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        Stellung der Combinirten Armeen, und der Franzosen bey der Blocade von Mainz und bey Eröfnung der ersten Parallele, so den 18t. Juni 1793 geschah, in Gegenwart Ihro Majestät welche sich in der Schanze No. 3 aufhielten. . Fecit Marienborn deen 20. Juni 1793 v. St.

      - mit altem Teilkolorit, Kupferstich ( anonym ) ( Fecit v. St.), dat. 1793, 49 x 42 ( H) Drugulin, 5577. - Seltener Einblattdruck von Mainz. Oben rechts der Titel, unten links Erklärungen zu den Farben und weitere Erläuterungen zur Situation der Belagerung. Zeigt den Belagerungsring um Mainz. Die Truppenstellungen sidn schematisch eingezeichent, aber mit Bezeichnung der Regimenter, als auch der Stärke der Truppen in den einzelnen Dörfern ( z. B. Gunzenheim 18 Jaeger usw.). Gebiet Hochheim, Laubenheim, Ober - Olm, Schierstein.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        WORKS OF THE LATE DOCTOR BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: CONSISTING OF HIS LIFE WRITTEN BY HIMSELF, TOGETHER WITH ESSAYS, HUMOROUS, MORAL & LITERARY, CHIEFLY IN THE MANNER OF THE SPECTATOR.

      London: Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, [1793].. Two volumes. [iii]-ix,[3],317; [6],268pp. plus errata. Contemporary tree calf, gilt leather labels. Extremities worn, front hinge of first volume cracking but sound. Later ownership stamp in both volumes. Internally very clean. Very good. The rare first English edition, first issue of Franklin's work, with the errata called for by Ford. "A collection of the 'popular' pieces of Franklin, together with a re- translation of the autobiography from the French translation of Gibelin, and Stuber's continuation. The editing was done by Benjamin Vaughan, who has clearly made use of his MS. copy of the autobiography in the re- translation. The work was prepared for publication in 1791, but withheld on account of Temple Franklin's announcement of an edition of his grandfather's writings. An additional volume of Franklin's scientific writings was also announced, but never printed" - Ford. "A part of Franklin?'s Autobiography appears here in English for the first time" - Goodspeed. FORD 437. HOWES F323. SABIN 25600. GOODSPEED 524:88. ESTC T56600.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Critik der Urtheilskraft.

      Berlin. Lagarde, 1793. Zweyte Auflage. LX, 482 S. Pappeinband der Zeit. Nahezu fleckenfreies, sauberes Exemplar. Handschriftliche Eintragungen von alter Hand auf Vorsatz. Gesprenkelter Ganzrotschnitt. Einband vornehmlich an den Gelenken und Decken berieben und beschabt. Kopfschnitt leicht fleckig. Ecken bestoßen. Versand D: 6,50 EUR

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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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        \"Des Heil. Röm. Reichs Stadt Augsburg Raths=Calender, / Oder: Allmanach auf das Gemein=Jahr nach der Gnadenreichen Geburt Jesu Christi MDCCXCIV\" (1794). Ratskalender mit einer schönen Ansicht des Rathauses mit dem Perlachturm.

       Kupferstich von Hieronymus Sperling nach Johann Georg Bergmüller, bei Späth, Augsburg, (1793), 114 x 45 cm (von 2 Platten). Vgl. Schefold 41306. - Prachtvoll gestochener, dekorativer Wandkalender. Im oberen Teil ein Porträt von Kaiser Franz II. (1768-1835), umgeben von huldigenden allegorischen Figuren mit vielerlei Insignien des Reichtums, des Handels, der Künste etc. Eine der Putten mit dem Augsburger Stadtplan. Rechts und links das Augsburger Wappenzeichen, der Pinienzapfen. Um den schwarz-rot gedruckten, montierten Kalender die eingeklebten 45 Wappen der Ratsherren. Im unteren Teile die schöne Ansicht des Augsburger Maximilianplatzes mit dem von Elias Holl erbauten Rathaus und der Kirche, mit figürlicher Staffage. Daneben zu beiden Seiten die allegorischen Figuren des Lechflusses. - In den Rändern leicht knittrig, minimal gebräunt und wenige Wasserflecken. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Kalender, Schwaben

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        SEIKEI ZUSETSU: ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF AGRICULTURE. [Woodblock-illustrated & Printe

      Osaka 1793, Hanfu Shorin. Stitched yellow stiff wrs.,30 vol.. set, 19.7 x 26.5 cm., title slips,contained in 2 indigo-blue. Chitsu cloth folding cases, bone clasps, books are clean, a. few dusty covers, contents bright. FIRST EDITION RARE !. A STUNNING & COMPREHENSIVE BOTANICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA This superb and copious work was initiated in Kansei 5 [1793] by order of Shimazu Shigehide [1745-1833], the Daimyo of Satsuma, i.e. the Feudal Lord [Tycoon]. This area is now called Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu. The work was edited by Soh, Han, [aka: by his "studio" or "go" name: Soh Senshun 1758-1834]. . Lord of Shimazu ordered a comprehensive illustrated encyclopedic treatise on agriculture and agricultural botany. The work had an ambitious task, to list every known plant in Japan, with drawings of a large number of examples. Though the original plan was to make this work in 100 volumes, due to fire and other catastrophes, it only went to 30 volumes in all. * EDITORS: The work was edited by Soh Senshun [So Han] & Shirao Kokuchu. *** DISASTER DURING THE COMPLIATION OF THIS WORK: This work was to be the greatest work of botany every published, but was interrupted twice by fire. never progressed beyond the 30 volumes. The work suffered two fires in 1806, and again in 1829. These fires destroyed a great number of the book's woodcut blocks, along with a large number of printed pages stored in a warehouse which burned to the ground. It dealt with agricultural botany, and a few wild food plants. *** THE INCLUSION OF SOME FOREIGN GRAINS & CORN: The work is nicely described & illustrated in Bartlett [see below] as exhibit 33. Figure 29 shows four pages from this work. It also included a bizarre and unusual form of American Indian Maize [i.e. corn] from the new world, known in Japan as Mamekibi. It also shows two other foreign grains: Tobiki or T'ang millet, and Namban millet from the land of the Portuguese or "Southern Barbarians." Also Koma-kibi a Korean millet from the old name Koma for Korea. . The corn was fried in a pan to make "pop-corn" an early record of this kind of usage and food. It may even predate the American usage of corn. *** The contents also deals with the agricultural ceremonies and festivals, planting and tending crops, surveying, irrigation, flood control, farm implements, verities of rice ad various agricultural products. . This famous, stunning and copious work remains one of the most important botanicals ever done in Japan, and is considered one of the most comprehensive and reliable works ever done on the subject in Japan. *** EDITION: This is the FIRST & ONLY EDITION OF THE BOOK. This work was not reprinted nor issued serially, but issued as a set of 30 volumes complete in its one and only edition. *** CONDITION: The set is uniformly bound in stiff yellow stitched wrappers. The first volume covers are dusty front & back; vol.2 & 11 have some stains on the front covers, back covers clean. Vol.8 a bit of stain & spots to lower front cover, back cover clean. Else all other volumes are exceptionally clean both front and back converse as well as bright and clean contents, no worming or other issues. By and large a very nice set ! *** ALTERNATE PUBLISHERS: These are the alternate publishers: So-ya Kyubei and Iyo-ya Zenbei in Osaka. *** REFERENCE: KERLEN, H. CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS & MAPS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS, p.588-589, #1426 * BARTLETT, Harley H. JAPANESE BOTANY DURING THE PERIOD OF WOOD-BLOCK PRINTING, p.149, exhibit no.33, illustrated on a full page as figure 29. * This work cited: BIBLIOGRAPHY AND NATURAL HISTORY: Essays presented at a conference convened in June 1964, Lawrence, Kansas A speech delivered by U.C.L.A. Prof. Richard C. Rudolph: ILLUSTRATED BOTANICAL WORKS IN CHINA & JAPAN, Feb.1, 1967 used this among several others to illustrated his speech, two photos [illus08.jpg] are scanned and posted to our website, along with many others from this book. Both of these photos were taken from Bartlett p.150, figure 29. * KSM (Nogyo) hakubutsu 5-78-3 *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        A General History of Inland Navigation, Foreign and Domestic: Containing a Complete Account of the Canals already Executed in England, with Considerations on those Projected. To which are Added, Practical Observations. The Whole Illustrated with a Map of all the Canals in England, and other Useful Plates. A New Edition Corrected. With an Addenda, which Completes the History to 1792

      London: I. and J. Taylor, at the Architectural Library, High Holborn 1793 Prunkvolle private HLdr. der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung, xx+366+[8]+33 Textseiten+4 gestochene Tafeln, große gefaltete Tafel zwischen Frontispiz und Titelblatt, 4° (22,5 x 28 cm), Decke etwas berieben und fleckig, vor allem an den Kanten, blau bedrucktes Vorsatzpapier, Schildchen von Privat-Bibliothek in der Vorsatzecke, innen hervorragender Zustand, Papier weiß, Stiche in der Beilage geringfügig stockfleckig von hinten, insgesamt sehr guter Zustand.Geographie, Kanalbauten

