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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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      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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      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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      [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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        The European Part of the Russian Empire, from Maps Published by the Imperial Academy at St. Petersburg, with the New Provinces on the Black Sea.

      Laurie & Whittle, London 1794 - This magnificent and rare map of the Russian Empire covers the European as well as the Asian portions of Russia. It extends from the Black Sea east to Kamchatka and the Bering Sea and includes Novaya Zemlya in the Arctic. Includes parts of neighboring Poland, Scandinavia and China. Shows beautifully rendered topography rendered in profile. The most interesting feature is the mapping of Kamchatka and vicinity. The exploration tracks to the Kuril Islands are noted and "Behring's Island" is identified, where the great Arctic explorer ultimately died in 1741. Sakhalin is speculatively mapped as to separate islands with the lower islands identified as "Ezzo". Published by Laurie and Whittle in Kitchin's "General Atlas", this is one of the finest maps of Russia from a 18th century atlas. In good condition with some offsetting. Minor foxing with minimal edge wear. Toning over folds. Thomas Kitchin (1719-1784) was an English engraver and map-maker. His maps and atlases of England earned him the position of hydrographer to the King. This large map of the Russian Empire is an impressive example of his work. Robert Laurie (c. 1755 - 1836) and James Whittle (1757-1818) were London-based map and atlas publishers active in the late 18th and early 19th century. Their firm combined Laurie's engraving skills with Whittle's social contacts and print sales experience. Together, they published numerous maps and atlases, often enlisting prominent cartographers such as Kitchin, Faden, Jefferys and others to update and modify their plates. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 18 1/2" x 50".

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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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      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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        Faust`s Leben, Thaten und Höllenfahrt. In fünf Büchern.

      - 2. verb. u. verm. Ausg. St. Petersburg [d.i. Leipzig], [Jacobäer], 1794. 4 Bll., 411 S., mit Frontispiz, gest. Titel u. 5 blattgroßen Kupfern, Kl.-8°, Halbleinen d. Zt. mit Rückentext Engel 1368: "Diese neue Ausgabe Faust`s, welche die wiederholten Nachdrücke verhindert haben, ist um vieles vermehrt worden; andeuten lassen sich diese Vermehrungen nicht, da sich durch`s Ganze und zwar bis an`s Ende zerstreut sind. Dann folgt von Seite 3-411 der Text, welcher gegen die erste Auflage, besonders am Ende und im `Epilogus`, vielfach und umfangreich erweitert ist." - Faust, der an das Gute glaubt, bekommt vom Teufel die Welt aus einer anderen Sicht gezeigt: "Der Vertrag, den Klinger`s Faust mit dem Teufel abschließt, ruht auf einer Bedingung, welche dem Romantiker Raum genug läßt, um seinen satyrischen Humor spielen zu lassen." (Engel) - Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger (1752-1831), deutscher Dichter u. Dramatiker. Sein 1776 erschienenes Stück "Sturm und Drang" (ursprünglich "Der Wirrwarr") wurde namensgebend für eine ganze Literaturepoche. - Einband beschabt u. bestossen u. mit Abrissen des Bezugpapiers; leicht schief gelesen; Innendeckel mit alter Illustration, die Mephistopheles auf der Weltkugel stehend zeigt "Satan regit"; Vorsatz mit drei Signaturen; Seiten leicht gebräunt u. tlw. leicht fleckig, sonst ein gutes Expl.

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        Untersuchungen über wahre und fabelhafte Theologie. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen und Zusätzen des Uebersetzers begleitet. 2 Theile (in 1 Band). Zweyter Theil: Zeitalter der Vernunft. Eine Untersuchung über die wahre und fabelhafte Theologie. Von Thomas Paine, dem Verfasser der Schriften: Gesunder Menschenverstand - die Rechte des Menschen Th. 1 und 2, - dem ersten Theile des Zeitalters der Vernunft - und den Abhandlungen über die ersten Grundsätze der Religion.

