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        Breve Instruccion del Metodo y Practica de los Quatro Juicios, Civil

      1794. Alcarez y Castro, Isidoro. Breve Instruccion del Metodo y Practica de los Quatro Juicios, Civil Ordinario, Sumario de Particion, Executivo, Y General de Concurso de Acreedores: Anotados con las Especies mas Ocurrentes en los Tribunales. Util Para los Pasantes de la Juntas de Practica, Y Bogados Principiantes. Madrid: En la Imp. de la Vda. E Hijo de Marin, 1794. [xii], 271, [1] pp. Two parts in one volume with continuous pagination; the second part is titled: Breve Instruccion del Metodo, Y Practica de los Quatro Juicios Criminales. Quarto (8" x 6"). Contemporary flexible vellum, early hand-lettered title to spine. Light rubbing and a few minor stains, pastedowns loose, partial crack near center of text block. Toning, (very) faint dampstaining to first half of text block, internally clean. * Fourth edition. Divided into two parts, each with four sections, this is an elementary textbook on Spanish law similar (in overall conception) to the Institutes of Justinian. In his preface Castro says his principal sources were Vela, Molina, Gregorio Lopez, Acevedo, Barbosa, Gutierrez, Rodriguez, Acosta, Parladorio and Antonio Gomez. First published in 1762, this book went through four more editions in 1770, 1781, 1794 and 1828. All are scarce and rarely found in North America. Of all editions, OCLC locates 5 copies, all of the 1781, two in law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress). We also located a copy of the fifth edition at UC-Berkeley law library.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Allgemeines Landrecht für die Preußischen Staaten. 2. Auflage

      Berlin, Decker 1794. 22 cm. 2 Teile und Register in 3 Bänden. Mit 1 gestochenen Frontispiz von D. Berger nach B. Rode. Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit mit zweifarbigem Rückenschild und vergoldeten Linien - Kaspers 150 - Erstausgabe des endgültigen Gesetztestextes, dessen revidierte Fassung am 5. Februar 1794 verkündet wurde und am 1. Juni 1794 Gesetzeskraft erlangte. Die erste Auflage war als "Allgemeines Gesetzbuch für die Preußischen Staaten" 1791 - 1792 erschienen, wurde aber noch vor Inkrafttreten vom König suspendiert und nach entsprechenden Umarbeitungen im Jahr 1794 unter dem neuen Titel "Allgemeines Landrecht ..." herausgegeben. Der meist fehlende Registerband aus der eingezogenen Ausgabe von 1791 - 1792 ist diesem Exemplar beigegeben. Teil 1 bei Nauck verlegt, Register in 1. Auflage von 1792 mit Druckfehlerverzeichnis. Kollation: Teil 1: Frontispiz, 40 (einschl. Titel), 1064 S.; Teil 2/I (Band 2): Titel, 695, (1 weiße) S.; Teil 2/II (Band 3): (3) S., S. 700-1400, Register. 428 (einschl. Titel), (4) Seiten Die Rückenschilder sind teils abgeblättert, Rücken von Band 1 oben 2 cm. fachmännisch ergänzt und restauriert. -

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      London. 1794.. xxiv,520pp. plus eight plates (one folding) including portrait, plus folding map, [6]pp. index, and leaf of binding directions. Modern three- quarter calf and marbled boards, leather label. Tear in leaf F8 (pp.77-78) repaired, affecting a few letters of text but not the overall readability. Scattered light foxing. About very good. Styled the "Second Edition in London" on the titlepage. A classic account 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]." CLARK I:197. HOWES B223, "aa." PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 305. SERVIES 696. SABIN 3870. VAIL 852. FIELD 94.

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        Map of the Empire of Germany, Including all the States Comprehended under that Name: with the Kingdom of Prussia, &c

      London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. unbound. very good. Thomas Kitchin. Map (in two sheets). Engraving with original hand outline. Each sheet measures 20.25" x 47.25", together they measure measures 41.25" x 47.25". Stunning large scale map of the German Empire, in high detail. Beautifully animated cartouche with three figures and a large bird with outstretched wings. At the bottom of the top sheet and the top of the bottom sheet is written the areas shown: The circles of Lower Rhine, Franconia, Swabia and Bavaria, with the southern parts of the circles of Upper Rhine and Saxony, the western parts of Bohemia and of the circle of Austria, Switzerland and part of Italy, France and the Netherlands -- Eastern parts of Bohemia and of the Circle of Austria, with Moravia, and the southern parts of Silesia; part of Poland, Hungary, Sclavonia, Croatia, and Istria. Minor wear and some chipping along edges. A slight stain in the center of the top sheet.

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      Baltimore. June 19, 1794.. [1]p., docketed on verso. Single quarto sheet. Old fold lines. Light wear and soiling, two older tape repairs on verso. Good plus. Letter written by James Monroe to New Hampshire Senator John Langdon, immediately before Monroe's departure to take up his position as U.S. Minster to France. Monroe resigned his Virginia seat in the Senate to accept the diplomatic position to France. In this letter, he writes to Langdon asking to remain informed about affairs in the Senate. "Dear sir, I cannot take my departure without dropping you a line to request that you will occasionally write & give me such information as you know I expect to possess, where I am going. I sail in a few hours upon a mission which was little thought of when you left Philadelphia. Present our best respects to Mrs. Langdon & yr. daughter & be assured of the esteem & regard with I am sincerely yours, Jas. Monroe." John Langdon (1741-1819) was a New Hampshire merchant and politician who was one of New Hampshire's first senators, served as president pro tempore of the Senate, and later held the office of the governor of the state. Though he started out as a Federalist, Langdon switched his views and allegiances to the Jeffersonian Republicans around 1794. He and Monroe served in the Senate together before Monroe left to begin his diplomatic career across the Atlantic, and the two men were close enough that Monroe herein asks Langdon to keep him apprised of political doings back home. Further evidence of their continued friendship is indicated by President Monroe's visit to Langdon while he was in New Hampshire in 1817. James Monroe (1758-1831) was serving as a Senator from Virginia when he was appointed U.S. Minister to France, where he served from 1794 to 1796. Monroe was, in the end, considered too friendly to the French cause and replaced by Charles Cotesworth Pinckney. He was subsequently twice governor of Virginia, Minister to Britain, Secretary of War, and Secretary of State before being elected to the office of the Presidency in 1817.

