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        Szenen zur Franz

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: oben rechts jedes bezeichnet: "4 | 5| 6"; unten mittig jedes bezeichnet. Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 735 IIa/II. Serie: 6 Bl

      [Bookseller: H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel e.K.]
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        Siri Brahe oder die Neugierigen. Ein Schauspiel in drei Aufzügen. Aus dem schwedischen übersetzt von J. A. Gruttschreiber.

      1794 - Berlin, bei J. F. Unger, 1794. 8:o. Engraved portrait,XII,(4),139 pp. Early 20th-century burgundy morocco, slightly worn, with raised bands, sparingly gilt spine, gilt cover edges and inner dentelles (J. Gerbers, Hamburg). Top edge gilt, all other edges trimmed. Some foxing and spotting. Minor dampstains in lower margin on the portrait, pp. 33-48 and 93-96. Minor tear in lower margin on p. 101. Discoloured lower corner on p. 131. Dedication by F. Rambach at bottom of title. Klemming Sveriges dramatiska litteratur pp. 143-44, edition a. First edition, published in German translation before the Swedish original. The play was first performed in 1788 and printed in Swedish in "Skrifter "1806. The translator was secretary at the Prussian legation in Stockholm. With a postscript by F. Rambach on Swedish theatre in general and on the play in particular. Danish and French translations were also published. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
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        Malerischer Reise - Atlas des Rheins von Basel bis zum Meere.

      - Stahlstich von sechs Platten v. F.W. Delkeskamp ( 1794 - 1872 ) b. F.W. Delkeskamp, Frankfurt / Main, datiert 1852, 225 x 28 cm Schöne Rheinlaufkarte mit Reliefdarstellung aus der Vogelschau; mit einhundertundfünfzig Randansichten sowie achtzehn Plänen, darunter Teile von Holland und Belgien; enthält die Dampfschiffverbindungen nach England; in hervorragendem Zustand; anhängender Begleittext in deutscher Sprache; durchgehend leicht fleckig; Faltstellen leicht gebräunt und minimalst berieben; Einband in fast einwandfreiem Zustand. Sattler C. 7 ( Liste zur Ausstellung während der Kölner Antiquariatsmesse 1995 ) ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        Panorama des Rheins und seiner nächsten Umgebungen von Mainz bis Coeln.

      - Stahlstich von neun Platten v. Friedrich Wilhelm Delkeskamp ( 1794 - 1872 ) b. Friedrich Wilhelm Delkeskamp, Frankfurt, datiert 1837, 282,5 x 25,5 cm Erste Ausgabe dieser Reliefdarstellung aus der Vogelschau mit 60 Randbildern; 32seitiges Begleitheft in französicher Sprache beigebunden. Ein wirklich sehr schönes Exemplar. Einband (17,5 x 26,5 cm) minimal bestoßen. Sattler, S.31 / A ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.** [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE AURELIAN. A NATURAL HISTORY OF ENGLISH MOTHS AND BUTTERFLIES, Together with the Plants on which they Feed.

      Londres J. Edwards 1794 - Also a faithful Account of their respective Changes, their usual Haunts when in the winged State, and their standard Names as established by the Society of Aurelians. Drawn, engraved, and coloured, from the natural subjects themselves. L'AURELIEN: OU HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES CHENILLES, CHRYSALIDES, PHALENES ET PAPILLONS ANGLOIS. Avec les plantes dont ils se nourissent; et le detail exact de leurs differents changemens, des endroits qu'ils frequentent dans l'etat ailé, et de leurs noms vulgaires ou scientifiques donnés et etablis par la Societe des Aureliens Anglois. Dessine grave et colorie d'apres les sujets vivants. THIRD EDITION, first issue 1794, watermarked 1794, no English title or frontispiece is called for in this edition according to Linsey, see below. Folio, approximately 410 x 315 mm, 16 x 12½ inches, TEXT IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH. Hand coloured engraved title in French, 1 unnumbered anatomical key plate, plus 44 full page hand coloured engraved plates of butterflies, moths and pupae etc., pages: [1]-145 plus 4 pages of index, collation [A]1 title-page, B-Z2; 2A-2Q2, last page blank, collates the same as Linsey's collation, bound in full contemporary dark green straight-grain morocco, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, gilt decoration to edges of covers, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Binding rubbed and scuffed, rebacked preserving the original spine, some pale brown stains and uneven fading to covers, 1 lower margin renewed, not affecting image, pale soiling to lower margins throughout, a few plates have pale age-browning and spotting, a few plates have small patches of clumsy colouring by colorist, occasional pale offset, 1 plate has small patch of brown stain in inner blank part of plate, not affecting image, several small closed tears to margins neatly repaired, not affecting images, 2 small repairs to bottom of title page, occasional small brown stain to text, all text legible, bookplate to first pastedown, a good tight copy of this famous entomological work. See: A Bibliography of British Lepidoptera 1608-1799, by Arthur A. Linsey, page 166 No. 234. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Villa des Brutus in Tivoli, 1794

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: in der Platte signiert, datiert und bezeichnet: "A. C. Dies fece Roma 1794" und bezeichnet: "Avanzi della Villa di M. Bruto a Tivoli". Werkverzeichnis: Andresen III, Nr. 19, Fichter Nr. 62. Serie: Mahlerisch radirte Prospecte von Italien (Heft 8), von Johann Christian Reinhart, Jakob Wilhelm Mechau und Albert Christoph Dies. Grösse: 24,5 x 35 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: 39,1 x 49,3 cm (Papier). 27,7 x 37,4 cm (Plattenmaß). Zustand: Sehr guter Zustand. Auf dem Rand schwach verfärbt und berieben. Mittig etwas wellig. Vereinzelt sind kurze, restaurierte Randeinrisse sichtbar. Beschreibung: Der aus Hannover stammende Landschaftsmaler Albrecht Christoph Dies wird oft als Autodidakt bezeichnet, der sich ohne akademische Künstlerausbildung der Malerei zuwandte. 1775 beschloss er, im Alter von 20 Jahren, nach einer rudimentären Ausbildung bei einem unbekannten Maler, offenbar „spontan" (Schmid 1998, S.162) seine Wanderschaft im deutschsprachigen Gebiet nach Italien auszuweiten. Noch im selben Jahr ließ er sich in Rom nieder und verdingte sich mit dem Kolorieren von Stichen in den namhaften römischen Vedutenwerkstätten Piranesi sowie Durcos und Volpato. Gelegenheitsarbeiten wie das Kopieren beliebter Künstler schulten ihn weiter in der Malerei und schärften sein Auge für die Landschaftsbilder von Jacob Philipp Hackert. Dessen Vorstellung von realistischen Landschaftsporträts verfolgte Dies auch in den hier gezeigten Radierungen. Den Bildausschnitt bewusst pittoresk gewählt, war es dem Künstler doch vor allen Dingen wichtig, Landschaft und Architektur präzise nachzubilden, also beinahe zu porträtieren. Die romantische und malerische Stimmung, die sowohl die von der Natur überwucherten Tonnengewölbe der Villa des Brutus in Tivoli, als auch die gewaltigen, gischtsprühenden Kaskaden der Wasserfälle an der Villa Gregoriana bei Tivoli ausstrahlen, steht also in keinem der beiden Fälle entgegen dem tatsächlichen Blick des Künstlers. Vielmehr liegt der besondere Reiz dieser Darstellungen darin, dass sie vor Ort nach der Natur gezeichnet und von Dies selbst auf die Kupferplatte übertragen wurden. Lediglich die Staffage aus Tieren und Menschen, die den Bildern ihre Lebendigkeit geben, sind frei erfunden und gezielt eingesetzt worden. Von besonderem Interesse sind nicht zuletzt die Darstellungen der Botanik und der geologischen Begebenheiten. Durch den Aufschwung der Naturwissenschaften zum Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts geprägt, entwickelten auch die bildenden Künstler ein Bewusstsein für die akkurate Wiedergabe von Tieren, Pflanzen und Gestein sowie die Ästhetik des natürlich Nachgebildeten. Marcus Brutus war Jurist in Rom. Seine Villa, von Cicero im 2. Buch von "De Oratore" erwähnt, liegt an der Straße nach San Gregorio am Südhang von Tivoli. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. Zustand: Sehr guter Zustand. Auf dem Rand schwach verfärbt und berieben. Mittig etwas wellig. Vereinzelt sind kurze, restaurierte Randeinrisse sichtbar. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Plan d'une constitution, tiré de la Constitution française, telle qu'elle a été présentée par le comité de la Convention Nationale , d'une autre constitution intitulée : « Idées pour former une nouvelle constitution de la France » , par Georges Edwards, anglais , et de nombre d'additions qui y ont été faites, par un étranger

