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        La Gerusalemme liberata.

      Co' i tipi bodoniani. Parma, nel Regal Palazzo, co' tipi bodoniani, 1794. - 2 tomi in un vol. in-folio picc. di Londra, pp. (20 il primo b.), 331, (1b.); (2, il primo bianco), 337. Bella leg. coeva m. pelle, tit. oro su tassello e fregi al dorso. Bella ed importante edizione del capolavoro tassiano, dedicata a Carlo IV di Borbone, Re di Spagna, la cui dedica è impressa in grande corsivo; il testo in car. tondo. Il testo fu curato dall'abate Serassi, il quale portò a termine l'impresa «di ridurre la Gerusalemme del Tasso alla più vera e genuina lezione sugli autografi dell'epico immortale» poco prima della sua morte, come scrive lo stesso Bodoni in una lettera del 21 ottobre 1791 al Conte Cesare Ventura. Bell'esemplare a pieni margini, con qualche minimo difetto alla legatura. Brooks 564: ''Altra ediz. in-fol. picc. di Londra, 2 voll.''. Giani n.62. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      [Society of United Irishmen], Dublin 1794 - First Edition. Dublin, [Society of United Irishmen], 1794. Duodecimo. (8), 207 pages (pages 205/206 have been replaced by a mimeographed page and bound with the volume - ask for detailed photographs). Hardcover / Full leather of the early 20th century. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Extremely scarce publication ! No copy available on the worldwide market at the time of cataloging. The Society of United Irishmen was founded as a liberal political organisation in 18th century Ireland that initially sought Parliamentary reform. However, it evolved into a revolutionary republican organisation, inspired by the American Revolution and allied with Revolutionary France. It launched the Irish Rebellion of 1798 with the objective of ending British monarchical rule over Ireland and founding a sovereign, independent Irish republic. During the 1780s, a few liberal members of the ruling Protestant Ascendancy, organised as the Irish Patriot Party led by Henry Grattan, campaigned for: reform of the Irish parliament; a lessening of British interference in Ireland's affairs; and expanding the rights and voting franchise for Catholics and Presbyterians. Backing them up was the Irish Volunteers movement, which had widespread Protestant support. Whilst they had limited success such as the establishment of Grattan's Parliament and the repeal of some of the discriminatory Penal Laws, they fell short of many of their aims. When the parliamentary reform movement collapsed in 1784, it left radicals without a political cause. By the mid-1780s, radicalism in Ireland was taking a new, bolder form, typified by the letters penned by William Drennan which were published in the Belfast Newsletter and in pamphlets. In them he hit out at leaders of the Volunteers such as Grattan and Charlemont for their conservatism and restraint, and at the political establishment for preventing the reform of the Irish parliament. Most notably was his appeal for all Anglicans, Dissenters, and Roman Catholics to unite together as one indifferent association, however he accepted that this would only appeal to the minority within each denomination. Inspiring and increasing the radicalisation of Irish reformists was the French Revolution which had started in 1789, and had so far remained largely bloodless, with the French king forced to concede effective power to a National Assembly. Also in 1789 the Whig party was founded in Ireland and soon it became an alliance of radicals, reform-minded parliamentarians, and dissident representatives of the governing class. By 1791 this alliance however was already fracturing, and several rival Whig clubs were set up by people such as Napper Tandy in Dublin and Belfast. Another grouping was a "shadowy" organisation of eleven people headed by Samuel Neilson, that sought to move the recently revived Volunteer movement in as far a radical direction as possible. The enthusiasm for the French Revolution saw great Irish interest in Thomas Paine's The Rights of Man released in May 1791, which defended it and saw around 20,000 cheap copies printed for digest in Ireland. A couple of months later the Belfast Volunteer company gathered to celebrate the second anniversary of the fall of the Bastille. It was intended that a new radical society was to be announced during the celebrations which William Drennan, who was to give a declaration, asked to add in resolutions. Drennan refused due to the short notice of the request and suggested that a Theobald Wolfe Tone be asked. Tone's reformist radicalism had advanced beyond that of the Whigs, and he proposed three resolutions for the new society, which he named the Society of United Irishmen. The first resolution was for the denouncing of the continuing interference of the British establishment in Irish affairs. The second was for the full reform of the Irish parliament and its representation. The last resolution called for a union of religious faiths in Ireland to "abolish the diff [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettre autographe, manuscrite au Prince de Condé, Commandant en chef de l'armée émigrée dite "Armée de Condé" au quartier général d'Heidelberg, le 24 novembre 1794. Le Manuscrit, porte comme titre "Instruction à suivre en cas que le Rhin vint à geler"

      1794 - 8 pages manuscrites in-folio d'une fine écriture très lisibles. Durant les guerres de la Révolution, les troupes françaises franchissent plusieurs fois le fleuve : une première fois en 1794, près de Düsseldorf, puis à nouveau en septembre 1795 - - - L'armée de Condé est l'une des armées des émigrés créées par Louis V Joseph de Bourbon-Condé, cousin du Roi, et de ses frères pour lutter contre la révolution française. Il évite son arrestation en émigrant après la prise de la Bastille, aux Pays-Bas puis à Turin. Jusqu'à la guerre, il s'est établi à Worms, sur les bords du Rhin tandis que les frères du Roi établissent leur quartier général à Coblence. Il crée dans cette petite ville cette armée qui va porter son nom. 27 officiers du régiment de Beauvoisis sont présentés au prince le 19 avril 1791. Cette armée participe aux guerres de la Révolution française de 1792 à 1801 aux côtés des armées des Habsbourg-Lorraine, en participant aux combats pendant l'invasion - ou libération pour les royalistes - non réussie de la France par les alliés - ou les ennemis pour les républicains. Comme l'armée des princes, il compte dans ses rangs quelques aristocrates tels que son propre fils, Louis VI Henri de Bourbon-Condé, son petit-fils, duc d'Enghien, le duc de Richelieu, le duc de Blacas, duc de Choiseul, le comte de Langeron, le comte de Damas, le comte de Montlosier, le Comte de Mauny, vicomte de Bonald et beaucoup d'hobereaux comme Chateaubriand. Cette troupe compte presque plus d'officiers que de soldats. Des officiers élégants, deviennent tout à coup soldats par dévouement pour la monarchie, mais c'est un corps où personne ne veut nettoyer son fusil, ni faire l'exercice, mais où chacun est prêt à se faire tuer et est d'une bravoure à toute épreuve constate le chevalier d'Hespel. Le 19 août 1793, l'armée de Condé s'empare de Jockgrim, Wörth et Pfotz, le long du Rhin. La contre attaque des républicains de nuit est repoussée, et permet à l'armée de Condé de s'emparer de Hagenbach et Büchelberg : les pertes républicaines sont lourdes : 3 000 hommes et 18 canons. L'armée de Condé est alors mise à l'ordre de l'armée autrichienne. Le 1er décembre 1793, les dernières attaques de l'armée de la Moselle avaient nécessité des mouvements dans celle du Rhin. Le 11 frimaire, le général Pichegru voulant tâter toute la ligne ennemie, fait d'abord attaquer, sans succès, vers le centre le village de Bertsheim, en avant d'Haguenau, occupé par les émigrés. Le lendemain, l'artillerie ayant recommencé l'action, l'infanterie, d'abord entièrement en tirailleurs, s'étant réunie en colonne au signal convenu, force le village où se trouvait le régiment des émigrés de Mirabeau et celui de Hohenlohe, autrichien, lorsque le prince de Condé, qui était posté en arrière avec son infanterie, entre dans le village sur quatre colonnes, et le reprend l'épée à la main ; en même temps sa cavalerie qui l'avait dépassé sur la droite, ayant rencontré la cavalerie républicaine, la bat, s'empare de sept canons, et met hors de combat environ 200 hommes [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Mythologisches Wörterbuch zum Gebrauch für Schulen. Nach dessen Tode fortgesetzt von VALENTIN HEINRICH SCHMIDT. Mit dem Bildnisse des verstorbenen Moritz.

