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        Autograph note signed.

      [Probably Philadelphia or Manhattan, ca 1794/1795]. - 54 x 116 mm. 1 p. A plain, unpresuming note that probably once accompanied a small hospitality gift, inscribed by one of the most powerful French statesmen of all time to a Founding Father of the United States, reading: "Presented to hon. M. Burr / by M. Talleyrand". The Frenchman's use of English appears to be a polite signal of deference to his American host, for Burr's French undoubtedly would have been more than sufficient to understand the same note in the international language of education and diplomacy, whereas Talleyrand's command of English is largely agreed to have been extremely limited (cf. Earl, p. 290). - Talleyrand's career straddled the Ancien régime, French Revolution and Restoration; he was successively a bishop, a revolutionary who assisted in the drafting of the Declaration of the Rights of Man, an exile in America, and later Foreign Minister to both Napoleon and his successor, the restored Bourbon king, Louis XVIII. Talleyrand had left revolutionary France just before the beginning of the Great Terror on a diplomatic mission to Britain, but earlier French exiles pressured Pitt to expel him to the Republic, where a warrant for his arrest had been issued in the meantime. "A return to France meant certain death, and most of the other countries of Europe were openly hostile to him for the part he had played in the early days of the Revolution. In mid-February, 1794, he booked a passage on the American ship 'William Penn'. He had made up his mind; the United States would be his refuge until such time as France returned to a normal, stable, and reasonable condition" (Earl, p. 282). In America, Talleyrand settled comfortably into the cosmopolitan society of Philadelphia, the federal capital and a haven for Gallic émigrés. Equipped with his reputation as well as with warm letters of recommendation to Washington, Benjamin Rush and the Hamilton family, the French exile found American drawing rooms open to him, and "from his April arrival until his visit to New York in June, 1794, Talleyrand was hardly ever without an invitation to dinner" (Earl, p. 289). One of his famous hosts was Aaron Burr, two years Talleyrand's junior and then serving as U.S. Senator representing New York. At his Richmond Hill estate in Manhattan, which he had purchased in 1794, Burr "maintained a liberal establishment, and exercised the hospitality which was then in vogue. Talleyrand, Volney, Louis Philippe, and other strangers of distinction, whom the French Revolution drove into exile, were [there] entertained with princely profusion and elegance" (Parton I, p. 154). Burr's biographer Parton reports that Talleyrand was among those with whom the Senator "became particularly intimate" (ibid.), and it is possible that Burr, who like Talleyrand had forsaken theology for politics, sensed in his guest a kindred instinct for nimbly "doubling one's choices" in that ever-shifting world. Indeed, Alexander Hamilton's biographer Chernow describes Burr as an "agile opportunist", a "chameleon who evaded clear-cut positions on most issues and was a genius at studied ambiguity" - a portrait recreated in the words put into his mouth by a recent broadway hit: "Talk less, smile more - don't let them know what you're against or what you're for." The loose friendship between the two statesmen, both notorious womanizers, lasted throughout the Frenchman's American exile: as late as 1796, Parton writes, Talleyrand was among the notabilities invited to a dinner party which Burr gave at his Philadelphia residence for the Mohawk chief Joseph Brant (cf. p. 204). - When the political climate in France changed after the fall of Robespierre and the threat of the guillotine receded, Talleyrand petitioned to the National Convention for permission to return. The intercessions of Madame de Stael and other friends proved successful. "On June 3, 1796, Talleyrand paid a visit to the French Minister to the United States, Pierre Auguste Adet, and received his passport. The last b [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Storia pittorica della Italia. Tomo primo: Ove si descrivono le scuole della Italia inferiore, la fiorentina, la senese, la romana, la napolitana. Tomo secondo, parte prima: Ove si descrivono alcune scuole della Italia superiore, la veneziana; e le lombarde di Mantova, Modena, Parma, Cremona, e Milano. Tomo secondo, parte seconda: Ove si descrivono alcune scuole della Italia superiore, la bolognese, la ferrarese, e quelle di Genova e del Piemonte.

      Bassano, a spese Remondini di venezia, 1795-1796, tre volumi in-4to rilegati in mezza pelle coeva con titoli e fregi dorati ai dorsi, pp. (10)-XXVIII-648 + VIII-477 + VII-555-(2). Gore ai soli fogli di guardia, nel complesso buona copia, marginosa, non comune.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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        Die Horen - eine Monatsschrift herausgegeben von Schiller. Jahrgang 1795, Siebentes bis Zwölftestes Stück (in einem Band).

      85 S., 3 Bl. / 102 S., 3 Bl. / 136 S., 152 S., 104 S., 115 S. und Inhaltsverzeichnis des ganzen Jahrganges 1795, 8, Halbledereinband der Zeit, Rücken berieben und beschabt, im unteren Bereich bestoßen und mit kleiner Fehlstelle, Papier teils etwas gebräunt (einige Lagen papierbedingt stärker) und braunfleckig, Innendeckel / Vorsatz stärker braunfleckig, innen ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, [bedeutende Zeitschrift der Klassik, enthält Erstdrucke und Beiträge u.a. von Schiller, Goethe, Voß, Jacobi, Herder, Schlegel]

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        VARIA COMMENSURACION PARA LA ESCULTURA Y ARQUITECTURA: POR JUAN DE ARPHE Y VILLAFAÑE

      DON PLACIDO BARCO LOPEZ, MADRID - Páginas: 298 Año: 1795 Medidas: 32 x 21 cm. Ilustraciones o Grabados: Si. Tapa: Encuadernación en piel, pasta Española. BUen estado de conservación. Algún defecto en cubierta, con algún resto de polilla. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte der Ordalien, insbesondere der gerichtlichen Zweikämpfe in Deutschland. Ein Bruchstück aus der Geschichte und den Alterthümern der deutschen Gerichtsverfassung.

      Jena, in der akademischen Buchhandlung 1795 - 17,4x10,5 cm. Pp. der Zeit Erstausgabe. - (Einbd. berieben. Name auf Vorsatz. Winzige Nummer auf Titel). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        The First and Second Report, from the Committee of Secrecy; together with their appendix to the second report.

      n.p. [1795?] - Contemp. half calf, vellum boards covered with marbled paper; a little worn, leading hinge sl. weak. ESTC N6726. Without date or imprint. ?Extracts from papers, seized by the government, belonging to the London Corresponding Society, the Society for Constitutional Information and other political organisations? (BL general note.) From the library of Michael Foot, with his signature in pencil on leading f.e.p. Also with the earlier signature of the Rev. J. Bulwer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas cŽleste publiŽ en 1776 par J. Fortin. TroisiŽme edition, revue, corrigŽe et augmentŽe.

