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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Imitation d'un chant de guerre des sauvages Cherokees.

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

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

      Roma 1794 - - EDIZIONE ORIGINALE, COLORITURA COEVA - Importante e decorativa mappa tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801, opera che la Calcografia Camerale commissionò al Cassini al fine di sostituire l’ormai obsoleto "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini, Chierico Regolare Somasco fu geografo e cartografo, ma anche intagliatore di architetture e prospettive - uno dei migliori discepoli di Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Cassini fu uno degli ultimi sferografi italiani del Settecento ed i suoi globi ebbero una notevole diffusione, come pure questo "Nuovo Atlante Geografico". Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, leggere bruniture, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. L'Atlante del Cassini fu ristampato dalla Calcografia Camerale nel primo quarto del XIX secolo, prima del 1839. Solo gli esemplari di prima edizione come questo sono stampati su carta vergata coeva e sono colorati a mano in epoca. Le tirature del XIX secolo sono già su carta meccanica, priva di vergelle, e generalmente in bianco e nero. - FIRST EDITION, CONTEMPORARY OUTLINE COLOUR - The Italian painter and engraver, Giovanni Maria Cassini, produced this splendid map of as part of his epic three-volume atlas. Published in: Nuovo atlante geografico universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni. Roma, Calcografia camerale, 1792-1801. Cassini was geographer and cartographer but he was also good at engraving architectural items and perspectives – he was one of the best disciples Giovanni Battista Piranesi had. Moreover, Cassini was one of the last artists to engrave spheres in the XVIII century and his globes were quite famous and widespread, and realized the most important Italian Atlas of the XVIII century; his maps always bear a cartouche, extremely rich in colours and details. Copperplate with fine original hand colour, some foxing, otherwise in very good condition. The Cassini's Atlas was reprinted by the Calcografia Camerale in the first quarter of XIXth century (before 1839). Only the first edition of the atlas is printed on contemporary laid paper, while the late issue are on XIXth century paper and often without colour. Dimensioni 500 370mm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Works of the Late Dr Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Practical Discourses on Regeneration, in ten sermons .

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

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        Voyages en France pendant les années 1787 - 88 - 89 et 90, Entrepris plus particulièrement pour s\'assurer de l\'état de l\'Agriculture, des Richesses, des Ressources et de la Prospérité de cette Nation. Traduit de l\'Anglais par F. S. Drei Bände.

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

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

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

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

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

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        System einer vollständigen medicinischen Polizey.

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

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        First report from the Committee of Secrecy.

      Two vols. in one, 8vo., one plate*, 45 + (3) and (4) + 72 + (122) + 28pp., minute hole in one leaf with loss or partial loss of one or two letters on recto and verso, contemporary calf-backed marbled boards with original morocco label lettered in gilt. A fine copy, with the early 20th century booklabel on front pastedown of Robert A.N. Petrie.Publisher: London: J. Debrett.Year: 1794Edition: A complete set of the reports of both committees. See Goldsmiths 16119 and 16122 (although this latter is a 4th ed.). Very scarce.

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        Autographed Letter Signed

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

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

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

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

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

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        Discourses on the Evidence of Revealed Religions

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

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

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

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        Die Templer Statutenbuch des Ordens der Tempelherren Erster Theil (alles erschienen)

      Berlin 1794 - 496 pages p. With a plate of Jacob von Molay Letzter Grossmeister der Tempelherren Bound in a newer very full black Calf with raised bands , no titel on spine. Bound by Academischen Druck u. Verlagsanstalt i Graz 1982, by Buchbindermeister Gutmann [Attributes: First Edition]

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        View of Stockholm, the Capital of Sweden

      Artist: Thornton ; date: 1794 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Very good; size (in cm): 20 x 29,5 - description: Total view of Stockholm, with beautiful border

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        Autographed Letter Signed

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

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        British Synonymy; or, An Attempt at Regulating the Choice of Words in Familiar Conversation

