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      Kiel, Mohr, 1794. - wie sie vom Jahre 1786 bis 1793 in Norderdithmarschen und insonderheit im Kirchenspiele Weslingbuhren angestellet sind. 6 Blatt, 356 Seiten, 3 Blatt (Subskribentenverz.), Pappband der Zeit, 17,5 x 11 cm, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THOMPSON (Benjamin, Count Romford) An Account of a Method of Measuring the Comparative Intensities of the Light Emitted by Luminous Bodies. By Lieutenant-General Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count of Rumford, pp.67-106;

      - THOMPSON (Benjamin, Count Romford); HERSCHEL (Caroline); HERSCHEL (William); MORGAN (William); SCHMEISSER (John Godfrey) et al: THOMPSON (Benjamin, Count Romford) An Account of a Method of Measuring the Comparative Intensities of the Light Emitted by Luminous Bodies. By Lieutenant-General Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count of Rumford, pp.67-106; WITH: An Account of Some Experiments upon Coloured Shadows. By Lieutenant-General Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count of Rumford, pp.107-118; Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 84, Parts I and II (complete), bound in one volume for 1794, comprising, vi, 444pp small quarto, with 20 engraved plates, numerous folding tables, late 19thC morocco backed library cloth with a neat unlinked library name stamp on general title and foot of last leaves, a good copy, London, Elmsley, printer to the Royal Society, 1794. * Includes the first paper ever printed by the Royal Society submitted by a woman, Caroline Herschel (see p.1).

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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. 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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        Auch ein Beytrag über die Neue Politick.[Motto:] "Es ist ein Knabe hier der hat fünf Gersten Brodt und zween Fische; aber was ist das unter so viel?".

      Ohne Ort und Jahr [Hamburg 1794].. Kl.-8°. 1 Bl., 74 Ss. Mit Holzschn.-Titelvignette. Pappband mit Rückenschildchen.. Goed. IV/1, 981, 23. - Erste Ausgabe. - Matthias Claudius' Antwort auf die "Neue Zeit" nach der franz. Revolution einschl. eines Abdrucks u. Kommentars der Erklärung der Menschenrechte vom 2. Okt. 1789. "Claudius will [...] nachweisen, daß das neue System zu genau jener anarchischen Unordnung führen müsse, die durch die Einführung des alten Systems überwunden worden sei. Am Ende verweist er u. a. auf die Weigerung des Sokrates, aus dem Gefängnis zu fliehen, als auf ein Beispiel wahrer innerer Freiheit [...]" (Matthias Claudius. Ausstellung zum 250. Geburtstag. 1990, S. 200, mit Abb.) - Auf starkem, meist leicht bläulichem Papier. - Einband bestoßen. Fleckenfreies und breitrandiges Exemplar.

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        Les Amours de Psyché et de Cupidon avec le poème d'Adonis

      Paris: de l'imprimerie de Didot le Jeune [pour Saugrain], 1794. Fine. de l'imprimerie de Didot le Jeune [pour Saugrain], Paris An III [1794], grand in-4 (27x35cm), relié. - Pretty print edition on wove paper, illustrated with a portrait by Audouin after Rigault and 8 figures of Moreau the Younger engraved intaglio by Dambrun, Halbou, Simonet, Duhamel, Small and De GHENDT. Large paper copy, containing a state etching figures, before any letters or signed by a simple tip, including one by Pauquet. It is further enriched by following the illustrations in the edition published in Saugrain-12 in 1797, consisting of a portrait from Rigault and 8 figures by Moreau the Younger, engraved by Delvaux. Binding post (XIX) in full blue morocco night Petit signed Stn. of Simier. Back with five nerves Jansenist. Double golden thread to underscores cuts and caps. Large gold lace framing of contreplats. All edges gilt. Mors slightly cracked. Bookplates unidentified on the upper contreplat. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Jolie édition imprimée sur papier vélin, illustrée d'un portrait par Audouin d'après Rigault et de 8 figures de Moreau le jeune gravées en taille-douce par Dambrun, Halbou, Simonet, Duhamel, Petit et De Ghendt. Exemplaire en grand papier, contenant un état à l'eau-forte des figures, avant toutes lettres ou signées à la simple pointe, dont une par Pauquet. Il est en outre enrichi de la suite des illustrations de l'édition in-12 parue chez Saugrain en 1797, composée d'un portrait d'après Rigault et de 8 figures par Moreau le jeune, gravés par Delvaux. Reliure postérieure (XIXème) en plein maroquin bleu nuit, signée Petit Succ. de Simier. Dos janséniste à cinq nerfs. Double filet doré en soulignement des coupes et des coiffes. Large dentelle dorée en encadrement des contreplats. Doubles gardes de papier peigné. Toutes tranches dorées. Mors légèrement fendus. Ex-libris non identifié sur le contreplat supérieur.

