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        THE FLOATING IDEAS OF NATURE, SUITED TO THE PHILOSOPHER, FARMER, and MECHANIC [complete in two volumes]

      London: Printed for the Author, 1796. pp. vol. I: [4], [ix]-xvi, 17-318, [2- index,] [2- blank]; voll. II: 108, *109 - *134, 109-290, [325]-332, 291-296. Folding table frontispiece to volume I. The pagination is somewhat erratic, but all seems to be present, there is stub to the preliminaries of vol. I but this is from the folding table. Collation as follows vol. I Title, Advertisment leaf, Preface, Introduction, main text, Index; vol. II; Title page, Preface, Appendix, List of subscribers. Full, conteporary bindings of tree sheep, gilt decoration to the spines. Bindings worn to the spine with much of the covering leather chipped off, the boards remain firmly attached, but ideally need to be rebacked. All edges dyed yellow. Contents clean and tight, paper clean and crisp. A good/;very good set. All of Varlo's self- published works are scarce, but this title is particularly scarce - the list of subscribers listing only around 225 names. It is a later issue with some new material but, essentially as preceding editions: - "The Essence of Agriculture" in 1786 and "Nature Displayed" in 1793. Varlo went to America in 1784, expecting, apparently, to be acknowledged as governor of the province of New Jersey, through a grant from Charles I to Sir Edmund Plowden. This claim was dismissed in the courts. Varlo's twelve months' tour through the states of New England, Maryland, and Virginia is described in chapters three and four with fascinating accounts of George Washington and General Eathen Allen. Varlo's text while predominantly about British agriculture includes various references to American Agriculture including sections on Indian corn and tobacco. Varlo was free thinking and his text is enriched with his own observations and social commentary including his views on social injustices; some of his beliefs and thoughts were ahead of his time: - Chapter XXVI - "...my thoughts upon the most barbarous law which prevails in England, of hanging fellons." and concludes "...neither do I think that the law, as it now stands, for hanging felons, has the desired effect in lessening the growth of evils." The following chapter is entitled "A scheme to dispose of Felons, without Death or transportation, and make them useful Members of Society." Of tobacco users he says "...we are confident many in those countries that go without shoes and stockings, destroy more money in tobacco than would keep them in these articles; in short, it is a foolish, dirty, unmeaning custom, which ought to be abolished by every person of sense, having no good quality attending it..." . [bibliographic references: HOWES V53. SABIN 98633.]. First Edition. Full Leather. Good.

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        Il cuoco maceratese di Antonio Nebbia. Che insegna a cucinare ogni sorta di vivande di grasso, e di magro; Imbadir Mense secundo il presente buon gusto; e finalmente il modo di fare allievi di Sotto Cuochi, ed il dovere di questi verso i loro respettivi Offiziali. Utile, e vantaggioso non meno a' Giovani Servitori, e Donne di cucina, man anche a tutti quei, che itendono applicare a simil mestiere.

      Bassano del grappa Appresso Giuseppe Remondini Figli MDCCXCVI () 1796 - Editone Terra Veneta. 12°. 259 S. unbeschnitten (Lagen geöffnet). Mod. mamorierter OPpbd. Innen sauberes Exemplar. Seiten minimal braunfleckig. mit kleiner Randläsur Westbury 159 - Paleari 1781 - Auction Lambert 146 - B.ING 1346. Rare Italien regional cookery book from the Macerata Region. First cd. was published 1781 by the same editor. Italiano/Latino; 0,220 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Inquiry into the Principles of Political Economy (5 Vols)

      - Being an Essay on the Science of Domestic Policy in Free Nations. In which are Particularly Considered Population, Agriculture, Trade, Industry, Money, Coin, Interest, Circulation, Banks, Exchange, Public Credit, and Taxes. 21,2x13,5 cm. Printed and sold by J. J. Tourneisen, Basil, 1796. --- Complete in five volumes. Full leather (contemporary binding). Some wear at corners and spine ends. Tight binding. Gilt lettering and decoration on spines. Foxing, sometimes extensive. Unmarked. Rare. --- "James Steuart was a prominent Jacobite and author of probably the first systematic treatise written in English about economics and the first book in English with 'political economy' in the title. The book was the most complete and systematic survey of the science from the point of view of moderate mercantilism which had appeared in England and indeed the first full-fledged economics treatise to appear anywhere. Also the German philosopher Hegel recognized that book and wrote a comment about it in the year 1799". (Wikipedia) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il cuoco maceratese di Antonio Nebbia. Che insegna a cucinare ogni sorta di vivande di grasso, e di magro; Imbadir Mense secundo il presente buon gusto; e finalmente il modo di fare allievi di Sotto Cuochi, ed il dovere di questi verso i loro respettivi Offiziali. Utile, e vantaggioso non meno a' Giovani Servitori, e Donne di cucina, man anche a tutti quei, che itendono applicare a simil mestiere.

