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        Manuscript Letter, Signed, in French, by Count Nicholas Repnin to Colonel von Essen (d'Essen)

      Grodno 1796 - February 22, 1796. Original signed manuscript letter on single sheet of laid paper (ca. 36 x 25 cm), folded once vertically; 4 pp. Additional old fold lines; near fine. Nicholas Repnin was one of the foremost Imperial Russian statesmen of the eighteenth century, second in fame only to Alexander Suvorov. Under Catherine the Great, he served as minister plenipotentiary in Poland, in effect ruling the country and playing a crucial role in the gradual dissolution of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. He was widely known for his ruthless tactics, which included dictating the Russian demands to the Polish diet and arresting and exiling his opponents, such as the bishops of Kiev and Warsaw. During the Russo-Turkish War of 1768-74, Repnin resigned in order to lead Russian troops into battle against the Ottoman forces. But it was during the next Russo-Turkish conflict (1787-1792) that Repnin rose to fame as the most successful Russian commander apart from Suvorov (1729-1800). The present letter was written in Grodno, during Repnin's tenure as governor-general of the Lithuanian provinces, and concerns an unsavory affair involving one of von Essen's subordinates, the subject of which is merely circumscribed and couched in an abundance of rhetorical flourishes. At the time of writing, Repnin was at the height of his fame, following his successful, if controversial role in the Russo-Turkish War, and shortly before his death in Riga in 1801. A rare private letter, written entirely in French and signed by the author. We are unable to find information about the addressee. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        La lithographie française de 1796 à 1896 et les Arts qui s'y rattachent. Manuel pratique s'adressant aux artistes et aux imprimeurs

      Ch. Lorilleux, sans date (1889), 1796. In-4, pleine basane souple de l'éditeur, dos lise, XXIV- 358 pp. 33 planches hors-texte sous serpente en noir et en couleurs. Coiffe usée en tête, mors fendillé en pied. Bel état intérieur. Edition originale illustrée de lithographies en noir et couleur, dont la publicité pour la Saxoléine illustrée en couleurs par Jules Cheret.

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        The Hasty Pudding

      A Poem, in three Cantos. Written at Chamberry, in Savoy, January, 1793.8vo in half sheets. 15 pp. Disbound.[New Haven: Printed by T. and S. Green, for Tiebout and O'Brien?,

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        MIGUEL LA GRUA TALAMANCA Y BRANCIFORTE, DE LOS PRINCIPES DE CARINI, MARQUES DE BRANCIFORTE, GRANDE DE ESPANA DE PRIMERA CLASE, CABALLERO DE LA INSIGNE ORDEN DEL TOYSON DE ORO.

      Mexico. . 1796 - Very large broadside, 23 1/2 x 31 inches, printed in four columns. Manuscript authorization at bottom dated at Chihuahua, Dec. 26, 1796, and docketed on verso with arms of New Spain. Separated along vertical fold. Generally clean and crisp. This massive broadside prints forty-five articles relating to the production, ingredients, sale and exporting of aguardiente in Mexico. The document is signed and executed at the bottom by several officials.

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        Portraits des personnages célèbres de la Révolution, avec tableau historique et notices, par P. Quenard, l'un des représentans de la Commune de Paris, en 1789 et 1790.

