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        Samtal i de dödas rike.

      Uppsala, J. F. Edman, 1796. 8:o. 79 s. Häftad i ngt nött och fläckigt samtida gråpappersomslag. Ryggen med förlust av omslagspapper nedtill. Titelbladet med en svag fuktfläck och de avslutande bladen med svag fuktrand i övre marginalen. Med Alfred Grenanders namnteckning på insidan av främre omslaget.. I det första samtalet deltar d'Alembert, i det andra Voltaire och i det fjärde Marat, Robespierre m.fl. samt flockar av blodiga vålnader

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

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

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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        An Historical, Geographical, Commercial, and Philosophical View of the United States of America, and of the European Settlements in America and the West-Indies. In Four Volumes

      New York: Tiebout and O'Brien for John Reid. 1796. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F First US Edition. H Hard Cover. Fair. First American edition of this complete four-volume set of this impressive history and geography of most of the Western Hemisphere, much of which was completed while Winterbotham was confined at Newgate Prison for sedition. First American edition after an earlier issue in 33 weekly installments. Includes all called-for plates except the Plan of Washington (which is usually not present) and does not include the separate atlas, which is considered exceedingly rare. Also includes a hand colored plate of a tobacco plant, this plate with a small margin chip. Subject matter includes each of the existing United States; the Northwest Territory; Canada; Greenland; Louisiana; Mexico; Spanish Dominions in South America (Peru, Chili, Brasil, Paraguay); Cayenne; Amazonia; Patagonia; Jamaica; Barbados; Antigua; Bermuda; Hispanola; Dominica; Grenada; Martinico and several other Caribbean islands. Also includes history of the discovery of America, the Revolution, general information for European settlers, birds, mammals and reptiles of the Americas, treaties, political alliances, and much more. In addition to the 25 plates, there are numerous statistical tables describing various aspects of the locations described. Original full calf with black spine labels, volume numbers and the initials T.W. in gilt on each spine. Vol. I: vi, [2], 590p. + 2 plates. Vol. II: [4], 393p. + 2 plates. Vol. III: [4], 419p. + 5 plates. Vol. IV: [4], 516, [19]p. + 16 plates. Worn, with much edgewear and chipping, cracked joints, covers attached, labels to volumes I and IV quite chipped. Text blocks sound with no loosened pages. Pages age- tanned with some foxing, volume II with a chipped blank near the end, volume III wtih three margin chips, volume IV with the plate of monkeys having their faces "dotted" with old blue ink. Howes W581.

      [Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC]
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        A New Plan of the Island of Grenada

      London, 1796. Engraved separately printed map with inset plan of town of St George and Fort Royal with hand coloured outline. Very fine condition. 59 x 81 cms The largest and most detailed map of Grenada in exceptionally good condition. Tooley 36.

      [Bookseller: Pennymead Books]
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        Ichthyologie ou Histoire Naturelle des Poissons. En Six Parties avec 216 Planches dessinées et enluminées d'après Nature.

      Berlin, Chez l'auteur, 1796. 8vo. 6 later half morocco with five raised bands and gilt titles on backs. XXXII,1291 pp. with 216 beautifully hand-coloured plates. 4 vols. text and 2 vols. plates. 6 title-pages and 6 half-titles. All vols. uncut, last three text vols. unopend. Text and plates are completely clean throughout.. The rare first octavo edition (being the second edition, in 8vo) of Bloch's Ichthyologie - arguably the most magnificent work on fish ever. This particular edition is not in Nissen, Wood nor BMC and is very uncommon.The second edition, printed 1793-95, was published in 6 folio volumes and contained 216 plates, i.e., half the number of plates as in the first edition (Nissen 416). Another, different octavo-edition was published in Paris in 1796, in 5 volumes and with only 108 plates. The present edition constitutes the 8vo-version of the second edition and the first 8vo edition in general

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Vue des hauteurs de Monte - Zemolo. Jonction de l'aile gauche et du centre de l'arm?e francaise pour se porter sur les Pi?montais, apr?s avoir battu les Autrichiens. 15 Avril 1796.

