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        Usus Logarithmorum Infinitomii in Theoria aequationum

      One folding printed table. 1 p.l., 46 pp., one leaf of errata. Large 4to, orig. semi-stiff drab boards (extremities a bit rubbed). Leipzig: C.T. Rabenhorst, 1796. A remarkable discovery: this is essentially a workbook of the young and precocious Carl Friedrich Gauss, signed and dated by him "C. F. Gauss Sept. 7, 1796" on the inner front cover, at which time he was a 19-year old student in Göttingen. Gauss has not only studied the text carefully, making several corrections to the text, but has also made use of two blank pages at the end to carry out exercises (described in detail below). Mathematical manuscripts of Gauss are of the greatest rarity on the market, especially from his early formative years. Moritz von Prasse (1769-1814), was the son of Johann Moritz Prasse, who worked as a mediator in the Seven Years' War at the Court of Catherine the Great in St. Petersburg (and according to some sources may have been her lover). His service led to his family's elevation to the nobility on 31 July 1790. Prasse studied mathematics at the University of Leipzig, graduating in 1795, and rising to become professor there in 1799. He became a member of the Jablonowski Society in 1807 and maintained a correspondence on mathematical topics with Goethe. The great geometer August Ferdinand Möbius was among his students. Apart from the present work, his first, he also published De Reticules Cryptographicis (1799), a method of encrypting messages using rotating dials, and a set of Logarithmischen Tafeln in 1810. His extensive library of works on mathematics was bequeathed to his university on his death in 1814. The present work by Prasse is concerned with the "polynomial theorem," a generalization of the binomial theorem: whereas the binomial theorem gives a series expansion for powers of the sum of two terms, the polynomial theorem treats the sum of any finite (or even an infinite) number of terms. The formula was first proved by Carl Hindenburg (1741-1808), the founder of the modern theory of combinatorics. It has been known at least since the work of Pascal that the coefficients in the binomial expansion can be interpreted as numbers of combinations, and Hindenburg showed that the coefficients occurring in the polynomial theorem also had a combinatorial interpretation. He believed that this result could be used to provide a combinatorial basis for the whole of the theory of functions, and gathered around him a group of disciples, which became known as the "Combinatorial School," to develop and propagate this idea. This School included Prasse, as well as Johann Friedrich Pfaff, who became Gauss's teacher after he moved to Helmstedt in 1798. Although the Combinatorial School did not produce the significant advances Hindenburg had hoped for, it "was influential in Germany at the turn of the 19th century and became the basis of the mathematical syllabus of the Prussian gymnasium in the Humboldt educational system."-Jahnke, p. 265 (see below for citation). In this atmosphere it would have been natural for the young Gauss to have been required to study Prasse's work, one of the most recently published products of the Combinatorial School. Both of the exercises worked out by Gauss deal, like Prasse's work, with series expansions. The first exercise develops a series expansion of the indefinite integral of (1 - xn)-½ over the interval from 0 to 1, in increasing powers of 1/n (Gauss does not specify the range of integration but this is evident from the context). Gauss writes down the answer without explanation, presumably because the intermediate steps were so straightforward for him that he was able to carry them out mentally. His answer can be obtained by first expanding (1 - xn)-½ in increasing powers of xn and then integrating term by term. This yields terms involving 1/n + 1, 1/2n + 1, etc, which are then expanded in increasing powers of 1/n using the binomial theorem. Collecting powers of 1/n gives Gauss's series expansion of the integral. The coefficients of the powers of 1/n in this expansion are themselves infinite series, which Gauss sums by cleverly expressing them as definite integrals, which he then evaluates directly (again Gauss gives no explanation or working, but the integrals can be evaluated by standard methods with which Gauss was obviously very familiar). In the second exercise Gauss obtains a series expansion of ϕ(t + U), where U is a function of another variable u, in increasing powers of u. This can be done using Taylor's theorem, although this is not quite straightforward as the derivatives of ϕ(t + U) with respect to u have to be evaluated using the chain rule. Again it is evident that the exercise was nevertheless a simple matter for Gauss as the (correct) answer is written down without explanation or any intermediate steps (although there is one correction!). In fact, Gauss is actually treating a multi-variable case: the presence of multiple Σs indicates that he is treating a case in which ϕ is a function of several variables x1, x2,...,xn, but this does not cause him any difficulty. Gauss has also made, as mentioned above, corrections on the following pages: 1, 3, 4, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 20, and 21. Fine and fresh condition. Preserved in a handsome black morocco-backed box. With the stamps of the "Gauss-Bibliothek" and the Royal Observatory at Göttingen on title with release stamp date 15 October 1951 on facing endpaper. ❧ Poggendorff II, 518. Tomash Library P108. See H. N. Jahnke, "Algebraic Analysis in Germany 1780-1840" in Historia Mathematica 20, pp. 265-284 for a detailed account of the work of the Combinatorial School. .

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        Convent of St. Saba, April 4th 1839 (Engedi)

      London: F.G. Moon. unbound. very good. Louis Haghe. View. Tinted lithograph. Image including text measures 15" x 19 7/8", sheet measures 16.75" x 23.75". Dramatic view overlooking the Greek Orthodox Convent or Monastery of St. Saba near Bethlehem, from David Roberts' "Views in the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia". Born in Scotland, Roberts (1796-1864) gained renown as a landscape artist from documenting his extensive travels through Spain and the Near and Middle East. His most well known work, "Views in the Holy Land...Egypt and Nubia" illustrates Roberts' trip in 1838-39. The subsequent publication was issued in 41 parts between 1842 and 1849. This magnificent set was a collaborative project between Roberts and the skilled printer Louis Haghe (1806-1885) and is recognized as one of the most important lithographic works of the 19th century. Minor aging along edges, light scattered foxing in right and bottom margins, image unaffected. Two tiny pinholes beneath image.

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        Acts and Laws of the State of Connecticut, in America.

      Hartford: Printed by Hudson and Goodwin, 1796-1802.. [16], 624 pp. 8vo. Cloth with original morocco lettering piece. First edition. Evans; 30260; 30262, 30264, 31972, 31974, 33554, 33556, 35341, 35342, 37227, 37226; Shaw & Shoemaker 341, 342, 2069, 2070. Also contains the Acts and laws passed at the sessions of May 1797 -Oct 1802. Evans 30264 (pp.447-54) is the Hudson issue with the proper signature mark present. Includes the Charter of the Colony of Connecticut, the Declaration of Independence, and the US Constitution. Index updated in contemporary hand to include data from May 1797 to conclusion, scattered marginalia in the same hand. Signature of Gustaf B. Carlson (d. 1924) an attorney and Judge in Middletown CT. Boards stained, free endpaper with a tear at joint, six leaves after p. 587 expertly reattached, scattered foxing, dampstains to corners of a few rear leaves, marginalia as noted, overall a good or better copy.

