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      Luneburg: Sternische Buchdruckerey, 1794. n. Hardcover. 219 x 137 mm (8 5/8 x 5 3/8"). 4 p.l., 124 leaves; 197 leaves; [1] leaf (half title), 126 leaves, [1] leaf (index). (Five leaves misnumbered; numbers 73 and 74 omitted from first work, but signatures indicate nothing missing.) Three parts in one volume. BEAUTIFUL ENGRAVED REPOUSSÉ SILVER BINDING (probably 18th century German), covers with a beaded border surrounding a broad ornate frame featuring flowers, volutes, and cherubs, this frame enclosing a central medallion portraying a scene from the Old Testament (Jacob greeting Esau on the upper cover, Rachel at the well on the lower), spine divided into three compartments by beaded frames, the top with a grotesque face surrounded by flowers and arabesques, the middle featuring Moses with the Ten Commandments, and the bottom with the device for Faith, Hope, and Charity framed by volutes, silver head- and tail guards (in the form of a winged cherub) extending from the backstrip over a short portion of the top and bottom of the text block, two silver clasps depicting a male and a female saint (presumably recased, perhaps in the 19th century). With printer's device on title pages, and 64 woodcut illustrations (measuring approximately 80 x 110 mm.) of biblical scenes. Title page backed. Front hinge cracked (causing a little looseness, though everything still intact), leaves rather soiled from use, two leaves with tears from fore edge into text (affecting two lines of text, the tears secured at fore edge with transparent tape), third part of the volume a bit dampstained, final leaf reattached, its verso with loss of approximately half a column of text along the gutter; not without condition problems, but the text fresh, and THE ORIGINAL SPLENDID BINDING STILL WELL PRESERVED, the silver lustrous and altogether pleasing. This is a fine and especially elaborate example of a sophisticated German Baroque silver binding, crafted with great expertise and artistry, and almost certainly the product of an Augsburg atelier. In his survey of the silver bindings in the J. R. Abbey collection, Hayward notes that "in the 17th and 18th centuries, bindings were more frequently decorated with embossed subjects taken from the Scriptures, and it is probable that many of these were executed in Augsburg, where there was a large production of plaques embossed with religious subjects intended for mounting on small house altars. These plaques were similar in size and shape to the cover of a book, and both could therefore have been conveniently and economically produced in the same shop." Our binding, with its riotously ornate frames, high relief, and carefully realized detail, is similar to items #13, 17, 18, and 19 in the Abbey collection, all from the late Baroque period that Hayward credits with producing "the most finely-worked book-covers in the Abbey Collection." The embossed figures in the foreground here are beautifully rendered, and the engraved backgrounds-including people, distant cities, date trees, and rather comical camels-add animation, interest, and perspective to the vignettes. Like the other bindings of this period described by Hayward, it "is a very typical example of the last phase of German baroque ornament. The embossing . . . is in high relief and gives a most sumptuous effect.".

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        A New and General Map of the Middle Dominions belonging to the United States of America.

      Laurie & Whittle, London 1794 - Size : 490x668 (mm), 19.25x26.25 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring

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      London: Printed by J. Smeeton for R. Blamire, 1794. FIRST EDITION n. Hardcover. Very Ornate Provincial Morocco, Done by Thomas Bewick's Binder and Tenant. 295 x 229 mm (11 5/8 x 9"). 4 p.l. (the first blank), 120 pp. FIRST EDITION. EXTREMELY HANDSOME DARK BLUE STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, ELABORATELY DECORATED IN GILT AND BLIND, BY LUBBOCK OF NEWCASTLE (their ticket on front free endpaper), covers with intricate frame in gilt and blind (featuring stippling, fleurons, drawer handles, wreaths, etc.), large central panel of an unusual design with a blind-stamped lozenge at center and horizontal blindstamped bars above and below, all enclosed by double gilt fillets (to form a large "I" with a convex vertical element); raised bands, spine panels with gilt- or blind-tooled fleurons; wide, densely gilt turn-ins with inlaid red morocco cornerpieces, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With a modern fore-edge painting showing three landscape vignettes--castle ruins, an arched bridge, and a castle by the sea--surrounded by colorful volutes, fruits, and cornucopia. With 13 sepia-tone engravings of Welsh castles and scenery after J. Smith. Front pastedown with engraved armorial bookplate of Ravensworth Castle; title page with ink ownership inscription of T. H. Liddell (see below). Abbey "Scenery" 513. Corners and extremities a little rubbed, joints slightly flaked (but well masked with dye), faint offsetting from engravings, otherwise a fine copy, the binding lustrous and without significant wear, and the text and plates with only the most trivial imperfections. This is an exceptional example of English provincial bookbinding of the period. According to Nixon, William Lubbock of Newcastle upon Tyne (fl. 1798-1822) was "one of the few members of the provincial English book-trade in the early 19th century who carried out his own binding." Samples of his work, which was often elaborately tooled in a bold design, may be seen in Oldaker (#32), Schiff (IV, 48), Nixon's "Five Centuries" (#87), and the Ramsden collection at the British Library (shelfmark c151g3). Lubbock's major customer was engraver Thomas Bewick, from whom he rented a workshop. According to Bewick authority Nigel Tattersfield, Lubbock's "bindings display a refreshingly idiosyncratic use of unusual ornamental tools and contrasting leathers, but his enthusiasm for diced russia [thankfully not used here] means that few examples of his bibliopegic art have survived." Our research has not uncovered another Lubbock binding featuring a fore-edge painting, although he was working during the period when such embellishment was enjoying great popularity (our painting is clearly more recent than the binding, and although charming, it does not contain a significant portion of the value here). The present volume is an early poetic effort by William Sotheby (1757-1833), who is better known for his fine translations of "Oberon" and "Georgics." The very atmospheric verse is accompanied by appropriately brooding scenes of romantic landscapes. The work was owned by, and was likely bound for, coal magnate Thomas Henry Liddell, 1st Baron Ravensworth (1775-1855), who served as High Sheriff of Northumberland and as a member of Parliament. Produced for such a prominent client and reflecting high standards of material, decoration, and workmanship, this binding clearly attests to the binder's expertise as well as the patron's considerable wealth.

