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         Third Congress of the United States: At the first session, begun and held at the city of Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania, on Monday, the second of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three. An Act directing a detachment from the militia of the United States

      [Printed by Childs and Swaine], [Philadelphia] 1794 - 1 sheet ([2] pp.). Approved-May the ninth, 1794 and signed in type: "Go: Washington, President of the United States;" also signed in type, "John Adams, Vice-President," and "Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, Speaker of the House." "Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby authorized to require of the executives of the several states, to take effectual measures, as soon as may be, to organize, arm and equip, according to law, and hold in readiness to march at a moment's warning, the following proportions, respectively, of eighty thousand effective militia, officers included, to wit:" Thus begins the first section of the act (with a long list of the numerical quotas for troops from each state) for a force capable to quelling a growing rebellion threatening the power of the Federal government. Burdened by Revolutionary War debt assumed from the states to achieve ratification of the Constitution, the Federal government needed revenue, and Alexander Hamilton pushed for a excise tax on whiskey production. It did not go over well. Western farmers saw the tax as an abuse of Federal authority. In 1792, George Washington issued a proclamation against resistance to law, but to little avail. As violence against tax collectors increased, it was soon obvious stronger measures were needed against this first real rebellion to Federal authority, and thus this act was passed to prepare for its suppression should conditions warrant the use of force. In his circular of the 19th of June to the Governors, enclosing a copy of the law, Secretary of War, Henry Knox wrote with Washington's approval: "It istheearnest desireof the Presidentthatyour Excellencywould immediately take the most effectual means that the whole of the militia of Pennsylvania not comprised within the foregoing requisition, be armed and equipped according to law. The people of the United States encreasing rapidly in wealth, population, and importance among the nations, ought not to indulge the expectation of being exempt from those agitations and dangers, which seem inseparable from the human character. But it is our highest duty that we should be in a perfect condition to preserve and defend oureselves against every injury to which we may be liable as a nation. The President therefore hopes for a prompt and universal compliance with the law, as a measure upon which, under the protection of Heaven, our freedom and security may depend." Three months later, a militia force of 12,950 men led by Washington, headed to western Pennsylvania and the rebellion collapsed. There are two issues of this act: Evans 27852 and Shipton & Mooney47286, the former 2 pages and the latter 1 page, both with few institutional holdings. OCLC show three locations of this edition of two pages:American Antiquarian Society, John Carter Brown Library, and Library Company of Philadelphia, but there is also one at the Library of Congress, which also holds the one page issue, found at two further libraries: Rutgers and Historical Society of Pennsylvania (at LCP). Evans 27852. ESTC W14568. NAIP w014568. A very good copy, sharp impressions, minor browning at edges, a few old marginal stitch marks, nick to one corner, small inked numerals at upper margin, probably from prior collation. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         Hamilton, Preparing to Suppress Whiskey Rebellion, Takes Stock of Cavalry Weapons

      1794 - Autograph Note Signed in the third person in the text ("Mr. Hamilton"), to Samuel Hodgdon, September 9, 1794. 1 p., 7 x 7 1/2 in. "Mr Hamilton requests Mr Hodgsdon to furnish him immediately with a return of whatever accoutrements & arms for Cavalry may be in the public stores specifying also such as have been lately sent forward. Sep. 9. 1794" Historical BackgroundLate in the summer of 1794, farmers in western Pennsylvania rebelled against paying a tax on their locally distilled whiskey and attacked federal revenue collectors. After five hundred armed men burned the home of the regional tax inspector, President George Washington ordered 13,000 federalized troops to the area. As Secretary of the Treasury and author of the hated tax, Alexander Hamilton accompanied the army to western Pennsylvania.In the note offered here, Hamilton requests information from Samuel Hodgdon on available arms in preparation for the suppression of the Whiskey Rebellion. This is part of a series of correspondence to supply the federalized militia. A week earlier, Hamilton had asked for an inventory of entrenching tools. The day following, Hamilton asked Hodgdon to forward "to Winchester in Virginia 75 pair Horsemen's pistols 150 ditto swords with Belts 200 valices, to Baltimore in Maryland, 50 pair of Horsemens pistols, one hundred ditto Swords with belts and 100 valices, together with Knapsacks canteens & Camp kettles sufficient for 1000 men." He also urged Hodgdon to forward ammunition for the Virginia militia to Winchester, that for Maryland to Williamsport and that for New Jersey and Pennsylvania to Carlisle, and the remainder of cavalry equipment to Trenton.[1]As the federal army marched into western Pennsylvania in October 1794, the rebellion quickly collapsed without further violence. The Washington administration established the authority of Federal law within the states and strengthened support for the Federalists' advocacy of a strong central government.Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) was born on the island of Nevis and, in 1772, came to New York City, where he enrolled in King's College (Columbia University) in 1773. When the British occupied the city in 1776, King's College closed, ending Hamilton's collegiate career. Hamilton became General George Washington's aide-de-camp in 1777. After the war, Hamilton studied law and became one of the most eminent lawyers in New York. In 1782, he was elected to the Continental Congress, where he served until October 1783. In 1784, he founded the Bank of New York, which became one of the longest operating banks in American history. In 1786, Hamilton took the leading part at the Annapolis convention, which prepared the way for the great Constitutional Convention that met at Philadelphia in 1787, to which Hamilton was a New York delegate. In the same year, he conceived the series of essays afterward collected as The Federalist in support of the new Constitution, and wrote 51 of the 85 essays himself. Upon the establishment of the new government in 1789, President Washington appointed Hamilton as Secretary of the Treasury, and he restored the country's finances to a firm footing. In early 1795, Hamilton resigned his office but remained the leader of the Federalist Party until his death in a duel with Vice President Aaron Burr.Samuel Hodgdon (1745-1824) was born in Boston and held various posts in the Revolutionary War. He became principal field commissary of military stores and in 1780 became deputy commissary general and assistant to Quartermaster General Thomas Pickering. After the war, Pickering and Hodgdon formed a partnership in Philadelphia as commission merchants and land speculators. In 1788, Hodgdon became commissary of military stores. In March 1791, President George Washington appointed Hodgdon as Quartermaster General, the first appointed by the president and the first civilian in the position. After General Arthur St. Clair's expedition to the western fro. (See website for full description)

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         Lettere sui primi libri a stampa di alcune Città e Terre dell'Italia superiore, parte sinora sconosciuti, parte nuovamente illustrati.

      nella stamperia di Carlo Palese, Venezia 1794 - 2 parti in 1 volume iin-4 (270x200 mm.), con numerazione continua di pp. CXXXII, legatura originale in cartonato rustico. Piccola etichetta di libreria antiquaria applicata al contropiatto. Perfetto esemplare impresso nitidamente su carta forte, freschissimo e a margini massimi. Prima edizione di opera divisa in due sezioni, o ''Lettere'' (amendue con proprio frontespizio) la prima delle quali riguarda la tipografia genovese ("Lettera prima. Monumenti della Tipografia Genovese nel secolo XV"), la seconda quella pavese e bresciana ("Lettera seconda. Primi Monumenti della Pavese e Bresciana Tipografia nuovamente scoperti"). Bibliografia: Bonamici p. 27: "Non comune. Trovansi in quest'opera ottime notizie di edizioni fatte in Brescia, in Genova, in Milano ed altrove, che erano o ignote o mal conosciute". Bigmore & Wyman I-70. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Zahlenlehre der Natur, oder: Die Natur zählt und spricht; Was sind ihre Zahlen? Was sind ihre Worte? Ein Schlüssel zu den Hieroglyphen der Natur. Erstausg.

