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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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      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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        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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      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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        Selectus Instrumentorum Chirurgicorum in usum discentium et practicorum tabulis exaratus. Cum usus declaration edidit Thomas Knaur cum indice tabularum et instrumentorum trilingui, latino, germanico, gallico

      Viennae. Alberti. 1796 - Cm. 33x21; pp. (12), XVI, 48, (2). 25 tavole, di cui 7 ripiegate, incise in rame, raffiguranti strumenti chirurgici. Legatura ottocentesca in mezza tela, tassello al dorso con titoli e fregi in oro, piatti marmorizzati. Leggero alone al margine esterno delle prime pagine. Ottimo esemplare [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("Ja. Wilkinson") to General Anthony Wayne

      Greeneville, 1796. 1-1/2 pp. Folio. Reception docket in Wayne's hand, creased, mounting remnant at left margin. 1-1/2 pp. Folio. Wilkinson anticipates Wayne's arrival at his quarters, "Lt. Smith my aid de camp, goes in to prepare my old Quarters, with your permission, for the accomodation of my family during our short stay at Fort Washington, and to make some necessary arrangements in my private affairs, previous to my ascent of the River to Pitts Burgh. The Dragoons here, would in the first instance, have been sent to your Excellency, but that they were not judged competent to the Journey in & out, and I considered it more essential, that they should be kept in flight, to attend you to the Head of the Line. Mrs. Wilkinson being accommodated in a back room, put up during the winter, I must hope, Sir, you will resume your old apartments, which are ready for you, and make use of my Table during your stay here".

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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. Deux volumes in 4° ; pp. (XVI), 258, (2) blank ; pp. (VI), 333, (1) ; demi veau et plats marbrés, reliure postérieure de style, décor doré au dos et pièces de titre à l'or, tranches mouchetées, larges marges, traces de vieillissement ou brunissures par endroit, sinon propre et frais, très bon et séduisant ensemble. Rare édition originale. J. Herrenschwand (1728-1811) fut un physiocrate tatrdif mais non orthodoxe. Schumpeter le décrit comme un économiste talentueux. Blanqui note "il forme la transition entre l'école de Quesnay et celle d'Adam Smith". Cet ouvrage est divisé en 3 parties. Dans la première Herrenschwand tente de définir le véritable objet de l'homme ou vraie destination comme il l'estime dans l'univers. Dans la deuxième, il décrit le système de gouvernement et d'économie politique qui doit l'aider à réaliser son but, et dans la troisième partie il traite de moralité et du système d'éducation nécessaire pour permettre à l'homme de trouver sa destination. Menger c. 592, INED 2264bis, Kress B 3197, Einaudi 2888, Goldsmiths 16540

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        Forsthandbuch. Allgemeiner theoretisch-praktischer Lehrbergriff sämmtlicher Försterwissenschaften; auf Seiner Königlichen Majestät von Preussen allerhöchsten Befehl abgefasst.

      Pauli 1800 und Berlin Auf Kosten des Verfassers, Berlin 1796 - 1. Teil: 3. rechtmässige, revidirte und stark vermehrte Auflage. 2 Teile in 2 Bden. Berlin, Pauli, 1800 und Berlin, Auf Kosten des Verfassers, 1796. 8°. LXIV, 872 S. mit 1 kolor. Karte und 6 num. Tabellen auf 9 gefalt. Tafeln; XLVIII S., 1 Bl., 774 S. mit 6 num. Tabellen auf 6 gefalt. Tafeln. Hldr.-Bde. mit je 2 Rückenschildern und etwas Rückenvergoldung. 1. Band in 3. Auflage, 2. Band in Erstausgabe. - Burgdorfs (1747-1806) Hauptwerk mit Anweisungen zum Plantagewesen, zur Bodenbeschaffenheit, zum Umsetzten der Bäume, zur Ungezieferbehandlung etc., der zweite Teil behandelt Bäume und Sträucher mit einer Anleitung "zur baumschulmässigen Erzeugung, Erziehung und Auspflanzung". - (Kanten berieben. Spuren eines entfernten Papieretiketts am Rücken, Leder teils etwas abgesplittert. Exlibris auf Innendeckeln. Titel gestempelt. Minim gebräunt, gutes Exemplar). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Things as They Are or The Adventures of Caleb Williams. In three volumes. The second edition corrected.