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        Vögelisegg, Sicht über den Bodensee, Originaltitel:VUE DU FAMEUSE SITUATION DE VÖGELISGG, Dediee a Monsieur J.Zellweger Seignieur Landamann Canton Appenzell des Rhodes exterieures,

      St.Gallen 1794,. kolorierte Kupferradierung, 25.6x40.4cm, fachmännisch restauriert, engrandig, Papier gebräunt,. rare view from Appenzell towards the Lake of Constance,

      [Bookseller: Graphica-Antiqua Stich-Galerie Osvald]
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        The History and Antiquities of Shenstone in the County of Stafford illustrated together with the Pedigrees of all the Families and Gentry both Antient and Modern of that Parish

      J. Nichols 1794 - 4to. pp. xv, [1], 365, [1]+ frontis. (Complete). First Edition. Rebound in half deep red morocco with raised bands and gilt ornaments in compartments. Marbled boards. Internally crisp and fresh condition - all edges gilt. Last leaf cut short by approx. 1" (no text affected) A Superior Fresh & Clean copy. By the Late Reverend Henry Sanders, BA of Oriel College, Oxford and Thirteen years Curate of Shenstone. ESTC 69210 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      G.G. And J. Robinson 1794 - 1794. Very good condition with no wrapper. According to the Present Practice; Being a Complete Guide to All Housekeepers on a Plan Entirely New Consisting of 38 Chapters. 12 b/w illustrations of Bills of Fare. Modern tan full leather binding with red title label and gilt title to spine. xx + 564 pages. Bookplate of Eleanor Lowenstein to front cover, the author of 'The Bibliography Of American Cookery Books 1742-1860'. First few pages are a little browned at edges, contents in general very good indeed. In a very handsome binding. [S] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Breve Instruccion del Metodo y Practica de los Quatro Juicios, Civil.

      1794 - Scarce Eighteenth-Century "Institutes" of Spanish Law Alcaraz y Castro, Isidoro. Breve Instruccion del Metodo y Practica de los Quatro Juicios, Civil Ordinario, Sumario de Particion, Executivo, Y General de Concurso de Acreedores: Anotados con las Especies mas Ocurrentes en los Tribunales. Util Para los Pasantes de la Juntas de Practica, Y Abogados Principiantes. Madrid: En la Imp. de la Viuda, E Hijo de Marin, 1794. [xii], 271, [1] pp. Two parts in one volume with continuous pagination; the second part is titled: Breve Instruccion del Metodo, Y Practica de los Quatro Juicios Criminales. Quarto (8" x 6"). Contemporary sheep treated to look like tree calf, lettering piece, gilt fillets and gilt ornaments to spine. Some rubbing to extremities, a few minor scuffs and stains to boards, corners bumped, front endleaves lacking, about 1/4 inch trimmed from foot of title page. Toning, faint dampspotting in places, tiny dampstains to title page. Brief annotations to front pastedown and rear endleaf, interior otherwise clean. * Fourth edition. Divided into two parts, each with four sections, this is an elementary textbook on Spanish law similar (in overall conception) to the Institutes of Justinian. In his preface Castro says his principal sources were Vela, Molina, Gregorio Lopez, Acevedo, Barbosa, Gutierrez, Rodriguez, Acosta, Parladorio and Antonio Gomez. First published in 1762, this book went through four more editions in 1770, 1781, 1794 and 1828. All are scarce and rarely found in North America. Of all editions, OCLC locates 5 copies, all of the 1781, two in law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress). We also located a copy of the fifth edition at UC-Berkeley law library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Solitude considered with respect to its influence upon the Mind and the Heart. Written originally in German . Translated from the French of J. B. Mercier. The third edition.

      Printed for C. Dilly, in the Poultry, London: 1794 - . With a fine fore-edge painting hand painted by Martin Frost in 2006 depicting an eighteenth century scene of "St. Mary’s Abbey, York." Signed by the artist and with a presentation label describing the scene. 8vo. x, 402 pp. Engraved frontispiece by Singleton. Modern full crushed chocolate brown Oasis morocco, raised bands, gilt spine title, all edges gilt, bound by David Weinstein. Two former ownership signatures. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Memorandums &c. &c. respecting the Unprecedented Treatment which the Army have met with respecting Plunder taken after a Siege, and of which the Navy serving with the Army divided their more than Ample Share, now Fourteen Years since.

      London, [For the Author], 1794 - Octavo (230 × 140 mm). Stitched as issued, unopened and untrimmed, preserved in brown cloth drop-back box with Plexiglas window in the upper panel Light browning, else very good. First Edition. "Concerning capture of Charleston and sale of American property" (Howes). Clinton's reputation rests "almost entirely on his service in the American War of Independence [which was] almost always marred by his inability, by what historians have come to see as a disordered personality, to work well with other generals and admirals and to carry out his own plans" (ODNB). Clinton's falling out with Admiral Arbuthnot over the latter's refusal to co-ordinate with his plans was perhaps a key element in the British defeat in America which he here addresses by way of what might be considered a fringe issue. It formed part of Clinton's "destructive pamphlet war" by which he hoped to reclaim his reputation, but as the main subject of this attack, Arbuthnot, died around the time of its issue, it was withdrawn which goes some way to accounting for its scarcity. Howes C-495; not in Sabin. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Africa, with All Its States, Kingdomes, Republics, Regions, Island &c. Improved and inlarged from D'Anville's map to which have been added a particular chart of the Gold Coast [on an inset larger scale map] wherein are distinguished all the european forts and factories by S. Boulton and also a summary description relative to the trade and natural produce, manners and customs of the African continent and islands

      Robert Laurie & James Whittle, London 1794 - A fascinating late eighteenth-century wall map of Africa, after one of France's greatest cartographers Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville was the spiritual successor to Guillaume De L'Isle in the sense that he maintained the rigorous standard for accuracy that De L'Isle had established. D'Anville was the last French mapmaker to establish an international reputation superior to all his contemporaries, as witnessed by the respect shown by English cartographers and publishers during an era when the two countries were often at war and always hostile to one another. This excellent map of Africa, an English edition with revisions of D'Anville by Laurie & Whittle, was issued when the European appetite for exploration and colonization of the continent was just getting underway. By this time there were well over fifty fort/trading posts on the western and southeastern coasts representing various European nations, but there had been almost no penetration of the interior (these European `forts & factories' on the Gold Coast are shown in close up on Boulton's inset map). With the gradual outlawing of the slave trade by most civilized nations, interest in the vast interior regions greatly increased as whites sought other profitable resources, and Catholic and Protestant missionaries bravely evangelised. The peoples of Africa proved much more diverse and intriguing than ever imagined, and some of the discoveries in this regard are included in the extensive texts that are interspersed amongst the geographic features shown on the map. Copper-engraved map, on four joined sheets, with original outline colour, some splits to old folds, small tears at margins, one with slight loss, overall in good condition.

