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        A View of Covent Garden, a rare 18thc Print

      Laurie & Whittle, Fleet Street London 1794 - A rare contemorary hand coloured print of Covent garden dated 1794, print is trimmed to the margins and is mounted in off white board wrapped ready for framing , the view is an overview of the busy market , some fading and a little foxing. very rare. please see our website for other prints & books.vanessaparkerrarebooks.com [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ENSAIO ECONOMICO SOBRE O COMERCIO DE PORTUGAL E SUAS COLONIAS

      Lisbon. 1794.. [8],iii,153,[4]pp. Half title. Small quarto. 19th-century black polished calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Bookplate of John Carter Brown on front pastedown, with his ink stamp on fourth leaf. Some light soiling on half title, else internally clean. Very good, untrimmed. The scarce first edition of the "best known work by Azeredo Coutinho, the controversial figure of the Brazilian Enlightenment" (Borba de Moraes). Azeredo Coutinho (1742-1821) was a "member of the new rich sugar aristocracy of the Campos dos Goitacazes in Rio de Janeiro, [who] held many important ecclesiastical posts in Brazil and in Portugal and repeatedly prodded the government to undertake reforms that would benefit the economies of both the kingdom and her most vital colony. Thus, in 1791 he strongly opposed new price restrictions on sugar, arguing that higher prices would allow Brazilians to buy more goods from Portugal. Three years later he published a series of reform proposals in 'AN ECONOMIC ESSAY ON THE COMMERCE OF PORTUGAL AND HER COLONIES,' in which he revived the century-old argument that the 'true mines' of Brazil were her agricultural resources, not the gold placers which had produced illusory gains" (CAMBRIDGE HISTORY). Like many works of this time period, this piece was probably written in Brazil and then printed in Lisbon, as there was no printing press in Brazil itself until 1808. An interesting look at the economics of the sugar trade in Brazil. BORBA DE MORAES, p.309. SABIN 17949. CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA II, pp.657- 58.

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        Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten

      Frankfurt and Leipzig, [No publisher given], 1794 Fourth edition. Contemporary batik boards over modern calf spine; old calf tips. Edges stained red. Boards rubbed in several places, intermittent light foxing, but a very nice copy. Octavo. Boards rubbed, some light foxing. A good, clean cop. If he had published nothing else but the Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten, Kant would be assured a place in the history of philosophy...this work is written with an eloquence, depth of insight, and strength of feeling that make an immediate impact on the reader and put it among the classics on the subject..." (W.W.Walsh in the Encyclopedia of Philosophy). Warda 94; Adickes 58.

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        La calligrafia storico-critico-teoretico-pratica.

      Nelle Regie stampe del Pulejo, Impressore del Vescovo, Siracusa 1794 - 8vo. [19.5 x 14.5 cm], (4) ff. 192 pp., 4 pp., 3 plates. Final 4 pages before the plates, titled Saggio dell¿ Effemeridi di Napoli sopra il libro della Calligrafia¿ are dated 1797. Bound in contemporary patterned paper wrappers. Pale waterstaining to cover, title and preliminary pages, minor worming in bottom gutter of second half. Otherwise a fresh, clean copy. Very rare first and sole edition of this book on the history and practice of writing, including three plates illustrating a full upper and lower case script as well as the individual components and correct proportions of each letter. Capodieci not only instructs the reader how to make, space, and join letters, but also provides a rather whimsical history of writing, a chapter on tachygraphy and other forms of shorthand, an overview of proposals for a universal language, and a discussion of the many uses of writing, including forgery. He also includes chapters on the tools of modern writing¿quills, ink, inkwells, and paper¿and a history of writing implements beginning with stone inscription and wax tablets. In addition to instructions and information, the work is replete with practical advice¿and colorful opinions. If your ink bleeds through the paper, Capodieci advises, rub the paper with gum powder placed in a piece of cloth, use thicker ink, and find a quill with a thinner tip. His descriptions of other nations and periods, however, is rather more contentious. ¿The art of uniting letters to form words¿ is a secret unknown to the Chinese,¿ he notes, adding, ¿and the source of and reason for their ignorance is that they spend their whole lives learning to write¿ (!) That said, La Calligrafia is in fact a learned work, with discussions of a very broad range of cultures and writing systems, and informed references to the likes of Locke, Leibnitz, and Kircher, as well as important but lesser known figures such as John Wilkins in the field of linguistic philosophy and Thomas Shelton in the field of tachygraphy. Capodieci wrote a number of titles on local history, all published in Siracuse or Messina. OCLC lists Newberry, Washington U. ICCU lists two copies in Ascoli, both evidently without the plates. * ICCU IT\ICCU\FOGE\020833; not in Mirra. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        India Orientalis Christiana continens fundationes ecclesiarum, seriem episcoporum, missiones, schismata, persecutiones, reges, viros illustres / Auctore P. Paulino a S. Bartholomaeo .[owned by John Thomas Troy, Dublin. Archbishop.]

      typis Salomonianis,, Romae 1794 - Quarto, half-title, xxiv, 280pp. plates, folding engraved map Karte von Malabar. Illustrations: plates depict Vishnu and Rama Varmer. contemprary calf over marbled boards. mottled endpapers, early college stamp to title,Book-plate John Thomas Troy, Dublin, was born at Annefield House, Porterstown, Dublin in 1739. He came from a ‘well to do’ family with his father owning lands in Porterstown and Kellytown. He was the eldest of four boys and three girls. At a young age he went to live at the family townhouse in Smithfield and attended school on Liffey Street. At the age of sixteen he joined the Dominican Order in Dublin. Six months later he was sent to study at San Clemente, Rome. He remained there for twenty-one years. In 1776 he was appointed Bishop of Ossory. On the death of Archbishop Carpenter in 1786, he was transferred to Dublin. He served as Archbishop for 37 years and died on 11 May 1823. Excellent clean bright copy in original binding.

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        A NEW HIEROGLYPHICAL BIBLE FOR THE AMUSEMENT & INSTRUCTION OF CHILDREN; BEING A SELECTION OF THE MOST USEFUL LESSONS; AND MOST INTERESTING NARRATIVES; (SCRIPTURALLY ARRANGED) FROM GENESIS TO THE REVELATIONS.

      Boston: W. Norman, [1794]. - [2],144pp. plus folding plate. Contemporary wooden boards, covered in patterned paper, paper spine. Bottom inch of rear board lacking. Two later linen strips reinforcing hinges. Wear to binding. Minor soiling and foxing. Very good. Illustrated Bible for children, with numerous woodcuts, including a full set of the Apostles and a full-page cut showing the Day of Judgement. The folding plate at the front shows two states of being, as depicted by a tree - that of a good Christian and that of the Natural Man. This is the second hieroglyphical Bible printed in America, preceded only by the Isaiah Thomas one of 1788. William Norman, the publisher, is better known as a map publisher and printer of the first American coastal atlas (1790). Quite nice, in contemporary condition, and of great rarity. EVANS 26651. BRISTOL B9480. SHIPTON & MOONEY 47726. WELCH 513.1. ROSENBACH 181. HAMILTON 153. SABIN 53019.

