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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. 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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        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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        Vierzehn Aussichten im Oberlande jenseits Thun gewählt mit ihren kurzen historisch-topographischen Beschreibungen. Die Kupfer von S. Weibel, Beschreibungen von B.A. Dunker. Quatorze vues choisies au-delà de Thoune.

      Berne, Emanuel Hortin, 1796, - in-4to oblong (16x23.7cm - Bild), gest. Titelbl./ titre gravé + 4 Bl. / 4 ff. (Etwas über das Titelkupfer - Vorbericht - Préface) + 39 S. /p. allemand-français + 14 Ansichten in sépia / vues tirées en bistre, avec une notice écrite à la main sur titre: ?se trouve chez l?auteur S: Weibel, peintre à Berne?, reliure originale en pleine basane, dos orné or, pièce de titre ?Vues? au dos. Édition originale, très rare. Album complet de 14 vues (dont 2 provenant d?un autre exemplaire). Nous avons suivi les n° du catalogue de Edouard Pittet à la page 202 de son ouvrage sur J.S. Weibel: 0) Front/Titre gravé par Duncker / 1) Vue de la Ville de Thoune 1795 / 2) Vue des Environs de Thoune 1795 (dans notre ?Album? 1792) / 3) Vue du Château d?Oberhofen 1793 / 4) Vue du Chateau de Spiez au Lac de Thoune 1795 / 5) Vue de la Ville d?Unterséen, o.J. / 6) Vue d?Interlaken 1795 / 7) Ruine d?Unspunnen près d?Interlaken (loses Bl. ankoloriert, aus anderem Ex.) 1792 / 8a) Vue de Zweilutschinen 1793 / 9) Vue des glacières de Grindelwald 1795 / 10) Vue des Glaciers de Roselouvi sur le Mont Scheidegg, dans la vallée d?Oberhasle 1792 / 11a) Vue de Meiringen dans la Vallée d?Oberhasle 1795 / 12) Vue du Pont de Wyler & de la Chute d?Oltchernbach dans la Vallée d?Oberhasle (légèrement coloriée, planche brunie, d?un autre ex.) 1795 / 13) Vue du Village de Brienz. o.J. / 14a) Vue du Château de Ringenberg au Lac de Brienz. 1795. Le frontispiz-titre avec texte: ?titre gravé par B.A. (Balthasar Anton) Dunker et portant le n° 0 dans ce catalogue (de Pittet): ?Le texte du titre est écrit sur une pierre en forme de dalle surmonté d?un chamois, à g. des arbres et des fleurs, à dr. le Staubbach et l?église de Lauterbrunnen?.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Ed. Pittet: Jakob Samuel Weibel. (Catalogue:) p. 202 ; Krebser, Thun, 108 S; Perret - Regards sur les Alpes, page 109. Notice 30. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MAXIMES ET RÉFLEXIONS MORALES ( exemplaire in 4-to)

      P. DIDOT L' AINÉ, Paris 1796 - XXIII , 147 pp - Cette édition n' a été tirée qu 'à 250 exemplaires , elle est destinée à faire suite à la collection des auteurs classiques imprimée par Didot l' Ainé -. Maroquin rouge , dentelle sur les plats , dos à nerfs, dentelle intérieure , tranches dorées .- bel exemplaire ,Qq. decoloration sur le maroquin et qq. traces marginales d' usages sur la reliure .- Size: In 4to (325mmX 244 mm ) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        La religieuse

      Rare published the same year as the first edition, printed on laid paper and illustrated two anonymous engravings different from editing Dussart (1797). (Adams, RC3. Tchemerzine-Scheler, II, 971. Unknown to Cohen). No copy of this edition is documented in online catalogs: it lacks that of the BN of France, the French catalogs and not in the public library catalog américaines.Demi Calf time. Adorned with smooth back wheels. As part of red sheepskin and volume number in black sheepskin. A portion of the head cover cut away. Gaps at the back. Friction. Upper jaw fendu.On know the origin of this novel, rather cruel joke made by the group of Madame d'Epinay and newly acueillir the Marquis de Croismare. The latter ran a trial about a young girl who had been placed in a convent against her will. Diderot was instructed to write letters to the Marquis this girl and make him believe in his escape. These letters constituted religious. The novel remains unfinished and has no desire Diderot, as a precaution, to publish it. In 1780, he changed his manuscript corrects. It will not appear until after his death in 1796. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Gueffier jeune et Knapen fils à Paris An V. 1796 in-18 (8x13cm) (4) 247pp. ; (4) 244pp. 2 tomes reliés en un volume

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        Entwickelung des Ifflandischen Spiels in vierzehn Darstellungen auf dem weimarischen Hoftheater im Aprilmonath 1796. XVI, 407 S. Guter Pappbd d. Z. mit Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung.

