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        Untersuchung uber den menschlichen Verstand, neu ubersezt von M.W.G. Tennemann.

      Verlag der Akademischen Buchhandlung, . 1793 - Second German Edition. Small 8vo, xii, lii, 380 pp., contemporary boards, some sporadic pencil marks. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Galatée.

      Paris: Defer de Maisonneuve,, 1793. Roman pastoral; imité de Cervantes. Édition ornée de figures en colour, d'après les dessins de Monsiau. Folio in fours (355 x 260 mm). Contemporary blue patterned paper boards, printed paper label to spine, deckle edges. 4 mezzotint plates by Colibert and Cazenave after Monsiau, with tissue guards. Very lightly rubbed overall, tips and spine-ends bumped and worn, internally crisp and clean with bright plates. An excellent copy, entirely untrimmed. First edition thus of Florian's rendering of La Galatea by Cervantes, with handsome illustrations by the noted history painter Nicolas-André Monsiau. Monsiau first turned to book illustration when the French Revolution disrupted patronage. Florian, a military officer, author, and protégé of Voltaire was imprisoned during the Reign of Terror (1793-4) and died a year after his release at the age of 39. His Académie française biography describes his Fables as finest in the French language after those of La Fontaine, and refers to his "traduction un peu trop libre de Cervantès". The main text is preceded by a life of Cervantes and a survey of his works.

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        An Act for enlarging, deepening, cleaning, improving, and regulating the harbour of Amlwch, in the Isle of Anglesey. 21st June 1793.

      London:: Charles Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1793 In modern blue paper boards, printed title to spine. Internally, [2], 3855-3872 pp, 3 printers devices, new endpapers, text block edges a little chipped, some edge browning, couple of small ink marks to tp along with a small paper repair. A very rare Welsh interest item. (19.5*31.3cm). (ESTC N59444. Tomlins & Raitling Statutes at large V18 p 125. Journal of the House of Commons V48 p625). The work cost £100,000, paid for by the Mona Mine Company, which then allowed harbour for up to 30 vessels of 100 ton at a time. Lord Paget, Mr Blackburne & Mr Thomas Williams were ordered to bring in the bid. Important. Full Title: Anno Regni Georgii III. Regis Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hiberniæ, tricesimo tertio. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the twenty-fifth day of November Anno Domini 1790, in the Thirty-first Year, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. And from thence continued, by several prorogations, to the thirteenth day of December 1792; being the third session of the seventeenth Parliament of Great Britain

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        Erklæringer, Breve og Forestillinger, General-Procureur-Embedet vedkommende.

      1793 1793 - 6 bd. Kbhvn.: Gyldendal 1793-1807. Med kobberstukket portræt. Pænt eksemplar med bred margin indbundet i samtidigt helskind med farvede titel- og tomefelter samt rig gulddekoration på ryggene. Titel- og tomefelter med slidtage på de fem første bind. * Henrik Stampe [1713-89], dansk jurist, prof. i filos. 1741, generalprokurør 1753 (samtidig prof. i retsvidenskab til 1785); stor indflydelse på dansk-norsk retsudvikling. Statsminister fra 1784. De posthumt udgivne Erklæringer, Breve, Forestillinger, General-Prokureur-Embedet vedkommende er et af den dansk-norske retsvidenskabs klassiske værker. Bibl. Dan. I, 626.

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        Recueil de pièces, documents, affiches et libelles de l'époque révolutionnaire sur les droits de successions et de propriétés

      1793 - In-8° relié demi-veau de l'époque. plus de 50 pièces sont rassemblées dans ce domaine, certaines sont très rares, les affiches, prospectus et tracts etant souvent moins présents en bibliothèque. La plus grande partie des départements de la Normandie et de la Manche, après Paris, bien sur. Nous ne pouvons ici toutes les pièces,( beaucoup sont imprimées à l'Imprimerie Franklin citons seulement : Extrait des réclamations du département de la Manche contre les prétendues Loix des 4 janvier 1793, 17 nivose, relatives aux successions - - Le Modéré pétition, et observations rapides à l'occasion du projet d'abolir la Loi du 17 Nivose, an deuxième (Toupelin) - - L'agonie de la loi du 17 nivose ) - - Adresse à la Convention Nationale par les Citoyens du département du Jura - - Opinion de Claude Gleyzal représentant du peuple sur la loi du 17 nivose - - Réflexions sur la loi de Laboissière, député du Lot - - Réfléxions sur les dispositions rétrocatives du code des successions - - Un mot à la Convention Nationale sur le décret du 4 janvier 1793 concernant les successions - - Cause des filles mariées - - Le dernier cri des cadets à la Convention Nationale - - Lanjuinais : Réfléxions contre le rapport - - Pétition des cadets à la Convention Nationale - - Oudot : Rapport sur les enfants nés hors du mariage - - Rapports sur les enfants posthumes - - Morellet, Andre. : La cause des pères, ou, discussion d'un projet de décret relatif aux pères et mères, aïeuls et aïeules des émigrés. Par l'auteur du Cri des familles Du Pont: l'an III [1795], Paris, 1795. 111 pages - Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours, 1739-1817, French political economist-statesman, emigre to America and father of the founder of one of its greatest industrial empires, established a large printing house in Paris. The printing establishment was finally suppressed by the Jacobins in 1797. The present pamphlet by the French economist and litterateur Morellet (1727- 1819), relates to the status of the parents and grandparents of émigrés during the French Revolution. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyages en France, pendant les années 1787-88-89 et 90. Entrepris plus particulièrement pour s'assurer de l'état de l' Agriculture, des Richesses, des Ressources et de la Prospérité de cette Nation. Avec des Notes et Observations par M. Decasaux, et des Cartes géographiques de la navigation et du Climat.