      First Edition. An array of different annual election leaflet that will execute a citizen.Paperback. Under blue paper era. Without back.Original draft Constitution submitted to the Convention by an Englishman, designed to ensure the freedom, human rights and equality, but mostly abroad offers a confederation of several republics that would be England, Ireland and France, the forerunner of the economic and political Europe is very interesting with his ideas and organization. The author tends to present essentially a form of government and power that can lead to progressive Constitution more perfect. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. à Paris 1794 in-8 (13,5x21,5cm) (4) viij, 94pp. (1) iij. broché

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        THE HASTING'S GUIDE; OR, A DESCRIPTION OF THAT ANCIENT TOWN AND PORT, AND ITS ENVIRONS; INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE CHURCHES, ANTIQUITIES, RUINS, FORTIFICATIONS, CASTLES, GENTLEMEN'S SEATS, WALKS AND RIDES, TRADE, FAIRS, MARKETS, FISHERIES, &c. ALSO THE TIMES OF GOING OUT AND COMING IN OF THE COACHES, POSTS, WAGGONS, HOYS

      Stell 1794 - vii, ,124pp. Folded hand colourd map frontispiece of hastings/Battle/Winclesea. embellished with 3 Oval hand coloured plates of view of entrance to Hastings, North west view Hastings castle, View of Pevensey Bay. Half bound leather with 5 raised bands. Front board detached. In very good clean condition throughout.Very scarce item, could only find 10 copies in National libraries and NT.This is listed as the first guide to Hastings. Although the author is given as An Inhabitant it is suggested that John Stell is the author. The copyright was bought by James Barry and a second edition published in 1797. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TALES FOR YOUTH; in Thirty Poems: to which are annexed, historical remarks and moral applications in prose. By the Author of Choice Emblems For the Improvement of Youth, &c. Ornamented with cuts, neatly designed and engraved on wood by Bewick.

      x, 158, [2 ad's]pp. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece, and with thirty woodcuts by John Bewick. Contemporary full tree calf with a red gilt label to spine. 12mo. First edition. Some spotting; ownership inscription on front free endpaper; bookplate of Seton Thomson on front pastedown; spine expertly repaired; else a very handsome copy contained in a folding cloth box. Tattersfield JB61.

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        Instruction sur l'établissement des nitrières et sur la fabrication du salpêtre

      Paris, chez Cuchet, an II, (4 Mars 1794), in 8°, de VIII-96pp., ill. de 4 planches gravées se dépl., - Suivi de : (Convention Nationale) Instruction sur la fabrication du salpêtre brut, liberté, égalité S.l.n.d., (1794) de 26pp.1f. et une grande planche gravée se dépl. (restaurée en marge), - Suivi de: Barère Rapport fait au nom du Comité de Salut Public sur l'état de la fabrication révolutionnaire du salpêtre & de la poudre, & sur la nécessité de supprimer l'agence nationale, ci-devant Régie des poudres et salpêtres, séance du 17 Messidor an II. P. imp. Nat. an II (juillet 1794), de 19pp. (papier bruni) - Suivi de : Instruction sur l'existence du salpêtre dans les terres des souterreins et sur quelques procédés à suivre dans le traitement de ces terres. Imprimé par ordre du Comité de Salut Public. à Villefranche imp. Pinet, an II, (1794) de 7pp., - Suivi de : Lavoisier (Ant. L.), B. G. Sage & (Léon) de Perthuis L'art de fabriquer le salin et la potasse, suivi des expériences sur les moyens de multiplier la fabrication de la potasse... pour faire suite à l'ouvrage intitulé : Instruction sur l'établissement des Nitrières & sur la fabrication du Salpêtre. P. chez Cuchet, an II, (1794) de VIII-106pp., ill. de 4 planches gravées se dépl. et un tableau dépl., le tout relié en 1 vol. pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné. Bel exemplaire Important recueil consacré au salpêtre pour la poudre des armes à feu. Avant la Révolution, plus de la moitié du salpêtre employé en France provenait d'Inde via des importateurs anglais. Du fait du blocus, cette source était désormais impossible. De fait la production nationale de salpêtre, principalement d'Anjou, va ainsi passer en 1794 de 4 millions de livres obtenus par la Régie à près de 18 millions. A partir de 1776 Lavoisier, premier régisseur des poudres et salpêtres, occupe des appartements dans l'hôtel des Régisseurs au Petit Arsenal. Il y a aménagé sous les combles un vaste laboratoire, l'un des mieux équipés d'Europe. "L'instruction" de Lavoisier avait d'abord paru en 1777, mais elle était rarissime et introuvable comme le stipule la préface "... il est même douteux que cette instruction ait été répandue: nous sommes d'autant plus porté à le croire qu'elle est très rare; elle n'existoit pas même à la Bibliothèque nationale il y a quelques mois...". ¶ Duveen & Klickstein n°208 "This is an octavo reissue (1794) of the original quarto edition published 17 years earlier (1777).." - n°214 "The first part of this work is actually a reissue of the complete 1779 text of l'art de fabriquer le Salin et la Potasse (by Lavoisier)... added to this are an account of experiments made by Pertuis... Credit for the entire wrok, probably, has to be givent to Lavoisier." - Martin & Walter IV2. 7776 (anonyme) - I. 1661 (Barère) - "L'intruction sur l'existence du salpêtre" n'est pas dans Martin & Walter, et le cat. CCFR ne signale que 4 ex. d'impressions provinciales, mais pas cette édition de Villefranche.

