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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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        Fyra bundna titlar: 1. Interessanta scener utur MŠnsklighetens historia. …fversatta frŒn tyskan af G.H. [pseud.] Fšrsta HŠftet. (Edman 1799); 2. Vi Se Hvarann ter. Dialog. Fri …fversŒttning af M. Alten [pseud.] (Nordstršm, 1795); 3. Afhandling om Smittsamma Sjukdomar: Pris-Skrift. …fversatt frŒn tyskan af Magnus HedrŽn. (Marquard, 1803); 4. LŠrobok N:o 2. SŠrdeles fšr Allmogens Barn, Som gjort de fšrste framsteg i lŠsning af A. Larsson [pseud.] (Carlhohm 1798)

      Upsala; Stockholm., 1795-1803. Illustrated by several woodcuts and mathematical notation (in 4.) and vignettes. assumed first edition. Half leather over marble boards, ruled gilt spine alternating stamped fillets entitiled "DIVERSE" (miscellaneous). 12mo. pp. 96; 66, [2]; [vi] 120; 72. Very Good. Rare nonce volume of four titles in Swedish. Ink owner; C. W. Wessling with pencil note (part pen over white-out) on ffep. Light edge wear to binding, some text block toning, one page chip, scattered light soil. 1. Following page title: (MŠrkvŠrdiga och Ršrande Scener utur den Sista Engelska Kronpretendenten, Carl Edvards Historia, ren 1745 och 1746). 2. "Dialog" (1795) between Carl (Engel) and Wilhelm has short page tears [English: Four bound titles: 1. Interesting scenes from the midst of human history. Above-set from the German by G. H. [pseud.] First booklet. (Remarkable and Concerning Scenes from the midst of the Last English Kronpretendenten, Carl Edward's history, the years 1745 and 1746), 2. We see Hvarann Resume. Dialog. Freedom of Above Modes Ning of M. Alten [pseud.] (Nordstršm, 1795), 3. Treatise on Infectious Diseases: Price-Letter. Above Set from German by Magnus HedrŽn. (C.F. Marquard, 1803), 4. Textbook N: o 2. Especially for peasant children, Who made the first progress in reading by A. Larsson [pseud.] (John A. Carlhohm 1798)]..

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        A Key To Physic, And The Occult Sciences: Opening to mental view, the system and order of the interior and exterior heavens; the analogy betwixt angels, and spirits of men...[ plus; 'Appendix to Culpeper's British Herbal']

