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        Versuch einer allgemeinen deutschen Synonymik in einem kritisch-philosophischen Woerterbuche der sinnverwandten Wörter der hochdeutschen Mundart. Nebst einem Versuche einer Theorie der Synonymik

      Halle und Leipzig, J. G. Ruff 1795 - 1802.. 6 Bände. Mit 1 gest. Titelvignette. Dekorative HLdr.-Bde. um 1830 mit reicher Rückenverg., Rücken oben mit goldgepr. Initialen "C L". Mit schönen Buntpapiervorsätzen. Goed. IV/1, 520,24; Zaunmüller 57; Kühn 148 und 149. - Aus der Bibliothek von Erzherzog Carl Ludwig Johann Joseph Laurentius von Österreich, Herzog von Teschen (1771-1847). Karl von Österreich-Teschen ist besonders durch seine österreichischer Heerführer in den Napoleonischen Kriegen bedeutend, er fügte dem französischen Kaiser in der Schlacht bei Aspern im Mai 1809 eine erste Niederlage auf dem Schlachtfeld zu. Durch den eigenmächtig mit Napoleon geschlossenen Waffenstillstand von Znaim wurde er von seinem Bruder Franz I. suspendiert. - Erste Ausgabe des bedeutenden Werks zur Synonymik der deutschen Sprache, nach Stoschs "Versuch in richtiger Bestimmung einiger gleichbedeutenden Wörter der deutschen Sprache" (4 Teile, Berlin 1770-75) die zweite große Arbeit zum Thema. Nicht nur Wörterbuch, sondern vielfach feine philosophische Begriffsanalyse, durchgeführt sowohl an Konkreta wie vor allem natürlich an Abstrakta. Johann August Eberhard (1739-1809) war Professor der Philosophie in Halle, zu Kant stand er in scharfer Gegnerschaft, mit Nicolai und Mendelssohn war er befreundet, Schleiermacher zählte zu seinen Schülern. - Vorliegende Ausgabe so wie komplett, die zweite Ausgabe von 1818 beinhaltet noch 6 Ergänzungsbände unter dem separaten Titel "Sinnverwandte Wörter zur Ergänzung der Eberhardischen Synonymik", nicht mehr von dem bereits 1809 verstorbenen Eberhard, sondern von Johann Gebhard Ehrenreich Maaß herausgegeben.- Gering berieben und wenig stockfleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Gleanings Through Wales, Holland and Westphalia, with Views of Peace and War at Home and Abroad. To Which is Added Humanity; or the Rights of Nature. A Poem Revised and Corrected

      London: T.N. Longman and L.B. Seeley, 1795. Three volumes complete - Volume One - lxxii, [2], 410pp; Volume Two - xvi, 535pp, [1] and Volume Three - xii, 439pp, [1]. Contemporary full speckled calf, smooth backs divided into six panels by gilt rules, morocco title label to second panel, morocco volume label to fourth. Rubbed, minor chipping to spine ends, small hole to foot of spine of volume two, corners bumped. Internally some light browning and dust-staining, but generally fairly clean and bright, previous owners armorial book plate to front pastedowns. Presentation copy, with 'from the author' to titles in volumes one and two. A portrait from a later edition has been inserted to volume one (no portrait called for in this edition). Complete in itself, but a fourth volume, 'Gleanings in England', was issued in 1799. Pratt, Samuel Jackson [pseud. Courtney Melmoth] (1749-1814), writer and actor ... Pratt's voluminous works ... assume many forms ... Among his efforts at landscape poetry are Landscapes in Verse, Taken in Spring (1785), Gleanings through Wales, Holland, and Westphalia (1795-9); and Gleanings in England (1801) ... Charles Lamb condemned Pratt's Gleanings as ‘a wretched assortment of vapid feelings’ " (ODNB). Presentation Copy from the Author. First Edition. Full Calf. Good+. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        The History Of Hindostan; Its Arts, And its Sciences, As Connected With The History Of The Other Great Empires of Asia

      London: Printed By W. Bulmer And Co.,.. For The Authorí, 1795 & Printed By H.L.Galabin, For The Authorí, 1798. First Edition. Maurice published numerous works on the religion and history of India. After completing his seven volume Indian Antiquities, Maurice traced Indian history back to its classical origins. Volume I of his history of Hindostan is almost exclusively devoted to the astronomical systems of the Greeks, Indians, Chaldeans, Egyptians &c. The second volume deals with the Hindu religion and the classical history of India prior to 324 B.C. Most of the plates depict Indian deities. Cox I 306. 2 Volumes. 4to. pp. 577; xix, [1], [1 leaf]misbound, 228, [4], 231-372, vii, [373]-504, 497*-504*, [505]-705, [1 leaf]advert. 19 engraved plates (1 folding & 1 double-page). modern calf (periodic foxing & light toning, plates offset)

      [Bookseller: D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)]
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        Chemische Farben-Lehre oder ausfürlicher Unterricht von Bereitung der Farben zu allen Arten der Malerey.

      3 volumes. First volume is 'Neue vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage'. Heinrich Gräff, Leipzig 1795, 1794 and 1797. 8vo. XXIV+294; (6)+231: X+278 pages + a foldout plate with colour specimens, coloured in hand. Bound in three contemporary halfleather bindings with richly gilt spines. Spine nicked at the head of front joint of the third volume. Slightly worn and mildly stained pages. Owner's stamp on the inside of the cover of the third volume

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        Memoria sobre las observaciones de latitud y longitud en el mar.

      - Bibl. Mar. Española 265; Palau 5752 (noting only 6 folding leaves); Houzeau & Lancaster 10540 (1795 ed.); for Galiano: Howgego, to 1800, G6. Greatly expanded second edition of a treatise on the determination of latitude and longitude at sea, by Dionisio Alcalá Galiano (1760-1805), Spanish explorer, cartographer and captain in the Royal Spanish armada. His much shorter account (26 leaves instead of 45 and without the folding tables) was also printed by the widow Ibarra, in 1795 under the title Memoria sobre el calculo de la latitud del lugar por dos alturas de sol. Galiano was a pioneer of the use of the chronometer in Spain, allowing him to produce far more accurate maps of the Spanish colonies in the Americas. Galiano enrolled in the Spanish naval school in 1775. After graduating in 1779 he participated in hydrographic surveys of the Spanish and South American coasts and other Spanish naval scientific explorations. He is one of the authors of the Atlas Marino de Espana (1785-1788). He took part in Alejandro Malaspina's 1792 circumnavigation of the world. On his return to Spain in 1794 he was honoured with a membership in the Order Alcántara, while Malaspina became embroiled in the politics of the Spanish colonies in the Americas and was arrested and then banished, leaving Galiano as Spain's leading explorer. He died in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.Joaquin Ibarra (1725-1785) had been printer to the court of King Carlos III and Spain's greatest printer, vying with Bodoni and the Didots as a fine printer. His widow continued the tradition and upheld the quality of presswork and materials. The present book is well printed on fine Catalan laid paper by Joseph Llorens, who had supplied paper for Ibarra's famous 1780 Cervantes (here watermarked with a variant version of the Carmelite coat of arms, with the 2 upper stars correctly 6-pointed, but the lower star replaced with a cross). Ibarra had used the monogram on the present title-page already in 1781, as printer to the court of Carlos III. The letters appear to be RByA (R and B uncertain), topped by a Duke's crown, but we have not identified it. Although the book's dimensions might suggest an octavo, it is in fact a quarto, with horizontal chainlines and the watermark in one bifolium of each quire of 4 leaves.

