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        The Trial of the Bishop of Bangor and Others, Before Mr. Justice Heath, at the Assises at Shrewsbury . . . For an Assault, Rout, and Riot: With the Pleadings at Large Of Counsellors Adam and Erskine; Also the Charge to the Jury By Mr. Justice Heath

      London: Sold by T. Hepinstall, Fleet Street [and two others], 1796. Modern 1/4 morocco over boards, somewhat marked and faded, very occasional staining, a few modern pencil marks, yet a good copy; with the half title Erskine's "masterly acquittal" of John Warren who, as Bishop of Bangor and with several confederates, was tried for rioting, achieved despite Justice's Heath's summing up for conviction, forcefully disclosing Erskine's strategic and courtroom talents

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

      Printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies, 1796, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Eighth Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 3-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is sound. Previous owner's name in ink on front end papers and title pages. All three volumes: full gilt-stamed leather with red spine labels; Volume I: (x), 499 pages; Volume II: (vi), 518 pages plus 5-page Appendix; Volume III: (vii), 465 pages plus Index. This is the eighth edition of Adam Smith's most revered work, originally published in 1776. In the Wealth of Nations, Smith lays the ground work for the modern free market economy and details the concept of the division of labor. All volumes: Covers worn, especially at edges, hinges starting to crack, foxing/staining throughout, still highly readable, slight musty smell. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 5 lbs 8 oz. Category: Economics; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 012716.

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        Charte den Bayerischen Kreis vorstellend. Nach astronomischen und andern bewährten Hülfsmitteln neu entworfen von F.L. Güssefeld. Weimar im Verlage des Industrie Comptoirs 1796.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Franz Ludwig Güssefeld aus Allgemeiner Hand-Atlas b. Verlag des Industrie Comptoirs in Weimar, 1796, 56,5 x 45,5 Schaup, Salzburg auf alten Landkarten 4.33.1; Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. S. 269. - Zeigt den Bayrischen Kreis mit Oberpfalz und Nieder- und Oberbayern und dem Erzstift Salzburg. - Oben rechts Titel. - Unten links Meilenzeiger. - Oben links Erklärungen.

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        Voyage de F. Le Vaillant, das L'Interieur de L'Afrique

      1796]. 1796 - par le Cap de Bonne-Esperance. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée et considérablement augentée par l'auteur; ornée de vingt figures en taille-couce, dont huit n'avoient pas encore paru. [With] Second Voyage dans L'Interieur de L'Afrique, das les Annes 1783, 84 et 85.Second French & first editions. 3 vols. Frontispiece, large folding map & 41 plates (12 folding). 4to. Contemporary calf, gilt, a little rubbed, some occasional foxing. 455; iv, xvi, 240; 373, [3]pp. Paris, [ A handsome set of Vaillant's two voyages, being the first edition of the Second Voyage and the second French edition of the first Voyage, ?revised, corrected and considerably augmented by the author? (Mendelssohn). Le Vaillant's travels were motivated by the desire to see specimens he'd studied in Paris in their natural environment, and his two voyages into the interior of south Africa took him as far as the Great Fish River, and later, north of the Orange River. Ogilvie, 11, 35; Mendelssohn I, p892. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Briefe eines reisenden Franzosen über die Deutschen, ihre Verfassung, Sitten und Gebräuche. Nebst Berichtigungen und Bemerkungen von einem Deutschen.

      Frankfurth und Leipzig [d.i. Dresden], 1796. - VII [recte VIII], 352 S. Unbeschnitten, breitrandig, im Pappband der Zeit. Leicht berieben, Ecken etwas bestoßen, Gelenke beschabt. Teils etwas gebräunt, teils auch etwas brainfleckig. Vorsatz mit 2 Besitzeinträgen. Erste Ausgabe, selten. - Sowohl Holzm.-Boh. I.7675 wie auch Hayn-Got. I.466 nennen Dresden als Druckort. Nicht bei Weller. - Mit Berichten über das Alltagsleben, die Bauart der Häuser, 'Hang der Deutschen zum Trunk', auch über Kleidung, Sitten, Arbeitshäuser, Hospitäler, Kartenspiele, Tanz usf. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Aan't Bataafsche Volk; Wegens de Uitsluiting der Jooden uit het Stemrecht [BOUND WITH] De Republikein. No. 87 (To the Bataafse People; with reference to the exclusion of the Jews from the right to vote)

