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        A Proposed Plan of Wet Docks in Wapping & c.

      [London] 1796 - Fine colored map of a portion of the River Thames, with volvelle for "A Perpetual Tide Table for Blackwall " (Detached). 1 vols. 18-3/4 x 31-3/4 inches

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        The manures most advantageously applicable to the various sorts of soils, and the causes of their beneficial effect in each particular instance

      London : Printed for Vernor and Hood 1796 - Bound in 1/4 leather, over worn (but solid) marbled boards. Collated. [2], 96 pp. Internally good, with scattered foxing. A book on manure and fertilizer. Kress B.3215. ESTC T38958.Provenance: Armorial book plate of Sir Edward W. Watkin. Waktkin (1819-1901) was a noted railway entrepreneur and British MP. He was best known for the constrution of the Great Central Main Line, the expansion of the metropolitan railway (now part of the Underground), the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and a failed attempt to dig a channel tunnel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Leonora Bound with the Fables : Of John Dryden, Ornamented with Engravings From the Pencil of the Right Hon. Lady Diana Beauclerc.

      London: Printed for W. Miller; Printed by T. Bensley 1796 - 2 Volumes bound in one. Fine binding. Folio. viii, 35 pages, 5 pl., 4 vignettes; Fables of Dryden, 1797 printing., 4, xviii, 241p, 9 pl, 15 head and tail vignettes. Bound in modern morocco leather. Gilt lettering, gilt ruled and embossed spine. 5 raised bands. Marbled endpages. Toning to pages verso plates. Light toning. Light tanning to pages. Clean, unmarked pages. ESTC T128162; Lowndes, 678. Gottfried August Burger was a German poet. His ballads were very popular in Germany. His most noted ballad, Lenore, had a profound effect on the development of Romantic literature throughout Europe and a strong influence on the English ballad-writing revival of the 1790s. Lady Diana Beauclerk (nee Lady Diana Spencer), was an English noblewoman and artist. During those years of her second marriage, Lady Diana's artistic talents became particularly evident: she practiced portraiture, and her enormous output of small drawings of fat cupids entangled in branches of grapes and little girls wearing mob caps gave place to larger and more ambitious groups of peasantry introduced into landscaped backgrounds. She worked chiefly in pen and ink, pastel, and watercolor. In 1796 she illustrated the English translation of G. A. Burger's ballad Leonora and in 1797 The Fables of John Dryden; in both cases her illustrations were engraved mostly by Francesco Bartolozzi. (DNB) The esteemed and highly sought-after engraver Francesco Bartolozzi was selected to translate her drawings to copperplates attests to her high standing. Only two books were published accompanied by her illustrations, both engraved by Bartolozzi and published by Bensley: Spencer?s translation of Lenore, 1796 and the Fables of John Dryden in 1797. ?The golden Preface [of Dryden?s Fables, included in this edition] describes his delighted progress from Homer to Ovid, from Ovid to Chaucer, and from Chaucer to Boccaccio, the volume constantly swelling in his hands; ?I have built a house,? he concludes, ?where I intended but a lodge?? Dryden?s search for materials was far and wide? He plundered medieval as well as ancient story; he went to the greatest tellers of tales wherever they were, whether they were Greek, Roman, Italian, or English? The chime of Dryden?s verse was never done? (Van Doren, 214-15) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Friedens-Präliminarien. Hrsg. von dem Verfasser des heimlichen Gerichts (d. i. Ludwig Ferdinand Huber). 40 Stücke in 10 Bänden (alles Erschienene). Zus. 10 Bl., XX, 4004 S., 5 Bl. Mit 1 (von 2) Porträts und 1 (von 2) Faltkarten. Pappkartonagen d. Z. (berieben, Gelenke teils stärker beschabt) mit etw. späteren Rückenschildern.

      Berlin, Voss, 1794-1796. - Textlich vollständiges Exemplar der bedeutenden Zeitschrift, wichtig auch deshalb, weil eine Reihe von Erstdrucken von Briefen und Aufsätzen Georg Forsters enthalten sind. Huber hatte durch seine Beziehungen zu Therese Forster die Möglichkeit, den Nachlass Forsters durchzusehen und zu verwerten. "So erschienen hier etwa – noch ohne Autorennennung und mit gehässigen Anmerkungen Hubers versehen – die 'Parisischen Umrisse', in denen Forster versucht, anhand der aktuellen Pariser Ereignisse eine Theorie der Revolution überhaupt zu geben; weiter die Aufsätze 'Revolution und Gegenrevolution im Jahre 1790', 'Uber die Beziehung der Staatskunst auf das Glück der Menschheit' und endlich der Entwurf eines Schreibens der allgemeinen Administration von Mainz an die Kommissarien des Nationalkonvents. Außerdem verstümmeln, zerstückeln und verfälschen der Verleger, der Herausgeber und die Witwe Forsters eine Fülle von Briefen, die zeigen sollen, daß Forster 'kein Verräther, kein muthwilliger Schwindelkopf, kein ehrgeitziger Unruhestifter geworden war'. So wird aus dem Revolutionär und Bürger der französischen Republik der resignierende Georg Forster gemacht, den L. F. Huber für die eigene Selbstdarstellung und Selbstrechtfertigung benötigte" (Hocks/Schmidt). Unter den weiteren Mitarbeitern sind zu nennen: C. L. Haller, K. E. Oelsner und E. A. W. Zimmermann. Übersetzt wurden Texte von Robespierre, Sieyès, Lafayette, Mallet du Pan, Volney u. a. – Äußerst selten! Vorhanden sind in Band 2 die Karte des Feldzugs an der Maas und das Porträt von Robespierre in Band 5. Das Porträt der Marie Antoinette in Band 1 sowie die Karte vom Feldzug in der Vendée in Band 3 liegen in Kopie bei. Die Hinweise auf diese Beigaben sind auf den Titeln alt überklebt. Unterschiedlich gebräunt und stockfleckig. – Goed. V 482, 11. Kirchner 1727 (1793-96; je 8 Stücke, also nur 32 Stücke). Hocks/Schmidt 61 f. Fiedler (Forster) 282, 285-287, 337, 360, 396 und 432.

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        Forsthandbuch. Allgemeiner theoretisch-praktischer Lehrbergriff sämmtlicher Försterwissenschaften; auf Seiner Königlichen Majestät von Preussen allerhöchsten Befehl abgefasst.

