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        The history of the trial of Warren Hastings, Esq. late Governor-General of Bengal, before the High Court of Parliament in Westminster-Hall, on an impeachment by the Commons of Great-Britain, for high crimes and misdemeanours. Containing the whole of the proceedings and debates in both Houses of Parliament, relating to that celebrated prosecution, from Feb. 7, 1786, until his acquittal, April 23, 1795. To which is added, an account of the proceedings of various general courts of the Honourable United East-India Company, held in consequence of his acquittal.

      London: J. Debrett; and Vernor and Hood 1796 - 8vo., engraved portrait frontispiece of Hastings (after an 1788 painting by John Zoffany), (10) + xvi + 104 + 81 + (1) + 76 + 104 + 156 + liii + (1) + 157-330pp., together with a folding plan of the Court layout with the key players identified, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, the binding sound and good but with wear to corners and some loss of the marbled paper on the boards. Overall a very good copy indeed, complete in all respects. A key document in both the story of the East India Company and of British rule by proxy in India. Perhaps the longest in English legal history, the trial was a long-drawn out and brutal affair involving high politics quite as much as legal argument. Closely involved were Edmund Burke (whose accusation of gross misgovernment by Hastings was strident), Richard Brinsley Sheridan and Charles James Fox (both anti-Hastings), and English party politics were never far away. Hastings was, of course, eventually acquitted. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre. Ein Roman.

      Berlin: Unger 1795 / 1796 - Mit 7 (von 8) gestochenen und gefalt.Musikbeilagen, 364, 374, 371, 507 S., Einbände berieben und etwas sunfrisch, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen; Band 2 fleckig und Kapitale bestoßen, Rückenschild beschädigt; Band 4 mit handschriftl. Rückenschildchen; Bände 1,3 und 4 Exlibris auf Innendeckel "Le Comte de Schulenburg Closterroda". Band 2 sind die letzten 3 Blätter gelockert/gelöst, der Block ist etwas gewellt und meist etwas stockig. Insgesamt noch sammelswerte Exemplare (III). * Vgl. W/G 49. Es fehlt die achte Musikbeilage. Band 2 erschien gem. dem Titel vorgebundenem Reihentitel als "Goethe`s neue Schriften, 4. Band. Mit Kurfürstl. Sächs. Privilegium". Einband entsprechend abweichend von den anderen Bänden. 5063 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 alte hellbraune Pappbände (Band 2 abweichend grau) mit Rückentitel [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Antient Bee-Master's Farewell Or, Full and Plain Directions for the Management of Bees to the Greatest Advantage

      Dublin: Printed for P. Byrne, P. Wogan, J. Moore, and J. Rice. Very Good-. 1796. Hardcover. xii, 1-96, 61-252 pages; Full contemporary sheepskin leather binding with black leather title label at spine with gilt lettering. Binding has wear with boards revealed at edges and some eroded spots on front and rear boards, front hinge starting. OCLC: 34985255 Former owner's name on titlepage and a brief manuscript note on pp. 60-61 critiquing the "story method" and suggesting an alternative. Although the title page states "Illustrated with plates" - no plates are in evidence in this Irish edition. The provenance of this copy is particularly interesting, with the clear ink signature of James W. Brattle at the head of the title page. James Wells Brattle left his native Massachusetts for the midwest, where he was the first surveyor of the small town in Illinois' Hancock County which Joseph Smith Jr. subsequently named "Nauvoo." Brattle was a substantial citizen of Carthage, Illinois and a participant in the contentious last years of the founder of the Church of Latter Day Saints in the 1840's. James Wells Brattle was born June 10, 1795, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the son of Hannah Wells and William Brattle, who fought at the Battle of Bennington. Not long after the death of his fiance, James Brattle moved West in 1829, settling in Hancock County, near Nauvoo. He established himself as the first experienced land surveyor in the county. He laid out that town, then called "Venus" which later became the center of the controversial Mormon community led by Joseph Smith. Brattle moved to Carthage in 1831 and was elected county surveyor. He soon had surveyed Warsaw, Augusta, Pontoosuc, and other towns. In 1834 Brattle moved to Macomb, but continued to work in Hancock County. During the Mormon War of 1846, he was seized and held for several days by the Mormons in Hancock County. Later Brattle was listed among those comprising the Hancock mob that resulted in the deaths of Mormon leaders Joseph and Hyrum Smith. Later in 1846, Brattle was named as one of four prominent Anti-Mormons who were being targeted for assassination by Mormon leaders in the western part of Iowa. In the 1850s Brattle participated in the surveys for the developing railroads and served as McDonough County surveyor many times during the 1860s and 1870s. The extended title of the book offerred for sale here continues: Disclosing further improvements of the hives, boxes, and other instruments, to facilitate the operations; especially that of separating double and treble hives or boxes, with certainty and safety, without injuring the bees; interspersed with new but important observations: the whole studiously adapted to general use; with an appropriate method for the curious. Also brief remarks on schirach, and other distinguished apiators on the continent. Deduced from a series of experiments during thirty years. John Keys was a Welsh Bee-keeper and wrote this work from Bee-Hall near Pembroke. Keys called for the establishment of a society to popularize humane beekeeping. Other agricultural societies had given some attention to beekeeping, but no explicitly apicultural society existed in Britain until 1799. .

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        Spiele zur Uebung und Erholung des Körpers und Geistes. Zweyte unveränderte Auflage.

      Schnepfenthal, Buchhandlung der Erziehungsanstalt, 1796.. Mit gestoch. Frontispiz von G. F. Stoelzel nach J(ohann) H(einrich) Ramberg und 4 Kupfertafeln mit jeweils 4 Illustrationen. XVI, 492 S., 2 Bl. Pappband d. Zt. Neuer Abdruck vom Oktober 1796 des erstmals im April 1796 erschienenen Werkes. - NDB VII, 351. HKJL III, Sp. 455-463. LKJL I, 514: "Das erste pädagogisch fundierte Spielbuch. Es wurde wegweisend für die pädagogische Spielliteratur, ist aber vorwiegend als Anregung für Eltern und Erzieher gedacht.". - Mit zahlreichen überlieferten Spielen, darunter neben Sportarten wie Handball, Federball und Golf auch Gesellschaftsspiele wie Schach, und "Spiele der Phantasie und des Witzes" wie Pantomime etc. Von besonderem Interesse die SS. 78-84: ``Ball mit Freystäten (oder das englische Base-ball)``. Tatsächlich enthält das vorliegende Werk die erste gedruckte Regelanleitung für Baseball, die überraschender Weise nicht in einem englischsprachigen Land, sondern in Deutschland erschienen ist! Siehe dazu auch ausführlich David Block`s Baseball Before We Knew It (University of Nebraska Press, 2005). - Die Tafeln zeigen kleine Pläne und Spiel- sowie Turnanlagen, Turngeräte etc; die erste Tafel mit 3 Illustrationen zum Baseball (Feld und "bat"). ----- Gutsmuths was a pioneer of physical education and gymnastics. In this compendium of games and sports he describes 15 different types of ballgame, including Thorball, Schnurball, Fangball, and Prellball. Most importantly he devotes nearly seven pages to "englische Base-ball", the forerunner to American baseball played from at least 1750 by the schoolchildren of Britain. The title of this German work translates as ``Games for the Exercise and Recreation of Body and Spirit for Youth`` and includes a descriptions of various games and sports, including cricket, badminton, golf, croquet, chess, etc. The most notable, however, appears on pages 78-85 under the heading ``Ball mit Freystäten (oder das englische Base-ball)`` -- that is, ``Ball with free station (or English Base-ball).`` The rules that Gutsmiths outlines are familiar: two teams compete, with a pitcher throwing a ball to a batsman who has three attempts to put the ball in play and circle the bases. Although many claim that the rules for modern baseball were first codified in 1845 by the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club, this description precedes it by almost 50 years. - "Gutsmuths`s documentation of the game is an important contribution to baseball history, because it is the strongest surviving evidence of an ancient family of European ball games that may have influcenced the inception of baseball in England" (David Block, Baseball Before We Knew It, 2005, p 182). The first description of rounders or any other baseball-like game did not appear in English until 1828. See also The Dickson Baseball Dictionary, 2011. - Etwas berieben. Hs. Bleistiftanmerkungen auf den Seiten 472-480. Besitzvermerk auf der Rückseite des Frontispiz. Tls. gering fleckig.