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        Voyage philosophique, politique et littéraire fait en Russie pendant les années 1788 et 1789

      first edition.Half vellum binding green wedges in time. Jansenist back smooth decorated with 7 small wheels. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. Headdress head of Volume 2 threadbare. Volume 1 of the lower joint split tail of 5 cm, 2 cm and higher. Pretty green vellum copy however. Chez Briand A Paris 1794 in-8 (12,5x20,5cm) xvj, 387pp. et x, 381pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        A Journal of the Travels and Sufferings of Daniel Saunders junandnbspA Mariner on board the Ship Commerce of Boston Samuel Johnson Commander which was cast away near Cape Morebet on the Coat of Arabia July 10 1792andnbsp

      

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        Lettera autografa firmata indirizzata a Francesco Tognetti in Bologna ''Amico Carissimo''. Datata Roma 14 febbraio 1794

      1794. 2 pp. in-4 ed indirizzo, all'abate Francesco Tognetti in Bologna. Si scusa del lungo silenzio, dovuto alle troppe occupazioni «in ricevere o far visite» e lo informa che «la sera per lo più devo improvisare invitata da questa nobiltà..Vi confermo i miei trionfi poiché sono luminosi e straordinari. L'entusiasmo è sparso in guisa che non si parla che di me e de' miei improvisi, ponendo in dimenticanza quanti altri vi furono favoriti e favorite di Apollo». Nel P.S. annuncia: «Dimenticavo di parteciparvi che la celebre pittrice Angelica Hoffam (leggasi: Kauffmann) fa il mio ritratto per farmene dono, ed è un'opera degna di lei; tanto questa divina donna è di me invaghita». BANDETTINI LANDUCCI (Lucca 1763-1837) poetessa arcade con lo pseudonimo di «Amarilli Etrusca», celebre improvvisatrice, sinceramente stimata da Parini, Monti, Alfieri.

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        A Cabinet of Quadrupeds. Description. Consistingof Highly-Finished Engravings, by James Tookey; from drawings by JuliusIbbetson; with Historical and Scientific Descriptions, by John Church.

      London. Printed for Darton and Harvey and W. Belch, Cardiff. [1794]-1805.. Hardcover. folio. 31.5cm, first edition, in 2 volumes, with 84engraved plates, 2 engraved vignette title-pages, some foxing, attractivecontemporary binding, straight grain crimson morocco, doubled blind ruledraised bands, elaborated gilt or blind decorations in the panels, gilttitles, wide gilt and blind ruled borders on the boards, marbledendpapers, all edge gilt, an attractive set. (cgc) Freeman 702; Nissen886; Wood, p.290. Originally printed in parts, "A Cabinet of Quadrupeds"was highly valued as a zoological treatise both for historical andscientific content. Beautifully illustrated by Julius Caesar Ibbetson(1759-1817), a Yorkshire painter noted for his rural scenes anddepictions of animals, particularly cattle and pigs. Benjamin West calledIbbetson the Berghem of England". The paintings are graphically engravedby James Tookey, best remembered for his engravings of English notablesespecially Captain James Cook (1784). The first edition of an importantearly natural history book that was reprinted again in 1848-49. Anattractive set in particularly fine bindings. .

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        CHART OF THE N.W. COAST OF AMERICA AND THE N.E. COAST OF ASIA, EXPLORED IN THE YEARS 1778 AND 1779. Prepared by Lieutenant Henry Roberts, under the immediate Inspection of Captain Cook.

      Wm. Faden, Geographer to the King, London 1794 - A large map, beautifully decorated with original outline color. The NW coast of North America is shown as south as Mt. Hood and north to above 70 degrees latitude. The NW corner of Hudson's Bay is shown and west to 140 longitude, and includes all of Kamtschatka. A beautiful view of the Behring Straits and the Alaskan Archipelago. The map is very clean and has large margins, which are very lightly soiled here and there. Size: Folio [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Plans, Elevations, and Sections; with Observations and Explanations, of Forcing-Houses, in Gardening. By James Shaw, Gardener to the Right Hon. Lord Mulgrave.

      First edition, large folio, [32]pp., with a list of subscribers, and an initial leaf stating "Entered at stationers' Hall", 11 engraved plates (some lightly offset), each with explanatory leaf, with an original watercolour sketch for a heating device loosely inserted, occasional lightly foxing, orig. quarter calf, marbled boards, a very nice copy in original condition.Little is known of James Shaw, other than he was head gardener at Mulgrave Caslte, North Yorkshire, and this appears to be his only published work. He dedicates the book to his Patron and employee the Right Honourable Henry, Lord Mulgrave and states in his advertisement "Gardening at this period, is an object of general pursuit, from its useful and admirable effects. The most elegant and superior branch of it, is that of forcing fruit, which are natives of warmer climates; and the perfection of them, in some measure, depends upon proper constructed forcing-houses for the reception. I was therefore induced, from an unremitted application of Practice and Theory, commenced at an early period, to offer the following Plans, &c, to the Public; which may enable any Gentleman to be his own architect, in the most important part of the science alluded to, and also accommodate the practical Gardener, who may not have had an opportunity of acquiring this part of Theory: and, I trust, this work (which I believe to be the only general one yet published) will not be unacceptable to the admirers of Horticulture; particularly those who are, or may be in the future, interested in such improvements." The first seven plates depict a different design for constructing stoves and heated walls for the said appropriate fruit (i.e. the melon, the peach and nectarine, the vinery, pine and vine and the winter-fruiting pine stove), these are followed by four designs for the conservatory and the green-house. Each plate is accompanied by an explanatory leaf which also includes instructions on how to variegate the amount of heat used and the best way of propagating different fruits or vegetables. Several of the designs are after those already in use at Mulgrave Castle.

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        Mysteries of Udolpho, a Romance in Four Volumes

      G. G. and J. Robinson, London 1794 - Original leather bound to newer boards. Bound without half titles. PO name. Bindings tight, Pages clean, lightly toned. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gemaehlde von St. Petersburg. 2 in einem Band.

      Riga, Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1794. Kl.-8°. Mit 2 Titelkupfer, 2 gest. Titeln m. Vignetten u. 2 Kupfertafeln v. Daniel Chodowiecki. XVI, VIII, 319 (1); VI, 522 S., 2 Bll., HLdr. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Erste Ausgabe. - Die beiden Kupfertafeln zeigen den Gostinny Dwor sowie einen Rummelplatz. - Einband berieben u. bestoßen. Oberes Kapital m. kl. Fehlstelle. Durchg. etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. Die ersten u. letzten Bll. wasserrandig. - Rümann 1113; Engelmann 699, 700, 702 u. 717-719; Bauer 1639-40 u. 1642-45; Cat. Russica S 2799. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Storch, Gemaehlde von St. Petersburg, Rußland

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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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        Geschichte des Herzogthums Oldenburg (3 Bände).

