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        David Humes Untersuchung über den menschlichen Verstand, neu übersezt von M.[agister] W.G. Tennemann, nebst einer Abhandlung über den philosophischen Skeptismus von Herrn Professor Reinhold in Jena. Jena: Verlag der Akademischen Buchhandlung, 1793.

      - The first German translation of Hume's Enquiry concerning Human Understanding (by J.G. Sulzer) appeared in 1755 as Part Two of his Vermischte Schriften. This second translation is by Wilhelm Gottlieb Tenneman (1761-1819), author of the well known 10-volume history of philosophy. Tennemann notes two reasons for the new translation: first, the centrality of Hume's philosophy in the Kantian revolution, and second, the many deficiencies of Sulzer's version. The book has a fifty-page Foreword on scepticism by Kant's highly influential follower Karl Leonhard Reinhold: 'In fact it became customary during this time to speak of the Kant-Reinholdian philosophy' (Manfred Kuehn, Kant: a biography, CUP 2001, p. 351). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 8vo, xii, lii, 380 pp., contemporary half calf over speckled boards, lightly rubbed with corners still sharp, spine ruled gilt with red label, chipped, front joint beginning to crack at foot, uniform browning with occasional heavier spots, pencil marks on 4 pages, no library stamps, a good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rudi Thoemmes Rare Books]
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        Lettera dell'abate Spallanzani al Signor Thouvenel sull'elettricita organica e minerale

      1793 - plaquette in-8 de 35 pages Pavia, dalla Stamperia Bolzani, 1793, , plaquette in-8 de 35 pages, brochée sous couverture d'attente bleu pâle de l'époque, Tiré à part très peu courant, paru à l'origine dans le tome 4 des Annali di chimica du Brugnatelli (1793). Un des opuscules qui participèrent à la controverse sur l'électricité animale en Italie au XVIIIe siècle. Spalanzzani, partisan du galvanisme, y formule son opinion sous forme de lettre au rabdomancien français Pierre Thouvenel (1745-1815). Ce dernier, alors présent à Pavie, auteur d'un recueil paru l'année précédente à Brescia (Recueil de Mémoires concernant l'électricité organique et l'électricité minérale, Bendiscioli), se flattait pour sa part de la découverte de l'«électricité minérographique». Cette Lettera a été traduite en allemand et publiée à Prague en 1794 (Briefe. an Thouvenel über die organische und unterirrdische Elektrizität). The Bakken, p. 107. Exemplaire provenant des archives de l'abbé Jean-Denis-François Camus de Nancy, avec sa mention manuscrite au faux titre : "donné par l'auteur le 20 avril 1793 à Chiasso". ON JOINT 2 plaquettes concernant les travaux de Spallanzani, également données par le savant à l'abbé Camus, soit : - "Premier rapport des expériences faites d'après monsieur l'abbé Spallanzani sur la génération des grenouilles, lu à la société philarmonique dans la séance du 7 janvier 1792 par MM Berlinghieri, Silvestre, Roillard et Bongniard". Articolo estratto dal primo volume della biblioteca dell'anno 1793. Torino, della stamperia reale. In-8, 25-[1] pages en feuilles, sans couverture. "Envoyé par Mr Spallanzani à Chiasso 8 mai 1793". Rapport qui a paru à l'origine dans les Annales de Chimie et de Physique, 1792, t. XII, pp. 77-93. - Avviso. Pavia I. Augosto 1792. Fascicule in-8 de 4 pages, sur un feuillet replié : "donné par Mr l'abbé Spallanzani à Chiasso le 1 mai 1793". Fascicule d'annonce de la publication de l'ouvrage de Spallanzani, Viaggi alle Due Sicilie e in alcune parti dell' Appennino, chez Baldassare Comini, qui s'étendra de 1792 à 1797. Vicaire Général de Nancy, Jean-Denis-François Camus (1752-1814) émigra dans les dernières semaines de l'année 1791 et prit la route d'Italie ; ce personnage à vocation académique, membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes de France, d'Allemagne et d'Italie, évolua avec aisance dans les milieux des érudits italiens. Il eut des contacts et des correspondances avec les plus grands d'entre eux, Tiraboschi, Bandini, Spallanzani, Giuseppe Gioeni, l'abbé Fortis, etc. Au cours de son périple italien, qui dura jusqu'à la fin de l'année 1793, ces nouvelles connaissances lui offrirent de nombreux ouvrages. Camus prit également des notes de voyage, en vue de la publication d'un Voyage en Italie, demeuré à l'état de manuscrit : une partie de ces cahiers vient d'être redécouverte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Alpine Gletscheransicht mit figürlicher Staffage. Aquarell über Tuschfederzeichnung. Im unteren Rand signiert „Montgelas fecit 1793“.

      

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stefan Wulf]
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        Origine des puces, et le pucelage conquis. Poèmes, et autres pièces fugitives, en vers et en prose, traduites du Latin, du Grec et de l'Italien.

