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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

      London: Printed for John Stockdale, 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.

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        Voyages du Professeur Pallas, dans Plujsieurs Provinces de l'Empire de Russie, et dans l'Asie Septentrionale;

      1794 - Translated from the German by M. Gauthier de la Peyronie. 2nd French edition after the German edition of 1771-1776. Published in the Year II of the Republic (1794). 8 volumes 8vo plus folio Atlas volume. xl,422 - & (iii),490 - & iii,492 - & - iii,5-443 - & - (iv),499 - & - (iv),5-455 - & - (iv),5-448 - & - (iv),viii,463pp. Plus atlas volume, complete, comprising 15 maps (most folding), including large general map and 122 plates on 93 sheets (many extending. These volumes are in full later mottled paper boards. Some (defunct) worming has affected the inners margins (predominantly) of most of the 8vo volumes, generally only to a slight degree. The atlas volume is affected only slightly and this to the first and last leaves. Maradan. Paris [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [PRINTED LEGAL FORM, PARTIALLY COMPLETED IN MANUSCRIPT, FOR USE IN COURT CASES CONDUCTED IN TERRITORIAL TENNESSEE]

      [Knoxville: George Roulstone, 1794. Broadside, 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. Previously folded. Some separation and staining along old folds, slightly affecting text. Slight chipping at edges. A good example. Untrimmed. Summons form for "the Territory South of Ohio," partially completed in manuscript, and docketed and signed on the blank verso, "Come to hand 30 October 1794.... O. Williams." Printing began in Tennessee when George Roulstone established his press and began printing his newspaper in Knoxville in November 1791. The earliest dateable book was issued in 1794. The earliest datable form such as this, and thus the earliest datable Tennessee imprint, was in the Thomas W. Streeter collection, dated January, 1793. This is an interesting printed form from Roulstone's press, and one of the earliest possible Tennessee imprints to acquire.

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        Drop-head title:] To Mr. Blore, on his elaborate History of Winfield ?

      [Derby?, 1794]. - ESTC locates 2 copies only: BL and Bodley. Congratulatory verse addressed to Thomas Blore (1764-1818), whose History of the Manor, and Manor-House, of South Winfield, in Derbyshire was published in 1793; the poem also appeared among the preliminary leaves in some copies of Blore's book (ESTC). 'BLORE, like another Merlin, I descry! ? Into each deep Recess, intent he prys- / And, from each Stone he tears the braided Moss; / True Images of special Note he spies- / And throws o'er Ambiguity a Gloss ?'Leacroft was from Wirksworth, Derbyshire. This is his only appearance in print. 4to (275 × 222 mm), pp. iii, [1]; a few spots to the first page; unbound, as issued. [Not in Jackson; not in Johnson.]

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        Some Information Respecting America, Collected by Thomas Cooper, Late of Manchester (including Benjamin Franklin's "Information To Those Who Would Remove to America"

      Dublin: William Porter, 1794. Hardcover. near fine. Original paper covered boards, respined in 19th or earlier 20th century brown half cloth with spine lettered in gilt. 240 pp. Edges uncut. Large folding map tipped in at front "A Map of the Middle States of America Drawn from the latest and best authorities by Thos. Conder". Map shows New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia as well as Kentucky (a very early Kentucky map, just two years after statehood), "Western Territories" as far north as the Great Lakes. The second edition, the first being London in the same year. Howes C-760, Sabin 16615. A tight, internally fine and clean example, original paper-covered boards soiled but cloth spine and gilt lettering clean and bright. Map is clean and free from foxing. Cooper, an Englishman, came to the United States in 1793, returning permanently in 1795 with his family. He authored this work as five "Letters from America to a Friend in England" in response to the numerous inquiries he received about the attractions of emigrating to America, He was obviously favorably disposed toward living in the former colonies, though not without some caustic observations: "The climate of New Jersey (were there no other objections), is unpleasant to Europeans..." He preferred Pennsylvania to New York and included in the first letter a section on Kentucky, the then-newest state in the Union. With tables on currency conversion as well as extinsive tables on prices of goods in both America and England. The U.S. Constitution is reprinted in full as is the preliminary Bill of Rights (from 1789 and containing 12 articles, only 10 of which were ratified) The concluding portion of the book reprints "Information To Those Who Would Remove To America, Written Some Time Since by Dr. Benjamin Franklin".

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        Antique Print-BARN-FARM-HORSE-PITCHFORK-YOKE-DOG-Ward-Reynolds-1794

      - Original antique print, titled: 'Rustic Conversation'. It shows: a horse farmer leaning on a pitchfork, talking to leaning through a window. In the farmer's stable are two feeding horses, one of which saddled for plough work, as well as a large dog. Original handcoloured mezzotint on a vellin paper type. Description: Master print published by T. Philipe in 1794. Our definition of master print is: a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters.Artists and Engravers: Engraved by S.W. Reynolds after James Ward. Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835) was a mezzotint engraver, landscape painter and gardener. He was popular engraver in both England and France, and the National Portrait Gallery in London alone holds over 400 of his works. James Ward (1769-1859), R.A., was a painter, particularly of animals, and an engraver. He was the younger brother of William Ward, engraver. Condition: Good, given age. Bottom third of the margins and image dampstained, not very noticeable. Several closed pinholes. Margins weak around the platemark. Rear: edges reinforced with paper tape, remains of attachment to carrier/framing.General age-related light toning and/or staining from handling. Please study scan carefully Storage location: DP-P2-04 The overall size is ca. 26.2 x 20.7 inch. The image size is ca. 23.8 x 18.7 inch. The overall size is ca. 66.5 x 52.5 cm. The image size is ca. 60.5 x 47.5 cm.

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        LA BIBLIA VULGATA LATINA TRADUCIDA EN ESPAÑOL Y ANOTADA CONFORME AL SENTIDO DE LOS SANTOS PADRES Y EXPOSITORES CATÓLICOS, POR EL P. PHELIPE SCIO DE S. MIGUEL DE LAS ESCUELAS PIAS. DEDICADA AL PRINCIPE DE ASTURIAS. SEGUNDA EDICIÓN.

      Benito Cano, Madrid 1794 - Materia: Biblia. Religión católica. Imprenta de Benito Cano. Publicación: Madrid, Imprenta de Don Benito Cano, 1794 - 1797. Descripción física: Octavo (19,5 cm.) 18 volúmenes. 3 grabados y un mapa plegado. Encuadernación plena piel (pasta española) de época. Tejuelo rojo en el lomo y dorados. Conservación: Perfecto estado de conservación, papel muy limpio. Falto del tomo III del nuevo testamento. RS2 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AUTHENTIC COPIES OF THE CORRESPONDENCE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, ESQ. SECRETARY OF STATE TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND GEORGE HAMMOND, ESQ. MINISTER PLENIPOTENTIARY OF GREAT-BRITAIN, ON THE NON-EXECUTION OF EXISTING TREATIES, THE DELIVERING THE FRONTIER POSTS, AND ON THE PROPRIETY OF A COMMERCIAL INTERCOURSE BETWEEN GREAT-BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES. PART II.

      London. 1794. - [2],89,[4],[2],11,59pp. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled paper boards, gilt morocco label. Extremities worn. Bookplate removed from front pastedown, small ink stamp on titlepage, minor toning and old faint stain on titlepage. Overall very good. A rare and important collection of political correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and British Ambassador George Hammond. The first part includes transcriptions of letters back and forth between Jefferson and Hammond, and some other correspondence, including a few letters from Guy Carleton and others to George Washington. Of particular interest are two letters, the first from Hammond to Jefferson, covering over sixteen pages of printed text, and the second from Jefferson, totaling an astounding fifty pages of printed text, in which Hammond enumerates the treaty infractions of the American government, with Jefferson providing a categorical refutation of each of Hammond's grievances. Jefferson makes the extra effort of summarizing in the final six pages of his letter the assertions he made in the previous forty-four pages. Part II is largely composed of correspondence from a large array of notable early American figures to British figures, including Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, George Clinton, Samuel Huntington, Friedrich von Steuben, and more. During the time this work was printed, Hamilton and Jay were busy negotiating a treaty with Great Britain, which they would consummate in November 1794. This treaty would become known as the Jay Treaty, named after the chief negotiator of the document. Jefferson was very unhappy with this particular agreement, as he felt it greatly favored Great Britain's interests over those of France. Despite Jefferson's misgivings about the Jay Treaty, the agreement helped maintain the peace through the last decade of the 18th century and into the next century at a hostile time in European politics. Sabin quotes the MONTHLY REVIEW's appraisal of the present work: "These papers comprehend everything necessary to afford complete information with respect to the grounds of the disputes which arose between Great Britain and the United States." SABIN 35881. ESTC T78624.

