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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      

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

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

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        Autograph Letter Signed

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

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

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

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

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

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        The frugal housewife: Or, complete woman cook.

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

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

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

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        Zum ewigen Frieden. Ein philosophischer Entwurf.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Beym Brockthor. Kolorierte Umrißradierung vom Friedrich Rosenberg.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.[FIRST THROUGH THIRTIETH CONGRESS].

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

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

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

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        BOWLES'S MORAL PICTURES; or POOR RICHARD ILLUSTRATED. BEING LESSONS FOR THE YOUNG AND THE OLD, ON INDUSTRY, TEMPERANCE, FRUGALITY, &c. By the late Dr. Benj. Franklin

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

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

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

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        TRATADO DE TRIGONOMETRÍA ESFÉRICA PARA LA INSTRUCCION DE LOS GUARDIAS MARINAS. [bound with:] TRATADO DE COSMOGRAFÍA PARA LA INSTRUCCION DE LOS GUARDIAS MARINAS

      

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        A SKETCH OF A JOURNEY FROM ZHE-HOL IN TARTARY BY LAND TO PEKIN AND FROM THENCE B

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

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        Hinter einem Windschutz aus Schilf lagernde Ziege und zwei Schafe.

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

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

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

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

      New York: Samuel Campbell, 1796. First edition. Full leather. This is a beautiful, first edition, two-volume set of Washington's letters to the American Congress as Commander in Chief of the Continental Forces during the Revolutionary War, published during Washington's second term as President. The editor's Volume I "Advertisement" states that permission was granted in 1792 to access Washington's original papers, preserved in the Office of the Secretary of State, and to transcribe the letters to the Continental Congress from then-Commander in Chief of the Continental Forces, George Washington. The letters published in these two volumes span June 24, 1775 (the month of Washington's appointment as Commander in Chief) to December 31, 1778. The editor appears to have been attentive to concerns about commercial viability and marketing that might sound familiar to a modern publisher: "The editor contents himself with laying before the public but a part of the collection, - intending , if these volumes meet with a favourable reception, to continue the publication ... Some parts of these letters may perhaps appear too full of minutiae to interest that class of readers, who, unaccustomed to enter into the investigation of causes or consequences, delight only in recitals of battles, sieges, and other striking occurrences which constitute the more prominent features of history. But, to the reasoning philosophic reader, who wishes to explore the secret springs of action...those minute details will, it is presumed, be far from unacceptable, as furnishing him with that species of information, upon which alone he can venture to ground a decisive opinion, and which he might elsewhere seek in vain." Publication having occurred during Washington's presidency, the editor notes: "...it 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: "...in perhaps half a dozen instances, a single word has been hazarded on conjecture, to fill up a chasm, where either the original or the copy happened to be torn or defaced; in which cases, the supplemental words are included within crotchets and printed in Italic." The beautiful full leather bindings are newly commissioned by us, considerate in material and design to the period, in speckled medium brown calf with raised spine bands, gilt bordered spine compartments, blind-stamped compartment decoration, dark brown title and volume spine panels, and extensive blind-stamped and contrasting dark brown decoration on the covers. The volumes are housed in a stout, undecorated, dark brown cloth slipcase. Condition of the bindings is pristine. Condition of the contents is very good overall. We note overall toning and spotting to both volumes, more significant to Volume I. We note no previous ownership marks, losses, or tears to the contents.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        UVRES CHOISIES.

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

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

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

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        LAWS OF NORTH-CAROLINA. AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY, BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF RALEIGH, ON THE SECOND DAY OF NOVEMBER IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-FIVE...[caption title]

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

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        SKETCH OF A JOURNEY FROM HANG-TCHOO-FOO TO QUANG-TCHOO-FOO OR CANTON IN CHINA.

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

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        Oeuvres de Montesquieu

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

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

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

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        Zum ewigen Frieden. Ein philosophischer Entwurf.

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

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

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

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        L'Art des Accouchemens

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

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        The Environs of London:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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