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      Pedro Julián Pereyra. 1796. 1797. 1798. 1799. 1800., Madrid. - 5 Vols de 6. Firma anterior poseedor. En vol. II. Lomo deteriorado en pie y marcas de polilla. En vol. 3 y 4 marcas de polilla. Enc. Pasta española. CONTRA REEMBOLSO, +5.00€ LIBRO EN ESPANOL

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        The Chase. A Poem.

      Printed by W Bulmer and Co, Shakespeare Printing Office., London. 1796 - xv + vii + 126pp, illustrated at the beginning and end of each 'book' with beautiful Bewick engravings. Eps slightly foxed. Bookplate of previous owner on paste down fep. New calf spine on original calf/marbled boards. Very tight and very bright with very sharp engravings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        House of Assembly. Journal of the House of Assembly, of Lower-Canada. From the 20th November 1795, to the 7th May, 1796, both days inclusive. In the Thirty-Sixth Year of the Reign of King George the Third.

      Quebec. Printed by Order of the House of Assembly, and sold by John Neilson, M.DCC.XCVI. [1796]. - 4to. 24.5cm, 2p.l.,318p., added French title page, text in French and English on facing pages, 5 folding leaves included in the pagination, small repairs to English title-page, rebound in half speckled tan calf, black and gilt ruled bands, crushed green morocco label, gilt titles, with the contemporary marbled boards, a fine copy (ds1). - Tremaine 996. Tremaine notes: "The House ordered that 100 copies of its Journal of the fourth Session of the first assembly, Nov. 20, 1795 - May 7, 1796 be printed in English and French for the use of Members and that none but the printer be so licensed to print the same. An index was issued later.without printer's name of date.upon paper with the date 1807 in the watermark. It is only occasionally found with copies of the Journal." This 41p. Index is not with our copy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Poems, Consisting of Elegies, Sonnets, Odes and Canzonets, and The Pleasures of Solitude

      1796 - London: C. Whittingham, 1796 [1796] 8vo, recent 1/4 leather over marbled boards. 114 p., six page list of Subscribers, and 'Vide Elegy' frontis after R K Porter. Courtier (1776-1847) was, together with John Britton and Richard Davenport, a founder of The School of Eloquence. He achieved some fame early on in his career with the separate publication of The Pleasures of Solitude (1800), earning him the editorship of the Universal Magazine by 1806. However he was later imprisoned for debt and never fully recovered, spending the remainder of his career as a journalist. Scattered staining to pages 6/7; binder's glue stain to p 97, which though somewhat unsightly does not affect legibility. A sound copy of a scarce Whittingham imprint. ESTC T125260. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tombs of the Khalifs, Cairo

      London: F.G. Moon. unbound. very good. Louis Haghe. View. Tinted lithograph. Image including text measures 21.25" x 13.25", sheet measures 24 3/8" x 17.5". Beautiful street scene with the Khalif tombs of Cairo, from David Roberts' "Views in the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia". Born in Scotland, Roberts (1796-1864) gained renown as a landscape artist from documenting his extensive travels through Spain and the Near and Middle East. His most well known work, "Views in the Holy Land...Egypt and Nubia" illustrates Roberts' trip in 1838-39. The subsequent publication was issued in 41 parts between 1842 and 1849. This magnificent set was a collaborative project between Roberts and the skilled printer Louis Haghe (1806-1885) and is recognized as one of the most important lithographic works of the 19th century. Minor aging along edges, minor chipping and staining along lower right margin, image unaffected.

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        Kurzer Inbegriff von dem Ursprunge der Wissenschaften, Schulen, Akademien, und Universitäten in ganz Europa, besonders aber der Akademien und hohen Schule zu Wien, In welchem alle von ihrem Ursprunge an bis auf den heutigen Tag vorgefallenen wichtigen Begebenheiten in chronologischer Ordnung, wie auch die alte sowohl, als dermalige neue Verfassung derselben vorgetragen wird.,

      Wien, k. k. Taubstummen-Institut für Johann Thomas von Trattner, 1796. - Erstausgabe. - Der umfangreichere Teil (ab Seite 142) ist der Geschichte des gelehrten Unterrichts in Wien gewidmet. Der Arzt Friedrich Colland war selbst Mitglied der medizinischen Fakultät. Die Kupfertafel zeigt verschiedene Siegel der Universität. Am Ende ein Verzeichnis aller Rektoren von 1365 bis 1795. - Einband etw. berieben bzw. bestoßen. Titel alt gestempelt. Durchg. etw. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Slg. Mayer 3493; Slg. Eckl IV, 630; Seemann 4360; Giese 2200; Gugitz 3914; Hirsch/H. II, 74; Slg. Schlögl 385. Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 8°. Mit 5 Darstellungen auf einer gefalt. Kupfertafel. XVI, 540 S., 3 Bll. (die letzten beiden weiß), Ldr. d. Zt. m. Rückenverg., goldgepr. Rückenschild u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        COMPENDIO HISTÓRICO DE LA VIDA DE M. T. CICERÓN, que para uso de la juventud hizo en italiano . traducido al castellano por Salvador Ximénez Coronado

      Vda. Ibarra, Madrid 1796 - 12º, 2 vols. (3 hojas, 316 p., 324 p.) Pasta española época, doble tejuelo, ruedas doradas. Biografía de Marco Tulio Cicerón, obra de un profesor de elocuencia en el Colegio Calasancio de Roma siguiendo la traducción italiana de la escrita en inglés por Conyers Middleton, ahora vertida al castellano para ayudar a los estudiantes de la lengua latina en el conocimiento de la historia antigua. Biografías. Filosofía. Biographies. Philosophy.

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        The State of Rhode Island from the Latest Surveys

      New York 1796 - Stunning early double page map of Rhode Island divided into counties and townships. Shows towns, waterways, major routes and geographic features. Includes parts of Block Island and Fisher's Island. John Reid was a publisher based in New York City. "The American Atlas" in which this map was published, was an accompaniment to William Winterbotham's "An Historical, Geographical, Commercial and Philosophical View of the United States." Reid's seminal work was the second atlas engraved and published in the United States. This map is one of the few of Rhode Island made before 1800. Minor staining to margins, slight crease to right centerfold. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 16 7/8" x 12 7/8".