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        PINDARIANA; or PETER'S PORTFOLIO. Containing Tale, Fable, Translation, Ode, Elegy, Epigram, Song, Pastoral, Letters. With Extracts from Tragedy, Comedy, Opera, &c. By Peter Pindar, Esq.

      Very Good. London: Printed by P. Spilsbury and Son, for J. Walker, Paternoster-Row; J. Bell; J. Ladley, Mount-Street, Berkeley-Square; and Mr. Jeffrey, Pall-Mall. M.DCC.XCIV. [1794] Quarter vellum on marbled boards, now scuffed. Quarto, 242 pages, 28 cm. First edition. An early twentieth century owner wrote an interesting entry on the front fly-leaf about the various available editions and the booksellers who had them, i.e., Tregaskis, Dobell, Heffer. A second note explains this owners donations of his various collected works of Pindar to Princeton Universitys Library and to his friend S. H. Monk. The black vernacular of AZID, or the Song of the Captive Negro gives the reader an idea of John Wolcots skills: Poor Mora eye be wet wid tear,/And heart like lead sink down wid woe;/ She seem her mournful friends to hear,/ And see der eye like fountain flow./ No more she give me song so gay,/ But sigh, Adieu, der Domahay. This very good copy was purchased from Heffer in Cambridge, Cat. 222, No. 2377

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        The Poetical Works of John Milton : With a Life of the Author by William Hayley. In three volumes

      London: John and Josiah Boydell, and George Nicol 1794 / 1795 / 1797. In three volumes complete. cxxxiii, (iii), 213; 286; 300 pp. Contemporary black straight-grained morocco with decorative gilt borders to front & rear boards. There are old repairs to the original spines, which have been laid down, gilt lettering. All edges gilt. New endpapers, repairs to some spine joints & minor marks to boards. Scattered foxing, also affecting some plates. With four portraits and 28 further plates, as called for. . Very Good. Full Straight-grained Morocco. 1794. Folio.

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        La Gerusalemme Liberata di Torquato Tasso. Tomo I [-II]