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        EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPORTANT FIRST HAND TEXT OF MEXICAN HISTORY 1794 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT BOOK

      New Spain, Mexico 1794 - Handsome Folio Manuscript in early calf with gilt written by the Attorney of the Real Audiencia (see Bibliografia Mexicana, 220) and prepared for the Viceroy. Lengthy stipulations of taxes for the freed mestizos, mulattoes, and negroes as well as exemptions for Indians of the repartimientos even when married to Spanish women. These taxes were the root of the perceived injustice that explains why freed men formed the core of the Revolution when it came. EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPORTANT FIRST HAND TEXT OF MEXICAN HISTORY. (see Archivo General de la Nation, "Los Precursores Ideologicos della Guerra de Independencia (1929) pgs 137.139." LAID IN NOTE: Arce Y Echeagary, J. Yinstruction para que los Administradores de Aduanas del Reyno de Nueva Espana hagan la legitima exaccion de los dros. de Alcabalas y Pulques en los casos que por lo regular se ofrecen en las propias Aduanas. Mexico, 1794. ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND: In 1519 the Spaniards conquered Mexico. This led to the formation of a new state called New Spain and later into a new hybrid culture. Several military expeditions were led to extend 'New Spain'. The whole of Central America, West Indies, Philippines, and parts of the current Texas and California were later conquered to become part of New Spain. The Spanish political control over Mexico lasted for three centuries. The entire region was formed into a viceroyalty in 1535. The colony was divided into provinces ruled by governors. These provinces were divided into departments and subdivided into districts. Magistrates controlled the districts and mayors led smaller villages. The parliament court handled all political matters and the Council of Indies controlled the other administrative matters. Off course the supreme authority over the Spanish empire belonged to the king. This system was pretty inefficient as it took several years for directives from the king to be implemented at the lower levels. During the initial administration, grants called Encomiendas were given to colonists, which controlled Indian labor and produce. This led to the misuse of power and atrocities against the Indians increased. The Indians revolted against the Spaniards in 1541 but were easily subdued. The Spanish emperor Charles V, initiated the decline of the Encomienda system in 1542. This decline saw the emmergence of the Roman Catholic Church. The church was successful in carrying out mass conversions. The Spaniards protected the Indians that converted. Missions and monasteries dominated much of the land. The Spaniards thrived by the new found wealth in the colonies. They amassed huge wealth by controlling silver mining, large ranches and estates that grew wheat, sugarcane, and indigo for export. Spanish merchants exported such goods as cotton, silk, and dye that were produced by the Indians. The prosperity of New Spain began to decline in the 17th century. Disease and natural disasters destroyed most of the Indian population. Most others migrated slowly to remote parts. Mines were abandoned and large areas of farmland were destroyed. The economy of New Spain collapsed. In 1810, a catholic priest named Miguel Hidalgo called upon Mexicans to rise up and fight the Spanish. Although father Hidalgo was killed, another priest Jose Morelos continued to lead the fighting. New Spain finally won its independence from Spain in 1810 and came to be called Mexico. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aussicht vom Prater gegen die Stadt. [Wien]

      Wien Artaria 1794 - Altkolorierte Umrissradierung von und nach Johann Ziegler. Bildausschnitt 26 x 41,5 cm, Blattgr. 33 x 44 cm. Nebehay-Wagner 671/17, Paulusch, Ikonografie Österreichs, W 2650, Schwarz 17. 1. Etat von 2, Papier Whatmann 1794, kleine Nr. 30 oben rechts. In dezenten Farben koloriert, alte Montagereste im oberen Rand sowie einige wenige kleine Einrisse, nicht bis in die Darstellung reichend.

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        Reise nach Kopenhagen im Sommer 1793. Auszug aus dem Tagebuch. Durchaus bloss für Freunde von Johann Caspar Lavater.

      Privately printed, no place (Zürich?) (1794). 12mo. On high quality paper. 449+(1) pages (lacks p. 3-10). Untrimmed in original printed wrappers. Old name (F.S. Bang) on front cover; old name on verso of front cover.. Very rare. This copy was earlier in the library of the Danish archaeologist and bibliophile Carl Neergaard.The first (and only published) part of Lavaters travelogue of a tour from Switzerland to Copenhagen in the early summer of 1793. The account, however, ends in Bayreuth, an the Denmark parts was first published in 1898.** The Swiss poet and preacher Johann Caspar Lavater (1741-1801) is today best known as physiognomist, due to his famous and controversial work "Physiognomische Fragmente zur Beförderung der Menschenkenntnis und Menschenliebe" (1775-1778). His contemporaries admired him as a mysticist and as a fervent opponent to rationalism

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        ORDENANZA GENERAL DE CORREOS, POSTAS, CAMINOS Y DEMAS RAMOS AGREGADOS A LA SUPERINTENDECIA GENERAL. Junto con "Instrucción y reglamento comunicado. por el duque de Alcudia a la Dirección y Contaduría General de Caminos,

      - Posadas y Portazgos para su gobierno y observancia". Madrid, en la Imprenta Real, 1794-1795, 16x22, Portada, 222 págs. 13 hojas. y 122 págs. Nombre de época en 1 hoja. Encuadernados en un volumen en plena piel de época con lomera cuajada de hierros dorados, tejuelo y ruedas doradas en los planos y cantos, buena conservación, papel limpio sin manchas ni óxido. (52347).

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        Formularios para los documentos de cuenta y Razón del recibo, cargo consumo u otra salida, reemplazos y entrega de los pertrechos marineros y militares de los Baxeles del Rey del Título II tratado 6 y título III tratado V Iº de las Ordenanzas G / Formularios para los documentos de cuenta y Razon del recibo, cargo consumo u otra salida, reemplazos y entrega de los pertrechos marineros y militares de los Baxeles del Rey del Titulo II tratado 6 y titulo III tratado V Iº de las Ordenanzas G

      - Derecho. Militaria. Armada Viuda de D. Joachin Ibarra. Imprenta Real Madrid 1794 Encuadernación en plena piel, pasta española de época con nervios, dorados y tejuelo, guardas de agua de época. Pequeñas pérdida en parte inferior del lomo, cortes tintados. 30x5x21,5 cm. 6h+123pp y 5h+145pp 37G [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Caption title:] Arrangement of the agricultural surveys, now carrying on under the direction of the Board of Agriculture, and the persons by whom they are respectively undertaken. N.p.

