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        [The Four Seasons exemplified]

      London: Laurie & Whittle, 12 May 1794. Engraving, with mezzotint and roulette-work, a set of four, titled 'Spring', 'Summer', 'Autumn' and 'Winter'. 12 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches approx. 16 5/8 x 11 3/4 inches approx. A beautiful series depicting a pair of lovers progressing through the seasons in a country landscape Spring, and the gentleman presents his love with garlands of flowers, a flower-seller kneels in front of them and holds up a swag of flowers she has just picked up from her overflowing basket. Summer, and the harvest is in full swing, the gentleman holds his love's hand and points to the young children gathering sheaths of corn in the mid-ground. The lady is seated on harvested corn in front of a stand of trees. In the trees an elder lady keeps an eye on the pair of lovers. Autumn, and the pair are seated at the edge of some trees, the lady offers her love a pineapple, whilst her apron overflows with the fruits of the autumn. In the mid-ground, two gentlemen and their dogs are out shooting. Winter, and the happy pair, well-wrapped against the cold, take a stroll and watch the skaters in the mid-ground. Each title panel includes an appropriate 6 to 8 line quote from James Thomson's The Seasons.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Bowles's New One-Sheet Map of Asia, Divided into its Empires, Kingdoms, States, and other Subdivisions; laid down from Observations of the most Celebrated Geographers

      London: Bowles and Carver, 1794. Engraved with period colour. Wove paper, watermarked twice: "J. Whatman 1794". 19 x 22 1/8 inches. 21 1/2 x 30 inches. A large, 18th century English map of Asia This interesting map of Asia published by Bowles & Carver, successors to Carington Bowles, shows the last eastward conquests of the Russian Asian Empire, Chukchi and Kamchatka at the Bering Strait, as well as many other refinements and improvements. There is a "Methodical Division of Asia" in the lower left, a chart that lays out the constituent parts of the major political entities: Russia, Tartary, Turkey, Arabia, Persia, India and China. It also lists the major island groups.

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        The History of the Origin, Progress, and Termination of the American War

      London:. 1794.. First edition. The first edition of one of the greatest histories of the American Revolution. Charles Stedman (1753-1812) was born in Philadelphia and educated in law at William and Mary College but served as a Loyalist throughout the war on the British side. He served as an officer with Lord Percy at Lexington and Concord, under General Howe in the campaigns of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He finished the war serving with Lord Cornwallis in the South. He was taken prisoner on two occasions and even sentenced to be hanged as a rebel. Both times he managed to escape, once from a prison which also held Major Andre. He was also wounded badly twice. This first hand knowledge of the War makes the work stand out as being one of its finest histories. This is enhanced by the presence of several folding detailed plans of major battles. These include Bunker Hill, New York, the sieges of Charleston and Savannah, the final battle of Yorktown and others. It is “generally considered the best contemporary account of the Revolution written from the British side” (Sabin). On his return to England he was employed to examine the claims of loyalists in America and settle them. Provenance: bookplate of Matthew Lewis Esq. (1750- 1812), pasted inside front cover, Lewis was a chief clerk and deputy secretary at the War Office, he also owned a slave plantation in Jamaica; bookplate 'Panshanger' which was the country estate of the Earls of Cowper; the library was dispersed in 1953; Quarto, two volumes (280 x 220 mm.), full contemporary speckled calf, blind ruled, spine with smooth spines gilt-ruled in six compartments, two red calf gilt labels. Vol I: xv, 399 pp; Vol II: xv, 449 pp. (14). With 15 maps and plans (11 folding, with the overslip to the plan of Bunker Hill as issued). In very good condition. Howes S914; JCB II:372; Lowndes V, p. 2504; Sabin no. 91057.

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        [GROUP OF THREE COPPER TOKENS ISSUED BY THE ENGLISH RADICAL AND BOOKSELLER, THOMAS SPENCE, INCLUDING ONE PAYING TRIBUTE TO THOMAS PAINE]

      London: T. Spence, [ca. 1794-1795].. Three copper tokens, as described below. Some wear and darkening, but in very good condition. In a half morocco and cloth folding case, spine gilt. A very nice collection of copper tokens, issued by the radical English reformer and bookseller, Thomas Spence, one of them celebrating Thomas Paine. Often from the 1750s through the 1770s the British government did not issue any copper coins, finding the cost of producing them to be prohibitively high. A public need for these coins, including the penny, the halfpenny, and the farthing, still existed however, and the demand was often filled by the printing of private coins or tokens, often by politicians who affixed political scenes or slogans to the tokens. One of the most prolific producers of these tokens was Thomas Spence, a bookseller and radical reformer who was friends with Thomas Paine (Spence even published his own booklet entitled THE RIGHTS OF MAN). Foremost among Spence's causes were land reform and the rights of children, and he called for common ownership of land. Even more radical than Paine, Spence had spent time in prison as a result of publishing a tract called PIG'S MEAT; OR, LESSONS FROM THE SWINISH MULTITUDE, and the slogan "Pig's Meat" often appeared on his tokens, as it does on the reverse of each token in this group. Spence also celebrated Paine on several of his tokens, as he does on one included here. The tokens are: 1) Halfpenny, with the phrase "Noted Advocates for the Rights of Man. Thos. Spence Sir Thos. More Thos. Paine" on the obverse and "Pig's Meat Published by T. Spence London" on the reverse. The illustration on the reverse of this coin (and of the two following) shows a board treading on crowns and mitres. GIMBEL, THOMAS PAINE EXHIBITION 322. DALTON, PROVINCIAL TOKEN-COINAGE OF THE 18th CENTURY 842. 2) Halfpenny, with the phrase "Rouse Britannia" and an illustration of Britannia on the obverse and "Pig's Meat Published by T. Spence London" and the boar illustration on the reverse. DALTON 843. 3) Farthing, with the phrase "Man over Man, he made not Lord," and an illustration of Eve tempting Adam on the obverse and "Pig's Meat Published by T. Spence London" and the boar illustration on the reverse. GIMBEL 343. DALTON 1083. Spence's tokens are uncommon, and those relating to Thomas Paine especially so.

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        Vocabulario de la lengua Tagala primera y segunda parte. En la primera, se pone primero el castellano, y despues el tagalo, y en la segunda al contrario, que son las rayzes simples con sus accentos Con las licencias necessarias. Reimpreso en la imprenta de N.S. de Loreto del pueblo de Sampaloc. Por el hermano Balthasar Mariano Donado franciscano [y desde la página 33, en adelante Pedro Arguelles] Anno M.DCC.XC.IV.