      chez Buisson, A Paris 1793 - 3 vol. in-8 de 16-VIII-468 pp. ; (4)-498 pp. ; (4)-416 pp., basane fauve marbrée, dos lisse orné, roulette dorée dencadrement sur les plats, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge (reliure de l'époque). Première édition française traduite par F. Soulès. Deux cartes repliées. C'est en 1787, sur l'invitation de son ami Lazowski, que Arthur Young entreprit son premier voyage en France. Il en accomplira trois au total, en 1787, en 1788 et en 1789 -1790, au cours desquels il recueillera de nombreux renseignements qui lui permettent de composer ses Travels in France (1792), traduits en français dès 1793. Il assista aux débuts de la Révolution de 1789, dont il approuva les réformes mais dont il condamna la violence ; il lui devint hostile après le 10 août 1792. Son Voyage en France est considéré aujourd'hui comme un des tableaux les plus fidèles de la France et de l'agriculture française à la fin de l'Ancien régime. Provenance : Bibliothèque des La Rochefoucauld au château de La Roche-Guyon, avec cachet ex-libris. Bel exemplaire ; épidermures sur un plat. Musset-Pathay 2045 ; Kress B.2638 ; pas dans Einaudi.

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        A superb content James Watt letter coordinating the installation of a pair of steam engines for the Spanish Ambassador to the United States, Don Diego Gardoqui

