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        A Map of the United States of North America drawn from a number of critical researches.

      As the Act directs by A. Arrowsmith No.10 Soho Square London Jan. 1st but circa 1808 1796 - Engraved map on four sheets, joined in two sections as a single map, fine original hand-colour; some slight offsetting, small repairs to margins, laid on linen. Dimensions: 128 × 148 cm (50.5 × 58.25 inches). Aaron Arrowsmith (1750-1823) was the greatest cartographer of his day; a remarkable talent, it seems he was largely self-taught as a surveyor, before learning the publishing trade with the London maker, mapseller and publisher Andrew Dury. After working as surveyor for John Cary, he left to establish his only publishing business. His particular specialism was wall-maps, of any and all parts of the world. He prided himself on the meticulous approach he took in preparing the maps, bringing together different sources, merging them when they overlapped, correcting them when they conflicted and rejecting details that were unreliable or unproven. Among the many important maps that he published were two world maps, one on Mercator's Projection and one on a double-hemisphere projection, and some maps of the Americas, including this one. Arrowsmith regularly updated this map as new information became available, incorporating the latest town names, geographical discoveries, newly-established regions, and so on, as they were made available to him. In 1808, he altered his street address to 10 Soho Square, where he moved in that year. This state, the eighth recorded state, is the first to name both Michigan and Ohio. A scarce printing of this influential and important map.

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        Fabliaux or Tales, Abridged from French Manuscripts of the XIIth and XIIIth centuries, Selected and Translated into English Verse with a preface and notes, in 2 volumes, complete

      London: W. Bulmer, 1796-1800. First edition.. Light edge wear to morocco; a very bright and clean copy in fine condition.. Pp. xxxvii, (4), B2, 4-280; (6), B2, 4-340; with 52 woodcut vignettes in the text by John and Thomas Bewick, Charlton Nesbit, and Luke Clennell. Publisher's original black morocco leather, spine with five raised bands, lettered in gilt in one compartment and with elaborate gilt floral decorations in the other compartments, front and rear covers with gilt border decorations, decorated board edges and gilt-turns, marbled endpapers, all page edges in gilt, lg 8vo (9 3/8 x 7 5/8 inches). This is the rare first edition in a fine binding. Armorial bookplate of John Croft Deverell on the pastedown.

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

      - Erster - Vierter Band. Göttingen bey Johann Georg Rosenbusch 1796-1800. 8:o. (2),X,708; (2),XIV,759,(1 blank); (2),XIV,484; (2),XIV,516 pp. Contemporary worn half calf. Signature on front paste-down Kristian Stenhammar (Lektor i Linköping 1783-1866). Signature on front free endpaper Isaac Samuel Widebeck (Domprost i Strängnäs 1801-1863) and E. J. Westman 1903. Upper outer corner front free endpaper Erster Band missing. Siebente Abtheilung. Geschichte der Künste und Wissenschaften. 20,5 x 13 cm.*Erster Band. Arithmetik, Algebra, Elementargeometrie, Trigonometrie, Praktische Geometrie bis zum Ende des sechszehnten Jahrhunderts. Zweyter Band. Perspectiv, Geometrische Analysis und höhere Geometrie, Mechanik, Optik, Astronomie. Erster Zeitraum bis zum Ende des sechszehnten Jahrhunderts. Nachtrag zum ersten Bande. Dritter Band. Reine Mathematik, Analysis, praktische Geometrie, bis an Cartesius. Sammlung von Werken für unterschiedene Wissenschaften. Nachtrag zum zweyten Bande. Vierter Band. Mechanik, Optik, Astronomie. Zweiter Zeitraum vom Anfange des siebenzehnten Jahrhunderts, bis um desselben Mitte. Nachtrag zu vorigen Bänden.[#\88684]

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        Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Abate Metastasio, in Which are Incorporated, Translations of the Principal Letters... in Three Volumes

      London: Printed for C.G. and J. Robinson. 1796. 3 volumes. Octavo. Contemporary mid-tan polished calf with blindtooled edges, raised bands on spine in decorative blindstamped compartments and titling gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. Vol. I: 2ff. (blank), 1f. (frontispiece), 1f. (title), [iii]-xv (preface), [i] (blank), 407, [i] (blank), [xxx] (contents) pp. With a bust-length frontispiece portrait of Metastasio engraved by Heath after Joh. Steiner and manuscript inscription in black ink to front free endpaper: "Given by Northey on my leaving Eton. Dec. [?] 1816." Vol. II: 1f. (title), 420, [xxix] (contents), [i] (blank), 1f. (errata). Vol. III: 1f. (title), 414, [xxiii] (contents), [i] (blank), 1f. (errata). From the library of the Earl of Chichester. With decorative stamp of J.D. Bligh incorporating the head of a gryphon to front free endpaper of each volume. Slightly worn, rubbed and bumped; lower of third volume partially detached. Occasional light browning, foxing and wear; annotations in pencil to endpapers; some mispagination. . First Edition. Gregory-Bartlett I, p. 48. RISM BII, p. 192. Pietro Trapassi (1698-1782), better known as Metastasio, was regarded as one of the greatest poets of the 18th century; his libretti were set to music by numerous prominent composers. Although his works had been translated into English by John Hoole in 1767, Burney's treatment of him is still the most extensive in English. "Although his fame rests chiefly on his 27 opera seria librettos, his works intended for musical setting also include a comic intermezzo, close to 40 occasional pieces (ranging from elaborately staged feste teatrale to simple complimenti for two participants), 8 oratorios, 37 cantatas, 8 solo complimenti, 7 canzonettas, 33 strofe per musica and other lyrical stanzas. This broad spectrum, widened further by settings of some of the 32 sonnets, has brought over 400 composers in contact with Metastasian texts." Don Neville in Grove Music Online.

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        Archiv fur die Physiologie. Volumes 1-12 (all published)

      Halle: Curt, 1796. First German Journal of Physiology REIL, Johann Christian (1759-1813), editor. Archiv fur die Physiologie. Multi-vol. set. Vols. 1-12 (all published under this title), 8vo. 48 plates (plates 1, 2 & 6 in Vol. II; pt. 3, plates 1, 4 & 5 in Vol. IV, pts. 2-3; and plates 1-3 in Vol. V, pt. 1 present as separate photographs). Halle: Curt, 1796-1813. 202 x 122 mm. Half sheep c. 1813, gilt spines, rubbed; needs rebacking. Lightly browned and foxed throughout, minor worming in one volume, but good apart from the missing plates. Library stamps. First Edition of the first German journal of physiology, founded by the neuroanatomist and psychiatrist Johann Christian Reil, discoverer of "Reil's island" in the brain (1796; G-M 1387) and coiner of the term "psychiatry" (G-M 4923). The Archiv attracted contributions from medical and scientific writers throughout Europe, including A. A. Fourcroy, Everard Home, W. C. Cruikshank, Georges Cuvier, Astley Cooper and Benjamin Collins Brodie. Reil himself contributed numerous articles to the Archiv between 1796 and 1812 on such subjects as medical semeiology, brain anatomy and the polarity of forces in the pregnant uterus. One of his best-known contributions was his "Von der Lebenskraft" (On vital force; G-M 596), published in the first volume of the Archiv (pp. 8-162). "This subject was attracting great attention in medical circles, since the elucidation of the Lebenskraft was expected to provide the foundations for medical theory and practice. Reil believed that the appearance and actions of the living organism were based on material and structural changes alone. For him Lebenskraft was only a term designating the special and general characteristic manifestations of living matter. Generation, growth, nutrition, and reproduction all occurred according to chemical laws. He concluded that the physicochemical approach would be the most successful in achieving further understanding of living beings" (DSB). Between 1807 and 1812 Reil published in the Archiv a series of important papers on cerebral anatomy, based on his dissections of the alcohol-fixed brain. These included descriptions of the nucleus (a concept Reil introduced), the lenticular nuclei and lemniscal system, as well as the "island" that now bears his name (first described in Reil's Exercitationum anatomicarum [1796]). See Meyer, Historical Aspects of Cerebral Anatomy, pp. 25-30, 111-13 and 125-28. Haymaker & Schiller, Founders of Neurology (2nd ed.), pp. 62-66. McHenry, Garrison's History of Neurology, pp. 141-44.

