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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        LA GERUSALEMME LIBERATA.

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

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        BOTANISCHES BILDERBUCH FUR DIE JUGEND UND FREUNDE DER PFLANZENKUNDE. TEXT IN GERMAN, FRENCH and ENGLISH

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

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        AN ABRIDGEMENT OF MR. LOCKE'S ESSAY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING

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

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        PHARMACOPOEA HISPANA

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

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

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

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        A NEW HIEROGLYPHICAL BIBLE FOR THE AMUSEMENT & INSTRUCTION OF CHILDREN; BEING A SELECTION OF THE MOST USEFUL LESSONS; AND MOST INTERESTING NARRATIVES; (SCRIPTURALLY ARRANGED) FROM GENESIS TO THE REVELATIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Zoonomia; Or, the Laws of Organic Life

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        ELEMENTS AND PRACTICE OF RIGGING AND SEAMANSHIP (vOL. 1 ONLY)

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

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

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

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

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

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        THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE REVOLUTION TO THE DEATH OF GEORGE THE SECOND IN EIGHT VOLUMES. DESIGNATED AS A CONTINUATION OF MR HUME'S HISTORY.

      T Cadell, in the Strand 1794, a new edition with the author's last corrections and improvements, 12mo, 378+389+339+392+356+366+355+166p + General index (ca 120p) with 27 engraved plates and one engraved frontispiece to part one. Contemporary half calf, gilt and pattern-stamped spines, yellow edges; spines, boards and board corners partly heavily worn, however intact but for a minor top-of -spine defect to vol 8, only very few stains on leaves - in all a fairly nice set of 8 volumes. Contemporary owner's name Grade Hülphers on title-pages, later owner's name-stamp on end-leaves.. Plates designed by M Archer, Artaud and others, engraved by W Bromley, J Caldwell, S Springsguth and Cook

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        Culpeper's English Physician and Complete Herbal : To which are now first added, upwards of one hundred additional herbs, with a display of their medicinal and occult properties, physically applied to the cure of all disorders incident to mankind.

