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        An Account of a Rich Illuminated Missal executed for John Duke of Bedford, Regent of France under Henry VI. And afterwards in the Possession of The Late Duchess of Portland

      London: J. Nichols for T. Payne, 1794. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. 4to (259 x 204 mm). Four engraved plates reproducing miniatures and text. 19th-century green half calf. Rebacked; some foxing. Provenance: manuscript corrections in text of some of the corrigenda; Sir William Lee and the Rev. Sir George Lee, Hartwell Library (armorial bookplates); W. Wilson (1828 inscription noting the date of binding); S.D.R. (1896 inscription on front free endpaper); purchased from Hurst & Hurst, 1982. FIRST EDITION of the most comprehensive description of the Bedford Hours to date. This spectacular late medieval French book of hours dates to circa 1410-30. The Duke and Duchess of Bedford gave it to their nephew Henry VI in 1430. Later owners included King Henry II of France and his wife Catherine de' Medici; Frances Worsley; and Edward Harley who bequeathed it to his daughter Margaret Bentinck, Duchess of Portland. James Edwards (1757-1811) acquired the manuscript at the sale of the Duchess of Portland's collection in 1786. Later, "[it] was purchased at [Edward's] sale by the Marquis of Blandford, afterwards Duke of Marlborough, for six hundred and eighty-seven pounds, fifteen shillings. It is now in the British Museum" (Fletcher, English Book Collectors, p. 299). This is only the third English monograph on an illuminated manuscript. The rich and detailed illuminations were copied directly from the Missal by James Edward's brother, John. Brunet II, no.1678; Lowndes II, p. 920.

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        O engenhoso fidalgo Dom Quixote de la Mancha

      1794 - First edition of the Quijote in Portuguese. 1794. Lisbon. Typografia Rollandiana. Six volumes, 8vo. 2 ff., 315 pp., 1 ff., 313 pp., 2 ff., 298 pp., 2 ff., 316 pp., 2 ff., 352 pp., 2 ff., 322 pp., 2 ff., engraving portrait of Cervantes as frontispiece. Contemporary calf, raised bands to spine forming compartments, all gilt, two lettered pieces in red and green, lightly worn, overall very good. A fine set, odd foxing and spotting, else excellent. 7,000 $ First edition in Portuguese of the most famous literary work written in Spanish, translated from the second 1605 Madrid edition of Juan de la Cuesta by an anonymous translator. The Quijote was an immediate success and was swiftly translated into English, French, Italian and other languages, however it would only be translated into Portuguese almost two centuries after the first edition, and from the 1605 edition of Juan de la Cuesta. The portrait that illustrates it, by Debrie, is a copy of that of Joseph del Castillo for the 1780 Academia edition; also, the translator did not include a preface and omitted preliminary verses, dedications and prologues to the two parts. One can only speculate as per the reason why the translation was only published at the late 18th century, especially considering the Crowns of Spain and Portugal were joined at the time of the first appearance, and that both the second and third edition (both pirated) were published in Lisbon. Rare edition, we find copies at the British Library, Oxford, Harvard University, Dartmouth College Library, Yale, John Hopkins, Library of Congress and Texas A&M University; we also found three copies at public institutions in Spain. Palau, 53285. Rius, 835. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memorie storiche di Monza e sua corte raccolte ed esaminate [..]. Opera divisa in tre volumi, ed ornata di tavole incise in rame.

      nella Stamperia di Gaetano Motta, 1794. 3 volumi in-4° (cm. 25,2), legature coeve in m. pelle con titolo in oro su tassello rosso ai dorsi, piatti marmorizzati (lievi abrasioni), tagli spruzzati; pp. [4] VI 318, [2] V [3] 316, [2] VIII 358 con 19 tavole illustrative f.t. (incise in rame da Giulio Cesare Bianchi) che raffigurano vedute, monete, oggetti sacri, bassorilievi; numerose figure n.t. (vignette ai frontespizi, grandi capilettera e finalini). Al secondo volume il codice diplomatico monzese; al terzo il cataogo ragionato dei codici custoditi nella basilica. Edizione originale e unica della più importante e ricercata opera su Monza e suo territorio. Cfr. Graesse 637; Predari 147. Esemplare molto buono.

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        O engenhoso fidalgo Dom Quixote de la Mancha

      First edition in Portuguese of the most famous literary work written in Spanish, translated from the second 1605 Madrid edition of Juan de la Cuesta by an anonymous translator. The Quijote was an immediate success and was swiftly translated into English, French, Italian and other languages, however it would only be translated into Portuguese almost two centuries after the first edition, and from the 1605 edition of Juan de la Cuesta. The portrait that illustrates it, by Debrie, is a copy of that of Joseph del Castillo for the 1780 Academia edition; also, the translator did not include a preface and omitted preliminary verses, dedications and prologues to the two parts. One can only speculate as per the reason why the translation was only published at the late 18th century, especially considering the Crowns of Spain and Portugal were joined at the time of the first appearance, and that both the second and third edition (both pirated) were published in Lisbon. Rare edition, we find copies at the British Library, Oxford, Harvard University, Dartmouth College Library, Yale, John Hopkins, Library of Congress and Texas A&M University; we also found three copies at public institutions in Spain. Palau, 53285. Rius, 835.

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        TRAVELS THROUGH NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, EAST AND WEST FLORIDA, THE CHEROKEE COUNTRY, THE EXTENSIVE TERRITORIES OF THE MUSCOGULGES OR CREEK CONFEDERACY, AND THE COUNTRY OF THE CHACTAWS.

      London: Reprinted for J. Johnson, 1794. - xxiv,520pp. plus seven engraved plates (one folding) and folding map, [6]pp. index, and leaf of binding directions. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Mico Chlucco. Contemporary blue paper covered boards, rebacked with period paper spine. Very good. Uncut. Styled the "Second Edition in London" on the titlepage. One of the classic accounts of southern natural history and exploration, with much material on the southern Indian tribes. For the period, Bartram's work is unrivaled. ".[He] wrote with all the enthusiasm and interest with which the fervent old Spanish friars and missionaries narrated the wonders of the new found world.he neglected nothing which would add to the common stock of human knowledge" - Field. "Unequalled for the vivid picturesqueness of its descriptions of nature, scenery, and productions" - Sabin. The folding map shows the eastern coast of Florida, from the River St. John to near Cape Canaveral. Chapter VI is entitled "Language and Manners [of the Muscogulges and Cherokees]." This wide-margined, uncut copy in boards complete with the Directions to the Binder leaf in the rear (often wanting). CLARK I:197. HOWES B223, "aa." PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 305. SERVIES 696. SABIN 3870. VAIL 852. FIELD 94. REESE, FEDERAL HUNDRED 33 (ref).

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        Observations on Mr. Stedman's History of the American War [cover title]

      London Printed for J. Debrett, 1794, 1794. First edition. Sabin 13753; Howes C-498. Minor foxing and browning to the title-page; a fine, large copy, in original state, enclosed in a quarter morocco clamshell box.. 4to, self-wrappers, stitched as issued, 34 pages, untrimmed. A response by Henry Clinton (1739-1795), defending his role as an officer and commander of the British forces in North America during the American Revolution, which had been unfavorably appraised by Charles Stedman in his The History of the Origin, Progress and Termination of the American War (1794). This is but one of several attempts by participants on the British side to clear their names or blame others for strategic failures during the War. Clinton did so himself in 1783 with his Narrative of the Campaign of 1781 in North America, in which he tried the blame military losses on General Charles Cornwallis, who responded in his defense as Clinton is doing here.

