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        Memoirs of the life and writings of the Abate Metastasio. In which are incorporated, translations of his principal letters. In three volumes. Vol. 1 - 3

      . London : Robinson, 1796. - xv, 407, [33] S.; [2], 420, [31] S.; [2], 414, [25] S. HLdr. d. Zt. Kanten leicht beschabt. Bibliotheksdublette mit Stempeln auf Titelbll. Rücken oben gering schadhaft.. Erstausgabe. RISM B VI, 1, S. 192.

      [Bookseller: Musikantiquariat Paul van Kuik]
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        The hundred thoughts of a young lady, . . . . | Cent pensées d'une jeune Anglaise, . . .London, J. Mawman, successor to Mr. Dilly, 1801. 12mo in 8s? (12.5×7.7 cm). With a full-page frontispiece engraved by Veelwaard, dated 1801, and a folding hand-coloured engraved map (15×17 cm). Near contemporary marbled boards.

      WorldCat (1 copy); cf. ESTC (3 issues of 1st edition, 1796-1798). Second London edition, "revised and corrected" of a rare bilingual courtesy and etiquette book giving 100 moral thoughts of a lady, as well as an allegorical description of a young man's journey to the land of Happiness, a sort of utopia. With the English text on the versos and the French on the facing rectos. The young man starts his journey at "Darkness'' and heads for "Happiness'' by way of "The light of Reason'', the "Ocean of Experiences'', "Idle'', "Obstinate'', "Instruction'', "Tedious'', "Cold'', "Dissipation'', "Disappointment" and "Misery''. Stain on F1, long tear along fold in map, fold of L4.5 reinforced. Otherwise in good condition. Binding rubbed and spine faded. A charming little book giving a window into morality and romance ca. 1800.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Sammlung electrischer [elektrischer] Spielwerke für junge Electriker [Elektriker]. Siebente [UND: Achte; UND: Neunte] Lieferung.

      Nürnberg und Altdorf, J. C. Monath und J. F. Kußler 1796, 1799, 1804;. (EA); 3 Teile in 1 Band; ca 18x11 cm; (4) 59 (1) Seiten mit 7 Kupfertafeln, (4) 84 Seiten mit 10 Kupfertafeln, 32 Seiten mit 9 Kupfertafeln; Halbledereinband d. Zt. (Einband bestoßen, Rücken berieben, Name auf Titelblatt [der 7. Lieferung], Kupfertafeln teils knittrig; sonst guter Zustand); (EA);. Insgesamt erschienen 10 Lieferungen. Die neunte und die zehnte Lieferung sind sehr selten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        Oeuvres choisies

      The Compact Edition of Condillacís WorksCONDILLAC, [Etienne Bonnot de]. Oeuvres choisies. Tome premier. Grammaire. Art dí??crire. Dissertation sur líharmonie du style. [Tome second. Art de raisonner. Art de penser. Logique, ou premiers d??velopemens de líart de penser. Trait?? des animaux]. Paris: 1796.Two quarto volumes. [6], 539, [1, blank]; [4], 559, [1, blank] pp. Nine folding engraved plates of diagrams.Contemporary mottled calf. Spines decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments with brown and black morocco gilt lettering labels, board edges decoratively tooled in gilt, edges stained red, marbled endpapers. Small hole (paper flaw) in 492 (pp. 387/388) in Volume I, just touching a few letters, a few minor marginal paper flaws, not affecting text. Occasional minor browning and spotting in Volume II. Early ink annotations on front flyleaf of Volume I. An excellent copy.ìCondillac [1714-1780] entered into intellectual life at just the juncture when...French thought was, with some little affectation, disowning the legacy of Descartes and adopting that of Newton and Locke. In consequence of the junction between physics and the empiricist account of the mind, epistemology and psychology became virtually the same subject in the French Enlightenment. Condillac contributed to the synthesis more decisively than did any other writer. The development of Condillacís thought is recorded in a very coherent way in his main works: Líessai sur líorigine des connaisances humaines (1746); Trait?? des syst??mes (1749); Trait?? des sensations (1754); Trait?? des animaux (1755); La logique (1780); and La langue des calculs, which was left incomplete and published posthumouslyî (D.S.B.).This compact edition of selected works contains Grammaire, Art dí??crire, Dissertation sur líharmonie du style, Art de raisonner, and Art de penser, which had formed part of the Cours díetude. The second volume ends with works not included in the Cours díetude: Logique and Trait?? des animaux, which the anonymous writer of the preface says have been edited with great care, while the orthography adopted in this edition is that of Condillac himself.HBS 66819.$2,500

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        Exceedingly Rare Miniature Silhouettes of President and Mrs. Washington cut from life in 1796 by Martha?s 17-year-old granddaughter, Eleanor Parke Custis

      Pair of silhouettes, each cut from a 3? x 2? black paper and each affixed to an age-toned sheet of white paper:Left profile of President George Washington is separated from the 4? x 4.5? sheet. Vintage caption in an unknown hand at lower edge: ?The General as cut by / Nelly Custis 1796.?Right profile of Mrs. Martha Washington on 4? x 4.75? sheet, left edge of sheet rough. Dampstaining at lower edge of sheet has considerably lightened the vintage caption in an unknown hand at the lower edge (close-up image shown modified by Photoshop to show greater contrast): ?Lady Washington as cut / by Nelly Custis 1796.?President Washington left Philadelphia, the nation?s capital, for Mount Vernon on June 13, 1796, arriving at his home in Virginia on June 20, 1796. He left Mount Vernon on August 17, 1796. Nelly Custis cut these silhouettes at Mount Vernon between June 20th and August 17th.Excerpted from ?Shadows of the Founders: Revolutionary Silhouettes? by Nic

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        LA PETITE CHASSE AU CERF GRAVURE ANCIENNE Eau-forte

      Paris 1796 - GRAVURE ANCIENNE LA PETITE CHASSE AU CERF D'après le tableau de Philips WOUWERMAN (peintre et graveur hollandais, 1619-1668), conservé au musée du Louvre à Paris Eau-forte, gravée par Georges Malbeste (1754-1843, graveur français , élève de Lebas) 15 floréal An IV(1796) (Gravure authentique du XVIIIe siècle) dimension de la feuille : 38 x 27,5 cm environ dimension de la gravure : 29,1 x 23,9 cm environ Etat : deux déchirures dans la partie supérieure de la planche habilement restaurées , belle épreuve

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        LAWS OF NORTH-CAROLINA. AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY, BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF RALEIGH, ON THE SECOND DAY OF NOVEMBER, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-FIVE.[caption title].

