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        La Gerusalemme Liberata di Torquato Tasso [Jerusalem Delivered].

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

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      G.G. & J Robinson 1794 - First edition. Four volumes, bound in recent quarter cloth with gilt titles to spine. All half titles present. A fine set, uncut and unpressed, whose only internal flaws are a marginal repair to B1 in vol. I, and a marginal chip to E1 and tear with no loss to T1 in vol IV. Text generally fresh and clean with a light stain to the early pages of vol II. The author's fourth book and generally regarded as the seminal Gothic novel. Although preceded and influenced by Walpole's The Castle of Otranto and Leyland's Longsword, The Mysteries of Udolpho contributed most significantly in establishing the Gothic genre. "Mrs. Radcliffe's novels will always retain in English literature the important position due to the founder of a school who was also its most eminent representative." (DNB) 'Radcliffean fiction' became a sub-genre of its own and it was reading Udolpho that inspired Mathew Lewis to write The Monk which in turn influenced a host of other gothics. Indeed, direct influence of this book can be seen in Austen's Northanger Abbey (a parody of Udolpho in which the book is mentioned); Bronte's Jane Eyre; Scott's Waverley; Dickens' Little Dorrit; Collins' Woman in White and Du Maurier's Rebecca. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      presso Antonio Curti (poi Stamperia Pepoliana),, Venezia, 1794 - Diciotto volumi di cm., 11,5, pp.100 ca. ciascuno. Frontespizi interamente incisi in rame. Legatura strettamente coeva in mezza pelle e piatti in carta marmorizzata. Tagli dorati. Ciascun volume preservato in custodia in cart. rigido dipinto. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Si tratta dei primi 18 volumi di questa non comune edizione delle opere del Metastasio in piccolo formato e nel presente esemplare impreziositi dalla particolarità di essere conservati in una piacevole legatura coeva protetta dalle affascinanti custodie. La presente edizione proseguì fino al volume 27. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New and Correct Map of the British Colonies in North America.with the Adjacent States of new England, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey

      London, 1794. AN EXCEPTIONAL MAP OF THE BRITISH COLONIES OF NORTH AMERICA DATING JUST AFTER THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR Very fine engraved map with exceptional hand coloring Paper size approx: 24" x 31" May 12, 1794 Laurie & Whittle was one of the foremost British cartographic firms of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. As the successors to Sayer & Bennett, who published Thomas Jeffrey's groundbreaking "American Atlas," Laurie & Whittle became heirs to a legacy of international cartographic excellence and predominance. This handsome map shows the British Colonies in North America and the northeastern United States from Maryland to Maine, just eleven years after the end of the Revolutionary War. Careful attention is given to detail and accuracy. Topographical features are well noted and Indian tribes, towns, villages, cities and water routes are located throughout. The contrasting colors denote national and state boundaries. The map is full of additional notes of interest such as Ancient Indian Lands, cautionary notes for ships, travel routes, and in New York ".Beaver Hunting Countries of the Six Nations is not yet surveyed". . In remarkably good condition, this large-scale map displays the fineness of engraving, meticulous coloring, and geographical accuracy for which Laurie & Whittle was acclaimed.. Book.

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      Typis Viduae et Filii Petri Marin. Pedro Marin 1794 - Madrid, Pedro Marín, 1794. Plena piel de época, 3 volúmenes en 2 tomos. 881 + 372 p. Excelente estado de conservación. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [WoO 67] Variations a quatre Mains pour le Piano Forte sur un Theme de Monsieur le Comte de Waldstein.

      Bonn Simrock [PN 15] [August-September 1794]. Oblong folio. Disbound. [i] (title), 2-19, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Titling within decorative border. Price: "Prix [erased]." With "a Amsterdam, chez L. Schmitt, das le Warmoesstraat. prix [f 1-5]" overpaste. Slightly soiled; several pages trimmed, not affecting notation; one leaf creased. "No. 2" in early manuscript of upper outer corner of title.. Rare. First Edition. Kinsky p. 516. Dorfmüller p. 151. Hoboken 3, 621. Hirsch IV, 428. According to Kinsky, this is the sixth earliest publication of Beethoven's works.

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        Allgemeines Landrecht für die Preussischen Staaten in vier Bänden – zweyte Auflage 1794 - Band 1: 1064 Seiten, mit einem Front-Küpfer Justitia mit der Waage darstellend von B. Rode – Band 2: 695 Seiten, - Band 3: Seiten, 699 bis 1400 – Band 4: Register zum allgemeinen Gesetzbuch für die preussischen Staaten 428 Seiten, und 4 Seiten Druckfehlerverzeichnis -

      bey Georg Jacob Decker & Sohn königl. Geh. Oberhofdruckern - Berlin 1794 - vier Bände ( alles ) Band 1 – 3 Gesetzessammlung 2. Auflage, Rückentitel : Allgemeines Landrecht - die erste Auflage von 1792 wurde vom König eingezogen und revidiert und ist als 2. Auflage 1794 erschienen und erlangte im Juni 1794 Gesetzeskraft, ist also die eigentliche Erstauflage, der vierte Band Register – selten – ist 1792 erschienen mit dem Titel der eingezogenen Erstauflage: Allgemeines Gesetzbuch für die preussischen Staaten, hat aber den geprägten Rückentitel: Register zum Landrecht – so komplett sehr selten ( Vitrine ), jpg verfügbar / jpg available / jpg possible

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        Allgemeines Landrecht für die Preussischen Staaten in vier Bänden - zweyte Auflage 1794 - Band 1: 1064 Seiten, mit einem Front-Küpfer Justitia mit der Waage darstellend von B. Rode - Band 2: 695 Seiten, - Band 3: Seiten, 699 bis 1400 - Band 4: Register zum allgemeinen Gesetzbuch für die preussischen Staaten 428 Seiten, und 4 Seiten Druckfehlerverzeichnis -

      Berlin bey Georg Jacob Decker & Sohn königl. Geh. Oberhofdruckern - 1794. vier Bände ( alles ) Band 1 - 3 Gesetzessammlung 2. Auflage, Rückentitel : Allgemeines Landrecht - die erste Auflage von 1792 wurde vom König eingezogen und revidiert und ist als 2. Auflage 1794 erschienen und erlangte im Juni 1794 Gesetzeskraft, ist also die eigentliche Erstauflage, der vierte Band Register - selten - ist 1792 erschienen mit dem Titel der eingezogenen Erstauflage: Allgemeines Gesetzbuch für die preussischen Staaten, hat aber den geprägten Rückentitel: Register zum Landrecht - so komplett sehr selten ( Vitrine ). *JPG-Bild verfügbar / JPG available / JPG possible

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        The Mysteries of Udolpho, a Romance;