      London : Printed for the author, and sold by Champante and Whitrow, Jewry-Street, Aldgate; and at the British Directory-Office, Ave-Maria Lane, [1795?] . 0. First edition. "A Key To Physic, And The Occult Sciences..." bound with; "Appendix To Culpeper's British Herbal." A very good full leather binding. 4to. 10.75" x 8.5" x 1.75". [4pp.]/pp.395/pp.76 , well-illustrated with 27 full-page engraved plates. Original boards, dark brown full calf, professionally rebacked, the spine with 5 raised bands and recent brown leather title label. Recent plain endpapers (handmade paper). Engraved frontis by Dodd delin., Prattent sculp. Printed title (undated) followed by dedication. Clear English text throughout (some leaves are light blue in colour), with just the odd brown spot or blemish. A Key To Physic, And The Occult Sciences ends with an index and includes: 'Directions for placing the cuts.' However all of the engravings are bound at the end of the book (after the Apendix...). The engravings for; "Appendix To Culpeper's British Herbal." are placed within the text. The engravings either by "Dodd Delin., Prattent Sculp ", or "Dodd del., Pass sculp. (some of which are dated 1794). Again the text is clean, however, there is some browning (mostly to the rear of the plates) to the engravings. There is one plate absent from the list for 'A Key To Physic, And The Occult Sciences...', and possibly 4 plates absent from 'Appendix to Culpeper's British Herbal.' Still a very good copy of this scarce book ** Ebenezer Sibly (1751-1800) was an English physician, astrologer and writer on the occult. Sibly is celebrated for the natal horoscope he cast of the United States of America, published in 1787 and still cited. As a student of medicine, he became interested in the theories on animal magnetism of Anton Mesmer, joining Mesmer's Harmonic Philosophical School. Sibley also taught himself the basics of occultism. In 1784 he joined the Freemasons, and the dedication to the 1790 edition of A new and complete illustration of the occult sciences was to "the Ancient and Honourable fraternity of "Free and Accepted Masons". Four years later, he dated the dedication of his new edition of Culpeper's English Physician And Complete Herbal "To Thomas Dunckerly, Provincial Grand Master... in the year of Masonry 5798". He published the New and Complete Illustration of the Occult Sciences in four volumes, 1784. In the same year Sibley also completed A Key to the Physic and the Occult Sciences, a systematic statement of his occult philosophy. Like Mesmer, he suggested that the world was animated by a universal spirit, the operative agent in both astrology and healing work. This spirit works on matter and can be used by the magician for his purposes. This understanding would become standard for magical thought through the century and anticipates the more heralded work of Éliphas Lévi. Also included in the Key, published a supplement to the famous work on herbal medicine by Nicolas Culpepper. As an astrologer he is said to have used the Placidian system. As a student of alchemy, he translated Bernard of Treviso (the fountain allegory). Sibly wrote a book called Universal System of Natural History in 1794 in the book he claimed that the White Race was the first on earth he said: “We must consider white as the stock whence all others have sprung, Adam and Eve and all their posterity, till the time of the deluge were white; in the first age of the world no black nation was to be found on the face of the earth.” Sibly believed that no humans had reached Africa until after the dispersal from Babel, that the continents first inhabitants had been white and that Africans had become dark only as a result of the actions of the climate there over successive generations." - See Wikipedia / Gale Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology / Ars Quatuor Coronatorum, 24 (l911), 81-106. **** "...It is interesting to note that, once again, the ubiquitous Thomas Dunkerly, so important in the fortunes of many degrees in Freemasonry was also describing himself in 1793 as Grand Commander of the Society of Ancient Masons of the Diluvian Order of Royal Ark Mariners. It was Dunkerly who appointed one Brother Ebenezer Sibley, another man of considerable ability in several fields, as his Deputy. Shortly before Dunkerley's death it was Sibley who welcomed Lord Rancliffe as the next Grand Commander..." - Northants&HuntsMark - Royal Ark Mariners Degree **** Full title reads: A key to physic, and the occult sciences : Opening to mental view, the system and order of the interior and exterior heavens; the analogy betwixt angels, and spirits of men; and the sympathy between celestial and terrestrial bodies. From whence is deduced, an obvious discrimination of future events, in the motions and positions of the luminaries, planets, and stars; the universal spirit and economy of nature, in the production of all things; the principles of etherial, and atmospherical influx, in constituting the proper recipient of life; the active and passive tinctures requisite in the generation of men and brutes; and the foundation and necessity of that invisible agitation of matter, which stimulates and impels every living creature to the act of begetting its like; the properties of vegetable, mineral, and animal magnetism: the fundamental causes and qualities, visible or occult, of all diseases, both of mind and body, and the simple modes prescribed by nature for their prevention and cure. To which are added, lunar tables, calculated from sidereal motion; exhibiting upon the most simple, yet unerring construction, the actual moment of the crisis of every disease, and the consequent termination thereof, whether for life or death. The whole forming an interesting supplement to culpeper's family physician, and display of the occult sciences; published for the good of all who search after truth and wisdom; to preserve to all the blessings of health and life; and to give to all the knowledge of primitive physic, and the art of healing. By E. Sibly, M.D. F.R.H.S. Illustrated with elegant copper plates. .

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        Poems by Goldsmith and Parnell; together with The Chase. A Poem. By William Somerville

      London: W. Bulmer, 1795; 1796. Quarto. Two books bound together in one volume: xx, 76; xv, vii, 126pp. First editions thus. With a fore-edge painting by the "double-line" painter depicting the pastoral village of Lissoy where Oliver Goldsmith spent his youth, standing in for the pseudonymous town of Auburn in Goldsmith's poem, "The Deserted Village." The artist has written the title, "Lissoy ('Auburn' of 'The Deserted Village')," on the flyleaf in pen. The first book in the volume, Poems by Goldsmith and Parnell, is illustrated with four full-page, wood-engraved plates, by Thomas Bewick and one by John Bewick, and eight wood-engraved vignettes drawn by Robert Johnson or John Bewick, and engraved by Thomas Bewick. The second book, The Chase by William Somerville, has thirteen wood-engraved vignettes, including title pages, engraved by Thomas Bewick after designs by John Bewick. The Bewick brothers were the leaders of the development of the art of wood engraving at the end of the eighteenth century. In particular, Thomas Bewick extended the range of the art by creating "a new conception of the black and white picture." These books were splendidly printed by Bulmer at his Shakespeare Printing Office. In The Bewick Collector, Thomas Hugo describes Poems by Goldsmith and Parnell as "A magnificent result of the efforts of the wood engraver, type-founder, papermaker, and printer" and writes that The Chase "contains the best specimens of John Bewick's abilities as a designer." & & Bound in contemporary red straight-grain morocco with double-fillet border and a wide double-fillet frame with semi-circle insertions. This special presentation of the two books was done for Baronet Sir John James Smith, whose gilt armorial coat-of-arms is stamped in the center of the covers. With marbled endpapers and gilt dentelles to the inside edges of the covers. Housed in a matching chemise and slipcase. Binding shows some light rubbing and wear, slight bump to bottom edge of front cover, else a fine copy with a bright fore-edge painting. The bookplate of Sir John James Smith has been covered over by the armorial bookplate of Frederick S. Deck.

