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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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        Knightsbridge.]

      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 Phœnix 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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        THE TRIAL OF DANIEL ISAAC EATON, FOR PUBLISHING A SUPPOSED LIBEL, COMPARING THE KING OF ENGLAND TO A GAME COCK IN A PAMPHLET INTITULED POLITICS FOR THE PEOPLE; OR HOG'S WASH AT JUSTICE HALL

      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'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. 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's map of the east coast of Australia. This map of South-East Asia is rather usefully designed to show the islands between Canton at top left and the Torres Strait in the bottom right, giving an overview of the waters which in the 1790s were seeing the beginnings of what would become the established China/India to New Holland trade, with its famous waterways such as the Straits of Sunda and Malacca, and the Sulu Sea. In fact, as an overview of this burgeoning trade, the map could scarcely be bettered. The map was originally included in Robert Wilkinson's A General Atlas, being A Collection of Maps of the World (1794).

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        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'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'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 'A Tried Patriot and an Honest Man.'.

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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'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'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 (www.minrec.org); 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)

      Leeds: Hartley, Greens & Company, 1794. Quarter Calf. Marbled Boards. Very Good. 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.

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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’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'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'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'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 'Omai was so taken up with engagements that I could have no more opportunity of giving him lessons, which were but fifteen in all'. 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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        Baronet

      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'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's Bite", "Another Ministerial Defeat", The Queen'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's men: Captain Alexander Hood had served on Cook'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'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'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 'will answer it at [his] peril.' 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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        FARMACOPEA HISPANA (1 EDICION)

      . 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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        Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening. Collected from Designs and Observations Now in the Possession of the Different Noblemen and Gentlemen, for Whose Use They Were Originally Made, the Whole Tending to Establish Fixed Principles .

      W. Bulmer for J. & J. Boydell, London 1794 - Oblong 4to, contemporary marbled boards expertly rebacked in brown morocco. A few repairs to endpapers, mild toning or foxing. An unusually fresh copy preserved in a custom clamshell box with paper spine label. First edition of Repton's scarce first book. The plates are charming perspective views and descriptions of country estates whose grounds Repton re-designed. The moveable overslips are to be lifted to show the improvements. two small black and white illustrations and a tailpiece. ten hand-colored aquatint engravings (one folding and three double-page), each with one or more overslips. Repton's intention was to write a manual on a style of landscape gardening more natural and more picturesque than the work of Lancelot Brown and to record his own work with excerpts from the first 57 "Red Books", which he produced for each estate he worked on. The folidng plate of the Duke of Portland's house, Welbeck Abbey in Nottinghamshire, shows Repton and his assistants at work. This image was adapted for the backdrop in Tom Stoppard's play "Arcadia". Abbey, Scenery, 388. Size: Oblong 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Accurate Chart of the Bay of Biscay, with the Soundings, taken in 1756 & 1757, by the French Frigate Anemone.

      1794 - London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Coloured, Two sheets conjoined, total 730 x 1020mm. A detailed chart of the Bay of Biscay from Ushant to Cape Finisterre in north west Spain, published during the French Revolutionary Wars, when the British were attempting to blockade French ports. Less than a month after publication the Third Battle of Ushant (known more dramatically as the 'Glorious First of June') was fought as the Royal Navy attempted to stop a vital convoy of American grain reaching France. Although the British dominated the battle, capturing or destroying seven ships (a quarter of the French fleet) without loss, the grain reached France, allowing both sides to claim victory.

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        Elements of Mineralogy

      Six folding printed tables included in the pagination. xxxi, 510 pp.; xvi, [1], 529 pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. tree calf, spines gilt, red & green morocco lettering pieces on spines. London: P. Elmsly, 1794-96. Second edition, "with considerable improvements and additions" of "the first systematic treatise on mineralogy in English that is based on the chemical compositions of minerals...combined with the Wernerian method of using external features & properties of minerals as a means of identification."-Sinkankas, p. 551. "A greatly enlarged and completely rewritten edition, expanded in all parts, and with the addition of many more analyses, property determinations, and new species, etc. First mention of the Leske collection of minerals, numbering some 7331 specimens, which Kirwan notes 'hitherto its treasures have been unveiled only to my eyes'."-Sinkankas 3431. A very fine and fresh set, from the library of J.A. Freilich with his bookplate (his sale, Sotheby's NY, 10-11 January 2001, lot 313). ❧ D.S.B., VII, pp. 387-90. Partington, III, p. 662. .

