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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.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Librairie Jeanne Laffitte]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat + Verlag Klaus Breinlich]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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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!

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dieter Stecher]
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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

      [Bookseller: Norlis Antikvariat]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiq. F.-D. Söhn - Medicusbooks.Com]
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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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        Bill Establishing Offices for the Sale of Lands

      1796 - (CONGRESS). A Bill Establishing Offices for the Sale of Lands in the Territory North-west of the River Ohio. [Philadelphia]: no publisher, January 26, 1796. One folio sheet, loose as issued, printed on laid paper with “DELAWARE” and spread-wing eagle with shield watermarks, folded into two leaves, printed on all four pages, uncut. $8500.Unrecorded draft of the momentous Public Land Act of 1796, the legislation that, however imperfectly, helped inaugurate America’s western expansion, “setting the rhythm of American social development for a century to come.”When the American Revolution ended, the new nation encompassed approximately 560 billion acres of land. Thousands of potential settlers eagerly looked toward the frontierâ€"not least the recently decommissioned soldiers of the Continental Army, who had been promised tracts of land in return for their serviceâ€"but America’s young government faced an undeniable tension between encouraging expansion and raising revenue. “The young Republic needed whatever revenue it could get but at the same time a considerable number of statesmen, led by Thomas Jefferson, saw the desirability of putting the land as rapidly as possible into the hands of people who would render it productive” (Banta, 275). In the Land Ordinance of 1785, Congress made its first provisions for surveying and selling lands in the public domain. Unfortunately, the Ordinance’s surveying requirements slowed the pace of settlement; furthermore, the law ultimately favored wealthy speculators over willing, but less prosperous, pioneers: “the least amount of land one could buy from the government at 640 acres for a minimum price of $1.00 an acre… The average settler did not have $640 for the minimum purchase… Another difficulty was that, with 18th-century methods, it took two full military squads of men to farm 640 acres and this new land, offered in such large parcels, could not be worked by slaves because of its location in free territory” (Banta, 275).This fine document emerges, then, from ongoing disputes in the 1790s, disputes whether policies should be directed at using public lands mainly as a source of revenue or at helping actual settlers easily obtain land” (Foner & Garraty, 877). It is an unrecorded draft of what would become the Public Land Act of 1796, and it reveals several of the changes necessary to secure the Act’s passage. In this draft, for instance, Congress provides for larger division of lands “on the north-west side of the river Ohio, in which the titles of the Indian tribes have been extinguished” (a reference to the 1795 treaty signed at Greenville, in which Confederated Indians ceded two-thirds of present Ohio and some of southeastern Indiana) into “only… tracts of three miles square.” The final version, in contrast, included a provision stipulating smaller 640-acre lots in half of the new townships; it also established acreage, not mileage, as the means for measuring plots.In the end, the 1796 Act awarded victory in the struggle between settlement and revenue to revenue. The legislation “made permanent the rectangular system of survey with townships of six miles square. Half of the townships in the newly surveyed area were to be sold in quarter-townships of 5120 acres each… The alternate townships were to be divided and sold as sections of 640 acres” (Gates, History of Public Land Law Development). It also raised the minimum price of a government acre of land to $2.00. Not until the Harrison Land Law of 1800 would individual, common settlers enjoy greater access to public land. Even so, the 1796 Actâ€"of which this document preserves an early formâ€"managed to “set the pattern of the American West. Ranges, townships and sections marched across the continent with the pioneer, imposing their rigid triangles on forest, plain and mountain… The Act of 1796, drafted by ordinary members of an average Congress, set the rhythm of American social developmen [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Life of Lorenzo de` Medici, called the Magnificent (2 Bde., compl.). Beinhaltet auch: Poesie des Magnificio Lorenzo de Medici, tratta da testi a penna della Libreria Mediceo-Laurenziana..

      London, Printed for A. Strahan, 1796 4°, Bd. I.: Fronti., Titelblatt m. Kupferstich, XXVI, 1 Bl, 320 S., Appendix 136 S., 5 Kupferstiche jeweils am Kapitelanfang und einer am Ende des 5 Kapitels, 1 blattgrosser Kupferstich. Bd. II: Titelblatt m. Kupferstich, 312 S., 5 Kupferstiche jeweils am Kapitelanfang und einer am Ende des 10 Kapitels. Poesie: 48 S.; Appendix 111 S., Index 11 S., Ldr. der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rücken und Rückenvergoldung., Minimal berieben. Deckel u. Vors m Leimschatten, wenige Seiten mit kleinen Stockflecklein - insgesam ein sehr schönes Exemplar The second edition. corrected. Exlibris von William Danby «En Dieu est tout» a. Vorsatz. ebenso Namenszug desselben: «W. Danby. Swinton. Der II. Band beinhaltete die Poesie Lorenzos mit eigenständiger Paginierung. - William Roscoe (1753-1831). Historiker. kämpfte gegen die Sklaverei und deen SKlavenhandel. Sein Werk über Lorenzo de Medici wurde mehrfach aufgelegt und ins Franz. Ital. und Deutsche übersetzt. Die Kupferstiche sind von Matthew Houghton ( 1768-1821). - William Danby (1752 -1833). englischer Schriftsteller der das Haus seiner Familein in Swinton Park in gotischem Stil erneuern liess. Ausserdem liess er sich Stonehenge nachbauen. 1829 schrieb der Schriftsteller Robert Southey: \"The most interesting person whom I saw during this expedition was Mr. Danby of Swinton Park. a man of very large fortune. and now very old. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Alte Drucke - nach 1550 Geschichte - Renaissance

