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        Leonora

      London - J. Edwards, and E. and S. Harding, 1796 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An uncommon first English editionofLeonora by W. R. Spencer. Rebound in paper-covered boards. First English Edition. Uncommon. An exceptional copy of these exceptional illustrations. Illustrated by Lady Diana Beauclerc. William Robert Spencer, 1769 1834, was an English poet and wit. He was educated at Harrow School and Christ Church, University of Oxford but left without receiving a degree. Spencer's wit made him a popular member of society, and belonged to the Whig set of Charles James Fox and Sheridan. He was an accomplished writer of 'occasional' verse, which was warmly praised by Scott and Byron. He wrote graceful vers de socit, In 1796 he published an English version of Brger's Leonore, which was highly thought of by Scott, and others, and in 1802 he burlesqued German romance in his Urania, which was produced on the stage at Drury Lane. After a life of extravagance Spencer died in poverty in Paris. (DNB)Gottfried August Brger, 1747 1794, was a German poet. Originally a student of theology, Brger abandoned this for the study of jurisprudence. His lifestyle was considered wild, however he befriended men of literary tastes and by 1771 was already a popular poet. Brger became distract magistrate, but later gave up the post. He had a misadventure with farming, and instead established himself as where he established himself as Privatdozent. In 1787 he was given an honorary doctor of philosophy, from Gttingen University, and in 1789 was appointed extraordinary professor in that faculty. Brger's talent for popular poetry was very considerable and his ballads are among the finest in the German language. Lady Diana Beauclerk, 1734 1808, was an English noblewoman and artist. She was introduced to art at an early age and Joshua Reynolds, an artist, was a family friend. She married Frederick St John, 2nd Viscount Bolingbroke in 1757, and from 17621768 was lady of the bedchamber to Queen Charlotte. Her marriage was unhappy and Bolingbroke was notoriously unfaithful. In February of 1768 he petitioned for divorce on grounds of adultery. Within two days she married Topham Beauclerk of Old Windsor. Their circle of friends included Samuel Johnson, Georgiana Cavendish, Edward Gibbon, David Garrick, Charles Fox, James Boswell and Edmund Burke. Beauclerk illustrated a number of literary productions, including Horace Walpole's tragedy The Mysterious Mother, the English translation of Gottfried August Brger's Leonora and The Fables of John Dryden. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is almost no wear to the extremities. Internally the pages have some very slight browning, with the occasional spot. Overall thecondition is very good..

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        The Law of Nations: Or Principles of the Law of Nature; Applied

      1796. Vattel, [Emmerich] de [1714-1767]. The Law of Nations: Or Principles of the Law of Nature; Applied to the Conduct and Affairs of Nations and Sovereigns. A Work Tending to Display the True Interest of Powers. First American Edition. Corrected and Revised From the Latest London Edition. Translated from the French. New York: Printed and Sold by Samuel Campbell, 1796. xlviii, [49]-563 pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary sheep treated to look like tree calf, rebacked in period style with gilt fillets and original lettering piece, hinges mended. Light rubbing to extremities. Toning to text, occasional light foxing. Later small inkstamp to head of preface (a library shelf number?), interior otherwise clean. * "First" American edition, actually the second, based on the 1760 London edition. First published in 1758, this is one of the great treatises on international law. It was especially influential in America and was among the earliest law books reprinted there; the first American edition was published in New York in 1787. Jefferson ranked it with the works of Grotius, Pufendorf and Wolff. It was also cited more frequently than any other writer on international law in early U.S. courts. "Le Droit de Gens is certainly a work of the first magnitude. It modernized the whole theory and business of International Law, brought it out of the study into the field, the mart, the council chamber, and the palace. (...) He did indeed, much for nations, for he imposed upon them theories of moral rational development up to which it became, in a sense, necessary for them to live.": MacDonnell, The Great Jurists of the World 479, 504. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 7187.

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        Man As He Is: A Novel in Four Volumes

      London: Printed for William Lane, 1796 4 vols. vi, 252, 210, 242, 240 p. 16 cm. Second edition. Rebound in navy cloth. Discreet library markings from Harvard University Library. Harvard crest on spine. Donation bookplate stamped released, with original spine labels. Vol. 2: small hole p. 149, tear in edge of p. 155, 169. Minor spots. Bage's novels may not interest strongly by their plot, but there is a distinct originality about them. They were chiefly intended to inculcate certain political and philosophical opinions. He was deeply impressed by the French revolution, and the effects of the new principles are clearly traceable in his works. Considered altogether apart from their moral and social bearings, the novels of Bage display an unquestionable power in drawing and developing character, while their style is always entertaining and frequently incisive. This title is considered the his best work.

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        Aphroditographische Fragmente, zur genauern Kenntniss des Planeten Venus; sammt beygefügter Beschreibung des Lilienthalischen 27 füssigen Telescops, mit practischen Bemerkungen und Beobachtungen über die Grösse der Schöpfung

      Helmstedt: C. G. Fleckeisen, 1796 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. First Edition, Half leather, gilt spine rubbed, top spine chipped and frayed, edges bumped, page edges stained green, erased stamp and repairs to title page, ink inscription in old hand to first blank. 4to (263x212 mm); xvi, [1]-198 pp., 8 fold. plates; [3], 202-250, [2] pp. 2 fold. plates. Minor foxing to plates, - Poggendorf II, 846 - First Edition, exeedingly rare, no copy sold at auctions within the last 40 years. 1796 veröffentlichte Schroeter ein Werk über die Venus, die Aphroditographischen Fragmente. Er hatte festgestellt, dass zwischen der geometrisch berechneten Phase der Venus und der tatsächlich beobachteten Phase systematische Unterschiede bestehen. Zunächst meinte Schroeter, dass diese Unregelmässigkeiten, wie beim Erdmond, auf Oberflächendetails, z. B. Gebirgszüge, zurückgehen. In einer 1803 veröffentlichten Arbeit über die Venusphase zum Zeitpunkt der Dichotomie (Halbvenus) folgerte er dann allerdings korrekt, dass es sich um Dämmerungseffekte in der Venusatmosphäre handelt. Daher wird diese Erscheinung heute allgemein nach der von Patrick Moore eingeführten Bezeichnung "Schroeter-Effekt" genannt. Der Effekt kann bereits mit kleinen Teleskop leicht als "Venushörner" beobachtet werden..