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        Geheime und kritische Nachrichten von Italien nebst einem Gemälde der Höfe, Regierungen und Sitten der vornehmsten Staaten dieses Landes. Von Joseph Gorani, französischem Bürger. (Erster), Zweiter (und) Dritter Theil. [drei gleiche Kupferstiche (als Exlibris?) von Martin Tyroff auf den Innendeckeln]

      Frankfurt und Leipzig 1794. 371; 466; 407 S. 8° goldgeprägtes Halbleder der Zeit mit Leder-Ecken 1. Auflage, in diesen 3 Bänden vollständig, - Deckel etwas angestaubt, nur leicht fleckig; Leder-Ecken gering bestoßen; 3 gleiche Kuferstiche (ca. 7 x 6 cm) auf den Innendeckeln, fec (fecit) M. (Martin) Tyroff; Bände eins und zwei nur sehr vereinzelt - meist sehr schwach - braun-/stockfleckig, in Band drei stärker, auch ist dort das Papier leicht gebräunt; insgesamt ist dieses selten vollständig anzufindende Werk sehr sauber, gut bis sehr gut erhalten..

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        Protector

      Published by George and George Townly Stubbs, London 1794 - A breathtaking print of Lord Grosvenor's famous racehorse Protector, by George Stubbs, England's most famous equine painter. George Stubbs is considered to be 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 education. 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. By the 1760's, Stubbs had developed a considerable reputation as a sporting artist and had attracted a number of distinguished patrons. Continuing in search of 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 stallions for proud aristocratic patrons, who wished to highlight their horses' racing success. This practice is expertly exemplified with this magnificent print of the racehorse Protector, commissioned by his owner Lord Grosvenor. The image shows Protector in the paddock of Lord Grosvenor's stud farm at Oxcroft. Protector was a horse of some renown, winning many notable victories including the Jockey Club Plate in 1775. This beautiful print was executed by Stubbs's son for the Turf Gallery and demonstrates his superior skill as an engraver. Describing Stubbs's painting The Sporting Magazine states, "A very fine picture; the black gloss upon his coat is so well managed by the painter that it is the admiration of all beholders" (Lennox-Boyd). Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs, 102, i/iii; Sparrow, British Sporting Artists from Barlow to Herring, p.134; 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 i/iii, finished proof with the title in open letters and the etched inscription: "G: Stubbs Pinxt. *** Geoe Townly Stubbs Sculp Engraver to his / Royal Highness the Prince of Wales / PROTECTOR / London Publish'd Feby 20th 1794 by Messrs Stubbs Turf Gallery Conduit Street." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      1794. Dritte umgearbeitete Auflage. Berlin, W. Oehmigke, 1794-1795. 2 volumes (bound in one). 8vo. pp. iv, 138, with 16 handcoloured engraved plates; pp. 126, with 8 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf. Stafleu & Cowan 2296. A fine copy of this beautifully illustrated work on the poisonous plants of Germany..

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        Li Regni di Spagna e di Portogallo.

      1794 - Rome, 1794. Original colour. 350 x 490mm. An uncommon map of the Iberian Peninsula, published in the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', with a decorative title cartouche.

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE OPERATIONS OF CAPTAIN LITTLE'S DETACHMENT

      London : printed for the author, by George Woodfall, and sold by J. Johnson, 1794.and of the MAHRATTA ARMY, commanded by PURSERAM BHOW; during the late confederacy in India, against NAWAB TIPPOO SULTAN BAHADUR. 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's Coins, 2 plates, and 1 plate of Zodiac rupees. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A treatise on the blood, inflammation and gunshot wounds