      London, G.G. and J. Robinson 1796, 180x105mm,VII- 293 + 285 + 312pages,relié plein veau, titres et tomaisons dorés, par endroits frottés. Bons exemplaires dans des reliures d'époque.

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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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Verklaaring van den Brief aan de Hebreen.

      Utrecht, Willem van Yzerworst 1796-1802 - 10 delen, Origineel Leer met ribben, goudbestempeld, 8° (Bovenkant rug deel 1 en 6 wat sleets. Mooie, uniforme set van deze uitgebreide verklaring van de Hebreeënbrief door Gisbert Bonnet, 1723-1805.)

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        Précis des caractères génériques des insectes, disposés dans un ordre naturel

      Paris et Brive, chez Prévost et de l'imprimerie de F. Bourdeaux, An 5 [1796-1797]. XIII-201-[7] pages et 1 grand tableau replié demi-basane havane moderne, dos lisse, titre doré An 5 [1796-1797], An 5 [1796-1797], in-8, XIII-201-[7] pages et 1 grand tableau replié, demi-basane havane moderne, dos lisse, titre doré, Première et unique édition, de toute rareté, de cet ouvrage du zoologue Pierre-Andre Latreille. Pour la première fois dans un tel livre, les insectes sont classés en fonction de leurs familles naturelles : "Latreille goal (...) was to arrange the genera of insects in their 'natural order' by taking numerous characters into consideration. His system was based essentially upon a combination of the characters that Linneaus and Fabricius had employed". Il comporte un "tableau replié de la division générale des insectes". Fils illégitime du baron d'Espagnac, Latreille (1762-1833) naquit à Brive-la-Gaillarde, où il fit imprimer ce Précis, son premier ouvrage d'importance sur l'entomologie. Il sera nommé, peu de temps après la parution, au Museum d'histoire naturelle. DSB VIII, pp.48-49. Quérard IV, p. 607. Déchirure sans manque au tableau et une lacune angulaire à l'un des derniers feuillets, sans perte de texte, et réparation à l'adhésif sur la dernière page

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        Dorf Schwarzau. Altkolorierte Umrissradierung aus Johann Vincenz Reim ?Österreichische Ansichten?, Wien 1834 - 53, 10,5 x 16 cm

      - Nebehay-Wagner 541 / 312.- Die Radierungen von J. V. Reim (1796-1858) gehören zu den größten Seltenheiten der österr. Ansichtengraphik. Alle Blätter erschienen im Eigenverlag u. wurden wahrscheinlich durchwegs von Reim selbst handkoloriert. Aus diesem Grund wurden von den meisten Ansichten nur wenige Exemplare abgezogen.- Gering braunfleckig.

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        Hohenberg. Altkolorierte Umrissradierung aus Johann Vincenz Reim ?Österreichische Ansichten?, Wien 1834 - 53, 10,5 x 16 cm

      - Nebehay-Wagner 541 / 480. - Die Radierungen von J. V. Reim (1796-1858) gehören zu den größten Seltenheiten der österr. Ansichtengraphik. Alle Blätter erschienen im Eigenverlag u. wurden wahrscheinlich durchwegs von Reim selbst handkoloriert. Aus diesem Grund wurden von den meisten Ansichten nur wenige Exemplare abgezogen.-

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        L'isola d'Islanda.

      Roma, 1796 - Incisione in rame, coloritura originale d'epoca, mm. 360x490. Buon esemplare ad ampi margini, coloritura ed impressione della lastra un po' leggere.

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        De l'Influence des passions sur le bonheur des Individus et des Nations.

      A Lausanne en Suisse chez Jean Mourer ; Hignou et Comp. 1796 In-8 de 376-(2) pp., cartonnage papier vert, étiquette manuscite (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale de deuxième état. Mme de Staël avait tout juste trente ans lorqu'elle publia cet imortant ouvrage, le premier de ceux qui allaient fonder sa réputation littéraire. L'ouvrage devait compter deux parties ; celle-ci, sur le bonheur des individus, et la seconde, sur le bonheur des Nations, qui ne fut jamais composée. « A peine l'ouvrage venait-il d'être publié que Mme de Staël décidait d'y apporter quelques indispensables modifications d'élocution, lesquelles entrainèrent pour l'éditeur la constitution de six cartons, en sorte que son édition se trouve représentée en deux « états » différents, bien qu'ils comportent, tous deux, le même nombre de pages et qu'ils soient agrémentés, tous deux, du même errata ». Très bon exemplaire. Escoffier, 81 ; Schazmann, 22 ; Longchamp, 29.

