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

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

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        Approach of the Simoon_Desert of Gizeh

      London: F.G. Moon. unbound. very good. Louis Haghe. View. Tinted lithograph. Image including text measures 14.25" x 19 1/8", sheet measures 24 1/8" x 16.5". Exquisite view of the Sphinx during a simoon (or simoom), a severe wind storm, from David Roberts' "Views in the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia". Born in Scotland, Roberts (1796-1864) gained renown as a landscape artist from documenting his extensive travels through Spain and the Near and Middle East. His most well known work, "Views in the Holy Land...Egypt and Nubia" illustrates Roberts' trip in 1838-39. The subsequent publication was issued in 41 parts between 1842 and 1849. This magnificent set was a collaborative project between Roberts and the skilled printer Louis Haghe (1806-1885) and is recognized as one of the most important lithographic works of the 19th century. Light scattered foxing, chips to lower left edge and right corner, image unaffected.

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        MARCHMONT. A novel

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

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        The Birth and Triumph of Love

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

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        Charte von America.

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

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

      London: F.G. Moon. unbound. very good. Louis Haghe. View. Tinted lithograph. Image including text measures 14 5/8" x 19.5", sheet measures 17" x 23.75". Beautiful mountainous view from David Roberts' "Views in the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia". Born in Scotland, Roberts (1796-1864) gained renown as a landscape artist from documenting his extensive travels through Spain and the Near and Middle East. His most well known work, "Views in the Holy Land...Egypt and Nubia" illustrates Roberts' trip in 1838-39. The subsequent publication was issued in 41 parts between 1842 and 1849. This magnificent set was a collaborative project between Roberts and the skilled printer Louis Haghe (1806-1885) and is recognized as one of the most important lithographic works of the 19th century. Minor aging along edges, slight isolated foxing in upper left margin, image unaffected. Two tiny pinholes beneath image.

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        Emil eller om opdragelsen.

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

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        Precedents of Proceedings In The House of Commons

      London: Payne, Cadell & Davies 1796 - 4 volume set, 11.5 inches tall. Full straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands, titles, centre tools, dentelles and all edges gilt. The boards are decorated with a fine floral roll. With the Armorial bookplate of the Earl of Bandon. With an inscription by the author on the second blank. The spines are slightly faded and have rubbed extremeties but no splitting and is therefore a fine solid set. A splendid copy of this important work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jericho April 3rd 1839

      London: F.G. Moon. unbound. very good. Louis Haghe. View. Tinted lithograph with hand coloring, mounted on card, as issued. Image measures 13 3/8" x 19.5", sheet measures 16.5" x 23.75". Beautiful view overlooking the Jordan River from David Roberts' "Views in the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia". Born in Scotland, Roberts (1796-1864) gained renown as a landscape artist from documenting his extensive travels through Spain and the Near and Middle East. His most well known work, "Views in the Holy Land...Egypt and Nubia" illustrates Roberts' trip in 1838-39. The subsequent publication was issued in 41 parts between 1842 and 1849. This magnificent set was a collaborative project between Roberts and the skilled printer Louis Haghe (1806-1885) and is recognized as one of the most important lithographic works of the 19th century. This particular print comes from the deluxe subscribers edition, which was issued without text and the illustrations mounted to evoke the original watercolors of his sketchbook. Minor aging and glue residue along edges. Slight stain to upper right corner of image.