      M. Schalekamp, Amsterdam 1796 - Octavo. 16pp., 8 (277-284)pp. Blue wraps with handwritten lettering on cover housed in a quarto portfolio. D. H. Dautun is addressing the Batavian People in regards to the exclusion of the Jewish citizens from voting, making a case for the Jews to be given their right to vote. Dautun compares Christian and Jewish tradition and beliefs, points to the upright attitude of the Jews in the city and goes as far as demanding for the Jews to granted the right to bear arms. In "De Republikein" the case is made for the separation of church and state.Following the outbreak of the velvet Bataafse revolution in 1795, prompted by the growing resistance to nobility and the aspiration for a more equitable society, the Batavian Republic was declared on January 19, 1795, and a constitution was adopted in 1798, replacing the Union of Utrecht between a number of Dutch provinces. It is considered the first constitution of the Netherlands.Wraps with wear along edges, small chips and tears and three punch holes near spine. The two pamphlets are separated from each other with both having wraps attached. Front cover with perforated stamp and author and title handwritten on cover. Owner's stamp on front cover and title page. Library stamp on title page. Some foxing, mostly to second title. Wraps in overall poor, interior in good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        An History of the River Thames

      London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for John and Josiah Boydell; from the types of W. Martin, 1796. First edition, first issue. Engraved frontispiece, double-sheet folding map (bound as two double-page sections) of "The Course of the River Thames from Its Source to the Sea" by John Cooke, and 76 hand-colored aquatint plates by J.C. Stadler after J. Farrington. xiv, [4], 312; [8], 294 pp. Each volume with general title "An History of the Principal Rivers of Great Britain," list of plates and table in each volume, volume 1 with dedication. 2 vols. Folio. Early 19th-century marbled boards backed and cornered with new calf. Foxing to a dozen or so letterpress leaves, light marginal foxing to two or three plates, but overall internally clean with almost none of the usual offsetting. First edition, first issue. Engraved frontispiece, double-sheet folding map (bound as two double-page sections) of "The Course of the River Thames from Its Source to the Sea" by John Cooke, and 76 hand-colored aquatint plates by J.C. Stadler after J. Farrington. xiv, [4], 312; [8], 294 pp. Each volume with general title "An History of the Principal Rivers of Great Britain," list of plates and table in each volume, volume 1 with dedication. 2 vols. Folio. An unusually clean copy of this beautiful color-plate book documenting the cities, towns, countryside, and architecture along the course of the River Thames. The first issue, complete with general titles and dedication to George III which are not found in later issues. "[T]he work is almost invariably stained with offsets, and even the text is frequently spotted ... [F]ine, clean and perfect copies are really rare, some part of the preliminary leaves are often missing" (Tooley). The Boydells had conceived of this as only the first entry in a larger series on the rivers of England, but the project was abandoned due to cost considerations after the completion of this installment. "Early impression within aquatint borders [as here] are infinitely superior to later pulls" (Tooley). Abbey Scenery 432; Tooley 102

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        Antique Master Print-TRUANT-BOY-FATHER-GOUT-Bigg-Ward-1796

      - Original master print, titled: 'The Truants'. It shows two truant boys are being admonished by their father who sits with a leg propped up from gout. The man who found them kneels beside the boys, revealing their bounty of apples and pears. Two younger boys are watching in awe from the background. Original handcoloured mezzotint engraving on a verge type paper. Description: Original antique master print. Our definition of a Master Print is a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters.Artists and Engravers: Engraved by Ward after a painting by Bigg. This print was published by W.R. Bigg, in 1796. William Redmore Bigg (1755-1828) was an English painter. He studied at the Royal Academy under Eward Penny. Bigg's greatest pleasure lay in painting children. He produced small portraits and rustic genre pieces. William Ward (1762-1826) was an English engraver. During his lifetime he was appointed engraver to the Duke of York, and associate engraver to the Royal Academy. He not only worked closely with George Morland, but also married Morland's sister Maria. Condition: Fair, given age. All edges reinforced with paper tape. Lower right corner with a repaired tear. Backed chipped lower left corner. General age-related toning and/or occasional light soiling from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-P1-29 The overall size is ca. 24.8 x 19.7 inch. The image size is ca. 24 x 18.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 63 x 50 cm. The image size is ca. 61 x 48 cm.

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        Bavariae Circulus der ganze Bayrische Kreis nach den neuesten u. bewährtesten Hülfs Mitteln Augsburg im Kunst u. Landkarten Verlag des Joh. Walchs. 1796':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Johann Walch in Augsburg, dat. 1796, 62 x 48,5 Gier-Janota, Augsburger Buchdruck u. Verlagswesen, S. 1303 (Johann Walch); nicht bei Schaup, Salzburg auf alten Landkarten. - Zeigt den Bayrischen Kreis und das Erzbistum Salzburg. - Oben rechts Titel.