      Sampaloc, Imprenta de N.S. de Loreto, por Baltasar Mariano Donado [y de la p.33 al final: Pedro Arguelles], 1794. - 29,5x20 cm. 4 hojas, 841+77 páginas Impreso sobre papel de arroz. Texto a dos columnas. Portada con orla tipográfica, grabado de la cruz con florero a ambos lados, en madera. En la primera hoja, grabado en metal de 11x9,5 cm. Representa una escena de la misa. Al empezar la segunda parte un grabado en madera, que representa el escudo de la orden franciscana. Encuadernación de época en pergamino con título rotulado en el lomo, cierres, cortes pintados, guardas de papel de arroz, realizada en la misma Manila. Ejemplar con pérdida de una punta de la esquina inferior de la portada. Algunas esquinas reforzadas de antiguo o con parches en los que se añadió las palabras que faltaban. Por fallos al ser encuadernado este ejemplar está falto de origen de 19 hojas (pp. 113-120, 327-344, 551-560, y 9-10 de la segunda parte). El ejemplar es muy limpio y está en muy buen estado de conservación. Al dorso de la portada una inscripción de antiguo propietario y una composición poética en lengua tagala. Segunda edición extremadamente rara de este vocabulario de la lengua Tagala, corregido en base a la primera (Manila, Colegio de Santo Tomás, 1703), de la que se conocen contados ejemplares. Palau 300542. Ningún ejemplar en bibliotecas públicas a excepción de la Biblioteca Nacional. No en Salvá-Heredia.

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        Chart of the Harbors of Salem, Marblehead, Beverly and Manchester From a Survey Taken in the Years 1804, 5 & 6 by Nathl. Bowditch

      The chart was surveyed during the three years following Bowditch’s last voyage, and when he had become president of the Essex Fire and Marine Insurance Company. He had made a survey of Salem with Captain Gibaut in 1794... Salem, and the other local ports, were utilized progressively less because of hazardous entry."—Guthorn, “U.S. Coastal Charts” p. 34. The chart, presumably, was produced to assist mariners in trading at Salem. This impression is from the plate of the second edition of 1834. The antique copper plate was preserved in the Peabody Museum of Salem, and in the 1960s a limited number of impressions was pulled from it. This is one of those impressions. Plate size measures 27 x 22 inches. Fine condition, printed on heavy stock.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        A View of the Grand South Walk on VAUXHALL GARDENS with the Triumphal Arches, Mr Handel's Statue &c

      Thomas Pennant's Some Account of London, fourth edition. Laurie &Whittle., 1794.. Copper engraving. Later colouring. In fine condition. Mounted size 60.5 x 48.5 Size: 39 x 25 cm. (15½ x 10 inches). Fascinating print of members of high society promenading in Vauxhall Gardens, in the foreground, whilst others dine in the booths lining the walk behind

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        The Trial of Joseph Gerrald

      Edinburgh,: James Robertson, n.d. but, 1794.. Octavo, engraved frontispiece, Philadelphia library stamp on pp. 59 & 149; otherwise very good in attractive modern half calf. Rare: with the fine frontispiece portrait by John Kay.Gerrald was one of the outstanding figures to attend the British Convention of the Delegates of the People. In danger of being arrested like fellow delegates Muir, Skirving and Palmer, Gerrald refused to flee to the continent, and was ultimately sentenced to 14 years transportation. In 1795, his health failing, he was sent to New South Wales, arriving in November with an advanced case of tuberculosis. Governor Hunter allowed him to purchase a small house at Farm Cove where he lived as an invalid, dying a short four months later despite the care of John Boston and George Bass.Ferguson quotes at length from Lord Cockburn's Examination of the Trials for Sedition: 'None of these cases made such an impression at the time, or has sunk so deeply into the heart of posterity, as Gerrald's - not, however, so much from his superior innocence, as from his character and heroism. He was an Englishman, a gentleman, and a scholar; a man of talent, eloquence, and fidelity to his principles and associates; the rashness of whose enthusiasm in the promotion of what appeared to him to be the cause of liberty, though not untinctured by ambition or vanity, was the natural result of the political fire which at that time kindled far less inflammable breasts. The purity of his intentions was above all suspicion.'There was a similar London publication the same year, but not illustrated with a frontispiece.Ferguson, 179.

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        Jamaica From the Latest Surveys; Improved and Engraved by Thomas Jefferys, Geographer to the King

      London., 1794. Copper engraving. Original colour. In good condition, though there is some discolouration to the central fold and some age toning. Size: 62 x 46 cm. A splendid map of Jamaica, together with two insets, one showing a map of the Harbour of Bluefields and the other showing the Harbours of Port Royal and Kingston. Jefferys produced some of the finest maps of the New World, yet never reaped financial reward for his talents, and had to be bailed out of bankruptcy. Many of his maps were not published until after his death. Published by Laurie & Whittle.

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        A Poem on Industry. Addressed to the Citizens of the United States of America

      Philadelphia: Printed for Mathew Carey 1794. Philadelphia: Printed for Mathew Carey, 1794.. First edition.. Some light foxing; fine copy.. Evans 27145; Sabin 33813; Wegelin 225. 8vo, disbound, 22 pages + 1 leaf of publisherÕs ads. ¦ One of several poems by Humphreys (1752-1818), a founding member of the Hartford Wits, promoting America and advocating to its citizens a positive message for advancement of the new nation. Humphreys was a colonel in the Revolutionary War and served as WashingtonÕs aide-de-camp, and later in numerous foreign posts for the young government.

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        The Coast of New Spain from Nueva Vera Cruz to Triste Island

      London: Laurie and Whittle, 1794. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 19" x 24.75". Map of the south eastern portion of Mexico's coast, including the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Beautiful topographic features, major roads and rhumb lines. From Jefferys' "West India Atlas", originally published by Sayer & Bennett in 1775. Full original margins, a few ink stains around plate line.

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        The East Indies with the Roads.

      1794 - And exceedingly rare Thomas Jeffery's large format map of India. Both maps are so large they are made up of 2 maps joined together. Beautiful original color.

      [Bookseller: Art Source International Inc.]
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        Asclepiadis Bithyni Fragmenta

      Vinariae (Venice): Sumtibus Novi Bibliopolii, 1794. All text in Latin. Asclepiades (c.124 or 129-40 BC) was a Greek physician born at Prusa in Bithynia in Asia Minor and flourished at Rome, where he established Greek medicine near the end of the 2nd century BCE. He attempted to build a new theory of disease, based on the flow of atoms through pores in the body. His treatments sought to restore harmony through the use of diet, exercise and bathing. A very nice copy. Three-Quarter Vellum with Marbled Boards. Light age spotting throughout, else textblock immaculate and tight. Character soiled binding with light shelf wear, creased upper lefthand corner of back cover. 188pp.. Three-Quarter Vellum. Very Good. 8vo - Over 7 3/4" -9 3/4 " Tall. Hard Cover.

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        Encyklopädie der bürgerlichen Baukunst. Hier 2. Theil E-J von eigentlich 5 Bänden.,

      Leipzig, C. Fritsch, 1794 - 8°, 770 Seiten und XXIV faltbare Kupfertafeln im Anhang, betitelter OHalbledereinband mit Goldprägung - Einbandkanten leicht ber. und best. sonst sehr guter Zustand - 1792. c62738 Sprache: de

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        Mémoires du Général Dumouriez, Ecrits par lui-même

      Hambourg et Lpz., 1794.. 2 Bde. in 1 geb. XXXII, 150; 252 S. Pbd. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. Erste Ausgabe - Enthält: Declaration de guerre. Formation de l'armee. La levee des bataillons Belges. Prise de Breda... Bataille de Neerwinde. Bataille de Gotzenhoven. Retraite sur Bruxelles. Camp de Tournay. Le General a Mons. Pre-cis de la vie du general Dumouriez.