      Paris, Imprimerie du Cercle Social, 1796 [pour le tome second], pleine basane de l'époque, dos ornés (épidermés), charnières fendues. -Page de titre du t. 2 restaurée au verso avec du papier de l'époque ; lég. manque de papier dans la marge de 2 portraits du t. 2, sans atteinte de la partie gravée ; mouillures claires marginales sur une quinzaine de portraits ; rousseurs éparses. -Précieux exemplaire de P. Quénard, comportant les 2 premiers volumes, avec le tome I incomplet de la page de titre. - 2 volumes in-4 de 1 frontispice-(2)-72 pp.-50 ff. de texte recto-verso accompagnant 50 portraits en médaillons h.t.-(4) pp. et 1 frontispice-(6)-8 pp.-45 ff. de texte recto-verso accompagnant 45 portraits en médaillons h.t.-5 ff. de texte accompagnant 5 portraits en médaillons h.t.-(2)-(4)-(6)-98-(3) pp. + 14 planches h.t. de costumes ; Edition originale, accompagnée de nombreuses notes autographes signées de Quénard.Monglond III-597 à 602 ; Tourneux I-294 ; Colas 383 ; Cohen 175 et 831.Importante note autographe signée, datée du 28 novembre 1801 : celle-ci précise que s'il a bien fait paraître ces deux volumes, le 3e n'est pas de lui. Il ajoute d'ailleurs que ce 3e volume "n'est pas non plus écrit dans le même sens que les 2 premiers." L'auteur explique ensuite que "la prudence l'a contraint à faire des omissions" dans la rédaction des notices, et ce, pour que l'ouvrage puisse paraître, et conclut "il a donc fallu laisser à deviner quelque chose au lecteur, et laisser passer quelques scélérats sous le manteau du patriotisme."Une note autographe et signée sur le portrait de Montesquiou Fezenzac précise que l'habit ecclésiastique du personnage a été converti par l'éditeur en un habit de général et que cette infidélité n'a été découverte qu'après la parution de l'ouvrage. Une note autographe et signée sur le portrait de Barbaroux, là encore, manifeste le regret de l'auteur quant à l'absence de fidélité du portrait. Une note autographe et signée sur le portrait de David précise : "Ce portrait est une infidélité manifeste du graveur Bonneville, qui n'ayant pas le portrait de David, s'est servi d'une planche gravée représentant l'auteur du 3e volume."L'ouvrage sort des presses de l'imprimerie du Cercle Social, qui fut dirigée après Thermidor par Bonneville. Ces portraits forment la collection la plus complète des personnages de la Révolution et ont la réputation de leur conserver un certain réalisme.Les frontispices et les portraits sont "gravés en ovale, à l'eau forte et au pointillé [.]. Bonneville assure que les portraits de Fouquier-Tinville et de Carrier ont été dessinés par lui au tribunal révolutionnaire ainsi que celui de Charlotte Corday et nombre d'autres." (Cohen p. 175)."Ces portraits en médaillon sont dessinés et gravés par Bonneville. Les planches de costumes des autorités constituées (membres du Directoire, des Anciens, des Cinq Cents) sont gravés par Duplessis Bertaux." (Colas).

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        Versuch über ein neues Prinzip zur Auffindung der Heilkräfte der Arzneisubstanzen nebst einigen Blicken auf die bisheringen (pp.391-439 + pp.465-561).

      Journ. pract. Heilk., 2. - Jena, in der academischen Buchhandlung, 1796, Kl.8, (2), pp.1-165, (1) (2), 167-322 (4), 323-463, (1) (2), (464)-637, (1), 1 color. Kupferstichtafel, Pappband d.Zt. feines Exemplar. First Edition of Hahnemann's first presentation of his new system of medicine!Erste Auflage! - Erstmals "Similia similibus" = Die Geburt der Homöopathie! Diese mit 140 Seiten sehr umfangreiche Arbeit Hahnemanns ist das entscheidene, früheste gedruckte Dokument zur Geschichte der Homöopathie! Tischner und Haehl widmen ihm ausführliche Würdigungen - beginnt doch mit dessen Erscheinen eine neue Ära in der Geschichte der neuzeitlichen Heilkunde. "Erst im Jahre 1796 ringt sich Hahnemann die klare Erkenntnis völlig durch, und der neue Weg wird öffentlich vor aller Welt auch schon im Einzelnen mit ganz bestimmten Strichen vorgezeichnet. Der zweite Markstein ist errichtet ... Schwer und heiß hat Hahnemann ... zu ringen gehabt, bis er zu der Erkenntnis gelangte, wie sie uns in dieser Abhandlung entgegentritt ...". Hahnemann veröffentlicht hier diese entscheidenden Sätze:" ... Jedes wirksame Arzneimittel erregt im menschlichen Körper eine Art von eigner Krankheit ... Man ahme die Natur nach, welche zuweilen eine chronische Krankheit durch eine andere hinzukommende heilt, und wende in der zu heilende Krankheit dasjenige Arzneimittel an, welches eine andre, möglichst ähnliche künstliche Krankheit zu erregen im Stande ist, und jene wird geheilt werden Similia similibus (Ähnliches mit Ähnlichem) ..." "Damit ist dem ... alten Heilungsgrundsatz 'Contraria contrariis' zum ersten Mal von Hahnemann der genau formulierte andere Satz gegenübergestellt: 'Similia similibus' ..." Die Arbeit enthält zudem, über dieses neue Postulat hinaus, den ersten, wenn auch noch skizzenhaften Entwurf seiner neuen Lehren, weshalb Haehl (in Fettdruck) konstatiert: "Das Jahr 1796 ist das Geburtsjahr der Homöopathie". Schmit Nr.133 Garrison & Morton Onl. No.6849

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        Le triomphe de l'empereur Maximilien I.