      Deutschland, Paris (d.i. Lübeck), [Johann Friedrich Bohn], 1794-1796. Klein-8°. 287, Titelblatt, XVI, 304 Seiten. Pappband der Zeit. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Als Erscheinungsort wird Deutschland 1794 bzw. Paris 1796 angegeben. KVK gibt als Übersetzer Heinrich Christoph Albrecht, als Drucker Johann Friedrich Bohn in Lübeck an. Gebunden in einfachem Pappband der Zeit. Papierbezug am Rücken fehlt größtenteils. Einige Seiten minimal fleckig. Innen sehr gutes Exemplar. First edition. Simple contemporary hardcover. Cover with traces of use. Few pages light spotted. Inside fine copy. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Aufklärung / enlightenment; Philosophie / philosophy

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        A New and Correct Map of Scotland or North Britain with all the Post and Military Roads, Divisions &ca. Drawn from the Most Approved Surveys Illustrated with Many Additional Improvements, and Regulated by the Latest Astronomical Observations by Lieutenant Campbell.

      1794 - London, Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Original outline colour. Four sheets conjoined, total 1230 x 1070mm. Minor repairs to binding folds. A huge map of Scotland, based on the Marcus Armstrong map first published by Sayer & Bennett in 1782, but here revised with improved western coastlines by Admiralty surveyor Lieutenant Robert Campbell.

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        Éléments de Géométrie avec des notes. A Paris. Chez Firmin-Didot. 1794.

      - 1 volume in-8° relié demi-veau marron, dos lisse décoré de frises dorées, pièec de titre de maroquin rouge. Plats cartonnés sans cuir. XII + 334 p. + 12 planches hors-texte + 3 f. nchf. (errata et catalogue). Petite mouillure marginale en charnière supérieure sur les XII premières pages, petits trous de vers en gardes fin de volume. hormis le manque de cuir facilement remplaçable très bon état d'ensemble pour cette édition originale des éléments de géométrie plusieurs fois réeditée. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - This fascinating plan shows Washington, D.C. by the plan developed by Pierre Charles l’Enfant and modified by Andrew Ellicott. It is one of the earliest printed maps of Washington, and notably one of the earliest affordable maps, printed in 1794, only 3 years after the new capital had been proclaimed, and long before its construction was completed. The plan shows the elegant plan of the giant edifices, monuments and wide strategically placed wide boulevards that remain the hallmark of today’s D.C., including the layout of The Mall. The legend in the lower left identifies A) The Capitol; B) the President's House; C) the Stock Exchange (which was never realized, as finance remained based in Philadelphia and New York); D) the Arsenal; E) the Statue of George Washington Monument; while a-h label major streets and i labels Georgetown. On January 24, 1791, President George Washington proclaimed the creation of a new capital for the American Republic, to replace the provisional capital of Philadelphia. The city was to be built within the District of Columbia, a new federal jurisdiction that was carved out of Maryland and Virginia. The French-born American military engineer Major Pierre Charles L’Enfant (1754 -1825) was chosen to design the capital. While L’Enfant’s plan was generally accepted, he proved to be so difficult to work with that he was suspended form his post in 1792, before being formally dismissed the following year. He was replaced by Andrew Ellicott (1754 – 1820), who slightly revised L’Enfant’s plan, drafting the earliest surviving map of Washington, D.C. in 1792. From 1792 to 1794, less than a dozen maps of Washington, D.C. were printed, all of which range from scarce to very rare, and few of which are affordable. Due to the enormous and longstanding German emigration to America, there was always tremendous interest in Germany in the Unites States, resulting in the production of many fine maps and books. The present map was engraved by I.G.A. Weidener (fl. 1794 -1811) of Weimar and included within the Almanac de Gotha pour l'Annee 1795 (Gotha: C.W. Ettinger, 1794), a small calendar book. It was printed in French, as that language was then the Pan-European intellectual lingua. It is the second edition of the map, the first was made jointly by Weidener and J.G. Klinger, likewise appearing in 1795 Gotha almanacs. Although it is practically identical to the first edition, the present second edition was engraved on an entirely new plate. References: MapForum (on-line) Issue 12, ‘Plans of Washington, D.C.,’ no. 12.