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        Der Schwaebische Kreis nebst den österreichischen Besitzungen in Schwaben. Weimar im Verlage der Industrie Comptoirs 1796.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Verlag des Landes Industrie Comptoir in Weimar, dat. 1796, 47,5 x 52,5 Nicht bei Dörflinger/Hühnel. - Zeigt Baden-Württemberg und den heutigen bayrischen Regierungsbezirk Schwaben. - Oben links Titelkartusche. - Unten links Erklärungen; rechts daneben Insetkarte von Liechtenstein u. Umgebung. - Am unteren rechten Rand alter Besitzerstempel.

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

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        Afhandling om arbetssättet vid skepps aflöpning, förmastning, up- och aftakling, jämte kjöl- och uphalning, tillika med den delen af sjömanoeuvren der skepparens upmärcksamhet egentligen bör fästas.

      I-II. Karlskrona, kongl. Amiralitets boktryckeriet, 1796-97. 8:o respektive 4:o. (16),370,(6) + (8) s.,49 blad,50-69 s.,blad 70,71-74 s.,blad 75,76-77 s.,78-90,(1) blad (=164 s.). Två häftade volymer med samtida klistermarmorerade pappomslag. Stänkta snitt. Ryggarna blekta och nötta samt första delens rygg dessutom lite defekt. Bra inlagor med endast enstaka obetydliga småfläckar. Fint ex. En andra utökad upplaga utkom 1812-13. Del II har titeln: "Afhandling om taklingars proportionerande, til svårlek och längd, jämte det hufvudsakeligaste af tilvärckningen".

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        Gate to the Tomb of the Emperor Akbar, at Secundra, near Agra.

      Bowyer, Robert; London 1796 - colour-printed aquatint with hand-finish; overall 52 x 70 cm; plate 49 x 65 cm. some dusting; some light abrasions on surface; on verso: paper hinges from previous framing; o/w exc. cond. A beautiful view of the tomb of the Emperor Akbar, by Thomas Daniell and his nephew William who both spent nine years in India making sketches and drawings of the sights and scenery. It took them a further 13 years to produce these amazing aquatints which were published in ‘Oriental Scenery’ (1795,1791,1801), ‘Antiquities of India’ (1799) and ‘Hindoo Excavations’ (1803). The Mausoleum of Akbar was built by his son Jahangir between 1605 and 1613. It lies at the centre of a huge garden, enclosed by high battlemented walls with four gateways of red sandstone. The main entrance to the south has patterned inlays of white marble and coloured stones, and has marble minarets standing at the four corners. The tops of the minarets had been shot away in the wars of the 18th century, but were restored in the early 20th century. The view shows the encampment of tents pitched outside the main gateway occupied by some of the British military party and their servants. Thomas Daniell was born in 1749 in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey. He began his career apprenticed to an heraldic painter before attending the Royal Academy Schools. Although he exhibited 30 works – mainly landscapes and floral pieces – at the Academy between 1772 and 1784, Daniell found it difficult to establish himself as a landscape painter in Britain. Like many other Europeans at that time, Daniell was drawn to India by stories of the wealth and fame that awaited travellers to the newly accessible East, and in 1784 he obtained permission from the East India Company to travel to Calcutta to work as an engraver, accompanied by his nephew, William Daniell, as his assistant.

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        TAGESZEITEN. Vier Darstellung der Tageszeiten auf vier Blättern, alle mit allegorisch gemeinten, aber realistisch dargestellten Szenen aus dem Dorfleben. Im unteren Drittel jeweils Inschrift.

      - 4 altkol. Kupferstiche von Ambrosius Gabler, um 1796, je ca. 25 x 16,5 cm (Bilddarstellung 17 x 16 cm). Aus: "Skizzen physischer und moralischer Gegenstaende, für die Jugend". - Der Morgen: Der Bauer mit seinem Ochsenpflug vor seinem Hof, auf dem Weg aufs Feld. Der Mittag: Landleute speisen vor einem Gasthof, rechts werden die Pferde versorgt. Der Abend: Zwei Bauern treiben ihre Schweine und Kühe durch das Dorf zum Hof zurück. Die Mitternacht: Mehrere Männer versuchen einen brennenden Hof zu löschen. - Das erste Blatt gebräunt, das zweite nur noch etwas gebräunt, bei zwei Blättern das Kolorit leicht oxydiert.

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      - 1796 Viuda de D. Joaquin Ibarra, Madrid 2a ed. corregida por el autor. Il. en b/n. 64 lam. plegables. 888 p. 24x18 cm. Enc. plena piel. Algunas manchas de óxido en interior. Inscripción de anterior propietario. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (arcos, arquitectura civil, bóvedas, edificios, molduras) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Pair of Horses] 'Gentle Kitty' and 'Melilcoma'.

      Berlin Esner 1796 - Copper-plate engravings after Wolf, with fine original hand-colouring in gouache. Trimmed and mounted onto a laid paper support with manuscript titles in the style of the original, fine condition with colours remaining clean and bright. Very slight loss of gouache in small area of 'Gentle Kitty'. Image dimensions: 340 by 500mm. (13.50 by 19.75 inches). Framed dimensions: 490 by 620mm. (19.25 by 24.25 inches) Gentle Kitty, a thoroughly British thoroughbred, was bred by John Hutton, sired in 1774 by Silvio out of Dorimond mare, both from the grandest of blood lines of the Darley Arabian via the Godolphin Arabian and Godolphin Whitefoot. Melilcoma was an East Prussian racehorse, sired in 1792 by Archer out of Pallas. These fine equestrian portraits were engraved by Johann Meno Haas (1752-1833), who was born in Germany but was raised and initially trained in Copenhagen. He moved to Paris in 1782, where he trained under Nicolas de Launay, before returning to Berlin in 1786. He was much in demand as a highly accomplished engraver. This pair seems to be from an extremely scarce series of famous racehorses, with only one other example found in this fine contemporary gouache.

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        SPAUN, Joseph Ritter von Spaun [ab. 1859 Freiherr] (1788-1865) österreichischer Staatsbeamter und Freund Franz Schuberts

      Wien Verlag Gerold Porträt/ Portrait Lithographie von [Faustin] Herr [Faust Heer] nach Leopold Kuppelwieser (1796-1862), Blatt ca. 29 x 30 cm auf dem breiten Rand braunfleckigVersand D: 9,00 EUR

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        Enquiry (Inquiry) Concerning Political Justice, and Its Influence on Morals and Happiness

      London: G.G. And J. Robinson (1793), 1796. Second Edition. Quarter Calf. Near Fine. Octavo. Association Copy - Not Signed. Second (Corrected) Edition (Stated) , First Printing With 1796 Dates On Title Pages. Two Volumes. Contemporary Marbled Boards, Skillfully And Beautifully Re-Backed To Style In Bright Quarter Leather, Compartments On Spines With Red Morocco Labels, Gilt Decoration And Gilt Rules, Leather Tips. Half-Titles, Blank Free Endpapers, And Errata Present In Both Volumes; . Printing And Mind Of Man Title (For First Edition). In Revising The 1793 First Edition Of Political Justice (1793) In 1796, Godwin Remarked That He Had Not Yielded "A Proper Attention To The Empire Of Feeling." He Further Thought That "Not Only The Passions Of Men, But Their Judgments, Are To A Great Degree The Creatures Of Their Sympathy." These Judgments Contradict His Earlier Opinions In The First Edition That Reason Alone Can Determine Human Action. Thus The Second Edition, Not The First, Represents In This And Other Ways Godwin's Evolved Thoughts. Engraved Nineteenth Century Bookplates Of C. B. Farwell (1823-1903), U. S. Congressman And Senator From Illinois, Founder Of Lake Forest University, And Brother Of Prominent 19Th Century Businessman J. V. Farwell, Chicago's Leading Wholesale Merchant Prior To The Rise Of Marshall Field. An Attractive, Well Preserved, Solid And Readable Set, With Some Loss Of Original Paper On Edges Of Boards, No Damage To Front And Back Of Boards. Bookseller's Ticket Of C. Ambery Of Manchester On Top Of Front Board Of Vol 1..

