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         A Pair of Horses] 'Gentle Kitty' and 'Melilcoma'.

      Berlin Esner 1796 - Copper-plate engravings after Wolf, with fine original hand-colouring in gouache. Trimmed and mounted onto a laid paper support with manuscript titles in the style of the original, fine condition with colours remaining clean and bright. Very slight loss of gouache in small area of 'Gentle Kitty'. Image dimensions: 340 by 500mm. (13.50 by 19.75 inches). Framed dimensions: 490 by 620mm. (19.25 by 24.25 inches) Gentle Kitty, a thoroughly British thoroughbred, was bred by John Hutton, sired in 1774 by Silvio out of Dorimond mare, both from the grandest of blood lines of the Darley Arabian via the Godolphin Arabian and Godolphin Whitefoot. Melilcoma was an East Prussian racehorse, sired in 1792 by Archer out of Pallas. These fine equestrian portraits were engraved by Johann Meno Haas (1752-1833), who was born in Germany but was raised and initially trained in Copenhagen. He moved to Paris in 1782, where he trained under Nicolas de Launay, before returning to Berlin in 1786. He was much in demand as a highly accomplished engraver. This pair seems to be from an extremely scarce series of famous racehorses, with only one other example found in this fine contemporary gouache.

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         AN AUTHENTIC ACCOUNT OF AN EMBASSY FROM THE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN TO THE EMPEROR

      - London 1796,98, Bulmer. Full calf, 3 vol. set, 2 vols.: text 518+626p.+ 29 engravings; + folio atlas 44 engraved plates, rebound 3/4-calf over marbled boards, bright text 1798 2nd.& best edition, atlas 1796, with Lady Mcartney's letter.RARE ! *** *** *** . . . A MOST HISTORIC ACCOUNT OF THE FIRST BRITISH EMBASSY . . TO CHINA AND THE CHI'EN LUNG EMPEROR IN 1797 . . . TOGETHER WITH A DATED PENNED LETTER . . FROM LADY MCARTNEY TO A FRIEND . *** SUBTITLE.: continued: Tartary. Together With a Relation of The Voyage Undertaken on the Occasion By His Majesty's Ship the Lion, and the Ship Hindostan, in the East India Company's Service, to the Yellow Sea, and Gulf of Pekin; as well as of Their Return to Europe; With Notices of the Several Places Where they Stopped in Their Way Out and Home; Being the Islands of Madeira, Teneriffe, and St. Jago; The Port of Rio De Janeiro in South America; the Islands of St. Helena, Tristan D'Acunha, and Amsterdam; the Coasts of Java, and Sumatra; the Nanka Islands, Pulo Condore, and Cochin-China. Taken Chiefly From the Papers of His Excellency the Earl of Macartney, .Sir George Staunton. In Two volumes, with engravings; beside a folio volume of plates. The Second [and considered the best] edition, corrected. . **** . WHO WAS THE FIRST EARL, GEORGE MACARTNEY: George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, KB [1737-1806] was a British statesman, colonial administrator and diplomat. He was know for his famous quote about Britain having: "A vast Empire, on which the sun never sets". . MCARTNEY BECAME BRITAIN'S FIRST AMBASSADOR TO CHINA: . After being created Earl Macartney in the Irish peerage [1792] he was appointed the first envoy of Britain to China, after the failure of a number of previous embassies, including Cathcart's. He led the Macartney Embassy to Beijing in 1792 with a large British delegation on board a 64-gun man-of-war, HMS Lion. The embassy was ultimately not successful in its primary aim to open trade with China, although numerous secondary purposes were attained, including first-hand assessment of the strength of the Chinese empire. The failure to obtain trade concessions was not due to Macartney's refusal to kowtow in the presence of the Qianlong Emperor, as is commonly believed. It is probably described most neutrally as a result of competing world views which were uncomprehending and incompatible. After the conclusion of the embassy, Qianlong sent a letter to King George III, explaining in greater depth the reasons for his refusal to grant the requests of the embassy. . The Macartney Embassy is historically significant because it marked a missed opportunity by the Chinese to move toward some kind of accommodation with the West. This failure would continue to plague the Qing Dynasty as it encountered increasing foreign pressures and internal unrest during the 19th century. * This work was based on Macartney's journals, and rewritten by Staunton. . **** THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOK ON CHINA OF THE LATE 18TH CENTURY: . By and large, the best single English language item done on China in the 18th century. The official account of Earl McCartney's informative but unsuccessful mission to establish formal diplomatic and commercial relations with China. Staunton accompanied the Embassy as Secretary & compiled his book chiefly from the papers of the Ambassador & his fellow envoys. A fascinating true history of the expedition, useful primary source. . *** WHO WAS GEORGE STAUNTON: George Staunton [1737-1801] was a British diplomat, in 1774 Dr. Samuel Johnson met Staunton and they became life-long friends. Although the official mission to China failed, a wealth of precious information was collected and published in this first comprehensive official account. . During this period of time, Great Britain was anxious to establish formal diplomatic relations with China and open usual trade relations. The unwilling Chinese resisted all Western foreign intervention in China. In the end the gifts and arguments were rejec

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         Sketch of a Journey from Hang-Tchoo-Foo to Quang-Tchoo-Foo or Canton in China.

      Artist: Straunton Georg L London; issued in: London; date: ca 1796 - - technic: Steel engraving; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 63,5 x 45; - description: Map depicts a travel in China. From the city Nanking to canton and Macao. With detailed representation of rivers, mountains and lakes. From Staunton'sAn authentic account of an embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China : including cursory observations made, and information obtained, in travelling through that ancient empire, and a small part of Chinese Tartary : together with a relation of the voyage undertaken on the occasion of His Majesty's ship the Lion, and the ship Hindostan, in the East India Company's service, to the Yellow Sea and Gulf of Pekin.

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         Exposition du système du Monde.

      Imp. du Cercle-Social, 1796 - 2 tomes en 1 vol. in-8 (205 x 125 mm) de 314 pp.ch. et 2 ff.n.ch. pour le tome 1; 312 pp.ch. et 2 ff.n.ch. pour le tome 1; demi-cuir de Russie vert, dos lisse orné (reliure moderne). Sparrow, Milstones of Science, 123; Houzeau & Lancaster, 8940. Édition originale. Laplace y expose pour la première fois son hypothèse cosmogonique d'une "nébuleuse primitive", hypothèse qui "a connu une fortune extraordinaire et tyrannise encore nos conceptions modernes de la question" (Daumas). "In addition to Laplace, the professors of exact science were Lagrange, Monge, Haüy, and Berthollet. Together with colleagues expounding natural history, geography, and political economy, they lectured in the auditorium of the Jardin des plantes before audiences of more than 1,200 pupils. The program announces for [Laplace's] course had committed him to treat also of the differential and integral calculus, mechanics, and astronomy. Time did not permit, and he would simply refer his auditors to a book that he had in preparation, to be entitled Description du système du monde, in which he would give a nonmathematical account of all that had been discovered in these subjects. Whatever the comprehension of his lecture on the overcrowded benches of a noisy auditorium, the promised book proved to be one of the most successful popularizations of science ever composed" (DSB., Suppl.). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Storia genuina del Cenacolo insigne dipinto da Leonardo da Vinci nel refettorio de' padri domenicani di Santa Maria delle Grazie di Milano pubblicata dal padre maestro Domenico Pino

