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        No. 6. The Dram

      Published by J. R. Smith, King Street, Covent Garden, London 1796 - Colour-printed mezzotint. In good condition with the exception of a tear along the plate mark on the bottom right corner. Image size: 19 9/16 x 15 3/4 inches. A touching image of country life by George Morland, one of the most celebrated English genre painters. George Morland was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career, some of England's most cherished paintings. At an early age Morland displayed his artistic genius, he learned to paint at three and exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy at the mere age of ten. He was a prodigious painter, producing more than 4000 paintings during the entirety of his career, and sometimes painting two or three works in a day. His beautiful idealistic scenes were a favorite source of inspiration for contemporary engravers, and as many as 250 separate engravings were done of his paintings during his lifetime. His brother-in-law, William Ward, engraved a great number of his paintings reproducing in print his endearing paintings of English country life. Ward's engravings after Morland are some of the most beautiful prints of the period; they combine fine technical skill and inspired artistic imagination to create enduring images that speak of the taste and beauty of the age. Dawe, G. Morland p. 142.

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        Geographisches statist.-topograph. Lexikon von Baiern, oder vollständige alphabetische Beschreibung aller im Baiernschen Kreis liegenden Städte, Klöster, Dörfer . mit genauer anzeige von deren Ursprung, ehemaligen und jetzigen Besitzern, Lage, Anzahl und Nahrung der Einwohner, Manufakturen, Fabriken . neuen Anstalten vornehmsten Merkwürdigkeiten u.s.w. 3 Bände.,

      Ulm, Stettinische Buchh.,, 1796-1797. - 20,5 x 13 cm. 8 S., 926 Spalten + 2 Bl., 828 Spalten + 1 Bl., 683 Spalten. Mit einer grenzkolorierten Faltkarte. *Anonym erschienenes frühes Ortsverzeichnis von Bayern mit Kurzbeschreibungen der Ortschaften, die größeren Orte und Städte mit ausführlicheren Beschreibungen. Wichtige historische Quelle für die bayerische Landeskunde, da hier bei den Ortschaften zumeist die Anzahl der Häuser und Einwohner genannt sind. - 1802 erschien noch ein kleiner Nachtrag "Zusätze", der hier nicht vorhanden ist. - Die Karte an den Rändern leicht fingerfleckig und im Querfalz hinterlegt. Text sauber, nur gelegentlich mit alten Randnotizen in Bleistift. Die letzten Lagen des dritten Band mit kleinem Wurmgang am unteren Innensteg. Insgesamt ordentlich erhalten. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 Blaue marmorierte Pappbände der Zeit.

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        Gotha und die umliegende Gegend.

      Gotha, Ettingersche Buchhandlung, 1796,. 8vo. Mit 1 gest. Titelvignette (Observatorium), 1 gef. Kupfertafel (Ansicht Gothas von der Nordseite: 16,5 x 24 cm) u. 1 großem, mehrf. gef., gestochenem Stadtplan (43,5 x 49 cm). XXIV, 435 S. Pp. d. Zeit.. Erste Ausgabe. - Einband etw. berieben. Zwischen S. 434 u. 435 sind 2 Bl. zusätzlich doppelt eingebunden. Die Tafeln an den Rändern etw. gebräunt u. abgegriffen, der Plan m. kl. Einriß. Wasserrand oben an Titelbl. u. Stadtvedute. Im Buchblock sauber.

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        Exposition du Systême du Monde

      Paris: Imprimerie du Cercle-Social, L'An IV de la République Française [1796] - "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 First edition, with half-titles, without errata as usual. 2 vols., 8vo. 314, (4); 312, (4) pp. 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. PMM 252 (note) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoria sul principio delle velocità virtuali.

      Cambiagi 1796 - Florence, Cambiagi, 1796. In 4 de 191pp., reliure en plein carton blanc crème du XXème siècle, titre manuscrit à l'encre noire sur la tête du dos, une planche gravée sur cuivre à la fin du volume, deux pages légèrement brunies, grandes marges, bon et bel exemplaire. Vittorio Fossombroni (Arezzo, 1745-1844), mathématicien, économiste, fut Sénateur à Paris, Ministre des affaires étrangères et Premier Ministre du Grand Duché de Toscane en 1814. Unique édition de cet intéressant et important mémoire physico-mathématique. L'auteur publia également un ouvrage estimé et reconnu de science hydraulique: ''Memorie idraulico-storiche sul val di Chiana" (1789). 0.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Law of Nations, Or, Principles of the Law of Nature Applied to the Conduct and Affairs of Nations and Sovereigns : A Work Tending to Display the True Interest of Power