      (London): n.d. (1794). - 4pp. Annotated, up-side down, at the bottom of the last page in Arthur Young's hand, "as finally arranged": unfortunately the top line of the endorsement has been cropped off but it must have read "Agricultural Surveys as finally arranged" or something similar. Disbound. A good copy. L, Du only in ESTC on-line. As early as 1772 in Political Essays Arthur Young had been urging the government to undertake a complete agricultural survey of the whole kingdom, the nature of the soil and of the substratum under it, the nature of various manures, an exact account of all the breeds of cattle, "in a word, of every circumstance concerning rural economy." Ibid p. 161. Shortly after the founding of the Board of Agriculture, of which Sir John Sinclair was president and Arthur Young secretary, a vast survey of the state of farming throughout the country was inaugurated. This is the very rare four-page prospectus or outline of the project, listing the authors assigned to each county or district (including Sinclair himself for the north of Scotland and Young for Suffolk), along with a brief statement about the gathering of information, plans for publication, etc. "As the reports transmitted to the Board, are to be printed, and very generally circulated, in the counties to which they respectively relate, previously to their being published, there is every reason to believe, that no material error can escape observation, and that every useful fact, or valuable idea, existing in the kingdom, on the subject of agriculture, will be brought forward." It is almost certain that, as Secretary, Arthur Young was responsible for drawing up this list and arranging for its publication. Although his endorsement is cropped it remains interesting as revealing a degree of difficulty in arriving at an agreed list and suggesting the need for negotiation and revision whilst it was in the process of being drawn up. In fact, as revealed in Arthur Young's Autobiography, Young's feelings towards Sinclair and his proceedings as to the Agricultural Reports were far from cordial. "I was infinitely disgusted" he wrote "with the inconsiderate manner in which Sir John Sinclair appointed the persons who drew up the original reports, men being employed who scarcely knew the right end of a plough. But the most curious circumstance of effrontery was, that the greater number of the reporters were appointed, and actually travelled upon the business before the first meeting of the board took place, under the most preposterous of all ideas - that of surveying the whole kingdom and printing the Reports in a single year; by which manoeuvre Sir John thought he should establish a great reputation for himself." Autobiography p. 242-3.

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        Obras. Tomo VIII. El Parnaso español, monte en dos cumbres dividido. Parte segunda: Thalía. Musa VI.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta de Sancha, 1794. - 4to.; XIX pp., 561 pp. Encuadernación de época, en piel marbreada con lomera ornada y tejuelo.

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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.

      [Boston: John Norman, 1794]. - Copper-engraved sea chart, on two joined sheets. Overall sheet size: 21 1/4 x 33 inches. Very good. An early issue of the earliest American chart of the North Carolina coast. Wheat & 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 18th century. Wheat & Brun (pp.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).n. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.872. Wroth, SOME CONTRIBUTIONS TO NAVIGATION, pp.32-33. WHEAT & BRUN 580 (3rd state).

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        Drawings faithfully copied from nature at Naples and with permission dedicated to the R.H. Sir William Hamilton.

      Roma, (Piroli) 1794 - In 4to; frontespizio e 12 tavole incise in rame ed inquadrate da fregio. Legatura ottocentesca adattata in mezza pelle, fregi in oro inquadrano i piatti. E' questa raccolta un inno al fascino della moglie dell'Ambasciatore inglese. Lady Emma, il cui profilo orna il frontespizio, vi è raffigurata con abiti ispirati all'antichità classica in varie pose ed atteggiamenti tutti ricollegatisi alle scoperte archeologiche di Pompei ed Ercolano in quel tempo frequenti, auspice Sir William Hamilton. Rehberg viveva a Roma ed era al servizio di Sua Maestà il Re di Prussia. Questa suite ebbe un clamoroso successo dovuto anche alla notorietà della donna divenuta l'amante di Orazio Nelson. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Book of Knowledge, treating of the wisdom of the ancients. In four parts. Written by Erra Pater, a Jew, doctor in astronomy and physic, born in Bethany, near Mount Olivet, in Judea. Made English by W. Lilly, student in Physic and astrology. To which is added The Dealer's Directory.

      J. and M. Robertson, Glasgow 1794 - Bound in sixes.168 pages. Woodcut frontis. and other cuts throughout. Disbound, retaining boards. Extensive general browning/staining /foxing. Many page corners turned down. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Trial of Joseph Gerrald .... BOUND WITH - Report of the Trial of Archibald Hamilton Rowan

      Edinburgh / London, 1794. First Edition /First Pub'd. Contemp. half leather. A very good, crisp copy. 8vo., There is a frontis. portrait of Gerrald. Two important political trials. 1] Gerrald was one of the ' Scottish Martyrs ' in the cause of liberty. He was a member of the British Convention of the Delegates of the People. This group met in Edinburgh at the height of the French Terror for the avowed purpose of bringing about annual parliaments and universal suffrage. He was tried for sedition and sentenced to be transported. He died at Botany Bay. 2] The Rowan trial was for libel against the government of England. It first appeared in print as a self published account of his trial in Dublin. Rowan was a leading Irish radical and secretary of the Society of United Irishmen. He escaped jail and fled to France where he befriended Mary Wollstonecraft DNB VII, 1117 -' 18; DNB XVII, 332 - ' 5; Ferguson # 179; Goldsmith's # 16149.

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        Coloured Engravings of Heaths. The drawings taken from living plants only. With the appropriate specific character, full description, native place of growth, and time of flowering of each; in Latin and English. Each figure accompanied by accurate dissections of the several parts (magnified where necessary) upon which the specific distinction has been founded, according to the Linnaean System.

      - London, T. Bensley [vol I], R. Taylor [vols II-IV] for the Author, [1794-] 1802-1809 [-1830]. 4 vols bound in two. Folio (423 x 259 mm). With engraved dedication leaf and 288 hand-coloured engraved plates; vol III without half-title, some occasional minor spotting to prelims and a few text leaves, a fine, clean copy in contemporary speckled calf by J. Clarke, rebacked preserving original spines, gilt edges. First edition, with the rare fourth volume, of Andrews' 'finest achievement . noble in conception and impressive in execution' (Blunt). Andrews drew and engraved all his plates, wrote most of the text and, according to Dunthorne, even did his own colouring. This work exemplifies the 'erica-mania' that dominated English horticulture at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Numerous newly discovered South African species were being introduced through the enterprise of nurserymen like Lee and Kennedy, and several hundred species and varieties were available and in cultivation. This copy contains all the indexes, dedication, address, introduction, dissertation, list of heaths cultivated by Lee and Kennedy at the Vineyard Nursery in Hammersmith, systematical arrangements, etc. In common with other copies seen, the titlepage of volume IV is in fact the title from volume II with the number altered by hand. The work was published in parts, and volume IV appeared over a twenty-year period from 1810 to 1830. Few complete copies survive, and most sets comprise only the first three volumes, with occasionally a fragment of the fourth.Dunthorne 9; Great flower books, p 47; Johnston 674 (vols I-III only); Nissen BBI, 31; Stafleu and Cowan 134. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Recherches sur les Causes des Principaux Faits Physiques

      One engraved plate & one folding printed table. xvi, 375 pp.; 2 p.l., 412 pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. half-calf & marbled boards, spines gilt, red & orange leather lettering pieces on spines. Paris: Maradan, Seconde Année de la République [1794]. First edition of the author's first book on chemistry. Lamarck (1744-1829), the noted biologist and evolutionist, had pronounced chemical theories and they were an important part of his ideas about nature and evolution. He was an adversary of Lavoisier's anti-phlogistic theory and proposed the four-element theory (earth, air, water, and fire). Lamarck believed that these four elements "have no attraction for one another but tend to separate unless constrained by force...He proposed a new 'pyrotic theory'."-Partington, III, p. 490. Lamarck attempted to account for a great number of chemical and physical phenomena such as sound, electricity, magnetism, color, and vaporization with his system. "In this work Lamarck sets forth his views on the immutability of species and attacks the theory of the spontaneous origin of life. The book is interesting in the history of chemistry, because Lamarck attacks Lavoisier's anti-phlogistic theory."-Duveen, p. 334. An uncommonly attractive set. ❧ Cole 739. .

