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        The Lives of Dr. John Donne; Sir Henry Wotton; Mr. Richard Hooker; Mr. George Herbert; and Dr. Robert Sanderson. With Notes, and the Life of the Author. By Thomas Zouch

      Printed by Wilson, Spence, and Mawman, York 1796 - Pp. [viii], 8, ix-liv, [2] errata leaf, 9-518. Engraved frontis portrait, 6 other portraits, and view of George Herbert’s church. Contemporary tree calf bound by Riviere, skilfully rebacked with original densely gilt-tooled spine laid down (minor loss to head), gilt-tooled borders, inner dentelles in blind, marbled endpapers and edges. Minor rubbing to extremities, one corner exposed, occasional very light foxing, some offsetting of plates, but overall, an internally fine copy in a handsomely restored binding. Size: Large Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Dwelling in Aragon

      - A print. Size of the matting: 20 in. x 15 in. Size of the sheet on which the image rests: 16 ¾ in. x 11. Size of the image: 13 ½ in. x 8 ½ in. Dusting to outside of matting; tape stains in margins of the matting's interior. The sheet on which the image rests shows tape stains and thin strips of paper. The lower margin of the sheet shows ink inscriptions: "Paper: J. Whatman 1796 LXXV." Under the image appears: "LXXV W. Russell Flint." Laid paper with large watermark, including G.R. On the matting, lower margin, in pencil, is written: "W. Russell Flint 'A Dwelling in Aragon.'" A scarce item.

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Broadside] Las grandes ventajas y utilidades que prepara a los Habitantes de este Reyno la libre fabrica y uso del Aguardiente de Cana concedido por Real Orden.

      December 31, 1796, Mexico City - Double folio sheet, 24 x 16 in, printed on one side only. Branciforte was viceroy from 1794 - 1798. He is considered one of the most corrupt that ever ruled New Spain. This proclamation, very nicely printed, affirms the king's desire to restore the making and selling of rum in the colony, which had been proscribed for several years -- this, the venal marquis notes, is out of the king's piety and the goodness of heart! (It is to be noted that aguardiente de cana covers not only the production of rum, but also pulque: it is very likely that the prohibition of the "fabrica y uso" was so unpopular as to be unenforceable. Further, the marquis as viceroy, though he is aware that there has been much illegal use of the drink, will give anyone guilty of making or selling rum three days from the publication of this proclamation, to report to customs and thus be exempt from the penalties accrued during the time of prohibition. With the rubric of the Viceroy and the full signature of his secretary, Josef Ign. Negreyros y Soria. Quite scarce: no record at auction or OCLC, although there is a copy noted of the royal proclamation itself, issued also by Branciforte. Fine copy.

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        Specimens of Arabian Poetry from the Earliest Time to the Extinction of the Khaliphat, With Some Account of the Authors

      Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1796 - 8vo. ix, 74, 180 pp. 3/4 brown leather over marbled boards. With marbled endpapers. Text in English and Arabic. With errata printed at front. Corners rubbed. Wear to spine, with front hinge splitting. Light browning to page edges. Bookplate and signature of former owner present. Overall, in fair condition. Good reading copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Specimens of Arabian Poetry, from the Earliest Time to the Extinction of the Khalifat, with Some Account of the Authors.

      Cambridge: Printed by John Burges Printer to the University, 1796 - Large octavo (226 × 182 mm) Early 19th-century half calf, marbled boards, neatly rebacked to style with the original red morocco label laid down, gilt rolls forming compartments, edges sprinkled blue. Lightly rubbed on the boards, corners professionally restored, internally a lightly browned and with occasional spotting, but overall a clean and carefully refurbished copy, presenting well. Sheet of musical notation, text in Arabic types, engraved head- and tailpieces. First edition, second issue with a cancel title page; copies noted dated 1795. Carlyle was educated at Carlisle Grammar School and Cambridge, and while at Queens "profited from the instructions of a native of Baghdad, who passed in Britain under the name David Zamio. As a result, Carlyle became so proficient in oriental languages that he was appointed professor of Arabic on the resignation of Dr Craven in 1795" (Stanley Lane-Poole in ODNB). In 1799 Carlyle was appointed chaplain to Lord Elgin's mission to Constantinople and made an extensive tour through Asia Minor, Palestine, Greece, and Italy, collecting Greek and Syriac manuscripts for a proposed new version of the New Testament, which he did not live to accomplish. On his return to England in 1801 he was presented to the living of Newcastle upon Tyne, but his health had been undermined by the exertions of his expedition, and he died in 1804. Lane-Poole describes the present translation as "well-respected". Hamilton, The Arcadian Library 8444; Gay 3436. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Voyage in Italie Pendant l'Annee 1789

      vii, [1], 376 pp. 8vo. A late 18th century Italian travelogue, translated into French from the original English by Francois Soules, who also translated Young's 'Voyages in France'. Young was a writer on the subjects of agriculture, economics, social statistics, and an activist for farm workers' rights. His social and political writings were also well-respected, and included accounts of journeys in England, Wales, Ireland, France, and Italy, and a political pamphlet on the American Revolution entitled On the War in North America which was published when he was just seventeen. First French edition. Boards lightly rubbed with corners just beginning to rub through, scattered light foxing in text, small contemporary owner bookplate (Buri) and larger modern bookplate on front endpaper. Paris: Chez J.-J. Fuchs, Libraire, 1796. First Edition. Collectible; Like New/No Jacket.

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        On cutaneous diseases. Volume I (all published).

      - London, J. Barnara for J. Johnson, (1796)-1808, 4°, XIV, 15-556 pp., 2 pp., 34 (1-16, 16 bis, 17-33) handcol. plates, fine half leather binding with marbled boards; fine copy. First Edition of the first dermatological work with color plates, complete as published. With the inscription presented by "Dr. Wm. Osler" - - "There were not two editions of the volume, but only of the first three parts; and volumes found today may be made from the original and revised texts in differing proportions. The parts were issued with a cover-title "The description and treatment of cutaneous diseases, which was superseded by the new title "On cutaneous diseases" which appeared on the title-page for the volume published in 1808" F.M.Sutherland, J Hist. Med., Jan. 1958, p.94 - This copy consists from the extreme rare first issue of the first installment, and the first editions of the second, third, and fourth installment; and has the extreme rare content sheet. - Besides the few minor faults, the stamps verso of the plates, the foxing on 8 pages and considering the rarity and importance of this item, I consider this as an fine copy. - Modern dermatology may be said to start with Robert Willan (1757-1812). His classification of skin diseases gained him the Forthergillian Medal of the Medical Society of London in 1790. He established a definite classical nomenclature which is still more or less in use today. - Includes original description of prurigo mitis; under the name "ichtyosis cornea" Willan quoted Crusio's case of scleroderma; Willan also established psoriasis as a separate skin disease. - - Garrison & Morton No.3985; 4018 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A COLLECTION OF THE SPEECHES OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS, AT THE OPENING OF EVERY SESSION, WITH THEIR ANSWERS. ALSO, THE ADDRESSES TO THE PRESIDENT, WITH HIS ANSWERS, FROM THE TIME OF HIS ELECTION: WITH AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING THE CIRCULAR LETTER OF GENERAL WASHINGTON TO THE GOVERNORS OF THE SEVERAL STATES, AND HIS FAREWELL ORDERS, TO THE ARMIES OF AMERICA, AND THE ANSWER.

