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        Description de l'art de fabriquer les canons faite en exécution de l'arrêté du Comité de Salut Public, du 18 pluviose de l'an 2 de la République française, une et indivisible.

      - Paris, Imp. du Comité de Salut Public, an 2 (1794), [2] p. (page de titre, table des matières), viij p.231 p., 4 tableaux, 60 planches, broché sous papier d'époque, en attente de reliure, 28x21cm, des manques sur la couverture, manque de papier sur la page de garde, des rousseurs, un tache et manque de papier en bordure des pages. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THEOPHRASTOU TOU ERESIOU CHARAKTERES ETHICOI (graece) - THEOPHRASTI ERESII CHARACTERS ETHICI

      PARMAE, IN AEDIBUS PALATINI TYPIS BODONIANI, 1794Esemplare in buone condizoni Legatura di epoca romantica in mezza pelle con fregi in oro ITALIANO Legatura di epoca romantica in mezza pelle con punte e carta maculata; al dorso, titolo, dati editoriali ed eleganti fregi in oro, sguardie marmorizzate. 16 pagine non numerate compreso il frontespizio; 49 pagine numerate, bianco il verso dell'ultima; altro frontespizio con titolo in latino; 2 pagine non numerate, 57 pagine numerate; 2 pagine non numerate per l'indice. L'opera, dedicata dal Bodoni a Ferdinando Marescalchio, è suddivisa in due parti: la prima con testo in greco antico e la seconda con il testo in latino. Nello stesso anno ne vennero pubblicate due edizioni: una In-folio e una In-4° come quella in esame, considerate dal Brooks di eguale pregio. Bella edizione dal nitido carattere e ad ampi margini, piccole mancanze e modeste rotture al dorso della legatura; interno molto fresco.

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        LUBIN Is AWAY. An Original Canzonet Composed by Haydn

      Rhames's No. 16 Exchange Street Dublin:: Rhames's, No. 16 Exchange Street,. (n. d.).. 12-3/4" x 9-1/4". 1st printing thus, ca late 18th C / early 19th C. [4] pp.. 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.. 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.. "'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.

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        AN UNIVERSAL SYSTEM OF NATURAL HISTORY, INCLUDING THE NATURAL HISTORY OF MAN

      Published by Champante And Whitrow, 1794. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. The Orang-outang; and whole trible Simia; all the known quadrupeds, birds, fishes, and amphibious animals; insects, polypees, zoophytes and animalculae; trees, shrubs, plants and flowers; fossils, minerals, stones and petrefactions. VOLUME ONE. Leather spine and corners with black title label and gilt title to spine. 20 b/w plates. 456 pages. Edges are worn. A couple of plates have closed tears that have been repaired with tape. Binding tight, just a few foxspots throughout. A nice copy of this rare first volume in the series. VOLUME ONE ONLY. [S]

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        Portraits of Rare and Curious Birds, with their Descriptions, from the Menagery of Osterly Park, in the County of Middlesex

      London, Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. Shakspeare Printing Office: and published for the author by R. Faulder, 1794.. 1794. 2 volumes in 1: 1 blank, engraved frontispice coloured by hand, 3 unnumbered leaves, 101(1) pp. and 1 blank. With 99 more engrd. plates delicately coloured by hand & à la "gommée". Contemporary three quarter calf on 5 (raised) bands. Elaborately gilt-lettered, gilt-panelled & gilt-tooled spine, gilt-tooled moiré sides. Marbled endpapers. T.e.g. Lower margin uncut. 4°. Binding a bit rubbed. A few spots, some light foxing in a few places, mainly just marginally; some occasional light (finger)soiling. * William Hayes portrayed the (mostly exotic) birds in the menagerie of the London banker Osterly, and Hayes, when experiencing serious financial problems, employed most of his children for the colouring. *** A remarkable collection of beautifully handcoloured plates of birds in a nice, appealing binding. NISSEN, 422. ¶ VERY SCARCE. More pictures available upon request.

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        Critik der reinen Vernunft. Vierte Auflage.

      Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, Riga 1794 - 8vo. XLIV S., 4 Bl., 884 S. Pp. d. Zt. m. RSchild. Rotschnitt. Warda 64. - Ausgabe zu Lebzeiten Kants. Folgt der maßgeblichen zweiten Ausgabe von 1787, erstmals um ein Inhaltsverzeichnis ergänzt. - Einband bestoßen, Abplatztungen d. Überzugpapiers. Name auf Innendeckel, fliegendes Vorsatzbl. fehlt. Innen sauber u. gut erhalten. gr.

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        A REVEALED KNOWLEDGE, OF THE PROPHECIES & TIMES. [BOOKS ONE AND TWO, BOUND TOGETHER]

