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        Hudibras.

      London: Printed by T. Rickaby. 1793 1793. An edition of 100 copies. Two volumes in three. Quarto, 290x230mm. In contemporary tan calf binding, with ornate gilt roll surround, with some edge wear. Recently rebacked, in contemporary style, with five raised bands, with gilt and blind tooled decoration and author, title, volume number and date of publication gilt in the compartments. All edges gilt. Bookplate of 'Philip Worsley Wood' [Mathematician, 1880-1956] on the front pastedown of each volume. The imprint is the same for all four parts. With notes by Treadway Russell Nash. Engravings, apparently after Hogarth, in Vols I and II of this set. Vol. I, Part I: xxxix, [4], 4-317, [1] pages; manuscript note on the verso of the front free end-paper: 'From the Library of J. W. Clarke, Registrar of the University of Cambridge: Nov.1911'; frontispiece portrait of the author, engraved by James Ross, after a portrait by P. Lely; title page with engraved vignette of 'Butler's Tenement at Strensham, Worcestershire', also engraved by J. Ross. In addition to the portrait frontispiece and the vignette on the title page there is an engraved illustration of ?Butler?s Monument ?" St. Paul?s, Covent Garden?, two full-page engravings and eight engravings after Hogarth at the beginning or end of Cantos. Frontispiece and title page are slightly foxed. Vol. I, Part II, bound separately: [4], [3], 322-678, [2],viii pages; has an additional title page with the same engraved vignette as Part I plus an additional typographical title page where the imprint reads ?London: Printed by T. Rickaby, For Benjamin and John White, Fleet-Street. In addition to the vignette on the title page there are six engravings after Hogarth at the beginning or end of Cantos and an engraving of ?Butler?s Monument Westminster Abbey? at the end of the volume. Title page is minimally foxed and has a small damp mark at its lower foredge corner. Some foxing to pages 567-578 and 633-650 and, more pronounced, between pages 663-676. 'Notes on Hudibras': [4], 237, [1], [4], 239-495, [1], xviii, [2] pages; has an engraved portrait frontispiece. It is divided into two parts, each with a separate title page with an engraved vignette of 'Bevereye'. Pagination and register are continuous in this volume. Minimal foxing to portrait frontispiece and title page. Crisp, clean and tight. Not surprisingly, 34 of the 100 sets of this splendid edition are reported by ESTC as being in institutional libraries. ESTC T144809. In general a set in superb condition, crisp, clean and tight.(Further information and photographs available on request.)

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        Beyträge zur theoretischen und practischen Elektrizitätslehre. Erstes und Zweites Stück in einem Band. Mit 2 gefalt. Kupfertafeln, 2 Titelvignetten, Kopfvignetten u. Zierleisten im Text.

      Stuttgart: Johann Benedict Mezler 1792; 1793 - HLDr. der Zeit mit zwei Rückenschildchen, gemusterte Deckenbezüge und Vorsätze, [7]+2-154; [15]+2-178 Seiten, kl. 8°, Einband etwas berieben und abgegriffen, Kanten und Ecken leicht beschabt, Schildchen mit kleinem Verlust abgeblättert, Vorsatz mit Besitzeranmerkung - jetzt auf rechter Ecken teilweise ausgerissen, Titelblatt des ersten Teils mehrfach gestempelt, stellenweise auch im Text, nicht auf den Tafeln, Anmerkung mit Bleistift auf dem Nachsatz, sonst guter Zustand, selten. Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Embothrium Speciosissimum

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

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        Anthologia Hibernica: or, Monthly collections of science, belles-lettres, and history (Dublin, Ireland : 1793 : Cumulation)

      Dublin [Ireland] : printed for Richard Edward Mercier, and Co. booksellers, no. 31, Anglesea-street [1793-1794], 1793. First Edition. Stamp of St. Kieran's College (Kilkenny) to each front board. Loss to each upper, outer corner of the titles; text not effected. Contemporary half calf over marble boards, poor. Text/plates colleted and in very good condition. Scans etc. on request. ; 8vo 8 - 9 tall; Physical description; 4 v., plates : ill., ports., diagr., maps (some fold.), engr. music ; 23 cm. (8vo). Subjects; English literature - 18th century - History and criticism - Periodicals. Science - Periodicals. Literature - Periodicals. History - Periodicals. Ireland - Social life and customs - 1760-1820 - Periodicals - Early works to 1800. Ireland - Civilization - Periodicals. Title repeated as caption on each monthly issue. Note below title: Illustrated with beautiful engravings. Imprints lack dates; years of publication from dates of coverage. Monthly issues have contents notes below caption title. Printed in two columns. Register and pagination are continuous. Volumes include subscription lists, dedications and other prefatory material. Monthly issues unnumbered. No more published. Cumulates the monthly issues. ESTC citation no.: P2312. Referenced by: NCBEL, II:1379. Bradshaw, 2729. Crane & Kaye, 17. Ward, W.S. Index of serials, p. 6.

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        Sketches of the Principles of Government.

      1793 - One of the Earliest American Books on Political Science Chipman, Nathaniel [1752-1843]. Sketches of the Principles of Government. Burlington [VT]: From the Press of J. Lyon, 1793. xii, [13]-292 pp. 12mo. (6-1/4" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary speckled sheep, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine. Light rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing to spine and extremities with wear to spine ends and corners, which are bumped, front joint cracked, later owner bookplate to front pastedown. Some toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves. Owner signature of Levi Bartlett to head of title page, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. Among the first American books on political science, Sketches is a study of civil laws and obligations, the social state, rights of property, sovereignty and political power. He published an expanded version of this in 1833 titled The Principles of Government. Chipman was a Hamiltonian Federalist who played a key role in Vermont's admission to the Union. He was a United States Senator from 1797 to 1803, Vermont's Chief Justice from 1813 to 1815 and professor of law at Middlebury College from 1816-1843. Levi Bartlett [1763-1828], a New Hampshire physician and politician, was the son of Josiah Bartlett, a signer of the Declaration of Independence for New Hampshire, later New Hampshire's chief justice and governor. Jefferson owned a copy of this book: Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson 2361. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 5751. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: Hookham & Carpenter. 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. 1793. First Edition. Green hardback leather cover. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 266pp. .

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        Apothekerlexikon. 4 Teile in 2 Bänden.

