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      Isaiah Thomas Worcester, MA: Isaiah Thomas, 1794. First Isaiah Thomas Edition. Hardcover. Occasional foxing or staining, but generally clean in a Fine, handsome binding. Octavo (5" x 8-1/8") bound in recent full calf leather with gilt decoration to the boards and spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers; 302 pages. Complete with the original endpapers. First published in Edinburgh in 1784 and in American in Philadelphia in 1790, the Isaiah Thomas edition is fairly scarce. Austin 862; Evans 27084; Heirs of Hippocrates 652: "Hamilton was the first to distinguish and describe uterine and vaginal discharge and he promoted the concept of the perineum as supporting the pelvic structure.... The American edition of his later publication, TREATISE ON THE MANAGEMENT OF FEMALE COMPLAINTS (1793), is the first American publication devoted to the subject of gynecology.

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        The JEW: A Comedy. Performed at the Theatre-Royal, Drury-Lane

      London:: Printed fro C. Dilly, In the Poultry,. 1794.. 8vo. 1st edition thus, and one of 2 authorized editions this first year of publication. [4], 75, [1] pp. Last page the Epilogue.. Disbound, with leather spine remnants.. B2v & B3r with a bit of printer misprinting [no text missing]. A VG. copy.. Cumberland was a civil servant in the Board of Trade and Plantations as well as a prolific playwrite thought to have more than fifty plays to his credit. This work, one of his more famous, only a "comedy" strictly in the "sentimental" sense common to the time. The play memorable for its main character, Sheva, a wealthy Jewish usurer who, by the end of the convoluted plot, has shown himself to be "the widow's friend, the orphan's father, the poor man's protector, the universal philanthropist." Such a sympathetic depiction of a Jew was rare, if not unprecedented, in the history of the English stage. "The benevolent design of the author appears to have been to rescue an injured and persecuted race of men from the general reproach which has fallen upon them, by exhibiting one of that body as uniting with the peculiarities of his sect eminent virtues." (The Analytical Review). Perhaps even more surprising was the work's success with audiences and critics alike; it re-established Cumberland's career after many years of flops. The play was hugely popular throughout Great Britain and America, and was performed to acclaim in Germany and Paris. However, slightly tarnishing Cumberland's humanitarianism was his subsequent bitterness over the lack of "gratitude" (read: emoluments) rendered him by the Jewish community for his efforts on their behalf. "They gave me nothing;" he is reported to have said, "and to tell you the truth I am glad of it; for if they had, in all probability, I should have been indicted for receiving stolen goods." Notoriously self-important and thin-skinned, Cumberland was, in 1779, immortalized by Sheridan as the character Sir Fretful Plagiary in The Critic.

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        La Gerusalemme Liberata.

      Parma, Nel Regal Palazzo, co tipi Bodoniani 1794 2 volumi In-folio, pp. (18), 331, (1); pp. (2), 337, (1); 1 carta bianca più spessa all'inizio e alla fine di ogni volume, oltre alle usuali carte di carte di guardia. Legatura in mezzo marocchino verde con falsi nervi, fregi e titolo in oro, super libros in oro ai piatti (Benzon), taglio di testa dorato, 2 ex-libris applicati alla sguardia incollata. Esemplare proveniente dalla collezione di Ernst L. S. Benzon, dispersa nel 1875 da Sotheby Wilkinson & Hodge, (n. 263 del catalogo), dove si attribuisce la realizzazione della legatura a Francis Bedford. Tra i principali capolavori tipografici di Bodoni in una magnifica edizione a pieni margini in barbe. Testo curato da Pierantonio Serassi.

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        The Experienced Housekeeper, for the Use and Ease of Ladies, Housekeepers, Cooks, Written Purely from Practice..

      London W Osborne, T Griffin 1794. G : in Good condition. Rebound in modern leather with new endpapers. Spine and upper edge of front cover sunned. Half of initial folding plate torn and lacking Reprint Brown hardback leather cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). vii, 398pp. Engraved frontis portrait; three folding plates (one lacking part). '..and Dedicated to the Hon. Lady Warburton, whom the author lately served as Housekeeper: Consisting of Several Hundred Original Receipts most of which have never appeared in print'.

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        Göthiska monumenter; Samlade och Beskrifne.

      - Första Häftet. (Allt som utkom). Stockholm, Tryckte i Langeska Tryckeriet, 1794. 4:o. (8),16 s. + 19 grav. plr. Oskuren i gråpappersomslag, främre saknas. Inhäftat i senare marmorerat pappersomslag. Detta omslag med sprucken rygg och pappersbitar borta. Häfttrådarna ca 5 mm in på sidor vid rygg. Titelbladet naggat med yttre hörn borta samt något smutsat och med fläck övre yttre hörn. Går igenom i mindre form på de följande fyra bladen. Fläck nedre kant från titelbladet till andra planschen. Övre yttre hörn saknas på bladet efter titelbladet. 28 x 1,5 cm.*Aberstén & Tiselius 520. Berthelius 1042. Planscherna ritade av C.G. Hilfelin och stuckna av Fredr. Akrel. Nitton avbildningar av bohuslänska fornlämningar, bl.a. hällristningar, avritade av conduktören Hilfeling, kort beskrivande text av finansiären Tham och med förord av utgivaren Carl Christof. Gjörwell.[#\103100]

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        Essay, in answer to the following question . . . Together with 6 other papers by Kirwan

