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        Mount Tabor, From the Plain of Esdraelon

      - An extremely detailed Hand-colored Lithograph by DAVID ROBERTS (1796-1864) illustrating scenes in the Middle East, from his breathtaking series The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, and Nubia, which was published in London in 1842-1849. This print has ave been cropped down from their original paper size of 17 1/2” x 24”. It has been cropped in half so the image is on one sheet and the text is on another sheet. At the turn of the nineteenth century, as the science of archaeology was rising, teams of scholars set out to navigate unknown regions, seeking to understand history through the analysis of ancient ruins and artifacts. In choosing Egypt and the Holy Land as his destinations, Roberts reflected the enduring fascination of Western European culture with the ancient Middle East. Born into humble circumstances in a rural town outside Edinburgh, Roberts set out with little, but he returned with a bounty of sketches and a portfolio he described as "the most interesting that has ever left the country." To pay for his trip, he drained his own finances and undertook the adventure alone--breaking the longstanding British tradition of artists traveling as members of a wealthy patron's entourage. The first British artist to explore the Middle East, Roberts presented his views of the region in the monumental volumes The Holy Land, Syria , Idumea, Arabia , Egypt, and Nubia. Keenly observed and minutely detailed, his images made the region more tangible and accessible than ever before. Yet despite his commitment to accuracy, Roberts lost nothing of romanticism, using light color, and atmosphere to stage a spectacle that convinced as it captivated, evoking an aura of exoticism as part of his realistic view. Published in series during the years 1842 to 1849, these astonishingly beautiful hand-tinted lithographs redefined the Orient for the British public. Standing out as an iconic pieces in any collection, Roberts’ views are significant not only in terms of history but also as the visual expression of how art can bring a distant region within one's own realm. Overall this print is in very good condition with some light foxing/staining and a few small tears and creases.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Temple of Amada, at Hassia, Nubia

      - An extremely detailed Hand-colored Lithograph by DAVID ROBERTS (1796-1864) illustrating scenes in the Middle East, from his breathtaking series The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, and Nubia, which was published in London in 1842-1849. Overall this print measures 17 1/2” x 24”. At the turn of the nineteenth century, as the science of archaeology was rising, teams of scholars set out to navigate unknown regions, seeking to understand history through the analysis of ancient ruins and artifacts. In choosing Egypt and the Holy Land as his destinations, Roberts reflected the enduring fascination of Western European culture with the ancient Middle East. Born into humble circumstances in a rural town outside Edinburgh, Roberts set out with little, but he returned with a bounty of sketches and a portfolio he described as "the most interesting that has ever left the country." To pay for his trip, he drained his own finances and undertook the adventure alone--breaking the longstanding British tradition of artists traveling as members of a wealthy patron's entourage. The first British artist to explore the Middle East, Roberts presented his views of the region in the monumental volumes The Holy Land, Syria , Idumea, Arabia , Egypt, and Nubia. Keenly observed and minutely detailed, his images made the region more tangible and accessible than ever before. Yet despite his commitment to accuracy, Roberts lost nothing of romanticism, using light color, and atmosphere to stage a spectacle that convinced as it captivated, evoking an aura of exoticism as part of his realistic view. Published in series during the years 1842 to 1849, these astonishingly beautiful hand-tinted lithographs redefined the Orient for the British public. Standing out as an iconic pieces in any collection, Roberts’ views are significant not only in terms of history but also as the visual expression of how art can bring a distant region within one's own realm. Overall this print is in very good condition with some light foxing, and a few small creases and tears.

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        Encampment of the Pilgrims at Jericho

      - An extremely detailed Hand-colored Lithograph by DAVID ROBERTS (1796-1864) illustrating scenes in the Middle East, from his breathtaking series The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, and Nubia, which was published in London in 1842-1849. This print has ave been cropped down from their original paper size of 17 1/2” x 24”. It has been cropped in half so the image is on one sheet and the text is on another sheet. At the turn of the nineteenth century, as the science of archaeology was rising, teams of scholars set out to navigate unknown regions, seeking to understand history through the analysis of ancient ruins and artifacts. In choosing Egypt and the Holy Land as his destinations, Roberts reflected the enduring fascination of Western European culture with the ancient Middle East. Born into humble circumstances in a rural town outside Edinburgh, Roberts set out with little, but he returned with a bounty of sketches and a portfolio he described as "the most interesting that has ever left the country." To pay for his trip, he drained his own finances and undertook the adventure alone--breaking the longstanding British tradition of artists traveling as members of a wealthy patron's entourage. The first British artist to explore the Middle East, Roberts presented his views of the region in the monumental volumes The Holy Land, Syria , Idumea, Arabia , Egypt, and Nubia. Keenly observed and minutely detailed, his images made the region more tangible and accessible than ever before. Yet despite his commitment to accuracy, Roberts lost nothing of romanticism, using light color, and atmosphere to stage a spectacle that convinced as it captivated, evoking an aura of exoticism as part of his realistic view. Published in series during the years 1842 to 1849, these astonishingly beautiful hand-tinted lithographs redefined the Orient for the British public. Standing out as an iconic pieces in any collection, Roberts’ views are significant not only in terms of history but also as the visual expression of how art can bring a distant region within one's own realm. Overall this print is in very good condition with some light foxing/staining and a few small tears and creases.