      Manning and Loring for Solomon Cotton, Boston 1796 - Bound in full period tree cale with a burgundy and gilt title block on spine. Rubbing at extremities and front hinge cracked but binding still square and tight. This volume has become rather scarce due to its Judaica contents as well as just being a collection of early American history. Text is lightly foxed in places (heavier near ends) but very good overall. Contains ads, dedication page, and list of subscribers with "His Excellency Samuel Adams" being the first name. No interior marks or bookplates, a very nice copy. Collates as xii,13-282 [1], the same as a recently sold copy from Sotheby's 12/22/2015. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Thomas Bookseller]
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        Das Heimweh. (Band 5:) Der Schlüssel zum Heimweh.

      Marburg, 1794-1796. - 5 Bände. 8°. Pappbände der Zeit mit verblassten handschr. Rückensch. Wilpert/Gühring 803, 42 u. 45. - Erste Ausgabe. Vollständig, mit dem am Schluss erschienen Schlüssel. - Papier gebräunt. Einbände berieben und bestossen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mont Blanc von Sallenches aus. Riesige Lithographie von Villeneuve & Adam bei Engelmann 1824

       40 x 54,5 cm reine Bildgröße \" Vue Generales du Mont-Blanc. Prise au dessus de Sallenches\". Kreidelithographie nach (Jean Louis Frederic (1796-1842)) Villeneuve 1824; Les Figures par (Victor) Adam; Imp. Litho. de G(odefroy). Engelmann (1788-1839). Wasserfleckig, wenige winzige Oberflächenbereibungen, gleichmäßig gebräunt, kann leicht gereinigt werden. Sehr selten. Wir verkaufen nur Originale und garantieren für deren Echtheit uneingeschränkt. Versand D: 7,00 EUR

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        Schweizerbriefe an Cäcilie, geschrieben im Sommer 1794.

      Berlin, bei Carl Ludwig Hartmann. 1795-1796. - 2 Bände. 8°. 390 S.; VIII S., 374 S. und 9 Blatt gefaltete Musikbeilagen. Blaue Pappbände der Zeit mit schwarzen goldgeprägten Rückenschildern. Wäber 47. - Goedeke V, 467,6 (für den Autor). - Erste Ausgabe dieser literarisch-philosophischen Reiseschilderungen. Bouterwek (1766-1828) wurde 1792 Privatdozent für Philosophie in Weimar. Seine Schriften schwanken pendeln zwischen der literarischen Schwelgerei und der philosophischen Betrachtung. Sein Blick widmet er der Schönheit der Zürcherin, der Bernerin und der Genferin, wie auch dem Staatswesen, den philosophischen Schriften Rousseaus, und dem Zeitgeist. Ein deutscher Flaneur mit französischem Esprit. Die meist fehlenden 9 Musikbeilagen mit Liedkompositionen von Karl Friedrich Zelter und einem, wahrscheinlich Schweizer Komponisten Zumsteeg, den wir aber nirgends nachweisen können. - Das Inhaltsverzeichnis irrtümlich zu Beginn des 2. Bandes eingebunden. Titelrückseite mit kleinen Besitzerstempeln. Die Pappbände im Farbton leicht abweichend stellenweise stark beschabt. Ecken bestossen.

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        Grundriss der Physiologie für Vorlesungen mit den Verbesserungen von Wrisberg, Sömmering, und Meckel - umgearbeitet von Heinrich Maria von Levelling d. Jüng.

      Erlangen, in der Waltherschen Buchhandlung 1795-1796. - 2 Bände. 8°. XXXII, 524 S.; 4 n.n. Bl., S. 525-864, 2 n.n. Bl. Anzeigen. Geflammte Halblederbände der Zeit mit roten und grünen goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und etwas Rückenvergoldung. Blake 195. - Bibliographia Halleriana 405. - Lundsgaard 483. - Erste von Levelling bearbeitete und kommentierte Ausgabe nach der Ausgabe bei Haude und Spener von 1788. Levelling ergänzte die Kommentare von Sömmering und Merckel und flocht sie zusammen mit seinen eigenen Anmerkungen in den Text von Haller ein. Mit den verschiedenen Vorworten Hallers zu den Ausgaben von von 1747, 1751 und 1765. - Papier stellenweise stockfleckig. Vorsätze mit dem Besitzerstempel des "Cantons-Physicus Dr. Kottmann, Solothurn". - In guten Einbänden.

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        Traité de dynamique dans lequel les lois de l’équilibre et du mouvement des Corps sont réduites au plus petit nombre possible, et démontrées d’une manière nouvelle, et où l’on donne un Principe général pour trouver le Mouvement de plusieurs Corps qui agissent les uns sur les autres d’une manière quelconque

      chez Fuchs Libraire, 1796. 4to (cm. 23,1), 4 cc.nn., XXXVI-272-XIX pp. con 5 tavv. rip. f.t. Legatura ‘800 in mz. pergamena con titolo oro su tassello in pelle al ds. Piccola mancanza al piede del ds. e al tassello. Angoli usurati. Qualche carta lievemente ingiallita ma buoni interni in barbe. Rara seconda edizione accresciuta.

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        Observations on Hamlet and on the motives which most probably induced Shakespeare to fix upon the story of Amleth, from the Danish chronicle of Saxo Grammaticus, for the plot of that tragedy: being an attempt to prove that he designed it as an indirect censure on Mary Queen of Scots. [with] An appendix to observations on Hamlet; being an attempt to prove that Shakspeare designed that tragedy as an indirect censure on Mary Queen of Scots. Containing I Some Observations on Dramas, which professedly allude to the Occurrences and Characters of the times in which they were written, and an Answer to Objections brought against the Hypothesis. II. Some farther Arguments in support of it. And III. An Answer to the Objections brought against Dr. Warb