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        Probaseologie oder praktischer Theil der Zahlenlehre der Natur. Leipzig, Heinrich Gräff (in Komm.), 1795. 8°. 11 Bll., 448 S., mit gestoch. Titelvignette u. gest. Frontispiz, Hlwd. d. 19. Jhdt. mit Rtit.

      - Faivre 75 - Kloss 3915 - Ackermann V, 780 "Sehr selten" - Erste Ausgabe.- In sich abgeschlossener Folgeband des 1794 erschienenen zahlen-mystischen Werkes 'Zahlenlehre der Natur mit Aufgaben, Fragen und Antworten zu den magisch-mystischen Zusammenhängen.- Enth. Kapitel über: Monadologie oder Lehre des Gesetztes der Einheit. / Archontologie, oder Lehre des Princips der Dinge. / Daynameologie, oder die Lehre der Kräfte. / Organologie der Natur, oder Lehre der Formenstaette der Natur. / Probaseologie, oder Progressionslehre der Dinge, als eine praktische Skizze zum Kalkul der Natur und der Ideen.- Stockfleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben, Rücken geblichen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ueber die Selbstkenntniß, ihre Hindernisse und Vortheile.

      Regensburg, Montag und Weiß, 1794.. circa 20,3 x 12,5 cm. 128 Seiten Halb-Leder d. Zt.. Wolfstieg 42809; vgl. Ueberweg III, 425 u. Ziegenf./J. II, 849. Erste Ausgabe der philosophischen Schrift über die Selbsterkenntnis. Weishaupt (1748-1830) war der Stifter des stark umstrittenen Illuminaten-Ordens. Nach einem Streit mit Knigge, der weiter als Freimaurer arbeitete, und nach dem Fund kompromittierender Schriftstücke, musste er nach Regensburg fliehen, wo er weiterhin als Philosoph unterrichtete. "Weishaupt is, perhaps, the subtlest and most thorough defender of English Empiricism of his time; he, therefore, opposes Kants proposition that intuitions and notions are altogether independent of experience, and precede the latter... his writings are in many respects excellent" (Adickes 307). - Titel gestempelt und mit altem Vermerk, etwas gebräunt, teils fleckig, Einband am Rücken beschabt.

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        Specimen Historico-Criticum Romanarum Editionum Italicarum Saeculi XV

      ex Typographio Paleariniano, Rome 1794 - First edition. 1 vols. Large 4to. 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. Bigmore & Wyman, p. 22 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 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die deutschen Giftpflanzen zur Verhütung trauriger Vorfälle in den Haushaltungen, nach ihren botanischen Kennzeichen nebst den Heilungsmitteln.

      Berlin, Oehmigke 1794 - 1795.. 3. umgearbeitete Auflage. 2 Teile in 1 Band. 19 : 12 cm. 138; 126 Seiten mit 24 kolorierten Kupfern. Halblederband der Zeit mit etwas Rückenvorgoldung, Rückenschild.. Die Tafeln in leuchtendem, zeitgenössischem Kolorit, zeigen deutsche Giftpflanzen. - Titel von Teil 1 im unteren rechten Rand mit kleinen Resten von entferntem Ettiket; Deckel gering berieben; sonst schönes Exemplar. - Stafleu/Cowan 2296 A fine copy of this beautifully illustrated work on the poisonous plants of Germany.

