The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1794

        The Mysteries of Udolpho

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

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Il Morgante Maggiore

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

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Trial of William Skirving

      Edinburgh,: James Robertson, n.d. but, 1794.. Octavo, frontispiece portrait tipped onto binder's stub, some browning, corner of one page missing not affecting text (pp. 143/4); good in modern black cloth. Rare contemporary account of the trial of the Scottish Martyr William Skirving, who was transported to Australia for sedition for fourteen years, departing aboard the Surprise in May of 1794.Skirving was an intelligent and industrious man with liberal political views: from 1790 onwards he became involved in popular campaigns for political change, rising to secretary of the Scottish Association of the Friends of the People in 1792. Skirving and his fellow patriots advocated legal parliamentary reform yet the movement was misconstrued as revolutionary by the State based on the republican sentiments expressed at the first convention, and notably because of their provocative habit of addressing each other as "Citizen", an uncomfortable echo of the rhetoric preceding the revolution in France.After a horrific voyage Skirving arrived in Port Jackson in October 1794, and was granted a farm in present-day Petersham. Skirving's health declined in Australia, doubtless exacerbated by the loneliness of separation from his wife and two sons. He passed away in 1796 under the care of Surgeon George Bass. This work includes a striking frontispiece portrait by John Kay of "Citizen Skirving", honoured as 'A Tried Patriot and an Honest Man.'.Ferguson, 197.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

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

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

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
 4.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 5.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Wallis’s Tour Through England and Wales, A New Geographical Pastime

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

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
 6.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Map of the State of Kentucky; with the Adjoining Territories

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

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
 7.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 8.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Beiträge zur Entwicklungsgeschichte des Hühnchens im Eye

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stefan Wulf]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        La Conversion de la Madalena

      Valencia: Salvador Fauli, 1794 Valencia, Spain: Salvador Fauli, 1794. Full title: La Conversion de la Madalena, en Que se Ponen Los Tres Estados que Tuvo de Pecadora, de Penitente, I de Gracia. The Conversion of the Madalena, with the Three States of Pecadora, Penitent, and Grace. xxxii, 464 pp. Period tree calf, leather spine label lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers. From the library of Fr. Platon Vallejo, son of General Vallejo and the first native-born Californian to receive a medical degree. Signed by him [presumed] on front pastedown. Gift inscription to him by historian Enrique Cerruti, dated Feb 22, 1875 in Monterey. Old newspaper clipping concerning the unveiling of a portrait of General Vallejo is laid in. Covers rubbed, small losses at corners and spine ends, label lacks about 40%; both free endpapers partly attached to flyleaves [as made?], about 1/2 pages lightly dampsoiled. Firmly bound. Between Good and Very Good. An extremely scarce volume, even without the dual association status. Jeff Harvey L 27

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 11.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      London, printed for E. Law and Son; and G. G. and J. Robinson, 1794.. 4 volumes in bound in 2, complete set, 4th edition corrected, 1794. 8vo, 220 x 130 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, 65 folding engraved illustrations, pages: (4), xvi, 267; (4), xii, 280; (4), xii, 296; (4), xvi, 367, rebound in half leather over marbled sides, gilt rules and lettering to spine. The spine of the second volume should read "VOL. III & IV" but the binder has omitted to stamp "& IV", on the second volume also the leather around the title has lightened slightly, a couple of pages slightly dusty, very occasional slight fingermark, light brown staining to 2 lower margins, small ink spot to 1 lower margin, occasional very pale browning to margins, 16 small ink notes (1 or 2 words written above the text), small closed tear to 1 margin, neatly repaired, small hole in 1 page with loss of page number, small chip to 1 fore-edge, fore-edge margin to 3 plates browned, inner margin browned on 1 plate, very pale offsetting on a few plates, tiny hole in 1 plate margin. Bindings tight and firm. A very good sturdy set. The contents of each volume are set out on the half-titles, Volume I: Arithmetical and Mechanical Experiments; Volume II: Experiments in Optics, Chromatics and Acoustics; Volume III: Electrical and Magnetical Experiments; Volume IV: Experiments in Pneumatics, Hydrology, and Pyrotechnics. With an Appendix of Miscellaneous Recreations. This Appendix pages 175-295, contains the conjuring, magic and card tricks, "Several of the Recreations in this Appendix have, in fact, but little relation to experimental philosophy, especially those that depend on a dextrous manoeuvre; but as experiments of this kind are commonly found in books of mathematical recreations, it seemed requisite to insert some of the most entertaining among them at the end of this treatise" (author's note). See Toole Stott, A Bibliography of English Conjuring 1581-1876 page 137 No. 392. For the fireworks section pages 127-171, see Chris Philip, A Bibliography of Firework Books, page 73, No. H110.2-5. Philip points out that Hooper states that much of this work stems from Guyot (Nouvelles Recreations Physiques et Mathematiques - 1786). "We shall here add the description of a new method of imitating artificial fireworks, which appears to be the invention of the ingenious M. Guyot" (Volume IV page 156). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
 12.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

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

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

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
 13.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


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

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
 14.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards:

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

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
 15.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

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

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

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
 16.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


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

      [Bookseller: poor mans books]
 17.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

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

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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 18.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

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

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

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
 19.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

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

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

      [Bookseller: St. Wulfstans Books]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      London: R. Faulder, 1794. About fine. Rarely found with all the plates. First edition in English (translated by Thomas Taylor) Three volumes, xvi, 444p; [iv], 383p; [iv], 323p, [i, errata]. 2 folding maps and 4 fine folding copper-engraved plates. Later binding by F.W. Hawkins & Son, Birmingham in quarter dark green pebbled morocco with cloth sides and marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and rules & "Pausanias. Greek geographer and traveler... traveled widely in Greece, Macedonia, Asia, Palestine and Egypt.... Some of what he describes he actually saw himself, some he read in book that may have been as much as 300 years old at the time he wrote, and some of his information he gleaned from talking to the natives of the regions he visited... the material he preserved in his work from the ancient writings and his own observations, and the information he picked up, make his work a rich source of information about religious cults and mythology; it provides the most complete clue existing to the monuments of art and architecture of ancient Greece; it contains historical data that might otherwise have been lost; and its topographical notices are a primary source for scholars and archaeologists. Heinrich Schliemann..., discoverer of the rich Circle Graves of Mycenae, was led to the site from reading Pausanias." (Avery. New Century Classical Handbook, p. 829).& Graesse V, p. 178; Hoffman II, p. 51 (printed for Edward Jeffrey).