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        A View of the Rotundo House, at Ranelagh Gardens

      Some Account of London by Thomas Pennant. Fourth edition., 1794.. with an exack representation of the Jubilee ball as it appeared May 24th 1759, being the brithday of his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales. Copper engraving. Later colour. Excellent condition. Line wash mount, mounted size, 60.5 x 48.5 cm. Size: 38 x 25 cm. (15 x 10 inches). A magnificent view of a Royal Ball in front of the Rotunda at Ranelagh, with crowds, a masquerade and Maypole dancing. Ranelagh Gardens was one of the largest and most spectacular pleasure gardens of the era, and a playground for royalty and the wealthy for the latter eighteenth century. Like its great rival Vauxhall Gardens, it fell into decay in the early nineteenth-century. It was closed in 1805. The site of the rotunda, subject of a famous picture by Canaletto, is now marked by a summer house. Engraved by Grignion.

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        The Life of Sir Charles LinnaeusKnight of the Swedish Order of the Polar Star

      London - B. and J. White, 1794 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early biographical work exploring the life ofSwedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of binomial nomenclature, Carl Linnaeus. To which is added a copious list of his works, and a biographical sketch of the life of his son. Translated from the original German by Joseph Trapp. Carl Linnaeus is known as the father of modern taxonomy, considered one of the fathers of modern ecology and at the time of his death, he was one of the most acclaimed scientists in Europe. During Linnaeus' time as Professor and Rector of Uppsala University, he taught many devoted students, 17 of whom he called apostles. They were the most promising, most committed students, and all of them made botanical expeditions to various places in the world, often with his help. The amount of this help varied; sometimes he used his influence as Rector to grant his apostles a scholarship or a place on an expedition. To most of the apostles he gave instructions of what to look for on their journeys. Abroad, the apostles collected and organised new plants, animals and minerals according to Linnaeus' system. Most of them also gave some of their collection to Linnaeus when their journey was finished. Thanks to these students, the Linnaean system of taxonomy spread through the world without Linnaeus ever having to travel outside Sweden after his return from Holland. The British botanist William T. Stearn notes without Linnaeus' new system, it would not have been possible for the apostles to collect and organise so many new specimens. Page 442 is mis-numbered 342. Divided into the ten sections including A short history of botany, Residence of Linnaeus at Stockholm, beginning of his academical life at upsal, memorable occurrences till 1750 and with the misprinting of the section Remarkable Occurrences Concerning the life of linnaeus, from the year 1560, to his death on the 10th of January, 1578. Condition: Ina half calf binding with paper covered boards. Externally, rubbed with wear to extremities and to the boards. Loss to the spine label. Front board is held by the cords only with rear joint cracked. Internally, firmly bound and bright throughout. Tide marks affecting the front pastedown through to xxxvii, as well as the rear pastedown topage 433. Instances of spotting to the first and last pages. Monastic ink stamp and copperplate ink signatures to the front free endpaper and title page. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Graphic Illustrations of Hogarth, from Pictures, Drawings, and Scarce Prints in the Possession of Samuel Ireland, Author of this Work, etc. Two volumes

      London: R. Faulder and J. Egerton, 1794 & 1799, 1794.. Large 8vo. (9.25 x 6.5 inches). pp.xvi, 1-7, 7*, 8, 8*, 9-183 + 57 plates (many with tissue guards); xix, 150. 49 plates (no tissue guards). Early 20th century reback, with gilt designs. Full calf gilt, marked, rubbed. Marbled endpapers. Personal bookplate, signed in the plate 'Wheeler 1905', to front pastedowns. Mid 20th century owner's light blue rubberstamp (name and full address, including old-style 4 digit telephone number) to blank flyleaves. Some browning to prelims and extrems. Vol II front free endpaper short tear to inner hinge at gutter, leaf slightly loose. Trifle light spotting. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good set indeed. Heavy books requiring much extra postage overseas. First edition.

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        Baronet

      London: Published by George and George Townly Stubbs, 20 February, 1794. Stipple with etching. State ii/iii, with the title in closed letters and engraved inscription: 'G. Stubbs Pinxt.*** Geoe Townly Stubbs Sculp't. Engraver to his /Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. / BARONET / London Publish'd Feby. 20th 1794, by Messrs Stubbs, Turf Gallery, Conduit Street.'. 18 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches. A lively portrait of the Prince of Wales's famous racehorse Baronet, by the master equine painter George Stubbs. George Stubbs is considered one of the greatest English painters. His ingenious animal and sporting pictures remain unrivalled in their passionate depiction of emotion and their commitment to naturalistic observation. Stubbs was briefly apprenticed to the painter Hamlet Winstanley, a relationship that quickly ended, leaving the young artist to his own tuition. In contrast to contemporary academic theory, Stubbs' attached great importance to the belief that art should imitate nature, not the work of other artists. He spent years carefully studying human and equine anatomy so that he could truthfully represent natural form and movement. A result of this study was his famous 'Anatomy of the Horse', which details, with beautiful engraving, the various elements of a horse's anatomy, from skeletal form to muscular definition. Continuing in search on innovation, Stubbs began experimenting with a myriad of different mediums, becoming accomplished in both enamels and printmaking. Through arduous application, he became a talented mezzotint engraver and worked with ease in both soft ground, and etching techniques. Stubbs' masterful paintings inspired some of the greatest engravers of the day to reproduce his work for publication, including his own son George Townly Stubbs who reproduced with faithful accuracy the sublime emotion inherent in his father's exquisite works. Stubbs was elected director of the Society of Artists and a Royal Academician, and today his prized paintings are housed in some of the finest museums in the world. Stubbs was often commissioned to paint accurate portraits of specific racehorses for proud aristocratic patrons, who wished to highlight their horses' racing success. This practice is expertly exemplified with this magnificent print of the show horse Baronet, who was bred by Lord Sherborne. Baronet, a bay colt by Vertumnus, was foaled in 1785 and sold to Sir Walter Vavasour and then to the Prince of Wales. He is shown here with Samuel Chifney, The Prince of Wales's jockey, alighted on his broad muscular back. Baronet began racing in 1789, but his best year was 1791 when he won the hotly contested Oatland Stakes, and everything else that he ran for. Commenting on this print, 'The Sporting Magazine' states: "Mr Stubbs has taken great pains to give the character and style of riding of this celebrate jockey, and the horse upon which he gained so much fame. There is something very singular in this picture; the horse's legs are all off the ground, at that moment when raised by the motion of muscular strengh - a bold attempt, and as well perfected; this attitude has never been yet described but by Mr. Stubbs". (Lennox-Boyd 238-239) Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs 100, ii/iii; Slater, Engravings and their Value p.610; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p.271; Snelgrove, British Sporting and Animal Prints 1658-1874 no.14

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        THE ENGLISH ART OF COOKERY