      Dublin: George Bonham, for the Academy, 1794. Kirwan, Richard (1733?-1812). (1) Essay, in answer to the following question . . . "What are the manures most advantageously applicable to the various sorts of soils, and what are the causes of their beneficial effect in each particular instance?" In Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy 5 (n.d. [1794]): 129-198. (2) A comparative view of meteorological observations made in Ireland since the year 1788, with some hints towards forming prognostics of the weather. In ibid: 3-29. (3) Reflections on meteorological tables, ascertaining the precise signification of the terms Wet, Dry, and Variable. In ibid.: 31-38. (4) State of the weather in Dublin from the 1st of June 1791 to the 1st of June 1793. In ibid.: 39-50. (5) Examination of the supposed igneous origin of stony substances. In ibid.: 51-81. (6) Meteorological observations made in Ireland in the year 1793. In ibid.: 227-242. (7) Experiments on a new earth found near Stronthian in Scotland. In ibid.: 243-255. Whole volume, 4to. xvi, [2], 324, [2], 92, [2], 63, [1], 4pp. 7 plates. 261 x 197 mm. Half calf, marbled boards c. 1794, front hinge cracking, one corner bumped. Light dampstaining on some leaves and plates, otherwise very good.First Edition. An important early contribution to agricultural chemistry. Kirwan's analysis of fertilizers suitable to different soils, first published in this volume of the Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy, was issued in book form in 1796 and went through numerous editions in both England and America. The Irish chemist Kirwan is known for his experiments on the specific gravities and attractive powers of various saline substances, which formed a substantial contribution to the methods of analytical chemistry, and earned him the Copley Medal from the Royal Society in 1782. Kirwan is also known for his pioneering work in meteorology, some of which is discussed in the meteorological papers contained in this volume: "From records of Irish weather covering forty-one years, compiled by John Rutty, [Kirwan] worked out a system of probabilities with a view to forecasting the weather for seasons ahead. His predictions were more often right than wrong and were much valued by farmers; though the sequences he observed have not persisted in Ireland, methods of autocorrelation similar to Kirwan's are today proving successful elsewhere" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). Kirwan's also wrote on geology, disputing the igneous nature of basalt, taking issue with Hutton's uniformitarian theory of the earth, and publishing an early report on the element strontium, discovered in 1790. This volume of the Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy also contains a paper by George Graydon, "On the fish inclosed in stone of Monte Bolca" (pp. 281-318), illustrated with several striking engravings of fossil fish.

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        A Catalogue of the Natural History, Roman Earthen Ware, Antique Bronzes, Capital Lucernal Microscope, with large Apparatus, curious Ingot of Silver, and various other curious Articles; with Part of the Household Furniture, Table and Bed Linen, &c. of Mr. John Jackson, F. S. A. Late of Clement's Lane, deceased. Which will be Sold by Auction, By Mr. King... on Friday, May 2, 1794

      [London; no printer], 1794. 4pp., lightly creased, 118 lots. A rare auction catalogue of the contents of John Jackson's residence at Clement's Lane, London. Chalmers-Hunt, Natural History Auctions 1700-1972, p.65; ESTC locates a single copy (British Museum Department of Prints and Drawings).

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        Aquatint of a View of Grange at the Entrance of Borrowdale in Cumberland From View of the Lakes by William Burgess

      William Burgess, 1794. Antique Print. ______ Condition Summary: (Very Good) Overall good condition with good margins, but a couple of minor closed edge tears. 11074. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b>.

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        Der deutsche Angelfischer, welcher lehret, wie man die in den deutschen Gewässern lebenden Fische auf die sicherste und leichteste Art mit der Angel fangen kann. Zum Vergnügen und Nutzen des Publikums

      Wien, Joseph Stahl und Kompagnie 1794 - Westwood/S. 162; Huber 206; Bibl. Tiliana 2675. - Einzige und sehr seltene Ausgabe (nur einmal im Jahrbuch der Auktionspreise bei Zisska & Kistner, Auktion 41 im Jahr 2003). - Das hier in Faksimile vorliegende Frontispiz mit einer eleganten Gesellschaft beim Angeln im Boot. - In schöner, beinahe fleckenfreier Erhaltung Frontispiz, 36 Seiten mit 1 figürl. Kopfvignette in Holzschnitt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ornithologie abrégée de la France contenant les figures & la nomenclature en un grand nombre de langues de 134 espece d?oiseaux gravées en taille ? douce.

      Neuwied sur le Rhin chez la Société Typographique, 1794. (mm. 265 x 210). Mezza pelle moderna con titolo e fregi dorati al dorso. pp. 31 e con 134 belle tavole, numerate da 1 a 133 più una bis, di uccelli tutti finemente incisi. Alcuni portano il nome manoscritto alla base. Ottimo esemplare su carta forte con solo alcune gore su qualche tavola. Restauro, di parte bianca, delle prime tre pagine. Rara prima edizione. Brunet, IV, 235.

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        Map of the State of Kentucky; with the Adjoining Territories.

      H.D. Symonds, London 1794 - 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. Map. Uncolored copper plate engraving. Image measures 14 7/8" x 17 5/8".

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        Auch ein Beytrag über die neue Politick; herausgegeben von Asmus

      O. O. und Dr. (Hamburg),, 1794.. 1 Bl., 74 S. Pappband im Stil d. Zt. Goed. IV/1, 981, 23; Schröder I, 537, 12 - Erste Ausgabe. - Auseinandersetzung mit dem alten monarchistischen und dem neuen republikanischen System. - Auf kräftigem Papier gedruckt. Gutes Exemplar!

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        The Elements and Practice of Rigging and Seamanship

      Lon., 1794.. b/w frontis and 94 b/w plates, many folding, and two volvelles. First edition of an early and important assemblage of shipbuilding knowledge. Material covered includes mast making, rope making, anchor making, sail making, block making, rigging, naval tactics, damage control and dimensions of standard and running rigging. This work is justly famous for its dozens of plates illustrating fine points of sail making, rigging, ship building and naval tactics. The two large volvelles illustrating naval tactics are clean, intact and operable. See Witt 20 for a detailed description of this book, which he calls Steel&#146;s &#147;most famous and successful publication... probably the best and most detailed work... up to that time.&#148; MacDonald 270. JCB Maritime History Catalog 175. Some offsetting and occasional light foxing to plates, a few outer edges of plates are dusty. A very good set sturdily rebound in quarter calf over marbled boards with raised bands and spine labels.

