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        Le Roman comique

      - De l'imprimerie de Didot le Jeune chez Janet & Hubert, à Paris L'An quatrième [1796], in-8 (12,5x20,5cm), vij ; 277pp. et viij ; 252p. et xiij ; 196pp., 3 volumes reliés. - Edizione ornato con figure disegnate da Le Barbier e inciso sotto la sua guida. Un ritratto dell'autore incisa da Lemire e 12 figure incisa da Baquoy, Dambrun, Duclos, Hubert Petit, Romanet e Simonet. Leganti del tempo all'aria aperta vitello fiera in marmo, di nuovo liscia decorate con griglie, reti e ornamenti dorati, parte del titolo e dei numeri del volume di marocchino rosso - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition ornée de figures dessinées par Le Barbier et gravées sous sa direction. Un portrait de l'auteur gravé par Lemire et 12 figures gravées par Baquoy, Dambrun, Duclos, Hubert, Petit, Romanet et Simonet.  Reliures de l'époque en plein veau blond marbré, dos lisses ornés de quadrillages, filets et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre et de tomaisons de maroquin rouge, stries et filets dorées en bordure des coupes, roulette dorée en encadrement des plats, fine roulette dorée soulignant les contreplats, toutes tranches dorées.  Quelques petits frottements sans gravité et dos uniformément et légèrement éclaircis, sinon bel exemplaire.

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        De Gentiana dissertatio.

      Erlangae, typis Kunstmannianis, 1796. 8vo (215 x125mm). pp. (6), 142 with 1 fine hand-coloured engraved plate. Contemporary brown wrappers. The thesis issue, a trade issue was published in the same year. Josef Aloys Frölich (1766-1841) was a German botanist and entomologist. The genus Froelichia (family Amaranthaceae) is named in his honour. The fine engraved plate is by J. Sturm.//Provenance: Dedication by the author to Von Moll on free end-paper.//Stafleu & Cowan 1906.

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        Isola di Minorca

      1796. Incisione in rame di G. Zuliani, dipinta d'epoca. 320x410. Carta geografica dell'isola di Minorca, tratta da "Atlante novissimo". Bell'esemplare professionalmente rinfrescato.

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        Group of three Autograph Letters Signed, two to fellow painters, David Roberts and Edward William Cooke and one to engineer, inventor and artist, James Nasmyth, each on blind embossed "Royal Scottish Academy of Painting & Sculptor" folded stationery, 8vo, Edinburgh, each dated July 17, 1862, and each with Royal Scottish Academy envelope bearing the Academy's embossed emblem

      - Hill writes to painters David Roberts and Edward William Cooke, and engineer, inventor and artist, James Nasmyth. Each is a letter of introduction for James Lorimer Graham, an American diplomat and book collector. Lorimer had also amassed a large collection of letters by contemporary luminaries with whom he corresponded. Hill refers to Grahams' acquaintance with notables in art and literature of his time. Graham had the letters bound in several volumes all of which were lost in a shipwreck. After his death, Graham's book collection was donated to his club in New York, The Century Association. Hill introduces Graham to fellow artist, David Roberts (1796-1864) in a two page letter written on first and second sides. "I had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of Mr. Graham and his lady during their [?] residence in Edinburgh. He is [?] interested in art & artists - in literary men and their works." Hill refers to an "Exhibition" which he describes as "excellent." He signs, "D. O Hill." Hill writes to Edward William Cooke, (1811-1880), English landscape and marine painter, offering a similar explanation of who Graham is and signs, "D. O Hill." Hill writes the third letter to Scottish engineer and artist, James Nasmyth ((1808-90), best remembered for his invention of the steam hammer. Nasmyth shared with Hill an interest in photography. Hill opens his letter with humorous reference to Nasmyth's hammer, "My Dear Hamish of the Hammer." Hill mentions that Graham is a friend of Nasmyth's, "favorite author Washington Irving. - and one who knows.all the good authors & artists of America." Hill signs, "D O Hill." Hill's tight handwriting gets smaller as he seems to squeeze his words into one page. The last lines and signature are compressed. Hill has written, "presented by J. Lorimer Graham." in the lower left corner of each envelope. Condition: horizontal and vertical folds visible in each letter, some soiling to the three envelopes along with slight wear to the black borders.

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        Le Roman comique

      De l'imprimerie de Didot le Jeune chez Janet & Hubert 1796 - - De l'imprimerie de Didot le Jeune chez Janet & Hubert, à Paris L'An quatrième [1796], in-8 (12,5x20,5cm), vij ; 277pp. et viij ; 252p. et xiij ; 196pp., 3 volumes reliés. - Edition ornée de figures dessinées par Le Barbier et gravées sous sa direction. Un portrait de l'auteur gravé par Lemire et 12 figures gravées par Baquoy, Dambrun, Duclos, Hubert, Petit, Romanet et Simonet. Reliures de l'époque en plein veau blond marbré, dos lisses ornés de quadrillages, filets et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre et de tomaisons de maroquin rouge, stries et filets dorées en bordure des coupes, roulette dorée en encadrement des plats, fine roulette dorée soulignant les contreplats, toutes tranches dorées. Quelques petits frottements sans gravité et dos uniformément et légèrement éclaircis, sinon bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition adorned with figures drawn by Le Barbier and engraved under his leadership. A portrait of the author engraved by Lemire and 12 figures engraved by Baquoy, Dambrun, Duclos, Hubert Petit, Romanet and Simonet. Binders of the time in the open marbled fair calf, back smooth decorated with grids, nets and gilded florets, part of title and volume numbers of red morocco vij ; 277pp. et viij ; 252p. et xiij ; 196pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MANOSCRITTO - Libro mastro di contabilità famiglia Velardita di Piazza Armerina ( due parti in un Volume )

      1796. Contiene copie di atti datati alla fine del 1700 + '' Nuovo Rollo Coordinato'' dei Beni immobili della Famiglia - in 4° - pp.Vol I: cc 18 di indice + 170 + 1b - Vol II: cc 20 di indice + 43 + 17 + 17 + 64 - Pergamena - Carte e legatura sciupata , ma nel complessivo buono stato di conservazione

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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.

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        Charte von America.

      - Norimberga, 1796. Incisione in rame all’acquaforte, colore d’epoca, cm 45 x 58 (la parte incisa). Titolo in basso a sn. entro ovale. Leggermente rifilata ai margini superiore e inferiore, alcune leggerissime tracce di umido ma assolutamente in buono stato.

