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        K384]. Die Entführung aus dem Serail ein komisches Singspiel in drey Aufzügen. Im Klavierauszuge von August Eberhard Müller. [Piano-vocal score].

      Breitkopf und Härtel [without PN] [1796], Leipzig - Second edition. Very scarce. Köchel p. 384. Hoboken, Vol. 11, 142. Hirsch, Vol. IV, 48. RISM M4248.A Singspiel in three acts, first performed in Vienna at the Burgtheater on July 16, 1782 to a libretto by Christoph Friedrich Bretzner (Belmont und Constanze, oder Die Entführung aus dem Serail), adapted and enlarged by Gottlieb Stephanie the Younger."[Mozart's] prodigality of invention. is. a cause of the opera’s enduring fascination. Even as it endangers the dramatic whole, the music, paradoxically through its creation for a specific group of remarkable singers, turns the actors in this serious comedy into humans a little larger than life but of universal appeal." Julian Rushton in Grove Music Online.The arranger of this edition, August Eberhard Müller (1767- 1817), served as Thomaskantor in Leipzig from 1801 until 1810, and as court Kapellmeister in Weimar thereafter.A very attractive early edition of Mozart's well-known Singspiel. Large oblong quarto. Contemporary patterned paper boards with decorative cut-paper label to upper with contemporary calligraphic titling and decoration. [i] (title), [i] (cast list), 154 pp. Typeset. Text in German.Binding somewhat worn and rubbed. Uniformly browned throughout; occasional light creasing; several leaves with minor marks in pencil or blue crayon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Fabbriche e i Disegni di Andrea Palladio raccolti ed illustrati da Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi. Opera divisa in quattro tomi con tavole in rame rappresentanti le piante, i prospetti, e gli spaccati. Tomo primo [-quarto]


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        The Pilgrim's Progress. To which is Prefixed the Life of the Author With a key to the Allegory and a Critique on its Beauties. Part I [II]

      London: T. Heptinstall, 1796. Portrait, engraved titles, title vignettes after Corbould, and 8 plates by Neagle, Springsguth, J. Saunders,W. Tayler, Rothwell after C. Woolley, and T. Stothard. 434, [1, binder's ad] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Two parts in one volume. Nineteenth Century elaborate tree calf, gilt spine, inner hinges strengthened. Fine. Portrait, engraved titles, title vignettes after Corbould, and 8 plates by Neagle, Springsguth, J. Saunders,W. Tayler, Rothwell after C. Woolley, and T. Stothard. 434, [1, binder's ad] pp. 1 vols. 8vo.

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        A missionary voyage to the southern Pacific Ocean, performed in the years 1796, 1797, 1798, in the ship Duff, commanded by Captain James Wilson. Compiled from journals of the officers and the missionaries; and illustrated with maps, charts, and views ...

      First edition. This account of a mission to Polynesia and Tahiti (funded by the London Missionary Society) supplies, it must be said, much more by way of the missionary travellers' interested observations of lands and people's exotic to them than it does reports of the proselytizations they pursued; it was compiled by chief mate William Wilson from his own journals and those of Captain James Wilson. Dr. Thomas Haweis, co-founder of the London Missionary Society, edited the work and the Rev. Samuel Greatheed provided (anonymously) the "Preliminary discourse; containing a geographical and historical account of the islands where missionaries have settled, and of others with which they are connected." The Hill catalogue says, "The narrative is fresh, although sometimes naive, and provides a glimpse of everyday life on the islands that the mariner or naturalist didn't consider worth reporting." There is a most interesting Appendix, also, canvassing everything from native dress to houses to dances to cookery to canoes to marriage and the place of women to funeral customs -- not forgetting human sacrifice and sports.The volume is illustrated with six plates and seven oversized, folding maps, and includes an extensive list of subscribers. An inferior, less expensive edition appeared in the same year, printed by Gillet; the present example is sometimes identified as the Gosnell edition to distinguish it from the Gillet production.

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        The Ancient Bee-Mafter's Farewell: Or Full and Plain Directions for the Management of Bees to the greateft Advantage;

      London, for G. G. & J. Robinson, 1796.. Hardcover. Fine. HARDBACK new half-calf with marbled boards gilt rules and lettering on spine labels frontispiece (= plates I & II) pages: xvi 273 uncut but opened 140mm x 224mm (5.5 x 8.75") a duplicate from the S. A. Baldwin Bee Library former owner's details handwritten on half-title with small sketch of bee hive small pencilled note about hive division on bottom of plate 1. A very fine copy. Scarce. British Bee Books 154." 0

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        The frugal housewife: Or, complete woman cook.

      Philadelphia: James Carey 12mo (17.2 cm, 6.75"). 132 pp.; 2 plts.. 1796 Fourth American edition (following the London and Boston first editions of 1772) of this landmark work of early British cookery. Not much is known about Carter herself, but her emphasis on a variety of tasty, accessible gravies and sauces has stood the test of time. Although in its initial U.S. appearances, the Frugal Housewife was strictly oriented towards British cuisine and ingredients, it was later adapted and expanded for American housewives, and portions of the original publication directly formed the basis for the first American-authored cookbook: Amelia Simmons's American Cookery. The work includes chapters on pickling and preserving and on homemade wines, and is illustrated with two engraved plates that depict trussing techniques for cooking fowls and hares. Provenance: Flourishing old signatures of "J. Lowry" to pastedown and title-page. Contemporary treed sheep, moderately rubbed and with some chipping; spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label (also chipped), boards slightly warped, and joints well repaired. Paper somewhat browned and foxed but quite strong, with pp. 41–44 long ago supplied from another copy; some edges ragged and corners bumped. Back free endpaper and last few leaves lightly waterstained. Inscriptions as above. Now housed in a maroon cloth clamshell case with gilt-stamped spine label of matching leather.

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        Gazette Nationale, ou Le Moniteur Universel; commencé le 24 novembre 1789, et précédé d'une introduction historique, remontant au 5 mai 1789, contenant un abrégé des anciens États-Généraux, des assemblés des notables et des principaux événemens qui ont amené la Révolution. VIII, 248 S. (darin zahlreiche mehrf. numerierte); Nr 1-131 (5. Mai-31. Dez. 1789), das sind 592 S. (532 S. und 60 S. 'Pièces justificatives'). Gr.-Folio. Halblederbd d. Z. auf 6 Bünden (bestoßen, Gelenke angeplatzt, Kapitale mit Fehlstellen) mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung.

      Paris, M. Selier, (1796). - Die 'Gazette Nationale' oder 'Le Moniteur Universel', die wichtigste Tageszeitung der Revolutionszeit und des Empire, war von Charles-Joseph Panckoucke am 24. November 1789 gegründet worden und erschien bis 1832. Bemerkenswertes Dokument, in dem hautnah über die revolutionären Ereignisse berichtet wird. So wird u. a. in der Nummer 20 vom 17/20. Juli ausführlich auf zwei dreispaltigen Folioseiten über "Détails des circonstances qui ont amené la prise de la Bastille, et relation de cet événement" berichtet, mit Fortsetzung in Nummer 21. Dieser Nachdruck wurde ab 1796 wohl von Léonard Gallois veranstaltet und von mehreren Druckern/Verlegern ausgeführt; Gallois fügte eine umfangreiche historische Einleitung hinzu (248 S.) und konzipierte die neuen Nummern 1-93 für den Zeitraum vor Beginn der der Panckoucke'schen Veröffentlichung. "Le répertoire historique, le plus vaste, le plus curieux et le plus complet, pour l'époque, qui embrasse, l'histoire de la Révolution. Il eut pour fondateur Charles-Joseph-Panckoucke. Outre les évènements journaliers, elle contiendrait en entier, les actes publics, les diplômes, les traites et toute les pièces intéressantes qui méritent d'être conservées (.). Le moniteur, redigé dans un système tout à fait conforme à l'esprit du nouvel ordre de choses, se distingua de toutes les feuilles que la Révolution vit simultanement éclore, par la mésure et la convenance du ton, dans la discussion des interêts publics, comme dans l'exercice de la critique littéraire (.). C'est cette souplesse que lui avait imprimée son fondateur, qui au milieu des ruines des autres journaux lui permit de traverser impunement les orages révolutionnaires et fit sa fortune" (Hatin, Bibliographie historique et critique ,1866, S. 125-127). Die meist aus zwei Blättern bestehenden Nummern berichten zuerst aus der Außen- und Innenpolitik, behandeln dann die Sitzungen der Convention Nationale, oftmals mit vollständigem Abdruck der Reden, und schließen mit Besprechungen von neu erschienenen Büchern, Theater- und Musikkritiken, Anzeigen, Börsennachrichten und einer Übersicht der Theateraufführungen. – Titel etwas geknittert, wenige Blatt gelockert. – Hatin 125-127. Vgl. Tourneux 10378 und Martin/Walter 1506. Siehe ausführlich Heinrich Cunow, Die revolutionäre Zeitungsliteratur Frankreichs . 1789-95, S. 113 ff.

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        Zum ewigen Frieden. Ein philosophischer Entwurf.