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        President Washington Unique Signed Appointment of First Surveyor General

      Philadelphia, PA 1796 - Manuscript Document Signed as President. Appointing Simeon De Witt Surveyor General of the United States. Philadelphia, Pa., May 30, 1796. 1 p., 14 x 10 1/2 in. With wax seal of the United States. Simeon De Witt, scion of the famous Dutch New York political family, served as a surveyor in the Continental Army and Surveyor General of the State of New York from 1784 until his death in 1834. In 1796, Washington, himself an experienced surveyor, tapped De Witt to be the first U.S. Surveyor general under the Public Lands Act of 1796. Congress created the position to organize the Northwest Territory of the Ohio Valley and sell the land. Remarkably, though, De Witt declined Washington's offer, and instead Brigadier General Rufus Putnam took the job. Complete TranscriptGeorge Washington President of the United States of America To all who shall see these Presents GreetingKnow Ye that reposing special trust and Confidence in the Integrity and Abilities of Simeon De Witt of New York, I have nominated and by and with the advice and Consent of the Senate do appoint him Surveyor General of the United States, and do authorize and empower him to execute and fulfil [sic] the duties of that office according to law and to have and to hold the said office with all the Powers, Privileges, and Emoluments to the same of Right appertaining during the pleasure of the President of the United States for the time being.In Testimony whereof, I have caused these letters to be made patent and the Seal of the United States to be hereunto affixed. Given under my hand at the City of Philadelphia the Thirtieth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety six, and of the Independence of the Untied States of America the Twentieth. [signed] G:o Washington [in Pickering's hand] By the President of the United States Timothy Pickering/ Secretary of StateHistorical BackgroundIn 1787, the Confederation Congress created the first territory in the United States by organizing the Northwest Territory out of lands between the Ohio River to the south, the Great Lakes to the north, and the Mississippi River to the west. The British had acquired the land from French Canada at the close of the French and Indian War, and the United States lay claim to it in the Peace of Paris. Organizing and administering the territory was the American response to the British incursions, Indian attacks, and unchecked westward expansion. When the federal Constitution was ratified, the Northwest Ordinance was reaffirmed with minor modifications-though its original provision banning slavery in the territory remained intact.On May 18, 1796, the Fourth Congress passed the Public Lands Act to sell surveyed parcels in the Northwest Territory. The Act created the position of Surveyor General to organize the land for sale. Simeon De Witt (1756-1834) was a natural choice. He graduated from Queens College (now Rutgers) in 1776 and began training as a surveyor under his uncle James Clinton. In 1778, he was named assistant to Continental Army Surveyor General Colonel Robert Erskine. Following Erskine's death in 1780, De Witt was appointed Geographer and Surveyor of the Army. At war's end, DeWitt was became Surveyor General of New York State, a position he held for 50 years until his death. Headquartered in Albany, De Witt was instrumental in mapping the "Empire State" in the years immediately following the Revolution.As New York State Surveyor General, he created detailed maps of all of New York State, especially Western New York. His expertise in this area led to his appointment to the Erie Canal Commission in 1810 by his cousin DeWitt Clinton to study and plan the Erie Canal. Simeon De Witt was also on the three-man commission that decided on the present-day grid system of New York City. He also owned land in the Finger Lakes region and is credited as a founder of the city of Ithaca, New York.Twice widowed, De Witt married, respectively, an. (See website for full description)

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        A Map of the N: W: Territory of the United States: compiled from actual surveys and the best information.

      [Philadelphia: Matthew Carey, 1796]. - Engraving printed on two joined sheets, 19' x 25.625' plus margins. An important map of the old Northwest Territory, compiled shortly after the conclusion of the Treaty of Greenville (1795), and among the first to reflect the events and developments at the end of the Northwest Indian War. The map extends from western Pennsylvania and Virginia to the foot of Lake Michigan and due south, embracing all of present day Ohio and Indiana, as well as portions of lower Michigan, eastern Illinois, and northern Kentucky. Following St. Clair's defeat at the hands of the Western Confederacy in November of 1791, President George Washington ordered General Anthony Wayne to organize a fighting force to take control of the Northwest Territory. Wayne established Fort Recovery (1793-94) at the site of St. Clair's defeat then continued northward, building Forts Adams and Defiance ahead of his main force. On 20 August, 1794, Wayne attacked Indian Confederacy forces in the Battle of Fallen Timbers, winning a decisive victory. Hostilities ended with the Treaty of Greenville, by which the native people ceded to the United States lands south and east of a boundary that began roughly at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. Lewis's map shows the forts constructed by Wayne, including Fort Recovery, which is accompanied by a notation regarding St. Clair's defeat, as well as Forts Adams, Defiance and Wayne. These and other forts shown constituted a line of defense that extended from Detroit to Cincinnati. A notation along the Maumee River marks the location of the Battle of Fallen Timbers. The 'Indian boundary line' established by the treaty is shown extending from Fort Lawrence on the Cuyahoga to Fort Recovery, then south to a point on the Ohio River opposite its confluence with the Kentucky River. Other lands ceded are identified by squares, including six square miles at the mouth of the Chicago River. Accordingly, the future Fort Dearborn (built 1803) is shown at Chicago. These additional plots of ceded land were meant to be colored green, but are here left uncolored. Also noted on the map are Connecticut Lands, Army Lands, Ohio Company Lands and the 'Siota Grant to Sargent and others.'This map was published separately but was also included in editions of Matthew Carey's General Atlas published in 1800, 1802, 1804, and 1811. Wheat & Brun indicates that it also appeared in atlases of 1796 and 1814, but the title pages we have examined of the 1796 General Atlas do not list it, nor does it appear on the title page of the 1814 edition, for which Carey prepared many new maps and revised others. Evans gives January 17, 1797 as the date of copyright issued to Carey, although the map carries a publication date of 1796. The copy offered here is from Carey's General Atlas of 1802. This is the second state of the map, with the addition of the plate number '47' in the upper right corner.REFERENCES: Wheat & Brun 678, making no mention of a second state; Rumsey #4863.047.CONDITION: Very good, a few faint touches of foxing, re-margined at lower left corner. SHIPPING: Oversize item. Additional shipping charges apply. Please contact us for a quote.

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        Letter to George Washington, President of the United States of America. On Affairs Public and Private.

