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        A Voyage to Botany Bay

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

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

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

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

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

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        Abruzzo / Ultra

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

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Il Barone Rampante]
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        The American youth's instructor; or, A new and easy guide to practical arithmetic Wherein the rudiments of common arithmetic, vulgar the decimal fractions [sic], the extraction and use of the square and cube roots, &c. are so easily treated of, and so plainly demonstrated, that any person may, of himself (in a short time) become acquainted with every thing neccessary to the knowledge of business. : To which is added a postscript for the use of country youths in particular; shewing how to measure any regular piece of timber, tyling, thatching, brick-work, or piece of land; as also how to gauge any cistern, piece of malt, or common cooler, tub, or cask. : The whole designed for such as have hitherto neglected or have not had opportunity of being acquainted with figures; and attempted in natural and familiar dialogues, in order to render the work more easy and diverting, as well as useful to learners. Recommended by several writing-masters and accomptants

      Dover (New Hampshire), Bragg 1795. 16 cm. 4, 260, 7, (1) Seiten Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit - Osborne Coll. vergleiche 707 - The most popular early American "reader reckoner". Mathematisches Lehrbuch mit Grundrechenarten, Dreisatz, Prozentrechnen, Brüchen, Wurzeln usw. Dieses Exemplar enthält den meist fehlenden Anhang "Federal money" mit Rechenbeispielen. Ecken restauriert, stellenweise gebräunt, Vorsatz und Titel in der Ecke ergänzt, letztes Blatt geringer Textverlust - Sprache: Englisch / English -

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        PROVINCIAL COPPER COINS OR TOKENS, issued between the years 1787 and 1796, engraved by Charles Pye of Birminghm from the originals in his own possession

      London & Birmingham published for the engraver by John Nichols; T. Egerton, (1795).. FIRST EDITION, no date circa 1795, advertisment leaf date 1795. Tall 8vo, 250 x 145 mm, 10 x 5¾ inches, engraved title with vignette, 36 engraved plates of coins, each plate illustrating obverse and reverse of 5 coins, 1 showing 10, engraved title is followed by a one page Advertisement by Charles Pye from Birmingham, dated Sept. 1, 1795, 3 pages of index follow plates, no other text, bound in old half leather over marbled sides, gilt rules and title to spine. Marbled paper well worn and slightly chipped, corners worn and bumped, spine rubbed and slightly chipped at head, gilt worn, upper hinge just starting to crack, inner paper hinges cracked, but binding tight and firm, endpapers lightly foxed, small light crease to lower outer corner throughout, a few plates lightly foxed in the upper margin, small area of worming in upper margin of last page of index and on rear pastedown, rear endpaper missing. A good copy of a rare coin book. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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

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

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        Anfangsgründe der antiphlogistischen Chemie

      Finely engraved frontis. port. of Girtanner. 2 p.l., [7]-16, 466 pp. 8vo, cont. half-sheep & speckled boards (minor rubbing), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Berlin: J.F. Unger, 1795. Second edition, corrected and greatly enlarged, of the first German textbook of chemistry based on the antiphlogistic system. Girtanner (1760-1800), a native of Switzerland, practiced medicine at Göttingen. He had lived in Paris for some time where he got acquainted with the leaders of the new chemistry. In 1791, he published a German translation of the new chemical nomenclature and in 1792 he published the first edition of the present work which for the first time gave a detailed exposition of Lavoisier's system to the German public. In this edition, he frequently refers to objections made by J.B. Richter, who had been converted to Lavoisier's theory after reading Girtanner's book but had raised some pertinent questions. In the preface Girtanner eulogizes Lavoisier whose death had occurred after the publication of the first edition. A fine, fresh, and tall copy. Girtanner's portrait appears in this edition for the first time. ❧ Cole 525. D.S.B., V, p. 411. Neville, I, pp. 525-26. Partington, III, pp. 589-90. .

