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        Versuch einer medicinischen Topographie von Berlin.

      Berlin, bei Ernst Fleischer, 1796, 8, Titelvignette, (2), XII, 382 pp. und 10 gefalteten Tabellen, feiner Pappband im Stil d.Zet., Rückenschild und Rückvergoldung feines Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe!Beschreibung Berlins unter medizinisch-hygienischen Gesichtspunkten aus dem Jahr 1796. Die heutige Metropole hatte damals erst gut 160.000 Einwohner. Das Buch widmet sich der geographischen Lage der Stadt, der Qualität der Wasserversorung, dem Klima, der Sterblichkeitsrate und den häufigsten Krankheiten der Berliner. Breiten Raum nimmt selbstredend auch die Darstellung der Krankenhäuser und medizinischen Lehranstalten Berlins ein. Das Buch schließt mit einer Naturgeschichte Berlins und umfangreichen Listen zur Fauna und Flora auf dem damaligen Stadtgebiet.Johann Ludwig Formey, "geboren zu Berlin 1766, medicinisch ausgebildet in Halle und Göttingen, zu Halle 1788 promoviert und später auf Reisen in Strassburg, Paris und Wien, trat als Militärarzt ein und machte 1794 den Feldzug nach Polen mit. 1796 wurde er königlicher Leibarzt in Potsdam, 1798 Professor am Berliner Collegium med.chir, 1809 an der neugebildeten med.-chir. Akademie. Geh.Med.Rath seit 1801, trat er 1817 in das Ministerium des Inneren als vortragender Rath der Medicinialabteilung ein. Am 23.Juni 1823 starb er." Hirsch II 406."Unter den hiesigen Ärzten ist und bleibt er immer der, der den meisten Menschenverstand hat, richtig, denkt und in wissenschaftlicher Beziehung ohne Vorurteile ist." E.L.Heim

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        All'Italia nelle tenebre, L'Aurora porta la luce. Riflessioni filosofiche e morali; documenti ed avvisi all'Italia; sistema nuovo mai trattato pria, tanto dagli antichi, che dai moderni scrittori.

      presso Francesco Pogliani, 1796. In-8° (cm. 20,2), legatura successiva in p. pergamena e angoli con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, piatti marmorizzati, taglio superiore dorato; pp. [6] 391 [1b] in buono stato; alcuni deliziosi fregi; geniale appunto anticamente manoscritto al frontespizio che lo definisce «Libro di un incredulo, e per meglio dire di un pazzo, che merita tutta la derisione e il disprezzo». Qualche sporadico segno d'inchiostro, lieve alone a poche carte, margine bianco della carta A1 asportato. Edizione originale di un libro pazzesco, tra l'altro interessantissimo, del settario Enrico Michele L'Aurora, un giacobino fondatore di repubbliche, eversore e organizzatore infaticabile scampato alle Insorgenze e più volte sfuggito alla magistratura, le cui date di nascita e morte sono tutt'oggi oscure. L'opera, tra cosmogonia massonica e totale condanna del Cristianesimo, fa tabula rasa dell'esistente per una costruzione ex novo del mondo, nella pretesa di fungere da manifesto fondativo delle futura Repubblica universale. Buon esemplare.

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        Exposition du systeme du monde, par Pierre-Simon Laplace, de l'institut National de France, et du Bureau des Longitudes. Tome premier -second

