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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'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's greatest cartographers Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville was the spiritual successor to Guillaume De L'Isle in the sense that he maintained the rigorous standard for accuracy that De L'Isle had established. D'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's A General Atlas ... The whole being an improvement of the maps of D'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'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'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's geological knowledge, the thoroughness of his investigations, and the acuteness of his observations."-D.S.B., VI, p. 582. Hutton'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. ❧ 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'Picturesque Views' series. These editions were illustrated with engravings based on drawings done on site, and contextualised with descriptive text detailing Ireland'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'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'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's chief work, which enjoyed considerable popularity among his contemporaries; it was founded for the most part on Werner'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. ❧ 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'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'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's apologia, A VINDICATION OF MR. RANDOLPH'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's forthcoming translation (v. THE PAPERS OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON, Columbia University Press, 1973): "The translation of Fauchet's letter will be in it. This translation was made by Mr. Taylor at Randolph'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'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's masterpiece, 'Marriage a la Mode', 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'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's most famous series of anecdotal pictures was 'Marriage a la Mode', 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'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'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's satirical genius, but it exemplifies Earlom'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'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'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's handkerchief drooping from his pocket. Walking away in horror is the newlywed's steward, who clutches a fistful of bills and only one receipt. Hogarth takes an opportunity here to poke fun at the couple'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'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'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 'freaks' appear on the back wall and in the cupboard, emphasizing the ugliness of Viscount Squanderfield's moral deformity. Other visual commentaries on Squanderfield's moral decay include a skeleton that consorts with a human figure and the bodiless head of a wigged 'nobleman,' highlighted by Squanderfield'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'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's 'Lot's Daughters' intoxicate their father in order to seduce him, while Correggio's 'Jupiter and Io' shows Io's rape by Zeus. Finally, on the far right, Hogarth uses Rembrandt's 'The Ganymede' 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'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'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'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's Graphic Works no. 158-163 (for a description of Hogarth's series, Earlom'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'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'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's HISTORY OF MASSACHUSETTS-BAY (2 vols., 1760, 1768) accurately recounted these events and contained sympathetic accounts of Puritanism; the Antinomian heresy of Hutchinson's ancestor, Anne Hutchinson; and Massachusetts opposition in the 1680s to the 'tyrannical disposition' of the royalist governor, Sir Edmund Andros, and his administration's 'harpies.' Hutchinson'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'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'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's footnote defence of Newton'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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        Cliefden House

      London: Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British Architect. Colen Campbell., 1795. 1. The West Front of Cliefden House. 2. The Elevation of the East Front of Hoptone house in the Shire Linlithgow in Scotland. 3. The Elevation of a New Design of my Invention in the Palatian Stile. 4. The Elevation of Lowther Hall in Westmoreland Size: 490 x 250 mm. each Framed size: 710 x 490 mm Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Very good condition; some slight foxing and crease along the central fold. Attractive set of four engravings from Colen Campbell's "Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British Architect" Vitruvius Britannicus is one of the great eighteenth-century English architectural works. It illustrates, in a way, the social revolution that occured in the first half of the 18th century under the governance of Robert Walpole. Noble country estates as grand as any in continental Europe appeared throughout the land. These are buildings of Classical formality and grandeur, implying familial and imperial permanence, vast, symmetrical palaces that preside over their surroundings. Colen Campbell (1676-1729) was a descendant of the Campbells of Cawdor Castle in Scotland. As an architect, he favored the Palladian style and, through his own designs and withVitruvius Britannicus , helped establish it as the dominant style in great buildings, both public and private, in England. Cliefden House near Maidenhead was at one time a residence of Frederick, Prince of Wales, son of George II, but outlived by his father. The building burnt down in 1795. Engraved by HULSBERGH, HENRY.