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        Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee country, the extensive territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek confederacy, and country of the Chactaws [sic.]. containing an account of the soil and natural productions of those regions; together with observations on the manners of the Indians

      London: re-printed for J. Johnson, 1794. 8vo. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Mico Chlucco, engraved folding map, 7 engraved natural history plates (one folding). Uncut. Contemporary blue sugar paper covered boards, rebacked with period paper spine.The second English edition of Bartram's classic account of southern natural history, exploration and Indian tribes.For the period, Bartram's work is unrivalled. In this first-hand account of his travels in the Southern States in the years 1773-1778, Bartram writes "with all the enthusiasm and interest with which the fervent old Spanish friars and missionaries narrated the wonders of the new found world...he neglected nothing which would add to the common stock of human knowledge" (Field). Sabin considered this work to be "unequalled for the vivid picturesqueness of its descriptions of nature, scenery, and productions." The map illustrates the east coast of Florida from the St. Johns River to Cape Canaveral.This wide-margined, uncut copy in boards complete with the Directions to the Binder leaf in the rear (often wanting).Clark I:197; Coats The Plant Hunters pp.273-76; Field 94; Howes b223, "b"; Sabin 3870; Stafleu & Cowan 329.1a; Vail 849.

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        MADAGASCAR – WEST COAST: A CHART OF THE WESTERN COAST OF MADAGASCAR FROM ST AUGUSTIN’S BAY TO CAPE ST. ANDREW (FROM MR. D'APRES DE MANNEVILLETTE).

      Copper engraving (Very Good, strong engraving impression, wide blank margins), 63 x 47 cm (25 x 18.5 inches). - London, 1794. A fine and scarce sea chart of the West Coast of Madagascar, published by the leading British chart-making firm of Laurie & Whittle. - This fine sea chart depicts a large stretch of the western coasts of Madagascar, from St. Augustin’s Bay, in the south, all the way up to Cap Saint-André, a key point where the coastline abruptly turns northeastwards. The chart is highly detailed, featuring copious nautical information, including bathymetric soundings, the locations of ideal anchorages, and, importantly, the marking of the numerous deadly far offshore reefs and rocks. Curiously, in spite of the great detail provided in most areas, some stretches of the coast are shown to be completely unknown to Europeans, marked with tentative intermittent lines. A note below the title reads: ‘NB In Sailing along this shore one must be very Cautious as there are many Shoals whose Situation is unknown, even at a great distance from the coast.’ The western coast of Madagascar flanks the Mozambique Channel, which since the passage was traversed by Europeans for the first time by Vasco da Gama, in 1498, during the first European sea voyage to India around Africa, it has been one of the most important shipping lanes in the world. While sheltered from the open Indian Ocean, it was a very dangerous passage, as it featured difficult winds and currents, along with numerous especially tricky nautical hazards (many of which are noted on the present chart). Beyond that, it also left ships vulnerable to attacks by pirates or vessels of enemy nations; such that a lack of knowledge of the navigation ensured that one would become easy prey. In particular, the chart labels several key anchorages favoured by European vessels, including St. Augustin’s Bay (Malagasy: Anantson?o, widely considered to the most convenient natural harbour), Tullea Bay (modern Toliara), and Morondava, further to the north, which is detailed in a large inset chart that dominates the upper left corner of the sheet, ‘Plan of the Road and River of Moroundava, on the Western Coast of Madagascar’. The present chart was issued during the 1790s, when Britain was engaged in an epic struggle against France for dominance over the Indian Ocean. Britain conquered the Seychelles from France in 1794, and, in 1810, captured both. SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION.

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        THOUGHTS ON EMIGRATION, IN A LETTER FROM A GENTLEMAN IN PHILADELPHIA, TO HIS FRIEND IN ENGLAND.

      London: 1794 - [2], 17 pp, as issued. Mild toning, Very Good. In modern marbled wrappers, with printed title label pasted on front wrapper. Housed in an attractive quarter morocco slipcase. As a young adult in his native England, "Cooper was intimately involved in contemporary political issues. He became well-known as a lawyer of radical political sentiments." Warned "against seditious speech, Cooper visited the United States in 1793 to prepare a haven for English dissenters. Cooper and his family soon made their visit to the United States permanent by moving to Northumberland, Pennsylvania in 1794." ['Penn Biographies', online archives.upenn.edu]. Here he arranged for the anonymous publication of this pamphlet, encouraging emigration of persons seeking "asylum from civil persecution and religious intolerance"-- "opponents of the present government in England, as being inconsistent with the principles of liberty, and. opponents also of the slave- trade." Since most such prospective emigrants opposed slavery, he advises against settling in the Deep South and assures them that land and opportunity abound elsewhere. Cooper examines advantages and disadvantages of all the States-- focusing particularly on economic opportunity, slavery, climate, land costs, and amenities. Eberstadt summarizes: "Describes the respective merits of lands and inducements to settlement in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. The latter two territories, while offering many advantages, are deemed unsafe because of the frequent Indian incursions." Cooper concludes that his own Pennsylvania [where, perhaps not coincidentally, he had recently purchased several hundred thousand acres] is the best. FIRST EDITION. 123 Eberstadt 39. Sabin 95678. ESTC N46500. OCLC records nine locations under several accession numbers as of February 2017. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Zaubermechanik oder Beschreibung mechanischer Zauberbelustigungen mit darzu gehörigen Maschinen für Liebhaber belustigender Künste.

      Nürnberg Verlag J G Monath und J F Kußler 1794 - EA; ca 18x12 cm; XXXII, 232 Seiten mit gest. Titelvignette, 40 Kupfertafeln, 4 Blätter mit 7 "Zetteln" und 5 Kärtchen in Tasche im vorderen Innendeckel; Kartoneinband d. Zt. mit handgeschr. Rückenschild (Einband minimal bestoßen; sonst ungewöhnlich guter, sauberer Zustand) 0,000 gr. Salonmagie; Zauberei; Zaubern [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Elémens de chymie Seconde édition.

      Paris, Deterville, an III-1794, 3 vol. in 8°, de 2ff.-CIV-270pp., 2ff.445pp., 2ff.436pp., demi-veau blond époque à coins, dos lisse à filets dorés, pièces de titres rouge et jaune, petite tache en marge de qq. ff. du 1er vol. sinon bel exemplaire. Rare seconde édition d'un des ouvrages importants de chimie moderne post-Lavoisier. C'est le premier traité de chimie publié par Chaptal, il fut rédigé pour le cours de chimie qu'il donna à Montpellier à partir de 1780. ¶ Bolton 362 - Poggendorff I.420 - Cole 256 - DSB III.203. Cette édition manque à Neu, Duveen, Ferguson.

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        Sammelband:] *A Message of the President of the United States to Congress relative to France and Great-Britain. Delivered December 5, 1793. With the papers therein referred to. To which are added the French originals* (Includes: *Papers relative to Great-Britain. Philadelphia, Nov. 29, 1791* and *French Originals. A Philadelphie, le 22. Mai, 1793*); bound with: *The Correspondence between Citizen Genet . and the Officers of the Federal Government*; and *Papers relative to Great-Britain, Appendix No. 1.*

      Printed by Childs and Swaine; [Philadelphia, Printed: London: Reprinted for J. Debrett, opposite Burlington-House, Piccadilly], Philadelphia 1794 - Five separately paginated works relating to the Citizen Genet Affair (1793-94) bound together in one volume. Octavo. Half bound in later leather and cloth over boards, spine lettered in gilt: "Pamphlets, Jefferson, 1793." Rubbing at the spine and joints, near fine.From 1793-94, the French minister to the U.S. Charles Genet, embroiled the United States and France in a diplomatic crisis, as the U.S. Government attempted to remain neutral in the conflict between Great Britain and Revolutionary France. The controversy was ultimately resolved by Genet's recall from his position. This unique volume binds together Washington's report and Jefferson's correspondence relating to the affair printed in Philadelphia by Childs and Swaine in 1793 (see nos. 1, 3-4 listed below), along with Jefferson's additional correspondence printed in London in 1794 (nos. 2 and 5). The name of the London publisher: "Sold by J. Butterworth / London" is written in manuscript at the bottom of the title page; and item nos. 2 and 5 were bound in without the title page: [Authentic copies of the correspondence of Thomas Jefferson . and George Hammond . Philadelphia, Printed: London: Reprinted for J. Debrett].In order:1. *A Message of the President of the United States to Congress relative to France and Great-Britain. Delivered December 5, 1793. With the papers therein referred to. To which are added the French originals. Published by order of the House of Representatives*. Philadelphia: Printed by Childs and Swaine, M,DCC,XCIII. pp. [i-iii] iv, [5] 6-102.2. *The Correspondence between Citizen Genet, Minister of the French Republic to the United States of North America, and the Officers of the Federal Government. To which are prefixed, the Instructions from the Constituted Authorites of France to the said Minister. All from authentic Documents. Philadelphia, 20th December, 1793, Second Year of the French Republic, One and Indivisible*. pp. [1] 2-11 [12 (blank)].3-4. *French Originals. A Philadelphie, le 22. Mai, 1793*; *Papers relative to Great-Britain. Philadelphia, Nov. 29, 1791*. pp. [1] 2-32, [2 (Jefferson's attestation dated 4 December, 1793)], [1] 2-116.5. *Papers relative to Great-Britain. Appendix No. 1*. pp. [1] 2-59 [60 (blank)].All five items are scarce and rarely found together in one volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The American Geography; or, a view of the present situation of the United States of America containing . A particular description of Kentucky, the Western Territory, the Territory South of Ohio, and Vermont . with a view of the British, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Dutch dominions, on the continent, and in the West Indies, and of Europe, Asia, and Africa . A new edition

      Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly,, London, 1794 - Filson's celebrated map of Kentucky First quarto, second London edition. Quarto (270 by 200mm). Half-title. 25 full-page engraved maps, of which 7 are double-page and folding. Half diced russia, marbled paper boards, gilt. The first American Geography, special issue with twenty-five maps, including the celebrated Filson map of Kentucky, dated November 23rd 1793. Most examples of this edition of Morse's "Geography" were issued with only three maps. Of the 25 maps, 18 are of states or slightly larger areas of the United states, and only one, of new discoveries around the Globe, is not specifically tied to the Americas. The folding maps are: "A Map of the Northern and Middle States; comprehending the Western Territory and the British Dominions in North America from the best Authorities"; "A Map of the States of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia; Comprehending the Spanish Provinces of East and West Florida."; "Map of Virginia Maryland and Delaware"; "A Map of North Carolina from the Best Authorities"; "A Map of South Carolina from the Best Authorities"; and "A Map of the West Indies from the Best Authorities". Joseph Purcell's map of Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia, is an uncommon map of the early Southeast and is important for showing a well defined New State of Franklin, within the borders of North Carolina. In 1785, settlers in present-day western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee organized a state government to be named in honor of Benjamin Franklin. Congress turned down their appeal but the state maintained a legislature and governor until 1788. This ephemeral state appeared on a small number of maps into the early part of the 19th century. The map shows early settlements, including a Moravian Settlement in North Carolina, and the Cumberland Settlements in present-day Tennessee. The map also notes native tribes and various Bounty Land Grants lands along the upper Mississippi River. The map of the Northern and Middle States which describes the area from Maine (Province of Main), south to Virginia, extends west to the Great Lakes and the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and north to eastern Canada up to James Bay. There are several Bounty Land Grants including Genl. Clarks, Donation Lands from the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Ohio Company in Ohio, and Wabash Company, New Jersey Company, and Illinois Company in Illinois. This is the first edition, with information taken from Amos Doolittle's map of the same title. Engraved by G. Allen Sanders, Wells Row, Islington and published by Stockwell as noted above. Filson's celebrated map of Kentucky is one of the key cartographic landmarks of the Trans-Allegheny frontier. It is essentially unprocurable in the American first edition published in Elizabethtown, New Jersey in 1789, and was not contained in the first London edition of Morse's "Geography". In early 1784 Filson produced the first written history of Kentucky, he "employed Philadelphia engraver Henry Pursell and printer Ternon Rook to produce a map Filson had drawn to encourage settlement of Kentucky. Composed primarily from secondhand accounts of Boone and other explorers and Filson's own knowledge of the region, the map is well drawn but not completely accurate. It depicts the state's rivers and creeks, mountains and hills, towns and forts, and canebrakes, and clearly marks the location of the land surveyor's office. As was the cartographer's intention, the map conveys a sense of civilization and progress." (Charles C. Hay for ANB). Morse's text provides extensive geographical information for each state and province, including the western territory and the Spanish dominions of Louisiana, Florida, New Mexico and California, as well as on the major countries and regions of the world. Howes M840, "aa"; sabin 50924; Streeter Sale 75, recording only 3 maps. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed [Volumes I through VIII; 1788-1794. 389 plates]

      Couchman and Fry, London 1794 - The first eight volumes of this impressive botanical publication in unsophisticated contemporary half calf over marbled paper boards. Volume I lacks frontispiece portrait; thereafter: 389 of 390 plates called for [plate 119 folding; plate 120 not coloured], lacking plate 133 in Volume III [Hyacinthus Comosus - the description leaf is present, the plate evidently not bound in]. Alphabetical listing of plates in manuscript to pastedown of each volume. Boards rubbed, leather worn and joints split, with play to some boards; upper board of II nearly detached. Textblocks firm, contents clean, colours brilliant. Publication dates by Volume: 1790, 1788, 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, 1794. Front and rear blank free endpapers present in all volumes. Please contact us for an accurate shipping quote. Size: 8vo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Esquisse d'un tableau historique des progrès de l'esprit humain. Ouvrage posthume de Condorcet. Seconde édition.

      Paris chez Agasse rue des Poitevins No.18 L'an III de la République une et indivisible. -5 1794 - 8vo., viii + 389 + (1)pp., wanting the half-title, contemporary half calf over yellow patterned boards, spine gilt with raised bands and replaced label. A very good copy. Condorcet's final and greatest work, written during the last month of his life and published posthumously. It has often been considered one of the outstanding expressions of the 18th century Enlightenment. According to Printing and the Mind of Man> it was ''the finest and most durable expression'' of the belief in human progress towards equality and freedom. ''The doctrine of virtually limitless human perfectability and social progress, . received its fullest development at the hands of Condorcet, disciple of Turgot, Voltaire, and A Smith. Condorcet, moreover, specifically related the theory of progress to the problem of population, as later conceived by Malthus''. [Spengler, French Predecessors of Malthus>, p.259]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      [Wohl Rügen], "Montag" (1794?). - 1 S. 4to. Beiliegend gest. Portrait (mittig quer gefaltet). "Lieber Georg, Ich habe Herrn Graff erst mit der letzten Post einen langen und ausführlichen Brief geschrieben, und habe dir also keine neue Aufträge mitzugeben. Wir haben ein Mädchen aus Sagard erhalten, welches freilich noch sehr unerfahren zu seyn scheint. Unsere kleine Emma ist eben jetzt sehr krank, und schon besorge ich, neben ihren schlafenden Geschwistern ihr ein Bette bereiten zu müssen. Zieh nun hin in Frieden, lieber Georg, und Gott der Überallgegenwärtige sey mit dir! Wandle vor seinen Dingen, versäume nicht das Gebet, hüte dich vor Versuchung, befleissige dich der Treue, des Fleißes, der Verschwiegenheit, und Bescheidenheit gegen jedermann, begieb [?] dich in die Liebe deiner Frau, und grüsse deinen Bruder Christoph tausendmal. Dein bereitwilliger Kosegarten". Von anderer Hand mit Bleistift bezeichnet und datiert "1794". - Der Idylliker Kosegarten, Mitarbeiter an Schillers "Horen" und Musenalmanachen, bot in seinen "ländlichen Dichtungen" "Jucunde" (1803) und "Die Inselfahrt" (1805) gefühlsreligiöse Landschaftsschilderungen und ein breit ausgeführtes heimatliches Lokalkolorit von Wittow und Hiddensee (vgl. NDB XII, 612); der Orientalist Gottfried Kosegarten ist sein Sohn.