      Leipzig Crusius -99 1793 - (21 x 12,5 cm). 4 Bll., 280 S.; 1 Bl., SS. (281)-524 (richtig 548), 2 Bll./ 1 Bl., 259 S., 1 Bl. Anzeigen; 1 Bl., 498 S. Mit 4 (2 gestochenen) Titelvignetten, davon 2 wiederholt, 21 Textholzschnitten und 3 Kupfertafeln. Halblederbände um 1920. Erste Ausgabe eines seiner Hauptwerke, noch vor seinem "Organon" erschienen und von Trommsdorff hochgelobt "Ein vortreffliches Werk, das sich jeder Apotheker anschaffen sollte. Kürze, höchste Deutlichkeit und Bestimmtheit und dennoch. Vollständigkeit zeichnen es von allen andern ähnlichen Werken vortheilhaft aus. Bey genauerer Durchsicht findet man äußerst viel Neues und Wichtiges und jede Seite bestätigt es, daß der mit Kenntnissen ausgerüstete Verfasser aus Erfahrung spricht." (Haehl). - Vereinzelt gering stockfleckig, sonst wohlerhalten. - Schmidt 22; Haehl, Hahnemann II, 52. - Selten [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zeichen und Wehrt der unverletzten Jungferschaft nach Nationalbegriffen Physiologie u. Moral (Zur Warnung aller Herrn und Damen welche dieses Kleinod schätzen und zu bewahren wünschen) 1. Ausgabe (Erstlingswerk des damals erst 23jährigen Autors)

      Berlin, bey W. Oehmigke dem Jüngeren an der Schleusenbrücke, 1793. XII, 240 S. mit einem Kupfer kl. 8°. Späterer Ganzpergamenzband, neu eingebunden, sehr gutes nahezu fleckfreies Ex. (siehe Holzmann-Bohatta) --------- Christian Gottfried Flittner (* 6. Juni 1770 in Düben; gest. 6. Januar 1828 in Berlin) lebte als Arzt und Apotheker in Berlin. Im Geist der Berliner Aufklärung schrieb er populäre Bücher über Sexualpädagogik und andere Themen von allgemeinem Interesse.In Leipzig studierte er Medizin, Pharmazie und Philosophie. An der Königlichen Tierarzneischule in Berlin bekam er eine Anstellung als Hilfslehrer. 1808 gelangte er als Assessor an das \"Collegium medico-chirurgicum\", die Aufsichtsbehörde für das preußische Gesundheitswesen. Als Apotheker und Arzt besaß er die \"Apotheke zum König Salomo\" in Berlin. Außerdem war er Besitzer des \"Luisenbades\", einer Heilquelle, die 1758 als \"Friedrichs-Gesundbrunnen\" im Norden außerhalb der Stadt erschlossen worden war; Gesundbrunnen ist heute ein Ortsteil des Bezirks Mitte von Berlin. Flittner war darüber hinaus Eigentümer von Buchhandlungen in Berlin, Frankfurt (Oder) und Cottbus. Flittner war ein sehr produktiver Autor. Im Mittelpunkt seiner schriftstellerischen Arbeit standen Texte zur Sexualaufklärung. Darin werden neben Fragen der Anatomie auch moralphilosophische, juristische und völkerkundliche Themen ausführlich behandelt. Die Werke wurden zum Teil im Selbstverlag herausgegeben, einige von ihnen erschienen anonym und mit fingiertem Erscheinungsort. --------- Stichworte: Jungfrauen, Jungfrauschaft, Keuschheit, Ebräer, Araber, Hindus, Mauren, Senegallerinnen, Griechen, Römer, Germanen, Tatarische Racen, Mongolische Völker, Physische und Moralische Jungfrauschaft, Gerichtliche Untersuchungen der Jungfrauschaft, Mittel die Keuschheit der Weiber und Jungfrauschaft der Mädchen zu bewahren.....) SEHR SELTEN Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Relation des îles Pelew, situées dans la partie occidentale de l`océan Pacifique : composée sur les journaux et les communications du Capitaine Henri Wilson et de quelques uns de ses officiers ... / traduit de l`anglais de George Keate. ( 2 Bde. compl.).

      Paris, Maradan, 1793 8°, Fronti., 2 Bl. 280 S., 1 Faltkarte, 6 lithogr. Abb. (teilw. gefaltet); 2 Bl., 272 S., 9 lithogr. Abb. (teilw. gefaltet)., HLdr. d. Zeit, Papier etwas gebräunt teilweise min. fleckig, Faltkarte m. min. Einrissen, 1 Bl in Bd. 2 mit Fehlstelle (ohne Textverlust)gutes Exemplar. Zweite franz. Ausgabe. Pelew-Inseln (Piljuh)-. Paloas. austral. Inselgruppe zwischen den Philippinen und Carolinen. von Malayen bewohnt. die in einer Art von Feudalmonarchie mit Erbadel lebten und sehr kriegerisch waren. Bekannt durch den Schiffbruch des Capitän Wilson 1783. der Libu. den Sohn des Königs Aba Thule. nach London mitbrachte. wo derselbe an den Blattern starb. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Reisen - Asien

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        Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart, mit beständiger Vergleichung der übrigen Mundarten, besonders aber der Oberdeutschen. Zweyte (2.) vermehrte und verbesserte Ausgabe. 4 Bände.

      Johann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf 1793-1801, Leipzig - 4to. Zusammen fast 8000 Spalten. Hldr. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentitel. Ausgabe letzter Hand. - "War jahrzehntelang Autorität in Fragen der Spracheinheit, auch von Goethe benutzt, bringt viel altes Material. Wertvolle, ausführliche Artikel." (Zaunmüller 89). - Einbände berieben u. bestoßen, teils Fehstellen im Überzugspapier. Papier gering gebräunt, sonst innen sauber u. wohlerhalten. gr.

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        Extracts of the Journals of the Rev Dr Cokes Five Visits to America

      

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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 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anthologia Hibernica: or, Monthly collections of science, belles-lettres, and history (Dublin, Ireland : 1793 : Cumulation)

      Dublin [Ireland] : printed for Richard Edward Mercier, and Co. booksellers, no. 31, Anglesea-street [1793-1794], 1793, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First Edition. Stamp of St. Kieran's College (Kilkenny) to each front board. Loss to each upper, outer corner of the titles; text not effected. Contemporary half calf over marble boards, poor. Text/plates colleted and in very good condition. Scans etc. on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Physical description; 4 v., plates : ill., ports., diagr., maps (some fold.), engr. music ; 23 cm. (8vo). Subjects; English literature - 18th century - History and criticism - Periodicals. Science - Periodicals. Literature - Periodicals. History - Periodicals. Ireland - Social life and customs - 1760-1820 - Periodicals - Early works to 1800. Ireland - Civilization - Periodicals. Title repeated as caption on each monthly issue. Note below title: "Illustrated with beautiful engravings." Imprints lack dates; years of publication from dates of coverage. Monthly issues have contents notes below caption title. Printed in two columns. Register and pagination are continuous. Volumes include subscription lists, dedications and other prefatory material. Monthly issues unnumbered. No more published. Cumulates the monthly issues. ESTC citation no.: P2312. Referenced by: NCBEL, II:1379. Bradshaw, 2729. Crane & Kaye, 17. Ward, W.S. Index of serials, p. 6. Inventory No: 226707.