      A Paris: de l'Imprimerie du Cercle Social, l'an IV de la Republique francaise (1796) - In-8 (19 cm) 2 voll 314 (4); 312 (4). Legatura ottocentesca in marocchino rosso con fregi e cornice dorata ai piatti. Qualche pagina arrossata. Pierre-Simon Laplace, marchese di Laplace (Beaumont-en-Auge, 23 marzo 1749 – Parigi, 5 marzo 1827), è stato un matematico, fisico, astronomo e nobile francese. Fu uno dei principali scienziati nel periodo napoleonico. Firma di Laplace. Ha dato fondamentali contributi a vari campi della matematica, dell'astronomia e della teoria della probabilità ed è stato uno degli scienziati più influenti al suo tempo, anche per il suo contributo all'affermazione del determinismo. Diede la svolta finale all'astronomia matematica riassumendo ed estendendo il lavoro dei suoi predecessori nella sua opera in cinque volumi Mécanique Céleste (meccanica celeste) (1799-1825). Questo capolavoro ha trasformato lo studio geometrico della meccanica sviluppato da Newton in quello basato sull'analisi matematica. Nel 1799 fu nominato ministro degli interni da Napoleone che nel 1806 gli conferì il titolo di conte dell'Impero. Fu nominato marchese nel 1817, dopo la restaurazione dei Borbone. 16mo secolo

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        Considerations of the Medicinal use and Production of Factotious Airs. By Thomas Beddoes, M.D. and James Watt, Engineer. Part III.

      London for J. Johnson, St. Paul,s Church-Yard, 1796, 8, XX, 178 pp., 3 Tafeln, feiner Halbledereinband mit Rvg. und Rückenschild feines Exemplar. Second Edition, Corrected, and Enlarged!"By 1796 pneumatic medicine was at the zenith of popularity and it was possible for the public to purchase its own apparatus in a 'simplified and portable' form. ..." The 'principal' factitious airs' which, after carrying out a series of tests on animals, Beddoes recommended for clinical use were carbon dioxide, hydrogen, 'hydro-carbonate' and oxygen. The diseases to which each was considered applicable were many. Pneumatic treatment was not, perhaps, quite so drastic as it appears , because the gases were cautiously inhaled greatly diluted with atmospheric air. Even in the case of oxygen 'where Symptoms do not decidedly indicate larger doses, it is prudent to begin with a pint of oxygene air in a bagful of common air, that is to say, diluted from 20 to 40 times its bulk of common air, and gradually to increase the dose as symptoms direct observing always to dilute with at least 20 times the quantity of common air'." Barbara M. Duncum, The Development of Inhalation Anaesthesia (1947), pp.68-69Contents: Epistle General. Cases of Dropsy. Letters from Sir William Chambers, Dr. Thornton, Samuel Hill, Barr, and Dr. Darwin. Cases of Asthma. Letters from Mr. Boothby Clopton, Dr. Thornton, Barrett, Redfearn, Mr. Phipps, and Mr. Yung. Cases of the ill Effects of Opium. Letters from Mr. Phipps, Dr. Thornton, and Colonel Braithwaite. Cases of Paralyses. Letters from Mr. Danby, and Mr. Rolph. Cases of Chlorosis and Epilepsia. Letters from Mrs. Stephens, Dr. Alderson, Mr. Lambert, and Dr. Pearson. Cases of Head-Ache and Dyspepsia. Letters from Dr. Darwin, Mrs. Benham, Cotterel, and Mr.- Broomhall. Case of Scrophulous Tumours. Letter from Mr. Cooper. Cases of Impaired Organs. Letter from Dr. Thornton. Case of Swelling. Letter from Dr. Thornton. Case of Ulcers. Letters from Rev. Mr. Townsend, Dr. Thornton, and Mrs. Munt. Cases of Scorbutic Eruption. Letter from Mr. Cummins. Cases of Mortification and Carbuncles. Letters from Mr. Sandford, and Dr. Ingenhousz. Case of Sysphilis. Letter from Dr. Thornton. Case of Melancholia. Letters from Rev. Mr. Townsend, and Mr. Russel. Case of Pregnancy. Letter from Dr. Thornton. Cases of Diseased Spine, cancer, &c. Letter from Dr. Thornton. Cases of Inoculation. Letter from Dr. Thornton. Case of Haemoptysis.. Letter from Dr. Dr. Redfearn. Cass of Phthisis Pulmonalis. Letters from Dr.Alderson, Mr. Barr, Dr. Carmichael, and Dr. Thornton. Cases of Catarrh. Letters from Mr. Townsend, and a Note from Mr. Edgeworth. Cases of Putrid Fever and Pleurisy. Letters from Dr. Thornton, and Dr. Reynolds.Miscellaneous. Postscript of a Letter from Dr. Pearson, on Yeast. Vindication of Yeast by Dr. Thornton. Letter from Mr Sandford on Tooth-ach. Letter from Mr. Watt on the Dilution of Factitious Airs. Letter from Mr. Watt, being Cautions respecting the Production of Airs. Description of a Mercurial Apparatus suggested by an inspection of Mr. Watt's Machine for producing and containing Factitious Airs, by Mr. William Clayfield of Bristol. Description of Pneumatic Apparatus invented by Mr. Read. Explanation of Plate II. To William Reynolds, Joseph Reynolds, and William Yonge.

