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        Catechism of Health: For the Use of Schools, and for Domestic Instruction. Translated from the last Improved German Edition of this Work, By J. H. Hasse

      London: Printed for C. Dilly..., 1794. FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION. 12mo, 172 x 98 mms., pp. [ii], 190, engraved frontispiece, contemporary Masonic binding in dark green crushed morocco, with gilt-decorated covers, gilt spine, all edges gilt; tear in title-page professionally repaired, but a fine copy, with the arms of George III in gilt on covers. The covers consist of gilt borders, with Masonic emblems, e. g., square and compass, in gilt, at each corner, two of the ornaments being reminiscent of the tools found on John Lovejoy's Masonic bindings; gilt Masonic emblems also appear on the spine. The translator, John Henry Basse dedicates the work to the "Duchess of Cumberland," i. e., Anne [née Anne Luttrell; other married name Anne Horton], Duchess of Cumberland and Strathearn (1743–1808) and thus sister-in-law to George III. She was a co-founder of the Royal Cumberland Freemasons' School in 1788. a school for the daughters of distressed Masons. The school still exists today, as The Royal Masonic School for Girls, now located in Rickmansworth. George III did not approve of her marriage to Prince Henry Frederick (1745 - 1790) on the grounds that she had been married before and was a commoner. Their marriage in fact led to the Royal Marriages Act of 1772, still in force today, which prevents any descendants of George II from marrying without the consent of the sovereign. Although George III was not a Freemason, his sons were; and this binding, with the arms of George III on the covers, was perhaps a conciliatory gift to George III from his sister-in-law. Basse, a Freemason himself, thanks the Duchess for the "beneficence which prompted your Royal Highness to establish a school for the education of orphan children of Freemaons (to whose order I have the honour to belong)...." The author of the book, Bernhard Christoph Faust (1755 - 1842) published Gesundheits-Katechismus zum Gebrauche in den Schulen und beym häuslichen Unterrichte in 1794. It is a guide in a question and answer format to healthy living for children.

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        A CHOICE COLLECTION OF RIDDLES, CHARADES, REBUSES, & c. chiefly original. By Peter Puzzlewell, Esq.

      Engraved frontispiece; iv, 104 pages. Original pink paper-covered boards with mounted engraved label. First edition. Spine expertly repaired; light touch of colouring to frontispiece; else a very good, clean copy. Roscoe J311(1). Complete in itself but further supplemented in 1794 and 1796 with two more parts.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        The Writings of... Secretary for Foreign Affairs to the Congress of the United States of America, in the late war. Containing 1. Rights of Man. 2. Common Sense. 3. The Crisis. 4. Public Good. 5. Letter to Abbe Raynal. 6. Letter to the Earl of Shelburne. 7. Letter to Sir Guy Carlton. 8. Letter to the Authors of the Republican. 9. Letter to Abbe Syeyes.

      Albany: [Charles R. & George Webster, c.1794].. First collected edition, third issue, 8vo, xii, 124, 90, 10, 38, 60, 186, 41, (1), (iii)-70, (2), 24 pp. Title page lacking a strip at the foot with the loss of part of the imprint, recently laid down, subsequent advertisement leaf with loss from the lower corner also laid down, but without loss of text. Some browning and foxing, a few marginal chips not affecting text, one leaf with a small closed marginal tear, owner's old ink stamp to the title and one other leaf. Recent period style full calf, retaining a contemporary maroon morocco spine label. The first collected edition of Paine's works, which includes the first collected edition of the American Crisis (although numbers 10 and 12 were omitted as the publisher could not obtain copies) and the first Albany editions of the Rights of Man and Common Sense. The Subscriber's list begins with 29 members of Congress, including James Madison and his second Vice President Eldbridge Gerry. The second part of "Rights of Man" and "Letter to Mr. Secretary Dundas" were first included in the second issue as they were not printed in time for the first issue, and this third version contains the works in the order in which Paine composed them. In addition a 1793 New York edition of "Letter to the Addressers..." has been bound in as well. Evans 27466, noting that the differences between the issues are "in itself of little importance, as there was but one printing of the several parts of the three, their only difference being the arrangement of parts in binding".

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        Veiledning til det Danske Monarkies Statistik.

      2. udgave Kiöbenhavn 1794. VIII + 767 + (1) s. Kobberstukket tittelbl. Foldet tabell. Fint samt. helskinnbd. med rødt skinn tittelfelt. Rik ryggdekor i gull. Ex libris på forsatsbl. verso.. *Ded. fra forfatter til Justisraad Malling

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        Philosophical, Political and Literary Travels in Russia during the Years 1788 & 1789,

      First English Edition, 2 vols, viii, 321; vi, 516pp tall octavo, folding engraved map, 3 fine engraved plates, lightly impressed old circular armorial uninked embossed library paper-stamp on title occasionally repeated in text and on plate edges, old half morocco, spines worn and in need of repair but boards holding, internally a very good copy, Perth, Morison, 1794. Chantreau (1741-1808) first published his Voyage philosophique politique et litteraire, in Paris in 1794. The map and plates were clearly re-executed by the present publisher for this provincially printed edition. Only the French edition has appeared at auction in the past 25 years and that in a single copy in 1975. Photograph available on request.

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        Map of the State of Kentucky; with the Adjoining Territories

      H.D. Symonds 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.

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        Plan of the Island of St Vincent

      R. Wilkinson, London, 1794. Large separately printed map with accompanying text, hand coloured outline. Centre fold reinforced otherwise very good. 61 x 92 cms One of 4 maps of the ceded islands by Byres. The most important and detailed map of St Vincent. Tooley 12.

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        [Article on Indian rhinoplasty] in Gentleman's Magazine

      Nichols London: Nichols, 1794. The First Report Published in Europe on the Hindu Method of RhinoplastyB. L. Article on Hindu rhinoplasty. In: The Gentleman's Magazine LXIV, pt. 2, no. 4 (October, 1794) 891-92, 1 plate (at p. 883). 8vo. [2], [585]-1212, [16]pp. (containing 6 numbers, July-December, 1794 & supplement). 19 plates (of 21). [London]: Nichols, 1794. 206 x 128 mm. Calf c. 1794, a little rubbed.. Slight foxing & soiling but very good. 19th century signature and bookplate of Richard Kneeshaw; library bookplate and stamp.First Edition. This untitled article was the first report published in Europe of the Indian forehead-flap method of rhinoplasty. "B. L.'s" report in The Gentleman's Magazine of the curious operation of making a nose from a forehead flap, accompanied by an engraving of the patient Cowasjee with restored nose and showing the stages of the operation, sparked Western interest in plastic operations. This interest culminated in Carpue's successes with the Indian method in 1814-1816 (Garrison-Morton 5737) which were the turning point in the development of modern plastic surgery. Gnudi & Webster 309-16 & fig. 47 reproducing the famous Cowasjee plate. McDowell 74-88, reproducing plate. Zeis / Patterson 438, also noting a later article on p. 1093 calling attention to European rhinoplasty and Tagliacozzi.

