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      Parma: Co' Tipi Bodoniani, 1795. FIRST EDITION (there is a variant first edition with different coloring of the plates). Hardcover. The Activities of Bodoni's Cupids Portrayed With Special Neoclassical Charm and Elegance. 298 x 225 mm (11 3/4 x 8 7/8"). [54] leaves of text (including engraved title). FIRST EDITION (there is a variant first edition with different coloring of the plates). EXTREMELY PLEASING CONTEMPORARY VELLUM, HANDSOMELY GILT, over substantial boards, raised bands, six spine compartments, four with (two different styles of) elaborate gilt diapering, two with labels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In an excellent sturdy buckram folding cloth box with leather label. Engraved pictorial title page and 40 VERY FINE SEPIA-TONED ENGRAVINGS featuring the activities of cupid among susceptible humans and allegorical figures, THE ENGRAVINGS WITHIN ELEGANT FRAMES OF NEOCLASSICAL DESIGN (the frames in black and white), the illustrations engraved by Francesco Rosaspina from designs by José Teixeira Barreto, the frames done by Giacomo Mercoli. Brooks 600; Graesse VI, 169. Corners a bit bumped, rear cover with two yellow rectangular stains (consisting of thin lines in the shape of the bottom edges of a book), very minor soiling to the vellum elsewhere, but the original decorative binding solid and with an especially attractive spine. Two leaves with trivial soil, otherwise AN EXQUISITE COPY INTERNALLY, the lovely plates richly impressed, the paper as bright and fresh as one could hope for, and the margins vast. This is a beautifully illustrated book that epitomizes the neoclassical style. Its 40 brief poems, written with elegance rather than passion, are all about love. The pictures and poems complement each other very well, both in their serene mood and their contents. The neoclassical line drawings are similar to, but a good deal more subtle and delicate than, the work of Flaxman, and the elegant frames, featuring cameos, shafts of wheat, griffins, and many other motifs inspired by the art of Pompeii, are described by Brooks as "of extraordinary delicacy." Giovanni Gherardo de Rossi (1754-1827), best known for his sprightly comedies, was a banker, poet, classical scholar, and critic. He served for a time as director of the Portuguese Academy of Fine Arts, which may explain the choice of the little-known but obviously talented Portuguese artist José Teixeira Barreto (also known as Giuseppe Tekeira, 1763-1810) to design the illustrations. Giambatista Bodoni (1740-1813) was simply the most important type designer, punchcutter, and printer in Italy during his day. He was responsible for some of the most graceful and immaculate books to be printed during the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century, and the present item is certainly to be counted among his most beautiful productions. The elaborately gilt vellum binding here is a style that is uncommonly seen, but it seems to be entirely appropriate for this work, lending an exterior refinement that clearly matches the volume's contents.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Scherzi poetici e pittorici

      (Parma: Bodoni, 1795). Octavo. (52)ff. A collection of epigrams, sonnets, and other poems concerning love and featuring Venus and Cupid, by the Italian poet de Rossi. Elegantly illustrated with engraved title and forty images by Francesco Rosaspina after Portuguese artist José Teixeira Barreto. Each image has the background colored with a yellow wash with the exception of image 34 which is colored with a rose wash. This is one of a small number of copies without the borders or titles to the images. The book's text block bears the hallmarks of a Bodoni production, namely a clean typeface set on a spare, uncluttered page. With marbled endpapers and a binding of nineteenth century mottled calf decorated with a three-rule gilt border and gilt dentelles. The spine is in six compartments with red and black morocco title labels and four gilt ornaments. Small wormholes to spine head and foot, else a fine copy of a truly elegant book from one of history's great printers. Bookplate of Italian publisher and bookseller Leonis S. Olschki. A.e.g.

