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2018-05-01 19:03:21
RADCLIFFE, Ann (1764-1823).
London: Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1794. [Gothic Novel] SECOND EDITION. In four volumes. Octavo (18 x 12 x 14cm), pp.[4] 428; pp.[4] 478; pp.[4] 463; pp.[4] 428 [2]. Contemporary tree calf boards, recently re-backed to-style in brown calf with gilt titles to contrasting red and black labels. Black ink ownership inscription of W. M. Frye to title page of each volume. Some wear to board edges, with recent repairs. Very good. The archetypal Gothic Novel, known best today from the references made to it in Austen's 'Northanger Abbey' (1817).
Bookseller: Adrian Harrington [UNITED KINGDOM]
2018-04-29 01:52:43
BERKENHOUT, John.
London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1794. 1. SOLE EDITION. "Berkenhout (1730-1791), a British physician of Dutch origin who spent some time in America, had a deep knowledge of natural history, botany and chemistry. His extensive textbook of chemistry is not recorded among his writings in the D.N.B. [or in the new ODNB]. It is interesting to note that he is aware of the new discoveries of Priestley and Lavoisier, which had only recently been published. The last part of the book...is a dictionary of chemistry. A very scarce work..." (Neville). Cole 114. Neville I, p. 128. 2. FIRST EDITION. "Priestley prepared this précis of his course of thirty-six lectures on experimental philosophy for the use of his students. The lectures are chiefly on chemistry with the last seven covering heat and animal heat, light, magnetism and electricity. The chemistry topics include matter in general, gases, acids, alkalis, inflammable liquids, earths and metals" (Cole). Cole 1076. Neville II, p. 338-339. Crook S/477.2 works in 1 volume, 8vo. 1: pp. xxiii, 434, 1 leaf (advertisement for other works by Berkenhout), 7 engraved plates (2 folding) of chemical symbols and apparatus, 1 folding letterpress table (pp. 37-38 are another folding table); 2: pp. xxiii, 180. Contemporary tree calf, flat spine ruled in gilt, red morocco label (with a small chip in the corner). Signature of Dominick D'Arcy of Mitcham and the 18th Light Dragoons on front endpapers.
Bookseller: Nigel Phillips [United Kingdom]
2018-04-29 01:07:46
Mitterpacher Lodovico
Milano,MDCCXCIV (1794), Per Giuseppe Galeazzi Stampatore; "Edizione seconda corretta e accresciuta" dell'opera di L. Mitterpacher "Profess. ord. d'Agricoltura nella R. Università di Buda",[...] tradotta in Italiano, con note relative all'Agricoltura Milanese"; 3 tomi di 406; 416 ; 259,XLIII pp.; in appendice al terzo tomo 40 pregevoli tavole ripiegate (l'ultima indicata XI, da leggersi XL); in-8vo, legatura in mezza pelle con titoli in oro ai dorsi, tagli colorati. Annotazioni a matita; tracce leggere di bruniture; lesione all'angolo superiore del piatto anteriore e delle prime carte del tomo II.; piccole lesioni all'alto del dorso dei tomi II. e III. Opera completa, in buono stato complessivo
Bookseller: La Libreria del Tempo [CH]
2018-04-28 06:48:37
John Quincy Adams
He asks the American consul at the port of Hamburg to arrange transportation home for him and his family He expresses concern for his wife, who had just borne their first child and was feeling unwell President Washington saw great potential in the young John Quincy Adams, so much that in 1794 he appointed him U.S. Minister to the Netherlands. This was an important and prestigious post at the time. John Quincy wrote frequent reports to the State Department detailing the military and diplomatic activities in Europe and warned against U.S. involvement. These views, which included preserving American neutrality in the early years of the Napoleonic Wars, were so valued that some of his phrases appeared in George Washington's Farewell Address in 1796. President Washington praised John Quincy Adams as "the most valuable public character we have abroad." When John Adams was elected President in 1797, he appointed his son U.S. Minister to Prussia, which is now part of Germany. Before the younger Adams left for Prussia, he traveled to England to marry Louisa Catherine Johnson, the daughter of Joshua Johnson, who served as the first U.S. Consul to Great Britain. Louisa was born and raised in Europe and is the United States' only foreign-born First Lady. Louisa brought qualities to her marriage that made her an ideal partner for John Quincy Adams. The future First Lady's charm and warmth endeared her to all she met, and offset her husband’s cold and serious manner. John Quincy Adams and his new bride traveled to Prussia after their wedding in 1797. Adams’ immediately set out … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-04-28 06:31:35
[Billiards]. [Prostitution].
Lisieux: De líimprimerie nationale, chez J. Delaunay, [1794]. First edition.. LIght damp-stain to one upper corner; old folds; cheap paper just a trifle toned, but overall in very good condition.. Broadside, approx. 17.5 x 14 inches, printed in two columns, imprint at the foot of the page. Engraved vignette at the head of the page. Docketed in ink in contemporary autograph ink on the verso, ìMunicipalitÈ de Lisieux Concernant les Billards, [lined through: CaffÈs], &c.,î and dated in autograph ink at the head of the broadside, ì17 VentÙse an 2 (7 mars 1794.)î Signed in type by Coessin, Mayor of Lisieux. The republican civil government in this Norman town takes steps to eliminate ìde certains abus qui se commettent dans les jeux publics, & particuliÈrement dans les Billards; presuadÈ díailleurs que la frÈquentation des lieux publics entretient la fainÈantise, & que la Jeunesse y reprise le poison de vice; Averti, de plus, que les Filles publiques parcourent, tous les soirs, ‡ la faveur des tÈnËbres, les rues & carrefours de cette Commune; que leurs propos & leur impudeur choquent la dÈcence & outragent les moeurs.î Nine ordinances are here promulgated to fight both the billiard and prostitution scourges, including capping the number of local public billiards tables at three and requiring official certificates of ìMaÓtres de Billards;î the act also prohibits billiards-playing for anyone under age of 18, forbids innkeepers and cafÈ owners from serving food or drink to those under 18, orders public games closed at sunset (owing to ìla raretÈ de la cha … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Garrett Scott, Bookseller (ABAA) [US]
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2018-04-27 06:56:13
OWEN John
- Pierre Didot, Lutetiae Parisiorum(Parisisiis) [Paris] 1794, In-12 (9,5x15,8cm), xij, 169pp. et 172-325p., 2 volumes reliés. - Nuova edizione, ma prima e unica edizione Didot da Renouard. Bella stampa su pergamena. Bound in pieno marocchino rosso. indietro liscio decorato con 4 piccoli ornamenti scatola, ruote e testa coda. I piatti decorati con una serie di tre fotogrammi che formano un grande fregio complesso. Friesland Indoor. guardie seta blu. bordi dorati. macchie rare sparse. Bella vincolante firmato nel gusto di Bozérian. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, mais première et unique édition chez Didot par Renouard. Belle impression sur velin. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge (grande qualité des la peau utilisée). Dos lisses ornés de 4 petits fleurons caissonnés, roulettes en queues et tête. Plats décorés d'une série de trois encadrements formant une large frise complexe. Roulette sur les coupes. Frise intérieure. Gardes de soie bleu ciel. Tranches dorées. Rares piqûres éparses. Très belle reliure non signée dans le goût de Bozérian (attribuable selon l'emploi dans cette reliure de certaines roulettes et fers). Les Epigrammes de John Owen (1560-1622) constituent un ensemble unique dans la production néo-latine, tant par le nombre de pièces, que par la qualité et le niveau d'excellence de sa versification. Celui qui fut appelé le "Martial anglais" connut pendant plus d'un siècle un véritable rayonnement en Europe. Cette appellation est légitime car Owen est bien par son inspiration satirique et morale, le culte de la brièveté (de nombreuses épigrammes n'excèdent … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet [FR]
2018-04-26 18:38:15
GORDON, William
(). GORDON, William. The History of the Rise, Progress, and Establishment, of the Independence of the United States of America; including an Account of the Late War; and of the Thirteen Colonies, from Their Origin to that Period. New-York: Samuel Campbell, 1794. 2nd American ed. 3 Vols. [12], 13- 431; [10], 11-460; [10], 17-448 pp. Both maps supplied in expert facsimile. Newly rebound in antique style 1/4-leather and marbled paper covered boards, gilt-lettered red spine labels, phoenix blind stamp in spine panels. Scattered light foxing, else a very good copy. HOWES G-256. Evans 21861. William Gordon (1728-1807) born in Hertfordshire, England, was a dissenting minister. DAB writes, "His political sympathies were with the colonists.; he had been in correspondence with several of the colonial leaders and in 1770 he resigned his pastorate and emigrated to America.. . . partisan of independence in 1775 was made chaplain of both house of the Provincial congress assembled at Watertown.. Congress . . . voted him a good horse and access to the prisoners of war.. . In 1776. . . he determined to write an adequate history of the Revolution. To this end he tirelessly collected his materials. He conducted a vast correspondence, interviewed generals and statesmen, consulted manuscript collections, borrowed letters and memoranda, and in his wide travels became a familiar figure in council and camp." However, he had no restraint and in 1778 delivered a pungent attack against Article V of the proposed constitution and was summarily dismissed by both houses. He returned to England to publis … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: George S. MacManus Company [U.S.A.]