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        OPUSCULA

      - A Sammelband with 8 smaller early publications of the author. Contemporary halfcalf over speckled brown boards. Gilt title (in burgundy lettering piece) and line decoration on spine. Some minor browning (at beginning and end from leather material in the boards, some publications due to poor paper quality), however some other publications remarkably fresh, also due to excellent binding. Index in old hand on ffep. Title details are as follows: 1. VOLLSTÄNDIGE DARSTELLUNG DER MEDICINISCHEN KRÄFTE UND DES GEBRAUCHS DER SALZSAUREN SCHWERERDE. Berlin. Heinrich August Rottmann, 1794. X, 166 pp. 2. GUTER RATH AN MÜTTER ÚBER DIE WICHTIGE PUNCKTE DER PHYSISCHEN ERZIEHUNG DER KINDER IN DEN ERSTEN JAHREN. Berlin, 1800. (2), 59, (1) pp. 3. DIE VERHÄLTNISSE DES ARTZTES ZUR BEHERZIGUNG. Berlin, 1808, Commission L W Wittich. 64 pp. 4. WAARNEMINGEN OMTRENT ZENUWKOORTSEN EN DERZELVER KOMPLICATIEN. Groningen/Amsterdam, 1808, H Eekhof en L van Es. (8), 190, (2) pp. 5. ÜBER LAUWARME BÄDER. Berlin, 1799? (2), 46 pp. 12mo. 6. AART, BELOOP TOEVALLEN EN GENEZING VAN ZENUWKOORTSEN, ZO ALS ZIJ ZICH IN DEN WINTER 1806-1807 IN PRUISSEN VERTOONDEN. Amsterdam/Groningen, 1809, L van Es en H Eekhof. (8), 82, (6) pp. 7. ARMEN-PHARMAKOPÖE ENTWORFEN FÜR BERLIN NEBST DER NACHRICHT VON DER DASELBST ERRICHTETEN ARMENKRANKENVERPFLEGUNGS ANSTALT. Berlin,1812, Commission realschul-Buchhandlung. 84 pp. 8. GESCHICHTE DER GESUNDHEIT.EINE SKIZZE. Berlin,1813, Commission realschul-Buchhandlung. 48 pp. 2, 3, 7 and 8 in 2nd edition, other volumes in 1st edition. With the exception of 2 and 7 the total number of editions rarely exceeded 2. All editions rare. 2 in a rare pirated edition not known from any other copy (the regular 2nd edition being 1803). Hoffmann, Verzameling van Japanse Boekwerken, p. 83, nr. 116 (2nd ed. 1809): A publication used by Utagawa sinsei as a source for his translation of 'Sin tei sô ho Holan yakkei'(Hollandsche artsenijspiegel), edited and enlarged by his son, 1828 (In 18 vols.) Observations regarding nerve fevers and their complications. First Dutch edition. Rare. Small numbers of copies in the major libraries: 6 for instance in UvA (Amsterdam) and Wellcome (London) only. Also 4 in Wellcome, and another 4 copies in Dutch libraries. Of the German titles just a few copies in German libraries and hardly any outside Germany. For 1 OCLC lists only 2 copies in US libraries. Hufeland was professor of Medicine in Jena and later personal physician to the King of Prussia. As one of the first physicians some of his publications directly address laymen (especially in 2). His proposals for medical care to the poor (7) are quite innovative and also were implemented in many other cities. Further:" Characteristic for Hufeland was his untimely empirical attitude, the acknowledgement of statistical data, and his committment to the value of practical experiences in medical treatment." (NDB, vol. X, p. 5). His best known work MAKROBIOTIK, with many tips on how to live longer is easy to find. However the more original smaller works, of which this Sammelband has a good selection are all difficult to find. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage en Afrique et en Asie principalement au Japon pendant les années 1 EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: chez Fuchs., 1794. Fine. chez Fuchs., à Paris 1794, in 8 (13x20cm), xij, 532pp., relié. - Original French edition, apparently translated from the German edition of 1792 Full Sheepskin brown vintage. spine smooth threads and jewels. Part of title in red calf. Rubbed together. Gold faded. Caps threadbare. The author, botanist, spent 15 months in Japan as a surgeon of the Dutch Company stationed at Deshima and Nagasaki. The description of the commercial, political, religious, linguistic and is one of the first and largest in Japan. Many anecdotes are very valuable, such as papermaking, card games, makeup, education, cleanliness, prostitutes ... The first part of the trip is the description of the discovery of South Africa (with many comments on plants), of Batavia, and the island of Java. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale française, apparemment traduite de l'édition allemande de 1792. Reliure en pleine basane brune d'époque. Dos lisse à filets et fleurons. Pièce de titre en veau rouge. Ensemble frotté. Ors estompés. Coiffes élimées. L'auteur, botaniste, passa 15 mois au Japon en tant que chirurgien de la Compagnie Hollandaise stationnée à Deshima et Nagasaki. La description de la vie commerciale, politique, religieuse, et linguistique est une des premières et des plus importantes sur le Japon. De nombreuses anecdotes sont très précieuses, comme la fabrication du papier, les jeux de carte, le maquillage, l'éducation, la propreté, les prostitués... La première partie du voyage est la description de la découverte de l'Afrique du Sud (avec de nombreuses remarques sur les végétaux), de Batavia, puis de l'île de Java.