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        A New Map of North America, with the West India Islands. Divided according to the preliminary articles of peace, signed at Versailles, 20, Jan. 1783. wherein are particularly distinguished the United States, and the several provinces, governments &ca which compose the British Dominions; laid down according to the latest surveys, and corrected from the original materials, of Goverr. Pownall, Member of Parliamt

      Laurie & Whittle, London 1794 - Engraved map on four joined sheets, hand coloured in outline. Overall joined sheet size: 41 5/8 x 46 7/8 inches. Bowen and Gibson's large scale wall map of North America: a Laurie and Whittle issue published following the Treaty of Paris which ended the American Revolution. Bowen and Gibson's map was first issued in about 1755 under the title An Accurate Map of North America. It was reprinted and variously altered for the next forty years, attesting to its importance. Aside from its stunning visual impact, Bowen and Gibson's map contains a tremendous amount of information, including numerous Native American placenames in the western areas, notes and routes of early roads, and the forts along the Mississippi and to the west of the Appalachians. The two insets are of Baffin and Hudson's Bay, and the mouth of the Colorado River, this latter inset map based on the explorations of Eusebio Kino. The present map exhibits what is the fourth version of the title, and is an issue which incorporates the changes brought about by the end of the American Revolution and the 1783 Treaty of Paris. A notation on the map reads: "The Divisions in this map are coloured according to the preliminaries signed at Versailles, January 20th. 1783. The Red indicates the British possessions; the Green those of the United States; the Blue what belongs to the French, and the Yellow what belongs to the Spaniards." In updating the map to fit the new circumstances, the articles of the 1763 Treaty have been entirely removed, and the cartouche has been considerably reworked, among other changes. The present issue includes both Laurie and Whittle imprint in the cartouche and Sayer's 1786 imprint in the bottom right corner, making this an intermediate state between Stevens and Tree 49(j) and 49(k). Cf. Degrees of Latitude 36; cf. Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 49, in Tooley, The Mapping of America. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        40 Acts in One Volume, Complete, 1789-90-94-91, each with a separate title page with the Royal Arms. Including Acts on Importation of Bread Indian Corn from any Territories belonging to the United States of America into Quebec . and to the Coast

      London: Printed by Charles Eyre and Andrew Strahan, Printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty. 1789-1794. - Anno Regni Georgii II Regis Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hiberniæ. VICESIMO NONO. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Eighteenth Day of May, Anno Domini 1784, in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. And from thence continued by several Prorogations and Adjournments, to the Third Day of November, 1789, being the Sixth Session of the Sixteenth Parliament of Great Britain. 40 Acts Complete as Indexes in very good condition, each with a separate title page with the Royal Arms. Folio, (303x195mm), the volume commencing with Index 'A Table of Statutes' (1789) with title page with Royal Arms for the Sixth Session of the Sixteenth Parliament, 124pp Index followed by, as bound - not always bound in sequence:1789 Cap 9,13,15,16,18,26,36.1790 Cap 41,49,50,51,54,55.1794 Cap 57,63,67.1790 Cap 19,23,24,32,35,36,38,45,48,49,50, 82.Index for 1790 with title page with Royal Arms, 24pp.Index for 1791 with title page with Royal Arms, 28pp.1790 Cap 2,4,5. 1792 Cap 15,21,25,32,35,46,52,85.1794 Cap 30. Bound in full reversed calf blind stamped, spine with raised bands, red leather title label in gilt and red leather label to front board gilt lettered 'County of Brecon', light wear, otherwise sound, tight & with contents very good condition. A number of interesting Acts including:-An Act to enable his Majesty to authorize the importation of bread . Indian corn . from any Territories belonging to the United States of America into the Province of Quebec Gulf of St. Lawrence. and to the Coast of Labrador. (1789).An Act for discontinuing the Judgement which has been Required by Law to be given against Women convicted of Certain Crimes (1790).An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Consolidated Fund . (mentions America, Newfoundland, Bahama Islands, New South Wales et al.) (1790).An Act for regulating the Importation and Exportation of Corn and of the Bounty of British Corn with a folding Table of Duties & textual reference to America, Cape of Good Hope, Gibraltar, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia et al. (1794).

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        Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee country, the extensive territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek confederacy, and country of the Chactaws [sic.]. containing an account of the soil and natural productions of those regions; together with observations on the manners of the Indians

      re-printed for J. Johnson, London 1794 - Engraved frontispiece portrait of Mico Chlucco, engraved folding map, 7 engraved natural history plates (one folding). Uncut. Contemporary blue sugar paper covered boards, rebacked with period paper spine. The second English edition of Bartram's classic account of southern natural history, exploration and Indian tribes. For the period, Bartram's work is unrivalled. In this first-hand account of his travels in the Southern States in the years 1773-1778, Bartram writes "with all the enthusiasm and interest with which the fervent old Spanish friars and missionaries narrated the wonders of the new found world.he neglected nothing which would add to the common stock of human knowledge" (Field). Sabin considered this work to be "unequalled for the vivid picturesqueness of its descriptions of nature, scenery, and productions." The map illustrates the east coast of Florida from the St. Johns River to Cape Canaveral. This wide-margined, uncut copy in boards complete with the Directions to the Binder leaf in the rear (often wanting). Clark I:197; Coats The Plant Hunters pp.273-76; Field 94; Howes b223, "b"; Sabin 3870; Stafleu & Cowan 329.1a; Vail 849. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Istoriia raznykh Slavenskikh narodov, naipache Bolgar, KHorvatov, i Serbov.

      - 8vo. Contemporary marbled boards with faded ms. lettering-piece on spine; pp. 843, with engraved frontispiece, 10 engraved portraits of rulers in the text, folding engraved map of the Balkans and 4 folding typographical genealogical tables at the end; binding with minor wear to extremities; title with old repair (loss of one letter), occasionally a little spotted, one text leaf with marginal paper flaw, otherwise a good copy; provenance: contemporary typographical bookplate of a Greek-Catholic monastery in Przemysl, South Eastern Poland, inside front cover, near contemporary private library stamp on title and at the end. Third edition of volume II (of 4, covering the 11th to 14th century) of the very rare first modern history of the Southern Slavs,first published in Vienna in 1794-5, then in St. Petersburg (1795). This work is a synthesis of all earlier Serbian historiographic literature and remained an important source for these interlinked national histories up to the end of the 19th century. The Serbo-Bulgarian writer, historian, traveller, and pedagogue Jovan Rajic (1726-1801) is considered one of the greatest Serbian academics of the 18th century. Born in the Vojvodina he walked to Kiev to study theology. After travelling over vast parts of Central and Eastern Europe he was rejected as teacher in his native country on theological grounds and travelled to Mount Athos via Constantinople were he researched in libraries and archives. He settled in Temesvar (now Romania) as a teacher of geography and rhetoric, where he began to write this historical opus magnum. He later became Archimandrite in the Serbian monastery of Kovilj, where he spent the rest of his life writing books on religion and theology. He wrote in Serbian, Russian, Latin, German, Hungarian and Old Slavonic and can be regarded as the Serbian pioneer of rationalism. - We were unable to find any evidence of this work, nor any part of it, having ever been in the trade; institutionally it is equally rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics and Literature for the Year 1770, 5th edition 1794

      for J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall 1794 - Contemporary account of the Boston Massacre (pages 211-218), foreshadowing the Revolutionary War. Mentions Crispus Attucks being killed in the massacre. It is believed that he was the first person shot dead by British redcoats during the Boston Massacre. He was an American slave, merchant seaman and dockworker of Wampanoag and African descent. Many soldiers were tried for murder. John Adams defended the soldiers, and got most of them acquitted. Leather binding. Front board somewhat loose along spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New Map of Arabia, Divided Into Its Several Regions and Districts from Mon. D. Anville Geographer to the most Christian King with Additions and Improvements of M. Niebuhr.

      London, Laurie & Whittle, 1794. - Engraved map, outline colour (725 x 542 mm). Detailed map of the Middle East, published by Laurie & Whittle in London. Includes interesting annotations, including a note about the Barren Desert in the interior of the peninsula. - Minor soling and spotting near centerfold. Al-Qasimi 211. Not in Tibbetts. Cf. Al Ankary 382.

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        [FIRST FLEET]. A tour through parts of Wales, sonnets, odes, and other poems.

      With engravings from drawings taken on the spot. By J. Smith. London : R. Blamire, 1794. Quarto, contemporary papered boards, all edges uncut, pp. 120, 13 tinted aquatints, a fine copy. Includes the first Sonnet titled 'On the ships sailing for Botany Bay', a poetic version of the voyage of the First Fleet in 1787-88, with passing references to the Aboriginal population, as the fleet sails to '... new isles, where nature's children stray, arts yet untaught, and fruits unknown convey?'. Ferguson 197a Scarce.