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        ICHTHYOLOGIE, OU HISTOIRE NATURELLE, GÉNÉRALE ET PARTICULIÈRE DES POISSONS

      Berlin: Chez l'Auteur, 1795. First Edition in French (Parts I-VI, only, of XII). One of the Great Ichthyological Works, withMore than 200 Sometimes Silvery Fishes 495 x 311 mm (19 1/2 x 12 1/4"). Six volumes (of 12) bound in three. Translated by J. C. Thibault de Laveaux. Very pleasing recent retrospective quarter calf over marbled boards by Courtland Benson, flat spines attractively gilt in panels divided by five decorative gilt rolls, the panels featuring a central floral spray curling around a large volute, red morocco label, EDGES UNTRIMMED. WITH engraved frontispiece portrait and 211 (of 216) VERY FINE HAND-COLORED ENGRAVED PLATES OF AQUATIC LIFE, some heightened in silver. Nissen ZBI 416; Casey/Wood, p. 244; Dance, p. 56 "Avertissement" leaf at front of first volume a bit browned, isolated trivial smudges, but AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE COPY, the beautiful plates in near-pristine condition with vivid colors and shining silver, the text clean, fresh, and bright with enormous margins, and the whole encased in an unworn convincing retrospective binding. This work is the masterpiece of Marc Éliéser Bloch (1723-99), one of the most important ichthyologists of the 18th century, an arresting publication famous for Bloch's use of silver to reproduce the sheen of his subjects, as well as for the overall beauty of the illustrations. Bloch adopted a Linnean arrangement as the basis for his work, but went further to establish 19 new genera and 176 new species. A German Jew who was born into poverty and who was illiterate in German until age 19, Bloch knew enough Hebrew to be hired as a tutor to the children of a Jewish surgeon. In that position, he learned to read German and some Latin, and began the study of anatomy and natural science that would be the passion of his life. He went on to attend medical school in Frankfurt, and became a practicing physician in Berlin, where he continued his scholarship in the field of ichthyology. He began publishing this work at his own expense, but it soon proved so popular that princes and patrons of the sciences rushed to contribute to the cause. Happily and atypically, the text and plates here are in superb condition, and the artful use of silver transforms even the most humble carp into a shimmering, iridescent beauty. The first French edition of what Dance calls "possibly the most beautiful book on fishes ever published" was produced by at least two different printers in Berlin: our set is composed of the first six parts, printed by Louis Philippe Wegener; Godefroy Hayn printed the second six parts, which are very seldom seen in the marketplace. The last complete set at auction seems to have been at Sotheby's in 1984, when it sold for £16,500 (roughly $63,000 in today's dollars); parts I-VI and IX-X were sold, also by Sotheby's, in 2000 for $32,500; the six other auction records in the past 35 years have offered only six or fewer parts. Accordingly, the cost of this item is meant to be advantageous, as the only complete set currently on the market is priced at $290,000.

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        A Compendious Geographical & Historical Grammar and A Compendious Geographical Dictionary 2 Volumes

      W Peacock, 1795.. Full-Leather. Very Good. Contemporary burgundy straight-grain morocco with gilt line and floral oval decorations and lettering on spines and plain gilt line decoration around board edges. Some bumping and rubbing to corners and head and tail of spines and some marks on boards. Small tears to head of spines. Previous owners name and the date 1804 neatly inscribed in ink on both front free end papers. Marbled end papers and all edges gilt. Contents very clean and tight with only minor foxing and browning on a few pages. All fold out maps as called for and in very good condition. One has a very small tear where it folds. The Geographical Grammar has 13 coloured outline fold-out maps as follows: Chart of The World, as frontis - East Indies - Spain and Portugal - France - Italy - Netherlands - United Provinces - German Empire and Switzerland - Prussia and Poland - Dominions of Russia - Sweden Denmark and Norway - Great Britain and Ireland - States of America. The Geographical Dictionary has 7 coloured outline fold-out maps as follows: The World (1795), as frontis - The Solar System - Africa - South America - North America - Asia - Europe. Attractive 2 volume set in overall very good condition. Pp. xxii, 404, [4] + iv, 33, rest of dictionary unpaginated. Photographs available on request.

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        Voyage D'Égypte et de Nubie. Nouvelle Édition, soigneusement conférée sur l'originale, avec des notes et des additions tirées des auteurs ancienne et moderne, et des Géographes arabes, par L. Langlés. 3 vols.