      New York : Printed and sold by S. Campbell 1796 - Octavo. Bound in modern blue cloth. Gilt lettering on spine. Good binding and cover. Dampstain to prelims up to xxxii. Contemporary notation in sepia ink and pencil to chapter beginnings. Note on FEP from 1903 signifying this book was J.C. Boude's book. Clean, unmarked pages. Emer de Vattel was a noted Swiss philosopher and legal theorist. Vattel made important foundational contributions to modern international law and political philosophy. ?To begin with, he applied a strictly interstate perspective in which the law of nations is specifically the law governing relations between States. Vattel recognized the existence of a duality of norms governing the conduct of sovereign States: the norms imposed by natural law and those imposed by the positive law of nations. He also theorized about a law of nations that is both ?liberal and pluralist?, and which is very much in line with the state of European society at the time of the Enlightenment.? Emmanuelle Jouannet, The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law . Vattel?s impact can be seen on the framers of the American constitution. Jefferson notably read and admired Vattel?s work. An important work in legal history. MacDonnell, The Great Jurists of the World 479, 504. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 7187. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [K123a (381), 186c (358)]. Deux Sonates a quatre mains sur un Clavecin ou Pianoforte... Oeuvre 3me... fl 2

      Vienne: Artaria Compag. [PN] 25. [?after 1796]. Oblong folio. Modern plain black wrappers with label titled in manuscript: "Mozart 2 vierhändige Sonaten D-Dur (381) und B-Dur (358)". [i] (title), 4- 37, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. With "à Francfort, chés Gayl & Hedler" overpaste to title; previous owner's signature to upper right corner in ink: "Sophie [?]Benda." Numerous annotations to Primo part including fingerings and corrections in various hands in pencil (including to p. 25: "1 Takt Pause") and red crayon; erasures to p. 9; beam in ink to p. 35. Some foxing, soiling and wear; paper repairs to inner margins of several leaves, most noticeably to outer bifolium; evidence of some plate cracking. . First Edition, third issue. The fourth (rest) measure in the second system on p. 25 is not present in this issue, perhaps a printer's error. Rare. Haberkamp p. 177 (the present copy). Not in Köchel. RISM M6678 (not distinguishing among issues but mentioning a copy owned by Lateiner with the "Gayl & Hedler" overpaste). With 17 re-engraved pages (see Haberkamp for a list of these) and a newly-engraved title without the quasi-baroque imagery of earlier issues. The owner's signature is possibly that of the singer and actress Sophia Carolina Benda (1787-1844), granddaughter of composer Georg Anton (Ji í Antonín) Benda.

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        Sorrows. Sacred to the Memory of Penelope

      London: W.Bulmer and Co., 1796. Folio, stipple engraved frontispiece and engravings in text; a charming copy in half dark green morocco, marbled boards, armorial bookplates for Frances Mary Richardson Currer and Mathew Wilson, contemporary ink ownership signature of 'M R Currer' on half title. From the library of Frances Mary Currer. Attractive copy of this eulogy to the young Penelope Boothby, who died in 1791 despite being treated by Erasmus Darwin, from the collection of the great female book collector Frances Mary Richardson Currer.The Penelope of the title was the daughter of the author, Sir Brooke Boothby of Ashbourne Hall in Derbyshire. Boothby was a prominent figure of Georgian England, a poet, writer and amateur botanist who worked with Erasmus Darwin, among other figures. Young Penelope had had her portrait done by both Jacques-Louis David in Paris and by Sir Joshua Reynolds in London, but fell ill with what appears to have been encephalitis and died in March 1791. The Boothbys commissioned a sculpture by Thomas Banks and a painting by Henry Fuseli to commemorate their daughter, and both artworks are depicted in the engravings which accompany this text, Fuseli's "Apotheosis of Penelope Boothby" the basis for the striking frontispiece. Boothby called this work, a collection of his sonnets, a 'frail monument' to one loved 'not wisely but too well' ('To the reader').The book was at one time in the collection of one of the greatest female book collectors, Frances Mary Richardson Currer (1785-1861), with her bookplate and signature. Currer was born in 1785 in the West Riding of Yorkshire, and was the daughter and sole heir of the Reverend Henry Richardson (1758-1784) who, shortly before his death, took the name of Currer on succeeding to the estates of Sarah Currer. Her mother was Margaret Clive Wilson, the only surviving child and heir of Matthew Wilson of Eshton Hall (whose bookplate is also present in the book). She inherited both estates which put her in possession of a very large and valuable library and she went on to become one of England's earliest female bibliophiles. Currer has an interesting association with the Brontë sisters, as she was a supporter of the Keighley Mechanics' Institution and the new school at Cowan Bridge, attended by the Brontës. It is probable that she was the 'wealthy lady in the West Riding of Yorkshire' who gave £50 in 1821 to help pay the debts of the newly widowed Patrick Brontë (Barker, 105). Charlotte Brontë used her surname for her pseudonym, Currer Bell.

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

      Various places, 1787-1796 - 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.) (SERMONS) 8vo. . Disbound but sewing still intact [Attributes: First Edition]

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        El viagero Universal, o noticia de Mundo Antiguo y Nuevo.

