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        La religieuse

      Paris : Chez Buisson, 1796. relié. Un Vol. in 8 (12x20cm). Edition originale, rare, à l'instar de toutes celles de cet auteur. Deux éditions ont paru à la même date chez le même éditeur, la seconde fut en réalité imprimée en Angleterre alors que la véritable originale fut réalisée d'après le manuscrit possédé par les frères Grimm, dont il était déjà paru quelques lettres dans la correspondance littéraire. Tchemerzine II, 965. Plein veau porphyre. Dos lisse à la grotesque. Pièce de titre en maroquin menthe. Roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, pointillés dorés sur les coupes. Tranches jaunes. Très légères traces de frottements sur le dos, coins très légèrement émoussés sans gravité, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve. Reliure très légèrement postérieure. Une trace de pliure aux pages 379-380 en guise de repère de lecture. Bon exemplaire, frais, avec de rares pâles rousseurs. L'origine de ce roman célèbre est une plaisanterie assez cruelle faite par le salon de Mme d'Epinay et qui venait d'acueillir le marquis de Croismare en son sein ; Ce dernier s'occupait d'un procès concernant une jeune fille qui avait été placée dans un couvent contre son gré. Diderot fut chargé d'écrire les lettres de cette jeune fille au marquis, et de lui faire croire à son évasion. Ces lettres constituèrent La religieuse. Le roman resta inachevé et Diderot n'eut guère envie, par prudence, de le publier. En 1780, il modifia son manuscrit, le corrigea, et comme de nombreux manuscrits de l'auteur, ce dernier circula sous le manteau, parmi ses pairs et ses relations. L'oeuvre ne paraîtra qu'après sa mort, en 1796 ; l'odeur de soufre et l'anticléricalisme qui l'habitaient devenant un atout éditorial en cette période révolutionnaire. L'oeuvre se fondant essentiellement sur le choix que chacun peut faire de son destin. Rare et bel exemplaire élégamment établi. - Chez Buisson, Paris _1796, Un Vol. in 8 (12x20cm), (4) 412pp., relié. - relié

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        [Les Classiques] La religieuse

      A Paris: Chez Gueffier jeune et Knapen fils, 1796. relié. 2 tomes en un Vol. in 18 (8x13cm). Rare édition parue la même année que l'originale, imprimée sur papier vergé et illustrée de 2 gravures anonymes différentes de celles de l'édition de Dussart (1797). (Adams, RC3. Tchemerzine-Scheler, II, 971. Inconnu à Cohen). Aucun exemplaire de cette édition n'est recensé dans les catalogues en ligne: elle manque à celui de la BN de France, aux catalogues français et ne figure pas dans le catalogue collectif des bibliothèques américaines. Demi Veau d'époque. Dos lisse orné de roulettes. Pièce de titre de basane rouge et de tomaison en basane noire. Une partie de la coiffe de tête arrachée. Manques au dos. Frottements. Mors supérieur fendu. On connait l'origine de ce roman, plaisanterie assez cruelle faite par le groupe de de Mme d'Epinay et qui venait d'acueillir le marquis de Croismare. Ce dernier s'occupait d'un procès au sujet d'une jeune fille qui avait été placée dans un couvent contre son gré. Diderot fut chargé d'écrire les lettres de cette jeune fille au marquis et de lui faire croire à son évasion. Ces lettres constituèrent La religieuse. Le roman restera inachevé et Diderot n'a guère envie, par prudence, de le publier. En 1780, il modifie son manuscrit, le corrige. Il ne paraîtra qu'après sa mort, en 1796. - Chez Gueffier jeune et Knapen fils, A Paris _An V. 1796, 2 tomes en un Vol. in 18 (8x13cm), (4) 247pp. ; (4) 244pp., Un Vol. relié. - Les Classiques Un Vol. relié

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        A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis; containing a detail of the various crimes and misdemeanours by which public and private property and security are, at present, injured and endangered:

      [title continues:] and suggesting remedies for their prevention. The third Edition, revised and enlarged. By A Magistrate. London: Printed by H. Fry. 1796. half title, xvii, 440, xxvii,pp., with folding tables. Contemporary polished calf with spine with elaborate contrasting bands, armorial bookplate of Archibald Spiers of Elerslee. A very good copy. Not in Goldsmiths'. Radzinowicz in History of the Criminal Law states that this important book was the first time "an attempt had been made to give a comprehensive survey of the state of crime in the metropolis." As the "first [book] in the English language to be written on the subject of the police it must be considered a major work of permanent value and interest. In this work Colquhoun supplied the argument which was later on converted by the determination of Sir Robert Peel into the real foundation of our present system. According to H. Finer in The Police and public safety, "The very essence of Colquhoun's proposals was professionalism combined with unity of command." What was needed, according to Colquhoun was "an active principle, calculated to concentrate and connect the whole Police of the Metropolis and the Nation; and to reduce the general management to system and method, by the interposition of a superintending agency, composed of able, intelligent, and indefatigable men, acting under the direction and control of His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department. On these persons, it is proposed, should devolve the subordinate care and direction of the general Police of the Metropolis." This edition contains a new "Advertisement" dated 1st November, 1796. The work is described on the title page as "revised and enlarged." According to the advertisement the changes are largely to be found in "methodical arrangement of matter." Legal details have also been "revised with peculiar care, particularly in the quotation or recital of the Acts of Parliament referred to, or the definitions of crimes specified."

