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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.

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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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        An Accurate System of Surveying; in which is contained, I. Decimal Fractions, in a plain, concise, and easy Manner. II. The Extraction of the Square-Root. III. Plane Trigonometry, rectangular and oblique. IV. An exact Method to cast up the Contents of Lands. V. Field Surveying. The Whole being performed without the Use of Scale and Compasses, or a Table of Logarithms. In which is given, some Account of the Variation of the Needle, and the Causes of its Attraction.

      x, [6], 131 [i.e., 132], [4] pp. 4to. The first American work to be published on surveying, providing an account of the mathematical principles associated with various tasks important to the surveyor. Moore was an experienced surveyor by the time he published this work, and part of the aim of this work is to provide methods superior to those in common use at the time, which Moore believed to be crude. He states in his preface that "[the] original surveys of this Country, so far as my Knowledge (from Acquaintance and Information) extends, are very confused and incorrect... the Cheapness of Lands superseding the Necessity of Precision... This, joined to the Consideration of the large Tracts of appropriated Lands belonging to the United States, renders the Art I am treating of, at this Time peculiarly important." The Treaty of Paris was less than 15 years in the past at the time of publication, and during these years a great deal of land changed ownership. Little did Moore know that less than ten years later the size of the nation would double due to the Louisiana Purchase, making this work even more timely than he had originally surmised.KEYWORDS: MATHEMATICS MATH LAND SURVEY First edition. Collated and complete, with page 64 repeated as called for (Evans 30810). This copy belonged to Cyrus Avery (his name and date [Jany 2nd 1811] on first preface page), a surveyor himself. Avery's grandson, also named Cyrus, was the highway commissioner responsible for the construction of the famous Route 66. Boards rubbed, endpapers moderately foxed, lightly foxed throughout. Litchfield: T. Collier, 1796. First Edition. Collectible; Good/No Jacket.

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        Spiele zur Uebung und Erholung des Korpers und Geistes, fur die Jugend, ihre Erzieher und alle Freunde unschuldiger Jugendfreuden. [Baseball].

      Schnepfenthal, Germany: Buchhandlung der Erziehungsanstalt, 1796. xvi, 492 pages of text followed by [iv] pages of index. Original paper-covered boards (hardcover) with handwritten spine label. The boards are heavily rubbed, with some loss at the extremities but remaining intact; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Illustrated with an engraved allegorical frontispiece and four fold-out plates following the text. Some of the plates are slightly mis-folded or are lightly creased. There is a tiny stain in the margin of the title page and frontispiece. About 150 pages of text have a tiny stain in the top margin; eight pages have a crease at the top corner; page 283 has a small hole which partially affects two letters of text. A few other pages with minor soiling and/or foxing, but remaining attractive and sound. At the Schnepfenthal Institution (Salzmannschule Schnepfenthal), physical education was introduced by one of the teachers (the author) who is considered the founder of modern physical education and gymnastics. On page 78 "Ball mit Freystaten (oder des englische Base-ball)" or baseball is discussed, and continues for several pages. Previous owner's names neatly on the front endpapers. The text is unmarked. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        THE RATIONAL DAME; or, Hints Towards Supplying Prattle for Children. The Fifth Edition.

      119, [1 ad'] pages. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and 8 plates. Contemporary half calf. 12mo. Spine worn; inscriptions on half-title and verso of title; short tear in one leaf; else a very good copy.

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        Scarce 1796 official broadside of the controversial Massachusetts resolution on the upcoming presidential election that placed John Adams in office and named Jefferson his Vice-President, signed in print by Declaration Signer and Massachusetts Governor Samuel Adams.

      Massachusetts, 1796. 14" x 17". "Broadside, Signed in Print by Samuel Adams, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, [Massachusetts Resolution on the Presidential Elections]. In Senate, June 4, 1796. Resolved, That the Selectmen… shall, in Manner the Law directs for calling Town Meetings, cause the Inhabitants thereof, duly qualified to vote… to assemble on Monday, the seventh Day of November next, to give in their Votes… for one Elector of President and Vice-President of the United States. [Boston]: Young and Minns, [1796]. Folio, original broadside leaf , 14"" x 17"" ), printed in two columns, inked notation of “Lincoln” on verso, untrimmed. Text expertly cleaned. Fine Condition. “Revolutionary politician, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Massachusetts governor… Adams was one of the first Americans to accept the designation of ‘politician.’” This official 1796 broadside of a Massachusetts resolution on the first contested presidential election—a watershed in American politics—also possesses an intriguing history. As governor Adams would provoke a quarrel over his legislators’ decision, herein, to allow “the state’s presidential electors to replace any of their number who might die or resign. Adams signed the resolution the day he received it but soon reconsidered… Saying he had approved the resolution ‘prematurely,’ he maintained that permitting the electors to fill vacancies in their own ranks ‘appears to be dangerous to the Liberties of the People, and ought not to form a precedent in a free government’… Two days later Adams returned to the issue by emphasizing that he sought to avoid establishing ‘a dangerous Precedent’… Adams was clearly attempting to force the legislators to rescind their resolution by placing them on the wrong side of a basic rights issue” (Alexander, Samuel Adams, 215-6). Although Adams failed to rescind the resolution, his insistence on the authority of the people, evidenced by his influence on the 1780 Massachusetts state constitution, affirms that “he was no less committed to the successful establishment of American republican government than he had been to that of colonial rights” (ANB). Adams retired from office in 1797 and at his death in 1803 was proclaimed as “the Father of the American Revolution” (Alexander, 221). This broadside is printed by Young and Minns, “printers to the state” and publishers of the Massachusetts Mercury, who also were the official printers of the Massachusetts Acts and Laws for each session: published the same year in Boston by Adams and Larkin, no priority established. With woodcut engraved state arms centered above the two-column printed text. The printed names of Samuel Phillips, President of the State Senate, Edward H. Robbins, Speaker of the Legislature, Samuel Adams, Governor, and John Avery, Secretary, appear at the end of the document. Ford, Broadsides, 2785. See Evans 30761. Contemporary inked notation of “Lincoln” on the verso."

