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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

      London:: Printed for the Brethren's Society for the Futherance of the Gospel,. 1794.. 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.. 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].. 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.. 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."Ê& & Field 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 . Fold out map of the United States.

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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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        A VIEW OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IN A SERIES OF PAPERS, WRITTEN AT VARIOUS TIMES BETWEEN THE YEARS 1787 AND 1794; INTERSPERSED WITH AUTHENTIC DOCUMENTS TENDING TO EXHIBIT THE PROGRESS AND PRESENT STATE OF CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, POPULATION, AGRICULTURE, EXPORTS, IMPORTS, FISHERIES, NAVIGATION, SHIP-BUILDING, MANUFACTURES, AND GENERAL IMPROVEMENT.

      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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        A New and Accurate Chart of the Bay of Chesapeak including the Delaware Bay with all the Shoals, Channels, Islands, Entrances, Soundings & Sailing marks as far as the Navigable Part of the Rivers Patowmack Patapsco & N East. Drawn from several Draughts made by the most Experienced Navigators Chiefly those of Anthony Smith Pilot of St. Mapys and compared with the latest Surveys of Viriginia and Maryland

      Boston: Printed & Sold by W. Norman, 1794. The first large-scale map of the Chesapeake region published in America. This map was first published as part of William Norman's 1794 edition of The American Pilot . This beautiful example is present here in the first state, with the "St. Mapys" for St. Marys reading in the title. This error was corrected for the 1798 and subsequent editions of the atlas. A magnificent undertaking early in the history of American mapmaking, this great chart is the centerpiece of the Normans' American pilot. While pre-eminently a work created for practical purposes, it is at the same time part of the process whereby American came into possession of itself and became acquainted with its new, extraordinary identity and possibilities. The American Revolution brought an end to Britain's leading role in the mapping of America. The task now fell to the American publishing industry still in its infancy, but with first-hand access to the new surveys that were documenting the rapid growth of the nation. In particular, there was a need for nautical charts for use by the expanding New England commercial fleets. The first American marine atlas, Mathew Clark's A Complete Set of Charts of the Coast of America , was published in Boston in 1790. Two of Clark's charts had been engraved by John Norman, who was inspired to launch his own enterprise. In January 1790, Norman published a notice in the Boston Gazette stating he was currently engraving charts of all the coast of America on a large scale. These were assembled and published as The American Pilot in Boston in 1791. Norman's Pilot, the second American marine atlas, indeed the second American atlas of any kind, marked an advance over the earlier work of Mathew Clark. New editions of Norman's Pilot appeared in 1792 and 1794, and after his death, his son, William Norman, brought out editions in 1794, 1798, 1801, and 1803. Despite the seemingly large number of editions, The American Pilot is one of the rarest of all American atlases. Wheat and Brun (pps. 198-199) locate just ten complete copies for the first five editions: 1791 (Huntington, Harvard); 1792 (Library of Congress, Clements); 1794(1) (Library of Congress, John Carter Brown Library, Boston Public Library); 1794(2) (Yale); 1798 (Library of Congress, Boston Public Library). Provenance: de-accessioned by the Museum of the City of New York. Wheat & Brun 310; Swem, Maps relating to Virginia 350 (1798 edition); Phillips, p. 723 (1798 edition); Phillips, Virginia Cartography, p. 65 (1798 edition); cf. Wroth, Some Contributions to Navigation, pp. 32-33. Copper engraved sea chart, on four joined sheets. Overall sheet size: 42 3/8 x 34 1/4 inches.