      Parma, Nel Regal Palazzo co' tipi Bodoniani, 1794. A magnificent production of the Bodoni press, offering a new text based on the editions printed in 1581 and 1584, and on some autograph notes by Tasso collected by the editor, Pier Antonio Serassi (1721-1791). The work is dedicated by the printer (in versi sciolti, composed on his behalf by Count Carlo Gastone della Torre di Rezzonico) to Carlos IV, King of Spain, who in 1793 had bestowed upon Bodoni an annual pension of 6000 Reali and the title "Typographer to His Majesty". Four editions were printed, in foglio grande (in two volumes, with three cantos printed on each page), in foglio mezzano (in three volumes, with two cantos printed per page), in foglio piccolo (in two volumes), and in quarto (in two volumes). According to the earliest bibliographers of the Bodoni press, Francesco Fusi and Giuseppe De Lama, the edition in foglio grande appeared first, limited to just 130 copies.Tasso, Torquato Sorrento 1544 - 1595 Rome La Gerusalemme Liberata di Torquato Tasso . Tomo I [-II]. Parma, 'Nel Regal Palazzo co' tipi Bodoniani', 1794 Two volumes, folio (428 × 285 mm), i: (175) ff. signed π2 (title-page; All'Augustissimo Cattolico Monarca delle Spagne Carlo iv di Borbone, subscribed by Bodoni) *4 (verses, Sacra Real Maestà) 2π2 (Giambatista Bodoni al Lettore) 3π1 (sub-title, La Gerusalemme Liberata) 1-414 422 (Cantos i-x) and paginated (18) 1-331 (1). ii: (170) ff. signed π1 (volume title-page) 1-414 426 (-blank 42 6 , cancelled; Cantos xi-xx) and paginated (2) 1-337 (1). paper laid paper, watermark pb Uniformly bound in contemporary Russia leather, covers framed and panelled in blind and gilt, with gilt dentelles; marbled page edges; blue silk page markers (engraved ticket on green paper pasted in upper corner of front free-endleaf in each volume: Verfertigt bei Ph. Selenka in Wiesbade n) A magnificent production of the Bodoni press, offering a new text based on the editions printed in 1581 and 1584, and on some autograph notes by Tasso collected by the editor, Pier Antonio Serassi (1721-1791). 1 The work is dedicated by the printer (in versi sciolti, composed on his behalf by Count Carlo Gastone della Torre di Rezzonico) to Carlos iv, King of Spain, who in 1793 had bestowed upon Bodoni an annual pension of 6000 Reali and the title 'Typographer to His Majesty'. [img-2770-left-large_default] Bodoni's Tasso, 'in foglio grande, carta reale fina' (page height 428 mm) Sometime in the early 1790s, Bodoni conceived the idea of printing by subscription uni­form editions of the four Italian poets Tasso, Dante, Petrarch and Ariosto. He detailed his plans in a prospectus circulated in 1793 (printed in English and Italian): 'Two Editions of each [author's work] will come out at the same time... Of the First in grand Folio, on a superfine, chosen paper and polish'd, there will be only fifty copies struck off... Of the same Edition in common Folio, on fine royal paper and polish'd, one hundred & fifty Copies will be printed... Of the second Edition in grand Quarto, on superfine chosen paper and polish'd, there will be 100 Copies... And of this Edition in common Quarto, on fine royal paper, polish'd, there will be two hundred Copies... And each Copy, if the subscriber chuses [sic] shall have a page of frontis­piece with his name, surname and additions, which will be a lasting proof of the original propriety of the Book'. 2 The first text to be printed was the Gerusalemme liberata. On 22 July 1794, Bodoni informed a correspondent that the work was well-underway ('ho quattro torchi occupati attualmente nella stampa della Gerusalemme liberata') and that it would appear in Septem­ber 'in cinque diverse forme, tutte eleganti e nitidissime'. 3 In fact, four (not five) editions were produced, and the quantities printed were not as specified in the 1793 prospectus. [img-2771-left-large_default] Bound by Philipp Selenka (1803-1850) of Wiesbaden (bindings 438 × 310 mm) The earliest bibliographers of the Bodoni press, Francesco Fusi 4 and Giuseppe De Lama, 5 writing in 1814 and 1816 respectively, maintain that the four editions were printed in this order: (1) in two volumes, with three cantos printed on each page, foglio grande (page height 470 mm, or smaller), 6 on laid paper with pb watermark (carta reale fina, detta di Napoli), 130 copies printed (100 copies reserved for subscribers or so-called 'Associati', and 30 for sale to others); (2) in three volumes, with two cantos printed per page, foglio mezzano (page height 450 mm, or smaller), 7 on wove paper (velina), 100 copies printed; 8 (3) in two volumes, foglio piccolo (page height circa 390 mm), 9 on wove paper (di Londra); (4) in two volumes, quarto (page height circa 300 mm), on laid paper (reale fina detta di Napoli). Fusi and De Lama were followed by other bibliographers, 10 with the consequence that nine­teenth-century collectors generally paid higher prices for copies of the two-volume folio edition than for the three-volume folio edition. 11 Although no information appears to have come to light contradicting their claim for priority of the two-volume edition, modern bibliographers and collectors have tended to prefer the three-volume edition. 12 Since very few copies with printed leaves identifying the recipient are known, and copies without those preliminary leaves are comparatively abundant, it appears that Bodoni was unsuccessful in attracting subscribers, and the edition of 130 copies sold slowly. Copies known to the writer include the following: ● no. 7: 'Sua Altezza Reale l'Arciduca Ferdinando iii. Granduca di Toscana' 13 ● no. 40: Magliabechi (Florence) 14 ● no. 91: 'Il Chiarissimo Signore Giuseppe Serassi celebre fabbricatore d'organi in Bergamo' 15 ● Milan, Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense, Bod. 770-771 16 ● Parma, Biblioteca Palatina / Museo Bodoniano, Coll. Bod. 141/1-2 ● Rome, Biblioteca Angelica, Bod. 257-258 17 ● Saluzzo, Biblioteca Civica, xxxvii c36 1-2 18 ● Uppsala, University Library (Erik Kempe Collection), Sign. Bodoni 563 19 Bodoni's ambitious project to print luxurious editions of the Italian poets was ultimately a commercial disappointment: the next work to appear in the series, Dante's Divina comedia, was published in 1795-1796, also in four editions (Brooks nos. 588, 653-654; Giani p.53); Petrarch's Rime, published in 1799, appeared however in two editions only (Brooks nos. 733-734; Giani p.61); and Ariosto never proceeded to press. Our copy contains the engraved ticket of the bookbinder Philipp Selenka (1803-1850) of Wiesbaden, brother of Johann Jacob Selenka (1801-1871), Hofbuchbinder in Braunschweig. 20 references Giuseppe De Lama, Vita del Cavaliere Giambattista Bodoni (Parma 1816), ii, pp.100-101; Bartolommeo Gamba, Serie dei testi di lingua e di altre opere importanti nella italiana lettera­tura scritte dal secolo xiv al xix (fourth edition, Venice 1839), p.286 no. 949; Richard Hadl, Druck­werke des Giambattista Bodoni und der Parmenser Staatsdruckerei gesammelt von R. Hadl (Leipzig 1926), p.33; Hugh Cecil Brooks, Compendiosa bibliografia di edizioni bodoniane (Florence 1927), no. 563 ('fra i capolavori di Bodoni'); Giampiero Giani, Catalogo delle autentiche edizioni bodoniane (Milan 1948), pp.51-52 no. 62 1. For Serassi's emendations, see La Gerusalemme liberata: ridotta a miglior lezione; aggiuntovi il confronto delle varianti tratto dalle più celebri edizioni [by Michele Colombo] (Florence 1824), i, pp.327-334; ii, pp.335-340, 436-438. The editor's manuscript is lost; see Daniele Rota, 'Vita e opere di Pier Antonio Serassi attraverso il suo carteggio inedito presso la Civica Biblioteca di Bergamo' in La cultura fra Sei e Settecento: primi risultati di una indagine, edited by Elena Sala Di Felice and Laura Sannia Nowé (Modena 1994), pp.263-264: 'Attorno alla provenienza del manoscritto di quest' opera, esistono tuttora incertezze e perplessità non facilmente risolvibili'. 2. A copy of the sixteen-page prospectus (without title-page, drop-heading A Bibliofili) is in the British Library, shelfmark 111g.65(2). Subscriptions were to be directed to Giacomo Blanchon, a bookseller in Parma. 3. Letter to an unknown correspondent, published by Luigi Servolini, 'Bodoniana: venticinque lettere inedite del Maestro della Tipografia Moderna' in Gutenberg-Jahrbuch 1960, p.294 (Lettera ix). 4. Francesco Fusi, Bibliografia od Elenco ragionato delle opere contenute nella collezione de'Classici italiani (Milan 1814), p.180: 'la prima, in foglio reale, in volumi 2...; la seconda, in foglio mezzano e in carta velina, in volumi 3; la terza, in foglio piccolo e in carattere diverso dalla prima, in carta fina e in volumi 2; la quarta, in quarto reale, in volumi 2'. 5. De Lama, op. cit., ii, pp.100-101. Although De Lama describes the three-volume edition before the two-volume edition, he avers that the latter appeared first ('che fece prima dell'altra'). 6. ● 470 mm: La Collezione bodoniana della Biblioteca Civica di Saluzzo, edited by Giancarla Bertero (Collegno [Turin] 1995), p.144 no. 73 ● 460 × 305 mm: London, British Library, 831.l.16, the copy of Jean-Andoche Junot (1771-1813), with preliminary printed leaf 'De la Bibliothèque | du Colonel Général des Hussards | Junot | Grand-Officier de l'Empire, | I.er Aide-de-Camp de l'Empereur | Napoleon I.er | ... 1806' inserted at the front of both volumes. The copy is uncut on paper watermarked pb. 7. ● 450 mm: La Collezione bodoniana della Biblioteca Civica di Saluzzo, op. cit., p.144 no. 72 ● 450 × 285 mm: Parma, Biblioteca Palatina, Coll. Bod. 142/2; Giambattista Bodoni nell'Europa neoclassica, catalogue of an exhibition held at Biblioteca Palatina, Parma, September-October 1990, edited by Corrado Mingardi and Leonardo Farinelli (Parma 1990), p.132 no. 8 ● 445 × 285 mm: copy offered by Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco (Turin), 'Convivio Settembre 2009', item 70 (€7500) ● 438 × 270 mm: copy bound (after 1806) for Eugène de Beauharnais and his wife, Augusta-Amalia of Bavaria, sold by Sotheby's, Milan, 17 December 2003, lot 244 (€9600), 'La prima carta di ciascun volume, di solito bianca, reca a stampa la seguente dicitura: "Quest'edizione appartiene alla biblioteca particolare di S.A.I. Eugenio Napoleone di Francia Vice-Re d'Italia Arci-Cancelliere di Stato dell'Impero Francese Principe di Venezia ecc. ecc. ecc"' ● 420 × 460 mm: London, British Library, 75.i.7. 8. In a letter to Antoine Augustin Renouard, Bodoni wrote 'Della Gerusalemme del Tasso io ne ho fatta una edizione in tre volumi in carta velina a due ottave per pagina; e se ne sono tirate cento copie esat­tamente; e voi potreste a questa applicarci i vostri rami' (letter cited by Giani, op. cit., p.52). 9. ● 390 mm: La Collezione bodoniana della Biblioteca Civica di Saluzzo, op. cit., p.144 no. 74 ● 364 × 238 mm: copy sold by Swann Auction Galleries, 2009, lot 389. 10. Giuseppe Maria Mira, Manuale teorico-practico di Bibliografia (Palermo 1861-1863), i, pp.389-390: 'Questa edizione fu eseguita in tre qualità di carta, cioè in vol. 2. in foglio piccolo in carta fina, in vol. 3. in foglio in carta mezza velina, ed in vol. 2. in foglio mass. in gran carta reale. Quest'ultima è la migliore'. Ulisse Guidi, Annali delle edizioni e delle versioni della Gerusalemme Liberata (Bologna 1868), p.52, likewise assigns priority to the two-volume edition in folio. 11. Jacques-Charles Brunet, Manuel de libraire et de l'amateur de livres (Paris 1814), iii, p.298: '2 vol. gr in-fol' valued 220 fr., '3 vol. in-fol.' valued 170 fr., '2 vol. gr. in-4' valued 60 fr. Gabriel Peignot, Manuel du bibliophile: ou Traité du choix des livres (Dijon 1823), pp.265-266, provides similar valua­tions. 12. See Giani, op. cit., p.52, valuing the three-volume edition 100 Lire and the two-volume edition 60 Lire, and discriminating between copies of the latter issued to subscribers and 'lo stesso senza la carta che porta il nome dell' associato e la giustificazione della tiratura'. 13. Weiss und Co. Antiquariat (Munich), Giambattista Bodoni: Opera typographica, mdcclxix-mdcccxxxix (Munich [1926]), p.53 no. 216. 14. Catalogue des livres rares, précieux, et très-bien conditionnés, provenant du cabinet de M. F[irmin]. D[idot] (Paris 1808), p.78 lot 792: 'L'on trouve sur un feuillet imprimé en tête du premier volume qu'il n'a été tiré que 130 exemplaires de cette édition; celui-ci porte le n° 40, avec le nom de la biblioth. de Magliabechi de Florence'. 15. La Raccolta Tassiana della Biblioteca Civica "A. Mai" di Bergamo (Bergamo 1960), p.92 no. 310. 16. Mostra antologica di G.B. Bodoni, catalogue of an exhibition held at Biblioteca Braidense, 18-31 January 1973, edited by Sergio Samek Ludovici (Milan 1972), pp.51-52 no. 52 (note). 17. La collezione Bodoniana: catalogo, compiled by Annamaria Palaia and Loana Moscatelli (Roma 1987), p.61 no. 203: 'L'esemplare angelicano è privo della carta con il nome dell' "associato" e la giustificazione della tiratura'. 18. La Collezione bodoniana della Biblioteca Civica di Saluzzo, op. cit., p.144 no. 73. 19. Gösta Johnsen, 'The Uppsala Bodoni collection: Concordance and checklist of Bodoni prints in Uppsala University Library' in Giambattista Bodonis liv & verk: en utställning i Uppsala universitetsbibliotek 1 februari-30 maj 1991 (Uppsala 1991), p.63. 20. Two bindings by Philipp Selenka in the Fürstlich Waldecksche Hofbibliothek, Arolsen, are descri­bed by Rudolf-Alexander Schütte and Konrad Wiedemann, Einbandkunst vom frühmittelalter bis Jugendstil aus den Bibliotheken in Kassel und Arolsen, Universitätsbibliothek Kassel (Kassel 2002), p.54 no. 68 and Abb. 51 (on R.W. Plumer, Tremaine, or the man of refinement, London 1835) and no. 70 (on Eduard und Kunigunde, Frankfurt am Main: Frebs, c. 1840). He was a specialist 'Portefeuillear­beiter'; see Hektor Rössler, Ausführlicher Bericht über die von dem Gewerbverein für das Großher­zogthum Hessen im Jahre 1842 veranstaltete Allgemeine deutsche Industrie-Ausstellung zu Mainz (Darmstadt 1843), p.240.