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      London. 1795.. 33pp. [bound with:] EXPLANATORY ARTICLE, SIGNED AT PHILADELPHIA, THE 4th OF MAY, 1796, TO BE ADDED TO THE TREATY...SIGNED AT LONDON, THE 19th OF NOVEMBER, 1794. London. 1796. 5pp. [bound with:] EXPLANATORY ARTICLE, SIGNED AT LONDON, THE 15th OF MARCH, 1798, TO BE ADDED TO THE TREATY...SIGNED AT LONDON, THE 19th OF NOVEMBER, 1794. London. 1798. 5pp. Small quarto. Modern half morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Titlepage of the "Treaty..." dust soiled. Titlepage of the "Explanatory Articles" signed at Philadelphia in 1796 bound in before the text of the "Explanatory Articles" signed at London in 1798, and vice versa. About fine. Three works, including the second American treaty with England, known as Jay's Treaty, and two related articles, signed later and added to the treaty, one concerning the Indian tribes in the Ohio country and the other addressing the issue of the St. Croix River and the boundary between the United States and Canada. Jay's Treaty, arguably the most controversial American treaty until the Versailles and League of Nations treaties after World War I, was negotiated with the British by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay. It sought to settle questions arising from the Treaty of Paris of 1783, to clarify commercial relations and neutral rights issues between England and the United States, and to secure the British evacuation of military posts in the Old Northwest. By this treaty, England agrees to withdraw from frontier posts in the Ohio country which the Americans felt to be clearly in U.S. territory, and the Americans agree to settle pre- Revolutionary debts. The Americans also received the right to trade with British possessions in the West Indies. The question of neutral rights, however, was not addressed to the liking of American commercial interests or public opinion, and the arrogant British searches and seizures of American shipping were not checked, which proved to be a long-simmering issue. The treaty provoked much hostile reaction in the U.S., and it was due only to the prestige of President Washington, who felt the measure necessary, that it was passed by the Congress. The controversy over Jay's Treaty spurred the solidification of the party division in American politics, between the supposedly pro-British faction led by Hamilton who favored the treaty, and the supporters of Jefferson, who opposed it. This is the official English edition of the treaty. The EXPLANATORY ARTICLE... of 1796, which was printed a year later and is much rarer than the treaty itself, is wholly concerned with the Indian tribes in the frontier, and allows the Indians to pass freely across the line in either direction in order to carry on their trade and commerce without the need for a license. The ESTC locates only five copies of the EXPLANATORY ARTICLE..., three in the Public Record Office (Lpro [3], NN, CSmH), and OCLC adds one more. The EXPLANATORY ARTICLE... of 1798 is also very rare. It is concerned with the delineation of the northeastern border between the United States and Canada, specifically with the river St. Croix and the boundary between New Brunswick and what is now Maine. This thorny issue would not be solved until the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842. OCLC locates no copies of the 1798 EXPLANATORY ARTICLES..., ESTC locates only a single copy (CSmH), and NUC adds one more (MiU-C). A most important American treaty, here enhanced by the rare printings of two important additional articles, possibly the only case in which all are found together (except possibly the Huntington). MALLOY, p.590. SABIN 96577. HOWES T341. RAGATZ, p.275. OCLC 40849795. ESTC N31244, N31245. DAH III, p.169.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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. L'an 3 de la République, une et indivisible

      Paris, Jansen 1795. 21 cm. 3 Bände. (2), 44, 304, (2); 426, (2); (4), 525, (3) Seiten mit 22 Kupfertafeln (davon 5 gefaltet). Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschild, Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägten Deckelfileten - Cox I, 390 - Henze III, 229 - Mendelssohn I, 892 (vgl.) - Nissen ZBI 2482 (vgl.) - Erstausgabe. Bericht von seiner zweiten Innerafrika-Reise, die ihn durch Namaqualand, Damaraland, Betschuanaland und die Kalahari führte. "Later travellers threw doubts on the authenticity of Le Vaillant's journey to these regions, as they could not trace tribes with the names given by the author, but these races were probably dispersed or annihilated, and there can be little doubt that the traveller actually visited these polaces" (Mendelssohn I, 891). Die Tafeln mit 3 Panorama-Ansichten vom Kap der Guten Hoffnung, Ansiedlungen der weißen Siedler, Eingeborene verschiedener Völker und Stämme, seinerzeit wenig bekannte Pflanzen und Tiere, unter anderem Giraffe, Flußpferd und Warzenschwein. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Rücken etwas durch Lichteinwirkung aufgehellt - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        The Complaint of Peace; to Which is Added, Antipolemus; or, the Plea of Reason, Religion, and Humanity Against War. First american Edition

      London. Fair. 1795. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Full tan calf leather bound cover (lacking front board) has heavy wear. Rear board is holding by a thread and is straight. Spine is straight. Binding is tight. Pages mildly foxed but clean and in good condition. Antiquated signature of Robert Moore at top of title page. Pages total: x +149 + xliii +183 .

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      Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1795.. 87,[13]pp. Several large, folding letterpress tables are included in the pagination. Folio. Original blue paper covers, stitched as issued. Top corner of front cover torn off; covers chipped at edges. Some light dampstaining and foxing on covers. Minor soiling internally, but generally quite clean and fresh. Very good. In a cloth clamshell box, leather label. A detailed account of the nation's finances during Alexander Hamilton's last year as Secretary of the Treasury. The budget details payments to government employees, revenues from the postal service, revenues from duties on imports, as well as a list of the country's foreign debts. Military pensions and a list detailing "the Support of Light Houses, Beacons, Buoys &c" are also noted. Though the Whiskey Rebellion is not mentioned by name, large payments to the militias are noted for that period. NAIP locates only three copies. EVANS 29763. NAIP w036735.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Kritische Sammlungen zur Geschichte der Deutschen in Siebenbürgen

      Göttingen, Vandenhoek-Rupprecht 1795 - 1797.. 3 Tle. in 1 Band. XIII, 162 S., XII, (S. 163) - 509, 1 Bl., (S. 511) - 712. Etwas späterer, schöner HLdr. mit Rückenverg. Petrik III, 311. - Enthält I. Urkunden; II. 12 kritisch-historische Untersuchungen; III. Privilegium Andreae II vom J. 1224 mit einem Commentar. - Hintere Decke beschabt. Zum Schluss etwas feuchtwellig.

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        The Housekeeper's Instructor, or, Universal Family Cook: Being a Full and Clear Display of the Art of Cookery in All its Branches ... : Proper Rules for Brewing Malt Liquor ...: To which is Added, the Complete Art of Carving, Illustrated with Engravings,

      London: W. and J. Stratford, (ca. 1795). Early Edition. Hardcover. Fine. The Fifth Edition. 8vo. 448 pp followed by 16pp index. Engraved frontispiece; Ten full page engraved plates, of which 2 are folding. Bound to style in full calf; spine in 6 compartments with raised bands; red leather lettering label, gilt; boards tooled in blind in a 'Cambridge" design. Marbled endpapers. Occasional light soil else a fine copy. ESTC.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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      [Boston]: S. Hall [imprint from colophon], [ca. 1795, form completed and signed 1798].. Broadsheet, 17 x 12 1/4 inches. Recto printed in three columns; blank form on verso completed in contemporary manuscript. Folio. One vertical and one horizontal fold. Light foxing, some discoloration along folds. Very good, untrimmed, floated between two panes of glass in a 21 x 15 1/2-inch wood frame. A very rare Massachusetts variant of a merchant marine-related broadsheet, printing the 1790 act regulating merchant seamen on the recto and a blank form of agreement between a ship's master and seamen on the verso. The ACT FOR THE GOVERNMENT AND REGULATION OF SEAMEN IN THE MERCHANTS' SERVICE... of 1790 was an early federal law requiring strict contracts to be signed and followed by a ship's master and his crew for interstate voyages. Between about 1795 and 1800, the law was printed with a blank agreement form on the verso in several American port cities. These broadsheets are all quite rare, with only one recorded copy of the present example, which is held by the American Antiquarian Society. The form in the present copy is filled out for the Schooner Theada, bound from Boston to Baltimore and back in 1798, and includes signatures and wage agreements for the master, his mate, four hands, a cook, and a boy. EVANS 23849. NAIP w015168.