      Leipzig, G. J. Göschen, 1796. - Sehr seltene erste Ausgabe. Beschreibt Iffland in vierzehn verschiedenen Rollen, vielfach in eigenen Stücken, u. a. auch als Franz Moor in Schillers Räubern bzw. Egmont in Goethes gleichnamigem Schauspiel. Böttiger (1760-1835), der gelehrte klassische Philologe, Archäologe und Berater Goethes, versucht, in dieser seiner ersten selbständigen Veröffentlichung "einem so schnell vorübergehenden, nur in der veränderlichsten Mannigfaltigkeit und in der stets wechselnden Aufeinanderfolge gegründeten Kunstwerke ein dauerhafteres Andenken" zu stiften (S. VI/VII), wie ja auch "Franzosen und Engländer ihre großen Schauspieler in einzelnen sehr interessanten Situationen abgebildet und vervielfältigt" haben. August Wilhelm Iffland war neben A. v. Kotzebue einer der erfolgreichste Dramatiker und Schauspieler seiner Zeit. Weimar erlebte unter Goethes Direktion mehr als 350 Aufführungen von über 30 Stücken Ifflands. Auf vier Gastspielreisen trat Iffland auch selbst in Weimar auf. So gab er im Frühjahr 1796 vierzehn Vorstellungen, die Böttiger aufmerksam verfolgt hat. In seiner Publikation bietet er dem Leser "einzelne Beleuchtungen und tiefer eindringende Zergliederungen" von elf Rollen Ifflands während seines Weimarer Gastspiels. – Gutes Exemplar. – Goed. IV 1, 678, 2. Füssel, Göschen, 367. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Schweitzersches Museum - (ab 1794:) Neues Schweitzerisches Museum.

      Zürich, Orell, Gessner Füssli, 1783 - 1796. - 15 Bände. 8°. 1.-6. Jg. 1783 - 1790. 1.-3. Jg. 1794 - 1796. Pappbände der Zeit mit handschr. Rückensch. Literarische Zeitschrift, herausgegeben und begründet von Hans Heinrich Füssli. Enthält den vollständigen Erstdruck von Ulrich Bräkers Tagebuch in 13 Teilen publiziert unter dem Titel "Auszüge aus der Lebensgeschichte eines armen Mannes" erschienen von 1788-89. - Mit alten handschr. Besitzereinträgen "v. Salis / Marschlins" in 12 Bänden. Kollation: Schweitzersches Museum: 1. Jg.: 1783, I. Bd.: VIII S., (2) Bl., 288 S. Mit 1 gest. Notentafel 1. Quartal (Juli - Sept.); II. Bd.: (2) Bl., S. 289-576 S. Mit 1 gest. Notentafel. 2. Quartal (Okt. - Dez.); 2 in 1 Bd. 1. Jg.: 1784, III. Bd.: (2) Bl. S. 577-864. Mit 1 gest. Notentafel. 3. Quartal (Jan. - März); IV. Bd.: (6) Bl. S. 865-1152. Mit 1 gest. Notentafel. 4. Quartal (April - Juni); 2 in 1 Bd. 2. Jg.: 1784, V. Bd.: (2) Bl. 288 S. mit 2 Seiten Noten im Text. 1. Quartal (Juli - Sept.); VI. Bd.: (2) Bl., S. 289-576 mit 2 Seiten Noten im Text. 2. Quartal (Okt. - Dez.); 2 in 1 Bd. 2. Jg.: 1785, VII. Bd.: (2) Bl., S. 577-864. 3. Quartal (Jan. - März); VIII. Bd.: (2) Bl., S. 865-1152. 4. Quartal (April - Juni); 2 in 1 Bd. 3. Jg.: 1786, IX. Bd.: (2) Bl., 288 S. 1. Quartal (Juli - Sept.); X. Bd.: (2) Bl., S. 289-576. 2. Quartal (Okt. - Dez.); 2 in 1 Bd. 3. Jg.: 1787, XI. Bd.: (2) Bl., S. 577-856. Mit gef. Stammtafel. 3. Quartal (Jan. - März); XII. Bd.: (2) Bl., S. 857-1144. 4. Quartal (April - Juni); 2 in 1 Bd. 4. Jg.: 1788, 1. (- 6.) Heft, (1) Bl. S. 1-240, (4) S., S. 241-479, (1) S. (Bräker Erstdruck) 4. Jg.: 1788, 7. (- 12.) Heft, (1) Bl., S. 481 - 956, (2) Bl. (Bräker Erstdruck) 5. Jg.: 1789, 1. (-6.) Heft, (1) Bl., 480 S. (Bräker Erstdruck) 5. Jg.: 1789, 7. (- 12.) Heft, (1) Bl., S. 481-960. Mit gef. Stammtafel 6. Jg.: 1790, 1.-6. Heft, (1) Bl., 480 S.; 7.-12. Heft, (1) Bl., S. 481-960; 2 in 1 Bd. (S. 766-801 mit Falschpaginierung) Neues Schweitzersches Museum: 1. Jg.: 1794, 1.-6. Heft, (1) Bl., 520 S. Titelrückseite mit altem Besitzerstempel "Lesegesellschaft Basel" 1. Jg.: 1794, 7.-12. Heft, (1) Bl., S. 521-960 2. Jg.: 1795, 7.-12. Heft, (1) Bl., S. 481-960 (es fehlen 1.-6. Heft von diesem Jahrgang) 3. Jg.: 1796, 1.-6. Heft, 400 S. (es fehlen 7.-12. Heft von diesem Jahrgang) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

