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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and The New: Translated out of The Original Tongues: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, By His Majesty's Special Command. Appointed to be Read i

      Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1795. . Bound in full red leather with the covers and spines stamped and tooled in gilt. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Gilt inner dentelles. Chips, closed tears, and rubbing wear to the extremities of the covers. The front cover of Volume II is mostly seperated and the rear cover is starting to seperate. Folios measure 19 5/8 by 13 1/2 inches. Hard Cover. Book condition: Very good condition

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        Grundsätze der Evolutions der Cavallerie zum Unterricht junger Officiers. Mit acht und dreissig Kupfertafeln.

      Breslau, Hirschberg und Lisssa, 1795. 4to. Contemp. hcalf., raised bands, titllelabel with gilt lettering.Top of spine a bit worn. VIII,238,(1) pp. and 38 folded engraved plates. Internally clean and fine.. First edition

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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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        Gustav Moritz Armfeldts Landsverrätherey.

      Mit dem sehr ähnlichen Portrait des Verräthers. Ans den unter Autorität des Hofgerichts gedruckten Protocollen und Zeitungen ausgezogen. Deutschland. (Stralsund eller Berlin, 1795). 8:o. 196 s. Titelbladet med fint grav. porträtt föreställande G. M. Armfelt. Häftad och oskuren i nött samtida gråpappersomslag med rester av en handskriven titeletikett. Ryggen defekt och omslaget fläckigt samt med revor i häftningen. Den fina inlagan med sporadiska fuktränder, dock knappast störande, i övre och nedre marginalen.. Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 3352, noten. Bring Rättegångshandlingar 758:23. Trycktes även i svensk översättning i Stockholm samma år under titeln "Gustaf Mauritz, sitt fäderneslands förrädare" och utkom även på italienska. Dessa utdrag ur protokollen från Armfeltska processen sammanställdes av Nordenskiöld på Reuterholms uppdrag

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        Valley of Glencoe

      London: Published by Robert Andrew Riddell, 1795. Colour-printed aquatint. Full inscription at bottom of print reads: 'To the Most Noble George Marquis of Tweedale & this View of the Valley of Glencoe is respectfully Inscribed by His Lordships most obedient Humble Servant.' Very good condition apart from some light soiling, minor foxing, and several small losses in the margins. 14 7/8 x 17 1/2 inches. 17 1/2 x 22 1/4 inches. A fine plate of the scenic mountains of Glencoe in the Highlands of western Scotland. This beautiful image is most likely part of a pair prints depicting Glencoe that Riddell published in 1795. Robert Andrew Riddell was a landscape painter, who primarily depicted the scenic topography of Scotland in watercolour. He exhibited one of his works at the Royal Academy in 1793 and gave several of his paintings to the Scottish poet Robert Burns. Archibald Robertson (1765-1835) was a Scottish artist, very talented in both painting and printmaking, who immigrated to America around 1796 (soon after this print was published) where he had a successful career painting miniature portraits on ivory. He also produced a number of topographical prints of New York City places: "Collect Pond" of 1798 among others. A number of his miniature portraits are in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum. This early work of the Highland valley Glen Coe is an extraordinarily fine landscape print, aesthetically superior to Robertson's American prints, and a fine example of colour printed aquatint.

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        VALUABLE SECRETS CONCERNING ARTS AND TRADES

      1795. VALUABLE SECRETS CONCERNING ARTS AND TRADES or, Approved Directions from the Best Artists, for the Various Methods of engraving on Brass, Copper or Steel, of the Composition of Metals and Varnishes... etc. etc. Norwitch, Thomas Hubbard, 1795. Octavo. xxii,240pp. First American Edition. Ex-lib stamp on front pastedown and title page. Everything from engraving and painting to lost-wax casting of bronze to making jams and whipped cream. Leather, quite worn. Front board and endpaper detached.

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        Schweitzersches Museum. 1.-6. Jahrgang (1783-1790), 24 Bde. . Und: Neues Schweitzersches Museum (1793 - 1796; 5 Bde.).

      Kart.-Bde. der Zeit. (3 verschiedene Einbände), Gebrauchspurig, etwas stockfleckig Die Serie, ab 1793/94 "Neues Schweitzersches Museum", erschien bis zum 5. Jahrgang 1796. Hanns Heinrich Füssli (1744-1832), Schüler von Johann Jakob Bodmer, Johann Jakob Breitinger und Johann Jakob Steinbrüchel; ein Studienaufenthalt in Genf (1762-63) vertiefte den Einfluss Jean-Jacques Rousseaus, den er in Môtiers besuchte. 1763 führte eine Reise nach Rom zur Bekanntschaft mit Johann Jakob Winckelmann, der sein Verständnis der Antike prägte. F. nahm in Zürich an der sogenannten polit. Jugendbewegung (1762-68) teil; von 1765 bis zu deren Verbot 1767 war er Mitherausgeber der Zeitschrift "Der Erinnerer". 1765 wurde er Mitglied der Helvet. Gesellschaft (1773-81 Sekretär, 1782 Präsident). In der Folge wirkte F. als Lehrer und Historiker, Politiker, Verleger, Literat und Redaktor. In seinen polit. Anschauungen wurde er gemässigt patriotisch. 1775-85 war F. als Nachfolger Bodmers Prof. für vaterländ. Geschichte am Carolinum. Als Historiker arbeitete F. schon früh mit Quellen, u.a. in der Untersuchung über Hans Waldmann (1780). Er stellte Johannes von Müller seine Sammlung für dessen "Schweizergeschichte" zur Verfügung. F. stieg in die höchsten polit. Ämter auf: 1777 sass er im Gr. Rat von Zürich, 1785 im Kl. Rat, 1785-90 war er Obervogt von Erlenbach, 1790-96 von Horgen, 1793 Geheimer Rat, 1795 Obmann gemeiner Klöster. Im Stäfnerhandel (1794-95) nahm er eine vermittelnde Haltung ein. Während der Helvetik zählte F. zu den Unitariern: 1800-01 war er Mitglied und Präs. des gesetzgebenden Rats, 1802 Senator, Kl. Rat (Dep. des Innern) und zweiter Landesstatthalter (April 1802). Das Ende der Helvetik beendete F.s polit. Laufbahn; in Zürich, wo man ihm das Bombardement von Zürich (1802) vorwarf, konnte er jedoch das Grossratsmandat (1803-29) behalten. Ab 1770 war F. Mitbesitzer des Verlags Orell, Gessner, Füssli & Co., den er mit seinen Kenntnissen und seinem Beziehungsnetz zu einem führenden, der Aufklärung verpflichteten und die Volksaufklärung miteinbeziehenden deutschsprachigen Verlag machte. Hier gab er mehrere Almanache wie das "Schweitzerische Museum" (1783-90) und das "Neue Schweitzerische Museum" (1793-96) heraus und hier veröffentlichte er seine Reden und Schriften. Ab 1803 war F. Hauptinhaber der Firma Orell Füssli & Co. 1806-20 veröffentlichte er eine erweiterte Fassung des von seinem Vater herausgegebenen "Allg. Künstlerlexikons". 1803-21 war er als Redaktor der "Zürcher Zeitung" (ab 1821 NZZ) tätig.

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        Der Brand in Kopenhagen den 5, 6, und 7ten Junij, 1795.