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      London: Printed for Iohn Stockdale, 1794. Hardcover. Quintessential Edwards Fore-Edge Painting. 165 x 98 mm (6 1/2 x 3 7/8"). xix, [i], 256, [32] pp. (apparently published without a printed title). Once extremely pretty and still charming contemporary vellum in the style of--and probably by--Edwards of Halifax, covers with frame formed by plain and decorative gilt rules, including a Greek key roll on a painted band of blue and an elegant cresting border incorporating an undulant beaded roll and leafy garlands, this frame enclosing a center panel with a floral tool pointing diagonally inward at each corner, flat spine ornately gilt in compartments with a lyre centerpiece crossed with trumpets and enclosed by a lozenge of small tools and drawer-handle cornerpieces, title labelling on a blue wash, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. WITH A PLEASING FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF AN ENGLISH LANDSCAPE containing typical Edwards features (see below). With extra engraved title page (featuring oval portrait of Thomson) and 14 engraved plates after Thomas Stothard, as called for. Front pastedown with heraldic bookplate bearing the motto "Confido." Front flyleaf with early(?) 19th century ink inscription to J. B. Macbride from F. Pickford. Vellum slightly soiled, front board a little splayed, blue paint mostly rubbed off the titling label and a bit faint in a couple of small spots in the cover border (spine gilt also somewhat dulled or lost), but the original unsophisticated binding solid and still retaining much of its appeal as an Edwards example, and, most importantly, with the painting in excellent state. Title page and frontispiece a little foxed, minor offsetting from plates, other trivial imperfections, but a very pleasing copy internally, the leaves clean and fresh. In terms of binding design, artistic representation, and the work chosen for special treatment, this is a quintessential example of a fore-edge painting done by its foremost exponent and practitioner. The Edwards of Halifax bindery was founded by William Edwards (1723-1808) and continued by several of his brothers, half-brothers, and sons (by far the most important of the sons being Thomas, who lived from 1762-1834). This famous firm produced a number of important innovations in binding design, the most significant being the idea of concealing a painting under the gilt of the fore edge. This hidden treasure could be revealed, once the edge was fanned out, as a special surprise element of the volumes they bound--typically in Etruscan calf, or, as here, in vellum decorated with gilt and blue wash. In its content and style, the present fore-edge painting is so typical of the scenes rendered by the Edwards workshop that we feel confident in asserting that the edge must have been decorated at or near the time of the binding. As is the case in the majority of painted Edwards scenes, there is a body of water to the right and some important structure to the left (this is often a stately home, but sometimes--as here--is part of a ruined church or castle). The water is spanned by an arched stone bridge (another frequent visual ingredient). Clusters of leafy trees complete the picture, and a fair blue sky with puffy clouds reigns over the entire tranquil setting. The soft colors used, primarily blues, greens, and grays, are also typcial of the Edwards palette. First published in 1730, "The Seasons" was considered in its day to be the most influential poem in blank verse between Milton and the Romantics. The poem finds beauty in the wild places, as well as the cultivated fields, and sees in nature the reflection of the creator&#39;s bounty. The poem was incredibly popular, found in a vast number of English homes, whether cottages or castles, and was a popular choice for embellishment with fore-edge paintings.

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        A New and Correct Map of Scotland or North Britain with all the Post and Military Roads, Divisions, &c

      London: Sayer, 1794. unbound. Map, in two sheets. Copper plate engraving with original outline hand color. Each image measures 24.25" x 21.25". This large-scale wall map of Scotland depicts the country in intricate detail. Based on the work of Marcus Armstrong, this two-part map has a particular focus on military and post roads. Hand-colored lines divide and subdivide shires, mountains are depicted pictorially, and bodies of water such as lochs and firths are all labeled. At the upper right is a large inset of the "The Islands of Shetland or Zetland." The upper left corner contains a decorative title cartouche, and the map&#39;s lower left contains a key of "Distances of the Principal Stages on the Great Roads Leading from Edinburgh." The map is in good condition with some chips and stains in the margins . Minor offsetting throughout. Robert Laurie (c. 1755 - 1836) and James Whittle (1757-1818) were London-based map and atlas publishers active in the late 18th and early 19th century. Their firm combined Laurie&#39;s engraving skills with Whittle&#39;s social contacts and print sales experience. Together, they published numerous maps and atlases, often enlisting prominent cartographers such as Kitchin, Faden, Jefferys and others to update and modify their plates. This large map is an impressive example of their work.

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        THE NATURAL HISTORY OF ALEPPO. Containing A Description of the City, and the Principal Natural Productions in Its Neighbourhood. Together With An Account of the Climate, Inhabitants, and Diseases; Particularly of the Plague