      Berlin, bei Christian Gottfried Schöne 1794 - Mit dem Bildnisse des verstorbenen Moritz (als Titelkupfer; J.D.H. f., d.i.?). Front., XIV, (3-) 488 S., (1) Bl. "Berichtigungen". Pappband d.Zt. mit Rückenschild und –linienvergoldung. Etwas berieben, Bezug a.d. Rücken fachgerecht Restauriert. Erste Ausgabe (nicht bei Goedeke; Hirschberg, Taschengoedeke 2, S.341; W./.G² 70). – Nahezu fleckfrei. Front. im Außenrand mit kurzen Einrissen. A.d. Vorsatz ein Besitzeintrag von 1978 unkenntlich gemacht. Gutes Exemplar der durchaus seltenen ersten Ausgabe, häufiger ist die zweite, unveränderte Auflage von 1798; eine dritte Auflage erschien noch 1816, eine Übersetzung ins Holländische 1820. Das Mythologische Wörterbuch konnte MORITZ (Hameln 1756 – 1793 Berlin) nicht mehr selbst vollenden; von ihm stammt nur der ausformulierte Text bis S.67, den Rest bearbeitete V.H. SCHMIDT (1756 Berlin 1838), der hier als Prorektor der Köllnischen Stadtschule firmiert, später Direktor des Köllnischen Gymnasiums wurde. Er ist heute noch bekannt als Autor einiger bedeutender Werke zur berlin- und brandenburgischen Geschichte. MORITZ beschäftigte sich seit der Rückkehr aus Italien intensiv mit der Mythologie der Griechen und Römer, was in den frühen ´90er Jahren Niederschlag in mehreren Veröffentlichungen fand (neben der vorliegenden auch Antousa oder Roms Alterthümer, 1791; Götterlehre, 1791; Mythologischer Almanach, 1792). Er stand damit im Zentrum der Bemühungen der Klassik, den Tendenzen der Zeit, revolutionäre Unruhe auf der einen, starrer Rationalismus der Aufklärung auf der anderen Seite, die antiken Ideale der Kunst und Humanität entgegenzusetzen. Das Kupfer, das als eines des treuesten Portraits MORITZ‘ gilt, stach der unbekannt gebliebene J.D.H. nach dem Gemälde, das KARL FRANZ JAKOB HEINRICH SCHUMANN 1791 in Berlin im Auftrag GLEIMs für dessen Gemäldesammlung angefertigt hatte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ferishta's History of Dekkan,

      Shrewsbury: Printed by J. & W. Eddowes for John Stockdale, London, , 1794. from the first Muhammedan Conquests: with a continuation from other native writers, of the events in that part of India, to the reduction of its last monarchs by the emperor Aulumgeer Aurungzebe: also, the reigns of his suvccessors in the empire of Hindostan to the present day: and the History of Bengal, from the accession of Aliverdee Khan to the year 1780. 2 volumes, quarto (278 x 217 mm). Late 19th century dark red half morocco for the bookseller William Brown (Edinburgh), gilt lettered and banded spines, marbled sides, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers. Bindings a little rubbed at the extremities, a couple of corners lightly bumped, scattered foxing and some paper toning but a good tall set. First edition of this translation of one of the most important histories of India, by the late 16th-century Persian historian Muhammad Qasim Hindu Shah, known as Ferishta. The British orientalist Jonathan Scott (1753-1829) had it published at his own expense in his native Shrewsbury. Scott served as an officer with the East India Company and saw action in the First Mahratta War when acting as Persian translator to Major William Popham. "Governor-General Warren Hastings appointed Scott his private Persian translator in 1783, responsible for communications with the native powers judged too diplomatically sensitive to be trusted to an Indian secretary. Hastings also valued Scott's historical investigations which took their cue from Robert Orme's thesis that the reign of Aurangzeb and of his successors was the key epoch of Mughal Indian history. Scott consulted the best native authorities, and amassed materials collected by his brother Captain Richard Scott, and by Lieutenant-Colonel Henri Polier, concluding that a fuller understanding of recent history might be gained from an insight into the history of the Deccan" (ODNB). From the library of the Lords Elphinstone, with their Carberry Tower Library label in both volumes; the most distinguished scion of that house was Mountstuart Elphinstone (1779-1859), administrator in India.

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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.

      I. Walsh [watermark 1794], London - 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. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      

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        A New General Map of the East Indies Exhibiting in the Peninsula on the Side of the Ganges or Hindoostan

      Laurie and Whittle, London 1794 - This beautifully hand colored map of Southeast Asia depicts from Persia (Afghanistan) east as far as Macao to include the Indian subcontinent, Thailand, Vietnam, Burma (Myanmar), Malaysia, Sumatra and part of Borneo and China. It notes the various kingdoms and territories of the time including Pegu (Burma) Siam (Thailand), Tonkin and Chochin (Vietnam) and Camboja (Cambodia). Further South, the Straits of Singapore are labeled. Singapore Island however, is not labeled but is recognizable. The partitions of the Mogul Empire, the dominions of the East India Company as well as French and Dutch possessions are color-coded. The map labels numerous towns, cities and roads with exquisitely detailed topography including coastlines, rivers and mountains. Interesting annotations at a few places read "Cancar or Ponthiamas a Little Kingdom founded about 50 years ago by Kiang-tse a Chinese Mercht" near the western coast of Cambodia, and "Mountains inhabited by the Wild Nation called Ke-Moy" in Vietnam.This map, by Thomas Jefferys was made from actual surveys made by Major James Rennel and was published by Laurie and Whittle in Thomas Kitchin's 1794 "General Atlas". The map is in good condition with reinforcements along the original centerfold. Some edge wear and verso repair. Original plate mark is visible. Small portion of margin near title is repaired with portion filled in. Overall toning and minor foxing.Thomas Kitchin (1719-1784) was an English engraver and map-maker. His maps and atlases of England earned him the position of hydrographer to the King. 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.Thomas Kitchin (1719-1784) was an English engraver and map-maker. His maps and atlases of England earned him the position of hydrographer to the King. Hand colored copper plate engraving. Image measures 23" x 27.5".

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        Clara Harlowe; Las paginas de oro; Retrato imparcial de Napoleón

      - Literatura francesa. Teatro. Melodramas. Comedias de misterio. Teatro popular. Siglo XIX. (821.133.1-23"18") Wenceslao Ayguals de Izco. Madrid. 1794. 14 cm. 11 Tomos en 3 Vols. Encuadernación en tapa dura artesanal plena piel con lomo estampado. Traducción del inglés al frances por Mr. Le Rourneur, siguiendo en todo la edición original revista por su autor, y del frances al castellano por D. José Marcos Gutierrez . Cubierta deslucida. Lomo rozado. 37E [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Encyklopädie der bürgerlichen Baukunst. Hier 2. Theil E-J von eigentlich 5 Bänden.

      Leipzig, C. Fritsch, 1794. 8°, 770 Seiten und XXIV faltbare Kupfertafeln im Anhang, betitelter OHalbledereinband mit Goldprägung - Einbandkanten leicht ber. und best. sonst sehr guter Zustand - 1792. c62738 Versand D: 6,00 EUR Architektur, Bauwesen, Nachschlagewerke

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        Der entblößte Apollonius dargestellt aus neuern Magiern von einem Freunde der Natur. Erstausg.