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      London., 1795. Size: 295 × 420 mm. Sepia aquatint. Excellent condition. Print has had a slight clean. A superb and most attractive sepia aquatint view of Coni and surrounds in Piedmont at the foot of The Alps in Italy by Albanis Beaumont (1753-1810). Printed by T. Bensley, and published for William Faden in London. Beaumont was born in Piedmont, but naturalised in England. Between the years 1787 and 1806 he published a great number of views in the south of France, in the Alps, and in Italy. This print is from a scarce book of Travels through The Maritime Alps from Italy to Lyons, across the Col de Tende by way of Nice, Provence, Languedoc etc. Prints of this calibre and of this region are uncommon and desirable. Prints of this calibre and of this region are uncommon and desirable.

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        A View of the Causes and Progress of the French Revolution

      London - G. G. and J. Robinson, 1795 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The very scarce first edition of this history of the French Revolution by John Moore. First edition. John Moore (1729-1802) was a physician, writer and Presbyterian minister. In 1795 Moore published A View of the Causes and Progress of the French Revolution (2 vols. ), which assesses the financial conditions that led to events in 1789. (ODNB)Ex-libris armorial bookplates of John Fowlesto front pastedown. John Robert Fowles (31 March 1926 5 November 2005) was an English novelist, much influenced by both Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, and critically positioned between modernism and postmodernism. After leaving Oxford, Fowles taught at a school on the Greek island of Spetsai, a sojourn that inspired The Magus, an instant bestseller that was directly in tune with 1960s hippie anarchism and experimental philosophy. This was followed by The French Lieutenant's Woman, a period romance set in Lyme Regis, Dorset, another location in which Fowles was deeply absorbed. Later fictional works include The Ebony Tower, Daniel Martin, Mantissa, and A Maggot. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Rebound in half-calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, generally smart, with just some slight rubbing to the extremities. One hinge slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Institutional ink stamp to verso of title page. Pages have some light age-toning and scattered foxing, but are otherwise bright. Some pages have slight chipping to the margins, not affecting the text. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        An Essay on Wines, especially Port Wine; Intended to Instruct Every Person to Distinguish That Which is Pure, and to Guard Against the Frauds of Adultery.

      [title continues] Also to indicate when and how it may be useful or injurious in Health or Disease, By John Wright, M. D. The Wine this Author continues to deal in, will maintain this Motto, Vinum Hoc Sincerum, Odoratum, Sapidum, Stomacho Gratum, Nec Ventriculo Infestum, Nec Caput Feriens, First Edition, x, [11-]68pp, octavo, later but not recent calf backed marbled boards, a very good copy, London: printed for J. Barker, at the Dramatic Repository, Russell-Court, Drury-Lane, 1795. * FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST *Rare, sole edition; COPAC records 3 copies.

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        Second Voyage Dans L'Interieur De L'Afrique Par Le Cap De Bonne Esperance, 3 Vol

      Paris: Chez J.J. Jansen et Comp., 1795. "Dans les Annees 1783, 84 et 85". Text in French. Three volumes, pages xliv, 304: 426: and 525. Half titles in vol 2 and 3. 3/4 calf with grey marbled boards. Burgundy title labels and black volume labels with bright gilt (probably later). Some edge wear, skillfully rebacked spines. Speckled page edges. 22 engraved plates, five folding, as called for. Clean and tight inside, no foxing, with book plates of Hon. Francis Howard. Mendelssohn I, 892, 889, 890: "His description is unilque for this period, as little inormation respecting these regions had been published up to this date". This second voyage was to Namaqualand, Damaraland, Bechuanaland and the Kalahari desert A fine set of a very rare African classic. . First Edition. 3/4 Leather. Very Good. Illus. by 22 Fine Engraved Plates. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Montalbert, a Novel

      London: Printed by S. Low... for S. Booker, 1795. . First edition. Three volumes. 12mo. Bound with half titles, errata leaves to the first two volumes present but the final errata leaf sometime removed, thus (4), 259, (3) ; (4), 257, (3); (4), 326, (2) pp. Contemporary speckled calf sometime rebacked to style, spines flat with blindstamped rules, gilt lettered red labels, gilt numbered direct, old ownership inscriptions of one Sarah Roper to front pastedowns of volumes one and three, also rear pastedown of volume two presumably due to the restorer’s error, a slightly later ownership inscription of one Edward S. Dodgson dated St. Patrick’s Day, 1914 to the first free endpapers of the first and third volumes again, the first volume with a cutting from the Hampstead and Highgate Express featuring a short printed letter regarding the novel by the inscriber, old manuscript notes to rear endpapers of the first two volumes, presumably by Dodgson. Some light wear to boards, small loss to rear endpaper of volume three, otherwise a very good set.

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        Principiorum Calculi Differentialis et Integralis expositio elementaris ad normam dissertationis ab Academia Scient. Reg. Prussica anno 1786. Praemii Honore decoratae elaborata.

      Tubingae, apud Joh. Georg. Cottam, 1795. - in-4. 3ff. XXVIII. 339pp. Interversion de feuillet (introduction). Pages 57-58 en double. 9 planches dépliantes hors-texte. Demi-reliure de l'époque (dos refait, étiquette ancienne conservée). Première Edition définitive de l'un des principaux ouvrages du mathématicien suisse Simon L'Huilier (1750-1840). Il s'agit d'une version augmentée et traduite en latin, de son texte qui avait remporté le prix de l'Académie de Berlin en 1786, sur les calculs supérieurs. "The standard concepts and notation for derivatives, and the standard elementary theorems on limits which appear in an undergraduate calculus text today, appear in a remarkably similar form in Lhuilier's prize winning essay. Lhuilier introduced the notation "lim", and was the first to allow two-sided limits" (O'Connor et Robertson). Très bon exemplaire. Cf. O'Connor et Robertson, in "The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive".

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        Vida de Publio Virgilio Maron, con la noticia de sus obras traducidas en castellano.

      Hermanos orga 1795 - Valencia, Hermanos Orga, 1795. (18 x 11 cm.). 135 pp. Encuadernación de tapa dura con aplicaciones doradas en la tapa. Ejemplar en muy buen estado de conservación. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Entrance of the Bay of Toulon

      London., 1795. Size: 290 × 420 mm. Sepia aquatint Excellent condition. Print has had a slight clean. A superb and attractive sepia aquatint view of Toulon Bay by Albanis Beaumont (1753-1810), with the town visible in the distance. Beaumont was born in Piedmont, but naturalised in England. Between the years 1787 and 1806 he published a great number of views in the south of France, in the Alps, and in Italy. Printed by T. Bensley, and published for William Faden in London. This print is from a scarce book of Travels through The Maritime Alps from Italy to Lyons, across the Col de Tende by way of Nice, Provence, Languedoc etc. Prints of this calibre, and of this region are uncommon and desirable.

