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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.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Hans-Jürgen Lange]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Mesnard - Comptoir du Livre Ancien]
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        WASHINGTON, D.C.: PLAN DE LA VILLE DE WASHINGTON EN AMÈRIQUE.

      - 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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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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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        TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTHERN PROVINCES OF THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE, IN THE YEARS 1793 AND 1794.

      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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Braecklein]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Artgil]
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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]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz AG]
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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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        TRAVELS THROUGH NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, EAST AND WEST FLORIDA, THE CHEROKEE COUNTRY, THE EXTENSIVE TERRITORIES OF THE MUSCOGULGES OR CREEK CONFEDERACY, AND THE COUNTRY OF THE CHACTAWS [sic]

      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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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        LAWS OF NORTH-CAROLINA. AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY, BEGUN AND HELD AT NEWBERN.IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY- FOUR.BEING THE SECOND SESSION OF THE SAID ASSEMBLY [caption title].

      Newbern: From the Press of Francois X. Martin, [1794]. - 9,[1]pp. Folio. Modern buckram, gilt leather label. Ink library stamps on first leaf, dampstain at bottom of gutter, some spotting and tanning. Good. The session laws for the second session of the North Carolina legislature in 1794. The first act here cedes land on Cape Fear near Fort Johnston to the United States. The remainder of the work is concerned with laws related to the state militia. Rare, ESTC records ten copies. EVANS 27425. McMURTRIE 197. ESTC W35576.

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        Geschichte des Herzogthums Oldenburg.

      Oldenburg, Stalling 1794 - 1796. 3 Bände. Mit 3 gest. Titeln mit Vignette, 2 gest. Frontispices von Daniel Chodowiecki und D. Berger sowie 2 gefalt. Stammtafeln. XXXII, 516 S., 1 Bl.; XXIV, 515 S.; XII, 638 S. HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. Erste Ausgabe. - Georg Anton von Halem (1752-1819), Jurist und Schriftsteller, war Begründer der \"Oldenburgischen Literarischen Gesellschaft\". \"Er hatte großen Einfluß auf die Entwicklung des Geschichts- u. Nationalbewußtseins in Nordwestdeutschland\" (NDB VII, 536). - Mit Abdruck zahlr. Urkunden, Bd. I mit Quellenangaben der benutzten Handschriften und Druckwerke. - Gest. Titelvignetten mit Ansichten: Ruine eines Zisterzienserklosters (von Chodowiecki, Bauer 1739) und Zwischenahn sowie Porträt Anton Günther letzter Graf zu Oldenburg und Delmenhorst. - Die Frontispices zeigen Schloß Rastede und Friedrich August Herzog von Holstein-Oldenburg. - Mit Subskribentenverzeichnis. - Wenig berieben. Titel von Bd. 1 gestempelt. Tls. leicht braunfleckig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Untersuchungen über die Natur und die Ursachen des Nationalreichthums. Aus dem Englischen der vierten Ausgabe neu übersetzt (von Christian Garve), Erstausgabe, Halbleder-Ausgabe, 4 Bände.

      Breslau, Wilhelm Gottlieb Korn, 1794 - 1796. XX, 476 S., 2 Bl., 274, 451, 484 S. Vollständiges Werk in 4 Bänden. Braune Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und goldenen Ornamentbändern; Buchdeckel in anthrazitfarbener Marmorierung und mit Lederecken. Hauptwerk des schottischen Ökonomen und Begründers der klassischen Nationalökonomie, Adam Smith (1723 - 1790), das erstmalig am 9. März 1776 unter dem Titel \"An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations\" erschien. Smith entwickelte hier eine liberale Gegentheorie zum seinerzeit in Europa wirtschaftspolitisch vorherrschenden Merkantilismus und schuf das theoretische Grundgerüst einer liberalen Wettbewerbsökonomie und ihrer gesamtwirtschaftlichen Steuerungsfunktionen (Prinzip der \"unsichtbaren Hand\"). Bei der vorliegenden Ausgabe handelt es sich um die erste vollständige Übersetzung des Werkes ins Deutsche (eine erste Übersetzung in zwei Bänden war 1776 und 1778 von Johann Friedrich Schiller unter dem Titel \"Untersuchung der Natur und Ursachen von Nationalreichthümern\" erfolgt), die von dem Philosophen Christian Garve (1742 - 1798) vorgenommen wurde. Garve, der in seinem sozialen und ökonomischen Denken in hohem Maße von der englischen und schottischen Aufklärung beeinflußt war, gilt neben Kant, mit dem er sich eine wissenschaftliche Kontroverse lieferte, als einer der popupärsten deutschen Philosophen des späten 18. Jahrhunderts. Buchrücken etwas berieben, Rückenschilder partiell mit Abrieben. Sonst sehr gutes Exemplar dieser äußerst seltenen frühen Ausgabe des Klassikers der Nationalökonomie. Auch innen sehr gutes Zustand; Seiten sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei. Weitere Fotos zu diesem Angebot auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Adam Smith Volkswohlstand Nationalökonomie Marktwirtschaft Kapitalismus