      London: Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1794. First edition, with half-titles. [iv], viii, 423, [1]; [iv], 416 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound in old but later brown mottled calf, edges red. Very nice copy. First edition, with half-titles. [iv], viii, 423, [1]; [iv], 416 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. "An ambitious work, recalling in its preface her own Welsh origins, it specifically addressed itself to those who, like her husband, found English taxing ... Its discriminating definitions and characteristic excursions offer real insights into an eighteenth-century mind, and the kind of entertainment wholly absent from a dictionary of synonyms" (ODNB). Dr. Johnson gets frequent mention, and his poem on the coming of age of Sir John Lade is printed complete for the first time on pp. 359-60. Rothschild 1552; Alston, III, 524; Fleeman, 94.4PBS/1a; Hazen 3254; Courtney 173

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        Articles of Enrollment, for the Corps of Cavalry to be Raised in Holderness...to be called The East Riding Yeomanry Cavalry.

      Single sheet, 18.5 x 15 inches, corner mounted on stiff paper. A detailed advertising broadsheet setting out the terms of enrollment [2 shillings a day], provision of arms and uniform, days of exercise, etc. The various Yeomanry Cavalry were raised as a result of an Act of Parliament for the defence of the realm during the Napoleonic Wars. The East Riding Yeomanry Cavalry was disbanded in 1801; reformed in 1803 as the Grimston Yeomanry Cavalry and disbanded again in 1814. It reformed again in 1902 as the East Riding Yeomanry.

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        An Abridgement of Mr. Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding

      Boston: Printed by Manning & Loring, for J. White, Thomas & Andrews, D. West, E. Larkin, J. West and the Proprietor of the Boston Bookstore, 1794. First American edition of the abridged version of Locke's "Essay" and the first appearance of the "Essay" in America in any form. viii, [9]-250 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary full sheep, modern red morocco label, signed on title-page H.N. Fullerton, 1819. First American edition of the abridged version of Locke's "Essay" and the first appearance of the "Essay" in America in any form. viii, [9]-250 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. This abridgment was originally prepared for the use of students by John Wynne, afterwards Bishop of St. Asaph and of Bath and Wells. This was done with Locke's approval and published in 1696. This was well received by scholars, including Thomas Hearne, and was soon translated into French and Italian. Attig, John C. "John Locke" p. 49, no. 280; Shipton and Mooney 27227; Colby Library Quarterly p. 244; Lilly "Grolier 100 Books Famous in English Literature" 36; Library Company of Philadelphia "First American Editions" 6; Grolier "English" 36

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        A New and Correct Map of Scotland or North Britain with all the Post and Military Roads, Divisions, &c

      Sayer, London 1794 - Map, in two sheets. Copper plate engraving with original outline hand color. Each image measures 24.25" x 21.25" This large-scale wall map of Scotland depicts the country in intricate detail. Based on the work of Marcus Armstrong, this two-part map has a particular focus on military and post roads. Hand-colored lines divide and subdivide shires, mountains are depicted pictorially, and bodies of water such as lochs and firths are all labeled. At the upper right is a large inset of the "The Islands of Shetland or Zetland." The upper left corner contains a decorative title cartouche, and the map's lower left contains a key of "Distances of the Principal Stages on the Great Roads Leading from Edinburgh." The map is in good condition with some chips and stains in the margins . Minor offsetting throughout. Robert Laurie (c. 1755 - 1836) and James Whittle (1757-1818) were London-based map and atlas publishers active in the late 18th and early 19th century. Their firm combined Laurie's engraving skills with Whittle's social contacts and print sales experience. Together, they published numerous maps and atlases, often enlisting prominent cartographers such as Kitchin, Faden, Jefferys and others to update and modify their plates. This large map is an impressive example of their work.

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        La Gerusalemme liberata.

      Parma, nel regal Palazzo, co' tipi Bodoniani, 1794. Due volumi in-4ø real folio; 10 cc., 331 pp., 2 cc., 337 pp.; legatura coeva in mezza pelle, tassello in marocchino con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, tagli marmorizzati. Ottimo esemplare. Questa "Gerusalemme liberata" in quarto reale risulta di particolare proporzione ed eleganza tipografica e, come le altre bodoniane, ottima per il testo sugli autografi del Sorrentino, filologicamente curato dal Serassi. Brooks 565. De Lama II, 101. Giani, Cat. 62. Tassiana 310.