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        Le fabbriche e i disegni raccolti ed illustrati da Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi. Opera divisa in quattro tomi con tavole in rame rappresentanti le piante, i prospetti, e gli spaccati.

      per Giovanni Rossi,, In Vicenza, 1796 - Quattro volumi di pp. iv, 128; iv, 76; iv, 60; iv, 80. Con ritratto dell'autore all'antiporta del primo volume e 210 tavole fuori testo, di cui molte ripiegate. Unito a: Le terme dei romani disegnate da Andrea Palladio con la giunta di alcune osservazioni da Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi. In Vicenza, Rossi, 1797. Pp. 55 (1). Con antiporta figurata e 25 tavole f.t. Complessivamente cinque volumi di cm. 23, solida legatura coeva uniforme in piena pergamena rigida con nervi passanti e titoli in oro su tasselli ai dorsi. Esemplare con fioriture sparse, più evidenti ad alcune sezioni di carte di testo, peraltro genuino ed in buono di conservazione. Non comune a reperirsi completo di tutte le tavole e del volume d'appnedice apparso un anno dopo la pubblicazione dell'opera. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MISCELLANEOUS WORKS OF EDWARD GIBBON, ESQUIRE With Memoirs of His Life and Writings, Composed by Himself: Illustrated From His Letters, with Occasional Notes and Narrative, by John Lord Sheffield

      London: Printed for A. Strahan and T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1796 and 1815. 3 volumes. First Editions of the first two volumes issued in 1796 and first edition of the third volume, issued in 1815. Illustrated with frontispiece engravings in volumes one and three and with epitaph leaf and folding genealogical table in volume three. 4to, handsomely bound in full contemporary calf by White of Doncaster, the covers with gilt fillet lines at the borders around a more elaborate blind rolled frame, the spines with wide raised bands ruled in gilt creating compartments crosshatched in blind, contrasting red and black labels gilt lettered and numbered, additional gilt ruling at spine tips, gilt hatched board edges at corners, rolled blind tool repeated on the turn-ins, page edges marbled, silk ribbon markers bound in. xxv, errata, 703; viii, 726, errata, ad leaf; x, 691 pp. A very beautiful and proper set, the bindings extremely attractive with only some minor and expected evidence of age, the text in excellent order, all very desirable. RARE FIRST EDITION OF ALL THREE VOLUMES. The work here includes notes, letters, diaries, essays, unpublished works. The printing includes pieces in both English and French and occasional writing in Latin is interspersed. The work was gathered by Lord Sheffield and it was on the Sheffield family estate that Gibbon was buried after his passing. Gibbon?s DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE is considered still to be THE GREATEST HISTORICAL WORK EVER UNDERTAKEN. This set of his miscellaneous works includes letters, notes, and diaries from his early studies, there are also essays from his youth and a number of previously unpublished works. His memoirs were assembled by Lord Sheffield from drafts of an autobiography which Gibbon left unfinished at his death.