      [Edenton, N.C.: Hodge & Wills, 1796]. - 20pp. Folio. Dbd., slightly later paper backstrip. Evenly toned. Outer margin of leaf D2 torn, with a few words affected in the printed side notes on the verso. Good overall. A rare variant printing of the 1795 session laws of North Carolina, this being twenty pages compared with the more common thirty-one-page version. McMurtrie cites each version, but does not define the differences other than page length. "A supplement to Iredell's revision" - McMurtrie. The celebrated "Iredell edition" of the laws of the state of North Carolina was compiled and revised in 1791 by noted jurist James Iredell, who was named a justice of the Supreme Court before he turned forty. Iredell collected in chronological order all the laws then in force in the state, dating back to the early 18th century, and also provided an extensive subject index. This volume provides the laws and amendments to previous laws passed by the state assembly in 1795- 96. Among these are several laws emancipating slaves, including a law entitled: "An Act to emancipate Frank, a person of color." McMURTRIE 224.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        VOYAGE DE DEUX FRANCAIS En Allemagne, Danemarck, Suede, Russie et Pologne, Fait En 1790 - 1792 (5 Volume Set); Vol I; Vol II; Vol III: Vol IV; Vol V

      Paris: Chez Desenne, Imprimeur-Libraire, 1796. First Edition. Hard Cover. near Very Good binding. Five volume set. 1 new spine label on volume V. Volume 1: Dans Le Nord De L'Europe. No pencil or ink markings in text. Boards scratched, scuffed; corners bumped with leather missing at the tips. Some leather missing along side edge of boards. Volume 2: En Allemagne, Danemarck, Suede, Russie Et Pologne, Fait en 1790-1792. SUEDE. No markings in text. Very small loss of leather at top and bottom of spine. Corners bumped with leather missing at tips. Front and rear boards in very good shape. Volume 3: En Allemagne, Danemarck, Suede, Russie Et Pologne, Fait en 1790 -1792. RUSSIE. No markings in text. Some loss of leather at top and bottom of spine. Corners bumped with loss of leather at tips. Chips in leather along the side edge of front board. Rear board scuffed and scratched with some leather rubbed away. Volume 4: En Allemagne, Danemarck, Suede, Russie et Pologne, Fait en 1790 - 1792. RUSSIE. No pencil or ink markings in text. Small loss of leather at top and bottom of spine. Corners bumped with loss of leather at tips. Some rubbing on front board at top with some loss of leather. Volume 5: En Allemagne, Danemarck, Suede, Russie et Pologne, Fait en 1790 - 1792. POLOGNE ET AUTRICHE. No pencil or ink markings in text. Chipped area on rear cover near top corner with piece missing. Rear cover scuffed with some leather missing. Front board scuffed primarily in middle at side edge with leather missing. Corners bumped with leather missing at tips. Digital pictures of the 5 volume set available upon request; NOT Ex-Library. near Very Good binding.

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        Rustic Sympathy

      Published by John Jefferys, London 1796 - Mezzotint. Open lettered proof. A stunning impression of this rare open letter proof of Wheatley's charming picture illustrating the rural life in England. Wheatley was born and trained in London, and in 1769 was one of the first students admitted to the newly founded Royal Academy. Although he initially practiced as a landscape painter, by the mid 1770s he had become a popular painter of small-scale portraits and informal 'conversation-pieces'. From the 1780s onwards, Wheatley turned increasingly to sentimental domestic scenes that were perfectly attuned to the genteel sensibilities of the period. Today he is generally remembered for his Cries of London, which depicted street vendor such as milkmaids, and fruit sellers engaged in their trade on the street sides. This series was a great success, and inspired a myriad of different engravings and copies by celebrated artists such as Johan Zoffany and J. G. Huck. Wheatley's pretty genre paintings of rural and domestic life were a great source of inspiration for contemporary engravers who reproduced his work with industrious vigor. The popularity of these engravings greatly enhanced Wheatley's reputation, and made him one of the most celebrated painters of his day. There is nothing in modern art like the genre paintings and prints of late 18th and early 19th century Great Britain, in which "generic" types illustrate common and uncommon events of, usually, rural life. The Dutch had looked at social life in Holland but in quite a different, frequently critical, way. In the great rural, genre scenes of this period of British art there were no villains depicted, no bizarre events, no crimes or tragedies. The artists sought to evoke warm feelings, a sense of our shared humanity. Since there are not individuals shown in these genre scenes, the body language of the participants needed to be noted with precision, for the whole story is told in the postures, tensions, frowns and furtive glances. Here, a homeless young man, possibly selling a raffle ticket of some kind, stoops submissively at an appropriate distance from two sisters who listen with a mixture of fear and sympathy. Roberts, F. Wheatley, R.A. His Life and Works p.43. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      London: T. Burton, 1796 - A prospectus of sorts for A.C. De Poggi's two engraved scenes, after paintings by Robert Cleveley, of the events of June 1st, 1794, with an account of the battle, a subscribers list and appendices listing English and French officers present. Likely a subscriber's copy, in a beautiful, understated binding by Christian Katlhoeber (who bound at least one other copy of this work) (BINDING, KALTHOEBER) First edition, second issue (with errata printed on verso of title). 4to. Frontispiece portrait (dated 1798), engraved title, engraved plate (foxed) and folding map (closed tear). 91, [1], [93*]- *100, [6], 97-118 pp. Contemporary full red morocco, covers with triple- ruled outer border surrounding inner border of small circles, gilt-stamped fern tool at corners, spine in six compartments with raised bands, a.e.g., by Kalthoeber (his ticket on flyleaf). Foxing to portrait and engraved title, else fine. Previous owners' stamps to ffep. For binding: Spawn & Kinsella 468 & 469; Ramsden, p. 89 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Aristokraternes Catechismus, eller kort og tydelig Anviisning til den aleene saliggjörende politiske Troe. Med et Anhang af aristokratiske Psalmer.