      Paris, chez Delamarche, 1795, 8vo (cm. 22 x 15) legatura coeva in mezza pelle con tassello al dorso (piatto anteriore stanco), marca xilografica al frontespizio, pp. XI-47 con 30 bellissime tavole incise in rame e acquarellate a mano raffiguranti le costellazioni del nord, quelle zodiacali e quelle australi. In ottimo stato di conservazione. Piccolo foro di tarlo alla base delle ultime carte finali.

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        Native American

      December 23, 1795. <div><br></div>Autograph letter signed John Breck to Brigadier General James Wilkinson, 12" x 7", dated December 23, 1795. Lt. Breck reports to his commanding officer that his troops must be put on half rations of flour as the supply is running low. He also informs Wilkinson that <i>"The Indians have chiefly gone from this place."</i> This piece was acquired from Forest H. Sweet in 1960.<br><br>Fort Adams was built on St. Mary's River, near what is now Rockford, Ohio by Anthony Wayne in 1794. A few years before this period were the French and Indian Wars. The Miamis and the Shawnees and other tribes were then entrenched in their stronghold at Fort Wayne. General Anthony Wayne made his way diagonally across Mercer County to the St. Marys where he built Fort Adams, a temporary relay station and supply depot, where Wayne and his army dealt the Indians many defeats.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Branden i Kiøbenhavn d. 5. 6. og 7. Iuny 1795.

      [Copenhagen 1795]. Med kobberstukket titelblad med vignet, 5 kobberplancher samt 1 plan, alle i smuk samtidig håndkolorering. 28 + IV s. Rent og velholdt eksemplar med bred margin indbundet i nyt marmoreret helskind i gammel stil med farvet titelfelt på ryggen, ryg og permer rigt forgyldt. Bindet med lette brugsspor, plancherne, som er helt rene, er opklæbet på tyndt lærred. * Bibl. Danica II, 611.

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        The Art of Cookery, Made Plain and Easy

      Dublin: A. Millar, 1795. Later Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary calf, neatly rebacked and with new endpapers. Modest foxing and staining internally, old signature to title page. Cagle 706 (1796 London ed.), Interestingly, Glasse has changed her very early ice cream recipe from raspberry to apricot in response to Raffald's recipe (these are the the second and third recorded recipes for ice cream in English cookbooks). Size: 8vo (octavo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000161.

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        Compendio della Verona illustrata principalmente ad uso de' forestieri... Coll'aggiunta del museo lapidario e d'altre notizie importanti, e nuovi rami.

      Nella Stamperia Moroni, 1795. Due volumi di cm. 19,5, pp. (4) 239 (1); (4) 206 (2). Ritratto dell'autore, una pianta della città e 31 tavole ripiegate fuori testo. Il tutto inciso in rame. Legatura ottocentesca in cartonato rigido con titoli in oro su etichette ai dorsi. Ex libris. Qualche rara arrossatura, peraltro esemplare ben conservato. Si tratta delle seconda edizione, compendiata da Pietro Montanari, della più importante opera storico-descrittiva della città di Verona, con le importanti aggiunte relative al Museo Lapidario ed alla pesciaia fossile di Bolca accompagnato dalle affascinanti illustrazioni che lo riguardano. Maffei nella sua "Verona illustrata", stampata originariamente nel 1731-32, descrive le bellezze architettoniche della città e ne traccia minuziosamente la storia. Nel primo volume di questa edizione si tratta della storia di Verona mentre il secondo è una guida secondo l'uso dell'epoca.

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        R. P. Jacobi Tirini S. J. Antuerpiani in Universam Sacram Scripturam Commentarius. Tribus tomis comprehensus, atque indicibus omnino sex auctus. Editio omnibus locupletior, et emendatior, ... Reliquam Veteris Testamenti partem complectens

      Venetis, ex Typographia Balleoniana, 1795. In 4° gr., leg. ottocentesche in mz. pelle, decori e tit. su tassello ai dorsi, 3 voll. pp. CXX-320; 420; IV-270-CXCIV. Ottimo es. corredato da IV tavv., 2 più volte pieg. f.t. , 1 bellissima carta "Chorographia Terrae Sanctae in Angostorium Formam Redacta et ex Variis Auctoribus a Multis Erroris Expurgata" (cm. 47x94). Raro

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        Donauwörth/Hl. Kreuz - Niederschönenfeld - Rohr.

      Mchn., Franz, 1795. 21 x 17 cm. 4 Bl., 739 S., 59 S. Mit gestoch. Titelvignette, 2 gefalt. Tabellen und 10 (statt 11) gefalt. Kupfertafeln von J.A. Zimmermann. HLdr. d. Zt. mit 2 Rsch. und Rvergoldung. Graesse IV, 595; Lentner 3885: \"Wichtiges Monumentalwerk\". - Enthält \"Monumenta S. Crucis Werdensia\" (Hl. Kreuz/bei Donauwörth) mit Ansicht, \"Monumenta Rohrensia\" (Rohr) mit Ansicht und \"Monumenta Schoenfeldensia\" (Niederschönenfeld) mit Ansicht. Die anderen Kupfer mit Altertümern, Siegel und Wappen. - Der Einband beschabt. Die Tafeln lose, eine Tafel mi Altertümern fehlt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Monumenta Boica

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        Stabilimenti de Francesi, Inglesi e Spagnuoli nelle Isole Antille Di nuova Projezione.

      1795 - Venice, 1795. Original outline colour. 325 x 420mm. The West Indies - Caribbean and Southern Florida., with a fine title cartouche. First published 1785 in Zatta's Atlante Novissimo.

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        Oeuvres de Frédéric le Grand. (Hrsg. von Johann D. E. Preuss). Tome XXVII. Premiere Partie. (= Correspondance de Frédéric II Roi de Prusse. Tome XII. Premiere Partie.) Berlin, Imprimerie Royal (R. Decker) 1856. Fol. 4 Bll., XXVII, 479 S.,, mit 2 Holzst.-Illustrationen von Adolph Menzel. Goldschnitt, roter Maroquin mit reicher Deckelblindprägung, Rverg., Steh- u. Innenkantenvergoldung sowie goldgepr. Wappensupralibros (Reichsadler u. Initialen "RF") am VDeckel u. goldgepr. Monogramm ("FW IV") mit Königskrone am Hinterdeckel.

      - Graesse II, 631 - Henning 25.- Eins von 200 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Velin.- Einzelband aus der in der Königlichen Druckerei von Decker zu Berlin gedruckten 30bändigen Folio-Ausgabe.- Prachteinband aus dem Besitz des ehem. deutschen Kaiserhauses;Wappeneinband für König Friedrich Wilhelm IV. von Preußen (1795 - 1861).- Etw. braunfleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben, VDeckel mit kl. Wurmspur.

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        Astronomie. I-II.