      Milan: Cesare Orena nella stamperia Malatesta, 1796 8vo (223x134 mm); nicely bound in contemporary red morocco, gilt centerpiece on the panels within elaborated concentric frames in gilt, spine with five raised bands, gilt decorations and gilt title on blue morocco label, marbled endpapers, gilt edges (small worm holes at the bottom of the spine); [8], 139, [1 blank] pp. Old stamp of a noble family on the title-page. Shellmark "L4" on the front flyleaf. A fine copy printed on thick paper.RARE FIRST EDITION, dedicated to Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, of the first book exclusively devoted to the history of the famous fresco called the "Cenacolo", painted by Leonardo da Vinci in the refectory of the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan between 1495 and 1498.The author, the Dominican Domenico Pino, was the prior of the monastery at the time he wrote the book, and had access to the documents of the conventual archive, which later with the arrival in Milan of Napoleon's troops went dispersed.Pino was charged by a Milanese printer who was about to publish a new guide of Milan, to revise the history of the "Cenacolo" and to collect more information about it. He was then visited by the painter Teodoro Matteini, who had been charged by the Grand Duke Ferdinand III with the task of making a copy of the fresco. The copy was later used by Raffaello Morghen for his engraving of the "Cenacolo". Pino searched in the archive trying to debunk some legends circulating about Leonardo's work with the aim of discrediting the fathers of the convent.The book represents therefore an important historical source. For example, Pino quotes a document referring to a payment given to Leonardo on June 1497. The text is accompanied by the author's annotations and an extensive index of notable things.Pino's Storia was a few years later overcome by the monograph of Giuseppe Bossi, who in 1810 published a monumental work on Leonardo's "Cenacolo".Catalogo unico, IT\ICCU\RMRE\000304; E. Verga, Bibliografia vinciana, Bologna, 1931, no. 271; F. Predari, Bibliografia enciclopedica milanese, Milan, 1857, p. 443.

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         Reise Atlas von Baiern. oder Geographisch-geometrische Darstellung aller bairischen Haupt- und Landstrassen mit den daranliegenden Ortschaften und Gegenden nebst kurzen Beschreibungen alles dessen, was auf und an einer jeden der gezeichneten Strassen für den Reisenden merkwürdig seyn kann.

      München. 1796 - Lieferung 2 und 4 (von 5) in 1 Bd. 4°. Mit 1 Kupfertafel und 26 altkolorierte Kupferkarten (1 gefaltet). mormorierter Pb der Zeit. Bibliotheksmarke am Rücken, Stempel auf erster Seite, einige Blätter mit unauffälligem Wassserrand, insgesamt von feiner Erhaltung. Mit den eindrucksvollen altkolorierten Karten gehört dieses Werk zu den schönsten Topographischen Werken des 18. Jahrhunderts. Selten. "Riedls (.) Kartenblätter (.) gehören zu den frühesten Zeugnissen einer beginnenden wissenschaftlichen Behandlung der Kartographie." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         ADS - Eigenhändiges Schriftstück mit Unterschrift.

      Paris 12.fructidor an 4 (21.VIII.1796). 1/2 Seite 4. Leicht fleckig, linker Rand unterlegt. Philippe-Jean Pelletan (1747-1829), französischer Chirurg 1793 unterzeichnete er Marats Sterbeurkunde, nach dem Tod des zehnjährigen Louis XVII. im Juni 1795 führte er die Autopsie durch, 1804 wurde er chirurgischer Berater Napoleon Bonapartes.Von Pelletan als Chefchirurg am Pariser Hôtel-Dieu (nach der Revolution "Grand hospice d'humanité") ausgestellte ärztliche Bescheinigung für einen Patienten, der an unheilbarem Grauem Star leide."Je sous-signé Chirurgien en chef du grand hospice d'humanité &c certifie que le Citoyen Roch sourdain, domicilé à Paris . est attaqué de deux cataractes compliquées et que j'estime incurables ."Sehr seltenes Autograph.

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         I primi quattro secoli della letteratura italiana dopo il suo risorgimento commentario ragionato del conte Giambatista Corniani

      Bassano: a spese Remondini di Venezia, 1796 - In-8 (2) XX 356. Piena pelle, tassello, caratteri e fregi dorati. Ex-libris Franz Pollack Parnau e Biblioteca Sanner. Prima edizione. Bellissima copia. Dedica a Leonardo Giustiniani. " .Io comincerò la mia narrazione dal Secolo undicesimo, poiché a quest'epoca si può realmente stabilire l'origine della Letteratura propriamente Italiana ." Da "L'editoria del '700 e i Remondini" a cura di Mario Infelise e Paola Marini: " l'importante opera storiografica del bresciano Corniani". Giovan Battista Corniani (Orzinuovi, 18 febbraio 1742 – Brescia, 13 novembre 1813) fu commediografo, saggista e critico letterario italiano. Fu seguace di Napoleone e Giureconsulto per la edizione italiana e latina del Codice Napoleonico. Fu anche iscritto al Regio Istituto Italiano. È tuttavia noto soprattutto per la sua attività letteraria. Compose versi sciolti su argomenti di moda in età napoleonica (La vera filosofia, 1782), un melodramma (L'inganno felice) e vari scritti giuridici. Più importanti i suoi saggi di critica letteraria, ispirati alle teorie estetiche sensiste: I piaceri dello spirito, ossia l'analisi de' principi del gusto e della morale (1790), e I Secoli della letteratura italiana dopo il suo risorgimento (1803-1813). 18mo secolo [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Defence of Usury; Shewing the Impolicy of the Present Legal.

      1796 - Philadelphia, 1796. 1st Am. ed. First American Edition of Bentham's Classic Essay on Usury Bentham, Jeremy [1748-1832]. Defence of Usury; Shewing the Impolicy of the Present Legal Restraints on the Terms of Pecuniary Bargains. To Which is Added, A Letter to Adam Smith, Esq. LL.D. On the Discouragement of Inventive Industry. Philadelphia: Printed for Matthew Carey, 1796. [iv], [5]-149, [3] pp. Includes 2 pp. publisher advertisement. 12mo. (5-3/4" x 3-1/2"). Contemporary tree sheep, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities, front joint just starting at ends. Light toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves, early owner signature to head of title page and left-hand margin of p. 50. An attractive copy. $2,500. * First American edition. Bentham's celebrated essay on the usury laws as an attack on liberty. It began as a series of letters written between January and April 1787 during his long stay with his brother Samuel at his house at Zadobras, near Crichoff in Russia. The letters (13 in all) were written to his friend, George Wilson, in London, largely in response to reports (later to be unconfirmed) that Pitt was then contemplating a reduction of the rate of interest from 5 to 4%. Bentham took the opportunity to write about the commercially thorny interest-rate question including, of course, what he regarded as the stupidity of the government controlled interest rates. He early on took issue with Adam Smith, who seemed, in the Wealth of Nations, to approve the 5% limitation. In May 1787, the manuscript was sent to Wilson. It was published in 1788 through the agency of Jeremiah Bentham. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2641. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Storia genuina del Cenacolo insigne dipinto da Leonardo da Vinci nel refettorio de’ padri domenicani di Santa Maria delle Grazie di Milano pubblicata dal padre maestro Domenico Pino

      Milan: Cesare Orena nella stamperia Malatesta, 1796. 8vo (223x134 mm); nicely bound in contemporary red morocco, gilt centerpiece on the panels within elaborated concentric frames in gilt, spine with five raised bands, gilt decorations and gilt title on blue morocco label, marbled endpapers, gilt edges (small worm holes at the bottom of the spine); [8], 139, [1 blank] pp. Old stamp of a noble family on the title-page. Shellmark "L4" on the front flyleaf. A fine copy printed on thick paper.RARE FIRST EDITION, dedicated to Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, of the first book exclusively devoted to the history of the famous fresco called the "Cenacolo", painted by Leonardo da Vinci in the refectory of the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan between 1495 and 1498.The author, the Dominican Domenico Pino, was the prior of the monastery at the time he wrote the book, and had access to the documents of the conventual archive, which later with the arrival in Milan of Napoleon's troops went dispersed.Pino was charged by a Milanese printer who was about to publish a new guide of Milan, to revise the history of the "Cenacolo" and to collect more information about it. He was then visited by the painter Teodoro Matteini, who had been charged by the Grand Duke Ferdinand III with the task of making a copy of the fresco. The copy was later used by Raffaello Morghen for his engraving of the "Cenacolo". Pino searched in the archive trying to debunk some legends circulating about Leonardo's work with the aim of discrediting the fathers of the convent.The book represents therefore an important historical source. For example, Pino quotes a document referring to a payment given to Leonardo on June 1497. The text is accompanied by the author's annotations and an extensive index of notable things.Pino's Storia was a few years later overcome by the monograph of Giuseppe Bossi, who in 1810 published a monumental work on Leonardo's "Cenacolo".Catalogo unico, IT\ICCU\RMRE\000304; E. Verga, Bibliografia vinciana, Bologna, 1931, no. 271; F. Predari, Bibliografia enciclopedica milanese, Milan, 1857, p. 443.

