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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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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        The History of the Origin, Progress, and Termination of the American War.

      London: For the Author and S. Hooper 1794 - First edition. 2 volumes. 4to. (9 ¼ in. x 10 ½ in.) Vol. I: [xvi], 399 pp. Vol. II: [xvi] 449 pp. plus [xiv] pp. in index. 15 maps, eleven of which are folded. The first map (Bunker Hill) has an overlay. Quarter red morocco with five raised bands on spine; gilt titling. Marbled paper over boards. Marbled end-papers and edges. Bound by E. Rau, Philadelphia. Weight of the set is seven lbs. Three of the maps show small closed tears near the gutter. An exceptional copy; the maps are in fine condition, the normal foxing and offsetting being far less than is usually found. Howes S914. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        A View of Florence on the side of the Arno and of Trinty Bridge Taken from the Palace of Signior Capponi.

      1794 - London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Original colour. 295 x 450mm. Small piece of paper missing in bottom margin not affecting the printed area. A view of Florence by Giuseppe Zocchi (c.1711-67), engraved by Parr, showing river traffi, coaches and pedestirans.

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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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        A New Map of the Netherlands or Low Countries, with the South Part of the Provinces of Holland, Utrecht, & Gelders, and the whole of Zeeland.

      1794 - London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Original full body colour. Four sheets, dissected and laid on linen as issued. Total 980 x 1210mm. A few signs of use. A folding map of the Austrian Netherlands, published during the Flanders Campaign of the French Revolutionary War. The large vignette above the title shows the Siege of Valenciennes in 1793, in which the British and Austrians under Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, took the city from the Republicans. Frederick, shown here on horseback, waving his hat, was welcomed by the French population, who tore down the Republican Tricolour and proclaimed him King of France. Unfortunately this was one of the few successes of the campaign: the following year the Coalition was forced to retreat, reaching Bremen in Hanover in the Spring of 1795, leaving the Dutch Republic in the hands of France. This is an unusual presentation of this map: normally it is found in Laurie & Whittle atlases with basic outline colour, so this example seems to have been published in the short period of Allied success, possibly for a serving officer.

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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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        Botanisches Bilderbuch für die Jugend und Freunde der Pflanzenkunde. Band 1, 2 und 3. In 3 Bde.

      Leipzig, Voss, 1794-95-98, - in-8vo, 3 Titelbl. + 102 handkolor. Blumen- und Pflanzen-Kupfertafeln, Leinenbände, romant. R.-verg., etwas berieben. Erste Ausgabe der ersten drei Bänden (bis 1801 erschienen noch 2 weitere Bände, ill. mit 50 Kupfern). Die Kupfern mit erläuterndem Text auf deutsch, französisch und englisch; Namen-Register in den 3 Sprachen am Schluss jedes Bandes. Ab Band 3 wurde das Werk von Dreves zus. mit Friedrich Gottlob Hayne herausgegeben, von da ab auch mit gedrucktem Titel «Getreue Abbildungen und Zergliederungen deutscher Gewächse» . Konzipiert in ähnlicher pädagogischer Absicht wie Bertuchs «Bilderbuch für Kinder» (vgl. Vorwort). Die Tafeln stammen von Dreves selbst, von Kühner, tlw. auch Kopien nach Curtis' «Flora Londonensis».First edition of volume 1, 2 and 3, (of 5 published) illustrated with altogether 3 title-pages of which 2 handcoloured, and 102 handcoloured plates withe texts in English, German and French. Cloth binding, spines with gilt title and romantic gilt decoration, some rubbing.154 S. / 176 S. + 1 Bl. Verlagsanzeigen zwischen S. 136 und 137 / VIII einschl. Drucktitel + 188 S., + insg. 3 mit Schnorkeln verzierten gestoch. Titelbl. mit Vignette davon 2 handkoloriert + 102 handkolor. Blumen- und Pflanzen-Kupfertafeln (gestochen van Capieux), Textblätter etwas gebräunt oder stockfleckig, Wurmspur in 2 Blatträndern, unbedeut. leichtbrauner Wasserfleck im äussersten Rand der Tafeln 98 bis 102 und hingehör. Textbl.,Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Nissen BBI 528. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyages du professeur Pallas, dans plusieurs provinces de l'Empire de Russie et dans l'Asie septentrionale. Traduits de l'allemand par le C. Gauthier de la Peyronie. Nouvelle Édition, Revue et enrichie de Notes par les CC. Lamarck . et Langlès. Ens. de 8 vols. (Texte) + 1 vol. Atlas incomplet (40 pl. sur 108).