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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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        The Geographical Magazine, or New System of Geography. WIth Beautiful and Correct Views, Maps and Globes (complete in 2 vols.)

      Printed for Harrison & Co. London: Printed for Harrison & Co., 1793-1794. Hardcover. vg. 4to. Marbled leather with gold decorated black and maroon title-labels. Raised bands. Vol. 1: Asia and Africa. (8), lxiv, 772, (1) pp. Vol. 2: Europe and America. (1), vi, 608, (2) pp. Frontispiece engraving in both volumes. Title-pages printed in red and black. Illustrated with full-page engravings and b/w fold-out maps. All maps and engravings present. Maps by geographer J. Bayly. Printed letter by the author to King Charles III. preceding preface, as published. Vol. II shows mispagination but text follows catchword on pp. 552 and 559. Six instances of mispagination for an illustration of a map. Age wear, scuffing and some abrasions on boards. Gold on spine faded. Hinges starting. Split along joints on front and back board, firmly holding. Front board in Vol. 2 almost detached. Brown stain on top of gutter from front endpaper through title-page in Vol. I. Some staining and minor foxing on first and last few pages. Rear endpaper in Vol. I creased. Slight pulling to edges of few maps. Binding in good-, interior in overall very good condition. Rare complete two volume set of this important 18th-century geographical work. Contents: Vol. I: Introduction / Continent of Asia / Asiatic Islands / Continent of Africa / African Islands. Vol. II: Continent of Europe / European Islands / Continent of America / American Islands.

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

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

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        Opere... venezia, presso antonio curti (poi stamperia pepoliana), 1794.

      Diciotto volumi di cm., 11,5, pp.100 ca. ciascuno. Frontespizi interamente incisi in rame. Legatura strettamente coeva in mezza pelle e piatti in carta marmorizzata. Tagli dorati. Ciascun volume preservato in custodia in cart. rigido dipinto. Esemplare genuino ed in ottino stato di conservazione. Si tratta dei primi 18 volumi di questa non comune edizione delle opere del Metastasio in piccolo formato e nel presente esemplare impreziositi dalla particolarità di essere conservati in una piacevole legatura coeva protetta dalle affascinanti custodie. La presente edizione proseguì fino al volume 27.

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        Langebekiana, eller bidrag til den danske literairhistorie, uddragne af Jacob Langebeks efterladte papirer ved Rasmus Nyerup.

      Pendant til Lüxdorphiana. Köpenhamn, J. F. Schultz's forlag, 1794. 8:o. (6),407 s. Ljusbrunt stänkdekorerat pappbd med benvit titeletikett (Johanna Röjgård). Gamla stänkta snitt. Enstaka obetydliga lagerfläckar. En liten, men knappast störande, fuktfläck i övre marginalen på s. 251-318.. Bibliotheca danica IV:550. Bring Itineraria svecana 173. På s. 123-264 återfinns "Langebeks svenske reise i aarene 1753/54" dels i form av utdrag ur hans dagbok, dels i form av resebrev. På s. 264-70 finns en uppsats "Om nogle manuskripter i Aboe" och därefter några utdrag ur dessa. Under sina resor i Sverige besökte Langebek bl.a. Lund, Karlskrona, Öland, Gotland, Linköping och Stockholm. Därifrån fortsatte han vidare till Finland och St. Petersburg

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

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

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        Gedanken über einige dem Officier der Leichten Reuterey nothwendige Kenntnisse.

      Riga, J.C.D. Müller, 1794. 4to. Cont. hcalf. Gilt back. A paperlabel pasted on lower part of back. A stamp on foot of titlepage and on verso of. 246,(1) pp. and 14 engraved plates showing different horseraces and their anatomy. A clean copy with broad margins printed on good paper.. First edition. The horses shown and described are Kirgisisch Pferd, Russisches Pferd, Kalmukisch Pferd, Donsches Pferd, Zaparogisch Pferd, Wildes Pferd, their etiological and physical differences and how to treat and care for them

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        Description de L'Art de Fabriquer les Canons

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

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      I-IV. Sthlm, Kongl. tryckeriet respektive H. A. Nordström, 1794-98. 8:o. (12),256,245-67,(1) s. & 3 utvikbara grav. plr + (6),323,(3) s. & 9 utvikbara grav. plr på 8 blad & 2 utvikbara tryckta tabeller + (6),276,267-68,279-386 s. & 7 utvikbara grav. plr + (4),435,(2,1 blank,1,1 blank,4) s. & 4 utvikbara grav. plr. Fyra samtida hfrbd med dekorativt guldornerade ryggar, ljusbruna titeletiketter, runda nummerskyltar och rödstänkta snitt. Pärmpapprena lite fuktskadade och nötta samt med en fuktrand på den bakre pärmen till del IV. Ett minimalt maskhål i bakre falsen till del I och i främre i följande del. En del lagerfläckar. Fuktfläckar, mestadels i övre marginalen, från början till s. 33 och smärre solkfläckar på s. 240 och 256 i del I. Del II har en del småfläckar och några pappersförluster i nedre hörnet på s. 229 och 283. Del III är fuktfläckig i övre marginalen fram till s. 12 och har i övrigt endast sporadiska småfläckar. Den sista delen har en pappersförlust i nedre hörnet på s. 117, en del vikta hörn och sista hälften av volymen med ställvisa fuktränder i övre marginalen. Den tredje planschen i denna del har en reva. Med Ga. Oxenstiernas namnteckningar daterade 1814.. Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 5144. En andra upplaga utkom 1804. "Ändamålen med dessa samlingar äro: at göra de af våra svenska läsare, som ej hafva lätt tilgång til utländska böcker, något bekante med nyare militairiska författare; at gifva svenska officerare tilfälle, at meddela hvarandra deras tankar i ämnen som höra til krigs-vetenskapen; och sist, at samla handlingar för vårt fäderneslands krigs-historia". Innehåller exempelvis uppsatserna: "Om uplysningens verkan i krigsståndet; öfversättning", "Om tactiquen i allmänhet; af Lindenau", "Underrättelser hörande til ridande artilleriets historia; öfversättning", "Undersökning om svenska indelnings-verkets miltairiska värde", "Riks-rådet och fältmarskalken Leonhard Torstensons relation til drottning Christina om slaget vid Leipzig 1642", "Landshöfdingen och generalen Carl Sparres berättelse om danskarnes infall i Jemteland 1677, med bilagor", "Handlingar, rörande jemtländska arméens infall och fälttog i Norrige 1718 och 1719, samt utmarchen derifrån", "Beskrifning öfver 1789 års campagne i Finland, utdragen ur en journal hållen från krigets början til des slut", "Förtekning på moderne och godkände böcker i krigsvetenskapen", "Reflexioner öfver en stående armées styrka i förhållande til statens förmögenhet", "Anteckningar om nuvarande ryske general-lieutenanten Georg Magn. Sprengtportens lefnad och förrättningar i sit fäderlands tjenst" och "Journal öfver de manoeuvrer, som blifvit verstställde [sic!] med Savolax-corpsen år 1775 och 1776, författad 1779 af Georg Magn. Sprengtporten"