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

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

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        Empfindsame Reise nach Schilda. Mit einem gestochenen Frontispiz und 4 Kupferstichen von Johann Carl Dornheim nach Johann David Schubert.

      Heinsius, Leipzig 1793 - 191 S. Broschierter Buchblock mit marmoriertem Heftstreifen der Zeit, jedoch ohne Einband. Der Jurist und radikal-demokratische Publizist Rebmann (1768-1824) gilt neben Georg Forster als bedeutendster deutscher Jakobiner. Die hier vorliegende zeitkritische Satire auf Engstirnigkeit und Günstlingswirtschaft der deutschen Zwergdespotien mit den 4 ironischen Kupfern, die den empfindsamen, den satirischen sowie den Reisenden für Länder- und Völkerkunde dem Reisenden nach Schilda gegenüberstellen. Das Frontispiz und das Titelblatt an der unteren Ecke jeweils mit schwachem altem Wasserrand. Das Titelblatt mit kleinem, blindgeprägtem Wappen, insgesamt handelt es sich jedoch um ein gut erhaltenes Exemplar mit nur leichten Gebrauchsspuren. Erste Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      - Berlin, Vieweg, 1793. 4to (250 x 210mm). pp. (4), 443, (4), with an engraved title page showing a graceful border of flowers and insects by Jaeck and Arndt, and 25 fine engraved plates, drawn by the author. 19th century boards, spine with green gilt lettered label. A cornerstone in the study of pollination. First edition of Sprengel's remarkable work, printed in double columns, with 25 plates showing more than 1000 drawings of floral parts, representing over 400 species.The work was forgotten for over half a century until Darwin brought it back to life and showed its importance in the discussion on the theory of evolution and descent. Dr. Wilhelm Junk (1866-1942) stated that Sprengel's case was similar to that of Mendel, whose 'Versuche über Pflanzenhybriden' (1865) remained unnoticed for 35 years. Mendel's paper and Sprengel's book are both of legendary importance. Christian Konrad Sprengel (1750-1816), was rector of the Great Lutheran City School at Spandau, where he taught languages and natural sciences between 1780 and 1794. There in 1787, he became fascinated by the process of pollination when he noticed hairs on the petals of Geranium flowers. For the next six years he devoted himself with complete absorption to examining and recording the relations between flowers and their pollinating insects. In 1793 he published his great work, which translates into: 'Revelation of the secret of nature in the construction and fertilization of the flower'. This was quite revolutionary for the time. When the book was published it was no success at all; in fact Sprengel was so depressed by its poor reception that he abandoned botany. The last 5 plates with insignificant faint dampstain at the upper margin.Provenance: Signature of Carl Gruner at lower margin of title and another signature at the upper margin.Nissen BBI, 1883; DSB vol.12 p. 587; Junk Rara, 63; Dibner, Heralds of Science, 30; Norman, 1990; Stafleu and Cowan, 12672; Pritzel 8856. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BIRDS

      London: Printed for A. Strahan, T. Cadell, and J. Murray, 1793. First Edition in English y. In immaculate "country house" condition, this is the second portion of Buffon's immense natural history to be translated into English, after the appearance of the volumes on mammals in 1780. The leading naturalist of the Enlightenment and the director of the Jardin de Roi (now Jardin des Plantes) in Paris, Buffon (1707-88) became the first person to present the natural world as one unified whole, entirely explicable in scientific terms, and in a popular form. His enormously influential "Histoire Naturelle" (1749-88) was one of the most widely read works of the period. Modern evolutionary biologist Ernst Mayr called Buffon "the father of all thought in natural history in the second half of the 18th century" and declared that the "Natural History" was read by "every educated person in Europe." The engravings here show birds at rest, usually perched on a branch or rock, in their natural habitat. Sometimes architectural features appear in the background: we see a pyramid behind the Egyptian ibis, and a gull contemplates a dockside tower. Buffon's bird engravings were so popular that the great porcelain manufacturer Sèvres produced a set of china decorated with his naturalistic representations. Former owner Sir Richard Bempde-Johnstone (1732-1807) was a member of parliament who resided at Hackness Hall in North Yorkshire. Our volumes are virtually unchanged from the time they first graced the library in that manor house.. 221 x 137 mm. (8 3/4 x 5 1/2"). Nine volumes. Translated from the French by William Smellie. First Edition in English. FINE CONTEMPORARY TREE CALF, smooth spines divided into panels by double gilt rules, red morocco labels. With 262 engraved plates. Front pastedown with engraved armorial bookplate of Sir Richard Bempde-Johnstone, Bart. Faint offsetting from engravings, occasional mild foxing, other trivial imperfections, but A VERY FINE SET, the text clean, fresh, and bright, and THE BINDINGS LUSTROUS AND UNWORN. In immaculate "country house" condition, this is the second portion of Buffon's immense natural history to be translated into English, after the appearance of the volumes on mammals in 1780. The leading naturalist of the Enlightenment and the director of the Jardin de Roi (now Jardin des Plantes) in Paris, Buffon (1707-88) became the first person to present the natural world as one unified whole, entirely explicable in scientific terms, and in a popular form. His enormously influential "Histoire Naturelle" (1749-88) was one of the most widely read works of the period. Modern evolutionary biologist Ernst Mayr called Buffon "the father of all thought in natural history in the second half of the 18th century" and declared that the "Natural History" was read by "every educated person in Europe." The engravings here show birds at rest, usually perched on a branch or rock, in their natural habitat. Sometimes architectural features appear in the background: we see a pyramid behind the Egyptian ibis, and a gull contemplates a dockside tower. Buffon's bird engravings were so popular that the great porcelain manufacturer Sèvres produced a set of china decorated with his naturalistic representations. Former owner Sir Richard Bempde-Johnstone (1732-1807) was a member of parliament who resided at Hackness Hall in North Yorkshire. Our volumes are virtually unchanged from the time they first graced the library in that manor house.