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        A LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON, ON HIS RESIGNATION OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

      London: J. Debrett, 1796.. 32pp. Modern plain wrappers. Small hole in leaf C (apparently a paper flaw) affecting five words of text, three of which have been supplied in early manuscript. Early manuscript notes on several pages (see below), portion of early ownership signature on titlepage. Very good. One of two initial London printings of Washington's Farewell Address done in 1796, the same year that it was first published in Philadelphia. The other London 1796 edition was published by J. Moxon. Of the two houses, Debrett's appears to have been the more successful, and he produced two more editions by the end of the year. The text's popularity was immediate, and it was quickly reprinted in Edinburgh, Dublin, Glasgow, and elsewhere. Designed by Washington and his principal advisors in drafting it, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, as both a valedictory and advice to succeeding generations, the address served as a guidepost to Americans from the point of its publication. In it Washington stresses the importance of the preservation of the Union; urges moderation of political factions, reconciliation of regional differences, and avoidance of foreign "entanglements"; urges that the nation be prepared, but only fight in self- defense; and supports the principal of the voluntary retirement of the president after two terms. The most influential presidential address ever delivered, looked to as a guidepost of American policy into modern times. This copy has interesting manuscript underlining by an early English reader, often highlighting passages referring to liberty and patriotism. SABIN 101566. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 60. ESTC T109655. OCLC 1882988.

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        REMARKS ON IMPORTANT THEOLOGICAL CONTROVERSIES

      Edinburgh: J. Galbraith and Arch. Constable, 1796. Full Leather. near Very Good binding. Octavo. Belonging to Edwards'; son Jonathan Edwards, with his signature and the date 1797; and the signature of Mary Edwards, as well as the bookplate of Mary Hoyt (the theologian';s granddaughter). Bound in contemporary tree calf, with old tape residue; front board has been reattached. Book is in "tightback" style and there is a crack to the spine. The text block is holding quite well, however. near Very Good binding.

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        Paradise Lost [Milton], With Notes, Selected From Newton and Others, to Which is Prefixed, the Life of the Author; With, a Critical Dissertation on the Poetical Works of Milton, and Observations on His Language and Versificaton [Johnson]

      J. Parsons. Hardcover. B006U9FPU0 1796, 2 Volume set, professional repair work done- original leather boards but rebound with with new endpapers, clean, tight binding, no marks or notes, beautiful set: Prompt shipping and professional packing. . Very Good.

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        POEMS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS

      London: Printed for G. G. and J. Robinsons, and J. Cottel, Bookseller, Bristol, 1796.. xvi,188,[4]pp. Small octavo. Full crimson morocco by Bedford, raised bands, spine gilt extra, gilt inner dentelles, t.e.g., others largely untrimmed. Near fine, with the half-title, errata and advert leaf. First edition of Coleridge's first published collection of poetry, preceded by the rare verse-play, THE FALL OF ROBESPIERRE, several prose tracts, and THE WATCHMAN. Although their presence is not noted on the title, four of the sonnets are by Lamb, and are signed at their conclusion, "C.L." They constitute his first publication in book form. HAYWARD 206. WISE (COLERIDGE) 8. TINKER 678. ESTC T125613. NCBEL III:215. LIVINGSTON (LAMB), pp.3-10.

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

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

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        Jeffrey's Edition of the Castle of Otranto, a Gothic Story. Translated by William Marshal, Gent. from the original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto, Canon of the Church of St. Nicholas at Otranto. A New Edition... Price One Pound Seven Shillings in Boards, with coloured Plates and Borders

      London: Printed by Cooper and Graham, And sold by the Publisher, No. 11, Pall-Mall, 1796. Leather Bound. Octavo. xvi, 152pp. With a frontispiece and six other engravings printed within a gilt ornamented border, and hand-colored. The frontispiece with a small bit of old staining in the fore-edge, affecting the image slightly; otherwise the illustrations are about Fine. In a binding of full polished calf, double gilt borders on the covers and in the spine compartments; contrasting leather labels with the author and title on the spine; all edges gilt. Marbled endsheets, front and rear boards with inner dentelles; overall a Near Fine copy. See HAZEN 17, p65 for a full description of this edition. Image or additional images available upon request

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        . DEL CONTRATTO SOCIALE. 1° EDIZIONE 1796

      ROUSSEAU JEAN JACQUES DEL CONTRATTO SOCIALE O PRINCIPJ DEL DIRITTO POLITICO. DI JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU, CITTADINO DI GINEVRA. TRADOTTO DAL FRANCESE DA G.MENNINI, ROMANO. In-8° (212x130mm), pp. 237, brossura decorata coeva con dorso rinforzato in carta antica con titolo calligrafato al dorso. Prima edizione stampata a Parigi. Lievi bruniture. Aloni di umidità, piccole lievi macchie nelle pagine ma nel complesso ottimo stato di conservazione. Stampato a Parigi nella stamperia di F. Honnert nel 1796 copia n° 1160

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        An Historical, Geographical, Commercial, and Philosophical View of the United States of America, and of the European Settlements in America and the West-Indies. In Four Volumes

      New York: Tiebout and O'Brien for John Reid. 1796. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F First US Edition. H Hard Cover. Fair. First American edition [1796] of this complete four-volume set of this impressive history and geography of most of the Western Hemisphere, much of which was completed while Winterbotham was confined at Newgate Prison for sedition. First American edition after an earlier issue in 33 weekly installments. Includes all called-for plates except the Plan of Washington (which is usually not present) and does not include the separate atlas, which is considered exceedingly rare. Also includes a hand colored plate of a tobacco plant, this plate with a small margin chip. Subject matter includes each of the existing United States; the Northwest Territory; Canada; Greenland; Louisiana; Mexico; Spanish Dominions in South America (Peru, Chili, Brasil, Paraguay); Cayenne; Amazonia; Patagonia; Jamaica; Barbados; Antigua; Bermuda; Hispanola; Dominica; Grenada; Martinico and several other Caribbean islands. Also includes history of the discovery of America, the Revolution, general information for European settlers, birds, mammals and reptiles of the Americas, treaties, political alliances, and much more. In addition to the 25 plates, there are numerous statistical tables describing various aspects of the locations described. Original full calf with black spine labels, volume numbers and the initials T.W. in gilt on each spine. Vol. I: vi, [2], 590p. + 2 plates. Vol. II: [4], 393p. + 2 plates. Vol. III: [4], 419p. + 5 plates. Vol. IV: [4], 516, [19]p. + 16 plates. Worn, with much edgewear and chipping, cracked joints, covers attached, labels to volumes I and IV quite chipped. Text blocks sound with no loosened pages. Pages age-tanned with some foxing, volume II with a chipped blank near the end, volume III wtih three margin chips, volume IV with the plate of monkeys having their faces "dotted" with old blue ink. Howes W581.