      Pauli, 1800 und Berlin, Auf Kosten des Verfassers,, Berlin, 1796 - 1. Teil: 3. rechtmässige, revidirte und stark vermehrte Auflage. 2 Teile in 2 Bden. Berlin, Pauli, 1800 und Berlin, Auf Kosten des Verfassers, 1796. 8°. LXIV, 872 S. mit 1 kolor. Karte und 6 num. Tabellen auf 9 gefalt. Tafeln; XLVIII S., 1 Bl., 774 S. mit 6 num. Tabellen auf 6 gefalt. Tafeln. Hldr.-Bde. mit je 2 Rückenschildern und etwas Rückenvergoldung. 1. Band in 3. Auflage, 2. Band in Erstausgabe. - Burgdorfs (1747-1806) Hauptwerk mit Anweisungen zum Plantagewesen, zur Bodenbeschaffenheit, zum Umsetzten der Bäume, zur Ungezieferbehandlung etc., der zweite Teil behandelt Bäume und Sträucher mit einer Anleitung "zur baumschulmässigen Erzeugung, Erziehung und Auspflanzung". - (Kanten berieben. Spuren eines entfernten Papieretiketts am Rücken, Leder teils etwas abgesplittert. Exlibris auf Innendeckeln. Titel gestempelt. Minim gebräunt, gutes Exemplar). Hldr.-Bde. mit je 2 Rückenschildern und etwas Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The life of Lorenzo de' Medici called The Magnificent. The second edition, corrected.

      - London, A. Strahan, T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, 1796, voll. 2 in-4, mezza pelle moderna, titolo in oro ai dorsi, pp. (4), XXVI, (2), 320 136 - (4), 312, 48, 112, 12. Con ritratto del Magnifico inciso in rame in antiporta, vignette raffiguranti le armi Medici ai frontespizi, ed altre vignette incise nel testo: medaglie, ritrattini, una veduta di Palazzo Medici. Qualche leggero risentimento di antica umidità. Margine esterno di un'occhietto rinforzato. Buon esemplare, in barbe. Sui frontespizi firma di possesso coeva: "Fabbroni from Lord Holland". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OEUVRES MILITAIRES, contenant le Traité de l'attaque des places; le Traité de la défensedes places et le Traité des mines.

      - Paris, Magimel, 1796 (an 3 de la République), 13x20cm. Ouvrage complet en trois volumes. Reliures en pleine basane. Dos lisses, pièce de titre sur maroquin rouge, tomaison en chiffres dorés. Illustré de 59 planches dépliantes, placées à la fin de chaque volume. Quérard dit de cet ouvrage "On ne peut même donner qu'une idée imparfaite du travail de l'éditeur, en signalant les rectifications, additions, développements, notes et tables de matières, dont il a enrichi cette édition" (Quérard, X, 70). Édition peu courante, très rarement complète en reliures d'époque assorties. Quelques rousseurs et frottements, une planche débrochée mais présente. Envoi de photographies sur demande.

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        SEDER HAGADAH SHEL PESAH: IM BIRKHOTEYA LIFNEYHEM VELE AHAREYHEM, VE'IM TSIYURIM NA' IM VE' AREVIM LEKOR'EYHEM VEKEPRAT LAKTANIM . SHELO YISHNU .

      [Karlsruhe]; Nidpas Bek"k Karlasroa [1796] - Original Boards. 12mo. 24 Leaves [i. E. 48 pages]. 17 cm. First edition. In Hebrew with some Yiddish. Yaari 282. Vinograd Karlsruhe 33. Illustrated title page. Pesach Haggadah. Karlsruhe, [1796]. With instructions and laws in Yiddish. Ownership notations in Yiddish and German; illustration of fortress and knight on horse on binding leaves. Printed on rag paper. Subjects: Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. Haggadot - Texts. Seder - Liturgy - Texts. Haggadot. Judaism - Liturgy. Seder - Liturgy. OCLC lists 3 copies (Duke, Gratz, Amsterdam) , none north or west of Philadelphia. Binding rebacked. Light foxing and soiling throughout, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (HAG-16-11) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Acts and Laws of the State of Connecticut, in America

      Hartford: Printed by Hudson and Goodwin, 1796-1802. First edition. Cloth with original morocco lettering piece. Boards stained, free endpaper with a tear at joint, six leaves after p. 587 expertly reattached, scattered foxing, dampstains to corners of a few rear leaves, marginalia as noted, overall a good or better copy. 8vo. Also contains the Acts and laws passed at the sessions of May 1797 -Oct 1802. Evans 30264 (pp.447-54) is the Hudson issue with the proper signature mark present. Includes the Charter of the Colony of Connecticut, the Declaration of Independence, and the US Constitution. Index updated in contemporary hand to include data from May 1797 to conclusion, scattered marginalia in the same hand. Signature of Gustaf B. Carlson (d. 1924) an attorney and Judge in Middletown CT. Evans; 30260; 30262, 30264, 31972, 31974, 33554, 33556, 35341, 35342, 37227, 37226; Shaw & Shoemaker 341, 342, 2069, 2070.

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        Bound collection of 8 American sermons and one funeral sermon, as enumerated below

      Various places, 1796. 1 vols. 8vo. Disbound but sewing still intact. The sermons are as follows: (1) TAPPAN, David. A Sermon Preached before his Excellency John Hancock ... Being the day of General Election. 39pp. 8vo, Boston: Thomas Adams, 1792. Evans 24841; (2) LYMAN, Joseph. A Sermon Preached Before His Excellency James Bowdoin, Esq ... Being the Day of General Election. 61pp. 8vo, Boston: Printed by Adams and Nourse, [1787]. Evans 20469; (3) LATHROP, Joseph. The Furtherance of the Gospel ... on Occasion of the Dismission of the Rev. Joseph Willard. 20pp. 8vo, Springfield, Mass.: James R. Hutchins, for a Church and Society in Wilbraham, 1794. Evans 27199; (4) BACKUS, Charles. Ministers Serving God in the Gospel of His son. A Sermon Delivered the the Ordination of the Rev. Timothy Mather Cooley to the Pastoral Care of the First Church in Granville, February 3, 1796. 16pp. 8vo, West-Springfield, Mass.: Printed by Richard Davison, 1796. Evans 30009; (5) FOBES, Peres. A Sermon Preached before His Excellency Samuel Adams ... Being the Day of General Election. 41pp. 8vo, Boston: at the Mercury Press by Young & Minns, 1795. Evans 28686; (6) LATHROP, Joseph. The Happiness of a Free Government, and the Means of Preserving it ... a Sermon ... on July 4th, 1794, in Commemoration of American Independence! 23pp. 8vo, Springfield, Mass.: James R. Hutchins, 1794. Evans 27200; (7) WILLIAMS, Nathan. The Blessedness of the Dead who die in the Lord, Illustrated in a Sermon Preached at the Funeral of the Rev. Nathan Strong ... 28pp. 8vo, Hartford: Printed by Hudson and Goodwin, 1796. Evans 31636; (8) LATHROP, Joseph. A Funeral Sermon, Delivered March 10, 1796, at the Interment of Rev. Ebenezer Gay, D.D. 24pp. 8vo, Harford: Hudson & Goodwin, 1796. Evans 30678; (9) BARLOW, Joel. Advice to the Privileged Orders in the Several State of Europe ... Part II. 101pp. 8vo, Paris: at the English Press ... 1793. (First American edition printed the following year.).

