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        Abreges Des Saintes Ecritures

      A Londres, 1794. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1794. 218 pages. No dust jacket. Brown leather boards. French language text. Some internal hinge cracking and a loose bind. Owner's inscriptions to front endpapers.Pages are moderately tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some creased corners and foxing. Boards are moderately rub worn, with some noticeable shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Splits to spine hinge, With some marks to boards and spine.

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        Plan de la ville de l'Ecluse et de l'attaque de cette place par les Français. [Netherlands, ca. 1800]. Manuscript fortification plan (54 x 49.5 cm) in ink on paper, with watercolour in green and red. With large panel at lower right with keys to important locations and the locations of the troops during the attack and title in large panel at the head. Scale ca. 1:9500. Signed "Vu Dejean".

      - For Dejean: NBG XXIII, cols. 378-379. Interesting plan of the fortification of Sluis and the attack by the French Revolutionary Army between 3 and 25 August 1794. Signed for approval by Jean-François-Aimé Dejean (1794-1824), a French engineer and commander in the Army of the North, who in 1800 became Inspector-General of fortifications and in 1804 was appointed as Napoleon's Minister of Administration of War. On paper watermarked "J Honig & Zoonen" (Voorn 166).Three other Dutch fortification plans attributed to Dejean are located in Royal Library of Belgium.In very good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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

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

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        Die neuesten Arbeiten des Spartacus und Philo in dem Illuminaten-Orden jetzt zum erstenmal gedruckt, und zur Beherzigung bey gegenwärtigen Zeitläuften herausgegeben.

      (München, Strobl), 1794.. 7 Bl., 90, 200 S. - Angebunden: ders., Illuminatus Dirigens, oder Schottischer Ritter. Ein Pendant zu der nicht unwichtigen Schrift: Die neuesten Arbeiten des Spartacus. (Frankfurt, Hermann), 1794. Mit gestoch. Falttafel (Geheimschrift-Alphabet). 77 S. Pappband d. Zt. I. : Vgl. Wolfstieg 42956; Nach Kloss 3270 ist die vorliegende, mit der Imprimatur München, 18. Dez. 1793 (München, Strobl), die Erstausgabe. Es erschien allerdings auch eine Auflage mit Druckjahr 1793 und eine weitere 1794 (Frankfurt, Hermann). - Nach der Trennung von Knigge und Weishaupt wird das von Knigge entworfene neue Ritual für die Illuminaten veröffentlicht und dargestellt. Trotz Verbotes nahmen Wirkung und politischer Einfluss des Ordens zu. Die Veröffentlichung dieses Bandes sollte den Orden bekämpfen; Grolmann behauptet sogar, das die Illuminaten erheblichen Anteil am Ausbruch der Französischen Revolution hatten. Das Buch enthält auch wertvolle Informationen über die Auseinandersetzung mit den Berliner Aufklärern um Nicolai, besonders über das Thema der sog. "Proselytenmacherei". Der 2. Teil enthält eine "Kritische Geschichte der Illuminaten-Grade". "Spartacus" war der Name des Ordensstifters Adam Weishaupt, "Philo" das Pseudonym des Freiherrn von Knigge. - II. Wolfstieg 42957; Kloß 3271. - Enthält einen von Knigge verfassten "Revers". - Druck mit der in München erschienen Ausgabe seitengleich, das Geheimschrift-Alphabet jetzt jedoch nicht typographisch, sondern gestochen. - - - Mit Exlibris des bekannten Freimaurers F. G. Irwin (1828–1892; seit 1857 Mitglied in der Gibraltar Lodge no325, später Mitglied mehrerer Rosenkreuzer-Vereinigungen in Großbritannien). - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Berieben. Wenig braunfleckig.

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        La calligrafia storico-critico-teoretico-pratica

      Siracusa: Nelle Regie stampe del Pulejo, Impressore del Vescovo, 1794. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. [19.5 x 14.5 cm], (4) ff. 192 pp., 4 pp., 3 plates. Final 4 pages before the plates, titled Saggio dell' Effemeridi di Napoli sopra il libro della Calligrafia. are dated 1797. Bound in contemporary patterned paper wrappers. Pale waterstaining to cover, title and preliminary pages, minor worming in bottom gutter of second half. Otherwise a fresh, clean copy. Very rare first and sole edition of this book on the history and practice of writing, including three plates illustrating a full upper and lower case script as well as the individual components and correct proportions of each letter. Capodieci not only instructs the reader how to make, space, and join letters, but also provides a rather whimsical history of writing, a chapter on tachygraphy and other forms of shorthand, an overview of proposals for a universal language, and a discussion of the many uses of writing, including forgery. He also includes chapters on the tools of modern writing-quills, ink, inkwells, and paper-and a history of writing implements beginning with stone inscription and wax tablets. In addition to instructions and information, the work is replete with practical advice-and colorful opinions. If your ink bleeds through the paper, Capodieci advises, rub the paper with gum powder placed in a piece of cloth, use thicker ink, and find a quill with a thinner tip. His descriptions of other nations and periods, however, is rather more contentious. "The art of uniting letters to form words. is a secret unknown to the Chinese," he notes, adding, "and the source of and reason for their ignorance is that they spend their whole lives learning to write" (!) That said, La Calligrafia is in fact a learned work, with discussions of a very broad range of cultures and writing systems, and informed references to the likes of Locke, Leibnitz, and Kircher, as well as important but lesser known figures such as John Wilkins in the field of linguistic philosophy and Thomas Shelton in the field of tachygraphy. Capodieci wrote a number of titles on local history, all published in Siracuse or Messina. OCLC lists Newberry, Washington U. ICCU lists two copies in Ascoli, both evidently without the plates. * ICCU IT\ICCU\FOGE\020833; not in Mirra.

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        Oxalis. Monographia, iconibus illustrata.

      Vienna, Wappler, 1794. 4to (29.6 x 24.0 cm). 2ll, 119 pp., one addenda page, one folded table and 81 engraved plates of which 75 are hand-coloured (as is correct). Contemporary half calf. Spine with red morocco gilt lettered label.l First edition, a fine large copy of Jacquin's attractive and rare monograph on the genus Oxalis, or wood sorrels, most of which are colourful Cape species discovered by Thunberg (to whom the work is dedicated) and sent to the Schönbrunn Botanic Garden in Vienna. The excellent plates are good representations of the 'Jacquin' style of Austrian botanical illustration. A total of 98 species are described and illustrated, 83 of which are native to the Cape of Good Hope. The beautiful plates were drawn and engraved by Johann Scharf. Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin (1727-1817), a Dutchman of French origin, was the leading botanist of his day. He was appointed Professor of Botany and Chemistry in the medical faculty of the University of Vienna in 1763, where he remained until 1796. He played a significant role in Viennese scientific and social life at the time and his years in Vienna were extraordinarily fruitful. In addition to his professorship, he was the director of the botanical gardens. He was knighted in 1774 for his services and contributions to botany, and became a baron in 1806. He has been described as the foremost participant in the golden age of Austrian botany or "the Austrian Linnaeus". In 1809, he was appointed rector of the university. Our copy has wide margins and a very crisp and clean interior, binding slightly worn. Inner board with an ex-libris reading: ‘Corn: Henr:  Roy. Medicinae Doctor'. With only three auction records in the last 35 years, this is a rare item. Great Flower Books, p. 105; Nissen BBI, 977; Stafleu and Cowan, 3254.

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        CHART OF THE N.W. COAST OF AMERICA AND THE N.E. COAST OF ASIA, EXPLORED IN THE YEARS 1778 AND 1779. Prepared by Lieutenant Henry Roberts, under the immediate Inspection of Captain Cook.

