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        Lord Fairfax, Washington's mentor and political benefactor, sells a tract of land in the Shenandoah Valley defined by a "Survey thereof made by Mr. George Washington ..."

      n.p., May 4, 1794. 13" x 11.5". "Manuscript Document Signed, ""Fairfax,"" 1 page, 13"" x 11.5"" on parchment, Fairfax County, Virginia, May 4,1754, conveying a tract of land in the Shenandoah Valley to Hugh Hughes of Frederick County. Light to moderate toning, signature just a tad light, a few minor holes affect two words of text, minor separation and loss along center vertical fold, small loss at bottom left corner, else very good.The text of the deed reads in part: ""The right Honorable Thomas, Lord Fairfax - Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia....Know ye that for good causes, and in consideration of the Composition to me paid and for the annual rent hereafter reserved I have given, granted and confirmed...unto Hugh Hughes of Frederick County a certain tract...on Great Ceapchon [River] and bounded as followeth by a Survey thereof made by Mr. George Washington...Containing 480 acres together with all rights, members and appurtenances thereunto belonging, Royal Mines excepted. And a full third part of all lead, copper, tin coal...and ore that shall be found there. The fee of one shilling sterling money for every 50 acres of land hereby granted ....Given at my office in the County of Fairfax with my said Proprietary under my Hand and Seal...."" Young George Washington had become acquainted with the powerful Fairfax family through his brother Laurence's marriage to Ann, the daughter of Col. William Fairfax (1691-1757), the first cousin of Thomas Lord Fairfax, the sole proprietor to the vast Northern Neck of Virginia. Col. Fairfax's son, George William, soon became close friends with George Washington. And it was with George William that Washington undertook his first surveying trip with a party in March 1748 to survey some of Lord Thomas Farifax's lands on the South Branch of the Potomac. At age 17, thanks to his association with Lord Fairfax, Washington was appointed surveyor for Culpepper County, Virginia. The friendship and affection between Washington and Lord Fairfax did not suffer during the Revolution, even though Fairfax was a Loyalist. Washington kept an eye on his old friend and was probably the reason Fairfax' lands were not expropriated. The purchaser of the tract that Washington had surveyed on the Cacapon River was for Hugh Hughes (1716-1763), a native of Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania. The tract Hughes, purchased, on the banks of the Cacapon River in present-day Hampshire, County, West Virginia was located beside a track of land owned by his brother Thomas Hughes. "

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        The Astrologer';s Magazine; and Philosophical Miscellany - Six Issues (formally The Conjuror's Magazine)

      London, Holborn, 1794 (August 1793-January 1794): for W. Locke. Octavo. August 1793-January 1794. Consisting of An Easy Introduction to the Celestial Science of Astrology. The Art of setting a Figure to any Time proposed. Sigmification of the Houses, Planets, Signs and Aspects. Position, Motion and Influences of the Heavenly Bodies. Rules and examples to resolve all Lawful Horary Questions. How to calculate Nativities, exemplified by the Genitures of many illustrious Persons. Lives of eminent Philosophers. Singular Prophecies. Chymical (sic. Chemical)Secrets. Medical Prescriptions. Extracts on interesting Subjects from the Foreign and Domestic Philosophical Transactions. Frontispiece, with several astrological drawings, six issues, bound together in marbled paper covered boards, professionally rebacked to style, black leather spine label gilt. Previous owner's names: Thos. Huxley his book 1815 to his daughter S. Huxley 1836 and J.B. Joyce, and engineer dated 1898. Small bookseller's ticket Joseph McDonough rare books. Small closed edge tear to title page, corners worn and rounded. A very nice copy of this very scarce work.

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        Plans, Elevations, and Sections; with Observations and Explanations, of Forcing-Houses, in Gardening. By James Shaw, Gardener to the Right Hon. Lord Mulgrave

      Whitby: Printed by T. Webster, Sold by the Author; and W. Tesseyman, Bookseller, York. 1794. First edition, large folio, [32]pp., with a list of subscribers, and an initial leaf stating "Entered at stationers' Hall", 11 engraved plates (some lightly offset), each with explanatory leaf, with an original watercolour sketch for a heating device loosely inserted, occasional lightly foxing, orig. quarter calf, marbled boards, a very nice copy in original condition. Little is known of James Shaw, other than he was head gardener at Mulgrave Caslte, North Yorkshire, and this appears to be his only published work. He dedicates the book to his Patron and employee the Right Honourable Henry, Lord Mulgrave and states in his advertisement "Gardening at this period, is an object of general pursuit, from its useful and admirable effects. The most elegant and superior branch of it, is that of forcing fruit, which are natives of warmer climates; and the perfection of them, in some measure, depends upon proper constructed forcing-houses for the reception. I was therefore induced, from an unremitted application of Practice and Theory, commenced at an early period, to offer the following Plans, &c, to the Public; which may enable any Gentleman to be his own architect, in the most important part of the science alluded to, and also accommodate the practical Gardener, who may not have had an opportunity of acquiring this part of Theory: and, I trust, this work (which I believe to be the only general one yet published) will not be unacceptable to the admirers of Horticulture; particularly those who are, or may be in the future, interested in such improvements." The first seven plates depict a different design for constructing stoves and heated walls for the said appropriate fruit (i.e. the melon, the peach and nectarine, the vinery, pine and vine and the winter-fruiting pine stove), these are followed by four designs for the conservatory and the green-house. Each plate is accompanied by an explanatory leaf which also includes instructions on how to variegate the amount of heat used and the best way of propagating different fruits or vegetables. Several of the designs are after those already in use at Mulgrave Castle. Provenance: Signed by William Thomas Salvin (of Croxdale Hall, Durham) at head of title-page, Salvin is included in the list of subscribers. Not in Henrey, BAL Library, Archer or Harris. An extremely rare book which has not appeared at auction for the last 50 years.

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        PLAN EENER NEGOTIATIE...TEN COMPTOIRE VAN DE HEEREN ROCQUETTE, ELZEVIER EN BEELDEMAKER, TE ROOTTERDAM, VOOR REKEENING VAN DEN WEL-ED. HEER JAMES GREENLEAF