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2018-04-24 19:28:10
Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von
Portsmouth: Printed by J. Melcher, printer to the state of New Hampshire, 1794. xxxvi,153,[3]pp. plus eight engraved plates (seven folding). 12mo. Contemporary half calf and paper-covered wooden boards, rebacked. Paper mostly gone, boards heavily worn at corners. Contemporary and later ownership inscriptions on front pastedown and fly leaf. Light toning and soiling. First plate torn and reinforced at folds, else all plates intact. A good copy. In a clamshell case, red half cloth and marbled boards. A later 18th-century edition of this important military manual, written expressly for the use of American troops during the Revolutionary War. The German-born Steuben, well trained in the highly disciplined military system developed under Frederick the Great, served as inspector general of the Continental Army. In this capacity he wrote his REGULATIONS FOR THE ORDER AND DISCIPLINE OF THE TROOPS OF THE UNITED STATES on orders from the Continental Congress. First published in 1779, the work became the standard text for the Continental Army and the United States Army into the early 19th century. Fifty editions, abridgements, extracts, and adaptations were printed before 1800. Steuben's contribution to American independence can not be underestimated. "He was unrivaled among the citizens of the new nation as an expert on military affairs. His introduction of European military concepts to the Continental army marks the beginning of a truly professional military tradition in the United States" - ANB. This edition includes a prefatory section containing the United States Militia … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
2018-04-18 08:54:33
URBAN, SYLVANUS, GENT. (pseudonym of EDWARD CAVE editor and publisher).
London Printed by John Nichols and sold by Eliz. Newbery. PART 2 ONLY, 1794. 8vo, approximately 210 x 125 mm, 8¼ x 5 inches, half year of 6 issues, July 1794- December 1794, plus Supplement, bound together, each month with its own title page with a woodcut of St. John's Gate, 21 plates as called for, 7 with more than 1 image, mostly views of buildings and architectural detail relating to England, plus 1 plate of a reconstructed nose to accompany a letter to the editor describing a surgical procedure developed in India apparently in use for some time (page 891), another of the French Telegraphe, a striking portrait of St. William King of Scots, pages: (2), 585-1212, (16) - indexes, bound in modern half calf over worn marbled sides, gilt rules and lettering to spine, original endpapers. Armorial bookplate of John Duke of Bedford on front pastedown, large pale damp stain on blank endpapers, title page slightly trimmed at fore-edge, no loss of printed area, damp stain repeated much smaller and fainter on some plates, hardly noticeable, occasional light browning to text, an occasional pale fox spot. A very good copy of a very early printed mention in Europe of plastic surgery: "The first report published in Europe on the so-called Indian or Hindu method of rhinoplasty using a forehead flap, accompanied by an engraving of the patient, Cowasjee, with a restored nose and showing the stages of the operation." Garrison & Morton 5735.1. The claim that this was the first mention in Europe is challenged in this volume by another correspondent on page 1093. Edward Cave (1691 – 1754) laun … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]
2018-04-18 07:51:54
Joseph Maxiano de Arce y Echeagaray
Mexico, 1794. Manuscript, folio (30 x 21 cm), [2], 82 numbered leaves (166 pages). Written in a neat secretarial hand, quite legible, including an index of tax collection offices, by city and province. A complete record of the excise (sales) tax regulations in effect as of this date, including references in the form of shoulder notes, citing the pertinent articles with their dates of issue: the earliest laws referenced go back to the 1730s. The compiler is listed as Licenciado Joseph Maxiano de Arce y Echeagaray, oficial mayor de la Direccion General de Aduanas in Mexico City, and the document is perhaps in his hand. The final few leaves are in a different hand(s) and record newly passed tax regulations, bringing the code down to 1810. The text is introduced by a comprehensive index of each regulation. The regulations are numbered from 1 to 154, of which the last 24 are concerned with the taxes on pulque. A general tax of 6 percent was imposed on everything that was not specifically excluded, and much of the text is a definition of what these excluded items were. The Indians were excluded from all taxes except that imposed on pulque. The production and consumption of pulque was an important aspect of the culture, esp. the lower classes, in Mexico throughout its history and apparently - judging from the detailed regulations contained herein - presented complicated taxation problems for the tax gatherers. This is an essential document for the study of colonial Spanish economic policy from the point of view of taxation. Bound in contemporary vellum, minor wear, vellum a bit w … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-04-10 18:38:25
Mehler, Johann:
Dresden: Walther, 1794. 12, 166 S., 3 Bl.; 90 S., 3 Bl.: 36 gefaltete Kupfertafeln. Gelb gesprenkelter Pappband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückenschild, gering berieben, leicht bestoßen. Erste vollständige Ausgabe, so komplett selten. - Die Ackergeräte (Pflüge, Eggen, Sämaschinen etc.) werden technisch exakt beschrieben und auf den Tafeln im Ganzen und im Detail anschaulich abgebildet. - Kleines ovales Wappenexlibris im Innendeckel, Stempel einer Schloßbibliothek auf Vorsatz. - Schönes, sehr sauberes Exemplar. - Vgl. Poggendorff II 101 zum Verfasser; nicht bei Güntz. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Scheppler & Müller [Eggstätt, Germany]
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2018-04-10 08:11:01
PALLAS (Pierre-Simon).
Paris, Maradan, An II (1794) ; 8 vol. de texte in-8, (2) ff.,XL-422 pp. - (2) ff., 490 pp. - (2) ff., 492 pp. - (2) ff., 499 p. - 448 pp. - 455 pp. - 448 pp. - (2) ff., VIII, 463 pp., et un atlas petit in-folio (1793).Les volumes de texte sont en demi basane , dos lisses ornés de petits fers, pièces de titre en veau clair ; tranches jaunes. Trous de vers à une charnière (sans gravité) et une coiffe un peu frotté. L'atlas est plein veau marbré, dos à nerfs caissons ornés "à la lyre", pièce de titre rouge et de tomaison noire. Charnières en partie fendues, coiffes abîmées, coins émoussés. Cette seconde édition de la traduction française, est revue et enrichie de notes par Lamarck, professeur de zoologie et Langlès, sous-garde des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque nationale, pour les langes. L'atlas appartient au tirage de l'édition in-quarto en six volumes, publiée chez Maradan, en 1793. Il contient 107 planches gravées (sur 108), un grand nombre sont dépliantes, dont 11 cartes, 77 planches de botanique et d'histoire naturelle, et 11 planches d'idoles et de costumes. (Il manque la carte générale de l'Empire de Russie).En 1769, Pallas fut désigné par l'Académie des Sciences de Saint-Pétersbourg pour faire partie, en qualité de naturaliste, de l'expédition scientifique chargée d'observer en Sibérie le passage de la planète Vénus sur le disque du soleil. Pendant six ans, il explora successivement le cours du Laïk, les bords de la mer Caspienne, les monts Oural et Altaï, les alentours du lac Baïkal jusqu'à la frontière chinoise, le Caucase et différentes parties de la Russie méridi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: La Librairie Bourbonnaise [France, Vichy]
2018-04-09 09:34:01
Magaw, Samuel.
