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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.

      London: Wm. Faden, Geographer to the King, 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.. Second edition. Unbound. Near fine condition. Folio.

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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.

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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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        India Orientalis Christiana continens fundationes ecclesiarum, seriem episcoporum, missiones, schismata, persecutiones, reges, viros illustres [and two other works].

      Rome: Typis Salomonianis, 1794. Three works bound together, quarto, the first main work with folding map, 2 plates and an engraved portrait vignette, with two shorter pamphlets (24 & 26 pp.); an attractive copy in contemporary patterned vellum boards, spine banded, red morocco spine label faded. Three works by Paulinus, including his important India Orientalis Christiana, a study of and introduction to the Carmelite missions in India in the late eighteenth century, in a particularly attractive contemporary binding. The work is illustrated with two plates and a fine map of India, as well as a smaller vignette portrait of Paulinus himself.Paulinus of St Bartholomew (1748-1806), also known as Johann Philipp Werdin or Wesdin, was a missionary and orientalist. A member of the Carmelite Order, in 1774 he was sent to India (Malabar) where he was appointed vicar general of his order. In 1789 he was recalled to Rome in order to report on the mission, and given the task of preparing books for the use of missionaries.One of the first Orientalists to note and work on the close relationship between Indian and European languages, Paulinus was the author of many learned studies on the east, and is best known for having published the first Sanskrit grammar. As an antiquarian who worked from original sources, he was fortunate to have the patronage of Cardinal Stefano Borgia (1731-1804; a good Borgia) whom he served as private secretary and who financed many of his publications. Both men served long periods on the Congregatio de Propaganda Fide, a body preoccupied with exotic languages insofar as they impacted on spreading the christian gospels but also in understanding exotic theologies. In this context the Propaganda Fide was a central recipient of missionary collecting in the field which gave Paulinus exceptional advantages which enabled him to undertake extensive linguistic studies.After Borgia's death his remarkable library and museum were gradually distributed, with the important biblical manuscripts mostly being added to the Vatican libraries after the secular materials had chiefly made their way to the national library of Naples.The two rare pamphlets bound in here are both concerned with Borgia's museum: Scitismo Sviluppato... del Museo Borgiano (Rome, c. 1793) and Lettera... del Museo Borgiano (Rome, same period), both written in Italian (not Latin) and both discussing the Museo Borgiano. Borgia was particularly expert on Coptic relics, but here Paulinus discusses early Brahmanic and other Indian manuscripts in his collection.All of these works are rare, although, as often, the pamphlets are the scarcer. Worldcat lists some 10 copies of the India Orientalis Christiana, 2 copies of the Scitismo, and only 1 of the Lettera.

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        Von den Nebengefässen der Pflanzen und ihrem Nutzen

      1794. Three folding engraved plates. 1 p.l., 94 pp. 8vo, orig. grey boards, red leather lettering piece on spine. Ingolstadt: J.J. Gebauer, 1794.First edition. In this work, Schrank attributes to the hairs of plants the function of absorbing moisture.Fine copy from the Wittelsbach library of the dukes and kings of Bavaria.❧ Stafleu & Cowan 11112.

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        LArchitettura Generale di Vitruvio

      Foto des Verkäufers Weitere Bilder VITRUVIO: L'ARCHITETTURA GENERALE di. ridotta in compendio dal Sig. PERRAULT. Venezia, Antonio Zatta 1794. Einband neueren Datums siehe Foto.

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

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

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        PRÉCIS SUR L'ÉTABLISSEMENT DES COLONIES DE SIERRA LÉONA ET DE BOULAMA.

      A la cote occidental de l'Afrique. Contenant 1º exposé des vraies causes qui ont donné lieu à leur formation ; 2º anecdotes sur l'attaque de Sierra Léona par l'escadre francaise en 1794; 3º. lettres du célèbre naturaliste Adam Afzélius sur ses nouvelles découvertes dans cette partie du globe, sur les productions tropicales la plupart inconnues jusqu'ici et l'usage dont elles pourroient être relativement au commerce avec l'Europe; 4º lettre sur la situation politique de S. Léona. Paris: Ch. Pougens, L'an VI (1798). VIII, 94, (1) pp. Uncut blank soft cover with small holes and ink number on title page, and a small spot at margin on the first 14 pages. French text. C. B. Wadstrom = Carl Bernhard Wadström 1746-1799.