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

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

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

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

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        The Progress of Civil Society a Didactic Poem in Six Books

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

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

      London: John & Josiah Boydell, 1 December 1796. Stipple engraving, by C.G. Playter, finished by R. Thew. 17 1/2 x 23 1/4 inches. 20 7/8 x 28 3/4 inches. A very fine copy of one of the greatest images from Boydell's magnum opus, illustrating the works of England's greatest dramatist. "This is Shakespeare on a grand scale, the Shakespeare of titanic emotion, of compelling gesture and vivid gaze... the greatest of the engravings... are by any standard powerful works with an inescapable emotional force behind them. They speak directly to us." (A.E.Santaniello. The Boydell Shakespeare Prints New York, 1979). Opie, a Cornish-born painter of great natural talent, was first brought to wide public attention by William Walcot ('Peter Pindar') and worked for a while in partnership with him. However, by the time the original for the present work was painted he was established in his own right and 'he was largely employed in painting pictures for the important illustrated works of the day. For Boydell's Shakespeare (1786-9) he painted Arthur supplicating Hubert, Juliet on her Bed surrounded by the Capulets, Antigonus sworn to destroy Perdita' (DNB), and this famous scene from Henry the Sixth, part Two, "The Conjuration". In 1786, the printseller John Boydell (1719-1804) 'embarked upon the most important enterprise of his life, viz. the publication, by subscription, of a series of prints illustrative of [the works of] Shakespeare, after pictures painted expressly for the work by English artists. For this purpose he gave commissions to all the most celebrated painters of this country for pictures, and built a gallery in Pall Mall for their exhibition. The execution of this project extended over several years. In 1789 the Shakespeare Gallery contained thirty-four pictures, in 1791 sixty- five, in 1802 one hundred and sixty-two, of which eighty-four were of large size. The total number of works executed was 170, three of which were pieces of sculpture, and the artists employed were thirty-three painters and two sculptors, Thomas Banks and the Hon. Mrs. Damer. It appears from the preface to the catalogue of 1789, and from other recorded statements of Boydell, that he wished to do for English painting what he had done for English engraving, to make it respected by foreigners.' (DNB). Cf. Santaniello, The Boydell Shakespeare Prints; Dictionary of National Biography

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

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

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        The Environs of London

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

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

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

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

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

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        Monumenti Veneziani di varia Letteratura per la prima volta pubblicati

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

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

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

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

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

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        Ueber Forstwirthschaft besonders über Erhaltung, Abtrieb und Wiederanbau der Wälder

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

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        Selling Rabbits

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

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

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

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        A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

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

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        The Lay Preacher; Or Short Sermons for Idle Readers

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

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        The American Coast Pilot; Containing, the Courses and Distance from Boston to all the principal Harbours, Capes and Headlands included between Passamaquady and the Capes of Virginia with directions for sailing into, and out of, all the principal ports and harbours ... also - courses, directions, distances, &c. &c. from the Capes of Virginia, to the River Mississippi, from the latest surveys and observations. (Approved by experienced pilots and coasters)