      . Til Troens Bestyrkelse hos de Eenfoldige og de Vantroendes Omvendelse. Kbhvn.: A. Soldins Forlag 1796. 46 + (1) s. Sammen med Domsakten i Sagen imellem höisterets - Advokat Christian Klingberg, som Mandatarius for Studiosus Malte Conrad Bruun, paa den ene Side og Generalfiskal Skibsted og kongens Fogen Assessor Feddersen paa den andes Side. Kbhvn.: A. Soldins Forlag 1796. 49 s. Ubeskaret eksemplar i samtidigt hollanderet kartonnage med lettere brugsspor, ryggen mangler i nederste trediedel. Biblioteksnummer og ejerinitialer skrevet med samtidig hand pa forperm og titelblad. * "..gav her sin samfundssatire og sine voldsomme angreb pa adel og enevaelde en gudsbespottelig form. Satiren fik biskop N. Edinger Balle til at indberette skriftet til kancelliet. Af frygt for konsekvenserne flygtede Bruun". Han blev ved en höjesteretsdom 19 december 1800 landsforvist og rejste til Paris, hvor han blev medstifter af La Societe de geographie og hvor han bl.a. udarbejdede sin store geografi, der sikrede ham international berömmelse. Ved samme lejlighed aendrede han sit navn til Malte - Bruun.<br>Bibl. Dan. IV,526 og III, 1042..

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (Volume III Only)

      London: Printed for A. Strahan, 1796. Early. Leather Bound Leather Bound. Very Good. (Government & Law) SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London: Printed for A. Strahan, 1796. Volume three only [of a three volume set]. Stated Eighth Edition. Octavo, 8.75 x 5.5 inches. Contemporary leather binding with black leather spine label, gilt detailing on spine and edges, blue speckled page edges, 465 pages. Slight toning and foxing to pages. Spine toned with some scuffing and creasing. Joints show some wear. Boards rubbed. Edge wear with chipping and bumping to some corners. Very Good condition overall and considering bookâ&#128;&#153;s age. <br><br> Generally referred to as â&#128;&#156;The Wealth of Nations,â&#128;&#157; this work is considered the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. First published in 1776, the book offers one of the world&#39;s first collected descriptions of what builds nations&#39; wealth and is today a fundamental work in classical economics.

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        Medizinische und chirurgische Bemerkungen über das Klima, die Lebensweise und Krankheiten der Einwohner der hollaendischen Kolonie Rio Essequebo.

      Frankfurt, Jäger, 1796.Sm.8vo. Original boards. XII,320 pp.* First edition. - Rare early work on climate, topography and deseases in the Dutch colony of Essequebo, Guyana. With ample chapters on native's customs. - (Age-browned).Suriname-Catalogus U.B. Amsterdam 5714; Sabin 72571; Muller, America, 567; no copy in Eutiner Landesbibliothek.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE]
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        "Chaussee von München nach Wolfertshausen und Chaussee nach Mittenwald".

      . 2 altkol. Kupferstiche aus Riedl, 1796, 22 x 14 cm.. Die zwei Straßenkarten zeigen u.a. Grünwald, Schäftlarn, Icking, Wolfratshausen, Königsdorf, Benediktbeuern, Kochel, Bichel, Walchen- und Kochelsee. Mit 12 Seiten Text.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        "Chaussee von München über Aichach, Rhain nach Donauwörth".

      . 2 altkol. Kupferstiche aus Riedl, 1796, je 22 x 14 cm.. Die Straßenkarte zeigt u.a. Rain/Lech, Holzheim, Dachau, Schwabhausen. Mit 4 Seiten Text.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Merkwaardige bijzonderheden, inhoudende de nieuwste ontdekkingen in de natuurkunde, natuurlijke historie, land- en volkenkunde, op alle gedeelten van den aardbol.Amsterdam, Ten Brink and De Vries, 1825-1827. 4 volumes. 8vo. With 4 engraved title-pages, each with one of two aquatint views, plus 10 aquatint views on 8 plates, all by H.W. Hoogkamp. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Saalmink, p. 1796; cf. Borba de Moraes, p. 819 (other works by Sommer); for the author: ADB XXXIV, pp. 605-606. First Dutch adaptation of Sommer's Taschenbuch zur Verbreitung geographischer Kenntnisse, originally published in 26 volumes from 1823 to 1848. It includes chapters on Arabia, Persia, Uzbekistan, Paraguay, Brazil, Egypt, Fezzan (in present-day Libya), the Philippines, Europe, etc., mainly extracted from travel accounts. The second volume includes a description of Arago's voyage around the world, illustrated with a view of Rio de Janeiro's Church of Nossa Senhora da Gloria and a plate of a gaucho hunting a tiger. The plates further include views of London, a view of an Eskimo grave, Baffin Bay (Greenland), Niagara Falls and Khiva (Uzbekistan).Each volume with library stamps on flyleaf and title-page. Some light stains, bindings show light wear, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Costumes des Membres des Deux Conseils

      1796 - Album complet de 10 gravures en couleur des costumes juridiques de l'époque Révolutionnaire. Excellent état de l'ouvrage, seulement un léger défaut de régularité des planches. Excellent état de la jaquette. Format 18,5 x 25cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Signer Dr. Benjamin Rush?s twice signed bill for medicine and house calls to a young lady in Philadelphia

      Autograph Document Signed ?Benjn Rush? twice, one page, 6.25? x 4?. [Philadelphia], 1796-1797. On laid paper. Strengthened at upper edge on verso at folds. Fine condition.In full, ?1796 Miss Betsy Cadwallider Dr to / Benjn Rush / Novr 1797 January February} medicines, and / attendance to herself. £11:5:0 / June 7th 1797 Recd in full / Benjn Rush.?Dr. Rush?s bill and payment receipt, each signed on same sheet, to Miss Betsy Cadwallider for medicines and house calls in November 1796 and January and February 1797. Paid in full on June 7, 1797.Benjamin Rush was graduated from Princeton University in 1760 at the age of 14 and, in 1768, received his medical degree from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He practiced medicine in Philadelphia from 1769 and served as professor of chemistry and medicine at the College of Philadelphia. As a member of the Continental Congress in 1776 and 1777, he signed the Declaration of Independence. Dr. Rush entered the Revolutio

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        Anatomie du cheval. Ostéologie et myologie . . .Paris, Mme. Huzard; Lyon, the author, 1825. Large folio (51×34 cm). With a small woodcut crowned coat of arms of The Dauphin on the title-page, a lithographed "frontispiece" and 17 numbered anatomical plates lithographed by H. Brunet and printed by Durand & Perrin, many with multiple illustrations on 1 plate. Most anatomical plates with the muscles hand-coloured and subtly shaded in pink. 20th-century dark half brown sheepskin, marbled sides.