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        The Practical Builder or Workman's General Assistant

      Taylor 1793 - Although the title pages states this edition is "revised and corrected" it is actually a direct reprint of the first edition. 82 of 83 plates present: plate 83 is missing. Modern half calf rebinding with slightly scuffed label to spine and retaining the marbled boards, themselves a little scuffed. Binding tight. Title page generally soiled and stained with loss to edges but has been lined to verso. Preface worn with a little loss and torn and frayed. Loss to upper corner of table for cutting timber. Some historical damp-staining to a number of the plates with twelve being noticeably affected. Further dust soiling and marking mainly affecting a few of the house plans to the rear. The majority of plates are in good order and capture the quality of design and craftsmanship of the time. The binding is strong, well bound and has preserved the contents such that the book can be handled without fear of further damage. The description is such that it is difficult to imagine the condition of the contents. If interested, please ask for further images to clarify the above details. Plates include plans/section/designs for arches, niches, floors, roofs, mouldings, pedestals, capitals, windows, staircases, fireplaces, chimney-pieces, ceilings, house plans and elevations. The photos here show a typical mid-book page without water stain and the final plate (82: 83 is missing). More images available on request. Due to the size and weight, extra postage may be required to post outside the UK please email for details (0615Ub2) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De amplitudine, eversione, et restauratione urbis Ravennae libri tres. A Camillo Spreti.in italicum idioma versi, et notis illustrati.(Testo latino ed italiano).

      Ravennae, typis Ant. Roveri apud fratres Fava, 1793-96, - 2 vol. in 3 tomi in-4, pp. (12), XXIV, 498, (20); XVII, (1), 591, (5); (4), 264, (142); leg. coeva m. pelle, dorso ornato (con restauri). Opera illustrata da antip. fig. inc. in seppia da Gaspare Ginanni con ritr. dell'autore, stemma a piena pag. del duca di Baviera Carlo Teodoro cui l'opera è dedicata, ritr. in ovale di Camillo Spreti inc. dal Ginanni dopo pag. 76 e 16 tavole num. f.t. dis. da Volpini ed inc. in rame da Eredi (le prime 13 nel I vol., le altre nella I parte del II), oltre numerose altre tav. ripieg. e non, dentro e fuori testo, per lo più con antiche iscrizioni e svariate vignette finem. inc. n.t. Magnifica ed accuratissima edizione, impressa su carta forte, della celebre storia di Ravenna (stampata per la prima volta nel 1489 e poi nel 1588) qui arricchita della versione italiana, di varie aggiunte, tra cui importantissima quella sui mosaici, e dalle note di Camillo Spreti. Il testo latino termina a pag. 76 del I vol., poi segue quello italiano col titolo ''Dell'origine, e della magnificenza, della decadenza e del risorgimento della città di Ravenna libri tre''. Monumentale lavoro, fondamentale per la straordinaria storia di Ravenna, raro e ricercato. Esempl. a grandi margini, impresso su carta forte (macchia d'umido al margine interno dei primi fogli del I vol.). Lozzi 3935. Cicognara 4324-5 (per le due antiche ediz.). Schlosser-Magnino p. 585. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cronaca veneta sacra e profana, o sia un Compendio di tutte le cose più illustri ed antiche della città di Venezia...

      presso Francesco Tosi 1793 12mo (cm. 15,4), 2 Voll., 6 cc.nn., 312, 408 pp. con complessive 18 tavv. f.t. di cui numerose più volte rip. Ottime legature coeve in piena pergamena con ricchi fregi e titolo oro su tassello in pelle nera al ds. Minuscola mancanza al tassello del secondo vol., altrimenti splendido esemplare. Cicogna, 4475; Fossati Bellani, 2269.

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        An Historical Journal of The Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island Including The Journals of Governors Phillip and King ,Since The Publication of Phillips Voyage .with An Abridged Account of the New Discoveries in The South Seas. with one folding map, one folding plate and the engraved title page and portrait frontispiece of Captain John Hunter.

      John Stockdale , London 1793 . - 8vo .pp.frontispiece portrait,title with vignette,2p,xxi,[i]blank,list of plates, + 525,+ 3p.publishers ads. Large folding map of New South Wales and folding plate of a Family of New South Wales , new endpapers and there is foxing to the title & plates , there is some odd foxing to margins but the text in the main is clean.Recently finely rebound in full leather, raised bands, title label. blind decoration to upper and lower boards. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE AMERICAN UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHY, OR, A VIEW OF THE PRESENT STATE OF ALL THE EMPIRES, KINGDOMS, STATES, AND REPUBLICS IN THE KNOWN WORLD, AND OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN PARTICULAR

      Boston, 1793. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Light scattered foxing and soiling. Very good. Jedidiah Morse (1761-1826) was a noted clergyman and an important contributor to geographical publications, considered the "father of American Geography." In 1797 he published THE AMERICAN GAZETTEER, which went through several editions. "During their author's lifetime the Morse geographies virtually monopolized their field in the United States" - DAB. Morse published his AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY in 1789, which was well received. "Morse began to revise his book as soon as it was published. He also expanded it to include the eastern hemisphere in a second volume, against the advice of some of his colleagues. The revision was published in 1793 as THE AMERICAN UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHY, with volume one on the United States and volume two on the rest of the world. Within two years the new book had sold 6,000 copies of volume one and 4,500 of volume two" - ANB. EVANS 25847. RINK 268. WHEAT & BRUN 19, 153, 168, 438, 494, 686, 706, 758, 844, 873.

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        G. J. Zollikofers, Evang. reformirten Predigers in Leipzig, Predigten, nach seinem Tode herausgegeben. 7 Bände (komplett). Band 1/2: Christliche Fest- und Passions-Predigten. Band 3/4: Auserlesene Predigten vermischten Inhalts. Band 5: Predigten über die menschliche Glükseligkeit, und die vornehmsten Ursachen des Mangels derselben unter den Menschen. Band 6: Bußpredigten und Predigten zur Betrachtung der Größe Gottes in den werken der Natur und der Regierung der Welt. Band 7: Prdigten über christliche Menschenliebe und christliches Wohlthun, und einige andere Predigten vermischten Inhalts.