      Dessin? sur les lieux par le Ing.r. Geographe Bagnetti, Grav? par Legrand. Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, b/n, cm 58 x 86 (alla lastra) pi? margini. Grande veduta del poderoso massiccio. Alcune pieghe e difetti della carta al centro, visibili al verso ma molto meno di fronte, nella parte raffigurata, minimi e usuali difetti marginali. Discreto stato. .

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Botteghina D'arte G]
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        Spiele zur Uebung und Erholung des Körpers und Geistes, für die Jugend, ihre Erzieher und alle Freunde unschuldiger Jugendfreuden

      Schnepfenthal, Buchhandlung der Erziehungsanstalt, 1796.. Mit 4 Kupfertafeln mit jeweils 4 Illustrationen. XVI, 492 S., 2 Bl. Pappband d. Zt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, An

      printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies (successors to Mr. Cadell) in the Strand, London: printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies (successors to Mr. Cadell) in the Strand,& , MDCCXCVI [1796]. Full Calf. Fine. Handsome early edition of Smith's landmark treatise, "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM), complete in three beautifully bound octavo volumes. [2],x,499,[1]; [2],vi,518,[6]; viii,465,[1],[50, index and advertisement]pp. Original full tree calf, flat spines elaborately gilt in six compartments divided by tooled bands, red and green leather lettering and numbering pieces, plain period end papers. A Fine set in bright attractive period bindings, expertly rebacked preserving original spines without loss (numbering label wanting from vol. 1); Pyt House library stamp (see below) canceled in pencil on paste-downs, else completely unmarked, clean and fresh, free of foxing and stains, indeed virtually pristine. Provenance: Engraved ("Deeble sculp") armorial bookplate (shield with chevron between three boars' heads on one side, three birds on the other, surmounted by a demi-savage wreathed about the waist and head, with the motto "Dread God") of John Gordon (probably 7th viscount Kenmure and Lord Locinvar) to paste-downs. Manuscript in brown ink to title page of vol. 3: V. F. Benet. / Pyth." Benet was a descendant of the early nineteenth-century amateur architect who "Palladianized" the Georgian country house, called Pythouse, near Tisbury, in the west of England. V. F. Benet owned the Restoration manuscript from which was transcribed "The Pythouse papers: correspondence concerning the civil war, the Popish plot, and a contested election in 1680." PMM 221. Gordon, Landmarks in English Literature, p. 16. Lowndes 2417. Goldsmiths 16558. ESTC Citation No. T95381. Eighth Edition. According to Gordon, "No other English book of the eighteenth century has had a greater influence," to which the ODNB adds: "The Wealth of Nations had no rival in scope or depth when published and is still one of the few works in its field to have achieved classic status . . ." Yet despite this renown, Smith's magnum opus is in fact a continuation of the philosophical theme begun in The Theory of Moral Sentiments. "The ultimate problem to which Smith addresses himself is how the inner struggle between the passions and the “impartial spectator”—explicated in Moral Sentiments in terms of the single individual—works its effects in the larger arena of history itself, both in the long-run evolution of society and in terms of the immediate characteristics of the stage of history typical of Smith's own day. The answer to this problem enters in Book V, in which Smith outlines the four main stages of organization through which society is impelled, unless blocked by wars, deficiencies of resources, or bad policies of government: the original “rude” state of hunters, a second stage of nomadic agriculture, a third stage of feudal, or manorial, “farming,” and a fourth and final stage of commercial interdependence." (Encyclopedia Britannica)

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        A Picturesque Tour through Holland, Brabant, and Part of France : Made in the Autumn of 1789 / by Samuel Ireland, Author of the Histories and Picturesque Scenery of the Rivers Thames, Medway, and Avon, and Graphic Illustrations of Hogarth. Vol. I & II