      Leipzig, in Kommission bey Herrn G. E. Beer, 1794. - 10 Bll., 410 S., mit gest. Frontispiz u. Titelkupfer, 1 Vignette u. Textfig., 8°, Pappband d. Zt. mit Papierrückenschildern Brüning 5536; Faivre 74; Kloss 3914. - Das Frontispiz zeigt "Die Welt - im Raume der Schöpfung . von den Strahlen der Sonne in 10 Theile abgetheilt - als die 10 Zahlen des Universums"; das Titelkupfer einen Esel, ein Schwein u. einen Affen vor einem Regenbogen. Unter dem Titel "Probaseologie, oder praktischer Theil der Zahlenlehre der Natur" erschien 1795 in Leipzig noch ein weiterer selbstständiger Band zur "Zahlenlehre". - Karl von Eckartshausen (auch Carl v. Eckhartshausen; 1752-1803), illegitimer Sohn des Grafen Karl von Haimhausen. Er wurde 1776 Hofrat, 1777 Mitglied der Bayerischen Akademie u. war 1780-1793 Bücherzensurrat. In dieser Zeit hatte er sich dem Orden der Illuminaten angeschlossen, später Kenner u. Vertreter rosenkreuzerischen Ideengutes. In seinen zahlreichen Publikationen suchte er anfangs der Aufklärung u. der Verschmelzung von Religion u. Wissenschaft zu dienen, während er später religiöse, mystische u. alchemistische Schriften veröffentlichte. - Leicht bestossen u. berieben; ausgeschiedenes u. gestempeltes (Titel u. eine Folgeseite) Bibliotheksexpl.; tlw. leicht braunfleckig, sonst ein gutes Expl. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Historiarum libri qui supersunt omnes ex recensione Arn. Drakenborchii.

      London, M. Ritchie & J. Sammels, 1794, otto volumi in-4to legature coeve in piena pelle (alcune lievi spellature) con impressioni a secco ai piatti, fregi e titoli dorati ai dorsi, tagli marmorizzati, pp. XLVI-(2)-420 + 423 + 460 +451 + 442 + 430 + 487 + (circa 500 pagine, non numerate all'ottavo volume) con un ritratto inciso in antiporta del primo volume.

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         An Essay on the Learning of Contingent Remainders and Executory Devises [with] Copies of Opinions Ascribed to Eminent Council [etc.]. The Fifth Edition, with Notes and Comments, By John Joseph Powell, Esq; Barrister at Law [etc.]. Two Volumes [Complete]

      The rare, final Irish edition of a truly modern legal treatise, a "classic [written by] one of the great real property lawyers of [the 18th] century", in Holdsworth's words; one copy of volume one in the British Isles in ESTC, none of volume two. Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed and scraped, but sound, light browning and foxing; Thomas Settle's copy with his ownership signatures and bookstickers. [1] H. Watt [2] John Exshaw and John Rice, Dublin, 1794-1796.

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         Armfeltska processen]. Kongl. maj:ts och rikets Swea hof-rätts protocoller uti undersökningsmålet, angående förrädiska stämplingar, hwarföre åtskillige personer tiltalte och häcktade blifwit.

      - Stockholm, tryckte hos A. J. Nordström, 1794. 4:o. 276, 267-270, 281-336, (3), 390-474, 425-848 s. Bunden med: Kongl. maj:ts och rikets Swea hof-rätts utslag, uti det derstädes til ransakning och omedelbart afdömande förekomne högmål, angående förräderi och wådelige stämplingar emot konungen och riket; hwarföre åtskillige personer tiltalde och : häktade blifwit. Gifwet och afsagdt i Stockholm den 30 julii 1794. Stockholm. Tryckt hos Anders Jacobsson Norström, 1794. 4:o. 80 s. Bunden med: Register öfwer Kongl. Maj:ts och rikets Swea hof-rätts protocoller uti undersöknings målet, angående förrädiske stämplingar, hwarföre åtskillige personer bifwit tiltalte, häcktade och dömde. Stockholm, Tryckt hos Anders Jacobsson Nordström, 1795. 4:o. 22 s. Samtida halvskinnband i kalv. Rygg med röd och grön titeletikett i skinn samt sparsam gulddekor. Rödfärgade snitt. Främre försättsblad saknas. Repa på främre pärm där pärmpapper saknas 8 x 60 mm. Brunfläck på sidan 335/336 och 519/520. Första 8 sidorna i den första följdskriften med fuktrand i övre marginalen. Namnteckning J. Lagerheim samt exlibris Adam Lewenhaupt på främre pärms spegel. Nutida tillskrift på titelbladets baksida "lagman Jöran Schröderheim sid 178". 21,5 x 17 cm. *Setterwall 3352. [#\131383]

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         System der Freymaurer-Loge Wahrheit und Einigkeit zu drey gekrönten Säulen in P***. Philadelphia, 1594 (d.i. Prag, Schönfeld, 1794). 2 Bll., 434 S. Mit gestoch. Titelvignette. Schlichter Interims-Pp. d. Zt. (angestaubt, berieben).

      1794 - Wolfstieg 33875; Holzmann/Boh. VII, 9848.- Erste Ausgabe.- 'Höchst selten. Gesetzbuch der Loge, deren Grundlage das Zinnendorfsche System bildet. Ritual für die drei Johannisgrade, Annalen der Loge von 1783 bis 1790, zugest. von O. Reilly. Beigefügt ist eine Rede über die Verbindung der Künste und Wissenschaften mit der Mrei .' (Wolfstieg).- Teils unbeschnitten.- Titel mit altem Namensstempel.- > Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Tabuale Anatomicae quas ad illustrandum humani corporis fabricam. Collegit et curavit Iustus Christianus Loder. (Atlas Band)