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        St. Jean D'Arcre

      - An extremely detailed Hand-colored Lithograph by DAVID ROBERTS (1796-1864) illustrating scenes in the Middle East, from his breathtaking series The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, and Nubia, which was published in London in 1842-1849. Overall this print measures 17 1/2” x 24”. At the turn of the nineteenth century, as the science of archaeology was rising, teams of scholars set out to navigate unknown regions, seeking to understand history through the analysis of ancient ruins and artifacts. In choosing Egypt and the Holy Land as his destinations, Roberts reflected the enduring fascination of Western European culture with the ancient Middle East. Born into humble circumstances in a rural town outside Edinburgh, Roberts set out with little, but he returned with a bounty of sketches and a portfolio he described as "the most interesting that has ever left the country." To pay for his trip, he drained his own finances and undertook the adventure alone--breaking the longstanding British tradition of artists traveling as members of a wealthy patron's entourage. The first British artist to explore the Middle East, Roberts presented his views of the region in the monumental volumes The Holy Land, Syria , Idumea, Arabia , Egypt, and Nubia. Keenly observed and minutely detailed, his images made the region more tangible and accessible than ever before. Yet despite his commitment to accuracy, Roberts lost nothing of romanticism, using light color, and atmosphere to stage a spectacle that convinced as it captivated, evoking an aura of exoticism as part of his realistic view. Published in series during the years 1842 to 1849, these astonishingly beautiful hand-tinted lithographs redefined the Orient for the British public. Standing out as an iconic pieces in any collection, Roberts’ views are significant not only in terms of history but also as the visual expression of how art can bring a distant region within one's own realm. Overall this print is in very good condition with some light foxing, and a few small creases and tears.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Brooke's General Gazetteer Abridged. Containing a Geographical Description of the Countries, Cities, Towns, Ports, Seas, Rivers, Lakes, Mountains, Capes, & C, in the Known World: With Their Longitude and Latitude, Bearings and Distances from Remarkable Places an the Events by Which They Have Been Distinguished

      London; Printed For B. Law, C, Dilly Et Ali. 1796 - Complete with the (scarce) 6 (folding) maps. The World (Placed before the title) and Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, and South America (all placed before their respective descriptions). Very good copy in the original full anilne calf. Red morocco gilt-blocked title label, gilt-cross-bands. Panele edges somewhat rubbed and dust-dulled as with age. Gutters and hinges fine. An uncommonly good copy. Scans on request. 1 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Opera. Interpretatione et notis illustravit Carolus Rubeus Societ. Jesu ad usum serenissimi Delphini.

      Remondini 1796 - Bassani (Bassano), Remondini, 1796. Deux tomes en 1 vol. in 4 de XXIV-853pp. (numérotation continue), deux frontispices avec deux petites vignettes gravées, reliure en pleine basane fauve de l'époque, dos lisse muet, séparé en son milieu par une incision verticale et sept verticales et des petites incisions en biais, quelques épidermures sur les plats sans gravité, mouillures dans les marges latérales ou inférieures de certains feuillets, rousseurs éparses, quelques petites taches tout au long de l'ouvrage, sans gravité, quelques petites taches grises sur environ 5/6 feuillets de l'Eneidos en début de volume sans gravité; sans en empêcher la lecture, quelques petites taches grises sur une dizaine de feuillets du Vocabulorum en fin de volume sans gravité et sans en empêcher la lecture, une petite carte dépliante de l'est méditérranéen au milieu du tome I., agréable et bon exemplaire. 0.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Scritti]
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        POEMS

      Printed by W. Blanchard, York 1796 - 191 x 124 mm (7 1/2 x 4 7/8"). Two volumes. HANDSOME CONTEMPORARY TREE CALF, ELABORATELY GILT, BY KALTHOEBER (his ticket on verso of front endpaper), covers bordered with gilt Greek key roll, flat spines ornately gilt in compartments featuring various repeated tools (quatrefoil, Greek key, foliate, etc.), each spine with black morocco label, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Both volumes with the early signature of Elizabeth Hervey on verso of front endpaper. Lower compartment of second volume with abrasion and moderate loss of gilt, one corner a little rubbed, otherwise only trivial wear, the bindings handsome and well preserved. Blanks at the back of each volume a little soiled, otherwise A VERY FINE AND VERY PRETTY SET, VIRTUALLY PRISTINE INTERNALLY. This is an extremely pleasing set bound by Christian Kalthoeber, one of the finest binders of the late 18th century. Like Staggemeier & Welcher, he came to London from Germany in response to the need to produce handsome bindings for the libraries of English gentlemen. He worked for the well-respected Baumgarten and then succeeded him in 1781. He produced many fine bindings, one of which was priced so high--at the staggering sum of 30 guineas--that George III insisted on seeing the volume in person. Although his skills began to erode in the first decade of the 19th century, Kalthoeber "was considered during his day to be the finest binder in the world." (Maggs Catalogue 966) The first volume of the present set contains some 20 odes, elegies, epitaphs, and dramatic poems, while the second volume contains the author's well-known didactic poem "The English Garden," which, according to the preface, was revised specially for this extensively annotated edition. A third volume of miscellaneous works by Mason was issued by the same printer in 1797. Although his own work is of considerable merit, Mason (1724-97) is perhaps best known for his friendship with Thomas Gray. From the time the two were in college, they were devoted friends, and Gray named Mason his literary executor, a position in which he was aided by Horace Walpole. Mason also wrote a biography of Gray and edited his letters. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        "New travels into the interior parts of Africa, by the way of the Cape of Good Hope, in the years 1783, 84 and 85. Translated from the French of Le Vaillant."