      [Bookseller: First Folio]
 21.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      London: Published by C.Knight, 1794. Hand-coloured stipple engraving, printed on laid paper. Fair condition with some overall light soiling, minor foxing, mild surface abrasions and patches of adhesive residue in the margins. Slight discolouration of the paper due to age. 17 3/4 x 22 3/8 inches. 18 7/8 x 24 inches. A fine print of a group of gentlemen indulging in the popular leisurely pursuit of ice-skating on a cold winter's day. This charming plate was engraved by the accomplished French draughtsman and print seller Victor Marie Picot after a Loutherbourg painting entitled, "A Winter Morning, with a Party Skating". The skaters in this lively image appear to be truly enjoying themselves. There is a discernible comic element as some of the clumsy skaters brace themselves from falling to the ice while other more agile participants engage in fancy skating tricks. On the side of the pond congregate groups of spectators in the process of getting fitted for skates in anxious anticipation of joining in the amusement. Encircled by the type of romantic landscape for which Loutherbourg was renowned, the scene is endowed with an almost theatrical quality, which was undoubtedly influenced by his experience as a scene painter. The son of a court painter in Darmstadt, the versatile artist Philippe Jacques Loutherbourg was born in Fulda, Germany and was a pupil of J. H. Tischbein and Carle Vanloo and Francis Casanova the elder in Paris. His romantic landscapes, battle scenes, portraits, and biblical subjects were highly esteemed and lauded by influential colleagues such as Diderot. He frequently exhibited at the Salon and became a venerated member of the Académie Royale in 1767. In 1771, he moved to England, where he was employed as the principal scenery designer at London's Drury Lane Theatre. His creative and minutely detailed sets revolutionized the genre of scene painting, and he soon began dabbling in costume design. Loutherbourg once again astounded contemporaries in 1782 with his pioneering invention of the 'Eidophusikon,' a novel variety of moving panorama that was accompanied by music. His substantial and varied oeuvre also included book illustrations and a series of aquatints of British scenery that was published in 1801 and 1805. Aside from a brief trip to Switzerland in 1782, he remained in London for the duration of his life and became heavily engrossed in mysticism. Cf. Dictionary of National Biography; cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, vol 10, p. 892.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 22.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

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

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

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
 23.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Philadelphia: Printed for Mathew Carey..., 1794.. [4],336pp. plus folding table and folding map. Contemporary tree calf, spine gilt, leather label. Minor staining to boards. Slight loss to corner of titlepage, with loss of the S in "NOTES." Minor staining to last leaf, otherwise internally clean. Some minor loss along fold of map; two other tears skillfully repaired with tissue. Overall, about very good. The second American edition of Jefferson's famous work, and the first American edition to contain a map. This is the only book- length work by Jefferson to be published in his lifetime, and has been called "one of America's first permanent literary and intellectual landmarks." It was largely written in 1781 and first published in Paris, in French, in 1785, then published in English in London in 1787. Written in the form of answers to questions about Virginia, the book supplies a description of the geography, with an abundance of supporting material and unusual information. As J.M. Edelstein notes: "Jefferson wrote about things which interested him deeply and about which he knew a great deal; the NOTES, therefore, throws a fascinating light on his tastes, curiosities, and political and social opinions." The map which accompanies this edition was executed by Samuel Lewis and depicts Virginia in considerable detail. The story of the creation of this book and its publishing history is an interesting one. It is told fully by Millicent Sowerby in her catalogue of Jefferson's library, where it occupies some thirty pages in small type. This edition includes appendices containing Charles Thomson's notes on Jefferson's original text, his "Draught of a Fundamental Constitution for the Commonwealth of Virginia" and "An Act for Establishing Religious Freedom." The table describes Indian tribes of Virginia. A nice copy of this important work, complete with map. HOWES J78. SABIN 35898. CLARK I:262. SOWERBY, JEFFERSON'S LIBRARY 4167. ADAMS, THE EYE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON 57. EVANS 27162.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening. Collected from designs and observations now in the possession of the different noblemen and gentlemen, for whose use they were originally made. The whole tending to establish fixed principles in the art of laying out ground

      London: printed by W. Bulmer & Co., sold by J. & J. Boydell and G. Nicol, [1794]. Oblong folio. (10 1/4 x 14 inches). 10 hand-coloured aquatints engravings (1 folding, 3 double-page), each with one or more overslips, and 6 aquatint plates printed in black with a single tint added (4 with one or more overslips), 2 wood-engraved illustrations, 1 wood-engraved tailpiece, bound without the half title. Expertly bound to style in 18th- century half russia over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spine divided into six compartments by fillets and a Greek-key roll, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, the others alternately decorated with a large centrally-placed vase and flower spray tool, with foliate cornerpieces and a large centrally-placed goblet and birds tool with foliate cornerpieces, gilt edges. The first of Repton's three great works on landscape gardening. Humphry Repton was the main successor to Lancelot "Capability" Brown as an improver of grounds for the English gentry in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. He was particularly noted for his Red Books. These were produced for each individual client and were made up from a manuscript description of his proposed improvements bound with Repton's own watercolour drawings of the grounds, with his proposed alterations displayed on an overlay. The present work is made up to a large degree of extracts from the Red Books of 57 houses which Repton had been called upon to improve. A list of these houses, their location and their owners is given in a valuable two-page list towards the front of this volume. The work is broken down into various chapters: Concerning Buildings, Concerning Water, Concerning Approaches, etc. In each chapter Repton selects the relevant section from each Red Book that is helpful to the point he is trying to make. In addition to the specific ideas that he is trying to convey, Repton also enters the fray on behalf of "Capability" Brown. The theoreticians, Payne Knight and Uvedale Price, had both written disparagingly of Brown's work and Repton here answers their arguments, a lengthy letter that Repton wrote to Price in July 1794 is quoted in full. The work ends with an intriguing list of sixteen "Sources of pleasure in Landscape Gardening" and William Wyndham's letter to Repton in support of his theories: "Places are not to be laid out with a view to their appearance in a picture, but to their uses, and the enjoyment of them in real life, and their conformity to those purposes is that which constitutes their true beauty: with this view gravel walks, and neat mown lawns ... are in perfect good taste, and infinitely more conformable to the principles which form the basis of our pleasure in these instances, than the docks and thistles, and litter and disorder, that may make a much better figure in a picture." The plates echo the watercolours with which Repton invariably illustrated the Red Books. He makes extensive use of movable flaps or slides - generally to explain the effect he is trying to create by showing the property before his improvements (with the flap down) and after, with the flaps lifted. The quality of the aquatints is exceptional, and the folding view of the Duke of Portland's house Welbeck Abbey in Nottinghamshire is particularly interesting as it apparently shows Repton and his assistants at work on a survey of the estate. Abbey Scenery 388; Archer 280.1; ESTC t073696; Henrey III, 1269; RIBA III, 405; Tooley 400.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 25.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        A Chart of the Gulf of Florida or New Bahama Channel, commonly called the Gulf Passage, between Florida, the Isle of Cuba, & the Bahama Islands: from the journals, observations and draughts of Mr. Chas. Roberts, master of the Rl. Navy, compared with the surveys of Mr. George Gauld &ca

