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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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        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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        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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        Copie authentique de la nouvelle constitution de France.

      1794 - Stockholm, A. J. Nordström, 1794. 8:o. 48 pp. Contemporary blue marbled wrappers with cracked spine. Title and last page with minor spotting. Small inkstain in outer margin on pp. 21-24. Contemporary signature, Adlerwald, and signature of Gunnar Palme, dated 1907. Åhlén & Åhlén Censur och tryckfrihet 17.329. From page 25 follows a Swedish translation with a separate title-leaf and impressum with the text: "Den nya franska constitutionen, antagen af nationalconventet den 23 junii 1793". The brochure was withdrawn from circulation on June 13 1794 and four days later, printing of both the French and the United States constitution became forbidden in Sweden, and could not even be discussed in other texts. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A history of three of the judges of King Charles I : Major-General Whalley, Major-General Goffe, and Colonel Dixwell: who, at the Restoration, 1660, fled to America; and were secreted and concealed, in Massachusetts and Connecticut, for near thirty years.

      Hartford : Printed by Elisha Babcock 1794 - Octavo. [8], 357, [3] pp., frontis, 8 plates (some folding). Contemporary tree calf, red leather spine label. Wear to edges and worming to joints. Heavy foxing to text block and plates, toning. An account of the men who signed Charles I's regicidal death order, and their subsequent status as fugitives in the American colonies following his son's return to power. Plate seven is not present as in most copies, Evans suggests that none were printed. Refs: Evans 27743; Sabin 91742 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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        THE REPERTORY OF ARTS & MANUFACTURES: CONSISTING OF ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS, SPECIFICATIONS OF PATENT INVENTIONS, & SELECTIONS OF USEFUL PRACTICAL PAPERS FROM THE TRANSACTIONS OF THE PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETIES OF ALL NATIONS Eight Volumes (1794 - 1798)

      London: T. G. Wilkie. Very Good. 1794-1798. First Edition. Hardcover. Eight volumes rebound in light tan buckram cloth, maroon spine labels with gilt titles. Volume #1, 1794, 432pp with index 440pp. 25 plates and one fold out. Volume #2, 1795, 432pp with index 440, 24 plates. Some pages have a damp stain on bottom margin. Volume #3, 1795, 432pp with index 440pp, 23 plates. Copper plate #16 between pages 288-289 had been torn out. Volume #4, 1796, 432pp, 440pp with index. 23 plates and one fold out. Volume #5, 1796, 432pp. 440pp with index. 23 plates and one fold out. Volume 6, 1796, 432pp, 440pp with index. 21 plates. Plate #4 between pages 34 & 35 is half torn out. Volume #7, 1797, 432pp, 440pp with index. 21 plates and 3 fold outs. Volume #8, 1798, 432pp, 440 with index. 22 plates and 2 fold outs. Of the 182 copper plates called for in the 8 volumes, 180 are complete, one and a half are missing. Condition ranging from G+ to VG. A few lightly foxed pages, some damp staining and a few age toned pages. Fascinating look at latest in technology & industrial Arts. Technical; Copper plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 3520 pages .

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

      New York: Printed by T. & J. Swords, for J. Fellows, 1794 - 12mo, modern brown quarter calf, marbled paper boards, black leather label, gilt rules and lettering. Without the half-title and terminal advertisements. The first part of Thomas Paine's famous polemic on religion. Some moderate foxing and stains; top margin of the title-page repaired; gutter of two leaves repaired, with loss to a few words, but not the sense; a good, sound copy. Evans 27460; ESTC W31698 records six locations (AAS, Boston Athenaeum, NYPL, LC, Penn, Yale); Gimbel, page 24 One of several American editions published in 1794, priority not established, but the Boston Thomas Hall edition is often given the first spot. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kongl. maj:ts och rikets Swea hof-rätts protocoller uti undersökningsmålet, angående förrädiska stämplingar, hwarföre åtskillige personer tiltalte och häcktade blifwit.

