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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]

      [Bookseller: Clausen Books, RMABA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria Bok & Bildantikvariat AB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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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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        Le glaive vengeur de la République française une et indivisible. Ou galerie révolutionnaire, contenant les noms, prénoms, les lieux de naissance, l'état, les ci-devant qualités, l'âge, les crimes et les dernières paroles de tous les grands conspirateurs et traîtres à la patrie, dont la tête est tombée sous la glaive national. Par arrêt du tribunal extraordinaire, établi à Paris par une loi en date du 10 mars 1793, pour juger sans appel de ce genre de délit. Par un ami de la Révolution, des moeurs et de la justice. - Et: St(aël) de H(olstein, Germaine) Mad. la Baronne. Zulma. Fragment d'un ougrage. (Sic!)

      G.-F. Galletti, An II de la république française; Londres, s.n.e.,, Paris, 1794 - Paris, G.-F. Galletti, An II de la république française; Londres, s.n.e., 1794. In-8°. Frontispice 216 p.; VIII, 24 p. Rel. carton rose, titre manuscrit au dos. Frontispice gravé représentant une guillotine. - Précieux ouvrage donnant les noms, l'âge, la profession et l'adresse des personnes exécutées en 1793, dans toute la France, sur ordre des tribunaux révolutionnaires. - Lonchamp: Oeuvre imprimé de Madame Germaine de Staël", 1949, no 21. - Lonchamp prétend, sans citer de preuves, qu'il s'agit d'une grossière contrefaçon. Son seul argument est que madame de Staël n'aurait pas toléré que l'on écrive sur le titre "Ougrage" au lieu de "Ouvrage". Mais contrefaçon de quoi? Il n'y a tout simplement pas d'autre édition jusqu'en 1813. Notre avis est (et aussi la BNF) qu'il s'agit bien d'une première édition de ce texte. - (Dos defraichi). - Bel exemplaire. Rel. carton rose, titre manuscrit au dos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Monroe Bridge Books, SNEAB Member]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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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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        POEMS AND PLAYS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, In Sixteen Volumes. Collated Verbatim with the Most Authentick Copies and revised; with the Corrections and Illustrations of Various Commentators; To Which are Added, An Essay on the Chronological Order of His Plays; An Essay Relative to Shakespeare and Jonson; A Dissertation on the Three Parts of King Henry VI. An Historical Account of the English Stage, and Notes by Edmund Malone. [With a Life of the Author, and A Selection of Notes, Critical, Historical, Explanatory, and Glossarial; Selected From the Editions of Rowe, Pope, Johnson, and Steevens, Malone and other Eminent Commentators: To Which are Added, The Prefaces of Rowe, Pope, and Johnson, With Engraved Portraits and Superior Illustrations, En

      Dublin Printed for John Exshaw 1794 - 16 volumes. First of the Edition. Illustrated with finely engraved portraits, frontispieces, facsimiles of handwriting and a profusion of other fine engravings throughout. 8vo, contemporary full polished, mottled calf, the spines handsomely decorated with gilt bands separating the compartments, two compartments with contrasting red and black morocco lettering labels gilt decorated and lettered, others with central gilt ornamental device. A very handsome and unusually well preserved set, the calf in very nice condition, the gilt bright, the text blocks clean, sound, crisp and tight, the plates all in good order, a fresh set and a set in contemporary and exemplary condition. FINE AND EARLY SET OF SHAKESPEARE’S WORK. Includes a Life of Shakespeare , the author’s will, Appendices noting the plays and editions, commendatory verses on Shakespeare, Johnson’s, Rowe’s and Pope’s famed prefaces. This version derives as well as from Rowe and those who followed him, from Malone’s text, which is renowned for its accuracy and consistency. In fact, it "has time and again been called the foundation of modern Shakespeare scholarship." [Shakespeare Domesticated] For each play, significant notes by Malone, Steevens, Warburton and others are affixed. The index and illustrations add to the collection’s interest. This collection is of value not only because it is attractive and well preserved but also because it contains documents and editing considered highly significant in Shakespearean scholarship and editing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A General Atlas being a Collection of Maps of the World and Quarters the Principal Empires Kingdoms etc with their several Provinces, and other Subdivisions Correctly Delineated