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        Haute Cour De Justice. Copie Des Pieces Saisies Dans Le Local Que Baboeuf Occupoit Lors De Son Arrestation [2 Vols, True Crime, Emperor Maximilian Of Mexico's Bookplates]

      A Paris: De L'Imprimerie Nationale.. Very Good with no dust jacket. c1796-7. First Edition. Hardcover. 334, 334 pages; [France] Haute Cour De Justice. COPIE DES PIECES Saisies dans le local que Baboeuf occupoit lors de son arrestation. 2 Vols. Vol I's title: SUITE DE LA COIPIE DES PIECES A Paris, De L Imprimerie Nationale. [Vol 1] Frimaire, an. V; [Vol 2] Nivose, an V. [3rd and 4th month of French Republican calendar. Vol I: Nov. 21 - Dec. 20, 1796. Vol II: Dec. 21, 1796 to Jan. 19, 1797. ] Vol I with the bookplate of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico (who was in power 1864-1867). Vol I: 334 pp. Vol II: 334 pp. Vols I and II with bookplate of J M Andrade. For several months beginning in March 1791, Francois-Noel Baboeuf (also "Babeuf") held offices within the Revolutionary French government (a commissioner of national property and a member of the council-general of Somme). At Somme, he was accused of altering a name on a deed for government land, and fled to Paris. Meanwhile, he was sentenced in absentia to 20 years in prison. On Sep. 3, 1794, he began publishing Journal De La Liberte De La Presse, Retitled Le Tribun Du Peupl Beginning with its Oct. 5 issue. He used the newspaper as an outlet for his opposition to private property and his desire to use politics to achieve equality of outcome. In February 1795 at least one issue of Le Tribune Du Peuple fell victim to a book burning. Issue 40 defended the perpetrators of the September Massacre (several years earlier, in 1792). The Bureau Centrale's spies had repeatedly implicated Baboeuf in various crimes involving advocacy of violence against the government. Baboeuf was arrested on May 10, 1796, the day before socialists were allegedly planning to begin a rebellion. The trial began Feb. 20. Baboeuf was sentenced May 20, and decapitated the next day. 8vo. Blue 1/4 leather and marbled board, marbled eps. Bound for Mexican book collector J. M. Andrade, whose small bookplate appears at the upper left corner of both front pastedowns (with motto Inter Folia Fructus). Andrade sold his collection to Emperor Maximilian for the new Royal Library. Maximilian's armorial bookplate appears at the center of Vol I's front pastedown. Very good. 1.8 Lb. Allegorical title vignette. (19.5 x 12 cm). Baboeuf (1760-1797) was an avid revolutionary publicist and one of the first who wanted to introduce a real socialism. Of course this could only end on the scaffold. The two volumes gather documents which were found at Baboeuf's arrest and which are to be the head of a conspiracy. 1st and only edition. ; 0 .