      Chez les Marchands de Nouveautés [1793]., Lausanne - Die auf dem Titelblatt angegebenen (und in dieser Beschreibung wiedergegebenen) Daten entsprechen wohl nicht dem vorliegendem Buch. Das Titelblatt dient wohl der "Tarnung" ?, es wurde wohl ein Blatt, mit leicht abweichendem Titel und Untertitel sowie mit Ortsangabe "Lausanne" eingeklebt. Der Satz des Werkes an sich entspricht aber demjenigen der Ausgabe von Paris, 1793. Titel und Untertitel jenes Werkes lauten: "Origine des puces, et le pucelage conquis. Poèmes libres. Et autres pièces du même genre. Traduites du Priapeïa et autres Poëtes Grecs et Latins, par l'Auteur des Veillées du Couvent." Der Autor dieses Werkes, Claude-François-Xavier Mercier de Compiègne, war ein französischer Schriftsteller und Verleger, vor allem bekannt für seine satirischen Werke, die oftmals sehr freizügig waren. Es handelt sich um eine Rarität. Wie angedeutet, ist es wahrscheinlich, dass das Buch nicht in Lausanne (fingiert ?), sondern in Paris, bei der Buchhandlung des Autors erschien. Auch handelt es sich hierbei wohl kaum um die zweite Auflage (Seconde édition), wie sich aus dem Text auf der Rückseite des vorderen Vorsatzes schließen lässt (etwas ausgiebiger auch bei der pariser Ausgabe vorhanden): "AVIS. L'origine des Puces a déjà eu deux éditions: la première est de 1749, la seconde est de 1761. Toutes deux ont le texte gravé; mais toutes deux, devenues extrêmement rares et très-recherchées par les bibliomanes, fourmillent de fautes. La première, et la plus imparfaite, a été vendue 7 l. à la vente de Makarty, par Debure ainé, en 1780." Einem weiteren Text zufolge (Seite 32), wurden alle Gedichte dieses Bandes, mit Ausnahme von l'"Origine des Puces" (vielleicht nach Jean - Baptiste de Grécourd?), von Cl. Mercier geschrieben. Das Volumen bilde den 10. Band seiner Werke. Es ist schwer festzustellen, bis wohin die Aussagen zum selben Buch ernst genommen werden können (zum Besipiel, was die Übersetzungen angeht). Allenfalls handelt es sich um ein humoristisches und erotisches literarisches Werk, das in den Fragen, die es aufwirft, eine gewisse Komplexität erahnen lässt (wenn bestimmte Widersprüche denn nicht zur Art und Weise des Satirikers dazugehörten). Sehr schöner privater goldgeprägter Halbledereinband der Zeit, mit rotem goldgeprägtem Titelschild auf dem Rücken. Sehr schöner und farbiger marmorierter Einband. Rückseite des Titelblatts gestempelt. Das Buch befindet sich in einem zeitgemäß sehr guten Zustand. Siehe Foto. Zum Thema Läuse, siehe auch Buchnummer 31465. 140 Seiten. Goldgeprägter Halbledereinband der Zeit ?

      [Bookseller: BerlinAntiquariat, Karl-Heinz Than]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        Mineralogische Geographie von Böhmen. Mineralogische Beschreibung des Leutmeritzer Kreises in Böhmen.

      Dresden Walther 1793 - Erster Band (nur dieser vorhanden). 21 x 17 cm. 2 Blatt (Titelblätter), 4 Blatt, 6 Seiten, XXXIV, 406 S., 1 gef. Kt. Marmorierter Pappband m. Rückenschild. Etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Die Seiten 1 un d 2 verbunden, kommen zwischen Seite XXXIII u. XXXIV, die Seiten 3 und 4 kommen nach Seiten 5 und 6. Mit einer mehrfach gefalteten petrographischen Karte, die angegebenen Kupfer (4) jeweils als Textkupfer der einzelnen Abteilungen. 1. Abtlg., welche das Gebirge disseits der Bila und der Elbe bis an die Sächsische Grenze begreift, 2. Abtlg., welche das gebirge jenseits der Elbe und der Polze bis an die Oberlausitz begreift, 3. Abtlg., welche das gebirge jenseits der Elbe und diesseitz der Polze begraift, 4. Abtlg., welche die Zusätze und Verbesserungen zur Orographie des nordwestlichen Mittelgebirges in Böhmen enthält. Mit drei (2 versch. Stempeln). Schönes, sauberes Exemplar der seltenen Abhandlung. Die Karte ebenfalls gut erhalten. Reuss, Franz Ambros R., zu Bilin in Böhmen, geb. zu Prag 3. Oct. 1761, erwarb, daselbst die philos. und 1782 die med. Doctorwürde, wurde fürstl. Lobkowitz`scher Brunnenartz zu Bilin, dessen Quellen er untersucht, beschrieben und für deren Bekanntmachung er als Schriftsteller gewirkt hat. In Würdigung seiner vielfachen Verdienste als Geognost, Geolog, Mineralog, auf welchen Gebieten allen er zahlreiche Schriften verfasste, wurde er 1808 zum k. k. Bergrath ernannt. Er hatte übersetzt: L. M. A. Caldanis " Physio. des menschl. Körpers " (Prag 1784; 2. Aufl. 1793) und schrieb: " Versuch einer Einleitung in die allgemeine Pathol. der Nerven " (Ib. 1788), ausserdem, abgesehen von den bereits angedeuteten Schriften, Abhandlungen über folgende böhm. Mineralquellen und Curorte: Bilin (1788; 1801; 1808; 1827; 1828); Saidschütz (1791; 1798; 1799; 1827); Franzensbad (1794;1816); Teplitz (1797; 1823); Mscheno (1799; 1804;); Liebwerda (1811); Marienbad (1818) u. s. w. Er starb 9. Sept. 1830.; Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte aller Zeiten und Völker. Band IV.; - 1.100 gr. Marmorierter Pappband m. Rückenschild. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: P. u. P. Hassold OHG]
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        The Fables of Aesop.

      Stockdale, London 1793 - Printed on rag paper, with excellent engravings. The application or moral is an analysis of each fable. With a life of the author. 2 volumes. Title page vignette, and 100 other fine engraved plates. Tall 8vos, bound in full tree calf; gilt-decorated spines with leather labels (corners and edges bumped, hinges expertly repaired, spine of vol. 1 cracked, some light foxing, date cropped from title page). London: John Stockdale, [1793]. Very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Asien nach den neusten und besten Hülfsmitteln entworffen und herausgegeben im Jahre 1793. - Nürnberg in der A.G. Schneider=Weigelschen Kunsthandlung.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Adam Gottlieb Schneider & Weigel in Nürnberg, dat. 1793, 49,5 x 60,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 124 f. (Adam Gottlieb Schneider, 1745-1815. Cartographer and publisher of Nuremberg. Worked with Weigel. .). - Zeigt Gesamt-Asien zwischen Arabien und den Marianen. - Unten links Titelkartusche. (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        PRACTICAL FARMER: BEING A NEW AND COMPENDIOUS SYSTEM OF HUSBANDRY, ADAPTED TO THE DIFFERENT SOILS AND CLIMATES OF AMERICA.|THE