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        Lettre de quittance, écrite et signée par Redouté

      14 - un billet de 180 x 130 mm, Paris, 14 septembre 1793, l'an 2e de la République, , un billet de 180 x 130 mm, rédigé à l'encre brune, portant en-tête le cachet de minute notarial à l'emblème de la République et avec la devise "la loi le roi", , Intéressante pièce autographe du peintre Pierre-Joseph Redouté : elle témoigne de son activité de dessinateur scientifique et de ses relations avec deux des plus grands noms du monde des sciences et de la physique de la fin du XVIIIe siècle, Antoine Lavoisier et Jean-Charles Borda, au sujet de l'élaboration du système métrique. En 1792, Redouté, qui passera à la postérité pour ses peintures de fleurs, est employé par l'Académie des sciences. Il signe ici une reconnaissance de paiement perçu de la part du très célèbre Lavoisier : "pour deux dessins que j'ai fait à Mr Borda relatifs aux opérations pour mesurer la longueur du pendule à seconde". Nous avons donc là une minute exceptionnelle, en lien avec l'une des dernières préoccupations de Lavoisier à la veille de son emprisonnement, le 24 novembre 1793, et de son exécution, le 8 mai 1794 : appelé par le gouvernement pour fixer les règles du nouveau système métrique, Lavoisier s'était adjoint l'aide du physicien et navigateur Jean-Charles Borda (1733-1799), rendu indispensable pour l'exactitude de ses opérations de pesage. L'importance de cette tâche était de taille : il s'agissait d'uniformiser le système des poids et des mesures dans l'ensemble de la France. Dans ces conditions, Lavoisier fut exceptionnellement autorisé, par délibération de la Commission le 28 frimaire An II (18 décembre 1793), à sortir de sa prison chaque matin accompagné d'un gendarme, pour continuer ses expériences. C'est Borda lui-même qui signa la délibération : "la présence permanente du citoyen Lavoisier, en raison de son talent particulier pour tout ce qui exige de la précision, est irremplaçable. Il est urgent que ce citoyen puisse être rendu aux travaux importants qu'il a toujours suivis avec autant de zèle que d'activité ". Bel état, en dépit d'un renfort marginal au revers et une petite déchirure de 2 cm, sans atteinte au texte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Tratado del Esfuerzo Belico. Nueva Edicion con notas y observaciones por el padre fray Francisco Morales, monge Geronimo del real monasterio de San Lorenzo del Escorial.

      En Madrid, El la Imprenta de Sancha 1793 - in-folio, [2] pp., titre-frontispice, [6]-XXVI-145 pp., 2 vignettes gravées, basane fauve raciné, dos à nerfs orné de caissons fleuronnés dorés, coupes guillochées, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Petite restauration sur le plat supérieur, petites usures aux coins. Juriste espagnol du début du XVIe siècle, Palacios Rubios (1450-1524) avait occupé d'importantes fonctions politiques dont celles de ministre du Conseil des Inde et d'ambassadeur à Rome. Membre du Conseil de Castille en 1504, il avait été un des rédacteurs des lois de Toro. Il fut le principal défenseur des droits de la Castille sur les Indes et avait développé dans ses travaux juridiques, le principe légitime de la souveraineté des territoires espagnols aux Amériques. Son Traité de l'effort héroïque de guerre fut publié une première fois à Salamanque en 1524 ; seul écrit en castillan du grand juriste, cet ?uvre sur les principes guerriers garde un fort caractère politique. Palau, 141668 pour la réédition commentée de Morales en 1793 ; 209526 pour la première édition critique de 1791.

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        [Bill of Rights] Acts passed at the Second Congress of the United States of America: begun and held in the city of Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania, on Monday, the twenty-fourth of October, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one: and of the United States the sixteenth. Published by authority. To which is affixed: "I am Sir, Yr Most Obed. Hble Serv./ Fort Loudoun/10th Sept 175[7]/ Go. Washington"

      Philadelphia: Francis Childs & John Swaine. Very Good. [1793]. First. Full calf. Washington's 34 x 120 mm faded clipped closing & signature from a letter to Anthony Bacon & Company affixed diagonally to fore edge corner of front paste-down. See the University of Virginia's Papers of George Washington, Volume 4 (November 1756- October 1757) for the orphaned letter. Overall heavy wear: rubbing to corners; chipping to spine; hinges loose. Please do not hesitate to request details and/or further images. Sabin 15499 (though pagination given as 289). Marriage of a genuinely rare book with Washington's signature. Evans 26295.; 21.5x13 cm; 175,iii,[1]178-291,ii,(1)[xxiv] pages .

      [Bookseller: Old Florida Bookshop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA]
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        Elogios funebres con que la santa iglesia catedral de Guadalaxara ha celebrado la buena memoria de su prelado el Illmô. y Rmô. Señor Mtrô. D. Fr. Antonio Alcalde. Se ponen al fin algunos monumentos de los que se han tenido presentes para formarlos.

      Guadalaxara: Impr. de Don Mariano Valdés Tellez Giron Small 4to. [3] ff., xxviii pp., [1] f., 49, [1] pp., [1] f.. 1793 This first production of the first press in Guadalajara, the fourth city in Mexico to have a press, commemorates the funeral obsequies of the Dominican bishop of the City, Antonio Alcalde. It begins with the Latin oration of José Appolinari de Vizcarra, Marqués de Pánuco, "Oratio in funere Illmi. D.D. Fr. Antonii de Alcalde Episcopi Guadalaxariani habita . . . quinto Idus Novembris ann. MDCCXCII. A Josepho Appolinari de Vizcarra, Marchione de Panuco. . . . " (pp. i?-xxviii and a leaf previous to first page of text). This is followed by Lic. D. Juan José Moreno's Spanish-language "Sermon predicado el dia 10 de noviembre de 1792. En las solemnes exequias que la Santa Iglesia Catedral de Guadalaxara celebró á su pastor el Illmô. y Rmô. Señor Mtrô. D. Fr. Antonio Alcalde . . . " (pp. 1?-26 and a leaf prior to first page of text). The remainder of the volume is composed of copies of documents illustrative of the generosity and goodness that characterized the bishop's life, including a long, detailed list of his gifts to various monasteries, convents, and schools. The volume ends with an embarrassingly long list of errata for the sermon and the oration. Sometime before 1792, the authorities and well-placed private individuals in Guadalajara began soliciting among the printers of Mexico City for one of them to move with his/her press to their ever-growing city. At first there were no takers, but eventually Manuel Antonio Valdés, the editor of the Gazeta de México, accepted their offer and guarantees, and agreed to send his son, Mariano, to fill the position. The father ordered new type and equipment from Spain, and all of the necessary permissions for the establishing of the first press in Guadalajara were in place by February of 1792. Valdés Tellez Girón and his press, however, did not arrive until the beginning of the next year. As with all first presses, the work available was less than promised or envisioned, but Valdés persisted and probably did much more "job printing" than book or broadside work. His presswork is characterized by neatness and good page design. The importance of this production is underscored by its having been reproduced in a limited edition facsimile of 50 copies in Guadalajara in 1982. Evidence of original wrappers along inner margin of title-page, spine, and blank rear leaf: some discoloration from glue. Some dust-soiling. No worming or tears. A very good copy, now laid (not glued) into a neat folder of marbled paper.

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

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

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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 PHILLIP'S VOYAGE. WITH AN ABRIDGED ACCOUNT OF THE NEW DISCOVERIES IN THE SOUTH SEAS

      London, 1793. Frontis. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Some light scattered foxing and soiling, light offsetting from plates. Very good. The abridged octavo edition, after the quarto edition of the same year. "Hunter, vice-admiral and governor of New South Wales in succession to Governor Phillip, went out as second-in-command on the Sirius in the first convict fleet. He was an experienced and scientific navigator. With his encouragement, the exploration of the coastline of Australia made rapid progress, and the early discoveries of Flinders and Bass owe much to him. His journal is a very valuable work on the early history of the English settlement in Australia" - Hill. The plate of the aboriginal family is engraved by William Blake.