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      London 1796,98, Bulmer. Full calf, 3 vol. set, 2 vols.: text. 518+626p.+ 29 engravings; + folio atlas 44 engraved plates,. rebound in 3/4-calf over marbled boards, text exceptionally. bright, text 1798 second & best edition,atlas 1796 = 1st ed.. THREE VOLUME SET INCLUDING THE FOLIO ATLAS SUBTITLE.: continued: Tartary. Together With a Relation of The Voyage Undertaken on the Occasion By His Majesty's Ship the Lion, and the Ship Hindostan, in the East India Company's Service, to the Yellow Sea, and Gulf of Pekin; as well as of Their Return to Europe; With Notices of the Several Places Where they Stopped in Their Way Out and Home; Being the Islands of Madeira, Teneriffe, and St. Jago; The Port of Rio De Janeiro in South America; the Islands of St. Helena, Tristan D'Acunha, and Amsterdam; the Coasts of Java, and Sumatra; the Nanka Islands, Pulo Condore, and Cochin-China. Taken Chiefly From the Papers of His Excellency the Earl of Macartney, ....Sir George Staunton. In Two volumes, with engravings; beside a folio volume of plates. The Second [and considered the best] edition, corrected. *** By and large, the best single English language item done on China in the 18th century. The official account of Earl McCartney's informative but unsuccessful mission to establish formal diplomatic and commercial relations with China. Staunton accompanied the Embassy as Secretary & compiled his book chiefly from the papers of the Ambassador & his fellow envoys. A fascinating true history of the expedition, useful primary source. * George Staunton [1737-1801] was a British diplomat, in 1774 Dr. Samuel Johnson met Staunton and they became life-long friends. Although the official mission to China failed, a wealth of precious information was collected and published in this first comprehensive official account. During this period of time, Great Britain was anxious to establish formal diplomatic relations with China and open usual trade relations. The unwilling Chinese resisted all Western foreign intervention in China. In the end the gifts and arguments were rejected. * IMPORTANT NOTE ! Only the FIRST [1797] & CORRECTED SECOND EDITIONS [1798] of this work contains the folio atlas, which is dated 1896. The text are small folios: 23 x 29.5 cm., bound in old gold stamped calf, with gilt decorations, and the atlas is 44 x 57 cm., with recent 3/4 rebinding in calf to the spine and 4 corners, then gold stamped. **** THE PLATES: Beautiful views of Cochin-China, Macao, Yang-Tzw river life, many other views of China. Highly collectable title, documenting the first English Embassy to China. A most handsome addition to any great collection. This work is seldom found in its complete state, with the atlas of maps & superb copper engraved plates, with nice frontispiece engravings in volumes 1 & 2 of McCartney and Tchien Lung, the Great Emperor of China. * THE FOLIO ATLAS: Issued 1796 [First & Only Edition: The atlas was copper etched, is ca. 44 x 55.5 cm. It is bound in 3/4 calf over original marbled boards, and contains 44 finely engraved maps, plans, views and some are double-page, several folding, including the large 57 x 93cm. general chart. plates. CONTENTS: 1. General chart on Mercator's projection of track of the . ships from England to the gulf of Pe-che-lee, or Pekin . and their return to England. 2. View of eastern side of the island of Amsterdam in the . Indian ocean. 3. A chart of the coast of Cochin-china. 4. A chart on Mercator's projection of the Lion, Hindostan, . Turon bay in Cochin-china to the mouth of the Pei-ho . river. 5. A chart of several clusters of islands on the eastern . coast of China called Chu-san islands. 6. Sketch by compass of the coast of Shan-tung, strait of . Mi-a-tau. 7. Views of the land promontory of Shang-tung. 8. Sketch of Pei-ho or White river near entrance of gulf of . Pekin. 9. Sketch of a journey from Zhe-hol in Tartary by land to . Pekin. 10. Sketch of a journey from Han-choo-foo to Quang-choo-foo . or Canton. 11. Plan of the city and Harbour of Macao. 12. Leaf of the cactus opuntia, or prickly pear. 13. Fire-backed pheasant of Java 14. View of a village on the borders of Turon bay in . Cochin-china. 15. View of Turon bay from a small island. 16. A mandarin, or magistrate of Turon. 17. A Chinese military post. 18. Chinese military drawn out to Ambassador, and falling on . their knees to receive him. 19. Instruments of war used by the Chinese. 20. View of the western gates of Pekin. 21. Plan of the hall of audience, three courts lead into . palace of Yuen-min-yuen in Pekin. 22. View of the front hall of audience. 23. Plans, sections, and elevations of the great wall of . China. 24. View of part of the great wall of China. 25. Approach of the Emperor of China to his tent in Tartary . to receive the British Ambassador. 26. Plan, section and elevation of Poo-ta-la [Tibet]. 27. View of Poo-ta-la 28. Punishments of the Cha. 29. View in the garden of imperial palace of Pekin. 30. Dramatic scene on the Chinese stage. The other 14 illustration titles are: View of Pai-loo; Quan, or Mandarine; View near Lin-tsin; Plan of sluce or floodgate; Chinese barges; View across lake Pao-yng; Pelicanus sinensis; View of Chinese city; View of Chin-san; Chinese barges; View of Lake See-hoo; Economy of time and labor; Rock of Quang-yin; Scoop-wheel of China. *** THE TEXT PLATES: The drawings were done by William Alexander. Volume 1: Frontispiece of Chen-Lung Emperor of China; Adasonia or Baobab monkey bread-fruit; View of largest of the islands of Tristan d'Acunha; Cochin-Chinese boat; Curious insect in Turon bay; Feet and ankles of a Chinese lady [bound feet]; Chinese mariner's compass. ** Volume 2: Frontispiece of Excellency Earl of Macartney; Hai-vang or Neptune of the Chinese; Two men swinging water baskets; Female divinity in the temple of Tong-Choo-foo; Bronze vessel; Transport of large heavy packages; Method of carrying sedan chairs; Manner of crushing rice and grain; Statue of bronze lion; Emperor's Throne; Carved scepter of jade; Agate of extraordinary size; Cemented earth temple in Zhe-hol; Liu-shin spirit of thunder; Two fishermen carrying a boat; Manner of drawing up a large net; Exact portrait of a Chinese bridge; One method used for working the chain-pump; Chinese plough; Camellia Sesanqua,tea plant; Cave of Camoens at Macao; Pillar on an animal in temple near Pekin. *** These lively and large plates illustrate coastal views, birds of an unusual character, natives and other images of significance. Expertly drawn and engraved. ***** THE SECOND and CORRECTED BEST EDITION: Was published a year after the First Edition [1797], in 1798 and is considered more valuable than the First Edition. This work has always been considered rare when complete with the atlas, and remains the most valuable primary resource for the first official British embassy to the Emperor to China. **** THE BINDINGS: Volumes 1 & 2 are in period gilt-ruled calf, expertly re-backed with modern gilt-tooled calf. Each volume is ca. 23 x 29.5 cm., there is an armorial book plate inside the front covers of both volumes 1 & 2. The atlas does not have any book plate, but is with its original marbled end papers, and is solid, with recent 3/4 calf rebind of the spine and the four corners, with gilt stamping. ****** BIBLIOGRAPHY: Lust 545. * H. H. H. Cordier: SINICA 2381-82. * Hill: Pacific Voyages, p.0-281, 1628, p.250. * Maggs: Catalog no. 521:"Apart from its Chinese importance, is of considerable interest owing to the various places visited en route, including Madeira, Teneriffe, Rio de Janeiro, St. Helena, Tristan D'Acuna, Amsterdam Island, Java, Sumatra, Cochin-China, etc." * E. Cox I, A REFERENCE GUIDE TO THE LITERATURE OF TRAVEL pp. 334-345."A most interesting account of Chinese manners & customs at the close of the 18th century." **** Color 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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        View of the City of Ten-Tchoo from the anchorage of the Hindostan in the Strait of Mi-A-Tau bearing South-west

