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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte. Der Insecten erster (-dritter) Theil.

      Augsburg, Mart(in) Engelbrecht), -98 1796 - 3 Bde. 8°. XLVIII, 376 S.; 424 S.; (2) Bl., 418 S., (11) Bl. Index. Mit drei gest. Titeln und 46, 52 und 52 num. gest. Tafeln, altkoloriert, plus 1 gest. Instructionstafeln in Bd. I, nicht kol. HLdr. d. Zt. mit 2 Rückenschildchen. Nissen 4408. - Selbständige dreibändige Abteilung über Insekten. Dabei handelt es sich um Teile 6-8 des umfangreichen Werkes zur Naturgeschichte in 27 Bänden von Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm (1758-1811) aus Augsburg, dem Bruder von Paul Martin Wilhelm, der später Inhaber der Engelbrechtschen Kunsthandlung war (cf. Nissen). Die figürlichen Titel, nicht koloriert, sind von Leizelt nach Th. Weber gestochen, die sehr attraktiven koloriertenTafeln sind nicht signiert. - Einbände etwas berieben, auf einer Tafel Farbe etwas ausgelaufen, insgesamt schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        THE HISTORY OF LITTLE GOODY TWO-SHOES; otherwise called Mrs Margery Two-Shoes. With the Means by which she acquired her Learning and Wisdom, and in Consequence thereof, her Estate. Set forth at large for the benefit of those Who, from a state of rags and care, And having shoes but half a pair, Their fortune and their fame would fix, And gallop in a coach and six. See the original Manuscript in the Vatican at Rome, and the Cuts by Michael Angelo; illustrated with the Comments of our great modern Critics. Price sixpence.

      [1-5] 6 -128 pages. Wood-engraved frontispiece and 32 woodcuts in the text. Bound in early 19th century dark green morocco gilt; marbled endpapers; silk marker. All edges gilt. Binding: 10.8 x 6.7 cm. Contained in a modern morocco-backed folding box. Binding little rubbed and worn and beginning to crack at upper joint; internally excellent. Rare.

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        LANDSHUT. - Karte., "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. BAYERN, Landkarten, Niederbayern

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

      De l'Imprimerie de Ph.-D. Pierres. First Edition Illustrated boards Conchology 21 printed in sepia, drawn and engraved by Gallien, containing multiple figures shells. A charming band of the same. Half sheepskin blonde then. Smooth back adorned with a piece of red morocco and gilded lace and jewels. Romantic version of a sea shell treated for the female, this treaty opens with a letter to women for education and scientific culture of the past. The book, whose chapters are bounded functions in different families shell (univalve, bivalve and multi-valve) is an inventory of knowledge and research on the subject. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! De l'Imprimerie de Ph.-D. Pierres A Versailles 1796 - AN VI in-4 (18,5x25cm) (4) 202pp. relié

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        Aphroditographische Fragmente, zur genauern Kenntniss des Planeten Venus; sammt beygefügter Beschreibung des Lilienthalischen 27 füssigen Telescops, mit practischen Bemerkungen und Beobachtungen über die Grösse der Schöpfung

      Helmstedt: C. G. Fleckeisen, 1796. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. First Edition, Half leather, gilt spine rubbed, top spine chipped and frayed, edges bumped, page edges stained green, erased stamp and repairs to title page, ink inscription in old hand to first blank. 4to (263x212 mm); xvi, [1]-198 pp., 8 fold. plates; [3], 202-250, [2] pp. 2 fold. plates. Minor foxing to plates.Poggendorf II, 846 First Edition, exeedingly rare, no copy sold at auction in the past 40 years. 1796 veröffentlichte Schroeter ein Werk über die Venus, die Aphroditographischen Fragmente. Er hatte festgestellt, dass zwischen der geometrisch berechneten Phase der Venus und der tatsächlich beobachteten Phase systematische Unterschiede bestehen. Zunächst meinte Schroeter, dass diese Unregelmässigkeiten, wie beim Erdmond, auf Oberflächendetails, z. B. Gebirgszüge, zurückgehen. In einer 1803 veröffentlichten Arbeit über die Venusphase zum Zeitpunkt der Dichotomie (Halbvenus) folgerte er dann allerdings korrekt, dass es sich um Dämmerungseffekte in der Venusatmosphäre handelt. Daher wird diese Erscheinung heute allgemein nach der von Patrick Moore eingeführten Bezeichnung "Schroeter-Effekt" genannt. Der Effekt kann bereits mit kleinen Teleskop leicht als "Venushörner" beobachtet werden. Very Good.

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        Observations on the State of the Glocester Infirmary . . . Offered to the Consideration of the Special General Court Held on the 22d of November, 1796 [with] [Report of the Court in Response in August 1797 and a List of Contributions and Contributors]

      Printed [by] the President and Governors Present [and] N.p.. A rare example of the pioneering work of Paul, "typify[ing] the eighteenth-century justice at his best", complementing his efforts at prison and lunacy reform as inspired by the works of Blackstone, John Howard, and Cesare Beccaria. Original printed self wraps, reinforced, 64 11 12 pages, with the half-title; two copies of the first, one of the second, in ESTC in this country. Printed [by] the President and Governors Present [and] N.p., Gloucester?, 1796 & 97.

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        A Voyage to New South Wales; with a Description of the Country; The Manners, Customs, Religion, &c. of the Natives, in the Vicinity of Botany Bay. By George Barrington, now Superintendent of the Convicts at Paramatta [sic].

      Philadelphia: Printed by Thomas Dobson, 1796. Duodecimo, with 2-pp. publisher's advertisements;, with the half-title, in original American mottled sheep, unlettered spine ruled in gilt; front hinge starting, head of spine restored. Only the second work on Australia to be published in America. This first American edition of Barrington's Voyage, in appealing and characteristic contemporary condition, is very rare; two copies are recorded at the State Library of New South Wales (Mitchell and Dixson), while the National Library has Ferguson's copy and a fourth is to be found at Monash University.It is ironic that an essentially fraudulent work should prove to be a fundamental source for eighteenth-century American knowledge of the new settlement at Port Jackson. Eighteenth-century American voyage publications are generally acknowledged as rare: this is particularly interesting as one of only two accounts of New South Wales printed in the United States by 1800. The Philadelphia Barrington was preceded only by the exceptionally rare 1789 New York edition of Tench, of which only two copies are known, at the Mitchell and the National Library. The text embrowned and some scattered staining but a very good unsophisticated copy.