      London: printed for W. Faden, 1 August 1794. Copper-engraved map, hand- coloured in outline. Good condition, with small neat repairs to fold and upper and lower margin, old light creasing. 24 x 30 1/4 inches. A spectacular and rare sea-chart of southern Florida, the Keys, the north coast of Cuba and the Bahamas. The British Admiralty assigned George Gauld, a Scots-born surveyor, the task of charting the difficult waters off the Gulf Coast of West Florida. Between 1764 and 1781 Gauld mapped an area that extended from New Orleans to the western coast of modern-day Florida. Recognizing the importance of his work to all those who travelled in the area, Gauld readily shared his work with scientific societies in America. During the Revolutionary War, Gauld was forced to suspend his work in the Dry Tortugas and Florida Keys due to attacks by American privateers, and in 1781, he was taken prisoner at the Siege of Pensacola. He was subsequently taken to Havana and then New York, before being repatriated to England, where he died shortly afterwards. Cf. Ware, John D. George Gauld, Surveyor and Cartographer of the Gulf Coast (Gainesville, Fla.: Univ. of Florida, 1982).

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 26.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        A General Plan for laying out Towns and Townships

      London,: n.d., but, 1794.. Octavo, large folding plate of plans with early handcolouring in red; bound in original heavy pink card wrappers, a bit faded, with early manuscript title to front. Very scarce first edition of this model for the planning and building of an ideal colonial settlement under British rule, published in 1794 as a guide for free settlers and government officials alike. Although not specifically contemplating colonial town-planning in New South Wales, its date makes this a significant publication for the laying-out of early outlying settlements such as the so-called Macquarie towns along the Hawkesbury River, or the more ambitious distant settlements such as Newcastle in the north or Bathurst and Orange to the west. Sharp's text formed part of a very small canon of town-planning literature that would have been available to the colonists. At a later date issues of urban design were more in the forefront of colonial planning, so that Colonel Light's Adelaide, for example, had a grid of streets long before it had a colonist.Sharp (1735-1813), a prominent abolitionist, is also remembered as the tutor to Omai, and took an active interest in all of the British colonies. He firmly believed that better social conditions for slaves but also for all of the lower classes including convicts would result in a more equitable society. As a result, this work is of considerable architectural and town planning interest as it reflects a sort of ideal city, a hybrid of military planning and civil law, that clearly sheets back to earlier classical and particularly Roman ideas. The work dates from a period in which such proposals were actively solicited and keenly studied by officials and settlers alike, chiefly because the founding and building of entire cities from scratch was fundamental to British colonial policy. Sharp himself considered that his great achievement was the founding of Freetown in Sierra Leone in 1787, established by freed African slaves sent from England. Sharp's interest in the Pacific was encouraged by the time he spent with Omai: while the famous Raitaean was staying with Joseph Banks he was taught the rudiments of writing by Sharp. He explained the method he used in his An English alphabet: for the use of foreigners (1786). The record shows that Sharp tutored Omai regularly for a month, but by 6 April 'Omai was so taken up with engagements that I could have no more opportunity of giving him lessons, which were but fifteen in all'. Just over a decade after Omai returned to Huahine with Cook, Sharp published An English alphabet, probably in anticipation of a need for such a work in the spread of the gospel in the South Seas.A second edition of this General Plan for laying out Towns and Townships was printed in 1804. Despite its evident Australian interest we have traced only microfilm or electronic copies in Australian libraries.Goldsmiths', 16046; Sabin, 79821.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 27.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Geschichte der Geistlichkeit während der französischen Revolution. Der englischen Nation gewidmet durch den Abbé Barruel. Übersetzt von Heinrich Collinet

      Münster, Theissing 1794. 16 cm. 16, 190, (2 weiß) Seiten Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit - Fromm 2014 - Erstausgabe der Übersetzung von "Histoire du clergé pendant la révolution française"; im selben Jahr erschienen zwei weitere. Abbé Barruel (1741 - 1820), seit 1756 Jesuit, floh 1792 vor der Revolution nach England, kam 1803 nach Paris zurück und wurde Ehrendomherr an Notre Dame (Buchberger I, 988f). Das Werk enthält detaillierte Abhandlungen über die Verfolgung der Geistlichkeit sowie Gegenreden gegen die Konstitution für die Geistlichkeit. Als Urheber der Verfolgung der Geistlichkeit werden "politische Sophisten" und Atheisten wie Mirabeau, Bayle, Voltaire, Condorcet, Lamettrie und Hobbes benannt. Etwas berieben und fleckig -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
 28.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Elements and Practice of Rigging and Seamanship. Two volumes in one

      London: Davis Steel, 1794.. First Edition. Brown tooled leather cover with gilt titles. G : in Good condition. Some foxing and staining within. 20th century rebind with new endpapers. 270mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). xv; 425pp; 147pp. Volume I: Mast-making, Rope-making, Anchor-making, Sail-making, Block-making, and rigging. Volume II: Seamanship, Naval tactics, and Tables.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
 29.   Check availability:     UKBookworld     Link/Print  