      London: Wm. Faden, Geographer to the King, 1794. A large map, beautifully decorated with original outline color. The NW coast of North America is shown as south as Mt. Hood and north to above 70 degrees latitude. The NW corner of Hudson's Bay is shown and west to 140 longitude, and includes all of Kamtschatka. A beautiful view of the Behring Straits and the Alaskan Archipelago. The map is very clean and has large margins, which are very lightly soiled here and there.. Second edition. Unbound. Near fine condition. Folio.

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        Coppia di grandi incisioni in rame impresse a colori con la tecnica del puntinato: [British plenty]: incisa da Bartolotti, mm. 510x400 (l'immagine), mm. 546x440 (il foglio). Scarcity in India: incisa da Charles Knight, mm. 515x405 (l'immagine), mm. 565x437 (il foglio).

      - London, Charles Knight, publ. jan. 1st 1794. Una coppia di scene del pittore Henry Singleton (1766-1839) raffigurante il contrasto tra la ricchezza inglese (rappresentata da un marinaio fra due donne lussuosamente vestite, forse due prostitute d'alto bordo) e la povertà dell'India (due bianchi che offrono dei "gingilli" ad una ragazza indiana semisvestita). All'incisione British plenty manca il titolo che era sul margine inferiore. Restauri marginali al verso di entrambe le incisioni. Fioriture. La coppia:

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        HISTORY OF THE MISSION OF THE UNTIED BRETHREN AMONG THE INDIANS IN NORTH AMERICA. Translated From the German by Christian Ignatius La Trobe

      London: Printed for the Brethren's Society for the Furtherance of the Gospel, 1794. Three parts in one, as issued. First edition in English. With a large folding engraved map of the time showing the principle "Part of the United States of North America". 8vo, in a contemporary binding of full mottled calf, the spine with flat bands gilt decorated in a chain motif, red morocco label gilt trimmed and lettered. xii, 159; 234; 233, index. An unusually well preserved copy, the text still quite fresh and nearly free of foxing and with just a bit of aging or toning, the folding map with a neat repaired tear with no loss and otherwise near perfect, the old calf solid and firm with just a little rubbing or wear and a small abrasion on the spine. The best and most authoritative work on the subject and a hard book to find in nice condition. Volume I is a painstaking account of the Indians themselves and covers North American climate and resources as well as the arts, character, languages, sciences, dress and customs of the various tribes. Volumes II and III are a complete and detailed account of the operations of the Moravians, or United Brethren. It covers the missions from 1727 to 1787. The labors of the mission lay chiefly among the Delawares, the Nautikokes, the Shawnese, and other tribes in Pennsylvania and New York. The text was derived from the narratives of the workers themselves, primarily Gottlieb Spangenberg and David Zeisberger. Among the many subjects covered is that of the massacre of Gnadenhutten and Salem. The American Library Association's LITERATURE OF AMERICAN HISTORY has this to say about it- "The impress of honesty and veracity is on every page. The translation is well done."

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        Die Enthusiasten, 1794

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: verso Sammlungsstempel. Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 734 I/II. Provenienz: Du Bois. Grösse: 6,6 x 5,7 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Papier: 14,0 x 9,5 cm Pappe: 20,5 x 11,8 cm. Beschreibung: „Künstler und Professionisten bringen den Grazien auf dem in der Mitte stehenden Altar von ihren Arbeiten Opfer dar. In der Mitte hält ein Frauenzimmer ein kleines nacktes Kind über den Altar." (Engelmann 1857, S. 392). Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen.

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        Oxalis. Monographia, iconibus illustrata.

      - Vienna, Wappler, 1794. 4to (29.6 x 24.0 cm). 2ll, 119 pp., one addenda page, one folded table and 81 engraved plates of which 75 are hand-coloured (as is correct). Contemporary half calf. Spine with red morocco gilt lettered label.l First edition, a fine large copy of Jacquin's attractive and rare monograph on the genus Oxalis, or wood sorrels, most of which are colourful Cape species discovered by Thunberg (to whom the work is dedicated) and sent to the Schönbrunn Botanic Garden in Vienna. The excellent plates are good representations of the 'Jacquin' style of Austrian botanical illustration. A total of 98 species are described and illustrated, 83 of which are native to the Cape of Good Hope. The beautiful plates were drawn and engraved by Johann Scharf. Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin (1727-1817), a Dutchman of French origin, was the leading botanist of his day. He was appointed Professor of Botany and Chemistry in the medical faculty of the University of Vienna in 1763, where he remained until 1796. He played a significant role in Viennese scientific and social life at the time and his years in Vienna were extraordinarily fruitful. In addition to his professorship, he was the director of the botanical gardens. He was knighted in 1774 for his services and contributions to botany, and became a baron in 1806. He has been described as the foremost participant in the golden age of Austrian botany or "the Austrian Linnaeus". In 1809, he was appointed rector of the university. Our copy has wide margins and a very crisp and clean interior, binding slightly worn. Inner board with an ex-libris reading: ‘Corn: Henr: Â Roy. Medicinae Doctor’. With only three auction records in the last 35 years, this is a rare item. Great Flower Books, p. 105; Nissen BBI, 977; Stafleu and Cowan, 3254. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Handbuch des oryktognostischen Theils der Mineralogie.

      Leipzig, Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius, 1794. Thick 8vo (19.6 x 12.2 x 6.0 cm). xiv, [vi], 1,040, [4], [xv] pp., two folded engravings, one with 74 different colours. Contemporary marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and morocco label with gilt title. All edges red.l Rare and important work on oryctognosy (descriptive mineralogy) Johann Friedrich (or Friederich) Wilhelm Widenmann (1764-1798). Widenmann was professor in Stuttgart, and, as pupil of A. G. Werner, a supporter of the (later prevailing) Plutonist theory of the earth. Ward & Carozzi quote: "Ich habe daher die Schriften des Herrn Werners ganz benutzt und mich nur erlaubt von ihm abzugehen, wo mich meine individuelle Ueberzeugung eines andern belehrte". Handwritten dedication by the author, dated Stuttgart, 12 Sept. 1794, on the front flyleaf verso, and on the rear flyleaf recto a note in another old hand on cristals (undated). Boards much rubbed, a dampstain on the left side of the first plate, probably because of glue interacting with water colour ink, otherwise internally spotless. A very good copy. Ward and Carozzi, 2333.

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        Kästenweib'.

      - aquarellierte Umrißradierung auf dat. Whatman-Papier v. Frid. Brand n. Prof. C. Brand, dat. 1794, 38,5 x 26 Thieme-Becker, Bd.VII, S.333. - Zeigt die Kastanienrösterin aus den Wiener Kaufrufen.

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        The Haunted Priory: or, The Fortunes of The House of Rayo. A Romance founded partly on historical Facts.

      The Second Edition. Small Octavo. 256 pages. Hardcover / Contemporary half leather with 19th century spinelabel. [Original Edition - This is NOT a reprint]. Upper spine with damage (2 cm of the spine missing). Binding a little shaky but holding. Minor dampstain to endpaper and halftitle. Name of preowner on endpaper. Overall very good -. Absolutely scarce ! Stephen Cullen's The Haunted Priory or, The Fortunes of the House of Rayo was first published in 1794, the same year Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho. One of the first Gothic novels set in medieval Spain, it recounts the fall of the House of Rayo during the politically dangerous period of Peter the Cruel. Alphonso, son of Don Isidor, nephew of Baron de Rayo, is led to a ruinous chapel by a cowled spectre where he begins to unearth the mysteries surrounding his family. Skilled at utilizing familiar Gothic conventions, Cullen proves a master of Gothic horror in this early example of the historical Gothic. (Amazon)

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        Handbuch des oryktognostischen Theils der Mineralogie.