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        Select Views in Mysore, the country of Tippoo Sultan; from drawings taken on the spot by Mr.Home; with historical descriptions

      published by Mr. Bowyer . the letter-press by T. Bensley, London 1794 - Contemporary red straight-grained morocco gilt, expertly rebacked to style, the flat spine divided into six compartments by single gilt fillets, lettered in the second, marbled endpapers, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges Provenance: Henry Malcolm (armorial bookplate) A very fine copy of the first edition of this early view book of India, recalling the power struggles which led to the British dominance of India in the 19th century. Home was instructed by Angelica Kauffmann when he attended the Royal Academy schools in 1769, and she encouraged his further studies in Rome between 1773-9. He subsequently worked as a portrait painter in Dublin, before returning to London in 1789. Home's career took on a spectacular new direction with his departure for India in 1790. Arriving in January 1791, he established a highly successful portrait practice and worked mainly in Madras, Calcutta and Lucknow. He was also a very active watercolourist: a collection of his studies of wild life are now in the Victoria Memorial Hall in Calcutta, but it is his landscape work which is the basis for the present work. Home had arrived in India during what has become known as the Third Anglo-Mysore War (1789-92) and it is not unlikely that he left England with a commission from Bowyer to record the scenes of the action. The war took place in South India between the Kingdom of Mysore and the English East India Company. Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore and an ally of France, invaded the nearby state of Travancore in 1789, which was a British ally. The resultant war lasted three years and ended in a resounding defeat for Mysore. France, embroiled in the French Revolution and thwarted by British Naval power, was unable to provide as much assistance as Tipu had expected. The war resulted in a sharp curtailment of Mysore's borders to the advantage of the Marathas, the Nizam of Hyderabad, and the Madras Presidency. The districts of Malabar, Salem, Bellary, and Anantapur were ceded to Madras Presidency. The war ended after the 1792 siege of Seringapatam and the signing of the Treaty of Seringapatnam according to which Tipu had to surrender half of his kingdom to the British company and send his two sons to them as the hostages of war. The present work is dedicated to the victorious commander in chief of the British forces in India, Marquess Cornwallis (1738-1805), who is now best known for surrendering to Washington at Yorktown. Home was subsequently employed as official Lucknow court painter to both King Ghazi and his successor, the Crown Prince Nazir-Ud-Din. In the tradition of court artists, he was again encouraged to employ the full range of his artistic abilities, not only for painting pictures, but also for designing crowns and regalia, furniture for the palaces, richly ornamental howdahs, carriages and pleasure boats. Many of the drawings for these are now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Home died in India in 1836. Brunet III, 268; Cox I, 304; P. Godrej & P. Rohatgi Scenic Splendours India through the printed image pp.112-114; Indian Life and Landscape pp.116-125; Lowndes II, p.1095. (13 3/8 x 10 3/4 inches). Text in English and Perso-Arabic script. 29 copper-engraved plates by Fittler, Byrne and others after Robert Home, 4 folding maps and plans (one hand-coloured). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dale's Collection of Sixty Favorite Scotch Songs, Adapted for the Voice & Piano-Forte or Harpsichord. With a Thorough Bass Carefully Revised. Taken From the Original Manuscripts of the Most Celebrated Scotch Authors & Composers - Book I

      Printed for and Sold By J. Dale, at His Music & Instrument Warehouses, London 1794 - Volume One was issued in 1794, although there is no date mentioned on the book, with a second and third volume , each containing 60 songs, published by Dale in the same year. Letterpress pages, [4], 59pp, [1], copy belonging to James E. Whitney, Jr., with a note about the book tipped onto the title page. Decorative engraved title page, with an armorial design and floral and musical borders. Disbound, lacks the front cover and ffp, and needs re-binding. Pages in Very Good Condition, with a small insect nibble on a few upper corners [not affecting the text]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MUSICAL AND POETICAL RELICKS OF THE WELSH BARDS