      G.G. and J. Robinson 1794. . 2nd Ed. Revised, Enlarged and Illustrated with Notes by Pat[rick] Russell. 2 vols. in 1. 4to. xxiv + 446pp. + xxiii + [i] Errata + 430pp. + xxxiv + (P2p-S2s) Index. 4 folding plates, 1 map, 16 natural history plates on 5 sheets including 8 botanical plates by GD Ehret. Signature C2c2 of with sm. portion replaced to margin, some light sporadic browning, ex.-libris Jos Lowrey with ink stamp to t.p., a.e. marbled, nicely rebound in double blind rule edged speckled calf, gilt rule edged raised bands with gilt motifs and gilt lettered title label to spine, handsome volume. Appendices includes &#145;Sketch of the First Establishments of the Levant Company in Turkey&#146;; &#145;Of the Medical Writers Under the Eastern Empire of the Saracens&#146;& Alexander Russell (1715?-1768) physician and naturalist.& D.N.B. &#145;... In 1740 he came to London and in the same year went to Aleppo as physician to the English factory. He learnt to speak Arabic fluently, and acquired great influence with the Pasha and people of all creeds. In 1750 he was joined by his younger brother Patrick, and in 1753 he resigned, returning to England by way of Naples and Leghorn, in order to supplement his study of the plague at Aleppo by visiting the Lazarettos at those places. He had sent home seeds of the true scammony to his fellow-student John Fothergill ... he published a description of the plan, and the native method of collecting it, in the first volume of &#145;Medical Observations&#146; issued in 1755 by the Medical Society of London ... He reached London in February 1755, and in the following year published his [above work] which owed its origin to the suggestion of Fothergill. This work, which has been described as &#145;one of the most complete pictures of Eastern manners extant&#146; (Pinkerton Voyages and Travels), was reviewed by Dr Johnson in the &#145;Literary Magazine&#146; and translated into German by Gronovius ... &#145;& See also Patrick Russell in &#145;Medicine and Science.&#146; Additional postage may be necessary. US$2400

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        India Orientalis Christiana. Continens Fundationes Ecclesiarum, Seriem Episcopum, Missiones, Schismata, Persecutiones, Reges, Viros illustres

      Roma: Romae, Typis Salomonianis, 1794. 4to. imperial; XXIV-280 pp., con tres bellísimas láminas grabadas en cobre y un gran mapa plegado de Malabar. Ejemplar falto de la primera página de texto que llevaba tambien el retrato del autor. Impresión en papel superior con amplios márgenes. Encuadernación de época en media piel, con tejuelo.

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        INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHILDREN; or, a token of love for the rising generation.

      83 pages. Full-page wood-engraved frontispiece, and eight other wood-engravings, one of which is full-page. Both plates are included in the pagination. First edition.] Bound with: HILL, Rowland. DIVINE HYMNS attempted in easy language for the use of children. Designed as an appendix to Dr. Watts's Divine Songs. Second edition. London: A. Paris. 1794. viii, [2], 72 pages. Full-page wood-engraved frontispiece. Both bound as one in contemporary Dutch floral boards. Binding very worn and rubbed; spine repaired; linked ownership inscriptions to endpapers and the recto of frontispiece. A good copy of a two rare works, the first especially so, ESTC recording only four copies.

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        A New Dictionary of Correspondences, Representaions, &c. Or the Spiritual Significations of Words, Sentences, C. As Used in the Sacred Scriptures. Compiled from the Theological Writings of the Hon. Emanuel Swedenborg

      London, [1794]: Printed and Sold By Robert Hindmarsh, Printer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. First and Only Edition. 8vo. viii, [1], 14-358pp, [2]. An uncut and unsophisticated copy, the original boards recovered in nineteenth-century paper. Light marking and paper adhesion to title, else a crisp copy with very occasional browning and soiling to text. James Hindmarsh (1732-1812), Wesleyan minister, later ordained the first minister of the Swedenborgian New Church. Composed in the final years of his preaching career and printed by his son, the eminent printer of mystical works Robert Hindmarsh, this extensive dictionary of Swedenborg&#39;s doctrine features over 3000 entries, and was the first of its kind. Superseded by George Nicholson&#39;s New and Comprehensive Dictionary of Correspondences (London, 1800), this work is particularly scarce. ESTC records only seven copies worldwide, only two of which outside of the UK, at Kent State and the Academy of the New Church. ESTC T137424

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        Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs, and Other Pieces of Our Earlier Poets....Volume the First [- Third]

      London: Printed By John Nichols and Sond By B. And J. White....., 1794. Fourth Edition. 8vo. [4], [vii]-cxiii, [1], 382. [2], v-vii, [1], 405, [1]. [2], v-xlvi, 368pp. Lacking half-titles. With one plate of musical notation to end of Vol II. Nineteenth-century calf backed marbled boards, vellum-tipped corners. Marbled paper replaced to Vol I. Worn, lacking lettering pieces, with loss to spines, cracking to joints. Leaf Aa of Vol II scored across, without loss, and with a duplicate of leaf H8 from Vol II bound between prelims and text of Vol III. Robert Southey's set, with a trimmed bookplate (by Bewick) to FEP of Vol II, and ink inscription of 'Southey' to Vols II and III. Although a set of Percy's significant collection of medieval English poetry was recorded in the sale catalogue of Southey's library, it is not this set - or even this edition.

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        Unterricht des Königs von Preußen an die Generale seiner Armeen. Vermehrt mit den Instructionen, welche der König nach der ersten Ausgabe. nach und nach bis an seinen Tod aufgesetzt hat. u. durch viele Beispiele aus dem siebenjährigen Kriege.

      Helwing, Hannover 1794 - 8vo. Mit 8 mehf. gef. gest. Schlachtplänen u. 1 Falttabelle. VIII, VI S., 1 Bl., 390 S. Modernes Ldr. m. geprägt. Rückentitel. Gelber Kopfschnitt. Erste Ausgabe dieser Bearbeitung. - Selten. - Wohlerhalten, in einem luxuriösen neuen Maroquin-Einband. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      London: T. G. Wilkie. Very Good. 1794-1798. First Edition. Hardcover. Eight volumes rebound in light tan buckram cloth, maroon spine labels with gilt titles. Volume #1, 1794, 432pp with index 440pp. 25 plates and one fold out. Volume #2, 1795, 432pp with index 440, 24 plates. Some pages have a damp stain on bottom margin. Volume #3, 1795, 432pp with index 440pp, 23 plates. Copper plate #16 between pages 288-289 had been torn out. Volume #4, 1796, 432pp, 440pp with index. 23 plates and one fold out. Volume #5, 1796, 432pp. 440pp with index. 23 plates and one fold out. Volume 6, 1796, 432pp, 440pp with index. 21 plates. Plate #4 between pages 34 & 35 is half torn out. Volume #7, 1797, 432pp, 440pp with index. 21 plates and 3 fold outs. Volume #8, 1798, 432pp, 440 with index. 22 plates and 2 fold outs. Of the 182 copper plates called for in the 8 volumes, 180 are complete, one and a half are missing. Condition ranging from G+ to VG. A few lightly foxed pages, some damp staining and a few age toned pages. Fascinating look at latest in technology & industrial Arts. Technical; Copper plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 3520 pages .