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      In folio gr. (mm. 478x321), cartoncino mod., tit. ms. al dorso, 5 cc.nn., 101 pp.num., con 8 tavv. disegnate dallo Scarpa ed inc. in rame in chiaroscuro: due da Benedetto Eredi di Firenze e le altre dal celebre Faustino Anderloni; tutte e 8 sono ripetute inc. al tratto. "Seconda edizione". Cfr. Choulant, p. 299 che cita anche la prima ediz. del 1789, Ticini: "Both editions contain the same copper plates. The first 5 plates deal with zootomic subjects, the last 3 with human anatomy" - Morton,1453: "Scarpa made important researches concerning the auditory and olfactory apparatus of fishes, birds, reptiles, and man" - Premuda, p. 191 - Sallander,8532 - Castiglioni, p. 616. Prime 8 carte con evidenti aloni al marg. bianco, altrim. esempl. a grandi margini con barbe, ben conservato.

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        Breve Instruccion del Metodo y Practica de los Quatro Juicios, Civil

      1794. Alcaraz y Castro, Isidoro. Breve Instruccion del Metodo y Practica de los Quatro Juicios, Civil Ordinario, Sumario de Particion, Executivo, Y General de Concurso de Acreedores: Anotados con las Especies mas Ocurrentes en los Tribunales. Util Para los Pasantes de la Juntas de Practica, Y Abogados Principiantes. Madrid: En la Imp. de la Viuda, E Hijo de Marin, 1794. [xii], 271, [1] pp. Two parts in one volume with continuous pagination; the second part is titled: Breve Instruccion del Metodo, Y Practica de los Quatro Juicios Criminales. Quarto (8" x 6"). Contemporary sheep treated to look like tree calf, lettering piece, gilt fillets and gilt ornaments to spine. Some rubbing to extremities, a few minor scuffs and stains to boards, corners bumped, front endleaves lacking, about 1/4 inch trimmed from foot of title page. Toning, faint dampspotting in places, tiny dampstains to title page. Brief annotations to front pastedown and rear endleaf, interior otherwise clean. * Fourth edition. Divided into two parts, each with four sections, this is an elementary textbook on Spanish law similar (in overall conception) to the Institutes of Justinian. In his preface Castro says his principal sources were Vela, Molina, Gregorio Lopez, Acevedo, Barbosa, Gutierrez, Rodriguez, Acosta, Parladorio and Antonio Gomez. First published in 1762, this book went through four more editions in 1770, 1781, 1794 and 1828. All are scarce and rarely found in North America. Of all editions, OCLC locates 5 copies, all of the 1781, two in law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress). We also located a copy of the fifth edition at UC-Berkeley law library.

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        Asclepiadis Bithyni Fragmenta

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

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        Ueber die Nationalfeste der Franzosen. Eine Rede von Robespierre gehalten in der Sitzung des Convents am 7ten May 1794

      Altona, o. Dr., 1794.. Tit., 62 S. Umschlag d. Zt.

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        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.

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        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

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

      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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        Ueber den Begriff der Wissenschaftslehre oder der sogenannten Philosophie, als Einladungsschrift zu seinen Vorlesungen über diese Wissenschaft.

      Weimar, 1794. Small 8vo. Bound in a very nice recent half leather binding of red morocco w. gilt title to spine, red marbled paper over boards. A very nice and clean copy. 68 pp. (pp. I-VIII + (9) - 68).. The rare first edition of Fichte's main work, in which he coins the word "Wissenschaftslehre" (science of knowledge) and introduces his philosophy in general; the work is generally accepted as being one of the most important works of German idealism, as well as of the philosophy of the Romantic era. In the beginning of the 1790'ies Fichte wrote the work "Versuch einer Kritik aller Offenbahrung", which Kant approved of and found a publisher for. The work appeared without mention of author on the title-page, and the work was immediately ascribed to Kant, -a better mistake could not have happened for Fichte, and when Kant corrected it, Fichte's reputation was secured. Already at the end of 1793 he was offered a chair teaching philosophy at the University of Jena. It was here in Jena that he wrote the work that became his most important and influential, his seminal "Ueber den Begriff der Wissenschaftslehre", which came to hugely influence epistemological philosophy throughout the 19th century."In this perfected "Wissenschaftslehre" the way is prepared for all the later Hegelian dialectic. If Kant had opened up the path which German, and indeed all, philosophy was to take in the nineteenth century, the credit for the complete description of its subject-matter belongs to Fichte." (PMM 244).Fichte represented a more radical version of Kant's philosophy, in which he, in direct opposition to Kant and his "Ding an Sich", explained everything as coming from the "I" ("Ich"). Even that which appears as being the independent, physical world around us, is in reality set by the I, which needs something that is different from itself (a "not-I") in order to define itself. In the present work, Fichte uses the term "Wissenschaftslehre" in his attempt to create a system of human knowledge. He sets out to find an irrefutable foundation for human knowledge that would be raised above all doubt. In Fichte's system everything is connected to everything and the foundational theorem of the science of knowledge is the theorem of which all knowledge is dependant. Apart from that the science of knowledge makes sure that every single science contains its own foundational theorem which it cannot acquire itself.Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762-1814) was of one of the founding thinkers of German idealism. He is considered a very important philosopher in at least two respects: 1) as the uniter of the ideas of the two great - Kant and Hegel -, and as an important philosopher in himself, who has contributed originally to the philosophy of the self. By some he is considered the father of German nationalism. PMM 244

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        [Kant] Stycken, til befrämjande af rätta begrep om philosophien, dess andamål och närvarande tilstånd, utgifne af Daniel Boëthius.