      London: Published by George Nicol, 1796. Engraving. Printed on wove Whatman paper watermarked 1794. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark on lower edge of left margin. Image size: 20 x 28 1/4 inches. This sweeping series of views is from Staunton's seminal text "An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China", which was a record of the Earl of Macartney's embassy to the Emperor of China. Macartney was dispatched to Beijing in 1792, traveling via Madeira, Tenerife, Rio de Janeiro, the Cape of Good Hope and Indonesia. He was accompanied by Staunton, and a retinue of suitably impressive size, including Staunton's 11-year-old son who was nominally the ambassador's page. On the embassy's arrival in China it emerged that the 11-year-old was the only European member of the embassy able to speak Mandarin, and thus the only one able to converse with the Emperor. The embassy, the first such to China, had two objectives: the first to register with the Emperor, British displeasure at the treatment that the British merchants were receiving from the Chinese, the second to gain permission for a British minister to be resident in China. The first objective was achieved, the second was not. Macartney was twice granted an audience with the Emperor and in December 1793 he was sumptuously entertained by the Chinese viceroy in Canton, and returned to England via Macao and St. Helena, arriving in September 1794. This important text produced some of the earliest accurate maps of the interior of China and provided many invaluable geographical and cultural observations. This rare print depicts the Shantung Peninsula, and includes one harbor view and two elevations printed on one sheet. The top elevation depicts Cape Macartney and Staunton's Head from the north east, while the middle elevation shows Cape Macartney and Cape Gower from the north west. At the bottom is a view of the city of Ten-Tchoo-Foo from the ocean. Brunet V,525; Cordier Sinica 2381-2383; Cox I, 344; Hill p.280; Lust 545.

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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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        Document signed ("Lafarge").

      Paris, 24. II. 1796. - 4to. 1 p. La Farge, as director general of the Caisse d'Epargne, with other bank officers including M. Mitouflet, appoints Jean Rodde as procurer general: "Before the notary public of the Department of the Seine, living in Paris, the undersigned were present - citizens Joachim de LaFarge, Director General of the Savings and Loan Bank, living in Paris at 701, rue de Grammont in the Le Pelletier section; Jean Charles Magnaud du Planier, same address as the above; Pierre Etienne Recalle, living at the above-mentioned street and section; Louis Charles Mitouflet, the same address. The administrators of the said bank have created and named as their Procurer General and Special Assistant Mr. Jean Rodde, office boy at 701 rue de Grammont, to whom they give the power for them and in their names [to accept] all registered letters and packages by post which may be presently addressed to them and will be so in the future, to give receipts and sign all appropriate registers" (transl.).

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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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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, In 3 Volumes

      Published by A. Strahan and others, London 1796 - , complete in 3 volumes, 499, 523, and 463 pages, plus index at rear of volume 3 Eighth Edition , joints are cracked thus covers loosely attached, some scuffing to covers, some areas of loss at spines, previous owner's bookplates at front pastedowns, light spots and water staining to pages towards front and rear, text remains clear and complete, books in fair condition , full speckled calf, gilt titles on spine Octavo, 22 x 14 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A GENERAL CHART OF THE WEST INDIA ISLANDS WITH THE ADJACENT COASTS OF THE SPANISH CONTINENT’. Map of the Caribbean from South Florida to Honduras and Trinidad. Published by

      William Faden 1796 - 52x76cm. Original outline colour. Excellent condition.

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        Charte von America.

      Nürnberg, Homann Heirs, 1796. col. map 600 x 490 mm. Title cartouche bottom left. Map shows us North-, Middle- and South America. little brown spot in the middle.

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        Carey's General Atlas

