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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 "Blake") were engraved by Blake after Stedman's drawings. This book had a substantial impact on Blake, who refers specifically to one of the illustrations that he engraved (that of a slave branded with his owner's initials, ironically those of Stedman himself) in his Visions of the Daughters of Albion: "Stampt with my signet are the swarthy children of the sun". As Forum noted in their catalogue 105 item 265: "Most impressive however, and very modern, are his vivid descriptions of the brutal treatment of the negroes, and his enlightened reflections upon the moral perversions of the slave-owners, leading him to pronounce the strongest possible indictment against slavery ever raised... His observations gave rise to a storm of protest in liberal Europe... his unexpurgated version was only recently published." Abbey, Travel, 719. Bentley 499A. Essick, William Blake's Commercial Book Illustrations, XXXIII. Kress Library 16679. Ray, Illustrator and the Book in England, 2.

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

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

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

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

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        Junius. Stat Nominis Umbra.

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

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        Llangollen Vale, with Other Poems

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        General Washington

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

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

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

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        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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        Les Aventures de Télémaque, fils d'Ulysse. Nouvelle édition ornée de gravures.

      Didot l'aîné, Paris 1796 - 4 vol. in-16 de (4)-240 pp., 1 portrait et 6 gravures ; (4)-292 pp., 6 gravures ; (4)-248 pp., 6 gravures ; (4)-260 pp., 6 gravures, maroquin vert, dos lisse orné, filet et frise dorés d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches dorées, non rogné, étui (reliure de l'époque). Jolie édition imprimée sur papier vélin, illustrée de la suite des 24 figures de Queverdo gravées par Dambrun, Delignon, de Launay, Gaucher et Villerey et le portrait de Fénelon en frontispice gravé par Gaucher d'après Vivien ; les figures sont ici avec la lettre. Cette édition sortie des presses de Didot l'aîné fait partie de la Collection choisie de romans et autres ouvrages de littérature. Légères traces blanches sur les plats. Bel exemplaire dans une reliure du temps en maroquin vert. Cohen-De Ricci, p. 388.

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        An Essay on the Picturesque, as Compared with the Sublime and the Beautiful; and, on the Use of Studying Pictures for the Purpose of Improving Real Landscape. a New Edition with Considerable Additions

      J. Robson and D. Walker for J. Robson, London and Hereford 1796 - Two volumes, 1796 and 1798, Revised and preferred edition of Vol.I and the first edition of Vol.II. 8vo, contemporary calf with red morocco spine labels. Armorial bookplates of Richard Hart Davis (1767-1842), a descendant of William IV and collector of rare books and paintings. Primary documents of the Picturesque movement in landscape gardening, an attempt to discredit Capability Brown's theories of invasive landscaping and an argument for designing gardens after the landscape paintings of Claude Lorrain and Salvator Rosa. Weinreb 17:120: "(he) suggests an ordered procession from the grand Italianate garden around the mansion, through gravelled walks and shrubberies, to wooded parklands and eventually to unrestrained nature." Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Poesia, La Musica e La Danza. Versi di Giovanni Rosini.

      Parma: Co I Tipi Bodoniani, 1796. First edition. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. 8vo. Original white wrappers. (8), 30, pp., with the last blank. A very good copy of the original edition of this elegant collection of Italian poems by Giovanni Rosini, beautifully printed by Bodoni. The booklet is dedicated to the marquise Vittoria Torrigianni Santini. Brooks 629 'Ravissante impression bodonienne'; Gianni, Cat., p. 56, Nr. 77; Vita del Giov. Bodoni (1816), p. 101.Rosini was a professor of Italian history and art who authored books on Dante, Galilei, the history of Italian painting and sculpture and several volumes of poetry. The composer Luigi Gordigiani (1806 - 1860) set one of his poems, "Euriso," to music. (Cimarusti, "The Songs of Luigi Gordigiani")