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        The Works

      London: T. Longman, B. Law, J. Dodsley [& 50 others, all London],, 1796. To which is Prefixed an Essay on his Life and Genius, by Arthur Murphy. 12 volumes, octavo (211 x 128 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, flat spines gilt ruled and centre-tooled, red morocco labels, green morocco numbering roundels, yellow edges. Portrait frontispiece of Johnson by Hall after Reynolds. Occasional scratches and scrapes to bindings, a few spines chipped at head. An appealing set in a plain contemporary binding. This collected edition of Johnson's works, including Murphy's Essay, was first published in 1792.

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        Die Gärten. Ein Lehrgedicht in vier Gesängen nach De Lille.

      Leipzig J B G Fleischer Format: 8° VIII [2] 506 (recte 406) S Mit gestochenem FrontispizKupfertitel Kupfertafel und 2 großen gestochenen Schlussvignetten von Geyser Schule und Lips nach Rosmaesler und Petermann Schwarzer Halbkalbslederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem orangeroten Rückenschild Rückenfileten Goldstempeln Lederecken blauen Kleisterpapier-Deckelbezügen sowie dreiseitigem Rotschnitt minimal beschabt unwesentliche Läsuren 1796 - *** Erste deutsche Ausgabe des großen Epos in vier Gesängen, des Hauptwerks des dem französischen Dichter Jacques Delilles (1738-1813), das 1782 unter dem Titel „Les jardins ou l'art d'embellir des paysages" erschienen war und hier in kongenialer Übersetzung und Umdichtung durch den Dichter Christian Friedrich Traugott Voigt (1770-1814) veröffentlicht wurde. „Das Werk gehört zur Gattung des Lehrgedichts, das im Umfeld der Aufklärung während der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jh.s als Beschreibungsgedicht neue Aktualität gewann In seiner Gesamtheit entspricht das Werk einem Naturempfinden, wie es in der Nachfolge Rousseaus dem sich allmählich vollziehenden Übergang zur Romantik entgegenkam" (KNLL IV, 518f.). Delilles Werk wurde allein in Frankreich in über 20 Auflagen gedruckt und in zahlreiche Sprachen übersetzt. „Der deutsche Übersetzer hatte sich die Freiheit genommen, im Text erwähnte französische Gärten durch berühmte Beispiele aus der Landschaft diesseits des Rheins zu ersetzen" (ebenda). Nicht nur auf die französische und englische, auch auf die deutsche Gartenkunst hatte das Werk und seine Übersetzungen einen nicht zu gering zu bemessenden Einfluss, es stand in jeder Gartenbibliothek und wurde nicht zuletzt von Fürst Pückler-Muskau geschätzt. Die vorliegende Ausgabe ist reich geziert mit herrlichen Kupferstichen: „Weitaus das schönste Rosmaeslersche Kupfer ist ein von Geyser gestochenes Blatt zu de Lilles Lehrgedicht ‚Die Gärten' (1796). Das zweite Kupfer, das Schule stach, eine allegorische Verherrlichung der Gartenkunst, steht hinter dem anmutigen Landschaftskupfer zurück, das in der Zeichnung und Ausführung von grösster Feinheit ist" (Lanckoronska-Oehler) Kaum gebräuntes oder fleckiges, fast durchgehend sauberes, fast tadellos erhaltenes Prachtexemplar dieses überaus seltenen Druckes in einem bemerkenswert hübschen zeitgenössischen Einband, eine Zier jeder (Garten-)Bibliothek und Büchersammlung. Auch die Vorsatzpapiere aus rotgemustertem Kattunpapier sind erwähnenswert. Goedeke IV, 438. Lanckoronska-Oehler III, 30. Rümann 1187. Meusel X, 243. Nicht bei Fromm. Erste deutsche Ausgabe [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A vindication of the rights of woman: with strictures on political and moral subjects. ..... Vol.I. The third edition

      London: J. Johnson. 1796. 8vo., xix + (1) + 452pp., recently bound in 18th century style half calf gilt by Trevor Lloyd of Ludlow. A fine copy. Windle A5g. First published in 1792, this may justifiably be described as the most famous work in the history of feminism. As PMM has it, it was 'a rational plea for a rational basis to the relation between the sexes'. This third edition reprints the second edition of 1792. There was, of course, no further volume published, which makes it odd that Johnson should continue with the fiction that there were more.

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        L'ANTIQUE ROME ou description historique et pittoresque de tout ce qui concerne le peuple romain, dans ses costumes.

      Deroy, París 1796 - 4º, frontis grab, port, 1h, 2º frontis grab, 221p, 1h, 48 láms. grab, rastro hum. en alg. págs. Plena piel, tejuelo y dorados en lomo, rueda dorada en cantos, cortes pintados. - En total 50 láminas grabadas por Labrousse. 1796

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        An Act for making and establishing public keys or wharfs at Kingston upon Hull, for the better securing His Majesty's revenues of Customs, and for the benefit of commerce in the port of Kingston upon Hull; for making a bason or dock, with reservoirs, sluices, roads, and other works, for the accommodation of vessels using the said port; and for appropriating certain lands belonging to His Majesty, and for applying certain sums of money onto of His Majesty's Customs at the said port, for those purposes; and for establishing other necessary regulations within the town and port of Kingston upon Hull. 1774

      Hull: printed by Thomas Lee and Co., Scale-Lane. 1796. 8vo., x + 108pp., contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards with gilt lines and crimson lettering piece. A very good, perhaps fine, copy with the contemporary ownership inscription, at head of title, of 'Js. Fryson 1798>'. First separate edition and apparently rare. (ESTC finds copies only at BL + York Minster: COPAC adds NLS). A rapid increase in the shipping trade of Hull followed naturally from the rapid industrialisation of Yorkshire during the second half of the eighteenth-century. The tide dependent wharves on the west bank of the River Hull, known as 'The Haven', were superseded by the enclosed docks of Britain's first statutory dock company: The Hull Corporation, Trinity House and Hull Merchants, founded in 1773. The Crown gave the land which contained Hull's city walls for a docks construction, and the 1774 Act of Parliament allowed the Dock Company to raise up to £100,000 by shares and loans, and thus Hull's first dock (the Old Dock), a wet dock, was built between 1775 and 1778. It was designed by Henry Berry and John Grundy, with Luke Holt the resident engineer, appointed on John Smeaton's recommendation.