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        Abhandlung von den Krankheiten der Knochen, Knorpel und Sehnen. 3 in 1 Bd.

      Königsberg und Leibzig, Verlag der Hartungschen Bhdlg., 1796, 1789 und 1793, 8, XX, 402, (2 pp. Druckfehler) XVI, (1) Taf., 200 (10), 289 pp., (2 pp. Druckfehler) pp., 1 Portait, 25 Kupfertaf., Pappband d.Zt. Selten - Erster Teil in der endgültigen, wesentlich erweiterten dritten Auflage, die anderen Teile in erster Ausgabe!Johann Friedrich Böttcher, "Physikus der Kreise Rastenburg und Neidenburg in Ostpreussen, von dessen Lebensumständen nur zu ermitteln war", "promovierte 1779 zu Halle mit der Dissertation "De nonnulis ad suffusionem in genere et crystallinam veram in specie pertinentibus" (neu gedruckt bei WEIZ, Neue Ausz. Frankfurt und Leipzig 15 (1782) pp. 24-27), dass er anfänglich in Berlin prakticirte und 1791 die genannte Physikatsstelle erhielt, verfasste mehrere sehr geschätzte Schriften wie: "Abhandlung von den Krankheiten der Knochen, Knorpel und, Sehnen" (1. ThI., Dessau 1782, Königsberg 1787 neue Aufl. 1789 2. Theil 1789 3. Theil, 1. Hälfte 1792) - "Vermischte medicinisch-chirurgische Schriften" (Heft 1, 2, Königsberg 1791-92) - "Auswahl des chirurgischen Verbandes für angehende Wundärzte" (Berlin 1795 8. mit 15 Kpft. 4.) - "Vorschlag zur Verbesserung des doppelten Leistenbruchbandes und Angabe zu einem bequemen Verbände bei der Zerreissung des Ligaments der Kniescheibe" (Berlin 1796) - "Bemerkungen über Medicinal- Verfassung, Hospitäler und Kurorte" (Heft 1, Königsberg 1800). - Das zuerstgenannte Werk war das vollständigste, das seit J. L. PETIT'S berühmter Schrift über den gleichen Gegenstand erschienen war. Böttcher hat sich auch noch durch Erfindung eines Compressorium der verletzten Art. intercostal., durch ein Compressorium und ein Receptaculum urinae bei Incontinenz desselben u.s.w. bekannt gemacht." Gurlt, Hirsch-H. I, p.604 Ergänzungsband p.113siehe - Meusel, I, p. 363 IX, p. 114 Bernstein, Geschichte der Chirurgie, II, p. 431.Blake 56 Lesky 87

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        Voyage en retour de l'Inde, par terre, et par une route en partie inconnue jusqu'ici. Suivi d'Observations sur le passage dans l'Inde par l'Egypte et le grand désert, par James Capper. Traduit de l'anglais par Théophile Mandar.