        A Narrative of the Campaign in India which terminated in the war with Tippoo Sultan in 1792

      London: W. Bulmer for G. Nicol, 1794. 4to. (10 5/8 x 8 3/8 inches). 9 engraved maps and plates (some folding). Full contemporary tree calf, covers bordered in gilt, spine richly gilt in compartments, red morocco lettering piece in the second. A fine copy in a lovely contemporary binding of an important account of British India and the third Anglo- Mysore war. Alexander Dirom here gives a largely first-hand account of the final campaign in the Third Anglo-Mysore War, including the seige of Seringapatam, and covering a period between the spring of 1791 and the beginning of March 1792 when Tipu Sultan sued for peace with General Cornwallis, and eventually surrendered his two sons as hostages. Alexander Dirom, who served as Deputy Adjutant-General during the war was well placed to provide an informed account of events, and apparently compiled this work, with the help of fellow officers, on the voyage home. The first edition was published in 1793; the present second edition appeared in the following year. The work was admired by Lowndes: "A very amusing and entertaining detail [sic.] of the operations which closed the late Indian war in 1792." This fine copy with provenance to the grandson of an important British figure in India, Major General Edward Robert Clive (1725-1774). Also known as "Clive of India," he is credited with helping to establish the military and political supremacy of the East India Company in Southern India and Bengal, securing India, and the wealth that followed, for the British crown. Lowndes I, p.620.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        A Narrative of the Campaign in India Which Terminated with the War with Tippoo Sultan in 1792

      London, W. Bulmer and Co. sold by G. Nicol; and J. Sewell, 1794.. later edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. Second Edition 1794, 4to 27x22 cms, engraved frontis view of Seringapatam plus a further 8 plates - 3 maps (of which 2 folding); 5 other plates (2 folding), one short closed handling tear to folding table. xv; [1]; pp300, bound in later half calf, one tiny tear to spine, marbled covers worn but in excellent condition. One or two of the plates a little close trimmed else a very good or better copy.&

      [Bookseller: finecopy]
 31.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        A NARRATIVE OF THE CAMPAIGN IN INDIA, WHICH TERMINATED THE WAR WITH TIPPOO SULTAN IN 1792. With maps and plans illustrative of the subject, and a view of Seringapatam

      London, printed by W. Bulmer and Co. and sold by G. Nicol; and J. Sewell, 1794.. SECOND EDITION, 1794 (first published in 1793), 4to, approximately 275 x 215 mm, 11 x 8½ inches, engraved frontispiece view of Seringapatam, 3 maps, 2 folding, 3 plans, 2 folding, and 2 plates, 1 showing the advanced Guard of the Mahratta Army, 1 showing the Seal of State of Tipu Sultan with a translation and notes below, pages xv, (1), 300, bound in half calf over marbled boards, modern reback with raised bands, gilt rules, gilt lettered morocco label, recornered. Marbled paper rubbed and chipped, inner paper hinges cracked, tissue guard to frontispiece foxed, small closed tear with no loss to inner margin of large folding sheet at page 295 (Finances of East India Company in 1793), slight browning to 3 leaves of Glossary, single worm hole in lower corner of pages 285-300, rear endpaper and pastedown affected with small loss to corner. Binding tight and firm, a very good copy. Alexander Dirom (1757?1830), was a Scottish career soldier who served in the West Indies from 1780 to 1784. After a period on half pay, Dirom obtained a commission with the 52nd (Oxfordshire) foot, stationed in Madras. From 1790 to 1792 he served as deputy adjutant-general of the forces engaged in the Third Anglo-Mysore War. On the way home he worked on this account of the campaign. In England he served on the staff and was promoted lieutenant-general in 1814. Lowndes, Volume I, page 650: "A very amusing and entertaining detail of the operations which closed the late Indian war in 1792." MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
 32.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        An Accurate Map of the Islands and Channels between China and New Holland

      London,: R. Wilkinson, 1 January, 1794.. Engraved map, 265 x 338mm., contemporary handcolouring, a lovely impression, early manuscript "42" in ink to lower right margin. A second marvellous map, the companion to Wilkinson's map of the east coast of Australia. This map of South-East Asia is rather usefully designed to show the islands between Canton at top left and the Torres Strait in the bottom right, giving an overview of the waters which in the 1790s were seeing the beginnings of what would become the established China/India to New Holland trade, with its famous waterways such as the Straits of Sunda and Malacca, and the Sulu Sea. In fact, as an overview of this burgeoning trade, the map could scarcely be bettered.The map was originally included in Robert Wilkinson's A General Atlas, being A Collection of Maps of the World (1794).

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Critik der reinen Vernunft

      Riga, Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1794.: 18th Century; Philosophy; Rare Books. 8°.. Hardcover. Originaler Pappband mit Rückenschildchen. Der schlichte Einband etwas stärker berieben. Allerdings in sehr firmer, guter Erhaltung. Besonders der Zustand des Bucblockes ist hervorzuheben. Text sehr sauber - Stockfleckenfreies Exemplar ! Rot kolorierter Schnitt. / Original Hardcoverbinding. Binding rubbed but tight and especially the text very clean and without any foxing. Includes both errata-leaves.

      [Bookseller: Old Head Books & Collections]
 34.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