      London: printed for G. G. and J. Robinson,, 1794. Interspersed with some pieces of poetry. 4 volumes, duodecimo (180 × 100 mm). Contemporary tree calf, spines gilt-ruled in compartments with a green morocco title label to each. Housed in a morocco-backed bookform slipcase. Half title in each volume. Ownership inscription and hand-coloured bookplate to each volume. Rebacked with the original spines laid down, superficial cracks and creases running down spines, corners only very slightly rubbed, internally clean but for some occasional faint spotting, very good condition. First edition of one of the founding texts of Gothic literature, the fourth and most popular novel by Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823), pioneer of the Gothic novel. Through The Mysteries of Udolpho, Radcliffe is particularly responsible for popularising the "haunted castle" Gothic trope, Udolpho being directly parodied in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, and influencing many other, later books such as Wilkie Collins' Woman in White. Even into the 20th century, the atmosphere of Udolpho lingered to haunt books such as Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca. Radcliffe is particularly notable for helping the Gothic novel attain public palatability by concluding each book's bout of supernatural terrors with a rational explanation (the format followed by each episode of Scoobie Doo is, of course, Radcliffe's); intriguingly, though Monk Lewis was directly inspired to write his infamous The Monk by reading The Mysteries of Udolpho, Radcliffe thought that the sheer and inconsolable "horror" evoked in The Monk, and in much consequent Gothic fiction, was an unwelcome departure from the more salubrious "terror" effected in her own works, a distinction she made explicitly in her posthumously published essay "On The Supernatural in Poetry": "Terror and Horror are so far opposite, that the first expands the soul, and awakens the faculties to a high degree of life; the other contracts, freezes, and nearly annihilates them". In this way, Udolpho came to be seen as the original archetype of "terror Gothic", as opposed to The Monk's "horror Gothic". A very attractively presented copy, in a contemporary binding with all the half title present, of a scarce and influential book.

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        A Journal of the Travels and Sufferings of Daniel Saunders Jun

      Salem: Thomas C. Cushing,, 1794. A Mariner on Board the Ship Commerce of Boston, Samuel Johnson, Commander, which was cast away near Cape Morebet, on the Coast of Arabia, July 10, 1792. Duodecimo (151 × 91 mm). Contemporary sheep, no label. Somewhat rubbed, restoration to spine and joints, lacks front free endpaper, marginal tan-burn to the first and last few leaves as often, some consequent brittleness and chipping, no loss of text, contents otherwise lightly browned and with sporadic spotting, remains about very good. First edition. Saunders was second mate on board the Grand Sachem out of Salem on a voyage to the Cape of Good Hope in 1791. He received a discharge from that vessel's captain at Mauritius and transferred to the ship Commerce as an able seaman. "A combination of bad weather and poor navigation resulted in the Commerce being grounded of the Dhofar coast … Twenty-seven of the crew … succeeded in getting ashore, and commenced a very strenuous journey overland to Muscat. The journey took 51 days, and when the group arrived in Muscat there were only eight survivors. Daniel Saunders wrote an account of the ordeal … his book contains information on the manners and customs of the local Arabs … It is both the first published account of an extended journey through part of Oman by Europeans, and the first American account of first-hand experience in Arabia. Saunders returned to the United States in 1793, and continued life as a mariner. He died in Salem in 1825" (New Arabian Studies, 2, [1994], p.20). There is a fifteen-page Appendix containing a general description of the Arabian Peninsula.

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        Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books

      London: Printed for J. and H. Richter, 1794 Two volumes. Illustrated with twelve engraved plates, one engraved frontispiece and twelve engraved vignettes. First edition thus, limited "subscription only" edition. Finely bound in contemporary full black straight-grained morocco, with four raised bands to the spines, spine bands decoratively stamped in gilt and ruled in blind, spine compartments decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt, decorative borders to the boards in gilt and blind, all edges gilt, board edges tooled in gilt, gilt turn-ins. Very good, with some wear and rubbing to the extremities, spines rebacked, minor chip to spine of Volume I, a few minor scuffs to the otherwise clean boards, discreet hinge repairs to Volume I, former owner's bookplates to the front pastedowns, some minor spotting to the first and last pages of text, a faint hint of spotting to the plates, light offsetting to the pages adjacent to the plates, small tear to a front fly leaf in Volume II, otherwise bright and clean interior. Overall, a pleasing copy of Milton's epic poem in an attractive binding. This copy of Paradise Lost was published by Henry James Richter and John Augustus Richter for a select group of private subscribers. In addition to publishing this volume, Henry created the illustrations for this edition and John engraved the plates after his brother's designs. Additionally, Volume I of this set contains a portrait frontispiece, engraved by Henry Richter after a 1670 original by William Faithorne. Paradise Lost is a blank-verse poem that relates the story of Adam and Eve's expulsion from the idyllic Garden of Eden. Originally published in ten books, Milton revised the first edition by breaking two longer chapters in half, creating a total of twelve books. Like Virgil's Aeneid, Paradise Lost is half the length of both of Homer's epics. Milton began composing Paradise Lost after he had gone completely blind; he memorized his verses and orated them to friends and family for inscription. Although this process was due to disability rather than lack of modern technology, the oration of the poem further solidifies this text's ties to earlier epic poetry. Paradise Regain'd is Milton's sequel text to Paradise Lost, focusing on the devil's forty-day temptation of Jesus and the ultimate triumph of good over evil. While the former concerns the temptation of man, the latter explores the temptation of God himself. This set was bound contemporary to publication, as the use of straight grained morocco was popular during the years 1810 - 1840. Even though it's termed "morocco," implying goat skin, the most common skin used for this type of binding was sheep. As sheep is the least sturdy material for binding, the treatment of the skin makes it sturdier, with the pattern stamped and then glazed. This organic pattern is referred to as English or American straight grained morocco; on Continental straight grained morocco, the impression appears more as short diagonal stripes.. Illus. by Richter, Henry James; Richter, John Augustus. Limited. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Works of the Late Doctor Benjamin Franklin : Consisting of His Life Written By Himself : Together with Essays, Humorous, Moral & Literary, Chiefly in the Manner of the Spectator : In Two Volumes.

      London: Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, Pater-noster Row 1794 - Octavo. Two volumes in one. Bound in modern full brown Moroccan leather. Gilt lettering on red leather spine label. Gilt tooling on spine and boards. New endpages. Fine binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages with tanning. Foxing to title page. Lacking original endpages. Ships daily. This first English edition of Franklin?s Works, published only three years after his death, in 1793, offers rich evidence of the pragmatic brilliance in the words of this Founding Father, who was described as ?a great genius? even by his adversary John Adams. Edited and with a preface by Franklin?s friend Richard Price, this important first English edition of the Works is ?a collection of the ?popular? pieces of Franklin, together with a re-translation of the autobiography? from the 1791 French first edition of the autobiography, which appeared in English later same year in a ?wretched re-translation from the Paris edition? Ford 437. Sabin 25600. ESTC T56600. See Ford 383, 386, 423. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Friedens-Präliminarien. Hrsg. von dem Verfasser des heimlichen Gerichts (d. i. Ludwig Ferdinand Huber). 40 Stücke in 10 Bänden (alles Erschienene). Zus. 10 Bl., XX, 4004 S., 5 Bl. Mit 1 (von 2) Porträts und 1 (von 2) Faltkarten. Pappkartonagen d. Z. (berieben, Gelenke teils stärker beschabt) mit etw. späteren Rückenschildern.