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        String Quintet (op. 4)

      1796 - 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.Beethoven'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 Haydn'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 and". 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      - Lausanne, Jean Mourer, Hignou, 1796. In-8, 376-(2 : errata) pp., reliure de l'époque demi-veau brun moucheté à coins, dos orné, tranches jaunes (pièce de titre frottée). Edition originale, exemplaire de première émission, sans les cartons. Complet du feuillet d'errata. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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        Lettera d'un padovano al celebre Signor abate Denina accademico di Berlino e socio dell'Accademia di Padova

      Fratelli Penada, 1796. In 16o, pp. XVI + 148. Timbro di estinta biblioteca al fr. Lieve gora al marg. int delle prime 20 cc. Br. coeva muta. Al fr. dedica autografa di Vincenzo Malacarne a Carlo Denina: 'Al sudd.o Chiar.mo Ab. Denina Suo Amico da Berlino. Il Prof. Malacarne. Padova 12 Marzo 1797'. Giacinto Vincenzo Malacarne (Saluzzo, 1744 - Padova, 1816), allievo di Giorgio Bertrandi, fu un noto anatomista e chirurgo. Studio' chirurgia a Torino, poi fu nominato professore ad Acqui Terme dove si occupo' anche degli stabilimenti termali. A questo periodo risalgono i suoi studi sul cervelletto. Nel 1789  ricopri' la prima cattedra di chirurgia clinica a Pavia, quindi si trasferi' a Padova dove esercito' la professione per oltre vent'anni. In questa lettera, pubblicata anonima, e indirizzata a Denina, Cesarotti celebra alcuni importanti episodi legati alla cultura e alla storia della citta' di Padova. Segue il 'Catalogo dei Padovani nominati con lode nella lettera che nelle annotazioni'. Melzi, II, 98 e I, 185. Vedova, p. 13. ITA

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        Ueber Genf und den Genfer-See.

      Berlin, Bei Friedrich Vieweg, 1796.Petit in-8 de [12]-180 pages, cartonnage écru (un peu sali), étiquette au dos avec titre et filets dorés, tranches teintées.Tampons au titre et à son verso. Illustré d'un beau frontispice couleurs. La ville et ses alentours, le cabinet littéraire, le Salève, la vie sociale, Rousseau, Saussure, l'Escalade, et plus encore.

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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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        Collection des Nouveaux Costumes des Autorités Constituées, Civils et Militaires. Dostumes des Législateurs et des Autres Fonctionaires Publics.

      Paris, 1796. Full Morocco. Near Fine. 8vo. 19 by 12.5 cm. 8 pp, followed by 26 hand-colored aquatint plates depicting the dress of legislators, military officers, bureaucrats and other public officials during the French Revolution and Directoire period.Later full red morocco binding, with ornate gilt turn-ins, by Riviere. Light foxing, never disconcerting.

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        Selbstbiographien berühmter Männer. Ein Pendant zu J. G. Müllers Selbstbekenntnissen. 2 Bände. Bd. I: Thuanus. Bd. II: Joh. Valentin Andreä nebst Beilagen.

      Winterthur, Steiner, 1796 - 1799.. XIV, 553 (recte 555); XVII, IX S., 1 Bl., 392 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Goed. IV/1, 593; Hamberger-M. VII, 479 (Bd. I), und X, 668 (Bd. II). - Zu Bd. I: Jacques-Auguste de Thou (Thouanus; 1553-1617) verfasste ein monumentales Werk zur französischen Geschichte, "Historia mei temporis 1543-1607". - Zu Bd. II: Johann Valentin Andreae (1586-1654) gilt als Urheber der Rosenkreuzer-Legende sowie als Wegbereiter der kabbalistischen Lehrtafel in der Teinacher Dreifaltigkeitskirche. David Christoph Seybold (1747-1804) war Professor der Philosophie, später der klassischen Literatur; weitere Bände der "Selbstbiographien" sind nicht erschienen. - Gering berieben, Rücken mit Papieretiketten. Beide Bände gering fleckig, leicht gebräunt.

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        Usus Logarithmorum Infinitomii in Theoria aequationum

      One folding printed table. 1 p.l., 46 pp., one leaf of errata. Large 4to, orig. semi-stiff drab boards (extremities a bit rubbed). Leipzig: C.T. Rabenhorst, 1796. A remarkable discovery: this is essentially a workbook of the young and precocious Carl Friedrich Gauss, signed and dated by him "C. F. Gauss Sept. 7, 1796" on the inner front cover, at which time he was a 19-year old student in Göttingen. Gauss has not only studied the text carefully, making several corrections to the text, but has also made use of two blank pages at the end to carry out exercises (described in detail below). Mathematical manuscripts of Gauss are of the greatest rarity on the market, especially from his early formative years. Moritz von Prasse (1769-1814), was the son of Johann Moritz Prasse, who worked as a mediator in the Seven Years' War at the Court of Catherine the Great in St. Petersburg (and according to some sources may have been her lover). His service led to his family's elevation to the nobility on 31 July 1790. Prasse studied mathematics at the University of Leipzig, graduating in 1795, and rising to become professor there in 1799. He became a member of the Jablonowski Society in 1807 and maintained a correspondence on mathematical topics with Goethe. The great geometer August Ferdinand Möbius was among his students. Apart from the present work, his first, he also published De Reticules Cryptographicis (1799), a method of encrypting messages using rotating dials, and a set of Logarithmischen Tafeln in 1810. His extensive library of works on mathematics was bequeathed to his university on his death in 1814. The present work by Prasse is concerned with the "polynomial theorem," a generalization of the binomial theorem: whereas the binomial theorem gives a series expansion for powers of the sum of two terms, the polynomial theorem treats the sum of any finite (or even an infinite) number of terms. The formula was first proved by Carl Hindenburg (1741-1808), the founder of the modern theory of combinatorics. It has been known at least since the work of Pascal that the coefficients in the binomial expansion can be interpreted as numbers of combinations, and Hindenburg showed that the coefficients occurring in the polynomial theorem also had a combinatorial interpretation. He believed that this result could be used to provide a combinatorial basis for the whole of the theory of functions, and gathered around him a group of disciples, which became known as the "Combinatorial School," to develop and propagate this idea. This School included Prasse, as well as Johann Friedrich Pfaff, who became Gauss's teacher after he moved to Helmstedt in 1798. Although the Combinatorial School did not produce the significant advances Hindenburg had hoped for, it "was influential in Germany at the turn of the 19th century and became the basis of the mathematical syllabus of the Prussian gymnasium in the Humboldt educational system."-Jahnke, p. 265 (see below for citation). In this atmosphere it would have been natural for the young Gauss to have been required to study Prasse's work, one of the most recently published products of the Combinatorial School. Both of the exercises worked out by Gauss deal, like Prasse's work, with series expansions. The first exercise develops a series expansion of the indefinite integral of (1 - xn)-½ over the interval from 0 to 1, in increasing powers of 1/n (Gauss does not specify the range of integration but this is evident from the context). Gauss writes down the answer without explanation, presumably because the intermediate steps were so straightforward for him that he was able to carry them out mentally. His answer can be obtained by first expanding (1 - xn)-½ in increasing powers of xn and then integrating term by term. This yields terms involving 1/n + 1, 1/2n + 1, etc, which are then expanded in increasing powers of 1/n using the binomial theorem. Collecting powers of 1/n gives Gauss's series expansion of the integral. The coefficients of the powers of 1/n in this expansion are themselves infinite series, which Gauss sums by cleverly expressing them as definite integrals, which he then evaluates directly (again Gauss gives no explanation or working, but the integrals can be evaluated by standard methods with which Gauss was obviously very familiar). In the second exercise Gauss obtains a series expansion of ?(t + U), where U is a function of another variable u, in increasing powers of u. This can be done using Taylor's theorem, although this is not quite straightforward as the derivatives of ?(t + U) with respect to u have to be evaluated using the chain rule. Again it is evident that the exercise was nevertheless a simple matter for Gauss as the (correct) answer is written down without explanation or any intermediate steps (although there is one correction!). In fact, Gauss is actually treating a multi-variable case: the presence of multiple Σs indicates that he is treating a case in which ? is a function of several variables x1, x2,...,xn, but this does not cause him any difficulty. Gauss has also made, as mentioned above, corrections on the following pages: 1, 3, 4, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 20, and 21. Fine and fresh condition. Preserved in a handsome black morocco-backed box. With the stamps of the "Gauss-Bibliothek" and the Royal Observatory at Göttingen on title with release stamp date 15 October 1951 on facing endpaper. ? Poggendorff II, 518. Tomash Library P108. See H. N. Jahnke, "Algebraic Analysis in Germany 1780-1840" in Historia Mathematica 20, pp. 265-284 for a detailed account of the work of the Combinatorial School.

