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      Philadelphia:: Thomas Dobson,. 1796. 412; 430; 387, [1 blank], [53], [1 blank] pp. Contemporary tree calf [some chipping], rebacked with remnants of original spines laid down. Scattered toning, generally light foxing, lightly worn. Good+. The second American edition, the first having issued in 1789, also published by Dobson. 'Printing and the Mind of Man' describes this work as "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought." Evans 31196. PMM 221 [London, 1776]. Kress 3288.

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        Delineations of Exotick Plants cultivated in the Royal Garden at Kew. Drawn and coloured, and the botanical characters displayed according to the Linnean system, by Francis Bauer... Published by W.T. Aiton.

      London, William Bulmer, 1796-(1797). Parts I-II (of 3). Large Folio (620 x 470mm). pp (4), iii, (1 blank), with 20 hand-coloured etched plates. Original blue boards, with printed paper labels on upper covers, worn and with some repairs, in a half-morocco box. First edition of Bauer's stunning depictions of ericas grown at Kew from specimens collected by Francis Masson in the Cape Colony, without the excessively rare third part which was published in 50 copies only and lacking in most copies. The unsigned preface by Sir Joseph Banks, the only text in the work, speaks of Bauer's extraordinary skill: 'It will appear singular, at first sight, that engravings of plants should be published without the addition of botanical descriptions of their generic and specific characters; but it is hoped, that every Botanist will agree, when he has examined the plates with attention, that it would have been an useless task to have compiled, and a superfluous expence to have printed, any kind of explanation concerning them; each figure is intended to answer itself every question a Botanist can wish to ask, respecting the structure of the plant it represents; the situation of the leaves and flowers are carefully imitated, and the shape of each is given in a magnified, as well as in a natural size. The internal structure of the flower, respecting the shape and comparative size of its component parts, is also, in all cases, carefully displayed... ' The reader is referred to the Hortus Kewensis for details of synonymy and specific differentiae./According to a note by Sir Everard Home in the Natural History Museum copy, from information supplied him by Bauer, 90 copies of the first part were printed, but ten of them were spoiled in colouring, of the second part 80 copies were printed and of the third only 50./Blunt considers Bauer to have been 'the greatest botanical artist of all time' and notes that only in the present work can 'we appreciate the force of his draughtsmanship'.//Dunthorne 28; Great Flower Books p 49; Henrey 437; Hunt 747; Nissen BBI 97; Stafleu and Cowan 363.

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        Démonstrations élémentaires de botanique: Partie des Figures.

      Lyon, Bruyset Ainé, 1796. 2 volumes. 4to (275 x 210mm). pp. (4), xvi, 15, 104; pp. (4), 24, 31, 48, 15, with 342 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf (end of spines rubbed). The collection of plates and text comprises the "Figures des Plantes de P. Richer de Belleval". Richer de Belleval (1564-1632) was one of the early French botanists. He planned to publish a work with about 500 plates describing unknown plants of the Alps. The copper plates were made but the work was not published. The botanist Gilibert found about 300 of them in a bookshop in Montpellier, and used them in the above work for the first time, almost 200 year after they were made. If the work had been published during the lifetime of Richer de Belleval he would have been remembered as one of the very important early botanists. According to a note written in the book plate 277 was never published./The work contains 5 series. Série I: Figures fondamentales de toutes les parties des Plantes et leur explication. Série II. Notice Historique sur la vie, les écrits de Pierre Richier de Belleval... Observations... contenant les descriptions de Belleval, et une discussion critique sur chaque espece et le sentiment de Linné, Haller, Seguier, Gouan et Villars. Série III: L'explication et la suite des desseins des Graminées, d'après Leers. Série IV: Les descriptions et les Figures de la plupart des Mousses et des Plantes analogues, d'après Vaillant. Série V: Les Descriptions et les Figures des Plantes les plus rares observées par Linné sur les Alpes de Lapponie, tirées de son Ouvrage intitulé 'Flora Lapponica' & La Traduction libre du Poëme de Trante sur les amours des Fleurs, (De connubiis Florum) par L.P. Bérenger. //Provenance: Librarie stamp of A. de Gasparin on title-pages.//Nissen BBI, 703; B.M. (Nat. Hist.) I, p. 209.

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        Eclogae Americanae seu descriptiones plantarum praesertim Americae Meridionalis nondum cognitarum. I-III.

      Hauniae, Nicolaus Möller, 1796-1807. Folio. (8) + 52 + (4) + 56 + (2) + (4) + 56 (mgl. siste bl. i register) s. 30 kobberstukne delvis foldede plansjer. Nyere brunt skinnbd. 2 bl. med liten rift i nedre marg. 6 plansjer litt beskåret i øvre marg, med tap av plansjenummer. 2 plansjer litt fuktskjoldet i øvre marg. Plansjene noe mørknet og små bretter i ytre marg.. Martin Vahl, norsk botaniker og zoolog (1749-1804). Født i Bergen. Første norske professor i botanikk. Elev av Carl von Linné. Redaktør av Flora Danica, fasc. XVI-XXI. Recent half calf. 30 engraved, partly folding plates. Lacks last leaf in index (Part III). 2 leaves with minor tear in lower margin. 6 plates close cut in upper margin, with loss of platenumber. 2 plates with some dampstaining in upper margin. Plates a little darkend and worn in outer margins, otherwise a good copy

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        La Religieuse.

      Paris, Buisson, (1796/97) - An Cinquième De La République. 8vo. Very nice contemporary half calf with gilt spine. Minor, barely noticeable repair to upper capital and slight bumping to corners. A very nice and clean copy, with only very minor brownspotting. Printed on good paper. With the half-title (bearing the "Décret concernant les Contrefacteurs" on verso). Book plate of Guy de Portuales to inside of front board. (4), 411, (1) pp.. The very rare first edition of Diderot's famous novel, "The Nun", which was actually begun as an elaborate practical joke, but which ended up as one of the most famous novels of the period. A great succes-de-scandale, "The Nun" has both fascinated and unsettled the vast reading public since its first appearance. It started out as a series of letters from a fictitious character, the nun Suzanne, to one of Diderot's friends, the Marquis de Crosmare (who Diderot was trying to lure back to Paris), describing her intolerable life in the convent and imploring him to help regain her freedom and her renounce her vows. The fictitious letters were later revised and written in to the novel that we know today. The work was completed in ab. 1780 and was published posthumously in 1796/97, attracting enormous attention and bringing to light a number of issues that had not previously been publically addressed. It focuses on the then-current practice of forcing young women into convents in order to get them out of the way, on the unnatural life of the convents, and on the corruption in religious institutions and among the clergy. As such, it caused an outrage when it appeared and and became an instant succes-de-scandale. "A novel mingling mysticism, madness, sadistic cruelty and nascent sexuality, it gives a scathing insight into the effects of forced vocations and the unnatural life of the convent. A succes de scandale at the end of the eighteenth century, it has attracted and unsettled readers ever since. For Diderot's novel is not simply a story of a young girl with a bad habit; it is also a powerfully emblematic fable about oppression and intolerance. This new translation includes Diderot's all-important prefatory material, which he placed, disconcertingly, at the end of the novel, and which turns what otherwise seems like an exercise in realism into what is now regarded as a masterpiece of proto-modernist fiction." (From the Oxford University Press edition, 2005). Tchemerzine IV:471