      Madrid, Imprenta de Fermín Villalpando 1796 - Obra esencial de viajes por el mundo de finales del S. XVIII. Obra completa en 43 tomos. Rara en comercio. Hay ventas de volúmenes separados pero rara vez se ofrece completo. La presente edición es la original de Villapando de 1796 salvo los volúmenes tres (también similar en tamaño y encuadernación, con leves diferencias, de Villalpando) de 1795, el veintisiete de 1799 y el treinta y siete, de 1801. En 8º, pasta española, tejuelos y dorados. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Ondarreta]
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        VIAGGI DALLA CHINA ALLA COSTA NORD-OVEST D’AMERICA, FATTI NEGLI ANNI 1788 E 1789 Prima traduzione italiana arricchita di note istoriche-scientifiche di vedute, marine, ritratti, carta geografica, ecc.

      Firenze, a spese di Giovacchino Pagani, 1796. In-16 gr. (mm. 188x130), 4 voll., mz. pelle coeva, fregi e tit. oro al dorso (restaur.), pp. X,264; XV,212; X,238; (4),VIII,276; molto ben illustrati da 22 tavv. inc. in rame f.t. fra cui: una (più volte ripieg.) ?"Carta del Mar Pacifico del Nord che comprende la costa Nord-Est d?'Asia e la costa Nord-Ouest d?'America, riconosciute nel 1778 e 1779 dal Cap. Cook e più particolarmente ancora nel 1788 e 89 dal Capitano Gio. Meares?", 7 portolani, 10 belle vedute (3 ripieg.), ritratti di indigeni, ecc. Vi sono pure contenuti un ?"Vocabolario geografico delle città, isole, ecc. accennate nei viaggi di Meares?" e un ?"Piccolo vocabolario di marina?". "Prima edizione italiana" di questa importante opera del navigatore inglese John Meares (1756 ca.-1809). Oltre ai viaggi dalla Cina all?'America nel 1788 e 1789, che formano la parte più importante dell?'opera, il Capitano Meares descrive anche il viaggio effettuato col vascello "Nootka" da Calcutta alla Costa Nord-Ovest d?'America, negli anni 1786-87?", inclusa l?'esplorazione della regione intorno alla Baia del Principe Guglielmo (Alaska). Quest?'opera, con le sue interessanti illustrazioni e i numerosi documenti storici, è di grande importanza anche per lo studio dei primi commerci di pellicce che ebbero origine lungo la costa del Nord-Ovest e del grave conflitto che scoppiò fra Inglesi e Spagnoli a questo riguardo. Cfr. ?"The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages?",1126 con dettagliata descriz. della prima ediz. inglese del 1790: ?".. This important narrative.., gives a very full account of the Indian nations of Northwest America, describing their villages, languages, manners, and customs. It also contains a separate account of the voyage of the "Iphigenia Nubiana", commanded by Captain William Douglas, which visited the Sandwich Islands as well as Nootka Sound?". Seguìrono quindi una edizione francese (Parigi 1794) e una italiana (Firenze, 1796). La ns. copia manca del ritratto dell?'A. ma contiene 2 tavv. in più rispetto agli esemplari posseduti dalle biblioteche italiane (cfr. ICCU). Pagine ingiallite per la qualità della carta altrimenti ben conservato, con barbe.

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        Compendio militar, escrito segundo a doutrina dos melhores Autores para instrusão dos Discipulos d'Academia Real de Fortificasão, Artilheria, e Dezenho?. Terceira parte @[all published].

      Lisbon, Na Regia Typografia Silviana, 1796. - Engraved military vignette with Portuguese royal arms at center on title-page, engraved headpiece and initial on p. 1; engraved table on p. 53. (4 ll.), xv, 291 pp., (2 ll. contents, 1 l. errata, 4 ll. for notes), 39 folding engraved plates. 4°, contemporary mottled sheep (rubbed), spine richly gilt with raised bands in six compartments, citron leather lettering piece in second compartment from head with gilt short title, text block edges sprinkled red. Text clean and crisp; some plates slightly frayed at outer edges, affecting illustration only on first plate. Overall in very good, almost fine condition. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this handbook on military tactics; the first 2 parts were never published. The engraved plates show ancient weapons (e.g. maces, halberds) and war engines, modern cannon, and military formations and maneuvers. Dias Azedo (1758-1821) rose through the ranks to become Lieutenant-General. He taught for many years at the Academia Real de Fortificação, for whose students he wrote the @Compendio. In this work he used the system of orthography dictated by pronunciation that had been espoused by Verney and Theodoro de Almeida (e.g. @instrusao for @instrucção).---- Innocêncio VI, 160; XVII, 15: does not mention the 7 leaves following p. 291. Almirante p. 236: without collation. Martins de Carvalho I, 128: without mention of the 4 ll. for notes. Not located in NUC. OCLC: 774050514 (Boston Public Library). Porbase locates a single copy, in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Not located in Copac. KVK (44 databases searched) locates only the copy cited by Porbase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Picturesque Tour through Holland, Brabant, and Part of France : Made in the Autumn of 1789 / by Samuel Ireland, Author of the Histories and Picturesque Scenery of the Rivers Thames, Medway, and Avon, and Graphic Illustrations of ... (Truncated)