      Brynberg and Andrews, Wilmington, DE 1793 - 8vo. contemporary full calf with red leather spine label. vii, 360, xv+(i) pages. First edition (Sabin 89930, Rink 339). Dedication, table of contents, glossary. index. John Spurrier came to America from England and settled in Brandywine Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware. Dedicated to Thomas Jefferson who was a subscriber to this book as was George Washington. With a number of Delaware subscribers including James Booth Sr. of New Castle. Front cover separated. Some scuffing of covers and loss of leather in spine label. Ex-library, with ink notations on front pastedown and title. With the Delaware bookplate of Gertrude Brincklé on front free endpaper with her writing in ink on it. Foxing. contemporary full calf with red leather spine label [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        7 LETTERE CON FIRMA AUTOGRAFA

      DE MARCO Carlo. Per circa un trentennio ministro di Giustizia e per gli Affari Ecclesiastici di Carlo di Borbone e di Ferdinado IV Re di Napoli. 7 lettere con firma autografa tutte indirizzate a Donato Tommasi, Palermo; e comprese tra il 10 Agosto 1793 ed il 5 Marzo 1796. Pagine in 4to per lo più su carta azzurrina. Sono lettere con scritti augurali per il nuovo anno, comunicazioni delle decisioni reali, rendiconti di amministrazioni ducali passate alla Corona. Un interessante e rara documentazione della vita amministrativa della Corte Borbonica.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Casella]
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        Aranei, or a natural history of spiders including the principal parts of the well known work 'English spiders' by Eleazar Albin ...

      London, 1793, folio tutta tela mod. pp. VIII-70 con 11 tav. pp. 31 con 16 tavole. I due front. l'antip. e due tav. di medaglie sono qui presenti in fotocopie o foto a colori. Inoltre due delle prime 11 ed una delle ultime 17 sono pure in foto a colori. Mancano quindi quattro tavole (su 29) di ragni; le 25 tavole esistenti, tutte incise in rame e finemente colorate sono della pi? grande bellezza e di assoluta rarit? come tutte le opere del M.

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; A Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; And Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published: The Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great-Britain, for Near Half a Century, During Which He Flourished. In Three Volumes. (3 Volume Set, Complete. Second Edition, Revised and Augmented.)

      London: Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, in the Poultry, 1793. Second Edition, Revised and Augmented. Leather bound. Very good +. Second Edition, Revised and Augmented. Leather bound. 8 1/2" X 5 1/2". xviii, *i-*xxxvi, *xxxviii (C3 Additional Corrections page), xvii-xxxix, 1-603pp; 634pp, plus folding plate; 711pp, plus folding plate. All three volumes rebound in later, circa early 20th century, three-quarters leather with marbled paper over boards. Title stamped in gilt to black morocco labels and volume numbers stamped in gilt to green morocco labels to spines. Five raised bands to spines. Mild edgewear to bindings and moderate scattered rubbing and scuffing to marbled paper. Green and yellow head and tailbands. Small stain to head of spine of Volume II. Previous owner's name stamped to bottom edges of text blocks. Mild dust soiling to edges of text blocks. Bindings are tight and sound. Generally mild scattered foxing to pages throughout with occasional heavy foxing, particularly at preliminary pages. Frontispiece portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds of Samuel Johnson to Volume I, from the original picture in the possession of James Boswell, Esq. Additional Corrections page present to Volume I. Fold-out plate to Volume II: "Round Robin, addressed to Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. with Facsimiles of the Signatures." Fold-out plate to Volume III: "Fac Similies of Dr. Johnson's hand writing" at ages 16, 35, and 75, the last year of his life. A handsomely bound set of this second edition, the last published in the author's lifetime, of Boswell's acclaimed Life of Samuel Johnson, often called the greatest biography in the history of the English language--though unconventional in content--and undoubtedly a landmark work in the development of the genre.

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        DECRETS RELATIFS A VILLE-AFFRANCHIE,avec tous les arrêtés des Représentants du Peuple

      Imprimerie républicaine des Représentants du Peuple, place de la Raison 1793 - IN-8 relié de 112 pages, divisé en 7 parties. Couverture passée et un peu crayonnée (au stylo rouge), taches de rousseur. Après l'exécution sur la guillotine de Joseph Chalier (voir notre référence 382), Robespierre envoya pour réprimer Lyon, Fouché, Couthon et Collot d'Herbois. Fouché reconnaît dans ce texte qu'il fait couler beaucoup de sang; mais "c'est du sang coupable", et l'ex "oratorien" se déchaîne contre "les superstitions". Le comportement de Fouché à Lyon lui valut la haine de Robespierre. Fouché changea alors de camp et réunit tout le monde pour abattre Robespierre. Ceci est très bien raconté par Stefan Zweig dans son "Joseph Fouché" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        James Cook

      [Holland]: Klauber, 1793. Engraved portrait, 19.7 x 13.7 cm.; an excellent impression. Most uncommon: an apparently separately-issued engraving of Captain Cook, based on the famous Nathaniel Dance/Sherwin engraving of 1779. This famous portrait is the trademark image of Cook, and this is a fine eighteenth-century version.The engraving is based on Nathaniel Dance's portrait, now held in the National Maritime Museum in the Greenwich Hospital Collection. The portrait was commissioned by Joseph Banks, and Cook is known to have sat for Dance in 1776, before sailing on his third voyage. This version was engraved by Ignaz Sebastian KlauberThe engraving was copied for the first Dutch collected edition of Cook's voyages (Forbes 247).This is a conspicuously rare portrait, and we have never handled another copy. It was known to Beddie through single copies in both the Mitchell and Dixson collections; another copy is also known from the Rex Nan Kivell collection in the National Library of Australia.

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        Unterricht für die Gemeineversammlungen, und die in den Städten einzurichtenden Urversammlungen, nebst einem Anhang von den Verrichtungen der Municipalitäten, u.s.f. zum Gebrauch der Einwohner der Gegenden zwischen dem Rhein und der Mosel.