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        Lieder geselliger Freunde

      Erste Auflage. Gerhard Fleischer, Lpz., 1796. XVI/119 Seiten mit 50 gefalteten, lithographischen Tafeln sowie einem lithographischen Frontispiz nach von Schnorr, Halbleder der Zeit (etwas berieben und bestossen/gering stockfleckig/einige wenige Tafeln mit Knitterspuren)

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        Révolutions de l'Inde pendant le dix-huitième siècle; ou mémoires de Typoo-Zaeb, sultan du Maissour

      Chez George Bridel. First edition, rare.Pleine Sheepskin marbled time. Back smooth decorated. Pieces of red morocco title and volume numbers in black morocco. Caps head threadbare. Parts very rubbed titles with gaps. Some corners bumped. A wetting at the right margin at the corner on the first ten pages of the first tome.Histoire, geography and customs of Hindustan, ie the Mogul empire stretching from the Himalayas in the north to the peninsula of Malabar and Coromandel on the south by the Sultan of one of the provinces of this nation. Fantin-Desodoards assured, initially accompanied by Mirabeau, translation and formatting for editing. The book contains a lot of valuable information, it is cut into thin varied chapters, including the Dutch counters, Portuguese, and jeopardizes the English in Hindustan. These memories should have appeared in 1784, as they were led by a delegation in order to inform the French about the situation of this country, but the Revolution and events in France delayed the publication. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez George Bridel à Paris 1796 in-8 (12,5x20cm) xvj, 382pp. et (4) 358pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        Viaggi dalla china alla costa nord ovest d'America fatti negli anni 1788 dal Capitano G. Meares. Secunda Edizione Italiana corretta ed accresciuta, coll'aggiunta di uno estratto de' Viaggi di Milord Mackartney.

      Napoli (Naples): Presso Giuseppe Policarpo Merande. Luigi Coltellini, 1796. 4 volumes. [2]+3+[1 blank]+261 pages with frontispiece, four plates and index; [2]+238 pages with three plates (one folding), two maps and index; [2]+220 pages with large foldout map of the pacific and North West Coast of America, one folding plate, geographical vocabulary and index; [2]+252 pages with four maps, two folding plates, maritime vocabulary and index. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/4") bound in contemporary quarter black leather with gilt lettering and decoration to spine over marbled boards. (Howes M 471) Second Italian edition.John Meares was a navigator, explorer, and maritime fur trader.Meares undertook his first voyage to the northwest coast of North America in 1786, sailing from Calcutta (India) in charge of two trading ships, the Nootka, under his own command, and the Sea Otter, under William Tipping. Meares may have been the principal owner of the Bengal Fur Company, the firm that organized the expedition; he was certainly its guiding spirit. He traded in Alaskan waters and wintered in Prince William Sound, where 23 of his crew died of scurvy. In May 1787 captains Nathaniel Portlock and George Dixon found him there, his ships trapped in the ice. Though captured, in effect, by Portlock and Dixon, Meares was released on bond with the understanding that he would sail directly for Macao and not return to the northwest coast. In January 1788 Meares again sailed for the northwest coast, reaching Nootka Sound in May in the Feliz Aventureira, accompanied by the Efigenia Nubianaunder the command of William Douglas. Meares sailed under the Portuguese flag, a device that allowed him to trade freely at Macao (a Portuguese possession) and pay lower customs duties at Canton. At Canton during the winter of 1788–89 Meares and his associates formed a partnership with the King George's Sound Company, calling the new concern the Associated Merchants Trading to the Northwest Coast of America. To represent the new firm Meares sent James Colnett, with the Argonaut and the Princess Royal, to join the Efigenia and the North West America in trade on the coast. Early in 1789 a force of Spaniards under Esteban José Martínez was sent to establish a post at Nootka Sound in order to protect Spanish claims to the area. Between mid May and mid July Martinez seized all four Associated Merchants' vessels, contending that foreign ships were violating Spanish rights of trade and navigation on the coast and in adjacent seas. When news of the seizures reached Meares in China he sailed to England where, on 30 April 1790, he submitted his Memorial on the capture of British vessels at Nootka to the Home secretary, William Wyndham Grenville. In his statement Meares exaggerated the permanence of the British settlement in the sound and the losses sustained by the Associated Merchants. But anti-Spanish sentiment ran high, and the British cabinet at the height of the Nootka crisis announced the outfitting of a large fleet. Under this coercion Spain agreed to the terms eventually announced in the Nootka Convention of 28 Oct. 1790 (revised in 1793 and 1794), whereby British rights to the trade at Nootka and to navigation in the Pacific were acknowledged. Widespread interest in the maritime fur trade and the northwest coast led Meares to bring forth in 1790 his pretentious Voyages made in the years 1788 and 1789, from China to the north west coast, which magnified the author's accomplishments in discovery and trade at the expense of others, including Dixon, who had aided Meares at Prince William Sound in 1787.Condition:Moderate rubbing and extremity wear, corners bumped. Edges speckled. Light scattered foxing, heavier on preliminary and terminal sheets. Volume I has small tear on lower corner of pages 31-32, damp-staining on pages 157-168. Volume III has damp-staining on lower margins on pages 197-220. A very good set.

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        Near Currah, On the River Ganges.

      Near Currah, On the River Ganges. Original framed aquatint with hand-colouring by Thomas Daniell, plate number 21 from Oriental Scenery, published as the Act directs by Robert Bowyer, at the Historic Gallery, Pall Mall, London, November, 1796. 475 x 615 mm.

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        Camilla: or, A picture of youth. By the author of Evelina and Cecilia. 5 vols.