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        The Antient [Ancient] Bee-Master's Farewell. Or, full and plain directions for the management of bees to the greatest advantage; disclosing further improvements of the hives, boxes, and other instruments, to facilitate the operations; especially that of separating double and treble hives or boxes, w

      London: Robinson, 1796 pp.xvi, 273 with two plates. Contents very clean. More recently a quarter-calf leather binding with marbled boards has replaced an older binding. Leather spine has raised bands and gilt lettering. Binding in fine condition also. A lovely copy. Scarce. (Harding 154).John Keys was a Welsh Bee-keeper and indeed wrote this work from Bee-Hall near Pembroke.

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        Explication du coutumier du Pays-de-Vaud, seconde édition.

      A Lausanne, Chez A. L. Tarin & D. Duret Imprimeur, 1796, - in-8vo, 460 p. + 8 p. (Table), ms. sur garde ?Broye Juge? et sur le haut du titre ?Au Châtelain Broye?, reliure en veau originale, dos avec pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, dos orné or. Tranches jaspées. Bel exemplaire. Seconde édition rare, la première date de 1708.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Helveticat -.

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        Antique Master Print-CIMON AND PERO-PIETY-PARENTAL RESPECT-Daniell-Koster-1796

      - Antique print, titled: 'Filial Piety', (Children's respect for their parents.) This plate shows the biblical story of Cimon and Pero. A nursing young woman Pero is breast feeding her father Cimon in a prison cell. Very rare print. Mezzotint engraving, plate coloured (a-la-pouppee) on a vellin type paper. Description: Published in 1796 by I. Brydon. Artists and Engravers: Made by James Daniell after S. de Koster. After an painting by Hereyns. James Daniell (British; c.1771-1814). (Simon de Koster (Middelburg; 1767-1831) was a Dutch artist mostly known for his portraits after other artists. He moved to London in 1788. Willem Jacob Herreyns (Antwerp; 1743-1827) was a Flemish painter. He is regarded as one of the last painters in the tradition of the Baroque and the last follower of Peter Paul Rubens. Condition: Fair, given age. Several small tears mostly in margin, extending 2 cm into image at top right and a few mm at rght. Right bottom plate edge broken with slight paper loss, backed. Paper edges reinforced on rear. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPC-P1-20 The overall size is ca. 20.9 x 27 inch. The image size is ca. 20 x 26.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 53 x 68.5 cm. The image size is ca. 50.9 x 66.3 cm.

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        The Theory of Chimnies and Fire-Places Investigated; The Principle of Those Recommended By Count Rumford, Fully Explained, and Their Construction Improved. To Which Is Added, A Method pf Preparing Houses and Ships, at Little Expense, In Such a Manner, that, In case of Fire, It may Be Extinguished with the Utmost Ease and Certainty.

      London: T. Heptinstall, 1796. 1st ed. - 12mo. 46 pp. + [2] pp. ads. Modern flexible boards with decorative papers. Contents with light, scattered foxing else very good plus. A scarce early treatise on fireplace construction. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        I CONTADINI DELLA TOSCANA. Serie completa composta da un frontespizio e 60 tavole di stupendi costumi, incisi in rame a colori su disegno di Antonio Bicci, sotto la direzione di (e in buona parte incise da) Carlo Lasinio.