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        A TREATISE OF PAINTING. Translated from the Original Italian. Illustrated with a great number of cuts. To which is added the Life of the Author, and a Portrait from a Picture in the Duke of Tuscany's Gallery at Florence

      London, printed for I. and J. Taylor, 1796. NEW EDITION, 1796. 8vo, aproximately 215 x 130 mm, 8½ x 5 inches, frontispiece portrait of the artist engraved by T. Milton dated 1796, plus 27 numbered engraved plates of which 5 folding, plus 2 unnumbered folding plates of diagrams at rear, pages (2), xxii, 189, (21) - index, bound in full contemporary calf, rebacked to style, gilt rules to spine, original worn gilt morocco label laid on, original endpapers retained. Covers slightly worn, small chip to leather at fore-edge of upper cover, lower cover marked, corners just showing cardboard at tips, frontispiece water stained, not affecting image, small ink spot in top corner of frontispiece, showing also slightly on title page and a few other pages, name at top of title page, tissue guard lightly foxed with pale offsetting on title page, 2 old inscriptions on blank reverse of title page, pale damp stain to fore-edge margin of 2 plates, A very good copy complete with all plates. This work by Leonardo (1452-1519) was first published in Paris by Raphael du Fresne in 1651 in folio in the Italian text and almost immediately translated into French by Fréart de Chambray. It is one of the most important texts on painting to be written during the Renaissance. It was first published in English in 1721, the name of the translator is not known. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        De la Force du Gouvernement actuel de la France et de la nécessité de s'yrallier.

      [No place], 1796. 8vo. Contemporary (original interims-?) blank grey wrappers. A small piece of paper torn off edge of front-wrapper. A few very neat, professional paper-resorations to wrappers. An excellent, very nice and clean copy. 111, (1 - errata) pp.. The uncommon first edition of Contant's seminal first political work, which came to greatly influence, not only Revolutionary thought, but the entire concept of historical political theory. The work furthermore represents the earliest political ideas of the great future liberalist, whose later so influential liberal theories already shine through in the present work (e.g. when he states "Great art is to control with force, but to control little, to have an iron hand, but to seldom employ it").The present work with the forceful title "On the strength of the present government and the need to support it" became greatly influential within political circles in France at the time. The reason was not only that suddenly a work of great insight and knowledge had appeared and that the young author was clearly one of the sharpest observers on political issues at the time, but the main reason lied in the fact that Constant here presented a radically different way of viewing the political situation in France and the French Revolution than what had previously been dominant. Constant daringly set out to establish the Republic in public opinion, in order to root it firmly in the law. His primary argument was that the French Revolution must be seen as part of a historical necessity. At the time, Burke was the main source of idealistic nourishment for the counter-revolutionaries, and Constant suddenly presented a way of thought that refuted him on most points and revolutionized the way of viewing the problems of the causes of 1789. According to Constant, the break with the "Ancien Régime" was not a sudden break caused by individuals, it represented the very concept of equality, an inevitable part of historic reason, a part that had not just emerged, but which had been at force from the very beginning. And thus, according to the present work, the end of the "Ancien Régime" was an inevitable part of history and furthermore that which inaugurated modern equality. Constant later became one of the leading members of the liberal opposition to Napoleon and thereafter to the restored Bourbon monarchy, and he caused great sensation with his political works. In the present work we are presented with his earliest political theories and are able to view the emergence of the thoughts that so greatlycame to influence the political theory of the 19th century . "He was a child prodigy of Enlightenment Europe, who had studied classical antiquity, history and philosophy in the best universities of the era, in Germany and Edinburgh. He was twenty-eight years old. He was at last in Paris, the centre of universal history since 1789. There was no sharper observer on the political situation... His entire thinking, even ahead of his ambitions and interests, drew him to support the new world born in 1789. But from his vast range of studies he had also retained the classic impossibility of establishing a Republican government in a large country: modern nation-states were too immense for the people to vote laws, as they had in Athens. In Thermidorian France, facts seemed to have endorsed that politico-philosophical dilemma, since the 1792 Republic had been unable to apply its own constitution, and had degenerated into a terrorist dictatorship. In doing so, it had added an element of emotive revulsion to what had hitherto been merely the philosophical acknowledgement of a contradiction. Benjamin Constant did not truly belong to the Thermidorians, because he had not shared their past, having lived outside France until 1795; but this young man would be their profoundest thinker. In April 1796 he published a pamphlet entitled "De la force du gouvernement actuel et la nécessité de s'y rallier (On the strength of the present government and the need to support it). A significant title, which meant the opposite of what it proclaimed, at least in its first part: the government was weak, therefore it needed support. In fact, Constant was attempting to reply to the wave of reaction which had shown itself on 13 Vendémiaire and continued to accompany the first steps of the new regime. He had buckled down to a daunting, almost impossible, task: to establish the Republic in public opinion, in order to root it firmly in the law, two years after the Terror and several months after the decrees of the twothirds." (Francois Furet, Revolutionary France, 1770-1880, p. 169)