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        Stycken, til befrämjande af rätta begrep om philosophien, dess andamål och närvarande tilstånd, utgifne af Daniel Boëthius. + Försök till en alfvarsam och hufvudsakelig granskning af den kantiska eller nya så kallade critiska philosophien, och det förmenta rena förnuftet, i anledning af Stycken till befrämjande af rätta begrep om philosophien, dess ändamål och närvarande tillstånd, utgifne af herr profess. Boëthius, och tryckte i Upsala 1794. + Om känslan af det sköna och höga. Öfwersättning. + Kantiska så kallade philosophien, ifrån des själfgjorda obegriplighet utweklad, och til sit werkliga innehåll updagad.

      1794 - Uppsala, J. F. Edman, 1794. (4),148 pp. + Uppsala, J. F. Edman, 1795. 8:o. (2),VI,126,(2 blank) pp. + Stockholm, Kumblinska tryckeriet, 1796. 8:o. (2),101,(1) pp. + Stockholm, Kumblinska tryckeriet, 1796. 8:o. (2),63 pp. Contemporary marbled half calf with raised bands, sparsely gilt spine, tan label and sprinkled edges. Spine somewhat faded. Small black inkstain on rear cover. Some foxing. Ink numbering on titles. A couple of significant ruststains in the third work on pp. 55-56 and 69-70. Last work with an inkstain leading to loss of a letter on p. 26. A. Hummel's signatures and bookplate. Nice sammelband from the library of Ericsberg. Four articles in the first work are translated from "Beyträge zur Geschichte der Philosophie" published by Georg Gustav Fülleborn and the fifth article is written by the publisher. The third work is a translation of "Beobachtungen über das Gefühl des Erhabenen und Schönen" 1764. Arvid David Hummel (1778-1836) from Gothenburg, was a man of letters and also an entomologist. Seeking refuge from his creditors he had to go into exile in Russia in 1807, leaving behind an art collection and a library of finely bound volumes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Flora Oxoniensis, exhibens plantas in agro Oxoniensi sponte crescentes, secundum systema sexuale distributas

      Oxonii: typis Academicis. Prostant venales apud Fletcher et Hanwell, et J. Cooke, Oxon. 1794. First edition, xxiv, 422, [16]pp., with a dedication to Sir Joseph Banks and the final errata leaf, nineteenth-century quarter calf, marbled boards, joints cracked and worn. John Sibthorp (1758-1796) graduated at Oxford in 1777 and studied medicine in Edinburgh and Montpellier. He succeeded his father as Sherardian professor of botany at Oxford in 1784 and left England soon after for Gottingen and Vienna, where he studied the Dioscorides manuscript, the Codex Vindoboniensis, and was introduced to Baron Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin to Ferdinand Bauer. Sibthorp planned a botanical tour of Greece and the Levant to identify more accurately the plants named as remedies by Dioscorides and persuaded Bauer to join him as botanical artist, together with Sibthorp's brother-in-law, John Hawkins. Returning to London in 1787, Sibthorp took part in the foundation of the Linnean Society in 1788 and began work on Flora Oxoniensis (published 1794). This is only the second book to be published on the wild plants of an English county, after Ray's catalogue of Cambridge plants. Henrey, 1320; Stafleu TL2 11.933.