      Paris, Pierre Didot L'Ainé, 1795-98. Large 4to. Bound in 3 cont. hcalf, richly gilt backs, tome-and titlelabels in leather with gilt lettering. Small nick to leather along hinge to vol. III, and a nick to back of vol. II. Light discolouring to foot of spines. Light wear to spine ends and corners a little bumped. Engraved frontispiece and engraved portrait. LV,176;256;392 pp. and 170 fine engraved plates, maps, views, plans (numb. 1-159 + 9 unnumb, no. 96 triple, plate 87 misnumb. as 88 and 8 of the numbered plates printed on 4 sheets, complete). A large copy with broad margins and internally fine and clean, including the 3 halftitles.. Scarce second edition, although an English translation was published 1757 after the original which was printed in French in Copenhagen 1755 in 2 foliovolumes by The Royal Danish Society.The plates are the same as in the original and the English translation, but they are reengraved in smaller size and some added relating to the regions geography. The famous work communicated the results of the expedition that took place in 1737-38. It is the most extensive description of Egypt's monuments, ruins, temples etc. since the time of Herodot, as there has been only few travellers or written descriptions since classical times. - Brunet IV:101

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        Nuova raccolta di 100 vedutine antiche della citta' di roma e sue vicinanze incise a bullino da domenico pronti. tomo primo (e secondo) roma, presso il sud.o editore incontro la chiesa dei greci, s.a. (ma 1795),

      Frontespizio figurato a ciascuna delle due parti, 49 tavole (di 50!) + 35 tavole, ciascuna contenente due vedute incise in rame. Unito a: Raccolta degli antichi monumenti esistenti nella città di Pesto e di alcune altre vedute appartenenti alla medesima città. In Roma, Franzetti, s.a. (fine '700). Frontespizio figurato + 8 tavole con più figure ciascuna. Unito a: Raccolta degli antichi monumenti esistenti fra Pozzuolo, Cuma e Baja. luoghi nel Regno di Napoli. In Roma, Franzetti, s.a. (fine '700). Frontespizio figurato + 11 tavole con più figure ciascuna. Unito a: Raccolta degli antichi monumenti esistenti fra Girgenti, Segeste e Selinunte. Luoghi della Sicilia. In Roma, Franzetti, s.a. (fine '700). Frontespizio figurato + 9 tavole con più figure ciascuna. Quattro opere in un volume di cm. 27, solida ed elegante legatura ottocentesca in mezzo marocchino verde con punte, dorso a piccoli nervi con fregi e titoli in oro. Sguardie e tagli marmorizzati. Bell'esemplare, fresco ed a carte candide. Alcuni ex libris nobiliari. Manca (sicuramente dall'origine) la tavola 35 della prima parte della prima opera. Interessante miscellanea di opere iconografiche su città e luoghi dell'Italia meridionale. Non comune soprattutto in tale, perfetto, stato di conservazione.

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        Försök til mineral-rikets upställning.

      I en handbok at nyttja vid föreläsningar. Lund, Berlingska boktryckeriet, 1795. 8:o. (4),223,242-374 s. Nött samtida hfrbd med sparsamt guldornerad rygg, ljusbrun titeletikett och röda snitt. Texten på titeletiketten bortnött och ryggen lite flammig. De klistermarmorerade pärmsidorna med några fläckar på bakre pärmen och en liten del av pärmpappret bortnött på den främre. Pärmhörnen stukade. En namnteckning bortklippt överst på försättsbladet och en annan raderad på frampärmens insida. Inlagan genomgående lagerfläckig och med sporadiska fuktränder i övre marginalen. En mindre solkfläck på s. 139 och en fuktfläck i yttermarginalen på s. 289-334. Med Louis Borgströms namnteckning och Pontus Ljunggrens exlibris.. Anders Jahan Retzius (1742-1821) läste som ung vid Lunds universitet, försörjde sig därefter en tid som apotekare men återvände till universitet och blev professor i naturalhistoria samt ansvarig för den botaniska trädgården. Från 1782 var han också ledamot av Vetenskapsakademien. I "Försök til mineral-rikets upstälning" är mineralerna strikt uppordnade i klasser och ordningar. Systemet hämtades, enligt Lindroth, i huvudsak från Cronstedt, varifrån även titeln är hämtad. Arbetet är dock uppdaterat med nyare forskningsrön

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        Philosophia chemica eller grund-sanningar af den nya chemien.