      Rotterdam. Dec. 15, 1794.. [4]pp. Single folded sheet. Three horizontal folds, else fine. A rare Dutch loan certificate for prime real estate in the new nation's capital. The title translates to SCHEME OF A NEGOTIATION...AT THE OFFICES OF MESSRS. ROCQUETTE, ELSEVIER AND BEELDEMAKER, AT ROTTERDAM, FOR THE ACCOUNT OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JAMES GREENLEAF. This printed document involves James Greenleaf, the U.S. consul to Amsterdam, who helped open up the new Federal City to land speculators. It is signed at the end by a Dutch banking official. Hamilton and Jefferson having struck their deal to move the nation's capital from iniquitous New York to virtuous Virginia, it fell to President Washington to oversee the construction of the new Federal City. He appointed Pierre L'Enfant to draw up the architectural plan, and named three trusted friends to serve as commissioners to supervise the sale and development of property lots: Daniel Carroll, Thomas Johnson and David Stuart. Onto this wide open field of opportunity stepped James Greenleaf in 1793, a young Bostonian, cousin (by marriage) of John Adams. Greenleaf used his friendship with presidential secretary Tobias Lear to win the confidence of Washington, who in turn convinced the commissioners to sell Greenleaf 3,000 lots. Greenleaf paid with a promise instead of cash: he would give the commissioners $12,000 a year for seven years, and he backed that commitment with boasts of a million-dollar line of credit available to him for the asking in Holland. Such prospects no doubt played a key part in Washington's decision to appoint him the American consul to Amsterdam in October 1793. This loan was the best Greenleaf could do - a million guilders instead of dollars (equivalent to $400,000). The lots here listed as collateral include some of the prime real estate of present-day Washington: Lots 680- 682 are home to Union Station Plaza and Columbus Circle; Lot 725 is where the Hart Senate Office Building stands; and the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress now covers Lot 730. Washington told Lear in September 1793 that Greenleaf "has dipped deeply in the concerns of the Federal City...on very advantageous terms for himself," but the President hoped such speculation would bring needed cash to the city's treasury (Works, 33:105). In December 1793 Greenleaf bought another 3,000 lots in league with Declaration signer Robert Morris and John Nicholson, who were together trying to build a real estate empire on the western frontier. Washington's "repugnance was greater" towards this second sale since Greenleaf "was speculating deeply...thereby laying the foundation of immense profit to himself and those with whom he was concerned." (Works, 34: 79-80). Greenleaf's pyramidal schemes were crumbling by late 1795, and Washington was calling the Bostonian's contract with the Commissioners "an unproductive and a disagreeable spectacle" (Works, 34: 305). In September 1795, as the present document indicates, the Dutch bankers scaled back their loan to a $60,000 mortgage on 250 lots, and packaged it to Dutch investors. This document is one of only 150 shares offered, and investors could present the coupon included here to receive payment at the bank's offices. Few likely did so, since Greenleaf's many creditors threw him into debtor's prison. The debacle convinced Washington and the commissioners that Congress, and not speculators, had to finance the city's construction. Greenleaf died in 1842, but the litigation over his holdings long outlived him. The last action concerning his tangled deals was not concluded until 1857. Dutch banking documents concerning early Washington D.C. are extremely rare. Only one copy recorded, at the Library of Congress. This copy formerly sold at Christie's, New York, Dec. 18, 2003.

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        An Account of the Different kinds of Sheep Found in the Russian Dominions, and among the Tartar Hordes of Asia: To which is added, five appendixes tending to illustrate the natural and economical history of sheep and other domestic animals by James Anderson

      Edinburgh: Printed, and Sold by T. Chapman, 1794. First and only edition, x, [1], iv-vii, [1], 185 [i.e. 179], [17]p., (p.179 misnumbered 185, half-title (bound at end), contents leaf misbound, engraved frontispiece and 5 engraved or wood-engraved plates, wood-engraved illustrs., in the text, frontispiece foxed, 1 plate lightly browned, occasional spotting but generally text nice and clean, recent half calf, marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco title label. Edited by James Anderson, who adds five appendices relating to the natural and economic history of sheep: different breeds of domestic animals; effect of climate in altering the quality of wool; food and management; a catalogue of fur bearing animals.; directions for choosing sheep and other wool bearing animals. Fussell, p. 106; Perkins, 1298.

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        Oeuvres de Boullanger

      Binders of the time full fair calf. spine smooth ornate coffered and gilded florets and red morocco title of coins and green volume numbers pieces with inlay red morocco. Fine golden lace framing boards. Golden wheels on the cuts and caps. S.n. àAmsterdam 1794 3 volumes in-8 (12x20cm) (4) 396pp. ; (4) 408pp. et (4) 342pp. (1f. bl.) (4) 366pp. et (4) 374pp. ; 420pp. 6 tomes reliés en 3 volumes

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        An Accurate Map of the Islands and Channels between China and New Holland

      London: R. Wilkinson, 1 January, 1794. Engraved map, 265 x 338mm., handcoloured, a fine copy, mounted. From Port Jackson to Canton. A marvellous map, the companion to Wilkinson's map of the east coast of Australia. This map of South-East Asia is rather usefully designed to show the islands between Canton at top left and the Torres Strait in the bottom right, giving an overview of the waters which in the 1790s were seeing the beginnings of what would become the established China/India to New Holland trade, with its famous waterways such as the Straits of Sunda and Malacca, and the Sulu Sea. In fact, as an overview of this burgeoning trade, the map could scarcely be bettered.The map was originally included in Robert Wilkinson's A General Atlas, being A Collection of Maps of the World (1794).

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        STATE OF GEORGIA. BY HIS EXCELLENCY GEORGE MATHEWS, CAPTAIN-GENERAL, GOVERNOR, AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF IN AND OVER THE SAID STATE, AND OF THE MILITIA THEREOF.DO GIVE AND GRANT UNTO RICHMOND DAWSON.ONE THOUSAND ACRES.

      [Augusta?]. . 1794 - Printed document, completed in manuscript, about 13 x 13 inches. With attached smaller printed land survey document with small manuscript map, this second document measuring about 10 x 7 inches. Large, heavy wax seal of Georgia hanging by ribbon. Clean and very good. An impressive printed land grant, completed in manuscript, for 1000 acres of land in Washington County, Georgia, granted by Gov. George Mathews to one Richmond Dawson. The document is signed by Mathews as well as by the surveyor, George Weatherby, who has included a sketch of the land in question. The land is described as "on the waters of Choopee River, bounded SE and NE by said Dawson's Land and on all other sides by Vacant Lands." Governor Mathews had an eventful career, first as a Revolutionary soldier (including a stint as colonel of the Virginia troops in Greene's Carolina campaign), then as governor of Georgia, and finally as a special agent leading "irregular" activities in attempts to wrest Florida from Spain in 1810-12. In the end the U.S. government repudiated Mathews' Florida actions, and he died in Augusta a bitter old man. "By his demise the authorities at Washington escaped the consequences of his threat that he'd 'be dam'd if he didn't blow them all up,' and he carried to the grave much evidence that might explain his debatable conduct" - DAB. A handsome Georgia document and unusual early imprint. DAB XII, p.403.

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        Arte de cozinha dividida em tres partes . correcta, e emendada nesta oitava impressão.