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        CAMILLE COROT ( 1796-1875 ).

      Photographie dite carte de visite ou portrait-carte, médaillon photographique d'un format 54x40mm monté sur carton d'un format 104x60mm, inscription imprimée sous la photographie : Et. Carjat et au dos " Photographie CARJAT & Cie, 56 rue Laffitte, au rez-de-Chaussée avec grand jardin ", quelques marques sombres et un léger petit accroc superficiel sans atteinte à la photographie. Peintre et ami du photographe Etienne Carjat , il fut l'un fondateur de l'école de Barbizon...

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        [PARTIALLY-PRINTED BILL OF EXCHANGE FOR SUPPLIES, SIGNED BY JOHN WIGGLESWORTH, AGENT TO THE COMMANDER OF THE 1796 BRITISH OCCUPATION FORCE IN HAITI]

      Port-au-Prince, 1796. Broadside, 3 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches, docketed on verso. Minor toning. Very good. A rare pay order for supplies intended for the British occupation force in Haiti, made out to M. Jure aine. The document is signed by John Wigglesworth, agent to the Commander of the British forces in Haiti and later Britain's envoy to the leader of the Haitian Revolution, Touissant Louverture. By early the next century, Louverture would become, ever so briefly, chief of the first free Black Republic in Haiti. The payee, Jure, has docketed the verso in French, with an additional docket in French transferring payment to Dutilh & Wachsmuth, a Philadelphia mercantile house. St. Domingo, the French part of Haiti, was a highly prosperous sugar, coffee, and cotton slave-estate island whose produce was described as exceeding that of the whole of the British Leeward and surrounding islands. In 1789 it was said to consist of 10,000 white people, 24,000 free mixed-race people, and 455,000 negro slaves. Although free, local laws decreed that mixed-race individuals could not accept any office or employment other than as planters. As news spread of the revolution, this group revolted but were roundly defeated. Part of the white response to the uprising was to create their own local assembly which excluded those of mixed race and resolved to transfer the island's allegiance to Great Britain, whereupon France sent Commissioners who according to some reports recruited negroes to fight the whites. Starting in August 1791, the slaves revolted in many towns, implementing major massacres and destruction of estates and establishing free communities of their own. They were led by Touissant Louverture, an ex-slave who later joined the French army after the country abolished slavery in 1793. Louverture swiftly rose to the rank of Commander in Chief of the French forces in Haiti, and proved to be an effective leader. In 1794, the British army, under the pretense of the Napoleonic war, sent a force from Jamaica that occupied Port-au-Prince and some other towns, a welcome development for the remaining white population on the island. This British force was commanded by General Sir Thomas Maitland of the 62 Foot Regiment, for whom Wigglesworth was the army agent. In the end, the British were not successful. By 1798, the British army had been virtually wiped out by yellow fever, and in April of that year, Maitland withdrew the British forces from Haiti under a guarantee from Louverture that the remaining pro-British whites would be protected. In May 1801, Touissant established St. Domingo as an independent republic. This alarmed the French so badly that they subsequently sent an army of 25,000 that recaptured the island within a year, and by a ruse conveyed Louverture to France where he soon after died in prison.

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        Agenda du Voyageur géologue, tiré du 4e. volume des Voyages dans les Alpes.

      A Geneve, de l’Imprimerie de la Bibliotheque Britannique & se trouve chez J. J. Paschoud, Librairie. 1796 - First separate edition. 8vo in 4s. pp. iv, 56; bookseller’s label to title-page, adhesion of wrapper to fore-edge of title-page, else very good in the original printed wrappers, sometime repaired to spine with paper and lettered on spine in ink. Saussure’s Voyages dans les Alpes (1779-1796) contained in its fourth volume advice, in the form of twenty-three chapters of instructions, to the travelling geologist on such matters as instruments to be used, observations to be made, and the like. This is a separately printed version of this section of the larger work. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [PARTIALLY-PRINTED BILL OF EXCHANGE FOR SUPPLIES, SIGNED BY JOHN WIGGLESWORTH, AGENT TO THE COMMANDER OF THE 1796 BRITISH OCCUPATION FORCE IN HAITI]