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        Geheime und kritische Nachrichten von Italien nebst einem Gemälde der Höfe, Regierungen und Sitten der vornehmsten Staaten dieses Landes. Von Joseph Gorani, französischem Bürger. (Erster), Zweiter (und) Dritter Theil. [drei gleiche Kupferstiche (als Exlibris?) von Martin Tyroff auf den Innendeckeln]

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1794 371; 466; 407 S., 8° goldgeprägtes Halbleder der Zeit mit Leder-Ecken Deckel etwas angestaubt, nur leicht fleckig; Leder-Ecken gering bestoßen; 3 gleiche Kuferstiche (ca. 7 x 6 cm) auf den Innendeckeln, fec (fecit) M. (Martin) Tyroff; Bände eins und zwei nur sehr vereinzelt - meist sehr schwach - braun-/stockfleckig, in Band drei stärker, auch ist dort das Papier leicht gebräunt; insgesamt ist dieses selten vollständig anzufindende Werk sehr sauber, gut bis sehr gut erhalten. Versand D: 3,00 EUR

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      London, printed by A. Strahan, for T. N. Longman and O. Rees, and others, 1802.FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, 1802 - 1803, 2 volumes, complete set, translated from the German. LACKS 5 COLOURED PLATES. 4to, approximately 275 x 220 mm, 10¾ x 8½ inches, Volume I: pages xxiii, (1) (errata), [3] 4 - 552, 23 of 25 engraved and aquatint plates, 9 folding, 18 finely hand coloured, 14 vignettes in the text, 13 hand coloured; Volume II: pages xxx, (2) errata, [3] 4 - 523, 24 of 27 engraved and aquatint plates, 15 folding, 20 hand coloured, 14 vignettes in the text, 9 hand coloured, plus 4 double page maps, bound in half calf over marbled sides, rebacked with gilt decoration and rules, gilt lettered morocco labels, all edges speckled, original endpapers retained. Covers and corners worn and bumped with loss of leather at tips, small armorial bookplate of Sir Marcus Somerville on front pastedown, small bookseller label at the bottom of both pastedowns ( Sold by S. Smith, Milsom St, Bath), title pages just slightly foxed, that in Volume II has vertical crease, small tear to inner margin of 3 leaves of prelims in Volume I, all neatly repaired, not affecting text, closed tear to 1 margin, neatly repaired, not affecting text, fore - edge margin of 1 plate foxed and browned, most of the tissue guards missing, 4 uncoloured plates faintly foxed in margins, faint offsett to some folding plates. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy (lacking 5 plates otherwise complete). Peter Simon Pallas (1741 - 1811) was counsellor of state to His Imperial Majesty of all the Russias when this book was published. He was a noted German naturalist and collector of plants. The beautiful illustrations depict the natives of the regions visited, their costumes and occupations, some domestic animals, and the scenery and landscapes. See: See: J.R. Abbey, Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770 - 1860, Volume 1, page 196, No. 222; R. V. Tooley, English Books with Colour Plates 1790 - 1860, page 289, No. 357. LACKING THE FOLLOWING PLATES : Peculiar domestic cat; Common Arnaut; Trukhman with bow; Two Tartar Mountaineers; Crimean Camel. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Almanach der Revolutions Opfer für das Jahr 1794 und 1795. Jahrgänge 1 und 2 (alles Erschienene). 2 Bände. 31 Bl., 46, 336 S., 4; 40 Bl., 439 S., 4 Bl. Mit 2 gestoch. Titeln und zusammen 35 Kupfertafeln nach Berger, Berggold, Schubert u. a. 12°. Illustr. Orig.Broschuren (Band 2 stärker berieben und mit Gebrauchsspuren). Goldschnitt. In 2 mod. läd. Halbleinenkassetten.

