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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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        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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        Curaçao antieke kaart.

      CURA?AO, W.I.C. UITVALSBASIS VOOR HANDEL EN KAAPVAART?Cura?ao, from the originals of Gerard van Keulen??. Kopergravure vervaardigd door Thomas Jefferys uitgegeven door Laurie & Whittle te Londen 1794. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 46,2 x 61,5 cm.Kaart van Cura?o, met rechts een inzet van een plattegrond van Fort Amsterdam gelegen aan de Sint Annabaai. Rechtsboven een viertal kustprofielen van het eiland gezien vanuit verschillende richtingen. Linksonder schaalstokken in Sea Leagues en Dutch miles. Aangegeven zijn ook de plantages, zoutpannen, bronnen en vegetatie.Deze kaart verscheen in ?The West-India Atlas?? met 41 kaarten en 27 pagina?s tekst.Jefferys was een van de belangrijkste Engelse uitgevers van kaarten in de 18de eeuw. Hij vervaardigde kaarten van de gehele wereld, maar zijn beste werk is van Noord-Amerika en West-Indi?. Hij begon zijn carri?re in de kaarten handel in de vroege jaren 1730, hij was werkzaam als graveur voor verschillende Londense uitgevers en begon uiteindelijk zijn eigen winkel. In 1746 werd hij benoemd tot geograaf van de Prince of Wales en werd in 1760 geograaf aan de Koning. Daarmee kreeg hij toegang tot de manuscripten en cartografische informatie in het bezit van de Engelse marine. Begin jaren 1760 begon hij aan een ambitieus project om op basis van nieuw onderzoek van een reeks Engelse graafschappen kaarten te produceren, maar het geld raakte op en zijn faillissement volgde in 1766. Hij werkte vervolgens samen met de Londense uitgever Robert Sayer, die veel van Jefferys' platen tot na zijn dood in 1771 opnieuw uitgaven. Dit exemplaar komt uit een atlas weer iets later uitgegeven door Laurie & Whittle.Jefferys maakte deze kaart naar voorbeeld van Gerard van Keulen, die in 1728 zijn ?Nieuwe Afteekening van het Eyland Curacao?? had gemaakt.Prijs: ?4.150,- (incl. lijst).

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        Mentoria; or, the Young Lady's Friend (in two volumes)

      Printed for Robert Campbell by Samuel Harrison Smith, 1794. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Philadelphia, Printed for Robert Campbell by Samuel Harrison Smith, 1794. First edition. Hardcover, two volumes in one. 106 pp., 116 pp., followed by 3 pp. of ads. In a simple modern rebinding of dark brown calf backing medium brown buckram. Gilt titles and rules on spine, plain endpapers. In very good condition. Pages are age-tanned, but unmarked and pliable. Quite scarce. Last auctioned in 1988. OCLC shows 27 copies worldwide.

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        Paramaribo antieke prent- Stedman.

      GEZICHT OP PARAMARIBO, NEDERLANDSE EN ENGELSE SCHEPEN ONDER ZEIL - ?View of the Town of Paramaribo, with the Road & Shipping; from the opposite Shore.??Aquatint naar het ontwerp van John Gabri?l Stedman, uitgegeven in Londen 1794. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 16 x 41,7 cm. Stedman was een soldaat in de Schotse Brigade van het Nederlandse leger. Hij hielp bij het onderdrukken van een slavenopstand in Suriname. Hij werd verliefd op een slavin, en probeerde haar vrij te kopen. Over zijn ervaringen schreef hij het invloedrijke Narrative, of a five years? expedition, against the revolted Negroes of Surinam, waaruit deze aquatint stamt. Prijs: ?975,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        Anatomische Kupfertafeln nebst dazugehörigen Erklärungen.

      Berlin und Leipzig, G.J. Decker und Heinrich Rottmann (Heft 5 und 6). 1783-1794. - 6 Hefte in 1 Band + Atlasband. 4° bzw. Folio. Zusammen ca. 340 Textseiten. Mit 66 (6 doppelblattgross) gestochenen Tafeln. Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und floraler Rückenvergoldung. Wellcome IV, 89. - Blake 294. - Hirsch-H. IV, 130. - Das Werk umfasst in 6 Heften, die auch einzeln bezogen werden konnten: 1: Von den allgemeinen Decken, Knochen, und vorzüglichsten dazugehörigen Bändern. - 2: Von den Muskeln und Muskelbändern. - 3: Von den Eingeweiden und den dazugehörigen Muskeln und Bändern. - 4: Von den Sinnwerkzeugen und Brüsten. - 5. und 6: Von den Erläuterungen des Nervensystems. - Tafelband durchgehend fingerfleckig. Fliegender Vorsatz mit grösserem Eckausschnitt. Die Tafeln aber sonst meist sauber. Textband ohne den vorderen fliegenden Vorsatz. Einband des Tafelbandes stark bestossen und berieben. Rückenkanten angeplatzt. Buchblock gelockert. Textband beschabt.

