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        Göttinger Taschen-Calender Für das Jahr 1795.

      (Göttingen), Ioh. Chr. Dieterich (1794). - 10,5 x 6 cm. Gest. Titel, 8 (v. 12) Modekupfer, 12 Monatskupfer, 5 Kupfer zur "Erklärung Hogarthischer Kupferstiche". 5 Bl., 24 Bl. (Kalendarium), 218 S., 1 Bl., lithogr. ill. OPappband, umlaufender Goldschnitt. Aussen stärker berieben, Spiegel mit Leimschatten. Innen recht sauber u. kaum gebräunt. Goedeke IV/1,639,10; Lanckoronska-Rümann S. 15; Köhring S. 154. - Seltener Jahrgang des von 1778 bis 1799 unter der Redaktion u. mit Texten v. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg herausgegebenen Kalenders, inkl. "Geneaolgisches Verzeichniß der vornehmsten jetzt lebenden hohen Personen in Europa". Enthält einige Textbeiträge von Lichtenbergs Hand: "Geologische Phantasien", "Auch ein Paar Worte von Polen", "Das Luftbad", "Ueber Gewitterfurcht und Blitzableitung", "Ueber das Eselslehn", "Erklärung Hogarthischer Kupferstiche". - "Der Göttinger Taschenkalender ist inhaltlich der beste unter seinen `Brüdern`, eben weil Lichtenberg gar manchen Beitrag selbst geliefert hat." (Lanck.-R.)

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        (St. Peter),

       1794. Gesamtansicht mit dem Vatikan über den Petersplatz aus der Vogelschau. Kupferstich von G.G. Endner nach G.B. Piranesi, aus F.L. zu Stolberg: Reisen in Deutschland, der Schweiz, Italien und Sizilien, Königsberg und Leipzig 1794. 22,2 x 35,2 cm. - Leicht gebräunt und in den Rändern wenig knittrig (dort auch wenig angestaubt). Dekorative Ansicht nach dem berühmten Blatt von Piranesi. Versand D: 5,50 EUR Graphik, Europa, Italien, Rom, Petersdom

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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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        Bowles's New One-Sheet Map of Asia, Divided into its Empires, Kingdoms, States, and other Subdivisions; laid down from Observations of the most Celebrated Geographers

      London: Bowles and Carver, 1794. Engraved with period colour. Wove paper, watermarked twice: "J. Whatman 1794" A large, 18th century English map of Asia This interesting map of Asia published by Bowles & Carver, successors to Carington Bowles, shows the last eastward conquests of the Russian Asian Empire, Chukchi and Kamchatka at the Bering Strait, as well as many other refinements and improvements. There is a "Methodical Division of Asia" in the lower left, a chart that lays out the constituent parts of the major political entities: Russia, Tartary, Turkey, Arabia, Persia, India and China. It also lists the major island groups.

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        A TREATISE ON THE PRACTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW-YORK IN CIVIL ACTIONS.

      New York: T. and J. Swords, 1794.. xvi,355,[1]p. Lacks half title and prospectuses (pp.[358- 359]). Thick octavo. Half calf and marbled boards in antique style, stamped in gilt, leather label. Interleaved throughout, with extensive manuscript annotations in a contemporary hand. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage, trimmed a bit at top edge. Light scattered soiling. Very good. The first American practice manual for the legal profession, based in part on manuscript works by Alexander Hamilton. The present copy, interleaved throughout, contains massive annotations compiled by an attorney who was evidently in active practice before the New York Supreme Court at least until 1813. This is the self-styled second edition, published the same year as the first. It may have been the intention of the annotator to publish a new edition, but no such every appeared. Not much is known about William Wyche, a British emigré to America. On the titlepage of his treatise he styles himself as being "Of the honorable law society of Grey's Inn, London; and citizen of the United States of America." Wyche entered Grey's Inn at the end of 1788, but did not stay long enough to be registered as a proper barrister (a term of five years), and citizenship took two years' residence, meaning he must have emigrated around or before 1792. His TREATISE... quite practically translates, in a well-organized fashion, the practices of the New York court system in civil cases. This would have been eminently helpful for lawyers just starting out and learning to navigate the state's legal system. In the preface Wyche discusses the sources he consulted in the compilation of his work, noting: "Some practical sketches in manuscript, one passing under the name of a personage of high respectability, have been consulted; and whatever appeared of importance has been incorporated." The manuscript work referred to is undoubtedly one prepared by Alexander Hamilton in the 1780s. His treatise on practice circulated in manuscript copies (only one of which survives today) but was never published in the Federal period. It has been published in modern times by both the Hamilton Papers project and the New York Bar Association as PRACTICAL PROCEEDINGS IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. A comparison of the texts reveals that Wyche did indeed draw heavily on Hamilton's pioneering work. Wyche himself was only briefly part of the New York legal scene. He was not admitted to practice before the New York Supreme Court until May of 1795. Prior to this he published several books and married in 1794. He appeared in the 1795 and 1796 New York directories, and last appeared in a legal action in January 1796. After that he disappears. The present copy is of extraordinary interest for the extensive contemporary annotations throughout the text. The volume is interleaved, doubling its size, and bears significant and detailed notes throughout by an unidentified contemporary author. The annotator was clearly an active practitioner before the Court. The earliest date we note is 1796, shortly after publication, and the latest is 1813, providing a detailed picture of the evolution of the Court in its early years. A fertile basis for future research, the notes are quite evocative of the training of American lawyers in the Federal period. A highly important book and manuscript, providing a key to the basis of legal practice in New York. ESTC W2533. EVANS 28140. COHEN 9188. Robert Emery, LAW LIBRARY JOURNAL 93:3, pp.469-77.

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        Compilation of 8 middle-period string quartets in first edition. [Parts].

      - The Forsboom family was a dynasty of merchants in Frankfurt. "A. Forsboom" most probably refers to Anton Forsboom-Goldner (1794-1839), who was also a politician, noted for his interest in the arts. "The largest portion of Spohr's chamber music was for strings alone, ranging from 19 unsurpassed duos for two violins to four masterly, and largely unemulated, double string quartets. These, together with the 36 string quartets (and several other works for the same combination), seven string quintets and the String Sextet of 1848, display a number of common features. Spohr's own mastery of the violin is evident in all of them, and their technical difficulties, together with the particular style of performance necessary to secure their full effect, may partly explain their infrequent performance. The quartets, especially, fall into two distinct categories: solo quartets in the tradition of Rode (often entitled Quatuor brillant), which are essentially violin concertos with string trio accompaniment, and true quartets where the interest is more evenly divided between the instruments." Clive Brown in Grove Music Online. [Op. 30]Xtes Quartett für 2 Violinen, Viola und Violoncello. 30tes Werk. Preis ["f. 3" in pencil, erased]. [Parts]. Wien: S.A. Steiner und Comp. [PN S:u:C: 3017], [?after 1819]. Violino primo: [1] (title), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo: [1] (blank), 2-9, [i] (blank) pp.; Viola: [1] (blank), 2-9, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: [1] (blank), 2-9, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.First Edition, issue unclear. WorldCat (5 copies in North America, at the University of Victoria, the Eastman School of Music, Harvard, Indiana, and the Free Library of Philadelphia. According to Weinmann: Senefelder-Steiner-Haslinger 1, p. 167, the first issue (November 1819) has a printed price of "2 fl. 30 x" to the title. Göthel, p. 51, reverses the chronology: "The price was omitted [from the first issue] and re-engraved in a later issue as '2 fl. 30x'." Since the (erased) manuscript price to the present copy exceeds the printed price, Weinmann's hypothesis of a later deletion of the printed price seems more likely. Copies with a printed price other than "2 fl. 30 x." have not been located. Op. 30, in A major, is now counted as Spohr's 8th string quartet (see MGG2). The confusing numbering results from the fact that two of the three op. 29 quartets are actually later than op. 30.[Op. 43]Quatuor brillant [in E major] pour deux Violons, Alto et Violoncelle. Oeuv. 43. Pr. 1 Rthlr. 8 gr. [Parts]. Leipzig: Bureau de Musique de C.F. Peters [PN 1361], [February 1818]. Violino primo: [1] (title), 2-11, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo: [1] (blank), 2-8 pp.; Viola: [1] (blank), 2-8 pp.; Basso: [1] (blank), 2-7, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. With overpaste of B. Schott's Söhne, Mainz. Remnants of overpaste of manuscript music (?ossia) to p. 11 of Violino primo part. First Edition. Göthel p. 77 (with "[!]Oeuv 13." WorldCat (10 copies in North America). Spohr's 11th quartet, in E major, also counted as "Quatuor brillant no. 2."[Op. 45]Trois Quatuors pour deux Violons, Viola et Violoncelle. Oe. 45. No. I.II.III. Pr. 1 Rth. 20 gr. [Parts]. Leipzig: Bureau de Musique de C.F. Peters [PNs 1487, 1489, 1490], [October 1819]. No. 1: Violino primo: [1] (title), 2-12 pp.; Violino secondo: [1] (blank), 2-9, [i] (blank) pp.; Viola: [1] (blank), 2- 9, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: [1] (blank), 2-9, [i] (blank) pp. No. 2: Violino primo: [1] (title), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo: [1] (blank), 2-11, [i] (blank) pp.; Viola: [1] (blank), 2-11, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: 8 pp. No. 3: Violino primo: [1] (title), 2-14 pp.; Violino Secondo: [1] (blank), 2-10 pp.; Viola: [1] (blank), 2-10 pp.; Violoncello: [1] (blank), 2-10, [ii] (blank) pp. Engraved. All three title pages with overpaste of B. Schott's Söhne, Mainz. First Edition, probable first issue. Göthel p. 82. WorldCat (3 complete copies only in the U.S., at the Eastman School of Music, Harvard, and the University [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of the Origin, Progress, and Termination of the American war

      London: printed for the Author, sold by J. Murray, J. Debrett and J. Kerby, 1794. 2 volumes, quarto. (10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches). Half-title to vol.II. 15 engraved maps and plans (11 folding, one of these with an over-flap). (Lacking half title to vol.I, minor scattered foxing to text). Expertly bound to style in 18th-century tree calf, gilt-tooled border to covers, the flat spines divided into six compartments with gilt fillets and a roll tool, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, black morocco label with onlaid red morocco roundel with volume number in gilt in the fourth compartment A fine copy of the first edition of a fundamental work to any collection relating to the American Revolution This work is "generally considered the best contemporary account of the Revolution written from the British side" (Sabin). The beautifully engraved maps (the largest of which is approximately 20 x 30 inches) are the finest collection of plans assembled by an eyewitness. They depict the sieges of Savannah and Charlestown, plus the battles of Saratoga, Camden, Guilford, Hobkirk's Hill, and Yorktown. Stedman was a native of Philadelphia, a Loyalist who served as an officer under Howe, Clinton, and Cornwallis, and later became an examiner of Loyalist claims for the British government. He had first hand knowledge of many of the campaigns and persons involved in the effort. He is critical of Howe, and describes all the major theatres of war, as well as individual battles from Bunker Hill to Yorktown. Howes S914; JCB II:372; Lowndes V, p.2504; Sabin 91057; Winsor VI, p.518.