      Printed for T. Payne. 1796 xlviii, 390, [1, ad. & colophon], [1, blank]; [4], 432; [4], 468; [4], 432; [4], 556 pp. 12mo. Some sl. occasional foxing & light browning, clean tears to B7, G9 Vol. I, marginal repair to verso of D3, tear to one letter of catchword to H1 & to blank lower corner of final leaf Vol. II. Clean tear to H8 Vol. III, & with sl. loss of text to I5, with loss not affecting text to Q6. Sl. marginal tears to B9 & 10 Vol. IV, and not affecting text to H12 & K2. Tear without loss to D10, X10 & Y10 Vol. V. Expertly rebound in quarter sprinkled calf, double gilt ruled bands, red morocco labels, marbled boards, vellum tips, fresh contemporary endpapers & pastedowns. Generally a v.g. clean set.ESTC T144705. First edition. The appearance of Jane Austen's name among the list of subscribers marks the beginning of her literary career, and is thought to be the first time her name appears in print; it may be the only time, as her own novels were all published anonymously. Tradition has it that Jane Austen was dependent on her father for the guinea fee, but news of the subscription probably came through her maternal relations. The vicar at Great Bookham, where Burney completed the novel, was the Revd Samuel Cooke, Jane Austen's godfather, whose wife Cassandra, née Leigh, was a cousin of Jane Austen's mother, also born Cassandra Leigh. (P. Garside, Subscribing Fiction in Britain, 1780-1829

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        Ueber das Organ der Seele.

      Königsberg: Friedrich Nicolovius, 1796. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to (247 x 210 mm). [8] 86 [2] pp. Signatures: ?4 A-K4 L2 ?2, 48 leaves. Errata on final leaf ?2r. 3 engraved plates, the first signed 'Koeck delineavit, Soemmering direxit, Lud. Schmidt scups' (the other two with the engraver's signature only), numbered Tab I, Tab I (an outline of the previous plate) and Tab II. 20th century quarter calf over marbled boards, spine titled in gilt (little rubbed, corners bumped). Text only little browned, title-page a bit soiled, browned and spotted; light dampstains to lower corner of first and final leaves and plates, foxing to final plate and final leaf. Provenance: Walter Pagel library (ownership label to front pastedown), autograph letter from Walther Riese to Walter Pagel and xerox copy of article by Riese about this work loosely inserted*. ----Norman 1973; NLM/Blake, p. 424; Choulant-Frank p. 306; Warda, Kant, 159. FIRST EDITION. Soemmerring held to the ancient notion that the cerebral cavities were the seat of the soul. His investigation in support of this hypothesis advanced our knowledge of the anatomy of the brain and provoked important philosophical discussion. "The effect of Soemmerring's publication was sensational. But it also provoked much criticsm. It was openly rejected by others. What the profession had to say was of minor importance when compared with the comments made by two of Soemmerring's greatest contemporaries: Goethe and Kant. The work was dedicated to Kant" (Riese, p.314). Soemmerring corresponded with Kant before the publication of the book and invited him to write a response to his work. Kant's 'Bemerkungen zu Soemmerring's Ueber das Organ der Seele' were appended to a letter to Soemmering, 10 August 1795, and first printed here on pp. 81-86. Tab I is "the first correct picture of the mesial aspect of the cerebral hemispheres, a sagittal section, showing the ventricular system and its walls" (Riese, p. 312). According to Choulant it was still the best available in 1852, though Riese says that it falls far short of modern illustrations. Tab II "represents the fourth ventricle of the brain opened from above and from behind" (Choulant). The plates were drawn by Christian Koeck (1759-1825), trained by Soemmering as a scientific draughtsman. Tab I is followed by an outline plate, also labeled as Tab I; Tab II has the shaded and outline images one above the other. The outlines are keyed to the printed captions on the last leaf of letterpress. *Laid in is a long autograph letter from Walther Riese to Pagel ('Mein Lieber Walter (ohne H.) Pagel...') dated 10 March 1966 and referring to Riese's article on the book (present as a xeroxcopy). Walther Riese, The 150 th anniversary of S. T. Soemmerring's Organ of the Soul. The reaction of his contemporaries and its significance today, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 20 (1946) pp. 310-321. (R. Gaskell, Books from the Library of Walter Pagel, Pt. II, 173). Very Good.

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        The Gamester... The Story of Poor Tricket the Gamester...

      London and Bath: J. Marshall, R. White, S. Hazard, 1796. Octavo chapbook, 16 pp., with a woodcut on the title; stitched as issued. A rare transportation chapbook in particularly good condition. This moral tale shows how a life of gambling and dissipation ends in transportation: 'The fear of death at first made even Botany Bay appear a deliverance, but when he was to depart thither, bitter indeed, was the affliction of his faithful wife... 'One of the so-called "Cheap Repository" of moral tales, a series begun by Hannah More in March 1795. More contributed some fifty tales in all, but many others were written by friends and colleagues from her circle. Although some titles had overtly political overtones, most were simpler morality tales, encouraging sobriety and piety. As Susan Pedersen has pointed out, the tales were issued to combat the more lurid fare traditionally sold by hawkers. In The Gamester, 'Gambling leads to poverty, family tragedy, crime and death, and the author of "The story of Poor Tricket, The Gamester" moralizes, "Let every reader lay to heart the dreadful consequences of gambling; for, by first bringing a man to want, it will harden his heart even against his most beloved wife and children... ' (Susan Pedersen, 'Hannah More Meets Simple Simon: Tracts, Chapbooks, and Popular Culture in Late Eighteenth-Century England,' The Journal of British Studies, January, 1986).This particular tale is unusual in having the protagonist transported: most ne'er-do-wells in the Moral Repository universe end in prison or on the gallows, although they are occasionally struck down by lightning. Eighteenth-century accounts of transportation to Botany Bay printed in such an ephemeral form are particularly elusive.

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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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        Le roman comique

      De l'imprimerie de Didot Jeune, chez Janet et Hubert. First printing of this famous edition illustrated by Barber, whose figures were engraved under his leadership. 1 portrait of the author as a frontispiece by Le Mire and 15 pretty faces out text from the drawings of the glossy green morocco Barbier.Plein fir signed Ramage (London) in late nineteenth. Spine ribbed Jansenist. Internal threads. Gilt edges. A little a bit darker at the top of the upper flat area, maybe a slight color difference due to the leather itself. Superb copy, perfectly prepared, very frais.Etiquette library Garnier-Bardoul. Bookplate inconnu.Belle edition of this famous picaresque novel in French, mixing satire of manners and burlesque situations. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! De l'imprimerie de Didot Jeune, chez Janet et Hubert à Paris 1796 3 tomes en un Vol. in 8 (13,5x21cm) VII, 277pp. et VIII, 252pp. et XIII,196pp. relié

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      Giovanni Rossi, 1796. Buon es.