      Robert Wilkinson, London 1794 - Unpaginated. Half-bound in calf/ marbled paper. Gilt title to spine w blind-stamped rules and decorations. 1794/95 with 48 maps ( 2 x America 1794) all of which are hand coloured. Engraved title page, slight damage to rear which has been repaired. Horizontal crease to middle following page with slight damage again corresponding to title page. Double-page world hemisphere map w 1.5cm closed tear to internal edge LH side and split vertically and cleanly down seam from there. Double page Mercator's chart also gaping slightly down seam at bottom third and repaired verso. Cloth reinforcements, not affecting image, along verso bottom of internal edges Sweden Denmark and Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, France (x2), Spain and Portugal and Italy (x2). Also torn through wear to the bottom edge 'North East part of Italy' where plate meets paper margin. A few marks here and there but generally clean, tight and bright, an excellent copy of a very scarce item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Author, London 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. [Attributes: First Edition; 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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        The History of the Origin, Progress, and Termination of the American War

      P. Wogan et al, Dublin 1794 - xi, 446 p. Covers scratched, edges worn, corners heavily bumped. Spine label almost entirely missing. First few pages chipped at bottom corner. Ink signature on title page. Most pages darkened, stained, thumbed. Ink marks rear endpapers. Binding remains tight, however. Charles Stedman, born in 1753 in Philadelphia, was a Loyalist during the Revolutionary War and commanded a rifle corps. After the war, he retired to England where he examined and settled claims of the Loyalists, passing away in 1812. Sabin 91057. Generally considered the best contemporary account of the Revolution written from the British side.

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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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        Memoirs of Count Grammont, by. A New Translation with notes and illustrations. Embellished with seventy-six portraits of the principal characters mentioned in the work

      Harding s.a. (1794), London - Portada, III-363-LXXXIV p., 3 h., 79 retratos a toda plana. Chagrín verde de época, doble filete dorado en ambos planos, cantos, contracantos, cabeza y cortes también dorados.Bella edición ilustrada de las Memorias del Conde Grammont, publicadas por vez primera en 1713. La reputación de Anthony Hamilton es única. A pesar de ser inglés, los primeros años que pasó en Francia le hicieron un experto conocedor de la literatura francesa, sus contactos con la corte de Carlos II le dieron "el ojo y el oído" de un auténtico caballero francés. La elección del Conde de Grammnt como figura central de estas memorias se debió al casamiento de su hermana con éste mismo. La obra es un trabajo satírico e ingenioso, un ocurrente relato de las intrigas amorosas y escándalos en la Corte.Anthony Hamilton fue calificado por Voltaire como el primer escritor en conocer el verdadero "genio o fuerza" de la lengua francesa.La obra está ilustrada con un total de 79 retratos a toda plana grabados por Gardiner, Barrel, Silvester, Nugent. y dubujados por Harding

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        Ansicht von Lac du Vernex, Schweiz, mit Gebirgskulisse.

      . Pinsel in Grau, auf cremefarbenem Velin, schwarz umrandet, rechts unten bezeichnet und datiert "Vernex 11/23 Fevrier". 14,2:13,6 cm. Auf Albumblatt montiert.. Die Tochter des Malers und Radierers G.W. von Reutern (1794-1865) und ältere Schwester des Bildnismalers Christoph von Reutern (1839-1859) war allein im privaten Bereich künstlerisch tätig. 1841 heiratete sie den bekannten russischen Dichter und Übersetzer Wassilij Andrejewitsch Schukowskij, der sich ebenso als Zeichner und Radierer betätigte. 1848-1852 lebte das Paar in Baden-Baden, wo zum Freundeskreis ihres Mannes Persönlichkeiten wie Puschkin, Gogol und Justinus Kerner zählten. Nach dem Tod ihres Mannes im Jahr 1852 zog sie mit ihrer Tochter Alexandra Wassiljewna nach Petersburg, wo jene später Hofdame und Geliebte des Großfürsten Alexei Alexandrowitsch Romanow wurde. G. von Reutern hielt sich vom November 1832 bis Juli 1833 mit seiner Familie zur Erholung in Vernex auf. Hier entstanden im Februar/März 1833 die uns vorliegenden Blätter von Elisabeth von Reutern.

