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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.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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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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        TROBES DE MOSEN JAUME FEBRER, CABALLER, EN QUE TRACTA DELS LLINATGES DE LA CONQUISTA DE LA CIUTAT DE VALENCIA E SON REGNE DEDICADES AL SERENISIM PRINCEP PERE FIILL E SUCCESOR DEL REY DON JAUME EL CONQUISTADOR.

      - 1796 Imprenta del Diari, Valencia Volum de 14 làmines. Pàgines 57-59, 291-293, estripades. FALTA UNA FULLA DEL ÍNDEX. XXIV + 294 pg. 22x15 cm. Enq. en pergamí época. MOLT FATIGAT. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web.

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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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        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.

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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.

      T. Collier, Litchfield 1796 - 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. 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hampshire or The county of Southampton including the Isle of Wight

      [London] : Published by W. Faden . Charing Cross. 1796 - 1 map : mounted on linen ; 58 x 59 cm Scale [ca. 1:160,000]. Etched and engraved. Issued mounted on linen, folded and hand-coloured, in a slip case with an engraved cover-label reading "County of Hants. Published by W. Faden . 1796 (in pen)." scuffing to edges of slip case.

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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].

      Buchhandlung der Erziehungsanstalt, Schnepfenthal, Germany 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. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Teilansicht, Wilhelmplatz ( heute "Platz der Einheit", links das alte Postamt, "Die Nauensche Br

      - altkol. Umri

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        THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE GOVERNOR AND ASSEMBLY OF JAMAICA, IN REGARD TO THE MAROON NEGROES....TO WHICH IS PREFIXED, AN INTRODUCTORY ACCOUNT, CONTAINING OBSERVATIONS ON THE DISPOSITION, CHARACTER, MANNERS, AND HABITS OF LIFE, OF THE MAROONS, AND A DETAIL OF THE ORIGIN, PROGRESS, AND TERMINATION OF THE LATE WAR BETWEEN THOSE PEOPLE AND THE WHITE INHABITANTS

      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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