      Paris, Imprimerie de la République, An V [1796], cartonnage bradel de l'époque (habilement restauré). -Mouillures dans la marge inf. de 3/4 des ff., y compris les cartes ; qq. rousseurs ; petit manque de papier dans les marges de 2 ff. sans atteinte du texte. - in-4 de (4)-XVI-385-(2) pp. + 2 cartes dépl. h.t. ; Edition originale en français.Monglond III-col. 754.L'Anglais Thomas Howel retrace son voyage de Madras à Constantinople, ce qui l'amènera à traverser la Perse et l'Arabie. Il donne d'intéressants détails sur l'Arménie, l'Anatolie, le Kurdistan.Th. Mandar, le traducteur, a rédigé un copieux appendice où il décrit notamment Maduré, la côte des Malabars et de Coromandel, Cochin, Bagdad, Bassora, Babylone .L'ouvrage de Capper se compose de deux parties : une lettre de James Capper qui décrit son voyage vers l'Inde en passant par la Mer Rouge et l'Egypte, et un journal de voyage de l'Inde à Alep.

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        Historische brieven van den predikant J. Scharp te Rotterdam, over den zich noemenden Frederik Gerard Meijer, geëxecuteerden binnen die stad den 26sten Mey 1796, behelzende deszelfs character, zeldzaame leevens-geschiedenis, gesprekken, brieven, gevoelens en dood, doormengd met veele wetenswaardigheden betreffende de godgeleerdheid, rechtsgeleerdheid en wijsbegeerte. Rotterdam, J. Hofhout en Zoon, 1796.

      8+405+72+(3) pag., origineel karton. Mooi exemplaar. Met gegraveerd portret. C0001.Buijnsters pag. 30, 32, 42. Scharp had op zich genomen Meijer op de doodstraf voor te bereiden. De zeer belezen Meijer vertelde Scharp dat hij eigenlijk Von Rantzau heette en van Deense adel was. Na een leven van losbandigheid en enkele inbraken werd hij door de overheid gegrepen. Scharp sprak met hem over de zin van het bestaan, de waarde van godsdienst en de positie van de mens. Vlak voor de executie pleegde Meijer zelfmoord maar werd toch, al half dood, naar het schavot gesleept. Het boek geeft een nieuwe benadering voor de misdaadbiografie aan het eind van de 18e eeuw en werd binnen een jaar nog twee maal herdrukt en in het Engels vertaald.

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        Arsenal de Chirurgie, ou recueil des instruments et des manières d'opérer adoptées par les modernes. Gravés pour le Cours de Chirurgie.

      A Paris, Chez Théophile Barrois le jeune, Libraire, An IV (1796), 4, (IV), 100, davon 99 nummerierte Kupferstichtafeln zarter, kaum sichtbarer Wasserrand im unteren Rand, Ledereinband der Zeit Rückschild erneuert, feines Exemplar. Extremely rare first separate edition, with a print run of only 25 printed on vellum paper according to the imprint on the half-title "Il n'y eu que vingt-cinq Exemplaires de cet Ouvrage, tirés sur papier vélin". This fine surgical atlas by Benjamin Bell (1749-1806) was originally published as part of his noted 'System of Surgery' (1783-1788).No copy found on PCLC or KVK

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        VEERE, BRUINING, KUILER Prijsboek in geheel leren prijsband met in goud het wapen van de stad Veere, met prijsformulier t.n.v. Christoffel Johan Kuiler, d.d. 1796. Het boek zelf is de “Proeve van bijbel en mengelpoezy” van H.A. Bruining, predikant te Veere, gedrukt te Veere bij C.M. van de Graaf in 1792, 8o, 144 p., met op titelpagina een groot geëtst vignet van de Zeeuwse kunstenaar George Kockers, 1792.

      Het uitvoerige prijsformulier in handschrift vermeldt o.a. dat Bruining niet alleen de auteur van het boekje is, maar ook de leraar was van Kuiler. Het formulier is ondertekend door de scholarchen van Veere: A. Jacobze, J.J. Schadden (?), J.H.A. v. Desch (?), H.A. Bruining en G.H. Schadden (?). Een uniek stukje Veere: Een in Veere gedrukt boekje met deels aan Veere gerelateerde gedichten door de Veerse predikant Bruining, in een band met het Veerse wapen bedrukt en uitgereikt aan de Veerse jongeman Kuiler, leerling van Bruining, met de handtekeningen van de Veerse schoolbestuurders, waaronder de auteur!.M6691

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        The Age of Paper or An Essay on Banks and Banking

      

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        Memoria storica intorno alla Repubblica di Venezia. Per la prima volta pubblicata nell"ingresso di S. E. Messer Alvise Pisani Cavaliere alla Dignità di Procuratore di San Marco.