      - Leipzig, Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius, 1794. Thick 8vo (19.6 x 12.2 x 6.0 cm). xiv, [vi], 1,040, [4], [xv] pp., two folded engravings, one with 74 different colours. Contemporary marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and morocco label with gilt title. All edges red.l Rare and important work on oryctognosy (descriptive mineralogy) Johann Friedrich (or Friederich) Wilhelm Widenmann (1764-1798). Widenmann was professor in Stuttgart, and, as pupil of A. G. Werner, a supporter of the (later prevailing) Plutonist theory of the earth. Ward & Carozzi quote: "Ich habe daher die Schriften des Herrn Werners ganz benutzt und mich nur erlaubt von ihm abzugehen, wo mich meine individuelle Ueberzeugung eines andern belehrte". Handwritten dedication by the author, dated Stuttgart, 12 Sept. 1794, on the front flyleaf verso, and on the rear flyleaf recto a note in another old hand on cristals (undated). Boards much rubbed, a dampstain on the left side of the first plate, probably because of glue interacting with water colour ink, otherwise internally spotless. A very good copy. Ward and Carozzi, 2333. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il Padovano

      Venezia 1794 - Un rarissimo insieme di carte da visita raffiguranti mappe di tutto il mondo viene stampato dall'editore Pietro Zaricen nel 1794. Ogni carta reca uno spazio bianco dove apporre una firma. Il nome dell'editore appare nella sola carta della conte del Roussillon, che reca l'iscrizione "Venezia 1794 App.o P. Zaricen". Una seconda edizione delle stesse appare nel 1799, dove la carta del Roussillon reca l'indirizzo "G. Bonatti fece". Tuttavia rimane difficile stabilire se si tratti dell'editore della seconda serie o del nome dell'incisore delle mappe. Incisione in rame, picoclo foro di tarlo in alto, per il resto in perfette condizioni. King, Miniature Antique maps, p. 181. Dimensioni 60 90mm

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        Manuscript on paper, manuscript label on upper cover entitled "Tale of Vietnam." Some black pen & ink illus. in the text. 54 folding leaves. Large 8vo (277 x 189 mm.), orig. blue patterned wrappers, new stitching

      [Japan]: after 1794. In 1794, a Japanese fishing vessel from Sendai, the Daijomaru with a crew of 16, became disabled following a violent storm and drifted to Vietnam. After living in Vietnam for a year, the nine surviving sailors made their way back to Nagasaki via Macao and Canton. In 1798, a five volume book entitled Nanpyoki was published in Kyoto describing the sailors' experiences in Vietnam and southern China. The present manuscript shows substantial differences, both in text and illustration, from Nanpyoki. Following an index, the text describes how the ship was forced upon the shore of an island just off Vietnam. The sailors received a cordial reception, were fed, and government officials arrived to deal with them. The following chapters describe the weather of Vietnam, the geography, their journey to the capital, the ill health of the sailors, the language, their living quarters, diet (fish, tofu, kelp, rice, oil, etc.), visits to temples, female merchants (they work hard and are very talented in business), coins (illustrated), the animals and trees of the country, clothes, customs and rituals, marital and family relations, courtesans and prostitutes, musical instruments (illustrated), history of the country, etc., etc. The final 17 leaves contain an account of their return through Macao, Canton, and Saho to Nagasaki. Each city is well-described. Fine condition.

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        Versammlung der schönen Welt bey den Kaffée-Häusern in der grossen Prater-Allée // L'Asamblée aux Caffées dans la grande Allée du Prater".- Aus "Anssichten der Residenzstadt Wien".

      Wien, Artaria, (um 1794). - Ca. 43,5 x 57,5 cm, Bildausschnitt ca. 26,5 x 41 cm. Schwarz Nr. 54, 1. Nebehay-W. 671.- Erster Etat (von 2), auf Papier Honig und mit der kleinen Nr. 36 rechts oben. Gegenüber dem 2. Etat (um 1842) u.a. erkenntlich an den drei Damen links nach vorne rechts schreitend sowie an der Gruppe von 3 Personen (Mann, Frau u. Kind) vor dem großen Baum in der Mitte.- Schön koloriertes Blatt in gutem Erhaltungszustand, im Rand leicht gebräunt. Graphik, Österreich - WIEN

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        RATIONAL RECREATIONS IN WHICH THE PRINCIPLES OF NUMBERS AND NATURAL PHILOSOPHY ARE CLEARLY AND COPIOUSLY ELUCIDATED, BY A SERIES OF EASY, ENTERTAINING, INTERESTING EXPERIMENTS. AMONG WHICH ARE ALL THOSE COMMONLY PERFORMED WITH THE CARDS.

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

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        Imitation d'un chant de guerre des sauvages Cherokees.

      [Paris] : De l'imprimerie de Pougin, rue des Pères, No. 9 1794 - In-8° broché, 4 pages. Chanson révolutionnaire très rare reposant sur le canevas d'un chant indien recueilli durant les guerres d'Amériques. Henri Admirat ou Admiral ou encore L'Admiral, né le 3 septembre 1744 à Auzolette ou à Courgoul, en Auvergne, guillotiné le 17 juin 1794 à Paris, place de la Nation, est un personnage de la Révolution française, exécuté pour avoir tenté d'assassiner le conventionnel Collot d'Herbois. Henri Admirat servit comme domestique le contrôleur général des finances Bertin et d'autres membres de sa famille, parmi lesquels sa soeur Mme de Belle-Isle. Ses qualités, souplesse et intelligence, conduisirent Bertin à l'envoyer à Vienne où il servit comme domestique auprès du comte de Manzy, chambellan de l'Empereur et directeur de la loterie de Bruxelles, peut-être en tant qu'« honorable correspondant ». De retour à Paris, il bénéficia, précisément grâce au comte de Manzy, de recommandations importantes pour entrer à la Loterie royale, dans le quartier du Palais-Royal. Ayant perdu son épouse, qu'il traitait mal dit-on, il prit en 1791 un logement en location dans un bel immeuble neuf situé rue Favart, où logeait également le futur conventionnel Collot d'Herbois, membre du club des Cordeliers. Le 22 mai 1794, il serait parti à la recherche de Robespierre pour, dit-on, l'assassiner avec des pistolets et de la poudre de mauvaise qualité qui lui avaient été vendu une semaine plus tôt par le commissaire de sa section, le citoyen Thomé, un ami et obligé de Collot d'Herbois. Amoureux d'une dame Marie-Suzanne de Lamartinière qui se vantait auprès de lui de connaître certains membres des comités ¿ assurément Barère ¿ il n'était pas dans son état normal, aux dires de témoins qui le rencontrèrent dans les cafés du quartier. Pris de boisson en fin de soirée, il attendit dans sa cage d'escalier, rue Favart, le retour de Collot d'Herbois, sur lequel il tira sans le blesser, les pistolets faisant long feu. L'affaire fut présentée par Barère à la Convention comme un horrible attentat au cours duquel un « policier » nommé Julien-Louis Geoffroy avait même été blessé et évacué. L'académicien et auteur dramatique Antoine-Vincent Arnault, chargé plus tard de rédiger les « mémoires » de l'empereur Napoléon, prétend que le « brave Geoffroy » était un affidé qui, en fait, n'avait jamais été blessé. La théorie d'un « faux attentat » suscité par le Comité de sûreté générale a été avancée par Arnaud de Lestapis puis reprise par Olivier Blanc, sans convaincre l'historien Michel Biard. Ce dernier observe que cette théorie, « séduisante pour mieux comprendre les événements de Thermidor », souffre « du peu de fiabilité des sources sur lesquelles elle repose. » Arrêté, placé au secret, Admirat fut peu après déféré avec Mme de Lamartinière, devenue un témoin encombrant, et beaucoup d'autres personnes dont Cécile Renault au Tribunal révolutionnaire qui jugeait selon une procédure où le prévenu ne pouvait, en deux minutes, ne répondre que par oui ou par non. Il n'a jamais fourni d'explications en public. Ses dépositions, rédigées dans le secret du Comité de sûreté générale, organe policier et répressif du gouvernement révolutionnaire, sont à utiliser avec une extrême prudence. Le 17 juin 1794, il fut guillotiné place de la Nation revêtu de la chemise rouge des assassins et empoisonneurs7 ; son corps fut jeté, avec ceux des cinquante-trois autres suppliciés, dans la fosse commune, aujourd'hui dans le cimetière de Picpus [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Il Regno di Valenza con le isole di Majorica, Minorica e Ivica delineate sulle ultime osservazioni