      Mainz, gedruckt in der St. Rochusdruckerei, durch Johann Wirth 1793 - Im zweiten Jahr der Frankenrepublik. Kl-4°. 20 S. Rückenbroschur d.Zt. Erste Ausgabe (Fiedler, Forster 266; Haasis² S.39 [mit drei ganzseitigen Abbildungen]; Deutsche Jakobiner 3,176; Ausstellungskat. „Die Publizistik der Mainzer Jakobiner“ 116). – S.9ff im Außenrand etwas fleckig, sonst ein sauberes, gutes Exemplar. Äußerst selten; nur in wenigen Bibliotheken, im Handel nur das von mir früher angebotene und dann in W.Braeckleins Katalog „Bibliothek Heinz Wiedemann“ (II, 676) nachweisbar. Bei dem Unterricht für Gemeineversammlungen handelt es sich um die Wahlordnung für die ersten, trotz aller vorrangig der prekären Lage in Mainz geschuldeten Einschränkungen demokratischen Wahlen auf deutschem Boden. „Der 47 Paragraphen umfassende Unterricht vom 10.Februar bildete die organisatorische und juristische Grundlage für die Wahlen, die auf den 24.Februar festgesetzt wurden. Ein Anhang erläutert nochmals auf verständliche Weise die wichtigsten Begriffe und Verfahrensweisen. Maßgeblichen Anteil an der Abfassung hatte GEORG FORSTER. Zur Wahl standen sowohl die jeweiligen Munizipalitäten, also die Beamten in den Städteverwaltungen, als auch die Deputierten für den Nationalkonvent, der am 10.März – später dann auf den 17.März verschoben – erstmals zusammentreten sollte. Wahlberechtigt war jeder männliche Bewohner. Ausgenommen waren also Frauen, Dienstboten, Verschuldete, Fremde. ‚Dennoch ist das . Wahlrecht als demokratisch zu bezeichnen, weil es das Zensusprinzip aufgab und mindestens vier Fünfteln der Männer eine politische Partizipation ermöglichte – wenigstens theoretisch." (F.Dumont). Die Wahl war an die Bedingung des vorher abzulegenden Eides – ‘Ich schwöre, treu zu sein dem Volke und den Grundsätzen der Freiheit und Gleichheit’ – gebunden. Ehemals Privilegierte wie Geistliche, Edelleute und höhere Beamte hatten ihren Privilegien zu entsagen. Dieser Eidzwang, durch den sich die Untertanen aus ihrer bisherigen Treuebindung an den Kurfürsten zu lösen hatten, war dann die Ursache zahlreicher Kontroversen zwischen Revolutionsanhängern und Revolutionsgegnern in den folgenden Wochen.“ (Publizistik S.237f.). Für GEORG FORSTER waren die Wahlen ein entscheidender praktischer Schritt bei der Verwirklichung seiner Vision einer freien Verfassung für Deutschland. Der ganz von ihm formulierte Anhang zeigt sein Bemühen, „einfachen“ Menschen konkret und ohne Abstraktionen etwas ihnen so Unbekanntes wie Wahlen und deren Umstände verständlich zu machen. Wie in anderen Texten dieser Zeit fand er auch hier zu einer Rhetorik, „die bildreich, fast dichterisch wirkt und gewiß zu den ‚Kostbarkeiten deutschen Vor- und Frühparlamentarismus gehört’ – um sie mit Gerhard Steiner zu charakterisieren.“ (Publizistik S.84). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Günther Trauzettel]
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        TA., Liebfrauenkirche und Dom. "Die Ruine der Lieben Frau-Kirche in Maynz. Nach der Belagerung im Jahre 1793".

      - Aquatinta ( in Sepia ) v. C. Kuntz n. Casp. Schneider b. Artaria in Mannheim, um 1800, 45 x 65 Seltenes und interessantes Blatt, daß die Zerstörungen an der ehemaligen Liebfrauenkirche, bedingt durch die Beschiessung im Jahre 1793, zeigt. Die Schäden waren so schwerwiegend, dass die damalige franz.Regierung den Abriß ( 1803 - 1807 ) befahl. Blick vom Liebfrauenplatz aus zur Kirchenruine, die sich an der Ostseite des Domes befand.Rechts Mainzer Bürgerhäuser, im Vordergrund Markttreiben.

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        Ueber die kleine Jagd zum Gebrauch angehender Jagdliebhaber. Erster Theil (1793): Von Erziehung und Abrichtung der Hüner- Jagd- Wind- und Dachshunde; Zweyter Theil (1793): Vom Schießgewehr und dessen Gebrauch, imgl. von der Feder-Wildpretts Jagd; Dritter Theil (1797): Fortsetzung und Beschluß der Feder-Wildpretts Jagd; Vierter Theil (1797): Hasen- Kaninchen-Jagd - Anhang und Nachtrag zum vierten Abschnitt des ersten Theils: von den Hundekrankheiten; Fünfter Theil (1800): Dachs - Otter - Biber - Seehund - Eichhorn - Naturgeschichte der Hunde, als Anhang und Nachtrag zum ersten Theile; Sechster Theil (1806): Von der Ausrottung der Raubthiere. Bär - Wolf - Fuchs - Luchs - Marder; Siebter Theil (1807): Fortsetzung von Ausrottung der Raubthiere. Raubvögel - grauer Geyer - weißköpfiger Geyer - Alpengeyer - Haasengeyer - Bartadler - Goldadler - Steinadler - Seeadler - Fischadler - Schreyadler - rother Milan - Mäusebussard - Sumpfweyhe - Kornweyhe - Hühnerhabicht - Finkenhabicht oder Sperber - Wanderfalke - Baumfalke; Achter und letzter Theil (1808): Fortsetzung und Beschluß von den Raubvögeln. Thurmfalke. - Isländischer Falke Geyerfalke - Uhu - mittlere Ohreule - Nachtkauz - Schleyereule - Käuzchen - großer gemeiner Würger - kleiner grauer Würger - Rabe - Rabenkraähe - Saatkrähe - graue Krähe - Dohle - Elster - Holzheher.