      Huth, p. 103; Menessier de La Lance II, p. 414; Nissen, ZBI 3380. First edition of a rare anatomical plate book with fine lithographed plates illustrating the proportions, bones and muscles of all parts of the horse. The muscles in the anatomical plates are subtly coloured and shaded in pink. The book was written by the French painter Jean Claude Reverchon (1796-1851), who taught art at the veterinary college in Lyon from 1839 to 1836.Mennessier de la Lance notes that some copies have the plates in black and white, while some have them coloured. Our copy matches the collation given by Mennessier de la Lance and Nissen, with (as usual) no descriptive text for plate 9 (showing only the horse's skeleton, from front and back) and without plate 18, printed by Lefevre without accompanying descriptive text, noted in a few copies by KVK/WorldCat.The edition therefore includes 19 letterpress leaves, all printed on one side only: title-page, avant-propos, explanatory text for the frontispiece and explanatory text for plates 1-8 and 10-17. The book has been treated for mildew, leaving some spotting, marginal soiling and one plate wrinkled. Pictorial horse book in good condition with stunning anatomical plates.

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        Andre og tredje årgang.

      U. st. (Trondheim). 1796-1797. 4to. Samtidig stivt kartonasjebind. Upaginert.. Proveniens : Hroar Olsen - med hans ex libris. Jonas Skougaard - med hans kollasjonering i begge bind. Noe slitt i ryggene. Redaktøren var Matthias Conrad Peterson

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        DEL ORIGEN Y REGLAS DE LA MUSICA (TOMO 2)

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1796. Tomo 2. 20X12. 255Pag+17 Bellas Laminas. Contiene la historia de sus progresos,decadencia y restauracion de la Musica. Escrita por Abate Don Antonio Eximeno. Trad. de Francisco Antonio Gutierrez. Rarissimo ejemplar. Ref 1.6 Biblioteca A

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        Collezione di tavole monetarie di tutte le monete nobili che servono attualmente al commercio, coniate nelle principali zecche dell'Europa, dell'Asia, e della Barbaria con il loro titolo, peso, e valore relativialle respettive loro zecche.

      Venezia 1796. Half-leather 143 S. Guter Zustand/ Good, Non che il loro ragguaglio col peggio, peso, e valore relativamente alli metodi della zecca Veneta su la base delli saggi praticati nell'anno 1790 e rinovati nei due anni precedenti 1794, 1795. 72 engraved plates. Backstrip damaged, bumped corners, cover soiled, hinges splitted.. *** Wenn Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns bestellen, liefern wir innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei ***

      [Bookseller: Wissenschaftliches Antiquariat Thomas Ha]
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        A superlative one page exhibitable ALS as President! A year after Washington was unable to convince his close friend Edward Carrington to be a commissioner planning the Federal City which bore his name, he regrets not receiving his recommendation for Surveyor General before he offered it to General Rufus Putnam. President Washington shows his disdain for the British practice of nepotism and cronyism choosing to bolster the new country with people chosen by merit: <I>"As it has always been my aim to fill Offices with the most suitable characters I could obtain..."</I>

      Autograph Letter Signed "G Washington" as President, one page, 7.25" x 9". Mount Vernon, October 17, 1796. With integral leaf addressed by President Washington to "Colo. Edwd. Carrington/Richmond" franked by Washington at lower left "President/U.S." Manuscript postal markings in unknown hand at top of the address leaf, "Alex 17 Octr" and "Free," indicate it was posted at Alexandria, Virginia, the day it was written. Not published in "The Writings of George Washington," edited by John C. Fitzpatrick, prepared under the direction of the U.S. George Washington Bicentennial Commission in 39 volumes and published by authority of Congress, 1931-1944.Virginian Edward Carrington managed a plantation and ran his family's estate. Commissioned Lieutenant Colonel of Artillery in 1776, he served as Quartermaster General on the staff of General Nathaniel Greene. In 1781, Carrington commanded the Artillery at the Battle of Hobkirks Hill and at Yorktown. He served

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        A Select Collection of Views and Ruins in Rome, and Its Vicinity; Executed from Drawings Made Upon the Spot in the Year 1791

      London: R. Edwards. W. Lewis, printer. J. Hearne (frontis), 1796-8. First Edition. Half Calf. Fine. Spectacular, and scarce, color plate collection of Roman ruins as they appeared in the late eighteenth century. 62 hand-colored plates in all. Folio sized, large paper edition, measuring 40 by 34 cm, 15.5 by 13 inches. The pictures, both of familiar and less familiar ruins in and around Rome, capture the overgrowth through the cracks and faults of the ruins; the overall effect is to capture the bucolic , poetic beauty of these landmarks. Often a few people are milling about by the ruins to provide a sense of scale. When the ruin is located in a more urban area, one discerns how the living city of Rome was built integrating the ruins, and one has a great snapshot of Rome as it was then. Occasional light finger smudges in the margins. A corner dampstain on rear blank, with very minor bleeding into two or three leaves in front of it. Otherwise, plates and text are clean and might almost be considered pristine.

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        Uebersicht der Ursachen und des Fortganges der Französischen Revolution. Aus dem nglischen übersetzt. In zwey Bänden.