      Königsberg, bey Friedrich Nicolovius, 1796. Neue, verm. Aufl. 8vo. 112 S. Neuer schöner Halbledereinband. Zweite, vermehrte Ausgabe der bahnbrechenden und seltenen Altersschrift Kants, maßgebliche Auflage des Spätwerks. Mit handschriftlichem Eintrag von alter Hand \"Schaden`s Nachlaßs W. Staehlin, 1852\". - In der gestalterischen Form eines Friedensvertrages legt Kant dar, daß der Frieden zwischen den Staaten kein natürlicher Zustand sei und deshalb stets neu gestiftet werden müsse und welche Mittel dazu geeignet seien. Es müsse ein allgemeines Rechtssystem erarbeitet werden, dem sich die Politik unterordne. Verträge zwischen den Staaten müssten Rechtsverbindlichkeit besitzen. Kant wendet in der Arbeit seine Moralphilosophie auf das Gebiet der (internationalen) Politik an, prägt so einen Begriff des Friedens, wie er auch der Charta der Vereinten Nationen zugrunde liegt: \"Das Recht der Menschen muß heilig gehalten werden, der herrschenden Gewalt mag es auch noch so große Aufopferung kosten\" (Anhang). Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        THE BIRTH-DAY GIFT OR THE JOY OF A NEW DOLL, From Papers Cut By A Lady...

      London: Tomkins 1796. London: Tomkins: , 1796. London: Tomkins 1796. With engraved title page dedication to "Her Royal Highness, The Princess Amelia, this Book... Is with permission most humbly dedicated by Her Royal Highness's very much obliged Servant, P. W. Tomkins, historical engraver to Her Majesty." See WOMEN & THE BOOK (ABA Summer Exhibition 2008) # 84 where a brief account is given of Elizabeth Lady Templeton, lady to Princess Amelia and modeller in cut paper designs, which are here engraved within attractive borders by the Bartolozzi pupil, P. W. Tomkins. Templeton designed for Wedgwood "Figures of women and children engaged in domestic pursuits." ( see www. wedgewood museum. org. uk/home). Scarce in very good condition. Oblong quarto (28 x 37 cm); decorative engraved title page + 7 engraved plates. Original wrappers, paper backing perished; plates in very good condition, but for light foxing to title.

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        Histoire des Vaudois, ou des habitans des vallées occidentales du Piémont, qui ont conservé le christianisme dans toute sa pureté, et à travers plus de trente persécutions, depuis les premiers siècles de son existence jusqu'à nos jours.

      - « . Sans avoir participé à aucune réforme. » 1796 (date indiquée dans « Catéchisme des Vaudois »), sans nom d'éditeur. 2 volumes in 12 en un se décomposant ainsi : 132 pages (XLIV + 2 ff + 2 ff blancs + 27 à 132) & 268 pages. La page de titre du tome premier est déchirée sans manque de texte. La reliure est en demie toile moderne de sauvegarde, titre au dos manuscrit. Ouvrage très rare contenant entre autres textes anciens vaudois, le célèbre « Catéchisme des Vaudois tel qu'il a été publié par eux en l'année 1100 » sur deux colonnes, dans son texte original et sa traduction en langue française par l'auteur.

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        Untersuchung über die Natur und die Ursachen des Nationalreichthums. Aus dem Englischen der vierten Ausgabe neu übersetzt.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1796 - 1799.4 in 2 Bänden. XX, 435 S., IV, 260 S.; IV, 420 S., IV, 460 S. Pappbde. d. Zt. Kress B 3290; Menger 521; nicht bei Humpert. - Wohl unrechtmäßiger Nachdruck der zweiten deutschen Ausgabe 1794 - 96 in Breslau bei Korn, übersetzt von Christian Garve. - Eines der bedeutendsten Werke in der Geschichte der Nationalökonomie. - Titel von Tl. 1 und erste Bll. etwas knittrig, in den Rändern gebräunt, stellenweise etwas fleckig, Insgesamt wohlerhalten. Bitte um Beachtung: Urlaubsbedingt erfolgt der Versand Ihrer Bestellung erst am 21. März 2016. Ich bitte um Verständnis. Bücher de

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        Handbuch für Kunstliebhaber und Sammler über die vornehmsten Kupferstecher und ihre Werke. Vom Anfange dieser Kunst bis auf gegenwärtige Zeit. Chronologisch und in Schulen geordnet, nach der französischen Handschrift des Herrn M.Huber bearbeitet von C.C.H. ROST [Bd.6ff.:] C.G.Martini. Erster Band. Deutsche Schule (- Neunter Band. Englische Schule.) In fünf Bänden.

      bey Orell, Geßner, Füßli und Compagnie, Zürich 1796 - 1796 – 1808. I: XL, 319 S.; II: 399, (1) S.; III: Titel, 355 S.; IV: Titel, 288 S.; V: Titel, 435 S.; VI: Titel, 341 S.; VII: Titel, 387 S.; VIII: Titel, 374 S., (1) Bl.; IX: 444 S. Halblederbände (um 1830) mit Rückenvergoldung. Berieben, Bde 1 u.9 später neu aufgebunden und beschnitten, Höhe deshalb abweichend. Erste Ausgabe (Orell-Verlagsbibliographie 644 [Umfang für Bd.8 abweichend „368 S.“, kennt den Nachtrag zu Bd.6 „Monogrammen der ältern Niederländer“ (S. 369ff.) nicht]; Bigmore/Wyman I,347 "Wellknown and standard book of reference"). – Teils etwas stockfleckig, Initialstempel a.d. Titel. Jedem Buch beigebunden sind ca 25 weiße Bll. mit mehr oder weniger umfangreichen handschriftl. Ergänzungen und Zusätzen, die bis ca 1830 reichen. So vollständig nicht häufig, interessant auch wegen der handschriftl. Ergänzungen. Huber (Frontenhausen/Vilsbiburg 1727 – 1804 Leipzig) lebte seit ca 1750 im Kreis der Enzyklopädisten in Paris, wo er durch einige Übersetzungen einer der frühesten Vermittler deutscher Literatur in Frankreich wurde. 1766 übersiedelte er nach Leipzig. „Vor allem aber brachte er seine Fähigkeiten und Kenntnisse in das Handbuch für Kunstliebhaber . ein, das die Leipziger Kunsthändler ROST und MARTINI aus HUBERs französischem Manuskript übersetzten und, geringfügig bearbeitet, herausgaben. Als oft konsultierter Kunstsachverständiger und vielseitiger Weltmann führte HUBER gewiß die ‚glänzende Existenz‘, von der seine Schwiegertochter THERESE HUBER sprach, auch wenn die materielle Seite bescheiden blieb. Doch bildete sein gastliches Haus ein Zentrum Leipziger Kultur: OESER, GELLERT, WEISSE, CHR.L.V. HAGEDORN, THÜMMEL, GARVE und viele andere verkehrten hier, und auch GOETHE erwähnt HUBER rühmend in Dichtung und Wahrheit (8. Buch).“ (NDB 9, S.685f.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments...and the Apocrypha.

      Philadelphia: Pr. by Jacob R. Berriman for Berriman & Co. Folio (42.2 cm, 16.7"). [748] pp. (2 final ff. of back matter lacking); 18 plts.. 1796 Bible collector's treasure: the first edition of the Berriman Bible. Noted for its excellent illustrations by several contemporary American engravers, including Alexander Anderson, Cornelius Tiebout, Francis Shallus, and William Rollinson, this large and handsomely produced lectern-sized folio Bible is printed in two columns with sidenotes including scriptural cross-references and a chronology. The plates include scenes of Adam and Eve in paradise (frontispiece), the Egyptian midwives drowning the Hebrews' infant sons, Judas Maccabaeus slaying Apolloninus, and Judas betraying Christ with a kiss; the maps show the presumed historical setting of the Garden of Eden and the Holy Land. One plate in this copy ("The Parting of Lot and Abraham") is bound in upside-down. Provenance: Title-page with inked inscription in upper margin: "Benjamin Morris to Samuel White Sept. 17th 1826," and with tipped-in typed slip noting presentation to a seminary by the Rev. John Cyrus Madden (class of 1893), who had received the book from Charles Reifschneider, a descendant of White. Spine with gilt-stamped leather label reading "Deborah Morris to" — only! Early 19th-century mottled sheep, covers framed in blind roll, spine with gilt-stamped title label and compartment decorations; scuffed and rubbed, gilt now mostly lost, front cover with inkstain, front joint cracked but holding and back one holed, back free endpaper lacking. Spine head chipped with one label partly cut (yes, cut) away, and foot with inked shelving number; other library markings including bookplate, pressure- and rubber-stamps, and a few typical annotations. Pages age-toned to browned with offsetting and foxing ranging from mild to moderate, occasional spotting and smudging, some dog-eared corners;some leaves with margins chipped or short edge tears, a few with tears extending into text (some with loss of a few letters). Two leaves in Jeremiah torn with upper portions lacking, one leaf crudely repaired some time ago, last leaf tattered; two final leaves (last portion of tables section and the subscribers list) lacking, with scraps of the "Table of Kindred & Affinity" laid in. => Marked by time and use, still an agreeable and interesting example of a noteworthy edition.

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        Beym Brockthor. Kolorierte Umrißradierung vom Friedrich Rosenberg.