      Paris, Maradan, [1794], - in-8vo, environ 3725 p. de texte, 40 cartes et planches gravées, bel ensemble de reliures d?époque en demi-cuir aux coins, dos avec titre et filets or, pièce de titre grise, numération des vols. sur fond rouge, tranches jaunes. Second French edition of Pallas?s 1768-1774 journeys through Russia. The French translation of the work appeared in five volumes and one atlas-volume, 1788-1793. The present ?Nouvelle édition? revised by Lamarck and Langlès, comprises eight text-volumes and one atlas volume with maps and plates.Atlas: ?Voyages du professeur Pallas, dans plusieurs provinces de l'Empire de Russie, et dans l'Asie Septentrionale? (1er voyage), Tome Neuvième, (Planches), [1794]. 40 planches conservées sur 108, dont la grande carte de l?Empire Russe 1787 (55 x 117 cm) en 2 feuilles (= pl. 1, non numérotée), suivie par les planches num. de 2 à 40. Reliure en demi-cuir, dos avec ornements empire, plats usés.Peter Simon Pallas (Berlin 1741-1811) studied medicine and natural history in Germany, Holland, and England. In 1767 he went to St Petersburg and began to conduct research in Russia. He was an eminent botanist, zoologist and geographer, and "sought to advance from merely describing nature to finding the causal interrelationships and hidden regularities of natural phenomena." Darwin acknowledged his work to have been influential in the development of evolutionary ideas (DSB).In the years 1768 to 1774 Pallas joined so-called "academic expeditions" which traversed the Russian Empire from West to East and explored the Zhiguli Mountains and the Southern Urals, the steppes of Western Siberia and the Altay, Lake Baikal, and the mountains of Transbaikalia. He studied flora and fauna, landscape, geological condition, local population and culture. His findings were published in Reise durch verschiedenen Provinzen des russischen Reichs (3 volumes, St Petersburg 1771-1776).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Brunet IV, col. 325; Cat. Russica 36; Stafleu & Cowan 7224; Wood, p. 511; DSB X, pp. 283-285.

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        Aphorismen aus der chemischen Physiologie der Pflanzen.

      - Aus dem Latein. übers. von Gotthelf Fischer. Nebst einigen Zusätzen von Prof. Hedwig und einer Vorrede von Christ. Friedr. Ludwig. Voss, Lpz. 1794. XX, 206 S., 1 Bl. Schlichter Ppbd. d. Zt. Kanten u. Rücken stärker beschabt u. bestoßen. Mehrfach gestempelt. – Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Loewenberg 22 – Sehr seltenes Frühwerk von Humboldt, das von J. G. Fischer von Waldheim übersetzt und von Humboldt selbst revidiert wurde. Erstmals 1793 als Teil der "Flora Fribergensis specimen" erschienen. Enthält vielfältige botanische und physiologische Beobachtungen und Ideen zur Bestimmung der Lebenskraft. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PRAAG, LITERATUUR, DENIS, DE CARRO--- Klein oblong boekje met 24 beschreven pagina's. Titelpagina: 'Autographes des principaux litterateurs slaves de la Boheme, receuilles pour mr. Alphonse Denis, par son ami le chevalier Jean de Carro'. Praag 1-12-1841.

      Alphonse Denis (1794-1876) was letterkundige, politicus en burgemeester van Hyeres (1830-1848). Jean de Carro was arts en docent aan de universiteiten van Edinburg, Wenen en Praag, lid van de Societe du Musee National de Boheme en gedurende het seizoen arts van de wateren te Karlsbad. Inschrijvingen van (spellingsfouten!) Winaricky, Ant. Marek, Peuntisek, Jan Weckewsky, ..., Joseph Jungmann, Sim. K. Machacek, Pawel Josef Safavit, Fr. L. Celakowsky, Waclaw Stanek, Fant. Palacky, L. Thun, Jan Swatopluz, Wactaw Hanka, Josef Frans Petr Hollmann, Jan Pracooslais Kaubek, Jos Kajesan Tijl, Ant. Jan Jungmann, Karel Amerlin. Allen met uitvoerige opdrachten of gedichten en gedateerd Praag 1841.

