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        Ball Play Dance

      George Catlin (1794-1872)Illustrated plate from North American Indian PortfolioLondon: 1844-48Hand-colored lithograph16.5? x 22.5? paper size27.5? x 33.5? framedIn 1827, George Catlin, an illustrator from Philadelphia, became the first artist to attempt the perilous journey up the Missouri River, and the first to create visual records of his experiences traveling among the Plains Indians of North America. Catlin embarked upon his journey in the Spring of 1832, traveling from St. Louis up the Missouri on the steamboat Yellowstone to Fort Union, at the intersection of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers. It was a path that Karl Bodmer was also to follow just a year later, leading along a series of trading posts that served as a conduit for the furs and pelts brought down from the Rocky Mountains and channeled east. Catlin?s motivation was entirely unselfish and idealistic, and he labored unceasingly to persuade his contemporaries that Native American culture should be honored and preserved. The artist himself best expressed his goal in the preface to the first edition of his North American Indian Portfolio: ?The history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian.?Catlin?s project filled a great need. After Lewis & Clark?s celebrated expedition up the Missouri River into the Pacific Northwest, Europeans read avidly of the sights and experiences of the voyage. They traced the route followed by the explorers, using the map that accompanied the wildly popular printed volumes on the journey. But a crucial aspect was missing from the accounts of the expedition of Lewis and Clark. Without pictorial documentation, Europeans (and Americans) were unable to visualize the all-but-unbelievable journey. This lack meant that the people, landscape, and customs of the vast American frontier remained abstract ideas -- and much less vividly imaginable -- to anyone who had not personally experienced the voyage.When Catlin first issued his volume in 1844, his animated, colorful, sympathetic views of Native Americans finally filled the void of imagery. Suddenly, Europeans and Americans were able to visualize the people and customs of whom they had read so extensively, and to gain a level of respect for the Native Americans, so often feared, misunderstood or misrepresented. Catlin?s work endeavors to tell the story of the Plains Indians in a logical, graphic way that is not evident in the works of artists and publishers who followed in his footsteps, most notably Bodmer and McKenney & Hall. Catlin introduces the viewer to three important tribes from different geographical areas (Pawnee, Osage, and Iroquois) in the first image; the second illustration presents the buffalo, the animal on which the Plains Indians depended for survival. Next, Catlin depicts the wild horses on the Plains, the manner in which the Indians broke them, and finally how the Indians used the horses to pursue the buffalo.

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

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

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        Goodenia Ramosifsima

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Mysteries of Udolpho

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

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        Il Morgante Maggiore

      Venezia - Nella Stamperia Palese, 1794 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarceset comprising ofPulci&#39;s 28 cantaripoem in ottava rima, who&#39;s subjectis loosely derived from the Carolingian epic tradition. Written in comic and parodistic episodes, focusing on religion and myth, Pulci originallycreated his seriesto be sung by storytellers in Florence&#39;s piazzas. It was laterread at the Medicis&#39; court, where the public appreciated theflamboyant characters. Popular Florentine humour, bourgeois way of thinking and living, and free imagination are expressed in a language based upon the Florentine dialect and extends from criminal argot to literary or scientific Latin. Each volumefeatures an illustrated title page. Complete in four volumes. Condition: In original paper vellum bindings with gilt decorative spines. Externally,smart with somerubbingto extremitiesand marks to boards. Internally, firmly bound with bright pages. Scattered foxing to first and last pages of each volume. Volume three has some offsetting to rear endpaper. Copperplate ink signature to front endpaper of allvolumes. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Trial of William Skirving

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

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        Lectures on Natural and Experimental Philosophy, considered in it&#39;s present State of Improvement. Describing in a familiar and easy manner, the principal Phenomena of Nature