      Chemnitz, Karl Gottlieb Hofmann, (1793-1794). - Sehr seltener Almanach, enthält u. a. Biographien von Charlotte Corday, De Launay (Befehlshaber der Bastille), Ludwig XVI., Marie Antoinette, Gustav III. von Schweden, Karl I. von England sowie Beiträge über die Vorgänge im revolutionären Frankreich. Die Kupfer zeigen Porträts und Ereignisse der Revolution wie die Gefangennahme und Hinrichtung Louis XVI. "Diese beiden . Duodezbändchen gehören zu den Seltenheiten der deutschen Almanachliteratur" (Lanck./Rümann 20, nennt nur in Leder gebundene Exemplare). – Gutes Exemplar in den sehr seltenen Originalbroschuren. – Köhring 17. Baumgärtel 68. Marwinski 149. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage du Professeur Pallas dans plusieurs provinces de l'Empire de Russie, et de l'Asie septentrionale. Atlas

      A Paris, chez Maradan An II. 1794. Atlas in - Folio relié sous couverture d'attente cartonnée de l'époque. Le papier est manquant en dos de la reliure. Traduit de l'Allemand par le Cit. Gauthier de la Peyronie. Nouvelle édition revue et enrichie de notes par les C C. Lamarck, Professeur de géologie au Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle ; Langlès, Sous - Garde des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Nationale, pour les langues Arabe, Persane, Tatane - Mantchoue, & Billecocq, Homme de lettres. Contenant la Carte générale de l'Empire de Russie, d'après la nouvelle division de cet Empire en quarante - deux gouvernemens ; dix Cartes Géographiques ; soixante - dix - sept planches de botanique ; douze autres représentant des fourneaux, moulins, monumens & ; onze d'idoles et costumes ; et onze d'animaux, d'Histoire naturelle, d'Hiéroglyphes, &c. Atlas bien complet des 108 planches dont douze dépliantes. Celles - ci sont toutes montées sur onglets et classées selon la disposition de l'édition in - 8. Déchirure sans manque au bas de la planche 33 - 33 bis, sans manque.

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        Denkwürdigkeiten für die Heilkunde und Geburtshülfe. (Und) Neue Denkwürdigkeiten für Aerzte und Geburtshelfer.

      Vandenhock-Ruprecht, bzw. Johann Georg Rosenbusch,, Göttingen, 1794 - 6 Teile in 3 Bänden und 1 Tafelmappe. Göttingen, Vandenhock-Ruprecht, bzw. Johann Georg Rosenbusch, 1794-1799. 8°. 2 Bl., CXX, 254 S.; Titel, IV, S. 259-464; XII, 282, VIII, 341 S. Mit 3 gestochenen Titelvignetten (davon eine koloriert) und 14 (davon eine koloriert) gestochenen Tafeln. Pappbände des 20. Jahrhunderts. Blake 322 und 115. - Waller 7020 (nur für den ersten Band). - Sammlung zur Entwicklung der Geburtshilfe und der gynaekologischen Anatomie. - Exemplar in unbeschnittenen Verlagsbögen. 4 Kupfer doppelt vorhanden. Band 2 auf besserem Papier. Stellenweise stockfleckig. - Komplett selten. Pappbände des 20. Jahrhunderts. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage du Professeur Pallas dans plusieurs provinces de l'Empire de Russie, et de l'Asie septentrionale. Atlas