      London: G. G. and J. Robinson. 1796. "First edition in English, 3 volumes, 8vo, pp. l, [2], 288; 22 engraved plates (5 folding), engraved folding map (routes hand-colored); title-p. and prelims of vol. I wormed in the fore-margins, never touching the press; complete, with the half-titles, in a very nice modern binding of full speckled tan calf antique, red morocco labels and green morocco numbering pieces on gilt-decorated spines. Originally published as Voyage dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique (1790, 2 vols.). Le Vaillant tended to describe the African people without prejudice. He shared Rousseau's idea of the ""noble savage"" and his condemnation of civilization. A brave experimenter, he allowed a Hottentot medicine man to diagnose him when he fell ill and wrote of the successful treatment and cure. By travelling around southern Africa, observing the wild and reflecting upon himself and mankind, it has been claimed that Le Vaillant was the pioneer of a genre of travel writing while also inventing the idea of a wildlife ""safari"" although he did not use that word of Arabian origin."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        The Law of Tenures; Including the Theory and Practice of Copyholds . . . With An Historical Introduction on the Feudal System . . . by Charles Watkins [etc.]. Fourth Edition

      London: Printed by A. Strahan . . . for J. Butterworth, Fleet-Street, 1796. Contemporary calf, rebacked, the old spine laid down; attractive Written "with great learning and acuteness" in Holdsworth's view, supplying an analysis of the feudal relationship in the land law lacking in Coke and Littleton and to be borrowed by Blackstone; this edition the first to bear Watkin's introduction

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        The gentle shepherd. A pastoral comedy

      Glasgow: printed and sold by Andrew Foulis. 1796. "Tall folio (14½""), pp. [4], 86, 15 (Glossary), [1], 18 (engraved music); engraved frontispiece portrait, 12 engraved aquatints by David Allen; full contemporary tree calf neatly and sympathetically rebacked, red morocco label on spine; minor rubbing, but a nice copy. One of the few illustrated books from the press and one of the last of the Foulis Press imprints, followed only by an edition of Euripides, in Greek, dated 1797, and a book on Roman antiquities possibly printed by Andrew Foulis in 1800. Gaskell 703."

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        Lehrvertrag des Schornsteinfegermeisters Heinrich Christoph Bauermeister, darüber Stadtansicht.

      1796 - Lithographie mit Kalligraphie und handschriftlichem Text, altkoloriert und gesiegelt, datiert Rudolstadt 1796. Ca. 12 x 34 cm (Ansicht mit Bordüre), gesamt 34 x 40 cm. Faltspuren, kleine Fehlstellen an den Knickstellen, vollständig aufgelegt, Siegel gebrochen. Dekorative Urkunde des Schlotfeger-Meisters (Schornsteinfeger) mit einer großen Stadtansicht von Rudolstadt am oberen Blattrand, bekrönt vom Fürstenhut. Der in den ersten vier Zeilen kalligraphisch gestaltete Text beginnt wie folgt: "Von Ihro Römisch Kaiserl: Majestät zu Wien allergnädigst mit confirmirter Meister des Ehrbaren Schlotfeger Handwercks, Ich Heinrich Christoph Bauermeister, Stadt und Land-Schlotfeger in der Fürstl: Schwarzburg: Residenz Rudolstadt zugethanen Mitmeister, bey Unserer Handwercks=Lade, in der Fürstl-Sächsischen Residenz, Craiß, Münz und Berg-Stadt Saalfeld. Hierdurch und Kraft dieser Urkunde.daß Leonhardt Wilhelm Hartmann gebürtig von Rudolstadt ano 1790 bey mir als ein Lehr-Junge." Vorliegende Urkunde ist ein Beleg für ein unrühmliches Detail der Geschichte der Schornsteinfeger, die Kinderarbeit, denn der Junge war erst 1790 in Rudolstadt geboren worden. Kinder wurden wegen Ihrer "körperlichen Qualifikation" bevorzugt als "lebende Besen" eingesetzt. Literarisches Zeugnis dafür legten Mark Twain und Charles Dickens ab. Huckleberry Finn und Oliver Twist sind durch die Kamine hoch gekrochen, klemmten sich mit den Beinen ein und bürsteten kopfüber den Kamin. Faltspuren, kleine Fehlstellen an den Knickstellen, vollständig aufgelegt, Siegel gebrochen. Ca. 12 x 34 cm (Ansicht mit Bordüre), gesamt 34 x 40 cm.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        Karte von Australien oder Polynesien