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        Memoirs of the year two thousand five hundred (2500)

      Philadelphia : Printed by Thomas Dobson, 1795. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo. xi, [1], 360 p. ; 18 cm. Internally excellent with clean, unmarked pages. Bound in contemporary light brown calfskin. Spine banded with six gilt bands. Restored with reinforced hinges. Minor rubbing to extremities. Overall in excellent condition. Book plate of former owner on inner front cover. Inscriptions by previous owners on inner front cover and front blank leaf. "1826" inscribed in ink on title page. Tactilely pleasing. See our pictures of this handsome volume. <br><br>Louis-Sébastien Mercier was a French dramatist and writer who began his career writing heroic epistles. He strongly believed that one could not be considered a true poet unless he wrote in prose, and had the ability to keep his writing riveting and interesting, despite recycling his own passages and writing expansions to essays he had already published. Mercier still believed the earth was a flat plane that revolved around the sun, and denied that science had made any progress at the time.<br>First published in Amsterdam in 1771, the literal translation of the book&#39;s (original) French title is "The Year 2440: A Dream If Ever There Was One". It was immediately banned in France and placed on the Inquisition&#39;s list of banned books in 1773. Even so, the book was extremely popular, having gone through eleven editions by 1799, as well as two English translations. Though it was not as popular in America, it became the first "utopia" novel published on the continent, and could be found in the libraries of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.<br>The story follows an unnamed man who falls asleep after discussing the injustices of Paris, and wakes up in the future. The man proceeds to describe his observations of the futuristic Paris, in which many things are missing, such as foreign trade, tea and coffee, priests, prostitutes, standing armies and pastry chefs. In addition, any previously written literature considered useless or immoral had been destroyed. All clothing is practical and comfortable, and the hospitals are effective and based on science. However, in Mercier&#39;s "utopia", though the extremes of wealth and poverty have been abolished, the poor still exist, and there is little economic development, with only a 50% increase in the population.<br>According to the book plate, this book may have belonged to James Bryan, the Missouri mining executive, whom Bryan, Texas was named for.

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        Vitterhets Arbeten / af Creutz och Gyllenborg [Language: Swedish]

      Stockholm : Johan A. Carlbohm, 1795. 1st Edition. Description: 232p. 20cm. Subjects: Swedish poetry -- 18th century -- Creutz, Gustav Philip (1731-1785) -- Gyllenborg, Gustaf Fredrik (1731-1808) -- Swedish literature -- Tankebyggarorden. Language: Swedish. Very good copy bound in contemporary leather-backed boards. Gilt-blocked leather label to spine with raised bands. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Light surface wear to boards. Corners bumped. Internally the pages are very clean considering the age of the title. Remains quite well-preserved overall.

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        Vorlesungen über die Critik der reinen Vernunft

      Wien, A. A. Patzowsky, 1795.. 6 Bll., 340 S. Pappband d. Zt. Fürst I, 101; ADB II, 319; Adickes 1264. Sehr seltene erste Ausgabe. - Der gebürtige Berliner Bendavid (1762-1832) lehrte Philosophie an der Wiener Universität und versuchte dort Kants Ideen zu popularisieren. 1806 berief man ihn zum Direktor der jüdischen Freischule von Berlin. - Ecken bestoßen, Kanten berieben, Rücken tls. etwas beschabt.

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        Les Chevaliers du cygne, ou, La Cour de Charlemagne. Conte historique et moral pour servir de suite aux Veillées du Château, et dont tous les traits qui peuvent faire allusion ? la révolution françoise, sont tirés de l?histoire.

      Lemierre and P.F. Fauche in Hambourg,, Paris 1795 - First edition of Genlis? historical novel, full of overt analogies to the upheavals of the Revolution, written during Genlis? exile and offered as a sequel to Les Veillées du Château. It appeared in English in a translation by James Beresford as The Knights of the Swan in 1796 (printed for J. Johnson). A measure of its remarkable currency in the literature of the following century is provided by its cameo appearance in Tolstoy?s War and Peace. On an occasion when Prince Andrew visited General Kutuzof, ?He found him reclining in an armchair, still in the same unbuttoned overcoat. He had in his hand a French book which he closed as Prince Andrew entered, marking the place with a knife. Prince Andrew saw by the cover that it was Les Chevaliers du Cygne by Madame de Genlis? (X, chapter 16). 8vo (200 × 121 mm), pp. xxiv, 381, [1]; [4], 406; [4], 434, complete with half-titles in vols. 2 & 3 as called for. Preliminaries slightly frayed at inner margins, a few spots and stains, the paper of indifferent quality. Contemporary quarter sheep, plain spines with labels lettered in gilt. [Cioranescu, 30617; Martin, Mylne & Frautschi, Bibliographie du genre romanesque français, 1751-1800, 95.20.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rapport sur la vérification du mètre Qui doit servir d&#39;étalon pour la fabrication des Mesures républicaines; Par les Commissaires chargés de la détermination de ces Mesures. Imprimé par ordre du Comité d&#39;Institution Publique. Thermidor, an III

      Paris, Impr. de la Républ. 1795. 22 cm. 15, (1) Seiten Broschur - Goldsmiths-Kress 16202 - Bericht der Kommission, die ein System von Gewichten und Maßen basierend auf der Länge des Meters entwickelte, das 1801 durch Gesetz in Frankreich eingeführt wurde und heute fast weltweit gültig ist. Am Ende werden die Mitglieder der Kommission genannt: "Paris, le 18 Messidor [6.7.1795] Lagrange, Laplace, Prony, Berthollet, Borda, Brisson." - Ab S. 9 zunehmend stärkerer Wasserrand, insgesamt leicht fleckig - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        Aviso al pueblo acerca de su salud, ó tratado de las enfermedades mas frequentes de las gentes del campo. Sexta edicion.

      Madrid, la viuda é hijo de Marin, 1795. - (10), 646, (2) SS. Mit 3 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. Lederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. rotem Rückenschildchen und etwas Rückenvergoldung. Dreiseitiger blasser Rotschnitt. Marmorvorsätze. 4to. Sechste spanische Ausgabe des "Avis au peuple sur la santé" ("Anleitung für das Landvolk in Absicht auf seine Gesundheit"), des wohl bekanntesten Werks des berühmten Schweizer Arztes S. A. Tissot (1728-97). Erstmals 1761 in Lausanne erschienen und in alle europäischen Sprachen übersetzt (hier von Juan Galisteo y Xierro). - Zu Beginn und gegen Ende kl. Wurmspuren im w. Rand; gelegentlich etwas wasserrandig. Vorderer Vorsatz mit hs. Notizen und Besitzvermerk des Ant. Domenech y Arteaga (um 1850); das erste Faltkupfer mit ausführlichen Rezeptnotizen aus der Hand von dessen Großvater, des Mediziners Pedro Francisco Domenech y Amaya y Ayala (1755-1833). Palau 332.650. Vgl. Blake 452. Garrison/Morton 1597. Hirsch V, 594-6.

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        The Poems of -

      London: William Bulmer Shakespeare Printing Office, 1795 - "Thanks to Bulmer, this is by far the handsomeest of contemporary volumes containing Bewick's work" (Ray) First thus. Large 4to (11-3/4 x 9-1/2 inches). With 5 wood-engraved full- page plates by Thomas and John Bewick & 8 wood-engraved vignettes by the Bewicks. xx, 76 pp. Mid 19th century straight-grained green morocco, t.e.g., by Hammond. Some foxing to title-page, else fine, in custom green cloth slipcase. Hugo 78; Ray, England, 50; Tattersfield JB50 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Instruction sur la conservation et les usages des pommes-de-terre.

      De l'imprimerie de la Feuille du cultivateur 1795 - - De l'imprimerie de la Feuille du cultivateur, A Paris _ca 1795 S.d., Pet. in 8 (13x21cm), 38pp., cousu. - Edition originale rare de cette brochure. Brochure cousue, nue. La commission d'agriculture et des arts fut fondée en 1794 et Parmentier en fut à sa création un membre éminent et influent. La pomme de terre fut tôt perçue, grâce à Parmentier comme un moyen pour combattre la famine et les disettes, que ce soit chez les hommes ou chez les animaux. 38pp. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 575 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Persian miscellanies: an essay to facilitate the reading of Persian manuscripts

      One of the earliest scholarly references on Persian manuscripts. 1795. London. Richard White. In 4to (265 mm x 204 mm). xxxii + 2 ff. + 192 + 9 ff. + 1 [blank] + 10 engraved plates (9 numbered, one bound in as frontispiece). Contemporary calf, spine gilt with red morocco lettering piece, rubbed, some chipping, boards reattached. Marginal water staining to several leaves, offset to leaves facing plates ?as always-, browning and foxing, else fine. First edition and the author´s first book. Ouseley (1769 ? 1842) studied French in Paris, at the same time, he cultivated an interest in Persian manuscripts, culture and literature; he soon dedicated himself to the learning of the language in Leiden. In 1810, he accompanied his brother in the position of secretary in the ambassadorial mission to Persia (his brother was Sir Gore Ouseley); in the few years there, he gathered an important collection of manuscripts. Dibdin says Ouseley´s treatise is ?a useful tretise on the various styles of Persian handwriting, enriched with many illustrations of manuscripts, and numerous notes proving considerable research?.