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        POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON. With A Life of the Author, by William Hayley

      London: By W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Printing Office for John and Josiah Boydell, and George Nicol, 1794-1797. 3 volumes. First edition of this Boydell issue, the first edition with the plates by Richard Westall, and a magnificent presentation copy, given by Lord Lansdowne, the first Marquis of Landsdowne to the French diplomat, M. Chauvet, who for many years resided at Kensington in London. An especially large copy. With 32 fine large plates, being the 28 plates by Richard Westall and 4 portraits of John Milton. Folio (41 x 30 cm), very finely bound in exceptional full contemporary bindings of crushed red morocco, French in style with fine gilt rolled borders within gilt ruled frames on all covers, each frame with corners formed with central gilt circular devices, the spines with flat gilt ruled bands creating compartments decorated with small gilt central star burst tools, one compartment lettered in gilt, a second with gilt volume numbers and additional gilt lettering at the bottom of the spines, gilt tooled edges to the covers and gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. cxxxiii, 213; 286; 300, [4] pp. A most beautiful and exceptional set. A REGAL SET OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THE GREAT ENGLISH POET AND WRITER TO INCLUDE THE FAMOUS ENGRAVINGS FROM RICHARD WESTALL. The Boydells would use Westall to illustrate their two greatest printing efforts, the two greatest masters of the English language, John Milton and William Shakespeare. Though Westall’s illustrations would be used again in a number of later editions and printings, this is by far the largest, finest and most impressive of any of the presentations. The Boydell text is equally fitting to these magnificent plates, impressively laid out and making use of the fonts of William Martin. In the years that would follow, Westall would become quite famous, for these illustrations to Milton and for his portrait of Princess Victoria. He would serve as Princess Victoria’s drawing master until the time of his death in 1836. The very fine bindings are quite fitting and elegant. The volumes are beautifully fitting to the presentation inscribed in this copy and were a gift from Lord Lansdowne, William Petty, the first Marquis of Landsdowne and Prime Minister from 1782-1783, to his close friend M. Chauvet, the French diplomat who resided for many years at Kensington. The inscription is dated 1802 and correlates with Chauvet’s being recalled to France due to the growing hostilities between France and England after the Treaty of Amiens. In PARADISE LOST, PARADISE REGAINED and SAMSON AGONISTES Milton revived the heroic verse of Homer and Virgil to frame the tale of Satan and Paradise that has become the best-known epic poem written in English. He had difficulty in finding a publisher because of the plague of 1665, which killed many pressmen, and the Great Fire of the following year, which destroyed many printing houses—and those publishers who were still operating were wary of the project because of Milton's anti-Restoration sympathies. Simmons, to whom he finally came, drove a hard bargain, and according to the agreement reached and the number of copies sold, Milton was paid a total of £15. Milton’s work survives and is revered to this day as amongst the most significant poetry and prose ever penned and additionally important, at a defining moment in the development of the English language. A truly towering figure, Milton remains one of the most celebrated and analyzed poets in English literature. Dryden described ‘Paradise Lost’ as ‘one of the greatest, most noble and sublime poems which either this age or nation has produced,’ while Blake, keying in on the poem’s heretical implications, described Milton as ‘a true Poet, and of the Devil’s party without knowing it.’ This thorough collection includes not only ‘Paradise Lost’ and the other major works, including ‘Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes, and Comus’, but the sonnets, psalms, translations, and his work in Latin. As well, there is a fine Memoir of Milton and history of his literary work. PARADISE LOST has remained one of the greatest classics of modern English vernacular, indeed some say, that it constitutes the beginning of modern English poetry and literature.

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        A Residence in France

      793, 1794, and 1795, 1797 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce early edition of A residence in France. Bound in calf. Rebacked. Two volumes. Scarce. John Richards Green pseudonym John Gifford (1758-1818) was a Tory pamphleteer. He abandoned his paternal name of John Richards Green, and assumed that of Gifford to deceive his creditors. He published a number of historical and political works. He helped found The Anti-Jacobin Review and Magazine after the demise of William Gifford's The Anti-Jacobin. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is mild wear to the extremities, including bumping to the corners with some loss to the leather. Internally the pages are bright and generally clean with some intermittent mild spotting. The inner hinges have been professionally repaired as well as a closed tear on the front pastedown. Overall the condition is very good..

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      - según que se empiezan, continúan, y acaban en los Tribunales Relaes. MAdrid, Ofic. de D. Benito CAno, 1794, 21x31, 2 tomos: XII-574 y 616 págs. 2 viñetas grabadas. Encuadernados en plena piel de época con doble tejuelo. (52194).

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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. An early issue of the earliest American chart of the North Carolina coast. Wheat and Brun, and others, speculate that the original version of this map was separately published in 1761, citing an advertisement in the September 14, 1761 Boston Gazette: "The Navigation on the Coast of North and South Carolina being very dangerous on account of the many Bars, Shoals, Sandbanks, Rocks, etc. The late Daniel Dunbibin, Esq. of North Carolina, has, at very great Expence and Labour, draughted the Sea Coast of both the Provinces in a large whole Sheet Chart of 33 inches by 23; together with all the Rivers, Bays, Inlets, Islands, Brooks, Bars, Shoals, Rocks, Soundings, Currents, &c. with necessary Directions to render the Navigation both easy and safe, and are much esteemed by the most expert Pilots..." No copy of this 1761 map is known to exist. It is believed, however, that John Norman re-used the original printing plate for this map, or closely copied a surviving example, when he published the first edition of his The American Pilot in 1791. This example of Norman's chart of the North Carolina coastline is present here in its third state (i.e., preceded by the 1761 first issue, and second issue copies from the 1791 and 1792 editions of Norman's pilot). This state can be discerned by the addition of "New Inlet" just north of Cape Fear. Additional issues were published through 1803. The American Revolution brought to an end Britain's leading role in the mapping of America. The task now fell to the American publishing industry, still in its infancy, but with first-hand access to the new surveys that were documenting the rapid growth of the nation. In particular, there was a need for nautical charts for use by the expanding New England commercial fleets. The first American marine atlas, Mathew Clark's A Complete Set of Charts of the Coast of America, was published in Boston in 1790. Two of Clark's charts had been engraved by John Norman, who was inspired to launch his own enterprise. In January 1790, Norman published a notice in the Boston Gazette stating he was currently engraving charts of all the coast of America on a large scale. These were assembled and published as The American Pilot, Boston, 1791. Norman's Pilot, the second American marine atlas, indeed the second American atlas of any kind, marked an advance over the earlier work of Mathew Clark. New editions of the Pilot appeared in 1792 and 1794, and after John Norman's death, his son, William, brought out editions in 1794, 1798, 1801, and 1803. Despite the seemingly large number of editions, The American Pilot is one of the rarest of all American atlases, and one of the very few published during the eighteenth century. Wheat and Brun (pps. 198-199) locate just ten complete copies for the first five editions: 1791 (Huntington, Harvard); 1792 (LC, Clements); 1794(1) (LC, JCB, Boston Public); 1794(2) (Yale); 1798 (LC, Boston Public). Provenance: de- accessioned by the Museum of the City of New York. Wheat & Brun Maps & Charts Published in America before 1800 580 (third state); Phillips, p. 872 (1798 edition); Printed Maps of the Carolinas 24; cf. Wroth, Some Contributions to Navigation, pp. 32-33.