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        [AUTOGRAPH MEMORANDUM REGARDING THE DETENTION OF THE SHIP HOLLAND ON AUGUST 7, 1796]

      [Np. 1796]. [4]pp. One bifolium sheet, each page measuring 9 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. Old fold lines, some tanning and tearing to one interior fold. Else clean. Very good. John Trumbull's undated account of the British detention of the ship Holland of Philadelphia, captained by Joseph Dawson. Trumbull, during a period when he engaged in commercial trading in Europe, was travelling with his cargo of brandy from Rochefort, France to Gothenburg, Sweden aboard the Holland when she was stopped and boarded by the British fourteen-gun brig-sloop Suffisante, under the command of Captain Nicholas Tomlinson. Captain Tomlinson demanded to see the Holland's papers and then went about detaining most of the ship's crew aboard his own vessel. Trumbull, highly outraged at the delay of his cargo and the imposition upon his fellow countrymen, wrote the following note, included in the memorandum, to Captain Tomlinson: "To Captain Tomlinson of the Armed Brig the Suffisante in the Service of his Britannic Majesty. Colonel Trumbull, late Secretary to Mr. Jay, who negotiated the present Treaty between Great Britain and America, and Owner of the Cargo of the Ship Holland, presents his Compliments to Captn Tomlinson; has the Pleasure to send him a Copy of the Treaty abovenamed; and begs Captain Tomlinson to Reflect whether consitantly [sic] with the Articles which Mr. T has marked, it is Justifiable to divert the Holland from her Course, the ship being American built, the Property of Mr. Johnson, the American Consul in London, and the Cargo the property of Col. Trumbull, who also is a well-known American. If Captn. Tomlinson persists in taking the ship out out of her Course, Col. Trumbull particularly protests against his removing either Capt. Dawson or any of the People from on board. But, Captain Tomlinson should be very secure that He is Justified by his Instructions on this occasion, as either He or his Instructors must answer for the consequences of an Act against which Colonel Trumbull hereby formally protests, as a direct violation of the Treaty, & good Harmony which subsist between the United States of America and Great Britain." Shortly thereafter, Captain Dawson and his crew were returned to the Holland and Captain Tomlinson even came aboard and "behaved very civilly, drank a glass of claret with us, and returned on board his Brig." There is no indication of the intended audience for this document. It has the appearance of a draft, as there are several bits crossed out or amended. It is possible that this episode was recorded for inclusion in Trumbull's autobiography, though it does not appear in that volume, or for possible diplomatic use later. Hailed as the official painter of the Revolution, Trumbull studied painting and art in England and France. The youngest son of the governor of Connecticut, the elder John Trumbull very much wanted his son to go into law. Trumbull did study the law, but gladly joined the fight against the British when the Revolution broke out. He eventually served as Washington's second aide-de- campe, having been brought to the General's attention through some very accurate drawings he had made of British gun emplacements. He rose to the rank of colonel as a deputy adjutant- general, but resigned the commission he finally received because it was dated three months late, a slight his honor could not tolerate. He refused to return to the law, finding it quite distasteful, and chose instead to pursue his true passion, art, against his family's wishes. Though he was never particularly wealthy in this pursuit, he did achieve a certain amount of success in his own lifetime. Among his most famous works are those commissioned in 1817 by Congress to adorn the Capitol building: "The Surrender of General Burgoyne at Saratoga," "The Surrender of General Cornwallis at Yorktown," "The Declaration of Independence," and "The Resignation of General Washington." DAB XIX, pp.11-15. Helen A. Cooper, JOHN TRUMBULL: THE HAND AND SPIRIT OF A PAINTER (Yale, 1982), pp.10-11. John Trumbull, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF COLONEL JOHN TRUMBULL (Yale, 1953).