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        A Narrative of Travels in Northern Africa, in the Years 1818, 19, and 20; Accompanied by Geographical Notices of Soudan, and of the Course of the Niger with a Chart of the Routes and a Variety of Coloured Plates Illustrative of the Costumes of the Several

      George Francis Lyon (1795 - 1832) was an Arctic and African explorer.  In 1818, he was sent with Joseph Ritchie by Sir John Barrow to find the course of the Niger River and the location of Timbuktu.  A year later they had only got as far as Murzouk where they both fell ill. Ritchie never recovered and died there, but Lyon survived and traveled further around the region.  A year after he left, he arrived back in Tripoli, the expedition being a complete failure.  This book recounts details of that expedition.  Upon return, he was promoted and in 1821 - the same year this book was published - given the command of HMS Hecla on his second attempt.  Lyon was reputed to have genuine informed interest in the culture and inhabitants of the lands he visited. Wearing Arab/Muslim dress and learning fluent Arabic he managed to blend in with the inhabitants of North Africa.  In the Arctic, he was tattooed by the Inuit and ate raw caribou and seal meat with them.  He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1827. This volume features the original half leather binding over marbled boards with leather corners, marbled page edges, and marbled endpapers.  The contents are superior - clean and bright with only light intermittent spotting.  The large folding map and all 17 hand-colored plates are present.  The only previous ownership marking are some collector notes in pencil on the ffep and a stamp stating "Withdrawn" from "The James Humphreys Collection" on the title page verso.  The original binding is preserved, but considerably worn at the edges.  The hinges are split and bear a crude leather overlay reinforcement at the top and bottom of the spine, which keeps the boards attached to the binding.

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        Treatise on the Venom of the Viper ; on the American Poisons ; and on the Cherry Laurel, and some other Vegetable Poisons. To which are annexed, Observations on the Primitive Structure of the Animal Body; Different Experiments on the

      London: John Cuthell, 1795. Leather. Good. Vol 1: xix, [1-blank],409, [1-blank],xiv (index). Vol 2: (2), ii, [1-blank], [1-errata], [1]-395], [1-blank], xiv (index), vi (explanation of plates), 10 folding plates, vii-xxii (continuation of explanation of plates) 8vo. Contemporary calf with red spine labels and simple gold rules. Rubbing and wear to the leather on both volumes, mostly at corners and head/tail spine. Volume 1 front joint split top 2 inches, headband lacking, otherwise sound. Volume 2 front joint split but holding (hinge fine), rear joint split top 2 inches. Spines darkened, most strongly at the base of Volume 2. 3 previous owners' names "Jacob Dewees" (with nice early paper label), O. H. Gibbs Physician and Surgeon Waldon Mich. Stamp, and signature of John P. Jacobs. Occasional foxing, light browning to the pages. Overall a good set. The second edition of this work, published in 2 volumes in London in 1795, after the greatly expanded French translation of 1781. This edition appears to be scarcer than the first edition, both in the trade and instititionally. "The starting point of modern investigations of serpent venoms. This work also includes Fontana's description of the ciliary canal in the eye of an ox. This structure does not appear in the human eye, but certain spaces in the trabeculra meshwork are often referred to as the spaces of Fontana. The greatly expanded French translation, 2 vols, 1781, includes Fontana's work on the anatomy of the nerves and nerve regeneration. Vol 2 discusses American poisons." (referring to the first edition in Italian, "Ricerche fisiche sopra il veleno della vipera". Lucca, J. Giusti, 1767). (Garrison/Morton 2103). Fontana, an Italian abbot, "was a distinguished naturalist and physiologist whose original and important researches on serpent venoms were published in Italian in 1767." Heirs of Hippocrates (628).