      Uppsala, J. F. Edman, 1794. (4),148 s. + CHRISTIERNIN, P. N. Försök till en alfvarsam och hufvudsakelig granskning af den kantiska eller nya så kallade critiska philosophien, och det förmenta rena förnuftet, i anledning af Stycken till befrämjande af rätta begrep om philosophien, dess ändamål och närvarande tillstånd, utgifne af herr profess. Boëthius, och tryckte i Upsala 1794. Uppsala, J. F. Edman, 1795. 8:o. (2),VI,126,(2 blanka) s. + KANT, IMMANUEL. Om känslan af det sköna och höga. Öfwersättning. Sthlm, Kumblinska tryckeriet, 1796. 8:o. (2),101,(1) s. + GOTTMARK, JOHAN. Kantiska så kallade philosophien, ifrån des själfgjorda obegriplighet utweklad, och til sit werkliga innehåll updagad. Sthlm, Kumblinska tryckeriet, 1796. 8:o. (2),63 s. Samtida marmorerat hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg, ljusbrun titeletikett av glättad papp och stänkta snitt. Ryggen ngt blekt. En liten svart tuschfläck på bakre pärmen. Inlagorna med en del lager- och rostfläckar. Bläcknumreringar på titelbladen. Kraftigare rostfläckar i det tredje arbetet på s. 55-56 och 69-70 och det sista arbetet har en tryckfärgsplump med bokstavsförlust på s. 26. Med A. D. Hummels namnteckningar och grav. exlibris. Trevligt samlingsband från Ericsberg.. I det första arbetet är fyra av verkets "afhandlingar" översatta ur "Beyträge zur Geschichte der Philosophie" utgiven av Georg Gustav Fülleborn och den femte är skriven av utgivaren. Efter Christiernins arbete fortsatte striden om den "kantiska" filosofin i "Extra posten". Det tredje arbetet är en översättning av "Beobachtungen über das Gefühl des Erhabenen und Schönen" 1764. Göteborgaren Arvid David Hummel (1778-1836) var vitter författare och entomolog. Han publicerade sin första dikt redan 1791 och sin första diktsamling 1795. Han flydde 1807 p.g.a. skulder till Ryssland och tvingades då lämna efter sig ett fint bundet bibliotek och en konstsamling. Hammarsköld ansåg honom som "ett qvickt hufwud" men avfärdade på sedvanligt manér hans litterära försök, vilka "utmärka sig genom den mest jordkrypande platthet"

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

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

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      In-4 gr. (mm. 369x244), 2 voll. in 1, mz. pelle ottocentesca (lievi abras.), fregi e tit. oro al dorso. Vol. I: 10 cc.nn. (la prima bianca), 331 pp. - Vol. II: 2 cc.nn. (la prima bianca), 337 pp. - La dedica al Re di Spagna, Carlo IV di Borbone, composta in versi sciolti dal co. Gastone Rezzonico della Torre e stampata in carattere corsivo, è seguita dalla prefazione di Bodoni che occupa 4 facciate. Questa "Gerusalemme Liberata" è di particolare eleganza tipografica. Cfr. Brooks,564 che elenca le 4 edizioni del 1794, a partire dalla prima in 3 voll. La ns. è definita: ?in folio picc. di Londra? - Giani ?Bibl. bodoniana?,62: ?Importantissimo lavoro filologico del Serassi verificato sugli autografi del Sorrentino? - Gamba,949. Esemplare con barbe, ben conservato.

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      Leipzig, Voss und Compagnie, 1794-95.. Volume I and 25 pages of Volume 2 ONLY OF 5 VOLUMES normally bound in 4. FIRST EDITION, 1794-95. 4to, approximately 250 x 210 mm, 9¾ x 8¼ inches, engraved title page to Volume I with colour printed vignette, (ENGRAVED TITLE LACKING IN VOLUME II), 36 VERY ATTRACTIVE HAND COLOURED PLATES OF WILS FLOWERS, 30 to Volume I and 6 to the first part of Volume II, the text is in 3 languages: GERMAN, FRENCH and ENGLISH, pages 124; 125-150; 151-154 index in 4 languages including Latin, with catchword to index on page 150, bound in half leather over marbled sides, contrasting gilt lettered labels to spine, all edges red. Tiny split to top of upper hinge, just slightly rubbed at head and tail of spine, corners slightly worn, neat inscription on front pastedown, inscriber's initials stamped neatly on title page, title page faintly browned, small old ink library stamp on verso title page and on final page of index, occasional small brown spots to text pages, a few text pages lightly browned, originally sold in 28 parts and occasional trace of blue paper wrapper shows at inner edge including on title page, 1 plate has a little faint browning to background, 1 has a small very pale stain to background, otherwise plates very nice and bright, the hand colouring very neat. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy (Volume I and first part of Volume II only). Little is known about Friedrich Dreves (1775-1816) born in Dobbersen. He was responsible only for Volume I, the later volumes were by Friedrich Gottlob Hayne with the assistance of Heinrich Christoph Albrecht. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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      1794. LOCKE, John, (ed. John WYNNE). AN ABRIDGEMENT OF MR. LOCKE'S ESSAY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING. Boston: Printed by Manning & Loring for J. White, Thomas & Andrews, D. West, E. Larkin, J. West, and the Proprietor of the Boston Bookstore, 1794. First American edition. 250 pp., A6 - W6 (last page blank). 12mo., brown calf with gilt spine rules and gilt red morocco spine label. Joints cracked, spine shallowly chipped at heel and crown, corners and edges worn. Label gilt lettering slightly rubbed. Light to moderate occasional foxing. Offset tanning to title page. Ink ownership dated "June '97" to blank recto preceding title page. Overopened at title page; contents page through p. 10 partially detached. The last four blank pages are dampstained. The only 18th century edition published in America; the full text was not published in America until 1803. Benjamin Franklin called it 'the best Book of Logick in the World" [LCP First American Editions Exhibit (1984)]. Evans 21227. Quite scarce.