      1796. 1796 - 19,1 x 25,3 cm. Unten links in der Platte signiert "F. Rosenberg" Aus der acht Blätter umfassenden Folge "Aussichten vom Hamburger Wall" [SW - Ansicht, Ansichten, Hamburgensien, Hamburgensie] [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Sermon predicado el dia 31 de mayo de 1795, en la solemne accion de gracias que celebró por el cumplimiento, de un siglo de su fundacion, el Convento de religiosas teresas de Guadalaxara, corte de la Nueva Galicia.

      Guadalaxara: Impreso ... por D. Marinano Valdez Tellez Giron Small 4to (20.5 cm; 8"). [6] ff., 25, [1] pp.. 1796 Our sermonizer was "tesorero de la santa iglesia" of Guadalajara. The Carmelite nuns of the Convento de Religiosas Teresas are celebrating their centenary and are paying to have the the celebratory sermon printed, dedicating it to "la Virgen Madre, venerada con el título de la expectacion en la sagrada imágen de Zapopán," and providing a four-page introduction to the publication. Moreno uses Matthew 28:20 as the starting point for a homily on the monastery's founding. This is one of the first publications printed in Guadalajara, which did not get its first press until 1793. Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate only six copies in U.S. libraries. No copies are located via the OPACs of the Mexican or Spanish national libraries, of the Universidad de Guadalajara, or via CCPB or COPAC. Original plain wrappers, small dark discoloration at top edge of front one and lesserly to first leaf. A fine copy.

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        Sammlung von Korrespondenzien und anderen Archivalien, zumeist aus seiner Zeit am preußischen Hof, darunter mehrere eigenhändige Schreiben von Friedrich dem Großen und eigenh. unterschriebene Schriftstücke von König Louis XV.

      Versailles, Potsdam u. v. a. O., zumeist 1739-1756, angereichert durch weitere Stücke (1570-1796). - Vorerschlossen in 12 Faszikeln: 1) 10 Schreiben von Friedrich dem Großen an bzw. für Valory (zumeist mit eh. U., davon 2 gänzlich eh.) sowie eine teils chiffrierte Beilage; 2) 8 Schreiben von Louis XV. an Valory bzw. Friedrich den Großen, alle mit eh. U.; 3) 25 Schriftstücke (Korrespondenz, Memoires, Verträge) zur europäischen Politik in zeitgenöss. Abschrift; 4) 8 Schreiben des frz. Premierministers Kardinal André-Hercule de Fleury an Valory mit eh. U.; 5) 5 Schreiben frz. Diplomaten an Valory; 6) 6 Schreiben verschiedener Diplomaten an Valory sowie 1 Teilabschrift eines Geheimvertrags; 7) 6 Schreiben des preußischen Kabinettsministers Heinrich Graf Podewils an Valory, davon 3 gänzlich eh.; 8) Schreiben von Karl Albrecht von Bayern, als erwählter Kaiser Karl VII., und Schreiben von Karl Eugen Herzog von Württemberg, beide an Valory, mit eh. U.; 9) 3 eh. Schreiben mit U. von Johanna Elisabeth von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf an Valory; 10) 4 Schreiben von Friedrich Wilhelm II. von Preußen an den Marquis de Boyer d'Eguilles; 11) 9 diverse Schriftstücke, zumeist Korrespondenz der 1740er/50er Jahre in Abschrift; 12) 33 diverse Schriftstücke des späten 16. und frühen 17. Jhs., zumeist von deutschen Fürsten an den König von Frankreich. Zus. 353 SS. Versch. Formate, zumeist Folio und 4to. Hochinteressante Dokumentsammlung aus dem Nachlass des französischen Diplomaten Louis Guy Henri de Valory (Valori), der 1739 als französischer Gesandter an den preußischen Hof kam und dort bis 1750 wirkte, dann 1756 kurzfristig als Botschafter nach Berlin zurückkehrte. Der greise Kardinal und de-facto-Premierminister André Hercule de Fleury hatte den Offizier Valory, der sich im Spanischen Erbfolgekrieg ausgezeichnet hatte, nach Preußen geschickt, um am Hofe Friedrich Wilhelms I. die Interessen von Louis XV. zu vertreten; insbesondere sollte er das französisch-preußische Bündnis gegen das Habsburgerreich festigen. Valory entledigte sich seiner Mission erfolgreich: Er wirkte mehrfach auf die preußische Bündnispolitik ein, arrangierte die Ehe zwischen dem Dauphin und Maria Josepha von Sachsen (1747) und zählt zu den Architekten des Friedens von Aachen (1748). Obwohl der Kronprinz Friedrich zunächst wenig von Valory hielt, fand er bald Gefallen an dem so gebildeten wie originellen Kopf, und nach seiner Thronbesteigung als Friedrich II. bezeugte er ihm mehrmals seine Freundschaft. Zu den vorliegend überlieferten zehn Schreiben Friedrichs des Großen zählen zwei eigenhändige Billetts (davon eines im Umfang von 3 Seiten); ein weiteres weist eine sechszeilige eigenhändige Nachschrift auf (während Friedrichs Bevollmächtigung für Heinrich Graf Podewils zu einem preußisch-französischen Defensivbündnis neben der Unterschrift das wohlerhaltene königliche Lacksiegel trägt). Die meisten dieser Schriftstücke stammen aus dem ersten Jahr des Ersten Schlesischen Kriegs, mehrere sind in Feldlagern verfasst. Bei Valorys Abschied aus Berlin 1750 spricht ihm Friedrich mit warmen Ausdrücken seine Zufriedenheit aus, und bei seiner abrupten Abberufung 1756 widmet er ihm mit eigener Hand die persönlichen Worte: "Après la façon outrageante dont votre cour se comporte envers moi, vous ne trouverez point étrange que je ne réponds point au ministre de France, mais à mon vieil ami. Je suis fâché de votre départ, et vous pouvez être persuadé que je ferai non seulement des vœux pour votre santé, mais encore pour votre fortune. Faites mes compliments à mes amis dans le pays où vous allez, si j'en ai encore. Pour moi, je vois toutes les extravagances qui arrivent, de sang froid, et vous pouvez être persuadé que, bien loin d'en être découragé, ce m'est un nouvel aiguillon qui m'animera à faire l'impossible possible l'année qui vient. Adieu, mon cher Valory, je vous souhaite un heureux voyage. Federic". - Von Minister Podewils liegen sechs teils eigenhändige Schreiben an Valory vor, die von September 1741 bis kurz vor Ausbruch des Zweiten Schlesischen Kriegs reichen. Von französischer Se

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        America nach der zweyten Ausgaben von Arrowsmith Weltcharte und dessen Globular Projection nach den Berichten der Jesuiten und anderer Reisebeschreiber, und nach Reymals, Gatterers, Angaben entworfen von C. Mannert. Herausgegeben mit Keiserl. Allerg. Privil. Nürnberg bey Adam Gottlieb Schneider u. Weigel. 1796.

      Adam Gottlieb Schneider u. Weigel, Nürnberg 1796 - Copper engraving, hand colored in outline when published. In excellent condition.

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      Philadelphia & Washington. -1849. 1796 - Thirty-one volumes. First three volumes (Folwell's edition of first through fourth Congresses): 494,[1]; 576; 477,[1]pp. plus [130]pp. of index. For other volumes, see entries in Evans and Shaw & Shoemaker. Each volume is individually indexed. Bindings vary: Calf, half calf, sheep, or original wrappers. See below for full descriptions. Condition also varies, with significant wear or soiling affecting bindings on several volumes. Some scattered foxing, but still internally clean. Overall condition is quite good. An important and complete collection of United States laws for the period from 1789 through March 1849, beginning with the three volumes of the Folwell edition for the Acts of the first four Congresses (printed in 1796- 97). The proceedings of the next twenty-six Congresses are here in the original publications of United States laws for that period. The first four volumes were printed in Philadelphia, but beginning with the sixth Congress in 1801, all the laws were printed in Washington. A highly important collection of the earliest laws of the nation, detailing all manner of interesting legal issues from the beginning of the federal government through the early 19th century. Included within these volumes are important treaties made with the Indian tribes of America; reports on the Louisiana Purchase; the Lewis and Clark expedition; the text of the Constitution; and a host of reports, acts, and other items of the greatest possible interest and importance for the history of the United States. A vast storehouse of raw historical material for the first half century of the Republic. The binding and condition details follow: First - Fourth Congresses (1789-96) in Folwell's edition of three volumes. Here in original sheep, red leather labels. First and third volumes with three hinges broken, carelessly repaired, spines ends bit chipped. Second volume quite nicely rebacked. Internally very good. Fifth Congress (1797-99). All three sessions bound together in contemporary sheep, leather label. Bit rubbed, else very good and tight. Sixth Congress (1800-1). Both sessions in original separate wrappers, untrimmed. Very good and clean. Seventh - Tenth Congresses (1802-9). Uniform contemporary half calf and marbled boards, leather labels. Extremities rubbed. Very good, internally clean. Eleventh Congress (1809-11). First two sessions bound together in original wrappers, untrimmed. Third session disbound, scattered foxing, marginal paper repairs to first five or so leaves. Twelfth Congress (1812-13). Both sessions bound together in contemporary sheep. Thirteenth Congress (1814- 15). Both sessions bound together in contemporary sheep. Fourteenth - Sixteenth Congresses (1816-21). Bound in one volume of contemporary sheep, leather labels. Scuffed and worn. Seventeenth - Eighteenth Congresses (1822- 25). Bound in one volume of three quarter sheep and boards. Edgeworn. Nineteenth - Twentieth Congresses (1826-29). Bound in one volume of three quarter sheep and boards. Edgeworn. Twenty-first - Twenty-second Congresses (1830-33). Bound in one volume of three quarter sheep and boards. Worn. Twenty-third - Twenty-fourth Congresses (1834-37). Bound in one volume of three quarter sheep and boards. Twenty-fifth Congress (1838- 39). Bound in three quarter sheep and boards. Twenty-sixth Congress (1840- 41). Both sessions in original separate printed wrappers. Fine, untrimmed. Twenty-seventh Congress (1842-43). Each of three sessions in original separate printed wrappers. Fine, untrimmed. Twenty-eighth Congress (1844- 45). Both sessions in original separate printed wrappers, untrimmed. Second session lacks rear wrapper. Twenty-ninth Congress (1846-47). Both sessions in original separate printed wrappers. Spines chipped, else very nice, untrimmed. Thirtieth Congress (1848-49). Both sessions in original separate printed wrappers. Very good, untrimmed. EVANS 31356, 32973.