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        Description de L'Art de Fabriquer les Canons

      Impr. du Comite? de salut public 1794 - 4to. Contemporary leather boards rebacked on modern leather spine. 27 cm. Good binding and cover. viii, 231 p., lx folded leaves of plates. Lovely copper plates throughout. Generally clean, unmarked pages. Collated. Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 16024.5-1. D.S.B. 9: 469-478. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Political State of Europe: Being a complete Annual Register for the Year 1794. Containing an authentic and impartial narrative of every military operation of the Present Belligerent Powers

      London: Printed for J. S. Jordan,, 1794. first edition; 3 volumes, Volumes 6, 7, and 8 of the series but complete for this year; 515, [3] (index), [1] pp. + 496, [4] (index) pp. + 510, [2] (index) pp.; original paper covered boards darkened with spines and their labels badly chipped, sides detached, text blocks broken into sections, age toning, usually light but darker in the first volume, occasional age staining, but untrimmed and largely unopened; a large portion of the text devoted to "The Debates and Proceedings of the National Convention of France",. Photos available upon request.

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        La cognizione perfetta del cavallo e della cavallerizza, in tutte le sue parti ossia il signore della Gueriniere scudiere di S.M. cristianissima. Elementi di cavallerizza tradotti dal francese, ed accresciuti da molti ar

      Subject: (Ippologia). Venezia, presso Antonio Casali, 1794, un volume (di due) in-16mo legatura in mezza pelle blu con titoli e fregi dorati al dorso, pp. 383 con 9 tavole incise in rame e ripiegate in fine. (il solo secondo volume contenente tutta la parte relativa alle matattie del cavallo)

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        Engravings, Explaining the Anatomy of the Bones, Muscles, and Joints

      Edinburgh: Printed by John Paterson, 1794. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (261x204 mm). [8], xxii, [2], 191 pp., including typographical title (old ownership inscription), additional engraved title (soiled in margins) and errata leaf, 32 etched or engraved plates (including 4 duplicates in outline, 1 folding), and 2 engravings in text, little spotting and soiling, folding plate chipped along bottom margin w/o loss of image, few annotations and markings in weak pencil. Contemporary full calf (hinges repaired, covers rubbed, edges bumped), spine with red morocco label (chipped head of spine repaired), title in gilt to upper and lower boards. Provenance: Royal College of Surgeons, gift of C. Somerville-Large to the library (bookplate to inner cover). A very good copy with bright, clean plates. Collated complete. ---- <br><br>Heirs of Hippocrates 1187; Russell, British Anatomy 60; Wellcome II, p.137. -<br><br>FIRST EDITION. Encouraged by an artistic mother, John Bell had received early training in drawing. He was one of the first to apply anatomical teachings to surgery. From 1786-1799 he was Scotland&#39;s premier teacher of surgical anatomy, and his anatomical writings and illustrations were geared to the needs of the operative surgeon. Bell&#39;s atlas of the bones, muscles, and joints, illustrated mostly with his own engravings and etchings after his own paintings, represented a new, more realistic and less idealized style of anatomical illustration. Bell&#39;s illustrations are some of the most striking in the entire literature, although not to everyone&#39;s taste: "Certainly they have the immediacy of drawings made in the dissecting rooms of late Georgian Edinburgh. Some are quite gruesome and even perverted ... In their context they are admirable..."(Roberts & Tomlinson, p. 491). With some of the most striking illustrations in the entire medical literature

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      Imprenta De Sancha, Madrid 1794 - 11 Volumenes.Se editaron de 1791 a 1794, completo, guardas en papel artistico, grabado del autor en primer vol., lomos cuajados, tejuelo, cortes tintados, papel excelente, (549, 474, 526, 453, 773, 585, 684, 580, 546, 585, 164 Páginas.) el cabezal de tomo 1º esta levantado

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        Introductiones Zoologicae, in quibus Termini ad historiam Animalium intelligendam explicantur, et Litteratorum inventa, ac illustrationes, quae hucusque in lucem prodiere, referuntur: additis Tabulis Zoologicis systematicis. Omnia in Tironum usum ac utilitatem accomodata, et secundum Linneanam Methodum concinnata.

      Conimbricae, typis Academicis, 1794. - in-12. 2ff. VII. 206pp. (1f.blanc). 1f. 98pp. Plein veau brun, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale. L'auteur, mort en 1831, était professeur de zoologie et de minéralogie à l'Université de Coimbra et membre de l'Académie des Sciences de Lisbonne. Après avoir souligné l'importance de la classification systématique sans laquelle la zoologie est un chaos ("sine quo res zoologica chaos est"), l'auteur décrit les principaux rouages de la "machine animale" puis il examine les caractères physiologiques des différentes classes: mammifères, oiseaux, amphibies, poissons, insectes et vers. La deuxième partie, à pagination séparée, établit une classification systématique sous forme de tableaux. Références à Harvey, Artedius, Gouan, Broussonet, Duverney, ainsi qu'une intéressante mention des travaux de Lavoisier sur la décomposition de l'air. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tabulae neurologicae ad illustrandam historiam anatomicam cardiacorum nervorum, noni nervorum cerebri, glossophyryngaei et pharyngaei ex octavo cerebri