      Cambridge Printed by J. Burges 1796 - First Edition, Presentation from the Author PLUMPTRE, James. [SHAKESPEARE, William]. Observations on Hamlet; and on the motives which most probably induced Shakespeare to fix upon the story of Amleth, from the Danish chronicle of Saxo Grammaticus, for the plot of that tragedy: being an attempt to prove that he designed it as an indirect censure on Mary Queen of Scots. Cambridge: Printed by J. Burges, 1796. [with] An Appendix To Observations On Hamlet; being an attempt to prove that Shakspeare designed that tragedy as an indirect censure on Mary Queen of Scots. Containing I Some Observations on Dramas, which professedly allude to the Occurrences and Characters of the times in which they were written, and an Answer to Objections brought against the Hypothesis. II. Some farther Arguments in support of it. And III. An Answer to the Objections brought against Dr. Warburton’s Hypothesis respecting an Allusion to Mary Queen or Scots in the celebrated Passage in the Midsummer Night’s Dream. Cambridge: Printed by J. Burges, 1797. First edition of both titles. With a presentation inscription from the author, but without his name on each title-page. Inscription on first title-page reads "To/William Richardson, Esq./Professor of Humanity/in the University of Glasgow/ From The Author." and the second reads "William Richardson Esq/ From the Author." Octavo (8 3/16 x 5 inches; 208 x 127 mm). [4], [1, publisher's advertisement], [1, errata], 44; [2], 85, [1, publisher's advertisement] pp. With half-title. Two pages in first title (pages 27 & 43) with small ink corrections in the author's hand. We could find no copies of this at auction in the past 40 years. Conremporary quarter red cloth over drab pink wrappers. Covers with some minor rubbing and staining. Some toning throughout, but overall very good. James Plumptre was a "playwright and Church of England clergyman. Like his elder sisters Anne Plumptre and Annabella (Bell) Plumptre, James began his writing life in the Enfield circle and the theatre group in Norwich.Plumptre was not as politically engaged as his two literary sisters, and he was concerned for drama as a moral educator who wished to improve its tone." (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography). "A more coherent pattern of possibly allusive design was discerned in the time of Scott and Goethe by James Plumptre: he pointed out the resemblance of murdering a king in his orchard and marrying his queen within a few months to the murder of Lord Darnley by the Earl of Bothwell, who thereupon married Queen Mart of Scotland, in 1567." (Hamlet in His Modern Guises By Alexander Welsh) HBS 67832. $1,850 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, + Nubia. After Lithographs by Louis Hache from Drawings made on the Spot by David Roberts, RA, with historical Descriptions by the Revd. George Croly. 6 vols.

      Mit 241 getönten lithographierten Tafeln, 2 Stahlstich-Karten sowie 6 getönten lithogr. Titeln mit Vignetten. 4 (29,5 x 20,5 cm). OLeinen mit Deckel- und Rückenvergoldung, goldgepr. zentraler Wappenvignette auf beiden Deckeln sowie dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. D. Roberts (1796-1864), "gehört zu den geschätztesten Architekturmalern der neueren Zeit" (Thieme/B. 28, 428) vorliegende Ansichten aus dem Nahen Osten, Arbeitsergebnisse einer Reise in den Jahren 1838 und 1839, erschienen zuerst ab 1842 in Imperial-Folio und mit Handkolorierung der damals 118 Tafel und 120 Textillustrationen als 41 Lieferungen im Zeitraum von 7 Jahren. Roberts war einer der ersten Künstler, der nicht nach Hörensagen, Skizzen und Berichten anderer Illustrationen fertigte, sondern nach eigener Anschauung arbeitete. Als früherer Theatermaler war er sich der Wirkung von Inszenierungen bewußt, die er hier, in seiner zweiten Schaffensphase angelangt, und zuerst als Aquarell mit sicherem, feinem Strich aufs Papier brachte. Das Werk insgesamt ist sowohl ein Höhepunkt der lithographischen Buchillustration wie der ästhetischen Aneignung des (antiken) Orients durch Europa es liegt hier in der zweiten Ausgabe vor. Der Text stammt von George Croly (1780-1860), einem irisch-englischen Schriftsteller (Drama, Lyrik, Roman) und Historiker, seinerzeit bekannt, einflußreich und als Geistlicher seit 1835 Rektor von St. Stephen Walbrook in London. Auch bei ihm ist das Wissen um die theatralische Wirkung von Inszenierungen vorauszusetzen, wobei es faktisch unterfüttert ist von historischen Kenntnissen. Etwas berieben und bestoßen papierbedingt gebräunt teils stockfleckig Besitzvermerk auf Vorsätzen auf hinterem Spiegel mit Buchbindermarke: "Bound by Leighton Son and Hodge". Bd 1: oberes Kapital mit Einriss und knittrig Innengelenke angeplatzt Titelporträt auf Vorsatz montiert Titel und ein Textblatt am Rand mit Klebefilm unschön verstärkt (verfärbt). Bd 2: hinteres Innengelenk mit schmalem Leinenstreifen verstärkt das Seidenschutzpapier einer Tafel mit kl. Einriss unschön mit Klebestreifen 'repariert'. Bd 3: eine Tafel verso zweier Ränder unschön mit Klebefilm verstärkt, eine weitere Tafel mit kleinem Einriss dito. Bd 4: vorderes Innengelenk angeplatzt Frontispiz auf Vorsatz montiert hinterer fliegender Vorsatz auf Innendeckel montiert. Bd 5: Innengelenke angeplatzt. Bd 6: eine Tafel längstseitig außerhalb des Bildbereichs mit Klebestreifen verstärkt (gebräunt). Please ask for further pictures and an English description.

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        Indonesia, Straits of Banca - Laurie and Whittle, 1796.

      ?Plan of the Straits of Banca? Copper engraving from ?The East-India Pilot, or Oriental Navigator? published in London by Robert Laurie and James Whittle in 1796. Coloured by a later hand. Size: approx. 47,5 x 33,0 cm.Nautical chart of the Isle of Banca and part of Sumatra ?surveyed by Captain Lloyd of the General Elliot Country Ship, and Mr. Bampton in his passage from China to Batavia, and from Batavia to Malacca.?The map offers rich detail including countless depth soundings, notes on the sea floor, commentary on reefs and shoals (e.g. ?a dangerous shoal omitted in almost all the charts?), rhumb lines, place names and a wealth of other practical information for the mariner. Cartographically it was derived from surveys by Captain Joseph Huddart, John Price, and a Mr McDonald.Price: ?975,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        Nuovo dizionario istorico ovvero Storia in compendio. Di tutti gli Uomini che si sono resi illustri segnando le epoche delle Nazioni, e molto piu de'nomi famosi per talenti di ogni genere, virtù, scelleratezze, errori, fatti insigni, scritti pubblicati, etc. Dal principio del mondo fino al nostro giorni; con tavole cronologiche. Composto da una Societa'di Letterati in Francia, accresciuto in occasione di più edizioni da altre Società Letteratie in Alemagna, ne'Paesi-Bassi, e in Italia. Sulla settima edizione Francese del 1789, tradutto in Italiano

      Bassano, A spese Remondini di Venezia, 1796. 22 vols. bound in 12. 8vo (19,5 x 13 cm). 12 nice, contemporary bindings, full leather; spines nicely blindstamped and gilt (gilt faded); covers surrounded by blindstamped decorations; marbled endpapers. Each volume about 350 pages, printed in 2 columns. - A few covers with some small rubbings; convent-stamps on half-titles and on verso titles, but on the whole a good and clean set, also a rare set, printed by the famous house of Remondini. - With ex libris of Theodori Karajan

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        KARTE VON DEM HERZOGTHUM MAILAND OESTERREICHISCH UND SAVOYENSCHEN ANTHEILS V. 1796.