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        An Account of the Bilous Remitting Yellow Fever (1794 FIRST PRINTING) & Six Introductory Lectures 1801 (FIRST PRINTING); OWNED AND SIGNED BY JOHN HERBERT CLAIBORNE, Prominent Virginia Politician and Commanding Officer of several Confederate Hospitals during the American Civil War

      Thomas Dobson, Philadelphia 1794 - 5 1/4 X 8 1/4 Inches. 363 + 168 PP. Two First Edition volumes by Benjamin Rush bound as one. Contents include: An Account of the Bilious Remitting Yellow Fever 1794 and Six Introductory Lectures, to Courses of Lectures, Upon the Institutes and Practice of Medicine, Delivered in the University of Philadelphia. The latter volume being published by John Conrad in 1801. Full calf leather binding with title patch on spine, front cover detached, back cover starting. Binding is rubbed. Lower third of ffep is torn out. Contemporary ink notations on front and back end pages that list births and deaths of the Jordan and Prichard families circa 1810. Alson in ink on verso, blank of the title is a gift inscription to Daniel Fisher signed, "Edward Fisher" 1794. ALSO SIGNED ON THE FRONT INSIDE COVER BY "JNO HERBERT CLAIBORNE, Petersburg, 1852" John Herbert Claiborne (1828 - 1905) of Brunswick County Virginia was a graduate of Randolph-Macon and UVA with a Doctor of Medicine. He also received MD degrees from the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphis and the Pennsylvania Hospital. In 1851 he came to Petersburg, Virginia, and began to practice medicine. He joined the Confederate Army on April 19, 1861 and was made Surgeon-In-Chief of all military hospitals in Petersburg in 1864 when General Lee occupied the city. During the siege of Petersburg he was severely wounded, and was captured just before the surrender at Appomattox. He was elected to the Virginia Senate; and the Virginia House of Delegates; a member of the Medical Society of Virginia; a fellow of the American Medical Association and Southern Surgical and Gynecological Society of Virginia; a corresponding fellow of the Gynecological Association of Boston; a fellow of the Victoria Institute of Great Britain; and of the International Medical Associaton; also fellow of the American Health Association, and an honorary alumnus of the University Medical College of Virginia. He was Vice-President of the Medical Association of the Confederate Army and Navy, 1876. (Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography by Lyon G. Tyler, 1915)A RARE ASSOCIATION ITEM FROM AN IMPORTANT CONFEDERATE DOCTOR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Nuova Zelanda trascorsa nel 1769 e 1770 dal Cook comandante dell'Endeavour vascello di S.M. Britannica.

      1794 - Venice, 1794. Original outline colour. 455 x 360mm. Minor restoration on verso to strenghten verdigris weakness caused by the original colour, otherwise a good example with wide margins. This is one of the most decorative versions of Cook's map of New Zealand, engraved by Zuliani after Pasquali. Cook's route around the islands is marked in colour, and the title vignette shows a Maori village. This is the second state with the new engraved date of 1794, issued in Zatta's edition of Cook's Voyages rather than his atlas; as such it is scarcer than the original edition. TOOLEY: Australia 1433.

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        Den Volmaekten Wyn-Steker

      Brugge 1794 - Goed, aangezien zijn leeftijd heeft de boekband wat lichte slijtage, ook zit deze los van het boek. Enkele pagina\\\'s hebben wat roestvlekjes 350 214 11 x 18 cm Nederlands / Dutch / Néerlandais / Niederländisch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ADELE DE SENANGE OU LETTRES DE LORD SYDENHAM En Deux Volumes

      - Sm 8vo. xxiv, 144, (2); (2), 208 pp. Second Edition, first published 1794. Full contemporary tree calf. Spine compartments marked in gilt. Black leather labels at heads of spines marked 'SPARE NOUGHT' with goats heads in gilt. ("Spare nought" was the motto and battle cry of the Hays, ancestors of the Marquesses of Tweeddale). Volume 1 has a red leather title label below but volume 2's label is lacking. Both vols have central circular vol number labels. Joints and spines with very slight surface rubbing. Edges of endpapers, initial and final leaves slightly tanned. Text clean. Paper with a pale green tint. The author's first and most famous novel. She fled to England from the French Revolution where her husband was guillotined. A handsome VG+ set. Very scarce. Bookseller Inventory # SD5 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Investigación de la naturaleza y causas de la riqueza de las naciones.

      Valladolid: En la Oficina de la Vuida é Hijos de Santander, 1794 - 4 volumes, octavo bound in fours. Contemporary tree calf, flat spines decorated gilt, contrasting morocco labels. A very fine set. First edition in Spanish of the Wealth of Nations, translated by Josef Alfonso Ortiz, a lawyer attached to the royal councils and chancery in Valladolid and a professor of canon law and sacred theology. Ortiz claimed he had translated from the eighth edition, which is clearly an error. According to Tribe, this is a translation from the third edition of 1784, but R. S. Smith suggests the fifth, of 1789. Goldsmiths' 15932l; Kress 2832; Tribe 53; Vanderblue, p. 31. ; see R.S. Smith's essay, 'The Wealth of Nations in Spain and Hispanic America, 1780-1830' pp. 313–326 in Cheng-chung Lai, Adam Smith across Nations. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ansicht vom Comer See, Blick über den Pallazo al Ulma bei Como in Richtung Torno.