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      1794 - LOCKE, John, (ed. John WYNNE). AN ABRIDGEMENT OF MR. LOCKE'S ESSAY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING. Boston: Printed by Manning & Loring for J. White, Thomas & Andrews, D. West, E. Larkin, J. West, and the Proprietor of the Boston Bookstore, 1794. First American edition. 250 pp., A6 - W6 (last page blank). 12mo., brown calf with gilt spine rules and gilt red morocco spine label. Joints cracked, spine shallowly chipped at heel and crown, corners and edges worn. Label gilt lettering slightly rubbed. Light to moderate occasional foxing. Offset tanning to title page. Ink ownership dated "June '97" to blank recto preceding title page. Overopened at title page; contents page through p. 10 partially detached. The last four blank pages are dampstained. The only 18th century edition published in America; the full text was not published in America until 1803. Benjamin Franklin called it 'the best Book of Logick in the World" [LCP First American Editions Exhibit (1984)]. Evans 21227. Quite scarce.

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        Politics for the People: or, a Salmagundy for Swine

      London: for D.I. Eaton 1794 - Original boards, quarter leather. Front hinge separating and nearly detached; boards quite worn, with rear detached; foxing dampstaining and general wear to boards; interior very good and intact. A compilation of radical publisher Daniel I. Eaton's 18th century political pamphlets, in book form. Eaton was Tom Paine's publisher (among others) and was himself convicted of treason. An interesting and unusual book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      New York, Printed by T. and J. Swords, 1794. - XII, 276 pp. (of 288). Original printed front wrappers. Lacking the back wrapper, plan and last 6 leaves (of which 1 blank). The plan is supplied in facsimile. With the half title. Except for the stated defects a very good copy in the original state. Additional photos on our web site. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The People's Ancient and Just Liberties Asserted, in the Trial of William Penn, & William Mead. At the Sessions held at the Old Bailey, in London . . . [in] September, 1670. Against the most Arbitrary Procedure of that Court

      Sheffield: Printed for the Constitutional Society By J. Crome, Jan. 1794, 1794. Modern gray wraps, light browning, else a very good copy, 26 pages; four copies in ESTC, one in this country, none in a law library A rare provincial tract issued as the events of the French Revolution swirled throughout England, extolling the courage of William Penn's jury and reprinting portions of his trial, together with selections from Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights

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      - (Corresponde a los tomos 5 y 6 de la obra Elementos de Veterinaria de Malats. Madrid, Imprenta de Benito Cano, 1794, 16x21, 2 tomos: I- 2 hojas, XL-259 págs. Falto de 1 lámina desplegable. II- Portada, XIII-427 págs. 2 láminas desplegables. Encuadernados en plena piel de época con lomeras cuajadas en oro, tejuelos y ruedas doradas en planos y cantos. Papel limpio con amplios márgenes, muy bien conservados. (A finales del siglo XVIII el entonces subdirector del Real Colegio de Veterinaria de Madrid, Hipólito Estévez, publica en dos tomos la obra Elementos de veterinaria. Exterior del caballo, que firma como suya. Sin embargo, el texto no es de creación propia, sino una traducción casi literal de los escritos de Claude Bourgelat. Pese al plagio de Estévez se trata de una obra de inmensa trascendencia en la historia de la veterinaria y la hípica). (52348).

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        Platilobium formosum

      London, 1794. Handcoloured engraving, 235 x147mm, framed. A charming hand coloured engraving from the first illustrated book on Australian flowers - John Edward Smith's {i A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland.} This plant is commonly named 'Orange Flat-pea'.The {i Specimen of the Botany of New Holland }contains the first illustrations of a number of Australian species. According to a note in the preface the drawings on which the fine hand-coloured plates were based were done in the colony by John White, the Surgeon-General and a keen amateur natural history artist and collector. The illustrations were prepared not only from drawings supplied from Sydney but also from the "most copious and finely preserved collection of dried specimens…" that came with them from New South Wales. James Edward Smith was one of the leading naturalists in England and the author of several outstanding botanical books. In 1788 he founded, and was the first President of, the Linnean Society which became a meeting place for botanists and a significant reference source as Smith had, for the Society, acquired the collections and library of the famous Swedish naturalist, Linnaeus. Sir Joseph Banks was a close colleague of Smith, and James Sowerby (1740 1803), the artist of this superb plate, was one of the foremost botanical artists, who exhibited frequently at the Royal Academy. The collaboration between these great naturalists ensured that Australia's first illustrated flower book was among the finest of the period.

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        Dictionnaire françois-suédois et suédois - françois. Fransyskt och swenskt samt swenskt och fransyskt lexicon. 4 Bände und ein Register in einem Band.

      Andersen Jac. Nordstrom. 1794 - 1795., Stockholm, - 23 x 17 x 8 cm. 263 /873/983 /594/ 94 S. Bücher. 12000 g. Priv3. (LX). Guter Zustand / Good condition. Schönes Exemplar, nur die Vorsätze mit braunem Rand.

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      [Philadelphia: Childs and Swaine, ]. 1794 - 7pp. Original blue-grey wrappers, stitched as issued. Lightly soiled. Very good, untrimmed. In a half morocco box. This copy bears the ownership signature on the front wrapper of Stephen Row Bradley. Bradley (1754-1830) graduated from Yale and served in the Continental Army and in a variety of judicial and political posts in Vermont before becoming the first United States Senator from that state, in 1791. He served in that position until 1795, and again in the U.S. Senate from 1801 to 1813, as a Democratic Republican. A very rare report and a remarkably frank and candid assessment from Secretary of War Henry Knox regarding conflicts with Indians on the frontier, especially in Ohio Territory and Georgia. With a candor that no modern Defense Secretary could approach, Knox lays much of the blame for conflicts with frontier tribes at the feet of unruly, grasping Americans: "The desires of too many frontier White people to seize by force or fraud upon the neighbouring Indian lands has been, and still continues to be, an unceasing cause of jealousy and hatred on the part of the Indians, and it would appear upon a calm investigation that until the Indians can be quieted upon this point and rely with confidence upon the protection of their lands by the United States, no well grounded hope of tranquility can be entertained. The encroachment of White people is incessantly watched, and in unguarded moments, they are murdered by the Indians. Revenge is sought and the innocent frontier people are too frequently involved as victims in the cruel contest. This appears to be a principal cause of Indian Wars.It seems that our own experience would demonstrate the propriety of endeavouring to preserve a pacific conduct in preference to a hostile one with the Indian tribes. The United States can get nothing by an Indian war, but they risque men, money and reputation. As we are more powerful and more enlightened than they are, there is a responsibility of national character, that we should treat them with kindness and even liberality. It is a melancholy reflection that our modes of population have been more destructive to the Indian natives than the conduct of the Conquerors of Mexico and Peru. The evidence of this is the utter extirpation of nearly all the Indians in most populous parts of the Union." Knox does not directly blame the United States government for the past treatment of the Indians or for the conduct of settlers on the frontier, but he encourages the President to continue the practice of making treaties with the tribes, and also recommends the construction of more forts on the frontier, especially along the boundaries with Indian tribes. Knox also encourages the tribes to be proactive in handing over members responsible for the killing of whites, in order to dampen reprisals from settlers. Washington, in transmitting the report, observes: "I feel confidence that Congress will devise such constitutional and efficient measures as shall be adequate to the great objects of preserving our treaties with the Indian tribes, and of affording an adequate protection to our frontiers." NAIP locates only three copies, at the Library of Congress, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Boston Athenaeum. A fascinating review of American Indian policy in the early days of the Republic. Rare, and with a significant provenance, from a Democratic-Republican Senator from Vermont. EVANS 29776. NAIP w027116.