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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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        Poems, Supposed to Have Been Written at Bristol, By Thomas Rowley, and Others, in the Fifteenth Century.

      Cambridge Printed by B. Flower, for the Editor 1794 - Coleridge's Second Appearance in Print [COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor]. [CHATTERTON, Thomas]. ROWLEY, Thomas. [SHARPE, Lancelot, editor]. Poems, Supposed to Have Been Written at Bristol, By Thomas Rowley, and Others, in the Fifteenth Century. Cambridge: Printed by B. Flower, for the Editor, 1794. The first printed appearance of Coleridge's Monody on the Death of Chatterton (page xxv-xxvii). This was only Coleridge's second appearance in print, the first being The Fall of Robespierre which was also printed in 1794. Fifth edition. Octavo (5 9/16 x 8 7/8 inches; 140 x 224 mm).[1, engraved title], [1, blank], [i]-xxix, [1, blank], [2], [1]-329, [1, blank] pp. With engraved additional title-page and a facsimileplate facing page 197. Nineteenth century half green morocco over marbled boards. Morocco outlined in gilt. Spine stamped and lettered in gilt. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Spine lightly sunned. Edges and boards slightly rubbed. A small marginal paper flaw to leaf U4, not affecting text. Some light foxing to endpapers. A very good, clean copy. Thomas Chatterton who often wrote under the pseudonym Thomas Rowley was a poet who committed suicide at the age of seventeen and was revered by many of his contemporaries, thus inspiring Coleridge's Monody on the Death of Chatterton. "No poet, not even Coleridge-was ever so imbued with the romantic spirit; and without giving him more than his due, we must acknowledge Chatterton to be the founder of the modern romantic school of poetry. That Coleridge was influenced to a considerable extent by Chatterton is patent to everyone, and that he was deeply impressed by the fate of the younger is also evident.(The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors, Moulton 539). Haney 35. Warren. HBS 64554. $1,250 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems, Supposed to have been written at Bristol, By Thomas Rowley, and Others, in the Fifteenth Century

      Printed by B. Flower for the Editor, Cambridge 1794 - xxix, 329 p. Title page engraving and one diagram of coats of arms opposite page 197. Brown half-leather with brown cloth boards. Gold and blank impressing on spine with raised bands. Some rubbing at hinges and corners. Signed binding by Seton & Mackenzie [of Edinburgh]. Thomas Chatterton (1752 - 1770) was an English poet, creator of pseudo-medieval poetry who used "Thomas Rowley" as a pseudonym. Editor Thomas Tyrwhitt, a Chaucerian scholar, seems to have at first believed the poems to be genuine medieval works but eventually realized they were Chatterton's. Controversy raged over the age and authorship of these poems for years after the poet's death by suicide. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Het leven en bedryf van den Heere Michiel de Ruiter, Hertog, Ridder, &c., Lieutenant Admiraal van Hollandt en West-Vrieslandt. (5 vol. set). Op nieuw uitgegeven door E.M. Engelberts.

      Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1794-1794. - (6th ed.). 5 vols. Ca.2200 pp. Complete with 9 engr.plts. (incl. 7 fold.). Index. Hardcover. Contemp. half sheepskin. VG. (Bindings sl. rubbed; vol. IV occas. sl. waterst.). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de l'art chez les anciens. Tome I-II.