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        "Original Designs of the Most Celebrated Masters of the Bolognese, Roman, Florentine, and Venetian Schools; Comprising Some of the Works of Leonardo da Vinci, the Caracci, Claude Lorraine, Raphael, Michael Angelo, the Poussins, and others, in His Majesty Collection; engraved by Bartolozzi, P.W. Tomkins, Schiavonetti, Lewis, and Other Eminent Engravers; with Biographical and Historical Sketches of L. da Vinci and the Caracci"

      London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. Shakspeare-Press and sold by G. and, 1796-1812 London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. Shakspeare-Press and sold by G. and W. Nicol [et al.], 1796-1812. . Leather. VG+. "Imperial Folio (502 x 377 mm); [1] engraved leaf, [2] leaves, 12 p. [7] engraved leaves, [2] leaves, 6 p., [116] leaves (58 engraved with 66 plates, preceded by 58 free leaves -and the most by flying silk protective tissues).- // Binding elaborated from two superb boards of the 18th century in red levant (crushed morocco), beautifully decorated with a gilt artistic dentelle, and cover and extended edges also gilt dentelled, and an English style spine, from the first third of 19th century with raised bands and spine label, decorated in black and gold tones; gilt edges. The binding presents very minor peeling from different periods. Judging by the strong hinges (necessary to handle a volume of this size) professionally placed in the 20th century, this was perhaps when the binding was  built . The sizes of the boards, the spine and the body of the work lead us to think that the spine belongs to the original binding. Most of the engravings have a protective silk tissue. From the engraving of 'Sybil' by Raphael, almost all the engravings have sequential numbering. Foxing spots and slight darkening in margins of some plate leaves, especially in the first series; old waterstain that only affects the lateral margin of the last five engravings; minimal tear in side margin of the content page; a plate leaf of the second series, with tear not affecting the image.- // Prov.: Ex-Libris on pastedown, Edward [Davies] Davenport (motto Time Deum et Honora Regem); Hand written ex-libris on last free endpaper, 'Brian Elias, Dec. 1965'.- // Description of the content: Frontispiece, 1 etching  F. Bartolozzi, orig. draw. Guido [Reni]; published as the Act Directs, Dec. 25 1802 by I. Chamberlaine, Brompton MIDDx. ; 1 white card leaf; Engraved title page on card; [First additional title page:] Imitations of original designs by Leonardo da Vinci Consisting of various drawings of single figures, heads, compositions, horses, and other animals: optics, perspective, gunnery, hydraulics, mechanics; and in particular of very accurate delineations, with a most spirited pen, of a variety of anatomical subjects, In His Majestys collection. Published by John Chamberlaine, keeper of the king's drawings and medals. and F.S.A.- London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. and sold by George Nicol, Bookseller to His Majesty; Edwards, Pall-Mall; Robson Bond-Street; and Messrs. White, Fleet-Street, 1796. [lacks in this copy]; [1] p., Dedication to the King; [1 p.] white; p. 3-12, study about Leonardo; p. 13-14, on card, transcription and translation of the notes by Leonardo on the anatomy plates reproduced in the following two first plates; [7], enraved leaves by F. Bartolozzi from originals by Leonardo.  Published as the Act Directs , (1º)  August, 15th 1795 , (2º)  apl, 27 1796 , (3º)  August, 18th 1795 , (4º) -no data-, (5º)  Sept, 17th 1795 , (6º) -no data- y (7º) -s.d.-.,  by I. Chamberlaine . Each engraving is preceded by their corresponding free leave and protective tissue; [Second additional title-page:] Engravings from the Original Designs of Annibale, Agostino, and Ludovico Caracci, in His Majesty Collection. Consists of Elegant Compositions and Studies for the Various Celebrated Pictures in the Different Palaces and Cabinets at Rome, Bologna, Parma, Milan, &c. Published by John Chamberlaine, F.S.A. and Keeper of the King's Medals and Drawings.- London: printed by W. Bul and co. And Sold by George Nicol [et al.], 1797; [1 leaf.], Dedication to the three eldest daughters of George III. [lacking in this copy]. [p. 1-2] Content table enumerating plates 1 to 66; p. 1-5, [1] p., study about The Caracci; [118 leaves], 58 white leaves and 58 engraved leaves, interspersed [+2, one of central reinforcement, and one closing leave], with a total of 66 engravings, in various techniques (etchings, burin, stippled, aquatint and soft ground), made by Bartolozzi, Eddy (¿?), George S. Facius, George Hawkins, Frederick C. Lewis, George R. Lewis, Benedetto Pastorini, Luigi Schiavonetti, Robert Shipster, James Stephanoff, J. W. Tomkins y Peltro W. Tomkins, made between 1806 and 1811, from the works of Bandinello, Canaletti, The Caracci, Leonardo, Lorrain, Michelangelo, The Poussin, Raphael and Swanvelt..- // Extraordinary volume, absolutely complete of its engravings, of the collection published by John Chamberlaine in 1812. Appointed 'Keeper of Drawings and Medals to the King' in 1791, from the time he took charge of the position he was determined to make the royal collections known, making reproductions of some of the best works by the great masters featured in the collection, in a work that spanned 30 years. After a successful anthology of works by Holbein started in 1792 (and which he didn't finish until 1800), between 1795 and 1796 he started another two series that were to be interrupted for long fore reasons unknown. One, dedicated to Leonardo, was planned for two instalments, with a total of eighteen engravings and Leonardo's self-portrait. The first of these, which appeared in 1796 with a front cover, a brief study of Leonardo, nine engravings dated in 1795 and 1796, two of them of anatomy, and the transcription and translation of the handwritten notes that appeared on those two engravings, was entitled Imitations of original designs by Leonardo da Vinci(1). The second series, on the Carracci, planned to include thirteen engravings and the self-portrait Anibal Carracci in two instalments. The first one was published at the end of 1797, with six engravings  with the self-portrait included- all of them engraved between 1796 and 1797 by Bartolozzi, accompanied by the cover of the series and a brief study on the Carracci. The title was Engravings from the original designs of Annibale, Agostino, and Ludovico Caracci, in His Majesty's collection(2). The publication came printed with a dedication to the three eldest daughters of King George III: Charlotte, Augusta and Elizabeth. When nine