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        A Narrative of the Campaign in India, which terminated the war with Tippoo Sultan, in 1792.

      Printed by W.Bulmer and Co. and sold by G. Nicol, London 1794 - 4to. Pp xv, 300. 9 engraved plates and maps - many folding, all as called for. Half calf, marbled boards. Spine rubbed and with loss to head. Corners worn. A tight, sound copy, internally fresh. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Practische Beobachtungen über den Betrieb des Grubenbaues auf Flötzgebirgen, besonders der Kupferschiefern. Zum Unterricht der Bergwerks-Eleven zu Rothenburg bestimmt.

      Berlin Himburg 1794 - XVI, 238 S. Dekorativer Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. - Selten. - Hoover 892. - Humpert 4072. - Egelmann, Bibl. mech. - techn. 436. - Dorn 388 (Vignette, dieser Titel nicht aufgeführt). - "In Paragraphen mit jeweils nachfolgenden Erklärungen gegliedertes Lehrbuch über die diversen Aspekte des Grubenbergbaus wie Gebirsgsarten, Schachtzimmerung, Förderung, Wetterführung und Wasserausförderung. Die Titelvignette stammt von Johann Wilhelm Meil, datiert 1780. Dargestellt ist eine Frauenfigur (wohl Göttin Kybele) mit Mauerkrone und Schlüssel vor einem Löwenpaar. Diese Vignette wurde vom Verleger Himburg seit 1781 für mehrere Werke über Mineralien und Bergbau verwendet" (vgl. Antiquariat Koch Berlin, Katalog 314, S. 106 ff.). - Gutes Ex., Text fleckenfrei, Vorsätze leimschattig, Innendeckel mit Fehlstellen des Bezugspapiers.

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        Land Grant: To Solomon Bevier 109 acres in the Town of Chemung along the southern bank of the Tioga River opposite the Great New Town island ... [Chemung County, NY]

      1794. "Approved of by the Commissioners of the Land Office and passed the Secretary's office the 13th. day of May 1794." Signed by Robert Harpur, D. Secr'y. Then folded up and sealed with a green ribbon attached to the Great Seal of New York. Then signed by Geo Clinton. 10 1/2" x 18 1/4" plus wax pendant seal. The document has split into two sections with some damage to text. In need of conservation. ONE OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS OF UNITED STATES FOURTH VICE PRESIDENT UNITED STATES FIRST GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK STATE "Robert Harpur (January 25, 1731 Ballybay, County Monaghan, Ireland - 1825) was an American teacher, politician, pioneer, and landowner who settled in the Binghamton, New York area. He came to the colonies in 1761 via Scotland. He was a teacher of mathematics at Columbia University (known then as Kings College). One of his prized pupil was Alexander Hamilton while he studied there in 1774.[1] Harpur served in various capacities in the New York government during the American Revolution. He was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1777 to 1784. He was Deputy Secretary of State under John Morin Scott and Lewis Allaire Scott from 1778 to 1795. In the spring of 1795 Robert Harpur with his 2nd wife Myra and family moved west along the Susquehanna River settling near Belden Brook on his Warren Patent which is near present day Harpursville, NY.[2]" Harpursville, New York in Eastern Broome County, New York was named after him. Additionally, Harpur College, now Binghamton University was also named for him. Reference - Wikipedia. .

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        Miscellaneous Poems. The Illustrious Friends; Address to Music and Poesy, &c. &c.

      London: Printed for W. Miller. 1794 - FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. 4to, 245 x 190 mms., pp. xiv [xv Contents, xvi blank], 158, including list of subscribers, recently rebound in quarter calf, raised bands between gilt rules, morocco label, marbled boards; text washed but remains of large stain (approximately one quarter of each leaf, lower left-hand corner) persist to about page 66. With the contemporary autograph of the M. P., Edward Monckton, one of the subscribers, on the title-page. Monckton also subscribed to Leigh Hunt's Juvenilia (1803). Ashby is unknown to ODND, but he was a native of Bungay, and many of the subscribers are from East Anglia. The poems include "Reply to the Goitre," "The Captive Fly," "The Anniversary of Belinda's Birth-Day," and concludes with "Address to Music and Poesy." One poem, "Event in Scotland," seems curiously mis-named, as it is a rape narrative, in which a Youth, who "glows with wild desire" pursues the daughter of Acasto, a Scottish laird (apparently), who, in repelling him, throws herself off a precipice to her death. Whether this alludes to an actual "event" (hence the title) or is intended to be an allegory in the manner of the next poems, "Bride-Cake; An Allegorical Vision" is unclear. ESTC T39429 locates copies in BL, Cambridge, Bodleian; American Philosophical Society, Princeton, Minnesota, Yale. OCLC adds Indiana and National Library of Australia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Age of Reason, Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology.

      Paris: Printed by Barrois Second Year of the French Republic 1794 - 8vo, (ii), 117, (1) pp. Contemporary manuscript annotations to the first third of the book, mostly approving but with several pages struck through with a single vertical line, and with a previous binder having trimmed the pages with the loss of a few words from this marginalia. Recent half calf, marbled sides. Gimbel p24. An early printing of the first part of this famous work - the second part was published the following year. First printed by Barrois and published in London, an edition also appeared in Boston. All early editions are scarce.