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        A rare broadside concerning the rights of American seamen impressed into foreign navies

      Philadelphia, 1796. 8.5" x 13". "Broadside, An extract of the Act, entitled, 'An Act, for the relief and Protection of American Seamen;' passed in the fourth Congress of the United States, at the first Session, begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, on Monday the seventh of December, One thousand seven hundred and ninety-five. (Baltimore: John Hayes, 1796), 8.5"" x 13"" signed in type by George Washington as President, Jonathan Dayton as Speaker of the House and Samuel Livermore as President of the Senate, pro tempore, and dated May 28, 1796. A superb historical broadside addressing the problem of impressment of American seamen by European navies (especially Great Britain). The issue helped draw the United States into two wars including the Quasi-War with France and the War of 1812. Rare. Evans 31340. We are aware of only one other example ever being offered for sale."

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      London: Printed for & Sold by Bowles and Carver, 1796. Paperback. Very Good. Hand-colored broadside, 48 x 60 cm. Consisting of 25 rectangles, in five rows of five, each containing an oval vignette, captioned, and illustrating moral advice and maxims from "Poor Richard." One of the twenty-five ovals contains a portrait of Benjamin Franklin, "Born at Boston, Jany. 17, 1706, Died at Philadelphia, April 17, 1790." Presumably this broadside was produced in his honor. Archivally deacidified and cleaned, minor tears and losses to margins mended and infilled with Japanese paper. Some creasing to the bottom row of vignettes, slightly affecting an image or two. The lessons depicted include many of Benjamin Franklin's memorable phrases, suitably illustrated: "Want of care does us more damage than want of knowledge. For want of a nail the shoe was lost, and for wants of a shoe the horse was lost;" "Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee. If you would have your business done, go; if not, send;" and, of course, "Drive thy business, let not that drive thee. Sloth makes all things difficult, industry all easy. Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." The illustrations are after watercolors by Robert Dighton (1751-1814) a well-known artist and caricaturist who worked chiefly for Carrington Bowles. [see his entry in the DNB]. A very nice copy. The original version of this broadside was published by Bancks & Co., in Manchester, ca. 1793. According to the British Library Reference Collection, Carrington Bowles advertised his "Bowles's Moral Pictures" for sale in the Public Advertiser on February 2, 1793. He offered several options for printing, at varying costs: "Printed on a large sheet, containing at one view twenty-five beautiful engravings, in ovals, illustrating the different subjects, prices 7s6d in paper, 9s fitted on pasteboard, 10s.6d. on cloth and rollers to hang up, and 13s. 6d. dissected in a box." OCLC lists four copies of this London edition: Huntington; Princeton; Yale; Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison.

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        A Journey to Jerusalem : Containing the Travels of Fourteen Englishmen in 1667, to the Holy Land, and Other Memorable Places Noted in Scripture. : To Which Is Prefixed, Memorable Remarks Upon the Ancient and Modern State of the Jewish Nation.

      Hartford : Printed by J. Babcock 1796 - 12mo. 132 p. ; 18 cm. First American Edition. An unsophisticated copy. Contemporary leather spine over blue boards. Worn binding. Printed on blued paper. Foxing throughout. Tear with loss to text on the middle of pg 21/2. Evans 30301Nathaniel Crouch was an English printer and bookseller, and under the pseudonym Richard Burton (or R.B.) wrote historical books as well. As a historian, he is considered a hack, borrowing material from other books and rewriting them under his pseudonym, then publishing and marketing them under the Crouch imprint, though more recent assessments of his life and career see him as an important figure in the development of historiography, especially in the popularization of a hitherto high-culture genre of discourse. "With probably little education, but something of a natural gift for writing, Crouch had the sagacity to see that the works of the learned, from their form and price, were kept within a narrow circle of readers, while there was a vast multitude outside who were able and willing to read, provided that a literature suited to their means and capacities was supplied to them. He accordingly set himself the task of transfusing large and pompous books into a series of small, cheap volumes, modestly concealing his authorship under his nom de plume. Thus, he produced Surprising Miracles of Nature and Art, and many other treatises on very plain paper, and sold [them] at an exceedingly reasonable rate. His enterprise and diligence were rewarded by large sales and considerable wealth." --Kacirk, Jeff (1997). Forgotten English [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      [London] 1796, Nicol. Single folded sheet very good, usual. minor foxing, small margin wear, tears, map sound, clean 79x. 56.3 cm., with mile scale, Whang Ho River, Peking, Nanking,. solid, large margins. FIRST & ONLY EDITION. SUPERB EARLY COPPER ETCHED CHART Superb copper etched early work of Peking area, in the Province of Pe-Tche-Lee, the Gulf of Pe-Tche-Lee or Pekin, Shantung province, Yellow Sea, Province of Kiang-Nan. * This work essentially shows the overland route, and the Yellow river course, mountains, lakes, cities, towns, villages, temperatures, canals, bridges &c. Suitable for framing, nice work. Original state, not colored, as issued. * CONDITION: Clean bright paper, a few tiny magrinal closed tears restored from the verso, else nice work. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Hinter einem Windschutz aus Schilf lagernde Ziege und zwei Schafe.

      - Pinsel in Braun, mit Deckweiß gehöht, mit doppelter schwarzer Tuschlinie umrandet, auf Bütten, rechts unten monogrammiert "B.P.O. F". 13,2 : 14,7 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung R. Peltzer, Köln, Lugt 2231); Sammlung Holtkott, nicht bei Lugt; Sammlung GV, nicht identifiziert, Lugt 1222. Ommeganck, ein bekannter Landschafts-, Tier- und Bildnismaler, war Schüler von H. J. Anthonissen und seit 1796 Lehrer an der Akademie in Antwerpen.

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        Sketches of the History of Man considerably enlarged by the last additions and corrections

      Printed and sold by J.J. Tourneisen, Basil 1796 - 4 vols. 8vo. Bound in later half calf and marbled boards. Some minor foxing, else fine

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        Official Letters to the Honorable American Congress, Written, During the War Between the United Colonies and Great-Britain, By His Excellency George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Continental Forces: Now President of the United States - in two volumes, finely bound

      New York: Samuel Campbell, 1796. First edition. Full leather. This is a beautiful, first edition, two-volume set of Washington's letters to the American Congress as Commander in Chief of the Continental Forces during the Revolutionary War, published during Washington's second term as President. The editor's Volume I "Advertisement" states that permission was granted in 1792 to access Washington's original papers, preserved in the Office of the Secretary of State, and to transcribe the letters to the Continental Congress from then-Commander in Chief of the Continental Forces, George Washington. The letters published in these two volumes span June 24, 1775 (the month of Washington's appointment as Commander in Chief) to December 31, 1778. The editor appears to have been attentive to concerns about commercial viability and marketing that might sound familiar to a modern publisher: "The editor contents himself with laying before the public but a part of the collection, - intending , if these volumes meet with a favourable reception, to continue the publication ... Some parts of these letters may perhaps appear too full of minutiae to interest that class of readers, who, unaccustomed to enter into the investigation of causes or consequences, delight only in recitals of battles, sieges, and other striking occurrences which constitute the more prominent features of history. But, to the reasoning philosophic reader, who wishes to explore the secret springs of action...those minute details will, it is presumed, be far from unacceptable, as furnishing him with that species of information, upon which alone he can venture to ground a decisive opinion, and which he might elsewhere seek in vain." Publication having occurred during Washington's presidency, the editor notes: " was deemed as yet premature to publish certain passages of these letters: some omissions have of course taken place, which are every where pointed out by asterisks, and which will be supplied at a proper season, probably not far distant." Finally, it is fascinating to note that even though Washington was still living, time and circumstance had already begun to obscure the record: " perhaps half a dozen instances, a single word has been hazarded on conjecture, to fill up a chasm, where either the original or the copy happened to be torn or defaced; in which cases, the supplemental words are included within crotchets and printed in Italic." The beautiful full leather bindings are newly commissioned by us, considerate in material and design to the period, in speckled medium brown calf with raised spine bands, gilt bordered spine compartments, blind-stamped compartment decoration, dark brown title and volume spine panels, and extensive blind-stamped and contrasting dark brown decoration on the covers. The volumes are housed in a stout, undecorated, dark brown cloth slipcase. Condition of the bindings is pristine. Condition of the contents is very good overall. We note overall toning and spotting to both volumes, more significant to Volume I. We note no previous ownership marks, losses, or tears to the contents.