      Weimar, Landes-Industrie Comptoir, (1794)-1803, Folio, 182 (plus 12 Doppeltafeln 32 gefässcolor.) Kupferstichtafeln, Halbledereinband der Zeit Rücken erneuert, Deckel frisch bezogen etwas Fingerfleckig sehr gutes Exemplar. ERSTE AUSGABE!Justus Christian von Loder's (1753-1832) Hauptwerk. Erstklassige Kupferstecher wie J.A. Roux, J.C. Bock, J.B. Hössel, F. Kaiser, J.F. Schrötter schufen die insgesamt 1431 Darstellungen auf den ca. 200 Kupfertafeln. Loders Ziel war es "für alle Fächer der menschlichen Anatomie, die damals besten Abbildungen in ein Werk zu vereinigen, sowie nach eigenen Präparaten diese zu ergänzen, von den 1431 Figuren sind 1122 Copieen und 309 nach Präparaten gefertigte Originalzeichnungen.." Choulant widmet dem Loder'schen Sammelwerk 2 Seiten in seiner Geschichte der anatomischen Abbildungen. Dort finden sich auch Hinweise über die Künstler und die von Loder benutzten Vorlagen. Loder war Professor in Jena, Sachsen-Weimarscher Leibarzt und Geheimrat. Nach der Einnahme durch Napoleon ging er nach Königsberg, später nach St. Petersburg und Moskau.First Edition of this magnificent atlas, really a pictorial encyclopedia of all the best anatomical depictions up to the time of Loder. Many of the anatomical discoveries of the late 18th and early 19th century were collected. Loders object was the compilation in one work of all the best representations then known in the different branches of anatomy, supplemented by representations of original preparations. In many plates the vascular system is represented in color. Loder held professorship in Jena, Halle, and the University of Moscow."Two text- and two plate volumes. Weimar: Verlag des Landes-Industrie-Comptoir, (1794)-1803. Large folio. Text vol. I: [14], 51 [1] [2], 22 78 [2], 74, 21-42 pp., text vol. II: [4], 112, (2) pp.113-162 64, [2], 24 162 [48] pp. Plate vol. I: 96 engraved plates (I to XC, including 6 outline plates) plate vol. II: 97 engraved plates (XCI to CLXXXII, including 8 folding, 5 outline, and 30 hand colored). In total 193 partly colored engraved plates. Contemporary half leather minimal spotting fine copy!Unique edition dedicated to Emperor Alexander I. Remarkable encyclopedic compilation of the anatomical knowledge of the eighteenth century adding recent discoveries at the dawn of the nineteenth century which have been combined into an atlas containing 182 engraved plates, numbered from I to XIC and XIIC to CLXXXII. Some have the cardiovascular system finished in colors. The work was published in six deliveries over several years. Complete copies are very rares. Loder was Chair of Anatomy in Jena, Halle and at the University of Moscow.Wellcome IIIp. 535 Heirs of Hippocrates, 696 Choulant-Frank, p.151f Wellcome III, p. 535 Goldschmid, p.81 Heirs of Hippocrates 696 (latin ed.).

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         Experimental Enquiry Concerning the Natural Powers of Wind and Water to Turn Mills and Other Machines Depending on a Circular Motion. And an Experimental Examination of the Quantity and Proportion of Mechanic Power Necessary to be employed in giving different degrees of Velocity to Heavy Bodies from a State of Rest. Also New Fundamental Experiments upon the Collision of Bodies. With Five Plates of Machines.

      London: Printed for I. and J. Taylor, 1794.. FIRST EDITION in book form. Octavo (24 x 15cm), pp.[2] iv; 110 [2]. With five folding copper-engraved plates at rear, and two folding tables. In recent red half calf with two raised bands, gilt titles to spine and red cloth boards. Mark to verso of title page where a label has been removed. Spotting to final plate. Spine lightly sunned; some minor handling to binding. Very good overall. The complete text of papers given at the Royal Society in 1759, 1776 and 1782, originally published in contemporary journals and here reproduced together in book form for the first time. Smeaton is considered the father of modern Civil Engineering and is noted for the construction of numerous Lighthouses, Water Mills, Bridges, Piers and Canals.

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         La Parte Septtentrionale de el Regno di Portogallo/ La Parte Meridionale?

      Artist: Cassini Giovanni Maria d ; issued in: Rome; date: d1794 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 66 x 47; - description: Map shows total Portugal, printed on two sheets; - vita of the artist: Giovanni Maria Cassini (1745 - ca. 1824) Rom, was a noted geographer, engraver, and publisher in Rome. He was one of the last of the fine Italian globe makers active at the end of the 18th century. Cassini made Terrestrial and Celestial Globes in 1790 and 1792. He also published the twelve terrestrial and twelve celestial globe gores that formed these globes in his atlas "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale" along with rules for the construction of globes and globe gores.

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         Experimental Enquiry Concerning the Natural Powers of Wind and Water to Turn Mills and Other Machines Depending on a Circular Motion. And an Experimental Examination of the Quantity and Proportion of Mechanic Power Necessary to be employed in giving different degrees of Velocity to Heavy Bodies from a State of Rest. Also New Fundamental Experiments upon the Collision of Bodies. With Five Plates of Machines.

      London: Printed for I. and J. Taylor, 1794.. FIRST EDITION in book form. Octavo (24 x 15cm), pp.[2] iv; 110 [2]. With five folding copper-engraved plates at rear, and two folding tables. In recent red half calf with two raised bands, gilt titles to spine and red cloth boards. Mark to verso of title page where a label has been removed. Spotting to final plate. Spine lightly sunned; some minor handling to binding. Very good overall. The complete text of papers given at the Royal Society in 1759, 1776 and 1782, originally published in contemporary journals and here reproduced together in book form for the first time. Smeaton is considered the father of modern Civil Engineering and is noted for the construction of numerous Lighthouses, Water Mills, Bridges, Piers and Canals.

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         Einleitung zum Civil-Proceß, darinnen, wie sich der Kläger bey Anstellung und Fortsetzung der Klage, der Beklagte bey seiner rechtmäßigen Verantwortung. zu verhalten habe. angebunden ders.: Einleitung zum Concurs-Prozeß, darinnen wie sich die Gläubiger bey der Liquidation und escheinigung ihrer Forderungen, der Schuldner, oder Curator bonorum.; angebunden ders.: Einleitung zum Lehns-Prozeß, darinnen von dem ordentlichen Lehn-Richter und denen annoch heut zu Tagew an vielen Orten in Teutschland gebräuchlichen paribus curiae.zum Anhange beigefüget Der Richtsteig über das Sächsische Land und Lehn-Recht

      Halle, Verlegung des Waisenhauses., 1794, 1740; 1790. - Gestochenes Porträt-Frontispiz, Titelbaltt in rot/schwarz gedruckt, zusammen ca. 1.100 S. Erste Einleitung in den Civil Prozeß in deutscher Sprache, mit Anhängen zum Konkurs- und Lehensrecht. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1500 4° Ganzlederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und reichlicher Verzierung (etwas beschabt). 3 Bände in einem Band. 11., 9. und 7. Auflage.

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         Plutarch's Lives

      London: Printed for C. Bathurst, C. Nourse, T. Carnan [& 13 others in London],, 1794. Translated from the Original Greek: With Notes Critical and Historical, and a New Life of Plutarch. 6 volumes, duodecimo (179 x 108 mm). Contemporary full tree calf, spines gilt ruled in compartments, red and blue labels, silk page markers. Engraved frontispieces. Bookplates to front pastedowns vols. 1-3; 5-6. Covers and extremities worn, loss to joint ends, toning and foxing to text blocks, loss to headcap vol. 1, rear joint vol. 4 starting. A very good set. Plutarch's biographical works recounted the lives of notable Greek and Roman figures including Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar. The Langhorne edition of Plutarch's Lives, first published in 1770, was the first scholar's translation of Plutarch's Lives from the original Greek into English.

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         Plutarch's Lives. Translated from the Original Greek: With Notes Critical and Historical, and a New Life of Plutarch.

