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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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      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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      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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      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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        A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: With strictures on Political and Moral Subjects

      Philadelphia: Printed for Mathew Carey, 1794. First Carey edition, p. 265 is numbered 256. 8vo (17.5 cm in height). xvii, [xviii], 335 pp. Contemporary mottled sheep, red morocco label. Signed William Boyd on flyleaf, back endpaper repaired, else fine. Colby Library Quarterly p. 256; Evans 28122; Clarkin 168; For the first edition: PMM 242 . Tallyrand's new system of national education was proposed to the French Assembly in 1791. In it only males would be educated. This inspired Wollstonecraft to write this work to show the need for the education of both sexes. Wollstonecraft's theory, as defined in a letter to Tallyrand, was "built on this simple principle that, if woman be not prepared by education to become the companion of man, she will stop the progress of knowledge, for truth must be common to all." Her work was "a rational plea for a rational basis to the relation between the sexes." (PMM) "She was the first to fuse experience, intellect, and emotion to attack the sexual basis of social and religious tradition and to bring to issue to life as a philosophically based and practical reform to be incorporated forthwith in a specific society." (Sunstein, E. "A Different Face. The Life of Mary Wollstonecraft," p. 207)

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        Select Views in Mysore, the country of Tippoo Sultan; from drawings taken on the spot by Mr.Home; with historical descriptions

      London: published by Mr. Bowyer ... the letter-press by T. Bensley, 1794. Royal quarto. (13 3/8 x 10 3/4 inches). Text in English and Perso-Arabic script. 29 copper-engraved plates by Fittler, Byrne and others after Robert Home, 4 folding maps and plans (one hand-coloured). Contemporary red straight-grained morocco gilt, expertly rebacked to style, the flat spine divided into six compartments by single gilt fillets, lettered in the second, marbled endpapers, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A very fine copy of the first edition of this early view book of India, recalling the power struggles which led to the British dominance of India in the 19th century. Home was instructed by Angelica Kauffmann when he attended the Royal Academy schools in 1769, and she encouraged his further studies in Rome between 1773-9. He subsequently worked as a portrait painter in Dublin, before returning to London in 1789. Home's career took on a spectacular new direction with his departure for India in 1790. Arriving in January 1791, he established a highly successful portrait practice and worked mainly in Madras, Calcutta and Lucknow. He was also a very active watercolourist: a collection of his studies of wild life are now in the Victoria Memorial Hall in Calcutta, but it is his landscape work which is the basis for the present work. Home had arrived in India during what has become known as the Third Anglo-Mysore War (1789- 92) and it is not unlikely that he left England with a commission from Bowyer to record the scenes of the action. The war took place in South India between the Kingdom of Mysore and the English East India Company. Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore and an ally of France, invaded the nearby state of Travancore in 1789, which was a British ally. The resultant war lasted three years and ended in a resounding defeat for Mysore. France, embroiled in the French Revolution and thwarted by British Naval power, was unable to provide as much assistance as Tipu had expected. The war resulted in a sharp curtailment of Mysore's borders to the advantage of the Marathas, the Nizam of Hyderabad, and the Madras Presidency. The districts of Malabar, Salem, Bellary, and Anantapur were ceded to Madras Presidency. The war ended after the 1792 siege of Seringapatam and the signing of the Treaty of Seringapatnam according to which Tipu had to surrender half of his kingdom to the British company and send his two sons to them as the hostages of war. The present work is dedicated to the victorious commander in chief of the British forces in India, Marquess Cornwallis (1738-1805), who is now best known for surrendering to Washington at Yorktown. Home was subsequently employed as official Lucknow court painter to both King Ghazi and his successor, the Crown Prince Nazir-Ud-Din. In the tradition of court artists, he was again encouraged to employ the full range of his artistic abilities, not only for painting pictures, but also for designing crowns and regalia, furniture for the palaces, richly ornamental howdahs, carriages and pleasure boats. Many of the drawings for these are now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Home died in India in 1836. Brunet III, 268; Cox I, 304; P. Godrej & P. Rohatgi Scenic Splendours India through the printed image pp.112-114; Indian Life and Landscape pp.116-125; Lowndes II, p.1095.