      London: John Richardson for George Nichol, 1794. <p>John Goodsir&#39;s Copy</p><p>Hunter, John (1728-93). A treatise on the blood, inflammation, and gun-shot wounds. . . . to which is prefixed, a short account of the author&#39;s life, by his brother-in-law, Everard Home. 4to. lxvii, [1], 575pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece by William Sharp (1749-1824) after the painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-92), 9 engraved plates by William Skelton. London: John Richardson for George Nicol, 1794. 252 x 202 mm. Marbled calf ca. 1794, rebacked, corners a bit worn. Scattered foxing, but a very good copy. From the library of Scottish anatomist John Goodsir (1814-67), with his pencil signature, dated 1831, on the front free endpaper. University of St. Andrews library inscriptions on portrait and title; library discard stamp on verso title.</p><p>First Edition. G-M 2283. Hunter&#39;s epoch-making last work, in which he published for the first time his observations on war injuries made during the Seven Years&#39; War 32 years before, along with his studies of inflammation, which were of prime importance to pathology. Hunter was ahead of his time in recognizing and describing the three basic factors of wound pathology: (1) that an external agent in the air, and not the air itself, is a factor in wound inflammation; (2) that a good blood supply is essential in maintaining the natural defenses of the body; and (3) that the presence of devitalized tissue in a gunshot or other deep and contused wound prevents the wound from healing and promotes sepsis. He advocated a conservative system of deep wound management in which the natural functions of suppuration and drainage would be allowed to operate; this policy made sense in the context of 18th-century surgical practice, in which the causes of infection were unknown and antiseptic practices unheard-of. With regard to inflammation, Hunter recognized it as one of the most widespread phenomena in pathology and classified it into three types: (1) adhesive, in which adherence of contiguous parts causes localization of disease; (2) suppurative, in which pus is formed; and (3), ulcerative, in which tissue loss occurs through the action of the lymphatics.</p><p>This copy is from the library of Scottish anatomist John Goodsir, a pioneer in the study of the cell (see Garrison-Morton 2294.1). Goodsir was an alumnus of the University of St. Andrews. Norman 1122. Long, Hist. Pathol., pp. 90-92. Qvist, Hunter, pp. 76-77; 146-53. Robb-Smith, "John Hunter&#39;s Private Press," J. Hist. Med. & Allied Sci. 25 (1970): 262-69. </p>

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        India Orientalis Christiana continens fundationes ecclesiarum , seriem episcoporum, missiones, schismata, persecutiones, reges, viros illustres [and two other works]

      Rome: Typis Salomonianis, 1794. Three works bound together, quarto, the first main work with folding map, 2 plates and an engraved portrait vignette, with two shorter pamphlets (24 & 26 pp.); an attractive copy in contemporary patterned vellum boards, spine banded, red morocco spine label faded. Eighteenth-century India by a noted orientalist. Three works by Paulinus, including his important India Orientalis Christiana, a study of and introduction to the Carmelite missions in India in the late eighteenth century, in a particularly attractive contemporary binding. The work is illustrated with two plates and a fine map of India, as well as a smaller vignette portrait of Paulinus himself. Paulinus of St Bartholomew (1748-1806), also known as Johann Philipp Werdin or Wesdin, was a missionary and orientalist. A member of the Carmelite Order, in 1774 he was sent to India (Malabar) where he was appointed vicar general of his order. In 1789 he was recalled to Rome in order to report on the mission, and given the task of preparing books for the use of missionaries. One of the first Orientalists to note and work on the close relationship between Indian and European languages, Paulinus was the author of many learned studies on the east, and is best known for having published the first Sanskrit grammar. As an antiquarian who worked from original sources, he was fortunate to have the patronage of Cardinal Stefano Borgia (1731-1804; a good Borgia) whom he served as private secretary and who financed many of his publications. Both men served long periods on the Congregatio de Propaganda Fide, a body preoccupied with exotic languages insofar as they impacted on spreading the christian gospels but also in understanding exotic theologies. In this context the Propaganda Fide was a central recipient of missionary collecting in the field which gave Paulinus exceptional advantages which enabled him to undertake extensive linguistic studies. After Borgia&#39;s death his remarkable library and museum were gradually distributed, with the important biblical manuscripts mostly being added to the Vatican libraries after the secular materials had chiefly made their way to the national library of Naples. The two rare pamphlets bound in here are both concerned with Borgia&#39;s museum: Scitismo Sviluppato&hellip; del Museo Borgiano (Rome, c. 1793) and Lettera&hellip; del Museo Borgiano (Rome, same period), both written in Italian (not Latin) and both discussing the Museo Borgiano. Borgia was particularly expert on Coptic relics, but here Paulinus discusses early Brahmanic and other Indian manuscripts in his collection. All of these works are rare, although, as often, the pamphlets are the scarcer. Worldcat lists some 10 copies of the India Orientalis Christiana, 2 copies of the Scitismo, and only 1 of the Lettera.