      Sthlm, J. P. Lindh, 1795. 8:o. (4),XLIII,(1 blank),392 s. & 3 utvikbara grav. plr + 474,(7) s. & 2 utvikbara grav. plr. Två häftade, oskurna och ouppskurna volymer i samtida gråpappomslag med handskrivna ryggtitlar. Omslagen med obetydliga fläckar. Första delen med skada och reva överst i ryggen. Ett fåtal småfläckar. Planscherna är fästa i yttermarginalen på de sidor de tillhör. Med Vetenskapsakademiens kontrollstplr på titelbladen. Praktex. och högst ovanlig i detta orörda skick. Första upplagan på svenska och omarbetad och utvidgad jämfört med det latinska originalet "Conspectus praelectionum academicarum continens fundamenta astronomiae", som utkom 1779 och uppmärksammades i Europas lärda tidskrifter av till exempel Lalande och Bernoulli. Även encyclopedisten D'Alembert berömde arbetet i ett privat brev till Melanderhjelm. Den svenska upplagan utgavs av Vetenskapsakademien och intäkterna var tänkta att gå till premier i matematiska ämnen. Boken blev en framgång då den 500 exemplar stora upplagan såldes slut inom ett par månader. Arbetet användes också länge som lärobok, bland annat vid Uppsala universitet.

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        \"Eine Parthie in Tegernsee\". Blick auf Schloss und Kirche, im Vordergrund ländliches Paar in Tracht.

       Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Carl Friedrich Heinzmann (1795-1846) bei Zeller, München, 1818, 40,5 x 47,5 cm. Dreyer 18; Winkler 315,5; Maillinger II, 1677. - Inkunabel der Lithographie. - Auf die äußerste Einfassungslinie geschnitten. Schöner Druck. - \"Prächtiges, sehr seltenes Blatt\" (Lentner 10699). Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        NIGHT THOUGHTS: THE POEM BY EDWARD YOUNG ILLUSTRATED WITH WATERCOLOURS BY WILLIAM BLAKE. THREE VOLUME LIMITED EDITION FACSIMILE IN CLOTH SOLANDER PRESENTATION CASE

      London: The Folio Society Facsimile limited edition of 1,000 copies. The two large format volumes are hand-bound in Nigerian goatskin leather with cloth sides printed and blocked with William Blake designs redrawn by David Eccles. 537 illustrations reproduced in facsimile from the original watercolours in the British Museum. Printed on Modigliani Neve paper, specially selected to match the original Whatman paper stock. Accompanied by a specially commissioned commentary volume by renowned Blake scholar Robin Hamlyn. Book Size: 17" x 13", 548 pages. Presented in a buckram covered solander box. "In 1795 William Blake received a commission from a London bookseller to provide illustrations for an engraved edition of Edward Young's The Complaint: or Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality. It was by far the most notable undertaking of Blake's artistic career to this point, a perfect marriage of illustrator and subject. The prodigious number of watercolours Blake produced - 537 in all - meant there was one illustration for approximately every 20 lines of verse, an extraordinary achievement in itself. Yet the beauty of the work is what truly astonishes. Page after page, you cannot help but be moved by the passion and sweep of Blake's imagination. For Night Thoughts, this most singular of artists produced a breathtaking procession of individual portraits: the divine and the damned, arresting in their conception, captivating in their execution. Blake's watercolours do not just ornament the panels of Young's text, they dominate and envelop them. From the ringer serpent of Nature to the Soul staggering ‘at Futurity' at the edge of a mountain-top; from the bearded figure of Death tearing the pillow from behind the sleeper's head, to depictions of Christ the Redeemer and Creator, these are images of astonishing inventiveness and emotional power." [Please note: Standard shipping within the US at our default rate. No Priority or international shipping on this large and heavy item] . Limited Edition. Hard Cover. As New.

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        Geometrische und graphische Versuche, oder Beschreibung der mathematischen Instrumente, deren man sich in der Geometrie, der Civil- und Militair-Vermessung, beim Nivelliren und in der Perspektive bedient, ... 2 Bände (Text und Tafeln).

      Leipzig: Crusius, 1795. leather_bound. Mit gest. Frontispiz und einer gefalteten Tabelle im Textband sowie 41 gefalt. Kupfertafeln im 2. Bd. (nummeriert von I bis XXXIIX, Tafel 35, 36 u. 37 jeweils mit Blatt A und B). Aus dem Englischen übersetzt u. mit einigen Anm. von J. G. Geißler. 8vo. und Gr.-8vo. Halbleder der Zeit mit jew. 2 Rückenschildern und reicher Rückenvergoldung, 1 Bl., XXX, 652 S., 2 Bll. (w.); 39 Bll. Erste deutsche Ausgabe, selten (das engl. Original erschien 1790). DNB 1, 97. Engelmann (Suppl.) 4. Vgl. Poggendorff I, 10 (nennt engl. Ausg. von 1791). Sotheran 5647. - George Adams Jr. (1750-1795) war der Sohn des Instrumentenbauers und Optikers George Adams Sr. (1720?-1773). Beide arbeiteten u. a. für König George III. und die British East India Company. "He (Adams Jr.) also wrote largely on the use of mathematical instruments, and his books on that subject were highly valued" (DNB). Der Textteil enthält u. a. ein ausführliches Verzeichnis der mathematischen und physikalischen Instrumente, die von Adams Jr. in No. 60, Fleet Street, London angefertigt und verkauft wurden (sowohl in englisch als auch in deutscher Übersetzung). Der Autor gilt u. a. als Erfinder des "Lampenmikroskops", bei dem zunächst eine Öllampe als Lichtquelle benutzt wurde (Gerlach: Geschichte der Mikroskopie, S. 113.). In der Verkaufsliste wird es als "Adam's Luzernal-Mikroskop" angeboten. Die Tafel 37 (Blatt A und B) zeigt Teile zur Erklärung der Adams'schen Mikroskope, obwohl dies nicht unmittelbar zum Thema des Werkes gehört. - Gut erhaltene Exemplare in dekorativ gestalteten Einbänden mit marmoriertem Bezugspapier und passenden Vorsätzen. Nur leicht berieben, Rückenschilder etwas rissig. Innen stellenweise leicht fleckig oder wenig gebräunt.