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        Musical and poetical relicks of the Welsh bards: :The bardic museum, of primitive British literature; and other admirable rarities; : forming the second volume of the Musical, poetical, and historical relicks of the Welsh bards and Druids { 2 Titles }

      London: Printed for the author, and sold at No 122, in Mount Street, near Berkeley Square., 1794. Title of First Volume Continuation - 'Musical and poetical relicks of the Welsh bards: : preserved, by tradition and authentic manuscripts, from very remote antiquity; never before published. To the bardic tunes are added variations for the harp, harpsichord, violin, or flute: with a select collection of the pennillion and englynion, or, epigrammatic stanzas, poetical blossoms, and pastoral songs, of Wales, with English translations. Likewise, a general history of the bards and druids, from the earliest period to the present time: with an account of their music and poetry. To which is prefixed, a copious dissertation on the musical instruments of the aboriginal Britons'. Edition: A new edition, doubly augmented, and improved..[4], 183, viii p., [1] leaf of plates : ill., music ; Subscribers List. Pp. 124-183 comprise engraved musical scores.There are some ink type annotations mainly to margins of the first listed volume { images will show this }; else is extremely good. 2nd listed - second volume was published under title: The bardic museum. " - Publisher Details: London: : Printed by A. Strahan, for the author; and sold at No 3, in Green Street, near Grosvenor Square. Publication Date: 1802. This section is without annotation. xx, 112 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. (1 col.) ; Pp. 61-112 comprise engraved music. "Corrections, and additions": p. xx. Professionally Recased in Half Leather. Presenting and handling well. { representative images to follow }. Hard Cover. Very Good. Folio.

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        An Introduction to Botany

      London: Crowder, 1794. hardcover. Containing an Explanation of the Theory of that Science; Extracted from the Works of Dr. Linnaeus. Illustrated with 12 copper plates, 2 explanatory tables, an appendix and glossary. 434pp., 8vo, beautiful contemporary speckled calf binding with gilt-tooled spine and red leather label. London: S. Crowder, 1794. Fifth corrected edition. Scattered foxing, else near fine.

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        The Rhine: or, a journey from Utrecht to Francfort; chiefle by the borders of the Rhine, and the passage down the river, from Mentz to Bonn. 2 Bde.

      London Johnson 1794 - VIII, 329 SS.; VI, 394 SS., 1 Bl. m. 1 gefalt., gest. Karte, 24 Aquatintaansichten sowie 3 Musikbeilagen, 8°, HLdr.- Bde. d. Zt. ( Ecken leicht berieben ) Abbey, Travel 215. - Unter den Ansichten 22 deutsche, Andernach, Bingen, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Kleve, Koblenz (2), Köln, Mainz. Nassau, Neuwied, Siebengebirge, Hammerstein, Linz u.a. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vögelisegg, Sicht über den Bodensee, Originaltitel:VUE DU FAMEUSE SITUATION DE VÖGELISGG, Dediee a Monsieur J.Zellweger Seignieur Landamann Canton Appenzell des Rhodes exterieures,

      StGallen 1794 - kolorierte Kupferradierung, 25.6x40.4cm, fachmännisch restauriert, engrandig, Papier gebräunt, rare view from Appenzell towards the Lake of Constance,

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        Esquisse d'un tableau historique des progres de l'esprit humain. Ouvrage posthume de Condorcet

      Chez Agasse (de l'Imprimerie de Boiste l'an III de la Republique) (1794-1795), A Paris - Piccola escoriazione all\'angolo di un piatto perdita di due angolini di carta al frontespizio e pagina che segue VIII + 389 p. - in-16

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        A coherent collection of printed papers, depositions and reports, all Court of Session papers, concerning a major legal dispute between the Royal Bank of Scotland and the Greenock Banking Company