      Bassano del grappa, Appresso Giuseppe Remondini Figli, MDCCXCVI (1796).. Editone Terra Veneta. 12°. 259 S. unbeschnitten (Lagen geöffnet). Mod. mamorierter OPpbd. Innen sauberes Exemplar. Seiten minimal braunfleckig. mit kleiner Randläsur Italiano/Latino;. Westbury 159 - Paleari 1781 - Auction Lambert 146 - B.ING 1346. Rare Italien regional cookery book from the Macerata Region. First cd. was published 1781 by the same editor.

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        1796 History of England David HUME Julius Caesar Charles II Great Britain 8v SET

      London : printed for T. Cadell 1796-1797. - 1796 History of England David HUME Julius Caesar Charles II Great Britain 8v SET BEAUTIFULLY Illustrated with 30 Portrait Engravings! David Hume (1711 – 1776) was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist known especially for his philosophical empiricism and skepticism. He was one of the most important figures in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment. Hume is often grouped with John Locke, George Berkeley, and a handful of others as a British Empiricist. The History of England (1754–61) is David Hume's great work on the history of England, which he wrote in installments while he was librarian to the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh. It was published in six volumes in 1754, 1756, 1759, and 1761. The first publication of his History was greeted with outrage by all political factions, but it became a best-seller, finally giving him the financial independence he had long sought. We find other late 18th-century examples of this title for sale elsewhere for more than $1,150! This lovely set contains pristine portrait engravings and this printing is exceedingly rare! Main author: David Hume Title: The history of England from the invasion of Julius Caesar to the revolution in 1688. Published: London : printed for T. Cadell 1796-1797. Language: English Note: • 8 volume set • Illustrated portraits include: o Mary I o David Hume o Henry II o Richard I o Edward I o Richard II o Henry VI o Elizabeth o And much more Contents: • The history of England from the invasion of Julius Caesar to the accession of Henry VII • The history of England under the House of Tudor • The history of Great Britain, containing the reigns of James I and Charles I • The history of Great Britain, containing the Commonwealth, and the reigns of Charles II and James II FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Illustrations: 30 incredible copper engraved plates Publisher: London : printed for T. Cadell 1796-1797. Size: ~8.75in X 5.5in (22cm x 14cm) Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Pavia, 18. Dezember [1796]. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An den französischen Bevollmächtigten im besetzten Pavia mit der Mitteilung, daß er die neu eigenführte Militärabgabe von 600 Lire bezahlt habe, wie es jeder gute Bürger tun solle („perchè così deve fare ogni buon cittadino"), gleichzeitig aber sein monatliches Gehalt von 77 Lire für seine Tätigkeit als chirurgischer Leiter im Unterschied zu drei seiner Kollegen noch nicht erhalten habe, ferner Spekulationen, warum die Bezahlung noch ausstehe, und Begründungen, warum ihm als Lehrer an seiner medizinischen Lehranstalt („scuola") sein Gehalt wichtig sei. – Gering fleckig und mit kleinem Ausriß auf Bl. 2 durch Siegelbruch (keine Textberührung); insgesamt sehr wohlerhalten.

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        A New Practical System of Human Reason, Divested of All Supernatural and Metaphysical Relations, and Founded on Its Only True Basis, Conceivability, as Efficient to the Discovery of Truth, Happiness, or Universal Good

      [Philadelphia?: Printed by T. Dodson?, 1796? or after]. First edition. 12mo. xxxv, 156 pp. With the printing note on the title page "Printed in the Fifth Year of intellectual life, or the Publication of the Apocalypse of Nature [his title, published in London, 1791], in the 7,000th year of Astronomical History, ascertained in the Oriental Tables, beyond which the incalculable Epocha of human existence is lost in absurd conjecture and legendary Fable." Laid in is a TLS from Richard Gimbel on Yale University letterhead offering an opinion on the printing of this pamphlet. A 16-page prospectus for the book was printed by Thomas Dobson in Philadelphia in 1796; presumably the book followed. Not in Evans (Evans 31237 for the prospectus). Not in Shipton & Mooney or Bristol. Not included in American Imprints. OCLC locates six copies, one (American Philosophical Society) dated 1796, the other five (New York Historical Society, Bowdoin, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Brown) in a single record dated "1810s"; OCLC locates five copies of the prospectus. Copac, giving place of publication and date as "[London? 1795]," locates five copies (Dublin, Bowdoin, American Philosophical Society, Library Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). Rare in trade, with one copy sold at auction in the past 35 years (ABPC, 1976-2011; Freeman's, 2003, $2990). First few leaves brittle, with a little chipping, stitching broken, but a very good, untrimmed and mostly unopened copy in original condition. Original brown marbled wrappers (spine a little eroded). (#6000) John "Walking" Stewart (1747-1822) won his nickname by walking from Madras, India, where he had been working for the East India Company, to Europe between 1765 and the mid-1790s. "Stewart is thought to have walked alone across Persia, Abyssinia, Arabia, and Africa, before wandering into every European country as far as Russia. During his journeys, he developed a unique brand of materialist philosophy which combines elements of Spinozistic pantheism with yogic notions of a single indissoluble consciousness. He began to promote his ideas publicly in 1790 with the publication of his treatise 'Travels Over the Most Interesting Parts of the Globe.' Over the next three decades Stewart wrote prolifically, publishing nearly thirty philosophical works, including 'The Opus Maximum' (London, 1803) and the long verse-poem 'The Revelation of Nature' (New York, 1795)" (Wikipedia). Stewart spent much of the 1790s in the United States when the title offered here was written and, apparently, published. Later in life, in London, he became friends with writers such as Thomas De Quincey, William Wordsworth, Thomas Paine, and Thomas Taylor.