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        Che importa ai preti ovvero l’interesse della religione cristiana nei grandi avvenimenti politici di questi tempi. Riflessioni morali di un amico di tutti dirette a un amico solo

      s.t, 1796. 8vo (cm. 17,5), 192 pp. (segue) Idem, Raccolta di varie lettere che descrivono e attestano i prodigiosi segni veduti costantemente in varj luoghi della Marca, in alcune sante Reliquie ed Immagini e specialmente in quella della SS. Vergine Maria, posta nella Cattedrale di San Ciriaco di Ancona..., Roma, dalle stampe di Zempel 13 luglio 1796, XVI-64 pp. con il ritratto della Vergine inciso da Ant. Poggioli in antiporta f.t. (segue) Idem, De’ prodigj avvenuti in molte sagre immagini specialmente di Maria Santissima secondo gli autentici Processi compilati in Roma. Memorie... con breve ragguaglio di altri simili Prodigj comprovati nelle Curie Vescovili dello Stato Pontificio, Roma, dalle stampe di Zempel presso Vincenzo Poggioli 1797, LXIV-293(1) pp. con 26 incisioni su rame n.t. Legatura coeva in mz. pergamena con titolo, poco leggibile, ms. al ds. Tracce d’uso ai piatti. Tagli rossi. Lievi, sporadiche fioriture ma ottimo esemplare. Raccolta di tre opere, rare, in edizione originale; le prime due pubblicate anonime (Melzi I, 199; II, 399).

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        La religieuse.

      A Paris, chez Buisson, l'An cinquième de la République [1796].In-8 de [2]-411 pages, plein veau moucheté, dos à 5 nerfs orné filets, roulettes, titre et fleurons dorés, étiquette de titre bordeaux foncé, roulette encadrant les plats, filet doré sur les coupes, roulette intérieure, tranches dorées. Très légère griffure au premier plat, ex-libris moderne. Sans le faux-titre. Edition publiée en Angleterre, l'impression est calquée exactement sur l'édition parisienne. Adams, Bibliographie des oeuvres de Diderot, II, RC2, p. 377, qui ne mentionne pas de filigrane, ici il y en a un, la date est bien lisible: 1796. Adams signale que les catalogues de bibliothèque ne font aucune distinction en cette édition et celle de Paris. Un moyen rapide pour identifier l'english, c'est le premier filet, en dessus de l'adresse, qui doit faire 74mm. Arvi!

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      Paris sans nom 1796 - An 4 2 volumes in-4 (20 X 26,5 cm) veau havane raciné, dos lisses ornés de petits fers et de fleurons dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, tomaison de maroquin vert, tranches mouchetées. 539 + 559 pp. (Reliure de l'époque). Tome I. Grammaire. Art d'écrire. Dissertation sur l'harmonie du style. Tome II. Art de raisonner. Art de penser. Logique, ou premiers dévelopemens de l'Art de penser. Traité des animaux. (Une coiffe et un coin un peu frottés, sinon très bel exemplaire, dans une reliure élégante et décorative de l'époque).

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        Nuova carta marittima del Golfo di Venezia con tutte le isole e scogli di Dalmazia, e delle isole di Corfù, Ceffalonia S. Maura, Zante, Capo di Chiarenza, e Capo S. Maria, sino al Capo delle Colonne, nuovamente

      Venezia, 1796 - Incisione in rame su quattro fogli giuntati, eseguita da Andrea Fornari. Misura complessivi mm. 550x1510. Rarissima carta nautica dell'Adriatico, assai ricercata, ultima produzione cartografica veneta di rilievo.Esemplare molto ben conservato, in qualche punto con impressione un po' leggera della lastra. Rifilata anticamente alla battuta del rame; in alto e in basso il margine è stato anticamente ampliato; nelle giunte dei fogli vi è un lieve usuale arrossamento coretto nelli puntati principali.

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        Autograph quotation signed ("Herder"). N. p., 30. XI. 1796.