      Port-au-Prince, 1796. Broadside, 3 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches, docketed on verso. Minor toning. Very good. A rare pay order for supplies intended for the British occupation force in Haiti, made out to M. Jure aine. The document is signed by John Wigglesworth, agent to the Commander of the British forces in Haiti and later Britain's envoy to the leader of the Haitian Revolution, Touissant Louverture. By early the next century, Louverture would become, ever so briefly, chief of the first free Black Republic in Haiti. The payee, Jure, has docketed the verso in French, with an additional docket in French transferring payment to Dutilh & Wachsmuth, a Philadelphia mercantile house. St. Domingo, the French part of Haiti, was a highly prosperous sugar, coffee, and cotton slave-estate island whose produce was described as exceeding that of the whole of the British Leeward and surrounding islands. In 1789 it was said to consist of 10,000 white people, 24,000 free mixed-race people, and 455,000 negro slaves. Although free, local laws decreed that mixed-race individuals could not accept any office or employment other than as planters. As news spread of the revolution, this group revolted but were roundly defeated. Part of the white response to the uprising was to create their own local assembly which excluded those of mixed race and resolved to transfer the island's allegiance to Great Britain, whereupon France sent Commissioners who according to some reports recruited negroes to fight the whites. Starting in August 1791, the slaves revolted in many towns, implementing major massacres and destruction of estates and establishing free communities of their own. They were led by Touissant Louverture, an ex-slave who later joined the French army after the country abolished slavery in 1793. Louverture swiftly rose to the rank of Commander in Chief of the French forces in Haiti, and proved to be an effective leader. In 1794, the British army, under the pretense of the Napoleonic war, sent a force from Jamaica that occupied Port-au-Prince and some other towns, a welcome development for the remaining white population on the island. This British force was commanded by General Sir Thomas Maitland of the 62 Foot Regiment, for whom Wigglesworth was the army agent. In the end, the British were not successful. By 1798, the British army had been virtually wiped out by yellow fever, and in April of that year, Maitland withdrew the British forces from Haiti under a guarantee from Louverture that the remaining pro-British whites would be protected. In May 1801, Touissant established St. Domingo as an independent republic. This alarmed the French so badly that they subsequently sent an army of 25,000 that recaptured the island within a year, and by a ruse conveyed Louverture to France where he soon after died in prison.

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        PARTIALLY-PRINTED BILL OF EXCHANGE FOR SUPPLIES, SIGNED BY JOHN WIGGLESWORTH, AGENT TO THE COMMANDER OF THE 1796 BRITISH OCCUPATION FORCE IN HAITI].

      Port-au-Prince. Sept. 21, 1796. - Broadside, 3 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches, docketed on verso. Minor toning. Very good. A rare pay order for supplies intended for the British occupation force in Haiti, made out to M. Jure aine. The document is signed by John Wigglesworth, agent to the Commander of the British forces in Haiti and later Britain's envoy to the leader of the Haitian Revolution, Touissant Louverture. By early the next century, Louverture would become, ever so briefly, chief of the first free Black Republic in Haiti. The payee, Jure, has docketed the verso in French, with an additional docket in French transferring payment to Dutilh & Wachsmuth, a Philadelphia mercantile house. St. Domingo, the French part of Haiti, was a highly prosperous sugar, coffee, and cotton slave-estate island whose produce was described as exceeding that of the whole of the British Leeward and surrounding islands. In 1789 it was said to consist of 10,000 white people, 24,000 free mixed-race people, and 455,000 negro slaves. Although free, local laws decreed that mixed-race individuals could not accept any office or employment other than as planters. As news spread of the revolution, this group revolted but were roundly defeated. Part of the white response to the uprising was to create their own local assembly which excluded those of mixed race and resolved to transfer the island's allegiance to Great Britain, whereupon France sent Commissioners who according to some reports recruited negroes to fight the whites. Starting in August 1791, the slaves revolted in many towns, implementing major massacres and destruction of estates and establishing free communities of their own. They were led by Touissant Louverture, an ex-slave who later joined the French army after the country abolished slavery in 1793. Louverture swiftly rose to the rank of Commander in Chief of the French forces in Haiti, and proved to be an effective leader. In 1794, the British army, under the pretense of the Napoleonic war, sent a force from Jamaica that occupied Port-au-Prince and some other towns, a welcome development for the remaining white population on the island. This British force was commanded by General Sir Thomas Maitland of the 62 Foot Regiment, for whom Wigglesworth was the army agent. In the end, the British were not successful. By 1798, the British army had been virtually wiped out by yellow fever, and in April of that year, Maitland withdrew the British forces from Haiti under a guarantee from Louverture that the remaining pro-British whites would be protected. In May 1801, Touissant established St. Domingo as an independent republic. This alarmed the French so badly that they subsequently sent an army of 25,000 that recaptured the island within a year, and by a ruse conveyed Louverture to France where he soon after died in prison.

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        Fattig mans wisthus och kök.

      Bifallit och belönt af kongl. Patriotiska sällskapet med den större skådepenningen i silfwer. Sthlm, A. J. Nordström, 1796. 8:o. 72 s. Bra ljusbrunt stänkdekorerat pappbd med benvit titeletikett (Johanna Röjgård). Gamla stänkta snitt. Enstaka lager- och småfläckar. Ett litet hörn avrivet överst på titelbladet. Bra ex. Du Rietz Gastronomisk spegel 56. Blomqvist Mat och dryck i Sverige s. 209. Leijonhufvud & Brithelli Kvinnan inom svenska litteraturen s. 145. En andra upplaga utkom 1797. Innehåller, förutom allmänna råd för hushållet, även recept på enklare rätter, anvisningar vid hästslakt och "Påminnelse om barna-upfostran". I ett inledande avtryckt protokollsutdrag signerat Johan Fischerström meddelas att Rückerschöld tilldelats Patriotiska sällskapets större skådepenning i silver. Anna Maria Rückerschöld (1725-1805), gift Dahl, var dotterdotter till Christopher Polhem och gav ut en handfull kokböcker, vars innehåll präglas av nytto- och spartänkande. De är tydligt målgruppsinriktade och detta är den enda svenska kokbok under 1700-talet riktad till fattigt folk.

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        SETTSU MEISHO ZUE [ Famous places in Settsu ] Maki 4 / Volume 4 : Osaka

      Illustrated by TAKEHARA, Shunchosai, 1 vol. 8vo (183 x 255 mm), blue wrappers, Osaka, Yanagiwara Kibei, Kansei 8-10 [ 1796 - 1798 ], 36 ff. [ 36 leaves) First edition. "The Settsu Meisho Zue is a collection of famous views, with commentary, of the province of Settsu". The present volume (or "Maki') is the fourth on twelve volumes of the most comprehensive record of the Settsu Province during the Edo period. This volume contains 27 woodcuts (most of them double-page) about Osaka, including the famous plate reproducing a Dutch delegation (with Hendrik Caspar Romberg) attending a theatre perfomance at Osaka. Good condition (small worm damage on margin, otherwise a very good and fresh copy). Pictures will be sent on demand. Chibbett, Hickman, Matsudaira, "A descriptive Catalogue of the pre-1868 Japanese Books", 201

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        Rambles Farther: A Continuation of Rural Walks: In Dialogues. Intended For the Use of Young Persons - Volumes I & II [2 Volumes in 1 Book]

      T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, London 1796 - SCARCE. v, [3], 156pp, [4], 152pp, [4], printed on laid paper, bound in full polished calf, binding tight, covers loose but still attached, spine label intact. Bookplate inside front cover, has name scratched out. Covers Good, Interior in Very Good++ Condition. Covers show upper spine edge loss. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TA., franz. Kirche, "Die französiche Kirche zu Potsdam".