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        Travels Of Anacharsis The Younger In Greece

      Dublin: M. Mills, 1795. 3rd Edition. Full Leather. Good. 8vo. Complete 5 volume set. 4 text volumes and the atlas volume which contains 31 maps and plates all either folding or double page. The books are all bound in full original or contemporary leather. with gilt titles and decorations on the spines. Joints are solid with some rubbing. Leather a little dried. Text volumes are all clean but the atlas volume has some browning throughout.

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        A System Of The Laws Of The State of Connecticut (Volumes I and II)

      First Editions by Self-published, Windham [Conn.]: 1795 & 1796. Both volumes have recently been rebound in 1/2 dark brown calf and brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spines. Both are small octavos measuring 8" by 5 3/4" with the pages of the text blocks uniformly tanned to only a slight degree. Without dust jackets as they most likely never had jackets. This set was the first American law text. Vol. #2 has the list of subscribers which includes George Washington, John Adams and a number of others in Washington's cabinet, but not Jefferson or Hamilton. (Aaron Burr is listed under one of the New York subscribers.) (Sabin, 94078) Everett Goodwin , whose doctoral dissertation The Magistracy Rediscovered: Connecticut 1636-1818, wrote that Swift's work was "a milestone for several reasons: it was the first comprehensive treatise on American law of any kind. It became a manual of instruction not only in Connecticut, but in much of the frontier region all the way to Ohio. And, most important, it was the first step in Swift's almost singlehanded articulation of a new paradigm for the concept of adjudication in Connecticut." (Collier: The Literature of Connecticut History, p. 165)

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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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        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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        [K 620]. Die Zauberflöte... Clavier-auszug von Carl Zulehner. Piano-vocal score, with violin part in score to overture]

      Mainz: Schott [PN] 178. ]1795]. Oblong folio. Contemporary paper boards. 1f. (decorative title page), [1] (blank), 2-135 pp. (slightly foxed, soiled and stained). With early owner's signature (G.W. Wolfram) to title. & & Binding worn and rubbed, spine defective. Occasional signs of wear, soiling, staining and foxing, but in very good condition overall. . A scarce early edition. Kochel 6 p. 712. Hirsch IV 190. BUC p. 704. CPM Vol. 41 p. 173. RISM M4783. & & Mozart's only work in the popular genre of "magic" opera, first performed on September 30, 1791 in Vienna at the Theater auf der Wieden to a libretto by the theatre manager who commissioned the work and played the part of Papageno, Emanuel Schikaneder. & & "Die Zauberflöte is distinguished from the bulk of contemporary Singspiels not merely by the quality of its music but also by the serious meanings that underlie what on the surface may seem childish pantomime or low comedy." The New Grove Vol. 12 p. 721. It became immensely successful, and numbers from it were issued individually shortly after the premiere.

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        El Rey Reverendo en Christo padre obispo de la iglesia catedral de Arequipa, de mi consejo. En vista de lo representado por el Cura de la Doctrina de Chala Don José Narciso Dongo

      The Chala Doctrine; in what appears to be an exceedingly rare Limenian imprint. 1795. San Lorenzo [Lima]. In folio (280 mm x 194 mm). 2 ff. Custom made recent half calf over marbled paper, front cover lettered in gilt, virtually perfect. Insignificant pin hole sized marginal worm hole, excellent copy. A most intriguing imprint; claims to have been printed in San Lorenzo (Spain), but bears all the marks of having been printed in Lima (Peru). Vargas Ugarte, arguably one of the foremost Limenian bibliographers, gives it as a Lima imprint, but he was not able to locate the printing house, nor he could find but one single copy in the Library of the Seminario de Lima. Describes the conflict and absolution of Narciso Dongo, a priest from the Chala doctrine in Arequipa; his escape from Arequipa to Lima, the evolution of the trial and evidence, and Navio Aquiles. An extremely rare imprint. Vargas Ugarte en ?Impresos Peruanos? X, 316. Not in Medina

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        Saturday evening The Husbandman's return from labour