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        Reize Door De Binnenlanden Van Noord-Amerika, Naar Den Derden Druk Uit Het Engelsch Vertaald Door J. D. Pasteur (Travels through the Interior Parts of North America)

      Leyden: A. and J. Honkoop. Good with no dust jacket. 1796. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Original brown boards, worn completely off along front spine joint and spine ends. Bumped and rubbed corners, light soil on boards. Reinforcing stubs at both gutters. Top edge has soiling. One bookplate covers another on front pastedown endpapers. Also pasted in is an older catalogue listing for the book. Foxing on endpapers and a dampstain on top corner of rear pages; otherwise bright and clean text pages, including plates. All plates as called for include a vignette portrait on title page, folding map, folding view of Niagara Falls, four colored engravings of Native Americans, and one other engraving (small tear). Folding map has a two-inch tear where it is tipped in. First Dutch edition of Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America, in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768, with an index and biography of Carver included. Born in Massachusetts, Jonathan Carver was the first English-speaking explorer to venture overland west of the Mississippi in the hopes of finding a Northwest Passage. He spent two years travelling as far as modern day Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. His account, long viewed a valuable early source of information on the middle West and its Native Americans, plagiarized some passages from earlier French accounts. Howes C 215: "...Aside from exploring some tributaries of the Mississippi, he made no substantial contributions to georgraphical knowledge; his book, however, stimulated curiosity concerning routes to the Pacific, later satisfied by Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark." Carver put forth the idea of a continental divide and uses the name Oregon for the first time. English edition as Howes C 215, Streeter Sale 1772, Sabin 11184. ; Color Illustrations; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 280 pp .

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        Kolor. orig. Kupferstich-Karte aus Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly: Grosser Deutscher Atlas. Gestochen von Franz Müller.

      Wien, Reilly'sches Landkarten und Kunstwerke Verschleiss Komptoir, 1796. - Ca. 56 x 74 cm. Atlantes Austriaci I, 110, Rei D.- Gering gebräunter Mittelfalz, außerhalb der Darstellung nur minimal fleckig. Graphik - Landkarten

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        A Vindication of the Rights of Woman with strictures on political and moral subjects. Volume 1 [all published].

      J. Johnson, London 1796 - TP + [iii]-xiv = Dedication to Talleyrand + xv = Advertisement + [xvii]-xix = Contents + [1]-452, Octavo. Third Edition. 3rd Edition of the Most Revolutionary and Famous Work by a Revolutionary Woman - The Very Beginning of Modern Feminism Published four years after the first edition and with identical printing and pagination. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman was written against the tumultuous background of the French Revolution and the debates that it had spawned in Britain. Wollstonecraft first entered this fray in 1790 with A Vindication of the Rights of Men, her response to Burke's Reflection on the Revolution in France (1790) in which he had criticized the many British thinkers who welcomed the early stages of the French Revolution. While they saw the revolution as analogous to Britain's own Glorious Revolution of 1688, Burke argued that the appropriate historical analogy was the English Civil War of 1642-1651 in which Charles I had lost his head. Burke viewed the French revolution as the violent overthrow of a legitimate government and in Reflections he argued that citizens do not have the right to revolt against their government because civilization is the result of social and political consensus; its traditions cannot be continually challenged - the result would be anarchy. One of the key arguments of Wollstonecraft's Rights of Men, published just six weeks after Burke's Reflections and in direct response to it, is that rights cannot be based on tradition, Rights, she argues, should be conferred because they are reasonable and just, regardless of their basis in tradition. Then in 1791, Talleyrand presented his Rapport sur l'instruction publique to the French National Assembly and it incited Wollstonecraft to pen this impassioned response defending the Rights of Woman. Talleyrand had proposed:Let us bring up women, not to aspire to advantages which the Constitution denies them, but to know and appreciate those which it guarantees them The paternal home is better for the education of women; they have less need to learn to deal with the interests of others and should accustom themselves to a calm and secluded life. Wollstonecraft flippantly dedicated the Rights of Woman to Talleyrand: "Having read with great pleasure a pamphlet which you have lately published, I dedicate this volume to you; to induce you to reconsider the subject, and maturely weigh what I have advanced respecting the rights of woman and national education." In her Rights of Men, as the title suggests, Wollstonecraft was concerned with the rights of particular men (18th-century British men) while in the Rights of Woman, she is concerned with the rights afforded to "Woman", an abstract category. She does not isolate her argument to 18th-century women or even to just British women. The first chapter of the Rights of Woman addresses the issue of natural rights and asks who has those inalienable rights and on what grounds. She answers that since natural rights are given by God, for one segment of society to deny them to another segment is a sin. The Rights of Woman thus engages not only specific events in France and in Britain but raises much larger issues that can only be dealt with from a larger and much longer perspective. The gauntlet of universal woman's rights had finally been thrown down in a way that could no longer be ignored. Contemporary pale greenish boards with a cream-colored spine that is lightly discoloured. The spine has six unevenly spaced ribs and the title hand-lettered as "Rights of Woman" in the third compartment. Inserted at page 404 is a fragment of a contemporary letter from Brands ???? Antiquities to George Hopkinson with formation on the availability of two books and the price of tea that can be ordered. This is a gorgeous, large-paged, completely uncut copy of this immensely important (and, in this third edition, affordable) book. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Axur, Koenig von Ormus, Eine Oper in vier Aufzügen, nach Dr. Schmieders teutscher Bearbeitung Und nach Salieri's Musick, Fürs Clavier eingerichtet von C.G. Neefe.

      Bonn, Simrock [1796].. Quer-4°. 145 gest. S. Halblederbd. d.Z. mit goldgepr. Deckelschild (berieben, Ecken bestossen, Kapitale mit kleinen Einrissen, Deckelschild mit kleiner Fehlstelle)., fester Einband. Erstausgabe der deutschen Fassung. - Plattennr. 30. - Klavierauszug der tragisch-komischen Oper in fünf Akten des Wiener Hofkapellmeisters Antonio Salieri. Eine der bekanntesten und beliebtesten Opern des Komponisten. Die Uraufführung fand am 8. Januar 1788 im Burgtheater zu Wien statt. Dort stand das Stück alsdann bis 1805 mehr als hundert Mal auf dem Spielplan. - Stellenweise etwas fleckig. Insgesamt jedoch schönes Exemplar. Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

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        Of Coloured Figures of English Fungi or Mushrooms ... No. 11

      (London): Printed By J. Davis, 1796. 40 hand coloured plates, with letterpress description. Original printed wrappers detached. ATTRACTIVE PLATES. First Edit. Printed Wrapper. Very Good. 325 x 205 mm.