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        Europe Divided into its Empires, Kingdoms, States Republics, &ca. by Thos. Kitchin ... with many additions and improvements from the latest additions and improvements from the latest surveys and observations of Mr. D&#39;Anville

      London: Robert Laurie & James Whittle, 1795. Copper-engraved map, with original outline colour, on a pair of two joined sheets, each sheet measuring 21 1/2 x 50 1/4 inches, if both sheets were joined would form a map measuring 41 1/8 x 50 1/4 inches, overall in good condition. A very fine map of Europe that evinces the talents of two of the period&#39;s greatest cartographers Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d&#39;Anville was the spiritual successor to Guillaume De L&#39;Isle in the sense that he maintained the rigorous standard for accuracy that De L&#39;Isle had established. D&#39;Anville was the last French mapmaker to establish an international reputation which was superior to all his contemporaries, as witnessed by the respect shown by English cartographers and publishers during an era when the two countries were often at war and always hostile to one another. Thomas Kitchin&#39;s A General Atlas ... The whole being an improvement of the maps of D&#39;Anville and Robert was published in 1790 by Robert Sayer, the present map, published in 1795, was available as a separate map, but also formed part of Kitchin&#39;s expanded A New Universal Atlas published by Laurie and Whittle in 1802. The map includes extremely accurate geographical data allied with informative statistics in two columns of text placed on either side of the image area. The town of origin of the map is emphasized by including in each country&#39;s section the distance from the main cities to London. Cf. Rumsey 2310 (the atlas which contained this map)

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        Theory of the Earth, with Proofs and Illustrations

      Six folding engraved plates. viii, 620 pp.; viii, 567 pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. speckled calf (well-rebacked, corners a bit worn), spines gilt, black morocco lettering pieces on spines. Edinburgh: Cadell, Jr., Davies, & Creech, 1795. [with]:--. Theory of the Earth, with Proofs and Illustrations. In Four Parts...Vol. III. Edited by Sir Archibald Geikie. xvi, 278, xiii, [1] pp. 8vo, orig. semi-stiff printed wrappers (wrappers a bit worn & soiled), uncut. London: Geological Society, 1899. First edition, the final text complete with the uncommon third volume published more than one hundred years later. "In this edition the 1788 theory is restated with no essential change in the first chapter of Vol. I. The remainder of the two volumes deals principally with the supporting proofs and illustrations. Only two of the four parts promised on the title page were published in 1795. Hutton left an unfinished manuscript containing six chapters totaling 267 pages, evidently intended for inclusion in an additional volume of the Theory. These chapters, published as volume III in 1899, are of considerable interest, for they contain accounts of several of his later geological journeys. A study of the three volumes reveals the remarkable extent of Hutton&#39;s geological knowledge, the thoroughness of his investigations, and the acuteness of his observations."-D.S.B., VI, p. 582. Hutton&#39;s "fundamental conception -- now accepted as a matter of course, but then entirely new -- was the doctrine of uniformitarianism. The formation of the surface of the earth is one continuous process which can be studied entirely from terrestrial materials without cosmological or supernatural intervention... "His central ideas of uniformitarianism and of the effect of small changes in nature leading eventually to gigantic transformations have had far-reaching consequences in their influence on Charles Lyell and Darwin."-Printing & the Mind of Man 247. A very good complete set and now scarce on the market, preserved in a box. &#10087; Dibner, Heralds of Science, 93n. Geikie, The Founders of Geology, pp. 280-316. Horblit 52a. Zittel, p. 71-"Hutton was thus the great founder of physical and dynamical geology; he for the first time established the essential correlation in the processes of denudation and deposition; he showed how, in proportion as an old continent is worn away, the materials for a new continent are being provided, how the deposits rise anew from the bed of the ocean, and another land replaces the old in the eternal economy of nature." .

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        (Charles) A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary....

      London: Printed by J. Davis, for J. Johnson...; and G.G. and J. Robinson, 1795/6 . first edition, 2 Vols., 4to., half-titles, 37 engraved plates, text illustrations; contemp. marbled calf, gilt, dark blue morocco labels, short cracks at end of joints, very good Wellcome iii/p.322. Brodie of Brodie armorial bookplates. Hutton's chief work, it "reveals a deep and extensive knowledge of British and continental works and is still used by historians as a valuable source. The British reader was provided with bibliographical and biographical information on continental mathematicians such as D'Alembert, Euler, and Lagrange. The entries on engineering are particularly valuable...." (Oxford DNB)

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        Picturesque Views on the Uppper, or Warwickshire, Avon

      sp; - London - Faulter; and Egerton9.5by 7; (xviii)248[32]pp., 1795 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautiful illustrated tour of the upper Avon by the somewhat notorious Samuel Ireland. Ireland (1744-1800) was a writer and engraver who is best remembered for his (initially unwitting) involvement in the Ireland Shakespeare Forgeries (so named for the principal perpetrator, his son William). It is unfortunate that this fatefulblemish overshadows his reputation insofar as his concerted dailyefforts led tothe publication ofhis celebrated&#39;Picturesque Views&#39; series. These editions were illustrated with engravings based on drawings done on site, and contextualised with descriptive text detailing Ireland&#39;s progress through the area in question. Here we have a lovely rebacked edition of Picturesque Views on the Upper Avon, retaining the original diced calf boards, and collated complete with 32 illustrations (including frontispiece) and map. Condition: Externally, rebacked in calf using old diced calf boards. Sound with slight rubbing. Lovely patina, with corniced borders and contrasting label. Some wear to extremities and rubbing to boards. Internally, hinges slightly strained but firm. Firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean, with only some handling marks and marginal browning, and light foxing to preliminaries (protective sheet has taken the brunt of the damage for the frontispiece plate). Lovely marbled endpapers, with tidemarks and binder&#39;s stamp (Whitehead of Coventry) to top edges. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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      Published by R. Faulder, T. Egerton, 1795. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. Full brown calf binding. Gilt titles to spine. Gilt borders to covers. Aquatint frontis; 28 sepia aquatint plates; 1 map; 2 copper engraved portraits. Marbled endpapers and edges. Corners a little bumped and rubbed. Slight foxing to prelims. Contents exceptionally bright. [S]

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      London., 1795. Size: 295 × 420 mm. Sepia aquatint. Excellent condition. Print has had a slight clean. A glorious and attractive sepia aquatint view of the popular French Riviera resort and town of Ventimiglia by Albanis Beaumont (1753-1810). The town is in the north Italian region of Liguria, near to the French border. Printed by T. Bensley, and published for William Faden in London. Beaumont was born in Piedmont, but naturalised in England. Between the years 1787 and 1806 he published a great number of views in the south of France, in the Alps, and in Italy. This print is from a scarce book of Travels through The Maritime Alps from Italy to Lyons, across the Col de Tende by way of Nice, Provence, Languedoc etc. Prints of this calibre and of this region are uncommon and desirable. Prints of this calibre and of this region are uncommon and desirable.