      London; Printed In The Year Of Christ. 1794. Full leather. 8vo. 68; 108 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Two volumes bound together: “Book the first. Wrote under the direction of the Lord God, and published by His sacred command; it being the first sign of warning for the benefit of all nations. Containing, with other great and remarkable things, not revealed to any other person on earth, the restoration of the Hebrews to Jerusalem, by the year 1798: under their revealed prince and prophet. ” / “A revealed knowledge of the prophecies & times, particularly of the present time, the present war, and the prophecy now fulfilling. The year of the world 5913. Book the second. Containing, with other great and remarkable things, not revealed to any other person on earth, the sudden and perpetual fall of the Turkish, German, and Russian empires, wrote under the direction of the Lord God, and published by his sacred command, it being a second sign of warning for the benefit of all nations, by the man that will be revealed to the Hebrews as their prince and prophet”. Volume 1 signed on page 68: London, 20th of the month called September, 1794, Richard Brothers; volume 2 signed on page 108: Richard Brothers ... London ... 20th of the month called February, 1795. Two volumes constituting the major work of Richard Brothers, the “founder of Anglo Israelism; born Dec. 25, 1757, at Placentia, Newfoundland; died at London Jan. 25, 1824. … Brothers described himself as the ‘nephew of the Almighty, ’ because he considered that he was descended from one of the brothers of Jesus, and claimed that on Nov. 17, 1795, he would be revealed as the prince of the Hebrews and ruler of the world. Before that date, however, he had been removed to a lunatic asylum, where he wrote his ‘Revealed Knowledge of the Prophecies’ (1794) , ‘A Description of the New Jerusalem’ (1801) , and ‘The New Covenant Between God and His People’ (a posthumous work, 1830) . Brothers seems to have been the first person to claim that the English are descendants of the Lost Ten Tribes; and his views are still referred to with respect by the adherents of Anglo-Israelism. His ‘Description of the New Jerusalem’ contains a series of plates of the various officials of the new kingdom which was to be restored in Palestine under his leadership. These officials are all dressed in the court costume of George III. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) . Later full leather binding, with pastedown red leather gilt title on spine, decorative marbled boards over leather. Subjects: Bible - Prophecies - Early works to 1800. Prophets - England. Prophecies (Occultism) . Jews - Restoration. Private revelations. Brothers, Richard, 1757-1824 - Prophecies. Bible - Prophecies. OCLC lists 31 copies of volume one alone, 13 copies of volumes one and two together. A set sold at auction in 2013 for almost USD 1100. Light rubbing to extremities, old ink notes in margins of a few pages, otherwise very fresh and clean. Great condition. (KH-1-20) .

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        An Accurate Map of Great Britain, France & Ireland, with Part of Spain, Germany, Denmark &c. Showing at One View the True Bearing and Horizontal Distance, of any Place within 700 Miles of London; Drawn from the Best Authorities

      London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. unbound. Map. Engraving with hand coloring.. Image measures 20 1/8" x 20 1/8". This unusual yet beautiful hemispherical projection of Western Europe is centered on London, such that the compass bearings are drawn as straight lines. The map has a 700 mile radius that encompasses the Faroe Islands, Bergen in Norway, Munich in Germany, Parma in Italy, the northern coasts of Majorca and Minorca, and Galicia in Spain. Countries, counties, and cities are all labeled. The map also features lovely pastel hand-coloring, with England colored a vibrant pink that stands out markedly against pale green France. In fact, the latter country seems almost to fade into the water, another possible element of the map's colonial-era image of British supremacy. An annotation in the lower left corner attests to the map's accuracy. The map is in good condition with very minor tears and wear to the edges of the sheet, not affecting the image. Small stain on the bottom border and very minor foxing. 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%u2019s engraving skills with Whittle%u2019s 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 unusual map is a fascinating example of their work.

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        Revolutions-Almanach von 1794-1802. Und Friedens-Almanach von 1803. Als Schluß und Supplement des Revolutions-Almanachs. Und: Kriegs- und Friedens-Almanach von 1804. 11 (von 12) in 6 Bänden.

      Johann Christian Dieterich 1794-1804, Göttingen - Kl.-8vo. Mit insges. 213 teils mehrf. gef. Kupfertaf. (inkl. 10 Titelbl. m. Vign. u. d. gest. OUmschl.) u. 3 mehrf. gef. Tabellen Pp. (bzw. Bd. 1: Hldr.) d. Zt m. fragmentar. RSchild. Mit zahlreichen Portraits. - Einbände stark berieben, Rücken m. größeren Fehlstellen des Überzugpapiers, Gelenke angeplatzt, Fehlstelle am Kopf v. Bd. 1. Die ersten u. letzten S. d. Bds. 1795/96 einschl. gez. Frontispiz u. Titel hs. ergänzt, wie im 1. Jg. ohne OUmschl., im Jg. 1797 fehlen S. 311-314 sowie Taf. 7 u. 8, im Jg. 1801 ist eine Taf. unvollst. Stellenweise stockfleckig, die OUmschl. stärker. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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        An Accurate Map of Great Britain, France & Ireland, with Part of Spain, Germany, Denmark &c. Showing at One View the True Bearing and Horizontal Distance, of any Place within 700 Miles of London; Drawn from the Best Authorities

      Laurie & Whittle London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. unbound. Map. Engraving with hand coloring.. Image measures 20 1/8" x 20 1/8". This unusual yet beautiful hemispherical projection of Western Europe is centered on London, such that the compass bearings are drawn as straight lines. The map has a 700 mile radius that encompasses the Faroe Islands, Bergen in Norway, Munich in Germany, Parma in Italy, the northern coasts of Majorca and Minorca, and Galicia in Spain. Countries, counties, and cities are all labeled. The map also features lovely pastel hand-coloring, with England colored a vibrant pink that stands out markedly against pale green France. In fact, the latter country seems almost to fade into the water, another possible element of the map's colonial-era image of British supremacy. An annotation in the lower left corner attests to the map's accuracy. The map is in good condition with very minor tears and wear to the edges of the sheet, not affecting the image. Small stain on the bottom border and very minor foxing. 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%u2019s engraving skills with Whittle%u2019s 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 unusual map is a fascinating example of their work.