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        Kurze jedoch hinreichende Theorie der Geometrie und Trigonometrie samt dem Wesentlichen der Praxis für Förster, Jäger und andere Feldmesser dieser Art

      Two folding engraved plates. viii, 112 pp. 8vo, cont. mottled sheep-backed paste-paper boards (covers abraded), contrasting vellum lettering piece on spine. Landshut: A. Weber, 1796. First edition and very rare; no copy in listed in OCLC. This is a detailed account of the recently developed methods of computing the volume and mass of trees employing geometry and trigonometry. We learn from the title-page that Schäblen was an instructor of mathematics at the University of Dillingen. Apart from the abrasions, a fine copy with the bookplate of Graf von Seinsheim. ❧ Not in Mantel. .

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        Letters from Mr. Fletcher Christian

      London,: H.D. Symonds, 1796.. Octavo; a very good copy in contemporary polished calf, flat spine banded and ornamented in gilt, tiny crack to front joint; bookplates. The very rare first edition of this wonderful fantasy of the ringleader of the Bounty mutiny. Christian's actual fate would not be known until Captain Mayhew Folger came across the surviving Bounty mutineers on Pitcairn Island in 1808.This fascinating spurious production masquerades as a collection of seven letters from Fletcher Christian after his supposed "escape" from Pitcairn and subsequent adventures in South America. According to the letters printed here Christian mingled with Peruvian nobles, studied Indian languages at St Jago and left Buenos Aires on a voyage to Spain.It is interesting to note that despite the weight of evidence to the contrary, a tradition remains that Christian escaped from Pitcairn and returned to England via South America. Rather as the Lord Lucan story was later to have, the Christian reappearance had its reports of sightings and vocal adherents, including the poet Wordsworth as well as Captain Heywood, the latter being convinced he saw Christian in Plymouth, while Christian's relatives in Cumberland reported that he visited them in 1808.This is an extremely rare book: it is recorded by the NUC, but without any locations noted; it is not recorded in the catalogues of the Kroepelien or Hill collections. This first edition was issued exactly as it appears here, although a frontispiece was added for a second edition issued by the same publisher the following year. Although Ferguson calls for the frontispiece in the first edition, neither the Edge-Partington copy nor a copy catalogued by Maggs Bros. in 1946 contained one.The Bremer/Davidson copy, formerly from the library of the Earl of Morley with his armorial bookplate.Ferguson, 239; not in the catalogue of the Hill collection; O'Reilly-Reitman, 9318.

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        A System of Comparative Anatomy and Physiology 1796

      University of Cambridge 1796. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. Cambridge 1796. Vol. 1 of what was intended to be first fascicule of five, this is the only one published. Harwood was an early developer of blood transfusion. 15 full page engraved plates at rear, blank endpapers toned, else a fine copy. Re-bound in modern cloth. Slim 4to. Scarce

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        Carey's General Atlas

      Philadelphia: Published by Mathew Carey, May 1, 1796. Folio. (16 7/8 x 11 1/4 inches). 45 engraved maps (2 single page, 42 double-page, 1 folding). Lacking the letterpress title. Contemporary brown sheep-backed marbled paper-covered boards, the whole covered with a contemporary sail cloth chemise. Housed in a black chemise and black morocco backed folding box. An unsophisticated copy of this important American atlas, including the first appearance of the very rare, large-scale map of the United States by Samuel Lewis. "Following the Revolution, there was considerable activity in the United States by American mapmakers and publishers. One of them, Mathew Carey, was a pioneer in producing cartographic works ... In 1795 Carey published The General Atlas for Carey's Edition of Guthrie's Geography Improved. William Guthrie's popular textbook was originally issued in London in 1770 ... The sixteen maps of American states included ... were reprinted with five others in his American Atlas, which was also published in 1795 ... The engravers of the maps in both atlases were Barker, Scott, James Thackara, and John Vallance, all of Philadelphia, Samuel Hill of Boston, Amos Doolittle of New Haven, and Benjamin Tanner of New York" (Ristow). Carey's 1796 General Atlas which followed, i.e. the present atlas, contained the same maps as the 1795 Guthrie Atlas, but without mention of Guthrie on the title and with the significant addition of Samuel Lewis's large map of the United States which had not been completed in time for the Guthrie Atlas. The important and highly detailed map, titled "A Map of the United States: compiled chiefly from the State Maps, and other Authentic Information," depicts the young nation as far west as the far side of the Mississippi River, with a large Louisiana Terrritory identified as "Spanish Territory"; an inset shows Florida and the Gulf coast. That map is nearly always lacking from the atlas, although is present in this copy. An idea of its rarity may be gained from the fact that the Siebert copy of this atlas was missing this map, as was one of the only two other copies to sell at auction in the past thirty one years. The last example which did include this map was sold by Sotheby's in 1976 (lot 38, sale 24 February 1976). Wheat and Brun identify two states of the map, this copy an example of the second state with the addition of Carey's tag line above the inset. Evans 30162; Phillips Atlases 683; Sabin 10858.

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        THE AMERICAN ATLAS; CONTAINING THE FOLLOWING MAPS.... [with:] AN HISTORICAL, GEOGRAPHICAL, COMMERCIAL, AND PHILOSOPHICAL VIEW OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND OF THE EUROPEAN SETTLEMENTS IN AMERICA AND THE WEST-INDIES

      New York. 1796.. Reid atlas: Title-leaf plus twenty folding maps (without the added folding plan of Washington, not found in most copies). Winterbotham: Four volumes. vi,[2],590; [4],493; [4],519; [4],516,[19]pp. plus twenty- two (of twenty- six) plates (one in color), lacking portraits of Washington, Penn, and Franklin. Reid atlas: Folio. Half antique calf and marbled boards, calf tipped corners. Titlepage and maps expertly washed and rehinged, signs of foxing remaining on a few maps. Gutter margin on Maine map expertly refurbished. Overall a very good copy. In a folding half morocco and marbled board box to match the Winterbotham text volumes. Winterbotham: Three-quarter antique morocco and marbled boards, spines gilt, leather labels. Tanned, some light foxing, else very good. The Reid atlas is one of the rarest and most interesting of American atlases, preceded only by the 1795 Carey atlas as the earliest United States atlas. It includes detailed engraved maps of North and South America, and the United States, with individual maps of New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and the West Indies. The continent maps, the general map of the United States, and those of Kentucky and Washington are copied from the London edition of Winterbotham. The rest of the maps are original to this work. The Winterbotham properly accompanies the Reid atlas, although the two are usually found separately, noted "First American Edition" on the titlepage, although Howes lists an edition of 1795-96, in thirty-three weekly numbers bound in four volumes. He calls the present, enlarged edition the "best." Winterbotham was prosecuted for sedition for two sermons he preached in 1792. He was found guilty and sentenced to two years' imprisonment and a fine of £100 for each sermon. He wrote the present work while serving time in Newgate Prison. It treats the discovery and early settlement of America, the American Revolution, each of the states of the Northeast and South, the Northwest Territory, Canada, and settlements in South America and the West Indies. Most of the handsome plates illustrate birds, quadrupeds, and reptiles found in the West Indies. The color plate represents the tobacco plant. These are some of the earliest natural history plates produced in Philadelphia. The plate of the tobacco plant (third volume, opposite p.427) is the first color plate regularly published in an American book, here present in a very good impression, "Publish'd by Smith Reed and Wayland New-York." HOWES W581, "b." PHILLIPS ATLASES 1216, 1366. STREETER SALE 77 (atlas). SABIN 104830, 104833. DNB XXI, pp.693-94. RUMSEY 845. EVANS 31647.