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        A New and General Biographical Dictionary

      Printed for the Proprietors, London 1795 - 8 vols.: viii, [9]-400; 400; 400; 400; 400; 496; 496; 496 p. 22 cm. Full leather. Gilt spines with burgundy and green labels. Front board detached on first volume, front hinge cracking vols. 3 & 7, both hinges cracking vol. 5. All 3 vols. have repaired hinges. Some chips and bumped corners. Title continues: " Containing an Historical, Critical, and Impartial Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation in the World, Particularly the British and Irish; From the Earliest Accounts of Time to the present Period; Wherein Their Remarkable Actions and Sufferings, Their Virtues, Vices, Parts, and Learning, are Accurately Recorded and Displayed: With Catalogues of their Literary Productions." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Description of a Forty-Feet Reflecting Telescope, From the Philosophical Transactions

      19 large folding engraved plates. 65 pp. Large 4to, cont. half-calf & paste paper boards (head of spine worn & corners a bit rubbed), spine gilt, red leather lettering piece on spine. [London: 1795]. First edition, the rare separately paginated offprint of one of Herschel's most important papers. Herschel (1738-1822), designed an enormous 40-foot reflector telescope for King George III at Slough. To accommodate the mirror, the tube had to be over 40 feet long and nearly 5 feet in diameter. This work describes the entire process of its conception and costly four-year construction, completed in 1789, with special attention paid to the tube, the mounting, and their accessories. Dignitaries and prominent astronomers from all over Europe came to view the 40-foot telescope, which had become a wonder of the world. Herschel was able to discover two new moons of Saturn with his new telescope, but it proved impossible to maintain and use efficiently. The finely engraved plates depict all of the components of the telescope in addition to highly detailed cross-sections and schematics. Herschel wrote no monographs, leaving his papers, most of which were published in the Philosophical Transactions, as his sole printed works. Very good copy of an uncommon offprint. Small two-inch tear to the first plate and head of spine worn. &#10087; Henry C. King, The History of the Telescope, pp. 128-34.

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        Second voyage dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique, par le Cap de Bonne-Espérance, dans les années 1783, 84 et 85.

      - Paris, H.J. Jansen et Comp., l'an 3 (1795).3 volumes. 8vo. Contemporary half calf (extremities of spines sl. dam.; hinges cracked but holding). With 22 engraved plates (several folding). XLIV,304; 426; 525,(2) pp.First French edition. - 'Le Vaillant was born at Paramaribo in Dutch Guiana in 1753, and after being educated in Holland, France, and Germany, proceeded to Paris where he studied the natural history collections, and, full of enthusiasm and ambition, decided to travel into the interior of Africa in order to further his opportunities of gaining information by observing the specimens in their native countries. Making the acquaintance of Mr. Temminck, the Treasurer of the Dutch East India Company, he was enabled to proceed to the Cape in one of the Company's ships called the Held-Woltemaade . The narrative is characterised by the intelligent and interesting manner in which it is written.' (Mendelssohn pp.889-890). His second excursion, between April 1783 and August 1784, took him northward beyond the Orange River. He was one of the first to study the birds in South Africa. Mendelssohn I, p.889; SAB III, p.101; Howgego p.625; Rookmaaker, The zoological exploration of S. Africa 1650-1790, p.177-271, Nissen, ZBI, 2482; Boucher de la Richarderie IV, p.242-244. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Two folio albums of large counterproof drawings of the Abruzzo. A pair of late 18th century Grand Tour albums of landscape studies in the Abruzzo from the library of the Forbes family of Pitsligo and Fettercairn.

      1795 - 2 vol, folio, titled Brochures, Vol I and Vol II, containing counterproof drawings printed onto heavy laid paper, most cream but some buff, bearing rampant lion in shield Bracciano watermarks in both cases, comprising over 100 double-page landscapes, c.54.5 x 75 cm., 20 larger fold-out drawings printed back to back on 10 sheets, each c.54.5 x 77 cm., and additional single-page compositions, some also printed on verso of others, many bearing reversed English inscriptions of locations, some dated 1795, uniformly bound in half-calf over moiréed silk boards, worn, each bearing the armorial bookplate of Sir John Stuart Forbes Bar.t of Pitsligo & Fettercairn on front pastedown. This collection of relatively large scale drawings comprise rural landscape studies in the beautiful mountainous region of the Abruzzo, specifically in the province of l'Aquila, south of the eponymous city and due east of Rome. Apart from numerous named sites, including Monte Celano, Trasacco, Lago Fucino, Roveto and Capistrello, there are also a number of detailed studies of trees, suggesting this to be a particular interest of the artist's. Amongst the many captions is a reference to the Emperor Claudius having a residence at Trasacco. He was responsible for early efforts to reduce Lago Fucino, the ancient Fucine Lake, once the third largest in Italy, which was eventually drained in the 1870s by Prince Alessandro Torlonia. The frequently inscribed date of 1795, and the fact that the captions are in English, as the only clues to the identity of this travelling artist. The paper upon which these counterproofs have been impressed is also clearly late 18th century, though the binding and certainly the bookplates are rather later. Sir John Stuart Hepburn Forbes, 8th Baronet, (1804-1866), whose bookplate we see, married Lady Harriett Louisa Anne Kerr (d.1884), the daughter of William Kerr, the 6th Marquess of Lothian. Either family line's patronage could lie behind their production by one of the growing number of English and Scottish artists developing an interest in the 'picturesque' naturalistic landscape, that so inspired the likes of Turner, Constable, Hugh William Williams, Alexander Nasmyth and others. This burgeoning tradition stemmed directly from the increasing desire to travel to such exotic or romantic locations, that in turn inspired the literary creativity of the likes of Sir Walter Scott and Lord Byron. Sir John's mother was Williamina Belsches Stuart (1776-1810), herself a competent amateur artist, and coincidentally Scott's first true love and unwitting muse. As we know from other albums in this collection, the Kerr family of Lothian generated several competent amateurs, assisted in the manner of wealthy families by engaging the services of a drawing master, such as Henry William Burgess, who was inspired by his own detailed interest in the nature of trees to publish A Sketchbook of Trees in the Royal Collection, in the 1830s. Counterproof or offset drawings are impressions taken from the original in black chalk, or charcoal, or red chalk. The sheet of the original drawing and a blank sheet are both moistened before being passed through a press together, thereby transferring a mirror image from one to the other. Hence the captions to the images in this pair of albums all being in reverse. The purpose in this case is not known, but may well have been simply to create a duplicate record for wider enjoyment. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Physiologus syrus, seu historia animalium XXXII. In S. S. memoratorum, syriace; e codice bibliothecae vaticanae, nunc primum, edidit, vertit et illustravit.

      Rostock, Stiller, (Rostochii, Ex officina libraria Stilleriana), 1795.. Small octavo. Pp. xi, (i), 195. Engraved head-piece, decorative initial. Bound in the original plain wrappers, bit chipped, occasionally a loose signature as issued, small, neat contemporary signature to title. A wide-margined, entirely untrimmed, unsophisticated copy, preserved in the original state. Overall fine. ~ First edition.

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        Ludwig (Waagehals). Ein Gemählde menschlicher Sitten, Vorurteile, Thorheiten, Laster etc. etc: in allen Himmelsstrichen. Seitenstück zu Hans Kiekindiewelts Reisen.