      - Feder in Braun, braun laviert, mit Federlinie umrandet, auf Bütten, unten signiert „J. Wetzel.", verso bezeichnet „Pallazo al Ulma bey Como gegen Torno". 19,7:27,8 cm. Wetzel war 1794 - 1797 Schüler von J. H. Bleuler (1758 - 1823), von Joh. Walser 1797 - 1809 und von G. Lory d. Ä. (1763 - 1840). Er ließ sich 1810 in Zürich nieder und war als vortrefflicher Vedutenzeichner und Aquarellist bekannt. Möglicherweise handelt es sich bei unserem Blatt um eine Vorzeichnung für eine graphische Arbeit.

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        Poems, in English, Scotch, and Latin

      Paisley: Printed by J. Neilson for the Author 1794 - Fair to good copy bound in contemporary full aniline calf. Gilt-blocked titles to spine. The calf is somewhat worn and scuffed, particularly around the spine cover. Panel edges dulled and rubbed. Front board is loose, otherwise the text block is tight and intact. Lacking pages 121 & 122 although text appears complete. Pages are reasonably bright and clean considering the age of the books, with some just some light, scattered dust-toning evident. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 140 pages; Extremely scarce title. There is a contemporary inscription facing the title page: "These poems are the works of my most kind and dear early fried James Grahame, author of The Sabbath. I never saw another copy, and doubt if there are half-a-dozen in existence. [signed] J. Richardson [?]. He bought them all [?] and destroyed them." There is a further, probably modern note in pencil after Richardson's signature: "Friend of Sir Walter Scott." 140p. 22cm. Subjects: English literature -- Poetry -- 18th century -- Early works before 1800. 1 Kg. 140 pp. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Coast of India from Pulo Timon to Pulo Cambir Comprehending The Malayan Coast; The Gulf of Siam, The Coasts of Tsiampa and Cochinchina, with The Adjacent Islands and Part of the Isle of Borneo

      London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. unbound. Sea chart. Uncolored copper plate engraving. Image measures 21" x 26.25". This extensive sea chart of Southeast Asia extends from present-day Thailand down to the northern coasts of Sumatra and Borneo. 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. The names of the states curve in accordance with their landforms, further contributing to the overall diamond-like composition of the map. Appropriately, if only coincidentally, this region was highly profitable for the British Empire in this period, as its dominance in world trade gave it effectual control of the trade between China, Siam, and its holdings in Malaysia and Borneo. Details such as soundings and sandbars demonstrate how well-traveled the area was and add to the map's lovely visual rhythm.<BR><BR>The map appeared in Laurie & Whittle's 1794 "Neptune Orientale." It is in good condition with full margins, some repair to top and left margins. Professionally lined with some off-setting. <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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        RETRATO AL NATURAL DE LA CIUDAD Y TÉRMINO DE JAÉN. Su estado antiguo y moderno, con demostración de quanto necesita mejorarse su población, agricultura y comercio. ( Edición clandestina ). Seguido de: EL CONDESTABLE IRANZU, por D. 1ª edición?

      1794 - Jaén. En la Imprenta de D. Pedro de Doblas. Año de 1794. Tipografía de El Industrial. 1893. Dos obras en un volumen. 8º mayor, 360pp inclusa portada con pequeño grabadito xilográfico en cabecera de portada, 8pp para Apéndice Último, 39pp para la segunda obra. Encuadernación y guardas nuevas, pleno pergamino época rotulado a mano en lomera con cierres, guardas en papel ahuesado hecho a mano. Aleatoriamente papel algo oscurecido. Muy buen ejemplar, en general. Apostillas, notas y citas al texto a pie. A todas luces, y a pesar del pie de imprenta, consideramos que la primera obra del ejemplar está impresa a mitad del siglo xix o algo posterior, tanto por el papel empleado para como por la tipografía utilizada, no coincidiendo tampoco la paginación con el original de dicha fecha. De la segunda obra no hemos conseguido ninguna referencia bibliográfica. Ambos, de extremada rareza. No en BNE, WC, ni CCPB que colaciona el original CCPB000118437-7. Palau. 263229, para el original que atribuye a José Martínez de Mazas, 1731-1805.Descuento aplicado por nuextro xx Aniversario

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        By-laws, constitutions, orders, and rules, for the good government of the Corporation of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East-Indies; and for the better carrying on, and managing, of the trade of the said Company.

      [London] Printed in the year 1794. 8vo., 62 + (10)pp., in probably the original marbled wrappers, very minor dustiness and rubbing to the wrappers else a fine copy. The By-laws> (&c.) had been revised by the E.I. Co.'s Committee of By-laws, not least to try and stamp out the practice of illicit trade by some Company directors following Richard Twining's motion, 'That no director be allowed to carry on any trade or commerce to or from India, directly or indirectly, either as principal or agent'. The contents are divided into 14 chapters, headed severally: Accounts; Buying and Selling; By-Laws; Cash; Committees; Directors, Officers, and Servants; Elections; General Courts; Illicit Trade; Private Trade; Register of Bonds and other Instruments; Seal of the Company; Shipping; Transfers.

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

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

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