      - Firenze, Pagni e Bardi, 1796. Cm. 33x23 + ampi margini intonsi. Ciascuna stampa con bella cornice dorata, eseguita dalla Ditta Miller di Londra (fine sec. XIX). Misure della cornice: cm. 58x40, vetri originali, tranne 6 sostituiti. Carlo Lasinio, incisore e pittore (Treviso 1759 - Pisa 1838), svolse la sua attività principalmente a Firenze, dove fu prof. all'Accademia e a Pisa, dove fu Conservatore del Camposanto. Praticò tutte le tecniche tradizionali dell'incisione - bulino, acquaforte, maniera nera, incisione a contorno - e sperimentò con successo il rivoluzionario sistema Le Blon - d'Agoty, che prevedeva l'utilizzazione di lastre multiple inchiostrate con i colori, rosso, giallo e azzurro (d'Agoty aggiunse come quarto colore il nero) secondo la tecnica del mezzotinto - cioè con una graffiatura o granitura completa della lastra di rame e una successiva lisciatura delle parti volute chiare: la parte granita tratteneva il colore fornendo un'incisione dallo scuro al chiaro che dava l'impressione dell'acquerello. Il Lasinio sperimentò a lungo tale tecnica - che già aveva interessato anche Bartolozzi - perfezionandola e combinandola con altre e ritoccando a mano col pennello alcune parti meno riuscite. Ne I contadini della Toscana però non utilizzò le lastre multiple, ma un altro sistema: quello detto a la poupée; usando una sorta di tampone per applicare ciascun colore sulla medesima lastra. Per la bibliografia de I contadini della Toscana cfr. soprattutto l'introduzione di G. Devoto e lo studio di A. Forlani Tempesti entrambi editi a corredo della ristampa in fac-simile (Milano, Il Polifilo, 1970). Al Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe degli Uffizi è presente solo un album della meno pregiata tiratura in bianco e nero (cfr. il catalogo della mostra "Lasinio. Incisioni" tenuta a Firenze e stampato da Olschki nel 2004).

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        Geschichte der Mathematik seit der Wiederherstellung der Wissenschaften bis an das Ende des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts. 4 Bände (= komplett).

      Göttingen, Johann Georg Rosenbusch 1796-1800. \"Zus. über 2400 S. Halblederbände d.Zt. Mit RüSch., umlauf. Rotschnitt. Deckel u. Kanten berienben, ein Band mit Fehlstelle am unt. Kap.; im Text leicht gebräunt, doch fleckenfrei.\" Mit hs. Namenseintrag des österr. Mathematikers und Physikers Karl Exner. \"Poggendorff I, 1217. - Erlecke S. 4. - Bestermann III, 3715. - Erste Ausgabe. -\"\"Keine eigentliche Geschichte der Mathematik, sondern vielmehr eine chronologische Übersicht und innere wie äußere Analyse der mathematischen Literatur.\"\" (Erlecke) - \"\"Verdienstvoll ... Liefert eine Fülle von biographisch und kulturgeschichtlich interessanten Einzelheiten.\"\" (NDB X, 735)\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Mathematik, Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Mechanik, Geometrie, Optik

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

      1796. Philadelphia, 1796. 1st Am. ed.. 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.

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        Memoria sobre las Observaciones de Latitud y Longitud en el Mar. Por D. Dionisio Alcalá-Galiano, Capitán de Navío de la Real Armada.

      En la Imprenta de la Viuda de D. Joachin Ibarra, [Madrid] 1796 - "Science And Navigation In Spain - XVIII Century. Illustrated". 8vo.; recent quarter calf; 7 folding tables. Rare treatise by the Spanish naval, cartographer and explorer Dionisio Alcalá Galiano (1760-1805), on the determination of latitude and longitude at sea. Galiano was a pioneer of the use of the chronometer in Spain, allowing him to produce far more accurate maps of the Spanish colonies in the Americas than previously available. After graduating from the Spanish naval school in 1779 he participated in hydrographic surveys of the Spanish and South American coasts and other Spanish naval scientific explorations. He joined the expedition of Alejandro Malaspina to Vancouver; at the age of 45 he was killed at the battle of Trafalgar. This second edition, well printed by the widow of Joaquin Ibarra, Spain's greatest printer, on fine Catalan laid paper by Joseph Llorens, who had supplied paper from Ibarra's famous 1780 Cervantes, is greatly expanded from the first edition of the previous year, which did not contain the folding tables. * OCLC/WorldCat lists only eight copies in institutional libraries. Palau 5752 (calling for only 6 folding leaves); Fernández de Navarrete: Biblioteca Marítima Española I 367 – 373; Howgego: Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800 - G6 (p.411); COPAC records only the first edition of 1795. 7 pp páginas [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Joan of Arc.