      Uti en ny ordning framstälte. Til nyttjande vid enskilte föreläsningar från fransyskan öfversatt och med Chem. nomenclat. &c. tilökt af Anders Sparrman. Sthlm, H. A. Nordström, 1795. 8:o. XIV,170 s. & 1 utvikbar grav. kemisk tabell. Fint samtida hfrbd med guldornerad rygg, rödbrun titeletikett och gula snitt. Ryggen ngt blekt. Titelbladet ngt lagerfläckigt. Bra inlaga med en gammal lagning på s. 127. Från Ericsberg.. Det franska originalet "Philosophie chimique" trycktes 1792 och är här kompletterat med "Méthode de nomenclature chimique" utgiven 1787 av de fyra franska kemisterna Lavoisier, Morveau, Berthollet och Fourcroy. Sparrman anpassade begreppen till svenska språket. Planschen visar fransmännen Hassenfratz och Adets kemiska teckenspråk som bokens författare hade framlagt för den franska vetenskapsakademien. Systemet bygger på en kombination av symbol- och bokstavstecken och var ett viktigt steg framåt i utvecklingen av kemin som vetenskap

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        Astronomie. 1-2.

      Stockholm, Johan Pehr Lind, 1795. Två volymer, (4) + XLIII + 392 s. + 3 utvikbara graverade planscher; 474 s. + 2 utvikbara planscher. Gråpappersomsag, oskurna ex. 21,5 X 14 cm.. Första upplagan. Komplett med alla planscher

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        Astronomie.

      I-II. Sthlm, J. P. Lindh, 1795. 8:o. (4),XLIII,(1 blank),392 s. & 3 utvikbara grav. plr + 474,(7) s. & 2 utvikbara grav. plr. Två trevliga samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerade ryggar, ljusbruna titel- respektive gröna deltiteletiketter samt röda snitt. Små maskangrepp vid de främre falsarna. Ovanligt fina inlagor med enstaka prydliga samtida marginalnoteringar. Ett litet hål med bokstavsförlust på s. 312 i del I och en reva i övre marginalen på den något solkiga s. 15 och en fläck i yttermarginalen på s. 203-04 i del II. Ett prydligt löst handskrivet blad med rubriken "Corollarier" mellan s. 218-19 och en likaledes prydlig handskriven tabell på ett löst blad mellan s. 322-23. Med Vetenskapsakademiens kontrollstpl på smutstitel- och titelblad. Ur det Adlerbethska biblioteket med dess donationsexlibris och duplettmarkering i blyerts.. Första upplagan på svenska. Det latinska originalet "Conspectus praelectionum academicarum continens fundamenta astronomiae" utkom 1779 och uppmärksammades i Europas lärda tidskrifter av bl.a. Lalande och Bernoulli. Även encyclopedisten D'Alembert berömde arbetet i ett privat brev till Melanderhjelm. Den svenska upplagan utgavs av Vetenskapsakademien och intäkterna var tänkta att gå till premier i matematiska ämnen. Boken blev en framgång då den 500 exemplar stora upplagan såldes slut inom ett par månader. Arbetet användes också länge som lärobok, bl.a. vid Uppsala universitet. Växjö gymnasiebibliotek fick en del ganska betydande bokdonationer, bl.a. skänkte expeditionssekreteraren J. Adlerbeth 1844 1733 volymer, vilka försågs med en typtryckslapp med texten "Ex bibl. Adlerb.". I hans bibliotek ingick också fadern G. J. Adlerbeths böcker

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        A Key To Physic, And The Occult Sciences: Opening to mental view, the system and order of the interior and exterior heavens; the analogy betwixt angels, and spirits of men...[ plus; 'Appendix to Culpeper's British Herbal'] .