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        View of the City of Ten-Tchoo from the anchorage of the Hindostan in the Strait of Mi-A-Tau bearing South-west

      London: Published by George Nicol, April 12th, 1796. Engraving. Printed on wove Whatman paper watermarked 1794. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark on lower edge of left margin. Image size: 20 x 28 1/4 inches. 23 1/8 x 30 1/8 inches. This sweeping series of views is from Staunton's seminal text "An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China", which was a record of the Earl of Macartney's embassy to the Emperor of China. Macartney was dispatched to Beijing in 1792, traveling via Madeira, Tenerife, Rio de Janeiro, the Cape of Good Hope and Indonesia. He was accompanied by Staunton, and a retinue of suitably impressive size, including Staunton's 11-year-old son who was nominally the ambassador's page. On the embassy's arrival in China it emerged that the 11-year-old was the only European member of the embassy able to speak Mandarin, and thus the only one able to converse with the Emperor. The embassy, the first such to China, had two objectives: the first to register with the Emperor, British displeasure at the treatment that the British merchants were receiving from the Chinese, the second to gain permission for a British minister to be resident in China. The first objective was achieved, the second was not. Macartney was twice granted an audience with the Emperor and in December 1793 he was sumptuously entertained by the Chinese viceroy in Canton, and returned to England via Macao and St. Helena, arriving in September 1794. This important text produced some of the earliest accurate maps of the interior of China and provided many invaluable geographical and cultural observations. This rare print depicts the Shantung Peninsula, and includes one harbor view and two elevations printed on one sheet. The top elevation depicts Cape Macartney and Staunton's Head from the north east, while the middle elevation shows Cape Macartney and Cape Gower from the north west. At the bottom is a view of the city of Ten-Tchoo-Foo from the ocean. Brunet V,525; Cordier Sinica 2381-2383; Cox I, 344; Hill p.280; Lust 545

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        für praktische Forst- und Jagdkunde, in alphabetischer Ordnung ausgearbeitet von einer Gesellschaft Forstmänner und Jäger

      Engraved vignettes on each title & one folding printed table of music & verse. 1 p.l., xv, [1], 826 pp.; 2 p.l., 898 pp.; iv, 755 pp. Three vols. 8vo, cont. mottled half-sheep & paste-paper boards (occasional light foxing), spines gilt, contrasting leather lettering pieces on spines. Leipzig: Schwickert, 1796-96-97. First edition and very rare. "Seltenes, anonym erschienenes und wegen seiner äusserst detaillierten jagdlichen Begriffsinhalte jadgeschichtlich bedeutendes Lexikon."-von Knorring 494. This work contains an extremely comprehensive index at the end of nearly 200 pages. Fine set from the library of Graf von Seinsheim with his bookplate in each volume. ❧ Mantel, I, 19. .

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        Bowles's New One-sheet Map of the Independent States of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pensylvania [sic.], New Jersey. New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island. &c. comprehending also the habitations & hunting countries of the confederate Indians

      London: printed for the Proprietors Bowles & Carver, [circa 1796-1800]. Copper-engraved map, with full original colour, overall in very good condition. 21 x 27 1/2 inches. A rare late issue of an important map by `the leading American geographer of his day' (Stephenson & McKee) This 'landmark map'(op.cit.) was first published in 1755 with the title A general Map of the Middle British Colonies in America. It was available either as a separate publication or bound into Evans' Geographical, Historical, Political. Philosophical and Mechanical Essays. The First Containing an Analysis of a General Map of the Middle British Colonies in America (Philadelphia: Benjamin Franklin and David Hall, 1755). `Evans was the leading American geographer of his day. He incorporated into his map a wealth of geographical information not previously available on other maps, especially for the Ohio country. Extending from Quebec to Virginia and from the Atlantic coast to the Ohio River, his map was published in numerous authorized and pirated editions throughout the remainder of the eighteenth century' (op.cit.). The Bowles piracy was one of the longest lived versions: John Bowles first issued a version of Evans' map in about 1760 and continued to do so for the rest of the century with alterations to the imprint and occasional changes of title. The present example shows the Bowles piracy in its final form, and appears to be considerably rarer than a number of the earlier issues: no copies of this issue are listed as having sold at auction in the past thirty years. Cf. Brown Early Maps of the Ohio Valley 41 (the original Philadelphia issue); cf. Degrees of Latitude 34 (Philadelphia issue); cf. Gipson Lewis Evans; W. Klinefelter `Lewis Evans' in Transactions of the American Philosophical Society (1971) N.S., Vol.LXI, p.56; B. McCorkle New England 760.3 issue 6; cf. Schwartz & Ehrenberg The Mapping of America p.165 (Philadelphia issue); cf. Stephenson & McKee Virginia in maps p.82 (Philadelphia issue); cf. H.N. Stevens Lewis Evans His Map of the Middle British Colonies in America (1924) (does not include this issue); cf. Stevens & Tree 29 and 30 (does not include this issue); cf. Suárez Shedding the Veil 57 (Philadelphia issue).