      Philadelphia: Published by Mathew Carey, 1796. Folio. (16 7/8 x 11 1/4 inches). 45 engraved maps (2 single page, 42 double-page, 1 folding). Lacking the letterpress title. Contemporary brown sheep-backed marbled paper-covered boards, the whole covered with a contemporary sail cloth chemise. Housed in a black chemise and black morocco backed folding box. Provenance: Elizabeth White Carlton (1799-1818, early book label) An unsophisticated copy of this important American atlas, including the first appearance of the very rare, large-scale map of the United States by Samuel Lewis. "Following the Revolution, there was considerable activity in the United States by American mapmakers and publishers. One of them, Mathew Carey, was a pioneer in producing cartographic works ... In 1795 Carey published The General Atlas for Carey's Edition of Guthrie's Geography Improved . William Guthrie's popular textbook was originally issued in London in 1770 ... The sixteen maps of American states included ... were reprinted with five others in his American Atlas , which was also published in 1795 ... The engravers of the maps in both atlases were Barker, Scott, James Thackara, and John Vallance, all of Philadelphia, Samuel Hill of Boston, Amos Doolittle of New Haven, and Benjamin Tanner of New York" (Ristow). Carey's 1796 General Atlas which followed, i.e. the present atlas, contained the same maps as the 1795 Guthrie Atlas, but without mention of Guthrie on the title and with the significant addition of Samuel Lewis's large map of the United States which had not been completed in time for the Guthrie Atlas. The important and highly detailed map, titled "A Map of the United States: compiled chiefly from the State Maps, and other Authentic Information," depicts the young nation as far west as the far side of the Mississippi River, with a large Louisiana Terrritory identified as "Spanish Territory"; an inset shows Florida and the Gulf coast. That map is nearly always lacking from the atlas, although is present in this copy. An idea of its rarity may be gained from the fact that the Siebert copy of this atlas was missing this map, as was one of the only two other copies to sell at auction in the past thirty one years. The last example which did include this map was sold by Sotheby's in 1976 (lot 38, sale 24 February 1976). Wheat and Brun identify two states of the map, this copy an example of the second state with the addition of Carey's tag line above the inset. Evans 30162; Phillips Atlases 683; Sabin 10858.

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        The American Atlas

      New York: Published by John Reid, 1796. Folio. (16 x 10 1/4 inches). Mounted on guards throughout, letterpress title within decorative border of typographic ornaments, 21 engraved maps and plan on 20 leaves (2 folding, 17 double-page and 2 single-page maps printed on one double-page sheet). [ with :] William WINTERBOTHAM. An Historical, Geographical, Commercial, and Philosophical View of the United States of America, and of the European settlements in America and the West Indies. New York: printed by Tiebout and O'Brien, for John Reid, [1795-]1796. 4 volumes, octavo (8 3/8 x 5 1/4 inches). 7pp. list of subscribers at the back of vol.IV. 25 engraved plates (of 26, comprising 4 engraved portrait frontispieces, and 21 engraved plates), extra-illustrated with provisional titles to vol.I and II bound at the rear of the respective volumes. ("Plan of Washington" mentioned in the plate list as being required opposite p.67 here bound in the atlas). Atlas: bound to style in half speckled calf over contemporary marbled paper covered boards, original paper label affixed to the upper cover, flat spine in seven compartments divided by gilt double fillets, red morocco lettering piece in the second compartment. Text: contemporary tree sheep, neatly rebacked to style uniform to the atlas, original red morocco labels. A very fine copy of this rare and important atlas, here including the folding plan of Washington not found in most copies, and with the first American edition of the associated text. by William Winterbotham. The atlas is among the earliest to be published in America and is the first to contain a plan of Washington, D.C. The Reid atlas is one of the rarest and most interesting of American atlases, preceded only by the 1795 Carey and the Clark atlases as the earliest United States atlases. It includes detailed engraved maps of North and South America, and the United States; and individual maps of New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and the West Indies. The continent maps, the general map of the United States, and those of Kentucky and Washington are after maps appearing in London editions of Winterbotham; the remaining maps are original to this work. Although not found in all copies, the atlas is noted for containing an exceptional plan of Washington, D.C. which follows the famed Ellicott plan of 1792: the present copy includes this plan, here in its first state dated 1795, with the publishers listed on the plate as Reid, L. Wayland and C. Smith. The text by Winterbotham is the first American edition of what is a key early history of the United States. Winterbotham was prosecuted for sedition for two sermons he preached in 1792. He was found guilty and sentenced to two years' imprisonment and wrote the present work while serving time in Newgate Prison. It treats the discovery and early settlement of America, the American Revolution, each of the states of the Northeast and South, the Northwest Territory, Canada, and settlements in South America and the West Indies. Most of the handsome plates illustrate birds, quadrupeds, and reptiles found in the West Indies. The color plate represents the tobacco plant (third volume, opposite page 427) and is the first color plate regularly published in an American book, here present in a very good impression. Reid's atlas and Winterbotham's text, intended as a set, are now rarely found together. Evans 31078 & 31647; Howes R170 and W581; NAIP w012698; Phillips Atlases 1216,1366; Phillips Maps pp.595,1005; Rumsey 845; Sabin 69016; Schwartz & Ehrenberg p.215; Streeter Sale 77; 'A Checklist of Printed Plans of Washington, DC 1792-1801' 13.1, in Mapforum Issue 1.

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        Les Liaisons dangereuses. Lettres recueillies dans une Societé, et publiées pour l`instruction de quelques autres. 2 tomes.