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        La Gerusalemme Liberata di Torquato Tasso [Jerusalem Delivered].

      Parma: Nel Regal Palazzo, Co' Tipi Bodoniani, 1794 and 1807.(). Demy 4to., measuring 220 x 286 mm. 2 vols. Vol. 1 is the second printing of 1807, (virtually identical to first edition of 1794) Vol. 2 is the first edition thus, published in 1794. Printed by Bodoni. There was also an imperial quarto edition which is often erroneously catalogued as a folio. Text in Italian. Both volumes were contemporaneously bound in identical half-leather with marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Both bear book plates on f.e.p. for John Walbanke Childers. Following title page in Vol. 1 is a dedication page which bears the text, "All' augustissimo cattolico monarca delle Spagne Carlo IV di Borbone imperadore delle Indie, ec.; Giambatista Bodoni suo tipographo di camera." Both volumes are in good condition, with rubbed covers and edges, spines are missing pieces of leather exposing various layers underneath, binding tight and sturdy, interior clean with some light foxing throughout. First Published in 1581, Tasso's (1544-95) verse epic on the 11th-century First Crusade and the love of Tancred and Clorinda is one the masterpieces of Italian literature.

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        Medical Inquiries and Observations

      Thomas Dobson, Philadelphia 1794 - Second American Edition. Octavo. Four Volumes (I, II, IV, V). Leather with gilt bands and lettering to spine. A complete guide. Cornerstone of medical literature. Author was a famous Quaker doctor. Good. Rubbing to covers and spine. Cracking and sunning to spine exterior. Some stray marks. Sunning to edges. Binding tight. Some foxing. Aging as expected. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antique Print-BOHEMIA-SILESIA-MORAVIA-LUSATIA-Jefferys-1794

      - Antique print, titled: 'The Kingdom of Bohemia with the Duchy of Silesia and the Marquisates of Moravia and Lusatia.' - Map of The Kingdom of Bohemia, with Silesia, Moravia and Lusatia. Originally hand colored copperplate engraving on (verge type) hand laid paper. Description: A new universal atlas, exhibiting all the empires, kingdoms, states, republics, &c. &c. in the whole World; being a complete collection of the most approved maps extant; corrected with the greatest care, and augmented from the last edition of D'Anville and Robert (de Vaugondy) with many improvements by Major James Rennel, and other eminent geographers, including all the tracks and new discoveries of the British circumnavigators, Biron, Wallis, Carteret, Captain James Cook, Vancouver, Perouse, &c. &c. 6th Ed. . London, R. Laurie & J. Whittle, 1804. Map dated 1794.Artists and Engravers: Cartographer: 'Thomas Jefferys'. Thomas Jefferys (c.1719 - 1771), "Geographer to King George III", was an English cartographer who was the leading map supplier of his day. He engraved and printed maps for government and other official bodies and produced a wide range of commercial maps and atlases, especially of North America. Publisher: Laurie & Whittle and Thomas Kitchin. Robert Laurie (c. 1755–1836) was an Anglo-Scottish mezzotint engraver and publisher. He signed his name as Lowery, Lowry, Lowrie, Lawrey, Lawrie, or Laurie. James Whittle, English publisher. Condition: Good, given age. Original middle fold, as issued. Paper separation in lower and top middle fold margin, backed. 2 Small tears in top paper edges, not effecting image. Contemporary hand coloring. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: BG-B1-16 The overall size is ca. 27.4 x 21.4 inch. The image size is ca. 22 x 18.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 69.5 x 54.3 cm. The image size is ca. 56 x 48 cm. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A new map of the island and kingdom of Corsica.

      1794. Incisione in rame, colore d'epoca ai confini, 650x497. Buon esemplare con leggerissima traccia d'umido all'estremità della piega centrale.

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        Antique Master Print-ALLEGORY ON DUTCH HISTORY-NETHERLANDS-Visser-1794

      - Antique print, titled: 'Tempel voor Nederland', (Temple for the Netherlands.) With 'Verklaaring van den Tempel voor Nederland.' (engr. descriptive text w. emblematic pict. border, 22,5x30 cm.; engraved by Anna Corn. Brouwer). Allegorical print for freedom of religion in Holland, from a Patriottic perspective (anti-orange). In the middle the virgin of Holland surrounded by Hermes, Moses, Lady Justice and a lady holding a cross and bible. The temple gate is surrounded by medallions of politicians. Emblems on both sides with important historic events. On the forground left and right 2 Batavians with a lion, keeshond and a stork symbolizing good luck. In the lower middle women and cupid / children like figures offering insense and food including honey from a beehive. The ancre symbolizes hope. Proefdruk (Proof print). Very rare. Engraving on a verge type hand laid paper. Made by J.G. Visser after own design. Jan Gerritsz. Visser (Amsterdam; 1755-1821) was a Dutch draftsman, etcher and engraver. Condition: Good, given age. Left top corner margin with paper loss, remargined. Several tears in margin, tear in left margin and into print, two little holes in middle and one in top of the print. All tears and holes are remargined using contemporary paper backed with acid free archival tape. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 26.7 x 20.3 inch. The image size is ca. 25.4 x 19.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 67.8 x 51.5 cm. The image size is ca. 64.4 x 49.3 cm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        PINDARIANA; or PETERÂ’S PORTFOLIO. Containing Tale, Fable, Translation, Ode, Elegy, Epigram, Song, Pastoral, Letters. With Extracts from Tragedy, Comedy, Opera, &c. By Peter Pindar, Esq.