      H. J. Jansen et Comp:e, Paris 1794 - Traduite de l'Allemand Avec des notes historiques et critiques de differens auteurs. Frontispiece, CII, 696 pp. + 25 plates. + [2] pp. + frontispiece + [2], 692 pp + 37 plates. Text in French. Vol III, not included, was published in 1803. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A DEFENCE OF THE CONSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AGAINST THE ATTACK ON M. TURGOT IN HIS LETTER TO DR. PRICE.

      London: John Stockdale, 1794. - Three volumes. 8,xxxii,3-392; [2],451,[1]; [2],528,[36]pp. Portrait in first volume. Contemporary gilt tree calf, rebacked, leather labels. Bookplate on front pastedown of each volume. Minor scattered foxing, but generally quite clean and fresh internally. Very good. The definitive final edition, after its first appearance in London in 1787. One of the most important and widely read of the many writings of the important Revolutionary figure and second president of the United States. The second and third volumes, originally issued later than the first, contain descriptions of the Italian republics of the Middle Ages as well as a lengthy analysis of "the Right Constitution of a Commonwealth." At the time Adams wrote this work he was serving as the first United States ambassador in England, an uncomfortable position for a recent rebel, but he was ever ready to argue the American point of view. Here he forcibly states the principles on which he perceived the United States to be founded. The book was popular and went through numerous editions. Its issuance as the Federal Constitutional Convention was assembling added to its popularity and resulted in several American reprintings, and according to the DAB, "its timeliness gave it vogue." Later Adams' detractors sought to find in it a hidden desire for a monarchy. This edition is sometimes known under its half title, HISTORY OF THE PRINCIPAL REPUBLICS IN THE WORLD. HOWES A60, "aa." SABIN 233. DAB I, p.76.

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        The Poetical Works of John Milton, With a Life of the Author By William Hayley [3 volumes]

      Printed By W. Bulmer and Co., Shakspeare Printing Office, For John and Josiah Boydell, and George Nicol, 1794, 1795, 1797, London - 3 volumes. 42.4 cm x 32 cm. All volumes with 2 blank prelims. and end pages, and half-titles. Pp. cxxxiii, [vii], 213; [1] - 286; [1] - 300. Illustrated in "The Life of the Author" with 3 engraved portraits by William Gardiner and an engraved plate of Milton and his Two Daughters after George Romney, and 28 full-page engravings after Richard Westall within the body of work, all with tissue guards. Original full diced calf with gilt-tooled borders and frame, "Greek-key" inner dentelles, Stormont or Gloster patterned marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Small orange binder's ticket to verso free endpaper: "Bound by C. Kalthoeber, London." Christian Samuel Kalthoeber was working with an early German immigrant, John Baumgarten for some years before Baumgarten died in 1782, when he took over the latter's business. He was considered by Huttner, writing in 1802, to be the outstanding figure in the English binding trade, and his reputation had reached Russia some years before, when Catherine the Great endeavoured to lure him to St. Petersburg. His business was on the wane by 1802 and before 1809 had been taken over by another German, Frederick Deschlein. Kalthoeber continued to work as a journeyman, first with the Comte de Caumont, and then with Mr. Otridge, the bookseller, and was still alive in 1817. - E. Howe. "A List of London Bookbinders", 1950, p.53. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown in all volumes of the Hon. William Henry Irby (1750-1830). Sympathetically rebacked and corners consolidated; offsetting from plates to adjoining pages, otherwise interior very clean and bright; some light spotting in the margins of the plates, within vol. II plates having a shallow tide-line along top margin although adjoining text block not affected. Overall, a stunning copy. Size: Elephant Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Trial of Maurice Margarot, Before the High Court of Justiciary, at Edinburgh, On the 13th and 14th January, 1794 on an Indictment for Seditious Practices. Taken in Shorthand by Mr. Ramsey.