      Engraved frontis. & 39 folding engraved plates. xlviii, 548 pp.; vii, 561 pp., 1 leaf; vii, 579 pp.; viii, 576 pp.; 43, [1] pp. Five vols. 8vo, cont. polished calf (lower cover of Vol. II with a small gouge), flat spines gilt, blue leather lettering pieces on spines. London: sold by the Author, 1794. First edition and an absolutely lovely set in fine and fresh condition; complete sets in matching bindings are decidedly uncommon. Adams (1750-95), mathematical instrument maker to George III, continued the famous business of manufacturing scientific instruments which his father established. Between 1785 and 1792 he supplied numerous instruments to Martinus van Marum for Teyler&#39;s Foundation at Haarlem in the Netherlands, most of which survive, and other continental institutions including the University of Coimbra, in Portugal. This is the author&#39;s largest work and contains long sections on heat, air pressure, optics, electricity and magnetism, mechanics, and celestial mechanics. The attractive plates depict instruments and experiments. Engraved armorial bookplate of Benjamin Haworth in each volume. &#10087; Poggendorff, I, 10. .

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

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        Wallis&#146;s Tour Through England and Wales, A New Geographical Pastime

      London: John Wallis, 1794 (but 1802). . Map dimensions 45 x 50.5 cm, overall dimensions 51.5 x 67.5 cm. Folding game, the main panel consisting of a map of England and Wales divided into counties with bright original hand colour, the rules of the game printed in columns to the left and right margins, divided into 16 sections and mounted on linen, original drab card slipcase with the publisher&#146;s pictorial title label. Some soiling and wear to the case, which is cleanly split along the lower spine but is generally sound, some minor creasing to the paper at the section edges of the game, save for a few light spots, a very good example. Whitehouse, p.9. Dated 1794 in the cartouche and with the later date appearing on the slipcase.

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        Map of the State of Kentucky; with the Adjoining Territories

      London: H.D. Symonds, 1794. unbound. very good. Map. Uncolored copper plate engraving. Image measures 14 7/8" x 17 5/8". Beautiful early map of Kentucky including parts of Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee (South Western Territory), Indiana and Ohio (North Western Territory). Includes Lexington, Louisville, Knoxville and Nashville. Shows geographical and topographical features, forts, towns and major routes. Published in William Winterbotham&#39;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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      [Philadelphia: Childs and Swaine, 1794].. 7pp. Original blue-grey wrappers, stitched as issued. Lightly soiled. Very good, untrimmed. In a half morocco box. This copy bears the ownership signature on the front wrapper of Stephen Row Bradley. Bradley (1754-1830) graduated from Yale and served in the Continental Army and in a variety of judicial and political posts in Vermont before becoming the first United States Senator from that state, in 1791. He served in that position until 1795, and again in the U.S. Senate from 1801 to 1813, as a Democratic Republican. A very rare report and a remarkably frank and candid assessment from Secretary of War Henry Knox regarding conflicts with Indians on the frontier, especially in Ohio Territory and Georgia. With a candor that no modern Defense Secretary could approach, Knox lays much of the blame for conflicts with frontier tribes at the feet of unruly, grasping Americans: "The desires of too many frontier White people to seize by force or fraud upon the neighbouring Indian lands has been, and still continues to be, an unceasing cause of jealousy and hatred on the part of the Indians, and it would appear upon a calm investigation that until the Indians can be quieted upon this point and rely with confidence upon the protection of their lands by the United States, no well grounded hope of tranquility can be entertained. The encroachment of White people is incessantly watched, and in unguarded moments, they are murdered by the Indians. Revenge is sought and the innocent frontier people are too frequently involved as victims in the cruel contest. This appears to be a principal cause of Indian Wars...It seems that our own experience would demonstrate the propriety of endeavouring to preserve a pacific conduct in preference to a hostile one with the Indian tribes. The United States can get nothing by an Indian war, but they risque men, money and reputation. As we are more powerful and more enlightened than they are, there is a responsibility of national character, that we should treat them with kindness and even liberality. It is a melancholy reflection that our modes of population have been more destructive to the Indian natives than the conduct of the Conquerors of Mexico and Peru. The evidence of this is the utter extirpation of nearly all the Indians in most populous parts of the Union." Knox does not directly blame the United States government for the past treatment of the Indians or for the conduct of settlers on the frontier, but he encourages the President to continue the practice of making treaties with the tribes, and also recommends the construction of more forts on the frontier, especially along the boundaries with Indian tribes. Knox also encourages the tribes to be proactive in handing over members responsible for the killing of whites, in order to dampen reprisals from settlers. Washington, in transmitting the report, observes: "I feel confidence that Congress will devise such constitutional and efficient measures as shall be adequate to the great objects of preserving our treaties with the Indian tribes, and of affording an adequate protection to our frontiers." NAIP locates only three copies, at the Library of Congress, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Boston Athenaeum. A fascinating review of American Indian policy in the early days of the Republic. Rare, and with a significant provenance, from a Democratic-Republican Senator from Vermont. EVANS 29776. NAIP w027116.

