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        Rare Official Land Grant Indenture, Ohio Company, Washington County

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

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        CHART OF THE COAST OF AMERICA FROM CAPE HATERAS [sic] TO CAPE ROMAN FROM THE ACTUAL SURVEYS OF DL. DUNBIBIN Esq

      [Boston: John Norman, 1794].. Copper-engraved sea chart, on two joined sheets. Overall sheet size: 21 1/4 x 33 inches. Very good. An early issue of the earliest American chart of the North Carolina coast. Wheat & Brun and others, speculate that the original version of this map was separately published in 1761, citing an advertisement in the September 14, 1761 BOSTON GAZETTE: "The Navigation on the Coast of North and South Carolina being very dangerous on account of the many Bars, Shoals, Sandbanks, Rocks, etc. The late Daniel Dunbibin, Esq. of North Carolina, has, at very great Expence and Labour, draughted the Sea Coast of both the Provinces in a large whole Sheet Chart of 33 inches by 23; together with all the Rivers, Bays, Inlets, Islands, Brooks, Bars, Shoals, Rocks, Soundings, Currents, &c. with necessary Directions to render the Navigation both easy and safe, and are much esteemed by the most expert Pilots...." No copy of this 1761 map is known to exist. It is believed, however, that John Norman re- used the original printing plate for this map, or closely copied a surviving example, when he published the first edition of his THE AMERICAN PILOT in 1791. This example of Norman's chart of the North Carolina coastline is present here in its third state (i.e. preceded by the 1761 first issue, and second issue copies from the 1791 and 1792 editions of Norman's pilot). This state can be discerned by the addition of "New Inlet" just north of Cape Fear. Additional issues were published through 1803. The American Revolution brought to an end Britain's leading role in the mapping of America. The task now fell to the American publishing industry, still in its infancy, but with first-hand access to the new surveys that were documenting the rapid growth of the nation. In particular, there was a need for nautical charts for use by the expanding New England commercial fleets. The first American marine atlas, Mathew Clark's A COMPLETE SET OF CHARTS OF THE COAST OF AMERICA, was published in Boston in 1790. Two of Clark's charts had been engraved by John Norman, who was inspired to launch his own enterprise. In January 1790, Norman published a notice in the BOSTON GAZETTE stating he was currently engraving charts of all the coast of America on a large scale. These were assembled and published as THE AMERICAN PILOT (Boston, 1791). Norman's PILOT, the second American marine atlas, indeed the second American atlas of any kind, marked an advance over the earlier work of Mathew Clark. New editions of the PILOT appeared in 1792 and 1794, and after John Norman's death, his son, William, brought out editions in 1794, 1798, 1801, and 1803. Despite the seemingly large number of editions, THE AMERICAN PILOT is one of the rarest of all American atlases, and one of the very few published during the 18th century. Wheat & Brun (pp.198-199) locate just ten complete copies for the first five editions: 1791 (Huntington, Harvard); 1792 (LC, Clements); 1794(1) (LC, JCB, Boston Public); 1794(2) (Yale); 1798 (LC, Boston Public).n. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.872. Wroth, SOME CONTRIBUTIONS TO NAVIGATION, pp.32-33. WHEAT & BRUN 580 (3rd state).

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

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

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        A complet map of the West Indies?

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s.]
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        The Elements and Practice of Rigging and Seamanship. Two volumes in one

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Oxalis. Monographia, iconibus illustrata.

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

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        La Turchia d'Asia Venezia: Antonio Zatta e figli, 1794

      VENEZIA: ANTONIO ZATTA E FIGLI, 1794 1794 Incisione all'acquaforte in acquarellatura d'epoca di mm 420 x 325 alla battuta su carta di filo filigranata. Entro cartiglio vegetale : "La Turchia d'Asia che comprende l'Anatolia, la Giorgia, l'Armenia, il Curdistan, il Diarbec, l'Irak-Arabi, la Siria &c" e subito sotto "Venezia 1784 Presso Antonio Zatta, e Figli. Con Privilegio dell'Ecc.mo Senato.". In piccolo sotto la stampa :"G. Pitteri scr.". Proveniente da: "Atlante novissimo, illustrato ed accresciuto sulle osservazoni scoperte fatte dai piu celebri e piu recenti geografi, che ora per la prima volta si produce" Venezia, Antonio Zatta, 1775-1785. Bellissimo foglio tratto dal celebre Atlante Novissimo di Zatta. Il grande tipografo veneziano si cimentò ampiamente nella incisione cartografica coniugando una notevole precisione geografica ad una grande eleganza nelle cornici, nei cartigli e nelle figure che corredano le mappe.