      Edward Jones 1794 - 1794. Very good condition with no wrapper. Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards: Preserved, by Tradition and Authentic Manuscripts, From Very Remote Antiquity; Never Before Published. To the Bardic Tunes are Added Variations for the Harp, Harpsichord, Violin or Flute: With a Select Collection of the Pennillion and Englynion, or, Epigrammatic Stanzas, Poetical Blossoms, and Pastoral Songs of Wales With English Translations. Likewise a General History of the Bards and Druids, From the Earliest Period to the Present Time: With an Account of Their Music and Poetry. To Which is Prefixed a Copious Dissertation on the Musical Instruments of the Aboriginal Britons. A New Edition Doubly Augmented and Improved. Large format. 13.5 x 9.5 inches. Full brown leather binding. Gilt titles, decorations and raised bands to spine. Marbled endpapers. B/w frontis after Loutherbourg. PLus one b/w plate of harps. viii + 183 pages including numerous pages of musical score. List of subscribers at front. Verso of frontis foxed. Frontis edges a little grubby. Contents very good. Board edges lightly rubbed. A handsome copy. [S] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyages de la Chine à la Côte Nord-Ouest D’Amérique, faits dans les annés 1788 et 1789 ; Précédés de la relation d’un autre Voyage exécuté en 1786 sur le vaisseau le Nootka, parti du Bengale ; D’un recueil d’Observations sur la Probabilité d’un Passage Nord-Ouest ; Et d’un Traité abrégé du Commerce entre la Côte Nord-Ouest et la Chine, etc. etc. Traduits de l’Anglois Par J. B. L. J. Billecocq, Citoyen Français

      A Paris, Chez F. Buisson, Libraire, An 3e, De La République [1794], - 3 vol. in-8° et 1 atlas in-4° ; XXIV-391 pp./(2)-386 pp./(2)-371 pp., l’atlas se compose ainsi : 1 page de grand titre-1 f. non chiffré [table des planches]-28 pl. h.-t. [I-XXVIII], portrait, cartes, plans, vues, plein veau marbré, dos lisse richement orné, fleurons or, filets or sur les coupes, palette or, p. de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge pour le texte demi-veau, dos lisse richement orné, tranches jaunes, p. de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge pour l'atlas rel. uniforme de l’époque, très bel exemplaire. Boucher de la Richarderie V, p. 465. Martin, Biblio. Hawaiienne, p. 10. Sabin, 47262. Édition originale de la traduction française. « The voyages of Meares are an important link in the chain of American discovery, of which he was one of the pioneers. The English claim to Oregon depended mainly on his discoveries, and the seizure of this ships by the Spaniards, led to the convention by which the Spanish claims to any Northern territory were finally disallowed. » (Sabin, 47260). Importante relation qui peut être considérée comme une suite et un complément aux trois voyages du capitaine James Cook. FIRST FRENCH EDITION. VERY NICE COPY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beschrijving van de Zaanlandsche dorpen Oostzaan, Oostzaandam, Westzaan, Westzaandam, Koog, Zaandijk, Wormerveer, Westknollendam en Nauwerna. Uit oorspronglijke handschriften van wijlen (.) Adriaan Loosjes (.) met aantekeningen tot deezen tijd vermeerderd door Petrus Loosjes.

      Haarlem, F. Bohn & A. Loosjes, 1794. - (IV)+XXIV+(II)+322+(3) pp. Compleet met uitsl. kaart van C. van Baarsel naar Klaas Sem & 8 uitsl. platen van D. Vrijdag naar J. Bulthuis (alle gravures). 2 uitsl. lijsten van de Groenlandsche en Straatdavidsche visscherijen. Gebonden. Half linnen met gemarmerde platten uit de tijd. Goed ex. (Rug licht besch., hoeken wat gestoten, schutbladen wat verbruind; binnenwerk fraai). * Nijhoff/Van Hattum 194; Cat. NHSM p. 319.

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        State trials for high treason : Containing the trial of Thomas Hardy. To which is prefixed Lord Chief Justice Eyre's charge to the grand jury. . Taken in short-hand by a student in the Temple.: .Bound with the second & third part containing the trials of John Horne Tooke, Esq. & the trial of Mr. John Thelwall reported by a student of the Temple.