Philadelphia: Printed By W. Woodward, [1794]. Philadelphia: Printed By W. Woodward. [1794]. . 7¾” x 4¼”. Full contemporary calf. [3-9] 10-24 pp. About good: lacks title leaf, ¼” x 2¼” rectangular piece of dedication leaf excised from lower outer corner, not affecting text; some early inked numbers on dedication page; portions of final two blank leaves perished; binding moderately worn with some loss at edges and corners. This is a sermon delivered at the opening of Philadelphia's first African American church and the first black Episcopal church in the United States. The congregation was led by Absalom Jones. By early 1791, after making inroads to Benjamin Rush, Jones and other black activists started planning for their own church. According to Gary B. Nash's Forging Freedom. The Formation of Philadelphia's Black Community 1720-1840 (Harvard University Press, 1988) , the church hoped to create “a pattern of religious commitment that ha[d] a double focus—the free and autonomous worship of God in the way Black people want[ed] to worship him, and the unity and social welfare of the Black community. ” The plans were met with fierce resistance by many white religious leaders, including the threat by one Methodist elder to disown any black Methodist who participated in the church's creation. This resistance led to an impossibly low amount of financial donations and, were it not for Rush's intervention in encouraging a financier to give loans to the group, the church may not have been completed. Another hurdle was the building interruption caused by the yellow … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Langdon Manor Books LLC [U.S.A.]
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2018-04-06 07:03:09
JEAN-BAPTISTE BELLEY , the first black deputy of the French National Convention, respecting the affairs of Saint-Domingue - Bellay was born in Senegal, and as a child transported to Saint-Domingue where he overcame slavery by buying his own freedom. He served in the French army and became one of the representatives from Saint-Domingue of the French National Convention in 1793 thus becoming the first black deputy to take a seat in the Convention and an active spokesman for people of colour. His famous portrait as a Convention member, with a tropical landscape behind him and a bust of the philosopher Guillaume-Thomas Raynal, the supporter of the abolition of slavery, was painted by Anne-Louis Girondet in 1797.
(Paris) : Impr. nationale, (s.d, 1794. In-8° broché, 20 pages. Jean-Baptiste Belley (dit Timbazé puis Mars1) est un révolutionnaire français, né selon ses propres dires, le 1er juillet 1746 ou 1747 sur l'île de Gorée (Sénégal) ; il est mort le 18 thermidor an XIII (6 août 1805) à l'hôpital militaire du Palais à Belle-Île-en-Mer. Il fut élu député Montagnard durant la Révolution française2 et membre du Club des Jacobins. Il fut le premier député français noir, représentant alors le département du Nord de la colonie française de Saint-Domingue, à la Convention nationale puis au Conseil des Cinq-Cents. Jean-Baptiste Belley, aurait été vendu à l'âge de deux ans à un négrier faisant voile vers Saint-Domingue. Selon l'historien haïtien Thomas Madiou, il racheta sa liberté par son commerce, selon ses propres propos ; la date de sa naissance est incertaine. Son acte de décès indique qu'il serait né vers 1755 à Léogane (Saint Domingue). Jusqu'en juillet 1777, dans les registres de la paroisse du Cap Français à Saint Domingue, il est dit perruquier et nègre libre. Il est surnommé Timbazé. En 1777, il aurait participé dans le corps supplétif des Nègres libres du Cap à la campagne de la guerre d'indépendance des États-Unis d'Amérique notamment à Savannah. C'est à cette occasion qu'il aurait été surnommé « Mars ». À partir d'août 1781, dans les registres de la paroisse du Cap Français, il est dit officier subalterne des Nègres libres du Cap. Le surnom de Mars apparait bien alors. Il est capitaine d'infanterie aux colonies au moment de la Révolution, quand l'Assemblée législative décida … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: PRISCA [Paris, ., France]
2018-04-04 17:21:03
TASSO, Torquato.
Parma, Nel Regal Palazzo, co' tipi Bodoniani (G.B.Bodoni), 1794. 3 vol. in-folio (445x285 mm.), pp. (6, le prime 2 bb.), XII (dediche, (2), 292; (4, le prime 2 bb.), 335, (1b.); (4, le prime 2 bb.), 355, (1b.). Bella e solida legatura del tempo in m. pelle e ang., dorsi a nervi con tit. e ricchi fregi oro, piatti in carta marmorizz. La dedica a Carlo IV di Borbone, Re di Spagna, composta in versi sciolti da Gastone Rezzonico della Torre, è in carattere cancelleresco; l'argomento di ogni canto in corsivo, il testo in car. tondo. «Bellissima edizione e la più rara delle edizioni del Tasso fatte da Bodoni» (Brooks); dal Giani inoltre veniamo a sapere che ''se ne stamparono 100 copie che presto furono vendute''). L'accuratezza della lezione di questa edizione, tra i capolavori del grande tipografo di Saluzzo, si deve allo studio paziente di Pierantonio Serassi , che ''asserì d'aver per queste impressioni fatto uso di emendazioni a penna lasciate dal Tasso'' (Gamba 949). Esempl. magnifico, su carta forte, a pieni margini, immacolato.. Brooks 562. De Lama II, p. 100 (''erra gravemente nel numero delle carte''). Racc. Tassiana Bergamo n. 311. Giani n.62. Mingardi-Farinelli, n.63: ''Caolavoro di Bodoni...la più rara delle ediz. del Tasso da lui stampate''..
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco [IT]
2018-04-02 05:01:04
Stiles, Ezra
Hartford, CT: Elisha Babcock, 1794. First Edition. Full leather. Near fine. Sixteenmo size, 357 pp., illustrated. About 130 judges were appointed in the original commission by the House of Parliament, for the trial of King Charles I; of these only 74 sat, and of these only 67 were present at the last session. They were unanimous in passing "that fateful sentence upon the King, 59 signed the warrant for his execution in 1649. Of those 59 about 24 were dead by the Restoration of 1660, when 27 people (both judges and others) were taken, tried and condemned. Some were pardoned, but nine judges and five "accomplices" were executed. Only 15 judges managed to escape, three of whom, Major General Edward Whaley, Major General William Goffe, and Colonel John Dixwell, landed in New England. Herein lies there memoirs, an account of their exiles and pilgrimages, various lodgings, and deaths. Also included is a justification of the judges, with reflections on the English policy." (N.B., from opening chapter of the book.)___DECRIPTION: Full contemporary polished calf, gilt panels, backstrip with five raised bands elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt, top-edge gilt, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, nine plates including frontis and three fold-outs, errata slip glued in at the last page of text, final page the publisher's "Advertisement" which is in fact an apology by the publisher for the volume being smaller in size than advertised ("As the size of this book is altered from that mentioned in the propofals...the contents of the whole are the fame"); sixteenmo size (6.5" by 4.25" … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books [US]
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2018-04-01 13:54:39
Stiles, Ezra
Elisha Babcock, Hartford, CT, 1794. Sixteenmo size, 357 pp., illustrated. About 130 judges were appointed in the original commission by the House of Parliament, for the trial of King Charles I; of these only 74 sat, and of these only 67 were present at the last session. They were unanimous in passing "that fateful sentence upon the King, 59 signed the warrant for his execution in 1649. Of those 59 about 24 were dead by the Restoration of 1660, when 27 people (both judges and others) were taken, tried and condemned. Some were pardoned, but nine judges and five "accomplices" were executed. Only 15 judges managed to escape, three of whom, Major General Edward Whaley, Major General William Goffe, and Colonel John Dixwell, landed in New England. Herein lies there memoirs, an account of their exiles and pilgrimages, various lodgings, and deaths. Also included is a justification of the judges, with reflections on the English policy." (N.B., from opening chapter of the book.)___DECRIPTION: Full contemporary polished calf, gilt panels, backstrip with five raised bands elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt, top-edge gilt, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, nine plates including frontis and three fold-outs, errata slip glued in at the last page of text, final page the publisher's "Advertisement" which is in fact an apology by the publisher for the volume being smaller in size than advertised ("As the size of this book is altered from that mentioned in the propofals.the contents of the whole are the fame"); sixteenmo size (6.5" by 4.25"), first edition.___CONDITION: A near fine co … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA [Walnut Creek, CA, U.S.A.]
