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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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        VIAGENS DE GIBRALTAR A TANGERE, SALÉ, MOGADOR,

      - Sta. CRUZ [do Cabo de Gué], TARUDANTE, MONTE ATLAS E MARROCOS, COMPOSTO EM INGLEZ POR GUILHERME LEMPRIERE, Cirugião; Trasladadas em Vulgar e illustradas com Addições e Notas do Traductor Portugez: DEDICADAS AO ILLmo. E EXmo. SENHOR D. DOMINGOS DE LIMA, MARQUEZ DE NIZA, Do Conselho de Sua Magestade Fidelissima, Capitão de Mar e Guerra da Sua Armada Real, &c, &c. &c. Por MANOEL HENRIQUES DAS NEVES S. PAIO. LISBOA. M. DCC. LXXXXIV. [1794]. Na Of. de Simão Thadeo Ferreira. In 8º (de 16x9,5 cm) [12], 661, [1], pags. Encadernação da época, inteira, de pele, com ferros a ouro na lombada. Ilustrado com um mapa desdobrável (de 25 x 30cm) do Norte de África (com Marrocos e Sahara incluído as cidades de Sugulmessa e Tafilete), intitulado « Novo Correcto Mappa do Imperio de Marrocos» gravado por Lucius sculps. Olisip. 1795. Primeira e única edição em português da viagem realizada a Gibraltar e Tânger, publicada pela primeira vez em 1791 em Londres, sendo mais tarde ampliada e anotada nesta edição de Lisboa. Lemprière dá uma visão geral do país, juntamente com um relato de suas viagens a Tânger, Larache, Salé, Mogador (Essaouira), Taroudant, as Montanhas Atlas e Marrakesh. O autor fornece informações sobre as relações dos muçulmanos com os cristãos, os judeus, as mulheres, a peregrinação a Meca e comércio com Timbuktu. O mapa dobrável de Marrocos apresenta um abundante detalhe topográfico e é datado de 1795. William Lemprière (1751-1834) era filho de Thomas Lemprière de Jersey, cônsul britânico na cidade de Faro, Portugal, e Mary Garnaut, de Lisboa. Juntou-se à guarnição de Gibraltar como cirurgião. Em 1789, o sultão de Marrocos escreveu General O' Hara solicitando um médico inglês para curar o seu filho com a promessa de uma recompensa e da libertação de dez marinheiros náufragos britânicos, Lemprière empreendeu a viagem de 600 milhas. Quando o príncipe melhorou, o sultão enviou-o em peregrinação a Meca (Capítulo X) e simplesmente ignorou pedidos de Lemprière para regressar a Gibraltar. Só após a esposa favorita do sultão ter sido envenenada foi Lemprière autorizado a sair com o pretexto de ir buscar um antídoto. Voltou a Gibraltar no início de 1790, e logo depois publicou o relato das suas aventuras. First and only Portuguese edition of a tour from Gibraltar to Tangier first published in 1791 in London. Lempriere gives an overview of the country along with an account of his travels to Tangier, Larache, Salé, Mogador (Essaouira), Taroudant, the Atlas Mountains and Marrakesh, where he had dealings with the emperor. He also provides information about Muslim relations with Christians, Jews, and women, the pilgrimage to Mecca and trade with Timbuktu. The large folding map of Morocco, with abundant topographical detail, is dated 1795. William Lempriere (1751-1834) was the son of Thomas Lempriere of Jersey, British Consul at the city of Faro, Portugal, and Mary Garnaut of Lisbon. A short time after he joined the garrison of Gibraltar as a surgeon"s assistant in 1789, the sultan of Morocco wrote to General O"Hara requesting an English doctor to be sent to cure the sultan"s son, who was going blind. At the promise of a generous reward and the release of ten shipwrecked British sailors, Lempriere undertook the 600-mile journey. However, when the prince"s health improved his father the sultan sent him on pilgrimage to Mecca (Chapter X), and simply ignored Lempriere"s requests for permission to return to Gibraltar. Only after the sultan"s favourite wife was poisoned was Lempriere allowed to leave, on the pretence that he would fetch an antidote. He returned to Gibraltar in early 1790 and published the account of his adventures soon after. Innocêncio V, 446; XVI, 225. Palau 134871 Location/localizacao: 7-A2-E-64

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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. 12mo. Contemporary sheep, green morocco label. Very rubbed, joints cracked, upper cover detached, head of spine chipped, some browning and offsetting of text. First American edition of the abridged version of Locke's "Essay" and the first appearance of the "Essay" in America in any form. 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. Yolton #132; 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; Alston 7:135; ESTC w23203

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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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        Geologie der Schweiz. Erster Band: Mittelzone und südliche Nebenzone der Alpen Zweiter Band: Nördliche Nebenzone der Alpen. Jura und Hügelland (zus. 2 Bde.).