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        The American Atlas

      New York: John Reid, 1796. hardcover. very good. Atlas. Illustrated with 17 double uncolored maps and three single page map (fold out map of Washington is missing). Title page includes index. Folio (16 5/8" x 11"). Wear to original marble board and half leather binding. Original paper label on front cover. Overall toning and scattered foxing throughout. Inside back cover is an ink ledger from previous owner. Map of West Indies has a few red watercolor marks. New York: John Reid, 1796. Beautiful early and rare American published atlas. Maps include North America, South America, United States, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware, Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and the West Indies.

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        REAL CEDULA OF S.M. Y SENORES DEL CONSEJO, EN QUE SE MANDA OBSERVAR Y GUARDAR EL TRATADO DE AMISTAD, LIMITES DE NAVEGACION CONCLUIDO Y RATIFICADO ENTRE SU REAL PERSONA Y LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMERICA

      Madrid: En la Imprenta Real, 1796.. 31pp. Folio. Gathered sheets, unstitched. Spine edge of first sheet a bit chipped. Minor soiling and foxing. Very good. In a half morocco clamshell case, cloth chemise. The first printed edition of this far- reaching treaty, present in a certified copy with the Royal Coat of Arms on the title- leaf. The treaty, comprising twenty-three articles, was signed on Sept. 4, 1796. Senator Thomas Pinckney represented the United States in the difficult negotiations. Various clauses of the treaty define the boundaries of Florida, establish the Mississippi as the definite boundary between Spanish Louisiana and the settlements of the United States and, most significantly, secure common navigation of the Mississippi for Americans and Spaniards. After 1783, Spain had asserted her absolute right to the navigation of the Mississippi. To the western settler the Alleghenies and the bad roads were enough to cut off any other route to market than down the river, and it was not easy to restrain acts of forcible defiance of the Spanish claim. The northern states were willing to allow the Spanish claim in return for a commercial treaty, but the southern states protested angrily, and the question threatened the stability of the United States. The specter was not laid to rest until the negotiation and ratification of this treaty, which had wide-reaching ramifications for American expansion. A very rare document. The Maggs- Streeter- Beinecke copy of this document realized $5000 at the Streeter sale in 1967. PALAU 250427. MEDINA 5765. STREETER SALE 1524. SERVIES 715 (later Alaca ed).

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        Letters from Mr. Fletcher Christian

      London,: H.D. Symonds, 1796.. Octavo, a few library stamps in the text, margin of title-page neatly restored, small hole in Contents leaf repaired; recently bound in quarter calf. The very rare first edition of a fascinating spurious production, which masquerades as a collection of seven letters from Fletcher Christian after his "escape" from Pitcairn Island and subsequent adventures in South America. According to the letters printed here, Christian mingled with Peruvian nobles, studied Indian languages at St Jago and left Buenos Aires on a voyage to Spain.It is interesting to note that despite the weight of evidence to the contrary, a tradition remains that Christian escaped from Pitcairn and returned to England via South America. Among the adherents to such a theory were Wordsworth and Captain Heywood, the latter being convinced he saw Christian in Plymouth, while Christian's relatives in Cumberland reported that he visited them in 1808.This is an extremely rare book: it is recorded by the NUC, but without any locations noted; it is not recorded in the catalogues of the Kroepelien or Hill collections. There is no frontispiece in this copy: we believe this first edition to have been issued without any frontispiece, although one appeared in the second edition issued by the same publisher the following year. Ferguson calls for the frontispiece in the first edition, but neither the Edge-Partington copy nor a copy catalogued by Maggs Brothers in 1946 contained one.O'Reilly-Reitman, 9318.

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        The Chase A Poem

      W Bulmer & Co. 1796. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. First (Bewick) Edition 1796. 13 wood-engraved illustrations by Thomas after John Bewick, contemporary inscription to title, superb modern half green morocco by Bayntun, raised bands and gilt titling, new endpapers, gilt, t.e.g., complete with its matching bespoke Bayntun cloth slipcase (slightly faded on one side). Close to Fine copy with no flaws to report.

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        PASTORALE RITUALE ROMANO

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

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      Philadelphia:: Thomas Dobson,. 1796.. A new edition. Very good condition. The second American edition of this fundamental work in economics by the Scottish philosopher and economist, Adam Smith. In three volumes, belonging to Hamilton Fish (1808 - 1893) a great statesman of New York. Fish is admired for his reforms while serving as Secretary of State under President U. S. Grant; he also served as the governor of New York and as a senator. All three volumes signed by Fish inside the front cover, and dated 1827 (also signed on title page of Volumes 1 & 3). Also with the signatures of Anthony Bleeker (1770 - 1827) author, lawyer, one of the founders of the New York Historical Society, and a member of the prominent Bleeker family for whom Bleeker Street in New York City is named.& & 12mo, 412pp; 430pp; 387pp, Index. Full tan morocco, gilt titles on red spine compartments. Covers and spines rubbed; spine ends a bit chipped, head of spine volume 3 a bit tender. Internally, very good. Evans, 31196. Kress, B.3288. ESTC W13002.