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         An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

      for A. Strahan, T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies, London 1796 - The Eighth Edition. Three volumes. 8vo. [218 x 133 x 94 mm]. [1]f, x, 499 pp; [1]f, vi, 518, [5] pp; vii, [i], 465, [1], [50] pp. Contemporary binding by Pigge of Lynn (with circular printed paper label in each volume) of tree calf, smooth spines divided into six panels by double gilt fillet, lettered on a new red goatskin label in the second panel and numbered in a new small circular green goatskin label in the fourth, the others with a large urn tool, the edges of the boards hatched in gilt, plain endleaves, lightly yellowed edges. (Joints, headcaps and corners worn and spine rubbed). Small damp-stain at upper corner of last few leaves in vol.2 and a little light spotting, but a very good clean copy, with the half-titles. There is a rather quaint example of faulty printing on p.279 in vol.1. The bindings are rather worn but the joints are still firm and the labels have been replaced to match the originals. They were originally bound by Pigge of Lynn in Norfolk, with his circular black on white (or yellow) label. Ramsden, Bookbinders of the United Kingdom (Outside London) 1780-1840, p.131, saw the same labels on books of about 1800 with the bookplate of Sir Martin Brown ffolkes. Early ink signature of Caleb Rose in vol.1. This is probably Caleb Rose of Eye in Suffolk, the father of the surgeon and geologist Caleb Burrell Rose (1790-1872). Signatures of P. H. Alder-Barrett dated Nov. 1918. With Galloway & Porter bookseller's label.

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         Versuch über ein neues Prinzip zur Auffindung der Heilkräfte der Arzneisubstanzen nebst einigen Blicken auf die bisheringen (pp.391-439 + pp.465-561).

      Journ. pract. Heilk., 2/3+4. - Jena, Academ. Buchhdlg., 1796, Kl.8, pp.321-463, (1) (464)-637, 2 feiner Pappband minimal fleckig. Erste Auflage!Erstmals "Similia similibus" = Die Geburt der Homöopathie! Diese mit 140 Seiten sehr umfangreiche Arbeit Hahnemanns ist das entscheidene, früheste gedruckte Dokument zur Geschichte der Homöopathie! Tischner und Haehl widmen ihm ausführliche Würdigungen - beginnt doch mit dessen Erscheinen eine neue Ära in der Geschichte der neuzeitlichen Heilkunde."Erst im Jahre 1796 ringt sich Hahnemann die klare Erkenntnis völlig durch, und der neue Weg wird öffentlich vor aller Welt auch schon im Einzelnen mit ganz bestimmten Strichen vorgezeichnet. Der zweite Markstein ist errichtet ... Schwer und heiß hat Hahnemann ... zu ringen gehabt, bis er zu der Erkenntnis gelangte, wie sie uns in dieser Abhandlung entgegentritt ...". Hahnemann veröffentlicht hier diese entscheidenen Sätze:" ... Jedes wirksame Arzneimittel erregt im menschlichen Körper eine Art von eigner Krankheit ... Man ahme die Natur nach, welche zuweilen eine chronische Krankheit durch eine andere hinzukommende heilt, und wende in der zu heilende Krankheit dasjenige Arzneimittel an, welches eine andre, möglichst ähnliche künstliche Krankheit zu erregen im Stande ist, und jene wird geheilt werden Similia similibus (Ähnliches mit Ähnlichem) ...""Damit ist dem ... alten Heilungsgrundsatz 'Contraria contrariis' zum ersten Mal von Hahneman der genau formulierte andere Satz gegenübergestellt: 'Similia similibus' ..." Die Arbeit enthält zudem, über dieses neue Postulat hinaus, den ersten, wenn auch noch skizzenhaften Entwurf seiner neuen Lehren, weshalb Haehl (in Fettdruck) konstatiert: "Das Jahr 1796 ist das Geburtsjahr der Homöopathie". Schmit Nr.133Garrison & Morton Onl. No.6849

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         Frontispiece, "Lenore, clasping her spectral bridegroom," to Leonora. A Tale, Translated and altered from the German of Gottfried Augustus Burger.

      - London: by S. Gosnell for William Miller, 1796. Frontispiece only, 8 x 6.5 in. Trimmed to the image so losing the text below, but retaining the imprint at the foot "Blake inv. Perry sc." One or two light spots of foxing, generally very good. Frontispiece only. Blake's illustrations to Leonora were ridiculed in the press upon publication, which might account for it being one of the rarest letterpress books to contain illustrations designed by Blake. Five copies have sold in the last 30 years; one has appeared at auction. The year 1796 saw three translations of Burger's Lenore, one by J. T. Stanley, one by H. J. Pye, the Poet Laureate, and a third by W. R. Spencer, with designs by Lady Diana Beauclerk. Blake was commissioned to create three illustrations for the Stanley translation, including the frontispiece, "Lenore, clasping her spectral bridegroom," which is famous for supposedly having hung as a separate print in C.G. Jung's office. The British Critic for September, 1796, spitefully compared Lady Diana's pictures with those of Blake's: "We are highly impressed by the propriety, decorum and grace which characterizes all the figures of this elegant artist [Lady Beauclerk], even those of a preternatural kind; forming a most striking contrast to the distorted, absurd and impossible monsters exhibited in the frontispiece to Mr. Stanley's last edition [i.e. Blake's design]. Nor can we pass by this opportunity of execrating that detestable taste, founded on the depraved fancy of one man of genius, which substitutes deformity and extravagance for force and expression, and draws men and women without skin, with their joints all dislocated; or imaginary beings which neither can nor ought to exist." The Analytical Review chimed in with comments including "perfectly ludicrous, instead of terrific." Bentley, Blake Books, 440. Easson and Essick, William Blake Book Illustrator, vol. 2, XLVI. Bindman, Complete Graphic Works of Blake, 380-382.

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         Poems on Several Occasions A New Edition

      Edinburgh: Printed by John Paterson, 1796, 1796. Second edition. NCBEL II, 2021. Fine copy. Uncommon.. Demy 8vo, later dark blue half morocco by Maclehose, marbled paper sides, gilt lettering, t.e.g., others untrimmed. The considerably expanded second edition of the works of Scottish poet Michael Bruce (1746-67), who did not publish a poem in his lifetime. A small selection of his works were compiled by a classmate, John Logan, and published as Poems on Several Occasions in 1770; and for this edition more manuscripts were supplied by his mother. There is an introductory essay on Bruce by William Craig which first appeared in the Scottish literary periodical, The Mirror.