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        Universalhistorie alter, mittler und neuer Zeit. Aus dem Französischen. Mit Zusätzen und Berichtigungen von Wilhelm Ernst CHRISTIANI.

      Wien, Franz Haas 1794. - Graesse IV, 528; Ebert 17726. Millots Universalhistorie endet mit dem Tode Friedrich II., wo Hormayr seine Geschichte fortsetzt. - Die einzelnen Bde. von Millots Werk umfassen 3-500 S., eine Vorrede Christanis u. ein Inhaltsverzeichnis geht den meisten Bdn. voraus. Es fehlen: 1 Bl. (Ss. XVII/XVIII) des Inh. von Bd. III, die letzten 2 Bll. (Ss302-304) des V. Bds., Front. von Bd. VI, Titelbl. u. 2 Bll. (Ss. I-IV) der Vorr. von Bd. IX u. Titelbl. u. 1. Bl. (Ss. I/II) der Vorr. v. Bd. XII. Zum beigg. Werk: Die erste Ausg. erschien 1817-18 in Wien. Vgl. Wurzbach IX, 282: ". es ist dies eine Fortsetzung der damals in Österreich allgemein und sehr stark verbreiteten Universalhistorie von Abbe Millot, als deren 17.-19. Band sie auch herausgegeben wurde." 16 Bände (inkl. Registerband). Mit 14 (statt 15) gest. Frontisp. von Weinrauch. - Dabei: Hormayr [zu Hortenburg], Joseph Frh. von. Allgemeine Geschichte der neuesten Zeit, vom Tode Friedrich des Großen bis zum zweyten Pariser Frieden. Neue Ausg. 3 Bde. Wien, Carl Gerold o. J. [1831]. Schmutztit., gest. Frontisp. (Portr. H.s von Benedotti), Titelbl., 353 Ss.; Schmutzt., gest. Frontisp. (von Blaschke nach Schedy), Titelbl., 351 S., 1 S.; (Schmutzt. fehlt), gest. Front. (von Blaschke), Titelbl., 446 S. Uniform gebundene, dekorative HLdrbde. d. Zt. m. 2 Rüschi., farbigem Rundumschnitt, marmoriertem Überzugspapier und an den Kapitalen mit dezenter Goldprägung. Einbde. vor allem an den Kanten berieben, Ecken tls. bestoßen. Die Frontisp. teilweise verstärkt bzw. unterlegt, hinterer flieg. Vors. von Bd. III mit Ausriß, Papier durchgehend etw. gebräunt u. fingerfleckig. Im Ganzen dekoratives Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Observations on Mr. Stedman's History of the American War [cover title].

      London Printed for J. Debrett, 1794. 4to, self-wrappers, stitched as issued, 34 pages, untrimmed. A response by Henry Clinton (1739-1795), defending his role as an officer and commander of the British forces in North America during the American Revolution, which had been unfavorably appraised by Charles Stedman in his The History of the Origin, Progress and Termination of the American War (1794). This is but one of several attempts by participants on the British side to clear their names or blame others for strategic failures during the War. Clinton did so himself in 1783 with his Narrative of the Campaign of 1781 in North America, in which he tried the blame military losses on General Charles Cornwallis, who responded in his defense as Clinton is doing here. Minor foxing and browning to the title-page; a fine, large copy, in original state, enclosed in a quarter morocco clamshell box.

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        Einleitung in die technische Chemie für Jedermann. Von Dr. f. F. Runge, ausserordentlichem Professor der Technolgie an der Universität zu Breslau. Mit 150 im Text befindlichen Tafeln, worauf die chemischen Verbindungen in natura dargestellt sind

      1 Tafel als Frontispiz, XIV, 570 Seiten mit ca 150 in den Text montierten, farbigen auf Kattun fixierten Verbindungen (Farbmustern). 20,5 x 12,5 cm, zeitgenössischer Halbpergamentband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf blauem Rückenschild, Deckel mit grünlichem Marmorpapier bezogen. Durch Register erschlossen. "Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge (* 8. Februar 1794 in Hamburg-Billwerder 25. März 1867 in Oranienburg) war ein deutscher Chemiker. Er studierte von 1816 bis 1822 an den Universitäten Berlin, Göttingen und Jena zuerst Medizin, dann an der Universität Jena Chemie. Er promovierte 1819 zum Dr. med. und 1822 in Berlin zum Doktor der Philosophie mit einer Arbeit über das wirtschaftlich bedeutende Indigo. 1826 wurde Runge Privatdozent und 1828 außerordentlicher Professor für Technologie an der Universität Breslau. 1832 beendete er seine Universitätslaufbahn und zog nach Oranienburg, wo er bis zu seinem Tode lebte, um im Chemischen Etablissement Dr. Hempel, später Chemische Produkten-Fabrik Oranienburg, als Industriechemiker zu arbeiten. Runge war schon zu seiner Zeit bekannt für seine Arbeiten zur technischen Auswertung des Steinkohlenteers, der damals in großen Mengen bei der Leuchtgas- und Koksherstellung aus Steinkohle als Abfall anfiel und oft ins Meer verklappt wurde, was zu einem ernsten ökologischen Problem zu werden drohte. Er isolierte, charakterisierte und benannte Substanzen aus dem Steinkohlenteer, die wichtigsten darunter Kyanol (Anilin), Pyrrol, Leukol (Chinolin), Carbolsäure (Phenol), Rosolsäure (Aurin) Grundbausteine für chemische Stoffe der späteren, 1865 gegründeten Badischen Anilin- und Soda-Fabrik (BASF). . . Runge führte unterschiedliche Versuche mit Anilin durch. Mit Chlorkalklösung versetzt nahm dieses eine violette Farbe an. Diese Reaktion wird heute noch als Rungesche Chlorkalkreaktion zum Nachweis von Anilin verwendet. Mit Sauerstoff, Säuren oder Basen versetzt bildete Anilin rote Farbstoffe. Hiermit hatte Runge erstmals Teerfarbstoffe hergestellt, die damals aber noch auf keine wirtschaftliches Bedeutung hatten. Das schlagende Quecksilberherz in der heute bekannten Form wurde zuerst von Runge im Jahr 1829 beschrieben.Andere wichtige Substanzen, die er erstmals beschrieb, sind Thymol und die Alkaloide Hyoscyamin und Koffein (auf Anraten von Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, der in Kaffeebohnen ein Gegengift zu Atropin vermutete). Die Urform der Papierchromatographie wurde von ihm entdeckt. In Schulen werden im Chemieunterricht Bilder, die sich selber malen hergestellt, die auf seinen Erkenntnissen beruhen. Diese auch Runge-Bilder genannten Musterbilder gelten als Vorläufer der Papierchromatographie." (Wikipedia)* * * Einband nur leicht berieben, sonst gut bis sehr gut erhaltenes und frisches Exemplar.

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        Corpus Iuris Civilis Iustinianei cum Commentariis Accursii Scholiis Contii et D. Gothofredi Lucubrationibus ad Accursium in quibus Glossae obscuriores explicantur similes et contrariae afferuntur vitiosae notantur. Accedunt Iacobi Cuiacii Paratitla in Pandectas et Codicem ejusdem Notae Observationes et Emendationes singulares in Pandectas Cod. Novellas Consuetudines Feudorum et Iustiniani Institutiones, [.] Digestorum partis quintae pars I.

      - Neapoli, typis Raymundianis, sumotibus Societatis, 1794, in-folio, leg. coeva in piena pergamena (consunzioni), pp. [4], colonne da 5 a 894, pp. [1], XXXI, [1]. Solo un volume su cinque. Potrebbero mancare alcune carte di preliminari. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des naufrages, ou Recueil des relations les plus intéressantes des naufrages,

      hivernements, délaissemens, incendies, famines, famines, & autres evénements funestes sur mer, qui ont été publiées depuis le quinzieme siecle jusqu'à présens. Par M.D. ... ... A Paris : Chez Cuchet, Libraire, rue & maison Serpente, An III me. de la République [1794-95]. First edition. Three volumes, octavo, original plain grey wrappers, spines with contemporary printed paper labels with volume numbers in manuscript; pp 368; 410; 454, [4 contents]; with 6 full page copperplate engravings; engraved head- and tail-pieces; complete; a fine set in their first, unsophisticated bindings. A collection of narratives of shipwrecks and other maritime tragedies, including accounts of the wrecks of the Dutch ships the Batavia and theDragon off the western coast of New Holland; Alexander Selkirk on Juan Fernandez; the wreck of the sloopBetsy on the coast of Dutch Guiana; the famine on the American ship Peggy, Azores to New York; and the epic journey down the Amazon of Isabel Godin des Odonais. The State Library of New South Wales holds the only first edition set in Australian collections.