      All privately printed for the Court of Session without printers' names, and all dated 1794 or 1795. All 4to., various paginations as below, occasional very minor marks and trivial blemishes, bound into a single volume, in contemporary half calf over marbled boards, the sides generally rather worn, neatly rebacked and labelled. In very good state of preservation, although one printed leaf missing in item 8. An apparently (probably) very rare complete collection of the Court of Session papers relating to the Royal Bank of Scotland's civil action against the Greenock Banking Company. The Greenock Banking Company, established in 1785, was Greenock's first and only bank until 1802. It was never very successful, however, and failed in 1842 when its business was acquired by the Western Bank of Scotland (est. 1832) of Glasgow. The problem that arose in the early 1790s, and culminated in an expensive and protracted hearing in the Edinburgh Court of Session (the Scottish Supreme Court), related to the Royal Bank's arrangements for inter-bank accounting and, once or twice weekly note exchange with the Greenock Banking Company, otherwise known as Dunlop, Houston, Gammill and Company, Bankers in Greenock. The papers in this collection comprise: 1. [ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND]> Exhibits, and depositions of havers, in the cause, the Royal Bank against Dunlop, Houston, Gammil and Company, Bankers in Greenock.> [Edinburgh, 1794]. 4to., 38pp. [BL only in ESTC]. 2. [ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND]> Proof in process, the Royal Bank of Scotland, against Mess. Dunlop, Houston, Gammil & Company.> [Edinburgh, 1794]. 4to., 40pp. [BL only in ESTC]. 3. [ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND]> Information for the Governor and Company of the Royal Bank of Scotland, and Mr. William Simpson, their cashier, pursuers, against James Dunlop merchant in Glasgow, Andrew Houston of Jordanhill, James Gemmell merchant in Greenock, and James MacDowall merchant in Glasgow, under the firm of Dunlop, Houston, Gemmell, and Company, Bankers in Greenock, defenders.> [Edinburgh, 1794]. 4to., title-page rather worn and with closed tear (but no loss), 43 + (1). [BL only in ESTC]. 4. [GREENOCK BANKING COMPANY]> Information for Andrew Houston of Jordanhill, James Macdowall, merchant in Glasgow, and James Gammill, merchant in Greenock, partners of the Greenock Banking Company, defenders; against Messrs Scott Moncrieff and Dale, cashiers of the Royal Bank of Scotland at Glasgow, and William Simpson, cashier of the said Royal Bank at Edinburgh, pursuers.> [Edinburgh, 1794]. 4to., 77 + (1) + 6pp., including the Appendix (6pp.). [BL only in ESTC]. 5. [ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND]> Unto the Right Honourable, the Lords of Council and Session, the petition of Mess. Robert-Scott-Moncrieff and David Dale, cashiers for the Royal Bank of Scotland at Glasgow, and of William Simpson, Esq; cashier of the said Bank at Edinburgh.> [Edinburgh, 1794]. 4to., 36 + 4pp., including the Appendix. [BL only in ESTC]. 6. [ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND]> Condescendence of the Branch of the Royal Bank at Glasgow, pursuers; against Mess. Dunlop, Houstoun, Gammill, and Company, bankers in Greenock, defenders.> [Edinburgh, 1794]. 4to., 3 + (1)pp. [BL only in ESTC]. 7. [GREENOCK BANKING COMPANY]> Answers for Andrew Houston of Jordanhill, James MacDowall, merchant in Glasgow, and James Gammill, merchant in Greenock, partners of the Greenock Bank, defenders; to the condescendence for Robert Scott Moncrief and David Dale, cashiers of the Royal Bank at Glasgow, and William Simpson, cashier of the said bank at Edinburgh, pursuers..> [Edinburgh, 1794]. 4to., 8pp. [BL only in ESTC]. 8. [ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND]> Unto the Right Honourable the Lords in Council and Session, the Additional petition of Mess. Robert Scott Moncrieff and David Dale, cashiers at Glasgow for the Royal Bank of Scotland, and of William Simpson, cashier for the said bank at Edinburgh.> [Edinburgh, 1795]. 4to., 63 + (1) + 20pp., wanting the final leaf of text> (catchword 'state'). [BL only in ESTC]. 9. [GREENOCK BANKING COMPANY]> Answers for Andrew Houstoun of Jordanhill, James MacDowall, merchant in Glasgow, and James Gammell, merchant in Greenock, partners of the Greenock Banking Company; to the petition and additional petition for Messrs Scott Moncrieff and Dale, cashiers at Glasgow for the Royal Bank of Scotland, and William Simpson, cashier for the said bank at Edinburgh.> [Edinburgh, 1795]. 4to., 121 + (1) + 29 + (1)pp. [BL only in ESTC]. A remarkable archive of original material vividly illustrating the sometimes far from easy relationships between a new Scottish provincial commercial 'private' bank and the 'national' Royal Bank in the latter years of the 18th century.