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        Instruction abrégée sur les Mesures déduites de la grandeur de la Terre, uniformes pour toute la République, et sur les Calculs relatifs à leur division décimale. Edition originale.

      De l'Imprimerie Nationale Exécutive du Louvres 1794 Instruction abrégée sur les Mesures déduites de la grandeur de la Terre, uniformes pour toute la République, et sur les Calculs relatifs à leur division décimale. Edition originale. Par la Commission temporaire des Poids & Mesures républicaines, en exécution des Décrets de la Convention Nationale, Edition Originale, 1 vol. in-8 br. sous couv. d'attente d'époque, De l'Imprimerie Nationale Exécutive du Louvres, Paris, An IIe de la République [ 1794 ], 1 f. blanc, xiv-147 pp., 14 ff. (tables) et 1 f. blanc Edition Originale. Bon état (qq. mouill. marginales, un accroc sans manque à un f. n'affectant pas le texte, discret cachet en couv.). Français

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        La Francia delineata sulle ultime osservazioni

      Carta tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801, opera che la Calcografia Camerale commissionò al Cassini al fine di sostituire l?ormai obsoleto "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini, Chierico Regolare Somasco fu geografo e cartografo, ma anche intagliatore di architetture e prospettive - uno dei migliori discepoli di Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Cassini fu uno degli ultimi sferografi italiani del Settecento ed i suoi globi ebbero una notevole diffusione, come pure questo "Nuovo Atlante Geografico". Incisione in rame, finemente colorata nei contorni, in ottimo stato di conservazione. An uncommon map, published in the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', with a decorative title cartouche, by Giovanni Maria Cassini, a Somasco monk. He was geographer and cartographer but he was also good at engraving architectural items and perspectives ? he was one of the best disciples Giovanni Battista Piranesi had. Moreover, Cassini was one of the last artists to engrave spheres in the XVIII century and his globes were quite famous and widespread, and realized the most important Italian Atlas of the XVIII century; his maps always bear a cartouche, extremely rich in colours and details. Copperplate with fine later hand colour, in very good condition. Roma Rome 490 700

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        The Trial of Mr. Thomas Hardy, for High Treason [with] The Trial of John Horne Tooke on a Charge of High Treason [with] The Trial of John Thelwall on a Charge of High Treason . . . Also, the Acquittal of John Augustus Bonney [and three others]

      The first Irish edition reporting the three major treason trials of 1794, each with Thomas Erskine as principal defense counsel, displaying his courtroom talents in unparalleled fashion as he secured acquittals in all three instances. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, definite browning, occasional pencil markings, one margin torn with small loss; a usable copy. Printed by P. Byrne, Dublin, 1794.

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        Coloured Engravings of Heaths. The drawings taken from living plants only. With the appropriate specific character, full description, native place of growth, and time of flowering of each; in Latin and English. Each figure accompanied by accurate dissections of the several parts (magnified where necessary) upon which the specific distinction has been founded, according to the Linnaean System.

      London, T. Bensley [vol I], R. Taylor [vols II-IV] for the Author, [1794-] 1802-1809 [-1830]. 4 vols bound in two. Folio (423 x 259 mm). With engraved dedication leaf and 288 hand-coloured engraved plates; vol III without half-title, some occasional minor spotting to prelims and a few text leaves, a fine, clean copy in contemporary speckled calf by J. Clarke, rebacked preserving original spines, gilt edges. First edition, with the rare fourth volume, of Andrews' 'finest achievement ... noble in conception and impressive in execution' (Blunt). Andrews drew and engraved all his plates, wrote most of the text and, according to Dunthorne, even did his own colouring. This work exemplifies the 'erica-mania' that dominated English horticulture at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Numerous newly discovered South African species were being introduced through the enterprise of nurserymen like Lee and Kennedy, and several hundred species and varieties were available and in cultivation. This copy contains all the indexes, dedication, address, introduction, dissertation, list of heaths cultivated by Lee and Kennedy at the Vineyard Nursery in Hammersmith, systematical arrangements, etc. In common with other copies seen, the titlepage of volume IV is in fact the title from volume II with the number altered by hand. The work was published in parts, and volume IV appeared over a twenty-year period from 1810 to 1830. Few complete copies survive, and most sets comprise only the first three volumes, with occasionally a fragment of the fourth. Dunthorne 9; Great flower books, p 47; Johnston 674 (vols I-III only); Nissen BBI, 31; Stafleu and Cowan 134.