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        Recherches sur les causes des principaux faits physiques

      Paris: Maradan, seconde annee..., 1794. 1st edition. Lamarck, Jean Baptiste (1744-1829). Recherches sur les causes des principaux faits physiques. . . . 8vo. 2 vols. xvi, 375; [4], 412pp. Engraved plate by Bovinet after Marechal; printed folding table. Paris: Maradan, seconde annee de la Republique [1794]. 210 x 135 (uncut). Original plain wrappers, hand-lettered paper spine labels, front wrapper of Vol. I detached, spines worn, fore-edges frayed, lower corner of Vol. II back wrapper torn away. Minor foxing and toning, last leaf of Vol. II mended with tape. Italian bookseller's label on front wrapper. First Edition. Lamarck did not make any significant contributions to the science of chemistry, but his chemical theories played an important part in the development of his ideas on the origin of species, as they provided a materialistic definition of life, reproduction and evolution. Lamarck believed that fire was the most important of the four elements, and that its three states: natural, fixed, and a state of expansion (caloric fire)--were central to a great number of chemical and physical phenomena. He also believed that only living beings could produce chemical compounds, with the most complex compounds being produced by those animals with the most highly organized physiological structure; in the absence of life, these compounds would naturally decompose over time into their constituent elements, producing in the process all known inorganic substances. This mineral "chain of being," with continuous degradation from the most complex to the simplest, is similar to Lamarck's later theory of the evolution of species: each stressed the gradual and successive production of forms, while denying the relevance of defined species. Burkhardt, pp. 69-71; 96-103; 264. Duveen, p. 334. Norman 1260.

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        Décrets de la Convention nationale, des 23e & 29e jours de Nivôse, an 2 de la République française, une et indivisible, qui mettent les biens des ci-devant Fermiers généraux sous la main de la Nation.

      - Paris, Imprimerie nationale exécutive du Louvre, an II de la République [1794]. In-4, en cahiers, 11 p., non rogné. Edition originale. Les dispositions historiques par lesquelles sont confisqués les biens des Fermiers-généraux après leur exécution. Lavoisier est cité à trois reprises ainsi que ses beau-père et beau-frère Paulze "père" et "fils". Très bon exemplaire, en cahiers, tel que paru. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La Conversion de la Madalena / En que se ponen los tres estados que tuvo, de pecadora, de penitente, i de gracia

      Salvador Fauli, Valencia 1794 - Valencia, Spain: Salvador Fauli, 1794. Full title: La Conversion de la Madalena, en Que se Ponen Los Tres Estados que Tuvo de Pecadora, de Penitente, I de Gracia. The Conversion of the Madalena, with the Three States of Pecadora, Penitent, and Grace. xxxii, 464 pp. In Spanish. Period tree calf, leather spine label lettered in gilt, colorfully marbled endpapers. From the library of Dr. Platon Vallejo, son of General Vallejo and the first native-born Californian to receive a medical degree. Signed by him [presumed] on front pastedown. Gift inscription to him by historian Enrique Cerruti, dated Feb 22, 1875 in Monterey, on ffep. Old newspaper clipping concerning the unveiling of a portrait of General Vallejo accompanies this copy. Covers rubbed, small losses at corners and spine ends, label lacks about 40%; both free endpapers partly attached to flyleaves [as made?], about 1/2 pages lightly dampsoiled. Firmly bound. Closer to Very Good than Good. An extremely scarce volume, even without the dual association status. Top provenance. L-28 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Die Edlen der Vorwelt. Erster und zweiter Teil in zwei Bänden.

      Hamburg, bei Benjamin Gottlieb Hoffmann, 1793-1794 - Mit zwei gestochenen Frontispices. Titel, XIV Seiten, 1 Blatt, 480 Seiten; Titel, 4 Blatt, 496 Seiten. Hübsche blaue Pappbände der Zeit mit zwei farbigen Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe mit dem sehr seltenen, allen folgenden Bibliographien unbekannten zweiten Teil. - Goedeke IV/1, 624, 6 - Holzmann-Bohatta II, 80 - Kosch VIII, 1049 - Kaldewey V, 179. - Der aus Kassel stammende Pädagoge, Publizist und Romanautor Georg Christoph Kellner (1765-1808) verfasste u.a. empfindsame Romane, historische Abhandlungen und musiktheoretische Schriften. "Getragen von aufklärerischen Impetus u. klass. Bildungsidealen, schrieb K. philosophische Abhandlungen in belletristischer Form: so die Novelle 'Molly und Urania' (Mannh. 1790), den Roman 'Charidion' (2 Bde., Mannh. 1793) u., in stilistischer Anlehnung an Helferich Peter Sturz u. Moritz, die histor. Studien 'Die Edlen der Vorwelt' (Hbg. 1793) u. 'Athen von seiner Gründung bis auf unsere Zeiten' (Zürich 1797) u. 'Edle Griechen in den Revolutionszeiten des alten Syrakus' (2 Bde., Elberfeld 1800)" (Killy VI, 277). - Auch Killy kennt, wie die anderen Bibliographien, den hier vorliegenden zweiten Teil nicht. Über KVK ist dieser nur in drei deutschen Bibliotheken nachweisbar (Staatsbibliothek Hamburg und Göttingen sowie Stadtbibliothek Trier). - Kanten berieben, Ecken etwas bestoßen, wenige Blatt etwas stärker gebräunt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels in India, during the years 1780, 1781, 1782, and 1783 . . . The second edition, corrected. (BOUND AFTER) The Landscape, a didactic poem. In three books. Addressed to Uvedale Price, Esq.