      Very Good. London: Printed by P. Spilsbury and Son, for J. Walker, Paternoster-Row; J. Bell; J. Ladley, Mount-Street, Berkeley-Square; and Mr. Jeffrey, Pall-Mall. M.DCC.XCIV. [1794] Quarter vellum on marbled boards, now scuffed. Quarto, 242 pages, 28 cm. First edition. An early twentieth century owner wrote an interesting entry on the front fly-leaf about the various available editions and the booksellers who had them, i.e., Tregaskis, Dobell, Heffer. A second note explains this owners donations of his various collected works of Pindar to Princeton Universitys Library and to his friend S. H. Monk. The black vernacular of AZID, or the Song of the Captive Negro gives the reader an idea of John Wolcots skills: Poor Mora eye be wet wid tear,/And heart like lead sink down wid woe;/ She seem her mournful friends to hear,/ And see der eye like fountain flow./ No more she give me song so gay,/ But sigh, Adieu, der Domahay. This very good copy was purchased from Heffer in Cambridge, Cat. 222, No. 2377

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        Antique Print-LIBRARY-FELIX MERITIS-Kuyper & Barbiers-Vinkeles-van der Meer-1794

      - Antique print, titled: 'Gehoor zaal [.].' - View of the lecture room at Felix Meritis in Amsterdam. Etching on laid paper. Watermark: Large eagle Made by 'Reinier Vinkeles & Noach van der Meer' after 'Jaques Kuyper & Pieter Barbiers'. Reinier Vinkeles (Amsterdam; 1741-1816), was an 18th-century painter and engraver from the Northern Netherlands, who was the later teacher of several talented artists. He studied for some ten years with Jan Punt and joined the Amsterdam Stadstekenacademie. Noach van der Meer Jr. (Dutch; 1741-1822) was a famous book illustrator in Amsterdam. Jaques Kuyper (1761-1808) was a pupil of Andriessen and Izaak Schmidt. He worked as a history painter. Pieter Barbiers (1748-1842) worked in Amsterdam. He was part of the artist family Barbiers. Condition: Good, given age. Small margins, two restored tears upper margin. A few small stains and some soiling in the margins and blank area around the image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 23.4 x 19.4 inch. The image size is ca. 21.6 x 17.5 inch. The overall size is ca. 59.5 x 49.3 cm. The image size is ca. 54.8 x 44.5 cm.

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        The Haunted Priory: or, The Fortunes of The House of Rayo. A Romance founded partly on historical Facts.

      The Second Edition. Small Octavo. 256 pages. Hardcover / Contemporary half leather with 19th century spinelabel. [Original Edition - This is NOT a reprint]. Upper spine with damage (2 cm of the spine missing). Binding a little shaky but holding. Minor dampstain to endpaper and halftitle. Name of preowner on endpaper. Overall very good -. Absolutely scarce ! Stephen Cullen's The Haunted Priory or, The Fortunes of the House of Rayo was first published in 1794, the same year Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho. One of the first Gothic novels set in medieval Spain, it recounts the fall of the House of Rayo during the politically dangerous period of Peter the Cruel. Alphonso, son of Don Isidor, nephew of Baron de Rayo, is led to a ruinous chapel by a cowled spectre where he begins to unearth the mysteries surrounding his family. Skilled at utilizing familiar Gothic conventions, Cullen proves a master of Gothic horror in this early example of the historical Gothic. (Amazon)

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        A Complete Dictionary of Music. To which is prefixed, A Familiar Introduction to the First Principles of that Science.

      London: Printed for R. Phillips No. 71. St. Paul's Church-Yard; Sold by T. Hurst Paternoster-Row and by All Book and Music Sellers T. Davison White-Friars no date 1794 - FIRST EDITION. Small 8vo, 156 x 92 mms., pp. xxxiii [xxxiv advert for Busby's forthcoming "History of Music, From the Earliest Times, to the Year 1800"], folding leaf of music (included in collation) at page xx, unpaginated [296], water mark "1794" visible on lower margin of D4, bound in early 18th century half olive morocco, gilt spine, marbled boards; binding a little rubbed, but a very good copy, with the binder's ticket of Rider & Hall, Bookbinder's [sic], Slater Court, Castle Street, Liverpool, on the upper margin of the front paste-down end-paper. Busby (1755-1838) was an organist and composer, turned man of letters. This work, written with the assistance of Samuel Arnold (1740-1802) is one of his earlier ones, ODNB suggests that it was published "about 1801," and other references give the date as 1786, the ESTC gives it as "ca. 1794" (the paper is water-marked 1794) and lists no earlier editions. New Grove suggests 1783 - 86, when the work was issued in parts in The New Musical Magazine. In his Preface, however, Busy refers to this printing as the first edition, and the advert on p. [xxxiv] offers "Speedily will be published.A History of Music, From the earliest Times to the Year 1800," which suggests a date after 1800 for this edition. Several other editions followed in both England and America. Busby also was responsible for the first musical periodical in England, The Monthly Musical Journal (1800), though only four numbers were published. His other works include The Grammar of Music (1818); A History of Music (1819), largely compiled from Burney and Hawkins; and a translation of Lucretius. As a composer, his themes were often literary. He set Pope's Messiah to music, apparently with some success, and then turned his attention to setting to music Gray's Progress of Poetry, Pope's Ode on St. Cecilia's Day, and a cantata from Ossian, but these were apparently never performed. He was considered something of a hack as a writer of music, and was more respected as a literary author. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Observations on the Law of Treason; Wherein It Is Attempted to Be Shewn, That Conspiring to Levy War Is Not Treason by the Law of England [quotation from Cicero]

      An uncommon tract addressing a central issue in the 1794 treason trials, contending that a conspiracy only, without an accompanying overt act, is not treason under English law, invoking Stanford, Hale, and, in particular, Coke as authorities. Modern plain wraps, a very good copy, 44 pages; eight copies in ESTC, none in a law library. Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, London, 1794.

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        The Duenna: A Comic Opera in Three Acts

      London: T.N. Longman, 1794. First edition, first issue. [ii], [2], [9]-78 pp., no half-title as issued. 8vo. Disbound. In gray card folder. First edition, first issue. [ii], [2], [9]-78 pp., no half-title as issued. 8vo. The first authorized edition of the dialogue and libretto of Sheridan's immensely popular opera The Duenna. It was first performed at Covent Garden on 21 November 1775 to a score by Sheridan's father-in-law, Thomas Linley, Sr. Following the premier the libretto was published in various slip-song and collected editions. Corrupted versions of the text were pirated in at least two Dublin editions prior to this first authorized edition. This copy with p. 59 misnumbered "5" and the price ("Eighteen Pence") on the title-page, which points ESTC, following Yale, denotes as indicating a first issue. Ashley V, p. 155; ESTC T757; Williams, pp. 229-30

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        Woldemar: Un Goethe

      Ronigsberg - F Nicolouious, 1794 Book. Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A scarce first edition of this work philosophy by Freiderich Heinrich Jacobi. Volume I of II. Both volumes are scarce. Woldemarisa philosophic novelfull of genial ideas whichthe most complete picture of Jacobi's method of philosophising. Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi was an influential German philosopher and literary figur. He is notable for coining the term nihilism and promoting it as the prime fault of Enlightenment. Condition: Inpaper covered boards. Externally a trifle rubbed with wear to the extremities andliftingto the spine. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained to page 176/177. Pages aregenerallybright with occasional marginal tidemarks or spotting, heavier to the first half of the work. Ink initial to the half title. Overall: GOOD..