      Roma 1794 - - EDIZIONE ORIGINALE, COLORITURA COEVA - Importante e decorativa mappa 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, coloritura coeva dei contorni, leggere bruniture, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. L'Atlante del Cassini fu ristampato dalla Calcografia Camerale nel primo quarto del XIX secolo, prima del 1839. Solo gli esemplari di prima edizione come questo sono stampati su carta vergata coeva e sono colorati a mano in epoca. Le tirature del XIX secolo sono già su carta meccanica, priva di vergelle, e generalmente in bianco e nero. - FIRST EDITION, CONTEMPORARY OUTLINE COLOUR - The Italian painter and engraver, Giovanni Maria Cassini, produced this splendid map of as part of his epic three-volume atlas. Published in: Nuovo atlante geografico universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni. Roma, Calcografia camerale, 1792-1801. Cassini 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 original hand colour, some foxing, otherwise in very good condition. The Cassini's Atlas was reprinted by the Calcografia Camerale in the first quarter of XIXth century (before 1839). Only the first edition of the atlas is printed on contemporary laid paper, while the late issue are on XIXth century paper and often without colour. Dimensioni 500 370mm

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        OBSERVATIONS RELATIVE CHIEFLY TO THE NATURAL HISTORY, PICTURESQUE SCENERY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE WESTERN COUNTIES OF ENGLAND, made in the years 1794 & 1796, illustrated by a MINERALOGICAL MAP and sixteen Views In Aquatinta.

      Salisbury, printed and sold by J. Easton, 1797, 1794. FIRST EDITION 1797, 2 VOLUMES. 8vo, approximately 215 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, folding mineralogical map, 16 oval plates in Aquatint, pages: xii,1-336, [iv], 1-216, [20] index errata and list of plates, last page blank, contemporary full tree calf, maroon and green gilt lettered labels, gilt decoration to spine, gilt decoration to edges of covers, marbled endpapers. Bindings rubbed, slight wear to head and tail of spine, labels chipped with loss, hinges beginning to crack but covers still holding, corners worn with board just showing at tips, pale brown offset from plates to text, all text legible, pale age-browning to map, occasional pale foxing and age-browning, occasional small brown spot, otherwise a good set with a very early mineralogical map. See: A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Library, Volume IV, page 80; William Upcott, Works Relating to English Topography, section xxxvii. William George Maton M.D. (1774-1835) was an English physician, a society doctor. He published on natural history and antiquarian topics. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Grätzerischer Schreibkalender, auf das Jahr nach der gnadenreichen Geburt unseres Herrn und Heilandes Jesu Christi 1795

      Graz: Andreas Leykam, 1794. 4to (206 x 155 mm). [48] pp. Pictorial woodcut title border, title and calendar printed in red and black, woodcut astrological symbols. Interleaved with 11 leaves of contemporary manuscript notes in two different hands, in brown ink and graphite, on heavier paper. Small inkstamp on title with initial G and "6x". Title-leaf soiled and frayed, some creasing to corners, faint dampstaining in second half, small filled hole in fol. C4 edges creased. Original (stencil?-) printed armorial publisher's wrappers, both covers with the same design incorporating the arms of the Emperor (rebacked, soiled, a corner of front wrapper restored, a few small holes of which some repaired). *** A copy of one of the longest running Schreibkalender, in its original printed publisher's wrappers, interleaved with manuscript notes. Schreibkalender were printed in Graz already in the 16th century, by the Widmanstetter family, the sole printers to operate in the town for 200 years, until Andreas Leykam, the printer and publisher of this edition, broke their monopoly. Leykam had worked in Vienna as a printer and bookbinder before moving to Graz, where he went to work for Aloys Joseph Beckh-Widmanstetter, becoming the latter's competitor in 1781, after receiving the unprecedented authorization, by decree of Emperor Joseph II, to establish a second printing press in Graz. Calendars, almanacs, newsletters and schoolbooks were the mainstays of Leykam's early activity. The Widmanstetter press had made this a priority and had literally flooded the market with such ephemera. Among their publications was the local Schreibkalender, issued since the mid-18th-century under variants of the present title, Grätzerischer or Gratzer Schreibkalender. In 1783 Leykam had begun publishing his own annual under that title. In 1785 he purchased from Widmanstetter the printing stock for the yearly Neuen Bauerncalender (Thiel, p. 313), and it is likely that he also acquired legitimate "rights" to the present Schreibkalender, which in appearance and contents continued the Widmanstetter tradition. The first part contains the calendar (with a riddle containing an anagram at the foot of each page), and the second part articles on local markets, sights of nearby towns, various topics of domestic economy (how to fight ants, snakes and moths, the natural history of bees, etc.), diverting tales of superstitious beliefs concerning rainbows and lunar influences, and 12 pages of tarif and currency charts. Only the woodcut title border, which includes a veiw of Graz with surrounding mountains, "showed some independence" from the Widmanstetter precedent (Thiel, loc. cit.). Leykam covered his almanacs in paper wrappers with printed ornamental decors: often brightly colored and "charmingly decorated in rococo style," the wrappers were probably made from paper produced nearby, at the Voitsberg paper mill, founded by Adolf, Graf von Wagensberg in 1763 (Thiel, loc. cit.), Leykam himself may have been responsible for the design of the present rare wrappers, which appear to have been printed using a stencil method. They show the arms of Franz II, Holy Roman Emperor from 1792 to 1806 (and Emperor of Austria from 1804 to 1835) within a beribboned circular cartouche framed by garlands and leafy sprays, with 8 wheel-like roundels at corners and sides. Intended to be used as personal notebooks, copies of Schreibkalender seem to have been invariably sold durchschossen, or interleaved. The 22 pages of interleaved notes in this copy refer to dates from 1796 to 1830. Mainly a record of financial transactions, they include several charts of names with symbols and numbers. Repeated mentions of Lohn or wages paid out to various individuals indicate that at least one of the owner-writers had employees. He was probably a city-dweller rather than a farmer, as there appear to be no references to agricultural activities. Cf. Viktor Thiel, "Andreas Leykam 1752-1826. Das Wirken eines deutschen Druckers im südostdeutschen Grenzraum," Gutenberg-Jahrbuch, 1942/43, pp. 310-319.

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        \"Die Kanzel in Adersbach\". Blick zwischen hohen Felsen über einen Bach in die weite Landschaft.

       Altkol. Umrißradierung von Anton Balzer, 1794, 32 x 42 cm. Nebehay-Wagner 71, 20. - Aus der in Prag erschienenen Folge \"Prospecte des Riesengebirges\". Im unteren Rand mit Wappen und Widmung: \"Dem Hoch und Wohlgebohrnen Herrn Herrn Joseph Carl Lipowsky Ritter von Lipowitz Herr deren Güttern Suckdoll und Stietkovitz\". - Das Wappen unten gering angeschnitten, das Blatt angerändert. - Feines Altkolorit. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Schlesien

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        Grätzerischer Schreibkalender, auf das Jahr nach der gnadenreichen Geburt unseres Herrn und Heilandes Jesu Christi 1795.