      Leipzig und Gera Wilhelm Heinsius 1795 - 8°. 400 S. Goldgepr. Halbleder d. Zt. - Name auf Vorsatz, kleiner Einriß in erstem und zweitem Blatt, berieben und etwas gebräunt. Sprache: Deutsch 1.100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Bongiovanni Zenone, Barbieri Matteo, Illustrazione delle terme di Caldiero nel distretto veronese dei signori Zenone Bongiovanni e Matteo Barbieri medici fisici coronata dalla pubblica Accademia d' agricoltura commercio ed arti di Verona [stemma inciso], mdccxcv. //[Coloph.:] Verona, dalla Stamperia Giuliari, MDCCXCV

      Opera interessante e rara dedicata alle terme di Caldiero, con curiose tavole sinottiche finali che riassumono le proprietà di tutte le acque italiane conosciute. Hardcover with little damages, weak and without the spine, a light waterstain, but a very clean copy with large margins. Interesting and rare work dedicated to the thermal baths of Caldiero, near Verona. Perduto il dorso, volume lento; un alone d'umido interessa marginalmente le ultime 20 pp. circa" ma internamente pulito fresco e marginoso. Verona Stamperia Giuliari 1795 Cm. 29 5

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        A Treatise of Equity with the addition of marginal references and notes by John Fonblanque. Volume the Second

      Dublin: Byrne, Moore, Jones, and Watts, 1795 Bushrod Washington's copy, with his signature on the title-page. George Washington's favorite nephew, Bushrod (1762-1829) was executor of his uncle's estate and inherited Mount Vernon. He inherited Washington's library and papers, and this volume was surely shelved side-by-side with those books at Mount Vernon. Bushrod Washington gave John Marshall access to Washington's papers when the chief justice was writing his Life of Washington. George Washington took a special interest in his nephew's legal education, sponsoring his studies with George Wythe and James Wilson. Bushrod Washington practiced law from 1784 to 1798, when John Adams appointed him to the Supreme Court. He served for thirty-one years, concurring with Marshall so often that another member of the Court observed that they "are commonly estimated as a single judge." John Fonblanque (1759-1839 was an English politician and barrister. Bushrod Washington cited his edition of the Treatise of Equity in a number of cases. The influential work appeared in five editions from 1792 to 1820. Thomas Jefferson paid $7 for the third edition in 1807. Contemporary calf, rebacked preserving spine. Some mear, foxing and browning. Cloth case.

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        Gesammelte Nachrichten und Selbsterfahrungen, durch Aufsuchung, Reinigung und mannichfaltige Zubereitung deutscher Seiden- und Wollgewächse Kinder, und alte oder gebrechliche Personen zu ernähren. 2. Auflage.

      Regensburg Montag & Weiß 1795 - (18,5 x 11,5 cm). XXI, 242 S. Mit 8 (4 kolorierten) Kupfertafeln auf 2 unzerschnittenen Bogen. Moderner Pappband im Stil der Zeit. Herzer propagiert hier die Nutzung von einheimischen Pflanzenfasern zur Herstellung von Papier und Textilien. Er beschreibt deren Eigenschaften, Anzucht und Gebrauch, besonders für eine gewerbliche Nutzung; darunter Pappeln, Weiden, Mooskolben (Rohrkolben), Wollgras, Weiderich und Kardendisteln. Neben eigenen Erfindungen und Erfahrungen berichtet er auch über zeitgenössische Entwicklungen wie z.B. die Versuche des Erfurter Bürgermeisters Siegmund Lebrecht Hadelich mit inländischer Baumwolle; Schäffers Versuche mit der Pappelwolle und dessen 81 Papierversuche. Den Abschluss bildet das Tagebuch eines Industriefreundes "über meine Versuche mit innländischer Pflanzenwolle". - Die kolorierten Kupfer zeigen die Pflanzen und ihre Bestandteile, die übrigen die zu ihrer Verarbeitung, besonders zu ihrer Reinigung, nötigen Maschinen, darunter eine von Herzer erfundene und von Johann Linderer, Mechanikus in Wien, verfertigte Fachmühle. - Das in den Nachrichten an den Buchbinder genannte Porträt Friedrichs des Großen aus der ersten Ausgabe wurde in der zweiten Ausgabe weggelassen (Nota S. XV). - Stellenweise gering gebräunt. Titel leicht angestaubt, sonst wohlerhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Encyklopädie der mathematischen Wissenschaften. 2. umgearbeitete und mit einer mathematischen Bibliographie vermehrte Ausgabe.

      Hamburg Hoffmann 1795 - (19 x 10,5 cm). XL, 520 S. Mit 1 gefalteten Kupfertafel. Dekorativer Halblederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Zweite Ausgabe, erstmals 1775 ohne die ausführlichen bibliographischen Anmerkungen erschienen. - Umfangreiche Enzyklopädie der reinen und angewandten Mathematik mit einer kommentierten Übersicht der jeweils relevanten Literatur. U.a. mit Kapiteln über Astronomie, Optik, Akustik, Fortifikation, Schiffsbaukunst, Mechanik etc. - Stempel auf Vorsatz und Titel. Vorsätze etwas braunfleckig. Einband gering bestoßen, sonst gut erhalten. - Noelting, J. G. Büsch S. 48; vgl. Poggendorff I, 336 (EA) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of William Shakespeare, in Eight Volumes. In which the beauties observed by Pope, Warburton, and Dodd are pointed out. Together with the Author's Life, a Glossary, Copious Indexes, and, A List of the Various Readings

      Bell & Bradfute, et al, Edinburgh 1795 - 8 vols.: 1: lxxii, 332; 2: 360; 3: 360; 4: 406; 5: 357; 6: 397; 7: 356; 8: 370 p. 18 cm. Full leather with burgundy spine labels. Vols. 1,2, 7,8 spine labels missing and others chipped. Front board of vol. 1 nearly detached. Other hinges tender, especially vol. 4. Vol. 3 has ink stamp on rear board. Most corners raw. Worn and scuffed. Most spines chipped at both ends. Moderate foxing, thumbing, staining within. Front endpapers have slight label residue and are stamped "W. G. Stark." Vol. 1: pages ii-lviii loosening, front endpaper has ink signature. Vol. 2 has faint writing on half-title and title pages. Vol. 4 has first 24 pages loosening. Vol. 5 has faint signature on half-title. Vol. 6 has 1872 date written in below "stark" stamp and signature on half-title. Vol. 6 has 1872 date written in below "stark" stamp and signature from 1797 on half-title, chip from page 59, pages 303 to 315 especially stained. Vol. 7 has old prescription between pages 33-33. Last vol. has pencil drawing on rear endpaper. Includes commentary by satirical poet Alexander Pope, dramatist and poet laureate Nicholas Rowe, critic and churchman William Warburton, etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Birds of Great Britain, systematically arranged, accurately engraved, and painted from nature;

      with descriptions, including the natural history of each bird: From Observations the Result of more than Twenty Years Application to the Subject, in the Field of Nature; in which the distinguishing Character of each Species is fully explained, and its Manner of Life truly described. The Figures engraved from the Subjects themselves by the Author. Les Oiseaux de la Grande Brétagne, rangés dans un ordre systématique... 8 vols. London: Johnson 1795-1801. Within all 335 handcoloured frontispieces. 4to. Bindings weakly marked of use and a little restored otherwise a well-preserved copy with wide margin bound in 4 contemporary full leatherbindings richly gilt on spines and boards and with inner ornamental border. * The second edition of a work which was first published 1789-94. In the present edition the text is printed both in English and French and comprises a brief description of the birds figured and a brief mention of their natural history, which is said to be composed chiefly from original observations by the author and his sons. Adult males were generally used as models for the figures, which vary somewhat in quality and are not very good. Most of the figures of the eggs were executed from specimens in the Duchess of Portland's collection. Complete with 335 plates, plate no. 15 was never published.Anker 306. Nissen 562.