      London: J. Brydone, 31 January 1795. Stipple-engraving, by William Nutter, after Bigg. 18 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches. 20 7/8 x 24 5/16 inches. A fine stipple engraving depicting a rural idyll in 18th-century England. The image shows a family outside the door of their cottage. The father has just returned from the field. His wife hands him his youngest child, whom he kisses fondly. His other four children are gathered companionably to his left: the eldest daughter sits quietly darning some stockings, her younger sister washes a younger brother. A second brother watches attentively as a pair of piglets eat the scraps from a wicker basket. What became known as the "deserving poor" was an ever growing Romantic concern throughout the 19th century, as the industrialization of England took hold. The Romantic ideal of families living in a hard but harmonious relation to the soil was already in 1795 fading away, as the long process of enclosure deprived people like these of the land they worked, forcing them to seek jobs in towns. So this was, at the time of publication, an already somewhat nostaligc look a rural family life. William Bigg "was a pupil of Edward Penny, R.A., and by choice of his subjects at least a faithful follower of his master. In 1778 he entered the Academy schools. Bigg delighted in depicting... children. The first of many engaging works of this class was exhibited in 1778, 'Schoolboys giving Charity to a Blind Man.' It was followed a year later by one similar, 'A Lady and her Children relieving a Distressed Cottager.' Besides these his 'Palemon and Lavinia,' the 'Shipwrecked Sailor Boy,' and 'Youths relieving a Blind Man' were highly popular works, and were all engraved. Two good pictures from his easel are preserved in the Cottonian Museum at Plymouth.... by choice of subjects and general manner of treatment he would rightly be classed with Wheatley and Morland. He was highly popular in his day, and the best engravers were employed upon his work." (DNB)

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        The Holy Bible; Bound with Cartons of Raphael D'Urbin

      London: R. Bowyer, 1795. Two volumes complete, unpaginated, collates A-9I2v (as Herbert), with Cartons of Raphael D'Urbin (7pp) at the end of volume two. Full morocco, raised bands, spines in six panels, title to second panel, volume to third, remaining panels with small quadrilobe device to centre, place of publication and date to foot, all in gilt, covers with single fillet border and small fleuron corner pieces, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, all edges gilt and marbled, marbled endpapers, leather joints. Slightly rubbed to extremities, couple of minor bumps and scrapes. Internally some light browning and off-setting, repair to head of frontispiece, but generally quite clean. Previous owners bookplate to ffep, old booksellers description tipped in to front pastedown. Engraved titles and engraved plates by Fittler after Durer, Rembrandt and Rubens amongst others. Binding is by Kalthoeber, with his (oxidised) ticket to reverse of front marbled endpaper. Herbert 1394, with the misprint at Mark vii, 27, 'Let the children first be killed' instead of 'filled'. Bound in at the rear is the 7pp 'Cartons of Raphael D'Urbin', with the plate and additional engraved title (Estc N61186), showing only five locations worldwide. First Thus. Full Morocco. Good+. Illus. by Fittler, James. 4to.

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        The Holy Bible Ornamented with Engravings by James Fittler from Celebrated Pictures by Old Masters [2 Vols]

      London: R. Bower 1795. () Very good. Octavo. Black textured leather covered boards with gilt decoration on covers and spine; Gilt lettering on spine with five raised bands. Light wear and rubbing to corners and edges of spine. Decorative blue and orange marbled papers (lightly worn and discoloured at edges and in gutters). Bookplate from previous owner affixed to front pastedown. B / W frontis as well as many other beautiful B / W illustrations and plates throughout. Some foxing and light staining throughout (more so on first couple of pages and plates). All outer edges of text block gilt. A beautiful set. An very handsome set of bibles in an early contemporary binding. Illustrated beautifully with copper plate engravings depicting scenes from the bible. Crest on the front covers matches that on the book plate- showing that is was a binding made specifically for the owner..