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      Parma: Nel Regal Palazzo, 1796. The Large Quarto Edition (there was a folio edition published the same year). Hardcover. The Bodoni Dante in Remarkably Fine Condition and in a Lovely New Binding. 318 x 235 mm (12 1/2 x 9 1/4"). Three volumes. Edited by Giovanni Jacopo Dionisi. The Large Quarto Edition (there was a folio edition published the same year). VERY FINE REPLICA BINDINGS OF DEEP BLUE STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, by Courtland Benson, raised bands, covers gilt with a wide frame of interlocking drawer handle tools accented with small flowers, inner floral roll frame with oblique tulip cornerpieces, raised bands, spine panels with elaborate gilt fleuron centerpiece, gilt titling, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Brooks 654; Koch I, 12. Except for faint pinpoint foxing on the title page of the second volume and trivial smudges here and there, AN ESPECIALLY FINE, FRESH COPY WITH VAST MARGINS, and in unworn, particularly attractive, and convincing retrospective bindings. This is an especially tall copy--with leaves measuring 305 x 230 mm.--of the quarto edition of Bodoni's Dante, considered by Brooks to be as beautiful as the folio version (which he described as "Bellissima"). The same elegant format and typeface are used, and the two editions differ only in pagination. The most celebrated European printer of his era, Giambatista Bodoni (1740-1813) worked for more than 20 years at the royal press in Parma before obtaining permission to set up his own private press in 1791. Brooks says, "He took his printing in all its branches very seriously, laboured incessantly to perfect his type, had a fine artistic sense, . . . and produced books not only of a very high standard, but also showing a remarkably distinct individuality. . . . The result of his labours is a long list of books which . . . reach a very high, many of them the highest, level of technical excellence." Editor Giovanni Jacopo Dionisi based the text of the present edition on the manuscript of Filippo Villani, who had been appointed as the Florentine public reader of the "Divine Comedy" in 1392. Neither version of the Bodoni Dante is common in the marketplace: ABPC records just five copies, both folio and quarto, at auction since 1975, and only one since 1988. Although the bindings are new, they are faithful to the period and executed with great skill and very considerable aesthetic success.

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        The Bridge over the River Gallions, from the foot of Fort Matilda, Guadaloupe

      London: Willyams, 1796. Aquatint by Samuel Alken. 12 1/8 x 18 3/4 inches. The Reverend Cooper Willyams (1762-1816) was a topographer and artist, as well as minister and chaplain. The son of a British naval commander, he went to Cambridge, was ordained and contributed to "Topographical Miscellanies" before going to sea as Chaplain on the Boyne in 1793. England was at war with revolutionary France, and the Boyne participated in the West Indies' action of that war. In 1796, Willyams returned to London and published An Account of the Campaign in the West Indies..., which was illustrated with six drawings by Willyams, rendered in aquatint by Samuel Alken. This view on Guadeloupe was taken just outside Fort Matilda where Willyams served as chaplain. From his commanding position but minimizing the fortress as a geographical figure, Willyams gives a rich view of the lush hills and the rushing river below. Abbey, 677; Hough,The Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection at Hamilton College, 486

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        Chapel of the Convent of St. Saba April 5th 1839

      London: F.G. Moon. unbound. very good. Louis Haghe. View. Tinted lithograph with hand coloring, mounted on card, as issued. Image measures 9.5" x 13 3/8", sheet measures 16.5" x 23.75". Beautifully colored interior view from David Roberts' "Views in the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia". Born in Scotland, Roberts (1796-1864) gained renown as a landscape artist from documenting his extensive travels through Spain and the Near and Middle East. His most well known work, "Views in the Holy Land...Egypt and Nubia" illustrates Roberts' trip in 1838-39. The subsequent publication was issued in 41 parts between 1842 and 1849. This magnificent set was a collaborative project between Roberts and the skilled printer Louis Haghe (1806-1885) and is recognized as one of the most important lithographic works of the 19th century. This particular print comes from the deluxe subscribers edition, which was issued without text and the illustrations mounted to evoke the original watercolors of his sketchbook. The Greek Orthodox Convent or Monastery of St. Saba is in the Kidron Valley in the West Bank near Bethlehem. Minor aging along edges, image unaffected.

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        Coleccion de los Tratados de Paz, Alianza, Comercio &c. Ajustados

      1796. Rare Collection of Eighteenth-Century Spanish Treaties [Spain]. [Treaties]. Coleccion de los Tratados de Paz, Alianza, Comercio &c. Ajustados por la Corona de Espana con las Potencias Extrangeras Desde el Reynado del Senor Don Felipe Quinto Hasta el Presente. Publicase por del Senor Principe de la Paz, Consejero y Primer Secretario de Estado, Grande de Espana de Primara Clase &c. &c. De Orden del Rey. Madrid: En la Imprenta Real, 1796-1801. Three volumes. Folio (11-1/2" x 8"). Contemporary mottled sheep, gilt ornaments and lettering pieces to spines, edges rouged, marbled endpapers. Rubbing to extremities, some wear to spine ends, corners bumped and lightly worn, a few hinges starting. Light toning to text, somewhat darker in places, light foxing an a few places, internally clean. Ex-library. Stamps to title pages, annotations to verso. An attractive set. * Only edition. A valuable compilation of treatises from 1701-1801, this is a (bibliographically distinct) continuation the Coleccion de los Tratados de Paz, Alianza, Neutralidad, 1740-1752 edited by J.A. Abreu y Bertodano. It contains several treaties relating to the American and French Revolutions. OCLC locates 4 copies in North American law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, Library of Congress, University of Michigan). British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 23:1074.

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        ARTE Y USO DE ARQUITECTURA. Segunda parte. Con el Quinto y Septimo Libros de Euclides, traducidos de Latín en Romance; y las medidas difíciles de Bóvedas, y de las superficies y pies cúbicos de Pechinas.

      - Con las Ordenanzas de la Imperial Ciudad de Toledo, aprobadas y confirmadas por el Señor Emperador Carlos V., y se añaden de esta Impresión las Ordenanazas de Madrid. Plácido Barco López, Madrid, 1796. Pasta castellana, 471 pp., 30x21 cm., grabados en b/n. faltan las páginas 13-14 y 97-98 pp.(se aprecia que han sidorasgadas ambas páginas por el trozo conservado), señales de humedad en la parte inferior central de las 30 primeras páginas y parte superior derecha de las 25 primeras pág. pero buen estado. ATENCIÓN: El precio del envío CONTRA-REEMBOLSO es de 6€

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        De l`influence des passions sur le bonheur des individus et des nations.