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         VOYAGES DE C.P. THUNBERG, AU JAPON, Par Le Cap De Bonne-Esperance, les Isles de

      - Paris 1796, Benoit Dandre. Half green leather over marbled boards, 4 volume set, illustrated with 28 copper engravings, 5 fold outs, bright, white clean paper, solid set, spine on on vol. 4 color bit rubbed off, else nice, vellum corners. Pagination 417+430+445+462 pages in all. A very RARE primary resource on Japan and Nagasaki. Carl Peter Thunberg [1743- 1828] was a Swedish botanist & explorer and one of the great and most well-known students of Linneaus. This work is the results of his fifteen months sojourn and observation while in Japan, where he was a surgeon with the Dutch East India Company. Upon return to Sweden, he eventually succeeded Lin- neaus as professor at the University of Uppsala, from 1784 until his death. He was a keen & scientific observer, with a precise and methodological approach. He was stationed at the Dutch factory in Deshima, in the Nagasaki harbour. This is an improved edition of that part of Thunberg's RESAUTI EURO- PA, AFRICA, ASIA, FORATTAD AEREN 1770-79, relating to Japan. The FIRST EDITION of the work, with complete SUBTITLE cont- inued: Traduits, rediges et augmentes de notes considerable sur la Religion, le Gouvernment, le Commerce, l'industrie et les Langues de ces Diffenentes Contrees Particuierement sur le Javan et le Malaill. An most important and fascinating excellent primary resource and early narrative about Japan in the late 18th century. Contents covers: vol. 1: focus on his travels from Sweden to Holland, and the beginning of the voyage to Japan, via Africa, botanical & zoological observa- tions, observations of the Hottentots. Vol. 2 continues the voyage around the East coast of Africa, on to Java, Batavia, on to Japan and arrival to Nagasaki. Vol. 3 covers commerce between China & Japan, description of Nagasaki & Deshima. A fascinating narrative and journal of his visit to the Shogun of in Yedo, in 1776. Portrait of the Japanese character, names and costume, government, religion, Christianity in Japan, language, police, administration, courtesans, cust- oms, zoological observations, minerals. Note: the Japanese provided the Hollanders and residents of Deshima with a good supply of Japanese prostitutes or "courtesans" in a effort to keep them on the small, restricted and guarded island of Deshima. Vol. 4: manners of the Japanese, festivals, arms, state of agriculture: vegetables and fruits, calendar, sci- ences and arts, manufactures, paper-making, architecture, astronomy, chemistry, law, morals, history, military arts, graphics or illustrations, geometry, geography, music, medi- cine, navigation. A superb and most wonderful early primary resource. See H. Cordier: BIBLIOTHECA JAPONICA col. 447. Gay 3151. Brunet v.850. Nipponalia 1972. ALWAYS A RARE SET !

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         Manuscript Letter, Signed, in French, by Count Nicholas Repnin to Colonel von Essen (d'Essen)

      Grodno 1796 - February 22, 1796. Original signed manuscript letter on single sheet of laid paper (ca. 36 x 25 cm), folded once vertically; 4 pp. Additional old fold lines; near fine. Nicholas Repnin was one of the foremost Imperial Russian statesmen of the eighteenth century, second in fame only to Alexander Suvorov. Under Catherine the Great, he served as minister plenipotentiary in Poland, in effect ruling the country and playing a crucial role in the gradual dissolution of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. He was widely known for his ruthless tactics, which included dictating the Russian demands to the Polish diet and arresting and exiling his opponents, such as the bishops of Kiev and Warsaw. During the Russo-Turkish War of 1768-74, Repnin resigned in order to lead Russian troops into battle against the Ottoman forces. But it was during the next Russo-Turkish conflict (1787-1792) that Repnin rose to fame as the most successful Russian commander apart from Suvorov (1729-1800). The present letter was written in Grodno, during Repnin's tenure as governor-general of the Lithuanian provinces, and concerns an unsavory affair involving one of von Essen's subordinates, the subject of which is merely circumscribed and couched in an abundance of rhetorical flourishes. At the time of writing, Repnin was at the height of his fame, following his successful, if controversial role in the Russo-Turkish War, and shortly before his death in Riga in 1801. A rare private letter, written entirely in French and signed by the author. We are unable to find information about the addressee. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         La lithographie française de 1796 à 1896 et les Arts qui s'y rattachent. Manuel pratique s'adressant aux artistes et aux imprimeurs

      Ch. Lorilleux, sans date (1889), 1796. In-4, pleine basane souple de l'éditeur, dos lise, XXIV- 358 pp. 33 planches hors-texte sous serpente en noir et en couleurs. Coiffe usée en tête, mors fendillé en pied. Bel état intérieur. Edition originale illustrée de lithographies en noir et couleur, dont la publicité pour la Saxoléine illustrée en couleurs par Jules Cheret.

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         The Hasty Pudding

      A Poem, in three Cantos. Written at Chamberry, in Savoy, January, 1793.8vo in half sheets. 15 pp. Disbound.[New Haven: Printed by T. and S. Green, for Tiebout and O'Brien?,

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         MIGUEL LA GRUA TALAMANCA Y BRANCIFORTE, DE LOS PRINCIPES DE CARINI, MARQUES DE BRANCIFORTE, GRANDE DE ESPANA DE PRIMERA CLASE, CABALLERO DE LA INSIGNE ORDEN DEL TOYSON DE ORO.

      Mexico. . 1796 - Very large broadside, 23 1/2 x 31 inches, printed in four columns. Manuscript authorization at bottom dated at Chihuahua, Dec. 26, 1796, and docketed on verso with arms of New Spain. Separated along vertical fold. Generally clean and crisp. This massive broadside prints forty-five articles relating to the production, ingredients, sale and exporting of aguardiente in Mexico. The document is signed and executed at the bottom by several officials.

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         Camilla: Or a Picture of Youth. By the Author of Evelina and Cecilia. In Five Volumes (Countess Camden's copy).

      T. Payne, at the Mews-Gate; and T. Cadell, London 1796 - A very good clean set of the five volumes in attractive early nineteenth century brown half leather with marbled boards, volume II has been respined in matching leather retaining the original titles to spine. some wear to marbling and leather as might be expected. Each volume paginated, xlviiipp, 390pp.; ivpp, 432pp; ivpp. 468; ivpp.,432, ivpp, 556pp; complete with the final advertisement leaf in volume I, This is subscriber Countess of Camden's copy with Lord Camden's heraldic bookplate to the inside of each board and the sidgnature of "F. Camden" to each title page, Frances Lady Camden. 38pp of subscribers to volume I that includes many notable figures of the late eighteenth century this includes Miss Jane Austen, Steventon and the Countess of Camden. It is fascinating to track the associations of the many subscribers, political, literay and social. An attractive set of this elusive first edition. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Portraits des personnages célèbres de la Révolution, avec tableau historique et notices, par P. Quenard, l'un des représentans de la Commune de Paris, en 1789 et 1790.

      Paris, Imprimerie du Cercle Social, 1796 [pour le tome second], pleine basane de l'époque, dos ornés (épidermés), charnières fendues. -Page de titre du t. 2 restaurée au verso avec du papier de l'époque ; lég. manque de papier dans la marge de 2 portraits du t. 2, sans atteinte de la partie gravée ; mouillures claires marginales sur une quinzaine de portraits ; rousseurs éparses. -Précieux exemplaire de P. Quénard, comportant les 2 premiers volumes, avec le tome I incomplet de la page de titre. - 2 volumes in-4 de 1 frontispice-(2)-72 pp.-50 ff. de texte recto-verso accompagnant 50 portraits en médaillons h.t.-(4) pp. et 1 frontispice-(6)-8 pp.-45 ff. de texte recto-verso accompagnant 45 portraits en médaillons h.t.-5 ff. de texte accompagnant 5 portraits en médaillons h.t.-(2)-(4)-(6)-98-(3) pp. + 14 planches h.t. de costumes ; Edition originale, accompagnée de nombreuses notes autographes signées de Quénard.Monglond III-597 à 602 ; Tourneux I-294 ; Colas 383 ; Cohen 175 et 831.Importante note autographe signée, datée du 28 novembre 1801 : celle-ci précise que s'il a bien fait paraître ces deux volumes, le 3e n'est pas de lui. Il ajoute d'ailleurs que ce 3e volume "n'est pas non plus écrit dans le même sens que les 2 premiers." L'auteur explique ensuite que "la prudence l'a contraint à faire des omissions" dans la rédaction des notices, et ce, pour que l'ouvrage puisse paraître, et conclut "il a donc fallu laisser à deviner quelque chose au lecteur, et laisser passer quelques scélérats sous le manteau du patriotisme."Une note autographe et signée sur le portrait de Montesquiou Fezenzac précise que l'habit ecclésiastique du personnage a été converti par l'éditeur en un habit de général et que cette infidélité n'a été découverte qu'après la parution de l'ouvrage. Une note autographe et signée sur le portrait de Barbaroux, là encore, manifeste le regret de l'auteur quant à l'absence de fidélité du portrait. Une note autographe et signée sur le portrait de David précise : "Ce portrait est une infidélité manifeste du graveur Bonneville, qui n'ayant pas le portrait de David, s'est servi d'une planche gravée représentant l'auteur du 3e volume."L'ouvrage sort des presses de l'imprimerie du Cercle Social, qui fut dirigée après Thermidor par Bonneville. Ces portraits forment la collection la plus complète des personnages de la Révolution et ont la réputation de leur conserver un certain réalisme.Les frontispices et les portraits sont "gravés en ovale, à l'eau forte et au pointillé [.]. Bonneville assure que les portraits de Fouquier-Tinville et de Carrier ont été dessinés par lui au tribunal révolutionnaire ainsi que celui de Charlotte Corday et nombre d'autres." (Cohen p. 175)."Ces portraits en médaillon sont dessinés et gravés par Bonneville. Les planches de costumes des autorités constituées (membres du Directoire, des Anciens, des Cinq Cents) sont gravés par Duplessis Bertaux." (Colas).