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        Assemblée Coloniale de l'Isle de France. Séance du 16 Brumaire, au matin, An 5e [caption title]

      1796 - 8pp. Small quarto. Loose sheets. Contemporary manuscript notations. Lightly soiled, some light wear at edges. Early imprint from the colonial press at the French colony of Mauritius, also known as the Ile de France. The text deals with the registration of deeds on the island. Interestingly, the printer Bolle seems to have moved his press out of the capital of Port Louis at this point. The Dutch were the first Europeans to become interested in the island, taking possession in 1598. After exploiting the island's dense forests for a century and introducing the cultivation of sugar cane and cotton, the Dutch abandoned the colony in 1710. The French soon claimed it as "Ile de France," and the island remained under the control of the French East India Company until 1767. During the long war between France and England at the beginning of the 19th century, Mauritius proved to be an important strategic naval base, and as a result the British took charge of the island in 1810, and the Treaty of Paris confirmed official British possession in 1814. It remained an important sugar producing colony, and in the 20th century agricultural production was expanded to include tea, rice, and other produce. Printing began on Mauritius in 1768. During the French period, until 1810, only about 400 imprints were produced, mostly in the form of official documents and newspapers, though there are also almanacs and a few other items. All are quite rare. No copies located in OCLC; Toussaint locates a copy at the Mauritius Archives. Toussaint, A261.

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        1796 CAPTAIN JOHN MEARES - CHINA TO AMERICA 1788 & 1789 - 3 VOLUMES w/ 17 PLATES

      Firenze, Florence, Italy: Giovacchino Pagani, 1796. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good. VIAGGI DALLA CHINA ALLA COSTA NORD-OVEST D'AMERICA FATTI NEGLI ANNI 1788 e 1789 - DAL CAPITANO G. MEARES. Prima Traduzione Italiana (FIRST ITALIAN EDITION). Published by Giovacchino Pagani, Firenze (Florence), MDCCXCVI (1796). First Italian, one of two editions published in the same year (the other was published in Naples). Originally published in France in 1794 in three text volumes plus an Atlas volume with plates. This First Italian Edition had the engravings redone by a FLORENTINE ARTIST, and the engraved plates were made a part of the volumes. VERY SCARCE, with GORGEOUS PLATES. This auction is for THREE of FOUR VOLUMES - Volumes II, III and IV. LACKING VOLUME I. Original Wrappers, paper title labels on spines, 5" x 7.5". Pagination: Volume II : XV + 212 pages. ILLUSTRATED WITH 7 PLATES, including 1 that folds-open. The plates are each printed on their own unnumbered leaf. Volume III : X + 238 pages. ILLUSTRATED WITH 1 FOLD-OPEN PLATE. Volume IV : [4] + VIII + 276 pages. ILLUSTRATED WITH 9 PLATES, including 2 that fold-open. THE PAGES AND PLATES HAVE BEEN CAREFULLY COLLATED. THESE BOOKS ARE COMPLETE, ALL PLATES ARE PRESENT AND IN THEIR PROPER ORDER. THERE ARE 17 PLATES IN TOTAL IN THESE THREE VOLUMES. There is a 1.5" x 3.5" label pasted onto the inside front cover of Volume II that reads: "MEARES, JOHN. Viaggi dalla China... Firenzi, 1796. Vols. 2-4 only. Lacks Vol. 1. 1st ed. In Italian. Orig. wraps." Condition: The original wrappers on these three volumes are mostly chipped off at the spine, exposing the signatures beneath, have chips and tears at the edges, a few holes, creases, smudges, general aging and wear, etc; the front wrapper and front free endpaper of Volume IV are disbound (i.e. present but laid-on loosely); the front wrapper of Volume IV also has its top margin and bottom front corners torn away (i.e. it is missing large pieces). Internally, there are corner creases, some corner tears, some spotting here and there, a few pages with light edge stains, a bit of foxing here and there, some page toning, splits between some signatures (always still holding well with the sewn binding); but overall the inner pages are incredibly well-kept, still complete, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. THE PLATES ARE GORGEOUS. A WONDERFUL SET OF 3 (of 4) VOLUMES of this VERY SCARCE FIRST ITALIAN EDITION in ORIGINAL WRAPPERS.