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        LETTERS TO THE JEWS: INVITING THEM TO AN AMICABLE DISCUSSION OF THE EVIDENCES OF CHRISTIANITY [ISSUED WITH]: LETTERS TO DR. PRIESTLEY IN ANSWER TO THOSE HE ADDRESSED TO THE JEWS ... BY DAVID LEVI

      New York; Printed By J. Harrisson For B. Gomez, Bookseller And Stationer. 1794. Original period leather. 12mo. 131, [1] pages. 17 cm. First American edition. “Two works in one volume, Singerman 0080 and 0082. First edition of the first book published in the United States by a Jew. The publisher, Benjamin Gomez (1769-1828), apparently also carries the distinction of being the first Jewish bookseller in New York, though 18th-century American commercial records are too spotty to allow for such a designation without some qualification. Letters to the Jews was prepared from the revised second English edition (a copy of which is also present), and collects Priestley's five letters with Levi's two replies-"Of the present dispersion of the Jewish nation" and "Of the divine Mission of Christ compared with that of Moses," and includes a separate title page for Levi's texts. Piestley (1733-1804) is most famous for his discovery of oxygen, and he was active in non-conformist theology and politics as well, standing firmly with the abolitionist and anti-imperial factions in English politics. It is difficult to say how Priestley's Jewish readers received his pleas for ecumenical solidarity; his ideas certainly didn't play too well to his Christian readers. His 1782 History of the Corruptions of Christianity was officially burned in 1785, and in 1791 a Church and King mob sacked his house and burned his library and laboratory. He fled to the United States, where rationalist friends like Thomas Jefferson welcomed him with open arms to a new home in Northumberland Pennsylvania in 1794-the same year the Priestley-Levi volume appeared in the United States. The pro-French Jeffersonians also used him as a propaganda tool, citing his case as an illustration of the anti-democratic depths to which the denizens of Albion had sunk. David Levi's (1740-1799) career was even more eclectic than Priestley's: his parents hoped he would become a rabbi, but their economic circumstances forced them to apprentice him to a shoemaker. He later worked as a hatter before settling at last into the printer's trade. All the while he continued to teach himself Hebrew and write prolifically. His first publication was entitled A Succinct Account of the Rites and Ceremonies of the Jews, in which their Religious Principles and Tenets are Explained, particularly the Doctrines of the Resurrection, Predestination, and Free Will, and the opinion of Dr. Humphrey Prideaux concerning these Tenets refuted (1783). He went on to produce a new translation of the Pentateuch for synagogue use (1787); of the Sephardic liturgy (6 volumes, 1789-93); and the Ashkenzai (1794-96). From 1785-87, he published in weekly parts Lingua Sacra, a Hebrew grammar, complete with a Hebrew-English dictionary and a commentary in English. The finished work ultimately filled three unwieldy volumes on which he had labored, at one point during the process, 16 hours a day. His response to Priestley is the first instance of a Jew defending his faith in English polemical literature. Three years after this work appeared, he answered Thomas Paine's Age of Reason (1797) with his A Defense of the Old Testament (1797). See UJE: 5:50 & JE.” Bound in half red leather, with raised bands, gilt title on spine, marbled paper over boards. With the bookstamp of Samuel H Turner (Philadelphia, 1790-1861) an American Hebraist. Subjects: Apologetics - Early works to 1800. Judaism - Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800. Judaism - Apologetic works - Early works to 1800. Christianity - Controversial literature - Early works to 1800. OCLC lists 30 copies. Wear to original leather, front hinge starting, otherwise fresh and clean, in Very good condition in beautiful custom leather clamshell box. (KH-1-23) .

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        Abhandlung über die Krankheiten der Kinder und über die physische Erziehung derselben.

      Berlin, Rottmann, 1794. - XVI, 432 SS. Zeitgenössischer Pappband mit Rückenschildchen. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe des medizinischen Hauptwerks des mit Georg Christoph Lichtenberg befreundeten Arztes und Chemikers. "Erfolg hatte er mit seiner 'Abhandlung über die Krankheiten der Kinder [.]', wobei er eine anschauliche Schilderung des klinischen Krankheitsbildes mit scharfsinnigen differentialdiagnostischen Erwägungen und vernünftigen therapeutischen Ratschlägen verband" (NDB VI, 411). Hirsch/H. II, 764. Waller 3557. Wellcome II, 119. Blake 176. Engelmann 193. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cottagers

      London: Published by T. Simpson and Darling & Thompson, 1 July 1794. Colour printed mezzotint with added hand colour. Image size: 17 3/8 x 21 3/4 inches. Very good condition apart from a mild crease in the lower right of the image. 19 1/2 x 24 3/4 inches. A lovely colour printed impression of this charming print by Ward after the famous genre painter George Morland. Morland pursued his vision of pastoral contentment in many pictures during the 1790's, many of which were superbly engraved by his brother-in-law, William Ward. These took many forms and the emotional idea at the basis of them has lived on into our era. Here, the young couple with four young children share the twilight hour with their pigs, chickens and dog. This end of day re-union of the family was clearly a kind of sacred moment for Morland, a kind of non-sectarian, rural vespers. George Morland was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career, some of England's most cherished paintings. At an early age Morland displayed his artistic genius, he learned to paint at three and exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy at the mere age of ten. He was a prodigious painter, producing more than 4000 paintings during the entirety of his career, and sometimes painting two or three works in a day. His beautiful idealistic scenes were a favorite source of inspiration for contemporary engravers, and as many as 250 separate engravings were done of his paintings during his lifetime. His brother-in-law, William Ward, engraved a great number of his paintings reproducing in print his endearing paintings of English country life. Ward's engravings after Morland are some of the most beautiful prints of the period; they combine fine technical skill and inspired artistic imagination to create enduring images that speak of the taste and beauty of the age.

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        THEOPHRASTOU TOU ERESIOU CHARAKTERES ETHICOI (graece) - THEOPHRASTI ERESII CHARACTERS ETHICI

      PARMAE, IN AEDIBUS PALATINI TYPIS BODONIANI, 1794 - Legatura di epoca romantica in mezza pelle con punte e carta maculata; al dorso, titolo, dati editoriali ed eleganti fregi in oro, sguardie marmorizzate. 16 pagine non numerate compreso il frontespizio; 49 pagine numerate, bianco il verso dell'ultima; altro frontespizio con titolo in latino; 2 pagine non numerate, 57 pagine numerate; 2 pagine non numerate per l'indice. L'opera, dedicata dal Bodoni a Ferdinando Marescalchio, è suddivisa in due parti: la prima con testo in greco antico e la seconda con il testo in latino. Nello stesso anno ne vennero pubblicate due edizioni: una In-folio e una In-4° come quella in esame, considerate dal Brooks di eguale pregio. Bella edizione dal nitido carattere e ad ampi margini, piccole mancanze e modeste rotture al dorso della legatura; interno molto fresco. 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reflexiones sobre la naturaleza, ó consideraciones de las obras de Dios en el orden natural.