      Friedrich Nicolovius, Königsberg 1793-1808. 1. Auflage, 8 Bände in 4 Bänden, VIII, 105 S. - X, 162 S. - IV, 144, (1) S. - VIII, 171 S, (1) S. - VIII, 157, (1) S. + 1 Kupfer (fehlt!), VI, 196, (1) S., VIII, 144 S. - VI, 148, (3) S. Klein 8°, moderne marmorierte Halbleinenbände mit Rückentitel, Name auf Vorsätzen, Papier leicht braunfleckig, die Seiten I-VIII in Teil 1 mit unscheinbarem Wasserrand, sehr wenige Seiten mit fachmännisch restauriertem Einriss, Titelrückseiten gelegentlich mit kleinem (polnischen) Besitzstempel, insgesamt sehr gute und innen ordentliche Exemplare, Erste Ausgabe! Lindner 11.1075.01. Mit den Seiten \"Verbesserungen zum dritten Theile, Verbesserungen zum zweyten Theile, Verbesserungen zum vierten Theile, Verbesserungen im fünften Theil, Verbesserungen im sechsten Theile, Verbesserungen im siebenten Theile + Verbesserungen im achten Theile\". Ohne die eine Kupfertafel in Teil 5, ansonsten vollständiges Exemplar in gutem Gesamtzustand. Jester gilt als Pioniers der modernen Jagdlehre. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Jagd, Jagdfachbuch

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        Zuider Buiten Spaarne.

      'De Stad Haerlem, van het Zuider Spaarne te zien - Vue de la ville de Haerlem du coté de la Riviere du Zuider Spaarne' Cardon naar Claterbos ca. 1793 Mooie, zeer zeldzame, grote gravure. Afgebeeld is een gezicht op de zuidzijde van Haarlem vanaf het Zuider Buiten Spaarne, met v.l.n.r. de Eendjespoort of Leidse Waterpoort, de Langebrug en de stadsmuur bij de Schalkwijkerpoort. Op de voorgrond rechts de scheepswerven bij de Zomervaart en Dubbele Buurt. Op de achtergrond de Grote of St.-Bavokerk. - In 1792 verscheen er een prospectus 'Bericht wegens de uitgave van eene uitmuntende verzaameling van gezichten in en omtrent de stad Haarlem, allen naar het leven getekend door den Heer A. Claterbos , welke van tijd tot tijd, bij twee plaaten te gelijk zullen uitgegeeven worden te Haarlem bij de Compagnie' De uitgave begon met twee gezichten op Haarlem, resp. vanaf het Noorder Buiten Spaarne en vanaf het Zuider Buiten Spaarne. Tekenaar was de Haarlemmer Augustijn Claterbos (1750 - 1828), graveur de Brusselaar Anthonie Cardon. De prenten werden zowel als proefdruk ( voor HFl. 2,10) als 'ordinair'(Hfl. 1,16) geleverd. Er verscheen nog een tweede stel, nu echter op blauwig papier, van Kraantje Lek en de Brouwerskolk en daarna stopt de serie. ( afb.25,5 x 36,3 cm ).

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        TWO PARTIALLY PRINTED DOCUMENTS, COMPLETED IN MANUSCRIPT, CONCERNING FRANCOIS DE CHAUMONT, PRESIDENT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE OF THE COLONIAL ASSEMBLY].

      Cap Français. Feb. 25 & Sept. 1, 1793. - [2]; [2]pp. each with an integral blank leaf. Folio. Old folds, minor dust- soiling. Very good. Two partially-printed manuscript documents concerning François de Chaumont, president of the Finance Committee for the French government in Cap Français, Saint Domingue (present-day Cap-Haïtien, Haiti). The first of these is titled AU NOM DE LA REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE. COMMISSISSION NATIONALE-CIVILE [printed]. It is a declaration by Léger- Félicité Sonthonax, Commissioner of the Republic in Saint Domingue, clearing François Chaumont, chairman of the Finance Committee of the erstwhile colonial assembly, of false charges against him regarding colonial expenditures. Sonthonax was a radical Jacobin, who sought to upturn what was left of Royalist right. He hoped to get rid of Chaumont. The second is titled AU NOM DE LA REPUBLIQUE. ADMINSTRATION GENERALE [printed]. (Le Cap Français. Sept. 1, 1793). It is an appointment of the same François Chaumont as Commissioner in charge of the Editorial Office of Audit, by Charles-Etienne-Pierre Wante, civil organizer of the French Leeward Islands. Chaumont managed to outlast Sonthonax, who was sent back to France. Here he gets another post from Wante, Sonthonax's successor.

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        [TWO PARTIALLY PRINTED DOCUMENTS, COMPLETED IN MANUSCRIPT, CONCERNING FRANCOIS DE CHAUMONT, PRESIDENT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE OF THE COLONIAL ASSEMBLY]

      Cap Français, 1793. Folio. Old folds, minor dust-soiling. Very good. Two partially-printed manuscript documents concerning François de Chaumont, president of the Finance Committee for the French government in Cap Français, Saint Domingue (present-day Cap-Haïtien, Haiti). The first of these is titled AU NOM DE LA REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE. COMMISSISSION NATIONALE-CIVILE [printed].... It is a declaration by Léger-Félicité Sonthonax, Commissioner of the Republic in Saint Domingue, clearing François Chaumont, chairman of the Finance Committee of the erstwhile colonial assembly, of false charges against him regarding colonial expenditures. Sonthonax was a radical Jacobin, who sought to upturn what was left of Royalist right. He hoped to get rid of Chaumont. The second is titled AU NOM DE LA REPUBLIQUE. ADMINSTRATION GENERALE [printed].... (Le Cap Français. Sept. 1, 1793). It is an appointment of the same François Chaumont as Commissioner in charge of the Editorial Office of Audit, by Charles-Etienne-Pierre Wante, civil organizer of the French Leeward Islands. Chaumont managed to outlast Sonthonax, who was sent back to France. Here he gets another post from Wante, Sonthonax's successor.