      Matthias Andrée SchmidtVienna 1796 - Folio (41 x 50cm), the complete suite of 135 double-page numbered woodcuts, including 67 after Burgkmair, 2 after Dürer; bound without title or text, first few plates with soft crease, light spotting. Contemporary marbled boards with later mottled calf spine; corners and edges bumped and rubbed. First edition in book form of The Triumphal Procession of Emperor Maximilian I, a series of fine engravings printed from the original 16th century blocks. The Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I commissioned this monumental series of woodcuts in celebration of his power and wealth, and in emulation of Roman Imperial successes. Purely imaginary compositions, the series represents "the most grandiloquent expression of the art of engraving" (Bliss, p.126). Based on Maximilian's detailed instruction to his private secretary Marx Treitzsaurwein, a programme for the series was established in 1512. The best German artists of the day were invited to produce woodblocks, headed by Hans Burgkmair and including Albrecht Altdorfer, Hans Schäufelein, Hans Springinklee, Leonhard Beck and Wolf Huber. Each artist's work can be identified by an inscription of the woodcutter's name and date of execution on the reverse of the original woodblock. The series also includes an engraving by Dürer known as the "The Small Triumphal Car" on plate 135. Only 135 of the projected 218 woodcuts were completed by Maximilian's death in 1519, and they remained unpublished until 1526, when the Archduke Ferdinand ordered their publication. This third edition was edited by Adam Bartsch, a curator of the imperial print collection, after rediscovering the original blocks in a monastry. Printed in folio format it retains the sense of grandeur Maximilian strove to evoke. Dodgson II, 96 f.; Meder, Dürer S. 223f.; Mayer, Wien II, 62; Lipperheide Sba 2; Thieme-B. V, 255. David Bliss, A History of Wood Engraving. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres.

      1796 - Oeuvres de florian 9 volumes edites en 1796 reliure cuir Estelle Galatee pastorale Les six nouvelles Melanges de poesie et de littérature Gonzalve de cordoue 3 volumes Numa pompilius second roi de rome 2 volumes Rare etat d usage [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L’Antique Rome ou description historique et pittoresque de tout ce qui con- cerne le peuple romain, dans ses costumes civiles, militaires et religieux.

      Paris, chez Deroy 1796 - 4º (24,3 x 18,7 cm.) 2 h. inc.port., 221 p., 1 h., 50 grabados a toda plana iluminados a mano de época. Plena piel de época, lomo con nervios, hilos dorados, y tejuelo. Interesante obra sobre los tipos y vestimentas de los distintos estamentos sociales de la época romana. Ejemplar iluminado a mano de época. Manchas de oxidación en algunas hojas de texto, los grabados limpios y en buen estado. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VOYAGE EN RETOUR DE L'INDE, par Terre, et par une Route en Partie Inconnue Jusqu'ice, par Thomas Howel; Suivi D'OBSERVATIONS SUR LE PASSAGE DANS L'INDE PAR L'EGYPTE ET LE GRAND DESERT, par James Capper. Traduit de l'Anglais par Theophile Mandar.