      Leipzig, Johann benjamin Georg Fleischer, 1796.. VIII S., 2 Bl., 384, VIII, 454 S. Pbde. der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel; dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Augenzeugenbericht des britischen Arztes und Schriftstellers John Moore (1729 - 1802). Moore reiste 1792 in Begleitung des Earl of Lauderdale nach Paris und erlebte hier kurz nach seiner Ankunft den Sturm auf die Tuilerien und die Gefangennahme des französischen Königs Louis XVI. Seine Eindrücke veröffentlichte moore erstmalig 1793 als "Journal during a Residence in France".. Buchrücken oberflächlich etwas berieben. Sonst aber tadelloses, frisches Exemplar; Seiten frisch und fleckenfrei. Schon die englische Originalausgabe (A View of the Causes and Progress of the French Revolution) ist sehr selten und gesucht; in der deutschen Ãœbersetzung als vollstänige zweibändige Ausgabe sonst nicht erhältlich. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Important Samuel Adams archive of three items concerning lawlessness in Massachusetts and in the wake of the Constitutional tests required by the suppression of the Whiskey Rebellion

      Document signed "Samuel Adams" plus two testimonies signed by the secretary John Avery, 7 pages total, 12.625" x 7.75", dated February 29, 1796, in a red half-morocco clamshell box. Samuel Adams served four terms as governor of Massachusetts and as leader of his state's Jeffersonian Republicans, but he strayed from his party by supporting the suppression of the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794. The present document was written one year before his retirement, and his signature shows signs of the tremor that made him, in the last decade of his life, unable to write.Lawlessness had again reared up in Massachusetts when Ephraim Ballard was, while surveying the boundaries between the state's land, the Plymouth claim, and the Waldo patent in Lincoln County [now Maine], attacked and insulted. Testimonies to this incident are provided by Ballard, and by member of the Jones family in a separate affidavit. The local magistrates had so far neglected to redress this injustice.These

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        Signed three times! Over 60 words in his hand as Noah Webster sells land to a cordwainer (look it up in a dictionary)

      Manuscript Document Signed ?Noah Webster? with sixty-word Autograph Document Signed ?Noah Webster? twice on verso of last page, three pages, 9? x 14.5?. [New York City], February 2, 1796. Also signed ?John Peshine,? and as witnesses ?Ezekiel Robins? and ?James M. Hughes.? On watermarked laid paper. Scalloped at top edge. Fine condition.In part, ?Articles of Agreement ... Between Noah Webster of the City of New York Esquire of the one part and John Peshine of said City Cordwainer [shoemaker] of the other part as follows to wit The said Noah Webster in consideration of the sum of fifteen hundred and fifty pounds Current Money of New York to be paid to him ... That the said Noah Webster together with his wife will ... Convey by a good and sufficient Deed unto the said John Peshine and his Heirs and assigns for-ever in fee simple clear of all Incumbrance whatsoever exception a Mortgage bearing date the fourteenth of November 1795 executed by him the said

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        Grundsätze Des Deutschen Peinlichen Rechts - Zwey Theile (2 Bde.).

      Würzburg, Riennerischen Buchhandlung, 1796. 8°, Fronti. (Portrait des Autors), 3 Bl., 846 S.; 2 Bl., 703 S., 92 S. (Zusätze u. Bemerkungen). 2 Bl. Verlagswerbung, HLdr. d. Zeit, goldgepr. Rücken., Berieben, etwas stockfleckig Preis in CHF: 495. "Sechste mit sechs Bogen vermehrte und von Fehlern gereinige Auflage." - Johann Christian Edler von Quistorp (1737 -1795), Juraprofessor in Rostock, zweimaliger Rektor der Universität Bützow und mecklenburgischer Strafrechtsgelehrter.

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        La Parte Occidentale del Regno di Boemia delineato Sulle Ultime osservazioni.

      1796 - Rome, 1794. Coloured. Two sheets, each c.490 x 360mm. Two-sheet map of Bohemia, each sheet with a decorative title cartouche. Published in Cassini's 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', which was not a success, so his maps are uncommon.

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        Villa Maecenas, "Halle im obern Stocke der Villa des Maecenas zu Tivoli".

      . Kupferstich v. u. n. W. F. Gmelin b. I. F. Frauenholz, dat. 1796, 38,2 x 55,1. An. - He. 16. - "nach der Natur gezeichnet .... und gestochen von W. F. Gmelin in Rom, 1796". Unten rechts in der Platte der Blindstempel "F" : "zu finden bey I. F. Frauenholz zu Nürnberg". Knapp bis an die Plattenkante beschnitten, kleine Ecke unten links hinterlegt. - Schöner, kontrastreicher Druck, der die Schatten und "hell - dunkel" Partien in allen Nuancen zeichnet.

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        TA., Alter Markt mit Nikolaikirche, im Vordergrund der Obelisk, "Ansicht der St. Nicolai Kirche in Potsdam vor dem Brande".

      . altkol. Umrißkupferstich v. ( Joh. Friedr. Nagel), 1796, 17,5 x 27,2. Nicht bei Giersberg/Schendel, Berndt, Märkische Ansichten sowie Drescher/Kroll. - Aus der Serie: "Sammlung aller schönen und merckwürdigen Parthien in sämtlichen Preussischen Staaten für seine Majestät den König, 1788".

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        Kst.- Karte, v. P. Schmidt n. D.F. Sotzmann aus "Atlas von Nordamerika " bei Carl Ernst Bohn in Hamburg, "New Hampshire".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, dat. 1796, 67 x 45 /H). Extremly rare map !! - Oben links eine Insetkarte der Grafschaft "Grafton", darunter der Titel, Meilenanzeiger und Erklärungen. - Die Karte stammt aus dem "Atlas von Nordamerika", hrsg. von Ebeling / Sotzmann, der 10 Karten von den Staaten der USA enthält. - Angerändert. Alte Faltstellen wurden geglättet.