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        L'Aurelien: ou histoire naturelle des Chenilles, Chrysalides, Phalenes et Papillons Anglois;

      - avec les plantes dont ils se nourissent; et le detail exact de leurs differents changemens, des endroits qu'ils frequentent dans l'etat ailé, et de leurs noms vulgaires ou scientifiques donnés et etablis par la Societé des Aureliens Anglois. Londres, J. Edwards, 1794. Folio (400 x 315mm). pp. 145, (4), with handcoloured engraved title (within a fine garland of beautiful flowers and butterflies), 1 handcoloured engraved anatomical plate and 44 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary green straight grained morocco, later rebacked spine in 7 compartments with gilt lines and lettering, sides with richly gilt border, inside dentelles, gilt edges. "The most celebrated of all the early works about butterflies and moths" (Salmon, The Aurelian legacy p. 115). First issue of the third edition of this beautifully illustrated work which went through a number of editions, a last edition appeared as late as 1840. ". Instead of the English and French texts appearing in double columns as in the previous edition they have been printed on opposite sides of the leaves so that the English text precedes and the French follows each plate ." (Lisdney 234)."Very little is known of the life of Moses Harris. By his own admission he was poorly educated; nevertheless, he became the leading entomologist of the eighteenth century and was certainly one of the best entomological artists. He seems to have collected extensively in the south-east of England. His greatest skills, however, were certainly painting and engraving. His standards of engraving were very high and he insisted on a high degree of accuracy. His illustrations were in constant demand by other authors. One of the eighteenth century's finest entomologists, Harris was an enthusiastic collector from an early age; he tells us he was just twelve years old when first taken to a meeting of the Aurelian Society, one of the first entomological societies. In the published work, each of the plates is dedicated to a subscriber. To publish such a work was an expensive undertaking and good subscribers were necessary, not only for their funding, but also because of the hope that they would attract others" (Gilbert, Butterfly Collectors and Painters pp. 46 & 110)."Harris drew his specimens from life, and like Wilkes, must have reared many of them for he is scrupulous in showing the early stages of his subjects, sometimes at different stages of development. His arrangements are chosen for their aesthetic qualities, with moths, butterflies and other insects all thrown together, often with vases of flowers and other unrelated objects. But their eye-catching effect and fidelity to life is undeniable, and his beautifully coloured plates have given pleasure to entomologists and non-entomologists alike for nearly two and a half centuries" (Salmon p. 116).The colouring of this very fresh and clean copy is outstanding.Hagen I, 341; Nissen ZBI, 1835; Lisney 234. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Catalogue of the Books, Belonging to the Friends of Leeds Particular Meeting

      Printed by J. Binns, 1794. Small 8vo, 23pp., stitched as issued in orig. marbled paper wrappers, a fine copy. This extremely rare catalogue was no doubt printed in only a few copies to be given to the society members and it appears that no other editions were issued. It opens with the rules of the Friends' library which were settled by the Preparative Meeting on 31st August 1794, these state that the books are to be kept under the care of David Jepson, also the time allowed for reading such volumes: folio 8 weeks, quarto 6 weeks, octavo 4 weeks, duodecimo 3 weeks and a pamphlet 1 week. The books are listed by title without date and the author is seldom given, they are categorised by size and total approximately 290 titles - an additional 5 titles have been added in a contemporary hand. The printer of the catalogue, John Binns senior, had taken over the business of J. Wilson in 1769. At the time this work was published, he was trading in Briggate, Leeds as a bookseller and binder, printer, music seller, and sometime author. Smith, Friends' books, I. 384; The only other copy recorded is that of the Library of the Society of Friends, London, which is located by Copac and ESTC, no copy recorded by OCLC.

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

      London: Author, 1794 On Which are carefully laid down all the direct and principal Cross Roads, the Course of the Rivers and Navigable Canals, Cities, Market and Borough Towns, Parishes and most considerable hamlets, parks, Forests etc... In contemporary brown leather covers, decorative gilt tooling to edges, a little worn and bumped to corners and edges. Spine might have been relaid some time ago, gilt tooling, title in gilt to black leather label, edges very lightly rubbed. Internally, blue marbled end papers, remains of poorly removed bookplate to front paste down, title and dedication pages are engraved, 81 maps including the colored General Map, 85 pp, index followed by a 3 page list of subscribers. 30*24cm folio. A lovely copy, clean tight and untrimmed! (ESTC T149022)Cary whose firm's cartographic output was prolific and diverse, ranging through maps, plans, atlases, astronomical and educational works, road-books (including works based on surveys by Aaron Arrowsmith the elder, who probably trained him), guides, and globes. See ODNB.

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        Bibliotheca Graeca et Latina ... cum delectu editionum tam primariarum, principum et rarissimarum, quam etiam optimarum, splendidissimarum atque nitidissimarum. Editio altera cum emendationibus auctoris.

      Berlin, J. F. Unger, 1794.. 8vo (19.5 : 11.5 cm). XXIV, (2), 390, (16) p. (last 2 blank). Contemporary half-calf, spine with black label decently gilt.. Posthumously published second edition, first printed in 1784 by Unger as well. Catalogue of an excellent library of classical authors including numerous ,editiones principes' and ,primariae' in finest condition, often printed on large paper or vellum. The collection was purchased in 1790 by George John, Second Earl Spencer. It became a founding stone of his Althorp Library and thus in 1892 of the John Rylands Library, Manchester. The collector, an Austro-Hungarian diplomat, polylinguist and ,bibliognost' (Bogeng), had died in 1793. The present copy bears the crowned stamp of the famous Holsteinborg castle library dispersed from 1926 onwards. - Petzholdt, p. 684; Bogeng, Die großen Bibliophilen, p. 447 f. - A bit rubbed, mild overall browning. A large copy.

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        Notes historiques sur l'armée des Pyrénées Orientales.

      Finales s. XVIII, principios s. XIX. - Manuscrito autógrafo no firmado (portada de otra mano), 118 páginas en 4º dentro de una carpeta rígida del siglo XIX. Fascinante documento que comienza con el nombramiento del autor como representante del pueblo, cerca del Ejército de los Pirineos Orientales, por el Comité de Salud Pública, el 9 del Fructidor del año II (26 de agosto de 1794). A continuación, se describe día a día la guerra en Cataluña hasta el 13 de Fructidor del año III (30 de agosto de 1795), con abundantes copias de la correspondencia con los generales (Dugommier) y con el Comité de Salud Pública (entrega de Bellegarde del que Delbrel quiere cambiar el nombre por "Sur-Libre"; negociaciones con España reclamando el regreso de los dos hijos de Luís XVI con la constitución por parte de Luís XII de un reino personal dentro de sus provincias del norte, los problemas de suministro, los agricultores prefiriendo ocultarlo antes que recibir asignados; narración de las victorias del 27 y 30 de Brumario del año III (17 i 20 de noviembre de 1794) ganadas por Augereau, Pérgnon y Víctor, pero con la muerte de Dugommier; nombramiento de Perignon como comandante en jefe con detalles curiosos, tomas de Figueras y Rosas.) insertadas en el texto así como consideraciones generales (página 114, "la Revolución del 9 de Termidor, que podría haber sido tan ventajosa para la República tuvo resultados bien desastrosos para los ejércitos ."). Pierre Delbrel (Moissac 1764 - 1846), diputado de la Convención, enviado en misión primero al Ejército del Norte y después al de los Pirineos Orientales, había votado por la muerte de Luís XVI en suspensión. Elegido seguidamente diputado a los Quinientos, se opuso al 18 de Brumario, y salvado de la deportación por Murat. Dejó notas históricas publicadas por Aulard en 1893, un cuadro de su trayectoria política y militar publicada en Moissac en 1836 y numerosos informes y discursos en la Convención y en el Consejo de los Quinientos. El presente manuscrito fue compuesto a partir del año VII (1798-1799). (véase página 115).