      Lombardia 1796 - Carta della Lombardia. Cartiglio con il titolo e minuziosa piantina del castello Sforzesco di Milano. Coloritura coeva mm 279x368

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        Der treue Rathgeber in der Haus- und Landwirthschaft gesammelt und herausgegeben von einem Freunde derselben. (Angebunden): Anonym: Der Oekonomische Künstler, welcher Brantwein aus Getraide, aus Weinhefen, Obst und Kräutern; ingleichen Malz, Liqueurs, Aquavite, Eßige, Seife und Lichter zu verfertigen lehret, nebst einem Unterricht von andern nöthigen häußlichen Wissenschaften. Zweite ganz umgeänderte und vermehrte Auflage. (Angebunden): Weinlig, Christian Gottlob: Gründliche Anweisung zur Verfertigung der so genannten Branntweine oder Aquavite, und der feinen Liqueure, nebst einem Anhange, worin die Bereitung verschiedener ausländischen Chokolaten gelehret wird. Zweite verbesserte Auflage.

      I: Behrens, Frankfurt 1798. II: Paul Friedrich Vogel, Leipzig 1796. III: Königl. Realschul-Buchhandlung, Berlin 1796. - 3 Teile in einem Band. 16,6 x 10 cm. I: 4 Bl., 160 Seiten. II: 2 Bl., 124 Seiten. III: 68 Seiten. Ohne die Kupfertafel (fehlt!). Pappband der Zeit. Einband angestaubt, gebräunt und fleckig, Kanten etwas berieben, Rücken unten mit Fehlstelle im Bezug und ohne Rückenschildchen. Innen teils etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig, Teile II und II mit einigen alten Farbstiftanstreichungen und Anmerkungen. Teile I und III zum Zeitpunkt der Recherche über KVK nicht in deutschen Bibliotheken nachweisbar. Engelmann, Bibliotheca mechanico-technologica S. 207 (II). I und III nicht bei Engelmann.

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        The Watchman. Numbers I-X [all issued]

      Bristol: Published by the Author, 1796. First edition. 324 pp. 8vo. Contemporary green half-calf and marbled boards, spine gilt in panels. Minor staining to a few leaves. First edition. 324 pp. 8vo. "That all may know the truth; and that the truth may make us free!" First edition of Coleridge's political journal, undertaken to "create a rallying point for the Unitarians and moderate democrats in a radical Christian journal" (Holmes vol 1 p 106). Issued every eight days in order to avoid the tax levied on weekly papers. Each issue carried the tag line, "That all may know the truth; and that the truth may make us free!" For all its ambition, the enterprise folded after ten issues as it was unable to cover its costs. Coleridge would undertake another single-author journal with The Friend (1809-10; 1819). Ashley I, p.196; Tinker 677; Wise Coleridge 7. Provenance: Derby Mechanics' Institute (deaccession stamp to final leaf)

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        Taplin Improved or a Compendium of Farriery.Exemplified by 10 Elegant Cuts. Each the Full Figure of a Horse.Receipts for the Cure of.Oxen, Cows, Calves, Sheep, Lambs, Hogs, Etc.

      London: Printed for William Lane, at the Minerva-Press, Leadenhall-Street, 1796. - (To Which is Prefixed Ten Minutes Advice to the Purchasers of Horses.) 17.5 x 9.5mm. Average page height: 17.4mm., iv., 144pp., frontispece (signed R. Newman?) & 9 other copperplates of horses (15.2 x 9.5mm.). Untrimmed copy in original gray paper covered boards; tan paper spine & label have completely flaked away, causing front cover to detach, gray endpapers, small repaired section to top of titlepage, small tear to its edge. Occasional age spots to some pages, minor creases to plate margins (plate 9+10). Otherwise, an unrestored copy of a small fragile technical book meant for the stable book & medicine shelf. The very detailed plates are generally clean. Veternary surgeon William Taplin (d. 1807) published Gentleman's Stable Directory in 1788 & other similar works. This work is supposed to be based on both Bracken & Taplin. Pre-1956 NUC shows only one library reporting a copy of this edition in the US. Rare item. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        All'Italia nelle tenebre, L'Aurora porta la luce. Riflessioni filosofiche e morali; documenti ed avvisi all'Italia; sistema nuovo mai trattato pria, tanto dagli antichi, che dai moderni scrittori.

      presso Francesco Pogliani,, In Milano 1796 - In-8° (cm. 20,2), legatura successiva in p. pergamena e angoli con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, piatti marmorizzati, taglio superiore dorato; pp. [6] 391 [1b] in buono stato; alcuni deliziosi fregi; geniale appunto anticamente manoscritto al frontespizio che lo definisce «Libro di un incredulo, e per meglio dire di un pazzo, che merita tutta la derisione e il disprezzo». Qualche sporadico segno d'inchiostro, lieve alone a poche carte, margine bianco della carta A1 asportato. Edizione originale di un libro pazzesco, tra l'altro interessantissimo, del settario Enrico Michele L'Aurora, un giacobino fondatore di repubbliche, eversore e organizzatore infaticabile scampato alle Insorgenze e più volte sfuggito alla magistratura, le cui date di nascita e morte sono tutt'oggi oscure. L'opera, tra cosmogonia massonica e totale condanna del Cristianesimo, fa tabula rasa dell'esistente per una costruzione ex novo del mondo, nella pretesa di fungere da manifesto fondativo delle futura Repubblica universale. Buon esemplare. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Voyage en Italie pendant l'année 1789

      - Chez J.J. Fuchs, A Paris 1796, In-8 (12,5x20,3cm), vij (1bc.) 376pp., relié. - Edizione originale. Legatura in pieno periodo di roano maculato. Torna liscio decorato con complessi 5 ferri e le ruote più. parte del titolo in marocchino rosso. protezione della testa parzialmente in spaccato. La carenza di coda. La mancanza di uno centimetri in piano inferiore. nuova copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] 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.

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        Voyage in Italie Pendant l'Annee 1789

      vii, [1], 376 pp. 8vo. A late 18th century Italian travelogue, translated into French from the original English by Francois Soules, who also translated Young's 'Voyages in France'. Young was a writer on the subjects of agriculture, economics, social statistics, and an activist for farm workers' rights. His social and political writings were also well-respected, and included accounts of journeys in England, Wales, Ireland, France, and Italy, and a political pamphlet on the American Revolution entitled On the War in North America which was published when he was just seventeen. First French edition. Boards lightly rubbed with corners just beginning to rub through, scattered light foxing in text, small contemporary owner bookplate (Buri) and larger modern bookplate on front endpaper. Paris: Chez J.-J. Fuchs, Libraire, 1796. First Edition. Collectible; Like New/No Jacket.

