; 2°. différentes sortes de Pêches ; 3°. les Pêches aux filets ; 4°. les Pêches de mer, de rivières, y compris les tableaux & vues relativement aux Pêches, &c.

      1793Paris, Panckoucke, 1793. Grand in-quarto (238 X 312) cartonnage d'attente gris-brun, pièce de titre papier (reliure de l'époque) ; 32 pages de faux-titre, titre et expication des planches, 114 planches (dont 18 à double page). RECUEIL COMPLET DES 114 BELLES PLANCHES HALIEUTIQUES signées BENARD, dont 18 à double page, formant la XIVe partie des planches d'histoire naturelle de l'encyclopédie PANCKOUCKE. Les planches sont d'une grande fraîcheur, à belles marges, et toutes les planches à double page ont été montées sur onglet, le brochage les ayant ainsi laissé intactes. PLAISANT EXEMPLAIRE. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        The Military Antiquities of the Romans in Britain.

      W. Bulmer And Co, 1793. In-folio (cm 56 x 38), leg. in mezza pelle con angoli, tit. in oro su tassello e fregi in oro al dorso, cc. n.n. 5 + LI tavv. incise f.t. + pp. xvi-206(6) di testi. La tav. XXXVII è montata come antiporta. Opera monumentale sulle fortificazioni romane nelle isole britanniche. Le tavv., alcune delle quali sono ripiegate due o tre volte, mostrano piante, dettagli architettonici, locazione, e vedute delle fortificazioni e dei campi militari. La prima tav., ripiegata, è una carta della parte settentrionale dell'isola ai tempi di Roma (Mappa Britanniae Septentrionalis faciei Romanae, secundum fidem monumentorum per veterum depicta). La tav. posta in antiporta (una veduta del ponte di Duntocher) ha alcune fioriture, ed un piccolo alone al margine destro. Altre tavv. hanno leggere fioriture ai margini bianchi.

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        Transactions of a Society for the Improvement of Medical and Chirurgical Knowledge

      first (sole) edition8vo.[4], 343, [1 (blank)], [7 (ondex)], [1 (errata)]pp., 11 plates (7 folding), 2 folding tables, contemporary sprinkled calf, spine panelled by gilt fillets and with a plum morocco label gilt, plate 7 bound in wrong position, else a nice copy.Contains GARRISON & MORTON 2925ESTC t106133 Comprises 18 papers, including 5 by John Hunter, 1 by Edward Jenner, 3 by Everard Home, 4 by Matthew Baillie, 2 by George Fordyce, 1 by Anthony Carlisle, and 1 by John Clarke. This is the first publication of the society which had been founded in 1783. Two further volumes were issued, one in 1800, and another in 1812, each with different imprints. One of papers is Home's 'An Account of Mr. Hunter's Method of performing the Operation for the Cure of the Popliteal Aneurism', p.138-181. This paper, also published in the London Medical Journal, was the "First description of John Hunter's method of treating popliteal aneurysm. This consisted in a single ligature of the artery at a distance high in the healthy tissue. Recorded by his brother-in-law" [Garrison & Morton]. This paper was reprinted in Medical Classics, 1940, v.4.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Oberndorf, 4. VIII. 1793.

      1793. 2¾ SS. 4to. "Les occasions que j'eues de faire Votre connaissance pendant les différents Séjours que j'ai faits à Coblence, et les marques d'Amitié que Vous m'y avés données, m'engagent en ce moment en me rappellant à Votre souvenir de m'entretenir avec Vous sur une affaire qui m'est personelle. C'est au sujet du S. Piautaz, Négociant de Francfort, qui m'est redevable du Montant de 3. Lettres de Change de 9722. Flor: 18. Stüber d'Hollande, que je lui ai endossée à Hettange près de Thionville, sur l'assurance que tant Mr. De Catonne, que surtout Mr. Deville Frésorier de l'Armée des Princes François mes Neveux, m'avoient donnée, de toute la confiance qu'on pouvoit avoir en lui; lesquelles Lettres ce Négociant m'avoit promis de payer déjà dans le Mois de SEptember suivant la reconnoissance qu'il m'en a donnée, ce qu'il n'a pas encore effectué dans ce moment ci, m'alleguant entre plusieurs raisons la plus valable celle de l'impossibilité où il se trouve de payer par les Sommes considérables qui lui sont dues par les Princes; la seule esperance qu'il me donne pour la Rentrée de mes Fonds consiste, en celle que Vous, Monsieur le Comte, étes Depositaire d'une somme assez considérable à la disposition des Princes, somme que ce Négociant m'assurez lui avoir été promise tant de Votre part que de celle des Princes, et qu'il s'engage de liquider sa créance envers moi aussitôt que les Princes ou Vous, Monsieur le Comte, auront sans faits à leur promesse donnée [...]".