      8, Bd. I: IV, 1 Bl., 485 S., zahlr. Textabb., 1 farb. Faltkarte Bd. II: VII, 497 S., zahlr. Textabb., Privat-HLdr. d. Zt. m. gold. Rückenprägung, Bd. I m. Lesebändchen., Beide Bde.: Etw. berieben, mit vereinzelten wenigen Stockflecken. Bd. I: Leder mit kl. Abspleissungen, fliegender Vorsatz u. 1 Vakatbl. mit kleiner Randläsion, S. I mit kleinem Einriss beim Innengelenk. Insgesamt schönes Exemplar. Jew. EA. Mit geologischer Übersichtskarte des Alpensystems und seiner Seitengebirge. Mit zahlreichen Gebirgsdurchschnitten. Mit Register. Das erste massgebliche Werk über den geologischen Aufbau der Schweiz. B. Studer (1794-1887) war Prof. d. Mineralogie und Geologie an der Universität Bern.

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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.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. 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.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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        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. Seconde édition. Avec des corrections considérables et une nouvelle carte.

      Paris: Chez Buisson, Impr.-Libr., 1794 - 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; &#134; 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. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1250 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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). &#11;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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        A NARRATIVE OF THE OPERATIONS OF CAPTAIN LITTLE'S DETACHMENT, and of the MAHRATTA ARMY, commanded by PURSERAM BHOW; during the late confederacy in India, against NAWAB TIPPOO SULTAN BAHADUR.

      London: printed for the author, by George Woodfall, and sold by J. Johnson, 1794.. FIRST EDITION, 1794. 4to, approximately 275 x 220 mm, 10¾ x 8½ inches, folding engraved map and 7 engraved plates, pages: [4], xv, [1]-524, [2], the final leaf contains an index to the plates and errata, bound in full calf, rebacked, gilt lettering and blind decoration between raised bands on spine, East India College coat of arms in gilt on both covers, inner hinges neatly strengthened. Binding rubbed, shelf wear to edges, corners repaired, folding map tipped-in on old foxed paper, small neat repair to blank side of map, pale offset and foxing to map, offset from plates onto text and a little pale offset onto plates, a few margins a little dusty, 2 small marginal repairs not affecting text or image, pages have pale age-browning, long old ink presentation from the College to a pupil, otherwise a very good copy. The plates are: A view of Darwar; A view of Chittledroog; A plan of action of the 29th Dec, 1791; Inscription on a gun in Bejapoor; Tippoo's Coins, 2 plates, and 1 plate of Zodiac rupees. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        SEYCHELLES: The Mah&#142; 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 Abb&#142; 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 Abb&#142; 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, ÔIsle SeychellesÕ (today Mah&#142; Island) and Isle Praslin, plus their subsidiary islands. On Mah&#142; Island, at Ôthe HarbourÕ, today the location of the SeychellesÕ capital, Victoria, is marked with ÔA Flagstaff at the Foot of which is placed a Stone which ye French arms are carved thereon in token PossessionÕ, being the location where the French formally claimed the islands in 1756. ÔIsle PraslinÕ likewise features ÔA Flagstaff with a Stone of PossessionÕ. 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 RochonÕs cartography was the Abb&#142;Õs exquisitely drafted original manuscript chart, ÒCarte plate des isles Seychelles, Praslin, Silhouette, et autres qui leur sont adjacentes situ&#142;esÓ (1769), today preserved at the Biblioth&#143;que nationale de France (BnF, d&#142;partement 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, ÔD&#142;couverte et Colonisation des SeychellesÕ, [online article, September 2012], Jean-Paul Morel, ÔLa Digue et la Curieuse en mission de reconnaissance aux "les SeychellesÕ (17 septembre 1768 - 31 janvier 1769), [online article, October 2012], Jean-Paul Morel, ÔLe chevalier Grenier et Alexis Rochon: la nouvelle route des Indes. (30 mai Ð 6 octobre 1769)Õ, [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, 1661-1794. 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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        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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        Die Metropolitankirche zum Heil: Stephan in Wien.]

      2 Etat Wien Artaria um 1794 - Altkolorierte Umrissradierung (Nach der Natur gezeichnet und gestochen von C. Schütz. 1792), 36 x 28 cm. - Der Dom von Nordosten mit reicher Staffage; auf dem Dach des Albertinischen Chors die Jahreszahl 1784. - Bis zum Bildrand beschnitten (Verlust von Titel und Verlagsadresse), gebräunt und leicht stockfleckig, einzelne minimale Papierschäden, insgesamt schöne Rokoko-Vedute. Schwarz 51; Nebehay-Wagner 671/51. - Aus K. Schütz und J. Ziegler, Sammlung von Aussichten der Residenzstadt Wien.