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        THE HOLY BIBLE, Ornamented with Engravings By James Fittler from Celebrated Pictures By Old Masters. LARGE PAPER COPY

      R Bowyer & J Fittler, London 1795 - A Superb Large Paper copy - folio, leaf size approx 25 x 32cm. Two vols., letter press by Thomas Bensley. Unpaginated; collation: 3 engraved title pages, 63 engraved plates including 2 engraved frontispieces depicting Adam & Eve in Paradise, engraved by Fittler after Durer dated Feb.1795 to the Old Testament and the frontispiece to the New Testament designed after Correggio. Engraved title divisions to the major books with headpieces designed by Tompkins and engraved by Vincent. Plates designed by Ryley after Ruibens, Van Dyke, Poussin, and others throughout both volumes (a number of the plates are mounted between hand-drawn rules). Contemporary straight grained dark blue morocco binding with gilt lettering to the spine, gilt rules to boards and spine, decorated in blind; large turn ins with gilt decoration to the corners, morocco hinges, also decorated. Bindings generally in very good condition, a little rubbed to joints and extremities, a few old scuff marks, larger and more noticeable to the rear cover of vol. I.; corners lightly turned in. All edges heavily gilt. Contents good and tight, some of the plates are somewhat foxed/spotted more prevalent to the top edge, the letterpress leaves are clean; a couple of 19th century inscriptions to the front blank of vol. I; last few leaves of vol. I with a vertical crease. A very good copy of this superb bible: the scarce large paper edition. (note: Despite the large paper format most of the very brief and isolated notes at the foot of a few ff. are shaved with loss of text, and one wonders therefore if any copies exist where the notes are complete - another large paper copy that was sold at auction also had the notes shaved). This bible is famous for it's misprint in Mark vii 27 "Let the children first be killed" instead of "filled". Herbert 1394. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Antiquities of England and Wales Displayed

      No 16 Paternoster-Row, LondonLondon: Alex Hogg, 1795 In full brown leather, corners and edges a little bumped and worn, a few scratches to covers. Modern spine, gilt tooling, title in gilt to black leather label. Internally, new end papers, full page B&W frontis dated 1795, c450 pages, paginated to p42, with 116 pages of plates, mostly 2 some 6 to a page, plans, folio 37.5*23.2cm. Clean and tight, a very nice copy. First published in parts as -Historical descriptions of new and elegant picturesque views of the antiquities of England and Wales- (ESTC T189587) states that Henry Boswell is probably a pseudonym. Contains a lot of information from Captain Francis Grose&#39;s works.

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        ANTIQUITIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES DISPLAYED Being A Grand Repository Of Elegance Taste And Entertainment

      Alex Hogg, 1795.. New edn with alterations and improvements. Folio (15 x 10 inches) . Contemporary half calf on marbled paper-laid boards (poor - spine cracked and chipped, upper board detached and edges and boards rubbed). Pp. 42 (thereafter unpaginated), illus with 94 (incl frontispiece) full page engraved b&w plates (all bright and unmarked, some margins a little creased). .

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        Théorie de la Terre

      Seven folding engraved plates. xvi, 422 pp.; viii, 456 pp.; viii, 471 pp. Three vols. 8vo, orig. blue-grey boards, uncut. Paris: Maradan, 1795. First edition of the author&#39;s chief work, which enjoyed considerable popularity among his contemporaries; it was founded for the most part on Werner&#39;s teachings. "Taking a broad cosmogonical view of creation, Lamétherie regarded the major features of the earth as the result of the combined action of crystallization, moving water, and shifts in the planetary-motion characteristics of the earth."-D.S.B., VII, p. 604. This work was translated into German and enlarged by C.G. Eschenbach and Johann Reinhold Forster (Leipzig: 1797-98). La Métherie (1743-1817), was chief editor of the famous Journal de Physique from 1785 until the year of his death. He wrote a number of important works on mineralogy and was a friend to many of the leading scientists of his time, especially Cuvier. Fine set in remarkable original state with half-titles. With the bookplate in each volume of Baron von Moll. &#10087; Zittel, pp. 77-78. .

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      Philadelphia. 1795.. Broadside, 13 1/2 x 8 inches. Old fold lines. Minor toning and a few small tears at extremities. Very good. An Act passed by the Third Congress appropriating funds for the military, in particular, those troops sent to Western Pennsylvania to quell the Whiskey Rebellion. George Washington&#39;s presidential message of November 22, 1792 advocated a tax on distilled spirits, and Alexander Hamilton was a strong proponent of the whiskey excise tax, which was part of his overall plan for putting the Federal Government on a sound fiscal basis. As with many of his other proposals, it aroused bitter opposition in some quarters. Some objected that it laid federal taxes which properly belong to the states, while frontier representatives considered themselves singled out for an onerous tax. The impact of the whiskey revenue took several years to take full effect while the system of collectors was installed. Growing resistance to the tax continued to develop through the summer of 1794 when the Whiskey Rebellion really began. Congress repealed the excise tax on distilled spirits in March 1797, effectively ending the cause of the revolt. "Approved, thirty first Decr. 1794," and signed in print by Speaker of the House Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, Vice President John Adams, and President George Washington. Two states of this imprint are noted. One, Evans 29689, includes a statement of deposition: "Deposited among the rolls in the Office of the Secretary of State. Secretary of State," and is signed by Secretary of State Edmund Randolph. The other, Bristol B9365, is without this statement. This is the former, signed by Secretary of State Edmund Randolph. NAIP locates four copies in all, but does not distinguish between the two states. Scarce in either format, and particularly rare with the signature of the Secretary of State. Edmund Randolph became the second Secretary of State on Jan. 2, 1794, succeeding Thomas Jefferson, who resigned at the end of 1793. He continued the practice begun in the First Congress of the Secretary of State signing a small number of "official" copies of Congressional acts for distribution to the States and important government officials. After the Third Congress, official acts were no longer signed in manuscript by the Secretary of State. EVANS 29689. NAIP w010750.

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        Letter signed twice ("Edm. Randolph, late Secretary of State"), attesting to the translation skills and integrity of Mr. George Taylor, Jr., chief clerk in the State Department under Randolph

      Philadelphia, october 3, 1795. 4to. One page on first page of single bifolium; two paragraphs, each signed, (the second simply "Edm. Randolph"). Fine. Docketed on verso of conjugate "Certificate from Mr. Randolph to Geo. Taylor" . Edmund Randolph of Virginia succeeded Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State in Washington&#39;s cabinet, and was serving in that office during the delicate negotiations with the French over the terms of what was eventually to become the Jay Treaty. When a compromising dispatch from the French Minister was discovered and suspicions of double-dealing (and possible bribery) fell on Randolph, Washington exposed Randolph before the Cabinet, and Randolph immediately resigned in August, 1795 under a cloud. During his term of service, his chief French and Spanish translator was George Taylor, Jr., who also prepared a translation of the Fauchet letter for Randolph&#39;s apologia, A VINDICATION OF MR. RANDOLPH&#39;S RESIGNATION, in 1795. In this letter of attestation from Randolph, written shortly after his resignation, the former Secretary of State writes: " ... I do moreover certify, that I have never been able to procure any translator of the French language so accurate, as Mr. Taylor: that I considered this circumstance as fortunate, BECAUSE MOST OF THE FRENCH PAPERS ARE CONFIDENTIAL [emphasis ours] ... " In fact, in a letter to Alexander Hamilton (of December 12, 1795), Timothy Pickering (who first discovered the damning letter) was worried about the accuracy of Taylor&#39;s forthcoming translation (v. THE PAPERS OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON, Columbia University Press, 1973): "The translation of Fauchet&#39;s letter will be in it. This translation was made by Mr. Taylor at Randolph&#39;s request; but Mr. Taylor, who desired the use of mine, told me that he had made but few variations ... now it seems to me that the first translation of Fauchet&#39;s letter should convey its true meaning ... " A REVEALING DOCUMENT CASTING LIGHT ON ONE OF THE EARLIEST SCANDALS OF THE YOUNG NATION

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        Marriage a la Mode, (set of six hand-coloured plates)