      Frankfurt, Leipzig, Weidmann, 1793. 8°. 20 cm. 4 Blatt, 358 Seiten, 3 Blatt, 296 Seiten, 2 Blatt, 291 Seiten, 3 Blatt, 328 Seiten, 3 Blatt, 274 Seiten, 3 Blatt, 347 Seiten und 4 Blatt, 288 Seiten. Pappbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Nummerierung auf je zwei Lederschildchen. Exlibris auf Innendeckel, kleiner Besitzereintrag auf Vorsatz. Gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Andachtsbuch, Gebetbuch / prayer book; Religion / religion; Theologie / theology

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        [K527]. Il Dissoluto Punito o Sia Il D. Giovanni Drama giocoso... messa per il Piano Forte Del Carlo Zulehner. No. 138. Fr. 21. Fl. 10. [Piano-vocal score]

      Magonza: B. Schott [PN 138], 1793. First Edition, fifth issue, distinguished by the presence of two prices on the title, "Fr.21/Fl. 10." Scarce. The Prague version, without recitatives. Slight variant of Haberkamp text volume p. 293, with plate numbers on p. 64 and 195. Hirsch IV, 134 (first issue). Fuld p. 371. Hoboken 11, 343 (first issue). RISM M4504. An opera buffa in two acts to a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, Don Giovanni was first performed in Prague at the National Theatre on October 29, 1787. "Don Giovanni is governed by a single idea, Giovanni';s flouting of society in pursuit of sexual pleasure, which binds together a disparate set of ambivalent or comic incidents. The libretto has been unfairly criticized; its episodic nature is a condition of the subject, in which respect it differs from Figaro and Così. Divine retribution appears like an act of God, or a different kind of life-force personified in the statue; what in previous treatments had been comic, perfunctory or merely gruesome, is raised to sublimity by Mozart';s music." Julian Rushton in Grove Music Online.. Oblong folio. Disbound. [1] (title within oval decorative border), [2] (blank), 3-207, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Text in Italian and German. Slightly worn, stained, and creased; minor offsetting.

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        [Benton 359-364]. Six Quatuors Concertants Pour deux Violons Alto et Basse... 8me Livre de Quatuors. Prix 9 livres. [Parts]

      

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        Pastor Fido di Giambatista Guarini.

      Crisopoli, Impresso co' tipi Bodoniani, MDCCXCIII (Parma, G.B.Bodoni, 1793), - in-4 gr., ff.(1), pp.345, (mancano 1 bianco all'inizio ed 1 in fine), legatura coeva cartonata bodoniana giallo-arancia. Pieni margini (mm.310x230) con testimoni. Esemplare d'amatore, probabilmente una delle 6 copie in carta vergata d'Annonay in-4 imperiale. Bellissima e pregiata edizione del più noto dramma pastorale, con l'Aminta del Tasso, della letteratura italiana del '500. Lo stimatissimo poeta e retore ferrarese lo pubblicò per la prima volta a Venezia nel 1599. Brooks n. 522: ''Edizione magnifica. ne tirò 6 copie in carta d'Annonay.'' Giani n.49. Gamba 557. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Schlagbuch über die Psalmen Davids samt denen Fest Gesängen 1793.

       8°, 86 bl. (150 Psalmen), 17 (Weihnachts- u. andere Gesänge), 8 Leerbl., HLdr. der Zeit m. Marmoriertem Deckel u. Rückenschild, Einige Bl. etwas fleckig, sonst sehr sauber Musikalische Handschrift. Der Bd. ist a. dem Deckel und a. dem Vorsatz num. No. 36. Bei einem Schlagbuch handelt es sich um ein Begleitbuch für die Orgel (\"die Orgel `schlagen`\"). Die Psalmen Nr.: 53. 62-64. 67-71. 76. 82. 109. 111. 116. 118. 127. 131. 139. 142. 144 sind nicht ausgeführt. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Musik - Klassik Handschriften - Orig.- Handschriften

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        Fabulae Centum ex antiquis auctoribus delectae carminibusque explicatae, et eiusdem Carmina varia.

      Parmae, in aedibus palatinis, typis Bodonianis, 1793 (ma 1796), - in-4, pp. (4), 3, (1b.), XII, (2, di cui 1b.), 160, (4, di cui 3 bb.); leg. coeva m. pelle, piatti in cartone arancione, tit. oro su tassello al dorso. Precedono il testo la dedica del Bodoni, la prefazione di S. Antoniani, ed un utile elenco delle edizioni del Faerno. Si tratta della seconda tiratura, uscita con la stessa data della prima dell'opera del grande erudito e favolista cremonese, vissuto nel XVI secolo, autore di brevi ed eleganti composizioni in diversi metri. «La seconda edizione fu eseguita ''in proprio '' da Bodoni, il quale vi appose il falso millesimo e la smerciò in Italia ed anche in Francia facendola passare, per il residuo di copie della prima che il Renouard non aveva ritirato per intero» cfr. Giani p. 19. Magnifico esemplare a pieni margini. Brooks 520. De Lama, II, 90. Giani p. 18-20. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Michael Montaigne's Gedanken und Meinungen über allerley [allerlei] Gegenstände. Ins Deutsche übersetzt von [Johann Joachim Christoph] Bode. 7 Bände (vollständig, "Mit einigen litterarischen Nachrichten über Bode" in Band 6 und dem "Real- und Nominal-Register des ganzen Werks, bearbeitet von Immanuel Fritze" in Band 7).

      Lagarde, Berlin 1793-1799. - 395, 448/(4), 600, 616, 520, CXLIV/386, 279 S. und 2 gestochene Portrait-Tafeln (Montaigne, Bode), alle Textbände mit zeitgenössischem Lesebändchen, eine ehemalige Beschädigung des Rückens und der Außengelenke von Band 1 fachmännisch restauriert / hinterlegt, Einbände teils etwas fleckig und leicht berieben, bei Band 7 Deckel fleckig und Kanten etwas bestoßen, Seiten vereinzelt schwach fleckig / braunfleckig, insgesamt gut erhaltenes und sauberes Exemplar, (auf Wunsch senden wir gerne weitere Photos der Ausgabe), Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3400 8°., Bände 1-6 dekorative zeitgenössische Ganzleder-Einbände mit roten Leder-Rückenschildern, Band 7 abweichend gebunden in zeitgenössischem Halbleder mit Rückenvergoldung, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: Hookham & Carpenter. 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. 1793. First Edition. Green hardback leather cover. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 266pp. .

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        Signer of the Declaration of Independence Samuel Huntington appoints an ensign in the Connecticut militia

      Hartford, May 7, 1793. 13" x 8". "Partly-printed Document Signed, ""Saml Huntington,"" as Governor of Connecticut, 1 page, 13"" x 8"", Hartford, May 17, 1793, countersigned ""George Wyllys,"" as Secretary. Mat burn from prior framing, usual folds, partial separation along vertical fold expertly repaired on verso, light foxing, else very good with an intact embossed paper seal affixed at left center.An attractive commission for ""Stephen Morgan,"" notifying him that ""the General Assembly of this State,"" has ""accepted"" him ""to be Ensign of the seventh Company of the Militia in the 8th Regiment in said State..."" Provenance: Charles E. Sigety. "