      Oldenburg, Stalling, 1794/96. - Mit gestochenem Portrait, 1 gestochenen Ansicht, 3 Titelvignetten, 2 gefaltete Tafeln, XXXII, 516 Seiten, 1 Blatt; XXIV, 517 Seiten; XII, 638 Seiten, Halblederbände der Zeit, 19 x 17 cm, Einbände berieben und bestossen, Titel von Band 1 mit 2 Stempeln, die jeweils ersten und letzten Blatt leicht stockfleckig, sonst innen sauber. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PROSPECTS ON THE WAR, AND PAPER CURRENCY. THE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION

      Baltimore: Printed by S. and J. Adams, for Fisher and Cole, Book- sellers...., 1794. 37, [11]pp. Recent pebbled blue calf, stamped in gilt. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. Minor foxing, very good. The first American edition of this rare Thomas Paine tract, first published in London in 1787 as PROSPECTS ON THE RUBICON. In it he addresses concerns about a possible war between England, France, and Holland, warning that "war involves in its progress such a train of unforseen and unsupposed circumstances, such a combination of foreign matters, that no human wisdom can calculate the end. It has but one thing certain, and that is increase of taxes." It is likely that the outbreak of war between Revolutionary France and other European powers, at a time when President Washington was striving to keep the United States neutral, led to the publication of this American edition. This pamphlet is also of great interest for its appended catalogue of new and antiquarian books for sale from the publishers, Fisher and Cole. The eleven page catalogue lists over three hundred works offered at their store on Market Street in Baltimore, including books on voyages and travels, history, religion, fiction, classics, music and school books. It would seem to be the earliest surviving book sale catalogue published in Baltimore, earlier ones only being known from advertisments. Rare: the North American Imprints Project locates only five copies in American libraries, and it is lacking from the collections of the American Antiquarian Society. EVANS 27465. MINICK, MARYLAND 196. GIMBEL, THOMAS PAINE IN THREE WORLDS, 49 ref.

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        Handel's Overtures Collection Set for the Harpsichord or Organ. N.B. Any Gentlemen &c. may have their Sets compleated with a General Title to the whole.

      London: I. Walsh, [watermark 1794]. Folio. Newly bound in quarter dark red cloth with marbled boards, dark red morocco title label gilt to spine. 1f. (title with list of published overtures to Handel's operas and oratorios), 277, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Printed list of overtures to titles includes "24 Overtures first Colln.... 5th. Colln.... [-]11th. Colln.... To which is added the Coronation Anthem," for a total of 66 numbers. "Printed by Randall Catherine Street Strand" to foot of pp. 10, 53, 82, 95, 113, 153, 173, 202, 211, 240, 259, and 270. Secondary pagination to head of each page. Several pencilled annotations including a musical correction to the bass line of the overture to Arminius, p. 127; early manuscript numbering to list of overtures on title. Title foxed; some minor foxing throughout; minor stains to two leaves; occasional early paper repairs; small portion of lower blank corner of pp. 69/70 lacking. Unrecorded,. Not in Smith, BUC, COPAC or RISM. One other copy of this edition located at Princeton. The present edition appears to be related to Smith 26 and/or 28; Randall apparently took over the edition of the overtures in ca. 1770. Wright issued an edition in ca. 1785 (Smith 29) and Preston in ca. 1808 and ca. 1811 (Smith 30 and 31). The present edition was presumably issued by either Wright or Preston.

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        A Poem on Industry. Addressed to the Citizens of the United States of America.

      Philadelphia: Printed for Mathew Carey, 1794. 8vo, disbound, 22 pages + 1 leaf of publisher's ads. One of several poems by Humphreys (1752-1818), a founding member of the Hartford Wits, promoting America and advocating to its citizens a positive message for advancement of the new nation. Humphreys was a colonel in the Revolutionary War and served as Washington's aide-de-camp, and later in numerous foreign posts for the young government. Some light foxing; fine copy.

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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. [Suivi de ] Voyage en Italie pendant l'année 1789

      Second edition, illustrated with a folding map in color. Full brown speckled calf time. Smooth back decorated with 4 irons sun partitioned. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. Triple fillet border on covers. Hat Volume I with threadbare missing. Tail headdress of Volumes I and 3 ditto, with threadbare deficiencies. Upper joint of Volume I opened the head and tail; lower joint ditto, 5 cm; ditto for the lower joint of Volume 3 Gaps on the upper flat of volumes 2 and 3 of Volume I Corners eaten..; other corners bumped. Rubbed together. Margin of the 31 Volume I ripped, without affect the text. Nevertheless, the three have a strong back correct aspect. Journey through the whole of France written in the form of a journal, which is a document of the first importance on the economic state of the country. The second part, which begins the first third of volume II, after considerations on the different regions, is a true French agriculture treated with all matters relating thereto (climate soils ...). It will be understood that the specificity of this trip is its economic approach. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Buisson à Paris 1794 in-8 (12,5x20,5cm) 492pp. et (4) 498pp. et (4) 426pp. 3 volumes reliés

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        A plan of a new invented patent-piano-forte

      : 1794 : London : Engraved advertisement, half-sheet, image 239 x 370mm; plate mark not visible; leaf 250 x 400. Fleur-de-lys watermark. Blank margin clipped on left, old folds. : The second state of the engraving submitted with William Southwell's patent application, used as an advertisement for pianos made by Longman and Broderip incorporating his inventions. Southwell's patent incorporated two innovations: captive, wire operated dampers, and an extended range. This type of damper superseded all previous designs and is the ancestor of the modern grand dampers. The range of the standard square piano was extended by more than half an octave in the treble with 8 extra keys (f3-c4) without increasing the length of the instrument. These innovations were patented in 1794 when Southwell moved from Dublin to London and immediately taken up by Longman and Broderip. The patent application copper plate was reworked, replacing Southwell's name with Longman & Broderip and the lion and crown of England in place of the Irish harp in the triangular area behind the wrestplank (Michael Cole, The Pianoforte in the Classical Era, 1998, pp. 104-5). A later state of this engraving, used by the firm of Broderip and Wilkinson after 1798, is illustrated by Richard Burnett in The company of pianos (2004) on p. 70.

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        Voyage en Afrique et en Asie, principalement au Japon, pendant les années 1770 1779

      Original French edition, apparently translated from the German edition of 1792 Full Sheepskin brown vintage. spine smooth threads and jewels. Part of title in red calf. Rubbed together. Gold faded. Caps threadbare. The author, botanist, spent 15 months in Japan as a surgeon of the Dutch Company stationed at Deshima and Nagasaki. The description of the commercial, political, religious, linguistic and is one of the first and largest in Japan. Many anecdotes are very valuable, such as papermaking, card games, makeup, education, cleanliness, prostitutes ... The first part of the trip is the description of the discovery of South Africa (with many comments on plants), of Batavia, and the island of Java. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! chez Fuchs. à Paris 1794 in-8 (13x20cm) xij, 532pp. relié

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        Gemaehlde von St. Petersburg. 2 in einem Band.

      Riga, Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1794. - Erste Ausgabe. - Die beiden Kupfertafeln zeigen den Gostinny Dwor sowie einen Rummelplatz. - Einband berieben u. bestoßen. Oberes Kapital m. kl. Fehlstelle. Durchg. etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. Die ersten u. letzten Bll. wasserrandig. - Rümann 1113; Engelmann 699, 700, 702 u. 717-719; Bauer 1639-40 u. 1642-45; Cat. Russica S 2799. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Kl.-8°. Mit 2 Titelkupfer, 2 gest. Titeln m. Vignetten u. 2 Kupfertafeln v. Daniel Chodowiecki. XVI, VIII, 319 (1); VI, 522 S., 2 Bll., HLdr. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A MAP OF THE VARIOUS PATHS OF LIFE.