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        Gesamtans., ( ca. 6 x 12 ) auf einer Kundschaft der Böttcher.

      - Kupferstich ( anonym ) n. Mangold, datiert 10. 6., 1793, 17 x 37,5 Stopp DDR 109.2 - Sehr seltene Leipziger Kundschaft, laut Stopp sind nur 2 weitere Exemplare bekannt. - Sehr gut erhalten.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Göttingen, 16. VI. 1793.

      1793. 2¼ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-4to. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten über Schulausgaben der Klassiker: "Ich sende hiebey meine Briefe an den sel. Lessing wieder zurück; ich fürchte nur, sie sind zu unbedeutend, als daß sie den Druck verdienten [...] Die Bemerkung, welche der wackre Schulmann gegen Sie über den Mißbrauch der Ausgaben der Classischen mit Noten gemacht hat, kenne ich sehr woll; aber ich zweifle daß ihm durch die Claves ganz abgeholfen werden würde [...] Mehr Vortheil für Sie u. das Publicum verspräche der Plan einer Mythologie, die nunmehr vernünftiger geschrieben werden kann als noch vor 10-20 Jahren. Auch ein antiquarisches Handbuch wäre jetzt etwas ganz andres [...]".

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        Allgemeines Bücher-Lexicon oder alphabetisches Verzeichnis der in Deutschland und den angrenzenden Ländern gedruckten Bücher, nebst beygesetzten Verlegern und Preisen. 4 Bände A-Z und erster Band des 1. Supplementband.

      Leipzig, Selbstverlag, 1793-1798. 4°. 25 cm. IV, 460, 460, 464, 562 Seiten, 1 Blatt Druckfehler; Supplementband: 1 Blatt, 499 (1) Seiten. Einfache marmorierte Pappbände der Zeit, gebunden mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf einfachem Schildchen. Grünschnitt. Erste Ausgabe der wichtigen Bibliografie. Der erste Supplementband enthält \"die erschienenen Bücher vom Jahr 1793 bis Ende des Jahres 1797, so wie Verbesserungen und Ergänzungen der ersten vier Bände des Bücherlexicons\". Ecken bestoßen, Einbände berieben, Name auf Titel. Gutes, innen frisches Exemplar. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Bibliografie / Bibliographie / bibliography; Buchwesen / bibliology

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        Neue Thalia.

      Leipzig, Georg Joachim Göschen 1792 - 1793. - 12 Hefte in 4 Bänden, gebunden in 2 Bänden. Marmorierte Pappbde. d. Zt. Goed. V, 189-191; Marcuse 126-128, 134-137 und 140; Kirchner I, 4237; Diesch 1149. - Erste Ausgabe der Fortsetzung der Thalia. Enthält mehrere Erstdrucke von Schiller, darunter Die Zerstörung von Troja und Dido aus der Aeneide, Ueber Anmuth und Würde, Vom Erhabenen und Zerstreute Betrachtungen über verschiedene ästhetische Gegenstände. Ferner von Hölderlin (Fragmente aus Hyperion und Gedichte), ebenfalls in Erstdrucken. Weitere Beiträge von Conz, Seume, Wilhelm von Humboldt, Caroline von Wolzogen, Matthisson u. a. - Rücken mit Leder erneuert, die Bezüge der Original-Rücken sehr sauber und fachmännisch aufgezogen. Tls. etwas gebräunt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Elementale Syriacum sistens grammaticam, chrestomathiam et glossarium. Rostock, Koppe, 1793.

      1793. 8vo. (16), 170, (10) pp. With 9 folding engr. plates. Contemp. boards. First edition. - O. G. Tychsen (1734-1815) taught oriental languages at the University of Bützow; at Rostock he also served as head librarian. He authored many works on oriental literature; the plates in the present book are engraved by himself (cf. ADB). - Binding somewhat rubbed; spine rebacked; some dust- and waterstaining. Untrimmed copy.