      - Lausanne, Chez Jean Mourer & Hignou et Comp. 1796. 8:o. 376,(2 Errata) pp. Uncut in original grey wrappers, lacking spine and some pieces on front wrapper at spine. Edges a bit frayed. First 20 pages waterstained outer margin. Front wrapper almost loose, holding on to one tie. Old owner`s signature on titlepage and front wrapper. 21,5 x 14,5 cm.[#\30400] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Voyage du jeune Anarchasis en Grèce, dans le milieu du quatrième siècle avant l'ère vulgaire.

      chez Charles Dilly, 1796 - À Londres, chez Charles Dilly, 1796. 3 vol. in 8 de XV-[2]-[1 b.]-431pp., XV-417pp., [1]-[1 b.]-[3]-522pp., reliures en plein veau fauve raciné de l'époque, dos lisses ornés de filets et de pointillés dorés, pièces de titre de maroquin rouge surlignées et soulignées de chaînettes dorées, encadrées de filets et de pointillés dorés, pièces de tomaison de maroquin vert bouteille surlignées et soulignées de chaînettes dorées, encadrées de filets et de pointillés dorés, titre et tomaison dorés, dos et coiffes légèrement frottés, roulette dorée sur les coupes, coins supérieurs du tome I. et coins des deux autres volumes émoussés, tête du mors du plat supérieur du tome I. et queues des mors des plats supérieurs des tomes II. et III. fendillés sans gravité, reliures fermes et solides, 18 planches dont 11 dépliantes dans le tome I., 11 planches dont 8 dépliantes dans le tome II., 2 planches dans le tome II., une petite annotation à l'encre noire de l'époque avec quatre lettres dont deux raturées pour le tome I., dans l'angle supérieur externe de chaque premier contreplat, un chiffre manuscrit à l'envers à l'encre noire de l'époque dans l'angle supérieur externe de la dernière page de garde et du second contreplat du tome III., ex-libris manuscrit à l'encre noire de l'époque en haut de chaque page de titre au nom de Eliza johnson Harquet avec en dessous une phrase indiquant que l'ouvrage fut offert. rousseurs éparses, quelques brunitures, bon et bel exemplaire de cet ouvrage peu commun dans cette édition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lund, Joh.

      Lundblad, 1796. 8:o. 36,+ 328,+ (2) s. Enstaka småfläckar. Häftad, i samtida stänkmarmorerat pappomslag, med handskriven ryggetikett, röda stänksnitt. Äldre namnteckning, daterad 1814. Hesse 1362. Setterwall 5071. Den normalt sett både lärde och noggranne Adolf Modeer (1739- 99), lantmätare, historiker och författare, gjorde tämligen illa ifrån sig vad gällde numimatiken; "I svensk numismatik intar Modeers arbete 1796 den negativa rangplatsen som väl den sämsta och löjligaste produkten på området", skanderade Bengt Hildebrand. I tämligen okritisk antikvariskt nit inleder Modeer sin myntkronologi med Oden och Tor. Högberg konstaterar dock att trots alla sina brister ger boken en intressant läsning ännu idag. Adolf Modeer egna stora myntsamling hamnade till stor del i Härnösands gymnasium

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        The History of England: From Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688; A New Edition with the Author's Last Corrections and Improvements. To Which is Prefixed, A Short Account of His Life,Written by Himself and From the Revolution to the Death of George the Second, (Designed As a Continuation of Mr.Hume's History); A New Edition with the Author's Last Corrections and Improvments [Thirteen Volumes of Thirteen]

      London: T. Cadell, 1796. New Edition. Leather Bound. Very Good: A generally sound set. All notable faults: Some light wear at the edges of the boards and moderate soiling and staining on the prelims. 16345. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> New Edition.

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        Vom Metallreize, einem neuentdeckten untrüglichen Prüfungsmittel des wahren Todes

      Leipzig und Gera, Wilhelm Heinsius, 1796.. Mit 1 gefalt. gest. Tafel. XIV, 226 S., 1 Bl. Marmorierter Pappband im Stil d. Zt. Waller 2215; Blake 103; Hamberger/M. I, 650. - Erste und einzige Ausgabe. - Carl Caspar Créve (1769-1853) war Professor der Medizin in Mainz. Der Band enthält Kapitel über die Bedingungen und Verrichtungen des Lebens, die Anzeichen des Überganges vom Leben zum Tode, Kennzeichen des wahren und des Scheintodes und mit Schilderungen einiger Fälle von Scheintod sowie zahlreicher Experimente. Der Metallreiz wird ausgelöst mittels eines Bimetallbügels (vorzugsweise aus Zink mit Silber oder Gold), mit dem eventuell noch vorhandene Muskelkontraktionen festgestellt werden können. - Gering beschabt. Etwas gebräunt, gegen Ende etwas knittrig. Titel mit kleinem Stempel.

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        VIRTUE IN A COTTAGE; or, a Mirror for Children in Humble Life. [Price Three Pence, Bound and Gilt.]

      76, [3 ad's] pages; the last a pastedown. Wood-engraved frontispiece and 14 other wood-engravings in the text. Original Dutch floral paper-covered boards. Paper lost from spine; little strained and loose; ownership inscription, 'Wm T Reads Book Feby 25, 1796.' And some scribble on blank verso of title; else a good, clean copy of a scarce book. Oppenheimer 2617. NBL 506.

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      New York. [1796].. Copper plate, 7 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches. Minor wear and soiling. Near fine. Copper engraving plate of a portrait of Alexander Hamilton, Founding Father and first Treasury Secretary. The image shows a bust-length portrait of Hamilton in military dress, facing left (facing right when printed), framed in an oval decorated with flags and greenery with a banner beneath it that reads "Camillus." The imprint line reads, "Painted by Walter Robertson. Engraved by George Graham for James Rivington New- York." This is the second state of the image, with the date erased. Walter Robertson (ca. 1750-1802) was an Irish miniature painter and friend of Gilbert Stuart who spent some brief time in New York, from 1793 to 1795. This engraving was taken from a miniature painted by Robertson in 1795 (since lost to history), and engraved and printed the following year. The printer, James Rivington, is usually described as a Loyalist because he remained in New York printing for the British throughout their occupation of the city, 1776- 1783, often producing strongly worded Loyalist publications. However, he remained unmolested as a New York printer after the British departed, and it is now generally believed he was a very effective Patriot spy. Original copper printing plates from 18th-century America are quite rare, since they were generally recycled. STAUFFER 1163.