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        John Jay writes to his wife as he prepares to negotiate the 1794 "Jay's Treaty" with Great Britain: "How my mission will terminate I cannot yet decide. There is room for hope, and also some for doubt."

      London, July 6, 1794. 7.5" x 9". "Draft Autograph Letter (unsigned), 3 pages, 7.5"" x 9"", London, July 6, 1794, to his wife Sally, concerning his transatlantic journey and safe arrival in England, as well as his hopes for the best in his upcoming treaty negotiations that would become known as ""Jay's Treaty."" A few minor partial separations, expertly repaired, else fine condition. Jays opens with an explanation for not writing more frequently: ?I have been constantly employed in writing letters. The number of applications made to me on subjects unconnected with my public or private affairs, have consumed more time than I could with any convenience spare. Vessels will sail in the course of this week to America, and it is necessary and proper that I should write by then. You have seen me in similar situations before, and how little leisure I had for the pleasure of writing to my particular friends. I am happy however in having a degree of health which enables me to dispatch these incidental affairs with so much expedition as to prevent their accumulating upon me?" Yesterday I had the satisfaction of receiving your kind letter of the 29 May - I thank you for it very cordially - it is the first of yours that has reached me since my arrival- it has added to my consolation -- To be assured that you were all well is a pleasing circumstance - God grant that you may all continue So. I am anxious for a Leisure moment to write to Maria and Nancy- Fody[?] and Mr. [John Jay] Munro, but fear it will not be in my power by this Vessel - Peter is very well and will write to you- his conduct is such as to meet with my approbation. He at present enjoys advantages which few of his age and country meet with ?" I hope & believe he will not neglect them"" Jay then composes a paragraph, which he subsequently crossed out with a single diagonal line: ""So you have had a sad storm, and the poplars are blown down ?" I feel more affected by the apprehension it exerted in your mind, than for any Damage it may have done to our Trees?" I hear also you have had a severe Frost, and that much injury has been done by it - these are disagreeable circumstances -but our Country still has many Blessings."" After he crossed out the paragraph, Jay recomposed his thoughts on the recent storm: ""I feel you Your description of the violent storm and the apprehensions wh[ich] it exerted in y[ou]r mind occasion emotions not easily described. I think it providential that we hastened away as we did, had we sailed two or three Days before on the 29 May we were beyond the its Reach of the storm w[hic]h then prevailed?"but God governs on the ocean as well as on the land, and no events take place without his permission or appointment -""""Has Mr Munro concluded with Col Post - do you know how things go on at Bedford - You know how to write to me in such a manner as that if the Letter sh[oul]d miscarry no Inconveniences will happen- I wrote to you from Falmouth and three[?] from hence[?] - I hope some of those Letters will soon reach you ?" I know now how unhappy anxious you will must be to hear of our safe arrival, and am equally so anxious that Intelligence of it may soon reach You ?" I have given Mr. Scallingood the pleasing Information you mention, I found him an agreeable companion ?" he is still here ?" Mr. Low is gone out of Town ?" Mr Johnsons talks of carrying his family to the federal city & settling there. Mrs. Vaughan's family have been very friendly and attentive ?" How my mission will terminate I cannot yet decide. There is room for hope, and also some for doubt. I wish it was finished that I may again take my place in our little domestic circle?"never I hope to leave it again while I live. However being in the way of my duty I must resign and be composed ?" When you write mention the Date of such Letters as you may receive from me"" Whether Jay completed a final version of this letter is unknown. No letter of this date appears in The Correspondence and Public Papers of John Jay (1893). Columbia University's list of Jay material notes only two letters extant from July 6, 1794, both lengthy missives to Edmund Randolph reporting on a conference with Lord Grenville on June 27.Jay would continue his negotiations with the British government, in an effort to protect American rights as neutral in the ongoing Wars of the French Revolution. Unfortunately for Jay, Alexander Hamilton informed the British that the United States would not make good on a threat to join Sweden and Denmark in a coalition to prevent the British from seizing their ships?"Jay's only real bargaining chip in the negotiations. In November 1794, Jay signed a treaty in which Great Britain gave very little, and actually gained some advantages in trade and other issues the agreement addressed. Although the treaty proved wildly unpopular in the United States, it did guarantee peace between the two nations for a long enough time to allow the U.S. to build up its naval and military power enough to survive the challenge Great Britain would pose during the War of 1812. The letter, as a draft, provides some valuable insights into how Jay composed his thoughts?"evidenced partially in the paragraph concerning the storm she endured while he was still at sea. After writing that he too came close to being caught up in the storm as well, Jay thought better than to needlessly trouble his wife with such thoughts and instead reassured her that they were fortunate to be clear of the storm when it struck. The storm in question struck the northeast on May 22 to 23rd dropping golf ball sized hail from Philadelphia up through New York, flooding streams and rivers and damaging bridges and mills up and down the coast (General Advertiser, Philadelphia, May 24, 1784, 3; Dunlap's American Daily Advertiser, Philadelphia, June 5, 1794, 2)."