      London : Printed for T. Egerton, Whitehall; Whites, Fleet-Street; Robson, Hookham & Carpenter, and Faulder, Bond-Street; Leigh and Sotheby, York-Street, Covent-Garden; Payne, Mewsgate; Sewell, Cornhill; and G. Sael, Strand, 1796, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Second EditionFull Book Title: A Picturesque Tour through Holland, Brabant, and Part of France : Made in the Autumn of 1789 / by Samuel Ireland, Author of the Histories and Picturesque Scenery of the Rivers Thames, Medway, and Avon, and Graphic Illustrations of Hogarth. Vol. I & IIVery good copy in the original calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked titling. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Minor, generalized wear to the bands and panel edges. Minor, scattered marginal foxing. Remains uncommonly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Physical desc. : 2 v. : plates, ports. ; 23cm. Each volume with added engraved title page. The second edition, with additions; far less commonly available than the first. An entire new set of copper-plates in aqua-tinta, from drawings made on the spot. Subject: Netherlands - Belgium - France - Description and travel

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        LA DIVINA COMMEDIA DI DANTE ALLIGHIERI

      Parma nel regal Palazzo, co' Tipi Bodoniani, 1796. In-4 gr. (mm. 368x244), 3 voll. in 1, mz. pelle ottocentesca (lievi abras.), fregi e tit. oro al dorso. Vol. I: 6 cc.nn., LII pp., occhietto, 205 pp., 1 c.b., V pp., 1 c. bianca - Vol. II: 2 cc.nn., 207 pp., XIII pp., 1 c. bianca - Vol. III: 2 cc.nn., 207 pp., XXIV pp. Dedicata a Lodovico di Borbone, Principe ereditario di Parma, Piacenza e Guastalla, ec.ec.ec. Con un discorso del March. Gio. Jacopo Dionisi ?"A?' studiosi del divino Poeta?", e in fine di ogni vol. l?'"Aggiunta critica" alle cantiche, del medesimo. Cfr. Brooks,653: ?"Bellissima edizione, sia per il formato sia per il carattere adoperato?". Fresco esemplare marginoso, ben conservato.

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        Neue medicinische-chirurgische Beobachtungen.

      - Berlin, C.F. Himburg, 1796, 8°, Gr. 8°, (16), 546 pp., gestochene Vignette, Pappband der Zeit. ERSTE AUSGABE. Christian Ludwig Mursinna (1744-1823), Sohn eines armen Tuchhändlers aus Stolp in Pommern, aus der Barbierstube hervorgegangen, ohne gelehrte Vorbilder, wurde als Autodidact durch nüchterne Beobachtung, operative Geschicklichkeit und gesunden Menschenverstand nacheinander Professor der Chirurgie, Preußischer Generalchirurg und dirigierender Wundarzt der Charité in Berlin. Durch die Behandlung von Kopfverletzungen, Staroperationen, aber auch als Geburtshelfer, hat sich Mursinna einen geachteten Namen in der Wissenschaft gemacht. Bekannt wurde er durch die Organisation und Vervollkommnung der preußischen Militär-Medizinalverfassung. - Ohne "Putz und Zierde" berichtet unser Autor in 50 Beobachtungen sehr ausführlich über Schädelverletzungen (mit Trepanation), Verletzungen des Gesichtes, des Halses, der Brust, des Bauches und der Gliedmaßen. Auch die wichtigsten inneren Krankheiten der Armee werden behandelt. Die lebhaften Schilderungen und Krankengeschichten geben ein ausgezeichnetes Bild vom Stand der Chirurgie am Ausgang des 18. Jahrhunderts. Tatkraft und Wagemut des Chirurgen, aber auch die schweren Leiden der Verwundeten finden Erwähnung. - Bock-Hasenkopf, Die Kriegschirurgen Preußens II, pp.201-219. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Thoughts on the Prospect of a Regicide Peace; In a Series of Letters

      Printed for J. Owen - 1796. Hardback. 131pp. Pirated edition. Professionally rebound in modern boards. Keywords: Literature - Rare Books - Burke. Not a first edition copy. . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland

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        Chronik von Salzburg. (8 Bände).Erster und Zweiter Theil : XVI-, 491 Seiten. Dritter und Vierter Theil : 456 Seiten. Fünfter und Sechster Theil (2 Bde) : 477 Seiten. Achter Theil : XII-, 587 Seiten. Neunter Theil : 620 Seiten. Zehnter Theil : XXXII-, 720 Seiten. Eilfter Bandes, erster Theil von 1753-1782 : 704 Seiten, eine Tabelle.