      London: Printed for C. Bathurst, C. Nourse, T. Carnan [& 13 others in London], 1794 - 6 volumes, duodecimo (179 x 108 mm). Contemporary full tree calf, spines gilt ruled in compartments, red and blue labels, silk page markers. Bookplates to front pastedowns vols. 1-3; 5-6. Covers and extremities worn, loss to joint ends, toning and foxing to text blocks, loss to headcap vol. 1, rear joint vol. 4 starting. A very good set. Engraved frontispieces. Plutarch's biographical works recounted the lives of notable Greek and Roman figures including Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar. The Langhorne edition of Plutarch's Lives, first published in 1770, was the first scholar's translation of Plutarch's Lives from the original Greek into English.

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         Engravings, Explaining the Anatomy of the Bones, Muscles, and Joints.

      Printed by John Paterson, Edinburgh 1794 - 4to (260 x 206 mm). [8], xxii, [2], 1-38, 38*, 38*, 39-108, 109*, [1], 109-191 [1] pp., including typographical title, additional engraved title, errata leaf, and 32 etched or engraved plates (including 4 duplicates in outline, 1 folding), and 2 engravings in text. 20th century three-quarter calf and marbled paper over original boards, spine with gilt decoration and gilt-lettered morocco label, original endpapers preserved. Some durst soiling to both title-pages and some plates, little browning of text, closed tear at top margin of leaf P4. Provenance: Blind-stamped monogram "SSTCS" to lower board. Collated complete. ---- Heirs of Hippocrates 1187; Russell, British Anatomy 60; Wellcome II, p.137. - FIRST EDITION. Encouraged by an artistic mother, John Bell had received early training in drawing. He was one of the first to apply anatomical teachings to surgery. From 1786-1799 he was Scotland's premier teacher of surgical anatomy, and his anatomical writings and illustrations were geared to the needs of the operative surgeon. Bell's atlas of the bones, muscles, and joints, illustrated mostly with his own engravings and etchings after his own paintings, represented a new, more realistic and less idealized style of anatomical illustration. Bell's illustrations are some of the most striking in the entire literature, although not to everyone's taste: "Certainly they have the immediacy of drawings made in the dissecting rooms of late Georgian Edinburgh. Some are quite gruesome and even perverted . In their context they are admirable."(Roberts & Tomlinson, p. 491). - Visit our website for additional images and information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Significant bound collection of Acts of Congress between 1794 and 1795

      1794-1795. Book: Acts Passed at the Third Congress of America, begun and held at Philadelphia [January 1794 - March 1795], Philadelphia: printed by Francis Childs: 1795, octavo, 260pp, contemporary boards, manuscript title on cover. An important collection of Acts which includes the establishment of a naval force, a system of post offices and post roads, a neutrality law, a law prohibiting any United States citizen from engaging in the slave trade, treaties with Indian tribes, including the Cherokees, Oneidas, and Six Nations, and a resolution calling for the passage of the Eleventh Amendment to the Constitution. The third Congress of the United States met from late 1793 to early 1795, thus the two sessions of the Third Congress, both of whose acts are published in this volume, took place during the first half of George Washington's second term as President. With the House of Representatives led by its Speaker, Frederick Muhlenberg, and the Senate presided over by Vice President John Adams, this was still very much a congress of Revolutionary War veterans. The first act in this volume changes the United States flag to include 15 stars and 15 stripes (the number of stripes would soon be brought back to 13). Another act authorizes the President to move Congress's venue whenever he deems it hazardous to meet at the usual locale. Yet another modifies the uniform rule of naturalization, specifying the new conditions by which "any alien, being a free white person, may be admitted to become a citizen of the United States.". Front cover and endpaper detached but present, head and foot of backstrip chipped.

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         Horatius Coclès, acte lyrique. Paroles du Citoyen Arnault. Représenté pour la première fois sur le Théâtre Nationale de l'Opéra le Decadi 30 Pluviose.

      A Paris, chez les Citoyens Cousineau, Père et Fils, s.d. (1794). - in-folio. 1f. 104pp. 1f. Demi-vélin vert à coins, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge (reliure de l'époque, menus défauts). Edition Originale de ce très rare opéra révolutionnaire composé en plein règne de la Terreur par Etienne-Nicolas Méhul (1763-1817), l'un des plus importants compositeurs Français de la Révolution, du Consulat et du Premier Empire. Méhul, qui avait déployé avec son librettiste Arnault toute la gamme des thèmes chers aux révolutionnaires, dans le but de s'attirer leurs faveurs, évoquait cet opéra en parlant d'une "musique de fer". Initialement créé en 1794, l'oeuvre fut à nouveau programmée pour 9 représentations en 1797 et le général Napoléon Bonaparte, qui venait de rentrer d'Italie, put notamment assister à la représentation du 30 décembre 1797. "During the turbulent years of the French Revolution, Méhul shrewdly selected subjects for his operas allegorically suitable to the times, but he also wrote in a melodious and forceful style that pleased those who sought artistic entertainment" (Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians) Grand admirateur de Gluck, qu'il avait rencontré dans sa jeunesse, Méhul laissa sa marque au moyen d'importants opéras comme celui-ci, ainsi que de plusieurs symphonies qui le placent parmi les inspirateurs de Wagner, Berlioz et Beethoven. Cachets anciens de la Bibliothèque du Conservatoire Impérial de Musique. Signature autographe du libraire Cousineau. Papier assez fortement bruni. Sur Méhul cf. New Grove Dictionary ("Méhul was an innovator") et Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, p.1060. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         Engravings, Explaining the Anatomy of the Bones, Muscles, and Joints.

      Edinburgh: Printed by John Paterson, 1794. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (260 x 206 mm). [8], xxii, [2], 1-38, 38*, 38*, 39-108, 109*, [1], 109-191 [1] pp., including typographical title, additional engraved title, errata leaf, and 32 etched or engraved plates (including 4 duplicates in outline, 1 folding), and 2 engravings in text. 20th century three-quarter calf and marbled paper over original boards, spine with gilt decoration and gilt-lettered morocco label, original endpapers preserved. Some durst soiling to both title-pages and some plates, little browning of text, closed tear at top margin of leaf P4. Provenance: Blind-stamped monogram "SSTCS" to lower board. Collated complete. ----Heirs of Hippocrates 1187; Russell, British Anatomy 60; Wellcome II, p.137. - FIRST EDITION. Encouraged by an artistic mother, John Bell had received early training in drawing. He was one of the first to apply anatomical teachings to surgery. From 1786-1799 he was Scotland's premier teacher of surgical anatomy, and his anatomical writings and illustrations were geared to the needs of the operative surgeon. Bell's atlas of the bones, muscles, and joints, illustrated mostly with his own engravings and etchings after his own paintings, represented a new, more realistic and less idealized style of anatomical illustration. Bell's illustrations are some of the most striking in the entire literature, although not to everyone's taste: "Certainly they have the immediacy of drawings made in the dissecting rooms of late Georgian Edinburgh. Some are quite gruesome and even perverted ... In their context they are admirable..."(Roberts & Tomlinson, p. 491). - Visit our website for additional images and information. Very Good.