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        [Title in Greek, then:] ARISTOTELIS DE POETICA LIBER

      Oxonii: E Typographeo Clarendoniano, 1794. ONE OF 34 LARGE PAPER COPIES (according to Dibdin). Made with the best materials and produced by an expert artisan, this simple but elegant binding is a fitting cover for an edition of Aristotle's "Poetics" described by Dibdin as "very elegant and accurate." Dibdin notes that Large Paper Copies like the present one "form one of the most attractive ornaments of a classical collection." They were "few in number, and costly in price . . . [and were] . . . reserved by the Delegates of the University Press as presents for eminent characters." Maggs Catalogue 966 states that our binder, Christian Kalthoeber, was "considered during his day to be the finest binder in the world." He came to London from Germany, as did several of his countrymen, in order to fill the need generated by English gentlemen for sumptuous bindings in the formation of large libraries, working at first for the well-respected John Baumgarten and then succeeding him in 1781. One of Kalthoeber's bindings was priced at the unheard of sum of 30 guineas, and its reputation became such that George III insisted upon seeing it. Moreover, apparently because of the publicity surrounding his work, Kalthoeber was persistently invited by the Czarina to come to St. Petersburg.. 305 x 197 mm. (12 x 7 3/4"). xx, 219, [1] pp.Edited by Thomas Tyrwhitt. ONE OF 34 LARGE PAPER COPIES (according to Dibdin). FINE CONTEMPORARY RED STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO BY CHRISTIAN KALTHOEBER (his ticket on verso of front free endpaper), covers with triple gilt fillet border, oblique lilies at corners, raised bands flanked by thick and thin gilt rules, gilt titling, turn-ins with pentaglyph and metope roll, leather hinges, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Engraved tailpieces. Front pastedown with bookplate of Charles Hoare. Text in Greek and Latin. Dibdin I, 323. Minor soiling to boards, spine just slightly faded, flyleaves a bit foxed, otherwise AN EXTREMELY FINE COPY, with vast margins, nearly pristine text, and a bright binding showing only the most trivial wear. Made with the best materials and produced by an expert artisan, this simple but elegant binding is a fitting cover for an edition of Aristotle's "Poetics" described by Dibdin as "very elegant and accurate." Dibdin notes that Large Paper Copies like the present one "form one of the most attractive ornaments of a classical collection." They were "few in number, and costly in price . . . [and were] . . . reserved by the Delegates of the University Press as presents for eminent characters." Maggs Catalogue 966 states that our binder, Christian Kalthoeber, was "considered during his day to be the finest binder in the world." He came to London from Germany, as did several of his countrymen, in order to fill the need generated by English gentlemen for sumptuous bindings in the formation of large libraries, working at first for the well-respected John Baumgarten and then succeeding him in 1781. One of Kalthoeber's bindings was priced at the unheard of sum of 30 guineas, and its reputation became such that George III insisted upon seeing it. Moreover, apparently because of the publicity surrounding his work, Kalthoeber was persistently invited by the Czarina to come to St. Petersburg.

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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)

      F And C Rivington, London 1794 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Flora Rustica: Exhibiting accurate figures of such plants a are either useful or injurious in Husbandry. Drawn and engraved by Frederick P. Nodder. (.) With scientific characters, popular descriptions and useful observations.

      London, F.P. Nodder 1792 - 1794 - 4 Bände. Gross-8°. 16 n.n. S. 144 handkolorierte gestochene Tafeln und 144 n.n. Textblätter. Dunkelblaue Halbmaroquinbände um 1920 mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln, wenig Rückenvergoldung und Kopfgoldschnitt. Nissen 1291. -Pritzel 5929. - Erste Ausgabe. - Durchgängig mässig stockfleckig. Vereinzelt gebräunt, die Titelblätter stärker. Gestochenes Exlibris auf den Innendeckeln. Unbeschnittenes breitrandiges Exemplar. Recht seltene Sammlung mit Feldblumen und Gräsern.

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        British synonymy; or, an attempt at regulating the choice of words in familiar conversation. Inscribed, with sentiments of gratitude and respect, to such of her foreign friends as have made English literature their peculiar study

      London: G.G. & J. Robinson, 1794. First edition, 2 vols., 8vo, pp. [2], viii, 423; [], 416; bound without the half-titles in recent marbled boards, brown morocco labels on spines; very good, sound copy. Piozzi's work, her favorite, is intended for the use of foreigners in Britain that he or she might learn the subtle differences in the meanings of words that might otherwise be mistaken for synonyms. Johnson's poem "A Short Song of Congratulation," written for Henry Thrale's Nephew, Sir John Lade, on his coming of age, is here printed in full for the first time. The book also contains many allusions to Dr. Johnson throughout. Alston III, 524; Courtney 173; Fleeman 94.4PBS/1a; Rothschild 1552.

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        Journal de l'Ecole Polytechnique ou Bulletin du travail fait à cette école, publié par le conseil d'instruction et d'administration de cet établissement.