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      Port-au-Prince, 1796. Broadside, 4 x 9 1/2 inches, docketed on verso. Minor toning and edge wear. Very good. A rare pay order for supplies made out to Baron Jean- Charles de Montalembert on behalf of the invading British occupation force in Haiti. The document is signed by John Wigglesworth, agent to the Commander of the British forces in Haiti and later Britain's envoy to the leader of the Haitian Revolution, Touissant Louverture. By early the next century, Louverture would become, ever so briefly, chief of the first free Black Republic in Haiti. The payee, Montalembert, has docketed the verso, with an additional docket in French transferring the funds to Dutilh & Wachsmuth, a Philadelphia mercantile house. St. Domingo, the French part of Haiti, was a highly prosperous sugar, coffee, and cotton slave-estate island whose produce was described as exceeding that of the whole of the British Leeward and surrounding islands. In 1789 it was said to consist of 10,000 white people, 24,000 free mixed-race people, and 455,000 negro slaves. Although free, local laws decreed that mixed-race individuals could not accept any office or employment other than as planters. As news spread of the revolution, this group revolted but were roundly defeated. Part of the white response to the uprising was to create their own local assembly which excluded those of mixed race and resolved to transfer the island's allegiance to Great Britain, whereupon France sent Commissioners who according to some reports recruited negroes to fight the whites. Starting in August 1791, the slaves revolted in many towns, implementing major massacres and destruction of estates and establishing free communities of their own. They were led by Touissant Louverture, an ex-slave who later joined the French army after the country abolished slavery in 1793. Louverture swiftly rose to the rank of Commander in Chief of the French forces in Haiti, and proved to be an effective leader. In 1794, the British army, under the pretense of the Napoleonic war, sent a force from Jamaica that occupied Port-au-Prince and some other towns, a welcome development for the remaining white population on the island. This British force was commanded by General Sir Thomas Maitland of the 62 Foot Regiment, for whom Wigglesworth was the army agent. In the end, the British were not successful. By 1798, the army had been virtually wiped out by yellow fever, and in April of that year, Maitland withdrew the British forces from Haiti under a guarantee from Louverture that the remaining pro-British whites would be protected. In May 1801, Touissant established St. Domingo as an independent republic. This alarmed the French so badly that they subsequently sent an army of 25,000 that recaptured the island within a year, and then by a ruse conveyed Louverture to France where he soon after died in prison. Baron de Montalembert had commanded the Legion britaniques de Sainte-Domingue, a force of 1,200 men composed of white colonials, recruits from Europe, and possibly some free mixed-race Haitians. Montalembert's Grenadiers were one of the most dependable units fighting for the British until the aforementioned fever, along with heavy casulaties decimated the unit. They disbanded on June 25, 1797. A rare early Haitian document signed by two principal figures in the British occupation during the Haitian Revolution.

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        Xenophontis ephesii de anthia habrocomie. Ephesiacorum libri V. Graece et latine.

      Wien, Blumauer 1796.. Recensuit supplevit emendavit latine vertit... indicibus instruxit Aloys Emeric. Libe Baro Locella. gr.-8°. XXVIII, 303 (1) S. HLdr. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldpräg. 2 gest. Wappen-Exlibris a. d. Innendeckel. Leicht berieb. EA Griechisch-lateinische Parallelausgabe. Mit ausführl. Kommentar u. Index.

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        Agrarian Justice, Being a Plan for Meliorating the Condition of man, by Creating in Every Nation a National Fund to Pay to Every Person ... to Enable Them to Live in Old Age without Wretchedness, and go Decently Out of the World

      Paris printed London reprinted for J. Ashley, [1796] One of several 1796 editions. 8vo. 8 pp. Not recorded by the NUC or OCLC; Gimbel Collection, page 39. Disbound pamphlet; closely trimmed with some loss along top and fore-edges.

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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.

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        Villa Maecenas, "Halle im obern Stocke der Villa des Maecenas zu Tivoli".