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         Versuch über ein neues Prinzip zur Auffindung der Heilkräfte der Arzneisubstanzen nebst einigen Blicken auf die bisheringen (pp.391-439 + pp.465-561).

      Journ. pract. Heilk., 2. - Jena, in der academischen Buchhandlung, 1796, Kl.8, (2), pp.1-165, (1) (2), 167-322 (4), 323-463, (1) (2), (464)-637, (1), 1 color. Kupferstichtafel, Pappband d.Zt. feines Exemplar. First Edition of Hahnemann's first presentation of his new system of medicine!Erste Auflage! - Erstmals "Similia similibus" = Die Geburt der Homöopathie! Diese mit 140 Seiten sehr umfangreiche Arbeit Hahnemanns ist das entscheidene, früheste gedruckte Dokument zur Geschichte der Homöopathie! Tischner und Haehl widmen ihm ausführliche Würdigungen - beginnt doch mit dessen Erscheinen eine neue Ära in der Geschichte der neuzeitlichen Heilkunde. "Erst im Jahre 1796 ringt sich Hahnemann die klare Erkenntnis völlig durch, und der neue Weg wird öffentlich vor aller Welt auch schon im Einzelnen mit ganz bestimmten Strichen vorgezeichnet. Der zweite Markstein ist errichtet ... Schwer und heiß hat Hahnemann ... zu ringen gehabt, bis er zu der Erkenntnis gelangte, wie sie uns in dieser Abhandlung entgegentritt ...". Hahnemann veröffentlicht hier diese entscheidenden Sätze:" ... Jedes wirksame Arzneimittel erregt im menschlichen Körper eine Art von eigner Krankheit ... Man ahme die Natur nach, welche zuweilen eine chronische Krankheit durch eine andere hinzukommende heilt, und wende in der zu heilende Krankheit dasjenige Arzneimittel an, welches eine andre, möglichst ähnliche künstliche Krankheit zu erregen im Stande ist, und jene wird geheilt werden Similia similibus (Ähnliches mit Ähnlichem) ..." "Damit ist dem ... alten Heilungsgrundsatz 'Contraria contrariis' zum ersten Mal von Hahnemann der genau formulierte andere Satz gegenübergestellt: 'Similia similibus' ..." Die Arbeit enthält zudem, über dieses neue Postulat hinaus, den ersten, wenn auch noch skizzenhaften Entwurf seiner neuen Lehren, weshalb Haehl (in Fettdruck) konstatiert: "Das Jahr 1796 ist das Geburtsjahr der Homöopathie". Schmit Nr.133 Garrison & Morton Onl. No.6849

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         Voyage à Barège et dans les Hautes Pyrénées fait en 1788 (2 vol.)

      de l'imprimerie de Didot Jeune, à Paris 1796 - In-8° Deux volumes de 347 et 207+55 pages sous anciennes reliures demi-cuir marbré, dos lisses avec pièces de titre rouges, tranches jaunes. Gardes marbrées ornées d'un ex libris de Livingston Phelps (1885 à Pau -1960 à Genève). Récit de voyage d'un curiste aux eaux de Barèges et dans les montagnes alentour, véritable chant d'amour pour ces paysages et leurs habitants. Le texte du Voyage est suivi, dans le deuxième tome, de sa table des matières, paginée des pages 53 à 55, et par « Préface de ma traduction de Juvénal imprimée chez Didot le Jeune en 1796 », 52 pages. Livres en fort bon état. 700 ¿ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Le triomphe de l'empereur Maximilien I.

      Matthias Andrée SchmidtVienna 1796 - Folio (41 x 50cm), the complete suite of 135 double-page numbered woodcuts, including 67 after Burgkmair, 2 after Dürer; bound without title or text, first few plates with soft crease, light spotting. Contemporary marbled boards with later mottled calf spine; corners and edges bumped and rubbed. First edition in book form of The Triumphal Procession of Emperor Maximilian I, a series of fine engravings printed from the original 16th century blocks. The Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I commissioned this monumental series of woodcuts in celebration of his power and wealth, and in emulation of Roman Imperial successes. Purely imaginary compositions, the series represents "the most grandiloquent expression of the art of engraving" (Bliss, p.126). Based on Maximilian's detailed instruction to his private secretary Marx Treitzsaurwein, a programme for the series was established in 1512. The best German artists of the day were invited to produce woodblocks, headed by Hans Burgkmair and including Albrecht Altdorfer, Hans Schäufelein, Hans Springinklee, Leonhard Beck and Wolf Huber. Each artist's work can be identified by an inscription of the woodcutter's name and date of execution on the reverse of the original woodblock. The series also includes an engraving by Dürer known as the "The Small Triumphal Car" on plate 135. Only 135 of the projected 218 woodcuts were completed by Maximilian's death in 1519, and they remained unpublished until 1526, when the Archduke Ferdinand ordered their publication. This third edition was edited by Adam Bartsch, a curator of the imperial print collection, after rediscovering the original blocks in a monastry. Printed in folio format it retains the sense of grandeur Maximilian strove to evoke. Dodgson II, 96 f.; Meder, Dürer S. 223f.; Mayer, Wien II, 62; Lipperheide Sba 2; Thieme-B. V, 255. David Bliss, A History of Wood Engraving. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Oeuvres.

      1796 - Oeuvres de florian 9 volumes edites en 1796 reliure cuir Estelle Galatee pastorale Les six nouvelles Melanges de poesie et de littérature Gonzalve de cordoue 3 volumes Numa pompilius second roi de rome 2 volumes Rare etat d usage [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         L’Antique Rome ou description historique et pittoresque de tout ce qui con- cerne le peuple romain, dans ses costumes civiles, militaires et religieux.

      Paris, chez Deroy 1796 - 4º (24,3 x 18,7 cm.) 2 h. inc.port., 221 p., 1 h., 50 grabados a toda plana iluminados a mano de época. Plena piel de época, lomo con nervios, hilos dorados, y tejuelo. Interesante obra sobre los tipos y vestimentas de los distintos estamentos sociales de la época romana. Ejemplar iluminado a mano de época. Manchas de oxidación en algunas hojas de texto, los grabados limpios y en buen estado. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         VOYAGE EN RETOUR DE L'INDE, par Terre, et par une Route en Partie Inconnue Jusqu'ice, par Thomas Howel; Suivi D'OBSERVATIONS SUR LE PASSAGE DANS L'INDE PAR L'EGYPTE ET LE GRAND DESERT, par James Capper. Traduit de l'Anglais par Theophile Mandar.