      Birmingham, March 25, 1793. 7.5" x 10.5". "Autograph Letter Signed, ""Boulton & Watt,"" 3 pages, 7.5"" x 10"", Birmingham, March 25, 1793, addressed in his hand on the integral address leaf to ""Messrs Fermin de Fastet & Co. Merch[ant]s London"" with a black ""BIRMINGHAM"" cancelation above. Expected folds, seal loss tear infilled, some soiling to transmittal leaf, else very good.Watt writes, in full: ""We advised you in our last, that we had agreed with James Murdoch to go to Spain to erect the BWS Engine — In terms we were able to make with him, were 21/ pr week[?] from the time of his Engagement to his return, and £50 upon the Engines being completed to Satisfaction. This we have engaged to make good to him, he is now under a course of instruction upon the drawings which the very good size of the Engine renders necessary. Yesterday we are informed by letter (of Feby 21st) from J. Watt Junr. that Malcolm Logan had promised to call upon him at Naples previous to his departure for Spain, but had not done it then though the time was long expired which he had allotted for finishing the Mill at Cardita [sic, Catania?], and that as J[ames] W[att] Jr was then just setting and for Sicily, he could not go to enquire after Logan but ha wrote him to press his departure which he was persuaded would meet with no difficulty. He adds in a postscript that he had seen Logan, who had finished the mill & would set[?] and very soon & that he had taken the necessary steps to hasten his departure. It would appear that you will not be doubly provided, but that will be no less as Malcom is a good mill wright, & we expect his assistance will be as much needed in that article as in the Engine. The other is not a mill wright though a good workman in the Engine way[.] We have at last received [a] letter from Liverpool Thorn[?] & Co. say that the first vessel for Cadiz will be the Sarah, the owners of which have not yet fixed the freight, She is to go to Dublin & return before she sails for Cadiz which will be at lest 3 weeks. She is to taken the advantage of convoy & is certain of going, no other will sale from here before her— We have also had an answer form our brother at Bristol, but like the other indeterminate as to rate of freight & when vessels would sail. We therefore think that Hull will prove the best port for shipping the goods & have wrote to Mr Broadley for information. The Engine N1 which is complete will make above 50 tons and we have so many goods ready for No 2 as may make about 80 tons in all — we shall be obliged to you to advise the freight from London to Cadiz for our government also when a convoy may be expected, & her rates of insurance from Liverpool Bristol & Hull respectively. We have wrote again to Liverpool to prevent any engagement but to advise the freight.""A remarkable letter written as Watt's improvements to the steam engine began to bear financial fruit. Although his pioneering steam grist mill in London (the Albion Mills) went up in flames in 1791—the plant had already demonstrated the steam engine's tremendous potential. The firm of Boulton & Watt was soon commending a variety of projects both in Britain and abroad—including projects in Italy and Spain. The project in Cadiz was for a pair of blowing engine for a blast furnace. Don Diego Gardoqui (1735-1798) commissioned the engines through the London merchants Fermin de Tastet & Co. Each fifty horsepower engine supplied air for six furnaces each. (""Plan of blowing engine for Don Diego Gardoqui, Cadiz, Spain, 1793, Archives of Soho, Birmingham City Archives, Ref. MS3147/Portfolio/5/592). Don Diego Gardoqui was himself living in America, serving as the Spanish Ambassador to the United States. (During the American Revolution, he acted as the financial intermediary between the Spanish crown and the United States—helping secure critical arms and supplies).However, James Murdoch, who had been tasked with supervising the engine's installation in Cadiz, delayed the project. Born in 1768, he was the brother of William Murdoch (1754-1839) who came to work for Watt in 1777 and soon became an important collaborator for Watt developing several important improvements in the steam engine. William also developed early steam turbines, experimented with compressed air leading the way for pneumatic tube messaging systems, and the production of gas from coal. In 1810, he became a partner in Boulton & Watt led the company in the production of steam engines for ships.James appears not to have shared his brother's industrious nature, as evidenced in the present letter. In October of the same year, Watt proposed replacing Murdoch with Richard Mitchell, complaining that the former had been ""behaving very ill in drawing money, & have also heard accounts of his behaviour in this country which are unpleasing."" A week and a half later Watt lamented, ""we are in much want of some one there [Spain] James Murdoch's conduct has been execrably bad, he has drawn money every way he could, & refuses to work unless they pay him seven Dollars a day,"" concluding that ""we are obliged to recall him, & shall be brought into damages by his proceedings, this we wish to imparted to his Brother [William]..."" (Watt to Thomas Wilson, October 10, 1793, Boulton and Watt Papers, Cornwall Record Office; Watt to Wilson, October 23, 1783, Ibid). "

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

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

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        Sketches of the Principles of Government.

      1793. Burlington, Vt. 1793. First edition. 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. Section of p. 38 blank due to printer error, which placed that text at the foot of p. 37. Facsimile leaf of pp. 37-38 laid in. 12mo. (6-1/4" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary speckled sheep, rebacked in period style with gilt fillets and existing lettering piece, hinges mended. Light rubbing to board, corners bumped and lightly worn, early bookplate of private association library and "57" in small early hand to front pastedown. Moderate toning to text, faint dampstaining in a few places. $1,250. * 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. Jefferson owned a copy of this book: Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson 2361. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 5751.

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        Écrits sur la Musique. Tome 1 - 4. Complet.

      (Paris),, (Poincot), 1793 - In-8°. Avec 4 gravure frontispiece et 14 planches de musique gravées (A-N). 397 p., 460 p., 459 p., 397 p., (= Oeuvres completes. Nouvelle édition, classée par ordre de matieres, et ornée de 90 gravures. Tome 19, 20, 21, 22). Reliure plein chemin bibliophile, pièces dorées et bicolores de titre sur le dos, encadrement doré sur le plat, gardes marbrées très belles, tranches dorées. - Contient: I. Projet concernant de nouveaux signes pour la Musique. - II. Dictionnaire de Musique A-E. - III. Dictionnaire de Musique F-S. IV. Dictionnaire de Musique S-Z. Reliure un peu abimée aux margins. Des gardes tachées par la moisissure. La gravure et les planches sans taches et en tres bon état. Französisch Band:

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        Die unsichtbare Loge. Eine Biographie.