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        TRATADOS MEDICOS. PRIMERO DE LAS INFLAMACIONES DE LA GARGANTA Y DEL GARROTILLO O ANGINAS MALIGNAS GANGRENOSAS. SEGUNDO DE LAS FUERZAS QUE TIENE LA NATURALEZA Y EL ARTE PARA CURAR LAS ENFERMEDADES. TOMO PRIMERO / TRATADO FISICO-MEDICO DE LOS BAÑOS TERMALES DE ALHAMA DE GUADIX, QUE AHORA LLAMAN DE GRAENA. TOMO SEGUNDO. (LOS DOS TOMOS ENCUADERNADOS EN UN VOLUMEN)

      Ed. Imprenta de la Viuda e Hijo de Marin, Madrid. 1793 - Encuadernación en pergamino de época; dos pequeños puntos de polilla en la contraportada que no llegan a traspasarla. Tomo I: 5 hojas + 117 páginas + 1 hoja / TomoII: 1 hoja + 98 páginas + 1 hoja. (Palau 162850). Tema: Medicina / Balnearios / Medicina alternativa / Salud. 0 Español 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bybels Zakelyk-Woordenboek. In het welke voorkomen, en verklaard worden, niet alleen alle Landen, Steden en Gewesten, Gebouwen en Merkwaardige Plaatsen, Zeën, Rivieren en Bronnen, Bergen, Dalen en Bomen, Tempels, Godts- en Afgoden-Huizen, Offerhanden en Godtsdiensten, Afgoden der Joden en Heidenen, Volkeren en Natiën, Mans en Vrouws-Persoonen, Dieren, Berg- Stoffen, Gewichten, Ellen, Maten en Munten. Maar ook veele andere Merkwaardige Woorden en Spreekwyzen, Geloofs-Belydenissen, Gelykenissen en Voorbeelden, Gezichten en Historysen, Deugden en Ondeugden, Gewoontens en Gebruikelykheden, Zonderlinge Gevallen, Konsten en Handteeringen, Wonderwerken en Tekens, van hoedanige Dingen in de gantsche Heilige Schriftuure gemeld word. Kortelyk, alles

      Amsterdam, Adriaan Wor 1793 - 12 delen compleet, Opnieuw gebonden half Leer met ribben, groot 4° (fraaie, onafgesneden set van dit standaardwerk)

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        Large paper proof impressions of the plates from his History of Quadrupeds]

      B. and J. White, [London 1793 - (13 x 9 inches). 112 engraved plates, proof impressions before letters printed on laid paper, engraved by Mazell (i.e. 111 plates, plus the title vignette). Contemporary red straight-grained morocco by Kalthoeber, covers bordered in gilt, spine with double-raised bands in seven compartments, lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges Provenance: William Beckford (Sotheby's London, 6 May 1817, lot 289); George Chetwynd (bookplate and Glendon Hall blind-stamp on first plate); H.J.B. Clements (bookplate); Robert Pirie (bookplate) Beckford's copy of large paper, proof impressions of the plates from Pennant's History of the Quadrupeds, elegantly bound by Kalthoeber. While large paper editions of many of Pennant's works were available to purchase, albeit at significantly higher costs than regular issues, the present complete set of large paper proof impressions of the plates, printed before letters, was likely produced only for special patrons. The provenance of the volume to William Beckford, arguably the most influential patron of arts and letters in late 18th and early 19th century Great Britain, bears out that theory. The only other similar collection of large paper proofs we can trace was sold in 1803 in the Bibliotheca Woodhousiana, sold by Leigh and Sotheby, December 1803, lot 640. Dibdin chose the copy as one of the most valuable books in that collection. A Welsh naturalist and traveler, Pennant was one of the foremost zoologists of his time, frequently corresponding with the leading naturalists of Great Britain and Europe. The present work was first published in 1771 as Synopsis of Quadrupeds , but was enlarged to become the History of Quadrupeds , with editions published in 1781 (with 52 plates) and expanded again in 1793 (111 plates). The present proofs are from that final, most complete edition. "Pennant's name stands high among the naturalists of the eighteenth century" (DAB) Nissen ZBI 3108; Dibdin, Bibliomania pp. 594-596. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Abhandlungen über die Kräfte der thierischen Elektrizität auf die Bewegung der Muskeln nebst einigen Schriften von H. H. Valli, Carminati und Volta über eben diesen Gegenstand. Eine Übersetzung herausgegeben von D. Johann Mayer. Mit vier Kupfertafeln.

      Prag, Calve, 1793. XXVII + 1S. 183 + 1 S. OPappe d. Zeit mit geprägtem Rückenschildchen. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Poggendorff I, 839. PMM 240: \"Galvani´s influence on the modern development energy, electrochemestry and electromagnetism is an indirect one. But there is no doubt that modern electrophysiology (...) derives from those observations of the behavior of the frogs legs. - Die Tafeln zeigen die Versuche und Aufbauten mit den frisch präparierten Froschschenkeln. - Titel etwas stockfleckig. Versand D: 7,00 EUR N-H-T

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        [A Rajah at Prayer] Radjah priant No. 2

      [India, 1793. Graphite and watercolour on wove paper, mounted to a larger sheet, 15 1/4 x 11 inches. Provenance: Marie Anne Solvyns (1781-1844); sold by Francis Edwards in 1929 to; a Bombay collector; purchased in the mid-1980s by Niall Hobhouse An original watercolour study by Solvyns for his monumental work Les Hindous. "Sometime in 1793, though possibly earlier, Solvyns began work on what was to become his life consuming project, a collection of etchings portraying the Hindus in their costumes, occupations, and cultural life ... It was the most ambitious publishing venture yet undertaken in India ... For some time, Solvyns had wandered with his sketchbook through Calcutta and its environs, drawing Indians in their occupational pursuits, their festivals, and the rich diversity of their cultural lives. He drew their musical instruments, their boats, their carts, and their modes of smoking. With genuine curiosity and a keenly observant and sympathetic eye, Solvyns recorded an India few Europeans really saw" (Hardgrave). Solvyns, a Flemish artist, had arrived in India in 1790. He first proposed the project in February 1794, but did not complete the work until mid-November 1796. It was a massive project: purchasing and importing the copper plates, producing the thin hand-made paper for the etchings (the paper on which they are mounted being imported from Europe), etching and hand colouring, were all undertaken largely by Solvyns himself. "Indeed it was the most ambitious printing project undertaken in all India to that time" (Hardgrave). By 1803, Solvyns left India in dire financial straits, his publication nearly bankrupting him. After returning to Brussels, and subsequently moving to Paris, Solvyns began a new set of etchings after his original drawings. This reworking and rewriting took years, and it was not until 1808 that the first part of his new edition Les Hindous was published. Over the next four years it was issued in 48 parts with a total of 288 colour-printed plates, all beautifully finished by hand. The final result, of a quality to a more European standard than the Calcutta original, proved to be an influential model for the Company School of Indian artists during the 19th century who produced suites of drawings of occupations for the British serving in India. The Victoria and Albert Museum holds a set of 248 original drawings by Solvyns (two images short of the complete Calcutta edition) believed to have been prepared by Solvyns for presentation. "For at least some of the subjects, Solvyns did more than one copy of the watercolor in preparation for the etchings, for in addition to the drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, an album that Solvyn's widow, Marie Anne, presented in 1829 to a friend or patron of her husband contained a number of drawings, at various stages of completion, that were later fully realized in the etchings. The album ... contained 41 drawings, some fully complete and watercoloured; others were pencil sketch studies." The present watercolour is from that album. Titled in Solvyn's hand at the top "Radjah priant No. 2" the image was not included in the Calcutta edition, but would appear, reversed as usual (see Hardgrave), in the Paris edition, captioned Rajah Hindoo Prince at his Prayers. Hardgrave writes of this image: "The raja depicted is Ishwar Chandra of Nadia (1747-1802), who, like his grandfather, the famous Maharaja Krishna Chandra Roy, and many of the rajas of Nadia before him, was a Sanskrit scholar and patron of poets and religion. He became raja in 1788 and resided in Krishnagar, then a center of Sanskrit learning, the capital of Nadia and located about 60 miles north of Calcutta on the Hugli river" (Hardgrave, pp. 164-165). Solvyns here depicts the rajah kneeling in prayer on a tiger skin with a pothi (traditional unbound prayer book made of palm leaves) in front of him, with beads (rudraksas) adorning his arms, neck and head and a cloth (gomukha) covering his right arm. Hardgrave, A Portrait of the Hindus , pp.83-84 and 164-165 (the present watercolour illustrated on p. 84 and the finished etching from the Paris edition on the front cover).

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        Principles and observations applied to the manufacture and inspection of pot and pearl ashes