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        Landschaft mit Burg, auf einem Weg ein Fuhrwerk mit einem Planwagen.

      - Feder in Dunkelbraun, braun laviert, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: J. Whatman 1794. 16,4:20,6 cm. Verso mit Sammlervermerk „Philipp". Nicht bei Fröhlich. Nach einer Buchbinderlehre als Zwölfjähriger in Dresden absolvierte Klengel, Sohn eines aus Grüneberg bei Radeberg stammenden Mälzers und Bierbrauers, mit Unterstützung Chr.L. von Hagedorns (1712-1789) eine Zeichenausbildung an der Dresdener Kunstakademie bei Chr.G. Mietzsch (1742-1799) und Ch.F. Hutin (1715-1776) sowie bei J.F.A. Thiele (1747-1803) und B. Bellotto (1720-1780). 1768-1774 folgte eine Lehre bei Chr.W.E. Dietrich (1712-1774), der zu den wichtigsten Künstlern des sächsischen Hofes gehörte. 1772, Klengel zählte zu diesem Zeitpunkt erst 21 Jahre, erhielt er eine kurfürstliche Unterstützung von 50 Talern – er wurde als Nachfolger von J. Roos (1726-1805) an der Akademie ins Auge gefaßt –, die im darauffolgenden Jahr und erneut 1774 erhöht wurde, ohne daß er besondere Leistungen dafür erbringen mußte. 1777 wurde Klengel Mitglied und Lehrer der Dresdener Akademie, jedoch erfolgte erst 1799 die Ernennung zum außerordentlichen, 1816 zum ordentlichen Professor. Die Ehrenmitgliedschaft der Berliner Akademie erhielt er bereits 1786. In den Jahren 1790-1792 unternahm er die langersehnte Studienreise nach Rom. Seit spätestens 1808 litt er zunehmend unter gesundheitlichen Beschwerden, Gicht und Asthma, wiederholte Kuraufenthalte in Teplitz folgten 1814 und 1822. Klengel war als Landschafts- und Tiermaler, als Zeichner, Radierer und Lithograph tätig und bildete eine große Anzahl auch bedeutender Schüler aus. Er gab mehrere Radierungsfolgen mit eigenen Landschaftsbildern und nach Zeichnungen von Dietrich sowie eine Anleitung für Landschaftszeichner heraus.

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        Resumo do systema de medicina, e traducção da materia medica do Doutor Erasmo Darwin, com varias notas por Henrique Xavier Baeta. Lisbon, João Rodrigues Neves (sold by Pedro & Jorge Rei), 1806. Narrow 4to (20.5 x 14 cm). With 1 engraved plate. Contemporary half tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine with title label, marbled sides.

      Innocêncio III, 190; Lisbon, Faculdade de Medicina, Catálogo da coleção portuguesa I, 39; Ferreira de Mira, História da medicina portuguesa, pp. 326 & 295; Gonçalves Rodrigues, A tradução em Portugal 2720 (not mentioning the engraved plate); WorldCat (5 or 6 copies); not in Wellcome Lib. First and only Portuguese edition of parts II and III of Erasmus Darwin's Zoonomia, or the laws of organic life (London, 1794-96). In Zoonomia, Darwin covered nearly all aspects of animal biology and proposed revolutionary ideas that in many ways anticipated the evolutionary theory of his grandson Charles Darwin. Baeta, who annotated this edition, was a proselytizer for Erasmus Darwin's theories. He had to flee Portugal for fear of persecution due to his sympathies with the French Revolution. He studied medicine at Edinburgh and returned to Lisbon, where he entered politics. His works were printed in England and Lisbon. Manuscript ownership entry in ink on title "Jorge Gaspar de Oliveira Rollão". In very good condition. The binding is rubbed and the spine damaged, primarily near the foot. The only Portuguese translation of one of Erasmus Darwin's main works.

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        Beschreibung des hochfürstlich-erzbischöflichen Haupt- und Residenzstadt Salzburg und ihren Gegenden vorzüglich für Ausländer und Reisende. Aus dessen größerer Beschreibung von ihm selbst zusammengezogen. Nebst dem Grundrisse der Stadt und ihres Bezirks.

      Salzburg, Im Verlage der Mayrischen Buchhandlung, 1794 - Kleine Fehlstelle an oberem Kapital, 1 Außengelenk unten auf ca 2 cm aufgeplatzt, Ecken bestoßen, 2 Wurmfraßspuren auf den Deckeln, 4 an Innendeckeln, Titelblatt im weißen Rand mit alt hinterlegtem Ausriss, Papier leicht bis mäßig stock-/braunfleckig, der Faltplan ist gut bis sehr gut erhalten. Insgesamt ist dieses recht seltene Werk sauber und noch gut erhalten. XXIV, 442 S., 5 Bll. Register, 1 gefalteter Plan (Bildmaß 46 x 33 cm), Deutsch 455g 8° Ledereinband der Zeit mit 2 verschiedenfarbigen goldgeprägten Rückenschildchen

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        The History of the Origin, Progress, and Termination of the American war

      London: printed for the Author, sold by J. Murray, J. Debrett and J. Kerby, 1794. 2 volumes, quarto. (11 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches). Half-titles. 15 engraved maps and plans (11 folding). (Pp.53/54 in vol.II holed with some paper loss). Contemporary blue/grey paper-covered boards, rebacked to style with cream paper backstrips and paper labels, uncut (some rubbing to board edges), blue half morocco clamshell boxes Provenance: G. Rushout (ownership inscription dated 1798) First edition of a fundamental work to any collection relating to the American Revolution. This copy uncut in original boards. This work is "generally considered the best contemporary account of the Revolution written from the British side" (Sabin). The beautifully engraved maps (the largest of which is approximately 20 x 30 inches) are the finest collection of plans assembled by an eyewitness. They depict the sieges of Savannah and Charlestown, plus the battles of Saratoga, Camden, Guilford, Hobkirk's Hill, and Yorktown. Stedman was a native of Philadelphia, a Loyalist who served as an officer under Howe, Clinton, and Cornwallis, and later became an examiner of Loyalist claims for the British government. He had first hand knowledge of many of the campaigns and persons involved in the effort. He is critical of Howe, and describes all the major theatres of war, as well as individual battles from Bunker Hill to Yorktown. Howes S914; JCB II:372; Lowndes V, p.2504; Sabin 91057; Winsor VI, p.518.

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        [Op. 15]. Tre Quartetti per due violini, viola, e violoncello... Opera 15.[Parts]

      [Vienna]: [Artaria Comp. PN 479]. [1794]. Folio. 20th-centurybrown wrappers with typed titling. Violino I: 1f. (title), 19, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino II: [1] (blank), 2-18 pp.; Viola: [1] (blank), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: [1] (blank), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Footer "Op. XV" to all pages of music. With several earlier ownership markings: signature "Johann Baptist Huber" in brown ink to foot of title and first pages of Violino II, Viola, and Violoncello parts, each crossed out and replaced with signature "Carl Kaltenbach"; circular handstamp, "Sammlung Dr. Fiala Wien" to title. Titling in ink in the hand of Johann Baptist Huber to blank first pages of Violino II, Viola, and Violoncello parts; bifolia numbesr ("Bögn" [!Bögen]) noted at lower right corner of blank first pages, possibly in the same hand. Occasional notational corrections and performance-related annotations in pencil and blue crayon. Somewhat worn and browned, with occasional stains, worming and dampstaining; repairs and reinforcement to spine of Violino I part; imprint erased. . First Edition. Weinmann, Artaria, p. 36. RISM H5953 (one copy only in the U.S., at the New York Public Library). World Cat (one copy only, at the British Library). "The frequently uttered judgement that Hoffmeister's music lacks depth and originality... may be correct in some cases, but it is unsuited to characterize his complete output, vast and manifold. One has to accept that Hoffmeister took the abilities and the taste of musical amateurs into account... Thus, comparison with the works of Mozart and Beethoven and, consequently, with standards that emerged only later is of little help... The extraordinary popularity of Hoffmeister's music in the composer's lifetime is mirrored in the large number of editions and issues and also in the reviews, not only in specialized journals but also elsewhere." Axel Beer in MGG2

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        Map] The State of New Hampshire. Compiled chiefly from Actual Surveys. By Samuel Lewis. 1794.