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        Untitled] London - Oxford Street - West End.

      London 1794-95 - Mount size: 735 × 1170 mm. Fine condition. 2 sheets conjoined. Copperplate engraving with later hand colour. Towards the end the of the eighteenth century London was undergoing a period of rapid growth and expansion, and developers and gentleman landowners had an urgent need for an up to date, detailed and accurate large scale plan of London. The last real attempt to do so was John Roque's wonderful plan in 1740 - a new large plan was clearly needed. John Horwood saw the need for such a plan, and began planning his map in the early 1790's. By the end of the decade he had acquired enough money, via subscription, to commence his survey, but not enough to complete it. He secured a loan to complete the survey from the Phoenix Fire Office, on the clear understanding that a precondition of the loan was to dedicate the map to them. What makes Horwood's plan so special is that every property is shown individually. This plan covers 'The West End'; Oxford Street, Grosvenor Square, Bond Street, Edgware Road, Hannover Square, Berkley Square, Jermyn Street &c.

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        F.A. von Humboldt's Aphorismen aus der chemischen Physiologie der Pflanzen, aus dem Lateinischen ubersetzt von G. Fisher, nebst einigen Zusatzen von Herrn dr. und prof. Hedwing; und einer Vorrede von Herrn dr. und prof. Christ Friedr Ludwig.

      Voss Und Compagnie, Leipzig 1794 - xx,206pp. Old boards, rubbed. More on request.

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        Bibliotheca graeca et latina [.] quas usui meo paravi Periergus Deltophilus. Editio altera cum emendationibus auctoris.

      Berlin Johann Friedrich Unger 1794 - XXIV S., 1 Bl., 390 S., 7 Bl., 1 weißes Bl. 8° (21,5 x 13 cm). Rotes Halbmaroquin der Zeit mit Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. Hervorragend gedrucktes Verzeichnis der berühmten Sammlung des österreichischen Diplomaten Graf Reviczky (1737-1793) mit Nebentitel "Catalogue de la bibliothèque du Comte de Rewiczky", die Erstausgabe war 1784 in kleiner Auflage ebenfalls bei Unger gedruckt worden. Teils mit kundigen Kommentaren in französischer Sprache. "Der Graf Reviczky hatte hauptsächlich Ausgaben der griechischen und römischen Schriftsteller gesammelt und dabei eine Reihe ihrer Editiones principes und primariae zusammengebracht, die [.] in solcher annähernden Vollständigkeit kaum jemals in einer Privatbibliothek vorhanden gewesen waren. Wozu noch kam, daß der Graf auch erfolgreich dem Bibliophilensport des tadellosesten Exemplares gehuldigt hatte" (Bogeng, Die großen Bibliophilen, 448). 1790 wurde die Sammlung geschlossen an den Earl of Spencer verkauft, dem damit die eigentliche Begründung der berühmten Althorp Library gelang, die später in die John Rylands Library aufging. - Unbeschnitten und breitrandig, oberer Rand leicht angestaubt, vereinzelt minimal braunfleckig. Der dekorative Einband gering berieben, die Kanten etwas bestoßen. Sehr schönes Exemplar. *Brunet I, 922. Ebert 2378. Petzholdt 684. Sammlung Krieg 456. Taylor 257. 650 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dance of Death

      James Edwards, london - The 1794 edition of Hollar's interpretation of Holbein's Dance of Death, originally printed by Hollar in 1651, probably in Antwerp. In 1794 "they had been rebitten with great care, so as to prevent that injury, with respect to outline, which usually takes place where etchings or engravings upon copper are retouched. Previous to this event good impressions must have been extremely rare." (Francis Douce.) The engraved copper plates are in magnificent condition, the etched lines clean, plate marks visible. It is a complete set of thirty matted engravings. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Untersuchungen über wahre und fabelhafte Theologie. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen und Zusätzen des Uebersetzers begleitet. 2 Theile (in 1 Band). Zweyter Theil: Zeitalter der Vernunft. Eine Untersuchung über die wahre und fabelhafte Theologie. Von Thomas Paine, dem Verfasser der Schriften: Gesunder Menschenverstand - die Rechte des Menschen Th. 1 und 2, - dem ersten Theile des Zeitalters der Vernunft - und den Abhandlungen über die ersten Grundsätze der Religion.

      [Johann Friedrich Bohn],, Deutschland, Paris (d.i. Lübeck), 1794 - Deutschland, Paris (d.i. Lübeck), [Johann Friedrich Bohn], 1794-1796. Klein-8°. 287, Titelblatt, XVI, 304 Seiten. Pappband der Zeit. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Als Erscheinungsort wird Deutschland 1794 bzw. Paris 1796 angegeben. KVK gibt als Übersetzer Heinrich Christoph Albrecht, als Drucker Johann Friedrich Bohn in Lübeck an. Gebunden in einfachem Pappband der Zeit. Papierbezug am Rücken fehlt größtenteils. Einige Seiten minimal fleckig. Innen sehr gutes Exemplar. First edition. Simple contemporary hardcover. Cover with traces of use. Few pages light spotted. Inside fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The history of Great Britain, connected with the chronology of Europe : with notes, &c. Containing anecdotes of the times, lives of the learned, and specimens of their works - [Complete in 2 volumes, bound in 1]

      London : T. Cadell 1794 - Physical desc.: 2 v., folded plates : genealogical tables ; 27 cm. Contents: v. 1. From Caesar's invasion, 55 B.C. to Henry IV, 1399. --v. 2. From Henry IV to accession of Edward VI, 1547. Subject: Anecdotes. Great Britain - History - Anecdotes. Very good copy in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-cased with the original spine laid-back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 4 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        HISTORY Of The MISSION Of The UNITED BRETHREN AMONG The INDIANS In NORTH AMERICA. In Three Parts. Translated from the German by Christian Ignatius La Trobe.