      London : Printed for the Proprietor, by Lewis & Roden, Paternoster-Row; And sold at the British Directory Office, Ave-Maria-Lane; And by Champante & Whitrow, Jewry-Street, Aldgate, [no date - c. 1794 (date of dedication)] .. Second edition. 2 volumes bound as one. A very good full leather binding. 4to. 10.75" x 8.5" x 2". pp.16/pp.398/[2pp.]/pp.256 , well-illustrated with all 43 full-page engraved plates (some hand coloured), as called for. Original boards, dark brown full calf, professionally rebacked, the spine with 5 raised bands and recent brown leather title label. Recent plain endpapers (handmade paper). Engraved portrait frontis of 'Mr. Nicholas Culpeper, J. Pass sculp'. Outer edge carefully strengthened. Printed title (undated) followed by dedication to Thomas Dunckerly Esq. Provincial Grand Master and dated 'In the Year of Masonry 5798 (actually 1794). Clear English text throughout, with just the odd brown spot, well-illustrated with 29 (numbered) full-page plates of plants, neatly hand coloured. Followed by the second volume, with a red-tinted engraved frontis (of a naked male surrounded by signs of the zodiac - there is also a similar image of a naked female after p.11). The printed title page states the printers as: "London: Printed by George Sidney, Green Arbour Court, for the Author, and sold at the British Directory-Office, Ave-Maria-Lane; and by Champante and Whitrow, Jewry-street, Aldgate." The engravings of the male and female are by "Dodd Delin. Prattent Sculp ". Again the text is clean (except for some toning to the index) and there are a further 11 full page red-tinted engravings (numbered 30 - 40) of human physiology.Ebenezer Sibly (1751-1800) was an English physician, astrologer and writer on the occult. Sibly is celebrated for the natal horoscope he cast of the United States of America, published in 1787 and still cited. As a student of medicine, he became interested in the theories on animal magnetism of Anton Mesmer, joining Mesmer's Harmonic Philosophical School. Sibley also taught himself the basics of occultism. In 1784 he joined the Freemasons, and the dedication to the 1790 edition of A new and complete illustration of the occult sciences was to "the Ancient and Honourable fraternity of "Free and Accepted Masons". Four years later, he dated the dedication of his new edition of Culpeper's English Physician And Complete Herbal "To Thomas Dunckerly, Provincial Grand Master... in the year of Masonry 5798". He published the New and Complete Illustration of the Occult Sciences in four volumes, 1784. In the same year Sibley also completed A Key to the Physic and the Occult Sciences, a systematic statement of his occult philosophy. Like Mesmer, he suggested that the world was animated by a universal spirit, the operative agent in both astrology and healing work. This spirit works on matter and can be used by the magician for his purposes. This understanding would become standard for magical thought through the century and anticipates the more heralded work of Éliphas Lévi. Also included in the Key, published a supplement to the famous work on herbal medicine by Nicolas Culpepper. As an astrologer he is said to have used the Placidian system. As a student of alchemy, he translated Bernard of Treviso (the fountain allegory).Sibly wrote a book called Universal System of Natural History in 1794 in the book he claimed that the White Race was the first on earth he said: "We must consider white as the stock whence all others have sprung, Adam and Eve and all their posterity, till the time of the deluge were white; in the first age of the world no black nation was to be found on the face of the earth." Sibly believed that no humans had reached Africa until after the dispersal from Babel, that the continents first inhabitants had been white and that Africans had become dark only as a result of the actions of the climate there over successive generations." - See Wikipedia / Gale Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology / Ars Quatuor Coronatorum, 24 (l911), 81-106.**** "...It is interesting to note that, once again, the ubiquitous Thomas Dunkerly, so important in the fortunes of many degrees in Freemasonry was also describing himself in 1793 as Grand Commander of the Society of Ancient Masons of the Diluvian Order of Royal Ark Mariners. It was Dunkerly who appointed one Brother Ebenezer Sibley, another man of considerable ability in several fields, as his Deputy. Shortly before Dunkerley's death it was Sibley who welcomed Lord Rancliffe as the next Grand Commander..." - Northants&HuntsMark - Royal Ark Mariners Degree**** Full title reads: Culpeper's English physician and compelete herbal : To which are now first added, upwards of one hundred additional herbs, with a display of their medicinal and occult properties, physically applied to the cure of all disorders incident to mankind. To which are annexed, rules for compounding medicine according to the true system of nature ; forming a complete family dispensatory, and natural system of physic / Beautified and enriched with engravings of upwards of four hundred and fifty different plants, and a set of anatomical figures. Illustrated with notes and observations, critical and explanatory. By E. Sibly.

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        Wallis's s New Geographical Game Exhibiting a Tour Through England and Wales.

      London: Wallis, 1794... Wallis's s New Geographical Game Exhibiting a Tour Through England and Wales, published by John Wallis, London 1794. A map on folding linen in 16 sections size 67 by 51 cm. The map shows a numbered route intended to take the players around the country. Hand-coloured. The two sides of the map contain a list of 117 towns and geographical features, a potted history or summary of the importance of each place to be visited, along with the rules of the game. Counters or dice termed as pyramids or totums could be bought separately for the players to spin. The winner would be the first to complete this route. Folds into original slipcase with a vignette of Britannia with a range of trophies and symbols of culture. Name in ink to reverse of map. Map Good condition with occasional foxing and clear stains: slipcase sound but rubbed and frayed to edges, and with loss to the bottom and dated 1802, indicating a later case though not a later publication of the game. Images available.

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        Inledning til harmoniens kännedom af Aboten Vogler.

      Med åtta dertil hörande graverade tabeller. Stockholm, Anders Jacobsson Nordström, 1794. 8:o. (8),+ 32 s.+ 4 utvikbara grav. blad. Samtida gråpappomslag utan rygg. Namnteckning. Ren inlaga. Not in BUC. Not in Eitner. Den ovanliga första upplagan av Voglers lärobok i musik. Den återfinns delvis omtryckt i andra upplagan av Mecklins "För begynnare i tonkonsten" 1819. Planscherna är graverade på båda sidor och således med åtta tabeller

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        Christliche Schriften. 5 Samlungen (all). I: 1) Von der Gabe der Sprachen am ersten christlichen Pfingstfest. 2) Von der Auferstehung, ald Glaube, Geschichte und Lehre. II: Vom Erlöser der Menschen. Nach unsern drei ersten Evangelien. III: Von Gottes Sohn, der Welt heiland. Nach Johannes Evangelium. IV: Von Geist des Christenthums. Nebst einigen Abhandlungen verwandten Inhalts. V: Von Religion, Lehrmeinungen und Gebräuchen.