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

      Berry, 3e annee de l&#39;ere re?publicaine, 1794-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 10 volume set. Engraved Frontispieces. 8vo. (20 cm) Aquamarine boards. Very good bindings. Covers generally very good, with a few minor scuffs. Clean, unmarked pages. A quality set. This edition was printed during the Revolutionary period. <br> Better known as dâ&#128;&#153;Histoire des deux Indes, Raynalâ&#128;&#153;s work was extremely influential in late 18th century enlightenment thought. Raynal covered the history of European companies in eastern India and the New World, showing the influence of the great geographical discoveries of civilization. The Histoire covered the Portuguese colonies in the East, as well as the British, French, Spanish and the Dutch colonies. Raynal discusses the European conquest of America, highlighting the atrocities of the slave trade on the coast of Guinea and the British and French colonies in North America. The Historie also contains a series of essays on religion, politics, war, trade, moral philosophy, etc. (Most of the philosophy being the work of Diderot.) In the third edition, which was banned by Louis XVIâ&#128;&#153;s regime for its depiction of Hispaniola, Raynal proclaims his intent "To advocate humanity, truth, freedom!" Napoleon was said to have a disciple of Raynal, and took Lâ&#128;&#153;Histoire with him during his Egyptian campaigns. Lâ&#128;&#153;Histoire des deux Indes est cependant consideree a lâ&#128;&#153;heure actuelle comme lâ&#128;&#153;encyclopedie du monde colonial et la bible de lâ&#128;&#153;anticolonialisme a lâ&#128;&#153;age des Lumieres. On la cite parmi les ouvrages quâ&#128;&#153;a pu lire Toussaint Louverture. (Gustave Vapereau, Universal Dictionary of Literature, Paris, Hachette, 1876, p. 496.)<br><br> Contents: T. 1: Livre 1, Decouvertes, guerres, conquetes des Portugais dans les Indes orientales. --Livre 2, Etablissemens, guerres, politique et commerce des Hollandois dans les Indes orientales. --T. 2: Livre 3, Etablissemens, commerce et conquetes des Anglois dans les Indes occidentales. --Livre 4, Voyages, etablissemens, guerres et commerce des François dans les Indes occidentales. --T. 3: Livre 5, Commerce du Danemarck, d&#39;Ostende, de la Suede, de la Prusse, de l&#39;Espagne, de la Russie aux Indes Orientales. Questions importantes sur les liaisons de l&#39;Europe avec les Indes. --Livre 6, Decouverte de l&#39;Amerique. Conquete du Mexique. Etablissemens espagnols dans cette partie du Nouveau-Monde. --T. 4: Livre 7, Conquetes du Perou par les Espagnols. Changemens arrives dans cet empire, depuis qu&#39;il a change de domination. --Livre 8, Conquetes du Chili et du Paraguay par les Espagnols. Details des evevemens qui ont accompagne et suivi l&#39;invasion. Principes sur lesquels cette puissance conduit ses colonies. --T. 5: Livre 9, Etablissemens des Portugais dans le Bresil. Guerres qu&#39;ils y ont soutenues. Productions et richesses de cette colonie. --Livre 10, Etablissemens des nations europeennes dans le grand Archipel de l&#39;Amerique. --T. 6: Livre 11, Les Europeens vont acheter en Afrique des cultivateurs pour les Antilles. Maniere dont se fait ce commerce. Productions dues aux travaux des esclaves. --Livre 12, Etablissemens des Espagnols, des Hollandois et des Danois, dans les isles de l&#39;Amerique. --T. 7: Livre 13, Etablissemens des François dans les isles de l&#39;Amerique. --Livre 14, Etablissemens des Anglois dans les isles de l&#39;Amerique. --T. 8: Livre 15, Etablissemens des François dans l&#39;Amerique septentrionale. Sur quelle base portoit l&#39;espoir de leur prosperite ? Que produisirent ces combinaisons ?. --Livre 16, Un nouvel ordre des choses s&#39;etablit dans les colonies françoises de l&#39;Amerique septentrionale. A quoi aboutissent ces nouvelles combinaisons. --Livre 17, Colonies angloises de la baie d&#39;Hudson, du Canada, de l&#39;isle Saint-Jean, de Terre-Neuve, de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, de la Nouvelle-Angleterre, de la Nouvelle-York, de la Nouvelle-Jersey. --T. 9: Livre 18, Colonies angloises fondees dans la Pensilvanie, dans le Maryland, dans la Virginie, dans la Caroline, dans la Georgie et dans la Floride. Considerations generales sur tous ces etablissemens. --T. 10: Livre 19, Religion ; Gouvernement ; Politique ; Guerre ; Marine ; Commerce ; Agriculture ; Manufactures ; Population ; ImpoÌ&#130;ts ; Credit public ; Beaux arts et belles-lettres ; Philosophie ; Morale ; Reflexions sur le bien et le mal que la decouverte du Nouveau Monde a fait aÌ&#128; l&#39;Europe

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
 35.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Cary&#39;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. .

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
 36.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


      Londres, J. Edwards, 1794.. avec les plantes dont ils se nourissent; et le detail exact de leurs differents changemens, des endroits qu'ils frequentent dans l'etat ailé, et de leurs noms vulgaires ou scientifiques donnés et etablis par la Societé des Aureliens Anglois. Dessine grave et colorie d'apres les sujets vivants.The Aurelian. a Natural History of English Moths and Butterflies, Together With the Plants on which they Feed. Also a faithful Account of their respective Changes, their usual Haunts when in the winged State, and their standard Names as established by the Society of Aurelians. Drawn, engraved, and coloured, from the natural subjects themselves. THIRD EDITION, 1794. Folio, approximately 410 x 315 mm, 16 x 12½ inches, TEXT IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH. Hand coloured engraved title in French, 1 unnumbered anatomical key plate, plus 44 full page hand coloured engraved plates of butterflies, moths and pupae etc., pages: 1-145 plus 4 pages of index, bound in full contemporary dark green straight-grain morocco, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, gilt decoration to edges of covers, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Binding worn and rubbed, rebacked preserving the original spine, uneven fading to covers, 1 plate has lower margin renewed, not affecting image, pale soiling to many margins, a few plates have pale browning and spotting, a few plates have small patches of clumsy colouring by colorist, occasional pale offset, 1 plate has small patch of brown stain in inner blank part of plate, not affecting image, several closed tears to margins neatly repaired, not affecting images, 2 small repairs to bottom of title page, occasional small brown stain to text, all text legible, an acceptable working copy of a famous entomological book. See: A Bibliography of British Lepidoptera 1608-1799, by Arthur A. Linsey, page 166 No. 234. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
 37.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Culpeper&#39;s English Physician and Complete Herbal : To which are now first added, upwards of one hundred additional herbs, with a display of their medicinal and occult properties, physically applied to the cure of all disorders incident to mankind