      Philadelphia: Benj. Franklin Bache, 1796. First edition of Thomas Paine's public attack on George Washington, an extra-illustrated copy. Octavo, bound in three-quarters brown morocco over marbled boards, with gilt titles and tooling to the spine. This example contains 40 inserted portraits including: Washington; Morse; Livingstone; John Adams; Monroe; Robespierre, et. al. Signature of Nathan Sanford (1777-1838) to the title page and first page. Sanford was an American politician and later was appointed as United States Attorney for the District of New York, and remained in office until 1815 when the district was split into the Northern and the Southern District of New York. In 1815, he was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1815, to March 3, 1821. He was Chairman of the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures (15th and 16th United States Congresses), and a member of the Committee on Naval Affairs (15th Congress) and the Committee on Finance (16th Congress). Rare and desirable with noted provenance. Thomas Paine's A Letter To George Washington was a scathing attack on the Father of our Country by the Revolutionary spokesman which seriously damaged Paine's reputation in the eyes of many of his countrymen. Paine's Common Sense, published in 1776 was championed by Washington at a turning point in the Revolution and Paine, in turn, dedicated Rights of Man published in 1791 to Washington. Yet during the months Paine sat in a French prison amidst the chaos of the French Revolution, charged as an enemy alien, he ultimately blamed the President "for not quickly interceding on his behalf... Moreover, while in prison he had contracted a serious illness, which he likewise now blamed on Washington's negligence... Paine had written Washington on September 20, 1795 [printed herein]: 'Your silence in not enquiring into the cause of that imprisonment and reclaiming me against it, was tacitly giving me up. I ought not to have suspected you of treachery; but whether I recover from the illness I now suffer, or not, I shall continue to think you treacherous, till you give me cause to think otherwise.' When Paine did not receive any answer to this letter, he was convinced that Washington had connived at his imprisonment, and published this violent diatribe, first in America in 1796, and shortly afterward in England" (Gimbel-Yale). In 1796 Paine sent his open Letter to George Washington to Benjamin Franklin Bache, the grandson of Benjamin Franklin, for publication. Bache shared with Paine a belief "that the Washington administration was turning its back on the democratic principles of the Revolution to become a corrupt variant of British monarchy" (Nelson, Thomas Paine, 292). "Bache printed an excerpt from Paine's Letter in the Philadelphia Aurora on October 17, 1796, and on election day the next month, he printed other excepts as propaganda in favor of the republican doctrines of Thomas Jefferson against the allegedly royalist sentiments of John Adams. Several months later, on February 6, 1797, Bache advertised the pamphlet edition. It caused a sensation... An erstwhile admirer of Paine, writing in the Aurora on November 20, 1802, typically explained that he had read the Age of Reason more fervently than the Bible but that he had become Paine's enemy after reading Letter to Washington. Washington was, after all, the 'Father of His Country.' Paine, a mere English commoner, was mischievously throwing stones." Washington, in turn, "never offered any explanation of his failure to investigate Paine's imprisonment." Some historians suggest that Washington, "mindful of American neutrality, deliberately ignored Paine to avoid creating obstacles to the developing alliance with England" (Keane).

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        Praktisches Handbuch für Künstler u. Oekonomen. Enth. Anweisungen zum Seifensieden, Bereitung d. Parfumes, Feuerwerkerei, Konditorei, Bierbrauen, Lederbereitung, Vertilgung d. schädlichen Insekten, u. a. in die Haus- u. Landwirthschaft einschl. Gegenstände.

      Berlin, Pauli 1796. - BSB-AK. Vgl. Poggend. 1,1496 - L. (1764-1819), Naturwissenschaftler, übersetzte u. a. diverse naturwissenschaftliche Schriften a. d. Französischen u. gab auch die ersten 11 Bde. d. in Paris erschienenen "Archives des decouvertes et inventions (etc.)" heraus. Vorlieg. "Praktisches Handbuch" ist der in sich abgeschloss. 4. Bd. d. 1. Aufl. d. "Enzyclopädie" f. Künstler. 8°. Stücktitelbl., Reihentitelbl., 448 S., 6 nn. Bll. (Register), mit e. kleinen Kopfzierleiste a. jeder Seite. Halblederband d. Zeit, mit zwei goldgeprägten Rückenschildern u. dekorativer goldgeprägter Rückenverzierung, Vorsatz marmoriert, Schnitt rotgefärbt, Rückenschild abgerieben, Rückenleder brüchig u. an d. Kapitalen gelöst. Mit einigen Eintragungen v. alter Hand im Text.

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        70 Acts in One Volume complete, 1794-95-96, each with a separate title page with the Royal Arms. Including Acts to impower His Majesty to secure and detain such Persons as His Majesty shall suspect are conspiring against His Person and Government; f

      London: Printed by Charles Eyre and Andrew Strahan, Printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty. 1794-1796. - Anno Regni Georgii III Regis Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hiberniæ. TRICESIMO QUARTO. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Twenty-fifth Day of November, Anno Domini 1790, in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. And from thence continued by several Prorogations to the Twenty-first Day of January, 1794; being the Fourth Session of the Seventeenth Parliament of Great Britain. 70 Acts complete, each with a separate title page with the Royal Arms.Folio, (305x200mm), bound in full reversed calf, spine with red leather title label & raised bands, front board with red leather title label lettered in gilt 'County of Brecon' the fore edge margin of the label torn with loss, otherwise sound, tight & very good with contents very good condition. 1794. Commencing with the 24pp Index 'A Table of Statutes' for 1794, with a title page.Acts - Cap 6,14,15,31,32,47,51,54,60,61,64,69,73,74,75, & 84. 1795. With the 30pp Index 'A Table of Statutes' for 1795, with a title page.Acts - Cap 5,30,34,35,49,50,53,55,58,64,67,81,83,88,91,96,97,99,101,102,109,111,113, 121. 1796 - With the 28pp Index 'A Table of Statutes' for 1796 with a title page. Acts - Cap 5,7,8,9,13,14,15,16,17,22,23,24,28,36,52,57,59,83,84,85,86,87,90,109,114,115, 116,117,124 &125.A number of interesting Acts including - An Act to impower His Majesty to secure and detain such Persons as His Majesty shall suspect are conspiring against His Person and Government. (1794)An Act for erecting a Penitentiary House or Houses for confining and employing Convicts (1794)An Act for enabling the Magistrates . To raise and levy such able-bodied and idle Persons as shall be found within the said Counties, to serve in His Majesty's Navy. (1795).An Act for rendering more effectual . An Act to restrain all Persons from Marriage until their former Wives and former Husbands be dead. (1795).An Act for the more effectually preventing Seditious Meetings and Assemblies. (1795).An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties on Dogs. (1796).

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        Llangollen Vale, with Other Poems

      London: Printed for G. Sael, 1796, 1796. First edition. Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, page 294; NCBEL II, 682. First and final leaves a little browned; very good copy.. 4to, later brown paper wrappers, 48 pages. Aquatint vignette on the title-page. Without the half-title. Six poems, a dramatic dialogue and six sonnets. The title poem, "Llangollen Vale," is dedicated to "The Right Honorable Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Ponsonby," better known as the "Ladies of Llangollen," who scandalously left their upper-class surroundings to live together in seclusion at Llangollen Vale. Their courage in the face of near universal disdain is celebrated here by Seward, also an unmarried woman, as it was by poet Mary Tighe. Seward visited the Ladies of Llangollen in 1795, and their home in Wales eventually became an attraction for the progressive literati.

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        Histoire Chronologique des Operations de l'Armee du Nord

      A Paris: T. Baylis, J. Deboffe, 1796. Leather Bound. Fair/No Jacket. xvi, 260 p. 21 cm. 1/2 leather. Spine label missing and edges rubbed. Some scuffing to spine. Hinges cracked. Bookplate. Pencil inscription on half title. Extended title reads: "et de celle de Sambre et Meuse. Depuis le Mois de Germinal de l'An II. (Fin de Mars 1794) jusqu'au meme Mois de l'An III (1795). Tiree des Livres d'Ordre de ces Deux Armees. Par le Citoyen David, Temoin de la Plupart de Leurs Exploits".