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        Beiträge zur Entwicklungsgeschichte des Hühnchens im Eye

      Folio (25 x 35,5 cm). Zeitgenössisches Halbleinen mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Rückenvergoldung und türkischen Marmorpapier-Deckelbezügen. Titel mit kleinem alten Stempel, etwas stockfleckig, sprenkel- und fingerfleckig, kaum gebräunt, insgesamt sehr schönes Exemplar. IV, 42 S., 1 Bl. Mit 10 Kupfertafeln und einer eingebundenen Suite von 10 weiteren, zusätzlichen Kupfertafeln. Nissen 3078. Eales II, 267,2. &#150; Erste und einzige Ausgabe des ovologischen Hauptwerks des baltendeutsche Zoologen, Paläontologen und Embryologen Christian Heinrich von Pander (1794-1865), der das Keimblattmodell als Basis der Embryonenforschung entwickelt hatte und damit weltweit berühmt geworden war: so teilte er die Embryogenese in drei Entwicklungsstufen als Ekto-, Meso- und Entoderm (Blatt, Gefäßblatt und Schleimblatt). Dazu hatte er über 2.000 Hühnereier gleichzeitig in einem Kasten brüten lassen und die Ergebnisse Stufe für Stufe von seinem Kollegen und Freunde, dem Anatom, Kupferstecher und Archäologen Eduard Joseph d&#39;Alton (1772-1840) in Skizzen und dann in präzisen Kupfertafeln festhalten lassen. Von diesen Tafeln sind der Publikation stets 10 Tafeln beigegeben. Im vorliegenden Exemplar sind jeder Tafeln noch je eine weitere auf dünnerem und kleinerem Walzpapier mit ergänzenden Darstellungen aus der Werkstatt d&#39;Altons vorgebunden, die die Arbeit von Pander mit der schrittweisen Embryonalentwicklung noch eindrücklicher und detaillierter darstellen.

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        La Conversion de la Madalena

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

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      [Philadelphia. 1794]?. [9]-66pp. Dbd. Fine. An early and interesting address by Benjamin Rush, one of the most important and influential scientists of his day. Rush reviews the social and family customs of the American Indian, and then moves on to consider their susceptibility to disease (both domestic and those imported by Europeans), and the means they use for combating disease. He considers the various Indian remedies and cures, and attempts to separate those which may be actually useful from those supported mainly by superstition. Many of Rush&#39;s facts are derived from Charlevoix, Lahontan, and the work of Edward Hand, surgeon to the 18th Regiment at Fort Pitt. This oration was originally published in Philadelphia in 1774, shortly after Rush delivered the essay to the American Philosophical Society on Feb. 4, 1774. It was reprinted in London in 1786, and also in the two editions of Rush&#39;s complete works, published in Philadelphia in 1789 and 1794- 98, respectively. The present copy does not appear to be an excerpt from any of those other printings, based on a comparison with the pagination and typography of those other editions. It most closely resembles, with a few significant differences, Rush&#39;s oration as it appears in the 1794-98 edition of his collected works, and very well may have been an offprint produced at the time of the printing of that larger work. We can find no bibliographic record of this particular printing. Needless to say, it is scarce in this format. 1774 edition: NAIP w006693. EVANS 13592. AUSTIN 1678. GUERRA A558. SABIN 74237.