      Lisbon, Na Offic. de João Antonio Reis, 1794. - Small woodcut illustration on title page. Typographical headpiece and woodcut initial on p. 5. 295 pp., 2 folding plates printed on both sides, depicting arrangements of banquet tables. 8°, contemporary cats-paw calf (minor wear, slightly warped), spine gilt with raised bands in five compartments, crimson morocco lettering-piece in second compartment from head with short title in gilt, text block edges sprinkled red. In very good condition. Roughly contemporary engraving laid in, illustrating verses from John and Jeremiah. ---- Later edition of the first original cookbook written in Portuguese, and the only one until Rigaud's @Cozinheiro moderno appeared in 1780. Rodrigues (Villa Cova à Coelheira, [bishopric of Lamego], 1637?Lisbon, 1719), worked for the Marqueses of Valença prior to becoming chef of the royal house under D. Pedro II. The first edition of the @Arte de cozinha appeared in Lisbon, 1680, with only 2 parts. The third part was added for the Lisbon, 1693 edition. Innocêncio knew of editions as late as 1836. Apparently all or most editions contain some revisions.The fourth part, not present in any of the seventeenth- or eighteenth-century editions, tells how to "fazer pudiz, e preparar massas." ---- See Biblioteca Nacional, Lisboa, @Livros portugueses de cozinha (1989) 279-284; this edition not cited; and Biblioteca Nacional, Lisboa, @Livros portugueses de cozinha (2nd ed., 1998) 459 (citing 12 editions, including this one and one of 1621 [@sic, i.e. 1821]. See also Innocêncio II, 197-8; IX, 149 (cited without collation). Cf. Simon, @Bibliotheca gastronomica 1300: citing the Lisbon, 1693 edition. Cf. Cagle, @A Matter of Taste 1206: the 1758 edition, and erroneously stating that the first edition appeared in 1683. @Grande enciclopédia XXV, 917 (citing editions of 1680, 1683, 1693, 1792 and 1836). NUC: NN. OCLC: 63581011 (New York Public Library, Harvard University); also cites editions of 1732, 1758, 1765, 1814, 1834, 1844, 1858, 1987, 2008, and 2009. Porbase locates two copies, both in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (collating as this copy), also citing editions of 1683, 1693, 1732, 1741, 1758, 1765, 1821, 1836, 1844, 1987, 1995, and 2001. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memorie storiche di Monza e sua corte raccolte ed esaminate [..]. Opera divisa in tre volumi, ed ornata di tavole incise in rame. Tomo I [ - III].

      nella stamperia di Gaetano Motta 1794 3 volumi in - 4° (cm. 27), legature difformi (primo volume in m. pelle e angoli, secondo e terzo in m. pergamena) con piatti delle brossure decorate editoriali conservate; pp. [4] VI 318, [2] V [3] 316, [2] VIII 358 con 19 tavole illustrative f.t. (incise in rame da Giulio Cesare Bianchi) che raffigurano vedute, monete, oggetti sacri, bassorilievi; numerose figure n.t. (vignette ai frontespizi, grandi capilettera e finalini). Al secondo volume il codice diplomatico monzese; al terzo il cataogo ragionato dei codici custoditi nella basilica. Prima ed unica edizione della più importante e ricercata opera su Monza e suo territorio. Cfr. Graesse 637; Predari 147. Buon esemplare.

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        RATIONAL RECREATIONS IN WHICH THE PRINCIPLES OF NUMBERS AND NATURAL PHILOSOPHY ARE CLEARLY AND COPIOUSLY ELUCIDATED, BY A SERIES OF EASY, ENTERTAINING, INTERESTING EXPERIMENTS AMONG WHICH ARE ALL THOSE COMMONLY PERFORMED WITH THE CARDS

      London, printed for E. Law and Son; and G. G. and J. Robinson, 1794.. 4 volumes in bound in 2, complete set, 4th edition corrected 1794. 8vo, 220 x 130 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, 65 folding engraved illustrations, pages: (4), xvi, 267; (4), xii, 280; (4), xii, 296; (4), xvi, 367, rebound in half leather over marbled sides, gilt rules and lettering to spine. The spine of the second volume should read "VOL. III & IV" but the binder has omitted to stamp "& IV", on the second volume also the leather around the title has lightened slightly, a couple of pages slightly dusty, very occasional slight fingermark, light brown staining to 2 lower margins, small ink spot to 1 lower margin, occasional very pale browning to margins, 16 small ink notes (1 or 2 words written above the text), small closed tear to 1 margin, neatly repaired, small hole in 1 page with loss of page number, small chip to 1 fore-edge, fore-edge margin to 3 plates browned, inner margin browned on 1 plate, very pale offsetting on a few plates, tiny hole in 1 plate margin. Bindings tight and firm. A very good sturdy set. The contents of each volume are set out on the half-titles, Volume I: Arithmetical and Mechanical Experiments; Volume II: Experiments in Optics, Chromatics and Acoustics; Volume III: Electrical and Magnetical Experiments; Volume IV: Experiments in Pneumatics, Hydrology, and Pyrotechnics. With an Appendix of Miscellaneous Recreations. This Appendix (pages 175-295), contains the conjuring, magic and card tricks, "Several of the Recreations in this Appendix have, in fact, but little relation to experimental philosophy, especially those that depend on a dextrous manoeuvre; but as experiments of this kind are commonly found in books of mathematical recreations, it seemed requisite to insert some of the most entertaining among them at the end of this treatise" (author's note). See Toole Stott, A Bibliography of English Conjuring 1581-1876, page 137 No. 392. For the fireworks section (pages 127-171), see Chris Philip, A Bibliography of Firework Books, page 73, No. H110.2-5. Philip points out that Hooper states that much of this work stems from Guyot (Nouvelles Recreations Physiques et Mathematiques - 1786). "We shall here add the description of a new method of imitating artificial fireworks, which appears to be the invention of the ingenious M. Guyot" (Volume IV page 156). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Gesamtansicht; darunter Befestigungsplan ('Colonia').

      - anonymer Kupferstich aus Almanacco Istorico, 1794, 23,5 x 36,5 Seltene Gesamtansicht von Köln; darunter Befestigungsplan (oben links Erklärungen von 1. - 6.) (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Versuch einer Encyklopädie der Leibesübungen.

      Berlin, Bei Carl Ludwig Hartmann. 1794-1795.. 2 Bände. 8°. XVIII, 550 S., 1 S. Verbesserungen. Mit einer Tafel und 4 Seiten Musik auf 2 gefalteten Tafeln; XVI, 560 (recte 566) S. Mit 7 gestochenen Tafeln. Altrosafarbene Pappbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten schwarzen Titel- und Bandschildern und wenig Rückenvergoldung.. Erste Ausgabe. - Einer der frühesten deutschen Versuche sowohl einer Geschichte als auch einer Pädagogik und Methodik des Sports in Deutschland. Vieth (1763-1836) trat für die Förderung der Leibesübungen ein und beschrieb einige Sportarten als erster nach wissenschaftlichen Gesichtspunkten. Seine Arbeiten hatten einen grossen Einfluss auf die deutschen Turnväter wie Guts Muths und Friedrich Ludwig Jahn. Er forderte den Bau von öffentlich Sportanlagen und Schwimmbädern. Der erste Band schildert die Geschichte der Leibesübung seit dem Altertum und die körperlichen Aktivitäten der verschiedenen Völkern, u.a. mit einer Schilderung des Schwingens in der Schweiz aber auch den Südsee-Indianern, den Irokesen, den Chinesen etc. Der zweite Bau beschreibt die Anwendungen der Leibesübungen: Laufen, Klettern, Balancieren, Voltigiren, Schweimmen, Eislauf, Tanz, Ringen, Fechten, Reiten u.a. - 1818 erschien ein dritter Band. - Die Einbände etwas fleckig und beschabt. Titel bzw. Vorsatz gestempelt. Stellenweise stockfleckig. - Selten.

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        BOTANISCHES BILDERBUCH FUR DIE JUGEND UND FREUNDE DER PFLANZENKUNDE. TEXT IN GERMAN, FRENCH and ENGLISH .