      A hand coloured engraved sheet, 31x 29 inches, being an allegorical map of life, mounted on mahogany and dissected to form a puzzle. Contained in the original mahogany box, with a mounted shaped paper label to the sliding lid. The label reads: 'Dissected Map of the various Paths of Life. A Lesson for Youth.' Label rubbed and partly missing; two small areas of lugs missing; else in excellent condition. Cartographical maps of 'Life' were popular at the end of the eighteenth century. Rare. Hannas 116, records two copies of this dissection. She adds that it was originally accompanied by a descriptive sheet entitled: 'A Description of a Map of the Paths of Life in a Letter from Parental Care Hall.' In Joseph Smith's Descriptive Catalogue of Friends' Books, this is listed as a broadsheet by George Dillwyn, a Quaker of Burlington, New Jersey, who resided for some time in England.

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        Carte-De-Visite [CDV; Carte de Visite] SIGNED / SUPERB ASSOCIATION

      Copenhagen: Georg E. Hansen. An EXCEPTIONAL ORIGINAL SEPIA-TONED CABINET PORTRAIT OF HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN seated in a chair next to a table on which there sits a stack of books. This is a striking image with strong contrast in which Andersen is seen wearing a dark suit as he looks off to the left of the image while holding a book or notebook tucked under his arm. The image resides on a stiff Photographer's mount measuring approximately 6 3/8 inches X approximately 4 1/4 inches and bearing the imprint of Georg E. Hansen, Phot. Kjobenhavn [Photographer Copenhaven], with the image and imprint all contained within a red border. The card's verso contains a SIGNED PRESENTATION IN DANISH FROM HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN TO HIS ENGLISH PUBLISHER which reads [in translation]: "G. Bentley Esq. A warm greeting from your friend Hans Christian Andersen". The image and card are in Fine condition with very minor creases and only a slight touch of soiling -- A SUPERB ASSOCIATION piece involving a prominent author and his English Publisher. George Bentley's father, Richard Bentley (1794-1871) served as the primary publisher of Andersen's works in English since the firm's 1845 publication of Mary Howitt's translation of Andersen's "The Improvisatore: Or, Life in Italy" (Andersen's first book to appear in English). As stated in the Dictionary of National Biography, 1901 supplement: "From 1859 onwards [George Bentley (1828-1895)] largely shared with his father...the business of publishing.... After his father's death in 1871, he had a very arduous task, as the resources of the firm had been crippled owing to a decision of the House of Lords denying copyright in England to works by American authors.... However, Bentley, by his energy, perseverance, and tact, eventually placed the business on a more solid basis, with the result of reaping great pecuniary gain. Under his guidance the firm greatly improved its position both in the trade and in public estimation. The office of publisher in ordinary to her majesty, which his father had enjoyed, was continued to him and to his son." The Bentley firm's publication of the first of Andersen's books to appear in English translation was a substantial and critical step in the development of Andersen's fame and worldwide success. The year 1845 heralded a breakthrough for Andersen with the Bentley publication in English of "The Improvisatore: Or, Life in Italy" and the publication of "The Little Mermaid", one of his most popular fairy tales, in the periodical Bentley's Miscellany. Andersen had long desired to have his work published in English in order to widen his market and add to the profitability of his endeavors, and the Bentley publications greatly aided his efforts to achieve the desired results. His fairy tales have now been translated into more than 125 languages, some of his most famous being "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Little Mermaid", "The Nightingale", "The Snow Queen", "The Ugly Duckling", "Thumbelina" and many more. Finding an Andersen CDV in as nice a condition as is this one is far from easy. Signed examples in any condition are quite difficult to find, and SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPIES, ESPECIALLY ONE PRESENTED BY ANDERSEN TO ONE OF HIS MOST IMPORTANT PUBLISHERS, ARE AS SCARCE AS HEN'S TEETH. A SUPERB ASSOCIATION COPY OF AN EXCEPTION EXAMPLE OF A HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN CARTE-DE-VISITE. RARE.

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        Description et usage d'un instrument qui sert à mesurer, avec beaucoup de précision, la variation diurne, et la déclinaison de l'aiguille aimantée

      Paris, an II, (1794). ____ Tiré à part, à pagination séparée, du "Journal de physique". ENVOI DE L'AUTEUR : "Donné par l'auteur à Breguet le 28 frimaire 9". On joint une lettre autographe signée de Prony (3 pages) sur la marche de la pendule. Elle ne porte pas de mention de destinataire, mais par sa provenance et son contenu, elle est adressée à Breguet. "Il y a longtemps, mon cher ami, que j'ai fait l'analyse du problème dont vous m'avez parlé, et que j'en ai pris occasion d'entretenir de vous le Bureau des longitudes à qui j'ai lu une note sur ce problème. Voici, en attendant que je vous donne ma solution, des résultats numériques, qui je crois, vérifient vos assertions. ... on retarderait le prendule [synchrone], soit en le haussant, soit en le baissant, mais les petits mouvements qu'on lui ferait faire n'auraient qu'une influence insensible sur la marche de la pendule ... Nous causerons avec plus de détails de ces résultats et des applications qu'on peut en faire, lorsque je vous remettrai ma note. Je vous renvoie, mon cher ami, des fils que vous avez eu la complaisance de mettre à la lunette de mon équatorial... Vous me dites que vous avez des fils d'or encore plus fins que ceux de platine; je crois que ce serait le cas de les employer pour un micrométre destiné à mesurer les diamétres des planétes. ... Prony. Le mardi 26. 8bre [Octobre]." Gaspard Riche, baron de Prony, ingénieur et physicien, était un confrère et un ami d' Abraham Bréguet à l'Académie des Sciences et au Bureau des Longitudes. On joint une lettre d'une page in folio, non signée : [PRONY]. "Note pour Mr. Breguet. D'après d'anciens calculs que je viens de vérifier avec soin, le centre de la terre parcourt dans son orbite annuel, une longueur de 29617 métres par seconde. ... Si mon ami Bréguet veut connaître les détails des calculs et les formules sur lesquels ses résultats sont fondés, je les lui communiquerai avec grand plaisir."*****. In-4. Collation : 7 pp., 1 planche h.-t. En feuilles, sous une couverture muette de l'époque.

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        Memorie Storiche Di Monza E Sua Corte.

      4to.(255 x 195 mm) Three volumes. Contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, gilt-lettered red leather label and a gilt-numbered green ribbed leather label to each of the spines; title-page, dedication leaf, pp. vi, preface, 318; title-page, pp. 316; title-page, pp. viii, preface, 358, 19 engraved plates by Giulio Cesare Bianchi, of which 4 are folding, numerous engraved figures within the text; restoration to the foot of the spine of Vol. I, expert repair to a closed tear to plate VII in Vol. I, ex-libris the National Art Library, V&A, with its ink de-accession stamp to the verso of the title-pages, small, neat ink stamp of the Art Library to the verso of the plates, otherwise a particularly fresh, crisp set. Provenance: Inscribed in ink to the front pastedown of each volume, 'Ex Bibliothecula/ Francisci Antolini/ Mediolani'. Presumably his monogram 'A' ink-stamped to the title-page of each volume. Sole edition of a handsomely illustrated history of the medieval Lombardic court at Monza. Graesse 637

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        Maria, Elisabeth, Christuskind und Johannes-Knabe.