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        La calligrafia storico-critico-teoretico-pratica

      Siracusa: Nelle Regie stampe del Pulejo, Impressore del Vescovo, 1794. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. [19.5 x 14.5 cm], (4) ff. 192 pp., 4 pp., 3 plates. Final 4 pages before the plates, titled Saggio dell' Effemeridi di Napoli sopra il libro della Calligrafia. are dated 1797. Bound in contemporary patterned paper wrappers. Pale waterstaining to cover, title and preliminary pages, minor worming in bottom gutter of second half. Otherwise a fresh, clean copy. Very rare first and sole edition of this book on the history and practice of writing, including three plates illustrating a full upper and lower case script as well as the individual components and correct proportions of each letter. Capodieci not only instructs the reader how to make, space, and join letters, but also provides a rather whimsical history of writing, a chapter on tachygraphy and other forms of shorthand, an overview of proposals for a universal language, and a discussion of the many uses of writing, including forgery. He also includes chapters on the tools of modern writing-quills, ink, inkwells, and paper-and a history of writing implements beginning with stone inscription and wax tablets. In addition to instructions and information, the work is replete with practical advice-and colorful opinions. If your ink bleeds through the paper, Capodieci advises, rub the paper with gum powder placed in a piece of cloth, use thicker ink, and find a quill with a thinner tip. His descriptions of other nations and periods, however, is rather more contentious. "The art of uniting letters to form words. is a secret unknown to the Chinese," he notes, adding, "and the source of and reason for their ignorance is that they spend their whole lives learning to write" (!) That said, La Calligrafia is in fact a learned work, with discussions of a very broad range of cultures and writing systems, and informed references to the likes of Locke, Leibnitz, and Kircher, as well as important but lesser known figures such as John Wilkins in the field of linguistic philosophy and Thomas Shelton in the field of tachygraphy. Capodieci wrote a number of titles on local history, all published in Siracuse or Messina. OCLC lists Newberry, Washington U. ICCU lists two copies in Ascoli, both evidently without the plates. * ICCU IT\ICCU\FOGE\020833; not in Mirra.

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      [Pittsburgh?]. June 5, 1794.. [2]pp. Bifolium folded sheet, docketed on integral leaf with recipient's name and marked "private." Several clean splits along folds, no loss of text, lightly silked. Clean and legible. Very good. In a folding cloth case. A scathing letter from the surveyor general of the United States, Andrew Ellicott, to the governor of Pennsylvania, Thomas Mifflin, regarding Ellicott's condemnation of Washington's policies towards the Iroquois. Ellicott, who had recently completed his survey and mapping of the District of Columbia (the new seat of the federal government), and who had now begun his survey commissioned by Gov. Mifflin to map a road through the wilderness from Reading to Presqu'Isle (Erie, Pennsylvania), delivers a vehement indictment of President Washington's military deployments and comportment: "The interference of the general Government with the internal police of State appears to me highly improper, because the State establishments on French Creek, and at Presqu'Isle were intended to protect the frontiers against depredations of the hostile Indians, a right recognized and acknowledged by the Constitution of the U.S., a right the relinquishment of which will not only materially affect the sovereignty of some states...." After Gen. St. Clair's overwhelming defeat in 1791, and with hostilities increasing between various Indian tribes and American soldiers, Ellicott found the task of surveying a difficult one as the unfriendly encounters became more of an obstacle. Though angered by Washington's overreaching military strategy, Ellicott also accuses the President of an over-conciliatory behavior towards the Iroquois (tribes not then at war with the Americans) in an attempt to maintain peace. He sarcastically dismisses Washington's fear of "offending our good friends and allies the Six Nations by continuing, and protecting our settlements..." and further criticizes Gen. Wayne's inability to protect the settlers who had recently been attacked by the Huron. Two months later American forces would prove victorious at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, crushing Indian opposition to American settlement in eastern Ohio. This letter was sold at the Frank T. Siebert sale in May of 1999 and realized $5175. SIEBERT SALE 310A.