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        Archives de l'Histoire des Insectes, publiées en allemand. Traduites en françois.

      Chez J. Ziegler 1794 1 vol. in-4 reliure moderne demi-basane rouge, Chez J. Ziegler, Winterthour, 1794, XII-184 pp., 1 f. n. ch. (errata et Avis au relieur), avec 49 planches hors texte (dont 46 planches en couleurs) numérotées 1-18, 19a, 19b, 20-27, 28a, 28b, 29-35, 43-54 (les planches 37 à 42 n'ont pas été imprimées, la planche 36 manque, comme souvent). Intéressant exemplaire dans lequel le nom de chacun des insectes a été délicatement inscrit au crayon sur chacun des planches (manque la planche 36, fortes rouss. dans le texte, les planches sont très joliment coloriées). Nissen, ZBI, 1455 Français

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

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

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        Della importanza e dei pregi del nuovo sistema di finanza dello Stato Pontificio.

      Roma, Lazzarini, 1794. 1794 In-8° (200x130mm), pp. VII, XI di introduzione, 418, legatura coeva m. pelle e angoli con titolo, fiorellini e filetti in oro al dorso. Tagli a spruzzo rossi. Sparse fioriture. Restauri al dorso (in parte ricostituito). Alcune annotazioni marginali di mano coeva. Un piccolo foro marginale non lesivo del testo alle pp. 181-182. Più che discreto esemplare nell'insieme. Edizione non autorizzata, assai rara e contemporanea all'originale (l'edizione originale, con le medesime indicazioni tipografiche, presenta XIV, X, 413 pp. e reca la dicitura "con approvazione"), impressa senza il nome dell'autore, di questo importante contributo allo studio delle finanze e del commercio dello Stato Pontificio, improntato ad un cauto protezionismo e ad un'acuminata critica delle dottrine fisiocratiche. Il Vergani (in Piemonte, 1753-Parigi, 1820) fu teologo e giurista, canonico della Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano. Cfr. Kress Italian, 654. Einaudi, 5864. British Museum General Catalogue, 247, 683. NUC, 633, 521. Cossa, 121.153. Palgrave, III, pp. 618-619. Manca al Goldsmiths.

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        Méthode familière pour apprendre en peu de tems Les Nouveaux Poids et les Nouvelles Mesures Républicaines [Suivi de : ] Instruction sur les Mesures déduites de la grandeur de la Terre, uniformes pour toute la République, et sur les Calculs relatifs à leur division décimale. [ édition originale ]

      Mossy 1794 Méthode familière pour apprendre en peu de tems Les Nouveaux Poids et les Nouvelles Mesures Républicaines, par un Professeur d'Architecture Rurale [Suivi de : ] Instruction sur les Mesures déduites de la grandeur de la Terre, uniformes pour toute la République, et sur les Calculs relatifs à leur division décimale. Edition originale. Par la Commission temporaire des Poids & Mesures républicaines, en exécution des Décrets de la Convention Nationale, 1 vol. in-8 reliure d'époque demi-basane à coins dos à 5 nerfs,Méthode : Chez le Citoyen Cointeraux ou chez le Citoyen Fuchs, Paris, s.d. (peu après le 1er août 1794), 31 pp. et 1 planche dépliante (portant la mention pl. 2 mais bien complet) ; Instruction : De l'Imprimerie Révolutionnaire d'Auguste Mossy, A Marseille, An second de la République Française [ 1794 ], xxxij-224-27 pp. et 3 planches dépliantes, dont 2 sous forme de cadrans, établies par Hanin, "Balancier mécanicien au Marché neuf en la Cité n° 50, à Paris" Très intéressant recueil de deux ouvrages relatifs au nouveau système de poids et mesures révolutionnaires, avec une très rare plaquette parisienne, réunie à l'importante réédition marseillaise de l'Instruction complète (et non pas la version abrégée plus courante), bien complète de ses 3 intéressantes planches dépliantes (rel. d'époque au papier de garde dominoté peu courant, sans pièce de titre, rel. lég. frottée, coins frottés). Dans le premier ouvrage, l'auteur expose clairement les embarras causés par la diversité antérieure des systèmes de mesure : "Avant la Révolution, j'étois Expert et Arpenteur juré : je sais donc pertinemment combien il existoit de mesures différentes dans les campagnes : qui croiroit que souvent il m'est arrivé de mesurer les fonds d'un même domaine avec plusieurs instruments ? Certains fonds de ce domaine dépendans d'une justice seigneuriale m'obligeoient à mesurer avec une toise plus courte : d'autres fonds du même domaine me soumettoient à un autre instrument plus long : quant à l'évaluation du produit, autre embarras : il falloit calculer non-seulement sur les mesures de superficie, mais encore sur celles de capacité, tantôt plus grandes, tantôt plus petites : c'étoit un galimathias horrible ; des opérations infinies : le moinde rapport coûtant trop et ruinant les cultivateurs, je me vis contraint de vendre ma charge d'expert, parce que je ne pouvois remédier à tant de maux". Voir aussi, dans notre catalogue, l'édition originale de l'Instruction abrégée. Français