      Newburyport, Mass.: Blunt and March, 1796. 8vo. (5 3/8 x 8 3/8 inches). [8],125pp. Eight pages of contemporary manuscript notes on endpapers (see below). (Light staining in lower margin of half the text). Original plain front wrapper (rear wrapper lacking, wrapper soiled and edgeworn). Housed in a blue morocco backed box. First edition of a great American maritime rarity with contemporary provenance, and eight pages of manuscript sailing instructions. First edition of the primary American navigational guide, the first such book to be compiled and printed in the United States. Furlong's work includes detailed sailing directions to many of the east coast harbors and ports, listing courses and distances from Cape Cod and Cape Ann to the mid-Atlantic and all the way south to the Florida Keys. A section at the conclusion gives courses and distances between Passamaquoddy Bay and the Mississippi River. Not only a path-breaking American book, it was also crucially important in facilitating trade and commerce in the early years of the Republic. Publisher Edmund Blunt was the moving force behind the publication of Furlong's work, and he also published Nathaniel Bowditch's New American Practical Navigator in 1802 and the first American edition of John H. Moore's Practical Navigator in 1799. Furlong's work, however, takes pride of place as the earliest and rarest of native American navigational guides. There are many who have proposed that Lawrence Furlong did not exist, but was instead a pseudonym for Blunt himself. Lawrence Wroth, however, showed that Captain Furlong (1734-1806) was known as a sailor as early as 1758. Others have asserted that Blunt wrote the majority of the work, and only used Furlong's name for credibility. John Campbell lays all questions to rest in his extensive study of Furlong's and Bowditch's works. Campbell writes that Furlong prepared the manuscript for Blunt in 1795, and in February 1796 deposited the work with the Newburyport Marine Society for the approbation of respected navigators. "Whatever may have been the origin of the Furlong book, there is no question as to the degree of success with which it met, from the beginning, in its busy maritime world" (Wroth). This copy bears an exceptional early provenance, having belonged to Portland, Maine, ship's captain Lemuel Moody with his ownership signature on the front free endpaper of "Lemuel Moody 1796 Portland." Moody (1767-1846) came from a prominent Portland family. As a young boy during the Revolution he carried water to American troops, and later began a career as a ship's captain. In 1799 he and his crew aboard the "Betsey" were captured by French privateers during the "Quasi-War" between the United States and France. Shortly thereafter Moody retired from the profession of sailing, and put his energies into the construction and operation of the Portland Observatory, an important maritime signal tower, which served the merchant community of Portland for decades and which helped identify British ships in the area during the War of 1812. In 1825 Lemuel Moody published a detailed and significant map of Casco Bay, and he was also instrumental in the construction of Portland's Mt. Joy Hospital, and in the Portland Marine Society. Moody has corrected the text in several places, following the instructions in the errata. More significantly, this copy contains eight pages of manuscript notes in Moody's hand giving directions, for example, for anchoring in Cape Cod, for negotiating Sail Rock Passage in Maine, for Sombrero Passage near Anguilla, and for the leeward passage of Antigua. Other manuscript entries give "soundings on Georges Marsh," as well as "Latitudes of Sundries Places observed near to by L.M. corrected." "The first edition of the first book of sailing directions to be compiled and printed in the United States" (JCB). "A work whose influence upon American shipping is inestimable" (Rosenbach). All early editions of The American Coast Pilot are quite rare, and this first edition is superlatively rare, with only three other copies appearing at auction in the past forty years. The only copies to appear since 1991 sold for $57,600 (at the Frank Streeter sale) in 2007 and for $74,500 in 2011. This is an outstanding, unsophisticated copy, with a noteworthy contemporary provenance and manuscript navigational notes. Campbell 1; Howes F421 "B"; Evans 30464; Sabin 26218; NAIP W037187; JCB Maritime Hand-List 447; Adams & Waters 1128; Rosenbach 19:72; Wroth, Some American Contributions to the Art of Navigation, pp.34-36.

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        FABRICHE E I DISEGNI DI ANDREA PALLADIO RACCOLTI ED ILLUSTRATI DA OTTAVIO BERTOTTI SCAMOZZI Opera Divisa In Quattro Tomi Con Tavole In Rame Rappresentanti Le Piante, I Prospetti, E Gli Spaccati; (with), LE TERME DEI ROMANI DISEGNATE DA ANDREA PALLADIO E REPUBBLICATE CON LA GIUNTA DI ALCUNE OSSERVAZIONI DA OTTAVIO BERTOTTI SCAMOZZI Giusta L’Esemplare Del Lord Conte Di Burlingthon Impresso in Londra L’Anno 1732