      Printed for the Brethren's Society for the Futherance of the Gospel,, London: 1794 - Fold out map of the United States. Per Sabin, "The labors of this mission lay chiefly among the Delawares, the Nautikokes, the Shawanese, and other tribes in Pennsylvania and New York, upon which it is the best authority, both as to tradition and facts, having been drawn up from the accounts furnished by Gottlieb Spangenberg and David Zeisberger, missionaries among the Indian tribes during forty years. Among the subjects narrated is that of the massacre of Gnadenhutten and Salem."ÊField terms the telling of the massacre the "saddest, most atrocious, most damnable record of human infamy and bloody shame." Further, he notes the omission of the enemies, which occurs in this English edition, as intentional and at the request of Zeisberger, who knew the former foes had since repented.Ê Minor rubs to binding extremities. Browning to eps. Ffep starting at bottom 1" [19th C acidic paper, turning brittle]. Period pos of one Thomas Irvine to top of t.p., of one John Andrews [1799] to title leaf verso & 1906 pos to ffep. Withal, a respectable VG copy. Late 19th C. / early 20th C brown half-leather with marbled paper boards [with blue 'Arthur H. Clark Co., Cleveland OH' bookseller ticket to front paste-down]. 8vo. 8-1/8" x 5-1/4". 1st Edition in English (Field 952; Howes L-474; Sabin 42110). xii, 159, [1 (blank)]; 234; 233, [23] pp. Drop title to Parts II & III. Part III concludes with 21 page index. Last page publisher advert. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Atlas Volume] Voyages du Professeur Pallas,

      Paris, Maradan,, [1794]. dans Plusieurs Provinces de L'Empire de Russie, et dans L'Asie Septentrionale... Nouvelle Edition. Tome Neuvieme, (Planches.) Large quarto. Bound in contemporary full red morocco, two green labels, titles and decoration to spine gilt, all edges gilt, green endpapers. 98 engraved full and double page plates, 11 full page and fold out. Bumped at the edges, slightly edge-worn. This was based on Pallas's second trip to the South of Russia during the years 1793 and 1794 and included observations on antiquities, towns, costumes, landscapes, views, maps and is less focused on natural history than the first voyage.

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        Advice to the Privileged Orders, in the Several States of Europe, Resulting from the Necessity and Propriety of a General Revolution in the Principle of Government. Part 1. [-] Part II

      London printed: New York-Reprinted: by Childs ans Swaine, 1792; 1794 - First American editions of two separately printed parts of Barlow's most important prose work. "[Advice to the Privileged Orders] forcibly presents the doctrine of the responsibility of the State, a doctrine as admissably true today as it was then heretical to Barlow's college friends" (ANB). [Bound with:] BARLOW, Joel. A letter to the National Convention of France, on the defects in the Constitution of 1791, and the extent of the amendments which ought to be applied. To which is added The conspiracy of kings, a poem. By Joel Barlow.New York :Printed by Thomas Greenleaf, for J. Fellows, no. 192, Water-Street. (According to act of Congress.),[1793]. 87 pp. First American edition. Evans 25143; BAL 880 First American editions. 3 volumes in One vols., 118; 88 pp. Contemporary calf and marbled boards. Rebacked and recornered, with new endsheets. Evans 24075 & 26617; BAL 871 &883; Sabin 3414. Provenance: Horatio G. Stevens (signature on first blank, son of Ebenezer and brother of John Austin); Arthur J. Stansbury (1781-1845, signature on title) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essay, in answer to the following question . . . Together with 6 other papers by Kirwan . . . .

      George Bonham, for the Academy, Dublin 1794 - Kirwan, Richard (1733?-1812). (1) Essay, in answer to the following question . . . "What are the manures most advantageously applicable to the various sorts of soils, and what are the causes of their beneficial effect in each particular instance?" In Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy 5 (n.d. [1794]): 129-198. (2) A comparative view of meteorological observations made in Ireland since the year 1788, with some hints towards forming prognostics of the weather. In ibid: 3-29. (3) Reflections on meteorological tables, ascertaining the precise signification of the terms Wet, Dry, and Variable. In ibid.: 31-38. (4) State of the weather in Dublin from the 1st of June 1791 to the 1st of June 1793. In ibid.: 39-50. (5) Examination of the supposed igneous origin of stony substances. In ibid.: 51-81. (6) Meteorological observations made in Ireland in the year 1793. In ibid.: 227-242. (7) Experiments on a new earth found near Stronthian in Scotland. In ibid.: 243-255. Whole volume, 4to. xvi, [2], 324, [2], 92, [2], 63, [1], 4pp. 7 plates. 261 x 197 mm. Half calf, marbled boards c. 1794, front hinge cracking, one corner bumped. Light dampstaining on some leaves and plates, otherwise very good.First Edition. An important early contribution to agricultural chemistry. Kirwan's analysis of fertilizers suitable to different soils, first published in this volume of the Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy, was issued in book form in 1796 and went through numerous editions in both England and America. The Irish chemist Kirwan is known for his experiments on the specific gravities and attractive powers of various saline substances, which formed a substantial contribution to the methods of analytical chemistry, and earned him the Copley Medal from the Royal Society in 1782. Kirwan is also known for his pioneering work in meteorology, some of which is discussed in the meteorological papers contained in this volume: "From records of Irish weather covering forty-one years, compiled by John Rutty, [Kirwan] worked out a system of probabilities with a view to forecasting the weather for seasons ahead. His predictions were more often right than wrong and were much valued by farmers; though the sequences he observed have not persisted in Ireland, methods of autocorrelation similar to Kirwan's are today proving successful elsewhere" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). Kirwan's also wrote on geology, disputing the igneous nature of basalt, taking issue with Hutton's uniformitarian theory of the earth, and publishing an early report on the element strontium, discovered in 1790. This volume of the Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy also contains a paper by George Graydon, "On the fish inclosed in stone of Monte Bolca" (pp. 281-318), illustrated with several striking engravings of fossil fish. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Grammatische Gespräche.

      Johann Heinrich Kaven, Altona 1794. 4 Bl., 360 S., 1 Bl. Verbesserungen. Kl.-8°. Ppbd. d. Zeit m. Rückenschild. Einband stark beschabt, Ecken bestoßen. Bezugspapier (Rücken) abgeplatzt u. abgeschabt. Vorsätze u. Titel etwas gebräunt u. fleckig. - Buchblock sonst aber schön u. frisch erhalten. - Erstausgabe. WG 862, 40. - Klopstocks letztes größeres Werk, in dem er seine Theorie der deutschen Sprache und Verskunst zusammenfasst: "Ich gebe, durch die grammatischen Gespräche, die Eine Stimme, welche ich über unsere Sprache habe, wie ich sie fand, und wie sie, während der Zeit, die ich mit ihr fortlebte, sich veränderte . ich habe nie zu denen gehört, die vermeinen vielstimmig zu sein. "

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      William Hall and Wrigley & Berriman, Philadelphia 1794 - 8vo. 513 pp. Folding tables. Recent quarter-calf and marbled boards, leather spine label; text somewhat browned, library labels on pastedown, stamp on title page, otherwise a solid copy. First edition. Howes C-833. Sabin 17307. Larned 2844: "Much statistical information in regard to trade and manufactures during the period indicated. The Progress of the country at that time is authentically described, and the resources of Pennsylvania exhibited. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Asclepiadis Bithyni Fragmenta

      Sumtibus Novi Bibliopolii, Vinariae (Venice) 1794 - All text in Latin. Asclepiades (c.124 or 129-40 BC) was a Greek physician born at Prusa in Bithynia in Asia Minor and flourished at Rome, where he established Greek medicine near the end of the 2nd century BCE. He attempted to build a new theory of disease, based on the flow of atoms through pores in the body. His treatments sought to restore harmony through the use of diet, exercise and bathing. A very nice copy. Three-Quarter Vellum with Marbled Boards. Light age spotting throughout, else textblock immaculate and tight. Character soiled binding with light shelf wear, creased upper lefthand corner of back cover. 188pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage dans l`intérieur de la Chine, et en Tartarie, Fait dans les Annés 1792, 1793 et 1794.