      1796. Oblong 8vo. 1 p. Unpublished poem "on St Andrew's day" (with a St. Andrew's Cross): "Was gebühret zum heutigen Fest dem frommen Hermiten? / Sagt, was fehlet ihm wohl? - Nichts als ein christliches Buch. / Auf dann! wandert zu ihm in seine verschneiete Zelle, / Drei Evangelien! bringt ihm noch ein viertes dazu / Gruß zum Jahre, das dir auf Sturmes Flügeln den Tag bringt, / Evangelien-Gruß, Freuden und Frieden und Heil! / Zwar ein wenig Heide, das bist du, und bleibst du. Die Taufe / Ist versehen an dir; bleibe nur bieder und gut!" - Occasional slight brownstaining.

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        Ordenanzas de la Ilustre Universidad, y Casa de Contratación de la M.N y M.L. Villa de Bilbao, insertos sus Reales Privilegios, aprobadas y confirmadas por el Rey Nuestro Señor Don Felipe Quinto, año de 1737

      Imprenta de Sancha, Madrid 1796 - formato folio. 369 p. 32 h. frontis grabado. cubiertas con fallos de la piel. Algunas páginas oscurecidas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Port Nord-Ouest: Chez F.N. Bolle, 1796. 8pp. Small quarto. Loose sheets. Contemporary manuscript notations. Moderately soiled and worn. Final page loose, torn in center of text with minor loss. About good. Early imprint from the colonial press at the French colony of Mauritius, also known as the Ile de France. The text deals with the Governor's reserve powers; it is signed in type by Governor Magallon. The Dutch were the first Europeans to become interested in the island, taking possession in 1598. After exploiting the island's dense forests for a century and introducing the cultivation of sugar cane and cotton, in 1710 the Dutch abandoned the colony. The French soon claimed it as "Ile de France," and the island remained under the control of the French East India Company until 1767. During the long war between France and England at the beginning of the 19th century, Mauritius proved to be an important strategic naval base, and as a result the British took charge of the island in 1810, and the Treaty of Paris confirmed official British possession in 1814. It remained an important sugar producing colony, and in the 20th century agricultural production was expanded to include tea, rice, and other produce. Printing began on Mauritius in 1768. During the French period, until 1810, only about 400 imprints were produced, mostly in the form of official documents and newspapers, though there are also almanacs and a few other items. All are quite rare. No copies located in OCLC; Toussaint locates a copy at the Mauritius Archives. TOUSSAINT A298.

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        ALS ("Iffland"). Mannheim, 15. V. 1796.

      1796. 4to. 1 p. on double leaf. With autogr. address. To his intimate friend, Hofkammerrat Franz Kirms (1750-1826). - Fol. 2 with slight clipped section due to broken seal; in old collector's folder.

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        Nuova carta marittima del Golfo di Venezia con tutte le isole e scogli di Dalmazia, e delle isole di Corfù, Ceffalonia S. Maura, Zante, Capo di Chiarenza, e Capo S. Maria, sino al Capo delle Colonne, nuovamente coretto nelli puntati principali.

      1796. Incisione in rame su quattro fogli giuntati, eseguita da Andrea Fornari. Misura complessivi mm. 550x1510. Rarissima carta nautica dell'Adriatico, assai ricercata, ultima produzione cartografica veneta di rilievo.Esemplare molto ben conservato, in qualche punto con impressione un po' leggera della lastra. Rifilata anticamente alla battuta del rame; in alto e in basso il margine è stato anticamente ampliato; nelle giunte dei fogli vi è un lieve usuale arrossamento

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        VOYAGES DANS LES ALPES, PRECEDES D'UN ESSAI SUR L'HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES ENVIRONS DE GENEVE, PAR HORACE - BéNEDICT DE SAUSSURE, Professeur émérite de Philosophie dans l'Academie de Geneve, & membre de plusieurs autres Académies / TOME VII