2018-03-30 05:13:04
Aristotle. Tyrwhitt, Thomas editor
Classical Authors: Oxonii/Oxford E Typographeo Clarendoniano. 1794. Large paper Octavo; xvi, 257, [3] p. engraved tail pieces. The beautiful clear Greek text printed with the Latin translation below followed by the commentary by Tyrwhitt. First edition of the outstanding recension by Thomas Tyrwhitt (1730-1786). "His Poetics was the first modern edition of the text." (Barker) Graesse: "édition estimée".Brunet " Belle édition.." "This is a very elegant and accurate edition, containing the commentaries of Tyrwhitt, as well as his version ... The Greek text is formed on that of Winstanley, but so carefully corrected, as to leave not a single error unnoticed ... The large paper copies of this volume form one of the most attractive ornaments of a classical collection. They are few in number, and costly in price; being reserved by the Delegates of the University Press as presents for eminent characters. I understand that 34 copies have been already distributed ... This edition has been several times reprinted at Oxford, with only three alterations, and those not important ones." Dibdin I, 323 Rebacked, original boards diced calf with Greek key in gilt; marbled endpapers. Old ink annotation to front free end paper quoting Dibden; owners name clipped. Large paper copy clean and bright. Aristotle's Poetics is the earliest surviving work of dramatic theory and first extant philosophical treatise to focus on literary theory in the West. This has been the traditional view for centuries. However, recent work is now challenging whether Aristotle focuses on literary theory per … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Mary Louise Bryan/Paralos Gallery [GRC]
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2018-03-28 04:59:41
[Cullen, Stephen] Anonymus.
The Second Edition. London, Printed for J. Bell, 1794. Small Octavo. 256 pages. Hardcover / Contemporary half leather with 19th century spinelabel. [Original Edition - This is NOT a reprint]. Upper spine with damage (2 cm of the spine missing). Binding a little shaky but holding. Minor dampstain to endpaper and halftitle. Name of preowner on endpaper. Overall very good -. Absolutely scarce ! Stephen Cullen's The Haunted Priory; or, The Fortunes of the House of Rayo was first published in 1794, the same year Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho. One of the first Gothic novels set in medieval Spain, it recounts the fall of the House of Rayo during the politically dangerous period of Peter the Cruel. Alphonso, son of Don Isidor, nephew of Baron de Rayo, is led to a ruinous chapel by a cowled spectre where he begins to unearth the mysteries surrounding his family. Skilled at utilizing familiar Gothic conventions, Cullen proves a master of Gothic horror in this early example of the historical Gothic. (Amazon)
Bookseller: Woodpecker Books [Ireland]
2018-03-25 07:20:19
OWEN John
Lutetiae Parisiorum(Parisisiis)|[Paris]: Pierre Didot, 1794. Fine. Pierre Didot, Lutetiae Parisiorum(Parisisiis) [Paris] 1794, In-12 (9,5x15,8cm), xij, 169pp. et 172-325p., 2 volumes reliés. - New edition, but first and only edition at Didot by Renouard. Beautiful impression on vellum. Binding in full red morocco. Smooth back decorated with 4 small boxed florets, wheels in tails and head. boards decorated with a series of three frames forming a large complex frieze. Inland frieze. Sky blue silk guards. Golden slices. Rare sparse bites. Very beautiful unsigned binding in the style of Bozerian. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, mais première et unique édition chez Didot par Renouard. Belle impression sur velin. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge (grande qualité des la peau utilisée). Dos lisses ornés de 4 petits fleurons caissonnés, roulettes en queues et tête. Plats décorés d'une série de trois encadrements formant une large frise complexe. Roulette sur les coupes. Frise intérieure. Gardes de soie bleu ciel. Tranches dorées. Rares piqûres éparses. Très belle reliure non signée dans le goût de Bozérian (attribuable selon l'emploi dans cette reliure de certaines roulettes et fers). Les Epigrammes de John Owen (1560-1622) constituent un ensemble unique dans la production néo-latine, tant par le nombre de pièces, que par la qualité et le niveau d'excellence de sa versification. Celui qui fut appelé le "Martial anglais" connut pendant plus d'un siècle un véritable rayonnement en Europe. Cette appellation est légitime car Owen est bien par son inspiration satirique et … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-23 06:48:53
Chute de Robespierre
Affiche in-folio destinée à être placardée dans les rues de Paris lors de la chute de Robespierre. Journée révolutionnaire qui eut pour conséquence la chute de Robespierre et de ses alliés, la fin de la Convention montagnarde et le développement de la réaction thermidorienne dirigée contre les forces révolutionnaires. Après l'élimination des factions ultra-révolutionnaires et modérées (hébertiste, en mars 1794 et indulgents en avril), la dictature révolutionnaire jacobine fut renforcée. Mais, alors que la situation militaire s'améliorait grâce aux victoires des armées républicaines, la crise politique alla en s'aggravant : dissensions au sein du Comité de salut public, dominé par Robespierre, Couthon et Saint-Just, conflit entre le Comité de salut public et le Comité de sûreté générale. Dès le 14 juin 1794. Vadier attaquait Robespierre en ridiculisant le culte de l'Être suprême. Robespierre cessa alors de paraître aux séances du Comité de salut public, favorisant ses adversaires. Les tentatives de réconciliation entre les deux comités (22-23 juillet 1794) échouèrent. Le 8 thermidor (26 juillet), Robespierre porta le conflit devant la Convention, rejetant les excès de la Terreur sur ses adversaires, sans toutefois les nommer, ce qui devait contribuer à sa perte. Le soir même, alors que Robespierre refaisait son discours au Club des jacobins, les membres du Comité de sûreté générale, organisateurs de la Terreur ( Barras, Tallien, Billaud-Varenne, Fouché) s'allièrent aux conventionnels modérés (la Plaine), leur promettant la fin de la Terreur, et lors de la séance du 9 Thermid … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-23 01:55:45
BRUSSEL, P.T.VAN (AFTER).
Amsterdam : bij J.B. Elwe, 1794. II,[2],125,[6] pp. Contemp. handcol. engr. title-plate & 53 full-page engr. flower plts by H. L. Myling after P. T. van Brussel, all fine handcoloured (incl. the title-plate). H.calf, calf cornerpieces, modern handmade lapwing paper over boards, back richly gilt. - - Spine sl. rubbed, three modern calf cornerpieces. Nissen, BBI 2219; Dunthorne 215; Landwehr, Dutch Books w. Col. Plates 29; Hunt 733. - Very fine copy of this splendid scarce Dutch book of flowers. Binding needly restored. - - THIS BOOK IS NOT AVAILABLE IN OUR SHOP IN THE OUDE HOOGSTRAAT. PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT IF YOU WISH TO SEE THE BOOK. - -.