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        The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V. (Three Volumes Complete)

      W. Strahan, T. Cadell & J. Balfour, 1796, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very GoodEighth edition. The set is very good for its age. Shelf rubbing to the boards. Mild foxing to the first and last few pages of each volume, but very little internally. A page loose in volume I and III. Binding is tight and square, with exception to volume I, where the the front board is shakey. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: p158.

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        The American Atlas

      New York: Published by John Reid, 1796. First Edition. 20 maps, without the plan of Washington, D.C, which appears in some copies. Folio (16-1/4 x 9-1/4 inches). Bound in contemporary calf backed boards, neatly rebacked in antique style. In brown cloth slipcase and chemise. Some minor wear, some browning, foxing to plates, but generally clean. The Reid atlas is the second strictly American Atlas, preceded only by the 1795 Mathew Carey General Atlas. It includes detailed engraved maps of North America, South America, and the United States; and maps of New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and the West Indies.

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        Oeuvres complètes

      Paris: Chaignieau, 1796. Nouvelle édition. Enrichies de gravures. Engraved portrait by Dupréel and eight plates after Fragonard. [6], 383; 363; 351; 347 pp. 4 vols. 8vo. Three quarter blue morocco, spines gilt, t.e.g. by Bumpus. Original pink pastepaper wrappers and spines laid down at end of each volume. Circular engraved bookplates of Sir David Lionel Salomons in each volume. Grécourt (1683-1743), was born in Tours, and was author of verse, fables, and tales.Sir David Lionel Salomons (1851-1925), scientist and engineer who organized the first automobile exhibition in Britain in 1895, was the son of Sir David Salomons (1797-1879), financier and the first Jewish Lord Mayor of London.

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        The History of Sir Charles Grandison; in a Series of Letters

      London: T. Longman et al., 1796. Seven volumes, small octavo; each volume with an engraved frontispiece showing a scene from the narrative; a fine set in contemporary half roan, marbled paper sides, flat spines lettered in gilt. A very attractive set, from the library of the Marquess Conyngham at Slane Castle, Ireland, with his bookplate in each volume and signature at the top of each title page.First printed in 1753, Richardson's novel set out to create a perfect gentleman to counter-balance such characters as the caddish Mr. B- of Richardson's Pamela and the unheroic males in Fielding's Tom Jones. Jane Austen and George Eliot both thought highly of the book, and Ruskin ranked it with Don Quixote, though others have found Charles Grandison impossibly perfect and consequently uninteresting. This attractive set is a copy of the eighth edition, showing that the novel could still captivate the public some forty years after its first appearance.

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        Exposition du Syst?me du Monde

      Paris: Imprimerie du Cercle-Social, 1796. First edition, with half-titles, without errata as usual. 314, (4); 312, (4) pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary blue-patterned boards, contrasting spine labels. Some toning, joints just starting, heads a bit chipped. Verso of half-title in volume I bears a few bibliographical notes in pencil. Very good. "Among the most influential scientists in all history" - DSB "Book I begins with what any attentive observer may see if he will open his eyes to the spectacle of the heavens on a clear night with a view of the whole horizon. Book II ? sets out the "real" motions of the planets, satellites and comets and gives the dimensions of the solar system. Book III is a verbal précis of the laws of motion as understood in eighteenth-century rational mechanics, with special reference to astronomy and hydrostatics. In Book IV, Laplace in effect summarized his own work in gravitational mechanics. Much of it consists of simplification of the prefatory sections to the published memoirs. The topics are perturbations in planetary motions, the shape of the earth, the attraction of spheroids and the rings of Saturn, motions of the tides and atmosphere, the moons of Jupiter, precession, and lunar motions. Only Book V contains material that Laplace had not written up in technical form or presupposed. It gives an overview of the history of astronomy and concludes with the speculation since called the nebular hypothesis and another on the nature of the universe in outer space." - DSB.

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        The History of Sir Charles Grandison; in a Series of Letters

      T. Longman et al., London 1796 - Seven volumes, small octavo; each volume with an engraved frontispiece showing a scene from the narrative; a fine set in contemporary half roan, marbled paper sides, flat spines lettered in gilt. A very attractive set, from the library of the Marquess Conyngham at Slane Castle, Ireland, with his bookplate in each volume and signature at the top of each title page.First printed in 1753, Richardson's novel set out to create a perfect gentleman to counter-balance such characters as the caddish Mr. B- of Richardson's Pamela and the unheroic males in Fielding's Tom Jones. Jane Austen and George Eliot both thought highly of the book, and Ruskin ranked it with Don Quixote, though others have found Charles Grandison impossibly perfect and consequently uninteresting. This attractive set is a copy of the eighth edition, showing that the novel could still captivate the public some forty years after its first appearance. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ROYAL STANDARD ENGLISH DICTIONARY

      Isaiah Thomas, Worchester 1796 - **LIMITED TIME ONLY! 40% OFF ALL ANTIQUARIAN SHOP INVENTORY! (DISCOUNT ALREADY APPLIED TO PRICE SHOWN)** This Edition of Perry's Royal Standard English, is the Fourth Worcester Edition. Published by Isiah Thomas, the famous Early American Printer, who later founded and Incorporated the American Antiquarian Society, and was its first President (1812). 594 pp. Recent full mottled brown leather with gilt rules and lettering on the spine, some foxing throughout. The last 20 or so pp. are disappearing around the edges. It reads 1788 on the title page so that is the date the binder put on the spine. But in the back there is an Appendix that is dated 1796. Still nice piece of Early Americana, and Isaiah Thomas, as well. Handsome. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A new and impartial history of England,