      Riga, 1794-98. Small 8vo. Bound uncut in five contemporary, uniform paper bindings with gilt title-labels to spines. Spines a bit darkened and with a bit of wear, especially to capitals. Some very light occasional brownspotting. Overall an exceptionally nice set, in original condition, and fully complete with all the general and specific title-pages. Old owner's name in neat, contemporary hand, dated "Uppsala 1798" to inside of front board of volume 1. (2), 184 + (2), 303 + (2), XIV, 416 + (2), XIV, 312 + (2), XIV, 320 pp.. First edition of all volumes of Herder's seminal "Christliche Schriften", very rarely found together in a contemporary, uniform set as here

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        The Age of Reason, Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology.

      Paris: Printed by Barrois, 1794 [Second Year of the French Republic].. 8vo, (ii), 117, (1) pp. Contemporary manuscript annotations to the first third of the book, mostly approving but with several pages struck through with a single vertical line, and with a previous binder having trimmed the pages with the loss of a few words from this marginalia. Recent half calf, marbled sides. Gimbel p24. An early printing of the first part of this famous work - the second part was published the following year. First printed by Barrois and published in London, an edition also appeared in Boston. All early editions are scarce.

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        Skaldestycken af Ossian.

      Öfversatte från engelskan. I:1-3. Uppsala, J. Edmans enka respektive J. F. Edman, 1794-1800. 8:o. Grav. titelblad,XXXII,118,(2) s. + grav. titelblad,146,(16) + 98,(2) s. Samtida marmorerat hfrbd med guldornerad rygg, röd titeletikett och gula snitt. Ryggen ngt blekt och har nästan antagit en grön färgton. Pärmhörnen stukade. Bra inlaga med några enstaka obetydliga fläckar. I det sista arbetet en ljus eskalerande fuktfläck i övre hörnet. Från det Finemanska biblioteket.. Allt som utkom. Redigerad och delvis översatt av G. Knös, O. A. Knös och G. Rosén. I de tre häftena avtrycks med omfattande tillägg de utdrag ur "Ossians sånger" som tidigare förekommit i bl.a. "Götheborgska magazinet", "Åbo tidningar", "Stockholms posten" m.fl., samt de fragment som återfinns i "Den unge Werthers lidande" och i A. Lindbloms avhandling "De poematis Ossianis". Följande dikter ur "Ossians sånger" ingår i "Skaldestycken": "Comala", "Carric-thura", "Carthon", "Oithona", "The war of Caros", "The war of Inis-thona", "The songs of Selma", "Fingal", "Lathmon", "Dar-thula", "The death of Cuthullin", "The battle of Lora" och "Conlath and Cuthona". Därutöver återfinns dikterna "Kinfena och Sira" och "Taras sånger" hämtade ur baron de Harolds samling "Poems of Ossian" (1787) samt "Minvanas sånger" och "Oscur" vars ursprung är oklart. Theodor Hasselqvist har i "Ossian i den svenska dikten och litteraturen", förmodligen felaktigt, föreslagit att de två sistnämnda skulle ha förekommit i någon tidig utgåva av "Ossians sånger". I företalet citeras bl.a. Hugh Blairs "Critical dissertation on the poems of Ossian" och MacPhersons brev till Uno von Troil. Frågan om diktverkets autenticitet framskymtar: "Ossians verk äro så starkt teknade med ålderdomens egentliga stämpel, at om ock inga yttre bevis för deras ålder funnos, ingen med omdöme och smak begåvad läsare kan draga i betänkande, at tilägna dem ett långt aflägse tidehvarf." Den första kompletta svenska Ossianöversättningen utkom 1842-46

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        The Trial of Thomas Hardy for High Treason, at the Sessions House in the Old Bailey [etc.]. Taken in Short-hand By Joseph Gurney. Four Volumes in Two

      The most extensive of all the reports of the trial including "one of the great speeches of [Erskine's] career", securing Hardy's acquittal in the first major treason trial of 1794, as the French Revolution's effects swirled throughout England. Modern buckram, ex-library, first title repaired, last advertising leaf repaired with loss, a textually complete copy only. Sold by Martha Gurney, Bookseller, Holborn Hill, London, 1794.