      printed for the author and sold by J. Edwards; printed by W. Bulmer and co . . . and sold by G. Nicol. . . ., 1794; 1794., London; London: - 4to. [ii], 77, [1]; vii, [i], 154, [2] pp. I: Large folding engraving ("A Map of Part of Bengal and Bahar with the provinces of Benares, Allahabad, Oude and Agra) plus 14 engraved plates.II: With 3 plates (2 with fold-outs). Contemporary tree calf, rebacked with the original red morocco and gilt spine laid down. Bookplate of Miss Williams, Penpont, on pastedown, small strip (with her ownership inscription) torn away from upper margin of title. Second edition, first printed the prior year. The plates to this account were engraved after the sketchbooks kept by the first professional British landscape painter to visit India. William Hodges (1744-1797) spent six years on the subcontinent under the patronage of the governor, Warren Hastings. Hodges was ravished by the beauty of the scenery, especially by the ancient architectural monuments, but also by the people, and he provides a touching account of the rite of Suttee. On his return he made and exhibited his paintings of views of India, publishing a set of forty-eight aquatints after them as Travels in India, as well as A dissertation on the prototypes of architecture, Hindoo, Moorish, and Gothic in which he championed Indian architecture as equal to the classical.Hodges had obtained the rudiments of drawing as an errand boy at Shipley's drawing school. His talent was recognized by Richard Wilson, R.A., who took him on as an assistant and pupil. Through the patronage of Lord Palmerston, Hodges obtained a post as draftsman on Captain Cook's second voyage to the South Seas and, on his return was retained by the Admiralty to complete the drawings and superintend their engraving for the published account of the voyage. His first exhibition at the Royal Academy was of a view of Otahite in 1776. He was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1786, and a full member in 1787.II. First edition. The publication of The landscape resulted in a public controversy, in part for its critique of the landscape architectural styles of Capability Brown and Humphrey Repton, but more for the author's skeptical viewpoint and liberal politics. The author was dubbed by Horace Walpole as "the Knight of the Brazen Milk-Pot" (after the small brazen pot, plate III) and vilified for an "insolent and self-conceited poem." In actuality, the controversy was largely motivated and fueled by Knight's The progress of civil society (1796).Knight (1750-1824), antiquary, numismatist, and Liberal MP, was the author of A history of phallic worship and An inquiry into the symbological language of ancient art and literature. The dedication is to his close friend and neighbor, Uvedale Price, the author of Essays on the picturesque,who shared his desire to reform popular taste. Knight's extensive collection of classical bronzes, coins, gems, and drawings was given to the British Museum.The Williams family were prominent landowners in South Wales, with a seat at Penpont. A Miss Williams, Penpont, appears on the subscriber's list to W.E. Bickmore's A course of historical and chronological instruction (London, 1836).

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        Nuevo método para curar flatos, hipocondría, vapores y ataques hystéricos de las mugeres de todos estados y en todo estado, con el qual los enfermos podrán por sí cuidar de su salud en falta de Médico que les dirija. Extractado y traducido por el DR. D. Joseph Alsinet, medico de Familia de S.M. y Jubilado del Real Sitio de Arangjuez.

      con licencia en Madrid. por Don Placido Barco Lopez, Madrid 1794 - [Medicina](cm. 15) Pieno vitello, decorazioni in oro e tassello rosso al dorso. Segnapagina in seta verde. -cc.11nn., pp.numerate da 7 a 388, cc. 2nn. E'la traduzione spagnola, con aggiunta di casi addizionali, eseguita da Josè Alsinet de Cortada sulll'opera "Traitè des affection vaporeuses" di Pomme Pierre( 1735-1812), apparsa nel 1763. L'autore tratta dei metodi per curare flatulenza, ipocondria, vapori ed attacchi isterici delle donne, e di come prendersi cura della propria salute in assenza del medico. ottimo esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettera di Francesco Piranesi al Signor Generale D. Giovanni Acton.

      S.n.t 1794 - With: Sommario ed estratti di documenti i di cui originali esistono nelle mani del Governo Svedese. With: Fatto storico della carcerazione di Vincenzo Mori seguita in Napoli il dì 13. Febraro, 1794. In 8vo; pp. 71, XXXI, 13. Original boards. First edition. Melzi, Anonimi, II, 345; Parenti, Diz. dei luoghi di stampa falsi, inventati o supposti, pag. 236:"Questi opuscoli dovrebbero essere tutti compilati da Vincenzo Monti, su materiali a lui forniti da Francesco Piranesi, console di Svezia a Napoli, il quale li fece stampare nella propria casa in Napoli". Rara edizione originale di questa accorata lettera indirizzata a Giovanni Acton, ministro borbonico, scritta a difesa delle infamanti accuse portate a Piranesi a seguito di un grave incidente diplomatico tra il Regno di Svezia e la corte di Napoli. Ugo Foscolo nel 1798 affermo' fosse Vincenzo Monti l'autore della missiva, lodandolo per aver denuciato la corruzione nel regno borbonico. La lettera fu stampata in pochissime copie, sequestrata e distrutta dalle guardie del Re di Napoli. 5 immagini allegate. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        HISTORY OF THE MISSION OF THE UNITED BRETHREN AMONG THE INDIANS IN NORTH AMERICA IN THREE PARTS [G]

      Brethren's Society for the Furtherance of the Gospel, London: Oxford 1794 - Western; Pioneer; AMERICANA; American Indian; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Engraved map; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xii,159,[1],234,233,[1], [22] pages; Loskiel, George Henry (TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN BY CHRISTIAN IGNATIUS LA TROBE. ) History of The Mission of The United Brethren among The Indians in North America In Three Parts. Modern full gilt paneled blue morocco, spine gilt. With large. Folding Map (a few minor repairs). Internally generally clean & crisp with contents VG+. This work describes artistic, spiritual, educational and political values of the American Indians. Considered by Sabin the best authority on the Delawares, Nautikokes, Shawnee and other tribes in Pennsylvania & New York. The labors of this mission lay chiefly among the Delawares, the Nautikokes, the Shawanese, and other tribes in Pennsylvania and New York, upon which it is the best authority, both as to tradition and facts, having been drawn up from the accounts furnished by Gottlieb Spangenberg and David Zeisberger, missionaries among the Indian tribes during forty years. Among the subjects narrated is that of the massacre of Gnaden-hutten and Salem. The translator has omitted some matter relative to former enemies of the mission. Part I. Is divided into eleven chapters, whose subject titles indicate a much wider range for the work, than the mere report of missions among the Indians. Among them are, "Hints concerning the Origin of the Indian Nations. "---"Of the Language, Arts, and Sciences, known among the Indians. " "Of their Religious Ceremonies and Superstition. " "Of their Dress, Dwellings, and Housekeeping. " "Marriages and Education of Children. " Agriculture and Breeding of Cattle. " "Of their Manner of Hunting and Fishing. " "Diseases and Method of Curg, Funerals and Mourning. " "Political Constitution of the Delawares and Iroquois. " "Indian Manner of making War and Peace. " Parts II. And III. Are devoted to the history of the Indians under the charge of the Moravian Mission. Among the subjects, is the narrative of that saddest of stories, the massacre of Gnadenhutten and Salem, ---saddest, most atrocious, most damnable record of human infamy and bloody shame. A remarkable omission occurs in La Trobe’s translation. A copy of the first edition had been presented to Zeisberger, who expressed the greatest regrets that the names of Eliot McKee, and other former enemies of the mission had been recorded, as they had since repented. At his request the names of many who had brought terrible misfortunes upon the missionaries and their converts, were omitted in this translation. ESTCT88588, Howes L-474; Field 952; Sabin 42110 ; Pilling-2322 Graphics of title page and large folding map available. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire philosophique et politique des etablissements et du commerce des Europeens dans les deux (10 volume set)