      - Kupferstich v. u. n. W. F. Gmelin b. I. F. Frauenholz, dat. 1796, 38,2 x 55,1 An. - He. 16. - "nach der Natur gezeichnet . und gestochen von W. F. Gmelin in Rom, 1796". Unten rechts in der Platte der Blindstempel "F" : "zu finden bey I. F. Frauenholz zu Nürnberg". Knapp bis an die Plattenkante beschnitten, kleine Ecke unten links hinterlegt. - Schöner, kontrastreicher Druck, der die Schatten und "hell - dunkel" Partien in allen Nuancen zeichnet.

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        Anatomie du cheval. Ostéologie et myologie . . .Paris, Mme. Huzard; Lyon, the author, 1825. Large folio (51×34 cm). With a small woodcut crowned coat of arms of The Dauphin on the title-page, a lithographed "frontispiece" and 17 numbered anatomical plates lithographed by H. Brunet and printed by Durand & Perrin, many with multiple illustrations on 1 plate. Most anatomical plates with the muscles hand-coloured and subtly shaded in pink. 20th-century dark half brown sheepskin, marbled sides.

      Huth, p. 103; Menessier de La Lance II, p. 414; Nissen, ZBI 3380. First edition of a rare anatomical plate book with fine lithographed plates illustrating the proportions, bones and muscles of all parts of the horse. The muscles in the anatomical plates are subtly coloured and shaded in pink. The book was written by the French painter Jean Claude Reverchon (1796-1851), who taught art at the veterinary college in Lyon from 1839 to 1836.Mennessier de la Lance notes that some copies have the plates in black and white, while some have them coloured. Our copy matches the collation given by Mennessier de la Lance and Nissen, with (as usual) no descriptive text for plate 9 (showing only the horse's skeleton, from front and back) and without plate 18, printed by Lefevre without accompanying descriptive text, noted in a few copies by KVK/WorldCat.The edition therefore includes 19 letterpress leaves, all printed on one side only: title-page, avant-propos, explanatory text for the frontispiece and explanatory text for plates 1-8 and 10-17. The book has been treated for mildew, leaving some spotting, marginal soiling and one plate wrinkled. Pictorial horse book in good condition with stunning anatomical plates.

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        Atlas Classica Being A Collection of Maps of the Countries Mentioned By the Ancient Author Both Sacred and Profane. With their various Subdivisions at different Periods

      London: Rob. Wilkinson 1796 - 1805 HLDr. der Zeit, 2°, mit gestochenem Titel und 40 Karten mit dem Grenzkolorit. Einband etwas berieben, abgegriffen. Bezugsleder auf Ecken und Rücken tw. eingerissen; Rückengelenke auch tw. eingerissen. Titelblatt leicht altersfleckig, Karten guter Zustand.Kartographie, Landkarten

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        Stamboek van den Frieschen, vroegeren en lateren, adel, uit oude en echte bescheiden en aanteekeningen, en met bijvoeging van de wapens der onderscheidene geslachten, opgemaakt.Leeuwarden, D. Meindersma, 1846. 2 volumes. Large folio (45.5 x 29.5 cm). With 2 lithographed title-pages, 2 folding letterpress tables, 42 full-page hand-coloured lithographed plates (with the heraldic tinctures, including gold and silver), each showing 6 coats of arms. Contemporary gold-tooled mottled calf, each board with arms with a count's(?) crown and a chain with the order of Malta.