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        Estampe de 1794, portrait de Louise Danton et de son beau fils Antoine avec un zograscope

      1794 - Quatre mois après le décès de sa première femme Antoinette Gabrielle épousée en 1787 , Georges Jacques Danton se remaria avec Louise Gély le 1er juillet 1793 qui était alors agée de 16 ans. Auparavant elle s'occupait des enfants de Danton dont Antoine avec qui elle est représentée sur cette estampe. On les voit utiliser un zograscope qui était un appareil d'optique permettant de visionner des vues d'optique. Il se présentait sous la forme d'un simple pied en bois, supportant une lentille biconvexe et un miroir incliné à 45°. Les vues gravées sont posées à plat au pied de l' appareil. Le dispositif optique permet d'accentuer la profondeur de la vue d'optique et offre ainsi une image en relief . Dix mois plus tard, celle-ci était veuve (5 avril 1794) et certains lui ont reproché d'avoir détourné Georges Danton de la politique, d'avoir causé indirectement sa perte en lui faisant préférer les charmes agrestes et familiaux d'Arcis-sur-Aube au chaudron infernal de la Convention. Le Graveur au pointillé fut Jean Frédéric Cazenave né en 1770 d' après une peinture de Louis Léopold Boilly (1761 à 1845) peintre, miniaturiste, et graveur français connu notamment pour ses scènes de la vie parisienne dans les années qui suivent la Révolution. Selon le dictionnaire Thieme-Becker dans son volume vol. IV à la page 225 l' estampe aurait été réalisé en 1794. Cette estampe très rare est exposé au Rijksmuseum d' Amsterdam et au Musée Carnavalet à Paris. L' estampe mesure 55 cm de hauteur ( 60 avec la pièce de titre sans l' imprimeur) sur 45 cm de largeur. L' état est bon à part l' absence des 10 cm de marges en largeur et de 8 cm en hauteur qui a pour conséquence l' absence en dessous du titre de la mention absence "A Paris chez l' auteur rue Jacques . en face de la rue de la parcheminerie imprimé par Finot". [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A FIRST-HAND ACCOUNT OF THE IMPRESSMENT OF SAILORS FROM THE AMERICAN SHIP FANNY BY THE BRITISH NAVY; Folded letter sent by Mather Scott from New York to his father in Alnwick, Northumberland

      New York, 1794. Unbound. Very good. This three-page folded letter, dated 15 October 1794, measures 14.5" x 8.75" unfolded. The letter was written by Mather Scott, who had just arrived in New York, to his father in England. Mather annotated the letter "per Charlotte to Liverpool" in the lower left corner. An uncommon two-line "Liverpool / Ship" handstamp, as opposed to the more common "Liverpool / Ship Letter" marking, was applied when it arrived. It was also marked with a large manuscript "7" indicating a total of 7d postage was required (6d for inland postage plus the additional 1d ship letter fee). The letter is in nice shape, with some very minor insect predation at the upper edge. The ship, Fanny, was an American vessel, captained by Daniel H. Braine, that had sailed from England to New York. In the letter, Scott recounts that the ship was twice boarded by the British Navy: "We were boarded off Gouroch by a boat from the Polly tender (the HMS Polly was a tender used by the Impress Service) which detained us . . . without taking any person out of the ship. After a passage of 8 weeks we . . . saw the Jersey shore, and soon after we were boarded by the Africa English man of war of 64 guns Capt. Hume, in company with the Resolution and Argonaut of 74 guns each. After insulting and ill-treating Capt. Braine of the Fanny, Cap. Hume took the second mate and seven of the Passengers, and then let us proceed. . . . By order of Admiral Murray, who was at New York when the Passengers were pressed, they were all sent ashore except the second mate who was the only seaman among them. . . ." During Britain's war with France from 1793-1815, the Royal Navy aggressively used impressment, on both land and sea, to man its warships. Ships at sea, including American vessels, were routinely boarded and sailors suspected of deserting from or having once served in the Royal Navy were regularly pressed into British naval service. Although foreigners and men "not of the sea" were legally protected from impressment, that usually made little difference to the press gangs when seaman were needed. Great Britain's indiscriminate impressment of U. S. citizens was one of the primary causes of the War of 1812. In this case, it would appear that Rear Admiral George Murray, who was stationed in Nova Scotia and in charge of impressment in British North America, stopped the Captain of the Africa from impressing all but the Fanny's second mate, who likely had a prior association with the Royal Navy. Very scarce. As of 2017, there are no other first person accounts of British impressment of Americans for sale in the trade. No similar auction results are recorded at ABPC or the Rare Book Hub, and OCLC shows only five held by institutions (one letter, two diaries, and two ship's logs).

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        A Review of the Governments of Sparta and Athens.

      Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. and sold by G. Nicol 1794 - FIRST AND ONLY EDITION, a few spots here and there, pp. [viii], 282, [2, offset from title-page on verso of last leaf], 8vo, contemporary mottled calf, narrow double gilt fillets on sides with a tiny roll tooled rope within them, inner roll tooled floral border, spine gilt in compartments, black lettering piece, crack to upper joint but cords holding, minor wear to extremities, Lady Charlotte Murray's copy with her oval printed book-label inside the front cover and the title-page inscribed 'C.M. 1794, A Present from the Author'. An elegant copy of a scarce book. Sir William Drummond of Logiealmond (1770?–1828), classical scholar and diplomatist: 'In the latter part of his career Drummond returned to his scholarly interests. He was an active member of the Dilettanti Society, which was by this time an important patron of classical archaeology. He had already published a Review of the Governments of Sparta and Athens in 1795 [sic], and the Satires of Persius, Translated in 1798, which had been well received . It was Drummond's religious speculations, however, that caused a sensation. In 1805 he published his Academical Questions. He wrote to[the earl of] Aberdeen: I have attempted to veil its real meaning; but I am afraid that our bigots will take the alarm I have avoided all remarks upon our peculiar religion. The constitution of the country has given us a creed We must expect the hoi polloi to be under the guidance of some superstition or another; and I do not think ours the most mischievous I know' (ODNB). There are several candidates for Lady Charlotte Murray. Drummond himself had married a Murray. However this is likely to be Charlotte Murray, Duchess of Atholl, the 8th Baroness Strange (1731–1805). In 1753 she married her first cousin, John Murray at Dunkeld, thus there was no change to her married name. Her first child was also Lady Charlotte Murray, the botanist. Neil Gow (a native of Dunkeld) composed a tune, Lady Charlotte Murray, dedicated to one or both of them. (ESTC T117942)

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        AUTHENTIC COPIES OF THE CORRESPONDENCE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, ESQ. SECRETARY OF STATE TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND GEORGE HAMMOND, ESQ. MINISTER PLENIPOTENTIARY OF GREAT-BRITAIN, ON THE NON-EXECUTION OF EXISTING TREATIES, THE DELIVERING THE FRONTIER POSTS, AND ON THE PROPRIETY OF A COMMERCIAL INTERCOURSE BETWEEN GREAT-BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES. PART II

      London, 1794. [2],89,[4],[2],11,59pp. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled paper boards, gilt morocco label. Extremities worn. Bookplate removed from front pastedown, small ink stamp on titlepage, minor toning and old faint stain on titlepage. Overall very good. A rare and important collection of political correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and British Ambassador George Hammond. The first part includes transcriptions of letters back and forth between Jefferson and Hammond, and some other correspondence, including a few letters from Guy Carleton and others to George Washington. Of particular interest are two letters, the first from Hammond to Jefferson, covering over sixteen pages of printed text, and the second from Jefferson, totaling an astounding fifty pages of printed text, in which Hammond enumerates the treaty infractions of the American government, with Jefferson providing a categorical refutation of each of Hammond's grievances. Jefferson makes the extra effort of summarizing in the final six pages of his letter the assertions he made in the previous forty-four pages. Part II is largely composed of correspondence from a large array of notable early American figures to British figures, including Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, George Clinton, Samuel Huntington, Friedrich von Steuben, and more. During the time this work was printed, Hamilton and Jay were busy negotiating a treaty with Great Britain, which they would consummate in November 1794. This treaty would become known as the Jay Treaty, named after the chief negotiator of the document. Jefferson was very unhappy with this particular agreement, as he felt it greatly favored Great Britain's interests over those of France. Despite Jefferson's misgivings about the Jay Treaty, the agreement helped maintain the peace through the last decade of the 18th century and into the next century at a hostile time in European politics. Sabin quotes the MONTHLY REVIEW's appraisal of the present work: "These papers comprehend everything necessary to afford complete information with respect to the grounds of the disputes which arose between Great Britain and the United States." SABIN 35881. ESTC T78624.