      1794 - The State of New Hampshire Compiled chiefly from Actual Surveys [Map] The State of New Hampshire. Compiled chiefly from Actual Surveys. By Samuel Lewis. 1794. Lewis, Samuel Publication Date: 1794 Hand-coloring. 1-1/2 inch closed tear in the upper right. Vintage tape repairs on the reverse side. Nice color. Maker: Samuel Lewis/Mathew Carey 1794 Lewis Map of New Hampshire Philadelphia: engraver: Smither, 1794. A note on the map states "The White Hills appear many leagues off at sea like white clouds just rising above the horizon." Carey's American Atlas Cobb (NH) #68; Wheat & Brun #185. Size: 18-1/4 x 11-1/2 Inches [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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        Africa, with All Its States, Kingdomes, Republics, Regions, Island &c. Improved and inlarged from D'Anville's map to which have been added a particular chart of the Gold Coast [on an inset larger scale map] wherein are distinguished all the european forts and factories by S. Boulton and also a summary description relative to the trade and natural produce, manners and customs of the African continent and islands

      London: Robert Laurie & James Whittle, 1794. Copper-engraved map, on four joined sheets, with original outline colour, some splits to old folds, small tears at margins, one with slight loss, overall in good condition. A fascinating late eighteenth-century wall map of Africa, after one of France's greatest cartographers Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville was the spiritual successor to Guillaume De L'Isle in the sense that he maintained the rigorous standard for accuracy that De L'Isle had established. D'Anville was the last French mapmaker to establish an international reputation superior to all his contemporaries, as witnessed by the respect shown by English cartographers and publishers during an era when the two countries were often at war and always hostile to one another. This excellent map of Africa, an English edition with revisions of D'Anville by Laurie & Whittle, was issued when the European appetite for exploration and colonization of the continent was just getting underway. By this time there were well over fifty fort/trading posts on the western and southeastern coasts representing various European nations, but there had been almost no penetration of the interior (these European `forts & factories' on the Gold Coast are shown in close up on Boulton's inset map). With the gradual outlawing of the slave trade by most civilized nations, interest in the vast interior regions greatly increased as whites sought other profitable resources, and Catholic and Protestant missionaries bravely evangelised. The peoples of Africa proved much more diverse and intriguing than ever imagined, and some of the discoveries in this regard are included in the extensive texts that are interspersed amongst the geographic features shown on the map.

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        A View of the United States of America

      William Hall No. 51, Market Street, Philadelphia 1794 - First edition. Folding tables. [viii], 514 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. William Cushing's Copy. Signed by William Cushing (1723-1810) on front pastedown. Cushing was the Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, and one of the original Associate Justices of the United Supreme Court. He served 21 years as an Associate Judge (longer than any of the other original appointees), and refused to accept a promotion to Chief Justice. With the later signature of "Charles Cushing Paine Boston 1836," son of Cushing's niece, Elizabeth Sumner Cushing Paine.This is a culmination of Coxe's work as an early economist and treasury official, a distillation of information respecting the American economy in the eighteenth century. Howes C833; Sabin 17307; Evans 26829 Boards, chipped and soiled, untrimmed Folding tables. [viii], 514 pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening. Collected from designs and observations now in the possession of the different noblemen and gentlemen, for whose use they were originally made. The whole tending to establish fixed principles in the art of laying out ground

      London: printed by W. Bulmer & Co., sold by J. & J. Boydell and G. Nicol, 1794. Oblong folio. (10 1/4 x 14 inches). 10 hand-coloured aquatints engravings (1 folding, 3 double-page), each with one or more overslips, and 6 aquatint plates printed in black with a single tint added (4 with one or more overslips), 2 wood-engraved illustrations, 1 wood-engraved tailpiece, bound without the half title. Expertly bound to style in 18th-century half russia over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spine divided into six compartments by fillets and a Greek-key roll, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, the others alternately decorated with a large centrally-placed vase and flower spray tool, with foliate cornerpieces and a large centrally-placed goblet and birds tool with foliate cornerpieces, gilt edges Provenance: early crowned 'C' monogram at foot of title The first of Repton's three great works on landscape gardening. Humphry Repton was the main successor to Lancelot "Capability" Brown as an improver of grounds for the English gentry in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. He was particularly noted for his Red Books. These were produced for each individual client and were made up from a manuscript description of his proposed improvements bound with Repton's own watercolour drawings of the grounds, with his proposed alterations displayed on an overlay. The present work is made up to a large degree of extracts from the Red Books of 57 houses which Repton had been called upon to improve. A list of these houses, their location and their owners is given in a valuable two-page list towards the front of this volume. The work is broken down into various chapters: Concerning Buildings, Concerning Water, Concerning Approaches, etc. In each chapter Repton selects the relevant section from each Red Book that is helpful to the point he is trying to make. In addition to the specific ideas that he is trying to convey, Repton also enters the fray on behalf of "Capability" Brown. The theoreticians, Payne Knight and Uvedale Price, had both written disparagingly of Brown's work and Repton here answers their arguments, a lengthy letter that Repton wrote to Price in July 1794 is quoted in full. The work ends with an intriguing list of sixteen "Sources of pleasure in Landscape Gardening" and William Wyndham's letter to Repton in support of his theories: "Places are not to be laid out with a view to their appearance in a picture, but to their uses, and the enjoyment of them in real life, and their conformity to those purposes is that which constitutes their true beauty: with this view gravel walks, and neat mown lawns ... are in perfect good taste, and infinitely more conformable to the principles which form the basis of our pleasure in these instances, than the docks and thistles, and litter and disorder, that may make a much better figure in a picture." The plates echo the watercolours with which Repton invariably illustrated the Red Books. He makes extensive use of movable flaps or slides - generally to explain the effect he is trying to create by showing the property before his improvements (with the flap down) and after, with the flaps lifted. The quality of the aquatints is exceptional, and the folding view of the Duke of Portland's house Welbeck Abbey in Nottinghamshire is particularly interesting as it apparently shows Repton and his assistants at work on a survey of the estate. Abbey Scenery 388; Archer 280.1; ESTC t073696; Henrey III, 1269; RIBA III, 405; Tooley 400.

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        A Pair: "British Plenty" and "Scarcity in India"

      London, 1794. A pair of colour printed stipple engravings. [British Plenty]: Engraved by Bartolotti. Printed on laid paper. A lovely impression in good condition. Trimmed within platemark on all sides. A series of creases along upper margin and a water stain on the extreme edge of the right margin. Paper is time stained. Image size: 20 x 15 3/4 inches. Sheet size: 23 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches. [Scarcity in India]: Engraved and published by Charles Knight. Printed on watermarked 1794 wove Whatman paper. A lovely impression in good condition. Trimmed just within platemark on bottom margin. Some creasing in extreme edges. Water stain in bottom margin and small hole in bottom left corner of sheet. Mended hole in center of sheet. Image size: 20 1/4 x 15 7/8 inches. Sheet size: 24 1/8 x 19 1/8 inches. A stunning pair of "risqué" prints by the celebrated English genre painter Henry Singleton. Henry Singleton achieved early success painting literary and Biblical subjects, but he also produced many accomplished portraits and genre paintings. He spent the majority of his career in London where he was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy. He exhibited his first painting at the Academy while he was still a student there, and won a gold medal at the tender age of twenty-two. Singleton's beautiful paintings recall the pictures of George Morland, and depict, with insightful subtly, the tender side of English country life. His pretty genre paintings of rural and domestic life were a great source of inspiration for contemporary engravers who reproduced his work with industrious vigor. The popularity of these prints greatly enhanced Singleton's reputation, and made him one of the most celebrated painters of his day. This intriguing pair of stipples represents a deviation from Singleton's more conservative images. Typically a sentimental painter, Singleton became known for his sweet moralistic genre scenes. In comparison, this amusing pair is openly suggestive if not overtly sexual. If just examining the titles, one would assume that the subject matter was about commerce or perhaps a moralistic declaration regarding poverty in the colonies. When viewed in conjunction with the images, the pair assumes a more risqué connotation. In "British Plenty", a young man, sporting a delighted expression and eager demeanor, walks with two beautiful girls along the wharf. The fact that the women are most likely courtesans, an assumption supported by their flirtatious behavior and revealing clothing, immediately transforms the meaning of the image. In "Scarcity in India", two young Englishmen offer pretty trinkets to a young Indian girl outside a rural village. The girl responds to the familiar gestures and lascivious glances of the Englishmen with a meek expression and a demure pose. Singleton seems to be suggesting that Britain is wealthy in more ways than simple commerce, and that India's poverty extends to all levels of its society. Although, to a modern eye, Singleton's images are merely suggestive if not slightly amusing, to an eighteenth century audience these images would have been blatantly risqué. It is interesting that Singleton chose to place his scene in India, since he had never actually been there. Like many British artists, he produced paintings with an Indian theme in response to the great public demand for images of the colonies. This public fascination with India obviously extended to the erotic print trade, which sought to capture the latest fashions and most up to date trends.

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        A Chart of the Gulf of Florida or New Bahama Channel, commonly called the Gulf Passage, between Florida, the Isle of Cuba, & the Bahama Islands: from the journals, observations and draughts of Mr. Chas. Roberts, master of the Rl. Navy, compared with the surveys of Mr. George Gauld &ca

      London: printed for W. Faden, 1794. Copper-engraved map, hand-coloured in outline. Good condition, with small neat repairs to fold and upper and lower margin, old light creasing. A spectacular and rare sea-chart of southern Florida, the Keys, the north coast of Cuba and the Bahamas. The British Admiralty assigned George Gauld, a Scots-born surveyor, the task of charting the difficult waters off the Gulf Coast of West Florida. Between 1764 and 1781 Gauld mapped an area that extended from New Orleans to the western coast of modern-day Florida. Recognizing the importance of his work to all those who travelled in the area, Gauld readily shared his work with scientific societies in America. During the Revolutionary War, Gauld was forced to suspend his work in the Dry Tortugas and Florida Keys due to attacks by American privateers, and in 1781, he was taken prisoner at the Siege of Pensacola. He was subsequently taken to Havana and then New York, before being repatriated to England, where he died shortly afterwards. Cf. Ware, John D. George Gauld, Surveyor and Cartographer of the Gulf Coast (Gainesville, Fla.: Univ. of Florida, 1982).