      Paris: L'Imprimerie de la Republique, An V (1796/97). First edition thus. Hardcover. Joints tender with short split at bottom of front joint, darkening at base of spine, else very good. xvi, 385 pp. 2 folding maps; small quarto, contemporary full mottled calf, gilt spine, morocco lettering piece. First French edition of Thomas Howel's "A Journal of the Passage from India, by a Route Partly Unfrequented through Armenia and Natolia, or Asia Minor." (London, 1789) together with James Capper's "Observations on the Passage to India, Through Egypt, and across the Great Desert." Translator Theophile Mandar (1759-1823) was a French politician and writer - a supporter of the Revolution who was known as one of the first to enter the Bastille on July 14, 1789. At the time of publication he had held for 3 years the position of National Commissioner of the Executive Council of the French Republic. It seems more than likely that the French translation and official publication by "L'Impirmerie de la Republique" of these 2 detailed works on travel across the Middle East was intended to aid Napoleon in planning his Egyptian Campaign, which began in May, 1798. This copy from the library of V. Perdonnet with his ex-libris in gilt on front board and paper label to front pastedown. Vincent Perdonnet (1768-1850) was a Swiss-born banker whose career took him to Paris in time for the French Revolution where he was imprisoned during the Terror. He emerged to found a trading firm in Marseilles and by 1799 was the Consul and Commissioner of Commercial Relations of the Helvetic Republic, in the pay of Napoleon Bonaparte. He was also an important figure in the Vaudoise Revolution, bringing the ideals of the French Revolution to Switzerland.

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        THE SIAMESE TALES: Being A Collection of Stories Told to the Mandarin Sam-Sib, For the Purpose of Engaging His Mind in the Love of Truth and Virtue. With an Historical Account of the Kingdom of Siam. To which is added the principal maxims of the Talpoins. Translated from the Siamese...

      London.Vernor & Hood...1796. 196, [1 ad'. + 1 ad' for E. Newbery] pages. Engraved frontispiece. Full plain sheep gilt.First Edition. Head and heel of spine worn; lacks front free endpaper; else a very good copy.Subsequent editions were printed by E. Newbery. Roscoe J43.

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        Geschichte der Mathematik seit der Wiederherstellung der Wissenschaften bis an das Ende des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts.

      Rosenbusch, 1796-1800., Göttingen, - 4 Bände. 20,5 x 12,5 cm. X, 798 Seiten; XIV, 759 Seiten; XIV, 484 Seiten; XIV, 516 Seiten. "Von bleibendem Wert durch die bestechende Fülle von Auszügen aus seltenen mathematischen, astronomischen und physikalischen Schriften". - Erstausgabe von Kästners Spätwerk, das neben der Mathematik auch die Mechanik, Optik und Astronomie behandelt. - Gerne sende ich Ihnen auf Anfrage ein Bild des Buches/der Bücher. A picture of this book is available on request by email. 2000 g. Einbandkanten leicht berieben, Kapitale bestoßen und oben mit Einrissen, Exlibris, Seiten gering gebräunt, innen gutes und festes Exemplar. Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückentiteln. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Recueil de 4 documents imprimés à l'époque, concernant la Terreur dans le département de l'Aube et la ville de Troyes].

      Troyes, Sainton (pour 2 documents), Garnier (document n° 3), An II-An III, demi-veau XIXe, à coins, dos à nerfs. -1 f. du 1er ouvrage lég. déchiré sans manque. - reliés en 1 vol. in-8 ; Détail du recueil :1) Histoire du terrorisme exercé à Troyes par Alexandre Rousselin et son comité révolutionnaire, pendant la tyrannie de l'ancien comité de salut public ; suivie de la réfutation du rapport de la mission dudit Rousselin, avec les pièces justificatives. Troyes, Sainton, An IIIe de la République [1796], 90 pp.2) SAINT-ALBIN (Alexandre-Charles-Omer Rousselin de Corbeau, Comte de). Discours d'Alexandre Rousselin, commissaire civil national dans le département de l'Aube, en renouvellant le département, séant à Troyes [le 5 frimaire An II : 25 novembre 1793]. S.l.n.d. [1793], 16 pp. -Martin et Walter 30572.3) SAINT-ALBIN (Alexandre-Charles-Omer Rousselin de Corbeau, Comte de). Rapport de la mission d'Alexandre Rousselin, commissaire civil national du comité de salut public de la Convention nationale, à Troyes, département de l'Aube, sur ses opérations dans cette commune et sur les troubles qui y ont existés. Troyes, Garnier, s.d. [1794], 51 pp. -Martin et Walter 30576.4) ALBERT (Jean-Bernard). Compte rendu à la Convention nationale sur le département de l'Aube ; le 29 ventôse, an 3 de la République [19 mars 1795]. Troyes, Sainton, An IIIe [1795], 23 pp.

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        Versuch über ein neues Prinzip zur Auffindung der Heilkräfte der Arzneisubstanzen nebst einigen Blicken auf die bisheringen (pp.391-439 + pp.465-561).