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        L'Encyclopédie des Voyages, Contenant l'abrégé historique de moeurs [&c.].et la collection complette de leurs habillemens.dessinés d'après nature, gravés avec soin et coloriés à l'aquarelle.

      Paris: chez l'Auteur et al 1796 - 3 vols. (of 5) 4to. (24 x 20 cm.). Original mottled calf. Total of 253 (of 432) copper engraved plates with original hand colour. Europe Part I (of 2, consisting of France/Italy/Greece/Turkey): 83 plates Africa: 70 plates Asia:: 100 plates (Colas, 1302).

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        A Treatise on the Blood, Inflammation, and Gun-Shot Wounds. To which is Prefixed A Short Account of the Author's Life by his Brother-in-law, Everard Home

      Philadelphia: Published by Thomas Bradford, Printer, Book-seller & Stationer, 1796. First American edition from the first edition London Quarto of 1794. 5 engraved plates, one signed by E. Trenchard another by [John] Vallance. 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary sheep. Rubbed, labels lacking, spines chipped, front free endpaper of first volume and lower free endpaper of second lacking or torn, text browned and spotted, with the bookplate of the Library of the Philadelphia Hospital in each volume. Good copies in a brown cloth open end case. First American edition from the first edition London Quarto of 1794. 5 engraved plates, one signed by E. Trenchard another by [John] Vallance. 2 vols. 8vo. Hunter's last work and his most important one. Cited by Paget as the "founder of scientific surgery" for his teaching methods and his manner of studying the process of the diseases and the necessary repair with an intense concentration upon the physiology. His experience of gunshot wounds and the resultant inflammations came from his year with the British army at Belle Island, Portugal in 1762 during the Seven Years War but it wasn't until thirty years later that he summarized his findings and subsequent discoveries. "His studies on inflammation in particular are fundamentals for pathology" (G & M 2283). John Valance was a Philadelphia engraver, was one the founders of the Association of Artists in America and known for having engraved a large number of encyclopedia plates. Austin 1002; Blake, p. 226; Shipton and Mooney 30608; Stauffer "American Engravers on Copper and Steel," p. 280. For the first edition: Garrison & Morton 78 "the veritable founder of experimental and surgical pathology and one of the three greatest surgeons of all time"

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        Defence of Usury; Shewing the Impolicy of the Present Legal

      1796. 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, [2] pp. Includes two-page publisher advertisement. 12mo. (5-3/4" x 3-1/2"). Contemporary tree sheep, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine. Spine ends bumped, corners somewhat worn, minor wear along joints, a few minor scuffs to boards, a bit of chipping to edges of lettering piece. Some toning to text, heavier toning and some edgewear and dampstaining to preliminaries, foxing to a few leaves. Early owner annotation to front free endpaper, early signature to head of title page, interior otherwise clean. * First American edition. This was Bentham's first essay on a legal aspect of economics. Presented in the form of a series of letters from Russia, it takes issue with Adam Smith's argument that a maximum interest rate of 5% would prevent speculators from tying up the supply of available currency. It was written in 1787 and first published in Dublin in 1788. Later American editions were published in 1796, 1837, 1841 and 1842. OCLC locates 6 copies of the 1796 imprint in North American law libraries (Georgetown, Harvard, Library of Congress, Southern Illinois University, University of Minnesota, Yale). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2641.

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        Ordenanzas De La Ilustre Universidad, y Casa De Contratación De La M. N. y M. L. Villa De Bilbao, Insertos Sus Reales Privilegios, Aprobadas, y Confirmadas Por El Rey N. S. Don Felipe V. Año De 1737.

      Imprenta De Sancha, Madrid 1796 - Bello frontis grabado - portada - 1 hoja - 370pp. y 33 hojas. Encuadernación de época a plena piel. Lomera con nervios, hierros al oro y un tejuelo. Cortes pintados. Size: 31,5 x 21,5 Cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne. A Highland Story

      Published by Thomas Bradford, Philadelphia 1796 - 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 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 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Was hat die heutige Arzneykunde von den Bemühungen einiger Naturforscher und Aerzte seit einem halben Jahrhunderte in Rücksicht einer zweckmässigen Anwendung der Elektricität auf Kranke gewonnen? Beantwortet am 28. März in einer öffentlichen Versammlung der churfl. baierischen Akademie der Wissenschaften an Ihrer hohen Stiftungsfeyer