      Graz: Andreas Leykam, [1794/95]. 4to (206 x 155 mm). [48] pp. Pictorial woodcut title border, title and calendar printed in red and black, woodcut astrological symbols. Interleaved with 11 leaves of contemporary manuscript notes in two different hands, in brown ink and graphite, on heavier paper. Small inkstamp on title with initial G and "6x". Title-leaf soiled and frayed, some creasing to corners, faint dampstaining in second half, small filled hole in fol. C4 edges creased. Original (stencil?-) printed armorial publisher's wrappers, both covers with the same design incorporating the arms of the Emperor (rebacked, soiled, a corner of front wrapper restored, a few small holes of which some repaired). *** A copy of one of the longest running Schreibkalender, in its original printed publisher's wrappers, interleaved with manuscript notes. Schreibkalender were printed in Graz already in the 16th century, by the Widmanstetter family, the sole printers to operate in the town for 200 years, until Andreas Leykam, the printer and publisher of this edition, broke their monopoly. Leykam had worked in Vienna as a printer and bookbinder before moving to Graz, where he went to work for Aloys Joseph Beckh-Widmanstetter, becoming the latter's competitor in 1781, after receiving the unprecedented authorization, by decree of Emperor Joseph II, to establish a second printing press in Graz. Calendars, almanacs, newsletters and schoolbooks were the mainstays of Leykam's early activity. The Widmanstetter press had made this a priority and had literally flooded the market with such ephemera. Among their publications was the local Schreibkalender, issued since the mid-18th-century under variants of the present title, Grätzerischer or Gratzer Schreibkalender. In 1783 Leykam had begun publishing his own annual under that title. In 1785 he purchased from Widmanstetter the printing stock for the yearly Neuen Bauerncalender (Thiel, p. 313), and it is likely that he also acquired legitimate "rights" to the present Schreibkalender, which in appearance and contents continued the Widmanstetter tradition. The first part contains the calendar (with a riddle containing an anagram at the foot of each page), and the second part articles on local markets, sights of nearby towns, various topics of domestic economy (how to fight ants, snakes and moths, the natural history of bees, etc.), diverting tales of superstitious beliefs concerning rainbows and lunar influences, and 12 pages of tarif and currency charts. Only the woodcut title border, which includes a veiw of Graz with surrounding mountains, "showed some independence" from the Widmanstetter precedent (Thiel, loc. cit.). Leykam covered his almanacs in paper wrappers with printed ornamental decors: often brightly colored and "charmingly decorated in rococo style," the wrappers were probably made from paper produced nearby, at the Voitsberg paper mill, founded by Adolf, Graf von Wagensberg in 1763 (Thiel, loc. cit.), Leykam himself may have been responsible for the design of the present rare wrappers, which appear to have been printed using a stencil method. They show the arms of Franz II, Holy Roman Emperor from 1792 to 1806 (and Emperor of Austria from 1804 to 1835) within a beribboned circular cartouche framed by garlands and leafy sprays, with 8 wheel-like roundels at corners and sides. Intended to be used as personal notebooks, copies of Schreibkalender seem to have been invariably sold durchschossen, or interleaved. The 22 pages of interleaved notes in this copy refer to dates from 1796 to 1830. Mainly a record of financial transactions, they include several charts of names with symbols and numbers. Repeated mentions of Lohn or wages paid out to various individuals indicate that at least one of the owner-writers had employees. He was probably a city-dweller rather than a farmer, as there appear to be no references to agricultural activities. Cf. Viktor Thiel, "Andreas Leykam 1752-1826. Das Wirken eines deutschen Druckers im südostdeutschen Grenzraum," Gutenberg-Jahrbuch, 1942/43, pp. 310-319.

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        A new map of England & Wales drawn fromseveral surveys &c on the new projection

      Londra 1794 - Grande carta murale di Inghilterra e Galles, impressa su quattro fogli doppi uniti. La mappa mostra nel dettaglio contee, insediamenti, strade con le distanze da Londra, inoltre, la navigabilità dei fiumi. Sulla destra, in una tabella, vengono elencate le navigazioni interne. Più in basso, in cartiglio, il particolare dele isole Scilly. La mappa è pubblicata in: A new universal atlas, exhibiting all the empires, kingdoms, states, republics, &c. &c. in the whole World edito a Londra da R. Laurie & J. Whittle, nel 1804. Incisione su rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in ottimo stato di conservazione. "A wall map of England & Walles, printed on 4 double-sheets joined. Shows counties, settlements, roads with distances to London, finished and unfinished canals, rivers intended to be made navigable, etc. Has illustrated cartouche and table "The inland navigations in England &c." Relief shown pictorially. Includes inset of the Isles of Scilly. Published in: A new universal atlas, exhibiting all the empires, kingdoms, states, republics, &c. &c. in the whole World London, R. Laurie & J. Whittle, 1804. Etching, in outline color, in very good condition." Shirley R. Maps in the atlases of the British Library, T.LAU-1c (1799 ed.); NMM 375 (3rd ed. 1801) Dimensioni 1080 1260mm

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        An Essay on the Picturesque, as Compared with the Sublime and Beautiful; an, on the Use of Studying Pictures, for the Purpose of Improving Real Landscape

      London: J. Robson, 1794. First Edition. Calf / Boards. Near Fine. 21.2 Cm Tall. Xv, 288. Quarter Calf Over Marbled Paper Covered Boards, Tips Strengthened With Vellum, Re-Backed With New Red Morocco Spine Label. Contents Tall [21.2 Cm], Absolutely Square, No Names Or Marks; Small Mid-Twentieth Century Owner's Name On Front Pastedown. First Edition. An Important Contribution To The Nationwide Controversy That Developed At The End Of The 18Th Century Among People Of Education And Taste On The Merits Of The Picturesque Style Of Landscape Gardening As Against The Smoother Effects Of Capability Brown And Humphrey Repton. Price Advocates Here The First Clear Statement Of The Picturesque Ideal [After William Gilpin's Works On The Subject], Reconciling Burke And Sir Joshua Reynolds.

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        Works of the Late Dr Benjamin Franklin

      Samuel Campbell, 1794 A good second edition in a loose inexpensive rebinding.. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Good.

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        A new Atlas of France: comprising maps of the eighty-three departments, beautifully engraved and coloured, each Department being divided into its feveral districts and cantons. Also two general maps of France, exhibiting that Country both in its former and present divisions. To which is added a general alphabetical index of all the cities , towns and villages , with the districts and departments to which they belong.

      Wallis, 1794. Cartella in m. pelle di cm. 24 x 30,5, pp. 50 + 85 mappe. D. rinforzato. Piatto ant. sciolto.

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        The Whole Proceedings on the Trial of an Action Brought by Thomas.