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        Select Views in Mysore, the country of Tippoo Sultan; from drawings taken on the spot by Mr.Home; with historical descriptions

      London: published by Mr. Bowyer ... the letter-press by T. Bensley, 1794. Royal quarto. (13 3/8 x 10 3/4 inches). Text in English and Perso-Arabic script. 29 copper-engraved plates by Fittler, Byrne and others after Robert Home, 4 folding maps and plans (one hand-coloured). Contemporary red straight-grained morocco gilt, expertly rebacked to style, the flat spine divided into six compartments by single gilt fillets, lettered in the second, marbled endpapers, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges Provenance: Henry Malcolm (armorial bookplate) A very fine copy of the first edition of this early view book of India, recalling the power struggles which led to the British dominance of India in the 19th century. Home was instructed by Angelica Kauffmann when he attended the Royal Academy schools in 1769, and she encouraged his further studies in Rome between 1773-9. He subsequently worked as a portrait painter in Dublin, before returning to London in 1789. Home's career took on a spectacular new direction with his departure for India in 1790. Arriving in January 1791, he established a highly successful portrait practice and worked mainly in Madras, Calcutta and Lucknow. Home had arrived in India during what has become known as the Third Anglo-Mysore War (1789-92) and it is not unlikely that he left England with a commission from Bowyer to record the scenes of the action. The war took place in South India between the Kingdom of Mysore and the English East India Company. Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore and an ally of France, invaded the nearby state of Travancore in 1789, which was a British ally. The resultant war lasted three years and ended in a resounding defeat for Mysore. France, embroiled in the French Revolution and thwarted by British Naval power, was unable to provide as much assistance as Tipu had expected. The war resulted in a sharp curtailment of Mysore's borders to the advantage of the Marathas, the Nizam of Hyderabad, and the Madras Presidency. The districts of Malabar, Salem, Bellary, and Anantapur were ceded to Madras Presidency. The war ended after the 1792 siege of Seringapatam and the signing of the Treaty of Seringapatnam according to which Tipu had to surrender half of his kingdom to the British company and send his two sons to them as the hostages of war. The present work is dedicated to the victorious commander in chief of the British forces in India, Marquess Cornwallis (1738-1805). Home was subsequently employed as official Lucknow court painter to both King Ghazi and his successor, the Crown Prince Nazir-Ud-Din. In the tradition of court artists, he was again encouraged to employ the full range of his artistic abilities, not only for painting pictures, but also for designing crowns and regalia, furniture for the palaces, richly ornamental howdahs, carriages and pleasure boats. Many of the drawings for these are now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Home died in India in 1836. Brunet III, 268; Cox I, 304; P. Godrej & P. Rohatgi Scenic Splendours India through the printed image pp.112-114; Indian Life and Landscape pp.116-125; Lowndes II, p.1095.

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        A Narrative of the Campaign in India which terminated in the war with Tippoo Sultan in 1792

      London: W. Bulmer for G. Nicol, 1794. 4to. (10 5/8 x 8 3/8 inches). 9 engraved maps and plates (some folding). Full contemporary tree calf, covers bordered in gilt, spine richly gilt in compartments, red morocco lettering piece in the second. Provenance: Edward Clive, 2nd Earl of Powis (1785-1848, grandson of Robert Clive of India. Inscription dated 'Eton College ... 1800') A fine copy in a lovely contemporary binding of an important account of British India and the third Anglo-Mysore war. Alexander Dirom here gives a largely first-hand account of the final campaign in the Third Anglo-Mysore War, including the siege of Seringapatam, and covering a period between the spring of 1791 and the beginning of March 1792 when Tipu Sultan sued for peace with General Cornwallis, and eventually surrendered his two sons as hostages. Alexander Dirom, who served as Deputy Adjutant-General during the war was well placed to provide an informed account of events, and apparently compiled this work, with the help of fellow officers, on the voyage home. The first edition was published in 1793; the present second edition appeared in the following year. The work was admired by Lowndes: "A very amusing and entertaining detail [sic.] of the operations which closed the late Indian war in 1792." This fine copy with provenance to the grandson of an important British figure in India, Major General Edward Robert Clive (1725-1774). Also known as "Clive of India," he is credited with helping to establish the military and political supremacy of the East India Company in Southern India and Bengal, securing India, and the wealth that followed, for the British crown. Lowndes I, p.620.

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        Arte de Nadar

      Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo [14.3 x 10.3 cm]. (1) f. engraved title, 190 pp., XI full-page single-sided engravings interleaved in text. Quarter bound in contemporary brown calf, brown and green mottled boards, brown marbled endpapers, green silk ribbon bookmark, sprinkled edges. Minor spotting in places, marginal paper loss at p. 187, otherwise quite clean. Rare first Spanish edition (first Italian in 1794) of this attractive illustrated work propounding the "Bernardi Method" of swimming, which, both in terms of the history of swimming and illustrated books on the subject, had an influence in the late 18th and early 19th century equal to that of Melchisédech Thévenot (1620-92) in the 17th century. The work goes far beyond being an instructional manual touching on areas as diverse as comparative anatomy, iatro-mechanics, respiration, hydrostatics, and even the design and architecture of swimming pools. The engravings of this Spanish edition are reductions of eleven of the ambitiously artistic designs (rather more fanciful than one would expect in a didactic work of this nature) originally produced for the earlier Italian edition, after drawings by Francesco Antonio Lapegna (1769-1817). Although purportedly drawn from life, the subjects are embellished with considerable fantasia, not infrequently resembling ancient statuary, and here and there bordering on risqué. This combination of science, erudition and a slightly indulgent taste for decadent illustration - all devoted to an activity generally viewed at the time as eccentric - makes the work an interesting and representative document of the colorful milieu of late 18th-century Naples as received by readers in early 19th-century Madrid. Apart from this work, nothing is known of Oronzio de' Bernardi, a lawyer and holder of honorific ecclesiastical titles, although the first edition's warm dedication to the minister of the Neopolitan Navy, Sir John Acton, suggests that Bernardi held an "insider" position at Court. OCLC locates U.S. copies at the NYPL, UC San Diego, and Harvard; a further copy is held at the Hispanic Society of America. * Palau 28241; Hispanic Society of America, vol. 2, p. 1002; Piñal, vol. 9. p. 47, no. 287; Minerva, vol. VIII (1807), pp. 97-104; Ralph Thomas, Swimming, pp. 91-2 and 215-18; Bénezit VI.442; Riccardi 1.118; Villani 129/80 (the first edition); Poggendorf (the first).

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        THIRD CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES...AN ACT MAKING FURTHER PROVISION FOR SECURING AND COLLECTING THE DUTIES ON FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC DISTILLED SPIRITS, STILLS, WINES AND TEAS [caption title]

      Philadelphia, 1794. Folio. Soiling and foxing, particularly to the last page. Old fold lines. About very good. An Act passed by the Third Congress, just as the insurrection which later became known as the Whiskey Rebellion was fomenting; this law was the final straw which prompted the Rebellion. Among other things, this Act requires licensing of all stills and subjects any which are not licensed to forfeiture and confiscation. George Washington's presidential message of November 22, 1792 advocated a tax on distilled spirits, and Alexander Hamilton was a strong proponent of the whiskey excise tax, which was part of his overall plan for putting the federal government on a sound fiscal basis. As with many of his other proposals, it aroused bitter opposition in some quarters. Some objected that it laid federal taxes which properly belong to the states, while frontier representatives considered themselves singled out for an onerous tax. The impact of the whiskey revenue took several years to take full effect while the system of collectors was installed. Growing resistance to the tax continued to develop through the summer of 1794, when the Whiskey Rebellion began, finally set off by this licensing law. Congress repealed the excise tax on distilled spirits in March 1797, effectively ending the cause of the revolt. "Approved - June the fifth 1794," and signed in print by Speaker of the House Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, Vice President John Adams, and President George Washington. Variant issues of the Acts of the Third Congress are known, and this is the issue which ends with the printed lines, "Deposited among the Rolls in the Office of the Secretary of State" and "Secretary of State," and is signed in manuscript by the second Secretary of State Edmund Randolph. NAIP notes five copies, including the one at the University of Michigan which is listed on OCLC. Edmund Randolph became the second Secretary of State on Jan. 2, 1794, succeeding Thomas Jefferson, who resigned at the end of 1793. He continued the practice begun in the First Congress of the Secretary of State signing a small number of "official" copies of Congressional acts for distribution to the States and important government officials. After the Third Congress, official acts were no longer signed in manuscript by the Secretary of State.

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        AN ENQUIRY INTO THE PRINCIPLES AND TENDENCY OF CERTAIN PUBLIC MEASURES

      Philadelphia, 1794. 20th-century polished calf, gilt. Boards lightly rubbed. Minor foxing. Very good. In a cloth slipcase. An important early essay by this staunch states' rights advocate and Jeffersonian Republican, touching on issues of government, political parties, and especially the first Bank of the United States. John Taylor of Caroline was the preeminent spokesman for southern states' rights and agrarian philosophy in the early national period. A fierce libertarian, he condemns Hamilton's funding and banking measures, which he views as "usurpations upon constitutional principles," capable of leading to "the dreadful remedy of civil war." This is Taylor's first major publication, quite rare, and a most important political work of the Federalist era.

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        ... Views in the Mysore Country

      [London: "published ... for Capt. Allen", 1794. Oblong folio. (18 1/4 x 25 1/4 inches). Engraved title/dedication to Charles Marquis Cornwallis K.G., Governor General of Bengal, 12pp. descriptive letterpress text at end. 20 uncoloured aquatint plates by J. Wells after Allan, mounted on guards throughout, edges uncut. Expertly bound to style in half eighteenth-century russia over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spine in eight compartments divided by gilt fillets and roll tools, red morocco label in the second compartment, the other compartments with repeat decoration in gilt A complete copy of one of the rarest of all India view books. Allan served in the Madras Infantry from 1780 and took part in the third Mysore war. The present work resulted from images drawn by Allan at the conclusion of the campaign. As a military topographer, his overriding goal would have been to accurately portray what he saw: in the present beautiful and rare series he presents to a British public who were fascinated by the dealings surrounding Tipu Sultan. Allan went on to actively serve in the fourth Mysore War, as Deputy Quartermaster General. He spoke Persian fluently and was therefore appointed to carry the flag of truce into the Palace after the fall of Seringapatam and negotiate with Tipu. Subsequently, Allan was with Baird when Tipu's body was found. Allan resigned from the Army in 1804, and from 1814 was a Director of the East India Company. The rarity of this work can be judged from the fact that only one other complete copy is listed as having sold at auction in the past thirty five years. The only other records are for two partial copies: one with plates but no text, and a second with only 12 plates. Abbey Travel II, 418; Archer p.73; H. de Almeida & G.H. Gilpin Indian Renaissance pp.176-178; Prideaux p.326; P. Rohtagi and G. Parlett Indian Life and Landscape by Western Artists p.79.