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        AN HISTORY OF THE RIVER THAMES

      W. Bulmer for Boydell -1796 1794 - First edition, earliest state with two title pages and aquatint wash borders. Two volumes. Folio (415x315mm). Contemporary tree calf with gilt ruled and ornamented borders to covers, morocco title and volume labels and gilt bands to spine with gilt vignettes to spine compartments. Marbled endpapers and speckled edges. Dedication to George III and the Earl of Oxford. A very good set with repairs to joints and hinges reinforced for both volumes. Spine a little worn with a chip from the volume label of vol II. Internally, very fresh with just occasional gatherings heavily foxed, but the plates with notably bright, clear impressions. Seventy-six hand coloured aquatint plates with aquatint wash borders by J.C. Stadler after J. Farington three of which are double page, fold out engraved map in two sections (at the start of each volume). One of the grandest and most important books on the Thames. "although not the first coloured aquatint book, [it] was the first major one, and it was to set an example for the type of illustration that was to enjoy widespread popularity in England for some forty years" - Bruntjen (John Boydell 1719-1804) Tooley (English Books with Coloured Plates 1790 to 1860) mentions that the "early impressions within aquatint borders [as here] are infinitely superior to the later pulls." Includes views of Henley, Culham Court, Fawley Court, Park Place, Blenheim, Oxford, Windsor and Eton, Hampton Court and London. Tooley 102; Abbey Scenery 432 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        C.M. Wielands sämmtliche Werke. - [45 Bände].

      Göschen, Leipzig 1794 - 1794-1811. 45 Bände, insgesamt etwa 13.000 Seiten. goldgeprägte Halblederbände der Zeit, marmorierte Deckel, 17 x 10 cm. 45 Bände. Wohlfeile Ausgabe der Sämtlichen Werke Wielands in 39 Bänden und sechs Supplementbänden. Zugleich Ausgabe letzter Hand. Günther/Zeilinger 2; Goedecke iv.1.1, 568, 158. - Es liegen vor: "Erster Band: Geschichte des Agathon. Erster Theil", "Zweyter Band: Geschichte des Agathon. Zweyter Theil", "Dritter Band: Geschichte des Agathon. Dritter Theil", "Vierter Band: Der neue Amadis. Erster Theil", "Fünfter Band: Der neue Amadis. Zweyter Theil. Der verklagte Amor", "Sechster Band: Der goldne Spiegel: Erster Theil", "Siebenter Band: Der goldne Spiegel. Zweyter Theil", "Achter Band: Geschichte des Danischmend", "Neunter Band" (Musarion, Apasia, Gedichte an Olympia.), "Zehnter Band" (Die Grazien, Komische Erzählungen, Kombarus, Schach Lolo), "Elfter Band: Die Abenteuer des Don Sylvio von Rosalva. Erster Theil", "Zwölfter Band: Die Abenteuer des Don Sylvio von Rosalva. Zweyter Theil", "Dreyzehnter Band: Nachlass des Diogenes von Sinope. Gedanken über eine alte Aufschrift", "Vierzehnter Band: Beyträge zur geheimen Geschichte der Menschheit", "Fünfzehnter Band: Vermischte prosaische Aufsätze", "Sechszehnter Band: Cyrus. Araspes und Panthea", "Siebzehnter Band: Idris und Zenide", "Achtzehnter Band: Erzählungen und Mährchen", "Neunzehnter Band: Geschichte der Abderiten. Erster Theil", "Zwanzigster Band: Geschichte der Abderiten: Zweyter Theil", "Ein und zwanzigster Band: Gandalin oder: Liebe und Liebe. Klelia und Sinibald", "Zwey und zwanzigster Band: Oberon. Erster Theil", "Drey und zwanzigster Band: Oberon. Zweyter Theil", "Vier und zwanzigster Band: Vermischte Aufsätze, literarischen, filosofischen und historischen Inhalts", "Fünf und zwanzigster Band: Göttergespräche. Gespräche im Elysium", "Sechs und zwanzigster Band: Singspiele und Abhandlungen", "Sieben und zwanzigster Band: Peregrinus Proteus. Erster Theil", "Acht und zwanzigster Band: Peregrinus Proteus. Zweyter Theil nebst einigen kleinen Aufsätzen", "Neun und zwanzigster Band: Vermischte Aufsätze", "Dreyssigster Band: Vermischte Aufsätze", "Ein und dreyssigster Band: Gespräche unter vier Augen", "Zwey und dreyssigster Band: Agathodämon", "Drey und dreyssigster Band: Aristipp. Erster Band", "Vier und dreyssigster Band: Aristipp. Zweyter Band", "Fünf und dreyssigster Band: Aristipp. Dritter Band", "Sechs und dreyssigster Band: Aristipp. Vierter Band", "Sieben und dreyssigster Band: Euthanasia", "Acht und dreyssigster Band: Das Hexameron von Rosenhain", "Neun und dreyssigster Band: Menander und Glycerion. Krates und Hipparchia", "Supplemente erster Band" (Die Natur der Dinge, Moralische Briefe), "Supplemente zweyter Band" (Der Anti-Ovid, Erzählungen, Briefe von Verstorbenen an hinterlassene Freunde), Supplemente dritter Band" (Die Prüfung Abrahams, Sympathien, Psalmen.), "Supplemente vierter Band" (Erinnerungen an eine Freundin, Das Gesicht der Mirza, Timoklea.), "Supplemente fünfter Band" (Klementina von Porretta, Pandora, Die Bunkliade.), "Supplemente sechster Band" (Athenion, Literarische Miscellaneen, Briefe an junge Dichter.). -. - Mit gestochenen Titelvignetten (Bände 1 bis 39) sowie allen jemals geschriebenen Vorreden. - Einbände berieben und etwas bestoßen, Vorsätze schattig und teils mit Besitzvermerk sowie Montagspuren. Bände 24, 31, 32 und Supplement 6: Rücken rissig. Band 18: Vorderer Deckel mit kleiner Fehlstelle. Sonst ordentliche Exemplare. 10002 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An original watercolour, titled 'Prunus' of a plum tree branch in bloom with two butterflies and a cricket

      1794 - Original water-colour on Whatman wove paper (sheet size: 17 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches), titled in both English, and Chinese characters. A Chinese drawing of a plum tree branch in bloom with butterflies and a cricket produced for the Western market by a highly-talented Chinese artist, beautifully framed. This watercolour derives from a well-established tradition of Chinese artists, working in and around the coastal trading ports, producing work for Western patrons, particularly the members of the East India and Dutch East India Companies. While meeting Western demands for botanical accuracy, the drawing has that fine Chinese feeling and tradition for design and delicacy which almost brings the plant to life. The insects (and particularly the butterflies) are used to heighten what is already a pleasing composition.

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        Kriegs Theater der teutschen und franzoesischen Graenzlanden zwischen dem Rhein und der Mosel. 6 Blatt Kupferstich-Karten.

      - Kupferstiche von O. Dewarat, hrsg. von J. L. C. Rheinwald bei D. Artaria, Mannheim, gestochen von B. F. Leizelt, Augsburg, 1794-1799, je etwa 60x80 cm, oberhalb des Kartenbildes Titel. Jeweils in 18 Segmenten auf Leinwand aufgezogen und in zeitgenössischem Pappschuber mit handschriftlichem Titelschild (HRS 90-95). Sehr detaillierte Karte der Pfalz und der angrenzenden Gebiete zwischen St. Goar, Heidelberg, Bühl und Saarlouis [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letters on the Elements of Botany. Addressed to a Lady. By the celebrated J.J. Rousseau. Translated into English, with notes, and twenty-four additional letters, fully explaining the system of Linnaeus, by Thomas Martyn . The fourth edition.