      London : printed for B. Crosby; Lee; Mason and White; and all the booksellers under the Royal Exchange 1794 - Physical desc.: 168,165*-168*,169-275,[1];iv,152;126p.,plates : ports. ; 8vo. Notes: In three parts, each with separate pagination; includes 'Trial of John Horne Took' and 'Trial of Mr. John Thelwall'. Frontis. = port. for each part. Other names: Tooke, John Horne, 1736-1812. Thelwall, John, 1764-1834. Related item: Referenced by: ESTC N046576. Notes: Trial at the Sessions house in the Old Bailey, October 28-November 5, 1794. Subject; Trials (Treason) - Great Britain - Early works to 1800. Great Britain - Politics and government - 1789-1820. Very good copy in the original aniline calf over marble boards. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with a dark Morocco gilt-blocked label and gilt cross-bands; very impressively finished. Remains an uncommonly good example; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. 1 Kg. 270 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fort St. George on the Coromandel Coast. Belonging to the East India Company of England. - Le fort St. George sur la cote de Coromandel. Appartemante a la Compagnie Angloise des Indes Orientales.

      - London, Laurie & Whittle, 1794.Engraved optical view after I. van Ryne, coloured by hand. Ca. 26 x 40 cm.* Fine bird's-eye view from offshore of the fort in Madras with many ships in the foreground. 'Madras was the Company's first fortified settlement in India; the construction of Fort St George began in 1640 and continued on and off for another 150 years. It houses all the administrative and military necessities, as well as St Mary's church (the oldest Anglican church in India), finished in 1680. The Old College, the equivalent of the Writers' Building in Calcutta, was one of the Company's few eighteenth-century buildings in the gothic style, and still stands' (Wild, The East India Company, p.52). - Some foxing otherwise fine.

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

      London: J. Egerton, et al, 1794. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. 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.

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        Remarks on Forest Scenery; And otherWoodland Views, (Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty). Illustrated by the Scenes of New-Forest in Hampshire. In Three Books.

      London: Printed for R. Blamire, in the Strand.,, London 1794 - In 2 vols. Second edition. Vol.I: vii,xiv,340pp.+iv / Vol.II: 310pp.+iii,iii,30pp.(Addenda),xx(Index)With 31plates & 1 map. Full leather bound with title label on spine. Color edges. Front & rear cover sl.stained. Its spine sunned & rubbed. Title label sl.chipped. Top edge partly sunned. Partly spotted on front & rear ep. & fly leaf. Ex-libris on fonr ep. of each vol. Ink notation on title page of each vol. Pencil notation on some pages. [Vol.I]: Joint of front cover sl.cracked. Ink notation on front ep. 297-298pp. Sl.torn & chipped. 22.5x14.7cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VIAGGIO FUORI DI SPAGNA. in cui si da notizia delle cose piu riguardevoli spezialmente intorno alle belle arti di Francia, d’Inghilterra, e d’Olanda.

      Imp. Hdos. Giuseppe Rinaldi. Ferrara, 1794 - . 22 cm. 2 vol.: (I) 300 pág., 1 h. Frontis con retrato litográfico del duque de la Alcudia dibujado por Paret y grabado por Moreno. (II) 358 pág., 1 h. Dos vol. enc. en piel, ruedas doradas en ambos planos. * Rara edición italiana del Viaje fuera de España de Antonio Ponz, publicado por vez primera en español en 1785. Personaje caudal de la política cultural borbónica, su impecable y vasta formación –así como su carácter conciliador y positivo– le permitió granjearse la amistad de reconocidas personalidades del ámbito político y cultural. En 1773 fue nombrado académico de la Historia y tres años después secretario de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. Fue, asimismo, miembro de las Reales sociedades Vascongada y Económica de Madrid. La publicación que presentamos es el testimonio del viaje que realizó por Europa en 1783 y que prima la descripción artística, aunque no deja de lado las apreciaciones económicas, sociales, intelectuales, religiosas e incluso políticas (que realiza de forma velada) relativas a los países que visita (Francia, Gran Bretaña, Países Bajos). En el marco de lo que se ha bautizado como reformismo ilustrado, Antonio Ponz pone al servicio de España su particular visión de Europa y pretende, a través de esta mirada atenta, moderada y de talante ciertamente conservador, defender a su país de las críticas procedentes del extranjero y contribuir a la reforma económica, social y artística. Palau 231629. viajes, europa occidental, reformismo ilustrado, siglo XVIII, arte Europa Occidental Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 italiano [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Document signed.