      Published by G.G. And J. Robinson, 1794. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. According to the Present Practice; Being a Complete Guide to All Housekeepers on a Plan Entirely New Consisting of 38 Chapters. 12 b/w illustrations of Bills of Fare. Modern tan full leather binding with red title label and gilt title to spine. xx + 564 pages. Bookplate of Eleanor Lowenstein to front cover, the author of 'The Bibliography Of American Cookery Books 1742-1860'. First few pages are a little browned at edges, contents in general very good indeed. In a very handsome binding. [S]

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        A REVEALED KNOWLEDGE, OF THE PROPHECIES & TIMES. [BOOKS ONE AND TWO, BOUND TOGETHER]

      London; Printed In The Year Of Christ 1794 - Full leather. 8vo. 68; 108 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Two volumes bound together: "Book the first. Wrote under the direction of the Lord God, and published by His sacred command; it being the first sign of warning for the benefit of all nations. Containing, with other great and remarkable things, not revealed to any other person on earth, the restoration of the Hebrews to Jerusalem, by the year 1798: under their revealed prince and prophet. " / "A revealed knowledge of the prophecies & times, particularly of the present time, the present war, and the prophecy now fulfilling. The year of the world 5913. Book the second. Containing, with other great and remarkable things, not revealed to any other person on earth, the sudden and perpetual fall of the Turkish, German, and Russian empires, wrote under the direction of the Lord God, and published by his sacred command, it being a second sign of warning for the benefit of all nations, by the man that will be revealed to the Hebrews as their prince and prophet". Volume 1 signed on page 68: London, 20th of the month called September, 1794, Richard Brothers; volume 2 signed on page 108: Richard Brothers . London . 20th of the month called February, 1795. Two volumes constituting the major work of Richard Brothers, the "founder of Anglo Israelism; born Dec. 25, 1757, at Placentia, Newfoundland; died at London Jan. 25, 1824. Brothers described himself as the ?nephew of the Almighty, ? because he considered that he was descended from one of the brothers of Jesus, and claimed that on Nov. 17, 1795, he would be revealed as the prince of the Hebrews and ruler of the world. Before that date, however, he had been removed to a lunatic asylum, where he wrote his ?Revealed Knowledge of the Prophecies? (1794) , ?A Description of the New Jerusalem? (1801) , and ?The New Covenant Between God and His People? (a posthumous work, 1830) . Brothers seems to have been the first person to claim that the English are descendants of the Lost Ten Tribes; and his views are still referred to with respect by the adherents of Anglo-Israelism. His ?Description of the New Jerusalem? contains a series of plates of the various officials of the new kingdom which was to be restored in Palestine under his leadership. These officials are all dressed in the court costume of George III. " (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) . Later full leather binding, with pastedown red leather gilt title on spine, decorative marbled boards over leather. Subjects: Bible - Prophecies - Early works to 1800. Prophets - England. Prophecies (Occultism) . Jews - Restoration. Private revelations. Brothers, Richard, 1757-1824 - Prophecies. Bible - Prophecies. OCLC lists 31 copies of volume one alone, 13 copies of volumes one and two together. A set sold at auction in 2013 for almost USD 1100. Light rubbing to extremities, old ink notes in margins of a few pages, otherwise very fresh and clean. Great condition. (KH-1-20) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Anvil

      London: Published by George and George Townly Stubbs, 1794. Stipple with etching. State ii/iii, with the title in closed letters, and engraved inscription (with variations in the punctuation): "George Stubbs pinxt.*** Geo: Townly Stubbs sculpt. Engraver to his R.H. the Prince of Wales / London, Pubd. Decr. 1794 by Messrs. Stubbs, *** ANVIL *** Turf Gallery, Conduit Street.". 16 3/4 x 20 3/4 inches. A magnificent portrait of the famous stallion Anvil, by the master equine painter George Stubbs. George Stubbs is considered to be one of the greatest English painters. His ingenious animal and sporting pictures remain unrivalled in their passionate depiction of emotion and their commitment to naturalistic observation. Stubbs was briefly apprenticed to the painter Hamlet Winstanley, a relationship that quickly ended, leaving the young artist to his own education. In contrast to contemporary academic theory, Stubbs' attached great importance to the belief that art should imitate nature, not the work of other artists. He spent years carefully studying human and equine anatomy so that he could truthfully represent natural form and movement. A result of this study was his famous Anatomy of the Horse, which details, with beautiful engraving, the various elements of a horse's anatomy, from skeletal form to muscular definition. By the 1760's, Stubbs had developed a considerable reputation as a sporting artist and had attracted a number of distinguished patrons. Continuing in search of innovation, Stubbs began experimenting with a myriad of different mediums, becoming accomplished in both enamels and printmaking. Through arduous application, he became a talented mezzotint engraver and worked with ease in both soft ground and etching techniques. Stubbs' masterful paintings inspired some of the greatest engravers of the day to reproduce his work for publication, including his own son George Townly Stubbs who reproduced with faithful accuracy the sublime emotion inherent in his father's exquisite works. Stubbs was elected Director of the Society of Artists and a Royal Academician, and today his prized paintings are housed in some of the finest museums in the world. Stubbs was often commissioned to paint accurate portraits of specific steeds for proud aristocratic patrons, who wished to highlight their horses' racing success. This practice is expertly exemplified with this magnificent print of the stallion Anvil, bred by Thomas Paton. The image shows Anvil in an enclosed paddock, and exhibits a keen attention to naturalistic detail. Anvil was first a stallion in the stud of the Prince of Wales and went on to win a great number of races at some of the best course in England. This beautiful print demonstrates that, with subtle atmospheric effects and complex compositional structure, Stubbs succeeds in raising the genre of equine portraiture to a poetic level. Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs 114, ii/iii; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints, p. 272

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        A Short Account of Algiers, and of its Several Wars Against Spain, France, England, Holland, Venice, and Other Powers of Europe [.]. Second Edition, Improved.

      Philadelphia, Mathew Carey, 1794. - 8vo. 50, (2) pp. With a folding engr. map of the Barbary Coast. Disbound. A classic specimen of the American "Barbary captivity narrative". "During the early national period, hundreds of Americans were held captive in the north African states of Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli. Most were captured off American ships that had been seized by Barbary corsairs in the Mediterranean, and most - but not all - were ransomed back to the United States after a captivity that lasted anywhere from a few months to more than a decade" (Daniel Williams, in: Early American Literature Vol. 36/2 [2001], p. 314). Offers "a concise view of the origin of the rupture between Algiers and the United States. To which is added, a copious appendix, containing letters from Captains Penrose, M'Shane, and sundry other American captives, with a description of the treatment those prisoners experience" (subtitle). The Irish-born Mathew Carey publisher (1760-1839), a protegé of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and the Marquis de Lafayette, had emigrated to the U.S. in 1784. While his publishing business struggled, he wrote on various social topics and provided political commentary, reporting on debates in the state legislature. Carey printed the first American version of the Douay-Rheims Bible, popularly known as the "Carey Bible", the first Catholic version of the Bible printed in the U.S. - Browned throughout; binding slightly loosened. Rare. Evans 26773. OCLC 3496109. Not in Gay.