      Bristol: printed by Buligin and Rosser for Joseph Cottle [et al],, 1796. Quarto (270 x 212 mm). Contemporary tree calf, titles to red sheep label to spine, decorated gilt in compartments, frames gilt to covers, edges speckled black, marbled endpapers. Later ownership inscription of the writer and publisher Roger Senhouse (co-founder of Secker & Warburg). Rebacked preserving original red morocco spine label, wear to extremities, slight scratching to boards, light foxing to prelims and endpapers; a very good copy. First edition, association copy presented by the ladies of Llangollen and inscribed on the title page "Anna Seward. The gift of the Right Honorable Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Ponsonby. Jan. 1797". Lady Eleanor Butler (1739–1829) and Sarah Ponsonby (1755–1831), known together as the Ladies of Llangollen, were a lesbian couple who lived in seclusion in the Vale of Llangollen in Northern Wales. They dressed in men's clothing, furnished their home, Plas Newydd, in the Gothic style, and devoted their days to gardening, reading and study. Their unconventional life attracted the attention of outsiders, and many writers – including Southey, Byron, Shelley, Wordsworth, and Scott – came to visit the Ladies. The recipient, Midlands poet Anna Seward (1742–1809), first visited the Ladies in 1795, beginning an important friendship and correspondence. In 1796, Seward published "Llangollen Vale", a poem celebrating her friendship with the Ladies. Seward mentioned her reading of Joan of Arc in a letter to Miss Ponsonby ("My progress through Joan of Arc is very slow, and slow I always make it over a composition of real genius") and responded at length to the epic in a letter of 23 Jan. 1797 to Lady Butler ("Its poetic beauties are so numberless, so intrinsic, that its poetic defects, however conspicuous, are as dust in the balance"). Seward's "Lines written after reading Southey's Joan of Arc" was published in the European Magazine, August 1797.

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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.

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        Antique Book-THE CHASE-Bewick-Somervile-1796, first edition

      - Published in London by William Bulmer., 1796, first edition. 4to: xvi, viii, 126 pp. Full leather, private binding in heavy leather. With gilt decorations to the front and spine, gilt arms of Johnstone to the front. Unusual pigskin pastedowns and flyleaves. Hugo 94. An engraved vignette to the title page, and 12 b/w illustrations and tailpieces. Thomas Bewick. Antique Book, titled: 'The Chase, a poem by William Somervile Esq.', by: William Somervile. A finely printed edition of the famous poem about field sports (mainly hunting) in blank verse by William Somervile, in a fine private binding. Printed on Dutch paper (Van Gelder).Author(s): William Somervile. William Somervile (1675-1742) was a writer and poet with a great interest in field sports. Illustrated by: Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) was born in Prudhoe, near Newcastle upon Tyne. He would remain in this region for the rest of his live. Bewick worked as a woodengraver. His many very finely executed designs and bookillustrations are highly appreciated. Bewick is seen as the man who started the great production of woodengraving in the 19th. century. Condition: Very good, given age. Spine restored, the original spine laid down on later leather. Front hinge a little weak but intact. Some scattered light foxing in the text. 4to: 9.7 x 11.9 inch. 4to: 24.7 x 30.2 cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Verklaaring van den Brief aan de Hebreen.

      Utrecht, Willem van Yzerworst 1796-1802. 10 delen, Origineel Leer met ribben, goudbestempeld, 8° (Bovenkant rug deel 1 en 6 wat sleets. Mooie, uniforme set van deze uitgebreide verklaring van de Hebreeënbrief door Gisbert Bonnet, 1723-1805.).

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        Reglement van exercitie voor de infanterie van linie, in dienst van de Republicq der Vereenigde Nederlanden. Gearresteerd by het Committé tot de algemeene zaken van het Bondgenootschap te Lande, den 25 february 1796. Het tweede jaar der Bataafsche vryheid. 2 delen in 1 band + Reglement van de byzondere exercitie der corpsen ligte infanterie of jagers, in zoo verre derzelver dienst met die andere infanterie differeert.

      - 's Gravenhage, Isaac Scheltius, 1796. Met 18 uitvouwbare platen met exercitieoefeningen + 3 platen met bladmuziek. Oorspronkelijke binding met papieren omslag. 231, 59, 58 pp. *Eerste titelpagina iets gevlekt; scheurtje in pp. 21/22 en 23/24, verder goede staat* Het eerste deel: Handelende van de exercitie der recruten, compagniën, en die van het geheele battaillon. Het tweede deel: Handelende van de exercitie van een corps van verscheidene battaillons. Op de eerste twee bladen (dubbelzijdig) bladmuziek: Signalen van advertissement. Geheele bataillon. Op het derde blad: Regts om Links om