      - A Paris, chez Maradan An II. 1794. Atlas in-Folio relié sous couverture d'attente cartonnée de l'époque. Le papier est manquant en dos de la reliure. Traduit de l'Allemand par le Cit. Gauthier de la Peyronie. Nouvelle édition revue et enrichie de notes par les C C. Lamarck, Professeur de géologie au Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle ; Langlès, Sous-Garde des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Nationale, pour les langues Arabe, Persane, Tatane-Mantchoue, & Billecocq, Homme de lettres. Contenant la Carte générale de l'Empire de Russie, d'après la nouvelle division de cet Empire en quarante-deux gouvernemens ; dix Cartes Géographiques ; soixante-dix-sept planches de botanique ; douze autres représentant des fourneaux, moulins, monumens & ; onze d'idoles et costumes ; et onze d'animaux, d'Histoire naturelle, d'Hiéroglyphes, &c. Atlas bien complet des 108 planches dont douze dépliantes. Celles-ci sont toutes montées sur onglets et classées selon la disposition de l'édition in-8. Déchirure sans manque au bas de la planche 33 - 33 bis, sans manque. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      London, 1794. Later three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, raised bands, gilt morocco label. Light rubbing to spine and boards. Very light occasional foxing. Titlepage backed and upper half-inch of titlepage repaired, not affecting text. Overall, very good. Styled the "Second Edition in London" on the titlepage. One of the classic accounts of southern natural history and exploration, with much material on the southern Indian tribes. For the period, Bartram's work is unrivaled. "...[He] wrote with all the enthusiasm and interest with which the fervent old Spanish friars and missionaries narrated the wonders of the new found world...he neglected nothing which would add to the common stock of human knowledge" - Field. "Unequalled for the vivid picturesqueness of its descriptions of nature, scenery, and productions" - Sabin. The folding map shows the eastern coast of Florida, from the River St. John to near Cape Canaveral. Chapter VI is entitled "Language and Manners [of the Muscogulges and Cherokees]." A handsome copy in contemporary condition.

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        Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin; Consisting of His Life, Written By Himself, Together With Essays, Humorous, Moral & Literary; Chiefly On The Manner of The Spectator

      Samuel Campbell, New York 1794 - Condition: FINE. [TWO VOLUMES IN ONE: 206 & 139] Full leather volume with rich patina, normal corner bumps, title faded on spine but letters clear. Book is as tight as new. Some small clean page tears here and there; only serious flaw is the part of page 48 in Volume I is missing. Browning and foxing throughout, but easily readable. Prev/owner's markings on first endpaper and title page. This volume contains Ben Franklin's writings on his own life, as well as extracts from his Will, in which he bequeaths money to the free schools of Boston where he was first taught as a child. A delightful surprise deep in the text between two pages is well-dried four-leaf clover, left by an earlier reader. The book includes the epitaph Dr. Franklin wrote for his tombstone: "Here lies the body of Benjamin Franklin, Printer, (Like The Cover On An Old Book, Its Contents Torn Out And Stript of Its Lettering And Gilding) Lies Here Food For The Worms; Yet The Work Itself Shall Not Be Lost, For It Will (As He Believed) Appear Once More, In A New And Beautiful Edition, Corrected And Ammended By The Author." Book is a splendid addition to any library of history or biography. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Continental Harmony, Containing a Number of Anthems, Fuges, and Chorusses, in Several Parts. Never Before Published. Composed by -- Author of Various Music Books. [.] Published According to Act of Congress