      - Journ. pract. Heilk., 2/3+4. - Jena, Academ. Buchhdlg., 1796, Kl.8°, pp.321-463, (1) (464)-637, 2 feiner Pappband; minimal fleckig. Erste Auflage! Erstmals "Similia similibus" = Die Geburt der Homöopathie! Diese mit 140 Seiten sehr umfangreiche Arbeit Hahnemanns ist das entscheidene, früheste gedruckte Dokument zur Geschichte der Homöopathie! Tischner und Haehl widmen ihm ausführliche Würdigungen - beginnt doch mit dessen Erscheinen eine neue Ära in der Geschichte der neuzeitlichen Heilkunde. "Erst im Jahre 1796 ringt sich Hahnemann die klare Erkenntnis völlig durch, und der neue Weg wird öffentlich vor aller Welt auch schon im Einzelnen mit ganz bestimmten Strichen vorgezeichnet. Der zweite Markstein ist errichtet . Schwer und heiß hat Hahnemann . zu ringen gehabt, bis er zu der Erkenntnis gelangte, wie sie uns in dieser Abhandlung entgegentritt .". Hahnemann veröffentlicht hier diese entscheidenen Sätze:" . Jedes wirksame Arzneimittel erregt im menschlichen Körper eine Art von eigner Krankheit . Man ahme die Natur nach, welche zuweilen eine chronische Krankheit durch eine andere hinzukommende heilt, und wende in der zu heilende Krankheit dasjenige Arzneimittel an, welches eine andre, möglichst ähnliche künstliche Krankheit zu erregen im Stande ist, und jene wird geheilt werden; Similia similibus (Ähnliches mit Ähnlichem) ." "Damit ist dem . alten Heilungsgrundsatz 'Contraria contrariis' zum ersten Mal von Hahneman der genau formulierte andere Satz gegenübergestellt: 'Similia similibus' ." Die Arbeit enthält zudem, über dieses neue Postulat hinaus, den ersten, wenn auch noch skizzenhaften Entwurf seiner neuen Lehren, weshalb Haehl (in Fettdruck) konstatiert: "Das Jahr 1796 ist das Geburtsjahr der Homöopathie". Schmit Nr.133 Garrison & Morton Onl. No.6849 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hermsprong; or, man as he is not. A Novel.

      1796 - In three volumes. By the author of Man as he is. First Edition. 3 vols. 12mo. [2], 244; [2], 242; 268pp., without the half-titles and without the advertisement leaves in volumes one and two. Slight off-setting of the bookplate onto the flyleaves, some slight spotting and a few marks in places, very small tear (9mm) to the fore-edge of the final volume (not touching the text). Contemporary marbled boards, vellum corners (new leather spines, old morocco labels preserved). London: for William Lane, at the Minerva-Press, Bage's final and most famous novel ?which directly attacks intolerance towards new ideas and proposals for sweeping reform? (ODNB). Edna L. Steeves in her essay on the 'noble savage' singles out Bage's: ?Some of the most ingenious arguments for the savage state appear in Robert Bage's novels. InHermsprong(1796) the eponymous hero is a 'natural' man, the son of German parents who come to the American West to engage in trade with the Indians. Raised with Indian children, Hermsprong is, as the subtitle of the novel points out, 'Man as he is not'. The implication is clear: here is man in his native goodness and innocence, happy in a life more archaic and uncomplicated than modern civilisation affords, man in short as he should be, uncontaminated by luxury and extravagance. To William Godwin, and to many likeminded men at the turn of the century, it was but a short step from the conception of the ideal of savage society to the ideal of absolute democracy and equalitarianism, the creed of the political radical? (Steeves,The Journal of Modern African Studies?, No. 1 March, 1973). Provenance: Robert Waring Darwin, M.D., F.R.S. (1766-1848), engraved bookplate in the front of each volume, Shrewsbury's principal physician and father of the naturalist Charles Darwin. Bage was a friend (and business partner) of Erasmus Darwin; in 1765 Darwin and Bage joined three other investors in an ironworks business. There is small pencil note at the foot of C5r (vol 1) by a later owner which notes an error in the text. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The History of the Parishes of Whiteford, and Holywell