years later and no other instalment of any of the other two series had appeared, Chamberlaine became active again, for equally unknown reasons. In October 1806 he published another ten engravings, after drawings by Leonardo. And between that month and May of 1807, he did likewise with seven more engravings reproducing works of the Carracci, ten with works by Claude Lorrain, one by Raphael and another by Nicolas Poussin. After another pause, in 1809 he turned out sixteen engravings from the works of Bandinelli, Leonardo, Lorrain, Poussin y Raphael. And one and a half years later, on the 17th of April 1811, he dated another eight engravings reproducing the works of Canaletti, Leonardo, Lorrain, Michelangelo, Poussin y Herman Swanevelt. With all this work already produced, in 1812 he decided to compose this volume, which he only then entitled Original Designs of the Most Celebrated Masters of the Bolognese, Roman, Florentine, and Venetian Schools; Comprising Some of the Works of Leonardo da Vinci, the Caracci, Claude Lorraine, Raphael, Michael Angelo, the Poussins, and others, in His Majesty Collection. Both Brunet (confusing the titles), and Graesse (who didn't get confused), talk as if both the series of Leonardo and of the Carracci, and the later impressions, were pre-planned as a group, a unity, from the beginning, which was published between 1796 and 1811 in 8 fascicles, costing 2 pounds 2 shillings each. But although it is true that (almost all of) the set of prints were being published in instalments, with the previously mentioned interruptions, the truth is that they weren t originally designed to compose a single body of work and it seems that only from 1806 did it begin to be conceived in this way. In fact, the titles of the instalments were evolving, until it started to include the content of everything that had already been published. The title of the sixth fascicle, for instance, which appeared at the end of 1808, was ""Engravings from original designs by Da Vinci, the Carracci s, Claude, the Poussins, Raphael, &c""(3). What Chamberlaine eventually did in 1812 was to combine (almost) all the plates published into a single body, giving them unity with a table of contents of 66 engravings, and incorporating (so the title ensures us) the studies on Leonardo and on the Carracci. In fact, this publication is usually spoken about in reference to the 66 plates of the table of contents and the two studies. To this content, however, should be added the covers of the two first instalments, each of their dedications, and the plates of Leonardo's anatomy studies, the two that had been printed for the first instalment together with the transcription and translation of the notes they included, and another five that had not been issued previously, including the engraving of the physiology reproduction. And the coloured stippled engraving of Bartolozzi from the Ecce homo design by Guido Reni, printed on Christmas day of 1802, also appears in very few copies as the frontispiece(4). This total theoretical content, with 74 engravings distributed on 68 leaves, is what we have detailed at the start of this description, based on the comparison of this copy we offer with those existing in the Smithsonian Institution, the Biblioteca Hertziana in Roma, the British Museum and the John Hopkins University. The most complete of all of them, the copy from the Bibliotheca Hertziana, lacks the dedication to the king of the first instalment of Leonardo. Next would rank the copy we offer here, which lacks only the cover of the instalment of Leonardo and the dedication of the study on the Carracci to the king's daughters. After these, would come the copy from the British Museum, which, even if disorderly, is only missing one engraving: the frontispiece with the Ecce Homo by Reni. Then would rank the copy of the John Hopkins, which is missing some engravings, and the Smithsonian's, which is missing the seven engravings of Leonardo's anatomy (as was the case with the copy auctioned at Christies in 2009). In any case, the engravings that appear in these copies show variants. Thus, the smallest of Lorrain's landscape paintings, are individually printed in some copies, and are printed in pairs in others. Different states of some plates also appear, with or without aquatint, with or without the printed legend ""IN HER MAJESTY'S COLLECTION"" and with or without the design and size credits printed, and engraved by hand or not. (We have the detailed information and photographs of each engraving)..- // (1) On its publication, cfr. The Monthy Review, 25 (1798) 2: 233-235. The complete title was Imitations of original designs by Leonardo da Vinci Consisting of various drawings of single figures, heads, compositions, horses, and other animals: optics, perspective, gunnery, hydraulics, mechanics; and in particular of very accurate delineations, with a most spirited pen, of a variety of anatomical subjects, In His Majestys collection. Published by John Chamberlaine, keeper of the king's drawings and medals. and F.S.A.- London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. and sold by George Nicol, Bookseller to His Majesty; Edwards, Pall-Mall; Robson Bond-Street; and Messrs. White, Fleet-Street, 1796..- (2) On its publication, The Monthy Review, 25 (1798) 2: 235. The complete title was Engravings from the original designs of Annibale, Agostino, and Ludovico Caracci, in His Majesty's collection Consisting of elegant compositions and studies for the various celebrated pictures in the different places and cabinets at Rome, Bologna, Parma, Milan, &c. Published by John Chamberlaine, F.S.A. and keeper of the King's medals and drawings.- London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. and sold by George Nicol, Bookseller to His Majesty; Edwards, Pall-Mall; Robson, Bond-Street; and Messrs. White, Fleet-Street, 1797.- (3) The fascicles of January 1809 of magazines such as The Librarian, The Monthly Magazine, The Edinburgh Review, etc., informed of its appearance on the market.- (4) This is the difference between the descriptions provided by Rudolph Weigel in his work from 1865, Die Werke der Maler in ihren Handzeichnungen, pp. 52-53, nº 40, where he mentions 73 engravings, and that provided by his father, Johann August Gottlob Weigel, in 1841, in Aehrenlese auf dem Felde der Kunst; Beschreibung von Originalhandzeichnungen und Nadelarbeiten der Maler Kupferstichen und in Holz geschnittenen Werken, Leipzig 1836-1845, vol. de 1841, p. 105, ref. 2100, where he mentioned 74.- // Refs.: Brunet, I, 1761; Choulant, pp. 101-102, Graesse, II, 112; Lowndes (1858), II, p. 405; J.A.G. Weigel (1841), 2100; R. Weigel, pp. 52-53, 40."