      London : Printed for T. Egerton, Whitehall; Whites, Fleet-Street; Robson, Hookham & Carpenter, and Faulder, Bond-Street; Leigh and Sotheby, York-Street, Covent-Garden; Payne, Mewsgate; Sewell, Cornhill; and G. Sael, Strand, 1796. 2nd Edition. Physical desc. : 2 v. : plates, ports. ; 23cm. Each volume with added engraved title page. The second edition, with additions; far less commonly available than the first. An entire new set of copper-plates in aqua-tinta, from drawings made on the spot. Subject: Netherlands - Belgium - France - Description and travel Very good copy in the original calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked titling. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Minor, generalized wear to the bands and panel edges. Minor, scattered marginal foxing. Remains uncommonly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong

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        An Arrangement of British Plants: According to the Latest Improvements of the Linnaean System to Which is Prefixed an Easy Introduction to the Study of Botany

      Birmingham: M Swinney, 1796.. Third Edition. 8vo 4 volumes. Full tree calf with red spine labels, gilt. 31 copper plates, some folding and 1 hand coloured. Covers worn along hinges and at extremities but binding is tight. Some mild foxing and browning. A very nice set. Digital images available on request.

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        Oeuvres poissardes

      1796. Jean Joseph Vadé’s “Oeuvres poissardes,”with Four Engraved Plates after Monsiau Printed in ColorsVADÉ, J[ean] J[oseph]. Oeuvres poissardes de J.J. Vadé, suivies de celles de L’Écluse; édition tirée à 300 exemplaires, dont 100 sur grand papier; et ornée de figures imprimées en couleur. Paris: Chez Defer de Maisonneuve…De l’Imprimerie de Didot le jeune, [l’An IV] 1796.Large quarto (13 x 9 1/2 inches; 330 x 241 mm.). 6, [2], 167, [1, blank] pp. Four color-printed engraved plates by A. Clément after M. Monsiau.Bound by De Samblanx & J. Weckesser (stamp-signed in gilt on the front turn-in) in full red scored calf. Covers decoratively panelled in gilt, spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, board edges and turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A few small scuff marks on the rear cover. “l’An IV” has been erased from the imprint on title-page. Three small rust spots on pp. 99/100. Otherwise a fine copy. Housed in a marbled board slipcase.Jean Joseph Vadé (1720-1757) was an “author of humorous verse, parodies, light comedies, in which he made free use of the coarse jargon of the fish-market. His La Fileuse (1752), a parody of the opera Omphale (of the same year), was a marked success. Beaumarchais in his Le Mariage de Figaro borrowed some ideas from Vadé’s Le Trompeur trompé” (The Oxford Companion to French Literature)."In 1792 Defer de Maisonneuve published Milton's Le paradise perdu in two volumes with plates after Schall, and in 1793 Gessner's La mort d'Abel and Florian's Galatée with plates after Monsiau. In 1796 he issued the by far the most satisfactory of these books, Vade's Oeuvres poissards, again with plates after Monsiau and printed by Didot...“In the preface we learn how the experiences of a fiery and dissipated youth led Jean-Joseph Vadé (d. 1757) to create ‘a new kind of poetry’ called ‘poissard.’ ‘It depicts reality, founded on truth, but it is not without its agreeable side. A picture which shows a tavern, the people dancing, soldiers drinking and smoking is not unpleasant to see. Vadé is the Teniers of poetry’ (p. 5). And indeed Monsiau’s four drawings of the Parisian market district, with typical figures and costumes from the contemporary scene rather than from Vadé’s time, are lively and invigorating. That reproduced [following p. 154 in Ray] is the second of the series (p. 12), and presumably the one to which the preface alludes. The title page states that 300 copies of the book were printed in color” (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, p. 145-146).Nicolas-André Monsiau (1754-1837) “was a Parisian who attained some reputation as a painter of both classical and modern subjects. He was elected to the Academy in 1789, but though he continued to exhibit for many years, he also came to devote himself to illustration…Monsaiu’s most extensive contributions to illustration occur in La sainte bible of 1789-1804 [Ray 47], where he collaborated with Marillier; Rousseau’s Oeuvres of 1793-1800, where he collaborated with Cochin; and Ovid’s Métamorphoses of 1806, where he collaborated with Le Barbier and Moreau…Among works for which he was the sole illustrator the best known are the three which he undertook for Defer de Maisonneuve, who printed his plates in color: Florian’s Galatée and Gessner’s La mort d’Abel of 1793 and Vadé’s Oeuvres poissards [Ray 87] of 1796” (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, pp. 151-152).Cohen-de Ricci, col. 1005. Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, 87 (one of 100 copies on large paper, measuring 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches).