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        Merkwürdige Rechtsfälle als ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Menschheit. Nach dem Französischen Werk des Pitaval durch mehrere Verfasser ausgearbeitet und mit einer Vorrede begleitet. 4 Bände.

      Jena, Cuno, 1792, 1795. - 8°. 4 Bll., 446 SS.; Titel, 435 SS., 1 Bl.; 414 SS., 1 Bl.; 454 SS., 1 Bl. Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit 2 Rückenschildern und Rückenfileten "Goed. V, 187, 26; Hayn-Got. VI, 208; Fromm 10577 u. Marcuse 125. - Seltene erste Ausgabe dieser von Schiller herausgegebenen Auswahl der "Causes célèbres et intéressantes, avec les jugemens qui les ont décidées" des François Gayot de Pitaval (1673 - 1743). In seinen Gerichtsberichten, die zwischen 1734 und 1743 in zwanzig Bänden erschienen, schilderte der Jurist aus Lyon die bekanntesten Kriminalfälle seiner Zeit und stellte insbesondere auch die psychologischen und menschlichen Verwicklungen der Taten dar. - Inhalt: Band I: Die Besessenen zu Loudun, oder die Geschichte des Urban Grandier. Der strei zweyer Mütter um ein Kind, oder Rechtshandel des Grafen von Saint Gerau. Geschichte der Marquise von Gange / Band II: Geschichte des Chevalier von Morsan. Geschichte des Sohns des Herrn von Caille. Rechtshandel des Herrn von Anglade. Die Rechtfertigung des Herrn von Arconville / Band III: Geschichte des Prozesses der Marquise von Brinvilier. Geschichte des Herrn von la Pivardiere. Das trauige Schicksal des Jacob le Brün. Beyspiele von Unzuverläßigkeit der Aussagen, welche durch die Tortur erhalten werden / Band IV: Martin Guerre. Das Fräulein von Choiseul. Der Bettler von Vernon. Das Mädchen von Orleans. Der Handelsvertrag mit Gott. Das ungleiche Ehepaar. - Zusammen vier Bände, so komplett. " "- Die hübschen Einbände etwas berieben, bestoßen und mit kleineren Beschabungen, dennoch dekorativ, 1 Rücken mit altem Signaturschildchen, Vorsätze etwas leimschattig, gering gebräunt und stellenweise etwas fleckig, sonst gutes, sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtans., "Defilé de Cambourg. (No 16 )".

      - altkol. Umrißkupferstich ( anonym ) n. Carl Benjamin Schwarz, um 1795, 18,5 x 27 Vergl Hellmann, Eine malerische und romantische Reise an der Saale im Jahr 1786, 19; Hübsche Ansicht der Stadt Camburg an der Saale, der Blick aus nördlicher Richtung, rechts der Ortskern mit der Kirche, links die Burg Camburg; wohl aus einer späteren Edition mit den Ansichten von C.B. Schwarz über die Saale-Region; ein Einriss im Himmel geschlossen, gesamtes Blatt der Stabilität wegen mit sehr dünnem Japan doubliert.

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        Histoire De La Conjuration Des Espagnols Contre La République De Venise. Histoire De La Conjuration Des Gracques.

      Chez Antoine Augustin Renouard, Paris 1795 - Anteportada - Portada y 223 pp. a gran papel. Elegante encuadernación de época a plena piel roja decorada al oro. Lomera fileteada. Cantos decorados. Cortes dorados. Nota de Palau 285297 : "Según el propio editor, solamente se tiraron 65 ejemplares, de los cuales 5 en pergamino y 4 en gran papel vitela." Nuestro ejemplar "Douzieme, sur Soixante-cinq" Escrito y firmado a mano por el editor. =La Conjuración de Venecia de 1618 fue una confusa intriga diplomática entre la Monarquía Hispánica de Felipe III y la Serenísima República de Venecia, que condujo a una violenta revuelta contra los extranjeros al descubrirse (19 de mayo). Las fuentes italianas la denominan conjuración o conjura de Bedmar, nombre del embajador español. Según las fuentes venecianas, el origen sería un complot de las autoridades de los dominios españoles en Italia: el virrey de Nápoles (el Duque de Osuna, asistido por Francisco de Quevedo), el gobernador de Milán (Marqués de Villafranca), junto con el embajador español ante la República (Marqués de Bedmar), que habrían manipulado a un grupo de mercenarios franceses asentados en Venecia (algunos de ellos hugonotes, de religión protestante) para provocar una situación que permitiera la intervención militar de la flota española presente en el Adriático. Los franceses terminaron asesinados en los tumultos o ejecutados judicialmente. El hecho fue objeto de gran tratamiento propagandístico y literario, incluyéndose entre los temas de la llamada leyenda negra española. Las fuentes españolas desplazan la responsabilidad de la manipulación a las autoridades venecianas, que querrían de este modo comprometerlas. De hecho, tras el escándalo, que incluyó un intento de asalto popular a la embajada española y la novelesca huida de Quevedo disfrazado de mendigo -que se libró de la muerte gracias a su dominio del dialecto veneciano-, se produjo la destitución de esos cargos, que los venecianos consideraban hostiles. Size: 36,5 x 26 Cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essays on Philosophical Subjects

      London: for T. Cadell Jun., W. Davies, and W. Creech in Edinburgh,, 1795. To which is prefixed, an Account of the Life and Writings of the Author; by Dugald Stewart, F.R.S.E. Quarto (298 x 230 mm). Uncut in the original publisher's boards, preserved in a custom made buckram drop-back box. Spine cracked at foot, inner hinge of front board cracked but cords holding firm, boards very lightly rubbed; two short marginal tears repaired; a very fine copy. First edition, published five years after Smith's death, edited by Dugald Stewart with his "Account of the life and writings of Adam Smith", originally presented to the Royal Society of Edinburgh in two sessions during 1793. The editor states that the essays were intended as parts of "a connected history of the liberal sciences and elegant arts", but that Smith "long since... found it necessary to abandon that plan as far too extensive". The essays range over philosophy, aesthetics and the history of science. Most were probably written before the appearance of the Theory of Moral Sentiments in 1759, but were withheld from publication as part of Smith's "extensive plan".