      Berlin, Voss, 1794-1796.. . Textlich vollständiges Exemplar der bedeutenden Zeitschrift, wichtig auch deshalb, weil eine Reihe von Erstdrucken von Briefen und Aufsätzen Georg Forsters enthalten sind. Huber hatte durch seine Beziehungen zu Therese Forster die Möglichkeit, den Nachlass Forsters durchzusehen und zu verwerten. "So erschienen hier etwa - noch ohne Autorennennung und mit gehässigen Anmerkungen Hubers versehen - die 'Parisischen Umrisse', in denen Forster versucht, anhand der aktuellen Pariser Ereignisse eine Theorie der Revolution überhaupt zu geben; weiter die Aufsätze 'Revolution und Gegenrevolution im Jahre 1790', 'Uber die Beziehung der Staatskunst auf das Glück der Menschheit' und endlich der Entwurf eines Schreibens der allgemeinen Administration von Mainz an die Kommissarien des Nationalkonvents. Außerdem verstümmeln, zerstückeln und verfälschen der Verleger, der Herausgeber und die Witwe Forsters eine Fülle von Briefen, die zeigen sollen, daß Forster 'kein Verräther, kein muthwilliger Schwindelkopf, kein ehrgeitziger Unruhestifter geworden war'. So wird aus dem Revolutionär und Bürger der französischen Republik der resignierende Georg Forster gemacht, den L. F. Huber für die eigene Selbstdarstellung und Selbstrechtfertigung benötigte" (Hocks/Schmidt). Unter den weiteren Mitarbeitern sind zu nennen: C. L. Haller, K. E. Oelsner und E. A. W. Zimmermann. Übersetzt wurden Texte von Robespierre, Sieyes, Lafayette, Mallet du Pan, Volney u. a. - Äußerst selten! Vorhanden sind in Band 2 die Karte des Feldzugs an der Maas und das Porträt von Robespierre in Band 5. Das Porträt der Marie Antoinette in Band 1 sowie die Karte vom Feldzug in der Vendee in Band 3 liegen in Kopie bei. Die Hinweise auf diese Beigaben sind auf den Titeln alt überklebt. Unterschiedlich gebräunt und stockfleckig. - Goed. V 482, 11. Kirchner 1727 (1793-96; je 8 Stücke, also nur 32 Stücke). Hocks/Schmidt 61 f. Fiedler (Forster) 282, 285-287, 337, 360, 396 und 432.

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        Autograph letter signed to Citoyen [Pepin?] at Charleville

      Sedan, 1794. </p>Clouet, Jean-François (1751-1801). A.L.s. to Citoyen [Pepin?] at Charleville. 3pp. on 2 conjugate leaves. Sedan, 17 mai l&#39;an 2me de la République française [1794]. Creased and a little chipped but very good.</p><p>A specialist in metallurgy and active supporter of the French Revolution, Clouet was put in charge of reorganizing metallurgical establishments in his native region in 1793, and he must have written the above letter in his official capacity. He discusses iron products, mostly with military applications, and gives a detailed account of materiel shipped in recent weeks. At the time of writing, the last days of Robespierre&#39;s Reign of Terror, there was fierce civil war in the west of France (the Wars of the Vendée). Clouet also writes of the chemical preparation of earths in barrels. Before the revolution Clouet was professor of physics and chemistry at Mézières, where he worked with Gaspard Monge on the liquefaction of sulfur dioxide, arsenious iron, the manufacture of Damascus blades and the preparation of cast steel. He showed that steel is formed by heading wrought iron with diamond powder. DSB. Partington III, 103. </p>

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        J.P. Brissot, Deputy of Eure and Loire, to His Constituents, On the Situation of the National Convention; on the Influence of the Anarchists, and the Evils it Has Caused; And on the Necessity of Annihilating That Influence in Order to Save the Republic [BOUND WITH] Mémoires Secrets de Robert, Comte de Parades, Écrits par lui au fortir de la Bastille. Pour Servir à l&#39;Histoire de la derniere Guerre

      London, 1794. First Edition. Brissot, a key figure in the Girondist faction in the French Revolution, here inveighs against the "anarchism" of Robespierre and the Jacobins, which he claims will ultimately ruin the Republic . For his efforts, Brissot was himself arrested and guillotined in 1793. This first English edition, translated by William Burke, is of key importance for its substantial (40-pp) Preface by Edmund Burke, seldom reprinted, which, in the words of one Burke scholar is " close as Burke comes to a documentary treatment of the French Revolution [...] it also affords an indispensable clue to what he would have said about that episode [...] his analysis here of revolutionary euphemism is among the earliest such explorations of the language of modern politics." (David Bromwich, ed; On Empire, Liberty, and Reform: Speeches and Letters of Edmund Burke; New Haven: 2000).& & The second title is the scarce posthumous memoir of the adventurer, spy, and impostor Victor Claude Antoine, so-called "Robert, Comte de Paradés." Paradés, who had no rightful claim to his adopted title (it has been speculated that he was actually the illegitimate son of a German pastry-cook) appeared rather mysteriously in Paris in 1771. Unable to obtain a military commission, he ingratiated himself to the Court with some freelance espionage against the British--this proved a successful tactic, and he eventually obtained the commission he sought. He later engineered the failed Armada against the English at Plymouth in 1778, for which failure he was rewarded with a two-year term in the Bastille, from whence he authored the current memoir, recounting his many adventures and inveighing against political enemies. The memoir is a good primary source of information regarding French espionage activities during the American Revolution. It was translated into English in 1791, and reprinted by the Cambridge University Press as recently as 2012. A good précis, in English, of Paradés&#39; career can be found in Volume 52 of Boswell&#39;s Scots Journal (1790). London: for John Stockdale, 1794; and [Paris: Brisennes], 1789. The two volumes bound as one in period calf over boards; skillfully rebacked, with new spine and title label, preserving the original boards and endpapers. Page edges stained yellow. First title: [2], (iv-xl), 122pp + [6] (publisher&#39;s catalog). Second title: i-iv; i-viii; [9]-188pp. General light wear; a few brief marginal tears to contents (not affecting text); Very Good.

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        Der Genius der Zeit. Ein Journal herausgegeben von August Hennings. Bände 1-21 (alles Erschienene). Je Band 4 Monatshefte. Schlichte Pappbde d. Z. (teils berieben) mit Rückenschild.