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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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        Contado / di Molise

      Rara carta geografica del Molise mm 350x435

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Il Barone Rampante]
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        Bibliotheca, quam reliquit Olavus Celsius Scaniæ & Blekingiæ episcopus, academiæ Carolinæ pro-cancellarius &c.

      publica auctione d. 31 augusti & singulis per sequentem mensem diebus, qui non festi sunt, Lundæ vendenda. Lund, J. Lundblad, 1795. 8:o. (8),282,(1) s. Ngt nött rött hklbd från 1800-talets andra hälft med stänkta snitt. Med en del blyertsmarkeringar. De första och sista bladen ngt fläckiga. Rättelsebladet på slutet insatt från ett annat ex. Ur Björck & Börjessons handbibliotek och med firmans stpl på pärmens insida.. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 4461. Grunden till biblioteket var A. A. von Stiernmans samling som ärvdes av Celsius genom gifte. Detta är en av de mer betydande boksamlingarna som gått på auktion i Sverige, även om Celsius redan donerat viktiga delar av sitt bibliotek till olika offentliga institutioner

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

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

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Constitution de la Rpublique [Republique] Franaise Propose Au Peuple Franais par la Convention Nationale

      Paris, L'An 3 de la Republique Franaise une & indivisible. 8vo; 56 p. (a-c8, d4). Dated (p. 56): 5 Fructidor, l?an troisime [i. e., 22 August 1795]. Signed (p. 56) by Chenier, prsident; Dersey, Solignac, Bernier, Laurenceat, Dentzel, Quirot, secretaires. The French Convention Nationale, 1792-1795, had governed without a constitution. That of 1791 had been replaced by a more radical one of 1793, which was never activated. ?The post-Robespierrist Convention, continuing the reaction against popular revolutionism? elements of direct democracy that had characterized the earlier constitution were abandoned, but the new one preserved the basic changes brought by the Revolution" (see R.R. Palmer, Age of Democratic Revolution 2: 214). This edition seems to be unrecorded. It is signed by the members of the committee that drafted it, chaired by playwright Marie-Joseph Chenier (1764-1811). The edition seems to be an attempt to persuade the people to accept its terms. This Constitution was rejected by even more reactionary elements and led to establishment of the Directorate in October 1795. Not in NUC; not in Martin & Walter (cf. 4: 2: 4140). Stock#NS0005. VG in contemporary boards, leather spine.

      [Bookseller: The Owl at the Bridge]
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        A System of Anatomy and Physiology, wuth the Comparative Anatomy of Animals ... 3 volume set

      Edinburgh William Creech 1795. Worn condition. Boards detached. Slight loss to spines. First title detached. Occasional browning and marks. Ex Royal College of Surgeons Library 3rd edition Brown hardback leather cover xxxii, 507pp; 471pp; 467pp + ads :: Illustrated with 20 full page b/w plates :: 215mm x 140mm (8" x 6")

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Veduta della città di Cesena.

      Incisione all'acquaforte di mm 430x575 scolpita da Isac Lacroix su dipinto dell'autore. Bella veduta della località emiliana con pittoresca scena bucolica in primo piano. Philipp Jakob Hackert (1737-1807), di nazionalità tedesca, compì fin da giovanissimo numerosi viaggi in Italia e si stabilì definitivamente a Roma nel 1768. Divenne pittore di corte del re di Napoli, e nel 1780 realizzò il famoso ciclo di dipinti "Dieci vedute della casa di campagna di Orazio". Celebri le pitture raffiguranti Caserta e la sua reggia. Bell' esemplare con leggerissimo alone di umidità alla parte sinistra.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Papalería Herso]
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        Principato / Citra

      Rara carta geografica della Campania meridionale dalla penisola sorrentina al Golfo di Nicastro mm 345x450

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Il Barone Rampante]
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        Antiphonarium interamente manoscritto realizzato nel 1795 dal primicerio Vincenzo Colla per la parrocchiale di Sant'Agata

      in 8° - 2b + 117 + 1 incollata al piatto inferiore. - Cartonato rustico coevo - Testo in latino - Il foglio di guardia riporta l'artifex e la data cronica ma non quella topica. Notazione quadrata nera su tetragrammi rossi. Carta pesante - Su alcune pagine insignificanti tarletti che non toccano il testo. Lievi tracce d'umidità. Inchiortro ultime pagine in qulche rigo sbiadito. - Coperta in cartone duro rivestita di pelle molto usurata e mancanze al dorso. Per tre volte, fenomeno consueto nei libri corali manoscritti, compaiono nel corpo del volume delle pagine tagliate che non costituisco una lacuna ma un modo drastico per eliminare gli errori di trascrizione in fase di stesura dell'opera.

      [Bookseller: Antica Libreria Srl]
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        La parte settentrionale della Scozia delineata sulle ultime osservazioni e divisa nelle sue contee...(Insieme a:) La parte meridionale della Scozia...