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        Essais en vers et en prose

      Paris: Didot l'aîné, 1796 - First edition, containing the first authorized appearance in book form of "La Marseillaise." The famous poem by Rouget de Lisle (1760-1836) appears at pp. 57-59 as "Le Chant des Combats, vulgairement L'Hyme des Marseillois. Aux Mânes de Sylvain Bailly. Premier Maire de Paris." La Marseillaise, now the French national anthem, and recognized worldwide as the quintessential call to revolution, "was originally written by a royalist officer as a patriotic song in support of the then French royal government which had declared war on April 20, 1792, against the Emperor Francis of Austria and King William II of Prussia. Subsequently, volunteers from Marseilles heard the song and joined in the storming in the Tuileries on Aug. 10, 1792. The song was thereafter quickly reprinted a great many times, usually under the title Marches des Marseillais or variant thereof" (Fuld). "La Marseillaise est un hymne d'éveil et de résistance qui a valu pour les résistances qui ont suivi, qui vaut pour celles que nécessite notre temps, et qui vaudra pour les résistances futures." - Edgar Morin Fuld notes that the earliest printings of the famous anthem appeared either in broadside form or in periodicals, and all are extremely rare; this printing, its first appearance in a book, was officially authorized by the author and is highly desirable. The copy, in a Simier binding, is particularly so: tipped-in is an Autograph Note signed by Rouget de Lisle, authorizing the payment of a debt "au citoyen de Buehr" (?), dated "le cinq thermidor, l'an 6" (i.e., July 24, 1797) First edition. 8vo. [iv], 157, [1] + 5 pp engraved music. Full crimson morocco, raised bands, gilt spine, marbled endpapers, gilt turn-ins, a.e.g., by Simier. Upper joint a little rubbed, else fine. James Fuld, World-Famous Music, p. 354; Constant Pierre, Les Hymnes et Chansons de la Revolution (Paris, 1904), p. 223 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MODO Y FORMA DE INSTRUIR Y SUBTANCIAR LAS CAUSAS CRIMINALES

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1796. Pasta espanola. 131p. 20x15. Obra que tuvo mucha repercusion con varias ediciones. Ref 8.2 Biblioteca A.

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        Shakespeare. Second Part of King Henry the Sixth. Act I, Scene IV. Mother Jourdain, Hume, Southwell, Bolingbroke & Eleanor

      John & Josiah Boydell, London 1796 - A very fine copy of one of the greatest images from Boydell's magnum opus, illustrating the works of England's greatest dramatist. "This is Shakespeare on a grand scale, the Shakespeare of titanic emotion, of compelling gesture and vivid gaze. the greatest of the engravings. are by any standard powerful works with an inescapable emotional force behind them. They speak directly to us." (A.E.Santaniello. The Boydell Shakespeare Prints New York, 1979). Opie, a Cornish-born painter of great natural talent, was first brought to wide public attention by William Walcot ('Peter Pindar') and worked for a while in partnership with him. However, by the time the original for the present work was painted he was established in his own right and 'he was largely employed in painting pictures for the important illustrated works of the day. For Boydell's Shakespeare (1786-9) he painted Arthur supplicating Hubert, Juliet on her Bed surrounded by the Capulets, Antigonus sworn to destroy Perdita' (DNB), and this famous scene from Henry the Sixth, part Two, "The Conjuration". In 1786, the printseller John Boydell (1719-1804) 'embarked upon the most important enterprise of his life, viz. the publication, by subscription, of a series of prints illustrative of [the works of] Shakespeare, after pictures painted expressly for the work by English artists. For this purpose he gave commissions to all the most celebrated painters of this country for pictures, and built a gallery in Pall Mall for their exhibition. The execution of this project extended over several years. In 1789 the Shakespeare Gallery contained thirty-four pictures, in 1791 sixty-five, in 1802 one hundred and sixty-two, of which eighty-four were of large size. The total number of works executed was 170, three of which were pieces of sculpture, and the artists employed were thirty-three painters and two sculptors, Thomas Banks and the Hon. Mrs. Damer. It appears from the preface to the catalogue of 1789, and from other recorded statements of Boydell, that he wished to do for English painting what he had done for English engraving, to make it respected by foreigners.' ( DNB ). Cf. Santaniello, The Boydell Shakespeare Prints ; Dictionary of National Biography. Stipple engraving, by C.G. Playter, finished by R. Thew.

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        L'Impero della Russia in Europa. [&] La Parte Occidentale della Russia Asiatica. [&] Il Governo di Arcangelo nell' Impero della Russia.

      1796 - Rome, 1795-6. Original outline colour. Three sheets, each 355 by 480mm. A small hole through each plate. The maps of Russia, published in the rare atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', each with a decorative title cartouche. Cassini attempted to rival Zatta but failed, so few copies of his atlas were printed.

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        Selbstbildnis mit Hut, nach links, die Radierung "Les Grandes Vaches" in Händen haltend, auf dem Tisch die Büste eines der Söhne des Laokoon.

      1796. Radierung, Kaltnadel und Roulette, 1796, auf aufgewalztem China. Darstellungsgröße 28,8:23,1 cm, Plattengröße 38:29,7 cm. Literatur: Nagler, Bd. 2, p. 10; Le Blanc 20, III ; Perez 102, VI (von VIII). Auf den frühen Zuständen befindet sich auf dem Blatt, das der Künstler in Händen hält, das Bildnis seiner Ehefrau, das er dann durch eine pastorale Hirtenszene ersetzte. Die hier vorliegende Radierung gilt als die bekannteste Boissieus..

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        The Gamester... The Story of Poor Tricket the Gamester

      London and Bath: J. Marshall, R. White, S. Hazard, 1796. Octavo chapbook, 16 pp., with a woodcut on the title; a very good copy stitched as issued. The cautionary tale. A rare transportation chapbook in particularly good condition. This moral tale shows how a life of gambling and dissipation ends in transportation: &#39;The fear of death at first made even Botany Bay appear a deliverance, but when he was to depart thither, bitter indeed, was the affliction of his faithful wife&hellip;&#39; One of the so-called "Cheap Repository" of moral tales, a series begun by Hannah More in March 1795. More contributed some fifty tales in all, but many others were written by friends and colleagues from her circle. Although some titles had overtly political overtones, most were simpler morality tales, encouraging sobriety and piety. As Susan Pedersen has pointed out, the tales were issued to combat the more lurid fare traditionally sold by hawkers (see, for example, catalogue no. XXXX). In The Gamester, &#39;Gambling leads to poverty, family tragedy, crime and death, and the author of "The story of Poor Tricket, The Gamester" moralizes, "Let every reader lay to heart the dreadful consequences of gambling; for, by first bringing a man to want, it will harden his heart even against his most beloved wife and children&hellip;&#39; (Susan Pedersen, &#39;Hannah More Meets Simple Simon: Tracts, Chapbooks, and Popular Culture in Late Eighteenth-Century England,&#39; The Journal of British Studies, January, 1986). This particular tale is unusual in having the protagonist transported: most ne&#39;er-do-wells in the Moral Repository universe end in prison or on the gallows, although they are occasionally struck down by lightning. Eighteenth-century accounts of transportation to Botany Bay printed in such an ephemeral form are particularly elusive.

