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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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        1796 Don Quixote Cervantes English Smollett Translation Illustrated Dublin 4v

      Dublin : John Chambers, 1796. First Dublin edition. - 1796 Don Quixote Cervantes English Smollett Translation Illustrated Dublin 4v "Small wonder if the world received Don Quixote with delight! There was nothing like unto it before: there has been nothing to eclipse it since". – Rius, D. Leopoldo. A rare, late 18th-century English translation of Cervantes’ masterpiece – “Don Quixote”. This edition, translated by Tobias Smollett, is a first edition published in Dublin. Smollett translation, while not as popular as Jarvis printings, is still considered important. Smollett was the sixth translator to translate ‘Don Quixote’ into English. It is interesting though – many passages of this work parallel both the original Spanish and the Jarvis translation; however, some of the textual errors that Jarvis made, Smollett kept instead of changing. Because of this, the Smollett editions are also considered inaccurate or incomplete. While Smollett translations are not considered the most accurate, they are considered highly readable. Smollett was a popular author in his own right and much of the popularity of this translation was due to his previous fame, rather than quality of his translation. There is also some scholarly speculation on whether or not Smollett actually knew Spanish! (Linsalata, 115). This fine printing includes 22 incredible engravings. Item number: #811 Price: $950 CERVANTES Saavedra, Miguel de The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote . To which is prefixed some account of the author's life by Dr. Smollett. Dublin : John Chambers, 1796. First Dublin edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages; 4 volumes: • Vol. I: [lxviii], 407p • Vol. II: [ii], 459p • Vol. III: [xiii], 466p • Vol. IV: [ii], 459p o 22 engraved plates • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • References: C.R. Linsalata, Smollett’s Hoax • Language: English • Size: ~8in X 5.5in (20cm x 14cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 811 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        [PARTIALLY-PRINTED BILL OF EXCHANGE FOR SUPPLIES, SIGNED BY BARON DE MONTALEMBERT, COMMANDER OF THE GRENADIERS BRITANIQUES & JOHN WIGGLESWORTH, AGENT TO THE COMMANDER OF THE 1796 BRITISH OCCUPATION FORCE IN HAITI]

      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 1796 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE PROMISED SEED. A SERMON PREACHED TO GOD'S ANCIENT ISRAEL THE JEWS, AT SION CHAPEL, WHITECHAPEL, ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 28, 1796.TO WHICH ARE ADDED, THE HYMNS THAT WERE SUNG, AND THE PRAYERS THAT WERE OFFERED UP, BEFORE AND AFTER THE SERMON.

      Manning & Loring, June 1796 [ie, 1797], Boston: - 30, [2] pp. Stitched into modern blue wrappers. Scattered foxing, with early owner's ink signature, light rubberstamp on leaf 11-12. Good+ Introductory remarks answer the question that "the reader will be naturally led to inquire," that is, "Is it known whether this Sermon had any particular effect upon the Jews?" Reported here are examples of many conversions-in-progress "under the ministry of Mr. Cooper." Cooper's Preface, expressing his distress for the Jews, "that dear neglected people," explains his hope "that the profits, arising from the sale of it among the Gentiles, will enable me to distribute the copies gratis to the Jews." NAIP, Rosenbach, and Evans record this as a 1796 imprint. Singerman corrects the obvious error. Evans 30279. Singerman 0105. Rosenbach 108. NAIP w028971 [8]. [Attributes: Soft 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Geographiesche Carte von den Niederstift Münster nebst den angrenzenden Ländern entworfen und zusamen getragen im Jahre 1796. von C. Wilckens Chur Hannoverischen Ingen. Lieutenant gestochen von J.F. Salzenberg in Hannover.

      In der Hahnschen Buchhandlung zu Hannover 1796 - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. J.F. Salzenberg in Hannover n. C. Wilckens, dat. 1796, 59 x 73,5 ; gut erhaltene Karte auf schwarzem Leinen aufgezogen in 16 Segmenten, einer ist abgesondert was eine Restaurierung benötigt; Seltene Karte des Niederstifts Münster mit den Ämtern Meppen, Cloppenburg und Vechta in dem Gebiet zwischen Oldenburg, Lemförde, Lingen und Leer. - Oben rechts Titel. - Unten rechts Erklärungen. -

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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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        ILUSTRACIÓN A LOS QUATRO PROCESSOS FORALES DE ARAGÓN: Orden de proceder en ellos según el estilo moderno; y reglas para decidir conforme a la naturaleza de cada uno

      Imprenta Real., Zaragoza. 1796 - 8h, 384 pgs + 4h, 234 pgs. Buen ejemplar, acaso algo corto de márgenes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        P. Virgilii Maronis Opera Interpretatione et notis illustravit Carolus Ruaeus Societ. Jesu Ad usum serenissimi delphini.