      Printed for B. and J. White, 1794., London: - [half-title reads: Thirty-eight plates, with explanations; intended to illustrate Linnaeus’s System of Vegetables, and particularly adapted to the letters on the elements of botany. 8vo. [vi], xxiv, 503, (1), [28] pp. With 38 finely colored engraved plates of flowers and related details, by Frederick Polydore Nodder (fl. 1770-1800); occasional spotting, upper margin waterstained. Original full dark green straight grain morocco, double gilt ruled border, flat spine with gilt title, a.e.g. Bookplate of Frank Galsworthy; signature of "Wm. Smith, 1869." With a very fine twentieth-century fore-edge painting under the gold, being a watercolor view of the Tower of London "as it was in the early part of the last [nineteenth] century." Possible provenance: Frank Galsworthy (British, born 1863). Frederick Polydore Nodder (d. 1800) was a gifted and distinguished naturalist was the Botanical Painter to her Majesty, Queen Charlotte. He exhibited at the Royal Academy. "Although a competent botanical artist, he is little known and his work remains underrated." His early skills as botanical and animal draughtsman and engraver were honed from his association with Sir Joseph Banks, who employed Nodder to complete and engrave the drawings from the sketchbooks of the late Sydney Parkinson [Banks’ Florilegium]. Parkinson accompanied Banks as botanical draughtsman aboard Captain James Cook’s The Endeavor in 1771. Parkinson died on the return of this South Seas Voyage. He was commissioned to engrave the plates for Erasmus Darwin’s Botanic Garden (1789), Linnaeus’s System of Vegetables (1788), and Thomas Martyn’s Flora Rustica (1791-95), as well as the present book (1794). These engravings, along with the natural history collections of the British Museum, were the basis for the mastery of the Naturalist’s Miscellany. During its production Nodder passed away and the plates were finished by his wife and son, Richard P. Nodder, a gifted animal painter in his own right, and became distinguished as botanic painter to George III. See: Dictionary of National Biography, XIV, p. 531-2. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Letters on the Elements of Botany. Addressed to a Lady. By the celebrated J.J. Rousseau. Translated into English, with notes, and twenty-four additional letters, fully explaining the system of Linnaeus, by Thomas Martyn ... The fourth edition.

      London:: Printed for B. and J. White, 1794.. [half-title reads: Thirty-eight plates, with explanations; intended to illustrate Linnaeus's System of Vegetables, and particularly adapted to the letters on the elements of botany. 8vo. [vi], xxiv, 503, (1), [28] pp. With 38 finely colored engraved plates of flowers and related details, by Frederick Polydore Nodder (fl. 1770-1800); occasional spotting, upper margin waterstained. Original full dark green straight grain morocco, double gilt ruled border, flat spine with gilt title, a.e.g. Bookplate of Frank Galsworthy; signature of “Wm. Smith, 1869.” With a very fine twentieth-century fore-edge painting under the gold, being a watercolor view of the Tower of London “as it was in the early part of the last [nineteenth] century.” Possible provenance: Frank Galsworthy (British, born 1863). Frederick Polydore Nodder (d. 1800) was a gifted and distinguished naturalist was the Botanical Painter to her Majesty, Queen Charlotte. He exhibited at the Royal Academy. “Although a competent botanical artist, he is little known and his work remains underrated.” His early skills as botanical and animal draughtsman and engraver were honed from his association with Sir Joseph Banks, who employed Nodder to complete and engrave the drawings from the sketchbooks of the late Sydney Parkinson [Banks' Florilegium]. Parkinson accompanied Banks as botanical draughtsman aboard Captain James Cook's The Endeavor in 1771. Parkinson died on the return of this South Seas Voyage. He was commissioned to engrave the plates for Erasmus Darwin's Botanic Garden (1789), Linnaeus's System of Vegetables (1788), and Thomas Martyn's Flora Rustica (1791-95), as well as the present book (1794). These engravings, along with the natural history collections of the British Museum, were the basis for the mastery of the Naturalist's Miscellany. During its production Nodder passed away and the plates were finished by his wife and son, Richard P. Nodder, a gifted animal painter in his own right, and became distinguished as botanic painter to George III. See: Dictionary of National Biography, XIV, p. 531-2.

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        Geschichte der physischen Geographie der Schweiz bis 1815.

      8, IX, 696 S., Kart. d. Zeit m Rückenschild, Rückenkopf und -fuss mit kleinen Fehlstellen etwas berieben, innen sauber Mit dem Index. - Bernhard Studer (1794-1887), Schulen in Bern, Stud. der Theologie in Bern, 1816 Ordination. 1815 Lehrer für Mathematik am untern Gymnasium in Bern, 1816-18 Stud. der Mineralogie, Chemie und Astronomie in Göttingen, Freiburg i.Br., Berlin und Paris. 1825 ao. Prof. für Mineralogie und Geografie an der Berner Akademie, 1834 ao. Prof. für Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften, 1845-72 o. Prof. für Mineralogie und Geologie, physikal. Geografie und Physik an der Univ. Bern, 1843-45 Rektor. S. beschäftigte sich früh mit der Geologie der Molasse ("Beiträge zu einer Monographie der Molasse" 1825). Ab 1828 gehörte er zu den Initiatoren eines gesamtschweiz. Kartenwerks (Dufourkarte), das dank ihm ab 1862 zur Grundlage einer geolog. Karte der Schweiz 1:100'000 wurde. S. arbeitete mit den Geologen Peter Merian und Arnold Escher zusammen und veröffentlichte 1853 mit Letzterem die erste geolog. Karte der Schweiz im Massstab 1:380'000. Zudem verfasste er zahlreiche geolog. Publikationen, u.a. die "Geologie der Schweiz" (2 Bde., 1851-53), die grosse Fortschritte in der stratigraf. und tekton. Erforschung der Schweiz brachte. Diverse wissenschaftl. Auszeichnungen. (HLS)

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        La Francia delineata sulle ultime osservazioni

      Roma 1794 - 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. Dimensioni 490 700mm

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        Teilansicht, Schneckenhaus, rechts i. Hgr. Schloß Brühl, "'T Slot Valckenslust by Brüell. Le Chateau .".

      - Kupferstich aus Saakes, Beknopte Beschrijving v. d. Rhijnstroom, 1794, 20,8 x 33 Es handelt sich um das Schneckenhaus, hier irrtümlich als Schloß Falkenlust bezeichnet.

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        Investigaciones históricas sobre los principales descubrimientos de los españoles en el mar oceano en el siglo XV, y principios del XVI. En respuesta á la memoria de Mr. Otto sobre el verdadero descubridor America.

      Madrid, por don Antonio Espinosa 1794 - 4º (24,8 x 17 cm.) 8 h. inc. port., XXXIV-218 p., 5 retratos iluminados a mano y un gran mapa plegado. Preciosa encuadernación neoclásica en tafilete rojo de época, greca dorada en ambos planos, lomo liso, hierros dorados, tejuelo verde: "cladera. investigac historicas", cantos, contracantos, cabeza y cortes dorados, punto de lectura en seda verde [Gabriel Gómez, con sus iniciales en historiado hierro dorado al pie del lomo] Magnífico ejemplar en gran papel de hilo, azulado, con grandes márgenes en cuidada caja tipográfica; probablemente ejemplar de regalo o copia de presentación, firmado por el encuadernador de cámara Gabriel Gómez. El mapa plegado calcográfico lleva por título: Pars globi terrestris, anno 1492, a Martino Behaim. y al pie Norimbergae confecti, delineavit Teoph. de Murr 1778, con la situación geográfica de las islas de Cabo Verde. Los retratos también al cobre, son obra de Carnicero, Brieva, Esteve, y Mariano Brandi, y corresponden a Godoy, duque de Alcudia –a quien va dirigida la obra–, Cristóbal Colón, el Infante de Portugal D. Henrique, Vasco de Gama, y Fernando de Magallanes. Palau, 55040; Sabin, 13179. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        First report from the Committee of Secrecy. Ordered to be printed 17th May 1794. [bound with]> The Second Report from the Committee of Secrecy of the House of Commons, to whom the several papers referred to in His Majesty's message of the 12th day of May 1794, and which were presented (sealed up) to the House, by Mr. Secretary Dundas, upon the 12th and 13th days of the said month, by his Majesty's command, were referred: to which is added the First and Second Reports of the Secret Committee of the House of Lords; with an Appendix.