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         WEBSTER'S CALENDAR: or, The Albany Almanack, for the Year of Our Lord 1795

      Printed by Charles R. and George Webster, [Albany] 1794 - Unpaginated, though 36 pages. 12mo. OCLC records three holdings: NYHS, AAS, & the Library Company.A sammelband of 12 almanacks, Tavistock Books' Inventory IDs 44639 - 44648; price is for the entire volume of 12 publications [2 not identified, lacking title leaf]. Paper age-toned, with general wearl. A Good copy. Period brown full calf binding. Joints split, with much extremity wear & front board nearly detached. Black leather owner label to front board, "S. A. Coffin." Binding: Fair to Good 1st printing thus (Drake 6033; Evans 27175). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Extracts and Original Anecdotes for the Improvement of Youth

      R. M. Jackson, Dublin 1794 - 234 pages [as in the British Library example, page 234 is missnumberd 134]. Contemporary calf with gilt ruled to spine. Upper joint split but board secure; binding is sound. 2 blank free endpapers at front and 6 to rear, as bound. "Helena Cambridge her Book, 1796" to first free front endpaper. The only other inscription in the volume is of some interest. On page 210 appear the first two and a half stanzas [10 lines] of a poem headed Complaints which a Negro might be supposed to utter, in the broken English which they speak, on board a Slave-ship. At the foot of the page is written "Inserted thro' mistake". Indeed the piece does not appear in the 1820 second edition. The complete poem of ten stanzas had appeared anonymously in The Gentleman's Magazine the year before this publication [GM 63: 749, 1793] with the title The African's Complaint on Board a Slave Ship. The uncommon first edition of Mary Leadbeater's first book. Size: 24mo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         1794 History of England Smollett & Hume Illustrated Portraits George II Mary II

      London : Printed for C. Cooke, No. 17, Paternoster-Row, and sold by all the Booksellers in Great-Britain, [1794]. - 1794 History of England Smollett & Hume Illustrated Portraits George II Mary II Known mostly for this literary works and picaresque novels, 18th-century Scottish author Tobias Smollett wrote what he regarded as his major work while in prison. This work, “A Complete History of England” was an extension or continuation of David Hume’s ‘History’ which was considered the standard for English history during his day. According to Lowndes, Smollett’s “continuation ends at 1760, all the concluding portion of the original work being suppressed.” (Lowndes 2433) This undated, late 18th-century edition features 12 engraved illustrations including portraits of important English figures such as Mary II, Queen Anne, King George II, John Churchill, Prince Eugene, George I, George Anson, Prince William Duke of Cumberland, and Charles Stuart. While experts are unsure of precise dating of this set, many of the plates are dated 1794 to give a better indication of its publication. Item number: #1979 Price: $550 SMOLLETT, Tobias The history of England : from the Revolution to the death of George the Second London : Printed for C. Cooke, No. 17, Paternoster-Row, and sold by all the Booksellers in Great-Britain, [1794]. Details: • Collation complete with all pages; 7 volumes: • Vol 1: [2], xii, [5]-340pps - 2 plates. • Vol 2: 328 - 3 plates. • Vol 3: 328 - 2 plates. • Vol 4: 326 - 3 plates. • Vol 5: 332 - 1 plate. • Vol 6: 336 • Vol 7: 340 - 1 portrait frontispiece. • References: ESTC 6007709; Lowndes 2433 • Language: English • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Size: ~6in X 4in (15cm x 10cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1979 Photos available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Ship Builder's Assistant, or Marine Architecture: (Revised and Improved) Containing I.              The Method of Extracting the Square and Cube Roots, Geometry and Mensuration; wherein all the Rules Necessary for Measuring Plank, Timber, and Finding the Tunnage of Ships, are Laid down in a very Plain and Conspicuous Manner; and Illustrated by Proper Examples. II.        Observations on the Nature and Value of Timber; with a New Method of Procuring it in the Necessary Forms for Ship Building. III.  The Method of Drawing the Plans of Ships, and Moulding their Timbers; together with all the Practical Rules Necessary to the Observed in Building the Hulls of all Sorts of Ships. To which is added, the Scantling or Mensuration of Ships Tim

      London: Mount and Davidson.   1794 - London: Mount and Davidson, 1794. 5th or 6th Edition, full leather binding. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Good. viii 152pp, 10 folding engraved plates (some tears to the page joins, some repaired/partially repaired edges to the plates - see photos), several of the plates are stained at the edges, impacting the image (see photographs). Modern full speckled calf boards in good condition, new endpapers, some spotting and browning, ownership inscription (Robert Butler, New Shoreham, Sussex) on front free endpaper, small 4to (21x17cm). Nice copy of this scarce volume. Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition – nicely decorated in blind, gilt with red title label. Joints – very good condition. Corners – very good condition. Boards – very good condition – worn with some marks, double gilt line. Page edges – good condition – some folding plates standing proud. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – very good condition. Paste downs – very good condition – marbled. End papers – very good condition – marbled. Title – very good condition – minor foxing. Pages – good condition – minor foxing, generally clean, some repairs and unrepaired tears to the folding plates, but all complete - see photos. Binding – very good condition – solid and attractive. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1794 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Antique Master Print-PORTRAIT-LUCIUS JUNIUS BRUTUS-Alix-1794

      - Antique print, untitled. It shows: a portrait of Lucius Junius Brutus. Mezzotint and roulette, pinted from four plates in colours, on wove paper. Description: Proof impression before the engraved title. State: I (2). Ref: I.F.F. nr. 50, Portalis & Beraldi 39. Artists and Engravers: Made by P. M. Alix after own design. Pierre Michel Alix (1762-1817) was active in colourprinting in Paris, as were several other printers, like Janinet. Alix specialized in portraiture, producing portraits of several different political regimes. Condition: Very good, no margins. Some surface soiling and old folds. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: R2-140 LA The overall size is ca. 11.7 x 15.8 inch. The image size is ca. 11.7 x 15.8 inch. The overall size is ca. 29.8 x 40.2 cm. The image size is ca. 29.8 x 40.2 cm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Fabre d'Eglantine à ses concitoyens à la Convention Nationale, et aux Comités de salut public et de sûreté générale. Précis apologétique.