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      London: Printed by T Bensley for G Nicol 1796 - 4¡ (28 x 23.5 cm / 11 x 9 inches): Collation Complete Ð [1, Title], iv (Preface), [6, List of Subscirbers], 149 pp.(p. 18 blnak as issued), with 2 aquatint vingnettes within text, 62 pp. (Appendix), plus 2 maps, proteced by tissue guards, interleaved through text, bound in contemporary half-calf over boards, elaborate gilt tooling to spine (Very Good, internally very bright and crisp, binding a little battered with some chipping and surface loss to spine and extremeities, hinges a little cracked, but still holding firm). A rare and excellent work on the British campaign in Martinique, Guadeloupe and St. Lucia during the French Revolutionary War, written by Reverend Cooper Williams, a participant in the expedition and a noted artist and travel writer. This excellent work is the most readable and pleasing published account of the British mission to invade and conquer the wealthy French West Indian islands of Martinique, Guadeloupe and St. Lucia, which occurred in 1794, during the French Revolutionary War. Extraordinarily, the endeavour was carried out as joint project between Britain and local French Royalists, who mutually considered the French Jacobin regime to be a global terror without equal. While the mission succeeded in taking all three islands, Guadeloupe and St. Lucia were soon thereafter re-conquered by the French Revolutionaries. The account was written by Reverend Cooper Williams, a military chaplain, who was a participant in the mission. Willyams was a talented writer, whose fluid prose captures all of the excitement of a dramatic adventure in exotic, tropical lands. A skilled artist and draftsman, Willyams also had a hand in drafting the workÕs two maps, as well as the pair of magnificent vignettes that appear within the text. The Map of the Island of Martinique for an Account of the Expedition against the French West India Islands, by the Revd. Copper Willyams A.M. (located between pp. 18 & 19), while based on Thomas JefferysÕ popular template, is custom adapted to the present work, featuring much added military information, such as the locations of numerous French batteries and forts, plus notes on the movements of the British invasion force. Additionally, it .SEE OUR WEB-SITE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION. References: Beineke, Lesser Antilles, no. 486; Ragatz, no. 780; Sabin, no.104563.

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        A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary: containing an explanation of the terms, and an account of the several subjects, comprized under the heads mathematics, astronomy, and philosophy both natural and experimental: ... 2 vols. 4to.

      Printed by J. Davis, for J.Johnson ...; and G.G. and J. Robinson, ... 1796/1795 Vol. II does not have the printer's name on titlepage; both vols bound without half titles. (iii)-viii, 650; (iii)-(iv), 756pp. 37 plates in all which complies with most copies recorded; ESTC suggests 'number of plates ... may vary'. Two plates are numbered 'XXIII' but no plate 'XXXIII'; plate II is inverted in binding, several plates bound out of order. Contemp. tree calf; some rubbing to corners, excellently rebacked, labels.ESTC T53069 indicates most copies have both vols apparently dated 1796; N61491 both vols dated 1795. The book was issued in parts 1795-96. Charles Hutton, 1737-1823, Newcastle mathematician and teacher; professor of mathematics at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich from 1773 to 1807.

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        Exposition du Systeme du Monde.

      Paris: Impremerie du Cercle-Social, 1796. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (199x123 mm). 314, [2]; 312, [4] pp. including half titles. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt, some browning and spotting. A fine copy. ----Sparrow 123; Houzeau & Lancaster 8940 - First edition of one of the most brilliant and successful popularizations of science ever composed. "In the sixth, and last, chapter of Book V, Laplace introduced a speculation on the origin of the solar system and another on the nature of the universe beyond its confines... The former speculation, which has quite generally come to be misnamed the nebulous hypothesis, was presented with the "misgivings" [défiance] that anything should arouse that is in no way the product of observation or calculation... If we were to find a phrase that would characterize what Laplace had in mind... it would not be 'nebular hypothesis'. It would be 'atmospheric hypothesis'. And if, further, we were to identify the context in which he raised the question at all, it would not be the evolution of history of nature. It would be the probability of cause" (DSB Suppl. I, 344). Laplace merits one of the longest articles in DSB and a 5-page section in it devoted to The System of the World was specially commissioned from Dr C.A. Whitney. A pair of errata leaves was added to very few copies, but are omitted from this copy. Very Good.

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        Voyage de F Le Vaillant dans lIntandeacuterieur de lAfrique


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         Voyages au Japon par le Cap de Bonne-Espérance, les îles de la Sonde, &c. Traduits, rédigés et augmentés de notes considérables sur la religion, le gouvernement, le commerce, l'industrie et les langues... particulièrement sur le Javan et le Malai par L. Langlès, conservateur des manuscrits orientaux de la Bibliothèque Nationale, et professeur de Persan, de Tatar-Mantchou, &t... et revus, quant à la partie d'histoire naturelle, par J. B. Lamarck, professeur ... au Museum national d'histoire naturelle