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        The United States Gazetteer: containing an authentic description of the several states (1795)

      Philadelphia: F. and R. Bailey, 1795. Hardcover. Fair. Published 1795, 12mo, fair copy, lacking covers and lacking last couple text pages, begins with title page, has 18 of 19 maps, lacks United States map, includes Northwest Territory map (apparently one of the first printed of this region) and Southwest Territory in the first state not changed to 'Tannessee' as in later states. Maps all in very good condition, expected light foxing, some with original hand coloring.

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        The Mysteries of Udolpho, A Romance; Interspersed with Some Pieces of Poetry.

      Robinson London Third Edition. Four Volumes complete 1795 - 12mo; [2],428; [2],478; [2],463; [2],428. Complete copy of this important gothic novel. Contemporary full diced calf, gilt border to boards, the spine in plain calf, gilt ruled bands, lettering direct. Minor rubbing edges, spine ends are neither worn nor chipped, minor closed cracks couple of joints but all bindings and boards are tight. Nr VG copy. Ownership inscription of G. Rushout 1798, Member of Parliament and of Northwick Park. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Dictionary of Chemistry, Exhibiting the Present State of the Theory and Practice of that Science, its Application to Natural Philosophy, the Processes of Manufactures, Metallurgy, and numerous other Arts dependent on the Properties and Habitudes of Bodies, in the Mineral, Vegetable and Animal Kingdoms. 2 Bände.

      London Robinson 1795 - (28,5 x 22 cm). VIII, 576 S./ 1 Bl., SS. 577-1132. Mit 4 (2 doppelblattgroßen) Kupfertafeln. Dekorative Lederbände der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. - "A useful chemical dictionary. Preference was shown for the new chemistry but phlogistic alternatives are also presented. The new chemical nomenclature was not used but was discussed, and a translation of the 1787 table was included" (Cole). - Stellenweise papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. Vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig. Rücken sauber erneuert, sonst wohlerhalten. - DSB 10, 107; Cole 974 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        TA., Glienicker Brücke ( Ansicht von Osten ), "Gegend an der Havel bey Potsdam".

      - Kupferstich v. Zingg n. Reinhardt b. Tauchnitz in Lpz., um 1795, 21,2 x 31,5 Nicht bei Giersberg/Schendel, Potsdamer Veduten; Bernd, Glienicke, Nr. 865; Ernst, Reinhard, Nr. 3. - Seltenes Blatt aus der einer Folge von 4 Stichen: "Interessante Gegenden an der Havel bei Potsdam".

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        Linköpings magasin. Mars-augusti 1795.

      Linköping, D. G. Björn, 1795. 8:o. 60 + 62 + 60 + 60 + 72 + 56 s. Häftad i lite nött gråpappomslag med handskriven ryggtitel. Samtliga tryckta häftesomslag medhäftade och på samma papper som inlagan. Enstaka fläckar. Några små rostfläckar i början av andra häftet. Lätta lagerfläckar på s. 31-40 i femte häftet. På främre omslagen det samtida monogrammet "S. M." och mottot "Sincere & Moderate" skrivet på frampärmens insida. Sista omslaget med tillskrift daterad Norrköping den 4 april 1796 om tidskriftens inhibering. Bra ex. Lundstedt Sveriges periodiska litteratur I:327. Allt som utkom. Utgavs månadsvis av boktryckaren och författaren Didric Gabriel Björn. Med subskriptionsförteckningar i några av häftena. Innehåller bl.a. artiklar om politik, filosofi och historia. Majhäftet har en uppsats: "Historiske anmärkningar hwilka bestyrka att chineserne härstamma ifrån et egyptiskt nybygge". "Om olikheten imellan människor" kan man läsa i junihäftet. I julihäftet en artikel "Om Frankrikes tillstånd för statshwälfningen". Enligt anteckningen skulle tidskriften ha stoppats på grund av "några raisoniments in theologicis". Vem boksamlaren är som döljer sig bakom devisen "Sincere & Moderate" skulle vara intressant att få reda på.

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        The Works of William Shakespeare, in Eight Volumes. In which the beauties observed by Pope, Warburton, and Dodd are pointed out. Together with the Author's Life, a Glossary, Copious Indexes, and, A List of the Various Readings

      Edinburgh: Bell & Bradfute, et al, 1795. Leather bound. Good. 8 vols.: 1: lxxii, 332; 2: 360; 3: 360; 4: 406; 5: 357; 6: 397; 7: 356; 8: 370 p. 18 cm. Full leather with burgundy spine labels. Vols. 1,2, 7,8 spine labels missing and others chipped. Front board of vol. 1 nearly detached. Other hinges tender, especially vol. 4. Vol. 3 has ink stamp on rear board. Most corners raw. Worn and scuffed. Most spines chipped at both ends. Moderate foxing, thumbing, staining within. Front endpapers have slight label residue and are stamped "W. G. Stark." Vol. 1: pages ii-lviii loosening, front endpaper has ink signature. Vol. 2 has faint writing on half-title and title pages. Vol. 4 has first 24 pages loosening. Vol. 5 has faint signature on half-title. Vol. 6 has 1872 date written in below “stark” stamp and signature on half-title. Vol. 6 has 1872 date written in below “stark” stamp and signature from 1797 on half-title, chip from page 59, pages 303 to 315 especially stained. Vol. 7 has old prescription between pages 33-33. Last vol. has pencil drawing on rear endpaper. Includes commentary by satirical poet Alexander Pope, dramatist and poet laureate Nicholas Rowe, critic and churchman William Warburton, etc.

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        Origine de tous les cultes, ou religion universelle