      London : Printed for the author, and sold by Champante and Whitrow, Jewry-Street, Aldgate; and at the British Directory-Office, Ave-Maria Lane, [1795?] .. First edition. "A Key To Physic, And The Occult Sciences..." bound with; "Appendix To Culpeper's British Herbal." A very good full leather binding. 4to. 10.75" x 8.5" x 1.75". [4pp.]/pp.395/pp.76 , well-illustrated with 27 full-page engraved plates. Original boards, dark brown full calf, professionally rebacked, the spine with 5 raised bands and recent brown leather title label. Recent plain endpapers (handmade paper). Engraved frontis by Dodd delin., Prattent sculp. Printed title (undated) followed by dedication. Clear English text throughout (some leaves are light blue in colour), with just the odd brown spot or blemish. A Key To Physic, And The Occult Sciences ends with an index and includes: 'Directions for placing the cuts.' However all of the engravings are bound at the end of the book (after the Apendix...). The engravings for; "Appendix To Culpeper's British Herbal." are placed within the text. The engravings either by "Dodd Delin., Prattent Sculp ", or "Dodd del., Pass sculp. (some of which are dated 1794). Again the text is clean, however, there is some browning (mostly to the rear of the plates) to the engravings. There is one plate absent from the list for 'A Key To Physic, And The Occult Sciences...', and possibly 4 plates absent from 'Appendix to Culpeper's British Herbal.' Still a very good copy of this scarce book ** Ebenezer Sibly (1751-1800) was an English physician, astrologer and writer on the occult. Sibly is celebrated for the natal horoscope he cast of the United States of America, published in 1787 and still cited. As a student of medicine, he became interested in the theories on animal magnetism of Anton Mesmer, joining Mesmer's Harmonic Philosophical School. Sibley also taught himself the basics of occultism. In 1784 he joined the Freemasons, and the dedication to the 1790 edition of A new and complete illustration of the occult sciences was to "the Ancient and Honourable fraternity of "Free and Accepted Masons". Four years later, he dated the dedication of his new edition of Culpeper's English Physician And Complete Herbal "To Thomas Dunckerly, Provincial Grand Master... in the year of Masonry 5798". He published the New and Complete Illustration of the Occult Sciences in four volumes, 1784. In the same year Sibley also completed A Key to the Physic and the Occult Sciences, a systematic statement of his occult philosophy. Like Mesmer, he suggested that the world was animated by a universal spirit, the operative agent in both astrology and healing work. This spirit works on matter and can be used by the magician for his purposes. This understanding would become standard for magical thought through the century and anticipates the more heralded work of Éliphas Lévi. Also included in the Key, published a supplement to the famous work on herbal medicine by Nicolas Culpepper. As an astrologer he is said to have used the Placidian system. As a student of alchemy, he translated Bernard of Treviso (the fountain allegory).Sibly wrote a book called Universal System of Natural History in 1794 in the book he claimed that the White Race was the first on earth he said: "We must consider white as the stock whence all others have sprung, Adam and Eve and all their posterity, till the time of the deluge were white; in the first age of the world no black nation was to be found on the face of the earth." Sibly believed that no humans had reached Africa until after the dispersal from Babel, that the continents first inhabitants had been white and that Africans had become dark only as a result of the actions of the climate there over successive generations." - See Wikipedia / Gale Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology / Ars Quatuor Coronatorum, 24 (l911), 81-106.**** "...It is interesting to note that, once again, the ubiquitous Thomas Dunkerly, so important in the fortunes of many degrees in Freemasonry was also describing himself in 1793 as Grand Commander of the Society of Ancient Masons of the Diluvian Order of Royal Ark Mariners. It was Dunkerly who appointed one Brother Ebenezer Sibley, another man of considerable ability in several fields, as his Deputy. Shortly before Dunkerley's death it was Sibley who welcomed Lord Rancliffe as the next Grand Commander..." - Northants&HuntsMark - Royal Ark Mariners Degree**** Full title reads: A key to physic, and the occult sciences : Opening to mental view, the system and order of the interior and exterior heavens; the analogy betwixt angels, and spirits of men; and the sympathy between celestial and terrestrial bodies. From whence is deduced, an obvious discrimination of future events, in the motions and positions of the luminaries, planets, and stars; the universal spirit and economy of nature, in the production of all things; the principles of etherial, and atmospherical influx, in constituting the proper recipient of life; the active and passive tinctures requisite in the generation of men and brutes; and the foundation and necessity of that invisible agitation of matter, which stimulates and impels every living creature to the act of begetting its like; the properties of vegetable, mineral, and animal magnetism: the fundamental causes and qualities, visible or occult, of all diseases, both of mind and body, and the simple modes prescribed by nature for their prevention and cure. To which are added, lunar tables, calculated from sidereal motion; exhibiting upon the most simple, yet unerring construction, the actual moment of the crisis of every disease, and the consequent termination thereof, whether for life or death. The whole forming an interesting supplement to culpeper's family physician, and display of the occult sciences; published for the good of all who search after truth and wisdom; to preserve to all the blessings of health and life; and to give to all the knowledge of primitive physic, and the art of healing. By E. Sibly, M.D. F.R.H.S. Illustrated with elegant copper plates.

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        Notizia delle cose piu' osservabili della citta' di verona. (verona) per gli eredi moroni, 1795.

      Cm. 18, pp. 168. Vignetta al frontespizio e due belle tavole incise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo (pianta della città e veduta dell'arena). Leg. coeva in cartonato ricoperto di carta dipinta. Bell'esemplare, genuino e marginoso, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Non comune, cfr. Lozzi, 6308; Melzi, 2/240.

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        Vitterhets arbeten af Creutz och Gyllenborg.