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        A Sammelband of 150 Theological Controversies, 1770s-1880s]

      [1770s-1880s]. 12mo and 8vo. Highlights include: Volume I: [CHALLONER], Richard. A Roman Catholic&#39;s Reasons Why He Cannot Conform to the Protestant Religion. [London. Printed by J.P. Coghlan, 1796]. 12pp. Drophead-title. ESTC locates only the British Library copy. ESTC T14182. MILNER, Rev. John. A Serious Expostulation with the Rev. Joseph Berington, upon his theological errors concerning Miracles... London. Printed by J.P. Coghlan, 1797. [4], 137pp, [3]. With final errata leaf. Uncut, ESTC locates only 8 copies. ESTC T118489. Relation de L&#39;Etablissement du Christianisme Dans le Royaume de Coree... A Londres, [i.e. London]. De l&#39;Imprimerie de Ph. Le Boussonnier, 1800. [2], i-iii, [1], 37pp, [1]. Lacks half-title. ESTC records only four copies, in three locations, all of which in the UK. ESTC T105450. The Rt. Rev. Dr. Coppinger&#39;s Letter to the Right Honourable and Honourable the Dublin Society... Cork. Printed by J. Hally, 1811. 91pp, [1]. RIGBY, Rev. N. The Real Doctrine of the Catholic Church on the Scripture. To which is added an Account of the Conversions of the Duke of Brunswick... York. Printed by Cornelius Croshaw, [n.d]. [2], i-ii, [3]-80pp. SINNOT, Rev. John. A Letter to the Right Rev. Dr. Philpotts, Lord Bishop of Exeter, on Ordination in the Church of England... Wexford, Printed at &#39;The Independent&#39; Office, 1840. 36pp. Uncut. WARD, Rev. W. Percival. Defence of the Jesuits; A Letter Addressed to Signor G. Lacaita, upon the Recent Expulsion of the Jesuits from Naples. Dublin, Richardson and Son. 1848. 16pp. Volume II: A Letter to the King, on the State of the Established Church of England. London, Printed for John Joseph Stockdale. 1808. 54pp. Presentation copy, inscribed to Palmer Esquire by the Author. [SWEDENBORG, Emanuel]. A Brief Exposition of the Doctrine of The New Church, which is meant by the New Jerusalem in the Apocalypse. London. Printed and Sold for the Society for Printing and Publishing the Works of Emanuel Swedenborg, 1818. viii, 118pp. KOHLMAN, Rev. A. A True Exposition of the Doctrine of The Catholic Church, Touching the Sacrament of Penance, with the Grounds on Which this Doctrine is Founded. Manchester. Printed and Published by J.A. Robinson, 1822. [4], i-ii, 5-88p. BADELEY, John. An Authentic Narrative of the Extraordinary Cure Performed by Prince Alexandre Hohelohe on Miss Barbara O&#39;Connor, A Nun... London. Printed for G. and W.B. Whittaker, 1823. 38pp, [2]. With half-title and final blank. A Correct and Impartial Report of the Discussion which took place at Mount Zion Chapel, Birmingham... Birmingham. Published by W. Nicholls, 1827. 112pp. MAC DONNELL, Eneas. Plain Facts, Demonstrating the Injustice and Inconsistency of Anti-Catholic Hostility... Dock. Printed by John Roach, [n.d.]. 40pp. BROWN, Revd. T.J. Substance of the Arguments adopted by the Roman Catholic Advocates in the Recent Discussion at Cheltenham on the Rule of Faith. Cheltenham. Printed for G.A. Williams, [n.d.]. 71pp, [1]. The Evidence of the Right Rev. James Doyle, D.D. Titular Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, given before the Irish Tithe Committee of the House of Commons...Abuse in Ireland... London. Printed and Published by W.E. Andrews, [n.d.], 64pp. BAGGS, Rev. C.M. A Letter Addressed to the Rev. R. Burgess B.D. Protestant Chaplain at Rome. Rome. Printed by Salviucci, 1836. 58pp, [2]. Letters of Alethphilos; Occasioned by the Late Prosecution of the Widow Woolfrey... Isle of Wight. Printed for Samuel R.J. Denyer, 1839. 40pp, including frontispiece. ALETHPHILOS. A Reply to the Reverend Barnabas Rodriguez Almeda.... Isle of Wight. Samuel Lelli. 1840. 56pp. Vol III: The Humble Petition of the Roman Catholics of Ireland... London. Printed and Published by Keating, Brown and Co, 1805. Second Edition. 27pp, [1]. With half-title. Dr. Milner&#39;s Appeal to the Catholics of Ireland. Dublin. Printed by H. Fitzpatrick, 1809. 62pp. MILNER, Rt. Rev. J. Letters to a Roman Catholic Prelate of Ireland, In Refutation of Counsellor Charles Butler&#39;s Letter to an Irish Catholic Gentleman... Dublin, Printed by R. Coyne, 1811. [4], 131pp, [1]. J.K.L., A Vindication of the Religion and Civil Principles of the Irish Catholics; In A Letter, Addressed to his Excellency The Marquis Wellesley. Dublin. Printed by Richard Coyne, 1823. 75pp, [1]. HIEROPHILOS, Catholic Emancipation, Proved to be As Necessary for the Peace and Prosperity of Ireland... Dublin. Printed by Richard Coyne, 1824. [4], 100pp. WISEMAN, Nicholas. Two Letters on Some Parts of the Controversy concerning 1 John V.7... Rome. Joseph Salviucci and Son, 1835. 74pp, [2]. Folding engraved frontispiece. SPENCER, The Hon. and Rev. George. Leters in Defence of Various Points of Catholic Faith. Birmingham. Printed by M. Smith at the Catholic Press, 1836. iv, 107pp, [1]. SHREWSBURY, John Earl of. Hints Towards the Pacification of Ireland: Addressed, more particularly, to the Ruling Powers of the Day. London. Charles Dolman, 1844. [2], 90pp. Vol IV: Oxford or Rome? A Letter to The Rev. J.H. Newman... London. James Ridgway, 1841. [4], 32pp. With half-title. WRIGHT, John. Ireland the Restorer of Israel, under the Protection of Louis Napoleon... London. Printed by M.S. Myers, 1853. A MONK OF ST. AUGUSTINE&#39;S, RAMSGATE. University Education under the Guidance of the Church; or, Monastic Studies. London. R. Washbourne, 1873. [8], 120pp. M&#39;CORRY, J. Stewart. The Jesuit in the Nineteenth-Century... London. Burns and Oates, 1874. 16pp. NEWMAN, John Henry. A Letter Addressed to His Gracre The Duke of Norfolk on Occasion of Mr. Gladstone&#39;s Recent Expostulation. London. B.M. Pickering, 1875. 131pp, [1]. Claims of the Uninstructed Dear-Mute to be Admitted to the Sacraments. Dublin. Printed by Browne and Nolan, 1878. BELLINGHAM, Henry. Protestant Missions in Ireland... Liverpool. Catholic Publishing Depot, 1880. 18pp. Vol V: PASTORINI, Sig. Ezechiel&#39;s Vision Explained... London. Printed by J.P. Coghlan. iii-x, vi, 56pp. Without half title. ESTC locates only 6 copies worldwide. ESTC N1424. A Letter from the King to his Catholic Subjects. [London]. Published at the Royal Library. 56pp. DOYLE, Rt. Rev. James. Letter to Thomas Spring Rice...on the Establishment of a Legal Provision for the Irish Poor... Dublin. Richard Coyne, 1831. WISEMAN, N. Remarks on Lady Morgan&#39;s Statements Regarding St. Peter&#39;s Chair Preserved in the Vatican Basilica. Rome. Joseph Salviucci and Son, 1833. [2], 37pp, [1]. With frontispiece illustration of the chair in question. BAINES. P.A. A History of the Pastoral Addressed to the Faithful of the Western District, on occasion of the Fast of Lent 1840. [n.p., n.d.], 27, [1], 56pp. Five volumes. Recent calf-backed boards, contrasting morocco title labels, gilt. From the library of Ramsgate Abbey, with bookplate to each FEP. Some heavy damp-staining to Vol. I, occasional spotting and dog-earring. A handful of titles, none of which listed above, are lacking title pages. A remarkable monastic collection of theological controversies of the late eighteenth and nineteenth-century, with particular strength in Catholic toleration (or its absence) throughout the British Isles but most notably in Ireland. Several English and Irish provincial imprints are included, as are several examples of English pamphlets printed abroad.