      - 4 vol., soit : 3 vol. de À Paris, chez H. Agasse, An III [1795], in-4, 4 vol, soit : 3 vol. de texte, front, XVI-556 + [4]-302-304 + [4]-367-358-IV pp, 1 tabl. depl. ; et 1 atlas, front, 16 pp, 22. pl. à double page, volume de texte en basane racinée de l'époque, dos lisses orné de petits fers dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge, filets d'encadrement des plats, roulette sur les coupes ; atlas en demi-basane d'époque, dos lisse et fleuronné, pièces de titre grenat, Texte sur 2 colonnes. 2 tableaux dépliants compris dans la pagination du tome III (pp. 357 et 358) et 1 tableau hors texte dans ce même tome. Répétition du frontispice d'après Ducoudray au tome I et à l'atlas ; y sont représentées, pêle-mêle, des évocations de différents cultes, depuis Mithra jusqu'au catholicisme, en passant par les religions égyptienne, gréco-romaine ou hébraïque. Les planches gravées sur cuivre représentent principalement des "planisphères", "calendriers" et "système cosmologiques". Première édition de ce grand traité rationaliste qui tente d'unifier la diversité des religions passées et présentes, de résoudre les mystères divins, les allégories religieuses, les croyances diverses, ainsi que de proposer une explication empirique aux fondements de la religion chrétienne (le péché originel, le Christ, la Trinité et l'Apocalypse) par le biais de la science, c'est à dire en ramenant le sacré et le mystique à une causalité rationnelle. Il met à profit la physique, afin d'expliquer les phénomènes naturels mal interprétés, l'astronomie pour rendre compte des phénomènes célestes et météorologiques incompris, la morale et la politique afin d'expliquer les jeux de pouvoir et de domination que masquent les faits religieux. Les 22 planches permettent à l'auteur de démontrer que derrière l'inexplicable des religions se cachent des réalités astronomiques identifiables. Étude passionnante du fait de son parti pris positiviste qui frôle, ici et là, l'occultisme ; savoureux texte anticatholique, dans l'air du temps, écrit par un acteur politique de la Révolution. Dupuis fut député à la Convention puis élu au Conseil des Cinq-Cents. Accrocs à deux coiffes supérieures, dos, coupes et charnières frottés, coins émoussés. Quelques rousseurs, plus ou moins fortes à certains feuillets, planches légèrement jaunies, une mouillure angulaire au frontispice de l'atlas, quelques salissures aux planches. Néanmoins, agréable exemplaire en reliure d'époque. Graesse II, 449. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE ADVENTURES OF TELEMACHUS, THE SON OF ULYSSES. From the French of Salignac de la Mothe-Fenelon, Archbishop of Cambray, by the late John Hawkesworth. Corrected and Revised by G. Gregory. With a Life of the Author, and a Complete Index, Historical and Geographical. In two volumes.

      Printed for C. and G. Kearsley, London 1795 - xxxvi, 224 pages, [vi], 225-439 pages, followed by [xi] pages of index. The original full leather binding with minor to moderate shelfwear, with both boards nicely reattached. Complete with 12 engraved plates, which are somewhat foxed in the margins. Marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper: Buchley Park Worcestershire. Two volumes in one; with two title pages and introductory text to the 2nd volume. Minor soiling scattered lightly throughout the text. Large format: over 11 inches (height). First edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essays on Philosophical Subjects. To which is prefixed, an Account of the Life and Writings of the Author; by Dugald Stewart, F.R.S.E.

      London: for T. Cadell Jun., W. Davies, and W. Creech in Edinburgh, 1795 - Quarto (298 x 230 mm). Uncut in the original publisher's boards, preserved in a custom made buckram drop-back box. Spine cracked at foot, inner hinge of front board cracked but cords holding firm, boards very lightly rubbed; two short marginal tears repaired; a very fine copy. First edition, published five years after Smith's death, edited by Dugald Stewart with his "Account of the life and writings of Adam Smith", originally presented to the Royal Society of Edinburgh in two sessions during 1793. The editor states that the essays were intended as parts of "a connected history of the liberal sciences and elegant arts", but that Smith "long since. found it necessary to abandon that plan as far too extensive". The essays range over philosophy, aesthetics and the history of science. Most were probably written before the appearance of the Theory of Moral Sentiments in 1759, but were withheld from publication as part of Smith's "extensive plan". Einaudi 5326; Goldsmiths' 16218; Jessop, p. 172; Kress B.3038; Rothschild 1902; Tribe 55; Vanderblue, p. 43. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE ADVENTURES OF TELEMACHUS, THE SON OF ULYSSES. From the French of Salignac de la Mothe-Fenelon, Archbishop of Cambray, by the late John Hawkesworth. Corrected and Revised by G. Gregory. With a Life of the Author, and a Complete Index, Historical and Geographical. In two volumes.

      London: Printed for C. and G. Kearsley, 1795. Book. Very good+ condition. Hardcover. Early Edition. Quarto (4to). xxxvi, 224 pages, [vi], 225-439 pages, followed by [xi] pages of index. The original full leather binding with minor to moderate shelfwear, with both boards nicely reattached. Complete with 12 engraved plates, which are somewhat foxed in the margins. Marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper: Buchley Park Worcestershire. Two volumes in one; with two title pages and introductory text to the 2nd volume. Minor soiling scattered lightly throughout the text. Large format: over 11 inches (height). First edition..

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        Northwest Territory Michigan Ohio 1795 scarce map Scott Bailey Wheat & Brun #674

      1795 - N. W. Territory (Michigan / Ohio / Indiana / Illinois / Wisconsin / Minnesota/ Great Lakes/ Louisiana) Issued Philadelphia, 1795 by Bailey for Scott. First state of the first printed map to show the Northwest Territory, prior to statehood of the Great Lakes region, including Michigan. The fictitious numerous islands known as Charlevoix-Bellin appear within Lake Superior. Scarce 18th century miniature state/ regional map, one of a small handful produced within the United States prior to 1800. Appeared within the first edition of the first gazetteer of the U. S. which happened to be in a pocket sized format. Longitude given with Philadelphia as prime meridian. Map displays offsetting as often seen due to the original folding format. Small scattered age-spotting,right side blank margin trimmed narrow to neat line as issued (now well age toned thus), but overall an entirely acceptable example. Original fold line (s) as issued. Sheet measures c. 8" x 6 1/2" Printed area measures c. 7 1/4" x 6". Karpinski, Bibliography Printed Maps of Michigan, p.186 & 189. Tooley, Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. IV, pg. 137. Wheat and Brun, Maps Published in America Before 1800, #674Howes, U. S.-iana, S237. Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, p. 154 (noting the pocket-size atlas format, miniature portable cartography of the 18th century).[R12966] [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Scherzi poetici e pittorici.

      Parma: [CoÕTipi Bodonian 1795]. - This work, a collection of poems, is printed in roman and italic. Each poem is illustrated with an allegorical engraving, contained in a different black allegorical border in a simple neo-Classical style. De Rossi (1754) was the author of comedic works and critical essay. He served as president of the Academy of Fine Arts of Portugal and as director of the Royal Academy of Naples. Quarto. 54 leaves. With an engraved title-page and forty plates printed in sepia with black ornamental borders by Jose Texeira Barreto Contemporary stiff vellum, gilt spine with red and black leather spine labels, all edges gilt. Blue marbled endpapers A fine copy in a modern cloth clamshell box. First Bodoni edition and one of the few Bodoni imprints issued with illustrations (the others being f&#144;te books). This is a beautiful, wide-margined copy printed on fine paper with the plates in delicate shades of sepia and may be on of twelve copies that Brooks and de Lama refer to as being "colored." De Lama notes copies with plates printed in black, plates "medesimi coloriti all'etrusca," and (like this copy" "altri coi rami stampati in rosso pallido entro un arabesco nero." Updike notes in Printing Types that Bodoni's earlier books such as this one are to be preferred both for their fine design and for their presswork (Vol. II,p. 165). Baretta or Bareto (1763-1810) was a Portuguese Beneductine monk whose was highly regarded. In addition to these engravings he executed many full-scale paintings at his monastery, which still survive. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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