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2018-03-21 11:16:26
Godwin, William
London: Printed for E. Crosby, Stationers-Court, Ludgate-Street, 1794.. 12mo, three volumes: pp. [1-4] [1] 2-293 [294: errata]; [1-4] [1] 2-285 [286: blank]; [1-4] [1] 2-304, eighteenth or early nineteenth century full tree calf, all panels ruled in gold, volume numbers and dates in gold on spine panels, burgundy title pieces, gauffered edges, page edges speckled red. First edition. A landmark early novel that stands at the intersection of several genres. It is the first detective novel, chronicling the dogged investigative efforts (and consequent suffering) of an employee of an aristocratic English murderer. It is a Gothic, and probably the first one to transplant the essential mood of Gothicism (bondage, oppression, imprisonment) to contemporary events that are stripped of the usual outer accouterments of the genre. It is a novel of ideas, not surprisingly, given the stature of its author, a leading radical theorist of the day, husband of the "first feminist" Mary Wollstonecraft, friend of Percy Shelley, father of Mary Shelley. It is moreover a rousing adventure novel, a story of pursuits and escapes. It has also been called the first psychological novel, revealing its author's "fascination by the entanglement of human motives." (McCracken, Introduction to Norton edition, p. vii). An early critic, William Hazlitt, proclaimed, "... no one ever began CALEB WILLIAMS that did not read it through; no one that ever read it could possibly forget it, or speak of it after any length of time but with an impression as if the events and feelings had been personal to himself." (ibi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-20 21:12:28
BOECKHOLTZ, Francois Van (fl 1773 - 1819).
Samarang: 1794 BOECKHOLTZ, Francois Van (fl 1773 - 1819). Korte beschreiving van den Soekoon, of Brood=boom op Java. Samarang: 1794 Folio (13 x 8 inches). 4-pages of close manuscript in Dutch in a clerical hand with annotations by Boeckholtz. Fine double-page original watercolour drawing of a Breadfruit branch, and 8 full-page watercolour drawings of the Breadfruit tree, it's leaves, a Banyan tree, and a Flame tree and it's leaves, flowers and fruit, on 12 pages, each captioned by and signed by Boeckholtz, all on Pro Patria "Hollandia" laid paper (old vertical folds, edges a little frayed and lightly toned). Never bound. A MAGNIFICENT suite of nine original watercolour drawings of the important Javanese breadfruit tree, the iconic Banyan tree and Flame tree, by FRANCOIS VAN BOECKHOLTZ, THE LAST VOC GOVERNOR OF BANDA, and the pioneering archaeologist of ancient Java. Boeckholtz, who wrote several articles and a book on the history of Java and its natural history, and was a contributor to Sir Stamford Raffles' History of Java, published in 1817. “regarding food, if a man plant 10 (breadfruit) trees in his life he would completely fulfill his duty to his own as well as future generations…” Sir Joseph Banks, 1769 Breadfruit has been an important staple crop in the Pacific - southeast Asian region for more than 3,000 years. It is thought to have originated in New Guinea and the Indo-Malay area and was spread throughout the vast Pacific region by ocean-going islanders. Europeans discovered breadfruit in the 1500s and were immediately attracted to the potential of the proli … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-03-20 09:18:07
(Menno Simons) Benjamin Franklin
Pennsylvanien, (Pennsylvania) (Lancaster?): No Publisher; possibly Johann Albrecht, 1794. Hardcover. Very Good. Published In Pennsylvania in 1794. 8vo (8 x 5 inches), rebound to period style in dark brown calf with leather and brass clasps, retaining the original rear board, (12) 675 (5), VERY GOOD copy of this rare edition of Menno Simon's work, with no recorded copies in OCLC. Ownership signature of Daniel Wilmerginhis from 1804 on title page, genealogical notices in pencil on p. 243 and again in pen covering births in the family from 1843-61 on o, 438, and some deaths on p. 538 from the 1870s-90s. With continuous pagination but a separate title page (again, no publisher's information) this also includes 'Eine gruendliche Unterweisung, oder Bericht von der Excommunication, Bann, Auschliessung, oder Absonderung der Kirche Christi...' This was a posthumously published work by Menno Simons, who died in 1561, the founder of the Mennonites. This appeared in a William Salloch catalog from 1988 for $400 with the following remarks: '6 leaves, 675 (5) pp. 8vo, contemporary calf, no clasps. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Menno Simons' principal work, the "Foundation and Plain Instruction of the Saving Doctrine of our Lord Jesus Christ", with other treatises, forming together the basics of the Mennonite doctrine. The last chapter is on the education of children. Evans 27310. Seidensticker 138. PRINTED BY BENJAMIN FRANKLIN.' This last remark of Salloch's is a puzzle, since Franklin was well past his printing days, and in fact was four years in the ground by 1794!
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2018-03-19 20:33:10
Godwin, William
Printed for E. Crosby, Stationers-Court, Ludgate-Street, London. 12mo, three volumes: pp. [1-4] [1] 2-293 [294: errata]; [1-4] [1] 2-285 [286: blank]; [1-4] [1] 2-304, eighteenth or early nineteenth century full tree calf, all panels ruled in gold, volume numbers and dates in gold on spine panels, burgundy title pieces, gauffered edges, page edges speckled red. First edition. A landmark early novel that stands at the intersection of several genres. It is the first detective novel, chronicling the dogged investigative efforts (and consequent suffering) of an employee of an aristocratic English murderer. It is a Gothic, and probably the first one to transplant the essential mood of Gothicism (bondage, oppression, imprisonment) to contemporary events that are stripped of the usual outer accouterments of the genre. It is a novel of ideas, not surprisingly, given the stature of its author, a leading radical theorist of the day, husband of the "first feminist" Mary Wollstonecraft, friend of Percy Shelley, father of Mary Shelley. It is moreover a rousing adventure novel, a story of pursuits and escapes. It has also been called the first psychological novel, revealing its author's "fascination by the entanglement of human motives." (McCracken, Introduction to Norton edition, p. vii). An early critic, William Hazlitt, proclaimed, ". no one ever began CALEB WILLIAMS that did not read it through; no one that ever read it could possibly forget it, or speak of it after any length of time but with an impression as if the events and feelings had been personal to himself." (ibid.). One of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB [Elizabethtown, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-03-19 09:10:46
Menno Simons) Benjamin Franklin
No Publisher; possibly Johann Albrecht, Pennsylvanien, (Pennsylvania) (Lancaster?). Published In Pennsylvania in 1794. 8vo (8 x 5 inches), rebound to period style in dark brown calf with leather and brass clasps, retaining the original rear board, (12) 675 (5), VERY GOOD copy of this rare edition of Menno Simon's work, with no recorded copies in OCLC. Ownership signature of Daniel Wilmerginhis from 1804 on title page, genealogical notices in pencil on p. 243 and again in pen covering births in the family from 1843-61 on o, 438, and some deaths on p. 538 from the 1870s-90s. With continuous pagination but a separate title page (again, no publisher's information) this also includes 'Eine gruendliche Unterweisung, oder Bericht von der Excommunication, Bann, Auschliessung, oder Absonderung der Kirche Christi.' This was a posthumously published work by Menno Simons, who died in 1561, the founder of the Mennonites. This appeared in a William Salloch catalog from 1988 for $400 with the following remarks: '6 leaves, 675 (5) pp. 8vo, contemporary calf, no clasps. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Menno Simons' principal work, the "Foundation and Plain Instruction of the Saving Doctrine of our Lord Jesus Christ", with other treatises, forming together the basics of the Mennonite doctrine. The last chapter is on the education of children. Evans 27310. Seidensticker 138. PRINTED BY BENJAMIN FRANKLIN.' This last remark of Salloch's is a puzzle, since Franklin was well past his printing days, and in fact was four years in the ground by 1794! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA [Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.]