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        A View of the City of Lin-Tsin on the Banks of the Grand Canal.

      G. Nicol, London 1796 - From Sir George Staunton's "An authentic account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China". View. Engraving with modern hand coloring. Image measures 11.25" x 17.25".

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        Versuch einer medicinischen Topographie von Berlin.

      Ernst Felisch, Berlin 1796 - 8vo. Mit 10 gef. Tabellen u. 1 gest. Titelvignette. 1 Bl., XII, 382 S. Schwarze Pp. d. Zeit m. gelbem RSchild u. klassizistischem Rückendekor in Goldprägung. Rotschnitt. Erste Ausgabe. - Johann Ludwig Formey (1766-1823) war königl. Leibarzt in Potsdam u. später Professor an dem collegium med. chirurgicum in Berlin. (ADB 7, 157). Vorliegender Titel beschreibt die natürlichen Gegebenheiten des Berliner Raums aus medizinischer Sicht u. enthält zahlreiche Aufstellungen über Krankheiten u. Todesfälle über einen Zeitraum von 6-10 Jahren. - Rückentitel verblaßt, an d. Ecken u. Kanten leicht berieben. Exlibris auf Deckelinnenseite. Winziger Einriß unten im Titelbl., im Buchblock etw. knitterfaltig, kl. Tintenfleck auf 1 Taf, ansonsten vollkommen sauber. Insgesamt ein sehr schönes Exemplar des seltenen Titels. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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).Sabin 72571; Muller, America, 567. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire. With Memoirs of His Life and Writings, Composed By Himself: Illustrated from His Letters, With Occasional Notes and Narrative by John Lord Sheffield. 2 volume set

      London A. Strahan, and T Cadell Jun. and W Davies 1796. G : in Good condition. Neatly rebacked with original spine. Cover rubbed. Tape reinforcement at inner hinges. Some occasional scattered foxing otherwise contents bright. Heraldic book-plate on paste-down First Edition Contemporary Tree Calf 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). xxv, 703pp; viii, 726pp. Silhouette portrait. Includes advertisement in Volume II for 'The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' on verso of Errata page. Book-plate of Strathallan 'Lord Have Mercy'.

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      Legatura editoriale in cartoncino azzurro. Ai piatti stemma araldico della città di Verona entro cornice ornamentale entrambi silografati. L (2), 380; 601; 394; 349; 439; 451; 291, CXV pagine numerate. All'antiporta del primo volume ritratto dell'autore inciso all'acquaforte da Giuseppe Dall'Acqua. Interessante e rara storia della città di Verona scritta da Alessandro Carli, storico e letterato veronese proprietario, dal 1789, del celebre Palazzo Carli in Verona. "Rarissimo", secondo il Lozzi. Macchiette rosse al frontespizio e alle pagine 8 e 9 del tomo II, gora d'acqua alle ultime 50 pagine del tomo IV, foro di tarlo alle prime 50 pagine del tomo VII senza intaccarne il testo, tracce d'usura sulle legature; per il resto bell'esemplare, interno fresco e in barbe.

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        Pyramids of Geezeh

      F.G. Moon, London - Beautiful view of the pyramids from David Roberts' "Views in the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia". Born in Scotland, Roberts (1796-1864) gained renown as a landscape artist from documenting his extensive travels through Spain and the Near and Middle East. His most well known work, "Views in the Holy Land.Egypt and Nubia" illustrates Roberts' trip in 1838-39. The subsequent publication was issued in 41 parts between 1842 and 1849. This magnificent set was a collaborative project between Roberts and the skilled printer Louis Haghe (1806-1885) and is recognized as one of the most important lithographic works of the 19th century. Light scattered foxing, chip to lower left corner, red stain in top margin and a slice at top right edge, image unaffected. View. Tinted lithograph. Image including text measures 14.5" x 21 1/8", sheet measures 16.75" x 24 1/8".

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        An Arrangement of British Plants

      Birmingham: M. Swinney, 1796. 3rd Edition . 1/2 Leather, Marbled Boards.. Fine. 8vo. According to the latest improvements of the Linnaean System. Birmingham. Printed for the Author by M.Swinney. 1796. The Third Edition. 4 volumes. 31 engraved plates (1 folding and 1 hand-coloured), as called for. Ppxii, 402, 512 (page numbers 257/258 ommitted by printer but all text present,) 513-920 (pagination is continuous between second and third volumes), 418. Pages clean and free from foxing. Newly rebound in half-leather; red calf with marbled paper boards. Whip-stitched with new endpapers sewn in. Raised bands to spine creating six panels. Gilt linings to bands, gilt labels in panels 2 and 4. A fine robust set

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        An Accurate System of Surveying with A Supplementary Addition to Moore&#39;s System of Surveying

      T. Collier, Litchfield, 1796. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Contemporary acid calf, joints split, most cords still attached, supplement sewn and tipped in at rear and chipped at edges. A few old notes to endpapers, browned throughout, heavy in spots, but printed on good thick paper. One page corner torn but not touching text. Diagrams throughout. x, [6], 131 [i.e., 132 - 64 repeated], (1), 3 blanks. A Supplementary Addition, 10pp, 1 page of errata. Evans 30810 & & The book is quite scarce, the supplement is extremely rare. Not in Evans. Size: Octavo (8vo). Previous owner&#39;s signature in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Mathematics; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043028. .