      Londres [d.i. Paris], o. Vlg. 1796. 8°. 415 S. (einschl. Titelei) u. 2 Bll., 398 S. Mit 2 gest. Frontisp. und 13 Kupfertafeln (nach Monnet, Gerard und Fragonard gest. v. Baquoy, Duplessis-Bertaux, Dupreel, Godefroy, Langlois, Lemire, Lingee, Masquelier, Patas). Dekorative Lederbände der Zt. m. Titel u. Verz. in Goldpräg. auf Rü., schlichtem, goldgepr. Deckel- und Spiegelrahmen, marmor. Vorsätzen u. umseit. Farbschnitt (gebunden bei C. A. Schulze sen., Berlin). Einbde. stellenw. berieben u. fleckig, Ecken z. Tl. bestoßen, im Text sauber u. kaum abgegriffen. / 8°. 415 pages (including title) and 2 sheets / 398 pages. With 2 engraves titles and 13 copper-engraving plates (after Monnet, Gerard and Fragonard engraved by Baquoy, Duplessis-Bertaux, Dupreel, Godefroy, Langlois, Lemire, Lingee, Masquelier, Patas). Decorative leather bindings of the time with gold-embossed decorated back, with gilt on sides, marbled endpapers and coloured edges (bound at C. A. Schulze senior, Berlin). Bindings here and there scratched and spotty, corners partly bumped, text clean and rarely tapped. Cohen-Ricci 235; Sander 356; Gay-Lem. II, 850. Die seltene und geschätzte Ausgabe des erstmals 1782 erschienenen Briefromans, der als einer der besten französischen Romane des 18. Jahrhunderts gilt. Erste Ausgabe mit den 15 großartigen Illustrationen nach Monnet (1732-1816), Melle Gerard (1770-1837) und Fragonard fils: \"c`est la plus belle edition de cet ouvrage\" (C.-R.). Vorliegend die Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1796 mit dem Titel in 8 Zeilen und nicht der unveränderte Nachdruck (reimpression contrefacon) mit demselben Jahr und übereinstimmender Kollation von 1812. Der Verlagsort und das Erscheinungsjahr sind durch zwei Striche getrennt (eine einzelne Wellenlinie ist bei der Ausgabe von 1812 zu finden). Die hübschen Kupfer in kräftigen Abdrucken. - Der Verfasser, der französische Offizier und Schriftsteller Pierre-Ambroise-Francois Choderlos de Laclos (1741-1803) wurde nach dem erfolgreichen, zugleich allerdings einen Skandal auslösenden Erscheinen des Buches auf einen wenig attraktiven Posten in La Rochelle versetzt. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Erotik, französischen Literatur, 18. Jahrhundert, Kunst, Illustrierte Bücher

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        Neue Reise in das Innere von Afrika, während der Jahre 1783 bis 1785. - Mit Anmerkungen von Johann Reinhold Forster (2 BÜCHER)

      Berlin . Voß. 1796 2 Bände 20x13 cm. 20 Kupferstich-Tafeln, 1 gef. Kupferstich-Karte,VI. neue, dekorative Halbleder-Bände, mit Lederecken, Buntpapier-Bezugspapier, Sprenkelschn (II : Deckel von Band 1 mit wenigen Stellen von oberflächlichem Insektenfraß, gute Exemplare, Papier absolut sauber( - Mit den Reihentiteln : Magazin von merkwürdigen neuen reisebeschreibungen, 12. und 13. Band - ZUSTAND : Betrifft nur die Bücher mit der Nummer 300000 bis 330000 (II) gut erhaltenes Exemplar, auffällige kleine Mängel, die den peniblen Sammler stören könnten, sind angegeben. Versand D: 4,75 EUR [Kultur, allgemein , Kulturwissenschaften, Länderkunde allg. , weltweit , Völker]

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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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        Erklärung der Kupfer zur Darstellung des Geschmacks der verschiedenen Völker.

      (Leipzig, Göschen 1796 - 1798).Mit 49 Kupfertafeln. 10 S. HLdr. um 1850. 20,5 x 25,5 cm. ADB XXVII, 105; Rümann 887; Ornamentkatalog 3978. - Der sehr seltene Tafelband zu dem vierbändigen Werk "Darstellung und Geschichte des Geschmacks der vorzüglichsten Völker in Beziehung auf die Auszierung der Zimmer und auf die Baukunst". Die Tafeln u. a. von P. Veith, J. G. Schmidt, J. G. Seiffert, J. A. Dornstedt nach Christian Friedrich Schuricht. - Rackwitz (1744 - 1818) war seit 1790 Hofmarschall am kursächsischen Hof; in dieser Eigenschaft war er u. a. für die Verwaltung und Ausgestaltung der herrschaftlichen Gartenanlagen und Wohnräume zuständig. Das Werk zeigt die verschiedensten Möglichkeiten und Stilentwürfe auf, der hier vorliegende Tafelband mit einer Vielzahl an Beispielen besonders für die Ausgestaltung von Gärten und Parkanlagen. - Nicht überall stießen die Racknitzschen Ideen auf Begeisterung, Schiller und Goethe spotteten in den Xenien: "Ehemals hatte man einen Geschmack; nun gibt es Geschmäcke; Aber sagt mir, wo sitzt dieser Geschmäcke Geschmack?" und "Kamtschadalisch lehrt man euch bald die Zimmer verzieren, Und doch ist Manches bei euch schon kamtschadalisch genug". - Die wenigen Vergleichsexemplar auf deutschen Auktionen der letzten 60 Jahre immer mit nur 48 Tafeln. Einige Tafeln etwas stockfleckig, insgesamt recht gutes Exemplar! Bücher de