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      1794. Fine. PHARMACOPOEA HISPANA. Madrid, Typographia Ibarriana, 1794. First edition. Engraved title. xiv, 212, [22],16 pp. 8vo., full leather that is rubbed and edgeworn, with small losses at spine ends, and shaken. Beautifully printed on fine paper. Internally fine except for library markings, which are limited to the front pastedown and title page. Contemporary ink signature, of Manuel Gorgullo, at the end of errata. (Wellcome IV, p. 370).

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        Unterhaltungen für junge Leute aus der Naturgeschichte, dem bürgerlichen Leben und der Kunst. 3. verbesserte Auflage (Teil 3 in 2. Auflage)

      Nürnberg, Weigel 1794 -1804. 19 cm. 3 Teile in 3 Bänden; Frontispiz Portr. d. Autors, (14), 356, (12); Frontispiz (Familienszene), (24), 367, (1 weiß); 10, 296 Seiten und 1 gestochenen Titelvignette in Band 1 und zusammen 141 Kupfertafeln von Ambrosious Gabler, G. Vogel, F. A. Annert, Stoessel, Stahl, Schratzenstaller, Johann Leitner und anderen, Pappbände der Zeit mit grünem typographischen Rückenschild - Handbuch KJL III, 954ff. - Lex. KJL III, 723 - Rammensee 1574 - Wegehaupt I, 2171-72 - Die angegebenen Bibliographien nennen alle andere Ausgaben bzw. Einzelbände oder unvollständige Exemplare. So vollständig wie hier äußerst seltenes Lehrbuch der Naturgeschichte, Ökonomie, Künste und Handwerke, "gedacht für die männliche Jugend des Bürgerstandes als Leitfaden bei der Wahl des künftigen Berufes und für Lehrer als Anleitung zur Vermittlung einer historischen Kenntnis der Künste und Handwerke" (Handbuch KJL). Teile 2 und 3 erschienen auch unter dem Titel "Faßliche Beschreibung der gemeinnützlichsten Künste und Handwerke ..." Das vorliegende Exemplar ist mit Ausnahme der im 1. Teil fehlenden Tafel und des im 3. Teil fehlenden Frontispizes komplett. Das Frontispiz von Teil 1 Verfasser-Porträt von A. W. Külfner nach C(onrad) Geiger. Die Tafeln in Teil 1 zeigen und a. Tiere, Pflanzen, Haustiere, Vogelfang, Jagd, Imkerei, Weinlese, Küche, Wohnräume, Schiffe; in Teil 2 und 3 Berufsdarstellungen: Müller, Bäcker, Fleischer, Bierbrauer, Weber, Schneider, Kürschner, Schuhmacher, Schmied, Schlosser, Goldschmied, Zinngießer, Klempner, Färber, Hutmacher, Lohgerber, Weißgerber, Sattler, Nadler, Hornpresser, Bürstenmacher, Beutelmacher, Seiler, Böttcher, Töpfer, Tischler, Drechsler, Seifensieder, Kerzenzieher, Zimmermann, Maurer, Steinmetz, Brunnenbauer, Pergamenter, Wagner, Windenmacher, Silberschmied, Kupferstecher, Steinschneider, Gürtler, Strumpfwirker, Knopfmacher, Bortenwirker, Zirkelschmied, Barbier, Bader, Feilenhauer, Papiermacher, Buchdrucker, Buchbinder, Kunstmaler, Bildhauer, Glasbläser, Spiegelmacher, Münzpräger, Kardetschenmacher, Uhrmacher, Zuckerbäcker, Bleiweißfabrikant, Büchsenmacher, Büchsenschäfter, Perückenmacher, Friseur, Goldschläger, Gold- und Silberdrahtzieher, Kupferdrucker, Formschneider, Schriftgießer, Leimsieder, Siebmacher, Kupferschmied, Rotgießer, Gelbgießer, Glasschleifer, Glasschneider, Schieferdecker, Potaschensieder, Glockengießer, Tapezierer, Geschützgießer, Pulvermüller, Porzellanfabrikant, Instrumentenmacher. Stellenweise finger- bzw. stockfleckig; Band 1 bis Seite 40 abnehmend und ab Seite 253 zunehmend braunfleckig, ab S. 353 Textverlust in der oberen Ecke durch Kopien ersetzt, Wegehaupt zählt 1 Kupfer mehr in Band 1, GVK zählt jedoch 46 Kupfer. -

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      Boston: W. Norman, [1794].. [2],144pp. plus folding plate. Contemporary wooden boards, covered in patterned paper, paper spine. Bottom inch of rear board lacking. Two later linen strips reinforcing hinges. Wear to binding. Minor soiling and foxing. Very good. Illustrated Bible for children, with numerous woodcuts, including a full set of the Apostles and a full-page cut showing the Day of Judgement. The folding plate at the front shows two states of being, as depicted by a tree - that of a good Christian and that of the Natural Man. This is the second hieroglyphical Bible printed in America, preceded only by the Isaiah Thomas one of 1788. William Norman, the publisher, is better known as a map publisher and printer of the first American coastal atlas (1790). Quite nice, in contemporary condition, and of great rarity. EVANS 26651. BRISTOL B9480. SHIPTON & MOONEY 47726. WELCH 513.1. ROSENBACH 181. HAMILTON 153. SABIN 53019.

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        Law is a Bottomless Pit, Or, The History of John Bull, Published

      1794. [Arbuthnot, John (1667-1735)]. [Swift, Jonathan (1667-1745)]. Law is a Bottomless Pit: Or, The History of John Bull. Published from a Manuscript Found in the Cabinet of the Famous Sir H. Polesworth, In the year 1712. A New Edition. Boston: Printed and Sold by John W. Folsom, 1794. x, [1] 12-228 pp. Final page is a publisher advertisement. 12mo. (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary sheep, gilt fillets to spine. Rubbed, light scratches to boards, corners bumped, hinges cracked but secure. Offsetting to margins of endleaves, which have some edgewear. Light browning to text, occasional light foxing, faint dampstaining to a few leaves. Early owner signature (of Peter Thurston, 1800) to front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. * Only American edition. Originally published in London in 1712, this satirical work is attributed to Arbuthnot in some sources, Swift in others. It is an attack on the Whig Party grounded in a lengthy law suit involving "Lord Strutt," "John Bull," "Nicholas Frog" and "Lewis Babboon." OCLC locates 11 copies of this imprint in North America, 2 in law libraries (Harvard and the Library of Congress). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 5148.