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        6 Blätter zur Geschichte von Polen. (Schluss), 1796

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: verso Sammlungsstempel (Lugt Nr. 2656). Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 823 Ib/II. Provenienz: Wolfgang von Dallwitz. Grösse: 6,9 x 5,3 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Darstellung: 8,2 x 5,3 cm Platte: 20,6 x 22,1 cm Papier: 22,2 x 19,5 cm. Beschreibung: Erster Zustand ohne die Randeinfälle auf dem unzerschnittenen Bogen. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen.

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        Bill Establishing Offices for the Sale of Lands

      , 1796. 1796. (CONGRESS). A Bill Establishing Offices for the Sale of Lands in the Territory North-west of the River Ohio. [Philadelphia]: no publisher, January 26, 1796. One folio sheet, loose as issued, printed on laid paper with

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      1796. Signed. HAMILTON, Lady Emma. Autograph Letter Signed. No place: circa 1796. One page, octavo, matted and framed with an engraved portrait. Entire piece measures 14-3/4 by 12-3/4 inches. $1750.Scarce Emma Hamilton autograph letter signed, to George Macartney, first Earl Macartney, written in Naples where Emma and her husband William figured prominently in court society. Elegantly framed with an engraved portrait.Here Lady Emma writes to George Macartney, First Earl Macartney. ""Their is no opera to night my dear Lord will you come to us a little, I am not well. The King has invited you to dine tomorrow and one o'clock but come to us & I will tell you all about it. Ever yoursÂ…"" George Macartney was posted to Naples in 1796, where he met Emma and William Hamilton, who were at the center of court society. Fine condition.

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        Essai sur l'histoire de la société civile (.). Traduit de l'Anglois, par Bergier. Nouvelle édition.

      - Paris, Volland, An IV de la République (1796). 2 volumes in-12, demi-veau fauve, dos lisses ornés d’un décor "Consulat" de compartiments garnis de roulettes guillochées, filets et d'un fer à l’urne répété, pièces de titre de veau rouge et de tomaison en médaillon de veau vert, tranches citron, (1) f., xxiv, 372 p. et (1) f., iv, 416 p. Très rare remise en vente de l'édition de 1783, sous une nouvelle page de titre. Distribuée pendant les événements révolutionnaires, elle a curieusement conservé l’approbation de 1783 et le privilège du roi. "L’ouvrage paraît à Édimbourg en 1767 dans le contexte d’émulation intellectuelle des Lumières écossaises. Constituant une des premières enquêtes de grande ampleur sur la logique du social et s’appuyant sur une réflexion épistémologique spécifique à son objet, l’œuvre consacre Ferguson comme un des fondateurs de ce qui deviendra la sociologie et la philosophie sociale: le lecteur contemporain ne peut qu’être surpris par certaines analyses qui préfigurent celles de Durkheim, Tönnies ou Simmel, sans compter l’influence directe qu’elle a eue sur l’Aufklärung ainsi que sur l’idéalisme allemand, sur Hegel et sur Marx" (Patrick Vieu, 'Ferguson, Essai sur l'histoire de la société civile', Lyon, ENS, 2013). Cette édition à la date de 1796 manque à la BnF et à l’ensemble des bibliothèques françaises en ligne. Elle n'est recensée par WorldCat qu'à un unique exemplaire dans le monde: Univ. of California, Berkeley. Très bel exemplaire, dans une fraîche reliure décorative de l'époque.

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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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        Bill Establishing Offices for the Sale of Lands

      1796. (CONGRESS). A Bill Establishing Offices for the Sale of Lands in the Territory North-west of the River Ohio. [Philadelphia]: no publisher, January 26, 1796. One folio sheet, loose as issued, printed on laid paper with “DELAWARE” and spread-wing eagle with shield watermarks, folded into two leaves, printed on all four pages, uncut. $8500.Unrecorded draft of the momentous Public Land Act of 1796, the legislation that, however imperfectly, helped inaugurate America’s western expansion, “setting the rhythm of American social development for a century to come.”When the American Revolution ended, the new nation encompassed approximately 560 billion acres of land. Thousands of potential settlers eagerly looked toward the frontier—not least the recently decommissioned soldiers of the Continental Army, who had been promised tracts of land in return for their service—but America’s young government faced an undeniable tension between encouraging expansion and raising revenue. “The young Republic needed whatever revenue it could get but at the same time a considerable number of statesmen, led by Thomas Jefferson, saw the desirability of putting the land as rapidly as possible into the hands of people who would render it productive” (Banta, 275). In the Land Ordinance of 1785, Congress made its first provisions for surveying and selling lands in the public domain. Unfortunately, the Ordinance’s surveying requirements slowed the pace of settlement; furthermore, the law ultimately favored wealthy speculators over willing, but less prosperous, pioneers: “the least amount of land one could buy from the government at 640 acres for a minimum price of $1.00 an acre… The average settler did not have $640 for the minimum purchase… Another difficulty was that, with 18th-century methods, it took two full military squads of men to farm 640 acres and this new land, offered in such large parcels, could not be worked by slaves because of its location in free territory” (Banta, 275).This fine document emerges, then, from ongoing disputes in the 1790s, disputes whether policies should be directed at using public lands mainly as a source of revenue or at helping actual settlers easily obtain land” (Foner & Garraty, 877). It is an unrecorded draft of what would become the Public Land Act of 1796, and it reveals several of the changes necessary to secure the Act’s passage. In this draft, for instance, Congress provides for larger division of lands “on the north-west side of the river Ohio, in which the titles of the Indian tribes have been extinguished” (a reference to the 1795 treaty signed at Greenville, in which Confederated Indians ceded two-thirds of present Ohio and some of southeastern Indiana) into “only… tracts of three miles square.” The final version, in contrast, included a provision stipulating smaller 640-acre lots in half of the new townships; it also established acreage, not mileage, as the means for measuring plots.In the end, the 1796 Act awarded victory in the struggle between settlement and revenue to revenue. The legislation “made permanent the rectangular system of survey with townships of six miles square. Half of the townships in the newly surveyed area were to be sold in quarter-townships of 5120 acres each… The alternate townships were to be divided and sold as sections of 640 acres” (Gates, History of Public Land Law Development). It also raised the minimum price of a government acre of land to $2.00. Not until the Harrison Land Law of 1800 would individual, common settlers enjoy greater access to public land. Even so, the 1796 Act—of which this document preserves an early form—managed to “set the pattern of the American West. Ranges, townships and sections marched across the continent with the pioneer, imposing their rigid triangles on forest, plain and mountain… The Act of 1796, drafted by ordinary members of an average Congress, set the rhythm of American social development for a century to come” (Morrison & Commager, The Growth of the American Republic). Not in Evans, Bristol or Shipton & Mooney. A rare and important, contemporary glimpse of America’s initially halting attempts to chart its westward course, in fine condition.