      Franz Xaver Duyle 1796 1798 1803 1816 1818 1821 1826, Salzburg, - Marmorierten Deckeln. Rückenetikette mit Autor, Titel und Nummer der Theile. Verzierung. Rote Schnitte. Zwei Etikette beschädigt. Einige Radierspuren und leichte Beschädigungen. Inneres sehr gut. Guter Zustand.

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        Medical Inquiries and Observations Vol IV: Containing an Account of the Bilious remitting and intermitting Yellow Fever as it Appeared in Philadelphia in the year 1794 Together with an Inquiry into the Proximate Cause of Fever; and a Defence of Blood-Letting as a remedy for Certain Diseases

      Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson, 1796. Bound in the original full calf binding with maroon leather label- all in fine condition. Signed on the front free endpaper by L.P. Hammond, a member of the colonial Hammond family and founders of Ellicott City, MD. 258pp.

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        Friedrich Wilhelm II. (Berlin 25. 09. 1744 - 16. 11. 1797 Potsdam). König von Preussen ab 1786 und Markgraf von Brandenburg, Erzkämmerer und Kurfürst des Heiligen Römischen Reiches, im Volk 'Der dicke Lüderjahn' (Bedeutung Taugenichts) genannt. Ganzporträt stehend mit Familie, "Die königliche Familie am Schluß des Jahres 1796",.

      . Radierung n. u. v. Chodowiecki, 1796, 6,7 x 10,1. Bauer 1886; Engelmann 832 (II/III). - Auf dem Bild in der Mitte Friedrich Wilhelm II., links von ihm Kronprinz Friedrich Wilhelm (III.) mit Gemahlin, rechts Prinz Heinrich (Bruder von Friedrich II.), neben ihm Prinzessin Auguste, im Stuhl vorn die Königinwitwe Elisabeth Christine, ganz rechts Königin Friederike, Gemahlin des Monarchen, links unter einem Spiegel, auf einem Tisch, steht die Büste Friedrichs des Großen. - In einem dekorativen, vergoldeten, handgearbeiteten Rahmen um 1900 (verso mit einem Aufkleber der Galerie Bauer, Hannover ). - Sehr schönes Blatt.

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        Blick auf den Vesuv vom Mare Morto bei Neapel (View of Mount Vesuvius from the Mare Morto Near Naples)., Radierung.

      1796/98. 1796 - In der Platte signiert und mit dem Titelt. Prachtvoller, gegensatzreicher Druck mit schmalem Rändchen. Auf Velin. Heller-Andresen 9 V. - Nach zehnjähriger Lehrzeit bei Mechel ging Gmelin ging 1787 nach Rom und ging im Frühling des Jahres nach Neapel, wo er auf Einladung Hackerts begann dessen Veduten zu stechen. Zugleich begann Gmelin selbständig zu arbeiten.- Vereinzelte sorgfältig geschlossene Randeinrisse, teils geringe Knickspuren. Sonst in sehr schöner Erhaltung. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 44,6 x 66 cm (Darstellung). Papier: 51 x 69,5 cm.

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        Tableaux de la Revolution Francaise ou Collection de Gravures

      Paris: 1791-, 1796. Folio, 67 engraved plates, a very good copy in contemporary striking gilt-tooled green straight-grained morocco, spine worn and repaired with some loss to head and tail, hinges split and tender yet holding. Last days of Louis XVI at Versailles. This lavish record of the French Revolution includes a series of 67 fine plates depicting the major events from June 1789 to August 1792.The beautiful historical plates are skilfully engraved by P.G. Berthault from designs by Jean Duplessi-Bertaux, J. L. Prieur, Joseph Swebach and other leading French draftsmen of the late eighteenth century. Plates of interest depict civil unrest on the streets of Paris and the last days of Louis XVI at Versailles. The present offering contains the first 34 fascicles with 67 plates as issued in series (although the last fascicle present here has only one plate). Accordingly, this volume forms the first part of a grand publication exceeding 200 plates. Collation of the total is notoriously difficult owing to the extended printing history of the series and complete sets are uncommon, no doubt because the large number of livraisons were issued over an extended period of time.Although this copy breaks off after the last fascicle present here, it nonetheless represents an important chronological depiction of the turbulent first three years of the Revolution. Furthermore, each of the finely engraved plates is accompanied by descriptive text by Sébastien Roch-Nicolas Chamfort, Claude Fauchet and other writers of the era. A full listing of the plates is available upon request.

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        ASSEMBLÉE COLONIALE DE L'ISLE DE FRANCE. SÉANCE DU 16 BRUMAIRE, AU MATIN, AN 5e [caption title].