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        The Biographical Magazine Containing Portraits & Characters of Eminent and Ingenious Persons, of every Age & Nation

      London: Printed for Harrison & Co.. 1794. First. First edition. Octavo, with portraits of the subjects, marbled endpapers, full dark blue morocco with gilt decorations, a.e.g. Ownership signatures, bookplate, bookseller's label, else a fine, handsome volume. With brief biographies of such notable men as Bacon, Da Vinci, Hogarth, Locke, Newton, Shakspeare, Sterne, Voltaire, among others. .

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        LEON COGNIET FRENCH PAINTER ORIG. OIL ON PANEL PAINTING BATTLE SCENE 19th CEN.

      LEON COGNIET FRENCH PAINTER ORIGINAL OIL ON PANEL PAINTING "BATTLE SCENE" 19th CEN. THE PICTURE WAS EXHIBITED IN DAHLHEIM, GERMANY (AT "KUNSTAUSTELLUNG") END OF THE 19tH - EARLY OF THE 20th CEN. IT WAS ATTRIBUTED AND SIGNED IN PENCIL AT THIS EXHIBITION "COGNIET LEON, GEB. (BORN 1794)" DIMENSIONS: 26.5 x 23.3 cm. (10.4 x 9.1") CONDITION - SEE PHOTOS AGE WEAR SMALL DAMAGES, CRACKS TO EDGES, SOME RUBBING AND MISSING PLACESI SEND IT EMS INSURED Léon COGNIET (Attrib.) (1794-1880 Bataille scène Léon Cogniet (29 August 1794 - 20 November 1880) was a French historical and portrait painter Cogniet was born in Paris. In 1812, he entered the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he studied under Pierre-Narcisse Guérin at the same time as Delacroix and Géricault.[citation needed] In 1817 he won the Prix de Rome and was a resident at the Villa Medici from 1817 to 1822.[citation needed] His first picture of note was Marius among the Ruins of Carthage (1824). He decorated several ceilings in the Louvre and the Halle de Godiaque in the Hôtel de Ville, Paris, and a chapel in the church of Madeleine.[citation needed] At first he painted in classical style, but later adopted the methods of the Romanticists.[citation needed] He died in Paris in 1880.

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        Society of United Irishmen of Dublin. Established November IX. MDCCXCI./ "Let the Nation Stand". [Being the printed Founding Manifesto of this revolutionary organization these are the Declaration, resolutions, addresses, circulars, letters and transactions of the Society].