       Bln., Matzdorff 1793. 2 Bde. XXIV, 392; 2 Bll., 460 S. Mit 1 Titelkupfer v. D. Chodowiecki u. 2 gest. Titelvign. v. Sintzenich. Hellgraue Pbde. d. Zt. m. schwarzen Rückensch. Vors. u. Tit. leicht stockfleckig. Ohne d. beiden letzten Bll. mit d. Druckfehlern. Namenstempel \"v. Schickfuß\" am flieg. Vors. EA.Goed. V, 464, 3; W.-G.² 3; Berend-K. 3a - Erste Ausgabe von Jean Pauls erstem Roman. Voritel mit dem Aufdruck \"Mumien\". - Das Romanfragment »Die unsichtbare Loge« begründete Jean Pauls eigentümlichen humoristischen Erzählstil, in der Nachfolge L. Sternes und H. Fieldings. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Literatur

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        \"Two bunches a penny primroses, two bunches a penny\". Junge Primelverkäuferin mit einem Korb an ihren Arm, neben ihr zwei Kinder, ebenfalls mit einem Blumenkorb, und ein Hund.

       Altkolorierter Kupferstich in Punktiermanier von L. Schiavonetti nach F. Wheatly, London, 1793, 38,5 x 28,5 cm. Erste Platte aus F. Wheatly`s berühmten Werk \"Cries of London\". - Hübsche Darstellung in guter Erhaltung. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Berufe, Kirschenverkäuferin

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        BLUMEN. - Verkauf. "Two bunches a penny primroses, two bunches a penny". Junge Primelverkäuferin mit einem Korb an ihren Arm, neben ihr zwei Kinder, ebenfalls mit einem Blumenkorb, und ein Hund.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich in Punktiermanier von L. Schiavonetti nach F. Wheatly, London, 1793, 38,5 x 28,5 cm. Erste Platte aus F. Wheatly`s berühmten Werk "Cries of London". - Hübsche Darstellung in guter Erhaltung.

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        De amplitudine, eversione et restauratione Urbis Ravennae Libri tres a Camillo Spreti Pat. Ravennate et Equite Hierosolymitano in italicum idioma versi, et notis illustrati... Volumen primun (Volumen II. Pars prima e Volumen II. Pars secunda)

      Typis Antonii Roveri apud fratres Fava 1793 - 1796 4to (cm. 27,7), 3 Voll.; 7 cc.nn. (compresa tav. incisa su rame con stemma del Dedicatario dellâ??opera, Carlo Teodoro duca di Baviera), XXIV - 498 pp., 10 cc.nn.; XVII - 591(5) pp.; 2 cc.nn., 264 pp., 71 cc.nn. Complessive 27 tavv. n.t. e f.t. Assenti i ritratti di Desiderio e Camillo Spreti. Belle e solide legature coeve in piena pelle con nervi, fili e titoli in oro al ds. (piccole abrasioni ai piatti). Tagli rossi. Un taglio, senza perdita di testo, alle cc. 75 e 76 del primo vol., altrimenti ottimo esemplare. Cicognara, 4324 - 5; Lozzi, 3935; Fossati - Bellani, 2870; Graesse VI, 474.

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        Jägerhaus zu Giebing, Geburtsort des Künstlers.

      - Radierung, 1793, auf Velin. 8,3:9,7 cm. Mit minimalem Rändchen um die Umfassungslinie. Literatur: Andresen 1. Zunächst studierte Dillis von 1777 - 1781 Philosophie und Theologie in Ingolstadt und München. 1782 wurde er zum Priester geweiht. Anschließend erhielt er Zeichenunterricht bei J.J. Dorner d.Ä. (1741-1813). Seit 1786 erteilte er selbst Zeichenunterricht bei vornehmen Münchner Familien. Durch die Bekanntschaft des Benjamin Thompson Graf von Rumford (1753-1814), der sein Förderer wurde, unternahm Dillis Reisen in die Schweiz und an den Oberrhein. 1790 wurde er Inspektor der kurfürstlichen Bildergalerie in München. Es folgten Reisen nach Salzburg, Sachsen, Dresden, Prag und Wien. 1794/95 weilte er in Rom, 1805 folgte die zweite Italienreise, 1806 war er in Paris und Südfrankreich. 1808 wurde er Professor für Landschaftsmalerei an der Münchener Akademie, 1822 Central-Galeriedirektor. Er wirkte an der Grundsteinlegung der Pinakothek in München 1826 mit und entschied 1834/35 die Auswahl der Bilder für dieses Museum. Mit seinen Freilichtbildern gehört Dillis zu den Begründern der neuen Münchner Landschaftsschule.

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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.] 1793-94, London - 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 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CHARLES MARQUIS CORNWALLIS.

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

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        Neue Thalia.

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

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        The Bankrupt Laws (2 Bände).

      London, Brooke, 3rd. Edition 1793. - XII, 335 Seiten; XIV, 1 Blatt, 688 Seiten, 19 Blatt (Register), Lederbände der Zeit, 21 x 13,5 cm, Einbände etwas berieben, Gelenke mit reparierten Einrissen, innen leicht gebräunt.