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        THE CASE OF HIS MAJESTY'S SUBJECTS, SETTLED ON THE COAST OF YUCATAN, IN THE BAY OF HONDURAS, UNDER THE SPECIAL AND SOLE PROTECTION OF THE CROWN OF SPAIN.... [bound with:] THE CASE OF HIS MAJESTY'S SUBJECTS HAVING PROPERTY IN AND LATELY ESTABLISHED UPON THE MOSQUITO SHORE IN AMERICA....SUPPLEMENT TO THE PRECEDING FIRST SECTION OF THE CLAIMANTS' CASE, RESPECTING THEIR SETTLEMENTS AND POSSESSIONS ON THE MOSQUITO SHORE. [bound with:] THE CASE OF THE AGENT TO THE SETTLERS ON THE COAST OF YUCATAN; AND THE LATE SETTLERS ON THE MOSQUITO-SHORE. STATING THE WHOLE OF HIS CONDUCT, IN SOLICITING COMPENSATION FOR THE LOSSES, SUSTAINED BY EACH OF THOSE CLASSES OF HIS MAJESTY'S INJURED AND DISTRESSED SUBJECTS

      London: Printed for T. Cadell in the Strand, 1793. Quarto. Contemporary marbled paper boards with new calf backstrip and corners, gilt leather label. A few leaves with light foxing, else quite clean internally. Very good. In this copy the third title in our description is bound first, with the next two following it. This is the complete complement of works arising out of the long-standing dispute between England and Spain over the English colonization of the Mosquito Coast in Central America. Latin America had historically been controlled by Spain (for the most part), though the English established a presence in Central America in the 17th century, represented mostly by buccaneers or logwood cutters. By the mid-18th century the region had several hundred British settlers, and their right to live in the area was seemingly affirmed by Spain in the 1763 Treaty of Paris, which ended the Seven Years' War. However, in 1779, Spain entered the American Revolutionary War as an ally of France, which had just made a treaty of alliance with the United States. This precipitated a Spanish attack on British settlements in the Mosquito Coast, in which a large amount of British property was destroyed. The Convention of London of 1786 between England and Spain called for the evacuation of British subjects from the Mosquito Coast. The arguments of the English claimants to losses that resulted from the 1779 attack and the 1786 treaty are laid out in great detail in this group of texts. Included are a historical sketch of the region and of the English presence there, a detailed chronological description of the conflict with Spain, and an account of English monetary damages and losses. Robert White was the lead counselor on behalf of the claimants. A search of OCLC reveals only three institutions that have all three of the titles listed above, the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, and the Huntington Library. Rare, and quite interesting with regard to this manifestation of the Anglo-Spanish rivalry in America. SABIN 103448, 103447, 51077. PALAU 375018, 375017.

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        First Complete Spanish in New World - 1824

      Hardcover. Good. FIRST COMPLETE SPANISH BIBLE IN NEW WORLD, translated by Scio first published in Madrid in 1793 with a revised edition in 1794-7. Though Catholic translation from Latin Vulgate & containing Deutero-Canonical (Apocryphal) Books, it lacks annotations and Episcopal sanction found in English language American Douay Rheims editions. Various editions with the 1824 title page have the statement Edicion I, Edicion II, or Edicion III on the title verso. This copy has "Edicion II.

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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. Stitched self-wrappers. Chips to titlepage without loss of text, small clipped portions at head of terminal two leaves without loss to text, else very good. Partially unopened. [with:] [SMALL ARCHIVE OF MANUSCRIPT MATERIAL RELATING TO DAVID TOWNSEND'S SERVICE AS AN INSPECTOR OF POTASH, INCLUDING A DOCUMENT SIGNED BY JOHN HANCOCK]. See below for details. 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. It 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 his 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. The accompanying manuscript archive is 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. June 16, 1791. [1]p. 2) Manuscript document signed by Justice of the Peace Samuel Bennett, 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...." July 16, 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. March 26, 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." Nov. 10, [1793]. [1]p. 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...." May 29, 1796. [1]p. EVANS 26270. RINK 3169. SABIN 96377.

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        Nautical and Hydraulic Experiments, with numerous scientific miscellanies. Vol. I [all published].

      FIRST EDITION. Between 1793 and 1798 Beaufoy undertook pioneer researches on the resistance of bodies in water. ?Not only did Beaufoy investigate the individual effects of head form, tail form, length, and surface area, but his measurements were sufficiently precise for him to conclude that, as the velocity increased, ?friction always increases in a much less ratio [from 1.71 to 1.82] than the duplicate ratio? ? (Rouse & Ince, History of hydraulics, p. 129). Beaufoy?s experiments produced many useful results in shipbuilding, as well as the first practical verification in England of Euler?s theorem of resistance of fluids. He was a founder of the Society for the Improvement of Naval Architecture (the first such body to exist), and also the first Englishman to climb Mont Blanc.Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca mechanica, 28.Large 4to, 4 leaves, pp. cxix, (1), 688, stipple-engraved frontispiece silhouette portrait, 16 engraved plates and 8 double-page tables. Including the initial engraved presentation leaf, inscribed in this copy to Count Pozzo de Borgo. Original green patterned cloth (small tear on upper cover), paper label on spine, uncut and unopened. Inner hinges a little shaky and some foxing on the plates, but a very nice copy. Well printed on good paper at the private press of the author's son.

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        Ueber die kleine Jagd zum Gebrauch angehender Jagdliebhaber. Vol. 1-8.

      Königsberg 1793-1808. VIII + 105 + X + 162 + VI + 144 + VIII + 171 + (1) + VIII + 157 + (1) + VI + 196 + (1) + VIII + 144 + VI + 148 + (4) s. 1 foldet plansje. Orig. kartonasjebd. Navn på tittelbl. Litt brunplettet.. Publisher`s boards. Names on title-page. Occasional browning