      Berry, 3e annee de l'ere re?publicaine 1794 - 10 volume set. Engraved Frontispieces. 8vo. (20 cm) Aquamarine boards. Very good bindings. Covers generally very good, with a few minor scuffs. Clean, unmarked pages. A quality set. This edition was printed during the Revolutionary period. Better known as d?Histoire des deux Indes, Raynal?s work was extremely influential in late 18th century enlightenment thought. Raynal covered the history of European companies in eastern India and the New World, showing the influence of the great geographical discoveries of civilization. The Histoire covered the Portuguese colonies in the East, as well as the British, French, Spanish and the Dutch colonies. Raynal discusses the European conquest of America, highlighting the atrocities of the slave trade on the coast of Guinea and the British and French colonies in North America. The Historie also contains a series of essays on religion, politics, war, trade, moral philosophy, etc. (Most of the philosophy being the work of Diderot.) In the third edition, which was banned by Louis XVI?s regime for its depiction of Hispaniola, Raynal proclaims his intent "To advocate humanity, truth, freedom!" Napoleon was said to have a disciple of Raynal, and took L?Histoire with him during his Egyptian campaigns. L?Histoire des deux Indes est cependant consideree a l?heure actuelle comme l?encyclopedie du monde colonial et la bible de l?anticolonialisme a l?age des Lumieres. On la cite parmi les ouvrages qu?a pu lire Toussaint Louverture. (Gustave Vapereau, Universal Dictionary of Literature, Paris, Hachette, 1876, p. 496.) Contents: T. 1: Livre 1, Decouvertes, guerres, conquetes des Portugais dans les Indes orientales. --Livre 2, Etablissemens, guerres, politique et commerce des Hollandois dans les Indes orientales. --T. 2: Livre 3, Etablissemens, commerce et conquetes des Anglois dans les Indes occidentales. --Livre 4, Voyages, etablissemens, guerres et commerce des Franc?ois dans les Indes occidentales. --T. 3: Livre 5, Commerce du Danemarck, d'Ostende, de la Suede, de la Prusse, de l'Espagne, de la Russie aux Indes Orientales. Questions importantes sur les liaisons de l'Europe avec les Indes. --Livre 6, Decouverte de l'Amerique. Conquete du Mexique. Etablissemens espagnols dans cette partie du Nouveau-Monde. --T. 4: Livre 7, Conquetes du Perou par les Espagnols. Changemens arrives dans cet empire, depuis qu'il a change de domination. --Livre 8, Conquetes du Chili et du Paraguay par les Espagnols. Details des evevemens qui ont accompagne et suivi l'invasion. Principes sur lesquels cette puissance conduit ses colonies. --T. 5: Livre 9, Etablissemens des Portugais dans le Bresil. Guerres qu'ils y ont soutenues. Productions et richesses de cette colonie. --Livre 10, Etablissemens des nations europeennes dans le grand Archipel de l'Amerique. --T. 6: Livre 11, Les Europeens vont acheter en Afrique des cultivateurs pour les Antilles. Maniere dont se fait ce commerce. Productions dues aux travaux des esclaves. --Livre 12, Etablissemens des Espagnols, des Hollandois et des Danois, dans les isles de l'Amerique. --T. 7: Livre 13, Etablissemens des Franc?ois dans les isles de l'Amerique. --Livre 14, Etablissemens des Anglois dans les isles de l'Amerique. --T. 8: Livre 15, Etablissemens des Franc?ois dans l'Amerique septentrionale. Sur quelle base portoit l'espoir de leur prosperite ? Que produisirent ces combinaisons ? --Livre 16, Un nouvel ordre des choses s'etablit dans les colonies franc?oises de l'Amerique septentrionale. A quoi aboutissent ces nouvelles combinaisons. --Livre 17, Colonies angloises de la baie d'Hudson, du Canada, de l'isle Saint-Jean, de Terre-Neuve, de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, de la Nouvelle-Angleterre, de la Nouvelle-York, de la Nouvelle-Jersey. --T. 9: Livre 18, Colonies angloises fondees dans la Pensilvanie, dans le Maryland, dans la Virginie, dans la Caroline, dans la Georgie et dans la Floride. Considerations generales sur tous ces etablissemens. --T. 10: Livre 19, Religion ; Gouvernement ; Pol [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRAVELS THROUGH NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, EAST AND WEST FLORIDA, THE CHEROKEE COUNTRY, THE EXTENSIVE TERRITORIES OF THE MUSCOGULGES OR CREEK CONFEDERACY, AND THE COUNTRY OF THE CHACTAWS [sic].

      London. 1794. - xxiv,520pp. plus eight plates (one folding) including portrait, plus folding map, [6]pp. index, and leaf of binding directions. Later three- quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, raised bands, gilt morocco label. Light rubbing to spine and boards. Very light occasional foxing. Titlepage backed and upper half-inch of titlepage repaired, not affecting text. Overall, very good. Styled the "Second Edition in London" on the titlepage. One of the classic accounts of southern natural history and exploration, with much material on the southern Indian tribes. For the period, Bartram's work is unrivaled. ".[He] wrote with all the enthusiasm and interest with which the fervent old Spanish friars and missionaries narrated the wonders of the new found world.he neglected nothing which would add to the common stock of human knowledge" - Field. "Unequalled for the vivid picturesqueness of its descriptions of nature, scenery, and productions" - Sabin. The folding map shows the eastern coast of Florida, from the River St. John to near Cape Canaveral. Chapter VI is entitled "Language and Manners [of the Muscogulges and Cherokees]." A handsome copy in contemporary condition. CLARK I:197. HOWES B223, "aa." PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 305. SERVIES 696. SABIN 3870. VAIL 852. FIELD 94.

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        An Account of the Trial of Thomas Muir, Esq, Younger, of Huntershill, Before the High Court of Judiciary at Edinburgh, on the 30th and 31st days of August, 1793, for Sedition

      Printed and Sold by Samuel Campbell, New York 1794 - First American edition (original printed in Edinburgh in 1793). Original papercovered boards, rebacked with compatible paper spine. 148pp. Engraved frontispiece. A little spotting to the boards, and modest foxing in the text, a pleasing, very good or better copy. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Atlas Volume] Voyages du Professeur Pallas, dans Plusieurs Provinces de L'Empire de Russie, et dans L'Asie Septentrionale. Nouvelle Edition. Tome Neuvieme, (Planches.)

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

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        Recherches sur les Causes des Principaux Faits Physiques.

      - One engraved plate & one folding printed table. xvi, 375 pp.; 2 p.l., 412 pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. half-calf & marbled boards, spines gilt, red & orange leather lettering pieces on spines. Paris: Maradan, Seconde Année de la République [1794].First edition of the author’s first book on chemistry. Lamarck (1744-1829), the noted biologist and evolutionist, had pronounced chemical theories and they were an important part of his ideas about nature and evolution. He was an adversary of Lavoisier’s anti-phlogistic theory and proposed the four-element theory (earth, air, water, and fire). Lamarck believed that these four elements "have no attraction for one another but tend to separate unless constrained by force He proposed a new ‘pyrotic theory’."–Partington, III, p. 490. Lamarck attempted to account for a great number of chemical and physical phenomena such as sound, electricity, magnetism, color, and vaporization with his system. "In this work Lamarck sets forth his views on the immutability of species and attacks the theory of the spontaneous origin of life. The book is interesting in the history of chemistry, because Lamarck attacks Lavoisier’s anti-phlogistic theory."–Duveen, p. 334. An uncommonly attractive set. ? Cole 739. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyages du Professeur Pallas, dans Plusieurs Provinces de L'Empire de Russie, et dans L'Asie Septentrionale.