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        A Journey from Prince of Wale's Fort in Hudson's Bay, to the Northern Ocean. Undertaken.... For the Discovery of Copper Mines, a North West Passage, in the Years 1769, 1770, 1771 &1772

      London: A. Strahan & T. Cadell 1795, 1st Edition. () xliv,458pp. + 1 leaf (ads/binder's direction). Very good. Quarto in quarter leather and marbled boards, rebacked with original gilt spine laid down, marbled endpapers, large folding engraved map (frontispiece) with a couple of faint stains, and 8 folding engraved plates (including plans and views).Generally a clean copy with nice margins, maps unbacked with some foxing to folding maps and views and adjacent leaves. TPL 445; Streeter 3642; Hill p.141. Hearne played an important roll in ascertaining the relation between Hudson Bay and the Arctic Ocean by his exploration of Coppermine River. The Hudson's Bay company had long been interested in investigating the reports of copper mines to the north and sent for him from Churchhill northward. Hearne was the first man to travel overland to the Arctic Ocean and he discovered Great Slave Lake..

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        The Environs of London: Being An Historical Account Of The Towns, Villages, And Hamlets, Within Twelve Miles of that Capital: Interspersed With Biographical Anecdotes

      A. Strahan, For T. Cadell, 1795. Leather Bound. Very Good. 4to. Full contemporary leather. A handsone set. 5 bands, 6 spine compartments. London: A. Strahan, For T. Cadell, 1792-1800. 1st edition. Internally excellent, with clean, white pages. Fine blue pebbled end pages. Boards have been professionally reinforced with parchment binding tape. Minor edge wear to extremities. Light chipping to spine decor. See our pictures. <br><br> Includes: Vol. I, County of Surrey, 593 pp. (Frontispiece map of Surrey, lovely plates, some hand colored) <br>Vol. II, County of Middlesex, 598 pp. (Frontispiece map of Middlesex)<br>Vol. III, County of Middlesex, 706 pp. <br>Vol. IV, Hertfordshire, Essex and Kent, 724 pp. (Frontispiece map of Essex and Kent, lovely plates, some loss to spine leather)<br>Vol. V, 493 pp. With the Supplement & An Historical Account of Those Parishes in the County of Middlesex Not Described in the Environs of London (493 pages) with nine plates, some folding. <br>Includes: 85 plates (3 colored), 5 vignette titles, 1 letterpress title, 3 maps (Surrey, Middlesex, Kent), 2 folding tables, 1 folding plan, 9468 plates (3 colored), 5 folding plates, 2 folding tables, 1 folding plan: (94 plates tot)A significant work in London biography and genealogy.

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      London: Printed for A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1795.. xliv,458,[2]pp. plus five folding maps and four folding plates. Quarto. Contemporary tree calf, expertly rebacked in modern calf, tooled in gilt, red gilt morocco label. Neat repairs to extremities, internally bright and clean. Contemporary ownership signature of a Brooklyn resident on front fly leaf noting purchase price of $2.50 in 1856. Very good. Hearne was sent by the Hudson&#39;s Bay Company in 1769 to find a northwest passage via Hudson Bay and to explore the country for copper mines which had been reported by the Indians. After two initial failures, Hearne reached the Coppermine River in December of 1770 and followed it to its mouth on the Arctic coast. On his return he discovered Great Slave Lake. As a result of Hearne&#39;s explorations, any theory of a western exit was disproved, and much was learned and reported about the natural history and Indian tribes of the region. Curiously, it is to the great French explorer, La Perouse, that we owe the publication of Hearne&#39;s narrative, for it was La Perouse who discovered the manuscript when he captured Fort Albany on Hudson Bay. After the British recaptured the fort, La Perouse insisted on the publication of the manuscript by the Hudson&#39;s Bay Company, which honored his request with this handsome quarto volume and its marvelous maps and plates. A classic of American travel, by "the first white man to gaze on the Arctic or Frozen Ocean from the northern shores of the continent of America" (Lande). LANDE 1120. STREETER SALE 3652. SABIN 31181. BELL H73. HILL 791. TPL 445.