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

      Leipzig, Breitkopf, 1793-1801. - VIII S., 1992 Sp.; 2140 Sp.; 1762 Sp.; 1796 Sp. Einband berieben und bestoßen. Innen durchgehend, auch stärker, fleckig. Insgesamt recht schöner, dekorativer Zustand. Das Wörterbuch, das vor dem Grimmschen Wörterbuch, das führende war und das auch in der Goetheschen Bibliothek stand. "Johann Christoph Adelung (* 8. August 1732 in Spantekow; † 10. September 1806 in Dresden) war ein deutscher Bibliothekar, Lexikograph und Germanist. Johann Christoph Adelung wurde am 8. August 1732 in Spantekow bei Anklam als Sohn des Pfarrers M. Johann Paul Adelung († 1759) geboren. Seine Schwester Christiane Sophie Adelung (* um 1730) ist die spätere Ehefrau von Johann Friedrich Sprengel (1726–1808 oder 1810) und Mutter des Hallenser Arztes und Botanikers Kurt Sprengel (1766–1833). Nach dem Besuch der Stadtschule in Anklam und des (alt- und neusprachlichen) Gymnasiums in Klosterbergen studierte er ab 1752 Evangelische Theologie in Halle, u.a. als Schüler Siegmund Jakob Baumgartens. Adelung war 1756 Mitbegründer der dortigen Freimaurerloge Philadelphia zu den drei goldenen Armen, deren erster Sekretär er wurde; er muss folglich schon früher in die Freimaurerei aufgenommen worden sein. 1758 wurde Adelung in Erfurt Professor (Lehrer) am Evangelischen Ratsgymnasium. 1762 wurde er zum Sachsen-Gothaischen Rat ernannt. Ab 1765 lebte er in Leipzig, wo er als Übersetzer, Korrektor und Redakteur arbeitete. 1785 wurde Adelung Mitglied der Deutschen Gesellschaft in Leipzig. 1787 wurde er zum Oberbibliothekar der Kurfürstlichen Bibliothek in Dresden berufen, überließ die Repräsentation aber oft dem 2. Bibliothekar Karl Wilhelm Daßdorf. Die tägliche Öffnung der Bibliothek und eine erfolgreiche Weiterführung der Arbeit von Johann Michael Francke (1717–1775) im neuen Domizil, dem Japanischen Palais, werden Adelung zugeschrieben. Seit 1787 war er auswärtiges Mitglied der Königlich-Preußischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Zusätzlich übernahm Adelung 1793 die Aufgaben eines Bibliothekars in der Privatbibliothek des Kurfürsten Friedrich August III. Adelung starb am 10. September 1806 in Dresden und wurde auf dem Inneren Neustädter Friedhof beigesetzt. Adelung ist am bekanntesten für seine grammatischen und lexikographischen Schriften, hat daneben aber auch auf zahlreichen anderen Gebieten gearbeitet und Übersetzungen, eigene literarische Texte, historische, naturwissenschaftliche, pädagogische und journalistische Arbeiten veröffentlicht. Adelungs wohl bedeutendstes Werk ist sein Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart (1774–1786, 2. Aufl. 1793–1801), die für ihn im engeren Sinne die Meißner Kanzleisprache ist, die bevorzugt wird. Wesentlich ist aber auch der Untertitel: mit beständiger Vergleichung der übrigen Mundarten, besonders aber der oberdeutschen, wodurch sein Werk die bis dahin umfangreichste synchrone Bestandsaufnahme der deutschen Sprache bietet. Die den Lemmata hinzugefügten vergleichenden Synonyme sind oft relativ ausführlich kommentiert, und er geht auch auf die unterschiedlichen Bedeutungen in den Sprachgebieten ein. Es gibt recht viele orthographiebedingte Verweisartikel. Was Adelung als hochdeutsche Mundart im heutigen Wortsinne betrachtet, wird nicht zum Lemma, es gibt aber viele fach- bzw. sondersprachliche Lemmata (20–30 % in der ersten Auflage). Oft teilt er seine Ansichten zur Orthographie mit, manche Lemmata zu Buchstabengruppen scheinen vor allem deshalb aufgenommen worden zu sein. Im Laufe der Zeit wird Adelung skeptischer gegenüber den Rechtschreibreformen, und schließlich bekämpft er in der Vorrede zur zweiten Auflage seine eigene frühere Haltung und schreibt Wörter teilweise anders (beispielsweise häufig -iren statt -ieren bei Verben). Es finden sich Aussprachekennzeichnungen, vermehrt noch in der zweiten Auflage bei noch nicht eingebürgerten Fremdwörtern (Ingenieur ‚Inschenör‘). Verstreut über das Werk findet sich eine stark gestraffte Wortbildungslehre zum Deutschen des 18. Jahrhunderts. Ausführlicher geht er darauf [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Peter Pinder [sic], Esq. Complete. A new edition. In three volumes. Vol. I [-III].

      Printed for L. Wayland 1793 - 3 vols., strip torn from head of title-page of vol. ii without loss of text but removing a signature (the signature present on both other titles), minor dust-staining, pp. [i], 252; [i], 253-490, [1, Direction to the Binder]; [i], 252, 8vo, contemporary tree calf, rebacked, extremities worn, sound. This, the first American edition, is a scarce book, ESTC recording just 3 copies, 2 in the American Antiquarian Society and 1 in the Huntington. 'It would be a mistake to regard Wolcot's satires as signs of any fully-developed political philosophy. His friend Cyrus Redding observed that he"'could scarcely be called a politician. He did not trouble his head about foreign affairs" (Redding, Past Celebrities, 1.237). His dislike of social injustice drew him to democratic systems of government, but what fuelled his satire was personal animus against fools or rogues in high office. "Kings were his shuttlecocks", he told Redding (ibid., 1.264). When asked by a lady if he had been a good subject to George III, he is said to have replied "I do not know anything about that, Madam, but I do know the King has been a devilish good subject for me"' (Redding, Recollections, 1.258)' (ODNB). He is perhaps best remebered for his satires on Boswell, and the Royal Academicians. (ESTC W34129)

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        The triumphs of temper; a poem: in six cantos

      London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1793. [iii]-xii, 162pp, [2]. With terminal blank, without half-title. Six engraved plates after Stothard. Exquisitely bound in contemporary green crushed morocco. Flat spine in six compartments, five of which filled richly in gilt with four different devices, the sixth contrasting red morocco, gilt, each separated with a twisted-flax roll within a single rule. Decorative gilt roll to each board. Marbled endpapers, edges stained yellow. Presentation copy, inscribed 'H. Wright, May 26th 1794. The gift of Mrs. Hayley' to blank-fly. An exquisitely bound copy of Hayley's most significant work, the didactic poem Triumphs of Temper (first published London, 1781), with an intriguing inscription that may connect this volume with Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-97), the romantic painter of the industrial revolution and friend of the the author, whose poetry inspired many of Wright's landscapes and to whom the Hayley's "Ode to Mr. Wright of Derby" (1783) is directed; both Wright's sister (1732-1810) and niece and memoirist (1775-1867) were named Hannah. ESTC T90109.. Seventh edition, corrected. 12mo.

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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. 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.