      (København 1795). Med kobberstukket titelvignet efter Eckersberg, 5 kobberplancher (nr. 1 er tegnet af C.D. Fritzsch, til prospekterne 2-4 er som forlæg benyttet "Novus Atlas Daniæ", stik 24 og 26-28, og prospekt nr. 5 er tegnet af J.G. Friedrich) samt 1 kort. Blankt omslag. Titelbl. rep. With engraved title vignette after Eckersberg, 5 copperplates (no. 1 is drawn by C.D. Fritzsch, no. 2-4 after "Novus Atlas Daniæ" and no. 5 is drawn by J.G. Friedrich) and 1 map. Blank wrappers. Titlepage repaired

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        The Case of Labourers in Husbandry Stated and Considered, in Three Parts. Part I. a View of Their Distressed Condition. Part II. the Principal Causes of Their Growing Distress and Number, and the consequent increase of the poor-rate. Part III. Means of Relief Proposed. With an appendix; containing a collection of accounts, shewing the earnings and expences of labouring families, in different parts of the kingdom.

      Bath, R. Cruttwell, 1795. Large8vo. Bound in later half cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Presentation inscription from the auhtor to top of title page: "From the Author". Title page and first few leafes with brownspotting, otherwise a fine copy. Lacking the half title. Pp. 3-8, 200 + the errata slip inserted after the title page.. First edition of this landmark work in scientific social inquiry; constituting one of the earliest microeconomic- and consumer behavior analyses. Davies profoundly influenced social history and initiated the entire field of consumer behavior analysis, two areas of study which were to dominate 19th century economics, relevant not only to economic and social history, but also to present day economic analysis. Davies's work anticipates Eden's "The State of The Poor" (PMM 249) by two years. In the present work, Davies discusses in detail the causes of the poverty of agricultural labourers in England, linking the high prices of goods with poverty, and proposes measures to relieve the labourers, including linking their daily wage to the price of bread. Davies's observations demonstrated the failings of the contemporary Poor Laws and was by many seen as a direct criticism of the central policy making (or lack thereof). "The differences in consumption of poor and rich families excited attention and often compassion, but apparently never quantitative analysis, for many centuries. Finally in England in the 1790's two very different investigators made extensive compilations of workingmen's budgets. [Davies in 1795, Eden in 1797]. Both were stimulated to this task by the distress of the working classes at this time." (Stigler, The Early History of Empirical Studies of Consumer Behavior). "Was bread Giffen? The demand for food in England circa 1790" (in Review of Economics and Statistics, 1977, Vol. 59, issue 2, pp. 225-29). Koenker developed a problem in statistical demand analysis using samples from the budgets recorded in these works. "Two seminal budget studies by .. .Davies ... and ... Eden are employed ... to investigate the place of bread in the diets of English rural laborers at the end of the eighteenth century. Because of the considerable geographical and temporal dispersion in prices of foodstuffs found in these budgets, they afford a unique opportunity to study the influences of both prices and income on individual household consumption decisions. In particular a test is made of the famous hypothesis, attributed by Marshall to Robert Giffen, that a rise in the price of bread, ceteris paribus, increases its consumption among the lower classes." The budget studies to which Koenker refers comprise the 70-page appendix. Davies began collecting statistical data on the poor in 1787 while a rector in the parish of Barkham, Berkshire. "He collected six detailed budgets of 'typical' agricultural laborers living in Barkham and circulated these budgets widely to friends throughout the kingdom. Some of these correspondents were persuaded to produce similar budgets for their own localities. In 1795 Davies edited 127 of these budgets, wrote a dispassionate plea for a minimum wage law tied to the price of wheat, and published both as The Case of Labourers in husbandry." (Koenker). In making the case for government intervention Davies attacks rampant ignorance and prejudice toward the poor, in particular the notion that the poor are profligate creatures of habit. "It is wonderful how readily even men of sense give in to this censure." (p. 31).Davies's studies "were the first examples of studies in that long and semi-honorable liberal tradition of econometrically snooping into the private lives of the poor. By the mid 19th century such studies were being conducted all over Europe by such notables as Ernst Engel, Frederick Engels, Frederick LePlay and others." (Koenker, Applied Econometrics)David Davies (1742-1819), English clergyman and social commentator, was ordained in 1782 and became the rector of Barkham parish, where he remained incumbent until his death. Kress B2916Goldsmith 16422. Not in Einaudi

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        Chansons Patriotiques. Nouvelle Edition

      Dord: B. F. Morks, 1795. Bound with: ROUGET de LISLE. Autograph letter signed. 8vo (159 x 99 mm). 136 pp. Half-title, engraved title with revolutionary emblems. Very good, 2 or 3 marginal tears. Hand-colored etching of a Revolutionary tribunal cut round and mounted on front flyleaf. Modern marbled boards, preserving earlier gilt leather lettering-piece on backstrip (head of spine torn). Deckle edges. Tipped onto lower flyleaf is an ALS of Rouget de Lisle, dated 26 September 1827, signed in full Rouget de Lisle, one page, 8vo, with integral address leaf and postal inkstamp (trace of wax seal, small marginal loss to corner of address leaf).***& & Rare edition of 38 Revolutionary lyrics, opening with Rouget de Lisle’s “Hymne des Marseillois,” named the national anthem at around the time this collection was printed; with a tipped-in autograph letter signed by its author. & & Most of the songs supply the name of the popular tune to which they are to be sung. Included are the rare Hymne La Varseillois (Chanté sur différents Théatres, paroles du C. Delrieu, musique du C. Girout); Méhul and Chenier’s Chant du Départ, Hyme de Guerre, by “a Representative of the People”, later the official anthem of the Premier Empire; the popular and brutal Carmagnole des Royalistes, a song which long outlived the Terror; the awkwardly titled Couplets sur le danger de la patrie dans la nuit du 9 au 10 Thermidor; a Chanson Bachique et Patriotique, and various other chants patriotiques or civiques. OCLC lists 5 copies, all in Holland.& & Addressed to a Monsieur [Sautant?], a court usher (huissier audiencier pres des tribunaux) in Paris, the letter from Rouget de Lisle is an apology for neglecting a certain “trivial affair” which must be concluded with the addressee. He begs the huissier not to think that he has forgotten: "Victim of a difficult situation, duped by his own miscalculations and by the dishonesty of others," he cannot at present proceed, but hopes to do so during the first week of October (Au nom de dieu Monsieur, ne croyez point que je perde de vue la chétive affaire que nous avons à terminer ensemble. En proie à des circonstances pénibles, et dupe de beaucoup de mécomptes de ma part et de mauvaise foi de la part des autres, je ne puis faire ni ce que je pourrais, ni ce que je devrais. Je pousse à la [?] autant que je le puis, et, si ce n’est avant, ce sera dans les 1ers 8 jours d’8bre que j’en finirai avec vous.)

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        Strödde samlingar utur naturkunnigheten; till den heliga skrifts upplysning.

