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        D. Franz Emanuel Foderé über den Kropf und den Cretinismus. Für Aerzte und Philosophen. Aus dem französischen von D. H. W. Lindemann.

      Berlin, Himburg, 1796. - 1. Auflage. 20 x 13 cm. 268 S. 1000 g. Original brauner Halbledereinband / half leather. No jacket. Beide Kapitale mit Lederverlust. Außengelenke stark berieben und teilweise geöffnet. Innen vorderes Gelenk gebrochen. Buchblock an sich sowie das Papier durchweg gut erhalten. Schöner grüner Ganzfarbschnitt. GF. (MGT). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London; Printed For B. Law, C, Dilly Et Ali. , 1796. 9th Edition. Complete with the (scarce) 6 (folding) maps. The World (Placed before the title) and Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, and South America (all placed before their respective descriptions). Very good copy in the original full anilne calf. Red morocco gilt-blocked title label, gilt-cross-bands. Panele edges somewhat rubbed and dust-dulled as with age. Gutters and hinges fine. An uncommonly good copy. Scans on request.

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        Entrance to the Temple of Amun, Thebes

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

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        A Mathematical And Philosophical Dictionary: Containing An Explanation Of The Terms, And An Account Of The Several Subjects, Comprized Under The Heads Mathematics, Astronomy, And Philosophy Both Natural And Experimental: With An Historical Account Of The Rise, Progress And Present State Of These Sciences: Also Memoirs Of The Lives And Writings Of The Most Eminent Authors, Both Ancient And Modern, etc

      London: J. Johnson, 1796, 1795. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. marbled boards rebacked, brown calf with black leather spine labels lettered in gilt. 2 vols. Very good/Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 650, 756 pages. 27 x 23 cm. Thirty-seven copper engraved plates, and a host of diagrams and tables in the text. Volume I, 1796 probably a later issue -- copies noting 1795 and 1796 on title page are found. In 1773 he was appointed professor of mathematics at the Royal Military Academy, Woolich, and in the following year he was elected fellow of the royal Society of London and reported on Nevil Makelyne's determination of the mean density and mass of the earth from measurements taken in 1774-1776 at Schiehallion in Pertshire. "A most useful work for biographical information and for showing the state of science about 1800 is Charles Huttons's "Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary." [see: KNIGHT p.76]. This work is considered a valuable contribution to scientific biography. GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, March 1823 noted, "It has supplied all subsequent works of that description, and even the most voluminous Cyclopedias, with valuable materials, both in the sciences and in scientific biography." Two leaves of tables repaired with archival tape, endpapers foxed, text mildly toned, overall, a crisp, clean set.

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        Emil eller om opdragelsen.

      Oversat af fransk og udgiven med Tydsklands opdragelsesrevisorers og en deel danske oplysende, bestemmende og rettende anmærkninger. I-VI. Köpenhamn, S. Popp, 1796-99. 8:o. XXX,(2),336 + (8),346 + 368 + 372 + 352 + (2),XXVI,3-324 s. Sex häften i samtida ngt nötta och lätt fläckade gråpappomslag med tryckta ryggtiteletiketter. Oskurna, del II-VI dessutom ouppskurna. Delvis med svaga fuktränder. I del I är s. 221-24 slarvigt uppskurna med liten pappersförlust i marginalen som följd. Arken Q-Z i tredje respektive fjärde delen förväxlade vid inbindningen! Fin svit!. Bibliotheca danica I:1004. Allt som utkom. Översatt av J. Werfel som även skrivit kommentarer och ett översvallande företal i del VI. I detta skriver Werfel om Rousseau: "Hvo, der vil negte, at han maaskee først om tusinde aar, om verden end imidlertid uafladeligen følger oplysningens bane, vil finde sine jævnlige, den er enten for inbildsk af sin tidsalder eller for inskrænket i begrep til at fatte endog en tusindedeel af hans ord." Detta exemplar med ett extra gemensamt titelblad för del V-VI, motsvarande titelblad existerar även för del I-II och III-IV

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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 «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. 1800 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thoughts Upon Hare and Fox Hunting

      London - Vernor and Hood, 1796 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Illustrated with twenty beautiful engravings. Thoughts Upon Hare and Fox Hunting In a Series of Letters to a Friend, in which are given directions for erecting a kennel, the management of hounds, and the duties and qualifications necessary for the huntsman and whipper-in. Also including An Account of the Most Celebrated Dog Kennels in the Kingdom. A new edition. Sir Peter Beckford (1740 - 1811), was one of 18th-century English peerage; he was a huntsman, a writer and the patron of the well-known Classical composer, pianist Muzio Clementi and was Member of Parliament (MP) for Morpeth 1768. Sir Peter Beckford was a nephew of the Lord Mayor of the City of London William Beckford and the cousin of the English novelist William Thomas Beckford (17601844), who is the author of the famous Gothic novel Vathek and builder of the remarkable folly Fonthill Abbey. Condition: Expertly rebacked in a calf binding, preserving original boards. Externally, smart but with slight bumping and wear to extremities and marks to original boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with the odd spot throughout althoughwithsome foxing to plates and originalendpapers, first and last few pages. With repair to gutter of one page. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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

