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

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

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

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

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

      Verlag Gerold, Wien - Porträt/ Portrait Lithographie von [Faustin] Herr [Faust Heer] nach Leopold Kuppelwieser (1796-1862), Blatt ca. 29 x 30 cm auf dem breiten Rand braunfleckig de 500 Grafik

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

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

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        President Washington Unique Signed Appointment of First Surveyor General

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Llangollen Vale, with Other Poems

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

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        Histoire Chronologique des Operations de l'Armee du Nord

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

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        Album of Caricatures

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

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

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

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        Lieder geselliger Freunde

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

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        Narrative, of a five years expedition against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the Wild Coast of South America; from the year 1772, to 1777: elucitating the History of that Country, and describing its Productions. 2 Bände.

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

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        Narrative, of a Five Years’ Expedition, against the revolted Negroes of Surinam…

      2 vols. London: J. Johnson, 1796. 2 vols., 4to, [vol. I] xviii, 407 (i.e. 415), (7, index, plates, errata) pp., frontispiece, engraved title-page, 39 plates and 2 folding maps; [vol. II] iv, 404, (7, index, plates, errata) pages, engraved title-page and 40 plates. Contemporary calf rebacked, lettered in gilt, some browning as usual. First edition. Sixteen of the plates (and per a recent discovery the vignettes on the title-pages, one of which has the miniscule signature â€

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

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

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

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

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        Junius. Stat Nominis Umbra.

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

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        Llangollen Vale, with Other Poems

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        General Washington

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

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

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

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        Junius. Stat Nominis Umbra.

      London: Printed by T. Bensley, 1796-1797. London:: Printed by T. Bensley, 1796-1797.. Two volumes. 8vo. xl, [iv], 325; [iv], 366 pp. Engraved half-titles, 16 engraved plates, index. Twentieth century full navy blue straight-grained morocco, gilt rules, five raised bands with gilt compartments, a.e.g. for H. Sotheran & Co., London; a tad rubbed. Near fine. The TWO FORE-EDGE PAINTINGS by CLARE BOOKSBANK, signed. The scene on volume I is possibly a view of King George III and the House of Parliament; on volume II Westminster from the Thames River. The identity of Junius is open to question and debate, and may never be finally resolved unless documents are found which establish his identity. On the other hand scholars now generally support the identification with Sir Philip Francis.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Western Entrance of Shere Shah's Fort, Delhi.

      1796. 1796 - Aquatint, printed in color with added handcolor, image 18 1/4 x 23 5/8 inches (47x60cm), on sheet 21 3/4 x 29 1/4 inches. Two small spots at left edge (well outside image). Overall very good condition. This beautiful aquatint is from Part 1 of the large folio first edition of Thomas and William Daniell's Oriental Scenery, which was published between 1795 and 1808. "The Daniells left England in 1785, when William was only about sixteen, and they were back in England in September 1794. From an early stage Thomas seems to have set out to emulate and surpass Hodges [Select Views in India].in popularizing his views through the comparatively new medium of aquatint.the uncle and nephew were determined not only to do better than Hodges but to expose the weaknesses of the pioneer's work by choosing the same views as Hodges had done, drawing them more accurately, and aquatinting them more skilfully. The accuracy of the work was probably greatly aided, however, by the fact that Thomas and William used a camera obscura, particularly useful, of course, for architectural subjects. In time, William surpassed his uncle's skill in aquatinting, let alone that of Hodges, but at the cost, he told Farrington, of working from six in the morning till midnight for the first seven years after his return from India. It is certainly to William's work that Turner referred when, speaking of the plates for his Liber Studiorum he said that he would like to have them engraved like Mr. Daniell's." (Abbey, p.377). 1794 Whatman watermark along upper edge. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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

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

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        Die Gärten. Ein Lehrgedicht in vier Gesängen nach De Lille.