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        A Summary View of Heraldry in Reference to the Usages of Chivalry and the General Economy of the Feudal System : with an Appendix Respecting Such Distinctions of Rank As Have Place in the British Constitution

      Edinburgh : Printed By Mundell & Son London Sold By Messrs. Nicol, Egerton, Edwards, Faulder, Hookham & Carpenter, And Vernor & Hood, 1795. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : [2], xvi, 319, [1]p. : 8vo. Subject: Heraldry - Chivalry - Feudalism - Knights & Knighthood -Great Britain - Early works to 1800. Notes: The titlepage is engraved and signed at the foot: D Lizers sculpt. With a list of subscribers. ESTC t139673. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Conjunto de 38 Alvarás Régios, Cartas de Lei, Resoluções, Decretos e Determinações relativos á criação e funcionamento do Conselho do Almirantado [ENCADERNAÇÃO ARTÍSTICA.]

      - publicados entre os anos de 1795 e 1798. Fólio de 28x20 cm. Com 133 fólios numerados manualmente. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com super-libris real de D. Maria I cercado com uma coroa de flores com o titulo 'Conselho do Almirantado'. Magnifica encadernação inteira de pele com ferros a ouro nas pastas, seixas e lombada, magnificas guardas em papel decorativo marmoreado. O Conselho do Almirantado foi criado por decreto de 25 de Abril, e 20 de Agosto de 1795, e confirmado por Carta de Lei de 26 de Outubro de 1796. Location/localizacao: 7-A5-A-1

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        The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England (16 vols.)

      London: William Pickering "A New Edition: by Basil Montagu, Esq." The most desirable edition of Bacon's works, this set in a contemporary binding by W.&E. Pickering of Bath; 3/4 brown leather over marbled boards w/ matching marbled edges and endpapers. Good plus; boards rubbed, leather scarred, top edges a little darkened. Each volume has the armorial bookplate ("Veritas Vade Sequor") of Robert Rae on the front pastedown and his signature on the first blank page. He must have had an extensive and significant library. I believe this is the Robert Rae born 1795 somewhere near Glasgow, whose son of the same name was one of the founders of the Scottish Temperance movement. Bindings are tight and pages are mostly bright and clean; there are a few places with minimal foxing. Points: there is no frontispiece in vol. 1, Essays (1825); facsimile letter appears after table of contents. Letter is foxed, but there is very little in the text around it. The folding plan of 'Advancement of Learning' in vol. 2, 1825 (following contents) has been misfolded and is browned at the edge but not torn. The first page of text in vol. 1 is labelled Vol. III; that of vol. 2 labelled Vol. I; that of vol. 3 has a tiny '3'. These three printed by "Thomas White, Printer,/Johnson's Court." Vol. 4, Natural History, 1826, has a frontis (somewhat foxed) of Bacon and an engraved fly-title page before the text. Printed by "Thomas White, Printer,/11, Crane Court." Vol. 5, 1826, has "Thomas White, Printer,/Crane Court." in the rear only; obverse of title page is blank. Vol. 7, 1827, has a frontis w/ 3 images. Vol. 8 has an engraved facsimile of the 1620 title page as a frontis. In vol. 9, 1828, Thomas White has moved back to Johnson's Court. Vol. 12, 1830; this and succeeding vols. have the printer's imprint: "C. Whittingham, Tooks Court,/Chancery Lane." This was Whittingham the younger, whose uncle and later partner had founded the Chiswick Press, which he was to take over on his uncle's retirement. It was the beginning of a long and very productive relationship between Whittingham and Pickering. Vol. 14 was published 1831; vol. 15 appeared in 1834, along with the final volume, 'The Life of Francis Bacon' by Montagu, numbered the reverse of usual, with the preface in Arabic numerals, and 498 pp. of text in Roman numerals entirely, followed by many unnumbered pages of notes, and an index to the notes. This vol. has the printer's imprint in the rear only, and the sheets are labelled 'Vol. XV', as are the sheets in the other vol. 15. . Hard Cover.

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        SCHERZI POETICI E PITTORICI

      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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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")

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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.

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        Principato / Citra

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

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        Antiphonarium interamente manoscritto realizzato nel 1795 dal primicerio Vincenzo Colla per la parrocchiale di Sant'Agata

      in 8° - pp.cc 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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".

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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.

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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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