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

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        Two Letters Addressed to a Member of the Present Parliament, on the Proposals for Peace with the Regicide Directory of France OFFERED WITH A Letter from the Rt. Honourable Edmund Burke to His Grace, the Duke of Portland : on the Conduct of the Minority in Parliament : Containing Fifty-Four Articles of Impeachment Against the Rt. Hon. C. J. Fox

      London : Printed For F. And C. Rivington [1796] And London : Printed For The Editor, And Sold By J. Owen ..., 1797. 1st Edition. Subjects: France--Foreign relations--Great Britain--Early works to 1800 --Great Britain--Politics and government--1789-1820 --Denunciation of French Revolution From the library of Charles J. MacGarvey with his bookplate. Both disbound as issued and housed in a specially made clam-shell box. Exceptionally well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered.

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        The History of the Poor Laws:

      London - A. Millar, 1796 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce history of the English Poor Laws. First edition. The English Poor Laws were a system of poor relief which existed in England and Wales that developed out of late-medieval and Tudor-era laws before being codified in 158798. The Poor Law system was in existence until the emergence of the modern welfare state after the Second World War. English Poor Law legislation can be traced back as far as 1536, when legislation was passed to deal with the impotent poor, although there is much earlier Tudor legislation dealing with the problems caused by vagrants and beggars. Richard Burn (1709 in Winton, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England November 12, 1785 in Orton) was an English legal writer and noted antiquarian. Only two leaves to signature A, as usual. Collated complete from the ESTC, citation numberT70490. Condition: Rebound in a cloth-covered binding with new endpapers. Externally, sound with slight rubbing. Internally, binding loosening in places with many pages detached, though all pages are present. Small amount of corrective fluid to title page and highlighter ink to some text on approximately thirty pages. Incision to textblock affecting pages 105 onwards. Slight loss to pages from page 267 onwards, affecting text. Slight age-toning and occasional spotting. Overall: FAIR.

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        New Travels Into The Interior Parts Of Africa, By The Way Of The Cape Of Good Hope, In The Years 1783, 84 and 85

      London: G.G. and J. Robinson, 1796. First English edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full brown calf, rebacked in antique style, armorial gilt escutcheons front and back covers, raised bands, gilt decorated spine panels, marbled endpapers with matching edges. 3 vols. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 288, 383 and 488 pages. 22 x 14 cm. Large folding map, 22 engraved plates, five folding. Le Vaillant, explorer and ornithologist was sent by the Dutch East India Company [he was born in Paramaribo, Dutch Guiana, son of the French consul] to the Cape Province of South Africa in 1781. He made two expeditions, one east from the Cape and one north of the Orange River into Great Namaqualand and the Kalahari desert. BRUNET Vol.III, p.1034. Scattered, intermittent foxing, one centimeter clean tear in map gutter repaired with archival tape, extremities lightly rubbed and darkened.

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

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

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        Dancing Girls at Cairo

      London: F.G. Moon. unbound. very good(+). Louis Haghe. View. Tinted lithograph with hand coloring, mounted on card, as issued. Image measures 14" x 20 1/8", sheet measures 17.25" x 24.5". Beautifully colored 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. Minor aging along edges, two small tears to lower left edge, image unaffected.

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        Illustrations Of Masonry. By William Preston, Past Master Of The Lodge Of Antiquity Acting By Immemorial Constitution. The Ninth Edition: WIth Considerable Additions .