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        A TREATISE ON THE IMPROVEMENT OF CANAL NAVIGATION; EXHIBITING THE NUMEROUS ADVANTAGES TO BE DERIVED FROM SMALL CANALS. WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE MACHINERY FOR FACILITATING CONVEYANCE BY WATER THROUGH THE MOST MOUNTAINOUS COUNTRIES, INDEPENDENT OF LOCKS AND AQUEDUCTS: including observations on the great importance of water communications, with thoughts on, and designs for, aqueducts and bridges of iron and wood

      London: I. & J. Taylor, 1796. First Edition. Hardcover. Old and neat paper repair to top margins of title page and contents page, not affecting text. Near Fine in sturdy binding. Robert Fulton. Quarto (8" x 10") bound in later navy blue cloth. xvi, 144 pages. Illustrated with 17 plates after original drawings executed by the author. A significant book in the history of early American engineering and technology. In addition to developing steamboats, Fulton also did much to advance the cause of inland navigation, this work being his chief argument and the only substantial work ever published by this pioneer of steam navigation, though Fulton's pamphlet TORPEDO WAR AND SUBMARINE EXPLOSIONS, published in 1810, would revolutionize naval warfare. In addition to chapters on canals, there are also chapters on boats, railroads, and bridges. Howes F-418; Kress B.3129; Sabin 26201. Lacking, as usual, the ads. Also no portrait, though no copy other than that listed in Sabin has been documented with one. A copy of this book was sent to George Washington.

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        Bowles's New One-sheet Map of the Independent States of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pensylvania [sic.], New Jersey. New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island. &c. comprehending also the habitations & hunting countries of the confederate Indians

      London: printed for the Proprietors Bowles & Carver, [circa 1796-1800]. Copper-engraved map, with full original colour, overall in very good condition. 21 x 27 1/2 inches. A rare late issue of an important map by `the leading American geographer of his day' (Stephenson & McKee) This 'landmark map'(op.cit.) was first published in 1755 with the title A general Map of the Middle British Colonies in America. It was available either as a separate publication or bound into Evans' Geographical, Historical, Political. Philosophical and Mechanical Essays. The First Containing an Analysis of a General Map of the Middle British Colonies in America (Philadelphia: Benjamin Franklin and David Hall, 1755). `Evans was the leading American geographer of his day. He incorporated into his map a wealth of geographical information not previously available on other maps, especially for the Ohio country. Extending from Quebec to Virginia and from the Atlantic coast to the Ohio River, his map was published in numerous authorized and pirated editions throughout the remainder of the eighteenth century' (op.cit.). The Bowles piracy was one of the longest lived versions: John Bowles first issued a version of Evans' map in about 1760 and continued to do so for the rest of the century with alterations to the imprint and occasional changes of title. The present example shows the Bowles piracy in its final form, and appears to be considerably rarer than a number of the earlier issues: no copies of this issue are listed as having sold at auction in the past thirty years. Cf. Brown Early Maps of the Ohio Valley 41 (the original Philadelphia issue); cf. Degrees of Latitude 34 (Philadelphia issue); cf. Gipson Lewis Evans; W. Klinefelter `Lewis Evans' in Transactions of the American Philosophical Society (1971) N.S., Vol.LXI, p.56; B. McCorkle New England 760.3 issue 6; cf. Schwartz & Ehrenberg The Mapping of America p.165 (Philadelphia issue); cf. Stephenson & McKee Virginia in maps p.82 (Philadelphia issue); cf. H.N. Stevens Lewis Evans His Map of the Middle British Colonies in America (1924) (does not include this issue); cf. Stevens & Tree 29 and 30 (does not include this issue); cf. Suárez Shedding the Veil 57 (Philadelphia issue).

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        Catalogo ragionato de' libri stampati in vicenza e suo territorio nel secolo xv. con un'appendice de' libri de vicentini, o spettanti a vicenza, che in quel secolo si stamparono altrove. in vicenza, vendramini mosca, 1796.

      Cm. 17,5, pp. (2) x, 246. Solida ed elegante legatura di poco posteriore in cart. rigido, dorso liscio con filetti e titoli in oro su tassello. Esemplare genuino ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Ben completo dell'occhietto spesso mancante contenente: ""Laus artis tipographicae ex Nicodemo Cardelio Lucensis"". Edizione originale, di grande rarità.

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        LA DIVINA COMMEDIA DI DANTE ALLIGHIERI.

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

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        Introduction à l'analyse des infiniment petits par M. Euler. Premiere partie. De la nature des fonctions des quantités variables, traduite du latin par M. Pezzi; précédée de l'éloge de M. Euler prononcé à la rentrée de l'Académie royale des sciences, le 6 février 1785 par M. le Marquis de Condorcet.Strasbourg: Librairie Académique, 1786. First edition in French.