      S.l. [Paris], s.d., (1794), - in-4, 22 pp., un f. vierge, demi-vélin, dos lisse muet, titre écrit à l'encre en long sur le demi-vélin du plat supérieur (reliure du XIXe s.). Bon exemplaire. Très rare justification devant la Convention de Fabre d'Eglantine (1750-1794), déjà exclu des Jacobins sur accusation de faux et de concussion, à l'initiative de Robespierre. Comme l'on sait, le député à la Convention que Robespierre voulait éliminer pour pouvoir mieux isoler Danton, fut accusé par Jean-Pierre-André Amar de faux en écriture publique : il aurait contre un important pot-de-vin falsifié un décret de la Convention relatif à la liquidation de l'ancienne Compagnie des Indes (27 octobre 1793), sur les actions de laquelle Fabre spéculait, en bon affairiste qu'il s'était toujours montré. En effet, publié dans le Bulletin des lois sans avoir été soumis à l'Assemblée, ce décret prévoyait que la liquidation s'effectuerait par la Compagnie elle-même, selon ses propres statuts et règlements, ce qui autorisait les actionnaires à en tirer un dernier profit. En réalité, toute l'affaire avait été téléguidée par Barère et Vadier pour éliminer la fraction modérée de l'Assemblée, généralement affairiste certes, mais surtout penchant en faveur de la conclusion de la paix et de la pacification de l'affaire vendéenne. Martin & Walter 13008. Relié avec une importante pièce manuscrite concernant cette question du faux en écritures : DELARUE (Théophile) ; DURNERIN (Eugène) : Vérification d'écriture. Paris, 1er février 1867, 4 pp. manuscrites couvertes d'une écriture moyenne et très lisible. Les deux auteurs étaient, le premier attaché à la Banque de France, le second professeur au Lycée Louis-Le-Grand, et ils étaient tous les deux employés comme experts près la Cour impériale de Paris. C'est à la demande du célèbre docteur Jean-François Robinet (1825-1899), déjà auteur d'une monographie sur la vie privée de Danton (1865), qu'ils réexaminèrent les pièces originales de l'affaire du décret de la Compagnie des Indes. Répondant par oui ou non à douze questions posées sur le texte du décret falsifié et les écritures qui y figurent, leurs conclusions aboutissent à décharger Fabre d'Eglantine de l'accusation de falsification, tout en la reportant sur son collègue Joseph Delaunay d'Angers (1752-1794), autre signataire du texte, et d'ailleurs guillotiné sous les mêmes chefs d'inculpation. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Significant bound collection of Acts of Congress between 1794 and 1795

      , 1794-1795. 1794-1795. Book: Acts Passed at the Third Congress of America, begun and held at Philadelphia [January 1794 - March 1795], Philadelphia: printed by Francis Childs: 1795, octavo, 260pp, contemporary boards, manuscript title on cover. An important collection of Acts which includes the establishment of a naval force, a system of post offices and post roads, a neutrality law, a law prohibiting any United States citizen from engaging in the slave trade, treaties with Indian tribes, including the Cherokees, Oneidas, and Six Nations, and a resolution calling for the passage of the Eleventh Amendment to the Constitution. The third Congress of the United States met from late 1793 to early 1795, thus the two sessions of the Third Congress, both of whose acts are published in this volume, took place during the first half of George Washington's second term as President. With the House of Representatives led by its Speaker, Frederick Muhlenberg, and the Senate presided over by Vice President John Adams, this was still very much a congress of Revolutionary War veterans. The first act in this volume changes the United States flag to include 15 stars and 15 stripes (the number of stripes would soon be brought back to 13). Another act authorizes the President to move Congress's venue whenever he deems it hazardous to meet at the usual locale. Yet another modifies the uniform rule of naturalization, specifying the new conditions by which "any alien, being a free white person, may be admitted to become a citizen of the United States.". Front cover and endpaper detached but present, head and foot of backstrip chipped.

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         Aristotle's Masterpiece, Compleated In Two Parts

      n.p., NP 1794 - 16mo. 132pp. Period brown leather boards. Illustrated frontispiece. The publication is an fascinating English language interpretation based on Aristotle's work in the field of reproductive medicine, by the English doctor William Salmon. The book contains two parts in one volume. The full text of the title page describes the contents of the publication in detail: "Part first contains, the secrets of generation, in all the parts thereof: treating, of the benefit of marriage, and the prejudice of unequal matches: -- signs of insufficiency in men or women: -- of the infusion of the soul: -- of the likeness of children to parents: -- of monstrous births -- the cause and cure of the monthly-courses: -- of virginity: -- directions and cautions for midwives: --o f the organs of generation in women, and the fabric of the womb: -- the use and action of the genitals: -- signs of conception, and whether a male or female; with a word of advice to both sexes, in the act of copulation. And the pictures of several monstrous births, &c. The second part being a private looking-glass for the female sex. Treating of the various maladies of the womb, and all other distempers incident to women of all ages; with proper remedies for the cure of each: The whole being more correct than any thing of this kind hitherto published."Thus the book deals with the areas of medicine known today as gynecology, obstetrics, urology and sexual health. Given the size of the book, it seems to have been meant as a handbook for physicians of the day. The front of the book contains a rhyming poetic introduction by William Salmon, with a small illustrated portrait above. The book contains a few additional woodblock illustrations and diagrams. This is a later American printing of this title, originally from 1697.Binding with significant rubbing, cracking, chipping and smudges. to the boards, including the head and tail of the spine. Starting at the interior front cover, with loosening of the front hinge of the binding. Water stains and small wormholes to the front free endpaper. Creasing and tearing to the top right corner of the first 6 pages, including the title page, with some minor loss of text. Pages throughout sunned, and with occasional sporadic small holes, smudges, tears and/or creases along the edges. Smudges to the title page of the second part of the publication. Binding in fair, interior in overall good- condition. Scarce. * William Salmon (1644-1713) was English empiric doctor and author of medical texts. Bristol, R.P. Supplement to Charles Evans' American bibliography B8574 Shipton, C.K. National index of American imprints through 1800: 46965 National Library of Medicine (U.S.). Early American medical imprints: 62-OCLC. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Legazione D'Urbino e Governo di Citt? di Castello

      Venezia 1794 - Incisione in rame, a colori d'epoca, mm 312x402. Da "Atlante novissimo". Ottimo esemplare con buoni margini. cartografia.

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         Cary's New Map of England and Wales with Part of Scotland

      J. Cary, UK 1794 - Maps followed by 88 page index. On inside front pasteown is written: This copy of Cary's Atlas was formerly in the Libarary of Sir Robert Peel, Prime Minister of England. Previous owner's book plate also on front pastedown. Bound in brown boards that have a few marks, a hint of wear to corners and a slightly sunned spine. Age tanning to page edges. Browning to early pages. Four maps have routes neatly coloured in and on one page towns added in ink in margin. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Whole Duty of Woman . . . By a Lady. Written at the Desire of a Noble Lord

      Exeter, [N.H.]: Printed and Sold by Stearns & Winslow, 1794 - Small 8vo, contemporary plain brown wrappers, stitched, 56 pages. An immensley popular courtesty book for women, both in England where it was first published in 1753 and in America, where it saw more than 15 editions in eight cities between 1761 and 1798. William Kenrick (1725?-1779) was a prolific author, journalist and playwright who was legendary for his literary quarrels. His mild-mannered Whole Duty of Woman, published early in his career, was generally out of character with his later satirical works. This copy has an appealing American provenance: on the front free endpaper is the contemporary ownership signature and marks of Clymena Emirancy Allen, of Bernardson, Massachusetts, and on the verso of the endpaper is the slightly later bookplate of her cousin, Electa Allen. In very good condition; a rare survival inm original state. Evans 27182; NCBEL II, 847 (but not noting American editions) A later American edition, but the first printed in Exeter, New Hampshire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Antique Book-SATIRE, TRAVEL-Boertige Reis door Europa-Fokke Simonsz-1794