      London : Printed for G. and T. Wilkie, No. 57, Paternoster-Row, MDCXCVI. [1796] .. A very good half leather binding. 12mo. 6.75" x 4.25" x 1.25" . pp.24/pp.420 . Tan calf corners and spine over marbled boards. Spine with 5 raised bands, original black leather title label:"Illustrations Of Masonry" and blind stamp name: "Preston". Light rubbing to all edges. Bookplate to the verso of the front board for J. M. Brown of a hand holding a closed book beneath a motto: Delectat Et Ornat" ('It delights and adorns'). Title-page and dedication very browned Owners name to top of title: "J. M. Brown, Kinross Oamaru 1879". Printed title page folloed by a; "Dedication to Lord Petre Past Grand Master..." by William Preston. Preface ends: "Dean-Steet, Fetter-Lane, Dec. 1, 1795." Introduction ends: " January 1st, 1788." Includes: 'A collection of odes, anthems, and songs'. There is also a blind-stamp owners mark on the last printed leaf (p.419-p.420) for: "J. M. Brown, Kinross, Oamaru". Clear text throughout, with just an occasional brown spot and light toning to some pages. A very good example of an early printing of this popular title. Referenced by: ESTC T134166** William Preston 7 August 1742 - April 1, 1818. William Preston was a Scottish author, editor and lecturer, born in Edinburgh, on 7 August 1742. After attending school and college he became secretary to the linguist Thomas Ruddiman, who became his guardian on the death of his father. On the death of Thomas, Preston became a printer for Walter Ruddiman, Thomas' brother. In 1760 he moved to London and started a distinguished career with the printer William Strahan. He became a Freemason, instituting a system of lectures of instruction, and publishing "Illustrations of Masonry", which ran to several editions. It was under Preston that the Lodge of Antiquity seceded from the Moderns Grand Lodge to become "The Grand Lodge of All England South of the River Trent" for ten years. He died on 1 April 1818, after a long illness, and was buried in St.Paul's Cathedral. The origins of the "Illustrations" lay in a 1772 lecture by Preston analyzing the symbolism and moral significance of the initiation ceremony and the first degree. The book was a bestseller, and, as it passed through successive editions, Preston developed his vindication of Freemasonry into a powerful piece of writing which has profoundly influenced the character of Freemasonry up to the present day. Preston describes various Masonic ceremonies, and also provides a history of Freemasonry which remains an indispensable source for English Masonic history. As Preston developed his work, it changed from a book intended primarily to help Freemasons improve their knowledge and practice of Freemasonry into one aimed at a wider public, seeking to show how Freemasonry could teach important lessons to the whole of mankind. Preston's work was published in a German translation as early as 1776, and an American edition was produced in 1804, which played a fundamental role in the development of American Freemasonry..." - See Phoenix Masonry .**** Extract from THE CYCLOPEDIA OF NEW ZEALAND [OTAGO & SOUTHLAND PROVINCIAL DISTRICTS] CORPORATION OF OAMARU : "HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR, MR. JOHN MARSHALL BROWN , who has been a member of the Oamaru Borough Council since 1885, was born in Kinross-shire, Scotland, in 1837. After being educated at the local parish school, he was brought up up as a wool spinner, and arrived at Port Chalmersin 1859, in the ship "Mariner." Mr. Brown was for twenty years a storekeeper in Rattray Street, Dunedin, and visited his native land in 1878. Two years later, he returned to the Colony, and settled near Oamaru, where he acquired a farm. After three years Mr. Brown became the purchaser of the Star and Garter Hotel, which he conducted for twelve years. He is now in business as a cycle engineer. During his residence in Dunedin, Mr. Brown was, for six years, a member of the Dunedin City Council. As a Mason he was initiated in Lodge Otago Kilwinning, and is now attached to the Oamaru Kilwinning, N.Z.C., of which he has been secretary since 1886. He is Grand Superintendent of Otago, and Past Grand Principal in the Supreme Chapter of New Zealand. In 1870 Mr. Brown married the daughter of the late Mr. Charles Glover, of Birmingham, and his family consists of eight sons and one daughter

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        AN HISTORICAL, GEOGRAPHICAL, COMMERCIAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL VIEW OF THE

      1796. BOOK WINTERBOTHAM, W. AN HISTORICAL, GEOGRAPHICAL, COMMERCIAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL VIEW OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND OF THE EUROPEAN SETTLEMENTS IN AMERICA AND THE WEST-INDIES; 4 VOLUMES. New York: Printed by Tiebout and O'Brien for John Reid, 1796. First American edition, with additions and corrections. vi,[2], 590/[4],493 pp/[4],519 pp/[4],516 + [19] pp. With 25 of 26 listed plates (lacks the 'phantom' Plan of Washington), including the handcolored plate in Volume III (tobacco plant in bloom), the first regularly published color plate issued in an American book (published by Smith, Reed and Wayland, New York). 8vo., original tree calf, lacking spines, volumes I and IV both boards detached, volumes II and III front boards detached, rear joints cracked. Boards worn, blocks intact. Moderate to heavy foxing throughout, age toning to page edges, offset from engravings to some text pages. Marvellous engravings of animals of the Americas and the West Indies. Winterbotham spent time in Newgate Prison for two sermons preached in 1792; he wrote this edition while in Newgate. With the ink signature of Thomas Fisher of Philadelphia, a Quaker merchant who with his younger brothers, was arrested in 1777 by a group of American radicals. The brothers refused to swear an oath of allegiance based on religious principles, but were accused of being Loyalists and were imprisoned in the Masonic Hall, and later exiled to Winchester, Va. After the war, Thomas and his wife Sarah returned, and Thomas restablished his mercantile and philanthropic activities. The two fled Philadelphia during the Yellow Fever epidemic (1793) and settled near Germantown. A few volumes also bear handwritten bookplates of a later date.