      Nuremberg, 1796. Handcoloured engraved map, 465 x 655 mm. mounted, framed. A good example of Weigel & Schneider's rare map of Australia, Southeast Asia and the South Pacific (extending to Hawaii), first published in Nuremberg in 1792. This map is updated until 1796 with the inclusion of Rose Hill and Parramatta inserted between the Carmarthen Mountains and Pyramid Hill, it is the first time the River Hawkesbury is shown on a continental map (Tooley). Also shown are the tracks of Abel Tasman (1644) and Captains Cook (1769, 1770, 1771, 1773, 1774, 1779), Furneaux (1773) Wallis (1767), Byron (1765), Marshall (1764), Bouganville (1769) and Shortland (1788) etc. Contemporary notes in ink run along the bottom border in margin.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Mappe-Monde ou Carte Generale de toutes les Parties connues de la Surface du Globe, selon la projection des Cartes reduites ou se trouvent les N.lles decouvertes du Capit. Cook.

      Paris 1796 - Size : 260x417 (mm), 10.25x16.375 (Inches), Hand Colored in Outline

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        A Journey From Prince Of Wale's Fort, in Hudson's Bay, To The Northern Ocean. Undertaken By Order of the Hudson's Bay Company For The Discovery Of Copper Mines, A North West Passage, etc. In The Years 1769, 1770, 1771, & 1772

      Dublin: Printed For P.Byrne And J.Rice, 1796., 1796. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., l, 459, [1]plate list. with half-title. 5 folding engraved maps & plans & 4 folding engraved plates (Plate 2 supplied from another copy). 19th century full red morocco, all edges gilt (bit rubbed with several small surface abrasions). school prize inscription dated 1832. First Dublin Edition of a classic of North American travel. Hearne's journal holds an especially honoured place in the annals of Arctic exploration, and Hearne "will always be remembered as the first white man that ever gazed on the dreary expanse of the Arctic or Frozen Ocean from the northern shores of the Continent of America." (Rich) In 1769, he was sent by the Hudson's Bay Company to find a north-west passage from Hudson's Bay and to investigate Indian reports regarding the existence of copper deposits to the north. Hearne made two false starts, but on his third attempt, accompanied by the Chipewyan guide Matonabbie, he succeeded in crossing the Barren Lands and reached the Coppermine River, which he descended to the Arctic Coast. Hearne also discovered the Great Slave Lake and recorded valuable information regarding the natural history and Indian tribes of the region traversed. Shortly following his return, Hearne submitted his report to the Hudson's Bay Company, who kept it secret for some thirteen years. Its final publication, three years after his death, was due to the celebrated French navigator La Pérouse, who found Hearne's manuscript when he captured Fort Albany, Hudson's Bay, in 1781-82. When Fort Albany was subsequently surrendered to the British, La Pérouse stipulated, as one of the conditions of the surrender, that Hearne's manuscript be printed. Cox II p. 171. Field 677. Sabin 31182. Smith 4284. cfBell H94, cfHill p. 141, cfLande 1220, cfJCB II 3729, cfMorgan p. 180, cfStreeter VI 3652, cfTPL 445 (1st Edn.: London, 1795). Story pp. 351-52. Winsor VIII p. 70.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Soft cover.

      [Bookseller: D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)]
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        The Law of Tenures; Including the Theory and Practice of Copyholds . . . With An Historical Introduction on the Feudal System . . . by Charles Watkins [etc.]. Fourth Edition

      Printed by A. Strahan . . . for J. Butterworth, Fleet-Street, London 1796 - Contemporary calf, rebacked, the old spine laid down; attractive Written "with great learning and acuteness" in Holdsworth's view, supplying an analysis of the feudal relationship in the land law lacking in Coke and Littleton and to be borrowed by Blackstone; this edition the first to bear Watkin's introduction

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth. By the author of Evelina and Cecilia. 5 vols.

      1796 1796 - London: Printed for T. Payne and T. Cadell ., 1796. Thick sm. 8vo. Orig. qtr. sheep over rubbed marbled paper boards (some corners defective; bindings rubbed). First Edition, complete with Dedication to Queen Charlotte, and List of Subscribers. Slightly foxed, and name cut off top corner of some title-pages not affecting the text. Closed tear across pp.103/4 in Vol. 4.

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        PASTORALE RITUALE ROMANO.