      Leipzig, Voss und Compagnie, 1794-95.Volume I and 25 pages of Volume 2 only, normally bound in 4. FIRST EDITION, 1794 - 95. 4to, approximately 250 x 210 mm, 9¾ x 8¼ inches, engraved title page to Volume I with colour printed vignette, Volume 2 lacks title page, 36 ATTRACTIVE HAND COLOURED PLATES OF WILD FLOWERS, 30 to Volume I and 6 to the first part of Volume II, the text is in 3 languages: GERMAN, FRENCH and ENGLISH, pages 124; 125 - 150; 151 - 154 index in 4 languages including Latin, with catchword to index on page 150, bound in half leather over marbled sides, contrasting gilt lettered labels to spine, all edges red. Tiny split to top of upper hinge, just slightly rubbed at head and tail of spine, corners slightly worn, neat inscription on front pastedown, inscriber's initials stamped neatly on title page, title page faintly browned, small old ink library stamp on verso title page and on final page of index, occasional small brown spots to text pages, a few text pages lightly browned, originally sold in 28 parts and occasional trace of blue paper wrapper shows at inner edge including on title page, 1 plate has a little faint browning to background, 1 has a small very pale stain to background, otherwise plates very nice and bright, the hand colouring very neat. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy (Volume I and first part of Volume II only). Little is known about Friedrich Dreves (1775 - 1816) born in Dobbersen. He was responsible only for Volume I, the later volumes were by Friedrich Gottlob Hayne with the assistance of Heinrich Christoph Albrecht. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Signed document. Land conveyance document with integral blank, signed by Carroll, a few family members, and others on the verso of the top sheet to John Sommers

      Baltimore County, Maryland, 1794. 12-1/2 x 7-3/4 inches (32 x 20.5 cm.). Old folds, some old stains. Charles Carroll of Carrollton was a signer of the Declaration of Independence from Maryland and one of the most prominent spokesmen for breaking from British rule. The document establishes an agreement between Charles Carroll and his partners and John Sommer in which the former partners have offered a plot of land (called the Labyrinth, adjacent to Brother's Choice) as colateral against the sum of 1,468 pounds in Maryland currency. The bond itself is countersigned by John Sommer's, making over his rights and title to Rudolph Hook, of Baltimore County on March 22, 1797.

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        Façade de Saint Maclou à Rouen avec l'ancienne flèche détruite en 1794.

      - Dessin à la mine de plomb et au lavis, 25,5 x 34 cm, signé en bas à gauche, milieu XIX ème siècle. Cachet à froid non identifié. Très beau dessin original d'après Théodore-Henri Mansson (1811-1850) ayant servi pour la lithographie incluse dans Le Moyen Age Monumental et Archéologique de Chapuy, Paris, Hauser, 1843. Le parvis de l'église est animé d'une foule de personnages en costume moyenageux. On remarque l'ancienne flèche du clocher qui fut tronquée en 1791 et 1794, l'essentiel de sa couverture de plomb doré fut enlevé pour être fondu en balles de fusil. La présence de l'horloge sur le fronton de l'église daterait ce dessin après sa pose, soit 1855, et ne peut donc pas être de Mansson. Théodore-Henri Mansson, peintre d'architecture et aquarelliste, est né à Rouen en 1811, mort à Bruxelles en 1850. Il exposa au Salon de 1834 à 1849. Il exécuta des aquarelles pleines de vivacité sur la ville de Rouen. Bénézit, Tanguy: Rouen aux 100 clochers. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        STATE OF GEORGIA. BY HIS EXCELLENCY GEORGE MATHEWS, CAPTAIN-GENERAL, GOVERNOR, AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF IN AND OVER THE SAID STATE, AND OF THE MILITIA THEREOF...DO GIVE AND GRANT UNTO RICHMOND DAWSON...ONE THOUSAND ACRES

      [Augusta?]. 1794.. Printed document, completed in manuscript, about 13 x 13 inches. With attached smaller printed land survey document with small manuscript map, this second document measuring about 10 x 7 inches. Large, heavy wax seal of Georgia hanging by ribbon. Clean and very good. An impressive printed land grant, completed in manuscript, for 1000 acres of land in Washington County, Georgia, granted by Gov. George Mathews to one Richmond Dawson. The document is signed by Mathews as well as by the surveyor, George Weatherby, who has included a sketch of the land in question. The land is described as "on the waters of Choopee River, bounded SE and NE by said Dawson's Land and on all other sides by Vacant Lands." Governor Mathews had an eventful career, first as a Revolutionary soldier (including a stint as colonel of the Virginia troops in Greene's Carolina campaign), then as governor of Georgia, and finally as a special agent leading "irregular" activities in attempts to wrest Florida from Spain in 1810-12. In the end the U.S. government repudiated Mathews' Florida actions, and he died in Augusta a bitter old man. "By his demise the authorities at Washington escaped the consequences of his threat that he'd 'be dam'd if he didn't blow them all up,' and he carried to the grave much evidence that might explain his debatable conduct" - DAB. A handsome Georgia document and unusual early imprint. DAB XII, p.403.

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        Grundsätze der politischen Oekonomie. Über die Bevölkerung. Aus dem Französischen

      Halle, Rengersche Buchhandlung, 1794. (2), 268 Seiten, 1 Blatt Druckfehler. Pappband der Zeit, 8°. Erste deutsche Ausgabe - Vgl. Kress B. 1075; Goldsmiths 13137; Einaudi 28889; INED 2265; ESS VII, 339. - Sehr seltene deutsche Erstausgabe des Hauptwerks des Schweizer Nationalökonomen Jean Frederic Herrenschwand (1728-1812). Die französische Originalausgabe erschien in London bei T. Hookham 1786 unter dem Titel "De l'economie politique moderne. Discours fondamental sur la population", das er dem französischem König Ludwig XVI. gewidmet hat. "Herrenschwand's Anliegen war, ein System der politischen Ökonomie unter dem Aspekt der Humanität zu errichten. Als eigenständiger Denker stand er den damals geltenden Theoriegruppen der Nationalökonomie kritisch gegenüber und vermochte sich daher keiner Richtung anzuschließen (...) Mit Adam Smith verband ihn die Absicht der Reichtumsschöpfung. R. Malthus ging er mit einer Bevölkerungstheorie voraus." (NDB VIII, 682). - Titel verso mit altem gelöschten Bibliotheksstempel. In bemerkenswert guter, sauberer Erhaltung.

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        Geschichte eines dicken Mannesworin drey Heurathen und drey Körbe nebst viel Liebe. 2 Bände.