      London: Printed for M Margarot; the London Corresponding Society; J Ridgway; H D Symonds; W Ramsey; J Marsom; and J Robertson Edinburgh: First edition 1794 - 8vo., (octavo), [vi], 186 pages, half-title present, engraved portrait frontispiece engraved for the trial of Maurice Margarot, some occasional slight scattered spotting. Bound in good quality twentieth century half calf, gilt ruled spine in compartments with contrasting morocco title label. A VG+ copy of this rare work in an attractive binding. [Ferguson, 189]. Maurice Margarot, the son of a wine importer from France, was born in Devon in 1745. His father held radical political opinions and had been involved in the campaign to free John Wilkes from prison in 1769 and was a member of the Bill of Rights Society. Educated at the University of Geneva, Margarot was living in France during the French Revolution. Margarot moved back to England and joined the recently formed London Corresponding Society. At an open-air meeting held at Chalk Farm on 24th October, the London Corresponding Society elected Margarot and Joseph Gerrald as its delegates to the Edinburgh Convention planned for November. Before they left London, Margarot and Gerrald heard the news that two of the leaders of the Scottish Reformers, Thomas Fyshe Palmer and Thomas Muir, had been arrested and charged with sedition. Margarot and Gerrald arrived in Scotland in November 1792. They attended several meetings before they were arrested on 2nd December 1793, with William Skirving, secretary of the Society of the Friends of the People. At his trial, sixteen people gave evidence that they had heard Maurice Margarot make seditious comments at the convention. Margarot made a four hour speech in defence of his actions. When he had finished, Lord Braxfield, the judge, commented that "I would not allow you to be interrupted. If I had been a stranger I would not have heard one third of what you said, which was sedition from beginning to end." Margarot was found guilty and sentenced to be transported for fourteen years. Attempts to stop the men being transported failed and on 2nd May 1794, The Surprise left Portsmouth and began its 13,000 mile journey to Botany Bay. While the ship was at sea, a group of convicts, including Joseph Fyshe Palmer and William Skirving, were accused of being involved in a plot to kill the captain and crew. Later, Palmer wrote a pamphlet accusing Margarot of exposing the plot to the captain. However, an investigation carried out by Francis Place, found that there was no evidence to support Palmer's accusations. Soon after arriving in New South Wales, Maurice Margarot was joined by his wife. As a political prisoner Margarot enjoyed more freedom than other convicts and was allowed to establish a small farm. Margarot objected to the way that military officers controlled trading in New South Wales. He became very unpopular with the military when he wrote a letters to Parliament complaining about this profiteering. In August 1804 Margarot was arrested and charged with being involved in a rebellion that had taken place at Castle Hill, a penal colony about 20 miles from Sydney. Margarot was deported to Van Diemen's Land. Margarot was given twenty-five lashes but according to Charles Throsby, the commandant of the colony, he continued to make political speeches urging rebellion. Maurice Margarot was finally released on 7th April 1810. By this time, the other five Scottish Martyrs, Joseph Fyshe Palmer, William Skirving, Joseph Gerrald, Thomas Muir and George Mealmaker, were all dead. After raising the £450 to pay the cost of transport, Margarot and his wife travelled back to England. Margarot continued to be involved in the struggle for parliamentary reform. Maurice Margarot died in a poor hospital in St Pancras, London on 11th November 1815. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oxalis. Monographia, iconibus illustrata.