      Antverpiae, Architypographia Plantiniana, 1796.** - Relié de l' époque, plein maroquin brun, veau marbré, dos endommagé, dos orné de fil. doré, pièce de titre doré maroquin orange, coupes et coiffes doré, tranches anciennement jaspée, plats de papier marbré, 17,5x24cm, 269pp, illustré avec 1 gravure. Accomodatum, canones et ritus ecclesiasticos qui ad Sacramentorum administrationem, aliaque Pastoralia Officia rite obeunda pertinent complectens. 820 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BOOKSELLER - ERIK TONEN BOOKS]
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        Compendio di astronomia del signor De La Lande. Seconda edizione migliorata ed accresciuta da Vincenzo Chiminello

      Seminario apresso Tommaso Bettinelli, Padova 1796 - 4º mayor, XXVII p., 302 p., 10 láminas plegadas. Pergamino, lomo rotulado. Cierres cordel. Buen ejemplar. Excelente ejemplar, muy bien conservado, de esta segunda edición de la traducción italiana del Compendio de Astronomia, resumen de la obra publicada por el autor en 1764, en dos volúmenes, y en 1771 en tres (y en 1792 revisada y aumentada). Destinada inicialmente tanto a los principiantes como a los profesionales, describía todos los métodos, descubrimientos y observaciones, y contenía las tablas atronómicas más perfectas. Pero dada su gran extensión, el mismo autor decidió facilitar su consulta con la realización del presente compendio, que tuvo un éxito inmediato y se agotó rápidamente. La presente edición italiana cuenta con una breve nota biográfica del autor, y un extenso nuevo prefacio para la nueva impresión.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        Saggi Di Prose E Poesie De' Piu Celebri Scrittori D' Ogni Secolo

      Londra: Per Cooper e Graham. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. 1796-1798. 6 vols. in 3. xii, xv, 368, (8), (4), 235, (5) p.; 382, (6), (4), 243,(5) p.; 240, (4), vii, 231, (33) p. 22 cm. Attractive full leather bindings, re-backed in cloth with original spines reapplied. Some small marks and a little foxing. Some thumbing. A few water-stains at edges. A survey of Italian poetry and prose from the 13th to the 18th centuries.

      [Bookseller: Attic Books]
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        A TREATISE ON THE POLICE OF THE METROPOLIS, EXPLAINING THE VARIOUS CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS WHICH AT PRESENT ARE FELT AS A PRESSURE ON THE COMMUNITY;AND SUGGESTING REMEDIES FOR THEIR PREVENTION

      C Dilly, London 1796 - Second edition, Revised and Enlarged, (same year as first), xviii, contents, 473, xxviii index, half title, instruction to binder, folding page opp page 250, some occasional foxing, contemporary calf, gilt border decoration, spine, rubbed, original red title label A VERY NICE ATTRACTIVE COPY [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Old Hall Bookshop, ABA ILAB PBFA BA]
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        Mezzotint portrait of James Watt engraved by S. W. Reynolds after the painting by C. F. de Breda, showing Watt contemplating a drawing on the steam engine. Image shows minor wear and is trimmed close to margins.340 x 250 mm. Margins slightly extended. Rare

      London: S. W. Reynolds, 1796.

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com]
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        "Miscellaneous works ... with memoirs of his life and writings, composed by himself: illustrated from his letters, with occasional notes and narrative, by John Lord Sheffield."

      London: A. Strahan & T. Cadell. 1796. "First edition, 2 vols., 4to, pp. xxiv, 703; viii, 726, [2]; silhouette frontis portrait of Gibbon; full contemporary tree calf, neatly rebacked, red and black morocco labels on spines; very good and sound. U1 in Vol. I is a cancel, as usual. A supplementary third volume published in 1815 is not present. Rothschild 949; Norton 131."

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        The Pilgrim's Progress

      T. Heptinstall, London 1796 - To which is prefixed the Life of the Author with a key to the allegory and a critique on its beauties. Frontispiece. Embossed covers, leather corners and spine. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        LE TEMPLE DE GNIDE, SUIVI D'ARSACE ET ISMÉNIE

      Paris: P. Didot l'aîné, 1796. ONE OF 100 COPIES n. Hardcover. With Memorable Large-Format Colored Plates, More Modern and Less 18th Century in Sensibility. 330 x 235 mm (13 x 9 1/4"). 2 p.l., 165, [1] pp. ONE OF 100 COPIES. (Original?) gray boards, flat spine, dark gray paper title label, two-thirds of the leaves UNOPENED. Engraved printer's device on title page and SEVEN FINE COLOR-PRINTED ENGRAVINGS AFTER PEYRON BY CHAPUY AND LAVALLÉE, SOME FINISHED BY HAND. Cohen-de Ricci 730; Brunet III, 1860. A couple of very small brown spots and just a hint of soiling as well as minor abrasions to covers, corners somewhat mashed (as expected), isolated trivial foxing to text, but A VERY FINE COPY, clean and bright internally, with vividly colored plates, and in a surprisingly sturdy and generally well-preserved original temporary publisher's binding. This is the fine Levy copy of a limited Large Paper edition of this oft-printed work, in the publisher's temporary boards, unopened and virtually untouched internally. Attractively printed with enormous margins, the text of the first (and by far the most important) work here is a prose-poem on love (supposedly translated from the Greek) by one of the great political philosophers of the Enlightenment, Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755). Although the rather racy piece was popular in its day, it was not regarded as an important work in Montesquieu's oeuvre; modern scholars, however, are more inclined to see it as a philosophical fable. The colophon informs us that this limited edition was printed with a new type cut and cast by Firmin Didot "with such perfection that up to this moment none other can equal it." The dramatic and animated plates are strikingly different from the Eisen engravings in other editions of this work, and are more modern in sensibility than the usual 18th century French engravings. The colophon notes that the plates were broken after the 100 copies of this edition were printed. Our copy was in the outstanding library of American bibliophile Jacques Levy (1905-80) a man of wide-ranging interests who assemebled an eclectic collection over 40 years (his sale, Sotheby's New York, Apr 20, 2012, lot 241).