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        A Compendium of Military Duty, Adapted for the Militia of the United States

      Dover, NH: Eliphalet Ladd, 1793. First Edition. 8vo, pp ix, [2], 12-240, 251-305, [1] (blank). Original boards (tree calf), nineteenth or early twentieth century rebacking with new leather spine and endpapers. Bookplate of Mann S. Valentine (founder of the Valentine Museum in Richmond, VA) apparently transferred from original front endpaper to the new one. Corners worn, spine scuffed. Ink stamp of the Valentine Museum on title page, otherwise unmarked and clean. Very good. Rawson (1759-1794) was a New Hampshire attorney who served in the Revolutionary War and was later an aid to New Hampshire Governor Gen. John Sullivan. This work consists of extracts from notable authorities on military matters, including Baron von Steuben, the Chevalier de la Valiere, and others. Rawson remarks in the Preface that while practical experience is critical for a true understanding of the art of war, "surely to inform young and inexperienced officers of the duties of a military life cannot be thought a fruitless undertaking--for 'books oftimes give us those influences in private, which we are not always willing to take from other men, for fear of being thought ignorant'--and though our desire of information might overcome our pride, yet we may not always find those who are either capable or willing to give us instruction." The work is divided into three sections, addressing the general duties of different types of soldiers; the "maneouvers and evolutions of the infantry, artillery and cavalry upon the plan laid down for the army of the United States, upon the Prussian system; and "some particular instructions to officers of partizan corps, interspersed with historical facts, anecdotes, etc." Sabin 68016.

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        Reisen eines Deutschen in Italien in den Jahren 1786 bis 1788. 3 Bände. 5 Bl., 224 S.; 1 Bl., 238 S.; 1 Bl., 304 S., 8 Bl. Mit 4 Kupfertafeln von Berger nach Lütke, davon 3 als Frontispiz. Halblederbde d. frühen 20. Jahrh. mit alten Rückenschildern.

      Berlin, Friedrich Maurer, 1792-1793. - Erste Ausgabe der wichtigen Reisebeschreibung. "Moritz gehörte zu Goethes engstem Freundeskreis in Rom. Er hatte, als er Goethes Bekanntschaft machte, von seinem autobiographischen Roman 'Anton Reiser' drei Teile herausgegeben, die von seinen wechselhaften Jugendschicksalen Zeugnis geben. In Goethes kunsttheoretischen Schriften findet sich manche Anregung durch die Gedanken von Moritz ." (Auch ich in Arkadien, S. 125/26). Moritz beeinflusste u. a. die Umarbeitung der 'Iphigenie'; Goethe nahm einen Teil aus 'Über die bildende Nachahmung des Schönen' in seine ‚Italienische Reise‘ auf, da diese Schrift aus ihren Unterhaltungen hervorgegangen war. Im ersten Band (S. 148) berichtet Moritz über die Ankunft Goethes in Rom: "Mein hiesiger Aufenthalt hat dadurch ein neues und doppeltes Interesse für mich gewonnen. Dieser Geist ist ein Spiegel, in welchem sich mir alle Gegenstände in ihrem lebhaftesten Glanze und in ihren frischesten Farben darstellen. Der Umgang mit ihm bringt die schönsten Träume meiner Jugend in Erfüllung, und seine Erscheinung, gleich einem wohlthätigen Genius, in dieser Sphäre der Kunst, ist mir, so wie mehreren, ein unverhofftes Glück." – Exlibris Giannalisa Feltrinelli, der Mutter des berühmten Verlegers Giangiacomo Feltrinelli. Deren umfangreiche Bibliothek wurde von Christie's in den Jahren 1997-2001 aufgelöst. – Am Schluss jeweils mehrere Blatt in zeitgenössischer Handschrift: "Index Deren hierin enthaltenen Städten in was für einem Blath sie zü finden sind." Teils gebräunt, insgesamt gutes und breitrandiges Exemplar. – Goed. V 491, 17; Tresoldi 59; Meyer 417, Kippenberg I 1227 und II 5615. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      Philadelphia. June 3, 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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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("FJBertuch"). Weimar, 8. X. 1793.

      1793. 2¾ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten mit der Aufklärung eines Mißverständnisses betreffs der Bezahlung eingehender Rechnungen. - Bertuch war Hauslehrer bei Ludwig Heinrich Bachoff von Echt in Jena, kehrte 1775 nach Weimar zurück und wurde dort Kabinettssekretär sowie Verwalter der herzoglichen Privatschatulle und später Legationsrat (bis 1796). Von 1782 bis 86 war er Teilhaber und Mitredakteur von Wielands "Teutschem Merkur", gründete 1785 die "Allgemeine Literaturzeitung" (später "Neue Jenasche Allgemeine Literaturzeitung") und gab seit 1786 das "Journal des Luxus und der Moden", später auch politische Zeitschriften wie "Nemesis" oder das "Oppositionsblatt" heraus, verfaßte Dramen und übersetzte vor allem spanische Literatur (u. a. Cervantes' "Leben und Thaten des weisen Junkers Don Quijote von la Mancha"). Seit 1776 war er Mitglied der Weimarer Loge Amalia.