      - altkol. Umrißkupferstich v. ( Joh. Friedr. Nagel), 1796, 17,7 x 28 Nicht bei Giersberg /Schendel und Drescher/Kroll. -Aus der Serie: "Sammlung aller schönen und merckwürdigen Parthien in sämtlichen Preussischen Staaten für seine Majestät den König, 1788". - Die franz. Kirche wurde von Knobelsdorf 1752/53 am Bassinplatz errichtet. Umbau durch Schinkel in den Jahren 1832 - 1834.

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        Leonora (Lenore)

      T. Bensley pour J. Edwards, E. et S. HardingLondon [Londres] Ed. originale 1796 Grand in-folio (37,5 x 27 cm), [4 ff.]-35 pages, planches. Pleine basane un peu postérieure (XIXe siècle), dos lisse, pièce de titre en maroquin noir, encadrements à froid sur les plats, gardes marbrées. EDITION ORIGINALE DE LA TRADUCTION EN ANGLAIS par William Robert Spencer de cette oeuvre célèbre de Gottfried Bürger (1747-1794), l'une des plus représentatives du mouvement "Sturm und Drang". L'originale parue en 1774 eut une immense influence sur le Romantisme naissant. La même année 1796, plusieurs traductions différentes parurent en Angleterre. Celle du poète Spencer (1769-1834) se distingue non seulement par sa qualité, mais aussi son impression, en grand format sur papier filigrané " J. Whatmann 1794 ", avec texte original allemand en gothique et sa version en anglais (les deux langues de la littérature gothique du XVIIIe siècle et du premier Romantisme), ainsi que par son illustration. L'exemplaire est COMPLET DU FRONTISPICE ET DES 4 GRANDES ET SUPERBES PLANCHES DESSINEES PAR DIANA BEAUCLERK (1734-1808), surnommée "Lady Di" bien avant la femme du prince Charles, gravées par Francesco Bartolozzi, Harding et A. Birrel. Deux en-têtes et quatre culs-de-lampe sont également présents. Elève de Joshua Reynolds, amie d'Horace Walpole dont elle illustra "The Mysterious Mother", Diana Beauclerk a transposé dans ces figures l'intensité macabre et fantastique du poème. Quelques frottements à la reliure, quelques rousseurs peu fréquentes. BEL EXEMPLAIRE A GRANDES MARGES DE CET OUVRAGE RARE.

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        Voyage de deux français en Allemagne, Danemark, Suède, Russie et Pologne, fait en 1790-1792.

      Desenne,, Paris 1796 - 5 volumes, T.I: Allemagne et Danemarck: viii, 391 p., 3 tables dépl.; T.II: Suède: viii, 556 p., 3 tables dépl.; T.III: Russie: viii, 372 p.; T.IV: Russie: [iv], 400s.; T.V: Pologne et Autriche: [iv], 299 p. - Reliure d'époque, demi basane marron foncé, pièce de titres dorés. Dos lisse avec filets et fleurons dorés. - 21 cm. Livre, en très bon état. - Fortia de Piles, Alphonse-Toussaint-Joseph-André-Marie-Marseille de (1758-1826) - Voyage effectué par l'auteur en compagnie de Louis de Boisgelin de Kerdu. Ce dernier publiera indépendamment un récit en anglais en 1810. D'origine provençale, Fortia de Piles quitta la France à la Révolution et parcourut l'Europe entre 1790 et 1795, pour se consacrer ensuite à des travaux d'érudition. Cet ouvrage est plus un guide pour "voyageurs que pour les lecteurs de cabinet" et témoigne d'une approche remarquablement moderne du type "guide touristique". On y trouve en particulier un grand nombre de renseignements concernant les fabriques, les mines, les hôpitaux, a rendu compte avec précision de tout ce qui fait la " puissance " de ces états : leurs forces terrestres et navales, leurs industries, manufactures, lois commerciales, Barbier IV:1072. Size: In-8° [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carey's General Atlas

      Philadelphia: Published by Mathew Carey, 1796. Folio. (14 1/2 x 9 1/8 inches). Letterpress title, 44 (of 45) engraved maps, lacking the large-scale map of the United States by Samuel Lewis, as usual. (Some foxing and staining, a few separations at folds). Contemporary sheep-backed marbled paper covered boards (worn, spine split)An important early American atlas."Following the Revolution, there was considerable activity in the United States by American mapmakers and publishers. One of them, Mathew Carey, was a pioneer in producing cartographic works ... In 1795 Carey published The General Atlas for Carey's Edition of Guthrie's Geography Improved . William Guthrie's popular textbook was originally issued in London in 1770 ... The sixteen maps of American states included ... were reprinted with five others in his American Atlas , which was also published in 1795 ... The engravers of the maps in both atlases were Barker, Scott, James Thackara, and John Vallance, all of Philadelphia, Samuel Hill of Boston, Amos Doolittle of New Haven, and Benjamin Tanner of New York" (Ristow).Carey's 1796 General Atlas which followed, i.e. the present atlas, contained the same maps as the 1795 Guthrie Atlas, but without mention of Guthrie on the title and with the significant addition of Samuel Lewis's large map of the United States which had not been completed in time for the Guthrie Atlas. However, that map is nearly always lacking from the atlas, as here.The maps comprise 2 world maps (one double-hemispheric, one Mercator projection), 20 maps of Europe, Africa and Asia, 20 maps of American interest (18 of North America, plus a map of South America and a map of West Indies), a polar projection of the Arctic and a map of the Northern Pacific.Evans 30162; Phillips Atlases 683; Sabin 10858.

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        Revolutions-Almanach von 1797 (= 5. Jahrgang) .