2018-03-15 12:03:58
Long, John
Paris, 1794. xxxvi,320pp. plus folding map. Half title. [bound with:] Coxe, William: NOUVELLE D�COUVERTES DES RUSSES ENTRE L'ASIE ET L'AMERIQUE, AVEC L'HISTOIRE DE LA CONQU�TE DE LA SIB�RIE & DU COMMERCE DES RUSSES & DES CHINOIS. Neuchatel. 1781. xxiv,320pp. Half title. Lacks the maps and plate. Contemporary calf, gilt. Outer hinges slightly rubbed, but a very nice, clean copy. The first French edition of both works. Long worked for the Hudson's Bay Company beginning in 1768 and travelled extensively among the Canadian Indians for nineteen years as a fur trader. "His knowledge of the character, customs, and domestic life of the Indians was therefore the most thorough and intimate. His relations are characterized by candor and intelligence..." - Field. The map depicts the territory of southern Canada as far west as the Great Lakes. The second work, first printed in 1780, is one of the keystone accounts of the history of Russian America, including a number of narratives of exploration not published elsewhere in English to that time. HOWES L443, C834. LADA-MOCARSKI 29. FIELD 947. SABIN 41879, 17310.
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2018-03-15 06:04:02
Commerce]: [Randolph, Edmund]
Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1794. 8pp. Dbd. Contemporary ownership signature on titlepage and manuscript notes on final leaf. Very good. This copy bears the ownership signature of noted New York jurist and legal scholar James Kent, who ran for Congress from New York in 1793, but was defeated by his brother-in- law, Theodorus Bailey. He would go on to a distinguished career as a judge on the Chancery court and as an author of legal commentaries. At the conclusion of the text is a manuscript note: "Mr. Wadsworth stated in the House of Representatives the 19th May, 1794, that within the last six months American vessels & property had been captured by the British Privateer in the W. Indies to the extent of one million of dollars - & that other nations had seized American property to 1/2 mil. dol. & that the total loss to our commerce was 1 1/2 mil. dol." In this report to President Washington the new Secretary of State, Edmund Randolph, details the depredations against American shipping caused by the powers involved in the French Revolutionary Wars. He quotes from a study by the "committee of Philadelphia" on the interference with American trade by the British, French, Spanish, and Dutch, and summarizes the methods used by those countries. The British impress American sailors into service, the French are embargoing American goods, etc. He makes no recommendations as to an appropriate response. OCLC locates four copies. Scarce. EVANS 27917. OCLC 8090321.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
2018-03-10 11:26:04
LOOSJES, PETRUS.
Haarlem, F.Bohn & A. Loosjes, 1794. XXIV,322 blz. 8 uitsl. gegraveerde gezichten & 1 gegraveerde uitslaande kaart. Vroeg negentiende eeuws half linnen. - Randen van de tekst gebruind. Pagina 159 t/m 218 gevlekt aan onderzijde, zijkanten van de rug wat sleets.* Met 8 gezichten op Zaanse dorpen en uitsl. kaart van de Zaandlanden.
Bookseller: Antiquariaat A. Kok & Zn. B.V.(NVvA/ILAB) [Netherlands]
2018-03-10 01:58:11
STEDMAN, Charles.
(). STEDMAN, charles. History of the Origin, Progress, and Termination of the American War. London: Printed for the Author, sold by J. Murray, J. Debrett and J. Kerby, 1794. Two volumes. xv,399; xv,449,[13]pp. plus fifteen engraved maps and plans (eleven folding). Half titles. Quarto. Contemporary blue boards with modern paper spines and labels. Boards rubbed at extremities. Ownership inscriptions on front flyleaf. A tears in margins. Minor paper loss to page 53 in second volume. Minor foxing or soiling, but generally quite clean internally. Very good. Untrimmed and partially unopened. In blue half morocco clamshell boxes, spines gilt. HOWES S914, "b." JCB II:372. LOWNDES V, p.2504. SABIN 91057. WINSOR VI, p.518. 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, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: George S MacManus Company [Bryn Mawr, PA, UNITED STATES]
2018-03-09 12:29:32
GORANI, GUISEPPE [OR JOSEPH].
A Paris, 1794. 3 vols. XII,503, 488, 488 pp. Eighteenth century paper covered boards. 8vo.Scarce complete set of the second edition of this important memoirs, being an important mine of information on the enlightenment in the Italian states, providing a lively panorama of the political, cultural and social development in the Italian states on the eve of the French Revolution. The first volume describing the Kingdom of Naples, the second Rome and the Papal States, the third Modena, Lucca, the Republic of Genoa, Livorno, Parma, Corsica and Monaco. - Set in good condition.
Bookseller: Antiquariaat A. Kok & Zn. B.V.(NVvA/ILAB) [Netherlands]
2018-03-07 12:39:01
LONG, JOHN
1794. LONG, JOHN. Voyages chez Differentes Nations Sauvages de L'Amerique Septentrionale. Paris: Chez Prault, Fuchs, [1794]. [4], xxxvi, 320 p. Folding map. Modern half calf. A fine, fresh copy. First French edition of Long's Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, originally published in London in 1791. Long was an employee of the Hudson's Bay Company and spent nearly twenty years traveling extensively and living among among the Canadian Indians. He describes candidly and in considerable detail their customs, manners, and domestic life. The map depicts southern Canada from the Great Lakes north to James Bay and from the Mississippi east to the St. Lawrence. Howes L443; Lande 544; Gagnon I 2144; TPL 4759; Sabin 41879. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Joseph J. Felcone Inc., ABAA [Princeton, NJ, U.S.A.]
2018-03-07 06:14:13
ROBERT MORRIS
1794. No binding. Fine. Autograph Document Signed, December 12, 1794. 1 p., 7 1/8 x 3 3/4 in. Financier of the Revolution forced into bankruptcy court: ""Sixty days after date, I promise to pay unto Mr. Mathias Kurlin Junr or Order Thirteen Hundred & forty six Dolls & Sixty Seven Cents for value recd."" On the document's verso is a note reading ""Exhibited to us under the commission against Robert Morris, Philadelphia, 15th October 1801.""Signed by John Hollowell and Thomas Cumpston, commissioners appointed to oversee the bankruptcy proceedings after Morris had languished in debtor's prison for three years.Historical BackgroundRobert Morris (1734-1806), signer of the Declaration of Independence, merchant and land speculator, is best known for his role as financier for the Continental Congress. With the national government virtually bankrupt, Morris risked his own personal fortune by purchasing supplies for the army, pressuring the states for cash contributions and securing a major French loan to finance the Bank of North America. He spent his remaining years in various public positions, including senator of Pennsylvania. Morris speculated extensively in Western land after the war, forming the North American Land Co. with James Greenleaf and Jonathan Nicholson. Soon after, however, the land market collapsed and Morris was ruined. The final blow came in 1798, when a minor creditor's claim sent him to the Philadelphia debtor's prison. It has often been said that while George Washington was president, he felt he could not pardon his long-time friend, but visited Morris in deb … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-03 17:28:07
LAVATER, Johann Kaspar
1794 F First Edition No Publisher No Place (?? Zurich). A very good copy indeed in contemprary 1/4 dark chocolate brown calf, the flat back gilt with two ornate scroll patterns, contrasting pale brown ribbed moire cloth boards, spine ends and hinge ends lightly rubbed, marbled endpapers and edges, the contents clean and tight. An attractive copy of a very scarce work by this important Swiss dissident minister and physiognomist.