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        John Hargrave, George, Leek

      F. Hilliard, printer, Leek, [Stratfordshire] 1793 - Small broadside, 158 x 96 mm, text within typographic border, annotated in ink on recto, with cost of goods, and further annotated: "March 6th 1793, 18/6, Waiter 1.6, Settled 2.0.0, J. Hargrave." Also annotated on the verso: "6th March 1793." Age toning, very good. The printer, F. Hilliard, shows up once in OCLC, as the printer of an auction broadside Timber. To be sold by auction, at the house of Mr. Wilkinson, the Black Swan, in Congleton. in 1792; and he also likely printed another auction broadside announcing the sale of the estate of Thomas Salt, a bankrupt, in 1795 - a sale held at the George Inn (see below).A rare late 18th-century bill of sale from the George Inn, a Leek (Stratfordshire) tavern and inn, signed and dated by the owner. With printed columns for pounds, shillings, and pence. Twelve categories of goods and services are printed: Eating; Tea and Coffee; Wine and Negus; Liquors & Punch; Ale and Porter; Cyder; Writing Paper; Chamber Fire; Tobacco; Servants Eating & Ale; Hay & Corn; Post Chaise. This bill of fare, dated March 6th, 1793, added up to 20 shillings, 20 pence, but was apparently settled for an even 20 shillings. It comprised: Eating, 6 shillings, Wine & Negus, 10 shillings; Liquors & Punch, 6 pence; and Ale & Porter, 2 shillings. At bottom, an additional 1 shilling, 6 pence was added as a waiter’s tip. Signed by J. Hargrave and marked "Settled." A rare survival providing an interesting glimpse into late 18th-century English tavern history. The receipt here records only eating and drinking, the majority spent on wine/negus, liquor/punch and ale/porter, for a total of 12 shillings, 6 pence; only 6 shillings was spent on eating. Also of interest is the manuscript addition of a waiter’s tip. The George, a Staffordshire coaching inn on the corner of Spout and Church Streets, is known to have existed by 1776 and was probably built in the 1760s. It is listed as one of the two principal inns in Leek in 1787 along with the Swan with Two Necks. (See Tunicliffe, A Topographical Survey of the Counties of Stafford, Chester, and Lancaster, Nantwich, 1787.) In the old coaching days, it was esteemed as the most comfortable house between London and Manchester. The George was demolished in 1972 for the widening of Church Street. The George was acquired by Henry Dewhurst in the 1760s who also used the inn as a venue for local real estate auctions, a practice that continued well into the 19th century. Dewhurst sold the inn to John Hargrave (1738-1820) sometime in the 1780s. Hargrave served as an officer in the Royal Regiment of Horse guards in the Seven Years’ War under the command of the Marquis of Granby, whose secretary he then became (see The New Monthly Magazine and Universal Register, London, 1820, p. 758). After running the inn for at least thirty years, Hargrave died at age 84 in Leek. That Hargrave served under Granby is of some interest, as John Manners (1721-1770), Marquis of Granby, has the distinction of having had numerous pubs named after him—a result of setting up so many of his own men as tavern keepers when they left the army, as here. Nicknamed "Generous Granby," he was a Colonel of the Royal Regiment of Horse-Guards by 1758, a hero of the Seven Years’ War in the Battle of Minden; he was named Commander-in-Chief of the British Army in 1767. Hargrave is noted as the owner of The George in a notice as early as 1789. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        An Essay upon Gardening, containing a catalogue of exotic plants for the stoves and green-houses of the British gardens: the best method of planting the hot-house vine; [.].

      G. Peacock York 1793 - First edition. 4to., xx, [2], xxi-xxii, [2], 159, [1], 102, [8], with three fold out plans by Thomas Atkinson. Modern calf over old marbled boards, red title-label, covers rubbed. Fresh copy of Steele's extensive catalogue of exotic plants introduced into English gardens, with additional advice on their propagation and culture. Includes three large fold out plans by Thomas Atkinson, an architect based in York known for his remodelling of Bishopthorpe Palace, including plans of a green-house stove, a green-house in the ionic style, and the personal greenhouse of Richard Anthony Salisbury Esq. ABPC records only two copies at auction since 1975, the last sold in 1989. ESTC T82581. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Meteorological Observations and Essays

      W. Richardson et al, London 1793 - First edition, first issue. Small octavo, nicely rebound in half brown cloth and brick-red paper-covered boards and a matching spine label. New endpapers. Title page repaired at edges, else contents clean and fine. A nice copy of this important seminal work. [Attributes: 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 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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