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        Narrative of a Five Years Expedition Against the Revolted Negroes

      1796. STEDMAN, J.G. (BLAKE, William, illustrator).Narrative of a Five Years Expedition Against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the Wild Coast of South America; from the years 1772, to 1777: elucidating the History of that Country, and describing its Productions, Viz. Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, Trees, Shrubs, Fruits, & Roots; with and Account of the Indians of Guiana, and Negroes of Guinea… illustrated with 80 elegant Engravings from drawings made by the Author.London: for J. Johnson and J. Edwards, 1796.Two volumes.First edition of Stedman?'s scarce and important Narrative, with three folding engraved maps, a folding aquatint engraving, and 77 engraved plates, including 16 engraved by William Blake. Handsomely bound in polished calf-gilt by Zaehnsdorf.In 1771, Stedman volunteered to accompany an expedition sent out by the Dutch to suppress a revolt in the wealthy South American colony of Surinam (Dutch Guiana). "[Stedman's] narrative is a model of what such a book should be. Its rules for marching and fighting amid tropical swamps anticipate those laid down by the Ashanti expedition. The field of his curiosity embraced not only all branches of natural history, but also economical and social conditions. His description of the cruelties practised on the negroes, and of the moral deterioration resulting to their masters, forms one of the most vivid indictments of slavery that have ever been penned" (DNB). The 16 plates engraved by William Blake "have long been recognized as among the best executed and most generally interesting of all his journeyman work" (Keynes, 98). Each of Blake's arresting engravings successfully blends his own inner vision with Stedman's, and include often-reproduced slave tortures, wonderfully humanoid monkeys, the skinning of a giant anaconda, and an emblematic representation of "Europe Supported by Africa & America." Blake relied heavily on the engraving work that he did for many of Johnson's publications to sustain him at this point in his career.Keynes, Bibliography of William Blake, 111. Abbey, Travel 719. Sabin 91075. Bentley 499.Leaf Rr3 in Volume II with marginal paper repair. Occasional mild foxing to and offsetting from few plates, a few of which have been professionally cleaned; joints expertly repaired. A very handsomely bound copy in excellent condition.

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        MEMORANDOM. Book 2nd. October 16th (?) 1796

      Coventry, Connecticut, 1796. Period brown quarter leather blank book, with marbled paper boards. Binding shows wear, About Very Good. 1st leaf lacking lower half [text loss]. At rear, 3 leaves removed [with text loss]. Ink beginning to fade to last half of entries [still legible, but would benefit from digital enhancement]. Text - overall Good.. 64 ll. ~ 8 lines per leaf; 8-9 words per line = ~ 4400 words. Oblong format: 3-7/8" x 7-3/8" The diarist a young lady, single, then married, of some station, from late 18th C. Connecticut; herein she primarily records, and ruminates upon, her social activities [e.g., gossips] of people met, places visited, and life lived. Her style is conversational, and she initially addresses many remarks to one Laura, e.g., "Friday 4th Mrs Ford has laid down the fort (?) - has not returned. Is it not strange Laura how nearly a women's happiness is allied to the man who has her heart, and hand, how after have we my good friend ridiculed in others that, which we styled a foolish fondness, when in fact we knew not that our [?] happiness, at least depended on it." From Monday 7th: "I have been diver-ting myself in eatting [sic] some butnuts (?) and playing on the Violin." Tuesday 29th: "quitted my Fathers house O Laura, tho, I am perfectly satisfyed with him. Soe, [?] home, I leave it- yet I candidly say my feelings were much affected - " Friday November (?) 1st "for the first time I have got a meal To wit breakfast and sat with my husband, I truly declare it was the happiest I ever sat." Sunday 25th: "I wish you a merry Crysmas [sic] - aint that [?] Yankee fashion." Monday 16th: "I am Tuesday 17th: very Wednesday 18th: Lazy" Thursday 9th: "my Man is gone and I [?] her [?] it along O Eliza Amo Amolee" (?) The diary continues in a similar vein through 1797, which much commentary now to Eliza, vice Laura. Names mentioned in the diary: Doctor Issac Pratt, Lucy Strong [New London, CT], Brother Phillips, Mr & Mrs Hanifor, with many, many others noted. Note on Provenance: this diary was recently obtained in San Francisco Bay area of California, and is presumed to have come via the family of Martin Kellogg, who was born in Vernon Connecticut, as son to Eliza White Kellog, grandson of Eunice Stanley White. Martin Kellogg would settle in California in 1855, and in 1860 began a long association with the University of California, serving as its President, 1893 - 1899. Diaries from this period now quite uncommon on the market, with this primary source providing an invaluable [almost] daily year-long glimpse into the thoughts & activities of a late 18th C Connecticut lady, as she goes about her life.

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        REGENSBURG. - Straubing. - Karte. "Chaussee von Regensburg nach Straubing" und "Chaussee von Regensburg nach Schärding" (2x).

      - 3 altkol. Kupferstiche aus Riedl, 1796, je ca. 22 x 14,5 cm. Die drei Straßenkarten zeigen u.a. Donaustauf, Griesau, Rain, Strasskirchen, Osterhofen, Plattling, Vilshofen, Ortenburg, Sulzbach. Mit 20 Seiten Text.

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        Lettera d'un padovano al celebre Signor abate Denina accademico di Berlino e socio dell'Accademia di Padova

      Fratelli Penada, Padova 1796 - In 16o, pp. XVI + 148. Timbro di estinta biblioteca al fr. Lieve gora al marg. int delle prime 20 cc. Br. coeva muta. Al fr. dedica autografa di Vincenzo Malacarne a Carlo Denina: 'Al sudd.o Ab. Denina Suo Amico da Berlino. Il Prof. Malacarne. Padova 12 Marzo 1797'. Giacinto Vincenzo Malacarne (Saluzzo, 1744 - Padova, 1816), allievo di Giorgio Bertrandi, fu un noto anatomista e chirurgo. Studio' chirurgia a Torino, poi fuÂnominato professore ad Acqui Terme dove si occupo' anche degli stabilimenti termali. A questo periodo risalgono i suoi studi sul cervelletto.ÂNel 1789Â ricopri' la prima cattedra di chirurgia clinica a Pavia, quindi si trasferi' a Padova dove esercito' la professione per oltre vent'anni. In questa lettera, pubblicata anonima, eÂindirizzata a Denina, Cesarotti celebra alcuni importanti episodi legati alla cultura e alla storia della citta' di Padova. Segue il 'Catalogo dei Padovani nominati con lode nella lettera che nelle annotazioni'. Melzi, II, 98 e I, 185. Vedova, p. 13. ITA

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      Cartagena: En la Oficina de Marina de este Departamento, 1796.. Two volumes bound in one. [4],84pp. plus two folding engraved plates; [8],159pp. plus four folding engraved plates. Folio. Contemporary calf, mottled and stained, spine gilt. Spine slightly worn. Titlepages slightly soiled. Occasional minor dampstaining and age-toning, otherwise internally fresh and clean. A very good copy. A sammelband of two very rare late 18th- century Spanish illustrated technical treatises, both written expressly for the Marine-Guards. Instructions for the binder on page [4] of the first title regarding the placement of the engraved plates for the two treatises indicate that it was expected that the two titles would often be bound together. The two scientific texts, concerned with spherical trigonometry and cosmography, are detailed, highly technical, and intended for students with a strong background in mathematics, astronomy, and geography. Printed by the Office of the Navy in Cartagena, the texts were to provide mariners the solid theoretical grounding needed for successful navigation. Ciscar, the Director of Studies of the Academy for Marine- Guards in the Department of Cartagena, was the author of several other works on mathematics, astronomy, and navigation. Extremely rare, neither title in OCLC, NUC, or the pre- 1955 BRITISH MUSEUM CATALOGUE. PALAU 54961, 54960. NAVARRETE, p.527 (both titles). ENSAYO DE BIBLIOGRAFÍA MARÍTIMA ESPA?'OLA 1253 (TRATADO DE TRIGONOMETRÍA... only).