      Paris, Imprimerie de la République, An III - V (1794-1796). ____ Très rare tête de série de cette publication prestigieuse. Les plus grands savants de l'époque ont publié dans cette revue, qui est de première importance pour l'histoire des sciences. Dans les 4 premiers cahiers que nous proposons, on relève les signatures de Monge, Lagrange, Prony, Baltard, Fourcroy, Vauquelin, Berthollet, Chaptal, Guyton de Morveau, Hassenfratz.... "L'influence [de l'Ecole Polytechnique)] rayonne au loin par les cours de ses professeurs, presque toujours publiés, et dont l'ensemble constitue une collection d'admirables traités, base du haut enseignement mathématique en France et à l'étranger." Daumas, Hist. de la science, 621. Avec 20 planches ou tableaux gravés dépliants hors-texte. On trouve à la fin du 4e cahier un table des matières pour tous ces volumes. Quelques auréoles d'humidité, des manques au dos des brochage, mais exemplaire tel que paru, à toutes marges, non coupé, avec toutes ses couvertures en papier bleu de publication. Provenance : Cachet de l'Ecole et ex-libris manuscrit : Au C[itoy]en Laupiés. Anne-Victoire Laupiès est entré à Polytechnique dès la première année de son existence (1794). Il était en 1826, employé dans l'administration Canal du Midi, à Narbonne. (Cf. Répertoire de l'école Impériale Polytechnique, 1855). *-------* Very rare first issues of this prestigious publication. The greatest scientists of the period published in this journal. In the first four volumes here, we find articles by Monge, Lagrange, Prony, Baltard, Fourcroy, Vauquelin, Berthollet, Chaptal, Guyton de Morveau, Hassenfratz. 4 volumes in-4. Collation : VIII, 189, (2) pp., 3 pl. / VIII, 208 pp., 6 pl. / (4), XVI, (3), 210-444 pp., 2 pl. / (2) ,XXVIII, (1) 446-744, (3) pp., 9 pl. Broché, couverture imprimée.

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        Faust's Leben, Thaten und Höllenfahrt. In fünf Büchern. 2. verb. u. verm. Ausg.

      St. Petersburg [d.i. Leipzig], o.V. [Jacobäer], 1794. - 4 Bll., 411 S., mit Frontispiz, gest. Titel u. 5 blattgroßen Kupfern, Kl.-8°, Halbleinen d. Zt. mit Rückentext Engel 1368: "Diese neue Ausgabe Faust's, welche die wiederholten Nachdrücke verhindert haben, ist um vieles vermehrt worden; andeuten lassen sich diese Vermehrungen nicht, da sich durch's Ganze und zwar bis an's Ende zerstreut sind. Dann folgt von Seite 3-411 der Text, welcher gegen die erste Auflage, besonders am Ende und im 'Epilogus', vielfach und umfangreich erweitert ist." - Faust, der an das Gute glaubt, bekommt vom Teufel die Welt aus einer anderen Sicht gezeigt: "Der Vertrag, den Klinger's Faust mit dem Teufel abschließt, ruht auf einer Bedingung, welche dem Romantiker Raum genug läßt, um seinen satyrischen Humor spielen zu lassen." (Engel) - Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger (1752-1831), deutscher Dichter u. Dramatiker. Sein 1776 erschienenes Stück "Sturm und Drang" (ursprünglich "Der Wirrwarr") wurde namensgebend für eine ganze Literaturepoche. - Einband beschabt u. bestossen u. mit Abrissen des Bezugpapiers; leicht schief gelesen; Innendeckel mit alter Illustration, die Mephistopheles auf der Weltkugel stehend zeigt "Satan regit"; Vorsatz mit drei Signaturen; Seiten leicht gebräunt u. tlw. leicht fleckig, sonst ein gutes Expl.

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        Voyages chez différentes nations sauvages de l'Amérique septentrionale. Renfermant des détails curieux sur les moeurs, usages, cérémonies religieuses, le système militaire, etc., des Cahnuagas, des Indiens des Cinq et Six Nations, Mohawks, Connecedagas, Iroquois, etc., des Indiens Chippeways, et autres Sauvages de diverses tribus ; sur leurs langues, les pays qu'ils habitent, ainsi que sur le commerce de pelleteries et fourrures qui se fait chez ces peuples. Avec un état exact des postes situés sur le Fleuve St-Laurent, le Lac Ontario, etc.

      Paris, Prault, Fuchs, 1794. ____ Première édition française. John Long, trafiquant de fourrures, né à Londres, (circa 1768-1791) ne nous est connu que par son volume intitulé "Voyages and travels of an Indian interpreter and trader", publié à Londres en 1791. "L'intérêt de l'ouvrage tient aux descriptions détaillées et relativement objectives qu'il fournit de la vie des Indiens. Long y déplore les gestes posés par les Indiens en état d'ébriété, mais il reconnaît que, dans une large mesure, leurs difficultés étaient le résultat direct de l'influence et de l'exemple des Blancs. (Au cours d'une querelle d'ivrognes, il avait lui-même poussé le curé de Tadoussac (Québec) dans les eaux du Saint-Laurent.) L'ouvrage a également le grand mérite de présenter des listes détaillées de termes utilisés par les Inuit, les Agniers, les Algonquins, les Mohegans, les Chaouanons et les Sauteux." (Dictionnaire biographique du Canada en ligne). Traduction, avec des notes et additions, de Billecocq. Illustré par une carte dépliante gravée par Tardieu. Feuillets un peu roussis. Bon exemplaire.*****. In-8. [189 x 120 mm] Collation : (4), XXXVI, 320 pp., 1 carte dépl. Demi-basane brune à coins, dos à nerfs orné, tranches jaunes. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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

      London: Printed for J. Bell. The Second Edition.. Upper spine with damage (2 cm of the spine missing). Binding a little shaky but holding. Minor dampstain to endpaper and halftitle. Name of preowner on endpaper. Overall very good -. Absolutely scarce !. The Second Edition. London, Printed for J. Bell, 1794. Small Octavo. 256 pages. Hardcover / Contemporary half leather with 19th century spinelabel. Upper spine with damage (2 cm of the spine missing). Binding a little shaky but holding. Minor dampstain to endpaper and halftitle. Name of preowner on endpaper. Overall very good -. Absolutely scarce !