      Paris, Benoît Dandré, Garnery, Obré, an IV-1796, 4 vol. in 8°, de 2ff. LXIV 417pp. 1 portrait et une planche gravée h.t. et une vignette in t., VIII-1f. 430pp. 4 planches gravées, VIII-445pp. 4 planches gravées, et XII-462pp. 19 planches gravées certaines se dépl, soit en tout un portrait et 28 planches gravées, pl. veau porphyre époque, dos lisse orné, p. de t. verte, encadrement de dentelle dorée sur les plats, tr. marbrées, qq. rares brunissures en marge sinon bel exemplaire. Une des premières sources sur le Japon. Carl-Peter Thunberg (1743-1828) naturaliste, botaniste et explorateur suédois, fut l'un des élèves de Carl von Linné. Son séjour au Japon et ses observations durèrent quinze mois. Il quitte la Suède en 1771, comme médecin à bord d'un navire de la Compagnie hollandaise des Indes orientales. Après une escale de trois ans au Cap dans la colonie hollandaise pour se familiariser avec la langue afin de se faire passer pour un Hollandais au Japon, puisqu'ils étaient les seuls étrangers à pouvoir y entrer. Il résida ainsi au comptoir hollandais de Dejima, une île artificielle dans le port de Nagasaki. De retour en Suède, grâce au succès de son ouvrage, il succéda à Linné à l'Université d'Uppsala, jusqu'à sa propre mort en 1828. C'est avant tout un observateur précis à la méthode rigoureuse. Durant son séjour africain, il fit plusieurs expéditions à l'intérieur des terres, afin de collecter des spécimens de plantes et d'animaux. Le 1er volume contient des observations sur les Hottentots. Le 2e volume contient la suite du voyage le long de la côte Est de l'Afrique, et les étapes à Java, Batavia, l'arrivée au Japon et à Nagasaki. Là il parvint à conduire quelques recherches botaniques. Il négocia en particulier l'échange de connaissances de médecine occidentale contre des spécimens végétaux. En 1776, il accompagna le directeur de la colonie hollandaise lors d'une visite au Shogun à Edo (Tokyo) et en profita pour herboriser. Cette visite figure dans le 3e volume qui est consacré au commerce entre la Chine et le Japon. Le 4e volume aborde les coutumes, les armes, l'agriculture, les arts et sciences, les manufactures, l'architecture, l'astronomie, la chimie, la législation, l'histoire, l'art militaire, la musique, la médecine, la navigation. ¶ Cordier Biblio. Japonica p.447 - Boucher de la Richarderie V, p.234-262 - Gay 3151 - Chadenat 1763.

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        Viaggi dalla China alla costa Nord-Ovest d'America fatti negli anni 1788 e 1789

      Florence: Giovacchino Pagani, 1796. Four volumes octavo, with 18 plates, maps and charts, some of them folding; original Italian half blue-green roan and glazed boards, flat spines banded and lettered in gilt; a very attractive set. First Italian version, one of two editions published in the same year (the other was published in Naples). This attractive copy, once in the library of the Pacific Union Club in San Francisco, was sold by Warren Howell in the 1970s. The charming engravings here, redone for this edition by a Florentine artist, include two of Hawaiian subjects and the text describes two important, early visits to the islands in 1787 and 1788. 'This is one of the early and fundamental books on the Northwest coast of America in general and on Alaska in particular. In addition to his voyages from China to America in 1788 and 1789, which form the principal part of this work, Captain Meares describes his earlier voyage to the Northwest coast from Bengal, which took place in 1786 and 1787... This work, profusely illustrated and with many valuable historical documents appended to the main narrative, is of great importance in the study of early trading in furs originating on the Northwest coast and of a serious conflict between the English and the Spaniards in this connection... ' (Lada-Mocarski, of the English edition).'John Meares was sent out in 1796 from Calcutta, by a group of merchants, to enter into the fur trade of the Northwest coast of America. Establishing himself at Nootka Sound and flying the British flag, he built the first vessel to be launched in northern waters, made important discoveries, and explored the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The discoveries by Meares were part of the basis for the claim of Great Britain to Oregon. Competition with the Spanish almost caused war between the two countries and the struggle became known as the Nootka controversy. The Spanish seizure of his ships led to the convention by which the Spanish claims to any northern territory were finally disallowed. This important narrative gives a very full account of the Indian nations of Northwest America, describing their villages, languages, manners and customs. It also contains a separate account of the voyage of the Iphigenia, commanded by Captain William Douglas, which visited the Sandwich Islands and Nootka Sound... ' (Hill).

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        [Op. 4]. Grand Quintetto per due Violini, due Viole, e Violoncello. [Set of parts]

      Vienne: [Artaria e] Comp. [PN] 627, [after 1796]. Folio. Sewn. [1] (title), 2-11, [i] (blank); 8, [ii] (blank); 7, [i] (blank); 7, [i] (blank), 7, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Watermark incorporating a star within a shield. Moderately worn and soiled; some light foxing, heavier to title of first violin part. First violin part with old paper reinforcement to spine. Portion of imprint removed from title. First Edition, later issue. Kinsky-Halm p. 12 (first issue). Weinhold/Dorfmüller p. 256. Hirsch IV, 241. For other issues see Hoboken 2, 27-30. In the first issue the opus number is printed as "IV" and the price "f2." In the present issue "4" appears in manuscript and there is no printed price. In addition, the number "11-1/2B" is printed at the foot of the first page of music in the "Violino Primo" part, most probably a printer's notation referring to the number of sheets required to print the part. Opus 4 is an original work, drawing on material from Beethoven's then-unpublished Octet for Winds (op. 103), "... with revisions sufficient to warrant calling it a new composition." Solomon: Beethoven, p. 102. "At some time before February 1791, probably when he was composing the C major Piano Sonata, Op. 2, no. 3, with its closely related opening theme, Beethoven re-cast the Octet (op. 103) as a String Quintet, Op. 4, and comparison of the two versions shows considerable light on his development as an instrumental composer during those four important formative years... The Quintet is by no means an arrangement of the Octet; unlike Mozart's parallel recasting of his Octet for the same combination of instruments (K.388) as a String Quintet (K.406), it is in many respects a new work. Everything has become more plastic; stiff formulae are softened; the texture is lightened in weight but enriched by polyphony and the devices of 'obbligato accompaniment'. The harmony, too, has become richer... Structurally everything is worked out in the Quintet on lines that are at the same time broader and subtler: the exposition of the first movement of the Quintet is 88 bars long as compared with the 69 of the Octet, the development 77 as compared with 56. The sixteen-bar periods that open minuet and trio of the Octet are expanded to 22 and 24 bars respectively in the Quintet, and the structure becomes much clearer, less fussy... All in all, it is hardly an exaggeration to say that the difference between Octet and Quintet represents the whole difference between the "al fresco," serenade music that was just going out of fashion and the new finely wrought quartet style of late Haydn with its 'openwork texture,' its so called 'durchbrochene Arbeit' ". Gerald Abraham in The New Oxford History of Music Vol. VIII: The Age of Beethoven 1790-1830, p. 260. The autograph of the work is untraced.

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

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        Herrn von Büffons Naturgeschichte der Vögel / Aus dem Französischen übersetzt, mit Anmerkungen, Zusätzen und vielen Kupfern vermehrt, durch Bernhard Christian Otto, der W. und A. Doctor, Professor der Arzneywissenschaft zu Frankfurt an der Oder. Hier nur Bände 23 und 24 in einem Band.