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        Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire

      1796. First Edition . GIBBON, Edward. Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire. With Memoirs of His Life and Writings, Composed by Himself: Illustrated from His Letters, with Occasional Notes and Narrative by John Lord Sheffield. London: Printed for A. Strahan, and T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, 1796. Two volumes. Quarto, contemporary full speckled calf rebacked with original elaborately gilt-decorated spines laid down, red and green morocco spine labels, original marbled endpapers. $2000.First edition of Gibbon’s memoirs, letters, and additional works, posthumously collected and published by his closest friend, Lord Sheffield.When Gibbon died in 1794, he left his personal papers to Lord Sheffield, who carefully selected and edited them to ensure that his friend would not be unflatteringly exposed to public scrutiny. While Sheffield later published an expanded edition of Gibbon’s letters and memoirs, his concern for his friend’s privacy persisted throughout his life and he forbid, in his will, the publication of any additional papers. He writes in his preface to the Miscellaneous Works, “Few men, I believe, have ever so fully unveiled their own character, by a minute narrative of their sentiments and pursuits, as Mr. Gibbon will here be found to have done; not with study and labour-not with an affected frankness-but with a genuine confession of his little foibles and peculiarities, and a good-humoured and natural display of his own conduct and opinions.” Norton, 131. Library book labels.Occasional scattered light foxing to interiors. Expert restoration to extremities. A handsome copy in beautiful contemporary calf.

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        De l'influence des passions sur le bonheur des individus et des nations

      Lausanne, Jean Mourer, Hignou et Comp., 1796, in 8°, de 376pp. 1f. d'errata, (ici placé en tête) cart. époque papier marbré, à grandes marges avec qq. salissures sinon bon exemplaire du tirage sans la mention "1ère partie". Edition originale d'un des livres-clefs du préromantisme. Conçu alors que Mme de Staël avait rejoint en Angleterre un groupe d'émigrés parmi lesquels figuraient Jaucourt et Talleyrand, et publié lors de son retour à Coppet. Rappelons que Coppet fut le siège d'un salon littéraire de première importance où s'élaborèrent les fondements du romantisme français, et fréquenté entre autres par Benj. Constant, les frères Schlegel et Sismondi. Dans ce texte, l'auteur démontre l'impossibilité de séparer les idées des sentiments. ¶ Chénier (in tableau de la litt. française): "Il présente ... des tableaux riches et variés, le besoin et le talent d'émouvoir, des traits ingénieux, de la nouveauté dans les expressions, et surtout une extrême indépendance, soit dans la composition générale, soit dans le choix et la succession des idées, soit dans les formes du langage." - Quérard Fr. litt IX-250..

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        A Collection of Poems and Handbills published before, during and after the Contested Northampton Election of 1796. Eighteen separately published items, none of which are recorded on ESTC.