Bookseller: Collectors Treasury [ZA]
2018-03-03 17:28:04
Lavater, Johann Caspar:
Auszug aus dem Tagebuch. Durchaus bloß für Freunde. (Auf dem Rücken:) Erstes Heft [alles Ersch.]. O. O., Dr. und J. [Zürich 1794 oder Hamburg, Bachmann & Gundermann, 1794 ?] 12°. 1 Bl., 449 S. Grauer bedruckter Orig.-Umschlag. "Erste Ausgabe. ? Für einen extremen Subjektivismus beispielhafte Veröffentlichung in der umfangreichen Reiseliteratur des 18. Jahrhunderts, die für den Spott seiner Zeitgenossen sorgte. Am bekanntesten sind die Parodien von Knigge "Reise nach Fritzlar im Sommer 1794" und Rebmann "Probe einer Reise des Apostels Johannes durch Deutschland, blos für Seher und Propheten". ?Unbeschnitten; Umschlag etwas fleckig; Titel und in den Rändern angestaubt, sonst sauberes Exemplar. ? Goed. IV 1, 274, 69; Schulte-Strathaus S. 128, 185: "Von dem zweiten Heft wurde nur der Anfang vom 29. Mai bis zum 4. Juni 1793 gedruckt (Bogen A bis S, Seite 1-214), alsdann wurde der Druck einstellt."); Slg. Kippenberg II, 5548 (über Frl. von Klettenberg). " [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Susanne Koppel [Hamburg, Germany]
2018-03-03 17:28:03
Lavater, Johann Kaspar:
(s.l., s.n.) (i.,e. Hamburg, Gundermann). (1794). 12°. 449 S., Lederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem rotem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Weigelt 306. - Goedeke IV/1, 274, 69. - Schulte-Strathaus 185. Nicht bei Wäber. - Erste Ausgabe als Privatdruck erschienen und hier von Lavater eigenhändig auf dem Titel signiert. Lavater genoss in Norddeutschland grosses Ansehen und wurde als Theologe verehrt. Auf Einladung des Grafen Bernsdorff und der "Kopenhagener Sehern"reiste er zusammen mit seiner Tochter am 20. Mai 1793 von Zürich ab. Die vorgesehene Reiseschilderung wurde nur bis zur Nordgrenze Bayerns gedruckt. Die weiteren Teile erschienen nicht. Wahrscheinlich wegen der Parodie von Adolf von Knigge, der sich in seiner "Reise nach Fritzlar" über Lavater als "Cammerjäger und Titular-Ratzenfänger" lustig machte. Die ersten 150 Seiten mit ausführlichen Schilderungen von Winterthur und St.Gallen. Die Reise führte danach über Bregenz, Augsburg, Nürnberg, Erlangen nach Hof. Lavaters Schilderungen enden mit dem Ende des ersten Heftes mit dem Datum des 3. März 1794. Eine der wenigen Reiseschilderungen die durch eine Register erschlossen ist. - Vorsatz gestempelt. Titel mit überklebtem handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk. Stellenweise leicht fleckig. - Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein [Bern, Switzerland]
2018-03-03 17:26:07
LAVATER, Johann Kaspar
1794 F First Edition No Publisher No Place (?? Zurich). A very good copy indeed in contemprary 1/4 dark chocolate brown calf, the flat back gilt with two ornate scroll patterns, contrasting pale brown ribbed moire cloth boards, spine ends and hinge ends lightly rubbed, marbled endpapers and edges, the contents clean and tight. An attractive copy of a very scarce work by this important Swiss dissident minister and physiognomist.
Bookseller: Collectors Treasury [ZA]
2018-03-03 17:26:04
Lavater, Johann Kaspar:
(s.l., s.n.) (i.,e. Hamburg, Gundermann). (1794). 12°. 449 S., Lederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem rotem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Weigelt 306. - Goedeke IV/1, 274, 69. - Schulte-Strathaus 185. Nicht bei Wäber. - Erste Ausgabe als Privatdruck erschienen und hier von Lavater eigenhändig auf dem Titel signiert. Lavater genoss in Norddeutschland grosses Ansehen und wurde als Theologe verehrt. Auf Einladung des Grafen Bernsdorff und der "Kopenhagener Sehern"reiste er zusammen mit seiner Tochter am 20. Mai 1793 von Zürich ab. Die vorgesehene Reiseschilderung wurde nur bis zur Nordgrenze Bayerns gedruckt. Die weiteren Teile erschienen nicht. Wahrscheinlich wegen der Parodie von Adolf von Knigge, der sich in seiner "Reise nach Fritzlar" über Lavater als "Cammerjäger und Titular-Ratzenfänger" lustig machte. Die ersten 150 Seiten mit ausführlichen Schilderungen von Winterthur und St.Gallen. Die Reise führte danach über Bregenz, Augsburg, Nürnberg, Erlangen nach Hof. Lavaters Schilderungen enden mit dem Ende des ersten Heftes mit dem Datum des 3. März 1794. Eine der wenigen Reiseschilderungen die durch eine Register erschlossen ist. - Vorsatz gestempelt. Titel mit überklebtem handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk. Stellenweise leicht fleckig. - Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein [Bern, Switzerland]
2018-03-03 17:26:04
Lavater, Johann Caspar:
Auszug aus dem Tagebuch. Durchaus bloß für Freunde. (Auf dem Rücken:) Erstes Heft [alles Ersch.]. O. O., Dr. und J. [Zürich 1794 oder Hamburg, Bachmann & Gundermann, 1794 ?] 12°. 1 Bl., 449 S. Grauer bedruckter Orig.-Umschlag. "Erste Ausgabe. ? Für einen extremen Subjektivismus beispielhafte Veröffentlichung in der umfangreichen Reiseliteratur des 18. Jahrhunderts, die für den Spott seiner Zeitgenossen sorgte. Am bekanntesten sind die Parodien von Knigge "Reise nach Fritzlar im Sommer 1794" und Rebmann "Probe einer Reise des Apostels Johannes durch Deutschland, blos für Seher und Propheten". ?Unbeschnitten; Umschlag etwas fleckig; Titel und in den Rändern angestaubt, sonst sauberes Exemplar. ? Goed. IV 1, 274, 69; Schulte-Strathaus S. 128, 185: "Von dem zweiten Heft wurde nur der Anfang vom 29. Mai bis zum 4. Juni 1793 gedruckt (Bogen A bis S, Seite 1-214), alsdann wurde der Druck einstellt."); Slg. Kippenberg II, 5548 (über Frl. von Klettenberg). " [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Susanne Koppel [Hamburg, Germany]
2018-03-03 17:24:58
LAVATER, Johann Kaspar
1794 F First Edition No Publisher No Place (?? Zurich). A very good copy indeed in contemprary 1/4 dark chocolate brown calf, the flat back gilt with two ornate scroll patterns, contrasting pale brown ribbed moire cloth boards, spine ends and hinge ends lightly rubbed, marbled endpapers and edges, the contents clean and tight. An attractive copy of a very scarce work by this important Swiss dissident minister and physiognomist.