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        The American Atlas

      New York: Published by John Reid, 1796. Folio. (16 x 10 1/4 inches). Mounted on guards throughout, letterpress title within decorative border of typographic ornaments, 21 engraved maps and plan on 20 leaves (2 folding, 17 double-page and 2 single-page maps printed on one double-page sheet). [with:] William WINTERBOTHAM. An Historical, Geographical, Commercial, and Philosophical View of the United States of America, and of the European settlements in America and the West Indies. New York: printed by Tiebout and O'Brien, for John Reid, [1795-]1796. 4 volumes, octavo (8 3/8 x 5 1/4 inches). 7pp. list of subscribers at the back of vol.IV. 25 engraved plates (of 26, comprising 4 engraved portrait frontispieces, and 21 engraved plates), extra-illustrated with provisional titles to vol.I and II bound at the rear of the respective volumes. ("Plan of Washington" mentioned in the plate list as being required opposite p.67 here bound in the atlas). Atlas: bound to style in half speckled calf over contemporary marbled paper covered boards, original paper label affixed to the upper cover, flat spine in seven compartments divided by gilt double fillets, red morocco lettering piece in the second compartment. Text: contemporary tree sheep, neatly rebacked to style uniform to the atlas, original red morocco labels. A very fine copy of this rare and important atlas, here including the folding plan of Washington not found in most copies, and with the first American edition of the associated text. by William Winterbotham. The atlas is among the earliest to be published in America and is the first to contain a plan of Washington, D.C. The Reid atlas is one of the rarest and most interesting of American atlases, preceded only by the 1795 Carey and the Clark atlases as the earliest United States atlases. It includes detailed engraved maps of North and South America, and the United States; and individual maps of New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and the West Indies. The continent maps, the general map of the United States, and those of Kentucky and Washington are after maps appearing in London editions of Winterbotham; the remaining maps are original to this work. Although not found in all copies, the atlas is noted for containing an exceptional plan of Washington, D.C. which follows the famed Ellicott plan of 1792: the present copy includes this plan, here in its first state dated 1795, with the publishers listed on the plate as Reid, L. Wayland and C. Smith. The text by Winterbotham is the first American edition of what is a key early history of the United States. Winterbotham was prosecuted for sedition for two sermons he preached in 1792. He was found guilty and sentenced to two years' imprisonment and wrote the present work while serving time in Newgate Prison. It treats the discovery and early settlement of America, the American Revolution, each of the states of the Northeast and South, the Northwest Territory, Canada, and settlements in South America and the West Indies. Most of the handsome plates illustrate birds, quadrupeds, and reptiles found in the West Indies. The color plate represents the tobacco plant (third volume, opposite page 427) and is the first color plate regularly published in an American book, here present in a very good impression. Reid's atlas and Winterbotham's text, intended as a set, are now rarely found together. Evans 31078 & 31647; Howes R170 and W581; NAIP w012698; Phillips Atlases 1216,1366; Phillips Maps pp.595,1005; Rumsey 845; Sabin 69016; Schwartz & Ehrenberg p.215; Streeter Sale 77; 'A Checklist of Printed Plans of Washington, DC 1792-1801' 13.1, in Mapforum Issue 1.

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        Jacques le Fataliste et Son Maitre. 2 volume set

      Paris: Chez Buisson. Early nineteenth century marbled boards with renewed spines and tooled to period style. Marbled eps. Light edge wear. Slight darkening to page ends. Slight spotting to prelims of volume II. Small part of fore edge missing on page 161 of volume I with no impact on text. With certificate of authenticity signed by Buisson on verso of first half title. Overall VG. 1796 [An Cinquiême del la République]. First Edition. Quarter-leather cover. 190mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). 286pp; 320pp. A philosophical novel, the most important of Diderot's later years inspired by Tristram Shandy. .

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        Spiele zur Uebung und Erholung des Körpers und Geistes, für die Jugend, ihre Erzieher und alle Freunde unschuldiger Jugendfreuden

      Schnepfenthal, Buchhandlung der Erziehungsanstalt, 1796.. Engraved allegorical frontispiece, 4 engraved folding plates on full aprons. pp. XVI, 492, 2 lvs. Contemporary boards. 18 x 11,5 cm. First edition. - Gutsmuths was a pioneer of physical education and gymnastics. In this compendium of games and sports he describes 15 different types of ballgame, including Thorball, Schnurball, Fangball, and Prellball. Most importantly he devotes nearly seven pages to "englische Base-ball", the forerunner to American baseball played from at least 1750 by the schoolchildren of Britain. The title of this German work translates as ``Games for the Exercise and Recreation of Body and Spirit for Youth`` and includes a descriptions of various games and sports, including cricket, badminton, golf, croquet, chess, etc. The most notable, however, appears on pages 78-85 under the heading ``Ball mit Freystäten (oder das englische Base-ball)`` -- that is, ``Ball with free station (or English Base-ball).`` The rules that Gutsmiths outlines are familiar: two teams compete, with a pitcher throwing a ball to a batsman who has three attempts to put the ball in play and circle the bases. Although many claim that the rules for modern baseball were first codified in 1845 by the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club, this description precedes it by almost 50 years. - "Gutsmuths`s documentation of the game is an important contribution to baseball history, because it is the strongest surviving evidence of an ancient family of European ball games that may have influcenced the inception of baseball in England" (David Block, Baseball Before We Knew It, 2005, p 182). The first description of rounders or any other baseball-like game did not appear in English until 1828. See also The Dickson Baseball Dictionary, 2011. - Rubbed and bumped. Title page with two small stamps verso, first plate with one small stamp verso.

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        Viaggi dalla China alla costa Nord-Ovest d'America

      Florence,: Giovacchino Pagani, 1796.. Four volumes octavo, with 18 plates, maps and charts, some of them folding; original Italian half blue-green roan and glazed boards, flat spines banded and lettered in gilt; a very attractive set. First Italian version, one of two editions published in the same year (the other was published in Naples). This attractive copy, once in the library of the Pacific Union Club in San Francisco, was sold by Warren Howell in the 1970s. The charming engravings here, redone for this edition by a Florentine artist, include two of Hawaiian subjects and the text describes two important, early visits to the islands in 1787 and 1788. 'This is one of the early and fundamental books on the Northwest coast of America in general and on Alaska in particular. In addition to his voyages from China to America in 1788 and 1789, which form the principal part of this work, Captain Meares describes his earlier voyage to the Northwest coast from Bengal, which took place in 1786 and 1787... This work, profusely illustrated and with many valuable historical documents appended to the main narrative, is of great importance in the study of early trading in furs originating on the Northwest coast and of a serious conflict between the English and the Spaniards in this connection...' (Lada-Mocarski, of the English edition).'John Meares was sent out in 1796 from Calcutta, by a group of merchants, to enter into the fur trade of the Northwest coast of America. Establishing himself at Nootka Sound and flying the British flag, he built the first vessel to be launched in northern waters, made important discoveries, and explored the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The discoveries by Meares were part of the basis for the claim of Great Britain to Oregon. Competition with the Spanish almost caused war between the two countries and the struggle became known as the Nootka controversy. The Spanish seizure of his ships led to the convention by which the Spanish claims to any northern territory were finally disallowed. This important narrative gives a very full account of the Indian nations of Northwest America, describing their villages, languages, manners and customs. It also contains a separate account of the voyage of the Iphigenia, commanded by Captain William Douglas, which visited the Sandwich Islands and Nootka Sound...' (Hill).Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 268; Strathern, 364.