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        ENSAIO ECONOMICO SOBRE O COMERCIO DE PORTUGAL E SUAS COLONIAS

      Lisbon, 1794. Half title. Small quarto. 19th-century black polished calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Bookplate of John Carter Brown on front pastedown, with his ink stamp on fourth leaf. Some light soiling on half title, else internally clean. Very good, untrimmed. The scarce first edition of the "best known work by Azeredo Coutinho, the controversial figure of the Brazilian Enlightenment" (Borba de Moraes). Azeredo Coutinho (1742-1821) was a "member of the new rich sugar aristocracy of the Campos dos Goitacazes in Rio de Janeiro, [who] held many important ecclesiastical posts in Brazil and in Portugal and repeatedly prodded the government to undertake reforms that would benefit the economies of both the kingdom and her most vital colony. Thus, in 1791 he strongly opposed new price restrictions on sugar, arguing that higher prices would allow Brazilians to buy more goods from Portugal. Three years later he published a series of reform proposals in 'AN ECONOMIC ESSAY ON THE COMMERCE OF PORTUGAL AND HER COLONIES,' in which he revived the century-old argument that the 'true mines' of Brazil were her agricultural resources, not the gold placers which had produced illusory gains" (CAMBRIDGE HISTORY). Like many works of this time period, this piece was probably written in Brazil and then printed in Lisbon, as there was no printing press in Brazil itself until 1808. An interesting look at the economics of the sugar trade in Brazil.

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        UNITED STATES, DECEMBER 30th, 1794. GENTLEMEN OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. I LAY BEFORE YOU A REPORT MADE TO ME BY THE SECRETARY OF WAR RESPECTING THE FRONTIERS OF THE UNITED STATES [caption title]

      [Philadelphia, 1794. Original blue-grey wrappers, stitched as issued. Lightly soiled. Very good, untrimmed. In a half morocco box. This copy bears the ownership signature on the front wrapper of Stephen Row Bradley. Bradley (1754-1830) graduated from Yale and served in the Continental Army and in a variety of judicial and political posts in Vermont before becoming the first United States Senator from that state, in 1791. He served in that position until 1795, and again in the U.S. Senate from 1801 to 1813, as a Democratic Republican. A very rare report and a remarkably frank and candid assessment from Secretary of War Henry Knox regarding conflicts with Indians on the frontier, especially in Ohio Territory and Georgia. With a candor that no modern Defense Secretary could approach, Knox lays much of the blame for conflicts with frontier tribes at the feet of unruly, grasping Americans: "The desires of too many frontier White people to seize by force or fraud upon the neighbouring Indian lands has been, and still continues to be, an unceasing cause of jealousy and hatred on the part of the Indians, and it would appear upon a calm investigation that until the Indians can be quieted upon this point and rely with confidence upon the protection of their lands by the United States, no well grounded hope of tranquility can be entertained. The encroachment of White people is incessantly watched, and in unguarded moments, they are murdered by the Indians. Revenge is sought and the innocent frontier people are too frequently involved as victims in the cruel contest. This appears to be a principal cause of Indian Wars....It seems that our own experience would demonstrate the propriety of endeavouring to preserve a pacific conduct in preference to a hostile one with the Indian tribes. The United States can get nothing by an Indian war, but they risque men, money and reputation. As we are more powerful and more enlightened than they are, there is a responsibility of national character, that we should treat them with kindness and even liberality. It is a melancholy reflection that our modes of population have been more destructive to the Indian natives than the conduct of the Conquerors of Mexico and Peru. The evidence of this is the utter extirpation of nearly all the Indians in most populous parts of the Union." Knox does not directly blame the United States government for the past treatment of the Indians or for the conduct of settlers on the frontier, but he encourages the President to continue the practice of making treaties with the tribes, and recommends the construction of more forts on the frontier, especially along the boundaries with Indian tribes. Knox also encourages the tribes to be proactive in handing over members responsible for the killing of whites, in order to dampen reprisals from settlers. Washington, in transmitting the report, observes: "I feel confidence that Congress will devise such constitutional and efficient measures as shall be adequate to the great objects of preserving our treaties with the Indian tribes, and of affording an adequate protection to our frontiers." NAIP locates only three copies, at the Library of Congress, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Boston Athenaeum. A fascinating review of American Indian policy in the early days of the Republic. Rare, and with a significant provenance, from a Democratic- Republican Senator from Vermont.

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        A View of Nature, in Letters to a Traveller Among the Alps. With Reflections on Atheistical Philosophy, Now Exemplified in France. In Six Volumes

      London: T. Becket, Pall Mall. Hardcover. Six volume set. Leather covers. No annotation, underlining, or highlighting found inside. 502 + 461 + 520 + 497 + 437 + 511 pp. Average size (8vo): > 7.75 - 9.75 inches tall. . Fair. 1794.