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        The History of little Goody Two-Shoes. : Otherwise called Mrs. Margery Two-Shoes. : With the means by which she acquired her learning and wisdom, and in consequence thereof her estate. : Set forth at large for the benefit of all those pretty little boys and girls who wish to be good and happy.

      Wilmington, Delaware: Peter Brynberg, 1796. Hardcover. Good. 12mo. Approximately 2½ by 4 inches. 127pp. Original leather spine, paper over boards. Authorship is unknown, but usually attributed to Oliver Goldsmith. This copy lacks the first leaf, containing the frontispiece, and so commences with the title page. There are tears in the bottom corners of 2 leaves with some loss of text; one leaf has a closed tear; another has a small burn hole. A stain along the top runs from about p. 92 to the end. The paper has perished on the board edges, and there is evidence of old glue on the spine. Still a presentable copy in spite of faults, and a rare edition. Less than 6 other copies have been located. Old typewritten notes by Wilbur Smith are laid in. Evans, 32257; Welsh 463.7; Rosenbach 212.

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        Aminta Favola Boschereccia.ora alla sua vera lezione ridotta

      impresso co'tipi Bodoiani, Crisopoli 1796 - 4to, pp. xxxvii, [1], 142, [2]; preserving the final blank leaf; engraved vignette portrait of Tasso on the title page; slightly later full mottled calf; joints rubbed, edges a little worn, one corner showing; all else very good and sound. Brooks, 650 noting this is edition was limited to 100 copies only, and that it is a reprinting of the same of 1789.

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        Indonesia, Straits of Banca - Laurie and Whittle, 1796.

      "Plan of the Straits of Banca' Copper engraving from "The East-India Pilot, or Oriental Navigator' published in London by Robert Laurie and James Whittle in 1796. Coloured by a later hand. Size: approx. 47,5 x 33,0 cm.Nautical chart of the Isle of Banca and part of Sumatra "surveyed by Captain Lloyd of the General Elliot Country Ship, and Mr. Bampton in his passage from China to Batavia, and from Batavia to Malacca.'The map offers rich detail including countless depth soundings, notes on the sea floor, commentary on reefs and shoals (e.g. "a dangerous shoal omitted in almost all the charts'), rhumb lines, place names and a wealth of other practical information for the mariner. Cartographically it was derived from surveys by Captain Joseph Huddart, John Price, and a Mr McDonald.Price: € 975,- (excl. VAT/BTW)  .

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        Selectus instrumentorum chirurgicorum in usum discentium et practicorum tabulis exaratus.

      Wien Alberti 1796 - (33 x 20,5 cm). (12) XVI (2) 48 S. Mit 25 (7 gefalteten) Kupfertafeln. Moderner Halblederband im Stil der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe der übersichtlichen und umfangreichen chirurgischen Instrumentenkunde mit deutsch-lateinischem Paralleltext. - Die Tafeln mit plastischen und exakten Abbildungen zeigen von I. Adam gestochene medizinische Instrumente. - Knaur, Professor für Chirurgie und Geburtshilfe an der Universität in Lemberg, machte sich besonders durch vorliegendes Werk bekannt. - An den Rändern durchgehend stockfleckig. Titel etwas gebräunt, sonst gut erhalten. - Blake 244; Waller 5325; Wellcome III, 403; VD18: 11137134 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De l’économie politique et morale de l‘espèce humaine. Volume I – volume II

      Londres, Cooper et Graham 1796 - . Two volumes in 8vo ; pp. (24), 408 ; pp. (4), 454 ; contemporary half calf over brown boards, spines with some gilding and gilt lettering-piece, upper spine ends with small repair, sprinkled edges, inside absolutely clean and crisp, a very good set. First edition in octavo. J. Herrenschwand (1728-1811) was a late physiocrat but he was not orthodox. Schumpeter described him as an able economist. Blanqui notes “il forme la transition entre l’école de Quesnay et celle d’Adam Smith”. This work is divided in 3 parts. In the first part Herrenschwand attempts to define man’s true purpose or vraie destination, as he puts it, in the universe. In the second he describes the system of government and political economy which will help him fulfill his purpose, and the third part deals with the morality and system of education needed to help man find his destination. Menger c. 592, Kress B 3197, Goldsmiths 16541 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel [without PN], 1796. 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.

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        Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon Two Volumes; With Memoirs Of His Life And Writings

      London: A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1796. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Unrestored full contemporary calf, blind-stamped covers and edges, raised bands and lettering panels (top panel volume I loose). Marbled endpapers with literary labels of Charles Whibley (1859-1930) and Hugh Walpole's Brackenburn (where he lived 1923-1941) on free endpapers. Errata sheet and advertisement for Decline and Fall bound in back of volume II. Frontispiece silhouette portrait facing title-page volume I.

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        Varietate lectionis et perpetva adnotatione illvstratvs a Chr. Gottl. Heyne. Accedvnt indices. Editio novis cvris emendata et avcta, Vol. Primvm - Sextvm.

      Leipzig. bei Caspar Fritsch, 1796-1800. 3. Auflage, 6, illustriert von Geyser, Christian Gottlieb nach Fiorillo, die Kupfer in vorzüglichen Drucken, gr.8°. 24,2 x 15,8 cm. ca. 4300 Seiten, mit Rückenschildern und Lederecken, Hardcover in Halbleder, mit 2 ganzseitigen Kupfern und 199 Kupferstichvignetten, In gutem Zustand. Hier die erste der von Heyne besorgten Ausgaben mit Illustrationen von Geyser nach Fiorillo (siehe dazu Lanckoronska / Oehler II,39 zu Geyser: \"Seine Meisterleistungen sind die Vignetten zu der Ausgabe des Vergil\"), die Kupfer in sehr schönen, samtigen Abdrücken, ein Kupfer, im Band 5. Seite 16 fehlt samt Text, wurde herausgeschnitten, die Kupfer fast alle mit eingelegten Schürzen, die Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen, bei Band 2 fehlt ein Rückenschild, die Bände 1 und 6 einseitig am Rückenfalz teils durchgerieben, Buchblock nur am Kopf beschnitten, die unbeschnittenen Ränder etwas gebräunt und angestaubt, einzelne Seiten, insbesondere der ersten Lage mit feinen Stockflecken, wenige braune Flecken, die Rückenschilder mit kleinen Randläsuren, Einbände berieben, Rückenfalze bei 2 Bänden einseitig teils durchgerieben, in Band 6 fehlen die Seiten 507-514, dafür 701-708 doppelt, insgesamt ein sauberes, gutes Exemplar eines der gesuchtesten Beispiele deutscher Illustrationskunst des 18. Jahrhunderts, die Illustrationen in vorzüglichen Abdrucken auf gutem Papier. Versand D: 2,95 EUR Sammlerexemplare, Illustrierte Bücher, Literatur der Antike, Literatur in Werkausgaben, Fremdsprachige Bücher