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        Lexidion Codicis Nasaræi, cui liber Adami nomen. AND: Onomasticon Codicis Nasaræi, cui liber Adami nomen. Two volumes in one. Lund, Berglingianis, 1816 & 1817.

      4to. Pp. (viii), 274, errata (1); (iv), 164. A few leaves with browning. Ownership signatures on front paste-down. Copy of Hampus Kristoffer Tullberg (1796-1876), renowned Swedish linguist and priest. Contemporary half calf on marbled boards, flat spine decorated and lettered in gilt, marbled edges, rubbed and top of spine chipped. This is a Mandaic - Latin lexicon and a Onomasticon. Comprise a descriptive list of the proper names featured in the Codex Nasaræus (the Holy scriptures of the Mandaeans), also called Book of Adams, accompanied with explanatory notes. In addition Norberg compares related words from Jewish Aramaic, Syriac and Arabic to Greek words. Pallis, Mandaean Bibliography, p. 131. Zenker, BO ii, 1973, 1816.

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        Idylles de Théocrite [Ensemble] Les amours de Léandre et de Héro, poème de Musée le Grammairien

      Chez l'auteur|& Imprimerie de Baudot et Eberhart, 1796. - Chez l'auteur & Imprimerie de Baudot et Eberhart, A Paris 1796, In-4 (20,5x26,5cm), (4) xxviij 197pp. (2) et (4) 201pp. (4) 204-209p. (1) ; viij, 68pp., 2 tomes en 2 volumes reliés. - Première édition de la traduction de J. B. Gail, illustrée  Reliures en pleine basane blonde flammée. Dos lisses ornés de 4 fers à la corne d'abondance et de roulettes. Roulette d'encadrement sur les plats. Frise intérieure. Tranches dorées. Frottements en coiffes, mors et coins. Un trou de ver au mors supérieur en tête du tome 2, ainsi qu'un en queue. Mors inférieur du tome 2 fragile en queue. coins abîmés. Malgré quelques défauts bel exemplaire, frais, en dépit de petites rousseurs rares dans les marges. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction de J. B. Gail, le livre présentant une version trilingue avec la version française en regard du texte original grec et la version latine sous le texte grec ;  illustrée en premier tirage de 10 figures de Barbier et Boichot, gravées par Bovinet dans le style néo-classique. Reliures en pleine basane blonde flammée. Dos lisses ornés de 4 fers à la corne d'abondance et de roulettes. Roulette d'encadrement sur les plats. Frise intérieure. Tranches dorées. Frottements en coiffes, mors et coins. Un trou de ver au mors supérieur en tête du tome 2, ainsi qu'un en queue. Mors inférieur du tome 2 fragile en queue. coins abîmés. Malgré quelques défauts bel exemplaire, frais, en dépit de petites rousseurs rares dans les marges (plus nombreuses dans Héro et Léandre). J. B. Gail fut professeur de grec au collège de France ; c'est à cet helleniste qu'on devra en France le renouveau des études grecques. Dans les pages préliminaires, réflexions du traducteur sur la poésie pastorale et la traduction en prose, avec une réponse à Laharpe.

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        Handbuch für praktische Forst- und Jagdkunde [in drei Bänden: A-F / G-R / S-Z). in alphabetischer Ordnung ausgearbeitet von einer Gesellschaft Forstmänner und Jäger. (Nebst einem vollständigen Register).

      Leipzig, Schwickert'scher Verlag, - 1796 - 8° (20x12), XV,826; 898; IV,755; Band 1 und 3 mit Titelkupfer, mit 4 Tab., 1 gefaltete doppelseitige Notenbeilage (26 Jagdrufe), einheitl marmor OPbde d.Zt. mit Rschild (berieben), Ecken/Kapitale und Kanten etwas berieben, wenige Lagen mit schwachem Feuchtigkeitsrand, alter Besitzvermerk auf Vorsatz, ordentliche und feste Exemplare in uniformer Bindung, [von Knorring, Alte deutsche Jagdliteratur des 16.-19. Jahrhunderts; 494].- 'Seltenes, anonym erschienenes und wegen seiner äusserst detaillierten jagdlichen Begriffsinhalte jadgeschichtlich bedeutendes Lexikon.' doppelt durch umfangreiche Register erschlossen franz/lat/engl Fachbegriffe, sowie deutscher Index.- Band 2 ohne separates Haupttitelblatt gebunden.- [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vorlesungen über die Critik der practischen Vernunft. Nebst einer Rede über den Zweck der critischen Philosophie, und doppeltem Register. Wien: Joseph Stahel, 1796.

      - First edition of Bendavid's lectures on the Critique of Practical Reason, bound without the 30-page appendix sometimes found, though both registers are present. Adickes 1265. 'Lazarus Bendavid (1762-1832) is best known as a mathematician and early advocate of, and commentator on, the Kantian philosophy. He studied at Halle, and then later at Göttingen, where he made the acquaintance of G. C. Lichtenberg. Like his co-religionist Spinoza, Bendavid supported himself grinding glasses, at least in his early years, and he also broke with his synagogue. In 1791 he moved to Vienna and began work as a Hofmeister, and soon began holding lectures on Kant’s three critiques (which he also published in Vienna in 1795/96). In the end he wrote nine books and various essays on Kant’s philosophy — Rosenkranz described him as “the only teacher of Kant’s philosophy in Vienna.” Feiner writes that his view of religion was entirely Kantian, “seeking in the Jewish religion its inner moral essence and totally rejecting its rituals. Precisely ten years after Mendelssohn, in his Jerusalem, had stated that the unique essence of Judaism lay in the obligation to observe the practical commandments, Bendavid was the first Jewish intellectual to publicly put forth the radical idea of totally annulling the commandments as an essential step to ensure the existence of the Jews in the modern world”' (Steve Naragon's Kant in the Classroom website). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 8vo, [viii], 101, [3] pp., contemporary marbled boards somewhat rubbed, no library stamps or inscriptions, minimal browning, a nice clean copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reis door de Republiek van Columbia, in het jaar 1823; ... Uit het Fransch vertaald door A. Bruggemans.Dordrecht, Blussé and Van Braam, 1825. 2 volumes bound as 1. 8vo. With 6 lithographed plates (1 bound as frontispiece). Contemporary brown half roan, gold-tooled spine.