      Dublin, [Society of United Irishmen]. 1794 - First Edition. Duodecimo. (8), 207 pages (pages 205/206 have been replaced by a mimeographed page and bound with the volume - ask for detailed photographs). Hardcover / Full leather of the early 20th century. Titlepage slightly detached. Otherwise in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Extremely scarce publication ! The Society of United Irishmen was founded as a liberal political organisation in 18th century Ireland that initially sought Parliamentary reform. However, it evolved into a revolutionary republican organisation, inspired by the American Revolution and allied with Revolutionary France. It launched the Irish Rebellion of 1798 with the objective of ending British monarchical rule over Ireland and founding a sovereign, independent Irish republic. During the 1780s, a few liberal members of the ruling Protestant Ascendancy, organised as the Irish Patriot Party led by Henry Grattan, campaigned for: reform of the Irish parliament; a lessening of British interference in Ireland's affairs; and expanding the rights and voting franchise for Catholics and Presbyterians. Backing them up was the Irish Volunteers movement, which had widespread Protestant support. Whilst they had limited success such as the establishment of Grattan's Parliament and the repeal of some of the discriminatory Penal Laws, they fell short of many of their aims. When the parliamentary reform movement collapsed in 1784, it left radicals without a political cause. By the mid-1780s, radicalism in Ireland was taking a new, bolder form, typified by the letters penned by William Drennan which were published in the Belfast Newsletter and in pamphlets. In them he hit out at leaders of the Volunteers such as Grattan and Charlemont for their conservatism and restraint, and at the political establishment for preventing the reform of the Irish parliament. Most notably was his appeal for all Anglicans, Dissenters, and Roman Catholics to unite together as one indifferent association, however he accepted that this would only appeal to the minority within each denomination. Inspiring and increasing the radicalisation of Irish reformists was the French Revolution which had started in 1789, and had so far remained largely bloodless, with the French king forced to concede effective power to a National Assembly. Also in 1789 the Whig party was founded in Ireland and soon it became an alliance of radicals, reform-minded parliamentarians, and dissident representatives of the governing class. By 1791 this alliance however was already fracturing, and several rival Whig clubs were set up by people such as Napper Tandy in Dublin and Belfast. Another grouping was a "shadowy" organisation of eleven people headed by Samuel Neilson, that sought to move the recently revived Volunteer movement in as far a radical direction as possible. The enthusiasm for the French Revolution saw great Irish interest in Thomas Paine's The Rights of Man released in May 1791, which defended it and saw around 20,000 cheap copies printed for digest in Ireland. A couple of months later the Belfast Volunteer company gathered to celebrate the second anniversary of the fall of the Bastille. It was intended that a new radical society was to be announced during the celebrations which William Drennan, who was to give a declaration, asked to add in resolutions. Drennan refused due to the short notice of the request and suggested that a Theobald Wolfe Tone be asked. Tone's reformist radicalism had advanced beyond that of the Whigs, and he proposed three resolutions for the new society, which he named the Society of United Irishmen. The first resolution was for the denouncing of the continuing interference of the British establishment in Irish affairs. The second was for the full reform of the Irish parliament and its representation. The last resolution called for a union of religious faiths in Ireland to "abolish the differences that had long divided Irishmen" and sought to give Catholics po

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        The Natural History of Aleppo And Parts Adjacent. Containing A Description of The City, And The Principal Natural Productions In Its Neighborhood. Together With An Account of The Climate, Inhabitants, And Diseases Particularly The Plague.TWO VOLUMES.

      printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, Lodon 1794 - Volume I: xxiv, 446 pp.+ xxii (appendix) + [1, errata], ex-library stamp on page one, 1 plan, 4 steel engraved folding plates / Volume II: vii, 430 pp. + xxxiv (appendix), + [26, index], ex-library stamp on first page, 16 steel engraved of which 2 are folding, 1 plate with closed tear, some spotting, book plate of Free Public Library verso front covers, contemporary calf, re-backed with new spines, second edition, revised, enlarged, and illustrated with notes by Pat. Russell. Set in good condition. Alexander Russell was physician to the British factory in Aleppo from 1740 to 1753. He learned to speak Arabic fluently and gained great influence with the Pasha and the natives. His work on Aleppo is fascinating, ‘one of the most complete pictures of Eastern manners extant’ according to Pinkerton in his Travels. Russell returned to London in 1755, and the next year saw the first edition of his work. he had been joined at Aleppo in 1750 by his brother Patrick who eventually took over as physician to an English factory. Patrick Russell revised and enlarged the original work in later edition. The section on the domestic life of the Turk was much expanded, and new plates were added. The illustrations in this work are very handsome; the botanical plates are by G.D. Ehret; the unsigned animal plates are presumed to be by Russell himself. Size: 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ovid's Metamorphoses: Traslated by Eminent Persons (3 Vols)

      SIR SAMUEL GARTH, LONDON 1794 - This set contains 3 out of 4 vols; missing Vol. 3; general wear, rubbed/nicked covers, brittle hinges, worn extremities, some foxing, age-toned pages, Vol. 1 front hinge cracked and front endpaper beginning to detach, Vol. 4 has a small tear in front endpaper. DATE PUBLISHED: 1794 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        The Duenna: A Comic Opera (Bound With Works By Sheridan & Others)

      T.N. Longman, London 1794 - Spine cover intact, lacking both boards. Texts clean. First (1794) authorized edition, bound in with The Clandestine Marriage (George Colman & David Garrick, 1800), Pizarro (Richard Brinsley Sheridan, 1800), and The Belle's Stratagem (Mrs. Cowley, 1787). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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