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        Handbuch für Kunstliebhaber und Sammler über die vornehmsten Kupferstecher und ihre Werke. Vom Anfange dieser Kunst bis auf gegenwärtige Zeit, chronologisch und in Schulen geordnet, nach der französischen Handschrift des Herrn M. Huber bearbeitet von C. C. H. Rost (Bde. 1-5) bzw. C. G. Martini (Bde. 6-9). 9 Bände.

      Zürich, Orell, Geßner, Füßli und Compagnie, 1796-1808. 8°. Mit einigen Initialen im Text. Zus. ca. 3400 S., Spätere HLwd.-Bde. m. goldgepr. Rückentiteln. Erste dt. Ausgabe. - „Well-known and standard book of reference“ (Bigmore/Wyman). Die Bände enthalten Kurzbiographien und Werkverzeichnisse von Stechern der deutschen, italienischen, niederländischen, französischen und englischen Schule. Die Verzeichnisse beruhen auf den umfangreichen Graphiksammlungen Hubers, die schon den Studenten Goethe beeindruckten. - Der Sprachlehrer u. Übersetzer Michael Huber (1727-1804) lebte vermutlich seit 1750 im Kreis der Enzyklopädisten in Paris, wo er später als Sprachlehrer und Mitarbeiter des „Journal Étranger“ tätig war. 1766 übersiedelte er nach Leipzig und wirkte, mit dem Professorentitel ausgezeichnet, als Lektor der französischen Sprache an der dortigen Universität. Huber schuf zahlreiche Übersetzungen ins Französische und gab die Anthologie „Choix de poésies Allemandes“ (4 Bde., 1766) heraus. Später war er zunehmend als Kunstsachverständiger, Verfasser kunsttheoretischer Schriften und Experte für Kupferstiche tätig. - Tlw. etw. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Bigmore/Wyman I, 347; Fromm 12572; NDB IX, 686. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Huber, Handbuch für Kunstliebhaber und Sammler über die vornehmsten Kupferstecher und ihre Werke. Vom Anfange dieser Kunst bis auf gegenwärtige Zeit, chronologisch und in Schulen geordnet, nach der französischen Handschrift des Herrn M. Huber bearbeitet von C. C. H. Rost bzw. C. G. Martini, Lexikon, Lexika, Graphik, Druckgraphik, Kupferstich, Kupferstiche, Kunstlexikon, Kunstlexika, Künstlerlexikon

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      sans nom, Paris 1796 - 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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        Charte den Oesterreichischen Kreis nach seinen Haupt und Unter-Abtheilungen vorstellend nach astronomischen Beobachtungen und den bewährtesten Specialcharten neu entworfen von F.L. Güssefeld. Weimar im Verlag des Industrie-Comptoirs 1796. - C. Susemihl. sc. 1796.'.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Johann C. Susemihl n. Franz Ludwig Güssefeld b. Verlag des Industrie Comptoirs in Weimar, dat. 1796, 49,5 x 57,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. E - J, S. 234. - Zeigt den Österreichischen Kreis zwischen Pressburg, Istrien, Tirol u. Regensburg mit den Bistümern Trient, Brixen, Gurk sowie andere kleinere Territorien (Görzer Kreis, Krain, Bistum Trient, Marburger Kreis / Maribor / Slowenien etc.). - Oben links Titelkartusche. - Unten links Kartusche mit Meilenzeiger. - Unten rechts Erklärungen. - Selten! (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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      [Edenton, N.C.: Hodge & Wills, 1796. Folio. Dbd., slightly later paper backstrip. Evenly toned. Outer margin of leaf D2 torn, with a few words affected in the printed side notes on the verso. Good overall. A rare variant printing of the 1795 session laws of North Carolina, this being twenty pages compared with the more common thirty-one-page version. McMurtrie cites each version, but does not define the differences other than page length. "A supplement to Iredell's revision" - McMurtrie. The celebrated "Iredell edition" of the laws of the state of North Carolina was compiled and revised in 1791 by noted jurist James Iredell, who was named a justice of the Supreme Court before he turned forty. Iredell collected in chronological order all the laws then in force in the state, dating back to the early 18th century, and also provided an extensive subject index. This volume provides the laws and amendments to previous laws passed by the state assembly in 1795-96. Among these are several laws emancipating slaves, including a law entitled: "An Act to emancipate Frank, a person of color." McMURTRIE 224.

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      [London] 1796, Nicol. Single folded sheet chart, very good,. usual minor soil, minor foxing, 79 x 56.3 cm., edge wear,. copper etched, drawn by J. Barrow, small mends to edges on. the verso, solid work, copper etched. FIRST & ONLY EDITION. A EARLY MAP OF CANTON A grand size chart, showing Kiang-See province in detail,the mountain range, agricultural products grown, towns, cities listed, lake, rivers &c. Engraved by R. Baker. * Historical work. * CONDITION: Clean bright paper, a few tiny magrinal closed tears restored from the verso, else nice work. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Oeuvres de Montesquieu

      Paris: Chez Plassan, Regent-Bernard, et Gregoire, de l'imprimerie de Plassan, 1796. Five volumes. [12], lxxx, 406, [2]; [4], 468, xiv, [2]; [4], 466, iv, [2]; [4], 487, iv; [4], 471, [1], iv. Each volume with half-title, terminal blank to Vols I-III. With frontispiece portrait of the author to Vol I, two maps and 22 engraved plates. A beautifully well margined set, uncut, in handsome contemporary red morocco-backed red paper boards, gilt, with double contrasting green morocco lettering-pieces. A trifle rubbed to extremities, the occasional tear to boards, else a fine set. Spotting to endpapers. With the etched armorial bookplates of the Portals of Laverstoke to each FEP. A particularly handsome copy, in contemporary red morocco, of this finely printed edition of the works of French political theorist and man of letters Montesquieu (1689-1755), with engravings after Chaudet, Moreau, Perrin, Peyron and Vernet, which has been dubbed as 'La meilleure et la plus belle' (Tchemerzine). . Quarto.

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        1796 CAPTAIN JOHN MEARES - CHINA TO AMERICA 1788 & 1789 - 3 VOLUMES w/ 17 PLATES

      Firenze, Florence, Italy Giovacchino Pagani 1796. Giovacchino Pagani: Firenze, Florence, Italy, 1796. VIAGGI DALLA CHINA ALLA COSTA NORD-OVEST D'AMERICA FATTI NEGLI ANNI 1788 e 1789 - DAL CAPITANO G. MEARES. Prima Traduzione Italiana (FIRST ITALIAN EDITION). Published by Giovacchino Pagani, Firenze (Florence), MDCCXCVI (1796). First Italian, one of two editions published in the same year (the other was published in Naples). Originally published in France in 1794 in three text volumes plus an Atlas volume with plates. This First Italian Edition had the engravings redone by a FLORENTINE ARTIST, and the engraved plates were made a part of the volumes. VERY SCARCE, with GORGEOUS PLATES. This auction is for THREE of FOUR VOLUMES - Volumes II, III and IV. LACKING VOLUME I. Original Wrappers, paper title labels on spines, 5" x 7.5". Pagination: Volume II : XV + 212 pages. ILLUSTRATED WITH 7 PLATES, including 1 that folds-open. The plates are each printed on their own unnumbered leaf. Volume III : X + 238 pages. ILLUSTRATED WITH 1 FOLD-OPEN PLATE. Volume IV : [4] + VIII + 276 pages. ILLUSTRATED WITH 9 PLATES, including 2 that fold-open. THE PAGES AND PLATES HAVE BEEN CAREFULLY COLLATED. THESE BOOKS ARE COMPLETE, ALL PLATES ARE PRESENT AND IN THEIR PROPER ORDER. THERE ARE 17 PLATES IN TOTAL IN THESE THREE VOLUMES. There is a 1.5" x 3.5" label pasted onto the inside front cover of Volume II that reads: "MEARES, JOHN. Viaggi dalla China... Firenzi, 1796. Vols. 2-4 only. Lacks Vol. 1. 1st ed. In Italian. Orig. wraps." Condition: The original wrappers on these three volumes are mostly chipped off at the spine, exposing the signatures beneath, have chips and tears at the edges, a few holes, creases, smudges, general aging and wear, etc; the front wrapper and front free endpaper of Volume IV are disbound (i.e. present but laid-on loosely); the front wrapper of Volume IV also has its top margin and bottom front corners torn away (i.e. it is missing large pieces). Internally, there are corner creases, some corner tears, some spotting here and there, a few pages with light edge stains, a bit of foxing here and there, some page toning, splits between some signatures (always still holding well with the sewn binding); but overall the inner pages are incredibly well-kept, still complete, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. THE PLATES ARE GORGEOUS. A WONDERFUL SET OF 3 (of 4) VOLUMES of this VERY SCARCE FIRST ITALIAN EDITION in ORIGINAL WRAPPERS. Good

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        Zum ewigen Frieden. Ein philosophischer Entwurf.

      bey Friedrich Nicolovius,, Königsberg, 1796 - Neue, verm. Aufl. Königsberg, bey Friedrich Nicolovius, 1796. 8vo. 112 S. Neuer schöner Halbledereinband. Zweite, vermehrte Ausgabe der bahnbrechenden und seltenen Altersschrift Kants, maßgebliche Auflage des Spätwerks. Mit handschriftlichem Eintrag von alter Hand "Schaden's Nachlaßs W. Staehlin, 1852". - In der gestalterischen Form eines Friedensvertrages legt Kant dar, daß der Frieden zwischen den Staaten kein natürlicher Zustand sei und deshalb stets neu gestiftet werden müsse und welche Mittel dazu geeignet seien. Es müsse ein allgemeines Rechtssystem erarbeitet werden, dem sich die Politik unterordne. Verträge zwischen den Staaten müssten Rechtsverbindlichkeit besitzen. Kant wendet in der Arbeit seine Moralphilosophie auf das Gebiet der (internationalen) Politik an, prägt so einen Begriff des Friedens, wie er auch der Charta der Vereinten Nationen zugrunde liegt: "Das Recht der Menschen muß heilig gehalten werden, der herrschenden Gewalt mag es auch noch so große Aufopferung kosten" (Anhang). Neuer schöner Halbledereinband.