      Buchhandlung des Commerzien-Raths Pauli, Berlin 1796 - Berlin, Buchhandlung des Commerzien-Raths Pauli 1796. 19,7 x 12,2 cm (Oktav). Koloriertes Frontispiz, VIII, 318 Seiten und 82 (statt 83) kolorierte Kupferstichtafeln. VIII, 296 Seiten und 73 kolorierte Kupferstichtafeln. Mit jeweils einer (in beiden Bänden identischen) kolorierten Titelvignette. Halbleder der Zeit mit goldenem Rückentitel und etwas Rückenvergoldung, mit Rotschnitt und farbig bedruckten Vorsätzen. Rücken und Kanten etwas berieben. Vorderer Vorsatz etwas beschabt (wohl durch Entfernen eines Exlibris). Stempel auf Titel in Band 23 (Königliche Realschule Kaufbeuren). Frontispiz und Titel in Band 23 ein wenig fingerfleckig und knittrig, sonst sehr gut und sauber. In Band 23 fehlt die Tafel Nummer 70 (Der Bartvogel mit gelblichem Gesichte). Ebenso fehlen die Tafeln 9 und 84, die, laut Anmerkungen im Tafelverzeichnis, nachgeliefert werden sollten, "sobald man den Gerini haben kann". Bei den im Tafelverzeichnis aufgeführten Tafeln 86 bis 88 handelte es sich um Nachlieferungen für frühere Bände. Diese drei Tafeln sind hier nicht vorhanden, gehören ja aber auch nicht dazu. In Band 24 fehlt Tafel 70 ("bleibt ausgesetzt, bis der Verleger Genera of Birds haben kann"). Die im Verzeichnis aufgeführte Tafel 73 (Der Schnabel des breitschnäbligten Todus) ist auf Kupfertafel 71 mit abgebildet, es handelt sich hierbei also nicht um ein eigenes Blatt (siehe auch Beschreibung der StaBi Berlin im KVK). Die insgesamt drei Tafeln, die nachgeliefert werden sollten, fehlen offenbar in den allermeisten, wenn nicht gar allen Exemplaren (siehe die über KVK nachweisbaren detailliert kollationierten Exemplare, so z.B. die der StaBi Berlin). In Band 23 sind neben anderen hauptsächlich Spechte und Bartvögel, in Band 24 Eisvögel und andere abgebildet. Kolorierte Exemplare der Buffon'schen Vögel sind wesentlich seltener anzutreffen als schwarz-weiße. Sprache: Deutsch Rücken und Kanten etwas berieben. Vorderer Vorsatz etwas beschabt (wohl durch Entfernen eines Exlibris). Stempel auf Titel in Band 23 (Königliche Realschule Kaufbeuren). Frontispiz und Titel in Band 23 ein wenig fingerfleckig und knittrig, sonst sehr gut und sauber.

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        Kupferstich von Stelzer nach Stockmair, Lehrbrief mit Ansicht auf Augsburg.

      Augsburg, , 1796. - circa 34,5 x 48,5 cm. 1 Blatt mit Faltspuren Gesellenbrief für einen Perückenmacher, dem gute Arbeit in Augsburg bescheinigt wird, handschriftlich ausgefüllt, von mehreren Meistern signiert, datiert und mit zwei papiergedeckten Siegeln. Oben eine hübsche Gesamtansicht auf Augsburg. "- Etwas angestaubt, sonst gut erhalten. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Neues Vollständiges Koch- Back- und Konfiturenlexikon oder alphabetischer Auszug aus den neuesten und besten inn- und ausländischen Koch- Back- und Konfiturenbüchern, in welchem das Beste und Nützlichste in dieser Wissenschaft in alphabetischer Ordnung zu finden ist. Stark verm. u. verb. A.

      Ulm Stettinische Buchh 1796 - 5 Bll., 430 S. Mit 1 Titelkupfer. Halblederband der Zeit mit reicher Rverg. Vgl. Weiss 1186. - Einband berieben u. bestoßen, oberes Kapital mit Wurmfraß, anfangs kleinste Wurmlöcher, stark stockfleckig, Kopfkante mit durchgehendem Wasserrand. Gewicht (Gramm): 380

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        Official Letters to the Honorable American Congress, Written, During the War...

      New-York, Printed and sold by Samuel Campbell, no. 124, Pearl-Street, M,DCC,XCVI [1796] Vol. 2. Hard Cover. Two volumes: iv, [1], 6-296; [2], 311, [1] p. (signatures: A-2O⁴; [A]⁴, B-2Q⁴, [2R]1, ([2R]1 verso blank); 19 cm. Title continues: between the United Colonies and Great-Britain, by His Excellency George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Continental forces: now President of the United States. Copied, by special permission, from the original papers preserved in the office of the secretary of state, Philadelphia. Vol. I [II]. Imprint of Vol. 2: Printed and sold by James Rivington... and Samuel Campbell. Edited by John Carey; cf. Evans 31423; Bristol B9738; Shipton & Mooney 48017. See Evans 29737 for the Boston 1795 edition. Title-pages foxed; bound by HG Bindery in half leather with marbled paper over boards; very good. Stock#OB825.

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

      London: for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies,, 1796. In Three Volumes. The Eighth Edition. 3 volumes, octavo (212 x 127 mm). Contemporary tree calf, smooth spines ruled in gilt, twin brown and green morocco labels, blue speckled edges. Volume 3 appears to be lacking half-title and with pp. vii?viii detached and trimmed along fore edge; occasional pencil marginalia. Some wormholing and slight chipping to head and tails of spines, a few small surface losses to boards, a couple neatly repaired, closed tear to bottom corner of sig. z3 in Volume 1, not affecting text. A very good copy. Mathematician Ada Lovelace's copy of the eighth edition (which reprints the introductions to the third and fourth editions). This copy bears the library stamps of now defunct Ashley Combe House, Ada Lovelace's and her husband's summer retreat in Exmoor and the location of their honeymoon in 1835. The rear pastedown of Volume 1 bears an ink annotation in a 19th-century hand not dissimilar to Ada Lovelace's, and elsewhere in the set there are pencil and ink annotations in various hands. A handsome set and a compelling association.