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        General Charte über die sämtlichen Koeniglich Preussischen Staaten nach astronomischen Beobachtungen und den vorzüglichsten Special Charten entworfen von F.L. Güssefeld. Gestochen von Joh. Georg Klinger in Nürnberg. Dessau bey Angely Grimaldi Ano. 1794.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Johann Georg Klinger n. Franz Ludwig Güssefeld b. Angely Grimaldi in Dessau, dat. 1794, 58 x 78 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. S. 359. - Johann Georg Klinger gründete Ende des 18. Jahrh. ein Verlag in Nürnberg und wurde bekannt durch seine Globenproduktion. - Die seltene Karte zeigt den Preussischen Staat. - Unten links Insetkarte des Fürstentums Neuchatel. - Unten rechts Titelkartusche mit Porträt des Preussischen Königs. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste; unter der Karte 8 Meilenzeiger. - Faltkarte auf Leinen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage de la Chine à la côte nord - ouest d'Amérique, faits dans les années 1788 et 1789; précédés de la relation d'un autre Voyage exécuté en 1786 sur le vaisseau le Nootka, parti du Bengale; D'un recueil d'Observations sur la probabilité d'un passage Nord - ouest; Et d'un Traité abrégé du Commerce entre la Côte Nord - ouest et la Chine, etc. etc. Traduits de l' Anglois par J.B.L.J. BILLECOCQ, Citoyen Français.

      F. BUISSON 1794 - Paris, F.Buisson, An 3 (1794). 3 volumes in-8° (205x130mm) et un Atlas in-4° (297x225mm). XXIV-391pp.-[2]-386pp.-[2]-371pp. L'Atlas: titre-1f.-28 pl. H.T. numérotées I à XXVIII. L'atlas contient 28 planches dont 10 dépliantes (cartes, vues et portraits). Mouillure au coin sur 4 planches. Reliures uniformes pleine basane d'époque, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre maroquin rouge et de Tomaison verte, tranches marbrées. Liserés or sur les plats et charnières. Ex Libris Château de Menneval. Bel exemplaire. Manque cuir sur un plat et sur le dos du Tome 2. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vite de' più Eccellenti Pittori Scultori e Architetti...

      Siena: Pazzini Carli, 1791-1794. Eleven volumes, octavo, printed upon pale blue tinted paper with 159 engraved plates, an excellent set in contemporary gilt decorated quarter calf with crimson morocco labels. Remarkably fine and fresh late-18th-century edition of Vasari's Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, beautifully presented in gilt decorated contemporary calf bindings. This edition includes 159 engraved plates, providing portraits for each of the artists included in Vasari's monumental work, along with three special folding plates to accompany the life of Michelangelo. Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) remains the pre-eminent biographer of the Italian Renaissance. A talented artist and architect in his own right, Vasari enjoyed the patronage of the powerful Florentine Medici family. He turned his talents to recording the lives of great artists (including his contemporaries in Florence) and by so doing created a new genre. Vasari's biographies are both informative and intriguing - by combining fact and anecdote with a good measure of gossip he successfully offered his readers intimate insights within an engaging narrative. An experienced artist himself, Vasari introduced enlightened aesthetic and technical criticism throughout his biographies, a significant fact given that the wider public had limited access to the artworks themselves. Vasari's Lives played an important role in disseminating information and promoting Italian artists as celebrities across Europe, and has become the basis of much subsequent scholarship of the Italian Renaissance. In fine original condition.

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        Observations on the River Potomack, the Country adjacent, and the City of Washington.