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        Sermon predicado el dia 31 de mayo de 1795, en la solemne accion de gracias que celebró por el cumplimiento, de un siglo de su fundacion, el Convento de religiosas teresas de Guadalaxara, corte de la Nueva Galicia

      Guadalaxara: Impreso ... por D. Marinano Valdez Tellez Giron Small 4to (20.5 cm; 8"). [6] ff., 25, [1] pp.. 1796 Our sermonizer was "tesorero de la santa iglesia" of Guadalajara. The Carmelite nuns of the Convento de Religiosas Teresas are celebrating their centenary and are paying to have the the celebratory sermon printed, dedicating it to "la Virgen Madre, venerada con el título de la expectacion en la sagrada imágen de Zapopán," and providing a four-page introduction to the publication. Moreno uses Matthew 28:20 as the starting point for a homily on the monastery's founding. This is one of the first publications printed in Guadalajara, which did not get its first press until 1793. Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate only six copies in U.S. libraries. No copies are located via the OPACs of the Mexican or Spanish national libraries, of the Universidad de Guadalajara, or via CCPB or COPAC. Original plain wrappers, small dark discoloration at top edge of front one and lesserly to first leaf. A fine copy.

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        SCHEDULE of Papers. [41papers]. [Collection of Printed Internal Communications in the RoyalNavy, October 1796 - January 1797, Pertaining to the French Expeditionto Ireland]. (No title page, apparently as issued; completed frominternal information)

      N.p., British Admiralty. 1796 - 1797.. Soft cover. 4to, 29cm,un-paginated. About 55 pp., including several folding tables, stab sewn,in the original plain blue wraps, frayed along the spine, wraps a bitwrinkled, very good condition, very rare. (ids) The documents concernthe state and condition of His Majesty's ships, and orders and lettersconcerning their sailing and deployment. This is all in reaction to theFrench expedition to Ireland, which was monitored by the British Fleetunder Colpoys. Despite all the bustle reported in these communications,the British fleet was ineffective and Colpoys was replaced. Fortunatelyfor the British, though maybe not so fortunate for Irish patriots, theweather accomplished what the Royal Navy could not, sending the Frenchfleet home in tatters. This is a fascinating document from the NapoleonicWars, pertaining to one of the more colorful incidents of that troubledperiod. - With the bookplate of well known collector and bibliographer,Mario Witt. .

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        Signed affidavit attested to by Federal Judge Nathaniel Pendleton regarding "silver spoons, & other silver ware" believed to have been taken by "the negroes" who brought it ashore at St. Marys, Georgia, from the wreck of a sloop

      Georgia, March 14,1796. 8.25" x 9.75". "Autograph Document Signed ""Nathl Pendleton"" as District Judge of Georgia, 1 page, 8.25"" x 9.75"". Also signed ""Hannah Miller"" as deponent. Georgia, March 14, 1796. Darkly penned and signed. Minor flaws. Fine condition. In full, ""Before Nathaniel Pendleton District Judge of Georgia personally came Hannah Miller who being duely Sworn deposeth, that she was at the house of Robert Stafford this day, and saw these, several Jackets & petticoats of muslin, and callicoe lying on the floor, & some bags which Mr. Stafford said were full of the same kind of Cloathes, - She supposes there might be seven or eight bags. Mrs. Stafford said the negro Captain desired Stafford to bring them away from the wreck to his house - she went on board at Capt. Readys, and Captain Ready said the sloop was coming to St. Marys to bring the negroes things here. And some of the same bags, or the whole are now on board the sloop brought here - Has heard of some of the things being at Dilworth's & some at Williams's. The Deponent says Mrs. Stafford told her that those that were not in bags were given by the negroes for provisions & for bringing the things on shore - She heard Mrs. McClain say there was some silver spoons, & other silver ware, but did not say how many nor who had them, but believed it was the negroes. - [swo]rn before me 14th March 1796. Nathl. Pendleton."" Trimmed at left margin removing ""swo"" from last line. Entering the Revolutionary Army at the age of 19, Nathaniel Pendleton (1756-1821) served as aide-de-camp to General Nathanael Greene in the campaigns in the southern states. President George Washington appointed Nathaniel Pendleton the first Judge for the District of Georgia (1789-1796). He served as a second to Alexander Hamilton in his fatal duel with Aaron Burr in 1804."

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      Huesca: Por la Viuda de Miguel de Larumbe, 1796.. [2],21pp. on folded sheets. Folio. Old stain on final leaf, affecting a few lines of text; light marginal stain on two leaves. Else near fine. In a half morocco box. A rare regional printing of this far-reaching treaty. The treaty, comprising twenty-three articles, was signed on Sept. 4, 1796. Senator Thomas Pinckney represented the United States in the difficult negotiations. Various clauses of the treaty define the boundaries of Florida, establish the Mississippi as the definite boundary between Spanish Louisiana and the settlements of the United States and, most significantly, secure common navigation of the Mississippi for Americans and Spaniards. After 1783, Spain had asserted her absolute right to the navigation of the Mississippi. To the western settler, the Alleghenies and the bad roads were enough to cut off any route to market other than down the river, and it was not easy to restrain acts of forcible defiance of the Spanish claim. The northern states were willing to allow the Spanish claim in return for a commercial treaty, but the southern states protested angrily, and the question threatened the stability of the United States. The specter was not laid to rest until the negotiation and ratification of this treaty, which had wide-reaching ramifications for American expansion. This printing is not in Palau, Medina, Servies, nor on OCLC. Rare. PALAU 250427 (Madrid ed). MEDINA (BHA) 5765 (Madrid ed). SERVIES 715 (Alaca ed).

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        Beskrivelse over Kongeriget Norge, Øerne Island og Færøerne, samt Grønland, efter ældre og nyere, trykte og haandskrevne geographiske, chorographiske, topographiske, statistiske Skrivter, Afhandlinger og Efterretninger, saavelsom ved Brevvexling og ellers erholdte Oplysninger, forfattet i alphabetisk Orden.