      Madrid, Oficina de Benito Cano, 1794. - 4 volúmenes, 15,5x10,5 cm., I: Frontispicio dibujado por Fernández y grabado al cobre por Brandi. I: XXIV-438 pp., 1 hoja. II: 4 hojas, 469 pp. III: 4 hojas, 479 pp. IV: 4 hojas, 480 pp. Encuadernación de la época en plena piel con tejuelo rojo y anagrama dorado en los lomos, cortes pintados. Muy Buen ejemplar. Primera edición de este conjunto de textos pseudo-científicos sobre biología, efectos naturales, agricultura, etc. relacionado con la inmensidad de Dios. Se reimprimió varias veces.

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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 1794 - 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. 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".

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE OPERATIONS OF CAPTAIN LITTLE'S DETACHMENT,

      London : printed for the author, by George Woodfall, and sold by J. Johnson, 1794.. and of the MAHRATTA ARMY, commanded by PURSERAM BHOW; during the late confederacy in India, against NAWAB TIPPOO SULTAN BAHADUR. FIRST EDITION, 1794. 4to, approximately 275 x 220 mm, 10¾ x 8½ inches, folding engraved map and 7 engraved plates, pages: [4], xv, [1]-524, [2], the final leaf contains an index to the plates and errata, bound in full calf, rebacked, gilt lettering and blind decoration between raised bands on spine, East India College coat of arms in gilt on both covers, inner hinges neatly strengthened, loosely laid in is a letter connected with the book, but hard to read. Binding rubbed and scuffed, shelf wear to edges, corners repaired, folding map tipped in on old paper which is foxed, small neat repair to blank side of map, pale offset and foxing to map, offset from plates onto text and a little pale offset onto plates, a few margins a little dusty, 2 small marginal repairs not affecting text or image, occasional small pale spot, pages have pale age-browning, long old ink presentation from the College to a pupil, otherwise a very good copy. The plates are: A view of Darwar; A view of Chittledroog; A plan of action of the 29th Dec, 1791; Inscription on a gun in Bejapoor; Tippoo's Coins, 2 plates, and 1 plate of Zodiac rupees. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A New and Correct Chart of the Western and Southern Oceans Showing the Variations of the Compass.

      Mount & Davidson, Tower-Hill, London 1794 - Beautiful and rare chart of the Atlantic including South America and parts of North America, Europe and Africa. Features lines of magnetic variation, or how much the compass deviates from true north. As explained in the two columns of pasted text, these observations are based upon the work of Dr. Edmond Halley in 1700 with additions in 1744. Other elements include two compass roses, extensive place names, and a note and depiction of fabled sea birds off the eastern coast of South America. The map was originally published by William Mount, John Mount and Thomas Page in "The English Pilot. The Fourth Book" circa 1750. This edition was reissued by William Mount II and James Davidson. Light offsetting. Expert repair to split along original centerfold. The "English Pilot" was a sea-chart atlas published in several editions from 1671 to 1803. The Mount family was active in publishing in various manifestations for many generations from the 1650s to 1800. Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 22.75" x 19.5", page including text measures 26.5" x 27 7/8".

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

      J. Cary London: J. Cary, 1794. First. hardcover. near fine. 4to, profusely illustrated with hand-colored maps in detailed scale. Rebound brown morocco-backed marbled boards with gilt decorated spines and red leather label. London: J. Cary, 1794. First edition. Light foxing and offsetting, else near fine. On Which are Carefully Laid Down All the Direct and Principal Cross Roads, the Course of the Rivers and Navigable Canals, Cities, Market and Borough Towns, Parishes, and Most Considerable Hamlets, Parks, Forests, &c., &c...

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        British Synonymy; or, An Attempt at Regulating the Choice of Words in Familiar Conversation

      London: Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1794. First edition, with half-titles. 2 volumes in one vols., 8vo. [iv], viii, 423, [1]; [iv], 416 pp. Bound in full mottled contemporary calf. Re-hinged and re-backed, preserving most of original spine. Small piece from margin of pp 257-8 and larger piece from pp. 301-2, vol. I, not affecting text. Sporadic foxing, heavy on last few leaves. Bookplate. Rothschild 1552; Alston, III, 524; Fleeman, 94.4PBS/1a; Hazen 3254; Courtney 173 . "An ambitious work, recalling in its preface her own Welsh origins, it specifically addressed itself to those who, like her husband, found English taxing ... Its discriminating definitions and characteristic excursions offer real insights into an eighteenth-century mind, and the kind of entertainment wholly absent from a dictionary of synonyms" (ODNB). Dr. Johnson gets frequent mention, and his poem on the coming of age of Sir John Lade is printed complete for the first time on pp. 359-60

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        The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets with Critical Observations on Their Works

      London: T. Longman, B. Law, J. Dudley, Etc, 1794. New edition corrected. Complete in 4 volumes. Collation, iv+436pp, iv+431pp, iv+409+[1]pp, iv+452pp, engraved frontis in volume one. Bound in full calf, ornate flat bands, gilt center stamp in compartments, leather title labels. Each volume has been rebacked retaining the original tree calf boards, new endpapers. Bindings in very good clean attractive condition. Internally, pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice clean set, in very attractive bindings. A75. New Edition Corrected . Very Good. 8vo.