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        Africa, with All Its States, Kingdomes, Republics, Regions, Island &c. Improved and inlarged from D'Anville's map to which have been added a particular chart of the Gold Coast [on an inset larger scale map] wherein are distinguished all the european forts and factories by S. Boulton and also a summary description relative to the trade and natural produce, manners and customs of the African continent and islands

      London: Robert Laurie & James Whittle, 1794. Copper-engraved map, on four joined sheets, with original outline colour, some splits to old folds, small tears at margins, one with slight loss, overall in good condition. 41 1/2 x 49 1/4 inches. A fascinating late eighteenth-century wall map of Africa, after one of France's greatest cartographers Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville was the spiritual successor to Guillaume De L'Isle in the sense that he maintained the rigorous standard for accuracy that De L'Isle had established. D'Anville was the last French mapmaker to establish an international reputation superior to all his contemporaries, as witnessed by the respect shown by English cartographers and publishers during an era when the two countries were often at war and always hostile to one another. This excellent map of Africa, an English edition with revisions of D'Anville by Laurie & Whittle, was issued when the European appetite for exploration and colonization of the continent was just getting underway. By this time there were well over fifty fort/trading posts on the western and southeastern coasts representing various European nations, but there had been almost no penetration of the interior (these European `forts & factories' on the Gold Coast are shown in close up on Boulton's inset map). With the gradual outlawing of the slave trade by most civilized nations, interest in the vast interior regions greatly increased as whites sought other profitable resources, and Catholic and Protestant missionaries bravely evangelised. The peoples of Africa proved much more diverse and intriguing than ever imagined, and some of the discoveries in this regard are included in the extensive texts that are interspersed amongst the geographic features shown on the map.

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      London. 1794.. [4],106pp. plus 8pp. of book ads. Half title. Modern half morocco and marbled boards. Library of Congress surplus stamp on half title, else very good. This document concerns a dispute between the British Navy and the British Army over American property usurped at Charleston, printing correspondence between Sir Henry Clinton and British military officers. "Concerning capture of Charleston and sale of American property" - Howes. Not in Sabin. HOWES C495, "aa."

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        Geschichte des Herzogthums Oldenburg

      Oldenburg, Stalling 1794 -1796. 19 cm. 3 Bände; 32, 516, (2); 24, 517, (1) S.; 12 S., S. 1-236, (2) S., S. 237-638 und 3 Kupfertitel mit Vignetten (1 von Chodowiecki, 2 von Berger), 2 gestochene Frontispizes (davon 1 in Faksimile) und 2 gefaltete Stammtafeln. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild - Koolman 653 - Engelmann, Chodow. 733 - Biogr. Hb. Old. 271 - Strackerjan, Halem 159, 161 - Erstausgabe. "Verdienstvoll und besonders von seinen Landsleuten geschätzt ... nach dem Modell und der Intention der "Osnabrückischen Geschichte" von Justus Möser entworfen ... Die Kenntnis der Vergengenheit sollte zur bewußten Teilhabe an der eigenen, gegenwärtigen Geschichte anregen" (Biogr. Handb. Oldenburg). Teil 1 Titelvignette von Chodowiecki mit Ansicht der Klosterruine Hude; Teil 2 Titelvignette Anton Günther zu Pferde und Teil 3 Titelvignette mit Ansicht von Bad Zwischenahn (beide von Berger); Teil 2 Frontispiz mit Ansicht von Rastede (in Faksimile), Teil 3 Frontispiz mit Porträt des Herzogs Friedrich August. Einbände an den Kanten Schabspuren, innen stellenweise stockfleckig; Kupfertitel von Band 1 mit Oxydationsspuren und im unteren Rand Feuchtigkeitsspuren. Exemplar aus dem Besitz des Historikers Friedrich Matthias Driver (vgl. ADB V, 412) mit dessen Namenszug auf den Vorsätzen -

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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. First edition.. Hardcover. 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.