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        A General History of the World, from the Creation to the Present Time. Including All the Empires, Kingdoms, and States; their Revolution, Forms of Government, Laws, Religions, Customs and Manners; the Progress of their Learning, Arts, Sciences, Commerce

      London: J. Newbery, 1794. 13 volumes , complete set (vols. 1-9 & index published in 1764 & volumes 10-12 published in 1779, designated "New Edition"), vol. 1 lacks title page, four folding maps, octavo, old leather, mostly covers detached or lost, else textually good, ; working set!. Photos available upon request.

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        ... Views in the Mysore Country

      [London: "published ... for Capt. Allen", 1 June 1794]. Oblong folio. (18 1/4 x 25 1/4 inches). Engraved title/dedication to Charles Marquis Cornwallis K.G., Governor General of Bengal, 12pp. descriptive letterpress text at end. 20 uncoloured aquatint plates by J. Wells after Allan, mounted on guards throughout, edges uncut. Expertly bound to style in half eighteenth-century russia over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spine in eight compartments divided by gilt fillets and roll tools, red morocco label in the second compartment, the other compartments with repeat decoration in gilt. A complete copy of one of the rarest of all India view books. Allan served in the Madras Infantry from 1780 and took part in the third Mysore war. The present work resulted from images drawn by Allan at the conclusion of the campaign. As a military topographer, his overriding goal would have been to accurately portray what he saw: in the present beautiful and rare series he presents to a British public who were fascinated by the dealings surrounding Tipu Sultan. Allan went on to actively serve in the fourth Mysore War, as Deputy Quartermaster General. He spoke Persian fluently and was therefore appointed to carry the flag of truce into the Palace after the fall of Seringapatam and negotiate with Tipu. Subsequently, Allan was with Baird when Tipu's body was found. Allan resigned from the Army in 1804, and from 1814 was a Director of the East India Company. The rarity of this work can be judged from the fact that only one other complete copy is listed as having sold at auction in the past thirty five years. The only other records are for two partial copies: one with plates but no text, and a second with only 12 plates. Abbey Travel II, 418; Archer p.73; H. de Almeida & G.H. Gilpin Indian Renaissance pp.176-178; Prideaux p.326; P. Rohtagi and G. Parlett Indian Life and Landscape by Western Artists p.79.

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        [Untitled] London - Oxford Street - West End

      London, 1794-95. Mount size: 735 × 1170 mm. Copperplate engraving with later hand colour. Fine condition. 2 sheets conjoined. Towards the end the of the eighteenth century London was undergoing a period of rapid growth and expansion, and developers and gentleman landowners had an urgent need for an up to date, detailed and accurate large scale plan of London. The last real attempt to do so was John Roque's wonderful plan in 1740 - a new large plan was clearly needed. John Horwood saw the need for such a plan, and began planning his map in the early 1790's. By the end of the decade he had acquired enough money, via subscription, to commence his survey, but not enough to complete it. He secured a loan to complete the survey from the Phoenix Fire Office, on the clear understanding that a precondition of the loan was to dedicate the map to them. What makes Horwood's plan so special is that every property is shown individually. This plan covers 'The West End'; Oxford Street, Grosvenor Square, Bond Street, Edgware Road, Hannover Square, Berkley Square, Jermyn Street &c.

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        No. 6 - Buffalo Hunt, Chase

      George Catlin (1794-1872)Illustrated plate from North American Indian PortfolioLondon: 1844-48Hand-colored lithograph16.5? x 22.5? paper size22.5? x 27.5? framedIn 1827, George Catlin, an illustrator from Philadelphia, became the first artist to attempt the perilous journey up the Missouri River, and the first to create visual records of his experiences traveling among the Plains Indians of North America. Catlin embarked upon his journey in the Spring of 1832, traveling from St. Louis up the Missouri on the steamboat Yellowstone to Fort Union, at the intersection of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers. It was a path that Karl Bodmer was also to follow just a year later, leading along a series of trading posts that served as a conduit for the furs and pelts brought down from the Rocky Mountains and channeled east. Catlin?s motivation was entirely unselfish and idealistic, and he labored unceasingly to persuade his contemporaries that Native American culture should be honored and preserved. The artist himself best expressed his goal in the preface to the first edition of his North American Indian Portfolio: ?The history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian.?Catlin?s project filled a great need. After Lewis & Clark?s celebrated expedition up the Missouri River into the Pacific Northwest, Europeans read avidly of the sights and experiences of the voyage. They traced the route followed by the explorers, using the map that accompanied the wildly popular printed volumes on the journey. But a crucial aspect was missing from the accounts of the expedition of Lewis and Clark. Without pictorial documentation, Europeans (and Americans) were unable to visualize the all-but-unbelievable journey. This lack meant that the people, landscape, and customs of the vast American frontier remained abstract ideas -- and much less vividly imaginable -- to anyone who had not personally experienced the voyage.When Catlin first issued his volume in 1844, his animated, colorful, sympathetic views of Native Americans finally filled the void of imagery. Suddenly, Europeans and Americans were able to visualize the people and customs of whom they had read so extensively, and to gain a level of respect for the Native Americans, so often feared, misunderstood or misrepresented. Catlin?s work endeavors to tell the story of the Plains Indians in a logical, graphic way that is not evident in the works of artists and publishers who followed in his footsteps, most notably Bodmer and McKenney & Hall. Catlin introduces the viewer to three important tribes from different geographical areas (Pawnee, Osage, and Iroquois) in the first image; the second illustration presents the buffalo, the animal on which the Plains Indians depended for survival. Next, Catlin depicts the wild horses on the Plains, the manner in which the Indians broke them, and finally how the Indians used the horses to pursue the buffalo.The two main methods of killing the buffalo, with a lance and with a bow, are demonstrated in the subsequent print. The danger of the buffalo hunt follows, including an illustration of the Mandan buffalo dance. The effort to tell a story about the culture of the Plains Indians continues throughout the North American Indian Portfolio, in which Catlin sought to present Indian culture and activities from the Indian standpoint.