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        [The Four Seasons exemplified]

      London: Laurie & Whittle, 12 May 1794. Engraving, with mezzotint and roulette-work, a set of four, titled 'Spring', 'Summer', 'Autumn' and 'Winter'. 12 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches approx. 16 5/8 x 11 3/4 inches approx. A beautiful series depicting a pair of lovers progressing through the seasons in a country landscape Spring, and the gentleman presents his love with garlands of flowers, a flower-seller kneels in front of them and holds up a swag of flowers she has just picked up from her overflowing basket. Summer, and the harvest is in full swing, the gentleman holds his love's hand and points to the young children gathering sheaths of corn in the mid-ground. The lady is seated on harvested corn in front of a stand of trees. In the trees an elder lady keeps an eye on the pair of lovers. Autumn, and the pair are seated at the edge of some trees, the lady offers her love a pineapple, whilst her apron overflows with the fruits of the autumn. In the mid-ground, two gentlemen and their dogs are out shooting. Winter, and the happy pair, well-wrapped against the cold, take a stroll and watch the skaters in the mid-ground. Each title panel includes an appropriate 6 to 8 line quote from James Thomson's The Seasons.

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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.

      Laurie & Whittle, London 1794 - 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. 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".

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        Bowles's New One-Sheet Map of Asia, Divided into its Empires, Kingdoms, States, and other Subdivisions; laid down from Observations of the most Celebrated Geographers

      London: Bowles and Carver, 1794. Engraved with period colour. Wove paper, watermarked twice: "J. Whatman 1794". 19 x 22 1/8 inches. 21 1/2 x 30 inches. A large, 18th century English map of Asia This interesting map of Asia published by Bowles & Carver, successors to Carington Bowles, shows the last eastward conquests of the Russian Asian Empire, Chukchi and Kamchatka at the Bering Strait, as well as many other refinements and improvements. There is a "Methodical Division of Asia" in the lower left, a chart that lays out the constituent parts of the major political entities: Russia, Tartary, Turkey, Arabia, Persia, India and China. It also lists the major island groups.

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

      London:. 1794.. First edition. The first edition of one of the greatest histories of the American Revolution. Charles Stedman (1753-1812) was born in Philadelphia and educated in law at William and Mary College but served as a Loyalist throughout the war on the British side. He served as an officer with Lord Percy at Lexington and Concord, under General Howe in the campaigns of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He finished the war serving with Lord Cornwallis in the South. He was taken prisoner on two occasions and even sentenced to be hanged as a rebel. Both times he managed to escape, once from a prison which also held Major Andre. He was also wounded badly twice. This first hand knowledge of the War makes the work stand out as being one of its finest histories. This is enhanced by the presence of several folding detailed plans of major battles. These include Bunker Hill, New York, the sieges of Charleston and Savannah, the final battle of Yorktown and others. It is “generally considered the best contemporary account of the Revolution written from the British side” (Sabin). On his return to England he was employed to examine the claims of loyalists in America and settle them. Provenance: bookplate of Matthew Lewis Esq. (1750- 1812), pasted inside front cover, Lewis was a chief clerk and deputy secretary at the War Office, he also owned a slave plantation in Jamaica; bookplate 'Panshanger' which was the country estate of the Earls of Cowper; the library was dispersed in 1953; Quarto, two volumes (280 x 220 mm.), full contemporary speckled calf, blind ruled, spine with smooth spines gilt-ruled in six compartments, two red calf gilt labels. Vol I: xv, 399 pp; Vol II: xv, 449 pp. (14). With 15 maps and plans (11 folding, with the overslip to the plan of Bunker Hill as issued). In very good condition. Howes S914; JCB II:372; Lowndes V, p. 2504; Sabin no. 91057.

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        [GROUP OF THREE COPPER TOKENS ISSUED BY THE ENGLISH RADICAL AND BOOKSELLER, THOMAS SPENCE, INCLUDING ONE PAYING TRIBUTE TO THOMAS PAINE]

      London: T. Spence, [ca. 1794-1795].. Three copper tokens, as described below. Some wear and darkening, but in very good condition. In a half morocco and cloth folding case, spine gilt. A very nice collection of copper tokens, issued by the radical English reformer and bookseller, Thomas Spence, one of them celebrating Thomas Paine. Often from the 1750s through the 1770s the British government did not issue any copper coins, finding the cost of producing them to be prohibitively high. A public need for these coins, including the penny, the halfpenny, and the farthing, still existed however, and the demand was often filled by the printing of private coins or tokens, often by politicians who affixed political scenes or slogans to the tokens. One of the most prolific producers of these tokens was Thomas Spence, a bookseller and radical reformer who was friends with Thomas Paine (Spence even published his own booklet entitled THE RIGHTS OF MAN). Foremost among Spence's causes were land reform and the rights of children, and he called for common ownership of land. Even more radical than Paine, Spence had spent time in prison as a result of publishing a tract called PIG'S MEAT; OR, LESSONS FROM THE SWINISH MULTITUDE, and the slogan "Pig's Meat" often appeared on his tokens, as it does on the reverse of each token in this group. Spence also celebrated Paine on several of his tokens, as he does on one included here. The tokens are: 1) Halfpenny, with the phrase "Noted Advocates for the Rights of Man. Thos. Spence Sir Thos. More Thos. Paine" on the obverse and "Pig's Meat Published by T. Spence London" on the reverse. The illustration on the reverse of this coin (and of the two following) shows a board treading on crowns and mitres. GIMBEL, THOMAS PAINE EXHIBITION 322. DALTON, PROVINCIAL TOKEN-COINAGE OF THE 18th CENTURY 842. 2) Halfpenny, with the phrase "Rouse Britannia" and an illustration of Britannia on the obverse and "Pig's Meat Published by T. Spence London" and the boar illustration on the reverse. DALTON 843. 3) Farthing, with the phrase "Man over Man, he made not Lord," and an illustration of Eve tempting Adam on the obverse and "Pig's Meat Published by T. Spence London" and the boar illustration on the reverse. GIMBEL 343. DALTON 1083. Spence's tokens are uncommon, and those relating to Thomas Paine especially so.