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        A history of three of the judges of King Charles I. Major-General Whalley, Major-General Goffe, and Colonel Dixwell: Who, at the Restoration, 1660, fled to America; and were secreted and concealed, in Massachusetts and Connecticut, for near thirty years. With an account of Mr. Theophilus Whale, of Narragansett, supposed to have been also one of the judges

      Hartford: Elisha Babcock, 1794. 12mo. 357, [5 (4 blank)], 357, [4 (3 blank)] pp.; 8 plts. (3 fold.); lacks the frontis. port. A history of three members of the tribunal which had Charles I beheaded in 1649, by the former president of Yale College, a post which he held from 1778 to his death in 1795. Plates III, VIII and IX were engraved by Amos Doolittle; plate 7 is not present here nor is there any copy known to have it present. (Sabin categorically states: "there is no plate 7 in any of the copies seen, and it is probable none was made."). Evans 27743; Howes S-999; Sabin 91742; Trumbull, Connecticut, 1425. ESTC W20469. Period-style quarter calf with marbled paper–covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped leather title and author labels and blind-tooled floral decorations in compartments. Previous owner's signature on the title-page. Rubber-stamps of the Mercantile Library, and inked marks and underlining inside, with scattered marginalia. Frontispiece portrait lacking, with eight plates (three of which are fold-out) present; each of the three folding plates with a split along one fold. Occasional marginal tears and small chips to corners; waterstaining and foxing, yet paper strong and reading easy.

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        The European Part of the Russian Empire from the Maps Published by the Imperial Academy at St. Petersburg with the New Provinces on the Black Sea/The Asiatic Part of the Russian Empire from the Maps Published by the Imperial Academy at St. Petersburg; with the New Discoveries of Captn. Cook &c

      London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. unbound. very good(+). Map. Copper plate engraving with original hand color. Image measures 18.5" x 50 3/8". Nicely detailed map of Russia, including the east ("Asiatic") and west ("European") portions. In great condition.

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        A View of the ancient Winter Palace belonging to her Imperial Majesty, and of the canal which joins the Moika to the Nerva, at St. Petersburg

      London: , 1794. Frame size: 420 × 580 mm. Copperplate engraving with original hand colour. Slight markings, otherwise in good condition. An attractive view of the official residence of Russian Royalty for over 180 years by Laurie and Whittle. The palace was built in 1732, adjacent to the site of Peter the Great's original Winter Palace. It was the storming of this palace in 1917 that became the iconic symbol of the subsequent Russian Revolution by the Bolshevik Army, For a short time there after, the palace was the seat of the provisional Russian Government, led by Alexander Kerenski. he palace was built to reflect the power, might and influence of the Imperial Russia.

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        Plan of the Attack on Forts Clinton & Montgomery upon the Hudsons River, which were stormed by his majesties forces under the command of Sir Henry Clinton KB, on Oct. 6, 1777

      1794.. This important map of the Hudson Highlands region during the Revolutionary War period centers on the Hudson River from Haverstraw to just south of West Point. It clearly shows the location of the Boom (the chain) just north of today's Bear Mt. Bridge; Anthony's Nose; both Fort Montgomery & Fort Clinton battlements; Stony Point; Verplanks Point. Three British ships are named off Peekskill Creek, the Mercury, Tartar & Preston. & & This dramatic battle plan showing the British attempt to clear the Hudson River of the American rebel forces was first printed by William Faden in 1784 after the drawings of John Hills. General Clinton came out of New York with the intention of improving the deteriorating British position at Saratoga. The well-executed plan called for amphibious landings and encircling the American forts- all shown with much details about ships and troop movements on a map with excellent topographical accuracy. This copy of the map is a second printing in which Hills name is deleted. Hills was one of the most talented of the mapmakers in the British army. He served in America from 1777 until the end of the war and then remained to work as a commercial surveyor and draftsman. & & Copper engraved map, b&w as issued. Faden was the important English cartographer who produced all the British maps of the American Revolution. Nebenzahl, Bibliography of Printed Battle Plans, #55 & ills. Stevens & Tree #21b. & & Faden allowed Charles Stedman to use this map in his book, "History of the Origin, Progress & Termination of the American War", published in London & Dublin in 1794. We note that this copy is approximately 3/4" larger than another copy we have had, although it seems to be identically engraved. This copy measures 20 3/8" x 26 1/4". Original folds, professionally rebacked, supporting the cracking on some folds; added margin to the left hand side, just into the black ruled border. A slightly lighter impression - perhaps this is from the pirated Dublin edition published in 1794. The historian Harley comments that Stedman's work was "the most useful military text & maps of that war."