      Stamperia di Carlo Palese, 1796. In 4° (300x215); Pagg. (10) compresi l'antiporta ed il frontespizio con vignetta incisa in rame, pagg. 16, CXXIII, (5) e 1 carta bianca; testatina e finalino sempre in rame. Antiporta in rame figurata con l'illustrazione di una medaglia di Andrea Spinelli, appartenente al museo Pisani, che illustra Venezia con intorno il motto "Adriaci Regina Maris" su una faccia, mentre sul rovescio appare un doge con cinque figure maschili in atto di pregare il Cristo con un vessillo ed il motto "Concordia Parne / Res Crescunt - Senatus Venetus - 1339". Nel frontespizio, vignetta con lo stemma di casa Pisani. Edizione originale di grande rarità di questa opera storica di Venezia, che copre gli anni tra il 1300 ed il 1500, scritta da Paolo Morosini e Giovanni Cornaro vissuti a cavallo tra '400 e '500. L'opera fu curata da Anton Giovanni Bonicelli che era il bibliotecario di casa Pisani, il quale la dedica ad Alvise Corsaro. Bonicelli, raccogliendo il desiderio di Pisani, favorevole alla pubblicazione di opere di pubblica utilità in occasione della celebrazione del suo Ingresso, tradusse e diede alle stampe la presente. Morosini dedica la sua storia all'amico Cecco Simonetta consigliere ducale. Nella Venezia del XVIII secolo era usanza delle famiglie nobili veneziane, un cui membro era chiamato a ricoprire cariche importanti nella Serenessima, dare alle stampe un'opera con la legatura in carta di pregio riproducente lo stemma della famiglia. Era una produzione dal carattere eminentemente occasionale, nata da accordi privati tra le famiglie nobili e gli editori, in cui affiorano i gusti della Venezia settecentesca, impegnata in feste e celebrazioni, la maggior parte delle quali doveva essere siglata dalla pubblicazione di questi libri od opuscoli. (Vedi: A. Pettoello: Libri illustrati veneziani del Settecento. Le pubblicazioni d"occasione. Ist. Veneto di Scienze, Lett. ed Arti; Lapiccirella, L., Cat. 3, Libri illustrati veneziani del XVIII sec.). Ottima impressione tipografica, magistralmente stampata su carta di pregio. poiché edita in poche copie. Esemplare perfetto con barbe parziali eccetto il dorso rifatto. Cicogna 92 e 474. Morazzoni p. 277. Lozzi II, 6063: "Edizione di pochi esemplari".

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        Order of the Governor in Council, of the 7th. July 1796, for the Regulation of Commerce, between this Province and the United States of America.

      Quebec. Printed by Command of his Excellency the Governor; by William Vondenvelden. 1796.. Hardcover. 4to. 26cm, 16p., bilingual title pages and text, rebound in later half calf, black cloth boards, double crimson and black leather labels, gilt titles, blanks, library stamp on the front endpaper, a fine copy thus. (cdn) Tremaine. Bibliography of Canadian Imprint, 1751-1800. # 994 - T.P.L. 692. Added title page in French; English and French on opposite pages. Even numbers on recto. Odd numbers on verso. Another edition was published in the same year. Cf. T.P.L. 691. .

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        A Journey over Land to India, partly by a Route never gone before by any European, by Donald Campbell, of Barbreck, Esq. Who Formerly Commanded A Regiment Of Cavalry In The Service Of His Highness The Nabob Of The Carnatic. In a Series of Letters to his Son. Comprehending His Shipwreck and Imprisonment With Hyder Alli, and His Subsequent Negociations And Transactions In The East.