      Northampton: n.p. 1796 In approximate chronological order: 1. Bouverie For Ever!!! Slip song. 6 stanzas. 'Down, down with your placemen, whoever they are ...' 2. The British Constitution, as established at the Revolution! Slip song. 5 stanzas & chorus. 'Ye Freemen all of this good town ...' Sl. tear at head touching 'T' of The in heading. 3. Plumpers, my Boys! (To the Tune of the Vicar and Moses.) Slip song. 5 stanzas. 'Our Path is now clear, We have nothing to fear ...' 4. (BOUVERIE, Edward) To the Worthy and Independent Electors of Northampton. Handbill. 'Gentlemen, It is impossible to receive an Account ...' May 18. 5. (BOUVERIE, Edward) To the Worthy and Independent Electors of Northampton. Handbill. 'Gentlemen, The Discharge of my Public Duty...' May 21. 6. (BOUVERIE, Edward, jr) Handbill. 'Mr. E. Bouverie Returns his warmest Thanks ... he has no Doubt but that his Father will again have the Honour ...' 7. To the Free and Independent Electors of Northampton. Handbill. 'Fellow Townsmen ... You are so well acquainted ...' Signed: A true Friend to the whole Rights of every Free and Independent Elector. May 23. 8. (BOUVERIE, Edward) Mr Bouverie Returns Thanks ... Handbill. State of the Poll this Day. May 25. 9. (WALCOT, William) Mr Walcot Returns his most hearty Thanks to his worthy Friends ... Handbill. State of the Poll. May 26. 10. Friends and Neighbours. Handbill. 'A Hand Bill, signed An Old Inhabitant ...' Signed: A Townsman. May 27. 11. (WALCOT, William) Handbill. 'Mr. Walcot again repeats his hearty Acknowledgements ...' State of the Poll. May 27. 12. 'Whereas great Exertions are making to persuade those Independent Electors ...' Handbill. May 27. 13. (BOUVERIE, Edward) Handbill. 'Mr. Bouverie Has the Pleasure to acquaint his Friends ...' (State of the Poll.) May 28. 14. (WALCOT, William) Handbill. 'Mr Walcot Feels himself infinitely indebted to his Friends ...' State of the Poll. May 28. 15. (BOUVERIE, Edward) Handbill. 'Mr. Bouverie Feels himself flattered by the Success of his Election ...' State of the Poll at the Conclusion: Bouverie 512, Perceval 720, Walcot 474. 16. (BOUVERIE, Edward) 'Mr. and Mrs. Bouverie present their most respectful Compliments, and intreat the Favour of your Company, to meet them at the George, this Morning at None o'Clock precisely.' Handbill. June 16. 17 & 18. The Triumph of Bouverie! (Tune, "the Vicar and Moses".) Slip song. 'The Contest is o'er, We labour no more, The Man we revere is brought in ...' 7 stanzas. Two copies, the second with printer's corrections and amendments in ink to every stanza.Three candidates stood in the election: The Hon. Edward Bouverie, 1738-1810, of Delapre Abbey, Northants, a supporter of Fox who was MP for Northampton from 1790 until his death; The Hon. Spencer Perceval, 1762-1812, a Pitt-ite who went on to become Prime Minister - and the only British PM to be assassinated; and Mr William Walcot, representing the Corporation. Bouverie and Perceval were elected after a fiercely fought contest. The ephemeral items offered here were part of the campaign, locally printed and handed-out in the street. None of them are on ESTC. The Poll Book is ESTC T43995, but as far as we can ascertain, no ephemera or pamphlets from the 1796 Northampton Election are recorded in British collections.

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        The hundred thoughts of a young lady, . . . . | Cent pens

      - WorldCat (1 copy); cf. ESTC (3 issues of 1st edition, 1796-1798). Second London edition, "revised and corrected" of a rare bilingual courtesy and etiquette book giving 100 moral thoughts of a lady, as well as an allegorical description of a young man's journey to the land of Happiness, a sort of utopia. With the English text on the versos and the French on the facing rectos. The young man starts his journey at "Darkness'' and heads for "Happiness'' by way of "The light of Reason'', the "Ocean of Experiences'', "Idle'', "Obstinate'', "Instruction'', "Tedious'', "Cold'', "Dissipation'', "Disappointment" and "Misery''. Stain on F1, long tear along fold in map, fold of L4.5 reinforced. Otherwise in good condition. Binding rubbed and spine faded. A charming little book giving a window into morality and romance ca. 1800.

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        Introduction à l'analyse infinitésimale. Traduite du latin. avec des notes par J.B. Labey.

      Paris, Barrois, 1796. ____ Première édition en français complète. (Une traduction du premier volume seulement a été publiée en 1786). Cet ouvrage fondamental dans l'histoire des mathématiques a paru pour la première fois en latin de 1748. Reliures un peu frottées, une auréole d'humidité en coin des premiers feuillets du premier volume, mais bon exemplaire. ***** First French edition. (A translation of the the first volume only was published in 1786). The first translation into English was that by John D. Blanton, published in 1988. Printing and the Mind of Man 196 : "In his 'Introduction to Mathematical Analysis' Euler did for modern anlysis what Euclid had done for ancient geometry. It contains an exposition of algebra, trigonometry and analytical geometry, both plane and solid, a definition of logarithms as exponents, and important contributions to the theory of equations. He evolved the modern exponential treatment of logarithms, including the fact that each number has an infinity of natural logarithms. In the early chapters there appears for the first time the definition of mathematical function, one of the fundamental concepts of modern mathematics." 2 volumes in-4. Collation : (2), XIV, (2), 364 pp., un tableau dépliant / (8), 424 pp. 16 planches dépliantes. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, étiquettes rouges et vertes, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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      London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1796. iv,lxxxix,[2],109pp., plus [1]p. of advertisements. Frontis. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, gilt red morocco label. Joints expertly repaired, corners and edges worn, chipped at spine ends. Very clean internally. Very good. An important account of the Second Maroon War, which was waged on Jamaica in 1795-96 between the black Maroons and the British colonizers. The Maroons were the descendants of a band of runaway slaves, and their presence on Jamaica unnerved the slave-owning planters, who feared they might inspire other slaves to revolt. Added to long simmering tensions was the flogging of two Maroons for stealing a pig in July 1795. The punishment was inflicted by a black overseer in front of some of the slaves that Maroons had helped to recapture and return to their masters. Violence ensued that lasted for several months. In the end more than 500 Maroons were transported to Nova Scotia, and in 1800 they were sent to the newly established African colony for freed slaves, Sierra Leone. Bryan Edwards, a West Indies planter and merchant, is best known as the author of THE HISTORY, CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL, OF THE BRITISH COLONIES IN THE WEST INDIES, first published in 1793. In the long introduction to the present work Edwards gives a detailed description of the rebellion of the Maroons and background on the origins of the conflict. He was a supporter of slavery and favored regulation (but not abolition) of the slave trade. He was also quite critical of the French treatment of African slaves on Haiti, no doubt fearing the slave rebellion being fomented on French-ruled Haiti might migrate to British-controlled Jamaica. Ragatz notes that Edwards' introductory account of the Maroon rebellion is not included in the original edition of the proceedings of the governor and assembly, printed the same year in St. Jago de la Vega. Those proceedings give further information on the conflict, the names of many of the Maroon participants, and the resolution of the fighting, which was hastened by the importation of fierce hunting dogs from Haiti. The frontispiece is a nicely executed portrait of Leonard Parkinson, a captain of the Maroons, shown striding purposefully and carrying a rifle. The advertisement page at the end is for the second edition of Edwards' HISTORY..., published by Stockdale in 1794. CUNDALL 76. RAGATZ, p.198. SABIN 21893. ESTC T72528. GOLDSMITHS 16687.