      Chez Maradan 1794 - - Chez Maradan, A Paris 1794 (An II), Grd. in 4 (25x33cm), relié. - Atlas seul constituant le tome neuvième des voyages de Pallas, composé de 4 grandes planches dépliantes (dont la grande carte générale de l'empire de Russie), et 104 planches dont plusieurs dépliantes contenant la flore (67 planches), la faune, l'archéologie et quelques cartes à double page, soit 108 planches. Reliure à la bradel en plein cartonnage, pièce de titre encollée sur le dos, reliure moderne. Une auréole jaune sur 10 planches allant s'estompant, dans les marges au milieu, en début d'ouvrage, sur les planches de la faune. Pallas, naturaliste et explorateur allemand, se voit proposer, par l'Académie des sciences de Saint-Pétersbourg, la conduite de l'une des grandes expéditions scientifiques envoyées, à l'initiative de Catherine II, explorer l'Empire russe dont bien des parties sont encore mal connues. Cet atlas résume les découvertes de Pallas dans le sud de la Russie. L'ensemble des voyages qu'il fit dans l'immense empire russe ont fait progresser les sciences dans de nombreux domaines (la paléontologie, la géographie, la géologie, l'ethnographie et la linguistique. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recherches sur les causes des principaux faits physiques. . . .

      Maradan, seconde annee., Paris 1794 - Lamarck, Jean Baptiste (1744-1829). Recherches sur les causes des principaux faits physiques. . . . 8vo. 2 vols. xvi, 375; [4], 412pp. Engraved plate by Bovinet after Marechal; printed folding table. Paris: Maradan, seconde annee de la Republique [1794]. 210 x 135 (uncut). Original plain wrappers, hand-lettered paper spine labels, front wrapper of Vol. I detached, spines worn, fore-edges frayed, lower corner of Vol. II back wrapper torn away. Minor foxing and toning, last leaf of Vol. II mended with tape. Italian bookseller's label on front wrapper. First Edition. Lamarck did not make any significant contributions to the science of chemistry, but his chemical theories played an important part in the development of his ideas on the origin of species, as they provided a materialistic definition of life, reproduction and evolution. Lamarck believed that fire was the most important of the four elements, and that its three states: natural, fixed, and a state of expansion (caloric fire)--were central to a great number of chemical and physical phenomena. He also believed that only living beings could produce chemical compounds, with the most complex compounds being produced by those animals with the most highly organized physiological structure; in the absence of life, these compounds would naturally decompose over time into their constituent elements, producing in the process all known inorganic substances. This mineral "chain of being," with continuous degradation from the most complex to the simplest, is similar to Lamarck's later theory of the evolution of species: each stressed the gradual and successive production of forms, while denying the relevance of defined species. Burkhardt, pp. 69-71; 96-103; 264. Duveen, p. 334. Norman 1260. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        VOYAGES DU PROFESSEUR PALLAS, DANS PLUSIEURS PROVINCES DE L'EMPIRE DE RUSSIE ET DANS L'ASIE SEPTENTRIONALE

      0 - Traduits de l'allemand par le C. Gauthier de la Peyronie. Paris. Chez (Imp.) Maradan. 1794. Nouvelle Édition, revue et enrichie de notes par le CC. Lamaeck / Langlés. 8 tomos. 20x13 cm. T. I, XL + 422 págs. * T. II, 490 págs. * T. III, 492 págs. * T. IV, 499 págs. * T. V, 448 págs. * T. VI, 455 págs. * T. VII, 448 págs. * T. VIII, VIII + 463 págs. Plena piel época, nervios, tejuelos, lomo con hierros, planos con filetes, cortes tintados, Cintas de seda, guardas al agua. Falto del tomo de láminas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Description of Above Three Hundred Animals, Viz . Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Serpents and Insects with a Particular Account of the Manner of Catching Whales in Greenland.

      Robertson (printers) 1794 - frontis, title, 2 of 8 contents, 210pp, copper plates-complete but for the folding part of the whaling ship. Some edge damage to one or two pages, tear across two pages, small missing including ends of 4/5 words on one page, rubbed, previous owner name to fep. (They still believed unicorns existed!) 300g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chart of the N.W. Coast of America and the N.E. Coast of Asia Explored in the Years 1778 and 1779

      W. Faden, London 1794 - An important map of the North West. Published by William Faden as part of his post revolutionary atlas of North America. The map covers from the west coast to Hudsons Bay to Washington state in the south. There is a detailed path of the Captain Cooks voyage is also deliniated., Size : 430x710 (mm), 16.875x27.875 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring, 0

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        Bulletin des Lois de la République Française. No.’s 26, 53, 58, 63, 64, 66, 74, 75, 81 [2 copies], 82, 99, 105, 106, 120, 123, 131, [IIIe series] 198, 208, 217.

      -5 1802 1794 - Twenty unbound pamphlets, 8vo, most of 8 pp (i.e. an unopened single folded sheet), but with two of 4 pp, one of 12 pp and the last four containing 16 pp, a couple with marginal browning or damp staining, no. 208 with the last leaf almost detached, otherwise a well preserved collection. Dating from 3 Thermidor in the second year of the revolution to 14 Fructidor in the tenth (17 dated either 1794 or 1795 and only the last 3 dating from 1802), the many Laws passed by the Convention listed in these pamphlets include those for paying the police force, military pensions, regulating inheritance and suppressing the Monasteries.The Laws are also numbered separately to the pamphlets - 120-1, 281, 311-7, 340-7, 354-9, 391-401, 422-33, 512-6, 541-558, 634-9, 649-51, 709-12, 1746-64, 1901-21, 1989-93.

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        Instruction abrégée sur les Mesures déduites de la grandeur de la Terre, uniformes pour toute la République, et sur les Calculs relatifs à leur division décimale. Edition originale.

      De l'Imprimerie Nationale Exécutive du Louvres 1794 - Instruction abrégée sur les Mesures déduites de la grandeur de la Terre, uniformes pour toute la République, et sur les Calculs relatifs à leur division décimale. Edition originale. Par la Commission temporaire des Poids & Mesures républicaines, en exécution des Décrets de la Convention Nationale, Edition Originale, 1 vol. in-8 br. sous couv. d'attente d'époque, De l'Imprimerie Nationale Exécutive du Louvres, Paris, An IIe de la République [ 1794 ], 1 f. blanc, xiv-147 pp., 14 ff. (tables) et 1 f. blanc Edition Originale. Bon état (qq. mouill. marginales, un accroc sans manque à un f. n'affectant pas le texte, discret cachet en couv.). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Rationis medendi in nosocomio practico Vindobonensi. Pars prima [-septima].