      Altona, J. F. Hammerich, 1794-1800.. . Komplette Folge der sehr seltenen Zeitschrift. Die historisch-politische Zeitschrift erschien monatlich von 1794-1800 in insgesamt 21 Bänden, 1801-1802 fortgesetzt unter dem Titel 'Der Genius des 19. Jahrhunderts'. August Hennings wurde 1787 Amtmann in Plön, wo er 1792 das 'Schleswigsche Journal' herausgab, "dessen Druck und Verlag aber 1793, da 'die Kreisschreibenden Fürsten die Regierung in Glückstadt bestürmten', in Holstein verboten wurde. Da eröffnete H. ein neues Journal unter dem Titel: 'Genius der Zeit'. Während schon die Ankündigung einen heftigen Angriff von M. Claudius zur Folge hatte, benutzte man von verschiedenen Seiten eifrig und freudig dieses letzte noch übrig gebliebene Asyl einer freien Meinungsäußerung, welches sich bis in den Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts erhielt" (ADB). "Herausgeber, Verleger und die meisten Mitarbeiter bleiben die gleichen [wie beim 'Schleswigschen Journal'], auch die politische Tendenz bleibt weitgehend gewahrt. Die bestehende Staatsform, die Monarchie, soll durch Kritik an der Monarchie und besonders am Adel verteidigt werden, ein Konzept, das den Konflikt mit der Administration sofort einschließt ... An die Stelle Frankreichs und seiner Verfassung einer konstitutionellen Monarchie tritt nach der Erklärung zur Republik ... nun die englische Monarchie als Vorbild besonders für die norddeutschen Liberalen" (Hocks/Schmidt) - Sauberes Exemplar. Nur dieses Exemplar im JAP seit 1950. - Diesch 1230. Kirchner 1732. Hocks/Schmidt S. 62 ff. (ausführlich). Goedeke VIII 11, 28.

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        L' Uomo Galleggiante o sia L' Arte Ragionata Del Nuoto Scoperta Fisica

      Nella Stamperia Reale 1794 (Il primo libro italiano sul nuoto). L' Uomo Galleggiante o sia L' Arte Ragionata Del Nuoto Scoperta Fisica . Pubblicata per graziosa munificenza de' Sovrani, e signori delle Sicilie. Ferdinando IV Borbone e Maria Carolina D' Austria pii felici augusti dal dottore di leggi Oronzio De' Bernardi (1735 - 1806) avvocato, esaminatore sinodale, e canonico della Cattedrale Chiesa della regia Citta' di Terlizzi. In Napoli, nella Stamperia Reale, MDCCXCIV (1794). 2 parti in un volume, pergamena coeva titoli e fregi in oro sul dorso. Prima parte: 1 f. b., (vii), 237, (1) pp. con ritratto dell' Autore finemente inciso in rame da Nic. Fiorillo su disegno di Franc. Lapegna. Seconda parte: (iv), 257, (1) pp., 1 f. b. e 18 tavole f.t. finemente incise in rame da Nicola Fiorillo, Nicolò Cesarano, Domenico Casanova, Guglielmo Morghen, Giuseppe Azzerboni, Aniello Lamberti e Vincenzo Scarpati, per lo più da disegni di Antonio Francesco Lapegna e Vincenzo Ferraresi. L?uomo galleggiante ebbe un successo europeo e fu tradotto in francese, spagnolo e tedesco. Inoltre esso servì di base all? insegnamento del tedesco Guts Muts e procurò all? autore l?iscrizione alle accademie di Pietroburgo, Edimburgo, Gottinga, Parigi e Firenze (Georgofili). Ferdinando IV assegnò poi al De Bernardi una rendita vitalizia. Bellissimo esemplare. Scheda provvisoria.

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      H. Agasse, PARIS 1794 - DUPUIS, Citoyen Français ORIGINE DE TOUS LES CULTES, OU RELIGIONS UNIVERSELLES 3 TOMES COMPLETS AVEC LES PLANCHES DE L'ATLAS An III (1794 - 1795), Paris, Chez H. Agasse In-4 (21 x 28,5 cm), reliés Pagination : tome 1 : 556-104-IV (table analytique de l'édition ) tome 2 : 302 et 304 pages tome 3 : IV-367-355-16 (explications des planches) Reliures cartonnage d'époque pour les tomes 1 et 2 et cartonnage moderne pour le tome 3, dos titrés dorés sur pièces L'édition est bien complète de son atlas de 22 planches et du frontispice intégrées à la fin du tome 3 avec explications ainsi que des 3 tableaux dépliants (La table des signes du zodiaque, de leurs génies et de leurs influences - Tableau nominatif des planètes - Tableau des mois et des différents peuples) Contenu des volumes : L'Univers Dieu - Culte de la nature et vestiges sur tous les monuments - Tableaux de l'Univers - Subdivision de la cause active ou d'Uranus - De la cause passive et de l'action du ciel - Principes lumière et ténèbres - Ame universelle, monde animé - Intelligence universelle - Héracléide, poème sur Hercule ou sur le Soleil - Osiris ou le Soleil, poème égyptien - Isis ou sur la Lune - Théséide, l'Hercule athénien - Argonautiques, Jason - Bacchus - Ammon, le Dieu Soleil aux formes de bélier - Apis, Apollon, Orus, Atys, Esculape, Harpocrate, Canobus, formes du Verseau - Divinités syriennes et chaldéennes : Baal, Belus, Nergal, Moloch, . - Culte de animaux vivants, des plantes et des pierres, des images et des statues - Des mystères origines, progrés . - Métaphysique, physique, astronomie ancienne - Religion chrétienne, de la réparation - La Trinité de Dieu - Les grands cycles et les catastrophes - Examen d'un ouvrage phrygien : apocalypse - Des signes du zodiaque, etc. Etat : reliures écorchées avec lacune de papier, coins émoussés, traces de mouillure en fin de tome 3 ainsi que sur les planches sans grande gravité, ensemble solide et complet, rare ! Poids : 5 kg [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schloß Brühl, "De Residentie te Brüell van de Benschen Zyde aan te Sien. Le Residence ..".

      . Kupferstich aus Saakes, Beknopte Beschrijving v. d. Rhijnstroom, 1794, 20,8 x 33. Blick von der Eingangsseite.

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        'Septem Provinciae seu Belgium Foederatum, quod generaliter audit Hollandia, secundum recentissimas observationes. Prostat Augustae Vindelicorum apud Ioannem Walch. - MDCCLXXXXIV.':.

      . Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Johann Walch in Augsburg, dat. 1794, 49 x 59. Nicht bei van der Heijden, Old maps of the Netherlands 1548-1794! - Zeigt die Niederlande. - Oben links Titelkartusche; darunter Meilenzeiger und Windrose. - Seltener Augsburger Einblattdruck! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Plan of London - Dock, with Some Observations Respecting the River Immediately Connected with Docks in General, Part II

      London, 1794. First Edition. Stitched as issued. A fine copy. 8vo.Vaughan was a successful merchant and director of the Royal Exchange Assurance; according to his biographer, ' The great development of London as a port must be regarded as partly due to his unceasing exertions. ' To this end Vaughan issued a series of pamphlets and tracts between 1793 and 1797 (8 in all) advocating the construction of docks for the port of London. The pamphlet offered here is a concise analysis and survey of the commercial requirements and general statement of the proposed development (including bridge construction, custom houses, facilities, loading of cargoes etc.). Cohen, The Thames, p. 74; DNB XX, 187 - ' 88.

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      1794 - London: 1794. 565 x 525mm. A plan of Knightsbridge from what Howgego describes as the 'largest and most important London map of the eighteenth century', on a scale of 26 inches to a mile. It shows Hyde Park and the Serpentine, with Knightsbridge, the Brompton Road and Sloane Street. Horwood's intention was to mark each house's number (a practice started in 1735), but this was abandoned as impractical. He started his scheme in 1790, expecting to be finished by 1792: by 1794 he was apologising to his subscribers (including George III); in 1798 he received a loan of £500 from the Ph&#156;nix Fire-Office, for whom Horwood worked as a surveyor, to finish the map. However this assistance was not enough to stop Horwood dying in poverty in 1803. HOWGEGO: 200, and pp.21-22.

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      London published. New York: Reprinted for L. Wayland, 1794.. 48pp. Dbd. Lightly tanned and foxed. Good. First American edition. Eaton, the indefatigable English radical and publisher, was indicted for libel. His crime was "intending to scandalize, traduce, and villify" the King, and represent him as "sanguinary, tyrannical, oppressor, cruel, and despotic; and thereby to stir up and excite Discontents and Seditions amongst the Subjects of our said Lord the King...." The jury returned with a verdict of "not guilty" in about an hour. The trial had immediate resonance in the United States, where the political divisions of Federalist and Anti-Federalist were heating up, and the idea of "sedition" as a way to suppress the opposition was soon to find voice in the Alien and Sedition Acts. Only a handful of copies in ESTC. EVANS 26930. COHEN 13332. ESTC W28193.

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        The Four Seasons exemplified]

      Laurie & Whittle, London 1794 - Engraving, with mezzotint and roulette-work, a set of four, titled 'Spring', 'Summer', 'Autumn' and 'Winter'. A beautiful series depicting a pair of lovers progressing through the seasons in a country landscape Spring, and the gentleman presents his love with garlands of flowers, a flower-seller kneels in front of them and holds up a swag of flowers she has just picked up from her overflowing basket. Summer, and the harvest is in full swing, the gentleman holds his love's hand and points to the young children gathering sheaths of corn in the mid-ground. The lady is seated on harvested corn in front of a stand of trees. In the trees an elder lady keeps an eye on the pair of lovers. Autumn, and the pair are seated at the edge of some trees, the lady offers her love a pineapple, whilst her apron overflows with the fruits of the autumn. In the mid-ground, two gentlemen and their dogs are out shooting. Winter, and the happy pair, well-wrapped against the cold, take a stroll and watch the skaters in the mid-ground. Each title panel includes an appropriate 6 to 8 line quote from James Thomson's The Seasons.

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        "A view of the life, travels, and philanthropic labors of the late John Howard, Esquire, L.L.D. F.R.S."

      Phildelphia: printed for John Ormrod by W. Woodward at Franklin&#39;s Head. 1794. "12mo (approx. 6½ v 4¼ inches), pp. 196, [7] Ormrod ads; the last 10 pages consist of a subscriber list, among whom Oliver Evans and Benjamin Rush; engraved frontispiece portrait (top blank margin trimmed); full crimson calf, covers roll-grained toresemble roan or goat, gilt key border on covers, smooth gilt-deoorated spine laid out in 6 compartments, green morocco label in one, alternating gilt stars and rosettes in the others, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers; minor rubbing; near fine. Ode Inscribed to John Howard by William Haley with separate title page occupies pp. [167]-185, as issued. &#11;&#11;Evans 26543."

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

      London: R. Wilkinson, 1 January, 1794. Engraved map, 265 x 338mm., contemporary handcolouring, a lovely impression, early manuscript "42" in ink to lower right margin. From Port Jackson to Canton. A second marvellous map, the companion to Wilkinson&#39;s map of the east coast of Australia. This map of South-East Asia is rather usefully designed to show the islands between Canton at top left and the Torres Strait in the bottom right, giving an overview of the waters which in the 1790s were seeing the beginnings of what would become the established China/India to New Holland trade, with its famous waterways such as the Straits of Sunda and Malacca, and the Sulu Sea. In fact, as an overview of this burgeoning trade, the map could scarcely be bettered. The map was originally included in Robert Wilkinson&#39;s A General Atlas, being A Collection of Maps of the World (1794).

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        Johann Ferdinand Roth (Diakonus bey St. Jakob), Sammlung schöner Stellen zum Gebrauch für Stammbücher. Aus deutschen, lateinischen, griechischen, französischen, italienischen und englischen Schriftstellern.

      Ernst Christoph Grattenauer, Nürnberg 1794.,,. . 230 Seiten. Marmorierter Pappeinband. 10 x 17,5 cm. Ganz seltenes Exemplar dieses Autors aus Nürnberg. Zustand: gering stockfleckig.

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        The Trial of William Skirving , secretary to the British Convention... for Sedition

      Edinburgh: James Robertson, n.d. but, 1794. Octavo, frontispiece portrait tipped onto binder&#39;s stub, some browning, corner of one page missing not affecting text (pp. 143/4); good in modern black cloth. With the portrait of the "tried patriot" Rare contemporary account of the trial of the Scottish Martyr William Skirving, who was transported to Australia for sedition for fourteen years, departing aboard the Surprise in May of 1794. Skirving was an intelligent and industrious man with liberal political views: from 1790 onwards he became involved in popular campaigns for political change, rising to secretary of the Scottish Association of the Friends of the People in 1792. Skirving and his fellow patriots advocated legal parliamentary reform yet the movement was misconstrued as revolutionary by the State based on the republican sentiments expressed at the first convention, and notably because of their provocative habit of addressing each other as "Citizen", an uncomfortable echo of the rhetoric preceding the revolution in France. After a horrific voyage Skirving arrived in Port Jackson in October 1794, and was granted a farm in present-day Petersham. Skirving&#39;s health declined in Australia, doubtless exacerbated by the loneliness of separation from his wife and two sons. He passed away in 1796 under the care of Surgeon George Bass. This work includes a striking frontispiece portrait by John Kay of "Citizen Skirving", honoured as &#39;A Tried Patriot and an Honest Man.&#39;.