      - Feder in Schwarz, braun laviert, weiß gehöht, über Bleistift, Darstellung am Oberrand rundbogig geschlossen, auf Velin, rechts unten monogrammiert „Np inv". 17,2:15,6 cm. Aufgezogen, mit schwarzer und brauner Tuschlinie umrandet und links unten signiert „F. Nadorp inv. del.". Verso am Oberrand und rechts Reste alter Verklebung. Das in der Tradition der italienischen Madonnenbilder mit zwei Knaben, dem Christuskind und dem Johannes-Knaben stehende Blatt war sicher ein Entwurf für ein Andachtsbild. Nach Henk van Os ist der Hinweis Nadorps „inv" in dem Sinne zu verstehen, daß es sich hier um keine Kopie handelt, von denen Nadorp zahlreiche anfertigte (vgl. Der Zeichner Franz Nadorp 1794-1876. Ein romantischer Künstler aus Anholt. Werke aus dem Besitz der Fürsten zu Salm-Salm in Anholt ausgewählt und bearbeitet von einer Projektgruppe des Kunsthistorischen Instituts der Universität Groningen unter Leitung von Henk van Os, S. 49f., Groningen 1976). In unserem Blatt durchbricht Nadorp die klassische Dreieckskomposition nach Raffael durch Hinzufügen einer vierten Person, Elisabeth links im Bildfeld). Unterstützt von Fürst Konstantin zu Salm-Salm besuchte Nadorp, der aus einer holländischen Künstlerfamilie stammte, ab 1814 die Prager Kunstakademie und wurde Schüler von J. Bergler (1753-1829). 1822 erhielt er die Goldene Akademiemedaille. 1827 reiste er als Begleiter des Prinzen Franz zu Salm-Salm nach Italien, das er bis auf Reisen nach Anholt, Antwerpen und London in den 1860er Jahren bis zu seinem Tode nicht mehr verlassen sollte. In Rom war Nadorp Mitbegründer des römischen Künstlerbundes. Mit seinem Freund seit der Akademiezeit, J. Fürich (1800-1876), lebte er 1827-1829 in der deutschen Künstlerkolonie zeitweise in engster Nachbarschaft. Neben seiner malerischen Tätigkeit arbeitete er als Zeichenlehrer für den Adel. 1845 war er Mitbegründer der deutschen Künstlerbundes.

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        The History and Antiquities of Cumberland Vols I & II

      F E Jollie, Carlisle 1794 - Two volume set; over two centuries old. Original copies in their original bindings. Both front inside covers have the name of Mr John Gibbons, Carlisle, 1794 written in ink; his name will be found printed on page 2 in the alphabetical list of subscribers. Vol.I - Considering the age pages are generally very clean and bright, slight tanning two edges, grubby marks, some foxing, some creasing. A number of pages have annotations, in ink, to them; added at various times over the earlier periods. Some corners turned, creased. Endpapers are creased and loose. Page ends tanned, grubby. Cracked to both hinges. The foldout Map of Cumberland, page 43, is in poor condition but complete. Covers are full, brown, leather with scratches, scuffing, wear to edges and well patternated. Boards are cracked to hinges but still attached to spine. Spine losses to ends, bumped, rubbed, creased. Vol.II is in very similar condition except the foldouts: Plan of the Town & Harbour of Workington and Pocklington's Island are in good order. The foldout Plan of the City of Carlisle is creased, has a tear to it repaired, to reverse, with white paper but is complete. Owned, and dated, by an original subscriber. Overall, apart from loose endpapers I consider these to be rather good considering their age. ***NB these books are too heavy to send outside UK without additional postage charges*** See website for further photographs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Flora Rustica: Exhibiting Accurate Figures of Such Plants As Are Useful or Injurious in Husbandry Drawn and Engraved by frederick P. Nodder, Botanic Painter to Her Majesty, and Coloured Under His Inspection, With Scientific Characters, Popular Descriptions, and Useful Observations

      London: F.P. Nodder, 1792-1794. Hardcover. 144 hand colored plates. Four volumes bound as two in contemporary half calf over marbled boards and endpapers. Contemporary bookplate on each pastedown. Joints slightly split, but still strong. Plates have some scattered foxing, but otherwise a nice set. Good.

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         Instruction sur l'établissement des nitrières et sur la fabrication du salpêtre

      Paris, chez Cuchet, an II, (4 Mars 1794), in 8°, de VIII-96pp., ill. de 4 planches gravées se dépl., - Suivi de : (Convention Nationale) Instruction sur la fabrication du salpêtre brut, liberté, égalité S.l.n.d., (1794) de 26pp.1f. et une grande planche gravée se dépl. (restaurée en marge), - Suivi de: Barère Rapport fait au nom du Comité de Salut Public sur l'état de la fabrication révolutionnaire du salpêtre & de la poudre, & sur la nécessité de supprimer l'agence nationale, ci-devant Régie des poudres et salpêtres, séance du 17 Messidor an II. P. imp. Nat. an II (juillet 1794), de 19pp. (papier bruni) - Suivi de : Instruction sur l'existence du salpêtre dans les terres des souterreins et sur quelques procédés à suivre dans le traitement de ces terres. Imprimé par ordre du Comité de Salut Public. à Villefranche imp. Pinet, an II, (1794) de 7pp., - Suivi de : Lavoisier (Ant. L.), B. G. Sage & (Léon) de Perthuis L'art de fabriquer le salin et la potasse, suivi des expériences sur les moyens de multiplier la fabrication de la potasse... pour faire suite à l'ouvrage intitulé : Instruction sur l'établissement des Nitrières & sur la fabrication du Salpêtre. P. chez Cuchet, an II, (1794) de VIII-106pp., ill. de 4 planches gravées se dépl. et un tableau dépl., le tout relié en 1 vol. pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné. Bel exemplaire Important recueil consacré au salpêtre pour la poudre des armes à feu. Avant la Révolution, plus de la moitié du salpêtre employé en France provenait d'Inde via des importateurs anglais. Du fait du blocus, cette source était désormais impossible. De fait la production nationale de salpêtre, principalement d'Anjou, va ainsi passer en 1794 de 4 millions de livres obtenus par la Régie à près de 18 millions. A partir de 1776 Lavoisier, premier régisseur des poudres et salpêtres, occupe des appartements dans l'hôtel des Régisseurs au Petit Arsenal. Il y a aménagé sous les combles un vaste laboratoire, l'un des mieux équipés d'Europe. "L'instruction" de Lavoisier avait d'abord paru en 1777, mais elle était rarissime et introuvable comme le stipule la préface "... il est même douteux que cette instruction ait été répandue: nous sommes d'autant plus porté à le croire qu'elle est très rare; elle n'existoit pas même à la Bibliothèque nationale il y a quelques mois...". ¶ Duveen & Klickstein n°208 "This is an octavo reissue (1794) of the original quarto edition published 17 years earlier (1777).." - n°214 "The first part of this work is actually a reissue of the complete 1779 text of l'art de fabriquer le Salin et la Potasse (by Lavoisier)... added to this are an account of experiments made by Pertuis... Credit for the entire wrok, probably, has to be givent to Lavoisier." - Martin & Walter IV2. 7776 (anonyme) - I. 1661 (Barère) - "L'intruction sur l'existence du salpêtre" n'est pas dans Martin & Walter, et le cat. CCFR ne signale que 4 ex. d'impressions provinciales, mais pas cette édition de Villefranche.

