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        Zoonomia; Or, the Laws of Organic Life

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Africa, with All Its States, Kingdomes, Republics, Regions, Island &c. Improved and inlarged from D'Anville's map to which have been added a particular chart of the Gold Coast [on an inset larger scale map] wherein are distinguished all the european forts and factories by S. Boulton and also a summary description relative to the trade and natural produce, manners and customs of the African continent and islands

      London: Robert Laurie & James Whittle, 1794. Copper-engraved map, on four joined sheets, with original outline colour, some splits to old folds, small tears at margins, one with slight loss, overall in good condition. 41 1/2 x 49 1/4 inches. A fascinating late eighteenth-century wall map of Africa, after one of France's greatest cartographers Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville was the spiritual successor to Guillaume De L'Isle in the sense that he maintained the rigorous standard for accuracy that De L'Isle had established. D'Anville was the last French mapmaker to establish an international reputation superior to all his contemporaries, as witnessed by the respect shown by English cartographers and publishers during an era when the two countries were often at war and always hostile to one another. This excellent map of Africa, an English edition with revisions of D'Anville by Laurie & Whittle, was issued when the European appetite for exploration and colonization of the continent was just getting underway. By this time there were well over fifty fort/trading posts on the western and southeastern coasts representing various European nations, but there had been almost no penetration of the interior (these European `forts & factories' on the Gold Coast are shown in close up on Boulton's inset map). With the gradual outlawing of the slave trade by most civilized nations, interest in the vast interior regions greatly increased as whites sought other profitable resources, and Catholic and Protestant missionaries bravely evangelised. The peoples of Africa proved much more diverse and intriguing than ever imagined, and some of the discoveries in this regard are included in the extensive texts that are interspersed amongst the geographic features shown on the map.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Inledning til harmoniens kännedom af Aboten Vogler.

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

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

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

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        Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten

      No publisher given Frankfurt and Leipzig, [No publisher given], 1794 Fourth edition. Contemporary batik boards over modern calf spine; old calf tips. Edges stained red. Boards rubbed in several places, intermittent light foxing, but a very nice copy. Octavo. Boards rubbed, some light foxing. A good, clean cop. If he had published nothing else but the Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten, Kant would be assured a place in the history of philosophy...this work is written with an eloquence, depth of insight, and strength of feeling that make an immediate impact on the reader and put it among the classics on the subject..." (W.W.Walsh in the Encyclopedia of Philosophy). Warda 94; Adickes 58.

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

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

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        Skaldestycken af Ossian.

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

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        A Narrative of the Campaign in India which terminated in the war with Tippoo Sultan in 1792

      London: W. Bulmer for G. Nicol, 1794. 4to. (10 5/8 x 8 3/8 inches). 9 engraved maps and plates (some folding). Full contemporary tree calf, covers bordered in gilt, spine richly gilt in compartments, red morocco lettering piece in the second. A fine copy in a lovely contemporary binding of an important account of British India and the third Anglo- Mysore war. Alexander Dirom here gives a largely first-hand account of the final campaign in the Third Anglo-Mysore War, including the seige of Seringapatam, and covering a period between the spring of 1791 and the beginning of March 1792 when Tipu Sultan sued for peace with General Cornwallis, and eventually surrendered his two sons as hostages. Alexander Dirom, who served as Deputy Adjutant-General during the war was well placed to provide an informed account of events, and apparently compiled this work, with the help of fellow officers, on the voyage home. The first edition was published in 1793; the present second edition appeared in the following year. The work was admired by Lowndes: "A very amusing and entertaining detail [sic.] of the operations which closed the late Indian war in 1792." This fine copy with provenance to the grandson of an important British figure in India, Major General Edward Robert Clive (1725-1774). Also known as "Clive of India," he is credited with helping to establish the military and political supremacy of the East India Company in Southern India and Bengal, securing India, and the wealth that followed, for the British crown. Lowndes I, p.620.

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        Chart of the Coast of America from Cape Hateras [sic] to Cape Roman from the actual surveys of Dl. Dunbibin Esq

      [Boston: John Norman, 1794]. Copper-engraved sea chart, on two joined sheets. Overall sheet size: 21 1/4 x 33 inches. An early issue of the earliest American chart of the North Carolina coast. Wheat and Brun, and others, speculate that the original version of this map was separately published in 1761, citing an advertisement in the September 14, 1761 Boston Gazette: "The Navigation on the Coast of North and South Carolina being very dangerous on account of the many Bars, Shoals, Sandbanks, Rocks, etc. The late Daniel Dunbibin, Esq. of North Carolina, has, at very great Expence and Labour, draughted the Sea Coast of both the Provinces in a large whole Sheet Chart of 33 inches by 23; together with all the Rivers, Bays, Inlets, Islands, Brooks, Bars, Shoals, Rocks, Soundings, Currents, &c. with necessary Directions to render the Navigation both easy and safe, and are much esteemed by the most expert Pilots..." No copy of this 1761 map is known to exist.It is believed, however, that John Norman re-used the original printing plate for this map, or closely copied a surviving example, when he published the first edition of his The American Pilot in 1791. This example of Norman's chart of the North Carolina coastline is present here in its third state (i.e., preceded by the 1761 first issue, and second issue copies from the 1791 and 1792 editions of Norman's pilot). This state can be discerned by the addition of "New Inlet" just north of Cape Fear. Additional issues were published through 1803. The American Revolution brought to an end Britain's leading role in the mapping of America. The task now fell to the American publishing industry, still in its infancy, but with first-hand access to the new surveys that were documenting the rapid growth of the nation. In particular, there was a need for nautical charts for use by the expanding New England commercial fleets. The first American marine atlas, Mathew Clark's A Complete Set of Charts of the Coast of America, was published in Boston in 1790.Two of Clark's charts had been engraved by John Norman, who was inspired to launch his own enterprise. In January 1790, Norman published a notice in the Boston Gazette stating he was currently engraving charts of all the coast of America on a large scale. These were assembled and published as The American Pilot, Boston, 1791. Norman's Pilot, the second American marine atlas, indeed the second American atlas of any kind, marked an advance over the earlier work of Mathew Clark. New editions of the Pilot appeared in 1792 and 1794, and after John Norman's death, his son, William, brought out editions in 1794, 1798, 1801, and 1803. Despite the seemingly large number of editions, The American Pilot is one of the rarest of all American atlases, and one of the very few published during the eighteenth century. Wheat and Brun (pps. 198-199) locate just ten complete copies for the first five editions: 1791 (Huntington, Harvard); 1792 (LC, Clements); 1794(1) (LC, JCB, Boston Public); 1794(2) (Yale); 1798 (LC, Boston Public). Provenance: de- accessioned by the Museum of the City of New York. Wheat & Brun Maps & Charts Published in America before 1800 580 (third state); Phillips, p. 872 (1798 edition); Printed Maps of the Carolinas 24; cf. Wroth, Some Contributions to Navigation, pp. 32-33.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Tabulae anatomicae quas illustradum humani corporis fabricam.