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        Album of Caricatures

      London: Dighton; Fore's; Thomas Pulver; , 1796-1815. Half Morocco. Pebbled Cloth. . Very Good. Oblong 4to, 23 by 37 cm. 50 hand-colored portraits, many, but not all, caricatures. Most of the plates were published by Dighton himself, with a few published by others. The degree of caricature varies, with the majority perhaps only lightly so, to the point that they can be taken as nearly straight portraits, and we believe that some of the portraits might well have been commissions by the subjects portrayed, who are occasionally identified by name. Subjects here are various. Heavily represented are academics from Oxford -- dons, students -- and people around town there. It was to Oxford that Dighton repaired to lay low after he became enmeshed in scandal over his theft of prints from the British Museum. For this he escaped prosecution by cooperating with the crown. But Cambridge, too, is represented, as are individuals from other parts of England, and lawyers, ministers, military officers, wives, etc. are subjects of very mild fun. As sometimes the caricature is broad, albeit without the savagery of say Gillray, the album shows the range of Dighton, who was clearly well-known and esteemed in his day but now is overshadowed by Cruikshank, Rowlandson and a few other contemporaries. Dighton's success allowed him to open his own shop on Charing Cross Road, and most of the plates in this album give Charing Cross as the location of their printing. While this collection was assembled by a collector, the binding is near contemporary. Rubbing of the joints and edges. Corner chip to FEP. One gathering's worth of plates have been excised near the back of the album -- as the collection is one assembled by a collector, we do not see this as the same as plates missing from a book published as such. Some finger smudging and other scattered soiling.

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        CT Secretary Samuel Wyllys AMS regarding confiscation of Tory land during the Revolutionary War

      New Haven, CT, October 2, 1796. 7.75" x 12.875". "Cream paper measuring 7.75" x 12.875" written entirely in the hand of and signed by Secretary of the Connecticut General Assembly Samuel Wyllys. Dockets verso indicate petition number, amount to be refunded plaintiff, and date registered in the comptroller's office. In fine condition with expected wear including overall toning, minor corner folding, and isolated crease tear at center recto. Minor paper burn verso.October 2, 1796 document recorded at a New Haven, CT meeting of the General Assembly. David Lyman of Middletown, petitioner, requested reimbursement of 63£ and nine shillings from the Connecticut State Treasury. In June 1780, three tracts of land believed to have been owned by Loyalist Jeremiah Leaming of Norwalk was confiscated and given to Lieutenant Othniel Clark and William Itenshaw. These two then sold the land to Lyman, who later had to pay the abovementioned fees to obtain the real land deed when it was revealed that Leaming never owned the land in question. This fascinating document addresses the targeting and punishment of Loyalists during the Revolutionary War. In the document, the land is described as the "forfeited Estate of Jeremiah Leaming formerly of Norwalk being then with, and aiding the Enemies of the United States". Tories like Leaming endured harassment, imprisonment, and the confiscation of their property in predominantly patriot areas.Jeremiah Leaming (1717-1804) was a Durham, CT native who graduated from Yale College in 1745. He became interested in the Church of England and traveled abroad to be trained. Upon his return to the colonies, he served as a minister and missionary in coastal Connecticut and Rhode Island. Leaming eventually settled in Norwalk, where he served his congregation for twenty-one years. His political conservatism, as well as they fact that he followed Church of England tenets and practices, alienated his mostly patriotic Congregationalist neighbors. Leaming was imprisoned in Fairfield Goal, where damp conditions led to his eventual crippling rheumatism. Reverend Abraham Jarvis, a contemporary of Leaming, recorded that the Americans once raided Leaming's home, taking a portrait of the minister, mutilating it, and then nailing it upside down to a post. In July 1779, a punitive expedition led by British General Tyron destroyed much of Fairfield and Norwalk including Leaming's church and home. "I have lost everything I had there -- my furniture, books, and all my papers, even all my apparel except what was on my back. My loss on that fatal day was not less than £1,200 or £1,300 sterling", Leaming later recounted in a July 29, 1779 letter to the Venerable Society, a Protestant missionizing society. Leaming and his family evacuated with General Tyron to British controlled New York. As our document explains, "[Leaming's] said departure" enabled the consequent "proceedings of confiscation" and the division of his landholdings by the Americans. Enter David Lyman of Middletown.Samuel Wyllys (1739-1823), a third-generation Connecticut politician, was also a Revolutionary War veteran. He served on the Connecticut General Assembly before becoming its Secretary in 1796. "

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        Lieder geselliger Freunde

      Gerhard Fleischer 1796 Erste Auflage. Gerhard Fleischer, Lpz., 1796. XVI/119 Seiten mit 50 gefalteten, lithographischen Tafeln sowie einem lithographischen Frontispiz nach von Schnorr, Halbleder der Zeit (etwas berieben und bestossen/gering stockfleckig/einige wenige Tafeln mit Knitterspuren)Versand D: 5,90 EUR Musik,Noten

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        Narrative, of a Five Years' Expedition, against the revolted Negroes of Surinam...

      2 vols. London: J. Johnson, 1796. 2 vols., 4to, [vol. I] xviii, 407 (i.e. 415), (7, index, plates, errata) pp., frontispiece, engraved title-page, 39 plates and 2 folding maps; [vol. II] iv, 404, (7, index, plates, errata) pages, engraved title-page and 40 plates. Contemporary calf rebacked, lettered in gilt, some browning as usual. First edition. Sixteen of the plates (and per a recent discovery the vignettes on the title-pages, one of which has the miniscule signature "Blake") were engraved by Blake after Stedman's drawings. This book had a substantial impact on Blake, who refers specifically to one of the illustrations that he engraved (that of a slave branded with his owner's initials, ironically those of Stedman himself) in his Visions of the Daughters of Albion: "Stampt with my signet are the swarthy children of the sun". As Forum noted in their catalogue 105 item 265: "Most impressive however, and very modern, are his vivid descriptions of the brutal treatment of the negroes, and his enlightened reflections upon the moral perversions of the slave-owners, leading him to pronounce the strongest possible indictment against slavery ever raised... His observations gave rise to a storm of protest in liberal Europe... his unexpurgated version was only recently published." Abbey, Travel, 719. Bentley 499A. Essick, William Blake's Commercial Book Illustrations, XXXIII. Kress Library 16679. Ray, Illustrator and the Book in England, 2.

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        [NOBLE SAVAGE] Le sauvage et l'émigré, ou, La vie communale, scène solitaire

      par C. Menilek, citoyen de Brive, patriote du genre humain. A Perpignan :De l'imprimerie des C. Pourtet et Julia, an V de la République [1796 or 1797]. Octavo, disbound, original stitching, pp [1 title], [1 blank], 3-76, title leaf with scattered ink marks (affecting the first few leaves, but not the legibility of the text), occasional browning, but a good, unsophisticated copy. Extremely rare; the only copy we can trace is held in the collection of the Senshu University Library, Japan; not in COPAC; not in OCLC. This obscure volume contains two works, although the paging is continuous. The first 49 pages are in the form of a conversation between "le sauvage", "l'émigré" and his wife Lahed. Conceived in true Enlightenment spirit, and echoing the writings of Rousseau and Bougainville, the piece is an exploration of themes such as human freedom and slaver; the ownership of property; a subsistence lifestyle and respect for nature; social justice; colonialism, and innocent friendship. The encounters between the "savage" and the "colonist" have a convincing ring of authenticity, prompting the thought that perhaps the author had travelled to the Americas or Africa. The work is pseudonymous: the name Menilek is redolent of that of the son of the Queen of Sheba, the Aksumite negus Menelik (or Menilek) I. The second work (s.l. : s.n., s.d.) is titledL'hommage, office divin célébré et chanté selon la religion éternelle (with a variant title on the first page, L'hommage, office divin célébré dans l'église universelle). It is apparently by the same author and consists of several short pieces in prose or verse on religion and the church, followed by a conclusion which refers back to the first work and argues that religion demands simplicity and purity of spirit, not doctrine and dogma: "Le culte de la religion éternelle, simple comme l'âme, ne retient point les fêtes primitives, où l'on portait en procession (spectacle qui frappe le peuple) les statues des inventeurs des arts, de la culture, du pain, du fromage, du vin, etc; […] Il est prudent qu'il n'y ait ni mystère, ni glose, ni dogme, ni secte, rien enfin des disputes de la religion, comme les prophéties d'un tissu obscur, les miracles faits à loisir... […] Notre office peut se dire en famille et en commun, sans établir l'abus des fêtes, à moins qu'aux quatre saisons on voulût représenter la scène solitaire du Sauvage et de l'Emigré, morale naturelle, propre à l'éducation de tout un peuple, et écrite à dessein. L'officiant peut avoir pour cortège les quatre âges de la vie, une fois l'enfance avec ses attributs, une fois la jeunesse fleurie, puis le père et la mère de famille, puis la vieillesse mûre. […] La religion éternelle va toute simple sous la voûte du ciel ...".