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        Theory of the Earth, with Proofs and Illustrations

      Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 2 vols. Edinburgh: printed for Cadell and Davies, London, and William Creech, 1795. Vol. 3 (edited by Sir Archibald Geikie), London: Geological Society, 1899. 3 vol. including the posthumous third part edited by Sir Archibald Geikie for the Geological Society. Half-titles, 6 folding engraved plates, small embossed stamp to upper outer corner of title and a few other leaves of vol.1 & 2, foxing to plates and text of vol.1 & 2, large plate of Mont Blanc defective in sky area (skilfully repaired and fairly unobtrusive with c.4 x 3cm. section supplied in pen and ink like clouds), modern half calf, by Bayntun of Bath, spines with gilt rules and black morocco labels, original printed wrappers to vol. 3 laid down and bound in at end (backstrip rubbed and soiled), very slight fading to spines, 8vo, Edinburgh and London, 1795-1899. David Branagan's ownership inscription. ---- PMM 247; Horblit 52a, Norman 1131 - FIRST EDITION. Very rare; classic work on geology. "His fundamental conception - now accepted as a matter of course, but then entirely new - was the doctrine of uniformatarianism. 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...Hutton had no clear idea of the significance of fossils for the theory of gradual evolution and not all his theories are now accepted, but his central ideas of uniformatarianism 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." PMM..

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        Limodorum nutans [Pl. 40]

      London: George Nicol, 1795-1819 [-1820]. Engraving, coloured by hand. Excellent condition. 21 x 15 inches. 23 3/4 x 18 1/4 inches. A fine image from the major work on the flora of India, Roxburgh&#39;s &#39;Plants of the Coast of Coromandel&#39;. A lavish work published over a 25-year period, depicting the plants life-size. A Scotsman by birth, Roxburgh studied medicine at Edinburgh University and made several voyages as surgeon&#39;s mate in East Indiamen before arriving at Madras in 1776 to take up the post of assistant surgeon. During the next few years, he spent much of his spare time studying the botany of the Carnatic, a region of southern India between the Eastern Ghats and the Coromandel coast. In 1779 he was stationed at Nagore, then in 1782 moved to Samalkot, a remote district 200 miles north of Madras with much flora in the adjacent hilly region. He remained at Samalkot until 1793 when he became superintendent of the Calcutta botanic garden, holding the office until his retirement in 1814. Before his appointment as the East India Company&#39;s botanist, Roxburgh had for some years "retained a painter constantly employed in drawing plants" which he then accurately described with added remarks on their uses. When he forwarded the first group of these drawings and descriptions to the Company&#39;s Court of Directors in England in 1791, they in turn forwarded them to Sir Joseph Banks who gave him his assent to the work on 4th July 1794. Jonas Drydander, Banks&#39;s librarian, was responsible for much of the editing, and dedicated to Roxburgh the genus "Roxburghia", the type specimen of which (Roxburghia gloriosoides). Cf. Dunthorne 269; Henrey III, 1289; Nissen BBI 1689

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        Nuova Raccolta di 100 Vedutine Antiche della Cittá di Roma e sue Vicinanze. Incise, e dedicate da Giovanni Brun a sua Eccelenza Rma. Monsr. D. Stanislao Sanseverino de&#39; Principi di Bisignano

      Rom, Presso il sud. Inc. 1795. 35 cm. Teil 1: gestochener Titel mit Vignette und 100 gestochene Ansichten auf 50 Tafeln, unten rechts signiert "Gio. Brun scul." Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung - Brunet IV, 903 - Cicognara 3847 - Thieme / Becker 27, 422 - Der erste Teil der Ansichtenfolge, es erschien noch ein zweiter Teil mit 35 Tafeln (70 Ansichten) des modernen Rom. Dieser Teil enthält überwiegend Ansichten antiker Bauwerke, außerdem Ansichten der Peterskirche, St. Maria Maggiore, Lateran, St. Paolo, Ponte Lamentano, Ponte Mammolo, Ponte Salario, Ponte Lugano. Breitrandiges Exemplar mit guten Abdrucken, der Einband hat Schabspuren, Rücken oben und unten abgestoßen, am Schnitt stellenweise leicht gebräunt - Sprache / Language: Italienisch / Italian -