      A NEUCHATEL, Chez Louis FAUCHE - BOREL, Imprimeur du Roi ANNO: M.DCC.XCVI (1796) - quest'opera è citata su un catalogo, pubblicato dalla Regione autonoma Valle 'Aosta nel 1987, intitolato "DE SAUSSURE E IL MONTE BIANCO / DE SAUSSURE ET LE MONT-BLANC". Ho constatato che nel sopra citato catalogo, che indica le edizioni di quest'opera in mostra, non è indicata quella qui proposta. Si fa, infatti, menzione dell'edizione principale in quattro volumi in quarto, e si parla della ristampa dell'edizione (nel 1803-1806) presso lo stesso editore (Fauche Borel), sempre in quattro volumi in quarto. La ristampa dell'edizione originale in formato più piccolo (in otto volumi, in ottavo) viene, poi, attribuita all'editore Barde, Manget & Comp. Questo esemplare, invece, è anch'esso in ottavo e, presumibilmente in otto volumi, ma è stato stampato dall'editore dell'edizione principale (Fauche - Borel), nel 1796, in contemporanea con l'ultimo tomo dell'edizione principale stessa. Per questo motivo si tratta, presumibilmente, di PRIMA EDIZIONE. In vendita proponiamo il Tome VII contenente: 1) "Troisieme voyage Seconde Partie. Retour du lac Majeur à Geneve par la Saint Gotthard, 2) "Quatrieme voyage. Cime du Mont Blanc", 3) Cinquieme Voyage. "Col du Geant".IL VOLUME RISULTA DI ESTREMO INTERESSE PER LE DESCRIZIONI NATURALISTICHE MA, ANCHE, PER LE INDICAZIONI DI CARATERE SCIENTIFICO RELATIVE A BAROMETRI, TERMOMETRI, OSSERVAZIONI METEOROLOGICHE, . IL VOLUME, ASSAI RARO, SOPRATTUTTO IN QUESTA PARTICOLARE EDIZIONE E IN QUESTE CONDIZIONI DI CONSERVAZIONE, RAPPRESENTA UN PRESTIGIOSO ARTICOLO PER RAFFINATI BIBLIOFILI, SOPRATTUTTO SE APPASSIONATI DI TEMI DI MONTAGNA. STATO DI CONSERVAZIONE: PICCOLE MANCANZE SUL MARGINE SUPERIORE DEL RIVESTIMENTO DEL DORSO (vedi fotografia), UNA MANCANZA DEL RIVESTIMENTO DEL PIATTO POSTERIORE (angolo inferiore sinistro) - vedi fotografia, UNA PICCOLA MANCANZA SUL BORDO BIANCO (VERTICALE) DEL FOGLIO VHE CONTIENE LE PAG. 391-392 MA INTERNO MOLTO FRESCO E DECISAMENTE BEN CONSERVATO. RILEGATURA DECISAMENTE COMPATTA CON PIATTI IN CARTONE RIGIDO E DORSO IN SIMILPELLE (O PELLE?) CON CINQUE NERVI IN RILIEVO E SCRITTE E FREGI IN ORO. NUMERO DI PAGINE: 528 + indice. DIMENSIONI: 12,5 x 20,5 cm circa

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      Philadelphia: Printed by Thomas Dobson, 1796. xi,[1],150,[2]pp. Half title. 12mo. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked in matching style. Bumping and wear to tips of boards. 19th- century bookplate of Lawrence D. Knowles on front pastedown, his ownership signatures on front free endpaper. Text uniformly age-toned. Very good. The first American printing of Barrington's "narrative" and an early American voyage imprint. Barrington was a famous British thief who was transported to Australia with the Third Fleet in 1791. He had no part in writing books which are attributed to him, which are amalgams of information from the more official reports, but he was famous in England and a profitable choice to whom the chapbook publishers attributed authorship. Although fabricated, it was through such chapbooks that most readers, who could not afford the expensive official accounts, learned of Australia. The popularity of the Barrington account is evident from the numerous editions in which it was published, including this first American edition, which followed the year after the first English edition of 1795. A second American edition was published in 1800. All of the early editions are quite scarce, and this Dobson edition is fine evidence of the American hunger for information regarding voyages to new found lands. FERGUSON 235. WANTRUP, p.87. EVANS 30032. NAIP w029695.

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        L'Art des accouchements.