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        The Trial of William Skirving, secretary to the British Convention... for Sedition...

      Edinburgh: James Robertson, n.d. but, 1794. Octavo, frontispiece portrait tipped onto binder's stub, some browning, corner of one page missing not affecting text (pp. 143/4); good in modern black cloth. Rare contemporary account of the trial of the Scottish Martyr William Skirving, who was transported to Australia for sedition for fourteen years, departing aboard the Surprise in May of 1794.Skirving was an intelligent and industrious man with liberal political views: from 1790 onwards he became involved in popular campaigns for political change, rising to secretary of the Scottish Association of the Friends of the People in 1792. Skirving and his fellow patriots advocated legal parliamentary reform yet the movement was misconstrued as revolutionary by the State based on the republican sentiments expressed at the first convention, and notably because of their provocative habit of addressing each other as "Citizen", an uncomfortable echo of the rhetoric preceding the revolution in France.After a horrific voyage Skirving arrived in Port Jackson in October 1794, and was granted a farm in present-day Petersham. Skirving's health declined in Australia, doubtless exacerbated by the loneliness of separation from his wife and two sons. He passed away in 1796 under the care of Surgeon George Bass. This work includes a striking frontispiece portrait by John Kay of "Citizen Skirving", honoured as 'A Tried Patriot and an Honest Man.'.

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        The Fall of Robespierre

      Cambridge: Printed by Benjamin Flower for W.H. Lunn, and J. and J. Merrill; and sold by J. March, Norwich, 1794. First edition. 37, [1], [2, proposal leaf] pp. 8vo. Full crimson levant, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Title remounted, small repair to outer margin. First edition. 37, [1], [2, proposal leaf] pp. 8vo. Coleridge's First Book. First edition of the author's first book. Major portions of this verse drama were in fact written by Robert Southey, though he is not mentioned on the title-page. A leaf of advertisements at the end contains proposals for printing by subscription, "Imitations from the Modern Latin Poets," a book which never appeared. Ashley I, p.193; Sterling 182; Tinker 670; Wise, Coleridge 1

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        The Elements and Practice of Rigging and Seamanship.

      London: Printed for David Steel, Union Row, Little Tower Hill, 1794. Two volumes, quarto, with an engraved frontispiece and 94 engraved plates, many of them folding; with two working volvelles (Vol. II after p.274); contemporary calf, flat spines decorated in gilt, double leather labels; armorial bookplates of the Earl of Northesk. First edition of this classic compendium of the practice of sailing large ships: a precise record of sail practices prevalent at the close of the eighteenth century and thus an extraordinarily detailed record of the technology that fulfilled white settlement of Australia. A rare book in any case, this is an unusually good copy: most examples that we have seen have suffered from heavy use. This handsome copy has probably survived so well as it comes from the library of a naval nabob, William Carnegie, the seventh Earl of Northesk. Naval commander and hero, Carnegie was third in command at Trafalgar, commanding the Britannia in the great defeat of the French. His career culminated in his appointment as full admiral and Commander-in-chief Plymouth. Two pages of extensive neatly written notes on blank leaves at the start of the first volume record careful details of sail settings for two ships of the line, Le Tonnant and Magnificent. The former was likely the French warship captured by Nelson at the battle of Aboukir and subsequently transferred into the Royal Navy while Magnificent was the command of Carnegie's brother-in-law William Henry Jervis. A modern reprint, with a foreword by Dr. Alan McGowan of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, describes it as 'the first work published in the English language that was really designed as a compendium of the knowledge required by a seaman. As such it was aimed at the ambitious young men wishing to rise in their profession: the Midshipmen and Master's Mates in the Navy; the apprentices and would-be Mates in the merchant fleets. In the event its appeal was much wider. Its success stemmed largely from two factors established by Steel himself. First, it was aimed at those aspiring to succeed in the largest single industry in Britain - and probably the world. Second, it was essentially a practical man's guide to a practical business. Every skill that was required to be in the head - and hands - of a Master Mariner is dealt with in a logical sequence and in simple language: this is the essence of Steel's style.'This work was the bible for many midshipmen who joined the Royal Navy during the French Revolutionary Wars, Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. The coverage includes how to make all the sails, the masts, the anchors, how to tie knots, rig the ship, and actually sail the ship. Lastly, how to fight the ship. Where Naval Architecture shows you how to build the hull, Rigging and Seamanship covers everything else which formed part of the ship as well as how to use the ship. The two volumes Quarto contain nearly 600 pages of which 150 are tables. These provide all the dimensions for Standing and Running Rigging for every type of ship in the Royal Navy in 1794. There are also tables which cover the same information for Masts and Yards, and for each and every Sail used onboard every ship, whether of the line or smaller. There are also 95 plates to illustrate the above...'.A full text has been made available online by the Historic Naval Ships Association (http://www.hnsa.org/) who describe it as 'a key reference for those interested in the age of Nelson... [which] will reward those that search through it to understand the technology of the era'.The only copy located by Trove in an Australian library is that in the State Library of New South Wales (D Q79/62-63). Trimmed a little close by the eighteenth-century binder with a few plate margins and some headlines at the end of vol. II affected; in generally excellent condition.

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        A General Plan for laying out Towns and Townships, on the new-acquired lands in East Indies, America, or elsewhere...

      London: n.d., but, 1794. Octavo, large folding plate of plans with early handcolouring in red; bound in original heavy pink card wrappers, a bit faded, with early manuscript title to front. Very scarce first edition of this model for the planning and building of an ideal colonial settlement under British rule, published in 1794 as a guide for free settlers and government officials alike. Although not specifically contemplating colonial town-planning in New South Wales, its date makes this a significant publication for the laying-out of early outlying settlements such as the so-called Macquarie towns along the Hawkesbury River, or the more ambitious distant settlements such as Newcastle in the north or Bathurst and Orange to the west. Sharp's text formed part of a very small canon of town-planning literature that would have been available to the colonists. At a later date issues of urban design were more in the forefront of colonial planning, so that Colonel Light's Adelaide, for example, had a grid of streets long before it had a colonist.Sharp (1735-1813), a prominent abolitionist, is also remembered as the tutor to Omai, and took an active interest in all of the British colonies. He firmly believed that better social conditions for slaves but also for all of the lower classes including convicts would result in a more equitable society. As a result, this work is of considerable architectural and town planning interest as it reflects a sort of ideal city, a hybrid of military planning and civil law, that clearly sheets back to earlier classical and particularly Roman ideas. The work dates from a period in which such proposals were actively solicited and keenly studied by officials and settlers alike, chiefly because the founding and building of entire cities from scratch was fundamental to British colonial policy. Sharp himself considered that his great achievement was the founding of Freetown in Sierra Leone in 1787, established by freed African slaves sent from England.Sharp's interest in the Pacific was encouraged by the time he spent with Omai: while the famous Raitaean was staying with Joseph Banks he was taught the rudiments of writing by Sharp. He explained the method he used in his An English alphabet: for the use of foreigners (1786). The record shows that Sharp tutored Omai regularly for a month, but by 6 April 'Omai was so taken up with engagements that I could have no more opportunity of giving him lessons, which were but fifteen in all'. Just over a decade after Omai returned to Huahine with Cook, Sharp published An English alphabet, probably in anticipation of a need for such a work in the spread of the gospel in the South Seas.A second edition of this General Plan for laying out Towns and Townships was printed in 1804. Despite its evident Australian interest we have traced only microfilm or electronic copies in Australian libraries.