      - London, printed by Vaughan Griffiths, for T. N. Longman, No. 39, Paternoster-Row, 1796. Three parts and appendix in one volume, 4to. Near contemporary half-calf over marbled boards, ornamented in blind, spine with gilt-stamped lettering-piece; pp. xvii, [3], 176; 138; 181,[1]; 9, [1]; rebacked, preserving the original back-strip, light wear to extremities; occasional spotting, otherwise good. Second edition, identical with the first of 1795. 'The journey was made by way of Belgium, Tyrol, Venice, Alexandria, Aleppo, Diyarbakır, Mosul, Baghdad, Bushehr, Bombay, and Goa, all of which places and others are described in the work. Campbell was shipwrecked in the Indian Ocean, and imprisoned by Haider Ali of Mysore, but subsequently released. The book enjoyed much popularity. A new edition appeared in 1796, and an abridged version was published in the same year as Narrative of Adventures, and a sixth edition was reached in 1808. The third part of the travels, relating to the shipwreck and imprisonment of the writer, was published as a chapbook, Shipwreck and Captivity of D. C.' (ODNB). ESTC N47266; Wilson 36; Cox I, 306. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht; darüber Porträt von Ferdinand I. und Erklärungen ('Hannover, eine ansehnliche feste Volkreiche Stadt und Churfürst. Residenz an der Leine.').

      - Kupferstich v. Georg Hisler aus Sächsischer Postillion b. Carl Friedr. Völkel in Löbau, 1796, 18,5 x 29,5

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        The Taje Mahal, at Agra.

      Bowyer, Robert; London 1796 - colour-printed aquatint with hand-finish; overall 52 x 70 cm; plate 49 x 65 cm. some dusting; one marginal tear not affecting image; on verso: paper hinges from previous framing; o/w exc. cond. - A beautiful view of the gate house with the Taj Mahal in the background, 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 Taj Mahal was erected by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, as a mausoleum for his beloved wife, known as Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1629. - 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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        Memoria storica intorno alla Repubblica di Venezia. Per la prima volta pubblicata nell"ingresso di S. E. Messer Alvise Pisani Cavaliere alla Dignit? di Procuratore di San Marco.

      Stamperia di Carlo Palese,, Venezia 1796 - In 4? (300x215); Pagg. (10) compresi l'antiporta ed il frontespizio con vignetta incisa in rame, pagg. 16, CXXIII, (5) e 1 carta bianca; testatina e finalino sempre in rame. Antiporta in rame figurata con l'illustrazione di una medaglia di Andrea Spinelli, appartenente al museo Pisani, che illustra Venezia con intorno il motto "Adriaci Regina Maris" su una faccia, mentre sul rovescio appare un doge con cinque figure maschili in atto di pregare il Cristo con un vessillo ed il motto "Concordia Parne / Res Crescunt - Senatus Venetus - 1339". Nel frontespizio, vignetta con lo stemma di casa Pisani. Edizione originale di grande rarit? di questa opera storica di Venezia, che copre gli anni tra il 1300 ed il 1500, scritta da Paolo Morosini e Giovanni Cornaro vissuti a cavallo tra '400 e '500. L'opera fu curata da Anton Giovanni Bonicelli che era il bibliotecario di casa Pisani, il quale la dedica ad Alvise Corsaro. Bonicelli, raccogliendo il desiderio di Pisani, favorevole alla pubblicazione di opere di pubblica utilit? in occasione della celebrazione del suo Ingresso, tradusse e diede alle stampe la presente. Morosini dedica la sua storia all'amico Cecco Simonetta consigliere ducale. Nella Venezia del XVIII secolo era usanza delle famiglie nobili veneziane, un cui membro era chiamato a ricoprire cariche importanti nella Serenessima, dare alle stampe un'opera con la legatura in carta di pregio riproducente lo stemma della famiglia. Era una produzione dal carattere eminentemente occasionale, nata da accordi privati tra le famiglie nobili e gli editori, in cui affiorano i gusti della Venezia settecentesca, impegnata in feste e celebrazioni, la maggior parte delle quali doveva essere siglata dalla pubblicazione di questi libri od opuscoli. (Vedi: A. Pettoello: Libri illustrati veneziani del Settecento. Le pubblicazioni d"occasione. Ist. Veneto di Scienze, Lett. ed Arti; Lapiccirella, L., Cat. 3, Libri illustrati veneziani del XVIII sec.). Ottima impressione tipografica, magistralmente stampata su carta di pregio. poichÈ edita in poche copie. Esemplare perfetto con barbe parziali eccetto il dorso rifatto. Cicogna 92 e 474. Morazzoni p. 277. Lozzi II, 6063: "Edizione di pochi esemplari". storia.