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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

      London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. unbound. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 18 1/2" x 50". 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.

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        Poems, in English, Scotch, and Latin

      Paisley: Printed by J. Neilson for the Author 1794 - Extremely scarce title. There is a contemporary inscription facing the title page: "These poems are the works of my most kind and dear early fried James Grahame, author of The Sabbath. I never saw another copy, and doubt if there are half-a-dozen in existence. [signed] J. Richardson [?]. He bought them all [?] and destroyed them." There is a further, probably modern note in pencil after Richardson's signature: "Friend of Sir Walter Scott." 140p. 22cm. Subjects: English literature -- Poetry -- 18th century -- Early works before 1800. Extremely scarce title. There is a contemporary inscription facing the title page: "These poems are the works of my most kind and dear early fried James Grahame, author of The Sabbath. I never saw another copy, and doubt if there are half-a-dozen in existence. [signed] J. Richardson [?]. He bought them all [?] and destroyed them." There is a further, probably modern note in pencil after Richardson's signature: "Friend of Sir Walter Scott." 140p. 22cm. Subjects: English literature -- Poetry -- 18th century -- Early works before 1800. 1 Kg. 140 pp. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A Narrative of the Operations of Captain Little's Detachment, and of the Mahratta Army, Commanded by Purseram Bhow; During the Late Confederacy in India, against the Nawab Tippoo Sultan Bahadur.

      George Woodfall., LONDON 1794 - Quarto, [iv] xv, [xvi] 524pp [2, index to the plates, errata ] Contemporary Green leather, raised bands, over marbled boards. uncut. marbled end-papers, Binders ticket. Complete Copy with the large folding map and seven engraved plates . Excellent Copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Reise nach Kopenhagen im Sommer 1793. Auszug aus dem Tagebuch. Durchaus bloss für Freunde.

      o. Dr.,, O. O., 1794 - O. O., o. Dr., o. J. (1794). 12°. Titel, 449 Seiten. Original-Interimsbroschur. Weigelt 306; Goedeke IV/1, 274, 69; Schulte-Strathaus 185; Kippenberg 5548; Denkschrift J.C. Lavater (1902), 51; Stewart, Die Reisebeschreibungen und ihre Theorie im Deutschland des 18. Jhdts. (1978), 170f. - Erste Ausgabe. Druckort gemäss Schulte-Strathaus und Wilpert/Gühring ist Zürich, Goedeke und Kayser zitieren "Hamburg, bei Gundermann, 1794". Auf der Innenseite des Vorderumschlages ein handschriftliches Gedicht von zehn Zeilen, datiert 1794, und gezeichnet "Georg an Jacques", vermutlich von Lavaters Schwiegersohn und Biograph Georg Gessner (1765-1843). Daneben weist unser Exemplar fünf handschriftliche Korrekturen oder Ergänzungen (S. 289, 291, 355, 357 und 363) sowie zwei Durchstreichungen (S. 435 und 437) auf, wohl auch von Gessners Hand. - Seit 1791 hatte Lavater Verbindung mit den "Kopenhagener Sehern", einer aus vornehmen Mitgliedern bestehenden geheimen Gesellschaft, die behaupteten, die Wiederkunft Christi vorzubereiten. Vor allem um sich mit diesen "Wissenden" in Verbindung zu setzten, reiste Lavater, einer wiederholten Einladung des dänischen Ministers Graf Bernsdorff folgend, zusammen mit seiner Tochter Nette am 20. Mai 1793 über St. Gallen, Bregenz, Augsburg, Nürnberg, Erlangen, Bayreuth, Hof usw. nach Kopenhagen. Seine Aufzeichnungen schliessen mit dem 28. Mai 1794. Von einer geplanten Fortsetzung wurden aber nur wenige Bogen gedruckt. Lavaters Reisewerk fand beim Lesepublikum beträchtlichen Zuspruch, löste aber auch eine Kontroverse aus, auf deren Höhepunkt 1795 zwei Parodien von A. von Knigge und G.G. Rebmann erschienen. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief m. U.

      Paris, 19. Messidor II (7. Juli 1794). - 1½ SS. Folio. An seinen Kollegen Dupuis, über dessen erfolgreiche Arbeit er sich freut ("que tu faisois le plus grand bien dans ta mission"). Er setzt sich für steuerliche Entlastungen für seine Gemeinde Mornant ein: „[elle] a eprouvé des taxes revolutionaires trez multipliées qui ont ete imposées au hazard", und gibt Beispiele dafür, wie den Bürger Duchamp, der die Adelssteuer von 500 Livres habe zahlen müssen: „C’est un brave laboureur, excellent patriote, et a qui la commune vient de donner le meilleur certifficat de civisme, en le nommant depuis peu officier municipal. Ce bon citoien est mon frere-de-lait". Er fordert die Rückerstattung dieser ungerechten Belastung.

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        History of The Mission of The United Brethren Among The Indians of North America.