      Första-sjette flocken. Uppsala, J. F. Edman, 1795-1799, respektive J. Edman, 1788-89, respektive J. Edmans enka, 1792, respektive J. F. Edman, 1794. 8:o. (16),144 s. & 1 grav. plansch + (8),386 s. & 1 grav. plansch delad i två + (24),132 s. & 3 grav. plr, varav 1 utvikbar + (20),115,(1) s. & 2 grav. plr + (20),111,(1) + (8),149,(2) s. Två samtida nötta hfrbd med sparsamt guldornerade ryggar och röda titeletiketter samt runda deltiteletiketter, alla i papp. Rödstänkta snitt. Några fuktfläckar här och var, i synnerhet i de inledande delarna. Planscherna som vanligt i svaga avdrag. Med C. J. Krusells namnteckning på titelbladet till del IV och Theodor Jacobssons exlibris.. Första delen i tredje upplagan, andra delen i andra upplagan. Planscherna signerade G. Broling och P. Lundmark. Första delen omfattar ett bihang med anmärkningar av dansken J. D. Michaelis, vars hundra formulerade frågor till en dansk expedition till Arabien 1761 var en direkt inspirationskälla till Ödmanns arbete. Den beläste Ödmann sökte dock svaren i den befintliga europeiska litteraturen, i stället för på plats i Arabien. "Strödde samlingar" innehåller uppgifter och resonemang kring de djur, växter och den natur som omnämns i bibeln och i arbetet med verket rådfrågade Ödmann bl.a. vännerna Thunberg, Tingstadius och Gjörwell. Henning Wijkmark skriver i sin biografi över Ödmann att "han åsyftade en bibelns rehabilitering i en tid, då geografiska och naturvetenskapliga feltolkningar ej mindre än den arkaiserande stilen på många håll förringat dess anseende." Ödmann själv skriver i sitt förord: "Jag har icke, vid utgifvandet, föresatt mig någon viss ordning. Blandade ämnen pläga mest behaga. Vid hvarje flocks slut bifogas någon uti skriften ryktbar orts naturalhistoria, då deraf någon upplysning kan tillfalla bibelforskare." En tysk översättning utkom i samtiden

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        Beskrifning öfver Åland.

      Åbo, J. C. Frenckell, 1795. 8:o. (8),260 s. Samtida bra hfrbd med sparsam guldornering och beige titeletikett. Rödstänkta snitt. Ngt lagerfläckig, mest i början. Dedikationsbladet beskuret nedtill i Radloffs namn. Liten bläckfläck på s. 13-16. Bra ex. med Magnus Flincks namnteckning och von Dübens exlibris.. En klassisk landskapsbeskrivning som även innehåller botaniska och zoologiska uppgifter

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        Beskrifning öfwer Åland.

      Åbo, J. C. Frenckells Boktryckeri, 1795. (8) + 260 s. Samtida nött halvskinnband med guldornerad rygg med titeletikett. 18 X 11 cm. Titelbladet med namnteckning, något fläckat. Ägaranteckning på försättsbladet. Delvis solkig och småfläckad. Spricka i främre yttre fals. Skadad i övre kapitäl

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        Critisk afhandling, om den i kongl.

      Mynt-cabinettet, i Stockholm, förvarade silfver-haltige guld-pänning, som framledne herr assessor Keder velat hänföra till Oden, dess tid och religions-mysterer. Sthlm, J. P. Lindh, 1795. 8:o. (4),89,(3) s. & 1 grav. plansch. Häftad i samtida gråpappomslag. Oskuren. Fläckar på insidan av främre pärmen. Liten fläck på s. 57 och i yttermarginalen på s. 71. Bra ex. med L. F. Rääfs exlibris.. Setterwall 5089. Hesse 1582. Nicolas Keder beskrev i sin första numismatiska skrift, publicerad i tidskriften "Nova literaria maris Baltichi" år 1700, ett keltiskt mynt funnet i Sigtuna. Myntet var en efterbildning av en makedonisk stater, präglad för Filip II, och avbildade på ena sidan ett Apollonhuvud och på den andra ett tvåspann. Keder ville gärna tro att Apollonhuvudet var en bild av Oden och att tvåspannet på något sätt hörde ihop med den fornnordiska mytologin. Eric Skjöldebrand, i samtiden kanske mest känd som vitter författare, var konsul i Alger och hemförde 1766 därifrån både naturalier, etnografica och mynt

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        Taschenbuch auf das Jahr 1796 für Natur- und Gartenfreunde. Mit Abbildungen von Hohenheim und anderen Kupfern.

      J. G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung Die Tafeln zeigen die berühmte Gartenanlagen von Stuttgart-Hohenheim (u.a. römisches Bad, Rathaus, Wirtshaus, Boudoir, Schweizerhaus, eiserne Haus), Gebäude und Brunnen. Mit einer Fülle von Anleitungen für den Blumen- und Gartenfreund. Rücken gebrochen, Fadenheftung zum Schluss hin lose. Seiten vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Reizvoller, seltener Kalender.

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        [Portrait of Angelica Kauffman and Family]

      c. 1795. Engraving. Printed on laid paper. Collector mark bearing the initials E.O printed in blue ink on verso of sheet. In excellent condition. Image size: 22 x 15 1/16 inches. 25 ¾ x 16 5/8 inches. 31 x 21 ½ inches. An exceedingly rare self/family portrait by Raphael Morghen after a painting by Angelica Kauffman. Though the whereabouts of the original painting is not known, this is clearly a self-portrait of Angelica Kauffman (seated) with what appear to be two grown children and a son-in-law. She holds what is perhaps a portrait of her second husband, Francesco Zucchi, who died in 1795. Her children would have to have been from her unhappy first marriage. There is no title but rather a text in French about how virtue is instilled in children.This impressive portrait was painted by the celebrated artist Angelica Kauffman and engraved by the renowned Italian printmaker Raphael Morghen. Kauffman was a child prodigy, who executed her first commissioned work before the age of thirteen. As a child she traveled through Austria and Italy with her father, the painter Joseph Kauffman. She assisted him by painting the backgrounds of his works, but she quickly received her own commissions and established a reputation for herself as an accomplished painter. In 1766 she traveled to London, where she painted portraits and decorative paintings. She was a close friend of Reynolds and was one of the first female members of the British Royal Academy. Goethe called her "the most accomplished woman in Europe". Raphael Morghen received his first artistic training from his father, the accomplished engraver Filippo Morghen. Like Kauffman, Morghen was also a child prodigy, publishing his first engraving at the age of twelve. By the age of twenty he had established himself as one of the premiere engravers in Europe allowing him to garner countless commissions. He worked in Naples, Rome and Florence and produced over two hundred and fifty prints during his prolific career. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs

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        Lewerentz, 1795. 8:o.

      534,(2 blanka) s. Häftad i samtida gråpappomslag med handskriven ryggtitel. Omslaget ngt solkigt och med fläckar, ryggen med revor upptill och nedtill. Den rena inlagan har mot slutet en svag fuktrand nedtill. Med F. H. Rothliebs namnteckning och L. F. Rääfs exlibris.. Krok 2. Sammanskrevs ursprungligen som underlag för Hernquists elever vid Veterinärskolan i Skara och är en detaljrik sammanfattning av mineralogin, zoologin, botaniken och i viss mån astronomin. Arbetet är tänkt "at sätta en upmärksam naturforskare uti förtjusning, då han lyfter sina uplysta tankar på bergens grundläggning, skogens fägring, frucktbare trän, skuggrike lundar, gräsens ymnoga slag". Det är en av de omfångsrikaste naturalhistoriska läroböckerna i äldre tid i Sverige

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        af.