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        Veduta della Città e Piazza di Mantova dalla parte del Ponte San Giorgio cintad'assedio dall'Armata Francese, e difesa dalla Guarnigione Austriaca l'An: 1796

      1796. Rara veduta prospettiva della città, presa dal ponte San Giorgio, raffigurata durante l'assedio del 1796, iniziato da Napoleone Bonaparte, contro la guarnigione asutriaca che si arrese nel febbraio dell'anno seguente. In basso, una rubrica con 22 rimandi ai luoghi principali riportato. L'intento principale dell'autore è la rappresentazione dell'assedio, illustrato in modo vivace e movimentato, per cui la veduta della città sullo sfondo è abbastanza approssimativa. Oltre alla cupola di S. Andrea, non sono riconoscibili le numerose architetture emergenti, nel tipico stile della veduta tedesca del periodo inaugurata da F. B. Werner. Acquaforte e acquatinata a colori, con coloritura coeva, alcuni strappi restaurati nel margine inferiore, per il resto in ottime condizioni. Firenze Florence Farrari, Mantova nelle stampe, p. 91, 113. 445 380

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        A LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON, ON HIS RESIGNATION OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

      London: J. Debrett, 1796. 32pp. Modern plain wrappers. Small hole in leaf C1 (apparently a paper flaw) affecting five words of text, three of which have been supplied in early manuscript. Early manuscript notes on several pages (see below), portion of early ownership signature on titlepage. Very good. One of two initial London printings of Washington's Farewell Address done in 1796, the same year that it was first published in Philadelphia. The other London 1796 edition was published by J. Moxon. Of the two publishing houses, Debrett appears to have been the more successful, and he produced two more editions by the end of the year. The text's popularity was immediate, and it was quickly reprinted in Edinburgh, Dublin, Glasgow, and elsewhere. Designed by Washington and his principal advisors in drafting it, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, as both a valedictory and advice to succeeding generations, the address served as a guidepost to Americans from the point of its publication. In it Washington stresses the importance of the preservation of the Union; urges moderation of political factions, reconciliation of regional differences and avoidance of foreign "entanglements"; urges that the nation be prepared, but only fight in self-defense; and supports the principal of the voluntary retirement of the president after two terms. The most influential presidential address ever delivered, looked to as a guidepost of American policy into modern times. This copy has interesting manuscript underlining by an early English reader, often highlighting passages referring to liberty and patriotism. SABIN 101566. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 60. ESTC T109655. OCLC 1882988.

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        Il sensibile influsso degli astri convinto di falsita'. Dissertazione fisico-critica

      Pel Cannetti alla Rotonda per andare a S. Ignazio, 1796. In 8 (cm 14 x 22,5), pp. XV + (1) di errata + 254 con tabelle da pagina 213 a pagina 224 con misurazioni barometriche e stato meteorologico per i giorni di ciascun mese dell'anno. Bruniture sparse alle pagine, piu' presenti alle carte di sguardia iniziale e finale, poi meno insistenti. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con angoli, piatti in cartone decorato, tagli marezzati. Legatura solida (lievi spellature agli angoli e abrasioni ai tagli). Dedica a stampa a Monsignor Cesare de' Conti Brancadoro, patrizio fermano, arcivescovo di Nisibi. Poco comune opera di fra Giovanni da Capistrano, che combatte l'influenza degli astri sulle vicende umane, e si scaglia ad esempio contro qualunque azione della Luna sulla vegetazione, e sull'agricoltura in generale dimostrando anche l'impossibilita' della scienza numerica del lotto: 'nell'esaminare la quistione dell'influsso degli astri dobbiamo farci guidare dall'osservazione e dall'esperienza soltanto. Quella che noi trattiamo e' quistione di fatto... sara' poi lecito al filosofo l'avventurar delle congetture...". In realta' attacca poi nell'opera gli Eniciclopedisti, D'Alambert, De Lalande, l'italiano Giuseppe Toaldo, contrapponendo a questi astronomi come Cornelio a Lapide, l'Abulense, Valesio. Cfr. Cantamessa, 3097. Faggin, p. 26. ITA

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        Die Schabbes Lamp vun pollische Messing, mit ächt koschere Schimen ahngizündt vun Itzig Feitel Stern.

      Vierte Auflage. Mit illustr. Titel, Frontisp. und Tafel (alles lithographiert). X, 142 S. (linksläufig). HLwd. d. Zt. mit auf beiden Decken aufgezog. Orig.-Broschur. Goed. XV, 1130, 15. - Der Richter und Schriftsteller Johann Friedrich Sigmund Holzschuher (1796-1861) veröffentlichte mehrere antisemitische Schriften im deutsch-jüdischem, fränkisch eingefärbtem Jargon. - Gering berieben.

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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte. Der Insekten erster Theil (von insg. 3).