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        Cary's New Map of England and Wales with part of Scotland

      London: J. Cary, June 11th, 1794. 4to., (11 6/8 x 9 3/8 inches). Engraved title-page, dedication leaf, Explanations, and scale. Engraved "General Map" giving Greenwich as the meridian, and 77 engraved numbered maps (1-81) all with original hand-colour in full. Contemporary tree calf, gilt, all edges gilt (rebacked to style). Provenance: from the library of Christopher Henry Beaumont Pease, Lord Wardington (1924-2005), his sale Library of Important Atlases and Geographies, 18th October 2005, lot 94. First edition. The general map of England and Wales is "is the first map on the meridian of Greenwich instead of London (St. Paul's Cathedral) which had been used on English maps from its introduction by John Seller in 1676" (Wardington). There are in fact four meridians that pass through the Royal Observatory in Greenwich: the first was Flamsteed's, established in 1675 and named for the celebrated Astronomer Royal; the second was established by Edmund Halley in 1725; the third after James Bradley; and the fourth in 1851 by Sir George Airy. This last was designated the Prime Meridian at an international conference in Washington in 1884, even though France continued to use their own meridian in creating maps for several decades to come. "Cary's first known engraved plan is dated 1779. Henceforth, the quality of his engraving established new standards and a new style, with his effective, starkly beautiful, plain design being widely adopted. His firm's cartographic output was prolific and diverse, ranging through maps, plans, atlases, astronomical and educational works, road-books (including works based on surveys by Aaron Arrowsmith the elder, who probably trained him), guides, and globes. Particularly noteworthy are the immensely popular New and Correct English Atlas (editions from 1787), which became the standard county atlas of the period, and the Traveller's Companion (from 1790), the printing plates of both of which had to be replaced having become worn in the effort to meet the huge demand, and the particularly fine New English Atlas (from 1801) and New Universal Atlas (from 1808)" (David Smith for DNB). From the distinguished library of Lord Wardington, whose collection of Atlases was unique: "a panoply of the history of cartography and of great mapmakers" (Andrew Phillips "An Appreciation", Sotheby's sale Catalogue).Catalogued by Kate Hunter..

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        John Adams Discusses America's Mission, Democratic Governance and Historical Issues Relating to The Quasi-War With France

      John Adams Discusses America's Mission, Democratic Governance and Historical Issues Relating to The Quasi-War With France.The XYZ Affair& & John Marshall, John Adams and Elbridge Gerry Manage the XYZ Affair& & & In 1794, with war having broken out on the Continent, the U.S. dispatched John Jay to London to negotiate a treaty with the British. The Jay Treaty, signed in 1795, sought to settle issues unresolved after the Revolutionary War, among them rights of U.S. and other neutral vessels and impressment by the British. The French, at war with Britain, viewed this act with hostility, even though it proved largely ineffective in the end. In the meantime, the newly developing political party system was dividing America based on sympathies with nations in Europe, with some, among them Alexander Hamilton and the Federalists, who favored closer relations with Britain and others, among them Thomas Jefferson, siding with France. & & In 1796, Charles Coteworth Pinckney succeeded James Monroe as minister to France. Monroe had been popular in France and Pinckney was a Federalist. The French government (then the Directory) refused to receive him, and he retired to the Netherlands. French attacks on American ships began happening regularly and stirred anti-French sentiments in the U.S., where many beat the drum for war. President John Adams called a special session of Congress, and on May 16, 1797, he sent a message to Congress supporting a military buildup. However, Adams also decided to send a delegation to France hoping to improve relations. Elbridge Gerry and John Marshall would meet Pinckney in Paris. They were instructed to treat with France but not to do anything detrimental to their treaty with Britain.& & From the start, this mission was met with resistance. In 1797, a more conservative French government took power and it was even less inclinded to deal with the Federalists than had been policy previously. The ministers from America were not formally recognized by the government and instead were forced to negotiate with secret agents, X, Y and Z, who worked for French foreign minister Charles Maurice de Talleyrand. What made matters worse, the French government, through these informal discussions, demanded an apology and a large payment from the Americans before even sitting down officially at the negotiating table. All three ministers rejected this outright. Marshall wrote a long dispatch to Secretary of State Pickering on November 8 and this would be leaked to the press in the U.S., enflaming public opinion.& & The American political divisions were well-known in France. Pinckney and Marshall were Federalists and the French government treated them in a hostile manner, feeling they were acting with British interests in mind. Gerry, though a moderate, was considered somewhat in the French camp. Many times, Talleyrand agreed to meet with Gerry privately and even offered to negotiate only with him, a proposition that all three American rejected, as their credentials authorized them to treat with the French only as a group. In March of 1798, the Directory determined to issue passports for Marshall and Pinckney, sending them home to get them out of the way, while retaining Gerry. & He links the success of republics to ancient democracies& & The push for war with France was gaining steam. On March 19 1798, Adams asked Congress to arm American vessels, shore up our coastal defenses, and manufacture arms. Jefferson bitterly criticized Adams' message, and in a letter to James Madison, hoped to stall events for as long as possible, stating "if we could but gain this season, we should be saved. The affairs of Europe would of themselves relieve us." In response to Adams, Jeffersonian Republican congressmen introduced resolutions to support building up coastal and internal defenses, but not arming of ships. Also, they felt a declaration of war was inexpedient. Then, on April 2, the entire content of the letters from Europe exposing the XYZ bribery scandal were made public, and even Republican congressmen were upset. Also, by keeping Gerry and releasing the rest, the French appeared to be intentionally dividing the Americans at home. Moreover, the actions of Citizen Genet, French minister in the U.S., seemed to support the contention that France was attempting to pit Americans against their own government. The popularity of President Adams skyrocketed and letters flowed from all over the country to support his policies. & & One letter from America's fifth largest city, directed to Adams and supporting the government, must have warmed his heart. The Baltimorians wrote: "That your memorialists at this important and eventful crisis, when a foreign nation...has menaced with destruction the freedom and independence of the United States, and represented the citizens thereof to be a divided people, feel themselves impelled by considerations of duty and love to their country, to express their sentiments and declare their determination to support the constituted authorities... Having the fullest confidence in the wisdom of our government, we submit to their consideration the necessity of placing our country in a state of defence, and protecting our commerce; and trust...temporary inconvenience resulting from the interruption of peace will not be considered of such magnitude as to be placed in competition with the sovereignty and freedom of the United States, whose existence is unjustly threatened."& & Adams, the atlas, instigator and philosopher of American independence, responded in this letter reflecting his thoughts on the nature of republics and his concern that the fledgling American government make such a system work - something no European nation had yet managed. He also defined his view on the scope of freedom of expression, saying that divisions of opinion are a natural and often salutary part of a republic, so long as foreign nations are not able to foment those divisions into a destructive disunity. On the immediate political questions, the President stated that the United States would defend itself and protect its commerce from foreign powers in order to maintain its sovereignty. & & Letter Signed as President, Philadelphia, May 2, 1798, "To the Citizens of Baltimore & Baltimore County in the State of Maryland." "Thank you for communicating to me this respectful address. The sense you entertain of the conduct of a foreign nation in threatening with destruction the freedom, and Independence, of the United States, and representing the Citizens of America as a divided people, is such as patriotism naturally and necessarily inspires. The fate of every republic in Europe however, from Poland to Geneva, has given too much cause for such thoughts and projects in our Enemies, and such apprehensions in our Friends and ourselves. Republics are always divided in opinions concerning forms of Government, and plans, and details of administration - these divisions are generally harmless, often salutary, and seldom very hurtful, except when foreign Nations interfere, and by their acts, and agents, excite and foment them into parties and factions; such interference and influence, must be resisted and exterminated or it will end in America, as it did anciently in Greece, and in our own time in Europe, in our total destruction as a republican Government and Independent power. The liberal applause you bestow on the measures pursued by the Government, for the adjustment of differences and restoration of harmony, your resolutions of Resistance in preference to submission to any foreign power, your confidence in the Government, your recommendation of measures of defences of the Country, and protection of its commerce, and your generous resolution to submit to the Expences and temporary inconveniencies which may be necessary to preserve the sovereignty, and freedom of the United States are received with much respect." His docket on the verso, "Answer to Baltimore," indicates that this is Adams' own retained copy of the letter.