      Breßlau u. Leipzig, bei Wilhelm Gottlieb Korn 1794 - 4 Bll., 344 S., mit gest. Frontispiz u. 4 kolorierten Kupfer-Taf. [so kmpl.], Kl.-8°, Pappband d. Zt. mit handschrftl. Rückenschild Ackermann I/341; Rosenthal 2868; Slg. du Prel 422; Graesse S.69. - Das Werk von Karl Ludwig Blottner (1773-1802) enthält auf den ersten 144 Seiten eine Geschichte der Magie (Definition, Zweige u. Ursprung) von den orientalischen Völkern bis hin zu den Römern. Gefolgt von Anleitungen zu chemischen, mechanischen, ökonomischen u. artistischen Kunststücken, darunter auch Rechen- u. Kartentricks. Abschliessend "Kunststücke des Malers und Kupferstechers". - Die Paginierung der Kupfertaf. mit Zauberkunststücken springt von 3 auf 5, nach den Bibliografien (z.B. Ackermann) u. bisher angeboten Expl. (aus versch. Auktionhäusern) so kmpl. - Einband bestossen, beschabt u. etwas fleckig; Titel u. Vorsatz gestempelt; Schnitt u. wenige Seiten etwas braunfleckig; eine Tafel knapp beschnitten; Bindung bei den Tafeln aufgeplatzt, sonst ein gutes Expl. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Auch ein Beytrag über die Neue Politick. [Motto:] »Es ist ein Knabe hier der hat fünf Gersten Brodt und zween Fische; aber was ist das unter so viel?«.

      Ohne Ort und Jahr [Hamburg ] 1794 - Kl.-8°. 1 Bl., 74 Ss. Mit Holzschn.-Titelvignette. Pappband mit Rückenschildchen. Goed. IV/1, 981, 23. ? Erste Ausgabe. ? Matthias Claudius? Antwort auf die »Neue Zeit« nach der franz. Revolution einschl. eines Abdrucks u. Kommentars der Erklärung der Menschenrechte vom 2. Okt. 1789. »Claudius will [.] nachweisen, daß das neue System zu genau jener anarchischen Unordnung führen müsse, die durch die Einführung des alten Systems überwunden worden sei. Am Ende verweist er u. a. auf die Weigerung des Sokrates, aus dem Gefängnis zu fliehen, als auf ein Beispiel wahrer innerer Freiheit [.]« (Matthias Claudius. Ausstellung zum 250. Geburtstag. 1990, S. 200, mit Abb.) ? Auf starkem, meist leicht bläulichem Papier. ? Einband bestoßen. Fleckenfreies und breitrandiges Exemplar. 500 g gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Elements and Practice of Rigging and Seamanship

      London: Printed for David Steel, Union Row, Little Tower Hill, 1794. 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.. 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).NOTE:Admiral Carnegie's role at Trafalgar (from J. Ralfe's The Naval Biography Of Great Britain, II, pp. 402-403, London, 1828), quoting from The Naval Chronicle:'We now come to the most important period of (Carnegie's) life, the battle of Trafalgar, in which he was third in command. Of his conduct on that occasion, the following particulars have been published, and we believe with perfect correctness: "Previous to that great event, it had been directed by the commander-in-chief, in consequence of her heavy sailing. that the Britannia should constantly take a position to the windward of him; and on the morning of that glorious day, he ordered, by signal, that she should assume a station as most convenient, without regard to the order of battle; and afterwards sent verbal directions to Lord Northesk, by the captain of the Sirius, to break through the enemy's line astern of the fourteenth ship. This was effected in the most masterly and gallant manner, though the Britannia was severely galled in bearing down by raking fire from several of the enemy. On passing through the line and hauling up, she was the fourth ship of the lee line in action (the Victory, Temeraire, and Neptune alone preceding her), and in a short space of time completely dismasted a French ship of 80 guns, who waved a white handkerchief in token of submission. She afterwards singly engaged and kept at bay three of the enemy's van ships, that were attempting to double upon the Victory, at that time warmly engaged with two of the enemy, and much disabled. During the whole continuance of this long and bloody conflict, the noble admiral zealously emulated the conduct of his illustrious leader, displaying the most heroic courage, tempered by the coolest judgment and presence of mind; nor was his conduct after the action less meritorious, while his skill and promptitude were equally conspicuous in the arduous task of securing the captured ships. And when the order was given for destroying the prizes, after removing them from the British seamen, his zeal in the truly dangerous service, in a tempestuous sea and a heavy gale of wind, was exceeded only by his exemplary humanity". (Naval Chronicle).'On this important day the Britannia's loss was 52 men killed and wounded. For his eminent service on this occasion, his Majesty conferred upon him the Order of the Bath, both Houses of Parliament returned him their thanks, and the citizens of London presented him with a valuable sword. He was also presented with a gold medal by the king, to commemorate the victory, and an elegant vase from the Patriotic Society. On the 281 April, 1808, he was made a vice-admiral; and on the 4th June, 1814, he attained the rank of admiral. He has since been honored with the rank of rear-admiral of Great Britand created Grand Cross of the Bath.'

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        Nuova Guinea e Nuova Galles ed isole adiacenti.

      Venezia, 1794 - Incisione in rame di mm 320x415. Rara carta, proveniente dal quinto volume dell'opera "Raccolta di tutti i viaggi fatti intorno al mondo da diverse nazioni dell'Europa" di Jean Pierre Berenger edito nel 1794-96 illustrato con carte dell'editore veneziano Zatta. Rispetto alla medesima carta inserita in "Atlante novissimo", cambiano il titolo e la data. Bel cartiglio figurato. Ottimo stato di conservazione con pieghe editoriali.

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        3seitiger Brief in schwarzer Tinte, Bonn 3. July 1841 mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift.

      0 - Autograph - Mendelssohn, Georg Benjamin, Geograph und Historiker 1794 - 1874. Sein Interesse richtete sich mit zunehmendem Alter immer stärker auf die Geschichte und die Politik, was auch seine letzte, 1846 erschienene Abhandlung über „Die ständische Institution im monarchischen Staate" bezeugt. Die romantisch-nationalen Anschauungen der Napoleonischen Zeit schlugen bei ihm in ein konservatives, ja reaktionäres Denken um, das die in Preußen bestehende Ständeeinteilung und die Privilegien der grundbesitzenden Aristokratie festschreiben wollte, was sogar die Kritik seiner adligen Freunde von der Wochenblattpartei hervorrief. 1843-45 gab Mendelssohn in sieben Bänden die „Gesammelten Schriften" seines Großvaters Moses Mendelssohn heraus. Zu den Hörern, die ihn schätzten, zählte 1841 Jacob Burckhardt, mit dem Mendelssohn als einziger Bonner Dozent auch persönlich in Verbindung trat. Außerdem las er als Ordinarius ein Privatissimum für den preußischen Prinzen Friedrich Wilhelm, den späteren Kaiser Friedrich III. Mendelssohns Bedeutung als Geograph gründet allein auf seinem „Germanischen Europa", das zu den Klassikern der Geographie gerechnet wird (Philippson), obwohl es bisher trotz positiver Urteile der Zeitgenossen und späterer Geographen noch keine eingehende wissenschaftsgeschichtliche Würdigung erfahren hat. In der Nachfolge Alexander v. Humboldts, Carl Ritters und Leopold v. Rankes stellt Mendelssohn für einen Teil Europas die gegenseitige Bedingtheit der Geographie, d. h. der Natur der Länder oder Landschaftsräume, und ihrer Geschichte dar. A. Hettner bezeichnet das Englandkapitel dieses Werkes, das in der Anwendung des Entwicklungsgedankens über Ritter hinausführt, als „Muster" für die „geschichtliche Auffassung der geographischen Verhältnisse des Menschen". Besonderes Lob fanden die prägnante Sprache des Autors und die Schönheit seiner auf eigenen Anschauungen beruhenden Naturschilderungen. (DB). - Reste eines Siegels, Faltspuren, Eckausschnitt der letzten Seite ohne jeglichen Textverlust. Autographen; Geographie, Topographie, Geopolitik, geography, topography, geopolitique; Judaica & Judaism; jüdische Autoren; jüdische Künstler; Manuskript, Handschriften, Typoskripte

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        Le glaive vengeur de la République française une et indivisible. Ou galerie révolutionnaire, contenant les noms, prénoms, les lieux de naissance, l'état, les ci-devant qualités, l'âge, les crimes et les dernières paroles de tous les grands conspirateurs et traîtres à la patrie, dont la tête est tombée sous la glaive national. Par arrêt du tribunal extraordinaire, établi à Paris par une loi en date du 10 mars 1793, pour juger sans appel de ce genre de délit. Par un ami de la Révolution, des moeurs et de la justice. - Et: St(aël) de H(olstein, Germaine) Mad. la Baronne. Zulma. Fragment d'un ougrage. (Sic!)