      London : Printed for the Proprietor, by Lewis & Roden, Paternoster-Row; And sold at the British Directory Office, Ave-Maria-Lane; And by Champante & Whitrow, Jewry-Street, Aldgate, [no date - c. 1794 (date of dedication)] . 0. Second edition. 2 volumes bound as one. A very good full leather binding. 4to. 10.75" x 8.5" x 2". pp.16/pp.398/[2pp.]/pp.256 , well-illustrated with all 43 full-page engraved plates (some hand coloured), as called for. Original boards, dark brown full calf, professionally rebacked, the spine with 5 raised bands and recent brown leather title label. Recent plain endpapers (handmade paper). Engraved portrait frontis of &#39;Mr. Nicholas Culpeper, J. Pass sculp&#39;. Outer edge carefully strengthened. Printed title (undated) followed by dedication to Thomas Dunckerly Esq. Provincial Grand Master and dated &#39;In the Year of Masonry 5798 (actually 1794). Clear English text throughout, with just the odd brown spot, well-illustrated with 29 (numbered) full-page plates of plants, neatly hand coloured. Followed by the second volume, with a red-tinted engraved frontis (of a naked male surrounded by signs of the zodiac - there is also a similar image of a naked female after p.11). The printed title page states the printers as: "London: Printed by George Sidney, Green Arbour Court, for the Author, and sold at the British Directory-Office, Ave-Maria-Lane; and by Champante and Whitrow, Jewry-street, Aldgate." The engravings of the male and female are by "Dodd Delin. Prattent Sculp ". Again the text is clean (except for some toning to the index) and there are a further 11 full page red-tinted engravings (numbered 30 - 40) of human physiology. Ebenezer Sibly (1751-1800) was an English physician, astrologer and writer on the occult. Sibly is celebrated for the natal horoscope he cast of the United States of America, published in 1787 and still cited. As a student of medicine, he became interested in the theories on animal magnetism of Anton Mesmer, joining Mesmer&#39;s Harmonic Philosophical School. Sibley also taught himself the basics of occultism. In 1784 he joined the Freemasons, and the dedication to the 1790 edition of A new and complete illustration of the occult sciences was to "the Ancient and Honourable fraternity of "Free and Accepted Masons". Four years later, he dated the dedication of his new edition of Culpeper&#39;s English Physician And Complete Herbal "To Thomas Dunckerly, Provincial Grand Master... in the year of Masonry 5798". He published the New and Complete Illustration of the Occult Sciences in four volumes, 1784. In the same year Sibley also completed A Key to the Physic and the Occult Sciences, a systematic statement of his occult philosophy. Like Mesmer, he suggested that the world was animated by a universal spirit, the operative agent in both astrology and healing work. This spirit works on matter and can be used by the magician for his purposes. This understanding would become standard for magical thought through the century and anticipates the more heralded work of Éliphas Lévi. Also included in the Key, published a supplement to the famous work on herbal medicine by Nicolas Culpepper. As an astrologer he is said to have used the Placidian system. As a student of alchemy, he translated Bernard of Treviso (the fountain allegory). Sibly wrote a book called Universal System of Natural History in 1794 in the book he claimed that the White Race was the first on earth he said: &#147;We must consider white as the stock whence all others have sprung, Adam and Eve and all their posterity, till the time of the deluge were white; in the first age of the world no black nation was to be found on the face of the earth.&#148; Sibly believed that no humans had reached Africa until after the dispersal from Babel, that the continents first inhabitants had been white and that Africans had become dark only as a result of the actions of the climate there over successive generations." - See Wikipedia / Gale Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology / Ars Quatuor Coronatorum, 24 (l911), 81-106. **** "...It is interesting to note that, once again, the ubiquitous Thomas Dunkerly, so important in the fortunes of many degrees in Freemasonry was also describing himself in 1793 as Grand Commander of the Society of Ancient Masons of the Diluvian Order of Royal Ark Mariners. It was Dunkerly who appointed one Brother Ebenezer Sibley, another man of considerable ability in several fields, as his Deputy. Shortly before Dunkerley&#39;s death it was Sibley who welcomed Lord Rancliffe as the next Grand Commander..." - Northants&HuntsMark - Royal Ark Mariners Degree **** Full title reads: Culpeper&#39;s English physician and compelete herbal : To which are now first added, upwards of one hundred additional herbs, with a display of their medicinal and occult properties, physically applied to the cure of all disorders incident to mankind. To which are annexed, rules for compounding medicine according to the true system of nature ; forming a complete family dispensatory, and natural system of physic / Beautified and enriched with engravings of upwards of four hundred and fifty different plants, and a set of anatomical figures. Illustrated with notes and observations, critical and explanatory. By E. Sibly. .

      [Bookseller: Beckham Books Ltd]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Rare Official Land Grant Indenture, Ohio Company, Washington County

      Ohio - USA, 1794. This is an original Ohio Company deed, granting 100 acre of land to Benjamin Dana and his heirs in Southern Ohio - known as the Donation Tract. Signed by the officers of the Ohio Company, Rufus Putnam, Manasseh Cutler, Griffin Greene and Robert Oliver, dated 19 February 1794, Washington County, sealed and delivered in the presence of Thomas Lord. Single page, measuring approximately 13 inches x 8 inches (33cm x 20cm). In very good and original condition. Extremely Rare. The Ohio Company was organized by officers who served in General Washington&#39;s Army, and was charted by Congress in 1787. The following year the company opened the first settlement in the Northwest Territory at Marietta, Ohio. The signatures attached to the indenture are those of officers who served with distinction in the American Revolution. The Donation Tract was a land tract in southern Ohio that was established by the Congress late in the 18th century to buffer Ohio Company lands against Indians. Congress gave 100-acre lots to men who settled on the land. This marked the first time that federal land was given without charge to specified settlers, predating the more famous Homestead Act of 1862 by seventy years. . Signed.