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        Recherches sur les causes des principaux faits physiques. 2 vols.

      Paris: Maradan, 1794. Lamarck, Jean Baptiste (1744-1829). Recherches sur les causes des principaux faits physiques. . . . 2 vols., 8vo. xvi, 375; [4], 412pp. Engraved plate in Vol. I, folding chart in Vol. II. B1 in Vol. I is a cancel, signed ?B*?. Paris: Maradan, seconde année de la République [1794]. 211 x 136 mm. Original paste paper wrappers, hand-lettered paper spine labels, spines worn and chipped with some loss, wrappers partly detached. Edges a bit frayed, some toning, but very good. First Edition of Lamarck?s first major scientific work. ?With the publication of the Recherches, Larmarck brought together the various strands of his work in physics and chemistry, and his views on the differences between organic and inorganic beings? (Corsi, pp. 47-48). Lamarck?s chemical theories played an important part in the development of his ideas about the origin of species, as they provided a materialistic definition of life, reproduction and evolution. In opposition to the ?new chemistry? established by Lavoisier, Lamarck held that there were only four true elements: Earth, air, fire and water. Fire was the most important of these four elements, and its three states?"natural, ?fixed,? and a state of expansion (caloric fire)?"were central to a great number of chemical and physical phenomena. Lamarck believed that only living beings could produce chemical compounds, with the most complex compounds being produced by those animals with the most highly organized physiological structure; in the absence of life, these compounds would naturally decompose over time into their constituent elements, producing in the process all known inorganic substances. This mineral ?chain of being,? with continuous degradation from the most complex to the simplest, is similar to Lamarck?s later theory of the evolution of species: Each stressed the gradual and successive production of forms, while denying the relevance of defined species. Corsi, The Age of Lamarck, pp. 47-53. Duveen, Bibliotheca alchemica et chemica, p. 334. Norman 1260.

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        Chart of the Coast of America from Cape Hateras [sic] to Cape Roman from the actual surveys of Dl. Dunbibin Esq

      [Boston: John Norman, 1794. Copper-engraved sea chart, on two joined sheets. Overall sheet size: 21 1/4 x 33 inches. An early issue of the earliest American chart of the North Carolina coast. Wheat and Brun, and others, speculate that the original version of this map was separately published in 1761, citing an advertisement in the September 14, 1761 Boston Gazette: "The Navigation on the Coast of North and South Carolina being very dangerous on account of the many Bars, Shoals, Sandbanks, Rocks, etc. The late Daniel Dunbibin, Esq. of North Carolina, has, at very great Expence and Labour, draughted the Sea Coast of both the Provinces in a large whole Sheet Chart of 33 inches by 23; together with all the Rivers, Bays, Inlets, Islands, Brooks, Bars, Shoals, Rocks, Soundings, Currents, &c. with necessary Directions to render the Navigation both easy and safe, and are much esteemed by the most expert Pilots..." No copy of this 1761 map is known to exist. It is believed, however, that John Norman re-used the original printing plate for this map, or closely copied a surviving example, when he published the first edition of his The American Pilot in 1791. This example of Norman's chart of the North Carolina coastline is present here in its third state (i.e., preceded by the 1761 first issue, and second issue copies from the 1791 and 1792 editions of Norman's pilot). This state can be discerned by the addition of "New Inlet" just north of Cape Fear. Additional issues were published through 1803. The American Revolution brought to an end Britain's leading role in the mapping of America. The task now fell to the American publishing industry, still in its infancy, but with first-hand access to the new surveys that were documenting the rapid growth of the nation. In particular, there was a need for nautical charts for use by the expanding New England commercial fleets. The first American marine atlas, Mathew Clark's A Complete Set of Charts of the Coast of America, was published in Boston in 1790. Two of Clark's charts had been engraved by John Norman, who was inspired to launch his own enterprise. In January 1790, Norman published a notice in the Boston Gazette stating he was currently engraving charts of all the coast of America on a large scale. These were assembled and published as The American Pilot , Boston, 1791. Norman's Pilot , the second American marine atlas, indeed the second American atlas of any kind, marked an advance over the earlier work of Mathew Clark. New editions of the Pilot appeared in 1792 and 1794, and after John Norman's death, his son, William, brought out editions in 1794, 1798, 1801, and 1803. Despite the seemingly large number of editions, The American Pilot is one of the rarest of all American atlases, and one of the very few published during the eighteenth century. Wheat and Brun (pps. 198-199) locate just ten complete copies for the first five editions: 1791 (Huntington, Harvard); 1792 (LC, Clements); 1794(1) (LC, JCB, Boston Public); 1794(2) (Yale); 1798 (LC, Boston Public). Provenance: de-accessioned by the Museum of the City of New York. Wheat & Brun Maps & Charts Published in America before 1800 580 (third state); Phillips, p. 872 (1798 edition); Printed Maps of the Carolinas 24; cf. Wroth, Some Contributions to Navigation, pp. 32-33.

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        A Chart of the Banks of Newfoundland, drawn from a great number of hydrographical surveys, chiefly from those of Chabert, Cook and Fleurieu

      [Boston: John Norman, 1794. Copper-engraved sea chart, on two joined sheets. Overall sheet size: 21 1/2 x 33 inches. A very rare and finely engraved sea chart from John Norman's American Pilot, one of the earliest American mappings of the Grand Banks. This map was originally published as part of the first edition of John Norman's The American Pilot, 1791. The map, depicts the entire Grand Banks as far west as the Bay of Fundy and as far east as the Flemish Cap. The present copy is an example of the second state (of three) with erasures below the title and scale and is from the 1794 edition of the Pilot. The map was of much importance to the New England fishing fleet, as the Treaty of Paris which ended the American Revolution gave the United States the right to fish these rich waters. The American Revolution brought to an end Britain's leading role in the mapping of America. The task now fell to the American publishing industry, still in its infancy, but with first-hand access to the new surveys that were documenting the rapid growth of the nation. In particular, there was a need for nautical charts for use by the expanding New England commercial fleets. The first American marine atlas, Mathew Clark's A Complete Set of Charts of the Coast of America , was published in Boston in 1790. Two of Clark's charts had been engraved by John Norman, who was inspired to launch his own enterprise. In January 1790, Norman published a notice in the Boston Gazette stating he was currently engraving charts of all the coast of America on a large scale. These were assembled and published as The American Pilot , Boston, 1791. Norman's Pilot , the second American marine atlas, indeed the second American atlas of any kind, marked an advance over the earlier work of Mathew Clark. New editions of the Pilot appeared in 1792 and 1794, and after John Norman's death, his son, William, brought out editions in 1794, 1798, 1801, and 1803. Despite the seemingly large number of editions, The American Pilot is one of the rarest of all American atlases, and one of the very few published during the eighteenth century. Wheat and Brun (pps. 198-199) locate just ten complete copies for the first five editions: 1791 (Huntington, Harvard); 1792 (LC, Clements); 1794(1) (LC, JCB, Boston Public); 1794(2) (Yale); 1798 (LC, Boston Public). Provenance: deaccessioned by the Museum of the City of New York. Wheat & Brun Maps & Charts Published in America before 1800 102; Suarez Shedding the Veil p. 164.

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        A New and Accurate Chart of the Bay of Chesapeak including the Delaware Bay with all the Shoals, Channels, Islands, Entrances, Soundings & Sailing marks as far as the Navigable Part of the Rivers Patowmack Patapsco & N East. Drawn from several Draughts made by the most Experienced Navigators Chiefly those of Anthony Smith Pilot of St. Mapys and compared with the latest Surveys of Viriginia and Maryland

      Boston: Printed & Sold by W. Norman, 1794. Copper engraved sea chart, on four joined sheets. Overall sheet size: 42 3/8 x 34 1/4 inches. The first large-scale map of the Chesapeake region published in America. This map was first published as part of William Norman's 1794 edition of The American Pilot . This beautiful example is present here in the first state, with the "St. Mapys" for St. Marys reading in the title. This error was corrected for the 1798 and subsequent editions of the atlas. A magnificent undertaking early in the history of American mapmaking, this great chart is the centerpiece of the Normans' American pilot. While pre-eminently a work created for practical purposes, it is at the same time part of the process whereby American came into possession of itself and became acquainted with its new, extraordinary identity and possibilities. The American Revolution brought an end to Britain's leading role in the mapping of America. The task now fell to the American publishing industry still in its infancy, but with first-hand access to the new surveys that were documenting the rapid growth of the nation. In particular, there was a need for nautical charts for use by the expanding New England commercial fleets. The first American marine atlas, Mathew Clark's A Complete Set of Charts of the Coast of America , was published in Boston in 1790. Two of Clark's charts had been engraved by John Norman, who was inspired to launch his own enterprise. In January 1790, Norman published a notice in the Boston Gazette stating he was currently engraving charts of all the coast of America on a large scale. These were assembled and published as The American Pilot in Boston in 1791. Norman's Pilot, the second American marine atlas, indeed the second American atlas of any kind, marked an advance over the earlier work of Mathew Clark. New editions of Norman's Pilot appeared in 1792 and 1794, and after his death, his son, William Norman, brought out editions in 1794, 1798, 1801, and 1803. Despite the seemingly large number of editions, The American Pilot is one of the rarest of all American atlases. Wheat and Brun (pps. 198-199) locate just ten complete copies for the first five editions: 1791 (Huntington, Harvard); 1792 (Library of Congress, Clements); 1794(1) (Library of Congress, John Carter Brown Library, Boston Public Library); 1794(2) (Yale); 1798 (Library of Congress, Boston Public Library). Provenance: de-accessioned by the Museum of the City of New York. Wheat & Brun 310; Swem, Maps relating to Virginia 350 (1798 edition); Phillips, p. 723 (1798 edition); Phillips, Virginia Cartography, p. 65 (1798 edition); cf. Wroth, Some Contributions to Navigation, pp. 32-33.