      Engraved vignette on title & divisional title, an engraved head-piece, & 22 engraved plates (one double-page). 5 p.l., 172, [2], 185-328 pp. Large 4to, fine cont. red straight-grained morocco, gilt fillets round sides, turn-ins gilt, spine finely gilt, contrasting green morocco labels on spine, a.e.g. [London]: B. & J. White, 1796. [bound with]: -. The Literary Life of the late Thomas Pennant, Esq. By Himself. Engraved frontis. port. of the author, two engraved plates, and one engraved double-page & folding hand-colored plate. 3 p.l., 144 pp. Large 4to. London: B. & J. White & R. Faulder, 1793. First editions, bound together in a very fine contemporary binding of red straight-grained morocco, of two of the final books by Pennant (1726-98). The first offers a detailed local history and genealogical information on the Pennant family (Pennant's family had been at Whiteford since the Norman conquest). The second "hints at Pennant's sense of humour. It is signed only by dotted lines to indicate the death of the author: it is for that reason that his History of the Parishes is signed 'RESURGAM,' with its implication of literary resurrection. Pennant's Literary Life, which has several of his shorter works collected as appendices, makes clear his immense industry and the fact that his natural history writing and travelling were undertaken while fulfilling other responsibilities: he was high sheriff of Flintshire in 1761; author of pamphlets on road management and the militia laws; chairman in 1792 of the Flintshire Loyalist Association; and from 1763 improver of his own estates."-ODNB. Fine copies. Bookplate of Henry Merrik Hoare.

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        Amusement Hall; or, An Easy Introduction to the Attainment of Useful Knowledge

      Philadelphia: Lang and Ustick, and sold by T. Ustick, 1796. Near Fine/Near Fine. First American edition (first published in London in 1794). 12mo. 102pp. (with last page misnumbed as "120") Contemporary calf. Good plus with boards bowed, moderate wear at the extremities and spine ends, and pages tanned with some foxing. A play, apparently intended for a juvenile audience.

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        Lyst Der Gepensioneerde Officieren, Overgeleevert, Door Het Committé Van Het Bondgenootschap Te Lande, Aan De Nationaale Vergadering Op den 27 October 1796. Het Tweede Jaar Der Bataafsche Vryheid.

      Den Haag, 's Lands Drukkery, 1796. Small folio. Rebound in half linen. Good condition. 18 pag. Very rare: only the 1797 edition is know, see Knuttel 22894.

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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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        Letters written in France, to a friend in London, between the month of November 1794, and the month of May 1795. By Major Tench, of the Marines, late of His Majesty's Ship Alexander.

      J Johnson, 1796. - Octavo,224 pp.Publisher quarter cloth and boards, entirely uncut, "from the author" on the front endpaper, a superb unsophisticated copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        An Act for making and establishing public keys or wharfs at Kingston upon Hull, for the better securing His Majesty's revenues of Customs, and for the benefit of commerce in the port of Kingston upon Hull; for making a bason or dock, with reservoirs, sluices, roads, and other works, for the accommodation of vessels using the said port; and for appropriating certain lands belonging to His Majesty, and for applying certain sums of money onto of His Majesty's Customs at the said port, for those purposes; and for establishing other necessary regulations within the town and port of Kingston upon Hull. 1774.

      Hull: printed by Thomas Lee and Co. Scale-Lane 1796 - 8vo., x + 108pp., contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards with gilt lines and crimson lettering piece. A very good, perhaps fine, copy with the contemporary ownership inscription, at head of title, of 'Js. Fryson 1798>'. First separate edition. A rapid increase in the shipping trade of Hull followed naturally from the rapid industrialisation of Yorkshire during the second half of the eighteenth-century. The tide dependent wharves on the west bank of the River Hull, known as 'The Haven', were superseded by the enclosed docks of Britain's first statutory dock company: The Hull Corporation, Trinity House and Hull Merchants, founded in 1773. The Crown gave the land which contained Hull's city walls for a docks construction, and the 1774 Act of Parliament allowed the Dock Company to raise up to £100,000 by shares and loans, and thus Hull's first dock (the Old Dock), a wet dock, was built between 1775 and 1778. It was designed by Henry Berry and John Grundy, with Luke Holt the resident engineer, appointed on John Smeaton's recommendation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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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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        Thoughts on the Prospect of a Regicide Peace, in a Series of Letters

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

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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]

      [Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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