      - Illustrated Author: Fokke Simonsz., Arend Title: Boertige Reis door Europa[Bound with:] De Vrouw is de Baas, eene geheimzinnige MagtspreukImpressum: Haarlem: Francois Bohn, 1794-1807. 1st edition.Subjects: SATIRE, TRAVEL, EUROPEDimensions ca. 12.5 x 20.5 cm. (ca. 4.9 x 8.1 inch). 8vo.Collation: [viii], 152, x, 262; [iv], vi, 204, x, 232; [iv], iv, 220, viii, 192; viii, 235, [iii], xvi, 229, [iii] pp.Illustration: With 2 folding and 28 full-page engraved plates, as well as an engraved portrait plate of the author.The seven parts of Boertige Reis constitue: 1 - Geheimzinnige toebereidselen tot eene Boertige Reis door Europa (Secret preparations for a jocular journey through Europe); 2 - De Paketboot (the freight boat); 3 - London, in een' boertigen stijl beschreven (London, described in jocular style); 4-7 Het hoekjen van den haard, of historie van Frankrijk (The corner of the hearth, or a history of France). The final volume also contains 'De Vrouw is de Baas' (Woman is boss)A nice (composite) set of the rare first edition of this satirical work, giving a lively description of a journey through Europe. The first volume has somewhat wider margins than the three uniformly bound following volumes.4 volumes, 1 volume half calf with speckled boards, five raised bands and gilt decoration to the spine, the title gilt to a title ticket, the remaining 3 volumes uniform half calf with marbled boards, gilt-lettered title and volume ticket to the spine, gilt ruling to the spine.Cover condition: Good: the head of the spine of volume 1 chipped, split to the head of the spine of volume 2, corners bumped and a little worn, boards scuffed. Inside condition: Very good: minimally foxed, and stained, volume 2 with a dampstain in the margin of pp. 53-70 (affecting the plate opp. page 70), lacks the three maps (otherwise complete).Arend Fokke Simonsz (1755-1812) was a Dutch author and literary figure. He wrote sharply critical humorous works. Although he is mainly known for these popular literary works, he ran a publishing house for a while, and was a member of numerous literary societies. The first of these was the prestigious Felix Meritis in Amsterdam. Storage location: TPC Box5 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Idées Singulières. Tome Premier. Le Pornographe, ou Idées d'un Honnête-Homme sur un Projet de Règlement pour les Prostituées, propre à prévenir les Malheurs qu'occasionne le Publicisme des Femmes: avec des Notes historiques et justificatives. A Londres, chez Jean Nourse et à La-Haie, chés Gosse junior, et Pinet, 1776. 2). (du même). Idées Singulières. Tome Second. La Mimographe, ou Idées d'une Honnête-Femme pour la Réformation du Théâtre National. A Amsterdam, chez Changuion, et à La Haie, chez Gosse et Pinet, 1770. 3). (du même). Idées singulières. Tome Troisième. Les Gynographes, ou idées de deux Honnêtes-Femmes sur un Projet de Règlement proposé à toute l'Europe, pour mettre les Femmes à leur place, et opérer le bonheur des deux sexes; a

      - 5 volumes in-8. 1). XII. 492pp. 4ff. 2). 466pp. (le faux -titre est relié par erreur entre les pages 296 et 297). 3). 2 parties. 1f. VIII. 238pp. + 1f. pp.205-475 (i.e. 477). (seconde partie du tome IV reliée par erreur à la place de la seconde partie du tome III). 4). 2 parties. 1f. 16pp. 202pp. + 1f. pp.241-567 (seconde partie du tome III reliée par erreur à la place de la seconde partie du tome IV, et interversion des cahiers I et J). 5). 590pp. 1f. Demi-veau moucheté à coins, dos lisses ornés (reliure de l'époque, petites traces de vers sur les dos sans atteinte à l'intérieur des volumes, manque de papier au plat supérieur du premier volume). Précieuse série complète des 5 volumes des fameuses "Idées Singulières" de Restif de la Bretonne, publiées sur près de 15 ans et dont la rareté est devenue proverbiale. Les œuvres de Restif, l'un des écrivains les plus originaux et les plus prolifiques du 18e siècle, peuvent être divisées en deux volets distincts: d'un côté on trouve sa production romanesque et littéraire, dont le chef d'œuvre incontestable est "Monsieur Nicolas" (1794); d'autre part ses écrits de réforme sociale et politique, parmi lesquelles la présente collection des "Idées Singulières" - aussi appelées les "Graphes" - marque le point culminant. Si certains titres de cette collection firent séparément l'objet d'une large diffusion (comme le Pornographe ou la Mimographe), les autres - le Gynographe, l'Andrographe et surtout le Thesmographe "bien plus curieux et bien plus rare que les quatre précédents" selon Lacroix - sont beaucoup plus difficiles à trouver. Tous ces textes figurent ici en première édition, à l'exception du Pornographe qui est présenté ici dans sa troisième édition, la meilleure et la plus complète. Déjà en 1784, Restif observait qu'il ne lui restait que seulement 4 collections complètes disponibles des 4 volumes de ses "Graphes" déjà parus à cette date. Cela donne une idée de la rareté des exemplaires complets des cinq volumes et reliés uniformément à l'époque, comme celui-ci. Petites traces de vers sur les dos des reliures et dans les marges de quelques feuillets, sans atteinte au texte. Taches et brunissures éparses. Assez bon exemplaire toutefois, dans une jolie reliure uniforme toujours décorative. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Aristotle's Masterpiece, Compleated In Two Parts

      NP: n.p., 1794. Hardcover. fair to g-. 16mo. 132pp. Period brown leather boards. Illustrated frontispiece. The publication is an fascinating English language interpretation based on Aristotle's work in the field of reproductive medicine, by the English doctor William Salmon. The book contains two parts in one volume. The full text of the title page describes the contents of the publication in detail: "Part first contains, the secrets of generation, in all the parts thereof: treating, of the benefit of marriage, and the prejudice of unequal matches: -- signs of insufficiency in men or women: -- of the infusion of the soul: -- of the likeness of children to parents: -- of monstrous births -- the cause and cure of the monthly-courses: -- of virginity: -- directions and cautions for midwives: --o f the organs of generation in women, and the fabric of the womb: -- the use and action of the genitals: -- signs of conception, and whether a male or female; with a word of advice to both sexes, in the act of copulation. And the pictures of several monstrous births, &c. The second part being a private looking-glass for the female sex. Treating of the various maladies of the womb, and all other distempers incident to women of all ages; with proper remedies for the cure of each: The whole being more correct than any thing of this kind hitherto published." Thus the book deals with the areas of medicine known today as gynecology, obstetrics, urology and sexual health. Given the size of the book, it seems to have been meant as a handbook for physicians of the day. The front of the book contains a rhyming poetic introduction by William Salmon, with a small illustrated portrait above. The book contains a few additional woodblock illustrations and diagrams. This is a later American printing of this title, originally from 1697. Binding with significant rubbing, cracking, chipping and smudges. to the boards, including the head and tail of the spine. Starting at the interior front cover, with loosening of the front hinge of the binding. Water stains and small wormholes to the front free endpaper. Creasing and tearing to the top right corner of the first 6 pages, including the title page, with some minor loss of text. Pages throughout sunned, and with occasional sporadic small holes, smudges, tears and/or creases along the edges. Smudges to the title page of the second part of the publication. Binding in fair, interior in overall good- condition. Scarce. * William Salmon (1644-1713) was English empiric doctor and author of medical texts. Bristol, R.P. Supplement to Charles Evans' American bibliography B8574 Shipton, C.K. National index of American imprints through 1800: 46965 National Library of Medicine (U.S.). Early American medical imprints: 62 -OCLC.