      Wien, Christian Friedrich Wappler, 1794 [Bd. 1 u. 2] bzw. Rudolf Gräffer 1789-90 [Bd. 3-5]. u. J. P. Krauss 1790 [Bd. 6 u. 7]. - 7 Bde. XXII, 279, (1) SS. XVI, 375, (1) SS. (16), 488 SS. (16), 528 SS. (2), 500, (52) SS. (8), 500, (4) SS. 362, (68) SS. Mit gest. Frontispiz u. zusammen 7 gestochenen Titeln. Zeitgenössische Pappbände mit Rückenschildchen. 8vo. Vorliegend die komplette Reihe des Hauptwerks eines "der hervorragendsten Repräsentanten der älteren Wiener Schule" (Hirsch/H. V, 441). Komplett mit den von Josef Eyerel bereits posthum herausgegeben Bänden selten, selbst das Wiener Josephinum besitzt keine uniform gebundene Reihe der "Heilungsmethode im praktischen Krankenhause zu Wien". Die ersten beiden Bände in zweiter Auflage, die übrigen alle in erster Ausgabe. - Stoll (1742-87) referiert hier in der Form jährlicher Erfahrungsberichte über die Behandlungsmethoden am gerade erst gegründeten Wiener AKH; das Gesamtwerk durch mehrere ausführliche Register erschlossen. Der Verfasser galt damals als "hervorragendster Kliniker auf deutschem Boden, zu dem wissbegierige Mediziner von nah und fern strebten, um dann die Wiener Einrichtungen nachzuahmen" (Schönbauer, Das medizinische Wien, 153). - Die schlichten blauen Pappbände etwas berieben u. bestoßen, innen papierbedingt nur minimal gebräunt bzw. fleckig. Lesky 2172 (Bde. 1 u. 2), 2171 (Bde. 4-7) u. 2170 (Bd. 3). Blake 435. Garrison/M. 1964. Engelmann (Bibliotheca medica) 560. Osler 4038. Waller 9288 (letztere nur. Bde. 1-3). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ESSAI SUR LA POLITIQUE ET LA LÉGISLATION DES ROMAINS, traduit de l’italien

      Paris H.J. Jansen et Comp. An III (1794) - , in-12, pl. veau blond moucheté, dos lisse orné, plats encadrés de filets dorés, filet doré sur les coupes, tr. jaunes, (pc. de tit. absente, petit trou de vers au dos, manque à la coupe, une garde déboîtée), XII-396 p.

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        LA GERUSALEMME LIBERATA DI TORQUATO TASSO.

      PARMA, NEL REGAL PALAZZO - CO' TIPI BODONIANI, 1794 - Elegante legatura coeva in pelle color avana spruzzata, con inserimento a mosaico di una bordura in pelle verde scuro ai piatti, recante fregio vegetale stilizzato sugli angoli e delimitata da riquadri di filetti e denti di topo; dorso a 6 nervi rilevati, evidenziati da fregi trasversali a rotella, decorato alle caselle con fiorone tra fasci di filetti, recante in testa due tasselli, il superiore rosso con autore e titolo, l'inferiore nero con numero di tomo e dati di tipografia; dentelle esterne e interne a rotella, il tutto impresso in oro; tagli dorati. (18) - 331; (2) - 337 pagine numerate, compreso il frontespizio di ciascun volume. Testo in lingua italiana; carattere prevalentemente tondo, con versi di dedica dell'edizione e argomento di ciascun canto in corsivo. L'opera, pregevolmente rilegata, è uno dei capolavori tipografici di Giovan Battista Bodoni, nato a Saluzzo nel 1740, attivo a Parma per lunghi anni e qui morto nel 1813. Bodoni impresse, con i caratteri da lui disegnati, due edizioni del poema tassiano nel 1794, entrambe con dedica a stampa a Carlo IV di Borbone re di Spagna: un'edizione venne realizzata in tre volumi in-folio mezzano, con due sole ottave per pagina; l'edizione in esame, invece, detta "di Napoli", reca tre ottave per facciata, e fu impressa in soli 130 esemplari, di cui 100 con il nome a stampa di uno egli associati sul foglio iniziale di ciascun tomo. Nel 1807, sempre a Parma per i Tipi Bodoniani, uscì una terza impressione del poema. Il tomo I reca, dopo il frontespizio, un'epigrafe dedicatoria dello stampatore a Carlo IV di Borbone su una facciata, cui seguono una poesia in endecasillabi sciolti composta dal conte Gastone Rezzonico della Torre e dedicata allo stesso sovrano, nonché una premessa in prosa di Bodoni al lettore. La cura testuale del poema eroico è opera di Pierantonio Serassi, che dichiarò di essersi basato su annotazioni autografe del Tasso nonché sulle edizioni della Gerusalemme impresse a Parma nel 1581 e a Mantova nel 1584. Esemplare in buono stato conservativo; alcune contenute, superficiali abrasioni alla legatura; interno fresco e marginoso. Cfr. BROOKS H. C., "Compendiosa bibliografia di edizioni bodoniane", Firenze 1927, num. 563; GAMBA B., "Serie dei testi di lingua [.]", Venezia 1839, num. 949.

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        TO THE CITIZENS OF BALTIMORE-TOWN [caption title].

      [Baltimore: Printed by James Angell & Paul J. Sullivan, ]. 1794 - Broadside, 11 1/2 x 7 inches. Early ink note on verso: "Mr. Thornton." Old folds. Small separation at one crossfold, affecting two letters of text. Unevenly trimmed around the text. Very good. A very rare Federal-era broadside - only the second located copy - printing the text of an open letter from Judge Samuel Chase to the citizens of Baltimore in the wake of a riot in 1794. Chase, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a future Supreme Court Justice, defends his actions in detaining the leaders of the mob, and appeals to the citizens of Baltimore to value order and government over their destructive passions. The occasion for the uprising was Congress' declaration of a thirty-day embargo on foreign trade, issued in March 1794. A local shipmaster, Capt. Ramsdell, expressed his displeasure at the end of the embargo, and he and another man, named Stenton (described in the broadside as an "American pirate"), were attacked by a mob. Among the leaders of the mob was Capt. David Stodder, the owner of a local shipyard, and Capt. William Reeves. The mob set upon Ramsdell and Stenton at Fells Point and tarred and feathered them. Chase, who at the time was chief justice of the District Criminal Court in Baltimore and chief justice of the Maryland General Court, ordered that Stodder and Reeves, as the ringleaders, be held in custody pending charges unless they could offer up bail. Stodder and Reeves refused to post bail, and their supporters threatened to tear down the jail and to raze Chase's home. After giving them a day to cool down, the prisoners agreed to post bail and the tense situation abated. In the present broadside Chase describes and justifies his actions, making an eloquent case for the rule of law over the mentality of the mob. He lays out the details of the events, explains his actions in detail, and describes the threats made against him, his family and property, and against public order. Chase concludes by stating that he is doing his duty as a judge and following the oath of his office, and that he is not appealing to the citizens of Baltimore to protect himself, "but that you may determine whether you ought to suffer an outrage to your laws, so fatal to the prosperity of this town, so destructive of all order, and so subversive of your government." This broadside is without an imprint, and the identity of the printers is based on the attribution by Evans. Evans, NAIP, and Minick all locate only a single copy, at the Maryland Historical Society. Rare and quite interesting for the history of law and civic culture in the early American Republic. EVANS 26762. NAIP w000729. MINICK 159. Francis F. Beirne, THE AMIABLE BALTIMOREANS (New York, 1951), pp.144-45.

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        La Gerusalemme Liberata di Torquato Tasso [Jerusalem Delivered].

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

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        THE MYSTERIES OF UDOLPHO

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

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        Opere.

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

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