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        Vocabulario de la lengua Tagala primera y segunda parte. En la primera, se pone primero el castellano, y despues el tagalo, y en la segunda al contrario, que son las rayzes simples con sus accentos Con las licencias necessarias. Reimpreso en la imprenta de N.S. de Loreto del pueblo de Sampaloc. Por el hermano Balthasar Mariano Donado franciscano [y desde la página 33, en adelante Pedro Arguelles] Anno M.DCC.XC.IV.

      Sampaloc, Imprenta de N.S. de Loreto, por Baltasar Mariano Donado [y de la p.33 al final: Pedro Arguelles], 1794. - 29,5x20 cm. 4 hojas, 841+77 páginas Impreso sobre papel de arroz. Texto a dos columnas. Portada con orla tipográfica, grabado de la cruz con florero a ambos lados, en madera. En la primera hoja, grabado en metal de 11x9,5 cm. Representa una escena de la misa. Al empezar la segunda parte un grabado en madera, que representa el escudo de la orden franciscana. Encuadernación de época en pergamino con título rotulado en el lomo, cierres, cortes pintados, guardas de papel de arroz, realizada en la misma Manila. Ejemplar con pérdida de una punta de la esquina inferior de la portada. Algunas esquinas reforzadas de antiguo o con parches en los que se añadió las palabras que faltaban. Por fallos al ser encuadernado este ejemplar está falto de origen de 19 hojas (pp. 113-120, 327-344, 551-560, y 9-10 de la segunda parte). El ejemplar es muy limpio y está en muy buen estado de conservación. Al dorso de la portada una inscripción de antiguo propietario y una composición poética en lengua tagala. Segunda edición extremadamente rara de este vocabulario de la lengua Tagala, corregido en base a la primera (Manila, Colegio de Santo Tomás, 1703), de la que se conocen contados ejemplares. Palau 300542. Ningún ejemplar en bibliotecas públicas a excepción de la Biblioteca Nacional. No en Salvá-Heredia.

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        Chart of the Harbors of Salem, Marblehead, Beverly and Manchester From a Survey Taken in the Years 1804, 5 & 6 by Nathl. Bowditch

      The chart was surveyed during the three years following Bowditch’s last voyage, and when he had become president of the Essex Fire and Marine Insurance Company. He had made a survey of Salem with Captain Gibaut in 1794... Salem, and the other local ports, were utilized progressively less because of hazardous entry."—Guthorn, “U.S. Coastal Charts” p. 34. The chart, presumably, was produced to assist mariners in trading at Salem. This impression is from the plate of the second edition of 1834. The antique copper plate was preserved in the Peabody Museum of Salem, and in the 1960s a limited number of impressions was pulled from it. This is one of those impressions. Plate size measures 27 x 22 inches. Fine condition, printed on heavy stock.

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        A View of the Grand South Walk on VAUXHALL GARDENS with the Triumphal Arches, Mr Handel's Statue &c

      Thomas Pennant's Some Account of London, fourth edition. Laurie &Whittle., 1794.. Copper engraving. Later colouring. In fine condition. Mounted size 60.5 x 48.5 Size: 39 x 25 cm. (15½ x 10 inches). Fascinating print of members of high society promenading in Vauxhall Gardens, in the foreground, whilst others dine in the booths lining the walk behind

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        The Trial of Joseph Gerrald

      Edinburgh,: James Robertson, n.d. but, 1794.. Octavo, engraved frontispiece, Philadelphia library stamp on pp. 59 & 149; otherwise very good in attractive modern half calf. Rare: with the fine frontispiece portrait by John Kay.Gerrald was one of the outstanding figures to attend the British Convention of the Delegates of the People. In danger of being arrested like fellow delegates Muir, Skirving and Palmer, Gerrald refused to flee to the continent, and was ultimately sentenced to 14 years transportation. In 1795, his health failing, he was sent to New South Wales, arriving in November with an advanced case of tuberculosis. Governor Hunter allowed him to purchase a small house at Farm Cove where he lived as an invalid, dying a short four months later despite the care of John Boston and George Bass.Ferguson quotes at length from Lord Cockburn's Examination of the Trials for Sedition: 'None of these cases made such an impression at the time, or has sunk so deeply into the heart of posterity, as Gerrald's - not, however, so much from his superior innocence, as from his character and heroism. He was an Englishman, a gentleman, and a scholar; a man of talent, eloquence, and fidelity to his principles and associates; the rashness of whose enthusiasm in the promotion of what appeared to him to be the cause of liberty, though not untinctured by ambition or vanity, was the natural result of the political fire which at that time kindled far less inflammable breasts. The purity of his intentions was above all suspicion.'There was a similar London publication the same year, but not illustrated with a frontispiece.Ferguson, 179.

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        Jamaica From the Latest Surveys; Improved and Engraved by Thomas Jefferys, Geographer to the King

      London., 1794. Copper engraving. Original colour. In good condition, though there is some discolouration to the central fold and some age toning. Size: 62 x 46 cm. A splendid map of Jamaica, together with two insets, one showing a map of the Harbour of Bluefields and the other showing the Harbours of Port Royal and Kingston. Jefferys produced some of the finest maps of the New World, yet never reaped financial reward for his talents, and had to be bailed out of bankruptcy. Many of his maps were not published until after his death. Published by Laurie & Whittle.