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

      Printed by Manning & Loring, for J. White, Thomas & Andrews, D. West, E. Larkin, J. West and the Proprietor of the Boston Bookstore, Boston 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. 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 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      Berlin, 1794. 496 pages pp. 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. First Edition. 17031504

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        Indonesia, Strait of Sunda or Batavia - Laurie and Whittle, 1794.

      INDONESIA NAUTICAL CHART?A New Chart for Sailing between the Straits of Sunda or Batavia and the Straits of Banca and Gaspar.? Copper engraving from ?The East-India Pilot, or Oriental Navigator? published in London by Robert Laurie and James Whittle in 1794. Coloured by a later hand. Size: 50,8 x 68,6 cm.Nautical chart of northwestern Java and eastern Sumatra, including the Straits of Sunda and the Strait of Banca. The map covers from the Strait of Banca southwards to the Krakatoa volcano, the east as far as Batavia (Jakarta). Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, this region was a major battleground between rival Dutch, British, and Portugese trading monopolies. The Dutch and British in particular contested over northwestern Java, with its easy access to regional spice, in particular pepper, ports. In 1602 the British East India Company established a trade entrepot at Bantam to contest the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in nearby Batavia. The Dutch, allied with a local Sultan, eventually drove the English out of Bantam and Java itself. By the end of the 18th century, when this map was made, the Bantam entrepot was little more than a name on a map - as seen here - while Batavia further east had risen, with a population of nearly one million, to dominate Java. In 1800, just six years after this map was published, the VOC was formally dissolved and the Dutch East Indies established in its place as a full-fledged national colonial venture. The British meanwhile established themselves in Bencoolen, on Sumatra, and later in Singapore and Malacca.Cartographically this chart is derived from earlier maps prepared for Jean-Baptiste d?Apres de Mannevillette?s 1745 Neptune Oriental. It was subsequently updated and revised under Laurie and Whittle based on charts compiled by Captain Lestock Williams. The map offers rich detail including countless depth soundings, notes on the sea floor, commentary on reefs, rhumb lines, shoals, place names and a wealth of other practical information for the mariner.Price: ?975,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        An Accurate Map of Great Britain, France & Ireland, with Part of Spain, Germany, Denmark &c. Showing at One View the True Bearing and Horizontal Distance, of any Place within 700 Miles of London; Drawn from the Best Authorities

      Laurie & Whittle, London 1794 - Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 20 1/8" x 20 1/8" This unusual yet beautiful hemispherical projection of Western Europe is centered on London, such that the compass bearings are drawn as straight lines. The map has a 700 mile radius that encompasses the Faroe Islands, Bergen in Norway, Munich in Germany, Parma in Italy, the northern coasts of Majorca and Minorca, and Galicia in Spain. Countries, counties, and cities are all labeled. The map also features lovely pastel hand-coloring, with England colored a vibrant pink that stands out markedly against pale green France. In fact, the latter country seems almost to fade into the water, another possible element of the map's colonial-era image of British supremacy. An annotation in the lower left corner attests to the map's accuracy. The map is in good condition with very minor tears and wear to the edges of the sheet, not affecting the image. Small stain on the bottom border and very minor foxing. 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%u2019s engraving skills with Whittle%u2019s 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 unusual map is a fascinating example of their work.

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        Indonesia, West Coast of Sumatra - Laurie and Whittle, 1794.

      INDONESIA NAUTICAL CHART?A Chart of the West Coast of Sumatra from Old Bencoolen to Buffaloe Point containing the Road of Bencoolen and Poolo Bay. Plan of Rat Island. Plan of Poolo Bay.?Copper engraving from ?The East-India Pilot, or Oriental Navigator? published in London by Robert Laurie and James Whittle in 1794. Coloured by a later hand. Size: approx. 63,5 x 53,3 cm.Nautical chart of the west coast of Sumatra in the vicinity of Bencoolen or Fort Marlborough. The map is divided into three sections, the left hand side being a general nautical chart of the approaches to Bencoolen and Fort Marlborough, the right hand plans are details of Rat Island and Poolo Bay. Bencoolen (Bengkulu) was established as a pepper-trading center by the British East India Company in 1685. By the time this map was drawn Bencoolen has been renamed ?Old Bencoolen?, being superseded in 1714 by Fort Marlborough just to the south. The map offers considerable detail on the approaches to Bencoolen for which Rat Island (top right submap) is an important marker, as well as a staging post were vessels could dry anchor and dry nets. Poolo Bay (Pulau Bay) (bottom right submap), some seven miles south of Fort Marlborough, was at the time an excellent harbor and anchorage. There the map identifies warehouses as well as lime ovens and a fresh water source.Though most charts in the East-India Pilot were derived from earlier maps prepared for Jean-Baptiste d?Apres de Mannevillette?s 1745 Neptune Oriental, this particular chart is a new production unique to Laurie and Whittle. The map offers rich detail including countless depth soundings, notes on the sea floor, commentary on reefs, rhumb lines, shoals, place names and a wealth of other practical information for the mariner. Cartographically it was derived from surveys by Captain Joseph Huddart, John Price, and a Mr McDonald.Price: ?975 (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        Invertito. Jahrbuch für die Geschichte der Homosexualitäten: 9. Jahrgang 2007 von Fachverband Homosexualität und Geschichte e.V. (Herausgeber)