      79 pp. Small 4to, orig. fine sheep (lower cover a little wormed), arms in gilt of the Elector of Bavaria, Maximilian I on upper cover, gilt border round sides, a.e.g. Munich: J. Lindauer, 1796. First edition of this scarce survey of the developments which had taken place in the previous fifty years in the application of electricity to medicine. Imhof (1758-1817), a member of the Saint Augustine order and of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, was professor of physics and mathematics at Munich and ducal librarian. He wrote a number of books on electricity, chemistry, and mathematics. In the present work, Imhof describes the advances in medical electricity made by many of the great physicists of the 18th century, including Musschenbroek, Watson, Cavallo, Bertholon, Galvani, Volta, and many others (including little-known scientists). A very pretty copy from the Wittelsbach library of the dukes and kings of Bavaria. ❧ Poggendorff, I, 1169. Ronalds 254. Not in Wheeler Gift Cat. Presentation letter laid-in to the Duke of Bavaria. .

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        Letters written during a short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark

      Printed for, & Sold by J. Wilson , & J. Johnson, Booksellers, Wilmington, Del 1796 - First American edition, published the same year as the first edition. Sm. 12mo. Having journeyed to Norway, Sweden and Denmark to make arrangements for some of Gilbert Imlay's commercial speculations and having written to him of her progress, Wollstonecraft extracted those passages describing the country and peoples and published them. Shipton & Mooney 31653 citing the AAS copy as does the article in the Colby Library Quarterly. For the first edition: Rothschild 2598; Windle 7 Nineteenth century half morocco. Rubbed, text lightly browned. With the contemporary signature of Elizabeth Yeates on the title. From the library of Redmond Conyngham with his bookplate. In an open end cloth case, leather tipped First American edition, published the same year as the first edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Jacques le Fataliste et son maître EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Buisson, 1796. Fine. Chez Buisson, à Paris An Cinquième de la République [1796], 2 volumes in-8 (130x210mm), (2f.) xxij ; 23-286pp. et (2f.) 320pp., reliés. - first edition. Binders of the time in the "cartonnage" camel, back smooth decorated with double gilded nets and pieces of title and volume number of red and black morocco. Caps and slightly rubbed some spots scattered, otherwise fine copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, posthume, sur papier de Hollande. Exemplaire, relié sur brochure, entièrement non-rogné aux marges exceptionnelles (130x210 mm) Reliures postérieures (XIXème) en plein cartonnage couleur camel, dos lisses ornés de doubles filets dorés ainsi que de pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge et noir. Coiffes très légèrement frottées et quelques piqûres éparses, sinon bel exemplaire. Le texte précédant l'ouvrage, A la mémoire de Diderot, est de Jakob-Heinrich Meister, ami de Necker et successeur de Grimm à la Correspondance littéraire. Le roman, conçu à partir de 1765, parait justement en feuilletons dans cette revue de 1778 à 1780. La version publiée n'est cependant pas définitive, puisque Diderot n'a de cesse de l'augmenter jusqu'à sa mort, et l'œuvre qui, en 1771, comptait 125 pages, en atteignait 200 en 1778, 208 en 1780, 287 en 1783. Pourtant, l'oeuvre, bien avant sa publication française, est déjà connue en Allemagne grâce aux traductions qu'en donnent Schiller (en 1787 dans sa revue Thalia). A la suite de cette version, Doray de Longrais donna une version française du même récit. En 1792, l'Allemagne découvre le texte intégral grâce à une nouvelle traduction, celle de Mylius. Enfin, en 1796 est donné en France le texte original, d'après une copie vraisemblablement fournie par Grimm ou Goethe. Superbe exemplaire à toutes marges.

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        NEW TRAVELS INTO THE INTERIOR PARTS OF AFRICA, BY WAY OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE IN THE YEARS 1784, 84 AND 85 (3 vol set)

      G.G and J. Robinson, 1796 - 287, 383 and 488pp.22 engraved plates and fold-outs as called for. LACKING MAP. Rebound in brown cloth and half leather Four raised bands with gold-stamped red spine labels. New endpapers and pastedowns. Some age browning. some foxingon a few pages. On vol 3 only there is faint marginal waterstaining on the first thirty pages. VG for age [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vida y Milagros de Santa Rosalía Vírgen

      Madrid, por Ramón Ruiz, 1796. 8vo.; 6 hs., 172 pp. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época. Una raro texto sobre la «santuzza» patrona de Palermo y el culto de la doncella normanda eremita del Siglo XII que salvó milagrosamente a Sicilia de la Peste en 1624 (que dejaría atras treinta mil víctimas, entre la cuales la del Virrey Manuel Filiberto de Saboya) al ser hallados sus restos en el Monte Pellegrino. Antoine Van Dick (1599-1641) testigo del hallazgo en Palermo pintó una santa Rosalía que se encuentra hoy el Palazzo Abatellis. Tambien llegó a tiempo para pintar al Virrey que se encuentra hoy en Londres, en la Dulwich Picture Gallery. El autor Fray Juan de San Bernardo fue un franciscano descalzo de la reforma de San Pedro de Alcántara, que pasó de España a Ischia, en Nápoles, para establecer en Italia esta nueva rama de la Orden de San Francisco.