      Kbh. 1796. 8vo. Nytt håndbundet skb. Med den gamle ryggstripen. Tittelblad med kobberstukket tittelvignett. Dedikasjonsblad. XVI, 886, (6) s.. Bibl.Norv. II, 4646.Noen notater og understrekninger med blyant i teksten

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        SUEÑOS MORALES. Visiones y visitas de Torres con Don Francisco de Quevedo, por Madrid: corregidos y aumentados. Con LA BARCA DE AQUERONTE, residencia infernal de Plutón. Correo del otro Mundo y cartas respondidas a los muertos. Sacudimiento de mentecatos. Historia de Historias á imitación del cuento de cuentos de Quevedo, y El Soplo de la Justicia, escrito por el Doctor Don. del clasutro de Universidad de Salamanca

      1796 - "Madrid. En la Imprenta de Joseph Doblado. 1796. 4º menor, 5h inclusas anteportada y portada, 272pp. Capitular inical con pequeño grabadito. Encuadernación piel española de época con alguna ligera imperfección sin importancia y apenas perceptible, hierros dorados y tejuelo en lomera, papel de hilo. Firma de época en anteportada a tinta negra. Muy buen ejemplar, en general bastante limpio, con buenos márgenes y sin imperfecciones notables que describir. Texto a dos columnas. 137. Obra que abarca numerosos temas con un estilo inspirado en el "Los Sueños" de Quevedo. Algunos la consideran su creación más importante, valiéndose de un estilo expresionista brillante y excesivo en la descripción de los personajes, trascendió el mero retrato humorístico para mostrar la repugnancia que le producían ciertas costumbres y comportamientos. No había en él intención de ser fiel a la realidad, sino de configurar una visión del mundo a partir de la forma distorsionada del sujeto que tomaba como referencia. En la misma linea estilística y conceptual encontramos "La barca de Aqueronte", sátira contra médicos, abogados, jueces, mujeres, nobles, académicos. Todos estos elementos y propósitos trazados en estas creaciones se desarrollan con maestría en su "Vida, ascendencia, nacimiento, crianza y aventuras del doctor Diego de Torres Villarroel", Salamanca, 1694-1770. Palau. 337354."

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        L'Antique Rome Description Historique & Pittoresque de out ce qui concerne le peuple Romain, dans ses costumes, Civils, Militaires & Religieux, dans ses moeurs publiques & privees depuis Romulus, jusqu'a Augustule Ouvage orne de cinquante tableaux

      Paris: Chez Deroy, 1796. Quarter Calf, Speckled Boards. Very Good. 4to. 25.5 by 20 cm. Two frontises (one with engraving, other hand-colored plate), title, [2], 221, [3] pp. With 50 hand-colored aquatint plates, the most exciting not merely costume but showing military and equestrians on move or in action. (And first frontis is B/W.) Colas 1298. The timing of the publication was significant -- it was the fourth year of the Directoire, and so noted on the title. Revolutionary France drew inspiration from Ancient Rome in terms of its republicanism, its muscular outlook, and its aesthetics (although this was a trend that certainly predated the Revolution). Note that this work is encountered without coloring most often. Moderate wear to the binding, and scattered light foxing and soiling within.

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        Traité de dynamique dans lequel les lois de l équilibre et du mouvement des Corps sont réduites au plus petit nombre possible, et démontrées d une manière nouvelle, et où l on donne un Principe général pour trouver le Mouvement de plusieurs Corps qui agissent les uns sur les autres d une manière quelconque

      chez Fuchs Libraire, Paris 1796 - Legatura 800 in mz. pergamena con titolo oro su tassello in pelle al ds. Piccola mancanza al piede del ds. e al tassello. Angoli usurati. Qualche carta lievemente ingiallita ma buoni interni in barbe. Rara seconda edizione accresciuta. 4to (cm. 23,1), 4 cc.nn., XXXVI-272-XIX pp. con 5 tavv. rip. f.t. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Briefe aus der Schweiz und Italien

      Lübeck und Leipzig Friedrich Bohn und Compagnie 1796 - Jacobi, G.A. "Briefe aus der Schweiz und Italien von Georg Arnold Jacobi in das väterliche Haus nach Düsseldorf geschrieben." EA. 2 Bde. 8°. Lübeck und Leipzig, Friedrich Bohn und Compagnie (Johann Friedrich Bohn), 1796 und 1797 (gedruckt bei Johann Carl Wesselhöft in Chemnitz). VI S., 1 Bl., 358 S. 1 Bl. ; 1 Bl., 428 S., 1 Bl. Hldr. aus d. Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rücken und RSchildern. Rücken etwas berieben (2. Band mit kleinen Fehlstellen oben und unten) und Vergoldung dort beschädigt (siehe Foto). Titelbl. von Bd. 1 mit Stempel (Saal, Kasten, Nr. - ohne Provenienz) und leicht braunfleckig, ansonsten innen recht sauber und frisch - ungelesen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Art of Cookery made Plain and Easy Which Far Excels Any Thing of the Kind Yet Published

      London T Longman, B Law, J Johnson, et al 1796. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Cover rubbed with cracks to hinges New Edition Brown hardback leather cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xl, 419pp. 'Includes 150 new and useful receipts [recipes], not inserted in any former edition'. Also includes chapters on directions for the sick; for captains of ships; a miscellaneous chapter containing medical recipes such as for the bite of a mad dog, how to clean gold and silver lace and a chapter on recipes for perfumes. With several neatly hand-written receipes dated 1826.

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        The Holy Land in Three Divisions: Jerusalem and Galilee; Jordan and Bethlehem; Idumea and Petra

      Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co, London - All parts bound in one volume Half folio (approximately 10 x 14 inches exclusive of margins). original scarlet padded morocco, heavey gilt decorations, spine with raised bands, extra gilt, lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Illustrated with 42 tinted lithographs by Louis Haghe from original drawings by David Roberts. (all present.) Plates slightly larger (32 x 24 cm) than in the earlier quarto edition and are also identified outside the image. David Roberts, R.A. (24 October 1796 Ð 25 November 1864) was a Scottish painter. He is especially known for a prolific series of detailed lithograph prints of Egypt and the Near East that he produced from sketches he made during long tours of the region (1838Ð1840). These and his large oil paintings of similar subjects made him a prominent Orientalist painter. He was elected as a Royal Academician in 1841.In 1838, Roberts embarked on a journey that would shape Europe's perception of the Middle East and then Roberts worked with lithographer Louis Haghe from 1842 to 1849 to produce the lavishly illustrated plates of the Sketches in the Holy Land and Syria, 1842Ð1849 and Egypt & Nubia series. He funded the work through advance subscriptions which he solicited directly. The scenery and monuments of Egypt and Holy Land were fashionable but had hitherto been hardly touched by British artists, and so Roberts quickly accumulated 400 subscription commitments, with Queen Victoria being subscriber No. 1. Her complete set is still in the Royal Collection. The timing of publication just before photographs of the sites became available proved fortuitous. Spine ends, edges and corner a little rubbed, spine a tad darkened (gilt very bright), preliminary and terminal leaves with some brown spotting rarely affecting the image area [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Apology for the Bible; In a Series of Letters Addressed to Thomas Paine

      T. & J. Swords, New York 1796 - 18mo. 178 pp. Recent buckram binding, new end papers, marginal toning, else good. (22954). Richard Watson (1737-1816) , was an Anglican bishop and academic, who wrote a number of notable political pamphlets. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nuovo dizionario istorico ovvero storia in compendio di tutti gli uomini [..] dal principio del mondo fino ai nostri giorni [..] con tavole cronologiche [..] tradotto in Italiano [..]. Tomo I [ - XXII].

      a spese Remondini di Venezia 1796 22 volumi in - 8° (cm. 20,7); brossure coeve (lievissimi segni d'usura a pochi tomi); carte in barbe, in ottimo stato, solo qualche sporadica traccia di sporco. Traduzione italiana ampliata da Origlia, Lugo, Zaccaria e in questa ancor più vasta edizione da Carrara, Verci, Gennari. Opera d'immensa erudizione che contiene grandi apparati storiografici e una miniera d'informazioni. Cfr. Melzi II, 259. Ottimo esemplare genuino.