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        LE TEMPLE DE GNIDE, SUIVI D'ARSACE ET ISMÉNIE

      P. Didot l'aîné, Paris 1796 - With Memorable Large-Format Colored Plates, More Modern and Less 18th Century in Sensibility. 330 x 235 mm (13 x 9 1/4"). 2 p.l., 165, [1] pp. ONE OF 100 COPIES. (Original?) gray boards, flat spine, dark gray paper title label, two-thirds of the leaves UNOPENED. Engraved printer's device on title page and SEVEN FINE COLOR-PRINTED ENGRAVINGS AFTER PEYRON BY CHAPUY AND LAVALLÉE, SOME FINISHED BY HAND. Cohen-de Ricci 730; Brunet III, 1860. A couple of very small brown spots and just a hint of soiling as well as minor abrasions to covers, corners somewhat mashed (as expected), isolated trivial foxing to text, but A VERY FINE COPY, clean and bright internally, with vividly colored plates, and in a surprisingly sturdy and generally well-preserved original temporary publisher's binding. This is the fine Levy copy of a limited Large Paper edition of this oft-printed work, in the publisher's temporary boards, unopened and virtually untouched internally. Attractively printed with enormous margins, the text of the first (and by far the most important) work here is a prose-poem on love (supposedly translated from the Greek) by one of the great political philosophers of the Enlightenment, Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755). Although the rather racy piece was popular in its day, it was not regarded as an important work in Montesquieu's oeuvre; modern scholars, however, are more inclined to see it as a philosophical fable. The colophon informs us that this limited edition was printed with a new type cut and cast by Firmin Didot "with such perfection that up to this moment none other can equal it." The dramatic and animated plates are strikingly different from the Eisen engravings in other editions of this work, and are more modern in sensibility than the usual 18th century French engravings. The colophon notes that the plates were broken after the 100 copies of this edition were printed. Our copy was in the outstanding library of American bibliophile Jacques Levy (1905-80) a man of wide-ranging interests who assemebled an eclectic collection over 40 years (his sale, Sotheby's New York, Apr 20, 2012, lot 241). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Décadas de Tito Livio, prícipe de la historia romana, traducidas al castellano por Fr. Pedro de Vega, del orden de San Gerónimo. Corregidas y aumentadas posteriormente por Arnaldo Byrkman

      - Madrid, Imprenta Real, 1796, 5 vols I: VIII + 480 p. II: 444 p. [incluye: Lista de los señores subscriptores. III: 468 p. IV: 502 p. [incluye: Continúa la lista de los señores suscriptores]. V: 515 p. Todos 21 cm, enc. de época en pasta española con filetes dorados y tejuelo, guardas al agua, marcas de registro en rotulador rojo en portadas, excelente papel, buen estado. (Clasicos latinos. Historia de Roma) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caldeandrín Ediciones]
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        Letters Written during a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark

      Johnson, London 1796 - Brown leather, spine quite worn with no lettering, library stamps and labels, contents very nice. Her last book, published a year before her death. Includes a last page listing all her publications. 262 pages plus appendix and notes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Duttenhofer's Books]
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        The history of the parishes of Whiteford, and Holywell

      [London] : Printed for B. and J. White, Fleet Street 1796 - Physical description; [10],172;[2],185-328p., XXII plates : ill. ; 4to. Subjects; Clwyd (Wales) - History - Early works to 1800. Whiteford, Holywell (Wales) - History & Description. (Flintshire, Wales) - History. Wales - Description and travel. - Early works to 1800. Topographical books, Flintshire. Other names; White, Benjamin approximately 1724-1794 [publisher]. White, J. fl. 1796 [publisher].Includes: History of Holywell parish. Genre; Local histories. Travel Literature - 18th century. Finely bound in modern fine-ribbed cloth-backed boards with a paper label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 2 Kg. 328 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        EXTRACTOS DE LOS TRES TOMOS DE LA HISTORIA DE LA CONJURACION DE LLUIS FELIPE JOSEPH DUQUE DE ORLEANS LLAMADO EGALITÊ. Escritos â principios de 1795. Impresos en Paris 1796.