      Grunder, till kännedom af linie-skepp, för den studerande ungdomen vid kongl. Krigs-academien. År 1795. Sthlm, A. Zetterberg, 1796. 4:o. (8),75,(1) s. Häftad i samtida gråpappomslag. Ryggen defekt. Ställvis lagerfläckig, som vanligt mest i början och på slutet.. Fredric Henric af Chapman (1721-1808), mest berömd som skeppsbyggare, skrev detta sammandrag för den nyinrättade krigshögskolan vid Karlberg

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        Läsning för landtman. Af et sällskap. Första häftet - tredje häftet. + Läsning i blandade ämnen. N:o 1- 32. Första årgången - tredje årgången.

      Stockholm, Henrik Andersson Nordström, 1795-96/1797-99. 3 + 32 häften bundna i fyra volymer. (2) + 79 + (1) + (2) + 128 + (2) + 136 + (4) +102 + (2) + 182 + (2) + 107; (4) + 157 + (1) + (2) + 176 + (4) + (2) + 138 + (2) + (2) +205 + (1) + (4) + 188; (2) + 190 + (2) + 89 + (2) + 1 blank + (4) + 135 + (1) + (2) + 116 + (1) + 1 blank + (2) + 157 + 1 blank + (2) + 120; (2) + 151 + 1 blank + (10) + (2) + 215 + 1 blank + (2) + 131 + (5) s. + 3 utvikbara graverade planscher. Samtida halvskinnband med guldornerade ryggar med fem upphöjda bind och med röda snitt. 17,5 X 11 cm. En del lagerfläckar

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        Der Heilige Krieg, wie derselbe geführet wird von Christo Jesu, dem ewigen und allmächtigen König, wider den Teuffel, den Fürsten der Finsterniss, um und über die menschliche Seele, beschrieben von Johannes Bunian

      Baltimore: Samuel Saur, 1795. Very Good -. [8], 304 p.; 17 cm. Signatures: pi4 A-2B6 2C2 (12mo). Contemporary half calf; red morocco spine label with gilt-tooled decoration and title: Heiliger Krieg. Marbled paper over boards. Woodcut head-pieces and tail-pieces. Evans, 28371; Bötte & Tannhof, First Century of German Language Printing in the U.S.A., 964. Translation of: The Holy War. "Nunmehro aber allen, die lieber unter Christo ein seliges, als unter dem Satan ein unseliges Leben führen wollen, im Hoch-deutschen nachgeführt." Pages 198-201 are substituted for pp. 150-153, which are lacking (this mistake in binding is found in some copies, but not all). Errors in pagination found in all copies: pp. 97-240 are misnumbered 98-241. Errors in signing found in all copies: B3 missigned B5, L3 missigned J3, N3 missigned R5, T2 missigned T3, T3 is missigned T5, U2 is not signed, and U3 is missigned U2. Small label on front free endpaper verso with initials in pencil: Mgh. Lacking frontispiece found in some copies. Otherwise in Very Good- Condition: edges are rubbed; corners bumped, particularly upper front corner; leather separated for 2 cm. from tail along front joint and 1 cm. across spine; light foxing and occasional soiling throughout. A solid copy of this scarce German translation of John Bunyan's The Holy War.

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

      Paris: Chez Agasse, L'an III de la République, [1795] First edition. Contemporary half calf, flat spine decorated in gilt with red morocco lettering-piece, head of spine neatly repaired. . Octavo. A few brown marks, paper flaw on pp. 345/6 with text slightly affected. Overall a good, clean copy. "Unlike Godwin, he does not preach absolute equality, but equality of opportunity. While progress is limited by human nature, as men desire freedom, so they will obtain it and the equality that goes with it. Knowledge of this can come only from proper education, and this explains Condorcet's zeal to improve it. Despite his aversion to religion, his ethical theory stresses human impulses of sympathy and social feelings; it exercised considerable influence on Comte. But it is as the most fully developed exposition of the progress of man that Condorcet's work is now remembered, and it is this which has given it its lasting appeal" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 246).

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        Critisk afhandling, om den i kongl.

      Mynt-cabinettet, i Stockholm, förvarade silfver-haltige guld-pänning, som framledne herr assessor Keder velat hänföra till Oden, dess tid och religions-mysterer. Sthlm, J. P. Lindh, 1795. 8:o. (4),89,(3) s. & 1 grav. plansch. Samtida ngt fläckigt ljusblått glättat pappbd med blekt röd titeletikett med texten: "Keders penning". Rödstänkta snitt. Några enstaka obetydliga småfläckar i inlagan. Lite blyertskludd på s. 49.. Setterwall 5089. Hesse 1582. Nicolas Keder beskrev i sin första numismatiska skrift, publicerad i tidskriften "Nova literaria maris Baltichi" år 1700, ett keltiskt mynt funnet i Sigtuna. Myntet var en efterbildning av en makedonisk stater, präglad för Filip II, och avbildade på ena sidan ett Apollonhuvud och på den andra ett tvåspann. Keder ville gärna tro att Apollonhuvudet var en bild av Oden och att tvåspannet på något sätt hörde ihop med den fornnordiska mytologin. Eric Skjöldebrand, i samtiden kanske mest känd som vitter författare, var konsul i Alger och hemförde 1766 därifrån både naturalier, etnografica och mynt

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        Beskrifning öfver Åland.

      Åbo, J. C. Frenckells boktryckeri, 1795. 8:o. (8),260 s. Lätt nött marmorerat pappbd från 1800-talets mitt med brandgul titeletikett i glättad papp och marmorerade snitt. Titeletikett med mindre nagg i höger kant. Ngt lagerfläckig.. En klassisk landskapsbeskrivning som även innehåller botaniska och zoologiska uppgifter. Här berättas bl.a. att den sista älgen på Åland sköts 1778 i Flaka, men att varg vid denna tid ännu fanns på öarna. Provinsialläkaren i Åbo och senare i Norrtälje, Fredric Vilhelm Radloff (1765-1838), gav även ut "Beskrifning öfver norra delen af Stockholms län" (1804-05). Efter Rysslands övertagande av Finland 1809 lämnade Radloff en skrift till kejsaren om det finska folkets ursprung, vilket renderade honom posten som referendariesekreterare vid regeringskonseljens kansliexpedition

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        Chansons Patriotiques. Nouvelle Edition