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        The Lives of Dr John Donne; Sir Henry Wotton; Mr Richard Hooker; Mr George Herbert; and Dr Robert Sanderson

      York - J. Robson et al., 1796 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this collection of biographies by Isaac Walton. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates. Including biographies of Dr John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr Richard Hooker, Mr George Herbert, and Dr Robert Sanderson. It was probably as an angler that Walton made the acquaintance of Sir Henry Wotton. Sir Henry Wotton dying in 1639, Walton undertook his life also; it was finished in 1642 and published in 1651. His life of Hooker was published in 1662, that of George Herbert in 1670 and that of Bishop Robert Sanderson in 1678. All these subjects were endeared to the biographer by a certain gentleness of disposition and cheerful piety; three of them at leastDonne, Wotton and Herbertwere anglers. Their lives were evidently written with loving pains, in the same leisurely fashion as his Angler, and like it are of value less as exact knowledge than as harmonious and complete pictures of character. An edition of Walton's Lives, by G Sampson, appeared in 1903. Condition: Rebound in half-morocco. Externally, very smart. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean, with just some scattered light spotting and marginal tidemarks to the frontispiece. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        A Narrative of the Proceedings of His Majesty's Fleet, under the Command of Earl Howe,

      London, Printed by T. Burton... Sold at Mr. De Poggi's Exhibition Room.. Mr. W. Faden... Mr. T. Egerton, , 1796. from the Second of May to the Second of June M.DCC.XCIV. Quarto. (275mm x 225mm). Engraved frontispiece of Britannia reclining atop the globe by Thomas Kirk, folding battle plan at the rear. Lightly browned, hygroscopic damp mark at the tail margin of the frontispiece, binding a little cracked after the half-title, prelims consequently loosening, but overall very good in contemporary red full straight-grained morocco by Staggemeier & Walcher, their ticket, oxidized verso of the front free endpaper, green watered silk doublures, somewhat rubbed, a.e.g. Modern bookplate to the front pastedown. Uncommon, two copies only on COPAC, BL and Cambridge, ten copies on OCLC. An extremely intriguing ?subscriber's issue of a promotional device/guide to the paintings of the Glorious First of June commissioned from Robert Clevely and engraved by "the ingenious Mr. de Poggi". The erratically paginated text consists of the Narrative... itself "derived from the most indisputable authorities", including Appendices of the Officers present, the Orders of Battle of the opposing fleets, and Votes of Thanks; a further Appendix on the French fleet, the Naval Convention and the official French account of the battle; the "brochure" for the two prints - "The Price is Three Guineas - Proofs, Six Guineas - the Pair." - with description; and an impressive Subscribers List, described by the Monthly Review as "A very honourable subscription..." Interestingly, the two other copies of this item encountered by this cataloguer were in near identical bindings to this, one with the ticket of just Walcher, the other with Kalthoeber's ticket.