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        Pyramids of Geezeh

      London: F.G. Moon. unbound. very good. Louis Haghe. View. Tinted lithograph. Image including text measures 14.5" x 21 1/8", sheet measures 16.75" x 24 1/8". 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.

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        POCKET CONSPECTUS OF THE NEW LONDON AND EDINBURGH PHARMACOPOEIAS

      1796. Very Good. GRAVES, Robert. A POCKET CONSPECTUS OF THE NEW LONDON AND EDINBURGH PHARMACOPOEIAS Wherein the Virtues, Uses, and Doses of the several Articles and Preparations... are precisely stated, their Pronunciation as to Quantity is marked, and a Variety of other Particulars respecting them given, calculated more especially for the Use of Junior Practitioners. Sherborne: Printed by W. Cruttwell ..., 1796. First edition. 12mo., early half-leather and boards, worn. Ex-library, with stamps on pastedown, title- page, and dedication page, and p. 50 (only marks). Title-page reinforced and laid down on another sheet; some light spotting to text leaves, 1/4 inch tear to margin of dedication, otherwise internally very good. Rare.

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        THE LIVES OF THE FIRST TWELVE CAESARS, TRANSLATED FROM THE LATIN OF C. SUETONIUS TRANQUILLUS: With Annotations, and a Review of the Government and Literature of the Different Periods

      G. G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row. Very Good-. 1796. 1st Edition of Thomson Translation. Hardcover. VERY RARE. 1st Edition of Thomson Translation. Full leather cover in very good - condition with edge anc cap wear. 1.5 inch of bottom spine chipped. Gilt edges. Contents in very good - condition. Tape lining spine on both sides. CLEAN TEXT! Overall in very good - condition. Our Promise to You: ALL OUR DUST JACKETS COME WITH CLEAR BRODART PROTECTIVE COVERS. (Please read listing to determine if this book comes with a dust jacket.) Your order will be CAREFULLY PACKAGED IN A BOX for safe transition. We strive for 100% customer satisfaction!; 5.5" x 8.5"; 622 pages .

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

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

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        Approach of the Simoon_Desert of Gizeh

      London: F.G. Moon. unbound. very good. Louis Haghe. View. Tinted lithograph. Image including text measures 14.25" x 19 1/8", sheet measures 24 1/8" x 16.5". Exquisite view of the Sphinx during a simoon (or simoom), a severe wind storm, 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, chips to lower left edge and right corner, image unaffected.

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        MARCHMONT. A novel

      Sampson Low.London.,1796. FIRST EDITION.Four volumes.12mo.Finely bound in contemporary polished half calf,blue marbled boards,spines simply gilt.Without half-titles,but with terminal advert leaf in vol.IV.Booklabel of Thomas Hammond Foxcroft [of Halsteads,Yorkshire],with his ownership inscription on titles.Light rubbing, ower joint of vol.III just splitting at head,still an excellent copy.First Edition of one of Mrs Smith?s less common and less well-known novels,published at the height of her popularity,and full of the gothic and picaresque incident that was the hallmark of her success,?much movement,?as W. L. Renwick in OHEL puts it,?and few illusions about human nature.?.Scott said of her novels that she ?preserves in her landscapes the truth and precision of a painter? (Dorset, 64),and Barbauld credits Smith with pioneering sustained natural description in novels.Block,p.220.Hardy 760.:

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        The Birth and Triumph of Love

      Excellent binding in contemporary red morocco. 1796. London. C. Roworth. In 4to (290 mm x 230 mm). VII + 2 nn + 58 + 1 [blank] Gorgeous contemporary straight-grained red morocco in the style of Derome, raised bands on spine, lettered in gilt, boards with double gilt fillet, inner dentelle gilt, remarkably well preserved. Some foxing spots, especially to a few plates, else a broad margined and fresh copy in large paper. A lovely copy of this poem, magnificently bound in contemporary red straight-grained morocco. Illustrated with 24 illustrations, all full page, after William Tomkins, an English engraver (1760 – 1840), regarded as one of Bartolozzi´s most important students, he gave drawing lessons to the daughters of George III and engraved Princess Elizabeth´s designs to illustrate Sir James Burges´s poem “The Birth and Triumph of Love”. Title page with contemporary inscription, quite possibly from the author. It is rare to find English works in contemporary morocco in such fine condition. Benezit, X, 219.