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        America nach der zweyten Ausgabe von Arrowsmiths Weltcharte und dessen Globular-Projection, nach den Berichten der Jesuiten und anderer Reisebeschreiber, und nach Raynals, Gatterers, Angaben entworfen von C. Mannert Herausgegeben mit Kaiserl. Allerg. Privil. Nürnberg bey Adam Gottlieb Schneider u. Weigel. 1796.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Conrad Mannert b. Adam Gottlieb Schneider & Weigel in Nürnberg, dat. 1796, 53 x 60 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 201 (Conrad Mannert, 1756-1834. Historian and geographer. .); Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 124 f. (Adam Gottlieb Schneider, 1745-1815. Cartographer and publisher of Nuremberg. Worked with Weigel. .). - Zeigt Nord- und Südamerika. - Oben links Titelkartusche. - Unten links Farbenerklärung zu den Besitzungen der Engländer, Portugiesen, Holländer, Franzosen, Spanier, Nordamerikanern und Russen. - Tadellos Zustand der altkolorierten und seltenen Karte! Rare map in perfect condition! (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        The Art of Rigging: Containing an Alphabetic Explanation of the Terms, Directions for the Most Minute Operations, and The Method of Progressive Rigging

      David Steel 1796 - London, 1696. 8vo, original boards with crude tape on spine, viii, 232 pp. Illustrated with nine engraved plates, eight folding. Title continues: With Full and Correct Tables of the Dimensions and Quantities of Every Part of the Rigging of All Ships and Vessels. Particularly Useful to Boatswains. The exceedingly scarce first edition of David Steel's important early title on rigging. A fair copy in its original boards, with complete contents showing some intermittent foxing and dampstaining but remaining fairly bright despite the flaws. We have chosen to leave the binding intact to preserved restoration options for the buyer. OCLC 3500865, locating eight copies. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CAMILLE COROT ( 1796-1875 ).

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

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        Oeuvres complètes.

      Leipsic, Gérard Fleischer, 1796. Nouvelle édition. 7 Bde. 263, 311, 295, 205, 367, 293 und 227 S. 16x10,5cm, zeitgenössische Halblederbde. mit Lederecken und marmorierten Deckelbezügen. Montierte goldgeprägte Rückentitelschilder, die jeweilige Bandnummer in einem goldgeprägten ovalen Eichenlaubkranz. Sehr dekorative Einbände! ZUSTAND: Einbände durchgehend leicht berieben. Band 2 mit Nagespuren im Leder (Vorderseite und an den Kapitalen). Papier innen in gutem bis sehr gutem Zustand. Mitunter allerdings etwas stockfleckig. Zustand siehe auch Foto. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Literatur, Werke, Litterature, Oeuvres, Werkausgaben, 18. Jahrhundert, Cervantes, Galatée, Bliombéris, Pierre, Célestine, Sophronyme, Sanche, Bathmendi, Numa pompilius, les deux billets, le bon menage, le bon père, la bonne mère, le bon fils, Myrtil et Chloé, Jeannot et Colin, les Jumeaux de Bergame, Héro et Léandre, le baiser, Blanche et Vermeille, Voltaire, Louis XII., Contes, précis historique sur les maures d\'espagne, Gonzalve de Cordoue

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        Ansichten des herzoglich württembergischen Landsitzes Hohenheim (28 von insgesamt 37 Blättern), nach der Natur gezeichnet von V. Heideloff (1757 - 1817) und durch kurze Beschreibungen erläutert,

      Nürnberg, bey Johann Friedrich Frauenholz, 1796 - 1800. 5 (von 6 Lieferungen) in ORIGINAL-BROSCHUREN, 28 kolorierte Aquatinta-Blätter 37 x 48 cm (Blattgröße), 25,5 x 31,5 cm (Motivgröße) mit je eine Seite Beschreibung, 37x48, grüne Original-Broschuren, ÄUSSERST UMFANGREICHE SAMMLUNG DIESER SEHR SELTENE ANSICHTEN IN DEN ORIGINAL-BROSCHUREN MIT JE EINER EINSEITIGEN BESCHREIBUNG aus den 5 (von 6) Lieferungen sind folgende Blätter vorhanden: aus der 2. Lieferung: Blatt 7:\"Die Meierei\", (Schefold Nr. 3184), Blatt 8:\"Das Römische Gefängnis\", (Schefold Nr.3185 ), Blatt 9:\"Das große Schweizerhaus\", (Schefold Nr. 3186), Blatt 10;\"Das Knabenhaus mit dem alten Thor und dem Wachthaus\" (Schefold Nr. 3187), aus der 3. Lieferung: Blatt 13;\"Das Gärtnerhaus\", (Schefold Nr. 3190), Blatt 15:\"Das Wirtshaus\" mit dem Bogen einer römischen Wasserleitung, (Schefold Nr. 3192), Blatt 16:\"Die Mühle\", (Schefold Nr. 3193), Blatt 17:\"Der Sibillentempel\", bezeichnet C.K.F,, (Schefold Nr. 3194), 4. Lieferung: Blatt 18:\"Der alte Thurm bey dem Wasserfall, (Schefold Nr. 3195), Blatt 19:\"Das Schulhaus\", l. Reste eines Aquadukts, (Schefold Nr. 3196), Blatt 20:\"Die Militairstraße\" mit dem geplanten Nordtor, (Schefold Nr.3197 ), Blatt 21:\"Das Spielhaus und der Spiel Platz\" (Schefold Nr. 3198), Blatt 22:\"Die gothische Kirche mit dem Karthaeuser Kloster, (Schefold Nr. 3199), Blatt 23:\"Der alte Thurm\", (Schefold Nr. 3200), 5. Lieferung: Blatt 24:\"Der Flor Tempel\", (Schefold Nr. 3201), Blatt 25:\"Der Bogen und das Fischer Haus\", (Schefold Nr. 3202), Blatt 26:\"Der Merkurs Tempel oder die drey Kuppeln\", (Schefold Nr. 3203), Blatt 27:\"Die Säule\", (Schefold Nr. 3204), Blatt 28:\"Der Feigensaal\" (Schefold Nr. 3205), Blatt 29;\"Die großen Römischen Bäder\", (Schefold Nr. 3206), 6. Lieferung: Blatt 30;\"Die drey Säulen des donnernden Jupiters\", (Schefold Nr. 3207), Blatt 31;\"Die Pyramide des Caestus\", (Schefold Nr. 3208), Blatt 32;\"Die Gothische Capelle beim Wasserfall\", (Schefold Nr. 3209), Blatt 33;\"Die Einsiedeley\", (Schefold Nr. 3210), Blatt 34:\"Conzert Saal in den Überbleibseln des Tempels der Cybele\", (Schefold Nr. 3211), Blatt 35:\"Das Laboratorium\", (Schefold Nr. 3212), Blatt 36;\"See mit einer Insel beim rothen Thurm\", (Schefold Nr. 3213), Blatt 37:\"Die Kaesküche\", (Schefold Nr. 3214), die Einbände insbesondere an Rücken etwas lädiert, innen teilweise minimal fingerfleckig Versand D: 5,00 EUR La 36089, Originalgraphik, i