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      London - T Payne, T Cadell, W Davies, 1796 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of Fanny Burney's Camilla. An English novelist, diarist, and playwright, Fanny Burney (1752-1840) had a long and prosperous writing career. Through writing four novels, eight plays, twenty volumes of journals and letters, and a biography she gained critical respect in her field. Burney wasa forerunner to Jane Austen, Thackeray, and other novelists with a satirical edge. The greatly popularnovel Camilla focuses on the Tyrold family and their matrimonial concerns. It is thought to advance the contemporary spirit of romanticism as it follows their hardships and mistakes on the path of love. Burney brings in social, emotional, and mental dilemmas that made Camilla a popular read. Without the scarce half titles and final advert leaf to volume I. Complete in five volumes. Condition: Rebound in a cloth binding with original publishers boards. Externally, sound with rubbing. Bumping to boards. Light browning to pastedowns and free-endpapers. Wear to front board of vol V. Hinges straining but sound to front and rear of volI and IV, and rear of vol II. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with the occasional spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        House of Assembly. Journal of the House of Assembly, of Lower-Canada. From the 20th November 1795, to the 7th May, 1796, both days inclusive. In the Thirty-Sixth Year of the Reign of King George the Third.

      Quebec. Printed by Order of the House of Assembly, and sold by John Neilson, M.DCC.XCVI. [1796].. Soft cover. Book 4to. 24.5cm, 2p.l.,318p., added French title page, text in French and English on facing pages, 5 folding leaves included in the pagination, small repairs to English title-page, rebound in half speckled tan calf, black and gilt ruled bands, crushed green morocco label, gilt titles, with the contemporary marbled boards, a fine copy (ds1). - Tremaine 996. Tremaine notes: "The House ordered that 100 copies of its Journal of the fourth Session of the first assembly, Nov. 20, 1795 - May 7, 1796 be printed in English and French for the use of Members and that none but the printer be so licensed to print the same. An index was issued later.without printer's name of date.upon paper with the date 1807 in the watermark. It is only occasionally found with copies of the Journal." This 41p. Index is not with our copy. .

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      Pearl Street, New York : Printed By Tiebout & O'Brien, for Evert Duyckinck , 1796. Small hardcover, 3.5 by 5.5 inches, in original quarter leather and wood grain boards. 131 pages plus 2 page publisher's ad and 6 pages of Contents at rear. Some browning to text, blue ink stain in bottom margin of several pages at rear, not affecting the text. Quite scarce, we find no mention of this edition on-line or in WorldCat. . Quarter Leather. Very Good.

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        Rural Architecture: Or Designs from The Simple Cottage to the Decorated Villa

      I. and J. Taylor 1796 - 1796. 60 pages. No dust jacket. Marbled boards with gilt lettering to half bound brown leather spine. Firm binding to lightly tanned pages and plates with bright copy throughout. Previous owner's name to fep. Light foxing throughout, predominantly to endpapers and rough cut page edges. Water stain to frontispiece and title page. Minor stains to infrequent page edges. Minor tears to hinges at paste downs exposing binding.Light rub wear and markings to boards with tanning to edges. Light cracking to spine with small pieces missing to ends and split to top rear edge exposing binding. Heavy rub wear and tearing to edges and bumped corners exposing boards beneath. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Collection of Poems and Handbills published before, during and after the Contested Northampton Election of 1796. Eighteen separately published items, none of which are recorded on ESTC.