      Venetiis apud Remondini - Bassani, BASSANO 1796 - LATINO Volume della fine del XVIII secolo in 4°, stato discreto, coperta rigida in pergamena, traccia di tassello in pelle con incisioni in oro sul dorso, molti segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, legatura poco allentata, tagli appena bruniti, pagine discretamente conservate, mancano le pagine da 81 ad 84 e pagine 11-12, pagina 85 con grosso tassello mancante nella parte dell'"Interpretatio", grossa macchia d'umidità tra margine di testa e quello concavo, prime pagine con disegni e scritte a matita, altri segni a matita su poche pagine. Foglio di guardia con firma d'appartenenza scritta a penna in bella grafia. Su frontespizio bella marca tipografica in nero, firma d'appartenenza, scritta a matita, due fori. Presenta segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami. Eleganti cornici tipografiche e finalini in nero. Una tavola , fuori formato, ben piegata, con una cartina. Nuova edizione aumentata ed emendata, secondo la III edizione di Parigi dell'anno 1726. Solo Tomo Primo.

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

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

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        Téléscope de Zoroastre ou clef de la grande Cabale divinatoire des Mages 1796.

      s.l./ s.n., 1796, - in-8vo, XXIV + 132 p. + 6 p. (Epilogue des éditeurs) + 1 feuille (errata) + 6 planches gravées num. I à VI + 1 grande planche gravée dépl. ?L?Urne? manuscr. au contre plat ?Lamy Dimier Paris? et une notice de l?ancien propriétaire à Genève avec remarque ?acheté en 1905 - Bien complet des 7 planches? cartonnage simple couvert de papier fantaisie vert, (sans la première page de garde) Édition originale. Ce très rare ouvrage, presque inconnu, est du trop célèbre Andréa de Nerciat, auteur de ?Félicia ou mes frédaines? Avec 7 planches, dont 1 repliée, gravées à l?eau-forte. La préface ?dissertation epistolaire à un privilégié, placé au plus haut rang dans l?ordre social? avec la signature ?Le Baron de N.? L?ouvrage publié anonymement à été attribué à ?Guillaume Alexandre de Méhégan?, par la BNF. Par contre une réédition, annotée par Alexandre de Danann et publiée à Milan en 2008 contient une notice sur ?André-Robert Andréa de Nerciat? qui restitue le texte definitivement à son auteur légitime. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Dorbon-Ainé, Bibliotheca Esoterica: 3234 (sous Nerciat); Caillet 7315. (cite une édition de Berlin, à l?enseigne du Roi Philosophe 1751. pet. in-8° de 60 p. (de loin pas notre ouvrage !). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF RHODE-ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, JUNE 18, A.D. 1796. THE UNDERWRITTEN REPRESENTATIVES DISSENT FROM THE BILL FOR ESTABLISHING AN ESTIMATE OF THE VALUE OF RATEABLE PROPERTY IN THE SEVERAL TOWNS IN THIS STATE.

      Printed by G. Wheeler, [1796], [Providence]: - Broadside, 7-5/8" x 12-7/8". Light uniform toning, old folds, Very Good. This rare broadside objects to the General Assembly's "arbitrary and capricious" assessments, particularly for Providence and Bristol Counties. Providence is "estimated at more than double the Town of Newport." It is signed in type by fifteen Representatives, headed by Welcome Arnold. Also printed is a unanimous Resolution of the Providence Town Meeting held on June 23, 1796: "That no Assessment of this Town's Apportionment of the State Tax, as ordered by the General Assembly, at their June Session, shall be made by the Assessors of this Town; such Apportionment being manifestly unconstitutional." Beneath that is another Vote of the Providence Town Meeting to publicize the foregoing Protests. "A minority report of representatives dissenting from a recently enacted tax law; signed by Welcome Arnold and fourteen others. Followed by attested records of town meetings held in Providence June 23 and 29, 1796, declaring the act was unconstitutional" [NAIP]. Evans 31095. Alden 1491. NAIP w010487 [4]. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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

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

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

      New Haven, CT: , October 2, 1796. 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 â€

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        TO THE FREEMEN OF THE STATE OF RHODE-ISLAND. IT HAVING BEEN REPRESENTED THAT MR. WILLIAM GREENE, AS ONE OF THE STATE'S COMMITTEE, CONDUCTED IMPROPERLY, I THINK IT A DUTY TO GIVE A TRUE STATE OF THAT BUSINESS IN RESPECT TO HIM.