      G.-F. Galletti An II de la république française; Londres s.n.e., Paris 1794 - Paris, G.-F. Galletti, An II de la république française; Londres, s.n.e., 1794. In-8°. Frontispice 216 p.; VIII, 24 p. Rel. carton rose, titre manuscrit au dos. Frontispice gravé représentant une guillotine. - Précieux ouvrage donnant les noms, l'âge, la profession et l'adresse des personnes exécutées en 1793, dans toute la France, sur ordre des tribunaux révolutionnaires. - Lonchamp: Oeuvre imprimé de Madame Germaine de Staël", 1949, no 21. - Lonchamp prétend, sans citer de preuves, qu'il s'agit d'une grossière contrefaçon. Son seul argument est que madame de Staël n'aurait pas toléré que l'on écrive sur le titre "Ougrage" au lieu de "Ouvrage". Mais contrefaçon de quoi? Il n'y a tout simplement pas d'autre édition jusqu'en 1813. Notre avis est (et aussi la BNF) qu'il s'agit bien d'une première édition de ce texte. - (Dos defraichi). - Bel exemplaire. Rel. carton rose, titre manuscrit au dos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Analisi degli elementi di diritto criminale.

      nella Stamperia di Luigi e Benedetto Bindi, in Siena 1794 - Legatura coeva in mz. pelle con fili e titolo oro su tassello bicolore al ds. Ottimo esemplare. Rara raccolta di scritti dell avvocato romano Filippo Maria Renazzi. 8vo (cm. 20,3), 96 pp. (segue) De sortilegio et magia. Liber singularis, 47 pp. (segue) Idem, De ordine seu forma judiciorum criminalium diatriba, 60 pp. (segue) Oratio de studiis litterarum ad bonum reipublicae referendis, 16 pp. (segue) Oratio, 16 pp. (segue) Notizie storiche degli antichi Vicedomini del Patriarchio Lateranense e de moderni Prefetti del Sacro Palazzo Apostolico ovvero Maggiordomi Pontifizj, 74 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Systematisches Handbuch der gesammten Chemie. 4 Bände. Erster Theil/ Zweyter Theil: Die botanische und zoologische Chemie/ Dritter Theil: Die Erdharze, Die kohligten Substanzen des Mineralreichs, Die Metalle, Anhang v. Priestley's sogenanntem dephologisirten Salpetergras, und der Strontionerde/ Vierter Theil: Chemische Nomenclatur, Uebersicht der einfachern und zusammengesetzten Stoffe, Chemische Verwandtschaftstafel. Nebst Register.

      Halle, Waisenhaus, 1794 - 1796. - XXII, 560, 637, 760, IV, 352 S. [Friedrich Albrecht Carl Gren (* 1. Mai 1760 in Bernburg; † 26. November 1798 in Halle (Saale)) war ein deutscher Chemiker, Physiker und Arzt.] ( Reste von kleinen Nummernaufklebern auf dem Rücken, Einbände berieben, Kanten beschabt, ansonsten in guter Erhaltung) Ich versende mit der Deutschen Post (Büchersendung) und der DHL (Pakete). Die Lieferzeit ist abhängig von der Versandart und beträgt innerhalb Deutschlands 3-5 Tage, in der EU 5 - 14 Tage. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2300 gelbe Pappände der Zeit, goldene Rückenbeschriftung

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        STATE OF GEORGIA. BY HIS EXCELLENCY GEORGE MATHEWS, CAPTAIN-GENERAL, GOVERNOR, AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF IN AND OVER THE SAID STATE, AND OF THE MILITIA THEREOF...DO GIVE AND GRANT UNTO RICHMOND DAWSON...ONE THOUSAND ACRES...

      [Augusta?], 1794. Clean and very good. An impressive printed land grant, completed in manuscript, for 1000 acres of land in Washington County, Georgia, granted by Gov. George Mathews to one Richmond Dawson. The document is signed by Mathews as well as by the surveyor, George Weatherby, who has included a sketch of the land in question. The land is described as "on the waters of Choopee River, bounded SE and NE by said Dawson's Land and on all other sides by Vacant Lands." Governor Mathews had an eventful career, first as a Revolutionary soldier (including a stint as colonel of the Virginia troops in Greene's Carolina campaign), then as governor of Georgia, and finally as a special agent leading "irregular" activities in attempts to wrest Florida from Spain in 1810-12. In the end the U.S. government repudiated Mathews' Florida actions, and he died in Augusta a bitter old man. "By his demise the authorities at Washington escaped the consequences of his threat that he'd 'be dam'd if he didn't blow them all up,' and he carried to the grave much evidence that might explain his debatable conduct" - DAB. A handsome Georgia document and unusual early imprint. DAB XII, p.403.

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        TO THE CITIZENS OF BALTIMORE-TOWN [caption title]

      [Baltimore: Printed by James Angell & Paul J. Sullivan, 1794. Early ink note on verso: "Mr. Thornton." Old folds. Small separation at one crossfold, affecting two letters of text. Unevenly trimmed around the text. Very good. A very rare Federal-era broadside - only the second located copy - printing the text of an open letter from Judge Samuel Chase to the citizens of Baltimore in the wake of a riot in 1794. Chase, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a future Supreme Court Justice, defends his actions in detaining the leaders of the mob, and appeals to the citizens of Baltimore to value order and government over their destructive passions. The occasion for the uprising was Congress' declaration of a thirty-day embargo on foreign trade, issued in March 1794. A local shipmaster, Capt. Ramsdell, expressed his displeasure at the end of the embargo, and he and another man, named Stenton (described in the broadside as an "American pirate"), were attacked by a mob. Among the leaders of the mob was Capt. David Stodder, the owner of a local shipyard, and Capt. William Reeves. The mob set upon Ramsdell and Stenton at Fells Point and tarred and feathered them. Chase, who at the time was chief justice of the District Criminal Court in Baltimore and chief justice of the Maryland General Court, ordered that Stodder and Reeves, as the ringleaders, be held in custody pending charges unless they could offer up bail. Stodder and Reeves refused to post bail, and their supporters threatened to tear down the jail and to raze Chase's home. After giving them a day to cool down, the prisoners agreed to post bail and the tense situation abated. In the present broadside Chase describes and justifies his actions, making an eloquent case for the rule of law over the mentality of the mob. He lays out the details of the events, explains his actions in detail, and describes the threats made against him, his family and property, and against public order. Chase concludes by stating that he is doing his duty as a judge and following the oath of his office, and that he is not appealing to the citizens of Baltimore to protect himself, "but that you may determine whether you ought to suffer an outrage to your laws, so fatal to the prosperity of this town, so destructive of all order, and so subversive of your government." This broadside is without an imprint, and the identity of the printers is based on the attribution by Evans. Evans, NAIP, and Minick all locate only a single copy, at the Maryland Historical Society. Rare and quite interesting for the history of law and civic culture in the early American Republic. EVANS 26762. NAIP w000729. MINICK 159. Francis F. Beirne, THE AMIABLE BALTIMOREANS (New York, 1951), pp.144-45.