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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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        An Universal System of Natural History : Including the Natural History of Man. Volumes I and II

      London : Printed for the proprietor, and sold by Champante 1794 - 2 volumes, Volume I: Man and Volume II: Simia. 1794-1795. 456, 16 pl; 420p., 18 pl. Bound in contemporary 3/4 dark green leather. Gilt spine. 5 raised bands. Marbled boards, page ends, and endpapers. Good binding and cover. Wear to extremities. Hinges repaired. Volume I lacking 4 pl.; Volume II lacking 2 pl. Plates are hand colored in contemporary hand. Scattered foxing. Ebenezer Sibly was an English physician, astrologer and writer on the occult. In this book, in a form of environmental monogenism, Sibly claimed that the White Race was the first on earth: "We must consider white as the stock whence all others have sprung, Adam and Eve and all their posterity, till the time of the deluge were white; in the first age of the world no black nation was to be found on the face of the earth." Sibly believed that humans had not reached Africa until after the dispersal from the Tower of Babel, that the continent's first inhabitants had been white, and that Africans had become dark only as a result of climate. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        United States Register American George Washington Constitution Ratification

      Philadelphia : Printed for Mathew Carey, no. 118, Market-Street., Dec. 4, 1794. - 1794 United States Register American George Washington Constitution Ratification Whiskey Rebellion, John Adams, Tax Laws, Banking Main author: David Hale; John Phillips Ripley Title: The United States register, for the year 1795 ; being the 19–20th of national sovereignty Published: Philadelphia : Printed for Mathew Carey, no. 118, Market-Street., Dec. 4, 1794. Language: English FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding; Pages: complete with all 195 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: Philadelphia : Printed for Mathew Carey, no. 118, Market-Street., Dec. 4, 1794. Size: ~5.75in X 3.75in (14.5cm x 9.5cm) Photos available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Johann Peter Frank`s Abhandlung über eine gesunde Kindererziehung nach medizinischen und physischen Grundsätzen für sorgsame Eltern, besonders für Mütter, denen ihre und ihrer Kinder Gesundheit am Herzen liegt. Observationes medicinalis de una prae caeteris causa, propter quam sanguis e foeminarium utero nimius profluit, atque haec quo modo submoveri debeat. Vollständige Darstellung der medicinischen Kräfte und des Gebrauchs der salzsauren Schwererde.,