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        The Gamester. The Story of Poor Tricket the Gamester.

      J. Marshall, R. White, S. Hazard, London and Bath 1796 - Octavo chapbook, 16 pp., with a woodcut on the title; a very good copy stitched as issued. The cautionary tale. A rare transportation chapbook in particularly good condition. This moral tale shows how a life of gambling and dissipation ends in transportation: 'The fear of death at first made even Botany Bay appear a deliverance, but when he was to depart thither, bitter indeed, was the affliction of his faithful wife?' One of the so-called "Cheap Repository" of moral tales, a series begun by Hannah More in March 1795. More contributed some fifty tales in all, but many others were written by friends and colleagues from her circle. Although some titles had overtly political overtones, most were simpler morality tales, encouraging sobriety and piety. As Susan Pedersen has pointed out, the tales were issued to combat the more lurid fare traditionally sold by hawkers (see, for example, catalogue no. XXXX). In The Gamester, 'Gambling leads to poverty, family tragedy, crime and death, and the author of "The story of Poor Tricket, The Gamester" moralizes, "Let every reader lay to heart the dreadful consequences of gambling; for, by first bringing a man to want, it will harden his heart even against his most beloved wife and children?' (Susan Pedersen, 'Hannah More Meets Simple Simon: Tracts, Chapbooks, and Popular Culture in Late Eighteenth-Century England,' The Journal of British Studies, January, 1986). This particular tale is unusual in having the protagonist transported: most ne'er-do-wells in the Moral Repository universe end in prison or on the gallows, although they are occasionally struck down by lightning. Eighteenth-century accounts of transportation to Botany Bay printed in such an ephemeral form are particularly elusive. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Gamester... The Story of Poor Tricket the Gamester

      London and Bath: J. Marshall, 1796. Octavo chapbook, 16 pp., with a woodcut on the title; a very good copy, disbound. A cautionary tale. A very rare transportation chapbook in particularly good condition. Eighteenth-century accounts of transportation to Botany Bay printed in such an ephemeral form are particularly elusive. Chapbooks were printed on cheap paper and sold at less than a penny each by chapmen or peddlers. Often illustrated with a crude woodcut on the title-page, they frequently had a moralising tone, as with this tale of a life of gaming and crime and subsequent transportation to Botany Bay. This work was issued by the Cheap Repository of Moral and Religious Tracts, which began publication in March 1795. Initiated by the zeal of Hannah More and Horace Walpole, the works were designed to be distributed among the poor and worthy. More&#39;s idea in publishing the works was, in large part, to combat the explosion in popular chapbooks of a less wholesome tone. Although all works in the series are now more famous for their reputedly anti-Jacobin stance, taken together they are evidently more concerned with more traditional vices like gambling and drinking (Susan Pedersen, "Hannah More meets Simple Simon", Journal of British Studies, 1986). It was later collected in the Cheap Repository Shorter Tracts of 1798. No author has ever been ascribed.

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        A Voyage to New South Wales ; with a Description of the Country; The Manners, Customs, Religion, &c. of the Natives, in the Vicinity of Botany Bay. By George Barrington, now Superintendent of the Convicts at Paramatta [sic]

      Philadelphia: Printed by Thomas Dobson, 1796. Duodecimo, with 2-pp. publisher&#39;s advertisements; the text embrowned and some scattered staining but a very good unsophisticated copy, with the half-title, in original American mottled sheep, unlettered spine ruled in gilt; front hinge starting, head of spine restored. The rare American Barrington. Only the second work on Australia to be published in America. This first American edition of Barrington&#39;s Voyage, in appealing and characteristic contemporary condition, is very rare; two copies are recorded at the State Library of New South Wales (Mitchell and Dixson), while the National Library has Ferguson&#39;s copy and a fourth is to be found at Monash University. It is ironic that an essentially fraudulent work should prove to be a fundamental source for eighteenth-century American knowledge of the new settlement at Port Jackson. Eighteenth-century American voyage publications are generally acknowledged as rare: this is particularly interesting as one of only two accounts of New South Wales printed in the United States by 1800. The Philadelphia Barrington was preceded only by the exceptionally rare 1789 New York edition of Tench, of which only two copies are known, at the Mitchell and the National Library.

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        Man As He Is: A Novel in Four Volumes

      London: Printed for William Lane, 1796. 2nd Edition. Cloth Bound. Ex-Library/No Jacket. 4 vols. vi, 252, 210, 242, 240 p. 16 cm. Second edition. Rebound in navy cloth. Discreet library markings from Harvard University Library. Harvard crest on spine. Donation bookplate stamped released, with original spine labels. Vol. 2: small hole p. 149, tear in edge of p. 155, 169. Minor spots. Bage&#39;s novels may not interest strongly by their plot, but there is a distinct originality about them. They were chiefly intended to inculcate certain political and philosophical opinions. He was deeply impressed by the French revolution, and the effects of the new principles are clearly traceable in his works. Considered altogether apart from their moral and social bearings, the novels of Bage display an unquestionable power in drawing and developing character, while their style is always entertaining and frequently incisive. This title is considered his best work.

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        Hinter einem Windschutz aus Schilf lagernde Ziege und zwei Schafe.

      . Pinsel in Braun, mit Deckweiß gehöht, mit doppelter schwarzer Tuschlinie umrandet, auf Bütten, rechts unten monogrammiert "B.P.O. F". 13,2 : 14,7 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung R. Peltzer, Köln, Lugt 2231); Sammlung Holtkott, nicht bei Lugt; Sammlung GV, nicht identifiziert, Lugt 1222.. Ommeganck, ein bekannter Landschafts-, Tier- und Bildnismaler, war Schüler von H. J. Anthonissen und seit 1796 Lehrer an der Akademie in Antwerpen.