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        Repertoire des Elèves de Harpe ou Méthode Contenant des Morceaux d'un doigté facile, propres à former la main et vaincre par dégré de grandes difficultés... Prix 9 fr. Propriété de l'Editeur par Décret de la Convention Nattionale le 19 Juillet 1793

      Paris: Chez Louis, 1796. 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-25 + [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Title within fine illustrated border by J. Le Roy featuring musical instruments (including the harp), music, and architectural and floral elements. Overpaste of the Parisian music dealer "Duhan & Cie." With publisher's signature to title. Minor foxing and browning; light to moderate staining to lower outer portion of each leaf. Very rare. Not in Lesure or Lescat. RISM PP1635a (one copy only, at the Martin-Luther-Universitãt, Halle). WorldCat (with incorrect imprint and without location). Not in COPAC or Karlsruhr. "In 1765 [Petrini] became harpist and chamber musician at the court of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, where he also studied composition. In 1769 he went to Paris, and in 1770 gave his début at the Concert Spirituel and published his op.1." Alice Lawson Aber-Count in Grove Music Online. Bound with: Cousineau, Jacques-Georges 1760-1836 Méthode de Harpe Suivie d'un Receuil de Petits Airs de differens Auteurs, et d'une instruction touchant le Méchanique des Harpes Anciennes et Nouvelles... Oeuvre IV. Prix [9 livre]. Paris: Chez Cousineau Pere et Fils [PN 107], [1784]. 1f. (title), [1] (simple free-hand engraving of the harp), 2-48 pp. Engraved. Title within decorative border featuring musical instruments including the harp. With publisher's signature to foot of title and early manuscript annotation to upper margin. Page 10 with a diagram of pedal positions. Title washed; minor staining to lower outer corners of many leaves; occasional paper repairs at plate edges. First Edition. Rare. RISM BVI p. 241 (4 copies only). Lescat: Méthodes Traités Musicaux en France 1660-1800, 477a. Bound with: Dalvimare, Pierre 1772-1839 Un Jeune Troubadour Romance Avec accompagnement De Piano ou Harpe... Prix 1 [livre] 50 c. Paris: Au Bureau de l'Agence Dramatique... Et chez les Marchands de Musique [PN 47], [ca. 1800-1820]. [1] (title), 2-3 pp. Engraved. With the signature of the composer (most likely autograph) to title. Dalvimare was harp tutor to Napoleon's wife, the Empress Josephine. Bound with: Various short contemporary pieces featuring the harp by composers and arrangers including Baneux, Berton, Blattman, Cardon, Deleplanque, Desargus, Gros, Krumpholtz, and Naderman, including several pieces from the series "Feuilles de Terpsichore ou Nouvelle Etudes de Harp" published in Paris by Chez Cousineau Pere et Fils, [1779-ca. 1790]. Folio. Contemporary quarter green vellum with marbled baords, rectangular paper label with manuscript titling to upper. Binding worn and rubbed, particularly at edges; spine chipped; manuscript titling faded.

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

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

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        Abhandlung von den Krankheiten der Knochen, Knorpel und Sehnen. 3 in 1 Bd.

      - Königsberg und Leibzig, Verlag der Hartungschen Bhdlg., 1796, 1789 und 1793, 8°, XX, 402, (2 pp. Druckfehler); XVI, (1) Taf., 200; (10), 289 pp., (2 pp. Druckfehler) pp., 1 Portait, 25 Kupfertaf., Pappband d.Zt. Selten - Erster Teil in der endgültigen, wesentlich erweiterten dritten Auflage, die anderen Teile in erster Ausgabe! - - Johann Friedrich Böttcher, "Physikus der Kreise Rastenburg und Neidenburg in Ostpreussen, von dessen Lebensumständen nur zu ermitteln war", "promovierte 1779 zu Halle mit der Dissertation "De nonnulis ad suffusionem in genere et crystallinam veram in specie pertinentibus" (neu gedruckt bei WEIZ, Neue Ausz. Frankfurt und Leipzig 15 (1782) pp. 24-27), dass er anfänglich in Berlin prakticirte und 1791 die genannte Physikatsstelle erhielt, verfasste mehrere sehr geschätzte Schriften wie: "Abhandlung von den Krankheiten der Knochen, Knorpel und, Sehnen" (1. ThI., Dessau 1782, Königsberg 1787 ; neue Aufl. 1789 ; 2. Theil 1789; 3. Theil, 1. Hälfte 1792) - "Vermischte medicinisch-chirurgische Schriften" (Heft 1, 2, Königsberg 1791-92) - "Auswahl des chirurgischen Verbandes für angehende Wundärzte" (Berlin 1795; 8. mit 15 Kpft. 4.) - "Vorschlag zur Verbesserung des doppelten Leistenbruchbandes und Angabe zu einem bequemen Verbände bei der Zerreissung des Ligaments der Kniescheibe" (Berlin 1796) - "Bemerkungen über Medicinal- Verfassung, Hospitäler und Kurorte" (Heft 1, Königsberg 1800). - Das zuerstgenannte Werk war das vollständigste, das seit J. L. PETIT'S berühmter Schrift über den gleichen Gegenstand erschienen war. Böttcher hat sich auch noch durch Erfindung eines Compressorium der verletzten Art. intercostal., durch ein Compressorium und ein Receptaculum urinae bei Incontinenz desselben u.s.w. bekannt gemacht." Gurlt, Hirsch-H. I, p.604; Ergänzungsband p.113 - - siehe - Meusel, I, p. 363; IX, p. 114; Bernstein, Geschichte der Chirurgie, II, p. 431. - - Blake 56; Lesky 87 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Monk. A Romance. in Three Volumes

      Printed for J. Saunders., 1796, Hardcover, Book Condition: Poor; Boards detached, one missing. Spines heavily chipped with loss., First Edition; First Printing. Diamond calf with gilt borders to boards. Raised bands and gilt titles to spines. Marbled edges and endpapers. Vol. 1 250pp. Vol. 2 280pp. Vol. 3 308pp. This spurious 'Waterford' edition was actually printed in 1818 to take advantage of Lewis's death. Summers p. 421.; 308 pages

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        OstFrieß- und Harrlingerland nach geographischen, topographischen, physischen, ökonomischen, statistischen, politischen und geschichtlichen Verhältnissen. Erster Band (alles erschienene).