      Fine copy in contemporary full calf. The scarce first translation of Euler's great work 'Introductio in Analysin Infinitorum' which contains Condorcet's eulogy of Euler. The second volume was never published (a full French translation by Labey, but without the eulogy, was published in Paris 1796-97).. Engraved portrait of Euler, (6), IV, 44(eulogy), XII, 346, (2:errata) pp. and 1 folding table. Eneström 101A

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        ATWOOD (George) The Construction and Analysis of Geometrical Propositions, Determining the Positions Assumed by Homogeneal Bodies Which Float Freely, and at Rest, on a Fluid's Surface;

      Also Determining the Stability of Ships, and of Other Floating Bodies, 46-130; Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 86, Parts I and II (complete), bound in one volume for 1796. * "Atwood entered Trinity College in 1765, subsequently taking active part in reviving natural philosophy teaching in Cambridge. On 13 June 1776 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society. He demonstrated elementary mechanics and hydrostatics with pulleys, pendulums, and air-pumps, as well as electricity, magnetism, and optics, including Leonhard Euler's principles of achromatic lenses. The lectures drew large audiences, including William Pitt, and complemented the reform of 1779 that overhauled the Senate House examination and highlighted mathematical expertise." (ODNB) The present work is his major contribution on the stability of floating bodies, comparing the mathematics of flotation with the performance of the Cuffnells, an East India Company ship built by Randall and Brent. His conviction being that the "imperfections in the theory of vessels, are amongst the causes which have contributed to retard the progress of naval architecture, by increasing the hazard of failure in attempting to supply its defects by experiment. doubts which can be resolved only by having recourse to actual trial: a species of experiment rarely undertaken under the impressions of uncertain success, when the objects of it are so costly. To the imperfections of theory, may also be attributed that steady adherence to practical methods, rendered familiar by usage, which creates a disposition to reject rather than to encourage, proposals of innovation in the construction of vessels." * Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 86, Parts I and II (complete), bound in one volume for 1796, comprising, vi, (2), 510, (10)pp., quarto, with 15 engraved plates (mostly folding or extending), late 19thC morocco backed library cloth with a neat unlinked library name stamp on general title, foot of last leaves and occasionally elsewhere, a good copy, London, Elmsly printer to the Royal Society,1796. * A FULL LIST OF CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME SENT ON REQUEST. Other papers include: ABERNETHY (John) Some Particulars in the Anatomy of a Whale, pp.27-33; LLOYD (John) An Account of the Late Discovery of Native Gold in Ireland, pp.34-37; MILLS (Abraham) A Mineralogical Account of the Native Gold Lately Discovered in Ireland, pp.38-45; HERSCHEL (William) On the Method of Observing the Changes That Happen to the Fixed Stars; With Some Remarks on the Stability of the Light of Our Sun. To Which is Added, a Catalogue of Comparative Brightness, for Ascertaining the Permanency of the Lustre of Stars, pp.166-226; BROUGHAM (Henry) Experiments and Observations on the Inflection, Reflection, and Colours of Light, pp.227-277; HATCHETT (Charles) An Analysis of the Carinthian Molybdate of Lead; with Experiments on the Molybdic Acid. To Which are Added Some Experiments and Observations on the Decomposition of the Sulphate of Ammoniac, pp.285-339; HERSCHEL (William) On the Periodical Star..[alpha] Herculis; With Remarks Tending to Establish the Rotatory Motion of the Stars on Their Axes. To Which is Added a Second Catalogue of the Comparative Brightness of the Stars, pp.452-482.

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        Oeuvres completes de Jean Racine, nouvelle édition, ornée de figures dessinées par Lebarbier, et gravée sous sa direction.

      1-4. Paris, chez Detterville, de l'imprimerie de Didot Jeune, 1796. 8vo. Engr. portrait,+ iii-xx,+ 427 pp.+ 5 engr. plates; (2),+ 436 pp.+ 5 engr. plates; (2),+ 401 pp.+ 2 engr. plates; (2),+ 488 pp. Contemporary red half morocco, Richly gilt spines with labels, all edges yellow. Four volumes. Cohen-De Ricci 849. Fine set, printed on thick paper. The portrait is by Santerre and engraved by Gaucher, and the 12 plates by Lebardier

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        Geometria pratica del signor le clerc per uso della studiosa gioventu' e d'ogni genere di persone. traduzione del franzese adorna di bellissime figure in rame. in venezia, presso antonio zatta, 1796.

      Due parti legate in un volume di cm. 16, pp. (24) 308+ 2 ccb.; (4) 347 (9). Al primo volume bell'antiporta allegorica e 82 figure a piena pagina; al secondo volume 32 figure su tavole ripiegate fuori testo. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Ottima legatura coeva in cart. rigido ricoperto in carta dipinta e con titoli ms. al dorso. Esemplare fresco e genuino, in barbe e perfetto stato di conservazione.

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        Roman Comique.