      Berlin und Stettin, Friedrich Nicolai 1794.. Kl.-8°. 1 Bl., 284 S. und 1 Bl., 239 S., 2 Bll. Mit 3 Kupfertafeln und 1 gest. Textvignette von und nach J. W. Meil. Pappbände d. Zt. mit Rückenschildchen und Rotschnitt.. Goedeke IV/1, 503, 30. - Hayn/Gotendorf II, 582f ("reizende Kupfer [ ] u. A. eine fesselnde Schilderung des damaligen akademischen Lebens"). - Dorn 560. - Erste Ausgabe der zweiten Romanveröffentlichung des Verlegers Friedrich Nicolai. Sie liegt hier gleichsam in einer Vorzugsausgabe vor: Breitrandiger Druck "bey J. F. Unger, mit dessen neu abgeänderter deutschen Druckschrift" auf besserem Papier u. mit drei Kupfertafeln (wurde auch ohne diese Illustrationen ausgeliefert). Erzählt wird die Geschichte eines Mannes, Anselm Redlich, der auszog nach den Kantschen Lehren zu leben und - scheiterte. - Aus der Bibliothek des Grafen Georg von Einsiedel (Geheimer Rat, 1767-1840, "höchst gebildet in den schönsten Künsten, zeichnete er sich auch durch scharfen Verstand, Witz, Belesenheit und Kunstsinn aus [ ]" Neuer Nekrolog 1840); Titelbll. mit kleinen Stempeln "Bibl. Einsiedel. Reibersd[orf bei Dresden]" - Gelenke etwas abgeplatzt. Vereinzelt gering fleckig.

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        1794 ‘A MAP OF THE TENNESSEE GOVERNMENT’ Jedidiah Morse FRAMED Map

      London: I. Stockdale, 1794. 1st Edition. Other Other. Very Good. (Maps) MORSE, Jedidiah. A MAP OF THE TENNESSEE GOVERNMENT. London: I. Stockdale, September 20, 1794. First Edition; engraved for inclusion in Jedidiah Morse's ‘The American Geography’. Map measures 6.5 x 9.25 in.; framed piece measures 14.5 x 16.75 in. Uncolored. Map shows the Cumberland, Tennessee, Ohio, and the adjacent Mississippi rivers. Faint foxing. Very Good condition. Jedidiah Morse (1761 â€?" 1826) was originally a Congregational churchman who began to publish his own geographies when he became dissatisfied with the treatment of America in existing English textbooks. This earned him the title “father of American geography.” His ‘American Geography’ contains a collection of the earliest maps of the states in the union.

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        A Correct Chart of the Terraqueous Globe, on which are described lines shewing the variation of the magnetic needle...now published with all the Necessary Emendations

      London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Large oblong map measuring 555 x 1470 mm., in two sections, laid-down; a most attractive copy. A masterpiece of scientific cartography. Splendid late-eighteenth-century world chart showing variations of the compass with 'isogonic lines', an innovation introduced almost a century earlier by renowned physical scientist and astronomer Edmund Halley.In the late seventeenth century Halley embarked on the first British voyage of scientific discovery, departing within months of William Dampier in the Roebuck bound for New Holland. Halley's primary task was collecting magnetic variation and meteorological data in the South Atlantic, information he assembled into a map of compass variation. Represented as lines of equal intensity, Halley introduced an important cartographic innovation known as 'isogonic lines'. Throughout the eighteenth century they were commonly known as 'Halleyan lines'.In late 1701 Halley published a world map of compass variations incorporating data from many sources (although variation through most of the Pacific ocean remained blank due to lack of information). Halley's world map was re-published up until his decease in 1742, however, as magnetic variation remains in constant flux it inevitably became obsolete. In 1744 the Royal Society commissioned two of its members, William Mountain and James Dodson, to collate and compile some 50,000 individual magnetical observations gleaned from the logbooks of Royal Navy and East India Company officers. The project was so complex that both men ultimately conceded they did not believe variation came 'under the direction of any one general law'.The result was an updated world map of compass variation, first published in 1744 and re-issued in 1756. However, Mountain and Dodson relied on the same base map of the oceans and continents used by Halley in 1701, a situation rendered untenable by the prodigious discoveries of the eighteenth-century. A new base map was commissioned by London geographical publishers Sayer and Bennett who issued a world magnetic map of unprecedented accuracy during or shortly after 1784. This new map incorporated many discoveries in the Pacific by Wallis, Byron and Carteret, as well as good detail of New Zealand and the coast of New South Wales derived from the first voyage of Captain Cook.This chart, published in 1794, utilises the new base map of the world and depicts the east coast of Australia with information clearly derived from early settlement books such as Phillip and Hunter. It includes an eloquent engraved history of magnetical mapping from Halley onwards, and expresses the hope that compass variation could be used to calculate the longitude at sea. Although unsuitable for ready use, this method remained a tantalising possibility at the close of the eighteenth century, when marine chronometers remained inordinately expensive and beyond the means of most mariners.

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        A New Map of North America with the West India Islands. Divided according to the Preliminary Articles of Peace, Signed at Versailles, 20 Jan. 1783, wherein are particularly Distinguished the United States, and the Several Provinces, Governments &ca which Compose the British Dominions.

      Laurie & Whittle, London 1794 - Stunning wall map of North America, Central America and the West Indies, published in 1794. Features an ornate title cartouche with a Native American male, female and child lounging amidst furs, cloth, a parrot and a monkey. The map details topographical elements, locations of Native American tribes, extensive place names, forts, waterways and major routes and paths. Includes two insets: northern Canada, featuring Hudson and Baffin Bays, and the Baja California Peninsula and the Gulf of California according to Kino's explorations. Originally issued in 1755, this iconic map has undergone many additions and changes up to 1798, based on the surveys of Governor Pownall. This edition reflects the political boundaries decided by the Versailles Treaty of 1783 (or Peace of Paris), which most notably ended the American Revolutionary War. Article III of the treaty is shown in the upper right corner, outlining the fishing agreements between the British and Americans in Canada. According to Tooley's this is the "K" issue. It is noted that the west coast of Newfoundland is colored red to denote British territory. Green outlines indicate American holdings, and yellow, Spanish. Blue mark near South Sea. Map is in good condition, with creases as issued. Map. Copper plate engraving. Original hand coloring outlines and modern hand coloring on cartouche and scale. Page measures 41 1/2" x 47".

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        Voyage en Afrique et en Asie, principalement au Japon, pendant les années 1770 - 1779. Servant de suite au Voyage de D. Sparmann.

      Paris, chez Fuchs, l`an troisième de la République 1794 - Erste französische Auflage. XII + 532 Seiten. Ca. 20,5 cm x ca. 13 cm. Mit marmorierten Vorsätzen, Lesebändchen und allseitigem Rotschnitt. Halbledereinband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitelschildchen, reicher goldgeprägter Rückenverzierung und Stehkantenvergoldung. In Französisch. - Obwohl das Werk im Titel als Übersetzung aus dem Schwedischen ("Traduit du Suédoise") bezeichnet wird, nennt der Übersetzer in seinem Vorwort neben der mehrbändigen schwedischen insbesondere die Anmerkungen Forsters in der 1792 von Kurt Sprengel auszugsweise übersetzten einbändigen deutschen Ausgabe als Grundlagen dieser Ausgabe. - Stafleu, Cowan, TL 14.357 Der Einband insbesondere an den Ecken etwas bestoßen, Schabspuren auf Vorder- und Hinterdeckel, die Stehkantenvergoldung teilweise verblasst. Reste eines Ex-Libris auf dem Vorsatz. Stempel auf dem Titel bzw. auf der letzten Seite, sonst keine Einträge. Papierqualität unterschiedlich, teilweise nicht gebräunt, nicht fleckig, teilweise stärker gebräunt und altersfleckig. Bindung sehr gut und fest. Zustand mindestens II (deutsche Schulnotenskala). Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gern per E-Mail Fotos des Werkes zu. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Geschichte des Herzogthums Oldenburg. 3 (drei) Bände