      1794 - taken in short-hand by Joseph Gurney. "Mr. Thomas Walker Commenced his Virulence Against Me." [Trial]. Roberts, William, Defendant. Gurney, Joseph, Reporter. The Whole Proceedings on the Trial of an Action Brought by Thomas Walker, Merchant, Against William Roberts, Barrister at Law, For a Libel. Tried by a Special Jury at the Assizes at Lancaster, March 28, 1791, Before the Hon. Sir Alexander Thomson, Knight, One of the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer. Taken in Short Hand by Joseph Gurney. Manchester: Printed by Charles Wheeler, 1791 208 pp. Lacking half-title. [Bound with] [Roberts, William]. Supplementary Facts and Observations Occasioned by Mr. Walker's Publication of His Prosecution of Mr. Roberts; With Notes, &c. [Manchester?: S.n., 1791?]. 24 pp. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Recent marbled boards, printed title label to spine, speckled edges. Moderate toning, light foxing and minor stains to a few leaves, light soiling to title pages, minor staining along gutter of the title page to The Whole Proceedings. A handsome volume. $750. * Only editions. Unhappy with his treatment by Walker during a lawsuit, Roberts circulated a flyer reading: "Mr. Thomas Walker commenced his virulence against me like a BULLY, has conducted it like a FOOL, has acted in it like a SCOUNDREL, has ended it like a COWARD, at last has turned BLACKGUARD and unworthy of association with, or notice of any Gentleman, who regards his own character." Walker won his case; Roberts paid damages of ?100. The Whole Procedings is scarce, OCLC locates 9 copies in North American law libraries; Supplementary Facts is rare, OCLC locates 4 copies worldwide, 2 in North America, Princeton University, Temple University). English Short-Title Catalogue T99785, N37623. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works of John Milton with a life of the author by William Hayley

      John and Josiah Boydell and George Nicol, London - Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. Three volumes, sole edition, 1794, 1795, 1797. A very large untrimmed copy in boards, 2º, 44 x 33 cms. Pp. cxxxiii, 213, 10 plates; 286, 10 plates; 300, [3](list of contents), 12 plates. Half-titles present in all volumes. This copy has suffered some water damage, which necessitates describing each volume in detail. Volume I: The outsides of the boards are water-stained - a tide-mark extending about a quarter of the way up the cover from the foot - but this is superficial and internally the pastedowns are quite unaffected. It contains Hayley's Life, with its three portrait plates engraved by the eccentric William Gardiner, and the large plate of Milton and his Daughters engraved by Benjamin Smith after Romney. The portraits all have water-staining in the lower corners, but well away from the images. The Romney has a slightly larger corner water-stain which encroaches on the image. All four plates have their original tissue-guards. (In fact, thirty-one of the thirty-two plates retain their original tissue-guards, which has prevented any offsetting. The rest of the first volume contains the beginning of Paradise Lost, which is accompanied by six more plates after Richard Westall. Of these plates, one is quite unaffected by damp, two have small water stains in one corner, one has a slightly larger stain, but still well clear of the image, and the other two have wider stains at the foot but again neither touching the engraved area. See the illustrations for samples. As for the text, There is some slight cockling to the lower edge of the last few leaves, but otherwise the pages are in a quite clean, unfoxed and fresh state. Tipped or bound in opposite page 200 is a pen and ink drawing entitled "Water Engine at Balgony Castle in the Garden/ Dec. 8. 1799." (See illustration) Volume II: The covers of this volume have similar staining to the first but again this is superficial and the pastedowns are unaffected. There are ten plates after Westall, all affected by water-staining to an extent of between one quarter and one third of their area, mainly confined to the lower margins and usually not touching the images. The pages of text are occasionally cockled but not stained or foxed. Volume III: This contains Samson Agonistes, Comus, and the minor poems, and twelve plates after Westall, all of which are water-stained again to between one quarter and one third of their area, again often not touching the image. In this volume four leaves are also stained to a similar extent, and there is a very little light spotting here and there, but otherwise the leaves of text are again quite clean. The bindings of all three volumes are very solid and firm. Volumes I and II are in the original publisher's paper-covered boards, with a matching rebacking. Volume III has been rebound in matching paper-covered boards. These repairs have the appearance of being nineteenth or early twentieth century. The spine labels are faded, and there are a few bumped or worn corners. Shipping will be at cost and subject to calculation.

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        The Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare. with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators. by Edmund Malone

      Ex Shore, Dublin 1794 - 15 (of 16) volumes. Frontispiece Portrait. Full contemporary mottled calf with gilt decorations on spine, slightly dry and showing some wear. A good shelf stock. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Landscape: A Didactic Poem in Three Books, Addressed to Uvedale Price, Esq. [with Folding Plates of Downton Castle]

      London: W. Bulmer / G. Nicol, 1794. First Edition. Cloth/Boards. Near Fine. 10 3/8" X 8 5/8". Plates. (Iv), 77. 10 1/4" X 8 5/8". A Near Fine Example, In Later Cloth Over Grey Paper-Covered Boards, With The Original Morocco Spine Label, And New Endpapers Preserving The Original Final Blank Free Endpaper. A 1/2" X 1" Damp Spot On Front Cover, And A Little Fraying To Paper At Tips. Contents Fine, No Offsetting To Two Facing Tissue Guarded Folding Plates Of His Estate, Downton Castle, And No Offsetting To The Urn Plate, But The Folding Plates Are Not As Wide As The Adjoining Pages At The Folds, And Have Lest A Dust Line On The Pages Where The Edges Rest. Knight Opposed The Landscaping Tradition Of Capability Brown, But Coincidentally, The Estate Now Used For Filming The Fictional Tv Series "Downton Abbey" Was Designed By Brown. The Long Prose Notes At End Express The Best Of Quite Modern Sentiments Regarding Social Morality.

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        Practical Discourses on Regeneration, in ten sermons .

      Printed by Carter and Wilkinson, Providence, R. Island 1794 - "The First American Edition." 12mo. 207, [3]pp. Contemporary full sheep; red morocco spine label, five ruled gilt lines to spine; all edges sprinkled. Rubbing; foxing and scattered staining to text; a very good copy. A handsome copy in a period, if not its original, American binding. The title page states this as the First American Edition, but a Philadelphia edition of 1794 is also known; the latter edition making a like claim.*Evans* 26900. *Alden* 1360. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. Traduit de l\'Anglais par F. S. Drei Bände.

      Paris: Chez Buisson, Impr.-Libr., 1794. Seconde édition. Avec des corrections considérables et une nouvelle carte. 492, (16) Seiten, eine mehrfach gefaltete und flächenkolorierte Karte: \'Nouvelle Carte du Climat du Sol de France\'; (IV), 498 Seiten, eine mehrfach gefaltete Karte \'Nouvelle Carte du Climat et de la Navigation de la France\':; (IV), 416 Seiten. 20 x 13 cm, zeitgenössische braune Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentitel. Im dritten Band durch General-Register erschlossen. Im ersten Band nach S. 24 eingebunden: \'Reflexions d\'un Patriote Francais sur le Voyage d\'Arthur Young.\' \"Arthur Young (* 11. September 1741 in Suffolk, England; † 20. April 1820 in London) war ein englischer Agrarwissenschaftler und Publizist. Er verfasste Werke über Landwirtschaft, Politik und Wirtschaft. Im Jahr 1792 veröffentlichte er den Reisebericht Travels During the Years 1787, 1788 and 1789, Undertaken More Particularly with a View of Ascertaining the Cultivation, Resources, and National Prosperity, of the Kingdom of France. Im Jahr 1787 bereiste er erstmals Frankreich. Er beschrieb die Zustände vor und während der Französischen Revolution. Nach seiner Rückkehr wurde er zum Sekretär des Board of Agriculture ernannt, dort arbeitete er an der Erfassung der landwirtschaftliche Daten der englischen Counties. Young war ein bedeutender Förderer landwirtschaftlicher Neuerungen wie Drillsaat, verbesserte Fruchtfolge und Verwendung von Mergel als Dünger. (Wikipedia) * * * Einbände etwas berieben, Rücken unterschiedlich gefärbt, im dritten Band etwas beschädigt, Titelblätter beidseitig gestempelt, sonst noch gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,20 EUR