      Berlin bekommt ein Mahnmal für die homosexuellen Opfer des Nationalsozialismus. Der Entwurf hatte eine heftige Kontroverse ausgelöst. In Wien wird der Morzinplatz mit einem Mahnmal zum "Rosa Platz" umgestaltet. In der zentralen israelischen Gedenkstätte für Opfer des Holocaust Yad Vashem haben im letzten Jahr erstmals offiziell auch schwule Opfer an den Gedenkfeierlichkeiten teilgenommen. Der 9. Jahrgang von Invertito greift diese Thematik auf und berichtet über verschiedene Initiativen. Weitere Themen sind - das "schwule" Leben im Breslau der 1920er und 1930er Jahre - die Vorgeschichte der Aufhebung der Todesstrafe auf "unnatürliche Sünden" im "Allgemeinen preußischen Landrecht" von 1794 - ein Porträt von August Fleischmann, Vorkämpfer der Münchener Homosexuellenbewegung zu Beginn des letzten Jahrhunderts.

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        World, rare 18th century wall map.

      ?A General Map of the World or Terraqueous Globe, with all the New Discoveries and Marginal Delineations, Containing the Most Interesting Particulars in the Solar, Starry and Mundane Systems . . . 1794??.Drawn in London by Thomas Dunn based on earlier cartographic research by J. B. B. D'Anville. Published by Laurie and Whittle as plate nos. 1-2 in the 1797 edition of Thomas Kitchin's General Atlas. Size: 106,7 x 124,5 cm.Beautiful double hemisphere wall map of the world, embellished with a number of different Celestial Models. The map was revised several times to include the discoveries of Captain Cook?s 3 voyages. The general outline of North America is known in 1794. However, few inland expeditions had extended westward beyond the Mississippi. The map notes two separate speculative courses for the mythical River of the West, a northern route extending from Lake Winnipeg and a southern route passing south of Winnepeg through Pike's lake. South America exhibits a typically accurate coastline and limited knowledge of the interior beyond Peru and the populated coastlands. A few islands are noted off the coast, including the Galapagos, which are referred to as the Inchanted Islands. The Amazon is vague with many of its tributaries drawn in speculatively. In Africa we also find the coasts well defined but a vague interior. The Nile River follows the Ptolemaic course with a presumed source in two lakes at the base of the "Mountains of the Moon". Asia is exceptionally well mapped reflecting the most recent information available in Europe. Australia appears in full as New Holland or Terra Australis. Numerous points along the coast are named with associated notes regarding the activities of various explorers. Van Diemen's Land or Tasmania is curiously attached to the mainland - an error that many earlier maps had long ago corrected. There is little trace of either Antarctica or the Great Southern continent.Price: ?4.500,- (excl. BTW/VAT).

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        Indonesia, Strait of Bali - Laurie and Whittle, 1794.

      INDONESIA NAUTICAL CHART?A New Plan of the Straits Situated to the East of Java & Madura commonly called The Straits of Bali and of Pondi and Respondi.? Copper engraving from ?The East-India Pilot, or Oriental Navigator? published in London by Robert Laurie and James Whittle in 1794. Coloured by a later hand. Size approx. 35, 6 x 50,8 cm.Nautical chart of the Strait of Bali, Indonesia, from Java?s eastern extension to include the western half of Bali and the islands of Madura and Respondi (Sapudi). An inset near the left border details Java?s Bay of Ballambouang. Java was a major producer of rice during the colonial era. Madura and most of Java was under the influence of the Dutch during this period.The map offers rich detail including countless depth soundings, notes on the sea floor, commentary on reefs, rhumb lines, shoals, coastal features, place names and a wealth of other practical information for the mariner. Cartographically this chart is derived from earlier maps prepared for Jean-Baptiste d?Apres de Mannevillette?s 1745 Neptune Oriental. De Manevillette based his chart, as noted under the title, on ?observations and remarks of the English Ships; the Winchelsea, commanded by the learned Mr. Howe, from whose surveys the Plan of the Eastern Part of Madura, and the Straits has been delineated; the Chesterfield in 1760; the Royal George in 1766; and of the French Ships, l?Elephant, and le Chameau, 1759: agreeable also with the remarks made by the English Ships, Onslow, Triton, Sandwich, Osterley, in 1758; Tavistock and Hawke in 1759?.Price: ?975,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        Der Drususbogen an der Porta San Sebastiano in Rom, Feldseite, 1794