      Paris Méquignon 1796 2Paris, Chez Méquignon, 1796, 2 volumes in-8, veau jaspé, encadrement de filets noirs sur les plats, dos orné de 5 nerfs au décor floral et géométrique, titres dorés sur pièces de titre et tomaisons de maroquin rouge, filets dorés sur les coupes. 496 pages et 603 pages, 17 planches dépliantes. Troisième édition de cet ouvrage de Jean-Louis Baudelocque (Heilly en Picardie, 1745 - 1810 Paris), célèbre médecin accoucheur et père de l'obstétrique qu'il établît en discipline scientifique. Il fût le médecin accoucheur des reines d'Espagne, de Hollande, de Naples et de nombreuses dames de la Cour. Pressenti pour l'accouchement de l'Impératrice Marie-Louise d'Autriche pour la naissance du Roi de Rome, une congestion cérébrale l'obligea à se faire remplacer. Joint à l'exemplaire un billet manuscrit, sur papier bleuté, de Jean-Louis Baudelocque de 18 lignes, dressant procès-verbal sur un constat de virginité de trois jeunes filles. Le degré de précision dans l'observation des parties génitales de ces trois jeunes filles est étonnante. Ce billet est signé, accompagné de son titre: "Professeur à l'Ecole de Médecine de Paris" daté "An VII de la République", soit 1798. Petites usures, restauration aux mors, coiffes, petites taches et piqures internes, brunissures. Ex-Libris sur la première page de garde "Docteur Cornil Boirot, n°623".

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        Le fabbriche e i disegne di Andrea Palladio, raccolti ed illustrati da Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi. Opera divisa in quattro tomi con tavole in rame, rapprensentanti le piante, i prospetti, e gli spaccati. Tomo primo (-terzo). Vicenza, Giovanni Rossi, 1796.

      1796. 3 Bde. (von 4). VIII, 128 SS. Mit gest. Frontispiz und 52 teils mehrf gefalt. gest. Tafeln. IV, 76 SS. Mit 51 Tafeln. IV, 60 SS. Mit 52 Kupfern auf 50 teils mehrf. gefalt. gest. Tafeln. Einheitl. gebundene marmorierte Lederbände der Zeit mit Rückentitel und -vergoldung sowie goldgepr. Deckelbordüre. Gr.-4to. Wohl dritte italienische Ausgabe dieser Reihe, seltener als ihre zugleich erschienenen Pendants in französischer Sprache bzw. "con la traduzione Francese". Die erste Ausgabe erschien 1776-81, ebenfalls in Vicenza. - Reich illustrierte Ausgabe des bedeutendsten Werkes jenes Architekten, "der die stärkste und nachhaltigste Wirkung auf die Baukunst ganz Europas ausgeübt hat" (Thieme/B. XXVI, 165). Die Tafeln zeigen Grundrisse, Aufrisse, Fassaden und architektonische Details. Einbände berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Kapitale etwas lädiert. Innen sauber und praktisch fleckenfrei. Wie meist fehlt der vierte und letzte Band der Reihe, die ersten drei jedoch wie vorliegend komplett. Vgl. Kat. der Ornamentstichslg. Berlin 2722. Fowler 231. Avery 745.

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        Viaggio alle Indie Orientali umiliato alla Santita di N. S. Papa Pio Sesto pontefice massimo [...]. Rome, Antonio Fulgoni, 1796.

      1796. 4to. XX, 404 pp. With 12 engraved plates (6 with 2 illustrations each, thus totalling 18), engraved roundel portraits of Pope Pius VI (on the title page) and of the author (above the beginning of the main text) and several small woodcuts of "Indian hieroglyphs". Set in Roman and Italic types with occasional interspersions in Greek, Arabic, East Syriac, and Devanagari and more extensive texts in Malayalam, plus a Malabar song with a double staff made with built-up round-head music notes. 19th-century maroon half sheepskin, sewn on 3 recessed cords (but with 5 faux bands on the spine), blue textured paper sides, shell on shell marbled endpapers. First edition, in Italian, of a pioneering work of Indian linguistics and comparative philology by the Croatian Carmelite monk Filip Vesdin (1748-1806) who took the monastic name Paulinus a Sancto Bartholomaeo, with his 6-page dedication to Pope Pius VI. Although in name an account of Vesdin's missionary travels in southern India, including Pondicherry, Verapoly (Varappuzha) and Kerala, from 1776 to 1789, the book concentrates on religious tenets and practices, society, languages and scripts, taking a comparative approach. The author discusses the spread of Muslim influence in northern India and its influence on Sanskrit traditions. Outspoken in his opinions, Vesdin clashed with other scholars of his day. He learned Sanskrit and especially Malayalam, which holds a position of honour in the book. The Malayan type, used most extensively on pages 164-165 and 325, was cut for the printing office of the Propaganda Fide in Rome, which first used it in 1772. It seems to be the first type ever made for that script. The East Syriac, Devanagari (used for setting Sanskrit), Coptic and perhaps some of the other types were also cut for the Propaganda Fide. - Engraved bookplate of Gianni Boccoli illustrating a 1567 armillary sphere by Gemma Frisius. A few leaves slightly browned, showing occasional minor foxing, but otherwise in fine condition and only slightly trimmed, preserving some deckles. A pioneering work on Indian languages and society by a Croatian monk. ICCU, RAVE 004982. Milka Jauk-Pinhak, "Some notes on the pioneer Indologist Filip Vesdin", Scandinavian Conference-Seminar of Indological Studies, XII (1984), pp. 129-137. A. G. Pattaparambil, A study of Viaggio alle Indie Orientali (Roma 1796) (2007).