      - De Buck 274; NNBW VI, cols. 774-776. Rare first edition of a famous standard work on the Frisian nobility, beautifully illustrated with 252 hand-coloured family coats of arms. Thanks to its completeness, this work is of great importance for the genealogy and heraldry of Friesland. Volume I contains the half-title, lithographed title, list of subscribers, preface, the genealogical registers or lists of the noble families of Friesland from Adélen to De Wit-Buma and the addenda, illustrated with two folding letterpress tables; volume II contains the notes on these registers, corrections and additions, a list of names of the abbeys and monasteries that existed in Friesland, an alphabetical list of names of the owners of the coat of arms which appear in this work and an alphabetical list of names of the persons of whose families have no significant genealogical registers. Volume II also contains the plates with the stunning hand-coloured coats of arms.Montanus de Haan Hettema (1796-1873) studied law at the university of Groningen from 1813 to 1817, recieving his law degree on 7 June 1817. He went to Leeuwarden to settle himself as a lawyer and became a judge in 1838. De Haan Hettema wrote many works on the history and ancient law of Friesland, but the present monumental genealogy and armorial is his masterwork, jointly written with the lawyer, writer and active member of the Frisian Society, Arent van Halmael (1788-1850).Our copy may have come from the Haersolte family, but the tinctures in the quartered coat of arms on the boards are ambiguous: chevrons, possibly the Haersolte coat of arms, in quarters 2 and 3; a rampant lion(?) in quarters 1 and 4, and the motto is "Sine fraude". There is no Haersolte listed among the subscribers, and this coat of arms does not appear in the book.With contemporary annotations. The silver used for the argent tincture in the coats of arms has browned patches on the facing pages and the sewing has come loose in a few leaves, but the book is otherwise in very good condition. A few plates are misbound. Bindings rubbed with the loss of some gold-tooling, spines restored and hinges reinforced. Standard work on Frisian nobility, genealogy and heraldry. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Horen (4 Bände: Band 5-8). Eine Monatsschrift. 2. Jahrgang 1796. Stücke 1 - 12.

      Tübingen, Cotta, 1796. 8°. 19,5 cm. 123, 104, 112, 104, 105, 108, 108, 116 Seiten. Halblederbände mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und marmorierten Deckelbezügen. 1. Auflage. Enthält einen gefalteten Stich. Einbände berieben, Außenfalzen mit kleinen Wurmlöchern. Exlibris-Aufkleber auf Innendeckel, Blindprägung auf Vorsatz, privater Eintrag auf Vortitel, Bibliotheksstempel verso Vortitel, vereinzelt wenige Seiten mit Marginalien in Blei. Seiten stockfleckig. Circa zwei Seiten mit kleinen Einrissen. Vereinzelt Innenfalz angerissen. Gute Exemplare. Versand D: 4,90 EUR deutsche Literatur / german literature

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        Elements of Criticism, with the Author's Last Corrections and Additions [Two Volumes]

      Samuel Etheridge. Hardcover. Boston, 1796. 8vo, contemporary full calf, viii, [9]-408 + 440 pp. First American, from the seventh London edition. An important early American legal imprint, reprinting the seventh edition of Home's 1762 work. "In Elements of Criticism (1762) Kames sought to propound the fundamental principles of criticism drawn from human nature." - DNB. A very good minus set with normal age related wear, quite well preserved overall. Contents generally bright though some intermittent foxing is present. Some flaws: corners cut from front free endpapers of both volumes, some external cracks to spine at hinges of first volume (which remains attached but is quite fragile), chipping to heel of spine of second volume, some contemporary ownership marks to endpapers. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. Evans 30578. . Fine. 1796. First Edition.

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        Ittiolitologia Veronese del Museo Bozziano ora annesso a quello del conte Giovambattista Gazola e di altri gabinetti di fossili Veronesi con la versione Latina.

      - Verona, Giuliari, 1796-1809. Folio (54.7 x 38.6 cm), lii, cccxxiii pp., 76 plates (19 double-sized, five multiple folded). Contemporary style half calf over marbled boards; spine with gilt ornaments and title.l Only edition of the important precursor to the ichthyological works of Louis Agassiz, written by the Roman catholic priest Giovanni Serafino Volta (1764-1842), using material from the Museum of Count Gazola. Volta also worked for the famous natural history museum Museo di Lazzaro Spallanzani. It took 13 years to complete the work and therefore complete copies, like this one, are rare. It includes the important text and the Carta Topografica di Bolca e Vestena Nuova. The fish specimens figured are from the famous Monta Bolca site near Verona. The illustrations of the specimens are true-size, resulting in some spectacularly large plates, up to 150 cm wide. The last auction record, and the only one this century, was at the Berès sale in Paris (2006) at Euro 18,000 hammer, thus for over Euro 21,500 (then approximately GBP 19,000) in total. Title-page a bit soiled, Some marginal dampstaining to a few leaves, otherwise a very good, clean copy with the widest possible margins. Dean, p. 590; Nissen ZBI, 4289; Ward and Carozzi, 2260. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage en Italie pendant l'année 1789