      London: Brethren's Society. 1794, 39. First English edition. 8vo. Bound in recent full speckled calf gilt with a burgundy title label. Edges speckled. Plain endpapers. Internally pretty clean, a little isolated browning and foxing here and there, some customary offsetting, a repair to the title page and a spot of archival strengthening to the folding map. The final index/ads leaf has a shallow tear with some loss to the, bottom margin, not affecting text. Very good. Probably the best 18th century "authority" on the native american tribes and cultures, covering some of the customs, languages, and beliefs of various tribes; the natural flora and fauna of their various locales and the occasional cheery second hand account of a massacre. The information is mainly accumulated from the writings of David Zeisberger who served as a missionary in the Americas for nearly fifty years. A fascinating collection.

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        THIRD CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES...AN ACT TO ERECT A LIGHTHOUSE ON THE HEAD-LAND OF CAPE HATTERAS; AND A LIGHTED BEACON ON SHELL CASTLE ISLAND IN THE HARBOR OF OCCACOCK IN THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA [caption title]

      Philadelphia, 1794. Minor foxing and soiling, slight edge wear, old fold lines. Very good. An important act passed by the Third Congress, authorizing the construction of the lighthouse at Cape Hatteras, one of the most prominent navigation landmarks on the East Coast. Though this act was passed in 1794, construction did not actually begin until 1799, and the lighthouse was not put into use until 1803. "The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse protects one of the most hazardous sections of the Atlantic Coast. Offshore of Cape Hatteras, the Gulf Stream collides with the Virginia Drift, a branch of the Labrador Current from Canada. This current forces southbound ships into a dangerous twelve-mile long sandbar called Diamond Shoals. Hundreds and possibly thousands of shipwrecks in this area have given it the reputation as the 'Graveyard of the Atlantic'" - National Park Service. "Approved - May the thirteenth 1794" and signed in print by Speaker of the House Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, Vice President John Adams, and President George Washington. Variant states of other acts of the Third Congress are known, and this issue is that which also has the printed lines "Deposited among the Rolls in the Office of the Secretary of State" and "Secretary of State," and signed in manuscript by the second Secretary of State, Edmund Randolph. NAIP locates copies at the Library of Congress, Rhode Island Historical Society, and the American Antiquarian Society; OCLC locates just three more. 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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        New Map of the Whole Continent of America Divided Into North and South and West Indies

      London: Laurie & Whittle. Very Good. 1794. Map. Full title in ornate title border continues "...Wherin are exactly Described the United States of North America as well as The Several European Possessions according to the Preliminaries of Peace at Versailles Jan. 20, 1783. Compiled from Mr. D'Anville's Maps of that Continent with the additions of the Spanish Discoveries in 1775 to the north of California & Corrected in the Several Parts belong to Great Britain from the Original Materials of Governor Pownall, M. P. London. Publish'd by Laurie & Whittle, No. 53, Fleet Street, as the Act directs, 12th May 1794." A detailed engraved full-color map of North and South America from the close of the 18th century. On four sheets joined in two pairs (north and south). A few margin chips and tears with a short split along a horizontal fold. The map has good detail in the east and southwest of North America, with a mostly blank interior west and fair accuracy along the western coast up to the Queen Charlotte Isles. On the Calfornia coast Rio del Carmel is shown just north of San Diego, and a Rio de los Delores emptying into Puerto de la Bodega el Cordon, with an alternate name of Sr. Francis Drake's Harbour 1579, well south of Pta. De los Reyes on the map. In the left-hand portion of the southern sheet is a large table giving colonial possessions, and below that a large inset of Baffin's and Hudson's Bays and Greenland. Fleur-de-lis watermark, Heawood 1861. Wheat Transmississippi 226. ; 40 1/2" x 46 1/2" .

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        THIRD CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES...RESOLVED...THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BE AUTHORIZED TO DIRECT CLEARANCES TO BE GRANTED TO ANY SHIP OR VESSELS BELONGING TO CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES...BOUND...FOR ANY PORT BEYOND THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE

      [Philadelphia, 1794. Very minor foxing and tanning. Near fine. The official printing of a Congressional resolution relating to international commerce and the first American embargo during the war between France and Great Britain. Both nations maintained they had the right to seize neutral vessels carrying to either party, making American ships subject to attacks by both. In March 1794, responding to the 1793 British Orders in Council authorizing this and the French closure of the Bordeaux ports, President Washington asked Congress to pass a one- month embargo on all foreign shipping, which was extended in April. In order not to interfere with the East India trade, both Randolph and Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton recommended that the President be authorized to grant specific passports as exceptions. The present resolution authorizes the President to grant clearances for currently loaded American ships to sail with their goods, provided they only unload cargo beyond the Cape of Good Hope. "Approved - May the seventh 1794," and signed in print by Speaker of the House Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, Vice President John Adams, and President George Washington. This issue is a variant of Evans 27882, having the printed lines "Deposited among the Rolls in the Office of the Secretary of State" and "Secretary of State" and signed in manuscript by the second Secretary of State Edmund Randolph. OCLC locates one copy of this issue, at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Scarce in either format, and particularly rare with the signature of the Secretary of State. 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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        A NEW HIEROGLYPHICAL BIBLE FOR THE AMUSEMENT & INSTRUCTION OF CHILDREN; BEING A SELECTION OF THE MOST USEFUL LESSONS; AND MOST INTERESTING NARRATIVES; (SCRIPTURALLY ARRANGED) FROM GENESIS TO THE REVELATIONS