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        BOUND COLLECTION OF FIVE ILLUSTRATED WORKS BY STRUTT] ONE) A complete view of the dress and habits of the people of England, from the establishment of the Saxons in Britain to the present time, illustrated by engravings Taken from the Most Authentic Remains of Antiquity, (two vols; first edition, with coloured plates), TWO) Regal and Ecclesiastical Antiquities, new edition 1793 (with the supplement), THREE) Horda Angel-cynnan : or, a compleat view of the manners, customs, arms, habits, &c. of the inhabitants of England, three volumes, FOUR) The Chronicle of England (first edition, two vols). FIVE, sports and pastimes of the people of England, 1801, first edition, with coloured plates.

      London: printed by J. Nichols et al, 1796 - Nine volumes in all as follows: 1) Complete view of the dress and habits of the people of England. Volume 1, First edition. 1796 Quarto. Pp [x], lxxxviii, 124, coloured frontis and hand-coloured plates, numbered 1-8, I-LXVIII 2) Ibid, Volume 2. First edition. 1799. Quarto. Pp [ii], [lxxxix]-cxxxvi, [4], [125]-378, vii [i], coloured frontis and plates numbered lxix-cxliii. 153 plates in all (including frontises). Nice clean example, with good margins of Strutt’s major costume work. 3) The regal and ecclesiastical antiquities of England: containing the representations of all the English monarchs A new edition, to which is now added a supplement, containing twelve plates. London: Benjamin and John White, 1793. Quarto, pp 4, 119, [5], 14, with 60 finely engraved copper plates to the main text and 12 in the supplement, making 72 in all. A nice clean example. This is the first of Strutt’s studies to be illustrated with his own engravings. 4) Horda Angel-cynnan : or, a compleat view of the manners, customs, arms, habits, &c. of the inhabitants of England, Volume One, London, sold by Benjamin White: 1775. Quarto. Pp [iv], 112, engraved plates numbered I-LXVII, 5) Ibid. Volume 2, London, 1775, Quarto, pp 129, engraved plates numbered I-LX, 6) Ibid. Volume 3, London 1776, [4], 192, [10] (Index). engraved plates numbered I-XXX. Occasional very slight foxing, otherwise nice clean examples. 7) The chronicle of England, London: printed by Joseph Cooper, for Walter Shropshire, 1777, Volume 1, first edition, pp 365, [3], XXII plates as listed, 8) Ibid. Volume 2, first edition. 1778, viii, pp 201, plus twenty plates as listed. Pages 244-6 in volume 1 marked, otherwise a nice clean set. 9) Glic-gamena, Angel Deod, or the sports and pastimes of the people of England, London, for J. White, 1801, first edition. Quarto, pp [ii]. l, 301 [1], 39 coloured plates depicting various different sports, plus the frontis depicting chess players. Foxed to first and final leaves, otherwise a nice example. With good bright colours. UNIFORMLY BOUND IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY DARK GREEN FULL MOROCCO, with all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, contrasting labels and raised bands, spines slightly rubbed, but an excellent set overall. Strutt’s works are rather difficult to find in good condition, and this provides five of his most famous. Price includes postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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