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        Esquisse d'un Tableau Historique des Progres de l'Esprit Humain. Ouvrage posthume de Condorcet. A Paris, Chez Agasse, rue des Poitevins, No. 18. L'An III. de la République, une et indivisible. Am Schluß: De l'Imprimerie de Boiste, rue Haute-Feuille, No. 21

      Paris, Agasse 1794 -1795. 20 cm. 8 (= Vortitel, Titel, S. V-VIII), 389, (1 weiß) Seiten Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschild - Carter-M. 454ff. - PMM2 246 - Ueberweg III, 434 - Condorcet zeichnet hier die Geschichte des Menschen durch eine Folge von Epochen nach sowie einen prophetischen Ausblick, in dem er die Vervollkommnung des menschlichen Wesens voraussagt. - Mit handschriftlichen Besitzvermerken von Axel Nyblaeus und Nils von Jacobson. - Ecken geringfügig bestoßen, nur stellenweise einzelne Stockflecken - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        A Tour Through Parts of Wales, Sonnets, Odes, and Other Poems.

      R Blamire 1794. 1st ed, 13 pls, tall 4to. In 20th C half calf with grey paper boards, corners and edges lightly rubbed. Spine, title in gilt to red leather label, decorative gilt tooling. Internally, grey endpapers, half title and frontis present, [8], [5], 6-120 pp, 13 pls (of 13), printed by J Smeeton in St Martin's Lane, some light browning to edges, some light finger soiling. A very good copy. (Abbey 513. Prideaux p353. Allibone 2178. ESTC T101645). Sotheby, poet and translator. This was his first printed title and he went on to produce many translations of the classics. See ODNB.

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        Cary's New Map of England and Wales With Part of Scotland. On Which are Carefully Laid Down All the Direct and Principal Cross Roads, the Course of the Rivers and Navigable Canales

      J. Cary, London, 1794. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary mottled calf, gilt, corners bumped, spine a little dry, rear board detached but present, front a little weak, bookplates on endpapers, front endpapers loose. Internally very good, lacking most of the tissue guards, so some mild offsetting. Lacking the open ocean maps 62, 71, 72 and 80, 63 and 72 (the explanation plate) bound before 1, general unnumbered map in front; 78 maps in total. Very attractive hand coloring throughout. 85pp index and 3pp list of subscribers. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Travel & Places; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043254. .

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        General View of the Agriculture and Rural Economy of the County of Aberdeen with Observations on the Means of its Improvement...Drawn up for the Consideration of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement

      One engraved plan. Tables in the text. 181 (i.e. 182), [2] pp. Large 4to, cont. calf-backed marbled boards, flat spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Edinburgh: 1794. First edition and a lovely presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title: "To George Dempster of Dunnichen Esqr from his much obliged h[umb]le serv[an]t The Author." Anderson (1739-1808), was an agriculturist and political economist. "His most striking characteristic was the combination of an intense interest in the practical working of some machine or object with a strong grasp of theory. He was an early adherent of the principles of political economy, and is held to have been in the subject's mainstream of development. He also carried out various experiments and was noted for his use of the newly designed two-horse plough at Monkshill. His long-term reputation rests on a large body of publications; pamphlets, newspapers, and articles in other people's works, for which he is said to have had at least fourteen aliases: Agricola, Timoleon, Germanicus, Cimon, Scoto-Britannicus, E., Aberdeen, Henry Plain, Impartial, A Scot, Senex, Timothy Hairbrain, Alcibiades, and Monsoon... "Anderson wrote one of the county volumes for Sinclair's board of agriculture, A general view of the agriculture and rural economy of the county of Aberdeen and the means for its improvement (1794). This is of particular interest, for it contains an account of how the landowners of the county prevented the harvest failure of 1782 leading to famine. A sample of the poor grain was taken and from it was calculated the amount of oatmeal it could provide; the total shortfall was calculated and decisions made on how much the labour force should tighten their belts, how much the next harvest could be brought early to market, and how much the landowners needed to buy abroad and subsidize. The meeting for the initial measurement was held at Mounie, the estate of Anderson's wife, known for being one where harvest was early. It seems highly probable that the whole response to the emergency was initiated by Anderson."-ODNB. The recipient of this book, George Dempster (1732-1818), agriculturist and politician, made notable efforts at his estate of Dunnichen to provide greater prosperity for both tenant and landlord by a reform of agricultural practices and the conditions under which tenants worked, and by the introduction of manufacturing industry. For more on him and his very active life, see ODNB. Fine and large copy with the Dunnichen library bookplate. ❧ Fussell, II, pp. 104-07. .

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        A Pair: "British Plenty" and "Scarcity in India"

      London: circa 1794. A pair of colour printed stipple engravings. [British Plenty]: Engraved by Bartolotti. Printed on laid paper. A lovely impression in good condition. Trimmed within platemark on all sides. A series of creases along upper margin and a water stain on the extreme edge of the right margin. Paper is time stained. Image size: 20 x 15 3/4 inches. Sheet size: 23 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches. [Scarcity in India]: Engraved and published by Charles Knight. Printed on watermarked 1794 wove Whatman paper. A lovely impression in good condition. Trimmed just within platemark on bottom margin. Some creasing in extreme edges. Water stain in bottom margin and small hole in bottom left corner of sheet. Mended hole in center of sheet. Image size: 20 1/4 x 15 7/8 inches. Sheet size: 24 1/8 x 19 1/8 inches. A stunning pair of "risqué" prints by the celebrated English genre painter Henry Singleton. Henry Singleton achieved early success painting literary and Biblical subjects, but he also produced many accomplished portraits and genre paintings. He spent the majority of his career in London where he was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy. He exhibited his first painting at the Academy while he was still a student there, and won a gold medal at the tender age of twenty-two. Singleton's beautiful paintings recall the pictures of George Morland, and depict, with insightful subtly, the tender side of English country life. His pretty genre paintings of rural and domestic life were a great source of inspiration for contemporary engravers who reproduced his work with industrious vigor. The popularity of these prints greatly enhanced Singleton's reputation, and made him one of the most celebrated painters of his day. This intriguing pair of stipples represents a deviation from Singleton's more conservative images. Typically a sentimental painter, Singleton became known for his sweet moralistic genre scenes. In comparison, this amusing pair is openly suggestive if not overtly sexual. If just examining the titles, one would assume that the subject matter was about commerce or perhaps a moralistic declaration regarding poverty in the colonies. When viewed in conjunction with the images, the pair assumes a more risqué connotation. In "British Plenty", a young man, sporting a delighted expression and eager demeanor, walks with two beautiful girls along the wharf. The fact that the women are most likely courtesans, an assumption supported by their flirtatious behavior and revealing clothing, immediately transforms the meaning of the image. In "Scarcity in India", two young Englishmen offer pretty trinkets to a young Indian girl outside a rural village. The girl responds to the familiar gestures and lascivious glances of the Englishmen with a meek expression and a demure pose. Singleton seems to be suggesting that Britain is wealthy in more ways than simple commerce, and that India's poverty extends to all levels of its society. Although, to a modern eye, Singleton's images are merely suggestive if not slightly amusing, to an eighteenth century audience these images would have been blatantly risqué. It is interesting that Singleton chose to place his scene in India, since he had never actually been there. Like many British artists, he produced paintings with an Indian theme in response to the great public demand for images of the colonies. This public fascination with India obviously extended to the erotic print trade, which sought to capture the latest fashions and most up to date trends.