      Boston, 1794. Contemporary wooden boards, covered in patterned paper, paper spine. Bottom inch of rear board lacking. Two later linen strips reinforcing hinges. Wear to binding. Minor soiling and foxing. Very good. Illustrated Bible for children, with numerous woodcuts, including a full set of the Apostles and a full-page cut showing the Day of Judgment. The folding plate at the front shows two states of being, as depicted by a tree: that of a good Christian and that of the Natural Man. This is the second hieroglyphical Bible printed in America, preceded only by the Isaiah Thomas one of 1788. William Norman, the publisher, is better known as a map publisher and printer of the first American coastal atlas (1790). Quite nice, in contemporary condition, and of great rarity.

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        NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA

      Philadelphia, 1794. Contemporary tree calf, spine gilt, leather label. Spine slightly darkened, some edge wear, corners rubbed. Minor foxing, a few short fold separations and minor foxing to map. Very good. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. The second American edition of Jefferson's famous work, and the first American edition to contain a map. This is the only book-length work by Jefferson to be published in his lifetime, and has been called "one of America's first permanent literary and intellectual landmarks." It was largely written in 1781 and first published in Paris, in French, in 1785, then published in English in London in 1787. Written in the form of answers to questions about Virginia, the book supplies a description of the geography, with an abundance of supporting material and unusual information. As J.M. Edelstein notes: "Jefferson wrote about things which interested him deeply and about which he knew a great deal; the NOTES, therefore, throws a fascinating light on his tastes, curiosities, and political and social opinions." The map which accompanies this edition was executed by Samuel Lewis and depicts Virginia in considerable detail. The story of the creation of this book and its publishing history is an interesting one. It is told fully by Millicent Sowerby in her catalogue of Jefferson's library, where it occupies some thirty pages in small type. This edition includes appendices containing Charles Thomson's notes on Jefferson's original text, his "Draught of a Fundamental Constitution for the Commonwealth of Virginia" and "An Act for Establishing Religious Freedom." The table describes Indian tribes of Virginia.

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        Gesamtansicht; darunter Befestigungsplan ('Colonia').

      - anonymer Kupferstich aus Almanacco Istorico, 1794, 23,5 x 36,5 Seltene Gesamtansicht von Köln; darunter Befestigungsplan (oben links Erklärungen von 1. - 6.) (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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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, 1794. Overall sheet size: 21 1/4 x 33 inches. Very good. An early issue of the earliest American chart of the North Carolina coast. Wheat & 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 18th century. Wheat & Brun (pp.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).n.

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        NOTICIAS DE LA PROVINCIA DE CALIFORNIAS EN TRES CARTAS

      Valencia, 1794. Contemporary tree calf, spine ornately gilt, leather label, all edges red. Very minor wear to corners. Contemporary bookplate on front pastedown. Small ink stamp on titlepage and verso of table. A few leaves lightly toned. Near fine. "The only work on California published by the Dominicans" - Bancroft, HISTORY OF THE NORTH MEXICAN STATES. A descriptive work, with much on the Indians and the missionary activities of the Dominicans after the expulsion of the Jesuits. It also contains an important report on the dispute between the British and Spanish at Nootka Sound off Vancouver Island. It was mostly written at the San Miguel mission in the northern part of Baja California and is alleged to have been suppressed by the Spanish censors.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JAMES MONROE TO SENATOR JOHN LANGDON OF NEW HAMPSHIRE]

      Baltimore, 1794. Single quarto sheet. Old fold lines. Light wear and soiling, two older tape repairs on verso. Staining on right edge. Good plus. James Monroe writes to New Hampshire Senator John Langdon immediately before Monroe's departure to take up his position as U.S. Minster to France. Monroe resigned his Virginia seat in the Senate to accept the diplomatic position to France. In this letter he asks Langdon to remain informed about affairs in the Senate: "Dear sir, I cannot take my departure without dropping you a line to request that you will occasionally write & give me such information as you know I expect to possess, where I am going. I sail in a few hours upon a mission which was little thought of when you left Philadelphia. Present our best respects to Mrs. Langdon & yr. daughter & be assured of the esteem & regard with I am sincerely yours, Jas. Monroe." John Langdon (1741-1819) was a New Hampshire merchant and politician who was one of New Hampshire's first senators. He served as president PRO TEMPORE of the Senate and later held the office of the governor of the state. Though he started out as a Federalist, Langdon switched his views and allegiances to the Jeffersonian Republicans around 1794. He and Monroe served in the Senate together before Monroe left to begin his diplomatic career across the Atlantic. Further evidence of their continued friendship is indicated by President Monroe's visit to Langdon while he was in New Hampshire in 1817. James Monroe (1758-1831) was serving as a Senator from Virginia when he was appointed U.S. Minister to France, where he served from 1794 to 1796. In the end Monroe was considered too friendly to the French cause and was replaced by Charles Cotesworth Pinckney. He was subsequently twice governor of Virginia, Minister to Britain, Secretary of War, and Secretary of State before being elected to the office of the presidency in 1817.