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        Eloisa: or A series of original letters . Translated from the French. Together with the sequel of Julia; or, The new Eloisa. (Found amongst the author's papers after his decease.) First American Edition. Vol. I[-III].

      Samuel Longcope 1796 - 3 vols., uniformly slightly browned, occasional light foxing, a few leaves frayed at edges, pp. xiix [i.e., xxix], [30]-276; 267; 259, 12mo in 6s, contemporary tree sheep, flat spines with gilt ruled compartments, red lettering pieces, numbered in gilt direct, cracks in joints (vol. ii the worst) and some wear to extremities, labels of the Tremont [Subscription] Library, Boston, inside front covers, slip-in case. First published in Amsterdam in 1761 (and placed on the Index), with 3 editions in English in thsame year (2 in London, 1 in Dublin). Given the enormous popularity of the book, it is rather surprising that nearly 40 years should elapse before a transatlantic edition. There are no copies of this edition recorded in UK libraries. Arthur Schopenhauer cited Julie, or the New Heloise as one of the four greatest novels ever written, along with Tristram Shandy, Wilhelm Meister, and Don Quixote. All things considered (date and place of printing, subscription library) this is quite a good copy. The Library label is signed off by Benjamin Franklin Edmands. (ESTC W31869)

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        L'Art des Accouchemens

      1796 - 2 volumes in-8 de I: LV, (1), Paris, Méquignon, 1796, , 2 volumes in-8 de I: LV, (1), 496 pages et 7 planches ; et de II. (4), VIII, 603, (1bl) pages et 10 planches, maroquin rouge aux impériales de Napoléon Ier, roulettes dorées sur les plats, dos lisses ornés de motifs et croisillons dorés, dentelle intérieur et sur les coupes, têtes dorées, Superbe exemplaire, en maroquin rouge du temps, de cette nouvelle édition revue et corrigée par l'auteur. On doit à Jean-Louis Baudelocque la mise au point de quelques instruments dont un levier qui porte son nom (représenté à la planche XII). L'ouvrage est illustré de 17 planches dépliantes dont plusieurs représentent les différents modes d'utilisation du forceps. Riche exemplaire de prix, portant sur le second plat l'inscription, en lettres dorées, "Prix d'encouragement donné par Mr Le Préfet du Calvados pour le cours d'accouchement fait à l'hospice de Caen". Petites galeries de vers dans la marge intérieure des derniers feuillets du second volume et quelques restaurations, sans atteinte au texte et aux planches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Environs of London:

      London: for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies,, 1796-1811. being an historical account of the towns, villages, hamlets, within twelves miles of that capital; interspersed with biographical anecdotes. 6 volumes, quarto (288 × 227 mm). Contemporary brown half morocco, titles to spine, raised bands, brown cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With 5 vignette titles, 1 letterpress title, 3 maps (Surrey, Middlesex, Kent), dedication plate and 85 plates. Bookplate to front pastedown of each volume, some browning and occasional foxing, a handsome copy in excellent condition. The first edition was published in 1792?-1800. The principal work of the topographer Daniel Lysons (1762-1834), produced with the keen support of Horace Walpole, to whom the work is dedicated. Many areas which were "environs" to Lysons are now firmly inside London, including Battersea, Bermondsey, Camberwell, Lambeth, Chelsea, Finchley, Fulham, Hackney, Islington, Kensington, and Tottenham. As Walpole himself predicted in 1791, "There will soon be one street from London to Brentford; ay, and from London to every village ten miles around!

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        Entwurf eines historischen Gemäldes der Fortschritte des menschlichen Geistes. Nachlaß von Condorcet ins Teutsche übersetzt durch D. Ernst Ludwig Posselt.

      Tübingen, im Verlag der J.G. Cottaischen Buchhandlung 1796 - Ein Band in kl. 8vo; (8), 325, (3) Seiten; grüner Pappband der Zeit, Ecken und Kanten mit kleinen Restaurierungen, etwas Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägter Rückentitel, Exlibris auf Innenseite Vorderdeckel, Vorsatzblatt mit Namen, Kopfschnitt grün, sauber und frisch, ein gutes Exemplar. Seltene erste Ausgabe in deutscher Sprache. Diese Schrift, eines der Hauptwerke der französischen Aufklärung, stellt einen Abriß der Menschheitsgeschichte dar, der das Gesetz der weiteren Entwicklung erschließen soll. Ziegenfuß I, 202 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Observations on the various accounts of a late family difference in high life, now happily adjusted to the satisfaction of all parties concerned.

      London: R. Faulder. 1796. 4to., (2) + 44pp., some foxing and staining to title-page, otherwise a very good copy in an excellent 20th century green half calf, spine lettered in gilt. Only edition: really quite rare [ESTC & OCLC locating copies at only BL + NLS + Cambridge in B.Isles together with Huntington + Yale + Dartmouth in US.] This is a gossipy commentary on the circumstances surrounding the resignation of the Countess of Jersey from her office in the household of the Princess of Wales and includes quotations from press reports in periodicals dated 24 May - 21 June 1796. Frances Villiers, Countess of Jersey (1753-1821), had begun an affair with George, Prince of Wales, in the spring of 1793. 'She was a noted coquette and her other lovers included Frederick Howard, fifth earl of Carlisle (1748?-1825); William Cavendish, fifth duke of Devonshire (1748?-1811); and the diplomat and clerk to the privy council, William Augustus Fawkener (1747?-1811), who was said to be the father of one of her daughters (Diaries of Sylvester Douglas, 1.88?-9). Yet she remained close to her husband, and genuinely grieved when he died. In spite of her affairs, he had been her ?'constant companion?'. During 1794 Lady Jersey encouraged the prince of Wales to marry his German cousin Caroline of Brunswick, and in 1795 she was appointed as one of the future princess's ladies of the bedchamber. Her motives for encouraging the marriage puzzled contemporaries, but presumably she wanted to embarrass the prince's ?'unofficial?' wife, Mrs Fitzherbert. From the first she ridiculed the princess's rough naïvety. Lady Jersey was late for her arrival at Greenwich on 4 April, and she censured her costume. When the prince was condemned for immuring the princess in Carlton House, Lady Jersey shared in his unpopularity. ?'I thought Lady Jersey was as cunning as a serpent, though not quite as harmless as a dove?', remarked Lady Palmerston, prophetically, during May. ?'She must feel like her cousin Robespierre (for I am sure they are related) and that ere long she may not be murdered but she will be driven from society?'. During the spring of 1796 Caroline of Brunswick pressed the prince to have Lady Jersey removed from Carlton House, and she became the subject of an extraordinary private correspondence. Caroline's letters infuriated the prince, who denied that Lady Jersey was his mistress. At the same time she also became the target of a virulent newspaper campaign accusing her of stealing compromising letters from Caroline to her mother, which had been entrusted to her care by Caroline's English tutor, Francis Randolph, and of passing them to the queen, who appears to have favoured her. Day after day she became increasingly vulnerable: a mob forced her to abandon her house in Pall Mall for her daughter Anne's in Berkeley Square, and in the streets she was hissed and insulted. On 29 June she proffered her resignation. She would have resigned her place far earlier, she told the princess, had not the prince insisted that the step would be regarded as a ?'confirmation of every absurd & abominable falsehood?'. However, the time had now arrived when she could ?'with propriety, withdraw from such persecution & injustice, with the conscious satisfaction of knowing?' that she had given the ?'strongest proofs?' of her duty to the royal family. Lord Jersey attempted to defend his wife's reputation from the charge of stealing Caroline's letters, but the matter was never satisfactorily cleared up, and in some circles Lady Jersey remained persona non grata. During July 1796 she was burnt in effigy at Brighton.' [Martin J. Levy in ODNB].