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        Parapilla et autres œuvres libres et galantes

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie de Cussac, 1796. Fine. de l'Imprimerie de Cussac, Paris An IV [1796], in-12 (9,5x15cm), (4) 176pp., relié. - Contemporary binding in full morocco green long grain Bozerian signed. Back smooth decorated with gilded nets and florets. Gold lace framing boards. Contreplats guards and lined with roses tabby; golden lace coaching contreplats. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Une des nombreuses éditions de cet ouvrage licencieux, soigneusement imprimée en petits caractères sur papier vélin. Reliure de l'époque en plein maroquin vert à grain long signé Bozerian. Dos lisse orné de filets et fleurons dorés. Dentelle dorée en encadrement des plats. Filets et stries dorées sur les coupes, les coins et les coiffes. Gardes et contreplats doublés de tabis roses ; dentelle dorée en encadrement des contreplats. Toutes tranches dorées. Superbe exemplaire, richement établie par le grand Bozerian, dans une reliure en plein maroquin vert doublée.

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        A journey over land to India partly by a route never gone before by any european... who formerly commanded a regiment of cavalry in the service of his highness the nabob of the carnatic. In a series of letters to his son. Comprehending his shipwreck and imprisonment with hyder alli and his subsequent negociations and transactions in the east.

      Printed by Vaughan Griffiths 1796 In 4, pp. XIX + 176 + 138 + 181 + 9. M. pl. coeva. Spelature ai piatti e al d. Edizione originale di questa descrizione di viaggio dall'Europa a Zante, Cipro, Aleppo, Baghdad, Bassora fino a Goa e Bombay. Cox, I, 306. ITA

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        Révolutions de l'Inde pendant le dix-huitième siècle; ou mémoires de Typoo- EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez George Bridel, 1796. Fine. Chez George Bridel, à Paris 1796, 2 tomes en deux Vol. in 8 (12,5x20cm), xvj, 382pp. et (4) 358pp., relié. - First edition, rare.Pleine Sheepskin marbled time. Back smooth decorated. Pieces of red morocco title and volume numbers in black morocco. Caps head threadbare. Parts very rubbed titles with gaps. Some corners bumped. A wetting at the right margin at the corner on the first ten pages of the first tome.Histoire, geography and customs of Hindustan, ie the Mogul empire stretching from the Himalayas in the north to the peninsula of Malabar and Coromandel on the south by the Sultan of one of the provinces of this nation. Fantin-Desodoards assured, initially accompanied by Mirabeau, translation and formatting for editing. The book contains a lot of valuable information, it is cut into thin varied chapters, including the Dutch counters, Portuguese, and jeopardizes the English in Hindustan. These memories should have appeared in 1784, as they were led by a delegation in order to inform the French about the situation of this country, but the Revolution and events in France delayed the publication. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare. Reliure en pleine basane marbrée d'époque. Dos lisses ornés. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaisons en maroquin noir. Coiffes de tête élimées. Pièces de titres très frottées, avec manques. Quelques coins émoussés. Une mouillure en marge droite au coin sur les dix premières pages du premier tome. Histoire, géographie et mœurs de l'Indoustan, c'est à dire l'empire du Mogol qui s'étendait de l'Himalaya au nord, jusqu'à la presqu'île de Malabar et de Coromandel au sud, par le sultan d'une des provinces de cette nation. Fantin-Desodoards assura, au départ en compagnie de Mirabeau, la traduction et la mise en forme pour l'édition. L'ouvrage réunit une foule de renseignements précieux, il est découpé en mince chapitres très variés, notamment sur les comptoirs hollandais, portugais, et l'agissement des Anglais dans l'Indoustan. Ces mémoires auraient dû paraître en 1784, car ils furent amenés par une délégation dans le but d'éclairer les français sur la situation de cette contrée, mais la Révolution et les événements en France en retardèrent la publication.

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        Oeuvres complètes

      Paris: Imprimerie de Chaignieau, ainé, 1796. Fine. Imprimerie de Chaignieau, ainé, Paris L'an V - 1796, in-8 (12x18,5), (6) 383 pp. et (6) 363 pp. et (6) 351 pp. et (6) 347 pp., 4 volumes reliés. - New edition, llustrée a portrait frontispiece engraved by Dupréel and eight figures Fragonard son, engraved by Dambrun, Duparc, Giraud young, Pauquet, Lingée, Dupréel. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, joliment illustrée d'un portrait au frontispice gravé par Dupréel et huit figures hors texte de Fragonard fils, gravées par Dambrun, Duparc, Giraud le jeune, Pauquet, Lingée, Dupréel. Cohen ne recense pas cette édition. Reliures fin XIXe en plein veau blond, signées Petit successeur de Simier. Dos à cinq nerfs ornés de caissons et fleurons dorés ainsi que de pièces de tomaison de maroquin vert. Plats ornés de triple filets dorés. Coupes et coiffes ornées de double filets dorés. Dentelles dorées en encadrement des contreplats. Toutes tranches dorées. Très bel exemplaire, dans une série très décorative. Auteur d'une poésie badine, souvent libertine et légère, bien tournée et drôle et qui eut beaucoup de succès, ses oeuvres furent réunies une première fois dès 1711, puis en 1746, peu après son décès en 1743. Elles connurent maintes rééditions. Le quatrième volume est composé de pièces attribuées. En bon exemple de cette poésie :  "Le bègue. Un bègue voulait d'une dame/ Les bonnes graces acquérir,/ Et lui prouver l'ardente flamme/ Dont l'amour le faisait mourir. / Etant au bout de sa harangue,/ Ne pouvant plus mouvoir sa langue,/ Il eut recours à son outil;/ Puis le montrant et des yeux et du geste:/ Madame, excusez-moi, dit-il,/ Le porteur vous dira le reste." Ex-libris. A. Jouffray. A L'Aventure. 

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        Oeuvres complètes de Jean Racine

      àParis: Chez Deterville, 1796. Fine. Chez Deterville, àParis l'an IV - 1796, in-8 (12,5x19,5 cm), (6) XX, 427pp. et (4) 436 pp. et (4) 401 pp. (6) 488 pp., 4 volumes reliés. - New edition in four volumes, illustrated with a portrait of the author by Santerre engraved by CS Gaucher frontispiece of the first volume, as well as twelve figures inset (t.1 5 figures; t.2 5 figures; t.4 2 figures), designed by Le Barbier and engraved by Baquoy, Dambrun, Dupréel, Left, Halbou, Langlois young Patas, Romanet and Thomas. Slightly later Binders (Empire) in full marbled fair calf. Back smooth decorated with caissons, gilded finials and arabesques, as well as parts of title and volume number of long-grain red morocco. boards framed by a double gilded frieze. Cups and caps adorned with golden wheels. Golden lace coaching contreplats. All edges gilt. Corners skilfully restored. Head of the fourth joint restored volume. Tear without lack in low margin and the p.328 tiny angular tear (with small lack) p.400 the fourth volume. Bookplate from the library of Edward Joshua Cooper, politician and astronomer at Markree Castle, glued on each contreplat.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition en quatre volumes, illustrée d'un portrait de l'auteur par Santerre gravé par C.S. Gaucher en frontispice du premier volume (le même que dans l'édition de 1768), ainsi que de douze figures hors-texte  (t.1: 5 figures ; t.2 : 5 figures ; t.4 : 2 figures), dessinées par Le Barbier et gravées par Baquoy, Dambrun, Dupréel, Gaucher, Halbou, Langlois jeune, Patas, Romanet et Thomas. Reliures très légèrement postérieures (Empire) en plein veau blond raciné. Dos lisses ornés de caissons, de fleurons et d'arabesques dorés, ainsi que de pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge à grain long. Plats encadrés d'une double frise dorée. Coupes et coiffes ornées de roulettes dorées. Dentelles dorées en encadrement des contreplats. Toutes tranches dorées. Coins habilement restaurés. Mors de tête du quatrième volume restauré. Déchirure sans manque en marge basse de la p.328 et infime déchirure angulaire (avec petit manque) p.400 du quatrième tome.  Bel exemplaire. Dernière édition du XVIIIe illustrée des oeuvres de Racine, imprimée par Didot dont on reconnaît aisément la mise en page typographique. Ex-libris de la bibliothèque de Edward Joshua Cooper, politicien et astronome, à Markree Castle, collé sur chaque contreplat.   