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        The Lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, and Dr. Robert Sanderson.with Notes, and the Life of the Author by Thomas Zouch

      York: Printed by Wilson, Spence and Mawman, 1796 - First Zouch edition. 4to. Frontispiece. Illustrated with copperplates. Bound in full straight grained blue contemporary morocco, gilt spine, a.e.g. Bookplate of the Lord Bishop of Durham, The Honourable Shute Barrington LL.D. Minor rubbing. A Beautiful Copy. Coigney p. 387-88 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ferme Ornee or Rural Improvements a Series of Domestic and Ornamental Designs Suited to Parks, Plantations, Rides, Walks, Rivers, Farms Etc

      I and J Taylor at the Architectural Library, Holborn, 1796. Half Leather. Very Good. The first editon was 1795, London. Moderate to heavy wear to leather at corners and edges of boards. Bound in contemporary half leather with stamping and gilt to spine and marbled boards. Modest foxing throughout, heavier to margins but some on the plates as well. A lovely book. 38 aquatints with a 13 page explanation of the plates. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Architecture; Inventory No: 033002. .

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      PARIS, BUREAU DE L'ATLAS NATIONAL, CHANLAIRE-DUMEZ, AN IV DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE (1796)Astuccio coevo in cartoncino rosso con, ai piatti, carta marmorizzata sul marrone;" al centro del piatto anteriore   etichetta coeva con, all'interno di cornicetta floreale, titolo breve manoscritto ""Carte des Depar.ts de la France"". All'interno, 10 tavole fuori testo, raffiguranti altrettante carte geografiche, incise e acquerellate lungo i confini"; ogni carta misura cm 55x65 ca., ed è incollata su una bella tela color canapa, bordata di seta verde, con titolo manoscritto al verso; le singole tavole sono divise in 12 stacchi, per consentirne la piegatura. Ogni carta riporta la data di creazione del Dipartimento o Cantone. La serie completa di 85 (+ 1 carta d'insieme) carte geografiche dei vari dipartimenti istituiti da Napoleone fu di fondamentale importanza per i decenni a seguire. Esemplare  in ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Maximes et réflexions morales du Duc de La Rochefoucauld.

      1796 - A Paris, de l'Imprimerie de P. Didot l'Aîné, l'an Ve. 1796. In-12, XXXII-146 pages, portrait de l'auteur en frontispice gravé par Gaucher d'après Petitot. Maroquin bleu à grain long, filets doubles sur les plats bordant roulette à décor de rinceaux et formant cadre anglé de rosace dorée, dos à faux-nerfs orné de caissons sablé avecombilic et décor iradiant, doublures de maroquin citron bordé de palmettes dorées, gardes de papier d'or, tranches dorées sur témoins [Simier]. Bel exemplaire imprimé sur papier vélin, à toutes marges, dans une éclatante reliure doublée de Simier encore émule de Bozérian. Des rousseurs. Brunet III, 846 214 g. A Paris, de l'Imprimerie de P. Didot l'Aîné, 1796. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs for the History of the War of La Vendée. in Which the Principal Events of That War Are Accurately Related, from its Origin, Until the 13th Floréal, of the Second Year of the French Republic. Translated from the French of Louis-Marie Turreau

      London : From The Printing-Office Of Baylis, Greville-Street. Printed For M. Peltier, 231, Piccadilly; And Sold At Debrett's London : From The Printing-Office Of Baylis, Greville-Street. Printed For M. Peltier, 231, Piccadilly; And Sold At Debrett&#39;s, Piccadilly; Faulder, Bond-Street; Owen, Piccadilly; And Murray And Highley, 1796. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 201, [1]p. ; 8°. Subject; Generals - France - Biography. France - History - Wars of the Vendee, 1793-1832. Uniform Title; Memoires pour servir a l&#39;histoire de la guerre de la Vendee. English. With a half-title. ESTC citation no. : T110584. Finely bound in [later] aniline calf over marble boards with a burgundy morocco gilt-blocked label. An uncommonly good copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Handbuch für Kunstliebhaber und Sammler über die vornehmsten Kupferstecher und ihre Werke. Vom Anfange dieser Kunst bis auf genwärtige Zeit. Chronologisch und in Schulen geordnet, nach der französischen Handschrift des M. Huber bearbeitet von C. C. H. Rost. 9 Bände (vollständig).

      Orell, Geßner, Füßli u. Comagnie 1796-1808, Zürich - 8vo. Zusammen ca. 3.500 S. Pp. d. Zt. m. RSchild. Gelbschnitt. Enthält biographische Artikel mit ausgewählten bekannten Werken zu jedem Stecher sowie die Monogramme der älteren Künstler, geordnet chronologisch innerhalb deutscher, italienischer, niederländischer, französischer und englischer Schule. - Einbände bestoßen, Rücken m. Fehlstellen an Rschildern. u. im Überzugspapier. Fleck am Unterschnitt, innen nur vereinzelt etw. stockfleckig. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A 52 leaves, beguilingly decorated German manuscript

      Done in the Wels-Land district of Austria for a child's daily religious observance, title leaf dated 1796, verso stating for Philipp Efferdinger, further documentation provided by an attributed, laid-in typed note attesting the MS was passed down through the family of a descendent of the same name, offered untouched in the original, hand tooled, full leather over wood boards, the MS never finished but with 18 pages decorated in colors, including 5 vignettes, 5 border frames, all quite different in design and executed in red, gold and green watercolor, and 11 pages with headings done with applied color, some with extensors in gold ink, and featuring 3 elaborate, richly colored initials. MS: likely executed in Upper Austria in the Wels-Land district, for it has come down through the family of Philip Efferdinger [1826-1908] who was born in Buchkirchen. CONDITION DETAIL: Pages: untrimmed, mostly clean, occasional soiling doesn't detract, writing in pencil on endpapers and rear of title leaf, 3 pages with minimal offset from watercolors, minor worming on first 20 leaves with minute pinpricks at fore-edge tips, gentle top & bottom tip bends throughout, some creased, last leaf with an outer margin puncture. Covers: general wear and soiling, worm tracks, leather patina; lower board with top edge chips. Binding: solid with slight spine slant. Later Typed Note: excellent. COVERS: full brown leather over wood boards in a sewn binding, hand tooled with a floral design around the inner margin of the ruled panels of both covers, spine ruled with 5 plain bands, designs originally gilt. SIZE: 95 x 150 mm. CALLIGRAPHY: The 52 leaves of the manuscript were written with a quill in brown and buff inks without ruled lines and with hand done, ruled gold borders (with 1 exception, pages 99 & 100 written in gold ink with black, ruled lines). Many pages, particularly in the latter part of the manuscript were left uncolored. DECORATIONS: 18 decorated pages, 16 between leaves 1 & 15, leaves 36 & 44 with border decorations. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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        Obelisk at Alexandria commonly called Cleopatra&#39;s needle