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        [Pendant de deux gravures, Période révolutionnaire] - Le Cauchemar de l'Aristocratie. - Le Jéhovah des françois.

      sl (Paris), sn (chez Desmarets, Rue J. J. Rousseau, M.on de Bullion), sd (1793), 2 gravures, 9,1 cm x 11 cm.Sur feuilles de 16,5 cm x 22 cm. "Cauchemar de l'artistocracie" : Le niveau de l'Égalité, sommé du bonnet de la Liberté, trouble le sommeil d'une femme étendue sur un lit de repos et qui symbolise la classe des ci-devant. Ovale oblong. - "Le Jéhovah des françois" : La Nation française se prosterne devant le triangle de l'Égalité, qui porte la date de "1792" et qui rayonne au-dessus d'un autel de forme antique, à dr. Ovale oblong. Petites taches marron sans atteinte aux dessins, traces d'adhésif aux dos. Les deux pièces furent annoncées au "Journal de Paris" le 4 janvier 1793 : "prix 2 liv. A Paris, chez le Citoyen Desmaretz, rue J. J. Rousseau, maison de Bullion..." Notice chargée sans modification à partir de l'Inventaire du fonds français, graveurs du XVIIIe siècle. Sources : Inventaire du fonds français, graveurs du XVIIIe siècle / Bibliothèque nationale, Département des estampes. Tome V, Cochin fils (Charles-Nicolas)-H. Dambrun / par Marcel Roux,. - Bibliothèque nationale (Paris), 1946, article COPIA (Jacques-Louis), n. 29. Sources : Inventaire de la collection d'estampes relatives à l'histoire de France, léguée en 1863 à la Bibliothèque nationale par M. Michel Hennin / rédigé par M. Georges Duplessis, 1877-1884, n. 11987. Édition : [S.l.] , [1793]. Célèbres et rares gravures de la période révolutionnaire. Très bel état. ************* PROMO : Envoi gratuit en courrier suivi et assurance à partir de 20 € d'achat (France seulement), remise 20 % pour commande supérieure à 60 €.

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        Plan von den Angriffen in 3 Colonnien auf den, hinter der Swalme stehenden feindl. Posten den 3ten Märtz 1793 unter Commando Sr. Durchl. des regierenden Herzogs v. Braunschweig-Oels':.

      - Anonymer Kupferstich, dat. 1793, 28 x 36 Zeigt das Gebiet zwischen Roermond, Wassenberg, Schwalmtal-Waldniel und Brüggen mit dem Flußlauf der Schwalm von Wegberg-Harbeck bis zur Mündung in die Maas bei Swalmen (Zjwame) mit Einzeichnung von Truppenstellungen im Jahre 1793. - Roermond, Brüggen und Wassenberg mit Befestigungsplänen. - Unten links Titelkartusche. - Oben rechts und unten rechts Kartuschen mit Erklärungen. - Selten!

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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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        Vita di S. Filippo Neri, Institutore della Congregazione dell'oratorio in sessanta tavole in rame disegnate da Pietro Antonio Novelli ed incise da Innocente Alessandri

      Innocente Alessandri, Venezia 1793 - Encuadenado en plena piel de época en color rojo con ruedas doradas, con cierres en tela, con algunos fallos en la piel, formato folio mayor. Acompañando a éstas láminas, se incluye la traducción de las mismas un impreso llamado "Breve Resumen en verso y prosa de los principales sucesos de la vida de N.P.S. Felipe Neri, Sevilla, 1804, donde vienen traducidos las sesenta estampas, el anterior propietario pegó las traducciones en el margen inferior de cada lámina. Portada grabada y 60 láminas en buen estado. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Ausschnitt mit eigenh. U. O. O. u. D.

      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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        Observations Made In A Journey Through The Western Counties Of Scotland; In The Autumn Of MDCCXCII. Relating To The Scenery, Antiquities, Customs, Manners, Population, Agriculture, Manufactures, Commerce, Political Condition, And Literature Of These Parts. In attractive eighteenth century tree calf.

      Perth: Printed By R. Morison Junior.For Ro. Morison And Son, Booksellers, Perth; Bell And Bradefute, Edinburgh; And Vernor And Hood, Birchin Lane, London 1793 - Two volumes octavo. This is a lovely untouched binding of contemporary tree calf; red morocco labels and burgundy volume number lozenges; simple gilt rules to spine; edges of boards gilt; all edges speckled; original pale blue washed endpapers. There is a little rubbing and slight scuffing but still a remarkably well-preserved binding. iv, (2), 387;( Books Lately Published, Translated By Mr Heron, verso of last leaf). iv, 513pp. (Advertisement verso of final leaf). Both front paste-downs bear the fine bookplate of Parker of Browsholme. Robert Heron (1764-1807) is perhaps more celebrated as the translator of Carsten Niebuhr's " Travels In Arabia. " [Attributes: First Edition; 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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