      Boston: Isaiah Thomas & Ebenezer T. Andrews, 1793. 8vo. (8 5/8 x 5 1/4 inches). 48pp. Partially unopened. (Chips to title without loss to text, small clipped portions at head of terminal two leaves without loss to text). Stitched self-wrappers. [With:] Small archive of manuscript material relating to Townsend's service as an Inspector of pot ash, including a document signed by John Hancock. Comprised of: 1) Autograph document signed by Samuel Danforth, attesting that he is personally acquainted with Dr. David Townsend and that Townsend "is well acquainted with the principles of Chemistry in general and that from his particular application, he is well qualified to execute the business of a Assay of Pot & Pearl Ashes." Boston, 16 June 1791. 1 p. 2) Manuscript document signed by Justice of the Peace Samuel Bannett, attesting that Dr. David Townsend has "made oath that he would faithfully perform the duties of the Office of Inspector of Pot Ashes & Pearl Ashes to which he is appointed..." 16 July 1791. 1 p., lower blank portion of sheet clipped. 3) Manuscript document signed by John Hancock, as Governor of Massachusetts, an act concerning the fees for inspecting pot and pearl ashes. Boston, 26 March 1793. 1 1/4 pp. 4) Manuscript contemporary true copy of the above by John Avery Jr. 5) Manuscript document signed by N. Goodale, Clerk of the District of Massachusetts, acknowledging that David Townsend has registered the title of his "Principles and observations applied to the manufacture and inspection of pot and pearl ashes". 10 November [1793]. 1p. Paper covered wax seal. 6) Autograph letter signed from Samuel Eliot to David Townsend, thanking him for sending a copy of his pamphlet "which as far as I can judge must be greatly serviceable to the manufacturing & commercial interests of the State..." 29 May 1796. 1 p. Scarce early American work on the manufacture of potash with an interesting related archive of manuscript material concerning the author, including a document signed by John Hancock. In the mid-18th century, the manufacture of potash became a burgeoning cottage industry. Potash, a mineral rich substance derived from leeching, boiling and distilling burned out ashes from wood and plants, was used extensively in the colonies to make soap, glass and gunpowder and was also an important fertilizer. In 1790, the very first U.S. patent was issued to Samuel Hopkins for an improved furnace in manufacturing potash, attesting to its importance. The United States would be the world's leading producer of potash into the mid-19th century. This rare pamphlet by Townsend, the Inspector of Pot and Pearl Ashes for Massachusetts, reviews the various manufacturing processes in the early period. Townsend graduated from Harvard College in 1770 and studied medicine under General Joseph Warren. At the Battle of Bunker Hill, he accompanied Warren as surgeon in Bunner's regiment. During the war, he was commissioned surgeon to the sixth regiment of foot, commanded by Colonel Asa Whitcomb and later was senior surgeon to the General Hospital, Northern department. He served with the Continental army under Washington during the harsh winter at Valley Forge. On October 9, 1781, he was made surgeon-general of the hospital department. For many years and up to the time of death he was physician in charge of the U. S. Marine Hospital in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Dr. Townsend was an active member of the Massachusetts Medical Society from 1785 to 1824, when he retired. Following the Revolution, Townsend was one of the charter members of the Society of the Cincinnati, being secretary of the Massachusetts chapter from 1817 to 1821, vice-president from 1821 to 1825 and president from 1825 to 1829. Evans 26270; Rink, Technical Americana 3169; Sabin 96377.

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        Vita e Commercio Letterario di Galileo Galilei, nobile e patrizio fiorentino, mattematico e filosofo sopraordinario de Gran Duchi di Toscana Cosimo e Ferdinando II.

      Lausanne (d. i. Firenze, Mouecke) 1793.3 Bände. Mit 11 (4 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln und 1 gefalt. Stammbaum. XVI, 295 S.; 2 Bll., SS. 299 - 599 (SS. 425 - 428 in der Paginierung übersprungen); 2 Bll., SS. 603 - 961. Bedruckter Orig. - Karton. Carli / Favaro 618; Cinti 182; Riccardi II, 195; Gamba 486; Cat. Libri (Auktion Sothebys 1861), 3055: "A most valuable contribution to scientific biography, giving full particolars of Galilei`s friends and opponents, and containing extracts of numerous unpublished letters of G. and his friends which Nelli was prevented by death from publishing in extenso, and wich were only partially published in the last edition of Galileo`s works". - Enthält die erste Bibliographie der Werke Galileis. Unter den Tafeln 2 Portraits Galileis. Die Ausgabe ist üblicherweise in zwei Bänden gebunden und wird auch als zweibändig angegeben, hier wie vorliegend in drei Bänden mit Nummerierung auf den Titeln jeweils von I - III. - Unbeschnittenes Exemplar auf starkem Papier. Band I mit etwas Papierverlust an den Rückenenden. Etwas stockfleckig, bzw. gebräunt, meist nur die Ränder betroffen. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar! Bücher it

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean; Undertaken By Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere

      VG- with no dj. Champante and Whitrow, M. Watson (1793). 4 volume set. Cloth. 51 plates, folding maps, folding plate of the death of cook. Rebound in cloth. Books are tight, covers are clean, some foxing, , staining to volume including last 5 plates, repair to verso of Vol. 1's map, repair to vol 4's title and semi-title page

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        "Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, east and west Florida, the Cherokee country, the extensive territories of the Muscogulges or Creek Confederacy, and the country of the Chactaws. Containg an account of the soil and natural productions of those regions; together with observations on the manners of the Indians..."

      Dublin: "J. Moore, W. Jones, R. M'Allister, and J. Rice". 1793. "First Dublin edition (first published in Philadelphia in 1791 and again in London in 1792), 8vo, pp. xxiv, 520, [12] index; engraved folding map and 7 engraved plates (2 folding); contemporary full tree calf, joints restored; good and sound; internally crisp and clean. Howes B-223: ""Extensive travels, in the early years of the Republic, through the southern frontiers and among the Creeks and Cherokees. A work of high character well meriting its wide esteem."" Sabin 3870: ""Unequalled for the vivid picturesqueness of its descriptions of nature, scenery, and productions."" Field 94: ""Although more specifically a naturalist, he neglected nothing which would add to the common stock of human knowledge. He not only offers us pictures of Indian life, and sketches of the striking peculiarities of the tribes he visited, but he gives us tables of the names and localities of the numerous towns of the populous nations of the Creeks and Cherokees. Fifty-three villages of the first and forty-five of the latter are enumerated and named."" Clark, Old South I, 197 for a long description of this important book."

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        The United States of North America: with the British Territories and those of Spain, according to the Treaty, of 1784

      [London]: Wm. Faden, 1793. Copper-engraved map, with full original colour, in excellent condition apart from repairs to tears in bottom and lower left margins and to center fold. The extremely rare fifth issue of one of the most important early maps of the United States Faden's sequence of maps of the United States represents one of the most important cartographic depictions of the newly independent republic. The present map is the fifth issue of the fourteen total appellations (including the parent plan and thirteen subsequent issues), and is one of the extremely rare first five appellations of this series which almost never appear on the market. The Faden sequence comprises a critical and fascinating series of historical documents regarding the political development of the United States, especially since each issue captures a distinct stage in America's process of transformative change. The present map depicts the United States' boundaries as determined by the Treaty of 1784, when in actuality it is referring to the settlement agreed to at the signing of the Treaty of Paris on September 3rd, 1783, which ended the Revolutionary War. This treaty came into effect in April, 1784. The map is in part based on John Mitchell's A Map of the British and French Dominions in North America (1755) that was used by delegates during the treaty process. While the United States was granted a large territory from the Atlantic to the Mississippi River, and from the northern frontiers of Florida to the Canadian border, this map shows that the settled area of the nation was confined to the former Thirteen Colonies, and the two newly admitted states of Vermont (1791) and Kentucky (1792). Even then, the western boundaries of many of the states, past the Appalachians, are undefined. Although Washington, D.C. was in the process of being laid out, it was not yet built, and is absent from the map. One of the most interesting aspects of the map is its labeling of "Franklinia" or the "New State of Franklin." This refers to an attempt by settlers in the Great Smoky Mountains to secede from North Carolina and to form a new state. From 1785 to 1789, seven of the states of the Union endorsed the plan, but it failed to achieve the required two-thirds support to be admitted as a state at the Constitutional Convention. Various lands in Kentucky and the future Tennessee are shown to be reserved for war veterans from "Virginia" and "North Carolina." Another curious appearance is the name of "Indiana" in what is now West Virginia, but nowhere near the future state of that name. Various areas in the southern Midwest are shown to be owned by private land development companies including the "Wabash" and "Ohio" companies. One such enterprise was headed by "Colonel Simmes [sic]," John Cleves Symmes (1742-1814), an eccentric New Jersey magistrate who later wrote a book which theorized that the interior of the earth was both hollow and inhabitable, and could be entered through the poles. In the same treaty, Spain received possession of Florida from Britain, and the vast Louisiana Territory from France. In the north, although the treaty was supposed to have settled the boundary with Canada from the Great Plains to the Atlantic, a series of geographic misconceptions left the frontier in a nebulous state. Faden elected to present the extreme British conception of the border in northern Maine, and in the northwest, the border was supposed to run west to the source of the Mississippi, when in reality the source was located well to the south. The map also features "The Twenty Leagues Line" located off of the east coast that marked the exclusive maritime jurisdiction of the United States. The composition is completed by an especially finely engraved and coloured title cartouche which depicts scenes of commerce in the prosperous new nation. Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography," 80(e), in Tooley, The Mapping of America; ,not in Phillips.

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        Avis aux ouvriers en fer, sur la fabrication de l'Acier. Publié par ordre du Comité de Salut Public.

      - Paris, Imprimerie du Département de la Guerre rue de la Michodière, n°3 (1793). In-4 (270 x 215 mm), broché, couverture de papier bleu de parution, 34 p., (1) f. bl., 5 planches dont 3 dépliantes. Edition originale illustrée de 25 figures, plans, vues et coupes de hauts fourneaux en 5 planches. Commandé par le Comité de Salut public en septembre 1793, dans le but de répondre aux besoins urgents en acier du pays en guerre, ce mémoire reprenait les travaux que Monge, Vandermonde et Berthollet avaient effectués sur l'ordre du gouvernement de Louis XVI en 1786, et poursuivis avec l'aide de Lavoisier lors d'une célèbre mission réalisée à l'usine du Creusot dirigée par Ignace de Wendel de Hayange. Largement diffusée, cette instruction favorisa la création de nombreux petits ateliers produisant un acier cémenté de qualité médiocre, mais en grande quantité. (Goldsmiths'-Kress, n°15606. Dict. of Scientific Biography, IX, p. 477). On joint une lettre grand in-4°, imprimée en-tête du ministère de la Guerre à destination des administrateurs des départements pour accompagner l’envoi de cette brochure. Dos fendillé, bords lég. effrangés. Exemplaire tel que paru. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Vom Kriege.Berlin: Ferdinand Dümmler, 1832-1837. First edition.