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

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

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

      A Paris : Chez Berry, libraire, rue Nicaise, 3e annee de l&#39;ere republicaine [1794 or 1795], 1795. 1st Edition in this form. Description: 10v. : fronts. ; 21cm. Contents: 19 books in 10 volumes, but lacks atlas volume. Subjects: World history - Early works to 1800. Colonies - Early works to 1800. Colonization - Early works to 1800. European colonisation - History - East Indies - China - Africa - Americas - West Indies. Language: French. Summary: First published in 1770 and running to over one million words, Raynal&#39;s "Historie philosophique et politique des etablissements des Europeens dans les Deux Indes" was an immediate bestseller that was to go through numerous editions in various languages. Taking a radical anti-imperialistic stance, the nineteen books that comprised the original work covered the history of European colonisation of India, the East Indies, China, parts of Africa, and the Americas. Much of the success, and subsequent reputation, of the Histoire was based on its attacks on tyranny, slavery and colonial exploitation, and it quickly became one of the basic texts for the humanitarian movement. Fair to good copies in a contemporary full cloth bindings. Gilt-blocked black leather labels to spines. Spine bands are worn and frayed to varying degrees, with surface loss to the spine of volume 1. Panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Internally, all titles are in a fine and clean condition. All edges speckled. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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      Naples: Presso Aniello Nobile. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1794. Paperback. Agrarian; Italian Language; FARMING; Olives; Width: 5" Height: 8"; 380 pages; Della coltivazione degli ulivi e della manifattura dell&#39;olio. Lettere del dottore Cosimo Moschettini. Tomo I only. Cosimo Moschettini - C. M. Was an Italian agrarian scientist belonging to the physiocratic school. Intellectual and scholar on the economic problems of agriculture and in particular southern Salento. The study of agricultural economics in fact brought him in close contact with the French school of the Physiocrats, who, in opposition to mercantilism, regarded the earth as a factor in the Prince of wealth. This approach led him to seek any and all technical knowledge can bring benefit to southern agriculture still wrapped in primitive practices. Bound in original wrappers. Book shows external wear, with minor loss of material to spine and light soiling to covers. Front cover is detaching. Pages show occasional light foxing. No copies located in worldcat, auction or elsewhere. Rare .

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

      London: Laurie & Whittle, 12 May 1794. Copper engraving by William Woollett on wove paper. Margins tight. Some creases mostly marginal. Very good condition. 17 3/4 x 22 1/8 inches. A fine image of a sylvan landscape: a work by &#39;the first English engraver whose works were admired and purchased on the continent&#39; (DNB). William Woollett &#39;son of Philip Woollett, a flax-dresser at Maidstone, was born there on 15 Aug. 1735. Shortly after that date his father, having won a share in a lottery prize, took the Turk&#39;s Head inn at Maidstone, and there young Woollett gave the first indication of his artistic talent by scratching the sign of the house on a pewter pot. He was, in consequence, sent to London, where he became a pupil of John Tinney, and also studied drawing in the St. Martin&#39;s Lane Academy... Boydell... commissioned him to engrave the Niobe of Richard Wilson. This established his reputation as the ablest landscape engraver who had yet appeared in England.. So far Wollett had confined his practice almost exclusively to landscape work, but on the appearance in 1771 of West&#39;s Death of General Wolfe, he undertook to engrave it, sharing the venture with Boydell and William Wynne Ryland. The plate, which is his most celebrated work, was published in January 1776, and achieved extraordinary popularity both in England and abroad. On a proof of it being shown to the king shortly before its publication, the title of Historical Engraver to His Majesty was conferred upon Woollett... Some of his topographical drawings were engraved by Mason, Canot, and Elliott. In 1766 Woollett became a member of the Incorporated Society of Artists, of which he was also secretary for several years. He resided for some time in Green Street, Leicester Square, and later in Charlotte Street, Rathbone Place, where he died...on 23 May 1785... Woollett stands in the front rank of the professors of his art, and he was the first English engraver whose works were admired and purchased on the continent. In his landscapes he succeeded, by a skilful combination of the graver and needle, in rendering the effects of distance, light, and atmosphere in a way not previously attempted, and his figure subjects are executed with remarkable vigour and purity of line.&#39; (DNB). William, George and John Smith were three artistically gifted brothers known as &#39;the Smiths of Chichester&#39;. George, the most talented of the three, specialised in landscape painting. &#39;He depicted the rural and pastoral scenery of Sussex and other parts of England in a pleasing ... manner, based on the study of Claude and Poussin ... he was throughout his life a much-admired artist&#39; (DNB). In this superlative engraving, Smith uses a Claudian setting to establish a complex but very satisfying depiction of country life. The apple gathering to the lower right foreground is actually a very small part of the whole, animated by family activity, two boys make a game of picking up an apple. Toward the center, a woman with a child under one arm and a tool of some sort in the other hand crosses a very basic bridge with little boy and dog in tow toward a small, thatch-roofed cottage that seems to have grown out of the ground like the tree behind it. The cottage sits at the bottom of a long, wooded hill and beside a pond, on the other side of which are more simple cottages, and beyond these are more villages, lakes and mountains, ending, as in Poussin and Claude, in an endless light. Two verses from James Thomson&#39;s Autumn stand on either side of the title, ending with the line: "Oh! lose me in some green delightful Walks/ Where simple Nature reigns."