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        A Journey over Land to India, partly by a Route never gone before by any European, by Donald Campbell, of Barbreck, Esq. Who Formerly Commanded A Regiment Of Cavalry In The Service Of His Highness The Nabob Of The Carnatic. In a Series of Letters to his Son. Comprehending His Shipwreck and Imprisonment With Hyder Alli, and His Subsequent Negociations And Transactions In The East.

      

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        Thèse pour le degré de la licence, sur l'origine des vents (...) leur influence dans l'économie animale, et les différentes épidémies qui ont existé depuis plusieurs siècles en France, et particulièrement en Normandie

      s.l., s.d. [A Caen, de l'imprimerie de L.J. Poisson]. s.l, s.d. [A Caen, de l'imprimerie de L.J. Poisson], [Messidor, l'an 4e (1796)], in-8, 42 pages, cartonnage vert moderne à la bradel, pièce de titre rouge en long, Thèse soutenue à Caen, sous la présidence du professeur Roussel.

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        Cours de géométrie pratique professé par M. Prevost et suivi par C.F. Frenet. Comprenant 1o. La géométrie élémentaire avec ses applications au toisé, au cubage, géodésie, etc. 2o. La géométrie descriptive avec ses applications à la perspective, à la coupe des pierres etc.[Lyon?, ca. 1825?]. Oblong folio (35 x 45 cm). With a flourished calligraphic title-page signed "[Charles] Esclozas scripsit", and 140 leaves with more than 350 figures in black ink and sometimes pencil, red ink or coloured washes (blue, yellow, red, green and grey), illustrating plain and solid geometry, projections, perspective, architecture, bridges, cartography, globes, sundials, etc., and with text and illustrations in black thick-thin borders. Contemporary green half morocco, spine richly gold-tooled.

      Complete and thoroughly illustrated course of practical plane and solid geometry (including conic and other sections), with applications to projections, perspective, surveying, bridges, architecture and stone masonry, cartography, geodesy and globes, sundials, etc. The title suggests it was a series of lectures by "M. Prevost" (it is not clear whether "M" is an initial or merely means "monsieur"), followed by C.F. Frenet, who apparently wrote up Prévost's lectures and drew the finely executed illustrations. The texts are mostly captions to the figures in the illustrations and are usually keyed to them with numbers. The title-page divides the text into two numbered parts. The first (géométrie élémentaire) has 5 subdivisions (géométrie élémentaire, geodésie graphique, du plan, surface des solides, cubature des corps), and the second (géométrie descriptive) has 8 subdivisions (problemes & plans tangens, sections, poliedres, developpemens, construire une mappe-monde, gnomonique & cadrans, coupe des pierres, perspective). The extent of the course suggests it continued for more than one year. Frenet probably set down Prévost's words and sketched his illustrations during the lectures, but made the present fair copies of both at home afterward. The ninth plate includes the captions of figures 73 to 80 in a trompe l'oeil drawing of a piece of paper as if it were attached with sealing wax and had its corners curling up.We have not been able to identify Prévost or Frenet, but the calligrapher who executed the title-page was almost certainly Charles Esclozas/Esclosas (ca. 1796-1839), who worked in his native Lyon from 1823 to his death, so the manuscript probably originated in or near Lyon. A few leaves are bound out of order. The ink of the flourishes at the head of the title-page has eaten through the paper, and in a couple illustration leaves the paper has torn along a border line (in one case with loss of the fore-edge margin). The title-page and last leaf are creased and a few leaves show browning or foxing, but most leaves remain in very good condition. The binding is rubbed and the hinges worn, but the tooling on the spine remains clear. A manuscript course of practical geometry with finely executed illustrations, perhaps prepared for publication but never published.