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        Travels During the Years 1787, 1788, & 1789; Undertaken more particularly with a view of ascertaining the Cultivation, Wealth, Resources and National Prosperity of the Kingdom of France.

      London 1794.. Second edition, 2 volumes, 4to, viii, 629, (3 Index); (iv), 336, (4 Index) pp. 3 folding maps, one neatly hand coloured, maps with some minor tears, carefully repaired, some marginal browning and light damp staining, particularly to outer edges of leaves in volume II. Plainly bound in recent quarter imitation calf, a few marks, morocco spine labels showing some wear. Prolific writer on agriculture and its practices. "His Tours, especially those in Ireland and France, which are both excellent, are his most valuable publications. The latter is admitted by the ablest French writers to contain the best account of the state of France previously to the Revolution; and the numerous defects in the agricultural economy of the kingdom were never so clearly pointed out..." (McCulloch). Goldsmiths 15937. Kress B2872.

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        Voyages en France pendant les années 1787-88-89 et 90, entrepris plus particulièrement pour s'assurer de l'état de l'agriculture, des richesses, des ressources et de la prospérité de cette Nation. [Suivi de ] Voyage en Italie pendant l'année 1789

      A Paris: Chez Buisson, 1794. relié. 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 8 (12,5x20,5cm). Seconde édition, illustrée d'une carte dépliante en couleurs. Plein Veau brun d'époque moucheté. Dos lisse orné de 4 fers soleil cloisonnés. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Coiffe du tome I elimée avec manque. Coiffe de queue des tomes I et 3 idem, élimées avec manques. Mors supérieur du tome I ouvert en tête et queue ; mors inférieur idem, sur 5 cm ; idem pour le mors inférieur du tome 3. Manques sur les plats supérieurs des tomes 2 et 3. Coins du tome I rongés ; autres coins émoussés. Ensemble frotté. Marge du feuillet 31 au tome I déchirée, sans atteinte au texte. Malgré tout, les trois dos présentent un aspect fort correct. Voyage à travers l'ensemble de la France rédigé sous la forme d'un journal, et qui constitue un document de première importance sur l'état économique du pays. La seconde partie, qui commence au premier tiers du tome II, après des considérations sur les différentes régions, est un véritable traité d'agriculture française avec tous les sujets qui s'y rapportent (climat sols...). On aura compris que la spécificité de ce voyage tient à son approche économique. - Chez Buisson, A Paris _1794, 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 8 (12,5x20,5cm), 492pp. et (4) 498pp. et (4) 426pp. , relié. - relié

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        Voyage philosophique, politique et litteraire, fait en Russie pendant les années 1788 et 1789. 1-2.

      Paris, Briand, 1794. Two volumes, XVI + 387; X + 581 p. 1 folding map and 1 engraved plate in the first volume, 2 engraved plates in the second volume. Contemporary full calf with gilt decorated spine and red edges. 20 X 19 cm. In excellent condition

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        Merits of Mr Pitt and Mr Hastings as Ministers in War and in Peace : Impartially Stated

      Printed for J Debrett, U.K, 1794. First Edition. Leather Binding. Very Good/No Jacket. viii, 80 pages + 24 page biographies (modern) in modern, heavy maroon leather covered boards with gilt lettering to spine, map pastedowns and copy of a Gillray cartoon inlaid to front. Though not credited, the British Library gives the author as William Pitt (The Younger) one of the subjects and the, then, Prime Minister. Warren Hastings, governor general of Bengal since 1773, returned home in 1785, having greatly strengthened British power in India, only to undergo the ordeal of an impeachment for his conduct. Pitt honestly believed that there was a case against Hastings and, determined that the British name should be freed from the suspicion of injustice or oppression in the government of Asian peoples, supported the demand for an inquiry. But those who conducted the impeachment acted with unwarrantable rancour; the trial dragged on for seven years and, although Hastings was finally acquitted, the expenses almost ruined him. Pitt's anonymous report on the case was published in paper covers. To this has been added 24 pages of modern biographies giving much additional historical and biographical detail of both men. The complete untrimmed document is a little creased to extreme edges, well away from the text and with light grubbiness to covers and title pages but otherwise lovely, clean and bright. It has been re-sewn and then lightly tied with the biographies into heavy maroon leather covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Both pastedowns are illustrated with coloured political maps of 18th century India and a copy of one of the great political cartoonist, James Gillray's works is inlaid to the front board. A unique and beautiful book of great historic interest. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Politics & Government; British History; History. Inventory No: 002420..