      London: J. Debrett 1794 - Two vols. in one, 8vo., one plate*, 45 + (3) and (4) + 72 + (122) + 28pp., minute hole in one leaf with loss or partial loss of one or two letters on recto and verso, contemporary calf-backed marbled boards with original morocco label lettered in gilt. A fine copy, with the early 20th century booklabel on front pastedown of Robert A.N. Petrie.> A complete set of the reports of both committees. See Goldsmiths 16119 and 16122 (although this latter is a 4th ed.). Very scarce. These were the reports of the government inquiry into the radical, and potentially revolutionary, political societies that had mushroomed in the early 1790s. They included the Society for Constitutional Information, the Society of the Friends of the People, and, most of all, the largely working class London Corresponding Society (Thomas Hardy, Maurice Margarot, &c.) which campaigned for annual parliaments and universal manhood suffrage. All these were seen by the establishment as nurturing subversive elements which were not surprisingly of great concern to the government, which employed an intricate network of spies to infiltrate the societies to gather intelligence. The two Parliamentary committees comprised the most senior members of government including Pitt himself, together with Dundas and Edmund Burke. The Reports themselves include transcriptions of numerous documents (letters, reports, &c.) throwing light on the operations of these societies largely over the period 1792 to May 1794. Of course, these reports and the committee hearings, all post-dated the principal treason trials of such men as Maurice Margarot, William Skirving, Thomas Muir, Thomas Fyshe Palmer and others which had already occurred some months earlier. Both the Commons and the House of Lords' Committees had struggled, as had the trial judges, with the boundaries between legitimate free speech and criminal sedition and treason. It was, as these reports show, not an easy distinction. The reports therefore have become an essential source for the study of what many feared might have been a 'British Revolution'. * The plate illustrates four weapons (pikes or bladed staffs) which had been discovered in various quantities in the possession of some of the men being investigated. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Robert Morris - Declaration Signer and Financier of the Revolution - is Drowning in Debt and Calls for Help

      1794 - Autograph Letter Signed with Initials, to [John Nicholson], November 21, 1794. 1 p. Facing ruin, Robert Morris desperately pleads with his partner John Nicholson to cover a debt resulting from speculating in the North American Land Company. Morris, who previously used his own funds to finance the American Revolutionary War, would suffer the indignity of imprisonment for debt between 1798 and 1801. Complete TranscriptDear Sir Mr Summers insisted on & got yesterday the $3000 you mention. The enclosed letter is necessary to be signed by you & sent, to prevent the Money if it arrives at Salem, lying there. Yours &c / RM Novr 21st 1794Help, help if you can.Historical Background In this desperate letter, Morris pleads with fellow speculator John Nicholson to sign a letter to cover debts to Andrew Summers. Three months later, in February 1795, Morris, Nicholson, and James Greenleaf formed the North American Land Company with holdings scattered across 4,000,000 acres from Georgia to New York. The three partners also remained "independent" speculators habitually purchasing tracts using promissory notes in favor of and endorsed by each other, as well as reserving large tracts for themselves outside of the holding company. Unsurprisingly, loan deadlines outpaced revenues. The resulting crash came in 1798, after whichboth Morris and Nicholson spent years in debtors' prison as a result of their speculations.Robert Morris (1734-1806) immigrated to Maryland from Liverpool at age 13. After studying in Philadelphia, he became a partner in a banking and shipping firm in 1757. In the Second Continental Congress, he initially opposed independence and abstained in the final vote but signed the Declaration of Independence with the Pennsylvania delegation. He signed the Articles of Confederation in 1778 and the Constitution in 1787. Morris served as Superintendent of Finance from 1781-1784, and personally paid £10 million to fund the American army during the Revolutionary War. Morris served as Senator from Pennsylvania from 1789 to 1795. Deeply engaged in land speculation, he bought millions of acres in western New York in 1791, forming the North American Land Company with James Greenleaf and John (Jonathan) Nicholson. Due in no small part to their speculation, the land market collapsed, and Morris was ruined. The final blow came in 1798, when a minor creditor's claim sent him to the Philadelphia debtor's prison, where former President George Washington visited him. He remained in prison for three years until his wife was able to bail him out.John (Jonathan) Nicholson (1758-1800) was a Welsh-born émigré to Pennsylvania who engaged in a variety of business ventures in revolutionary-era Philadelphia. In 1778 he was appointed clerk to the Board of Treasury of the Continental Congress. In 1782 he was appointed state Comptroller General, involving him in the collection of taxes and the liquidation of the assets of Loyalists convicted of treason in absentia. In 1793, he was impeached for personally speculating in federal securities with state funds. He was acquitted but forced to resign, because he was by this time a large public defaulter. In 1795, he joined Robert Morris and James Greenleaf in creating the North American Land Company, which invested in six million acres of lands in six states. Stung by the worldwide panic of 1797 and the Napoleonic Wars (which drove down the European market for American lands), Morris and Nicholson were each imprisoned for debt. Nicholson died in 1800, more than four million dollars in debt. His estate was not satisfactorily settled for over a half-century, and required the creation of a special Nicholson Court of Pleas in 1843.Andrew Summers (1742-1806) was a wealthy Philadelphia banker and a close friend of Robert Morris. He was an original member of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, founded in 1790.

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        Africa nach Robert Vaugondy, Rennels und Sotzmanns Skizze des nördlichen Theils von Africa, nach den Geographischen Nachrichten..

      Nürnberg: Covens & Mortier, 1794. unbound. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Sheet measures 22.25" x 25" This unusual map of Africa compiles information from several cartographers, including Vaugondy, Rennell, Sotzmann, Sayer, and others. The entire continent is depicted in beautiful detail, reflecting the knowledge of the region during the time. The coastal regions, well explored at the time due to European interests, are well mapped compared to the interiors. Territories are color coded to reveal British, Portuguese, French, Dutch, Spanish and Danish interests. An inset in the top left details the Azores Islands. Several small kingdoms are noted, as are tribes. The southern African gold mining regions of Monomotapa (supposed location of King Solomon's mines) and Monoemugi are identified. The early form of Lake Malawi also appears. This map was published by Schneider & Weigel. The map is in good condition with minor wear along the original centerfold and some foxing. Original plate marks are visible. The Schneider & Weigel publishing house was founded in 1780 by Adam Gottlieb Schneider and Johann Christoph Weigel and continued to publish until the end of the 19th century. This is a beautiful example of their work.

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        The Thymbriad, (From Xenophon's Cyropoedia.)

      London: Sold by Leigh and Sotheby; T. Payne; and J. Robson, 1794 - 8vo, contemporary brown sprinkled calf skillfully rebacked, green morocco label, gilt decorations and lettering. ? A poem based on classical sources, mainly Xenophon, about the battle of Thymbra near Troy. Lady Sophia Burrell (1753-1802) was an interesting minor poet and dramatist who often used antiquity as a theme in her poems and plays. This is her third book. Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, page 46 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Politische Meinungen, oder über die Redensart: dieß mag zwar theoretisch wahr sein, ist aber in Praxi nicht anwendbar.

      o. O., o. Vlg., 1794. 86 S. kl.8°, Pappband d. Zeit Erste Buchausgabe. Ein Erstdruck erschien 1793 in \"Berlinische Monatsschrift\". - Zustand: Buchrücken mit 2 kl. Etiketten beschabt, Hinterdeckel mit kleiner Abriebstelle. Exlibris (Bibliothek des Staatsministers Freiherr von Berstett) u. Besitzvermerk im vord. Vorsatz. Innendeckel mit dünnen Einkerbungen. Seiten unterschiedlich gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig, zu Beginn u. am Ende mehr. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Erste Ausgabe / Erstausgabe / EA

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