      Leipzig, Friedrich Gotthelf Baumgärtner; Berlin, Voss; Berlin, Heinrich August Rottmann, 1794,. - XVI, 95; 48; X, 166 S. Einband berieben und bestoßen. Überzugspapier mit Fehlstellen. S. 13/14 des Hufelandtextes etwas vorgefallen und am Rand knittrig und angeschmutzt. Vorsätze und anschließende Seiten fleckig. Wenige Seiten fleckig. Medizinischer Sammelband. Gutes Leseexemplar. Johann Peter Frank (* 19. März 1745 in Rodalben; † 24. April 1821 in Wien), war ein deutscher Arzt und gilt als Begründer der öffentlichen Hygiene und eines sozialmedizinisch geprägten Gesundheitsdienstes. Johann Peter Frank war das jüngste von dreizehn Kindern eines Gemischtwarenhändlers. Zur Schule ging er in Eußerthal, Rastatt und im lothringischen Bockenheim.[1] Er studierte 1761 Philosophie in Metz, entschied sich aber 1763 dazu, Medizin in Heidelberg und Straßburg zu studieren. Er promovierte 1766 zum Doktor der Medizin in Heidelberg. Nach einer Tätigkeit als Landarzt in Rodalben,Bitsch, Zaisenhausen und Bruchsal wurde Frank Leibarzt des Fürstbischofs von Speyer. Später wurde ihm von diesem die Leitung einer Anstalt in Deidesheim und eines Spitals in Bruchsal übertragen, wo er eine Chriurgenschule errichtete. 1767 heiratete er, seine Frau Katharine starb am Kindbettfieber, der Sohn ein halbes Jahr danach. 1770 heiratete er Marianne Wittlinsbach, die ihm einen Sohn gebar. 1779 veröffentlicht Frank den ersten von sechs Bänden seines Hauptwerkes „System einer vollständigen medicinischen Polizey". Nachdem Frank 1784 eine Professur in Göttingen antrat, wurde er 1785 Professor in Pavia und Generaldirektor des Medizinalwesens in der österreichischen Lombardei. Als Professor am Wiener Allgemeinen Krankenhaus beginnt Frank ab 1795 mit der grundlegenden Modernisierung des Institutes. 1804 wird er mit seinem Sohn Josef Frank an die Kaiserliche Universität Vilnius berufen, wo er ebenfalls moderne Strukturen und Lehrpläne einführt. 1807 bis 1808 schließlich wird Frank Leibarzt des russischen Zaren Alexander I. am Hof in Sankt Petersburg. Frank stirbt 1821 in Wien an den Folgen eines Schlaganfalls und ruht in einem Ehrengrab auf dem Wiener Zentralfriedhof (Gruppe 32 A, Nummer 3). Johann Peter Frank gilt als Pionier auf dem Gebiet der Sozialmedizin sowie des Öffentlichen Gesundheitsdienstes und einer der Begründer des Faches Hygiene als universitäres Fach. Die sechsbändige Veröffentlichung „System einer vollständigen medicinischen Polizey" ist sein Hauptwerk. Sein Eintreten für eine bessere Ausbildung von Ärzten, Schwestern und Hebammen, einer besseren Finanzierung des Gesundheitswesens, sowie sein Eintreten für ein verpflichtendes Medizinstudium der Wiener Chirurgen machten aus Frank einen als unbequem geltenden Zeitgenossen. Frank trat für eine grundlegende Verbesserung der Hygiene in öffentlichen Gebäuden, mehr Licht in Krankensälen, Grünanlagen in Städten, Sport und Gymnastik in Schulen und Pausen in den Arbeitszeiten ein. Er scheute sich auch nicht, dies den Herrschern, für die er tätig war, deutlich zu machen. Alexander von Humboldt sagte über ihn: „(Ich) gestehe, daß selten ein Mann solchen Eindruck auf mich gemacht hat." (Wikipedia) "Strack: Karl St., Arzt, geboren in Mainz am 17. Februar 1722 und in Aschaffenburg als kurfürstlicher Hof- und Regierungsrath am 10. October [486] 1805 verstorben, studirte außer in seiner Vaterstadt noch in Paris, Berlin und Erfurt. Am letztgenannten Orte promovirte er 1747 mit der Abhandlung: „De mechanismo, effectu, usu respirationis sanae", ließ sich darauf in Mainz als Arzt nieder, wurde 1754 Professor der Chirurgie, 1763 der Physiologie und Pathologie, 1782 der Chemie, erhielt 1784 den obengenannten Titel und siedelte bei Verlegung der Mainzer Universität nach Aschaffenburg hierher über, wo er bis an sein Lebensende verblieb. St. war auch schriftstellerisch in hervorragendem Maaße thätig. Zahlreiche Dissertationen, akademische Gelegenheitsreden, größere und kleinere, selbständige und Journalabhandlungen rühren von ihm her, deren Verzeichniß sich in dem untengenannten Buche, bezw. den dort angegebenen Quellen findet. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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