      from the most early period of genuine historical evidence to the present important and alarming crisis; a period pregnant with the fate of empires, kingdoms, and states. Containing authentic, candid, and circumstantial accounts of all the memorable transactions, interesting events, and remarkable occurrences, recorded in the annals of Great Britain, with a comprehensive account of it's [sic] origin and progressive state, the many revolutions it has undergone, it's [sic] discoveries, conquests, acquisitions, battles, sieges, sea fights, and other memorable events. Also a concise view of the antient and modern constitution and political establishments of Britain, it's [sic] laws, institutions, parliaments, charters, grants, commerce, arts, sciences, &c. Likewise a chronological account of all the kings and queens of England: with an impartial display of their respective characters, whether distinguished for their wisdom in the cabinet, their military achievements in the field, their private crimes, or their public vices. Including an history of the American War and Revolution. To which are added, histories of the French Revolution, and the Revolution in Holland, &c. Together with every memorable transaction respecting Ireland and other countries. Interspersed with remarks, observations, and reflections: by which former errors are corrected, absurdities pointed out, fabulous narrations expunged, party prejudices removed, and what has hitherto appeared obscure and doubtful authenticated from the most respectable evidence."John Baxter (fl. 1794?-1816), silversmith and radical, assumed some prominence within the London Corresponding Society when he succeeded Margarot as chairman in 1794. He was arrested but not charged during the treason trials of the same year. Baxter was also a founder member, along with the bookseller Joseph Burks, of the Friends of Liberty, formerly division 16 of the LCS, which separated from the society in 1795. His New and impartial history of England from the most early period of genuine historical evidence to the present important and alarming crisis (1796) exhibited a politically articulate intellect. Details of his later career remain unclear: he was a known member of the United Irish movement, and in 1816 a satirical broadsheet, William Snow's The Polemic Fleet, listed him as a prominent member of the radical Spencean circle. Other sources suggest that the ?'Impregnable?' Baxter may by this date have been practising as a surgeon." [Michael T. Davis in ODBN]Baxter's New and impartial history shows him to be proud of his LCS and radical associations. He there describes himself as "Member of the London Corresponding Society, and one of the twelve indicted and acquitted of high treason at the Old Bailey" and acknowledges the fact that in writing his book he was "assisted by several gentlemen, distinguished friends to liberty and a parliamentary reform". Baxter continues his bold public statement of his radical motivation by dedicating the History "To the people at large, to the London Corresponding Society in particular, and to the political societies of Great Britain in general, associated for parliamentary reform, and the promotion of constitutional information ......".4to., 50 engraved plates (including the allegorical frontispiece), xii + (1) + 14 - 556 + 567 - 762 + 759 - 762 + 767 - 830 + (4)pp., including the final 4-page list of subscribers, occasional very minor foxing, a few leaves with mild old dampstain, rebound fairly recently in quarter calf over marbled boards, spine gilt with raised bands and morocco label lettered gilt. A good, well bound, copy., n.d. [1796]. Only edition: rare. (Other copies located by OCLC, ESTC & COPAC at only 6 libraries worldwide: BL + Bodleian + N.L. Wales + N.L. Scotland + NYPL + Un. of Western Ontario).. from the most early period of genuine historical evidence to the present important and alarming crisis; a period pregnant with the fate of empires, kingdoms, and states. Containing authentic, candid, and circumstantial accounts of all the memorable transactions, interesting events, and remarkable occurrences, recorded in the annals of Great Britain, with a comprehensive account of it's [sic] origin and progressive state, the many revolutions it has undergone, it's [sic] discoveries, conquests, acquisitions, battles, sieges, sea fights, and other memorable events. Also a concise view of the antient and modern constitution and political establishments of Britain, it's [sic] laws, institutions, parliaments, charters, grants, commerce, arts, sciences, &c. Likewise a chronological account of all the kings and queens of England: with an impartial display of their respective characters, whether distinguished for their wisdom in the cabinet, their military achievements in the field, their private crimes, or their public vices. Including an history of the American War and Revolution. To which are added, histories of the French Revolution, and the Revolution in Holland, &c. Together with every memorable transaction respecting Ireland and other countries. Interspersed with remarks, observations, and reflections: by which former errors are corrected, absurdities pointed out, fabulous narrations expunged, party prejudices removed, and what has hitherto appeared obscure and doubtful authenticated from the most respectable evidence. "John Baxter (fl. 1794?-1816), silversmith and radical, assumed some prominence within the London Corresponding Society when he succeeded Margarot as chairman in 1794. He was arrested but not charged during the treason trials of the same year. Baxter was also a founder member, along with the bookseller Joseph Burks, of the Friends of Liberty, formerly division 16 of the LCS, which separated from the society in 1795. His New and impartial history of England from the most early period of genuine historical evidence to the present important and alarming crisis (1796) exhibited a politically articulate intellect. Details of his later career remain unclear: he was a known member of the United Irish movement, and in 1816 a satirical broadsheet, William Snow's The Polemic Fleet, listed him as a prominent member of the radical Spencean circle. Other sources suggest that the ?'Impregnable?' Baxter may by this date have been practising as a surgeon." [Michael T. Davis in ODBN]Baxter's New and impartial history shows him to be proud of his LCS and radical associations. He there describes himself as "Member of the London Corresponding Society, and one of the twelve indicted and acquitted of high treason at the Old Bailey" and acknowledges the fact that in writing his book he was "assisted by several gentlemen, distinguished friends to liberty and a parliamentary reform". Baxter continues his bold public statement of his radical motivation by dedicating the History "To the people at large, to the London Corresponding Society in particular, and to the political societies of Great Britain in general, associated for parliamentary reform, and the promotion of constitutional information ......". 4to., 50 engraved plates (including the allegorical frontispiece), xii + (1) + 14 - 556 + 567 - 762 + 759 - 762 + 767 - 830 + (4)pp., including the final 4-page list of subscribers, occasional very minor foxing, a few leaves with mild old dampstain, rebound fairly recently in quarter calf over marbled boards, spine gilt with raised bands and morocco label lettered gilt. A good, well bound, copy.

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        Narrative of the Proceedings of His Majesty's Fleet, Under the Command of Earl Howe, from the Second of May to the Second of June M.DCC.XCIV

      London: T. Burton, 1796. First edition, second issue (with errata printed on verso of title). Frontispiece portrait (dated 1798), engraved title, engraved plate (foxed) and folding map (closed tear). 91, [1], [93*]-*100, [6], 97-118 pp. 4to. Contemporary full red morocco, covers with triple-ruled outer border surrounding inner border of small circles, gilt-stamped fern tool at corners, spine in six compartments with raised bands, a.e.g., by Kalthoeber (his ticket on flyleaf). Foxing to portrait and engraved title, else fine. Previous owners' stamps to ffep. The Glorious First of June in a Kalthoeber Binding A prospectus of sorts for A.C. De Poggi's two engraved scenes, after paintings by Robert Cleveley, of the events of June 1st, 1794, with an account of the battle, a subscribers list and appendices listing English and French officers present. Likely a subscriber's copy, in a beautiful, understated binding by Christian Katlhoeber (who bound at least one other copy of this work).