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        The American Universal Geography, or, a View of the Present State of all the Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Republics in the Known World, and of the United States of America in Particular. In Two Parts

      Boston:: Printed by Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer Andrews, Newbury Street,. 1796.. Third edition. Hardcover. Good +. Third edition, corrected and amended; the Introduction revised and amended by Samuel Webber. 2 vols. Vol I: 808pp; Vol. II: 692pp. With 27 maps by Amos Doolittle, including many very early maps of individual states in the United States including New Hampshire and Vermont/ Maine, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick; Massachusetts; Rhode Island and Connecticut; New York; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Delaware and Maryland; North Western Territory; Virginia; Kentucky and Tennessee; North and South Carolina & Georgia. Also "The map of the World" (frontis piece to Part I), North America; Chart of the World, and maps around the world, as well as 1 plate, "Artificial Sphere". Modern binding, half tan leather and green gilt cloth, with gilt title at spines. Map of World strengthened on the verso. "J. Vanderbilt" signature at rear free end paper of Volume I. Scattered foxing throughout, including to folding maps.

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        Catalogus Bibliothecae Historico-Naturalis Josephi Banks

      London,: W. Bulmer, 1796-, 1800.. Five volumes bound in four, octavo, extra-illustrated with two portraits of Banks, manuscript dedication to Baron Cobres on front endpaper of volume IV; a good set in old half calf with marbled boards, volume II not quite matching but with similarly marbled boards, sympathetically rebacked. Rare: the complete private library catalogue of Sir Joseph Banks, with a fascinating provenance. Only 250 copies were printed of this wonderful work, and sets are not often seen for sale, while complete sets are distinctly rare since the fifth volume is more often absent.The few examples that have come onto the market seem almost without exception to have had interesting associations, tending to confirm the supposition that the book was never really published for conventional public sale, being intended rather for presentation among Banks' wide and influential coterie. This set is no exception, with a manuscript note in a secretarial hand to the front endpaper of volume IV noting "Baron Cobres from Sir Joseph Banks". This is particularly appealing, as the natural history collection of the Baron Joseph Paul von Cobres was one of the most significant of its time. Indeed, the annotated catalogue of his collection, the Deliciae Cobresianae of 1782, is considered to be one of the three great private collection catalogues of the eighteenth century, together with the Bibliotheca Riviniana (1727) of the German botanist August Quirinus Rivinus, and this catalogue of Banks' library. It comes as no surprise to find that the Deliciae Cobresianae is listed in Banks' library.Just as intriguingly, a more recent note to the endpaper of the first volume also explains this set's unusual provenance, commenting that four of the volumes present here (I, III, IV, & V) were purchased from a descendant of James Sowerby; volume II, later added, bears the ownership inscription of the chemist W.T. Brande and the stamp of the Glasgow Philosophical Society. Sowerby was an influential natural history artist, perhaps best known to an Australian audience for his collaboration with James Edward Smith on A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland of 1793, the first separately published book on Australian botany. Sowerby also became heavily involved with Sir Joseph Banks.Banks' superb library was ultimately bequeathed to the British Museum. Many voyage writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Dalrymple and Burney among them, acknowledged the debt that they owed to Banks' library and to his generosity in making his books and manuscripts available to them.The catalogue was compiled by Jonas Dryander, the Swedish botanist who succeeded Solander as Banks' librarian in 1782 and later became librarian to the Royal Society and a founder fellow and first librarian of the Linnean Society. Taylor notes that it approaches a 'virtually complete bibliography of eighteenth-century writings on natural history'. The first volume (1798) describes Banks' general books, including voyages and travels, the second (1796) his zoological books, the third (1797) his botanical books, and the fourth (1799) those relating to mineralogy. The fifth volume (1800), which is lacking in three of the nine sets located by Taylor, comprises a supplement and an author index.Besterman, 4151; Carter, p. 223; Petzholdt, p. 546; Taylor, p. 231.

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        Bibliothecae Josephi Garampii Cardinalis

      Materiarum Ordine digestus et Notis Bibliographicis Instructus a Mariano de Romanis. Five vols. 8vo, cont. half-vellum & decorated boards, contrasting leather lettering pieces on spines. Rome: de Romanis, 1796. One of the most important of all private library catalogues as well as one of the rarest; this catalogue was compiled for an inventory sale at the fixed prices marked. "This catalogue deserves a place among the best classified polymathic catalogues for its own sake and as a complement to the contemporary Firmiana and Pinelliana. Prefect of the Vatican archives from 1749 to 1772 and entrusted with the duty of buying books for the Vatican library, Cardinal Garampi (1725-92), was later nuncio in Warsaw and Vienna. His official life explains the nature and quality of his library and the opportunities he had to acquire books... "This well-printed catalogue compiled by Mariano de Romanis...has good tables of contents and excellent indexes of authors (with the titles of books) in each of the four volumes. The prices are printed in the catalogue. The Garampi catalogue with 16,630 items considerably exceeds both the Pinelli catalogue with 12,563 items (12,859 items in the London sale catalogue) and the Firmian catalogue with about 13,000 items... "The figures give no complete idea of the library, but no one can reconstruct it because De Romanis buried thousands of pamphlets in single lots. There are, for example, about 4600 Biblical tracts in Lot No. 8751 and 700 more in the next two lots. With 587 and 580 items, respectively, Lot Nos. 8810 and 8811 devoted to literary history and bibliography would have been sufficient to make any library fortunate enough to acquire them an important center for bibliographical studies. Had De Romanis listed these tracts individually, the Garampi catalogue would be an invaluable guide to eighteenth-century bibliography. But to expect this is to ask for more than he thought of doing and more than the circumstances permitted. The detailed classification, which is reliable as far as I have tested it, the indexes, and the good bibliographical and critical notes make this catalogue a joy to read."-Taylor, Book Catalogues, pp. 242-43. The collection was particularly strong in history (lots 8818-16,630). Vol. I contains a life of Garampi by Girolamo Amati. Fine set. ❧ Nicolini 66. Pollard & Ehrman, p. 204 & Table XXV. .