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        Lettera di Francesco Piranesi al Signor Generale D. Giovanni Acton. [Unito con:] Tradimento ordito contro la patria da Gustavo Maurizio Armfelt con l'

      Senza luogo e data [Italia: 1794]. Due opere rilegate in un volume. 22x17 cm.Brossura muta posteriore, con piccoli strappi e mancanze. Qualche leggero alone, alcune piegature e lievi fioriture. [M116] Oltre alla "lettera" propriamente detta (pagine [1], 71), la prima opera contiene: "Sommario ed estratti di documenti i cui originali esistono nelle mani del Governo svedese (pagine I-XXXI)"; "Fatto storico della carcerazione di Vincenzo Mori seguita in Napoli il dì 13 febraro 1794 (1-13)". La seconda opera consta di [10], 156 pagine e reca, sul frontespizio, il ritratto di Armfeld. Sono note le vicende di quest'opera che Francesco Piranesi, figlio del celebre incisore, commissionò al Monti all'indomani dell'incidente diplomatico occorso tra il governo svedese e il Regno di Napoli, nel quale, oltre allo stesso Piranesi, fu coinvolto l'ambasciatore svedese a Napoli, Gustav Mauritz Armfelt. L'episodio diede a Monti l'occasione per scagliare un violento attacco contro il ministro napoletano Acton.

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        The History of the Origin, Progress, and Termination of the American War.

      London: printed for the Author, sold by J. Murray, J. Debrett and J. Kerby, 1794. - 2 volumes. 4to., (10 6/8 x 8 inches). Half-titles. 15 fine engraved maps and plans, including 11 folding, and one with an over-flap (some spotting and browning). Modern half tan calf antique (extremities a bit rubbed). "THE BEST CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNT OF THE REVOLUTION WRITTEN FROM THE BRITISH SIDE" (Sabin). First edition of the cornerstone of American Revolutionary War literature. Stedman, who served under Howe, Clinton and Cornwallis, describes many of the major battle-fields from first hand knowledge: from Bunker Hill to Yorktown. The fine and detailed maps and plans, show the sieges of Savannah and Charlestown, and the battles of Yorktown, Saratoga, Camden, Guilford and Hobkirk's Hill. "Charles Stedman was educated in law at William and Mary College in Virginia. Like his father he remained loyal to the British crown, and on the outbreak of hostilities he was appointed commissary to the troops under the command of Sir William Howe. His knowledge of the German language assisted him both as interpreter with the German auxiliaries and afterwards as commander of a rifle corps of colonists from the Palatinate. He was twice taken prisoner, and sentenced to be hanged as a rebel, but on each occasion he managed to escape, once from the same prison that held the ill-fated Major André. He was also twice severely wounded. On the conclusion of peace in 1783 Stedman retired to England on the half-pay of a colonel, and was appointed to examine and settle the claims of the American loyalists. In 1794 his History of the Origin, Progress, and Termination of the American War was published in London and Dublin: it was well reviewed and remained the standard work on the subject for the next century. It was dedicated to Lord Rawdon, earl of Moira, his former commander-in-chief. Shortly after it appeared Sir Henry Clinton printed Some Observations upon Mr. Stedman's History, which questions the author's accuracy on minor points" (J. S. Cotton, rev. Troy O. Bickham for DNB online). Howes S914; JCB II:372; Lowndes V, p.2504; Sabin 91057; Winsor VI, p.518. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Allgemeines Landrecht für die Preussischen Staaten [in zwei Theilen oder vier Bänden] und Registerband. Komplett.

      5 Bände insgesamt. Kl.8, ca. 17,7 x 11 cm, XXX, 270, 406, 450, 2 Bl. Verlagsanzeigen, 456, 281 S., 2 Bl. Verlagsanzeigen, Farbschnitt, Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Erster Band mit Abdruck des Patents von 1794 und 1803 von Friedrich Wilhelm, L. S. (Locus sigilli). Band I mit Stempel auf Vorsatz: Königl. Preuss. Justiz Minister (Königlich Preussischer Justizminister). Alle 5 Bände mit Stempel auf Vorsatz: Magdeburg Doctor Medicinae Kollosser / Stempel verso Titelblatt: E Bibliotheca G. F. Nicolai. Wikipedia: "Das Allgemeine Landrecht für die Preußischen Staaten (PrALR) war eine Kodifikation für den Staat Preußen, die unter Friedrich dem Großen und Friedrich Wilhelm II. von den Rechtsgelehrten Svarez und Klein unter Federführung des preußischen Großkanzlers Johann Heinrich von Carmer erarbeitet und im Jahre 1794 erlassen wurde. Es war der erste und bis heute einzige neuzeitliche Versuch einer umfassenden und zusammenhängenden Kodifikation des Zivilrechts, des Strafrechts und weiter Teile des öffentlichen Rechts in einem einzigen Gesetzbuch."

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        History of the Mission of the United Brethren Among the Indians in North America. In Three Parts (COMPLETE)

      Printed for the Brethren's Society for the Furtherance of the Gospel, London 1794 - Octavo. Foldout map. xii, 159, 234, 233 (22)pp. Rebound in modern light brown leather with gilt lettering on spine. Frontispiece engraved map of North America, scale of miles 69 to a degree. Detailed description of the way of life, customs and religious practices, languages, political tendencies as well as behavior during peace and war times of North American Indian nations, including the environment they live in. The account is based on records of bishop August Gottlieb Spangenberg, missionary David Zeisberger and Loskiel's own records. Data relating to the history of the mission are taken from the archives of the United Brethren. Indian nations described in this report are the Delaware, the Iroquois, Nanticoke, Shawnee, and other Indian tribes. Contains Delaware prayer and comparative list of words in German, Delaware and Iroquois. Appendix with by-laws of Society of the United Brethren, dated 1787, at rear, followed by the 21pp. index and a list of books published relating to, or in use among the United Brethren. Map with light creasing. Block with water staining along margins throughout. Previous owner's name inked to title page and two library stamps on front free endpaper and end of index. Library number stamped to end of list of literature at rear. Binding in near fine, interior in good- edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Der einzig moegliche Beweisgrund zu einer Demonstration des Daseyns Gottes. Koenigsberg, Johann Jakob Kanter

      1794 - 8vo, 168pp, modern boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Far Eastern Booksellers / Kyokuto Shoten]
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        Three Years Travels throughout the Interior Parts of North-America for more than five thousand miles.

      Charles Peirce for David West, Portsmouth NH and Boston MA 1794 - 282 pages, leather bound with red spine label. Previous owner's signature on front fly leaf dated 1802. Front leather cover starting to split along spine edge, otherwise very good with only faint foxing. Attractive copy of this early American exploration by an English officer who traveled further West than any of his contemporaries. Believed to be the Second American edition, the first being dated 1784 and printed in Philadelphia. Small sticker on inside front cover with a lettered number. Very attractive copy of a scarce book. Record # 400951 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Monroe Street Books]
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        Le Temple de Gnide.