      Printed, Typographically at Boston by Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews. Sold at their Bookstore, No. 45, Newbury Street; by said Thomas in Worcester; and by the Booksellers in Boston, and elsewhere, Boston 1794 - First edition of Billing's last work. Letterpress pages. In contemporary paper boards, restored. xxxiv, (1), 36-199, (1) p. Final collection published by the father of American choral music. Published in Boston by Thomas and Andrews in 1794, it was sponsored by several musical societies to help the "distressed situation of Mr. Billings' family." The fifty-one compositions with full text include one set-piece for four voices, seventeen anthems, and poems and hymns by Isaac Watts, the «Father of English Hymnody», among them the renowned «Creation» (pp. 52-54). The tune book has an introductory section on the rudiments of music and a commentary on the rules in the form of a dialogue between a master and scholar. "In its introduction, Billings defended his rustic native style in the face of the public's increasing preference for the more refined, less demanding European idiom. 'Variety is always pleasing, and.there is more variety in one piece of fuging music, than in twenty pieces of plain song.'" (John Ogasapian, "Music of the Colonial & Revolutionary Era," p. 140) "The [?] last of his publications contains longer, more complex works intended for the knowledgeable choirs and singing societies. In none of the pieces is originality sought. Nevertheless, the sound is a counterpart of the rocky soil and questing spirit that typified many of his contemporary New Englanders. Billings's music held the attention of music lovers for its melodic expression, effortless vitality, and suitability to the requirements and limitations of amateur singers. No matter what the vocal part, it is not hard to sing and enjoy. All the singers are given interesting lines to engage their attention. If some of the notes in a part do not please, the composer occasionally offers the singer 'choosing' notes from which he or she can select." (Nicholas Tawa, "From Psalm to Symphony," p. 37-38) "In early 1782, of the 264 musical compositions published by American-born writers, 226 of them were by Billings. Of the 200 anthems published in America by 1810, over a quarter were written by Billings." (Elizabeth Axford, "Song Sheets to Software" p, 5.) Rare. OCLC records only six copies and none outside the United States. Sabin 5415, Evans 26673, RISM, A/I/1, B2655, Britton & Lowens 104. Without the engraved frontispiece as most copies. General usual browning, moderate stains, primarily through the introductory section, somewhat darker in the final fifteen pages, the penultimate leaf with worming extending just into the lower line of music, the final leaf torn and with the top of music mostly perished. Approximately five other pages with tears or small worm holes in the margins, none which affecting the music. In contemporary paper boards, restored First edition of Billing's last work. Letterpress pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Wisdom of Angels

      Boston: Isaiah Thomas, Ebenezer T. Andrews, 1794Probably first American editionQuite rareEmail us via the Bailey Books seller homepage for a technical description and additional photos. Response within 24 hours. We provide swift and professional service.

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        Observations on the Genus Mesembryanthemum, in Two Parts, containing scientific descriptions of above one hundred and thirty species, about fifty of which are new; directions for their management; new arrangements of the species; references to authors; and a great variety of critical, philosophical, and explanatory remarks.

      London: Printed and Sold for the Author by J. Barker, -. First edition. 1794 - Pp. (4), 480. Original full cognac-brown morocco leather, spine with seven pairs of gilt panel lines that border six compartments, one compartment has a red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, edges of all boards have elaborate gilt decorations, all page edges with faint speckle decorations, 8vo. This work was issued in two parts each with its own title page; the first was published in 1794 and the second part in 1795 – both parts have continuous pagination. See also Stafleu and Cowan no. 2488. Haworth (1768-1833) was a British gardener and entomologist who was also a leading authority in succulent plants; he had a garden in Chelsea where he grew succulents. Haworth grew species of the genus Mesembryanthemum, a prostrate succulent plant native to Africa, Sinai and southern Europe, in his garden. Haworth died of cholera that he possibly contracted on a plant-collecting trip to Africa. Armorial bookplate of Earl Fitzwilliam – this is the title in both the Peerage of Ireland and the Peerage of Great Britain held by the head of the Fitzwilliam family. This volume likely belonged to the fourth Earl, William Fitzwilliam. Also on the front endpaper is a printed label of the place name: Milton, Petersborough. This place name is also connected with William Fitzwilliam. The title page has just a touch of foxing, the remainder of the text and the fine leather binding are bright and clean; a near fine copy in a very attractive binding.

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        Philosophical, Political, and Literary Travels in Russia During the Years 1788 and 1789. Translated from the French of Chantreau with a map, and other plates.

      Perth: R. Morison and Son. [Vernor and Hood, London]. 1794, 1794. First English edition. 2 volumes. 8vo. One folding map and three finely engraved plates. Bound in contemporary tan tree calf boards with later tan spines, black title labels, embellished with gilt centre tools and ruled compartments. Strong and solid. Internally clean, plain endpapers bearing the book plate of Rosalie and Harold O. Voorhis (Harold Oliver Voorhis was the first Secretary of the New York University) to the front pastedown. Contemporary ink ownership to upper corner of title page. An attractive, scholarly and informative translation of Chantreau's travels. Very handsome indeed.

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