      Pavia: B. Comini, 1794. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine. Imperial folio. Large folio (625x475 mm). [4], 44 pp., half title, 14 engraved plates (including 7 outline). Contemporary half calf (rebacked, boards rubbed and soiled), RCSI library stamp to title, very minor spotting and dust-soiling internally, light dampstain to lower corner of last leaves. An outstanding, broad-margined copy with the engravings mostly clean and unspotted. <br><br>Choulant p. 299; Garrsion-Morton 1253; Heirs of Hippocrates 1105; Waller 8545; Norman 1897. - <br><br>FIRST EDITION. "SCARPA&#39;S ANATOMIC MASTERPIECE, the product of twenty years of research on the nerves. The seven life-size plates illustrate the human glossopharyngeal, vagus and hypoglossal nerves, which had never before been correctly shown. Scarpa was also the first to delineate correctly the nerves of the heart, and showed that the terminal ramifications of the cardiac nerves are directly connected to cardiac muscular fibers" (Norman). First edition of "Scarpa&#39;s anatomic masterpiece

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        History of the Mission of the United Brethren among the Indians in North America. In three parts

      London: Pr. for the Brethren&#39;s Society for the Furtherance of the Gospel by John Stockdale, 1794. [Antq-1]. Translated from the German by Christian Ignatius la Trobe. xii, 159, [1], 234, 233, [1], [22, index, advert] pp. + fold-out map. Hardcover, bound in later mottled calf over marbled boards, all edges marbled. Light shelf-wear, the text-block with a few small blemishes, the map with a short repaired tear. A history of Moravian missionary activity from 1735 to 1787 among the American Indians of the old Northwest. [Howes L474; Sabin 42110]. Provenance: The copy of Thomas Lamb (signatures dated 1807, 1816) from the estate of Ester Elizabeth Reed MD. . First English Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.. Octavo 5" x 8.5".

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        Drawings faithfully copied from nature at Naples and with permission dedicated to the R.H. Sir William Hamilton

      (Piroli) 1794 Roma, (Piroli) 1794. In 4to; frontespizio e 12 tavole incise in rame ed inquadrate da fregio. Legatura ottocentesca adattata in mezza pelle, fregi in oro inquadrano i piatti. E? questa raccolta un inno al fascino della moglie dell?Ambasciatore inglese. Lady Emma, il cui profilo orna il frontespizio, vi e? raffigurata con abiti ispirati all?antichita? classica in varie pose ed atteggiamenti tutti ricollegatisi alle scoperte archeologiche di Pompei ed Ercolano in quel tempo frequenti, auspice Sir William Hamilton. Rehberg viveva a Roma ed era al servizio di Sua Maestà il Re di Prussia. Questa suite ebbe un clamoroso successo dovuto anche alla notorietà della donna divenuta l?amante di Orazio Nelson.

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        Delle acque minerali del bergamasco trattato di Giuseppe Pasta protofisico di Bergamo socio di varie accademie. Acqua di Trescore, di S. Pellegrino, di Valle d'Imagna.

      Dalla Stamperia Locatelli. 1794 Edizione originale. L'ultima parte quella relativa all'acqua minerale di Sant'Omobono in Valle d'Imagna viene riportata in quest'opera, corretta e ampliata come spiega l'autore nell'introduzione. Questo ultimo trattato era già stato dato alle stampe tempo indietro, l'autore qui lo riproduce corretto e ampliato in alcuni luoghi e accresciuto di annotazioni delle analisi chimiche. 1084

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      LODER, JUSTUS CHRISTIAN. (2). Tabulae anatomicae quas ad illustrandam humani corporis fabricam ... Weimar (Landes-Industrie-Comptoir) (1794)-1803. Folio. (410x240 mms). 182 engraved plates with 11 more (all, about 5 plates with tears, especially the 4 folding ones, partly with tears to margins, 1 with larger stain, partly soiled and foxed, some dampstainings to outer margins, a few printed on blue paper).  Contemporary full calf, worn and rubbed, spine in compartments and with title label, damages to lower and upper part of spines, some restorations. Errata leaf to sectio III loose and cut to quarto. Old signature on endpaper. Text partly with some spotting and foxing, a few with dampstains, some staining to margins in the beginning, some pages with some creasing, 1 title leaf with marginal paper loss. Some pages printed on blue paper. 2 vols. Photo  Justus Christian Loder (1753-1832), German anatomist and surgeon, professor in among others Jena. He was a personal physcian both to the Prussian Royal family as well as to Czar Alexander I.  Plates engraved by Roux, Bock, Hössel, Kaiser and Schrötter.  Collation (partly irregular): (11, 1 blank, 4), Sectio I: (2), 47, (1 blank); Sectio II: (2), 21; Sectio III: (2), 94, (1, 1 blank); Sectio IV: (2), 92, (1, 1 blank); Sectio V: (2), 112, (1, 1 blank), 113-162, 66; Sectio VI: (1, 1 blank), 24, 168, (46) pp. Very Good. 

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        Vedute degli Avanzi dei Monumenti Antichi delle Due Sicilie, dedicate alla santità di ... Papa Pio Sesto da Bernardino Olivieri Romano

      Rom,, 1794.. Mit gest. Titel und 60 gest. Tafeln. HLdr. d. Zt. 25 x 37 cm. Brunet V/2, 29379; Graesse V, 21. - Mit den zwei von Alessandro Machelli Dise signierten Ansichten von Paestum. - Berieben, Vorderdeckel lose. Gebräunt, bzw. braunfleckig, wenige Tafeln etwas feuchtfleckig.