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        Thosel, Dublin

      London: Published by Jas.Malton & G. Cowen Dublin, 1793. Colour-printed aquatint. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and a few mild vertical creases extending through the image and spanning the height of the sheet. Trimmed to the platemark on all sides. A fine plate from the first edition of 'Picturesque Views of the City of Dublin', Malton's detailed topographical and architectural survey of Georgian Dublin. Located at the intersection of Shop and West Streets, the Tholsel (city hall) was erected 1770 on the site where the medieval wooden Tholsel once stood. This beautiful limestone building was the center of Dublin's municipal authority as well as a prime social meeting point until the nineteenth century. The son of the architectural draughtsman Thomas Malton, James Malton was an engraver and watercolourist, who once taught geometry and perspective and worked as a draughtsman in the office of the celebrated Irish architect James Gandon. He is best known for Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin , a highly acclaimed series of twenty-five engravings that was published between 1792-1799. Malton's beautifully coloured prints from this work, which depict many of the impressive new public buildings erected, truly capture the dramatic architectural metamorphosis Dublin underwent in the eighteenth century. His later publications include Four Views in Devon (1800), a small collection of aquatints after F. Keenan, and Essay on British Cottage architecture (1804). Cf. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland in aquatint and lithography 1770-1860 ; cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs , vol. 9, p. 117; cf. Dictionary of National Biography.

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        Essais de Michel de Montaigne. 3 Bände / volumes.

      Chez Jean Serviere et Jean-François Bastien, à Paris 1793. XXIV/492, (6)/732, (4)/605 S., 8°., sehr dekorative Ganzleder-Einbände der Zeit mit roten Rückenschildern und reicher Rückenvergoldung, umlaufender Goldschnitt, marmorierte Vorsätze / Innendeckel / nice full contemporary calf binding with gilt spine, all edges gilt, marbeled endpapers, Ecken/Kanten minimal bestoßen, Papier teils etwas gebräunt und leicht braun-/stockfleckig, 1 Blatt mit kleiner Randfehlstelle, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar in zeitgenössischen Einbänden, Text in Französisch / edges/corners minimally bumped, paper partially a bit browned / foxed, 1 page with a little fault at the margin, else fine, text in French, (Montaigne, Essays) Versand D: 4,90 EUR

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        Wegweiser für Fremde und Einheimische durch die Königl. Residenzstädte Berlin und Potsdam und die umliegende Gegend, enthaltend eine kurze Nachricht von allen daselbst befindlichen Merkwürdigkeiten. In einem bis jetzt fortgesetzten Auszuge der großen Beschreibung von Berlin und Potsdam.

      Nicolai, Berlin, 1793 - Nebst einem [gest., gefalt.] Grundrisse der Stadt Berlin. kl.-8°, Titelbl.,219(3)S., Orig.-Pappbd. - kleiner Stempel auf Titel, Schnitt mit 2 kleinen Flecken, Karte mit kleinem Seiteneinriss, Einband berieben, insgesamt wohlerhaltenes Exemplar [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Baggesen oder Das Labyrinth. Eine Reise durch Deutschland, die Schweiz und Frankreich. Erstes Stück: Kiel und seine Gegend. Zweytes Stück: Kiel, Eutin, Lübeck

      Kaven 1793-94, Altona / Leipzig - kl.8° 2 Teile in 1 Band, 94, 184 S., Halbleder mit mont. Rückenschild aus Bibliotheksbeständen, Rücken, Deckel sowie Einbandecken berieben u. bestoßen, Gelenke etwas gelockert, Name a. Vorsatz, Rücken a. 1 Stelle mit rotem Klebeband sauber verstärkt, insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar dieses sehr seltenen Werkes [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An essay on philosophical necessity.

      London: J. Johnson 8vo (21.6 cm, 8.5"). [4], viii, 508 pp.. 1793 First edition of the first published work by Crombie, a Scottish-born Presbyterian minister, schoolmaster, and philosopher. Here Crombie argues against Reid's and Gregory's positions on free will and defends Hume's determinism; one chapter addresses Gregory's comparison of motives and their operations to causes in physics as described by Newton's laws of motion. Evidence of readership: This copy has extensive pencilled shouldernotes left by an unknown reader who thoroughly (and neatly) recorded numerous questions about and responses to the first 39 pages of the text — after which our reader is heard from no more. Period-style quarter red morocco and marbled paper–covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped publication information and gilt-ruled raised bands, leather edges with gilt roll. One leaf torn across from outer margin, without loss. Marginalia as above, pages otherwise clean. An attractive and interesting copy.

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        Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart, mit beständiger Vergleichung der übrigen Mundarten, besonders aber der Oberdeutschen. 4 Theile (komplett).