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        Sorrows Sacred to the Memory of Penelope. [by Sir Brooke Boothby Bart]

      Folio. London: W. Bulmer, 1796. Folio, 89 pp. With a frontispiece, 2 plates, and several illustrations in the text. Original blue boards, printed label on upper cover, slightly foxed here and there but generally a fine untrimmed copy as issued. First edition, one of a tiny number of large-paper copies. Only one other copy has been located (in the Essick collection, Fuseli?s copy). The frontispiece is a stipple-engraving proof before all letters by Benedetti after the painting by Fuseli and is one of the largest book illustrations after Fuseli?"it measures almost 12 x 7 inches. The poems memorialize the death of Boothby?s daughter Penelope at the age of five and include a laudatory reference to Fuseli; Boothby was a member of the Lichfield literary circle and was immortalised in a portrait by Joseph Wright of Derby. Weinglass 139.

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        Viaggio alle Indie Orientali umiliato alla Santita di N. S. Papa Pio Sesto pontefice massimo [.].

      Rome, Antonio Fulgoni, 1796. - 4to. XX, 404 pp. With 12 engraved plates (6 with 2 illustrations each, thus totalling 18), engraved roundel portraits of Pope Pius VI (on the title page) and of the author (above the beginning of the main text) and several small woodcuts of "Indian hieroglyphs". Set in Roman and Italic types with occasional interspersions in Greek, Arabic, East Syriac, and Devanagari and more extensive texts in Malayalam, plus a Malabar song with a double staff made with built-up round-head music notes. 19th-century maroon half sheepskin, sewn on 3 recessed cords (but with 5 faux bands on the spine), blue textured paper sides, shell on shell marbled endpapers. First edition, in Italian, of a pioneering work of Indian linguistics and comparative philology by the Croatian Carmelite monk Filip Vesdin (1748-1806) who took the monastic name Paulinus a Sancto Bartholomaeo, with his 6-page dedication to Pope Pius VI. Although in name an account of Vesdin's missionary travels in southern India, including Pondicherry, Verapoly (Varappuzha) and Kerala, from 1776 to 1789, the book concentrates on religious tenets and practices, society, languages and scripts, taking a comparative approach. The author discusses the spread of Muslim influence in northern India and its influence on Sanskrit traditions. Outspoken in his opinions, Vesdin clashed with other scholars of his day. He learned Sanskrit and especially Malayalam, which holds a position of honour in the book. The Malayan type, used most extensively on pages 164-165 and 325, was cut for the printing office of the Propaganda Fide in Rome, which first used it in 1772. It seems to be the first type ever made for that script. The East Syriac, Devanagari (used for setting Sanskrit), Coptic and perhaps some of the other types were also cut for the Propaganda Fide. - Engraved bookplate of Gianni Boccoli illustrating a 1567 armillary sphere by Gemma Frisius. A few leaves slightly browned, showing occasional minor foxing, but otherwise in fine condition and only slightly trimmed, preserving some deckles. A pioneering work on Indian languages and society by a Croatian monk. ICCU, RAVE 004982. Milka Jauk-Pinhak, "Some notes on the pioneer Indologist Filip Vesdin", Scandinavian Conference-Seminar of Indological Studies, XII (1984), pp. 129-137. A. G. Pattaparambil, A study of Viaggio alle Indie Orientali (Roma 1796) (2007). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Dissertation on Slavery: with A Proposal for the Gradual Abolition of it, in the State of Virginia

      Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1796. First edition. 3 leaves, pp. [9]-106. 1 vols. 8vo. Speckled sheep. Hinged split but holding. Provenance: Andrew Gray and by descent. First edition. 3 leaves, pp. [9]-106. 1 vols. 8vo. A Prominent Virginian Urges Abolition. St. George Tucker (1752-1827) was an eminent jurist and the prominent scion of Virginia's landed gentry when he wrote this revolutionary pamphlet advocating the abolition of slavery by emancipating children born to slave mothers, thus gradually but effectively abolishing an institution which Tucker abhorred. Tucker's argument was urgent, and prophetic: "The author [considers] the Abolition of Slavery in this State, as an object of the first importance, not only to our moral character and domestic peace, but even to our political salvation." And although his plan fell short of abrupt abolition and offered a gradual approach, his moral repugnance for the institution spoke loud and clear. As Edwin Wolf puts it, "For an influential Virginian to publish a tract which, if not abolitionist, was at least sympathetic to the Negro was encouraging to men like Carey who published it, and shocking to the Southerners who read it...The tract was particularly valuable so far as it told of emancipation, legislation and the contemporary state of slavery in Virginia...It was not so much what Tucker said; it was who said it...". Evans 31319; Clarkin, Mathew Carey, A Bibliography 283; Sabin 97375; Howes T 396; Wolff 33; Dumond, p. 111