      - Viennae, Wappler, 1794. 4to (296 x 240mm). pp. (iv), 119, (1 addenda), with 1 folding table and 81 engraved plates, 75 of which are hand-coloured (as is correct). Contemporary half calf, spine with red gilt lettered label. First edition. A fine large copy of Jacquin's attractive and rare monograph on the genus Oxalis, most of which are Cape species discovered by Thunberg (to whom the work is dedicated) and sent to the Schönbrunn Botanic Garden in Vienna. The excellent plates are good representatives of the 'Jacquin' style of Austrian botanical illustration. A total of 98 species are described and illustrated, 83 of which are native to the Cape of Good Hope. The beautiful plates were drawn and engraved by Johann Scharf.Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, a Dutchman of French origin, was the leading botanist of his day. He was appointed professor of botany and chemistry at the University of Vienna in 1763. He played a significant role in Viennese scientific and social life at the time and his years in Vienna were extraordinarily fruitful. In addition to his professorship, he was also the director of the Botanic Gardens. For his services and contributions to botany, he was knighted in 1774 and became a baron in 1806. He has been described as 'the Austrian Linnaeus'. Our copy has wide margins and a very crisp and clean interior, binding slightly worn.Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Corn. Henr. Âroy.Nissen BBI, 977; Stafleu and Cowan, 3254; Great Flower Books, p. 105. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Della importanza e dei pregi del nuovo sistema di finanza dello Stato Pontificio.

      Lazzarini,, Roma, 1794 - In-8° (200x130mm), pp. VII, XI di introduzione, 418, legatura coeva m. pelle e angoli con titolo, fiorellini e filetti in oro al dorso. Tagli a spruzzo rossi. Sparse fioriture. Restauri al dorso (in parte ricostituito). Alcune annotazioni marginali di mano coeva. Un piccolo foro marginale non lesivo del testo alle pp. 181-182. Più che discreto esemplare nell'insieme. Edizione non autorizzata, assai rara e contemporanea all'originale (l'edizione originale, con le medesime indicazioni tipografiche, presenta XIV, X, 413 pp. e reca la dicitura "con approvazione"), impressa senza il nome dell'autore, di questo importante contributo allo studio delle finanze e del commercio dello Stato Pontificio, improntato ad un cauto protezionismo e ad un'acuminata critica delle dottrine fisiocratiche. Il Vergani (in Piemonte, 1753-Parigi, 1820) fu teologo e giurista, canonico della Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano. Cfr. Kress Italian, 654. Einaudi, 5864. British Museum General Catalogue, 247, 683. NUC, 633, 521. Cossa, 121.153. Palgrave, III, pp. 618-619. Manca al Goldsmiths. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chart of the Coast of America from Cape Hateras [sic] to Cape Roman from the actual surveys of Dl. Dunbibin Esq

      John Norman, [Boston 1794 - An early issue of the earliest American chart of the North Carolina coast. Wheat and Brun, and others, speculate that the original version of this map was separately published in 1761, citing an advertisement in the September 14, 1761 Boston Gazette: "The Navigation on the Coast of North and South Carolina being very dangerous on account of the many Bars, Shoals, Sandbanks, Rocks, etc. The late Daniel Dunbibin, Esq. of North Carolina, has, at very great Expence and Labour, draughted the Sea Coast of both the Provinces in a large whole Sheet Chart of 33 inches by 23; together with all the Rivers, Bays, Inlets, Islands, Brooks, Bars, Shoals, Rocks, Soundings, Currents, &c. with necessary Directions to render the Navigation both easy and safe, and are much esteemed by the most expert Pilots." No copy of this 1761 map is known to exist. It is believed, however, that John Norman re-used the original printing plate for this map, or closely copied a surviving example, when he published the first edition of his The American Pilot in 1791. This example of Norman's chart of the North Carolina coastline is present here in its third state (i.e., preceded by the 1761 first issue, and second issue copies from the 1791 and 1792 editions of Norman's pilot). This state can be discerned by the addition of "New Inlet" just north of Cape Fear. Additional issues were published through 1803. The American Revolution brought to an end 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 , Boston, 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 the Pilot appeared in 1792 and 1794, and after John Norman's death, his son, William, 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, and one of the very few published during the eighteenth century. Wheat and Brun (pps. 198-199) locate just ten complete copies for the first five editions: 1791 (Huntington, Harvard); 1792 (LC, Clements); 1794(1) (LC, JCB, Boston Public); 1794(2) (Yale); 1798 (LC, Boston Public). Provenance: de-accessioned by the Museum of the City of New York. Wheat & Brun Maps & Charts Published in America before 1800 580 (third state); Phillips, p. 872 (1798 edition); Printed Maps of the Carolinas 24; cf. Wroth, Some Contributions to Navigation, pp. 32-33. Copper-engraved sea chart, on two joined sheets. Overall sheet size: 21 1/4 x 33 inches. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Indian Treaties Relating to an Incendiary Dispute Over the Site of Present-Day Erie, Pennsylvania