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        The History of the Trial of Warren Hastings Esq Late Govenor General of Bengal,

      Printed for J Debrett & Vernor Hood, Opposite Burlington House , Piccadilly & Birchin 1796 - A very handsome rebound copy of this rare first edition, bound in dark leather with raised bands and gilt ruling to each, red title lable gilt titles and ships and anchors to the compartments date at base all in gilt, marbled boards leather corners, new end papers, on the remaining original ep is written in a fine flourishing hand "Wm MacDermot Lieut 88th regt , bought at Cape Town Apr 28th this is crossed out & underneath the 4th 1807" again on the top of the title page he has signed his name again & " at Sea April 13th 1807" . There is an engraved frontis dated 1788 . page 321 has small nibble from the bottom not effecting the text the last few pages are foxed & a trifle worn due to the rear board having been missing probably for years 330 pages of small text, included is the fold out plan of the high court parliament with seating arrangements etc. NB William MacDermot became the Prince of Connaught this book was bought by us along with the entire library of his descendents at the family home Coolavin Co Sligo Ireland, please see for many others from the library. Size: Large 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The history of the trial of Warren Hastings, Esq. late Governor-General of Bengal, before the High Court of Parliament in Westminster-Hall, on an impeachment by the Commons of Great-Britain, for high crimes and misdemeanours. Containing the whole of the proceedings and debates in both Houses of Parliament, relating to that celebrated prosecution, from Feb. 7, 1786, until his acquittal, April 23, 1795. To which is added, an account of the proceedings of various general courts of the Honourable United East-India Company, held in consequence of his acquittal.

      London: J. Debrett; and Vernor and Hood. 1796. 8vo., engraved portrait frontispiece of Hastings (after an 1788 painting by John Zoffany), (10) + xvi + 104 + 81 + (1) + 76 + 104 + 156 + liii + (1) + 157-330pp., together with a folding plan of the Court layout with the key players identified, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, the binding sound and good but with wear to corners and some loss of the marbled paper on the boards. Overall a very good copy indeed, complete in all respects. A key document in both the story of the East India Company and of British rule by proxy in India. Perhaps the longest in English legal history, the trial was a long-drawn out and brutal affair involving high politics quite as much as legal argument. Closely involved were Edmund Burke (whose accusation of gross misgovernment by Hastings was strident), Richard Brinsley Sheridan and Charles James Fox (both anti-Hastings), and English party politics were never far away. Hastings was, of course, eventually acquitted.

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        The pilgrim’s progress by Iohn [sic] Bunyan, to which is prefixed The life of the author with a key to the allegory and a critique on its beauties .. [Fore-edge Painting]

      London: T. Heptinstall, Fleet Street, 1796. Hardcover. Very Good. 6 1/2 x 10 inches. xxxviii, 207, viii, 209-434, directions to the binder, 9 engraved illustrations by Southard. Single facing fore-edge painting depicting Bedfard Bridge, where Bunyan was imprisoned. Full red contemporary straight-grain morocco, gilt, in a custom chemise and slipcase. Condition is Very Good; light wear to edges of spine, engraved heraldic bookplate of George Fottrell on ffep, typed description of the book tipped-in, text and illustrations are very clean, binding is tight. Bunyan RGR

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        Letters written during a short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.

      London, J. Johnson 1796. (4) + 262 + (4) pp. Modern full calf w. narrow spine label. Name in old hand on title pg. Bound very tight, otherwise very good

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        ADS - Eigenhändiges Schriftstück mit Unterschrift.

      - Paris 12.fructidor an 4 (21.VIII.1796). 1/2 Seite 4°. Leicht fleckig, linker Rand unterlegt. Philippe-Jean Pelletan (1747-1829), französischer Chirurg; 1793 unterzeichnete er Marats Sterbeurkunde, nach dem Tod des zehnjährigen Louis XVII. im Juni 1795 führte er die Autopsie durch, 1804 wurde er chirurgischer Berater Napoleon Bonapartes. - - Von Pelletan als Chefchirurg am Pariser Hôtel-Dieu (nach der Revolution "Grand hospice d'humanité") ausgestellte ärztliche Bescheinigung für einen Patienten, der an unheilbarem Grauem Star leide. - - "Je sous-signé Chirurgien en chef du grand hospice d'humanité &c certifie que le Citoyen Roch sourdain, domicilé à Paris . est attaqué de deux cataractes compliquées et que j'estime incurables ." - - Sehr seltenes Autograph. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Zelucco, ou le vice trouve en lui-même son propre châtiment

      Chez Lepetit 1796 - - Chez Lepetit, A Paris 1796, In 18 (8x13,5cm), (6) 174pp. ; (6) 175pp. et (6) 173pp. ; (6) 174pp. (2), 4 tomes en 2 volumes reliés. - Edition originale française, illustrée de 4 frontispices non signées et aquarellés à l'époque. Traduction de M. Cantwel. L'originale anglaise date de 1786. Reliures en demi basane chocolat ca 1820. Dos lisses ornés de fers à froid et diverses roulettes. Pièces de titre et de tomaison de veau noir. Joli papier marbré "aux yeux". 2 trous de vers le long des derdiers caissons du second volume, et un manque le long du mor supérieur. Un frontispice un peu plus court en marge externe, tous présentent de petites salissures ou traces dans les marges. Charmante reliure Restauration. Roman de l'écossais John Moore, Zelucco trouve dans le vice sa peinture, et comment une nature vicieuse, violente et passionnée dès l'enfance, sans le recours de l'éducation et des autres, est conduite à sa propre perte. Le roman réfère à divers genres, notamment au type Gothique, mais également au conte moral, et au roman d'aventures et de voyages. Le roman est de plus considéré comme une attaque contre l'esclavagisme (Zelucco possèdera un plantation à Cuba et sera, de part sa nature violente, un tyran). L'oeuvre connut immédiatement le succès, un succès à la fois public et critique. Ex-libris gravé gravé aux armes De Bauclac. Le nom est barré au crayon gris avec inscrit au-dessous Henry Hochereau. Ex-libris manuscrit Marie de Consigny. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition originale française, illustrée de 4 frontispices non signées. Traduction de M. Cantwel. L'originale anglaise date de 1786. bindings en demi basane chocolat ca 1820. spine lisses ornés de fers à froid et diverses roulettes. Pièces de titre et de tomaison de veau noir. Roman de l'écossais John Moore, Zelucco trouve dans le vice sa peinture, et comment une nature vicieuse, violente et passionnée dès l'enfance, sans le recours de l'éducation et des autres, est conduite à sa propre perte. Le roman réfère à divers genres, notamment au type Gothique, mais également au conte moral, et au roman d'aventures et de voyages. Le roman est de plus considéré comme une attaque contre l'esclavagisme (Zelucco possèdera un plantation à Cuba et sera, de part sa nature violente, un tyran). L'oeuvre connut immédiatement le succès, un succès à la fois public et critique. (6) 174pp. ; (6) 175pp. et (6) 173pp. ; (6) 174pp. (2) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Untersuchung über die Natur und die Ursachen des Nationalreichthums. Aus dem Englischen der vierten Ausgabe neu übersetzt.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1796 - 1799.. 4 in 2 Bänden. XX, 435 S., IV, 260 S.; IV, 420 S., IV, 460 S. Pappbde. d. Zt. Kress B 3290; Menger 521; nicht bei Humpert. - Wohl unrechtmäßiger Nachdruck der zweiten deutschen Ausgabe 1794-96 in Breslau bei Korn, übersetzt von Christian Garve. - Eines der bedeutendsten Werke in der Geschichte der Nationalökonomie. - Titel von Tl. 1 und erste Bll. etwas knittrig, in den Rändern gebräunt, stellenweise etwas fleckig, Insgesamt wohlerhalten.

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        VOYAGES DE C.P. THUNBERG, AU JAPON, Par Le Cap De Bonne-Esperance, les Isles de

      Paris 1796, Benoit Dandre. Half green leather over marbled. boards, 4 volume set, illustrated with 28 copper engravings,. 5 fold outs, bright, white clean paper, solid set, spine on. on vol. 4 color bit rubbed off, else nice, vellum corners.. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND EARLY JAPAN WORK Pagination 417+430+445+462 pages in all. A very RARE primary resource on Japan and Nagasaki. Carl Peter Thunberg [1743- 1828] was a Swedish botanist & explorer and one of the great and most well-known students of Linneaus. This work is the results of his fifteen months sojourn and observation while in Japan, where he was a surgeon with the Dutch East India Company. Upon return to Sweden, he eventually succeeded Lin- neaus as professor at the University of Uppsala, from 1784 until his death. He was a keen & scientific observer, with a precise and methodological approach. He was stationed at the Dutch factory in Deshima, in the Nagasaki harbour. This is an improved edition of that part of Thunberg's RESAUTI EURO- PA, AFRICA, ASIA, FORATTAD AEREN 1770-79, relating to Japan. The FIRST EDITION of the work, with complete SUBTITLE cont- inued: Traduits, rediges et augmentes de notes considerable sur la Religion, le Gouvernment, le Commerce, l'industrie et les Langues de ces Diffenentes Contrees Particuierement sur le Javan et le Malaill. An most important and fascinating excellent primary resource and early narrative about Japan in the late 18th century. Contents covers: vol. 1: focus on his travels from Sweden to Holland, and the beginning of the voyage to Japan, via Africa, botanical & zoological observa- tions, observations of the Hottentots. Vol. 2 continues the voyage around the East coast of Africa, on to Java, Batavia, on to Japan and arrival to Nagasaki. Vol. 3 covers commerce between China & Japan, description of Nagasaki & Deshima. A fascinating narrative and journal of his visit to the Shogun of in Yedo, in 1776. Portrait of the Japanese character, names and costume, government, religion, Christianity in Japan, language, police, administration, courtesans, cust- oms, zoological observations, minerals. Note: the Japanese provided the Hollanders and residents of Deshima with a good supply of Japanese prostitutes or "courtesans" in a effort to keep them on the small, restricted and guarded island of Deshima. Vol. 4: manners of the Japanese, festivals, arms, state of agriculture: vegetables and fruits, calendar, sci- ences and arts, manufactures, paper-making, architecture, astronomy, chemistry, law, morals, history, military arts, graphics or illustrations, geometry, geography, music, medi- cine, navigation. A superb and most wonderful early primary resource. See H. Cordier: BIBLIOTHECA JAPONICA col. 447. Gay 3151. Brunet v.850. Nipponalia 1972. ALWAYS A RARE SET ! Scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Diario de la Navegacion desde el Puerto de Callao de Lima, al de San Carlos de la Isla de Chiloé: en el qual se da noticia de las operaciones practicadas en el reconocimiento de dicha isla y sus inmediatas..