      Aurich: Bei Johann Adolph Schulte, und in Kommission der Curtschen (Curt) Buchhandlung in Halle, 1796 - LV (I), 463 (1) Seiten mit einer radierten Titelvignette "Upstalsboom" von C. B. Meyer. 18, 5 x 11, 5 cm, zeitgenössischer Halblederband mit geprägtem Rückentitel, Deckel mit Kleisterpapier bezogen, dreisseitiger Rotschnitt. Keine weiteren Bände erschienen Krieg, MNE Bd 1 S. 237. Die Titelvignette des Upstalsboom von C. B. Meyer gilt als älteste bekannte Ansicht. "Der Upstalsboom (niederländisch Opstalboom, altfriesisch Opstallisbaem), ist das mittelalterliche Landtagsgelände der friesischen Stämme bei Rahe südwestlich von Aurich." (Wikipedia) * * * Ex Libris und Name auf Vorsatz, Stempel auf Titelblatt (vorder- und rückseitig), Einband berieben und nicht mehr ganz frisch, innen noch gut erhaltenes und sauberes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 18, 5 x 11, 5 cm, zeitgenössischer Halblederband mit geprägtem Rückentitel, Deckel mit Kleisterpapier bezogen, dreisseitiger Rotschnitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Port Nord-Ouest: Chez F.N. Bolle, 1796. Small quarto. Loose sheets. Contemporary manuscript notations. Lightly soiled, some light wear at edges. Very 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 registration of deeds on the island. Interestingly, the printer Bolle seems to have moved his press out of the capital of Port Louis at this point. 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 A261.

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        Mühle beym Lombard. Kolorierte Umrißradierung vom Friedrich Rosenberg mit geätztem schwarzen Rand.

      1796. 1796 - 18,8 x 25,2 cm. Unten links in der Platte signiert. Aus der 8 Blätter umfassenden Folge "Aussichten vom Hamburger Wall". Im Hintergrund sieht man die Kalköfen an der Binnenalster. [SW - Ansicht, Ansichten, Hamburgensien, Hamburgensie] [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset. Compiled from the best and most antient Historians, Inquisitions post mortem, and other valuable records and MSS. in the public offices, and libraries, and in private hands. With a copy of Domesday Book, and the Inquisitio Gheldi for the County: Interspersed with some remarkable Particulars of Natural History. And adorned with a correct Map of the County, and Views of Antiquities, Seats of the nobility and gentry &c. Corrected, augmented and improved. (by R. GOUGH.) In Four Volumes.

      John Nichols & Bentley 1796, 1803, 1813, 1815 (2nd edition) The very scarce Second Edition. 4 vols; Folio(approx 10 x 15.5 inches.) Attractive half-calf and marbled paper covered boards. Marbled page edges. In very good condition. Near fine contemporary covers. New endpapers. Inside the odd small handling mark otherwise pages very clean. Some rubbed edges to plates. Small tear plate v.1 p174. Repaired tear p.122. Plus a few other small tears and neat reinforcements. Misnumbered pagination v.2 p189. ”Period Bookbinders, Bath”. (Label rear endpaper.) Else a very smart copy of a very scarce edition. Includes Map of the county. Not published in this edition, Saxton Door Pimperne (p175, v.1).; Portrait Thomas Hollis p425, v.1.; and Portrait Brown Willis v.4 p335 Second editions rarely come to the market; this is an opportunity to acquire a unique piece of Dorset history. The 1st edition was published in 1774 after Hutchins death, in two volumes. The 2nd edition was revised by Richard Gough and John Bowyer Nicholls and published between 1796 and 1815 in four volumes (although it was always the intention to publish three volumes only). The first volume of the second edition was issued in 1796 and its successor in 1803,all printing of the third volume (with the exception of a single copy preserved in Richard Gough's library ) and all the unsold copies of vols. I. and II, were destroyed by fire at John Nichols printing house in 1808. Nichols printed an appeal for support, and in 1813 the third volume appeared with Gough's name as its editor. The fourth volume came out in 1815.

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

      Thomas Dobson, 1796 The second American edition of this fundamental work in economics be the Scottish philosopher and economist. Three volumes, leather bound. Covers and internal pages very good. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        A Topographical and Political Description of the Spanish Part of Saint-domingo, : Containing, General Observations on the Climate, Population, and Productions; on the Character and Manners of the Inhabitants. 2 Volume Set

      Philadelphia: printed and sold by the author, printer, etc 1796 - 2 Volumes. Bound in contemporary 3/4 black leather. Marbled boards. New spine labels. Hinges rehinged. Speckled page ends. Good binding and cover. Ornate bookplate from the Pepperell family. Map present at title page of Volume I. Offsetting occurring to map, with small tear on fold at attachment to title page. Hand colored border to Saint-Domingo on map. Errata and contents to end of Vol. II. Foxing and toning to pages. Brooks 814; Sabin 50572. Mederic Louis Elie Moreau de Saint-Mery was a lawyer and writer with a career in public office in France, Martinique, and Saint-Domingue (present-day Haiti). He is best known for his publications on St-Domingue and Martinique. A well-educated slave owner, he rejected the principle of the Natural Rights of Man in order to defend legal slavery and segregation on the basis of race. In his roles in the French parliament and on the colonial Governing Boards, he sought to maintain an economic system based on slave labor. To this end, he pursued the rights of colonists ? mostly white planters ? and sought a degree of self-determination for the French Caribbean. Spanish Santo Domingo remained poor and neglected, particularly in contrast with neighboring French Saint-Domingue, which became the wealthiest colony in the New World. As restrictions on colonial trade were relaxed, the colonial elites of St. Domingue offered the principal market for Santo Domingo's exports of beef, hides, mahogany and tobacco. With the outbreak of the Haitian Revolution, the rich urban families linked to the colonial bureaucracy fled the island, while most of the rural hateros (cattle ranchers) remained, even though they lost their principal market. Spain saw in the unrest an opportunity to seize all, or part, of the western region of the island in an alliance of convenience with the British and the rebellious slaves. They were defeated by the forces of the black Jacobin General Toussaint L'Ouverture, and in 1795, France gained control of the whole island under the Treaties of Basel. Moreau?s history gives a clear picture of the state of Spanish Domingue prior to the French Insurrection spilling over. In a final note by Moreau in the final 5 pages of Vol. II, has Moreau talks about the state of Louisiana, in Spanish hands since 1762, that it would be the best new colony in French interests if France wished to expand in the Western Hemisphere. Only four years later would he be proven correct, in the Third Treaty of San Ildefonso, which in turn, three years later, led to the Louisiana Purchase by Jefferson and the United States. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Handbuch zur Kenntnis der Hessen-Casselischen Landes-Verfassung und Rechte in alphabetischer Ordnung entworfen. Erster Theil (Aal - Berg) bis siebenter Theil (Mobilien - Rauch-Taback).