      Augsburg Mart Engelbrechtische Kunsthandlung 1796 - (EA); ca 17x11 cm; gest. Titelblatt, XLVIII (18), 376 Seiten mit 46 kolorierten Kupfertafeln und 1 unkolorierten Tafel; dekorativer Halbledereinband d. Zt. mit 2 farbigen Rückenschildern und reicher Rückenvergoldung (Einband minimal bestoßen; schönes, dekoratives Exemplar) 0,000 gr. Etymologie [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Compendium of Practical and Experimental Farriery, Originally Suggested by Reason and Confirmed by Practice; Equally Adapted to the Convenience of the Gentleman, the Farmer, the Groom, and the Smith, Interspersed with Such Remarks, and Elucidated with Such Cases, as Evidently Tend to Insure the Prevention, as Well as to Ascertain the Cure of Disease

      Brentford, (England): Printed by P. Norbury, for G.G. and J. Robinson and G. Kearsley London, 1796. One of several editions from that year (others printed in London, Dublin, and Boston). 8vo. 274, (2, ad leaf for the author's horse medicines) pp. Engraved frontispiece; half-title. The author was a popular writer on horse related matters, publishing a number of books and contributing to periodicals, almanacs, etc. OCLC locates but eight copies of this edition, two in the United States (Yale, California State Library). Very good. Contemporary calf (hinges cracking along upper edges), gilt rules and label on spine. (#4736).

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        The Wisdom of Angels concerning the Divine Providence Translated from the Latin of the Hon. Emanuel Swedenborg. Originally published at Amsterdam, anno 1764

      Boston: Thomas & Andrews, 1796. First American Edition. xxxvi, [1], 38-543pp. 8vo. Full contemporary calf. First American Edition. xxxvi, [1], 38-543pp. 8vo. Evans, 31258 ; ESTC W7233

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        An Accurate Map of Hindostan or India, from the best authorities. J.T. Scott Sculp. Engraved for Carey's American Edition of Guthrie's Geography improved

      Mathew Carey, Philadelphia 1796 - From Carey's "General Atlas" . Philadelphia: Published By Mathew Carey. May 1, 1796, the first general atlas printed in America. Phillips 683-21. A very good copy, some marginal tears at the folds not in the image area, one tear about half an inch past the neat line into blank area, one tiny pin prick, numeral 21 inked to top margin. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Kupferstich- Karte von 9 Platten, von D.F. Sotzmann n. Büsching bei preuss. Akademie der Künste, "Holland oder die Vereinigten Niederlande in IX Blättern nach des H.O.Büsching Erdbeschreibung und den besten Hülfsmitteln entworden .".

      - mit altem Grenzkolorit, dat. 1796, 79 x 93 Sehr seltene grossformatige Karte der Niederlande zur Zeit Napoleons. - Oben links eine dek. Titelkartusche. Die Karte zeigt die Niederlande zur Zeit Napoleons. Sie ist von 9 Platten gedruckt und bereits zusammengesetzt. - Die Karte wurde gereinigt und alte Faltstellen geglättet.

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        Voyage Autour de Ma Chambre.

      A' Paris, chez Dufart Imprimeur-Libraire, An 4. 1796, - in-12, pp.144, con antiporta figurato inciso in rame. Ottima legatura coeva in pieno marocchino granata finemente decorato in oro ai piatti e al dorso. Seconda edizione, assai rara (la prima ? di Torino 1794). Noto romanzo di leggiadra fantasia. L'autore nacque a Chambery nel 1765 (mor? a S.Pietroburgo nel 1852), fu ufficiale nell'esercito del Re di Sardegna, antirivoluzionario e contrario a Napoleone. Scrisse il "Voyage" nella cittadella di Torino durante la prigionia per un duello. Dopo l'occupazione francese del Piemonte milit? nell'esercito Russo e si stabil? a Pietroburgo. Esemplare assai bello, a pieni margini. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De l'économie politique et morale de l'espèce humaine. Volume I (et II).

      De l'Imprimerie de Cooper et Graham, A Londres 1796 - 2 volumi in-8 (210x165), pp. (24), 488; pp. (4), 454. Bellissimo esemplare a margini chiusi e diseguali conservato nella brossura muta con tassello editoriale in carta al piatto. L'opera, di impostazione fisiocratica, risulta strutturata in tre parti che corrispondono allo svolgimento di tre concatenati quesiti: la vera natura dell'uomo, il vero sistema di economia politica della specie umana, il suo vero sistema morale. Bibliografia: Kress, B, 3197. Palgrave, II, 302. Goldsmiths, 16541. Einaudi, 2889 (per altra edizione). Coquelin et Guillaumin, Dict. de l'economie politique, v. 1, p. 861. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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