      107 fol. Enc. en pergamino reciente, lomera rotulada, cierres. Manchas de óxido en las primeras tres hojas y de tinta en el fol. 40. Tinta ligeramente oxidada entre los fol. 65 y 85. Marca de anterior poseedor en el fol. 19. * El autor recoge los hechos más significativos y fechas más relevantes que se encuentran en la obra original, Histoire de la conjuration de L.-P.-J. d'Orléans, surnommé Égalité, de Galart de Montjoie (París, 1796 - , BNF 33999095). A raíz de los sucesos de la Revolución de 1789, el duque de Orleáns, que pretendía sustituir a los Borbones como monarca de una Francia burguesa y democrática, se hizo llamar Felipe Igualdad y fue diputado en la Asamblea. El presente volumen comienza con unas breves pinceladas sobre los ascendientes y la vida privada del duque, continúa con las causas de la conjuración por él promovida y concluye con la muerte de este curioso e influyente personaje, en 1793. Francia. Revolución francesa. Historia. Història d'Europa Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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        The History of America

      London: A. Strahan, and T. Cadell; and E Balfour, Edinburgh,, 1796. The Seventh Edition. [together with;] The History of America. Books IX and X. Containing the History of Virginia, to the Year 1688; and the History of New England, to the Year 1652. 4 volumes octavo (207 × 126 mm). Contemporary tree calf, flat spines, red morocco titling-pieces, green roundel numbering-pieces, spines gilt in compartments with palm and olive branch corner-pieces and central tool of an eight-pointed star roundel, edges sprinkled blue. 4 folding maps by Thomas Kitchin, one folding plate, half-titles present in each. Contemporary ownership inscription of Francis Way to all title pages. A little rubbed on the spines and at the edges, some foxing, but a very nice set in an attractive contemporary binding. First published in 1777, this edition with the first edition of the additional volume containing the previously unpublished early history of British America. "Most highly regarded secondary source of its time" (Howes). Roberston's work "helped establish historical writing as one of the foremost literary genres of Enlightenment Scotland. The dignity of his style brought equal dignity to the subject matter, and in no small measure Robertson's works helped pave the way for the dominance of history that was to follow in the nineteenth century. Although in recent years both Hume and Gibbon have often been considered greater historians in terms of intellectual insight and historical comprehension, Robertson's contemporaries generally had no hesitation about making him their equal, if not superior" (ODNB). Regarded as Robertson's "most interesting, original, and even Romantic work," it was an immediate success, particularly so "on the continent, where it was considered Robertson's masterpiece (in Suard's translation), and went through nine editions between 1777 and 1780."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Jeffery's Edition of the Castle of Otranto, a Gothic Story

      London: printed by Cooper and Graham and sold by the Publisher [Edward Jeffery],, 1796. Translated by William Marshall, Gent. from the Original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto, Canon of the Church of St. Nicholas at Otranto. A New Edition. Octavo (214 × 133 mm). Contemporary green quarter roan, marbled boards. Hand-coloured frontispiece within gilt-rolled border and 6 similar plates. Rubbed, corners worn, some foxing and browning throughout as usual, overall a very good copy. First edition thus, a rather pretty edition which employs copies of the plates first issued by Harding in 1793; "Six plates illustrative of the Castle of Otranto were published by E. & S. Harding in July 1793 to accompany either the Bodoni or the small octavo edition; they were drawn by 'a lady' (Miss Anne Mellicent Clarke) and engraved by Birrell" (Hazen). They are better known from Sivrac's 1795 Italian edition, and these copies are taken from that issue, the letterpress imprint details being, perhaps deliberately, obscured by the gilt borders. The frontispiece, engraved by Thomas Medland from a drawing by Joino, is also from Sivrac's edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE WORKS OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL. D. TO WHICH IS PREFIXED AN ESSAY ON HIS LIFE AND GENIUS (12 VOLUMES)

      Longmen Et Al, London 1796 - New Edition based on the 1792 first edition. Complete in 12 volumes. Leather over clean marbled boards. Front leather protected corners. All covers, hinges and text blocks tight, clean and intact. Slightly faded gilt title & volume numbers on spine. Volume #1, 215 pp and has a portrait frontispiece. ; #2, 438pp; #3,442pp; #4, 446pp; #5, 443; #6, 397pp; #7, 410pp; #8, 416pp; #9, 460pp; #10, 404pp; #11, 389, #12, 450pp and a 92 page index. Spine leather with delicate, superficial cracks not affecting the integrity of the leather. Volume 6 has a tiny nick on the front top leather corner. Rear Section; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 5002 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff]
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        Opere di Niccolò Machiavelli cittadino e segretario fiorentino.