      Kassel, Waisenhaus-Buchdruckerei 1796-1808. 7 Bände [= Alles Erschienene]. XXII, 560; XX, 524, (2); XXIV, 554; (8), 568, (2); (4), 571, (1); (4), 528, (2); (2), 486, 40 Seiten. Mit einer Durckervignette in Holzschnitt auf den Titelblättern. Kl.-4° (21 x 18 cm). Halblederbände der Zeit mit floraler Blind- bzw. Goldprägung und roten Titelschildern auf dem Rücken, Lederecken, hellen Kiebitzpapierbezügen und rot gefärbtem Schnitt. Alle erschienenen Bände des sehr seltenen, niemals vollständig abgeschlossenen juristisch-verwaltungskundlichen Repertoriums; über den rechtgeschichtlichen Wert hinaus ergiebige landeskundlich-realenzyklopädische Quelle zu Wirtschaft, Handel, Naturgeschichte und Ökonomie Kurhessens. - Der erste und zweite Band wurden von Kopp herausgegeben, danach übernahm bis zum sechsten Band (1804) der Justizrat C.F. Wittlich die Edition, die kurzzeitig wohl durch die Napoleonische Besetzung Kurhessens zum Stillstand kam. Der sehr seltene, bibliographisch kaum nachweisbare siebte Band (1808) wurde dem Titel nach offenbar wieder von Kopp betreut; die letzte Lieferung (in getrennter Paginierung) endet mit dem Stichwort \'Rauch-Taback\'. - Der Rechtswissenschafter und Paläograph Kopp (1762-1834) \"trat nach vollendeter Studienzeit in Hessen-Kassel’sche Staatsdienste und erhielt zunächst eine Stelle als Assessor bei der Regierung in Kassel. 1788 wurde er zum Justizrath und Mitglied der Oberwegecommission, 1793 zum Regierungsrath, 1797 zum Geheimen Referendar und Landsecretär ernannt. 1802 übertrug ihm Landgraf Wilhelm IX. die Direction des Hofarchivs, 1803 wurde er mit dem Titel eines Geheimen Cabinetsraths ausgezeichnet [...] Im Januar 1804 schied er unter ehrender Anerkennung seiner Verdienste aus dem Staatsdienste aus, um sich nun ganz den Studien hinzugeben. Bereits mehrfach war er auf historisch-juristischem Gebiete schriftstellerisch thätig gewesen. Schon 1788 waren seine \'Beiträge zur Geschichte des Salzwerkes in den Soden bei Allendorf\' erschienen, 1794 gab er das von seinem Vater begonnene Werk \'Ueber die Verfassung der heimlichen Gerichte in Westphalen\' heraus. Das \'Handbuch zur Kenntniß der Hessen-Kassel’schen Landesverfassung und Rechte in alphabetischer Ordnung\' ist nach Plan und Anlage sein Werk [...] In Anerkennung seiner litterarischen Verdienste ertheilte die juristische Facultät in Göttingen K. 1804 die Doctorwürde. Das für Kurhessen so verhängnißvolle Jahr 1806 veranlaßte ihn sich nach Baden zurückzuziehen. Anfänglich lebte er in Heidelberg und las an der dortigen Universität über Diplomatik; 1808 wurde er zum Honorarprofessor daselbst ernannt. Später privatisirte er in Mannheim. Paläographische Studien beschäftigten ihn seit seinem Rücktritt ins Privatleben fast ausschließlich\" (ADB). Kopps Hauptwerk sind die vier Bände der \'Palaeographia critica\' (1817-29). - Materialreiches Lexikon, das über die \'Landes-Verfassung\' nicht nur im rechtlichen, sondern umfassenden Wortsinn Auskunft gibt. Verzeichnet sind neben Ortsnamen, juristischen & administrativen Begriffen (mit detaillierten Verweisen auf die jeweiligen Gesetzestexte) Schlagworte wie Adel, Ackerbau, Aderlassen, Alte Leuthe, America, Apotheken, Arcana, Arzneyen, Asche-Brenne, August-Eicheln, Ausländer, Auswandern, Axt, Bader, Bäcker, Bank, Bagage, Bann-Mühle, Bansen, Barben, Bau, Berg-Arbeiter, Bergwerks-Fuhren (Beispiele aus Band 1). - Die Einbände berieben und etwas beschabt, Kanten und Ecken bestoßen. Einige Kapitale mit Fehlstellen und Einrissen. Leder des Rückenbezugs etwas augetrocknet, Vergoldung abgerieben. - Block und Bindung intakt, offenbar nur wenig benutzt. - Bibliotheksstempel und Registratureinträge auf Vorsätzen, Titeln und Innendeckeln. - Durchgehend etwas gebräunt und v.a. an den Blatträndern stockfleckig, die Vorsätze und ersten sowie letzten Blätter stärker. - Insgesamt gutes, einheitlich gebundenes Exemplar. - MNE I, 387. - Nicht bei Zischka und in der Sammlung Seemann. - BMGC XIV, 310, 893. - Enslin, Bibliotheca juridica 89. - ADB XVI, 690ff. - Leesch, Deutsche Archivare II, 328. Versand D: 5,50 EUR

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        Reize van Maarten Gerritsz. Vries in 1643 naar het noorden en oosten van Japan. Including: SIEBOLD, Philipp Franz Balthasar von. Aardrijks- en volkenkundige toelichtingen tot de ontdekkingen van Maerten Gerritsz. Vries, met het fluitschip Castricum a[nn]o. 1643.Amsterdam, Frederik Muller; [The Hague], Koninklijk instituut voor taal-, land en volkenkunde van Nederlandsch Indië, 1858. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With lithographed folding plate with reproductions of six signatures and a folded lithographed reproduction of Maarten Gerritsz. de Vries's original map , coloured in outline. Contemporary half cloth.