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

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        The History, civil and commercial, of The British Colonies in the West Indies:

      London: for John Stockdale,, 1794. in two volumes … The Second Edition, Illustrated with Maps. 2 volumes, quarto. Contemporary mottled calf, board edges hatched in gilt, sometime rebacked retaining old labels. Frontispiece to each volume, 8 maps (2 folding) and 5 plates. Armorial bookplates of Sir Martin Browne ffolkes, 1st Baronet (1749–1821). Corners a little worn, sprinkling of worm to boards, a single small wormhole to textblock at end of vol. I, withal a very good copy. First published the previous year, this account is reckoned the best of the 18th century. According to Elsa Goveia, its scope is large, providing "a complete account of the British islands — their origin and progress, their political system, their inhabitants, customs, institutions, agriculture and commerce" (Goveia, Historiography, 80–81). Edwards wrote that he attempted "to describe the manners and dispositions of the present inhabitants, as influenced by climate, situation, and other local causes … an account of the African slave trade, some observations on the negro character and genius, and reflections on the system of slavery established in our colonies" (Edwards, History). This classic work ran into five editions, was expanded to five volumes in the last edition, which appeared in 1819, and was translated into French, German, Dutch, Portuguese, and Italian (Ragatz, Guide, 164–5). "It was a deservedly popular work" (Cox II, p. 228).

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      London: Oxford: Brethren's Society for the Furtherance of the Gospel. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1794. First English Edition. Hardcover. Western; Pioneer; AMERICANA; American Indian; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Engraved map; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xii,159,[1],234,233,[1], [22] pages; Loskiel, George Henry (TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN BY CHRISTIAN IGNATIUS LA TROBE. ) History of The Mission of The United Brethren among The Indians in North America In Three Parts. Modern full gilt paneled blue morocco, spine gilt. With large. Folding Map (a few minor repairs). Internally generally clean & crisp with contents VG+. This work describes artistic, spiritual, educational and political values of the American Indians. Considered by Sabin the best authority on the Delawares, Nautikokes, Shawnee and other tribes in Pennsylvania & New York. The labors of this mission lay chiefly among the Delawares, the Nautikokes, the Shawanese, and other tribes in Pennsylvania and New York, upon which it is the best authority, both as to tradition and facts, having been drawn up from the accounts furnished by Gottlieb Spangenberg and David Zeisberger, missionaries among the Indian tribes during forty years. Among the subjects narrated is that of the massacre of Gnaden-hutten and Salem. The translator has omitted some matter relative to former enemies of the mission. Part I. Is divided into eleven chapters, whose subject titles indicate a much wider range for the work, than the mere report of missions among the Indians. Among them are, “Hints concerning the Origin of the Indian Nations. ”---“Of the Language, Arts, and Sciences, known among the Indians. ” “Of their Religious Ceremonies and Superstition. ” “Of their Dress, Dwellings, and Housekeeping. ” “Marriages and Education of Children. ” Agriculture and Breeding of Cattle. ” “Of their Manner of Hunting and Fishing. ” “Diseases and Method of Curg, Funerals and Mourning. ” “Political Constitution of the Delawares and Iroquois. ” “Indian Manner of making War and Peace. ” Parts II. And III. Are devoted to the history of the Indians under the charge of the Moravian Mission. Among the subjects, is the narrative of that saddest of stories, the massacre of Gnadenhutten and Salem, ---saddest, most atrocious, most damnable record of human infamy and bloody shame. A remarkable omission occurs in La Trobe’s translation. A copy of the first edition had been presented to Zeisberger, who expressed the greatest regrets that the names of Eliot McKee, and other former enemies of the mission had been recorded, as they had since repented. At his request the names of many who had brought terrible misfortunes upon the missionaries and their converts, were omitted in this translation. ESTCT88588, Howes L-474; Field 952; Sabin 42110 ; Pilling-2322 Graphics of title page and large folding map available. .