      Sabin 49920; not in Muller, America; NCC; WorldCat. Very rare first edition of the Dutch translation of a travelogue through the Republic of Colombia by Gaspard Théodore Mollien (1796-1872). The author starts with describing his journey from France to Bogota, sailing along the American coasts. In Colombia he visits all the provinces and gives brief descriptions of cities as well as smaller towns, the inhabitants, and landmarks. Some chapters deal with Colombia's history, also including an eyewitness account of the riots in Socorro and New-Grenada, while others give a geographical description of Colombia: its mountains, climate, seasons, forests, mining, rivers, indigenous animals and pets. Mollien also describes in depth the culture, customs, psychology and physiology of the Colombians. The islands of Jamaica, Curacao and Tenerife are also described.Browned with some occasional foxing. Binding worn along the extremities, front hinge cracked. Overall a good copy of a very rare Dutch translation of a journey through the Republic of Colombia.

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        Indonesia, Straits of Banca - Laurie and Whittle, 1796.

      ?Plan of the Straits of Banca? Copper engraving from ?The East-India Pilot, or Oriental Navigator? published in London by Robert Laurie and James Whittle in 1796. Coloured by a later hand. Size: approx. 47,5 x 33,0 cm.Nautical chart of the Isle of Banca and part of Sumatra ?surveyed by Captain Lloyd of the General Elliot Country Ship, and Mr. Bampton in his passage from China to Batavia, and from Batavia to Malacca.?The map offers rich detail including countless depth soundings, notes on the sea floor, commentary on reefs and shoals (e.g. ?a dangerous shoal omitted in almost all the charts?), rhumb lines, place names and a wealth of other practical information for the mariner. Cartographically it was derived from surveys by Captain Joseph Huddart, John Price, and a Mr McDonald.Price: ?975,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        Attisches Museum.

      Zürich und Leipzig, Geßner und Wolf, 1796 - 1803.. 4 Bde. in jeweils 3 Heften, zus. 12 Hefte. Mit gest. Titel und einer gefalt. gest. Karte von Griechenland. Bedruckte Orig.-Umschläge. Diesch 1257; Kirchner 890; Goed. IV/1, 569, 161; Günther-Zeilinger 1360. - Erste Folge der berühmten Zeitschrift der Klassik, wurde 1805-1811 unter dem Titel "Neues Attisches Museum" fortgesetzt. Enthält vorwiegend Übersetzungen antiker Dramatiker und Prosaschriftsteller, teilweise eingeleitet und philologisch kommentiert. - Unbeschnitten, die Broschuren meist am Rücken lädiert, einige auch gebrochen, bzw die Decken lose.

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        Tomb of Aaron, Summitt of Mount Hor March 11th 1839

      London: F.G. Moon. unbound. very good(+). Louis Haghe. View. Tinted lithograph with hand coloring, mounted on card, as issued. Image measures 9.5" x 13.5", sheet measures 16 3/8" x 23.75". Nice view from David Roberts' "Views in the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia". Born in Scotland, Roberts (1796-1864) gained renown as a landscape artist from documenting his extensive travels through Spain and the Near and Middle East. His most well known work, "Views in the Holy Land...Egypt and Nubia" illustrates Roberts' trip in 1838-39. The subsequent publication was issued in 41 parts between 1842 and 1849. This magnificent set was a collaborative project between Roberts and the skilled printer Louis Haghe (1806-1885) and is recognized as one of the most important lithographic works of the 19th century. This particular print comes from the deluxe subscribers edition, which was issued without text and the illustrations mounted to evoke the original watercolors of his sketchbook. Minor aging along edges, image unaffected.

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        Aminta Favola Boschereccia...ora alla sua vera lezione ridotta

      Crisopoli: impresso co'tipi Bodoiani, 1796. 4to, pp. xxxvii, [1], 142, [2]; preserving the final blank leaf; engraved vignette portrait of Tasso on the title page; slightly later full mottled calf; joints rubbed, edges a little worn, one corner showing; all else very good and sound. Brooks, 650 noting this edition was limited to 100 copies only, and that it is a reprinting of the same of 1789.

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        [K384]. Die Entführung aus dem Serail ein komisches Singspiel in drey Aufzügen... Im Klavierauszuge von August Eberhard Müller. [Piano-vocal score].

      Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel [without PN], [1796]. Large oblong quarto. Contemporary patterned paper boards with decorative cut-paper label to upper with contemporary calligraphic titling and decoration. [i] (title), [i] (cast list), 154 pp. Typeset. Text in German. Binding somewhat worn and rubbed. Uniformly browned throughout; occasional light creasing; several leaves with minor marks in pencil or blue crayon. Second edition. Very scarce. Köchel p. 384. Hoboken, Vol. 11, 142. Hirsch, Vol. IV, 48. RISM M4248. A Singspiel in three acts, first performed in Vienna at the Burgtheater on July 16, 1782 to a libretto by Christoph Friedrich Bretzner (Belmont und Constanze, oder Die Entführung aus dem Serail), adapted and enlarged by Gottlieb Stephanie the Younger. "[Mozart's] prodigality of invention... is... a cause of the opera's enduring fascination. Even as it endangers the dramatic whole, the music, paradoxically through its creation for a specific group of remarkable singers, turns the actors in this serious comedy into humans a little larger than life but of universal appeal." Julian Rushton in Grove Music Online. The arranger of this edition, August Eberhard Müller (1767-1817), served as Thomaskantor in Leipzig from 1801 until 1810, and as court Kapellmeister in Weimar thereafter. A very attractive early edition of Mozart's well-known Singspiel.

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        Oeuvres complètes

      New edition, llustrée a portrait frontispiece engraved by Dupréel and eight figures Fragonard son, engraved by Dambrun, Duparc, Giraud young, Pauquet, Lingée, Dupréel. Imprimerie de Chaignieau, ainé Paris L'an V - 1796 in-8 (12x18,5) (6) 383 pp. et (6) 363 pp. et (6) 351 pp. et (6) 347 pp. 4 volumes reliés

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        ENTRETIENS SUR LA PLURALITE DES MONDES