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        Voyage philosophique politique et littéraire fait en Russie pendant les an EDITION ORIGINALE

      A Paris: Chez Briand, 1794. Fine. Chez Briand, A Paris 1794, In-8 (12,5x20,5cm), xvj, 387pp. et x, 381pp., 2 tomes en 2 volumes reliés. - first edition. Half vellum binding green wedges in time. Jansenist back smooth decorated with 7 small wheels. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. Headdress head of Volume 2 threadbare. Volume 1 of the lower joint split tail of 5 cm, 2 cm and higher. Pretty green vellum copy however. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale et unique, illustrée de trois figures et d'une carte déplliante de la Russie comprise entre la Sibérie et l'Europe. Reliure en demi velin vert à coins d'époque. Dos lisse janséniste orné de 7 petite roulettes. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Coiffe de tête du tome 2 élimée. Mors inférieur du tome 1 fendu en queue sur 5 cm, et supérieur sur 2 cm. Elégant exemplaire en velin vert cependant. C'est le polygraphe Pierre Nicolas Chantreau qui est l'auteur de l'ouvrage, la mention d'une traduction est donc un subterfuge de l'éditeur ou de l'éditeur ; ce dernier a compilé toute une série de livres pour écrire ce voyage à la narration classique qui n'eut jamais de voyageur, mais qui retrace l'histoire de la Russie, son commerce, de ses moeurs et usages, et de ses monuments, de sa géographie... Des voyageurs de commerce en Finlande décident d'un voyage à la découverte de la Russie et du peuple Russe. Bien qu'on y trouve des chapitres sur les peuples tartares, la ville de Novgorod, le voyage s'occupe essentiellement de Saint Petersbourg et de Moscou. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        PLAN EENER NEGOTIATIE...TEN COMPTOIRE VAN DE HEEREN ROCQUETTE, ELZEVIER EN BEELDEMAKER, TE ROOTTERDAM, VOOR REKEENING VAN DEN WEL-ED. HEER JAMES GREENLEAF

      Rotterdam, 1794. Single folded sheet. Three horizontal folds, else fine. A rare Dutch loan certificate for prime real estate in the new nation's capital. The title translates to SCHEME OF A NEGOTIATION...AT THE OFFICES OF MESSRS. ROCQUETTE, ELSEVIER AND BEELDEMAKER, AT ROTTERDAM, FOR THE ACCOUNT OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JAMES GREENLEAF. This printed document involves James Greenleaf, the U.S. consul to Amsterdam, who helped open up the new Federal City to land speculators. It is signed at the end by a Dutch banking official. Hamilton and Jefferson having struck their deal to move the nation's capital from iniquitous New York to virtuous Virginia, it fell to President Washington to oversee the construction of the new Federal City. He appointed Pierre L'Enfant to draw up the architectural plan, and named three trusted friends to serve as commissioners to supervise the sale and development of property lots: Daniel Carroll, Thomas Johnson and David Stuart. Onto this wide open field of opportunity stepped James Greenleaf in 1793, a young Bostonian, cousin (by marriage) of John Adams. Greenleaf used his friendship with presidential secretary Tobias Lear to win the confidence of Washington, who in turn convinced the commissioners to sell Greenleaf 3,000 lots. Greenleaf paid with a promise instead of cash: he would give the commissioners $12,000 a year for seven years, and he backed that commitment with boasts of a million-dollar line of credit available to him for the asking in Holland. Such prospects no doubt played a key part in Washington's decision to appoint him the American consul to Amsterdam in October 1793. This loan was the best Greenleaf could do - a million guilders instead of dollars (equivalent to $400,000). The lots here listed as collateral include some of the prime real estate of present-day Washington: Lots 680- 682 are home to Union Station Plaza and Columbus Circle; Lot 725 is where the Hart Senate Office Building stands; and the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress now covers Lot 730. Washington told Lear in September 1793 that Greenleaf "has dipped deeply in the concerns of the Federal City...on very advantageous terms for himself," but the President hoped such speculation would bring needed cash to the city's treasury (Works, 33:105). In December 1793 Greenleaf bought another 3,000 lots in league with Declaration signer Robert Morris and John Nicholson, who were together trying to build a real estate empire on the western frontier. Washington's "repugnance was greater" towards this second sale since Greenleaf "was speculating deeply...thereby laying the foundation of immense profit to himself and those with whom he was concerned." (Works, 34: 79-80). Greenleaf's pyramidal schemes were crumbling by late 1795, and Washington was calling the Bostonian's contract with the Commissioners "an unproductive and a disagreeable spectacle" (Works, 34: 305). In September 1795, as the present document indicates, the Dutch bankers scaled back their loan to a $60,000 mortgage on 250 lots, and packaged it to Dutch investors. This document is one of only 150 shares offered, and investors could present the coupon included here to receive payment at the bank's offices. Few likely did so, since Greenleaf's many creditors threw him into debtor's prison. The debacle convinced Washington and the commissioners that Congress, and not speculators, had to finance the city's construction. Greenleaf died in 1842, but the litigation over his holdings long outlived him. The last action concerning his tangled deals was not concluded until 1857. Dutch banking documents concerning early Washington D.C. are extremely rare. Only one copy recorded, at the Library of Congress. This copy formerly sold at Christie's, New York, Dec. 18, 2003.