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: Unterhalb der Darstellung in der Druckplatte signiert, datiert und bezeichnet: "J. Mechau f. Romae 1794 | Arco di Druso, ora, Porta di St: Sebastiano". Werkverzeichnis: Nagler 8, Nr. 4; Fichter Nr. 35. Serie: Mahlerisch radirte Prospecte von Italien, von Johann Christian Reinhart, Jakob Wilhelm Mechau und Albert Christoph Dies. Grösse: 34,2 x 25,7 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: 49,3 x 39,2 cm (Papier). 37,6 x 27,9 cm (Plattenmaß). Beschreibung: Der irrtümliche Name stammt aus dem 16. Jahrhundert und bezeichnet den Bogen der Aqua Antoniniana, eines Nebenarmes der Aqua Marcia, die hier die Via Appia Antica überquerte. Die Wasserleitung entstand im 3. Jahrhundert und versorgte die Caracalla-Thermen. Hinter dem dichtbewachsenen Bogen erheben sich die zinnenbewehrten Türme der Porta S. Sebastiano, eines der Tore der Aurelianischen Stadtmauer. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Eingang zur Villa des Maecenas, 1794

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: Unterhalb der Darstellung in der Druckplatte signiert, datiert und bezeichnet: "A. C. Dies incise Roma 1794 | Porta scura, o. sia Entrata nella Villa Mecenate". Werkverzeichnis: Andresen III, Nr. 21; Fichter Nr. 64. Serie: Mahlerisch radirte Prospecte von Italien, von Johann Christian Reinhart, Jakob Wilhelm Mechau und Albert Christoph Dies. Grösse: 24,7 x 35,2 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: 39,3 x 48,9 cm (Papier). 28 x 37,3 cm (Plattenmaß). Beschreibung: Eine Tagebucheintragung Schinkels vom 15. Oktober 1824 bezieht sich auf diesen Tunnel, der sich zum Ort hin öffnet: „Die alte Straße führte durch die Villa in einem langen, weiten, hoch gewölbten Gang hindurch, der noch ganz erhalten ist [ ] Auf der großen Plattform [ ] über den gewölbten Ruinen der Villa [ ] hat man die unbegrenzte Aussicht in die römischen Fernen." (Schinkel 1979, S. 221). Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Plan of Galloon Bay on the Island of Hay-nan

      London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. unbound. Sea chart. Hand colored copper plate engraving. Image measures 19.5" x 25". This lovely 1794 sea chart depicts Yelong Bay or Galloon Bay on the southern coast of Hainan (Haynan), China. Rhumb lines emanate from the center of the map, spreading out in every direction toward the highly detailed coastlines of the peninsula and its surrounding islands. Xizhou (Turtle Island), Dongzhou (Rocky Island), and Yeshudao (Middle Island) are identified, as is a freshwater lake. Depth soundings are noted throughout as are sand banks and other coastal features important for navigation. Illustrations of buildings adorn the coast with ships sailing in the waters.<br><br>The map, according to the title, presents the bay where the ship 'Earl of Sandwich', under the command of Captain Charles Deane wintered in 1776 and 1777 after having lost her passage to China. Today this region is a premier resort area of Yalong Bay which boasts the finest beaches. <BR><BR>The map appeared in Laurie & Whittle's 1794 "Neptune Orientale." It is in good condition with full margins. Verso repairs and fills along the centerfold and bottom margins. Minor offsetting.<BR><BR>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 map is a beautiful example of their work.

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        SEYCHELLES: The Mahé Islands in the Indian Ocean 180 Leagues to the North East of Madagascar Geometrically Surveyd in the Year 1768 by L'Abbe Rochon; with the Tracks and Soundings of Several Vessels, Chiefly of the Flute la Digue and the Schooner La Curieuse; from a Drawing communicated by Capt. John Hasell of the Duke of Portland Indiaman.

      London, . 1794 - Copper engraving (Very Good, strong impression and wide original blank margins, light toning, light printing transference), 55 x 50 cm. A fine and scarce British edition of the first broadly accurate chart of the main islands of the Seychelles, based on the mapping of Abbé Rochon, published the year that Britain conquered the islands. This attractive sea chart represents the first broadly accurate mapping of the main islands of the Seychelles, predicated upon the cartography of Alexis-Marie de Rochon (popularly known as the Abbé Rochon), the result of the important 1768-9 French missions to prepare the islands for permanent settlement and to assess the local ocean currents in order to find a faster sailing route between Southern Africa and India. The map focuses on the two main islands of the archipelago, &#145;Isle Seychelles&#146; (today Mahé Island) and Isle Praslin, plus their subsidiary islands. On Mahé Island, at &#145;the Harbour&#146;, today the location of the Seychelles&#146; capital, Victoria, is marked with &#145;A Flagstaff at the Foot of which is placed a Stone which ye French arms are carved thereon in token Possession&#146;, being the location where the French formally claimed the islands in 1756. &#145;Isle Praslin&#146; likewise features &#145;A Flagstaff with a Stone of Possession&#146;. Throughout the chart, all major inlets, headlands, anchorages, as well as navigational hazards and bathymetric soundings are marked. Notably, the map also labels the tracks of the French surveying vessels, the La Digue and La Curieuse, which conducted a reconnaissance of the island in 1768. The present map was published by the leading British chart-making firm of Robert Laurie & James Whittle, and was issued within their highly influential maritime atlas of African and Asian navigation, The East-India Pilot, or Oriental Navigator (London, 1797). The prime antecedent of all of the various French and British charts of the Seychelles based on Rochon&#146;s cartography was the Abbé&#146;s exquisitely drafted original manuscript chart, "Carte plate des isles Seychelles, Praslin, Silhouette, et autres qui leur sont adjacentes situées" (1769), today preserved at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF, département Cartes et plans, GE SH 18 PF 222 DIV 3 P 5). SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION. References: OCLC: 861361948; Cf. For background see: Jean-Paul Morel, &#145;Découverte et Colonisation des Seychelles&#146;, [online article, September 2012], Jean-Paul Morel, &#145;La Digue et la Curieuse en mission de reconnaissance aux îles Seychelles&#146; (17 septembre 1768 - 31 janvier 1769), [online article, October 2012], Jean-Paul Morel, &#145;Le chevalier Grenier et Alexis Rochon: la nouvelle route des Indes. (30 mai &#150; 6 octobre 1769)&#146;, [online article, October 2012]