      Paris: Didot le jeune, l'an IV, 1796. Squarely in the Neoclassical tradition, this marvelous binding was among those commissioned by bookseller James Edwards and celebrated as "the most elaborate and lavish English bindings of the 18th century" (see Maggs Catalogue 893, where it appears as item #141). Hobson echoes those remarks in his "English Bindings in the Collection of J. R. Abbey," where our binding appears as #6 in a list of similar bindings under item #102, p. 144). Like Kalthoeber and several other German binders, Staggemeier & Welcher came to England to satisfy the fashionable need among men of means for elegant bindings. In partnership in London from about 1799 to 1817, the two oversaw "one of the most prolific workshops producing 'extra' quality work in London." (Maggs Catalogue 1212) They were known for bindings with typically tasteful and often elaborate gilt decoration--as here--and they were among the very best at producing these highly finished volumes. Our binding is unsigned, but we know the work was theirs because Maggs noted that "a signed Staggemeier & Welcher binding with an identical border and circular corner tools was sold at Sotheby's 31st July 1963." And the Henry Davis Gift features two Staggemeier & Welcher bindings using tools that appear here--#197, a répétition binding in the style of our central panel, and #198, with a frame employing our circular and curling vine tools. This style of binding, and especially the treatment of the covers with the colored onlays and scroll and wheat tools, is typical of the Neoclassical style that Francesco Piranesi is generally given credit for inventing when he designed volumes to be presented to Gustavus III of Sweden during this monarch's visit to Rome in 1783-84. Quickly popular, the Neoclassical style was imitated and developed by our binders in London, by F. W. Standlander in Stockholm, and by Georg Friedrich Krauss in Vienna. Apart from the striking binding, the contents here deserve our attention. The influential "Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds" is a discussion on the heliocentric universe that was one of the significant works of the Enlightenment. First published in 1686, it takes the form of a conversation between a philosopher and a marquise on scientific theories about the cosmos, and it was credited for stimulating public interest in astronomy. Written in French rather than scholarly Latin, and in a style that would be easily accessible to the layman, it is one of the earliest works of popular science. Our edition was beautifully printed by the house of Didot, famed for the elegance of their typography and composition.. 340 x 260 mm. (13 3/8 x 10 1/4"). 213 pp., [1] leaf (contents). A SPLENDID CONTEMPORARY MOSAIC BINDING OF RED MOROCCO BY STAGGEMEIER & WELCHER, LAVISHLY INLAID AND GILT IN A NEOCLASSICAL DESIGN, covers with a wide decorative gilt border enclosing an inlaid black morocco frame richly tooled in gilt and featuring inlaid red medallion cornerpieces, this intricate frame surrounding a large central panel diapered in ogival compartments, each with a complex gilt-tooled black inlay; flat spine gilt in compartments decorated to complement the cover inlays, black morocco label, turn-ins with gilt Greek key roll, blue silk endleaves, all edges gilt (perhaps with very small repairs right at top and bottom of front joint). In a modern (faded and scratched) plush-lined cloth clamshell box. With engraved frontispiece portrait and an engraving of the solar system.For the binding: Foot, "Henry Davis Gift II, 197 and 198; Maggs Catalogue 893, No. 141 (this item). Trivial loss to gilt in spots, just a hint of rubbing to extremities, but A BEAUTIFUL COPY OF A SPECTACULAR VOLUME, the binding glistening with gold, and scarcely worn, and the interior exceptionally clean, crisp, and bright, with vast margins.Squarely in the Neoclassical tradition, this marvelous binding was among those commissioned by bookseller James Edwards and celebrated as "the most elaborate and lavish English bindings of the 18th century" (see Maggs Catalogue 893, where it appears as item #141). Hobson echoes those remarks in his "English Bindings in the Collection of J. R. Abbey," where our binding appears as #6 in a list of similar bindings under item #102, p. 144). Like Kalthoeber and several other German binders, Staggemeier & Welcher came to England to satisfy the fashionable need among men of means for elegant bindings. In partnership in London from about 1799 to 1817, the two oversaw "one of the most prolific workshops producing 'extra' quality work in London." (Maggs Catalogue 1212) They were known for bindings with typically tasteful and often elaborate gilt decoration--as here--and they were among the very best at producing these highly finished volumes. Our binding is unsigned, but we know the work was theirs because Maggs noted that "a signed Staggemeier & Welcher binding with an identical border and circular corner tools was sold at Sotheby's 31st July 1963." And the Henry Davis Gift features two Staggemeier & Welcher bindings using tools that appear here--#197, a répétition binding in the style of our central panel, and #198, with a frame employing our circular and curling vine tools. This style of binding, and especially the treatment of the covers with the colored onlays and scroll and wheat tools, is typical of the Neoclassical style that Francesco Piranesi is generally given credit for inventing when he designed volumes to be presented to Gustavus III of Sweden during this monarch's visit to Rome in 1783-84. Quickly popular, the Neoclassical style was imitated and developed by our binders in London, by F. W. Standlander in Stockholm, and by Georg Friedrich Krauss in Vienna. Apart from the striking binding, the contents here deserve our attention. The influential "Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds" is a discussion on the heliocentric universe that was one of the significant works of the Enlightenment. First published in 1686, it takes the form of a conversation between a philosopher and a marquise on scientific theories about the cosmos, and it was credited for stimulating public interest in astronomy. Written in French rather than scholarly Latin, and in a style that would be easily accessible to the layman, it is one of the earliest works of popular science. Our edition was beautifully printed by the house of Didot, famed for the elegance of their typography and composition.

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        Elements of Chemistry. Translated from the French [by William Nicholson]

      Philadelphia: Printed by Lang & Ustick, for Selves, M. Carey, J. Crukshank, H. & P. Rice, T. Dobson, R. Campbell, & J. Ormrod, 1796. First American edition. The first edition of "Elémens de chimie" was published in 1790 and the first edition of Nicholson's translation was in 1791. 8vo. Contemporary calf, red morocco label. Some rubbing, wax residue, small wormholes on spine, some light spotting and browning of text, but a nice copy. The original purchaser's notations on the endpaper: "Jacob Outwater, Ejus Liber, Pretium 3 Dollrs. Bought at Sam. Campbells, Pearl Street, New York Annon Domini 1796." His signature is also on the title-page. In a marbled open end case. First American edition. The first edition of "Elémens de chimie" was published in 1790 and the first edition of Nicholson's translation was in 1791. 8vo. Chaptal's contributions to chemistry are numerous. Beside this text and his "Chimie Appliquée aux Arts," his principle works, he set up the first French factory for the commercial production of sulphric acid and encouraged the productions of heavy chemicals; he was a strong adherent for the implementation of the metric system of weights and measures and was instrumental in setting up a society of industries and school of arts. He was also one of the first adherents to Lavoisier's doctrine of anti-phlogiston. This copy, as usual, has page 451 misnumbered 551 and has pages 655 through 664 ommited. The text is complete. Clarkin "Mathew Carey" 258; DSB III, p. 203; Gaskill No. 28; Shipton and Mooney 30183; Duveen, p. 129 and Partington II, pp. 557-560 for the first edition

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        Poems on Several Occasions . . . A New Edition.

      Edinburgh: Printed by John Paterson, 1796. Demy 8vo, later dark blue half morocco by Maclehose, marbled paper sides, gilt lettering, t.e.g., others untrimmed. The considerably expanded second edition of the works of Scottish poet Michael Bruce (1746-67), who did not publish a poem in his lifetime. A small selection of his works were compiled by a classmate, John Logan, and published as Poems on Several Occasions in 1770; and for this edition more manuscripts were supplied by his mother. There is an introductory essay on Bruce by William Craig which first appeared in the Scottish literary periodical, The Mirror. Fine copy. Uncommon.