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        Charte von America.

      Norimberga, 1796. Incisione in rame all?acquaforte, colore d?epoca, cm 45 x 58 (la parte incisa). Titolo in basso a sn. entro ovale. Leggermente rifilata ai margini superiore e inferiore, alcune leggerissime tracce di umido ma assolutamente in buono stato.

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        Ascent of the Lower Range of Sinai, February 18th, 1839

      London: F.G. Moon. unbound. very good. Louis Haghe. View. Tinted lithograph. Image including text measures 14 5/8" x 19.5", sheet measures 17" x 23.75". Beautiful mountainous 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. Minor aging along edges, slight isolated foxing in upper left margin, image unaffected. Two tiny pinholes beneath image.

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        Emil eller om opdragelsen.

      Oversat af fransk og udgiven med Tydsklands opdragelsesrevisorers og en deel danske oplysende, bestemmende og rettende anmærkninger. I-VI. Köpenhamn, S. Popp, 1796-99. 8:o. XXX,(2),336 + (8),346 + 368 + 372 + 352 + (2),XXVI,3-324 s. Sex häften i samtida ngt nötta och lätt fläckade gråpappomslag med tryckta ryggtiteletiketter. Oskurna, del II-VI dessutom ouppskurna. Delvis med svaga fuktränder. I del I är s. 221-24 slarvigt uppskurna med liten pappersförlust i marginalen som följd. Arken Q-Z i tredje respektive fjärde delen förväxlade vid inbindningen! Fin svit!. Bibliotheca danica I:1004. Allt som utkom. Översatt av J. Werfel som även skrivit kommentarer och ett översvallande företal i del VI. I detta skriver Werfel om Rousseau: "Hvo, der vil negte, at han maaskee først om tusinde aar, om verden end imidlertid uafladeligen følger oplysningens bane, vil finde sine jævnlige, den er enten for inbildsk af sin tidsalder eller for inskrænket i begrep til at fatte endog en tusindedeel af hans ord." Detta exemplar med ett extra gemensamt titelblad för del V-VI, motsvarande titelblad existerar även för del I-II och III-IV

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        Jericho April 3rd 1839

      London: F.G. Moon. unbound. very good. Louis Haghe. View. Tinted lithograph with hand coloring, mounted on card, as issued. Image measures 13 3/8" x 19.5", sheet measures 16.5" x 23.75". Beautiful view overlooking the Jordan River 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. Minor aging and glue residue along edges. Slight stain to upper right corner of image.

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

      York: Printed by Wilson, Spence, and Mawman; London: Sold by J. RobsonÉ[et al.]. 1796. - Quarto. liv, [1, errata], [1, blank], 518, [1, "Directions for Placing the Plates"], [1, blank] pp. Frontisportrait and seven engraved plates. Contemporary sprinkled calf, neatly rebacked to style. Armorial bookplate. Some light foxing and offsetting, but overall a fine, clean copy. Third edition.

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        Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark

      London: J. Johnson, 1796. (4), 262, (6) pp. The first edition, with the final advert leaf. Hardcover, bound in quarter calf over marbled boards with morocco label. Moderate shelf-wear, the joints cracked but holding; light intermittent foxing. The "short residence" resulted from some commercial speculations by the author's lover, Gilbert Imlay, before he was succeeded by Mrs. Godwin. This was her last book. She died not long afterward giving birth to the future Mary Shelley. Provenance: With the contemporary signature of Maria Louisa Whyte, Barrow Hill, on the fly leaf; from the estate of Ester Elizabeth Reed, MD.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.. Octavo 5" x 8.5".

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        The Progress of Civil Society a Didactic Poem in Six Books

      London: W. Bulmer and Co, 1796. Collation, half title+xxiii+1+155+1pp. Bound in modern half calf, calf corners, marble boards, raised bands, gilt lines, black leather title labels. Binding in excellent condition, without any wear. Internally, pages in very good clean condition throughout. Excellent copy.A70. Quarto.