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        An Accurate Map of the Islands & Channels between China and New Holland

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

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        THE HISTORY OF THE ORIGIN, PROGRESS, AND TERMINATION OF THE AMERICAN WAR

      London: J. Kerby, 1794. Half titles. Quarto. Modern three-quarter mottled calf and marbled boards, gilt morocco labels. Tape residue on front free endpaper of first volume. Occasional light foxing. Some offsetting on maps. One map with two-inch closed tear near gutter. Very good overall. First edition of a work that is fundamental to any collection of books relating to the American Revolution. This work is "generally considered the best contemporary account of the Revolution written from the British side" (Sabin). 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 firsthand 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. The beautifully engraved maps (the largest of which is approximately 20 x 30 inches) constitute 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.

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        Considerations on the Factitious Airs, and on the Manner of obtaining them in large Quantities, in two Parts. Part I. By Thomas Beddoesd, M.D. Part II. By James Watt, Esq.

      - Bristol : Printed By Bugin and Rosser, (1794), 8°, 48; 32 pp., 3 z.T. gefalt. Kupferstichtafeln, feiner Halbledereinband mit Rvg. und Rückenschild; feines Exemplar. Very Rare First Edition! Part I. A Familiar Explanation of the Principles on which Benefit may be expected from Factitious Airs in Various Diseases. Part II. Description of an Air Apparatus; with Hints respecting the Use and Properties of Different Elastic Fluids. By James Watt. Illustrations: The three plates show Watt's pneumatic apparatus for administering the gas. - - "This is the rare first edition of the Beddoes-Watt tract. In the second edition which was much expanded (1795: 168, 40 pp.) Beddoes states: "The former edition of this pamphlet, consisting of between 500 and 600 copies, appeared in the middle of October, 1794. The booksellers had disposed of most of the copies in a few weeks; and in less than four months a new impression became necessary." Of Watt's contribution the D.N.B. states: "Watt had his interest in chemical science still further stimulated by the hope of benefiting the health of his invalid son, Gregory, by the inhaling of gases, called in those days 'factitious airs.' This mode of cure was advocated by the celebrated Dr. Thomas Beddoes, and Watt devised an apparatus to be used in hospitals, and of a smaller size in private houses, for the generation of the 'airs,' and in 1795 published a pamphlet [the second edition], with illustrations, prices, and directions for use. Two principal 'airs' were to be produced, the one oxygen and the other hydro-carbonate; this appears to have been a mixture of hydrogen, carbonic acid, and some carbonic oxide. This horrible compound was not supposed to be of the best kind, nor to do its work properly, unless it had the effect of producing in the unhappy inhaler an attack of vertigo." Fulton & Stanton I,8 - - Nitrous Oxide : "The use of volatile agents to abrogate sensation had its primary origin in the work of three men: Joseph Priestley, Thomas Beddoes, and Humphry Davy. In 1772 Priestley discovered nitrous oxide, and he was also largely responsible for introducing the modem chemical study of the gases. He had not observed the exhilarating effects of nitrous oxide inhalation, but after discovering oxygen in 1774 he cautiously suggested that inhalation of certain gases might be of therapeutic benefit, particularly for diseases involving the lungs. His suggestion was taken up both in England and on the Continent, and Thomas Beddoes of Bristol was so impressed by Priestley's studies that in 1794 he and James Watt, the inventor of the steam-engine, published a book on the medical uses of die so-called "factitious airs," which enjoyed great popularity." Fulton & Stanton, p.8 - - The first part by Beddoes covers experiments that he conducted on humans and animals subjected to inhaling various gases. - - "The most important contribution to the study of therapeutic inhalation in general was made by Thomas Beddoes." Duncum, The Development of Inhalation Anaesthesia, pp. 64-70. - - "Perhaps the first modern gas inhaler was the one that James Watts, an engineer, constructed for Thomas Beddoes." Thomas, E. Keys, The History of Surgical Anesthesia, p.83 - - John F. Fulton & Madeline E. Stanton, The Centennial of Surgical Anesthesia (1946), I, 8. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Franz Nadorp (1794-1876). Im Gefängnis. Braune Tusche und Feder in Schwarz