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        The Mysteries of Udolpho, a Romance; Interspersed with some pieces of poetry (4 volumes)

      G.G. and J. Robinson, London, 1795. Third Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Good Condition. A mixed set with volumes I-III in the third edition (1795) and volume IV in the first edition (1794); uniformly bound in 1/4 leather over marbled boards. Hinges rubbed, split on volumes 2 and 3, but held firmly on by the cords, corners worn and bumped Scattered foxing, bookplates of Evan-Charles. Sutherland-Walker on the endpapers, general browning and wear to untrimmed page edges. Overall a charming set of this most famous of Gothic novels in a period binding. Volume 2 with the error on the title page reading volume IV (crossed out and corrected in pen). 428pp, 478pp, 463pp, 428pp. Size: Octavo (8vo). 4-volume set (complete). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 040649. .

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        Il Castello Di Otranto: Storia Gotica

      London: Molini, Polidori, Molini e Co, 1795. First Illustrated edition. Rebound one half calf with marbled paper to boards; gilt along edges of paper on boards & to edges of raised bands on spine. Black title plate to spine. Marbled endpages. Illustrated with black & white frontispiece & 6 black & white plates. Pages show some age darkening, mosreso to pages on either side of plates & to outer edges. Upper page edges soiled. Some faint waterstaining to upper pages, more visible on a few pages & plates toward centre of book. Some intermittent foxing, mostly to endpages & to plates. Light scoring in pencil to page 1-30. Contemporary gift inscription to the upper right corner of the first page.. First Edition in Italian. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Poems of -

      London: William Bulmer Shakespeare Printing Office, 1795. 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 . "Thanks to Bulmer, this is by far the handsomeest of contemporary volumes containing Bewick&#39;s work" (Ray)

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        Ruins at the Ancient City of Gour formerly on the banks of the river Ganges

      London: published for Thomas Daniell for Robert Bowyer, May 1795. Colour printed aquatint with hand-finishing by Thomas Daniell, on wove paper.19 1/4 x 25 1/4 inches. 21 x 27 1/2 inches. Rich, romantic view of an abandoned, ancient Indian city by Thomas Daniell Gaur, or Gour, is the name of what was once both a capital city and country in what is now Bengal, not far from the India-Bangladesh border. Apparently founded in the 6th century, it was the site of a Buddhist kingdom ruled by a man named Gopala. The Pala Dynasty, known to its enemies as the Lords of Gauda, reigned during the 8th century, and eventually was supplanted by the Sena Dynasty. No written record of Gaur exists prior to the Muslim Conquest of 1198 however. Since then, plunder, plague, neglect and the jungle have ruled. In addition, the course of the Ganges changed over the intervening period, lessening the region&#39;s usefulness. Very little remains of the city that was once there. Thomas Daniell here drew one of the more enduring ruins, what is probably the Great Golden Mosque or Bara Darwaza. It is intriguing from an architectural history view for its pointed arch and what appear to be octagonal towers. The Daniells&#39; Oriental Scenery is one of the finest illustrated works on India. Thomas Daniell and his nephew William spent nine years in India making studies, sketches and drawings of the scenery, architecture, and antiquities that graced the countryside. They then devoted a further thirteen years to publishing their remarkably accurate aquatints. In Britain, the impact was explosive. A cult of Indian architecture, landscaping and interior decoration arose, with the Royal Pavilion at Brighton as its centerpiece. The Daniells gave the English public their first accurate look at the exotic sub-continent. Their great achievement lay in their ability to blend the picturesque with the real, resulting in images that captured the European taste for sublime landscapes, while grounded in and faithful to their subjects. The Daniells brought the romance of the English landscape to the antiquities of India and provided England with an evocative vision of this wondrous country. Consisting of one hundred and forty-four views, published in six parts, the work was issued in seven stages: three sets of twenty-four plates titled Oriental Scenery with title dates of 1795, 1797, and 1801; twelve plates titled Antiquities of India dated 1799; twenty-four plates titled Hindoo Excavations dated 1803; twenty-four plates titled Views in Hindoostan dated 1807; and twelve further plates of Antiquities of India published without a title page in 1808. All plates were engraved by the Daniells and all are taken from their drawings save the twenty-four plates of Hindoo Excavations, which are after drawings by James Wales.