      B. F. Morks Dord: B. F. Morks, 1795. Bound with: ROUGET de LISLE. Autograph letter signed. 8vo (159 x 99 mm). 136 pp. Half-title, engraved title with revolutionary emblems. Very good, 2 or 3 marginal tears. Hand-colored etching of a Revolutionary tribunal cut round and mounted on front flyleaf. Modern marbled boards, preserving earlier gilt leather lettering-piece on backstrip (head of spine torn). Deckle edges. Tipped onto lower flyleaf is an ALS of Rouget de Lisle, dated 26 September 1827, signed in full Rouget de Lisle, one page, 8vo, with integral address leaf and postal inkstamp (trace of wax seal, small marginal loss to corner of address leaf).*** Rare edition of 38 Revolutionary lyrics, opening with Rouget de Lisle’s “Hymne des Marseillois,” named the national anthem at around the time this collection was printed; with a tipped-in autograph letter signed by its author. Most of the songs supply the name of the popular tune to which they are to be sung. Included are the rare Hymne La Varseillois (Chanté sur différents Théatres, paroles du C. Delrieu, musique du C. Girout); Méhul and Chenier’s Chant du Départ, Hyme de Guerre, by “a Representative of the People”, later the official anthem of the Premier Empire; the popular and brutal Carmagnole des Royalistes, a song which long outlived the Terror; the awkwardly titled Couplets sur le danger de la patrie dans la nuit du 9 au 10 Thermidor; a Chanson Bachique et Patriotique, and various other chants patriotiques or civiques. OCLC lists 5 copies, all in Holland. Addressed to a Monsieur [Sautant?], a court usher (huissier audiencier pres des tribunaux) in Paris, the letter from Rouget de Lisle is an apology for neglecting a certain “trivial affair” which must be concluded with the addressee. He begs the huissier not to think that he has forgotten: "Victim of a difficult situation, duped by his own miscalculations and by the dishonesty of others," he cannot at present proceed, but hopes to do so during the first week of October (Au nom de dieu Monsieur, ne croyez point que je perde de vue la chétive affaire que nous avons à terminer ensemble. En proie à des circonstances pénibles, et dupe de beaucoup de mécomptes de ma part et de mauvaise foi de la part des autres, je ne puis faire ni ce que je pourrais, ni ce que je devrais. Je pousse à la [?] autant que je le puis, et, si ce n’est avant, ce sera dans les 1ers 8 jours d’8bre que j’en finirai avec vous.)

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        Utg.).

      Nordia. 1795. 1-(4). Köpenhamn, N. Möller og sön, (1795-96). 8:o. Grav. utvikbart titelblad,+ (6),+ 326 s; grav. titelblad,+ (6),+ 280; 286,+ (2); 192 s. Deltitelbladet till februarinumret (s. 121 i första delen) med äldre papperslagning i övre hörn. tredje och fjärde delen med lätta lagerfläckar. Samtida hfrbd, guldornerade ryggar med upphöjda bind och beige titeletiketter, etikett till andra bandet något trasig. Två volymer. Ur Magnus Flincks bibliotek på Vegeholm med hans namnteckning, och med von Dübens exlibris i första bandet. Bibl. danica IV, 612. Allt som utkom. Månadsskrift utgiven januari och november 1795. Utgiven av juristen, historikern och skandinavisten J. K. Høst I första bandet (januari till mars) var även Fr. Høegh-Guldberg och Ped. Horrebow Haste medredaktörer. Jens Kragh Høst (1772-1844) var en tidig och en ivrig förespråkare för samförstånd mellan Nordens folk och för en gemensam nordisk kultur. Han besökte Sverige ett flertal gånger och knöt kontakter med svenska författare m.fl. Han var en av skaparna av Det skandinaviska litteraturselskab, 1796. "Nordia" innehåller många recensioner och anmälningar av både dansk och svensk litteratur, översättningar til danska av bl.a. Kellgren och Lenngren samt bidrag på originalspråket. I aprilnumret finns en nekrolog över C. M. Bellman och en karaktäristik över hans sånger samt en översättning av Fredmans epistel nummer 35 av Høst

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE BRITISH EMBASSY TO CHINA, IN THE YEARS 1792, 1793

      1795. ANDERSON, Aeneas. A NARRATIVE OF THE BRITISH EMBASSY TO CHINA, IN THE YEARS 1792, 1793, AND 1794; CONTAINING THE VARIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE EMBASSY, WITH ACCOUNTS OF CUSTOMS AND MANNERS OF THE CHINESE; AND A DESCRIPTION OF THE COUNTRY, TOWNS, CITIES, &C. &C. London: Printed for J. Debrett...1795. [a2, b4-c4, B4-2Q4] 278 pp. + [2] + [24] pp. 4to., original calf boards, corners and edges worn, backstrip missing, half bound with cloth tape, of which the top 5 inches is missing. Owner's nautical bookplate to front pastedown, with small clipping noting the American edition tipped in. Small auction sticker affixed to blank verso facing title page. Minimal foxing in the text. Appendix: Remarks on Board his Majesty's Ship the Lion, in the Yellow Sea. (Cordier 2386) An account of the important Macartney Embassy to China. Complete, sold with all faults of condition.

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        The History of Poland, From Its Origin As A Nation To The Commencement Of The Year 1795. To Which Is Prefixed An Accurate Account Of The Geography And Government Of That Country, And The Customs And Manners Of Its Inhabitants

      London, printed for Verner and Hood 1795. First edition octavo 14cms x 21cms Preface vii signed S.J. 500 pages plus unpaginated index. illustrated with engraved frontis of General Kosciusko, Fold out map approx 40 cms x 40cms of Poland with the dismembered provinces and Prussia. Very good and sound original leather boards, spine rebacked, later endpapers.

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        American State Papers . . . Official Letters to the Honorable American Congress, Written, During the War . . ., By His Excellency, George Washington

      London: G.G. and J. Robinson, Cadell Junior and Davies, W. Richardson, et. al., 1795. Complete in original leather bindings with marbled endpapers. Vol 1 has viii introductory pages and 364 text pages. Vol 2 has 384 text pages. Tight binding with sound hinges. Clean pages with some very slight occasional foxing. Original leather binding shows some wear but is holding together quite well. Much of the gilt decoration and lettering has rubbed away. Remarkable content. Written by Washington while he was Commander in Chief of the Continental Forces. Letters run from 24 June 1775 to 31 December 1778. See Howes W142 and Sabin 101731. . First Edition. Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Tiberii Cavallos Fullständiga Afhandling om Electriciteten.

      Öfversttning jemte Tillägg och Anmärkningar af Carl. Gust. Sjöstén, Carl Pet. Ohrling. Första - Tredje Bandet. Lund 1795-1796. tryckt hos Prof. Joh. Lundblad, på Öfversärrarnes förlag. 8:o. (14),207,(2); (2),387,(1); (2),139,(13) s. + 8 utvikbara graverad planscher. Samtida halvskinnband i kalv. Nött gulddekorerad rygg. Professionellt lagad bakre yttre fals. Nya för- och eftersättspapper. Nyare marmorerat pärmpapper. Älre anteckningar på sista blanka bladet. Ren inlaga. 18 x 11,5 cm.. Tredje Delens titel: Tiberii Cavallos Försök med Electricitetens Bruk uti Medicinen

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        PIECES FROM M. DE FLORIAN

      No publisher listed London: No publisher listed, 1795. [1]-55 pages of text, followed by [i] blank. Title page slightly toned. Final blank page slightly soiled. Bound in modern (circa 1960) stiff brown paper wrappers. Two poems in French with English translation on facing page. Poems are "Ruth: Eglogue" or "Ruth: An Eclogue" and "La Poule De Caux" or "The Darking Pullet." On title page is written "David Pennant Esq with the Translator's compliments" and much in light pencil. May lack a corresponding title page in French. France, Fables. Pages are 9+7/8" in height. Bibliographic information regarding this imprint is evasive.. First (presumed) edition. Paperback. Very good- condition. Quarto (4to).