      Oldenburg Stalling 1794, 1795, 1796 (in Commission bey Fr. Willmanns in Bremen). Erster Band: XXXII u. 516 (518) S. m. 1 Titelkupfer (Klosterruine Hude, von D. Chodowiecki ) und 2 (zwei) ausfaltbaren Stammtafeln im hinteren Einband. Zweiter Band: XXIV u. 517 S. m. 1 Titelkupfer (Graf Anton Günther, von D. Berger) u. Frontispiz (Stich vom Schloss Rastädt - Rastede, von D. Berger). Dritter Band: XII u. 638 S. m. 1 Titelkupfer (Bad Zwischenahn, D. Berger) u. Frontispiz (gestoch. Porträt "Friedrich August", D. Berger), Anhang von 33 Urkunden, 1 Stammtafel, Nachtrag von Anmerkungen, Zusätzen, Berichtigungen und Druckfehlern, sowie dem Register . Alle Bände identisch OPpp. m. gold. geprägt. Rückenschild, Ganzfarbschnitt (rot). Einbände berieben u. leicht bestoßen, im Block (bis auf Bd. 1: im Titel oben ein Fleck ohne Auswirkung auf den Text) sehr guter Zustand (offensichtlich kaum gelesen).

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        Geschichte des Herzogthums Oldenburg.

      Oldenburg, Stalling 1794 - 1796.. 3 Bände. Mit 3 gest. Titeln mit Vignette, 2 gest. Frontispices von Daniel Chodowiecki und D. Berger sowie 2 gefalt. Stammtafeln. XXXII, 516 S., 1 Bl.; XXIV, 515 S.; XII, 638 S. HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt.. Erste Ausgabe. - Georg Anton von Halem (1752-1819), Jurist und Schriftsteller, war Begründer der "Oldenburgischen Literarischen Gesellschaft". "Er hatte großen Einfluß auf die Entwicklung des Geschichts- u. Nationalbewußtseins in Nordwestdeutschland" (NDB VII, 536). - Mit Abdruck zahlr. Urkunden, Bd. I mit Quellenangaben der benutzten Handschriften und Druckwerke. - Gest. Titelvignetten mit Ansichten: Ruine eines Zisterzienserklosters (von Chodowiecki, Bauer 1739) und Zwischenahn sowie Porträt Anton Günther letzter Graf zu Oldenburg und Delmenhorst. - Die Frontispices zeigen Schloß Rastede und Friedrich August Herzog von Holstein-Oldenburg. - Mit Subskribentenverzeichnis. - Wenig berieben. Titel von Bd. 1 gestempelt. Tls. leicht braunfleckig.

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        A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States.

      1794 - Adams's Defence of the Constitutions Adams, John [1735-1826]. 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. London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1794. Three Volumes. 8, xxxii, 392, [1]; [ii], 451, [1]; [ii], 528, [36] pp. Volume I has copperplate portrait frontispiece. Half-titles and frontispiece's tissue overlay lacking. Octavo (8" x 5"). Nineteenth-century (or early twentieth-century) three-quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt ornmants and gilt titles to spines, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, rear joint and both hinges of Volume III starting. Light toning, occasional light foxing, internally clean. * Second English edition, greatly enlarged. Written as a series of letters defending limited government, written constitutions, and other aspects of American political and legal institutions. According to Larned, "John Adams, it is safe to say, bestowed more thought on the nature of government, and exerted more influence in determining the character of the constitutions adopted during the Revolution by most of the original states, than any one of his contemporaries." This important work appeared in America while the convention for framing a Constitution was meeting. Adams' book advocated the doctrine of the separation of powers and a legislature of two houses, and greatly influenced the delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Its timeliness gave it considerable influence during the period of the framing of the Constitution. Adams was serving at the Court of King James's when he wrote this treatise, thus the first edition was published in London. This work did much to familiarize the European mind to the novel state of things then taking place in America. It includes the opinions of eminent writers on various republics of the world. Adams speaks at length about the constitutions of the ancient Greeks and Romans. The half-titles in this edition read History of the Principal Republics in the World. It is possible that a binder discarded them because they appeared to belong to another work. Larned, The Literature of American History 2687. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Aphorismen aus der chemischen Physiologie der Pflanzen. Aus dem Lateinischen übersetzt von Gotthelf Fischer. Nebst einigen Zusätzen von Hedwig und einer Vorrede von Christ. Friedr. Ludwig.

      Leipzig, Voss, 1794. - (19,5 x 11,5 cm). XX, 206 (2) S. Dekorativer Halblederband der Zeit mit hübscher Rückenvergoldung. Seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe eines seiner Frühwerke. Es wurde von J. G. Fischer von Waldheim übersetzt und von Humboldt selbst revidiert. Die "Aphorismen" erschienen erstmals 1793 als Teil der "Flora Fribergensis specimen" und enthalten vielfältige botanische und physiologische Beobachtungen und Ideen zur Bestimmung der Lebenskraft. Sie sind somit als eine Vorstudie zu seinem Werk über die Muskel- und Nervenfasern zu verstehen. - Vorsatz mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk. Papierbedingt minimal gebräunt. Einband gering berieben und bestoßen. Insgesamt dekoratives Exemplar in guter Erhaltung. - Loewenberg 22; Fiedler-Leitner 1.2.1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte des Herzogthums Oldenburg

      Oldenburg, Stalling 1794 - 1796.. 3 Bände. Mit 3 gest. Titeln mit Vignette, 2 gest. Frontispices von Daniel Chodowiecki und D. Berger sowie 2 gefalt. Stammtafeln. XXXII, 516 S., 1 Bl.; XXIV, 515 S.; XII, 638 S. HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. Erste Ausgabe. - Georg Anton von Halem (1752-1819), Jurist und Schriftsteller, war Begründer der "Oldenburgischen Literarischen Gesellschaft". "Er hatte großen Einfluß auf die Entwicklung des Geschichts- u. Nationalbewußtseins in Nordwestdeutschland" (NDB VII, 536). - Mit Abdruck zahlr. Urkunden, Bd. I mit Quellenangaben der benutzten Handschriften und Druckwerke. - Gest. Titelvignetten mit Ansichten: Ruine eines Zisterzienserklosters (von Chodowiecki, Bauer 1739) und Zwischenahn sowie Porträt Anton Günther letzter Graf zu Oldenburg und Delmenhorst. - Die Frontispices zeigen Schloß Rastede und Friedrich August Herzog von Holstein-Oldenburg. - Mit Subskribentenverzeichnis. - Wenig berieben. Titel von Bd. 1 gestempelt. Tls. leicht braunfleckig.