      Pennsylvania 1794 - Manuscript Document Signed by A.J. Dallas as Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. May 31, 1794. Certifying that "The three Annexed Instruments of Writing are true Copies from the originals, as Filed among the Records of the Late Supreme Executive Council." Vellum. This signed cover document plus the three accompanying treaty copies clerically signed for Thomas McKean, the President of the Supreme Executive Council, all pertain to an incendiary dispute between the Iroquois nations and Pennsylvania over the site of present-day Erie, Pennsylvania. TREATY OF FORT STANWIX, Manuscript Document [1794]. Copy of an October 21, 1784 land deed, defining the area from the Ohio River to Beaver Creek to the Susquehanna River to Kittanning. With clerical signatures of the Six Nations tribe, Oliver Wolcott, and Thomas McKean. 24 1/2 x 26 in., vellum.TREATY OF FORT MCINTOSH, Manuscript Document [1794]. Copy of a January 21, 1785 land deed, describing the same area as the first deed. With clerical signatures of the Wyandot and Delaware Tribes,William Bradford, and Thomas McKean. 25 1/2 x 30 in., vellum.TREATY OF FORT HARMAR, Manuscript Document [1794]. Copy of a January 9, 1789 land deed, ceding the Presqu'Isle [Erie] area, along with its bays and harbors. With clerical signatures of several tribes, Northwest Territory governor Arthur St. Clair, and Thomas McKean. 25 1/2 x 30 1/2 in., vellum.Historical BackgroundThe three treaties copied here (Fort Stanwix, Fort McIntosh and Fort Harmar) constitute a progressive series of attempts to settle land disputes between the U.S. government and several Native American tribes in the Ohio territory. The treaties failed to resolve the conflicts, however, and the steady influx of settlers into the disputed territory continued to increase frontier violence. In 1793, Pennsylvania initiated settlement of Presqu'Isle (now Erie) in the Erie Triangle, which it had obtained from the federal government in 1792, supposedly free of Native American ownership rights. In advance of the settlers, surveyors were sent into the territory, and Pennsylvania governor Thomas Mifflin called out state militia troops to protect them. That move exacerbated tensions between settlers and the Six Nations, who considered the 1789 Treaty of Fort Harmar that ceded the land to the United States invalid. The Six Nations, in alliance with the British, long controlled the land south of lakes Ontario and Erie. A full-scale frontier war now loomed. Mifflin's decision alarmed Secretary of War Henry Knox, who questioned the constitutionality of the governor's actions. In May of 1794, determined to prevent an escalation of hostilities between British-backed tribes and American civilians, Washington asked Mifflin to halt the settlement. The governor temporarily acceded, but testily challenged the involvement of the federal government in state law. The stalemate was eventually broken in August of 1794, when General "Mad Anthony" Wayne's victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers established American dominance over the British-allied tribes. With the subsequent negotiation of Jay's Treaty between the U.S. and Britain, the Indians' backing further eroded. The dispute over the Erie Triangle was resolved in November of 1794 with the signing of the Canandaigua (or Pickering) Treaty between representatives of the U.S. government and the Six Nations. Alexander James Dallas (1759-1817) served as secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, first reporter of U.S. Supreme Court decisions, and U.S. district attorney, before James Madison appointed him as Secretary of the Treasury (1814-1816). He reorganized the Treasury Department and was a strong supporter of the Second Bank of the United States. In 1815, Dallas also served as acting Secretary of War and acting Secretary of State.

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