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        Voyage en Afrique et en Asie, principalement au Japon, pendant les années 1770-1779. Servant de suite au Voyage de D. Sparmann

      Chez Fuchs 1794 Par Charles-Pierre Thunberg, Chevalier de l'Ordre de Wasa, Professeur de botanique à l'Université d'Upsal, et Membre de plusieurs Sociétés Savantes, Traduit du Suédois avec des Notes du Traducteur, 1 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-basane marron, Chez Fuchs, Paris, 1794, XII-532 pp. Bon exemplaire (légers frott. en coupes) de l'édition originale de la traduction française. On trouve en fin d'ouvrage un Vocabulaire japonais, ainsi qu'un relevé météorologique effectué lors du séjour de l'auteur au Japon. Chadenat, 6443 Français

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        Lettere sui primi Libri a Stampa di alcune Città e Terre dell'Italia superiore parte sinora sconosciuti parte nuovamente illustrati.

      Venice, Carlo Palese, 1794.. 4to, pp. CXXXII (132); three separate title pages, finely engraved title vignettes by Novelli to two of them; contemporary half vellum over black paste-paper boards, mss note with author's name to verso of front free endpaper; a crisp and clean copy. First and only edition of a detailed study of early printing in Genoa, Pavia and Brescia, and northern Italy in general by Mauro Boni (1746-1817). The work is divided into three parts, each with its own title page, and concentrates on little known incunables from Genoa, Brescia, Savona, Voghera, Turin, Brixen, Treviso, and some other northern Italian cities. Particularly appealing is the first title vignette showing putti setting type and inspecting books under the supervision of the queen. Bigmore & Wyman I, p. 70; Bonamici p. 27; Graesse I, p. 487.

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        An Essay on the Picturesque

      New Bond-Street: J Robson, 1794 As compared with the Sublime and the Beautiful; and on the use of Studying Pictures, for the purpose of Improving Real Landscape. 1st ed, VG, 1794. In contemporary half calf with red marbled boards, tips repaired, some blind tooling. Spine, relaid, raised bands, gilt tooling, tiles in gilt to green leather labels, edges brushed. Internally, marbled endpapers, text block edges marbled, (xv), [1], [1], 2-288 pp, some faint browning to page edges, tiny hole to fep, some light spotting to title page. Rare. (Schimmelman 138) (William Alfred Westropp Foyle (1885–1963) was a bookseller and businessman who founded Foyles bookshop in 1903) Price, writer and rural improver, whose Essay celebrated localism and the diversity of the English landscape in all its forms, epitomized in the phrase ‘intricacy and variety’. See ODNB.

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        Paradise Lost; A Poem In Twelve Books.

      , London, J.and H. Richter, 1794.. . Quarto. Professionally rebound in maroon cloth with a leather spine label lettered in gilt, marbled edges, [10], 493 pp., engraved frontispiece portrait of Milton and engraved dedication page, text supplemented by 12 full-page engravings and 12 engraved headpiece vignettes. Foxing throughout, ink inscriptions by former owner's on the front free endpaper and title page. A pleasing later edition of Milton's classic with attractive engraved plates. BMC.