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        Enquiry concerning Political Justice, and its Influence on Morals and Happiness

      Philadelphia: Printed by Bioren and Madan, 1796. First American from the second London edition, corrected. First published in 1793. xvi, [1], 22-362 ; viii, 400 pp. 2 vols. 12mo. Contemporary calf, red morocco label. Some rubbing of binding, paste-over along upper edge of title covering signature of Isaac Fletcher, half-titles, some browning of text, generally light, but an attractive copy in a cloth open end case. First American from the second London edition, corrected. First published in 1793. xvi, [1], 22-362 ; viii, 400 pp. 2 vols. 12mo. The "Enquiry" "was one of the earliest, the clearest, and most absolute theoretical expositions of socialist and anarchist doctrine. Godwin believed that the motives of all human action were subject to reason, that reason taught benevolence and that therefore all rational creatures could live in harmony without laws and institutions. Godwin's passionate advocacy of individualism, his trust in the fundamental goodness of man, and his oppostion to all restrictions on liberty have endured" (PMM). Kress B3134; Shipton and Mooney 30493; PMM 243 and Rothschild 1016 for the first edition; Cohen 5765; Adams, Radical Literature in America, p.40

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        A superb log documenting the final voyage of the ship Washington, bound from Calcutta to Hamburg with very interesting content, including multiple mentions of "Capt. Cook." There is an incredible set of illustrations of naval signal flags, gleaned from the captain's journal from the same vessel during a previous voyage " in Company with the China Fleet... " in 1794, the same fleet that accompanied the first British diplomatic mission to China!