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        Reliques Of Ancient English Poetry, Consisting Of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs, And Other Pieces Of Our Earliest Poets, Together With Some Few Of Later Date. Fourth Editionn Enlarged And Corrected (In Three Volumes)

      London: F And C Rivington, 1794. Fourth Edition, Much Corrected. Full Tree Calf. Very Good. 7 3/8" Tall. Frontispeice, Illustrated Titles, Vignettes. Three Volumes, Complete With All Half Titles, Frontispiece In Volume One, And Original Initial And Final Blanks, Edges Of Page Block Colored Blue. Original Tree Calf, Red Morocco Spine Labels For Author/Title And Small Round Volume Number Label. Additional Leaf H8 From Vol 2 Misbound At Beginning Of Text Of Volume 3, As Usual. Wear At Corners With A Little Fraying At Tips And At Top And Bottom Edges Of Joints, Bindings Sound. Ancient Ink Ownership Signatures Of Jane Walker On Titler Pages, Inked Over The Lighter Signatures Of Someone Else. There Is A Small Ownership Signature In Volume I Dated 1950. The Advertisement On Ix Ff States "These Volumes Are Now Restored To The Public With Such Corrections And Improvements As Have Occurred Since The Former Impression (The Third Edition); And The Text In Particular Has Been Emended In Many Passages By Recurring To The Old Copies. The Instances, Being Frequently Trivial, Are Not Always Noted In The Margin..." Etc.

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        Anleitung zur Entbindungskunst. Zwote Ausgabe, nach der sehr vermehrten französischen zwoten Ausgabe des Verfassers übersetzt, mit Anmerkungen versehen und durch einen neuausgearbeiteten Anhang, auch mit mehreren neuen Kupfern vermehrt von Philipp Friedrich Meckel.

      Leipzig, in der Weygandschen Buchhandlung. 1791-1794. - 2 Bände. 10 n.n. Bl., 756 S., mit 7 (3 gefalteten) gestochenen Tafeln; 10 n.n. Bl., 556 S. mit 3 gefalteten Tabellen und 10 gefalteten gestochenen Tafeln. Halblederbände der Zeit mit 2 goldgeprägten verschiedenfarbigenn Rückenschildern und floraler Rückenvergoldung. Waller 773. - Blake 34. - "Seiner Zeit unstreitig der beste Lehrer der Geburtshilfe." (Hirsch) - Garrison-Morton 6255 (für die französische Erstausgabe von 1781). - Heirs of Hippocrates 664 (für die englische Ausgabe). - Zweite, überarbeitete deutsche Ausgabe, die erste, auch von Meckel bearbeitete Ausgabe war bereits 1782 erschienen. Meckel, der eine grosse medizinische Sammlung besass, war das Vorbild für Jean Pauls "Dr. Katzenbergers Badereise". - Einband leicht berieben. Papier durchgehend gleichmässig leicht gebräunt. Kaum stockfleckig. Vorsätze mit zeitgenössischem Besitzerstempel "Cantons Physicus Dr. Kottmann, Solothurn). - Sehr gutes Exemplar.

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        System einer vollständigen medicinischen Polizey.

      Frankenthal, im Verlag der Segelischen Buchdruckerey und Buchhandlung. 1791-1794. - Band 1-13 (von 15) in 13 Bänden. 8°. Einheitliche Halblederbände der Zeit mit zwei verschiedenfarbenen Rückenschildern und etwas Rückenvergoldung. Garrison-Morton 1599 . - Blake 159. - Hirsch 2, 426. - Nachdruck der 2. Auflage in Mannheim von 1784, mit einem zusätzlichen Vorwort. Erschien erstmals 1777-1784 in 4 Bänden. Die vorliegende Ausgabe wurde in der Reihe "Sammlung der besten medicinischen und chirurgischen Schriften Band 40-50 und 55-56 veröffentlicht. Vorliegendes Exemplar ohne die Reihentitel. Die fehlenden von G.C.G. Voigt herausgegebenen Bände 14 und 15 der Reihe erschienen erst 1814. Sie entsprechen dem 5. Band der Originalausgabe bei Cotta, dem bis 1827 noch ein 6. Band in 3 Teilen folgte. - Unter dem Begriff der "Medicinischen Polizei" versteht der Verfasser den allgemeinen Begriff der öffentlichen Gesundheitspflege, der Hygiene und der Prävention, Themen, die er erstmals von der gerichtlichen Medizin trennte. "Gehört an Umfang und Inhalt zu den bedeutensten derartigen Werken, die je erschienen; es ist die Grundlage für alle künftigen Arbeiten auf diesem Gebiete geworden." (Hirsch). Franks Werk entspricht in ihrer Themenvielfalt einer umfassenden Sittendarstellung seiner Zeit und gilt neben dem von Karl Philipp Moritz 1783-1793 herausgegebenen "Gnothi Sauton oder Magazin zur Erfahrungsseelenkunde" als eine der wichtigsten Quellen für einen erweiterten Begriff des Gesundheitswesens. - Band 1: Einleitung zur medicinischen Policey, den Zeugungstrieb, das Coelibat. - Band 2: Von frühen, späten und ungleichen, ungesunden Ehen, der freien Ehewahl, der öffentlichen physischen Bildung erwachsener Töchter in den Pflichten des Ehestandes. - Band 3: Von Fortpflanzung der Menschen und Ehe-Anstalten, von Erhaltung und Pflege schwangerer Mütter, ihrer Lebensfrucht und der Kind-Betterinnen. - Band 4-6: Von der aussereheligen Zeugung, dem geflissentlichen Missgebähren und andern Misshandlungen der uneheligen Kindern. - Band 7-9: Von Speise, Trank und Gefässen. Von Mässigkeitsgesetzen ungesunder Kleidertracht, Volksergötzulichkeiten. Von Bauart und Reinlichkeit menschlicher Wohnung. - Band 10-13: Von Sicherheits-Anstalten, in so weit sie das Gesundheitswesen angehen. - Papier stellenweise leicht gebräunt und schwach stockfleckig. Einbände schwach berieben. - Dekorativ gebunden.

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        First report from the Committee of Secrecy.

      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.Publisher: London: J. Debrett.Year: 1794Edition: A complete set of the reports of both committees. See Goldsmiths 16119 and 16122 (although this latter is a 4th ed.). Very scarce.

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        Autographed Letter Signed

      Fort Fidelis, 1794. unbound. 2 pages, 9 x 7.25 inches, Fort Fidelis, May 7, 1794. In this letter, Staats Morris writes to his brother Lewis (signer of the Declaration of Independence) upon the receipt of terrible news, in part: "...Your letter containing the unwelcome tidings of the death of dear mother came to hand a few days past...and since my birth no circumstances ever occurred that so much shocked me... S. Morris." Natural folds and a small tear on back page; still very good condition.

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        Universalhistorie alter, mittler und neuer Zeiten. Aus dem Französischen. Mit Zusätze und Berichtigungen von W. E. Christiani. 15 Bde. und Register in 16 Bdn.