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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. Yes. 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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        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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        Försök till svensk nomenklatur för chemien, lämpad efter de sednaste uptäckterne.

      Stockholm och Upsala på Silverstolpes förlag [1795] 31 (1) s. Häftad. Nött och fläckad. Sista bladet delvis lossnad. Genomgående fuktfläck i nedre marginal (främst de sista sidorna)

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        Nuova Raccolta di 100 Vendutine Antiche della Citta di Roma e sue Vicinanze ; Nuova Raccolta delle Vendutine Moderne Della Citta di Roma.

      Incise a bullino da Domenico Pronti. Tomo I-II. Roma. Presso il Sud. Incisore. No date. Ca 1795. Engraved title + 100 engravings on 50 plates; Engraved title + 70 engravings on 35 plates. Blind embossed cloth. Title and gilt lines on spine. Spine faded. Boards with some soiling. Upper board with small worming lower edge. 28 x 21 cm

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        Specifico Antivenereo nuovamente scoperto nella virtu' delle due piante americane agave e begonia.

      Prima traduzione dallo spagnuolo. Paolo Giunchi, Roma 1795. 8vo. VIII+149 pages + two foldout coloured engravings. Bound in a near contemporary halfleather binding of calf with gilt decoration on the spine. Label on the front cover partly removed. Two bookplates on pastedown. Inside is nice, crisp an clean.. First translated edition of Balmis' treatise on the benefits of agave and begonia, which was published in Madrid the year before. Balmis (1753-1819) was a Spanish physician, who studied veneral diseases and believed that agave and begonia could be used for the cure. In 1804 he lead an expedition to the Americas to hand out a vaccine for smallpox

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        Cries of London, Plate 8, Round & Sound Five Pence a Pound Duke Cherries

      London: Published by Colnaghi & Co. No. 132 Pall Mall, June 25, 1795. Colour printed stipple engraving. Printed on wove paper. In good condition with the exception of being trimmed just outside the platemark on upper and side margins. A paper loss on the bottom margin has been expertly infilled. Edges of upper right and left corners are missing. Margins are scuffed with slight traces of surface soiling. Image size: 14 x 11 inches. 17 3/8 x 13 inches. A wonderful image of a cherry seller from Wheatley's famous "Cries of London" series. The "Cries of London" was a recurring theme in English printmaking for over three centuries. These colourful prints form a visual record of London's "lower orders", the peddlers, charlatans, street hawkers, milkmaids, and grocers who made their living on the city streets. They give the viewer a glimpse of a long forgotten London where tradesmen would advertise their wares with a musical shout or a melodic rhyme. Different versions of the "Cries" vary in tone from idealistic visions of contented street vendors to satirical caricatures of humorous urban figures. One of the most famous series of "London Cries" is the group of pretty pictures executed by Francis Wheatley. Wheatley's series was immensely popular and enjoyed a long period of success in the English print shops. Between 1792 and 1795 Wheatley exhibited 14 paintings of the "Cries" at the Royal Academy. The pictures attracted a great deal of attention at the exhibition and Colnaghi & Co. quickly agreed to publish a series of engravings after Wheatley's famous series. Only thirteen of the fourteen paintings were engraved and they were offered for sale individually or in a portfolio collection. The prints, which were executed in stipple, were engraved by some the most noted engravers in England; artists such as Luigi Schiavonetti, Giovanni Vendramini and Thomas Gaugain all contributed their work to the series. Complete collections of the "Cries" remained immensely popular, and by 1910 they were fetching more than James Audubon's folio "Birds of America" at auction. This lovely print is plate eight in the series and depicts a cherry seller weighing out a portion of cherries for two eager children. Roberts F. Wheatley, R.A. His Life and Works London, 1910, pp.28-32

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        Cries of London, Plate 10, Old Chairs to Mend

      London: Published by Colnaghi & Co. No. 132 Pall Mall, Sept. 1, 1795. Colour printed stipple engraving. Printed on wove paper. In good condition with the exception of being trimmed just within the platemark on all sides. Margins have some loss to surface of paper. Traces of glue residue on verso of sheet. Small sections of lost paper on upper and bottom margin has been expertly infilled. Image size: 14 x 11 inches. 16 5/8 x 13 1/4 inches. A wonderful image of a chair mender from Wheatley's famous "Cries of London" series. The "Cries of London" was a recurring theme in English printmaking for over three centuries. These colourful prints form a visual record of London's "lower orders", the peddlars, charlatans, street hawkers, milkmaids, and grocers who made their living on the city streets. They give the viewer a glimpse of a long forgotten London where tradesmen would advertise their wares with a musical shout or a melodic rhyme. Different versions of the "Cries" vary in tone from idealistic visions of contented street vendors to satirical caricatures of humorous urban figures. One of the most famous series of "London Cries" is the group of pretty pictures executed by Francis Wheatley. Wheatley's series was immensely popular and enjoyed a long period of success in the English print shops. Between 1792 and 1795 Wheatley exhibited 14 paintings of the "Cries" at the Royal Academy. The pictures attracted a great deal of attention at the exhibition and Colnaghi & Co. quickly agreed to publish a series of engravings after Wheatley's famous series. Only thirteen of the fourteen paintings were engraved and they were offered for sale individually or in a portfolio collection. The prints, which were executed in stipple, were engraved by some the most noted engravers in England; artists such as Luigi Schiavonetti, Giovanni Vendramini and Thomas Gaugain all contributed their work to the series. Complete collections of the "Cries" remained immensely popular, and by 1910 they were fetching more than James Audubon's folio "Birds of America" at auction. This lovely print is plate ten in the series and depicts an industrious craftsman mending chairs outside a simple house; St. Paul's is pictured in the background. Roberts F. Wheatley, R.A. His Life and Works London, 1910, pp.28-32

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        Prolegomena ad Homerum, sive de operum homericorum prisca et genuina forma variisque mutationibus et probabili ratione emendandi.

      Scripsit Frid. Aug. Wolfius. Volumes I. Halle, e libraria Orphanotrophei, 1795. 8vo. (6),+ CCLXXX pp. Contemporary half calf, with finely renovated gilt spine with raised bands and red and blue labels, red edges. PMM 248. All published. First edition of Wolf's important introduction to the study of Homer, the start of modern philology, and which "... laid the foundations for the dominance of German philology in the nineteenth century". F. A. Wolf's (1759-1824) best and most productiv years was as professor in Halle from 1783 and to the invasion of Napoleon in 1806, when the university was temporarily closed down

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        Abbildung und Beschreibung des Telegraphen oder der neuerfundenen Fernschreibemaschine in Paris und ihres innern Mechanismus. Von einem Augenzeugen. Mit Kupfern, welche diese Maschine auf dem Louvre in Ruhe, und in ihrem Gange darstellen. Zweite ganz umgearbeite (sic) wie auch mit noch einem neuen Kupfer und Anhange vermehrte Auflage. Nebst einer leicht ausführbaren Anweisung, mit äußerst geringen Kosten Telegraphen zu verfertigen, durch welche man in ziemlichen Entfernungen korrespondieren kann