      Due carte geografiche incise in rame, dipinte d'epoca, mm. 352x486; 360x494. Buono stato di conservazione generale; la "Parte settentrionale" con ingiallimento del foglio. A fine copy with little browning of paper.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s.]
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        Histoire des Révolutions arrivées dans le Gouvernement de la République Romaine (4 Tomes - Complet) [ Suivi de ; ] Histoire des Révolutions de Suède, Où l'on voit les changemens qui sont arrivés dans ce royaume, au sujet de la religion et du gouvernement (2 Tomes - Complet) (Reliures de Bozérian Jeune ]

      Ant. Aug. Renouard 1795 Histoire des Révolutions arrivées dans le Gouvernement de la République Romaine (4 Tomes - Complet) [ Suivi de ; ] Histoire des Révolutions de Suède, Où l'on voit les changemens qui sont arrivés dans ce royaume, au sujet de la religion et du gouvernement (2 Tomes - Complet), ensemble 6 vol. in-8 reliures uniformes de l'époque plein veau blond, dos lisse orné (motifs de massue et faisceaux dans des lauriers),double filet doré d'encadrement sur plats, chasses ornées (grecques), toutes tranches dorées, filet doré sur chasses, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin vert, reliures signée Bozerian Jeune (Rel. P. Bozerian Jeune au dos du tome 1 de l'Histoire Romaine en queue) Chez Ant. Aug. Renouard, Paris, De l'Imprimerie de J. P. Moroge, Dijon, 1796 (Révolutions Romaines), : I : 2 ff. blancs, 2 ff. n. ch. (faux-titre et titre), frontispice, 456 pp. et 2 ff. blancs ; II : 2 ff. blancs, 2 ff. n. ch. (faux-titre et titre), 344 pp. et 2 ff. blancs ; III : 2 ff. blancs, 2 ff. n. ch. (faux-titre et titre), 431 pp. et 2 ff. blancs ; IV : 2 ff. blancs, 2 ff. n. ch. (faux-titre et titre), 420 pp. et 2 ff. blancs ; De l'Imprimerie de P. Causse, Dijon, 1795 (Suède) : I : 2 ff. blancs, 2 ff. n. ch. (faux-titre et titre), VIII-415 pp. et 2 ff. blancs ; II : 2 ff. blancs, 2 ff. n. ch. (faux-titre et titre), 304 pp. et 2 ff. blancs Reliure signée de Bozérian Jeune, provenant de la Bibliothèque de René Charles Guilbert de Pixérécourt, l'un des premiers bibliophiles de son temps. (avec son ex-libris gravé, un peu frotté, orné de sa devise : "Un livre est un ami qui ne change jamais"). Ces ouvrages se recommandent particulièrement par "l'élégance et la pureté du style" ; il s'agit vraisemblablement d'un des exemplaire sur vélin en grand papier (20 x 12.8 cm) signalé par Brunet (Brunet, V, 1149). Intéressant exemplaire (qq. petites piqûres, épidermures en plat, ainsi que des manques en mors en coiffes des 2 Tomes consacrés à la Révolution de Suède, reste néanmoins un élégant exemplaire d'une provenance prestigieuse) Français

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        La Vita, e le Avventure di Robinsone Crusoe, storia galante.Tomo Primo. Che contiene, tra gli altri avvenimenti, il soggiorno ch'egli fece per ventott'anni in un'isola deserta situata sopra la costa dell'America vicino all'imboccatura della gran Riviera Oronooca. (segue:) Tomo Secondo. Che contiene il di lui ritorno nella sua Isola, e gli altri suoi nuovi viaggi..

      In Venezia, presso Domenico Occhi, 1795. 1795 2 tomi legati in uno in -8 (cm. 16 x 10,5) pp. VIII - 271 (1 b.); 311 (1). Leg. pergamena rigida dell'epoca con titoli calligrafati sul dorso. Con due antiporta figurate: la prima raffigurante Robinson Crusoe sull?isola, la seconda, lo stesso che si prepara per il secondo viaggio. Pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1719, viene considerato la prima novella scritta in lingua inglese. Il racconto, una biografia immaginaria, tratta delle vicende di un naufrago che passa 28 anni su una remota isola tropicale deserta vicino alla foce del fiume Orinoco. In questa lunga permanenza Robinson incontra indigeni, prigionieri fuggitivi, ammutinati, pirati, prima di essere ritrovato e salvato. Uno straordinario libro di avventure dove non mancano riflessioni profonde sulla sopravvivenza umana, sulla relatività del benessere e delle cose materiali. Quasi una nuova creazione, di un uomo solo che si ritrova su di un?isola deserta.