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        La Jérusalem délivrée, en vers françois

      - A Paris, de l’imprimerie de P. Didot l’aîné, 1796. 2 volumes grand in/4 reliure demi-basane verte, dos à nerfs à caissons dorés, plats en simili maroquin long grain avec roulette dorée, volume 1 : xxiij de préliminaire, 274 p., 20 planches - volume 2 : 278 p., 20 planches. Planches de Cochin gravées par St Aubin. Tome 1 : Tome 2 : 31 feuillets restaurés (galeries d’insectes), 7 et 9 feuillets tachés dans l’angle inférieur droit, auréole sur les 10 derniers feuillets.Baour publie d'abord des satires, puis des traductions (1795) en vers de la Jérusalem délivrée et des poésies d'Ossian. Il fait représenter avec succès la tragédie d' Omasis ou Joseph en Égypte et donne des opéras : Jérusalem délivrée, Aminte, Alexandre à Babylone. Il s'exerce dans tous les genres littéraires, même dans l’Épopée (l’Atlantide, 1812). En 1819, il refond sa traduction du Tasse qui est restée son œuvre principale. Dans ses dernières années, devenu aveugle, il met en vers le poème de Job. Il est élu membre de l'Académie française le 29 mars 1815. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Jacques le Fataliste et Son Maitre. 2 volume set

      Paris Chez Buisson 1796 [An Cinquieme del la Republique]. Early nineteenth century marbled boards with renewed spines and tooled to period style. Marbled eps. Light edge wear. Slight darkening to page ends. Slight spotting to prelims of volume II. Small part of fore edge missing on page 161 of volume I with no impact on text. With certificate of authenticity signed by Buisson on verso of first half title. Overall VG First Edition Quarter-leather cover 190mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). 286pp; 320pp. A philosophical novel, the most important of Diderot's later years inspired by Tristram Shandy.

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        Opere. -

      Filadelfia (= Livorno), Stamperia delle Provincie Unite, 1796-1797.6 voll. In-8. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa con angoli, dorsi con un tassello verde, titolo e vari fregi impr. in oro. Antiporta con ritratto di Machiavelli dis. dal Bronzino ed inc. in rame da R. Morghen, 2 tavv. f.t., una ripiegata, e una tabella ripiegata. Compl. 3528 pp.; grazioso esemplare; carta qua e là lievemente ossidata. Pregiata edizione curata da Gaetano Poggiali. Parenti, Luoghi di stampa falsi, 84. Bertelli & Innocenti, Machiavelli, p. 181, n. 135. Brunet III, 1275: «... (l'édition) la meilleure que l'on eût alors dans ce format».

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        Deutschlands Flora in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen.

      Nürnberg, gedrückt auf Kosten der Verfassers, (1796-] 1798-1862. 163 parts (in 136 volumes). Small-8vo (145 x 95mm) With 2336 coloured plates. Publisher's printed wrappers or old wrappers Apart from 4 text leaves which are lacking in the section on phanerogams and replaced by photocopies, and 11 text leaves and the last 2 parts 35 & 36 (containing plates 49-72 and explanatory text) of the section on fungi and also replaced by (coloured) photocopies, a complete set of this rare work. The 'Deutschlands Flora' is composed in 3 different sections. The first one 'Phanerogamen' has 96 parts with 1440 handcoloured engraved plates, the second section 'Cryptogamen' has 31 parts with 416 handcoloured engraved plates and the third part 'Pilze' has 36 parts with 480 coloured plates. A complete set has not been on the market since decades. Jacob Sturm (1771 -1848) may be considered the most famous engraver of entomological and botanical scientific publications in Germany at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century. During this period Nürnberg still was the centre of fine natural history book production in Germany. Sturm became a great collector of insects and founded the Nürnberg Society for Natural History. His plates are very delicately drawn and depict the smallest details and enjoyed a great popularity among naturalists. As most of his works were published in a small format, they could be purchased by a larger public. "The book contains... neat and attractive little engravings, no more than 5 in. by 3 1/2 in. in size... He thus deliberately chose this minute format in order to make a knowledge of the German flora available by pictures to as many as possible and as cheaply as possible. Despite their smallness, they carry a surprising amount of detail. Jacob Sturm learnt his art from his father, Johann Georg Sturm, who was also a Nuremberg engraver" (Blunt & Stearn p.258-260). Junk 'Rara' I p. 68; Hilpert 'Zum Andenken an Dr. Jacob Sturm, den Ikonographen der deutschen Flora und Fauna', p. 18.

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        L'Aveugle de la Montagne. Entretiens Philosophiques - Le Chant du Cygne ou la vie à venir et l'Immortalité.

      (Parma), (Bodoni), (1796). 1796 In-4° (350x248mm), pp. 30, (2) bianche, brossura coeva marmorizzata. Lievi fioriture interne. Esemplare in barbe e marginosissimo. Edizione impressa senza il nome dell'autore e senza dati tipografici di questi discorsi filosofici di Corneille François de Nelis; Bodoni ne aveva stampato un'altra edizione nel 1795, in-8°, ben più ampia e corredata di numerosi altri "Entretiens Philosophiques". La presente impressione in-4° è un semplice stralcio, contenente il solo "Chant du Cygne", della precedente del '95. L'opera completa era apparsa in edizione originale nel 1789. Il Nelis (Malines, 1736-nel convento camaldolese di Parma, 1798), addottoratosi in teologia a Lovanio, divenne subito dopo la laurea bibliotecario dell'Università della stessa città. Il governo austriaco gli conferì in seguito un canonicato della chiesa cattedrale di Tournai, il cui vescovo lo nominò in breve volgere di tempo proprio vicario. Nominato commissario reale dopo la soppressione dell'ordine gesuita, nel 1784 assurse alla carica di Vescovo di Anversa per interessamento di Giuseppe II. Nel 1794, all'avvicinarsi delle armate francesi, lasciò la propria diocesi per ritirarsi nel convento camaldolese di Parma. Tra i soci fondatori dell'Académie des Sciences et Belles Lettres di Bruxelles, lasciò, oltre all'"Aveugle de la Montagne", un elogio funebre di Maria Teresa e un "De Historia Belgica et ejusdem scriptoribus praecipuis commentatio". Seguace in filosofia del pitagorismo, espose le proprie dottrine nei discorsi dello stesso "Aveugle de la Montagne". Brooks, 640. Biblioteca Angelica, p. 64. La collezione bodoniana della Biblioteca Civica di Saluzzo, 99. Barbier, I, 354. Cfr. Stassart in Michaud, Biogr. Universelle, XXXI, 43 e W. J. H. Price, Corneille François de Nelis, 1954.

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        L'isola d'Islanda...

      Incisione in rame, coloritura originale d'epoca, mm. 360x490. Buon esemplare ad ampi margini, coloritura ed impressione della lastra un po' leggere.

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        Carta del Mar Pacifico del Nord ?.