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        Portraits of Rare And Curious Birds with Their Descriptions, from the Menagery of Osterly Park in the County of Middlesex (Two Volumes as One)

      Printed By W. Bulmer and Co, and Published for the Author, London - Two volumes bound as one, and includes the original very scarce title page and dedication pages for volume II. Volume I was published in 1794 and volume II in 1799. 101 full page, hand colored, illustrations plates, with at least 18 being signed and dated by the artist. Original boards retained, and recased in full polished leather with raised spine bands, gilt stamped lettering and decoration, and hand tooled border over boards. Original hand tooled leather edge inside covers, and marbled end leaves. Bound by J. Bohn, No 31 Frith St., Soho, London. Blank end leaves are slightly soiled. Occasional light smudges and very slight foxing. Occasional very slight offsetting of coloring onto text. Collated and complete, with all plates being very good to near fine. Beautiful and bright. An exceptional example of this very scarce and desirable title. Size: 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Darstellung der Mainzer Revolution oder Geschichte der Stadt Mainz und umliegenden Gegend, von Entstehung des französischen Revolutionskrieges bis nach der Wiedereroberung dieser Stadt, der Klubb und des in dieser Stadt eröffneten rheinisch-teutschen Nationalkonventes. 2 Bände in 1. 2 Bl., 563 S.; 2 Bl., S. 565-1038 (recte 1052; S. 583-96 doppelt pag.). Mit zus. 100 Beilagen. Schlichter Pappbd d. Z. (berieben, Kanten beschabt, Rücken mit Knickspur) mit Rückenschild.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, Johann Gottlob Pech und in Kommission bei dem Buchbinder Ulrich Ritter in Mainz, 1794. - Erste Ausgabe der seltenen Publikation. Ausführliche Darstellung der Ereignisse in und um Mainz, eine der umfangreichsten zur Mainzer Revolution. Mit 100 Beilagen, in denen Aufrufe und Bekanntmachungen der französischen Besatzung beigefügt sind wie auch die Ansprachen der Mainzer Klubbisten wie Georg Forster, Wedekind u. a. Enthält auch deftige Charakterisierungen der Beteiligten. Erschien seit 1793 auch heftweise; dieselben Druckbogen sind hier zur unveränderten und nahezu gleichzeitigen Buchausgabe zusammengefasst. Hoffmann (1761-1826) war Assessor an der juristischen Fakultät in Mainz, Hofgerichtsadvokat, und bis zum 7. 4. Augenzeuge des Geschehens. Später lebte er zeitweise in Aschaffenburg. – Titel von Band 1 mit alter Tintenkritzelei. Teils gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig, leichte Gebrauchsspuren. – Behrens 464 (unter "Schriften gegen die Mainzer Republik"). Haasis S. 96. Fiedler (Forster) 666. Katalog Mainz (1993), Nr 172: "Bei weitem am bedeutendsten und umfangreichsten". [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Medicina theologica, ou supplica humilde, feita a todos os senhores confessores e directores, sobre o modo de proceder com seus penitentes na emenda dos peccados, principalmente da lascivia, colera, e bebedice. Bound third in the volume.

      Lisbon, Na Off. de Antonio Rodrigues Galhardo, 1794. - 11 works bound together. Small 4°, nineteenth-century (third quarter) quarter sheep over marbled boards (some wear to extremities, three small round wormholes in spine, six in upper cover with a bit more damage, and one slightly larger in rear cover), flat spine with green lettering piece ("Miscellanea" stamped in gilt), edges sprinkled red. Two small round wormholes throughout, touching some letters of text but not affecting legibility; repairs in lower margins of leaves S1-2; occasional light dampstaining, more pronounced on title page. Still, in near good to good condition. 147 pp., (2 ll.). *** FIRST EDITION of the first Portuguese book on psychosomatic medicine, and one of the earliest works on this subject in any language. Mello Franco is recognized as a precursor of Freud. Upon publication Medicina theologica was attacked for containing "dangerous, heterodox and impious doctrines." (Small wonder, when pp. 3-4 of the preface reads, "O Christianismo he o que mais me lastimou . . . só domina a desordem, e a iniquidade, propaga-se a libertinagem, desfallece o Santo, e marchão todos pela estrada dos peccadores.") The government ordered its suppression and dissolved the Real Meza da Censura, which had approved its publication, while the police tried in vain to discover its author.Mello Franco considers that the best way to cure human corruption (particularly lasciviousness, anger and drunkenness) is through confession, and he wants to raise confessors almost to the level of physicians who can treat the body as well as the spirit. He discusses love as sickness, including satyriasis and nymphomania, giving recipes for anti-aphrodisiacs that the confessor may prescribe. There are likewise recipes for medications to suppress anger. Chapter XX (p. 115) begins with the interesting comment, "A bebedice he huma grande enfermidade, que nunca se cura com remedios moraes, e difficilmente com os fysicos," and goes on to discuss the treatment of alcoholism (pp. 115-23).Mello Franco (1757-1823), a native of Minas Gerais, practiced medicine in Lisbon until 1817, when he returned to Brazil. He was frequently in trouble with the authorities for his liberal writings and associations, and spent several years imprisoned by the Inquisition. His Tratado da educação fysica dos meninos, Lisbon 1790, is the first book on pediatrics by a Brazilian. Reino da estupidez, a satirical poem aimed at the professors of Coimbra, was circulating anonymously in manuscript as early as 1785 (the first printed version was not until 1818), and caused an enormous scandal.*** Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 320-1; cf. the first edition (1958) I, 274 where Borba cites only 2 known copies, and describes the book as "very rare"; Período colonial, pp. 140-3. Sacramento Blake III, 45. Innocêncio VI, 175. Holmes, Rarest Books in the Oliveira Lima Collection 160. JCB, Portuguese and Brazilian Books 794/2. National Library of Medicine, Eighteenth-Century STC p. 300. Not in Lisbon, Faculdade de Medicina, Catálogo da colecção portuguesa. Not in Bosch or Rodrigues. See Adelino de Almeida Calado, "Juízo crítico sobre a Medicina theologica," Boletim internacional de bibliographia luso-brasileira III (1962), 640-86. NUC: DCU-IA, RPJCB, PPAmP.*** BOUND WITH: I. FIGUEIREDO, António Pereira de. Portuguezes nos Concilios Geraes: isto he, Relaçaõ dos Embaixadores, Prelados, e Doutores portuguezes, que tem assistido nos Concilios Geraes do Occidente. Por . Deputado da Real Meza da Commissão Geral Sobre o [Exame?chewed] e Censura dos Livros, e Official das Cartas Latinas de Sua Magestade Fidelissima. Lisbon: Officina de Antonio Gomes, 1787. Title page has long horizontal hole across middle, with loss of one word (?exame??). Small hole on every page, generally with loss of one letter on each page. Glued at head of title page is a slip of paper (late nineteenth or early twentieth-century) with the printed name Dr. Francisco Antonio Rodrigues de Gusmão. 134 pp., 1 l. errata, 10 pp., (1 l. advt.).F [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rapport sur les destructions opérées par le vandalisme, et sur les moyens de le réprimer

      [Paris] : [Imprimerie nationale] 1794 - In-8° broché, 28 pages, en feuilles, non rogné, tel que paru, relié par une cordelette. Le premier et légendaire des trois rapports sur le vandalisme du 14 fructidor an II. il sera plus tard réimprimé pour le Bulletin du Bibliophile en 1843. Tourneux, III, 17721. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Il Morgante Maggiore

      Venezia - Nella Stamperia Palese 1794 - A scarceset comprising ofPulci's 28 cantaripoem in ottava rima, who's subjectis loosely derived from the Carolingian epic tradition. Written in comic and parodistic episodes, focusing on religion and myth, Pulci originallycreated his seriesto be sung by storytellers in Florence's piazzas. It was laterread at the Medicis' court, where the public appreciated theflamboyant characters. Popular Florentine humour, bourgeois way of thinking and living, and free imagination are expressed in a language based upon the Florentine dialect and extends from criminal argot to literary or scientific Latin. Each volumefeatures an illustrated title page. Complete in four volumes. Condition: In original paper vellum bindings with gilt decorative spines. Externally,smart with somerubbingto extremitiesand marks to boards. Internally, firmly bound with bright pages. Scattered foxing to first and last pages of each volume. Volume three has some offsetting to rear endpaper. Copperplate ink signature to front endpaper of allvolumes. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRAVELS IN INDIA, DURING THE YEARS 1780, 1781, 1782, AND 1783. THE SECOND EDITION, CORRECTED.