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

      Fuligno: Chez Jean Tomassini. 1794. Hardcover. Very Good. 1794 Quarter leather folio with marbled boards, 17 x 12.5 inches (43 x 31.5 cm). With thirteen engraved in-text illustrations, as well as eight plates, five of which are folding. A mostly clean ex-library copy with small bookplate, faint stamp to credit page, and the ghost of stickers on the spine. With Japanese paper reinforcement to the front hinge, else a very good copy with fresh binding, only light rubbing to edges. A rare treatise on Alberti&#39;s Temple of Malateste. Rare with no copies at auction in recent history, and only 3 copies recorded in OCLC.

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

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

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

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      London: Published by C.Knight, 1794. Hand-coloured stipple engraving, printed on laid paper. Fair condition with some overall light soiling, minor foxing, mild surface abrasions and patches of adhesive residue in the margins. Slight discolouration of the paper due to age. 17 3/4 x 22 3/8 inches. 18 7/8 x 24 inches. A fine print of a group of gentlemen indulging in the popular leisurely pursuit of ice-skating on a cold winter&#39;s day. This charming plate was engraved by the accomplished French draughtsman and print seller Victor Marie Picot after a Loutherbourg painting entitled, "A Winter Morning, with a Party Skating". The skaters in this lively image appear to be truly enjoying themselves. There is a discernible comic element as some of the clumsy skaters brace themselves from falling to the ice while other more agile participants engage in fancy skating tricks. On the side of the pond congregate groups of spectators in the process of getting fitted for skates in anxious anticipation of joining in the amusement. Encircled by the type of romantic landscape for which Loutherbourg was renowned, the scene is endowed with an almost theatrical quality, which was undoubtedly influenced by his experience as a scene painter. The son of a court painter in Darmstadt, the versatile artist Philippe Jacques Loutherbourg was born in Fulda, Germany and was a pupil of J. H. Tischbein and Carle Vanloo and Francis Casanova the elder in Paris. His romantic landscapes, battle scenes, portraits, and biblical subjects were highly esteemed and lauded by influential colleagues such as Diderot. He frequently exhibited at the Salon and became a venerated member of the Académie Royale in 1767. In 1771, he moved to England, where he was employed as the principal scenery designer at London&#39;s Drury Lane Theatre. His creative and minutely detailed sets revolutionized the genre of scene painting, and he soon began dabbling in costume design. Loutherbourg once again astounded contemporaries in 1782 with his pioneering invention of the &#39;Eidophusikon,&#39; a novel variety of moving panorama that was accompanied by music. His substantial and varied oeuvre also included book illustrations and a series of aquatints of British scenery that was published in 1801 and 1805. Aside from a brief trip to Switzerland in 1782, he remained in London for the duration of his life and became heavily engrossed in mysticism. Cf. Dictionary of National Biography; cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, vol 10, p. 892.