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        POEMS AND PLAYS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, In Sixteen Volumes. Collated Verbatim with the Most Authentick Copies and revised; with the Corrections and Illustrations of Various Commentators; To Which are Added, An Essay on the Chronological Order of His Plays; An Essay Relative to Shakespeare and Jonson; A Dissertation on the Three Parts of King Henry VI. An Historical Account of the English Stage, and Notes by Edmund Malone. [With a Life of the Author, and A Selection of Notes, Critical, Historical, Explanatory, and Glossarial; Selected From the Editions of Rowe, Pope, Johnson, and Steevens, Malone and other Eminent Commentators: To Which are Added, The Prefaces of Rowe, Pope, and Johnson, With Engraved Portraits and Superior Illustrations, Engraved on Steel, By C. Heath, C. Rolls, F. Bacon, &c, From Designs by Smirke, Westall, Corbould, Stephanoff, and Weight.]

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

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        Goodenia Ramosifsima

      London,, 1794.. Handcoloured engraving, 235 x147mm, framed. A charming hand coloured engraving from the first illustrated book on Australian flowers - John Edward Smith's A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland., This flower, commonly known as 'Branching blue Goodenia' was named after Smith's close friend Reverend Samuel Goodenough, the bishop of Carlisle whose primary intellectual interest outside the church was botany. Goodenough was an influential member of the Linnaean Society and was Vice President to John Edward Smith.The Goodenia is an herbaceous plant, two or three feet high many branches with a straggling appearance, both leaves and branches are rough with short stiff hairs and it flowers just the once in October.The Specimen of the Botany of New Holland contains the first illustrations of a number of Australian species. According to a note in the preface the drawings on which the fine hand-coloured plates were based were done in the colony by John White, the Surgeon-General and a keen amateur natural history artist and collector. The illustrations were prepared not only from drawings supplied from Sydney but also from the "most copious and finely preserved collection of dried specimens..." that came with them from New South Wales.James Edward Smith was one of the leading naturalists in England and the author of several outstanding botanical books. Sir Joseph Banks was a close colleague of Smith, and James Sowerby (1740 1803), the artist of this superb plate, was one of the foremost botanical artists, who exhibited frequently at the Royal Academy. The collaboration between these great naturalists ensured that Australia's first illustrated flower book was among the finest of the period.

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        The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies: In Two Volumes

      London: John Stockdale, Piccadilly, 1794. Leather Bound. Very Good. London: John Stockdale, Picadilly. 2 volumes: ill., maps (some folded), [17] leaves of plates ; 28 cm. (4to) Quarter bound in contemporary dark brown leather. Corners bound. 6 compartments. Gilt lettering and compartment borders. Marbled boards. Tight binding and solid boards. Moderate shelf wear. Scuffing to spine ends. Bumping to corners. Rubbing to boards. Clean, unmarked pages. Text block is good. Illustrations are crisp and bright. Slight cracking where endpapers meet. Minor discoloration to preliminary pages. Folding and darkening to first map in Volume I. Minor tears to extremities. Map adjacent to page 123 has minor staining around corners.<br><br>Bryan Edwards was a renown English politician and historian, and a strong supporter of the slave trade. Originally published in 1793, the first two volumes of a later 3 volume collection were History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies. This reprint was released one year later. In 1797, a companion volume, Historical Survey of the French Colony in the Island of St. Domingo was released. In the 1794 edition, both titles were consolidated into a three volume collection. They provide a comprehensive account of the colonial histories of several islands, including source documents, detailed maps, letters and ledgers. This has been translated into German and, in part, into French and Spanish. A fifth edition was issued in 1819. This rare 2 volume collection is complete, in tact, and well-preserved. Please feel free to view our pictures of this lovely set.

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        Description de L&#39;Art de Fabriquer les Canons

      Comité de Salut Public, Paris, 1794. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Vellum). Very Good Condition. Later half vellum over decorative paper boards. 4 tables and 60 plates, mostly folding. Some browning and discoloration to the plate margins where they protrude from the book, scattered creasing to plates, but otherwise bright and unmarked. Monge, the inventor of descriptive geometry turns his attention to the defense of post-revolutionary France. A proponent of the revolution, Monge was Minister of the Marine from 1792 to 1793 and then, after appeals from the Committee for Public Safety, wrote this treatise on cannon making. [4], viii, 231pp. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Military & Warfare; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042311. .

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        Geschichte von Port Jackson in NeuHolland von 1788 bis 1792, Nebst einer Beschreibung der Insel Norfolk

      ?The earliest authentic account of the settlement a Port Jackson? (Streeter). 1794. Hamburg. Hoffmann. In 8vo (202 mm x 120 mm). 1 ff. + vi + 244 + folding map. Contemporary half German calf over boards, raised bands to spine tooled in gilt, lettering label perished, rubbed and scuffed. Title with a contemporary inscription, two later library stamps, foxing and browning; overall a good copy with wide margins and generally very clean. First edition in German. ?Regarded by the best authorities as the most accurate, orderly, vivacious and valuable description of life in the colony in its first years? (Hill). Tench (1758 ? 1833) sailed on may 1787 towards Botany Bay, making port there in 1788; shortly thereafter, he was transferred to Port Jackson where he deployed his exploring curiosity discovering the local flora and natural resources, as well as the locals of the region. Hill?s note, made for the first edition published a few years earlier, clearly states the importance of Tench?s work for the newly founded Port Jackson. The folding map ?Charte von Port Jackson? was not included in the first edition, and is one of the earliest available on Port Jackson. Cox II, 317. Ferguson, 198.

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      [Philadelphia: Childs and Swaine, 1794].. Folio broadside. Stitch holes in left margin. Slight age toning at edges, a few slight instances of dampstaining. A very good copy. A rare official printing of an act from the first session of the Third Congress approving payment by the President of the United States of $200,000 of the "proceeds of foreign payment of the second installment due to the bank of the United States, upon a loan of the said bank." Signed in print by Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Ralph Izard, President of the Senate, pro tempore, the act was approved by President Washington on June 4, 1794. A rare Federal-era printed act. NAIP records four locations, at LC, Rhode Island Historical Society, AAS, and JCB. EVANS 27861. NAIP w028069.