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        The Natural History of Aleppo. Containing a description of the City, and the principal natural productions in its neighbourhood. Together with an account of the climate, inhabitants, and diseases; particularly of the Plague

      London : GG and J Robinson, 1794 A good copy of the scarce 2 volume 2nd enlarged edition of this work. In contemporary full leather bindings with 20 black and white plates, of which 6 are folding. Alexander Russell was a physician and naturalist, who became a fluent arabic speaker when working in Aleppo. This work provides an authoritative study of Aleppo and the surrounding area, local diseases, and in-depth study of the plague.The second edition adds 3 plates and has revisions and additional note sections by his brother Patrick. Vol I: folding plate of Aleppo; title page; editor's preface i-xvi, advertisement to 1st edition xvii-xix; contents listing xxi-xxiv; text pp 1-344, with plan of City of Aleppo and 3 folding plates; half title; Notes and Illustrations pp 347-446; Appendix i-xxiii; errata to vol I 1p; blank. Vol II: title page; contents iii-vii; text 1-387, with 15 plates - 2 folding; half title; Notes and Illustrations pp 391-430; Appendix i-xxxiv; index to both vols 25pp; errata Vol 2 1p; blank. The bindings are in very good condition - having later spines with gilt lined raised bands and gilt titles. The corners have some rubbing and wear.The contents are generally clean. There is offsetting from plates and some light spotting and brown toning. There is a stain to the top corner of Vol II p 379. A scarce set.

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        Versuch einer Encyklopädie der Leibesübungen.

      Bei Carl Ludwig Hartmann., Berlin, 1794 - 2 Bände. Berlin, Bei Carl Ludwig Hartmann. 1794-1795. 8°. XVIII, 550 S., 1 S. Verbesserungen. Mit einer Tafel und 4 Seiten Musik auf 2 gefalteten Tafeln; XVI, 560 (recte 566) S. Mit 7 gestochenen Tafeln. Altrosafarbene Pappbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten schwarzen Titel- und Bandschildern und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe. - Einer der frühesten deutschen Versuche sowohl einer Geschichte als auch einer Pädagogik und Methodik des Sports in Deutschland. Vieth (1763-1836) trat für die Förderung der Leibesübungen ein und beschrieb einige Sportarten als erster nach wissenschaftlichen Gesichtspunkten. Seine Arbeiten hatten einen grossen Einfluss auf die deutschen Turnväter wie Guts Muths und Friedrich Ludwig Jahn. Er forderte den Bau von öffentlich Sportanlagen und Schwimmbädern. Der erste Band schildert die Geschichte der Leibesübung seit dem Altertum und die körperlichen Aktivitäten der verschiedenen Völkern, u.a. mit einer Schilderung des Schwingens in der Schweiz aber auch den Südsee-Indianern, den Irokesen, den Chinesen etc. Der zweite Bau beschreibt die Anwendungen der Leibesübungen: Laufen, Klettern, Balancieren, Voltigiren, Schweimmen, Eislauf, Tanz, Ringen, Fechten, Reiten u.a. - 1818 erschien ein dritter Band. - Die Einbände etwas fleckig und beschabt. Titel bzw. Vorsatz gestempelt. Stellenweise stockfleckig. - Selten. Sprache: Deutsch Altrosafarbene Pappbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten schwarzen Titel- und Bandschildern und wenig Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Caption Title:] Belley, de Saint-Domingue représentant du peuple, a ses collégues. [6 fructidor an II.]

      Imprimerie de Pain (1794), (Paris) - First edition. Published unbound. 7, (1) p. Statement of Belley, the first black deputy of the French National Convention, respecting the affairs of Saint-Domingue on August 23, 1794. Jean-Baptiste Belley (1747-1805) was born in Senegal, and as a child transported to Saint-Domingue where he overcame slavery by buying his own freedom. He served in the French army and became one of the representatives from Saint-Domingue of the French National Convention in 1793 thus becoming the first black deputy to take a seat in the Convention and an active spokesman for people of colour. His famous portrait as a Convention member, with a tropical landscape behind him and a bust of the philosopher Guillaume-Thomas Raynal, the supporter of the abolition of slavery, was painted by Anne-Louis Girondet in 1797. Sabin 4546. Foxing throughout. Overall in good condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE ELEMENTS AND PRACTICE OF RIGGING AND SEAMANSHIP (VOL. I + II) (complete)

      London Printed for David Steel 1794. First edition. Vol.I: Frontispiece, 65 engraved plates, some folding, and a folding table. Quarto. 28 x 22 cm. [2],[v]-xv,242 pp. (actually 266 pp. due to insertion of section titles and irregularities in pagination and unpaginated plates). Water stains at edges of frontispiece, edges of pages browned, owner's name on title, small stamp of a stylized ship at back of folding plates, texts and figures unmarked and unstained. +++ Vol. II: 425 p., XIX plates; plus 151 p. (PHOTO #2 is taken from this volume); "Miscellaneous": plates with inventions, a two-page upperdeck plan of a 74 gunship, 147 p. table of quantities and dimensions of the standing and running rigging, up to 677 tons burthen. +++ Both vol. luxuriously bound in half leather with guilt lettering and ornaments on spine (of XX. century). Very rare and, considering the age, very well preserved. +++ More photos available from: mDOTfruthAThotmailDOTde Hardcover Buch. Gut

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        A Chart of the South Part of Sumatra and of the Straits of Sunda and Banca. With Gaspar Straits. Corrected and Improved from the Observations of Capt. Josh. Huddart, Capt. John Hall and Capt. Henry Smedley.

      Laurie and Whittle,, London: 1794 - Scarce sea atlas by cartographers Laurie and Whittle, of southern Sumatra (cut off at the equator), and western Java. Batavia, the former official name of present day Jakarta, is labeled, inset of "A Particular Chart of the Straits of Sunda". Copper engraving, Impression 33 1/2" wide x 25 1/4", black on cream background with latitude and longitudinal marks around perimeter, coastal profiles of Padang, Pulo Pesang, Broken Point, Pulo Tellores, Mount Monopin, Seven Islands, Pulo Taya, Pulo Linging. Some faint fox spotting lower left, otherwise clean, bright, vgc.

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        Kst.- Karte, in 6 Blatt, v. B.F. Leizelt n. Peter Dewarat b. I. L.C. Rheinwald,.

      . mit altem Grenz- und Flächenkolorit, 1794 -, 1799, je 60 x79. Hellwig/Reiniger/Stopp, Nr. 90 - 95 ( jede Karte wurde einzeln erfasst). Alle Karten in 9 Segmenten auf Lwd. montiert und faltbar. Mit einer Kassette der Zeit mit Rückenschild. Die Karten lassen sich einer Gesamtkarte der Pfalz zusammensetzten. Blatt 1: "Kriegs Theater der Teutschen und Franzoesischen Graenzlanden zwischen dem Rhein und der Mosel im Jahr 1794.Erstes Blatt." Blatt 2: "Kriegs Theater ...im Jahr 1794. Zweites Blatt" Blatt 3: "Kriegs Theater ... im Jahr 1796. Drittes Blatt" Blatt 4: "Kriegs Theater ... im Jahr 1797. Viertes Blatt" Blatt 5: "Kriegs Theater ... im Jahr 1798. Fünftes Blatt" Blatt 6: "Kriegs Theater ... im Jahr 1799. Sechstes Blatt". Die Karte erschien anläßlich des 1. Koalitionskrieges ( 1792- 1797) und verzeichnet kleinste Orte. - Die kolorierte Fassung ist sehr selten.

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        Aphorismen aus der chemischen Physiologie der Pflanzen.