      Carta geografica dell'oceano Pacifico settentrionale, raffigurante le coste orientali dell'Asia dall'India allo stretto di Bering, e quelle occidentali del Nord America, dalla California all'Alaska. Tratta dalla rara edizione italiana dei "Viaggi dalla China alla costa nord-ouest d'America", del capitano John Meares, luogotenente di James Cook. La carta raffigura le nuove scoperte realizzate dai due esploratori dal 1778 al 1789. Map of the northern Pacific, showing the eastern coast of Asia and the western coast of North America, from California to Alaska. Taken from the rare Italian edition of the "Viaggi dalla China alla costa nord-ouest d'America" by captain John Meares. This map depicts the new discoveries, made between 1778 and 1789, by Cook and Meares. Napoli Naples 570 440

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        Il corso delle stelle osservato dal pronostico moderno Palmaverde. Almanacco Piemontese per l'anno bisestile 1796.

      Stamperia Fontana S.D. In 16°(120x90); pagg. 152 num. incluso il frontespizio. Bell'antiporta con incisione eseguita su legno a piena pagina raffigurante figure allegoriche, frontespizio figurato entro cornice con marca editoriale, testo racchiuso entro cornice a doppio filetto, vignette ovali incise in legno ad ogni segno zodiacale, nel testo. Bella legatura alle armi con blasone dei Savoia che campeggia al centro dei piatti impresso in oro, cantonali e bordure a piccoli ferri. Tagli dorati. Buono stato di conservazione, mende alle cuffie e agli spigoli.

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        Les batimens et les desseins de Andre Palladio recueillis et illustres par Octave Bertotti Scamozzi. Ouvrage divise en quatre volumes, avec des planches, qui representent les plans, les facades, et les coupes. Tome premier-quatrieme (unito a:) Les thermes des romains dessinees par Andre Palladio et publiees de nouveau avec quelques observations par Octave Bertotti Scamozzi d'apres l'exemplaire du Lord Comte de Burlingthon imprime a Londres en 1732

      A VICENCE: CHEZ JEAN ROSSI, 1796-1797 1796 A Vicence: chez Jean Rossi, 1796-1797 In-8 5 voll.(1) c. (antiporta incisa) (2) 100 LII c. (di tav. architettoniche incise); (4) 60 LI c. (di tav. architettoniche incise); (4) 52 LII c. (50 tav. incise); (4) 68 LIV c. (di tav. incise); (2) 59 (1) (1) c. (busto di Palladio) XXV c. (di tav. architettoniche ripiegate). Piena pelle. Al quinto volume (Le Thermes) lieve alone di gora appena visibile che coinvolge tutto l'angolo destro di tutte le pagine. Ottimo esemplare. Il busto di Palladio nell'antiporta del vol. I fu inciso da Bonato su Davide Rossi.The Fowler Architectural Collection p. 195. Per la prima edizione (Le Bariments 1776-1783 e Le Thermes 1785) vedi Cicognara N. 598 e 599.

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        Les liaisons dangereuses. Lettres recueillies dans une société et publiées pour l'instruction de quelques autres par C*** de L***..

      Londres, 1796. 1796 2 volumi in -8, pp. 415 - 398. Figurato con 2 antiporta e 13 tavole fuori testo (in prima tiratura) di Monnet, M.lle Gérard e Fragonard fils, incise in rame da Langlois, Le Mire, Bertaux et Dupréel ,Godefroy, Trière, Patas, Masquelier, Baquoy,et Simonet. Leg. vitello coevo, dorso liscio con dorature, titoli e numerazione dei tomi su tasselli di marocchino verde, piatti inquadrati da filetti dorati (usure alle cuffie e in alcuni punti delle cerniere). Rara edizione, stampata nel 1796 con il tratto doppio sotto la data (caratteristica che la distingue, insieme ad alcune altre differenze tipografiche dalla contraffazione stampata nel 1812). Con le belle illustrazioni che segnano il passaggio dell'estetica del XVIII secolo a quella del XIX. Pierre-Ambroise-François Choderlos deLaclos, scrittore ed ufficiale francese (Amiens, 1741 - Taranto, 1803) entra a diciotto anni come aspirante alla scuola d'artiglieria di La Fère, celebre per il suo insegnamento delle discipline matematiche. Ne esce tenente a ventidue anni dopo aver compiuto studi brillanti. Diventa capitano nel 1771, aiutante-maggiore nel 1772, ed infine Capitano comandante (generale) nel 1780. Nel 1781 Laclos ha quarant'anni, concepisce allora la scrittura de Le relazioni pericolose. Chiede un congedo di sei mesi, si chiude a La Rochelle e scrive di getto uno dei capolavori della letteratura del XVIII°. Agli antipodi dello stile preromantico della sua epoca ma ancora intriso delle atmosfere galanti e libertine del primo Settecento (Crébillon fils soprattutto), Le relazioni pericolose è un'opera amara, lucida, ironica: il libertinaggio vi è messo in scena quanto denunciato. Ma è anche un romanzo d'amore, nel quale Choderlos de Laclos esamina con forza i dettagli del cuore umano, pur condannando i difetti del suo secolo. Laclos morirà in Italia, a Taranto, al seguito dell'armata napoleonica. Cfr. Cohen 235

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        Americas Historia, författad af doctor M.

      Robertson, skottsk historiograph, och öfversatt ifrån fransyskan af Carl Leonard Stålhammar. 1-4. Stockholm, Johan Pehr Lindh, 1796-98. 8:o. (4),+ 252; (2),+ 354; (2),+ 340; (2),+ 214 [står 114] s. Enstaka småfläckar, första och tredje titelbladet med bortriven namnteckning och sid, 75-76 i fjärde delen med reva i marginalen med liten bokstavsförlust. Något nötta samtida skinnband med rikt guldornerade ryggar med beige etiketter och upphöjda bind, pärmarna med förgyllda ramar, hela guldsnitt. Två volymer. Ur den finske konsthandlaren Gösta Stenmans bibliotek, med hans exlibris, utfört av Helene Schjerfbeck. Första svenska upplagan av den skotske upplysningsfilosofen Robertsons amerikanska historia. Originalet, "The History of America", utkom 1777

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        An Accurate System of Surveying with A Supplementary Addition to Moore'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's signature in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Mathematics; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043028. .

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        The Ancient Bee-Master's Farewell, or, full and plain directions for the management of bees to the greateft advantage, disclosing further improvements of the hives, boxes and other instruments to facilitate the operations...: 1st Ed.;

      London, for G. G. & J. Robinson, 1796.. HARDBACK, original full-calf, expertly re-backed, raised bands and gilt lettering on spine label, pages: xvi, 273, plates ii, 125mm x 210mm (5"x 8.25"), former owner's details on title-page, corners a little bumped and rubbed, covers used, small dent in fore-edge of rear cover, light brown mark on two pages, otherwise a very fine, clean and bright copy. From the S A Baldwin Bee Library. British Bee Books No. 154.

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        ISTORIA DELLA CITTÀ DI VERONA SINO ALL'ANNO MDXVII DIVISA IN UNDICI EPOCHE.

      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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