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        English System of Book-Keeping, by single or double entry, in which it is impossible for an error of the most trifling amount to be passed unnoticed; calculated effectually to prevent the evils attendant on the methods so long established; and adapted to every species of trade. First american edition.

      New-York, Printed by William A. Davis for Thomas Allen, 1796. - 27, (2) 8 (2) (2) (12) (3) S., qt., neuer. Ldr., st. Feucht.sp., mehr. Bl. m. Textfehlstellen. -- (Historical Accounting Literature 148). - Der Katalog des Institute of Chartered Accountants verzeichnet - von den amerikanischen Ausgaben - erst die zweite von 1797.-- [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NEW TRAVELS INTO THE INTERIOR PARTS OF AFRICA, By Way of the Cape of Good Hope; In the Years 1783, 84 and 85. Three volume set.

      Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, Pater-Noster-Row, London 1796 - Three volume set. Lacks the fold-out map from the first volume. Contains 21 of 22 plates including all five fold-outs; lacks plate 9 from the second volume titled: Head of the giraffe. Contains an extra fold-out plate number 6 titled: Encampment at the horde of Klaas Baster. One plate trimmed slightly into the image area. Vol. I: l, [ii], 288 pages of text. Vol. II: [ii], 368 pages of text (lacking 369-383). Volume III: [ii], 488 pages. Hardcover bindings: rebound circa 1910 with black leather spines and corners, and dark green boards. Binder's name stamped at bottom of spine: Bound by Fred Mees. There is moderate shelfwear and rubbing, with volume number two on spine rubbed off, and corners of boards are cracking; all three volumes remain attractive and intact. Octavo: measures just under 8 inches (height) or 201mm. New endpapers are slightly browned with minor staining, and one with a small chip. Previous owner's stamp neatly on the title page of each volume, and bookplate neatly on the front pastedown endpaper of each volume: Henry Von Wackerbarth. Minor soiling and browning to the first few and last page of text, with minimal foxing scattered here and there. Numerous pencil notations or underlining scattered lightly throughout the text. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire abrégée des coquillages de mer, de leurs moeurs, et de leurs amours

      - De l'Imprimerie de Ph.-D. Pierres, A Versailles 1796 - AN VI, in-4 (18,5x25cm), (4) 202pp., relié. - Prima edizione illustrata da stiro Conchology 21 stampata in seppia, disegnata e incisa da Gallien, contenente più figure conchiglie. Un affascinante fascia dello stesso. Mezza pelle di pecora bionda poi. Smooth posteriore ornata con un pezzo di marocchino rosso e pizzo dorato e gioielli. Versione romantica di una conchiglia trattato per la femmina, questo trattato apre con una lettera alle donne per l'istruzione e la cultura scientifica del passato. Il libro, i cui capitoli sono funzioni delimitate in famiglie diverse shell (univalve, bivalve e multi-valvola) è un inventario delle conoscenze e della ricerca sul tema. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 21 planches de conchyliologie imprimées en sépia, dessinées et gravées par Gallien, contenant de multiples figures de coquillages. Un charmant bandeau du même. Reliure en demi chagrin brun milieu XIXème. Dos lisse orné de pièces de titre et d'auteur noires. Quelques taches d'encre, piqûres et mouillures angulaires. Version romantique d'un traité des coquillages des mers destiné à la gente féminine, ce traité s'ouvre sur une épître aux femmes, en faveur de l'éducation et de la culture scientifique de ces dernières. Le livre, dont les chapitres sont délimités en fonction des différentes familles de coquillages (univalves, bivalves et multivalves) est un état des lieux des connaissances et des recherches sur le sujet. L'auteur, le Marquis de Cubières, naturaliste et ami de Louis XVI, possédait un riche cabinet d'histoire naturelle dont les dessins sont tirés.  

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        Hermsprong or man as he is not A Novel


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        Römisches Grab in Falerii Novi, 1796

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: Unterhalb der Darstellung in der Druckplatte signiert, datiert und bezeichnet: "C. Reinhart fec Romæ 1796 | Sepolcro a Falerium città Etrusca ditrutta". Werkverzeichnis: Nagler 12, Nr. 11; Andresen I, Nr. 72; Feuchtmayr Abb. 389; Fichter Nr. 20. Serie: Mahlerisch radirte Prospecte von Italien, von Johann Christian Reinhart, Jakob Wilhelm Mechau und Albert Christoph Dies. Grösse: 33,7 x 25,8 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: 49,3 x 39,2 cm (Papier). 37,6 x 28,4 cm (Plattenmaß). Beschreibung: Der Ort entstand im 3. Jahrhundert v. Ch. Nach der Zerstörung von Falerii Veteres, dem heutigen Civita Castellana, durch die Römer. Außerhalb der Stadtmauern findet man dieses durch schmale Blendbögen gegliederte monumentale Rundgrab. Schon 1792 hatte Reinhart eine Folge von sechs Radierungen mit römischen Grabmälern im Verlag von Friedrich Frauenholz in Nürnberg herausgebracht. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A vindication of the rights of woman:

      8vo., xix + (1) + 452pp., recently bound in 18th century style half calf gilt by Trevor Lloyd of Ludlow. A fine copy.Publisher: London: J. Johnson.Year: 1796Edition:

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        Letters written in France, to a friend in London, between the month of November 1794, and the month of May 1795.

      8vo., iv + 224pp., front free endpaper creased, some foxing at foot of title, occasional old marginal emphasis marks, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, flat spine gilt and labelled. A very good copy.Publisher: London: J. Johnson,Year: 1796Edition: First edition.