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        A New Map of the Northern States Containing the kingdoms of Sweden, Denmark, and Norway; with the Western parts of Russia, Livonia, Courland &ca.

      1794 - London, 1794. Original outline colour. 490 x 660mm. Detailed map.

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE OPERATIONS OF CAPTAIN LITTLE&#39;S DETACHMENT, and of the MAHRATTA ARMY, commanded by PURSERAM BHOW; during the late confederacy in India, against NAWAB TIPPOO SULTAN BAHADUR

      London: printed for the author, by George Woodfall, and sold by J. Johnson, 1794.. FIRST EDITION, 1794. 4to, approximately 275 x 220 mm, 10¾ x 8½ inches, folding engraved map and 7 engraved plates, pages: [4], xv, [1]-524, [2], the final leaf contains an index to the plates and errata, bound in full calf, rebacked, gilt lettering and blind decoration between raised bands on spine, East India College coat of arms in gilt on both covers, inner hinges neatly strengthened, loosely laid in is a letter connected with the book, but hard to read. Binding rubbed and scuffed, shelf wear to edges, corners repaired, folding map tipped-in on old paper which is foxed, small neat repair to blank side of map, pale offset and foxing to map, offset from plates onto text and a little pale offset onto plates, a few margins a little dusty, 2 small marginal repairs not affecting text or image, occasional small pale spot, pages have pale age-browning, long old ink presentation from the College to a pupil, otherwise a very good copy. The plates are: A view of Darwar; A view of Chittledroog; A plan of action of the 29th Dec, 1791; Inscription on a gun in Bejapoor; Tippoo&#39;s Coins, 2 plates, and 1 plate of Zodiac rupees. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Fossilia Aegyptiaca Musei Borgiani Velitris. Velletri, 1794. 4to. Contemporary boards.

      Curtis Schuh's Bibl. of Mineralogy, Wad 1 (; Ibrahim-Hilmy II, p. 314; Murray II, p. 129; not in Sinkankas. First and only edition of a catalogue describing the ancient artefacts, fossils and minerals contained in the immense Egyptian collection of Cardinal Stefano Borgia, in Rome and Velletri. The core of the collection was assembled in the early part of the 17th century by Cardinal Scipio Borgese, and was later expanded by Cardinal Borgia through his office as Secretary of the Congregation of Foreign Missions and financed by the sale of his jewels and his yacht. While the main part of the collection is described by the Danish mineralogist and zoologist Gregers Wad, the descriptions of items with hieroglyphs and art (primarily gems) are by the Danish archaeologist Jörgen Zoëga.With the lovely near-contemporary engraved bookplate of Joachim Moritz Wilhelm Baumann on the back of the title-page, covering a library stamp, and an early presentation inscription to Joan D. Schaeffer on pastedown. In very good condition. Boards slightly soiled.

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        The Bermudas, or Summer's Islands. From a Survey by C. Lempriere. Regulated by Astronomical Observations.

      1794 - London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Coloured. 490 x 630mm. Split in lower centre fold. A large chart of Bermuda, divided into tribes and with the towns and defences marked. Around the island are the sea routes from one part of the island to another, and notes, for example, 'Here is the chief place of Fishing for Whales'. Lempriere's survey of Bermuda, first published in 1738 by Lempriere & engraver W.H. Toms, was a considerable advance on existing maps, many of which were still based on Speed's map of a century earlier. The lifetime of this survey was also excessive: this plate was first published by Sayer in 1775, before being acquired by Laurie & Whittle in 1797; Richard Holmes Laurie published an edition in 1826!

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        Pillnitz (Dresden). - Schloss & Fähre. - Wizani. - "Pillnitz sur l'Elbe pres de Dresde".

      . Radierung / Umrissradierung, auf Whatman-Bütten, in brauner Tusche laviert, 1794. Von Johann Friedrich Wizani. 37,4 x 52,5 cm (Darstellung / Einfassungslinie) / 43,1 x 53,5 cm (Platte) / 47 x 57 cm (Blatt). Rechts unterhalb der Darstellung signiert, mittig darunter französisch betitelt. Whatman-Wasserzeichen 1794. - Recht obere Ecke fachkundig restauriert. Insgesamt aber guter Erhaltungszustand. Johann Friedrich Wizani (1770 Dresden - 1835 ebenda). Deutscher Landschaftsmaler, Zeichner und Stecher. Ab 1787 Studium an der Dresdner Akademie bei Adrian Zingg, in den 1790er Jahren bei Johann Philipp Veith. Ab 1792 zeichnete, radierte und aquarellierte er vorwiegend sächsische Gegenden und verdiente sich seinen Lebensunterhalt mit Miniaturgemälde. Eine Malertätigkeit an der Meißner Porzellanmanufaktur musste er wegen einer Augenerkrankungen aufgeben, die ihn zeitlebens beeinträchtigte. Ab 1820 entstanden großformatige Umrissradierungen mit Panoramen v.a. der Gegend um Dresden, aber auch anderer Orte..

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        Grunderne til skrif-konsten med kongl.

      maÿts allernådigste privilegio utgifne. Sthlm, J. A. Carlbohm, 1794. Folio. Grav. titelblad,11 s. & X grav. plr. Elegant marmorerat klbd med brunröd titeletikett i marokäng (Hedberg, 1950). Pärmarnas insidor med några limfläckar. Inlagan endast putsad. Planscherna med några småfläckar. Ur Bengt Bernströms bibliotek.. Hagelin Ekström collection s. 85. Gravyrerna utförda av Fredrik Acrel och Eric Åkerland. Arbetet bygger delvis på Paillassons "L'art d'ecriture" från 1760 och vissa illustrationer är även kopierade därifrån. Beckman var verksam inom lantmäteriet

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        Pattern Book] Leeds Pottery. Designs for Creamware (Leedsware)

      Hartley, Greens & Company, Leeds 1794 - 4to. 28 by 23 cm. 71 engraved plates, with 269 designs. Two of the plates are folding. Hartley, Greens was established in 1781 and is still in existence, making creamware. Without twelve page text which was issued separately. One of the folding plates, No. 26, featuring design No. 106, is torn by the folds, with a chunk of the base of the design, lost. Otherwise, occasional light pencil drawings, occasional light soiling, age toning, generally clean. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anna Selbdritt vor einem skizzenhaft angedeuteten architektonischen Hintergrund.