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        British Synonymy; Or, An Attempt at Regulating the Choice Words in Familiar Conversation

      London: Printed for G.G. and J. Robertson, 1794 First edition. Two volumes. Finely bound in 3/4 tan polished calf over marble boards, with seven bands stamped in black to the spine, contrasting red Morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, boards ruled in blind, printed on laid paper. Near fine, with some minor rubbing to the spine, some light spotting to the first and last pages of text, otherwise bright and fresh pages. A clean and attractive copy. Rothschild 1552. British Synonymy is an informative text intended to instruct non-native speakers on the subtleties of English language vocabulary, considered the author&#39;s favorite of her own work. The text, presented as a grammatical overview rather than a comprehensive analysis, reads more like a friendly conversation between two acquaintances than an instruction manual; As she explains in the preface, "Selden says wisely, that to know which was the wind sits we throw up a straw not a stone; my little book then - levoir cortice - may on that principle suffice to direct travelers on their way, till a more complicated and valuable piece of workmanship be found to further their research." Throughout the text, Piozzi provides a group of would-be synonyms and then fleshes out their subtle differences. For example, when choosing between "to endure, to bear, to support, to sustain, to undergo," Piozzi argues that "to endure" implies a level of patience and passivity that the others do not. Additionally, Piozzi interweaves her own words with other author&#39;s poetry and verse, including the first printing of Samuel Johnson&#39;s "A Short Song of Congratulation. Indeed, Piozzi was a close friend of Samuel Johnson, whom she references as "Doctor Johnson" throughout British Synonymy.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Land Grant to Neil McKellar of sixty acres in Petersham

      Sydney: 3 October, 1794. Folio, manuscript in ink on paper, 440 x 367 mm., with original paper seal, official stamps and annotations, ticketed to the reverse; very good, some wear at the old folds. Signed by Grose, Collins, White, Paterson and Laing. An important and interesting land grant from the first years of settlement, signed by Francis Grose (acting governor for two years following Phillip&#39;s departure), witnessed by John White, William Paterson, and Edward Laing, and inscribed by David Collins as Governor&#39;s Secretary. The grant was made to Neil McKellar (1792-circa 1802), an ensign in the New South Wales Corps, of which Grose had been commanding officer. McKellar had come to Sydney on the Fourth Fleet. By 1797 he was promoted lieutenant, and was in command at the Hawkesbury. He was again promoted by Governor King, who installed McKellar as his aide-de-camp and secretary in 1800. Interestingly, given Paterson&#39;s signature here, McKellar would second Paterson in his September 1801 duel with John Macarthur; it was because of his involvement that King ordered McKellar to sail for London on the schooner Caroline. It is known that McKellar was supposed to return via New Bedford, Massachusetts, but he never arrived: he is assumed to have died at sea in 1802, but this has not been confirmed (see the entry in the Australian Encyclopaedia). The parcel of land was for sixty acres in Petersham, the plot to be bounded by Parramatta Road to the north, Craven Place to the south, and Hammond Hill to the east. The substantial holding was to be known as "Glendarnell", presumably a reference to McKellar&#39;s Scots&#39; heritage. The lease is recorded in Ryan&#39;s Land Grants 1788-1809, along with four other substantial land grants to McKellar. Such grants, signed by the luminaries of the fledgling colony, present a rare and attractive insight into early Sydney, and are becoming increasingly scarce.