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      - COMPOSTA POR ANTONIO JACINTHO DE ARAUJO, Professor d&#146;escripta, e Arithmetica, Correspondente da Academia Imperial das Sciencias em St. Petersbourgo. LISBOA OFFICINA DE ANTONIO GOMES. M. DCC. XC. IV. (1794) De 30x42 cm. Com 25 páginas de texto numeradas e ilustrado com 25 gravuras caligráficas desenhadas pelo autor e abertas a buril por Lucius, sendo que uma delas é uma magnífica alegórica representando a cidade de Lisboa exercendo o seu domínio sobre a arte, a ciência e a família real portuguesa, assinada Hieronym. Barr. inv. Lucius sc. Olisip. 1783. Encadernação da época inteira pele. Exemplar com leves manchas de tinta próprias do uso escolar e duas pequenas falhas de papel marginais sem afectar a mancha tipografica. Obra monumental da tipografia portuguesa reconhecida internacionalmente e que vem na linha da Nova Escola, publicada no reinado de D. João V por Andrade de Figueiredo. Ambas com influencia capital no estilo caligráfico e tipográfico português. Xavier da Costa, Bibliografia Artistica Portuguesa, 124.'Obra no seu genero muito curiosa e correspondentemente estimada. A 1.ª das 25 gravuras que ela ostenta (Hirony. Barr. inv. olisip. (1783) constitui um lindo ante-rosto alegorico, e as outras (ar. in 1783 (a 1790) Lucius sc. representam diversos espécimens de caligrafia e ornatos habimente desenhados à pena. Rara. Belo exemplar.' Inocêncio I, 157. "ANTONIO JACINTHO DE ARAUJO, professor d'escripta e arithmetica em Lisboa, e membro correspondente da academia imperial de S. Petersburgo. m. em 1797. Tinha reunido e coordenado um curioso gabinete de productos de historia natural, que por seu falecimento foi comprado aos herdeiros, e mandado incorporar no Museu Real, então estabelecido no paço da Ajuda. Tractando [da nova arte de escrever] o insigne professor de calligraphia Joaquim José Ventura da Silva, finado ainda não ha muitos annos, diz o seguinte: «esta arte foi impropriamente intitulada por seu auctor arte de escripta ingleza; porque o caracter de letra que elle apresenta nos seus originaes nunca foi inglez, nem ao menos com elle se parece, nem com qualquer outro caracter definitivo de letra, como se vê da confrontação dos mesmos originaes com os que eu trago na minha arte, ou com outros abertos em Inglaterra. Haja vista sobre tudo ás desusadas letras maisculas das estampas 10, 12, e 13. do que se infere ser a sua letra de curiosidade inventativa, e não imitativa etc." [EN] NOVA ARTE or "NEW ART OF WRITING". In folio (oblong) 30x42 cm. Binding in contemporary full calf. Copy with light ink stains, due to use at school, and two small marginal dents. Illustrated with 25 numbered pages of text and with 25 engravings of calligraphy drawings by the author; one of which is an allegory representing the city of Lisbon exercising his dominion over the art, the science and the Portuguese Royal Family; signed "Hieronymi. Barr. inv. Lucius sc. Olisipo. 1783". Monumental work of Portuguese typography internationally recognized and known as New School (Nova Escola) of Writing. This school, or style, started with the works published by Andrade de Figueiredo during the period of King John V reign, as a major influence in the Portuguese calligraphic style. Xavier Costa, Bibliografia Artistica Portuguesa, 124, says: "The 25 prints that it carries represent several specimens of calligraphy and ornamentation cleverly designed. Rare." Inocêncio I, 157. ' Antonio Jacintho de Araujo died in 1797. The distinguished teacher of calligraphy Joaquim José Ventura da Silva, says [about the New Art of Writing]: «This art was improperly titled by its author the art of English writing, because the character of this hand written letter has never been in English in its original, as seen from the comparison of the same documents that I bring with my art»". Location/localizacao: raros

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        The Mysteries of Udolpho

      London: G. G. and J. Robinson, 1794. Hardcover. Very good. The second edition. Four volumes. 12mo. Contemporary full marbled calf. Nicely rebacked at a early date with the original spies laid-on. A very good set with light wear to the joints, spine tips and corners. Contemporary ownership name of M. Harris Rosenarne on each title page; Early ownership name of B. S., Hack on each front free endpaper. And with the woodcut bookplates of Glanville Wynkoop Smith on the front pastedown of each volume.

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        Il Morgante Maggiore

      Venezia - Nella Stamperia Palese, 1794 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarceset comprising ofPulci&#39;s 28 cantaripoem in ottava rima, who&#39;s subjectis loosely derived from the Carolingian epic tradition. Written in comic and parodistic episodes, focusing on religion and myth, Pulci originallycreated his seriesto be sung by storytellers in Florence&#39;s piazzas. It was laterread at the Medicis&#39; court, where the public appreciated theflamboyant characters. Popular Florentine humour, bourgeois way of thinking and living, and free imagination are expressed in a language based upon the Florentine dialect and extends from criminal argot to literary or scientific Latin. Each volumefeatures an illustrated title page. Complete in four volumes. Condition: In original paper vellum bindings with gilt decorative spines. Externally,smart with somerubbingto extremitiesand marks to boards. Internally, firmly bound with bright pages. Scattered foxing to first and last pages of each volume. Volume three has some offsetting to rear endpaper. Copperplate ink signature to front endpaper of allvolumes. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Trial of William Skirving

      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. 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.'.Ferguson, 197.

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        Lectures on Natural and Experimental Philosophy, considered in it&#39;s present State of Improvement. Describing in a familiar and easy manner, the principal Phenomena of Nature

      Engraved frontis. & 39 folding engraved plates. xlviii, 548 pp.; vii, 561 pp., 1 leaf; vii, 579 pp.; viii, 576 pp.; 43, [1] pp. Five vols. 8vo, cont. polished calf (lower cover of Vol. II with a small gouge), flat spines gilt, blue leather lettering pieces on spines. London: sold by the Author, 1794. First edition and an absolutely lovely set in fine and fresh condition; complete sets in matching bindings are decidedly uncommon. Adams (1750-95), mathematical instrument maker to George III, continued the famous business of manufacturing scientific instruments which his father established. Between 1785 and 1792 he supplied numerous instruments to Martinus van Marum for Teyler&#39;s Foundation at Haarlem in the Netherlands, most of which survive, and other continental institutions including the University of Coimbra, in Portugal. This is the author&#39;s largest work and contains long sections on heat, air pressure, optics, electricity and magnetism, mechanics, and celestial mechanics. The attractive plates depict instruments and experiments. Engraved armorial bookplate of Benjamin Haworth in each volume. &#10087; Poggendorff, I, 10. .