      [Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts, ]
 39.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      [Boston: John Norman, 1794].. Copper-engraved sea chart, on two joined sheets. Overall sheet size: 21 1/4 x 33 inches. Very good. An early issue of the earliest American chart of the North Carolina coast. Wheat & Brun and others, speculate that the original version of this map was separately published in 1761, citing an advertisement in the September 14, 1761 BOSTON GAZETTE: "The Navigation on the Coast of North and South Carolina being very dangerous on account of the many Bars, Shoals, Sandbanks, Rocks, etc. The late Daniel Dunbibin, Esq. of North Carolina, has, at very great Expence and Labour, draughted the Sea Coast of both the Provinces in a large whole Sheet Chart of 33 inches by 23; together with all the Rivers, Bays, Inlets, Islands, Brooks, Bars, Shoals, Rocks, Soundings, Currents, &c. with necessary Directions to render the Navigation both easy and safe, and are much esteemed by the most expert Pilots...." No copy of this 1761 map is known to exist. It is believed, however, that John Norman re- used the original printing plate for this map, or closely copied a surviving example, when he published the first edition of his THE AMERICAN PILOT in 1791. This example of Norman&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s A COMPLETE SET OF CHARTS OF THE COAST OF AMERICA, was published in Boston in 1790. Two of Clark&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s death, his son, William, brought out editions in 1794, 1798, 1801, and 1803. Despite the seemingly large number of editions, THE AMERICAN PILOT is one of the rarest of all American atlases, and one of the very few published during the 18th century. Wheat & Brun (pp.198-199) locate just ten complete copies for the first five editions: 1791 (Huntington, Harvard); 1792 (LC, Clements); 1794(1) (LC, JCB, Boston Public); 1794(2) (Yale); 1798 (LC, Boston Public).n. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.872. Wroth, SOME CONTRIBUTIONS TO NAVIGATION, pp.32-33. WHEAT & BRUN 580 (3rd state).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 40.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Opere Del Signor Ab. Pietro Metastasio Poeta Cesareo Nuova Edizione Con L'aggiunta Dlla Vita e Di Tutte Le Opere Inedite Voll. 1-10

      Antonio Zatta85x145 Opere complete di Pietro Metastasio in dieci volumetti pubblicati tra il 1794 e il 1795 e rilegati in piena pelle con titolo e decorazioni oro al dorso. Tomo 1, pp. XXIV-316, ritrattoin atiporta e 4 stampine fuori testo, contenuto:Vita dell'Autore, Artaserse, Adriano, Demetrio, Alcide al bivio, Il trionfo d'Amore, Il sogno di Scipione, Morte d'Abele, I voti pubblici per Maria Teresa Imperatrice regina ecc.. Tomo II, pp.346 con 4 stampine fuori testo, contenuto: Olimpiade, Issipile, Ezio, Il tempio dell'Eternità, La contesa de' NumiIl Palladio conservato, Giuseppe riconosciuto, Epitalami. Tomo III, pp. 297, tre stampine fuori testo, contenuto: Didone abbandonata, la clemenza di Tito, Siroe, Gli Orti Esperidi, Il Parnaso confuso,Le Grazie vendictae, La Passione di Cristo, cantate per nome di Maria Teresa Imperatrice regina ecc. Tomo IV, pp. 315, 4 stampine fuori testo, contenuto: Catone in Utica, demofoonte, Alessandro nell'Indie, L'Asilo d'Amore, La Pace fra la Virtù e la Bellezza, Le Cinesi, Isacco figura del Redentore, La Pubblica Felicità per la restaurata salute di Maria teresa Imperatrice Regina. Tomo V, pp. 303 con 4 stampine fuori testo, contenuto: Achille in Sciro, Ciro riconosciuto, Temistocle, L'Endimione, Il Natal di Giove, La danza, Gios re di Giuda ecc. Tomo VI, pp. 288, ex libris a timbro alla prima carta bianca, 4 stampine fuori testo, contenuto: Zenobia, Ipermestra, Antigono, Partenope, L'isola disabitata, Il Parnaso sccusato e difeso, Betulia liberata, La morte di Catone. Tomo VII, pp. 225, 4 stampine fuori testo, contenuto: Semiramide, Il re pastore, L'eroe cinese, Egeria, Il vero omaggio, L'amor prigioniero, Sant'Elena al calvario, il ratto d'Europa. Tomo VIII, pp. 288, ex libris a timbro alla prima carta bianca, 3 stampine fuori testo, un piccola lacuna ad un angolo di una carta, contenuto: Attilio Regolo,Nitteti, Il trionfo di Clelia, Il sogno, Astrea Placata, La galatea, L'Angelica serenata, Per la festività del Natale, L'origine delle leggi. Tomo IX, pp. 394, 4 stampine fuori testo, piccola lacuna al margine inferkiore di una carta, contenuto:Romolo ed Ersilia, Il Ruggiero, Il Giustino, L'Atenaide ovvero gli affetti generosi, La Corona, La Pace tra le Dee, La ritrosia disarmata, L'Ape, La rispettosa tenerezza, La Gara, Tributo di rispetto e d'amore, Augurio di felicità, il quadro animato, Complimenti, Canzonetta per un ballo di villani e villanelle, primo omaggio di canto, Cantate, Teti e Peleo, Invito a cena d'orazio a Torquato, La risposta ad Orazio, ecc. Tomo X, pp.299 con 4 stampine fuori testo, bruniture alle carte, contenuto:Estratto dalla poetica di Aristotile, Oggetto di questo estratto, Dell'Arte poetica epistola di Q. Orazio Flacco a' isoni, Note di Metastasio alla detta arte poetica. Il Sentenziario. Tutti ivolumi sono solidamente rilegati eed in buone condizioni. SPEDIZIONE IN 24 ORE DALLA CONFERMA DELL'ORDINE. WORLDWIDE DELIVERY

      [Bookseller: Il Salvalibro Snc]
 41.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        A complet map of the West Indies?

      Incisione in rame, coloritura originale d'epoca, mm 325x460. Pubblicata da Laurie & Whittle. Ottimo esemplare, qualche alone all'angolo inferiore sin.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s.]
 42.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        The Elements and Practice of Rigging and Seamanship. Two volumes in one

      London: Davis Steel. G : in Good condition. Some foxing and staining within. 20th century rebind with new endpapers. 1794. First Edition. Brown tooled leather cover with gilt titles. 270mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). xv; 425pp; 147pp. Volume I: Mast-making, Rope-making, Anchor-making, Sail-making, Block-making, and rigging. Volume II: Seamanship, Naval tactics, and Tables. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
 43.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        Three Essays: On Picturesque Beauty; on Picturesque Travel; and on Sketching Landscape: To which is Added a Poem, on Landscape Painting.