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

      London: John & Josiah Boydell, 1 December 1796. Stipple engraving, by C.G. Playter, finished by R. Thew. 17 1/2 x 23 1/4 inches. 20 7/8 x 28 3/4 inches. 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

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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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        The Environs of London

      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1796. Hardcover. Very Good. Six volume complete set in 19th century half dark tan calf leather bindings with marbled boards. Wide large 4to. All volumes are internally very clean. Vol. I (Surrey. 1796). xii/ 595 pages + 8 page index; Vol. II (County of Middlesex. 1795). vi/ 598 pages + 46 pages of indexes; Vol. III (County of Middlesex. 1795). vi/ 706 pages + 1 page advert; Vol. IV (Hertfordshire. Essex and Kent. 1796). vi/ 724 pages + 2 pages of errata and 1 page advert; (Vol. V: Parishes in Middlesex not previously described. 1800). ix/ 316 pages + 1 page of additional corrections and 1 page advert; (Vol.VI. Supplement to the First Edition. 1811). xii/ 493 pages. This set is complete with 5 vignette titles, 1 letterpress title, 3 maps (Surrey. Middlesex. Kent), dedication plate and 85 plates. Minor foxing in places. Covers rubbed and worn. Owners details, Rev. T. Welton, Market Hill, Olney, Bucks.

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        Ideenmagazin für Liebhaber von Gärten, Englischen Anlagen und für Besitzer von Landgütern um Gärten und ländliche Gegenden, sowohl mit geringem als auch grossem Geldaufwand, nach den originellsten Englischen, Gothischen, Sinesischen Geschmacksmanieren zu verschönern und zu veredeln ... Recueil d'Idées Nouvelles pour la décoration des jardins et des parcs

      Leipzig, Paris [and elsewhere]: F.G. Baumgärtner and others, 1796-1799. Parts 1-29 only (of 60) in 2 volumes, quarto. (12 1/4 x 10 inches). Titles, part-titles, indices and text in German and French. 282 engraved plates (47 hand-coloured [8 of these mounted on blue paper], two printed in two colours, three printed in bistre, one folding). (Lacking the French title and all the text to part 13, without part titles to parts 14-24 and 26-29 [?as issued], occasional spotting, some old creasing). Contemporary marbled boards, red lettering-piece to spine. A significant selection from this valuable and fascinating work. Grohmann was Professor of Philosophy at Leipzig, and the prolific author of a number of works on architecture and the decorative arts. The work was continued briefly after his death in 1805 by the publisher F. G. Baumgärtner. The plates illustrate a broad range of buildings, landscapes, grottoes and garden furnishings drawn from an eclectic range of sources and styles both western and eastern (English, Gothic, Chinese, etc. according to the titles), classical and rustic. the work was published for 'Admirers of English gardens [tr.]' and for landowners wishing to 'ornament' their properties. A complete copy should include parts 1-48 of the Ideen Magazin and parts 1-12 of the Neues Ideen--Magazin with a total of 555 plates. Berlin Kat. 3366; Brunet III, 1293; Quérard III, p.485.

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        ELOGIO DEL EXCM. SEÑOR D. FELIX O-NEILLE. Teniente General de los Reales Exércitos, Capitán General del Reyno de Aragón, .

      - Madrid, En la Imprenta Real, 1796, 20x30, frontis con retrato grabado, 84 págs. Buena encuadernación en plena piel de época con ruedas doradas en planos y cantos y pequeños hierros en lomera. (52264).

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        Monumenti Veneziani di varia Letteratura per la prima volta pubblicati

      Engraved frontis., engraved coat-of-arms of the Pisani family on title, & three engraved headpieces. 4 p.l. (incl. frontis.), 12, LI pp. Large 4to, orig. pink printed boards with the coat-of-arms of the Pisani family (head & foot of spine a bit worn). Venice: C. Palese, 1796. First edition of this collection of hitherto unpublished letters including an extremely important one from Galileo addressed to the Doge of Venice in which he describes his invention of the telescope and lists its many applications. He stated it was particularly useful for the military, both on land and at sea. Following Galileo's letter is printed a decree from the Venetian Senate, dated 25 August 1609, in which they thank Galileo and award him 1000 florins annually. Fine copy in original state and preserved in a box. ❧ Carli & Favaro 629. Cinti 183. Drake, Galileo at Work, pp. 139-42. .

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        LAWS AND ACTS OF THE UNITED STATES, PRINTED BY AUTHORITY [with] ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE FOURTEENTH CONGRESS

      Philadelphia: various publishers, 1796-1807, 1819. 13 volumes. First authorized editions; from the library of England's Foreign Office. 8vo, contemporary tan calf, rebacked at an early date, with red morocco title pieces and session labels placed between gilt lined panels of spine. Internally quite crisp and nice, though the bindings are with some chipping and wear due to age. RARE. WITH A VERY EARLY PRINTING OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES. Early collections of American political and diplomatic acts are especially scarce. Beginning with an early printing of the Constitution and the first acts of the first Congress of the United States, this very important and rare set of books includes the original Treaties and Laws from 1778 and "Acts Passed at the First Session of the First Congress”. Subsequent Acts of Congress and the Presidents including the mapping of the territories the provision for the Lewis and Clark expedition, the authorizations for purchases of land that would eventually make up the country, the provisions for war and the foreign treaties (including Indian treaties) are also included. Subsequent volumes carry the printing through to 1819. Each volume is stamped FOREIGN OFFICE on the upper cover and title page.