      Lima, 1796. In superb original condition.. Quarto, 258 x 202 mm, 416 pp. beautifully written in ink in a cursive hand, decorated with eight vignettes (pp. 7, 33, 155, 163, 219, 221, 283, 310) and two smaller tailpieces; in fine condition in its original binding of contemporary Spanish calf, spine gilt with raised bands. An exceptionally handsome unpublished manuscript journal: this small masterpiece, beautifully illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings, was created as an original record by the Spanish-born navigator and hydrographer Moraleda, chief pilot of the Royal Armada, of his command of an expedition to explore and survey the coasts of Chiloé and the Chronos archipelago. It is a significant original account of important early Pacific coastal exploration, a central part of which would be published some ninety years later in the delayed account of the Malaspina voyage. Moraleda's manuscript is in fact one of the earliest reports of Malaspina's expedition, mentioning the arrival at Chiloé of the two Spanish ships, as well as the purpose of the expedition and its equipment. In this beautiful manuscript the distinguished South American hydrographer describes his navigation along the Pacific coast between 1786 and 1790, and provides a substantial early description of the island of Chiloé (later an important location for Darwin during the Beagle voyage) and its associated archipelago.Moraleda y MonteroJosé Mañuel Moraleda y Montero (1750-1810), Spanish-born navigator and cartographer, was educated in Cádiz. As a young man he sailed as pilot on the voyage of the Spanish warship El Buen Consejo in a convoy of merchantmen and warships from Cádiz to Batavia and Manila via the Cape of Good Hope in 1768-9. His beautiful original journal of that voyage was described in our 2005 catalogue.Subsequently Moraleda sailed from Cádiz to Lima, arriving in 1775 in the Nuestra Señora de Montserrat. He settled in South America where he made a name for himself for cartographical and hydrographical excellence in his surveys in various parts of the continent, and especially Chile. As he records on the title-page here below his name, he was named chief pilot of the Royal Armada from 1786 to 1788. In fact it was in 1786 that the viceroy of Peru appointed him to command an expedition to survey Chiloé and the archipelago. Moraleda had a small vessel prepared, the Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, less than 12 metres in length to suit the navigational and weather conditions expected along the way, all anticipated to be harsh: currents, winds, and climate. A second vessel acquired later was even smaller. Thus began his expeditions to Chiloé between 1786 and 1790, the subject of this manuscript. Subsequently, between 1792 and 1795, he undertook further journeys to the neighbouring region of the Chonos archipelago.ChiloéMoraleda's descriptions of the coasts of Chiloé and the Chronos archipelago as "an intricate labyrinth" with his explanations of the hazards and the inhospitableness of the region would ultimately deter the Spanish from taking much closer interest at that time. Some forty years later it became a place of considerable significance to Charles Darwin and the Beagle. By the time of the Beagle's visit the region had come under Chilean administration, indeed the oppressed natives hoped that the visit of the English might signify a new colonial ruler. Considerable detail appears in the Darwin Online project at manuscript is in two parts, the first Moraleda's narrative journal divided into multiple sections representing the different stages of the expedition, and the second a detailed description of Chiloé, which stands as one of the earliest - certainly the most important and extensive - detailed descriptions of the region, and the inhabitants of the island, their production and trade ("Brebe descripción de la Provincia de Chiloé, su población, carácter de sus habitantes, producciones y comercio"; 60 pp.).ManuscriptThe manuscript itself is a small masterpiece with its elegant calligraphy and accomplished pen and ink vignettes. These charming drawings, eight of them in the larger size, are immediately recognisable as the work of Moraleda, the skilled artist familiar from his El Buen Consejo manuscript. The text is signed by him in at least five different places. The handsome contemporary binding is lettered 'I' on the spine, perhaps suggesting that his subsequent related journey to the Chonos archipelago may have been written up in a subsequent manuscript - but if it did ever exist certainly its present location is unknown, and it may not have survived.As an inscription on the half-title shows, this volume was presented by Jose Arenales (Ildefonso José Alvarez de Arenales, 1798-1862, engineer, military and political figure in Peru, Chile and Argentina, and an important figure in the campaign for the independence of Peru), to a M. Lossier (whom we have not been able to identify). The form of the inscription suggests that it was presented as a single volume; since Arenales died in 1862 we may assume that this volume was alone at that date and probably never intended to form part of a series. Certainly it is complete as it stands and records a discrete series of travels. Moraleda's subsequent travels to the Chonos region did not begin until another two years had elapsed.Moraleda's various journalsMoraleda was a thorough author who kept comprehensive and detailed account of his various expeditions. His naval work and surveying was of great significance. In keeping with Spanish approaches to secrecy and awareness of the value of discoveries and geographical and navigational detail, no contemporary printed version of this or any of his journals exists. A journal had to be presented to Spanish authorities as was required, and indeed a very similar manuscript - though evidently not absolutely identical, since there is a difference in wording even in the title itself - is today in the Museo Naval in Madrid, as can be seen in the major study of Moraleda's manuscript journals by Rafael Sagredo Baeza (Navegación científica en el Mar del Sur. El piloto Moraleda (1772-1810): "Scientific Navigation in the South Sea. The pilot Moraleda...", accessible at is a substantial literature on Moraleda and his navigational work. Macarena Ríos Llaneza (Práctica científica en el Pacífico centroamericano. Los viajes de José Moraleda (1802-1804) accessible at has closely examined Moraleda's voyages between 1772 and 1804 in order to best elucidate the last of them. The four sets of voyages discussed by him are:1. From Cádiz to Lima, 1772-1775, in the Nuestra Señora de Montserrat2. Between Callao de Lima and San Carlos, Chiloé, 1787-1790, in the Nuestra Señora de los Dolores and the El Socorro, to reconnoitre the island and archipelago of Chiloé - as described in the present manuscript.3. From Callao de Lima to San Carlos, Chiloé and on to the Patagonian coast, 1792-1795, in the Santa Teresa and the Carmen y Rosario, to reconnoitre the Chonos archipelago4. From Callao de Lima to Guayaquil and on to the coasts of Veragua, Rica, Nicaragua and Guatemala, 1802-1804, in the AlavesaApart from the manuscripts in the Museo Naval, Madrid, no other manuscript versions are known and no printed versions exist.Our manuscript is certainly authorial, the illustrations are unmistakably in Moraleda's hand, and it is signed by Moraleda in a number of different places. The overall fineness and careful preparation, together with the very high quality of the illustrations, may well indicate that this manuscript was created by him for a very specific purpose and we would suggest most likely either for his personal library or for presentation to an important figure. However if the latter were the case one would expect an ornate presentation inscription to match the style of the manuscript,and there is none such here. It seems likely that this was to remain his personal copy. Certainly the manuscript must have remained in private ownership in view of the later presentation by Jose Arenales (see above).Despite the general intention never to publish such materials, one part of this did in fact make it into print some ninety years later, in the hugely delayed publication of the Malaspina voyage. Moraleda's sailing instructions for the area of Chiloé - the "Derrotero de la isla Chiloé" - are reprinted at length in Novo y Colson's publication of Malaspina's voyage, Viaje político-científico alrededor del mundo por las corbetas Descubierta y Atrevida... (Madrid, 1885).Moraleda did indeed have a connection with Malaspina. In this manuscript he writes succinctly of Malaspina's expedition, and his record is probably one of the earliest reports of the famous expedition, mentioning the arrival at Chiloé of Malaspina's two ships, as well as the purpose of the expedition and its equipment. He was impressed by the fittings and equipment on the two ships "the Descubierta and the Atrevida... These vessels, the first under the command of Dn. Alexandro Malaspina, the second commanded by Dn. José Bustamante, are lined in copper; well supplied with the very best astronomical and nautical instruments, and a library, almost complete with the major works relating to their commission and all the other tools needed for such a long expedition... to make astronomical observations, take soundings... and observe and investigate as much as relates to Natural History, Trade, and the Political and Military State of the Royal Possessions".The Chilean historian Barros Arana describes the meeting between Moraleda and the Spanish explorers, when Moraleda was able to supply the explorers with detailed information on coasts and ports in those waters, from direct observations made during his explorations described in this manuscript (Exploraciones Geográficas e hidrograficas, José de Moraleda y Montero, Santiago de Chile, 1885, Introducción).

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