      - Stockholm, A. J. Nordström. 1794. 4:o. 276, 267-270, 281-338, 389-474, 425-488, 481-848 s. Genomgående med fläckar och lagerfläckar. Sammanbunden med: Utdrag af de hufwudsakeligaste handlingar, som lemna uplysning om det hos kongl. maj:ts och rikets höglofl. Swea hof-rätt anhängige hög-mål, rörande åtskillige personers förehafde stämplingar emot rikets antagne och beswurne regenring och styrelse, jemte en derpå grundan berättelse i målet, utgifne til underdånigste följe af kongl. mat:ts dess justitie-canszlers-embete derom gifne nådigste befallning. Stockholm, Johan A Carlbohm, 1794. 4:o. (24),+ 96. Lagerfläckig. Något nött samtida hfrbd, guldornerad rygg med beige titeletikett, röda snitt. Bring Rättegångshandlingar 758:1 och 758:7, normalvarianten. Setterwall 3352. En uppsjö av följdskrifter utkom i den uppmärksammande högmålsprocessen mot Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt och de andra utpekade kuppmakarna, däribland den stackars Magdalena Rudensköld. Bring räknar upp 24 stycken. Det första arbetet är huvudprotokollet. Det andra arbetet innehåller brevväxlingen mellan Armfelt, Magdalena Rudensköld och Johan Albrech Ehrenström samt Ehrenströms långa avbön, skriven ?i mitt Fängelse-rum på högwakten wid Kongl. Slottet i Stockholm? Den innehåller även Armfelts olika concept från Neapel, vilka uppsnappades av Piranesis agenter i Florens.

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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.

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        Geschichte der Crystallkunde

      Mit 10 (1 kolorierte) Kupfertafeln Papier der Zeit, mit Rsch., etwas berieben. Das Werk enthält eine Auflistung von bedeutenden Kristallographen mit Bewertung ihrer Arbeit. Carl Michael Marx (1794-1864) war Profesor der Physik und Chemie in Braunschweig.

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        An Accurate Map of the West Indies with the adjacent Coast of America

      Symonds, H. D., London 1794 - Size : 354x507 (mm), 13.875x20 (Inches), Hand Colored Very Good; upper left margin extended; tear in the left side of the map (directly under the cartouche) professionally repaired

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        Mirabeau]. Archives Cottier, créancier de feu le comte Mirabeau.

      1794 ca 1794 - Ensemble 4 pièces manuscrites (11 x 18 cm). Correspondance manuscrite adressée à Mr Cottier, rue neuve Ste Catherine à Paris, créancier d'Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau (1749-1791) : Les Directeurs de l'Union Mirabeau incertains (?) la succession de Mirabeau ne sera pas réglée comme celle des émigrés - vous préviennent de faire votre déclaration avant le quinze de ce mois et de produire vos titres originaux pour ne pas vous exposer à la déchéance. Paris le 6 thermidor 2e année. (24 juillet 1794). M. Mirabeau aîné devait, lors que fut ouverte son inventaire à M Cottier la valeur de 600 (?) Vous êtes prié le mardy 18 du courant cinq heures chez M. de Mant? l'assemblée des créanciers de feu Mr de Mirabeau qui ont vérifié et affirmé leur créance il s'agit d'arreter entre eux une première? Mignen conseil de le 14 sept. La succession Mirabeau fut organisée par son premier secrétaire et légataire J.-B.-F. de Comps nommé en tête de la pièce suivante : M. de Comps premier secrétaire de Mirabeau a l'honneur de prier Monsieur Cottier d'apporter ses titres de créance dans la succession Mirabeau Hôtel de Charost S. Honoré.

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        Gemeine giftige Pflanzen, zum Unterricht des Landvolks, vorzüglich der Schuljugend. Mit einem zweckmäßigen Anhange.Prague, Schönfeld, 1794. 4to. With an engraved illustration on the title-page and 12 full-page engraved botanical plates. The plates coloured by a contemporary hand. Slightly later half cloth.