      London: Printed for R. Blamire, in the Strand.,, London 1794 - Second edition. viii,143pp.+iii ( Explanation on the prints)With 6 coloured plates. Full leather bound with title label on spine. All edges color. Front & rear cover sl.sunned & rubbed. Sl.spotted on front cover. All edges partly sunned. A small spotted on front & rear ep. & fly leaf. Ex-libris on front ep. Pencil notation & underline on some pages. 22.5x14.6cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ogawa Tosho,Ltd. ABAJ, ILAB]
 44.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

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

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

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store ]
 45.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        Opere Del Signor Ab. Pietro Metastasio Poeta Cesareo Nuova Edizione Con L'aggiunta Dlla Vita e Di Tutte Le Opere Inedite Voll. 1-10

      Antonio Zatta, Venezia - 85x145 Opere complete di Pietro Metastasio in dieci volumetti pubblicati tra il 1794 e il 1795 e rilegati in piena pelle con titolo e decorazioni oro al dorso. Tomo 1, pp. XXIV-316, ritrattoin atiporta e 4 stampine fuori testo, contenuto:Vita dell'Autore, Artaserse, Adriano, Demetrio, Alcide al bivio, Il trionfo d'Amore, Il sogno di Scipione, Morte d'Abele, I voti pubblici per Maria Teresa Imperatrice regina ecc. Tomo II, pp.346 con 4 stampine fuori testo, contenuto: Olimpiade, Issipile, Ezio, Il tempio dell'Eternità, La contesa de' NumiIl Palladio conservato, Giuseppe riconosciuto, Epitalami. Tomo III, pp. 297, tre stampine fuori testo, contenuto: Didone abbandonata, la clemenza di Tito, Siroe, Gli Orti Esperidi, Il Parnaso confuso,Le Grazie vendictae, La Passione di Cristo, cantate per nome di Maria Teresa Imperatrice regina ecc. Tomo IV, pp. 315, 4 stampine fuori testo, contenuto: Catone in Utica, demofoonte, Alessandro nell'Indie, L'Asilo d'Amore, La Pace fra la Virtù e la Bellezza, Le Cinesi, Isacco figura del Redentore, La Pubblica Felicità per la restaurata salute di Maria teresa Imperatrice Regina. Tomo V, pp. 303 con 4 stampine fuori testo, contenuto: Achille in Sciro, Ciro riconosciuto, Temistocle, L'Endimione, Il Natal di Giove, La danza, Gios re di Giuda ecc. Tomo VI, pp. 288, ex libris a timbro alla prima carta bianca, 4 stampine fuori testo, contenuto: Zenobia, Ipermestra, Antigono, Partenope, L'isola disabitata, Il Parnaso sccusato e difeso, Betulia liberata, La morte di Catone. Tomo VII, pp. 225, 4 stampine fuori testo, contenuto: Semiramide, Il re pastore, L'eroe cinese, Egeria, Il vero omaggio, L'amor prigioniero, Sant'Elena al calvario, il ratto d'Europa. Tomo VIII, pp. 288, ex libris a timbro alla prima carta bianca, 3 stampine fuori testo, un piccola lacuna ad un angolo di una carta, contenuto: Attilio Regolo,Nitteti, Il trionfo di Clelia, Il sogno, Astrea Placata, La galatea, L'Angelica serenata, Per la festività del Natale, L'origine delle leggi. Tomo IX, pp. 394, 4 stampine fuori testo, piccola lacuna al margine inferkiore di una carta, contenuto:Romolo ed Ersilia, Il Ruggiero, Il Giustino, L'Atenaide ovvero gli affetti generosi, La Corona, La Pace tra le Dee, La ritrosia disarmata, L'Ape, La rispettosa tenerezza, La Gara, Tributo di rispetto e d'amore, Augurio di felicità, il quadro animato, Complimenti, Canzonetta per un ballo di villani e villanelle, primo omaggio di canto, Cantate, Teti e Peleo, Invito a cena d'orazio a Torquato, La risposta ad Orazio, ecc. Tomo X, pp.299 con 4 stampine fuori testo, bruniture alle carte, contenuto:Estratto dalla poetica di Aristotile, Oggetto di questo estratto, Dell'Arte poetica epistola di Q. Orazio Flacco a' isoni, Note di Metastasio alla detta arte poetica. Il Sentenziario. Tutti ivolumi sono solidamente rilegati eed in buone condizioni. SPEDIZIONE IN 24 ORE DALLA CONFERMA DELL'ORDINE. WORLDWIDE DELIVERY

      [Bookseller: Il Salvalibro s.n.c.]
 46.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Die deutschen Giftpflanzen zur Verhütung trauriger Vorfälle in den Haushaltungen, nach ihren botanischen Kennzeichen nebst den Heilungsmitteln.

      Dritte umgearbeitete Auflage. Berlin, W. Oehmigke, 1794-1795. 2 volumes (bound in one). 8vo. pp. iv, 138, with 16 handcoloured engraved plates; pp. 126, with 8 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf. Stafleu & Cowan 2296. A fine copy of this beautifully illustrated work on the poisonous plants of Germany.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk B.V.]
 47.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        Oxalis. Monographia, iconibus illustrata.

      Viennae, Wappler, 1794. 4to (296 x 240mm). pp. (iv), 119, (1 addenda), with 1 folding table and 81 engraved plates, 75 of which are hand-coloured (as is correct). Contemporary half calf, spine with red gilt lettered label. First edition. A fine large copy of Jacquin's attractive and rare monograph on the genus Oxalis, most of which are Cape species discovered by Thunberg (to whom the work is dedicated) and sent to the Schönbrunn Botanic Garden in Vienna. The excellent plates are good representatives of the 'Jacquin' style of Austrian botanical illustration. A total of 98 species are described and illustrated, 83 of which are native to the Cape of Good Hope. The beautiful plates were drawn and engraved by Johann Scharf. Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, a Dutchman of French origin, was the leading botanist of his day. He was appointed professor of botany and chemistry at the University of Vienna in 1763. He played a significant role in Viennese scientific and social life at the time and his years in Vienna were extraordinarily fruitful. In addition to his professorship, he was also the director of the Botanic Gardens. For his services and contributions to botany, he was knighted in 1774 and became a baron in 1806. He has been described as 'the Austrian Linnaeus'. Our copy has wide margins and a very crisp and clean interior, binding slightly worn. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Corn. Henr. Âroy. Nissen BBI, 977; Stafleu and Cowan, 3254; Great Flower Books, p. 105.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk B.V.]
 48.   Check availability:     Link/Print  


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     

Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.