      . Bleistift, auf Velin. 33,2:24,7 cm. Insgesamt etwas fleckig, kleine Quetschfalte im oberen Rand. Provenienz: Sammlung Ignaz Dornach, Weiler bei Lindau, nicht bei Lugt.. Marie Ellenrieder wurde von dem Konstanzer Miniaturmaler J. Einsle (1794 - nach 1850) unterrichtet. Danach erhielt sie als erste Frau die Zulassung zum Kunststudium an der Akademie in München. Anschließend wurde sie Porträtmalerin an südwestdeutschen Fürstenhöfen (Hohenzollerischer Hof in Sigmaringen, Fürstenbergischer Hof in Donaueschingen), ebenso malte sie religiöse Themen. 1822-1824 hielt sie sich in Rom auf, dort machte sie die Bekanntschaft von Louise Seidler (1786-1866) sowie von F. Overbeck (1789-1869) und weiteren Nazarenern; häufig ausbleibende Anerkennung durch ihre männlichen deutsch-römischen Kollegen führte jedoch zur Ausbildung einzelgängerischen Verhaltens. Ein einjähriger Aufenthalt in Florenz folgte. Nach ihrer Rückkehr nach Baden ist die nahezu ausschließliche Fokussierung auf religiöse Kunst zu beobachten. Seit 1829 lebte sie in Karlsruhe und wurde zur großherzoglich-badischen Hofmalerin ernannt. Reisen nach Zürich, Dresden und München folgten. Ab den 1830er Jahren folgte durch eine schon seit dem ersten Italienaufenthalt in selbstzerstörerische Selbstanklagen und Depressionen fallende Gemütslage sowie durch Ablehnung und Verleugnung der eigenen Sinnlichkeit und Körperlichkeit und Zweifel an den eigenen künstlerischen Leistungen die zunehmende Abkehr vom gesellschaftlich-öffentlichen Leben. 1834/35 kehrte sie nach Konstanz zurück. 1838-1840 unternahm sie die zweite Italienreise. In den 40er und 50er Jahren gelingt es ihr, nach Jahren mit Krankheit und Depressionen, erneut zu ihrer schöpferischen Kraft zurückzufinden.

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        La Francia Delineato Sulle ultime osservazioni.

      1794 - Rome, 1794. Coloured. Two sheets, each c.355 x 485mm. Two-sheet map of France, with a decorative title cartouche in the lower sheet. Although the map shows the old counties there is a list of the new Republican departements. Published in Cassini's 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', which was not a success, so his maps are uncommon.

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        Washington Administration?s Act of Congress relating to trade with China

      Document Signed ?Edm: Randolph? as Washington?s Secretary of State, 1p, 8? x 13.25?. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 4, 1794. Signed in type ?Gº: Washington? as President. On laid paper. Two small ink spots on verso with light show-through. Toning at left edge. Fine condition.Headed ?Third Congress / of the / United States: / at the First Session...? In part, ?An ACT to extend the term of credit for Teas imported in the ship Argonaut ... Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the collector of the district of Pennsylvania be, and he hereby is authorized and directed to take bond, with sufficient surety, for the payment of the duties accruing on teas imported into the said district, in the ship Argonaut, Victor Chabert, commander, from China, payable on the fifteenth day of May, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, or to receive, on deposit, such of the said teas as may be tendered, for that purpose, as secu

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        Ãœber die Freiheit des menschlichen Willens. Eine philosophische Abhandlung. Leipzig: G.J. Göschen, 1794.

      - First edition of a rare early work by Christian Friedrich Michaelis (1770-1834), best remembered for his extension of Kant&#146;s aesthetic theory to music. Michaelis first studied in Leipzig under Karl Heinrich Heydenreich before moving to Jena to become Reinhold's pupil. Back in Leipzig, his 1793 Habilitationsschrift in Latin was a description and defence of Reinhold's position on free will. Michaelis then published this German translation the following year. Adickes 1071. 8vo, xvi, 132 pp., contemporary half leather with smooth gilt spine, rubbed, decorative endpapers, early armorial ownership stamp on title-page, uniform light browning, a nice copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        George Washington approves import duties on tobacco, snuff and sugar

      THIRD CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: AT THE FIRST SESSION, Begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania, on Monday, the second of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three. ?" An ACT laying certain duties upon Snuff and Refined Sugar. (Philadelphia: Childs & Swaine, 1794) 6p, 8.25" x 13.75", loosely string bound in blue paper wraps. Lightly toned at folds with minor separations, typical marginal wear, minor pin holes which do not affect text, moderate dampstain to rear cover with some slight erosion.Passed by the Third Congress and bearing Washington's printed signature, "Go : WASHINGTON" as President on the final page dated June 5, 1794, the act laid a four cents per pound duty on imported tobacco, twelve cents per pound on snuff and four cents per pound on refined sugar.Also bears the printed signatures of Frederick Augusts Muhlenberg, as Speaker of the House, and Ralph Izard, as President of the Senate pro tempore.Dockete

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        A General Plan for laying out Towns and Townships , on the new-acquired lands in East Indies, America, or elsewhere

      London: n.d., but, 1794. Octavo, large folding plate of plans with early handcolouring in red; bound in original heavy pink card wrappers, a bit faded, with early manuscript title to front. Laying out the settlements. Very scarce first edition of this model for the planning and building of an ideal colonial settlement under British rule, published in 1794 as a guide for free settlers and government officials alike. Although not specifically contemplating colonial town-planning in New South Wales, its date makes this a significant publication for the laying-out of early outlying settlements such as the so-called Macquarie towns along the Hawkesbury River, or the more ambitious distant settlements such as Newcastle in the north or Bathurst and Orange to the west. Sharp&#39;s text formed part of a very small canon of town-planning literature that would have been available to the colonists. At a later date issues of urban design were more in the forefront of colonial planning, so that Colonel Light&#39;s Adelaide, for example, had a grid of streets long before it had a colonist. Sharp (1735-1813), a prominent abolitionist, is also remembered as the tutor to Omai, and took an active interest in all of the British colonies. He firmly believed that better social conditions for slaves but also for all of the lower classes including convicts would result in a more equitable society. As a result, this work is of considerable architectural and town planning interest as it reflects a sort of ideal city, a hybrid of military planning and civil law, that clearly sheets back to earlier classical and particularly Roman ideas. The work dates from a period in which such proposals were actively solicited and keenly studied by officials and settlers alike, chiefly because the founding and building of entire cities from scratch was fundamental to British colonial policy. Sharp himself considered that his great achievement was the founding of Freetown in Sierra Leone in 1787, established by freed African slaves sent from England. Sharp&#39;s interest in the Pacific was encouraged by the time he spent with Omai: while the famous Raitaean was staying with Joseph Banks he was taught the rudiments of writing by Sharp. He explained the method he used in his An English alphabet: for the use of foreigners (1786). The record shows that Sharp tutored Omai regularly for a month, but by 6 April &#39;Omai was so taken up with engagements that I could have no more opportunity of giving him lessons, which were but fifteen in all&#39;. Just over a decade after Omai returned to Huahine with Cook, Sharp published An English alphabet, probably in anticipation of a need for such a work in the spread of the gospel in the South Seas. A second edition of this General Plan for laying out Towns and Townships was printed in 1804. Despite its evident Australian interest we have traced only microfilm or electronic copies in Australian libraries.