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        Oeuvres de Mancini-Nivernois

      Paris: Didot jeune, 1796. FIRST EDITION. BOUND IN CONTEMPORARY FULL RED MOROCCO BY BOZERIAN, signed at the foot of the spine on vol. 1 "Rel. p[ar] Bozerien. IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, traces of minor wear to bindings, some faint foxing. Octavo. 8 volumes in 7. With a frontispiece portrait by Saint Aubin in vol. 1 and another frontispiece portrait of the author (unsigned) in vol. 5 The A.A. Renouard copy, bound by Bozerian, cited by Cohen-De Ricci, who described this set as "bel exemplaire... relie en 7 vol., maroquin rouge de Bozerian." The Emmanuel Martin sale catalogue (1877) describes this set as one of only four copies on "grand papier jesus velin." PROVENANCE: A.A. Renouard (sale 1854, lot 2462) -- Emmanuel Martin (sale 1877, lot 578). Both the Renouard and Martin sale catalogues state that this copy contained an original drawing of Nivernais by Saint Aubin, now no longer present (perhaps it was once pasted onto the first blank leaf, as something seems to have been removed from it). Cohen-De Ricci col. 673 (this copy).

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        Netley Abbey: A Gothic Story

      Philadelphia: Printed for T. Dobson, W. Young, H. & P. Rice, and J. Ormrod, 1796. First American edition. 108; [4], 104 pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf with red morocco spine label. Front joint cracked, ear to spine ends with loss, title and half-title pages with name clipped at top margin, pp. 51-2 with minor loss at fore-edge, text browned with some light staining. In full mottled calf drop box, gilt spine. This is Warner's first book, published first in 1795 in Southampton for the author and then in the same year in London at the Minerva Press.

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        Oeuvres de Mancini-Nivernois

      Paris: Didot jeune, 1796. FIRST EDITION. BOUND IN CONTEMPORARY FULL RED MOROCCO BY BOZERIAN, signed at the foot of the spine on vol. 1 "Rel. p[ar] Bozerien. IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, traces of minor wear to bindings, some faint foxing. Octavo. 8 volumes in 7. With a frontispiece portrait by Saint Aubin in vol. 1 and another frontispiece portrait of the author (unsigned) in vol. 5 The A.A. Renouard copy, bound by Bozerian, cited by Cohen-De Ricci, who described this set as "bel exemplaire... relie en 7 vol., maroquin rouge de Bozerian." The Emmanuel Martin sale catalogue (1877) describes this set as one of only four copies on "grand papier jesus velin." PROVENANCE: A.A. Renouard (sale 1854, lot 2462) -- Emmanuel Martin (sale 1877, lot 578). Both the Renouard and Martin sale catalogues state that this copy contained an original drawing of Nivernais by Saint Aubin, now no longer present (perhaps it was once pasted onto the first blank leaf, as something seems to have been removed from it). Cohen-De Ricci col. 673 (this copy).

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        Bound collection of 8 American sermons and one funeral sermon, as enumerated below

      Various places, 1796. 1 vols. 8vo. Disbound but sewing still intact. The sermons are as follows: (1) TAPPAN, David. A Sermon Preached before his Excellency John Hancock ... Being the day of General Election. 39pp. 8vo, Boston: Thomas Adams, 1792. Evans 24841; (2) LYMAN, Joseph. A Sermon Preached Before His Excellency James Bowdoin, Esq ... Being the Day of General Election. 61pp. 8vo, Boston: Printed by Adams and Nourse, [1787]. Evans 20469; (3) LATHROP, Joseph. The Furtherance of the Gospel ... on Occasion of the Dismission of the Rev. Joseph Willard. 20pp. 8vo, Springfield, Mass.: James R. Hutchins, for a Church and Society in Wilbraham, 1794. Evans 27199; (4) BACKUS, Charles. Ministers Serving God in the Gospel of His son. A Sermon Delivered the the Ordination of the Rev. Timothy Mather Cooley to the Pastoral Care of the First Church in Granville, February 3, 1796. 16pp. 8vo, West-Springfield, Mass.: Printed by Richard Davison, 1796. Evans 30009; (5) FOBES, Peres. A Sermon Preached before His Excellency Samuel Adams ... Being the Day of General Election. 41pp. 8vo, Boston: at the Mercury Press by Young & Minns, 1795. Evans 28686; (6) LATHROP, Joseph. The Happiness of a Free Government, and the Means of Preserving it ... a Sermon ... on July 4th, 1794, in Commemoration of American Independence! 23pp. 8vo, Springfield, Mass.: James R. Hutchins, 1794. Evans 27200; (7) WILLIAMS, Nathan. The Blessedness of the Dead who die in the Lord, Illustrated in a Sermon Preached at the Funeral of the Rev. Nathan Strong ... 28pp. 8vo, Hartford: Printed by Hudson and Goodwin, 1796. Evans 31636; (8) LATHROP, Joseph. A Funeral Sermon, Delivered March 10, 1796, at the Interment of Rev. Ebenezer Gay, D.D. 24pp. 8vo, Harford: Hudson & Goodwin, 1796. Evans 30678; (9) BARLOW, Joel. Advice to the Privileged Orders in the Several State of Europe ... Part II. 101pp. 8vo, Paris: at the English Press ... 1793. (First American edition printed the following year.).