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        Sketches made during the Napoleonic Wars and later (c.1815-1821), by military surgeon Dr. Andrew Gibson, founder of Tirranna station near Goulburn, New South Wales

      Nine leaves removed from a small early nineteenth century sketchbook, trimmed to various dimensions up to 160 x 100 mm, eight with watercolour and pencil vignettes and manuscript captions in ink, one with manuscript bearing the artist's name, 'Andrew Lucian Gibson', laid down on a later nineteenth century backing sheet, 380 x 320 mm; in very good condition, with some mild toning and foxing. The illustrated leaves we offer here came from a sketchbook of original works created by Dr. Andrew Lucian Gibson (1796-1840), one of the Goulburn district's most prominent early pastoralists, who arrived in Sydney on the ship John Barry in July 1826 as Assistant-Surgeon in the Royal Corps of Veterans. In Sydney, Dr. Gibson initially worked as a surgeon at the military hospital. He married Miss Alice Faithfull (1811-1888), daughter of William Faithfull, of Richmond, when she was just 16 years of age, on 24 February 1827, at St. James' Church. Gibson applied for and received a Crown grant of around 10,000 acres on the Goulburn Plains, and in March 1827 he settled there with his young wife, founding a sheep run and naming the station Tirranna. A portion of the original run is still held by the Gibson family. Alice's brother, William Pitt Faithfull, took up the neighbouring run, Springfield. Collections of papers and other memorabilia belonging to the Faithfull Family of Springfield are held in both the National Museum of Australia (The Springfield Collection) and the National Library of Australia (MS1146). At Tirranna, Gibson acted as a local magistrate for the surrounding district. Around 1830 he also established a racecourse on his property, the first such private racetrack in the Colony, and the annual Tirranna "picnic" race meeting was to become an important event in the rural social calendar until well into the twentieth century. Gibson's significance as a Napoleonic veteran in New South Wales is covered in Christine Wright's Wellington's men in Australia : Peninsular War veterans and the making of Empire, c. 1820-1840 (Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, Chapter 3, pp 55-73). Perhaps most notably, Gibson has been recognised as a pioneer of vascular surgery in the colonies. The following is an extract from Sam E. Mellick's article, The birth of vascular surgery in Australia, in Journal of Vascular Surgery, Vol. 55, no. 4: "Andrew Gibson was born in Scotland and in 1811 at the age of 15 enrolled in medicine at the University of Glasgow and the Royal Infirmary, and he subsequently served with the British Army at Waterloo [as a surgeon in the 39th Regiment]. As an assistant surgeon, he traveled to Sydney with his regiment in 1826 where he worked at the military hospital. A year later he sought a land grant in the Goulburn Plains south-west of Sydney and 1 year after that he moved to Goulburn and built a brick home on the property, which he named "Tirranna" where his descendants still live. He did not practice medicine there except as required in emergencies - a contemporary colleague wrote that "Gibson was too wealthy to undergo the drudgery of medical practice." He was later appointed Magistrate and strove vigorously to end convict transportation. Of great interest is the operation he performed in Sydney on a fellow military officer. On October 21, 1827 Captain Innes presented to Andrew Gibson with a pulsatile swelling in the right groin. On October 25, 1827, presumably under preoperative doses of alcohol and opium, the femoral artery was ligated 1 inch above the aneurysm just below the inguinal ligament, and the circulation was apparently unaffected. Secondary hemorrhages occurred over the next few weeks and Gibson ligated both the external iliac artery above the groin and the femoral artery below the aneurysm. The circulation of the limb was still intact and on April 16, 1828, the "Sydney Gazette" reported, "The miraculous recovery of Captain Innes after a long and severe illness of several months ... ..." In fact the patient lived for another 30 years, finally dying on August 29, 1857. Gibson himself died at home [on his property, Tirranna] on September 22, 1840 aged 44." The leaves from Gibson's sketchbook are essentially dark, illustrated meditations on death and mortality, almost certainly done to pass the time during his service on the Continent during 1815 and betraying the influence of scenes he has witnessed on the battlefield. The one exception is Gibson's view of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, executed in 1821. Presumably the leaves were rescued from the disintegrating sketchbook by a family member and laid down on the backing sheet at some point in the nineteenth century. Clockwise, from top left, the trimmed leaves from the sketchbook are as follows: illustration of a dead soldier on the battlefield, accompanied by a quote from Sir Walter Scott's The Troubador, "Alas! upon the bloody field He fell beneath the foeman's glaive, But still reclining on his shield, Expiring sung the exulting stave"; illustration to accompany a quote from Robert Burns' One night as I did wander; illustration to accompany a passage from Burns, remembered from one of his mother's teacups; illustration to accompany a quote from Burns' If Heaven a draught of heavenly pleasure spare; cutting with signature of Andrew Lucian Gibson, and a quote from Edward Young's poem The Complaint: or Night thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality; a pencil sketch of the Gulf of Annapolis Royal, Novia Scotia, dated 19th August 1821; depiction of "Two Belgiac Officers"; illustration to accompany a passage from Goethe's The sorrows of young Werther, describing the protagonist's burial; and, at the centre of the page, an illustration to accompany a quote from Burns' Written In Friars Carse Hermitage, "Thou whom chance may hither lead, Be thou clad in russet weed, Be thou deckt in silken stole, Grave these counsels on thy soul. Life is but a day at most, Sprung from night, in darkness lost; Hope not sunshine ev'ry hour, Fear not clouds will always lour."

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        Junius. Stat Nominis Umbra.

      London:: Printed by T. Bensley, 1796-1797.. Two volumes. 8vo. xl, [iv], 325; [iv], 366 pp. Engraved half-titles, 16 engraved plates, index. Twentieth century full navy blue straight-grained morocco, gilt rules, five raised bands with gilt compartments, a.e.g. for H. Sotheran & Co., London; a tad rubbed. Near fine. The TWO FORE-EDGE PAINTINGS by CLARE BOOKSBANK, signed. The scene on volume I is possibly a view of King George III and the House of Parliament; on volume II Westminster from the Thames River. The identity of Junius is open to question and debate, and may never be finally resolved unless documents are found which establish his identity. On the other hand scholars now generally support the identification with Sir Philip Francis. “The case for Philip Francis, first proposed by John Taylor in 1816, has established itself as by far the most probable, though categorical proof is still not forthcoming” (DNB). The Letters of Junius were the official letters that Junius collected, refined and published in 1772. The 16 engraved portrait plates depicting famous political figures: (8) Marquis of Granby, Duke of Grafton, Marquis of Rockingham, Judge Blackstone, Right Honorable James Grenville, Duke of Bedford, Sir William Draper, King George III; (8) Lord North, Lord Bute, John Horne Took, Earl of Chatham, John Wilkes, Right Honorable Edmund Burke, Earl of Mansfield, Earl Camden (8).