      3 vols. Paris 1796. With portrait of the author and 15 plates by Le Barbier, all copperengraved. VII + 277 + VIII + 252 + XIII + 196 p. Bound in 2 nice contp. full leatherbindings with goldborders on spine and boards and with coloured labels on spine

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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

      G.G. and J. Robinson 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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        Encampment of Pilgrims, Jericho April 1st 1839

      F.G. Moon London: F.G. Moon. unbound. very good. Louis Haghe. View. Tinted lithograph with hand coloring, mounted on card, as issued. Image measures 9.5" x 13 3/8", sheet measures 16.25" x 23.75". 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 and glue residue along edges, image unaffected.

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        Emil eller om Opdragelsen. Seks Deele. Oversat af Fransk (af Jo. Werfel) og udgiven med Tydsklands Opdragelsesrevisorers og en Deel Danske oplysende, bestemmende og rettende Anmærkninger.

      Kbh. (Copenhagen), Sebastian Popp, 1796 - 99. 8vo. Bound in six cont. uniform hcalfs w. gilt title- and tome-labels on backs, backs w. gilt lines. Backs and corners w. traces of use, but a fine and clean copy on good paper (skrivepapir). XXX, 336; (8), 346; 368; 372; 352; XXVI, 324 pp.. Rare first Danish edition of Rousseau's monumental work (Emilius, or an Essay on Education), being one of the absolutely most important and influential works on education. Virtually no work has had as great an impact on paedagogics as this one. Being one of the most influential thinkers of the 18th century, Rousseau is considered one of the indirect causes of the French Revolution. In Rousseau one certainly finds one of the most influential spokesmen for 18th century thought, and it is primarily the thoughts of him and Voltaire that are put into action with the Revolution. Not only in France can the effects of his philosophy and thoughts on upbringing and education be clearly seen; -his ideas were of decisive character to the generation of artists, writers, poets, philosophers etc. in the beginning to middle of the 19th century, which seminally affects Danish thought, as it is in this period that our most important and famous cultural personas are being influenced (e.g. H.C. Andersen and Søren Kierkegaard); thus this first Danish translation is of great importance and interest. In Danish literature there is talk about the Rousseauan spirit, and it is in this spirit that the entire literary production of H.C. Andersen can be viewed, -directly or indirectly. Rousseau's three main thoughts in Émile - on the childlike, on the natural and on simple religious faith - fits like a glove on the main messages and morals of H.C. Andersen's works.Søren Kierkegaard is known to have owned a copy of Rousseau's Émile in French as well as a copy of this first Danish translation (see "Auktionsprotokol over Søren Kierkegaards Bogsamling" no. 941-43). As opposed to H.C.A., though, the philosophy and educational program of Rousseau does not correspond with the Christianity of Kierkegaard, who, however, quotes and comments on R. and his writings on several occasions in his diaries.In Émile, Rousseau poses an entirely new approach to education and the upbringing of children. His thoughts were exceedingly controversial, the work was burnt by the executioner immediately after its first appearance and Rousseau had to flee the country due to a warrant for his arrest. There is no need to say that these new thoughts were also widely influential on Danish thought, and this especially after the appearance of the Danish translation (34-37 years after the French original). Not only Kierkegaard and H.C.A. were influenced by this great thinker, so were the likes of Ingemann, one of our greatest poets."The first and last of these (i.e. Héloise and Émile), with their sentimental expression of deism, gave much offence, and Rousseau, like Voltaire, was forced to flee to Prussia. Restless and locally unpopular, he fled again to England, where he had a great welcome. Hume, who had offered him asylum, looked after him patiently..." (PMM 207, Printing and the Mind of Man). Bibliotheca Danica IV:1004

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        An account of the campaign in the West Indies, in the year 1794,

      London, printed by T. Bensley for G. Nicol, 1796. [12] + iv + 149 [2] + 62 large pp + 6 plates + plan of Fort Bourbon in Martinique and map of the island with two aquatint engravings in text. 1st ed., two plates with skilfully repaired tears, some pages with fine diagonal knife cuts in margin only, which are barely noticable. Original half calf with new spine. 13 x 18in The author was a chaplain with the British navy at the time of the occurrence of the events described. Rare. Fine aquatint views of Martinique and Guadeloupe.

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        De Rerum Natura Libros Sex, ad Exemplarium MSS. fidem recentitos longe emandatiores reddidit, Commentariis perpetuis illustravit, Indicibus instruxit; et cum Animadversionibus Ricardi Bentelii, non ante vulgatis, aliorum subinde miscuit Gilbertus Wakefield. 3 Vols.