      . Aus dem Latein. übers. von Gotthelf Fischer. Nebst einigen Zusätzen von Prof. Hedwig und einer Vorrede von Christ. Friedr. Ludwig. Voss, Lpz. 1794. XX, 206 S., 1 Bl. Schlichter Ppbd. d. Zt. Kanten u. Rücken stärker beschabt u. bestoßen. Mehrfach gestempelt. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Loewenberg 22 - Sehr seltenes Frühwerk von Humboldt, das von J. G. Fischer von Waldheim übersetzt und von Humboldt selbst revidiert wurde. Erstmals 1793 als Teil der "Flora Fribergensis specimen" erschienen. Enthält vielfältige botanische und physiologische Beobachtungen und Ideen zur Bestimmung der Lebenskraft..

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        An Account of the Trial of Thomas Muir, Esq, Younger, of Huntershill, Before the High Court of Judiciary at Edinburgh, on the 30th and 31st days of August, 1793, for Sedition.

      Printed and sold by Samuel Campbell,, New York: 1794 - Thomas Muir the Younger of Huntershill (1765 – 1799), was a Scottish political reformer and the first political prisoner transported to Australia. Muir was sentenced to 14 years transportation for the the crime of sedition; for campaigning for parliamentary reform and for distributing copies of Thomas Paine's 'The Rights of Man'. His trial became one of the great sensations of the day; he was one of the group known as the 'Scottish Martyrs', who were sentenced in Scotland in 1793-4. 8vo, (3), 148pp, re-engraved frontispiece. Modern quarter calf and brown cloth, with leather title piece at front cover; no title at spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An History of the River Thames

      London: Printed by W. Bulmer & Co. for John and Josiah Boydell,, 1794-6. 2 volumes, folio (416 × 314 mm). 20th-century green half morocco, raised bands, titles and panelling to compartments gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece, 2 double-page engraved folding maps, 76 hand-coloured aquatint plates, 3 of which are folding, by J. C. Stadler after J. Farington. Spines lightly sunned, mild spotting to prelims and endmatter, minor offsetting from turn-ins and plates, occasional spotting to text blocks. An excellent set. First edition, later state watermarked 1799 and lacking the series titles and the dedication to the King. This copy from the library of John Roland Abbey (1894?-1969), the English book collector whose "colour-plate collection showed genuine originality and his catalogues represented real advances of knowledge" (ODNB). A handsome work, An History of the River Thames represents but a completed fragment of a much grander conception; "The artists, engravers, and art dealers John Boydell and his nephew Josiah, proprietors of the Shakspeare Gallery in Pall Mall, hired William Combe to write the text to accompany the illustrations engraved from the drawings by Joseph Farington, the artist and diarist, for a projected multi-volume The Picturesque Views and Scenery of the Thames and the Severn, the Forth and the Clyd, from their Sources to the Sea, illustrated with hand-coloured aquatints. The work progressed more slowly than the publishers had promised, with the first two (and ultimately only) volumes of the work, now renamed An History of the Principal Rivers of Great Britain, appearing in 1794 and 1796" (ODNB).

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        Specimen Historico-Criticum Romanarum Editionum Italicarum Saeculi XV

      Rome: ex Typographio Paleariniano, 1794. First edition. 1 vols. Large 4to. Modern 3/4 calf and period boards, rebacked. Light scattered foxing, but overall very good, attractive. Bookplate of A.A. Renouard, the grerat French bookseller, bibliographer, and bibliophile. Renouard's Copy Important early catalogue of incunabula printed at Rome by Audiffredi, "an able astronomer and mathematician...born at Saorgio, near Nice, in Provence, 1714; died, 1794." - Bigmore & Wyman.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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         Instruction sur l'établissement des nitrières et sur la fabrication du salpêtre

      Paris, chez Cuchet, an II, (4 Mars 1794), in 8°, de VIII-96pp., ill. de 4 planches gravées se dépl., - Suivi de : (Convention Nationale) Instruction sur la fabrication du salpêtre brut, liberté, égalité S.l.n.d., (1794) de 26pp.1f. et une grande planche gravée se dépl. (restaurée en marge), - Suivi de: Barère Rapport fait au nom du Comité de Salut Public sur l'état de la fabrication révolutionnaire du salpêtre & de la poudre, & sur la nécessité de supprimer l'agence nationale, ci-devant Régie des poudres et salpêtres, séance du 17 Messidor an II. P. imp. Nat. an II (juillet 1794), de 19pp. (papier bruni) - Suivi de : Instruction sur l'existence du salpêtre dans les terres des souterreins et sur quelques procédés à suivre dans le traitement de ces terres. Imprimé par ordre du Comité de Salut Public. à Villefranche imp. Pinet, an II, (1794) de 7pp., - Suivi de : Lavoisier (Ant. L.), B. G. Sage & (Léon) de Perthuis L'art de fabriquer le salin et la potasse, suivi des expériences sur les moyens de multiplier la fabrication de la potasse... pour faire suite à l'ouvrage intitulé : Instruction sur l'établissement des Nitrières & sur la fabrication du Salpêtre. P. chez Cuchet, an II, (1794) de VIII-106pp., ill. de 4 planches gravées se dépl. et un tableau dépl., le tout relié en 1 vol. pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné. Bel exemplaire Important recueil consacré au salpêtre pour la poudre des armes à feu. Avant la Révolution, plus de la moitié du salpêtre employé en France provenait d'Inde via des importateurs anglais. Du fait du blocus, cette source était désormais impossible. De fait la production nationale de salpêtre, principalement d'Anjou, va ainsi passer en 1794 de 4 millions de livres obtenus par la Régie à près de 18 millions. A partir de 1776 Lavoisier, premier régisseur des poudres et salpêtres, occupe des appartements dans l'hôtel des Régisseurs au Petit Arsenal. Il y a aménagé sous les combles un vaste laboratoire, l'un des mieux équipés d'Europe. "L'instruction" de Lavoisier avait d'abord paru en 1777, mais elle était rarissime et introuvable comme le stipule la préface "... il est même douteux que cette instruction ait été répandue: nous sommes d'autant plus porté à le croire qu'elle est très rare; elle n'existoit pas même à la Bibliothèque nationale il y a quelques mois...". ¶ Duveen & Klickstein n°208 "This is an octavo reissue (1794) of the original quarto edition published 17 years earlier (1777).." - n°214 "The first part of this work is actually a reissue of the complete 1779 text of l'art de fabriquer le Salin et la Potasse (by Lavoisier)... added to this are an account of experiments made by Pertuis... Credit for the entire wrok, probably, has to be givent to Lavoisier." - Martin & Walter IV2. 7776 (anonyme) - I. 1661 (Barère) - "L'intruction sur l'existence du salpêtre" n'est pas dans Martin & Walter, et le cat. CCFR ne signale que 4 ex. d'impressions provinciales, mais pas cette édition de Villefranche.

      [Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens]
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        An Account of the Trial of Thomas Muir, Esq, Younger, of Huntershill, Before the High Court of Judiciary at Edinburgh, on the 30th and 31st days of August, 1793, for Sedition

      New York: Printed and Sold by Samuel Campbell. 1794. First. First American edition (original printed in Edinburgh in 1793). Original papercovered boards, rebacked with compatible paper spine. 148pp. Engraved frontispiece. A little spotting to the boards, and modest foxing in the text, a pleasing, very good or better copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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