      Stockholm, Johan A. Carlbohm, 1795. 8:o. (8),+ 252 s. Sammanbunden med: GYLLENBORG, Gustaf Fredrik. Sednare vitterhetsarbeten af Gyllenborg. Oder. Inträdes-tal. Fabler. Stockholm, Johan A. Carlbohm, 1795. 8:o. (8),+ 232 s. Liten bläckfläck s. 89. Sammanbunden med: GYLLENBORG, Gustaf Fredrik. Försök om skaldekonsten. Poëme i fyra sånger. Tillika med bifogade Anmärkningar om svenska versification. Stockholm, hos. Johan A. Carlbohm, 1798. 8:o. (4),+ 103,+ (1) s. Sammanbunden med: GYLLENBORG, Gustaf Fredrik. Tvisten emellan Ajax och Ulysses om Achilles vapen. Fri öfversättning. Stockholm, hos Carl Delén, 1804. 8:o. 26 s. Något lagerfläckig. Tillsammans med: GYLLENBORG, Gustaf Fredrik. Theater-Stycken af Gyllenborg. Utgörande tredje delen af des til trycket befordrade arbeten. stockholm, Johan A. Carlbohm, 1797. 8:o. (6),+ 333,+ (1) s. Sammanbunden med: GYLLENBORG, Gustaf Fredrik. Tåget öfver Bält, hjeltedigt i tolf sånger. Andra upplagan. Öfversedd, rättad och tilökt med bifogad charta. Stockholm, hos Joh. A. Carlbohm, 1800. 8:o. XLVIII,+ 280 s.+ utvikbar graverad karta. Välbevarade senare ljusbruna hfrbd med rikt guldornerade ryggar och upphöjda bind. Två volymer, något blekta ryggar. Allt som utkom i denna svit av vännerna Creutz och Gyllenborgs samlade verk, om än bundna i något annorlunda ordning än vanligt. I det första arbetet omfattar Creutz verk sidorna 3-96. Gyllenborg skriver i sitt förord att han, sedan han och kamraten Creutz på femtiotalet gemensamt utkommit i "Våra försök", så vant sig vid att se sina alster sida vid sida med dennes, att han nu inte hade hjärta att skilja dem

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        History, Principles and Practice, (Ancient and Modern,) of the Legal Remedy of Ejectment; and the Resulting Action for Mesne Profits; the Evidence (in General) Necessary to Sustain and Defend Them [etc.]

      The uncommon first edition of the last major treatise upon ejectment, the all-important procedural device which, in Maitland's words, "[b]y means of piling fiction upon fiction" essentially supplanted the medieval real actions; six copies in RLIN. Contemporary calf, rebacked, a good clean copy. Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, Pater-Noster Row [etc.], London, 1795.

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        "entretiens de phocion sur le rapport de la moral avec la politique; traduits du grec de nicocles... edition a' laquelle on a joint la vie de phocion par plutarque, tradution d'amyot." a paris, de l'imprimerie de didot le jeune, 1795.

      Cm. 33, pp. xxiv, 265 (3). Con due belle tavole fuori testo incise all'acquaforte (Moreau le jeune). Solida leg. coeva in mezza pelle con punte, dorso liscio con titoli su tassello e fregi in oro. Tagli gialli. Esemplare particolarmente fresco e marginoso, impresso su carta forte. Edizione lussosamente impressa. Opera pubblicata in Francia nel 1763; si tratta della traduzione di un manoscritto latino trovato nel monastero di Montecassino. Il curatore dell'edizione si interroga a lungo di come un'opera così significativa non sia mai stata citata da Cicerone e da Plutarco e quindi non esita a pubblicarla.

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        Botanik fur Frauenzimmer und Pflanzenliebhaber, welche keine Gelehrten sind

      Im Verlage des Industrie Comptoirs Weimar: Im Verlage des Industrie Comptoirs, 1795. viii, 184 pages of text including an index. Original half-leather binding with marbled paper-covered boards; minor shelfwear and rubbing. Complete with four folding plates, which contain 101 hand-colored illustrations. Minor foxing scattered throughout text. Plates are in fine condition, with a minor strip of browning to edge, not affecting images. Previous owner's name and bookplate (Bilharz) neatly on front endpapers. References: Pritzel (2nd ed.); 484.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        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... Communicated by the Duke of Richmond, F.R.S. from the Philosophical Transactions. [With the same for the years 1795 and 1796].

      [London 1795 & 1797].. First edition. Two works bound in one. 4to. iv, 179, (1); iv, 111, (1) pp. Contemporary red full morocco by Kalthoeber, spine with gilt tooled raised bands, gilt lettered to one panel and decorated to others, gilt rules to boards, gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of the Lavington family to the front pastedown, pale blue silk bookmark ribbon. The first work with 3 folding plates and a large folding map of the principal triangulated areas of the first survey, covering the South Coast from Weymouth across to Hastings; the second work with a similarly large folding map showing the principle triangulations between Weymouth and Land's End plus a smaller folding map of the triangulated survey of the coastal regions of Sussex and Kent between Beachy Head and Whitstable. Some light wear to extremities, small stain to upper board, a very attractive copy overall. Founded in 1791, these important works provide a contemporary account of the early years of the Ordnance Survey, focusing on the methodology of triangulation and the equipment used during those first enterprises. As mentioned in the title, the text was extracted from the Philosophical Transactions and, as noted on ESTC, the papers were read before the Royal Society in June 1795 and May 1797 respectively. The works were subsequently revised with two additional parts added, all published under a slightly different title between 1799 and 1811. These earlier issues are particularly uncommon.