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        De graveur, behelzende eene beknopte handleiding tot de daktylioglyphia of graveerkunst (...) etsen (...) mezzotinto (...) aquatinta. Dordrecht, Blusse, 1796. [13e stuk van de Volledige Beschrijving van alle konsten, ambachten ...].

      Gebonden in half leer uit de tijd, (8)+359+(9) pag. Geillustreerd met frontispice in houtsnede (door Oortman) en 10 uitslaande gravures. Watervlekkig.

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

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

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        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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        ELEMENTOS DE MATEMATICA : TOM. IX. PARTE I. DE LA ARQUITECTURA CIVIL.

      - 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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        LETTRES D'HÉLOÏSE ET D'ABAILARD [Abélard]; Édition ornée de huit figures gravées par les meilleures Artistes de Paris, d'après les dessins et sous la direction de MOREAU le jeune.

      - Paris, Fournier, Imp. Didot le jeune, 1796. 3 tomes en 3 vol. in-folio: 28 x 38 cm.I/303 pp.; II/ 367 pp.; III/ 419pp. Édition billingue latin - français. Traduction de Dom Gervaise, précédée d'une Vie d'Abailard par François-Henri-Stanislas de L'Aulnay (Vol. I: p. 5-113). Bien complet des 8 figures originales à pleine page d'après Moreau le jeune et gravées par Le Mire, Langlois, Delvaux, Dambrun, Delvaux et Pauquet, Simont, Halbou, Romanet; toutes dans le 1er vol. Reliures cartonnées de l'époque couvertes de papier vert. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge. Reliures marquées par le temps; manques aux coiffes, coins émoussés, une des pièce de titre manque. Intérieur en très bon état, rares piqûres, sinon beau papier vélin, gravures très propres. (voir: Cohen, 1880, 277-278 / Gay & Lemonier, Biblio. de l'amour, 1873, VI, p. 28) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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, in Guiana, on the Wild Coast of South America; from the year 1772, to 1777: elucitating the History of that Country, and describing its Productions. 2 Bände.

      J. Johnson/J. Edwards, London 1796 - 4to (27,5 x 22 cm). Mit gest. Frontispiz, 2 gest. Titeln u. 80 Kupfertaf. u.a. v. William Blake nach Zeichnungen des Autors (davon 4 gef., inkl. 2 Karten u. 1 Plan). XVIII, 407 S., 4 Bl.; IV, 404 S., 4 Bl. Hldr. d. Zeit m. dekorativer Blind- u. Goldprägung des Leders. Marmorschnitt. Erste Ausgabe. - Stedman (1744-1794) war an der Niederschlagung eines Sklavenaufstandes in Suriname beteiligt. Vorliegendes, teils vom Verlag stark überarbeitetes Werk basiert auf seinen Tagebuchaufzeichnungen und hatte großen Anteil am Bekanntwerden der grausamen Zustände in der Sklaverei dieser Kolonien, denen der Autor sehr kritisch gegenübersteht. Stedman verliebte sich in eine Sklavin, die er freizukaufen versuchte und schildert neben diesen persönlichen und den militärischen Erlebnissen auch Beobachtungen aus der Tier- und Pflanzenwelt des Landes. - Einbände geringfügig berieben. Wappenexlibris auf Innendeckel v. Bd. 1. Vorsätze, Kupfer u. angrenzende Bl. stockfleckig. Sonst sehr wohlerhaltene, dekorative Bände. - A Beautiful set of very good contition. Some foxing inside. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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