      KVK (4 copies); not in Nissen, BBI; Pritzel; Stafleu & Cowan; Wellcome; etc. Very rare second edition of a practical and well-illustrated Geman-language handbook of common poisonous plants, including both green plants and mushrooms, intended especially for country school children. The descriptions of eleven sorts of green plant (with 9 plates) are followed by those of six sorts of mushroom (with 11 figures in 3 plates). The symptoms of the poisonings and in some case the antidotes or other treatments are also described. A thirteen-page appendix covers arsenic, rabies, instructions for saving people from drowning or suffocation (including carbon dioxide "poisoning"), accidents involving fermentation, and the reopening of disused wells. With some tiny tears repaired in one text leaf, a marginal stain in one leaf and somewhat browned. A rare practical handbook of poisonous plants, with the plates coloured by a contemporary hand.

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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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        George Washington’s Second Thanksgiving Proclamation, Sent to American Consuls

      1794 - Printed Document Signed, as Secretary of State, this copy sent to Nathaniel Cutting, American Consul at Havre de Grace, France, December 31, 1794, 3 pp and blank on one integral leaf. Randolph's circular on page one notes that he is attaching a reprint of Thomas Jefferson's August 26, 1790 letter to our Consuls, and an extract of Jefferson's May 31, 1792 letter calling attention to a part of the Act of Congress governing the security that consuls have to give to insure they can meet obligations they take on for the United States. He then attaches the full text of Washington's Second Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation, which was publicly issued a day later, on January 1, 1795. 15 1/2 x 12 7/8 in. "When we review the calamities which afflict so many other nations, the present condition of the United States affords much matter of consolation and satisfaction."A day before it is publicly issued, Secretary of State Edmund Randolph Sends Washington's Proclamation to all American Consuls, as "a better comment upon the general prosperity of our affairs than any which I can make." According to the President,"the present condition of the United States affords much matter of consolation and satisfaction. Out exemption hitherto from foreign war; and increasing prospect of the continuance of that exemption; the great degree of internal tranquility we have enjoyed.Deeply penetrated with this sentiment, I GEORGE WASHINGTON, President of the United States, do recommend to all Religious Societies and Denominations, and to all Persons whomsoever within the United States, to set apart and observe Thursday the nineteenth day of February next, as a Day of Public Thanksgiving and Prayer. to beseech the Kind Author of these blessings.to impart all the blessings we possess, or ask for ourselves, to the whole family of mankind." Historical BackgroundAs the first Secretary of State, from 1790 to 1793, Thomas Jefferson had sent a circular to all U.S. consuls and vice-consuls around the world at the end of each session of Congress to apprise them of any new laws or other matters related to their duties. His successor, Edmund Randolph, continued the practice. Randolph sent the circular offered here to Nathaniel Cutting, U.S. consul in the port city of Havre de Grace, France. As a summary of recent events and the current state of the Union, Randolph found that President Washington's second proclamation for a "Day of Public Thanksgiving and Prayer" was best suited to the purpose.As Secretary of State, Randolph faced many of the same challenges that his predecessor, Thomas Jefferson, had attempted to address. Randolph managed the settlement of the Citizen Genêt Affair. He prompted a resumption of talks with Spain and assisted in the negotiations of the 1795 Treaty of San Lorenzo, which opened the Mississippi River to U.S. navigation and fixed the boundaries between Spanish possessions and the United States. Randolph continued Jefferson's efforts to maintain close relations with France and minimize Alexander Hamilton's influence over President Washington. However, Washington endorsed Jay's Treaty, securing commercial ties with Great Britain at the expense of neutral trade, particularly U.S. shipping to France. Randolph, along with the Senate, strongly objected.Jefferson's August 26, 1790 circular to the consuls, reprinted here, requests "information of all military preparations, and all other indications of war which may take place in your ports." It ends with the admonition "not to fatigue the government in which you reside, or those in authority under it, with applications in unimportant cases. and let all representations to them be couched in the most temperate and friendly terms; never indulging in any case whatever, a single expression which may irritate."As president, Washington proclaimed only two days of Public Thanksgiving and Prayer. The first was on October 3, 1789, just over five months after he . (See website for full description)

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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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