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        SPEECH OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS [caption title].

      [Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Childs, 1794].. [4]pp. printed on a single folded sheet. Small tears at fold lines, not affecting text. Lightly toned. Very good. In a half morocco box. The very rare first printing of George Washington's sixth State of the Union Address, delivered on November 19, 1794. Most of the speech, nearly three- quarters of the printed text, is taken up by a discussion of the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania, during which the authority of the federal government was severely tested. Washington's speech gives his account of the rebellion and his explanation of his military response to the insurrection, and offers important insights into his conceptions of the rule of law and the powers of the new federal government. Washington's description of the unfolding of events in western Pennsylvania, when residents protested an excise tax on liquor by resort to arms, is terse and to the point. He summarizes the course of the complaints from the frontier and describes the escalating violence. Washington recounts how Congress considered the complaints about the tax, but that this consideration only seemed to spur the rebels, writing that "the very forbearance to press prosecutions was misinterpreted into a fear of urging the execution of the laws." Washington castigates the rebellious American citizens as "the enemies of order" and malevolent "insurgents," gripped by a "treasonable fury" and a "spirit inimical to all order." His anger is palpable, as he accuses the insurgents of seeking to "withstand by force of arms the authority of the United States, and thereby to extort a repeal of the laws of excise, and an alteration in the conduct of government." Washington goes on to explain his actions in calling up a large militia force to march to western Pennsylvania and subdue the insurrection by force. What is very interesting in the text of the address is Washington's forceful interpretation of the powers and responsibilities of the federal government and the chief executive, and the ultimate rule of law. This address thereby becomes a forceful statement by Washington of his thoughts on the role and power of government. Washington describes the liquor tax as a constitutional exercising of the legislative power of the Congress, and expresses his dismay when he found that the courts and local authorities in western Pennsylvania were unable to control the rebels. He writes that "crimes, which reached the very existence of social order, were perpetrated without controul; - the friends of government were insulted, abused, and overawed into silence." Washington proclaims that to yield to those who were violently opposing the tax "would be to violate the fundamental principle of our constitution, which enjoins that the will of the majority shall prevail." Several times he expresses the need to obey the "authority of laws" and he reiterates his oath to "preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the United States." In the remainder of the address Washington discusses the need for a better organized militia and more adequate fortifications, issues which connect with the subject of the Whiskey Rebellion. He goes on to report on relations with Indian tribes on the frontier, the activities of General Anthony Wayne, and treaty negotiations. Washington also discusses the need to retire the national debt, the progress of the United States Mint, and his policy of equanimity in relations with European powers. Evans ascribes the printing of this speech to Francis Childs. Only five copies located in OCLC. Rare, and a very important expression of George Washington's philosophy of the role and power of the federal government when it faced the first serious domestic challenge to its authority. EVANS 27923.

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        Geschichte eines dicken Mannes worin drey Heurathen und drey Körbe nebst viel Liebe. 2 Bände.

      Berlin und Stettin Friedrich Nicolai 1794 - Kl.-8°. 1 Bl., 284 S. und 1 Bl., 239 S., 2 Bll. Mit 3 Kupfertafeln und 1 gest. Textvignette von und nach J. W. Meil. Pappbände d. Zt. mit Rückenschildchen und Rotschnitt. Goedeke IV/1, 503, 30. ? Hayn/Gotendorf II, 582f (»reizende Kupfer [?] u. A. eine fesselnde Schilderung des damaligen akademischen Lebens«). ? Dorn 560. ? Erste Ausgabe der zweiten Romanveröffentlichung des Verlegers Friedrich Nicolai. Sie liegt hier gleichsam in einer Vorzugsausgabe vor: Breitrandiger Druck »bey J. F. Unger, mit dessen neu abgeänderter deutschen Druckschrift« auf besserem Papier u. mit drei Kupfertafeln (wurde auch ohne diese Illustrationen ausgeliefert). Erzählt wird die Geschichte eines Mannes, Anselm Redlich, der auszog nach den Kantschen Lehren zu leben und - scheiterte. ? Aus der Bibliothek des Grafen Georg von Einsiedel (Geheimer Rat, 1767-1840, »höchst gebildet in den schönsten Künsten, zeichnete er sich auch durch scharfen Verstand, Witz, Belesenheit und Kunstsinn aus [?]« Neuer Nekrolog 1840); Titelbll. mit kleinen Stempeln »Bibl. Einsiedel. Reibersd[orf bei Dresden]« ? Gelenke etwas abgeplatzt. Vereinzelt gering fleckig. 800 g gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A New Map of Hindoostan from the latest Authorities, Chiefly from the Actual Survey made by Major James Rennell, Surveyor General to the H.ble East India Company, of the Bengal Provinces, and of the Countries lying between them and Dehly: the whole exhibiting All the Military Roads and Passes as wall as the most accurate Division of the British Possessions in the East Indies.

      1794 - London, Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Original outline colour. Four sheets conjoined, total 1200 x 1440mm. Minor repairs to binding folds. A huge map of India incorporating Rennell's landmark mapping of Bengal. However of equal interest are the borders settled after the Treaty of Seringapatam ended the Third Anglo-Mysore in 1792, only two years before this map's publication. Areas of Mysore (which is marked as the 'Dominions of Tipu Saib' are coloured to denote their transferal to the control of the East India Company.

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        Zwölf Monatsblätter für Freunde von (.). Für das Jahr 1794. (Einzeltitel:) Lavaters Monatsblat (sic) für Freünde.

      o. Dr., (Zürich, 1794 - 2 Bände. (Zürich, o. Dr. 1794). 24°. 4 S. Vorwort, Jan.-Nov. 72 S., Dez. 71 S. Kalbleder der Zeit, reiche Rückenvergoldung mit rotem Titelschild und grünem Bandzahlschildchen, Schnitt grün gefärbt. Weigelt 403; Wilpert/Gühring 170. - Exemplar für Dorothea Schulthess, die Blumen- und Bildnismalerin (1776-1853) mit hs. Eintrag auf beiden fliegenden Blättern "Dorothea Schulthess. 6. Febr. 1795". Darunter "Ich habe bekrönt des Empfängers freündliche Liebe. G." und "Seelig ist in Freüden, und seelig in Leiden die Liebe. G.". Wohl nicht Lavaters eigene Schrift. Kalbleder der Zeit, reiche Rückenvergoldung mit rotem Titelschild und grünem Bandzahlschildchen, Schnitt grün gefärbt.

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        Beschreibung der aeussern und innern Merkwürdigkeiten der Königlichen Schlösser Berlin, Charlottenburg, Schönhausen in und bey Potsdam ein Handbuch für Freunde und Einheimische.

      Berlin W Oehmigke d J 1794 - gest. Tit. m. altkol. Vign. im Oval, 3 altkol. Kst. auf 2 Taf., Dedic. ( an Luise von Preussen ), 2 Bll., 296 SS., 1 Bl., kl.- 8°, Ppbd. d. Zt. ( Rücken fehlt, stark ber. u. besch,) Berl.- Bibl. S. 494. - Erste Ausgabe. - Die in der Art von Miniaturen sorgfältig kolorierten Kupferstiche zeigen folgende Motive: " Ansicht von Sans Souci " ( Sanssouci ), " Ansicht des großen Schlüterschen Portals im in(n)ern Schloßhofe " ( Stadtschloss ), " Neues Palais " und " Marmor Palais " ( Potsdam ). - Titel mit Vignette stärker fingerfleckig, die ersten Seiten ebenso. Durchgängig minimal gebräunt, insgesamt aber sauber und gut erhalten. - Selten [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sammelband mit 5 Schriften (davon 3 in verschiedenen Auflagen)

      Paris, 1794 - 1831.Lwd. um 1900. Enthält: I. Rapport sur les principes de morale politique qui doivent guider la Convention Nationale dans l?administration intérieure de la République (Kopftitel). (Paris, Imprimerie des 86 départemens, 1794). 32 S. - II. Rapport fait à la Convention Nationale, au nom du Comité de Salut public, sur les rapports des idées religieuses et morales avec les principes républicains, et sur les fêtes nationales. (Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1794). 40 S. - III. DASS. Ebda. (1794). 1 Bl., 45 S. - Zweifach eingebunden! - IV. DASS. Paris, Prévot, 1831. 49 S. - Dieser erneute Druck als letztes Stück des Sammelbandes eingebunden. - V. Discours, prononcé dans la séance du septidi 7 Prairial, an IIe de la République française une & indivisible. (Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1794). 8 S. - Alle Drucke leicht gebräunt und etw. fleckig. Bitte um Beachtung: Wir sind bis einschließlich 14.01.2016 im Urlaub, der Versand Ihrer Bestellung erfolgt am 15.01. - Please note: Until Jan. 14th we are on holidays, ordered items will be mailed at Jan. 15th. Bücher fr

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        Instruction sur les mesures déduites de la grandeur de la terre, uniformes pour toute la République, et sur les calculs relatifs à leur division décimale; Par la Commission temporaire des Poids & Mesures républicaines, En exécution des Décrets de la Convention Nationale. Edition originale. (VERITABLE EDITION ORIGINALE DE PREMIER TIRAGE).