      Leipzig, Baumgärtner 1795. 22 cm. 16 Seiten mit 5 Kupfertafeln, davon 1 koloriert. Umschlag der Zeit - Engelmann, Mechan. 2 - Wheeler Gift vergleiche 626 - Poggendorff vergleiche I, 419 - Gegenüber der im gleichen Jahr erschienenen ersten deutschen Ausgabe erweitert um eine Anweisung zur Herstellung eines Telegrafen. Die Ingenieure Claude und Ignace Urbain Chappe stellten 1793 ihre Erfindung dem Konvent der Französischen Republik vor. Wegen des erfolgreich verlaufenen Versuchs wurde 1793 die erste öffentliche optische Telegraphenlinie zwischen Paris und Lille eingerichtet (Darmstädter, Handbuch S. 258 und 261). Das Frontispiz zeigt die Sendestation auf dem Louvre zu Paris, das koloriert Kupfer technische Einzelheiten, die weiteren Kupfer Flügelstellungen, deren "Übersetzung" ins Alphabet sowie den Text der ersten telegrafischen Nachricht des Konvents nach Lille. Vereinzelt Stockflecken und papierbedingt gebräunt. -

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        TEXT FROM THE LIFE OF SAINT CHRYSOGONUS AS WELL AS SAINT CLEMENT AND SAINTS AGAPE, CHIONIA, AND IRENE

      1150. 464 x 330 mm (18 1/4 x 13"). Double column, 38 lines, in a very fine, beautifully controlled Iberian protogothic book hand. WITH AN EXTREMELY STRIKING EIGHT-LINE "O" in blue and burnished gold on an orange and magenta ground, THE INNER SPACE OF THE LETTER OCCUPIED BY much strapwork and A STRUTTING BIRD WITH A HUMAN HEAD. With prickings visible all along the edge of the inner margin, guide letter for the decorated initial. A small open tear at the bottom (well away from the text), otherwise in a very fine state of preservation. This memorably decorated leaf comes from a handsomely written and decorated monumental Passional--i.e., a lectionary, or collection of readings, from the lives of Christian martyrs read on their feast days during the night office at Matins. The leaf is of considerable interest for, among other things, its beautiful scribal hand and its Spanish origin. The text here includes portions of the passion (or "passio") of each of the following early martyrs (with reference to the "Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina" numbers identifying the texts): Chrysogonus with Agape, Chionia, and Irene (2 April, no. 1795 for the opening passage on Chrysogonus) along with the conclusion of Clement (23 November, no. 1848). The text is written in an Iberian pregothic book hand with many of the recognized characteristics of this script: "pp" fusion, elongated head stroke of the final "t," persistence of the visigothic abbreviation "oms" for "omnes," some Spanish spellings (e.g., "pacientia," "milicia"), and distinctive form of the letters "f," "g," and "x" (see Albert Derolez, "The Palaeography of Gothic Manuscript Books," Plates 8 and 14, and S. Harrison Thomson, "Latin Bookhands," Plates 112 and 113). The handsome script has close affinities with two important manuscripts of about 1180 from the general area of León and the larger ecclesiastical province of Burgos of which it was a part: Morgan Library M. 939 from the scriptorium of Sahagún, and the Cardeña Beatus, broken up in the 19th century, with folios in various collections, including the Metropolitan Museum and the Museo Arqueológico in Madrid (see the 1993 Metropolitan Museum exhibition catalogue "The Art of Medieval Spain," 153, 156). Previously sold fragments of the present Passional have a marked Mozarabic character. Saints memorialized on sister leaves, Justus and Abundius, were virtually unknown outside Spain, but were major saints in the Mozarabic calendar, as was Theodosia, and a number of the dates for saints' days follow Mozarabic, rather than Roman, usage. The localizing of these leaves derives especially from evidence found on another sister leaf which includes a passio for Claudius, Lupercus, and Victoricus. This passio represents a major feast day for minor saints, something plausible only in a place central to the cult of the saints in question, which in this instance was apparently still in the process of development during the 11th and 12th centuries. According to the earliest version of this passio--it dates only from the 11th century--the three men were Roman soldiers martyred in León and buried together in the same tomb. Eventually a Benedictine monastery dedicated to the three saints was established on the presumed martyrdom site in the environs of the city, and in 1173, in the presence of a papal legate, these relics were translated to a shrine inside the church, which occasioned numerous miracles. Earlier, in the mid-11th century, Ferdinand I of Castile had other relics of the three martyrs transferred to the Colegiata de San Isidoro in León in the process of renovating the church, when he also established a royal mausoleum there for the kings of Castile and León. Quite probably, therefore, our Passional leaf comes from an important church somewhere in the region of León. Christians in Muslim Spain (i.e., Mozarabs) had fled to León in the 10th century, and in the 11th and 12th centuries, that city was a major center of Mozarabic culture, a fact that further corroborates the conjectural provenance here. In addition to the fact that it is beautiful, this leaf is especially desirable because it represents early material that is rarely seen on the market. Because the Passional became obsolete (as did other lectionaries used at Matins), being subsumed by the Breviary, the vellum they were written on was reused for other purposes, as evidenced by the many surviving fragments of such manuscripts recovered from bindings. To find an individual 12th century leaf of this quality and size in especially attractive condition is consequently exceptionally lucky. The fact that the leaf comes from Spain, a source for very little available early paleographical material, is so much the better.

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        Karte von der Inselwelt Polynesien oder dem fünften Welttheile. Nach Djurberg und Roberts Neu verzeichnet herausgegeben von Franz Joh. Jos. Reilly. Altkolor. Kupferstichkarte von Kil. Ponheimer. Wien, 1795. 48 x 64 cm (Blattgröße 63 x 78 cm).

      'Auf dieser Karte sind die Reisen aller Weltumsegler und anderer Seefahrer angezeigt, die sich entweder durch die ganze Südsee oder doch durch einen Theil derselben erstreckten ...'.- Verzeichnet sind die Routen von Cook, Byron, Magellan, Marshall, Tasman u.a.- Das kartographierte Gebiet erstreckt sich von der Südspitze Chinas über die Phillipinen, Neu Guinea und Australien bis nach Neuseeland, wobei auch kleine Inselgruppen wie Freundschafts-, Gesellschafts- und Sandwich-Inseln erfaßt sind.- Leicht angestaubt, im breiten weißen Außensteg leicht fingerfleckig.

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        A new map of North America with the West India Islands, South half. Grenzkolor. Teil-Kupferstichkarte von E.F. Kino (aus 'A new universal atlas' bei Laurie & Whittle. London), um 1795. 50,5 x 58,5 cm.

      Westlicher Teil einer von 2 Platten gedruckten Amerika-Karte. Zeigt Mexiko von St. Barbara bis zur Costa Rica.- Mit kleiner Insetkarte von Californien.- Eusebio Francisco Kino (Segno 1645 - 1711 Magdalena de Kino) war ein Missionar der Jesuiten. Seine Tätigkeit führte ihn nach Mexiko und den Südwesten der USA. Er entdeckte, daß Kalifornien keine Insel ist.- Vereinzelt minimale Wurmlöcher.