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      London: 1794. 9 hand coloured engravings, each 235 x147mm, some with accompanying original letter press descriptions and all housed in a custom made solander case. A collection of nine superb hand coloured engravings from the first illustrated book on Australian flowers - John Edward Smith's A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland. The Specimen of the Botany of New Holland contains the first illustrations of a number of Australian species. According to a note in the preface the drawings on which the fine hand-coloured plates were based were done in the colony by John White, the Surgeon-General and a keen amateur natural history artist and collector. The illustrations were prepared not only from drawings supplied from Sydney but also from the "most copious and finely preserved collection of dried specimens... " that came with them from New South Wales.James Edward Smith was one of the leading naturalists in England and the author of several outstanding botanical books. Sir Joseph Banks was a close colleague of Smith, and James Sowerby (1740 1803), the artist of this superb plate, was one of the foremost botanical artists, who exhibited frequently at the Royal Academy. The collaboration between these great naturalists ensured that Australia's first botanical illustrations were among the finest of the eighteenth century. very good.

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         Certificat de reconnaissance maçonnique de la Loge de Saint Hélier (Jersey) en faveur du Frère Le Totter de Killis de la Loge l'Heureuse rencontre à l'Orient de Brest.

      fait à St Hélier (Jersey), le 29 octobre, 1794, beau diplôme de format (21 x 29 cm), imprimé sur parchemin et en partie manuscrit, avec deux cachets à la cire rouge et cordons bleus (petits manques de cire) bel état. Rare certificat de reconnaissance maçonnique d'un frère breton auprès de la Loge provinciale n°1 de Saint Hélier île de Jersey, sous l'autorité du Grand Maître pour la Grande Bretagne. "By authorithy of the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master of the Islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, and Alderney, and by Deputation from the Right Worshipful Grand Master.... within the Dominions of His Majesty the King of Great Britain.... We Master, Wardens.. Officers of Lodge n°1 .... do hereby acknowledge Brother Le Tortter de Killis of Lodge L'heureuse Rencontre Orient de Brest to be a true & worthy mason for wich reason we have thought proper to admit him to our work, thaht by his proper behaviour he justly merits the affection of the Brethren, In witness whereof we have given him this Certificate..." . La Loge "L'Heureuse Rencontre" est la loge la plus ancienne de Brest, et l'une des premières de France. Sa loge-mère est "L'Anglaise" de Bordeaux qui lui accorda ses Lettres Patentes en 1745. Rare et très inhabituel document.

      [Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens]
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        An Accurate Map of the Islands & Channels between China and New Holland.

      London: R. Wilkinson, 1 January, 1794. Engraved map, 265 x 338mm., contemporary handcolouring, a fine copy with the early manuscript numeral "42" in ink to lower right margin. Marvellous map, the companion to Wilkinson's map of the east coast of Australia. This map of South-East Asia is rather usefully designed to show the islands between the Torres Strait in the bottom right and Canton at top right, giving an overview of the waters which were seeing the beginnings of what would become the established China/India to New Holland trade with its famous waterways such as the Straits of Sunda and Malacca, and the Sulu Sea. In fact, as an introduction to this burgeoning trade, the map could scarcely be bettered.The map was originally included in Robert Wilkinson's A General Atlas, being A Collection of Maps of the World (1794).

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        Almanach National, Geographique et Portatif: Dedie Aux Patriotes Francais

      Small unpag. French almanac with seven hand-colored maps, some folding, depicting the 89 administrative departments with accompanying table listing the departments, campaigns of the French Revolutionary Wars, the principal routes and navigable rivers, fortifications, and the city and suburbs of Paris, with two hand-colored odographic charts detailing the distances of major towns to the capital and the lengths of the most traveled roads, a Republican agricultural calendar, a table of discounts useful for cashiers and businesspeople, and a list of the major routes in France. Illustrated. Some very minor foxing, some small tears along folds. 8vo. Wrpps. with paper label mounted to front cover. Wear along spine, minor soiling. Paris (Desnos) n.d. (circa 1794). The French Revolutionary, or Republican, Calendar was created during the Revolution, but coincides with the creation of the Republic. An official decree said that all documents from 1792 would be dated Year I of the French Republic, with Year II beginning on January 2, 1793. This calendar was used until 1806, when it was abolished by Napoleon. The Republican year is divided into twelve months of 30 days each, beginning at the autumnal equinox. Each of the months has a new name based on nature and the weather in Paris that time of year, including Vendemiaire (related to the grape harvest, beginning in September), Frimaire (related to frost, beginning in November), Nivose (relating to snow, beginning in December), and Floreal (beginning in April). Each month was then divided into three weeks of ten days each, named simply by the number of the day, including primidi, duodi, and tridi (first, second, and third). Very scarce; as of February 2017, WorldCat does not locate a single holding in North America.

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        A collection of 61 broadsides, chiefly announcements of degree defenses.

      This is a great and eye-pleasing assemblage for the study of Guatemalan Colonial and (in few cases) early-Independence Era art, specifically engraving, etching, and typography. Announcements of university degree defenses are a => rare printing genre; for example, none of the 61 items in this collection are held in the John Carter Brown Library. Additionally, only 16 were discovered by Medina. Of the 61 items, 37 are in the smaller folio format (appx. 29.5 x 20 cm; 11.75" x 8.875") and 24 in the larger folio format (42 x 30.5 cm; 16.5" x 12"). => Each has an engraving or etching in the top area: The very attractive images include saints and Madonnas, including three instances of the Virgin of Guadalupe, but also coats of arms and, very interestingly, portraits of living individuals. The typography is always center-justified above a final paragraph or two that is right justified; and the printers have used a variety of ornaments to create interesting borders. There is one case of an image being used twice: once on a small format broadside and also on a large one. The etched text has been eliminated on one of these; and when one looks carefully at the other images it is clear that engraved text has been masked or removed from some of them also -- further evidence of recycling as having been a printshop practice. Remarkably, one of the broadsides is bilingual (Latin & Spanish) and is a publication => not of a university defense but a publication of that Enlightenment development, the social organization "La Sociedad Economica," in this case La Sociedad Economica de Guatemala. It announces that it has been reborn, and will not let the authorities "suffocate" it. Another is a => eulogy for a retired university professor. Among the defense announcements, some give the actual questions/topics that will be asked/defended. The date range of the items is 1794 to 1823 and => the engravers include Juan Jose Rosales de Santa Cruz, Narcisco Rosal, Juan Pedro Larrabe, Garci-Aguirre, Francisco Cabrera, Valladolid, and Jose Casildo Espana. Notably one is by the Mexican engraver Villavicencio.Finally, the printers are the usual admirable suspects: Bracamonte, Beteta, and Arevalo. => It is interesting to see them represented by such UNusual ephemera!

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