      S. n. 1796 - [Florence], s. n., 1796-1799. 8 vol. in 8 de CLXXXIV-276pp., 452pp., 325pp. (avec erreur de numérotation), 385pp. (avec une planche dépliante hors texte), 419pp., 364pp., 369pp., XIX-323pp., reliures en plein vélin rigide postérieure, probablement du milieu du XIXème siècle, dos à 5 nerfs ornés de fleurons ronds dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin ocre surlignées et soulignées de roulettes dorées et encadrées d'un filet doré, titre et tomaison dorés, frontispice du tome I. orné d'un portrait de l'auteur, un chiffre et une lettre avec parfois 2 ou 3 bâtonnets manuscrits à l'encre noire dans l'angle supérieur externe de chaque contreplat, quelques légères mouillures sur les premiers contreplats de certains volumes sans gravité; les contreplats restant propres, grandes marges, intérieur frais et pur, tranches rouges, bon et bel exemplaire. Cette édition florentine qui reprend celle de Philadelphie (Livourne) contient l'édition originale de ''Commedia in versi senza titolo'' présent dans le tome VII, ainsi que les textes ''Descrizione della peste di Firenze dell'anno 1527'' et ''Capitoli per una bizzarra compagnia''. Nicolas Machiavel naquit à Florence en 1469 dans une famille noble, fils de Bernardo Machiavelli trésorier pontifical et docteur en Droit, et de Bartolomea de' Neri. Très jeune il étudia avec passion les historiens antiques, en particulier Tite-Live. Après la mort de Savonarole, brûlé sur la place de la Seigneurie en 1498, dont il fut un fervent opposant, il fut nommé secrétaire des Dieci, la seconde chancellerie. Il resta 14 ans à ce poste, ayant diverses missions diplomatiques en Italie, en France, et auprès de la cour impériale en Autriche. Durant cette période, il écrivit différents textes, tout d'abord ''Les relations diplomatiques" ainsi que différents rapports: "Rapport sur les choses de l'Allemagne" (1508-1512) et ''Rapports sur les choses de la France" en 1510. En 1503 il fut envoyé comme ambassadeur auprès de Cesare Borgia, il put ainsi assister à la cruauté et à la ruse avec laquelle ce dernier parvenait à se débarrasser de tous ses adversaires, opposants et ennemis. Il se lia d'amitié avec Piero Soderini qui fut nommé gonfalonier de Florence. C'est à cette époque qu'il s’occupa de l'armée florentine, la faisant passer d'un corps de mercenaires à une structure composée de conscrits émanant des citoyens de la ville. En 1512, suite au retour des Médicis au pouvoir, accusé d’avoir participé à la conjuration fomentée par Pier Paolo Boscoli, il fut arreté, torturé et emprisonné. Il se retira dans la campagne Toscane. En 1512, il commença à composer son oeuvre qui est considérée comme la plus importante: ''Discorsi sopra la prima Deca di Tito Livio" publiée posthume à Rome en 1531 par l'éditeur Antonio Blado. Il interrompit l'écriture sur la ''Décade'' pour écrire son oeuvre la plus connue ''Le Prince" qui fut publiée en 1513. A cette date il traduisit l'une des commédies de Térence ''Andria". En 1520 fut représentée son oeuvre théâtrale ''La Mandragola'', écrite en 1518. En 1521 il publia chez l'imprimeur Giunti à Florence ''L'arte della guerra", puis à la demande du Cardinal Jules de Médicis, il rédigea entre 1520 et 1526, les annales diplomatiques de Florence: ''Historie Fiorentine'', publiées par Antonio Blado en 1532. Enfin fut publiée à Florence en 1537 son autre oeuvre théâtrale importante "Clitia". Il fut très lié à Francesco Guicciardini qu'il avait connu à Carpi lorsque ce dernier était alors gouverneur de Modène. Machiavel décéda en 1527. Il fut le premier à élaborer L'Art de l'Etat comme une discipline propre, dotée de principes et de règles pas nécessairement liés à des valeurs éthiques et morales. Avec la lecture et l'étude des anciens, en actualisant les messages, il analyse sur un modèle empirique les passions qui sont à la base de l'action humaine et donc de l'Histoire. Malgré une condamnation de toutes ses oeuvres et une mise à l'index, ces dernières eurent une immense influence à [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Scritti]
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        Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, and Its Influence on Morals and Happiness

      Philadelphia: Printed by Bioren and Madan. 1796. First. First American edition. Two volumes. 12mo. Recent period-style full calf, red spine label, spine gilt. Early owner signature, some modest age-toning to the pages, an attractive, very good set. In cloth chemises and marbled slipcase. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        TRATADO DE LOS USOS ABUSOS PROPIEDADES Y VIRTUDES DEL TABACO CAFÉ TE Y CHOCOLATE

      - Tratado de los usos, abusos, propiedades y virtudes del tabaco, café, te y chocolate; extractado de los mejores autores que han tratado de la materia, a fin de que su uso no perjudique a la salud, antes bien pueda servir de alivio y curación de muchos males.- Madrid, Imprenta Real, 1796; en 8º mayor pasta española de época, 5 h. - 237 pp y vuelta con erratas. Palau nº 133234. Segunda edición. Buen ejemplar.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA SANZ]
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