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        State Trials for High Treason. Containing the Trial of Thomas Hardy, to Which Is Prefixed Lord Chief Justice Eyre's Charge to the Grand Jury . . . Taken in Short-hand by a Student in the Temple

      An uncommon edition reporting "one of the great speeches of [Erskine's] career", securing Hardy's acquittal in the first major treason trial of 1794, as the French Revolution's effects swirled throughout England; eight copies in RLIN, none in England. Modern cloth, light pencilling, without the portrait; sound. Printed and Sold by J. Robertson, No. 4, Horse-Wynd, Edinburgh, 1794.

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        The Trial of Thomas Hardy for High Treason, at the Sessions House in the Old Bailey [etc.]. Taken in Short-hand By Joseph Gurney. Four Volumes in Two

      The most extensive of all the reports of the trial including "one of the great speeches of [Erskine's] career", securing Hardy's acquittal in the first major treason trial of 1794, as the French Revolution's effects swirled throughout England. Modern brown cloth, gilt, some foxing and staining, a few tears, the binding a bit strained, yet a good usable set. Sold by Martha Gurney, Bookseller, Holborn Hill, London, 1794-95.

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        Tabulae anatomicae quas illustradum humani corporis fabricam.

      2 text volumes in 1 volume + 2 volumes with 182 plates. Landes-Industrie-Comptoir, Weimar 1794-1803. Folio. (56)+47+21+94+(errata leaf)+76+(-92 (mispagination, extra pages paginated 72-76)+(10)+162+66+(1)+24+168 pages. 192 engraved plates, numbered I-CLXXXII (plates 26-30, 91-92, 167, 169 and 171 have a double plate, showing other aspects of the same part of the body). 6 plates are oversized and thus folding. Some plates (the vascular system) with nice contemporary handcoloured details. Plates bound in 2 contemporary marbled half-calf bindings; the text volume in matching, but later (c. 1850) half-calf binding. Corners bumped. Lower spine-end of plate volume 1 worn, but repairable (no loss of leather). The text volume printed on various types of paper (some sheets are on slightly blue-toned paper). Some pages and plates with marginal stains and foxing.. Impressive atlas on the human anatomy, showing the state-of-the-art at the beginning of the 19th century

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        EVENING RECREATIONS: a collection of original stories, for the amusement of her young friends. By a Lady.

      viii, [1], 2-220, [1 corrections], [1 blank] pages. Contemporary tree calf, expertly re-backed retaining the original label.Octavo. First edition. Name on front endpaper; old tape mark along inner gutter of the front endpapers; narrow strip torn from fore-edge of front endpaper; else a very handsome copy of this rare collection of short stories for children.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Geheime Staatspapiere im Königlichen Pallast der Thuillerien gefunden.

      4 Bände. HLdr. d. Zt. mit rotem Rückenschild u. Rückenverg. Fromm 20431; Hayn/Got. II, 401; Steinbrink, Hoffmann und Campe 1793, 7. - Bände 3 und 4 mit Nebentitel: Sammlung geheimer Briefe und anderer Staatspapiere in den Thuillerien im eisernen Wandschrank gefunden, Bde. 1-2. - Der Minister Roland fand am 20. November 1792, wenige Tage vor Beginn des Prozesses gegen Ludwig XVI., Geheimpapiere, durch die dem König Verbindungen mit feindlichen Mächten nachgewiesen wurden. Die Bände enthalten die Geheimkorrespondenz von Nicolas Favier, Graf Broglie und weiteren Politikern mit Ludwig XVI. über die politische Lage in Europa. Die Veröffentlichung erregte Aufsehen, da diese Dokumente sogar den Ministern des Königs vorenthalten wurden (Vorrede). - Tls. gering bestoßen und etwas gebräunt. Schönes Exemplar!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Ueber die Nationalfeste der Franzosen. Eine Rede von Robespierre gehalten in der Sitzung des Convents am 7ten May 1794.