      Printed for the author and sold by J. Edwards, London 1794 - London: Printed for the author and sold by J. Edwards, 1794. 4to. 2nd edition. vi + 156 pp + [ii], with folding engraved map, 14 engraved plates of people and places. Sporadic light foxing. A very small circular stamp on the back of each plate. Plate at p62 with light water tide mark across a third of it. Quarter calf and marbled boards. Spine with 6 raised bands and two gilt leather labels. Very good condition.William Hodges (1744-1797), an artist on Cook's Second Voyage prior to exploring India, spent six years on the subcontinent under the patronage of the governor, Warren Hastings. Hodges was impressed by the beauty of the scenery, especially by the ancient architectural monuments. On his return to Great Britain, he exhibited his paintings of views of India, publishing a set of forty-eight aquatints some of which are included in "Travels in India.", as well as "A Dissertation on the Prototypes of Architecture, Hindoo, Moorish, and Gothic" (1787) in which he championed Indian architecture as equal to the classical European structures. HEAVY BOOK. Extra postage likely. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Critik der reinen Vernunft

      Riga : Johann Friedrich Hartknoch 1794 - Octavo (210mm X 128mm) blackish-purple half leather with gilt border rule and blackish-purple textured cloth; gilt spine lettering and four spine bands with gilt rules; speckled edges; cinnamon end-papers. pp: [i-vii], viii-xliv, [8 contents], 884; title-page has a woodblock device. Armorial bookplate of John Rose Butlin F.S.A. to front paste-down. Overall very good+ condition (VG binding with NF text-block), Sturdy binding with light wear to spine-ends and three of the four fore-corners - the lower front corner is bruised with split in the leather at the tip, yet corner still appears fairly square; also, there is a small nick to rear board fore-edge; gilt still very clear. Tight text-block with light age-dulling to top edge; clean, crisp leaves, which show only slight age-toning along with pale foxing also to some of the front and rear-most leaves - there are no previous owner inscriptions, annotations, underlings, marginalia, etc; silk marker present, but is detached. A neat and decent copy with moderate external wear. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lehrbuch der Hydraulik mit beständiger Rücksicht auf die Erfahrung. Und: Fortsetzung . welche eine Theorie der Schwungräder und ihre Anwendung bei Maschinen enthält. 2 Teile in einem Band.

      Altenburg, Richter, 1794-1796. - 25 x 20 cm. CX, 655 + XX, 657-816 Seiten. Mit zus. 53 gefalteten Kupfertafeln und 1 gest. Portrait. *Engelmann, Bibl. mech.-techn. 213. Poggendorff I, 1372. Ferchl 295. - Erste (einzige) Ausgabe, vollständig mit 53 Kupfertafeln. Langsdorf (1757-1834) war ein deutscher Mathematiker, Geologe, Naturforscher und Techniker. Nach seinem Studium in Göttingen und Gießen arbeitete er zunächst als Praktiker, ab 1784 als Salineninspektor in Gerabronn. Er publizierte viele mathematische und praktische Schriften, u.a. ein verdienstvolles Werk über Salinenkunde in 5 Bänden. Seine Bedeutung liegt hauptsächlich auf dem Gebiet der Technologie, wo er als Praktiker und Autor großen Einfluß auf den technologischen Fortschritt in Deutschland ausübte. Das vorliegende Lehrbuch der Hydraulik gilt als seine bestes technologisches Werk, es entstand kurz vor Beginn seiner akademischen Laufbahn (1796 trat er seine erste Professur für Maschinenkunde in Erlangen an). - Recht seltenes und umfangreiches Werk über Brunnen, Dampfmaschinen, Feuerspritzen, Mühlen, Pumpen, Röhren, Saug- und Druckwerke, Stampf- und Pochwerke, Schwung- und Wasserräder. - Leicht bis mäßig gebräunt, Titelblatt mit kleinem zeitgenöss. Stempel. Bis auf das kleine Fehlstück am oberen Rücken in insgesamt recht guter Erhaltung. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2500 Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild (Rücken oben mit ca. 2 cm Fehlstelle) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 art, specifically that of 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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        The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Translated out of the Original Greek: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. Appointed to be Read in Churches

      Boston: Printed at Boston, by Alexander Young and Thomas Minns, For J. Boyle, B. Larkin, J. White, Thomas and Andrews, D. West, E. Larkin, W.P. Blake, and J. West. Sold by them at their respective book-Stores, 1794. A-U6 W6 X-Z6 (Z6 verso blank). Text printed in two columns. 1 vols. 12mo. Recent half calf. Small hole in top of title page margin (not affecting text), title leaf with tissue repair at gutter and fore edge margin, 4 other leaves with small repairs to margins. Very good. A-U6 W6 X-Z6 (Z6 verso blank). Text printed in two columns. 1 vols. 12mo. SO MUCH FOR SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE. Rare edition of the New Testament printed in 1794 at Boston for the consortium of booksellers (to provide an American printed alternative to British printings), with the Great Seal of the United States prominently displayed on the title page, suggesting that even at the dawn of the American republic, certain clauses of the Third Amendment were subject to fluid interpretation. This is the only instance where the Great Seal of the United States was used in conjunction with a patently religious work. Copies are recorded at AAS and Duke. Evans 26664; Hills, English Bible in America, 48; ESTC W4683 (AAS, Duke)

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        Verdades Eternas, Confirmadas con la Sagrada Escritura, y Expuestas en décimas Castellanas para conservarlas facilmente en la Memoria, por el Presbytero Don Francisco Xavier Lozano

      Mexico: La Oficina de los Herederos del Lic. D. Joseph de Jauregui, 1794. 1794. Original edition, published in Mexico. Two parts bound in this one volume. NEAR FINE. A clean, tight copy in lovely tree-calf binding. Pages are fresh and unmarked, the paper supple and bright. First 8 leaves, last ~20 leaves and endpapers have small book worm channels at top outside corner (affecting only folios in last few leaves), also a very short channel to top margin of about 6 leaves at center of book. Pages otherwise fine. Leather cover is gilt titled on blue leather spine label. Cover is lightly worn, a few short, shallow worm channels on front cover but overall near fine. Binding tight and straight. A collection of over 900 poems by the Spanish Jesuit, Francisco Xavier Lozano. Born in Spain, Lozano apparently lived in Mexico from about 1737 until the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1767. He also wrote "Los atributos de Dios y misterios del Dios hombre." 6 x 8-1/4". Part 1: xiv + 168 pages. Part 2: 173 pages. An lovely copy of a very scarce book. . First Edition. Leather. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo.

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        Septem Provinciae seu Belgium Foederatum, quod generaliter audit Hollandia, secundum recentissimas observationes. Prostat Augustae Vindelicorum apud Ioannem Walch. - MDCCLXXXXIV.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Johann Walch in Augsburg, dat. 1794, 49 x 59 Nicht bei van der Heijden, Old maps of the Netherlands 1548-1794! - Zeigt die Niederlande. - Oben links Titelkartusche; darunter Meilenzeiger und Windrose. - Seltener Augsburger Einblattdruck! (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Dekorative Halblederausgabe mit Kupferstichen - Universalhistorie alter, mittler und neuer Zeiten. 15 Bände + 1 Registerband in 16 Bänden (Komplett). Aus dem Französischen. Mit Zusätzen und Berichtigungen von Wilhelm Ernst Christiani.