      "Very scarce, fine, and complete set of Clausewitz´s writings on warfare, <i>Hinterlassene Werke über Krieg und Kriegführung</i>, with all 10 volumes, including the celebrated <i>Vom Kriege</i> (PMM 297), appearing in the first 3 volumes.<br/><br/> "These thousand pages of 'On Warfare' occupy a unique position among military writings of any age and nation. The book is less a manual of strategy and tactics, although it incorporates the lessons learned from the French revolutionary and Napoleonic wars, than a general inquiry into the interdependence of politics and warfare and the principles governing either or both. War, Clausewitz maintained, must always be regarded 'as a political instrument'; for war, his most famous aphorism runs, 'is nothing but politics continued by different means'. Consequently, he scorns the notion of 'the harmful influence of politics upon the conduct of war', since blame, or praise, must be attached to politics itself. If the course of politics is sound, political influence on the conduct of war can only be advantageous: 'The French revolutionary victories over twenty years resulted mainly from the faulty politics of the opposing governments'. <br/><br/> "His basic conception, that military decisions must always be subordinate to political considerations, is buttressed by the emphasis laid on morals and morale as the decisive factors in war. He therefore condemns all rigid blue-prints for campaigns and battles, defines strategy as 'a perpetual alternation and combination of attack and defence', and implies the then startling proposition that there are no bad soldiers but only bad officers. <br/><br/> "Clausewitz took an active part in all the continental campaigns between 1793 and 1815 as an officer in Prussian and, 1812-14, Russian services. He worked with Scharnhorst and Gneisenau for the reform of the Prussian army and from 1818 to 1830 was the head of the Berlin military academy, the forerunner of the Prussian general staff. His book <i>Vom Kriege</i> grew out of a series of 'aphorisms' jotted down in 1816-18 which formed the basis of his lectures at the academy. After his death from cholera during the Polish campaign, in which he served as chief of staff to Gneisenau, who succumbed to the same disease, the book was published by his widow and won immediate recognition as the most profound exposition of the philosophy of war - a place that has never been disputed." (</i>Printing and the Mind of Man</i>) ". 10 volumes, 8vo (202 x 120 mm). Two folding engraved maps and one folding table. (Some light spotting mainly to the edges, faint dampstain in the margin of vol. 3, short tears at map folds.) Contemporary green quarter calf, flat spines ruled in gilt and blind, lettered and numbered directly in gilt (spines lightly faded). Highly scarce in such fine condition

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        Landschaftsansicht, mit Fernsicht nach Warmbrunn, "Gegend von Cavalierberg bey Hirschberg nach Warmbrunn in Schlesien".

      - altkol. Umrißkupferstich v. D. Berger n. Reinhard, dat. 1793, 27,5 x 40 Daniel Berger (1744 - 1824, Kupferstecher in Berlin) stach Riesengebirgsmotive nach Bildern von Carl Christoph Reinhardt (1733 - 1827). - Das Blatt ist altgerahmt (Goldrahmen mit Schrägschnittpassepartout).

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        Ephemerides nauticas, ou diario astronomico para o anno de 1794. Calculado para o meridiano de Lisboa, e publicado por ordem da Academia Real das Sciencias .

      Lisbon, Na Officina da Academia Real das Sciencias, 1793. - 4°, contemporary crimson morocco (slight wear at extremities; leather darkened in a few spots), spine with raised bands in six compartments, gilt fillets and letter, covers with gilt borders containing gilt fillets, edges of covers milled, marbled endleaves, all text-block edges gilt. Woodcut arms of Academia Real das Sciencias on title page. Numerous woodcut tables in text. Light dampstain in upper outer corner of last few leaves. In fine condition. viii, 148 pp., (including last 3 pp. with "Catalogo das obras já impressas, e mandadas compôr pela Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa ."). *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this nautical and astronomical almanac for the year 1794. A number of similar volumes were published by the Academia Real das Sciencias annually from 1788 through 1805, as well as some for later years; all are rare. Some were published anonymously, others by Custodio Gomes de Villas-Boas, while at least one was written by him in collaboration with Francisco Antonio Ciera and Francisco de Borja Garção Stockler, and others were published by José Maria Dantas Pereira de Andrade. Villas-Boas (1741-1808), a member of the Academia Real das Sciencias, was an artillery officer, student of mathematics with a degree in that subject from Coimbra University, and was "jubilado" in the Academia Real de Marinha. His final post was as Governor of the praça de Valença. According to some he was a native of Guimarães; others claim he was born in Barcellos. He made a number of contributions to the @Memorias of the Academia Real das Sciencias on navigation and astronomy, and, jointly with Francisco Antonio Ciera translated Flamsteed's @Atlas celeste into Portuguese, with revisions and corrections.*** Not in Innocêncio; see II, 112-3 and IX, 97. Porbase cites a single copy of the present volume, in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, as well as other volumes for other years. Copac repeats the run of ten volumes from 1788 to 1796 at British Library, and a run of four volumes from 1790-1794 for the years 1791-1793, and 1795, at Oxford University. Josiah cites a copy of the volume published in 1799 for the year 1800 ONLY at the John Carter Brown Library. No eighteenth-century volumes located in Hollis (cites only three volumes, for 1823-1825, published 1822-1824). No volumes located in Orbis. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1793 Galileo Galilei Discorso by Torquato Tasso ITALIAN Astronomy Mathematics

      Roma, Stamperia Pagliarini, 1793. - 1793 Galileo Galilei Discorso by Torquato Tasso ITALIAN Astronomy Mathematics VERY Rare printing in BEAUTIFUL Vellum Binding Torquato Tasso (1544 &#150; 1595) was an Italian poet of the 16th century, best known for his poem La Gerusalemme liberata (Jerusalem Delivered, 1581), in which he depicts a highly imaginative version of the combats between Christians and Muslims at the end of the First Crusade, during the siege of Jerusalem. Galileo Galilei (1564 &#150; 1642), was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance. Galileo has been called the "father of observational astronomy", the "father of modern physics", and the "father of science". We find this same book for sale elsewhere for $950! Main author: Galileo Galilei; Giuseppe Iseo; Tasso Title: Considerazioni al Tasso di Galileo Galilei e Discorso di Giuseppe Iseo sopra il poema di M. Torquato Tasso per dimostrazione di alcuni luoghi in diversi autori da lui felicemente emulati. Published: Roma, Stamperia Pagliarini, 1793. Language: Italian Notes & content: &#149; Beautiful vellum binding! FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure vellum binding Pages: complete with all 275 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: Roma, Stamperia Pagliarini, 1793. Size: ~7in X 4in (18cm x 10cm) Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Critik der Urtheilskraft.

      Berlin, Lagarde., 1793. Zweyte Auflage. LX, 482 S. 1 leere Blatt. 8° Neuerer Halblederband im Stile der Zeit unter Verwendung des alten Rückens mit Rückenschild. Zweite Originalausgabe,- Warda 127; Adickes 71; Akad.- Ausg.,- V, 527, 2. Diese Ausgabe, die die Grundlage für den Text der Akademie-Ausgabe bildet, zeichnet sich dadurch aus, daß für die Verbesserungen ein durchschossenes Korrekturexemplar Kants benutzt wurde. Bei den meisten seiner Werke hatte Kant sich bekanntlich kaum um die Druckausführung´gekümmert. Allerdings lassen sich \"die Änderungen, die Kant für die zweite Auföage selbst gemacht hat, schwer und auf jeden Fall nur hypothetisch von denjenigen unterscheidewn, zu welcher offenbar, wie Kiesewetter bei der ersten Auflage, der Berliner Korrektor auch jetzt freie Hand hatte. Daß es wieder Kiesewetter gewesen sein sollte, ist nicht anzunehmen...\" (Windelband) kleiner zeitgenössischer Namenszug auf dem Titel, schönes Exemplar. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        LAVOISIER ET BORDA] REDOUTÉ (Pierre Joseph)