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        Koran : Commonly Called The Alcoran Of Mohammed, Translated From The Original Arabic; With Explanatory Notes, Taken From The Most Approved Commentators To Which Is Prefixed A Preliminary Discourse. In 2 Volumes

      Printed By S Hazard For J Johnson et al, UK, 1795. New Edition. Binding: . Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. vol. 1: xii, [2], 266 p., [5] leaves of plates (4 folded); vol. 2: [8], 519, [13] p.Contents : Volume One Preliminary Discourse Section I - VIII & Koran Chapters 1 to 9. VolumeTwo Chapters 10 to 114. Books - in original Good plus cloth covered boards with gilt titling to spine, sunned to spines and to board edge a little worn to spine ends and extreme corners. Light marking to yellow endpapers which are cracked to hinges though the binding is otherwise tight. Lightly red speckled page edges. Volume I includes (i) Large fold-out map of Arabia with Temple of Mecca inset, a touch browned to central fold otherwise clean and bright. (ii) Fold-out 'Genealogical Table of the Tribes of the Genuine Arabs' (iii) Fold-out 'Genealogical Table of the Tribes of Ye Naturalized Arabs, being Ye Descendants of Ismail Ye Som of Abraham by a Daughter of of Modad Ye Jorhamite' browned to central fold (iv) Family Tree for 'The Tribe of Koreish', & (v) Fold-out Plan of the Temple of Mecca + View of the Temple of Mecca'. Slight, faint offset browning to leaf otherwise, clean and bright. Volume II - slight browning to title page and last page of Index otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. An attractive copy of this two volume set in original cloth binding. xii [2] 248, 266 and [8] 519 & 12 page index. With 5 illustrations, 4 of which fold out. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Religion & Theology; Inventory No: 5145.

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        Die Feyer der Liebe. Aus einer Handschrift des Oberpriesters zu Paphos. In zwey Theilen.

      Titel und Frontispiz, IV S., XIV S., 178 S., 232 S. Mit einem handkolorierten gestochenen Frontispiz und einer Titelvignette von Daniel Chodowiecki. Halblederband der Zeit mit rotem Rückenschild und reicher floraler Rückenvergoldung. Die lithographierten Originalbroschurumschläge mit eingebunden. Hayn-G. 2, 254. - Hirschberg (dtv) 128. - Erste Ausgabe. Der Erstling des erfolgreichen "Aufklärers" der mit seinen Büchern über die (wohlverstanden) eheliche Liebe berühmt wurde. Die illustrierten Originalbroschurumschläge mit dem Titel "Gynäologie oder über Jungferschaft, Beischlaf und Ehe", als deren Band 7. und 8. Band der vorliegende Titel erschien. - Ueber die Liebe im Altertum, im Mittelalter und in der Gegenwart: die verschiedenen Religionen und Nationen, vor allem die Ueberseeischen: Hottentotten, Arrakanesen, Neger in Senegambien etc. - Breitrandiges Exemplar auf besserem Papier in schönem Einband. Papier vereinzelt schwach gebräunt. - Mit dem Broschurumschlägen selten.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
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        County of Middlesex. The Environs of London... Volume the Second. [with] An Historical Account of those Parishes in the County of Middlesex, which are not described in the Environs of London.

      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies 1795, 1800.. Two volumes, first editions, 4to, (iii)-vi, 598, (46 Indices); (x), 316 pp. Engraved titles, a map and 30 plates, including a detailed folding plan of Hampton Court Palace, most etched by the Author, some minor marginal browning. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked with gilt banded spines, black morocco labels, a very good set. "A work of permanent value" (DNB), "The Environs of London" was published in 4 volumes in the 1790s with the 1800 supplemental volume a later addition. A second Middlesex volume (volume III in the set) was also published, not present here. Upcott II pp916/7, 922/3.

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        Orlando furioso. in parigi, nella stamperia di p. plassan, 1795.

      Quattro volumi di cm. 22, pp. lxxxix (1) 360; 452; 448; 452. Antiporta illustrata con il ritratto dell'Ariosto e 92 belle tavole fuori testo incise in rame. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli su tassello bicolore e ricchi fregi in oro. Piatti inquadrati da filetti in oro, sguardie e tagli marmorizzati. Esemplare genuino, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione con solo qualche rada brunitura. Pregevole stampa che propone le illustrazioni dei maggiori artisti francesi del tempo (Cochin, Monnet, Cipriani, Eisen, Moreau le jeune, ecc) in parte tratte dall'edizione di Baskerville del 1773.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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