      Wien, Franz Haas, 1794. 8°. 16 Bände. Mit 15 Kupferstichtafeln von Weinrauch als Frontispize in Bdn 1-15. Halblederbände der Zeit mit 4 Bünden, zweifarb. Lederrückenschildchen, Rückengoldprägung, Lederecken und rotem Rundum-Farbschnitt. - Claude François Xavier Millot (1726 in Ornans, - 1785 in Paris) war Kleriker und Historiker. Millot erhielt seine Ausbildung an einer von Jesuiten geleiteten Schule und nach dem obligatem Noviziat trat er der Societas Jesu bei. Später unterrichtete er an mehreren Ordensschulen, u.a. auch in Lyon wo er als Dozent für Beredsamkeit wirkte. 1757 veröffentlichte Millot eine Eloge auf Montesquieu und musste daraufhin seinen Orden verlassen. Mehr Historiker als Kleriker veröffentlichte Millot in den nächsten Jahren einige historische Werke. 1777 ernannte ihn die Académie française zum Nachfolger des verstorbenen Schriftstellers Jean-Baptiste Louis Gresset. Anlässlich von Millots Aufnahme in die Académie française prägte d`Alembert das Bonmot \"Millot hat nichts von einem Priester an sich als das Kleid\". Die hier vorliegende deutsche Übersetzung eines seiner Hauptwerke erschien erstmals 1772/83 in Paris (Élements d`histoire génerale ancienne et moderne). Einbände berieben und bestoßen, Kapitale stellw. etwas lädiert und wurmstichig. Kupfertafeln in den weißen Rändern, Vorsätze und Titelblätter etwas stockfleckig. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung L.

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        Universalhistorie alter, mittler und neuer Zeit. Aus dem Französischen. Mit Zusätzen und Berichtigungen von Wilhelm Ernst CHRISTIANI.

      Wien, Franz Haas 1794. 16 Bände (inkl. Registerband). Mit 14 (statt 15) gest. Frontisp. von Weinrauch. - Dabei: Hormayr [zu Hortenburg], Joseph Frh. von. Allgemeine Geschichte der neuesten Zeit, vom Tode Friedrich des Großen bis zum zweyten Pariser Frieden. Neue Ausg. 3 Bde. Wien, Carl Gerold o. J. [1831]. Schmutztit., gest. Frontisp. (Portr. H.s von Benedotti), Titelbl., 353 Ss.; Schmutzt., gest. Frontisp. (von Blaschke nach Schedy), Titelbl., 351 S., 1 S.; (Schmutzt. fehlt), gest. Front. (von Blaschke), Titelbl., 446 S. Uniform gebundene, dekorative HLdrbde. d. Zt. m. 2 Rüschi., farbigem Rundumschnitt, marmoriertem Überzugspapier und an den Kapitalen mit dezenter Goldprägung. Einbde. vor allem an den Kanten berieben, Ecken tls. bestoßen. Die Frontisp. teilweise verstärkt bzw. unterlegt, hinterer flieg. Vors. von Bd. III mit Ausriß, Papier durchgehend etw. gebräunt u. fingerfleckig. Im Ganzen dekoratives Exemplar. Graesse IV, 528; Ebert 17726. Millots Universalhistorie endet mit dem Tode Friedrich II., wo Hormayr seine Geschichte fortsetzt. - Die einzelnen Bde. von Millots Werk umfassen 3-500 S., eine Vorrede Christanis u. ein Inhaltsverzeichnis geht den meisten Bdn. voraus. Es fehlen: 1 Bl. (Ss. XVII/XVIII) des Inh. von Bd. III, die letzten 2 Bll. (Ss302-304) des V. Bds., Front. von Bd. VI, Titelbl. u. 2 Bll. (Ss. I-IV) der Vorr. von Bd. IX u. Titelbl. u. 1. Bl. (Ss. I/II) der Vorr. v. Bd. XII. Zum beigg. Werk: Die erste Ausg. erschien 1817-18 in Wien. Vgl. Wurzbach IX, 282: \"... es ist dies eine Fortsetzung der damals in Österreich allgemein und sehr stark verbreiteten Universalhistorie von Abbe Millot, als deren 17.-19. Band sie auch herausgegeben wurde.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Geschichte

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        Portraits of Rare And Curious Birds with Their Descriptions, from the Menagery of Osterly Park in the County of Middlesex (Two Volumes as One)

      London: Printed By W. Bulmer and Co, and Published for the Author Two volumes bound as one, and includes the original very scarce title page and dedication pages for volume II. Volume I was published in 1794 and volume II in 1799. 101 full page, hand colored, illustrations plates, with at least 18 being signed and dated by the artist. Original boards retained, and recased in full polished leather with raised spine bands, gilt stamped lettering and decoration, and hand tooled border over boards. Original hand tooled leather edge inside covers, and marbled end leaves. Bound by J. Bohn, No 31 Frith St., Soho, London. Blank end leaves are slightly soiled. Occasional light smudges and very slight foxing. Occasional very slight offsetting of coloring onto text. Collated and complete, with all plates being very good to near fine. Beautiful and bright. An exceptional example of this very scarce and desirable title. . First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to.

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        A collection of 15 broadsides and pamphlets.

      

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        Curaçao antieke kaart.

      CURAÇAO, W.I.C. UITVALSBASIS VOOR HANDEL EN KAAPVAART"Curaçao, from the originals of Gerard van Keulen"'. Kopergravure vervaardigd door Thomas Jefferys uitgegeven door Laurie & Whittle te Londen 1794. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 46,2 x 61,5 cm.Kaart van Curaço, met rechts een inzet van een plattegrond van Fort Amsterdam gelegen aan de Sint Annabaai. Rechtsboven een viertal kustprofielen van het eiland gezien vanuit verschillende richtingen. Linksonder schaalstokken in Sea Leagues en Dutch miles. Aangegeven zijn ook de plantages, zoutpannen, bronnen en vegetatie.Deze kaart verscheen in "The West-India Atlas"' met 41 kaarten en 27 pagina"s tekst.Jefferys was een van de belangrijkste Engelse uitgevers van kaarten in de 18de eeuw. Hij vervaardigde kaarten van de gehele wereld, maar zijn beste werk is van Noord-Amerika en West-Indië. Hij begon zijn carrière in de kaarten handel in de vroege jaren 1730, hij was werkzaam als graveur voor verschillende Londense uitgevers en begon uiteindelijk zijn eigen winkel. In 1746 werd hij benoemd tot geograaf van de Prince of Wales en werd in 1760 geograaf aan de Koning. Daarmee kreeg hij toegang tot de manuscripten en cartografische informatie in het bezit van de Engelse marine. Begin jaren 1760 begon hij aan een ambitieus project om op basis van nieuw onderzoek van een reeks Engelse graafschappen kaarten te produceren, maar het geld raakte op en zijn faillissement volgde in 1766. Hij werkte vervolgens samen met de Londense uitgever Robert Sayer, die veel van Jefferys' platen tot na zijn dood in 1771 opnieuw uitgaven. Dit exemplaar komt uit een atlas weer iets later uitgegeven door Laurie & Whittle.Jefferys maakte deze kaart naar voorbeeld van Gerard van Keulen, die in 1728 zijn "Nieuwe Afteekening van het Eyland Curacao"' had gemaakt.Prijs: € 4.350,- (incl. lijst).

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        Pantheon der Deutschen. Komplett in 3 Bänden. Enthält 1) D. Martin Luther. Friedrich II., König von Preußen. 2) Kaiser Rudolph von Habsburg. Gottfried Wilhelm Freyherr von Leibnitz. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. 3) Hermanns Schlachten. Ulrich von Hutten. Nicolaus Copernicus. Moriz von Sachsen.