      Dieterichsche Buchhandlung Göttingen 1796 Mit Porträtfrontispiz ( \" Die königliche Prinzessin von Franckreich, Tochter Ludwigs XVI. \" ), gestochenem Titel mit Vignette ( Graf Clairfayt ), zusammen 16 Kupfertafeln ( davon 4 Porträtkupfer - so vollständig ), 4 n.n. Blättern, 368 Seiten, 2 n.n. Blätter \" Beylage zum Revolutions-Almanach \", marmorierter OPappband mit 2 farbigen Rückenschildchen und marmoriertem Buchschnitt, Klein8° ( 14 x 9 cm ). Die Porträtkupfer zeigen: \" Die Helden der alten Freiheit: Washington - Tell / Die Helden der neuen Freiheit: Horne Tooke - Ankarstrom - Chalier / Camus - Chenier - Lanjuinais / Erzherzog Carl - Wurmser. Inhalt u.a.: Dem Retter Deutschlands, zum Beschluß des 4ten Feldzugs wider die Franzosen, gefunden von Haschka - Karl Pictet, die Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika - Straßburg unter der Revolutionsregierung - Wahrheiten über Revolutionen, niedergeschrieben von Bayle. Der Pappband berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Innen handschriftliche Vermerke von alter Hand auf den Buchinnendeckeln in Bleistift ( entfernbar ), wenige Seiten gering fleckig, wenige Seiten gering angeknickt. Die Kupfer von guter Erhaltung, teils gering fleckig. Insgesamt guter, dekorativer Zustand mit der seltenen \" Beylage \". ( Gewicht 300 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Revolution, Frankreich, Almache, Französische Revolution, Bastille, Ludwig XIV., Marie Antoinette, Pictet, Nordamerika

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        DICCIONARIO UNIVERSAL DE FÍSICA 2 - Tomo II

      Imprenta de Don Benito Cano, Madrid 1796 - 424 pp. 15 x 21 cm. Exlibris. Encuadernado en plena piel, con tejuelo y dorados en lomo. Buen estado, papel limpio. Todos los envíos peninsulares se hacen por mensajería, con entrega en domicilio.

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        Group of three Autograph Letters Signed, two to fellow painters, David Roberts and Edward William Cooke and one to engineer, inventor and artist, James Nasmyth, each on blind embossed "Royal Scottish Academy of Painting & Sculptor" folded stationery, 8vo, Edinburgh, each dated July 17, 1862, and each with Royal Scottish Academy envelope bearing the Academy's embossed emblem

      1796. Hill writes to painters David Roberts and Edward William Cooke, and engineer, inventor and artist, James Nasmyth. Each is a letter of introduction for James Lorimer Graham, an American diplomat and book collector. Lorimer had also amassed a large collection of letters by contemporary luminaries with whom he corresponded. Hill refers to Grahams' acquaintance with notables in art and literature of his time. Graham had the letters bound in several volumes all of which were lost in a shipwreck. After his death, Graham's book collection was donated to his club in New York, The Century Association. Hill introduces Graham to fellow artist, David Roberts (1796-1864) in a two page letter written on first and second sides. "I had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of Mr. Graham and his lady during their [?] residence in Edinburgh. He is [?] interested in art & artists - in literary men and their works...." Hill refers to an "Exhibition" which he describes as "excellent." He signs, "D. O Hill." Hill writes to Edward William Cooke, (1811-1880), English landscape and marine painter, offering a similar explanation of who Graham is and signs, "D. O Hill." Hill writes the third letter to Scottish engineer and artist, James Nasmyth ((1808-90), best remembered for his invention of the steam hammer. Nasmyth shared with Hill an interest in photography. Hill opens his letter with humorous reference to Nasmyth's hammer, "My Dear Hamish of the Hammer." Hill mentions that Graham is a friend of Nasmyth's, "favorite author Washington Irving. - and one who knows...all the good authors & artists of America...." Hill signs, "D O Hill." Hill's tight handwriting gets smaller as he seems to squeeze his words into one page. The last lines and signature are compressed. Hill has written, "presented by J. Lorimer Graham...." in the lower left corner of each envelope. Condition: horizontal and vertical folds visible in each letter, some soiling to the three envelopes along with slight wear to the black borders.

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        The Shaver's New Sermon for the Fast Day. Respectfully inscribed to the Rev. and laborious clergy of the Church of England, by their humble servant, Pasquin Shaveblock, Esq. Shaver extraordinary

      S. Hand and H. Garson, New York 1796 - 12mo. 23, [1] pp. Crude title-page woodcut vignette, with caption: "I'll shave 'em like a punish'd soldier, DRY. No killing Swine shall make a sweeter cry." Collation: [A]6 B6. Complete. Modern sympathetic wrappers. Lightly toned, but the paper stock strong. Evidence of tape stain in two gutter margins. Early American imprint of a fake "Sermon for the Fast" which ridicules clerical, legal, political, and military "shavers." The text was attributed by Evans to John Macgowan, author of several works issued under the pseudonyms of "The Shaver" and "Pasquin Shaveblock." But Macgowan could not have written the present work as he had died in 1780, and the pamphlet first appeared in London in 1795. Furthermore, on the verso of the title-page are two "Testimonies in Favor of this Sermon," both of which were published fifteen years after Magowan's death. The one from the "Monthly Review" (1795, vol. XVI, no. 7, p. 357) reads in part: "This title-page needs little comment. The dullest reader will instantly perceive that this barber lathers with irony, and means to shave off all public fast-days with the razor of ridicule. The war, the administration, the clergy, -- all come in for a close-trimming; and the operation will be pronounced good-fun at the Goose and Grid-iron in St. Paul’s Church-yard, the Crown in Bow-lane, and the Bear in Bow-street. -- The text is: 'Take unto thee a Barber’s razor' (Ezek. V,1)." This is the very copy that first appeared in the 1978 MS Rare Books Catalogue 20 (item 413). Since that time only one other has been on the market (Sotheby's London, 28 January 1986, lot 60). Evans 30723. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Oekonomisch-statistische Beschreibung der Insel Fehmern.

      Schleswig 1796. Pappband der Zeit. XVI + 398 Seiten. Mit 6 Tabellen. Der Band etwas abgenutzt. Mit altem Stempel und Bibliotheks-Exlibris.

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        A New Map of Connecticut from the best Authorities 1799.

      J. Low, New York 1796 - Engraving. Published by J. Low, N. York. Engraved for New Encyclopaedia. Image size: 8 x 9 5/8". Frame size: 16 1/2 x 18 3/8". Inventory#: p1958pfat.

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        Du Contrat social, ou principes du droit politique.

      Paris, de l'imprimerie de P. Didot l'Aîné 1796 - L’UNE DES PLUS BELLES EDITIONS DU « Contrat Social » DE LA PERIODE REVOLUTIONNAIRE. « Jolie édition imprimée en caractères fins » (Dufour, 155). « Imprimée sur grand raisin vélin superfin de la fabrique de Delagarde aîné et compagnie, du Marais, n’a été tirée qu’à 200 exemplaires », tirage des éditions de grand luxe, à cette époque le tirage habituel était de plusieurs milliers d’exemplaires ». « Loin de faiblir, sa réputation grandissant ira jusqu’au culte. Pendant la Révolution, qui fait de lui son père spirituel, le culte deviendra frénésie. La nation n’avait plus qu’un hommage à lui rendre : le transfert au Panthéon, démarche ultime de la divinisation officielle, qui aura lieu le 11 octobre 1794. Au Panthéon où dormait déjà Voltaire, Cambacérès rendit hommage à « l’apôtre de la liberté et de l’égalité ». Robespierre était tombé depuis quelques semaines, la France recommençait à respirer.» (R. Trousson). LE CONTRAT SOCIAL A EXERCE UNE ACTION DECISIVE DANS L’EVOLUTION DE LA PENSEE POLITIQUE ET MORALE DU MONDE MODERNE. NOTONS QUE LA PENSEE MORALE ET POLITIQUE DE KANT SE RATTACHE DIRECTEMENT A LUI. MAGNIFIQUE EXEMPLAIRE IMPRIME SUR GRAND RAISIN VELIN SUPERFIN SANS ROUSSEUR AUCUNE RELIE EN SUPERBE MAROQUIN BLEU DE L’EPOQUE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRAVELS THROUGH GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, ITALY AND SICILY.