      - Avec l arelation de cette Ambassade, celle du Voyage entrepris à cette occasion par les Vaisseaux le Lion et l`Indostan, et des détails très-curieux sur les Colonies Espagnoles, Portugaises et Hollandaises, où ces Vaisseaux ont relâché: Rédigés sur les Papiers de Lord Macartney, sur ceux de Sir Erasme Gower, Commandant de l`expédition, et des autres Personnes attachées à l`Ambassade; Par Sir Georges Staunton, de la Société royale de Londres, Secrétaire de l`Ambassade d`Angleterre, et Ministre plénipotentiaire auprès de l`Empereur de la Chine: Traduit de l`Anglais, avec des Notes, Par J. Castéra. Avec des Figures et Cartes gravées en taille-douce. Tome Premier - Quatrième. (Lacking Volume 5). A Paris, Ches F. Buisson an 6 de la République, (1798). 8:o. Engraved portrait,(4),viii,515,(1 blank); engraved frontispiece,(4),412; engraved frontispiece,(4),397,(1 blank); engraved frontispiece,(4),326 pp. + 3 large engraved folding maps. First map with tear. Contemporary half calf, worn spines with blind- and gilt decorations. G. L. Sivertson Hambourg 1799 on titles. A. Elgqvist on first free end-papers. 19,5 x 12,5 cm.*With all half-titles. Lacking volume 5.[#\94047] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Tour Through Parts of Wales, Sonnets, Odes, and Other Poems

      Strand, near Charing-Cross, London: R Blamire, 1794 With Engravings from Drawings taken on the Spot. In 19th C full tan calf, attractive gilt tooling, couple of small marks, edges and corners bumped and worn slightly. Spine has title and attractive tooling in gilt. Internally, crazed endpapers, bookplate of John Clark Jun to fep, binders small book label to ffep, 3 ink owners inscriptions to ffep (Hariet Roberts 1824. Catherine Ela?? 1864. and a dedication dated Xmas 1944 to Isabel Stanley Gardner from Willoughby), [8], 120 pp, complete with all 13 aquatints, all very clean and bright. Printed by J Smeeton in St Martin's Lane. A lovely copy. Sotheby, poet and translator. This was his first printed title and he went on to produce many translations of the classics. See ODNB for a full Bio. (ESTC T101645. Abbey 513)

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        Shakespeare. Winter's Tale, Act III, Scene III

      John & Josiah Boydell, at the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall, London 1794 - An extremely rare colour printed impression of Wright's important image of the "Bear scene" in "A Winter's Tale" executed for Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery. In 1786, the printseller John Boydell (1719-1804) 'embarked upon the most important enterprise of his life, viz. the publication, by subscription, of a series of prints illustrative of [the works of] Shakespeare, after pictures painted expressly for the work by English artists. For this purpose he gave commissions to all the most celebrated painters of this country for pictures, and built a gallery in Pall Mall for their exhibition. The execution of this project extended over several years. In 1789 the Shakespeare Gallery contained thirty-four pictures, in 1791 sixty-five, in 1802 one hundred and sixty-two, of which eighty-four were of large size. The total number of works executed was 170, three of which were pieces of sculpture, and the artists employed were thirty-three painters and two sculptors, Thomas Banks and the Hon. Mrs. Damer. It appears from the preface to the catalogue of 1789, and from other recorded statements of Boydell, that he wished to do for English painting what he had done for English engraving, to make it respected by foreigners.' ( DNB ). Joseph Wright of Derby was fascinated with the effects of light, and made a name for himself by producing what came to be known as candlelight pictures. This innovative genre was typified by its intimate figure groups illuminated by candles or lamps. An attorney's son, he trained to be a portrait painter in London before returning to Derby. He was one of the first important English artists to achieve his reputation in the provinces, and his dramatic paintings are some of England's most treasured works. His paintings echo sentiments of the Enlightenment in depicting scenes of scientific experiment, new machinery, or artistic study. Boydell commissioned this dramatic image from Wright for his Shakespeare Gallery and the painting was lovingly engraved by Samuel Middiman. It depicts Antigonus pursued by a bear along the cliffs of a rocky coastline, illustrating the famously brief, " Exit Antigonus, pursued by a Bear". This fascinating colour printed impression is extremely rare and was most likely separately published. All the prints for Boydell's publications were issued in black and white, whereas this impression is printed in colours. Examples such as this are hardly ever seen, making this unique print a true collector item. Santaniello, The Boydell Shakespeare Prints ; Dictionary of National Biography. Mixed method colour printed engraving. Printed on wove paper. In fair condition. Numerous repaired tears across edges of sheet. Bottom left corner has been expertly infilled. Image size: 17 3/8 x 23 1/4 inches.

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        Voyage en Afrique et en Asie, principalement au Japon, pendant les années 1770 1779.

      chez Fuchs. 1794 - - chez Fuchs., A Paris 1794, in 8 (13x20cm), xij, 532pp., relié. - Edition originale française, apparemment traduite de l'édition allemande de 1792. 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. xij, 532pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Defence of the Scots Highlanders, in General, and Some Learned Characters, In Particular: .,

      J. Egerton, et al, London 1794 - 8vo. vi,(2),vi,286,(2)pp. Errata slip bound in at rear. The final leaf is a publisher's advertisement. Contemporary full polish calf. Spine in six compartments with raised bands, intricately gilt; leather lettering label, gilt, gilt borders on boards, marbled endpapers. Pp. 283 and 284 are misnumbered 288 and 194. With the bookplate of John Andrew Buchanan (presumably a descendant of the author), and with a handwritten note dated 1926 and signed by Mrs. J. A. Buchanan and others on the preliminary blank. Covers specific areas of the Picts, Scots, Fingal, Ossian, the Macs, Clans, Bodotria, &c. Edges and hinges rubbed and lightly worn, some staining to the covers else a very good copy. Scarce. ESTC T144643. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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