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        A Poem on Industry. Addressed to the Citizens of the United States of America

      Philadelphia: Printed for Mathew Carey 1794. Philadelphia: Printed for Mathew Carey, 1794.. First edition.. Some light foxing; fine copy.. Evans 27145; Sabin 33813; Wegelin 225. 8vo, disbound, 22 pages + 1 leaf of publisherÕs ads. ¦ One of several poems by Humphreys (1752-1818), a founding member of the Hartford Wits, promoting America and advocating to its citizens a positive message for advancement of the new nation. Humphreys was a colonel in the Revolutionary War and served as WashingtonÕs aide-de-camp, and later in numerous foreign posts for the young government.

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

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

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        The East Indies with the Roads.

      1794 - And exceedingly rare Thomas Jeffery's large format map of India. Both maps are so large they are made up of 2 maps joined together. Beautiful original color.

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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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        Encyklopädie der bürgerlichen Baukunst. Hier 2. Theil E-J von eigentlich 5 Bänden.,

      Leipzig, C. Fritsch, 1794 - 8°, 770 Seiten und XXIV faltbare Kupfertafeln im Anhang, betitelter OHalbledereinband mit Goldprägung - Einbandkanten leicht ber. und best. sonst sehr guter Zustand - 1792. c62738 Sprache: de

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        Mémoires du Général Dumouriez, Ecrits par lui-même

      Hambourg et Lpz., 1794.. 2 Bde. in 1 geb. XXXII, 150; 252 S. Pbd. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. Erste Ausgabe - Enthält: Declaration de guerre. Formation de l'armee. La levee des bataillons Belges. Prise de Breda... Bataille de Neerwinde. Bataille de Gotzenhoven. Retraite sur Bruxelles. Camp de Tournay. Le General a Mons. Pre-cis de la vie du general Dumouriez.

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        A View of the Rotundo House, at Ranelagh Gardens

      Some Account of London by Thomas Pennant. Fourth edition., 1794.. with an exack representation of the Jubilee ball as it appeared May 24th 1759, being the brithday of his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales. 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 magnificent view of a Royal Ball in front of the Rotunda at Ranelagh, with crowds, a masquerade and Maypole dancing. Ranelagh Gardens was one of the largest and most spectacular pleasure gardens of the era, and a playground for royalty and the wealthy for the latter eighteenth century. 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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        The Life of Sir Charles LinnaeusKnight of the Swedish Order of the Polar Star

      London - B. and J. White, 1794 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early biographical work exploring the life ofSwedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of binomial nomenclature, Carl Linnaeus. To which is added a copious list of his works, and a biographical sketch of the life of his son. Translated from the original German by Joseph Trapp. Carl Linnaeus is known as the father of modern taxonomy, considered one of the fathers of modern ecology and at the time of his death, he was one of the most acclaimed scientists in Europe. During Linnaeus' time as Professor and Rector of Uppsala University, he taught many devoted students, 17 of whom he called apostles. They were the most promising, most committed students, and all of them made botanical expeditions to various places in the world, often with his help. The amount of this help varied; sometimes he used his influence as Rector to grant his apostles a scholarship or a place on an expedition. To most of the apostles he gave instructions of what to look for on their journeys. Abroad, the apostles collected and organised new plants, animals and minerals according to Linnaeus' system. Most of them also gave some of their collection to Linnaeus when their journey was finished. Thanks to these students, the Linnaean system of taxonomy spread through the world without Linnaeus ever having to travel outside Sweden after his return from Holland. The British botanist William T. Stearn notes without Linnaeus' new system, it would not have been possible for the apostles to collect and organise so many new specimens. Page 442 is mis-numbered 342. Divided into the ten sections including A short history of botany, Residence of Linnaeus at Stockholm, beginning of his academical life at upsal, memorable occurrences till 1750 and with the misprinting of the section Remarkable Occurrences Concerning the life of linnaeus, from the year 1560, to his death on the 10th of January, 1578. Condition: Ina half calf binding with paper covered boards. Externally, rubbed with wear to extremities and to the boards. Loss to the spine label. Front board is held by the cords only with rear joint cracked. Internally, firmly bound and bright throughout. Tide marks affecting the front pastedown through to xxxvii, as well as the rear pastedown topage 433. Instances of spotting to the first and last pages. Monastic ink stamp and copperplate ink signatures to the front free endpaper and title page. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Graphic Illustrations of Hogarth, from Pictures, Drawings, and Scarce Prints in the Possession of Samuel Ireland, Author of this Work, etc. Two volumes

      London: R. Faulder and J. Egerton, 1794 & 1799, 1794.. Large 8vo. (9.25 x 6.5 inches). pp.xvi, 1-7, 7*, 8, 8*, 9-183 + 57 plates (many with tissue guards); xix, 150. 49 plates (no tissue guards). Early 20th century reback, with gilt designs. Full calf gilt, marked, rubbed. Marbled endpapers. Personal bookplate, signed in the plate 'Wheeler 1905', to front pastedowns. Mid 20th century owner's light blue rubberstamp (name and full address, including old-style 4 digit telephone number) to blank flyleaves. Some browning to prelims and extrems. Vol II front free endpaper short tear to inner hinge at gutter, leaf slightly loose. Trifle light spotting. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good set indeed. Heavy books requiring much extra postage overseas. First edition.