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        Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark

      (iv). London: J. Johnson, 1796 8vo. (iv), 262, (2, appendix), (2, notes), (2, ads) pp. Modern calf antique, early ink signature on title-page, first and last leaves browned, overall, a very good copy. First edition of these eloquent travel narratives, comprising the first published account in English of a woman travelling on business. "When Johnson published the Letters they found an enthusiastic public, not least among young poets. The wording of her description of the waterfalls she visited . . . appears to have played a part in inspiring Coleridge's description of the sacred river Alph in Xanadu; and the theme of the book . . . set a fashion for questing romantic journeys. Byron, Wordsworth, Shelley, and Mary's as yet unborn daughter Mary, who sends her Frankenstein north at the end of his story, all read and followed in Mary Wollstonecraft's footsteps." (Tomalin, The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft, Penguin 1992, p. 228.) Godwin noted in his memoirs (1798): "If ever there was a book calculated to make a man in love with its author, this appears to me to be the book." With the final advertisement leaf listing all of Mary Wollstonecraft's books from Johnson to that date, the first "bibliography" of her work. Rothschild 2598. Windle A7a.

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        Arte y uso de arquitectura .Primera y segunda parte

      por D.Placido Barco Lopez. 1796 Madrid. 30 cm. 2 v. ([8], 288 p. ; [2], 471 [i.e. 473], [4] p.). Profusamente ilustrados con grabados intercalados. Encuadernación en tapa dura de editorial con lomo estampado. Compuesto por el P. Fray Lorenzo de S. Nicolás, Agustino. 1ª parte. Con el primer Libro de Euclides traducido en castellano. - 2ª parte. Con el Quinto y Septimo Libro de Euclides y las medidas difíciles de bóvedas y de las superficies y pies cúbicos de las pechinas ; con las ordenanzas de la Imperial Ciudad de Toledo. y se añaden. las Ordenanzas de Madrid. Aguilar Piñal. Bib. S.XVIII. Sig.: a?, A - Z?, Aa? ; [ ]¹, A - Z?, Aa - Qq?, Rr??¹. Portadas xilográficas arquitectónicas. Las ilustraciones son grabados xilográficos de planos y elementos geométricos. Arquitectura. Obras anteriores a 1800. Barco López, Plácido. imp . Cubierta deslucida. . guardas algo abiertas . (=389830=) Ver imagen

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        The Holy Land in Three Divisions: Jerusalem and Galilee; Jordan and Bethlehem; Idumea and Petra

      London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. original scarlet padded morocco, heavey gilt decorations, spine with raised bands, extra gilt, lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Spine ends, edges and corner a little rubbed, spine a tad darkened (gilt very bright), preliminary and terminal leaves with some brown spotting rarely affecting the image area. Half folio (approximately 10 x 14 inches exclusive of margins). All parts bound in one volume Illustrated with 42 tinted lithographs by Louis Haghe from original drawings by David Roberts. (all present.) Plates slightly larger (32 x 24 cm) than in the earlier quarto edition and are also identified outside the image David Roberts, R.A. (24 October 1796 – 25 November 1864) was a Scottish painter. He is especially known for a prolific series of detailed lithograph prints of Egypt and the Near East that he produced from sketches he made during long tours of the region (1838–1840). These and his large oil paintings of similar subjects made him a prominent Orientalist painter. He was elected as a Royal Academician in 1841. In 1838, Roberts embarked on a journey that would shape Europe's perception of the Middle East and then Roberts worked with lithographer Louis Haghe from 1842 to 1849 to produce the lavishly illustrated plates of the Sketches in the Holy Land and Syria, 1842–1849 and Egypt & Nubia series. He funded the work through advance subscriptions which he solicited directly. The scenery and monuments of Egypt and Holy Land were fashionable but had hitherto been hardly touched by British artists, and so Roberts quickly accumulated 400 subscription commitments, with Queen Victoria being subscriber No. 1. Her complete set is still in the Royal Collection. The timing of publication just before photographs of the sites became available proved fortuitous .

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        A Select Collection of Epigrams. Many of them Original.

      Printed for Thomas Clio Rickman and John Walker 1796 - FIRST EDITION, some scattered foxing, occasionally a poor impression of the type, pp. vi, [1], 112, 12mo, contemporary calf, single gilt fillet border on sides, spine gilt, red lettering piece, rebacked preserving the original spine, good. Rare; ESTC records just BL, 2 in the Bodleian, Folger, LoC, and Wayne State. Rickman defines an Epigram as 'a few lines on a given subject, either humourous or grave; having an unexpected and happy turn to work up its climax.' As such, there aren't very many, and the smallness of the volume is thus doubly appropriate. His own contributions are not numerous, but include an Impromptu on Thomas Paine's Work - Rights of Man, being prohibited Sale. Most of the epigrams are of the humourous kind, on cuckoldry, scolding wives, &c, but fun is also poked at monarchs and the Church. 'Rickman's name will be forever linked with Paine, for he "was to Paine what Boswell was to Johnson" . Paine stayed as a lodger at the Rickmans' home in 1791 and 1792 and while there completed the second part of The Rights of Man . Rickman faced constant suspicion for selling Paine's books. He did not make matters easy for himself by composing and publishing songs in praise of political liberty and the French Revolution' (ODNB). (ESTC T115750)

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        The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne. A Highland Story

      Philadelphia: Published by Thomas Bradford, 1796. First American edition. 12mo. Contemporary sheep, red morocco label. Some chipping of spine, rubbing, some browning and spotting of text, tears, mostly marginal though that on I6 with loss of four lines of text. First American edition. 12mo. Her first book, published in 1789. Described by Baker as a "sham historical novel mixing up baronial and highland life on the north-east coast of Scotland with the courtly and chivalrous society of Gothic romance" (p. 21). Radcliffe is known best for her Gothic novels where acts of the supernatural and the mysterious are used to draw horror and terror from the reader and are ultimately given some commonplace explanation. The Gothic novels of Radcliffe, Walpole, Godwin and others greatly influenced American novelists, especially Charles Brockden Brown who adapted the Gothic elements to the American climate and audience. Shipton and Mooney 31067. For the first edition: Block, p. 193; Summer, p. 135; Tinker 1700

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