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        Die obere Kaskade in Tivoli, 1796

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: Unterhalb der Darstellung in der Druckplatte signiert, datiert und bezeichnet: "A. C. Dies incise Roma 1796 | Cascatella Superiore a Tivoli". Werkverzeichnis: Andresen III, Nr. 28; Fichter Nr. 69. Serie: Mahlerisch radirte Prospecte von Italien, von Johann Christian Reinhart, Jakob Wilhelm Mechau und Albert Christoph Dies. Grösse: 24,5 x 35 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: 38,3 x 48 cm (Papier). 28,1 x 37,4 cm (Plattenmaß). Beschreibung: Blick auf die obere Fallstufe der Großen Kaskade unterhalb Tivolis. Das Motiv tritt in der bildenden Kunst schon im 17. Jahrhundert (u. a. bei Gaspard Dughet) auf, meist in einer panoramaartig weiten Landschaft. Bei Dies, Mechau und Reinhart fällt eine Neigung zum Ausschnitt auf. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Journal om Brand og Wandvæsenets Sager : Tilligemed Inden og Udenrigske Stæders Historiske Efter-retninger om Ildebrande, Ildsluknings og Rædnings Midler, samt Tanker til Nöyere Eftertanke, om Huus og Nærings-Standens, item Alimentations Væsenets Almennyttigste Indretninger, Grundede paa Tidshistoriens Arböger. 1ste Deel.

      Kiöbenhavn. 1796. 8vo. Samtidig lyserødt kartonasjebind med tittelfelt i grønt skinn. Ytre denteller. (2), XXVII, (1), 255, (3) s. Med et håndkolorert prospekt etter A. Flint. "Prospectet skal forestille 2de Gders Hiørnegaarde, beliggende i Nærheden af Canalerne (Stormgaden, Friderichsholms Canal, Boldhuusgaden o. s. v.), hvor en uheldigvis opkommen Ildsvaade i Stormveir kunde tillige have antændt den anden Side af Gaden, og hvorved Brandvæsenets hele Magt, Pram-Sprøiternes iberegnet, nødvendigen da maatte sættes succesive i Execution, etc. etc.".

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        Spiele zur Uebung und Erholung des Korpers und Geistes, fur die Jugend, ihre Erzieher und alle Freunde unschuldiger Jugendfreuden. [Baseball].

      Schnepfenthal, Germany: Buchhandlung der Erziehungsanstalt, 1796. xvi, 492 pages of text followed by [iv] pages of index. Original paper-covered boards (hardcover) with handwritten spine label. The boards are heavily rubbed, with some loss at the extremities but remaining intact; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Illustrated with an engraved allegorical frontispiece and four fold-out plates following the text. Some of the plates are slightly mis-folded or are lightly creased. There is a tiny stain in the margin of the title page and frontispiece. About 150 pages of text have a tiny stain in the top margin; eight pages have a crease at the top corner; page 283 has a small hole which partially affects two letters of text. A few other pages with minor soiling and/or foxing, but remaining attractive and sound. At the Schnepfenthal Institution (Salzmannschule Schnepfenthal), physical education was introduced by one of the teachers (the author) who is considered the founder of modern physical education and gymnastics. On page 78 "Ball mit Freystaten (oder des englische Base-ball)" or baseball is discussed, and continues for several pages. Previous owner's names neatly on the front endpapers. The text is unmarked. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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      DE L'IMPRIMERIE DE DIDOT JEUNE / CHEZ DETERVILLE 1796 - R300122240: XX + 427 pages + 436 pages + 401 pages + 488 pages - 6 gravures en noir et blanc hors texte dont une en frontispice dans le tome 1 (collationnées) - 5 gravures en noir et blanc hors texte dans le tome 2 (collationnées)- 2 gravures en noir et blanc hors texte dans le tome 3 (collationnées) - tranches vertes - plats jaspés - titre et ornements dorés sur le dos - 4 photos disponibles. Jean Racine est né le 22 décembre 1639 et mort à Paris le 21 avril 1699 est un dramaturge et poète français, considéré comme l'un des plus grands auteurs de tragédies de la période classique en France. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 840.05-XVIII ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Jérusalem délivrée, en vers françois

      1796. A Paris, de l'imprimerie de P. Didot l'aîné, 1796. 2 volumes grand in/4 reliure demi-basane verte, dos à nerfs à caissons dorés, plats en simili maroquin long grain avec roulette dorée, volume 1 : xxiij de préliminaire, 274 p., 20 planches - volume 2 : 278 p., 20 planches. Planches de Cochin gravées par St Aubin. Tome 1 : Tome 2 : 31 feuillets restaurés (galeries d'insectes), 7 et 9 feuillets tachés dans l'angle inférieur droit, auréole sur les 10 derniers feuillets. Baour publie d'abord des satires, puis des traductions (1795) en vers de la Jérusalem délivrée et des poésies d'Ossian. Il fait représenter avec succès la tragédie d' Omasis ou Joseph en Égypte et donne des opéras : Jérusalem délivrée, Aminte, Alexandre à Babylone. Il s'exerce dans tous les genres littéraires, même dans l'Épopée (l'Atlantide, 1812). En 1819, il refond sa traduction du Tasse qui est restée son

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        \"Chaussee von München über Freising nach Landshuth\" und \"von München nach Landshut, Deggendorf, Regen und Zwiesel\" (3x).

       4 altkol. Kupferstiche aus Riedl, 1796, je ca. 22 x 14,5 cm. Die vier Straßenkarten zeigen u.a. Garching, Moosburg, Deggendorf, Rinchnach, Wörth, Dingolfing, Plattling, Pförring. 31 und 4 Seiten Text. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Landkarten, Niederbayern

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        Rambles Farther: A Continuation of Rural Walks: in Dialogue. Intended for the use of Young Persons.