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        A collection of printed and manuscript documents relating to religious relics in the private chapels of the Durazzo family palace and villa, including 12 printed and 2 manuscript relic authentications

      Genoa, Rome and other places, 1794. Binding size 335 x 233 mm. Contents: 18 documents: 12 printed authentication forms ("authentics"), all accomplished in manuscript, most with woodcut arms of the issuing cleric at top, some with woodcut or typographic three-quarter borders; all with official wax seals or stamps, most attaching a second sheet of paper; plus two full-sheet (2-leaf) manuscript authentification forms and 4 manuscript sections of notes, one in four pages, totalling 8 pages; with two loosely inserted manuscript slips. Many of the authentication forms originally folded, with residual creases, some fraying and staining, sewing loose, a few documents detached. The documents stitched into pale green silk covers over flexible boards, splendidly embroidered, both covers with outer yellow border enclosing a silver arabesque border punctuated with abstract fleur-de-lis in silver, beige and brown, at center the large Durazzo coat of arms embroidered in orange, cream, red, gray, and various shades of blue, set within a large and elegant ornamental cartouche in brown, green, cream and green silk, surmounted by a marquess's crown of with white-dotted silver wire thread with "gems" in green; dark pink satin liners; some darkening to covers possibly from paste used for the liners, stains to lower portion of front cover, a few threads frayed, apparent loss to embroidered motifs on spine, some light soiling, but overall in remarkably fine condition. Provenance: Durazzo family, supra-libros and contents; the volume was acquired in Italy and legally exported (export license will be provided to the purchaser). *** A noble Italian family's relic authentications, in a magnificent embroidered silk binding. This superlative volume is both a beautuful book object and a window into a routine but often neglected aspect of Catholic religious life, codified in the Council of Trent, but inextricable from Christian practice from the earliest era. Mostly printed forms filled in by Bishops or protonotaries, each with its official wax seal or stamp, the documents contained herein confirm the authenticity of fragments from the bodies, clothes, hair, and personal effects of two dozen Saints, the veil of the Virgin, and several fragments of the True Cross. These precious and highly evocative certificates reveal a side of Catholic bureacracy rarely seen but nonetheless crucial to the perpetuation of ecclesiastical power. Most interestingly and unusually, the present certificates of authenticity were issued for relics preserved in the private chapels of a prominent noble family, and were carefully stitched into lavishly embroidered covers emblazoned with the family crest. The Durazzo (or Durazzi) family was one of the most powerful families of Genoa, who contributed no fewer than nine Doges to the city; at the time this volume was assembled the paterfamilias was Marcello Durazzo, Doge of Genoa from 1767 until his death in 1791. Relics are a bedrock of the Catholic Church. "In opposition to the Iconoclasts ... the Second Council of Nicaea anathematized those who despised holy relics and laid down that no church should be consecrated without them... The theological foundation of the cult of relics was worked out by the Schoolmen, especially St. Thomas Aquinas, on the principles laid down by Jerome and Augustine. ... In the 16th century the doctrine was confirmed by the Council of Trent..." (Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, 3rd edition, 1997, p. 1388). To combat the always looming threat of fakes, the Church developed a regulatory system "requir[ing] the authentication of relics if they were to be publicly venerated. They had to be sealed in a reliquary and accompanied by a certificate of authentication, signed and sealed by someone in the Congregation for Saints, or by the local Bishop where the saint lived. Without such authentication, relics are not to be used for public veneration. The Congregation for Saints, as part of the Roman Curia, holds the authority to verify relics in which documentation is lost or missing. The documents and reliquaries of authenticated relics are usually affixed with a wax seal" (Wikipedia, article "Relics"). Although these printed forms provide a glimpse of a veritable industry of relic certificates, the rules governing the process were, and remain, rigorous. The Council of Trent decreed, for example, that "in this matter bishops should make use of the advice of theologians and of other pious persons. It would seem that among the latter should be included those who are trained experts in history and archaeology.... The bishop must take care that the relics which are to be authenticated are such as can be exposed fittingly to the veneration of the faithful....He must inquire as to the identity of the relic, i.e. that it really belongs to the saint to whom it is ascribed. ... Among the principal proofs relied upon are: tradition or the veneration by the Church for a long time; the testimony of pious persons worthy of faith and beyond exception, ... or the writing that is found with the relics; and miracles which are done or have been done through their instrumentality. Relics which are recently discovered or produced for the first time cannot be exposed to the veneration of the faithful until they have been duly authenticated and approved" (E. Taunton, The Law of the Church: A Cyclopedia of Canon Law [1906], pp. 54-55). Whether these rules were observed to the letter or not, authentication certificates, known in English as "authentics," granted