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         By-laws, constitutions, orders, and rules, for the good government of the Corporation of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East-Indies; and for the better carrying on, and managing, of the trade of the said Company.

      London Printed in the year 1794 - 8vo., 62 + (10)pp., in probably the original marbled wrappers, very minor dustiness and rubbing to the wrappers else a fine copy. The By-laws> (&c.) had been revised by the E.I. Co.'s Committee of By-laws, not least to try and stamp out the practice of illicit trade by some Company directors following Richard Twining's motion, 'That no director be allowed to carry on any trade or commerce to or from India, directly or indirectly, either as principal or agent'. The contents are divided into 14 chapters, headed severally: Accounts; Buying and Selling; By-Laws; Cash; Committees; Directors, Officers, and Servants; Elections; General Courts; Illicit Trade; Private Trade; Register of Bonds and other Instruments; Seal of the Company; Shipping; Transfers. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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         The Fall of Robespierre

      Printed by Benjamin Flower for W.H. Lunn, and J. and J. Merrill; and sold by J. March, Norwich, Cambridge 1794 - First edition. 37, [1], [2, proposal leaf] pp. 8vo. Coleridge's First Book. First edition of the author's first book. Major portions of this verse drama were in fact written by Robert Southey, though he is not mentioned on the title-page. A leaf of advertisements at the end contains proposals for printing by subscription, "Imitations from the Modern Latin Poets," a book which never appeared. Ashley I, p.193; Sterling 182; Tinker 670; Wise, Coleridge 1 Full crimson levant, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Title remounted, small repair to outer margin 37, [1], [2, proposal leaf] pp. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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         An Address to the Inhabitants of the Colonies, Established in New South Wales and Norfolk Island. By the Rev. Richard Johnson, A.B. Chaplain to the Colonies. Written in the year 1792

      the Author, London 1794 - Duodecimo in sixes; original stab holes visible in inner margins, a tall copy with excellent margins in later quarter morocco, lilac endpapers; a fine copy, preserved in quarter morocco bookform box. Extremely rare: one of the least known First Fleet books and the only one published for distribution in Australia itself. Johnson had this tract printed in London to be handed out among his convict parishioners throughout New South Wales and Norfolk Island - an audience which explains its great rarity today and the poor condition of most extant copies.No mere exhortatory tract addressed to sinners in the abstract, Johnson's Address is always and everywhere directed specifically to the conditions of society at Port Jackson and the persons who make up that society, whether convict or military. It is the very peculiarity of that orphaned society which forms the underlying theme of the tract. His difficulties with the military hierarchy are well-known and his unbending, indeed methodistical, Christianity was not well suited to the peculiar conditions of Port Jackson. His antagonism towards the officers, who in most cases strived their hardest not to give good example, is apparent when he admonishes his audience against fornication. Here, when Johnson so clearly criticizes military concubinage and Phillip's indulgence of their "wickedness", one is reminded that he was addressing all "the British and other European inhabitants"."Consider, also, what must be the consequence of that unclean and adulterous course of life, which many of you follow. Common as this wickedness is in our colony (I believe nowhere more so) do not suppose, that the frequency will take away, or in the least abate the criminality of it. Neither suppose that this sin is less odious in the sight of God if committed in Port Jackson, than in England. You may frame excuses or plead necessity, for what you do, or permit to be done; but the word of God? admits of no plea, or excuse? Thou shalt not commit adultery, is equally binding upon persons of all ranks, to whom it is known, at all times, and in all places? [a 17-line jeremiad follows]? But I need not enlarge upon this subject [!], I have told you my thoughts of it again and again with faithfulness. It seems the plainness of my language has hurt the delicate feelings of some; and the faithfulness I have used has excited the censure and ill-will of others?" (pp. 57-9)The last is an unfair dig at Phillip, who did his best to encourage morality in the peculiar circumstances created by the imbalance between the sexes. Johnson, too, did his best and his generosity and true compassion for his ordinary parishioners - the convicts and the marine privates - was as significant an element in the character of early Australian society and its development as was Phillip's courageous egalitarianism.An uncommonly clean and unusually tall copy of a very rare book. Provenance: Private collection (Sydney). Some very light soiling in places consistent with age; a very attractive copy.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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         The History, Civil and Commercial, of The British Colopnies inthe West Indies: in Two Volumes ( together with ) Volume 3 ( issued later ) Historical Survey of Saint Domingo.

      Printed for John Stockdale., London. 1794 - Vol 1. liv + 494 pp + frontis + 2 plates + 2 foldg maps ( 1 incomplete ) + 7 maps ( as called for ). Vol 2. 520 pp + errata page + frontis and 3 plates ( as called for ). Vol 3. xviii + 443 pp + 3 plates + 1 foldg map + 1 map. Lacks portrait frontis ( photocopy loosely inserted ). POS on first blank. Bookplate of ' Amicable Society, Lancaster' on paste down feps. New calf spines on original marbled boards. Scattered foxing. Good hardback set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Experimental Enquiry Concerning the Natural Powers of Wind and Water to Turn Mills and Other Machines Depending on a Circular Motion. And an Experimental Examination of the Quantity and Proportion of Mechanic Power Necessary to be employed in giving different degrees of Velocity to Heavy Bodies from a State of Rest. Also New Fundamental Experiments upon the Collision of Bodies. With Five Plates of Machines.

      London: Printed for I. and J. Taylor, 1794. FIRST EDITION in book form. Octavo (24 x 15cm), pp.[2] iv; 110 [2]. With five folding copper-engraved plates at rear, and two folding tables. In recent red half calf with two raised bands, gilt titles to spine and red cloth boards.Mark to verso of title page where a label has been removed. Spotting to final plate. Spine lightly sunned; some minor handling to binding. Very good overall. The complete text of papers given at the Royal Society in 1759, 1776 and 1782, originally published in contemporary journals and here reproduced together in book form for the first time. Smeaton is considered the father of modern Civil Engineering and is noted for the construction of numerous Lighthouses, Water Mills, Bridges, Piers and Canals.

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        A DEFENCE OF THE CONSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AGAINST THE ATTACK OF M. TURGOT IN HIS LETTER TO DR. PRICE, Dated the Twenty-Second Day of March, 1778. A New Edition

      Printed for John Stockdale, London 1794 - Three octavo volumes; portrait frontispiece, [2], 8, xxxii, [3]-392; [2], 451, [1]; [2], 528, [36] pp. Contemporary calf, with gilt decoration, and gilt-lettered leather spine labels. Boards somewhat rubbed, particularly at corners and spine ends; hinges starting; interior clean, with a few dog-ears. Still a very good set, rare in the original binding. Howes A60aa. Sabin 235. BEAL 2735. Shelved in Case #1. Dupont. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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