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        Les Aventures de Telemaque, Fils D'Ulysse

      Paris: Didot l'a?n?, 1796. First edition with these illustrations, one of 200 printed on GRAND PAPIER VELIN. Engraved portrait after Vivian engraved by Gaucher, and 24 plates after drawings by Lefebvre engraved by Delvaux, Godefroy, Simonet, Thomas, and Trière. 4 vols. 18mo. Full early 20th-century dark brown morocco, richly gilt, marbled endpapers. Spines very slightly faded, otherwise a beautiful set, complete with all half-titles, immaculate text and plates, with the original tissue guards. One of 200 on Large Paper, Plates before Letters

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        Exposition du Systême du Monde

      Paris: Imprimerie du Cercle-Social, 1796. First edition, with half-titles, without errata as usual. 314, (4); 312, (4) pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary blue-patterned boards, contrasting spine labels. Some toning, joints just starting, heads a bit chipped. Verso of half-title in volume I bears a few bibliographical notes in pencil. Very good. "Among the most influential scientists in all history" - DSB "Book I begins with what any attentive observer may see if he will open his eyes to the spectacle of the heavens on a clear night with a view of the whole horizon. Book II ... sets out the "real" motions of the planets, satellites and comets and gives the dimensions of the solar system. Book III is a verbal précis of the laws of motion as understood in eighteenth-century rational mechanics, with special reference to astronomy and hydrostatics. In Book IV, Laplace in effect summarized his own work in gravitational mechanics. Much of it consists of simplification of the prefatory sections to the published memoirs. The topics are perturbations in planetary motions, the shape of the earth, the attraction of spheroids and the rings of Saturn, motions of the tides and atmosphere, the moons of Jupiter, precession, and lunar motions. Only Book V contains material that Laplace had not written up in technical form or presupposed. It gives an overview of the history of astronomy and concludes with the speculation since called the nebular hypothesis and another on the nature of the universe in outer space." - DSB.

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        The Looking Glass for the Mind or Intellectual Mirror Being an Elegant Collection of the Most Delightful Little Stories and Interesting Tales, Chiefly Translated from That Much Admired Work L'Ami des Enfans

      London: Printed by J. Crowder, for E. Newbury, The Corner of St. Paul's Church-yard, 1796. Early (fifth?) edition (first edition, 1792). 74 cuts by I. Bewick. 271 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Quarter green morocco and marbled boards. Nineteenth-century manuscript notes on front blank. Some traces of damp, generally a clean, attractive copy. Hugo, "This work, which contains some of the most beautiful examples of the skill of John Bewick, went through a great number of editions". Four cuts in this copy appear only in the early editions.

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        Marchmont: A Novel

      London: Printed by and for Sampson Low Berwick Street, Soho, 1796. First edition, with half-title only in volume IV, but without title-page. xvi, 309; [iii] 268; [ii], 442, [2, ads] pp. 4 vols. 12mo. Contemporary quarter calf and boards, vellum corners, uncut. Jenner's library stamped on spine in gilt. Lovely copy. UNCUT

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        Camilla, or, a Picture of Youth. By the author of Evelina and Cecilia

      London: Printed for T. Payne ... and T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies ... in the Strand, 1796. First edition, with subscribers list pp. ix-xlviii. xlvi, 390, [2]; [vi], 432; [iv], 468; 432; 556 pp. 5 vols. 12mo (170 x 108 mm). Bound in contemporary tree calf, gilt flat spines, some rubbing to joints, rear joint of vol. IV starting. Bookplate of John Waldie and another. Very Pretty The subscribers include Her Royal Highness The Duchess of York, Miss J.[ane] Austen, Rt. Hon. Edmund Burke, Sir Joseph Banks, K.B., Sir Charles Bunbury, Duchess of Devonshire, Warren Hastings and Humphrey Repton, Esq.

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        The History of Monmouthshire;

      1796 VG+, 1st ed, 36 pls, 1 map, 2 charts. In attractive contemporary calf, gilt tooling, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine, relaid, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to worn black calf label. Internally, gilt tooling to board edges and turn-ins, red marbled endpapers, text block edges marbled red, bookplate to fpd (Frances Mary Richardson Currer 1785-1861 a leading collector), lacks half title, map present, [12], [1], (ii-xi), [1], [1], 2-360 pp, [1], 2-199 pp, [1] errata, [6] subscribers list, 36 pls (B&W, dated 1793), 1 map (J Cary, 17887), 2 charts (folding), lacking p117/118 (as is usual Lowndes), light offsetting to tp. Probably the best copy we have seen, clean all through! (ESTC T78135. Abbey 537. Lowndes 2930). WILLIAMS, littérateur and political pamphleteer who with Benjamin Franklin, formed the ? Thirteen Club'. See NLW DWB.

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        Kst.- Karte, von D.F. Sotzmann n. Büsching, "Holland oder die Vereinigten Niederlande in IX Blättern".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, dat. 1796, 79 x 93.

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        Symonds's Abstracts of the Two Bills, Entitled, "A Bill for the Security of His Majesty's Person and Government," and "A Bill for the More Effectually Preventing Seditious Meetings", To Which are Added, The Bill of Rights and Magna Charta [etc ]

      London: Printed for H.D. Symonds, No. 20, Paternoster-Row, 1796. Modern marbled wraps, printed paper label, a very good copy, with the advertising leaf; seven copies in ESTC, none in a law library A rare tract written by the radical Henry Delahoy Symonds, tried, fined, and imprisoned for four years for publishing and selling the works of Thomas Paine, here providing (among the first to do so) King John's Magna Charta in English translation

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        Camilla, or, a Picture of Youth. By the author of Evelina and Cecilia

      London: Printed for T. Payne ? and T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies ? in the Strand, 1796. First edition, with subscribers list pp. ix-xlviii. xlvi, 390, [2]; [vi], 432; [iv], 468; 432; 556 pp. 5 vols. 12mo (170 x 108 mm). Bound in contemporary tree calf, gilt flat spines, some rubbing to joints, rear joint of vol. IV starting. Bookplate of John Waldie and another. Very Pretty The subscribers include Her Royal Highness The Duchess of York, Miss J.[ane] Austen, Rt. Hon. Edmund Burke, Sir Joseph Banks, K.B., Sir Charles Bunbury, Duchess of Devonshire, Warren Hastings and Humphrey Repton, Esq.

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        Oeuvres complètes

      Paris: Chaignieau, 1796. Nouvelle édition. Enrichies de gravures. Engraved portrait by Dupréel and eight plates after Fragonard. [6], 383; 363; 351; 347 pp. 4 vols. 8vo. Three quarter blue morocco, spines gilt, t.e.g. by Bumpus. Original pink pastepaper wrappers and spines laid down at end of each volume. Circular engraved bookplates of Sir David Lionel Salomons in each volume. Grécourt (1683-1743), was born in Tours, and was author of verse, fables, and tales. Sir David Lionel Salomons (1851-1925), scientist and engineer who organized the first automobile exhibition in Britain in 1895, was the son of Sir David Salomons (1797-1879), financier and the first Jewish Lord Mayor of London.

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        Eigenh. Widmung mit U.

      Braunschweig, 25. I. 1796.. 1 S. Qu.-8vo.. Dekoratives Herderzitat an einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Fließe, des Lebens Strom! Du gehst in Wellen vorüber, Wo mit wechselnder Höh' Eine die andre begräbt. Mühe folget der Mühe; doch, kenn' ich süssere Freuden, Als besiegte Gefahr, oder vollendete Müh? Leben ist Lebens Lohn; Gefühl sein ewiger Kampfpreis. Fließe, wogiger Strom! nirgend ein stehender Sumpf". - Himly veröffentlichte zahlreiche Abhandlungen über Augenheilkunde und war Mitherausgeber der Ophthalmologischen Bibliothek.