      London, printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, 1796.. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 2 VOLUMES 1796-97 TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN BY THOMAS HOLCROFT. 4to, approximately 280 x 215 mm, 11 x 8½ inches, folding map as frontispiece, 19 folding engravings, 7 after PIRANESI, 7 pages of musical notations. Pages: Volume 1, xviii, lacks half-title, [1]-506, Volume 2, xii, [1],-656, [1] = directions to binder, bound in full mottled calf, expertly rebacked with original spines relaid, tips of corners repaired, maroon and green gilt lettered labels to spines, extra gilt spines, gilt pattern to edges of covers, marbled endpapers. Pale age-browning and foxing to map and plates, with offset to facing pages, music pages have slight pale browning, a few top margins have strip of pale browning, shallow vertical crease to 4 leaves, due to folding plate, 4 small closed tears to margins neatly repaired, occasional small mark or fox spot but text mostly clean, bookplate to each pastedown, small old ink name crossed out at top of title page in Volume 1, otherwise a good tight set. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. Heavy set that might require extra shipping costs.

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        Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Abate Metastasio. In which are incorporated translations of the principal letters. 3 vols.

      - London : Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, 1796, 8°, XV, 407, (31); 1, (420, (30); (1), 414, (24 pp., Frontispiz-Portrait, 3 Halbledereinbände; frisches Exemplar. Sehr selten - Originalausgabe diese sehr wichtigen Quellenwerkes; vollständig jeder Band mit dem dazugehörigen Errata-Blatt! - - Groß angelegte Monographie des wohl berühmtesten Textdichters seiner Zeit. Charles Burney erläutert anhand zahlreicher Briefe Metastasio (unter anderem an Hasse, Jomelli, Martini) die biographischen Situationen und greift dabei häufig auf eigene Nachforschungen bei Zeitgenossen zurück. - - Pietro Antonio Domenico Trapassi ((1698 -1782)) better known by his pseudonym of Pietro Metastasio; was an Italian poet and librettist, considered the most important writer of opera seria libretti. - - "His poetry was intended for a certain style of music - for the music of omnipotent vocalists, of exceedingly skilled sopranos and castrati. When the operas of Christoph Willibald Gluck and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart-focusing more on psychology and less on virtuoso singing-came into vogue, a new style of libretto was needed. (However, Mozart did use an old Metastasio libretto for his renowned opera La clemenza di Tito.) The demise of castrato singing meant that Metastasio's operas dropped out of the repertory. - - Metastasio is known as an emotional, lyrical, and romantic poet. The chief dramatic situations are expressed by lyrics for two or three voices, embodying the several contending passions of the agents brought into conflict by the circumstances of the plot. The total result is not pure literature, but literature fit for musical effect. Language in Metastasio's hands is pure and limpid, perhaps due to his history as an improvisatory poet. He is said to have admired Torquato Tasso, Giambattista Marino, and Ovid." Wiki - - Charles Burney (1726 -1814) English music historian, composer and musician. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Danmarks og Holsteens Flora, systematisk, physisk og oekonomisk bearbejdet. Et Priisskrivt.

      1796 1796 - 2 bd. Kbhvn.: Buch, Popp 1796-1800. Med kobberstukne titelvignetter af Grosch og Lahde. X + 722 + [2]; X + 840 + [4] s. Let bruneret eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt halvlæder med farvede titelfelter og guldtryk på ryggene. * C.G. Rafn [1769-1808], dansk botaniker. Han fremhæves af Elias Fries, som den første skandinaviske botaniker, der forholdt sig kritisk til Linnés værker. Bibl. Danica II, 191. Christensen I, 106-08.

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        Le compère Matthieu, ou les bigarrures de l'esprit humain.

      Sans lieu, Imprimerie de Patris, 1796.3 volumes in-8 de [4]-308; [2]-326; [2]-360 pages, demi-veau brun, dos (insolés) lisses ornés de filets dorés, accrocs à deux coiffes, tranches jaspées. Orné de 9 figures hors-texte d'après Chasselat et que Cohen, 336, trouve médiocre et moi pas! C'est son ouvrage le plus fameux. Roman licencieux selon Bouillet, il fut d'abord attribué à Voltaire, comme la plupart des écrits de l'auteur. Gustave Vapereau n'est pas non plus très élogieux : « Roman cynique, plein de paradoxes contre la morale et le bon sens, unis aux plus basses trivialités ». Son humour moderne, proche de Sterne par ses digressions, de Rabelais et de Voltaire par ses inventions comiques au service de la critique acerbe, mérite pourtant d'être redécouvert. wiki! Bel exemplaire très frais.

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        Ferme ornée : or rural improvements. A series of domestic and ornamental designs, suited to parks, plantations, rides, walks, rivers, farms, &c. Consisting Of Fences, Paddock Houses, A Bath, A Dog-Kennel, Pavilions, Farm-Yards, Fishing-Houses, Sporting-Boxes, Shooting-Lodges, Single And Double Cottages, &c. Calculated for landscape and picturesque effects. Engraved on thirty-eight plates. With Appropriate Scenery, Plans, and Explanations. By John Plaw, Architect

      London: Published by I. and J. Taylor, at the Architectural Library, Holborn, 1796. - 4to, pp. [4], 13, [1] blank, with 4 pages of advertisements at end 'A catalogue of modern books on architecture. constantly for sale at J. Taylor's Architectural Library.,' in folio and folded at the foot to fit the volume, 38 sepia aquatint plates, tissue guards, untrimmed in orig. marbled boards, rebacked with orig. label laid down, some foxing to the tissue guards and to the plates (mainly in the margins), but generally a fresh copy. The publisher's cataloue at the end was clearly intended for issue with the work and we have been unable to locate other copies with these pages present. [ESTC N9750, listing the University of Bristol only but COPAC gives other locations for this edition.] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Encyclopédie des voyages, Contenant l'abrégé historique des moeurs, usages, habitudes domestiques, religions, fêtes, supplices, funérailles, sciences, arts, et commerce de tous les peuples. Europe (I-II), Asie (III), Afrique (IV), Amérique (V)