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      [Philadelphia. 1794].. Broadside, 13 1/4 x 8 inches. Very minor foxing and tanning. Near fine. The official printing of a Congressional resolution relating to international commerce and the first American embargo during the war between France and Great Britain. Both nations maintained they had the right to seize neutral vessels carrying to either party, making American ships subject to attacks by both. In March 1794, responding to the 1793 British Orders in Council authorizing this and the French closure of the Bordeaux ports, President Washington asked Congress to pass a one-month embargo on all foreign shipping, which was extended in April. In order not to interfere with the East India trade, both Randolph and Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton recommended that the President be authorized to grant specific passports as exceptions. The present resolution authorizes the President to grant clearances for currently loaded American ships to sail with their goods, provided they only unload cargo beyond the Cape of Good Hope. "Approved - May the seventh 1794," and signed in print by Speaker of the House Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, Vice President John Adams, and President George Washington. This issue is a variant of Evans 27882, having the printed lines "Deposited among the Rolls in the Office of the Secretary of State" and "Secretary of State" and signed in manuscript by the second Secretary of State Edmund Randolph. OCLC locates one copy of this issue, at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Scarce in either format, and particularly rare with the signature of the Secretary of State. Edmund Randolph became the second Secretary of State on Jan. 2, 1794, succeeding Thomas Jefferson, who resigned at the end of 1793. He continued the practice begun in the First Congress of the Secretary of State signing a small number of "official" copies of Congressional acts for distribution to the States and important government officials. After the Third Congress, official acts were no longer signed in manuscript by the Secretary of State. EVANS 27882 (ref). NAIP w010532 (ref). OCLC 316509623.

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        Wallis&#146;s Tour Through England and Wales, A New Geographical Pastime

      London: John Wallis, 1794 (but 1802). . Map dimensions 45 x 50.5 cm, overall dimensions 51.5 x 67.5 cm. Folding game, the main panel consisting of a map of England and Wales divided into counties with bright original hand colour, the rules of the game printed in columns to the left and right margins, divided into 16 sections and mounted on linen, original drab card slipcase with the publisher&#146;s pictorial title label. Some soiling and wear to the case, which is cleanly split along the lower spine but is generally sound, some minor creasing to the paper at the section edges of the game, save for a few light spots, a very good example. Whitehouse, p.9. Dated 1794 in the cartouche and with the later date appearing on the slipcase.

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        Map of the State of Kentucky; with the Adjoining Territories

      London: H.D. Symonds, 1794. unbound. very good. Map. Uncolored copper plate engraving. Image measures 14 7/8" x 17 5/8". Beautiful early map of Kentucky including parts of Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee (South Western Territory), Indiana and Ohio (North Western Territory). Includes Lexington, Louisville, Knoxville and Nashville. Shows geographical and topographical features, forts, towns and major routes. Published in William Winterbotham&#39;s "An historical, geographical, commercial and philosophical view of the American United States", which was among the first atlases to recognize the United States after the end of the American Revolutionary War. Moderate offsetting, otherwise in very good condition.

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      [Philadelphia: Childs and Swaine, 1794].. 7pp. Original blue-grey wrappers, stitched as issued. Lightly soiled. Very good, untrimmed. In a half morocco box. This copy bears the ownership signature on the front wrapper of Stephen Row Bradley. Bradley (1754-1830) graduated from Yale and served in the Continental Army and in a variety of judicial and political posts in Vermont before becoming the first United States Senator from that state, in 1791. He served in that position until 1795, and again in the U.S. Senate from 1801 to 1813, as a Democratic Republican. A very rare report and a remarkably frank and candid assessment from Secretary of War Henry Knox regarding conflicts with Indians on the frontier, especially in Ohio Territory and Georgia. With a candor that no modern Defense Secretary could approach, Knox lays much of the blame for conflicts with frontier tribes at the feet of unruly, grasping Americans: "The desires of too many frontier White people to seize by force or fraud upon the neighbouring Indian lands has been, and still continues to be, an unceasing cause of jealousy and hatred on the part of the Indians, and it would appear upon a calm investigation that until the Indians can be quieted upon this point and rely with confidence upon the protection of their lands by the United States, no well grounded hope of tranquility can be entertained. The encroachment of White people is incessantly watched, and in unguarded moments, they are murdered by the Indians. Revenge is sought and the innocent frontier people are too frequently involved as victims in the cruel contest. This appears to be a principal cause of Indian Wars...It seems that our own experience would demonstrate the propriety of endeavouring to preserve a pacific conduct in preference to a hostile one with the Indian tribes. The United States can get nothing by an Indian war, but they risque men, money and reputation. As we are more powerful and more enlightened than they are, there is a responsibility of national character, that we should treat them with kindness and even liberality. It is a melancholy reflection that our modes of population have been more destructive to the Indian natives than the conduct of the Conquerors of Mexico and Peru. The evidence of this is the utter extirpation of nearly all the Indians in most populous parts of the Union." Knox does not directly blame the United States government for the past treatment of the Indians or for the conduct of settlers on the frontier, but he encourages the President to continue the practice of making treaties with the tribes, and also recommends the construction of more forts on the frontier, especially along the boundaries with Indian tribes. Knox also encourages the tribes to be proactive in handing over members responsible for the killing of whites, in order to dampen reprisals from settlers. Washington, in transmitting the report, observes: "I feel confidence that Congress will devise such constitutional and efficient measures as shall be adequate to the great objects of preserving our treaties with the Indian tribes, and of affording an adequate protection to our frontiers." NAIP locates only three copies, at the Library of Congress, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Boston Athenaeum. A fascinating review of American Indian policy in the early days of the Republic. Rare, and with a significant provenance, from a Democratic-Republican Senator from Vermont. EVANS 29776. NAIP w027116.