the right to place and exhibit the relic for the veneration of the faithful in any church, oratory, or chapel. Formulaic phrases came to be used in the authentications (still used in modified forms today). While subject to variation, the consecratory significance remained the same, as is evident from the present documents. Also obvious is the virtually equal importance of the vessels holding the holy relics: usually provided with one or two rock crystal faces, to enable viewing of the relic, these reliquaries, almost always of gold or silver and embellished with filigree or bejewelled decoration, are described in at least as much or more detail than the relics themselves. As explained in two full-page manuscript notes at the head of the volume, dated 1758 and 1763, the present volume contains authentications of relics held in two large silver urns, labeled urn A and urn B, kept in the "new" private family chapel in the apartments of Maria Maddalena Durazzo (1715-1780), Marcello's wife (and cousin). It contains fourteen authentication documents, dating from 1661 to 1794, though most are from the 1730s to 1760s (the document from 1794 is a later, loose insert). Twelve are printed forms completed in manuscript and signed by the officials named in the headings, including Bishops, Archbishops and protonotaries from Genoa or Rome but also from as far afield as Myra in Asia Minor or Porphyreon (present-day Jieh, Lebanon). The documents were issued from Rome, Genoa, the Bishopric of Minerbino (near Bari), and Venice, provided with the requisite seals or stamps, and witnessed, often several years later, by clerics receiving them in Genoa (though one is witnessed by one of the family members, one Maria Anna Durazzi). Two further authentics at the end are entirely in manuscript; written from Genoa in a hasty and barely legible scrawl, they appear to relate to the bequest in 1762 of a group of relics from Marcello Durazzo's mother Paola Fransone Durazzo, to her daughter in law "Manin" (i.e., Maria Maddalena?) Durazzo, the contents of which are itemized in a four-page list. This unusual list consists of a veritable catalogue, not directly of the relics per se, but of the authentications of the relics, apparently necesary for record-keeping since the documents themselves are not present in the volume. Among the relics listed in the authentics and in the manuscript catalogue of other authentics a rather large proportion are fragments of the Virgin's veil. There are also several pieces of the Cross, of which one is itself in the form of a cross, and is housed in a cruciform crystal and gilt bronze reliquary; fragments of the bones of St. Anne, of Saints Mary Magdalene, Francis de Sales, Jeanne de Chantal (founder of the Visitation order), the Apostle Paul, Luigi Gonzaga, Andrea Avellino, Paola Matrona Romana, the Patriarch St. Dominic (founder of the Dominican order), St. Francis of Paola (founder of the order of the Minims), St. Paschal of Baylon, St. James the Apostle and St. Anthony the Abbott (or the Great). Moving beyond bones, there are hairs of St. Catherine of Bologna, teeth of St. Placid, parts of the intestines (Precordi) of St. Frances of Rome and St. Filippo Neri, drops of blood and fat of the martyred St. Lawrence, pieces of the cloak of St. Joseph, of the cowl of Francis of Assisi, of the sheet in which St. Alexander Sauli slept, and of Pope Pius V's belt, vest, ashes, and Agnus Dei (small wax disks impressed with the figure of the Lamb; these were blessed at certain seasons by the Pope and sometimes worn as objects of devotion), and the complete remains of St. Justin Martyr. (A full list of contents in note form is available on request.) When any of the relics (such as the body of St. Justin Martyr, authenticated on 14 August 1758), had to be opened, were moved or exhibited, a new authentication was required, and full details of the relic's movements or adjustments are provided (St. Justin's head, for example, required some "stabilization" after it was moved to the public chapel next to the family's Ramairone villa...). A few authentics mention the Durazzos specifically or state that the relics were sent as a gift from the Pope, e.g., the second printed document, "from the desk of" Fr. Silvester Merani, Titular Bishop of Porphyreon, signed and dated 19 May 1742, certifying a piece of the Veil of the Virgin, from the church of St. Anastasia in Rome, sent by special order of Pope Benedict XIV; or the authentication of the aforementioned body of St. Justin Martyr, also from Merani (though the printed form is different), dated 14 August 1758, which states that the relic was sent from the Cemeterio [that word being part of the printed formulary] S. Calista, by order of Pope Clement XIII, as a gift to his Excellence Master Marcello, Marquess Durazzo. (The catacombs of St. Callixtus, from the third century the officlal burying ground of the Church in Rome, contained the remains of dozens of martyrs and hundreds of early Christians, and naturally became one of the principal officially sanctioned sources of relics.) These surprising asides seem to imply that relics, which could of course never be sold, could nonetheless be "earned" as a reward for influence or an acknowledgement of social prestige. The sumptuous embroidered binding appears to date from the second half of the 18th century. Embroidered bindings from this period are usually smaller; examples of this size and quality very seldom survive in such good condition, and surface very rarely on the market.

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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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        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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