      Chez J.J. Fuchs 1796 - - Chez J.J. Fuchs, à Paris 1796, In-8 (12,5x20,3cm), vij (1bc.) 376pp., relié. - Edition originale. Traduit de l'anglais par François Soules. La préface annonce que ce voyage devait faire suite au Voyage en France mais que la publication a été retardée. Reliure en pleine basane mouchetée d'époque. Dos lisse orné de 5 fers complexes et de multiples roulettes. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coiffe de tête en partie arrachée. Manques en queue. Un manque d'un cm sur le plat inférieur. Exemplaire frais. Malgré les coiffes abîmées, joli dos décoratif. La spécificité de ce voyage tient à son intérêt et son étude de l'agriculture en Italie, outre les anecdotes classiques qu'on peut lire dans une narration de voyage. les voyages à Milan, Bergame, Brescia, Plaisance, Parme, Turin, Florence, Venise, alternent avec des considérations socio-économiques sur l'Italie de la fin du XVIIIème sièce et plus particulièrement sur l'économie agricole. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition. Binding in full speckled roan contemporary. Back smooth decorated with 5 irons complex and multiple wheels. part of title in red morocco. head cap partially broken away. Shortages tail. A lack of one cm on the lower flat. fresh copy. vij (1bc.) 376pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La parte occidentale & orientale del Regno di Boemia delineata sulle ultime osservazioni

      Roma 1796 - EDIZIONE ORIGINALE, COLORITURA COEVA - Le due carte forniscono una mappatura dettagliata mappa della Boemia, suddivisa nella parte occidentale e orientale. Dal 1993 costituisce la sezione occidentale della Repubblica Ceca con la capitale, Praga. Tratte dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801, opera che la Calcografia Camerale commissionò al Cassini al fine di sostituire l’ormai obsoleto "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini, Chierico Regolare Somasco fu geografo e cartografo, ma anche intagliatore di architetture e prospettive - uno dei migliori discepoli di Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Cassini fu uno degli ultimi sferografi italiani del Settecento ed i suoi globi ebbero una notevole diffusione, come pure questo "Nuovo Atlante Geografico". Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, leggere bruniture, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. L'Atlante del Cassini fu ristampato dalla Calcografia Camerale nel primo quarto del XIX secolo, prima del 1839. Solo gli esemplari di prima edizione come questo sono stampati su carta vergata coeva e sono colorati a mano in epoca. Le tirature del XIX secolo sono già su carta meccanica, priva di vergelle, e generalmente in bianco e nero. - FIRST EDITION, CONTEMPORARY OUTLINE COLOUR - The Italian painter and engraver, Giovanni Maria Cassini, produced these detailed maps of Western and Eastern part of Bohemia, historical country of central Europe. From 1918 to 1939 and from 1945 to 1992 it was part of Czechoslovakia, and since 1993 it has formed much of the Czech Republic. Published in: Nuovo atlante geografico universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni. Roma, Calcografia camerale, 1792-1801. Cassini was geographer and cartographer but he was also good at engraving architectural items and perspectives – he was one of the best disciples Giovanni Battista Piranesi had. Moreover, Cassini was one of the last artists to engrave spheres in the XVIII century and his globes were quite famous and widespread, and realized the most important Italian Atlas of the XVIII century; his maps always bear a cartouche, extremely rich in colours and details. Copperplate with fine original hand colour, some foxing, otherwise in very good condition. Dimensioni 360 490mm

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