      Tit., 62 S. Umschlag d. Zt. Über KVK nicht in deutschen Bibliotheken nachweisbar. Vgl. Fromm 22119 (nennt als Verlag Hammerich) und Stammhammer II, 281. - Vermutlich erste deutsche Ausgabe, selten. - Eine der berühmtesten und spektakulärsten Reden des Revolutionsführers gegen die Moderatisten und deren Unmoral, für Demokratie und eine vernünftige Naturreligion ("Die Priester haben Gott nach ihrem Bild geschaffen" S. 42). Im Anhang der Vorschlag für 36 öffentliche Feste "Dem Heldenmuthe - der Liebe - dem Ackerbau - der Nachwelt - dem Glück," u. a., der vom Konvent auch angenommen wurde. "Versammelt die Menschen, und Ihr werdet sie besser machen" (S. 45). - Umschlag angeschmutzt und tls. etwas lädiert. Titel mit 1 kl. Fleck. Unbeschnitten Die Spiegel eng beschrieben von zeitgen. Hand.

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        Recherches sur les Causes des Principaux faits Physiques, Et particulierement sur celles de la Combustion, de l'Elévation de l'eau dans l'état de vapeurs; de la Chaleur produite....2 vols.

      Paris, Maradan. Seconde Anné de la Republique, (1794). 2 cont. hcalf. Richly gilt backs, tome-and titlelabels in red leather. A little weakness at top of hinge, otherwise a very attractive copy. With the 2 half-title and 2 titles. (4),412;XVI,375 pp., 2 folded plates (1 in letterpress and 1 engraved). Light yellowing to leaves and a few scattered brownspots.. First edition. It is Lamarck's first larger work in Chemistry, and published before his well-known statement of evolution. His conceptions of chemical processes as propounded here, may well provide a basis for understanding his theory of evolution, which he presented in 1800."In this work Lamarck sets forth his views on the immutability of species and attacks the theory of spontaneous origin of life. The book is interesting in the history of Chemistry because Lamarck attacs Lavoisier's anti-phlogistic theory." (Duveen p. 334)

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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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. Sparrman [...] Traduit de suédois, avec des notes du traducteur.

      Paris, (Chez Fuchs) l´an troisième de la République, [1794]. New blue full leather, slightly worn and faded spine. Some foxing, some minor staining and spotting. Wrongly with Sparrman as author on spine. Nearly uncut. 21 X 13,5 cm. Bookplate of Eivind Hassler

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Röda Rummet AB]
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        Botanisches Bilderbuch für die Jugend und Freunde der Pflanzenkunde. (Auch in 3.u. 4. Band mit d. Titel:) Getreue Abbildungen und Zergliederungen Deutscher Gewächse. 1.-5. Bd.: Heft 2 (= Heft 1-26 von 28 erschienen).

      Leipzig, Voss u. Compagnie, 1794-1801. 4to. Bound in 4, a little later hcalf, richly gilt backs. Leather along fronthinge with tears, but but not broken and binding tight. 4 engraved titlepages of which the 2 first are handcoloured, and 2 printed titles (to volume 3 a. 4). 154;176;VIII,188;178;62 pp. and 141 fine engraved and handcoloured plates (numb. 1-142, n. 77 lacks). A few repairs to outher margins of titlepage and some plates and textlvs. A few plts. and textlvs. browned in lower margin.. First edition of this scarce botanical work which was issued in 28 parts with in all 152 plates. The suite here having 141 of 142 plates in fine handcolouring. - From the Introduction: "Die Zeichnungen sind entweder von mir selbst oder von geschickten Künstlern unter meiner Aufsicht, nach der Natur und der vortrefflichen Abbildungen in Will. Curtis Flora Londinensis (London 1777-94) verfertiget...Die illumination wird unter eines Kunstverständigen in Meissen besorgt". - Nissen BBI: 528

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        Trattato completo, formale e materiale del teatro. stamp. gio. batt. pasquali. venezia. 1794.

      In-4° antico, cm. 26x17,5, legatura in cartonato coevo, pp. 104, con sei tavole fuori testo, incise in rame e ripiegate raffig. piante, spaccati ed elevazioni esteriori. Importante e raro trattato sull'architettura dei teatri. Abrasioni al cartonato e mancanze al dorso, leggerissimo aloncino al margine esterno di alcune pagine. Piccola mancanza di carta al margine esterno bianco del frontespizio, no per difetto ma per la barba della carta. Nell'insieme ottimo esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Daris]
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