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        Instruzione a i panattieri sul modo il piu facile e vantaggioso di far pane con le regole di scegliere, consevare, e macinare il grano, mantener la farina, apparecchiare e usare il lievito?

      dalle stampe di Giacomo Marsoner 1794 manipolare la pasta, costruir forni, e altre importanti cautele e preatiche relative al buon esito dell'operadel Signor Parmentier ? - in 16° - pp.2nn + VI + 4nn + 144 - Mezza pergamena - In perfetto stato di conservazione - Lievissime fioriture alla pagine

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        Afhandling rörande mechaniquen med tillämpning i synnerhet till bruk och bergverk. 1-2.

      Tryckt hos J.A. Carlbohm, Stockholm, 1794, 1800. (10), 46, 538 + (16), 574, (1) s. + 38 utvikbara planscher. Graverade titelblad. Del 1 med ett större antal tabeller i texten. Trevliga, samtida halvfranska band med stänkmarmorerade pärmar och snitt, förgyllda ryggtiteletiketter samt fem upphöjda bind. Pärmarna med lättare skrapmärken, del 2 med liten nagg vid rygghuvudet. Klistrade försättsbladen med samtida namnteckning samt liten diskret tillskrift. Inlagorna med ett fåtal obetydliga lagerfläckar, planscherna med ett fåtal smärre veck.. Fin uppsättning av detta klassiska arbete, dock utan den notoriskt svårfångade planschdelen till del 2. De 38 planscherna till del 1 bundna i slutet av volymen. 2 volymer

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        The Mysteries of Udolpho: A Romance

      London: G.G.& J. Robinson, 1794. Four volumes in modern quarter brown calf with gilt maroon title label and spine hubs over modern marbled boards. New endpapers, half titles not present. First edition Vol 1 428 pp, Vol 2 478 pp, Vol 3 463 pp, Vol 4 428 pp. Volume 1 pages 1 and 2 in facsimile. Volume 3 pages 371-374 in facsimile. Sporadic foxing throughout but still relatively clean. Vol 3 & 4 light staining to top edge. One of the best known books of Gothic Romance from Radcliffe it influenced a host of famous books over the next 50 years. Attractive set.. 1st. Leather. VG+. 12 Mo..

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        Plan of the Siege of Charlestown in South Carolina

      London, 1794. unbound. very good. Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 10" x 11 3/4". Incredibly rare early map of Charleston Harbor, illustrating the clash between British and American forces during the American Revolutionary War. Features geographical and topographical details, major routes, street plan, forts, ships and waterways. Originally printed by Faden in 1787, this map was published in Stedman's "History of the American War" in 1794. Minor offsetting, wear to original folds.

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        Diatomeentafeln. Zusammengestellt für einige Freunde. Als Manuskript gedruckt

      Ganzleder der Zeit mit farbigem Rückenschild. . Quart, 32 S., mit 81 fotolithographischen Tafeln. Geringfügig bestossen. Mit Schreibpapier durchschossenes Exemplar, darauf zahlreiche handschriftliche Anmerkungen sowie ein Register. Die Tafeln durch ein Daumenregister ergänzt. Teils gering fleckig, aber von sehr guter Gesamterhaltung. Erste und einzige Ausgabe. — Zuschreibung und Datierung des seltenen aber zum Thema ausgesprochen bekannten Werkes nach dem Katalog der British Library, von anderen wird auch Robert Kaye Greville (1794 -1866 ) als Autor angegeben. Vermutlich stammt das Werk aber von dem in die USA emigrierten Chemiker und Metallurgen Bernhard Moebius, dem Erfinder der Moebius-Elektrolyse (vgl. zu diesem NDB XVII, 605f.).

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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.

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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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