      (Paris): chez l'Auteur; chez Deroy, Libraire; chez les principaux Libraires de la République, 1796. First edition of this hand-colored encyclopedia of the peoples of five continents, an ambitious Enlightenment-era survey of the known world. The diplomat Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur was born in Montreal in 1757 and died in Paris in 1810. In that brief span he produced a series of illustrated works devoted to ethnography, the Encyclopédie being the most extensive. Issued in parts, the work spans five volumes: Europe (divided into two sections), Asia, Africa, and America. Grasset de Saint-Sauveur records the customs and costumes of each local population, from his own countrymen through increasingly remote civilizations, concluding with the latest discoveries in the New World. The lasting appeal of the work lies in the hundreds of vividly hand-colored plates that represent the peoples of the world, framed as glimpses into everyday life: a Neapolitan fruit vendor with his basket of grapes, a Senegalese warrior carrying both spear and gun, an Indian nabab with parasol and hookah, a West Indian drummer and dancers, a Tahitian girl in full court dress, an Indonesian astride an elephant, a Chinese Buddhist monk, Turkish women enjoying the baths, Bohemian peasants toasting in a tavern, a group of young Russians sledding. Like other French artists of the period, Grasset de Saint-Sauveur was particularly captivated by the recent Pacific exploration of Cook and La Perouse, and the final America volume is filled with images inspired by those voyages: portraits of the natives of Nootka Sound, Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, and more. Shortly after the publication of the Encyclopédie, Grasset de Saint-Sauveur would publish a rare composite image of many of these figures on a single plate dedicated to the New World, titled "Tableau des Decouvertes du Cap. Cook & de la Perouse." The title pages, as well as the advertisement in the first volume, describe the Encyclopédie as complete with 432 plates, a number echoed by bibliographers Brunet, Colas and others. However, the present example includes 438 plates, inclusive of the four frontispieces, more plates than any other recorded copy. The six additional plates, supplied from one of Grasset de Saint-Sauveur's later works in this vein, are "Russien" and "Russienne" in Volume II, "Habitants de la Carie" in Volume III, and "Sauvage de la Guiane," "Sauvagesse de la Guiane," and "Piaye-Medecin de la Guiane" in Volume V. The set features gilt borders around each plate and delicate hand coloring; most extant sets do not include the gold border, suggesting that this example may have been part of a deluxe issue. Text in French. Brunet II: 1711 (calling for 432 plates); Colas 1292 (calling for 428 plates and 4 frontispieces); Forbes I:249 and I:264; Lipperheide Ac 11 (calling for 428 plates and 4 frontispieces). A spectacular copy, in a handsome early binding. Seventy-two parts divided into five quarto volumes, bound in four, early nineteenth-century full vellum with central arabesques tooled in blind to center of boards, raised bands, manuscript titles to spines, green silk ribbon ties. Four hand-colored engraved frontispieces and 434 hand-colored engraved plates depicting the peoples of the world, borders heightened in gold, tissue guards. Many text leaves and plates printed on blue paper. Four pages of publisher's advertisements in volume I; volumes I and III-V bound without lists of plates. Ink shelfmarks and bookplates of the Earl of Dalhousie, Austin Smith, K.K. Wood, and J.R.P. to front pastedowns.

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        TETES DE DIFFERENTS ANIMAUX DESSINEES D'APRES NATURE pour donner une idée plus exacte de leurs caractères.:

      Naples 1796 - (Codice AN/3071) Portfolio di 13 tavole in folio (51x38,5 cm) con incisioni in rame di vario formato entro margini grandissimi, da cm 9x9 (testa di rapace) a 21,5x25 (testa di cavallo) a 22x22 (testa di bove), più grande frontespizio figurato con allegoria del Laocoonte. Legatura mancante, strappetti alle sguardie bianche e ultima tavola, accenno di orecchie. Alone da vecchia umidità al margine inferiore esterno di tutto il volume, che in 4 tavole tocca appena l'area della battuta, sfiorando in 2 casi 'immagine incisa. Cfr.: Andresen II.53.109, Benezit 8/323 e British Museum (Collection online). Prima e unica edizione di quest'opera che fu composta nel periodo napoletano: il Tischbein vi era giunto in compagnia dell'amico Goethe, ed era stato nominato direttore dell'Accademia Reale di Pittura di Napoli. Segnaliamo la bellezza di queste incisioni dovuta anche alla eccezionale nitidezza che nella stampa su carta è perfettamente conservata. Euro 3500.00 All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging

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        Mein Stambuch J. R. Mit folgenden handschriftlichen Einträgen unter anderen von Franziskus Wimmer (Geroldsche Buchhandlung), Teresia Edle von Römer, Catharina Römer, Joseph Luzac, Friedrich Sebastian Mayer (Schauspieler), Franciscus Römer, Ig. Rothmann (?), [Franz] Zaecherle, Friederike Salzer (nannte sich auch Friederike Susan), Francois Victorin, Viktorine (?) von Frankenburg, Michael Meixner.

      [Wien, -, um 1796]. o. Pag. Priv. HLd. der Zeit, m. RSchildchen. Einige Blätter herausgeschnitten, am Ende fehlen ca. 3 Lagen ebenfalls herausgeschnitten, Reste von Siegel a. T. und einer Seite, im Ganzen leichte Gbrsp. - Fragment eines Stammbuches aus Mozarts Zeiten. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Autograph; Viennensia

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        Ittiolitologia Veronese del Museo Bozziano ora annesso a quello del conte Giovambattista Gazola e di altri gabinetti di fossili Veronesi con la versione Latina.

      Verona, Giuliari, 1796-1809. Folio (54.7 x 38.6 cm), lii, cccxxiii pp., 76 plates (19 double-sized, five multiple folded). Contemporary style half calf over marbled boards; spine with gilt ornaments and title.= Only edition of the important precursor to the ichthyological works of Louis Agassiz, written by the Roman catholic priest Giovanni Serafino Volta (1764-1842), using material from the Museum of Count Gazola. Volta also worked for the famous natural history museum Museo di Lazzaro Spallanzani. It took 13 years to complete the work and therefore complete copies, like this one, are rare. It includes the important text and the Carta Topografica di Bolca e Vestena Nuova. The fish specimens figured are from the famous Monta Bolca site near Verona. The illustrations of the specimens are true-size, resulting in some spectacularly large plates, up to 150 cm wide. The last auction record, and the only one this century, was at the Berès sale in Paris (2006) at Euro 18,000 hammer, thus for over Euro 21,500 (then approximately GBP 19,000) in total. Title-page a bit soiled, Some marginal dampstaining to a few leaves, otherwise a very good, clean copy with the widest possible margins. Dean, p. 590; Nissen ZBI, 4289; Ward and Carozzi, 2260.

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