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        Llangollen Vale, with Other Poems

      London: Printed for G. Sael, 1796, 1796. First edition. Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, page 294; NCBEL II, 682. First and final leaves a little browned; very good copy.. 4to, later brown paper wrappers, 48 pages. Aquatint vignette on the title-page. Without the half-title. Six poems, a dramatic dialogue and six sonnets. The title poem, "Llangollen Vale," is dedicated to "The Right Honorable Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Ponsonby," better known as the "Ladies of Llangollen," who scandalously left their upper-class surroundings to live together in seclusion at Llangollen Vale. Their courage in the face of near universal disdain is celebrated here by Seward, also an unmarried woman, as it was by poet Mary Tighe. Seward visited the Ladies of Llangollen in 1795, and their home in Wales eventually became an attraction for the progressive literati.

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        The telegraph; a consolatory epistle : from Thomas Muir, Esq. of Botany Bay,

      to the Hon. Henry Erskine, late Dean of Faculty.[Edinburgh? : s.n., 1796]. Quarto, disbound, pp 11, [1], front with manuscript note in pencil referring to Muir's handwriting and Hunter's Hill, dated 1820, old horizontal fold throughout, otherwise a good copy. One of three variant quarto editions, this being the issue with signature B on page 5. Ferguson, 242. Thomas Muir, a Glasgow lawyer, was one of a group of five radicals, known as the Scottish Martyrs, sentenced in 1794 to 14 years' transportation for sedition because of his political views. He was a champion of free speech and universal male suffrage, and had tried to promulgate Thomas Paine's The Rights of Man. As one of New South Wales' earliest political prisoners, Muir was permitted to bring his own money and was assigned two convict servants. As well as owning a brick house at Sydney Cove, he purchased a farm "across the water", two miles distant. As Beverley Sherry has noted, the precise location and name of this property is not known (Beverley Sherry, Muir, Thomas, Dictionary of Sydney, 2012, viewed 05 July 2016). The commonly held view that Muir had named his house Huntershill after his family home in Scotalnd, and that the suburb of Hunter's Hill is named after his residence, is a misconception most likely based on an assertion made by Peter Mackenzie in his biography of Muir published in pamphlet form in 1831. The suburb of Hunter's Hill was almost certainly named in honour of Captain John Hunter, who served as second Governor of New South Wales between 1795 and 1800. The pencilled note on the front of the present copy reads: "The vol. sent Mr. [xxxx] interleaved with white papers contains notes on the Laws of Scotland, in the hand writing of Mr. Muir of Hunter's Hill [i.e. Huntershill, Scotland] - H.C. - 8 April 1820." Muir escaped from Botany Bay in 1796, and managed to reach France, where he died in 1799. This poem, addressed to Henry Erskine, a fellow radical who remained in Scotland, was actually written not by Thomas Muir but by Rev. George Hamliton, Minister of Gladsmuir. It describes the condition of the convicts and satirises Muir's revolutionary political ideas. A reference is made on page 8 to the Aboriginal practice of lighting fires in the bush. The pamphlet can be dated by the fact thatErskine was not re-elected as Dean on 12 January 1796 - hence its "consolatory" nature.

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        THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. In Three Volumes. Published by Authority

      Philadelphia: Printed by Richard Folwell, 1796. First Edition. old calf. Very Good. Three volumes, octavo. pp: 494, colophon; 576; 475, (1) errata, (126) index with colophon on final page. In addition to all of the acts passed by the first four congresses of the United States, these volumes include: The Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Treaty of Paris. Bound in old calf, blind-tooled spines and cover borders, red leather labels; front joint cracked and holding on Vol 1; head of spine chipped on Vol 2. 8" x 4.75" Provenance: Inked on free endpaper in an old hand: "New Salem Academy No. 163 / From Hon. E.A. Greenwood." [Evans 32973.].

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        Mémoires ou essais sur la musique par le C.en Grétry, Membre de l'Institut National de France...

      Parigi, Imprimerie de la Republique, Anno V Pluviose (1796/1797). Tre volumi in 8vo (cm. 19,2); belle legature recenti in piena pelle a 5 nervi con fregi e titoli in oro; pp. (4), VIII, 441, (1); (4), XXII, 419, (1); (4), 516. PRIMA edizione completa. Gretry, compositore franco-belga, studiò a Liegi violino, clavicembalo e composizione; in seguito, venuto in Italia con una borsa di studio, fu allievo di G.B. Casali a Roma ed ebbe contatti con padre Martini e N. Piccinni. La spiccata sensibilità scenica, la grazia e la spontaneità melodica gli attirarono fama e successo duraturo; ebbe l'ammirazione, fra gli altri, di Diderot e di Rousseau. Nel 1789 pubblicò a Parigi "Mémoires... sur la musique". Questo volume contiene la storia della sua vita e delle sue opere. Nel 1796/1797 aggiunse altri 2 volumi. Axs

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        Copie des Piéces saisies dans le local que Baboeuf occupoit lors de son arrestation.

      Zwei Bde. in einem. In der Spätphase der französischen Revolution wurde Babeuf im Mai 1796 wegen Verschwörung gegen das Direktoriat verhaftet. Dabei war eine Truhe mit inkriminierenden Dokumenten beschlagnahmt worden. Der Band enthält eine Bestandsaufnahme dieser Papiere: 22 Bündel mit 447 Schriften und Zeitungen aufgelistet, die von Babeufs selbst paraphiert worden waren. Der Fundus diente als zentraler Beweisbestand im Gerichtsverfahren am Hohen Gerichtshof, der schließlich das Todesurteil gegen Babeuf verhängte. - Buchrücken mit Goldprägung, berieben. Innenteil passagenweise gebräunt und stockfleckig. Insgesamt guter Zustand. Sehr selten!

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        Encyclopédie des voyages, contenant l'abrégé historique des moeurs, usages, habitudes domestiques, religions, habitudes domestiques, religions, fêtes, supplices, funérailles, sciences, arts, et commerce de tous les peuples : er la collection complette de leurs habillemens civils, militaires, religieux et dignitaires, dessinés d'après nature, gravés avec soin et coloriés à l'aquarelle.

      Rare set of Grasset de Saint-Sauveur's ethnographic encyclopaedia, containing additional plates and in a fine binding. [Paris] : Deroy, 1796. First edition. Quarto, five volumes bound in four, early nineteenth century full vellum with central arabesque lozenges tooled in blind, manuscript titles to spines, green silk ribbons, four engraved frontispieces and 434 plates, all with fine original hand colouring, gold highlight to borders, printed on blue and white paper, volumes I; III; IV; V bound without the list of plates; bookplates from the Earl of Dalhousie, Austin Smith, K. K. Wood and J. R. P to front pastedowns; an exceptional set in fine condition in de luxe full vellum binding, bound with the full complement of plates. Writer and diplomat Grasset de Saint-Sauveur's Encyclopédie was published in parts, and for that reason is rarely found complete. Two volumes are dedicated to Europe, and one each to Africa, the Americas and Asia. This set contains more plates than any other known, with six additional plates drawn from Grasset de Saint-Sauveur's later works on ethnography. The fine hand-coloured aquatint plates, drawn by Grasset de Saint-Sauveur or Labrousse and engraved by J. Laroque or Labrousse, depict the peoples of the world in their traditional costumes. They include numerous subjects from the South Seas, among them New Zealand (4), Easter Island (2), Tahiti (6), Hawaii (6), Palau (3) and New Caledonia (2). Colas, 1292; Lipperheide, 41 (both calling for 428 plates and 4 frontispieces); Brunet II, 1711 (calling for 432 plates); Forbes, 249 & 264; Sabin, 16808. Copies are recorded in three Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; State Library of Victoria).