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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte. Der Insecten erster Theil. [Und:] Der Insecten zweyter Theil. [Und:] Der Insecten dritter Theil.

      Augsburg, Engelbrechtische, - 1798 1796 - Kl.8°, 1. Teil: Gestochenes Titelbl., XLVIII, 376 S. u. 1 zweimal gefaltete gestochene «Instructionstafel» u. 46 gestochene u. handkolorierte Taf.; 2. Teil: Gestochenes Titelblatt., 424 S. u. 52 gestochene handkolorierte Taf.; 3. Teil: Gestochenes Titelbl., 418 S., 11 Bl. Register u. 52 gestochene handkolorierte Taf., Kart. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückenschildchen, Rundum-Rotschnitt, Deckel u. Kanten etw. berieben, einige Abspleissungen des Überzugspapiers, Ecken etw. bestossen, jeweils Einträge von alter Hand a. Vs.; die Tafeln in Bd. 2 im Text verteilt eingebunden, im 1. und 3. Teil hingegen im Anhang auf Vakat-Trägerblättern montiert, die mit den Insekten-Bezeichnungen von alter Hand in Tinte beschrieben sind (die Tafeln im Bund vom Leim tlw. fleckig bzw. gespleisst); 1. Teil: Blatt mit den S. 65 f. fehlt; 2. Teil: Taf. 38 etw. gebräunt; 3. Teil: Käfer Nr. 202 auf Taf. 29 und Käfer Nr. 228 auf Taf. 32 ausgeschnitten, Käfer Nr. 310 auf Taf. 39 mit Verlusten, Taf. 47 verkehrt eingehängt; allg. gutes, farbfrisches Ex. Jeweils Erstausgabe. - Der vollständige Teil der Insekten (bei 25 Bänden des Gesamtwerks). - Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm (1758 - 1811) war der Sohn des Augsburger Kupferstechers und Kunstverlegers Christian Wilhelm, Inhabers der Martin Engelbrechtischen Kunsthandlung. Er besuchte von 1767 bis 1777 das Gymnasium bei St. Anna, studierte von 1777 bis 1781 in Leipzig Theologie, Philosophie und Philologie bei den Professoren Ernst Platner, Samuel Friedrich Nathanael Morus and Johann August Ernesti. Seit 1781 war er im Dienst der protestantischen Kirche in Augsburg, 1782/83 vertretungsweise auch Lehrer am Gymnasium bei St. Anna. Von 1786 bis 1796 war er Diakon der Barfüsser-Pfarrei, von 1796 bis 1806 Diakon bei St. Jakob und von 1806 bis 1811 Pfarrer der Barfsser-Pfarrei. Wilhelm war Mitglied mehrerer naturforschender Vereinigungen: ?Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin?, ?Naturforschende Gesellschaft zu Halle?, ?Vaterländische Gesellschaft der Ärzte und Naturforscher Schwabens? und ?Regensburgische Botanische Gesellschaft? Er war ein beliebter Prediger und Verfasser von Artikeln für Kalender, Almanache und Zeitschriften (überwiegend anonym). Seit 1792 Veröffentlichung der Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte im väterlichen Verlag in wöchentlichen Lieferungen, mit Illustrationen von namhaften Augsburger Kupferstechern. 1600 gr. Schlagworte: Biologie - Insektenkunde [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        TA., Brauhaus ( königl.), "Ansicht des Königl. Brauhauses und der Stadt Potsdam in der Entfernung".

      - altkol. Umrißkupferstich v. ( Joh. Friedr. Nagel), 1796, 17,7 x 28,5 Berndt, Märkische Ansichten, Nr. 1296 und Farbabb. - Aus der Serie: "Sammlung aller schönen und merckwürdigen Parthien in sämtlichen Preussischen Staaten für seine Majestät den König, 1788".

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