      Paris: L'Imprimerie de la Republique, An V (1796/97). First edition thus. Hardcover. Joints tender with short split at bottom of front joint, darkening at base of spine, else very good. xvi, 385 pp. 2 folding maps; small quarto, contemporary full mottled calf, gilt spine, morocco lettering piece. First French edition of Thomas Howel's "A Journal of the Passage from India, by a Route Partly Unfrequented through Armenia and Natolia, or Asia Minor." (London, 1789) together with James Capper's "Observations on the Passage to India, Through Egypt, and across the Great Desert." Translator Theophile Mandar (1759-1823) was a French politician and writer - a supporter of the Revolution who was known as one of the first to enter the Bastille on July 14, 1789. At the time of publication he had held for 3 years the position of National Commissioner of the Executive Council of the French Republic. It seems more than likely that the French translation and official publication by "L'Impirmerie de la Republique" of these 2 detailed works on travel across the Middle East was intended to aid Napoleon in planning his Egyptian Campaign, which began in May, 1798. This copy from the library of V. Perdonnet with his ex-libris in gilt on front board and paper label to front pastedown. Vincent Perdonnet (1768-1850) was a Swiss-born banker whose career took him to Paris in time for the French Revolution where he was imprisoned during the Terror. He emerged to found a trading firm in Marseilles and by 1799 was the Consul and Commissioner of Commercial Relations of the Helvetic Republic, in the pay of Napoleon Bonaparte. He was also an important figure in the Vaudoise Revolution, bringing the ideals of the French Revolution to Switzerland.

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         THE SIAMESE TALES: Being A Collection of Stories Told to the Mandarin Sam-Sib, For the Purpose of Engaging His Mind in the Love of Truth and Virtue. With an Historical Account of the Kingdom of Siam. To which is added the principal maxims of the Talpoins. Translated from the Siamese...

      London.Vernor & Hood...1796. 196, [1 ad'. + 1 ad' for E. Newbery] pages. Engraved frontispiece. Full plain sheep gilt.First Edition. Head and heel of spine worn; lacks front free endpaper; else a very good copy.Subsequent editions were printed by E. Newbery. Roscoe J43.

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         Geschichte der Mathematik seit der Wiederherstellung der Wissenschaften bis an das Ende des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts.

      Rosenbusch, 1796-1800., Göttingen, - 4 Bände. 20,5 x 12,5 cm. X, 798 Seiten; XIV, 759 Seiten; XIV, 484 Seiten; XIV, 516 Seiten. "Von bleibendem Wert durch die bestechende Fülle von Auszügen aus seltenen mathematischen, astronomischen und physikalischen Schriften". - Erstausgabe von Kästners Spätwerk, das neben der Mathematik auch die Mechanik, Optik und Astronomie behandelt. - Gerne sende ich Ihnen auf Anfrage ein Bild des Buches/der Bücher. A picture of this book is available on request by email. 2000 g. Einbandkanten leicht berieben, Kapitale bestoßen und oben mit Einrissen, Exlibris, Seiten gering gebräunt, innen gutes und festes Exemplar. Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückentiteln. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Recueil de 4 documents imprimés à l'époque, concernant la Terreur dans le département de l'Aube et la ville de Troyes].

      Troyes, Sainton (pour 2 documents), Garnier (document n° 3), An II-An III, demi-veau XIXe, à coins, dos à nerfs. -1 f. du 1er ouvrage lég. déchiré sans manque. - reliés en 1 vol. in-8 ; Détail du recueil :1) Histoire du terrorisme exercé à Troyes par Alexandre Rousselin et son comité révolutionnaire, pendant la tyrannie de l'ancien comité de salut public ; suivie de la réfutation du rapport de la mission dudit Rousselin, avec les pièces justificatives. Troyes, Sainton, An IIIe de la République [1796], 90 pp.2) SAINT-ALBIN (Alexandre-Charles-Omer Rousselin de Corbeau, Comte de). Discours d'Alexandre Rousselin, commissaire civil national dans le département de l'Aube, en renouvellant le département, séant à Troyes [le 5 frimaire An II : 25 novembre 1793]. S.l.n.d. [1793], 16 pp. -Martin et Walter 30572.3) SAINT-ALBIN (Alexandre-Charles-Omer Rousselin de Corbeau, Comte de). Rapport de la mission d'Alexandre Rousselin, commissaire civil national du comité de salut public de la Convention nationale, à Troyes, département de l'Aube, sur ses opérations dans cette commune et sur les troubles qui y ont existés. Troyes, Garnier, s.d. [1794], 51 pp. -Martin et Walter 30576.4) ALBERT (Jean-Bernard). Compte rendu à la Convention nationale sur le département de l'Aube ; le 29 ventôse, an 3 de la République [19 mars 1795]. Troyes, Sainton, An IIIe [1795], 23 pp.

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         Versuch über ein neues Prinzip zur Auffindung der Heilkräfte der Arzneisubstanzen nebst einigen Blicken auf die bisheringen (pp.391-439 + pp.465-561).

      - Journ. pract. Heilk., 2/3+4. - Jena, Academ. Buchhdlg., 1796, Kl.8°, pp.321-463, (1) (464)-637, 2 feiner Pappband; minimal fleckig. Erste Auflage! Erstmals "Similia similibus" = Die Geburt der Homöopathie! Diese mit 140 Seiten sehr umfangreiche Arbeit Hahnemanns ist das entscheidene, früheste gedruckte Dokument zur Geschichte der Homöopathie! Tischner und Haehl widmen ihm ausführliche Würdigungen - beginnt doch mit dessen Erscheinen eine neue Ära in der Geschichte der neuzeitlichen Heilkunde. "Erst im Jahre 1796 ringt sich Hahnemann die klare Erkenntnis völlig durch, und der neue Weg wird öffentlich vor aller Welt auch schon im Einzelnen mit ganz bestimmten Strichen vorgezeichnet. Der zweite Markstein ist errichtet . Schwer und heiß hat Hahnemann . zu ringen gehabt, bis er zu der Erkenntnis gelangte, wie sie uns in dieser Abhandlung entgegentritt .". Hahnemann veröffentlicht hier diese entscheidenen Sätze:" . Jedes wirksame Arzneimittel erregt im menschlichen Körper eine Art von eigner Krankheit . Man ahme die Natur nach, welche zuweilen eine chronische Krankheit durch eine andere hinzukommende heilt, und wende in der zu heilende Krankheit dasjenige Arzneimittel an, welches eine andre, möglichst ähnliche künstliche Krankheit zu erregen im Stande ist, und jene wird geheilt werden; Similia similibus (Ähnliches mit Ähnlichem) ." "Damit ist dem . alten Heilungsgrundsatz 'Contraria contrariis' zum ersten Mal von Hahneman der genau formulierte andere Satz gegenübergestellt: 'Similia similibus' ." Die Arbeit enthält zudem, über dieses neue Postulat hinaus, den ersten, wenn auch noch skizzenhaften Entwurf seiner neuen Lehren, weshalb Haehl (in Fettdruck) konstatiert: "Das Jahr 1796 ist das Geburtsjahr der Homöopathie". Schmit Nr.133 Garrison & Morton Onl. No.6849 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Hermsprong; or, man as he is not. A Novel.