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

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        The GROUP; or, An Elegant Representation. Illustrated

      Philadelphia:: Printed for Thomas Stephens, By Lang and Ustick,. 1796.. 4to: [B] - K^2. 7-1/4" x 1st edition thus, i.e., in this format (Evans 30202; Harris, p. 59; Sabin 13695, 28977; Weglin POETRY, 75). NB. Harris records a 1795 edition of 16 pp- we find no other record of this earlier edition. 35, [1 (Errata)].. Bound in period marbled paper-wrapped card stock covers, stitched.. Marbled paper spine perished. Bookseller slips to ffep. Light. offset to t.p. from frontis. Otherwise, a respectable VG - VG+ copy.. A verse satire in support of George Washington's administration and the Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation Between His Britannic Majesty and The United States of America, commonly known as the Jay Treaty after its chief American negotiator, John Jay. Much of the poem is in the form of a dialogue "in which various mechanics and tradesmen, Solon Verges a carpenter [the subject of the frontispiece], Nat Futtock a shipwright, Gobbo Finis a coffin-maker, John Stripe a schoolmaster, with others, are represented as meeting for discussion on topics beyond their reach, respecting politics and the state. The coarse and vulgar material of low Jacobinism, which is not at all disguised in the poem, is occasionally elevated by the polish of the author's verses" (Cyclopaedia of American Literature, 1875). Authorship is usually attributed to William Cliffton, son of a wealthy Quaker, whose ill health allowed him the time for literary pursuits. His works are noted for their "vituperations of the French revolutionists and the party enemies of the writer" [i.e., Jefferson's Democratic-Republicans] (Kettel, Specimens of American Poetry). . Copperplate medallion frontis portrait of S. Verges, C. S. (Capt. Wm. Linnard).

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        Plan van Gend.

      1796 - Gent: P.F. de Goesin, 1796. 205 x 285mm. Trimmed to image, dissected and laid on linen, as issued. Detailed plan of the city with extensive keys. Goethals is not in Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, revised edition.

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        The Lives of the First Twelve Casesars, translated from the Latin.with Annotations and a Review of the Government and Literature of the Different Periods

      G.G. and J. Robinson, London 1796 - First printing of this translation, 1796, the standard edition used through the 19th Century. Tall 8vo, rebound in early 20th Century half dark blue calf, marbled boards, red gilt spine label, raised bands on spine, pp. viii, 622. binding very good, interior nice and bright. While there are many copies in libraries, oddly rare on the marketplace. At the time of this cataloging there is but one other copy of the first printing we could fine, substantially more than double our price.This copy bears the ownership signature of George Wald, Nobel winning scientist in the field of medicine and physiology for his work on retinas and color perception. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Two Letters Addressed to a Member of the Present Parliament, on the Proposals for Peace with the Regicide Directory of France OFFERED WITH.... A Letter from the Rt. Honourable Edmund Burke to His Grace, the Duke of Portland : on the ... (Truncated)

      London : Printed For F. And C. Rivington [1796] And London : Printed For The Editor, And Sold By J. Owen ..., 1797, 0, Paperback, First EditionFull Book Title: Two Letters Addressed to a Member of the Present Parliament, on the Proposals for Peace with the Regicide Directory of France OFFERED WITH.... A Letter from the Rt. Honourable Edmund Burke to His Grace, the Duke of Portland : on the Conduct of the Minority in Parliament : Containing Fifty-Four Articles of Impeachment Against the Rt. Hon. C. J. FoxFrom the library of Charles J. MacGarvey with his bookplate. Both disbound as issued and housed in a specially made clam-shell box. Exceptionally well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. ; 0 pages; Subjects: France--Foreign relations--Great Britain--Early works to 1800 --Great Britain--Politics and government--1789-1820 --Denunciation of French Revolution

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        Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Abate Metastasio, Including Translations of His Principal Letters - [Complete in 3 Volumes]

      London, Printed For G. G. And J. Robinson, 1796, Hardback, First EditionAll edges marble. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and titling. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 0 pages; Description: 3 v. Front. (port. ) 21 cm. Subjects: Metastasio, Pietro, 1698-1782.

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        Fabliaux or Tales, Abridged from French Manuscripts of the XII and XIII Centuries. Selected and Translated Into English Verse, with a Preface and Notes. In 2 volumes bound in 1.

      London, Bulmer and Co, Shakespeare Press, 1796, 1800,. lg. in-8vo, 2 leaves (Titlepage -Sonnet to G.E.) + XXXVII (preface) (+ 1) + 1 leave + 280 p. / Titlepage + 340 p., illustrated with 52 woodengraved vignettes by John Bewick, some mild foxing, a bit more in some places, early 20th -century green h.-morocco over 5 raised bands. Spine with title & gilt filets. Top edge gilt. A fine copy.. First edition. Volume 2: idem.. Selected and Translated into English Verse by Gregory Lewis Way, Esq. With a preface, notes, and appendix by G. Ellis, Esq. With 52 woodcut vignettes in the text by John and Thomas Bewick, Charlton Nesbit, and Luke Clennell.Way's version has first been published between 1796 and 1800 in 2 vols. without notes and preface, while the French original version was first published in 1779. The fine woodcuts accompanying the tales are of the best done by the famous Bewick brothers and among the last works by John Bewick. Large description of a former collegue sticked on the inner first cover.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. xxxviii, 280, 340pp. Uniformly bound in tree calf. The tales were selected and translated by Gregory Lewis Way who added extensive notes commenting on the source and context of these fables. Each fable has a head and tail piece engraved by John Bewick who died during this commision which was then completed by Thomas Bewick. ---"The following work is an attempt at a metrical translation of some French Tales: The original compositions of which this author has given us extracts being 12th and 13th centuries, are consequently anterior to our English historical ballads and metrical romances."- preface. Good condition, some wear to gilt on spine and spine ends. The author-.