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        Beiträge zur Entwicklungsgeschichte des Hühnchens im Eye

      Folio (25 x 35,5 cm). Zeitgenössisches Halbleinen mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Rückenvergoldung und türkischen Marmorpapier-Deckelbezügen. Titel mit kleinem alten Stempel, etwas stockfleckig, sprenkel- und fingerfleckig, kaum gebräunt, insgesamt sehr schönes Exemplar. IV, 42 S., 1 Bl. Mit 10 Kupfertafeln und einer eingebundenen Suite von 10 weiteren, zusätzlichen Kupfertafeln. Nissen 3078. Eales II, 267,2. &#150; Erste und einzige Ausgabe des ovologischen Hauptwerks des baltendeutsche Zoologen, Paläontologen und Embryologen Christian Heinrich von Pander (1794-1865), der das Keimblattmodell als Basis der Embryonenforschung entwickelt hatte und damit weltweit berühmt geworden war: so teilte er die Embryogenese in drei Entwicklungsstufen als Ekto-, Meso- und Entoderm (Blatt, Gefäßblatt und Schleimblatt). Dazu hatte er über 2.000 Hühnereier gleichzeitig in einem Kasten brüten lassen und die Ergebnisse Stufe für Stufe von seinem Kollegen und Freunde, dem Anatom, Kupferstecher und Archäologen Eduard Joseph d&#39;Alton (1772-1840) in Skizzen und dann in präzisen Kupfertafeln festhalten lassen. Von diesen Tafeln sind der Publikation stets 10 Tafeln beigegeben. Im vorliegenden Exemplar sind jeder Tafeln noch je eine weitere auf dünnerem und kleinerem Walzpapier mit ergänzenden Darstellungen aus der Werkstatt d&#39;Altons vorgebunden, die die Arbeit von Pander mit der schrittweisen Embryonalentwicklung noch eindrücklicher und detaillierter darstellen.

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        La Conversion de la Madalena

      Valencia: Salvador Fauli, 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. Period tree calf, leather spine label lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers. From the library of Fr. 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. Old newspaper clipping concerning the unveiling of a portrait of General Vallejo is laid in. 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. Between Good and Very Good. An extremely scarce volume, even without the dual association status. Jeff Harvey L 27

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      [Philadelphia. 1794]?. [9]-66pp. Dbd. Fine. An early and interesting address by Benjamin Rush, one of the most important and influential scientists of his day. Rush reviews the social and family customs of the American Indian, and then moves on to consider their susceptibility to disease (both domestic and those imported by Europeans), and the means they use for combating disease. He considers the various Indian remedies and cures, and attempts to separate those which may be actually useful from those supported mainly by superstition. Many of Rush&#39;s facts are derived from Charlevoix, Lahontan, and the work of Edward Hand, surgeon to the 18th Regiment at Fort Pitt. This oration was originally published in Philadelphia in 1774, shortly after Rush delivered the essay to the American Philosophical Society on Feb. 4, 1774. It was reprinted in London in 1786, and also in the two editions of Rush&#39;s complete works, published in Philadelphia in 1789 and 1794- 98, respectively. The present copy does not appear to be an excerpt from any of those other printings, based on a comparison with the pagination and typography of those other editions. It most closely resembles, with a few significant differences, Rush&#39;s oration as it appears in the 1794-98 edition of his collected works, and very well may have been an offprint produced at the time of the printing of that larger work. We can find no bibliographic record of this particular printing. Needless to say, it is scarce in this format. 1774 edition: NAIP w006693. EVANS 13592. AUSTIN 1678. GUERRA A558. SABIN 74237.

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      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&#39;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.

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        Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards & The Bardic Museum (2 Vols)

      London: Author, 1794 Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards & The Bardic Museum of Primitive British Literature; and Other Admirable Rarities (2 Volumes in total). Both volumes in quarter brown leather, titles to spine in gilt, blind tooling, poetical relicks in lighter blue, and Museum in darker blue covers. Volume 1-Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards: Modern endpapers, 35.4*25 cm, waterstaining marks to verso of the Loutherbourg frontispiece, ink name of Richard Tickell to head of title page, (2), (8), 183 pp, (pages 124-183 are musical scores with some notes and some pencil notes to margins) frontis plate of The Bard Harpist on a rock above the stream, drawn by Loutherbourg with the figures engraved by Hall and the Landscape by Middiman, uncoloured some browning and staining to margin edges, a lovely plate of the three Welsh emblems by Edward Jones/Thornthwaite, has a long chapter on the Historical Account of the Welsh Bards, Welsh Pennillion, Poetical Blossoms Welsh Sonnets, a lovely plate of the three Welsh emblems by Edward Jones/Thornthwaite, A Dissertation on the Musical Instruments of the Welsh, A Dissertation on the Minstrels, etc. Volume 2, The Bardic Museum of Primitive British Literature. and other admirable Rarities; Forming the second volume of the Musical, Poetical, and Historical Relicks of the Welsh Bards and Druids, etc, 1802, 34*24cm, (xx), 112 pp, 112 pp, (pages 61-112 are musical scores and notes), Publishers address details changed in MSS from 3 Green St to Office of the Robes, handcoloured, tissue guarded, frontis by Ibbetson, etched by Rowlandon. Title continues: With English Translations and Historic Illustrations: likewise, The Ancient War-Tunes of the Bards: Viz etc.(ESTC T115800) (Libri Walliae 2862) COPAC & ODNB

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

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        Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards:

      122 Mount Street, near Berkeley Square, London: Edward Jones, 1794 In black half leather with marbled boards, corners and edges a little bumped and worn, boards lightly worn, previous owners name in gilt to black leather label to top center. Spine, has been relaid some time ago, gilt tooling and title. Internally, endpapers a little grubby, hinges strengthened, frontis of Harp player by Loutherbourg present, [4], 183 pp, 2 pls + 1 engraved dedication leaf, (pages 124-183 are engraved musical scores), includes the list of subscribers (ESTC T116322. Graesse 475. Lowndes 1225. Allibone 987) Title Continues: Preserved, by tradition and authentic manuscripts, from very remote antiquity; never before published to the Bardic tunes added Variations for the Harp, Harpsichord, Violin, or Flute: with a select collection of the Pennillion and Eglynion, or Epigrammatic Stanzas, Poetical Blossoms, and Pastoral Songs of Wales, with English Translations. Likewise, a general History of the Bards and Druids, from the earliest period to the present time: With an account of their music and Poetry. To which is prefixed, a copious dissertation on the Musical Instruments of the Aboriginal Britons.