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        Briefe zu Beförderung der Humanität. Herausgegeben von J.G.Herder Erste (- Zehnte) Sammlung. In fünf Bänden. Mit einem Titelkupfer (H.MEYER del., H.LIPS sc.).

      bei Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, Riga 1793 - 1793 – 1797. I: Front., 182 S., (1) Bl.; II: 154 S., (1) Bl.; III: 170 S., (1) Bl.; IV: 172 S., (1) Bl.; V: (3) Bll., 148, 52 S.; VI: (4) Bll., 199 S.; VII: X, 162 S.; VIII: (2) Bll., VI, 188 S.; IX: 178 S., (1) Bl.; X: 216 S., (2) Bll. Marmorierte Pappbände d.Zt. mit Rückenschild und –linienvergoldung. Ecken und Kapitale etwas bestoßen, etwas berieben, Vergoldung teils etwas oxydiert. Erste Ausgabe (Goedeke IV,732, 88; Schulte-Str. 61). – Gelegentlich etwas stockfleckig, Inhaltsverzeichnisse der 9. und 10. Sammlung in die letzte Lage der 10. Slg. verbunden. Vollständig sind die Briefe eher selten; das Werk verkaufte sich schlecht, wohl auch, weil nahezu zeitgleich (1793-1798) ein unrechtmäßiger Nachdruck erschien. Anstelle der ursprünglich geplanten Fortsetzung der Ideen zur Philosophie der Geschichte der Menschheit entfaltet HERDER in dieser Sammlung seine Position gegenüber den aktuellen kulturellen Entwicklungen. „Von besonderer Bedeutung ist dabei die siebte und achte Sammlung, weil in ihr HERDERs nunmehr völlig verändertes Verhältnis zur literarischen Situation deutlich wird. In einem Vergleich zwischen Antike und Moderne . wird von GOETHEs und SCHILLERs Produktion keine Notiz genommen und der Gang der Literaturentwicklung, wie ihn SCHILLER definiert hatte, ignoriert. Implizit bedeutet dies die Ablehnung des klassizistischen Literaturprogramms .“ (Killy 5, S.237). Bemerkenswert in Hinblick auf seine wenig später veröffentlichten Angriffe auf die kritische Philosophie (Verstand und Erfahrung, 1799; Kalligone, 1800) ist das hohe Lob, das Herder im 79. Brief (Bd.6, S.174f.) seinem ehemaligen Lehrer IMMANUEL KANT zollt. Wenige Beiträge stammen von J.N.GÖTZ und K.L.KNEBEL, darunter eine Probe seiner LUKREZ-Übersetzung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Horae Apocalypticae - 4 Volumes - AUTHOR'S COPY

      Hardcover. Good. ELLIOTT, EDWARD BISHOP (1793-1875). Here is an incredible find, and probably takes the award (or at least shares it) with the most historically valuable item on the list. Complete in four volumes, the present offering is Elliott's own copy of the third edition of his Horae Apocalypticae, and is the very set he used to prepare revisions for the fourth edition, which were extensive. There are several letters from other scholars tipped in, and extensive reworking of the text, diagrams altered and new ones prepared in hand, etc. Well-worn, but certainly workable, and VERY important. This four volume set is respected by many as THE seminary scholarly work on eschatology. It defends, according to some anyway, against the preterist system by proving a late date for the writing of the book of Revelation. Elliott also demonstrates the impossibility of the futurist system, and defends the traditional historicism. All the major Reformers and all the major Reformation creeds and confessions adopted the historic position - and it is this position that Elliott so skillfully defends. Included in Horae Apocalypticae you will also find a very useful historical survey of who held which positions concerning eschatology, much history on the Roman empire (and its interaction with Christianity(, how the Reformation, Islam, etc. were prophesied in the Apocalypse, a world chronology according to the Hebrew Scriptures (which would make the Earch 6127 years old), patristic views of prophecy, the beast and his mark (666) revealed, and much more. The Papacy is also shown to be the apocalyptic antichrist, which was a standard position among the Reformers. Elliott also deals with Moses Stuart's Preterism, etc. Concerning Elliott's Horae Apocalypticae H. Gratton Guiness, writes, The "Horae Apocalypticae" of Elliott, which may well be considered as the most important and valuable commentary of the Apocalypse which has ever been written, was also called into existence by Futurist attacks on the Protestant interpretation of prophecy. In his preface to the fifth edition Elliott says: When I first began to give attention to the subject some twenty years ago, it was the increasing prevalence among Christian men in our country of the Futurist system of Apocalyptic interpretation - a system which involved the abandonment of the opinion held by all the chief fathers and doctors of our Church respecting the Roman Popes and Popedom as the great intended anitchristian power of Scripture - prophecy, - that suggested to me the desirableness and indeed the necessity, of a more thoroughly careful investigation of the whole subject than had been made previously. For thereby I trusted that we might see God's mind on the question; all engaged in that controversy being alike agreed as to the fact of its being expressed in this prophecy, rightly understood: and whether indeed in His view Popery was that monstrous evil, and the Reformation a deliverance to our Church and nation as mighty and blessed, as we had been taught from early youth to regard them... Elliott's commentary was practically the work of the lifetime of one of the most learned and laborious expositors of modern times. :ole Gibbon's "History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire," to which it frequently refers, it stands alone it its sphere, as a monumental work of surpassing value. The ten thousand references it contains to ancient and modern work bearing on the subject elucidated greatly enhance its value. We may safely say that during the half century which has elapsed since it publication, no other work on historic lines of interpretations has appeared of equal importance. "Furthermore, in 1878, Charles Haddon Spurgeon wrote the classic reference work Commenting on Commentaries.

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        The Fables of Aesop.

      London: Stockdale, 1793. hardcover. very good. With a life of the author. 2 volumes. Title page vignette, and 100 other fine engraved plates. Tall 8vos, bound in full tree calf; gilt-decorated spines with leather labels (corners and edges bumped, hinges expertly repaired, spine of vol. 1 cracked, some light foxing, date cropped from title page). London: John Stockdale, [1793]. Very good. Printed on rag paper, with excellent engravings. The application or moral is an analysis of each fable.

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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.

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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.

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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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        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.

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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 .

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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]

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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 .

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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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