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        Lehrvertrag des Schornsteinfegermeisters Heinrich Christoph Bauermeister, darüber Stadtansicht.

      - Lithographie mit Kalligraphie und handschriftlichem Text, altkoloriert und gesiegelt, datiert Rudolstadt 1796. Ca. 12 x 34 cm (Ansicht mit Bordüre), gesamt 34 x 40 cm. Faltspuren, kleine Fehlstellen an den Knickstellen, vollständig aufgelegt, Siegel gebrochen. Dekorative Urkunde des Schlotfeger-Meisters (Schornsteinfeger) mit einer großen Stadtansicht von Rudolstadt am oberen Blattrand, bekrönt vom Fürstenhut. Der in den ersten vier Zeilen kalligraphisch gestaltete Text beginnt wie folgt: "Von Ihro Römisch Kaiserl: Majestät zu Wien allergnädigst mit confirmirter Meister des Ehrbaren Schlotfeger Handwercks, Ich Heinrich Christoph Bauermeister, Stadt und Land-Schlotfeger in der Fürstl: Schwarzburg: Residenz Rudolstadt zugethanen Mitmeister, bey Unserer Handwercks=Lade, in der Fürstl-Sächsischen Residenz, Craiß, Münz und Berg-Stadt Saalfeld. Hierdurch und Kraft dieser Urkunde.daß Leonhardt Wilhelm Hartmann gebürtig von Rudolstadt ano 1790 bey mir als ein Lehr-Junge." Vorliegende Urkunde ist ein Beleg für ein unrühmliches Detail der Geschichte der Schornsteinfeger, die Kinderarbeit, denn der Junge war erst 1790 in Rudolstadt geboren worden. Kinder wurden wegen Ihrer "körperlichen Qualifikation" bevorzugt als "lebende Besen" eingesetzt. Literarisches Zeugnis dafür legten Mark Twain und Charles Dickens ab. Huckleberry Finn und Oliver Twist sind durch die Kamine hoch gekrochen, klemmten sich mit den Beinen ein und bürsteten kopfüber den Kamin.

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        Traité de calcul différentiel et de calcul intégral

      de XXIV, 319 ; VIII, 284 pp.. Paris, Régent et Bernard, 1796, in-4, de XXIV, 319 ; VIII, 284 pp.. et 6 pl., plein veau tacheté de l'époque, dos à nerfs, tranches rouges, Edition originale. Cousin vise à rendre clair les principes du calcul différentiel et du calcul intégral, qui, "de la manière dont ils sont présentés dans la plupart des ouvrages qui en traitent, n'ont point ce degré d'évidence qui est le fondement de la certitude". Il commence l'ouvrage avec un discours préliminaire, où se trouve une histoire intéressante du sujet. Extrémités fatiguées, quelques pages légèrement brunies

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      Catskill: Mackay Croswell, 1796. 115pp. 12mo. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Lightly toned. Very good. Bidwell defends Connecticut's claim to the contested lands in the Wyoming Valley, which were also claimed by Pennsylvania. This pamphlet was "especially worthwhile for its discussion of the decision by the Commissioners of the Conferation [sic] made at Trenton, New Jersey" (Streeter) which argued in favor of Pennsylvania. The issue was the cause of great controversy and the subject of a number of publications. Connecticut finally ceded the land to Pennsylvania in 1800, after the argument renewed by this pamphlet abated. EVANS 30091. VAIL 1050. STREETER SALE 982. HOWES B431, "aa." REESE, FEDERAL HUNDRED 56.

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        Gründliche Anweisung alle nur denkbaren Conditoreywaaren selbst zu verfertigen. Ein Handbuch zum Gebrauch für Hausmütter, Köche und Haushälterinnnen.

      Berlin: Johann Georg Langhoff, 1796 - XVI, 176 S. Einbandkanten berieben. Handschriftlicher Titel (Orig.Titelblatt fehlt), Papier stellenweise stockfleckig. 2 ausfaltbare Kupfertafeln im Anhang. *** Wenn Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns bestellen, liefern wir innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 142 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice and its Influence on Morals and Happiness.

      2 vols. London: Robinson, 1796. 2 vols., 8vo, xxii, 464; x, 545 pp. A lovely retrospective binding by Trevor Lloyd of speckled calf, with backstrip panelled in gilt and with gilt-stamped red and green labels. Second edition. Godwin published three editions of Political Justice, the first in 1793, the second in 1796, and the third in 1798. “There are considerable differences between the three editions. The order of the argument was rearranged. The title was changed. Some of his bolder speculations were dropped; others were more heavily qualified.” Enraged by Burke’s attack on the philosophy of the French Revolution and Thomas Paine, Godwin determined to lay down first principles to apply the philosphy behind the Revolution. Godwin’s Political Justice is “one of the earliest, the clearest, and most absolute expositions of socialist and anarchist doctrines. Godwin’s passionate advocacy of individualism, his trust in the fundamental goodness of man, and his opposition to all restrictions on liberty, have endured” (PMM 243).

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        Monumenti Veneziani di varia Letteratura per la prima volta pubblicati.

      - Engraved frontis., engraved coat-of-arms of the Pisani family on title, & three engraved headpieces. 4 p.l. (incl. frontis.), 12, LI pp. Large 4to, orig. pink printed boards with the coat-of-arms of the Pisani family (head & foot of spine a bit worn). Venice: C. Palese, 1796. First edition of this collection of hitherto unpublished letters including an extremely important one from Galileo addressed to the Doge of Venice in which he describes his invention of the telescope and lists its many applications. He stated it was particularly useful for the military, both on land and at sea. Following Galileo's letter is printed a decree from the Venetian Senate, dated 25 August 1609, in which they thank Galileo and award him 1000 florins annually. Fine copy in original state and preserved in a box. ? Carli & Favaro 629. Cinti 183. Drake, Galileo at Work, pp. 139-42. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Briefe des Ewigen Juden über die merkwürdigsten Begebenheiten seiner Zeit. Zweiter Band

      2. original Ausgabe, Germanien (wohl Offenbach), 1796. 379 S., original Hldr. (berieben u. bst./unteres Kapital ausgebrochen/etwas stockfleckig/NaV.)