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        Göthiska monumenter; Samlade och Beskrifne.

      Första Häftet. (Allt som utkom). Stockholm, Tryckte i Langeska Tryckeriet, 1794. 4:o. (8),16 s. + 19 grav. plr. Oskuren i gråpappersomslag, främre saknas. Inhäftat i senare marmorerat pappersomslag. Detta omslag med sprucken rygg och pappersbitar borta. Häfttrådarna ca 5 mm in på sidor vid rygg. Titelbladet naggat med yttre hörn borta samt något smutsat och med fläck övre yttre hörn. Går igenom i mindre form på de följande fyra bladen. Fläck nedre kant från titelbladet till andra planschen. Övre yttre hörn saknas på bladet efter titelbladet. 28 x 1,5 cm.. Aberstén & Tiselius 520. Berthelius 1042. Planscherna ritade av C.G. Hilfelin och stuckna av Fredr. Akrel. Nitton avbildningar av bohuslänska fornlämningar, bl.a. hällristningar, avritade av conduktören Hilfeling, kort beskrivande text av finansiären Tham och med förord av utgivaren Carl Christof. Gjörwell

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        "The history of Great Britain, connected with the chronology of Europe : with notes, &c. Containing anecdotes of the times, lives of the learned, and specimens of their works - [Complete in 2 volumes, bound in 1]"

      London : T. Cadell, 1794. 1st Edition. "Physical desc.: 2 v., folded plates : genealogical tables ; 27 cm. Contents: v. 1. From Caesar&#39;s invasion, 55 B.C. to Henry IV, 1399. --v. 2. From Henry IV to accession of Edward VI, 1547. Subject: Anecdotes. Great Britain - History - Anecdotes. " "Very good copy in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-cased with the original spine laid-back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong."

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      London, printed for E. Law and Son; and G. G. and J. Robinson, 1794.. 4 volumes in bound in 2, complete set, 4th edition corrected, 1794. 8vo, 220 x 130 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, 65 folding engraved illustrations, pages: (4), xvi, 267; (4), xii, 280; (4), xii, 296; (4), xvi, 367, rebound in half leather over marbled sides, gilt rules and lettering to spine. The spine of the second volume should read "VOL. III & IV" but the binder has omitted to stamp "& IV", on the second volume, also the leather around the title has lightened slightly, a couple of pages slightly dusty, very occasional slight fingermark, light brown staining to 2 lower margins, small ink spot to 1 lower margin, occasional very pale browning to margins, 16 small ink notes (1 or 2 words written above the text), small closed tear to 1 margin, neatly repaired, small hole in 1 page with loss of page number, small chip to 1 fore-edge, fore-edge margin to 3 plates browned, inner margin browned on 1 plate, very pale offsetting on a few plates, tiny hole in 1 plate margin. Bindings tight and firm. A very good sturdy set. The contents of each volume are set out on the half-titles, Volume I: Arithmetical and Mechanical Experiments; Volume II: Experiments in Optics, Chromatics and Acoustics; Volume III: Electrical and Magnetical Experiments; Volume IV: Experiments in Pneumatics, Hydrology, and Pyrotechnics. With an Appendix of Miscellaneous Recreations. This Appendix (pages 175-295), contains the conjuring, magic and card tricks, "Several of the Recreations in this Appendix have, in fact, but little relation to experimental philosophy, especially those that depend on a dextrous manoeuvre; but as experiments of this kind are commonly found in books of mathematical recreations, it seemed requisite to insert some of the most entertaining among them at the end of this treatise" (author&#39;s note). See Toole Stott, A Bibliography of English Conjuring 1581-1876, page 137 No. 392. For the fireworks section (pages 127-171), see Chris Philip, A Bibliography of Firework Books, page 73, No. H110.2-5. Philip points out that Hooper states that much of this work stems from Guyot (Nouvelles Recreations Physiques et Mathematiques - 1786). "We shall here add the description of a new method of imitating artificial fireworks, which appears to be the invention of the ingenious M. Guyot" (Volume IV page 156). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Elements of Mineralogy. Second Edition, with Considerable Improvements and Additions.

      J. Nichols for P. Elmsly, London 1794 - 2 Volumes. 1794-1796. 8vo (210x130 mm). xxxi, [2:blank], 510 pp.; [4], v-xvi, [2:errata], [2:blank], 529, [2:blank] pp., including half-titles, 6 folding tables, some light scattered foxing and browning (heavier to endpapers and pastedowns). Contemporary full leather (minor wear to edges), spine with red morocco labels gilt (renewed for vol. 2). A fine, broad margined copy. ---- Ferguson I, 472; Cole 717; Partington 3:662; Sinkankas 3430; DSB VII, 388-89. - SECOND EDITION. First published in 1784, "the first systematic work on the subject in English" (Ferguson). The revised second edition reflects Kirwan's abandonment of the phlogiston theory. It is much expanded, featuring the Leskean cabinet of 7331 mineral specimens. Kirwan's work was the first systematic treatise on mineralogy in English. Viewing mineralogy as a branch of chemistry, Kirwan described minerals by their chemical composition, combined with the Wernerian method of using external features and properties as a means of identification (Sinkankas 3430). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Philadelphia. 1794.. [2]pp. Single folio sheet. Old fold lines. Minor soiling. Very good. An act which adds provisos to an act granting lands to members of the Virginia line, allowing them to pass warrants on Ohio lands to their heirs, and locates the grants between the Scioto and Miami Rivers. It is followed by "An Act making Appropriations for Certain Purposes therein expressed," which grants monies for naval armament and other similar expenses. "Approved - June the ninth 1794," and signed in print by Speaker of the House Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, President of the Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Izard, and President George Washington. Variant states of other acts of the Third Congress are known, and this issue is that which also has 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. 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 27877. W14562.