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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. 4 vols., 18mo. Engraved portrait after Vivian engraved by Gaucher, and 24 plates after drawings by Lefebvre engraved by Delvaux, Godefroy, Simonet, Thomas, and Trière. 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. Cohen: 388-89 {"charmantes figures par Lefebvre") [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        WALKS IN A FOREST

      London: Printed by J. Davis, for B. and J. White, 1796. Second Edition, corrected and enlarged n. Hardcover. 191 x 127 mm (7 1/2 x 5"). viii, [iv], 123, pp. Second Edition, corrected and enlarged. ELEGANT CONTEMPORARY RED STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, BY CHARLES HERING, SR. (his ticket on verso of front free endpaper), covers with frame of bead and flower roll within thick and thin gilt rules, daisy cornerpieces, scalloped central panel with delicate gilt rule frame inset with garlands at sides and corners, flat spine lavishly gilt in compartments with oval centerpiece surrounded by small circles and many gilt dots, decorative gilt roll to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Vague hints of soiling to covers, endpapers with minor smudges and faint browning, occasional light spots of foxing, leaves a shade less than bright, otherwise an excellent copy internally, the text clean and fresh, and THE LOVELY BINDING IN VERY FINE CONDITION, with bright morocco and gilt, and with virtually no wear. This is a volume of poems describing the scenery and incidents characteristic of Needwood forest during each season of the year, offered here in a wonderfully delicate binding by the esteemed Charles Hering. First published in 1794, "Walks in a Forest" was quite popular, with nine editions issued through 1814. Thomas Gisborne (1758-1846) was a poet, naturalist, and preacher who spent most of his adult life as curate of the church in the rural village of Barton-under-Needwood, where he authored a number of books with an obvious moral thrust. This is not an uncommon work, but it is scarcely found in a binding so handsome or well preserved.

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        ASSEMBLÉE COLONIALE DE L'ISLE DE FRANCE. SÉANCE DU 16 BRUMAIRE, AU MATIN, AN 5e [caption title]

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

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        Count Rumford's Experimental Essays, Political, Economical, and Philosophical.

      Dublin by W.Porter and J.Archer 1796 - Third Dublin (First collected Dublin) edition, 8vo., 3 parts each with separate title, but continuous pagination, (6), 112, (4), (113) - 188, (6), 191 - 299, (1)pp., some light paper ageing and foxing, but sound, each part uncut, stitched as issued. The three parts are - "Essay I. An Account of an Establishment for the Poor at Munich. Together with a Detail of Various Public Measures, connected with that Institution, which have been adopted and carried into Effect for fitting an end to Mendicity." ; "Essay II Of the Fundamental Principles on which General Establishments for the Relief of the Poor may be formed in all countries". ; "Essay III Of Food and particularly of Feeding the Poor."Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count von Rumford (1753 - 1814), a native American born at North Woburn, Massachusetts, and among his contributions to society a pioneer for improving the conditions of the poor. He went to Ireland in the spring of 1796, and whilst in Dublinhe introduced improvements into the hospitals and workhouses.Provenance. Ownership signature at the top of the first page of text "Wm. Smith 1797"Exceedingly rare

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        A 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, Printed by T. Burton. Sold at Mr. De Poggi's Exhibition Room. Mr. W. Faden. Mr. T. Egerton, 1796 - Quarto. (275mm x 225mm). Lightly browned, hygroscopic damp mark at the tail margin of the frontispiece, binding a little cracked after the half-title, prelims consequently loosening, but overall very good in contemporary red full straight-grained morocco by Staggemeier & Walcher, their ticket, oxidized verso of the front free endpaper, green watered silk doublures, somewhat rubbed, a.e.g. Modern bookplate to the front pastedown. Engraved frontispiece of Britannia reclining atop the globe by Thomas Kirk, folding battle plan at the rear. Uncommon, two copies only on COPAC, BL and Cambridge, ten copies on OCLC. An extremely intriguing ?subscriber's issue of a promotional device/guide to the paintings of the Glorious First of June commissioned from Robert Clevely and engraved by "the ingenious Mr. de Poggi". The erratically paginated text consists of the Narrative. itself "derived from the most indisputable authorities", including Appendices of the Officers present, the Orders of Battle of the opposing fleets, and Votes of Thanks; a further Appendix on the French fleet, the Naval Convention and the official French account of the battle; the "brochure" for the two prints - "The Price is Three Guineas - Proofs, Six Guineas - the Pair." - with description; and an impressive Subscribers List, described by the Monthly Review as "A very honourable subscription." Interestingly, the two other copies of this item encountered by this cataloguer were in near identical bindings to this, one with the ticket of just Walcher, the other with Kalthoeber's ticket.