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        Essais en vers et en prose

      Paris: Didot l'aîné, 1796. First edition. [iv], 157, [1] + 5 pp engraved music. 1 vols. 8vo. Full crimson morocco, raised bands, gilt spine, marbled endpapers, gilt turn-ins, a.e.g., by Simier. Upper joint a little rubbed, else fine. First edition. [iv], 157, [1] + 5 pp engraved music. 1 vols. 8vo. "Aux armes, citoyens" - the first Printing of 'La Marseillaise' in a Book. First edition, containing the first authorized appearance in book form of "La Marseillaise." The famous poem by Rouget de Lisle (1760-1836) appears at pp. 57-59 as "Le Chant des Combats, vulgairement L'Hyme des Marseillois. Aux Mânes de Sylvain Bailly. Premier Maire de Paris." La Marseillaise, now the French national anthem, and recognized worldwide as the quintessential call to revolution, "was originally written by a royalist officer as a patriotic song in support of the then French royal government which had declared war on April 20, 1792, against the Emperor Francis of Austria and King William II of Prussia. Subsequently, volunteers from Marseilles heard the song and joined in the storming in the Tuileries on Aug. 10, 1792. The song was thereafter quickly reprinted a great many times, usually under the title Marches des Marseillais or variant thereof" (Fuld). "La Marseillaise est un hymne d'éveil et de résistance qui a valu pour les résistances qui ont suivi, qui vaut pour celles que nécessite notre temps, et qui vaudra pour les résistances futures." - Edgar Morin Fuld notes that the earliest printings of the famous anthem appeared either in broadside form or in periodicals, and all are extremely rare; this printing, its first appearance in a book, was officially authorized by the author and is highly desirable. The copy, in a Simier binding, is particularly so: tipped-in is an Autograph Note signed by Rouget de Lisle, authorizing the payment of a debt "au citoyen de Buehr" (?), dated "le cinq thermidor, l'an 6" (i.e., July 24, 1797).

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        Les Aventures de Telemaque, Fils D'Ulysse

      Paris: Didot l'aîné, 1796. First edition with these illustrations, one of 200 printed on GRAND PAPIER VELIN. Engraved portrait after Vivian engraved by Gaucher, and 24 plates after drawings by Lefebvre engraved by Delvaux, Godefroy, Simonet, Thomas, and Trière. 4 vols. 18mo. Full early 20th-century dark brown morocco, richly gilt, marbled endpapers. Spines very slightly faded, otherwise a beautiful set, complete with all half-titles, immaculate text and plates, with the original tissue guards. First edition with these illustrations, one of 200 printed on GRAND PAPIER VELIN. Engraved portrait after Vivian engraved by Gaucher, and 24 plates after drawings by Lefebvre engraved by Delvaux, Godefroy, Simonet, Thomas, and Trière. 4 vols. 18mo. One of 200 on Large Paper, Plates before Letters.

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        FOURTH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: AT THE FIRST SESSION...AN ACT FOR ESTABLISHING TRADING HOUSES WITH THE INDIAN TRIBES [caption title]

      Philadelphia. 1796.. [4]pp. on folded folio sheet. Signed by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering at the end of text. Manuscript docket in an unknown hand on the blank fourth page. Fine. In a half morocco box. This act, known as the Trading House Act, was passed by the first session of the Fourth United States Congress on April 18, 1796. It sought to bring commerce with Indian tribes under the control of the U.S. government by licensing and restricting trade through a small group of authorized agents operating trading houses beyond the designated frontier of settlement. The act made purely private trade illegal, a step taken to control exploitation of the Indian populace, regulate border tensions, attempt to influence the Indians in their British and Spanish contacts to the North and South, and bring fees to the government. The assertion of government control over the Indian trade was a direct outgrowth of the American victory over the Indian tribes of the Old Northwest at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794 and the Treaty of Greenville in August 1795, but it sought to address an endemic problem of illicit trade. As part of the peace, a boundary line known as "the Greenville line" was established, beyond which the U.S. government agreed to prevent settlement. By this act only licensed traders would be allowed into the Indian territories west of the line, working through agents in settled trading houses. The President would appoint agents to head the trading houses, and all trade had to be accounted for to the Executive branch. The price of trade goods would be regulated, and any private trade was strictly forbidden. Although the terms of the Greenville Treaty were soon abrogated, this act set the pattern for regulating the Indian trade until 1822, when the system was abolished. The act ends with the printed signatures of George Washington and John Adams, and the autograph signature of Timothy Pickering as Secretary of State. A Revolutionary soldier and key figure in Federal politics, Pickering served as Secretary of State from 1795 to 1800, first under Washington and then Adams. This would appear to be an official copy, actually signed by Pickering. All official copies of acts in the first three Congresses were signed by the Secretary of State, but the practice was then (supposedly) dropped; this is the first time we have seen a Fourth Congress act so signed. Rare: NAIP locates only five copies, evidently none signed. BRISTOL B9756. SHIPTON & MOONEY 47959. ESTC W14649.

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        Eigenh. Widmung mit U.

      Braunschweig, 25. I. 1796. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Dekoratives Herderzitat an einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Fließe, des Lebens Strom! Du gehst in Wellen vorüber, Wo mit wechselnder Höh' Eine die andre begräbt. Mühe folget der Mühe; doch, kenn' ich süssere Freuden, Als besiegte Gefahr, oder vollendete Müh? Leben ist Lebens Lohn; Gefühl sein ewiger Kampfpreis. Fließe, wogiger Strom! nirgend ein stehender Sumpf". - Himly veröffentlichte zahlreiche Abhandlungen über Augenheilkunde und war Mitherausgeber der Ophthalmologischen Bibliothek.

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        The History of Monmouthshire;

      1796 VG+, 1st ed, 36 pls, 1 map, 2 charts. In attractive contemporary calf, gilt tooling, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine, relaid, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to worn black calf label. Internally, gilt tooling to board edges and turn-ins, red marbled endpapers, text block edges marbled red, bookplate to fpd (Frances Mary Richardson Currer 1785-1861 a leading collector), lacks half title, map present, [12], [1], (ii-xi), [1], [1], 2-360 pp, [1], 2-199 pp, [1] errata, [6] subscribers list, 36 pls (B&W, dated 1793), 1 map (J Cary, 17887), 2 charts (folding), lacking p117/118 (as is usual Lowndes), light offsetting to tp. Probably the best copy we have seen, clean all through! (ESTC T78135. Abbey 537. Lowndes 2930). WILLIAMS, littérateur and political pamphleteer who with Benjamin Franklin, formed the ‘ Thirteen Club'. See NLW DWB.