      - Paris, Imprimerie Nationale exécutive du Louvre, an II [1794]. In-8, demi-veau acajou, dos lisse orné d'un jeu de filets dorés et au noir, gras et fins alternés, pièce de titre de veau noir (rel. vers 1830, petit accroc à un mors), xxxij, 224 p. et (27) p. de tableaux de conversion, 1 planche dépliante contenant 6 figures gravées. Véritable édition originale de premier tirage, comportant la mention "édition originale" sur le titre et l'errata au verso de celui-ci. Le rapport historique instituant l'unification des poids et mesures sur une base décimale, produit par la Commission composée par LAGRANGE, LAPLACE, MONGE, BORDA, LAVOISIER et HAUY qui rédigea cette "instruction". (Cf. Duveen, 'Lavoisier', n° 686. Dibner, 'Heralds of Science', 113 ["the official manual of the metric system and the first description of the system as it exists today"]. Goldsmiths', n°15939.5. Martin & Walter, II, 16403). Petite étiquette de bibliothèque. Bon exemplaire, bien conservé, assez grand de marges (201 x 130 mm), imprimé sur papier hollande. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Pillnitz (Dresden). - Schloss & Fähre. - Wizani. - "Pillnitz sur l'Elbe près de Dresde".

      - Radierung / Umrissradierung, auf Whatman-Bütten, in brauner Tusche laviert, 1794. Von Johann Friedrich Wizani. 37,4 x 52,5 cm (Darstellung / Einfassungslinie) / 43,1 x 53,5 cm (Platte) / 47 x 57 cm (Blatt). Rechts unterhalb der Darstellung signiert, mittig darunter französisch betitelt. Whatman-Wasserzeichen 1794. - Recht obere Ecke fachkundig restauriert. Insgesamt aber guter Erhaltungszustand. Johann Friedrich Wizani (1770 Dresden - 1838 Dresden). Deutscher Landschaftsmaler, Zeichner und Stecher. Ab 1787 Studium an der Dresdner Akademie bei Adrian Zingg, in den 1790er Jahren bei Johann Philipp Veith. Ab 1792 zeichnete, radierte und aquarellierte er vorwiegend sächsische Gegenden und verdiente sich seinen Lebensunterhalt mit Miniaturgemälde. Eine Malertätigkeit an der Meißner Porzellanmanufaktur musste er wegen einer Augenerkrankungen aufgeben, die ihn zeitlebens beeinträchtigte. Ab 1820 entstanden großformatige Umrissradierungen mit Panoramen v.a. der Gegend um Dresden, aber auch anderer Orte. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Op. 15]. Tre Quartetti per due violini, viola, e violoncello. Opera 15.[Parts]

      [Artaria Comp. PN 479] [1794], [Vienna] - First Edition. Weinmann, Artaria, p. 36. RISM H5953 (one copy only in the U.S., at the New York Public Library). World Cat (one copy only, at the British Library). "The frequently uttered judgement that Hoffmeister's music lacks depth and originality. may be correct in some cases, but it is unsuited to characterize his complete output, vast and manifold. One has to accept that Hoffmeister took the abilities and the taste of musical amateurs into account. Thus, comparison with the works of Mozart and Beethoven and, consequently, with standards that emerged only later is of little help. The extraordinary popularity of Hoffmeister's music in the composer's lifetime is mirrored in the large number of editions and issues and also in the reviews, not only in specialized journals but also elsewhere." Axel Beer in MGG2 Folio. 20th-centurybrown wrappers with typed titling. Violino I: 1f. (title), 19, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino II: [1] (blank), 2-18 pp.; Viola: [1] (blank), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: [1] (blank), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Footer "Op. XV" to all pages of music.With several earlier ownership markings: signature "Johann Baptist Huber" in brown ink to foot of title and first pages of Violino II, Viola, and Violoncello parts, each crossed out and replaced with signature "Carl Kaltenbach"; circular handstamp, "Sammlung Dr. Fiala Wien" to title. Titling in ink in the hand of Johann Baptist Huber to blank first pages of Violino II, Viola, and Violoncello parts; bifolia numbesr ("Bögn" [!Bögen]) noted at lower right corner of blank first pages, possibly in the same hand. Occasional notational corrections and performance-related annotations in pencil and blue crayon. Somewhat worn and browned, with occasional stains, worming and dampstaining; repairs and reinforcement to spine of Violino I part; imprint erased. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Der Ackerbau des Königreichs Böhmen im flachen Lande, Mittel- und hohen Gebirge, mit XXXVI Kupfern, auf welchen die böhmischen Ackerwerkzeuge perspektivisch und zergliedert abgebildet . sind. Neue mit dem zweyten Theil vermehrte Auflage. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Dresden: Walther 1794 - 12, 166 S., 3 Bl.; 90 S., 3 Bl.: 36 gefaltete Kupfertafeln. Gelb gesprenkelter Pappband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückenschild, gering berieben, leicht bestoßen. Erste vollständige Ausgabe, so komplett selten. - Die Ackergeräte (Pflüge, Eggen, Sämaschinen etc.) werden technisch exakt beschrieben und auf den Tafeln im Ganzen und im Detail anschaulich abgebildet. - Kleines ovales Wappenexlibris im Innendeckel, Stempel einer Schloßbibliothek auf Vorsatz. - Schönes, sehr sauberes Exemplar. - Vgl. Poggendorff II 101 zum Verfasser; nicht bei Güntz. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Adventures of Col Daniel Boon [sic], One of the Original Settlers at Kentucky; Containing the Wars with the Indians on the Ohio, from 1769, to the Year 1784 " [Contained in:] BEERS'S ALMANAC AND EPHEMERIS FOR 1795

      Hartford, 1794. 12mo. Gathered signatures, stitched. Tanned and somewhat soiled. Good. In a folding cloth chemise and a half calf and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. One of the earliest printings of Filson's Daniel Boone narrative, covering eight pages of the Beers almanac for 1795. Containing the story of Boone's adventures in Kentucky (captioned at the end, "Fayette County, Kentucky"), his Indian captivity, and his trials and tribulations in the wilderness. It was through its dissemination in popular literature such as this that Boone's legend was spread and made iconic. Also contains a one-page essay on "The Origin of Tobacco.

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        THE ELEMENTS AND PRACTICE OF RIGGING AND SEAMANSHIP (VOL. I + II) (complete)

      Printed for David Steel, London 1794 - First edition. Vol.I: Frontispiece, 65 engraved plates, some folding, and a folding table. Quarto. 28 x 22 cm. [2],[v]-xv, 242 pp. (actually 266 pp. due to insertion of section titles and irregularities in pagination and unpaginated plates). Water stains at edges of frontispiece, edges of pages browned, owner's name on title, small stamp of a stylized ship at back of folding plates, texts and figures unmarked and unstained. +++ Vol. II: 425 p., XIX plates; plus 151 p. (PHOTO #2 is taken from this volume); "Miscellaneous": plates with inventions, a two-page upperdeck plan of a 74 gunship, 147 p. table of quantities and dimensions of the standing and running rigging, up to 677 tons burthen. +++ Both vol. luxuriously bound in half leather with guilt lettering and ornaments on spine (of XX. century). Very rare and, considering the age, very well preserved. +++ More photos available from: mDOTfruthAThotmailDOTde +++ 4º. Mit gestoch. Frontisp. (in der Pag.), 92 (2 doppelblattgr., 5 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln und 6 Tabellen (davon eine gefaltet). XV S., 1 Bl., S. 1-242 (5 Bl. zwischengeb.); 2 Bl., S. 243*-260*, S. 243-425, 1 Bl., 147 S. Mod. Hldr. mit Rsch. und Rvg. (minimale Gebrauchsspuren). Erste Ausgabe. ¿ Bibliotheca Nautica 1339: "One of the outstanding works on the subject." Scheepvaart Mus. 753 Anm. ¿ Die Tafeln mit detaillierten Darstellungen zum Schiffsbau, von Masten, Seilen, Segeln usw. ¿ Vorsatz und Titel mit Besitzvermerk, Tafeln verso meist mit Schiffsstempel eines "Marine Asylum", die zweiteilige Kompaßtafel ohne die beweglichen Zeiger, wenige Einrisse, stellenw. etwas fleckig, s. leicht gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Des Herrn Abt Millots Universalhistorie alter, mittlerer und neuer Zeiten. Mit Zusätzen und Berichtigungen von Wilhelm Ernst Christiani

      Wien Verlag Franz Haas 1794 - Old., 15 Bände und ein Registerband. Jeder Band (exkl. des Registerbandes) mit einem Titelkupfer. Alle Bände in gutem Zustand, Bindungen vollkommen in Ordnung, Ecken etwas bestoßen und die Schildchen am Buchrücken abgeblättert, der goldene Druck am Buchrücken aber (im Wesentlichen) intakt. Ohne Exlibris, ohne Eigentümervermerk, etc., ohne Markierungen, keine Knicke. Gute Ausgabe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Admiral Earl Howe, in a "Secret" message to his second in command, Admiral Thomas Graves, writes "The Station of the Fleet will be from 5 to 10 Leagues West of Ushant ? You are to cruize for joining the Fleet?" noting "Rendezvous not to be disclosed but when absolutely necessary?" - Two months later, Howe's Fleet was victorious over a superior French fleet in the French Revolutionary Wars Third Battle of Ushant, also known as the Battle of the Glorious First of June