      14 1191 - Paris, 14 septembre 1793, l'an 2e de la République, , un billet de 180 x 130 mm, rédigé à l'encre brune, portant en-tête le cachet de minute notarial à l'emblème de la République et avec la devise "la loi le roi", , Intéressante pièce autographe du peintre Pierre-Joseph Redouté : elle témoigne de son activité de dessinateur scientifique et de ses relations avec deux des plus grands noms du monde des sciences et de la physique de la fin du XVIIIe siècle, Antoine Lavoisier et Jean-Charles Borda, au sujet de l'élaboration du système métrique. En 1792, Redouté, qui passera à la postérité pour ses peintures de fleurs, est employé par l'Académie des sciences. Il signe ici une reconnaissance de paiement perçu de la part du très célèbre Lavoisier : "pour deux dessins que j'ai fait à Mr Borda relatifs aux opérations pour mesurer la longueur du pendule à seconde". Nous avons donc là une minute exceptionnelle, en lien avec l'une des dernières préoccupations de Lavoisier à la veille de son emprisonnement, le 24 novembre 1793, et de son exécution, le 8 mai 1794 : appelé par le gouvernement pour fixer les règles du nouveau système métrique, Lavoisier s'était adjoint l'aide du physicien et navigateur Jean-Charles Borda (1733-1799), rendu indispensable pour l'exactitude de ses opérations de pesage. L'importance de cette tâche était de taille : il s'agissait d'uniformiser le système des poids et des mesures dans l'ensemble de la France. Dans ces conditions, Lavoisier fut exceptionnellement autorisé, par délibération de la Commission le 28 frimaire An II (18 décembre 1793), à sortir de sa prison chaque matin accompagné d'un gendarme, pour continuer ses expériences. C'est Borda lui-même qui signa la délibération : "la présence permanente du citoyen Lavoisier, en raison de son talent particulier pour tout ce qui exige de la précision, est irremplaçable. Il est urgent que ce citoyen puisse être rendu aux travaux importants qu'il a toujours suivis avec autant de zèle que d'activité ". Bel état, en dépit d'un renfort marginal au revers et une petite déchirure de 2 cm, sans atteinte au texte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Natural History, General and Particular. Including the History of the Elements, the Planets, the Earth, Mountains, Rivers, Seas, Whirlwinds, Waterspouts, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Man and Quadrupeds. Nine Volume Set

      A. Strahan and T Cadell, London 1793 - 8vo. nine volumes, c.p. plates 1-262, ownership bookplates on front pastedowns, some browning and foxing on endpapers and foredges, interanally light browning and sporadic foxing, good in full marbled calf gilt, worn, some hinges cracked or broken with boards detached on four of the volumes, fair. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Über die Wirkungen der Schnürbrüste. Neue, völlig umgearbeitete Auflage.

      Berlin, Voss 1793.Mit 1 gefalteten Kupfertafel. 84 S. Neuer Pappband mit Rückentitel. 21 x 12,5 cm. Erste illustrierte und maßgebliche Ausgabe. - Blake 424; Hirsch / H. V, 329; Hayn - Got. V, 99: "Eine der ersten Schriften über diesen Gegenstand u. wegen der eingehenden klaren Behandlung noch heute geschätzt. ... Besond. wegen der v. Koeck gezeichn. u. v. Berger gestoch. Kupfertafel in Querfolio wichtig, welche d. Umriß d. mediceisch. Venus nach G. Audran bis an d. Knie mit anatom. Genauigkeit darstellt. Choulant, Gesch. der anat. Abb. S. 133." - Titelblatt mit Zitat von Hebenstreit aus "Lehrsätze der medicinischen Polizeywissenschaft": "Die Form oder der Zuschnitt der Kleider ist wohl kein Gegenstand der Medicinalpolizei, sondern der medizinischen Aufklärung; höchstens darf der Staat nur da sie bestimmen, wo sie auf seine Kosten angeschafft werden, oder wo er gegen Ertheilung anderer Vortheile sie sich ausbedingen darf". - Die nicht illustrierte Erstausgabe erschien 1788 in Leipzig. - Name auf dem Titel, teilweise minimal gebräunt. Bitte um Beachtung: Wir sind bis einschließlich 14.01.2016 im Urlaub, der Versand Ihrer Bestellung erfolgt am 15.01. - Please note: Until Jan. 14th we are on holidays, ordered items will be mailed at Jan. 15th. Bücher de

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        Bybels Zakelyk-Woordenboek. In het welke voorkomen, en verklaard worden, niet alleen alle Landen, Steden en Gewesten, Gebouwen en Merkwaardige Plaatsen, Zeën, Rivieren en Bronnen, Bergen, Dalen en Bomen, Tempels, Godts- en Afgoden-Huizen, Offerhanden en Godtsdiensten, Afgoden der Joden en Heidenen, Volkeren en Natiën, Mans en Vrouws-Persoonen, Dieren, Berg- Stoffen, Gewichten, Ellen, Maten en Munten. Maar ook veele andere Merkwaardige Woorden en Spreekwyzen, Geloofs-Belydenissen, Gelykenissen en Voorbeelden, Gezichten en Historysen, Deugden en Ondeugden, Gewoontens en Gebruikelykheden, Zonderlinge Gevallen, Konsten en Handteeringen, Wonderwerken en Tekens, van hoedanige Dingen in de gantsche Heilige Schriftuure gemeld word. Kortelyk, alles

      Amsterdam, J. de Groot 1793 - 14 delen compleet, Origineel half Leer, groot 4°

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        A Journal during a residence in France from the beginning of august to the middle of december 1792.

      Robinson, Paris 1793 - Deux volumes in-8 (21,5 cm x 13,5 cm), 502-617 pp. Une carte dépliante aquarellée : A map of General Dumourier's Campaing on the Meuse in1792. (Une fente sans manque). Plein veau d'époque. Pièces de titre. Dos à filets dorés. Charnières fendues. Coiffes fatiguées. Intéressants exemplaires de journal d'un anglais pendant la Révolution. Pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site Paris-Libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VIAGE ESTÁTICO AL MUNDO PLANETARIO (Tomos 1 y 2 ) Madrid 1793

      - Madrid, Imp. Aznar, 1793. Láminas desplegables. Vol I y II: 279p. 291p. 4º. Encuadernados en pasta española de la época, algo rozados. Bordes algo rozados. Lomo con dorados. Etiqueta. Sello caucho. Inscripción antiguo propietario. Buenos ejemplares. 1ª edición. Primera edición. 1st edition. First edition. Ciencias. Astronomía. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Belagerungsplan, darunter Gesamtansicht der Stadt, "Belagerungs Plane der Stadt und Gegend Mainz im Jahr 1793. Gezeichnet von Peter Brand Jaeger, der Geometrie und Forstwissenschaft Beflissner Gestochen durch Gebrüder Cöntgen zu Frankfurt und Mainz".

      - Kupferstich v. G.F. Cöntgen n. Peter Brand, 1793, 39,5 x 44,5 Nicht bei Brumme, Katalog Mainz . Seltener Belagerungsplan von Mainz. Oben links eine Kartusche mit Erklärungen, unten rechts der Titel. Die Truppenstellungen sind koloriert eingezeichnet. Zeigt die nahe Umgebung von Mainz in der Begrenzung: Laubenheim, Marienborn, Drais, Finthen, Budenheim, Walluf, Wiesbaden Wickert. Am unteren Rand eine Gesamtansicht von Mainz 6,5 x 44,5 cm., die die Beschiessung von Mainz zeigt.

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        The American Revolution written in the Style of Ancient History ( Volume One Only)

      Jones, Hoff, & Derrick, Philadelphia, PA 1793 - full brown leather with moderate wear at extremities; front flylaf and half title page missing, 226 pages; Size: 12 vo; 1/2 Pound [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Versuch eines Handbuches der Pontonnier-Wissenschaften (3 Bände)

      Leipzig, Barth, 1793/94. - in Absicht ihrer Anwendung zum Feldgebrauch. Mit 19 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, XXVI, 374 Seiten; XXIV, 390 Seiten; XII, 220 Seiten, Pappbände der Zeit mit dreiseitigem Rotschnitt, 20,5 x 13,5 cm, Einbände leicht berieben, Titelblätter verso mit Stempel &#132;Burggrafen zu Dohna &#150; Bibliothek", innen sauber. Hoyers (1767-1848) vorliegendes Werk gehört zu den ersten Monographien die sich mit der Theorie und Wissenschaft der Fluss bzw. Gewässerüberquerung durch militärische Einheiten beschäftigte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vita e Commercio Letterario di Galileo Galilei, nobile e patrizio fiorentino, mattematico e filosofo sopraordinario de Gran Duchi di Toscana Cosimo e Ferdinando II.

      Lausanne (d. i. Firenze, Mouecke) 1793. - 3 Bände. Mit 11 (4 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln und 1 gefalt. Stammbaum. XVI, 295 S.; 2 Bll., SS. 299-599 (SS. 425-428 in der Paginierung übersprungen); 2 Bll., SS. 603 -961. Bedruckter Orig.-Karton. Carli/Favaro 618; Cinti 182; Riccardi II, 195; Gamba 486; Cat. Libri (Auktion Sothebys 1861), 3055: "A most valuable contribution to scientific biography, giving full particolars of Galilei`s friends and opponents, and containing extracts of numerous unpublished letters of G. and his friends which Nelli was prevented by death from publishing in extenso, and wich were only partially published in the last edition of Galileo`s works". - Enthält die erste Bibliographie der Werke Galileis. Unter den Tafeln 2 Portraits Galileis. Die Ausgabe ist üblicherweise in zwei Bänden gebunden und wird auch als zweibändig angegeben, hier wie vorliegend in drei Bänden mit Nummerierung auf den Titeln jeweils von I - III. - Unbeschnittenes Exemplar auf starkem Papier. Band I mit etwas Papierverlust an den Rückenenden. Etwas stockfleckig, bzw. gebräunt, meist nur die Ränder betroffen. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar! [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Opera et Fragmenta Veterum Poetarum Latinorum Profanorum et Ecclesiasticorum Duobus Voluminibus Comprehensa.