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        To the Royal Company of Archers, this Portrait of Dr. Nathaniel Spens, a Favorite Member in the Uniform of a Scottish Archer is respectfully dedicated by their most Obedient Humble Servant John Beugo

      Edinburgh: John Beugo, February 1796. Engraved by John Beugo on laid paper. 23 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches. 27 7/8 x 19 1/4 inches. A very fine engraving after 'the Scottish Reynolds', Sir Henry Raeburn "Among notable shots of the period may be mentioned... Dr. Nathaniel Spens, probably one of the best and most enthusiastic archers who ever drew a bow. A noble portrait of him by Raeburn, representing him in the act of shooting, now hangs in Archers' Hall [in Edinburgh, Scotland]; he was admitted a member in 1749, became praeses of the council in 1809, and died in 1815." (excerpt from The Badminton Library volume Archery ) "Raeburn's career of some thirty years as a fashionable portrait-painter was one of unbroken professional and social success. His fine presence, genial manners, shrewd sense, and great conversational powers made him a welcome guest in the brilliant society of his day. A complete collection of his works would make a Scottish national portrait gallery of ideal quality a whole army of wise, grave, humorous, capable, or beautiful countenances, painted simply and strongly by a man of genuine instinct. Robertson, Hume, Monboddo, Boswell, Adam Smith, Braxfield, Christopher North, Lord Newton, Dugald Stewart, John Erskine, Jeffrey, and Walter Scott were of the company, to name but the more famous. Burns is almost the only notable absentee from the roll of his sitters. Raeburn was in love with his daily task. He used to declare portrait-painting to be the most delightful thing in the world, for every one, he said, came to him in the happiest of moods and with the pleasantest of faces. It is significant, too, of the generous temper he showed to his brother-artists that he described his profession as one that leads neither to discords nor disputes.... Fully occupied in his native city, Raeburn had little time for visits to London. He is said to have paid only three short visits to the capital...It was not until 1814 that Raeburn sent his first contribution to the English academy; he was at once elected an associate, and in the following year a full member... In 1822, when George IV paid his famous visit to Edinburgh, Raeburn was one of the citizens singled out for distinction, probably on the initiative of Scott. He was knighted at Hopetoun House, in recognition of his distinguished merit as a painter. The king was so much struck by his appearance and manner that he is said to have told Scott he would have made him a baronet but for the slur on the memory of Reynolds. In May of the following year he was appointed his Majesty's first limner and painter in Scotland, but he did not long enjoy these honours. A few weeks later he made one of a party to St. Andrews (in the annual archæological excursion instituted by the chief commissioner, Adam), among his companions being Scott and Miss Edgeworth. He returned to Edinburgh apparently in excellent health and spirits, and resumed his work on his two half-lengths of Scott, one of which he was painting for himself, and the other for Lord Montague... Within a few days he was seized with a mysterious atrophy. His doctors were unable to discover the cause of it, and, after a week of rapid decline, he died on 8 July 1823. He was buried in the Episcopal church of St. John's, at the west end of Prince's Street, Edinburgh. His grave is in the dormitory at the east end of the church, within a few yards of passers- by in the street." (DNB). John Beugo was the leading engraver in Scotland. He engraved a number of Raeburn paintings and did a couple of engraved portraits of Robert Burns, with whom he was friends.

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        Ueber Forstwirthschaft besonders über Erhaltung, Abtrieb und Wiederanbau der Wälder

      Finely engraved vignette on title & one finely hand-colored engraved map. xxiv, 470 pp., [2] pp. of ads. 8vo, cont. half-sheep & paste-paper boards, spine gilt, contrasting vellum lettering piece on spine. Leipzig: S.L. Crusius, 1796. First edition of the author's first book and very scarce. Laurop (1772-1858), "Forstmann, zumal ausgezeichneter Kenner der forstwissenschaftlichen Literatur" (A.D.B.), was professor of forestry and one of the leading writers in Germany on the subject. His books were known for their clarity and thorough understanding of the subject. The present book is concerned with the maintenance, ecology, harvesting, and restocking of forests. Fine and handsome copy with the engraved bookplate of the Graf von Seinsheim. ❧ A.D.B., Vol. 18, pp. 68-71. Mantel, I, 19. .