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        Artillerie theorie cours, till nyttjande vid föreläsningarna för landt-cadetterne vid kongl.

      Krigs-academien på Carlberg. På hög befallning utgifven. I-IV. Sthlm, J. P. Lindh, 1794-95. 8:o. (16),127,(1) s. & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch + (8),161,(2) s. & 4 utvikbara tryckta tabeller & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch + (8),175,(1) s. & 5 utvikbara grav. plr + (8),251,(1) s. & 4 utvikbara grav. plr. Aningen nött nära samtida hfrbd med sparsamt guldornerad rygg, röd titeletikett respektive brun nummerskylt. Stänkta snitt. Ryggen ngt flammig. Blyertskludd på försättsbladet. Inlagan med enstaka lager- och småfläckar. En liten fuktfläck i övre snittet har trängt ned ett litet stycke i övre marginalen från titelbladet i del I till s. 26 i del II. En pappersförlust i nedre marginalen på plansch 4 i del II. Ett trevligt ex.. Titelbladen i del II-IV har följande lydelse: "Artillerie theorie coursens andre del. Om bössmästeriet eller stycke-skjutningen", "Artillerie theorie coursens tredje del. Om fyrverkeriet och bombkastningen" och "Öfversättning af mathematum professoren vid academien i Köpenhamn herr J. M. Geuss mineur-theorie, som af den artillerie-professoren vid kongl. Krigs-academien Joh. Törngren till utgifvande anbefalte artillerie theorie coursen kommer att utgöra fjerde delen."

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        Denkwürdigkeiten für die Heilkunde und Geburtshülfe. (Und) Neue Denkwürdigkeiten für Aerzte und Geburtshelfer.

      8°. 2 Bl., CXX, 254 S.; Titel, IV, S. 259-464, 1 Bl.; VIII, 348 S.; VI, S. 357 - 523; X II, 282, VIII, 341 S. Mit 3 (davon 1 kolorierten) gestochenen Titelvignetten und 14 (davon 1 kolorierten) gestochenen Tafeln. Pappbände des 20. Jahrhunderts. 6 Teile in 3 Bänden und 1 Tafelmappe. Blake 322 und 115. - Waller 7020 (nur für den ersten Band). - Sammlung zur Entwicklung der Geburtshilfe und der gynaekologischen Anatomie. - Exemplar in unbeschnittenen Verlagsbögen. 4 Kupfer doppelt vorhanden. Band 2 auf besserem Papier. Stellenweise stockfleckig. - Komplett selten.

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        Der teutsche Obstgärtner oder gemeinnütziges Magazin des Obstbaues in Teutschlands sämmtlichen Kreisen; verfasset von einigen practischen Freunden der Obstcultur.

      8°. Mit 22 gestochenen Porträts als Frontispiz, 22 gestochenen Vignetten und 432 (davon 387 handkolorierten) gestochenen, teils gefalteten Tafeln. Uniform gebundene Halblederbände der Zeit mit je einem roten und grauen, goldgeprägten Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. 22 Bände. Nissen BBI 2358. - Kirchner 2999. - Vollständige Reihe des schönsten deutschen pomologischen Werkes Deutschlands. - Erschien als Zeitschrift in Lieferungen und behandelt neben der Darstellung der verschiedenen Früchte die Anbaumethoden, Lagerung und Vertrieb der Früchte etc. - Von den 387 prachtvoll kolorierten Tafeln zeigen 119 Apfelsorten, 122 Birnen, 55 Kirschen, 35 Pflaumen und Zwetschgen, 15 Pfirsiche, 7 Aprikosen, 10 Trauben, 10 Nuss- und Mandelsorten u.a. Die nichtkolorierten Tafeln mit Gerätschaften, Gartenanlagen u.a. - Jeder Band mit kleinem Stempel auf dem Titel. 2 Bände mit schwachem Wasserrand am äussersten Papierrand. 2 nicht kolorierte Tafeln in Band 4 mit schwachem Wasserrand. 2 Bände mit angeplatzter Rückenkante. 1 Band mit kleiner Wurmspur im Innenfalz. - Die Einbände schwach berieben und bestossen. - Sonst sauberes Exemplar.

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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: Mount & Davidson, Tower-Hill, 1794. unbound. very good(+). Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 22.75" x 19.5", page including text measures 26.5" x 27 7/8". 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.