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        Broadside, begins: Miguel de la Grua Talamanca Branciforte ... Para que en los Reynos de las Indias se cumpla el Breve Pontificio que El Rey Nuestro senor (que Dios guarde) se dignó alcanzar de S. Santidad en beneficio de los padres de familias y ninas educandas, por el qual se permite que en el monasterio de religiosas de Santa Clara y la ciudad de la Havana y demas conventos de estos dominios que puedan admitirse niñas para su educación, se ha servido S.M. expedir la real cédula, que asi como el Breve son del tenor siguiente.

      [Mexico: No printer, 1796]. Folio extra (59 x 39 cm; 23.25" x 17"). [1] p. By way of this very large broadside Mexican Viceroy the Marques de Branciforte (Miguel de la Grúa Talamanca y Branciforte) promulgates a papal brief and a related royal decree concerning the opportunity for girls on the island of Cuba to receive school-based education.    The citizens of Havana had petitioned the crown and the papacy asking that the monastery of the Observant Franciscan nuns in their city be granted permission to establish a girls' school: The crown and the papacy here respond favorably and go even further to allow => all of the nunneries on the island to begin educating legitimately-born Spanish and criolla girls between the age of 6 and that of consent.    The date of the papal brief is 21 July 1795, of the royal decree 26 December 1795, and of the viceregal decre 13 September 1796.    Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate => only one copy, in the Mendel Collection of the Lilly Library. Not traced via CCILA.         Not in Medina, Mexico; not in González de Cossío, Cien; not in González de Cossío, 510. Folded. Small fold tear in the center of the broadside, else very good.

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        27 Cheap Repository Chapbooks Bound Together

      J. Marshall. Hardcover. Very Good. 1. The History of Charles Jones, the Footman 2. Robert and Richard; Or, the Ghost of Poor Molly, who was Drowned in Richard's Mill Pond. To the Tune of Collin's Mulberry Tree. 3. The Story of Sinful Sally 4. The Hackney Coachman; Or, the Way to get a Good Fayre, To the Tune of 'I Wish I was a Fisherman'. 5. The Shopkeeper turned Sailor; Or, the Folly of Going out of our Element. Shewing what a Clever Man John the Shopkeeper was in his own Business, and what a Rash Step he took in Resolving to go unto the Water. Part I. 6. A Sunday Reading. On Carrying Religion into the Common Business of Life. Dialogue between James Stock and Will Simpson, the Shoemakers, as they sat at Work. 7. Turn the Carpet; or the Two Weavers: A New Song, in a Dialogue between Dick and John. 8. The History of Idle Jack Brown. Containing the Merry Story of the Mountebank, with Some Account of the Bay Mare Smiler. Being the Third Part of the Two Shoemakers. 9. The Election. A Quite New Song. Shewing Many Things which are now Doing, and which Ought not to be Done. Being a Song very Fit to be Sung in all Places where an Election is Going on. To the Tune of Dusky Night. 10. Sunday Reading. Some New Thoughts for the New Year. 11. Sunday Reading. Onesimus; Or, the Run-Away Servant Converted. A True Story. 12. King Dionysus and Squire Damocles; A New Song on an Old Story. Propre to be Sung at all Feasts and Merry-Makings. 13. A Hymn of Praise for the Abundant Harvest of 1796. 14. Sunday Reading. Explanation of the Nature of Baptism; Designed Especially for Parents, who are about to Bring a Child to be Baptized. 15. John the Shopkeeper turned Sailer; Or, the Folly of Going Out of Our Element. In which a Particular Account is Given of the Several Branches of this Worthy Family. Part II. 16. A Sunday Reading. The Grand Assizes; Or, General Goal Delivery. 17. The Apprentice Turned Master, Or, the Second Part of the Two Shoemakers. Shewing how James Stock from a Parish Apprentice became a Creditable Tradesman. 18. Sunday Reading. Look at Home; Or, the Accusers Accused. Being an Account of the Manner in which our Saviour put to Silence the Scribes and Pharisees, when they brought to Him the Woman taken in Adultery. 19. Sunday Reading. The History of two Wealthy Farmers; Or, a New Dialogue, between Mr Bragwell and Mr Worthy. Part IV. 20.The History of Mr Bragwell; Or, the Two Wealthy Farmers. Part III. 21. The Two Wealthy Farmers, with the Sad Adventures of Miss Bragwell. Part V. 22. Betty Brown, the St. Giles's Orange Girl: With some Account of Mrs. Sponge, the Money-Lender. 23. Sunday Reading. The Touchstone; Or, the Way to Know a True Christian. 24. John the Shopkeeper turned Sailor; Shewing how John and his Family Actually took Boat, and how they had for a while a Nost Delightful Sail on the Wide Ocean. Part III. 25. The Gamester. 26. Sunday Reading. The Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle. 27. The Cheapside Apprentice; Or, the History of Mr. Francis H****. Fully Setting forth the Danger of Playing with Edge Tools. Shewing also, how a gay Life may Prove a Short One; and that a Merry Evening may Produce a Sorrowful Morning. 16, 7, (1), 8, 6, (2), 8, 14, (2), 7, 21, (2), 7, (1), 24, 16, 8, 8, 16, 8, 13, (2), 16, 15 (1), 15, (1), 16, 16, 16, 16, 8, 15, (1), 16, 16pp. Published by J. Marshall Rebound in quarter leather with marbled paper covered boards. Devised by Hannah More as a more moral alternative for the literate poor. More than two hundred 'Cheap Repository Tracts' were published between 1795 and 1817. They were enormously successful. Condition: Good only. Lightly rubbed with fading to the spine. Intermittent foxing. Thumbmarked. Some of the pages are chipped, with only loss to the text on one one of the tracts. Some tidemarks. There are some crude repairs to closed tears on the last page of the last tract. 'Hymn of Praise', 'The Apprentice Turned Master

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        The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature, For the Year 1763. Vol. VI.

      J. Dodsley, London 1796 - Illustrated with maps of North America, Asia, and Prussia. Seventh Edition. Octavo. Contemporary three quarter leather. Marbled boards and endpapers. Various historical, political, and literary papers from the year 1763. Text in two columns. Very good, expected wear to leather; wear to edges; some pages bumped at top corner. Seal on front pastedown. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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