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      Venezia Senza Editore (ma Antonio Zatta) 1796 8° Pagine 232 Brossura coeva in carta azzurra. manca l'occhietto. Da pag. 177 inizia il SAGGIO SULLA VITA SEGRETA DEL CONTE DI CAGLIOSTRO. Ottima copia in barbe. Rara opera massonica. Cfr: Lattanzi 136c Melzi p. 258

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        Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition, against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam.

      J. Johnson 1796 - 1st edition. 2 vols. 4to, brown calf. Full Title: Narrative, of a Five Years' Expedition, against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the Wild Coast of South America; from the year 1772, to 1777: elucidating the History of that Country, and describing its Productions, Viz. Quadrupedes, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, Trees, Shrubs, Fruits, & Roots; with an account of the Indians of Guinana, and Negros of Guinea, By Capt.N J.G. Stedman. Illustrated with 80 elegant Engravings, from drawings made by the author. 80 plates, including four foldout maps and views, frontispiece plus title vignettes. A very good copy with all plates intact. Clean and tight with wide margins, no tears, and only minimal light foxing. Recently rebound in full brown calf, color-matched to the original, with new headbands, five raised bands, gilt titles. Vol I: xviii, 407pp., [7] (index, Direction for Placing the Plates, Errata); Vol II: iv, 404pp., [7] (index, Direction for Placing the Plates, Errata). First edition of the noted accounting of Stedman’s expedition to Surinam (Dutch Guiana) and recognized as one of the most important books on plantation life, slavery, and natural history [ Sabin 91075. ] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        General Washington

      London: James Heath. unbound. Uncolored engraving. Sheet measures 22" x 14" This elegant portrait of George Washington is based on a famous 1796 painting by Gilbert Stuart. Known as the Lansdowne Portrait, as it was owned by the Marquis of Lansdowne, it features a standing Washington surrounded by objects relating to his public life. Heath acquired permission to engrave the painting from the Marquis, but supposedly failed to consult Stuart before publishing it. He also, either erroneously or by design, identified the painter as 'Gabriel Stuart'. Stuart, distressed about the loss of artistic control and perhaps also the loss of income, publicly complained. He supposedly also drafted a letter to Lansdowne which was never sent. For the rest of his life, Stuart was distressed about other possible unauthorized versions of his portrait. As far as Heath was concerned, this probably became one of his most well known portrait engraving. James Heath (1757 - 1834) was a London based stipple and line engraver who engraved book illustrations for prominent publishers of the time. He is also known for issuing prints of famous painters, including John Singleton Copley's "Death of Major Peirson", as well as re-engraving William Hogarth's plates. He was also the Historical Engraver to His Majesty from 1793 to 1834.

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        Reise-Atlas von Bajern oder geographisch-geometrische Darstellung aller bajrischen Haupt- und Landstrassen mit den daranliegenden Ortschaften und Gegenden nebst kurzen Beschreibungen alles dessen, was auf und an einer jeden der gezeichneten Strassen für den Reisenden merkwürdig seijn kann.

      München, Herausgegeben auf Kosten des Verfassers bey Joseph Lentner 1796. gr.4. 3 Bll., 225 S. mit 22 kolorierten Kupferstichkarten, 1 Tafel, 1 Frontispiz-Porträt. Einfacher Halbleder mit Rückenschild. (Einband stark berieben und bestossen, vord. Gelenk angepl., Karten und Beschreibungen sehr schön und mit nur wenigen Unterstreichungen v. alter Hand)..

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        Thoughts on the Prospect of a Regicide Peace, in a Series of Letters

      London: J. Owen, 1796. Unauthorized first edition, issued a day before the authorized edition published by F. and C. Rivington; second state of page iii. [2] (of [4]), iv, 131 pp; lacks half-title. 1 vols. 8vo. Disbound; some browning or foxing. Unauthorized first edition, issued a day before the authorized edition published by F. and C. Rivington; second state of page iii. [2] (of [4]), iv, 131 pp; lacks half-title. 1 vols. 8vo. Todd 66a

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        TETES DE DIFFERENTS ANIMAUX DESSINEES D'APRES NATURE pour donner une idée plus exacte de leurs caractères.

      1796. (Codice AN/3071) Portfolio di 13 tavole in folio (51x38,5 cm) con incisioni in rame di vario formato entro margini grandissimi, da cm 9x9 (testa di rapace) a 21,5x25 (testa di cavallo) a 22x22 (testa di bove), più grande frontespizio figurato con allegoria del Laocoonte. Legatura mancante, strappetti alle sguardie bianche e ultima tavola, accenno di orecchie. Alone da vecchia umidità al margine inferiore esterno di tutto il volume, che in 4 tavole tocca appena l'area della battuta, sfiorando in 2 casi 'immagine incisa. Cfr.: Andresen II.53.109, Benezit 8/323 e British Museum (Collection online). Prima e unica edizione di quest'opera che fu composta nel periodo napoletano: il Tischbein vi era giunto in compagnia dell'amico Goethe, ed era stato nominato direttore dell'Accademia Reale di Pittura di Napoli. Segnaliamo la bellezza di queste incisioni dovuta anche alla eccezionale nitidezza che nella stampa su carta è perfettamente conservata. Euro 3500.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Gesamtansicht mit Belagerung im Jahre 1796; darüber Stadtplan mit Karte der Umgebung und Einzeichnungen von Truppenstellungen ('Das Bombardement der Stadt Frankfurth am Mayn . 1796 .').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Johann Jacob Müller in Hanau, dat. 1796, 30 x 37,5

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        Merkwaardige bijzonderheden, inhoudende de nieuwste ontdekkingen in de natuurkunde, natuurlijke historie, land- en volkenkunde, op alle gedeelten van den aardbol.Amsterdam, Ten Brink and De Vries, 1825-1827. 4 volumes. 8vo. With 4 engraved title-pages, each with one of two aquatint views, plus 10 aquatint views on 8 plates, all by H.W. Hoogkamp. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine.

      - Saalmink, p. 1796; cf. Borba de Moraes, p. 819 (other works by Sommer); for the author: ADB XXXIV, pp. 605-606. First Dutch adaptation of Sommer's Taschenbuch zur Verbreitung geographischer Kenntnisse, originally published in 26 volumes from 1823 to 1848. It includes chapters on Arabia, Persia, Uzbekistan, Paraguay, Brazil, Egypt, Fezzan (in present-day Libya), the Philippines, Europe, etc., mainly extracted from travel accounts. The second volume includes a description of Arago's voyage around the world, illustrated with a view of Rio de Janeiro's Church of Nossa Senhora da Gloria and a plate of a gaucho hunting a tiger. The plates further include views of London, a view of an Eskimo grave, Baffin Bay (Greenland), Niagara Falls and Khiva (Uzbekistan).Each volume with library stamps on flyleaf and title-page. Some light stains, bindings show light wear, otherwise in very good condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Eloge de l'âne traduction libre du latin... par M. L. Coupé.

      Paris, imp. de Honnert, 1796, in 16, de 213pp. 1f. bl., pl. veau époque, dos orné, coiffe inf. restaurée, ex-libris Adrien Joseph Havé frappé en queue dans un cercle, très rares rousseurs, bon exemplaire. Adrien-Joseph Havé (1739-1817) érudit champenois, fut secrétaire du ministre Sartine. Il fonda le 1er journal champenois. En 1806, il fut chargé par le maire de Reims de former la bibliothèque publique de la ville. Première traduction française de ce charmant éloge de l'âne, paru en latin en à Leyde en 1623. Disciple de Scaliger et Dousa, ce poète et philologue érudit né à Gand fut une des figures marquantes des Belles-Lettres du siècle d'or néerlandais. Connu pour se livrer à d'innocentes plaisanteries, il eut quelques démêlés avec Guez de Balzac, et surtout avec le philologue Saumaise. Peu commun. ¶ Brunet III.p.84

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