      London: J. Nicholson, B. Tooke, J. Tonson. Overall a very good set with only few signs of wear. With an intriguing gift inscription probably to John Rawdon, first Earl of Moira who died in 1793 from one John Ball: 'Honoratissimo Comiti de Mojral misit Johannes Ball A.M.. 2 Volumes (complete set). London, J. Nicholson, B. Tooke, J. Tonson, 1713. Folio. Pagination: Volume I: [10], 1612 [1] pages / Volume II with continued pagination: pages 1526-1752, [12], 7, [1]. Original Hardcover / The books are bound in attractive contemporary panelled calf which has been sympathetically rebacked, preserving the original spine labels. The two volumes have red and black printed title pages with a list of subscribers and interspersed with copper engraved vignettes. Overall a very good set with only few signs of wear. With an intriguing gift inscription probably to John Rawdon, first Earl of Moira who died in 1793 from one John Ball: 'Honoratissimo Comiti de Mojral misit Johannes Ball A.M. Michael Maittaire (also Michael) (1668 ?- 7 September 1747) was a French-born classical scholar and bibliographer in England, and a tutor to Lord Philip Stanhope. He edited an edition of Quintus Curtius Rufus, later owned by Thomas Jefferson. His works included a grammar of English (1712). He was born in France of Huguenot parents, who around the time of the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes moved to England. He obtained a king's scholarship at Westminster School in 1682. Richard Busby, then head-master, made him concentrate on the study of Greek and Latin. On leaving school he went to The Hague, where he was received by the Vaillants, and then to Paris. On returning to England he gained the goodwill of Robert South, at the time a canon of Christ Church, Oxford; it is said that he compiled a list of the Greek words that were wrongly accented in the works of William Sherlock. South made him 'canoneer' student of Christ Church, and he took the degree of M.A. on 23 March 1696, being incorporated M.A. at Cambridge in 1708. In 1695 he was appointed second master of Westminster, but resigned in 1699 and kept a private school, one of the pupils at which was Stephen Martin Leake. Late in life he was Latin tutor to Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield's son. In 1728 he was living in a house in Orange Street, near Holborn, London. Maittaire died on 7 September 1747, aged 79. Over fifty years he had formed a large library, rich in early printed editions. It was sold by auction in London by Cock & Langford, the sale beginning on 21 November 1748 and lasting for forty-four evenings. Maittaire began to publish about 1706. His major works are his Annales Typographici and other writings on the history of printing, and of editions of the classics, especially the series of Latin classics printed in duodecimo by Jacob Tonson and Watts of London from 1713 to 1719. Pope had made Maittaire in the manuscript of the Dunciad an inhabitant of the "Kingdom of Dullness", but the lines were not printed, after a request made for their suppression by Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, a patron of Maittaire. Extracts from Maittaire's letters to the Earl of Oxford are printed in John Nichols's Literary Anecdotes, and other letters by him are in George Ballard's collection in the Bodleian Library. In his earliest letters he signs his name 'Michell Mattaire'. (Wikipedia)

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        Relation historique de l'importante SORTIE, exécutée par la garnison de Gibraltar, le 27 novembre 1781, afin de détruire les ouvrages élevés par les Espagnols contre cette forteresse, devant servir d'explication à l'estampe qui représente ce sujet

      - A Londres chez l'imprimeur J. Smeeton, dans la rue Saint Martin 1793. In-4 relié plein veau brun, dos lisse à fleurons allégoriques dorés, plats encadrés d'une guirlande de fines branches dorées, gardes de papier marbrés, roulette dorés intérieure, toutes tranches dorées. 38 pages + superbe estampe aquarellée de Antonio Césare de POGGI, dessinateur, peintre d'histoire et éditeur, dépliante au format de 38 x 51 centimètres (40 pouces x 26, mesure du pied d'Angleterre, datée du 25 may 1792, légendes en marge. L'estampe, dessinée sur place en 1783, est d'une très grande finesse, elle a été gravée par Mr. POUNCEY, graveur anglais, travail qui a demandé plus de 7 années. En tête d'ouvrage, on trouve la liste des souscripteurs pour l'estampe (Le Roi et la Reine de Grande Bretagne, les noms des Altesses Royales etc.) sur 8 pages, s'en suit un avertissement à la date du 6 mai 1793 de 4 pages, puis "Lettre de Mr. Le Chevalier FOULIS, Major de la Place de Gibraltar, sur la SORTIE faite par la Garnison de cette Place le matin du 27 novembre 1781, adressée à M+++.", 10 pages. Ensuite "Description alphabétique de l'Estampe représentant la sortie faite par la Garnison de Gibraltar dans la matinée du 27 novembre 1781", 11 pages . + Un tableau "Disposition et forces du détachement. Brigadier Général ROSS". L'ouvrage se termine sur 2 pages de P.S. (post-sciptum), qui contient les remerciements de Mr. de POGGI à ceux qui lui ont apporté aide pour la résalisation de l'estampe. La reliure est un peu frottée, coins émoussés, petits manques de cuir en tête et en queue, l'exemplaire est à grandes marges, ne présente que quelques rousseurs en page de titre sans gravité, l'estampe présente une déchirure sans manque anciennement restaurée avec du papier collant, un petit trou sans manque à une pliure et une tache brune à une pliure en partie supérieure. Le dessin est d'une remarquable finesse. Malgré les petits défauts signalés, cet ouvrage très rare, est en bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [PRINTED COMMISSION, COMPLETED IN MANUSCRIPT, SIGNED BY LÉGÉR-FÉLICITÉ SONTHONAX, APPOINTING THE MULATTO GENERAL VILLATE AS COMMANDER OF CAP-FRANÇAIS]

      Cap-Français, 1793. Old fold lines. Light wear and soiling. Very good. During the early years of the French Revolution, Sonthonax was the civil commissioner of Saint-Domingue, which would soon become Haiti. A radical Jacobin, he presided over a chaotic period of conflicts between royalists and revolutionaries, and between whites, free people of color, and slaves in full revolt. He is most remembered for freeing the colony's slaves on Aug. 29, 1793 in an effort to gain the support of Toussaint L'Ouverture's forces against the Spanish. This document appoints the mulatto general, Villate, a rival of Toussaint's, as military commander of the city. It is signed by Sonthonax and countersigned by French military leader Etienne LaVeaux, who later assumed the governorship for himself, but he held power only briefly before being deposed by Toussaint. A large woodcut vignette proclaiming "La Republique Française, Une et Indivisible" heads the document. All early printed material from Saint Domingue is, in and of itself, rare by nature. A handsome and important piece, signed by two important figures in the early Haitian revolution, formalizing the rise to power of a third.

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        Über die Schriftlehre von der Versöhnung durch Christum an den Grafen Cajus Reventlow von Johann Caspar Lavater. 15 Briefe, Manuskript.

      1793 Kl.-8°, 141 handgeschrieben Seiten, Kart-Mappe der Zeit mit handschriftl. Rückenschild m. losen Bogen in Schuber, Ganz vereinzelt kleine Flecklein, ansonsten tadell. « Zürich. Donnerstag den 14. November 1793. in den letzten Stunden meines zweiundfünfzigsten Lebensjahres. J. C. L.» Handschriftliche Kopie des theologischen Textes von einem Schreiber aus dem Umfeld des Autors abgeschrieben. Laut der Handschriftenabteilung der Zentralbibliothek entspricht es dem Manuskript: FA Lav Ms. 75.1 KANN ERST NACH MESSERERHÖFFNUNG VERKAUFT WERDEN! Versand D: 20,00 EUR Handschriften - Orig.- Handschriften Religion - christliche Helvetica - Zürich

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        Joseph-Geneviève, Le Comte de Puisaye - Signed letter to General Moreau

      Joseph-Geneviève, Le Comte de Puisaye, 1793. No binding. Very Good. PUISAYE (Joseph of). Signed letter "Joseph cte D.P." addressed to the General Jean-Victor MOREAU. S.l., [probably 1793, and not on 19 Sept. 1796 as indicated by an old note]. 1 p. 1/2 folios, letter cut into two with the folding and repaired on the back but almost separated. Age toned paper with chipping and on the edges and a couple of small tears with one affecting the letter in the date. Nice hand-written letter. Condition otherwise very good.The count Joseph of PUISAYE (1755-1827) was one of the burning defenders of the royalist cause. Outlaw, he took refuge in 1793 in the forests at Rennes, where it reorganized bands of chouans. Then he shared his activity between London and the continent, organized landing of Quiberon in June 1795 as well as many military operations. English translation of ALS by Puisaye..."No, Monsieur the General, at least as I like to believe it (as far as I think), the fame of your new post will not at all dazzle you you and will not diminish the feelings of attachment to your King that you were not afraid of demonstrating in the most difficult (trying) circumstances. Ah! If this generosity feeling in your heart were to be extinguished for an instant, I would say to you, look back into the past, you will see there the bloody shadow of a respectable and unfortunate father fallen victim of the assassins who you now serve... If you listen closely? You will hear the cries for vengeance that he (your father) raises right to you, they (the cries) are the certain (very) expression of the pain that he feels in seeing you support the bloody side that has just murdered him...... ah! Moreau, Change your cypresses for lauriers and hasten to nurture them under the flag of honour and duty to merit the tribute of estimation and recognition that a generous monarch offers you. There will not be, I dare to assure you in his name, a greater dear joy, than that of you working for his throne and authority. Telling you the means to render this exercise an infallible success is absolutely useless; you have them (the means) in hand. Use them with your characteristic intelligence, and count on speedy good fortune and the conservationfor the recognition of your Sovereign, rather than for a horde of scoundrels who just wait only to destroy you the moment you cease to be useful to them.Discretion above all.Joseph Cte de P.P.S. Render services that prove to me that we can count on you, and you will know me (see me) soon.