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        The Female Jockey Club, or A Sketch of the Manners of the Age

      London: D.I. Eaton, 1794. Octavo, preliminary leaves a little thumbed, yet good worn contemporary half calf. Send the aristocrats to Botany Bay. Biting polemic aimed at London&#39;s elite written during the aftermath of the French Revolution, proclaiming Botany Bay too generous a punishment for them. This anonymous book is the work of Charles Pigott, a radical satirist who ran the gauntlet of persecution for his political views. Piggot wrote the Jockey Club in 1792 followed by The Female Jockey Club some two years later. Both mix character assassination with radical politics, denouncing the opulence of the aristocracy amidst &#39;deplorable wretchedness&#39;. Although the full names of the ladies here scrutinized are suppressed, there is little doubt of their true identity. Not all are uniformly denounced, and several are praised for their charity and kindness. The Female Jockey Club includes several references Botany Bay. While it may be the fate of those convicted of sedition, Pigott deemed it insufficient punishment for his enemies: &#39;Whenever that hour of retribution may come, an outraged exasperated people, will admit no suspension of sentence. There will be no time for religion or hypocrisy to go to work. They&#39;ll do no deed, and ne&#39;er fast nor pray for it. Botany Bay will not be the seat of punishment.&#39; The book was popular and went into several editions, of which this copy is the fourth. Moreover, given the climate of the times it is surprising its vitriolic author escaped transportation himself.

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        Allgemeines Worterbuch der Marine in allen Europaeischen Seesprachen nebst Vollstaendigen Erklaerungen

      Hamburg, Nemnich and Leipzig: Adam Friedrich Böhme, 1794-, 1798. Four volumes, quarto, with an engraved title-page and 115 engraved plates (17 folding) of nautical subjects; title-pages with old oval library stamp, title-page to the third part bound in the wrong volume; without leaves of subscribers and errata found in some copies (perhaps denoting early issue?); a fine and very attractive set, crisp and clean in contemporary patterned paper boards, white and one orange labels, additional white label with the monogram "F.H." (Franziska von Hohenheim). Handsome set of an early nautical compendium. A beautiful copy of the first edition of this wonderful reference work for all things nautical at the end of the eighteenth century. The first section (which occupies the first two volumes) comprises a dictionary of German nautical terms with definitions in German, along with the equivalent terms in English, Italian, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, and Danish. The third volume contains nine sections with terms from these eight languages and their definitions in German (for some reason, there are two different sections of Italian terms). Finally, the fourth volume contains the splendid engraved plates: keyed to the text, they cover nearly every aspect of nautical life, including various types of ships from around the world, rigging and sail configurations, hull designs, armaments, navigational tools, knots, block and tackle, and so on. There is even a series of plates outlining the complete process of manufacturing rope.

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        View of the Great Wall of China, called Van-Lee-Tching, or Wall of Ten Thousend Lee taken near the Pass of Cou-Pe-Koo.

      . Drawn by William Alexander from a sketch by H. W. Parish. Engraved by P. Medland. Very rare print from the atlas of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by Sir George Leonard Staunton. Sheet format 39,1 x 57,2 cm, copper plate format 36,3 x 50,5 cm, image size 30,0 x 45,0 cm. Engraving on wove paper, watermarked "1794 J Whatman". With printed note published April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol" (London). Very fine condition.. Original 1796 published engraving of the first British expedition to China 1792-1794 under the British Ambassador Earl George Macartney (1737-1806). This famous expedition was accompanied by Sir George Leonard Staunton, Sir George Thomas Staunton, the artist William Alexander (1767-1816) and others.

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        RATIONAL RECREATIONS IN WHICH THE PRINCIPLES OF NUMBERS AND NATURAL PHILOSOPHY ARE CLEARLY AND COPIOUSLY ELUCIDATED, BY A SERIES OF EASY, ENTERTAINING, INTERESTING EXPERIMENTS. AMONG WHICH ARE ALL THOSE COMMONLY PERFORMED WITH THE CARDS.