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        The United States Gazetteer: containing an Authentic description of the Several States. Their situation, extent, boundaries, soil, produce, climate, population, trade and manufactures. Together with the Extent, boundarires and population of their Respecti

      Philadelphia: F. and R. Bailey, 1795 [but 1794].. 12mo (6 4/8 x 4 inches). Engraved title-page. Engraved folding frontispiece map of the United States (small tear at the gutter), and 18 folding maps of Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, New Jersey, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Northwest Territory, Southwest Territory, Vermont and Virginia (some offsetting, some browning). Contemporary tree calf red morocco lettering-piece (rebacked to style, extremities bumped). Provenance: Contemporary ownership inscription of Dr. Alfred Whelen Paris, France, dated August 18th 1874 on front free endpaper, with his faint penciled signature on the title-page. "The maps I have drawn and engraved myself" (Scott "Preface") First edition of the first Gazetteer of the United States, with an early ownership inscription confirming the date of publication to be 1794 rather than 1795 as on the title-page. Philadelphia engraver and publisher Joseph T. Scott, along with fellow Philadelphian Mathew Carey, was one of the first American cartographic publishers: "The maps I have drawn and engraved myself, and I trust they will be found, on examination, as accurate as circumstances would admit, and probably more so than any collection of maps that has hitherto been published in the United States" (Scott "Preface"). Scott&#39;s gazetteer includes some of the most important early maps of the new "western" territories, as well as quite accurate depictions of the developing eastern states. Evans 29476; Sabin 78331; Howes S237. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

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      [Np, probably Madrid]: "Brambila lo delineó y gravó," [nd, ca. 1795].. Copper engraved landscape view, 30.4 x 45.2 cm. Paper watermarked "Ynfantado." In fine condition, with wide margins. Mounted. This fine view of the city of Santiago is one of very few original publications deriving from the Malaspina expedition to America, Australia, and the Pacific in the 1790s. Court intrigue and controversies in Spain meant that no official publication of the voyage ever appeared despite the original intention to produce a huge published account in the style of the French "grand voyages." It was with such a publication in mind that the expedition was designed to include a number of artists to record landscape as well as scientific and anthropological observations. The Milanese artist, Fernando Brambila, was commissioned, along with his fellow artist, Ravenet, to work on the latter part of the expedition, joining Malaspina&#39;s ships in Acapulco on their return from the northwest coast. Brambila stayed with the expedition from September 1791 until its return to Cadiz in September 1793. Aboard the Atrevida he drew views of Guam, the Philippines, Macao, Vavao, Chile, and Argentina. In Spain he prepared some of his drawings for engraving, in anticipation of the full official publication of the voyage - which never eventuated. Brambila became Director of Landscape Painting at the Academy of San Fernando, and later was attached to the court of Fernando VII. He died in Paris in 1842. His original drawing for this fine engraving survives in the Bauza collection at the University of Santiago; it is reproduced by Serrano (LOS PINTORES DE LA EXPEDICIÓN DE ALEJANDRO MALASPINA [Madrid, 1982], no. 154; see also Bonifacio de Carril, LA EXPEDICIÓN MALASPINA EN LOS MARES AMERICANOS DEL SUR. LA COLLECIÓN BAUJA 1789-1794 [Buenos Aires, 1961], plate X; and Julio Guillén y Tato, EXPOSICIÓN DE DIGUJOS Y GRABADOS DE LOS ARTISTAS QUE FIGURARON EN LAS EXPEDICIONES CIENTIFICAS [Las Palmas, 1952], no. 262; and Eugenio Pereira Salas, HISTORIA DEL ARTE EN EL REINO DEL CHILE [Santiago, 1965]). Serrano describes the drawing as "una espléndida vista de los campos que preceden a la ciudad, cuya silueta se observa al fondo...." Serrano also notes that Brambila&#39;s preparatory drawing for the engraving survives in the Museo Naval, Madrid.