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        Joseph-Geneviève, Le Comte de Puisaye - Signed letter to General Moreau

      Joseph-Geneviève, Le Comte de Puisaye, 1793. No binding. Very Good. PUISAYE (Joseph of). Signed letter "Joseph cte D.P." addressed to the General Jean-Victor MOREAU. S.l., [probably 1793, and not on 19 Sept. 1796 as indicated by an old note]. 1 p. 1/2 folios, letter cut into two with the folding and repaired on the back but almost separated. Age toned paper with chipping and on the edges and a couple of small tears with one affecting the letter in the date. Nice hand-written letter. Condition otherwise very good.The count Joseph of PUISAYE (1755-1827) was one of the burning defenders of the royalist cause. Outlaw, he took refuge in 1793 in the forests at Rennes, where it reorganized bands of chouans. Then he shared his activity between London and the continent, organized landing of Quiberon in June 1795 as well as many military operations. English translation of ALS by Puisaye..."No, Monsieur the General, at least as I like to believe it (as far as I think), the fame of your new post will not at all dazzle you you and will not diminish the feelings of attachment to your King that you were not afraid of demonstrating in the most difficult (trying) circumstances. Ah! If this generosity feeling in your heart were to be extinguished for an instant, I would say to you, look back into the past, you will see there the bloody shadow of a respectable and unfortunate father fallen victim of the assassins who you now serve... If you listen closely? You will hear the cries for vengeance that he (your father) raises right to you, they (the cries) are the certain (very) expression of the pain that he feels in seeing you support the bloody side that has just murdered him...... ah! Moreau, Change your cypresses for lauriers and hasten to nurture them under the flag of honour and duty to merit the tribute of estimation and recognition that a generous monarch offers you. There will not be, I dare to assure you in his name, a greater dear joy, than that of you working for his throne and authority. Telling you the means to render this exercise an infallible success is absolutely useless; you have them (the means) in hand. Use them with your characteristic intelligence, and count on speedy good fortune and the conservationfor the recognition of your Sovereign, rather than for a horde of scoundrels who just wait only to destroy you the moment you cease to be useful to them.Discretion above all.Joseph Cte de P.P.S. Render services that prove to me that we can count on you, and you will know me (see me) soon.

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        CORPS DE VOLONTAIRES DE BOURBON [cover title]

      L'Isle Bourbon, 1793. Quarto. Printed self-wrappers, stitched as issued. Contemporary manuscript inscription on titlepage. Moderate dampstaining to lower half of text. Good plus. Extremely early and rare imprint from the colonial press at the French colony of Bourbon, present-day Réunion Island, dated August 1, 1793. The text outlines the articles for the organization of a voluntary militia for the island. The first printing press arrived on Réunion in June 1792 and began to print early in 1793, rendering this piece very early in the history of the island's printing. Once printing arrived on the island, it was spotty at best, with a dormant period from 1797 to 1803, and many of the official documents still came over from nearby Mauritius which was responsible for the administration of Réunion. Printing began on Mauritius in 1768, and it would seem that, for the most part, Mauritius's press was sufficient for the distribution of printed material on Réunion Island. No copies located in OCLC. Possibly unique.

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        Mann, vor einem Buch bei Kerzenschein am Tisch sitzend; Halbfigur.

      - Rötel auf grauem Bütten. 34,5 x 21 cm. Es sei zur Diskussion gestellt, ob es sich bei diesem Blatt nicht um eine Zeichnung Wilhelm von Kobells, seinen Vater Ferdinand Kobell darstellend, handelt. Die große Nähe zu Wilhelm von Kobells Zeichnung von 1793 &#132;Der Vater Ferdinand" ist unverkennbar. (Vgl. S. Wichmann, Wilhelm von Kobell. München, Prestel, 1970, Nr. 182, Abb. P. 196).

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        Alpine Gletscheransicht mit figürlicher Staffage. Aquarell über Tuschfederzeichnung. Im unteren Rand signiert &#132;Montgelas fecit 1793".

      1793. 1793 - Unter Passepartout gerahmt (abgebildet das volle Blatt). Blattgröße 34 x 28 cm, die eigentliche Darstellung nur geringfügig kleiner. Im weißen Rand sehr schwach finger- bzw. braunfleckig, obere linke Ecke mit undeutlicher Knickspur, kaum sichtbar. Insgesamt wohlerhalten. Eindrucksvolle Landschaftsdarstellung aus der Frühzeit alpiner Erschließungsgeschichte. Der Künstler war offensichtlich mit den zeitgenössischen Theorien des Erhabenen vertraut: Am Fuße des Gletscherabflußes &#150; fast auf Punktgröße reduziert und sich dem Betrachter erst auf den zweiten Blick offenbarend &#150; können drei Reisende ausgemacht werden, die in ein Gespräch vertieft auf Einzelheiten der Naturerscheinung zeigen. Ihre Körperhaltungen sind dabei unnatürlich forciert: Die Rücken weit durchgebogen und so die natürliche Beschränkung des optischen Sinnes körperlich erweiternd versuchen sie die vor ihnen liegende geologische Formation in ihrer Gesamtheit in den Blick zu nehmen. Der Künstler kommentiert dieses vergebliche Ansinnen auf ironische Weise, ist sich aber zugleich der Tragik des Ganzen bewußt, wenn er das eigentliche Naturereignis &#150; den Gletscher &#150; trotz seines eigenen, gegenüber den Reisenden deutlich erhöhten Standpunktes auch für den Betrachter des Aquarells verbirgt. Auch für diesen bleiben lediglich die umliegenden, schneebedeckten Hochgebirgszüge und die nackte, den Abfluß des Gletscher begrenzende Felswand sichtbar. Eine präzise Zuordnung welcher der wenigen, zumeist bayerischen Träger des Namens Montgelas (hier offenbar noch ohne das gräfliche Adelsprädikat) vorliegendes Aquarell anfertigte, blieb bislang leider erfolglos. Jedoch sprechen die Qualität der Ausführung und das Sujet für einen in der Freiluftmalerei geschulten Künstler. 1001 g

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM GOVERNOR SAMUEL HUNTINGTON TO HENRY KNOX REGARDING CONNECTICUT'S REACTION TO THE NEUTRALITY PROCLAMATION]

      Norwich, Ct, 1793. Folio. Old fold lines. Later paper strip attached to top of verso. Slight separation at some folds. Minor toning. Docketed on verso. Very good. In a half cloth clamshell case, gilt leather label. The retained copy of a letter written by Samuel Huntington, but entirely in his hand and signed by him. Huntington was a Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Governor of Connecticut, and here writes to Secretary of War Major General Henry Knox, indicating receipt of the terms of neutrality which the United States adopted towards Britain and France, and Connecticut's willingness to abide by those terms. Samuel Huntington was a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, served as President of the Continental Congress, and was the third governor of Connecticut, serving for ten years, until his death in 1793. Henry Knox served with distinction during the American Revolution; he was charged with Washington's famous crossing of the Delaware River, and the successful completion of that mission earned him the promotion to brigadier general. He was one of the founding members of the Society of the Cincinnati and was the nation's first Secretary of War. On April 22, 1793, George Washington issued a statement announcing that the United States would maintain a policy of strict neutrality in the conflict between France and Britain, resulting from the French Revolution. This was the first major international conflict facing the newly formed United States, and it involved her ally, France. One of the concerns of the American government was that America not be seen to be interfering in trade - privateering to the hindrance of one side or the other. The assurances on Governor Huntington's part most likely refer to the willingness of Connecticut ship captains to abide by the law of the land and maintain U.S. neutrality. He writes: "Sir, I am on this day favoured with your two letters of the 7th instant containing the rules & regulations which the President of the United States has thought proper to adopt for a uniform line of conduct throughout the several states with respect to the belligerent powers; and also the regulations agreed upon between the general government & the Minister of France. You may be assured, sir, that a strict observance will be paid to the directions and regulations contained in those letters. I have also the satisfaction to inform you, that the inhabitants of this state appear sincerely disposed to observe a just neutrallity [sic] conformably to the tenor of the proclamation which was issued by the President on that subject and have reason to believe that the general sense & sentiment of the citizens of this state will prevent all infractions of the laws of nations as relative to the powers at war." A nice document, referring to early Federal policy, penned by one of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence.

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