      Aboard the Queen Charlotte at Spithead, March 25, 1794. 7.5" x 9.75". "Manuscript DS ""Howe,"" 2p, 7.5"" x 9.75"". ""On Board the Queen Charlotte at Spithead,"" March 25, 1794. To Vice Admiral [Thomas] Graves on ""His Majesty's Ship the Royal Sovereign."" On watermarked laid paper. Countersigned ""W.M. Hopley."" Integral leaf addressed ""To Vice Admiral Graves / &c &c &c / Royal Sovereign."" Marked ""Secret / No. 5"" on the address panel and in the upper left corner of the first page of the letter. Mounting strip at blank right edge of address leaf. Fine Condition.Headed: ""Rendezvous not to be Disclosed but when absolutely necessary for the Government of Ships having occasion to communicate with the Fleet."" In full, ""The Station of the Fleet will be from 5 to 10 Leagues West of Ushant, while the Wind continues from the N.N.W. and from that Point Eastward to the S.E. If the Wind is Westerly with fair Weather the Fleet will most probably be found from 15 to 30 Leagues West from Ushant. But during thick and tempestuous Weather when the Wind is more to the South and West than is expressed as above for confining the Fleet to a Distance not exceeding 10 Leagues from Ushant it is then to be looked for in the Stream of the Channel.""Having remained Three days on either of those Stations as the case may be You are to cruize for joining the Fleet from 5 to 10 Leagues South from the Lizard: Sending in from time to time for Intelligence from Falmouth; Not finding on those occasions any Instructions lodged there for you during the Ten days you are to continue on the Station last mentioned You are to proceed to Torbay and wait there for further Directions from the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty after notice given to Mr. Secretary Stephens of your arrival by the usual Course of the Post, unless you have extraordinary Intelligence to communicate for the information of the Board which is then to be forwarded by Express.""Noted in the margin above the red wax seal (present): ""Rendezvous (No. 5) / Not to be opened but in case of Separation"" and, in a different hand, ""30 March 1794 signaled 6 May 1794."" Mended tear at the notation when opened at wax seal. Directly penned beneath red wax: ""Memo Particular attention is to be had to the Instruction relative to Rendezvous Pa:39 of the Additional Instruction Book.""""Royal Sovereign"" was the 100-gun flagship of Howe's second-in-command, Admiral Thomas Graves. Howe's flagship, was the 100-gun ""Queen Charlotte."" The first fleet action of the French Revolutionary Wars culminated in a major battle on June 1, 1794, called The Battle of the Glorious First of June or the Third Battle of Ushant. It was fought in the Atlantic, off Ushant, west of the Breton Peninsula. A British fleet, including the ""Royal Sovereign,"" under Admiral Lord Howe was escorting merchantmen to North America as a French fleet under Rear Admiral Louis Villaret de Joyeuse was escorting 130 merchantmen loaded with grain from America to a starving France. Howe attacked and took six enemy ships. Both sides claimed victory in the battle, the British because they had defeated a superior enemy force and the French because the grain convoy got through."

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        Vom Baue des weiblichen Beckens.

      - Leipzig, bei Wilhelm Heinsius dem Jüngern, 1794, 4°, (16), 96 pp., mit 9 gefalt. Foliokupfertafeln mit 20 Einzeldarstellungen, Pappband der Zeit; breitrandiges, feines Exemplar. Selten - Erste und einzige Ausgabe! - Creve war ein bedeutender Schriftsteller auf dem Gebiete der Gynäkologie und gibt hier einige unbekannte Tatsachen und eine neue Darstellung des wichtigen Themas; die guten Abbildungen sind von Keck gezeichnet und wurden sogar von Creve's Lehrer und Freund Soemmerring verbessert. - - Johann Kaspar Ignatz Anton Créve, "geb. zu Coblenz 28. Oct. 1769, studirte und promovirte 1792 in Mainz mit der Diss.: "De fracturis ossium pelvis", erhielt daselbst schon 1793 eine ausserord. Professur, die aber später einging, wurde Hof- und Med. Rath und Beisitzer der med. Facultät, liess sich 1800 in Eltville im Rheingau nieder, siedelte nach einigen Jahren nach Frankfurt a. M. über, wo er zum herzog. Nassauischen Geheimrath ernannt wurde und eine lucrative Praxis erlangte. Zuletzt zog er rieh wieder nach Eltville zurück und starb hier 7. Juli 1853. Creve war ein sehr fruchtbarer Schriftsteller. Ein vollständiges Verzeichnis seiner Schriften findet sich in den unten citirten Quellen. Erwähnenswerth ist die Arbeit: "Beiträge zu Galvani's Versuchen über die Kräfte der thierischen Elekfricität auf die Bewegung der Muskeln" (Frank f. und Leipz. 1793), für die er 1798 von der Edinb. Med. Soc. eine sehr werthvolle goldene Medaille erhielt; ferner u. A.: "Vom Baue des weibl. Beckens" (Leipz. 1794, 4., in. 9 Kpft.) - " Von den Krankheiten des weibl. Beckens" (Berlin 1795, 4., in. 11 Kpft.). Viele seiner übrigen Schriften bewegen sich auf dem Gebiete der Geburtshilfe." Pagel, Hirsach-H. II, pp.142-143 - - siehe Stricker, p.261; Dechambre, XXIII, p.214; Callisen, IV, p. 401; XXVII, p.177. - - Blake 103. Hirsch-H. II, 142. Fasbender 531 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Department of State, July 31, 1794, The Secretary of State requests the [blank] to permit any persons interested and inquiring for the List at the foot hereof, to see the same .

      [Philadelphia] 1794 - (13 x 7 3/4 inches). 4pp. Signed in print by J. Wagner, Clerk. Contemporay manuscript notations on each page tallying the number of vessels. Unbound A contemporary official printed list of American vessels with spoliation claims, issued by the Secretary of State in the midst of the negotiations over Jay's Treaty. In 1793 and 1794, the British captured numerous neutral American merchant ships during its conflict with France, including ships in both European and North American waters. The Secretary of State here issued an official list of 304 American merchant vessels -- including the ship's name, as well as the names of the masters and owners -- for distribution among port collectors, compiled "from the record of the Cases in the office of the Department of State." The terms of Jay's Treaty would include compensation for the vexations and spoliations, with the British eventually paying out over $10,000,000 by 1802. A rare and ephemeral early American document. OCLC cites but a single copy (Library Company). Not in Evans or Bristol.

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        Investigacion de la Naturaleza y Causas de la Riqueza de las Naciones. OBRA COMPLETA

      a Oficina de la Viuda é Hijos de Santander,, Valladolid 1794 - Traducción del Licenciado José Alono Ortiz. Los cuatro tomos tienen carcoma en el exterior, (cubiertas y lomo) y los tomos 2 y 3 tambien en el interior, en el tomo 2 solo afecta a los margenes y el tomo 3 es el más afectado, aunque en ningun momento afecta a la lectura y entendimiento del texto. Se ruega, en caso de interes, solicitar más fotos. Size: 21 x 14,50 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte des siebenjährigen Krieges in Deutschland zwischen dem Könige von Preußen und der Kaiserin Königin mit ihren Alliirten vom General LLoyd. [ 3 Bände von 6] Erster Theil / welcher die Feldzüge von 1756 und 1757 enthält. Zweiter Theil / welcher den Feldzug von 1758 enthält. Dritter Theil / welcher den Feldzug von 1759 enthält.

      Berlin, gedruckt und verlegt von Johann Friedrich Unger, 1794 - 1. Theil: 1794, 302 Seiten, 8 Karten, 2. Theil, 1785 , 387 Seiten, 3 Karten, 3. Theil, 1795, 334 Seiten, 2 Karten. (Kupfertafeln und Texttabellen jeweils gefaltet) -Ott1- (in guter Erhaltung, Papier tlw. braunfleckig, Die Kupfer in guter Erhaltung. Einbände und Kanten leicht berieben) Die 13 Kupfertafeln mit mehrfach gefalteten Karten zeigen die Schlachtenaufstellungen bei (1.Bd.:) Lowositz, Reichenberg, Prag, Kollin, Jägerndorff, Rosbach, Breslau und Leuthen, 1756 u. 1757, (2. Bd.:) Krefeldt, Zorndorf(mit 3 verschiedenen Stellungen, bezeichnet Tafel 1-4) und Hohkirch ,1758, (3.Bd.:) Minden und Cunersdorf ,1759. [Der 1. Band (mit falscher Schreibung des Verfassernamens: Tempelhof) ist eine Übersetzung von "The History of the late war in Germany, between the King of Prussia and the Empress of Germany and her allies" von Henry Lloyd, die weiteren Teile verfaßte Tempelhoff (1737-1807). Der englische General Henry Lloyd hatte den Beginn des Siebenjährigen Krieges auf österreichischer Seite mitgemacht - 1760 trat er in preußischen Dienst.] 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 Geprägte Halbledereinbände der Zeit. 1. Theil: Aus dem Englischen aufs neue übersetzt, mit verbesserten Planen und Anmerkungen.

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        Anton Graf, vor der Staffelei sitzend und im Dreiviertelprofil dem Betrachter zugewandt. Radierung von nach einem Selbstbildnis Anton Graffs (1736 Winterthur - 1813 Dresden).

      Nach 1794. - In der Platte signiert und bezeichnet. Mit der Inschrift "Antoine Graff, Peintre de la Cour Electroale de Sax" sowie mit der Adresse von Frauenholz, Nürnberg. Brillanter Druck auf vollrandigem Bütten (mit Wz.). J. G. Müller, renommierter Grafiker der Goethezeit, wird in Paris bei J. G. Wille ausgebildet und 1776 nach Stuttgart zum Leiter des neu gegründeten Kupferstecherei-Instituts an der Hohen Carlsschule berufen. Ab 1798 leitet er eine eigene Druckerei, in dieser Zeit entsteht seine, den Dargestellten fokussierende Radierung nach dem Gemälde von Graf, das nach einer Würdigung von Theodor Heuss als "Selbstporträt von Dresden" in die Kunstgeschichte eingegangen ist: "Dresden hat ein Selbstporträt. Da sitzt er vor der grossen Leinwand, wendet den Oberkörper keck und unbefangen zum Beschauer und legt den Arm leicht über die Stuhllehne, wie wenn jemand, während er arbeitete, ins Zimmer getreten sei, dem er sich nun prüfend zukehrt, ohne die Absicht, sich weiter stören zu lassen. ( ) Dies Selbstporträt atmet ein schönes phrasenloses Selbstbewusstsein und Gelassenheit, und begreift man seinen Stil, dann weiss man, dass Graff nicht bloss für den formalen und ästhetisierenden Kunstgeschichtler vorhanden ist, sondern in seinem Werk wie in seinem eigenen menschlichen Wesen eine knappe, scharfe Formel der besten Art seiner Periode darstellt. Er ist so in gewissem Sinn geschichtliches Urkundenmaterial.", zit. nach Wikipedia (Graff). - Mit dem Blindstempel von Frauenholz, Nürnberg (Lugt 944). Verso mit violettem Sammlerstempel "SchK" (Druckbuchstaben, legiert). - Sehr gut erhalten. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2100

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