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        Oxalis. Monographia, Iconibus illustrata

      81 finely engraved plates (75 of which are beautifully handcolored, as is correct) & one folding printed table. 2 p.l., 119, [1] pp. Large 4to, cont. marbled sheep, spine nicely gilt, green morocco lettering piece on spine. Vienna: C.F. Wappler, 1794. First edition of Jacquin's scarce and beautiful monograph on the genus oxalis, small herbaceous plants chiefly found in South Africa and in tropical and South America. Most of the 96 species described and illustrated here were discovered by Thunberg -- to whom the work is dedicated -- and were sent to the Schönbrunn imperial garden at Vienna. Jacquin (1727-1817), professor of chemistry and botany in the Medical Faculty of the University of Vienna, made important contributions to botany and chemistry. "He was the most important of the younger contemporaries of Linnaeus. He was the first writer in German to utilize to any large extent Linnaeus' system of binary nomenclature, and was foremost in his time with respect to the number of new species described precisely and in a consistent way."-D.S.B., VII, p. 58. The fine plates were drawn and engraved by Johann Scharf and are excellent representatives of the "Jacquin" style of Austrian botanical illustration. Each plate has the small discrete stamp of the Vienna Royal Library on the back (with no show through). This stamp also appears on the title and recto (with release stamp) and on recto of the final leaf. Fine and handsome copy. ❧ Sitwell, Great Flower Books, p. 105. Stafleu & Cowan 3254. .

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        Dale's Collection of Sixty Favorite Scotch Songs, Adapted for the Voice & Piano-Forte or Harpsichord. With a Thorough Bass Carefully Revised. Taken From the Original Manuscripts of the Most Celebrated Scotch Authors & Composers - Book I

      London: Printed for and Sold By J. Dale, at His Music & Instrument Warehouses, 1794. Volume One was issued in 1794, although there is no date mentioned on the book, with a second and third volume , each containing 60 songs, published by Dale in the same year. Letterpress pages, [4], 59pp, [1], copy belonging to James E. Whitney, Jr., with a note about the book tipped onto the title page. Decorative engraved title page, with an armorial design and floral and musical borders. Disbound, lacks the front cover and ffp, and needs re-binding. Pages in Very Good Condition, with a small insect nibble on a few upper corners [not affecting the text].. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Innocent Blood Crying for Vengeance, Being an Account of a Most

      1794. [Murder]. Innocent Blood Crying for Vengeance: Being an Account of a Most Barbarous and Inhuman Murder. Committed on the Body of Sarah Nichols, A Beautiful Young Girl, Aged Only 17 Years; The Daughter of Mr. Nichols, Of Fakenham, In the County of Norfolk. [London: J. Evans, c. 1794]. 8 pp. Octavo (7-1/4" x 4-3/4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet, untrimmed edges, large woodcut allegorical tail-piece. Light toning and soiling. * A sensational and didactic account of a teenage girl murdered on September 1, 1793. The ESTC records two other imprints from 1794: a single 8-page copy at the British Library and a 12-page quarto at the Suffolk Record Office and UT-Austin. Our London imprint by J. Evans appears to be unrecorded. No copies of any imprint listed on OCLC.

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        Protector

      London: Published by George and George Townly Stubbs, 20 February, 1794. Stipple with etching. State i/iii, finished proof with the title in open letters and the etched inscription: "G: Stubbs Pinxt. *** Geoe Townly Stubbs Sculp Engraver to his / Royal Highness the Prince of Wales / PROTECTOR / London Publish'd Feby 20th 1794 by Messrs Stubbs Turf Gallery Conduit Street.". 16 1/8 x 19 7/8 inches. A breathtaking print of Lord Grosvenor's famous racehorse Protector, by George Stubbs, England's most famous equine painter. George Stubbs is considered to be one of the greatest English painters. His ingenious animal and sporting pictures remain unrivalled in their passionate depiction of emotion and their commitment to naturalistic observation. Stubbs was briefly apprenticed to the painter Hamlet Winstanley, a relationship that quickly ended, leaving the young artist to his own education. In contrast to contemporary academic theory, Stubbs attached great importance to the belief that art should imitate nature, not the work of other artists. He spent years carefully studying human and equine anatomy so that he could truthfully represent natural form and movement. A result of this study was his famous Anatomy of the Horse, which details, with beautiful engraving, the various elements of a horse's anatomy, from skeletal form to muscular definition. By the 1760's, Stubbs had developed a considerable reputation as a sporting artist and had attracted a number of distinguished patrons. Continuing in search of innovation, Stubbs began experimenting with a myriad of different mediums, becoming accomplished in both enamels and printmaking. Through arduous application, he became a talented mezzotint engraver and worked with ease in both soft ground and etching techniques. Stubbs' masterful paintings inspired some of the greatest engravers of the day to reproduce his work for publication, including his own son George Townly Stubbs who reproduced with faithful accuracy the sublime emotion inherent in his father's exquisite works. Stubbs was elected Director of the Society of Artists and a Royal Academician, and today his prized paintings are housed in some of the finest museums in the world. Stubbs was often commissioned to paint accurate portraits of specific stallions for proud aristocratic patrons, who wished to highlight their horses' racing success. This practice is expertly exemplified with this magnificent print of the racehorse Protector, commissioned by his owner Lord Grosvenor. The image shows Protector in the paddock of Lord Grosvenor's stud farm at Oxcroft. Protector was a horse of some renown, winning many notable victories including the Jockey Club Plate in 1775. This beautiful print was executed by Stubbs's son for the Turf Gallery and demonstrates his superior skill as an engraver. Describing Stubbs's painting The Sporting Magazine states, "A very fine picture; the black gloss upon his coat is so well managed by the painter that it is the admiration of all beholders" (Lennox-Boyd). Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs, 102, i/iii; Sparrow, British Sporting Artists from Barlow to Herring, p.134; Slater, Engravings and their Value, p. 610; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p.271; Snelgrove, British Sporting and Animal Prints 1658-1874, no. 14.

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        Poems, chiefly in the Scottish dialect

      Edinburgh: for T. Cadell, London, and William Creech, Edinburgh,, 1794. In two volumes. A new edition, considerably enlarged. 2 volumes, octavo (185 × 114 mm). Bound c.1890 in red half morocco by Macmillan & Bowes, Cambridge, spine gilt-lettered direct and dated at foot, spine compartments with gilt frames, red cloth sides, double gilt rules, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece portrait by John Beugo after Alexander Nasmyth. Small paper flaw to vol. 1, A7, a very good copy. Third Edinburgh edition, a reissue of the second Edinburgh edition of 1793 to which 18 poems published in book form for the first time had been added, notably "Tam O'Shanter". From the library (though without ownership mark) of the Scottish publisher Alexander Macmillan (1818–1896), founder, with his older brother Daniel, of Macmillan & Co. Alexander Macmillan was born in Irvine in Ayrshire, where Burns had briefly worked as a flax-dresser in 1781. He was close to Burns in social class too: his father Duncan Macmillan was an Ayrshire smallholder with a few cattle, who also worked as a carter, carrying coal from the pits to Irvine harbour. Alexander Macmillan's library contained an extensive collection of early Burns editions, mostly bound to match the style of his Kilmarnock Burns done by E. Budden of Cambridge, with this copy bound thus by Macmillan's own recently established bindery.