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        Skrifter af Sällskapet för allmänne medborgerlige kunskaper.

      I-V. Sthlm, J. A. Carlbohm, 1794-98. (8),9-69,(1 blank),71-147,(1),149-85,(1),199-232,(2) + 39,(1),41-222,(2) + 35,(1),37-107,(1 blank),109-220,(2) + 35,(1),37-222,(2) + 77 s. Sidan 107 i del III är en utvikbar tryckt tabell. Två fina lätt nötta hfrbd med trevligt guldornerade ryggar med titeletiketter och runda nummerskyltar i glättad papp. Svagt gula snitt. Titeletiketterna med några repor. Deltiteletiketterna anger inte den femte delen som dock återfinns i den andra volymen. En del spridda fläckar och bruntonade blad. N. G. Wennerströms namnteckning på frampärmarnas insidor.. Lundstedt Sveriges periodiska litteratur 317: "Tidskriften upphörde i följd af kongl. maj:ts afslag å boktryckaren J. A. Carlbohms ansökan om privilegium å dess utgifvande 1798 16/10." Första delens andra stycke här i andra upplagan. "Skrifter" utgavs av sällskapets sekreterare Adolph Modéer, vilken även författat de flesta av texterna. Innehållet är en intressant blandning av nationalekonomi, lanthushållning och filosofi, men berör även topografi, kvinnofrågor och upplysningen i samtiden. Bland artiklarna kan nämnas "Något rörande handeln imellan de danske och folket i svenska lappmarken och Westerbotten m.m.", "Tankar om Finlands upodling", "Berättelse om Tjula församlings i Södermanland oeconomiska inrättningar", "Om tryckfrihets-rättigheten, til kronprinsen, Bernstorf, och andre uplyste danske medborgare", "Något om folkminskningen", "Om utsickten för ståndspersoners barn at kunna erhålla deras utkomst, och huru igenom dem svenske ödeländer skulle kunna upodlas", "Hvad skulle Sverige vinna på en utvidgad biskötsel?", "Om fattiga barns underhåll och vård", "Om sättet at ringa med klåckor", "En liten anmärkning vid vår tids stora uplysning", "Svar på frågan: Huru skulle mera uplysning och kunskap kunna bibringas den svenske allmänheten?", "Om vissa sysslor och göromål i samhället, som kunde vara qvinnokönet tillhörige", "Gifves någon skillnad imellan man och qvinna mer, än den, som är imellan deras särskildte kön?", "Om val af lefnadssätt samt giftermål" och en kort biografi över den berömvärda bonden Henric Jonasson Hakala i Tavastehus som tilldelats en skådepenning i silver av Patriotiska sällskapet. Även i det sällskapet var Modéer sekreterare

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        A tour through parts of Wales. Sonnets, Odes and Other Poems.

      R. Blamire,London, 1794.. 120 p. 13 Sepia Aquatint Plates by S. Alken after J. Smith. Half-calf with gilt lettering on dark red morocco label, early marbled boards and end-papers. Occasional slight spotting but an attractive book.

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        Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards, and The Bardic Museum

      Author,London, 1794, 1802. 2 vols. ½ vellum, gray boards, maroon morocco labels with gilt lettering. Both vols have bookplate of Wm. Fred. D'Arley. 1- Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards: preserved, by tradition and authentic manuscripts, from very remote antiquity [with] a General History of the bards and druids; a new edition, doubly augmented and improved. London, Author, 1794. [ii], 183 p. (124-183 contain musical scores), viii. Ink name on front end paper dated 1795 of Elizabeth Kenrick. Fine frontispiece showing bard with harp on rock by Loutherbourg, also plate of harp and other instruments by the author. Some marking on boards with larger stains on rear board, interior clean and bright. 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. London, author, 1802. xx, 112 p. (61-112 contain musical scores). Frontispiece of harpist by Ibbetson, etched by Rowlandson. A few marks on boards, interior clean and bright. . Jones (1752-1824), a native of Merionethshire, was known as Bardd y Brenin, the King's Bard (George IV). These books are a key source for traditional Welsh music. An excellent set of these famous works, keenly priced.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Veiledning til det Danske Monarkies Statistik.