Bookseller: Collectors Treasury [ZA]
2018-03-03 17:24:53
Lavater, Johann Caspar:
Auszug aus dem Tagebuch. Durchaus bloß für Freunde. (Auf dem Rücken:) Erstes Heft [alles Ersch.]. O. O., Dr. und J. [Zürich 1794 oder Hamburg, Bachmann & Gundermann, 1794 ?] 12°. 1 Bl., 449 S. Grauer bedruckter Orig.-Umschlag. "Erste Ausgabe. ? Für einen extremen Subjektivismus beispielhafte Veröffentlichung in der umfangreichen Reiseliteratur des 18. Jahrhunderts, die für den Spott seiner Zeitgenossen sorgte. Am bekanntesten sind die Parodien von Knigge "Reise nach Fritzlar im Sommer 1794" und Rebmann "Probe einer Reise des Apostels Johannes durch Deutschland, blos für Seher und Propheten". ?Unbeschnitten; Umschlag etwas fleckig; Titel und in den Rändern angestaubt, sonst sauberes Exemplar. ? Goed. IV 1, 274, 69; Schulte-Strathaus S. 128, 185: "Von dem zweiten Heft wurde nur der Anfang vom 29. Mai bis zum 4. Juni 1793 gedruckt (Bogen A bis S, Seite 1-214), alsdann wurde der Druck einstellt."); Slg. Kippenberg II, 5548 (über Frl. von Klettenberg). " [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Susanne Koppel [Hamburg, Germany]
2018-03-03 17:24:52
Lavater, Johann Kaspar:
(s.l., s.n.) (i.,e. Hamburg, Gundermann). (1794). 12°. 449 S., Lederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem rotem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Weigelt 306. - Goedeke IV/1, 274, 69. - Schulte-Strathaus 185. Nicht bei Wäber. - Erste Ausgabe als Privatdruck erschienen und hier von Lavater eigenhändig auf dem Titel signiert. Lavater genoss in Norddeutschland grosses Ansehen und wurde als Theologe verehrt. Auf Einladung des Grafen Bernsdorff und der "Kopenhagener Sehern"reiste er zusammen mit seiner Tochter am 20. Mai 1793 von Zürich ab. Die vorgesehene Reiseschilderung wurde nur bis zur Nordgrenze Bayerns gedruckt. Die weiteren Teile erschienen nicht. Wahrscheinlich wegen der Parodie von Adolf von Knigge, der sich in seiner "Reise nach Fritzlar" über Lavater als "Cammerjäger und Titular-Ratzenfänger" lustig machte. Die ersten 150 Seiten mit ausführlichen Schilderungen von Winterthur und St.Gallen. Die Reise führte danach über Bregenz, Augsburg, Nürnberg, Erlangen nach Hof. Lavaters Schilderungen enden mit dem Ende des ersten Heftes mit dem Datum des 3. März 1794. Eine der wenigen Reiseschilderungen die durch eine Register erschlossen ist. - Vorsatz gestempelt. Titel mit überklebtem handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk. Stellenweise leicht fleckig. - Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein [Bern, Switzerland]
2018-03-03 16:13:44
[HAÜY, René-Just.]
Paris: de l'imprimerie nationale exécutive du Louvre, An II [1794]. First edition of the work that introduced the decimal system, "one of the few permanent social reforms that stemmed from the violent French Revolution." "In 1788 the French Academy of Sciences, at the suggestion of Talleyrand, proposed the establishment of a new universal decimal system of measurement founded upon some "natural and invariable base" to replace Europe's diverse regional systems. This project was approved by the National Assembly in 1790 and a basic unit or "meter" of measurement proposed, which was to be a decimal unit one ten-millionth of the distance between the terrestrial pole and the Equator. In 1791 the French national assembly voted to replace the old French unit of length (toise) with this new unit. In the summer of 1792 Jean Baptiste Delambre and Pierre François André Méchain embarked from Paris to establish the definitive length of the meter by taking geodetic measurements along the Dunkirk-Barcelona meridian. In August 1793, while Méchain and Delambre were still carrying out their task, the French National Assembly "affirmed the decimal system and the meridianal definition of the meter, ordered the continuation of the work, and decreed that the Academy provide for the manufacture, distribution, and explanation of provisional meters for general use while it prosecuted its measurements. This provisional meter was defined as a ten-millionth of ninety times the average degree in France as determined by Lacaille [in 1739-40] ... It differed from the definitive meter by about a quarter o … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: SOPHIA RARE BOOKS [Denmark]
2018-03-03 11:07:05
OWEN John
" - Pierre Didot, Lutetiae Parisiorum(Parisisiis) [Paris] 1794, In-12 (9,5x15,8cm), xij, 169pp. et 172-325p., 2 volumes reliés. - Nouvelle édition, mais première et unique édition chez Didot par Renouard. Belle impression sur velin. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge (grande qualité des la peau utilisée). Dos lisses ornés de 4 petits fleurons caissonnés, roulettes en queues et tête. Plats décorés d'une série de trois encadrements formant une large frise complexe. Roulette sur les coupes. Frise intérieure. Gardes de soie bleu ciel. Tranches dorées. Rares piqûres éparses. Très belle reliure non signée dans le goût de Bozérian (attribuable selon l'emploi dans cette reliure de certaines roulettes et fers). Les Epigrammes de John Owen (1560-1622) constituent un ensemble unique dans la production néo-latine, tant par le nombre de pièces, que par la qualité et le niveau d'excellence de sa versification. Celui qui fut appelé le ""Martial anglais"" connut pendant plus d'un siècle un véritable rayonnement en Europe. Cette appellation est légitime car Owen est bien par son inspiration satirique et morale, le culte de la brièveté (de nombreuses épigrammes n'excèdent pas deux vers), du mon mot et de l'élégance, l'héritier direct de Martial. Voir Sylvain Durand : La récréation poétique : traduction et commentaire des Epigrammes de John Owen. Thèse de doctorat en Lettres latines soutenue le 3/12/2012.- Photos sur www.Edition-originale.com - [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] New edition, but first and only edition at Didot by Renouard. Beautiful impression on vellum. Binding in full … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Le Feu Follet [France, Paris]
2018-03-03 01:54:37
Hayley, William.
Pr. by John Mycall, for Joseph H. Seymour, engraver, in Boston, 1794. First American edition of a fairly light-hearted poetic chastisement of spleen and shrewishness in womankind, first published in 1781 and tremendously popular in its day. This edition includes => seven full-page illustrated plates by American-trained engraver Joseph Seymour, mostly of women, two of them reading. Seymour also worked extensively for the well-known and ambitious American printer Isaiah Thomas, providing 32 plates for his illustrated Bible of 1791. Binding: 18th-century American red morocco, spine lettered and delicately stamped in gilt with tulip rolls and Grecian urn designs; deep green leather title label. Covers single-ruled in gilt, board edges rolled in gilt with alternating solid and dotted lines, marbled endpapers. => Elegantly handsome. Provenance: Inked signature of John Anderson on endpaper and title-page, flourished, with additional pencilled signature on title-page; later in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.
Bookseller: PRB&M/SessaBks (Philadelphia Rare Books & MSS Co.) [U.S.A.]
2018-03-03 01:48:43
Hayley, William.
Pr. by John Mycall, for Joseph H. Seymour, engraver, in Boston, 1794. First American edition of a fairly light-hearted poetic chastisement of spleen and shrewishness in womankind, first published in 1781 and tremendously popular in its day. This edition includes => seven full-page illustrated plates by American-trained engraver Joseph Seymour, mostly of women, two of them reading. Seymour also worked extensively for the well-known and ambitious American printer Isaiah Thomas, providing 32 plates for his illustrated Bible of 1791. Binding: 18th-century American red morocco, spine lettered and delicately stamped in gilt with tulip rolls and Grecian urn designs; deep green leather title label. Covers single-ruled in gilt, board edges rolled in gilt with alternating solid and dotted lines, marbled endpapers. => Elegantly handsome. Provenance: Inked signature of John Anderson on endpaper and title-page, flourished, with additional pencilled signature on title-page; later in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.
Bookseller: PRB&M/SessaBks (Philadelphia Rare Books & MSS Co.) [U.S.A.]
2018-03-03 01:35:14
LABRUZZI Carlo
Ces deux rares séries d'estampes (20 planches pour la 1ère série, 13 pour la seconde) ont été montées dans un album. Les gravures ne sont que légèrement collées aux angles. Quelques rousseurs. Album en vélin avec lacets. Rome 1794 14 x 20 et 16 x 10 Gravure
Bookseller: Librairie Seigneur [LE POËT EN PERCIP, France]
2018-03-02 12:45:49
ROBERTSON, David.
London For the Author, 1794. Second edition. 8vo., [6],233,[1]pp.,engraved map. 8 sepia aquatints, contemporary tree calf gilt, spine in seven compartments, red morocco lettering piece to second, others with fancy gilt blocking, neat repairs to joints and extremities, a very handsome copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books [London, United Kingdom]
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