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

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

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      Philadelphia: Printed for Mathew Carey..., 1794.. [4],336pp. plus folding table and folding map. Contemporary tree calf, spine gilt, leather label. Minor staining to boards. Slight loss to corner of titlepage, with loss of the S in "NOTES." Minor staining to last leaf, otherwise internally clean. Some minor loss along fold of map; two other tears skillfully repaired with tissue. Overall, about very good. The second American edition of Jefferson&#39;s famous work, and the first American edition to contain a map. This is the only book- length work by Jefferson to be published in his lifetime, and has been called "one of America&#39;s first permanent literary and intellectual landmarks." It was largely written in 1781 and first published in Paris, in French, in 1785, then published in English in London in 1787. Written in the form of answers to questions about Virginia, the book supplies a description of the geography, with an abundance of supporting material and unusual information. As J.M. Edelstein notes: "Jefferson wrote about things which interested him deeply and about which he knew a great deal; the NOTES, therefore, throws a fascinating light on his tastes, curiosities, and political and social opinions." The map which accompanies this edition was executed by Samuel Lewis and depicts Virginia in considerable detail. The story of the creation of this book and its publishing history is an interesting one. It is told fully by Millicent Sowerby in her catalogue of Jefferson&#39;s library, where it occupies some thirty pages in small type. This edition includes appendices containing Charles Thomson&#39;s notes on Jefferson&#39;s original text, his "Draught of a Fundamental Constitution for the Commonwealth of Virginia" and "An Act for Establishing Religious Freedom." The table describes Indian tribes of Virginia. A nice copy of this important work, complete with map. HOWES J78. SABIN 35898. CLARK I:262. SOWERBY, JEFFERSON&#39;S LIBRARY 4167. ADAMS, THE EYE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON 57. EVANS 27162.

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

      London: printed by W. Bulmer & Co., sold by J. & J. Boydell and G. Nicol, [1794]. Oblong folio. (10 1/4 x 14 inches). 10 hand-coloured aquatints engravings (1 folding, 3 double-page), each with one or more overslips, and 6 aquatint plates printed in black with a single tint added (4 with one or more overslips), 2 wood-engraved illustrations, 1 wood-engraved tailpiece, bound without the half title. Expertly bound to style in 18th- century half russia over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spine divided into six compartments by fillets and a Greek-key roll, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, the others alternately decorated with a large centrally-placed vase and flower spray tool, with foliate cornerpieces and a large centrally-placed goblet and birds tool with foliate cornerpieces, gilt edges. The first of Repton&#39;s three great works on landscape gardening. Humphry Repton was the main successor to Lancelot "Capability" Brown as an improver of grounds for the English gentry in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. He was particularly noted for his Red Books. These were produced for each individual client and were made up from a manuscript description of his proposed improvements bound with Repton&#39;s own watercolour drawings of the grounds, with his proposed alterations displayed on an overlay. The present work is made up to a large degree of extracts from the Red Books of 57 houses which Repton had been called upon to improve. A list of these houses, their location and their owners is given in a valuable two-page list towards the front of this volume. The work is broken down into various chapters: Concerning Buildings, Concerning Water, Concerning Approaches, etc. In each chapter Repton selects the relevant section from each Red Book that is helpful to the point he is trying to make. In addition to the specific ideas that he is trying to convey, Repton also enters the fray on behalf of "Capability" Brown. The theoreticians, Payne Knight and Uvedale Price, had both written disparagingly of Brown&#39;s work and Repton here answers their arguments, a lengthy letter that Repton wrote to Price in July 1794 is quoted in full. The work ends with an intriguing list of sixteen "Sources of pleasure in Landscape Gardening" and William Wyndham&#39;s letter to Repton in support of his theories: "Places are not to be laid out with a view to their appearance in a picture, but to their uses, and the enjoyment of them in real life, and their conformity to those purposes is that which constitutes their true beauty: with this view gravel walks, and neat mown lawns ... are in perfect good taste, and infinitely more conformable to the principles which form the basis of our pleasure in these instances, than the docks and thistles, and litter and disorder, that may make a much better figure in a picture." The plates echo the watercolours with which Repton invariably illustrated the Red Books. He makes extensive use of movable flaps or slides - generally to explain the effect he is trying to create by showing the property before his improvements (with the flap down) and after, with the flaps lifted. The quality of the aquatints is exceptional, and the folding view of the Duke of Portland&#39;s house Welbeck Abbey in Nottinghamshire is particularly interesting as it apparently shows Repton and his assistants at work on a survey of the estate. Abbey Scenery 388; Archer 280.1; ESTC t073696; Henrey III, 1269; RIBA III, 405; Tooley 400.

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

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

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        A General Plan for laying out Towns and Townships

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Critik der reinen Vernunft

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

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

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

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