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        Selling Rabbits

      London: Published by William Ward, 1 January 1796. Mezzotint. In good condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark on the upper and side margins. 17 3/4 x 23 7/8 inches. 19 1/8 x 24 inches. An exemplary mezzotint illustrating an aspect of the rural life in England by William Ward after a painting by his brother, James Ward. The woman who is thinking about buying the rabbit in the farmer's hand, holds a finger to the rabbit's stomach while looking the farmer in the eye. She wants this particular rabbit, and this is the point of the image: the personal interaction. The transaction takes place in the farmer's barn among his children, his skinny dog and his rabbits, living and dead. It's awkward, human and real. James Ward was one of the most noted artists of his day, his individual style and superior skill distinguished him from his contemporaries, and his outstanding work influenced the development of British art. Considered to be one of the most important animal painters of his generation, Ward also produced portraits, landscapes, genre and history paintings. He began his career as an engraver, studying under his brother William, who later went on to engrave many of his paintings. The images produced from the pairing of William and James Ward epitomize the best of English art, their fine technical skill and inspired artistic imagination combine to create enduring pictures that speak of the taste and beauty of the age. The work of James Ward is worthy of history's praise; it influenced the art of Delacroix and Géricault, and changed the face of British painting. This magnificent work is reminiscent of the genre paintings of George Morland who greatly influenced the work of James and William. C.R. Grundy James Ward p.72, no.108; Beckett, The Life and Work of James Ward p. 211

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

      London, Printed For G. G. And J. Robinson, 1796. 1st Edition. Description: 3 v. Front. (port. ) 21 cm. Subjects: Metastasio, Pietro, 1698-1782. All edges marble. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and titling. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

      London: J. Johnson , 1796. 3rd Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo, xix, [1], 452pp Original paper boards with new paper spine and label on spine. Pages all have deckled edges and many are uncut. The page leaves are clean (no foxing or stains). The binding is tight. Overall very good+ to fine condition. A very nice copy and other than new spine, completely original. Volume 1 (this was the only volume ever published so this is complete in itself). Some refer to this work as the earliest and most important feminist book ever published.& Mary Wollstonecraft, later Godwin, was the mother of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein, 1818. & In November, 1789, Richard Price preached a sermon praising the French Revolution. Price argued that British people, like the French, had the right to remove a bad king from the throne. Edmund Burke, was appalled by this sermon and wrote a reply called Reflections on the Revolution in France where he argued in favour of the inherited rights of the monarchy. Wollstonecraft was upset by Burke's attack on her friend and she decided to defend him by writing a pamphlet A Vindication of the Rights of Man. In her pamphlet Wollstonecraft not only supported Price but also pointed out what she thought was wrong with society. This included the slave trade, the game laws and way that the poor were treated., , The publication of A Vindication of the Rights of Man brought Wollstonecraft to the attention of other radical thinkers such as Tom Paine, John Cartwright, John Horne Tooke, William Godwin and William Blake. Wollstonecraft met several of these men including Godwin who was busily writing a book on Political Justice. In 1791 the first part of Tom Paine's Rights of Man was published. This book created a burst of radical activity and although Paine was forced to flee the country, others were determined to carry on the struggle in England. Soon after Rights of Man appeared, two of Britain's leading Rational Dissenters, Richard Price and Joseph Priestly, formed the Unitarian Society, an organisation that was to have a profound influence on religious and political ideas in Britain. The following year Mary Wollstonecraft published her most important book, Vindication of the Rights of Women. In the book Wollstonecraft attacked the educational restrictions that kept women in a state of "ignorance and slavish dependence." She was especially critical of a society that encouraged women to be "docile and attentive to their looks to the exclusion of all else." Wollstonecraft described marriage as "legal prostitution" and added that women "may be convenient slaves, but slavery will have its constant effect, degrading the master and the abject dependent.

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        The Lay Preacher; Or Short Sermons for Idle Readers

      Walpole, Newhampsire: David Carlisle, Jun., 1796. Hardcover. Very good. 12mo. iv, 5-132pp. Contemporary full leather. Lacks front free endpaper, and a small piece from the top corner of the title page; leather mended at some time at the base of the spine; general wear and scuffing; else a very good copy. Silas Betton's copy, with his signature and flourish on the front pastedown. Also with the signature of J. M. Cross of Boscawen(?), N.H. dated 1856. Betton (1768-1822) was a member f the State House of Representatives (1797-1799), State Senator (1801-1803), Elected as a Federalist to the 8th and 9th Congresses (1803-1807) a lawyer, a high sheriff, and served a further term in the State House of Representatives (1810-1811).

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