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        "Plan de la Ville de Coblentz et de la Fortresse d'Ehrenbreitstein avec les attaques, de l'An IV. (1796)". Befestigungsgrundriss mit Rhein und Mosel und Einzeichnung der Truppenstellungen.

      . Kol. Kupferstich, 1796, 63 x 76 cm.. Mit großer Titelkartusche und gestochener Legende 1 - 57, 1- 16 und A - U. - Auf festem Bütten; rechts unten 2 cm langer Wurmgang. Schönes Kolorit.

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        Catalogus Bibliothecae Historico-Naturalis Josephi Banks

      London: W. Bulmer, 1796-, 1800. Five volumes bound in four, octavo, extra-illustrated with two portraits of Banks, manuscript dedication to Baron Cobres on front endpaper of volume IV; a good set in old half calf with marbled boards, volume II not quite matching but with similarly marbled boards, sympathetically rebacked. Privately issued catalogue of Banks&#39; library. Rare: the complete private library catalogue of Sir Joseph Banks, with a fascinating provenance. Only 250 copies were printed of this wonderful work, and sets are not often seen for sale, while complete sets are distinctly rare since the fifth volume is more often absent. The few examples that have come onto the market seem almost without exception to have had interesting associations, tending to confirm the supposition that the book was never really published for conventional public sale, being intended rather for presentation among Banks&#39; wide and influential coterie. This set is no exception, with a manuscript note in a secretarial hand to the front endpaper of volume IV noting "Baron Cobres from Sir Joseph Banks". This is particularly appealing, as the natural history collection of the Baron Joseph Paul von Cobres was one of the most significant of its time. Indeed, the annotated catalogue of his collection, the Deliciae Cobresianae of 1782, is considered to be one of the three great private collection catalogues of the eighteenth century, together with the Bibliotheca Riviniana (1727) of the German botanist August Quirinus Rivinus, and this catalogue of Banks&#39; library. It comes as no surprise to find that the Deliciae Cobresianae is listed in Banks&#39; library. Just as intriguingly, a more recent note to the endpaper of the first volume also explains this set&#39;s unusual provenance, commenting that four of the volumes present here (I, III, IV, & V) were purchased from a descendant of James Sowerby; volume II, later added, bears the ownership inscription of the chemist W.T. Brande and the stamp of the Glasgow Philosophical Society. Sowerby was an influential natural history artist, perhaps best known to an Australian audience for his collaboration with James Edward Smith on A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland of 1793, the first separately published book on Australian botany. Sowerby also became heavily involved with Sir Joseph Banks. Banks&#39; superb library was ultimately bequeathed to the British Museum. Many voyage writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Dalrymple and Burney among them, acknowledged the debt that they owed to Banks&#39; library and to his generosity in making his books and manuscripts available to them. The catalogue was compiled by Jonas Dryander, the Swedish botanist who succeeded Solander as Banks&#39; librarian in 1782 and later became librarian to the Royal Society and a founder fellow and first librarian of the Linnean Society. Taylor notes that it approaches a &#39;virtually complete bibliography of eighteenth-century writings on natural history&#39;. The first volume (1798) describes Banks&#39; general books, including voyages and travels, the second (1796) his zoological books, the third (1797) his botanical books, and the fourth (1799) those relating to mineralogy. The fifth volume (1800), which is lacking in three of the nine sets located by Taylor, comprises a supplement and an author index.

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        HINTS ADDRESSED TO THE PATRONS AND DIRECTORS OF SCHOOLS; principally intended to shew, that the benefits derived from the new modes of teaching may be increased by a partial adoption of the plan of Pestalozzi. To which are subjoined examples of questions calculated to excite, and exercise the infant mind. By Mrs Elizabeth Hamilton.

      [4], 354 pages. Bound in fairly recent quarter calf gilt over marbled boards; red spine label. 12mo. First edition. Title, following leaf and the last leaf in the book have some browning; else a very good, clean copy.This work was Hamilton's final attempt to influence the development of education. She had begun with Letters on Education, Essays on the Human Mind (1796); following that with Letters on the Elementary Principles of Education (1801), Letters addressed to the Daughter of a Nobleman, on the Formation of Religious and Moral Principle (1806).She also wrote a novel which enjoyed considerable popularity in its day, popular, The Cottagers of Glenburnie (1808).

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        Viaggi dalla China alla costa Nord-Ovest d&#39;America fatti negli anni 1788 e 1789

      Florence: Giovacchino Pagani, 1796. Four volumes octavo, with 18 plates, maps and charts, some of them folding; original Italian half blue-green roan and glazed boards, flat spines banded and lettered in gilt; a very attractive set. Italian version. First Italian version, one of two editions published in the same year (the other was published in Naples). This attractive copy, once in the library of the Pacific Union Club in San Francisco, was sold by Warren Howell in the 1970s. The charming engravings here, redone for this edition by a Florentine artist, include two of Hawaiian subjects and the text describes two important, early visits to the islands in 1787 and 1788. &#39;This is one of the early and fundamental books on the Northwest coast of America in general and on Alaska in particular. In addition to his voyages from China to America in 1788 and 1789, which form the principal part of this work, Captain Meares describes his earlier voyage to the Northwest coast from Bengal, which took place in 1786 and 1787&hellip; This work, profusely illustrated and with many valuable historical documents appended to the main narrative, is of great importance in the study of early trading in furs originating on the Northwest coast and of a serious conflict between the English and the Spaniards in this connection&hellip;&#39; (Lada-Mocarski, of the English edition). &#39;John Meares was sent out in 1796 from Calcutta, by a group of merchants, to enter into the fur trade of the Northwest coast of America. Establishing himself at Nootka Sound and flying the British flag, he built the first vessel to be launched in northern waters, made important discoveries, and explored the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The discoveries by Meares were part of the basis for the claim of Great Britain to Oregon. Competition with the Spanish almost caused war between the two countries and the struggle became known as the Nootka controversy. The Spanish seizure of his ships led to the convention by which the Spanish claims to any northern territory were finally disallowed. 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, commanded by Captain William Douglas, which visited the Sandwich Islands and Nootka Sound&hellip;&#39; (Hill).

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