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

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

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

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        Map of the State of Kentucky; with the Adjoining Territories

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

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        Plan of the Island of St Vincent

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

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        [Article on Indian rhinoplasty] in Gentleman's Magazine

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

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        Lettera di Francesco Piranesi al Signor Generale D. Giovanni Acton

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

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        A Chart of the Banks of Newfoundland, drawn from a great number of hydrographical surveys, chiefly from those of Chabert, Cook and Fleurieu

      [Boston: John Norman, 1794]. Copper-engraved sea chart, on two joined sheets. Overall sheet size: 21 1/2 x 33 inches. A very rare and finely engraved sea chart from John Norman's American Pilot, one of the earliest American mappings of the Grand Banks. This map was originally published as part of the first edition of John Norman's The American Pilot, 1791. The map, depicts the entire Grand Banks as far west as the Bay of Fundy and as far east as the Flemish Cap. The present copy is an example of the second state (of three) with erasures below the title and scale and is from the 1794 edition of the Pilot. The map was of much importance to the New England fishing fleet, as the Treaty of Paris which ended the American Revolution gave the United States the right to fish these rich waters. The American Revolution brought to an end Britain's leading role in the mapping of America. The task now fell to the American publishing industry, still in its infancy, but with first-hand access to the new surveys that were documenting the rapid growth of the nation. In particular, there was a need for nautical charts for use by the expanding New England commercial fleets. The first American marine atlas, Mathew Clark's A Complete Set of Charts of the Coast of America, was published in Boston in 1790.Two of Clark's charts had been engraved by John Norman, who was inspired to launch his own enterprise. In January 1790, Norman published a notice in the Boston Gazette stating he was currently engraving charts of all the coast of America on a large scale. These were assembled and published as The American Pilot, Boston, 1791. Norman's Pilot, the second American marine atlas, indeed the second American atlas of any kind, marked an advance over the earlier work of Mathew Clark.New editions of the Pilot appeared in 1792 and 1794, and after John Norman's death, his son, William, brought out editions in 1794, 1798, 1801, and 1803. Despite the seemingly large number of editions, The American Pilot is one of the rarest of all American atlases, and one of the very few published during the eighteenth century. Wheat and Brun (pps. 198-199) locate just ten complete copies for the first five editions: 1791 (Huntington, Harvard); 1792 (LC, Clements); 1794(1) (LC, JCB, Boston Public); 1794(2) (Yale); 1798 (LC, Boston Public). Provenance: deaccessioned by the Museum of the City of New York. Wheat & Brun Maps & Charts Published in America before 1800 102; Suarez Shedding the Veil p. 164

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        ... Views in the Mysore Country

      [London: "published ... for Capt. Allen", 1 June 1794]. Oblong folio. (18 1/4 x 25 1/4 inches). Engraved title/dedication to Charles Marquis Cornwallis K.G., Governor General of Bengal, 12pp. descriptive letterpress text at end. 20 uncoloured aquatint plates by J. Wells after Allan, mounted on guards throughout, edges uncut. Expertly bound to style in half eighteenth-century russia over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spine in eight compartments divided by gilt fillets and roll tools, red morocco label in the second compartment, the other compartments with repeat decoration in gilt. A complete copy of one of the rarest of all India view books. Allan served in the Madras Infantry from 1780 and took part in the third Mysore war. The present work resulted from images drawn by Allan at the conclusion of the campaign. As a military topographer, his overriding goal would have been to accurately portray what he saw: in the present beautiful and rare series he presents to a British public who were fascinated by the dealings surrounding Tipu Sultan. Allan went on to actively serve in the fourth Mysore War, as Deputy Quartermaster General. He spoke Persian fluently and was therefore appointed to carry the flag of truce into the Palace after the fall of Seringapatam and negotiate with Tipu. Subsequently, Allan was with Baird when Tipu's body was found. Allan resigned from the Army in 1804, and from 1814 was a Director of the East India Company.The rarity of this work can be judged from the fact that only one other complete copy is listed as having sold at auction in the past thirty five years. The only other records are for two partial copies: one with plates but no text, and a second with only 12 plates. Abbey Travel II, 418; Archer p.73; H. de Almeida & G.H. Gilpin Indian Renaissance pp.176-178; Prideaux p.326; P. Rohtagi and G. Parlett Indian Life and Landscape by Western Artists p.79.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Gedanken über einige dem Officier der Leichten Reuterey nothwendige Kenntnisse.

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

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        Description de L'Art de Fabriquer les Canons

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

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