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        General View of the Agriculture of the County of Durham, Particularly that Part of it extending from the Tyne to the Tees: with Observations on the Means of its Improvement. Together with the Preliminary Observations of Sir William Appleby. Drawn up for the Consideration of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement

      One hand-colored engraved map, two folding printed tables, & two folding engraved plates. [3]-74 pp. Large 4to, modern sheep-backed marbled boards, spine gilt. London: C. Macrae, 1794. First edition of one of the scarcest of all of the agricultural surveys commissioned by the Board of Agriculture. Granger was a land surveyor at Heugh, near Durham. "This performance has been estimated as a good one, and a true account of the subject treated of."-Fussell, The Old English Farming Books, Vol. III, p. 200. Fine copy. Lacks half-title. .

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        A Chart of the British Channel and the Bay of Biscay, with a Part of the North Sea, and the Entrance of St. George's Channel

      London: W. Faden, 1794. unbound. near fine. Sea chart. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 20" x 34.5". Exquisite sea chart of the Channel and coastlines. Includes depths and information on tides and sand quality. Originally published by l'abbe Jacques-Francois Dicquemare in 1778, this edition has additions by Louis Stanislas d'Arcy Delarochette.

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        State trials for high treason : Containing the trial of Thomas Hardy. To which is prefixed Lord Chief Justice Eyre's charge to the grand jury. ... Taken in short-hand by a student in the Temple ...Bound with the second & third part containing the trials of John Horne Tooke, Esq. & the trial of Mr. John Thelwall reported by a student of the Temple...

      London : printed for B. Crosby; Lee; Mason and White; and all the booksellers under the Royal Exchange, 1794. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: 168,165*-168*,169-275,[1];iv,152;126p.,plates : ports. ; 8vo. Notes: In three parts, each with separate pagination; includes 'Trial of John Horne Took' and 'Trial of Mr. John Thelwall'. Frontis. = port. for each part. Other names: Tooke, John Horne, 1736-1812. Thelwall, John, 1764-1834. Related item: Referenced by: ESTC N046576. Notes: Trial at the Sessions house in the Old Bailey, October 28-November 5, 1794. Subject; Trials (Treason) - Great Britain - Early works to 1800. Great Britain - Politics and government - 1789-1820. Very good copy in the original aniline calf over marble boards. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with a dark Morocco gilt-blocked label and gilt cross-bands; very impressively finished. Remains an uncommonly good example; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered.

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        Solitude considered with respect to its influence upon the Mind and the Heart. Written originally in German ... Translated from the French of J. B. Mercier. The third edition

      London:: Printed for C. Dilly, in the Poultry. 1794. hardcover. .. 8vo. x, 402 pp. Engraved frontispiece by Singleton. Modern full crushed chocolate brown Oasis morocco, raised bands, gilt spine title, all edges gilt, bound by David Weinstein. Two former ownership signatures. . With a fine fore-edge painting hand painted by Martin Frost in 2006 depicting an eighteenth century scene of “St. Mary’s Abbey, York.” Signed by the artist and with a presentation label describing the scene.

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        A New and Correct Chart of the Western and Southern Oceans Showing the Variations of the Compass

      London: Mount & Davidson, Tower-Hill, 1794. unbound. very good(+). Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 22.75" x 19.5", page including text measures 26.5" x 27 7/8". Beautiful and rare chart of the Atlantic including South America and parts of North America, Europe and Africa. Features lines of magnetic variation, or how much the compass deviates from true north. As explained in the two columns of pasted text, these observations are based upon the work of Dr. Edmond Halley in 1700 with additions in 1744. Other elements include two compass roses, extensive place names, and a note and depiction of fabled sea birds off the eastern coast of South America. The map was originally published by William Mount, John Mount and Thomas Page in "The English Pilot. The Fourth Book" circa 1750. This edition was reissued by William Mount II and James Davidson. Light offsetting. Expert repair to split along original centerfold. The "English Pilot" was a sea-chart atlas published in several editions from 1671 to 1803. The Mount family was active in publishing in various manifestations for many generations from the 1650s to 1800.

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        [BRIEF AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT, SIGNED BY WILLIAM CLARK, REGARDING A DELIVERY OF WHISKEY FOR THE INDIANS]

      Greenville [Ohio]. June 2, 1794.. [1]p., docketed on verso. Oblong slip, 4 1/2 x 8 inches. Old fold lines. Minor wear and soiling. Near fine. Autograph requisition slip signed by William Clark, countersigned by John Mills as Adjutant General and three others. The brief note reads: "Sir, Please to deliver for the Chickasaw Inds. one quart of whiskey. Wm. Clark, Lieut. 4th S.L. Greeneville, 2d June 1794." Clark (1770- 1838) fought with Anthony Wayne in the Old Northwest for several years, and was commissioned on March 7, 1792, lieutenant of infantry in the Fourth Sub-legion. In September 1793 he was placed in charge of a rifle corps containing several Chickasaw Indians. At the time this document was written, Clark was in charge of a detachment at Vincennes, which he led up the Wabash, experiencing frozen conditions for about twenty days, after which he was stationed at Cincinnati. When Wayne marched into the Indian country, he ordered Clark to bring in provisions. This Indian campaign continued to victory against the allied tribes. It is interesting to note that Meriwether Lewis also served in the army, and in fact in the same division with Clark, during this operation. Clark's detachment was subsequently attacked, but he was successful in meeting Wayne at Greenville near the end of May 1794. Clark is best remembered for his role in leading the famous historic overland expedition to the Pacific in 1804-1806 with Meriwether Lewis. After his return from the Pacific expedition, Clark became superintendent of Indian Affairs for the western country, a post he held for many years. A fascinating manuscript specimen from Clark's hand. Autograph material by Clark is rare in the marketplace.