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        Conversationslexikon mit vorzüglicher Rücksicht auf die gegenwärtigen Zeiten - Zweiter Theil

      Friedrich August Leupold, Leipzig 1796 - Zweiter Theil, Leipzig 1796. 460 S. Fraktur. Einband etwas berieben, etwas bestoßen, etwas angeschmutzt, jedoch unbeschädigt, Schnitt gebräunt, etwas angeschmutzt, Seiten kaum angebräunt, kaum angeschmutzt, sehr kleiner Besitzerstempel auf Titelblatt, altersgemäß ausgesprochen guter Zustand. (Renatus Gotthelf Löbel bezeichnete sich selbst in seiner Vorrede zum Conversationslexikon als Nachfolger Johann Hübners, unter dessen Namen das 1704 erstmals erschienene Reale Staats- und Zeitungs-Lexicon bekannt geworden war. Löbels Ziel bestand in der Schaffung eines "dem gegenwärtigen Umfange der Conversation angemessenen Wörterbuches". Zwischen 1796 und 1800 erschienen die ersten vier Bände, doch nach Löbels frühem Tod im Jahr 1799 sah zunächst alles so aus, als würde es unvollendet bleiben. Dann erschienen 1806 aber ein fünfter Band bei Johann Karl Werther in Leipzig und 1808 Teile des sechsten Bandes bei Johann Friedrich Herzog in Leipzig. Am 25. Oktober 1808 schließlich kaufte Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus (1772-1823), der 1805 mit seiner Verlagstätigkeit in Amsterdam begonnen hatte, das Lexikon dem Leipziger Buchdrucker und Zeitungsverleger Friedrich Richter ab, der das Werk vermutlich in Herzogs Auftrag gedruckt hatte und es bei dessen Insolvenz in Zahlung genommen hatte. Bis zu seinem Tode im Jahr 1823 erweiterte er das Werk kontinuierlich und schuf so die Grundlage für die Brockhaus-Enzyklopädie.) Size: 8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Supplément au Voyage de Bougainville [in:] SUARD, J.B.A. and S.J. BOURLET DE VAUXCELLES. Opuscules philosophiques et littéraires, la plupart posthumes ou inédites

      Paris: Chevet, 1796. Octavo in fours, an excellent uncut copy with ample margins, contemporary mottled pink paper boards with manuscript paper labels to spine, some wear to joints and spine, from the Talleyrand-Périgord library with armorial bookplate. Diderot takes on the noble savage. First edition, a fine large paper copy, with the philosophe Diderot's important essay on Bougainville and Tahiti as the highlight of this collection, which includes moral and philosophical essays by authors such as the Marquise du Châtelet, Necker, Dumarsais, and the Abbé Galiani.Bougainville, unaware of Wallis's stop at Tahiti the preceding year, had believed himself to have been the discoverer of a South Sea paradise, and his official account included a lengthy and idyllic section on the island group which was vastly influential in the development of the European ideal of the noble savage.Diderot's essay is his response to the notion of the "noble savage", particularly in light of the fate of Ahu-Toru (Aotourou), the Tahitian who caused a sensation in fashionable Paris when he returned with Bougainville. The essay was first written as early as 1772 or 1773, and circulated in manuscript for more than twenty years before being published here. In this fictional appendix to Bougainville, Diderot expressed his pessimism about the likely European influence on the new discoveries in the South Seas, in the process developing a vigorous satire on European civilisation. At stake are French claims to ownership of Tahiti: Bougainville "took possession" of the islands, but in a supposed response to this act, one of the chiefs here asks rhetorically how the Europeans would react if a Tahitian landed in France and claimed it ('Si un Otaïtien débarquoit un nour sur vos côtes, et qu'il gravât sur une de vos pierres ou sur l'écorce d'un de vos arbres: Ce pays appartient aux habitans d'Otaïti, qu'en penserois-tu?').Uncut and on fine wove paper, this is undoubtedly the deluxe "Papier-vélin" edition, as noted in the colophon. This fine copy has the bookplate of the house of Talleyrand-Périgord, with the motto of the house "Re que Diou" emblazoned: given the close relationship between the great French diplomat Talleyrand himself and the philosophes, this copy is likely from his private library.

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        THE AMERICAN UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHY or A View of the Present State of all Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics in the Known World

      1796, two volume complete set, THE AMERICAN UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHY or A View of the Present State of all Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics in the Known World, complete with twenty-eight maps and charts as shown.  Jedidiah Morse, printed by Isiah Thomas and Ebenezer Andrews, Boston Ma. Large fold out maps of New Hampshire and Vermont (bound in upside down), Maine, Nova Scotia,  New Brunswick, Massachusetts, Rhode Island - Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware - Maryland, North Western Territories, Virginia, Kentucky - Tennessee, North and South Carolina, and Georgia, a World Map, the West Indies, United Kingdom, other maps, etc. Very solid volumes and maps, a few minor folds and tears, most maps unused and never unfolded, all in very good to fine condition overall.  Volumes are tight, clean, solid original bindings and boards bearing just a bit of wear, original labels, minor foxing and toning.  Outstanding early American post Revolutionary War period volumes, part one is a third edition, part two a second edition, both dated "June 1796" on title pages by the noted printers, as shown.  5.75 x 8.75 inches. Please see the many photos provided, ask any questions, buy accordingly.

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        Le roman comique

      First printing of this famous edition illustrated by Barber, whose figures were engraved under his leadership. 1 portrait of the author as a frontispiece by Le Mire and 15 pretty faces out text from the drawings of the glossy green morocco Barbier.Plein fir signed Ramage (London) in late nineteenth. Spine ribbed Jansenist. Internal threads. Gilt edges. A little a bit darker at the top of the upper flat area, maybe a slight color difference due to the leather itself. Superb specimen, perfectly prepared, very frais.Etiquette library Garnier-Bardoul. Bookplate inconnu.Belle edition of this famous picaresque novel in French, mixing satire of manners and burlesque situations. De l'imprimerie de Didot Jeune, chez Janet et Hubert A Paris 1796 3 tomes en un Vol. in 8 (13,5x21cm) VII, 277pp. et VIII, 252pp. et XIII,196pp. relié

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