      London: Published by J & J Boydell, No. 90 Cheapside, & at the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall, 1795-1800. Hand-coloured mezzotints. Printed on laid paper with watermarks. A lovely example of William Hogarth&#39;s masterpiece, &#39;Marriage a la Mode&#39;, by the master engraver Richard Earlom. William Hogarth (1697-1764) was one of the most important British artists of the eighteenth century. His influential work changed the history of British printmaking and influenced the development of moralizing social satire profoundly. Hogarth began his career as a painter, but he soon became an influential printmaker. He invented and popularized the English tradition of sequential anecdotal pictures and was one of the first artists to make his living as a humorist. Hogarth intended each series of paintings to be reproduced in print, a practice that popularized his images and made him one of England&#39;s most important artists. His prints proved so popular that eager entrepreneurs were quick to produce a myriad of pirated copies. These forgeries were so rampant that Hogarth was forced to campaign against the profiteers; his efforts eventually led to the institution of the copyright act of 1735. Indicated by the differing publishing dates, Earlom obviously executed this series over a number of years. [Plate 1]: Published on June 4, 1795. In excellent condition. Image size: 18 5/16 x 23 11/16 inches. Plate mark: 19 5/8 x 25 1/2 inches. Sheet size: 21 5/16 x 28 1/16 inches. One of Hogarth&#39;s most famous series of anecdotal pictures was &#39;Marriage a la Mode&#39;, which uses a wealth of minute detail and a biting wit to satirize the customs and fashions of the aristocratic elite. It tells the story of a marriage of convenience between a bankrupt nobleman and the daughter of a wealthy tradesman. The series thus begins with the proud Earl pointing to his family tree rooted in William the Conqueror; he rests his gouty foot - a sign of degeneracy - on a footstool decorated with his coronet. Behind him is a lavish building in the new classical style, unfinished for lack of money; a creditor is thrusting bills at him. But on the table in front of him is the bride&#39;s dowry from her father, the bespectacled alderman, who holds the marriage contract. An obsequious lawyer named Silvertongue whispers in the ear of the young bride who listlessly twirls her wedding ring on a handkerchief, and the foppish bridegroom turns away from her to take snuff and admire himself in the glass. The two dogs, which are chained together in the foreground, symbolize the couple&#39;s plight, and represent the loveless marriage that they have bound themselves to. The garish Old Master paintings that adorn the walls of the room presage tragedy, and the head of Medusa literally screams the horror of the union. This beautiful early series was executed by Richard Earlom in 1795 for the famous print publisher John Boydell. It not only highlights Hogarth&#39;s satirical genius, but it exemplifies Earlom&#39;s meticulous yet delicate style of engraving. Earlom was one of the master engravers of his time, and he managed to accomplish new levels of technical superiority not thought possible in mezzotint engraving. His superior technique illustrates Hogarth&#39;s brilliance, and his engravings are a wonderful example of this famous series. [Plate 2]: Published on June 4, 1796. In excellent condition. Image size: 18 1/2 x 23 7/8 inches. Plate mark: 19 7/8 x 25 inches. Sheet size: 21 3/8 x 28 1/16 inches. In the second plate the newlyweds are shown recovering from an evening&#39;s pleasures. The young bride is having tea after an all-night card and music party, while her husband sprawls in his chair, exhausted from a night of dissipation. At his side his dog sniffs another woman&#39;s handkerchief drooping from his pocket. Walking away in horror is the newlywed&#39;s steward, who clutches a fistful of bills and only one receipt. Hogarth takes an opportunity here to poke fun at the couple&#39;s sterile taste in art, which was typical of their time. He notes their awe of Continental painting and antique statuary, emphasizing the cracked nose of the bust on the mantle. [Plate 3]: Published on Jan. 1, 1798. In excellent condition, with the exception of two skilfully mended tears on the upper margin. Three paper creases on lower left margin not extending into image. Image size: 18 3/4 23 x 15/16 inches. Plate mark: 20 1/8 x 25 inches. Sheet size: 21 9/16 x 28 1/8 inches. In the third plate of the series Hogarth brings to light the extent of the young nobleman&#39;s dissipation and moral degeneracy. In the low-ceilinged rooms of a quack, the Viscount seeks a cure for the venereal disease he has passed on to a young girl (whose handkerchief may hide a syphilitic sore on her lip). The setting of the doctor&#39;s office is a triumph of the macabre and the cumbersome machines in the lower right-hand corner are a true lesson in the ridiculous. The larger apparatus which was used for setting dislocated limbs, and the smaller machine for uncorking bottles both symbolize the absurdity and horror of the scene. Grotesque &#39;freaks&#39; appear on the back wall and in the cupboard, emphasizing the ugliness of Viscount Squanderfield&#39;s moral deformity. Other visual commentaries on Squanderfield&#39;s moral decay include a skeleton that consorts with a human figure and the bodiless head of a wigged &#39;nobleman,&#39; highlighted by Squanderfield&#39;s cane. [Plate 4]: Published on Jan. 1, 1798. In excellent condition, with the exception of a mended tear on the lower margin. Image size: 18 9/16 x 23 11/16 inches. Plate mark: 19 15/16 x 24 3/4 inches. Sheet size: 21 9/16 x 28 1/4 inches. In the fourth plate of the series, the young bride is seated before her dressing table flirting with the lawyer Silvertongue. Like her husband, the Viscountess has clearly embarked on a life of adultery. Her debauched behavior is alluded to within the image by the presence of eccentric fops and dandies. Her lover Silvertongue gestures to a screen depicting a masquerade that is suggestive of questionable or illicit sexual activity, and a young servant in the foreground gestures to a statue of Acteon, typically a symbol of a cuckolded husband. The Viscountess&#39;s moral degeneration is further elucidated by the paintings that adorn her boudoir, each one becoming a symbol of her moral decline. Above her head, Caravaggio&#39;s &#39;Lot&#39;s Daughters&#39; intoxicate their father in order to seduce him, while Correggio&#39;s &#39;Jupiter and Io&#39; shows Io&#39;s rape by Zeus. Finally, on the far right, Hogarth uses Rembrandt&#39;s &#39;The Ganymede&#39; to emphasize the questionable erotics of the cluster of overtly feminine fops and castrati seated below. Hanging above this painting is a portrait of Silvertongue, which erases any lingering possibility for the Viscountess&#39;s fidelity. [Plate 5]: Published on Aug. 1, 1800. In excellent condition except f crease at the bottom of the image. Image size: 19 1/8 x 24 3/8 inches. Plate mark: 20 3/8 x 25 1/8 inches. Sheet size: 21 5/8 x 28 3/16 inches. In the fifth plate of the series, the adultery of the Viscountess has resulted in a duel between her husband and Silvertongue, who is shown escaping through the open window. The errant wife falls to her knees in shock as her husband dies. In the posing of husband and wife, Hogarth cleverly mimics a Deposition scene in which the kneeling Viscountess mirrors a repentant Magadalen and the Viscount&#39;s awkward pose echoes the traditional depiction of Christ. The iconography within the image is further elucidated by a portrait of a harlot, which hangs behind the Viscountess, suggesting her licentious acts. Above the door Hogarth includes a painting of St. Luke, who is traditionally depicted painting the Virgin Mary, but who in this image records the scene of debased femininity before him. [Plate 6]: Published on Aug. 1, 1800. In excellent condition, with the exception of some minor paper discolouration in the left margin. Image size: 19 1/8 x 24 3/8 inches. Plate mark: 20 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches. Sheet size: 21 9/16 x 28 1/4 inches. In the final plate, Hogarth depicts the culmination of the young couple&#39;s debauched and faithless marriage. Upon hearing that her lover has been hanged at Tyburn for the murder of her husband, the faithless wife has committed suicide. She is shown lifeless in an armchair after ingesting a lethal dose of poison. Her syphilitic child, indicated by the black spot on her cheek, bids her a last farewell while her heartless father removes her wedding ring. The futility of the situation seems to be suggested in the paintings on the walls. Where in previous scenes the works of art functioned as parallel narratives, in this plate the paintings seem to suggest a marked indifference to the narrative unfolding before them. Smokers busy themselves in conversation while a peasant turns his back on the room to relieve himself. By including these paintings, Hogarth directly parodies the serious tone of the image, exposing the callous behavior of its characters and the futility of their actions. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits 46; George, Catalogue of Political and Personal the British Museum Vol III, no. 2692, no. 2706, no. 2721, no. 2735, no. 2748, no. 2762; Paulson, Hogarth&#39;s Graphic Works no. 158-163 (for a description of Hogarth&#39;s series, Earlom&#39;s prints are not mentioned by Paulson)