      London: F.G. Moon. unbound. very good(+). Louis Haghe. View. Tinted lithograph with hand coloring, mounted on card, as issued. Image measures 9.75" x 13.75", sheet measures 17.25" x 23.75". Beautiful view from David Roberts&#39; "Views in the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia". Born in Scotland, Roberts (1796-1864) gained renown as a landscape artist from documenting his extensive travels through Spain and the Near and Middle East. His most well known work, "Views in the Holy Land...Egypt and Nubia" illustrates Roberts&#39; trip in 1838-39. The subsequent publication was issued in 41 parts between 1842 and 1849. This magnificent set was a collaborative project between Roberts and the skilled printer Louis Haghe (1806-1885) and is recognized as one of the most important lithographic works of the 19th century. This particular print comes from the deluxe subscribers edition, which was issued without text and the illustrations mounted to evoke the original watercolors of his sketchbook. Minor aging along edges, image unaffected. Original tissue guard still attached.

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        Observations on the State of the Glocester Infirmary . . . Offered to the Consideration of the Special General Court Held on the 22d of November, 1796 [with] [Report of the Court in Response in August 1797 and a List of Contributions and Contributors]

      Printed [by] the President and Governors Present [and] N.p. Gloucester? 1796 & 97 - Original printed self wraps, reinforced, 64+11+12 pages, with the half-title; two copies of the first, one of the second, in ESTC in this country A rare example of the pioneering work of Paul, "typify[ing] the eighteenth-century justice at his best", complementing his efforts at prison and lunacy reform as inspired by the works of Blackstone, John Howard, and Cesare Beccaria [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Rustic Sympathy

      London: Published by John Jefferys, 1 January 1796. Mezzotint. Open lettered proof. 19 x 25 1/8 inches. 22 1/2 x 27 3/4 inches. A stunning impression of this rare open letter proof of Wheatley&#39;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 &#39;conversation-pieces&#39;. 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&#39;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&#39;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

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        Exposition du Systeme du Monde

      Paris: Impremerie du Cercle-Social, 1796 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (199x123 mm). 314, [2]; 312, [4] pp. including half titles. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt, some browning and spotting. A fine copy. ---- <br><br> Sparrow 123; Houzeau & Lancaster 8940 - First edition of one of the most brilliant and successful popularizations of science ever composed. "In the sixth, and last, chapter of Book V, Laplace introduced a speculation on the origin of the solar system and another on the nature of the universe beyond its confines... The former speculation, which has quite generally come to be misnamed the nebulous hypothesis, was presented with the "misgivings" [défiance] that anything should arouse that is in no way the product of observation or calculation... If we were to find a phrase that would characterize what Laplace had in mind... it would not be &#39;nebular hypothesis&#39;. It would be &#39;atmospheric hypothesis&#39;. And if, further, we were to identify the context in which he raised the question at all, it would not be the evolution of history of nature. It would be the probability of cause" (DSB Suppl. I, 344). Laplace merits one of the longest articles in DSB and a 5-page section in it devoted to The System of the World was specially commissioned from Dr C.A. Whitney. A pair of errata leaves was added to very few copies, but are omitted from this copy..

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        Voyages en France, Ornés de Gravures. avec des notes par La Mésangère

      A Paris: Chez Chaignieau aîné, Devaux..., 1796 - 1798. FIRST EDITION. 12mo, 128 x 72 mms., pp. [ii], 194 [195 placement of plates, 196 blank]; [ii],226 [228 blank]; [iv], 225 [226 blank, 267 placement of plates, 278 blank]; [ii], 209 [210 blank, 211 placement of plates, 212 blank], engraved frontispiece and 9 other engraved plates (including three portraits) in volume 1, engraved frontispiece and 9 other engraved plates in volume 2, engraved portrait frontispiece and 3 other engraved plates in volume 3, and 7 engraved plates in volume 4, very attractively bound in full green morocco, gilt borders on covers, spines ornately gilt in compartments to a lyre motif, red morocco labels; slight wear to some corners, but generally a fine and very handsome set. From the BnF listing: " Recueil de voyages de divers auteurs. - Vol. 1, Voyage de Chapelle et de Bachaumont. Voyage de Languedoc et de Provence par Le Franc de Pompignan ; Vol. 2, Voyage de Fléchier en Auvergne. Voyage de Desmahis à Eponne. Voyage de Gresset à La Flèche. Voyage de Paris à Marseille par la Bourgogne et par le Bourbonnais par Bérenger. Voyage à la Grande Chartreuse ; par le P. Mandard, de l&#39;Oratoire. Voyage à La Trappe, par M. de P.***. Lettre sur l&#39;abbaye de La Trappe et sur le château d&#39;Anet, par le chevalier de Bertin ; Vol. 3, Voyage en Bourgogne. La quête du bled, ou Voyage du P. Venance,... Voyage de Paris en Limosin [sic], par La Fontaine. Voyage dans les provinces méridionales de France. Voyage à Ermenonville. Voyage au Fey, en Bourgogne ; Vol. 4, Voyage en Provence. Voyage de Chantilly. Par Damin. Voyage de Normandie, par Regnard. Voyage de Beaune, par Piron. Voyage au Havre de Grace, par C.E. Gaucher. - Titre pris aux faux-titres avec mention d&#39;éd. au verso. - Aux vol. 1 et 2, mention (absente aux vol. 3 et 4) des ill. : "Les gravures sont de Le Mire, Berthault, Gaucher, Duval". - 1ère pièce de chacun des vol. avec la marque des libraires et mention d&#39;impr. ; vol. 1 et 2 datés "an IV" [=1796], vol. 3 et 4, datés "an VI (1798)". - 2e pièce du vol. 1, "Voyage de Languedoc et de Provence. Par Le Franc de Pompignan" avec mention d&#39;impr. ( "A Paris, imprimerie de Chaignieau aîné") et vignette gr.s.c., sig. "Bertaux et Bovinet sculp." au titre. - 8 portraits (vol. 1, Chapelle, Laure, Pétrarque ; vol. 2, Fléchier, Bérenger ; vol. 3, Antoine Bertin ; vol. 4, René roi de Sicile, et Ch.-E. Gaucher gr. par lui-même). - Vol. 3 et 4, en fin de vol., 1 f. avec l&#39;ordre des gravures ; vol. 4, extr. du catal. des libraires (4 p.)" Monglond, III, col. 584-586 ; Cohen-De Ricci, 1049.

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