      Paris: Didot jeune, l'an troisième, [1794]. - 3 works in one volume. 8vo., (Large-paper copy: 12 6/8 x 9 6/8 inches). Exceptionally fine color-printed engraved frontispiece and 9 plates after Charles Eisen by Le Mire (from the 1772 edition) and 2 color-printed engraved plates after Le Barbier by Thomas (for "Arsace et Ismenie"), most plates finished by hand (one plate spotted). Contemporary polished calf gilt, each cover decorated with a broad border of Greek key and acanthus leaf roll tools, the smooth spine in ruled in six compartments, black morocco lettering-piece in one, the others decorated with very fine small gilt tools, possibly by Lefebvre, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt (extremities a bit rubbed). Provenance: from the library of Jacques Levy, his sale, Sotheby's, 20th April 2012, lot 240 A BEAUTIFUL COPY. First published in 1725, this is the second edition with Eisen's exquisite plates depicting idyllic scenes from Montesquieu's pseudo-Greek prose pastoral. "Montesquieu was one of the great political philosophers of the Enlightenment. Insatiably curious and mordantly funny, he constructed a naturalistic account of the various forms of government, and of the causes that made them what they were and that advanced or constrained their development. He used this account to explain how governments might be preserved from corruption. He saw despotism, in particular, as a standing danger for any government not already despotic, and argued that it could best be prevented by a system in which different bodies exercised legislative, executive, and judicial power, and in which all those bodies were bound by the rule of law. This theory of the separation of powers had an enormous impact on liberal political theory, and on the framers of the constitution of the United States of America" (The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2010 Edition), Edward N. Zalta ed). "Le temple de Gnide" and "Arsace et Isménie" are short novels, the former "a sensuous turn written for the licentious society of the Regency epoch" (Catholic Encyclopedia online). Eisen, who provided the exquisite coloured engravings illustrating this book entered the studio of the Parisian engraver Jacques Philippe Lebas (1707-1783) in 1741 and later he "enjoyed the favor of Madame de Pompadour (1721-1764), to whom, with François Boucher (1703-1770) and Charles Nicolas Cochin (1715-1790), he taught engraving. It was perhaps through her that Eisen was given various royal titles, such as painter and draftsman of the King's cabinet. He appears to have been a controversial figure: his refusal to pay the entry fee to the Académie de Saint-Luc on the grounds that he was too exceptional an artist led to the seizure of his studio in 1748, although he successfully sued and was admitted in 1750, rising from councilor to rector by 1774. Ill and in debt, he returned to Brussels in 1777 and died the following year. Painting was a secondary activity for Eisen; he was primarily a draftsman and illustrator, providing illustrations for nearly 400 books during his lifetime. He exhibited as many drawings and engravings at the Académie de Saint-Luc as he did paintings" (Metropolitan Museum of Art online). Cohen-de Ricci 728-29 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc]
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        The History of the County of Cumberland, and Some Places Adjacent, From the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time: Comprehending the Local History of the County; Its Antiquities, the Origin, Genealogy etc

      Printed by F Jollie and sold by B Law & Son, W Clarke, and T Taylor, 1794, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition. Full title: The History of the County of Cumberland, and Some Places Adjacent, From the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time: Comprehending the Local History of the County; Its Antiquities, the Origin, Genealogy, and Present State of the Principal Families with Biographical Notes: Its Mnes, Minerals, and Plants with Other Curiosities, Either of Nature or of Art. Particular Attention is paid to, and a Just Account given of every Improvement in Agriculture, Manufacture, etc. etc. Two volumes in contemporary calf with red and black spine labels with gilt lettering and decoration. Leather is rubbed with wear over cords, at corners and at spine-ends Binding is sound, end-papers and title-pages are darkened and foxed. Occasional foxing throughout. Contains all three original folded maps. Closed tear on page 197/198 Full page illustrations are: Volume I: Emblem of Antiquities (vignette title); West View of Lanercost Priory; Fold-out map of Cumberland with colour boundaries, split and repaired on reverse on some folds; Inside View of Lanercost Priory; Drawdykes Castle, Linstock Castle, Solway Firth etc. (double page) Burdoswald carved stones/altars; Bewcastle Monument; Castlesteads Nos. 1 & 2 altars etc.; Walton House; South View of Naworth Castle; Written Rock on Gelt; Warwick Hall, Bridge etc; Wetherall Cells and Summer House; Druid's Monument; Inside View of the Giant's Cave; Outside view of the Giant's Cave; .West View of Brougham Hall; Miscellaneous Antiquities including Pillars in Penrith Church Yard and View of Maybrough; Great Salkeld to Armathwaite, Dalemain to Edenhall; Ulleswater (3 strip maps); Penrith Castle; Blencowe Hall; j3D map showing Skiddaw, Saddleback etc.; Old Penrith carvings etc.; Millum Castle, Font at Bootle etc.; Plan of the Abbey of St. Mary in Furness 2-volume set (complete). No dust jacket, as published. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kg. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53917081028.

      [Bookseller: Bailgate Books Ltd]
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        Anatomische Tafeln: Die vorderen und die hinteren Arterien des ganzen Körpers. 4 Tafeln nach Albrecht von Haller.

      Anat. Tab., 91+92 + Umrisskupfer 91 + 92. - Weimar, Industrie Comptoire, (1794-1803). J.F.Schröter sc. Kupferstichtafel 38 x 52 cm, je Tafel eine Figur mit insgesamt 1199 Einzeldarstellungen.

      [Bookseller: MedicusBooks.Com]
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        Kaart figuratief van het grootste gedeelte van Bataasch [sic] Braband, bevattende de Meyerye van 's Bosch bestaande in de vier quartieren van Peelland, Kempeland, Oisterwyk en Maasland, stadt Grave en 't land van Kuyk en een gedeelte van de baronnie van Breda, benevens een gedeelte van Holland bevattende de landen van Heusden, Altena de Langestraat & den Bommelerwaard, en een vberder gedeelte van de provintie Gelderland, het land van Kessel en meer andere landen en plaatsen. Met groote moeyte en kosten merendeels opgenoomen en saamen gesteld door Hendrik Verhees, 1794. Gegraveerd door G.van Baarsel.

      - Amsterdam, Mortier Covens en zoon, 1794. Op linnen geplakt in 32 delen. Formaat: 95 x 115 cm. (gevouwen; hier en daar een klein vlekje, overigens een zeer fris exemplaar in de oorspronkelijke - zeer beschadigde - cassette)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Brinkman, since 1954 / ILAB]
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        Observations on the Law of Treason; Wherein It Is Attempted to Be Shewn, That Conspiring to Levy War Is Not Treason by the Law of England [quotation from Cicero]

      Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, London 1794 - Modern plain wraps, a very good copy, 44 pages; eight copies in ESTC, none in a law library An uncommon tract addressing a central issue in the 1794 treason trials, contending that a conspiracy only, without an accompanying overt act, is not treason under English law, invoking Stanford, Hale, and, in particular, Coke as authorities [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        A dictionary of the Portuguese and English languages in two parts . wherein 1. the words are explained in their different meanings . 2. the etymology of the Portuguese [is] generally indicated . [with] a great number of phrases and proverbs. A new edition, carefully revised and improved

      F. Wingrave [et al.], London 1794 - 2 vols in 1, 4to; errata leaf at the back with a hole in the gutter affecting the beginning of 6 lines of errata; back cover and endpaper with waterstains; extremities rubbed, all else good and sound in 19th century full black calf, double gilt rules on covers, gilt-paneled spine in 5 compartments, gilt-lettered in 1. The date on the title page has been partially eradicated. First published in 1773. The author was a professor of Italian and Portuguese in London, and later became Regis Professor of Spanish at the University of Dublin. He also was the compiler of a useful Portuguese Grammar (London, 1768, 4th edition 1800). Alston XII, 2, 194 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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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]

      [1] H. Watt [2] John Exshaw and John Rice 1794-1796, Dublin - Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed and scraped, but sound, light browning and foxing; Thomas Settle's copy with his ownership signatures and bookstickers 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

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        Hob XV: 18-20] Trois grand trios pour le clavecin ou piano forte avec l'accompagnement de violon & violoncelle. Oeuvre XXVI

      Berlin-Amsterdam : Hummel, PN 863, [1794] - Stimmen. 31, 7, 7 S. 2 Titel: Titel Cellostimme leicht fleckig, Titel Klavierstimme mit gr. Einriss, unterklebt. Frühe holländische Ausgabe, im selben Jahr als die Erstausgabe (Artaria) erschienen). Mit hübscher Titelverzierung. RISM H/HH 3716.

      [Bookseller: Paul van Kuik Antiquarian Music]
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