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        Baronet

      London: Published by George and George Townly Stubbs, 20 February, 1794. Stipple with etching. State ii/iii, with the title in closed letters and engraved inscription: 'G. Stubbs Pinxt.*** Geoe Townly Stubbs Sculp't. Engraver to his /Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. / BARONET / London Publish'd Feby. 20th 1794, by Messrs Stubbs, Turf Gallery, Conduit Street.'. 18 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches. A lively portrait of the Prince of Wales's famous racehorse Baronet, by the master equine painter George Stubbs. George Stubbs is considered one of the greatest English painters. His ingenious animal and sporting pictures remain unrivalled in their passionate depiction of emotion and their commitment to naturalistic observation. Stubbs was briefly apprenticed to the painter Hamlet Winstanley, a relationship that quickly ended, leaving the young artist to his own tuition. In contrast to contemporary academic theory, Stubbs' attached great importance to the belief that art should imitate nature, not the work of other artists. He spent years carefully studying human and equine anatomy so that he could truthfully represent natural form and movement. A result of this study was his famous 'Anatomy of the Horse', which details, with beautiful engraving, the various elements of a horse's anatomy, from skeletal form to muscular definition. Continuing in search on innovation, Stubbs began experimenting with a myriad of different mediums, becoming accomplished in both enamels and printmaking. Through arduous application, he became a talented mezzotint engraver and worked with ease in both soft ground, and etching techniques. Stubbs' masterful paintings inspired some of the greatest engravers of the day to reproduce his work for publication, including his own son George Townly Stubbs who reproduced with faithful accuracy the sublime emotion inherent in his father's exquisite works. Stubbs was elected director of the Society of Artists and a Royal Academician, and today his prized paintings are housed in some of the finest museums in the world. Stubbs was often commissioned to paint accurate portraits of specific racehorses for proud aristocratic patrons, who wished to highlight their horses' racing success. This practice is expertly exemplified with this magnificent print of the show horse Baronet, who was bred by Lord Sherborne. Baronet, a bay colt by Vertumnus, was foaled in 1785 and sold to Sir Walter Vavasour and then to the Prince of Wales. He is shown here with Samuel Chifney, The Prince of Wales's jockey, alighted on his broad muscular back. Baronet began racing in 1789, but his best year was 1791 when he won the hotly contested Oatland Stakes, and everything else that he ran for. Commenting on this print, 'The Sporting Magazine' states: "Mr Stubbs has taken great pains to give the character and style of riding of this celebrate jockey, and the horse upon which he gained so much fame. There is something very singular in this picture; the horse's legs are all off the ground, at that moment when raised by the motion of muscular strengh - a bold attempt, and as well perfected; this attitude has never been yet described but by Mr. Stubbs". (Lennox-Boyd 238-239) Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs 100, ii/iii; Slater, Engravings and their Value p.610; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p.271; Snelgrove, British Sporting and Animal Prints 1658-1874 no.14

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        THE ENGLISH ART OF COOKERY

      Published by G.G. And J. Robinson, 1794. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. According to the Present Practice; Being a Complete Guide to All Housekeepers on a Plan Entirely New Consisting of 38 Chapters. 12 b/w illustrations of Bills of Fare. Modern tan full leather binding with red title label and gilt title to spine. xx + 564 pages. Bookplate of Eleanor Lowenstein to front cover, the author of 'The Bibliography Of American Cookery Books 1742-1860'. First few pages are a little browned at edges, contents in general very good indeed. In a very handsome binding. [S]

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        A REVEALED KNOWLEDGE, OF THE PROPHECIES & TIMES. [BOOKS ONE AND TWO, BOUND TOGETHER]

      London; Printed In The Year Of Christ 1794 - Full leather. 8vo. 68; 108 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Two volumes bound together: "Book the first. Wrote under the direction of the Lord God, and published by His sacred command; it being the first sign of warning for the benefit of all nations. Containing, with other great and remarkable things, not revealed to any other person on earth, the restoration of the Hebrews to Jerusalem, by the year 1798: under their revealed prince and prophet. " / "A revealed knowledge of the prophecies & times, particularly of the present time, the present war, and the prophecy now fulfilling. The year of the world 5913. Book the second. Containing, with other great and remarkable things, not revealed to any other person on earth, the sudden and perpetual fall of the Turkish, German, and Russian empires, wrote under the direction of the Lord God, and published by his sacred command, it being a second sign of warning for the benefit of all nations, by the man that will be revealed to the Hebrews as their prince and prophet". Volume 1 signed on page 68: London, 20th of the month called September, 1794, Richard Brothers; volume 2 signed on page 108: Richard Brothers . London . 20th of the month called February, 1795. Two volumes constituting the major work of Richard Brothers, the "founder of Anglo Israelism; born Dec. 25, 1757, at Placentia, Newfoundland; died at London Jan. 25, 1824. Brothers described himself as the ?nephew of the Almighty, ? because he considered that he was descended from one of the brothers of Jesus, and claimed that on Nov. 17, 1795, he would be revealed as the prince of the Hebrews and ruler of the world. Before that date, however, he had been removed to a lunatic asylum, where he wrote his ?Revealed Knowledge of the Prophecies? (1794) , ?A Description of the New Jerusalem? (1801) , and ?The New Covenant Between God and His People? (a posthumous work, 1830) . Brothers seems to have been the first person to claim that the English are descendants of the Lost Ten Tribes; and his views are still referred to with respect by the adherents of Anglo-Israelism. His ?Description of the New Jerusalem? contains a series of plates of the various officials of the new kingdom which was to be restored in Palestine under his leadership. These officials are all dressed in the court costume of George III. " (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) . Later full leather binding, with pastedown red leather gilt title on spine, decorative marbled boards over leather. Subjects: Bible - Prophecies - Early works to 1800. Prophets - England. Prophecies (Occultism) . Jews - Restoration. Private revelations. Brothers, Richard, 1757-1824 - Prophecies. Bible - Prophecies. OCLC lists 31 copies of volume one alone, 13 copies of volumes one and two together. A set sold at auction in 2013 for almost USD 1100. Light rubbing to extremities, old ink notes in margins of a few pages, otherwise very fresh and clean. Great condition. (KH-1-20) [Attributes: First Edition]

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