      Wien, Haas 1794. - 8°, ca., ca. 4.500 SS., 15 gestoch. Frontisp. von Weinrauch, Einheitlich gebundene marmorierte Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückentitel, Einbände wenig berieben, innen sauber und gut erhalten, Vgl. Fromm 17726. Hoefer XXXV, 546. Graesse IV, 528. Ebert 14064 a (Ausg. 1777 in 13 Bdn.). Die letzten 5 Bände wurden von Christiani allein verfaßt und berichten über den Zeitraum 1748 bis 1786. Kaum fleckig, leicht gebräunt, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A TREATISE ON THE PRACTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW-YORK IN CIVIL ACTIONS (Annotated throughout in Contemporary Hand)

      New York: T. and J. Swords, 1794. First Edition. Leather-bound. Good. Original calf (measuring 8.50" x 5.50" x 2.0") rubbed and worn, with original contrasting spine label, which simply reads, in faded gilt "WYCHE'S PRACTICE". Only very occasional spotting, or light foxing to several groups of pages. A 1.0" x .1/2" tear to leather across top of leather spine. A large and elaborate signature, faded and illegible, appears at the top of the half-title page. One long-ago-torn page (198) shows repaire along its entire length by hand stitching. 359 pp. PRINTED pages, (for nearly every other leaf is blank for the obvious purpose of note-taking) including: 336 pp. text, a detailed, alphabetically-sectioned index of 19 pp., a 1-page errata, followed by three prospectuses for other works by author Wyche, including his work "A Collection of Entries, or Select Pleadings in the Supreme Court of Judicature, and his Essay on the Theory and Practice of Fines. The work is considered by many legal historians to be 'the first book on New York practice" and possibly "the first American practice manual" Two printings of identical content and pagination were published in 1794, the second reprinting referred to by its publishers, on the title page as "The Second Edition"; this copy contains no such statement (of Second Edition). Particularly fascinating is the presence of handwritten notetaking -- in several hands (assuming at very least, those of Attorneys Remsen and Cowdrey) throughout, on blank pages interspersing the text block every other leaf, apparently for this purpose. These notes, dated throughout, copy or comment upon statutes for memory and clarification, or updating as years passed and laws changed, but occasionally extend so far as to correct the author's typographical errors, provide syntactical emendations, or even critique the author's premises or evidential examples, such as that which appears on p. 177 in (I believe) S. Cowdrey's hand at bottom of page: "This is much more clearly explained in 1st Sellon letter C page 523". The printed content of the text itself deals with such civil topics as domestic law, outlawry, Writs of Error, Demurrers, Compelling Court Appearance, and provides for the insightful and close reader a fascinating glance into the cultural and community mores around which these statues were written into law -- granting the engagement of fiction but, being actual events, taken one step closer and thus so much more compelling. One I found particular interesting in light of our current (2017) political situation, was "Of Proceedings by Paupers", to wit: "For relief of the poor, who are not of ability to sue for redress of injuries and wrongs, it is enacted by statute (____) that every poor person, who may have cause of action against any one, shall have writs, counsel, attornies, &c necessary for prosecuting his claim, gratis...the pauper must not be worth 5£, (wearing apparel excepted)..."(p. 208.). The author, around whom mystery still looms -- both in his coming to America and his near-sudden and final disappearance (some surmise possibly in the wake of the Yellow Fever epidemic -- emigrated from Britain around 1792,. In 1793 he issued his 62-page pamphlet "Report of the Trial of Henry Bedlow For Committing a Rape on Lanah Sawyer under the pseudonym: "A Gentleman of the Profession"). The following year he published this Treatise, which was clearly written, very well organized, and which proved eminently practical. Wyche was a meticulous researcher and drew upon standard English common law reports, abridgments, and treatises, post-revolutionary New York State constitutional provisions and statutes, supreme court rules,, unreported legal decisions of both the supreme court and New York City Mayor's Court. Additionally, Wyche used several manuscripts by Alexander Hamilton, himself then practicing Law in New York City, copies of which had been circulated amongst some legal practicioners, but never officially published. Perhaps anticipating criticism or accusations of non-originality, Mr. Wyche writes (on p. ix, in the Preface): "...The statutes of the State are the next source whence a considerable part of this compilation is drawn. In quoting them, I have nearly followed the words of the original...Some practical sketches in manuscript,one passing under the name of a personage of high respectability, have been consulted; and whatever appeared of importance has been incorporated in the following pages...After such an acknowlegement, it is presumed the Author will not be charged with plagiarism, since the very nature of this work precludes the idea of novelty, and only comprehends an arrangement of existing knowledge..." Present are a number of handwritten names indicating former owners/users of this important book -- essentially an indispensable "tool" for students of law or perhaps newly minted practicing attorneys in New York State. Written upon the front pastedown is "Clks. of Sup. Court for 1827 - Fairlie, Paige & Hubbard. These three were clerks whose names appear numerous times in then Sergeant-at-Law (& First U.S. Vice-President and Second President of the United States) John Adams's "Treatise on the Principles and Practice of the Action of Ejectment and the Resulting Action for Mesne Profits". Below that is the name C.S. Lawton and the date 1839. On the front free endpaper, in flowing hand, are listed "1823 / Termes of The Supreme Court", and lists various Supreme Court schedules. On the half-title, yet another name written: (illegible) Smither. Atop title page itself, an inked notereads: "bought at a Venue of John H. Remsen's Personal Estate. S. Cowdrey. Since Remsen (see below) died in 1798, I'm surmising that Mr. Cowdrey acquired this book from the Remsen estate right around 1798. John H. Remsen (1769 or 1770-1798) was a New York City lawyer during the late eighteenth century and, at the time, one of the seventeen notary publics in New York City. Remsen also served as Governor John Jay's private secretary beginning in 1795, before Jay went on to be the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Remsen was a regular at the Tontine Coffee House, a precursor to the New York Stock Exchange. He died on September 14, 1798, at age 28. The John H. Remsen ledgers (1795-1798) document New York State Supreme Court cases and notary public activities overseen by Remsen. (from John H. Remsen ledgers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library Repository Manuscripts and Archives Division). The next owner of this book, S. (Samuel) Cowdrey, was a highly-regarded attorney His father, Jonathan, was a Revolutionary war hero and Samuel was personal friends with Lafayette. Samuel Cowdrey, Esq. died sometime around August 1843. At a meeting of the Bar of the City of New York held at the Vice Chancellor's Room on the 19th day of August, 1843, the following was reported in a local NYC newspaper, about Samuel Cowdrey: "In the death of Samuel Cowdrey, Esq., New York has been deprived of an estimable and beloved citizen. He was indeed a man of sterling worth; one who by his amiable deportment and moral excellence of character won the affectionate regard of all who knew him. The annexed proceedings show how highly he was esteemed by the members of the legal profession in this city, of which he was a bright ornament. 'At a meeting of the Bar of the City of New York held at the Vice Chancellor's Room on the 19th day of August, 1843. An unrestored first-edition example of this progenitor of American legal practice manuals -- solid, annotated in detail* -- owned, passed down, made personal by annotation, and heavily used by several of its owners for nearly a half-century, from 1794 to 1839. *Handwritten notes appear opposite: or on P.4 (dated 1827); P.9 (dated 1799); P.10 (dated 1817 and 1824 -- in two different hands; P.13 (a critique of Wyche's explanation, with alternate, "better" analysis cited);P. 20; P. 35; P. 39; P. 41, a blank page has been largely torn out; P. 42; P. 53; P. 82; P. 119; P. 121; P. 141 (dated 1798); P. 147; P. 148;P. 177; P. 190; P. 196; P. 216; P. 217; P. 248; P. 266; P. 272; P. 320; P. 321; P. 325.

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        Discourses on the Evidence of Revealed Religions

      London: J. Johnson, 1794. First Edition. Calf / Boards. Very Good. 8 3/4" Tall. Xvi, 420 + 8 Pp Catalog At End, With "Errata" Pasted Onto Top Of Catalog. Original Quarter Calf, Red Morocco Spine Label, Wear At Edges With Fraying At Corners And Edges, Joints Cracked, Professionally Repaired; Binding Intact With Secure Hinges. Apparently Has Original Hinges, No Half-Title. No Names Or Marks Or Bookplates. First Printing, Prior To Three-Volume Collected Discourses Published 1794 - 1799, No Indication On Title Page Of Volume Number Or Where Speeches Given.

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