      various, February 2 to June 18, 1796. 9" x 14.5". "Manuscript journal, entitled ""Journal of A Voyage in The Ship Washington by Saml McCulloh 1796,"" 9"" x 14.5"", 84 leaves, February 2 to June 18, 1796, bound in soft leather boards. The journal, kept by Samuel McCulloh, the supercargo of the ship Washington, commanded by Samuel Hubbart, chronicles the voyage of the Ship Washington on its voyage from Calcutta bound for Hamburg before its loss on the rocks near Lands End in Cornwall and features a terrific set of illustrations demonstrating the use of naval signal flags. Typical wear to boards including rubbing at corners and spine, pages overall quite clean, else very good.The journal was kept in two parts, each of which begins on opposite ends. The first, and most important portion is entitled ""Journal of a Voyage in the Ship Washington by Sam'l. McCulloch 1796"". The first two pages contain a list of the crew for the journey to Calcutta and back to New York. There are 46 men listed. Among these are 16 specialists - commander, surgeon, cooper, carpenter, sailmaker, supercargo, ship's steward, cabin steward, cabin cook, ship's cook, first, second and third mates, etc. There are 17 seamen, 5 ""ordinary seamen,"" seven ""boys,"" and one ""cabbin [sic] boy."" The journal subsequently describes the ""Measurements of ship - Hull, masts & yards"". One note indicates that she is 540 1/2 tons, followed by comments on the ""Lengths & Sizes of the Running Rigging."" The next section is of particular interest. Headed ""Code of Signals taken from Capt. Samuel Hubbart's journal...in Company with the China Fleet / Received from Sir Erasmus Gower, Knt. [Knight], Commander of the Lion, Man of War, 1794."" our journalist illustrates, in vivid color and tremendous detail, the signal flags used by naval vessels, filling eight pages. The illustrations cover almost every situation and illustrate the ""Numerary Signals,"" the ""Significance & Manner of displaying the Signals,"" as well as what appears to be all the possible combinations allowing ships to communicative during battle. Sir Erasmus Gower (1742-1814) commanded the H.M.S. Lion, which from 1792 to 1793 led the first British diplomatic mission to China headed by Lord George Macartney (1737-1806). It appears that the ship Washington, commanded by Samuel Hubbart, sailed in company with the Lion and the ""China Fleet.""Following these illustrations is the actual log of the journey which opens on February 2, 1796 in the Bay of Bengal, soon after its departure from Calcutta. Most of the journal is fairly routine, offering observations of the weather, setting or reefing (shortening) of sails, repairs made, latitude and longitude, etc. One day they found two barrels of beef spoiled and had to throw them overboard. Occasionally, there is an inventory of water (at one point enough for 110 days). Nevertheless, the voyage did not proceed without incident. On March 29: ""Joseph Gonsalvus received one dozen & a half lashes from the Boatswain, agreeable to the order of the Captain. All hands were mustered on the Quarter deck to witness the Punishment. The culprit has for some time past been discovered to be frequently intoxicated, having no other means of acquiring liquor, but by embezzlement. He was this day caught with half a Gallon of Rum, which he stole in the night."" On April 17 ?Lying at St. Helena. ...At 4 PM Capt. Hubbart, Mr. D?Arcy, Mr. Farmer & myself went on shore. We found lying here the London Capt. Grant, the Princess Emelia Capt. Millett & the Barwell Cpt. Welladvice[?], British Indiamen from Bombay, and the Eliza Ann Capt Loyd [Lloyd?] from Calcutta. We are informed that the Cleopatra Capt. Dikey sailed from this on the 8th Inst. & the Major Pinkney on the 13th Inst..."" At St. Helena, the crew brought more water on board and made a few repairs. They unmoored on April 20 and got ready to sail: ""Brought on more food, including a bullock, potatoes and fruit. Mr. Farmer procured a new servant maid from the islands and left his other behind, since she had been confined for three weeks with Typhus""On the 25th of April, they reached Ascension Island, and Hubbart, D?Arcy, Grant and he went on shore. Next night, they and 20 men, in groups of 5, went on shore to spend the night catching turtles. About the 3rd of May a number of the officers became very ill. He describes the symptoms in clinical detail. ""I impute it all to the Turtle diet."" Two days later, ""Two of our Turtles died last night.""A number of times he refers to the luminosity of the seas at night. On May 7, he observed ""...At 1/2 past 9 Am the Sea appeared uncommonly luminous which continued until day light... This Phenomenon I believe has never been satisfactorily accounted for. Capt Cook I recollect right supposes it owing to animalia in the water, possessing the same power of shewing [sic] light that the Light bug does. If this was the case ought we not to see it more frequently? I am rather of an opinion however, that it is owing to the commintiere[?] of the Rain water with the Salt. Having had a great deal of rain some days past, under this conjecture somewhat probable...""On May 17 , they encountered a fleet of 21 ships. One stood toward them in the early afternoon (i.e., aimed the guns on that side in their direction). A boat was sent out. ""She proved to be the Quebec, British Frigate, Capt. Cook ...Rear Admiral Pool with a Convoy of 21 Sail of Transports & Gun boats with 10,000 soldiers on board bound to Barbadoes & out 5 weeks"" About three weeks later they encountered another ship who appeared to be chasing them, ""[B]ut it blowing fresh with a rough Seas & he having shown no colors, the Captain did not think it proper to shorten sail for her. At noon she was nearly out of sight astern.""On June 18, within sight of Land's End, all of a sudden ""found ourselves completely surround'd with Rocks. Hove also aback & endavoured to get the Ship out form among them, but our efforts were effectual, for the tide having so much command of her that she was in a few minutes driven on the Rocks, without a possibility of getting her off again..."" Started the pumps and fired a distress signal. According to McCulloh, ""The ship was totally lost but the Cargo principally saved thro' the exertion of the Crew and the assistance procured by Messrs G. C. Fox & Sons."" He goes on to describe the efforts to save her ?" firing a distress signal with the guns, cutting away the long boats, manning the pumps, etc. Meanwhile, ""Upon the first observing the Rocks the Pilot appeared in the greatest confusion & acted with much inconsistency. He made his escape in one of the country boats, in the morning, unobserved by any of our Crew."" They began shuttling off the cargo, and anything else useful (even sails) to shore and leaving men to guard it.The second part, which starts on the opposite end of the journal begins with an identification of the original owner and his father: ""Major John McCulloch of the Pensylvania [sic] Artillery at the time of the Revolution & who was killed by 11 stubborn fools of a jury who would not give a just verdict & kept the Major shut up 48 hours in a jury room, which brought on Apoplexy of which he died in 1800. ---- The eldest son of Major John McCulloch was Doctor Saml. McCulloch, who acted as ships steward, supercargo & sailing master on his father?s ship and this journal of a Voyage & Wreck was kept by him --- and it will be of interest to you & the boys ?" so I send it to find a place in your Family Archives --- Aug 19th 1892.""Following the section titled ""Rules for finding the longitude / Methods"" on the first two pages are 45 observations for the ship Washington between 10 July 1795 and 15 June 1796. The next section bears the title ""Method of solving a Lunar Observation by a New and simple Projection,"" and five pages with 4 examples, each with a diagram of the geometry behind the method.This is one of the earliest ship's logs we have encountered relating to a merchant vessel, dating from the earliest days of the United States as an independent commercial power. The journal also stands as a comprehensive primer for early modern methods of navigation and reckoning as well as naval communications. "

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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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