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        Histoire philosophique et politique des etablissemens et du commerce des Europeens dans les deux Indes / par Guillaume-Thomas Raynal [19 books in 10 volumes]

      A Paris : Chez Berry, libraire, rue Nicaise, 3e annee de l&#39;ere republicaine [1794 or 1795], 1795. 1st Edition in this form. Description: 10v. : fronts. ; 21cm. Contents: 19 books in 10 volumes, but lacks atlas volume. Subjects: World history - Early works to 1800. Colonies - Early works to 1800. Colonization - Early works to 1800. European colonisation - History - East Indies - China - Africa - Americas - West Indies. Language: French. Summary: First published in 1770 and running to over one million words, Raynal&#39;s "Historie philosophique et politique des etablissements des Europeens dans les Deux Indes" was an immediate bestseller that was to go through numerous editions in various languages. Taking a radical anti-imperialistic stance, the nineteen books that comprised the original work covered the history of European colonisation of India, the East Indies, China, parts of Africa, and the Americas. Much of the success, and subsequent reputation, of the Histoire was based on its attacks on tyranny, slavery and colonial exploitation, and it quickly became one of the basic texts for the humanitarian movement. Fair to good copies in a contemporary full cloth bindings. Gilt-blocked black leather labels to spines. Spine bands are worn and frayed to varying degrees, with surface loss to the spine of volume 1. Panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Internally, all titles are in a fine and clean condition. All edges speckled. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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      Naples: Presso Aniello Nobile. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1794. Paperback. Agrarian; Italian Language; FARMING; Olives; Width: 5" Height: 8"; 380 pages; Della coltivazione degli ulivi e della manifattura dell&#39;olio. Lettere del dottore Cosimo Moschettini. Tomo I only. Cosimo Moschettini - C. M. Was an Italian agrarian scientist belonging to the physiocratic school. Intellectual and scholar on the economic problems of agriculture and in particular southern Salento. The study of agricultural economics in fact brought him in close contact with the French school of the Physiocrats, who, in opposition to mercantilism, regarded the earth as a factor in the Prince of wealth. This approach led him to seek any and all technical knowledge can bring benefit to southern agriculture still wrapped in primitive practices. Bound in original wrappers. Book shows external wear, with minor loss of material to spine and light soiling to covers. Front cover is detaching. Pages show occasional light foxing. No copies located in worldcat, auction or elsewhere. Rare .

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        The Apple Gatherers. Engraved after an Original Picture of Mr. Geo. Smith, in the Possession of Mr. Bradford

      London: Laurie & Whittle, 12 May 1794. Copper engraving by William Woollett on wove paper. Margins tight. Some creases mostly marginal. Very good condition. 17 3/4 x 22 1/8 inches. A fine image of a sylvan landscape: a work by &#39;the first English engraver whose works were admired and purchased on the continent&#39; (DNB). William Woollett &#39;son of Philip Woollett, a flax-dresser at Maidstone, was born there on 15 Aug. 1735. Shortly after that date his father, having won a share in a lottery prize, took the Turk&#39;s Head inn at Maidstone, and there young Woollett gave the first indication of his artistic talent by scratching the sign of the house on a pewter pot. He was, in consequence, sent to London, where he became a pupil of John Tinney, and also studied drawing in the St. Martin&#39;s Lane Academy... Boydell... commissioned him to engrave the Niobe of Richard Wilson. This established his reputation as the ablest landscape engraver who had yet appeared in England.. So far Wollett had confined his practice almost exclusively to landscape work, but on the appearance in 1771 of West&#39;s Death of General Wolfe, he undertook to engrave it, sharing the venture with Boydell and William Wynne Ryland. The plate, which is his most celebrated work, was published in January 1776, and achieved extraordinary popularity both in England and abroad. On a proof of it being shown to the king shortly before its publication, the title of Historical Engraver to His Majesty was conferred upon Woollett... Some of his topographical drawings were engraved by Mason, Canot, and Elliott. In 1766 Woollett became a member of the Incorporated Society of Artists, of which he was also secretary for several years. He resided for some time in Green Street, Leicester Square, and later in Charlotte Street, Rathbone Place, where he died...on 23 May 1785... Woollett stands in the front rank of the professors of his art, and he was the first English engraver whose works were admired and purchased on the continent. In his landscapes he succeeded, by a skilful combination of the graver and needle, in rendering the effects of distance, light, and atmosphere in a way not previously attempted, and his figure subjects are executed with remarkable vigour and purity of line.&#39; (DNB). William, George and John Smith were three artistically gifted brothers known as &#39;the Smiths of Chichester&#39;. George, the most talented of the three, specialised in landscape painting. &#39;He depicted the rural and pastoral scenery of Sussex and other parts of England in a pleasing ... manner, based on the study of Claude and Poussin ... he was throughout his life a much-admired artist&#39; (DNB). In this superlative engraving, Smith uses a Claudian setting to establish a complex but very satisfying depiction of country life. The apple gathering to the lower right foreground is actually a very small part of the whole, animated by family activity, two boys make a game of picking up an apple. Toward the center, a woman with a child under one arm and a tool of some sort in the other hand crosses a very basic bridge with little boy and dog in tow toward a small, thatch-roofed cottage that seems to have grown out of the ground like the tree behind it. The cottage sits at the bottom of a long, wooded hill and beside a pond, on the other side of which are more simple cottages, and beyond these are more villages, lakes and mountains, ending, as in Poussin and Claude, in an endless light. Two verses from James Thomson&#39;s Autumn stand on either side of the title, ending with the line: "Oh! lose me in some green delightful Walks/ Where simple Nature reigns."

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        Le Temple de Malateste de Rimini Architecture de Leon Baptiste Alberti de Florence

      Fuligno: Chez Jean Tomassini. 1794. Hardcover. Very Good. 1794 Quarter leather folio with marbled boards, 17 x 12.5 inches (43 x 31.5 cm). With thirteen engraved in-text illustrations, as well as eight plates, five of which are folding. A mostly clean ex-library copy with small bookplate, faint stamp to credit page, and the ghost of stickers on the spine. With Japanese paper reinforcement to the front hinge, else a very good copy with fresh binding, only light rubbing to edges. A rare treatise on Alberti&#39;s Temple of Malateste. Rare with no copies at auction in recent history, and only 3 copies recorded in OCLC.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America: Together with The Psalter or Psalms of David

      Boston: Printed by Manning and Loring, for I[saiah] Thomas and E.T. Andrews, 1794. Leather Bound. Very Good. 4 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. Collates as a-c (in 6s) + A-Ee (in 6s) + Ff (2 leaves). Lacks two leaves and lower 1/3 of another at P2-P4. This variant not recorded in Griffiths. See Griffiths 1794/11 for similar edition with a-b in 4s rather than a-c in 6s. Bound with: The Whole Book of Psalms in Metre with Hymns, Suited to the Feasts and Fasts of the Church, and Other Occasions of Public Worship. Boston: Printed by Manning and Loring for I[saiah] Thomas and E.T. Andrews, 1793. 244 + [4] pages. Collates as A-U (in 6s) + W (4 leaves). Complete. Light toning and damp stain. 1 [of 2] marbled feps. A few quires slightly extended. Bound in contemporary full red leather with gilt designs to both covers and to spine which is cracked. Covers worn and rubbed. A scarce and unusually well preserved example of the first and only BCP printed for Isaiah Thomas, who Benjamin Franklin praised as "the American Baskerville." A scarce edition.

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