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        The History of the Origin, Progress, and Termination of the American war

      London: printed for the Author, sold by J. Murray, J. Debrett and J. Kerby, 1794. 2 volumes, quarto. (11 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches). Half-titles. 15 engraved maps and plans (11 folding). (Pp.53/54 in vol.II holed with some paper loss). Contemporary blue/grey paper-covered boards, rebacked to style with cream paper backstrips and paper labels, uncut (some rubbing to board edges), blue half morocco clamshell boxes. First edition of a fundamental work to any collection relating to the American Revolution. This copy uncut in original boards. This work is "generally considered the best contemporary account of the Revolution written from the British side" (Sabin). The beautifully engraved maps (the largest of which is approximately 20 x 30 inches) are the finest collection of plans assembled by an eyewitness. They depict the sieges of Savannah and Charlestown, plus the battles of Saratoga, Camden, Guilford, Hobkirk's Hill, and Yorktown. Stedman was a native of Philadelphia, a Loyalist who served as an officer under Howe, Clinton, and Cornwallis, and later became an examiner of Loyalist claims for the British government. He had first hand knowledge of many of the campaigns and persons involved in the effort. He is critical of Howe, and describes all the major theatres of war, as well as individual battles from Bunker Hill to Yorktown. Howes S914; JCB II:372; Lowndes V, p.2504; Sabin 91057; Winsor VI, p.518

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        The History of the Origin, Progress, and Termination of The American War

      London: J. Murray for the Author, 1794. First edition. Edges and boards a little scuffed, bookplates on front pastedown, old inscription in brown ink on verso of front free endpaper in vol. I, occasional light foxing. A very nice set. Quarto (10-3/8 x8-3/8 inches).

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        The History of the Origin, Progress, and Termination of the American war

      London: printed for the Author, sold by J. Murray, J. Debrett and J. Kerby, 1794. 2 volumes, quarto. (10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches). Half-title to vol.II. 15 engraved maps and plans (11 folding, one of these with an over- flap). (Lacking half title to vol.I, minor scattered foxing to text). Expertly bound to style in 18th-century tree calf, gilt-tooled border to covers, the flat spines divided into six compartments with gilt fillets and a roll tool, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, black morocco label with onlaid red morocco roundel with volume number in gilt in the fourth compartment. A fine copy of the first edition of a fundamental work to any collection relating to the American Revolution This work is "generally considered the best contemporary account of the Revolution written from the British side" (Sabin). The beautifully engraved maps (the largest of which is approximately 20 x 30 inches) are the finest collection of plans assembled by an eyewitness. They depict the sieges of Savannah and Charlestown, plus the battles of Saratoga, Camden, Guilford, Hobkirk's Hill, and Yorktown. Stedman was a native of Philadelphia, a Loyalist who served as an officer under Howe, Clinton, and Cornwallis, and later became an examiner of Loyalist claims for the British government. He had first hand knowledge of many of the campaigns and persons involved in the effort. He is critical of Howe, and describes all the major theatres of war, as well as individual battles from Bunker Hill to Yorktown. Howes S914; JCB II:372; Lowndes V, p.2504; Sabin 91057; Winsor VI, p.518

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        THE HISTORY OF THE ORIGIN, PROGRESS, AND TERMINATION OF THE AMERICAN WAR

      London: Printed for the Author, sold by J. Murray, J. Debrett and J. Kerby, 1794.. Two volumes. xv,[1],399; xv,[1],449,[13]pp. plus fifteen engraved maps and plans (eleven folding, one of these with an over-flap). Half titles. Quarto. Modern three quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt morocco spine labels. Tape residue on front free endpaper of first volume. Occasional light foxing. Some offsetting on maps. One map with two- inch closed tear near gutter. Very good overall. First edition of a work that is fundamental to any collection of books relating to the American Revolution. This work is "generally considered the best contemporary account of the Revolution written from the British side" (Sabin). Stedman was a native of Philadelphia, a Loyalist who served as an officer under Howe, Clinton, and Cornwallis, and later became an examiner of Loyalist claims for the British government. He had firsthand knowledge of many of the campaigns and persons involved in the effort. He is critical of Howe, and describes all the major theatres of war, as well as individual battles from Bunker Hill to Yorktown. The beautifully engraved maps (the largest of which is approximately 20 x 30 inches) constitute the finest collection of plans assembled by an eyewitness. They depict the sieges of Savannah and Charlestown, plus the battles of Saratoga, Camden, Guilford, Hobkirk's Hill, and Yorktown. HOWES S914, "b." JCB II:372. LOWNDES V, p.2504. SABIN 91057. WINSOR VI, p.518.

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        The History of the Origin, Progress, and Termination of the American War *2 Volumes Complete*

      London, UK: Privately Printed, 1794. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. Size=9"x11. 15 Maps. (full book description) Privately Printed, London, UK, 1794. 1st Edition VG-, Hard Cover, DJ Not Issued. Size=9"x11", 862pgs(Index). 15 Maps. 15 maps all present. "Printed for the author". Modern binding, brown leather spine with original red leather spine labels. Beautiful marbled COLOR boards (very bright) & blue endpapers. Volume 1 does have 1/4" tear in the spine gutter. Volume 2 has a 3/8" tear in the same place. Slight shelfwear at Volume I front fore-edge corners, owner bookplate inside front cover of each volume, o.w. clean & tight. Very bright text & Title Page foxing, but pages are still bright & in VG condition. SCARCE set on American Revolution by a British General. The Bunker Hill map has original overslip with it but has 1/2" tear at center fold edge. Maps very good with no signs of offsetting. Unfortunately 2 maps, Hopkins Hill and NY East NJ are lithographic reprints. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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        A Chart of the Banks of Newfoundland, drawn from a great number of hydrographical surveys, chiefly from those of Chabert, Cook and Fleurieu

      [Boston: John Norman, 1794]. Copper-engraved sea chart, on two joined sheets. Overall sheet size: 21 1/2 x 33 inches. A very rare and finely engraved sea chart from John Norman's American Pilot, one of the earliest American mappings of the Grand Banks. This map was originally published as part of the first edition of John Norman's The American Pilot, 1791. The map, depicts the entire Grand Banks as far west as the Bay of Fundy and as far east as the Flemish Cap. The present copy is an example of the second state (of three) with erasures below the title and scale and is from the 1794 edition of the Pilot. The map was of much importance to the New England fishing fleet, as the Treaty of Paris which ended the American Revolution gave the United States the right to fish these rich waters. 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: deaccessioned by the Museum of the City of New York. Wheat & Brun Maps & Charts Published in America before 1800 102; Suarez Shedding the Veil p. 164

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        An History of the River Thames, 2 volumes complete

      London: W. Bulmer for John and Josiah Boydell, 1794-1796, first edition. Light scattered foxing to about 15 text leaves and to the margins of four plates, some light scattered foxing to the large folding maps, faint crease to edge of one folding plate and to one title page; a bright, clean near fine copy, with almost no signs of use, in a very attractive binding.. Pp. xiv, (iv), 312; (viii), 294, two letterpress titles to each volume, 76 hand-colored aquatint plates by J.C. Stadler after J. Farington -- 3 are double-page, 2 folding engraved maps on two double-page sheets. Later three-quarter dark green morocco over light green cloth that is gilt-tooled on the borders, spine with five raised bands and gilt-lettered in two compartments with elaborate gilt-decorations in all four compartments, top page edge gilt, in two custom-made cloth-covered slipcases, flannel-lined inside and edged in green calf, lg folio (423 x 325 mm). A large format copy of the first issue with double titles, the dedication to King George III, and the impressions within aquatint borders. The early impressions of the plates "are infinitely superior" to later impressions (Tooley 102). Provenance: M.D. Hill with his signature on the first title page dated 1837. Another likely earlier signature is present but is unintelligible.

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