      Northampton: n.p. 1796 - In approximate chronological order: 1. Bouverie For Ever!!! Slip song. 6 stanzas. ?Down, down with your placemen, whoever they are .? 2. The British Constitution, as established at the Revolution! Slip song. 5 stanzas & chorus. ?Ye Freemen all of this good town .? Sl. tear at head touching ?T? of The in heading. 3. Plumpers, my Boys! (To the Tune of the Vicar and Moses.) Slip song. 5 stanzas. ?Our Path is now clear, We have nothing to fear .? 4. (BOUVERIE, Edward) To the Worthy and Independent Electors of Northampton. Handbill. ?Gentlemen, It is impossible to receive an Account .? May 18. 5. (BOUVERIE, Edward) To the Worthy and Independent Electors of Northampton. Handbill. ?Gentlemen, The Discharge of my Public Duty.? May 21. 6. (BOUVERIE, Edward, jr) Handbill. ?Mr. E. Bouverie Returns his warmest Thanks . he has no Doubt but that his Father will again have the Honour .? 7. To the Free and Independent Electors of Northampton. Handbill. ?Fellow Townsmen . You are so well acquainted .? Signed: A true Friend to the whole Rights of every Free and Independent Elector. May 23. 8. (BOUVERIE, Edward) Mr Bouverie Returns Thanks . Handbill. State of the Poll this Day. May 25. 9. (WALCOT, William) Mr Walcot Returns his most hearty Thanks to his worthy Friends . Handbill. State of the Poll. May 26. 10. Friends and Neighbours. Handbill. ?A Hand Bill, signed An Old Inhabitant .? Signed: A Townsman. May 27. 11. (WALCOT, William) Handbill. ?Mr. Walcot again repeats his hearty Acknowledgements .? State of the Poll. May 27. 12. ?Whereas great Exertions are making to persuade those Independent Electors .? Handbill. May 27. 13. (BOUVERIE, Edward) Handbill. ?Mr. Bouverie Has the Pleasure to acquaint his Friends .? (State of the Poll.) May 28. 14. (WALCOT, William) Handbill. ?Mr Walcot Feels himself infinitely indebted to his Friends .? State of the Poll. May 28. 15. (BOUVERIE, Edward) Handbill. ?Mr. Bouverie Feels himself flattered by the Success of his Election .? State of the Poll at the Conclusion: Bouverie 512, Perceval 720, Walcot 474. 16. (BOUVERIE, Edward) ?Mr. and Mrs. Bouverie present their most respectful Compliments, and intreat the Favour of your Company, to meet them at the George, this Morning at None o?Clock precisely.? Handbill. June 16. 17 & 18. The Triumph of Bouverie! (Tune, ?the Vicar and Moses?.) Slip song. ?The Contest is o?er, We labour no more, The Man we revere is brought in .? 7 stanzas. Two copies, the second with printer?s corrections and amendments in ink to every stanza. Three candidates stood in the election: The Hon. Edward Bouverie, 1738-1810, of Delapre Abbey, Northants, a supporter of Fox who was MP for Northampton from 1790 until his death; The Hon. Spencer Perceval, 1762-1812, a Pitt-ite who went on to become Prime Minister - and the only British PM to be assassinated; and Mr William Walcot, representing the Corporation. Bouverie and Perceval were elected after a fiercely fought contest. The ephemeral items offered here were part of the campaign, locally printed and handed-out in the street. None of them are on ESTC. The Poll Book is ESTC T43995, but as far as we can ascertain, no ephemera or pamphlets from the 1796 Northampton Election are recorded in British collections. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Attisches Museum.

      Zürich und Leipzig, Geßner und Wolf, 1796 - 1803. 4 Bde. in jeweils 3 Heften, zus. 12 Hefte. Mit gest. Titel und einer gefalt. gest. Karte von Griechenland. Bedruckte Orig.-Umschläge. Diesch 1257; Kirchner 890; Goed. IV/1, 569, 161; Günther-Zeilinger 1360. - Erste Folge der berühmten Zeitschrift der Klassik, wurde 1805-1811 unter dem Titel \"Neues Attisches Museum\" fortgesetzt. Enthält vorwiegend Übersetzungen antiker Dramatiker und Prosaschriftsteller, teilweise eingeleitet und philologisch kommentiert. - Unbeschnitten, die Broschuren meist am Rücken lädiert, einige auch gebrochen, bzw die Decken lose. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Axur Koenig von Ormus, Eine Oper in vier Aufzügen. nach Dr. Schmieders teutscher Bearbeitung... Fürs Clavier eingerichtet von C.G. Neefe... No: 30. Pr: Fl. 7.1/2. [Piano-vocal score]

      Bonn: Nicolaus Simrock [PN 30.], 1796. First Complete Edition. OCLC no. 23617189. Schneider p. 11, no. 15 (but without price in Francs). BUC p. 915. RISM S410. Axur, to a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte after Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais' libretto Tarare, was first performed in Vienna at the Burgtheater on January 8, 1788 in celebration of the marriage of Archduke Franz, Joseph's nephew. "Axur was an immediate and lasting success. It was said to have been Joseph's favourite opera, and it found favour with the Viennese public as well. With 100 performances between 1788 and 1805, Axur was one of the most often performed operas in the Viennese court theatres during this period. Many performances in Germany, mostly in German translation, attest to its popularity during the last decade of the 18th century and the first decade of the 19th." John A. Rice in Grove Music Online. Christian Gottlob Neefe (1748-1798) is best remembered as Beethoven's first important teacher.. Full contemporary gray paper boards, black leather title label gilt to spine. [1] (title), 2-145, [i] (cast list and table of contents), 1f. (publisher's catalog) pp. Engraved. Lower outer corner of upper board signed "Emma. v. Spillner" in a contemporary hand. Several numbers (pp. 5-13) with very neatly executed text underlay and overlay in Italian in a contemporary hand. Binding somewhat worn and stained; slightly shaken; split at lower hinge. Minor wear, soiling, and occasional light foxing and staining. A very good copy overall.