      Leipzig, Breitkopf, 1793-1801. Zweyte vermehrte und verbesserte Ausgabe VIII S., 1992 Sp.; 2140 Sp.; 1762 Sp.; 1796 Sp. 28 x 24 cm, Leder der Zeit mit 5 Bünden, reicher Rückenvergoldung, Rückenschildern und umlaufendem Rotschnitt Einband berieben und bestoßen. Innen durchgehend, auch stärker, fleckig. Insgesamt recht schöner, dekorativer Zustand. Das Wörterbuch, das vor dem Grimmschen Wörterbuch, das führende war und das auch in der Goetheschen Bibliothek stand.\"Johann Christoph Adelung (* 8. August 1732 in Spantekow; † 10. September 1806 in Dresden) war ein deutscher Bibliothekar, Lexikograph und Germanist.Johann Christoph Adelung wurde am 8. August 1732 in Spantekow bei Anklam als Sohn des Pfarrers M. Johann Paul Adelung († 1759) geboren. Seine Schwester Christiane Sophie Adelung (* um 1730) ist die spätere Ehefrau von Johann Friedrich Sprengel (1726–1808 oder 1810) und Mutter des Hallenser Arztes und Botanikers Kurt Sprengel (1766–1833).Nach dem Besuch der Stadtschule in Anklam und des (alt- und neusprachlichen) Gymnasiums in Klosterbergen studierte er ab 1752 Evangelische Theologie in Halle, u.a. als Schüler Siegmund Jakob Baumgartens. Adelung war 1756 Mitbegründer der dortigen Freimaurerloge Philadelphia zu den drei goldenen Armen, deren erster Sekretär er wurde; er muss folglich schon früher in die Freimaurerei aufgenommen worden sein.1758 wurde Adelung in Erfurt Professor (Lehrer) am Evangelischen Ratsgymnasium. 1762 wurde er zum Sachsen-Gothaischen Rat ernannt. Ab 1765 lebte er in Leipzig, wo er als Übersetzer, Korrektor und Redakteur arbeitete. 1785 wurde Adelung Mitglied der Deutschen Gesellschaft in Leipzig.1787 wurde er zum Oberbibliothekar der Kurfürstlichen Bibliothek in Dresden berufen, überließ die Repräsentation aber oft dem 2. Bibliothekar Karl Wilhelm Daßdorf. Die tägliche Öffnung der Bibliothek und eine erfolgreiche Weiterführung der Arbeit von Johann Michael Francke (1717–1775) im neuen Domizil, dem Japanischen Palais, werden Adelung zugeschrieben. Seit 1787 war er auswärtiges Mitglied der Königlich-Preußischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.Zusätzlich übernahm Adelung 1793 die Aufgaben eines Bibliothekars in der Privatbibliothek des Kurfürsten Friedrich August III.Adelung starb am 10. September 1806 in Dresden und wurde auf dem Inneren Neustädter Friedhof beigesetzt.Adelung ist am bekanntesten für seine grammatischen und lexikographischen Schriften, hat daneben aber auch auf zahlreichen anderen Gebieten gearbeitet und Übersetzungen, eigene literarische Texte, historische, naturwissenschaftliche, pädagogische und journalistische Arbeiten veröffentlicht.Adelungs wohl bedeutendstes Werk ist sein Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart (1774–1786, 2. Aufl. 1793–1801), die für ihn im engeren Sinne die Meißner Kanzleisprache ist, die bevorzugt wird. Wesentlich ist aber auch der Untertitel: mit beständiger Vergleichung der übrigen Mundarten, besonders aber der oberdeutschen, wodurch sein Werk die bis dahin umfangreichste synchrone Bestandsaufnahme der deutschen Sprache bietet. Die den Lemmata hinzugefügten vergleichenden Synonyme sind oft relativ ausführlich kommentiert, und er geht auch auf die unterschiedlichen Bedeutungen in den Sprachgebieten ein. Es gibt recht viele orthographiebedingte Verweisartikel. Was Adelung als hochdeutsche Mundart im heutigen Wortsinne betrachtet, wird nicht zum Lemma, es gibt aber viele fach- bzw. sondersprachliche Lemmata (20–30 % in der ersten Auflage). Oft teilt er seine Ansichten zur Orthographie mit, manche Lemmata zu Buchstabengruppen scheinen vor allem deshalb aufgenommen worden zu sein. Im Laufe der Zeit wird Adelung skeptischer gegenüber den Rechtschreibreformen, und schließlich bekämpft er in der Vorrede zur zweiten Auflage seine eigene frühere Haltung und schreibt Wörter teilweise anders (beispielsweise häufig -iren statt -ieren bei Verben). Es finden sich Aussprachekennzeichnungen, vermehrt noch in der zweiten Auflage bei noch nicht eingebürgerten Fremdwörtern (Ingenieur ‚Inschenör‘). Verstreut über das Werk findet sich eine stark gestraffte Wortbildungslehre zum Deutschen des 18. Jahrhunderts. Ausführlicher geht er darauf besonders bei den Lemmata zu Partikeln und Präfixen ein. Bezüglich der Etymologie sind ihm alle heutigen Grundsätze fremd; er wusste nichts von der germanischen und der hochdeutschen Lautverschiebung, kennt keine neuhochdeutsche Diphthongierung und keine Monophthongierung; gesetzmäßiger Lautwandel, Ablaut, indogermanische Wortbildungssuffixe sind ihm ebenfalls unbekannt. Es finden sich jedoch manchmal durchaus richtige Etymologien. Ein vollständiger etymologischer Kommentar – so vorhanden – ist jeweils dreiteilig: Erstens kommen Angaben „gleichartiger“ Wortformen aus anderen Sprachstadien, dann ein Überblick über die Etymologie seiner Vorgänger, die er gut kennt, und schließlich seine eigene Etymologie. Sie scheinen Herders Abhandlung über den Ursprung der Sprache (1772) im Einzelwort zu dokumentieren.Adelungs Wörterbuch hatte einen großen Einfluss auf die deutsche Lexikographie, das genaue Ausmaß ist jedoch relativ wenig bekannt. Bezüglich des genauen Wörterbuchgegenstandes (Was ist Hochdeutsch? Was hat Adelung tatsächlich lexikographisch bearbeitet?) herrscht in der Forschung „eine pluralistische Orientierungslosigkeit“. Mindestens das Oberdeutsche kann man trotz negativer Kommentare zum Wörterbuchgegenstand hinzurechnen. Ähnlich sieht es bei der Frage aus, ob seine Arbeit normativ oder deskriptiv (oder beides) war. Besonders auf Grund der umfassenden Vergleiche hatte das Wörterbuch normenden Einfluss auf die Entwicklung der deutschen Sprache. Laut Kühn und Püschel „darf dennoch angezweifelt werden, dass er die Sprachnorm festlegt, denn in den 50er Jahren des 18. Jhs. existierte bereits eine vielgelesene, poetische Nationalliteratur, die bereits weitgehend einer einheitlichen Sprachnorm folgte“.Daneben geht auf den Autor die adelungsche s-Schreibung zurück, die in Teilen des Deutschsprachigen ab dem mittleren 19. Jh., und von der Zweiten Orthographischen Konferenz 1901 bis zur Rechtschreibreform von 1996 im ganzen deutschen Sprachraum mit Ausnahme der Schweiz für das »ß« verbindlich war, inzwischen aber von der heyseschen s-Schreibung abgelöst wurde.\" (Wikipedia) Versand D: 20,00 EUR

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        Description of the estate and abbey of Culross. Particularly of the mineral and coal property. Wherein is given an account of the coal workings at Culross since the year 1572. Together with a description of the coal mining field, on the Frith of Forth; shewing that the Frith coal owners cannot receive the smallest injury by a repeal of the duty on coals, whether on English or Scots coals imported into or vended in Scotland, &c. &c.

      [Edinburgh], printed at Edinburgh, 1793. 8vo., 75 + (1)pp., with the near-contemporary scoring through of the words 'and abbey' on title-page and on A2 (see further note below), recent marbled boards lettered on spine. A very good copy. First edition: very scarce (ESTC has copies at BL + NLS + Science Mus. + Kress only. Also with NLS + Bristol + Huntington + Yale of the revised issue). Goldsmiths 15575. The Kress copy (B 2484) is of the later issue - with the phrase 'and Abbey' removed. The inclusion of the reference to Culross Abbey was evidently a mistake: virtually the whole of the text is devoted to a detailed account of the Culross coal mines. During the 16th and 17th centuries, Culross (in Fife, Scotland) was a centre of the coal mining industry. In 1575, Sir George Bruce of Carnock established at Culross the first coal mine in the world to extend under the sea. The mine used ingenious contrivances to drain the constant leakage of sea water from above. The mine was considered one of the marvels of the British Isles in the early 17th century until it was destroyed in a storm in 1625. The Earl of Dundonald (1748-1831), the owner of the Culross estates in the late 18th century, was a highly inventive chemical manufacturer already with several patents to his name. (His first patent, dated April 1781, was for extracting, tar, pitch, essential-oils, volatile-alkali, mineral-acids, salts and cinders, from pit-coal). By 1793, he had become financially embarrassed and evidently put his mining interests in the market, the present publication being a detailed sales prospectus. 'As the estate, forest, coal, and mineral-property, will, in a few months be brought to sale, this short description of it is given to those who may wish to become purchasers'. Although it seems that no purchaser was found, Cochrane's description of the coal and mineral resources on his estate provide an extraordinarily detailed portrait of these pioneering developments in commercial derivatives extracted from coal.