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        ENTRETIENS SUR LA PLURALITE DES MONDES

      Paris: Didot le jeune, l'an IV, 1796. Squarely in the Neoclassical tradition, this marvelous binding was among those commissioned by bookseller James Edwards and celebrated as "the most elaborate and lavish English bindings of the 18th century" (see Maggs Catalogue 893, where it appears as item #141). Hobson echoes those remarks in his "English Bindings in the Collection of J. R. Abbey," where our binding appears as #6 in a list of similar bindings under item #102, p. 144). Like Kalthoeber and several other German binders, Staggemeier & Welcher came to England to satisfy the fashionable need among men of means for elegant bindings. In partnership in London from about 1799 to 1817, the two oversaw "one of the most prolific workshops producing 'extra' quality work in London." (Maggs Catalogue 1212) They were known for bindings with typically tasteful and often elaborate gilt decoration--as here--and they were among the very best at producing these highly finished volumes. Our binding is unsigned, but we know the work was theirs because Maggs noted that "a signed Staggemeier & Welcher binding with an identical border and circular corner tools was sold at Sotheby's 31st July 1963." And the Henry Davis Gift features two Staggemeier & Welcher bindings using tools that appear here--#197, a répétition binding in the style of our central panel, and #198, with a frame employing our circular and curling vine tools. This style of binding, and especially the treatment of the covers with the colored onlays and scroll and wheat tools, is typical of the Neoclassical style that Francesco Piranesi is generally given credit for inventing when he designed volumes to be presented to Gustavus III of Sweden during this monarch's visit to Rome in 1783-84. Quickly popular, the Neoclassical style was imitated and developed by our binders in London, by F. W. Standlander in Stockholm, and by Georg Friedrich Krauss in Vienna. Apart from the striking binding, the contents here deserve our attention. The influential "Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds" is a discussion on the heliocentric universe that was one of the significant works of the Enlightenment. First published in 1686, it takes the form of a conversation between a philosopher and a marquise on scientific theories about the cosmos, and it was credited for stimulating public interest in astronomy. Written in French rather than scholarly Latin, and in a style that would be easily accessible to the layman, it is one of the earliest works of popular science. Our edition was beautifully printed by the house of Didot, famed for the elegance of their typography and composition.. 340 x 260 mm. (13 3/8 x 10 1/4"). 213 pp., [1] leaf (contents). A SPLENDID CONTEMPORARY MOSAIC BINDING OF RED MOROCCO BY STAGGEMEIER & WELCHER, LAVISHLY INLAID AND GILT IN A NEOCLASSICAL DESIGN, covers with a wide decorative gilt border enclosing an inlaid black morocco frame richly tooled in gilt and featuring inlaid red medallion cornerpieces, this intricate frame surrounding a large central panel diapered in ogival compartments, each with a complex gilt-tooled black inlay; flat spine gilt in compartments decorated to complement the cover inlays, black morocco label, turn-ins with gilt Greek key roll, blue silk endleaves, all edges gilt (perhaps with very small repairs right at top and bottom of front joint). In a modern (faded and scratched) plush-lined cloth clamshell box. With engraved frontispiece portrait and an engraving of the solar system. For the binding: Foot, "Henry Davis Gift II, 197 and 198; Maggs Catalogue 893, No. 141 (this item). Trivial loss to gilt in spots, just a hint of rubbing to extremities, but A BEAUTIFUL COPY OF A SPECTACULAR VOLUME, the binding glistening with gold, and scarcely worn, and the interior exceptionally clean, crisp, and bright, with vast margins. Squarely in the Neoclassical tradition, this marvelous binding was among those commissioned by bookseller James Edwards and celebrated as "the most elaborate and lavish English bindings of the 18th century" (see Maggs Catalogue 893, where it appears as item #141). Hobson echoes those remarks in his "English Bindings in the Collection of J. R. Abbey," where our binding appears as #6 in a list of similar bindings under item #102, p. 144). Like Kalthoeber and several other German binders, Staggemeier & Welcher came to England to satisfy the fashionable need among men of means for elegant bindings. In partnership in London from about 1799 to 1817, the two oversaw "one of the most prolific workshops producing 'extra' quality work in London." (Maggs Catalogue 1212) They were known for bindings with typically tasteful and often elaborate gilt decoration--as here--and they were among the very best at producing these highly finished volumes. Our binding is unsigned, but we know the work was theirs because Maggs noted that "a signed Staggemeier & Welcher binding with an identical border and circular corner tools was sold at Sotheby's 31st July 1963." And the Henry Davis Gift features two Staggemeier & Welcher bindings using tools that appear here--#197, a répétition binding in the style of our central panel, and #198, with a frame employing our circular and curling vine tools. This style of binding, and especially the treatment of the covers with the colored onlays and scroll and wheat tools, is typical of the Neoclassical style that Francesco Piranesi is generally given credit for inventing when he designed volumes to be presented to Gustavus III of Sweden during this monarch's visit to Rome in 1783-84. Quickly popular, the Neoclassical style was imitated and developed by our binders in London, by F. W. Standlander in Stockholm, and by Georg Friedrich Krauss in Vienna. Apart from the striking binding, the contents here deserve our attention. The influential "Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds" is a discussion on the heliocentric universe that was one of the significant works of the Enlightenment. First published in 1686, it takes the form of a conversation between a philosopher and a marquise on scientific theories about the cosmos, and it was credited for stimulating public interest in astronomy. Written in French rather than scholarly Latin, and in a style that would be easily accessible to the layman, it is one of the earliest works of popular science. Our edition was beautifully printed by the house of Didot, famed for the elegance of their typography and composition.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        String Quintet (op. 4)

      1796. First Edition . BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van. Grand Quintetto per due Violini, due Viole, e Violoncello, dal Sigr. Luigi van Beethoven. Opera IV. Vienna: Artaria, [1796]. Original unbound parts (as issued). $3600.First edition of the instrumental parts of this 18th-century Beethoven score, fully engraved.BeethovenÂ’s first String Quintet is an adaptation of an earlier octet for wind instruments. The changes introduced between the octet and quintet versions are significant and relate to HaydnÂ’s influence on Beethoven. “In the short space of years between the octet (1792) and the quintet (1796) the great London symphonies of Haydn had appeared andÂ… Beethoven felt this change of emphasis in his larger forms. Whereas the octet looks backward to the divertimenti and serenades of the past, the quintet expresses the more serious expression and intent of the great Viennese symphonic works. That Beethoven [saw the need for] this major revision, while still keeping the essential thematic structure intact, shows how far the court composer at Bonn had developed into the great symphonist of the future” (Scherman and Biancolli, 204-206). Eighteenth-century Beethoven scores are increasingly scarce. Faint owner ink-stamps to each part, contemporary ownership signature of W. Brand to outer wrapper.Light soiling to outer wrapper. An extremely good copy.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Address to a young lady on her entrance into the world.

      Two vols., 8vo., (2) + 202 and (2) + 216pp., contemporary uniform tree calf, spines gilt but worn with a pretty, original, title label (red gilt) on vol.II only, endpapers a little marked else very good copies.Publisher: London: printed for Hookham and Carpenter.Year: 1796Edition: First editions.

      [Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bartleby's Books, ABAA]
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