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        A Voyage to Botany Bay

      London,: C. Lowndes and... H.D. Symonds, n.d. [circa 1795] &, 1801.. Octavo, engraved frontispiece and title vignette to the first work; a fine copy, completely uncut in original papered boards, spine partly defective, preserved in a folding cloth box. A desirable copy of an early pairing of the first two Barrington Botany Bay works; entirely as issued, uncut in original papered boards.By the time Barrington was transported to Botany Bay on the Third Fleet of 1791, his name was legendary in England due to his daring criminal exploits. Chapbook accounts of his trial were bestsellers, and unscrupulous London publishers were quick to exploit his notoriety to market a string of books on transportation and the new colony.The first work to bear his name was A Voyage to Botany Bay, which first appeared in 1795. A number of editions were published in this form, some dated, some undated as here; all editions are scarce. So popular was this account that A Sequel to Barrington's Voyage was issued in 1800. It was quickly reprinted in 1801, at which time the publisher then released the two works together, of which the present copy is an unusually fine example.Although these titles were certainly not the work of Barrington, they nonetheless provided considerable detail on eighteenth-century New South Wales not available elsewhere. Their popularity points to an English public whose appetite for news of the new colony was not satisfied by the more prestigious and expensive journals of the First Fleet officers.Garvey, 'George Barrington', AB17 & AB18; Wantrup, 26 (second work).

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        The Holy Bible, Ornamented with engravings by James Fittler from elebrated pictures by old masters

      A magnificent copy, of one of the most beautiful 18th century English Bibles, bound by C. Hering. 1795. London. Thomas Bensley. Two thick volumes in 4to (316 mm x 248 mm). Complete copy with 74 plates and two frontispieces. A most attractive slightly later English ?grain-long? red morocco gilt, signed by Hering, spine in compartments, lettered and tooled in gilt, boards with gilt fillets forming rectangles and with corner pieces, edges gilt, inner dentelle gilt, silk endpapers, magnificent binding, only slightly rubbed in hinges and corners, else fine. Generally remarkably fresh and clean, only a little offsetting to folios facing plates, a few foxing spots, else excellent. First edition illustrated by James Fittler. A profusely illustrated Bible; with 74 plates and two frontispieces, engraved by Fittler after Ryley, Van Dyck, Correggio, Rubens, Durer, Rivera, Coypel, Smirke, Rosso, Cortona, amongst many others. Certainly one of the most beautiful Bibles produced in England in the 18th century. The binding is signed by the foremost English binder of the 19th century, with his ticket on the reverse of the front endpaper. Several divisional titles, large paper copy, text in two columns, with excellent distribution of the text and beautiful typography. Misprint in Mark 7:27 ?Let the children first be killed? instead of ?filled?. Herbet, 1394.

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        The manual of liberty: or testimonies in behalf of the rights of mankind; selected from the best authorities, in prose and verse, and methodically arranged

      London : printed for H. D. Symonds, No. 20, Paternoster Row, 1795. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: [2],v,[3],406p. ; 8°. Halkett and Laing identify the compiler as - Marshall. ESTC citation no.: T79990. Subject: Liberty, Civil Rights, Human Rights - Quotations, maxims, etc. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Gilt cross-bands. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Abruzzo / Ultra

      Rara carta geografica del sud dell' Abruzzo, pieghe editoriali mm 350x435

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