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        Décadas de Tito Livio, Principe de la historia romana

      Imprenta Real 1796 - 5 tomos en antigua pasta holandesa. Traducidas al castellano por Fr. Pedro De Vega, corregidas y aumentadas posteriormente por Arnaldo Byrkman. Tomo I 480 págs. Tomo II 444 págs. Tomo III 468 págs. Tomo IV 502 págs. Tomo V 515 págs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Entrance to the Temple of Amun, Thebes

      - This superb tinted lithograph with hand-coloring is from David Roberts breathtaking book "The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, Nubia". Overall this prints measures 24" x 17". David Roberts (1796-1864) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and at the age of ten began an apprenticeship under house painter and decorator, Gavin Beugo. From there he went on to theater stage painting throughout the United Kingdom and then devoted himself to becoming an artist. In August 1838, Roberts traveled to Egypt with a plan to produce drawings to be later turned into paintings and lithographs. He was one of the first to have been granted the privilege of freely roaming and entering many sacred areas from the extremity of Nubia to the Mediterranean, and his images were therefore the first exposure that Europeans had to such splendid, distant places. His work is meticulously precise and yet splendidly evocative, with a skillful and rigid adherence to the truth of costume, detail and effect. Roberts set off on his great and hazardous expedition in August, 1838. In the next eleven months, he visited cities and sites throughout Egypt, Syria, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and other Near Eastern countries. The result of Roberts's voyage was the three-volume, color-plate book “The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia”. When it was published in England several years after his journey, Roberts's “The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia” drew extraordinary acclaim. His ambitious project gave views of spectacular landscapes and ancient man-made wonders that viewers had never glimpsed, but Roberts did not confine his renderings to architecture and natural terrain alone. Roberts gave equal attention to the costumes and lifestyles of the Near Eastern peoples. In this way these images both instructed and delighted their viewers with superb ethnological descriptions, sweeping panoramic landscapes, and detailed architectural studies. Because of the unparalleled significance of his groundbreaking work, he was honored with the prestigious award of election to the Royal Academy. Overall this print is in very good condition with some light foxing, staining and a few stains to top margin. A few small tears to margins. We will not be knowingly undersold on this work of art.

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        COMPENDIO DE LOS MILAGROS DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DEL PILAR DE ZARAGOZA (1796)

      1796 - IMPRESOR-LUGAR: Reimp: En Zaragoza : en la oficina de Mariano Miedes, 1796 DESCRIPCIÓN FÍSICA: [40], 297 p., [1] en bl., [20] p., [1] h. de grabado que corresponde a una estampa calcográfica de la Virgen del Pilar grabada por "Gonzalez sc.", 4º (210 x 150 mm). Portada monocroma. Notas a pie de página. Palau 87521. ENCUADERNACIÓN: Holandesa con decoración elaborada con motivos vegetales formando figuras geométricas en plano y contraplano. lomo con hierros dorados y letras en dorado, cuatro nervios, cortes decorados. CONSERVACIÓN: Buen ejemplar. Texto limpio, encuadernación algo rozada. Obra cuidada. Apreciada y curiosa obra del canónigo Félix Amada que en 1680 recopiló y llevó a la imprenta las narraciones de los milagros de la Virgen del Pilar, comenzando por la erección de la Basílica del Pilar que ocupa la primera parte de la obra, para dedicar la segunda parte a los continuados milagros de nuestra Señora del Pilar de Zaragoza narrando y detallando 59 de ellos, el último sucedido en un galeón de la Armada Real en Vigo a 28 de enero de 1679 y descrito en la Gazeta de Madrid de 14 de febrero de 1679. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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, &C. IN THE YEARS 1769, 1770, 1771, & 1772

      Printed for P. Byrne & J. Rice. Good+; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced by . 40%. Sale price ends soon!***. 1796. First Dublin Edition. Hardcover. Half black moroccan leather bound cover with marbled boards and 5 raised bands has heavy wear to extremities. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Former ownership crossed out on front paste down. Pages lightly toned but clean and in very good condition. Complete with 9 folding maps and plans. There is a 1.5" tear in the first map. .

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        The Arch Crossing the Ravine

      - 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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        Chapel of the Covent of St. Cathrine on Mount Sinai

      - 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 good condition with some light foxing and a few creases/small tears. Also two darker stains in the right margin.

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