      Vienna, 30. III. 1794. - Oblong imp.-folio. 1 p. With papered seal. Appointment of Michael Tivadar as Canon of the Greek Orthodox community at Munkács (today Mukachevo in western Ukraine). - Co-signed by chancellor Karoly Palffy and John Barthodeiszky, both in unknown function [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Mysteries of Udolpho: A Romance

      G.G.& J. Robinson, London 1794 - Four volumes in modern quarter brown calf with gilt maroon title label and spine hubs over modern marbled boards. New endpapers, half titles not present. First edition Vol 1 428 pp, Vol 2 478 pp, Vol 3 463 pp, Vol 4 428 pp. Volume 1 pages 1 and 2 in facsimile. Volume 3 pages 371-374 in facsimile. Sporadic foxing throughout but still relatively clean. Vol 3 & 4 light staining to top edge. One of the best known books of Gothic Romance from Radcliffe it influenced a host of famous books over the next 50 years. Attractive set. Size: 12 Mo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plan of the Attack on Forts Clinton & Montgomery upon the Hudsons River, which were stormed by his majesties forces under the command of Sir Henry Clinton KB, on Oct. 6, 1777.

      1794 - This important map of the Hudson Highlands region during the Revolutionary War period centers on the Hudson River from Haverstraw to just south of West Point. It clearly shows the location of the Boom (the chain) just north of today's Bear Mt. Bridge; Anthony's Nose; both Fort Montgomery & Fort Clinton battlements; Stony Point; Verplanks Point. Three British ships are named off Peekskill Creek, the Mercury, Tartar & Preston. This dramatic battle plan showing the British attempt to clear the Hudson River of the American rebel forces was first printed by William Faden in 1784 after the drawings of John Hills. General Clinton came out of New York with the intention of improving the deteriorating British position at Saratoga. The well-executed plan called for amphibious landings and encircling the American forts- all shown with much details about ships and troop movements on a map with excellent topographical accuracy. This copy of the map is a second printing in which Hills name is deleted. Hills was one of the most talented of the mapmakers in the British army. He served in America from 1777 until the end of the war and then remained to work as a commercial surveyor and draftsman. Copper engraved map, b&w as issued. Faden was the important English cartographer who produced all the British maps of the American Revolution. Nebenzahl, Bibliography of Printed Battle Plans, #55 & ills. Stevens & Tree #21b. Faden allowed Charles Stedman to use this map in his book, "History of the Origin, Progress & Termination of the American War", published in London & Dublin in 1794. We note that this copy is approximately 3/4" larger than another copy we have had, although it seems to be identically engraved. This copy measures 20 3/8" x 26 1/4". Original folds, professionally rebacked, supporting the cracking on some folds; added margin to the left hand side, just into the black ruled border. A slightly lighter impression - perhaps this is from the pirated Dublin edition published in 1794. The historian Harley comments that Stedman's work was "the most useful military text & maps of that war."

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        OBRAS TOMO X - XI (1794)

      Madrid 1794 - 8º mayor (20 cm.) 2 h., 585 p. = 2 h., 164 p. Encuadernación en plena piel (pasta española) de época. Tejuelos y dorados en el lomo. Buen estado. Revisado completo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of the Origin, Progress, and Termination of the American war