      Leipzig J B G Fleischer Format: 8° VIII [2] 506 (recte 406) S Mit gestochenem FrontispizKupfertitel Kupfertafel und 2 großen gestochenen Schlussvignetten von Geyser Schule und Lips nach Rosmaesler und Petermann Schwarzer Halbkalbslederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem orangeroten Rückenschild Rückenfileten Goldstempeln Lederecken blauen Kleisterpapier-Deckelbezügen sowie dreiseitigem Rotschnitt minimal beschabt unwesentliche Läsuren 1796 - *** Erste deutsche Ausgabe des großen Epos in vier Gesängen, des Hauptwerks des dem französischen Dichter Jacques Delilles (1738-1813), das 1782 unter dem Titel „Les jardins ou l'art d'embellir des paysages" erschienen war und hier in kongenialer Übersetzung und Umdichtung durch den Dichter Christian Friedrich Traugott Voigt (1770-1814) veröffentlicht wurde. „Das Werk gehört zur Gattung des Lehrgedichts, das im Umfeld der Aufklärung während der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jh.s als Beschreibungsgedicht neue Aktualität gewann In seiner Gesamtheit entspricht das Werk einem Naturempfinden, wie es in der Nachfolge Rousseaus dem sich allmählich vollziehenden Übergang zur Romantik entgegenkam" (KNLL IV, 518f.). Delilles Werk wurde allein in Frankreich in über 20 Auflagen gedruckt und in zahlreiche Sprachen übersetzt. „Der deutsche Übersetzer hatte sich die Freiheit genommen, im Text erwähnte französische Gärten durch berühmte Beispiele aus der Landschaft diesseits des Rheins zu ersetzen" (ebenda). Nicht nur auf die französische und englische, auch auf die deutsche Gartenkunst hatte das Werk und seine Übersetzungen einen nicht zu gering zu bemessenden Einfluss, es stand in jeder Gartenbibliothek und wurde nicht zuletzt von Fürst Pückler-Muskau geschätzt. Die vorliegende Ausgabe ist reich geziert mit herrlichen Kupferstichen: „Weitaus das schönste Rosmaeslersche Kupfer ist ein von Geyser gestochenes Blatt zu de Lilles Lehrgedicht ‚Die Gärten' (1796). Das zweite Kupfer, das Schule stach, eine allegorische Verherrlichung der Gartenkunst, steht hinter dem anmutigen Landschaftskupfer zurück, das in der Zeichnung und Ausführung von grösster Feinheit ist" (Lanckoronska-Oehler) Kaum gebräuntes oder fleckiges, fast durchgehend sauberes, fast tadellos erhaltenes Prachtexemplar dieses überaus seltenen Druckes in einem bemerkenswert hübschen zeitgenössischen Einband, eine Zier jeder (Garten-)Bibliothek und Büchersammlung. Auch die Vorsatzpapiere aus rotgemustertem Kattunpapier sind erwähnenswert. Goedeke IV, 438. Lanckoronska-Oehler III, 30. Rümann 1187. Meusel X, 243. Nicht bei Fromm. Erste deutsche Ausgabe [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Charakteristik der französischen Medicin, mit vergleichenden Hinblicken auf die englische.

      Halbleder der Zeit mit Marmorpapierbezug, Schnittmarmorierung, montiertem Titelrückenschild sowie Blind- und Goldprägung auf Rücken 8 XXII 608 Seiten. Das Erstlingswerk des späteren bedeutenden Rechtsmedinziners (1796-1864), entstanden als Ergebnis einer größeren Studienreise nach Frankreich und England zwischen Promotion (1819) und Habilitation (1824). Zum Zeitpunkt der Publikation arbeitete Casper als niedergelassener praktischer Arzt (Dr. der Medizin und Chirurgie) in Berlin, war ordentliches Mitglied der naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Leipzig und korrespondierendes Mitglied des Athenée de Médecine zu Paris. 1839 wurde er als Professor für Forensik berufen und trug maßgeblich zur Reform der Gerichtsmedizin bei. Kanten nur wenig beschabt Block und Bindung fest und wohl gerundet Papier durchgehend schwach stockfleckig insgesamt gutes Exemplar.

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        Signer Dr Benjamin Rush?s twice signed bill for medicine and house calls to a young lady in Philadelphia

      [Philadelphia], 1796-1797. 6.25" x 4". "Autograph Document Signed ?Benjn Rush? twice, one page, 6.25? x 4?. [Philadelphia], 1796-1797. On laid paper. Strengthened at upper edge on verso at folds. Fine condition.In full, ?1796 Miss Betsy Cadwallider Dr to / Benjn Rush / Novr 1797 January February} medicines, and / attendance to herself. £11:5:0 / June 7th 1797 Recd in full / Benjn Rush.?Dr. Rush?s bill and payment receipt, each signed on same sheet, to Miss Betsy Cadwallider for medicines and house calls in November 1796 and January and February 1797. Paid in full on June 7, 1797.Benjamin Rush was graduated from Princeton University in 1760 at the age of 14 and, in 1768, received his medical degree from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He practiced medicine in Philadelphia from 1769 and served as professor of chemistry and medicine at the College of Philadelphia. As a member of the Continental Congress in 1776 and 1777, he signed the Declaration of Independence. Dr. Rush entered the Revolutionary Army as Surgeon General in April 1777, was made Physician General in July 1777, and resigned in February 1778, to resume his practice of medicine. Rush was also physician to the Pennsylvania Hospital (which he helped found) from 1783 to 1813, where he introduced clinical instruction. In 1786, he established the first free clinic in the United States, the Philadelphia Dispensary. Dr. Rush was prominent in fighting the yellow fever epidemic of Philadelphia in 1793. From 1799 until his death in 1813, Dr. Benjamin Rush was Treasurer of the United States Mint at Philadelphia."

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        Les Liaisons Dangereuses Lettres recueillies dans une societe

      Londres, 1796 A good to very good copy of this early edition of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos' famous epistolatory novel in 2 volumes. In fine gilt decorated leather bindings with raised bands and lightly marbled endpapers. Gilt titles and volume numbers to spines. Page edges gilt. The contents are in good condition - there is some offsetting and light brown spotting - mainly on pages next to plates and on plate edges. There is general browning to margins and some light spotting or light marking elsewhere. Pages have light brown toning. Vol I lacks 2 of its plates. Vol I: half title; frontispiece; title page; Advertissement pp 5-7; Preface de redacteur 12pp; text from p21-415 with 5 of 7 further plates. There is a small loss to the bottom margin of p298. Vol II: half title; frontispiece; title page; text with 6 further plates; 398pp.

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