      [Bookseller: Studio bibliografico Atlantis]
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        Orlando furioso.

      Nella Stamperia di P. Plassan 1795 Quattro volumi in-4 grande (cm. 30), pp. 2000 circa complessive. Con ritratto all'antiporta del primo volume e 92 tavole fuori testo finemente incise in rame. Legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi a nervi con fregi e titoli in oro su doppio tassello. Piatti inquadrati da cornice in oro, dentelles interne, sguardie marmorizzate e tagli dorati. Esemplare genuino e marginoso, ma con cerniere un po' fragili, segni d'uso ai dorsi ed aloni marginali al secondo volume (non troppo gravi, ma visibili). Non comune tiratura in formato grande di quesa 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: Libreria Commissionaria Sansoni Licosa S]
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        Storia pittorica della Italia dell'Ab. Luigi Lanzi..

      Remondini 1795-96 In 8°; 2 volumi in 3 tomi ; pagg. (12), XXVIII, 648; VIII, 477; VII, 555. Cartone decorato di tipo remondiniano coevo titolo su etichetta al dorso. Tratta le varie scuole separatamente: il primo vol. è dedicato alle scuole fiorentina, senese, romana e napoletana; il secondo alle scuole pittoriche fiorite nel nord Italia. Ottimo esemplare in barbe con minime marginali fioriture. Cicognara, 39, 40, 2298. "Ottima e corretta edizione del miglior libro che abbiasi su questo argomento: e se un poco più sull'indole de' monumenti, e degli artisti si fosse esteso il chiarissimo autore, potrebbe allora dirsi opera perfetta".

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

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

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Antenore Srl]
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        Rapport sur la vérification du mètre qui doit servir d'étalon pour la fabrication des Mesures républicaines ; par les Commissaires chargés de la détermination de ces Mesures. [ édition originale ]

      Par l'Imprimerie de la République 1795 Rapport sur la vérification du mètre qui doit servir d'étalon pour la fabrication des Mesures républicaines ; par les Commissaires chargés de la détermination de ces Mesures ; Imprimé par ordre du Comité d'Instruction Publique, daté du 18 Messidor An III (6 juillet 1795), 1 brochure in-8, sans couv., Par l'Imprimerie de la République, Paris, Thermidor An III, 15 pp. Edition originale. Bon état pour cette brochure rare. Good copy ; a very scarce and interesting work. Tourneux, 17526 Français

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        A New Plan for Speedily Increasing the Number of Bee-Hives in Scotland. And which may be extended with equal success to England, Ireland, America or to any other part of the world capable of producing flowers: 1st Ed.;

      Edinburgh, J. Moir, 1795.. HARDBACK, expertly bound in contemporary style half-calf, with marbled boards, gilt lettering, ornament and raised bands on spine, pages: xx, 258, [i] - advert. [i] - errata, all edges uncut but opened, 140mm x 228mm (5.5" x 9"), one or two light marginal spots, otherwise a magnificent, clean and bright copy. British Bee Books No. 151. From the S. A. Baldwin Bee Library.

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        The Antiquities of England and Wales Displayed

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

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

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

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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.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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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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      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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        La cause des pères, ou, discussion d'un projet de décret relatif aux pères et mères, aïeuls et aïeules des émigrés. Par l'auteur du Cri des familles

      Du Pont: L'an III Paris: Du Pont: L'an III. [1795].. First edition, 8vo, pp. 111; later white cloth (soiled), black morocco label on spine lettered in gilt; very good. In 1791, Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours, 1739-1817, French political economist-statesman, emigre to America and father of the founder of one of its greatest industrial empires, established a large printing house in Paris. The printing establishment was finally suppressed by the Jacobins in 1797. The present pamphlet by the French economist and litterateur Morellet (1727-1819), relates to the status of the parents and grandparents of émigrés during the French Revolution. No copies of this edition in OCLC.

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

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

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        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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