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        A Description and Historical Account, of the Places Now the Theatre of War in the Low Countries, Viz Charlemont, Givet, Arras, St. Omer, Bethune embellished with a Frontispiece, and Plans of those Places the Most Remarkable for their Fortifications. The Fourth Edition.

      London: For J. Moore and N. Stanley, Purchasers of the Copy Right, 1794 - Octavo (205 × 129 mm). Contemporary red goatskin, title gilt to spine, rolled bands, sun-in-splendour tools in the compartments, gilt panels to the boards, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A little rubbed and soiled, but still pleasing, light toning, small piece missing torn from the corner of second plate, no loss of image, overall a very good copy. Double-page frontispiece and 15 similar plates. Uncommon and attractive fortification study, this fourth edition issued in the same year as the self-published first edition. "That part of Flanders having frequently been disputed by the various European powers, the author conceives that an undertaking like this will not be unacceptable to the public, particularly at a time when that country exhibits nothing but incampments, sieges, blockades, daily skirmishes, and frequent battles" (To the Public). Astley earned great renown as an equestrian artist and theatrical manager. He had served with General Elliott's regiment of light horse on the continent, distinguishing himself at the battles of Emsdorf and Friedburg. Having obtained a discharge he opened an exhibition of horsemanship in an open field in Lambeth, his only horse being his regimental charger given to him by Elliott. He opened a succession of theatres in London and Paris during the 1770s and 80s, but the French Revolution disrupted his performances in Paris, his amphitheatre being turned into a barracks, so he returned to London and rejoined the army, serving with distinction under the duke of York. With the patronage of the duke and the prince of Wales he was permitted to call his new theatre, opened 1794, Astley's Royal Amphitheatre. The present work is dedicated to the duke.

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        Lettera di Francesco Piranesi al Signor Generale D. Giovanni Acton

      S.n.t., 1794. Unito: Sommario ed estratti di documenti i di cui originali esistono nelle mani del Governo Svedese. Unito: Fatto storico della carcerazione di Vincenzo Mori seguita in Napoli il dì 13. Febraro, 1794. In 8vo; pp.71,XXXI,13. Cart.,titolo manoscritto al piatto anteriore. Rara edizione originale di questa accorata lettera indirizzata a Giovanni Acton, ministro borbonico, scritta a difesa delle infamanti accuse portate a Piranesi a seguito di un grave incidente diplomatico tra il Regno di Svezia e la corte di Napoli. Ugo Foscolo nel 1798 affermo? fosse Vincenzo Monti l?autore della missiva, lodandolo per aver denuciato la corruzione nel regno borbonico. La lettera fu stampata in pochissime copie, sequestrata e distrutta dalle guardie del Re di Napoli. Melzi, Anonimi, II, 345; Parenti, Diz. dei luoghi di stampa falsi, inventati o supposti, pag. 236: ?Questi opuscoli dovrebbero essere tutti compilati da Vincenzo Monti, su materiali a lui forniti da Francesco Piranesi, console di Svezia a Napoli, il quale li fece stampare nella propria casa in Napoli?.

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        Hamburgische Denkwürdigkeiten. Ein topographisch-politisch-historisches Handbuch für Einheimische und Fremde.

      Bachmann u. Gundermann, Hamburg 1794 - Kl.-8vo. Mit gr., mehrf. gef. Plan v. Hamburg (gest. v. T. A. Pingeling) u. 1 gef., gest. Prospekt des Badeschiffs auf der Binnen-Alster. VIII, 247 S. Marmor. Pp. d. Zt. Roter Sprenkelschnitt. Holzmann-Bohatta I, 11507. - Erste Ausgabe. - Kompilation aus dem dreibändigen Werk von Jonas Ludwig von Heß. Ohne die später erschienenen Anhänge. - Einband stärker berieben. Name auf Vorsatz, kl. Namensstempel auf Titel. Guter Band. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        LETTERS ON THE ELEMENTS OF BOTANY. Addressed to a Lady. By the Celebrated J J Rousseau. Translated into English, With Notes, and Twenty-Four Additional Letters, Fully Explaining the System of Linnaeus.

      London, B and J White 1794 - The Fourth Edition, with Corrections and Improvements. 8vo, bound in full original morocco gilt, with gilt tooled and decorated spine, [xxiv], pp503, plus index, followed by 38 plates, some coloured and some partly coloured. Ink prize inscription (dated 1825) to ffep. Light rubbing and edge wear to boards, overall a Very Good Copy. (SHELF 4) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LUBIN Is AWAY. An Original Canzonet Composed by Haydn.

      Rhames's, No. 16 Exchange Street, (n d), Dublin: - "'A Pastoral SongÕ, set in strophic form, is the third of HaydnÕs ÔSix Original CanzonettasÕ published by Corri, Dussek and Company in London in 1794. Better known by its opening line ÔMy mother bids me bind my hairÕit is the most famous of HaydnÕs English canzonettas and was made particularly popular in the nineteenth century by the famous soprano Jenny Lind." [Lock, Haydn Keyboard Project]. This title bound with 42 other pieces of sheet music: Tavistock Books' Inventory ID Nos. 38309 - 38351. Price is for volume containing all 43 pieces. Handwritten 'Contents' to front of volume. Age-toning & soiling to paper. Faint old damping to top edge of leaves. Old paper repair at top edge of 1st leaf; short tear in top edge of second. An About Very Good copy. Half-bound brown leather spine with marbled paper-covered boards. Gilt lyres stamped five times between gilt rules to spine. Rubbing and wear to boards and edges, light chipping to spine. Complete gutter break after title leaf of "Slow & Quick Marches.", resulting in last two pieces detached from text block. A Good - VG item. 12-3/4" x 9-1/4". 1st printing thus, ca late 18th C / early 19th C. [4] pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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