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      London. 1796-1797, 1801.. Twenty volumes, plus five supplement volumes. Each volume illustrated with several plates. 12mo. Contemporary calf, spines gilt with leather labels. Spines and extremities rubbed; spines of a few volumes worn and lacking lettering piece. Bookplate on front pastedown of each volume; some contemporary and later ownership inscriptions on flyleaf. Light scattered foxing, but generally clean internally. About very good. A nice set. A comprehensive collection of voyages, covering the period from Columbus to the late 18th-century. "A schoolmaster, vicar of Hurley in Berkshire, and much-published British editor, Mavor compiled this HISTORICAL ACCOUNT...., which was offered to the public in this attractive illustrated edition. Included in this set are the voyages and discoveries of Cortés, Pizarro, Magellan, Drake, Cavendish, van Noort, Lancaster, Keeling, Spilbergen, Schouten and Le Maire, Dampier, Rogers, Clipperton and Shelvocke, Roggeveen, Anson, Juan y Santacilia and Ulloa, John Byron, George Anson Byron, Wallis and Carteret, Bougainville, Phipps, Cook and Sparrman, Forrest, Portlock and Dixon, Henry Wilson, Phillip, Shortland, Marshall, Watts, Bligh, and Macartney. A second edition of these voyages was printed in twenty-five volumes from 1797-1800. An American edition was published in Philadelphia in twenty volumes in 1802 and 1803. There were also later editions" - Hill. This set is comprised of the first edition and the later supplemental volumes, all published in 1801. Among the illustrations in volume seven is a folding plate of the famous scene of Cook's death at Hawaii. ESTC T77044. FORBES 265. SABIN 46982. HILL 1112.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The History of Monmouthshire

      London and Monmouth: Edwards, 1796 Illustrated and Ornamented by Views of its Principal Landscapes, Ruins, and Residences by John Gardnor, Vicar of Battersea. In quarter orange cloth with blue boards, bumped and worn, scuffed. Spine, faded and a little soiled, title to printed paper label, library ref no at base, edges bumped. Internally, later endpapers, bookplate of Alfred C Hooper to fpd, half title and map frontis present, [14], (xi), [1], [1], 2-360 pp, [1], 2-30, [2], 33-199, [1] errata, [6] subscribers list, 36 pl, 1 map, 2 large pull out genealogical charts, includes the subscribers list which possibly reveals a nice association in that it lists Thomas Hooper (a friend of the authors), who could be related the Alfred C Hooper whose book plate is at the fpd?, plates dated 14 December 1793, 168 copies issued of this title, of which 32 were coloured, some stained, most B&W, bound without pages 117-118 as usual, and with the usual pagination error at 160/168, the appendix has separate register and pagination, untrimmed, small oval indigo public library stamp throughout, ink lib number to top corner of tp, lib label to fpd, old tape repair to 1 leaf. A Good copy of a very desirable title.(ESTC T78135. Abbey 537. Lowndes 2930. Brunet 1455. Libri Walliae 5297) Williams, political and religious theorist and founder of the Literary Fund who at the suggestion of his friend the physician Dr Thomas Hooper of Pant-y-Goitre, Monmouthshire, and John Morgan of Tredegar, embarked on the monumental History of Monmouthshire, published in 1796 with illustrations by John Gardnor; its heterogeneity reflects Williams's experience as an educator, religious philosopher, and political theorist. See ODNB.

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        THE MISCELLANEOUS WORKS OF EDWARD GIBBON, ESQUIRE. With memoirs of his life and writings, composed by himself: Illustrated from his letters, with occasional notes and narrative, by John Sheffield

      A. Strahan and T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies (succesors to Mr. Cadell); John Murray. London 1796/1815. FIRST EDITION. 3 Volumes. 4to. (11.7 x 9.3 inches). xxv, 703pp; viii, 726pp; x, 691pp. Volumes 1 & 2 published in 1796 and the 3rd volume issued in 1815 by John Murray. The third volume was issued to allow owners of the two earlier 4to volumes to have a uniform version of the material that appeared in the second edition that was published in five 8vo volumes in 1814. Portrait frontis in volumes 1 and 3. The first in silhouette, the second an engraving of Warton's painted portrait by James Fittler. Some offsetting from both frontispieces. Errata leaf in volume two, publishers advert leaf at the end of volume three. A tall and wide margined set in original publishers blue (Strahan & Cadell) and brown (John Murray) paper covered boards. All edges untrimmed. Re-backed to style with beige paper spines, each with a printed paper label. From the library of noted scholar of 18th century literature and art, John Cabell Riely, and with his bookplate to the paste-down endpapers. Generally a clean and bright set throughout. Boards show some rubbing to the edges and a few marks but overall the set is very good indeed. A remarkable survivor and rare in the original publishers boards.