      1796 - In three volumes. By the author of Man as he is. First Edition. 3 vols. 12mo. [2], 244; [2], 242; 268pp., without the half-titles and without the advertisement leaves in volumes one and two. Slight off-setting of the bookplate onto the flyleaves, some slight spotting and a few marks in places, very small tear (9mm) to the fore-edge of the final volume (not touching the text). Contemporary marbled boards, vellum corners (new leather spines, old morocco labels preserved). London: for William Lane, at the Minerva-Press, Bage's final and most famous novel ?which directly attacks intolerance towards new ideas and proposals for sweeping reform? (ODNB). Edna L. Steeves in her essay on the 'noble savage' singles out Bage's: ?Some of the most ingenious arguments for the savage state appear in Robert Bage's novels. InHermsprong(1796) the eponymous hero is a 'natural' man, the son of German parents who come to the American West to engage in trade with the Indians. Raised with Indian children, Hermsprong is, as the subtitle of the novel points out, 'Man as he is not'. The implication is clear: here is man in his native goodness and innocence, happy in a life more archaic and uncomplicated than modern civilisation affords, man in short as he should be, uncontaminated by luxury and extravagance. To William Godwin, and to many likeminded men at the turn of the century, it was but a short step from the conception of the ideal of savage society to the ideal of absolute democracy and equalitarianism, the creed of the political radical? (Steeves,The Journal of Modern African Studies?, No. 1 March, 1973). Provenance: Robert Waring Darwin, M.D., F.R.S. (1766-1848), engraved bookplate in the front of each volume, Shrewsbury's principal physician and father of the naturalist Charles Darwin. Bage was a friend (and business partner) of Erasmus Darwin; in 1765 Darwin and Bage joined three other investors in an ironworks business. There is small pencil note at the foot of C5r (vol 1) by a later owner which notes an error in the text. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         The History of the Parishes of Whiteford, and Holywell

      Engraved vignette on title & divisional title, an engraved head-piece, & 22 engraved plates (one double-page). 5 p.l., 172, [2], 185-328 pp. Large 4to, fine cont. red straight-grained morocco, gilt fillets round sides, turn-ins gilt, spine finely gilt, contrasting green morocco labels on spine, a.e.g. [London]: B. & J. White, 1796. [bound with]: -. The Literary Life of the late Thomas Pennant, Esq. By Himself. Engraved frontis. port. of the author, two engraved plates, and one engraved double-page & folding hand-colored plate. 3 p.l., 144 pp. Large 4to. London: B. & J. White & R. Faulder, 1793. First editions, bound together in a very fine contemporary binding of red straight-grained morocco, of two of the final books by Pennant (1726-98). The first offers a detailed local history and genealogical information on the Pennant family (Pennant's family had been at Whiteford since the Norman conquest). The second "hints at Pennant's sense of humour. It is signed only by dotted lines to indicate the death of the author: it is for that reason that his History of the Parishes is signed 'RESURGAM,' with its implication of literary resurrection. Pennant's Literary Life, which has several of his shorter works collected as appendices, makes clear his immense industry and the fact that his natural history writing and travelling were undertaken while fulfilling other responsibilities: he was high sheriff of Flintshire in 1761; author of pamphlets on road management and the militia laws; chairman in 1792 of the Flintshire Loyalist Association; and from 1763 improver of his own estates."-ODNB. Fine copies. Bookplate of Henry Merrik Hoare.

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         Amusement Hall; or, An Easy Introduction to the Attainment of Useful Knowledge

      Philadelphia: Lang and Ustick, and sold by T. Ustick, 1796. Near Fine/Near Fine. First American edition (first published in London in 1794). 12mo. 102pp. (with last page misnumbed as "120") Contemporary calf. Good plus with boards bowed, moderate wear at the extremities and spine ends, and pages tanned with some foxing. A play, apparently intended for a juvenile audience.

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         Lyst Der Gepensioneerde Officieren, Overgeleevert, Door Het Committé Van Het Bondgenootschap Te Lande, Aan De Nationaale Vergadering Op den 27 October 1796. Het Tweede Jaar Der Bataafsche Vryheid.

      Den Haag, 's Lands Drukkery, 1796. Small folio. Rebound in half linen. Good condition. 18 pag. Very rare: only the 1797 edition is know, see Knuttel 22894.

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         Versuch einer medicinischen Topographie von Berlin.

      Berlin, bei Ernst Fleischer, 1796, 8, Titelvignette, (2), XII, 382 pp. und 10 gefalteten Tabellen, feiner Pappband im Stil d.Zet., Rückenschild und Rückvergoldung feines Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe!Beschreibung Berlins unter medizinisch-hygienischen Gesichtspunkten aus dem Jahr 1796. Die heutige Metropole hatte damals erst gut 160.000 Einwohner. Das Buch widmet sich der geographischen Lage der Stadt, der Qualität der Wasserversorung, dem Klima, der Sterblichkeitsrate und den häufigsten Krankheiten der Berliner. Breiten Raum nimmt selbstredend auch die Darstellung der Krankenhäuser und medizinischen Lehranstalten Berlins ein. Das Buch schließt mit einer Naturgeschichte Berlins und umfangreichen Listen zur Fauna und Flora auf dem damaligen Stadtgebiet.Johann Ludwig Formey, "geboren zu Berlin 1766, medicinisch ausgebildet in Halle und Göttingen, zu Halle 1788 promoviert und später auf Reisen in Strassburg, Paris und Wien, trat als Militärarzt ein und machte 1794 den Feldzug nach Polen mit. 1796 wurde er königlicher Leibarzt in Potsdam, 1798 Professor am Berliner Collegium med.chir, 1809 an der neugebildeten med.-chir. Akademie. Geh.Med.Rath seit 1801, trat er 1817 in das Ministerium des Inneren als vortragender Rath der Medicinialabteilung ein. Am 23.Juni 1823 starb er." Hirsch II 406."Unter den hiesigen Ärzten ist und bleibt er immer der, der den meisten Menschenverstand hat, richtig, denkt und in wissenschaftlicher Beziehung ohne Vorurteile ist." E.L.Heim

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         All'Italia nelle tenebre, L'Aurora porta la luce. Riflessioni filosofiche e morali; documenti ed avvisi all'Italia; sistema nuovo mai trattato pria, tanto dagli antichi, che dai moderni scrittori.

      presso Francesco Pogliani, 1796. In-8° (cm. 20,2), legatura successiva in p. pergamena e angoli con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, piatti marmorizzati, taglio superiore dorato; pp. [6] 391 [1b] in buono stato; alcuni deliziosi fregi; geniale appunto anticamente manoscritto al frontespizio che lo definisce «Libro di un incredulo, e per meglio dire di un pazzo, che merita tutta la derisione e il disprezzo». Qualche sporadico segno d'inchiostro, lieve alone a poche carte, margine bianco della carta A1 asportato. Edizione originale di un libro pazzesco, tra l'altro interessantissimo, del settario Enrico Michele L'Aurora, un giacobino fondatore di repubbliche, eversore e organizzatore infaticabile scampato alle Insorgenze e più volte sfuggito alla magistratura, le cui date di nascita e morte sono tutt'oggi oscure. L'opera, tra cosmogonia massonica e totale condanna del Cristianesimo, fa tabula rasa dell'esistente per una costruzione ex novo del mondo, nella pretesa di fungere da manifesto fondativo delle futura Repubblica universale. Buon esemplare.

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         Exposition du systeme du monde, par Pierre-Simon Laplace, de l'institut National de France, et du Bureau des Longitudes. Tome premier -second

      A Paris: de l'Imprimerie du Cercle Social, l'an IV de la Republique francaise (1796) - In-8 (19 cm) 2 voll 314 (4); 312 (4). Legatura ottocentesca in marocchino rosso con fregi e cornice dorata ai piatti. Qualche pagina arrossata. Pierre-Simon Laplace, marchese di Laplace (Beaumont-en-Auge, 23 marzo 1749 – Parigi, 5 marzo 1827), è stato un matematico, fisico, astronomo e nobile francese. Fu uno dei principali scienziati nel periodo napoleonico. Firma di Laplace. Ha dato fondamentali contributi a vari campi della matematica, dell'astronomia e della teoria della probabilità ed è stato uno degli scienziati più influenti al suo tempo, anche per il suo contributo all'affermazione del determinismo. Diede la svolta finale all'astronomia matematica riassumendo ed estendendo il lavoro dei suoi predecessori nella sua opera in cinque volumi Mécanique Céleste (meccanica celeste) (1799-1825). Questo capolavoro ha trasformato lo studio geometrico della meccanica sviluppato da Newton in quello basato sull'analisi matematica. Nel 1799 fu nominato ministro degli interni da Napoleone che nel 1806 gli conferì il titolo di conte dell'Impero. Fu nominato marchese nel 1817, dopo la restaurazione dei Borbone. 16mo secolo

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         Considerations of the Medicinal use and Production of Factotious Airs. By Thomas Beddoes, M.D. and James Watt, Engineer. Part III.