      Cat. NHSM, p. 180; Cordier, Japonica, col. 356; Tiele, Bibl. 1183. First edition of a transcription of the original 17th-century manuscript ship's log of the ship Castricum under the command of Maarten Gerritsz. de Vries, on its journey to the north of Japan to discover the coast of Tartary. Included is a geographical and anthropological commentary written especially for this publication but also separately published in the same year, by the well-known Philipp Franz Balthasar von Siebold (1796-1866), a German physician and botanist, sent to Dejima (Japan) in service of the Dutch and the first European allowed to teach Western medicine to the Japanese. The editor Pieter Arend Leupe also added transcriptions of several 17th-century documents related to the voyage.With bookplate. Some spots throughout, especially in the preliminaries, title-page browned and slightly soiled, the map somewhat thumbed and with a minor tear along a fold, still a good copy. Corners of the binding a bit bumped and the spine slightly damaged.

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        Práctica del Consejo Real en el despacho de los negocios consultivos, instructivos y contenciosos: con distinción de los que pertenecen al Consejo pleno, ó á cada sala en particular: y las fórmulas de las cédulas, provisiones y certificaciones respectivas: dividida en dos tomos. Obra postuma.

      En la Imprenta de la Viuda é Hijo de Marín, Madrid 1796 - 2 tom. Madrid, En la Imprenta de la Viuda é Hijo de Marín, 1796. 36,8x27 cm. 8 h., 679 p.; 2 h., 369 p., 4 h. indice general. Plena Piel de la época, cada uno con contraportadas en rojo, doradura en contra portada, con lomo grabado en oro y guardas marmoradas. (Lomos restaurados). Primera edicion. - Ejemplar de tomo muy ancho en papel excelente. Las orillas un poco desgastadas. Exlibris (Honourable Society of the Inner Temple) en la portada interior. Ambas portadas y aproximadamente 20 páginas selladas. - Tom 1: Título y las primeras 3 hojas con mancha al márgen, a partir de la página 169 hasta el final con una marca de agua, a partir de la página 650, mancha de agua sobre el texto. Tom. 2: El título ligeramente manchado, a partir de la página 361 con mancha de agua al márgen. Breitrandiges Exemplar, gebunden für die Bibliothek der Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, eine der vier Anwaltskammern (Inns of Court) für Barrister in London, deren Geschichte bis ins 14. Jahrhundert zurückreicht. - Erste Ausgabe. Wichtiges Quellenwerk zur (Rechts-) Geschichte Spaniens im 18. Jahrhundert. Solche ‚Práctica' genannten Handbücher erschienen im 18. Jhdt. zum Nutzen all jener, die mit den seit dem 16. Jhdt. immer komplexer gewordenen Institutionen der Administration und Gerichtsbarkeit der spanischen Monarchie, in Gestalt ihrer obersten Verwaltungsbehörde, dem Real y SupremoConsejo de Castilla (Kastilienrat) unmittelbar zu tun hatten. Geschrieben wurde dieses postum gedruckte Buch vom besten Kenner der Materie, Escolano de Arrieta (1733-1794), langjähriger ranghöchster Sekretär des Königlichen Kastilienrats. - Einbände fachgerecht restauriert. 1. Titel und die ersten 3 Bl. mit Fleck im Seitenrand, ab Seite 169 bis zum Ende mit einem Wasserrand, ab Seite 650 den Text tangierend. - 2. Titel etwas fleckig, ab Seite 361 mit einem Wasserrand. Copy bound for the Library of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, one of four Inns of Court (professional associations for barristers) in London, founded in the 14th century. - First edition of this important source-work on the administrative organization of 18th century Spain. Suchso-called ‚Practicas' appeared in response to the needs of those, who were connected with the Consejo de Castilla and the administrative laws of the Spanish monarchy which had be come ever more complex since the 16th century. The handbook of politics and government was written by the ChamberNotary and Secretary of the King and the Royal Council, Escolano de Arrieta (1733-1794). He was the most renown adept of the practices of the Real y Supremo Consejo de Castilla, the ruling body and key part of the domestic government of the Crown of Castile. Palau 81329. - Piñal, Bibliografía de autoresespañolesdelsiglo XVIII. Vol. 3, 1387. - Vallejo Garcia-Hevia, ElConsejo Real de Castilla y susescribanos en elsiglo XVIII (2007), p. 403 f. -Oestmann, Zwischen Formstrenge und Billigkeit: Forschungen zum vormodernen Zivilprozess (2009), p. 260 f. Plena Piel de la época, cada uno con contraportadas en rojo, doradura en contra portada, con lomo grabado en oro y guardas marmoradas. (Lomos restaurados). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Samuel Ireland, A picturesque tour through Holland, Brabant and part of France. 2 Bände in 1. Mit 2 gestochenen Titeln mit 2 Aquatinta Vignetten, 46 Aquatinta-Tafeln sowie 2 ganzseitigen Portraits.

      London for T. Egerton, 1796, - XX, 217 Seiten, 1 Bl., IV, 211 Seiten, 1 Bl. (weiß). Leder d. Zt. mit Rücken-Schild, goldgeprägtem Rücken sowie Goldfileten u. Stehkantenverg. (etwas berieben u. bestoßen, Rücken fachmännisch erneuert, sowie Innengelenke mit Gewebeband verstärkt). Mit dekorativen Aquatinta-Ansichten von Harwich, Rotterdam, Dordrecht, Amsterdam, Harlem, Leyden, Scheveningen, Rotterdam, Antwerpen, Valenciennes, u.v.a. Teils etwas gebräunt bzw. gelegentlich leicht stockfleckig, am Oberrand anfangs etwas wasserrandig, im hinteren Teil am Unterrand etwas bestoßen, insgesamt sauberes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar. A4-129 Versand Dienstags und Freitags Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 5000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Autograph Letter Signed

      1796 - HAMILTON, Lady Emma. Autograph Letter Signed. No place: circa 1796. One page, octavo, matted and framed with an engraved portrait. Entire piece measures 14-3/4 by 12-3/4 inches. $2700.Scarce Emma Hamilton autograph letter signed, to George Macartney, first Earl Macartney, written in Naples where Emma and her husband William figured prominently in court society. Elegantly framed with an engraved portrait.Here Lady Emma writes to George Macartney, First Earl Macartney. "Their is no opera to night my dear Lord will you come to us a little, I am not well. The King has invited you to dine tomorrow and one o'clock but come to us & I will tell you all about it. Ever yours…" George Macartney was posted to Naples in 1796, where he met Emma and William Hamilton, who were at the center of court society. Fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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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