      In Vicenza: Per Giovanni Rossi, 1796 and 1797. 5 volumes bound in four. First Edition by Rossi and a RARE complete copy of the Rossi printing of the architectural works of Palladio. Profusely illustrated throughout with 236 fine engravings. Book I with engraved portrait of Palladio as the frontispiece and 52 other finely engraved plates, many of which are folding. Book II with 51 beautifully engraved plates, many of which are folding. Book III with 52 engraved plates of which a number are folding. Book IV with 54 engraved plates. The RARE Volume V with an additional engraved portrait of Palladio at the front and 25 additional engraved plates of which most are folding. Quarto, handsomely bound at the time in three-quarter antique Italian calf over marbled boards, the spines with gilt bands and contrasting sepia and dark green morocco labels, lettered and numbered and decorated in gilt. viii, 128, 52 engraved plates; iv, 76, 51 engraved plates; iv, 60, 52 engraved plates; iv, 80, 54 engraved plates; portrait + 59, 25 engraved plates pp. An unusually fine survival, complete with the RARE 5th volume and beautifully preserved. The spines and bindings in very pleasing order, the text blocks and illustrations crisp, clean and unpressed. A fresh and handsome copy gently aged. AN UNUSUALLY FINE AND HANDSOME COPY OF THIS RARE BOOK. THE FIFTH VOLUME IS RARELY ENCOUNTERED AND SETS OF THE FOUR ARE OFTEN LACKING A VOLUME OR A NUMBER OF PLATES. THIS IS AN ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE COPY, COMPLETE IN ALL RESPECTS. Rossi’s printing of 1796-1797 is a fine and beautiful quarto edition of the master’s four books on architecture with additions provided in the fifth volume. Palladio's designs and work to this day remain the central pillar of classical architecture and all architecture which followed. Such early antique editions are truly scarce and here retains its original sophistication. ‘Palladio’s lasting influence on architectural style in many parts of the world was exercised less through his actual buildings than through this, his textbook. The book is divided into four sections: orders and elementary problems, domestic building, public building and own planning and temples. Palladio’s style was directly inspired by Roman classical models through the writings of Vitruvius and Alberti. Its characteristics are those of classicism: symmetry, order, fixed mathematical relations of the parts to each other and to the whole, logic and monumentality. Palladio followed the rules of classical Roman architecture more closely than any other architect...In spite of the vogue for the baroque and the fact that Palladio left no immediate successors, his book exerted a powerful influence on contemporary architecture and classical ideals until the end of the eighteenth century. As a practicing architect Palladio worked mainly in Vicenza, Venice and the Venetian countryside, especially along the Brenta River. His Villa Capra (known as La Rotonda) near Vicenza became virtually a prototype of the Palladian style, and it was widely and faithfully copied. At the end of his life he left plans for the tour de force of trompe l’oeil, the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, which was finished by his pupil Vincenzo Scamozzi.’ PMM 92 In 1732-1733, Ware’s English edition was produced with the assistance of Lord Burlington and it surpassed all earlier English editions in its faithfulness to the original. A very skilled draughtsman and engraver, Ware exactly traced and engraved the plates for his edition from Palladio’s original drawings in Burlington’s collection. The additional fifth volume, here provided emanates from these drawings in Lord Burlington’s collection. As for the Englishman Ware (d. 1766)--he is reported "to have been originally a chimney-sweeper's boy whom an unknown patron found drawing with chalk at Whitehall. He was sketching the elevation of the banquet house upon the basement walls of the building itself, and is said to have made similar sketches of the portico at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields" (DNB). He developed into an eminently competent architect, among whose works were counted Chesterfield House, South Audley Street, of which Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth earl of Chesterfield, took possession in 1749; he also built, for his own use, No. 6 Bloomsbury Square, which was inhabited later by Isaac D'Israeli. Rossi’s is an excellent presentation of Palladio's magnificent work. A remarkably fresh and clean survival with plates beautifully struck and this copy with fine dark images. The text in excellent order as well.

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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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        Hypericum dubium

      1796 - De Gillaboz was a German artist who specialized in botanical illustration in the late 18th century. These fine studies, depicting botanicals of the Alps, were made for Thomas Martyn (1735-1825), Professor of Botany at Cambridge and author of "Flora Rustica " accompanied by 144 hand-colored copper-engraved plates by F. P. Nodder (1792-94), whom De Gillaboz met in 1787. Many well-known botanical artists of the time, such as Dr. Robert John Thornton, were inspired by Martyn's work in botany. This engraving, Hypericum dubium, 21.25" x 14.27", is in excellent condition. The highly detailed flower rises above the stem adorned with realistic leaves in shades of green. the root is also shown as are the parts inside the flower bud.

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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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