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        State Trials for High Treason. Containing the Trial of Thomas Hardy, to Which Is Prefixed Lord Chief Justice Eyre's Charge to the Grand Jury . . . Taken in Short-hand by a Student in the Temple

      An uncommon edition reporting "one of the great speeches of [Erskine's] career", securing Hardy's acquittal in the first major treason trial of 1794, as the French Revolution's effects swirled throughout England; eight copies in RLIN, none in England. Modern cloth, light pencilling, without the portrait; sound. Printed and Sold by J. Robertson, No. 4, Horse-Wynd, Edinburgh, 1794.

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        The Trial of Thomas Hardy for High Treason, at the Sessions House in the Old Bailey [etc.]. Taken in Short-hand By Joseph Gurney. Four Volumes in Two

      The most extensive of all the reports of the trial including "one of the great speeches of [Erskine's] career", securing Hardy's acquittal in the first major treason trial of 1794, as the French Revolution's effects swirled throughout England. Modern brown cloth, gilt, some foxing and staining, a few tears, the binding a bit strained, yet a good usable set. Sold by Martha Gurney, Bookseller, Holborn Hill, London, 1794-95.

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        Voyages du Professeur Pallas dans Plusieurs Provinces de L'Empire de Russi EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Maradan, 1794. Fine. Chez Maradan, à Paris 1794 (An II), Grd. in 4 (25x33cm), relié. - Atlas alone constituting the ninth volume of trips Pallas, consisting of four large folding plates (the large general map of the Russian Empire), and 104 boards including several fold-containing plants (67 boards), wildlife, the archeology and some cards spread, or 108 planches."Bradel" binding "cartonnage", part of title pasted on the back, modern binding. A yellow halo on 10 boards from fading in the margins in the middle, at the beginning of work on the boards of the faune.Pallas, German naturalist and explorer, is offered by the Academy of Science of St. Petersburg, the conduct of one of the great scientific expeditions sent at the initiative of Catherine II, explore the Russian Empire which many parts are still unclear. This atlas summarizes the findings of Pallas in southern Russia. All the trips he made in the vast Russian empire have advanced science in many fields (paleontology, geography, geology, ethnography and linguistics. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Atlas seul constituant le tome neuvième des voyages de Pallas, composé de 4 grandes planches dépliantes (dont la grande carte générale de l'empire de Russie), et 104 planches dont plusieurs dépliantes contenant la flore (67 planches), la faune, l'archéologie et quelques cartes à double page, soit 108 planches. Reliure à la bradel en plein Reliure en plein cartonnage, pièce de titre encollée sur le dos, reliure moderne. Une auréole jaune sur 10 planches allant s'estompant, dans les marges au milieu, en début d'ouvrage, sur les planches de la faune. Pallas, naturaliste et explorateur allemand, se voit proposer, par l'Académie des sciences de Saint-Pétersbourg, la conduite de l'une des grandes expéditions scientifiques envoyées, à l'initiative de Catherine II, explorer l'Empire russe dont bien des parties sont encore mal connues. Cet atlas résume les découvertes de Pallas dans le sud de la Russie. L'ensemble des voyages qu'il fit dans l'immense empire russe ont fait progresser les sciences dans de nombreux domaines (la paléontologie, la géographie, la géologie, l'ethnographie et la linguistique.

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        Cary's New Map of England and Wales, with Part of Scotland On Which Are Carefully Laid Down All the Direct and Principal Roads, the Course of the Rivers and Navigable Canals, Cities, Market and Borough Towns,

      London: J. Cary. G : in Good condition. Library rebind with new eps. Some remnants of labels on paste-down and fep. Neat repair to fore edge of verso of title page. Some light scattered foxing and page edge darkening. Bound without 4 plates, two of which are blanks. 1794. First Edition. Brown hardback cloth cover. 320mm x 240mm (13" x 9"). Plates, + 85pp index, + 3pp subscribers list. Frontispiece title page engraving and dedication page; Coloured general explanation map, and 77 [of 81] hand coloured plates. Lacks plates 67 and 69; and blank plates 62 and 80. '..... Parishes, and Most Considerable Hamlets, Parks, Forests &c. &c. Delineated form Actual Surveys and Materially Assisted From Authentic Documents Liberally Supplied by the Right Honourable the Post Master General.'. .

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