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        Der Drechsler oder praktischer Lehrbegrif der gemeinen und höhern Drehkunst, nach den besten ältern und neuern Schriften, durch Mittheilungen Deutscher Künstler und nach eignen Erfahrungen

      152 engraved plates (mostly folding). xvi, [4], 164 pp.; 4 p.l., 152 pp.; 4 p.l., 196 pp.; 4 p.l., 159 pp.; 3 p.l., 122 pp. Three vols. in five parts bound in one. Large thick 4to, early 19th cent. sheep-backed marbled boards (corners a little rounded), flat spine gilt. Leipzig: S.L. Crusius, 1795-96-1800-01-01. First edition and very uncommon, especially with the third volume (in three parts), issued five years after the second. Geissler (b. 1753), a practical engineer at Zittau and a member of various scientific societies, wrote several interesting books on precision and scientific instruments. He also translated a series of notable technological books from English into German. Machine tools are fundamental to industrial civilization and the first such machine tool available to engineers, as regards to both date and importance, was the lathe. The present book was the most extensive work on lathes published in Germany for many years. Geissler describes the numerous kinds of lathes designed for various purposes including lens grinding, making clocks, ornamental turning for fancy work in metal and wood, making accurately threaded screws (which is one of the most essential operations in the construction of instruments for the measurement of angles), polishing materials which have been lacquered or otherwise colored, etc. The author discusses the qualities and suitability of many kinds of woods for turning, the use of stains on these woods, various types of lacquers, etc. The 152 plates are richly detailed, depicting all aspects of the numerous lathes, their parts, and the finished products. Fine and clean copy. Poggendorff, I, 869. .

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        An Historical, Geographical, Commercial, and Philosophical View of the American United States, and of the European Settlements in America and the West Indies

      London: Printed for the Editor; J. Ridgway, etc., n.d. [1795]. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. 4 volumes. 8vo. Publishers original paper boards: grey-blue paper spines with white paper labels printed in black; somewhat brighter blue paper boards. This is apparently an advance copy or a proof set, bound with 21 plates, the table of distances and three leaves of folding tables. The date is taken from Wing, which probably uses the date of the Preface (January 1, 1795). There is no date on the title pages; the plates, where indicated, have a date of 1794; the paper is watermarked 1794. The Preface, as usual for the first edition, is dated 1795, and the penultimate page contains the author&#39;s request to those who possessed the number to substitute signature ii,Pp, with the duplicate given in the last number. Collation: Volume 1: 4 page publisher&#39;s catalogue; frontispiece plate of the Falls of St Anthony (Niagra); title, viii pp; the following plates: Lama; Buffalo; Elk; Wolverine; Jaguar; Cabiai; Armadillo; Coaita; Mico; Oriole; Alligator; Rattle-snake; 8pp. of subscribers; pp.1-591(1). Volume 2: frontispiece plate of Ohiopyle Falls;(4),8pp; the following plates: Mammoth, Plan of Lystra; Plan of Franklinville, Tobacco, Avocet; 9-493,(1)pp. Volume 3: frontispiece of Black Snake; (4), 280, folding table of distances, 182-525,(1)pp. Volume 4: frontispiece of hooping Crane; (4),296,3 folding leaves, 297-415,(1),95,(1),10pp. This copy is entirely unsophisticated; the engravings are uncolored and are particularly fine, crisp and unworn, indicating an early or even first state. it is bound in original boards presumably before the maps, portraits or plan of Washington were available. A very good set . Actually, considering the nature of the fragile temporary binding, a near fine set. ESTC N17775

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      Salem & Boston: Printed for Thomas & Andrews, 1795.. Two volumes. 478,[10]; 452pp. [with]: THE HISTORY OF THE PROVINCE OF MASSACHUSETTS BAY, FROM 1749-1774, COMPRISING A DETAILED NARRATIVE OF THE ORIGINS AND EARLY STAGES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. London. 1828. xx,551pp. Uniformly bound in modern half calf and marbled boards, spines gilt. Bookplates on front pastedowns. First two volumes with light toning and light foxing; a few leaves in volume two heavily foxed. Third volume with minor scattered foxing and soiling. Some later pencil notations throughout all three volumes. A very good set. The third edition of this classic Massachusetts history, with additions and corrections. "Hutchinson&#39;s HISTORY OF MASSACHUSETTS-BAY (2 vols., 1760, 1768) accurately recounted these events and contained sympathetic accounts of Puritanism; the Antinomian heresy of Hutchinson&#39;s ancestor, Anne Hutchinson; and Massachusetts opposition in the 1680s to the &#39;tyrannical disposition&#39; of the royalist governor, Sir Edmund Andros, and his administration&#39;s &#39;harpies.&#39; Hutchinson&#39;s HISTORY acknowledged the multiplicity of jostling interest groups in Massachusetts and the duty of government to protect the public interest from the demands of self- interested groups" - ANB. Hutchinson (1711-1780), besides being a colonial historian, was governor of Massachusetts from 1771 to 1773, and was a staunch Loyalist. He left Boston for London in late 1773, after he had helped cause the Boston Tea Party, and remained in Exile in England until his death in 1780. The first two volumes of Hutchinson&#39;s work on the Massachusetts colony are complete unto themselves; the third volume was published posthumously. Howes does not note this edition. EVANS 28878, 28879. HOWES H853 (ref). SABIN 34080. ANB (online).

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        Letters to a German Princess (On different subjects in physics and philosophy)

      London: Henry Hunter & H. Murray, 1795. Book. Good. Hardcover. First English translation of Euler&#39;s letters to the Princess of Anhalt-Dessau, niece to Frederick the Great of Prussia. The publication of these letters, over 200 in total, was well received and reached a audience beyond his mathematical works, becoming, perhaps, the first example of popularizing science for the layman. Euler tackles subjects physical and spiritual, revealing his own beliefs and predilections along the way. This translation is interesting for Hunter&#39;s footnote defence of Newton&#39;s theory of Light, which Euler had criticised. Contemporary half leather with marbled boards. Speckled edge design has kept contents clean and unsoiled. One or two brief penciled notes in margin. Binding is tight and square with very slight bowing to boards. Pleasing gilt to spine, slight rubbing and cracking to hinge. Overall a tight and attractive set. .

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      Madrid: Typis et Sumptibus Regiae Typographorum et Bibliopolarum Societatis, 1795. ...[ 10 VOLUMES IN 5, 439pgs., 360 pgs., 377pgs.,385pgs., 342pgs., 448pgs., 399pgs., 494pgs., 323pgs., 428pgs., SUPPLEMENT - 195pgs.] ...SECOND EDITION COMPLETE...PRINTED IN MADRID, THIS IS AN ENLARGED EDITION OF AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE...BEAUTIFULLY BOUND IN TREE CALF WITH GILT DECORATED COMPARTMENTS ON SPINE AND RED TITLE LABELS...MARBLED ENDPAPERS...Double column in Latin text...Engraved vignette headers to each volume...COMPLETE COLLECTION OF CANON LAW IN SPAIN...A RARE SET.... Full-Leather. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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