      - Franz Nadorp (1794 Anholt (Westfalen)-Rom 1876). Im Gefängnis. 1854 . Braune Tusche und Feder in Schwarz auf Papier. -- Beschreibung: -- Braune Tusche und Feder in Schwarz auf Papier. unten mittig signiert und datiert: "Ndp inv. 1854.-", verso mit Sammlungsstempeln (nicht bei (Lugt Nr.). -- Größe/Size: -- 24,9 x 20,1 cm. -- Zustand: -- Sehr guter, altersgerechter Zustand mit leichten Altersspuren. -- Weitere Beschreibung: -- Franz Nadorp, der durch seine umfassende Bildung und sein Rede-, Musik-, und Zeichentalent lange Jahre der Dreh- und Angelpunkt des römischen Kunstlebens war, strotzte förmlich vor mannigfaltiger Phantasie, die sich in seinen stets eigenen und eindrucksvollen Bildfindungen ausschüttete. Von Illustrationen Dantes, Shakespeares, Ossians, der Nibelungen und der Edda bis hin zu Porträts, religiösen Themen und Landschaften, ausgeführt in Zeichnungen, Ölgemälden, Druckgraphiken und Plastiken: stets ist die Komposition unverkennbar individualisiert und nicht selten durch Witz und Charme aufgelockert. Trotz seiner vielseitigen Begabungen war Nadorp das Glück im Leben kaum hold und so musste er sich stets als nahezu mittelloser Künstler mit Porträtaufträgen und Zeichenunterricht durchschlagen. Seine Pläne, ein gefeierter Historienmaler zu werden, scheiterten und die finanzielle Unterstützung, die er aus dem Salm-Salmschen Fürstenhause erhielt, brach mit dem Tod seines Förderers ab. Es mag diese stete Unterwerfung gewesen sein, die Nadorp dazu veranlasste, eine Szene wie in unserem Blatt darzustellen. Er präsentiert dem Betrachter eine Gruppe von vier Männern in Frauenkleidern, die, im Kerker sitzend, von geharnischten Frauen genauestens bei Tätigkeiten wie Stricken, Spinnen und Polieren bewacht werden. Der Mann rechts am Boden, in einem Stock gefesselt, findet sich dabei unter dem sprichwörtlichen Pantoffel wieder, der den Mann als unterdrückten Befehlsempfänger der Frau auszeichnet. Doch sollte Nadorp sich selbst in diesem Rollenspiel erkennen, so befindet er sich in bester Gesellschaft, denn kein geringerer als Herkules ist in dieser Travestie sein Vorläufer und Leidensgenosse. Von der lydischen Königin Omphale mit der drohend erhobenen Sandale an den Spinnrocken gezwungen, dabei Frauenkleidung tragend, ist Herkules der Prototyp für die hier versammelte Männermannschaft. Als stets zu Höherem berufener Künstler litt Nadorp sehr unter der Missachtung, die seiner Kunst entgegengebracht wurde und sah sich oft "von finstern melancholischen Gedanken gefoltert". Die Identifikation mit Herkules in diesem umgedrehten Machtverhältnis mag also durchaus Nadorps eigene Befindlichkeit spiegeln. Auch allgemein verstanden kann das Blatt den Künstler zeigen, der nicht seinen eigenen Vorstellungen und Idealen, seinem eigenen Herkules, folgen kann, sondern in der Abhängigkeit von seinen Aufraggebern dazu gezwungen ist, ein Sklavenleben im Kerker zu fristen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        An History of the River Thames Vol. I. & II. [in 2 volumes]

      Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for John and Josiah Boydell; from the types of W. Martin 1794-96 - , 2 uniform volumes, xiv, 312 & 294 pages, complete with additional title pages at front 'An History of the Principal Rivers of Great Britain', frontispiece and dedication in volume 1, large folding map of the Thames, plus 76 coloured aquatint plates across the two volumes, the leather in the spine was applied separately probably due to the large size of the volumes so they have not been rebacked First Edition , spines darkened, corners lightly bumped, some spots to covers but mostly clean and bright, previous owner's bookplates at front pastedown, light tanning or spotting to some margins, plates clean and well preserved by tissue guards, books in very good condition , contemporary binding, full original straight grained red morocco, gilt borders and titles, dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers Folio, 42 x 31.5 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht ('Granada.').

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

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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte. Die Amphibien.

      - Engelbrecht, Augsburg 1794. Gest. Titel, 8 Bl., 328 S. mit 40 handkolor. Kupfertafeln. Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rückensch. Gering berieben, minimal stockfleckig. Sehr schönes Exemplar, die Tafeln mit leuchtendem Kolorit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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