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        [MANUSCRIPT MEMORANDUM CONCERNING COPPER MINING AND EXPLORATION IN CARVER LAND GRANT IN THE GREAT LAKES REGION, SIGNED BY WILLIAM PATERSON, HENRY KNOX, AND FOUR OTHERS, AND INVOLVING ALEXANDER HAMILTON]

      [Np]. March 13, 1795.. [1]p. plus integral docketing leaf. Small quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old folds. Minor soiling. Narrow strip of later paper attached to left edge. Very good. In a brown half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. A significant memorandum signed by several important Revolutionary- era figures, including William Paterson and Henry Knox, concerning a joint venture to investigate copper mines in the Great Lakes region on the so- called Carver Grant. Many public figures in the founding days of the United States dabbled in land speculation and other similar ventures. This group of eminent Americans was apparently involved with the Carver Grant, a land grant totaling hundreds of square miles located in western Wisconsin and in Minnesota (including the present- day location of Saint Paul), which was supposedly given to explorer Jonathan Carver by two local Sioux chiefs in 1767. For several decades after Carver's death his heirs and various others tried to capitalize on the grant by petitioning the United States Congress to recognize its validity, and by selling and reselling lands in the region. Jonathan Carver (1710-80) was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, raised in Connecticut, and spent most of his adult years in western Massachusetts. He distinguished himself through his service in the French and Indian War, and in 1766-67 undertook to explore Great Britain's newly-won lands around the Upper Mississippi River, partly with a mind to seeking a route to the Pacific Ocean. Carver spent the 1770s in London, petitioning the Crown for compensation for his explorations and seeking to publish the journal of his travels. Carver's TRAVELS THROUGH THE INTERIOR PARTS OF NORTH AMERICA was published in London in 1778 and was immediately popular, appearing in several editions. Despite this, Carver died penniless in London in 1780. In 1781 a "third edition" of Carver's TRAVELS appeared, issued by Dr. John Lettsom, a benefactor of Carver's British widow. In that edition, as part of biographical material on Jonathan Carver, the text of a deed dated May 1, 1767 was published for the first time, in which Carver was apparently given hundreds of miles of land in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Over the next several decades Carver's heirs in the United States and England, as well as dozens of others who bought and tried to sell land in the grant area, worked to prove the validity of the grant and to profit from the sales. Congress was petitioned to validate the grant, the heirs of the Sioux chiefs were appealed to, and various schemes were developed by Samuel Harrison of Vermont, the Rev. Samuel Peters, and others, to sell and resell the land. The decades-long tale of the Carver Grant is best told by Milo Quaife and John Parker in the references cited below. The present document reads: "Memorandum that we whose names are hereunto subscribed do covenant, promise and agree with each other to use our separate and joint interest in obtaining a right of preemption for the lands mentioned in a book known by the title of Carver's TRAVELS and where he mentions having seen vast quantities of virgin copper and we further covenant with each other that we will become equally concerned in the above undertaking both in profit and loss. Witness our hands this thirteenth day of March and year seventeen hundred and ninety five. [signed] Benj. Henfrey / Wm. Paterson / H. Knox / W. Macpherson / Anthy. W. White / James chambers." The docketing on the second leaf contains a list of "parties to the within articles respecting the exploring the country on Lake Superior, &c," and the list includes Knox, Paterson, Alexander Hamilton, New Jersey Governor Richard Howell, and six others, plus "if approved by him, His Excellency the Honble. Major General [Anthony] Wayne." Hamilton at this point had been a private citizen for six weeks, having retired as Secretary of the Treasury on Jan. 31, 1795. The document is signed by William Paterson, a signer of the Constitution, U.S. Senator, governor of New Jersey (1790-93), and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1793 until his death in 1806; Henry Knox, Washington's first secretary of war (1789-94); William Bingham, a Pennsylvania Congressman; Benjamin Henfrey, an Englishman who had emigrated to Pennsylvania and patented a method of making gas light, using his "thermo-lamp," which he showcased in Baltimore, Richmond, and Philadelphia; and William Macpherson and Anthony W. White, who both served in the United States Army and were involved in quelling the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794. A remarkable document illustrating a pioneering western joint venture, and Alexander Hamilton's return to private investing. This document sold for $7170 at Heritage Auctions on Oct. 24, 2007. Milo M. Quaife, "Jonathan Carver and the Carver Grant" in THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY HISTORICAL REVIEW (June 1920), pp.3-25. John Parker (editor), THE JOURNALS OF JONATHAN CARVER AND RELATED DOCUMENTS, 1766-1770 (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1976), pp.1-56, especially pp.47-51.

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        HERSCHEL (William) Description of a Forty-Feet Reflecting Telescope, pp.347-409, with 19 folding engraved plates. Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 85,

      Parts I and II (complete), 1795. * The forty feet reflector telescope that the former musician William Herschel (1738-1822) built at Slough (near Windsor) in the late 1780's was at that time the largest of the World. It was compared in the popular press to the Colossus of Rhodos and others of the seven wonders of the World. The telescope is even mentioned on the Ordnance Survey map. The construction was supported by King George III, and built by Herschel and his assistant and sister Caroline. In this paper Herschel gives a detailed insight in the construction and functionality of the telescope. The article is illustrated with 19 plates, including the famous enormous foldout view of the telescope. Bound in one volume for 1795, comprising, viii, 596pp plus index, small quarto, with 46 engraved folding plates, late 19thC morocco backed library cloth with a neat unlinked library name stamp on general title and foot of last leaves, a good copy, London, Elmsly, printer to the Royal Society,1795. * A FULL LIST OF CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME SENT ON REQUEST. Other papers include: HOME (Everard) The Croonian Lecture on Muscular Motion, pp.1-23; HERSCHEL (William) On the Nature and Construction of the Sun and Fixed Stars, pp.46-72; HAMILTON (William) An Account of the Late Eruption of Mount Vesuvius, pp.73-116; HOME (Everard) Some Observations on the Mode of Generation of the Kanguroo [Kangaroo], with a Particular Description of the Organs Themselves, pp.221-238; MUDGE (William) An Account of the Trigonometrical Survey Carried on in the Years 1791, 1792, 1793, and 1794, by Order of His Grace the Duke of Richmond, Late Master General of the Ordnance, pp.414-591 (with large folding engraved map).

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        Villa Franca

      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 Villefranche-sur-Mer by Albanis Beaumont (1753-1810). The three 'Corniches' of main roads linking Nice to Italy all pass through Villefranche. 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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        Travels through the Maritime Alps BOUND WITH Select Views of the Antiquities and Harbours in the South of France {2 vols in one}

      T Bensley 1795 & 1794. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/No Jacket. The first named volume with vignette title 4 maps, 19 plates (18 being tinted aquatints), the second work: 2 maps, 13 plates (12 being tinted aquatints), Both Volumes complete, Superbly bound in late 19th. Century half black morocco, raised bands and gilt titling by A. Taffin-Lefort of Paris, folio, T. Bensley, 1795-1794. A magnificent copy without foxing, bookplates inscriptions. Plates exceptionally clean. Offsetting to text from a few plates.

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        Theoretisch=practische Abhandlung über die Besserung der Mülräder von dem Verfasser der zweckmässigen Luftreiniger.

      Mit drey Kupfertafeln und einer Tabelle der Quadratzahlen und ihrer Wurzeln. Nürnberg, auf Kosten der Raspeschen Buchhandlung 1795. 8:o. XXIV,176,(4),XIV pp. + 3 engraved folding plates + two page "Tabelle" between page 152 and 153. Modern half cloth. 21 x 13 cm

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