      Printed by D. Wheeler, [1796], Providence: - Broadside, 9-1/8" x 11-1/2". Old fold lines, light wear and soil. Else Very Good, with irregular bottom edge. This unrecorded broadside expresses the public outrage over a State Committee's determination of the various rates at which Rhode Island towns would be taxed. Committeeman Greene was vilified for voting to increase taxes for certain towns. Dorrance defends Greene's honor and integrity, although Greene's views "differed very much from myself." Dorrance signs his name in type at the bottom, with the printed place and date: "Providence, August 26, 1796." John Dorrance [c.1747-1813], a native of Providence, graduated from Brown University in 1774. He was a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas; was involved with the Washington Insurance Company and a director of the Exchange Bank. Governor Fenner once accused Dorrance of having sold the body of a stranger who had committed suicide in exchange for a beaver skin hat. Fenner used the charge to squash Dorrance's run for a seat in the General Assembly in 1801; Dorrance later sued for slander. Not in Evans, Shipton & Mooney, Bristol, NAIP, ESTC, Alden, or [as of March 2017] on the online sites of OCLC, Library of Congress, AAS, Brown University, Yale, Harvard.

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        REPORT OF A COMMITTEE OF THE SELECT COUNCIL OF PHILADELPHIA. READ NOVEMBER 10TH. 1796.

      Printed by Zachariah Poulson, Junior,, Philadelphia: 1796 - 24pp. Stitched and untrimmed. Outer untrimmed margins with some light wear, minor foxing. Contemporary plain rear wrapper present. Very Good. The Report is a rare analysis of the municipal infrastructure of Philadelphia and the financing necessary for performing City services. It is an informative, detailed picture of the necessities of eighteenth century America's leading City. The Committee members were John Connelly, Samuel Mickle Fox, and John Bleakley. They sign in type on page 17. Municipal receipts-- from taxes, fines, rentals of city property-- are used for "Lighting and watching the city": 718 lamps are lighted under specific schedules, at enumerated costs; 23 watchmen, whose "routes, and the times of crying the hour are prescribed to them by the Commissioners." Funds are used for "Paving and repairing old pavements." The work involved, with its costs, is enumerated. "Cleaning the streets" is also a municipal function, "so essential to the health of the citizens." The city must clean the "filth" and "manure," costing "the city annually a considerable sum." The 300 "public pumps and wells," and the need for more of them, require maintenance and planning. Various properties owned by the City are let to private parties in exchange for rent. These include market stalls, wharves, the Schuylkill ferry and bridge, the Potter's- field. Procedures for determining and recording city receipts and expenses are delineated. Two tables, at pages 18 and 19, print the City's receipts and expenses for June 1789 through each subsequent year. An analysis of City property appears at pages 20-24, and is signed in type at the end by George Roberts and Samuel Mickle Fox. Evans 30996. ESTC w6143 [4- AAS, JCB, Lib. Co. U Penn.]. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Artillerie ritningar

      Stockholm, 1796 - A Swedish Manuscript titled ‘Artillery Drawings’. Dated 17 December 1796. Manuscript on paper. 60 sheets with pencil drawings, 13 partly folded several times and 4 carefully water-coloured. All leaves signed by the artist. Detailed and carefully executed manuscript on all aspects of artillery, tables with illustrations of different guns, mortars and grenades, as well as detailed illustrations of technical equipment, artillery units, ammunition, lance works, various mathematical instruments and tables of ballistics. With four water-colored panels showing plans for artillery in the field. The author Carlberg, born 1761 in O�stergötland, entered the Swedish military service in 1788 and was retired in 1812. Enclosed with a typed CV of Carlberg, compiled from archive material by the Swedish archivist Josephson. Contemporary half calf (upper bent cracked, slightly rubbed and bumped) Ex-library, one folding plate with long backed tear, slightly stained. Nice uniqe copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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