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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). Expertly bound to style in half calf over period grey paper covered boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, ruled in gilt on either side of each band, lettered in the second compartment. 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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        [AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT LETTER FROM ANDREW ELLICOTT TO THOMAS MIFFLIN, GOVERNOR OF PENNSYLVANIA]

      [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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        MEMORANDUMS, &c. &c. RESPECTING THE UNPRECEDENTED TREATMENT WHICH THE ARMY HAVE MET WITH RESPECTING PLUNDER TAKEN AFTER A SIEGE, AND OF WHICH PLUNDER THE NAVY SERVING WITH THE ARMY DIVIDED THEIR MORE THAN AMPLE SHARE, NOW FOURTEEN YEARS SINCE

      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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        A DEFENCE OF THE CONSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AGAINST THE ATTACK ON M. TURGOT IN HIS LETTER TO DR. PRICE

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

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

      London. 1794.. xxiv,520pp. plus eight plates (one folding) including portrait, plus folding map, [6]pp. index, and leaf of binding directions. Modern three- quarter calf and marbled boards, leather label. Tear in leaf F8 (pp.77-78) repaired, affecting a few letters of text but not the overall readability. Scattered light foxing. About very good. Styled the "Second Edition in London" on the titlepage. A classic account of southern natural history and exploration, with much material on the southern Indian tribes. For the period, Bartram's work is unrivaled. "...[He] wrote with all the enthusiasm and interest with which the fervent old Spanish friars and missionaries narrated the wonders of the new found world...he neglected nothing which would add to the common stock of human knowledge" - Field. "Unequalled for the vivid picturesqueness of its descriptions of nature, scenery, and productions" - Sabin. The folding map shows the eastern coast of Florida, from the River St. John to near Cape Canaveral. Chapter VI is entitled "Language and Manners [of the Muscogulges and Cherokees]." CLARK I:197. HOWES B223, "aa." PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 305. SERVIES 696. SABIN 3870. VAIL 852. FIELD 94.

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

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

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JAMES MONROE TO SENATOR JOHN LANGDON OF NEW HAMPSHIRE]

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

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

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

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        A Residence in France

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

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        INSTITUCIONES PRACTICAS DE LOS JUICIOS CIVILES ASI ORDINARIOS COMO EXTRAORDINARIOS EN TODOS SUS TRAMITES,

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

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        Chart of the Coast of America from Cape Hateras [sic] to Cape Roman from the actual surveys of Dl. Dunbibin Esq

      [Boston: John Norman, 1794]. Copper-engraved sea chart, on two joined sheets. Overall sheet size: 21 1/4 x 33 inches. An early issue of the earliest American chart of the North Carolina coast. Wheat and Brun, and others, speculate that the original version of this map was separately published in 1761, citing an advertisement in the September 14, 1761 Boston Gazette: "The Navigation on the Coast of North and South Carolina being very dangerous on account of the many Bars, Shoals, Sandbanks, Rocks, etc. The late Daniel Dunbibin, Esq. of North Carolina, has, at very great Expence and Labour, draughted the Sea Coast of both the Provinces in a large whole Sheet Chart of 33 inches by 23; together with all the Rivers, Bays, Inlets, Islands, Brooks, Bars, Shoals, Rocks, Soundings, Currents, &c. with necessary Directions to render the Navigation both easy and safe, and are much esteemed by the most expert Pilots..." No copy of this 1761 map is known to exist. It is believed, however, that John Norman re-used the original printing plate for this map, or closely copied a surviving example, when he published the first edition of his The American Pilot in 1791. This example of Norman's chart of the North Carolina coastline is present here in its third state (i.e., preceded by the 1761 first issue, and second issue copies from the 1791 and 1792 editions of Norman's pilot). This state can be discerned by the addition of "New Inlet" just north of Cape Fear. Additional issues were published through 1803. The American Revolution brought to an end Britain's leading role in the mapping of America. The task now fell to the American publishing industry, still in its infancy, but with first-hand access to the new surveys that were documenting the rapid growth of the nation. In particular, there was a need for nautical charts for use by the expanding New England commercial fleets. The first American marine atlas, Mathew Clark's A Complete Set of Charts of the Coast of America, was published in Boston in 1790. Two of Clark's charts had been engraved by John Norman, who was inspired to launch his own enterprise. In January 1790, Norman published a notice in the Boston Gazette stating he was currently engraving charts of all the coast of America on a large scale. These were assembled and published as The American Pilot, Boston, 1791. Norman's Pilot, the second American marine atlas, indeed the second American atlas of any kind, marked an advance over the earlier work of Mathew Clark. New editions of the Pilot appeared in 1792 and 1794, and after John Norman's death, his son, William, brought out editions in 1794, 1798, 1801, and 1803. Despite the seemingly large number of editions, The American Pilot is one of the rarest of all American atlases, and one of the very few published during the eighteenth century. Wheat and Brun (pps. 198-199) locate just ten complete copies for the first five editions: 1791 (Huntington, Harvard); 1792 (LC, Clements); 1794(1) (LC, JCB, Boston Public); 1794(2) (Yale); 1798 (LC, Boston Public). Provenance: de- accessioned by the Museum of the City of New York. Wheat & Brun Maps & Charts Published in America before 1800 580 (third state); Phillips, p. 872 (1798 edition); Printed Maps of the Carolinas 24; cf. Wroth, Some Contributions to Navigation, pp. 32-33.

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

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

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        ... Views in the Mysore Country

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

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        [Untitled] London - Oxford Street - West End

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

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        No. 6 - Buffalo Hunt, Chase

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

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

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

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        Goodenia Ramosifsima

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        THIRD CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: AT THE FIRST SESSION...AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE SECOND INSTALMENT [sic] DUE ON A LOAN MADE OF THE BANK OF THE UNITED STATES [caption title]

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

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        NOVA ARTE DE ESCREVER. OFFERECIDA AO PRINCIPE NOSSO SENHOR, PARA INSTRUCÇÃO DA MOCIDADE:

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

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