      Volume I: v, [iii], [1], 2-156pp. Volume II: [iv], [1], 2-152, [3 ad's]pp. Original paper-covered boards, later labels to spines. 12mo. First edition. Both volumes a little tired with some spotting and marking; small rub on title-page of volume II; edges and extremities rubbed and worn; else a very good set.Osborne 305.

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        El Museo Pictorico, y Escala Óptica. Práctica de la pintura, en que se trata del modo de pintar á el olio, temple, y fresco, con la resolucion de todas las dudas que en su manipulacion. Por Don Antonio Palomino de Castro y Velasco. Tomo segundo [-tercero]

      En Madrid: en la Imprenta de Sancha. Se hallará en su Libreria en la calle del Lobo, MDCCXCVII [t.2], MDCCXCVI [t.3] 1796 - [i.e. 1797-1796].- // [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo B. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type B. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type B.].- //.- // 2 [de 3] tomos en 1 vol., Fol., (302x200mm).- Vol. II [tomos 2 y 3, paginación y signaturas correlativas]: [2], VIII, 755, [1] p. ; sign.: [ ]2, a4, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Zzz4, Aaaa-Zzzz4, Aaaaa-Bbbbb4, Ccccc2; frontispicio calcográfico alegórico, 'Reg. pict. Antonius Palomino inv. et delin, an 1723. Joan. Palom. Sculpsit Matti.'; 13 grabados desplegables con estudios del cuerpo humano y de edificios, firmados 'Js. ã Palomº sculp.'; notas a pie de página y apostillas marginales. Tomo 3 con portada propia: 'El parnaso español pintoresco laureado. Con las vidas de los pintores y estatutarios eminentes.'.- // Encuadernación de época en plena piel; lomo liso con filetes dorados y tejuelo perdido (aunque su huella se asemeja a un grabado en seco); planos con orla de doble filete gofrada; cantos dorados a rueda; cortes marmoreados simulando papel de aguas idéntico al de las guardas; conserva registro en seda celeste; grandes márgenes. Leves roces y manchas antiguas en los planos; frontispicio, portada y primera hoja del texto algo desprendidas; recorte en el margen inferior de la portada, sin afectar; cuerpo límpio, sin anotaciones ni subrayados.- // Proc.: Sin datos.- // Refs.: Aguilar Piñal, s.XVIII, 6, 1864.- // Contiene : T. 2: Práctica de la pintura en que se trata del modo de pintar, á el olio, temple, y fresco, con la resolución de todas las dudas que en su manipulación pueden ocurrir. Y de la perspectiva comun la de techos, angulos, teatros, y monumentos de perspectiva, y otras cosas muy especiales, con la dirección y documentos para las ideas ó asuntos de las obras de que se ponen algunos exemplares [344 p.].- T. 3: El Parnaso Español Pintoresco Laureado. Con las vidas de los pintores y estatuarios eminentes españoles. Que con sus heroycas obras han ilustrado la Nacion: Y de aquellos extranjeros ilustres que han concurrido en estas provincias, y las han enriquecido con sus eminentes obras; graduados segun la serie del tiempo en que cada uno florecií: para eternizar la memoria que tan justamente se vincularon en la posteridad tan sublimes y remontados espíritus [pág. 345-755]. Libros [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Miscellaneous works of Edward Gibbon, with memoirs of his life and writings, composed by himself: illustrated from his letters, with occasional notes and narrative, by John Lord Sheffield. In two volumes.

      London: Strahan, Cadell, Davies, 1796. English literature; biography; first edition; 2 volumes; 27.8cm; modern 3/4 maroon leather binding by Corey; volume 1 frontispiece silhouette portrait of author, English historian; volume 1 errata leaf facing page 1; volume 2 errata leaf after index; supplementary volume 3 published in 1815 not present; owner marks.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Quarto (4to).

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        Arsenal de Chirurgie, ou recueil des instruments et des manières d'opérer adoptées par les modernes. Gravés pour le Cours de Chirurgie.

      - A Paris, Chez Théophile Barrois le jeune, Libraire, An IV (1796), 4°, (IV), 100, davon 99 nummerierte Kupferstichtafeln; zarter, kaum sichtbarer Wasserrand im unteren Rand, Ledereinband der Zeit; Rückschild erneuert, feines Exemplar. Extremely rare first separate edition, with a print run of only 25 printed on vellum paper according to the imprint on the half-title "Il n'y eu que vingt-cinq Exemplaires de cet Ouvrage, tirés sur papier vélin". This fine surgical atlas by Benjamin Bell (1749-1806) was originally published as part of his noted 'System of Surgery' (1783-1788). - - No copy found on PCLC or KVK [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Repertoire des Elèves de Harpe ou Méthode Contenant des Morceaux d'un doigté facile, propres à former la main et vaincre par dégré de grandes difficultés... Prix 9 fr. Propriété de l'Editeur par Décret de la Convention Nattionale le 19 Juillet 1793