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        Cary's New and Correct English Atlas: Being a new set of County Maps from actual surveys. Exhibiting all the Direct & Principal Cross Roads, Cities, Towns and most considerable Villages, Parks, Rivers, Navigable Canals &c

      London; printed for John Cary Engraver & Map-Seller no 181 near Norfolk Street Strand 2nd edition 1793 - Folio, [text block approx 12 3/4" x 9 3/4", 320mm x 245mm] tissue-guarded general map of Great Britain and 46 county maps all partly hand-coloured, engraved title-page (verso blank), engraved dedication leaf (verso blank), contents leaf (verso blank), c.47pp description of maps (mostly 1pp with blank verso, 17pp Directions for the Junction of the Roads, The Market and Borough Towns, List of the Principal Post and Sub-Post Towns. Contemporary brown full calf boards with gilt roll decoration, decently rebacked, the flat spine divided into compartments with double gilt fillet, lettered direct, endpapers renewed. [Chubb: The Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, 1927, No. CCLXI, pp214-15] [Tooley: Maps and Map-Makers, London, 1952:pp71: "John Cary issued several atlases of the counties of England. They are entirely bare of ornament, but impressive in their workmanship. They are remarkable for their accuracy and their clear, clean print; indeed, they are brilliantly engraved, and rank with the Ordnance Survey as the finest maps of the nineteenth-century. From a visual, as distinct from a decorative point of view, they have not been surpassed."] Tips of corners rubbed and exposed; map of Devonshire has portion of margin missing, affecting plate-mark but not image; some tissue-guards missing, others frayed, chipped, browned and creased; stain on upper margin first half of book; a rather well-used copy with finger marks, frayed margins and corners; title-page creased and soiled, frayed and with repaired tear; a good copy only. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettera su i pesci fossili del Monte Bolca

      1793 - 103 pages Milano, nell' Imperial monisterio di S. Amb. Mag, 1793, in-8, 103 pages, broché, sous couverture d'attente muette de l'époque, Charmante vignette gravée sur cuivre au titre, figurant le Monte Bolca en éruption et de nombreux poissons fossiles à son pied. Édition originale de cette publication rare sur le gisement de poissons pétrifiés du Monte Bolca, près de Vérone. Le nom de l'auteur apparait en tête de la dédicace à Francesco Venini ; l'abbé Domenico Testa (1746-1825) est à l'origine, avec cet ouvrage, d'une vive querelle dont Giovanni Battista Brocchi donna en 1814 un rapide compte rendu dans son Discorso suiprogressi della conchiologia fossile in Italia. Sa Lettera s'adresse à l'abbé Alberto Fortis, en réaction à une lettre au comte de Cassini publiée en 1785 : Fortis soutenait avoir reconnu dans la collection des poissons fossiles de Vincenzo Bozza, provenant du Bolca, du trois poissons de Tahiti, qu'il a reconnu d'après le l'ouvrage récemment paru de Broussonnet (Ichthyologia. Londres, Elmsly, 1782). Testa contredit ces hypothèses avec une vigueur surprenante de la part d'un ichtyologue purement néophyte. Ward & Carozzi n° 2162. Jean Gaudant, "La querelle des trois abbés (1793-1795) : le débat entre Domenico Testa, Alberto Fortis et Giovanni Serafino Volta sur la signification des poissons pétrifiés du Monte Bolca (Italie)". Travaux du Comité Français d'Histoire de la Géologie, Troisième série, T. XI (1997). Ouvrage provenant des archives de l'abbé Camus de Nancy, avec sa mention manuscrite en pied du titre : "donné par l'auteur à Milan le 15 Mai 1793". Vicaire Général de Nancy, Jean-Denis-François Camus (1752-1814) émigra dans les dernières semaines de l'année 1791 et prit la route d'Italie ; ce personnage à vocation académique, membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes de France, d'Allemagne et d'Italie, évolua avec aisance dans les milieux des érudits italiens. Il eut des contacts et des correspondances avec les plus grands d'entre eux, Tiraboschi, Bandini, Spallanzani, Giuseppe Gioeni, l'abbé Fortis, etc. Au cours de son périple italien, qui dura jusqu'à la fin de l'année 1793, ces nouvelles connaissances lui offrirent de nombreux ouvrages. Camus prit également des notes de voyage, en vue de la publication d'un Voyage en Italie, demeuré à l'état de manuscrit : une partie de ces cahiers vient d'être redécouverte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das kleine Davidische Psalterspiel der Kinder Zions.

      Third printing in America of the German metrical psalms; from the press of the man to print the first German Bible in America, which was also the first Bible printed in the New World in a European language. Printed in double-column format, without the music. Provenance: Old inked inscription of John Ebersole, dated 1793, on front free endpaper; later pencilled signatures of Anna Ebersole and another person to pastedown.

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        The History of the American Revolution

      John Stockdale, London 1793 - 8vo. 2 vols.: [2], xii, 357pp; [2], iv, 360pp. Full calf bindings with red and black leather title labels on spines. Gilt stamped lines and decorations on spines. Hinges reinforced. Light rubs and cracks to spines. Head of spine volume 2 chipped. Period ink signature of E H Maxwell top of title page volume 1. Light toning to text. Originally published in Philadelphia in 1789. Howes R 35; Sabin 67687. Author was from Charleston, South Carolina.

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        Hogarth Illustrated

      J. and J. Boydell, London 1793 - Hogarth, William. The Second Edition, Corrected. Frontispiece portrait of John Ireland engraved by his friend John Mortimer, vignette title pages, profusely illustrated with engravings by various artists after William Hogarth. 3 vols. 8vo. Handsome set of the complete works of Hogarth, with Ireland commentary. Full brown polished tree calf, spine handsomely rebacked, with green labels Frontispiece portrait of John Ireland engraved by his friend John Mortimer, vignette title pages, profusely illustrated with engravings by various artists after William Hogarth. 3 vols. 8vo

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