      London, printed for E. Law and Son; and G. G. and J. Robinson, 1794.4 volumes in bound in 2, complete set, 4th edition corrected, 1794. 8vo, 220 x 130 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, 65 folding engraved illustrations, pages: (4), xvi, 267; (4), xii, 280; (4), xii, 296; (4), xvi, 367, rebound in half leather over marbled sides, gilt rules and lettering to spine. The spine of the second volume should read "VOL. III & IV" but the binder has omitted to stamp "& IV", on the second volume, also the leather around the title has lightened slightly, a couple of pages slightly dusty, very occasional slight fingermark, light brown staining to 2 lower margins, small ink spot to 1 lower margin, occasional very pale browning to margins, 16 small ink notes (1 or 2 words written above the text), small closed tear to 1 margin, neatly repaired, small hole in 1 page with loss of page number, small chip to 1 fore - edge, fore - edge margin to 3 plates browned, inner margin browned on 1 plate, very pale offsetting on a few plates, tiny hole in 1 plate margin. Bindings tight and firm. A very good sturdy set. The contents of each volume are set out on the half - titles, Volume I: Arithmetical and Mechanical Experiments; Volume II: Experiments in Optics, Chromatics and Acoustics; Volume III: Electrical and Magnetical Experiments; Volume IV: Experiments in Pneumatics, Hydrology, and Pyrotechnics. With an Appendix of Miscellaneous Recreations. This Appendix (pages 175 - 295), contains the conjuring, magic and card tricks, "Several of the Recreations in this Appendix have, in fact, but little relation to experimental philosophy, especially those that depend on a dextrous manoeuvre; but as experiments of this kind are commonly found in books of mathematical recreations, it seemed requisite to insert some of the most entertaining among them at the end of this treatise" (author's note). See Toole Stott, A Bibliography of English Conjuring 1581 - 1876, page 137 No. 392. For the fireworks section (pages 127 - 171), see Chris Philip, A Bibliography of Firework Books, page 73, No. H110.2 - 5. Philip points out that Hooper states that much of this work stems from Guyot (Nouvelles Recreations Physiques et Mathematiques - 1786). "We shall here add the description of a new method of imitating artificial fireworks, which appears to be the invention of the ingenious M. Guyot" (Volume IV page 156). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        THE AURELIAN. A NATURAL HISTORY OF ENGLISH MOTHS AND BUTTERFLIES, Together with the Plants on which they Feed.

      Londres, J. Edwards, 1794.Also a faithful Account of their respective Changes, their usual Haunts when in the winged State, and their standard Names as established by the Society of Aurelians. Drawn, engraved, and coloured, from the natural subjects themselves. L'AURELIEN: OU HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES CHENILLES, CHRYSALIDES, PHALENES ET PAPILLONS ANGLOIS. Avec les plantes dont ils se nourissent; et le detail exact de leurs differents changemens, des endroits qu'ils frequentent dans l'etat ailé, et de leurs noms vulgaires ou scientifiques donnés et etablis par la Societe des Aureliens Anglois. Dessine grave et colorie d'apres les sujets vivants. THIRD EDITION, 1794. Folio, approximately 410 x 315 mm, 16 x 12½ inches, TEXT IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH. Hand coloured engraved title in French, 1 unnumbered anatomical key plate, plus 44 full page hand coloured engraved plates of butterflies, moths and pupae etc., pages: 1 - 145 plus 4 pages of index, bound in full contemporary dark green straight - grain morocco, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, gilt decoration to edges of covers, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Binding worn and rubbed, rebacked preserving the original spine, uneven fading to covers, 1 lower margin renewed, not affecting image, pale soiling to many margins, a few plates have pale browning and spotting, a few plates have small patches of clumsy colouring by colorist, occasional pale offset, 1 plate has small patch of brown stain in inner blank part of plate, not affecting image, several closed tears to margins neatly repaired, not affecting images, 2 small repairs to bottom of title page, occasional small brown stain to text, all text legible, an acceptable working copy of a famous entomological book. See: A Bibliography of British Lepidoptera 1608 - 1799, by Arthur A. Linsey, page 166 No. 234. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Gesamtansicht (5,2 x 27,6 cm) auf einer Kundschaft der Steinhauer und Maurer für den Gesellen Christopher Michael Bohm aus Hannover. Kupferstich.

      Datiert 24. Dezember 1794.. 27,6 x 38,0 cm. Unten mit Papiersiegel. Angestaubt, Faltspuren, knitterig, Ansicht mit zwei leichten Wasserflecken. Die senkrechte Linie in nebenstehender Abbildung ist durch den zusammengesetzten Scan bedingt und befindet sich nicht im Original. [SW - Ansicht, Ansichten, Handwerkskundschaft ].

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Heinz Tessin]
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        Die Eroberung von Valenciennes / Der Maytag / Güte rettet / Die Husaren

      Augsburg, 1794.. 8°, Halbleder. 48, 96, 134, 175 SS. Deutsche Schaubühne 6. Jahrgangs, 2. Band. Gutes u. seltenes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Universität München]
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