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        La religieuse

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

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        [Les Classiques] La religieuse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Roman Comique.

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

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        New Travels Into The Interior Parts Of Africa, By The Way Of The Cape Of Good Hope, In The Years 1783, 84 and 85

      G.G. and J. Robinson London: G.G. and J. Robinson, 1796. First English edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full brown calf, rebacked in antique style, armorial gilt escutcheons front and back covers, raised bands, gilt decorated spine panels, marbled endpapers with matching edges. 3 vols. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 288, 383 and 488 pages. 22 x 14 cm. Large folding map, 22 engraved plates, five folding. Le Vaillant, explorer and ornithologist was sent by the Dutch East India Company [he was born in Paramaribo, Dutch Guiana, son of the French consul] to the Cape Province of South Africa in 1781. He made two expeditions, one east from the Cape and one north of the Orange River into Great Namaqualand and the Kalahari desert. BRUNET Vol.III, p.1034. Scattered, intermittent foxing, one centimeter clean tear in map gutter repaired with archival tape, extremities lightly rubbed and darkened.

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        Encampment of Pilgrims, Jericho April 1st 1839

      F.G. Moon London: F.G. Moon. unbound. very good. Louis Haghe. View. Tinted lithograph with hand coloring, mounted on card, as issued. Image measures 9.5" x 13 3/8", sheet measures 16.25" x 23.75". Beautifully colored view from David Roberts' "Views in the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia". Born in Scotland, Roberts (1796-1864) gained renown as a landscape artist from documenting his extensive travels through Spain and the Near and Middle East. His most well known work, "Views in the Holy Land...Egypt and Nubia" illustrates Roberts' trip in 1838-39. The subsequent publication was issued in 41 parts between 1842 and 1849. This magnificent set was a collaborative project between Roberts and the skilled printer Louis Haghe (1806-1885) and is recognized as one of the most important lithographic works of the 19th century. This particular print comes from the deluxe subscribers edition, which was issued without text and the illustrations mounted to evoke the original watercolors of his sketchbook. Minor aging and glue residue along edges, image unaffected.

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

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

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

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

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        L'Art d'Ecrire (The Art of Writing) reduit a des demonstrations vraies et Sacilar avec des Explications claires, L'Encyclopedie Methodique (Complete set of 16 plates)

      Alessandri et Scattaglia Directeurs (not indicated): Alessandri et Scattaglia, Directeurs. [1796]. First Italian edition [1796]. Sixteen copper plate engravings on fifteen folio sheets. Folded as issued, 31 cm, and measuring approximately 45 cm. (when unfolded). Untrimmed. Paillasson's celebrated calligraphy and handwriting manual was originally published in Diderot's Encyclopedie (1760), and republished by Charles-Joseph Pankoucke in his new Encyclopedie Methodique (1782-1832). Engraved by Pasquali and published by the Venetian engravers Innocente Alessandri and Pietro Scattaglia, this set of plates was issued separately in the first Italian edition (1796) of the section on handwriting from the Encyclopedie Methodique. The detailed calligraphic plates illustrate the geometric proportions of the three scripts (ronde, coulee, and batarde) and writing techniques. Also included are illustrations of the correct writing posture and various writing implements. Very good and better, with moderate soiling mostly to the margins. A very scarce, handsome set of perfectly designed and engraved plates. .

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

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

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