      Paris: Chez Louis, [1796]. 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-25 + [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Title within fine illustrated border by J. Le Roy featuring musical instruments (including the harp), music, and architectural and floral elements. Overpaste of the Parisian music dealer "Duhan & Cie." With publisher's signature to title. Minor foxing and browning; light to moderate staining to lower outer portion of each leaf. Very rare. Not in Lesure or Lescat. RISM PP1635a (one copy only, at the Martin-Luther-Universitãt, Halle). WorldCat (with incorrect imprint and without location). Not in COPAC or Karlsruhr. "In 1765 [Petrini] became harpist and chamber musician at the court of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, where he also studied composition. In 1769 he went to Paris, and in 1770 gave his début at the Concert Spirituel and published his op.1." Alice Lawson Aber-Count in Grove Music Online. Bound with: Cousineau, Jacques-Georges 1760-1836 Méthode de Harpe Suivie d'un Receuil de Petits Airs de differens Auteurs, et d'une instruction touchant le Méchanique des Harpes Anciennes et Nouvelles... Oeuvre IV. Prix [9 livre]. Paris: Chez Cousineau Pere et Fils [PN 107], [1784]. 1f. (title), [1] (simple free-hand engraving of the harp), 2-48 pp. Engraved. Title within decorative border featuring musical instruments including the harp. With publisher's signature to foot of title and early manuscript annotation to upper margin. Page 10 with a diagram of pedal positions. Title washed; minor staining to lower outer corners of many leaves; occasional paper repairs at plate edges. First Edition. Rare. RISM BVI p. 241 (4 copies only). Lescat: Méthodes Traités Musicaux en France 1660-1800, 477a. Bound with: Dalvimare, Pierre 1772-1839 Un Jeune Troubadour Romance Avec accompagnement De Piano ou Harpe... Prix 1 [livre] 50 c. Paris: Au Bureau de l'Agence Dramatique... Et chez les Marchands de Musique [PN 47], [ca. 1800-1820]. [1] (title), 2-3 pp. Engraved. With the signature of the composer (most likely autograph) to title. Dalvimare was harp tutor to Napoleon's wife, the Empress Josephine. Bound with: Various short contemporary pieces featuring the harp by composers and arrangers including Baneux, Berton, Blattman, Cardon, Deleplanque, Desargus, Gros, Krumpholtz, and Naderman, including several pieces from the series "Feuilles de Terpsichore ou Nouvelle Etudes de Harp" published in Paris by Chez Cousineau Pere et Fils, [1779-ca. 1790]. Folio. Contemporary quarter green vellum with marbled baords, rectangular paper label with manuscript titling to upper. Binding worn and rubbed, particularly at edges; spine chipped; manuscript titling faded.

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        De l’économie politique et morale de l’espèce humaine. Volume I – volume II

      Londres, de l'Imprimerie de Cooper & Graham 1796 - Two volumes in 4to; pp. (XVI), 258; pp. (IV), 333, (3); contemporary red interim wrappers with restorations, gilt spines with new period-style gilt lettering-pieces, untrimmed and soiled edges, half titles with repaired corner, first and last leaves browned or soiled, wide margins, occasional age-toning or browning in places. Rare first edition. J. Herrenschwand (1728-1811) was a late physiocrat but he was not orthodox. Schumpeter described him as an able economist. Blanqui notes “il forme la transition entre l’école de Quesnay et celle d’Adam Smith”. This work is divided in 3 parts. In the first part Herrenschwand attempts to define man’s true purpose or vraie destination, as he puts it, in the universe. In the second he describes the system of government and political economy which will help him fulfill his purpose, and the third part deals with the morality and system of education needed to help man find his destination. Menger c. 592, INED 2264bis, Kress B 3197, Einaudi 2888, Goldsmiths 16540 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon Esquire


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        Letters written during a short residence in Sweden Norway and Denmark


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        A CURIOUS HIEROGLYPHICK BIBLE; or, Select Passages in the Old and New Testaments, represented with emblematical figures, for the amusement of youth: designed chiefly to familiarize tender Age, in a pleasing and diverting Manner, with early Ideas of the Holy Scriptures. To which are subjoined, a short Account of the Lives of the Evangelists, and other Pieces, illustrated with Cuts. The Thirteenth Edition.

      Wood-engraved frontispiece, [6], 136 pages. Illustrated throughout with wood-engravings. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. 12mo. Spine re-backed; couple of small blank corners missing; else a very good copy.

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        Elemens de chymie.

      Paris, Deterville, 1796. ____ Troisième édition, revue et augmentée de faits nouveaux et en particulier des informations sur le nitrate de potassium, la fabrication du savon et le tannage du cuir. "Chaptal's popular elementary textbook on chemistry in which he develops the general principles, pointing out their consequences and their applications. He adopts Lavoisier's oxygen theory which he found of great benefit in both theorical and practical chemistry. In this work he proposes that the name azote be changer to nitrogene. This is the somewhat revised and expanded third edition. New facts and applications of chemistry are added, especially information on potassium nitrate, the making of soap and the tanning of leather." Cole 256. Très bel exemplaire, très bien relié. *****. 3 volumes in-8. [197 X 122 mm] Collation : (2), XIV, (II), XV à XCII, 361 pp. / (4), 448 pp. / (4), 495, 16 pp. Basane racinée, dos très orné avec un fleuron d'urne, étiquette de titre rouge et de tomaison verte, tranches jaunes mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Narrative of a Five Years Expedition against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam


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        Jacques le Fataliste et son maître

      First, posthumous, edition on Hollande paper. An entirely uncut copy with exceptional margins (130 x 210 mm). Later (probably 19th century) caramel paper boards, spines with double gilt fillets and title and volume labels of red and black morocco. Headpieces very slightly rubbed and a few occasional wormholes, but otherwise a very good copy.  The introductory text, To the Memory of Diderot, is by Jakob-Heinrich Meister, a friend of Necker and Frédéric Melchior Grimm's heir to the literary correspondence. The novel, in development from 1765 on, appeared in parts in this review from 1778 to 1780. The published version was nonetheless not definitive, since Diderot did not stop adding to it until his death and the work that was in 1771 125 pages long was 200 by 1778, 208 in 1780, and 287 in 1783. Nonetheless, the work, well before its French publication, was already known in Germany thanks to Schiller's translation (which appeared in 1787 in his review, Thalia). Following this version, Doray de Longrais produced a French version of the same story. In 1792, Germany gained access to the full version thanks to a new translation by Mylius. Finally, it was in 1796 that the original text was published in France from a copy most likely furnished by Grimm or Goethe.A superb, well-margined copy.  Chez Buisson à Paris An Cinquième de la République [1796] in-8 (130x210mm) (2f.) xxij ; 23-286pp. et (2f.) 320pp. 2 volumes reliés

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