      London, Impensis Editoris, Typis A. Hamilton, 1796-97. Folio. (37,5x28,5 cm. - i.e. large paper-copy). Bound in 3 contemporary full longgrained morocco, gilt spines and gilt borders on boards. Boards with broad blindtooled borders. Very light wear to spines, a few scattred scratches to covers. All edges gilt. Engraved portrait (Gilbert Wakefield). (88), XXIV, (1), 382; (12), 404, (4); (12), 396, (4) pp. + Index Criticum + Index Vocabularum + Addenda 1798 (4) pp. Internally clean and fine, printed on heavy paper, wide-margined. This is one of the 50 copies on large paper described by Dibdin and Lowndes.. A fine copy of Wakefield's famous, critical edition of the classic poem on the construction of the world. Dibdin notes that "of this work about 50 copies were struck off on large paper, in folio; and, owing to a number of them having been destroyed by fire, with the printing-office in which they were deposited, they used to sell at a very extraordinary prize.""This is a very splendid and critical edition. We are not, perhaps, sufficiently removed from the prejudices and passions of the age, to appreciate justly the merits and defects of this magnificent work;...we may have to wait the lapse of many years, before a correct and candid opinion...can be pronounced on the Lucretius of Wakefield....The edition presents us, for the first time, with some manuscript notes of Bently...also with some notes from a MS in the university of Cambridge." (Dibdin II, p.203 ff)."Lucretius's only work is De Rerum Natura, a didactic poem in 6 books, in which the poet expounds the physical theory of Epicurus(q.v.) with a view to abolishing superstitious fears of the intervention of the gods in the world and of the punishment of the soul in an after-life. This he accomplishes by demonstrating that the world is governed by the mechanical laws of nature ('foedera naturai') and that the soul is mortal and perishes with the body. The bulk of the poem is occupied in setting out in detail the atomic view of the universe, which Epicurus adopted with the modifications from the Atomist Leucippus and Democritus..."(The Oxford Classical Dictionary)

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        Poems by Goldsmith and Parnell; together with The Chase. A Poem. By William Somerville

      W. Bulmer London: W. Bulmer, 1795; 1796. Quarto. Two books bound together in one volume: xx, 76; xv, vii, 126pp. First editions thus. With a fore-edge painting by the "double-line" painter depicting the pastoral village of Lissoy where Oliver Goldsmith spent his youth, standing in for the pseudonymous town of Auburn in Goldsmith's poem, "The Deserted Village." The artist has written the title, "Lissoy ('Auburn' of 'The Deserted Village')," on the flyleaf in pen. The first book in the volume, Poems by Goldsmith and Parnell, is illustrated with five full-page, wood-engraved plates and eight wood-engraved vignettes drawn by Robert Johnson or John Bewick, and engraved by Thomas Bewick. The second book, The Chase by William Somerville, has thirteen wood-engraved vignettes, including title pages, engraved by Thomas Bewick after designs by John Bewick. The Bewick brothers were the leaders of the development of the art of wood engraving at the end of the eighteenth century. In particular, Thomas Bewick extended the range of the art by creating "a new conception of the black and white picture." These books were splendidly printed by Bulmer at his Shakespeare Printing Office. In The Bewick Collector, Thomas Hugo describes Poems by Goldsmith and Parnell as "A magnificent result of the efforts of the wood engraver, type-founder, papermaker, and printer" and writes that The Chase "contains the best specimens of John Bewick's abilities as a designer." Bound in contemporary red straight-grain morocco with double-fillet border and a wide double-fillet frame with semi-circle insertions. This special presentation of the two books was done for Baronet Sir John James Smith, whose gilt armorial coat-of-arms is stamped in the center of the covers. With marbled endpapers and gilt dentelles to the inside edges of the covers. Housed in a matching chemise and slipcase. Binding shows some light rubbing and wear, slight bump to bottom edge of front cover, else a fine copy with a bright fore-edge painting. The bookplate of Sir John James Smith has been covered over by the armorial bookplate of Frederick S. Deck.

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        Discorsi elementari di anatomia e fisiologia di giovanni presciani p. professore nella r. universita' di pavia ad uso della sua scuola. parte prima.milano, presso luigi veladini in contrada nuova. si vende anche da michele miazzi librajo in pavia di contro alla r. universita', 1794in 8, [mm. 187 x 112], pp. (4) - 180 con 4 tavv. ripiegate f.t. con indice e carta di errata legata dopo la lettera dell'editore.unito con:discorsi elementari di anatomia e fisiologia di giovanni presciani p. professore nella r. universita' di pavia ad uso della sua scuola. parte seconda.milano, presso luigi veladini in contrada santa radegonda. si vende anche da michele miazzi librajo in pavia di contro alla r. universita', 1796.pp. 205 - (1), con 7 tavv. ripiegate f. t.unito con:discorsi elementari di anatomia e fisiologia di giovanni presciani p. professore nella r. universita' di pavia ad uso della sua scuola. parte seconda.milano, presso luigi veladini in contrada santa radegonda. si vende anche da miche

      LE MIAZZI LIBRAJO IN PAVIA DI CONTRO ALLA R. UNIVERSITA', 1796.PP. 205 - (1), CON 7 TAVV. RIPIEGATE F. T.

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