      New York Loudon and Brower Format: 8° 30 S (ohne die Tafel und Karte) Halbleinen um 1930 mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel breiten Leinenecken und Buntpapierbezug 1794 - Gründungsgeschichte der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika*** Erste Ausgabe der Schilderung des River Potomack und der Stadt Washington, von dem Privatsekretär des ersten Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, George Washington, der die letzten berühmten Worte am Totenbett überlieferte: "'Tis well": Tobias Lear (1762-1816) arbeitete in Washingtons "Potomac Company", die die schiffbarmachung des Potomac Flusses voranbrachte, aber auch in zahlreichen Landverkäufen tätig war. Im Auftrage Washingtons versuchte Lear, amerikanische Ländereien im District of Columbia an Europäer zu verkaufen, wofür er mehrer Reisen in Europa unternahm. Das kleine Büchlein ist also das erste gedruckte Zeugnis dieser Tätitkeit und eng verknüpft mit der amerikanischen Gründungsgeschichte, ein überaus seltenes Zeugnis, das nur in ganz wenigen Exemplaren bekannt ist. Einigen Exemplaren der Auflage wurde noch eine Tafel und eine Karte beigegeben, die hier beide fehlen. Titel und erstes Blatt mit Riss am Bug (lose, Titel alt angesetzt), Titel und wenige weitere Blätter mit hinterlegten Randausrissen, Titel teils stärker tintenfleckig, Blätter gebräunt und leicht angeschmutzt, insgesamt aber im Text vollständig und in guter Gesamterhaltung. Von bemerkenswerter Seltenheit. Kein Exemplar in der Berliner Staatsbibliothek, der KOBV verzeichnet lediglich eine "Elektronische Ressource" in der Universität Potsdam, auch sonst in Deutschland nur Online-Ausgaben. Auch in vielen amerikanische Bibliotheken fehlt ein Originaldruck des Rarissimums. Sabin 39533. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION: Extremely rare original print of Tobias Lear's "Oberservations on the River Potomack", an important early publication about the founding of Washington DC and the settlements to become the United States of America. Lear was personal secretary to President George Washington. Some copies contain a map and a plate which are missing here. Some minor damages as first to leaves loose, some rebacked tear outs to white margins, title page ink stained, slightly browned and foxed, but alltogether a good copy of the extremely rare original print, which can be found only a few libraries worldwide (mostly only digital copies known and accessible). Erste Ausgabe [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A CURIOUS HIEROGLYPHICK BIBLE; or, Select Passages in the Old and New Testaments, represented with emblematical figures, for the Amusement of Youth: designed chiefly to familiarize tender Age, in a pleasing and diverting Manner, with early Ideas of the Holy Scriptures. To which are subjoined, a short Account of the Lives of the Evangelists, and other Pieces, illustrated with Cuts. The Thirteenth Edition.

      Wood-engraved frontispiece, (6), 136pp. Illustrated throughout with wood-engravings. Later 19th century full plain black sheep. 12mo. Head of spine splitting, else a very good copy.

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        The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham. Three volume set

      S Hodgson & Messrs Robinsons, Newcastle 1794 - xxxvi, 592pp, iii; 616pp, xiii; 522pp, xxix + pull-out pedigrees. Woodcut engravings; fold out pedigrees of Clavering and Hutton and map of Durham. Published 1785-1794. Volume 3 was published by F Jollie for the author in Carlisle. Content of Volume 1: Biographies and history of Bishops of Durham; Vol 2: Topography and history of the city of Durham and surrounding areas; Vol 3: Places of interest and historical importance such as Sedgefield, Eggleston, Caldron Snout etc. Bookplate of Sir Andrew Noble Bart; KCB on eps of Vols 1. and 3. Card of Mr. Christopher Seymour Bell on ep of Vol. 2. A lawyer from Barnard Castle, Hutchinson occupied his leisure with writing and, with the help of his friend George Allen, published this valuable 'History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham' between 1785 and 1794. He also wrote a number of topographical works on Northumberland and the Lake District, plays, romances, and gothic tales. G : in Good condition. Rebound. Some browning and foxing throughout. Light water stain to lower half of first 100 pages of Vol 1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [ Maps of the Lakes ]

      Keswick. 1794. First Edition. Hardcover. Original quarter calf over marbled boards, black morocco spine label bearing titles, spine ends and corners worn with some loss of leather from spine ends, upper joint cracked but upper board held on cords, seven folding double page maps without title or text as issued, slight browning and offsetting in places. , 9.5" by 6", Unpaginated pp .

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        A new map of Arabia divided into its several regions and districts.

      London, Laurie & Whittle,, 1794. - Hand-coloured engraved map (61 x 46 cm). Al-Qasimi 211.

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        Book of Common Prayer

      1794. BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Book of Common Prayer, And Administration of the Sacraments. Newcastle Upon Tyne: M. Brown, 1794. Octavo, contemporary full red straight-grain morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $1650.Handsome 18th-century edition of the Book of Common Prayer—the magisterial treasury of ritual, prayer and Scripture that has indelibly shaped the piety and literature of the English-speaking world—distinguished in contemporary morocco-gilt.Born of Thomas CranmerÂ’s desire for liturgical texts upon which all of EuropeÂ’s Protestant, English-speaking churches could agree, the beautiful and dignified language of the Book of Common Prayer, first issued in 1549, has considerably influenced not only ecclesiastical practice, but has served “as a source of spiritual inspirationÂ… for most Englishmen second only to the Bible” (PMM 75). Bound with A New Version of the Psalms of David, by Brady and Tate, also printed in Newcastle by Brown in 1794. Griffiths 1794:10. Contemporary owner signature, dated 1797.Marginal ink stain to Qq2v; mild edge-wear to leaves 3G2 and 3G3. Fine condition, very handsome and desirable in contemporary morocco-gilt.

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