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

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

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

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        Geheime Staatspapiere im Königlichen Pallast der Thuillerien gefunden.

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

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        Ueber die Nationalfeste der Franzosen. Eine Rede von Robespierre gehalten in der Sitzung des Convents am 7ten May 1794.

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

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        Plan of the Attack on Forts Clinton & Montgomery upon the Hudsons River, which were stormed by his majesties forces under the command of Sir Henry Clinton KB, on Oct. 6, 1777

      1794.. This important map of the Hudson Highlands region during the Revolutionary War period centers on the Hudson River from Haverstraw to just south of West Point. It clearly shows the location of the Boom (the chain) just north of today's Bear Mt. Bridge; Anthony's Nose; both Fort Montgomery & Fort Clinton battlements; Stony Point; Verplanks Point. Three British ships are named off Peekskill Creek, the Mercury, Tartar & Preston. This dramatic battle plan showing the British attempt to clear the Hudson River of the American rebel forces was first printed by William Faden in 1784 after the drawings of John Hills. General Clinton came out of New York with the intention of improving the deteriorating British position at Saratoga. The well-executed plan called for amphibious landings and encircling the American forts- all shown with much details about ships and troop movements on a map with excellent topographical accuracy. This copy of the map is a second printing in which Hills name is deleted. Hills was one of the most talented of the mapmakers in the British army. He served in America from 1777 until the end of the war and then remained to work as a commercial surveyor and draftsman. Copper engraved map, b&w as issued. Faden was the important English cartographer who produced all the British maps of the American Revolution. Nebenzahl, Bibliography of Printed Battle Plans, #55 & ills. Stevens & Tree #21b. Faden allowed Charles Stedman to use this map in his book, "History of the Origin, Progress & Termination of the American War", published in London & Dublin in 1794. We note that this copy is approximately 3/4" larger than another copy we have had, although it seems to be identically engraved. This copy measures 20 3/8" x 26 1/4". Original folds, professionally rebacked, supporting the cracking on some folds; added margin to the left hand side, just into the black ruled border. A slightly lighter impression - perhaps this is from the pirated Dublin edition published in 1794. The historian Harley comments that Stedman's work was "the most useful military text & maps of that war."

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

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

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        Recherches sur les causes des principaux faits physiques

      Maradan seconde annee... Paris: Maradan, seconde annee..., 1794. 1st edition. No Dust Jacket. Lamarck, Jean Baptiste (1744-1829). Recherches sur les causes des principaux faits physiques. . . . 8vo. 2 vols. xvi, 375; [4], 412pp. Engraved plate by Bovinet after Marechal; printed folding table. Paris: Maradan, seconde annee de la Republique [1794]. 210 x 135 (uncut). Original plain wrappers, hand-lettered paper spine labels, front wrapper of Vol. I detached, spines worn, fore-edges frayed, lower corner of Vol. II back wrapper torn away. Minor foxing and toning, last leaf of Vol. II mended with tape. Italian bookseller's label on front wrapper. First Edition. Lamarck did not make any significant contributions to the science of chemistry, but his chemical theories played an important part in the development of his ideas on the origin of species, as they provided a materialistic definition of life, reproduction and evolution. Lamarck believed that fire was the most important of the four elements, and that its three states: natural, fixed, and a state of expansion (caloric fire)--were central to a great number of chemical and physical phenomena. He also believed that only living beings could produce chemical compounds, with the most complex compounds being produced by those animals with the most highly organized physiological structure; in the absence of life, these compounds would naturally decompose over time into their constituent elements, producing in the process all known inorganic substances. This mineral "chain of being," with continuous degradation from the most complex to the simplest, is similar to Lamarck's later theory of the evolution of species: each stressed the gradual and successive production of forms, while denying the relevance of defined species. Burkhardt, pp. 69-71; 96-103; 264. Duveen, p. 334. Norman 1260.

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        Voyage en Afrique et en Asie, principalement au Japon, pendant les années 1770-1779. Servant de suite au voyage de D. Sparrman [...] Traduit de suédois, avec des notes du traducteur.

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

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

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

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

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

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