      printed for the Author, sold by J. Murray, J. Debrett and J. Kerby, London 1794 - Contemporary blue/grey paper-covered boards, rebacked to style with cream paper backstrips and paper labels, uncut (some rubbing to board edges), blue half morocco clamshell boxes Provenance: G. Rushout (ownership inscription dated 1798) First edition of a fundamental work to any collection relating to the American Revolution. This copy uncut in original boards. This work is "generally considered the best contemporary account of the Revolution written from the British side" (Sabin). The beautifully engraved maps (the largest of which is approximately 20 x 30 inches) are the finest collection of plans assembled by an eyewitness. They depict the sieges of Savannah and Charlestown, plus the battles of Saratoga, Camden, Guilford, Hobkirk's Hill, and Yorktown. Stedman was a native of Philadelphia, a Loyalist who served as an officer under Howe, Clinton, and Cornwallis, and later became an examiner of Loyalist claims for the British government. He had first hand knowledge of many of the campaigns and persons involved in the effort. He is critical of Howe, and describes all the major theatres of war, as well as individual battles from Bunker Hill to Yorktown. Howes S914; JCB II:372; Lowndes V, p.2504; Sabin 91057; Winsor VI, p.518. (11 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches). Half-titles. 15 engraved maps and plans (11 folding). (Pp.53/54 in vol.II holed with some paper loss). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE HISTORY OF THE ORIGIN, PROGRESS, AND TERMINATION OF THE AMERICAN WAR.

      London: Printed for the Author, sold by J. Murray, J. Debrett and J. Kerby, 1794. - Two volumes. xv,[1],399; xv,[1],449,[13]pp. plus fifteen engraved maps and plans (eleven folding, one of these with an over-flap). Half titles. Quarto. Modern three quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt morocco spine labels. Tape residue on front free endpaper of first volume. Occasional light foxing. Some offsetting on maps. One map with two-inch closed tear near gutter. Very good overall. First edition of a work that is fundamental to any collection of books relating to the American Revolution. This work is "generally considered the best contemporary account of the Revolution written from the British side" (Sabin). Stedman was a native of Philadelphia, a Loyalist who served as an officer under Howe, Clinton, and Cornwallis, and later became an examiner of Loyalist claims for the British government. He had firsthand knowledge of many of the campaigns and persons involved in the effort. He is critical of Howe, and describes all the major theatres of war, as well as individual battles from Bunker Hill to Yorktown. The beautifully engraved maps (the largest of which is approximately 20 x 30 inches) constitute the finest collection of plans assembled by an eyewitness. They depict the sieges of Savannah and Charlestown, plus the battles of Saratoga, Camden, Guilford, Hobkirk's Hill, and Yorktown. HOWES S914, "b." JCB II:372. LOWNDES V, p.2504. SABIN 91057. WINSOR VI, p.518.

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        The History of the Origin, Progress, and Termination of the American War *2 Volumes Complete*

      Privately Printed, London, UK 1794 - (full book description) Privately Printed, London, UK, 1794. 1st Edition VG-, Hard Cover, DJ Not Issued. Size=9"x11", 862pgs(Index). 15 Maps. 15 maps all present. "Printed for the author". Modern binding, brown leather spine with original red leather spine labels. Beautiful marbled COLOR boards (very bright) & blue endpapers. Volume 1 does have 1/4" tear in the spine gutter. Volume 2 has a 3/8" tear in the same place. Slight shelfwear at Volume I front fore-edge corners, owner bookplate inside front cover of each volume, o.w. clean & tight. Very bright text & Title Page foxing, but pages are still bright & in VG condition. SCARCE set on American Revolution by a British General. The Bunker Hill map has original overslip with it but has 1/2" tear at center fold edge. Maps very good with no signs of offsetting. Unfortunately 2 maps, Hopkins Hill and NY East NJ are lithographic reprints. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PHARMACOPOEA HISPANA

      1794 - PHARMACOPOEA HISPANA. Madrid, Typographia Ibarriana, 1794. First edition. Engraved title. xiv, 212, [22],16 pp. 8vo., full leather that is rubbed and edgeworn, with small losses at spine ends, and shaken. Beautifully printed on fine paper. Internally fine except for library markings, which are limited to the front pastedown and title page. Contemporary ink signature, of Manuel Gorgullo, at the end of errata. (Wellcome IV, p. 370).

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