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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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        Zoonomia; Or, the Laws of Organic Life

      London: J. Johnson, 1794 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to. (238 x 204 mm). Vol. I: viii, 586, [2] pp, 6 hand colored plates, vol. II: xi, 772 pp, 4 engraved plates. One leaf p. 81 in vol II with marginal repairs, some offsetting and occasional light spotting, faint and unobstrusive library stamps to title and some plates, library cloth (boards stained), volume II upper joint splitting. A nice, clean and virtually unfoxed copy --- Sparrow 51, Garrion-Morton 105. First Edition. A poet who aided in the development of the evolutionary theory was Erasmus Darwin, English physician and naturalist, and the grand-father of Charles Darwin. His Zoonomia was most revolutionary and contained much that his grandson was later to confirm. His theory was that modifications come from within by the reactions of organisms, thus anticipating the Lamarckian theory. Also included in his book is a system of pathology and a treatise on generation (Sparrow 51). "Erasmus Darwin provided in Zoonomia the first consistent all-embracing hypothesis of evolution" (Garrison-Morton 105). 1794-1796.

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        A View of the Canal, Chinese Building, Rotunda, in Ranelagh Gardens and the Masquerade

      Some Account of London by Thomas Pennant. Fourth edition., 1794.. Copper engraving. Later colour. Excellent condition. Line wash mount, mounted size, 60.5 x 48.5 cm Size: 38 x 25 cm. (15 x 10 inches). A beautiful view of Ranelagh Gardens in its heyday, with a masquerade in progress. Ranelagh Gardens was one of the largest and most spectacular pleasure gardens of the era. Like its great rival Vauxhall Gardens, it fell into decay in the early nineteenth-century. It was closed in 1805. The site of the rotunda, subject of a famous picture by Canaletto, is now marked by a summer house. Engraved by Grignion.

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        A New Map of the Whole Continent of America, Divided into North and South and West Indies, wherein are exactly the Described the United States of North America as well as the Several European Possessions according to the Preliminaries of Peace signed at Versailles Jan. 20, 1783

      London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. unbound. very good(+). Map in four sheets joined into two panels (top and bottom). Engraving with original hand outline color. Each panel measures about 20.25" x 46 5/8". Outstanding wall map of the Americas and West Indies, reflecting the political boundaries decided upon in the Treaty of Versailles or Peace of Paris of 1783 which ended the American Revolutionary War. Fantastically detailed topographical and geographical elements, place names and Native American tribes. Includes elaborate title cartouche with an alligator, waterfall, palm trees and other flora. Includes an inset of northern Canada featuring Hudson and Baffin Bays, and an inset listing political land holdings, which are also represented through color outline: British holdings in red, American in green, Spanish in yellow and French in blue. Interestingly, the west coast of Newfoundland is blue, indicating French fishing rights. Originally published in 1763, this last edition has major updates to the Pacific Northwest based upon the explorations of Captain George Vancouver of 1791-95. Whereas previous editions note only the mythical Chinese colony of Fousang, this edition details Vancouver and Queen Charlotte Islands, Puget Sound, Mount St. Helens, Mount Hood and two mountain ranges. Light overall offsetting. Minor toning along join to both panels. Small tear to bottom edge of top panel. Creasing to bottom panel.

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        Bulletin des Lois de la République Française. No.’s 26, 53, 58, 63, 64, 66, 74, 75, 81 [2 copies], 82, 99, 105, 106, 120, 123, 131, [IIIe series] 198, 208, 217

      [1794-5, 1802]. . Twenty unbound pamphlets, 8vo, most of 8 pp (i.e. an unopened single folded sheet), but with two of 4 pp, one of 12 pp and the last four containing 16 pp, a couple with marginal browning or damp staining, no. 208 with the last leaf almost detached, otherwise a well preserved collection. Dating from 3 Thermidor in the second year of the revolution to 14 Fructidor in the tenth (17 dated either 1794 or 1795 and only the last 3 dating from 1802), the many Laws passed by the Convention listed in these pamphlets include those for paying the police force, military pensions, regulating inheritance and suppressing the Monasteries.& The Laws are also numbered separately to the pamphlets - 120-1, 281, 311-7, 340-7, 354-9, 391-401, 422-33, 512-6, 541-558, 634-9, 649-51, 709-12, 1746-64, 1901-21, 1989-93.

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      1794. Fine. STEEL, David. ELEMENTS AND PRACTICE OF RIGGING AND SEAMANSHIP. London: Printed for David Steel, 1794. First edition. Volume 1 (of two) only, with sections on mast-making, rope-making, anchor-making, sail-making, block-making, and rigging. Frontispiece, 65 engraved plates, some folding, and a folding table. Quarto. 25.7 cm. [2],[v]-xv,242 pp. (actually 266 pp. due to insertion of section titles and irregularities in pagination). In a worn contemporary binding of quarter calf, with a red morocco label, and green paste paper boards; it is heavily rubbed on joints and corners, with some irregular loss at crown. Finely-engraved contemporary bookseller's label on front pastedown (Richard Patten, purveyor of nautical instruments, charts, and books, of New York City). Text is clean but for some offsetting from plates. There is a small faint dampstain at the top fore-corner margin in the last 50 pp., affecting only a small part of the final plate and no text. Most plates are clean and/or have some light foxing in margins; a few plates are foxed, but moderately so. A few of the folding plates in the section on mast-making have been carelessly folded. One plate is bound upside down. Rigging and Seamanship was a compendium of practical knowledge for the seaman. Steel, a noted publisher of nautical works, went on to publish The Elements and Practise of Naval Architecture. Volume one only.

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        Geschichte des siebenjährigen Krieges in Deutschland zwischen dem Könige von Preussen and der Kaiserin Königin mit ihren Alliirten vom General Lloyd. Aus d.Engl.übers... 6 Bde.

      Bln.,1794-1801. 4to. 6 cont.hcalf. Backs a little worn, 3 vols rep.with tape in top a.bottom of spine. One vol. lacks 2 cm.of upper part of back. St.o.t. Somewhat brownspotted. Ex-library copy. Stamps on all front free end-papers and title pages. [1794] (6), 302 pp. + 8 folded plates;[1785] (8), 387 pp. + 2 folded plates; [1795] (4), 334 pp. + 3 folded plates;[1789] (4), 332 pp. + 3 folded plates;[1794] (4), 383, (1) pp. + 3 folded plates; [1801] (10), 293 pp + 5 folded plates

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        The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed: In Which the Most Ornamental Foreign Plants, Cultivated in the Open Ground, the Green-House, and the Stove, are Accurately Represented in Their Natural Colours.

      London: Stephen Couchman, 1794.. 8vo Volume VIII. Bound in quarter calf over marbled boards (worn), 36 hand-coloured engraved plates (nos. 253 - 258 inclusive), occasional off-setting and very light browning, but overall a nice copy.

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