      Chemnitz , 1795 bey Karl Gottlieb Hofmann. UND: Leipzig 1800 bei Friedr. Gotthold Jacobäer. 1794 - 8°. Neuere, marmorierte Pappbände mit montierten Deckel- und Rückentiteln. Zwei der Originalbroschurumschläge mit eingebunden. Alle Bände mit Titelblatt, gest. Frontispiz und gestochenem Titel. Bd.1: 7 Bl., CX S., 1 Bl. Zwischentitel, 410 Seiten mit 2 Porträttafeln und 22 Kupfertafeln. Titelrückseite mit Heraldischem Vorbesitzerstempel "Grosherzogliche Bibliothek Neustrelitz". / 2. Bd. XXXVI (+4), 135, 194 und 192 Seiten mit 3 Porträtstichen und 9 Kupferstichen. / Bd.3: 1 Bl., IV, 92, 108, 116 und 162 Seiten mit 3 Porträtkupfern und 7 Kupferstichen. // Zumeist etwas randgebräunt, einige Lagen stark gebräunt, wenige Lagen feuchtrandig, überwiegend sauber und wohlerhalten. Zusammen also 15, 13 und 11 Kupfer, davon 3 Frontispiz, 8 Porträts und 28 Tfn, also 39 Tafeln! Durchaus gut erhaltenes Exemplar! FL1418

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        "The history of the origin, progress, and termination of the American war."

      Dublin: "printed for Messrs. P. Wogan, P. Byrbne, Jr., J. Moore, and W. Jones". 1794. "First Dublin and first octavo edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. xii, 446; [iii]-xixd, [1], 502, [24] index; later half calf over marbled boards, red morocco labels on gilt-decorated spines; very good. First published in London the same year in quarto, with maps. ""Stedman's account is generally considered to be the best contemporary account of the Revolution written from the British sideÂ… The author was apparently an American loyalist, who was born in Philadelphia [and educated at William and Mary College] and served as Commissary of Prisoners under Howe, Clinton, and Cornwallis"" (Sabin 91057). Howes S-914; DNB XVIII, p. 1013: ""the standard work on the subject."" JCB II:372."

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        Gesamtansicht ('Granada.').

      - Kupferstich v. Angus n. H. Swinburne b. M. Bovi in London, dat. 1794, 25,5 x 36,5 (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        World, rare 18th century wall map.

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

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

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

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        The whole proceedings on the trial of an indictment against Thomas Walker of Manchester, merchant, William Paul, Samuel Jackson, James Cheetham, Oliver Pearsall, Benjamin Booth, and Joseph Collier; for a conspiracy to overthrow the constitution and government, and to aid and assist the French, (being the King's enemies) in case they should invade this Kingdom. Tried at the Assizes at Lancaster, April 2, 1794, before the Hon. Mr. Justice Health, one of the judges of His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas. Taken in short-hand by Joseph Gurney.

      

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        A history of three of the judges of King Charles I. Major-General Whalley, Major-General Goffe, and Colonel Dixwell: Who, at the Restoration, 1660, fled to America; and were secreted and concealed, in Massachusetts and Connecticut, for near thirty years. With an account of Mr. Theophilus Whale, of Narragansett, supposed to have been also one of the judges.

      Hartford: Elisha Babcock 12mo. 357, [5 (4 blank)], 357, [4 (3 blank)] pp.; 8 plts. (3 fold.); lacks the frontis. port.. 1794 A history of three members of the tribunal which had Charles I beheaded in 1649, by the former president of Yale College, a post which he held from 1778 to his death in 1795. Plates 3, 8, and 9 were => engraved by Amos Doolittle; plate 7 is not present here nor is there any copy known to have it present. (Sabin categorically states: "there is no plate 7 in any of the copies seen, and it is probable none was made."). Period-style quarter calf with marbled paper–covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped leather title and author labels and blind-tooled floral decorations in compartments. Previous owner's signature on the title-page. Rubber-stamps of the Mercantile Library, and inked marks and underlining inside, with scattered marginalia. Frontispiece portrait lacking, with eight plates (three of which are fold-out) present; each of the three folding plates with a split along one fold. Occasional marginal tears and small chips to corners; waterstaining and foxing, yet paper strong and reading easy.

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

      Guatemala: Various publishers Folio (see below). [61] ff.. 1794–1823 This is a great and eye-pleasing assemblage for the study of Guatemalan art, specifically that of 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! All items are in very good condition, in Mylar sleeves, the entire collection in a quarter morocco clamshell case.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language Â…

      

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        Advice to the Privileged Orders, in the Several States of Europe, Resulting from the Necessity and Propriety of a General Revolution in the Principle of Government. Part 1. […] Part II

      London printed: New York-Reprinted: by Childs ans Swaine, 1794. First American editions. 118; 88 pp. 1 vols. Contemporary calf and marbled boards. Rebacked and recornered, with new endsheets. First American editions. 118; 88 pp. 1 vols. First American editions of two separately printed parts of Barlow's most important prose work. "[Advice to the Privileged Orders] forcibly presents the doctrine of the responsibility of the State, a doctrine as admissably true today as it was then heretical to Barlow's college friends" (ANB). [Bound with:] BARLOW, Joel. A letter to the National Convention of France, on the defects in the Constitution of 1791, and the extent of the amendments which ought to be applied. To which is added The conspiracy of kings, a poem. By Joel Barlow...New York : Printed by Thomas Greenleaf, for J. Fellows, no. 192, Water-Street. (According to act of Congress.), [1793]. 87 pp. First American edition. Evans 25143; BAL 880. Evans 24075 & 26617; BAL 871 & 883; Sabin 3414. Provenance: Horatio G. Stevens (signature on first blank, son of Ebenezer and brother of John Austin); Arthur J. Stansbury (1781-1845, signature on title)

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        Der teutsche Obstgärtner oder gemeinnütziges Magazin des Obstbaues in Teutschlands sämmtlichen Kreisen; verfasset von einigen practischen Freunden der Obstcultur. Komplett mit 22 Bänden, gebunden in 25 Büchern.

      Weimar, im Verlage des Industrie-Comptoirs. - 1804. 1794 - 8°. 25 Bände (18 braune Pappbände der Zeit mit handschriftlicher Rückennummer und aufgeklebter Rückensignatur; 7 gelbe Halbleinenbände mit hs. Rückentitel). Dreiseitenrotschnitt. 22 gestochene Frontispiz, 22 gest. Titelvignetten, 432 teils gefalteten, gestochenen Tafeln, 387 davon coloriert. Ausgeschiedenes Bibliotheksexemplar mit Stempeln ausschließlich in den vord. Vorsätzen, auf den Titeln und rückseitig der Frontispize. Die Einbände etwas berieben (wohl auch vom Entfernen einer Signatur) und angeschmutzt, Ecken zumeist durchstoßen. Im Innenbereich überwiegend angenehm sauber. Gutes Exemplar. Collationiert. Im Vorsatz des 1. Bandes eingelegte Collation von alter Hand. Vereinzelt Korrekturen in alter Tinte (z.Bsp. die Fehlpaginierungen), beispielsweise in Band 1 auf 7 Seiten, Bde. 17/18 nur einmal, folgende gar nicht mehr. Genau so auch der Erhaltungszustand zum Ende hin immer besser werdend. Band 4 leicht gewellt. Tf.III, Bd.I / Tf.V, Bd.IV / Tf.IV, Bd.V / Tf.XXIII, Bd.VI / Tf.I, teils mit Fingerflecken, einige auch mit Braunflecken, davon vor allem auf den s/w Tafeln betroffen. -- Die Tafeln der Bände 1-6, 7-12 sowie 13-14 sind jeweils separat in ein Buch gebunden. Daher zu den ursprünglichen 22 Bänden hier noch drei "Tafelbände", insgesamt also 25 Bücher. FL3499

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