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        Order of the Governor in Council, of the 7th. July 1796, for the Regulation of Commerce, between this Province and the United States of America.

      Quebec. Printed by Command of his Excellency the Governor; by William Vondenvelden. 1796. - 4to. 26cm, 16p., bilingual title pages and text, rebound in later half calf, black cloth boards, double crimson and black leather labels, gilt titles, blanks, library stamp on the front endpaper, a fine copy thus. (cdn) Tremaine. Bibliography of Canadian Imprint, 1751-1800. # 994 - T.P.L. 692. Added title page in French; English and French on opposite pages. Even numbers on recto. Odd numbers on verso. Another edition was published in the same year. Cf. T.P.L. 691. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Constitution de la république française.

      London: de l'Imprimerie de Baylis; Imprimé aux frais de A. Dulau & Co.,, 1796. Small octavo (116 x 81 mm). Contemporary calf, green morocco label, spine and boards ruled and decorated in gilt. Dalton Hall Library bookplate to front pastedown. Some very minor surface abrasion; a very good copy. First London edition of the French Constitution of the year III (1795), adopted by the Convention on 5 Fructidor Year III (22 August 1795) and approved by plebiscite on September 6.

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        Address to a young lady on her entrance into the world. In two volumes. Vol.I. ( - Vol.II).

      London: printed for Hookham and Carpenter 1796 - Two vols., 8vo., (2) + 202 and (2) + 216pp., contemporary uniform tree calf, spines gilt but worn with a pretty, original, title label (red gilt) on vol.II only, endpapers a little marked else very good copies. First editions. The author is identified as 'Susan Nicklin' in ESTC & OCLC but seems otherwise to be unknown. The book itself, addressed to 'My dear young friend', indicates, however, that the author was the young lady's governess who here provides her 'young friend' with moral, social and spiritual guidance for her impending adult life as a lady of privilege. Thus she addresses such subjects as scriptures, the sabbath, truth, content, fortitude, pride, and 'on the duties of children to parents' (a long section in vol.II, pp.103-203). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of England

      ONT>, 1796 Book. Good. Hardcover. David Hume's famous historical work. A 'New Edition' of the work with the author's final corrections and improvements complete in eight volumes. With a short account of Hume's life to the first volume by himself. Illustrated, with a frontispiece to volume I and 29 portrait engravings across all volumes. Collated, complete. The History of England was originally written in instalments whilst Hume was librarian to the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh. It was originally published in six volumes. David Hume was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist and essayist. HisHistory became a bestseller and standardwork ofhistory of England in its day. Condition: In a full calf binding with gilt stamping to the spines. Externally, generally smart with patches of rubbing to the spines and joints. Bumping to the extremities. Front hinge to volume V is strained but firm. Slight loss to the head of spine to volume V. Loss to both he head and tail of spin to volume VII and VIII. oss to the tail of spine to volume VI. Front hinge to volume VI is strained but firm. Front joint and hinge to volume VIII are tender. Rear hinge and joint to volume VIII are weakand held by one cord only, may detach with further handling. Prior owner's inscription to thetitle page, contents or first leaf of all volumes. Internally,all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Some offsetting caused fromoccasional plates and the odd spots throughout. Overall: GOOD..

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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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        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.

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        Wasington agli Stati-Uniti americani li 27 settembre 1796

      Bologna: presso li cugini Bouchard, Anno I della Repubblica Cispadana [1796 o 1797]. 23 pagine. 19x14 cm.Rilegatura cartonata moderna con tassello sul piatto anteriore. Restauro lungo il margine interno del frontespizio. Interno molto buono, uniformemente brunito. Timbri di biblioteca sul frontespizio e sull'ultima pagina bianca con relativo annullo, uno dei quali accompagnato dalla dicitura manoscritta "Duplum" (tale procedura era posta in essere dalle biblioteche allorché veniva deciso di alienare regolarmente gli esemplari doppi). [A] Edizione della massima rarità, stampata a Bologna durante gli otto mesi della Repubblica Cispadana. Secondo le nostre ricerche, ne risultano censite in Italia solo altre tre copie. Trattasi del discorso di commiato di George Washington dalla vita politica (il celebre Farewell address, o "discorso d'addio") pronunciato il 17 settembre 1796 (sul frontespizio è erroneamente indicata la data del 27) al termine del doppio mandato quale presidente degli Stati Uniti d'America. Washington morì tre anni più tardi, il 14 dicembre 1799.

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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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      - 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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        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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