      London for J. Johnson, St. Paul,s Church-Yard, 1796, 8, XX, 178 pp., 3 Tafeln, feiner Halbledereinband mit Rvg. und Rückenschild feines Exemplar. Second Edition, Corrected, and Enlarged!"By 1796 pneumatic medicine was at the zenith of popularity and it was possible for the public to purchase its own apparatus in a 'simplified and portable' form. ..." The 'principal' factitious airs' which, after carrying out a series of tests on animals, Beddoes recommended for clinical use were carbon dioxide, hydrogen, 'hydro-carbonate' and oxygen. The diseases to which each was considered applicable were many. Pneumatic treatment was not, perhaps, quite so drastic as it appears , because the gases were cautiously inhaled greatly diluted with atmospheric air. Even in the case of oxygen 'where Symptoms do not decidedly indicate larger doses, it is prudent to begin with a pint of oxygene air in a bagful of common air, that is to say, diluted from 20 to 40 times its bulk of common air, and gradually to increase the dose as symptoms direct observing always to dilute with at least 20 times the quantity of common air'." Barbara M. Duncum, The Development of Inhalation Anaesthesia (1947), pp.68-69Contents: Epistle General. Cases of Dropsy. Letters from Sir William Chambers, Dr. Thornton, Samuel Hill, Barr, and Dr. Darwin. Cases of Asthma. Letters from Mr. Boothby Clopton, Dr. Thornton, Barrett, Redfearn, Mr. Phipps, and Mr. Yung. Cases of the ill Effects of Opium. Letters from Mr. Phipps, Dr. Thornton, and Colonel Braithwaite. Cases of Paralyses. Letters from Mr. Danby, and Mr. Rolph. Cases of Chlorosis and Epilepsia. Letters from Mrs. Stephens, Dr. Alderson, Mr. Lambert, and Dr. Pearson. Cases of Head-Ache and Dyspepsia. Letters from Dr. Darwin, Mrs. Benham, Cotterel, and Mr.- Broomhall. Case of Scrophulous Tumours. Letter from Mr. Cooper. Cases of Impaired Organs. Letter from Dr. Thornton. Case of Swelling. Letter from Dr. Thornton. Case of Ulcers. Letters from Rev. Mr. Townsend, Dr. Thornton, and Mrs. Munt. Cases of Scorbutic Eruption. Letter from Mr. Cummins. Cases of Mortification and Carbuncles. Letters from Mr. Sandford, and Dr. Ingenhousz. Case of Sysphilis. Letter from Dr. Thornton. Case of Melancholia. Letters from Rev. Mr. Townsend, and Mr. Russel. Case of Pregnancy. Letter from Dr. Thornton. Cases of Diseased Spine, cancer, &c. Letter from Dr. Thornton. Cases of Inoculation. Letter from Dr. Thornton. Case of Haemoptysis.. Letter from Dr. Dr. Redfearn. Cass of Phthisis Pulmonalis. Letters from Dr.Alderson, Mr. Barr, Dr. Carmichael, and Dr. Thornton. Cases of Catarrh. Letters from Mr. Townsend, and a Note from Mr. Edgeworth. Cases of Putrid Fever and Pleurisy. Letters from Dr. Thornton, and Dr. Reynolds.Miscellaneous. Postscript of a Letter from Dr. Pearson, on Yeast. Vindication of Yeast by Dr. Thornton. Letter from Mr Sandford on Tooth-ach. Letter from Mr. Watt on the Dilution of Factitious Airs. Letter from Mr. Watt, being Cautions respecting the Production of Airs. Description of a Mercurial Apparatus suggested by an inspection of Mr. Watt's Machine for producing and containing Factitious Airs, by Mr. William Clayfield of Bristol. Description of Pneumatic Apparatus invented by Mr. Read. Explanation of Plate II. To William Reynolds, Joseph Reynolds, and William Yonge.

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         Voyage de deux Français en Allemagne, Danemarck, Suède, Russie et Pologne, fait en 1790-1792.

      Paris, Desenne, 1796, demi-basane de l'époque, dos ornés, partie de 2 charnières des tomes 1 et 2 habilement restaurées. -Bel exemplaire. - 5 volumes in-8 de (4)-VIII-391 pp. + 3 tableaux dépl. h.t. (dont 2 imp. recto-verso) ; VIII-556 pp. + 3 tableaux dépl. h.t. (dont 2 imp. recto-verso) ; VIII-372 pp. ; (4)-400 pp. et (4)-299 pp. ; Le faux-titre porte : Voyage de deux Français dans le Nord de l'Europe.Voyage en Europe du Nord par deux émigrés qui visitèrent l'Allemagne, la Suède, la Pologne et principalement la Russie.Le second voyageur dont le titre fait mention est Boisgelin de Kerder, qui accompagna l'auteur mais ne fut pas associé à la rédaction du voyage.L'ouvrage fait la part belle à la description de la société des pays traversés, mais on y trouve aussi des renseignements pratiques, notamment sur les monuments et les bibliothèques ; ces dernières ont fait l'objet d'une attention particulière de l'auteur, qui en donne l'historique, en souligne l'intérêt et en décrit les éditions remarquables.L'ouvrage donne "des itinéraires très utiles aux voyageurs, enfin l'indication des établissements en tout genre qui sont le plus propre à exciter et à satisfaire la curiosité des lecteurs." (Boucher de La Richarderie).L'auteur avait en effet pour ambition de créer un guide de voyages : "J'ai travaillé beaucoup plus pour les voyageurs que pour les lecteurs en cabinet."

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        Abhandlung von den Krankheiten der Knochen, Knorpel und Sehnen. 3 in 1 Bd.

      Königsberg und Leibzig, Verlag der Hartungschen Bhdlg., 1796, 1789 und 1793, 8, XX, 402, (2 pp. Druckfehler) XVI, (1) Taf., 200 (10), 289 pp., (2 pp. Druckfehler) pp., 1 Portait, 25 Kupfertaf., Pappband d.Zt. Selten - Erster Teil in der endgültigen, wesentlich erweiterten dritten Auflage, die anderen Teile in erster Ausgabe!Johann Friedrich Böttcher, "Physikus der Kreise Rastenburg und Neidenburg in Ostpreussen, von dessen Lebensumständen nur zu ermitteln war", "promovierte 1779 zu Halle mit der Dissertation "De nonnulis ad suffusionem in genere et crystallinam veram in specie pertinentibus" (neu gedruckt bei WEIZ, Neue Ausz. Frankfurt und Leipzig 15 (1782) pp. 24-27), dass er anfänglich in Berlin prakticirte und 1791 die genannte Physikatsstelle erhielt, verfasste mehrere sehr geschätzte Schriften wie: "Abhandlung von den Krankheiten der Knochen, Knorpel und, Sehnen" (1. ThI., Dessau 1782, Königsberg 1787 neue Aufl. 1789 2. Theil 1789 3. Theil, 1. Hälfte 1792) - "Vermischte medicinisch-chirurgische Schriften" (Heft 1, 2, Königsberg 1791-92) - "Auswahl des chirurgischen Verbandes für angehende Wundärzte" (Berlin 1795 8. mit 15 Kpft. 4.) - "Vorschlag zur Verbesserung des doppelten Leistenbruchbandes und Angabe zu einem bequemen Verbände bei der Zerreissung des Ligaments der Kniescheibe" (Berlin 1796) - "Bemerkungen über Medicinal- Verfassung, Hospitäler und Kurorte" (Heft 1, Königsberg 1800). - Das zuerstgenannte Werk war das vollständigste, das seit J. L. PETIT'S berühmter Schrift über den gleichen Gegenstand erschienen war. Böttcher hat sich auch noch durch Erfindung eines Compressorium der verletzten Art. intercostal., durch ein Compressorium und ein Receptaculum urinae bei Incontinenz desselben u.s.w. bekannt gemacht." Gurlt, Hirsch-H. I, p.604 Ergänzungsband p.113siehe - Meusel, I, p. 363 IX, p. 114 Bernstein, Geschichte der Chirurgie, II, p. 431.Blake 56 Lesky 87

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