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      Published by George and George Townly Stubbs, London 1794 - A lively portrait of the Prince of Wales's famous racehorse Baronet, by the master equine painter George Stubbs. George Stubbs is considered one of the greatest English painters. His ingenious animal and sporting pictures remain unrivalled in their passionate depiction of emotion and their commitment to naturalistic observation. Stubbs was briefly apprenticed to the painter Hamlet Winstanley, a relationship that quickly ended, leaving the young artist to his own tuition. In contrast to contemporary academic theory, Stubbs' attached great importance to the belief that art should imitate nature, not the work of other artists. He spent years carefully studying human and equine anatomy so that he could truthfully represent natural form and movement. A result of this study was his famous 'Anatomy of the Horse', which details, with beautiful engraving, the various elements of a horse's anatomy, from skeletal form to muscular definition. Continuing in search on innovation, Stubbs began experimenting with a myriad of different mediums, becoming accomplished in both enamels and printmaking. Through arduous application, he became a talented mezzotint engraver and worked with ease in both soft ground, and etching techniques. Stubbs' masterful paintings inspired some of the greatest engravers of the day to reproduce his work for publication, including his own son George Townly Stubbs who reproduced with faithful accuracy the sublime emotion inherent in his father's exquisite works. Stubbs was elected director of the Society of Artists and a Royal Academician, and today his prized paintings are housed in some of the finest museums in the world. Stubbs was often commissioned to paint accurate portraits of specific racehorses for proud aristocratic patrons, who wished to highlight their horses' racing success. This practice is expertly exemplified with this magnificent print of the show horse Baronet, who was bred by Lord Sherborne. Baronet, a bay colt by Vertumnus, was foaled in 1785 and sold to Sir Walter Vavasour and then to the Prince of Wales. He is shown here with Samuel Chifney, The Prince of Wales's jockey, alighted on his broad muscular back. Baronet began racing in 1789, but his best year was 1791 when he won the hotly contested Oatland Stakes, and everything else that he ran for. Commenting on this print, 'The Sporting Magazine' states: "Mr Stubbs has taken great pains to give the character and style of riding of this celebrate jockey, and the horse upon which he gained so much fame. There is something very singular in this picture; the horse's legs are all off the ground, at that moment when raised by the motion of muscular strengh - a bold attempt, and as well perfected; this attitude has never been yet described but by Mr. Stubbs". (Lennox-Boyd 238-239) Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs 100, ii/iii; Slater, Engravings and their Value p.610; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p.271; Snelgrove, British Sporting and Animal Prints 1658-1874 no.14. Stipple with etching. State ii/iii, with the title in closed letters and engraved inscription: 'G. Stubbs Pinxt.*** Geoe Townly Stubbs Sculp't. Engraver to his /Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. / BARONET / London Publish'd Feby. 20th 1794, by Messrs Stubbs, Turf Gallery, Conduit Street.'. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Political House That Jack Built (and 7 Other titles)

      London: William Hone Small 8vo, contemporary calf, spoine gilt and laid down in later repair. Binding worn but solid. With the ink signature of Thomas Hardy, who was tried with John Horne Tooke and John Telwell for high treason in 1794; political trials which were intended to cripple the radical British movements of the 1790s. Bookplate of Anne and F.G. Renier whose William Hone collection is at Adelphi University. An excellent collection of 8 political satires illustrated by George Cruikshank and published by William Hone, a radical and influential publisher (and bankrupt bookseller) whose court battle against censorship in 1817 was a turning point in British press freedom. Because of his political parodies expressing radical political and religious views, he was brought to trial and acquitted three separate times. "The Late John Wilkes&#39;s Catechism" and "The Political Litany" are two fo the three pamphlets for which Hone was tried for blasphemy. The other titles included are "The Political House That Jack Built" (colored copy), "A Political Catechism", "Official Account of the Noble Lord&#39;s Bite", "Another Ministerial Defeat", The Queen&#39;s Matrimonial Ladder" and "Non mi Ricordo". The last two are later editions; the others are first editions. Full titles and details on request.. Contemporary Calf.. Very Good. Illus. by George Cruikshank. Small 8vo.

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        Original Impressment Warrant 1794-1795

      Issued London: 1794 -, 1795. Original printed sheet with manuscript additions, entire sheet measuring 490 x 385 mm., strong impression of the Admiralty blind stamp to top left-hand corner, signed by Captain Hood and countersigned by John Ibbetson, Second Secretary for the Admiralty, with two other unidentified contemporary signatures; very good, a few spots, originally folded to docket size, a little worn at folds. A Cook sailor recruits by press gang. A rare naval document, and a most interesting relic of one of Cook&#39;s men: Captain Alexander Hood had served on Cook&#39;s Resolution during the arduous second voyage, and manuscript material relating to his career is scarce. This Admiralty impressment warrant was issued to Hood in 1794 to man the warship Audacious, and is complete with Hood&#39;s signature in receipt of the order. Such warrants permitting recruitment by press-ganging were issued to commanders of vessels to recruit fit and experienced men to serve on naval vessels. Alexander Hood was born into a prestigious maritime family in 1758, joining the Royal Navy in 1767 under his cousin Captain Samuel Hood, master of the Rodney. He served with the Rodney for three years in Nova Scotia before joining Captain James Cook on the Resolution as an Able Seaman for his second voyage of discovery through the Pacific. Hood served Cook with distinction. He was the first on board to sight the island of Futuhuku in the Marquesas group; Cook later named the island in his honour. Hood, who left a manuscript journal of his experiences on Cook&#39;s second voyage, was discharged from the Resolution during August 1775, and went on to serve with distinction on a number of vessels in the North American conflict. The present document was issued shortly after his 1794 commission to captain the Audacious in the fighting against the French, empowering him to use any means to find a complement of sailors and hands for the crew: the payment of one shilling per man is stipulated. The document specifically informs Hood that if he exempts pressed sailors for financial gain, he &#39;will answer it at [his] peril.&#39; Hood was unable to fulfil his commission on the Audacious due to ill health, resuming command of the Mars in February 1797. Mortally wounded while commanding the Mars in an artillery exchange with the French warship Hercule of 74 guns, Hood died shortly after receiving the French surrender, and was buried in the churchyard at Butleigh, Somerset. The poet laureate Robert Southey, whose brother Thomas was terribly wounded while serving on the Mars, composed an epitaph for the monument to Captain Hood later erected within the Butleigh church.

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. Madrid. 1794. Primera Edicion Hispana. 23x15. VII+3h+212+Indice(12h). Magnifica y Rara Obra. N° de ref. de la libreria 16 Biblioteca AD.

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